19 Oct

UK eyes billion pound boost from Australia, New Zealand trade deals

first_imgBritain said its exports could increase by a billion pounds as a result of the trade deals it is seeking from Australia and New Zealand, setting out its negotiating objectives on Wednesday ahead of the start of formal talks.Australia and New Zealand are among Britain’s top priorities for trade talks, alongside the United States, the European Union and Japan, as it looks to define an independent trade policy after leaving the EU in January.”Ambitious, wide-ranging free trade agreements with old friends like Australia and New Zealand are a powerful way for us … to make good on the promise of Brexit,” trade minister Liz Truss said in a statement. Topics : The government’s aims for each deal were largely similar and broadly focused on increasing goods and services trade and cross-border investment. They included chapters on digital trade and ways to help small businesses export more.The aims for an Australian deal included a focus on technology, innovation and research and development, while the objectives for the New Zealand talks made reference to the need to protect both countries’ climate change commitments.The first round of talks is expected to take place by videoconference in the coming weeks. last_img read more

18 Oct

Unai Emery gave no hint of Arsenal sacking in message to players after Eintracht Frankfurt defeat

first_imgUnai Emery told his players to ‘forget’ about their defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt (Getty)But according to The Athletic, Emery was seemingly confident of keeping his job despite the club being on their worst run of form since February 1992.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report claims that in the dressing room after the defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, Emery urged his players to ‘forget’ about the loss because the Premier League fixture away to Norwich City on Sunday has ‘greater importance’.Arsenal remain top of Group F despite their defeat in the Europa League and beating Standard Liege in their final match on December 12 will ensure that they will progress as group winners.But in the Premier League, Arsenal have gone five games without a win and are eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Nov 2019 10:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Unai Emery gave no hint of Arsenal sacking in message to players after Eintracht Frankfurt defeat Freddie Ljungberg is being lined up to replace Emery (Getty)Speaking after his side’s latest defeat on Thursday evening, Emery acknowledged the criticism of Arsenal’s recent performances but remained focused on preparing for the game against Norwich on Sunday.‘I am thinking about the next match and analysing that match and the Europa League, and thinking about Sunday and how we can improve and achieve that confidence with the players,’ said the Spaniard.‘The players now are a little down in their feelings, but if we continue and can achieve a performance like the first half, I think that is the way.‘I am thinking first about analysing the game over 90 minutes. Today we improved some things, but it wasn’t enough.‘Yes, I can understand the criticism about the team, about me. We are not in a good moment and also as a coach, I had that moment also in my career.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Advertisement Comment Unai Emery is on the brink of being sacked by Arsenal (Getty Images)Unai Emery gave no indication to Arsenal’s players that he was on the verge of being sacked following his side’s defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday evening.Arsenal’s hierarchy have taken the decision to dismiss Emery after the 2-1 loss at home to Frankfurt made it seven games without a victory for the Gunners.In a statement released on Friday morning, Arsenal said: ‘The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.’Freddie Ljungberg, who was already part of Arsenal’s first-team coaching staff, has been named Emery’s replacement on an interim basis.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

6 Oct

Virtual tours launch at Haven

first_imgHaven have launched virtual tours at their display village using virtual headsets, Meredith Sweeney, Ellis Marketing and Sales coordinator demonstrates. Picture: Shae Beplate.PEOPLE building their dream home at Haven will be able to view their house before the first sod is turned with the launch of virtual tours.Haven have launched a Virtual Display Village at their sales and information office in Garbutt which will transport clients into realistic and scaled version of homes.Prospective buyers put on a virtual reality headset or navigate with a computer to “walk” around one of five different homes on offer.Ellis Development director Stephen Ellis said the virtual experience was unique to the Townsville new construction market.“When we first launched Haven, we had plans to build a couple of show homes,” Mr Ellis said. “However, the response from the Townsville market was overwhelming and we found ourselves needing to devote ourselves full-time to building homes for our new clients.“Virtual tours are important for clients as they help to mitigate some of the perceived risk involved with committing to a purchase of a home that does not exist yet.“They can really start to see themselves living in the home more so than with just a two-dimensional floor plan or drawing.”The virtual tours showcase the wide range of homes on offer at Haven which offers everything from a one-bedroom executive loft priced at $249,000 to large custom homes.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020There are five models available for virtual tours with another three models in the works.Potential buyer Nell Petraello said virtual tours were a great time saver.“It was something very different, but I was able to see exactly what I wanted in the houses,” she said.“Because I own my own business, time is very valuable and I don’t have four hours to spend walking around a bunch of display homes.“This was great because I got to tour multiple homes and take note of what features I liked in a new build.”Haven marketing and sales co-ordinator Meredith Sweeney said there was a range of virtual tours to suit a variety of budgets.“It’s all well and good to walk through a gorgeous display home with all the bells and whistles, however, often people fall in love with a home that is out of their financial reach,” she said.“That is why we wanted to create a variety of virtual tours to meet everyone’s budget. “If we know a potential client has a limited budget, we are able to show them exactly what they can achieve.”last_img read more

28 Sep

GAC Secures Oil and LNG Deal from Chevron Shipping

first_imgUS-based Chevron Shipping Company (CSC) has awarded the GAC Group a global three-year ship agency contract for both crude and LNG vessels.As informed, operations will be overseen by GAC Hub Agency offices in Dubai, Houston and Singapore with support from GAC’s network of offices and approved agents worldwide.GAC said that the new agreement secures its status as Chevron’s exclusive global agent in a partnership that spans more than 20 years.“This contract represents an important milestone for GAC as it solidifies our affiliation with CSC and allows us to further strengthen our service offerings and long-term relationship with them,” Lars Heisselberg, GAC’s Advanced Supplier Relationship Sponsor for CSC and GAC’s Group Vice President – Americas, commented.Chevron Shipping, part of Chevron Corporation, operates a fleet of approximately 30 ships.last_img read more

26 Sep

La Bandiera (Italian Flag Pasta).

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle La Bandiera (Italian Flag Pasta). by: – June 14, 2011 95 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Share Italian Flag PastaFeaturing the colors of the Italian flag, this terrific pasta dish is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. A little anchovy paste, along with garlic, and freshly grated pecorino Romano cheese adds tons of salty, savory flavor to this simple pasta-potato toss. Fresh baby arugula leaves contribute their delicious peppery flavor and canned tomatoes make a simple sauce.Nutrition facts * Servings Per Recipe 4 main-dish or 8 side-dish servings * Calories448 * Total Fat (g)12 * Saturated Fat (g)4, * Cholesterol (mg)16, * Sodium (mg)321, * Carbohydrate (g)70, * Fiber (g)6, * Protein (g)16, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:2 potatoes (about 12 ounces), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes8 ounces dried farfalle or mafalda pasta3 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon anchovy paste2 tablespoons olive oil1 28-ounce can Italian-style whole peeled tomatoes in puree, coarsely chopped1 teaspoon packed brown sugar1/2 cup shaved pecorino Romano cheese (2 ounces)Salt and ground black pepper2 cups arugula leaves Share Sharing is caring! Directions:In a 4-quart Dutch oven, bring a large amount of lightly salted water to boiling; add potatoes. Return to boiling; add pasta. Cook, uncovered, about 12 minutes or until potatoes and pasta are tender; drain.Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook garlic and anchovy paste in hot olive oil about 1 minute or until garlic is tender. Add undrained tomatoes and the brown sugar. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in half of the cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.Divide arugula leaves among serving plates. Top with pasta mixture then tomato sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Makes 4 main-dish or 8 side-dish servings.Recipe provided by: Better Homes and Gardenslast_img read more

24 Sep

Milan Teen Injured In Scooter Accident

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY – A teenager was injured in a scooter accident on Spades Road Friday.Austin T. King, 17, of Milan was traveling north on the road just before 3 p.m. when investigators say the scooter left the road, lost control and slid into a creek rock driveway retaining wall. King suffered head trauma and facial lacerations.Dispatchers said King was transported to Margaret Mary Health and later flown to a different hospital for medical treatment.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by Milan Police, Sunman Police, Ripley County Medic, Sunman Rescue 20, Sunman Fire Department and Stat Flight PHI.last_img read more

23 Sep

Bulldogs Tennis Results

first_imgBatesville Varsity Tennis team defeated South Dearborn on Thursday to move to 2-0 in the EIAC. Lleyton Ratcliffe, Adam Scott, and Grant Story won in singles. The doubles teams of Sam Voegele & Seth Gausman and Max Giesting & Cael Rahe also won. Jonathan Hoff won in JV action.   Batesville was defeated by Centerville 4-1 on Friday. Adam Scott picked up a straight sets win at #2 singles. Lleyton Ratcliffe and the #1 doubles team of Sam Voegele & Seth Gausman lost in close, three set matches.    Batesville will play vs. East Central on Tuesday at 4:30.            Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

23 Sep

Individual Income Tax Rates change in 10 Counties: New tax rates in effect on January 1, 2020

first_imgStatewide—Effective Jan. 1, 2020, several Indiana county income tax rates will change.The counties in southeastern Indiana with changes and new rates are as follows:Decatur County: 2.5% (increased from 2.35%)Jefferson County: 0.9% (increased from 0.35%Jennings County: 2.5% (decreased from 3.15%)Local income tax rates are determined by county officials and reported to the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR). Once reported, they are then reviewed for compliance with Indiana law.These tax rates affect businesses with employees who live or work in any of these counties and have income tax withholdings. County tax rates for individuals are based on an employee’s Indiana county of residence as of Jan. 1, 2020.The list of rates for all Indiana counties is available on DOR’s website in Departmental Notice #1 at www.dor.in.gov by clicking on “Legal Resources” select “Tax Library” then selecting “Departmental Notices.”  Employers with questions about these county income tax rates can contact DOR at (317) 233-4016, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EST.last_img read more

22 Sep

Ighalo credits Mata, De Gea, Romario for success

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Odion Ighalo said he’s been made to feel like family since joining Manchester United and has thanked “brothers” Juan Mata, David de Gea and Sergio Romero for helping him settle in at the club. The 30-year-old striker completed a loan move from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua to Old Trafford in the January transfer window, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperate for attacking reinforcements following Marcus Rashford’s back injury. Eyebrows were raised at the deal considering the standard of the Chinese Super League but Ighalo has hit the ground running on his return to the Premier League, scoring four goals in his opening eight appearances for the Red Devils. Ighalo, a lifelong United fan, took little convincing to join once Solskjaer’s interest became known and the forward has revealed that the move was made even easier thanks to three Spanish-speaking members of the squad. “I have a lot of guys there who have helped me. The guys in the dressing room are very good guys,” the Nigeria international said during an Instagram Q&A session. “The first time I stepped my feet in that dressing room – wow. There are two or three players that took me and made me feel welcome and comfortable. “After two or three days we started living like brothers, like I’ve been there for five years, laughing together and cracking jokes together. ‘Especially Juan Mata, De Gea and the other goalkeeper Romero, because they speak Spanish and I speak Spanish.” Ighalo has been happy to prove his initial doubters wrong after a barnstorming start to life in the north west. “Firstly it was, ‘Why are you going to England?’, with your age and all and that it is one of the biggest teams in the world,” the ex-Watford attacker added. “Number two, nobody gave me a chance but I know I’m a hard worker. “I don’t get carried away, I don’t listen. I do my work and just remain focused. When I came to Manchester United I pictured what I wanted to attain but I did not say a word, I did not go solo. “People on social media can always talk but you do not need to speak to people that you do not know. You must focus and do your job. The same people that criticise you will praise you when you do well and when they praise you, you can’t get carried away. “I am telling you, If I miss one chance now they will insult me, you understand? [Now] It’s, ‘Ighalo you are the best’, but okay, one chance I miss and they will insult me so do not get carried away with hype, praise or criticism because those things are bound to happen.”Tags: David De GeaManchester UnitedOdion IghaloOle Gunnar SolskjaerSergio Romerolast_img read more

20 Sep

Arsene Wenger defends price of football at Arsenal

first_imgArsene Wenger has defended the cost of tickets at Arsenal, insisting the board are keen to make them “more affordable” to fans. The BBC’s ‘Price of Football’ survey found that Arsenal sold the most expensive Premier League match-day tickets at £97. Meanwhile, a Bayern Munich supporters’ group has said it will not enter the Champions League fixture at the Emirates Stadium next week until five minutes into the game in protest at the ‘outrageous’ £64 their fans are being charged. Chief executive Ivan Gazidis was questioned at the AGM about the much-publicised pricing structure and was also defensive on the club’s stance. “Our focus is to develop our revenues,” he said. “The focus has been on our commercial revenues – we have never based our ticket prices solely on the fact there is high demand for our tickets, it is never an issue we have taken lightly. “We have sought to be balanced and responsible in our ticket pricing decisions. The facts are that the board has held general admission ticket prices flat for seven of the last 10 seasons, with inflation-only increases in the other three. “What that means is, in real terms adjusting for inflation, general admission ticket prices have fallen approximately 20 per cent since our move to the Emirates Stadium. “Almost no one gives up an Arsenal season ticket, our renewals were well in excess of 97 per cent and again with that demand we held ticket prices flat. Looking forward, we will continue to make ticket price decisions carefully and responsibly.” A pricing policy closer to that offered by Bundesliga clubs is something many supporters’ groups have clamoured for Premier League clubs to adopt in recent years, especially given the increasing television revenue now on offer. But Gazidis insists a lack of public funding for stadiums and infrastructure means English clubs cannot afford to follow suit. “It is difficult to make comparisons to Germany,” he added. “There is little acceptance here in England as there is in Germany for public funding of new stadiums, with a few exceptions. “We have to build our stadiums in this country through private finance, in Germany taxpayers are subsidising the match-going fans. We don’t have that luxury – there is always a balance we have to draw.” The ticket pricing issue was one of the main talking points at Arsenal’s annual general meeting on Thursday morning, with the BBC survey also finding that the Gunners sold the most expensive season tickets in the English top flight as well. But Wenger is determined to see prices driven down and feels his club have done well in recent years to freeze their prices. “It is my job to do that,” he said when asked at his pre-match press conference if Arsenal offered value for money with their ticket prices. “Overall I feel that we have made a conscious effort in our board meetings to block the increase of our tickets and in seven of the past 10 years we have not increased our prices. “Overall there is a desire on our board to stabilise (prices) and make the tickets more affordable for people. Is football more expensive? Yes, but Saturday or Sunday if you want to go to rugby you will see the tickets are expensive there as well. It is maybe part of professionalism and a modern society.” That will come as little consolation to Munich fans as FC Bayern Worldwide announced on Twitter its plans to boycott kick-off of the German side’s crunch Champions League game in north London on Tuesday. “To protest @Arsenal’s outrageous ticket prices, we won’t be entering the away bloc (sic) for the first 5′ to show what the future of football is,” the group posted on Twitter. “If @Arsenal want to charge £64 for the cheapest ticket, they can expect quiet stadiums and empty seats. That’s what they’ll get a taste of.” Press Associationlast_img read more