London City Airport unveils its new COVID-19 modified master plan

London City Airport today published its new master plan which sets out the long-term vision for how it can grow in a sustainable and responsible way, supporting London’s recovery from COVID-19.

The publication of the master plan follows a 16-week consultation carried out in summer 2019. All comments received from local residents, stakeholders and passengers during the consultation period were taken into account in finalising the master plan.

Originally scheduled to be published in March this year, the decision was made to delay the publication and focus on supporting passengers, staff and local communities during the COVID-19 crisis and national lockdown.

The master plan is a non-statutory document that replaces the airport’s previous 2006 master plan. It outlines how the capital’s most central airport can:

• Provide capacity for up to 11 million passengers and 151,000 aircraft movements per year, by making best use of our existing runway in line

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Govt Approves Gwadar Smart City Master Plan

According to the Federal Secretary Maritime Affairs, Rizwan Ahmed, the government has approved the Gwadar Smart City Master Plan. According to reports, Gwadar’s economic output is expected to exceed $30 billion, while creating up to 1.2 million jobs for skilled workers.


Gwadar Eastbay Expressway Will be Completed by Next Year

Rizwan Ahmed briefed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a meeting chaired by MNA, Munazza Hassan, regarding a tentative review audit for the Maritimes Division. According to reports, all audit objections for the year 2009 were closed, and proceedings adjourned for new projects.

The Federal Secretary Maritime Affairs suggested that within the next three to four years, Gwadar will facilitate Central Asian countries, including Afghanistan, with China already in the Trade Belt mix. The Master Plan reportedly mentioned the establishment of international exhibition centers, theme parks, luxury resorts, botanical gardens, and museums in a thriving modern city.


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Biodegradable Polymers Market to Grow by Almost $ 4 Billion During 2020-2024 | Highlights on Key Vendors and Business Continuity Plan


The biodegradable polymers market is expected to grow by USD 3.98 billion during 2020-2024, according to Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the biodegradable polymers market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

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The biodegradable polymers market will witness a neutral impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per Technavio’s pandemic-focused market research, market growth is likely to increase as compared to 2019.

With the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, organizations across the globe are gradually flattening their recessionary curve by leveraging technology. Many businesses

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Monte dei Paschi to send ECB plan to plug capital shortfall by January 31

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian state-owned bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) said on Thursday it would tell the European Central Bank by the end of January how it plans to tackle its capital shortfall.

FILE PHOTO: The entrance of Monte dei Paschi bank in Siena, Italy, October 27, 2017. Picture taken October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo

The Tuscan bank, which Italy rescued in 2017, has said its capital reserves will fall below minimum thresholds in the first quarter due to a bad loan clean-up it has just completed and provisions booked against pending legal disputes.

The bank’s board will meet on Dec. 17 to look at how much capital it needs depending on the various strategic alternatives included in a new business plan that will be presented that day, MPS said.

Italy’s Treasury, which must cut the 64% stake it holds in MPS under the terms the bank’s

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Quebec cancels plan to allow holiday gatherings

MONTZREAL — The Quebec government is cancelling its plan to allow gatherings over four days of the Christmas holidays.

Premier Francois Legault announced Thursday that the province will no longer permit multi-household gatherings of up to 10 people from Dec. 24 through Dec. 27 as had been planned.

Legault first announced the Christmas plan on Nov. 19, saying people could get together as long as they quarantined for a week before and a week after the holiday period. But coronavirus infections, COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise and the province’s health system is deemed fragile due to a lack of staffing.

Legault says it’s not realistic to think the numbers will go down sufficiently by Christmas.

The French-speaking Canadian province reported 1,470 coronavirus cases Thursday.



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Having a business plan can help advisors boost their top line

Stacy Brooks, National Practice Management Consultant at Financial Horizons Group.

Let’s jump right in today and talk about Business Planning.

Specifically, we’re going to go over the importance of creating and documenting a vision statement and defining your customer experience.

As a financial advisor, you’re pulled in two directions—looking after your business, as the owner of the business, and looking after your clients’ needs.

This can be a constant struggle to balance your time “on” the business and “in” the business.

Investing time on a documented business plan can actually save you time in the long run—allowing you to keep your focus on your clients.

You and your team get a clear vision of where you want to go—helping with making decisions along the way.

You can define your experience, which helps you to increase your positive reputation.

This may seem like it could be a lot of work, but

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New Stimulus Plan Gets More GOP Interest; McConnell Holds Back

McConnell has yet to publicly embrace it, but several other key GOP lawmakers are eyeing it as the foundation for a deal on pandemic relief.

Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, said he backed the compromise and spoke with Trump about it.

“I told him that the $908 billion bill has bipartisan support,” Graham said. “If the president came out for it, you’d have a large number of Republicans and Democrats vote for it.”

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley was among those expressing openness to the bill Thursday. He told reporters he’s studying it, but wants a cap on state and local aid — a major point of contention between Republicans and Democrats throughout the half-year of stalemate over Covid-19 relief — of $150 billion.

Senator Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican, said of the proposal, “I like the effort. It strikes

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Nicklaus: Inclusive growth is goal of St. Louis group’s 2030 jobs plan | David Nicklaus

The plan begins by recounting St. Louis’ many challenges, including political fragmentation, racial division and slow population growth. That combination of factors, it says, has created “a culture of scarcity where growth is perceived as a zero-sum game that rewards only a few places at the expense of others.”

That’s an unusually downbeat introduction for a business-funded plan, but Bruce Katz of New Localism Advisors, the plan’s lead author, said that’s where interviews with St. Louisans led him.

“They feel like the fractured nature of the metro area means that the city and region has not performed as well as it should have, and clearly there’s unanimity that too many people have been left behind,” he said. “Usually these plans do start with the opportunity set first, but the challenges were so well presented, I thought it was more honest to start with that.”

The dramatic economic swings caused by

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3 Things All 401(k) Plan Sponsors Share No Matter The Size Of The Firm

Retirement plans come in all shapes and sizes. You may think your plan is too big (or too small) to share the same concerns with smaller (or larger) plans. It turns out, however, there’s a lot in common between really large and really little 401(k) plans.

This is not to say there aren’t differences between big and small companies when it comes to their 401(k) plans. For one thing, smaller companies don’t have the same staffing capacity. This puts a squeeze on their ability to address critical matters as ERISA places similar requirements on all plans, no matter what their size.

So, yes, small company sponsored plans do have a substantial issue that their larger brethren do not. “They are not able to spend the appropriate amount of time on the plan given their limited resources,” says Preston Traverse, Partner-Mid Market Solutions Leader at Mercer in Boston.

While you

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Daimler’s Supervisory Board gives its full backing to business plan 2021-2025

STUTTGART, Germany, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 

  • Daimler to accelerate the transformation towards electrification and digitization
  • Investment plan of more than €70 billion confirmed
  • Board of Management and General Works Council launch a new transformation fund with a value of €1 billion

The Supervisory Board of Daimler AG has given its full backing to the company’s strategic course, the related business plan for the years 2021 through 2025, and the measures derived to achieve the targeted profitability. As one of those measures, the investment plan for the ongoing transformation towards electrification and digitization was confirmed. From 2021 through 2025, Daimler will invest more than €70 billion in research and development and in property, plant and equipment. Most of this investment will be at Mercedes-Benz Cars. As explained in the Mercedes-Benz Strategy Update on October 6, Mercedes-Benz Cars’ R&D expenditure and capex will decrease during this period and will

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