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Digital Consumer Dividend Fund files IPO Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Faircourt migrates two closed-end funds to NEO IE Staff Details of the approved changes to the fund are contained in the management information circular of the fund dated Feb, 8, 2013. The fund is a closed-end investment fund established to provide unitholders with investment exposure to a diversified portfolio of Canadian high yield fixed income securities actively managed by High Rock Capital Management Inc. Toronto-based Scotia Managed Companies Administration Inc., the manager of Advantaged Canadian High Yield Bond Fund (TSX: AHY.UN), announced Friday that the fund’s unitholders approved amendments that will permit the fund to continue as a closed-end fund after March 29. In addition, the amendments provide unitholders with a right to redeem their units at their respective net asset value per unit on December 15 of each year commencing in 2013. Europe Blue-Chip Dividend & Growth Fund confirms termination date Keywords Closed-end funds Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

first_img By Andy Cliff, director, Straightforward Consultancy 18/01/2021 With regard to the decision by DB Schenker to cease its EU-UK service a few days ago, I have to say I was surprised. But from the stories I have been hearing in the marketplace since 4 January, maybe I shouldn’t have been.I say this as – even though I completely understand that we have just left the simplicity of the Single Market behind – the fact is that regardless of the deal that the UK and EU managed to agree, everyone (customers included) knew at least a year ago that Customs declarations would be required from 1st January 2021.I realise that many of the European operators tend to be Europe specialists and so they have existed in a non-Customs environment since the inception of the Single Market in 1993, but let’s not overcomplicate this.Leaving delivery duty paid (DDP) moves aside, which are not practical for most shippers intra-Europe for several reasons, freight forwarders have offered “door to door” (or Incoterms DAP) services on a global basis for many years, be that London-Los Angeles or Singapore-Frankfurt for air and ocean traffic so we’re not re-inventing the wheel here. © Charlieaja |center_img Of course, this is a seismic change to the way European companies have traded with each other for 27 years and the many stakeholders, be they exporters, importers, forwarders, Customs or governments clearly aren’t on the same page.And everything was ridiculously late, be that the UK/EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA) or border/Customs systems themselves, e.g. the Trader Support Service (TSS) which seems to have fallen over, holding up deliveries to Northern Ireland.The TCA was only published on 26th December, and only then did we learn about the 67 pages governing Rules Of Origin. That definitely was not helpful to industry or importers/exporters, but there is clear guidance on what an export declaration should look like, and how to ascertain if a product meets the test for EU or UK origin.Aside from the Rules Of Origin “curved ball”, I do wonder whether there’s been a lack of industry understanding of the key steps involved in a DAP movement and the vital preparation required to offer a door-door service (DAP) from EU-UK or the other way.DB Schenker, along with many other EU specialist operators will have regular ongoing customers from the EU-UK and I am sure that, as DB Schenker customers, many exporters and importers would expect it to begin preparations with them months in advance to ensure that shipments could continue to flow. For example, on DAP exports from the EU, engaging with UK importers and setting up arrangements for Customs clearance, approval to use the deferment account and agreeing commodity codes / procedure codes for the shipments in advance, as well as setting up a credit account for the Customs clearance costs, any duty/VAT and outlay fees. At SCL, we issued a detailed and updated bulletin on 1st October highlighting the key steps for importers and exporters to take and this is still downloadable from our website.In DB Schenker’s defence, one thing which cannot be prepared for in this way are the one-off or “ad-hoc” shipments where a forwarder has never dealt with the exporter or importer before, and for these shipments, the forwarder should not even take a booking until every box is ticked, it will only cause delays, upset the customer and delay other customers’ shipments.As mentioned above, the Rules Of Origin will have meant that exporters and forwarders alike had to digest this new information and set about changing IT systems, invoice formats and forwarder booking screens to accommodate this information, which is vital for the import declaration. So, only knowing this five days before was unhelpful, unprofessional and extremely damaging from a business standpoint, and in my opinion, this responsibility lies at the door of the UK/EU governments.With regard to their apparent request for every UK importer to sign a Letter of Direct Representation to perform Customs clearances, almost all forwarders will act as Direct Representatives by default (which means they are not liable for any Customs debt or legally responsible for declaration errors) and will show this in their terms and conditions.To be honest, I think this a little over the top and it will only confuse and worry customers unused to the new  Customs processes even more.In the last 10 years at Straightforward Consultancy, dealing with many small, medium and large forwarders, I can recall only two occasions where forwarders we engaged insisted on a signed Letter of Empowerment (LOE), giving them formal authority to submit Customs declarations, and even then it seemed that it was more about their own internal compliance processes. Even if they felt they needed a LOE, for regular customers, could this not have been set up beforehand as part of a Brexit-readiness process?To summarise, I remember preparing import Customs entries in the 1980s and of course we had many imports from the EU, with whom we had a free trade agreement. It was simple, if it was made in say France, the exporter issued a T2/T2L document to confirm that and this allowed us to clear the shipment free of duty. It wasn’t onerous, it was normal, and I really can’t understand why we can’t just see that all we’re doing here is moving shipments, just like freight forwarders always did.Can it really be that with all the advances in technology, we’re struggling to carry out basic international movements between an exporter and an importer?It’s not rocket science, guys.last_img read more

first_imgGreenville Police Department(GREENVILLE, S.C.) — A man in South Carolina with gun tattoo on his face has been arrested for illegally possessing a gun.Michael Vines, who is federally prohibited from possessing a firearm, allegedly tried tossing away a loaded .38-caliber revolver after a recent car accident and was spotted by firefighters responding to the scene, police said.The Greenville firefighters alerted Greenville Police, who provided details of the arrest on the department’s Facebook page.GPD officers recovered the weapon and charged Vines with unlawfully carrying a firearm in addition to driving under a suspended license and driving too fast for the current conditions.It is unknown at this time whether Vines has hired an attorney. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgCarter will report directly to the port’s executive director John Mohr. He will be responsible for Port of Everett’s USD56 million-plus capital and operating budgets, investment portfolios, risk management, bond assurance and overseeing IT. Carter will also participate in union negotiations, lead staff efforts for the state and federal audits, and manage the Port’s industrial development corporation. Most recently, Carter served a five-year term as director of finance of the city of Bellingham, Washington.John Carter www.portofeverett.comlast_img read more

first_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. Related Topics Francisco Lindor has had some very interesting hairstyles over the last few months. After dying his hair platinum to honor his dad right before Spring Training, Lindor once again dyed his hair back to his natural blonde locks. But just through a few months of having his hair back to normal, Lindor has switched it up again.This time though, there’ll be no need for shampoo or hair products.Lindor had a bet with his high school’s baseball team where he laid down a challenge to the team. If the squad went undefeated, the Tribe’s shortstop would commit to shaving his head. It’s tough to go undefeated in any level of baseball, so he had to feel good about his bet.Wrong.The team rattled off 25 victories while never succumbing to defeat. As a result, Frankie’s hair is no more.When you loose a bet to your high school team and you gotta shave #25-0 #ShaveMyHead pic.twitter.com/WeCf8wi3z5— Francisco Lindor (@Lindor12BC) May 11, 2018Not a bad look, Frankie.Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor loses bet (and his hair) with high school alma mater https://t.co/Qyx6GYwQz1 pic.twitter.com/L3HC4Pp1wY— WKYC Channel 3 News (@wkyc) May 11, 2018center_img Eli Mooneyhamlast_img read more

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch Bellator Dublin on Sept. 27But even more history will be made on the show when McKee’s father, Antonio, returns after a five-year retirement to face William Sriyapai in the preliminary portion of the card. When A.J. steps into the cage as part of the main card, the McKees will officially become the first father-son duo to fight at the same event for a major MMA organization.* * *Antonio McKee (29-6-2) started competing in 1999, when A.J. was 4 years old. MMA wasn’t sanctioned in those days, which means fighting was like the Wild, Wild West. He competed in promotions like the UFC, the IFL and the World Series of Fighting (now the Professional Fighters League). He went undefeated for 7 1/2 years (14-0-1).A.J. doesn’t remember much about the early days, except for one thing.”He always had these funky wrestling shoes that always made me laugh,” the younger McKee said. While Antonio was taking fights in Japan, Mexico and Russia to put food on the table, A.J was getting into fights on the playground at school starting in the second grade. He graduted to fighting in the bathroom when he was in high school for much as $100.”I kept telling my dad I wanted to fight like he did,” A.J. McKee said. “He kept telling me no, so I went and did it at school to get his attention.”BELLATOR 228: Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire vs. Juan Archuleta fight date, price, how to watch, live streamA job of a parent is to protect their kids at all costs and ensure they are always safe. Despite A.J.’s badgering to let him follow in his father’s footsteps, Antonio kept resisting until right around A.J.’s 18th birthday. “Amateur fights weren’t really around, so we used to go to other gyms and do, like, little exhibition matches with this gym vs. our gym, their gym vs. this gym,” the younger McKee said. “That was kind of my amateur career for me until I started doing actual amateur fights.”Antonio still wasn’t convinced his son should fight for a living, though. He wanted to see if A.J. could compete in an MMA bout instead of the bare-knuckle, street-fighter variety to which he was accustomed. The rest is history.”I would say a week after my 18th birthday, I went up to my dad and was like, ‘You know what? I’m ready. I want to fight like you. Let’s do this. I need to be in this industry fighting,’ so he was like, ‘You know what? Let me see for myself.’ I went out there and faced this guy, and the match was supposed to be three rounds at three minutes apiece. Immediately, I picked this guy up and dropped him on his head. And he looked at me and was like, ‘Holy crap. I think we got a fighter here. Let’s stop messing around. Now, if you’re going to do this, you got to do it right and give it 110 percent.'”* * *A.J. McKee made his pro debut at Bellator 136 on April 10, 2015, against Marcos Bonilla. He instantly put the MMA world on notice in choking out Bonilla in a little over two minutes.McKee has steamrolled through the competition ever since. He sports a 14-0 record, with nine victories by stoppage, heading into Bellator 228. He has become one of MMA’s hottest prospects, with most pundits feeling he’s on the cusp of becoming a world champion.When the 49-year-old Antonio McKee approached his son about him also being on the Bellator 228 card, A.J. was excited because he always wanted the moment to happen. There is trepidation, however; A.J. doesn’t want to see the person who helped him become the person he is today to get hurt in any way. “When your actual father’s going into the cage, he’s going to war, in a sense,” A.J. McKee said. “He’s going to get punched and kicked, so it’s a little scary, but I got to go out there and do my job and make sure that I do my job and advance to the next round.”The fight against Karakhanyan is personal for the younger McKee. Both fighters come from California and have known each other for years. When Karakhanyan started in mixed martial arts, he trained in the same gym as Antonio McKee. Things turned sour recently when Karakhanyan and A.J. McKee were doing media rounds together. Karakhanyan was asked who he wanted to fight next, and he said McKee, who was surprised by the comments. A.J. will be in Antonio’s corner Saturday, and the roles will be reversed later in the evening. A.J. knows his dad will take care of business, and he’s confident he’ll cap off the monumental night by inching closer to accomplishing his dream and carrying on the McKee name with honor and dignity.”Georgi knows he’s going to have a fight on his hands,” A.J. McKee said. “He remembers when he was a 17-, 18-year-old kid walking around, playing around, punching and kicking people. I’m not a 4-year-old kid anymore. I’m not only fighting for a million dollars, but for my family’s legacy.”Georgi, he’s been around. He knows my dad. He knows he’s got a fight on his hands. My advice to him is, ‘Don’t leave room for error, because if you do, you can get caught.’ I’m the mercenary doing what he does best by kicking ass, taking names, and Georgi is the man with the name and needs to get his ass kicked.” In the mind of 24-year-old A.J. McKee, history was already going to be made Saturday at Bellator 228. He will be starting his journey toward winning the Featherweight Grand Prix and, ultimately, the featherweight championship as he takes on Georgi Karakhanyan in the opening round of the tournament, which can be seen exclusively on DAZN. “I think the 145-pound division we have is probably one of the most stacked weight classes in the world,” McKee told Sporting News. “Not even just in the world, we are in the common division right now, which is kind of weird, you know, With me being the young one, I’m looking to come out there and win the tournament, become the featherweight champion and cash that $1 million check at 24 years old. My dad literally has to calm me down. I’m cutting weight, and I’m still wanting to go work out. He’s like, ‘Dude, just relax, like, chill out a little bit.’ I’m like, ‘Dude, this is grind time.'”last_img read more

first_img Castlegar 2-9 Killimordaly 0-15 Kinvara 4-13 Cois Fharraige 0-8 Moycullen 3-11 Carnmore 3-6 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging U16 B1 Hurling Mullagh/Kiltormer 4-14 Pdraig Pearses 3-8 Salthill-Knocknacarra 2-14 St Thomas 2-7 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 16 B Hurling Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 2-15 Kilconieron 0-7 Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 2-14 Gort 0-4 Michael Cusacks 0-0 Ballinasloe 0-0 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 16 C hurling Ahascragh/Fohenagh 2-8 Liam Mellows 1-11 Ballinderreen 5-18 Portumna 0-6 Division 1 Football League St Michael’s 1-11 Annaghdown 1-6 Division 4 Football League St Gabriel’s 0-9 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5 Challoner Trophies U21A Hurling Championship Group 1 St Mary’s GAA Athenry 2-18 Castlegar 1-16 Clarinbridge 1-15 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 0-13 Challoner Trophies U21A Hurling Championship Group 2 Turloughmore 0-22 Liam Mellows 0-17 Challoner Trophies U21A1 Hurling Championship Killimordaly 2-12 Killimor 0-12 Oranmore-Maree 0-16 Michael Cusacks 0-11 Challoner Trophies U21B Hurling Championship Ballinderreen 2-11 Pdraig Pearses 0-12 Portumna 4-15 Ballygar 1-15 Moycullen 3-15 Annaghdown 1-7 Challoner Trophies U21B Hurling Championship Group 2 Salthill-Knocknacarra 1-15 Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 1-12 Challoner Trophies U21B1 Hurling Championship Group 1 Cois Fharraige 0-0 Gort 0-0 Challoner Trophies U21B1 Hurling Championship Group 3 Abbeyknockmoy 1-14 Sylane 1-9 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging U16 A1 hurling print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgRoinn B (13) Carrabane 2 – 13 Maree    1 – 8        Roinn C (13) Ballymana 0 – 10 Portumna    0 – 4   Roinn D (13) Corrandulla 3 – 5 Mountbellew 2 – 3 Roinn E (13) Brierhill   4 – 8 Cregmore3 – 3 Roinn F (11) Bushypark   5 – 8 St. Pats Galway 0 – 3 Roinn G (11) Carnaun   7 – 10 Kiltullagh 3 – 6Roinn H (*9) Gurteen  4 – 20 Tullykyne   4 – 6  Roinn I   (9) Menlough2 – 5 Annagh   1 – 6      Roinn J (9) Tierneevin 7 – 9 Woodford 1 – 2Roinn K (9) Kilnadeema   4 – 16 Doorus 1 – 5    Roinn L (7) Mullagh    1 – 13 Ballaghlea 1 – 10  Roinn M (7) Lough Cutra 5 – 6 Clonfert 5 – 5 (AET)   Roinn N (7) Kilcoona  9 – 4 Kilconly    0 – 3           Roinn O (7) Kilkerrin   5 – 6 Windfield 2 – 1          Roinn S   (9) Cummer   1 – 8Sylane   1 – 2Roinn P (5) Caltra 7 – 8 Raheen    5 – 5       Roinn R (5) Kiltormer 1 – 6 Abbey    1 – 0Girls Football Roinn E (11) Clarinbridge beat Scoil Fhursa   print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Roinn A (13) Killeeneen 3 – 14 Bullaun   0 – 3  last_img read more

first_imgHere is another opportunity to hear Galway Bay FM’s commentary of their win presented by John Mulligan with Commentary from Sean Walsh, Cyril Donnellan and Niall Canavan. First Half Second HalfAfter the game, members of the victorious St Thomas team and management joined Sean, Niall and Cyril in the commentary box.St Thomas Captain Conor Cooney giving his acceptance speech after the county final. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email In what was a thrilling Salthill Hotel County Senior Hurling Final, St Thomas beat Liam Mellows by 1-13 to 0-14 to bring the County Cup back to Kilchreest, Castledaly and Peterswell for the fourth time. last_img read more

first_imgListen back to Ollie Turner and Kevin O’Dwyer from Kilmallock last Saturday as Oughterard booked their place in the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Final after a famous 1-12 to 0-12 win over Kerry side Templenoe. (Photo courtesy of Donal Kelly) print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img