PM Rowley holds press conference on return from CARICOM UN Mission on Venezuela

first_img Related Posts Meaningful dialogue and negotiation are necessary to find a solution to the situation in Venezuela, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley said Wednesday. Oct 1, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 Oct 9, 2020 Grenada Govt. Clarifies Leaked Internal Circular on… center_img PM Rowley, who is Lead Head of Government with responsibility for Security in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet, was on a delegation to the United Nations this week. The delegation was headed by CARICOM Chairman, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, and included Barbados Prime Minister, the Hon. Mia Mottley and CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. Listen: Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 CARICOM and UN meeting on crisis in VenezuelaA Delegation from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) led by Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis is meeting today with United Nations Secretary-General  His Excellency Antonio Guterres to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. Prime Minister Harris is accompanied at the meeting by  Dr. Hon Keith Rowley,…January 28, 2019In “Barbados”CARICOM Delegation in New York holds pre-Meeting ahead of talks with UN SGThe CARICOM Delegation in New York to meet with UN Secretary-General HE Antonio Guterres on the crisis in Venezuela held a preparatory session this morning. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis, is leading the delegation which includes Prime Minister Dr. Hon Keith Rowley…January 28, 2019In “Barbados”CARICOM Delegation to meet with UN Secretary-General Monday on crisis on VenezuelaChairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis leads a delegation from the Community to meet with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General His Excellency Antonio Guterres on Monday morning to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. The meeting will take place at…January 27, 2019In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… last_img read more

Airgas to present at Goldman Sachs 2011 Materials Conference

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Norris Cylinders employs Michael Rollins

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Linde launches CO2 foam extrusion metering technology

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Spending Review: Industry reaction

first_imgTo continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

A statement on infrastructure

first_imgPrime minister Theresa May and her chancellor will be hoping to demonstrate complete dominance over the direction of infrastructure investment and development when the Autumn Statement is read out on 23 November.So what should we expect the Autumn Statement to say? A few thoughts. Heathrow has finally been announced. Crossrail 2 as a project has been bubbling away, rarely silently, in London planning circles for the past 35 years. Could this be the moment when it receives more than just a notional slug of money from the Treasury, or is it one of those projects which will be regarded as being simply too expensive and another example of infrastructure being too London-centric? Could it be sacrificed in whole or in part in order to provide infrastructure investment and funding in other parts of the UK?HS2, second phase, is up for review and while the message has become confused about what the project is supposed to be (capacity not speed), the second phase looks to be on the verge of being cut back with the chancellor looking to bring about some short- to medium-term funding on other road and rail projects.Social infrastructure – schools, hospitals and housing – continues to be at breaking point, and no one has suggested that the Brexit vote will mean population growth in the UK reverses. The housing crisis, particularly in London and the South-east, is now beyond the tipping point and whether it is via community land trusts, private rented sector on a mass scale or government directly funding some housing schemes, the time for change must surely be now. The recent line by the housing minister about the UK needing “to build more homes of every single type and not focus on one single tenure”, tells us clearly what government is going to do now – a huge shift towards supporting the rental sector is on the cards.Whether private finance will be appropriate for the financing of any infrastructure project will depend on the particular projectWhatever infrastructure projects are given the green light, the next questions will surely relate to what financial arrangements the government will be looking to put in place to meet the initial costs of any proposed projects and what sources of income will be used to repay the financing costs and any operating costs on an ongoing basis. Even with the new government’s recent positive signals towards infrastructure investment, public finances remain tight. Undoubtedly significant contributions towards the financing of any proposed schemes will be raised from the private sector through various mechanisms, such as the business rate supplement, but what, if any, steps will the government take to encourage private finance to help bridge the infrastructure financing gap?The question of whether private finance will be appropriate for the financing of any infrastructure project will depend on the particular project.For larger infrastructure projects such as Crossrail 2, a number of factors will be in play. From the government’s perspective, one key consideration will be whether the balance between the likely higher cost of private finance debt will be offset by a consequential transfer of risk from off the public sector balance sheet. From the private finance perspective, time will tell if the banks and numerous alternative lenders, including the insurers, pension and sovereign wealth funds, will have the appetite to invest in these larger projects without them being de-risked by the government. Historically PPP/PFI projects have demonstrated that private finance is unwilling to be left holding the entire risk.Even if, as has been the case with Crossrail 1, commercial lenders and alternatives do not play a significant part in the direct financing, there are certainly likely to be areas of interest for them, particularly in relation to the increases in real estate values around new or regenerated transport hubs that will result from any fundamental infrastructure improvements. In turn intensive development at, for example, selected areas along the proposed Crossrail 2 route could assist the government to kill two birds with one stone. Not only could this make a significant contribution to increasing new housing, but through the community infrastructure levy and innovative use of other local property taxes directly aimed as capturing value uplifts, the government could help raise funding for these anticipated infrastructure projects.The time is most unquestionably right for boosting Britain’s international competitiveness through a strong investment in infrastructure. The market is now waiting to see if the new government’s positive rhetoric turns into something more concrete in the Autumn Statement.Rodney Dukes is head of banking & finance at Taylor Wessing, Al Watson is head of planning & environment at Taylor Wessing, and Edward Avens is a senior associate in banking & finance at Taylor Wessinglast_img read more

Swedish corvettes to move on heavy lift decks

first_imgThe Swedish contribution to the HMS Atalanta operation consists of the corvettes HMS Stockholm and HMS Malmö and the support vessel HMS Trossö. The ships are due to leave Sweden around Easter and operations off Somalia will start in mid-May. The tender process is still continuing so the shipping line involved in the move is still to be selected. The Navy accepts that warships are of course capable of making the journey on their own but that would mean a need for an overhaul in the operational area. Another advantage is that the crews can continue their compulsory mission training in Sweden while the ships are being transported. Using a heavy lift vessel is common among navies which are to transport smaller warships. The Norweigan navy did the same in UNIFIL 2006 and the German navy transported their ships to the Gulf of Aden during operation Enduring Freedom. “That means that our crews can concentrate directly on their mission,” said Lt Jimmy Adamsson of the Swedish Navy’s third naval warfare flotilla.last_img read more

News in 60 seconds

first_imgThis week’s news in brief,New DPP appointedMax Hill QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, has been appointed to succeed Alison Saunders as the next director of public prosecutions. Hill, a former Criminal Bar Association chair, will lead the Crown Prosecution Service from 1 November for a five-year renewable term.Tribunals reviewThe Law Commission will conduct a year-long review of the laws that govern tribunals in Wales. Announcing the project, Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, said existing rules and procedures for the devolved Welsh tribunals are ‘complicated and inconsistent’. Legislation also does not take into account the president of Welsh tribunals’ role, introduced by the Wales Act 2017.Leigh Day appealJudgment has been reserved in the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s appeal of a tribunal’s dismissal of misconduct charges involving human rights firm Leigh Day. A ruling is expected in October at the earliest.New SRA chairAnna Bradley, who began her career with consumer watchdog Which? and is a former chief executive of the National Consumer Council, will take over as chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority board in January.Income slips at InceMaritime specialist Ince & Co has reported a 10% drop in revenue in the UK. Revenue for the year ending 30 April was £42.8m, down from £48m in 2016/17. Earlier this month the firm confirmed it would be making 32 roles redundant from its London office, with the future of three roles still at risk following an earlier consultation.last_img read more

How nutrient deficiencies are killing your health potential

first_imgKey nutrients are cornerstones of good health, yet deficiency among Americans is skyrocketing. Are you unknowingly suffering from a nutrient shortage?Dr. Ronald Hoffman, medical director of the Hoffman Center in New York City and host of the radio program “Intelligent Medicine,” points to three major vitamin deficiencies affecting people today. He offers his expert insight on each and what you can do to fix the problem.Omega-3s“Many North Americans are omega-3 deficient because we eat highly processed foods that lack essential fatty acids and not enough oily fish,” says Hoffman. “The problem is particularly acute for vegetarians, those who prefer not to eat fish or are allergic, and young people who are picky eaters.”In the U.S. up to 91 percent of Americans are omega-3 deficient and a Harvard study ranked omega-3 deficiency as the eighth leading cause of preventable death. Omega-3s are considered “essential” because the body cannot make them and must ingest them from external sources.Omega-3s benefit the body in countless ways, including the optimal functioning of cell membranes. “The cell membrane is responsible for translating messages from adjacent cells and organs into chemical work inside the cell,” Hoffman explains.There are more than 27,000 published studies on omega-3s showing the benefit of omega-3s, from brain and heart health to boosting mood and skin health. Omega-3s are particularly notable for cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association recommends at least 1 gram of omega-3 EPA and DHA a day for those with established coronary artery disease.“Fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines provide the most omega-3s,” says Hoffman. “I also recommend supplements in soft gels or liquid form, or gummies and emulsions for kids.”He notes when selecting a supplement, freshness and dosage is crucial.“Processing, packaging, quality control, proper inventory management and distribution make a difference. I recommend Nordic Naturals because they are vertically integrated from boat to bottle, ensuring the absolute freshest and purest omega-3 products in a wide variety of delivery systems,” Hoffman says. “I recommend that the average person take a dosage of 1 to 2 grams daily.”Vitamin D Because people can produce natural vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) with sunlight, many assume they get enough. In reality, vitamin D deficiency is widespread. Up to 36 percent of Americans are vitamin D deficient and up to 91 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. aren’t getting enough of the sunshine vitamin.“Vitamin D is actually more than a vitamin,” Hoffman explains. “It’s a ‘pro-hormone’ and modifies the expression of many genes. This means it plays a powerful role, not just in building bone, but in the body’s immunity, muscle strength and even mood and cognition.”Many factors affect a person’s ability to make enough vitamin D, including age and location. During sunny seasons, 10 to 45 minutes of direct sun exposure daily can help maintain adequate vitamin D, but for many people this is not possible all year long and supplementation is necessary.“Current recommendations for vitamin D are 600 IU for ages 1-70; for pregnant or breast-feeding women and individuals over 70 it’s 800 IU. But this dosage could short-change many individuals with special needs or who have inadequate sun exposure,” says Hoffman. “The best bet is to measure vitamin D in the blood and supplement until an optimal blood level of 40-60 nanograms per milliliter is achieved.”MagnesiumMost people have heard of magnesium but are unsure how it impacts their health. An estimated 50 to 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium, mostly due to a diet of refined foods.“Magnesium is an essential mineral that is a co-factor for literally hundreds of biochemical pathways in the body,” Hoffman explains. “It is particularly crucial for energy production in the mitochondria, tiny powerhouses within the cells. Therefore, inadequate magnesium can be responsible for physical fatigue and mental depression.”He also notes magnesium, along with calcium and vitamin D, is essential for bone health.You can correct a deficiency by eating a diet rich in plant-based, unprocessed foods like nuts, leafy greens, avocados and dried fruit. However, many people require supplements to reach optimal magnesium levels.“Check labels for the amount of elemental magnesium in each supplement and shoot for 200-500 mg daily. Be sure to meet with your doctor prior to taking any supplement,” says Hoffman.Brandpointcontent.comlast_img read more

Best of the Best Concert happening May 26 in Miami

first_imgThe Best of the Best Concert organizers have announced their star-studded lineup for the 2019 show, which will take place on May 26 in Downtown, Miami.At the media launch on May 7 at the Barter Wynwood, guests were entertained by DJ Fergie and enjoyed Caribbean cuisine from Donna’s Restaurant, a sponsor of the event that will also be live at the venue. The concert organizers promised an exciting and fun-filled event which will feature Dancehall and Soca newcomers as well as many veteran artists from Dancehall and Reggae.The publicist for the event, Ronnie Tomlinson shared with the media, the concept for this year’s lineup, stating that “the organizers wanted to highlight the new young solid talents in dancehall and soca, as well as pay homage to 90s dancehall.” With artists like Frisco Kid, General B, General Degree, Round Head, and Bushman on the lineup, Tomlinson says “there is already a sense of nostalgia that comes over is as we think 90s dancehall and hear some of these names. Yet we must also know and share with our listeners, followers and viewers, that history will take place on Sunday, May 26 as Shabba Ranks and Supercat share the same stage in the United States for the first time.”Guest performer at the media launch was rising reggae artist Jahmiel, who is also slated to perform at this year’s Best of the Best. Also on the lineup are dancehall icons Shabba Ranks and Super Cat along with Alkaline, Stylo G, Vanessa Bling and Noah Powa. They will share the stage with Soca artists Marzville and Skinny Fabulous, along with dancehall veterans like Frisco Kid, General B, General Degree, Round Head, and Bushman. More artists will also be announced in the weeks leading up to the concert.The 13th annual Best of the Best concert will be held on Sunday, May 26 at Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami. The concert is open to all ages and gates open at 2 PM. Tickets are now on sale at read more