UK tops global ranking for top investment destinations for first time

first_img UK tops global ranking for top investment destinations for first time Tags: Trading Archive Read more: London remains most popular investment target for European VCsSteve Krouskos, EY global vice chair for transaction advisory services, said: “Geopolitical issues create significant challenges, but executives are determined to overcome perceived barriers and secure – or expand – their presence in markets that support their long-term strategic goals.”While nationalism may fuel much political debate, technology has made the world a smaller place and executives remain international in their search for growth.” Monday 15 April 2019 4:33 pm The UK has been ranked as the top investment destination in the world, knocking the US off the top spot.It is the first time the UK has taken the top spot in the rankings by professional services firm EY in the survey’s 10-year history. James Booth Sharecenter_img The US was followed by Germany, China, France, Canada, India, Australia, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates in the rankings.The UK’s top sectors for investment were consumer products and retail, industrials and financial services.Despite what EY called “mounting geopolitical complexities”, the report found the appetite for global M&A was at a 10-year high.Almost six in 10 global companies are planning to make an acquisition in the coming year, up from 52 per cent 12 months previously.Executives are positive about the global deal market, with 92 per cent expecting it to improve in the next year, compared to 86 per cent in April 2018. In 2018 the UK accounted for 10 per cent of global M&A worth a combined $400bn (£305bn), its second-best year since the financial crisis.Read more: Private equity investment bounces back at the beginning of 2019The report said domestic merger activity was boosted by strong inbound and outbound flows.EY said the UK had topped the rankings “despite continued uncertainty stemming from its intention to leave the European Union.”The UK displaced the US as the top investment destination globally, a position it had held since 2014. whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

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ITV to show repeats over summer as coronavirus rips up filming schedule

first_imgDramas make up a large portion of the broadcaster’s output, which in recent years has produced hits such as The Durrells, Broadchurch and Victoria.  ITV to show repeats over summer as coronavirus rips up filming schedule Poppy Wood Share More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com “We didn’t think that it would actually provide any real value… even if we could play it right we didn’t think we had the expertise internally in terms of packaging that in a way which made sense with the national curriculum”, she added. She added that ITV had resumed production for 38 shows, but that some programmes would remain on hold while staff are still on furlough. “We are not producing drama because we haven’t found a way yet because the distancing rules are very difficult. They are people who will come off furlough last,” said the ITV chief. “We did go back to the archives and have a good look at whether we had material that would be useful that we could put up on the ITV Hub, and the truth is that some content is from the ‘80s and ‘90s.” Speaking to ministers at the first DCMS select committee hearing on the future of public service broadcasting, senior executives said the BBC will be forced to bring back some “old classics” after dramas set to be filmed this summer were cancelled due to the lockdown. Members of the DCMS committee hearing, which marked the second session of its inquiry into the future of public service broadcasting, grilled Dame Carolyn over why ITV had slashed its programme by £100m during the pandemic. Clare Sumner, the BBC’s director of policy, said the coronavirus had presented a “tough period” for the broadcaster, as it attempts to recover more than £125m in losses related to the pandemic, on top of ongoing savings targets of £190m over the next five years. whatsapp Quiz, ITV’s dramatisation of the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire coughing scandal, was the most viewed drama of the year when it was broadcast during lockdown in April, after bagging more than 9m viewers on both live TV and ITV Hub.  The ITV chief nodded to a slump in revenue over the coronavirus crisis, adding that it was still “nowhere near” pre-Covid levels. Dame Carolyn added that the broadcaster’s usual revenue stream “will only return with consumer confidence and business confidence”.center_img ITV has introduced tougher safety measures for the new series of Love Island Speaking on a virtual committee meeting hosted by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Dame Carolyn McCall said lockdowns around the world and social distancing rules had hampered the broadcaster’s output.  Tuesday 14 July 2020 2:22 pm It comes as the BBC last month said it will also show more repeats over the summer and output will be “thinner” over the next year after the coronavirus pandemic forced the broadcaster to scrap its filming schedule. ITV has introduced tougher safety measures for the new series of Love Island Also Read: ITV to show repeats over summer as coronavirus rips up filming schedule “We will try and do that cleverly, and not just [show] old classics,” Dame Carolyn, adding that the broadcaster will “re-curate” its output for the summer TV season.  “It’s inevitable there will be some repeats this summer in particular,” she said. “The summer schedule is the most challenged — the Euros were meant to be on, Love Island was meant to be on. ITV has introduced tougher safety measures for the new series of Love Island Also Read: ITV to show repeats over summer as coronavirus rips up filming schedule Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter Asked why ITV had not followed other broadcasters such as the BBC and Channel 4 in harnessing the coronavirus pandemic to up its educational output, Dame Carolyn conceded that ITV’s content was not modern enough. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ ITV’s chief executive today warned that it is “inevitable” that the public service broadcaster will mostly show repeats over the summer, as the coronavirus pandemic has forced it to axe filming schedules for blockbuster shows such as Love Island and the 2020 Euros.last_img read more

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News / Can’t get no satisfaction: latest customer survey reveals poor carrier service levels

first_img© Tero Vesalainen Shippers regard poor customer service as the biggest failing of ocean carriers, closely followed by cargo rollovers and a lack of schedule integrity.According to the second annual container transport satisfaction survey, by Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC), customers are increasingly dissatisfied with the level of service they receive from carriers.“The service provided by container shipping lines has deteriorated since 2016 and is now seen by exporters, importers and freight forwarders as more problematic,” said Drewry and the ESC.From a maximum score of 5 (very satisfied) in the survey, the quality of customer service offered by carriers ranked just 2.8-2.9, with reliability of booking/cargo shipped-as-booked just over 2.9 and transit times also below 3.The survey supports feedback The Loadstar has received from shippers in the past year, particularly since the major alliance restructuring in April 2017.Moreover, since the last wave of consolidation, which included Maersk Line’s acquisition of Hamburg Süd and the merger of three Japanese carriers into the Ocean Network Express (ONE), customer service levels have hit all-time lows.After a poor start on 1 April, ONE was obliged to row back on its previous redundancy plan and actually had to recruit new personnel to adequately manage its booking desks.In the case of Hamburg Süd – and notwithstanding Maersk’s pledge of a “light touch” policy after the acquisition – one regular shipper told The Loadstar dealing with Hamburg Süd was “not the same”.The damning Drewry/ESC report on the industry’s failings comes as carriers prepare to further downsize headcount in an endeavour to squeeze costs following a disastrous first quarter: collectively the carriers that report their results racked up over $1.2bn in losses.Indeed, the urgency to cut personnel – the most easily disposable asset – will be intensified if, as expected, second-quarter results are as bad, or even worse. And once again customer services will be on the front line of any carrier staff cull, which almost guarantees shipper satisfaction will decline further.To mitigate the impact of staffing gaps, carriers will likely push their digital options as a “modern solution” for customers.Meanwhile, Drewry noted that shippers were voting with their feet in their relationships with carriers – to the benefit of forwarders.“Customers actively avoid direct contacts with ocean carriers and instead deal with forwarders and intermediaries,” said the consultant.Survey respondents also said there had been a deterioration in carrier performance, since the previous survey, in: the number of carriers; the range of different available services; and the price of services.The only improvements since the previous survey were noted in the sustainability/green offerings of carriers and their perceived financial stability. By Mike Wackett 28/06/2018last_img read more

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As prescribing for ADHD stimulants rose, so did industry payments to doctors

first_imgPharmalot GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Robert Bukaty/AP What’s included? Ed Silverman Tags STAT+ What is it? 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. About the Author Reprintscenter_img As prescribing for ADHD stimulants rose, so did industry payments to doctors 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. Log In | Learn More At the same time that more doctors were prescribing stimulants, a new analysis finds that 1 in 18 U.S. physicians received some form of payment from drug companies that were marketing these medicines, notably ADHD pills often prescribed for children. And the researchers suggested the financial ties may have partly contributed to the rise in prescriptions.Between 2013 and 2018, nearly 592,000 payments totaling more than $20 million were made to physicians who prescribed stimulants, according to the analysis in JAMA Pediatrics, which reviewed a database run by the U.S. government. Overall, about 55,000 pediatricians, psychiatrists, and family doctors received food, travel expenses, consulting and speaking fees, or other payments. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED @Pharmalot [email protected] By Ed Silverman Jan. 21, 2020 Reprintslast_img read more

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Funeral takes place of young Laois dad who died tragically in Cork accident

first_imgHome News Funeral takes place of young Laois dad who died tragically in Cork… News Pinterest Rugby Funeral takes place of young Laois dad who died tragically in Cork accident The late Liam Kealy was laid to rest today Huge crowds have attended the funeral of Liam Kealy who died tragically in Cork on Sunday.Hundreds circled the church, along with a guard of honour from St Joseph’s GAA, as the funeral arrived at St Joseph’s Church, Ballyadams for Mass at 1pm.People came from all over the country to attend the funeral – and a number of his St Joseph’s colleagues even came from as far away as Australia – to pay their respects to a man who was loved by so many. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook TAGSfuneralLiam Kealy Pinterest “But I ask you his friends to look out for one another now because you can be certain that that is what Liam would want.“I also know that a number of his friends have traveled home from Australia and other countries to be with his family here at his funeral.“To all of those, I say thank you for doing that because it shows the huge regard that people had for Liam.“And very closely connected to that group is St Joseph’s GAA club, and we all know what that club meant to Liam.“For so many years, he has been an outstanding player. He wore that St Joseph’s jersey with great pride and the club is brokenhearted at his loss.”Liam’s wife Aisling also paid an emotional tribute to her husband.She said: “I remember dropping Liam into Portlaoise to go to the stag with the boys and he was full of excitement for a day of craic ahead.“Unfortunately, that now means that Liam will not come home to us.“I’d like to thank sincerely the Mallow Search and Rescue team, the Cork City Fire Brigade and all the people who traveled down from Laois to search for Liam in Cork.“I would like to thank all the gardai and the staff in Jurys Inn. Also, the neighbours and friends who have helped Shauna and I these past few days.“Liam was me and Shauna’s world and always will be. Love you dude forever.”The late Mr Kealy’s body was recovered from the River Lee over the weekend after he was there on a stag weekend with friends from the St Joseph’s GAA club.A son of Tom and Margaret Kealy, Liam was a long-serving and valued member of the St Joseph’s GAA Club.His family have strong ties to the club, going back generations.He lined out for a time with Laois under manager Justin McNulty and was described as a very determined player who never gave up.Fondly known by his nickname ‘Squeaks’, he was a very popular player and member of the local community. He worked locally as a plumber.His wife Ashling (nee Doyle) from Ballylinan also has very strong GAA ties, particularly through her cousins Tom and Stephen Kelly.The couple have a 13-year-old daughter, Shauna and he is also survived by his older sister Liz and younger brother Denis.____________________________________________________Liam Kealy A Tribute Written by Niall MooreYou ran so free with passion and courage,Your club in your heart and it’s future you foraged,Never a second when your all wasn’t given,From training to coaching from first to last whistle,A true inspiration to all the people you knew,Anyone would be happy with a comrade like you,You took passion and pride to a whole new level,Took hits like a train and ran like the devil,Never gave up, in the hardship you reveled,A heart like yours is impossible to measure.For 34 short years you impacted our lives,Time after time,when others struggled to thrive,You lifted our spirits and helped us surviveHelped us clear tears of heartbreak and shared tears of joy.The tears are much harder now as we say our farewellsThey soften and clear with the stories we can tellLike the time in Donno’s kitchen,with the taps like a well,You stuck,soaking, under the sink,lads would you be well,Your spirit will guide us,as you see fit,Help us to get through the hardest of grit,Keep us strong when we’re alone, as well as a team,We will never forget you, our dear friend LiamSEE ALSO – Tributes paid to Laois man who died tragically in Cork Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img “We are shocked, stunned and numb by this tragic accident. This shock extends way beyond the bounds of our parish.“In the face of such a tragic accident, of course, we all ask why? And there isn’t an answer to that why in this world.“Liam was away with a group of friends on a very happy occasion and it is so terrible that such a happy event turned to such tragedy. Community WhatsApp Previous articleSemi Final defeat for Heywood Community SchoolNext articleBallyfin hurlers opt for All-Star Kilkenny defender’s brother as new manager LaoisToday Reporter Parish Priest Fr Dan Dunne said that a ‘great darkness’ hung over everyone in Ballyadams.He said: “The last number of days have been very dark ones for our community in Ballyadams. Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Council By LaoisToday Reporter – 25th January 2018 Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Twitter Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining last_img read more

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Competition Bureau completes investigation into performance claims related to TRUE hockey helmets

first_imgCompetition Bureau completes investigation into performance claims related to TRUE hockey helmets From: Competition Bureau CanadaToday, the Competition Bureau reached a consent agreement with TRUE Sports Inc. to resolve its concerns about certain performance claims made by the hockey equipment manufacturer about its TRUE Dynamic 9 Pro hockey helmet. As part of this settlement, TRUE Sports agreed to cease all claims and donate $100,000 in equipment to support youth sports.November 17, 2020 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition BureauToday, the Competition Bureau reached a consent agreement with TRUE Sports Inc. to resolve its concerns about certain performance claims made by the hockey equipment manufacturer about its TRUE Dynamic 9 Pro hockey helmet. As part of this settlement, TRUE Sports agreed to cease all claims and donate $100,000 in equipment to support youth sports.The Bureau’s investigation concluded that some claims made on the company’s website, in-store displays and product packaging gave the impression that their helmet could reduce the risk of concussions. Although TRUE submitted the helmet to laboratory testing prior to making the claims, the Bureau concluded that the testing was not adequate and proper to support them. The Bureau determined that TRUE Sports marketing claims relied in part on brain injury studies that mostly focused on sports with fundamentally different patterns of injuries than those suffered while playing ice hockey.The Bureau acknowledges TRUE Sports’ voluntary cooperation in resolving this matter.As part of this settlement, TRUE Sports agreed to:Donate $100,000 worth of sports equipment to a charity that supports youth in sports or teams, associations or leagues for underprivileged children or youth hockey players;Cease making all claims at issue, and remove the remaining claims from all marketing material, including on packaging and online advertising;Implement an enhanced Corporate Compliance Program, and take steps to ensure that retailers do not make the unsupported claims; andPay $20,000 to cover the cost of the Bureau’s investigation.This is the Bureau’s third investigation into manufacturers of ice hockey helmets over claims that their products can reduce the risk of concussions. Bauer and Reebok‑CCM reached similar agreements with the Bureau in 2014 and 2015. The Bureau’s actions have led to over a million dollars worth in donation of sports equipment to charity.Quotes“While the Bureau encourages innovation in the marketplace when it comes to new and improved technology, businesses must support their performance claims with adequate and proper testing so that consumers can make purchasing choices with confidence.”Matthew BoswellCommissioner of CompetitionQuick factsTo determine if a performance claim is supported by adequate and proper testing, the Bureau looks at various factors related to the general impression an advertisement makes on consumers.Current hockey helmet testing standards aim to protect players from catastrophic brain injuries, such as skull fractures, not concussions.The science behind concussions in sports is still in its infancy, and the role that any hockey helmet can play in protecting players from concussions remains unclear.There are a multitude of factors such as age, weight, strength of the player, location of impact, and whether the hit was or was not anticipated when assessing concussion injury risk related to sports.We strongly encourage anyone who suspects that a company or individual is making unsupported performance claims to report it by using our online complaint form. /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, Canada, charity, children, Commissioner, concussion, corporate, donation, Government, Impact, innovation, investigation, science, settlement, sports, technology, testing, websitelast_img read more

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NSW Government boosting jobs in Richmond Valley

first_imgNSW Government boosting jobs in Richmond Valley Deputy PremierRichmond Valley has been announced as the location for the state’s next Regional Job Precinct, the second of four precincts which are part of the NSW Government’s bush-led recovery from drought, floods, bushfires and COVID-19.Deputy Premier John Barilaro said Richmond Valley was a clear choice for a Regional Job Precinct, due to its strengths in agriculture, renewable energy and manufacturing sectors.“The NSW Government has a plan to help our regions recover by creating thousands of new jobs and we are rolling out Regional Job Precincts to drive investment in regional communities to make it easier for businesses to set up shop,” Mr Barilaro said.“A precinct in the Richmond Valley will help to diversify industries in the Casino area by identifying value-adding opportunities for existing sectors, and we will be working with Richmond Valley Council and local stakeholders to realise the prospects that are on the horizon.”Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said he is thrilled that the Richmond Valley has been announced as the state’s second Regional Job Precinct and looks forward to welcoming the accelerated development opportunities.“This is great news for the Richmond Valley and presents an opportunity for the NSW Government to work with council to address current barriers to development,” Mr Gulaptis said.“The Regional Job Precinct will benefit industries like the Richmond Valley Industrial Estate which received $9.9 million from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package, as well as the associated manufacturing businesses that set up off the back of this investment.“Our region has a successful and proud history off the back of industry and now is the time to grow, expand and create opportunities for more investment on our doorstep.”Alongside Albury, which was announced as a precinct location in January, the Richmond Valley is the second of four precincts currently planned for regional NSW. Further locations for Regional Job Precincts will be announced in coming months. Regional Job Precincts are part of the Special Activation Precincts program and the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.Find out more the Regional Job Precinct in Richmond Valley. /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, Albury, Australia, bushfires, Casino, council, covid-19, drought, energy, Government, industry, Investment, New South Wales, NSW, Premier, renewable, renewable energy, Richmondlast_img read more

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Battle Ground schools seeking volunteers for Sexual Health Education advisory group

first_imgThe group would help to select sexual health curriculum for grades 5-8, to comply with a new state lawBATTLE GROUND — In the Fall of 2019, Battle Ground schools became center stage in the debate over the role of public education when it comes to what children should know about sex, and when.The district’s Board of Directors, along with a work group of community members, staff, and administrators, had wrapped up a lengthy process to select a new Comprehensive Sexual Education curriculum for secondary grade levels. It was, they believed, a compromise that avoided some of the more controversial elements of the FLASH curriculum developed in King County, while complying with state requirements.Jennifer Heine-Withee speaks during a Battle Ground Schools Board of Directors meeting in Oct. 2019, in opposition to the proposed acceptance of a Comprehensive Sexual Health curriculum. File photoJennifer Heine-Withee speaks during a Battle Ground Schools Board of Directors meeting in Oct. 2019, in opposition to the proposed acceptance of a Comprehensive Sexual Health curriculum. File photoAfter word got out about the planned vote to adopt the curriculum, a number of community members and conservative groups rallied, packing school board meetings and expressing their view that the CSE curriculum amounted to nothing more than an attempt to indoctrinate children with a pro-LGBTQ agenda, and included graphic depictions of sexual activity.In October, the board responded by eliminating the requirement for CSE, before compromising two months later by changing the seven classes to an elective.That was done with the understanding that the state legislature was likely to pass a bill the following year, requiring schools to offer the CSE curriculum at all grade levels, which they ultimately did with Senate Bill 5395.An attempt to overturn that law put Referendum 90 on the ballot last November, but voters statewide ultimately declined to undo what the legislature had done.That means districts will be required to offer social-emotional learning in K-3 grade levels, and Sexual Health Education beyond that point, with a phase-in starting next school year, and full implementation by the 2022-23 school year.The CASEE Building, home to Battle Ground Public Schools administration. File photoThe CASEE Building, home to Battle Ground Public Schools administration. File photoThe state provides flexibility in regards to when districts must introduce sexual health education classes, either in fourth or fifth grade.Battle Ground Public Schools has elected to start offering the CSE curriculum in the fifth grade, and is now beginning the process of evaluating a program for the board to approve.Volunteers looking to serve on the district’s Sexual Health Community Advisory Group are being asked to fill out a survey by March 3 in order to potentially be selected.District spokesperson Rita Sanders said they have already gotten a high level of interest from the community. The advisory group will be made up of community members, parents, and staff who live in the Battle Ground school district. Selected curriculum must comply with the Washington Health Education Learning Standards, but the district has some leeway in terms of what is taught.State law does still allow parents to opt their student out of any sexual health instruction.The committee will meet on Tuesdays, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., starting March 9 and concluding no earlier than May 18. Meetings will be held via Zoom, unless health restrictions allow the resuming of in-person meetings.If you’re interested in applying to serve on the committee, you’re invited to do so on the Battle Ground Public Schools website.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Battle GroundClark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : New report details key factors of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools Next : VIDEO: ‘It’s good to be home’ — How the Tacos n’ Cream family beganAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Battle Ground schools seeking volunteers for Sexual Health Education advisory groupPosted by Chris BrownDate: Thursday, February 25, 2021in: Newsshare 0 last_img read more

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Handcrafting Campers

first_img Email Doug Sieler remembers when and where he earned his first paycheck. It came from his father Elmer in 1984 when Doug was a freshman at Flathead High School. Almost 30 years later, Doug remembers when and where both his son and daughter earned their first paychecks. They’re still earning them today right where Doug did. The Sieler family business is S & S Campers on U.S. Highway 93 south of Kalispell. With Doug as its president and the rest of his family working in a variety of positions, the company builds slide-on truck campers, the kind that sit on top of a pickup truck as opposed to being pulled behind like a trailer.The manufacturing company is approaching 10,000 units sold, an impressive milestone for a local family owned and operated business that started in Sieler’s childhood garage more than 40 years ago and has survived through a difficult economy.Doug, who took over almost 15 years ago for his father, used to have as many as 30 employees working inside the 60,000-square-foot manufacturing shop. Then the economy fell apart and the manufacturing industry as a whole took a considerable hit across the country.“There’s just a few people that build truck campers,” Doug said, “and there’s less now than there has been.”Today, S & S endures, and it’s thanks in large part to the Sieler family work ethic. Doug has his uncle, son, daughter and wife working alongside him at one of the more trusted and innovative camper manufacturing sites in the northwest.“It can be as big as a whole new floor plan or as small as changing the way a door is mounted, but they’re innovating everyday,” wrote Truck Camper Magazine in an article about S & S.Kalispell resident Larry Hanson bought a camper from S & S before he and his wife toured Alaska for two-and-a-half months. “Everything worked great. And that’s a pretty good test,” Hanson said. “They’re exceptionally well-made. We’ve had some trouble with prior campers and they just weren’t put together right. We’ve found the S & S to be very, very high quality. As good as anybody’s. And they’re from Kalispell.”Along with building recreational campers from the ground up using local wood products and insulation, the company provides service and repair for all types of motor homes. Recently S & S has evolved its specialty into the commercial sector. “With the way the economy is, a guy’s got to think outside the box,” Doug said.As a buyer-direct operation, S & S has become a supplier of specialty-made models that can be built around specific needs. The U.S. Geological Survey has commissioned five campers that can be used in the field. Another company up in Canada has ordered 10 custom-made models that act as an EMT station on wheels.The roots of the company date back to 1969 when Elmer started building canopies for trucks inside his garage. Pretty soon the canopies were selling by the thousands — more than 14,000, in fact — and Elmer was expanding into a broader camping manufacturer on Willow Glen Road. By the mid-1970s, Elmer had opened S & S, and his son Doug was helping out. The business started shipping campers across the country from Alaska to New York to Florida. Following his father’s lead, Doug learned the trade, which, when it comes to building campers, means being a jack-of-all-trades. Doug went on to take over the family business and now finds himself working alongside his son and daughter the same way he did with his father at their age.“I like them to do something they like to do, and I think they both like working down here,” Doug said. Working with family provides a trust and pride that carries over to S & S’s final product, Doug said. And as a bonus that goes beyond the paycheck, he gets to spend more time with his family.“It makes for a nice work environment,” he said. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

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Saffas Abroad Team of the Week

first_img‘ ‘ Jean-Luc du Preez v Saints Minutes Tackles Missed tackles Turnover won Carries Passes Defenders beaten Clean breaks Running Metres Try #GallagerPrem | #SaffasAbroad pic.twitter.com/diVsKEHWta— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) March 15, 20216 Philip van der Walt (Newcastle Falcons, England)Philip van der Walt v Bath Minutes Tackles Tackles missed Passes Carries Offload Defender beaten Running metres #GallagherPrem | #SaffasAbroad pic.twitter.com/zm5j16xHtO— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) March 15, 20215 Lood de Jager (Sale Sharks, England)Lood de Jager scoring his 2nd try of the season for @SaleSharksRugby #SaffasAbroad | #NORvSAL #GallagherPrem pic.twitter.com/399UqGucKs— Saffas Abroad Rugby (@SaffasRugby) March 13, 2021 Saffas Abroad Team of the Week Published on March 15, 2021 ‘ Posted in English Premiership, Pro14, Saffas Abroad, Top headlines  9549  130 BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Post by Dylan Jack ‘ Hero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo SARugbymag.co.za picks a team of the South African players who fired in Europe and Japan this past weekend.ALSO READ: What’s in our new issue?Subscribe here15 SP Marais (Canon Eagles, Japan)SP Marais scoring his 2nd try of the the #TopLeague season for @Canon_Eagles #SaffasAbroad #RugbyJP pic.twitter.com/wC9xiAd2x6— Saffas Abroad Rugby (@SaffasRugby) March 14, 202114 Kobus van Wyk (Leicester Tigers, England)Kobus van Wyk is on such good form at the moment #SaffasAbroad | #GallagherPrem pic.twitter.com/rzDqJgqBmi— Saffas Abroad Rugby (@SaffasRugby) March 15, 202113 Jesse Kriel (Canon Eagles, Japan)What a finish pic.twitter.com/1J3O4YZesC— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) March 14, 2021 MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo @JesseKriel15 scoring his 3rd try of the @JRTopLeague season! @SPMarais with his second assist of the game!! #SaffasAbroad | #TopLeague pic.twitter.com/2hX7PgyrQ4— Saffas Abroad Rugby (@SaffasRugby) March 14, 2021 Lood de Jager v Saints Minutes Lineouts won Passes Carries Offload Clean break Running Metres Tackles Missed tackle Try #GallagerPrem | #SaffasAbroad pic.twitter.com/DfsfSd3kvR— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) March 15, 20214 Jannes Kirsten (Exeter Chiefs, England)ALSO READ: Versatile Kirsten could be Bok asset Jannes Kirsten v Harlequins Minutes Passes Carries Running metres Tackles Missed tackles Turnover won #GallagherPrem | #SaffasAbroad pic.twitter.com/ifUy12UfMh— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) March 15, 20213 Wilco Louw (Harlequins, England)2 Michael Willemse (Edinburgh, Scotland)Mike Willemse v Connacht Minutes Passes Carries Clean breaks Running Metres Tackles Missed tackles / Lineout throws #GuinnessPRO14 | #SaffasAbroad pic.twitter.com/FoXPzZqtMr— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) March 15, 20211 Juan Schoeman (Bath, England) ‘ No matter what comes your way. Start your Monday with a smile @JesseKriel15 pic.twitter.com/V4iGTteXNJ— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) March 15, 202112 Damian de Allende (Munster, Ireland)11 Tyrone Green (Harlequins, England)Tyrone Green v Exeter Chiefs Minutes Pass Carries Offload Metres Tackles Missed tackle #GallagherPrem | #SaffasAbroad pic.twitter.com/Exfdw9gjWq— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) March 15, 202110 Lionel Cronje (Toyota Verblitz, Japan)Lionel Cronje scoring his first try of the season for @toyotaverblitz today against Munakata Sanix Blues.Toyota won 61-29#SaffasAbroad #TopLeague pic.twitter.com/ud1VMXyqug— Saffas Abroad Rugby (@SaffasRugby) March 13, 20219 Francois Hougaard (Worcester Warriors, England)8 Hanro Liebenberg (Leicester Tigers, England)Hanro Liebenberg is back! #SaffasAbroad | #GallagherPrem pic.twitter.com/bVRk52ylJP— Saffas Abroad Rugby (@SaffasRugby) March 15, 20217 Jean-Luc du Preez (Sale Sharks, England)Jean-Luc du Preez scoring for @SaleSharksRugby on his return! #SaffasAbroad | #NORvSAL #GallagherPrem pic.twitter.com/FMPOcW8bhv— Saffas Abroad Rugby (@SaffasRugby) March 13, 2021 From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVFormer Springbok, Bulls, Lions and Stormers scrumhalf Jano Vermaak names a team of the best he played alongside and against.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? 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