first_img LABOUR’S new leader Ed Miliband certainly has a job in reconnecting the party with the business community. Think back to the election campaign. Hardly a business or business group had anything good to say about Labour, while many lined up to publicly back Tory policies. But business did pretty well over the Labour years since 1997 – at least until we hit the financial crisis and world recession. If you look at new firm creation, profitability, the progress of the FTSE, or the path of business investment – it all looks pretty decent. What business certainly does not like is change and uncertainty – it wants a bit of predictability and consistency in policy and Ed Miliband needs to give that high priority. But in addition he should be aware that the phrase “the business community” is wildly misleading. Big business cares about international tax rates, having infrastructure built and skills upgraded, wants to keep Britain at the heart of Europe and – frankly – cares greatly about personal tax rates. SMEs on the other hand worry most about new regulation they cannot even keep up with – and want government to keep the big boys off their backs. White van man has more practical concerns (not least on the price of petrol). At first, Miliband can enjoy the coalition burning its own bridges with business. If recovery does not result soon from the drastic deficit reduction plans then no strand of business will be best pleased – including those who do business with the public sector. We may get corporation tax reductions but if they are paid for by the end of investment and other tax reliefs then there will be as many moans as cheers. And what will business make of Vince Cable and his take on modern capitalism?Second, he should make sure he and his team talk and listen to business as much as possible. Behind the lobbying and self interest, business always knows what is going on.Third, as soon as he can he should try to set out some principles for where reform of tax and regulation would head under a Labour government – and, if he gets in, promise to stick to it.Fourth, while he may want fairness in industrial relations – as would most businesses – he must make clear that strikes are rarely the solution. Finally, he must set out what he feels is best for the country in creating wealth – including a more active industrial policy and a sensible macro policy. Some of this business will welcome, some they may disagree with – but clarity and no special favours is the right policy and the only sensible way to regain the respect of business. And maybe even a bit of their support. Dan Corry was an adviser on the economy to ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown whatsapp Thursday 30 September 2010 10:33 pm KCS-content Show Comments ▼ How Labour can win business back center_img Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more


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first_imgLasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lasaco Assurance Plc (LASACO.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileLasaco Assurance Plc is a composite insurance and financial services company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite business in major sectors of the economy. This includes the heavy engineering, construction, banking and finance, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism sectors. Lasaco Assurance Plc’s business portfolio includes leadership and a significant stake in key federal and state government insurance businesses, multinational and private companies. The company also offers life cover to high-tech, capital intensive and special risk sectors such as oil and gas and aerospace. Lasaco Assurance Plc has business interests in property development and management as well as shareholdings in numerous blue chip enterprises. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lasaco Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


first_imgCopyHouses•Bentleigh, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931149/brodecky-house-atlas-architects Clipboard Area:  156 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931149/brodecky-house-atlas-architects Clipboard Brodecky House / Atlas ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBrodecky House / Atlas Architects Australia Save this picture!© Tess Kelly Photography+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects Builder: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Landscape: ArchDaily Photographs 2018 Year: center_img Ton Vu, Aaron Neighbour Manufacturers: AutoDesk, James Hardie Australia, Kingspan Insulated Panels, Beacon Lighting, Boral, Dulux, Havwoods, James Hardie, Lysaght, Reece, A&L Windows, Stratco “COPY” “COPY” Photographs:  Tess Kelly Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Narita Di LoretoClients:Renata BrodeckyEngineering:Vayco Civil & Structural EngineeringConsultants:Energy Lab, Mike Neighbour Consultant-Building Surveyor, Connelly & Associates Surveyors, Bayside and Suburbs GeotechnicalCity:BentleighCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tess Kelly PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The Brodecky House is a suburban infill project built in the backyard of an existing double storey residence for the owner to retire in. Positioned between a double storey and a single storey brick house, the facade comprises a dark silhouette above a textural reclaimed brick base, that mediates differences in the scale of adjacent houses, while maintaining individuality and openness. The form is a contemporary interpretation of the familiar silhouette of Australian suburban houses.Save this picture!© Tess Kelly PhotographyMaterial textures such as bricks, shiplapped timber, and vertical grooved linings were introduced to visually relate the new building to its surrounding context, whilst painted vertical Scyon Axon smooth cladding mediates the familiar brick pattern and ship lapped timber cladding. Other elements of the building such as screens, a cantilevered pergola and horizontal cladding were used to break up the silhouette massing in the outdoor living space. The pergola defines the outdoor room without impeding on the circulation and function of the space.Save this picture!© Tess Kelly PhotographySave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Tess Kelly PhotographyThe facade has large open windows to capture the city view and the street. It creates a sense of openness from the internal spaces as well as from the street. The deep steel window box detail on the ground floor and deep window reveal on the first floor add depth and shadow to the façade. The contrast between natural timber cladding and black Scyon Axon highlights the porch/entry area creating a focal point. The form, materials and colours are simple and minimal, which reflects the internal effortless spatial flow, calmness and familiarity.Save this picture!© Tess Kelly PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessYard under the Tree / Evolution DesignSelected ProjectsDistrict 8 Home & Office / AOMOSelected Projects Share Brodecky House / Atlas Architects Secon Constructions Lead Architects: Houses Ironbark Landscapes Architects: Atlas Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAtlas ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookBentleighAustraliaPublished on January 01, 2020Cite: “Brodecky House / Atlas Architects” 31 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more


first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook By News Highland – October 21, 2010 Google+ Google+ Previous articleJob losses at Donegal insurance companyNext article10th Annual IT and Telecommunications Conference gets under way at LYIT today News Highland Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newsx Advertscenter_img Twitter Clear picture of ghost estates to be unveiled in new report Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal A clear picture of Ireland’s ghost estates will be unveiled this morning, with the publication of a new report.It’s thought the Department of the Environment could reveal up to 100 thousand houses lying idle in the aftermath of the property market collapse.Many of the estates are scattered across the midlands and northwest of the country, and were often built after the introduction of special tax breaks to incentivise developers.Environment Correspondent with the Irish Independent Treacy Hogan says they’re a major cause for concern:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/corr-02.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more


first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – December 8, 2015 Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest A 26 year old man, arrested in Derry  yesterday morning  in connection with the murder of Paul McCauley in the city in 2006, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.A 26 year old man who was arrested in Coleraine this morning, in connection with the murder currently remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img WhatsApp Previous articleCouncillor John O’Donnell issues fresh statement in light of RTE’s investigation programmeNext articleHarps sign Ryan Curran from Derry City admin 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest One man released while one man remains in custody in connection with Paul McCauley murder Google+ Twitterlast_img read more


first_img WhatsApp NPHET is recommending new restrictions be introduced before the end of the year.The country’s top public health officials met today, amid growing concern at the spread of the virus.Restrictions are due to be eased tomorrow until January 6th, allowing people to travel throughout Ireland and three households to mix.But NPHET’s recommending this period be shortened, and the government will consider the recommendations at a meeting on Tuesday. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook By News Highland – December 17, 2020 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal fully focused on Tyrone Minor clash – Luke BarrettNext articleNI lockdown to begin on December 26th News Highland Pinterest Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Homepage BannerNews NPHET recommends new restrictions be introduced before end of year Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more


first_imgA man has died suddenly in the North after being electrocuted at a shed in Co. DerryThe Northern Ireland Ambulance service confirmed it received an emergency call around 11.05am yesterday morning.44 year old Ian Patterson was understood to have been changing a lightbulb in the shed when he was shocked.It’s reported that a nearby defibrillator was used however Mr. Patterson could not be revived. Google+ Previous articleBrexit hits holiday home market in DonegalNext articleHealth Minister urged to intervene to avert ambulance strike News Highland By News Highland – January 19, 2019 Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Man dies after being electrocuted in Co. Derrycenter_img WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more


first_imgChanintorn.v/iStock(MORENO VALLEY, Calif.) — A 13-year-old student who was in critical condition after a school fight with two other students has been declared brain dead, police said Wednesday.The teen, who has only been identified as Diego, was transported to a local hospital after a fight at Landmark Middle School in Moreno Valley, California, on Sept. 16, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. Cellphone video reportedly shows Diego confronted by a fellow student, who throws a punch at him, according to ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV. A second student also then reportedly threw a punch at Diego.The first student then appears to hit Diego a second time before running away.According to witnesses, Diego’s head struck a pillar during the attack, causing significant injuries, KABC reported.Police began investigating and quickly arrested two juveniles, also students at the school, for assault likely to produce great bodily injury, police said in a statement.The two suspects were booked into Riverside County Juvenile Hall, police said. No additional details on the case have been released by police.Diego was pronounced clinically dead on Tuesday night as a result of injuries from the fight, police said.His family is making preparations for his organs to be donated in order to “transform this tragedy into the gift of life for other children,” police said.The two suspects remain in custody at the juvenile detention facility and will face prosecution for the assault, officials said.It’s unclear if either suspect has retained legal counsel.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgOn 23 April I confirmed that I had written to Trinity Mirror plc and Northern & Shell Media Group Limited to inform them that I was minded to issue a Public Interest Intervention Notice (PIIN) on the basis that I had concerns that there may be two public interest considerations – as set out in the Enterprise Act 2002 – relevant to consideration of the merger.The first public interest ground is the need for free expression of opinion, and concerns the potential impact the transfer of newspapers would have on editorial decision making. The second public interest ground is the need for a sufficient plurality of views in newspapers, to the extent that it is reasonable or practicable.I invited written representations from the parties by 26 April and, having considered these, I have written to the parties today confirming my decision to issue a Public Interest Intervention Notice (PIIN) on both grounds.This PIIN triggers action for Ofcom to report to me on the media public interest considerations and the CMA on jurisdiction and any competition issues, respectively, by the 31st May 2018. I will then consider whether or not to refer the merger for a more detailed investigation, or whether to accept undertakings-in-lieu of such a reference.The role of the Secretary of State, in this process, is quasi-judicial and procedures are in place to ensure that I act independently and follow a process which is scrupulously fair and impartial.last_img read more