Press release: City chief appointed to lead UK export drive

first_img I am very pleased to welcome John to my top team. His appointment shows that DIT is attracting the highest-calibre talent from across the public and private sectors to work on our crucial agenda. Leading our work to boost exports up and down the country, he will play a critical role in putting trade at the heart of UK growth. Minister of State for Export and Trade Promotion Baroness Rona Fairhead added: John’s banking expertise will help us build the world’s best international economic department as we develop our own independent trade policy for the first time in more than 40 years – making the UK a global trading nation once again. John will play a vital role in DIT, reporting to Permanent Secretary Antonia Romeo, the department’s lead official, who commented: John Mahon joins Dr Liam Fox’s department to work closely with business, putting exports at the heart of UK growth Speaking about his new role, John Mahon said: I am delighted to welcome John as our first Director General for Exports. With the IMF predicting that 90% of global growth will come from outside the EU, his role will be key to helping UK businesses unlock opportunities around the world. Following a highly competitive recruitment process, the Department for International Trade (DIT) today (Thursday 12 April) appoints John Mahon as the UK’s first Director General for Exports. Reporting to the Permanent Secretary, John will lead the implementation of the government’s emerging Export Strategy as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.A former Head of Barclays Corporate Bank, John brings a strong track record to DIT and is being hailed across Whitehall as a key hire. His appointment is the latest step in a major capability-building programme underway at DIT, across exports and investment promotion and the trade policy and negotiation businesses.The new Director General for Exports is at the heart of the government’s post-Brexit trading plan, and is tasked with ensuring that new and existing exporters can access the right financial, practical and promotional support to sell overseas.Welcoming John to DIT, International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: We will soon be launching an Export Strategy to respond to the clear and growing demand from all over the world for UK goods and services. Our aim is to help UK companies of all sizes to grow by enhancing the support we offer and connecting them ever-more effectively to market opportunities. John will play a crucial role in making this happen. This is the latest in a series of senior appointments as DIT ramps up preparations for post-Brexit trade. Five new HM Trade Commissioners started their roles last week. I am excited to join the Department for International Trade at such a crucial time where it will be my task to help companies everywhere to take advantage of the international demand for British goods and services. Through the government’s emerging Export Strategy, we will help businesses generate growth, prosperity and jobs in every corner of the UK.last_img read more

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Syracuse men’s basketball releases full schedule

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse released its full men’s basketball schedule Thursday night. Atlantic Coast Conference games were announced on an ACC Network conference-wide schedule release.The Orange take road trips to Miami, Florida State and Virginia in the conference slate and play home games against Duke and North Carolina at the beginning and end of February, respectively.Here is SU’s full season schedule.Oct. 26 – Daemen College (Carrier Dome, exhibition)Oct. 29 – Carleton College (Carrier Dome, exhibition)AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNov. 6 – Virginia (Carrier Dome)Nov. 13 – Colgate (Carrier Dome)Nov. 16 — Seattle (Carrier Dome)Nov. 20 – Cornell (Carrier Dome)Nov. 23 — Bucknell (Carrier Dome)Nov. 27 – NIT Season Tipoff vs. Ole Miss/Oklahoma State/Penn State (Barclays Center)Nov. 29  – NIT Season Tipoff (Barclays Center)Dec. 3 – Iowa (ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Carrier Dome)Dec. 8 — Georgia Tech (McCamish Pavillion)Dec. 14 – Georgetown (Capital One Arena)Dec. 18 – Oakland (Carrier Dome)Dec. 21 — North Florida (Carrier Dome)Dec. 28 — Niagara (Carrier Dome)Jan. 4  — Notre Dame (Carrier Dome)Jan. 7  — Virginia Tech (Carrier Dome)Jan. 11 — Virginia (John Paul Jones Arena)Jan. 15 — Boston College (Carrier Dome)Jan. 18 — Virginia Tech (Cassell Coliseum)Jan. 22 — Notre Dame (Purcell Pavilion)Jan. 25 — Pittsburgh (Carrier Dome)Jan. 28 — Clemson (Littlejohn Coliseum)Feb. 1 — Duke (Carrier Dome)Feb. 8 — Wake Forest (Carrier Dome)Feb. 11 — NC State (Carrier Dome)Feb. 15 — Florida State (Tucker Center)Feb. 19 — Louisville  (KFC Yum! Center)Feb. 22 — Georgia Tech (Carrier Dome)Feb. 26 — Pittsburgh (Petersen Events Center)Feb. 29 — UNC (Carrier Dome)Mar. 3 — Boston College (Conte Forum)Mar. 7 — Miami (Watsco Center) Comments Published on September 12, 2019 at 11:56 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more

Valencia inflict first defeat on Zidane’s new Madrid

first_img0Shares0000Valencia v Real Madrid – Mestalla, Valencia, Spain – April 3, 2019 Valencia’s Dani Parejo and Ezequiel Garay celebrate after the match as Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos looks onMADRID, Spain, Apr 4 – Zinedine Zidane dropped Gareth Bale and endured his first defeat since returning to Real Madrid as his side were deservedly beaten 2-1 by a resurgent Valencia on Wednesday. The last time Zidane left Bale on the bench, the Welshman proved a spectacular substitute against Liverpool in the Champions League final 10 months ago but there was to be no rescue act at Mestalla. Instead, Valencia surged to a convincing victory, Goncalo Guedes and Ezequiel Garay scoring in each half to leave Marcelino’s team within a point of La Liga’s top four. Karim Benzema headed in a late consolation in injury-time.“We lacked a bit of spark up front,” Zidane said. “I am not going to criticise my players. They have tried and we played a good team. But losing always hurts.”After a miserable start to the season, Valencia could yet enjoy a barnstorming finish.Champions League qualification is now within touching distance while a Copa del Rey final against Barcelona and Europa League last 16 tie against Villarreal still await.“The game played out how we hoped,” said Marcelino. “It was a complete performance.”For Zidane, after two opening victories, this was perhaps something of a reality check, even if Madrid’s reappointed coach has insisted he is under no illusions regarding the task ahead.They now trail leaders Barcelona by 13 points, the exact same margin they were behind the Catalans under Zidane at this stage last season.This was reminiscent too of the limp displays that have undone Madrid in recent months, blunt in the final third, overly-generous in defence and bereft of either snap or spark in midfield.Bale had started each of Zidane’s first two games, offering hope there might yet be a future for him in the new era, but his relegation to the bench suggests the Frenchman’s old doubts may linger.Zidane’s press conference on Tuesday had been littered with questions about players’ futures but Raphael Varane and Marcelo both started in defence, as did Keylor Navas, restored in goal ahead of Zidane’s son Luca and the injured Thibaut Courtois.Valencia were far superior in the first half and the only surprise was that it took 35 minutes for them to score.Navas punched a corner to the edge of the box where Guedes bounced the ball off Carlos Soler, stopped it and curled between the goalkeeper’s right hand and the near post.Valencia unleashed a series of efforts in search of a second. Kevin Gameiro headed wide, Geoffrey Kondogbia half-volleyed over and Rodrigo’s bending shot whistled inches past the post.Madrid had barely featured as Bale came on for Marco Asensio in the 64th minute, along with Isco, who replaced the quiet Toni Kroos.Bale might have had an equaliser shortly after had it not been for Dani Parejo’s sliding block and then the he sent a sumptous pass to the far post, but it was cleared away from the waiting Benzema.Valencia should have wrapped it up with 15 minutes left as five sprawled forward on the break but Rodrigo miscontrolled while his cutback was flicked by Soler, harmlessly into the hands of Navas.If Madrid were more threatening they might have capitalised but there was no counter and instead victory was secured when Garay headed in Parejo’s cross with seven minutes left.Sergio Ramos had a late penalty taken off him, ruled out by VAR, before Benzema nodded in a consolation in added time. It was too little too late.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more