Sunday 22 September 2019 12:26 pm Over the past year it has been forced to press pause on a number of transport upgrades, including the Bakerloo line extension and station upgrades at Camden and Holborn, while the Northern line extension to Battersea has been delayed by a year. “New signalling would unlock capacity needed on the line, allowing us to provide more frequent and reliable services to the UK’s busiest airport and through central London, boosting homes and jobs. TfL is currently struggling with a £500m deficit, a reduction in fare income, the removal of the government’s £700m operational grant and Sadiq Khan’s fares freeze. Treasury rebuffed TfL bid for Piccadilly line funds in spending round In a letter to Javid before the spending round, TfL boss Mike Brown said: “I hope we can discuss how we might work together to reach a position where we can confirm the contract for the signalling upgrade on the Piccadilly line. TfL is said to be disgruntled at the lack of funds it received from the Treasury in the recent one-year spending round announced by chancellor Sajid Javid earlier this month. Last week Brown told City A.M that that he had received “no certainty beyond next year” from the Department for Transport (DfT) or the Treasury as to how the travel body would be funded, and that this was preventing him from signing crucial business contracts. However, it is understood that TfL came away with £6m that will go towards Crossrail 2, the proposed rail link in south east England. A TfL spokesperson said: “We are still in discussion with the government about the delivery of the Piccadilly line signalling upgrade. “We will continue to work with government to make the case for long term investment in London, including this vital signalling renewal, as part of the more comprehensive multi-year spending review next year.” “As part of the recent one-year government spending round, we made the case to the Treasury for the opportunity to discuss securing investment to progress the deep Tube upgrades – starting with the Piccadilly line signalling. While there was no explicit reference to this in the chancellor’s statement, we have had recent discussions with the secretary of state for transport about this. Alexandra Rogers whatsapp A Treasury spokesperson declined to comment. whatsapp Main image credit: Getty “We have already let a contract for 94 new trains – which has stimulated a new factory being built in Goole in Yorkshire. With further certainty on funding to complete the Tube upgrades, we could build up to two trains a month at this factory for the next three decades from 2023, securing 2,000 jobs.” A source said TfL had pushed for the investment because it argued that the Piccadilly line was regarded as a “national asset” because of its links to Heathrow airport. Read more: TfL delays investment to ‘future years’ as debt climbs to £11bn Read more: Mike Brown hits out at ‘bonkers’ TfL borrowing limits “I’m not asking for special treatment for London compared to other cities in the country or other regions in the country; I’m just asking for equal treatment,” Brown said at the time. Transport for London (TfL) asked the government for funds for the Piccadilly line signalling upgrade in the recent spending round but was left empty-handed, City A.M. understands. Share TfL is currently funded through a variety of sources, including a capital grant which is financed from a proportion of local business rates and which it receives through the Greater London Authority. However, the spending review announced by Javid only covered the years 2020/21. The Piccadilly line signalling upgrade is one of TfL’s major projects that was shelved when the extent of the organisation’s financial troubles became clear at the end of last year. The cost of the upgrade is £2.45bn. The Piccadilly line signalling upgrade is one of TfL’s major projects by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factorybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical Mattersautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAmoMediaMan Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Her Revenge Is BrilliantAmoMediaYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLama
whatsapp Tags: The Co-operative Group Monday 27 October 2014 6:39 am Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comYahoo! SearchResearch Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! SearchThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar Programinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads Show Comments ▼ The Co-operative Bank has confirmed Dennis Holt as chairman of the board, a month after he stepped in on an interim basis. Holt joined the troubled bank as a senior independent director in February of this year, and was promoted when Richard Pym stood down to join Allied Irish Banks at the start of October. Holt has 43 years of experience in banking and insurance, including being an executive director of Lloyds TSB, where he was responsible for the retail division of the bank.Other roles include deputy chairman of the Bank of Ireland, chairman of the Bank of Ireland UK and chairman of Liverpool Victoria. He is currently non-executive chairman of Beazley. Co-op Bank chief executive Niall Booker said Holt’s work in the nine months as a director had been “invaluable”, saying the bank would benefit from “his experience, counsel and existing institutional knowledge as we continue the work required to turn the bank around”. Booker added: “His involvement in a wide range of challenging market environments will serve the bank well as we continue to restore trust in our brand and focus on building a credible, efficient and differentiated alternative for customers.” Holt said: “Considerable progress has been made over the last 12 months and we are clear on what remains to be done. “I look forward to the challenge of completing this work and supporting Niall and his team as we build on our heritage of offering banking services rooted in strong ethics and values to individuals and small businesses.” Catherine Neilan whatsapp Co-op Bank appoints Dennis Holt as chairman
Thursday 22 January 2015 1:26 pm More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Martin Odegaard: Is Madrid’s £2.5m 16-year-old a future legend or the next Freddy Adu? whatsapp With one or two exceptions aside, Real Madrid are most commonly known for buying superstars rather than making them. Yet the European champions made headlines today not through the purchase of another household name for another record-breaking fee, but instead with the signing of 16-year-old Martin Odegaard for £2.5m. The Norwegian prodigy’s talent has persuaded Madrid to hand him a contract worth £4.2m per year making him the highest-paid 16-year-old in football history. The teen sensation has already played a full season in the Norwegian league, represented his country at international level and inspired countless YouTube highlights compilations. The next Ronaldo? You can be forgiven for being skeptical. The football world is full of cautionary tales of hyped-up youngsters whose talent has gone to waste. Fredy Adu is perhaps the most prominent example. The American made his professional debut at 14, played for the US men’s national team at 16, and moved to Benfica at 17. Now 25, he plays for FK Jagodina in the Serbian SuperLiga. Odegaard shows off while playing for Stromsgodet. (Source: YouTube) Despite all the hype, Odegaard’s transfer fee is only the eighth highest for 16-year-old. Such notable names as Jermaine Pennant, Fran Merida and Slobodan Rajkovic traded hands for a higher price at the same age. In fact, a look at the 16-year-olds who have been purchased for seven figure sums reveals a number of forgotten talents and gambles backfired. Ignoring all those still aged 19 years or younger, just six of 23 players who moved for £1m or more aged 16 ended up playing more than 50 games for their club. The aforementioned Rajkovic became the most expensive 16-year-old ever when Chelsea bought him for £4.58m. He was eventually sold at a £2.82m loss having failed to make a single appearance. The boy’s a bit special, but will he make the cut at Madrid? (Source: YouTube) In fact, the median number of appearances a £1m 16-year-old makes for the club joined is just 3.5, with most clubs making a loss on their speculative signings. Buying young clearly carries risk, although there have been some notable success stories. Theo Walcott, the most expensive 16-year-old ever, has made 286 appearances for Arsenal and is still a key player. The Gunners also made £44.7m and £9.68m off Cesc Fabregas and Carlos Vela respectively, while Bayern Munich got 202 appearances out of Toni Kroos before selling him on for a profit of £24.8m Yet as the richest club in the world, Madrid hardly need to worry about making a loss on a player purchased for just £2.5m. And for Odegaard who today said “if Ancelotti wants to use me for the team, I will be really happy”, that may just be a bit concern. Explore the full list of football’s most-expensive 16-year-olds and how they’ve fared in the table below.|Create infographics whatsapp Joe Hall Share
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National living wage will hit hiring at small firms – Federation of Small Businesses Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Caitlin Morrison whatsapp Tuesday 6 October 2015 11:37 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRelated ArticlesTop 10 Date Night In Movies & Films Of All Time10 Amazing RVs You Won’t Want To MissSHOCKING: 10 Factors Increasing Prostate Cancer Risk Small firms expect to slow their hiring and raise prices as the newly announced national living wage is introduced. A negative impact on business is expected by 38 per cent of small employers, according to survey data released today by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Half of firms said they would lift prices and 52 per cent said they would put of taking on new recruits. The national living wage will start at £7.20 for over-25s in April and rise to £9 by 2020. Read more: National living wage will hit convenience stores Firms in the wholesale and retail sector and those in accommodation and food services were most likely to say the national living wage will have a negative impact. The FSB estimates that for a small retail business with six full time staff aged 25 or over and earning the current adult minimum wage, the national living wage will cost an extra £5,900 a year from April 2016. “Over half of our members already pay their staff above the voluntary living wage, but those that don’t are often operating in highly competitive sectors with very tight margins,” said John Allan, FSB national chairman. “In many of these industries, the only sustainable way to deliver real long term wage growth is to improve productivity. Without improved productivity there is a real risk that higher enforced statutory wages will lead to fewer jobs being created, fewer hours for existing staff and, unfortunately in some cases, to job losses.”
State measures to slash drug prices face big hurdles A pair of consumer groups has asked the NIH to override the patent on a prostate cancer drug, arguing the medicine is much more expensive in the US than elsewhere. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Related: Related: PharmalotTaxpayer money helped create this cancer drug. Should we be able to force the price down? NIH asked to fight price gouging by overriding drug patents The plea was issued just three days after 50 congressional lawmakers wrote the Obama administration to demand the NIH develop guidelines that would require drug makers to license patents to others in a bid to end “price gouging.” That letter was written by the Affordable Drug Pricing Task Force, which was formed by members of Congress in response to controversy over the price of prescription medicines.They argued the NIH has the ability to issue so-called march-in rights, which refer to overriding a patent. Under federal law, the lawmakers wrote, this allows an agency that funds private research to require a drug maker to license its patent to another party in order to “alleviate health and safety needs which are not being reasonably satisfied” or when the benefits of a drug are not available on “reasonable terms.”As we noted previously, the lawmakers wrote that march-in rights should only be used when “wrongdoing occurs” and that “innovation should not be threatened.” But by issuing guidelines, the lawmakers also contend that the NIH would help drug makers make “better-informed pricing decisions.” Tags drug pricesNIHpatents Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. “In our opinion, it is unreasonable, and indeed outrageous, that prices are higher in the US than in foreign countries for a drug invented at UCLA using federal government grants,” they write in their letter. “As a direct result of the high price charged by Astellas, US insurance companies and other third-party payers have predictably restricted access to Xtandi.” The key patent, by the way, expires in 2027, according to the advocacy groups.Compared with the wholesale price in the US, where a 40-milligram capsule costs $88.48, Xtandi costs $23.46 in Australia, $20.12 in Canada, and $32.43 in Norway. Medicare, by the way, pays $69.41, according to the advocacy groups. Astellas reported that Xtandi net sales were $313 million through the first nine months of 2015, up 73 percent year over year, according to a filing made by Medivation with the Securities and Exchange Commission.advertisement The advocacy groups also cite federal law to maintain that the NIH could authorize generic production of Xtandi, and that such a move would ensure the price drops sufficiently to widen access for patients. But the failure of the NIH to do so has meant that “Astellas is exploiting the weak response of the US to excessive pricing of drugs,” according to their letter.“In this case, all the federal government has to say is that the monopoly will end, if the prices are excessive, and specifically in this case, if the US is paying more than everyone else,” said Jamie Love of Knowledge Ecology International, which focuses on access to medicines, in a statement. “If US residents continue to pay more than everyone else, it is because the federal government wants that outcome, and will do nothing to change it.”But whether the NIH will take this step is uncertain, at best. In 2013, the agency denied a similar petition from advocacy groups, including Knowledge Ecology International, which complained that the price of an AIDS medicine developed with federal funding was out of reach for most patients. At the time, the agency argued that overriding a patent is an “extraordinary remedy.”We asked the NIH for comment and will update you accordingly.As for Astellas, a spokesman wrote us that the company “believes that the price of medicines should reflect the innovation and patient benefit provided, while we also acknowledge that medicines should be accessible to the patients who need them.” He continued that a “significant investment” and “significant risk” was taken to bring the drug to market. The drug maker, he added, remains “committed to working collaboratively” to find ways to encourage innovation and ensure access. @Pharmalot In the latest twist in the battle over prescription drug pricing, a pair of consumer groups has asked the Obama administration to override the patent on a prostate cancer drug, arguing the medicine is much more expensive in the United States than elsewhere. And they maintain that the National Institutes of Health should take this step to help US patients because federally funded research was used to create the drug.At issue is the cost of Xtandi, which is sold by Astellas Pharma and has an average wholesale price in the US of more than $129,000, about two to four times more than what other high-income countries are paying, according to the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment and Knowledge Ecology International. They sent their letter to the NIH, as well as to the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Defense.In their view, the Xtandi patent should be overridden because Xtandi was developed at the University of California, Los Angeles, with help from taxpayer dollars — specifically, NIH and Department of Defense grants. They note that one of the chief inventors of the drug was a UCLA professor and the university later licensed the drug to Medivation, a biotech that eventually struck a marketing deal with Astellas.advertisement Ed Silverman [email protected] About the Author Reprints By Ed Silverman Jan. 14, 2016 Reprints
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Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 21, 2014 By Eileen Sherman, CUSG, Director of City and Neighborhood Relations Susan Stafford, Director, Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood RelationsAs we kick off the school year, let’s take a moment to recognize our place in the city of Boulder community. With many of us living in neighborhoods, amongst families and individual residents, we have the responsibility to take care of the community we live in and respect the people around us. Here are a few ways we can be good neighbors to our fellow classmates and Boulder residents: Smile! Boulder is the number one college town in the U.S. Get to know your neighbors, make a connection, and give them your phone number. Be safe. Always keep your doors and windows locked. Keep the community safe by leaving your porch light on at night. Keep the community looking vibrant! If you see litter or trash in your yard or in the street, please pick it up. Be aware of the city of Boulder bear ordinance going into full effect Oct. 1. For more info, check out the city of Boulder website. Keep noise levels down at all hours of the day; there are laws about this. When hosting a party off-campus, consider Party Registration: Unlike a nuisance party ticket, registering your party is free. If you receive a noise complaint about your house, police dispatch will call and give you a warning. You will have 20 minutes to shut the party down, avoiding the police and a ticket.Let’s be conscious of where we live, who we live next to, and how we can make the city of Boulder a better, cleaner and safer place.
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Advertisements RelatedPolice to go after Criminals in St. James Police to go after Criminals in St. James National SecurityMay 11, 2010 RelatedPolice to go after Criminals in St. James RelatedPolice to go after Criminals in St. James FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington, has said that the St. James police will be relentless in going after the criminals, which continue to wreak havoc in the parish.He said that measures are being put in place to contain the violence including “security and stability operations in the troubled communities.”“We are going after the criminals; we have a plan of action working with. We have caught up with some of them already while some are on the run, but what I can assure Montegonians of is that they are not going to have to put up with these criminals for much longer, because we are going to be relentless in our pursuit to get them,” the Police Commissioner stated.He was speaking to journalists last week, following a meeting with Montego Bay businessmen and other stakeholders in the parish, which included Minister of National Security Minister, Hon. Dwight Nelson. The closed door meeting was to discuss the increasing crime situation in the parish and Montego Bay in particular.The Commissioner identified the illegal acquisition of money as the root cause of most of the crime in the parish, noting that whenever there is conflict between those involved, they always resort to violence to solve their problems.“They cannot come and report it to the police out of fear of self-incrimination, so what they do is resort to self-help, and self-help for them is violence,” he pointed out.He said that most of the murders that take place under these conditions are being done by persons who know each other, and know about each other.The Commissioner issued an appeal for residents to tell what they know about such activity and to talk to their friends and relatives about the risks of getting involved in criminal activity.“As long as there is one individual in any household involved in crime they are exposing the entire household to risks. Crime does not pay,” he stated.