Speech: Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit

first_imgYour excellencies The President and Vice President of Ghana,Honorable Minister,High Commissioners,Distinguished Guests,Ladies and Gentlemen,Good morning.Thank you. I am delighted to be here in Accra to welcome you all here to this first UK-Ghana Investment Summit (Ghana). It is the culmination of a great deal of hard work and partnership between our countries – a joint effort of the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce, as well as the UK’s Department for International Trade, International Development, and our Foreign and Commonwealth Office.During her recent visit to Africa, Prime Minister Theresa May set out the UK’s ambition to be the G7’s largest Foreign Direct Investor in Africa by 2022. Ghana will be a key part of that new strategy for Africa. It is a key market for the UK – our fifth largest export and seventh largest import market in Africa.This meeting is the first chance to turn those words into action – and it is fitting that this is the first major event following the Prime Minister’s visit.It brings over 50 major UK companies to Ghana to learn about the opportunities here……talk through in detail the incentives and infrastructure available to support their investment……engage face-to-face with ministers and officials on their specific sector…and to be introduced to potential local partners.It is part of our drive for a stronger, more coherent and more targeted UK approach to Ghana. Only last week, our Trade Envoy to Ghana Adam Afriyie witnessed the announcement of a joint venture between the UK’s Baird & Co. and the Precious Minerals Marketing Company for the establishment of an assaying plant in Ghana’s International Airport zone – a first for the region.And yesterday, we convened the first UK-Ghana Business Council – a six-monthly government to government forum to take forward our new strategic partnership. But these are only first steps. There are so many opportunities yet to be realised. Because the UK and Ghana have a shared agenda – and complementary strengths. Our mutual ties are built on our shared membership of the Commonwealth, our common language, legal system, shared history, and shared time zone – at least for half a year!More than 100,000 people born in Ghana live in the UK – and the Ghanaian diaspora, including those born in the UK, is likely to be about a quarter of a million. Our two countries are ideal partners to build on these links to foster our mutual prosperity: both catalyzing Ghana’s economic transformation and providing UK business with the opportunity to invest in and partner with some of the most exciting companies and entrepreneurs in Africa.And the UK Government is taking real, practical steps to achieve this – working in partnership with the Ghanaian government to stimulate investment……improving ease of doing business……breaking down barriers to trade……mobilizing Ghana’s own domestic resources……and to support your President’s vision of moving ‘beyond aid’. And we will build further on this shared agenda with the UK-Africa Investment Summit being hosted in London next year. We also have our world leading export credit guarantee agency, UK Export Finance –  for which I am the responsible Minister. It supports overseas buyers of the UK goods and services by helping them access competitive finance. It can provide an additional level of certainty and security for UK businesses, and for those companies who use it, they say it is a ‘game-changer’.UKEF’s support in Ghana is in high demand. It has capacity to offer local currency financing, so firms can ‘buy UK, pay Ghanaian’. UKEF’s impact has already been demonstrated through projects such as the Offshore Cape Three Points oil and gas project, for which UKEF provided US$400 million in finance, and the recently financed Kumasi Airport Phase 2 expansion project. And this is only a part of the wider strategic agenda we have across Africa.Whether in the 0.7% of gross national income we are spending to support investment and job creation in Africa and in developing economies across the world……the ambition of our Development Finance Institution, CDC, to invest £3.5 billion in African nations over the next four years……or the UK’s key role in the International Finance Corporation, investing billions in African firms and financial institutions.And we are radically expanding the UK government’s presence in Africa, opening new missions and bringing in trade experts, investment specialists, and other policy experts. Because the UK supports Ghana’s ambition to be a hub for investment in Africa. And the UK has the companies that can invest in Ghana to help you do just this.As someone coming from a business background, I know how important it is to have the right commercial environment in place to allow the private sector to drive that growth and deliver the jobs that will be at the heart of our partnership……transforming labour markets, opening up opportunity and unleashing entrepreneurial spirit.Yes, the UK has the capacity to leverage sums of private sector investment from the world’s most international capital market. But this is about more than just money. We want Ghana to view the UK as a partner of choice for investment – and that means offering an array of addition skills to help foster the right corporate environment to maximise growth, investment and employment.From our world-class professional services, our internationally leading expertise in sectors like education, science and research, or the business networks and experiences of some of the world’s most innovative companies. The importance of that mission, to be that investment partner of choice, is testified to by the number of UK investors here today.Over the next two days, these investors will be unveiling plans for potential business deals worth over £500 million.They range from infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, water treatment plants and rail refurbishment, to support in facilitating investment to Ghana’s priority industrial sectors, to showcasing the unrivalled financial services and world-class professional services expertise of UK firms.And as you scope out the potential of these projects, I want you here to know that you do so with the full support of the UK Government. The number and seniority of the Ghanaian Government ministers attending this summit – led of course by the President himself [H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo] who will address you shortly – show an impressive commitment to engage.His vision – to take ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ is ambitious and compelling – based on economic transformation, industrialization, such as the One District One Factory initiative, and closer integration with global supply chains.Your vision is one we are keen to partner on. And it’s what this Summit is all about. So let’s make the most of it……Let’s partner the financial strength, services and technical expertise of the UK companies with the potential, ambition and local networks of Ghanaian firms… And build a bright, secure and prosperous future for the people of Ghana and the UK.Thank you.last_img read more

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Everything You Need To Know About Dopapod & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Co-Headlining Tour

first_imgWe are pumped for the upcoming Dopapod and Pigeon Playing Ping Pong tour! The bands are surely excited to hit the road together, as their tour kicks off tomorrow night at 1904 in Jacksonville, Fl. Dopapod’s vocalist/guitarist Rob Compa made his excitement about playing with PPPP clear when he spoke to us about the tour, saying “we’re always crossing paths, whether it be barely missing each other along tour or at festivals. After a while it became clear that we ought to do something cool together. I’m happy that this finally came together.” Pigeons front man Greg Ormont returned the sentiment, explaining that “[Dopapod are] great friends and even better musicians, so it should be an epic few months on the road.”Live for Live Music is presenting the tour, so get ready for tons of DopaPigeons content as the bands wind their way across the country. We have a lot of fun things planned for this tour, and we want to make sure that you have all the info you’ll need to keep up with these two awesome bands while they’re on the road this fall! The first leg of the tour starts tomorrow night, as the bands prepare for an eight show Southern run. The bands will hit Jacksonville, Gainesville, St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale, and Orlando in Florida, before arriving in Macon, GA on 10/11 for a show at the Cox Capitol Theater. We’ll check in with the two bands when they get to Macon for what should be an excellent Facebook Live Q&A. The two bands will finish their first leg by hitting Charleston, SC before the they venture back up north for Luna Light Festival in Darlington, MD.There are 33 dates in all on the Dopapod and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong tour, which will also hit Irving Plaza in New York City, The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA, The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, Terminal West in Atlanta, Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC, and many more venues before finishing up December 17th in Kalamazoo, MI. We’ll be there throughout the tour bringing you exclusive content, behind-the-scenes footage, creative feature pieces, video/track releases, and much, much more.Check out a few videos below to get excited for this awesome double bill. Below, watch video of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong playing “F.U.” featuring Dopapod keyboardist Eli Winderman from 4/22/16 at the Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Dopapod playing “Welcome To The Machine” in their Pink Floyd tribute set at Resonance Festival 2016, and a full set of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at DomeFest 2015.video courtesy of Pigeons Playing Ping Pongvideo courtesy of YouTube user mk devovideo courtesy of YouTube user superchillproductionsSee below for a full list of Dopapod & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong tour dates and the official tour art!October 5 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904October 6 – Gainesville, FL – High DiveOctober 7 – St. Petersburg, FL – State TheatreOctober 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture RoomOctober 9 – Orlando, FL – Venue 578October 11 – Macon, GA – Cox Capitol TheatreOctober 12 – Columbia, SC – Music FarmOctober 15 – Darlington, MD – Luna Light Music FestivalOctober 26 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Putnam DenOctober 27 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s PlaceOctober 29 – Northampton, MA – Pearl StreetNovember 2 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott TheaterNovember 3 – Buffalo, NY – Iron WorksNovember 4 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland BallroomNovember 10 – State College, PA – The State TheatreNovember 11 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreNovember 17 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman TheatreNovember 18 – New York, NY – Irving PlazaNovember 19 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville TheatreNovember 30 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelDecember 1 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal WestDecember 2 – Charleston, SC – Pour HouseDecember 3 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreDecember 6 – Chattanooga, TN – Revelry RoomDecember 7 – Nashville, TN – Exit InDecember 8 – St. Louis, MO – Ready RoomDecember 9 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’sDecember 10 – Chicago, IL – Bottom LoungeDecember 11 – Champaign, IL – The AccordDecember 14 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind PigDecember 15 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s BreweryDecember 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Mirimar TheatreDecember 17 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatrelast_img read more

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Lessons of the Week! Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth & More

first_imgGuess what? It’s the Friday before the Tony Awards, people! Broadway.com has been rolling out all sorts of cool stuff about the nominees, hosts and more all week long, and wow. Just wow. These guys are an amazing and wacky bunch. Now we’re taking a look back at some of the crazy things we learned before the ceremony on June 7. Get ready, get set for the Lessons of the Week!Kelli O’Hara Wants to Be GumbyThe Tony-nominated star of The King and I revealed a lot of interesting stuff this week: She can do the worm, she’s got a knuckle-cracking addiction and she wishes she could lift her legs over her head to impress her husband—wait, what?! Kelli, we love getting to know you. But we don’t need to know all about you.Alex Sharp Is In a Tony Love TriangleLast week, we found out Elisabeth Moss is crushing on a fellow Tony nominee: Alex Sharp of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. (And who can blame her?) Sharp thinks she’s stunning, but there’s only one problem—he’s hung up on Skylight nominee Carey Mulligan. Stay tuned next week for another thrilling episode of As the Tony Turns…Geneva Carr Saw a Puddy TatWhen we think of Tony nominees, we imagine them drinking pink champagne and rolling around on piles of money—but lots of actors have had to take odd jobs to pay the bills, like checking coats, or in the case of Hand to God star Geneva Carr, dressing as Tweety Bird. We’re so sorry about that time we terrorized you at the auto show, Geneva. We didn’t know it was you.Alan Cumming Doesn’t Know His LinesTony co-host Alan Cumming played the Emcee in Cabaret over 800 times, so you think he’d know the words to his signature song “Willkommen” by now. But on a trip to Marie’s Crisis with Darren Criss, the star forgot the lyrics, horrifying the theater-obsessed bar crowd. Don’t stress, Alan—on Tony night, you get a teleprompter!Beth Malone Wants to Motorboat a HostSpeaking of Tony co-hosts, Fun Home nominee Beth Malone might get a little crazy with Kristin Chenoweth if she takes home a trophy on Sunday. She confessed she’s always wanted to “motorboat” the Wicked favorite. Hey Beth, have you met Kelli O’Hara, fellow star of Tony Confessions: TMI Edition?Micah Stock Is an Urban LumberjackHow do Tony-nommed dudes dress on a day off? Like a bunch of lumberjacks and hobos. It’s Only a Play star Micah Stock dresses like he’s about to go camping, while Skylight’s Matthew Beard prefers the “Considered Homeless” look. Guys, if you win on Sunday, promise you’ll at least buy some new underwear. From somewhere other than Walmart. Alex Sharp, we’re looking at you.Christian Borle Sucked as a DiscipleChristian Borle nabbed a Tony nomination for playing the Bard in Something Rotten!, but he admits he was a rotten disciple in the 2000 Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. So rotten, in fact, that he wasn’t allowed to be an apostle or go to The Last Supper. It’s OK, Christian, we didn’t go either. Our invitation must have gotten lost in the mail.Annaleigh Ashford Is EdiblePastry chef Zac Young is just as obsessed with Broadway as we are, so he created a collection of theater-themed treats for Tony day. The recipes (and puns) are out of control, and we’re particularly impressed with “Essie’s Love Dreams,” which look just like You Can’t Take It With You star Annaleigh Ashford in dessert form. Hmm, we wonder if Zac could make a dog treat version next year…Jim Parson Hates HatersNow that God has officially penned a Broadway hit, we asked An Act of God star Jim Parsons what the Almighty should take on next. Without even taking a breath, Parsons said, “Those haters on the Internet.” We agree, Jim. Especially when they don’t like our silly polls. Maybe he could also tackle violence, poverty and illness, but Internet haters are good, too.Stars Survive on Booze & Boob TapeAwards season is exciting but exhausting, and as the Tony nominees gear up for the ultimate ceremony of the year, we asked them what special supplies have been getting them through the constant cocktail parties, appearances and events. The answers? Booze, booze, flasks, booze, booze, boxers, booze, booze, whiskey and boob tape. Can’t wait to see you guys wasted and well-endowed at the Tonys! View Comments Kristin Chenowethcenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

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Trail Mix | Derek Hoke

first_imgThe first time I had the pleasure of introducing Derek Hoke to a room of listeners, I made the point of mentioning that, in my mind, Derek was a fine example of the songwriters from East Nashville that were doing music right.To my recollection, Derek was my introduction to the world of East Nashville, where so many of my songwriting heroes now live. Those songwriters represent the best of what comes out of Music City, writing songs more concerned with honesty and real emotion than the glitz and glam of the corporate music machine.I’ve been a big fan of Derek’s since I first heard Goodbye, Rock N Roll, his first record that flirts nicely with both rockabilly and vintage country. Now ready to release Southern Moon, he continues to pen fantastic tunes.I recently chatted with Derek about the new record, bringing his music to Nashville, and his regular gig as host of $2 Tuesdays at The Five Spot.BRO – What do you remember about the first time you ever played one of your own songs live in Nashville?DH – I remember thinking to myself, “This song isn’t very good.” I moved here from Florence, South Carolina. I’d play sports bars, hotel restaurants, and night clubs converted from run down Pizza Huts. I did it all the time. What I never realized was that I was background music. Nobody was really paying attention to what I was doing. I’d play covers and originals and then get handed money at the end of the night. Pretty simple. No criticism if I was terrible, thought perhaps that would have been helpful. My time playing in Nashville was at The Radio Cafe. I realized several things. There were no televisions, everyone was facing the stage, and everyone was listening. There was no college football game going on, and there was no drunk guy yelling for some Skynyrd. This was all new to me, and it was terrifying. I played one more show after before ditching everything I knew and unlearning how I’d been writing and performing music up to that point. I needed to find my own voice and my own sound, because now, people are listening.BRO – You wrote a lot of this record using an electric guitar, as opposed to your traditional acoustic. How did that change your approach?DH – I wrote a lot of the new record around guitar licks I was coming up with. I’ve been taking over lead guitar duties when my band plays live, so I’d practice and practice on that electric. I’d stumble upon some happy accident and think, “Whoa, I gotta remember that lick.” A good example of that from the new album is in “Trouble In Mind,” a simple blues lick that goes against the beat. Another is in the title track, a pretty cool bluegrass lick I was doing around the house. It was fun to write some songs around pieces of a melody instead of being boxed in by just strumming chords on my acoustic guitar.BRO – How often do you get your musical socks knocked off during $2 Tuesdays at The Five Spot?DH – Very often, in fact. A lot of acts come through on tour, so they really give it their all. We recently had Julie Rhodes from Boston come by, and she and her band were amazing. Nights like that are what keep $2 Tuesdays fun and alive. It’s great watching an audience fall in love with an act they’ve never heard of before.BRO – We are featuring “Still Got Time” on this month’s Trail mix. What’s the story behind the song?DH – Have you ever seen an older couple riding a Harley down the interstate? The kind of couple that still goes to concerts in the sixties or sells the house, buys a Winnebago, and travels the country? It’s basically about that. It’s about having fun and being in love after being in love for a long time. I wrote it with Elizabeth in mind to sing it with me. It has an Appalachian feel to it that really suits her voice. I wanted to treat it like a duet, and Elizabeth really nailed it.BRO – Got a good mooning story?DH – I don’t, but I have told a few people to kiss my ass.Each Tuesday, you can find Derek Hoke hosting $2 Tuesdays at The Five Spot. Drop by, spend a little money, and get wowed by some singers and songwriters you have yet to discover. Derek will also be on the road in late April, with shows in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.You can get more information on Derek Hoke, the new record, or when he will be appearing somewhere near you right here.last_img read more

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Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure

first_img1.99934-0This new form is a petition for an order approving a settlement of claim asserted on behalf of a minor. It was created as part of the changes to the civil procedure rules proposed to protect the rights of minors in legal proceedings. 1.90233-0A footnote is added to the summons stating that, as noted in the proposed amendments to 1.140(a)(2), the state, agencies of the state, and officers and employees of the stated sued in an official capacity have 40 days after service of a complaint or crossclaim to answer, except when sued under F.S. 768.28, in which case they have 30 days. Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure 1.35136-1(a) is amended to specify that rule 1.351 is the exclusive means by which nondeposition discovery may be obtained from nonparties. (b) and (d) are amended to permit a party seeking nonparty discovery to have other parties’ objections resolved by the court. 1.82036-4(h) is amended to add: “If a motion for trial is filed by any party, any party having a third-party claim at issue at the time of arbitration may file a motion for trial within 10 days of service of the first motion for trial.” This is to avoid the unintended consequences for defendants with third-party claims who prevailed at arbitration but could not pursue those claims in a circuit court action because no motion for trial was filed, despite a plaintiff or plaintiffs having filed a motion for trial that covered those claims. 1.91340-0 37-01. A notice is added to (a) and (b) concerning the right of minors subpoenaed for testimony to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the taking of testimony under most circumstances. 2. A notice regarding accommodation for persons with disabilities is added to (a) and (b). 1.14033-0(a) is amended to conform the rules to statutory requirements regarding service on the state, an agency of the state, or an officer or employee of the stated sued in an official capacity. Those parties have 40 days after service of a complaint or crossclaim to answer, except when sued under F.S. 768.28, in which case they have 30 days. 1.28032-2A technical correction to (a) is necessary to take into consideration the 2003 amendment to 1.370, which limited the number of requests for admission. Because rule 1.370 now limits the number of requests for admissions, it should be added to the list of exceptions to unlimited use of discovery methods. 1.91140-0 35-01. A notice is added to (a) and (b) concerning the right of minors subpoenaed for testimony to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the taking of testimony under most circumstances. 2. A notice regarding accommodation for persons with disabilities is added to (a) and (b). 1.98235-1A notice is added regarding accommodation for persons with disabilities. 1.65030-3(c)(2)(A) and (c)(2)(C) are amended to implement changes in rule 1.310(b)(8), protecting rights of minors in trial proceedings. 1.31040-0(b)(8) is added so minors subpoenaed for testimony have the right to be accompanied by a parent or guardian present under most circumstances. 1.21035-0(b) is amended as part of the changes to the civil procedure rules to protect the rights of minors in legal proceedings. The changes simply substitute “minor” for “infant” in 6 instances. 1.41040-0(h) is added so minors subpoenaed for testimony have the right to be accompanied by a parent or guardian present under most circumstances. 1.36034-1(a)(1)(C) is added so minors subpoenaed for testimony have the right to be accompanied by a parent or guardian present under most circumstances. 1.47036-0“Jury Instructions” is added to the title of this rule to more accurately reflect its subject matter. RULECOMMITTEE VOTEREASONS FOR CHANGE Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure 1.12030-5(a) is amended to require that initial pleadings on behalf of a minor party note the minority status of that party. This is part of the changes to the civil procedure rules proposed to protect the rights of minors in legal proceedings. 1.52630-0This rule is added to provide that expert opinion is not required to support or oppose a claim or an award of costs, attorneys’ fees, or both, unless required by prior order of the court. 1.91040-0 35-01. A notice is added to (a) and (b) concerning the right of minors subpoenaed for testimony to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the taking of testimony under most circumstances. 2. A notice regarding accommodation for persons with disabilities is added to (a) and (b). 1.22135-0Rule 1.221, concerning condominium association standing, rule 1.222, concerning mobile home association standing, and F.S. 720.303(1), concerning homeowner association standing, have been combined into a single unified rule. 1.91240-0 37-01. A notice is added to (a) and (b) concerning the right of minors subpoenaed for testimony to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the taking of testimony under most circumstances. 2. A notice regarding accommodation for persons with disabilities is added to (a) and (b). 1.22235-0Rule 1.221 is deleted. See note to rule 1.221. The Civil Procedure Rules Committee invites comment on the proposed three-year-cycle amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. The full text of the proposals can be found on the Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org. The proposed amendments will be filed with the court by February 1, 2007. Interested persons have until August 1, to submit comments electronically to Keith H. Park, chair, Civil Procedure Rules Committee, [email protected] June 15, 2006 Notices 1.92232-4A notice is added to (a)–(d) regarding accommodation for persons with disabilities.last_img read more

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Ray of light: CUs, organizations offer aid to Harvey victims

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit union organizations continue to reach out with assistance to families, friends and colleagues affected by Hurricane Harvey.The CUNA Mutual Group Foundation has donated $50,000 to CUAid, the National Credit Union Foundation’s online disaster relief fund. Credit union supporters in every state can make donations at cuaid.coop.PenFed Credit Union, Tysons, Va., has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross Corpus Christi and Houston Chapters. American Red Cross, its employees, retirees and volunteers are among PenFed’s diverse field of membership.last_img read more

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Chelsea vs West Ham TV channel, live stream, time, odds, team news and head-to-head

first_img23 Sep 2018 – West Ham 0-0 Chelsea – Premier League08 Apr 2018 – Chelsea 1-1 West Ham – Premier League09 Dec 2017 – West Ham 1-0 Chelsea – Premier League06 Mar 2017 – West Ham 1-2 Chelsea – Premier League26 Oct 2016 – West Ham 2-1 Chelsea – League Cup Comment West Ham’s Declan Rice made his England debut last month (Picture: Getty Images)When is Chelsea vs West Ham?AdvertisementAdvertisementThe match is on Monday 8 April with kick-off at 8pm at Stamford Bridge.What TV channel is Chelsea vs West Ham on and is there a live stream?Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 7pm.Subscribers can stream the action on Sky Go or watch on the Sky Sports app.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityTeam newsMarcos Alonso, Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have all been struggling for fitness but should be available, at least from the bench.Willian, Ross Barkley and Gonzalo Higuain were all left out of the starting line-up on Wednesday against Brighton and could return.West Ham’s long term absentees – Andy Carroll, Andriy Yarmolenko, Carlos Sanchez, Winston Reid and Jack Wilshere all remain out – but Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic should be available.What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)3/10 Chelsea5/1 Draw10/1 West Ham Advertisement Head-to-head in last five meetings Chelsea vs West Ham TV channel, live stream, time, odds, team news and head-to-headcenter_img MORE: Alan Shearer snubs Man City as Premier League legend names his favourite to win Champions LeagueMORE: Manchester United told to prioritise Toby Alderweireld transfer over summer swoop for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho Phil HaighMonday 8 Apr 2019 8:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Chelsea are coming off back-to-back Premier League wins (Picture: Getty Images)Chelsea have the opportunity to go third in the Premier League on Monday night, if they can beat West Ham at Stamford Bridge.Maurizio Sarri’s side have won their last two league games and can leapfrog both Arsenal and Tottenham with three points against the Hammers.West Ham have been wildly inconsistent of late and will remain in the bottom half of the table whatever the result, where they are currently residing in 11th.The Blues have not beaten their London rivals in their last three meetings in the Premier League, with two draws and one victory for the east Londoners.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sorry kids, Grandpa’s giving away the penthouse to fight coronavirus

first_imgThe two storey penthouse at Level 10/1001/51 Fifth Ave, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast.Sorry kids, grandpa is spending the inheritance, giving away a penthouse he bought for $2.75m a dozen years ago to help fight coronavirus.MORE: State’s ‘Kardashian Palace’ stripped for saleCoronavirus: Six ways to make social isolation betterHome workers dream of a better life in ByronIn fact, 82-year-old semi-retired builder Keith Drake is a great-grandfather — and originally a Kiwi whose business successes include Drake Homes and Pryde Timbers.Mr Drake said his family – which includes four children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren – was comfortable enough.Keith and Glenda Drake in their Maroochydore penthouse, which they’re auctioning off to raise funds for the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital coronavirus Action Fund.“I have always done a certain amount of giving when I have seen people in need. My own family are all well set up, though not in an extravagant way and I felt the RBWH Foundation needed the funding in this instance.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPenthouse sale funds COVID-19 research01:23Mr Drake has had the penthouse out on rent, after moving to an acreage property five years ago with wife Glenda and their 57-year-old son who needs around-the-clock care as a result of quadriplegia cerebral palsy.“The penthouse brings in a bit of rent, but we don’t need to have it. I know what is more important. I have enough and the family has enough, so I said to Glenda, ‘let’s do it’ and she said yes.”Several tradies put in work for free to ensure the penthouse was top notch before auction.He bought the two storey-luxury penthouse – listed as Level 10/1001/51 Fifth Ave, Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast for $2.75m in 2006. Given the rise of the property market in the past 12 years, expectations are high that it will fetch a significant sum at auction for the coronavirus research work.The proceeds from the auction will go to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation coronavirus Action Fund, which hopes to expand trials on two drugs to treat COVID-19.Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, QLD.Real estate agents James Henley and Mark Lawler of Richardson & Wrench Coolum are running the auction campaign for Mr Drake, and both have offered to take no commission on it so that every cent goes into finding treatment for COVID-19.Inspired by the decision to donate proceeds, several local tradies had also helped add value to the penthouse, preparing it for auction.The property has three living rooms.More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days ago“I reckon that if Shane Warne’s baggy green can generate more than a million for bushfire relief there will be people willing to put their hand up to support efforts to find treatments for COVID-19,” said Mr Lawler in a statement.“Time is not on our side and we will be going out with a short, sharp marketing campaign, with an open negotiation auction that will allow bids to be made and viewed in real time ahead of the closing date of May 16.”The sky home has been rented out for the past few years.The beachside penthouse covers 670sq m across two whole floors, and is a four bedroom, three bathroom home, with a roof deck, private heated swimming pool, covered and open entertaining areas, three living rooms, a walk-in pantry with its own airconditioning, temperature-controlled wine cellar, media room, storeroom and secure parking for four cars. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58Mr Drake was inspired to act after seeing Professor David Paterson, Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Director at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research in the news.“I thought they are going to need a bit of money to make this work,” Mr Drake said.The 82-year-old has not stopped working, and is currently looking at a new building consultancy service www.drakehomeconsultants.com.au.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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Foul play suspected in death of British AIDS expert

first_img Share 72 Views   no discussions Tweet NewsRegional Foul play suspected in death of British AIDS expert by: – May 17, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Hilary Hudges AugustinCASTRIES, St Lucia – Questions are being raised about the death of an Englishwoman who relocated to St Lucia with her Rastafarian husband.Hilary Hughes-Augustin, an expert on AIDS, died in a St Lucia hospital two weeks after she was admitted for the treatment of undisclosed injuries.The 50-year-old woman’s death was initially believed to be a “sudden accident”, but police told Britain’s Mail on Sunday that it was now the subject of a “possible murder” investigation after a post-mortem examination raised suspicions of foul play.According to the report, Hughes-Augustin’s devastated father Barry Hughes, a professor of civil engineering at Birmingham University, said he was waiting for news from the police following his daughter’s death earlier this month.“There’s not much we can say at the moment. We may know more in a few days,” he told the newspaper.Police initially said Hughes-Augustin, who styled her hair in dreadlocks after marrying a local Rastafarian understood to be Cleus Augustin, had been the victim of a tragic accident.But, according to the Mail report, Sergeant Emmanuel, acting inspector in charge of the criminal investigation division of the Royal St Lucia Police, said: “What was thought to be an accident could now turn into a murder investigation.”“The evidence warrants a full criminal investigation. We need to establish the merit of this case and have not ruled out this being a murder as opposed to an accident, as was originally thought,” the officer reportedly said.A doctor at the hospital where Hughes-Augustin was treated said a post-¬mortem examination concluded that her death “was not sudden” as police had said, the Mail report continued.The Mail also noted that Hughes-Augustin had petitioned for divorce against her husband in April last year. She was seeking to have the marriage dissolved on the grounds that it had lasted less than five years.Police were quoted as saying that Hughes-Augustin and her husband bought a small house in the rural north-west of the island.  Officers paid her a visit after she complained of being defrauded in a land transaction. “She wanted to press charges, but there was ¬insufficient evidence,” said police, according to the report.The late Hilary Hughes-Augustin was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and attended King’s High School for Girls, a £10,000-a-year day school in Warwick. She later graduated from the University of York.During her career as an expert on AIDS and sexual health, she worked around the world advising major non-profit organisations and served as director of an international development company.She previously worked in health care in Eastern Europe, the United States and Switzerland. In October 2009 she started her own company, Hughes Consulting, from the Caribbean, specialising in advising on AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

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AREVALO BRGY ON LOCKDOWN: Treñas orders ‘extreme ECQ’ in Sto. Niño Sur

first_img* city government officials * 48-year-old female (Patient No. 80) Mayor Jerry Treñas. ARNOLD ALMACEN/CMO Within 72 hours or three days, the results of the tests on the close contacts of the five COVID-19 cases would have been released already, and these would be the bases for the city government’s next steps, said the mayor. There would also be mandatory COVID testing on all high-risk and medium-risk contacts of the COVID-19 positive cases to be conducted by the City Health Office. * offices and businesses are closed Barangay Sto. Niño Sur has 2,015 households. * 57-year-old female (Patient No. 79) The four other cases were confirmed just this May 5. Three of them were barangay health workers while the other one was the bookkeeper of the barangay council. He issued Executive Order (EO) No. 070 yesterday ordering an “extreme enhanced community quarantine” (EECQ) in Barangay Sto. Niño Sur. * transportation (private and public) is suspended * 55-year-old female (Patient No. 73) * 48-year-old male (region’s Patient No. 66) * officials of the IATF ILOILO City – With five confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Barangay Sto. Niño Sur in Arevalo district was placed on a 72-hour lockdown beginning 12:01 a.m. yesterday “unless a longer period is required to conduct mandatory random testing,” according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. * city health personnel * 43- year-old female (Patient No. 78) * residents must stay at home * quarantine passes are suspended * healthcare workers, sanitation personnel of city government * police, soldiers, PSTMO, force multipliers and volunteers maintaining peace and order According to Treñas, only a little over 500 test results have been released so far, so the public should not be surprised if the number of confirmed cases would soon increase. All the five Sto. Niño Sur cases were among the so far 1,507 city government frontliners subjected to COVID-19 testing. For the duration of the EECQ, the city government “shall provide the food and medical needs of the residents…Barangay officials shall secure the list of necessary medicines of the residents (and) submit (this) to the City Health Office immediately.” People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. During the three-day lockdown, the following must be observed within the barangay: Treñas tasked the barangay officials of Sto. Niño Sur to enforce his EO with the help of the Iloilo City Police Office, Philippine Army, Bureau of Fire Protection, Public Safety and Traffic Management Office (PSTMO), and force multipliers. * Philippine Red Cross personnel He also identified the following as the only authorized persons to enter and leave Barangay Sto. Niño Sur: * personnel distributing food and medicines to the barangay residents The Barangay Sto. Niño Sur cases – now all at the city government’s quarantine facility – were the following: These restrictions, however, do not apply to persons who need immediate hospital care and management and those persons allowed by the executive order. * Department of Health (DOH) personnel Patient No. 66, the barangay’s – and Arevalo’s – first COVID-19 patient, worked as driver of the Iloilo City Emergency Responders. Part of the EO read: “Whereas, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolution No. 11, Series of 2020 provides that a barangay-wide quarantine may be imposed where there are at least two COVID-19 positive cases belonging to different households in the same village.” These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. * Bureau of Fire Protection personnel/PNlast_img read more

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