Michael Page profit jumps on overseas success

first_img whatsapp Share John Dunne Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Tags: NULL Michael Page profit jumps on overseas success whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Recruiter Michael Page more than trebled its full-year operating profit in 2010 as it bounced back from a difficult 2009 in line with forecasts, and said it was well placed to continue growth in 2011.Michael Page, which finds jobs for people in the financial, accounting and legal services sectors, said on Monday its operating profit for the year was £71.5m compared to £20.2m in 2009 – a year the company described as one of the most challenging in its history.The company said 2010 had seen good growth in Asia, Latin America, the big markets in Europe and the Middle East and an improving picture in the UK amid tough market conditions.Michal Page said it proposed a final dividend of 6.12 pence per ordinary share, totalling 9 pence for the year – a 12.5 per cent increase on the 2009 total.The company said 2011 had started with strong growth in its EMEA region, Australia and North America, while Asia and Latin America continued to lead the way.Rival recruiter Hays reported a 23 per cent rise in first-half net fees last Monday, led by strong performances in Asia Pacific and Europe, with operating profit in line with market expectations. Monday 7 March 2011 3:47 amlast_img read more

IOA Infighting: President Batra declares, ‘won’t get involved in IOA’s finances…

first_img BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers IOA Infighting: President Batra declares, ‘won’t get involved in IOA’s finances until clarity’ Cricket WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra said that he won’t be getting involved in any financial decisions until there is “full clarity and transparency.” In a letter to IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, Batra said that he wants clarification on questions he had raised about payments made in August 2019.IOA Infighting : Batra to Mehta give account of 31 lac doubtful bills “Regarding payment to make of Ethics Commission. In August 2019, You (Secretary General), Treasurer and Chair Finance Committee arbitrarily removed my name from the approval notes of payment when I as IOA President objected/questioned to some payments regarding incomplete/doubtful bills,” said Batra in the letter dated July 13.“I later made it clear to you that I will not (be) signing of IOA Balance Sheet/Accounts of IOA from 01.04.2019 to 31.03.2020 because you along with Treasurer and Finance Committee decided not to clarify to me on the questioned/doubtful bills for appxx (approx) Rs 31.00 lacs. Cricket Facebook Twitter Football Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndo“Hence until I am in full clarification on financial matters of IOA and especially regarding doubtful bills of August 2019 on which I sought clarification, I will not get involved in financial decisions on IOA until there is full clarity and transparency.”Batra was replying to a letter sent to him by Mehta in which the latter said that the IOA needs to finalise the terms of payment to members of its Ethics Commission. The pair have been at loggerheads over the past few weeks over the Batra’s handling of the Ethics commission, among other issues.Mehta had earlier described Batra’s decision to dissolve the Ethics Commission as illegal. On May 19 this year, Batra had announced his decision to dissolve the Ethics Commission.After Mehta’s questioning, Batra had clarified that under the IOA constitution, he has the authority to appoint or remove members of a commission. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Latest Sports News Latest Sports News ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Latest Sports News Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bengaluru Formula 1 F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionAge Has Finally Caught Up To These CelebsDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Previous articleMinister Behera highlights innovative methods and technology to revive the sports ecosystemNext articleWomen IPL : New Zealand captain Sophie Devine says, women IPL is the need of hour Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify TAGSIndian Olympic AssociationIndian SportsIndian Sports BusinessIOA InfightingNarinder Batra – Rajeev Mehta SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – July 15, 2020 last_img read more

Forget Cash ISAs and buy-to-let. I’d buy bargain FTSE 100 stocks today to make a million

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Making a million from the FTSE 100 may seem like an unlikely prospect after the index’s recent market crash. Although it has rebounded following its decline, it continues to trade significantly below its 2020 starting price.However, its long-term prospects could be much more attractive than those of other popular assets, such as Cash ISAs and buy-to-let properties. As such, now may be the right time to build a portfolio of large-cap shares to increase your chances of obtaining a seven-figure portfolio.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…An uncertain outlookThe FTSE 100’s uncertain outlook may naturally cause investors to pivot towards Cash ISAs and buy-to-let. After all, no losses will be experienced through Cash ISAs (provided you have less than £85,000 held at each banking group), and bricks-and-mortar has a long history of growth due to low supply and high demand.However, the prospects for generating high returns on either asset may be more limited than many investors realise. For example, a sharp economic contraction may mean that the UK requires a low interest rate for a number of years. The global financial crisis showed that even as the economy recovers, the path to a higher interest rate can be exceptionally slow. Therefore, negative after-inflation returns may be ahead for Cash ISAs.Similarly, the FTSE 100 could offer higher returns than buy-to-let properties. Affordability is likely to be a major concern for many would-be homebuyers. Rising unemployment and weak wage growth could offset lower interest rates to produce lower demand at current price levels. This may mean that house prices need to fall, or at least experience a period of slower growth, to make them more affordable.Investing in the FTSE 100 todaySome investors may feel that waiting for the FTSE 100 to fully rebound before buying shares is a better idea than purchasing stocks today. However, a rebound means that share prices will be higher than they are at the present time. Therefore, investors may miss out on potential gains that make it more difficult for them to generate a seven-figure portfolio.A more logical approach may be to buy financially-sound businesses today while they offer wide margins of safety. In many cases, investors have factored-in risks facing companies in many sectors. This could mean that they are undervalued, and that they gradually return to valuations more in keeping with their historic averages.Certainly, the FTSE 100 may be significantly more volatile than buy-to-let investments or, especially, Cash ISAs. Risks remain in place that could negatively impact investor sentiment and operating conditions for many businesses. However, the index has the potential to produce high single-digit returns per year over the long run, which may make it the most effective means of obtaining a portfolio valued at over £1m in the coming years. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Forget Cash ISAs and buy-to-let. I’d buy bargain FTSE 100 stocks today to make a million Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens | Sunday, 5th July, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Alesana Tuilagi banned for five weeks

first_imgSo glad I’m retired. Rough old game these days, what with folk running into you and that #FreeAlesana— David Flatman (@davidflatman) October 7, 2015 Below is the knee strike action by Tuilagi on Tatekawa that was deemed to be a foul play offence by World Rugby. Contentious decision: Tuilagi has been banned for five weeks TAGS: JapanSamoa This Tuilagi ban is ridiculous, what’s happening to the game?!— Alex Lewington (@AlexLewington48) October 7, 2015Whilst former England and Bath prop is clearly quite happy to be retired… Samoa wing Alesana Tuilagi is set to miss the Scotland game on Saturday after he was controversially suspended for five weeks for an act of foul play However Wales Online’s correspondent Simon Thomas has urged to look at the incident closely when the replay is slowed down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPMZrPjW5csWhat do you think? Should Tuilagi have been banned, or is this another example of over-zealous officiating? Let us know on Twitter @Rugbyworldmag LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Alesana Tuilagi was indicted following Samoa’s Pool B defeat to Japan at the weekend. The veteran Newcastle Falcons wing struck Japan’s Harumichi Tatekawa with his knee in the second minute and this has led to his suspension after this was deemed as an act of foul play.Tuilagi denied any act of foul play, however he was found to be guilty by the citing commissioner. The news will be welcomed by Scotland who require a win against the Pacific Islanders to take them into the quater-final stages.In a blow to Newcastle Falcons, Tuilagi will now miss the first four English Premiership games. Falcons face Gloucester, Northampton, Exeter and Worcester before he is free to play on 10 November.The ban has caused a stir on social media and has been ridiculed by players. London Irish winger Alex Lewington called the ban “ridiculous”. Maybe today Jonu Lomu would have recieved a life time ban for this…last_img read more

Bill will make same-sex marriage illegal in Anglican churches in…

first_img Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab katherine isabel hughes says: Mike Losinger says: Anglican Communion, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Same-Sex Marriage Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Human Sexuality, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN December 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm How come free speech only seems to belong to the minorities??? the goverment conclude if same sex marriage SHOULD also take place in church by law…. For those that dont belive in christ why do u need church to carry out ur own opinion/life style? please explain!! hmmm i dont see other religions being bullied to make changes to suit the world views… please leave the House of God alone. Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC nathan james johnson says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service] Legislation due to be proposed next year will allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales, but will make it illegal for the Church of England and the Church in Wales to marry same-sex couples, according to a British government press release.Minister for Women and Equalities Maria Miller said in the Dec. 11 release that the legislation is designed to create “watertight protections for religious organizations” that do not want to conduct same-sex marriages, but will allow them to “opt in” if they so choose. However, the legislation will make it illegal for the two Anglican churches to opt in.“Canon law – which bans the marriage of same-sex couples – will continue to apply,” the release said. “That means that it would require a change in both primary and canon law before Church of England and Church in Wales would be able to opt in to conduct same – sex marriages.”The release said that its conclusion was based in part on an “equal civil marriage consultation” that was launched on March 15 and closed June 14. It received more than 228,000 individual responses, which is the largest ever response to a government consultation, according to the release. Fifty-three percent of individual respondents favored the government’s proposal to allow same-sex couples to get married. The government also received a number of petitions, totaling more than 500,000 signatures, all opposed to the proposals. A copy of the consultation document and the government’s response are here.Two days before the consultation closed, the Church of England said that it could not support the government’s proposal to allow same-sex marriage.“We have supported various legal changes in recent years to remove unjustified discrimination and create greater legal rights for same sex couples and we welcome that fact that previous legal and material inequities between heterosexual and same-sex partnerships have now been satisfactorily addressed,” the statement said. “To change the nature of marriage for everyone will be divisive and deliver no obvious legal gains given the rights already conferred by civil partnerships. We also believe that imposing for essentially ideological reasons a new meaning on a term as familiar and fundamental as marriage would be deeply unwise.”Then on Dec. 7, four days before the government revealed its proposed legislation, British media reported that Prime Minister David Cameron said while he did not want same-sex couples to be excluded from the “great institution” of marriage, no religious institution would be forced to conduct marriage services for them.“We welcome the fact that in his statement the Prime Minister has signaled he is abandoning the Government’s earlier intention to distinguish between civil and religious marriage,” the Church of England said in response, reiterating its contention that civil partnerships were sufficient for same-sex couples.The church has not yet responded to the Dec. 11 announcement. December 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm Thanks God for upholding religious freedom. Government should not impose forcefully any law within religious institution that contradicts with their canonical law. By this law teaching of word of God through different Prophets, Apostles (St. Paul) since beginning of human race against sexual immorality thru same sex activities has been honored. It is good news for Anglican Communion and rest of Christian Church. Almighty God and Government are two different authorities. Our God is for our spiritual need for moral value and life eternity for believers and government for protecting interest of all people as long they live. December 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm So, let’s not re-define marriage. Let’s instead redefine ‘hypocrisy.’ It’s synonymous with Anglican and its poster-child is ABp Williams. Who else suspects, though, that the Queen and her allies are the people driving this discrimination? I have to believe that if the royals were not opposed, the CofE would cease to be as profoundly victorian about the matter, first of women bishops, now marriage eqaulity in the Church. December 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm So we sould ignore the Bible and 2000 years of church tradition in order to “change with the times”. I think not. This kind of thinking is what is wrong with the ECUSA, and why it’s membership is rapidly decreasing. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Comments are closed. December 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm We live in a Romans 1 world. At least for now the CoE is exempt………… Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Gilbert Martinez says: Rector Shreveport, LA Bill will make same-sex marriage illegal in Anglican churches in England, Wales Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York By ENS staffPosted Dec 11, 2012 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Julian Malakar says: center_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Fr. Michael Neal says: Robert Davis says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments (10) martha knight says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA December 18, 2012 at 7:14 am What’s happening in the Church of England concerning its retention of “status quo” despite the irreversible progress in the fight for gender equality on the issues of ordination and marriage in the wider church/society is a reflection of the resurgent triumphalism and ghetto mentality creeping back into the consciousness of an otherwise contemporary (and increasingly progressive/inclusive) mainline Christian churches.Here in the Philippines, the single most conservative (and politically vocal) and largest denomination, that is the Roman Catholic Church led by its national bishops conference is getting ready and fired up to unleash its revenge on the secular Philippine government thru the power of its “mythical” catholic vote and its nostalgia for reigniting “people power” mass demonstrations (even threats of excommunications and calls for civil disobedience and boycott of tax payments to the government) all these because of the successful passage of the responsible parenthood aka reproductive health bill by both the houses of congress and senate yesterday and this singular “miracle and victory for democracy” was realized despite the intense pressure exerted by the bishops on lawmakers literally obliterating the constitutional separation of church and state. The Roman Catholic hierarchy had just declared a spiritual war on what its allies in congress labelled as “godless, diabolical humanistic hedonism” creeping into the government and into the Philippine society and see themselves as the only guardians of truth as other churches (mainline protestant churches) were decidedly progressive in aligning with the pro-rh (reproductive health) bill stance with the government.Personally I think where these issues on gender in relation to morality and church life (contraceptives, divorce, women’s ordination, civil partnerships) the Episcopal Church and the Church of England had exhaustively discussed and debated (and relatively consigned to their history bins) are just firing up and building up to become a potentially explosive political/religious issue come national elections in may next year here in the Philippines. Don McCleary says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Jim Stockton says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL December 11, 2012 at 5:08 pm We are called, Mike Losinger, as you aptly remarked: To be committed to re-birthing creation; to pour new wine into old wine skins. This is so very sad and disheartening that the C of E cannot change with the times. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books December 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm How truly sad to watch the C of E commit slow suicide: women bishops and the holy nature of gay marriage both disparaged in the same month! Thank God…literally…for the witness of our Episcopal Church. I have been reflecting in Advent that this season, week by week, opens us increasingly toGod’s movement in the world so that when Incarnation explodes on the scene once more in our individual and corporate lives, we can know more greatly just how stunning and all-encompassing God’s love is. How truly sad to watch the C of E commit slow suicide this month. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC December 13, 2012 at 4:05 am No wonder The CoE continues to lose members by the thousands and ASA has declined dramatically.Without women and gay people the Church will become completely irrelevant in a few years.It is a shame that the Queen can’t or won’t speak up for women bishops and gay people.The Jesus I know would not be please about these exclusions. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ December 11, 2012 at 9:26 am Another home goal. No women bishops, no gay marriages. Times have changed and women expect equality, lesbian women expect rights- and quite rightly. It’s the quality not conventionality of relationships that matter. Love matters. If Jesus was about anything it was tolerance and love. The bible is not ‘the truth’ but an important historical document. We all help the evolution of religion and morality. Times change and mysogyny is a relic of the insecure. How extraordinary that C of E men should insist on their heterosexual superiority. And how insulting. Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

Rep. Demings helps ensure $3.8 Million in anti-terrorism funding for Central…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. These funds will go toward training first responders and helping our community prevent, prepare and respond to potential terrorism incidents, including domestic terrorismFrom the Office of U.S. Congresswoman Val Demings, FL-D, District 10U.S. Representatives Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto announced on Friday new terror-prevention and preparedness grant funding for Orlando under the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).This year’s award will total $3.8 million. Orlando’s inclusion in the program was restored in 2018 after a multi-year drought, following strong advocacy by Central Florida’s congressional delegation—Reps. Demings, Murphy and Soto.“The safety and security of every person who lives, works, and travels in Central Florida will always be my top priority. I am once again pleased to announce that Orlando will be a top national recipient of the UASI national security grant, which will train first responders and help our community prevent, prepare and respond to potential incidents,” said Demings. “I am also glad to see that this year’s national priority areas include domestic violent extremism for the first time, which the FBI and other agencies have identified as our top domestic security challenge. This program has been one of my top priorities since arriving in Congress and joining the Homeland Security Committee. The best way to ensure success is to prepare, and as a former law enforcement officer I have seen firsthand how important these federal dollars are to keeping all of us safe. I am grateful to see Orlando’s continued inclusion in this important program and will continue to advocate for our inclusion in years to come.”“For many years, Orlando received no funding from the federal government to prevent and respond to acts of terrorism. I’m proud of the work my colleagues and I have done to ensure that our city annually receives federal dollars to protect our community,” said Murphy. “We will keep fighting to bring home the resources local law enforcement and non-profit organizations need to keep Central Floridians safe.”“Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of Central Floridians,” said Soto. “As our community continues to grow, we are extremely grateful to receive this increased funding that will aid us in enhancing our law enforcement’s preparedness and prevention methods.  The people of Orlando have felt firsthand the impact of extreme tragedies perpetrated by those seeking to create panic and fear, and we are certain this funding will help eliminate such instances wherever possible.”BackgroundThe Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) provides funding to help with terror-prevention planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercises in urban areas which could be targeted. Orlando received $3.5 million in 2020, $3.25 million in 2019, and $1.5 million in 2018. Prior to this, Orlando was excluded from the program starting in 2014.The final funding figure is based on the alignment of local programs to five national priority areas:CybersecuritySoft targets/crowded placesIntelligence and information sharingEmerging threatsDomestic Violent Extremism (NEW)Law enforcement agencies in 31 cities around the nation—including Orlando, Tampa and Miami—will receive a total of $615 million in UASI funding this year. Florida’s overall allocation this year is $9,701,894. They can use this funding to buy homeland security equipment, conduct training exercises, train and pay first responders, and enhance security in order to protect high-profile locations like stadiums, public transit, and theme parks.In addition, because Orlando is again receiving UASI funding, non-profit organizations in the city are eligible for Nonprofit Security Grants from DHS. Previously, five faith-based non-profit organizations in Orlando applied for, and received, a total of $480,000.Congresswoman Val Demings represents Florida’s 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Demings is a lifelong public servant who broke numerous glass ceilings in her rise through the Orlando Police Department and her election to Congress. During her distinguished 27-year career with the Orlando Police Department (OPD), she served in virtually every department, including serving as Commander of the Special Operations. In 2007, Demings made history when she was appointed to serve as Orlando’s first female Chief of Police. In Congress, Demings sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness; Subcommittee on Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support), the House Judiciary Committee (Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security [Vice Chair]; Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law), and the House Committee on Homeland Security (Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security). Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Photo by Adam Bezer on Unsplash You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! TAGSAnti-TerrorismCentral FloridaDepartment of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security InitiativeDomesticFundingPlanPrepareTrainU.S. Representative Darren SotoU.S. Representative Stephanie MurphyU.S. Representative Val Demings Previous articleEverything coming to Hulu in MarchNext articleEnhanced levee maintenance project turns into an amenity at Lake Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Waitrose donates 8,000 apples to Sit Down on It campaign

first_imgWaitrose donates 8,000 apples to Sit Down on It campaign Tagged with: corporate  20 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Stephen Roose-Jones, head of fundraising at the cancer charity, said about the prizes: “the common denominator is that the winners sit down somewhere special – reminding us that we should think about our bottoms as a matter of life or death.” Supermarket Waitrose was the only fruit supplier who agreed to donate apples to Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign for healthy eating.The apples will be given away to mark Bowel Cancer UK’s Sit Down on It appeal week which starts on 7 April. The apples will feature a sticker with details of how to donate £1.50 by SMS and enter a competition to win one of 35 unusual prizes, all of them related to sitting down.GNER and Network Rail have both donated free sites to Bowel Cancer UK from which volunteers will distribute the apples. Advertisement Howard Lake | 2 April 2006 | Newslast_img read more

Visa Foundation commits $210 Million to emergency Covid-19 relief

first_img  509 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: COVID-19 trusts and foundations Melanie May | 8 April 2020 | News Visa Foundation commits $210 Million to emergency Covid-19 relief “Two hundred million dollars in new financial resources demonstrates our continuing commitment to support small and micro businesses, with a focus on women’s economic advancement globally. When women thrive, communities thrive. We know this matters now more than ever as the global economy seeks to recover and rebuild.”  510 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Visa Foundation is committing $210 million in two programmes to support both local communities and small and micro businesses struggling as a result of the pandemic.The first Visa Foundation programme of $10 million is to provide immediate emergency support for charities on the frontlines responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as public health and food relief, in each of the five geographic regions in which Visa operates: North America; Latin America and the Caribbean; Europe; Asia Pacific; and Central Europe, Middle East and Africa.Al Kelly, CEO and chairman of Visa, said:“As COVID-19 continues to unfold, communities are feeling the effects and need our immediate support. As a global company that operates a very local business, we recognise this need. We’re also committed to the long-term recovery and will continue to explore ways we can accelerate economic activity in line with our mission to help individuals, businesses and economies thrive.”As well as addressing the current urgent need for support, the move aligns with the Foundation’s long-term focus on supporting women’s economic advancement and inclusive economic development.As such, the second programme is a five-year, strategic $200 million commitment to support small and micro businesses around the world, with a focus on fostering women’s economic advancement. The funds from the Visa Foundation will provide capital to NGOs and investment partners supporting small and micro businesses.Through the $200 million small and micro business programme, the Visa Foundation will provide $60 million in grants to NGOs dedicated to supporting small and micro business owners, many of whom are women, in every region where Visa operates. The Visa Foundation will also allocate $140 million with investment partners that generate positive social and financial returns for small and micro businesses.Graham Macmillan, President of the Visa Foundation commented: Advertisementlast_img read more

Thailand

first_img May 12, 2021 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Receive email alerts Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF_en August 21, 2020 Find out more The spring 2010 crisis had a negative impact on online freedom of expression. The state of emergency was marked by an escalation of censorship, while the various factions continue to use the lèse majesté crime against their political opponents, allegedly to protect the King and to ensure the country’s stability. It is dangerous, even under normal circumstances, to discuss the King or his family in Thailand. In a period of crisis, the risks are monumental. His image is even more protected than usual. Anyone who dares to malign his reputation will be charged with lèse majesté. Article 112 of the Thailand Penal Code provides for a sentence of from three to fourteen years against “whoever defames, insults or threatens the king, the queen, the heir-apparent or the regent.” The most dissuasive aspect is the conviction rate, which is approximately 95%. Most of the time, the defendants prefer to plead guilty, which reduces their sentence, and then request the royal pardon.On 15 June 2010, the Thai government approved the creation of an agency specialised in cracking down attempts to malign the monarchy’s image on the Internet, the Bureau of Prevention and Eradication of Computer Crime. The authorities justified its creation by explaining that “the monarchy is crucial for Thai national security because it is an institution that unifies the entire nation.”This agency has strengthened an already dissuasive legislative arsenal, including the lèse majesté (criminal) law and the 2007 Computer Crimes Act. Internet users will pay a high price because of it.A dozen netizens caught in a vicious legal circleAccording to the December 2010 iLaw Project report, 31 cases of lèse majesté have been recorded, eleven of which violated an article of the Computer Crimes Act. A judgement was rendered in four such cases, court proceedings are underway in three others, and twenty-four of them are still in the investigative stage. Sixteen of these cases were instigated by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.In these cases, a dozen Internet users were being prosecuted for violating the lèse majesté laws or the Cyber Crimes Act. Among them were Jonathan Head, a British BBC correspondent in Southeast Asia who has since left Thailand, Giles Ji Ungpakorn, a political science professor who has sought asylum in Great Britain and Nat Sattayapornpisut, a blogger. Another case is Praya Pichai, who was prosecuted for offending a foreign Head of State, namely Kim Jong-Il, North Korea’s leader. He pleaded guilty and was given a suspended prison sentence. On the other hand, Tasaparn Rattawongsa, a doctor at Thon Buri Hospital ; Theeranan Wipuchan, a former UBS Securities executive ; Katha Pajajiriyapong, an employee at the KTZMICO brokerage house ; and Somchets Ittiworakul are all charged under section 14 of the 2007 Computer Crime Act with posting “false information endangering national security.” The netizens had explained the steep fall in the Bangkok stock market last October by the poor health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who had been hospitalised since September 2009.The most widely covered lawsuit to date concerns Chiranuch Premchaiporn (nicknamed Jiew), director of the online news website Prachatai, who has been the target of a genuine judicial harassment campaign. Twice charged in two different cases, she risks being given a prison sentence of up to 70 years. First of all, Jiew stands accused of violating the Computer Crimes Act and of having taken too long to remove ten comments about the crime of lèse majesté posted on the website between April and August 2008. By virtue of this law, Internet website owners will henceforth be liable for statements made by visitors to their sites. They must assume the legal consequences in court. Chiranuch Premchaiporn is facing a 20-year prison term. Her trial will begin on 4 February 2011.A second complaint against her was filed on 28 April 2008 by Syunimit Chirasuk, a Khon Kaen province resident, because of comments associated with an interview – published by Prachatai – of Chotisak Onsoong. The latter was charged with lèse majesté for failing to stand when the national anthem was played before the showing of a film in a movie theatre. As the website’s director, Chiranuch Premchaipoen is charged with “defaming, insulting and threatening the King and the royal family” (lèse majesté), and of having “ made public statements inciting disorder” (Article 112 of the Thai Penal Code)). Internet user Suwicha Thakor, sentenced on 3 April 2009 to 10 years in prison for a “lèse-majesté crime,” was pardoned by the King on 28 June 2010. He was accused of having disseminated on the Web photos which the Royal Family deemed “offensive.” Thanthawuthi Thaweewarodom, webmaster of a “ red” website, was arrested on lèse majesté charges on 1 April 2010 by virtue of the Computer Crime Act. His verdict should be known on March 16, 2011. Warawout Tanangkorn (Suchart Nakbangsai), a “red shirt” activist, pled guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison on 24 November 2010. He will ask for a royal pardon.These multiple prosecutions are also intended to intimidate other Internet users likely to criticise the King and to force them to practice self-censorship. Other netizens have been briefly arrested or interrogated, but their exact number is difficult to determine, because many of those charged are avoiding any publicity for fear of reprisals and the authorities are obliged to open an inquiry whenever a lèse majesté complaint is filed.Despite the fact that the country is emerging from a serious crisis, the authorities response in the form of an upsurge in the use of censorship, is not a solution likely to favour national reconciliation. An urgent reform of the archaic lèse majesté law and Computer Crimes Act is needed. Only then will journalists and netizens be able to fulfill their role of informing the public, denouncing the authorities’ abuses, and discussing the country’s future without having a “sword of Damocles” suspended over their heads. Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Thailand March 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Thailandcenter_img News Organisation June 12, 2020 Find out more State of emergency and censorshipA state of emergency was imposed on 7 April and lifted on 22 December 2010, but it was replaced by the Internal Security Act (ISA) which provides Thailand’s leaders and the army with the means to censor without having to resort to judicial procedures.While the state of emergency was being imposed, in many Thai provinces and notably in Bangkok, control was considerably intensified over the media affiliated with, or with close ties to, the “Red Shirt” movement – led by partisans of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. A TV network and some radio stations, Internet websites and publications were censored, banned and forcibly shut down or are involved in legal proceedings. Most of these media supported the « Red Shirts » demonstrations and even occasionally called for insurrection, but they also relayed the legitimate demands of a part of the Thai society. Although it is to be the public prosecutor’s office is entitled to prosecute media outlets which circulted calls for violence, any sentence brought against a media outlet should have been issued by judicial authorities, which was not the case at the height of the crisis. Even though the Internet websites of the leading Thai media outlets were not affected by the were not censored, alternative sources suspected of backing the Red Shirts’ movement were sometimes rendered inaccessible. The situation differed from one Internet service provider to the next. Official sites such as uddthailand.com or norporchorusa.com and news sources such as thaienews.blogspot.com or thaifreenews2.com were blocked. The website www.nocoup.org, moderated by the Red Shirt activist Sombat Boonngamanong, was closed on the day the state of emergency was declared. Spaces conveying statements by charismatic opposition leaders were specifically targeted, for example the Facebook page of former union leader Somyos Pruksakasemsuk.The independent news website Prachatai, which supplied first-rate coverage of the events as they unfolded, was also censored and had to change its URL address several times in order to keep its online website active prachatai.com became prachatai.net, then prachatai.info and most recently prachatai2.info. From the moment the crisis began in mid-March 2010, the news site, as well as its page on the social networks Facebook and Twitter, were blocked countless times by the Center for Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES).From then on, online censorship reached new heights. An exact figure is difficult to determine, but it is estimated that from 80,000 to 400,000 URLs were blocked in January 2011. According to the iLaw Project report, 74,686 URLs were blocked by court order between July 2007 and July 2010. This number excludes the sites which the Thai police and army blocked without a court order (which is permitted under a state of emergency or the State of Security Act). The situation has scarcely changed since the state of emergency was lifted. Surveillance is becoming the normUnder normal circumstances, the Internet is controlled and monitored by the Thai Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, which blocks those sites which it deems offensive, mainly those charged with violating the lèse majesté law. However, since the authorities view this crime as an offence against national security, the army and police force are also implicated. Informing is also encouraged. Internet users can denounce any site which commits a lèse majesté crime by telephone, simply by calling 1111, the number of the Prime Minister’s cabinet, or by accessing websites. The Ministry of Justice also created a “Cyber Scouts” unit consisting of volunteers who monitor the Internet and denounce activities which, according to the authorities, should not occur there. The authorities plan to train several hundred Cyber Scouts. Revival of crime of lèse majestéKing Bhumibol Adulyadej is revered by the population. He is considered as the guarantor of the unity of a country accustomed to changes in government. There are serious concerns about his state of health. During his last public appearance – the first in months – he offered his New Year greetings seated in a wheelchair. The subject is virtually never mentioned in the press: it is practicing self-censorship from fear of being charged with lèse majesté. 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New plot to murder investigative reporter Gonzalo Guillén

first_img ColombiaAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports Receive email alerts RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information May 30, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New plot to murder investigative reporter Gonzalo Guillén April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is concerned about new threats to independent journalist Gonzalo Guillén in connection his coverage of the now imprisoned former governor of the northeastern department of La Guajira, Juan Francisco “Kiko” Gómez, and Gómez’s involvement with organized crime.Guillén, who reports for the Miami Herald and two Colombian newspapers, El Tiempo and El País de Cali, was notified by the prosecutor-general on 22 May of a new plan to murder him, the second in just over a year.He is said to have been in Gómez’s sights ever since writing about his close links with a “bacrim” (criminal gang formed by former paramilitaries) in La Guajira for the 4 May 2013 issue of the magazine Semana.After two armour-plated vehicles chased Guillén nine days ago, on 21 May, the number of bodyguards assigned to him by the interior ministry’s National Protection Unit was immediately increased from two to nine.“We recognize the authorities’ efforts to provide Guillén with adequate protection and we urge them to deploy all possible resources in order to identify those behind these threats,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“The work of independent journalists is essential at a time when corruption is affecting politics at all levels in Colombia,” Soulier added.Guillén’s reporting helped to secure Gómez’s arrest and subsequent conviction in October 2013 for masterminding three murders. Several of Guillén’s sources were murdered last year and he fled the country temporarily.Guillén works closely with two other independent journalists, León Valencia and Ariel Ávila, who wrote a long report last year about the relations between Gómez and the local bacrim and were the targets of the same murder plot. After a spell in self-imposed exile, they are now back in Colombia and are also getting interior ministry protection.Colombia is ranked 126th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.center_img ColombiaAmericas News Follow the news on Colombia News May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more