General Election 2015: Tory donors want Boris Johnson to replace David Cameron as party leader

first_imgSunday 26 April 2015 12:35 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteabley General Election 2015: Tory donors want Boris Johnson to replace David Cameron as party leader whatsapp whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ David Cameron’s days as head of the Conservatives may be limited, if party donors have it their way. Two supporters who made substantial contributions in recent years have expressed dissatisfaction at the way he is leading the party, and say they want Boris Johnson to replace him if he loses the General Election on 7 May.  Describing his campaign as “utterly cynical” and “not in the slightest inspiring”, they told The Sunday Times it lacked “a powerful vision for the future”.  Peter Hall, an investment manager who has donated almost £600,000 since 2005, accused Cameron of having a “curious lack of energy and belief in his campaign”, and said if the party doesn’t win in 11 days it will be his fault: “If we don’t have a Conservative government after May 7 it will be because of David Cameron.” Another big party donor who is sceptical about Cameron is entrepreneur Huigh Osmond. “What would a Cameron UK really look like? I’ve just no idea,” he said. “I don’t find either of the campaigns the slightest bit inspiring. They are utterly cynical, trying to woo those few extra electors their way.” In response to widespread criticism earlier this week, Cameron said: “We have got 12 days before the most important election in a generation. You might want to spend your time speculating on what happens on the 13th day, I’m focused on the 12 days we have got to save our economy, save jobs and save our country.” Boris most likely successorTory ministers have been discussing the best possible successor to Cameron, should Ed Miliband win the election. Among donors, though, there’s a clear favourite.. Hall described Boris Johnson as “the man who can reach the parts that others cannot”, thanks to his “emotional connection with the public at large”. Osmond, meanwhile, said that “if there’s going to be a new leader of the Tory party, you’d really have to give Boris a go”. Another unnamed donor said “Boris is the only one who can win. Everyone knows what is going to happen in 10 days’ time. If Dave doesn’t make it, we’ll get rid of him.”   A recent YouGov poll revealed similar opinion among voters, with 31 per cent judging him Cameron’s best successor. His selection isn’t certain, though – home secretary Theresa May is considered another likely option, and she received 13 per cent support in the same poll. [custom id=”1″] Sarah Spickernell Tags: Boris Johnson David Cameron General Election 2015 Peoplelast_img read more

CBI: Apprentice levy won’t fix skills crisis

first_img CBI: Apprentice levy won’t fix skills crisis Tags: employment and wages July Budget 2015 Skills shortage UK jobs Sunday 12 July 2015 10:52 pm Share Britain’s top business group will lash out at the government’s new apprenticeships plan today, arguing that the move is “unlikely” to help fix the UK’s skills shortage.The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) publishes a survey this morning showing that over half of firms are afraid that they will not be able to find staff with the right skills in the coming years.Chancellor George Osborne used last week’s Budget to unveil a new levy on large employers, used to fund apprenticeships.“The new levy announced in the Budget may guarantee funding for more apprenticeships, but it’s unlikely to equate to higher quality or deliver the skills that industry needs,” says CBI deputy head Katja Hall. “Levies on training already exist in the construction sector where two-thirds of employers are already reporting skills shortages.”The CBI believes that employers must be given greater involvement in decisions over vocational training and the development of young people’s skills.A spokesperson from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills insisted that firms are being included. “The apprenticeship levy puts employers back in the driving seat; they are now in charge of how apprenticeship budgets are spent and they can build the skills base they need for their future success,” the spokesperson said.[custom id=”21″] whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Express KCS More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com last_img read more

News / Ports of Georgia and Virginia get green light for talks on box terminal alliance

first_img By Gavin van Marle 10/04/2017 © Oseland | Dreamstime.com – Port of Savannah The US east coast port authorities of Georgia and Virginia have been given a green light from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) for discussions on “a variety of operational and commercial topics”, in what is likely to be the latest port alliance development.Georgia and Virginia, which respectively oversee the container gateways of Savannah and Norfolk, have drawn up an East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement “to exchange information related to the best use of their wharves, berths and cargo handling equipment, all to the benefit of the shipping public”.FMC acting chairman Michael Khouri said the agreement was “the latest example of port authorities and MTOs looking to the Shipping Act and the commission’s agreement authority as a way to improve service and operations, which will ultimately benefit the American shipper and consumer”.He added: “The ocean transportation services sector is a dynamic and competitive business where the marketplace drives innovation. The port authorities in Virginia and Georgia are responding to a changing industry.”The proposed agreement would see the two port authorities discussing “vessel calls and rotations, operational efficiencies, cost reductions, the changing shipping environment, large ship operations, supply chain technology, stevedoring, gate, rail and yard operations, warehousing, safety and security, customer service and new product lines”.It would also look at joint or independent acquisition, utilisation and best practices relating to operating systems and equipment, including the repair and use of chassis and containers.However, the two ports are not permitted to discuss terminal handling charges or other fees, such as potential chassis leasing.The momentum for alliances between ports and terminal in the US appears to be gathering. In December, the FMC authorised two adjacent container terminals in Miami to seek “cooperation and commonality in both business and operating matters”.During a speech to the North Atlantic Ports Association in Virginia at the beginning of December, FMC commissioner William Doyle suggested the Miami operators’ filing could form a template for terminal alliances to construct framework service agreements with liner alliances.In January 2015, the Pacific ports of Tacoma and Seattle created the Northwest Seaports Alliance to jointly manage their respective container handling businesses.last_img read more

THE PRESS IS ONE OF THE CRITICAL PILLARS OF OUR DEMOCRACY – VAZ

first_imgRelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedTHE PRESS IS ONE OF THE CRITICAL PILLARS OF OUR DEMOCRACY – VAZ RelatedTHE PRESS IS ONE OF THE CRITICAL PILLARS OF OUR DEMOCRACY – VAZ THE PRESS IS ONE OF THE CRITICAL PILLARS OF OUR DEMOCRACY – VAZ InformationJune 18, 2009center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail It is with pleasure that I address the Press Association of Jamaica and more specifically its latest inductees. You are practitioners in an industry which is one of the critical pillars of our relatively fledgling democracy. I note with satisfaction that in the sixty five years that this organization has existed, the hallmark of its mission has been to encourage the highest levels of journalistic professionalism.The Press Association Of Jamaica (PAJ)I note with equal pleasure that over those many years, the PAJ has been a part of Jamaica’s political ethos to promote and facilitate the media.Press FreedomIt therefore comes as no surprise that International Indices produced by Reporters Without Borders (among others) ranks Jamaica as one of the leading countries in the world relative to Press Freedom. In 2008 we were 21st of well over one hundred countries ahead of the US, the UK, France and other countries often regarded as standard bearers of liberty.Scoping the future of the media landscapeSo for us then, our collective efforts in scoping the future of the media landscape is not so much focused on securing press freedom (though we must always jealously guard it) but on deepening and widening the benefits to be derived from it. In other words your audience :- Jamaica’s citizens and the wider public must be the beneficiary of the dissemination of accurate and credible information. Journalists in the modern environment where information is sought over multiple and interactive platforms must, to remain relevant:. Instantaneously and continuously, meet the challenge of making thorough and probing enquiries, across a wide range of anticipated interests;. Cater by way of multiple genres to the widening preferences of a discriminating, diverse and highly exposed audience; and . Compete with traditional and emerging media which have exploded by way of sheer number over a period of just a few yearsIndividual rightsAll without encroaching on the individual rights of those who are the subject of your reporting and of course without sacrificing the quality of output and high ethical standards for the press upon which our democracy rests.It is ladies and gentlemen a tremendous privilege and responsibility with which you are charged and a tremendous balance must be struck in your exercise of them.Defamation LawsIt is in fact with due regard to these imperatives that the Honourable Prime Minister appointed a high level Committee to examine our Defamation Laws which benefitted then from your representation and experience through the membership of your own Mr Desmond Richards and that process now continues through the active review of a Parliamentary Committee established for the purpose of examining the recommendations contained in the Report of the Hugh Small led Committee. I can say in advance on behalf of Government that the approach to be taken to the subject is not just scrutiny of the technical elements which attend legislative reform but an examination of the range of broader considerations which impact upon the practical components of the trade.Media Policy ReviewThe same guiding principle is accepted in the review of the media policy now underway which of necessity will have to embrace in a comprehensive way:. Preservation and promotion of indigenous content . The complexities and treatment of new and emerging media – which we believe must be leveraged for the development of the country and the region, but must also answer to the dictates of the rule of law and security for its users and consumers – with an emphasis on the vulnerable (our youth) ;. Technical and quality standards of media output. sustainability of the traditional electronic media and the imperative to keep pace with new standards in transmission (I refer of course to the matter of switching from analogue methods of delivery to Digital as a case in point) . matters of competition, diversity and plurality. service to the underserved interests through public service broadcasting. certainty in regulation in fast evolving, multiplying and converging media platforms and in a media landscape with expanded borders among many other issues.It is by now clear to all stakeholders that the only sure way to arrive at best possible solutions is to be evidenced based; to retire individual interests and to engage as Jamaicans first in the formulation of new policies and identification of a suitable legal and regulatory framework which will address and enable all the components which comprise the media.A commitment to facilitate open and timely dialogue with allI take this opportunity to share that while the variables and challenges are evidently many, and while it is acknowledged that the new modern structures which may emerge might be for us considered unchartered territory, I bring to the responsibilities which I have been given for the Information Subject, a commitment to facilitate open and timely dialogue with all of you; my determination to see to a job well done and in the shortest possible time; and most of all a confidence in the process of governance and the cadre of professionals in media which have already – in the young life of this country – already seen to:– the liberalization and exponential growth of the print and traditional electronic media – (regionally and islandwide); – The introduction of the delivery of Cable Services and indigenous Independent Programme Providers (for Cable); – Expansions in Cable service delivery from solely by zone to island wide – and this period promises to herald wireless transmission of Cable services.A Strong and Creative Media LandscapeWe are a country with the distinction of a media that is strong, creative, committed, second to none and equal to tasks of all sizes and shapes – to the press I say, seek out and continue to seek out, the many opportunities for journalists to disseminate information, take up and participate in the consultation processes with which government has embarked relative to the legal and regulatory framework, safeguard the freedoms of the press that we will continue to enjoy a very healthy report card – go from strength to strength with God’s grace and guidance.Again I congratulate the new members being admitted to the Press Association of Jamaica.View/download pdf version here Advertisementslast_img read more

Support for a stronger Samoa in wake of COVID-19

first_imgSupport for a stronger Samoa in wake of COVID-19 The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$25 million in grants to support Samoa’s social and economic response and recovery from COVID-19 and boost efforts to build resilience to climate change, natural disasters and health-related risks.This financing supports Government measures to assist workers affected by COVID-19 and increase benefits for the elderly. Reforms supported by the operation will also help to bolster government revenue collection and improve the management of fiscal risks associated with state-owned enterprises. To ensure greater resilience to climate change and natural disasters, the World Bank support has helped develop legislation to improve Samoa’s early warning systems and drive improved standards for buildings. The operation has also supported legislative changes to protect children from infectious diseases.“We have all felt the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19; impacts that require strategic and sustainable approaches to help our economy, our people and ecosystems to come out stronger,” said the Minister of Finance, the Hon. Sili Epa Tuioti. “This support from the World Bank will be critical to ensure that we can provide assistance to those Samoans who need it the most, whilst also having funds we can call on in case of a natural disaster in the future.”The operation provides US$15 million as an upfront grant from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the most in-need countries, with a further IDA grant of US$10 million under a Catastrophe-Deferred Drawdown Option (Cat-DDO) that is available for withdrawal in the event of a significant natural, climate-related or health disaster. A similar mechanism was drawn on in the wake of the measles outbreak in 2019, and again in March 2020 to bolster the government’s financial capacity to support COVID-19 preparedness and response.“In a year of considerable challenges for Samoans, we are pleased to support Samoa’s efforts to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19, protect Samoan families’ livelihoods, and boost the country’s resilience to future climate-related and health shocks,” said Michel Kerf, World Bank Country Director for Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.The World Bank works in partnership with 12 countries across the Pacific, supporting 84 projects totaling US$1.73 billion in commitments in sectors including agriculture, aviation and transport, climate and disaster resilience, economic policy, education and employment, energy, fisheries, health, macroeconomic management, rural development, telecommunications and tourism.World Bank Group Response to COVID-19The World Bank Group, one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries, is taking broad, fast action to help developing countries strengthen their pandemic response. It is supporting public health interventions, working to ensure the flow of critical supplies and equipment, and helping the private sector continue to operate and sustain jobs.The World Bank Group is making available up to $160 billion over a 15-month period ending June 2021 to help more than 100 countries protect the poor and vulnerable, support businesses, and bolster economic recovery. This includes $50 billion of new IDA resources through grants and highly concessional loans and $12 billion for developing countries to finance the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. /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:Aviation, children, climate change, covid-19, education, employment, Government, infectious disease, legislation, operation, Papua New Guinea, public health, resilience, resources, sustainable, World Banklast_img read more

Chance The Rapper and Kygo to perform at CU Oct. 1

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Chance The Rapper and Kygo will perform at CU-Boulder’s Balch Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. Doors for the show, which is hosted by Program Council, open at 7:30 p.m. Opening acts are yet to be announced. Admission for students will be $30, while non-students may purchase tickets for $45. It will be mandatory for all concertgoers to bring a printed ticket as well as a valid form of photo identification for entry to the concert. The show is part of the Verge Campus Tour.Chicago native Chancellor Bennett initially gained attention upon the release of his first full-length mixtape entitled “10 Day.” After the release of his second mixtape, “Acid Rap,” Chance the Rapper has seen his popularity grow.From venturing on a worldwide tour with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to having over 3 million spectators view his performance at Lollapalooza online this year, Chance has experienced great success despite never releasing an official album. For more information concerning Chance The Rapper and Kygo, please visit each respective artist’s website at chanceraps.com and kygomusic.com. Ticket information. Program Council is a student-run organization that provides affordable, high quality, face-rocking entertainment and professional event support for the Boulder campus community. Established in 1953, Program Council aims to entertain by organizing a diverse array of events each year. Published: Aug. 26, 2014 last_img read more

Regents approve tuition, fees for 2019–20; compensation pool increases; more

first_img Published: April 5, 2019 At its regular meeting on Friday, April 5, at CU system headquarters in downtown Denver, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to approve tuition and fees for the 2019–20 academic year, merit pool increases for faculty and staff, and more.2019–20 tuition, compensation pool approvalThe board voted to approve a portion of the budget for the 2019–20 academic year. The resolutions passed, including the following:A zero percent change in tuition and slight decrease in mandatory fees for incoming resident freshman and transfer students and continuing resident undergraduates on the CU Boulder campus.A three percent increase in tuition for incoming nonresident studentsA three percent merit pool increase for faculty and staffFor complete coverage of tuition and fees, see the 2019–20 tuition announcement.Campus expendituresThe remainder of the 2019–20 budget, as reviewed to be approved in June, would include investments in increases in general operating expense to include graduate stipend increases, enrollment growth, libraries, information technology, utilities, an emergency stabilization fund in the event of a change in economic circumstances, and the strategic initiatives in which CU Boulder is investing for the future of the campus.Social climate surveyPat O’Rourke, CU system vice president, university counsel and secretary of the Board of Regents, provided an update on the systemwide social climate survey. He reported he has engaged the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the University of Massachusetts on a diversity engagement survey they have designed and tested.This survey would address concerns about the prior survey in that it is a validated survey with benchmarking, only 22 questions, eight dimensions of an inclusive organization, and will include reporting along internal, external and organizational traits. It will allow for actionable results, and the University of Colorado Faculty Council has endorsed the approach.The Board of Regents directed Rourke to proceed with getting the survey finalized and implemented.Full details on all presentations are available on BoardDocs. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Categories:AdministrationCampus Communitylast_img read more

Jamaica Forging Partnerships for the Development of Sport

first_imgRelatedJamaica Forging Partnerships for the Development of Sport FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica continues to forge bi-lateral and mutually beneficial cooperation agreements that will allow the country to export technical sport expertise around the world, to assist in the development of sport and physical education.“These kinds of partnerships have the potential for significant foreign exchange earnings, a significant part of which could be repatriated to Jamaica,” stated Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley.She was making her contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate on Wednesday, June 5, in the House of Representatives.She noted the work of the Sport Tourism Committee, chaired by Chris Dehring, which was established by the Office of the Prime Minister in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment.The committee seeks to ensure full marketing and exposure of the sport component of Brand Jamaica.Mrs. Neita Headley said Jamaica continues to benefit from strong partnerships with sporting goods manufacturers, who see the value of attaching their name to Brand Jamaica.Mrs. Neita Headley said Jamaica continues to benefit from strong partnerships with sporting goods manufacturers, who see the value of attaching their name to Brand Jamaica.“We have the coaches and technical experts; now we need to develop the facilities. We must make note of the fact that, for most non-winter sports, athletes from temperate climates require tropical locations for training, and we must take advantage of that fact,” she stated.Contact: Alphea Saunders Jamaica Forging Partnerships for the Development of Sport SportJune 6, 2013Written by: Alphea Saunders RelatedSports Stars to Receive Development Trainingcenter_img RelatedParticipation of High School Athletes in Overseas Meets to be Streamlined Advertisementslast_img read more

Orange ordered to pay Digicel €250M in Caribbean case

first_imgHome Orange ordered to pay Digicel €250M in Caribbean case Previous ArticleTelia lines up exec changesNext ArticleChina 5G additions accelerate A French appeals court awarded Digicel Group €249.5 million ($279.9 million) from rival Orange for uncompetitive behaviour across several markets in the Caribbean, Reuters reported, the latest judgement in a lengthy legal dispute over the issue.The Paris Appeals Court ruled Orange must pay €181.5 million in damages and €68 million in interest for business policies deemed to hamper competition, issues dating back more than ten years.Various cases and appeals related to the row between Digicel and Orange have been filed since March 2009. Following the previous judgement, made by the Commercial Court of Paris (CCP) in late 2017, Orange set aside €346 million in escrow to cover the final compensation sum.The CCP decision against Orange had awarded the full €346 covering a fine and interest, a sum reduced by the appeal concluded on Friday (19 June).Orange is reportedly mulling another appeal on the latest decision.The cash boost comes as troubled Digicel finalises a restructure of its massive debt pile, which the company said would reduce its liabilities by $1.6 billion and cut annual interest by $125 million. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 JUN 2020 Related Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Las grandes operadoras europeas ponen condiciones a las RAN abiertascenter_img Tags Orange Ventures injects €30M into new fund Orange makes secure cloud pact for French market Español Chris Donkin DigicelOrangelast_img read more

FWP Agrees to Buy 28,000-Acre Ranch

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. HELENA – The commission that oversees the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks agreed Thursday it would be a good idea to buy a 28,000-acre ranch near Deer Lodge for hunting, fishing and recreation.The agency says it presents a unique opportunity to put prized habitat for elk and other animals into public ownership before it is potentially closed off to recreation by new owners.The $16.5 million to buy and maintain the Spotted Dog Ranch would come from the state Natural Resource Damage Program. That group, which manages money aimed at replacing resources lost to mining in the Upper Clark Fork basin, will vote later this month on funding the purchase.Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who has already voiced support for the plan, will have the final say.The FWP said the property is home to more than 1,000 elk, and has even seen an occasional grizzly bear. The land is bordered on two sides by national forest land and is intermingled with school trust lands for a total of about 38,000 acres.The property is owned by the Rock Creek Cattle Co., although RY Timber also has a stake in what is a fairly complicated real estate deal.Opponents have said the deal is being rushed and will result in a windfall for the owners. Some have opposed the notion of more land going into government ownership.FWP director Joe Maurier defended the deal against criticism, pointing out the pot of money that would be paying for the deal still has $160 million in it for projects in the region. He said purchasing the land is a good way to replace resources lost in other ways to past mining activity and damage.He said several steps still exist to make sure the deal is a good one.“The governor gets to make the final call on anything that is done, and he can also change anything we do, or modify anything that we do,” he said.He said it’s a good price for the land, and is based on a fair appraisal.“From a fish and wildlife perspective, this is a heck of an opportunity,” said FWP commissioner Dan Vermillion. “From a long-term perspective, the people of Montana, the future generations of Montana, are getting a great deal.”last_img read more