Financial firms hit out at short deadline to assess impact of key Mifid regulations

first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeUndo whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Financial firms hit out at short deadline to assess impact of key Mifid regulations FEARS have been raised over the short window of opportunity for European rulemakers to assess industry concerns over the formation of new regulations proposing sweeping reforms to equity market structures such as “dark pools” and high-frequency trading.Hundreds of submissions voicing fears over the impact of the new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) were sent to the European Commission yesterday, amid concerns over a rushed process.Officials say the submissions will now be processed in time to form legislative proposals due in the spring – a timeframe which insiders say could hamper the ability of the commission to digest the points being made.Chief executive of the Futures and Options Association Anthony Belchambers said: “There’s no point in consulting and no point in industry spending time and resources on this if it’s going to end up in the waste paper bin.”However, senior adviser at the International Capital Market Association John Serocold urged the European Commission to work closely with industry to iron out potential concerns. He said: “We have to go on working with Brussels to improve these proposals” A spokesperson for the European Commission said more responses than usual had been received “because of the wide scope of issues that Mifid touches”. Share Wednesday 2 February 2011 7:53 pmlast_img read more

GDP revisions expected for UK

first_img 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 PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky 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 Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap KCS-content An updated estimate of British GDP in the final three months of the year will be released by the Office for National Statistics today. Last month the ONS shocked economists by announcing a 0.5 per cent contraction in the economy, according to its first estimate. Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img GDP revisions expected for UK whatsapp Thursday 24 February 2011 8:33 pm whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

PZ Cussons Ghana Limited ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgPZ Cussons Ghana Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about PZ Cussons Ghana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PZ Cussons Ghana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePZ Cussons Ghana Limited is a consumer goods company in Ghana which manufactures, distributes and sells electrical appliances and healthcare products such as soaps, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. The company operates in 4 categories: personal care, home care, food and nutrition and electrical appliances. Personal care brands include Camel, Carex, Cussons Baby, Imperial Leather, Premier and Premier Cool and Robb. Brands in the electrical appliance range include Thermocool; the nutritional range includes Nunu and the home care range includes Morning Fresh. PZ Cussons Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of PZ Cussons (Holdings) Limited. PZ Cussons Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Is the Lloyds share price really, finally, as low as it can go?

first_img I’ve written about Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) a lot. And I have suggested before that the Lloyds share price has fallen as far is it will go. Maybe even more than once.As a Lloyds shareholder, I must admit that my track record with it has not been stellar. I bought Lloyds shares in September 2015, at 76p. I thought the price was cheap at the time, after the bank’s impressive recovery from the banking crisis.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…Then things started going wrong as the Brexit result hit the banking sector badly. And the government’s repeated failures just dragged it on and on. Leaving without a trade deal? Recession and then years of slow growth? Slowdown in the mortgage market? All those potential outcomes would hurt the banks. And the prospect of them certainly hurt the Lloyds share price.But we continued to see rising earnings and a nicely progressive dividend. And by 2018, the dividend yield had reached a very tasty 6.2%. I was disappointed by the languishing share price, but I took comfort in seeing my nice fat dividends rolling in every six months.Lloyds share price crashNow Covid-19 has struck, and Lloyds’ dividends have been suspended along with those of the rest of the banks. And the Lloyds share price has been pummelled. At the time of writing, it’s below 30p.Looking back, what should I have done differently, and what should I do now?I re-examine my share purchases regularly, as I think all investors should. And if one is turning bad, or the reasons I bought no longer apply or were simply wrong, then maybe it’s time to sell. I don’t worry every time the Lloyds share price takes a dip. Instead, I re-evaluate my holding whenever there’s any new information.Keep on top of the newsThat might be a company report, it might be an update on the housing market, or anything that affects the banks. Many times during the tedious Brexit process, it was the government’s latest parliamentary failure.Every time, I weighed up my thoughts about Lloyds’ then valuation and its long-term prospects. Whenever something pushed the Lloyds share price down a bit further, I concluded that there was a rational reason for the fall. But I also reckoned that the sell-off was overdone, and that it was definitely not time to sell.Still a share to buyEvery time I’ve evaluated Lloyds over the five years since I bought, I’ve always seen the shares as a buy. So what now, at 30p per share and no dividend?As my Motley Fool colleague Harvey Jones has pointed out, the banks are in far better shape today than they were before the financial crash. Instead of being recklessly overstretched, their balance sheets are now models of prudential management. Coming into the pandemic crisis, they looked better prepared for a downturn than they’ve been for a generation.And, after another re-examination, I still see the Lloyds share price as tempting and I want to buy more. What about my 60% loss so far? Pah, it hasn’t even been five years yet! I’m in it for the long term. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 | More on: LLOY “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. See all posts by Alan Oscroft 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. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images center_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Is the Lloyds share price really, finally, as low as it can go? Enter Your Email Address 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Joe Marler and Marcos Ayerza both banned for two weeks

first_imgMonday Apr 4, 2011 Joe Marler and Marcos Ayerza both banned for two weeks Front rowers Joe Marler and Marcos Ayerza have both been banned for two weeks following an altercation that took place during the Harlequins and Leicester Tigers Aviva Premiership game on Saturday. Both players were red carded by referee Wayne Barnes, who saw the incident unfold right in front of him, with Ayerza head butting Marler, who then retaliated with a few seemingly well placed punches. The pair were sent from the field, and earlier today faced an RFU disciplinary hearing. The result of that is that they were both handed two week suspensions, making them free to play again on April 19. It was a fiery clash with a few yellow cards and a serious lack of numbers on the park at one stage. Referee Barnes had sent Will Skinner and Mark Lambert from the field too, albeit temporarily, but that meant Quins were down to 12 at one stage. Harlequins Director of rugby Conor O’Shea was furious with the officiating afterwards. “There are a number of talking points. Does Joe feel hard-done by? I know I would be. Should he have reacted that way, probably not. Was the provocation high? Absolutely. But I do want to know why when Tom Williams was tackled off the ball going for the line, there was no penalty try, no yellow card when both should have been 100%,” he said. Leicester’s Richard Cockerill saw things slightly differently, saying “That’s rugby. So much happened out there and it was a fractious game at times. Marler was involved in everything. He has a Mohican hairdo dyed orange so he’s difficult to miss. “It’s up to Quins to deal with him. We look to our own players.” ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House Bern / Tormen Architekten AG

first_imgArchitects: Tormen Architekten AG Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Photographs House Bern / Tormen Architekten AGSave this projectSaveHouse Bern / Tormen Architekten AG Switzerland Products used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeFundermaxExterior Architectural Panels – Max Compact ExteriorWood Boards / HPL PanelsFundermaxMatte Surface – Exterior Architectural PanelsLandscape Architects:Rennhard Gartenbau AGArchitect In Charge:Reto TormenCity:BernCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieText description provided by the architects. This sculptural building with breathtaking views was built on an exclusive residential location in Kanton Bern. The alignment of the parcel with a northern slope direction captures the wonderful panoramic view of the entire Jura mountain range. With strict building regulations, the architects proposed a three-story project that was harmoniously integrated into the existing topography. The existing terrain was reinterpreted, together with the landscape architect, to create a sequence of habitable platforms. To access the house, one arrives by car into the spacious garage or as a pedestrian at the obscured entrance.Save this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieWith the use of large panels on the facade in a soft earth tone, the building appears monolithic while blending into its surroundings. The contrasting bare concrete walls accentuate the interventions made to the terrain. Located on the entrance level are the several service areas with garage and storage rooms. Also found here, adjacent to the generous entrance hall, is a private office. On the ground floor, an open plan living area with kitchen and dining are separated by a sculptural staircase.Save this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieLarge windows connect the interior visually with its surrounding. The residential area deliberately faces away from the entrance. This creates a retreat against the interior of the parcel. This retreat houses the covered lounge area with direct access to the infinity pool. Constructed from bare concrete it seemingly floats over the terrain and provides a unique perspective on the mountains in the distance. On the top floor, a private retreat is created. The master bedroom with a wellness area merges into an open plan layout providing the residents with a secluded space overlooking their surroundings.Save this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieProject gallerySee allShow lessFreebooter Housing / GG-loopSelected ProjectsHousenji Temple / Meguro Architecture LaboratorySelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Mark Drotsky Architekturfotografie Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Mark Drotsky Architekturfotografie+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses•Bern, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: FunderMax, Geberit, Bekon Koralle, Duravit, FRANKE, Gessi, Nimbus Group, Regent, TECE, Wesco, Attika Feuer, Erwin Baireder, Gemfloor, Keller Spiegelschränke Products translation missing: House Bern / Tormen Architekten AG 2019 CopyAbout this officeTormen Architekten AGOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBernSwitzerlandPublished on April 25, 2019Cite: “House Bern / Tormen Architekten AG” 25 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Area:  1679 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

A cracking Easter round-up of fundraising events & activity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Get A-Head Rabbit Run Easter Egg HuntGet A-Head held its Rabbit Run Easter Egg Hunt on 25 March, offering face painting, a raffle, and lots of chocolate for £3 a chocolate seeker. All proceeds will go towards the treatment and research of head and neck cancer and disease. You’ve still got time to #donate an #Easteregg to @piratefm Easter Egg Appeal. Donated Eggs will be split between four Cornish charities inc @CHICKScharity – & we’ll be giving them to children on break with us during April!— CHICKS (@CHICKScharity) March 26, 2018 The Chocolate 5k BirminghamNot quite in time for Easter but close, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is holding its Chocolate 5k on 28 April, promising participants chocolate en route to keep them going, as well as a medal and a post-event gooey chocolate pot. Kinnerton & Help for HeroesKinnerton has produced a range of Easter chocolate in support of Help for Heroes. Available products are the Help for Heroes Milk Chocolate Egg, Egg Cups and Soldier Toast Cutter, a Large Mug, Milk Chocolate Egg & Buttons, and its Milk Chocolate Egg. Kinnerton is hoping to to generate at least £20,000 for Help for Heroes with 6% of the wholesale net price to be donated to the charity. Egg donationsAs always at this time of year, lots of charities including children’s hospitals and hospices are seeking eggs to hand out to the people they work with, and many collections have taken place around the country to help out. Here’s a selection of tweets: National Trust Cadbury Easter Egg HuntsThe National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland is holding over 250 Cadbury Easter egg hunts across its properties this year. A cracking Easter round-up of fundraising events & activity Melanie May | 28 March 2018 | News Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity 5k Chocolate RunThe 5k Chocolate Run was on 25 March to raise funds for the hospital charity charity’s Children and Young People appeal. It took place in Sheldon Country Park with participants taking in the views at Birmingham Airport’s official viewing point and being fortified with the normal water stations as well as chocolate. The day also included an Easter egg hunt. The Easter WalkThe Easter Walk, Action Challenge’s first, takes place on 31 March, with the choice of a 25mile or 25 km walk along the River Thames from Windsor. Charities taking part include the Rainbow Trust, Cardiomyopathy UK, CLIC Sargent, and Target Ovarian Cancer. With the long bank holiday weekend almost upon us, here’s a round-up of some of the related fundraising events and activity taking place on and around Easter Sunday.Easter events Easter eggsLidl & NSPCCLidl is donating 25p from the sale of three of its Favorina Belgian chocolate Easter eggs to NSPCC, its charity partner, to support its Speak Out Stay Safe programme. Lidl has a three-year partnership with NSPCC and aims to raise £3m for it during this time. Tagged with: corporate Easter fundraising events Fundraising ideas Francis House Easter Knit A ChickFrancis House is holding its annual Easter Knit a Chick appeal, which sees its supporters knit thousands of woolly chicks, which are then filled with a donated chocolate egg and sold in schools, stores and businesses all over Greater Manchester to raise funds for the hospice. Last year hundreds of knitters made more than 40,000 chicks, raising over £50,000 for the charity. The Real Easter EggASDA is the latest supermarket to stock The Real Easter Egg, joining Tesco, Morrisons and Waitrose. The Real Easter Egg comes with a copy of the Easter story in the box. Launched in 2010, more than a million Real Easter Eggs have been sold with 750,000 of these sent through the post directly to churches and schools, and over £250,000 raised from sales for charitable causes. Easter cardsMarie Curie (pictured), Oxfam and Cancer Research UK are three of the charities selling Easter cards to raise funds. Macmillan is offering e-cards, which are free but it asks people to consider giving a donation. Thanks to @DerbyUni staff for Easter egg donations for @bluearrowgroup’s amazing collection for children’s charities in Derby! ?? We’ve handed them over to the Egg Man @seano0207 and added to the amazing 1200 he’s collected! ??— University of Derby (@DerbyUniVol) March 26, 2018  277 total views,  1 views today  278 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 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 read more

One journalist freed but two others sentenced to prison sentences

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran Receive email alerts News to go furthercenter_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 While Alireza Eshraghi has been freed on bail, after 53 days of imprisonment in an individual cell, two other journalists, Narghues Mohammadi and Ahmad Zeid-Abadi, have been sentenced respectively to twelve and thirteen months prison. Five other film specialised journalists remain imprisoned. ‘Although we welcome the release of Mr Eshraghi, we feel it is unacceptable to demand such a high sum to release him. Not only does the judiciary imprison journalists in a totally arbitrary manner but, in addition, it causes financial difficulties to their families’, said Robert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders. The organisation calls on the head of Iran’s judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Shahroudi, to immediately release nine journalists currently imprisoned. On 9 March, Alireza Eshraghi, a journalist at Hayat-é-No, was released on a bail of 25 million tomans (approximately 25,000 euros). He had been arrested on 12 January, shortly after Hayat-é-No was shut down after the publication of a caricature on 8 January. The latter represented a white-bearded old man, wearing a long black cloak, sitting on the ground with the thumb of a giant hand pressing on his head (and the caption ‘Roosevelt’ on the sleeve). This drawing was published in 1937 in an American newspaper to illustrate President Roosevelt’s pressure on the US Supreme Court. The same day, Narghues Mohamadi, a journalist at Peyam Ajar, was sentenced to one year imprisonment for having granted interviews to medias during the imprisonment of her husband, Taghi Rahmani, a journalist at the weekly Omid-é-Zangan. On 4 November 2002, she had been summoned by the revolutionary court of Tehran for ‘disturbing the public peace’. The journalist remains free but is apparently the subject of new court proceedings.On 10 March, Ahmad Zeid-Abadi, a journalist at the reformist newspaper Hamchahri and at the monthly Iran-é-Farda, was sentenced, on appeal, to thirteen months prison and a five year ban on any ‘public and social activity’, including journalism. He got eight months for ‘propaganda against the regime’ and five months for ‘publishing false news’. On 17 April 2002, Ahmad Zeid-Abadi had been sentenced by the press court to twenty-three months prison and a five year ban on any public and social activity for ‘propaganda against the Islamic regime and its institutions’. The court accused him in particular of ‘his provocative speeches threatening national security’. ‘If the convict does not answer the summons to go to prison, he will be arrested’, said Mr Tashakori, deputy State prosecutor in Tehran. Between 26 and 28 February, Kambiz Kaheh, a journalist at the film magazines, Cinema-Jahan, Majaleh Film, Donyai Tassvir, and Cinema-é-No, Said Mostaghasi, a journalist at Haftehnameh Cinema, Mohammad Abdi, chief editor of the monthly Honar Haftom, and Amir Ezati, of Mahnameh Film, were arrested at home. At the same time, Sepideh Abroaviz, Narghess Vishkai, Assal Samari, Yasamin Soufi and Mehrnaz Téhérani, all film press journalists, were interrogated by Adareh Amaken, a section of the Tehran police customarily tasked with ‘moral’ type offences and considered as close to the intelligence services. The Tehran judiciary accuses in particular these film specialised journalists with ‘criticising the regime’s cultural policy’ and ‘relations with Siamak Pourzand’, a journalist sentenced to eleven years prison for ‘activity prejudicial to State security because of his ties with the monarchists and counter-revolutionaries’. Also, Mr Galifab, director of security forces in Tehran, said he found many ‘immoral CDs’ at the homes of the arrested journalists. Lastly, Abbas Abdi, director of the opinion-poll institute Ayandeh, former chief editor of the daily Salam and a member of the editorial staff of many reformist newspapers, who is imprisoned in an individual cell, started a hunger strike at the end of February. On 4 November 2002, he had been arrested at home. Ayandeh was accused of having ‘received money from the American opinion-poll institute Gallup, or from a foreign embassy.’ This arrest came after IRNA, the official Iranian press agency, had circulated on 22 September an opinion poll (carried out by the national public opinion studies company and Ayandeh) which showed that ‘74.4% of Iranians favoured a resumption of relations with Washington’. RSF_en News March 12, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One journalist freed but two others sentenced to prison sentences March 18, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Newslast_img read more

Radio Era Baru closed by the police

first_img November 19, 2020 Find out more News Organisation August 21, 2020 Find out more Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua August 12, 2020 Find out more March 24, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio Era Baru closed by the police Help by sharing this information RSF_en News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabiacenter_img News Receive email alerts Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years IndonesiaAsia – Pacific to go further News “KPI officials and members of the police arrived at around 11 a.m. today and seized our transmitter because we refused to stop broadcasting,” Radio Era Baru director Raymond Tan said.“We reject this Chinese interference with the utmost force as it violates freedom of expression in Indonesia,” Tan said.Tan added that he had received a letter from the KPI (Indonesia Broadcasting Commission) notifying him that he could incur judicial sanctions if he did not quickly shut the station down.(Interview with Raymond Tan) March 2010Indonesian Broadcasting Commission urged to grant licence to Radio Era BaruReporters Without Borders wonders why the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) are refusing to issue a licence to Radio Era Baru, a station based in Batam, in the province of Riau, that broadcasts in local language and Mandarin.“We fear that this obstruction is the result of pressure by China,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Media freedom is a constitutional right in Indonesia so no foreign government should have the right to influence official decisions on such an important subject. If Radio Era Baru is forced to close, it will be a serious violation of the freedom to report news.”Reporters Without Borders has written to the head of the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission about the matter.Launched in March 2005, Radio Era Baru is linked to the Falun Gong religious movement. According to its director, Raymond Tan, the station has always complied with Indonesia’s technical requirements including those issued by the Riau branch of the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPID), which gave the station permission to broadcast.The Indonesian government’s refusal since 2007 to grant the station a licence is believed to be linked to the fact that it broadcasts many reports about human rights violations in China, including violations of the rights of Falun Gong followers and Tibetans.The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s frequency monitoring centre in Batam (Balai Monitor Frekuensi) wrote to the station on 28 March 2008 instructing it to stop broadcasting on the grounds that it did not have a licence. But the authorities have always refused to explain why they refuse to issue a licence. Radio Era Baru referred the case to the courts in 2008 and, after several unconvincing rulings, it is now before the supreme court.“The case reached the supreme court in 2009 but, without waiting for its ruling, the ministry sent us five letters ordering us to stop broadcasting,” Tan said. “Coming in the middle of an appeal procedure, this order is outrageous and unethical,” he added.The Falun Gong movement has meanwhile released what it claims is a copy of a letter which the Chinese embassy in Indonesia sent to the foreign ministry calling on the Indonesian authorities to terminate the station’s broadcasts.The Indonesian Human Rights Committee (Komnas Ham Indonesia) publicly urged the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission on 10 March 2010 to explain its actions. IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Indonesialast_img read more

Challenges of the Affordable Care Act Elucidated by Chuck Kiskaden at University Club’s Business Growth Workshops

first_img Community News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img In the liveliest session so far of the monthly Business Growth Workshops at the University Club in Pasadena, Chuck Kiskaden elucidated the challenges presented by the Affordable Care Act at the end of April. The founder of the Health Benefits Advisors Insurance Agency, Chuck Kiskaden found himself answering questions and battling opinions from slide one. The engaging back-and-forth between the knowledgeable presenter and his audience showed how truly uncomfortable the law makes business owners.With an extensive background as an executive in the healthcare industry, Chuck Kiskaden was prepared to field the dozens of questions about PPACA that were asked during the presentation. Although enrollment through Covered California stands at 1.4 million, this number also represents the problems that the health insurance exchanges throughout the country have been experiencing. Healthcare enrollment is far behind what was expected while the new regulations and requirements are causing serious headaches for companies across the board.In addition, the offerings of the new healthcare marketplace are more expensive and less flexible that what seemed to be available in the past. With so many looming question marks, it’s hard to know what exactly will happen, even by the end of year. Chuck Kiskaden did his best to provide quality informational support, even going over the tax implications of PPACA, but pulling a rabbit out of a hat is not enough when your audience expects an elephant.Although he recommended a focus on plan design and utilization management, risk management and data benchmarking, there were no magic slides in his presentation that could provide all the answers. With a bevy of delays and tons of choices to be made, no presenter or presentation could possibly have satisfied the needs of the worried business owners. How can you provide answers that nobody has or will have anytime soon? That is a real challenge.Pasadena Now respects how the University Club is adding to the entrepreneurial spirit of Pasadena by providing a true educational and networking resource through the Business Growth Workshops. As the new President of the Board of Governors, James Harwood of Total HR Management is building an impressive track record of quality service to the club. Through the support of ongoing events that provide value to the community, the University Club is connecting to the root essence the club’s founding charter in 1922.The timely and intrepid presentation about PPACA by Chuck Kiskaden is one more perfect example of what business networking should be all about. Yet, despite his proven expertise and obvious experience, even Chuck Kiskaden could not quench the frustrations that the new rules and regulations are generating for business owners. In the end, it was fascinating to watch a presenter on a conflicted subject become the surprising target for much of the conflict because the actual reality of healthcare reform remains such an elusive target.About the AuthorGrowing up in New York City as a stutterer, John Lavitt embraced writing as a way to express himself when the words would not come. After graduating from Brown University, he lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with his mentor the late American poet Robert Lax. As a writer, John Lavitt’s published work includes several articles in Chicken Soup For The Soul volumes and poems in multiple poetry journals and compilations. Today, John Lavitt works at Open Interactive as the Director of Content Development. As a journalist, he is a Regular Contributor to The Fix where he writes investigative reports about the latest issues in the world of addiction and recovery. Make a comment More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Company News Briefs Challenges of the Affordable Care Act Elucidated by Chuck Kiskaden at University Club’s Business Growth Workshops By JOHN LAVITT Published on Monday, May 5, 2014 | 12:14 pm Top of the News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more