Qinetiq shares leap after solid annual results

first_img Share whatsapp Express KCS WEAPONS tech firm Qinetiq enjoyed a double digit surge in its share price yesterday after falling revenues failed to affect rising profits.The defence tech firm recorded a seven per cent increase in annual pre-tax profits for the year ending 31 March at £107.8m, boosted by a strong order book from the Middle East and Africa. The increased profitability came despite revenues for the period slipping two per cent to £763.8m as the firm benefited from higher margins. Shares closed up 11.1 per cent, buoyed by a 17 per cent hike in the dividend and ongoing buyback plan. Qinetiq shares leap after solid annual results Thursday 21 May 2015 8:52 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Kevin Can F**k Himself’ TV Review: Annie Murphy Blows Up the Idea of aThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

News / Tesco needs to address the wastage in its supply chain to make up for falling sales

first_imgIf goods are moving between customers, the supplier informs CHEP of the number of pallets it is transferring and provides the pallet lessor with the account number of the customer receiving the units – thus transferring responsibility and cost of the pallet to the consignee.However, in this case, despite taking delivery of hundreds of CHEP pallets from Tesco, it appears the retailer continues to hold responsibility, and pay for, the use of the pallets, even though they are no longer in its system.However, the UK’s largest grocer has made substantial inroads into cutting freight costs and transport carbon emissions. Under its plan F, it has reduced its road haulage spend in both the UK and Europe. The transfer of deepsea containers between its main continental gateway port of Bremerhaven and its chief European distribution centre in Slovakia has, since 2012, been entirely handled by rail, and it claims to have saved some four million road miles per year.Its switch from road to rail has led to cost and emissions savings Tesco has also stopped using road freight to move general merchandise from Poland to its port-centric distribution centre in Teesport, and now uses a shortsea route from Gdynia in Poland operated by Containerships, which has a direct call at the port. This it said had reduced road travel by over 80% and saved it “over €300k per year”.Finally, for its apparel products sourced in Turkey, Tesco has also switched modes, using a Samskip multimodal service that sees 45ft containers shipped from Istanbul to the Italian port of Trieste and then transferred by rail to Cologne in Germany, before being carried by road for the final leg to the UK hub of Daventry. It aims to extend the rail leg through to Daventry by using the Channel Tunnel.And while City analysts have focused on the company’s UK performance – and in particular the way that it has lost market share to discount retailers Aldi and Lidl, while simultaneously watching premium food retailers Waitrose and M&S expand sales – its international business has not been without its troubles.It said that sales increased in mainland Europe, but last week saw Tesco finally abandon any hope of going it alone in China, after completing a joint-venture deal with Hong Kong-based China Resources Enterprise (CRE) to form a retail joint-venture. This combines Tesco’s 134 stores across the country with CRE’s 2,900 outlets, and means its loss-making Chinese operations won’t be forced to close.Tesco Asia chief executive Trevor Masters said that owning 20% of what is now China’s largest food retailer gave it a better market exposure than being the 100% owner of a second tier retailer.Trevor Masters“It’s clear this partnership provides us with a great long-term platform in China, helping to create a business which will benefit customers much more than Tesco or CRE could alone,” he said last week.More famously, its attempts to take on WalMart in the US, with its Fresh & Easy outlets, cost the firm over $1bn and was an unmitigated disaster. By Gavin van Marle 04/06/2014center_img The continuing pressure on the UK’s major supermarkets was again in evidence this morning, when the country’s largest food retailer, Tesco, reported some of the worst sales figures in its history.First-quarter sales in the UK were down 3.7% year-on-year, while international sales also fell, which means Tesco is likely to look to reduce supply chain costs in its quest to cut back on outgoings.And it would appear that there is a lot of work that remains. Some who have observed the Tesco supply chain at close quarters say the division it is not immune to considerable waste, not least with its use of CHEP pallets.The Loadstar understands that at least one company Tesco deals with, in terms of moving goods, has never had its CHEP account number requested.Tesco could be be losing huge sums of money on its usage of CHEP palletslast_img read more

‘Dirty’ diesels: EPA warns of widespread illegal truck tampering

first_imgWhy prices are rising – and when they could go back down June 13, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Can the world eradicate COVID-19? May 17, 2021 NBC2 Investigates: Who pays for healthcare for the homeless? May 28, 2021 AdvertisementTags: investigators FORT MYERS, Fla. (WBBH) — If you don’t see them coming, you might hear them — those large, loud diesel pickup trucks that spew thick, black exhaust into the air. People in North Fort Myers had a mix of opinions when asked about the ‘dirty’ diesels. “I’ve been behind them and I don’t like them at all. They smell really bad,” Harriet Gault said. “It concerns me,” Leon Smith said. “Exhaust anywhere concerns me.” Advertisement How nature can help SWFL fight back against sea-level rise May 26, 2021 Regarding air pollution, EPA officials said the excess emissions are the equivalent of adding more than 9 million more diesel pickup trucks to the roads.  Epa a Ed Letter Report on Tampered Diesel Pickups by Olivia Hyde on Scribd“If they get rid of the emissions, it does make the truck ‘dirty’,’’ Jason LaBonte of Legendary Automotive and Truck Service in Fort Myers said. LaBonte said some truck owners delete emissions controls to save money on work vehicles, while others do it just to show off. Either way, his shop simply won’t do it. He said the fines could be substantial. “I mean, we could lose everything. Really,” LaBonte explained. LaBonte said truck owners can buy devices online and delete emissions controls themselves, though he warns against it. He said that can make it harder to trade-in a truck, and added that the EPA is cracking down on the illegal activity. “If you’re buying delete parts, you’re deleting your truck, and you’re posting on your favorite social media platform. Don’t be surprised if the EPA sends you a letter or approaches you with some kind of a fine. Because it has happened,” LaBonte said. Harriet Gault had another reason to deter truck owners. “We only have one earth to live on,” Gault said. “So let’s take care of it.”  AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement“I think they’re just young guys, they’ve got a lot of money invested and they’re just having fun,” Tony Swire said. But that fun can actually be unlawful and also awful for air quality. In a 2020 report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that, over the past decade, emissions controls have been illegally removed from more than half a million diesel pickups. That includes nearly 25,000 trucks in Florida alone, which is more than every state but Texas.  AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

AltaCorp Capital founder, oil and gas financier George Gosbee dies suddenly

first_img Warren Moysey dies at 79 Related news OSC’s John Mountain dies Keywords Obituaries Former Quebec premier Bernard Landry dies at 81 Calgary investment firm AltaCorp Capital Inc. says its founder and CEO, oil and gas financier George Gosbee, died suddenly on Sunday. Gosbee was a former governor of the National Hockey League and, in 2013, led a group to purchase the Arizona Coyotes and restructure the team. Current team owner Andrew Barroway tweeted he was “deeply saddened” by the news. center_img Canadian Press Gosbee, 48, founded AltaCorp Capital in 2010 and struck a deal to partner it with ATB Financial, an Alberta government-owned lender. In 2000, he helped found Tristone Capital Global Inc., an energy investment firm which he and his partners sold in 2009 to Australia’s Macquarie Group for about $130 million. Gosbee served as vice-chairman of Alberta Investment Management Co., which manages $90 billion in provincial government pension funds, for eight years. AltaCorp says president Paul Sarachman will assume the role of CEO. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Risks abound for investors and asset managers, regulators warn

first_imgAdditionally, a shift in monetary policy expectations toward lower rates may boost investors’ risk appetites and “reignite search-for-yield strategies, leaving investors vulnerable to volatility episodes and abrupt shifts in market sentiment,” the report says.The ESMA says that credit risk and liquidity risk also remain high, and that this is prompting a gloomier view of the asset management industry.“While the level of credit risk is stable, the deteriorating quality of outstanding corporate debt, the growth in leveraged loans and collateralized loan obligations should warrant the attention of public authorities,” it says. “As a result, ESMA’s risk outlook for the asset management sector has deteriorated.”In particular, the ESMA says that increased issuance of leveraged loans and CLOs in both the U.S. and Europe, coupled with looser underwriting standards, higher indebtedness and compressed credit spreads, represents “a potential vulnerability in the market.”It adds that “recent trade tensions have triggered renewed volatility, and concerns over a no-deal Brexit remain key risk drivers for the second half of 2019.” James Langton Keywords Volatility,  Asset management companiesCompanies European Securities and Markets Authority Businessman remove one piece from jenga tower Risk management concept metaphor jirsak/123RF Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media SEC establishes new advisory committee Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Geopolitical tensions are stoking market volatility, intensifying risks for investors and clouding the outlook for the asset management sector, European regulators warn.In a new report, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) says that market risk is currently “very high” amid a range of factors, including “potentially inflated asset valuations, subdued economic growth prospects and flattening yield curves.” Outlook cautious despite positive market signs FCA calls on asset managers to improve cost disclosurelast_img read more

District Court Judges appointed to ease post lockdown caseload

first_imgDistrict Court Judges appointed to ease post lockdown caseload Five additional District Court Judges have been appointed to help deal with the impact of the COVID 19 lock down period on the Court system. The District Court is under significant caseload pressure and these additional appointments will increase capacity in the key locations of Auckland, Manukau, Whangarei and Christchurch. The appointments, announced by Attorney-General David Parker today, are the first of a number of new District Court Judge appointments. A further 10 will begin work early in the New Year replacing Judges who have reached retirement age. In total 15 new Judges will take up appointment between February and April 2021. Those taking up appointment in February are:Joanne Hambleton, barrister of Dunedin, has been appointed as a District Court Judge with Family Court Jurisdiction to be based in Christchurch.Ms Hambleton’s first role was as a Solicitor and Associate Solicitor with Preston Russell in Invercargill from 1999 to 2004 before a short period of time as an Associate Solicitor at Macalisters, Invercargill. Between 2005 and 2006 she worked briefly as an Associate Solicitor at Wilkinson Rogers and from 2006 to 2015 at Galloway Cook Allan in Dunedin. In 2016 she became an Associate at O’Neill Deveraux, Dunedin before commencing practice as a barrister in early 2020.She will be sworn in on 15 February 2021.Stephen Bonnar QC barrister of Auckland has been appointed as a District Court Judge with jury jurisdiction to be based in Auckland.Mr Bonnar commenced his law career as a Crown Prosecutor with Meredith Connell where he worked from 1987 until 1992. Following that he spent time in the United Kingdom from 1992 to 1995 working as a Senior Crown Prosecutor in London, followed by a period in the Cayman Islands from 1995 to 1997 where he was working in the Attorney-General’s chambers as Crown Counsel.He returned to New Zealand in 1997, re-joining Meredith Connell as a Senior Crown Prosecutor/Partner until 2002 when he established practice as a Barrister in Freyberg Chambers and was appointed Queens Counsel in 2014.Judge Bonnar will be sworn in on 17 February 2021.Belinda Sellars QC barrister of Auckland has been appointed as a District Court Judge with jury jurisdiction to be based in Auckland.Ms Sellars was admitted in 1994 and identifies as NZ Maori/NZ European/Vietnamese with Iwi affiliations to Ngai Te Rangi and Ngai Tukuirangi.Her first legal role was in France as a law clerk in Paris for a couple of months in 1993. Her initial legal role in New Zealand was as a junior barrister, with Michael Harte before joining Russell McVeagh in 1996. She was there until 2002 as a senior solicitor before joining the Public Defence Service in 2004 as a lawyer/senior lawyer.In 2009 Ms Sellars established herself as a barrister and has been practising in that capacity since.Judge Sellars will be sworn in on 17 February 2021.Karen Grau, lawyer of Paekakariki has been appointed as a District Court Judge with jury jurisdiction to be based in Manukau.Ms Grau’s initial legal experience was as a Judge’s Clerk (Hon Justice Glazebrook) at the Court of Appeal from 2003 to 2004. Following that Ms Grau worked as Legal Counsel in the Commerce Commission between 2005 and 2006 before commencing practice as a Barrister in Stout Street Chambers, Wellington, assisting (then) Stephen Kos QC.Between 2007 and 2015 she was a Crown Prosecutor at Luke Cunningham and Clere, Wellington and has most recently been working in the Crown Law Office as Crown Counsel in the Criminal Group.Judge Grau will be sworn in on 23 February 2021.Philip Rzepecky, barrister of Auckland has been appointed as a District Court Judge with jury jurisdiction to be based in Whangarei.Mr Rzepecky started as a law clerk with Gibson Sheet in Lower Hutt before a move to Napier as a staff solicitor with Langley Twigg and then for Russell Fairbrother. Following a period in London in 1988/89 as in-house counsel with a maritime underwriting company he returned to NZ in 1990, taking up a role as staff solicitor with Macalister Mazengarb in Wellington.In 1991 he moved to Auckland joining McElroy Milne and Mr Rzepecky was a partner in that firm until becoming a barrister in 2004. In his practice as a barrister he has specialised in commercial litigation and insurance work.Judge Rzepecky will be sworn in on 24 February 2021.The names of appointees whose warrants take effect in March and April will be announced closer to those dates. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:attorney-general, Cayman Islands, Christchurch, Commerce Commission, Commission, Europe, family court, France, Government, Invercargill, London, New Zealand, NZ, Paekakariki, Paris, United Kingdom, Wellingtonlast_img read more

Your Column Here – Returning home to Santa Monica

first_imgHomeOpinionColumnsYour Column Here – Returning home to Santa Monica Oct. 29, 2020 at 6:05 amColumnsFeaturedNewsYour Column HereYour Column Here – Returning home to Santa MonicaGuest Author7 months agoInterim Chief of PoliceJacqueline Seabrooks has been sworn in as Interim Chief of Police. Courtesy photo. By Jacqueline SeabrooksI am honored and humbled to be asked to return home to the City of Santa Monica to serve as your Interim Chief of Police. I want to express my deep appreciation for retiring Chief Cynthia Renaud and her leadership of the department these past few years. As I step into this role, my primary priorities will be to provide for the safety and wellbeing of the Santa Monica community.Although in many respects I am coming home, I realize I am returning to a very different environment. 2020 has been a tumultuous year for everyone as we’ve all had to adjust to a new way of life during the COVID-19 health emergency, the resulting economic uncertainties, and the national call for social justice and police reform in the aftermath of wide-ranging social unrest. In light of these issues, it’s with both my heart and my head that I’ve agreed to come out of retirement to serve Santa Monica in this moment. My deep appreciation for the Santa Monica community and my experience leading the talented and dedicated women and men of the Police Department will contribute to a seamless transition.I’m eager to work alongside Interim City Manager Lane Dilg as she leads our community’s efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion. Now, more than ever, this is important work. A central tenet of my approach to policing is strong community-police ties. The relationships between this community and its Police Department made my previous service quite rewarding. As I am sure you did, I found the events of May 31 to be quite painful. In speaking on behalf of the Police Department, I want to assure you that we are committed to pushing up our sleeves and participating in the healing work necessary to restore the trust and confidence of this community even as we intently focus our attention on crime, homelessness, and other quality of life concerns.Looking ahead, I am committed to supporting a robust, objective, and transparent after-action review led by OIR Group. I am certain this review will be a valuable resource to promote learning opportunities that will prove beneficial as we move forward. And, in moving forward, my leadership will continue to be firmly rooted in the pillars of 21st century policing. In particular, the focus will be on fostering trust with the community and within the department, strong policy and oversight, the strategic use of technology to supplement traditional crime reduction methods, robust staff training and education, and ensuring the safety and wellness of our officers as we carry out our mission of protecting our community.It’s through the lens of healing and collaboration that I will view the ongoing work on police reform. As I familiarize myself with recent discussions with the community, the Public Safety Reform Advisory Committee, the City Council, and others, it’s my hope that we can work swiftly to make impactful, yet balanced, improvements which ultimately reflect the needs of today’s Santa Monica. There is no magic formula, no guarantees or quick fixes associated with this work; therefore, I will lean on those optimized practices I’ve identified through my involvement with the Institute for American Police Reform and other entities in addressing existing commitments.As the election approaches in an unprecedented year, I want to be sure our community knows the women and men of the Santa Monica Police Department are here and will remain highly visible as we work to keep you safe. Our safety work will include collaborations with our fellow City departments and County partners with the goal being to support a safe and fair electoral process. As always, remember that if you have information that you believe may be useful to SMPD, please email [email protected] your returning Chief, I am here to listen to you, learn with you, and, as always, to do the work necessary to contribute to a safer Santa Monica. I’ll see you around town.Jacqueline Seabrooks is the interim Chief of PoliceTags :Interim Chief of Policeshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentBattle to separate Malibu from Santa Monica school district reignitesLetters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize votersYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

Whitefish Debates Future City Hall Location

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. WHITEFISH – After talks over the future location of Whitefish’s City Hall appeared to be accelerating, city councilors decided to “take a step back” last week and formulate a planning process, beginning with a Sept. 19 public meeting. The city is looking to upgrade from its current City Hall facility on the corner of Second Street and Baker Avenue, preferably into a building that can house all of its departments. A new City Hall is a major component of the city’s Downtown Master Plan, adopted in 2006.At a public hearing on Sept. 6, councilors agreed there are too many unanswered questions to make a decision right now, noting that the tax-increment financing district (TIF), from which construction funds will likely be derived, doesn’t sunset until 2020. The council will discuss its next steps at a regularly scheduled Sept. 19 meeting.“Just to inform the decision-making process, we need to take a step back,” Councilor John Muhlfeld said.A 2007 needs assessment called for a City Hall facility of roughly 18,000 square feet to accommodate the administration, legal, public works, planning and building, and parks and recreation departments. The city has $1.5 million set aside in a construction fund and will continue to allocate $250,000 per year for the project. There is also $104,000 in collected impact fees for City Hall.On Sept. 6, the council ostensibly looked at five possible locations, though the strongest sentiments from both the council and public favored choosing between two primary options: reconstructing the current site or moving into the Mountain West Bank building at 601 Spokane Ave.The other three options included in the council’s meeting packet were the western half of Block 60 across Baker Avenue from the post office; a site north of the Whitefish Community Library; and two-thirds of Block 46 between Spokane and Kalispell avenues and Second and Third streets. Of the five options, Mountain West Bank is the only site considered out of the downtown district, though its proponents argue that because of Whitefish’s growth downtown will eventually encompass the building. Critics contend that the site isn’t pedestrian friendly and is more difficult to reach by foot than the downtown options. Eleven people spoke at the Sept. 6 public hearing, with nine in favor of keeping City Hall downtown, one supporting Mountain West Bank and one asking the council to gather more public input before making a decision. Tom Kraus, manager of the Mountain Mall, was the hearing’s lone proponent of Mountain West Bank. He said the site is “going to be part of downtown” in the future and the city should take advantage of the current price tag. The city has a signed option to purchase the land and building for $2.1 million. Councilor Turner Askew reiterated his support of Mountain West Bank. In an earlier letter to the editor, he argued that the city could use the money saved by purchasing the inexpensive property to contribute to renovating the high school. Askew wrote that the bank is “big enough for our current city needs and provides plenty of options for expansion later on if necessary.” At 12,350 square feet, however, the building falls short of the needs assessment’s recommendation of 18,137 square feet.Councilor Phil Mitchell has also expressed support of the bank location, describing it as the cheapest option. Councilor Bill Kahle said, in describing his desire to carefully review all possibilities, “the cheapest option may not be the best option.”There was some uncertainty over the price tags presented at the meeting. By all accounts, Mountain West Bank is the least expensive option if limited to the existing structure, or the structure with some renovations. But if expanded to meet the assessment’s space requirements, its price tag is nearly identical to reconstructing the current location, according to figures from Finance Director Rich Knapp.Knapp estimates both projects, after factoring in land acquisition and construction expenses, to cost roughly $3.9 million, with the current site costing slightly less. Included in the current site’s price tag is $750,000 for purchasing the neighboring Coldwell Banker lots, giving the city ownership of the entire half block along Baker. The other three options range from $4.2 million to $6.4 million, according to Knapp.Another factor for the council to consider is the potential value of the existing City Hall property. If sold, city officials estimate the property could generate between $3.5 and $4.5 million. Or it could be retained for future parking.The possibility of hiring an outside consultant was floated at the meeting, garnering interest from Muhlfeld and Kahle but opposition from Councilor Chris Hyatt who said the budget is too tight to hire a consultant.Supporters of a downtown City Hall say it’s important to keep the town’s main administrative building in the city’s core and that it should be viewed as a long-term asset. Chris Schustrom argued that redeveloping the current site is a more “responsible” use of TIF funds.Ed McGrew said moving City Hall into Mountain West Bank would be a “huge mistake.” McGrew agrees with the points made in a letter to the editor written by Tom Muri, who said that government buildings should be a source of pride in a community.The city should redevelop the current site, Muri said, to include a portion dedicated to city and public parking; a landscaped section with grass, trees and plants; and an attractive City Hall building.“Why not have trees and an attractive open landscape together with architectural pleasing and powerful building as an integral part of Whitefish’s future?” Muri wrote.last_img read more

Donegal TD calls for extension called to Knowledge Transfer Scheme

first_img WhatsApp Donegal TD calls for extension called to Knowledge Transfer Scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Previous articleMcDevitt & Trearty goals help LYIT to victory over MICNext articleFurther funding granted for improvement to south Donegal road News Highland Google+ Twitter Facebookcenter_img Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – October 18, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 The Fianna Fail Agriculture Spokesperson has called for the Knowledge Transfer Scheme to be extended.Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue raised the programme with the Agriculture Minister due to a low take up from farmers across the country.The scheme has been open for applications as of 2016 and budgeted for up to 28,000 farmers to participate however, only around 19,000 have taken part to date.Deputy McConalogue urged Michael Creed to commit to extend the scheme for another 12 months:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/chagfyfghfgrliekt1pm.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Minister Creed confirmed that he hopes a scheme can be put in place to succeed the Knowledge Transfer programme:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/creefhfghfghfd7am.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

IFA says Donegal farmers will feel the cost of new trailer height regulations

first_img By News Highland – November 1, 2013 Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The Donegal IFA says farmers will feel a severe financial impact from new trailer load regulation introduced by Transport Minister Leo Varadkar.From now on there will be a maximum load height restriction of 4.65 metres, a move the IFA has described as excessive.The association says it will add millions of euro to the annual cost of transporting fodder and other agri related produce each year.The Donegal Chairperson of the IFA, PJ McMonagle says it is the farmer that will end up having to pay:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/ifara1pm-LOADS.mp3[/podcast] Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterest Previous article‘Peaceful’ Halloween night reported in Derry and DonegalNext articleTUI gravely concerned at impact cuts will have on growing student numbers at LYIT News Highland Twitter Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Newscenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further IFA says Donegal farmers will feel the cost of new trailer height regulations RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more