EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this year (Getty Images) Also Read: Brexit talks back on: Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen agree to resume trade deal negotiations “After one week of intense negotiations in London, the two chief negotiators agreed today that the conditions for an agreement are not met, due to significant divergences on level playing field, governance and fisheries,” they said in a statement. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this year (Getty Images) Also Read: Brexit talks back on: Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen agree to resume trade deal negotiations Brexit talks between the UK and EU will restart, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke over the phone today. The UK and the EU will exit the Withdrawal Agreement on 1 January, which had offered businesses continuity of rules. whatsapp Chief negotiators from both sides, David Frost and the EU’s Michel Barnier said late on Friday they would brief leaders to seek new impetus for the talks. A deal would govern almost $1 trillion of annual trade to avoid a disorderly Brexit. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this year (Getty Images) Also Read: Brexit talks back on: Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen agree to resume trade deal negotiations EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this year (Getty Images) Josh Martin Months of negotiations have revealed the three thorniest issues – fisheries, ensuring fair competition guarantees and ways to solve future disputes. Show Comments ▼ On Friday both UK and EU citied “significant divergences” on the roadblocks stood in the way of a trade deal and said negotiations would pause. Share Sterling sank by as much as half a cent against the U.S. dollar, weakening to $1.342 from $1.347 on Friday. Johnson and Von der Leyen will assess progress on Monday night. 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Post-Brexit trade negotiations will move from London to Brussels tomorrow. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday NewsNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For Seniors “They agreed to pause in order to brief their principals on the state of play of the negotiations. (European Commission) President (Ursula) von der Leyen and Prime Minister (Boris) Johnson will discuss the state of play tomorrow afternoon.” If no new deal is agreed trade will default to World Trade Organization terms – significantly more expensive for businesses and consumers than the current Single Market. Tags: Brexit UK trade Saturday 5 December 2020 6:25 pm But so far neither side has walked away from the talks, suggesting that both still hold out some hope of securing a deal.
Fourteen US airlines have won contracts, worth up to $228m over five years, from the US Department of Defense (DoD).Starting on February 1, the freight contracts award the mix of passenger and freighter airlines a minimum of $2,500.US Transportation Command issued the awards, which are for worldwide indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) and fixed-price contracts.The base period runs to January 31 2019, with four one-year option periods up to January 31, 2023. The carriers supplement military capacity. By Alex Lennane 05/01/2018 Michaelfitzsimmons However, there are more contracts, ranging between $100m and $499m, for the selected airlines to bid for, with a request-for-proposals release date of March 1, to be awarded in November.Figures from the DoD for 2017 reveal carriers can earn significant amounts from freight contracts. FedEx received some $260m for air and ground services; Atlas Air and subsidiary Polar received contracts worth some $16m; National Air Cargo earned $26.5m; Kalitta more than $9m; and UPS reaped contracts worth about $42m.United Airlines, which did not apply to become part of the list of commercial airlines which serve the US government, last year was awarded passenger contracts worth $14m.There is even better money to be made by container lines and forwarders. XPO Logistics received contracts worth $98m, APL won $85m-worth of business, Maersk got $48m in contracts and Hapag-Lloyd received $10m.Government agencies must use DoD-appointed carriers where possible, and it has published a list of air freight rates for 2018 – which appear markedly higher than commercial rates.The average charge for a shipment from the US to Europe for the full year is $4.14 per kg, or $1.88 per lb. Agencies may not buy capacity commercially, even if the price is lower.The full list of the 14 cargo-carrying airlines, the only bidders, is: ABX Air, American, ATSG, Atlas, Delta, FedEx, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Miami Air, National Air Cargo, Polar, UPS, USA Jet Airlines and Western Global Airlines. United Airlines was not available for comment.
About the Author Reprints Although more drug makers are settling patent infringement lawsuits, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission found that the number of so-called pay-to-delay settlements — which the agency argues unfairly robs Americans of lower-cost alternatives to their prescription medicines — remain very low.In discussing the findings, which were from fiscal year 2017, agency officials maintained the decline underscores the effects of a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that such deals can be subject to review for anti-competitive agreements. Since then, the FTC has become more aggressive in challenging some patent settlements between brand-name and generic drug makers. What is it? FTC says the number of pay-to-delay cases remains low, but vows to keep watch Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. @Pharmalot [email protected] By Ed Silverman Dec. 4, 2020 Reprints What’s included? GET STARTED Ed Silverman Pharmalot Adobe Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More Tags drug pricinggovernment agenciesSTAT+
Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th November 2019 Laois doctor launches plans for new housing development Pinterest Home News Laois doctor launches plans for new housing development News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp GAA Previous articleWATCH: Laois consumers urged to ‘shop green’ this Black FridayNext articleBank of Ireland ATMs and online services down in Laois LaoisToday Reporter GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA A Laois doctor has lodged a planning application for a housing development beside his clinic.Dr David Booth of the Cedar Clinic on the Mountmellick Road in Portlaoise submitted the plans recently.He is looking to build 55 new houses and apartments on a patch of land down past the clinic.The proposed development would be accessed from the existing roundabout on the N80 to the eastern boundary of the site.The 55 houses will be broken down into a range of two and three bedroom units: Pinterest TAGSCedar Clinic 20 two-storey semi-detached three-bedroom homes, six two-storey end of terrace three-bedroom homes, six two-storey mid terrace two-bedroom homes, two two-storey semi detached two-bedroom homes and three two-storey detached three-bedroom homes.The proposed development also contains three three-story apartment blocks.They will be comprised of 15 two-bedroom apartments and three one-bedroom apartments.SEE ALSO – Laois woman named ‘CEO of the Year’ at annual Businesswoman Awards Twitter Twitter Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin
Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSadness as ‘proud Laois GAA supporter’ and ‘dedicated club man’ passes awayNext articleNew Summer Education Programme for 2021 ‘good news’ for students with special educational needs in Laois LaoisToday Reporter Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Thursday, May 13, 2021 Deaths TAGSDeaths in Laois Pinterest Deaths in Laois – Thursday, May 13, 2021 Below are the recent local deaths.May they rest in peace.Joe Dooley22 St Canices Terrace, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois / Roscrea, TipperaryJoe Dooley, 22 St Canices Terrace, Borris-in-Ossory, Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife of 51 years Maudie, son Joe, daughter Monica, daughter in law Claire, son in law Mark, grandchildren Emily, Jake, Robyn, Eva, Harry, MJ and Bobby, sister Brid. Predeceased by his brothers Sean, Michael and sister Peggy.Funeral Arrangements LaterMoira Leech (née McRedmond)Rynn, Rosenallis, LaoisDied peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving husband and family. Predeceased by her son’s George Jnr and Philip, her father Luke, her brother Noel and sister Marion. Deeply regretted by her husband George, her sons Alan and his partner Nicole, Kenneth, James and Noel, her daughters Joan and Helen and her partner Niall, grand daughter Sophie, her mother Joan, her brothers Danny, Ray and Greg and sisters Bernadette and Joan.The funeral cortege will travel from Moira’s home on Friday, 14th, at 2.20pm to St Brigid’s Church, Rosenallis arriving at 3pm for funeral service. Burial afterward in St Brigid’s Cemetery. House strictly private please Those who wish to come out to pay their respects can do so along the route, maintaining a safe social distance.James (Jimmy) ScullyCanal House, Vicarstown, LaoisPeacefully, in his 93rd year, in the loving care of the staff of Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise. Predeceased by his parents John and Christina and sister Una. Sadly missed by Simon, Esther, Simon jnr, Robert, Maryrose, Jack and Frank, relatives, neighbours and friends.Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, A Private Family Funeral will take place. Rosary on Wednesday at Simon Luttrell’s residence, Raheenaniska, Vicarstown, at 7.30pm. Removal on Thursday at 2.30pm, arriving at The Church of The Assumption, Vicarstown, for Requiem Mass at 3pm. Funeral afterwards to Moyanna Cemetery. People are welcome to stand along the route to the church, in the churchyard and in the cemetery, with strict Social Distancing being observed at all times.James’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://laoisfuneralslive.com/johnmaherfuneraldirectorChristopher DavisCastlemitchell South, Athy, Kildare / LaoisSon of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Davis) and brother of the late Richard, Tony, Patricia, Maggie and Mary. Deeply regretted by his loving sons Richard, Stephen, Alan and Christopher Jnr., brothers Willie, Kevin, Dan and Barney, sisters Imelda and Jacinta, daughters-in-law Tara, Kerrie and Ennet, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Due to government restrictions a private family Requiem Mass will take place at 12 noon on Saturday (15th May) in St. Michael’s Parish Church, Athy, limited to 50 people. The Mass will be livestreamed, see www.parishofathy.ie. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Ballyadams.Laurance (Larry) PhelanBacca, Mountrath, LaoisLaurance (Larry) Phelan, Bacca, Mountrath, Co. Laois. – Died 10th May 2021, (peacefully) at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, surrounded by his loving family, Predeceased by his beloved wife Kathleen, brothers. Deeply regretted by his daughters Liz and Sinead, sisters Cissie (Collier) and Molly (Lalor), brother Aidan, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, relatives, great neighbours, and friends.Family Rosary on Wednesday evening at 9 o’clock in his home. Removal to St. Fergal’s Church Camross (eircode 32VY79) on Thursday morning, for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock, (via Roundwood), followed by Burial in the adjoining cemetery.Larry’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the Camross Community Pastoral Council Facebook Page.For those who wish to show their support along the route from the church to the cemetery, you are asked to do so in a Socially Distanced and Safe Manner.Patricia Campbell (née McGowan)Farnans, Ballickmoyler, Carlow / LaoisUnexpectedly. Sister of the late Peter and Fiona. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Colin, son Liam, daughter Kirsty, brother John, sisters Sheila and Theresa, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, family, friends and pets.Due to government restrictions Requiem Mass will take place at 11.15 am on Friday morning (14th May) in The Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, limited to 50 people. Patricia’s Mass can be viewed on The Cathedral of the Assumption’s online streaming service by using the following link http://carlowcathedral.ie/webcam/. A private family cremation will take place afterwards.Gerard (Gerry) Doyle110 O ‘Molloy Street, Tullamore, Offaly / Portarlington, LaoisFormerly of St Brigid’s Square, Portarlington, County Laois. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Predeceased by his loving wife Kathleen, parents James and Anna, sisters Janey, Lonie and Rosie. Deeply regretted by his loving son James, daughters Annamarie, Janet, Georgina and Geraldine, brother Eamon, sisters Teesie, Carmel, Nuala and Anna, grandchildren Craig, Shauna and Callum, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.Due to the Covid 19 restrictions A Private Family Funeral will take place. Removal from his residence on Thursday at 10:40am arriving Church Of The Assumption, Tullamore for Requiem Mass at 11:15am. Funeral afterwards to Clonminch Cemetery, Tullamore. People are welcome to stand along the route to the Church, in the Churchyard and in the Cemetery with Strict Social Distancing being observed at all times.Gerard’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-assumption-tullamoreSEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, May 12, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Electric Picnic 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 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Council By LaoisToday Reporter – 13th May 2021 Twitter
Related news In one case, the OSC has banned a former advisor, Kris Sundell, for five years, after he admitted, in the ASC case, to trading in the securities of Teras Resources Inc. that “resulted in a false and misleading appearance of trading activity and in an artificial price”. In a settlement with the ASC, Sundell agreed pay $45,000 and to accept a five-year trading ban. The OSC has now imposed its own trading ban until Feb. 20, 2019. In the other case, the OSC has imposed its own version of market bans against three individuals — Patrick Myles Lough, Lynda Dawn Davidson and Wayne Thomas Arnold Barnes — who also settled allegations from the ASC that they raised approximately $2.9 million from 23 investors without filing a prospectus and without an exemption; they also admitted to making false or misleading statements to potential investors. The OSC has reciprocated the four-year bans imposed against Lough and Barnes, and the three-year ban on Davidson, that were part of their settlement with the ASC. The respondents in these cases did not appear at the OSC hearing to consider reciprocal sanctions. Keywords EnforcementCompanies Alberta Securities Commission, Ontario Securities Commission PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Regulators in Ontario are reciprocating sanctions imposed by the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) following settlement agreements between the ASC and several admitted securities law violators. In two separate cases, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has ordered sanctions against respondents that have entered settlements with the ASC to resolve enforcement allegations. The OSC orders impose the same trading and registration bans imposed by the ASC. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton
RelatedJamaica Wants to Expand Economic Relations With France RelatedJamaica Wants to Expand Economic Relations With France RelatedJamaica Wants to Expand Economic Relations With France FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding says Jamaica wants to expand economic relations with France in the areas of tourism and investments in the productive sector.He expressed this desire when he received a courtesy call this morning from the French Ambassador to Jamaica and the Bahamas, Ambassador Marc-Olivier Gendry at Jamaica House.Mr. Golding used the opportunity to update the French Ambassador on the present state of the economy, the effects of the global economic challenges and the areas of economic focus over the next three years. These areas he said would include the expansion of the country’s water supply system, road networks, expansion of domestic agriculture to feed ourselves, education, crime reduction and health.He commended the French government on investments already being made in the areas of road construction and a major water supply project. Mr. Golding also expressed the desire to explore some more, the opportunities available under the Economic Partnership Agreement and the role which could be played by French investors.Ambassador Marc-Olivier Gendry expressed the French government’s desire to continue to explore and expand relations with the government of Jamaica. Jamaica Wants to Expand Economic Relations With France Office of the Prime MinisterMarch 4, 2009 Advertisements
An end of year message to private security industry As 2020 draws to a close, I want to send a message on behalf of the whole of the SIA to the 367,000 licence holders and the businesses that employ them. The security industry has every reason to be proud of the way it has responded in this, the most extraordinary of years.The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on you individually, as an industry, those businesses you work with and for, as well as the public you protect. You rose to those challenges and the uncertainties the pandemic and 2020 brought.Security operatives went about their daily, and nightly, work with professionalism and determination. Some door supervisors from the closed pubs and nightclubs moved to supervising a nervous public in supermarket queues or stood guard at the new Nightingale hospitals. Others met unusual situations with exemplary courage. There are people across the UK this year who owe their lives and safety to quick-thinking licence-holders putting themselves in harm’s way. We’ve been inviting the industry to tell us these stories, and sharing them more widely as SIA Heroes features, which you can read here.This year has demonstrated once again that security is not simply a business overhead, or a compliance activity. Dependable, well-trained, professional security is an essential part of a service to customers.Whether you were involved in the extraordinary and stand out acts of bravery or support, or you were part of the quiet heroism of all the operatives who carried on going out to work to protect the public and premises when the pandemic has been at its worst; you and your roles have been highly valued by communities across the UK, as well as local and national businesses. We also remember those within the security sector that have been affected by COVID-19 themselves, including those who lost their lives.2021 brings hope for the future and an acknowledgement that the shape and size of the sector and workforce has and will continue to change. The impact of the pandemic on some sectors particularly in the hospitality, the night-time economy, festivals, and events industries has been felt hard and it is likely that recovery will take some considerable time.As the regulator, we have also had to adapt. We have prioritised keeping our core licensing services working smoothly and supporting the industry with changes where we were able, including the virtual training pilots. We are proud to work with an industry that has risen to the challenges of this year and has demonstrated its commitment to protecting the public. Whatever the future holds, we share a dedication to quality and the pursuit of best practice in the security industry. On behalf of everyone at the SIA, and with deep appreciation for your hard work this year, thank you all.Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. /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:business, coronavirus, covid-19, Economy, future, Government, Impact, industry, licence, pilots, pursuit, quality, Safety, security, supermarket, UK, UK Government
Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Dave Clayton (left) with his childhood hero, George Barris in front of the Batmobile at a Calgary World of Wheels show.Courtesy Dave Clayton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Chris Heighton of Heighton Restorations made all of the body modifications, and laid down old-school flames over top the Ford Thistle Purple paint.Chad Murphy, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Cascade Interiors of Calgary finished the inside of Dave Clayton’s custom truck in grey tweed.Chad Murphy, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The custom aluminum grille was built by Derek Pauletto. He fabricated it without having the truck on hand to check his work, and when he was finished it fit like a glove.Chad Murphy, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Chad Murphy, Driving We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Known as the King of the Kustomizers, Barris was responsible for creating iconic television vehicles such as the Munster Koach and Batmobile.“Barris and the Batmobile were going to be at the World of Wheels,” Clayton recalls. “I reached out to his car handler and asked if I could detail the Batmobile, and was told no. But on the Friday night of the show, I met Barris and asked him directly if I could detail his car, and he said yes.“He wrote on the back of one of one of his business cards, ‘It’s OK for Dave to detail my Batmobile’, and that was it.”The pair hit it off, and as Clayton was detailing the Batmobile he and Barris began talking about the GMC Jimmy project. That was all the inspiration Clayton needed to start thinking about building something a bit more radical.Chevrolet introduced the Blazer in 1969, and GMC followed with its sibling, the upscale Jimmy in 1970. These were full-size, truck-based utility vehicles, and were built to compete with the Ford Bronco and International Scout. Most often, Blazers and Jimmys were equipped with four-wheel drive, so the two-wheel drive 1977 GMC Jimmy Clayton bought is something of a rarity.“I’ve never liked the name Jimmy, so we call it a Blazer – even though it’s not the Chevy version,” Clayton explains. “My wife Lori and I bought it, and she drove it to work for a while. It looked good. It was lowered, had nice wheels and was painted black.“But after meeting Barris, who is a childhood hero of mine, we decided to go full custom.”As purchased, the Blazer had been properly lowered with dropped spindles up front and arced springs in the rear so Clayton left the suspension alone. The Corvette power train was ‘refreshed’ with ported heads, higher compression pistons and a lumpier cam.Clayton focused the bulk of his attention on modifying the body, and enlisted Chris Heighton of Heighton’s Restorations in Beiseker, Alberta to help.One of the most notable of the 11 major body modifications is the removable roof. In 1977, the Jimmy/Blazer trucks had only a partially removable roof. That was a style change from the earlier generation where the entire roof from the windshield back could be taken off for an open top experience.Clayton found a roof from a 1973 Blazer, and Heighton adapted it to the 1977 truck. The windshield was laid back, or raked, 114 mm. Doing this ultimately gave the truck a 140 mm chopped top.The vent windows in the doors were deleted, and all door and tailgate handles shaved while rear view mirrors from a 1990 Chevy 454 SS truck were added.Complex alterations were made front and back. A 1967 Chevrolet truck front end was grafted onto the 1977 fenders and hood. Most people, Clayton says, would have simply hung the 1967 sheet metal on the 1977 chassis, but Heighton cut apart the fenders and hood and seamlessly joined everything together, extending the overall length of the truck by 180 mm.A 1990 GMC truck front bumper was heavily modified to fit, and Derek Pauletto built the aluminum grille with all of its angles and compound curves when he was working at Aero-Tech Specialty Welding.“I didn’t leave him the truck, so we measured everything up and drew a diagram. I had it back in three days,” Clayton says. “When I picked it up, it fit like a glove, that was impressive.”Pauletto now runs his own shop, Trillion Industries in Calgary.At the back, the frame rails were shortened 10-inches and the gas tank moved ahead and up so a custom roll pan fabricated to accept 1980 Trans Am taillights, inverted and swapped side for side, could be welded in place.Heighton laid down intricate ‘old-school’ flames over the Ford Thistle Purple paint and Gary Miller added hand-painted vivid blue pinstripes around the flames. For all of the exterior alterations, the interior is upholstered in subtle grey tweed by Cascade Interiors.After finishing the Blazer, Clayton showed it to Barris at a World of Wheels event.Clayton says, “He walked around it twice, taking in all of the details, and then paid me the highest compliment when he said, ‘You guys nailed it on the head.’” Trending in Canada See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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Contact him at 403-287-1067 or [email protected] RELATED TAGSGMCJimmyClassic CarsCalgaryClassic Cars & TrucksNew VehiclesAlbertaAutomobile Journalists Association of CanadaCalgaryCars and Car DesignChevrolet BlazerChevrolet CorvetteChris HeightonClaytonCulture and LifestyleDerek PaulettoFord BroncoGary MillerGeneral Motors CorporationGeorge BarrisGMC JimmyGreg WilliamsSUVs and CrossoversTrillion Industries ‹ Previous Next › Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever CALGARY — In 1996 Dave Clayton bought a GMC Jimmy.It had been lowered several inches and was powered by a Corvette L82 engine, but Clayton had plans to go further with the custom touches.It was also in 1996 that Clayton, a Calgary-based automotive detailer with his own shop, Personal Touch Car Care, met George Barris.
President Stewart posts his February President’s Video Message In his February President’s Video Message, Florida Bar President John Stewart gives an update on The Florida Bar’s priorities during the 2020 Legislative Session, discusses how the Florida Supreme Court is working to keep Florida’s legal system efficient and accessible, and lists what Florida Bar members can do to provide input and stay informed. Take a look!FEBRUARY VIDEO MESSAGE TEXTI’m John Stewart, president of The Florida Bar, here in the State Capitol, and this is my February President’s Message.Q. What is happening during the 2020 Legislative Session?The Florida Bar is actively monitoring legislation on behalf of the judicial branch and lawyers. Right now, we’re focused on the Court’s primary objective relating to funding for the 2020 budget for the judiciary. We’re looking to increase the salaries for judges. Right now, the trial courts and the DCA judges rank in the lower half among states across the country. We’re also looking to increase security, increase efficiencies, and get general access to justice improved for the judicial system. Right now, the state’s budget for the judiciary is less than one percent of the annual budget, and we’re continuing to work to improve that.Q. Why is it important that we are here?We’re here in the State Capitol during Legislative Session. It’s our job to make sure that, not only is The Florida Bar and the judiciary treated fairly by the legislature, but really to protect Florida citizens. There’s only one position in Florida’s Cabinet that is not comprised by a lawyer. So, we have our Secretary of State, we have our Attorney General, we have our Governor, and we have our Commissioner of Agriculture … are all Florida lawyers. So it’s great to be here, we’ll have some interviews coming with them, so be on the lookout for them on our social media platforms.Q. What are some of the ways the Florida Supreme Court is working to keep Florida’s legal system efficient and accessible?Florida court systems see over two million civil cases on the annual basis, so the Florida Supreme Court has put together a task force, including two past Florida Bar presidents, to review the efficiency and the way that civil cases can move through the system so that Florida citizens have access to justice. In addition, in conjunction with the law school deans, the Florida Supreme Court has removed two subjects from the Florida bar exam – the intent not to make the bar exam easier, but to allow law students to study core principles that will make them better lawyers. Finally, the Supreme Court has tasked The Florida Bar with studying the issues of the changing legal marketplace including areas of technology and advertising with an obligation to report back both to The Florida Bar Board of Governors and to the Florida Supreme Court with its final recommendations by June 2021.Q. What can Florida Bar members do to provide input on these matters and keep up with the progress of these studies?Florida Bar Member dialogue is critical to success of all the studies and projects that The Florida Bar and the Florida Supreme Court is currently engaged in. We make information available on The Florida Bar’s website through The Florida Bar News, through The Florida Bar Journal, all of our social media platforms. It is our job to get the information to you, and it is your job to review the information and provide us your feedback in a professional, educated, meaningful way. Feb 13, 2020 News in Photos