Thursday 11 April 2019 11:41 am Share The head of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) today expressed worries about the prospect of Boris Johnson becoming prime minister, saying “there would be deep concern amongst the business community”.Read more: David Davis: Pressure building on May to resign CBI expresses ‘deep concern’ at prospect of Prime Minister Boris Johnson Harry Robertson However, she said the CBI was sympathetic to Labour’s concerns “about inequality, about unfairness, about poor public services, about lack of trust” and said there were “consultations going on now with the shadow front bench about our ideas” for the share proposal.Read more: CBI: Labour nationalisation plans will cause ‘profound harm’ to economyShe said “if we don’t find ways of responding” to public concerns, business risks being “regulated in ways that are actually bad for investment and bad for jobs.” whatsapp “That came as an enormous shock,” Fairbairn said today. “The idea that any Conservative minister would say that, I think was deeply shocking.”“He’s not, I don’t think, talked very much to business,” she said. “We would be saying come and meet our members, come and hear what really matters.”Fairbairn was wary of Labour’s plans for the economy, and confirmed she thought Labour’s proposal to make companies hand over as much as 10 per cent of equity to employees was “stupid”.She said of the policy, which was announced at Labour’s party conference in September: “They hadn’t had any conversations with business at all so it was full of holes.”“For example, domestic companies would have to give up 10 per cent of share capital and foreign-owned subsidiaries wouldn’t.” Fairbairn said this would be a “driver” of the trade deficit. whatsapp Carolyn Fairbairn also struck a fearful tone about Labour’s plans for the economy, telling the party in a talk in Westminster today: “Don’t do something stupid.”Fairbairn, talking at the Institute for Government (IfG) with its head Bronwen Maddox, said “there’d need to be some real bridge-building” should Johnson become PM due to alleged past anti-business comments.Fairbairn’s comments came as the pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to resign ramped up. Last night it emerged that some pro-Brexit Tory MPs had launched a plan to change the party’s constitution so a new no-confidence vote can be held.Former Brexit secretary David Davis said this morning: “The pressure for her to go will go up” following the deal she struck with the EU yesterday to extend Brexit until 31 October.She said of Johnson: “What rings in our ears is his famous expletive.” In June 2018 Johnson was reported to have said “f*** business” when asked by a diplomat about firms’ fears over Brexit. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Tags: Trading Archive
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Monday 16 March 2015 12:09 am whatsapp Tags: NULL US STOCK markets are in the midst of a “patient panic” ahead of Wednesday’s Federal Reserve statement, when many investors expect a change in the Fed’s language that would send the clearest signal yet that a rate hike is coming soon. The S&P 500 has fallen 2.6 per cent since February’s stronger-than-expected jobs report a week ago boosted expectations for an interest rate increase as soon as June. Stocks may fall further if Fed chair Janet Yellen drops a pledge to be “patient” about rate hikes in the Fed’s statement after the upcoming policy meeting. Most economists expect her to erase that word as a precursor to starting rate hikes in June, according to a Reuters Poll. Fed fund futures contracts, however, show futures traders still expect the first increase in September, putting just 19 per cent odds on a June rate hike, compared with a 58 per cent probability for September, according to CME Group FedWatch. With inflation still low, many stock investors are still not ready for a June hike. This may change on Wednesday, said Torsten Slok, of Deutsche Bank Services in New York. “If she does remove ‘patient’ they could get the wake-up call,” said Slok, who sees stocks selling off further in what he calls the “patient panic.”Some strategists see the market’s decline as a short-lived speed bump because the strength of the US economy that would trigger a rate hike will ultimately help drive stocks up.On Friday, the dollar reached its highest point against a basket of major currencies since April 2003. whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Express KCS Share US markets in a panic about Fed rate hike – The week ahead on Wall St Show Comments ▼
Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 21st August 2020 Twitter Local TD calls on Minister for Health to address ‘vacancy crisis’ at Portlaoise Hospital Pinterest WhatsApp Sinn Fein TD for the South Kildare constituency Patricia Ryan has called on the Minister for Health to take ‘immediate action’ to address the vacancy crisis at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise.Following a recent Parliamentary Question by Deputy Ryan, it is now known that there are 20 Staff Midwife vacancies, and these positions have been vacant for periods of between 3 and 12 months.There are a further 30 vacancies in various disciplines. Facebook Patricia said: “I have written to the Minister for Health calling on him to take immediate action to resolve this crisis.“I have expressed my concern at the level of vacancies at Portlaoise Hospital.“I am particularly worried that there are 20 vacancies for staff midwives for periods of between 3 and 12 months.“This must be having a huge effect on their ability to deliver a safe level of care to mothers and their babies.“I have asked the Minister to address this situation immediately. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role SEE ALSO – Laois Gardai: Drug driving and tips for dog owners to avoid thefts TAGSPortlaoise Hospital Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date News “Urgent action is needed if care is not to be compromised or worse, to prevent an error which may be catastrophic for thoseinvolved.“I have also asked the Minister to liaise with me as to how this issue can be swiftly resolved.“We need to look at the reasons why these positions are vacant, and to work swiftly to address these issues.” Facebook Electric Picnic WhatsApp Home News Local TD calls on Minister for Health to address ‘vacancy crisis’ at… News Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Previous articleLaois Gardai: Drug driving and tips for dog owners to avoid theftsNext articleLaois Chamber welcomes the lifting of the lockdown in Laois Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.
World Environment Day 2021 in Ashgabat On World Environment Day, June 5, the British Embassy Ashgabat with the support of Ish Nokady co-working centre and a group of enthusiastic young volunteers organised an interactive awareness raising and knowledge sharing event for youth. The event aimed to inspire youth action and engagement towards protecting the environment and tackling climate change.Youth from different sectors gathered up to discuss major issues of climate change and environment and to call to action for our ecosystems. Speakers shared experiences and individual actions they take in their daily lives to protect the planet. The event also featured interactive dialogues and interesting debates.The event started with an Eco Fair organised by young eco-activists. There were several booths like for example a “Give Away” booth, which offered free donated second-hand items brought by the participants and had a purpose to promote reusing the unnecessary things and to cultivate the environmental friendly culture among young people.In his turn, John Hamilton, Chargé d’Affaires of the British Embassy gave an interactive lecture on the major climate challenges Turkmenistan was facing and how the youth could contribute to tackle them. Mr Hamilton also explained the guest the aims and significance of the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow for the planet while drawing their attention to the main principles of Paris Agreement.Mr Hamilton addressed the enthusiastic young participants:You are our future, and we need your innovative thinking to reverse the climate crisis. Even if you’re just starting out and have a lot to learn, you can still make a significant contribution to reducing climate change and helping protect our environment. You can help stop climate change in their own simple yet purposeful ways.Being young shouldn’t stop you from talking about the issues that are important to you and coming up with ideas to solve them. Don’t be afraid to share your passion for climate action with the people in your life. Connect, build a community! When we work together, we really do have the power to change things for the better, one step at a time.This cheerful event concluded by songs, exchanging contacts with each other and distribution of Climate Change book written by Prince Charles by the representatives of the British Embassy. It was encouraging to see so many brilliant people interested in knowing more about climate change and how they could actively contribute.Our Embassy is committed to continue raising awareness on the importance of facing the climate change challenges, uniting efforts in all areas and the implementation of ambitious and urgent measures to combat global warming, and advocating for positive impact through our work, projects and events, interactions with youth, ordinary citizens, the public and policy makers, media and all like-minded parties in Turkmenistan. /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:agreement, British, climate, climate change, climate crisis, community, culture, environment, global warming, Government, Hamilton, Impact, Paris, participants, Turkmenistan, UK, UK Government, warming, Youth
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 6, 2001 Sommers-Bausch Observatory at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host a special public open house on Friday, Dec. 14, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., to allow visitors to safely view a partial eclipse of the sun using the observatory’s solar telescope. According to Keith Gleason, a coordinator at the observatory, the moon will obscure 15 percent of the diameter of the sun at maximum eclipse, which occurs at 2:40 p.m. local time. “The eclipse will begin at 1:53 p.m. – called ‘first contact’ – when the moon starts to take a bite out of the sun. The eclipse will end at ‘last contact,’ when the moon finishes passing in front of the sun and the disk of our star returns to full view at 3:26 p.m.,” said Gleason. Provided that the sky remains mostly free of clouds, visitors will be able to watch the moon move across the face of the sun during the 90-minute eclipse, and will be able to pick out the outlines of lunar craters seen in profile against the glare of the sun, said Gleason. “Sunspots will be easy to see, and if we’re lucky, visitors may also have the opportunity to observe a solar flare in progress during the event,” he said. Finally, just as the eclipse ends, observers will be treated to a sun setting behind nearby Green Mountain. Gleason warned that it is not safe for eclipse observers to attempt to view even a partial solar eclipse with the naked eye, or through photographic negative film or virtually any other filter. “Binoculars or telescopes that are not specifically designed and outfitted for viewing the sun also can be dangerous,” he said. “Permanent eye damage can easily result from improper viewing techniques.” While there are several safe ways to view an eclipse, including pinhole camera arrangements and eyepiece projection techniques, the observatory encourages viewers to drop by instead during the open house to ensure that they are watching the eclipse in a manner that is safe. The last partial solar eclipse visible from Colorado occurred on Christmas morning 2000, although few people reported seeing it because of cloud cover. The next solar eclipse will happen on June 10th. Sommers-Bausch Observatory is located on the CU-Boulder campus, near the intersection of Regent Drive and Kittridge Loop. For directions and more information about the eclipse, visit the observatory web site at http://lyra.colorado.edu/sbo.
The team began convening this week to engage with stakeholders, review input to date and further develop our planning framework. Our planning horizon includes an aggressive timeline to solicit ideas, rapidly develop prototypes and formulate recommendations for review and feedback in the next month. In support of broad campus engagement from you all, we have updated our coronavirus website with details about the planning process, including a fall planning input form where you can share your ideas for the planning team’s consideration.TimelineTo enable our speedy progress toward a plan for fall 2020 and beyond, we have given the working team a rapid deadline. In order to give our campus the necessary time to prepare for fall implementation, we have asked the working team to share its recommendations with my executive leadership team by mid-May, with an anticipated announcement on the structure of our plan before the beginning of June.Again, I encourage you to submit your input and ideas at the campus coronavirus website, and I look forward to updating you on our planning progress in my Friday message next week.Weekly RecapAs noted in the message from Provost Russell Moore and Interim Chief Operations Officer Patrick O’Rourke shared earlier this week, our campus is experiencing significant financial impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are working to address those impacts in a concerted effort across our campus and the CU system. System President Mark Kennedy and his executive team, as well as myself, Provost Moore and Interim Chief Operating Officer O’Rourke, have taken 10 percent pay reductions through furloughs for senior leaders. Our Athletic Director, Rick George, and our athletics head coaches are doing their part by voluntarily taking pay cuts as well.As we gather more information in the coming weeks about our financial projections for the months ahead, additional financial measures may be necessary—including operating expense reductions, temporary pay reductions for executive administration, furloughs and other actions—to reduce our costs while minimizing the individual impact on employees, who are our most vital resource. Campus units have been charged with reducing discretionary spending now, and considering budget planning scenarios for the next fiscal year.The campus submitted the required certifications to the Department of Education for CARES Act funding, and we are awaiting additional federal guidance and working through internal processes to distribute these funds as soon as possible to students.Thanks to AllThank you for all you are doing as members of our university community during these challenging and historic times. As we enter the final weeks of our spring semester, I miss the ability to see you in person and to engage directly with you in the life and mission of our campus. I also remain grateful and inspired by all you are doing to navigate the pandemic and to stay healthy and productive. Dear CU Boulder faculty, staff and students, I hope this message finds you and yours safe and well. I want to begin with a reminder of our continuing need to maintain social distancing and to stick with our existing remote learning and working model as our leadership team engages in a structured and thoughtful approach for our transition back to campus. For the safety of all, please continue to work and learn remotely until you receive further guidance.As I introduced last week, our campus intends to create an innovative in-person experience this fall that will keep our community safe, ensure access and quality for our students and advance our academic and research mission in the COVID-19 era. To address the many challenges of the pandemic, our plans will focus on the broad needs of our students, faculty and staff—including our most vulnerable populations—empowering individuals to choose from a flexible range of in-person, hybrid and remote opportunities that can meet each person’s unique and changing needs during the fall.Today I am sharing more details on our process to develop this plan, including our guiding principles, areas of effort, working team, timeline and how you can contribute your ideas.Guiding PrinciplesWe are putting our community’s health and safety first. Any plans for our return to in-person campus operations this fall will be data-informed, use the latest science, occur in alignment with public health guidance and include strong mitigation for COVID-19 health risks to keep us safe.As introduced last week, I want to reiterate the guiding principles for our planning effort:We will apply leadership, empathy and care to ensure health, safety and welfare for our students, faculty, staff and community members.We will be innovative to meet our mission and maintain academic integrity, quality and equity in the student and employee experience.We will be resilient together to deliver positive impact and adjust rapidly to changing, imperfect information to maintain our operational and fiscal integrity as circumstances evolve.Key Areas of EffortBased on a large volume of input from our deans, executive leadership, students, faculty and staff, we identified three primary areas of effort to inform our planning for an innovative campus experience in the coming academic year:Academic InstructionOur plan will explore our academic experience to feature the expanded use of blended in-person and remote learning, flexible course delivery models, student cohorts and the possibility of condensed terms.It will identify needs for modified laboratory and studio experiences to safely bring students and faculty together while ensuring academic integrity and respecting disciplinary uniqueness.It will incorporate the rapid ability to support our faculty, instructors, teaching assistants and graduate-student instructors in scaling to broad-based, robust remote teaching and learning.A COVID-Ready Campus ExperienceOur plan will provide for a phased return to research, scholarship and creative work, and flexible campus life and co-curricular experiences for new and returning undergraduate and graduate students.It will be supported by robust public health mitigation and safety measures that reduce the risk of transmission.It will provide modified delivery of a full range of student, faculty and staff support services; innovative approaches to events, athletics, arts and culture and experiential opportunities; diversity, equity and community building efforts; and school spirit and Buff pride.Resource Alignment and PlanningOur plan will enable us to align our human and financial resources in support of investments in the modified operating model we establish.It will provide for additional support of the student and employee experience through investments in protective supplies and sanitation practices, technology, increased financial flexibility and a focus on student, faculty and staff mental health and wellness care and support.Working TeamThis is a big effort and I have appointed a strong team to lead it. The Academic Year 2020-21 Planning Team includes representatives from our university executive leadership team, deans and shared governance leadership. It is co-chaired by Ann Schmiesing, executive vice provost for academic resource management; Dan Jones, associate vice chancellor of integrity, safety and compliance; and Jon Leslie, senior associate vice chancellor of strategic communications. I am especially grateful to our critical services employees who are serving the physical needs of our campus community each day. I want to remind us all to care for ourselves, to continue learning and working remotely, to finish strong and to be kind and respectful of each other as the end of the semester approaches.We are Buffs together, Phil
chloridecoronary risk profilecreatininegeneral health and infectionGlucoseIgEImmunity Check Packageironliver function testpotassiumserumsodiumSRL CareSRL Diagnostics SRL Diagnostics launches Immunity Check Package The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story The package includes tests like liver function test, general health and infection, iron, serum, IgE, glucose, coronary risk profile, creatinine, sodium, potassium, chlorideIn an ongoing endeavour to encourage people to shift their approach towards healthcare from the curative to preventive, SRL Diagnostics, has launched Immunity Check Package, which will enable people to understand and assess their co-existing disease(s) and Immunity to live a healthy and happy life.SRL Diagnostics, under its preventive sub-brand SRL Care, is offering a panel of tests indicating the status of the three key components of the human immunity: Humoral, Cellular and Innate. The package includes tests like liver function test, general health and infection, iron, serum, IgE, glucose, coronary risk profile, creatinine, sodium, potassium and chloride. It is well known that there is no single test that can determine one’s immunity status, and therefore a panel of tests will enable people to understand their immune status and health risk.Sharing details about the Immunity Check Packages, Vikram Ahluwalia, Marketing Director, SRL Diagnostics, said, “SRL Diagnostics has always focussed on educating customers to lead a healthy lifestyle and has been at the fore-front of promoting preventive healthcare. Keeping in mind the current situation, people need to assess their immunity level better. It is a well-known fact that a healthy immune system can reduce the risks of infections or diseases. It is of utmost importance to adopt healthy habits, such as having a balanced diet, exercising and getting enough sleep to build a strong and healthy immune system.”Alongside SRL has also introduced Smart+ Health Report, which provides an overview of one’s health status, explanation of important parameters, and an alert on deviation from normal reference range in an attractive, pictorial and an easy to comprehend language. The added benefit to the Smart + Health report is the diet advice basis one’s test report and consolidated guidance on further management of abnormal test parameters. The SRL Diagnostics app having close to two million+ downloads has been further revamped to ensure seamless service. The app lists all the different tests / packages available, enabling users to make a contactless appointment at a preferred time slot. To start transacting and interacting on WhatsApp, a user simply needs to call on 7036200222. The company will be using WhatsApp for business to share patient reports.Sharing views on the technological advancement by SRL Diagnostics, Ahluwalia, added, “It is important to use technology in terms of improving quality of care and work efficiency at an affordable cost, the COVID-19 pandemic has affirmed our move to be digitally ready. Our online appointment via the app has been useful in reducing patients’ waiting times and hence minimising crowd in the public waiting area, and thus allowing us to safely implement social distancing.” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Comments (0) Related Posts Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By EH News Bureau on July 1, 2020 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article Add Comment
By Derrrick Scott, [email protected] RelatedConsul General is Honorary Carnival Referee for Penn Relays Advertisements RelatedConsul General is Honorary Carnival Referee for Penn Relays FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail WASHINGTON — Jamaica’s Consul General in New York, Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger, has been selected as the Honorary Carnival Referee for the 117th Penn Relay Games in Philadelphia. The Penn Relays will be held from April 28 to 30 at Franklin Field, on the University of Pennsylvania campus, in Philadelphia. Dr. Brown Metzger will join the corps of Penn Relays officials and assist in presenting the awards to the winners, including to those from Jamaica. “The Consul General has aided greatly in strengthening ties between the Relays and the large Jamaican community, both those living in the United States and those in Jamaica,” noted Dave Johnson, Director of Relays. Jamaica has played a major role in the Penn Relays for decades with a continuous showing of world class track and field athletes, from Herb McKinley to Usain Bolt. “This acknowledgement came as a complete surprise and I am honoured to have been selected. It has always been a source of pride for me to see the Penn Relays field light up with black, green and gold over and over again during the games, signalling the prowess of our athletes,” the Consul General told JIS News. RelatedConsul General is Honorary Carnival Referee for Penn Relays Consul General is Honorary Carnival Referee for Penn Relays SportApril 23, 2011
RelatedAudit Committees Urged to Adhere to Governance Framework Government has introduced a transition period for the phasing out of the special scheme of income tax incentives now enjoyed by companies listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).This was disclosed by Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips on Tuesday, October 29, during a statement in the House of Representatives on the Omnibus tax incentive legislation.Dr. Phillips said that in light of the tax reform measures being undertaken, which seek to provide a more competitive tax environment for businesses across the board, arrangements will have to now be made for the gradual phasing of this special scheme for the junior market.“Companies listed on the exchange prior to January 1, 2014 will continue to enjoy their current benefits for the remainder of their unexpired incentive period. Between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016, companies that list on the Junior Market will be entitled to enjoy full relief from income for a period of five years from the date of listing,” the Finance Minister said.He added that to help to ensure proper control of this transitional taxation regime, a mechanism will be developed to allow for the capping of the tax expenditures that will arise from the operation of this special scheme of tax relief.The Omnibus legislation is an important structural benchmark of the four-year Extended Fund Facility agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and seeks to provide a framework for a new regime to govern all tax incentives.Two of the Bills, Fiscal Incentives (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act and the Income Tax Relief (Large Scale Projects and Pioneer Industries) Act 2013, were tabled in the Lower House.The others to be tabled are the Customs Tariff (Revision) (Amendment) Resolution 2013, and the Stamp Duty (Amendment of Schedule) Order 2013. RelatedGov’t to Accelerate Public Sector Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips. RelatedWork of Embassy Praised Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsSpecial scheme of income tax incentives associated with the Junior JSE to be phased out.The transition is being done in light of the tax reform measures being undertaken.This move will provide a more competitive tax environment for businesses across the board. Junior Market Given Transition PeriodJIS 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 Junior Market Given Transition Period Finance & Public ServiceOctober 31, 2013Written by: Latonya Linton