Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme – financial assistance to aviation industry I am tabling this statement for the benefit of hon. members to bring to their attention spend under the Industrial Development Act 1982 (“the act”).On 24 November (2020) the government announced the introduction of the Airport and Ground Operators Support Scheme (“the scheme”) with the intention of supporting airports and ground handlers who have experienced the impact of COVID-19 on their business whilst maintaining high levels of fixed costs during the 2020/21 financial year. The aim was to open the scheme in January (2021) and ensure grant payments were made to eligible businesses by the end of the financial year. Grant payments would be made using powers in sections 7 and 8 of the act.Section 8(8) of the act states that financial assistance for any one project shall not exceed £30 million, except so far as such excess has been authorised by a resolution of the House of Commons. The need to act and ensure that support was provided promptly meant that the government were previously unable to seek such authorisation from the House of Commons.Section 8(9) of the act provides that the Secretary of State shall lay a statement concerning the financial assistance before each House of Parliament if they are satisfied that the payment or undertaking to pay financial assistance in excess of £30 million was urgently needed and it would have been impracticable to obtain the approval of the Commons House of Parliament by way of a resolution.The need to provide urgent support to airports and ground handlers who play a vital role in the infrastructure of the country made it impracticable to seek authorisation by way of a resolution, for payments under the scheme in excess of £30 million and I am therefore tabling this statement. The details of the spend on the scheme, which opened for applications at the end of January, are:Total of scheme grantsCommercial airportsGround handling operators£86,925,171.00£65,075,462.00£21,849,709The government remains committed to supporting the sector and has recently announced that the scheme will be renewed for the first 6 months of the financial year 2021/22. Consent for the use of powers in sections 7 and 8 of the act for the renewed scheme will be sought separately. /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:airport, Aviation, business, covid-19, Government, house, Impact, industrial, infrastructure, parliament, project, resolution, Secretary, secretary of state, UK, UK Government
Share Pinterest TAGSMaritime-CaliforniaThiénot Bordeaux-Champagnes ReddIt Linkedin Previous articleIntegrated Beverage Group Appoints Andrew Smith Chief Sales OfficerNext articleLeading Wine Auction House Acker Partners with CellArt Press Release Twitter AdvertisementOctober 8, 2019, San Francisco, CA – California wholesale distributor, Maritime – California, is delighted to announce their selection as the distributor of French and Chilean wines from highly-regarded Thiénot Bordeaux-Champagnes. Founded in 1985, Thiénot combines the very best of viticulture and tradition from the iconic wine regions of Bordeaux and Champagne and has evolved to become a significant influence in the international marketplace.Starting in October, Maritime’s customers will have exclusive access to the following:Champagnes from the venerable house of Canard-Duchêne in Montagne de Reims.Wines from Dourthe who has provided a benchmark in Bordeaux winemaking since 1840.Viña Arboleda, single-vineyard wines of world-class quality from Chile’s Aconcagua Valley by iconic vintner, Eduardo Chadwick.Seña, Eduardo Chadwick’s allocated and consistently highly-lauded Bordeaux Blend from Chile; initially a joint venture with Robert Mondavi.Seth Fagelman, President and Co-CEO of Serendipity Wines, the parent company of Maritime-California says, “We are delighted to begin our partnership with Thiénot in California. Thiénot’s brands and reputation fit well with our company values and complements our portfolio. Our California team is excited to represent such a well-respected and high-quality producer and rapidly grow their brands.” Seth continues, “We’re are significantly expanding our sales force and expect Thiénot to be a terrific draw!”With the addition of the Thiénot selections, Maritime-California now represents 80 wine and spirits producers from 10 countries that furthers their mission of celebrating curiosity, ambition and achievement in all corners of the world and bringing us closer together with delivery to tables in California.About Maritime-CaliforniaMaritime – California is the wholesale division of Texas-based Serendipity Wines, whose vision is to build a business that allows their customers, suppliers and to explore cultures, share stories and better connect through a thoughtfully curated portfolio of wines and spirits. Learn more at Serendipity Wines.About Thiénot Bordeaux-ChampagnesFrom the Montagne de Reims to the hills of San Francisco, from the Medoc to Ginza, Thiénot Bordeaux-Champagnes is a gateway to different cultures and world markets.Constantly abreast of the latest market trends, yet mindful of each company’s individual identity, its distribution is quality focused and selective. A key player on the domestic market in France, the company benefits from a dedicated distribution network, comprising three sales divisions. Represented in more than 90 countries through its various export subsidiaries and distributors, Thiénot Bordeaux-Champagnes has its own team of international sales specialists.Advertisement Facebook Home Industry News Releases Thiénot Bordeaux-Champagnes Taps Maritime – California as California DistributorIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessThiénot Bordeaux-Champagnes Taps Maritime – California as California DistributorBy Press Release – October 8, 2019 145 0 Email
HOYLAKE, England – Both performances were brilliant, by any measure, but after that broad stroke the comparisons wear thin rather quickly. Where Tiger Woods picked apart a parched layout at the 2006 Hoylake Open playing small ball, Rory McIlroy blasted over, through and around whatever defenses Royal Liverpool could muster. Where Tiger dissected Hoylake with a surgeon’s touch eight years ago on his way to his last claret jug, Rory bludgeoned the links, if not the field, into submission to claim his first Open triumph. It was all the byproduct of a different course and two dramatically different players. Like he did at 2011 U.S. Open and PGA Championship a year later, McIlroy added to his major legacy. The 25-year-old now stands one green jacket away from the career Grand Slam, one smashed drive at a time. Much will be made of the Northern Irishman’s week with the putter – he was fourth in the field in total putts (110) – but this masterpiece was powered by that much-maligned Nike driver and a fearless game plan. He ranked first in driving distance (327 yard average) and 20th in fairways hit for the week, and will remember the bomb that split the fairway at the 16th hole as he clung to a two-stroke lead over Sergio Garcia that set up a two-putt birdie. Open Championship full-field scores Open Championship: Articles, videos and photos He would only need to par the last two to become the third player in the history of the game – joining Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus – to win the first three legs of the Grand Slam on or before his 25th birthday. “I’m glad I gave myself enough of a cushion today because I had a lot of guys coming after me,” said McIlroy, who closed with a 71 to add an unexpected level of intrigue to what was shaping up to be a formality. The challenge that few expected ultimately came from Garcia, whose colorful history at the Open Championship reaches all the way back to that canary yellow scripting at the ’06 championship. El Nino set himself up for another painful also-ran finish with a 12-footer for eagle at the par-5 10th hole to get to within two strokes. And the man who once opined that he was playing against more than the field was once again negotiating with the divine. “Please be good. Please, please, please,” he pleaded as his approach bounced short of the 11th green. For a time both golf ball and golf gods listened, like when he airmailed his approach into the grandstand right of the 12th green and watched as his ball caromed out of the seats and onto the fringe. Karma, however, will only give so much. At the 15th hole the Spaniard found the bunker right of the green and needed two swipes to extricate himself. The golf gods had stopped listening. “I tried as hard as I could and just got a little too cute (at No. 15),” said Garcia, who closed with a 66 to tie for second place with Rickie Fowler for his fourth top-5 finish in the game’s oldest championship. “When you’re in a position like that you can’t make any mistakes and there was a lot of pressure.” It was McIlroy who was favored by the golf gods on Sunday. As he did on Day 3 when things became touch and go, McIlroy manhandled Hoylake’s closing loop. His birdie at the 16th hole moved him to 17 under and the engraver began to warm up. By the time he found the fairway at the last the R-O-R-Y were being cut into the silver chalice. A two-putt par at the last was all he needed for a two-stroke victory and the title that has always meant the most to him. “I want to be that person who goes on and wins majors regularly,” McIlroy said. “After this I want to think ahead and win as many events as I can.” As McIlroy studied the claret jug, amazed that his name had already been etched into history, he scrolled by Woods’ name. Although they took vastly different paths to victory the connection was undeniable – they had arrived at the same destination.
Pinterest Share on Twitter LinkedIn Email As reported by the New York Times, popular conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh called the virus a “plot by the Chinese,” and conservative commentator and FOX TV host Sean Hannity read and gave credibility to a tweet calling COVID-19 a fraud “to spread panic in the populace, manipulate the economy and suppress dissent.”Why have conspiracy theories so readily circulated during the COVID-19 pandemic? What type of person believes medical conspiracy theories?I research new religious movements. I decided to explore this question because of the ubiquity of conspiratorial thinking within some of these communities. What can belief in alternative theories tell us about ourselves?What challenges might conspiratorial thinking, circulated online and in popular media, present to public health advocates in the coming year?Conspiracy in the age of coronavirusConspiracy theories connecting the COVID-19 pandemic to the state of Israel are flourishing. One source, part of a large global conspiracy community, claims the novel coronavirus is an act of Israeli bioterrorism.Jews have historically been blamed for global viral events, including the Black Death in the 1300s, which led to massive pogroms against European Jewry. The common narrative goes that people in the Middle Ages needed a scapegoat because they did not know about the germ theory of disease. However, 130 years after Russian microbiologist Dmitri Ivanovsky and Dutch scientist Martinus Willem Beijerinck (working independently) discovered the existence of viruses, Jews continue to take the brunt of conspiratorial blame.The Anti-Defamation League in the United States, a leading anti-hate organization, has tracked a growing number of anti-Semitic conspiracies, which claim that Jews are either behind the COVID-19 pandemic, or stand to profit from it.Hoaxes in alternative medicineInfowars’ Alex Jones claimed a product called DNA Force Plus could help fight off COVID-19: it is currently on sale for US$89.95 for one month supply. Another popular supplement advocate suggests a cocktail of over 11 different supplements to combat coronavirus, costing over US$170 a month. Other purported cures include vitamin C dosing, faith healing and homeopathic vaccines. There is no evidence that any of these work.People seek alternative medicine for many reasons, including distrust of authority, consumer-centered individuality and the belief that the treatment will work. While no vaccine for coronavirus currently exists, that hasn’t stopped televangelist Jim Bakker from selling his colloidal silver tincture for US$125 a bottle. The state of Missouri has filed a law suit against Bakker alleging fraudulent treatment claims.As demand for alternative medicine grows, Canadian researchers recently looking at internet health scams found, most of the alternative products marketed online “either severely misrepresented the efficacy for the given health concern and/or had no strong scientific evidence‐base to support their use as advertised.”Since being declared a global pandemic, there is evidence that demand for alternative medicine has increased. Some alternative medicine has been shown to be effective, but many of the options being marketed today have not. As Timothy Caulfield professor of health law at the University of Alberta writes: trust in science is crucial right now.Who believes in conspiracy theories?Conspiratorial thinking can be founded on legitimate concerns and transcends socio-economic, racial, educational and gender boundaries. This complicates our tendency to view conspiracies as perpetuated by tinfoil-hat wearing people.A number of theories have been proposed to account for conspiratorial thinking.University of Chicago political scientists Eric Oliver and Thomas Wood explored medical conspiracy theories. They found approximately 50 per cent of Americans believe in at least one general conspiracy theory, and more than 18 per cent believe in three or more medical conspiracies.Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, Oliver and Wood wrote:“Although it is common to disparage adherents of conspiracy theories as a delusional fringe of paranoid cranks, our data suggest that medical conspiracy theories are widely known, broadly endorsed and highly predictive of many common health behaviours.”Perhaps the explanation for the broad appeal of such theories points to something more fundamental to the experience of being human? When people talk about quarantines, hoarding and conspiracies, they can ignore the elephant in the room: death.Research suggests that we use different management techniques to deal with the terror of death. Where sickness can act as a reminder of our finitude, simple health-management solutions can offer a sense of autonomy over our bodies.This may explain why some conspiracy websites are downplaying the danger of COVID-19 to adults by focusing on the older age of the victims. In other words, pandemics are scary, and they remind us that we are mortal.Even if medical conspiracies are mostly confined to the fringe, the effects of conspiratorial beliefs on public health may end up exacerbating the spread of the virus. People may continue to ignore quarantine orders. A future vaccine for COVID-19 may come up against a growing anti-vaccine movement. Will people continue to be receptive to anti-vaccine conspiracy rhetoric in the age of COVID-19?Conspiracy theorists, like all of us, are trying to make sense of a complicated world. Having a sense of control against an ineffable source of power — which describes the novel coronavirus in many ways — may speak to some of our collective fears and motivations in the face of mortality. After all, nothing offers direct evidence of human finitude and frailty like a viral pandemic.By Jeremy Cohen, Doctoral Candidate, Religious Studies, McMaster UniversityThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Share on Facebook As the world continues to deal with the life-altering effects of the novel coronavirus, a small but not-insignificant number of individuals have been expressing their fears about COVID-19 through the language of government conspiracies and wild alternative health cures.Last week, one online conspiracy network suggested that COVID-19 is an act of biological terrorism to attack Chinese trade. Last month, a popular online site said the virus was a hoax manufactured to induce global fear and would therefore be a boon to Big Pharma. A website based in Toronto claims COVID-19 is the result of 5G cellular networks plus the common cold.Press TV, part of the state sponsored media in Iran, suggested “Zionists” were behind the spread. As recently as last week, some public officials in the United States government continued to underplay the seriousness of the virus. Share
SKILLMAN, N.J. – University of West Florida seniors Laure-Eline Faure and Monika Kochanova were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Americans in both singles and doubles, it was announced Friday. Laure-Eline Faure (Toulouse, France) and Monika Kochanova (Bratislava, Slovakia) repeat as ITA All-America doubles honorees after finishing the season ranked No. 8 nationally in doubles. The duo compiled a 20-6 record for West Florida this season with a 3-2 mark against nationally ranked opponents and a 6-2 record against regionally ranked opponents. Faure and Kochanova become two of the five student-athletes in the history of the UWF women’s tennis program to receive multiple ITA All-America honors in doubles and the first team in program history to be honored in back-to-back seasons. Faure earns her first career ITA All-America singles honor after ending the season ranked No. 4 nationally in singles. The senior finished the year with an impressive 20-4 overall record, a record of 5-2 against nationally ranked opponents and a 9-2 record against regionally ranked opponents. Faure had wins over Lynn’s No. 2-ranked singles player, Vale Confalonieri, and Concordia (N.Y.)’s No. 5-ranked singles player, Romana Tabak, during the regular season. Kochanova earns her second consecutive ITA All-America singles honor after finishing the season ranked No. 20 in singles after another solid year for the Argonauts. The senior put together a 14-6 overall record during the 2014 spring season and a 6-4 mark against regionally ranked opponents. Kochanova becomes the fifth student-athlete in the history of the UWF women’s tennis program to receive multiple ITA All-America honors in singles. The UWF women’s tennis finish the year ranked No. 5 in the final ITA National Top 25 Poll after posting a 25-4 record. West Florida reached the finals of the NCAA DII South Regional for the second straight season in 2015 after winning the program’s fifth consecutive, and 15th overall Gulf South Conference championship. This marks the highest finish in the ITA Top 25 for the women’s team since the 2007 season when the Argonauts finished the season ranked No. 3. West Florida has finished the season ranked in the ITA Top 10 in every season dating back to 1999. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was nominated for the Senior CLASS Award on Tuesday.STARKVILLE — Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was one of 30 FBS seniors named a candidate for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award, Premier Sports Management announced last week. The award is based on academics, community service, character and competition, celebrates loyalty and achievement for staying in school (CLASS).Prescott is the second football player in school history (Johnthan Banks, 2012) to be a candidate for the award.Off the field, Prescott is a team leader in community service, raising awareness for cancer and giving back to local youth on a consistent basis. On the field, he’s set 12 single-season records and eight career records.The Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages them to use their platform in athletics to make an impact as leaders in their communities. Starting in October, the candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one winner.Mississippi State Senior CLASS Award History2015 – Ross Mitchell (Baseball) – Finalist2012 – Johnthan Banks (Football) – Finalist2010 – Chelsea Bramlett (Softball) – Finalist2005 – Lawrence Roberts (Men’s Basketball) – Finalist2005 – Tan White (Women’s Basketball) – Finalist2003 – LaToya Thomas (Women’s Basketball) – Winner
It was bittersweet because I couldn’t play like I usually play and I couldn’t do the things I’m accustomed to doing. – Alec BurksSALT LAKE CITY — If you add up all of the games he’s played over the past two seasons, Alec Burks has not even played one full season for the Utah Jazz. In fact, over the past two seasons, Burks has played just 58 games, just 35 percent of this team’s total contests.It’s not Burks’ fault, and he says it’s been “very frustrating” for him to miss virtually the last two-thirds of each of the past two seasons due to injuries.In 2014-15, Burks started the first 27 games in Quin Snyder’s first season and was averaging 13.9 points in a career-high 33 minutes per game. However, after being bothered by a sore shoulder all year, aggravated by a hard foul from Denver’s Arron Afflalo, he shut it down for the season on Dec. 27.Then after surgery and rehab, he was off to another good start — this time as the first man off the Utah bench, averaging 14.3 ppg — when he suffered a broken left fibula after getting fouled hard by Paul Pierce of the Los Angeles Clippers. Ironically it happened on Dec. 26, almost a year to the day from when he went out a year earlier.Burks underwent surgery in an effort to speed up the process, but didn’t return to playing until there was less than a week left in the season. The Jazz had hoped Burks would be able to help the team in its final games and in the playoffs if they had made it.However, Burks was clearly not ready to play and he acknowledged that in the postseason press conference, when he was as effusive as he’s ever been since joining the Jazz.“I don’t think the leg was ready,” he said. “It was bittersweet because I couldn’t play like I usually play and I couldn’t do the things I’m accustomed to doing. I thought I was ready to play, but game speed and practice speed is totally different and I found out I couldn’t contribute like I thought I could.”Burks had been expected to be out at least two months when the injury first occurred and surgery wasn’t in the plans. However, two days after the injury, the Jazz confirmed that he was having a surgerical procedure that might speed up the process with one Jazz source quoted as saying, “the surgery will potentially allow him to come back at an earlier date.”Instead it was more than three months before Burks returned for a home game against the Clippers on April 8. In that game, Burks made 4 of 5 shots, including three 3-pointers in just 13 minutes, but he went scoreless in his next two games and didn’t suit up the final game because of a sore knee.“When I first looked at the timeline I thought it was going to be eight to 10 weeks,” he said. “But when I got to the process I knew it was going to be longer just because the rest of my leg had to work back. It just wasn’t my ankle — my ankle was good — it was my Achilles, my knee, my thigh, other things had to work their way back and to (run), jump, cut — all that — so it took longer.”Burks, who signed a four-year $42 million extension just before the 2014-15 season that goes through the 2018-19 season, is looking forward to finally getting a full season under his belt. He was the team’s top 3-point shooter last year at 40.5 percent, and his ability to attack the basket gives the team a dimension no one else can bring to the team.“It’s made me hungrier to get better and take the next steps,” he said. “It’s my sixth year in the league and I want to get 100 percent healthy. I can’t wait to see everybody at full strength next year.”
Real Valladolid will be playing against Alavés at away stadium, while Mallorca will face Villarreal at home stadium. Good start of the game for Real Valladolid, with a goal from Joaquín Fernández just before the end of the 45 minutes, finalising the first half with a 1-0. As for substitutions, both coaches used full substitutions. For Valladolid, Rubén Alcaraz, Sandro Ramírez and Antonito came on for Míchel Herrero, Sergi Guardiola and Joaquín Fernández, while Mallorca brought on Aleix Febas, Ariday Cabrera and Abdón to replace Pedraza, Takefusa Kubo and Salva Sevilla. The second half started in favour of Real Valladolid, thanks to a good early penalty goal from Enes Unal in the 50th minute. Later, Real Valladolid scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Sandro Ramírez in the 90th minute just before the end of the second half, which saw the second half to a 3-0. 03/11/2019 The referee booked Míchel Herrero, Joaquín Fernández, Sandro Ramírez, Enes Unal and Rubén Alcaraz from Valladolid, while for Mallorca Salva Sevilla, Martín Valjent, Joan Sastre and Aleix Febas saw a yellow card as well. CET Upd. at 14:24 Valladolid stunt Mallorca 3-0 on Sunday at José Zorrilla. Real Valladolid faced the match with a desire to make up their league after losing 5-1 against Barcelona while Mallorca had to settle for a draw in the last match played of the competition. As of today, Real Valladolid and Mallorca occupy position 9th (17 points) and 17th (11 points) respectively after playing a total of 12 matches. SPORT.es
By DR JEFF CAVE, DISTRICT VETERINARY OFFICER WE ARE at the height of our summer and heat stress in livestock…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
The L.V. Rogers Bombers wasted a complete-game pitching performance from Austin Tambellini against Mount Baker Wild in the final game of the Bomber Invitational High School Baseball Tournament Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Park.Tambellini tossed a five-hitter during a 4-0 loss to the Wild.The win allowed the Cranbook-based squad to capture the tournament title with a 3-0 record.LVR was second at 2-1 with Selkirk Storm of Kimberley third and Mt. Boucherie Bears of West Kelowna fourth.Tambellini finished the contest surrendering three earned runs while walking two and fanning 12 batters.Eric Hurley picked up two hits while Tambellini, Casey Harrison and Braeden Zarikoff each collected one hit.The Bombers advanced to the Wild contest undefeated after edging out Mt. Boucherie 4-3.Zarikoff threw a complete game for the win giving up four hits while striking out 13 with no walks or earned runs. Hurley, Mathew Brind’Amour, and Zarikoff had two hits each with Tambellini, and Geon Woo Park chipping in with one hit each.LVR opened the tournament Friday with a convincing 15-1 pasting of Kimberley’s Selkirk Storm.Hano Southam went the distance to register the win for the Bombers giving up two hits and three walks and fanning eight batters.Zarikoff went four for four at the plate while Reese Tambellini, Lincoln Rosenblood, Hano Southam and John Barabonoff were all 3 for 4.The Bombers season record improves to 10-5.Bombers sweep RangersLVR entered the tournament on a winning note after scoring a doubleheader sweep of the Selkirk Rangers from Metaline Washington.Braeden Zarikoff pitched very well for the Bombers in Game 1, 6 – 1 win. Zarikoff helped himself with two singles and a double, while Hano Southam had a solo homerun and a single. Zarikoff gave up two hits one earned run and struck out 10 for the win. In Game 2 Austin Tambellini took the win also only giving up one earned run, striking out 11 and giving up four hits. The Bomber gave up an early lead and needed a four run rally in the seventh for the win, Casey Harrison had a big two run single in the seventh. Reese Tambellini and Keaton Roch chipped in with singles in Game 2.