Art exports from UK hit three-year high in 2018 ahead of Brexit

first_img Share Art exports from UK hit three-year high in 2018 ahead of Brexit More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Harry Robertson Exports of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques from the UK to the EU surged in 2018, rising 64 per cent to £240m, up from £150m in 2018.Boodle Hatfield said the rise in EU business for the UK was likely caused by dealers and galleries looking to move some of their assets into the EU ahead of Brexit, due to concerns that it may cause the UK’s customs duties to rise.“UK companies will potentially be subject to rising import VAT rates post-Brexit, causing uncertainty over the cost of exporting art to the EU,” Boodle Hatfield said.The law firm said that the UK’s overall boost in art exports has been caused in large part by increased demand from the US, which saw its art market grow by 12 per cent to $29.9bn in 2018, up from $26.8bn the year before.Fred Clark, associate at Boodle Hatfield’s arts team, said: “If fears of increased costs and bureaucracy materialise post-Brexit, the UK risks having its lead as the pre-eminent European art market eroded.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory He said: “The strong trade relationship between the US and UK should help defend that position, as dealers and galleries in New York and London work very closely together.”Read more: UK advertising exports brought in £6.9bn in 2017“But it is a concern that many dealers and galleries are unwilling to take the gamble on a smooth Brexit and have begun moving their assets out of the UK.” Tags: Brexit whatsapp Monday 13 May 2019 12:04 am The value of art exports from the UK hit a three-year high in 2018, reaching £5.4bn, according to analysis by private wealth law firm Boodle Hatfield.Read more: UK service exports fall as Brexit and global economic slowdown bitelast_img read more

City Moves for 24 June – Who’s switching jobs?

first_img whatsapp IQGeo Group has announced the appointment of Andy MacLeod to its board of directors as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. Andy spent ten years at Vodafone Group, first as group chief networks officer responsible for the operation of Vodafone’s networks world-wide, then as chief technology officer (CTO) for Verizon Wireless in the USA and latterly the regional CTO for the thirteen Vodafone operating companies outside Europe. Prior to Vodafone, Andy held a number of senior roles within the telecoms industry including Europe chief executive of MCI Worldcom, operations chief of Eircom, operations chief of Cable and Wireless, and vice president of marketing and sales at Nortel. Andy has served on the boards of Verizon Wireless, Vodafone Italy, Indus Towers and was deputy chair of Idex. whatsapp Monday 24 June 2019 6:01 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily Funny Emily Nicolle Relendex Relendex has announced the appointment of Claire Newman as head of lending operations. Claire has joined Relendex from Masthaven Bank, where she was head of underwriting in the short-term lending department. Claire was responsible for a large department whose principle role was to underwrite bridging and development loans. During her time at Masthaven, Claire held several managerial positions, including responsibility for providing final sign off for bridging loans and issuing upfront credit decisions. Claire began her career at Instant Access Properties, before moving to FIL Group in 2008 where she was a property development assistant. Sadia Ricke is appointed deputy chief risk officer for Societe Generale as of 1 September 2019. She remains a member of Societe Generale’s group management committee. With a 25-year career in the group spanning Paris, Hong Kong and London, Sadia has developed solid experience in corporate and investment banking, and particularly in structured finance and risk management activities. For the past two years, as Societe Generale country head for the UK and Ireland, Sadia has notably helped to develop its domestic client franchise and led the group’s project to prepare its readiness for Brexit. Her experience and competences will be instrumental in continuing to reinforce the management and control of risks at the bank. Meanwhile Christophe Lattuada is appointed group country head for the UK and Ireland as of 1 September 2019. He will also be chief executive of Societe Generale London branch. Christophe was head of strategy and corporate development for the Global Banking & Investor Solutions division before becoming head of prime services. City Moves for 24 June – Who’s switching jobs at Relendex, Societe Generale and IQGeo Group? Share Today’s City Moves includes Relendex, Societe Generale and IQGeo Group. IQGeo Group Societe Generale last_img read more

Law firm tries to muscle in on £1bn forex cartel claim

first_imgThe CAT was sitting for the initial hearing of a separate group action brought against the Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS, Barclays, Citigroup and UBS. Hausfeld’s threatened case would also be brought on an opt-out basis. O’Higgin said: “We are encouraged that the judge has set out a timetable to move things along so that affected entities, including pension funds, other asset managers and corporates, can finally seek the damages owed to them as a result of the cartel activity of these banks, which went on for several years and was discovered over 5 years ago.” James Booth Signage is seen at the front of a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland in central London on October 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND Tolga Akmen / Tolga Akmen (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images) If it does bring an action it could lead to a so-called carriage dispute, with the groups competing to represent the class of affected entities. whatsapp US claimant law firm Hausfeld is trying to muscle in on a £1bn group action against a raft of banks who were found to have rigged the foreign exchange markets. The collective action is being led by the former head of the pensions regulator Michael O’Higgins, who is representing corporate entities affected by the rigging, which include pension funds and asset managers. The claim follows a May ruling by the European Commission that Barclays, RBS, JP Morgan, Citibank and UBS had violated EU competition law by rigging the foreign exchange markets in two cartels dubbed “Essex Express” and “Three Way Banana Split”. It is being brought by US law firm Scott & Scott backed by litigation funder Therium Capital Management. Share The five banks have been collectively fined more than $8.5bn (£6.9bn) by eleven global regulators.center_img whatsapp Law firm tries to muscle in on £1bn forex cartel claim Hausfeld said: “Hausfeld confirms that it is considering filing an opt-out collective action relating to unlawful manipulation of the foreign exchange (FX) spot market between 2007 to 2013. We are unable to comment further at this stage.” The Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) heard today that Hausfeld is set to bring a claim by the end of November. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndo More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com The claim is being brought as a collective action on an opt out basis, so all members of the class will be automatically included. Read more: Barclays and RBS among banks hit by £1bn forex rigging lawsuit Wednesday 6 November 2019 4:10 pm Read more: Barclays and RBS fined in forex rigging scandallast_img read more

Dunelm sales better than expected thanks to lockdown living space upgrades

first_imgCustomers were able to flock to stores in mid-April after a winter lockdown, despite the reduced trading time, Dunelm has reported a 59 per cent increase in sales in the seven weeks, starting 28 March this year. Dunelm sales better than expected thanks to lockdown living space upgrades Dunelm not only reaped the benefits of pent-up demand following extended store closures but with most customers working from home – many were able, and were keen to, upgrade their living spaces. Wednesday 19 May 2021 9:16 am Sales growth has been “very strong”, the UK retailer said, since it re-opened the majority of its stores in April. The group has also seen positive digital growth from its home delivery and Click & Collect services. The buoyant homewares market, alongside the “unseasonably cold” Spring weather, also helped Dunelm secure a strong trading result, the group said. Homeware’s retailer Dunelm enjoyed a better-than-expected sales lift over the tail end of the UK’s third national lockdown, the group said today, despite only being able to trade for five weeks after the 12 April easing of restrictions. whatsapp The group admitted there remains some uncertainty in the short-term outlook, but expects 2021’s full-year profit before tax results to be in excess of £148m. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com Dunelm not only reaped the benefits of pent-up demand following extended store closures but with most customers working from home – many were able, and were keen to, upgrade their living spaces. Also Read: Dunelm sales better than expected thanks to lockdown living space upgrades As a result, Dunelm’s shares soared 8.81 per cent this morning, taking its overall share price to 1,574.00.center_img Dunelm not only reaped the benefits of pent-up demand following extended store closures but with most customers working from home – many were able, and were keen to, upgrade their living spaces. Also Read: Dunelm sales better than expected thanks to lockdown living space upgrades Meanwhile, its share price rested at 1,460.00 this morning on the London Stock Exchange. Show Comments ▼ Millie Turner After the sturdy five weeks since its stores re-opened, the retailer’s board expects its full-year profit before tax will be “significantly ahead” of analyst forecasts. Share whatsapp Dunelm not only reaped the benefits of pent-up demand following extended store closures but with most customers working from home – many were able, and were keen to, upgrade their living spaces. Tags: Dunelm Group Re-lockdownlast_img read more

Rangers end Mike Ashley loan agreement but take £1.5m from Three Bears consortium

first_img Share Rangers end Mike Ashley loan agreement but take £1.5m from Three Bears consortium Show Comments ▼ Joe Hall More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com whatsapp Cash-strapped Rangers will receive a boost after Douglas Park, George Letham and George Taylor agreed to provide £1.5m loans to the football club.The loans from the group known as the “Three Bears consortium” are being made available until 31 December 2015 for working capital requirements and will be provided on an unsecured basis, meaning the football club is not required to offer assets as collateral. However Rangers, currently third in the Scottish Championship and 26 points off top spot, will lose the potential £5m funding stream offered by Mike Ashley’s SportsDirect.com Retail Limited. Ashley’s company had agreed to provide £10m of loans in two tranches, the second of which the club will no longer receive after saying it has stopped meeting the conditions on which it is based.  Rangers said in a statement: The Company also announces that it has ceased the process of satisfying the conditions for drawdown of the second tranche of the facility announced on 27 January 2015 with SportsDirect.com Retail Limited and associated companies. center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday News Monday 23 March 2015 10:25 am Tags: Mike Ashley People whatsapplast_img read more

Comment / New year, new regulations for dangerous goods. Ignore them at your peril

first_img By Nicholas Mohr 11/01/2017 The new regulations range from small editorial corrections to major initiatives that can have a large impact on how dangerous goods move around the world.  This year, a lot of the focus is on lithium batteries, particularly when they move by air, where shippers face more and more restrictions and many are struggling to move their freight around the world.Many airlines now refuse to accept lithium batteries, and the packaging requirements have changed again. New marks and labels have been unveiled, although there is a lengthy transitional period when both the former and the new versions can be used.The packing instructions for a lithium ion battery shipped by air – the type you might find in your laptop – extends over four pages, comprising 128 lines and two tables. By way of comparison, should you wish to ship a 1-litre pot of paint by air, the packing instruction consists of 16 lines and one table.The frequent changes for the transport of lithium batteries show how regulatory creep can make life very complicated, while other changes are a reaction to new technologies.  So, engines have been subdivided into some new UN numbers that relate to their method of power, as in addition to petrol-powered engines, there are now fuel cell and gas-powered alternatives.Those involved with polymerising substances will find some of their shipments not previously declared as dangerous goods subject to the regulations in the future.This group of chemicals can react with air and other elements to produce fire, toxic fumes or both, and a series of major incidents including injuries and fatalities in transport has led to their inclusion in the new regulations.For those involved with dangerous goods, ignorance of the new regulations is not an option.  At best, it will lead to delayed shipments and dissatisfied customers, and at worst potential accidents with legal consequences and reputational damage.  To ensure compliance, you can study the sections of the new regulations that affect you, or seek guidance from a dangerous goods safety adviser and other experts.Nicholas Mohr DGSA is managing director of Peter East Associates Ltd, a specialised dangerous goods training and consultancy business. www.petereast.com © Sonsamcenter_img Few who watched the spectacular fireworks that ushered in the new year around the world would have thought about the logistics behind the displays.Even fewer were aware that one of the dangerous goods regulations changes introduced on 1 January relates to classification requirements for the transport of explosives .If those involved with these products are not aware of the new regulations, problems will inevitably follow.Changes to dangerous goods regulations move on a two-year cycle, and new ICAO air regulations came into effect on new year’s day. There are transitional periods of six months for road (ADR) and rail (RID) regulations and 12 months for maritime (IMDG) regulations.last_img read more

News / India trade on the rebound, but lack of boxes could hamper full recovery

first_imgBy Sam Whelan 22/03/2021 India’s container imports came roaring back to life in the fourth quarter, but booming demand out of China means there’s still a shortage of export containers.According to Maersk’s Q4 India trade report, container volumes grew 13.2% year on year, with exports “stabilising at a high level” and imports bouncing back 36.3%, compared with the previous quarter.The carrier described it as “making solid strides towards returning to normalcy”.It added: “Demand for Indian exports across multiple categories continues to remain exceptionally strong, much of it driven by consumer demand in North America and Europe.”However, overall volumes for 2020 were down 6.5%, with exports up 1% and imports contracting 14%.Imports from China alone fell a massive 41%, with the trade under pressure due to political tensions, as well as the collapse in domestic demand when India went into lockdown. Imports from the US, India’s other largest trading partner, fell by 16%.Exports were already rebounding in Q2 and Q3, marking a swift v-shaped recovery. Maersk said the key driver had been rising demand for Indian textiles and apparels, especially from North America, adding: “Seeds, beans, cereal and flour exports to the African and Gulf countries also contributed to the recovery.”Refrigerated exports performed well, too, with Q4 pharmaceutical cargo up 47% year on year, and meat and shellfish also registering growth.Maersk said the trade imbalance, where exports recovered much quicker than imports, resulted in an acute container shortage in various pockets of the Indian hinterland.However, Steve Felder, MD for Maersk South Asia, said: “The challenges we face and the extraordinary situation we are in is not going to last forever. This is a temporary phase and we are already on our way towards normalcy.“We can see overall trade improving and economies getting back on track. The vaccination drive is picking up pace worldwide, and this is going to be the single most important aspect to bring trade – and life – back to normal.”The container shortage is persisting, however. According to the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), the lack of available containers saw exports rising by just 0.67% year on year in February, compared with 6% growth in January.FIEO president Sharad Kumar Saraf said: “Rising exports from China has led to the shortage of containers in the region, as the shipping lines are being paid hefty premiums for bringing empty equipment back to China.”FIEO said it had set up an online container marketplace for exporters and shipping lines aimed at easing the flow of outbound goods and overcoming the shortage of shipping containers “that threatens to cripple India’s trade.”last_img read more

Mountmellick survive Stradbally comeback to win division 3 hurling plate

first_img Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Mountmellick 5-2 Stradbally 3-1Roinn 3 Hurling PlateScoil Padraig Naofa Mountmellick survived a strong comeback by St Colman’s Stradbally to secure the division 3 hurling plate at O’Moore Park today.Mountmellick started strong, with a Chris Lee goal in the third minute. Ryan Conran added to this in the fifth minute while Jake Darcy missed a narrow wide for Colman’s at the other end.Dylan Fallon added another goal for Mountmellick but Stradbally hit back in the 10th minute off the stick of Fionn McEvoy.Mountmellick freetaker Oisin Hade landed a goal in the back of the net but this was met with a goal from McEvoy at the opposite end.Midlfielder Jake Darcy was leading the way for his Stradbally side and was unlucky not to convert a few hard-working displays. The score at half-time was Mountmellick 4-0 Stradbally 2-0.Mountmellick came out with fire in their bellies in the second half. Although they held much of the possession, they were unlucky not to score until Oisin Hade pointed over the bar from a free in the 11th minute.Stradbally comebackBut Stradbally refused to give up. A brilliant solo-run by 12 year old Kevin Fennelly resulted in a goal and St Colman’s found a new lease of life.Jake Darcy added another for St Colman’s in the 34th minute and the game was back on with only a goal between the teams.But in stepped Dylan Fallon for Mountmellick. The number 15 let rip on the ball for a goal and Hade landed over another free to leave the final score Mountmellick 5-2 Stradbally 3-1.SCORERS: Mountmellick: Chris Lee 1-0, Ryan Conran 1-0, Dylan Fallon 2-0, Oisin Hade 1-2 (1-2 frees) Stradbally: Fionn McEvoy 2-0, Kevin Fennelly 1-0, Jake Darcy 0-1MOUNTMELLICK: David Coss; Adam Connolly, Seanan Furlong-Daly, Oisin Hade; Darragh Bloomer, Oisin Hade; Chris Lee, Dylan Fallon, Ryan Conran. Subs: Steven Maximov for Conran (11 minutes)STRADBALLY: Evan Bergin; Conor McDonald, David Donohue, Kevin Fennelly; Jake Darcy, Ronan Creery; Cathal Buggie, Liam McDonald, Anthony Skelly, Fionn McEvoy. Subs: Oran Darcy for Creery (15 minutes)SEE ALSO – Here’s all your weekend sports fixtures with big soccer and GAA games down for decision By Siun Lennon – 18th May 2018 Rugby Home GAA Cumann na mBunscol Mountmellick survive Stradbally comeback to win division 3 hurling plate GAACumann na mBunscolSport GAA Mountmellick survive Stradbally comeback to win division 3 hurling plate Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Facebook Facebook Pinterest TAGSCumann na mBunscol Previous articleWell-known Laois man completes gruelling Double Ironman challengeNext article16 new SNAs for Laois schools from this September Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glorylast_img read more

Four men due in court today following seizure of €90,000 of drugs in Portlaoise

first_img Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Four men due in court today following seizure of €90,000 of drugs in Portlaoise WhatsApp Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest Home News Crime Four men due in court today following seizure of €90,000 of drugs… NewsCrime Facebook TAGSPortlaoise News Previous article‘Tillage farmers fighting on their backs to survive’ say IFA as tough harvest continuesNext articleDeputy Flanagan leads the tributes as long-serving Fine Gael activist and former councillor Dave Conroy passes away LaoisToday Reporter Four men have been arrested and approximately €90,000 of suspected drugs have been seized following a number of searches in the Portlaoise area over the weekend.The searches were carried out by Gardaí from the Laois Detective Unit, Laois Drugs Unit and Portlaoise Uniform units, assisted by the Regional Armed Support Unit, and were related to a number of incidents that recently occurred in the Portlaoise area.Four men, one aged in his 40s, two aged in their 20s, and a teenager, were arrested and detained at Portlaoise and Tullamore Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.During the course of these searches, approximately €84,000 of suspected cocaine and approximately €6,000 of tablets were seized.All drugs seized are subject to analysis.The four men arrested were subsequently charged and are appearing before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin this morning, Monday, August 31.SEE ALSO – ‘Tillage farmers fighting on their backs to survive’ as tough harvest continues Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 31st August 2020 Pinterest Electric Picnic Twitterlast_img read more

Regime squeezes North Korean workers in China for funds

first_img Analysis & Opinion SHARE Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center North Korean workers at a restaurant in Dandong (taken in July 2018)North Korean workers at a restaurant in Dandong (taken in July 2018). Image: Daily NKThe North Korean authorities are pressuring North Korean laborers in China to contribute more funds to underwrite large-scale state construction projects back at home.Earlier this month, a Daily NK Special Investigative Team met with an employee of a North Korean restaurant in China, conducting an interview with him in a major city in China’s Liaoning Province. The man told Daily NK that “the authorities are asking for so much money for the Samjiyon and Wonsan construction projects that we have nothing left.”The two construction projects are pet projects of Kim Jong Un. In his New Year’s Address, he stated that “the whole Party, the entire army and all the people should turn out to transform Samjiyon County into a model for modern mountainous cities, an ideal socialist village, and complete on the highest possible level the construction projects that represent the present era, including the Wonsan-Kalma coastal tourist area and other new tourist areas.”The North Korean authorities have since been forcing North Korean citizens to supply labor and supplies for the two projects. These demands are now reaching North Korean laborers deployed abroad.“They continue to just ask for money. It seems like the demands happen one to three times a month. During the farming season it’s money for manure, and if you don’t have any to give then you have to borrow from others. If you earned 1,000 yuan in a particular month and they demand 1,500 yuan, then you have to borrow money to pay them. But what happens when they demand the same the next month, too? It’s unthinkable to say you didn’t pay during a criticism session, but it happens. You become the target of the session. Recently, I had to pay a lot to the authorities,” the source said.He added that originally they were contracted to earn 3,000 yuan per month in 2015, but ultimately only around 850-1,000 yuan makes it to their pockets due to commissions taken by the authorities. However, in the case of this particular restaurant, workers receive a portion of the difference upon their return to the North.“The workers who signed their contracts in 2015 still haven’t gotten raises. Women need a lot of things – they have to buy cosmetics and all sorts of clothes – so they only end up with 150-200 yuan a month. They receive the rest of their wages when they return home. They take out money from people’s 800 yuan salaries,” he said.“Workers can earn around 3,000 dollars for three years of work. There were a lot of workers who complained that they weren’t getting all the money they were supposed to, but later they realized that the money was being saved so they could take it back with them to North Korea.”The interviewee had also heard about the lives of North Korean factory workers deployed in Tumen and Hunchon, Jilin Province. Thousands of North Korean laborers working at factories in Hunchon receive around 600-650 yuan, or 800-900 yuan when their overtime pay is included, per month.A restaurant in Dandong employing North Korean workersA restaurant in Dandong employing North Korean workers (taken in July 2018). Image: Daily NK“Restaurant workers all come from Pyongyang, but there are a lot of people from provinces in the Tumen/Hunchon area. They work at textile and manufacturing factories. All they do is work – the place is like the Kaesong Industrial Complex where things are all organized for the workers. They just do the work that’s given to them,” he said.“They earn 600-650 yuan a month, and around 800-900 yuan with overtime. Restaurant workers have it a bit better because they can receive tips. The authorities, however, still take one-third of the tips they make.”Restaurant workers can sometimes walk around freely, but factory workers can’t, the man added. He added that the lives of factory workers in China are preferable to restaurant workers because they get fed better.“Restaurant workers can walk around freely sometimes, but factory workers can’t. Factory workers get 10 yuan to spend on food per day which means they can buy five or more kinds of side dishes, even ones with meat in them. The factory has a North Korean chef that makes them. Restaurant workers, though, just have rice with some cabbage and tofu. The restaurant owner who I work for doesn’t seem to do a very good job with employee meals compared to other places,” the source said.The man also mentioned the UN Security Council Resolution sanctions on North Korea regarding its workers overseas. The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2397 at the end of 2017 in response to North Korea’s launch of a long-range intercontinental missile that required all North Koreans working abroad to return home within 24 months.“North Korean workers cannot enter China right now. They are all likely to have to leave (back to North Korea) if the sanctions are enacted. The sanctions were put into place in December (of 2017) so they have to leave by this coming December. Everyone working in the restaurants and factories will have to leave,” he said.Toward the end of the interview, the man cautiously told Daily NK about some thoughts he had after being dispatched to work in China.“North Korea’s policies have to change. That’s the only way the people will survive. China was a terrible place to live in the past, but now no one worries about their next meal here. When I was ignorant about things I believed in the Party, but now that I’ve come here, I’ve realized they lied to me,” he said. AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion center_img Regime squeezes North Korean workers in China for funds Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? By Daily NK – 2019.02.28 7:07pm Analysis & Opinion RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more