London is the busiest city in Europe for private jets

first_img While the UK had the second-largest market, Germany saw the largest number of pre-owned business aircraft sales in 2020, according to Colibri Aircraft, with 32 private jets bought and worth around $127m. (Getty Images) The capital saw 4,577 private flights leave its selection of business aviation airports last month, which include Stansted, Biggin Hill and Luton. It added this figure rose to “roughly 150 times” more than a high-speed train. Earlier this month, shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald backed a report by left-leaning thinktank Common Wealth which said private planes using fossil fuels should be banned in six years. Oliver Stone, managing director of Colibri Aircraft, said: “Despite talk of Brexit having a negative impact on the UK business aviation sector, this research shows how big it is, and what an integral role it plays within the wider European market. London has retained its position as the busiest city in Europe for private jets, with more than twice as many so called business aviation flight departures as the next most active city, according to research. Thursday 28 November 2019 12:01 am Read more: Electric-powered regional flights ‘could be taking off by 2030’ Farnborough airport, the site of the biannual international air show, was the busiest private jet airport in Britain, with 1,346 flights leaving last month. Alex Daniel by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunDefinition24 Of The Most Hilarious Yard Signs Ever WrittenDefinitionCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverst whatsappcenter_img The report said that, on average, a European private jet journey generates “10 times as much greenhouse gasses” as the equivalent flight on an economy class plane.  “The UK business aviation sector employs thousands of people both directly and indirectly.  From pilots to airport staff, engineers and caterers.  Next in line was Paris, from where 2,355 flights departed, followed by Geneva, from where 1,329 planes left, according to analysis of Wing X and Amstat data by private aviation group Colibri. Read more: London urged to plan for flying taxi future “It’s an important part of the British economy and one of the best in the world.” However, the figures come in the wake of environmental concerns surrounding private jets prompting the Labour party to consider banning them from UK airspace altogether. Share London is the busiest city in Europe for private jets, according to research whatsapplast_img read more

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Airports call for George Osborne to scrap air passenger duty or risk losing jobs to Scotland

first_img Share Airports in the north of England have appealed to the chancellor to scrap air passenger duty (APD) in his Autumn Statement next week, following the announcement yesterday that Scotland will be free to get rid of the tax as part of devolution plans.  Three key airports in the north have all made appeals to the Treasury to act quickly, warning that if Scotland scraps the tax, passengers will flock over the border to take advantage of cheaper flights, at the cost of hundreds of jobs in the region.  Chief executive of Newcastle Airport David Laws said yesterday that 1,000 jobs could be at risk in the north east by 2025 unless APD was reduced or removed altogether. “We are extremely concerned about these proposals,” he said, adding: “The Prime Minister said on 19 September that the devolution settlement had to be fair also to the people of the rest of the UK. We now want him to honour this commitment. The only way to achieve this is for any reductions in Scotland to be matched in the rest of the UK, or for this damaging duty to be reformed in such a way that distortions are avoided.” His concerns were echoed by bosses at Liverpool and Manchester airports. A spokesman for Liverpool said 95 per cent of passenger traffic in the north of England was served by low-cost airlines, for whom APD is the biggest barrier to cheap tickets. He added: “APD needs to cut or abolished from all UK airports as this continues to constrain growth.” Airport operators are hoping that the Treasury will announce plans to reduce or scrap APD in the UK in the Autumn Statement, but the tax is expected to net £3.2bn for Treasury coffers in 2014/15. George Osborne is already under pressure following worse-than-expected tax receipts for this year so far, so he is unlikely to be able to make sign­ificant giveaways.  A Number 10 spokesperson said last night: “As the Prime Minister has said, it is right that a new and fair settlement for Scotland should be accompanied by a new and fair settlement that applies to all parts of our United Kingdom, and he will be setting out more on this before Christmas.”  whatsapp whatsapp Thursday 27 November 2014 9:27 pm Kate McCannKate McCann is a reporter at City A.M. She covers politics and insurance and can be contacted at [email protected] center_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars MoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef Pick Airports call for George Osborne to scrap air passenger duty or risk losing jobs to Scotland More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Tags: George Osborne Peoplelast_img read more

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Four arrested after shot fired during filling station raid

first_img WhatsApp Gardaí confirmed that investigations are ongoing and updates will follow.SEE ALSO – Two men arrested following massive drugs seizure in Laois town They made off in a dark coloured Volkswagen Golf with a small sum of cash. No one was injured during the incident.During a follow up operation shortly after 9am investigating Gardaí from Carlow Garda Station assisted by the Armed Support Unit carried out a search at a house in Carlow town. Facebook Four arrests have been made by Gardaí investigating an armed robbery during which a shot was fired in a filling station on the M9 in Co. Carlow.Shortly after 2.30am two males, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife, entered a filling station at Tinryland (on the M9 at Junction 5) and threatened staff. One shot was fired during the course of the raid. Previous articleLaois Minister set to introduce proposal to electronically tag sex offendersNext articleParish priest objects to religious order home extension David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty Home News Crime Four arrested after shot fired during filling station raid NewsCrime Pinterest Rugby Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter TAGSAn Garda SíochánaRobbery Facebookcenter_img Three men and one woman -all understood to be in their 20s – were arrested. They are currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Carlow Station.Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the filling station or the surrounding area between 2:00am – 2:30am to come forward with information by contacting Carlow Garda Station on 059 913 66220 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp Twitter Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Community Four arrested after shot fired during filling station raid RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By David Power – 6th June 2018 Pinterest Community last_img read more

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Bank of Canada calls for control of free markets, less income disparity

Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Research from the International Monetary Fund shows that countries that decrease income disparity increase the duration of periods of economic growth, he said. “Indeed, broader cross-country evidence suggests that lower inequality may in turn be good for sustaining growth,” he said in notes of the speech released in Ottawa. And he argues that globalization, along with technological change, have been leading triggers of income disparity within countries like Canada, the U.S. and much of Europe. Ironically, those same forces have contributed to the narrowing of the gap among nations — as China, Brazil and others have emerged from poverty to global economic powers. “In short, market forces have been a powerful mechanism for creating wealth,” he said. “At the same time, however, globalization, combined with technological change, is concentrating wealth in fewer hands within many countries.” Countries as diverse as China, Denmark, German, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States have all seen inequality within their borders rise from the mid-1980s, he said. The income gap in the U.S. is now as severe as it was in the 1920s. Inequality — the spread between the a country’s richest and poorest citizens — has also grown in Canada, but less dramatically, he said. Still, according to the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development, Canada has nevertheless gone from 14th in the mid-1990s to 22nd in the latest data in terms of income equality among the group’s 34 member nations. Macklem’s address is not an attack on the market system — he says it works better than any other in delivering opportunity and prosperity. But he notes that with the rise in movements such as Occupy Wall Street, markets are under intensifying scrutiny, and agrees with critics that they must be reined in. “Markets need to be guided by sound policy frameworks with clear rules that must be enforced with consistency and transparency,” he said. “The forces of globalization and technological change that have propelled global growth and driven rising inequality within many countries are not likely to abate. We need to harness these sources of growth while increasing opportunity for all our citizens.” Previously, Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney has also had some praise for the occupy movement, calling it “entirely constructive.” Macklem said the world could benefit by studying Brazil’s economic miracle, which has occurred even as income disparity fell. He cited market reforms and fiscal restraint in concert with better social programs tied to education and health as creating a virtuous circle in Brazil. The comments drew qualified praise from economist Armine Yalnizyan of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives for drawing a link between more income equality and economic growth. “In a way, he’s provided the litmus test for our own government’s policies … do they help reduce income disparity or increase it,” said Yalnizyan. A big part of Brazil’s economic miracle, she said, was an income redistribution program to poor families on the condition they keep their children in school and obtain health care. Macklem said central bankers can mitigate against income disparity by keeping inflation low and stable and protecting the financial system from itself. He called on implementation of G-20 financial reform measures to broaden the span of regulation and oversight on “too big to fail” institutions and banks. A Bank of Canada cost-analysis of beefed up capital and liquidity standards shows while there would be a penalty in terms of higher costs for funds, the benefits would be exponentially greater. A two percentage point rise in capital ratios would result in a 13% gain of GDP in Canada, and more for the world, he said. Macklem said central banker also can help mitigate against income inequality by ensuring that inflation remains in check. Citing internal research, the bank’s second-in-command said an increase in inflation from two to five per cent shows average consumption by the poor declines by 1.4%, four times more than among the wealthy. Consumption drops by even more, 1.8%, among the elderly. “Inflation is a tax on cash and the proportion of household assets held in cash decreases as income rises,” he explained. “As a result, the burden of inflation borne by low-income households is significantly higher than for the wealthy.” Companies Bank of Canada Julian Beltrame Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The Bank of Canada is urging leaders to enact policies to rein in the excesses of free markets and reduce income disparities, arguing they will strengthen the economy. In a speech to a business audience in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the bank’s senior deputy governor Tiff Macklem laid out a powerful case that income inequality has been on the rise and needs to be addressed. read more

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UK regulator proposes changes to contingency fund

OSC finalizes DSC ban NASAA approves model act for establishing restitution funds James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says Keywords Investor protectionCompanies Financial Services Authority In the wake of some large payouts, the UK Financial Services Authority is proposing changes to the funding of the financial industry contingency fund, known as the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The FSA Wednesday launched a consultation on possible changes to the funding of the FSCS. It notes that the current funding model has been in place since April 2008, and that since then, there have been significant payouts, resulting in sizable levies for certain sorts of firms. Currently, firms pay into the scheme based on their membership in five broad classes of the industry: deposits, investments, life and pensions, general insurance and home finance, which are further divided into manufacturers and distributors. Each of these classes has a limit on the amount it could be required to contribute to compensation claims in each year, but if this threshold is breached, the other classes can be required to contribute. The FSA notes that there have been significant calls on the fund over the last few years, including £20 billion in 2008/2009 to cover five bank failures, the failure of several significant investment firms, and the bankruptcy of firms with claims against them for insurance miss-selling. This has led to higher levies on the industry, and for calls to review the current model, including how costs are allocated, the affordability and unpredictability of levies, and the use of cross-subsidies. The proposed changes to the funding model aim to continue providing coverage, but to also reduce the likelihood of interim levies and offer firms more certainty in the level of fees they pay. It proposes two separate approaches for funding the FSCS, based around the two new regulatory authorities that are to be created out of the FSA in 2013: one for activities that will be subject to the new Prudential Regulation Authority, such as deposit takers and insurance providers; and one for the other activities that will be subject to the new Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) funding rules. There would be no cross-subsidy between the two. It also proposes to revise annual thresholds, based on assessments of affordability, and; to consider potential compensation costs expected in the 36 months following the levy instead of 12 months, as is currently the case, in order to smooth the impact of levies. “A viable compensation scheme is essential to financial services – investors and savers need to have confidence. The industry can agree on that, but as soon as it comes to discussions about funding, all such agreement immediately breaks down,” notes Sheila Nicoll, FSA director of conduct policy. “Compensation funding inevitably means that different sectors have competing interests. Our role has been to walk the middle ground and produce a workable solution that we believe the entire industry can afford and live with,” she added. The consultation will run until October 25. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more

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Call for Entries BRIT®/FIVS 2020 International Sustainable Winegrowing Competition

first_imgReddIt AdvertisementAs the only international sustainable winegrowing award of its kind, the BRIT/FIVS competition honors wine organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the environmental, social, and economic aspects of winegrowingFORT WORTH, Texas (May 1, 2019) – Come join the competition! The Botanical Research Institute of Texas and FIVS are pleased to announce the start of their 2020 sustainable winegrowing competition. Competition applications can be downloaded from BRIT’s web site at www.brit.org/wineaward and from the FIVS website www.fivs.org. The submission deadline for applications is September 30, 2019.This is the first BRIT/FIVS co-branded and co-managed competition since the event began in 2010. The new partnership engages FIVS’s global membership of regional wine associations, wine producers and distributors to support and promote the competition.The award attracts progressive and passionate wine organizations from around the world that are taking a leading role in “ground to glass” sustainable programs. The competition is based on the continuous improvement of the three tenets of sustainability – environment, economic, and social – and wine flavor.The competition application consists of 20 high-level self-assessment questions in which applicants describe their organization’s conservation efforts in the vineyard and in operations. Examples include how waste is avoided, how it is reclaimed, and how the winery extends conservation efforts to its customers. Practices established to maintain environmentally sound, socially responsible, and economically feasible winemaking principles are detailed. Two bottles of wine must also be provided for a tasting by the judging committee. The competition has an entry fee of $50 USD.International entrants may use their US distributors to forward their wine samples to BRIT or may use BRIT’s consignee, La Cigale Wines of Fort Worth, Texas, to clear shipments and provide COLA Waivers. If wishing to use La Cigale Wines, please contact Edward Proctor, La Cigale Wines, at (817) 923-6747 or email, [email protected] before shipping.Previous platinum award recipients include: Casa Ferreirinha, 2019, Alexander Valley Vineyards (2018),  Yealands Family Wines, (2017), Buzet (2016), LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards (2014), Yalumba (2013), Trefethen Family Vineyards (2012), Parducci Wine Cellars (2011), and HALL Wines (2010).The competition begins May 1, 2019 with a submission deadline of September 30, 2019. Winners will be announced in November. Platinum, gold, silver, and bronze-level medals are awarded to top-placing entries.The competition’s overall winner will be presented with BRIT/FIVS International Sustainable Winegrowing glass sculpture in Fort Worth in January 2020, during BRIT’s Vine to Table award presentation and dinner.About the Botanical Research Institute of TexasThe Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) is a nonprofit, international research and education organization that collects and safeguards plant specimens, studies and protects living plants, and teaches about the importance of conservation and biodiversity to the world.BRIT’s scientists and educators work together in achieving the organization’s two-fold mission of scientific research and education. Its scientists work from local to global scales, investigating fundamental botanical questions within the themes of biodiversity exploration and species conservation. BRIT educators create new ways to turn information into knowledge through outdoor discovery, discussion, and experiential learning for both students and teachers.BRIT is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.brit.org.About FIVSFIVS is a global organization designed to serve the wine, spirits, and beer sectors from around the world on public policy issues. Its members include producers, distributors, importers, exporters, and trade associations.FIVS works towards creating a successful global alcohol beverage sector, operating on the principles of economic, social, and environmental sustainability, focusing on consumer interests, and operating in a climate free from trade-distorting factors of all kinds.FIVS has its headquarters in Paris, France. Its members are based around the world. For more information, visit www.fivs.org.Advertisement Share TAGSBotanical Research Institute of TexasFIVSInternational Sustainable Winegrowing Competition Previous articleBaron Philippe De Rothschild Releases Mouton Cadet Rosé Just in Time For SpringNext articleBuying Wine Online – Now More Affordable in Sonoma and Napa Counties Press Release Twitter Linkedin Facebook Pinterest Email Home Industry News Releases Call for Entries BRIT®/FIVS 2020 International Sustainable Winegrowing CompetitionIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessCall for Entries BRIT®/FIVS 2020 International Sustainable Winegrowing CompetitionBy Press Release – April 30, 2019 88 0 last_img read more

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BPO to Yield 6,400 Additional Jobs

first_imgRelatedDr. Phillips Outlines Measures to Raise $22.7 Billion for Budget RelatedHouses to Be Built in Belle Air III, St. Ann Approximately 6,400 additional jobs are expected to be created in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry within the next fiscal year.Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, made the announcement as he opened the 2015/16 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 12.Dr. Phillips noted that the “sky is the limit” in relation to the sector, which in recent months has seen the construction and lease of some 50,000 square feet of space in the Barnett Tech Park, while plans are being finalized for construction and leases are being negotiated for another 100,000 square feet.He further informed that a 70,000 square foot facility in Kingston (formerly the Claro building) is now also being used for BPO operations on the basis of a local investor purchasing the building. Also, in Mandeville a 70,000 sq. ft. BPO facility has been completed.Dr. Phillips said the BPO industry is presently making a major contribution to employment generation and augmenting economic growth in the island, adding that “all things being equal,” the sector should increase employment from the current level of 15,000 to 30,000 by 2020.As such, a National Five-Year Strategy for the expansion of the sector will be submitted to Cabinet shortly.“A strategic objective is to move Jamaica up in the value chain in the BPO industry from simple call centres up to knowledge processing centres, outsourcing more professional services, such as legal and accounting support, software development and technical support service,” the Finance Minister said.He further informed that to enhance the employment generating capacity and profitability of the investments in the BPO sector, the Growth Agenda Subcommittee of Cabinet will be giving oversight to JAMPRO, in the provision of financing support for infrastructure development and training as well as an aggressive marketing strategy.As it relates to concerns raised over the nature of the tax regime to be applied to the sector at the end of the free zone regime, Dr. Phillips said he has asked the Incentive Working Group to hold consultations with the sector and the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, in order to ensure that the country attains an internationally competitive fiscal state in the sector. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisements Story HighlightsApproximately 6,400 additional jobs are expected to be created in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry within the next fiscal year. Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, made the announcement as he opened the 2015/16 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 12.Dr. Phillips noted that the “sky is the limit” in relation to the sector, which in recent months has seen the construction and lease of some 50,000 square feet of space in the Barnett Tech Park, while plans are being finalized for construction and leases are being negotiated for another 100,000 square feet.center_img RelatedMore Tax Relief for PAYE Workers BPO to Yield 6,400 Additional JobsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay BPO to Yield 6,400 Additional Jobs Budget 2015/2016March 13, 2015Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker Photo: Michael ShawMinister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, opens the 2015/16 budget debate in the House of Representatives on Thursday, March 12. His presentation was done under the theme: ‘Strong Foundations for Growth and the Expansion of Opportunities’.last_img read more

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Apple wins tax battle against EC

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 JUL 2020 The General Court of the European Union annulled a 2016 European Commission (EC) decision to charge Apple €13 billion in back taxes, after ruling the EC was incorrect in concluding the company received illegal benefits in the Republic of Ireland.In a statement, the court noted the EC “did not succeed in showing to the requisite legal standard” that Apple subsidiaries incorporated in Ireland gained “a selective economic advantage and, by extension state aid”.Apple told Mobile World Live the case “was not about how much tax we pay, but where we are required to pay it”.The company highlighted it had “paid more than $100 billion” in corporate income tax and “tens of billions” in other taxes globally in the last decade, and said it spent more than €13 billion with 4,500 European suppliers in 2019, in turn supporting 1.8 million jobs.Ireland’s Department of Finance stated the country had “always been clear that there was no special treatment provided” to Apple.EC VP and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said it “will carefully study the judgment and reflect on possible next steps”.Apple began appeal proceedings in September 2019, when it labelled the EC’s ruling “fundamentally flawed”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Apple Previous ArticleGoogle faces another data tracking lawsuitNext ArticleGoogle pumps billions into Jio Platforms Manny Pham Tags Google taps retail with NYC store Home Apple wins tax battle against ECcenter_img UK consumers seek £1.5B from Apple Apps Author Related Manny joined Mobile World Live in September 2019 as a reporter based in London. He has previous experience in telecoms having worked for B2B publication Mobile News for three years where he climbed up to the position of Features Editor…. Read more KT makes LG Electronics trade-in movelast_img read more

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Traineeships at OHIM in Alicante, Spain

first_img i don’t arrive to submit my online application because you ask me to put a reference number post..it’s very difficult to put it. why would you ask to put a reference number et why do i do. TRAIN Programme: Fostering Policy Dialogue in the Western Balkans Traineeships at OHIM in Alicante, Spain what to write on “Reference of post” box ?? By Ernesta says: +1 Dear E.n., Please contact the Traineeships Office at [email protected] as they can give you all the relevant information. Kind regards,DijanaMladiinfo Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. on October 17, 2011 at 3:47 pm By Mladiinfo says: Log in to Reply LinkedIn 0 Log in to Reply By Mladiinfo says: Hi, why would it say reference of the post, have an option angle and no option to choose.so time wasting. July 26, 2013 Published by Site Default Reddit on October 18, 2011 at 9:56 am ← QR Art Lab Competition, Spain Log in to Reply Log in to Reply on October 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm on October 10, 2011 at 10:52 am Deadline: 31 October (for Spring training period), 31 March (for Autumn training period)Open to: graduates from EU Member States, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Turkey and non-EU statesRemuneration: a monthly grant of 1,000 EUR and a travel allowanceDescriptionThe Office For Harmonization In The Internal Market (OHIM) is a non-profit-making European agency. Based in Alicante in Spain, the Office’s investment in e-Business tools allows to work with companies from all over the world via the Internet. The mission of the Office is to manage the Community Trade Mark and Community Design registration systems. In order to do so, the Office carries out examination, registration, opposition and cancellation procedures for Community Trade Marks and examination, registration and invalidity procedures for registered Community Designs.The OHIM organises traineeships for young university graduates, organised in two periods lasting five months each. These traineeships consist of work experience in one of the services of the Office. They commence on 1 February (Spring training period) and 1 September (Autumn training period) of each year. The traineeships aim principally to:provide training in industrial property and more specifically in trade mark law;extend and apply knowledge acquired in the course of studies or working life;enable trainees to acquire personal experience through the contacts they make in their everyday work.See HERE for a description of posts of the last selection procedure for further information.The principal areas of the OHIM’s work are as follows:industrial property: trade marks; litigation; appeals; designs; international technical cooperation.other areas, in particular: finance; information technology.EligibilityTo be eligible, applicants must:be nationals of the Member States of the European Communities and candidate countries (Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Turkey). However, a limited number of nationals of  third countries (non-EU) may be acceptedhave a recognised university degree, proving completion of a full cycle of study, or in the case of trainees who are at the end of their studies, an official attestation from the university stating the marks obtained;have a thorough knowledge of one official language of the European Communities and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Communities; one of these languages must be a language of the OHIM (Spanish, German, English, French, Italian). For applicants from candidate countries and third countries, a good knowledge of only one of the OHIM’s languages is required.RemunerationTrainees will be awarded a monthly grant. The amount of the grant is determined by the Traineeships Office on a yearly basis. The current amount of the basic grant is EUR 1,000 per month (as from 01/01/2013). Recruited trainees may receive a travel allowance.ApplicationDeadlines:31 October (for February training period)31 March (for September training period)The Office is only able to accept applications made using the online application form AVAILABLE HERE. Enclose scanned copies of university certificates with your application (for applicants who have not yet received their official degree certificate, a statement from their university confirming their degree result is sufficient). Failure to comply with this criterion is the main reason for the rejection of applications. It is important that you specify your preferences with regard to the department to which you wish to be attached. Read Decision ADM-06-26, which contains all the necessary information with regard to traineeships at the Office.You can contact the Traineeships Office directly at [email protected] For more information visit  the Official Website HERE. Log in to Reply Dear jean, We do not ask you anything, since we are not OHIM. This is Mladiinfo, a webpage where you find information about different opportunities. If you have any specific questions or comments regarding the traineeship program, please direct them at this address – [email protected] Kind regards,DijanaMladiinfo DG Interpretation Study Bursaries Log in to Reply By e.n says: Pocket Study Bursaries from the Directorate General for Interpretation on September 29, 2011 at 11:36 am on September 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm Similar Stories 6 thoughts on “Traineeships at OHIM in Alicante, Spain” Share 0 Dear Ernesta, I do not understand your question/comment. Can you be more specific, please? Kind regardsDijanaMladiinfo By jean paul says: By Mladiinfo says: UNESCO Calls for Youth Driven Action Projects →last_img read more

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Morocco: 5-point plan to mobilise a decentralised energy transition

first_imgCreeping desertification, compromised forests, diminishing water resources, damaged ecosystems, and natural disasters threaten not only Morocco’s rich biodiversity but also the livelihoods, well-being, and health of its people. Morocco is the energy pioneer on the African continent, one of the first to champion renewable energy (RE) and to align economic development with environmental protection and sustainability. 4.  Accelerate implementation of RE projects.Integration of development agendas into energy planning and policy has been limited, and the financial support and incentives for smaller projects are less developed. Governments, policymakers, and regulators need to speed up strategies for bringing RE projects to fruition. Frameworks promoting and attracting RE investment and R&D Discussions and multi-participant workshops with local and international experts have been essential to the foundation’s current work in this area. The HAF has assessed the current state of energy sector development and decentralisation and offer here a way forward. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA The mission of the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) as a facilitator is to gather experts from academia, civil society, public and private sectors, and legislators willing to move forward and bring meaningful policy reform through proactive and decisive participation. Humankind faces the unprecedented challenge of existing on the warmest earth we have known. A lack of political will and societal awareness has inhibited the necessary, vigorous change to meet this challenge. About the authorsKerstin Opfer is a Policy Advisor with Germanwatch. Dr Yossef Ben-Meir is President of the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) in Morocco. Imane Akhezzane is a Programme Director at HAF. Marine Pouget is a Project Manager at the Climate Action Network in France. TAGSdecentralised energyenergy transitionMorocco Previous articleInvestment trends: Transition finance can help companies go greenNext articleUganda: E-mobility on a pay as you go model to boost sector Guest ContributorThe views expressed in this article by the author are not necessarily those of the publishers and/or association partners. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher and editors cannot be held responsible for any inaccurate information supplied and/or published. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The way forward for Morocco to mobilise decentralised energy 1.  Enhance cooperation across sectors. Economic, private, civil, scientific, and other sectors must coordinate expectations and share information for the level of transformation that no one could accomplish alone. HAF and Germanwatch e.V. launched an initiative in 2019 to create such a cross-sectoral partnership for the decentralised energy transition in Morocco. Enhanced integration of administrative tiers and ministries following this model could enable the exchange of best practices. BRICS Becoming a world climate leader with a different model for energy and electricity issues requires policy and regulatory frameworks as well as new forms of cooperation and investments opportunities. Setting clear political goals is essential to secure investments, stakeholders’ mobilisation, and resources allocation. A strong political will is indispensable for driving the decentralisation of renewable energy. Photo by Victoriano Izquierdo on Unsplash The High Atlas Foundation’s assessment has shown that decentralisation of Morocco’s energy transition requires the following measures:center_img Decentralisation is an integral part of Morocco’s policy agendas, with frameworks for doing so productively, inclusively, and equitably. Some frameworks include:– the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH), which provides sub-nationally managed funding for local development projects;– the Municipal Charter, which requires locally-elected representatives to create participatory development plans for local projects; – the Decentralisation Roadmap, which integrates the three pillars of devolution, deconcentration, and delegation; – the Decentralisation Charter, submitted by the government at the request of King Mohammed VI, ideally intended to bind national and regional government agencies to specific functions in administering human services; and – the newly-ratified Constitution in 2011, which further enshrined the right of citizens’ participation in decision-making processes with decentralisation, transparency, and good governance. Finance and Policy It has set in place a considerable number of green energy initiatives, including two ambitious programs for solar and wind power. Knowledge and expertise within Morocco are thus among the most profound within the continent, and the attractive investment climate has lowered costs for alternative energy. In conclusion, Morocco has an enormous opportunity to address the climate crisis. Large-scale implementation of renewables is indispensable to meet Morocco’s energy needs, but they should be accompanied by small-scale RE solutions to help reduce poverty. 5. Raise awareness about readily available financial support.A credit line specific to RE or an appropriate framework for successful financing is lacking. Information about decentralised, small-scale, and people-centred approaches and their associated benefits is necessary to help mobilise support and make funding easily accessible for local communities. Investment promotion measures are also needed to encourage public-private partnerships to share investment costs, risks, and benefits and to attract both domestic and foreign investors in climate finance. North Africa is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change, experiencing severe environmental degradation. Morocco is no exception. Several large-scale projects have been initiated, but small-scale projects remain insufficient to enable a successful transition to 100% RE. Morocco’s promotion of decentralisation acknowledges the peoples’ will to participate in decision-making and manage their own affairs, but these have not been significantly applied throughout the country. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter 3.  Improve management of people-centred initiatives.The decentralisation charter establishes clear parameters for how the national and regional levels work together but are less clear about the role of provinces and municipalities. Since regional public administrative centres remain distant from dispersed communities, clarity about their functions and responsibilities within the decentralization context will help action-planning and decision-making for all sectors and tiers. Electricity demand has increased dramatically from population growth, economic development, and near-universal access – necessitating foreign imports to meet demand. Morocco has set ambitious targets, with institutional and legal frameworks for RE attracting national and international investment, research and innovation. 2.  Strengthen regional agreements to cooperatively address challenges.Morocco promotes South-South cooperation and has already established economic partnerships and significantly strengthened political ties with other African countries. Many national agencies are already operating in several African countries. Morocco’s exports to these countries have quintupled over a decade, making it a hub for RE-based electricity, trade, capacity-building, and innovation. Strengthening this regional cooperation will increase investment interest and opportunities for companies seeking entry into the African market, lowering interest rates and inflation while maximising production. Morocco’s energy sector is highly carbon-intensive and heavily dependent on energy imports, affected by fluctuations in price and supply. Read more on:Energy access-related news Generation UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

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