Day: February 2, 2021

Aulbach moves to business beat at Louisville daily

Lucas Aulbach

The Louisville Courier-Journal has moved reporter Lucas Aulbach to covering development topics.

He will be covering new businesses, neighborhoods, transportation and other development topics.

Aulbach was previously a general assignment reporter and a sports reporter, covering University of Louisville basketball.

He worked at Western Kentucky University’s College Heights Herald newspaper from August 2010 to May 2014 doing mostly sports and some news.

His first job out of college was assistant sports editor of the Kentucky New Era in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, from February 2015 to March 2016, where he wrote stories, took photos and designed the print sports section. 

 

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New petition calls for improved tax solutions for home service industry

Rune Sovndahl, Founding Partner of leading service provider Fantastic Services, is petitioning to clean up the home service industry.

Sovndahl polans to do this through a “Swedish style” scheme that will remove cash in hand payments through government subsidised home services – enabling tax rebates for customers and reducing VAT for registered home service companies – in a campaign that aims to stimulate the jobs market.

Rune, who Co-Founded Fantastic Services in 2009, believes the initiative would have a positive effect in creating more domestic cleaning and home services jobs in an industry worth £6 billion per year in the United Kingdom.

He says, “the UK government is losing millions of pounds each year in under the table payments made to unregulated cleaners, plumbers, gardeners, handymen, builders and electricians; and I call upon the government to implement tax rebates that can be used to move people away from low quality

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Asos buys Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge brands

Online fashion retailer Asos has bought the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands from failed retail group Arcadia in a deal worth £295m.

Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia group fell into administration in November last year, casting doubt over the future of its brands and 13,000 jobs.

Asos is acquiring the stock and the brands. However, it is not taking on the stores.

It is paying £265m for the brands and a further £30m for the stock.

Asos chief executive Nick Beighton said: “The acquisition of these iconic British brands is a hugely exciting moment for Asos and our customers and will help accelerate our multi-brand platform strategy.

“We have been central to driving their recent growth online and, under our ownership, we will develop them further, using our design, marketing, technology and logistics expertise, and working closely with key strategic retail partners in the UK and around the world.”

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