first_imgThis is something that Gareth Hickey has been doing for the last several months to shore up his start-up Noa, which creates audio versions of news content and works with several large news publishers.“We’ve had to put in place a review of all of our data transfer agreements that we have with publishers and other parties that are based in the U.K.,” he told CNBC. “There’s obviously been a cost associated with that because we don’t know what way it’s going to be left and we don’t want to be left scrambling.”Much like customs arrangements, Hickey said some start-ups may be putting their data transfer arrangement off to the last minute.“Just to call a spade a spade, it’s probably the case that some start-ups are going to accept the risk and not put anything in place and if data adequacy is not granted to the U.K. then they’re staring at an unknown.” “Even if we get a deal, we’re not in a scenario that we just carry on trading as we are now. On Jan. 1 there is a huge amount of extra administrative burden and complexity in trading.”One step in getting prepared is securing an Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification (EORI) number from Revenue, the Irish tax authority, which is required for anyone importing and exporting out of the EU. But it remains unclear if all the businesses that need one have obtained it.Last year, Revenue contacted around 90,000 businesses that it identified as possibly needing the registration. A spokesperson for Revenue said that over the last month the agency has been carrying out further contact with around 14,000 businesses.FatigueBrian Keegan, director of public policy at Chartered Accountants Ireland, said that drawn out negotiations and extended deadlines has caused some weariness among businesses.“There’s been an incredible amount of Brexit fatigue. We’ve been marched up to the top of the hill and marched down again so often,” he said.Companies could run the risk of that fatigue getting the best of them come Jan. 1, he said.“We’re not entirely clear if tariffs are going to be applied and secondly if they are applied, the extent to which they’re going to apply between the U.K. and Northern Ireland,” he told CNBC.“While there is a protocol in place to ensure that there is no tariff border, no hard border on the island of Ireland, it’s still very unclear how any of this is going to work and we’re less than 70 days away from the shutters coming down,” he said.Keegan added that he’s hopeful some kind agreement can be made at this stage, which can be expanded upon beyond January.“If Europe is struggling with its trading agreements with a G-7 country, that’s really significant.”Data flowsThe movement of physical goods is one thing, but questions still hang over the flows of data after December.The U.K. will need to gain an adequacy agreement with the EU — which effectively says the jurisdictions are on equal footing — as well, to ensure personal data can flow.Last month, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties argued that the U.K.’s data protection enforcement isn’t up to standard and said in a letter to the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, that there is an “inescapable conclusion” that the U.K. shouldn’t be granted adequacy.If no such agreement is reached, companies will have to make separate data transfer arrangements with customers and partners. An employee enters sliding doors decorated with the stars of the European Union (EU) flag at the Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European Commission (EC), in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. It took 32 months, two prime ministers, and nearly 30 votes in Parliament to extricate Britain from the European Union and the hardest part of the negotiations hasn’t even started.Bloomberg DUBLIN — Customs capacity will be a major hurdle for many Irish businesses that trade with the U.K., regardless of whether a deal is struck with the EU by the end of the year.That’s according to Ian Talbot, chief executive of business group Chambers Ireland, who said that while the Irish government committed to hiring extra personnel to handle customs with the U.K., many small businesses are unprepared for the new responsibilities that will be placed on them.“You could end up getting to a customs point and finding your documentation wasn’t correctly prepared and you can’t proceed,” Talbot said.- Advertisement – For many SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), especially in the agriculture and food industries, any delays could be disastrous.“We just don’t know how this is going to play out at borders. How lenient for example borders might be for the first few weeks and months as everyone gets used to this. That will be a big question in our minds. Will a minor documentation error cause a fail or will some discretion be allowed for a period of time?” Talbot added that regardless of the deal talks on tariffs and quotas, there will be extra obligations on businesses.   – Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img Tevez was further bailed to appear at Macclesfield Magistrates Court on April 3. A police statement read: “Cheshire Constabulary has charged a 29-year-old man from Alderley Edge with offences of driving while disqualified and driving without insurance. “The man was arrested on the A538 in Macclesfield at 5.13pm on Thursday, March 7, and later released on police bail. “He answered bail today at Middlewich Custody Suite and was formally charged. “He will appear at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court on April 3.” The 29-year-old Argentinian was arrested near his home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, last Thursday. He answered bail at Cheshire Police’s custody suite in Middlewich where he was formally charged. Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been charged with driving while disqualified and without insurance, Cheshire Police have confirmed.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgFor the second time in program history, Syracuse will host an NCAA tournament game. The Orange (24-8, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) earned a program-best No. 3 seed in the Portland region and will face No. 14 Fordham this Saturday in the Carrier Dome.Syracuse entered this season as the No. 15 team in the country and cruised past North Dakota in its season-opener. It then traveled to then-No.3 Oregon and lost a close contest 75-73. If SU advances to the Sweet 16, it can possibly face Oregon, which earned a No. 2 seed.After a 1-1 start, the Orange won their next five games — including two against then-ranked opponents. They pulled away late against Texas A&M in a neutral site and capped off an undefeated Cancun Challenge with an overtime win against DePaul after a buzzer-beater by Tiana Mangakahia.SU’s next loss came against a then-ranked Minnesota team on the road in a close 72-68 contest on Nov. 29. That would be Syracuse’s last ranked test until the new year. It steamrolled the remainder of its nonconference schedule, scoring at least 94 points in three-straight. It then swept back-to-back games in the St. Pete Shootout, before opening conference play with a win against Clemson.Syracuse pulled out another overtime victory at Virginia Tech on Jan. 6 as Mangakahia and redshirt freshman center Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi combined for 45 of SU’s 75 points. After stringing together two more conference wins, Syracuse faltered against a lowly Georgia Tech squad, 65-55, on the road. That was followed up by a 13-point home loss to then-No. 23 Miami, marking the first Carrier Dome-loss for the Orange to that point.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKiara Lewis propelled SU to a win at Duke on Jan. 27, which continued in a close win against Virgina. In their next big test, however, the Orange were blown out by Louisville — an No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament — 76-51, for its third loss in five games. SU then dropped its next ranked game at home against North Carolina State as Syracuse’s 3-point shooting wasn’t enough.After two easy wins, the Orange set their season-high in attendance (7,568) but were crushed by Notre Dame, 98-68, as four different UND scorers posted 15-plus points. Still, head coach Quentin Hillsman kept his goal: he wanted Syracuse to be a top-four seed. It still had chances for quality wins.It outlasted Florida State with 44 points by Mangakahia on Feb. 28 for its first-ranked win in more than a month. It then ended the regular season with an easy win at Boston College, where Mangakahia scored her 1,000th point. Syracuse then advanced to the semifinals of last week’s ACC tournament before losing to Notre Dame for the second time this season. The two wins against Virginia and Miami, however, seemed to have secured SU a top-four seed. Mangakahia carried Syracuse, earning an All-tournament team selection.“I mean, we’ve got a 10 RPI. And I think, what, a 3 strength of schedule,” Hillsman said after SU’s ACC tournament loss to Notre Dame. “If we don’t (get to host NCAA tournament games), I mean, they’re going to have to change the whole criteria.”On Monday night, Syracuse learned that its upcoming tournament appearance — its ninth-overall and fifth-straight — would be historic.The winner of Syracuse’s first-round matchup will play the winner of No. 11 seed Quinnipiac — which includes Orange forward Digna Strautmane’s sister Paula — and No. 6 South Dakota State. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 18, 2019 at 5:22 pm Contact Nick: | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more