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The tanker is finally facing the right way

first_imgTuesday 8 February 2011 9:06 pm KCS-content 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 ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily 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 ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut The tanker is finally facing the right way WHEN Oswald Grübel came out of retirement in February 2009 to take the helm at UBS, he quickly set himself gruelling targets. The bank would be booking at least SwFr15bn (£9.7bn) in annual profits, he said, at some point between 2012 and 2014. After yesterday’s results, which saw the bank return to the black with a SwFr7.2bn annual profit, such a goal no longer seems laughable, although Grübel still faces a long slog.The fourth quarter was one of slow but sure improvement. Although the bank missed expectations at the bottom line, this was largely due to a raft of one-offs, including SwFr230m of legal fees and a SwFr509m charge related to its own credit.Net new money inflows across its wealth management division improved markedly, standing at SwFr7.1bn in the fourth quarter, compared to an outflow of SwFr56.2bn a year earlier (when fears over the US tax clampdown hit fever pitch). And the investment banking department saw revenues more than double to SwFr910m against SwFr422m in the third quarter, thanks to higher market activity and improved market share. In the fixed income, currencies and commodities business, revenues grew by six per cent to SwFr920m. Although headline investment banking profit looked meagre at SwFr75m, this was the division that took the SwFr509m own credit hit. Taken together, these numbers suggest that a nascent recovery has begun. Think of UBS as a huge army tanker, which was hurtling at high speed in the totally wrong direction when Grübel took the controls. First he had to bring it to a halt, by stopping the firm hemorrhaging client cash in the face of the US tax assault and preceding financial crisis; then he had to turn it around (yesterday’s numbers suggest he has); now he has to rev it up again. That could prove the hardest of all three. whatsappcenter_img whatsapp 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 PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoamautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

GamCare launches tender for CBT software provider

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland GamCare launches tender for CBT software provider Gambling addiction charity GamCare has launched an invitation to tender for companies specialisting in digital cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) solutions as it looks to expand the range of services it offers to those affected by gambling-related issues. Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Bingo Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Strategy Bingo Slots Gambling addiction charity GamCare has launched an invitation to tender for companies specialisting in digital cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) solutions as it looks to expand the range of services it offers to those dealing with problem gambling. GamCare, backed by problem gambling funding body GambleAware, is seeking a partner to supply Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) software that will form part of a new range of end-to-end digital interventions for players.  The charity intends for the service to enhance its existing provisions and allow it to reach more people affected by gambling problems. The new services include digital screening for problem gambling using tools such as Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) and, based on the outcome of the screening process, GamCare will offer intervention modules that can also be used as standalone solutions by GamCare’s Frontline Service Advisers. GamCare intends to provide cCBT for up to 10 sessions per individual, each with a minimum duration of 20 minutes and a maximum duration of one hour. In addition, GamCare will use the data and analytics collected via the software to help monitor individual user characteristics, users’ progress, attrition, outcomes and follow up with participants in the programme. The charity has also noted that the software should be suitable for integration into its other support services. GamCare currently runs the National Gambling HelpLine and NetLine, and also provides a range of face-to-face, online and telephone treatment services based on CBT. “Offering our service users a range of effective and flexible treatment options, including digital interventions to suit them, will mean that we are able to reach more people affected by problem gambling,” GamCare CEO Anna Hemmings explained. Parties interested in the tender have until March 25 submit their bid, as various groups and organisations in the UK move to improve standards and measures for help those with gambling problems. Last week, GambleAware announced details of a new safer gambling campaign, designed to help remove the stigma around gambling addiction and give people more courage to say they need help. Backed by the UK Minister for Sport and Civil Society, the Bet Regret initiative aims to raise awareness of impulsive betting in order to encourage moderation and reduce gambling-related harm across the UK. The UK Gambling Commission is also working on a new strategy to boost its consumer protection efforts and create a safer gambling environment for players. Due for publication in April, the strategy will run from 2019 until 2022. The regulator is running a consultation as part of the project, with both the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) and Senet Group putting forward their proposals on what the strategy should focus on. The RGSB is calling for a compulsory levy for the industry and to treat gambling advertising the same as alcohol and tobacco, while Senet has requested greater clarification on key strategic themes in the strategy.Image: Kanijoman 26th February 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgWilldale Limited (WILD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Willdale Limited (WILD.zw)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileWilldale Limited manufactures and markets a range of clay brick products for the Zimbabwe building and construction sector. Its clay brick range includes face brick, semi-face brick, common brick and paving bricks for walkways, patios, swimming pool surrounds and garden landscaping. The bricks are either manufactured with a rustic, smooth or brushed finish. Willdale Limited has a range which includes economy plaster, special ground solutions and decorative building products which include window sills, faggots and klompies. The company was listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 2003 after a demerger from Mashonaland Holdings Limited and is the only brick company listed on the ZSE. Willdale Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 tips to help you make a million in the stock market crash

first_img The stock market crash may have caused some investors to sell their shares and seek other methods of building wealth.However, while the stock market might remain volatile in the short term, over the long run, equities are unrivalled in their ability to build wealth for investors.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…With that in mind, here are three tips that could help you make the most of the stock market crash and improve your chances of building a seven-figure portfolio.Be greedy when others are fearfulThe stock market can be incredibly volatile at times. While this might be challenging in the short term, buying stocks during market declines may enable you to buy high-quality stocks when they offer wide margins of safety.As such, they could offer even higher returns than the market average over the long run. This may require you to be greedy when other investors are running scared, but history has shown that buying investments in a stock market crash is the best strategy to improve your long-term investment returns.Look past the stock market crashWhile owning stocks in a market crash might seem tough at the time, equities have a solid track record of recovering from their very worst declines.Over the past three-and-half decades, the FTSE 100 has been through many peaks and troughs. On more than two occasions, the index has lost around 50% of its value.Still, despite this performance, the market has managed to outperform many other mainstream assets over the long run. Indeed, it went on to post fresh record highs after those bear markets.Therefore, while the market may face further uncertainty in the short term, there’s a high probability the stock market will follow its long-term path to post new record highs in the coming years.Tax benefitsOne tool investors can use to make the most of the stock market crash is to use a tax-efficient investment account. Accounts such as a Stocks and Shares ISA or a SIPP, provide investors with tax benefits that could reduce the time it takes you to make a million in the market.For example, any money added to a SIPP attracts tax at your marginal tax rate. That’s 20% for basic rate taxpayers. Meanwhile, any income or capital gains earned on assets held inside a SIPP do not attract any further tax liabilities. The same goes for ISA assets.The bottom lineIt isn’t easy to make a million in the stock market, but by using the three tips above, and making the most of the stock market crash, you could improve your chances of hitting this target.Buying high-quality undervalued stocks, or a simple index tracker fund at a low level inside an ISA or SIPP could increase the size of your nest egg, and allow you to retire early, even if the market takes years to recover. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 20th June, 2020 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 3 tips to help you make a million in the stock market crash Rupert Hargreaves 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 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Cracking hit on Munster’s Johne Murphy by Zebre’s Quintin Geldenhuys

first_imgTuesday Sep 17, 2013 Cracking hit on Munster’s Johne Murphy by Zebre’s Quintin Geldenhuys Munster beat Zebre 43-21 in their Pro12 match in Parma on Friday, coming from behind after trailing 18-9 at halftime. Both sides scored some good tries, and there was also this cracking hit, that could be heard from far, to welcome the visitors. Zebre started well and just five minutes into the clash gave the crowd something to cheer about with this solid tackle on Johne Murphy by Italy lock Quintin Geldenhuys.Murphy had passed the ball so the timing might have looked slightly off, but the tackler was committed and according to the referee, it wasn’t a late shot. It was a bit of a mismatch, but we all love seeing a big tackle and this one could be heard nicely through the refs mic.Zebre scored well taken tries through Luciano Orquera and Andrea De Marchi, but Munster came back in the second half and scored through Paddy Butler, Denis Hurley, CJ Stander and Ian Keatley.It will have been a tough pill to swallow for the home side, who were looking for their first win of the competition, and looked well placed at the break before Munster kicked into gear and pulled away.View full match highlights on page two, and a quick clip of the cracking hit belowFull match wrap-up highlights from the official RaboDirect Pro12 channel, including some great triesADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

58 VPO Torresolo / IDOM

first_imgSave this picture!© Aitor Ortiz+ 28 Share Year:  CopyHousing•Leioa, Spain Spain “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785722/58-vpo-torresolo-idom Clipboard 58 VPO Torresolo / IDOMSave this projectSave58 VPO Torresolo / IDOM 58 VPO Torresolo / IDOM ArchDaily Housing Iñaki Garai Zabala, Inés López Taberna, Ricardo Moutinho ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785722/58-vpo-torresolo-idom Clipboardcenter_img Projects Architects: IDOM Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Photographs:  Aitor Ortiz Area:  8170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeIDOMOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLeioaSpainPublished on April 20, 2016Cite: “58 VPO Torresolo / IDOM” 20 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?58 VPO Torresolo 住宅区/ IDOM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 “COPY” Lead Architects: Site Supervision:Iñaki Garai Zabala, Inés López TabernaStructures:INAKMEP:Diego Zarranz SarobeBuilding Physics And Sustainability:Blas BersistainIct Engineering:Mikel FernándezCosts:Agurtzane InsaClient:Construcciones Sukia Eraikuntzak S.AConstruction Company:Construcciones Sukia Eraikuntzak S.ABuilding Engineer:Iker AlkiagaBudget Of Material Execution:3.859.809 eurosCost/M2:472,4 euros/ m2Building Physics:Blas BersistainSustainability:Blas BersistainCity:LeioaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aitor OrtizRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodEGGERLaminatesFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. The 58 subsidized dwellings developed by Sukia are located on the edge of a hillside in the municipality of Leioa, therefore having great visibility in the surroundings. The Masterplan defined a base that would occupy the garages level. This plinth would then support, as if it were a podium, four blocks which, also dictated by the council, would have the same materials as the façade. Two of these blocks make up the development we are dealing with.Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizAgreed upon with Neinor, responsible for the development of the other two blocks that complete the set, the chosen image was to be defined by white bricks for the parapet areas and dark aluminium, nearly black, for the window ones. The appearance of the blocks would be completed by the set of alternating round-shaped projections. This strategy gives these two blocks a certain image of lightness and optimism, far from the typical massive aspect normally offered by house developments, particularly council ones. Additionally, the balconies would offer their users incredible views, granted by the privileged location.Save this picture!PlanThis same formal strategy helped us define both the limit of the development and the entrance to the buildings, which is far from the characteristic entrance hall where a door precisely defines the boundary between the inside and out. As is usual in our projects, in order to define how the building and its immediate urban surroundings would come together, we referred to both the architecture of country houses and their entrance halls and modern architecture. The curved brick walls, the uninterrupted openings and the vegetation follow us through towards the inside in a quest for a fluid relationship without precise limits.Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizTraditional architecture is recovered inside by making the common staircase area the centrepiece, reduced to a minimum in the majority of present-day developments. Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizUndoubtedly, this area is the contribution that makes a difference to the neighbours. It represents the opportunity for them to build a community, by all valued and well regarded, beyond the individual expression of their own flats. It recuperates community values, so scarce today. Despite the great scale of the patio, the materials, the finishes and the lighting were treated as if an interior. It is everybody’s great living room, illuminated with natural light that comes through seven skylights. Save this picture!SectionThe blocks have a ground floor and four more storeys, each one with six dwellings, four of which are three-bedroom flats and two two-bedroom ones. The living rooms of the three-bedroom flats are on the corners, duplicating the possibilities of views and those of the two-bedroom dwellings are located on the façade with the best views of the development. The finishes are the typical ones of subsidized housing: plasterboard walls, laminated oak floors and doors, with some details, such as the skirting boards of the jambs, painted in white which help with the perception of amplitude and luminosity. Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizThe structure is made of reinforced concrete and follows a post and slab system. The curved brick envelope is executed with two special pieces that together with a standard piece form continuous patches over a steel frame which serves as a substructure. Heating services are accounted for by individual boilers but with preheating thanks to an installed solar panel system.Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizAll in all, a building that serves social needs but also, a building committed to the social values that architecture can offer.Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizProject gallerySee allShow lessIngenhoven Architects Reveal Plans for Green Towers in TokyoUnbuilt ProjectCivilization in Perspective: Capturing the World From AboveArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Euzko Gudariak Kalea, 13, 48940 Leioa, Bizkaia, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2015last_img read more

Expandable and increasingly expensive, NATO spreads over Europe

first_imgThe author is an anti-military historian who writes often about the aggressive character of NATO and its role in Italy. These two articles were published July 11 in Il Manifesto and translated by WW managing editor John Catalinotto. At a time when the Democratic Party opposition to the reactionary U.S. president is criticizing him for allegedly disrupting NATO, it is helpful to remind readers that NATO is an instrument for imperialist domination and was used to destroy Yugoslavia and Libya, and wage war in Afghanistan.July 11 — The NATO Summit is taking place today and tomorrow in Brussels, Belgium, at the level of heads of state and government of the 29 member countries. The summit confirms at the highest level the strengthening of the control structure, which is mainly to work against Russia. A new Joint Command for the Atlantic will be constituted, in Norfolk, Va., in the United States, against “the Russian submarines which threaten the lines of maritime communication between United States and Europe,” and a new logistic command, in Ulm, Germany, as a “deterrent” against Russia, with the task of “moving the troops more rapidly through Europe in whatever conflict arises.”By 2020, NATO will have 30 mechanized battalions, 30 air squadrons and 30 combat vessels in Europe, which can be deployed against Russia within 30 days or less. President Trump will thus have stronger cards in his hands at the bilateral summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland. The situation in Europe will depend fundamentally on what the U.S. president determines at the negotiating table.NATO’s reach extends far beyond Europe and the alliance’s own members. It has a number of partners, linked to the alliance by different military cooperation programs. Among the currents that are included in the Euro-Atlantic Partnership are Austria, Finland and Sweden. The Mediterranean partnership includes Israel and Jordan, which have permanent official missions to NATO headquarters in Brussels, plus Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania.The Gulf region includes Kuwait, Qatar and the Emirates, with permanent missions to Brussels, plus Bahrain. NATO also has nine “global partners” in Asia, Oceania and Latin America — Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mongolia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Colombia — some of which “actively contribute to NATO military operations.”NATO — founded in 1949, six years before the Warsaw Pact, formally based on the defensive principle established by Article 5 — has been transformed into an alliance which, based on the “new strategic concept,” commits member countries to “conduct crisis response operations not provided for by Article 5, outside the territory of the Alliance.” According to the new geostrategic concept, NATO has extended to the Afghan mountains, where it has been at war for 15 years.U.S. still runs NATOWhat has not changed, in the mutation of NATO, is the hierarchy within the alliance. It is always the president of the U.S. who appoints the allied supreme commander for Europe, who is always a U.S. general, while the allies simply ratify the choice. The same applies to the other key commands. U.S. supremacy has been strengthened with the enlargement of NATO, since the countries of the East are tied more to Washington than to Brussels.The same Maastricht Treaty of 1992 establishes the subordination of the European Union to NATO, which includes 22 of the 28 countries of the EU (with Great Britain leaving the Union). Article 42 of the treaty states that “the Union shall respect the obligations of certain Member States, which see their common defense realized in NATO, under the North Atlantic Treaty.” And Protocol No. 10 on cooperation established by Article 42 emphasizes that NATO “remains the foundation of defense” of the EU.The Joint Declaration on EU-NATO cooperation, signed yesterday in Brussels on the eve of the summit, confirms this subordination: “NATO will continue to play its unique and essential role as the cornerstone of collective defence for all its allies, and the EU’s efforts will also strengthen NATO.”The Pesco [Permanent Structured Cooperation] and the European Defense Fund, stressed Secretary General Stoltenberg, “are complementary, not alternatives to NATO.” Military mobility is at the core of the EU-NATO cooperation, as enshrined in the Joint Declaration. The “EU-NATO maritime cooperation in the Mediterranean to combat the smuggling of migrants and thus alleviate human suffering” is also important.In this framework, under pressure from the U.S., the European allies and Canada have increased their military spending by $87 billion from 2014. Despite this, President Trump will be slamming his fists at the summit table, accusing the allies of spending less together than the U.S. “All the allies are increasing their military spending,” assures NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg. (defensenews.com, June 7) The number of countries that spend at least 2 percent of their gross national product on military spending has increased from three in 2014 to eight in 2018.Between now and 2024, European allies and Canada are expected to increase their military spending by $266 billion, bringing NATO’s total military spending to over $1 trillion annually. Germany will bring it to an average of $133 million per day in 2019 and plans to increase it by 80 percent by 2024. Italy has undertaken to increase it from the current $82 million a day to around $117 million a day. This is required by what is defined in the government program as “Italy’s special ally.”NATO, super headquarters as expandable as warGreat symbolic importance is given to the fact that [this NATO Summit] is the first summit convened in the new headquarters of the alliance, which has so far cost 1.3 billion euros or $1.5 billion (but the real price, 7 percent of which is borne by Italy, is still to be established): it’s a structure of over 2.5 million square feet, almost double the size of the previous one, where a permanent staff of about 4,000 military and civilians works, equipped with 18 large halls where more than 5,000 meetings are held annually with an average participation of 500 guests per day. The structure, currently made up of eight major wings and four minor wings connected to a long central body, is of a modular type, therefore expandable as NATO continues to expand.In 1990, on the eve of the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, U.S. Secretary of State James Baker assured USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev that “NATO will not extend by a single inch to the East.” (Spiegel online, Nov. 26, 2009) But in 1999, while demolishing the Yugoslav Federation with an air war, NATO included the first three countries of the former Warsaw Pact: Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.Then, in 2004, it extended to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (all formerly part of the USSR); Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia (formerly members of the Warsaw Pact); and Slovenia (formerly part of the Yugoslav Federation). In 2009, it included Albania (once a member of the Warsaw Pact) and Croatia (formerly part of the Yugoslav Federation); in 2017, Montenegro, also part of the Yugoslav Federation.After having expanded in 1999-2017 from 16 to 29 members, NATO leaves “the door open” to other entrances: Ukraine and Georgia, formerly part of the USSR, are waiting to enter; Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia, formerly part of the Yugoslav Federation, are two more possibilities. For this reason, NATO has set up an expandable headquarters.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Soybean Alliance Calls for Candidates for 2020 Board Elections

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 2, 2020 Facebook Twitter Previous articleBayer Welcomes EPA’s Reaffirmation that Glyphosate Is Safe to Use, Not CarcinogenicNext articleBurnin the Bean Episode 23 – Thoughts about Outside Influences on Markets in Recent Weeks Hoosier Ag Today The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) is calling for farmer leaders to join a 24-member board that is responsible for annually investing Indiana’s soybean checkoff funds in programs that benefit biofuels, livestock production, grain marketing, environmental research, new uses, aquaculture programs and more.The ISA Board of Directors represents nearly 24,000 soybean farmers in Indiana who contribute their dollars through the checkoff program, and it manages soybean farmer investments. Applications for the 2020 election are due by Friday, March 6.District 1- One open seat and one seat up for re-electionDistrict 2- Two seats up for re-electionDistrict 3- Two seats up for re-electionDistrict 4- Two seats up for re-electionEach candidate must meet these requirements:Has paid into the federal soybean checkoff within the last two years.Certify ownership or share ownership and risk of loss of soybeansCompletes a director expectation statement and returns it to ISA by March 6, 2020Go online to www.indianasoybean.com/elections to learn more about serving as an ISA director or to download a director expectation statement. For more information, call Hannah Vorsilak, ISA Director of Education & Training, at 317-644-2791. The ISA will distribute election ballots to soybean farmers by mail in June 2020. ISA will announce election results by late July 2020. Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Soybean Alliance Calls for Candidates for 2020 Board Elections Indiana Soybean Alliance Calls for Candidates for 2020 Board Electionslast_img read more

Opposition press resumes publishing

first_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en ————-10.05.2011 – Press in turmoil after Gbagbo fallReporters Without Borders is disturbed by developments in Côte d’Ivoire, where a month after Laurent Gbagbo’s fall, a question mark hangs over press freedom. Newspapers loyal to the deposed leader are failing to appear or are even under occupation by backers of President Alassane Ouattara.”The absence of an opposition press constitutes a major blow to press freedom in Côte d’Ivoire,” the press freedom organization said.“Under these conditions we fear that the reign of a single, orthodox way of thinking is coming into being. The government of Alassane Ouattara raises expectations in the field of respect of liberties. It must satisfy them.”Although some journalists who were under threat have in the end been able to resume work, opposition papers that backed Gbagbo are still not appearing and the offices of the daily Notre Voie, which supports Gbagbo’s Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) party, are even under armed occupation.“We express our disappointment and call on the new authorities to take rapid action to restore a climate of confidence among journalists and above all to allow opposition newspapers to prepare to go on sale again,” Reporters Without Borders said.There is no official obstacle to the appearance of opposition newspapers but the sacking of the editorial offices of the dailies Notre Voie and Le Temps and an arson attack on their printing works have resulted in major damage. Furthermore the editorial offices of Notre Voie have been occupied for some time by troops of the pro-Ouattara Republican Forces of Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI), which are preventing access by journalists. October 29, 2020 Find out more May 23, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition press resumes publishing to go further Côte d’IvoireAfrica News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Reports In a speech to the National Press Council to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, interior and communication minister Hamed Bakayoko made remarks that were worrying for the media. His words appeared to amount to a warning.”Freedom yes, but it has its limits,” he said.“Freedom has a certain boundary. You can no longer talk of freedom when it transcends certain values. People thought there was unlimited impunity. They have to realise that this is no longer possible. You cannot destabilise the social fabric just because you are a journalist.”Bakayoko added: “We are not going to accept that the press drags down Côte d’Ivoire. The press bears a major responsibility in this crisis. Newspapers and journalists wanted to be in the vanguard of politicians, they wanted to go further than the politicians.”Reporters Without Borders further condemns the manner in which the Ivorian press persistently publishes articles singling out certain well-known figures for public hatred.On 10 May the daily Nord-Sud published a picture of the editor of Notre Voie, César Etou, to illustrate an article headlined: “César Etou fans the flames of hatred.” It accused him of having contacted human rights organizations to complain about the lack of respect of the rights of the ex-president’s wife, Simone Gbagbo, and her entourage since their arrest.While awaiting the resumption of broadcasting by state-owned Radio-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI), Reporters Without Borders urges Télévision Côte d’Ivoire (TCI) to act as a public service medium and to stop broadcasting the campaign slogans and songs that Ouattara used when he was a candidate. TCI was created by the Ouattara camp as part of a resistance movement but, now that he is president and it has replaced RTI, it should address all Ivorians.Insofar as broadcasting is still entirely under government control in Côte d’Ivoire, the new authorities should clarify TCI’s exact current status. When it was created in early 2011, it was a pirate station.Reporters Without Borders finally notes that the National Council for Broadcasting Communication (CNCA) has been turned into the High Authority for Broadcasting Communication. Former communication minister Ibrahim Sy Savané’s appointment to head the new body is a promising sign of inclusiveness. Reporters Without Borders hopes his appointment will give an impetus to reforms that will open up broadcasting. “This is an entirely new situation,” Reporters Without Borders said.“In the past the offices of the Patriote, a daily that supports Ouattara, were attacked and badly damaged, but never occupied as is the case today with Notre Voie. We do not understand the behaviour of the FRCI, who are in flagrant violation of the right of the staff of this newspaper to go to their place of work. ” Notre Voie, a daily that supports former President Laurent Gbagbo’s Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), was on sale today in Abidjan for the first time since Gbagbo’s ouster on 11 April. The newspaper’s premises had been ransacked and occupied by soldiers loyal to the new President, Alassane Ouattara, which prevented its journalists from working.Officers from the Press Support and Development Fund (FSDP) last week visited the headquarters of pro-Gbagbo newspapers that were attacked and ransacked during the prolonged post-election crisis. Other pro-Gbagbo newspapers such as Le Temps, Le Nouveau Courrier d’Abidjan, Le Quotidien d’Abidjan and Prestige Mag are expected to resume publishing in the next few days.After President Ouattara took control, Reporters Without Borders voiced concern that the pro-Gbagbo press would be suppressed at the expensive of media diversity. Although Notre Voie was guilty of excesses in the past, Reporters Without Borders regards its reappearance as an encouraging sign of respect for pluralism. Organisation News Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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