Paco Jémez ya peligra en Granada CEST Granada hung in against Ernesto Valderde’s side thanks to goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and could even have won the game, but their immaturity was on show as they ended up losing 2-1. Paco Jemez is beginning to lose support at Granada after earning just two points in his opening five matches. Jordi Blanco 22/09/2016 Signed by Granada after he left Rayo Vallecano, expectations were high with new owners at the club, but they are not hiding their disappointment at how the season’s begun. IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 12:13 The two games before the international break, away at Alaves and at home to Leganes, could be decisive for Jemez’s future, keeping in mind they are direct rivals for relegation. The defeat against Athletic Club once again revealed evidence that the team, who have conceded the most goals in LaLiga, is not responding to the expectations on the pitch. It’s Jemez’s worst start as a manager in Spain’s top flight, worse than the three points Rayo accrued at the start of the 2013-14 season.
- Scotiabank CEO wants top-up for child tax credit, grants for businesses
TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter Tara Deschamps PaulMcKinnon/iStock The head of the Bank of Nova Scotia is urging Ottawa to adopt a series of policy changes to help parents, businesses of all sizes and companies trade between provinces.Scotiabank CEO Brian Porter said Tuesday that he wants to see a top-up to the annual Canada Child Benefit and childcare expense deductions, the introduction of a grant for businesses to make capital investments and the elimination of interprovincial trade barriers. Keywords Banking industry, Budget, Canada Child Benefit Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Speaking at the bank’s annual general meeting, which was held virtually for the second time because of the pandemic, he positioned his pitches as an opportunity to learn from the health crisis because “we have seen over the last year, the decisions we make matter.”“We have an opportunity today to pursue policies that ensure that Canada does not just go back to the pre-pandemic growth but achieves even higher and better growth for a sustained period,” he said.Porter’s ideas come ahead of the April 19 federal budget and he believes they would help grow the economy, increase the number of working Canadians and make the country stronger and more prosperous.First, Porter called for the Canada Child Benefit to be topped up by $5,000 per kid.In July, the maximum annual Canada Child Benefit reached up to $6,765 per child under age six and up to $5,708 for kids aged six to 17.Families already receiving the Canada Child Benefit also got a one-time $300 boost per child last year.On top of the benefit increase, Porter is advocating for a significant increase to the childcare expense deductions to allow parents to fully deduct the cost of preschool child care.Under the current rules, parents and guardians can claim up to $8,000 per child for kids under the age of seven and $5,000 per child for children aged seven to 16.While childcare costs vary across the country, Porter said increasing the amount to $20,000 per child per year should cover the cost of daycare in every Canadian city.It will also help keep women in the workforce, said Porter, because women are more likely to put careers on hold or abandon to raise children.“Providing greater flexibility to families to find childcare arrangements that are best suited for them is good for women, it’s good for families, and it’s good for the country,” he said.Porter also wants a one-time, matching grant for businesses to make capital investments in machinery, equipment, and intellectual property.The grant would help small businesses digitize, medium-sized businesses retool for efficiency and large businesses become more sustainable, he said.His final ask was for the elimination of interprovincial trade barriers — a longtime demand for the bank.“Let’s prioritize free trade between provinces and territories in the same way we prioritize free trade between countries,” he said.According to Porter, the International Monetary Fund estimates that complete liberalization of internal trade in goods can increase Canada’s GDP per capita by about four% per year. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
- CWC will Improve Region’s Security Infrastructure – Mottley
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, has said that improvement to the region’s security infrastructure, would be one of the major legacies from the staging of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007.“Many of the things that we have put in place we have been trying to do for the longest time. In fact, the Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (Edwin Carrington) has now said it is his firm belief that security must become the fourth pillar of the Community,” she stated.Miss Mottley, who is Chair of the Security Sub-committee overseeing preparations for the mega event, was speaking at a press briefing during the Sixth Meeting of the Bureau of the Council of Ministers of National Security and Law Enforcement, held recently at the National Security Ministry in Port of Spain.Among the achievements so far, is the establishment of the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), which executes a broad portfolio ranging from project management to research and resource mobilisation. Its overall objective is to enhance the individual and collective capacity of CARICOM member states to control crime and effectively participate in international counter crime and security initiatives.Ms. Mottley also pointed out that a memorandum of understanding on intelligence sharing has also been put in place. “The question of the establishment of an intelligence sharing network, CISNET, among Caribbean countries did not exist before this year,” she stated.In addition, she mentioned, security assistance among the countries in the region has also been facilitated. “We are able to provide assistance beyond the Regional Security System [RSS] countries. This [development] gives us the assurance that we can meet more of our domestic security concerns whether arising from man or natural causes in a more comprehensive way.”Meanwhile, she disclosed that amendments to legislation to allow for the landing of international troops, if there was a major emergency beyond the capacity of the region, was next on the agenda. “We could not have had that before,” she pointed out.Arrangements are also being put in place to deal with the Common CARICOM visa and the Single Domestic Space (SDS). “While these might have a Sunset provision, the truth is that it will give regional policymakers the opportunity to see how best we can address the issue of complete freedom of movement in an economic integration unit, because as you know, the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas limits it certain categories of workers at this stage,” Ms. Mottley explained.The implementation of these arrangements for the hosting of the ICC Cricket World Cup next year, she noted, would give the region the opportunity to test and adjust them.“We have a number of clear successes that will stay beyond Cricket World Cup and that will fundamentally improve the capacity of regional law enforcement to maintain order domestically, regionally and indeed will be an excellent companion to the establishment of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy,” Ms. Mottley argued.The ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between March and April, next year. Advertisements CWC will Improve Region’s Security Infrastructure – Mottley UncategorizedDecember 15, 2006 RelatedCWC will Improve Region’s Security Infrastructure – Mottley RelatedCWC will Improve Region’s Security Infrastructure – Mottley RelatedCWC will Improve Region’s Security Infrastructure – Mottley