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first_img Thursday 3 February 2011 7:19 pm IG GROUPInvestec rates the trading and betting firm “buy” with a target price of 625p. The broker believes that a return to volatility and continued growth in the UK and abroad could lead to material upgrades to its forecasts, despite a small downgrade due to a drop in Japanese business. Investec predicts revenues of £332.5m in 2011, with earnings per share of around 33.2p.TRAVIS PERKINSMorgan Stanley has downgraded the builders’ merchant to “equal-weight” with a target price of £12.50 due to increasing concern over UK consumer spending. The broker warns that there are few short-term catalysts for the firm’s sales, and has cut its forecasts by seven to 11 per cent. Morgan Stanley recommends buying Wolseley shares instead, due to its greater geographical diversity.LEGAL & GENERALPanmure Gordon rates the financial services firm “buy” with an increased target price of 130p. It believes the impact of L&G’s capital restructuring in the US will be relatively small compared to the amount of surplus capital the firm has, resulting in the shares initially suffering from some market disappointment. Panmure however sees an improving macro environment for the sector and trading prospects for L&G this year. Share KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars BEST OF THE BROKERS center_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

New managing director at Unity Trust Bank

first_img Advertisement New managing director at Unity Trust Bank Kevin Turmore has been appointed managing director at Unity Trust Bank, which is jointly owned by the trades union movement and the Co-operative Bank.Mr Turmore was formerly Director of Business and Retail Banking and Head of Customer Services and Direct Banking at Bank of Ireland. 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. Tagged with: Recruitment / peoplecenter_img  46 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 August 2005 | Newslast_img read more

CAFOD announces new Director of Communities and Supporters

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 October 2007 | News Tagged with: Recruitment / people 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. CAFOD announces new Director of Communities and Supporters AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis International aid agency CAFOD has announced Tom O’Connor, 41, as their new Director of Communities and Supporters Division.He was previously Head of Communities at CAFOD and has worked for the charity for four and a half years.Tom will be responsible for CAFOD’s extensive work with Catholic communities across England and Wales. His division is responsible for fundraising, education and some aspects of the organisation’s campaigning work. He will also join the corporate leadership team that directs CAFOD. Advertisementlast_img read more

Serbia must account for alleged surveillance of journalists’ emails

first_img June 29, 2020 Find out more SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources This affair, the subject of an outcry in Serbia, recalls one in March 2016, when the newspaper Informer published some of the findings of an investigation into then Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s assets that news website Krik had carried out but had not published In his response, which was picked up by many media outlets, Vulin referred to the opinion piece as having been published in Nedeljnik . However, in reality, Sutanovac’s opinion piece had not been published in Nedeljnik or in any other media outlet. Sutanovac had emailed his opinion piece to Nedeljnik editor-in-chief Veljko Lalic, but Nedeljnik decided not to publish it. Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin / DR The possibility came to light on 16 February when the Serbian news agency TANJUG published a statement issued by defence minister Aleksandar Vulin in response to what was said to be a very critical opinion piece by opposition politician Dragan Sutanovac, a former defence minister. Nedeljnik’s management issued the following statement: “Sutanovac sent his opinion piece on Monday. Lalic, the editor-in-chief, replied to him on Tuesday afternoon that he would not publish it, either in the print edition or on the website. The text of the article therefore remained in the emails of its author and the two journalists.” February 19, 2020 – Updated on February 20, 2020 Serbia must account for alleged surveillance of journalists’ emails RSF_en June 7, 2021 Find out more July 2, 2020 Find out more Sutanovac thereafter told the weekly that he planned to offer his opinion piece to other media outlets. Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage This explanation did not satisfy Nedeljnik, which said: “It is hard to believe that a person working constantly with the media, for example, someone in the defence ministry’s public relations department, would confuse the daily Kurir with the weekly Nedeljnik.” Follow the news on Serbia to go further Help by sharing this information Vulin apologized to Nedeljnik and said he would personally asked the relevant bodies to look into the matter. His staff later said he had confused Nedeljnik with Kurir, a tabloid newspaper that recently published an interview with Sutanovac. Such episodes highlight the Serbian media’s lack of independence and their collusion with certain politicians. Serbia has been falling for years in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index and is ranked 90th out of 180 countries in the 2019 Index. “We are concerned that emails between opposition politicians and independent media outlets are being spied on and intercepted by the government,” RSF editor-in-chief Pauline Adès-Mével said. “We call on the authorities to shed all possible light on this matter.” Receive email alerts News SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Organisation Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors? Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Serbian authorities to investigate thepossibility that the government spied on and intercepted emails between an oppositionpolitician and the independent weekly Nedeljnik. The investigation’s findings must be madepublic, RSF said. There are other big differences. Nedeljnik received a written article while Kurir conducted and interview. And Vulin referred to Sutanovac’s comments about cooperation between Serbia and Russia, which appeared in the unpublished opinion piece but were not mentioned in the interview with Kurir. News Newslast_img read more

President tells missing journalist’s wife no one will be protected in investigation

first_img News April 19, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President tells missing journalist’s wife no one will be protected in investigation RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections to go further Help by sharing this information Video : Osange Kieffer met Prime minister Jeannot Ahoussou_ During their visit to Abidjan from 14 to 17 April, Osange Silou-Kieffer and Ambroise Pierre, head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa Desk, met the Ivoirian president, as well as Prime Minister Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio, who is also minister of justice, and the minister of state, Loma Cissé Matto. They also had talks with the communications minister, Souleymane Coty Diakité, the president of the Bar, Joachim Bile-Aka, and the French and Canadian ambassadors.  They also met the directors-general of the publicly-owned radio and television authority RTI and the state-run newspaper Fraternité Matin, as well as several Ivoirian journalists. The Reporters Without Borders representative also met the secretary-general of the National Press Council, the press regulatory body, and the interior ministry spokeswoman, Nina Bintou Touré.Photo : Ambroise Pierre, Osange Silou-Kieffer and Alassane Ouattara (Stephane Goué) October 29, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire November 27, 2020 Find out more October 16, 2020 Find out more Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts News Osange Silou-Kieffer, the wife of Franco-Canadian journalist Guy-André Kieffer missing in Côte d’Ivoire, received an assurance from President Alassane Ouattara yesterday that no-one would be protected in the investigation into her husband’s disappearance.Visiting Abidjan, the country’s business capital, to mark the eighth anniversary of his disappearance, Silou-Kieffer and a Reporters Without Borders representative met Ouattara to tell him of their concern at the lack of progress in the investigation and to ask Ivoirian leaders for an assurance of their desire to get to the bottom of the case.“I can assure you no-one will be protected,” Ouattara told them at the meeting.A year after the change of government in Côte d’Ivoire, they believe the investigation is not progressing quickly enough and does not have enough resources or political will invested in it.  The journalist’s family and Reporters Without Borders, a registered civil party in the investigation, recognize that a French examining magistrate investigating the case was allowed to work unhindered when he visited Côte d’Ivoire, but they believe more needed to be done and are calling for genuine cooperation between the judicial systems of the two countries.In particular, they want the Ivoirian side to devote resources to the case and conduct its own investigation so that progress can be made between visits by the French magistrate.    In this regard, Silou-Kieffer and Reporters Without Borders called on the authorities to:-       Create a special investigation commission or a joint investigation unit with the French magistrate.-       Resurrect to the joint monitoring committee of the French and Canadian embassies and the Ivoirian justice ministry set up in 2004.-       Ensure that the people mentioned in connection with the case are questioned again in the best possible conditions, so that the truth can be established.Ivoirian authorities have indicated they are in favour of these proposals. The offices of the prime minister and minister of state for justice must work with the president of the Bar and the lawyer for the civil parties in the case, Joachim Bile-Aka, as well as with the French examining magistrate, Patrick Ramaël. Côte d’IvoireAfrica News Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reportslast_img read more

Algeria blocks access to three more news sites

first_imgRSF has confirmed that the following seven online media outlets, at least, were already being  blocked: Organisation Maghreb Emergent and Radio M, news sites owned by the Interface Médias group that began being blocked on 10 April. They were unblocked in October but are completely inaccessible again now. In an attempt to justify the censorship, the authorities have accused them (without any grounds) of receiving foreign funding and defaming the president. Interlignes, a site that covers Algerian politics and business news. Since 19 April, the only way to access it in Algeria is to use a VPN. The authorities have provided no explanation for the blocking. Dzvid, a general news site that support the Hirak protest movement. It has been blocked since 22 April. The authorities have provided no explanation for the blocking. Le Matin d’Algérie, a general news site that has covered the Hirak protests. The authorities have been blocking it since 12 May with giving any explanation. Tout sur l’Algérie, a general news site that has been blocked since June 2019. The authorities have provided no explanation for the blocking. L’Avant-Garde, a general news site that has been blocked at least twice in 2020: first for 20 days starting on 14 May (when the site received no explanation from the authorities) and then for several days beginning on 23 August.  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that the Algerian authorities blocked three more general news websites yesterday, in a move confirming a desire to clamp down on the country’s media. RSF firmly condemns these latest obstacles to press freedom and calls on the government to respect its international obligations. April 29, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information One of the three sites blocked yesterday is the Casbah Tribune, a national news website founded in 2017 by Khaled Drareni, the Algeria correspondent of RSF and the French TV broadcaster TV5 Monde. Jailed since March, Drareni was sentenced in September to two years in prison. News “By blocking three more sites in less than 24 hours, the Algerian authorities are blindly forging ahead with their clampdown on the country’s media,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “The harassment of critical voices keeps on intensifying both online and offline. We urge the Algerian authorities to respect their constitution and international obligations or risk seeing an exodus of journalists.” RSF_en News The Algerian authorities began stepping up pressure on journalists 18 months ago. Yesterday’s decision to block three more sites comes at a time when Algerians are wondering about President Tebboune’s prolonged absence. After receiving treatment for a Covid-19 infection in Germany, Tebboune was reportedly due to return to Algerian “in the coming days.” May 12, 2021 Find out more AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImpunityInternetFreedom of expression Algeria is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, five places lower than in 2019 and 27 lower than in 2015.center_img December 4, 2020 Algeria blocks access to three more news sites Follow the news on Algeria Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria to go further The other two are Tariq News, an Arabic-language website covering political news in Algeria and neighbouring Maghrebi countries, and Twala.info, a site launched in October covering general and business news. All three sites can still be accessed using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). None of the sites has received any message from the communication ministry explaining the blocking. Receive email alerts May 18, 2021 Find out more News Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation News Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImpunityInternetFreedom of expression These three sites have joined the list of independent sites which the Algerian authorities have been blocking since Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s election as president in late 2019 although Tebboune promised to reinforce fundamental freedoms, including the freedom to inform. last_img read more

Suspected carjacker leads police on chase before driving off cliff into ocean

first_imgSanta Cruz Police DepartmentBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(SANTA CRUZ, Calif.) — A man has been arrested — and is lucky to be alive — after leading police on a chase at speeds of more than 100 mph that ended up with him driving off a cliff and into the Pacific Ocean.The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on June 30 near Santa Cruz, California, when authorities were responding to reports of a man shooting a handgun in the air near Davenport, California, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.Authorities say that not long after the initial incident, the same individual was suspected of carjacking a vehicle in the area and proceeded to flee the scene but when deputies located the vehicle and attempted to stop the car, the suspect fled.“The suspect continued driving South towards the city of Santa Cruz reaching over 100 miles per hour, refusing to pull over,” said the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office in a statement on social media. “The suspect continued into the city of Santa Cruz down Mission Street where deputies terminated the pursuit for the safety of the community.”The Santa Cruz Police Department located the vehicle shortly after when the suspect was involved in a solo vehicle traffic collision and ended up flying off of a cliff and into the Pacific Ocean.Authorities say that the suspect was able to climb out of the vehicle and wade onto shore and up the rocky shoreline where deputies were able to take the suspect, who miraculously suffered no injuries in the accident, into custody without further incident.Said the Santa Cruz Police Department in their own statement: “Thank you to all the involved Santa Cruz County agencies for helping out and keeping the community safe, and especially the SCFD & county wide rescue swimmers for deploying on a moment’s notice.”The unnamed suspect is now awaiting charges in the incident as the investigation continues. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The annual cycle of planktonic ciliates in nearshore waters at Signy Island, Antarctica

first_imgThe abundance and biomass of marine planktonic ciliates in Borge Bay, Signy Island, were determined at monthly intervals between April 1990 and June 1991. At least 24 different ciliate taxa were recorded from samples preserved in Lugol’s iodine, including the tintinnids Codonellopsis balechi, Cymalocylis convallaria, Laackmaniella naviculaefera and Salpingella sp., and the aloricate taxa Didinium sp. and Mesodinium rubrum. Ciliate abundance and biomass exhibited a clear seasonal cycle with high values during the austral summer and low values in the austral winter. Abundance ranged from 0.3 × 103l−1 in September to 2.3 × 103l−1 in January, while biomass ranged from 0.5 μg C l−1 in October to 12.6 μg C l−1 in December. Small ciliates dominated abundance throughout the year, and biomass during winter. Larger ciliates contributed most to biomass during summer. Aloricate ciliates were common throughout the year, while tintinnids contributed substantially to abundance and biomass only during summer. Salpingella sp. was the commonest tintinnid, but C.convallaria contributed most to tintinnid biomass. The seasonal pattern of ciliate abundance and biomass matched that of chlorophyll a concentration and bacterial biomass, suggesting tight trophic coupling between ciliates and other components of the pelagic microbial community.last_img read more

Gov. Holcomb signs new executive order extending temporary licensing of healthcare workers

first_img WhatsApp Gov. Holcomb signs new executive order extending temporary licensing of healthcare workers Pinterest By 95.3 MNC – December 24, 2020 1 298 Facebook Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Governor Eric Holcomb) Governor Eric Holcomb has signed Executive Order 20-51 to renew certain directives issued in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.EO 20-51 extends temporary licensing of healthcare workers for 90 days, allowing individuals who are not currently licensed to practice in Indiana to have a temporary license. This order applies to retired healthcare professionals, certain healthcare students and out-of-state healthcare professionals.Professionals who are granted a temporary license to provide healthcare services in the state in response to this public health emergency must register with the Professional Licensing Agency via their website at www.in.gov/pla.The order also allows properly trained individuals, such as certain paramedics and EMTs and members of the National Guard, to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Medical assistants can also administer the vaccine under the supervision of a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse or registered nurse.In response to the high volume of unemployment claims, the order continues the suspension of certain requirements to expedite the hiring and training of temporary workers to more quickly resolve unemployment issues.Click here to see the executive order: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm Twitter Google+ Twitter Pinterest Previous articleBBB: Hoosiers among thousands with complaints against Texas gift card resellerNext articleUSPS asking residents to clear path, mailboxes from snow and ice 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Facebooklast_img read more

Press release: UK Commonwealth Minister visits Scotland ahead of April’s summit

first_img Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Email [email protected] The UK’s Minister for the Commonwealth has visited Edinburgh today (Tuesday 6 March) to explore the historical and present-day links between Scotland and other Commonwealth nations ahead of the Commonwealth Summit.Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister of State Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon met students from Kelvin College, Glasgow and heard about their textile design project, run in collaboration with students at a women’s community college in Guntur, India. The project centred around the history of the famous Paisley Pattern, which originated in India, and culminated in joint fashion shows in both Paisley and Guntur.Lord Ahmad visited the Scottish Youth Parliament to meet young people active in their communities, including individuals who will attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum during the summit. They discussed issues facing young people in Scotland, and how the summit can best capture the voices and interests of young people across the world.He also attended a lunch with diaspora members and faith representatives to hear about how different communities will be involved with the Summit and to uncover more about the international relationships that act as living bridges between Scotland and other Commonwealth countries today.In April, the UK will host the annual Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting with world leaders travelling in to take part in a week-long programme of activities.Lord Ahmad said: Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Media enquiries My father arrived in Glasgow from the Indian subcontinent in the 1950s and made a home in the UK. For this and many other reasons, Scotland, and its Commonwealth ties, is very important to me. The Commonwealth is a unique family of nations and its members account for two and a half billion people. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April will focus on young people as we strive to meet the aspirations of the one billion people in Commonwealth countries under the age of 25. I want to see Scotland, especially its young people, involved in shaping decisions that affect their future. I am incredibly confident in the future of the Commonwealth and the role Scotland has to play in it. Follow Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on Twitter @tariqahmadbt For journalists Lord Ahmad met Fiona Hyslop, the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, to discuss the key role that the Scottish Government has in the run up to the Commonwealth Summit, including through hosting Commonwealth ‘Big Lunches’ and engaging young people.Further informationlast_img read more