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The ‘Brexit at all costs’ Cabinet faces a never-more serious situation

first_imgSource: UnsplashThe 4.2% fall in the pound versus the euro since the previous March deadline reflects of the heightened sense of threat this time roundThe appointment of a new PM is always important to the grocery sector. And with sweeping changes to the Cabinet including new faces at Defra, BEIS, the DIT and Northern Ireland it is doubly so. Yet whatever you think about the individuals in the Cabinet and their records in government (and the surprising loss that Michael Gove’s departure represents at Defra) is almost irrelevant. It’s the overall make-up of the Cabinet that’s most significant: it shrieks ‘Brexit at all costs’. And whereas no one in the City quite took the previous 29 March deadline seriously (though plenty in the industry did), the 4.2% fall in the pound versus the euro since then is a reflection of the heightened sense of threat this time round. With fewer than 100 days to go until the revised October deadline, and parliament about to head off for a six-week recess, a no-deal Brexit looms increasingly large. In his first speech as PM, Boris Johnson insisted a no-deal outcome would be “far less serious than some have claimed” and suggested the UK’s “refusal to take decisions” was the biggest sap on business confidence. But for all the resolve his new Cabinet represents, it won’t be easy for him to end uncertainty. As well as the slimness of the Conservative majority, the sheer number of enemies the PM has on the backbenches, even on his own side, suggests a general election soon, while a new leader of the Liberal Democrats provides at last a modicum of youthful and credible opposition. Of course, a general election could also herald a non-aggression pact with the Brexit Party to drive out non-Brexiters from the Conservative Party. (There have already been signs of such tactical voting.) So reading the future direction of the country is hugely taxing. In the meantime, the old government snuck out a series of major announcements at the 11th hour. A health green paper, plastic tax, DRS consultation, all came out on the day or day before Johnson was unveiled. It’s difficult to know how many of these will survive under BoJo & co. In fact, it’s difficult to know whether to take any of this seriously, but at the same time the situation could not be more serious.last_img read more

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Navios Partners Takes Delivery of Panamax Bulker

first_imgGreek owner and operator of container and dry bulk vessels Navios Maritime Partners has expanded its fleet with a 2005-built Panamax vessel.The company said that the 87,000 dwt Navios Apollon I was delivered on May 9, 2018.As previously announced, the vessel was acquired for a price of USD 13 million.Based on the current rate environment, the unit is expected to generate some USD 3.2 million of annual EBITDA, assuming operating expenses approximating current operating costs and 360 revenue and cost days.Navios Partners financed the acquisition with cash on the balance sheet.Earlier in 2018, Navios Partners agreed to purchase two 2006-built Panamax vessels from unrelated third parties.Featuring 74,500 dwt, the Navios Altair I and the Navios Symmetry were acquired for a price of USD 22 million.The vessels are expected to be delivered to Navios Partners’ owned fleet during the second quarter of 2018.last_img read more

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Levee L575 North of Percival (IA) Repaired

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District completed an initial breach closure on levee L575 near Percival, IA Thursday.This closure stops the inflows through this breach. The contractor will be increasing the width of the closure from a nominal width of 50 feet to a width of 500 feet, reported the Corps.A follow-on contract, currently in source selection, will increase the height of the breach closure to provide additional flood risk reduction.“Our USACE and Contractor team fought through tough challenges such as high water and floating debris in the river to close this critical breach and provide some protection to those affected,” said Brendan Kight, PE, USACE Area Engineer.The original contract of $7.5 million was awarded to Western Contracting Corporation of Sioux City, Iowa Apr. 14, 2019, and construction began May 4.The L575 system alone had suffered 7 total breaches, out of the upwards of 50 occurring along the Missouri River in the Omaha District’s area of responsibility.“The closure of this breach on L575 is the second of the four priority breaches to be closed and was the first of the four to be contracted due to its importance,” said Bret Budd, PE, Chief of the Omaha Systems Restoration Team. “The third priority breach at L-601, north of Bartlett, Iowa, is anticipating closure within the next week and the final priority breach, also on L-575 but located west of Hamburg, Iowa is currently scheduled for closure in late July.”There are more than 500 miles of levees on the Missouri, Platte and Elkhorn rivers, and tributaries that have experienced significant flood damage since March 2019.Due to the magnitude of damage along these levees, repair of the levee system efforts will take an extended period of time to execute. Levees must be active in the Public Law 84-99 program to be eligible for federal funding for repairs.last_img read more

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Recuperating Uzoho celebrates New Year in style with baby boy

An elated Uzoho who took to the social media to officially welcome his son equally gave the wife a pat on the back for a job well done. Recuperating Super Eagles number one goalkeeper Francis Uzoho may bounce back earlier than envisage following bundle of joy that came his way in the first day of the New Year. The 21 year old we gathered welcomed a baby boy in the New Year, a blessing which we understand has sent the Deportivo La Coruña safehand to could nine.Advertisement Uzoho who has made over 14 appearances for the Super Eagles since joining the senior national team in 2017, has been sidelined for three months running following injury he sustained in October last year’s international friendly against Brazil in Singapore.Initial diagnosis said the Nigerian international will be out for a month but further x-ray confirmed that he will need at least six months to fully bounce back to action.Though calculations in some quarters have set early April for his return, arrival of his first son in a year that has been dubbed special being a leap year and the beginning of a new decade could act as a ginger especially as medical practitioners believe that out flowing of love around a recuperating patient makes healing faster.Fortuna Düsseldorf II safehand Maduka Okoye it will be recalled stepped in as replacement for Uzoho in that high profile friendly thus enjoying his debut in the senior national team.Elated Uzoho hails for mother and childRead Also Leicester boss hails Ndidi, Iheanacho, mates for festive formKaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi however continues to be in the front burner as number one both for club and country.Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp recently described Akpeyi as a hard worker, noting that his position as number one goalie for the club is strictly based on merit and result of his consistency.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks read more

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‘Shabu’ worth P56K seized in buy-bust

first_imgResidents Michael Canlas, 36, and Peter Paul Sarno, 37, yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Sixteen sachets of suspected shabu weighing about seven grams valued at around P56,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 2. The suspects were detained in the lockup cell of Police Station 2, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNcenter_img Sarno and Canlas were nabbed after they sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P200 around 11:45 p.m. on June 11, it added.last_img read more

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Luis Suarez’s wife worried about his ‘image’

first_img Suarez, who is working hard to regain full fitness ahead of football’s possible return, finds himself in a tough spot. His wife, Sofia Balbi, is concerned about a recent change in her husband’s ‘image’.Advertisement Loading… Unable to visit a hairdresser, Suarez’s hair is much longer than people are used to seeing it. read also:Luis Suarez’s return hands Barcelona title advantage Sofia has asked her Instagram followers if it’s time for her to take matters into her own hands and tackle the Uruguayan’s ever-growing trim. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Wife of Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, is worried about his ‘image’ during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown. Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocketlast_img read more

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Friday IMCA Modified feature at Salina pays $1,500 to win

first_imgSALINA, Kan. – The $1,500 to win feature for IMCA Modifieds gets top billing on the Friday, July 21 race program at Salina Speedway.The 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier will be complemented by $500 to win features for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks vie for $300 to win on Feldkamp Furniture Night.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and track points will be awarded. All divisions will be draw/redraw and there is no entry fee.Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and free for retired and active military and students under the age of 16. Pit passes are $25.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the front gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. and racing is at 8 p.m.More information is on Facebook and the www.racesalinaspeedway.com website.last_img read more

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Covert Memorial is Saturday at Thunder Hill

first_imgMAYETTA, Kan. – A top prize of $1,700 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth are at stake Saturday for IMCA Modifieds Thunder Hill Speedway.The 17th annual Oren Covert Memorial Race headlines the July 21 program with the BSB Manufacturing Modified winner also receiving the traditional toolbox trophy.All registered drivers taking a green flag in the heat or feature will receive an additional $8 at payout. This extra money makes the driver’s pit pass for the event $17.  Other contingencies will also be available.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks complete the card. All IMCA points, including local track, will be given in each division.General admission gates open at 5 p.m., with adults $10 and kids 12 and under free. Coolers are allowed for a $10 fee, with canned beer only.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the draw closes at 6:30 p.m., with the drivers’ meeting and racing to follow. Pit passes are $25, with kids 12 and under $10.Covert was a long-time area racer and passed away in 2002 at the age of 61. He raced in many classes, always running the familiar no. 17.A favorite of fans and his fellow competitors, Covert started racing in Jalopies, moving to Supermodifieds, Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, Late Models, and finally ending in Modifieds.last_img read more

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Fort Lauderdale Bar Owner Shoots Knife-Wielding Woman

first_imgA South Florida bar owner shot a woman this weekend, after she attacked him with a knife.According to Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Tracy Figone, the incident occurred around 10 p.m. Friday at the Glitch Bar, located at 905 Northeast Fifth Street in Flagler Village.The woman was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for a gunshot wound.It was not immediately known what charges were pending as the investigation is ongoing, says Figone.The Glitch Bar is an adult arcade that features free pinball machines and video games, along with themed alcoholic beverages.The bar’s owners are identified as Dwight Slamp and Chris Guevara, although police did not reveal the names of anyone involved.last_img read more