In a jiffy and like a bat out of hell: How fast are fast cliches?

first_img whatsapp Emma Haslett Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBallUndo We’ve all tried to impress employers with our enthusiasm by telling them we’ll finish tasks in a jiffy – and while we’re at it, they’ve told most of us to make it snappy, too.But how fast is the blink of an eye or the drop of a hat? And how speedy, exactly, is a bat out of hell? Car dealer reviews site Cardealerreviews.co.uk has found the answer to the question not that many people were asking: what’s the fastest speed-related cliche? Tags: Trading Archive whatsapp Wednesday 12 August 2015 9:44 am In a jiffy and like a bat out of hell: How fast are fast cliches? Share Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap The result is actually pretty predictable: if you want to impress your speed and efficiency upon your employer, tell them you’ll get something done at the speed of light or at warp speed (they’re the same, it turns out). If you’re feeling a little sluggish, try “lightning quick” – or if you’ve only just woken up, a “speeding bullet” reference will do.Just, whatever you do, don’t tell them something will be done before the ink is dry. They may as well do it themselves…last_img read more

News / New Warsaw airport could feature an exclusive rail freight link

first_img© Alexey Novikov On the sidelines of the Poland & CEE Co-building the Belt & Road conference, he said the new hub would be “triple-use”, and would make greater efforts to cater for the cargo community.Talks with carriers are set for July, to discuss what they want from the hub on the cargo side.Cargo and mail director at Lot Polish Airlines Michal Grochowski welcomed the project: “It’s a fascinating time for Poland; we need to compete with Frankfurt and Schiphol, but a lot of airports in central Europe have developed as feeders to those larger gateways.“The new airport will help with this and, from our perspective at Lot, what we want to see is a very modern cool chain. Pharma is a very big vertical for Poland and Lot.”Mr Grochowski noted that Lot would be undertaking its pre-assessment for IATA CEIV certification in the next month, with final assessment due in September for certification in October.He said a very conservative estimate would put the value of potential air freight pharma volumes in Poland alone at €30m, although some say that figure could be four times higher.“But potential and accessible air freight are two different things; it’s difficult here because of limited infrastructure,” said Mr Grochowski. “The new gateway will certainly help with this.”The new airport will have two runways, but Mr Malepszak said there would be space for two more.While it is known that the hub will also involve the development of a high-speed rail link between Warsaw and Lodz, there are also discussions over a dedicated rail freight line.“This would allow us to link the hub with the Belt and Road initiative, but this is very much at the initial stages,” Mr Malepszak said.“There is also the possibility of upgrading the existing line from Belarus to Lodz.” By Alexander Whiteman in Warsaw 13/06/2019center_img Discussions have started on the development of an exclusive rail freight line, part of Poland’s Solidarity Transport Hub project.The centrepiece of the project, a new airport 35km from Warsaw, has entered its second phase and is expected to be completed by 2030.Acting chief executive for the project Piotr Malepszak told The Loadstar the capital’s existing hub, Chopin Airport, would hit capacity in 2025, after sustained, substantial growth over the previous decade.“On the passenger side, we have seen a 70% upturn in numbers and that has brought increasing numbers of flights,” said Mr Malepszak. “And its close proximity to the city centre means it cannot be expanded.”last_img read more

News / NYSHEX raises new funds to progress harmony between shippers and carriers

first_imgID 144806554 © Anekoho | Dreamstime.com The New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX) has set its sights on providing more technology to shippers, with an initial focus on retailers, after raising $13.5m in new capital.Investment fund NewRoad Capital led the funding round and has joined the list of NYSHEX shareholders.NYSHEX provides the liner industry with a “simplified and standardised over-the-counter exchange for entering enforceable freight contracts”, which shippers and NVOCCs can use free after receiving accreditation – ocean carriers must pay a $5 per teu transaction fee.In contrast to traditional deals between shippers and carriers, the NYSHEX contracts clearly set out the volume commitments shippers make to carriers and the service commitments carriers make to shippers. If commitments are not met, NYSHEX can identify which party failed to perform, and liquidated damages are paid.NYSHEX chief executive Gordon Downes told The Loadstar the new capital would largely be used to build more technology and features for shipper members, particularly retailers.He cited three key reasons: “Firstly, retailers have a number of challenges with the complexity of their supply chains – they typically have more SKUs to manage, source from more vendors and locations than many other sectors and so there is a lot more complexity in the contracts that retailers manage.“Secondly, in welcoming our new shareholder, NewRoad Capital, we have added Chris Sultemeier to our board. He has deep expertise in retail supply chains as executive vice president of logistics at Walmart for nearly 30 years, and that brings an exciting opportunity to develop solutions that really meet the needs of retailers.“Lastly, until now, the majority of our technology focus has been on integrating with carriers’ systems and meeting their needs, but we will build on our carrier foundations with the focus shifting to shippers that can use our technology to better structure and then fulfill their digital contracts.”He added: “NYSHEX allows shippers to create an ecosystem with supply chain partners to enable the reliable movement of cargo. The results are proactive and swift exception resolution, less rework and streamlined, fluid operations, communications and business processes.“This benefits every retailer, and anyone shipping internationally. We have seen that companies built on a strong purpose with deep-rooted core values outperform the rest.”Mr Downes outlined the advantages to shippers of joining the platform: “The central point of the system is carriers and their customers create customisable, yet clear, contracts where there is aligned expectations and no ambiguity.“Secondly, NYSHEX provides near real-time visibility so shippers can monitor contract compliance across their carriers, and their own origin operations. This enables shippers to work with their carriers to resolve exceptions as they occur, instead of waiting for their next quarterly business review or their contract re-negotiation.”Dispute resolution is overseen by NYSHEX’s member council, elected annually and comprising three carrier representatives, three BCO representatives and three from NVOCCs.In the first half of this year, 69,100 teu was booked under NYSHEX contracts, a year-on-year tripling of the first half of 2019’s 21,900 teu booked.Nick Fafoutis, chief commercial officer at CMA CGM America, said: “Using NYSHEX has enhanced the ability for us and our customers to plan and provides the highest level of assurance that both parties are committed to the contract.” By Gavin van Marle 01/10/2020last_img read more

Andrew McDonald: Ditch the diet – lose weight naturally

first_img Last week we looked at why dieting almost always ends in failure. This week we’re going to look at alternatives.To kick things off, two “quick wins”!Eat breakfast! Two simple words, one easy action but something which can radically alter your relationship with food and your weight with a minimum of effort. Many people think skipping breakfast will help them to eat less and lose the pounds. Andrew McDonald: Ditch the diet – lose weight naturally Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Home Columnists Andrew McDonald: Ditch the diet – lose weight naturally Columnists Actually the complete opposite is true! By not eating breakfast you’ll almost certainly end up eating more during the day. So make time to eat properly in the morning.You don’t need to be told a bowl of muesli or porridge is much better for you and your weight goals than a pile of pop tarts or heavily sugared cereal. Of course, low fat or skimmed milk helps too.Choose liquids wisely! Many people don’t realise the amount of calories in their drinks. An Americano is less fattening than a cappuccino or a latte. Tea with a splash of low fat or skimmed milk contains fewer calories than a full fat milky cup.Water or fruit juice is much better for your weight, and you generally, than fizzy drinks. If you’re having an alcoholic beverage, wine and spirits generally contain less calories than a pint of beer or cider. Be wise on the mixers if you’re enjoying a long drink though!Perhaps a little more difficult but well worth the effort is changing your eating habits. This can be relatively easy like switching fruit for sugary snack foods or require a bit of extra effort like deciding a cut off point in the evening after which you don’t eat anymore.If you’re somebody who likes to eat big meals, eating smaller portions can be challenging but will almost certainly see the scales tipping in your favour when weighing yourself.Hypnotherapy can help massively with those tasks which are harder to achieve but which bring better results. Through hypnosis you can programme your mind to naturally avoid unhealthy snack foods and seek out healthier alternatives.This then becomes part of your natural behaviour and you will lose weight without even noticing the effort you’re having to put in to get there.Hypnotherapy can also help you with getting motivated to start exercising. If you can begin an exercise routine, you’re already a long way down the road towards achieving your ideal weight.Your eating habits are only part of the battle to getting yourself looking and feeling great. Starting exercising is often the trickiest part but through hypnosis you can steel your resolve to get moving! Hypnotherapy can also give you the benefits of a gastric band without the painful surgery.By convincing your mind that you have a gastric band fitted, your body will naturally be satisfied with eating smaller portions of food. From there, losing weight becomes a doddle!To close, another couple of easy “quick wins”! Switch to lighter versions! The amount of calories in various condiments and dressings can often be astonishing. Light mayo, low fat dairy products and reduced calorie salad dressings can make a huge reduction in your intake.Eat protein with every meal and snack! Low-fat yoghurt, a small portion of nuts, unsalted are better, eggs, beans or lean meats will all leave you feeling fuller for longer as well as help to keep your blood-sugar levels steady. This will naturally lead to you needing to eat less often and cut out more snacks.There is really no need to try losing weight through diets which have already been proven time and again to fail. A world of far more successful options is open to you and those listed above are by no means exhaustive.Try a couple of them and see how things work out for you! What have you got to lose other than the pounds you want to see the back of?SEE ALSO – You can check out all of Andrew’s columns here By Andrew McDonald – 15th May 2021 Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date center_img Twitter Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Facebook TAGSAndrew McDonald Previous article€270,000 allocated for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways in LaoisNext articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois host Dublin in Round 2 of the National Hurling League Andrew McDonaldAndrew McDonald, Hypnotherapist and Mind Coach, can be contacted via www.kilkennytherapy.com or on 089 972 2991 Electric Picnic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Council last_img read more

¿Por qué de pronto se han extendido los rumores sobre Jang…

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] Image: Yonhap News Agency Se ha comunicado de que recientemente sehan extendido rumores sobre Jang Song Thaek (quien fue ejecutado hace más de unaño) entre algunos miembros del Partido ligados al sector de la construcción,en relación con abusos de poder y malversación de dinero. Al respecto, hacepoco se han asignado sumas cuantiosas de dinero a la construcción, hecho quecontribuyó en la difusión de los rumores. Se cree que estos fondos habrían sidodineros robados por Jang. En comunicación con Daily NK, la fuente,proveniente de Pyongyang, informó que “a comienzos de este año surgieron rumoresentre miembros del Partido vinculados al sector de la construcción, de queenormes cantidades de dinero que Jang Song Thaek había mantenido guardadas, estánsiendo invertidas en este sector de la economía. Recientemente se estánllevando a cabo proyectos para la construcción de residencias familiares, confondos que provienen de los bolsillos de Jang; ante estos hechos, muchosmiembros han lanzado críticas”. Sobre lo mencionado anteriormente, lafuente agregó que “al principio, los oficiales del Partido lamentaron laejecución de Jang Song Thaek: ‘Hemos perdido a un miembro con talento’, dijeron.Sin embargo, ahora no es así. Hay quien incluso afirmó que Jang abusó de supoder, y se apropió del dinero que un ciudadano norcoreano promedio necesitapara vivir durante diez años”. “Jang Song Thaek habría usado su elevadorango en el sector económico y militar para adueñarse del dinero ganado consangre y sudor por la gente, bajo la forma de ‘fondos de lealtad’”, señaló lafuente, y agregó que “algunos oficiales del Partido han dicho que quizá habíauna buena razón para ejecutarlo, pese a su condición de pariente de Kim JongEun”. La fuente también mencionó que “algunosmiembros dijeron que ‘ahora que se ven las dimensiones de los proyectos deconstrucción que se puede ver cuánto dinero robó Jang Song Thaek’, ‘nosotrosque padecimos por no poder recibir raciones, y todo por culpa de ese sujeto’,además de ‘todavía quedan desgraciados como él’”. No obstante, existe la posibilidad de que aúnexistan quienes sostengan opiniones favorables sobre Jang Song Thaek, y lo veancomo un oficial competente. “Algunos oficiales afirman que, pese a su caída yposterior purga, las habilidades de Jang deben ser reconocidas. ‘Hay que decirlas cosas como son: más de alguno (y no solo él) se ha apropiado del dinero dela gente. En este sentido, estos rumores obedecerían a un intento de enlodar laimagen de éste. “En aquel tiempo, Jang Song Thaek era considerado como un oficialcon talento, pero es posible que ahora hayan echado a correr esta clase de historiaspara cambiar esta idea”. SHARE North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China ¿Por qué de pronto se han extendido los rumores sobre Jang Song Thaek? Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Kang Mi Jin – 2015.03.13 12:51pm News News News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest last_img read more

Fitch expects rollback in regulation for U.S. financial services

first_img The Dodd-Frank Act, one of the central components of post-financial crisis reform in the U.S., likely won’t be repealed in full by the new U.S. administration, but a rollback in regulation will likely be a key theme for the U.S. financial services sector in the year ahead, says Fitch Ratings Inc. Fitch is not expecting a full retraction of the Dodd-Frank reforms, but the credit-rating agency does say that certain provisions of the rule may face substantial revision in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to do “a big number on Dodd-Frank.” U.S. congressman introduces residency-based tax bill Keywords United States James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue billcenter_img Related news At this point, Fitch says it’s unclear which, if any, deregulation policies the new administration will pursue. However, it suggests that the Financial Choice Act that the Republicans proposed in 2016 “may serve as a blueprint for some of the changes ahead.” That proposed legislation “is broad in scope and includes proposals to change financial institutions’ activities, modify and potentially reduce financial regulators’ authority, limit regulatory burdens for certain [financial institutions], add greater congressional oversight of regulators and propose reform to market infrastructure,” Fitch says. The most significant change for the markets would be the proposed restructuring of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, including how it sets interest rates, as well as its authority as a central bank, Fitch says. In addition, the proposed rule calls for restructuring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), adding congressional review of financial agency rulemaking and subjecting agencies’ rulemaking to judicial review, it notes. These reviews “could hamper agencies’ effectiveness and significantly impede their ability to issue new rules, which could have an overall negative effect on the system,” Fitch says. Furthermore, restructuring the CFPB would lower compliance costs and reduce potential fines, but would also “lead to weakening control frameworks,” Fitch suggests. Ultimately though, Fitch says that forecasting the credit impact of a major deregulation initiative without specific policy proposals “would be premature.” US adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has slowed Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

FINRA executive dies

first_imgJames Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IAP to focus on SROs, taskforce in 2021 Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Self-regulatory organizationsCompanies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority When does poor service become a regulatory issue for online brokerages?center_img IIROC drops expanded OBSI reporting proposal Related news Thomas Gira, the head of the market regulation division at the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. (FINRA), has passed away.FINRA announced that Gira, executive vice president of market regulation and transparency services, died on June 20 at age 58. No cause of death was given. The self-regulatory organization noted that, under Gira’s leadership, FINRA’s market regulation department expanded surveillance to all U.S. equities markets and almost half of U.S. options markets. Gira also recently took charge of FINRA’s unit devoted to enhancing market transparency for investors.“Tom leaves behind an extensive and exemplary legacy of accomplishment over the course of his tremendous career in the securities industry, including nearly three decades at FINRA. He was well known for his expertise in securities markets regulation, built over the course of his lifetime commitment to protecting investors and the integrity of markets,” FINRA president and CEO Robert Cook said in a statement.Before joining FINRA in 1992, Gira was an associate general counsel of The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. He also worked in market regulation at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).“Tom was a beloved and devoted husband and father, as well as a tremendous leader, colleague and friend, and we are enormously heartbroken by his passing,” Cook said.last_img read more

RGD Adds Additional Locations Under ‘Name The Child’ Project

first_imgRelatedRGD Adds Additional Locations Under ‘Name The Child’ Project RelatedRGD Adds Additional Locations Under ‘Name The Child’ Project FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) mobile team will be at two additional locations in the corporate area, as the agency continues birth registrations under the ‘Name the Child’ project.The new locations are the National Public Health Laboratory (Blood Bank) 21 Slipe Pen Road; and the Elletson Church of Christ, 16 RelatedRGD Adds Additional Locations Under ‘Name The Child’ Projectcenter_img RGD Adds Additional Locations Under ‘Name The Child’ Project UncategorizedSeptember 16, 2006 Advertisementslast_img

Office of Children’s Advocate to Visit Schools in Troubled Communities

first_imgRelatedOffice of Children’s Advocate to Visit Schools in Troubled Communities Advertisements Office of Children’s Advocate to Visit Schools in Troubled Communities UncategorizedApril 19, 2007 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The office of the Children’s Advocate has announced that it would be making visits to schools in communities affected by violence to speak with teachers and children.In the wake of reports of gun violence in certain volatile areas impacting on a number of schools, the Children’s Advocate, Mary Clarke has expressed concern for the children who live and attend schools in those areas.Speaking with JIS News, Mrs. Clarke pointed out that children have become victims of the violent attacks that are taking place in these communities.“We are concerned that the children are imperilled and have to be seeking shelter from bullets, including taking refuge under their desks,” she noted, adding that “school administrators will now have to ensure that adequate counselling is provided for these children in order to reduce the negative effects that might result from these traumatic events.”The Children’s Advocate also said she empathised with school administrators, teachers and other workers who were experiencing tremendous pressure at this time.Appealing to the perpetrators, Mrs. Clarke admonished them to desist from engaging in activities which are threatening the safety and well-being of children and negatively impacting their development.In the meantime, the Children’s Advocate is encouraging the authorities to continue to intensify their efforts to ensure the safety of the children in the affected communities.The office of the Children’s Advocate was established in 2006 for the purpose of protecting and enforcing the rights of children and promoting their well-being and welfare.Among the functions performed by the Children’s Advocate are: providing legal representation for children in courts; seeking the views of children and their parents/guardians; reviewing laws and practices relating to a child’s rights and best interests as well as reviewing the services provided for children by relevant authorities to ensure that they are adequate and effective; and giving advice and making recommendations to Parliament, Ministers and relevant authorities on matters relating to the rights or best interests of children.center_img RelatedOffice of Children’s Advocate to Visit Schools in Troubled Communities RelatedOffice of Children’s Advocate to Visit Schools in Troubled Communitieslast_img read more

Surf Coast Distinctive Areas and Landscapes project submission

first_imgSurf Coast Distinctive Areas and Landscapes project submission On Tuesday night council will consider its submission to the state government’s draft Statement of Planning Policy and proposed landscape controls as part of the Surf Coast Distinctive Areas and Landscapes project.The Surf Coast Shire was declared a Distinctive Area and Landscape in September 2019. The objective of the state government project is to ensure long-term protection of the declared area’s unique coastal environments, cultural heritage, natural resources and townships.The project is consistent with council’s Council Plan objectives of determining more permanent settlement boundaries for Torquay and environmental leadership.Council is not a partner in the Distinctive Areas and Landscapes project but is described as a responsible public entity, which will be required to endorse the final Statement of Planning Policy and have regard to it in all decision making in the future.Council’s draft submission, which will be considered at Tuesday night’s meeting, states that the Statement of Planning Policy is generally supported but areas for improvement have been identified. You can view the draft submission, as part of the Council meeting agenda, at www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au/councilmeetings.The final decision on the Statement of Planning Policy and Planning Scheme Amendment C114 for the Spring Creek Precinct Structure Plan rests with the state government, which has provided the opportunity for the community to state their opinion after the land was rezoned and remained in the Urban Growth Zone since 2014.General Manager Environment and Development Ransce Salan encouraged the community to have their say on the Surf Coast Distinctive Areas and Landscapes project.“This is an issue that many locals feel passionately about, so we encourage the community to have a look at the draft Statement of Planning Policy and reports, and provide feedback by 4pm on Friday 22 January,” he said. /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:amendment, community, council, cultural heritage, environment, future, Government, leadership, local council, planning, project, resources, settlement, Surf Coast, Surf Coast Shire, Torquay, Victorialast_img read more