Minister Bennett highlights supports for businesses in Budget 2021 in Newfoundland and Labrador

first_imgMinister Bennett highlights supports for businesses in Budget 2021 in Newfoundland and Labrador From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs CanadaThe Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations met with businesses to discuss investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern AffairsBudget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.Today, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, met with businesses to discuss investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.The COVID-19 recession is the steepest and fastest economic contraction since the Great Depression. It has disproportionately affected low-wage workers, young people, women, and racialized Canadians. For businesses, it has been a two-speed recession, with some finding ways to prosper and grow, but with many businesses-especially small businesses-fighting to survive. Budget 2021 is an historic investment to address the specific wounds of the COVID-19 recession, put people first, create jobs, grow the middle class, set businesses on a track for long-term growth, and ensure that Canada’s future will be healthier, more equitable, greener, and more prosperous.Many businesses have been shut down outright by necessary public health restrictions or deeply limited in what they can do-and many of these highly affected businesses have been our small businesses. We need them to get back on their feet. They are the backbone of our economy, our main streets, and our communities.Budget 2021 is a plan to make targeted investments in Canada’s businesses so they can hire and train Canada’s workers, who will then have more money to spend, spurring our recovery and growing an economy with more opportunities for everyone. It is a plan to help our businesses, especially small businesses, adopt new technologies. Restoring permanent and long-term economic growth means that we must help our businesses come back stronger than ever before.The Government of Canada’s top priority remains protecting Canadians’ health and safety, particularly during this third, aggressive wave of the virus and its variants. Vaccine rollout is underway across Canada, with federal government support in every province and territory. Budget 2021 invests in Canada’s bio-manufacturing and life sciences sector to rebuild domestic vaccine manufacturing capacity, and has a plan to put in place national standards for long-term care and mental health services.Budget 2021 is a plan to bridge Canadians and Canadian businesses through the crisis and toward a robust recovery. It is a plan to drive economic growth, a plan to secure women’s place in the workforce, and a plan to offer each and every child in Canada the best start in life. This plan will aim to reduce fees for parents by 50 per cent on average by 2022, with a goal of reaching $10 per day on average by 2025-26 for all regulated child care spaces in Canada. It proposes to extend business and income support measures through to the fall and to make investments to create jobs and help businesses across the economy come roaring back. It will support almost 500,000 new training and work opportunities, including 215,000 opportunities for youth; support businesses in our most affected sectors, such as tourism and arts and culture; and accelerate investment and digital transformation in small and medium-sized businesses. Budget 2021 is a plan that puts Canada on track to meet its commitment to create 1 million jobs by the end of the year.Canada entered the pandemic in a strong fiscal position. This allowed the government to take quick and decisive action, supporting people and businesses, and put it in the position to make historic investments in the recovery.Quotes“Small businesses are the heart of our cities, towns, and villages across Newfoundland and Labrador, and the rest of our country. We know small businesses have been severely impacted by the pandemic and many of them are at risk of closing permanently without support. With Budget 2021, we are helping small businesses and other hard-hit sectors make a robust recovery and come roaring back.”Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Carolyn BennettQuick factsBudget 2021 includes $101.4 billion over three years in proposed investments as part of the Government of Canada’s growth plan that will create good jobs and support a resilient and inclusive recovery. Key measures include the following:Extending emergency supports to bridge Canadians and Canadian businesses through to recovery, includingextending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support until September 25, 2021extending the number of weeks for important income support for Canadians, such as the Canada Recovery Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.Enhancing Employment Insurance sickness benefits from 15 to 26 weeks.Supporting small and medium-sized businesses through several transformative programs, such asa new Canada Digital Adoption Program that will assist over 160,000 businesses with the cost of new technology and provide them with the advice they need to get the most of new technology with the help of 28,000 young Canadians who will be trained to work with themallowing Canadian small businesses to fully expense up to $1.5 million in capital investments in a broad range of assets, including digital technology and intellectual property, representing an additional $2.2 billion investment in the growth of Canada’s entrepreneurs over the next five years.Revitalizing Canada’s tourism sector through $1 billion to help tourism businesses recover and support festivals and cultural events that provide jobs and create growth in many of our cities and communities.Supporting women, Black Canadians, and other underrepresented entrepreneurs who face barriers to launching and owning businesses through $300 million to enhance initiatives like the Black Entrepreneurship Program and the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.Enriching the Canada workers benefit, which will support about 1 million more Canadians and lift nearly 100,000 people out of poverty. This will result in additional support of $8.9 billion over six years for Canada’s low-wage workers.Closing the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; supporting healthy, safe, and prosperous Indigenous communities; and advancing meaningful reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation through an historic investment of over $18 billion. /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. 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Perry (64) leads Regions Tradition by two

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Kenny Perry made a couple of early birdie putts from about 20 feet, mostly steered clear of trouble and finished well. Perry birdied the final hole for an 8-under 64 and a two-stroke lead Thursday in the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors. ”I mean, I didn’t miss a green,” he said. ”I putted for birdies or eagles on every hole so took a lot of pressure off myself by doing that. I hit the ball nicely, drove it beautifully, hit lots of fairways. Was able to attack the par 5s.” Bernhard Langer matched him going into the final hole. Then Langer bogeyed No. 18 for a 66 to fall into a second-place tie with Gene Sauers at Greystone Golf and Country Club, hosting its first PGA Tour Champions event since the Bruno’s Memorial Classic in 2005. Perry won the Regions Tradition a few miles away at Shoal Creek in 2014, and the 14-time PGA Tour winner started on a roll. He birdied five of the first eight holes in a bogey-free round, including the two long putts during that hot start. He was in a tie going into 18 with Langer, who had three straight birdies starting on No. 11. Billy Andrade was three strokes back at 67. Defending champion Jeff Maggert was among seven players four shots behind. Langer, who has not finished worse than 11th this year, needed two attempts to escape the greenside bunker on 18. The two-time Masters winner, who leads the tour in scoring average, then two-putted. ”I bladed it,” Langer said about his first bunker shot. ”I was just trying to bank it against it but not fly it into the netting. No other way to get it close. It was a very bad trap.” He said he had hit ”a beautiful 3-wood” that kicked right and into the sand. Sauers, who tied for third at last year’s Regions Tradition, had birdies on four of the final six holes, including 18. The three-time PGA Tour winner has four runner-up finishes on the 50-and-over circuit. His only bogey came on the par-5 fifth hole. Sauers started practicing a new putting grip a couple of days before leaving for the Insperity Invitational, where he tied for 12th after a closing 67. ”I made some putts where before I wasn’t making the putts and now I’m really rolling it better and I’m kind of going cross-handed, left hand low,” Sauers said. ”This is my second week for it, so I should have done it 20 years ago.” With an eagle and a double bogey, John Daly finished his first round in a PGA Tour Champions major with a 70. He made an eagle from the fairway on the 435-yard fifth hole. Two holes later, came the double bogey after Daly’s drive went into the rough. ”Getting into this thing is pretty cool, I’m enjoying myself,” he said. ”But having a start like that is kind of cool. My last round at Houston I had it going but didn’t finish it, so I’ve just got to keep going and try to finish these good starts.” In the meantime, he relished having a big following around Greystone – and not having to worry about making a cut. ”Oh, it’s great, man. It’s just awesome,” Daly said. ”That’s what’s cool. They get me for three or four days now instead of two, so it’s good to work on weekends again.” Jesper Parnevik, who’s coming off a four-stroke victory at the Insperity Invitational, finished with a 70. He was 3 over on the final three holes, including a double bogey on No. 18. With rain and thunderstorms forecast for Friday, Perry expects the scoring and conditions to change significantly. ”I’m not a great rainy (day) player,” he said. ”I have trouble hanging onto the club and stuff, so it’s going to be a challenge.”last_img read more

Bush’s pick of the crop

first_imgStill, Veneman is determined to deliver new global opportunities for American farmers. She believes that free trade is the best way to return the US farm economy to its former glory. Given that exports are still way below their 1996 peak and the strong dollar makes US crops less competitive abroad, Veneman faces a difficult task.Within her own country, she has yet to convince owners of small family farms and environmental campaigners that she is not just on the side of big business.But even her staunchest critics agree that if anyone is up for the challenge it’s Veneman.“She’s an accomplished attorney, she’s bright, she’s capable and she’ll do an outstanding job,” said President George W. Bush when announcing his new Cabinet choice. It probably didn’t hurt that Veneman helped coordinate Bush’s election campaign in California and was one of the state’s representatives in the now world-famous Electoral College.The appointment may have been politically motivated, but you can’t say Veneman is not qualified for the job. “This is something she wanted and trained for all her adult life,” says a former colleague.The nomination sailed through Congress after an uneventful confirmation hearing in which Veneman answered questions in her typically direct way, not wasting time on small talk. She faced a somewhat tougher audience on her first official road trip to the Midwest earlier this month, though. “We are concerned that she and the president have too many ties to major agri-business firms,” said John Whitaker, president of the Iowa Farmers Union, reflecting the fears of many growers in the region.While it is unusual for a non-Midwesterner to hold the top farm job in the US, Veneman is not a complete outsider.Born in 1949, she was raised on a peach farm in Modesto, in the heart of California’s massive agricultural Central Valley. Her father, the late John Veneman, was a representative in the state assembly. During the Nixon Administration, he served as deputy undersecretary for the department of health, education and welfare.After earning a degree in political science from the University of California at Davis, Veneman went on to earn as master’s in public policy from UC Berkeley and a law degree from Hastings College in San Francisco.For her first ten years out of law school she worked as an attorney in her home state, first with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District and then as a public defender for Stanislaus County. She also spent some time in the private sector, as a lawyer for a firm in her hometown.Veneman made her debut in national politics in 1986, when she was named associate administrator of the US Foreign Agricultural Service. Even then she was a champion of free trade, helping negotiate the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the US-Canada Free Trade Agreement. “What US agriculture needs is more trade, not less,” the 51-year-old Californian told an annual conference organised by the US department of agriculture (USDA). She said Washington would pursue an “aggressive trade policy” marked by a new presidential fast-track negotiating authority, a new round of talks in the World Trade Organisation and completion of the Free Trade Area of the Americas.She also cited biotechnology’s potential for making farmers more productive and consumers healthier and more satisfied, raising fears with some European agricultural officials that she would try to foist American genetically-modified crops onto unwilling citizens on this side of the Atlantic.“It does not augur well” for EU-US relations, said one. As head of the USDA, Veneman is now responsible for 42 agencies with 110,000 employees. Her chief of staff, Dale Moore, comes from southwest Kansas and has extensive experience on Capitol Hill as legislative director of the House agriculture committee. She has yet to name an undersecretary and still must fill other key posts, which will reveal more about her strategy for the coming years. EU trade negotiators may be wooed by her charm, warmth and charisma, but behind the friendly face is an astute negotiator.As one former associate puts it, Veneman embodies all the qualities of a good poker player as described by country singer Kenny Rogers in The Gambler: she knows when to hold ’em, knows when to fold ’em, knows when to walk away, knows when to run.But now, with high-profile transatlantic disputes still raging, for the new US Agriculture Secretary the stakes have never been higher.center_img There, she headed the agency which oversees the largest agricultural economy in the nation and produces more than half the vegetables consumed in the US. The first woman to hold that post, Veneman fought on behalf of Californian farmers abroad, and went on trade missions to Asia and South America.At home, she made food safety a priority, introducing a quality assurance programme based on unusual partnerships formed between federal and government agencies, producer groups and academic institutions.She also proved adept at the public-relations stunt: during a 1996 scare over tainted fruit, she reassured the public that there was no hepatitis danger by consuming a large portion of strawberries at a press conference.Behind the scenes, she helped bring greater efficiency to the 1,800-strong department, revamping its strategic planning process to include a review of business practices.After leaving office, Veneman returned to the private sector as a partner in the Sacramento office of law firm Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott, where she cashed in on her experience in the statehouse, specialising in food, agriculture, environment, technology and trade.“We felt she would be value-added for our clients in any area,” said managing partner Scott Devries. She also earned the respect of many in the department, who praise her intelligence, diligence and ability to bring divergent groups together. “When you work for Ann you’re expected to work long hours,” says one official.It’s not something they hold against her; when the announcement came that Veneman was returning to the USDA as its first female secretary, she was bombarded with phone calls and e-mails from former colleagues expressing their delight at working with her again.Veneman quickly moved up the ranks and in 1989 became the US deputy undersecretary of agriculture for international affairs and commodity programs, where she served until 1991. During that time, she was responsible for a number of international issues, from trade negotiations to food aid. She was promoted to deputy secretary in 1991.When she left the USDA two years later, she stayed in Washington, working as a lawyer for agri-business interests at Patton, Boggs & Blow, an influential lobbying and law firm. Her clients included Dole Foods, the world’s largest producer of fruits and vegetables and a major player in the EU-US fight over banana import quotas.Sometimes called a cheerleader for biotechnology, Veneman also served on the board of directors of California’s Calgene Inc., the first company to produce a genetically-altered tomato.But she would soon return to public service. In 1995, she was appointed California agriculture secretary for then governor Pete Wilson, for whom she had interned in the 1960s when he was a member of the state assembly.last_img read more

Air Products Appoints New Chairman

first_imgAir Products said that Seifi Ghasemi has been named its new chairman, president and chief executive officer, effective July 1. Ghasemi is currently a director of the company, and chairman and chief executive officer of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Ghasemi succeeds John E. McGlade who will continue to serve in his current role through June 30 and then retire.Ghasemi, who was appointed to the Board of Air Products in September 2013, is an accomplished global business leader who brings an ideal combination of financial and operational acumen, significant experience overseeing an international portfolio, and expertise in the industrial gases, specialty chemicals and advanced materials industries.Since 2001, he has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Rockwood Holdings, a global leader in inorganic specialty chemicals and advanced materials. Prior to joining Rockwood, Ghasemi held a number of leadership positions at global industrial companies, including chairman and chief executive officer of GKN Sinter Metals, Inc., and in a variety of senior roles with The BOC Group, which is now part of Linde AG.[mappress]Press Release, June 18, 2014last_img read more

Two more players end up with Levski

first_imgLevski’s team will be left by two more players. The difference is that this time it is about Bulgarian athletes. TOPSPORT learned that one of them is the club’s top scorer Stanislav Kostov.The striker will not continue his career at Gerena, despite the fact that he is one of the favorites of Sector B. However, he failed to reach an agreement with the leadership of Sofia, which is rather dissatisfied with his performances and simply does not intend to rely on his services. The other person to leave is Deyan Lozev, claims “Darik”. The winger came from Arda in the winter, but will look for another continuation of his career after the financial crisis of “Gerena”.The information is to be officialized from the site of Levski.Sirakov’s proposals for members of Levski’s Management Board became clearThey were revealed by Lyubomir Kostadinov – Youthlast_img read more

Amaya launches BetStars Italian beta product

first_img StumbleUpon Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Submit Related Articles Today sees the launch of BetStars in Italy, as Amaya Inc moves ahead with expanding its subsidiary sports betting product services within Europe.Italy represents the second European market opening for the BetStars brand, which was launched in the UK in January of this year.Following the conclusion of its AGM, Amaya governance announced that the company would move to launch its brands in Italy and France before the start of Euro 2016 (10 June).BetStars management announced that it will launch an initial beta version for the Italy featuring various popular markets. In time, Italian betting customers will be serviced with a full BetStars product fully complainant with Italian betting regulations.Announcing the launch Eric Hollreiser, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Amaya Inc. commented,“There’s huge crossover between poker consumers and sports betting fans and BetStars provides a safe, secure, convenient and trusted environment for placing sports bets. Italian sports fans find betting enhances their love of the game as they put their wits, strategy and judgment to the test.”last_img read more

Javier Hernandez’s late strike helps Real Madrid progress in Champions League

first_imgAtletico Madrid managed to avoid defeat seven times in a row against Real Madrid this season, but on the eighth time they were beaten.  Those four wins and three draws won’t mean much to Atletico now, even if they have breathed fresh life into this fixture since their Copa del Rey success in 2013. They did get their hands on the Spanish Super Cup earlier this season, but, despite wins against Madrid, they have been knocked out of the Copa del Rey and are off the pace in La Liga.  Koke had Atletico’s best chance, flicking a header straight at Casillas, but the game would take a definitive turn in Madrid’s favour when Arda saw red for a second yellow card, his high foot on Ramos prompting the referee to put his hand in his pocket. He’d previously been booked for a cynical foul on Toni Kroos.  With Arda gone, Madrid took advantage of the extra-man. Atletico had already pinned their hopes on penalties when Ronaldo’s unselfish pass set up Hernandez, in from the cold to make his mark in the Spanish capital. CEST With Marcelo, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema all unavailable, there was a midfield role for Ramos, who had the game’s first effort, blazing wildly over from distnace.  Upd. at 23:06 In truth, though, once the dust dies down, Atletico will have few complaints about the result. They were second best over the two legs and failed to take advantage of Los Blancos’ missing men at the Bernabeu.  Sam Marsdencenter_img And the home side continued to look the most likely after the break, with Hernandez in particular wasting golden chances. He shot wide after clever play from Isco and was later denied by a save from the fantastic Jan Oblak.  Madrid continued on the front foot, Atletico seemingly happy to soak up what they could. Cristiano Ronaldo saw one shot blocked by Arda Turan and another one fly wide, while in the middle of those two chances, Hernandez hit the side netting.  It also provoked bad memories for Diego Simeone’s side of last year’s final in Lisbon. There they lost to Madrid despite leading for the majority of the game and Hernandez’s goal here was nearly as late as Sergio Ramos’ equaliser that night.  Javier Hernandez score the only goal of Tuesday night’s latest installment of the Madrid derby in the 88th minute after Arda Turan had been sent off to send Madrid through to the semi-finals of the Champions League, where they will join Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus.  But the first shot on target came Arda, although Iker Casillas comfortably dealt with the Turkish international’s speculative strike.  Carlo Ancelotti’s side, meanwhile, are now dreaming of winning back-to-back Champions Leagues — which would take their grand total to 11 — and are only two points behind Barça in the league.  22/04/2015last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri trashes international football: There isn’t anything to learn from it!

first_imgAdvertisement c9vtNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsnc3xWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Efnt9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2uhgWould you ever consider trying this?😱g0lCan your students do this? 🌚nz9wRoller skating! Powered by Firework It’s matchday 22 out of 38 in the Premier League where Chelsea face Newcastle and the man in charge of The Blues – Maurizio Sarri had some riveting remarks in the press conference about what possibly is the greatest sporting spectatle on the planet – The World Cup.Advertisement In the embargoed section of Sarri’s press conference, journalist learnt that the Italian coach didn’t watch a second of the last World Cup & basically thinks international football is a waste of time.Advertisement While the premise is quite debatable , it is certainly discourteous to demean international football as such. It’s not difficult though to understand where Sarri is coming from when he says this. An acumen for tactics and disciplined management is something the former Napoli coach is renowned for to an extent that a whole system of offensive football is named after him – Sarriball. His time at Naples saw him create a dynamic and fluid approach to quick passing and penetrating defences and he is trying something likewise now at Cobham.Subsequently , such a coach would most likely have a distaste for international football where disciplined management and polished tactics are far fetched terms. Even in important international matches, sometimes tactics get thrown out of the window.Now that Sarri’s preferences are clear , not long remains to know how his first year at the PL has fared. Advertisementlast_img read more

Made to raise the blade

first_imgBy Tyler Lewis At just 30, Brett Forsyth has already achieved the script of childhood dreams at the crease. Behind a trademark application…[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.last_img

Baying of hounds, owners

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON A FINAL decision on a Menzies Creek resident’s application to rear up to 15 rottweilers on his…[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.last_img