News / North American rail freight operators stay on track for a bumper year

first_img By Alexander Whiteman 20/07/2018 © Wangkun Jia Strong headwinds failed to knock North American rail freight off its first-quarter rhythm, with both US and Canadian operators reporting healthy first-half results.CSX, which ended last year on a bitter note with the loss of rail turnaround king Hunter Harrison, continued its good start to the year by smashing company performance records.Its intermodal division’s results were less ground-breaking but strong, nonetheless, with revenue up 6% (at $939m) on the back of a 1% (1.42m tonnes) volume increase.Chief executive Jim Foote said much of the intermodal growth came from international markets, noting that domestic business had been “relatively flat”.“Our intermodal network needs a ton of work to become the efficient part of our system that it needs to be,” said Mr Foote. “We’re just beginning to get in there to figure out how to rationalise that big part of our business, so we can become more efficient and have a better product for our customers.”For the three months to June, intermodal volumes were up 2% on last year (735,000 tonnes), bringing in revenue of $490m (up 9%) with revenue per unit up 7%.Mr Foote said last year had seen the carrier change its intermodal “philosophy” by removing the hub and spoke model and with it about 7% in volumes.“At that point in time, it was my belief that a large part of the rationalisation of intermodal had been accomplished. Well, that’s not the case,” he said. “So we are going to have open communication with customers about what we’re trying to accomplish, involving train design changes, terminals and potential terminal consolidations.“We’ll do this methodically, logically and appropriately, and fully aware that we are looking at a peak season which everybody is indicating is going to be very strong.“So we’re not going to do anything that’s going to screw up the railroads, and if it takes a little longer than a quarter or two, I’m fine with that.”In the US, CSX was not alone in recording a healthy first half, with Union Pacific seeing its Premium [intermodal] product record revenue growth of 11% ($3.1bn) on a year-on-year volume increase of 6%.Chief marketing officer Elizabeth Whited said this had been achieved despite “pricing pressures” in the intermodal markets.“Domestic intermodal was driven by continued strength in parcel and stronger demand from tight truck capacity,” said Ms Whited. “International intermodal volume was up, as new ocean carrier business wins began to ramp up in the second quarter.”Further north, Canadian Pacific continued the trend, with first-half intermodal revenue up 11%, predominantly due to a 16% uptick in second-quarter international turnover. Domestically, growth was “more modest”, linked to a series of strikes that hit the carrier earlier in the year.Chief marketing officer John Brookes used an investor conference to welcome One Network Express to the business, anticipating a strong second half.He added: “With truck capacity tightening and the anticipation of a strong peak, we expect both international and domestic intermodal to perform quite well for the remainder.”When asked if CP had experienced customers withdrawing plans in line with questions around tariffs and trade, he said this did not match what the carrier was seeing.Mr Brookes said: “Right now, I would say, as we look at this fall peak season, it remains actually quite bullish on this cross-border opportunity in those import goods.”last_img read more

CDC announces travel restrictions for countries fighting recent Ebola outbreaks

first_imgCruises in the US closer to resuming with CDC’s new trial guidance May 7, 2021 TSA screens record amount of travelers since start of pandemic May 18, 2021 Travel precautions will be imposed for individuals coming to the US from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo — two countries fighting recent outbreaks of the Ebola virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.Next week, the US government will start directing travelers from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo to six US airports, according to the CDC. Airlines will collect information from all passengers boarding flights to the US who were in either country within the previous 21 days, and share the data with the CDC and local health departments for monitoring purposes.The measures come as the US and other nations grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, with increasing concern that variants could send rates spiking once again, CNN reports. It also follows two previous outbreaks of Ebola in Africa that began in 2014 and 2018, resulting in the deaths of thousands.During the 2014 outbreak, similar travel precautions were applied. Passengers arriving at designated airports to the US from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone — the hardest-hit nations during the outbreak — had their temperature taken and were asked questions about whether they had been exposed to anyone with Ebola. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementThe CDC noted that this year’s outbreaks are in remote areas and the risk to the US is extremely low. The agency said the travel restrictions are being implemented out of an abundance of caution.As of Thursday, the World Health Organization said there were nine Ebola cases and five deaths reported in Guinea, and eight cases and four deaths reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Guinea declared an Ebola outbreak in one of its regions earlier this month, days after the Democratic Republic of Congo declared its 12th outbreak in its history. CDC researchers study blue-green algae in SWFL waterways May 21, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments The Red Cross said in a statement that a network of more than 700 trained volunteers has been “activated as part of a first wave of response and the government has called on people to respect hygiene and prevention measures and to report signs of the disease to health authorities.” The World Health Organization has helped control the recent outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo with vaccines and is helping to procure doses for Guinea.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.RAN Technical error briefly delays American Airlines travelers May 23, 2021 AdvertisementTags: CDCEbolaTravel Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementlast_img read more

First Round of Championship, JamboRí and top 25 Instagrammers – it’s all in our Top Stories of the Week

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleKeenan strikes Laois into minor Leinster gloryNext articleLast minute O’Connor point leads Timahoe to round one victory Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Laois secondary school chosen to provide new Leaving Cert subject will be a great asset to the girl’s school.Tributes poured in as Tragic Portlaoise teenager laid to rest.SPORT Everyone was eager to read about the Eight young players to watch out for in the intermediate football championship.Sixteen young players to watch out for in the senior football championship also had people talking.Is this Laois man the oldest ever club championship debutant? people were asking after an O’Dempsey’s man pulled on a jersey for the first time at 44.Meaney’s late late point sees Kilcruise down Stradbally in championship thriller set off the championship the right way.PROPERTY The houses that sold in June in Laois – and for what price was an interesting read this week.18-house Laois estate bought for €1.25 million in online auction, an interesting piece for the people of Borris-in-Ossory.WE ARE LAOISMoment in Time: Portlaoise juveniles give soccer star a great send off ahead of Celtic adventure was a lovely throwback for one Portlaoise footballer.REVEALED: Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers had everyone double tapping.SEE ALSO – Ballyouskill man to tour Ireland by tractor Be it News, Sport or Property, we had it all this week on Laois Today.From abandoned presidential aspirations, 4,000 scouts and all the young footballers to watch, here’s our top stories from this week.NEWSThousands of students may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying third level fees according to the Chair of the Oireachtas Committee for Education and Skills, Fiona O’Loughlin.Row brewing in Fianna Fail as Madigan prepares to take seat left vacant by the late Jerry Lodge.Great excitement in the town as Stradbally welcome 4,000 Scouts to JamboRí.Former GAA president has ruled out challenging Micheal D meaning the Laois man O’Neill will not be next Irish President Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest Twitter Community center_img Community TAGSTop Stories By Sarah Cullen – 29th July 2018 Home Uncategorised First Round of Championship, JamboRí and top 25 Instagrammers – it’s all… UncategorisedWe Are Laois Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad First Round of Championship, JamboRí and top 25 Instagrammers – it’s all in our Top Stories of the Week WhatsApp Twitter Rugby last_img read more

Laois set for Wexford O’Byrne Cup clash but manager Quirke says National League is his priority

first_img WhatsApp By Aedín Dunne – 14th December 2019 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Laois set for Wexford O’Byrne Cup clash but manager Quirke says National League is his priority The Laois senior footballers continue their start to the 2020 season with their second O’Byrne Cup game away to Wexford this afternoon.Mike Quirke’s men are in action against Paul Galvin’s charges where only a win will keep their chances of a semi final place alive after a Round 1 loss to Offaly.Laois have made a host of changes from that game – as you would expect at this time of the year.There are first senior starts for Brian Byrne (Graiguecullen), Shane Bolger (Killeshin), Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan) and Alan Kinsella (Courtwood).Mountmellick’s Eoghan Keogh starts in goals having not being involved with Laois last year while Brian Daly from St Joseph’s is named at centre-forward. He featured in 2017 under Peter Creedon but never played league under championship during John Sugrue’s reign. TAGSLaois senior footballersLaois v WexfordMike QuirkeO’Byrne Cup RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Home Sport GAA Laois set for Wexford O’Byrne Cup clash but manager Quirke says National… SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results But looking ahead to the game, Quirke says that the National League is where he insisted that is where his side’s priorities lie at the moment.He said: “I think the league is a fantastic competition. For Laois it’s the primary competition. It’s the one that we’re going to be hell-bent trying to stay in Division 2 and that’s where the focus is really going to be.”“Next January is our priority for now,” explained the Kerry man.Heading into the league, Quirke knows there is work to be done but it’s early days yet.“We’re only after having about nine session. We started on the 15th of November, when we were supposed to start.“Maybe other teams started before that so we’re only really in the infancy of learning to play together and kick outs are a big part of that obviously and that’s going to be a big emphasis for us moving forward,” he explained.Laois’ opening game against Offaly saw the new rules implemented and while marks were not overly influential for the blue and white side, Evan O’Carroll’s black card was.Noting the last few minutes of the game, the 39-year-old said: “Obviously, last year that would have been a case of bringing somebody else in but its different this year, down to 14 men with 10 minutes to go in the game hurts you a small bit.“I think it will be a more effective deterrent to the cynical stuff that plagues the game late on.“If you’re down a man, it definitely hurts you a little bit more than just replacing him,” he added.Laois take on Wexford in Enniscorthy this afternoon at 2pm.SEE ALSO – Our selection of 20 of the best left boots in Laois football GAA Previous articleLaois hurling boss hits out at pre-season competitions as 2020 set to startNext articlePlenty of Christmas cheer as Trumera students host Christmas concert Aedín DunneAedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn’t like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise’s bid to 10-in-a-row. last_img read more

JOB VACANCY: CJ Sheeran Ltd have a vacancy for a Supply Chain Analyst

first_img Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: CJ Sheeran Ltd have a vacancy for a Supply Chain… JobsSponsored Pinterest Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 19th August 2020 Twitter TAGSCJ Sheeran Electric Picnic News Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Previous articleWarnings issued as storm ‘worse than Hurricane Charlie’ set to strikeNext articleWATCH: The history of 17th Century Ironworks in Mountmellick LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp JOB VACANCY: CJ Sheeran Ltd have a vacancy for a Supply Chain Analyst RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook CJ Sheeran is Ireland’s largest manufacturer and recycler of timber packaging and pallets, providing a premium quality, sustainable and accredited packaging solution to Ireland and the UK’s diverse network of pallet consumers.We now have an opening for a Supply Chain Analyst to join our busy Logistics Division.Tasks and Responsibilities:The position will be primarily based in our Central Logistics Office in Mountrath, Co Laois. Duties will include:Development and interpretation of Master DataTrend analysis with direct and targeted resolution of downward trendsCustomer specific reporting and portal uploadsDaily, weekly and monthly reporting of key metrics to relevant stakeholders including customersIdentifying, initiating and executing process improvementsActive involvement in implementation of new projectsEffective interface with colleagues to ensure timely reporting and a cohesive approachtowards maximising business performance and efficienciesOther adhoc administrative dutiesSupport to Logistics Division as requiredSkills and Experience:Primary Qualification in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business or Sales related discipline desirableAt least 3 years’ experience in a similar roleVery strong in MS ExcelDisciplined in execution of plans and schedulesStrong commercial awareness of business dynamicsAn excellent team player with strong customer service skillsAbility to work under pressure, multi-task and meet deadlinesProficient in MS Office and experience in Sage Line50 advantageousStrong communication skills, both written and verbalExcellent administrative, organisational and time management skillsCan-do attitudeAn excellent opportunity to join a progressive and dynamic company undergoing exceptional growth with career progression and further education opportunities. CJS are also a leading manufacturer of garden, farm and equine timber products which include premium quality timber gates, fencing, garden furniture, landscape woodmulch and the very popular ComfyBed® Equine Bedding.Salary commensurate with experience.To Apply Please submit your CV FAO Ashleigh Doyle to [email protected] or by post to: CJ Sheeran Limited, Shannon Street, Mountrath, Co. Laois, R32 RRX8.Closing date for applications: COB 28th August 2020SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

N. Korean real estate prices remain stable despite economic downturn

first_imgNorth Korea’s real estate prices have remained stable amid global fears of price falls due to the economic stagnation caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Daily NK has learned. “The cost of apartments hasn’t shifted that much compared to last year,” a Ryanggang Province-based source told Daily NK on Mar. 19. The closure of the Sino-North Korean border and the halt of smuggling across the border has led to an economic downturn, but “real estate prices haven’t been affected,” the source said. “An apartment on the ninth floor in Wiyon District is still going for RMB 30,000 [around USD 4,228], which was what it sold for last year,” he explained, adding, “Many apartments in the province that are located in areas great for managing smuggling operations over the border still cost the same [as last year] despite the border shutdown.”There are people even waiting to purchase apartments in the spring because prices have not budged, Daily NK sources said. “Apartment owners also aren’t reducing their prices despite attempts by some buyers to use the coronavirus situation as a way to purchase apartments at cheaper prices,” another source in the province said. “Apartments in a building located next to the headquarters of the Ryanggang Daily [a local party-run newspaper] are selling for RMB 33,000 [USD 4,650] to RMB 40,000 [USD 5,637],” the source said. “Prices shift depending on how much sunlight they receive,” he explained, adding, “Apartments across the street from the newspaper building are selling at similar prices.”North Korea’s economy is heavily dependent on China, but the country has opted for an uncompromising disease control policy to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The closure of the Sino-North Korean border has seen commodity prices skyrocket and market vendors have seen huge decreases in profits. North Korea does not officially allow anyone to own private property; however, the country does have a functioning real estate market. In fact, the country’s real estate space has been at the forefront of privatization and marketization trends in the country.*Translated by Violet KimPlease direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] in Korean Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSMarket EconomyNorth Korean economyRyanggang Provinceapartmentsreal estatehouse pricesapartment prices SHARE Facebook Twitter News North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55%center_img News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store last_img read more

IFIC announces key appointments

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton CETFA elects new board leader Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Investment Funds Institute of Canada She joins the investment funds industry trade association from TD Wealth, where she was most recently an associate vice president. She has also worked as senior counsel at Royal Bank of Canada and has practiced law at a variety of firms, including Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Donahue, Ernst & Young and McInnes Cooper & Robertson.Carolyn Quick joins IFIC as vice president, public affairs. Most recently, she was vice president, corporate communications and public affairs with TMX Group Ltd.Also readIFIC requests creditor protection for RDSP beneficiaries“Canada’s securities regulators have an active agenda for 2018 that will include proposed rules on targeted reforms and further consultations on measures to address conflicts of interest. They and the industry will also be monitoring the impact of CRM2 and considering expanding disclosure to include the full MER. The additions of Ms. Quick and Ms. Upadhyaya put IFIC on a strong footing to represent both industry and investor interests as these proposals and consultations move forward,” says Paul Bourque, IRIC president and CEO, in a statement. The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) on Wednesday announced two new appointments to its senior management team.Minal Upadhyaya will join IFIC as vice president, policy and general counsel on March 19. PenderFund names new SVP for investments TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Toronto Skyline at dusk, Ontario, Canada vichie81/123RFlast_img read more

Memory Walk and Jog is returning to Illawarra

first_imgMemory Walk and Jog is returning to Illawarra Dementia AustraliaLocals are getting ready for the Illawarra Memory Walk & Jog 2021, which will be held on Sunday 21 February at Stuart Park, North Wollongong.Currently there are an estimated 153,000 living with dementia in New South Wales. With that figure projected to increase to around 345,000 by 2058, events like Memory Walk & Jog play an important role not only in funding support, but also in raising awareness of dementia.Funds raised through the Memory Walk & Jog series help provide invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their carers, families and friends.There are 17 Memory Walk & Jog events planned across Australia in 2021, with each event offering fun for people of all ages and abilities.The course is family-friendly, suitable for all levels of fitness, and there will be prizes for the top fundraisers, as well as raffles, plenty of entertainment, food stalls and special guest appearances from Memory Walk & Jog mascot Al the Elephant.You can choose to take part as an individual or get a team together, as well as selecting whether you walk, jog or run our 2km, 6.5km or 7.5km course.The safety and wellbeing of Memory Walk & Jog participants, volunteers and staff is Dementia Australia’s top priority at these events. The team is constantly monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19, and remains in communication with the relevant federal, state and local authorities.A robust COVID-safe plan has been tailored for each individual event and will be adapted as needed closer to the date of the event.Register for the Illawarra Memory Walk & Jog event now, or find out about the other events planned across Australia at www.memorywalk.com.auDementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you.For support, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is available and the Helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. People looking /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, communication, dementia, Dementia Australia, education, elephant, Government, Illawarra, New South Wales, participants, research, resources, wellbeing, Wollongonglast_img read more

Tamara Vrooman appointed as new Chairperson of Canada Infrastructure Bank

first_imgTamara Vrooman appointed as new Chairperson of Canada Infrastructure Bank From: Infrastructure CanadaToday, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Tamara Vrooman as Chairperson of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, effective January 27, 2021.Since early 2020, the CIB has quickly evolved, in both leadership and mandate such that it is well-placed to leverage private investment and get more critical public infrastructure built – from clean energy, to public transit, to broadband, to trade corridors.Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Tamara Vrooman as Chairperson of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, effective January 27, 2021.“Tamara is an excellent choice for Chair of the Canada Infrastructure Bank. She brings a strong financial and infrastructure background, and important leadership skills to the role. Tamara is the CEO of the Vancouver International Airport, led Canada’s largest community credit union through the 2008 financial crisis, and served as B.C.’s Deputy Minister of Finance where she steered the Ministry’s $36 billion fiscal plan, resulting in three AAA credit rating upgrades. She has the right background and experience, and she knows how to get things done,” said Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.“I’ve had the privilege of working directly with Tamara when she was co-Chair of the 2018 Panel on Climate, advising myself and the Finance Minister. Tamara clearly understands the critical role of infrastructure in building our country, growing our economy, creating jobs and attracting investment and tackling climate change,” added Minister McKenna.Ms. Vrooman is one of Canada’s most respected executives. She brings to the CIB a wealth of experience in forming partnerships with domestic and global institutional investors on revenue-generating projects and engaging with public sector stakeholders.“I’m honoured to be asked by Minister McKenna to serve as Chair of the Canada Infrastructure Bank. We have a vitally important job to do in fostering economic growth in Canada, at an especially critical time, through attracting and leveraging private investment for critical infrastructure projects. I’m also delighted to work with Ehren Cory and the Board of Directors to ensure the CIB fulfills its mandate,” said Ms. Vrooman. “Because of my background in both the public and private sectors, I believe I can be useful in bridging between the two to help the CIB develop and finance public interest projects of national importance.”The Board of Directors is responsible for governance and oversight of the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Ms. Vrooman will work with Ehren Corey, the Bank’s dynamic CEO, who was appointed in October 2020, as the CIB continues to deliver on the three-year, $10-billion Growth Plan. The Growth Plan is focused on investing in projects in five key sectors, including transit, green infrastructure, clean power, broadband and trade and transportation. Ms. Vrooman replaces former CIB Chairperson Michael Sabia, who was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance by the Prime Minister in December 2020.“The Canada Infrastructure Bank has the key elements in place to deliver jobs and growth and nation-building infrastructure for Canadians, at a time when it is critically needed,” said Minister McKenna.“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we welcome the appointment of Tamara as Chair. We look forward to adding her leadership, skills, and impressive track record to our team as we continue making impactful infrastructure investments across the country,” said Stephen Smith, Governance Committee Chair, CIB Board of Directors.Quick factsThe Canada Infrastructure Bank was designed to invest, and seek to attract private and institutional investment in infrastructure projects that will generate revenue and that will be in the public interest. To this end, the CIB engages with private sector partners early in the project planning and design process, advances revenue-based business models, and explores new and innovative approaches to project finance delivery. As part of the Government of Canada’s historic $180-billion Investing in Canada plan, the CIB is helping build high-value, transformative infrastructure for Canadians by attracting investment from private sector and institutional investors. As a Crown corporation, the CIB is governed by an independent Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for making financing decisions, as well as the governance and oversight that will enable the CIB to successfully deliver on its mandate. The CIB is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.Over the next three years, the CIB’s $10-billion Growth Plan will help Canadians get back to work and is expected to create approximately 60,000 jobs across the country. The plan will connect more households and small businesses to high-speed Internet, strengthen Canada’s agriculture sector, and help build a low-carbon economy. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AAA, Agriculture, broadband, Canada, clean energy, climate change, community, financial crisis, Government, infrastructure, Investment, leadership, parliament, Prime Minister, public interest, Small Businesslast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, December 20

first_img TAGSAustraliaCanadaChateau de PommardConstellationDan BergerDelicato Family VineyardsDiageoGondwana WinesMazza VineyardsNapaNewton VineyardOkanagaOregonTexasUC Davis Share Twitter ReddIt Email Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Trending Story:Congress Passes First Wine Excise Tax Reduction in 80 YearsWine Institute applauds today’s Congressional action to enact the first reduction in wine excise taxes in over 80 years and only the second reduction in the nation’s history…Today’s News:Napa’s Delicato Family Vineyards Loses Company LeaderFamily-owned Delicato Family Vineyard of Napa announced Vincent Indelicato, who took over the winery with his brothers from his father and uncle, has died at age 84…Potential Gallo Winery Seen as a Boon by Some Lodi-Area Grape GrowersAlthough some Lodians have expressed concerns about a proposed 65-acre Gallo Winery processing facility, which would be located on East Acampo Road in Acampo, others are more supportive of the project…Premiumization for Higher Grape PricingEvery grapegrower would like to sell their grapes at a higher price. Some factors affecting grape prices are beyond a grower’s control, such as wine market conditions and trends, supply and demand and general economic factors…Lake County Wine Industry to Host International Sauvignon Blanc EventNumber of Drunk-Drivers Declining in U.S., Poll SuggestsOregon’s Newest AVA Attracting DevelopmentTerroir in the New World: Hedonic Estimation of Vineyard Sale Prices in CaliforniaBig Year for Okanagan WineCanada’s Top Court Considers Inter-Provincial Free Trade of AlcoholAnalyzing the Trends from 2017’s Liv-Ex Power 100Lower Volumes for a Very Promising Corsican VintageWeak Pound Fuels English Sparkling Wine Boom40 Disease-Resistant Grapevine Varieties Planted in Trial in AustraliaDan Berger: Trends Expected to Stay a WhileBlogs:Will Consumers Pay More for Sustainably Certified Wine?UC Davis Creates Wine Price Database with Crowdsourcing, Famed CatalogsOrange Is the New White? Unique Amber Wine Creates BuzzIs Now the Best Time for Tax Reductions for Napa Wineries?Picking the Perfect Christmas WinesWineIndustry.Jobs:On Premise Sales RepresentativeTurquoise Life – New York, NY, United StatesTechnical Sales RepresentativeGusmer Enterprises, Inc. – Fresno, CA, United StatesGeneral Manager of Napa Valley WineryNapa Valley Winery – Napa Valley, CA, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Justin King to Lead King Estate SalesAustralia: Hot Winemakers and Cool WinesChâteau de Pommard Welcomes New Assistant WinemakerFast-Tracking Their Wine Industry Careers with Constellation’s Cadet ProgramSommelier Roundtable: Your Wine Resolutions for 2018Supplier News:New Marketing and Patented Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Touches Consumers at Point of Sale and Guarantees AuthenticityYour Business Year-End Health CheckWebcast: 2017 Wine Industry Financial Benchmarking Report OverviewAvoid Costly Mistakes by Managing Your Barrel Inventory Using a Bar Code SystemMore Supplier News …Vineyard & Winery:How Napa Valley’s Newton Doubled Down on Quality CabernetWhat’s Ahead for Mazza? More Development of Its Wines, OperationA Winery in the Texas Hill Country Can Be Yours for Just $6.9 MillionGondwana Wines Is a Majority-Indigenous Owned Winery Creating ChangeDiageo Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Pinterest Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, December 20Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, December 20By Editor – December 20, 2017 26 0 Advertisement Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Previous articleLower Volumes for a Very Promising Corsican VintageNext articleRepublic National Distributing Company Grieves Loss of Industry Trailblazer Jim Smith Editorlast_img read more