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Reimagining the way we use space could reawaken our deserted high streets

first_imgWorkers utilising under-used daytime spaces in cafes and restaurants to freelance would bring people through the door and lead to a much-needed upswing in refreshments bought during the day – which can be dead hours for many high street restaurants, cafes and bars.This is already happening in some cities, with startups in the US and the UK partnering with restaurants, bars and cafes to upgrade wifi provision, rethink the way space is laid out, and offer apps and online services to connect workers to relevant spaces.By repurposing these spaces, these companies provide an economical solution for all involved, allowing property owners to maximise earning potential by making money in their off-hours, while providing more flexible and cheaper methods for remote working.With more people than ever working remotely, including employees from SMEs and major corporations, many are seeking cost effective flexible working spaces. And latent capacity can be optimised by reworking areas of the high street to encourage footfall.The creation of retail hubs is another way space reprogramming can act to reawaken the high street – through banding groups of shops together to spare space, the store is cheaper to operate. Reimagining the way we use space could reawaken our deserted high streets Sanj Mahal Gatherings of multi-use businesses can be united under one banner and website or positioned as an interactive destination.Collaborating with complementary retailers and brands and ensuring the area can double up for other uses –such as serving as an event or co-working space – adds a community element and ensures consumers are happy to spend more hours there, take advantage of more of the high street’s services, and are likely to spend money.Supermarket sprawl, out-of-town shopping, and the internet have all contributed to the creation of a shopping mono-culture on the high street.By redesigning streets to encourage lingering, instead of being constructed to optimise the passage of cars and people, we can motivate consumers to move more slowly within a space – making it more creative and sociable.Promoting more community uses for space would stimulate people to remain in places for longer. A group of some of the biggest restaurants in the UK have called on the government to tax web giants in order to save the high street. Networking together, collaborating on a work project, uniting to attend a local art or tech project, would create relationships and attract people to a place.As they stay longer, people are consequently more likely to make use of the services around, including shops, restaurants and cafes.Re-imagining high streets as destinations for socialising, culture, work and creativity would reawaken deserted spaces and open the high street up to new uses for a greater variety of people. Since 2008, 11,000 major high street outlets have gone bust, while 1,500 restaurant insolvencies were reported in the UK in 2017, and 15,000 more are under threat.The restaurant sector is wrestling with the concatenating circumstances of tighter consumer spending, business rate hikes, and ecommerce behemoths paying 20 times less tax than UK restaurants expend on competitive locations.With no checks yet in place to prevent big web companies from dominating the retail sector, rethinking the way we use space could be the answer to reviving the ailing high street.With half of the UK’s workforce is projected to be freelance by 2020, remote jobs and flexible working are clearly here to stay.The high street can adapt to this change by encouraging people to use their spaces to hot-desk. 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New foreign investment powers will create ‘considerable uncertainty’

first_imgWednesday 11 November 2020 2:41 pm New foreign investment powers will create ‘considerable uncertainty’ for business This means it is critical that businesses have complete clarity on how the new system will work in order not to dissuade firms from investing in the UK. 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Also Read: New foreign investment powers will create ‘considerable uncertainty’ for business “This is crucial given the openness of the UK economy and the importance of foreign direct investment. With the end of the transition period for Brexit on the horizon, it is important for overseas investors to know the UK remains an open, welcoming and reliable destination for business.” And aviation body ADS chief exec Paul Everitt said that the government would have to strike a balance between protecting vulnerable assets and companies and encouraging new investment. “If the legislation is adopted in its proposed form, detailed guidance on its operation will be required as well as the possibility of early engagement with BEIS”, he warned. Ashurst partner Nigel Parr said it was a “sea change” for the UK’s regulatory regime, which could have unintended consequences: Edward Thicknesse According to financial data firm Refinitiv, UK inbound M&A activity with a foreign acquiror has been worth over $125bn in 2020 year to date and makes up 61% of total M&A volumes. Also Read: New foreign investment powers will create ‘considerable uncertainty’ for business Show Comments ▼ Under the regime, companies can be fined up to 5 per cent of worldwide turnover or £10 million and imprisonment of up to 5 years.  whatsapp Others, however, welcomed the Bill, saying that it would bring a new transparency to the UK’s investment climate. New transparency should be ‘welcomed’ The last time the law was updated was back in 2002’s Enterprise Act. The new regulations bring the UK’s investment environment in line with allies such as the US and Australia, which have both introduced stringent measures in recent years. If not, warned Cornelia Andersson, Head of M&A at Refinitiv, the legislation “could spell costly delays for M&A activity in the UK and may add more pressure to a challenging post-Brexit outlook next year.” Share A new law giving the government the power to block foreign takeovers will create “considerable uncertainty” for businesses, City firms have warned today. The legislation identifies 17 sectors deemed of significance to national security – such as civil nuclear power and telecoms – which are subject to conditions which mean officials must be told of any potential deals. Richard Butterwick, partner at law firm Latham & Watkins, commented: “As a global financial centre, the creation of a screening review that is transparent in its requirements and processes is an important step in promoting continued external investment to the UK.  whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeBigGlobalTravelCelebrities That Are Still Married TodayBigGlobalTravelAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday NewsBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthExplored Planet40 Things People Should Reconsider Wearing On A PlaneExplored Planet “The new regime will cast a very wide net… [which could lead to] a potential reduction in deal certainty and an increase in overall execution risk, at least until the Government’s approach becomes clear and hopefully predictable.” “The Government’s plans must strike an appropriate balance between putting protections in place and continuing to ensure the UK remains an attractive environment for international investment”, he said. Law could see ‘costly delays’ The National Security and Investment Bill, which was published today, has been labelled the “most significant” change to the UK’s investment regime in decades. Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data Jonathon Gunn, Associate at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, said that the fact that the law was focused on national security rather than national interest was key. The new legislation will see investments screened within 30 days, rather than the current case-by-case system, which will speed up the majority of transactions. “In a time of increased regulatory scrutiny of deals across the globe, the transparency this new process brings to transactions with a nexus to the UK is to be welcomed.” David Harrison, competition law expert at international law firm Mayer Brown, said that the new regime was “in line with some of the most far-reaching regimes for the review of foreign investment worldwide”. But many are concerned that the new regime, which increases the scope for officials to scrutinise, intervene in and ultimately void deals deemed of a threat to national security, could make the UK a less attractive destination for business.last_img read more


Uber hires Goldman Sachs to power up its fundraising drive

first_imgUber has hired Goldman Sachs to help it raise funds from some of the bank’s richest clients.It is offering financial products that could raise hundreds of billions of dollars, and help aid Uber’s future international expansion plans, Fortune has said. This is separate to a previous report from Bloomberg, which said Uber was in early talks to raise $1bn to fund growth.The ever-expanding taxi app is already available in 50 countries including the US, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.Goldman Sachs is already an institutional investor in Uber, according to the Financial Times.If the company opted to float, it’s likely the investment bank would vie for a leading role. However, at present, it has no confirmed plans to do so.To date, Uber has raised funds from, among others, Fidelity Investments, Google Ventures and BlackRock.The ride-sharing service, which is headquartered in San Francisco, has courted controversy since coming to London around two years ago.London’s  Licensed Taxi Drivers Association organised thousands of cabbies to stage a protest against the company, bringing London’s streets to a standstill in June.They were joined by cab drivers from all over Europe who were unsatisfied with Uber’s regulatory status. Monday 1 December 2014 3:39 pm Uber hires Goldman Sachs to power up its fundraising drive Tags: Goldman Sachs Uber Jessica Morris center_img whatsapp Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more


People / U-Freight restructures Dutch team and opens e-commerce warehouse

first_img“Robert’s promotion comes at an exciting time for U–Freight in the Netherlands. We have opened a new warehouse for the company’s growing e-commerce logistics operations, in addition to our existing on-airport facility.”The new e-commerce fulfilment centre adds 684 sq metres of space plus 124 sq m of offices to U–Freight’s Holland’s portfolio. Mr Scheij said it would “enable U-Freight to expand added value activities, such as pick and pack for e-commerce, including shoes imported from the Far East.”Mr Rens added: “E-commerce from the Far East and South-east Asia is booming, so we need the extra space.”Alongside the Amsterdam office, which caters for airfreight, U–Freight Holland has a long-standing relationship with Independent Freight Service in Rotterdam, which operates under the U-Ocean branding, allowing U-Freight in the Netherlands to offer a complete portfolio of multimodal services. The U–Freight Group has restructured the management team at its headquarters in Amsterdam.Robert Rens (pictured) has been promoted from operations manager to operations director and will take responsibility for work undertaken by current MD in the Netherlands, Cas Scheij, who has reached official retirement age. He will remain in post on a part-time basis.Mr Rens, 44, has been with U–Freight Holland for almost 25 years after starting in an administration role, and rose through the ranks, eventually becoming export supervisor before becoming operations manager.Mr Scheij said: “Robert is an excellent choice. There really is no one who knows U–Freight Holland’s role in our customers’ supply chains as well as he does and I am sure he will be an excellent asset for the management team here in Schiphol. By Alex Lennane 25/01/2021last_img read more


Flagship startup Laronde hopes to use ‘endless RNA’ to produce new treatments

first_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Anissa Gardizy — Boston Globe @anissagardizy8 About the Author Reprints Flagship startup Laronde hopes to use ‘endless RNA’ to produce new treatments What’s included? Tags biotechnologySTAT+ GET STARTED What is it? By Anissa Gardizy — Boston Globe May 10, 2021 Reprints Flagship CEO and founder Noubar Afeyan Lane Turner/The Boston Globe In 2017, scientists at Flagship Pioneering were exploring different kinds of ribonucleic acid, or RNA, focusing on an unusual form of the molecule that had a circular shape, rather than a linear strand with two ends.“When I saw that, I got excited,” said Avak Kahvejian, a general partner at the Cambridge venture capital firm. “I thought it was a way the cell was making really robust, stable RNAs, which are usually very unstable.” Log In | Learn More Biotech STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] last_img read more


IMF Launches Climate Change Indicators Dashboard

first_imgIMF Launches Climate Change Indicators Dashboard Washington, DC The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today launched a newClimate Change Indicators Dashboard—an international statistical initiative to address the growing need for data in macroeconomic and financial policy analysis to facilitate climate change mitigation and adaptation.The Dashboard is a single platform that brings together experimental climate change indicators that allows comparison across countries. The indicators have been developed in cooperation with international organizations and other agencies including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Bank Group (WBG), the United Nations (UN), the European Commission, the European Statistical Office (Eurostat), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).The indicators presented are the result of estimates from IMF staff and other publicly available data sources.The selection and development of the experimental indicators are driven by the IMF’s need for member countries surveillance, monitoring, policy making, and research. The Dashboard covers greenhouse gas emissions from economic activity, trade in environmental goods, green finance, government policies, and physical and transition risks.“To develop the right measures to tackle climate change, governments need robust and comparable data. The new IMF Dashboard will help fill data gaps, so policymakers can undertake the macroeconomic and financial analysis that underpins effective policies,” IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said.The indicators are grouped into 4 categories:Economic Activity and Climate;Cross-Border;Financial, Physical and Transition Risks; andGovernment Policy indicators. The four categories broadly reflect four dimensions: production, consumption and final demand, financing, and government policies. Additional indicators, country coverage and granularity are planned to be added over time. /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:Agriculture, climate, climate change, Commission, director, Europe, european, finance, Government, greenhouse gas emissions, IMF, production, research, surveillance, United Nations, World Banklast_img read more


Ford wraps the race GT in new Le Mans liveries for its final season

first_img Four years ago, Ford roared back to Le Mans with its factory GT program, intent on marking the golden anniversary of sending Ferrari to bed without their supper.They did so in fine style, winning the 2016 event and standing on the podium where so many greats have stood before.Ford will close another great chapter at Le Mans for the factory team, choosing to bow out of the race after the 2019 soirée. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The factory Ford Le Mans GT team for the 2019 season  Ford Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Each of the four factory Ford GTs will bear a livery that celebrates the success of the manufacturer at Le Mans, both in the present day and during the 1960s when they kicked Ferrari around like an unloved rag doll.The #66 Ford GT raced by Mücke, Pla and Johnson has a black livery that echoes the Ford GT40 of Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon, the one that won Le Mans in 1966.The Ford GT40 piloted by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt to victory at Le Mans in ‘67 is evoked in the #67 livery, a whip which will be handled by the trio of Priaulx, Tincknell and Bomarito.Marking more recent history is the #68 car, racing in the same colours as when it won Le Mans in 2016. At the wheel this year are Müller, Hand and Bourdais.With all this success, why not add a fourth car? The #69 Ford GT of Dixon, Briscoe and Westbrook takes its design cues from the Ford GT40 that came second to the black car during Ford’s 1-2-3 finish in 1966.An outfit called Keating Motorsports is fielding what’s referred to as a “customer team” this year as well. It’ll bear #85 and race in the GTE Am class. It’ll use the same livery design as the four factory Fords but in the colours of its title sponsor, Wynn’s. RELATED TAGSFordGTNews2019FordLe Manscenter_img Trending in Canada See More Videos advertisement The Ford GTs will be on track in their new celebration liveries this Sunday (June 2nd) for the official Le Mans Test. Fans will be able to follow the 24-hour race on June 15 to 16 from inside the cockpit of the factory Ford GTs via livestream. To mark the occasion, Ford has revealed a special series of “Celebration Liveries” for the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs ahead of the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours.  Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ford Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ford Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ford Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ford Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ford PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more


Mitchell Beazley Announces the 8th Edition of The World Atlas of…

first_imgPinterest TAGSConsumerHugh JohnsonJancis Robinson Twitter AdvertisementPublishing October, 2019Mitchell Beazley (an imprint of the Octopus Publishing Group) is delighted to announce the publication of the eagerly awaited eighth edition of the World Atlas of Wine, a major new edition of the landmark wine book that has now sold over 4.7 million copies worldwide.Since the publication of the first edition in 1971, The World Atlas of Wine has been widely recognized as the essential and most authoritative wine reference work available. This eighth edition will bring readers, both old and new, up to date with the world of wine.Here is a short video by Hugh and Jancis explaining updates to the new edition: a little sneak peek: World Atlas of WineTo reflect all the changes in the global wine scene over the past six years, the Atlas has grown in size to 416 pages and 22 new maps have been added to the wealth of superb cartography in the book, along with beautiful photography throughout. The text has been given a complete overhaul to address the topics of most vital interest to today’s wine-growers and drinkers.Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson have once again joined forces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without. They will be Stateside (Washington DC, NYC, SF) in October/November to celebrate the publication.Hugh Johnson is the world’s pre-eminent writer on wine. First published in 1977, his Pocket Wine Book sells hundreds of thousands of copies a year. His winning formula of insight, critical appraisal of the world of wine, plus valuable vintage news and wine recommendations has been often-imitated but never bettered. With the publication of his first book, Wine, Johnson established himself at the age of twenty-seven as the most refreshing and authoritative voice on the subject. During the past five decades he has written books that have become landmarks on the subject, including his classic The World Atlas of Wine, co-authored with Jancis Robinson, his Wine Companion, first published in 2003, The Story of Wine and Hugh Johnson on Wine.Jancis Robinson is described by Decanter magazine as “the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world”. Jancis writes daily for her website, (awarded the first ever Wine Website of the Year accolade in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2010), weekly for the Financial Times, and bimonthly for a column that is syndicated around the world. But many know her best for her hugely admired reference books; in addition to co-authoring The World Atlas of Wine, she is editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine and co-author of Wine Grapes. Jancis was the first person outside the wine trade to qualify as a Master of Wine, in 1984. She was awarded an OBE in 2003 by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises.Jancis and Hugh commented, “This update must be the most substantial ever since a) the wine world is changing (and expanding) so much and b) it has dominated our lives since January 2018 and it’s not over yet.”The World Atlas of Wine 8th Edition will be published by Mitchell Beazley in October 2019 at $65, Hardcover. Advertisement Share Home Industry News Releases Mitchell Beazley Announces the 8th Edition of The World Atlas of Wine…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessMitchell Beazley Announces the 8th Edition of The World Atlas of Wine from World-Renowned Wine Writers and Bestselling Authors Hugh Johnson & Jancis RobinsonBy Press Release – April 29, 2019 766 0 Previous articleD’USSÉ® Appoints Sullivan Doh as First Global Brand AmbassadorNext articleEven More Virtuous: Four Virtues Expands Line Press Release Facebook Email ReddIt Linkedinlast_img read more


€23 million announced for three new cross-border greenway projects

first_img Pinterest By admin – December 9, 2016 The European Union has announced an investment of €23 million for three new cross-border greenway projects.The EU’s INTERREG VA Programme has been invested for North West Greenways Network, Carlingford Lough Greenway and Ulster Canal Greenway.Locally, €14.86m of the funding has been offered to the ‘North West Greenways Network’ that will create a network of 46.5 km of new greenways through three routes connecting: Derry via Pennyburn to Buncrana; Muff Village to Derry via Culmore; and Strabane to Lifford via Lifford Bridge.The aim of the INTERREG Programme is to open sustainable travel routes for both cyclists and pedestrians, increasing cross-border journeys made by cycling or walking by up to 10% across the region by 2023. WhatsApp Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Pinterest Facebook Google+ 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Previous articleChristmas vigil tomorrow for Mary BoyleNext articleKFO warns of job losses in Donegal if fishing quotas not considered admin Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn €23 million announced for three new cross-border greenway projects Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Google+ Twitter Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more


Nurses concerned for health and safety of patients at Letterkenny University Hospital

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Nurses concerned for health and safety of patients at Letterkenny University Hospital Facebook Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter The INMO has given more details of the overcrowding crisis at Letterkenny University Hospital which saw 46 sick people without a bed making it the most overcrowded in Ireland.The organisation has called for action saying people were waiting for beds in an unsafe and unsatisfactory environment.The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says the bed capacity problem at Letterkenny University Hospital continues to worsen with the escalation policy partially invoked almost continually over the past six weeks in order to deal with increasing bed demand.It says elective work continues at the hospital despite the increased attendances at the Emergency Department stating this policy is for use in exceptional circumstances as opposed to everyday use.The organisation says that nursing staff are seriously concerned regarding the health and safety of patients and this cannot continue.They says nurses are fearful that patients are being put at risk on a daily basis while they strive to deliver basic care while there are wards in the hospital with insufficient nurses to deliver basic nursing care.The INMO says this situation is now causing untold human suffering for patients with nurses regularly taken from an already short staffed ward to cover in other areas.The INMO wants the HSE to implement its own escalation policy in response to this crisis situation; the immediate cancellation, for a number of days, of planned elective admissions/procedures and an independent review of the existing practices/processes at the hospital DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – May 31, 2017 Twitter Google+ Facebook Previous articleBig day at the Aviva for Donegal SchoolsNext articleLeo Varadkar seemingly contradicts Minister Joe McHugh’s timeline on benefits review News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+last_img read more