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first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Slap in the face by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal 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 AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org DAVID Cameron delivered a remarkable snub to the City yesterday, after he excluded it from a list of Britain’s “high growth” industries.In a speech outlining where he expects growth to come from in the coming years, the Prime Minister said that tourism, green energy, pharmaceuticals, advanced manufacturing and aerospace were the five “industries of the future”. He failed to name-check a swathe of successful City sectors that have accounted for significant growth in recent years – such as insurance, law, accountancy, fund management and business services – a move that will be seen as a slap in the face by many in London’s business community. Although Cameron said he didn’t want to make “banking smaller or the City of London smaller”, he only mentioned the Square Mile once in the 11-page speech. The creative industries and education were also ignored.UK financial services alone paid £53.4bn in tax last year – more than any other sector. Cameron’s decision to downplay the role of financial and business services is at odds with the strategy of other successful economies, such as New York, Hong Kong and Singapore, which are fighting to grow these industries. It also goes against the view that the UK has a comparative advantage in high value added business services of the sort London specialises in.Last night, a Downing Street source insisted the Prime Minister had not intended to talk down the City, and said it was “a given” that it was a growth industry. “The City is a hugely important growth industry, and it would be quite wrong to interpret otherwise,” she said But a spokesman for Boris Johnson said: “The Prime Minister is right to identify vital industries that we all wish to develop and grow in the future to create wealth.”“But the Mayor would argue that this should not come at the expense of industries that are already world leading, and which have produced enormous benefits for the capital and our country”. center_img whatsapp KCS-content Share Thursday 6 January 2011 9:18 pm Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Toshiba profit surges on smartphone boom

first_img Toshiba profit surges on smartphone boom whatsapp Monday 31 January 2011 7:36 am whatsapp Japanese computer giant Toshiba has more than doubled its quarterly operating profit on booming sales of NAND flash memory chips and the LCD panels used in smartphones and tablets.But the sprawling conglomerate cut its full year sales forecast and left its operating profit outlook unchanged for the year to March, citing a strong yen and uncertain demand for some of its other products, which include everything from home appliances to nuclear power plants.South Korean rival Samsung Electronics is expected to benefit this year from booming demand for smartphones and tablets, but Toshiba’s hiving off of its mobile phone division may have improved its chances of maintaining close ties with Apple.“I think they are still able to compete in semiconductors, although it is a very difficult market,” said JP Morgan analyst Yoshiharu Izumi of Toshiba.“Samsung faces the problem of rivalry with Apple. That is something that will help Japanese makers.”Toshiba CEO Norio Sasaki, who took the helm some 18 months ago, has vowed to sharpen the focus of the sprawling conglomerate and has taken a hard line on costs, with rival Samsung firmly in his sights.For the three months to December 31, Toshiba reported a 37.5 billion yen (£287m) profit, compared with 14.5 billion yen a year ago. In the quarter, electronic devices, including LCDs and flash memory, generated 17.2 billion yen in operating income after a loss 6.6 billion yen a year ago.Overall performance, however, was not as strong as analysts had expected. The profit came in lower than the average forecast of 50.2 billion yen, but the discrepancy had been flagged by Japanese media at the weekend.Fumio Muraoka, a senior executive at Toshiba, said the company’s full year profit on NAND chips would be lower than it had forecast at the start of the financial year after profit margins sagged in the third quarter. And the overall outlook is also certain, Toshiba said in a statement, with the market for system chips weak.“Although the company has so far recorded higher operating income than originally anticipated, mainly as a result of healthy performances in in memories, the LCD business and PC business, the direction of system LSIs is still uncertain at this point,” it said.To lower costs and cut its exposure to system LSI chips Toshiba said in December it would outsource output of some system chips to Samsung and sell a factory in Japan to Sony Corp as it reduces its non-memory chip exposure.Toshiba left its full year operating profit forecast unchanged at 250 billion yen, below consensus, but said the figure had been brought down by asset impairment. Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal 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 AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryAlphaCute30 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 Farm alison.lock Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Flutter details £1.1bn share placing for FanDuel deal

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter M&A It is expected that dealings will commence in the placing shares next Tuesday (8 December). Flutter details £1.1bn share placing for FanDuel deal The group that owns Paddy Power Betfair and Pokerstars said a total of approximately eight million new ordinary shares in the company have been placed by Goldman Sachs International and J&E Davy at a price of 14,000 pence per placing share. The Euro placing price, for those participants in the placing who have elected to settle in Euros, is €155.44. Lachlan Murdoch, executive chairman and chief executive of Fox Corporation said : “We are delighted to participate in this capital raising. Maintaining our ownership stake in Flutter signifies our long-term commitment to Flutter, and ongoing confidence in management’s ability to execute against the fast growing US opportunity. 4th December 2020 | By Richard Mulligan Media giant Fox Corporation has committed to invest further in Flutter as part of the placing.   Companies: Flutter Entertainment FanDuel The deal announced on Thursday will see Flutter increase its stake in FanDuel from 57.8% to 95%. Flutter then intends to offer media giant Fox Sports the option to purchase 18.5% of the brand for fair market value in July 2021. Regions: UScenter_img Email Address The placing shares represent approximately 5.2% of Flutter’s issued share capital immediately prior to the placing, while the price represents a premium to the intra-day price at time of launch of approximately 3.4% and discount of approximately 2.1% to the closing price on 3 December 2020. Flutter will pay $2.09bn to Fastball – a consortium of investors headed by venture capital giant KKR – in cash for its entire stake in the business. The remainder of the deal will be paid through 11.7m Flutter shares valued at £133.50 apiece – Flutter’s share price when the market opened on Thursday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Strategy M&A The placing is set to raise gross proceeds of approximately £1.1bn, which is around a third of the $4.18bn (£3.13bn) due to be paid to Fastball for its 37.2% stake in FanDuel – raising its total stake to 95%. Flutter Entertainment has revealed the details of the cash-generating new share issue launched to raise £1.1bn towards its increased stake in FanDuel. “Fox’s audiences have proven to be highly engaged with free to play and wagering content, and we are excited to offer them access to products from Flutter’s market leading stable of US brands.” In a statement, Flutter said: “Flutter consulted with a number of its major shareholders prior to the Placing and has respected the principles of pre-emption through the allocation process insofar as possible. The company is pleased by the strong support it has received from new and existing shareholders.”last_img read more

Austrian government reports rise in illegal gaming devices seized

first_img Austria’s Ministry of Finance has reported an increase in the number of illegal gaming devices seized by police in 2020, despite law enforcement’s day-to-day operations being disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Tags: Austrian Financial Police In total, 637 establishments were inspected in accordance with the country’s Gambling Act. 26th January 2021 | By Richard Mulligan Austrian government reports rise in illegal gaming devices seized The government department, known as the Bundesministerium Finanzen, revealed that the country’s financial police had confiscated 1,463 gaming machines over the course of 2020 – a year-on-year increase of approximately 100, or 7.3%. In November 2019, two months before before Blümel’s appointment,  the Austrian gambling trade association, the Österreichische Vereinigung für Wetten und Glücksspiel (ÖVWG), called for an end to Casinos Austria’s monopoly following allegations of corruption. “In addition to the legal and economic aspects, it is also the private tragedies surrounding pathological gamblers and their families that make controls against illegal gambling more than necessary,” the department added. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Uncategorizedcenter_img Email Address Four months earlier, Finance Minister Gernot Blümel called for an independent gambling regulator to be established in Austria to assume responsibility for regulating, licensing and supervising the market. The treasury currently oversees such matters. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Uncategorized Legal The treasury added that the number of devices confiscated is increasing every year. Austrian authorities warned of a rise in illegal gambling in urban centres such as Vienna and Linz in July 2020. The ministry said that penalties totalling €32.2m (£28.1m/$38.5m) had been imposed as a result of the raids on premises where illegal machines were found. Regions: Austrialast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img The SaintsCaptain FantasticEngland skipper Chris Robshaw had a stunning game against New Zealand on Saturday and oh-so-nearly led his team to a famous victory against all the odds. England – without several first and even second choice players – were pipped 20-15 by a late try but Robshaw’s contribution could not have been greater.For starters, he obviously helped his players to get their mind-set exactly right, despite the fact everyone had written off their chances before the game. Then, with just two minutes gone, he burst through the All Blacks defence on a terrific run which would have resulted in a try for James Haskell if Ma’a Nonu hadn’t intervened with a professional foul.Robshaw made a total of ten runs (bettered only by Mike Brown and Manu Tuilagi) eating up 61 metres of Eden Park turf (Tuilagi was the only England player ahead of him, with 84). The skipper also found time to make seven tackles.Robshaw rounded off a great day at the office with the perfect reaction to the loss, insisting that honourable defeat was not good enough for this England team. “The only result that matters is that one at the end, and that went their way,” he said. “We’re extremely proud of all the effort that’s gone in to come here and do what we did. Extremely proud, but we can’t be happy with it. We’ve come down here to win a Test series, simple as that.”Carry me homeWith the Test poised at 9-9 as the last quarter approached, England had their backs to the wall with a scrum five metres from their own line. New Zealand had enjoyed 80% of second-half territory up to this point and it looked like England might crack under the pressure.Then up stepped No 8 Ben Morgan. Instead of giving his half-backs an opportunity to kick away from behind the scrum and give the All Blacks another attacking platform, he decided it was time to try to carry England home. He picked up and raced up the blindside, galloping beyond the 22. His courage, power and pace put England on the front foot and they duly scored next, when Freddie Burns kicked a penalty a few minutes later.Hot BurnsFreddie Burns has had a season to forget at Gloucester. After forcing his way into the England squad last year, he lost his way through the winter, distracted by his decision to leave Kingsholm for Leicester, and slipped down the pecking order.Injuries and unavailabilities meant Stuart Lancaster handed Burns the No 10 jersey for this first Test and he responded to the faith shown in him by rediscovering his old form. The young fly-half looked confident and totally at home on a very intimidating stage. He kicked all his penalties, from all angles, and used England’s possession well.Yes, Burns ultimately ended up on the losing side but he confounded his critics with by far his best performance for many a month.Central figure: Paul O’Connell is at the heart of everything that’s good about IrelandLock of agesIreland skipper Paul O’Connell won his 100th Test cap on Saturday (93 for Ireland and seven for the Lions) and underlined once again what a great asset he is to his nation as he led them to a 29-17 victory in Argentina.The Munster lock is still setting the standards for Ireland at Test level. He made eight tackles, eight runs and won four lineouts and he was at the heart of a scrum which demolished Argentina’s pack.O’Connell’s attitude and leadership are as important as his physical strength and skills and he is setting the highest standards for his team, criticising their performance despite their victory.“They (Argentina) put us under a lot of pressure, I think the result is great but the performance is disappointing,” he said. “We put a lot of balls down and missed some tackles. You look at what England did going down to New Zealand putting in a big performance against them. That’s what we needed to do and we didn’t do that.”New facesScotland had a new head coach and three new caps when they took on the USA on Saturday and new boss Vern Cotter was delighted with the contributions of the young trio after Scotland’s 24-6 win in Houston.Glasgow Warriors prop Gordon Reid was singled out for his eager start. “Gordon Reid at the first ruck took the ball and ran through the middle of it,” Cotter said. “Obviously he wants to be part of the game and that’s really important.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Cotter described Blair Cowan’s contribution at openside as “outstanding” and said of stand-off Finn Russell: “You’d think he’s played 20 or 30 games already. He was composed, he kicked well out of his hand. He directed play well and defended.”Cotter was pleased to see Scotland score two tries, plus a penalty try, and not concede any and he hopes for an improved performance against Canada next Saturday. “I’m happy because we got the win,” he said. “With certain things, as all coaches will say, we have to do better next week and we’re working on those.” Argentina lost three out of six of their own scrums as the tourists proved far superior in that area of the game. The home pack also struggled in lineout, where they lost four throws out of 11.Yes, it was an inexperienced Argentina side, but their national pride will demand that they do better next weekend. As the summer tours got under way, there was plenty to delight the watching fans, but just as much to disappoint them. Follow my lead: Chris Robshaw was outstanding for England, both on and off the field The SinnersNo, no NonuMa’a Nonu took just two minutes to exhibit the cynical side of his game, when he pulled back James Haskell as he tried to support an incisive break from Chris Robshaw at the very beginning of the Eden Park Test. If Haskell had got the ball, he would have been under the posts, but Nonu’s foul play stopped it. Yes, the All Black was penalised and Freddie Burns kicked the three points for England but Nonu needs to put Nigel Owens at the top of his Christmas card list as the referee chose not to sin-bin him. It was a yellow card all day long, and Nonu probably knew that even as his hand was reaching out to grab Haskell’s arm. It was a classic case of a player trading a probable seven points for a possible three, knowing he might pay the price – but Nonu got away with it.Hands full: Ma’a Nonu grabbed James Haskell to stop him taking a possible scoring passRough reffingThere is no doubt Nigel Owens is a great referee – among the top handful in the world – and his management of the players and his speed of thought and deed mark him out as a great talent. However, he put in an unusually inconsistent performance when England played New Zealand on Saturday and left England fans gnashing their teeth in frustration.First he failed to sin-bin Ma’a Nonu for a clear, cynical, professional foul after two minutes. Then he penalised Jonny May and, later, Freddie Burns, for supposed knock-ons when the ball did not go forward in either case. From the scrum awarded against May, the All Blacks pressured England into giving away a penalty and Aaron Cruden kicked the three points.In the second half Owens could have wielded another yellow card in New Zealand’s direction when the ball was killed after May had kicked and chased, alongside Marland Yarde, right up to the opposition line. It was 9-9 with the final quarter about to start and England kicked the penalty, but a binning at that stage could have proved decisive.Ironically, Owens did sin-bin Marland Yarde for not releasing close to the line after a break from Brodie Retallick. England did not lose the game because of it the winning try came after Yarde returned – but it was still disappointing to see the referee treat the two teams differently.Quelle HorreurIt is going to be hard for Les Blues of France to indulge in any blue-sky thinking this week, after they were thrashed 50-23 by Australia in Brisbane. And the scoreline was kind to the visitors, as they had trailed 50-9 before scoring two tries in the last nine minutes.Yes, they were missing some key faces, including skipper Thierry Dusautoir, but that cannot excuse this error-strewn performance. Coach Philippe Saint-Andre said his team panicked against the speedy Wallabies, but captain Nicolas Mas disagreed, saying: “It’s not a question of panicking. When the team was in a position to convert pressure into points we were making errors. We have to continue to work at that and eliminate errors when we’ve got an opportunity to score.”Whatever the reason, it is not acceptable for France to concede seven tries to Australia and they need to make a massive improvement before meeting the same opposition in Melbourne next Saturday.Pussy cats, not PumasThe reputation and much of the success of Argentine rugby has been built on the scrummage down the years, but the Pumas’ set-piece was crushed by Ireland’s on Saturday.last_img read more

Indigenous, female, Zapatista – and running for president of Mexico

first_imgMaría de Jesús Patricio Martínez, escorted by two women, spoke to massive crowds during a six-month 2017 process through which Indigenous communities nominated her as their candidate for president of Mexico.This year’s presidential campaign in Mexico is already making history, no matter the outcome.María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, an Indigenous woman supported wholeheartedly by the Zapatista National Liberation Front (EZLN) is running for president of Mexico. (Reuters, Oct. 2017) The elections will take place on July 1 of this year. The EZLN campaign could not come at a better time, as the struggles for Indigenous rights as well as against misogyny rightfully take center stage the world over.Martínez, popularly known as Marichuy, is the spokeswoman for the National Indigenous Congress (CNI), the political wing of the EZLN. Marichuy was selected to be the group’s candidate in May 2017. The process of Marichuy’s selection took six months, as Indigenous communities were first consulted about whether to support a candidate in the presidential elections.Marichuy of the Nahuatl people is originally from the state of Jalisco in western Mexico and is an herbal medicine healer. She has worked in the CNI for over 20 years.Two representatives of the Indigenous movement in Mexico spoke at a New York City meeting on Jan. 20 as part of a U.S. tour to gain support for the EZLN and the CNI. Lucila Bettina Cruz and Francisco Grado Villa, representing the CNI, testified to the dire need for Indigenous people to have a voice in Mexico after decades, indeed centuries, of oppression and exploitation by the dominant class. They called for the entire movement to unite and get stronger because capitalism is wrecking the planet and peoples’ lives.The two also participated in the Jan. 20 Women’s March in New York City and issued a statement calling on “all Mexicans, Latinx, and im/migrants to march” with them in the massive demonstration.Supporters of María de Jesús Patricio Martínez. Popularly known as Marichuy, she is the spokeswoman for the National Indigenous Congress, the political wing of the Zapatista National Liberation Front (EZLN).When the EZLN opened an anti-capitalist movementThe EZLN burst onto the world scene on Jan. 1, 1994, making a declaration of war on the same day that the dreaded NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) came into force. That day, the sight of Zapatista Indigenous women and men in armed gear and covered faces deeply inspired those in Mexico and in the world fighting against oppression.The EZLN’s declaration shook the ruling classes from Wall Street to Mexico as well, and was a key element in a spreading movement against capitalist globalization.Despite difficulties, the Zapatistas have persevered in their organizing, especially in southern Mexico, and have created schools, health centers and other important services for the Indigenous communities of Chiapas and elsewhere. Their participation in the 2018 Mexican presidential election demonstrates to the powers-that-be that, far from disappearing, the EZLN is still a force to be reckoned with.The Marichuy campaign is clear that it is not running to support the system fraught with corruption but is, indeed, against that system. The Zapatistas and the CNI released a joint statement after their May 2017 meeting: “The Time Has Come.”It reads in part: “We do not seek to administer power; we want to dismantle it from within the cracks, from which we know we are able. We trust in the dignity and honesty of those who struggle: teachers, students, campesinos, workers and day laborers, and we want to deepen the cracks that each of them has forged.”The Mexican political scene is in turmoil and not just because the Zapatistas are running. The traditional bourgeois parties are in chaos, caught between a rock and hard place.  On the one hand, white supremacist U.S. President Donald Trump takes every opportunity to bash Mexico and its migrants, declaring that a wall on the southern U.S./northern Mexico border will be built to halt the tide of “criminals.”But on the other hand, the current Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, a pro-capitalist member of the ruling elite, is not able to defend his country’s reputation or even its nationalism. Under his administration, 43 students from a rural teachers’ college in Ayotzinapa were “disappeared” in 2014 on their way to a political demonstration, with strong suspicion that national and state police were responsible. The case garnered worldwide news and exposed the thoroughly repressive nature of Mexican society.Thousands received Marichuy in La Garrucha, in the state of Chiapas, during her 2017 campaign.Repression made in WashingtonMexico is widely characterized in the mainstream press as a violent society.  But it is U.S. imperialism that promotes, trains and funds violence and repression in Mexico, in the drug industry, so lucrative for U.S. banks that it will not be ended. The cartels may be Mexican, but imperialism benefits the most from the profiteering in illegal drugs.And it is Washington that funds violence and instability in Mexico through policies like Plan Mérida, described on the U.S. State Department website in this way: “The Mérida Initiative is an unprecedented partnership between the United States and Mexico to fight organized crime and associated violence while furthering respect for human rights and the rule of law. … The United States has a partnership with the Government of Mexico to disrupt organized criminal groups, institutionalize reforms to sustain the rule of law and support for human rights, create a 21st century border, and build strong and resilient communities.”The U.S. Congress has appropriated a whopping $2.5 billion to this “initiative” — a tremendous amount of money that could be used for health care and education in the U.S. or to deal with the effects of unemployment in Mexico because of NAFTA.The money is earmarked “to fight organized crime” but, in reality, it cultivates organized crime. Cartel crime not only destabilizes the country, but is used to stifle protest and resistance. The violence — the beheadings, the torture, the missing students — are all made in Washington.Almost 30,000 homicides occurred in Mexico in 2017, according to Mexican government data. A Jan. 25 NPR report noted: “More than a decade after Mexican soldiers deployed in the streets and mountains to fight a U.S.-backed drug war, Mexico has something to show for it: more killings than ever,” the highest number of homicides on record.Journalists who report on the government corruption or who attempt to expose the collusion between the cartels and the government are especially targeted. The Committee to Protect Journalists points out that 42 journalists were killed in 2017 worldwide and six of those were in Mexico, making the country third after Iraq and Syria. (AP, Dec. 22, 2017)Reporters Without Borders puts the number higher, at 11 journalists killed in Mexico.  And Mexican groups say even that number is too low. In fact, the numbers gloss over the tragedy. For example, one reporter was “gunned down while attending a Christmas party at his son’s elementary school.” (NPR, Dec. 22, 2017)In the case of Miroslava Breach, a correspondent for the progressive national newspaper La Jornada: “Gunmen shot her in her car … with one of her three children sitting next to her. At the time, reporter Javier Valdez, one of Mexico’s most acclaimed chroniclers of the country’s drug war, defiantly wrote about Breach’s killers. ‘Let them kill us all, if that is the death penalty for reporting this hell, No to silence,’ he wrote. Less than two months later, Valdez was pulled from his car and murdered … just blocks from the offices of his newspaper in Sinaloa. No one has been charged in the case of either Breach or Valdez.” (NPR, Dec. 22)U.S. funds femicideThis U.S.-made violence is especially affecting women. One publication states that seven femicides a day occur in Mexico. (Vice, Nov. 2017) The murders of women have been linked to the intensification of the drug war by many media and government sources.The Guardian writes that of the more than “50,000 killings of women since 1985, nearly a third took place in the last six years.” At one of Marichuy’s events in Chiapas she stated, “Women are the ones who feel the deepest pain due to murders, disappearances and imprisonments committed in the country.” (Dec. 14, 2017)She continued: “But it’s precisely because we are the ones who feel the deepest pain … the greatest oppressions, that we women are also capable of feeling the deepest rage. And we must be able to transform that rage in an organized way to go on the offensive to dismantle the power from above, building with determination and without fear, the power from below.” (Vice, November 2017)Marichuy’s campaign will be traveling throughout Mexico to get support. Her tour will end in Tijuana, Mexico, on Feb. 18 and will have a binational gathering at the Peace Bridge there for Mexican and U.S. supporters.It does not matter if Marichuy wins the election or not. What her campaign reflects is that women and Indigenous people are no longer sitting idly by while the powers-that-be, especially monied men of European descent, are destroying both human society and the planet.Marichuy’s campaign is providing a platform not only for women, LGBTQ people and migrant workers, but especially for the Indigenous people of Mexico, whose voices will no longer be silenced.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

EU Execs Warn Against Dodd-Frank Changes

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The executive body of the European Union warned against any rollback of the Dodd-Frank Act, according to a report by Law360.European Commission spokesperson Vanessa Mock said they are studying the executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Friday, which ordered the Secretary of the Treasury to review Dodd-Frank ahead of any attempts to modify the law.Mock said senior figures inside the commission believe changes to the law could cause unrest or even destroy the international regulatory framework for bank standards, the nonbinding rules known as Basel III.“Our view is that international cooperation is vital in the area of financial regulation,” commission spokeswoman Vanessa Mock said. “We want to see this continue, and this would be our message to the newly appointed U.S. administration.”Valdis Dombrovskis, vice president of the commission and portfolio holder for financial stability, tweeted his dismay at possible rollbacks to Dodd-Frank.“International regulatory cooperation was vital for effective response to the financial crisis and should continue,” he said. “No financial stability = no growth #EU #US.”Trump cannot completely dismantle Dodd-Frank on his own via executive order. Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) said Friday in an interview with DS News that Trump would have to pass any substantive Dodd-Frank reform through Congress-an unlikely prospect, he said.”Financial reform is very popular,” Frank said. “When the Republicans were in power under President Obama, they kept voting to repeal the healthcare bill entirely but they never put the vote to the floor to repeal financial reform because the public supports financial form.”He’s not going to get this through the Congress, I believe,” Frank said.House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said Trump’s order is similar to his bill, the Financial CHOICE Act, which he introduced last year as an alternative to Dodd-Frank.The bill included provisions to allow banks to escape capital, leverage and liquidity requirements required by the Basel III international banking accords, and instead to allow them to abide by a 10 percent leverage ratio. Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / EU Execs Warn Against Dodd-Frank Changes 2017-02-07 Phil Banker Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Carson Filling Out Advisory Team Next: Home Equity Jumps to $726 Billion About Author: Phil Banker Phil Banker began his career in journalism after graduating from the University of North Texas. He has covered a number of communities across Texas and southern Oklahoma, writing news and sports for publications including the Ardmoreite, Ennis Daily News and the Plano Star-Courier. He is currently a contributor to DS News and The MReport. in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 7, 2017 1,653 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago EU Execs Warn Against Dodd-Frank Changes Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Dail told that Donegal has not benefitted from the National Broadband Plan

first_img Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Homepage BannerNews By admin – November 11, 2015 Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme The Communications Minister has been told by a Donegal Deputy that the roll out of the National Broadband Plan to the county is unacceptably slow.The issue was raise in the Dail by Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie McConalogue, who also accused the government of setting the bar too low in terms of minimum up and download speeds in the National Broadband Plan.Minister Alan Kelly defended the goverments record on providing broadband since taking office……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/alankellybroadband.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Responding, Deputy McConologue told the Dail that according to the government’s own report, most of Donegal is without a broadband service, and to date, Fine Gael and Labour have done nothing to address this…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/charliemcbroadband.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today center_img Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Previous articleCourt told crossbow and stun gun were found during Annagry drugs raidNext articleWestern Health Trust announces series of public briefings on new radiotherapy centre admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Dail told that Donegal has not benefitted from the National Broadband Plan Facebook WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly last_img read more

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first_imgPeopleOn 25 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Paul Appleyard has been appointed equality and diversity manager, specialisingin disability issues, at Barclays Bank’s global headquarters in London. He overcame visual problems to gain the CIPD Postgraduate Diploma atDoncaster College’s Dearne Valley Business School (DVBS). Appleyard is registered as blind due to macular degeneration, a conditionwhich reduces all but his peripheral vision. “I can just about make outthe top letter on a typical eye chart,” he says. He went into banking when he was 18 and became an HR adviser, but herealised to progress any further he’d have to become a graduate member of theCIPD. Barclay’s gave him the time off to study and subsequently, he completed aone-year Certificate in Personnel Practice, followed by the two-yearpostgraduate diploma. The CIPD, DVBS and Appleyard himself, all had to climb a steep learningcurve to adapt the course to his additional needs, but were helped by fundingfrom the college’s student support scheme. “At first I got little more than enlarged photocopies. But over time,things got much better and the additional help I received was reflected in verygood grades during the final year. It became clear that a little more help forme was also going to benefit the staff and future disabled students in the longrun,” he says. “I use a voice input system to operate my computer and closed circuitTV to produce an enlarged image on the monitor of anything I need to read athome,” he explains. “I regard my job now as focusing on people’s abilities, and promotingthe concept of the ‘differently able’. You have to concentrate on what you cando, and when you meet a barrier, either climb it, bypass it or break itdown.” CV2001 Equality and diversity manager, Barclays Bank1997 HR adviser, Barclays Bank1993 Business banker, Barclays BankOn the moveSarah Fisher has joined car manufacturer Toyota as the new personnel andtraining director. She replaces Gary Birney who left the firm after eight years.Fisher joins the group from Siemens Business Services, where she was HRdirector. Prior to this, she held a variety of personnel management trainingand development roles within ICL (now Fujitsu).  Reporting to managing director Graham Smith, she will beresponsible for personnel, training and development strategy. Mike Russell has joined business process firm Vertex to lead on recruitmentactivities for all senior roles. He joins the group after a varied career as asenior HR professional at ICL (now Fujitsu). Russell will be responsible forall aspects of senior recruitment, including creating new techniques, enhancingexisting systems and building stronger external relationships for futurerecruitment activities. Morgan Cole has promoted employment law specialist Wendy Leydon to becomethe eighth partner at the legal firm. Leydon joined the company in 1988,qualifying as a solicitor the following year and specialising indiscrimination, collectives and strategic HR issues. She moves from being headof the law firm’s employment team in Reading and will be based at thepractice’s Oxford office. Following three other promotions, Morgan Cole now hasa total of 82 partners. last_img read more

Haulage workforce set to influence new fleet design

first_imgHaulage workforce set to influence new fleet designOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Staff at haulage firm Christian Salvesen are involved in choosing its nextfleet of lorries and influencing truck design, thanks to a new initiative. The company organised a fleet evaluation day in Stoke, where 50 workers from17 of its depots talked directly with officials from seven manufacturers abouthow they would like to see truck design evolve. Ray Barnes, HR director at Christian Salvesen, said the idea came aboutafter an internal communications survey last year. “They [the drivers] were really keen to know about the vehicles we werepurchasing,” he said. Barnes said the fleet evaluation day was developed to include drivers,trainers and warehouse workers. He added that the manufacturers were eager to hear what the staff atChristian Salvesen had to say. The evaluations will directly determine the purchase of 200 vehicles overthe next year. “There are good commercial reasons for doing this. If people feelinvolved they get more satisfaction, which leads to better customer service andimproved profitability,” Barnes said. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more