Mandelson mulls city move

first_img Mandelson mulls city move Show Comments ▼ LORD Mandelson is thought to be mulling an advisory position at Lazard, the investment bank. By ministerial rules, he is not allowed to advise on any deal that directly relates to a contract with the  government for 12 months after his departure from the Cabinet. However, he can draw on contacts made during government to give advice. whatsapp 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.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com KCS-content Tuesday 18 January 2011 8:44 pmcenter_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Share whatsapp last_img read more

Moody’s plans downgrades for big banks

first_imgSunday 20 February 2011 11:32 pm Moody’s plans downgrades for big banks Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL REGULATION aimed at removing taxpayer support for banks that are “too big to fail” could lead to ratings downgrades for 177 major global banks this year, ratings agency Moody’s has warned. The reforms will allow even big firms to fail and impose costs on bondholders.Regulators’ determination to tackle the problem of taxpayer bail-outs with special new resolution and bankruptcy procedures will raise borrowing costs for dozens of banks as implicit guarantees are axed, the agency said as it began a review into banks’ subordinated debt ratings.The review excludes UK banks because the UK government has already “demonstrated both its ability and willingness to impose losses” on junior bondholders, says Moody’s, and “our ratings already reflect these actions”.The agency’s position on the UK contradicts claims that British banks still benefit from a £100bn “implicit subsidy” from government.The review comes as regulators around the world attempt to craft rules that enable failing banks to be wound up rather than bailed out, most through the use of a “resolution authority” to take over collapsing banks and impose losses on creditors, not just equity holders.But despite tough rhetoric, particularly from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Moody’s says that most jurisdictions have yet to make any progress in eroding the state guarantee even for junior debt. In the US, this guarantee affects ratings for all major banks. Bank of America’s subordinated debt rating would be five notches lower without the guarantee and Citigroup’s would be three notches lower (see graphic, below).Spain, Japan and Italy are some of the other worst-affected jurisdictions: Mizuho Bank would see its junior debt rating fall six notches, for example.As regulations change, however, Moody’s plans to adjust banks’ ratings in line with governments’ willingness to impose losses and the workability of their plans.The agency’s analysis also estimates the average ratings “uplift” on senior debt from government support. The UK ranks in the middle of the pack, with 2.6 notches worth of benefit for banks’ senior debt.The US’s “implicit guarantee” for senior debt is worth 2.2 notches, while Spain’s is worth 2.7 notches and Japan’s is worth 4.1 notches. KCS-content Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited is a multi-media company with extensive interests in newspaper and magazine publications and television and radio broadcasting. Leading newspaper publications in the New Vision stable include The New Vision, Saturday Vision, Sunday Vision, Rupiny and ETOP; leading magazine publications include Bride & Groom, Flair for Her, Bukedde, Bukedde Lwamukaaga, Bukedde Ku Ssande and Kampala Sun. The company oversees online publications, including sites that advertise jobs, services and activities. New Vision operates a platform for bulk SMSes, polling and aggregation. Radio stations in the media group include XFM, Bukedde FM, Radio West, Radio Rupiny, Etop Radio, and Arua One FM; and free-to-air television channels such as Bukedde TV, TV West, and Urban TV. Its commercial division prints books, annual reports, diaries, calendars and other products corporate stationary needs. Its marketing services division offers expertise in social media and media research services which includes managing online campaigns and organised events. New Vision Printing and Publishing Company is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Over Goal!: What You Must Know to Excel at Fundraising Today

first_img Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Over Goal!: What You Must Know to Excel at Fundraising Todaylast_img read more

Larry Holmes on fighting fascism, white supremacy and capitalism

first_imgThis is a slightly edited talk given by Workers World Party First Secretary Larry Holmes at the July 23 WWP webinar on “Fighting fascism, white supremacy and capitalism.” I hope those of you who can will participate in the several days of actions, starting tomorrow, July 24, in solidarity with the people of Portland against the police state. It’s very important that when an area, be it Seattle, Portland or New York, is under attack, those of us who can should come out in the streets and show this is more than an attack on some singular geographical area.  Larry HolmesWe respond as if it’s an attack on our class on a worldwide level. This is regarding the danger of fascism.  We are going to be talking about this a lot in the coming months through the election season and perhaps beyond. It’s the tendency of sections of the bourgeois ruling class who disagree with Trump to think that the threat of fascism is tied to a particular leader who is dangerous, who is erratic, who is a white supremacist — and the solution is getting rid of that leader and then you get rid of the problem. I think that large sections of the progressive and anti-fascist movement also think along those lines. It’s not their fault. It has to do with political education, and perhaps a lack of historical perspective on the question of fascism. They approach it from a moral point of view.  Just get rid of the terrible leader, and we’ll be able to defend democracy — as if there ever really was democracy for the working class, and particularly for people of color and the most oppressed. Capitalist system in crisisA revolutionary Marxist view of the threat of fascism is completely different. We see the danger of a fascist movement and the danger of a militarized police state as a symptom of the fact that the capitalist economic system has reached a level of crisis that completely overwhelms the ruling class.  They don’t know what to do about it. And they’re worried about having political control. So frantically and desperately, they look for extreme measures to defend their system, the capitalist system, to make sure that it doesn’t literally fall apart. I believe that this is such a time.  First, the ruling class employs fascism as a movement and then as a form of rule to displace bourgeois democracy. The working class, especially an enlightened working class, is a big question.  We’ve got to work to make more of our working class enlightened.  That is a big part of our problem.  Nothing is bigger than that. But I’m optimistic about it.  We should see the problem like this. Obviously, fascism is dangerous. But here’s the contradiction. The fact that the ruling class, or some elements in the ruling class, are toying with fascism, and that they feel desperate enough to try to employ it, is a sign that the capitalist system is falling apart at the seams. While one side of this contradiction is dangerous, the other side is very promising if the working class and the revolutionary forces get their act together and organize to turn the crisis of the system into a revolutionary crisis instead of a fascist crisis — one that will ultimately lead to socialist revolution. What the struggle is like when fascism is a real danger we learned from what happened in Germany, Italy and Spain less than a century ago. The struggle between fascism and socialism is ultimately a class struggle for power. Our class lost back then. Some of you know what the consequences of that were.  Others will have to learn.Turn the struggle into a class struggle!I believe, with this understanding, Workers World Party and those amongst the revolutionary forces, however they characterize themselves — as communists, trade unionists, anarchists, ant-imperialists, or in some cases, internationalists — that our job now is to take a very decisive turn toward organizing our class, the working class, to defend itself against the threat of fascism and military dictatorship. But not by kowtowing to the Democratic Party and thinking that a Democratic Congress or a new Democratic president will be the solution.  History has shown us that’s not the truth. Demonstrating that the working class is organizing itself, enlightening itself, becoming more radical, becoming more militant, becoming more anti-capitalist and more pro-socialist is the answer to the fascist threat. I invite everyone to join all my comrades in this bold but essential effort to begin to turn the struggle into a class struggle. The struggle against racism and white supremacy is a class struggle. The struggle against Confederate statues is a class struggle.  The struggle for immigrant rights is a class struggle. And the struggles against anti-LGBTQ2S+ bigotry and misogyny are class struggles. The more we define it as a class struggle and organize it as a class struggle against mass unemployment, mass evictions and mass hunger, then the closer we are getting to the point where we can turn the fear of the threat of fascism into an opportunity to make revolutionary socialism. Join Workers World Party!I think people should think very hard about joining Workers World Party.  We love our name because we’re a workers’ party.  We want people to know that there is a workers’ party and that this party represents workers around the world. You can’t divide us with racism and chauvinism of any type. Think about the call for workers’ assemblies — not to take the place of unions where they’re doing good work — but to begin the process of the mass organization of our class to defend itself first and foremost against attacks. Then when the working class is strong enough to turn the crisis into a revolutionary possibility in that respect, the socialist revolution will all of a sudden appear on the horizon — not too far away. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

U.N. says Half the World to Face Water Stress by 2030

first_img Previous articleIndiana Hog Numbers DeclineNext articleAutomakers Continue Push for Cleaner, More Efficient Vehicles Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 28, 2016 SHARE SHARE U.N. says Half the World to Face Water Stress by 2030 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News U.N. says Half the World to Face Water Stress by 2030 A report by the United Nations Environment Program says almost half of the world’s population will suffer severe water stress by 2030. A new report by the program finds that, as the global population rises, increased urbanization, climate change, and a shift in how food is consumed are likely to increase future demand for water. Under current trends, demand for water will exceed supply by 40 percent in 2030, forcing governments to spend $200 billion per year on upstream water supply as demand outstrips cheaper forms of supply. The report mentions that the agricultural sector accounts for 70 percent of all global freshwater withdrawals. As the global population increases, the report says agriculture will exert growing pressure on water resources. The report recommends more investment in research and development to improve technology that reduces water waste, building sustainable infrastructure to improve water efficiency, and introducing new policies to curb demand and pollution.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Live Blog: SGA Meeting 10/27

first_img Previous articleQ&A with club rugby recruitsNext articlePaschal High School gains new assistant principal Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Campbell ReddIt SGA member Jacob Greenstein is sworn in to the judicial committee on October 27, 2015. Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ printSix pieces of legislation are on the agenda for tonight’s House of Student Representatives meeting. They include a bill to fund a watch party for the TCU vs. OSU game, a resolution to declare Oct. 28, 2015 Wes Moore day at TCU and a resolution of appreciation for AddRan College of Liberal Arts Dean Andrew Schoolmaster for buying phone charging stations for the main Add Ran buildings.Read below for live coverage of the meeting. Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Facebook + posts CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter ReddIt Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Facebook Twitter Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedinlast_img read more

Coronavirus crisis makes reporting even harder in Tajikistan

first_img #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedoms InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News News TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedoms InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Crédits : AFP Organisation November 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast media to go further April 9, 2020 Coronavirus crisis makes reporting even harder in Tajikistan May 14, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for more transparency and an end to harassment of journalists in Tajikistan, where the authorities insist there are no coronavirus cases and refuse to respond to journalists’ questions about the public health situation, accusing them of “sowing panic.”  Two journalists have been questioned at length by the police.The lack of transparency since the start of March is encouraging disinformation but it was only to reiterate that there are no coronavirus cases that the health minister gave an interview to Pressa.tj on 7 April. Although bordering China, Tajikistan is one of the few countries to have reported no cases, along with North Korea and Turkmenistan.The authorities are even refusing to answer journalists’ questions about the more than 300 people under an extended quarantine in a hospital specializing in infectious diseases, and why the police in Khujand, the country’s second largest city, have suddenly started wearing face masks. Access to the websites of most independent media outlets is blocked in Tajikistan.Articles 6 and 24 of Tajikistan’s media law specify circumstances in which the authorities can refuse to answer journalists’ questions but a public health situation is not one of them. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty president Jamie Fly complained about Tajikistan’s refusal to cooperate with the media in a letter to the foreign minister last week.In a statement on 6 April, the health ministry denied persistent rumours about a 60-year-old man who officially “died of pneumonia” but not Covid-19 in a hospital in the north of the country. The ministry urged the media “to trust only official information coming from public bodies” in order to avoid rumours “liable to sow panic in the population.””Sowing panic” was the accusation that the police levelled against Sitora Safarova and Sherali Davlatov, two journalists working for the independent weekly SSSR, who were subjected to a lengthy interrogation after been detained on 5 March while photographing many residents trying to buy foodstuffs at a market in the capital, Dushanbe.”It is the government’s lack of transparency about the situation that is encouraging the spread of rumours, not the media’s coverage of the epidemic,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We ask the relevant authorities to answer journalists’ questions about Covid-19, to stop harassing them, and to unblock independent news sites covering the epidemic, such as Asia-Plus and Akhbor.”Ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, Tajikistan has fallen no fewer than 45 places since 2015, above all because of its harassment of the few remaining independent journalists and the fact that it assumed a national Internet monopoly in 2018, resulting in massive online censorship. Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Tajikistan August 25, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Dutch premier urged to press Vietnamese on ailing cyber-dissident Pham Hong Son

first_imgNews VietnamAsia – Pacific Organisation News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison April 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Follow the news on Vietnam RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Reporters Without Borders today called on Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, whose country currently holds the European Union presidency, to press the Vietnamese authorities to free ailing cyber-dissident Pham Hong Son during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) being held in Hanoi early next month. to go further News News April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 22, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts September 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dutch premier urged to press Vietnamese on ailing cyber-dissident Pham Hong Son Reporters Without Borders today called on Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, whose country currently holds the European Union presidency, to press the Vietnamese authorities to free ailing cyber-dissident Pham Hong Son during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) being held in Hanoi early next month.According to his wife, Son is suffering from an inguinal hernia that could prove fatal if not operated on, but he has received no treatment and earlier this month he was moved to a prison far from Hanoi, where his family lives.”We call on the Netherlands, as the European Council’s current president, to be firm on the issue of human rights in order to stress the fact that the ASEM summit is not just about economic cooperation,” Reporters Without Borders said.Son’s wife, Vu Thuy Ha, told the US radio station Radio Free Asia that her husband, who has been in solitary confinement for more than a year, appeared very weak the last time she visited him, on 16 August. She said he was using a rope to hold his hernia in, and had difficulty walking. Two weeks after this visit, he was transferred to the Yen Dinh detention centre, about half a day’s journey from Hanoi.Lam Thu Van, a former surgeon in a Saigon hospital and today head of the Democracy for Vietnam Centre in Montreal, said Son needs an operation as soon as possible, as he could die as a result of complications from the hernia. Son’s wife travelled to Yen Dinh on 11 September with their two children but they were denied the right to see him.A physician and representative of a foreign pharmaceutical company, Son has been in prison since 27 March 2002 for translating an article from the US embassy website called “What is democracy?” and posting it online. He also wrote many articles about democracy and human rights that were posted in Vietnamese discussion forums.The Hanoi people’s court sentenced him on 18 June 2003 to 13 years in prison for “spying” and three years under house arrest. The sentence was reduced on appeal on 26 August 2003 to five years in prison and three years under house arrest.The aim of the ASEM summits is to promote Asia-Europe dialogue. They bring heads of state and government from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), plus China, Japan and South Korea, together with their EU counterparts and the European Commission president. The next summit will be held in Hanoi on 8-9 October.Over 13 years ago, Reporters without Borders created its “Sponsorship Programme” and called upon the international media to select and support an imprisoned journalist. More than two hundreds news staffs around the globe are thus sponsoring colleagues by regularly petitioning authorities for their release and by publicising their situations so that their cases will not be forgotten.Currently, Pham Hong Son is sponsored by : SVM Micro, liberation.fr last_img read more