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When it rains, it pours: Storm Christoph strikes up to £120m of insurance damage across the UK

first_imgAround 80 people, including care home residents, were evacuated during flooding in Skewen, while severe warnings remain in place due to high river levels. Residents have been forced to leave their homes and a major incident declared in Wales after enduring the highest rainfall of the four UK nations. Residents are evacuated from a local care home in Northwich on Thursday. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) When it rains, it pours: Storm Christoph strikes up to £120m of insurance damage across the UK Share Residents are evacuated from a local care home in Northwich on Thursday. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Also Read: When it rains, it pours: Storm Christoph strikes up to £120m of insurance damage across the UK Mohammed Khan, General Insuance Leader at PwC, has warned of significant insurance losses but says damages should not surpass the numbers caused by Storm Ciara in February 2020. “This is clearly dependent on what future rainfall occurs but currently would be less than the losses that occurred from Storm Ciara last year.” Kahn said: “It is still very early to say what the impact on the general insurance industry will be but based on the current weather, PwC estimates that the losses from Storm Christoph will be between £80m and £120m. Show Comments ▼ Flood Re, a joint initiative between the government and insurers, aims to make the flood cover section of household insurance policies more affordable. Residents are evacuated from a local care home in Northwich on Thursday. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Also Read: When it rains, it pours: Storm Christoph strikes up to £120m of insurance damage across the UK center_img Friday 22 January 2021 8:56 am Tags: UK weather UK insurance losses could reach up to £120m in the wake of Storm Christoph with Wales hit the hardest, according to a PwC insurance leader. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org The Welsh Government said it would work with councils to deliver payments ranging from £500 to £1,000 to affected households. whatsapp “Flood Re charges a fixed premium for the flood element of home insurance for properties built in 2009 and prior.” whatsapp In the UK, hundreds of thousands of homes are harder to insure due to their high risk of flooding, meaning they may be charged higher premiums. Damian Shepherd Khan said: “Due to the existence of Flood Re, homeowners who have seen their properties flooded will not necessarily see an increase in the flood element of their premiums on renewal, following the recent storms and current weather.last_img read more

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Deaths in Laois – Friday, June 21, 2019

first_img Deaths in Laois – Friday, June 21, 2019 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleJOB VACANCY: Blue Equipment Ireland Ltd are looking to hire full-time accounts assistantNext articleYour guide to the Laois minor footballers Leinster championship semi final clash with Kildare LaoisToday Reporter Pinterest GAA Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Paddy Byrne13 Wolfe Tone Street, Mountmellick, LaoisPaddy Byrne (Byrne Tyres). Died suddenly at his residence.Siobhán PowerQuinagh, Ballinacarrig, Carlow / LaoisSiobhán Power of Ballinacarrig, Quinagh and Clonagh, Ballickmoyler, Carlow, passed away after a short illness on June 19th, 2019, at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Beloved daughter of James and Esther and much loved sister of Colleen, Niamh and James Jnr. She will be sadly missed by her loving parents, brother, sisters, aunts, uncles, relatives, Carers and friends.“May Siobhán’s Gentle Soul Rest In Peace”Funeral arrangements will follow shortly.John Joe BennettHophall (R32 H681), Portlaoise, LaoisBeloved husband of the late Anne and much loved father of Mary, Michael, Patricia and Anne. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sons in law, Jim, Michael and John, daughter in law Aileen, grandchildren, sister in law (Bridie Conroy), nieces , nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.Reposing at his home (R32 H681) from 3:00pm on Wednesday with rosary recital at 9:00pm. Removal on Thursday evening at 6:30pm to Holy Cross Church, Ratheniska for 7:00pm prayers. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11:00am with burial afterwards in the adjioning cemetery.Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Irish Home Care.Matthew ByrneWolftone Street, Mountmellick, LaoisDied 18th of June peacefully in his home. Deeply regretted by his loving brother Noel and sister Margaret, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Rest In PeaceReposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick, on Wednesday from 5pm. Removal to St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, at 6.45pm arriving for 7pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday morning at 11am. Burial afterwards in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Mountmellick.John DowneyBallyroan Road, Abbeyleix, LaoisFormerly of Stradbally and Ratheniska. Peacefully, in the loving care of his family. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Gemma, son Sean, daughters Regina, Elaine and Olivia, sons-in-law Tony, Mick and Pete, daughter-in-law Breda, grandchildren Aoife, Conor, Ruairi, Aideen, Ella lia, Cillian, Ross and Anna, extended family, relatives and friends.Reposing at his residence on Wednesday from 4pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal to The Church Of The Holy Cross, Ratheniska, for 2pm Requiem Mass on Thursday. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Peter GormanGarrons, Stradbally, LaoisPray for the soul of Peter Gorman, the oldest of seven sons born to Nicholas and Patricia Gorman of Garrons, Stradbally and Beckenham, Kent, England, who died on the 11th of June after a short illness in Capetown, South Africia. Funeral this Saturday the 22nd of June at 10am in Capetown.Anne CourtneyArles, Ballickmoyler, Laois / CarlowAnne Courtney of Arles , Co Laois passed away peacefully on June 17th at her daughter Heather’s home Arles, Ballickmoyler.Loving mother and grandmother, she will be greatly missed by all her family.Short time of Thanksgiving and Prayer at her daughter Heather’s home (Eircode R93 CF86) on Wednesday evening 19th June at 7pm.Memorial and Burial in Belfast on Saturday 22nd June, time to be confirmed shortly.“We have a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Thursday, June 20, 2019 By LaoisToday Reporter – 21st June 2019 center_img Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest Facebook Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Friday, June 21, 2019 Deaths Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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Laois’s remaining post offices ‘must be protected’

first_imgHome News Community Laois’s remaining post offices ‘must be protected’ NewsCommunity Pinterest Electric Picnic Twitter TAGSAn PostBrian Stanley WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 7th May 2021 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook Council Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Laois’s remaining post offices ‘must be protected’ Previous articleLaois GAA set to confirm 2021 club schedule in the coming weekNext articleLaois primary school teacher publishes children’s book on sustainability Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that the remaining post offices in Laois ‘must be protected’ in order to prevent further closures.He has welcomed news that the government has accepted Sinn Féin amendments to a Seanad motion on the future of An Post.The Sinn Féin amendments called on the government to introduce a Public Service Obligation (PSO) to secure the future of our post office network and prevent further post office closures.This is a levy on all electricity bills and is currently used to fund the costs of certain services that the Government deems essential to.In essence, the obligation was designed to fund the cost of services that the market, left to itself, would not provide.Mr Stanley said: “The postal service has been blighted by closures and hobbled by cutbacks. We need urgent action and significant investment from the government if we don’t want further closures.“Sinn Féin fully supports the call of the Irish Postmasters’ Union for a PSO and we have been advocating for this for over a decade.“Notably, Fianna Fáil also supported a PSO when in opposition and spoke in favour of it during a Dáil debate on a Sinn Féin motion in 2018.“However, support for a PSO was conspicuously absent from the Seanad motion brought by Fianna Fáil recently. It would have been completely hypocritical to call for a PSO and then drop support for it once in government.“People who rely on their post offices were watching intently to see if they did what they promised and fortunately, Fianna Fáil supported the Sinn Féin amendments.”According to Mr Stanley, since 2018, more than 200 post offices have closed nationwide.He said: “In Laois/Offaly these closures included Ballinakill, Ballybrittas, Geashill, Moneygall, Mountlucas, Pollagh, and Walsh Island. The remaining Post Offices in the Constituency need to be protected.“Without support of the PSO, the State faces significant levels of unrestrained closures according to a report by Grant Thornton commissioned by the Irish Postmasters’ Union.“Simply calling on the government is not enough. Now we need to follow this commitment up with action. Without urgent action we’ll see more closures.“If the Government believes that An Post has untapped potential to do more across many areas of the public, business and community life in Ireland, then Post Offices need to be utilised to provide a wider range of services.’’SEE ALSO – Laois man claims €250,000 prize following recent Lotto win Pinterest Facebook Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival WhatsApp Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

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Dundee appoints independent chairman

first_img PenderFund names new SVP for investments CETFA elects new board leader In a statement, the company indicated that its board “believes that the appointment of an independent chairman is in the best interest of our shareholders, as it is consistent with current best governance practices and is more in line with the lead director mandate with which the board has operated over the last several years.” Goodman will remain a director of the company, and will continue in his other roles at the firm, including as CEO of Goodman Merchant Capital Inc. Prior to his appointment as chairman, McLeish has been the lead director of Dundee. He is currently a member of the board’s audit committee, corporate governance and nominating committee, and serves as chairman of the compensation committee. He spent 35 years in the investment business, including stints as a managing director at Newport Partners, Inc., vice chairman at Merrill Lynch Canada, Inc., and vice chairman by Midland Walwyn Capital. Along with the changeover in the chairman’s seat, the board also announced that it has accepted the resignation of Normand Beauchamp, who has been on the board since the company was established in 1991. He is being replaced by Virginia Gambale, founder and managing partner of Azimuth Partners LLC, a strategy and advisory firm. She was also formerly a senior executive at Merrill Lynch, Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank, and has served on several other corporate boards. “Ms. Gambale’s leadership and extensive industry experience will be extremely valuable for the company as it develops its asset management business,” it said; adding that it expects further appointments to the board. James Langton TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Ned Goodman is stepping down from his position as chairman of Dundee Corp. to be replaced by Robert McLeish. Dundee (TSX:DC.A) said late Thursday that its board has appointed McLeish as its new independent chairman. Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Dundee Corp. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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CRA updates tax folio on capital cost allowance regime

first_imgThe CRA provides guidance on the interpretation of the term relevant spot rate, among other topics related to tax compliance and currency, in “Income Tax Folio S5-F4-1 Income Tax Reporting Currency,” released the same day as the CCA folio.In May 2017, the Bank of Canada stopped reporting a noon spot price, and instead began providing a daily average rate, published at 4:30 p.m. ET. Later that year, the Government of Canada changed the definition of relevant spot rate, effective retroactively to March 1, 2017.When a property is acquired with a foreign currency, the relevant spot rate is used to convert the amount to Canadian dollars. In the Income Tax Act, the relevant spot rate is generally defined as the foreign exchange rate quoted by the Bank of Canada for the particular day, or, if the day is before March 1, 2017, the Bank of Canada noon rate. The CRA may accept a spot rate other than the Bank of Canada rate, under certain situations. These situations are discussed in detail in the updated income tax folio on currency reporting.The updated income tax folio on capital cost allowance provides taxpayers with a general discussion and guidance on the regime. In particular, it addresses proposed changes to the CCA regime released by the Department of Finance in November 2018, as part of that year’s Fall Economic Statement, that would allow businesses to expense the purchase of machinery, equipment and other capital properly more quickly than before. The measures were introduced to address a perceived gap in competitiveness relative to the U.S. after the U.S. government introduced extensive tax reforms in 2017. U.S. businesses may have to report crypto assets to IRS Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Rudy Mezzetta Keywords TaxesCompanies Canada Revenue Agency U.S. proposes tax of at least 15% on global corporate profits Government to reimburse self-employed workers who repaid CERB tax calculator with red button razihusin/123RF The Canada Revenue Agency has released an updated income tax folio regarding its new capital cost allowance regime featuring updated guidance on how property purchased with foreign currency should be reported for tax purposes.Published on Feb. 27, “Income Tax Folio S3-F4-CI, General Discussion of Capital Cost Allowance” includes information reflecting amendments made by the federal government in 2017 to the definition of “relevant spot rate,” or the rate at which at an amount is converted from a foreign currency to the Canadian dollar for that day, or vice versa. last_img read more

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Farm Management Deposits Scheme: it’s time to have your say

first_imgFarm Management Deposits Scheme: it’s time to have your say AgForce is encouraging members to share their thoughts on the effectiveness of the Government’s Farm Management Deposits Scheme (FMDS).The Federal Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is conducting an evaluation into the widely-used initiative, which allows primary producers to set aside pre-tax income in good years to cover low-income years.AgForce will be providing a formal submission, however producers and industry stakeholders (such as bankers, accountants and advisors), have also been called on to give valuable individual feedback.The evaluation will assess the operation of the FMDS, looking at how effectively the scheme is administered and whether policy objectives are being met.Members’ feedback will help to optimise the scheme and can be submitted through an online survey.Submissions close on 26 April. /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:AgForce, Agriculture, environment, Federal, federal government, Government, industry, Internet, online, operation, QLD, Queensland, survey, Waterlast_img read more

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New Design for ‘Govnet’ to be Completed by Next Month

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe new design for the Government’s proposed communications network ‘GovNet’, which is expected to result in greater efficiency in the public sector, is to be completed by July.Challenges were encountered with the previous design, which was at an advanced stage.Mr. Robinson pointed out that GovNet is to be a secure wide area network ‘backbone’ communication infrastructure. RelatedState Minister Proposes Mandatory Pension System The new design for the Government’s proposed communications network ‘GovNet’, which is expected to result in greater efficiency in the public sector, is to be completed by July.Challenges were encountered with the previous design, which was at an advanced stage.State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, made the disclosure during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 11.“Right now all ministries, agencies and departments manage their own infrastructure. We are now doing a new design for GovNet,” he said, noting that this will facilitate cost effective and efficient services to citizens.Mr. Robinson pointed out that GovNet is to be a secure wide area network ‘backbone’ communication infrastructure, which will connect Government Ministries Agencies, and Departments, to facilitate shared services, including data centre computing services (Gov-Cloud), consolidated voice communication system (Gov-Talk), consolidated email system (Gov-Email), and Gov-Internet.He noted that this integrated system for the public sector, is crucial to minimising communication costs, citing statistics from 2012 which reveal that the Government spent approximately US$8 million on government to government calls.“(That’s) just somebody in government calling somebody in government…We are looking at a Gov-Talk system, which will eliminate the need for all of these, particularly the cellular calls,” he said.He also noted that for that period, the Government spent an additional $4 million on data services. RelatedSpecial Education Schools to Benefit from $33 Million Projectcenter_img RelatedPositive Feedback for Entertainment Registry New Design for ‘Govnet’ to be Completed by Next Month ParliamentJune 13, 2014Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards Advertisementslast_img read more

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Axiata’s Q2 profit drops 44% on forex costs

first_img Axiata Group’s profit dropped 44 per cent to MYR393 million ($124 million) in Q2, due to costs associated with XL’s acquisition of Axis (Indonesia) in March as well as higher forex losses across many of its operating companies.Revenue in Q2 rose 2.2 per cent to MYR4.7 billion.Its profit for the first half of the year was down 18.7 per cent to MYR1.12 billion, with revenue during that period up 1.5 per cent to MYR9.2 billion.EBITDA fell 3 per cent in H1 to MYR3.5 billion.XL reported earlier in the week an IDR483 billion ($41.3 million) loss in first half of the year. H1 revenue increased 12% to IDR11.6 trillion, with data revenue rising 45 per cent year-on-year.XL’s contribution to group EBITDA dropped 3 percentage points to 34 per cent due in part to the impact of a 12-per cent fall in the Indonesian rupiah.Malaysia’s Celcom, which accounted for 45 percent of group EBITDA in H1, also faced challenges, with declining voice and SMS pushing overall revenue down 3.5 per cent during the period.Smart in Cambodia was Axiata’s growth leader, with a 35-per cent in revenue in the first half of the year and EBITDA up 78 per cent. Data revenue increased by 115 per cent and now accounts for 19 per cent of total revenue.This firm, however, contributes only 3 per cent of the group’s total revenue and 3 per cent of its EBITDA.Its operation in Sri Lanka, Dialog, posted 7-per cent revenue growth in H1. Data revenue surged 54 per cent, and it increased its mobile subscriber base by 15 per cent. Dialog accounts for 9 per cent of group revenue and 7 per cent of EBITDA.Robi in Bangladesh also had revenue growth of 7 per cent and saw data revenue double in the period. It produces 11 per cent of the group total revenue and EBITDA.Its affiliate in Singapore, M1, saw revenue rise 1.5 per cent to SGD413 million ($331 million).The group’s H1 CAPEX dropped 6 percent to RMR1.8 billion. Capital spending at both Robi and Smart almost tripled during H1, while there were sharp falls at XL, Celcom and Dialog. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 AUG 2014 Tags AxiataCelcomDialogQ2 earningsSmartXL Joseph Waring SoftBank buys into Axiata digital marketing unit HomeAsiaNews Axiata’s Q2 profit drops 44% on forex costs Previous ArticleOi interested in TIM stakeNext ArticleHTC unveils latest Desire smartphone center_img Axiata books net loss on asset write-offs Asia Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Author Axiata Group cautious on earnings Relatedlast_img read more

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Arnie: Palmer and TV is the perfect match

first_imgThe timing was superb. So good, in fact, that it wasn’t a fair fight. Television in the late 1950s was in the midst of a phenomenal growth spurt. Only an estimated 9 percent of U.S. households had TV sets at the beginning of the decade. By 1958, the figure was almost 85 percent. Televised golf was expanding as well. From the modest beginnings of a single-station broadcast of parts of the 1947 U.S. Open and the first nationally televised tournament, the 1953 Tam O’Shanter World Championship, by 1958 televised golf included the Masters (only holes 15-18), U.S. Open (only the final day) and PGA Championship (for the first time).  What was missing, however, was a superstar, someone who could appeal to the masses, someone everyone could adore. The careers of the two winningest players of the postwar era, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, were winding down. And though both men were supremely talented, they weren’t especially charismatic. Nor did anyone else in men’s professional golf have the right combination of accomplishment and – let’s be honest – sex appeal. Until, at that precise time, along came a dashing 20-something who was infinitely cooler than the coolest person you know. Arnold Palmer hitched up his pants before every swat, flicked away the cigarette that had been dangling from his lips and swung for the fences with a violent, corkscrew-type swing. He backed up his style with substance, too, collecting all seven of his major victories in a six-year span from 1958-64. Golf Central Arnie: A collection of Palmer stories BY Golf Channel Digital  — September 10, 2014 at 6:00 AM From the ‘Arnie’ documentary, a series of stories looking at the legendary life of Arnold Palmer, both on and off the golf course. Simply, Arnold Palmer and television made an unbeatable pair. Everything about Palmer was irresistible to television cameras. Television cameras made Palmer larger than life. He quickly became everybody’s hero. “Television was great for golf and Arnold, and Arnold was great for television. It worked both ways,” Jack Nicklaus said. “Arnold was flamboyant and exciting, fun to watch. People gravitated to him because he played these great recovery shots and that’s what people related to.” “They were made for each other,” legendary sportscaster Jack Whitaker said. “Arnold would have been good anyway without television, but I think the combination – his personality and television – was a marvelous cocktail.” The ingredients of that cocktail first were concocted in 1958 when Palmer dramatically won his first major championship at the Masters. He made eagle on the par-5 13th hole on the way to a one-shot victory. Palmer’s charm and presence were on display for a national audience that Sunday at Augusta National as the Masters was televised for only the third time. On that splendid Georgia day amongst the blooming azaleas Arnie’s Army was born. “I was watching just like the rest of America, watching the Masters as a kid and obviously he was winning,” Ben Crenshaw recalls. “His fashion, the way he won and the way that he would play, it seemed like everything got caught up in his wake when he played.” Two years later the legend grew exponentially. Having already birdied the final two holes to win the 1960 Masters by a shot, Palmer came from seven shots behind in the final round to shoot 65 and win his first U.S. Open. Angered by a reporter friend’s comment before the final round that he had no chance to win, a steaming Palmer drove the green on the par-4 opening hole for an easy two-putt birdie, then chipped in for birdie on the second. In all he birdied the first four holes and six of the first seven.  That same year Palmer  – on the basis of a handshake deal – agreed to be represented by friend Mark McCormack’s International Management Group, which would quickly become sport’s first super agency. McCormack sought to capitalize on his client’s good looks, modest background, affability and golfing prowess. The plan from the start was to turn Palmer’s total package into a global brand. In two years Palmer’s endorsement earnings skyrocketed from $6,000 per year to $500,000. Interest in golf, particularly on TV, towered too. “If it wasn’t for Arnold, the way he played the game and how he caught the imagination of the public, it would’ve taken the game many more years to have grown and gain the recognition that it gained under Arnold’s achievements,” Billy Casper said. The complete list of those achievements is too vast to recount, and you likely already know the most significant accolades anyway. Just know that as Palmer’s resume continued to spike, so, too, did interest in the game. “He was a blue-collar type golfer,” Jack Nicklaus said. “He won, but he was a good leader and a good champion and a good role model for the game. Had it been another guy coming along and wasn’t a good role model or didn’t handle himself well, I think that would have hurt the game.” The King’s immense popularity for the first four decades of his career (1950s-80s) is a large reason why Golf Channel was launched nearly 20 years ago. Entrepreneur Joe Gibbs first hatched the idea of a 24-hour golf network in the early 1990s and shared it with Palmer. Gibbs needed name recognition and instant credibility. He persuaded Palmer to buy into his idea and the duo secured $80 million in financing over the next couple of years. On Jan. 17, 1995, Palmer made the ceremonial flip of the switch to launch the network that now is available in more than 82 million homes. “Gentlemen, if I hadn’t tried to hit it through the trees a few times in my life, none of us would be here,” Gibbs recalls Palmer saying at the meeting where Palmer was finally convinced that Golf Channel was something that could be sustainable. “After that, he was committed.” Said Palmer: “I never thought I would sit and watch a golf program every day, day in and day out as I do now. “A lot of people thought, ‘Well, that might not work’, but it has worked so well. To see what has happened here is certainly one of the great thrills of my life.” Palmer has had many great thrills in his 85 years but has provided many more to those who have seen him both on the tube and in person. In both forms, Palmer has always moved the needle. “I feel we were very fortunate to have the right guy come along at the right time,” Dow Finsterwald said. And extremely fortunate that Palmer became best friends with television all those years ago.last_img read more

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Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence

first_img Tweet Reddit Pocket October 29, 2019 Published by sanja Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence HEC-EGIDE/ Eiffel Masters in Business Administration Paris, France Deadline: 9 January 2020Open to: future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, applicants up to 30 years old from developing countries at master’s level, and applicants up to 35 years old from developing and industrialized countries at PhD levelBenefits:  the two-year JADS scholarship program provides a round-trip air travel expenses, tuition for a graduate program, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and a travel allowanceDescriptionThe Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program was established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education institutions to attract top foreign students to enroll in their masters and Ph.D. programs.EligibilityThe EIFFEL Scholarship is offering an opportunity to the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and applicants up to 30 years old from developing countries at master’s level, and applicants up to 35 years old from developing and industrialized countries at the Ph.D. level to apply.Applicants must ensure that their language level is adequate with the level required by the training. Students studying abroad have priority over those who reside already in France.The eligible fields of study are: – Economics and Management – Engineering (Master level) / Sciences in a broader sense (PhD level) – Law – Political SciencesFor Ph.D. level: Only law students have the opportunity to take French courses parallel to their studies. The application must imperatively be formulated in the application file. If language training is not explicitly requested in the application, it cannot be requested later.BenefitsEiffel fellows on Master level receive a monthly allowance of EUR 1,181 (EUR 1,031 maintenance allowance + EUR 150 monthly allowance), PhD fellows receive a monthly allowance of EUR 1,400 to which must be added direct charge of several services (both Master and PhD):International transport: an international ticket including a ticket return flight, country of origin – France;National transport: implementation of the train trip by Campus France to the first place of stay; Implementation of the train trip by Campus France of the last place of stay to the airport for the return;Local transport: reimbursement up to a maximum of 50 EUR from the trip the student-scholar between the airport or the station and his first place of accommodation (taxi or public transport …);Social protection by Campus France for non-nationals of the European Economic Area;Cultural activities.How to apply? For more information on the application, procedure click here.If you would like to learn more, please visit the official website or for practical questions please contact: ​ [email protected] Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Similar Stories +1 ← The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year Competition →last_img read more