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RBS transfers Chinese retail arm to Asian bank

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first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndo Share Wednesday 15 December 2010 8:15 pm ROYAL Bank of Scotland (RBS) continued its divestment plan yesterday by winding down its retail and commercial operations in Chinese cities.RBS will tranfer its 25,000-strong customer base, business portfolios and employees in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen, to Singapore-based bank DBS China. The agreement will take six months and involves no cash deal, transfer of outlets or business licences. RBS will now focus on developing its wholesale and investment banking businesses in the country. “RBS remains strongly committed to the long term development of its business in China,” its statement said. The deal is the latest non-core asset divestment following its restructuring in the financial crisis. whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org RBS transfers Chinese retail arm to Asian bank Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) 2005 Annual Report

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first_imgSBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileSBM Holdings Limited is licenced as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius and provides personal banking products and services, including savings accounts and term deposits; home, personal, educational loans, auto lease for cars and prepaid, debit, and credit cards. The bank also provides corporate and institutional banking products and services comprising working capital finance and project finance, as well as finance for the acquisition and installation of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment. SBM Holdings Limited together with its subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar and India, is known as SBM Group. SBM Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) HY2019 Interim Report

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first_imgSwan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSwan General Limited offers insurance services, including personal and corporate insurance. The company provides services that include life, car, home, health, travel, boat, property and liability, financial lines, motor fleet, marine, and keyman and partnership insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. Swan General Limited also provides loans; education, retirement, and investment plans; wealth management and securities trading services; and pension and actuarial services, pension administration, and investment advisory services. Life, casualty, and property are the segments through which the company conducts its business and is based in Mauritius. Swan General Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

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Arrival achieves impressive IPO share price! SPAC speculation or prime equity?

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first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kirsteen Mackay | Monday, 29th March, 2021 | More on: ARVL Arrival achieves impressive IPO share price! SPAC speculation or prime equity? FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Kirsteen owns shares of Amazon. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and Walt Disney and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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. Arrival (NASDAQ:ARVL) is a British vehicle company developing electric commercial vehicles. Its electric passenger bus has generated considerable buzz, with electric vans planned for next year. The company just listed on the New York NASDAQ stock exchange. It launched via special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) CIIG Merger Corp. So, is this a good long-term investing opportunity?Arrival share price outlookArrival started trading on 25 March at $22 per share. It raised around $660m at IPO, valuing the company at approximately $13.6bn (£9.5bn). This is a very impressive debut. The company is operating when the push for electrification has never been greater. But could it be benefiting from hype more than belief?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…It has major ambitions, with a target of $1bn in revenues next year and $14bn by 2024. It hopes to become profitable in 2023. However, I think it’s going to have its work cut out to fend off competition and meet those high targets. Amazon has already ordered 100k electric vans from Arrival’s competitor Rivian and Ford intends to release an electric transit van in 2023.Innovative approach to electrificationThe thing that sets Arrival apart from rivals in this highly saturated market is its innovative approach to manufacturing. The six-year-old company plans rapidly scalable micro-factories. They’ll be situated close to high demand areas and cost between $45m to $50m to set up. Arrival hopes to have 31 micro-factories in production by 2024. Each micro-factory should be capable of producing 10,000 vans or 1,000 electric buses annually.This should ensure low capital expenditure with the company’s investor information citing lower capex than for established vehicle operations producing similar numbers.The plan is to make these electric vehicles competitively priced against traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. And the company intends to mass produce its first electric bus before the end of 2021. United Parcel Service (UPS) has already placed an order for 10,000 vans with the option for 10,000 more.Impressive backingArrival is financially backed by BlackRock, Kia and Hyundai. And the company has some impressive leaders on its board. For instance, Chairman Peter Cuneo previously took Marvel Comics through a 10-year transformation that led to its acquisition by Disney for $4bn in 2009. Plus, its global board of directors includes Tawni Nazario-Cranz, a venture capitalist at SignalFire and Rex Tibbens, the CEO of $4bn company Frontdoor.SPACs became a popular IPO launchpad in 2020, and the trend continues. For the company, it’s easier than a traditional IPO, but often results in the founders giving away more equity than they would otherwise. There’s also concern that SPAC launches have become hyped with speculation, pushing share prices too high, only for them to crash back down. Time will tell if that’s the case with Arrival. The company will rely on lithium-ion battery cells from South Korea’s LG Energy Solution. But an industry-wide shortage of the raw materials required to manufacture lithium-ion batteries may lead to inflated prices.The green revolution is raising investor interest in this area and with governments pushing for electrification it’s an exciting area to invest in. Nevertheless, the electric vehicle market is fierce and I think that only a few will thrive long term. Arrival is showing innovative determination and an impressive boardroom line-up, but competition is rife and costs are high. This makes me nervous and I’m not tempted to buy shares in it. 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. 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The Apopka news year in review: City Council votes to modify…

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first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply to ban anything that is LEGAL is a miscarriage of justice and any politician that does this NEEDS to be removed from office…BANS in a FREE country are Unconstitutional and should be ….’BANNED’…… no pun intended….imho December 31, 2017 at 11:30 am Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply January 1, 2018 at 1:09 am Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of 24 articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2017 that were among the most noteworthy. We will post all of them from December 26th through December 31st. Then on Monday, January 1st we will poll our readers and let them decide which is Apopka’s biggest story of 2017.Story #24: 5-0 vote sends Ordinance 2388 back to the drawing boardFirst published on December 22nd, 2017 OpinionBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceAt its Wednesday meeting, The Apopka City Council voted unanimously to modify Ordinance 2388 – which banned the sale of medical marijuana in Apopka.That is the takeaway, but how they arrived at that result is the true story…* * *It was 6:30 PM. 30 minutes before the beginning of the Apopka City Council meeting, and dozens of people were present in the chamber, and in the parking lot at City Hall.“This is going to be a long night,” I said to my colleague sitting at the media table.“Yeah I’m guessing 10 PM,” he replied.“I’ll take 10:30 as the over/under,” I said back to him, hoping his prediction was the winner.And as we spoke, the Council Chamber filled to capacity.On its own, the Council agenda was full. There were three items on the consent agenda, three items on the business agenda, and 10 items on the public hearings/ordinances/resolutions agenda, including the second reading on an alcoholic beverages ordinance that was bound to be debated for a long period of time.It was going to be a long meeting.But the primary reason Council Chambers was a full house was because of Commissioner Kyle Becker’s request to discuss policy revisions on Ordinance 2388 concerning medical marijuana.Speakers from all over the state shared their experiences. They came from Gainesville, New Port Richey, Bushnell, Lake Mary and Pasco County to explain to the Council how medical marijuana had, in many cases, given them their lives back. In total, 14 spoke in favor of medical marijuana, while four speakers were against it. Mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, brothers and sisters, veterans and Apopkans all got up and told their story with a common theme of how medical cannabis saved their lives or eased their pain.It was a moving presentation that gave the City Council a lot to think about.Becker, Commissioner Doug Bankson, and Mayor Joe Kilsheimer had the most to say once the issue was given back to the Council. Becker opened with his presentation that seemed to gain purpose after hearing those 18 people speak.“I’m pretty passionate about the compassionate use of medical marijuana,” he said. That does not mean I’m compassionate about crime. I do realize there are people who will take advantage of anything. But by a show of hands how many people have been personally affected, or have a family member or close friend who suffers from cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Krohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease,  or multiple sclerosis? Quite a few. By the same show of hands how many people have been convicted of strong-arm robbery, burglary of a dwelling, how many people have taken advantage of someone in a criminal manner? Not many. And so for us to sit up here and make a policy decision based on the lowest common denominator of our society is not helping.”Becker went on to focus on the credibility of the dispensaries, and ask for a revision to the current ordinances that do not allow medical marijuana in Apopka.“The fact of the matter is that these are very legitimate longterm businesses that are not going to jeopardize their business by transacting in something that is not safe. The product they sell is legal, and obviously a major health benefit to the people that use it. So what I recommend to this Council is that we revoke the ban and that we entertain good sound legislation and policy for the residents of Apopka – 71% of whom overwhelmingly voted to support this product so that they can have readily available access to it.”Bankson was the most verbal about his apprehension to welcoming medical marijuana into Apopka, but he too left the door open after hearing those stirring accounts.“Everyone has heartfelt feeling and emotion behind this, and the only way we can rationally deal with this is to diffuse the emotion and look at the heart of the issue. The problem is there is a ditch on both sides of the road. And there’s no question that this is not a debate about the benefits of cannabis. But there are experts who are cautioning us about some of the other things. Here is my perspective – there is a ditch on both sides of the road. You have some saying you can’t fall into this side of the ditch – true. The other things – and this is the thing that angers me – sincere people are being used for what’s coming next and that concerns me. All you have to do is google Mr. Morgan’s rant that says we’re going to get this (marijuana) for recreational use. But all medications have pros and cons… and when you’re suffering severely it’s worth trading these things to get relief. I understand that. It was stated that one or two dispensaries would be a godsend. That’s my issue. Just because Orange County voted yes is not reason enough for me to say ‘let’s open the floodgates.’ I would feel more comfortable if we had a zoning measure similar to what we had before we were put in this situation to make us look like the bad guys. You’d have to be heartless not to care about these people. But we do have a responsibility to both ditches, and the danger is what has happened in the eight states (that legalized marijuana both recreationally and for medical purposes). Florida is more restrictive, but they are using this as a springboard, they have openly stated this. The question is are we opening a door that we may regret? How can we fulfill what everyone wants… and doesn’t want? As an elected official I do feel that responsibility and knowing there’s a huge lobby all across the US to try and make it (marijuana) for recreational use.”Despite his reservations, he too was open to Becker’s proposal.“So what can we do with this? If we can deal with the zoning… what can we do to keep it for the pure purposes and get it to those who sincerely need the help? So I am open to addressing this as a zoning matter as long as we don’t open the door to another ditch.”Kilsheimer reminded the Council of what circumstances created the ban in the first place. However, those circumstances changed after a surprising vote by Orange County.“We’ve got to keep this simple, and for me, this has always been a zoning issue,” he said. “And the reason it’s a zoning issue is that you get one choice – ban or don’t ban. My sole objection prior to us considering the ban a few weeks ago was supposedly all of the jurisdictions around us were going to ban it, and if we didn’t we would wind up with all the dispensaries. Well, that went out the window when Orange County voted to allow dispensaries. As it stands today, we’re going to have it on our doorstep whether we take action or not. It’s a zoning issue. Therefore it makes no sense for Apopka to continue to keep banning medical marijuana dispensaries.”The discussion went back and forth between Council and City Attorney Cliff Shepard until a resolution was found, at which point Kilsheimer asked Becker to make a motion:“I would move that we instruct staff to make revisions to Ordinance 2388 to allow for medical marijuana treatment centers in the city of Apopka, which marches us towards the eventual revocation of Ordinance 2582 which bans medical marijuana treatment centers within the city of Apopka,” Becker said, and then watched as his motion carried 5-0 to the applause of a still large crowd.* * *So it was an emotional, passionate, sometimes adversarial evening. It’s not too often that emotional presentations win the day with the City Council, or with me for that matter, but win the day they did.I went into this meeting indifferent to the issue… actually more interested in how Medical Marijuana might affect the coming Apopka elections. But in all sincerity, I left happy that those Apopkans that need medical marijuana might be given easier access to it.It was also good to see the Council, who only a few weeks ago voted 4-1 to ban medical marijuana, reverse its course when circumstances merited a change in direction. They worked through their diverse opinions on a volatile subject and made a good faith effort to do what was best for some of its most vulnerable residents.Oh, and by the way, the meeting ended at 10:27 PM… just as the journalists predicted.Merry Christmas Apopka, and Merry Christmas to the City Council. You had a good night too. TAGSAmendment 2Apopka City CouncilCommissioner Kyle BeckerMedical Marijuana Previous articleThe Apopka news year in review: City Council passes ordinance to relax alcohol restrictionsNext articleThe first resolution for 2018: Volunteer Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 center_img d Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 The Apopka news year in review: City Council votes to modify medical marijuana ban – C4 FL Reply 2 COMMENTS […] The Apopka news year in review: City Council votes to modify medical marijuana ban  The Apopka VoiceFull coverage […] Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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South Africa crush USA as Habana equals Lomu’s RWC tries record

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first_imgThursday Oct 8, 2015 South Africa crush USA as Habana equals Lomu’s RWC tries record Bryan Habana scored a hat-trick of tries as the Springboks secured pole position in Pool B with a 64-0 thumping of the USA at the Olympic Stadium. Habana’s three tries brought him level with Jonah Lomu as the top try scorers ever at Rugby World Cups.The hat-trick, which was almost four tries but for a fumble over the line, also brings Habana equal with David Campese at second place on the all time highest Test try scorers list, with 64. The only person above them is Japan’s Daisuke Ohata, who scored 69 tries in total.South Africa’s first half performance was a bit scrappy as balls were dropped and opportunities missed. They led 14-0 at the break but kicked into gear in the second, going on to score ten tries in total as the USA became the first side to not score a point in a match at this year’s tournament.Following South Africa’s shock defeat to Japan in the opening round, coach Heyneke Meyer chose not to take anyone for granted, so picked a strong side to face the Eagles. This win, combined with convincing wins over Samoa (46-6) and Scotland (34-16), will give the Boks some good momentum going into a quarter final against either Wales or Australia.“We are really happy with our defence as we have only conceded one try in our last three games,” said coach Meyer. “But we’ve achieved nothing yet and we have to keep our feet on the ground – we will now take a break for a few days before regrouping and getting ready for what will be a very tough quarter-final against either Wales or Australia.”Meyer praised Habana for his performance and equalling Lomu’s record: “Bryan would be the first to admit it’s not about the individual, but the team. He’s has always played well for me and always comes through in the big games. “When we really needed him in the last two or three weeks, Bryan delivered his best. I am so proud of him not just as a rugby player but as a human being as well. He is a great ambassador for South Africa,” Meyer added.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup , Springboks Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

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Golpe en Brasil enfrentado por el pueblo en las calles

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first_imgEn la mañana del jueves 12 de mayo, el Senado brasileño afirmó la decisión de comenzar un juicio de impeachment contra la presidenta Dilma Rousseff. Esta larga sesión, comenzada el día anterior, en la que cada miembro del senado tenía 15 minutos para declarar sobre el juicio, fue una demostración del poder de la clase oligarca brasileña alineada al imperialismo estadounidense para imponer un plan totalmente neoliberal que haga retroceder cualquier avance logrado que haya beneficiado al pueblo pobre.Los argumentos lógicos de senadoras/es y del mismo abogado de la presidenta que rechazaron el juicio, basados en hechos que mostraban sin lugar a dudas la ilegitimidad de los cargos de corrupción y la falta de pruebas contra Rousseff, de nada valieron.Como dijo Vanessa Graziottin, senadora por el Partido Comunista de Brasil (PcdoB) “no es un proceso de impeachment. Es un golpe para cambiar el proyecto político-económico de la nación”. (Telesurtv)Ya la decisión estaba tomada de antemano; quienes votaron por el juicio se basaban en la crítica situación de la economía del país y la necesidad de avanzar políticas en beneficio de la inversión privada y no del pueblo.Aprobado el juicio con una mayoría de 55 votos a favor y 22 en contra, Rousseff fue removida de su cargo por hasta 180 días y el vicepresidente Michel Temer, del derechista Partido del Movimiento Democrático Brasileño (PMDB), fue nombrado presidente interino.  El juicio comenzará a mediados de mayo.Mientras tanto Temer, contra quien también pesa una posibilidad de impeachment por la Corte Suprema, y quien según la agencia de encuestas Datafolha, solo un 2 por ciento de la población votaría por él en unas elecciones presidenciales.No es de extrañar entonces que se haya optado por un cambio bajo un golpe congresional, ya que no se ganaría por métodos electorales. Es interesante un artículo del Wall Street Journal (WSJ) de septiembre de 2015 que decía: “El Partido del Movimiento Democrático Brasileño se convirtió en una de las fuerzas políticas más poderosas de la nación mediante la adopción de una estrategia inusual: en vez de buscar la Presidencia, durante mucho tiempo ha funcionado como hacedor de reyes de Brasil, negociar su apoyo al partido gobernante a cambio de clientelismo e influencia”.Pese a ser parte del gabinete de Rousseff , la tendencia al neoliberalismo y la crítica a los gobiernos de Lula y ahora de Rousseff, se han documentado anteriormente. En un reciente artículo en La Jornada de México del 14 de mayo titulado ‘Michel Temer fue informante de la CIA en 2006, asegura Wikileaks’, “Temer criticaba a Lula por su “visión estrecha” y el “acento excesivo en los programas sociales que no promueven el crecimiento o el desarrollo económico”.Ahora, el PMDB a través de Temer no ha perdido tiempo en presentar su gabinete y programa neoliberal al que el sector empresarial, tanto el brasileño como el transnacional, acogen con beneplácito. Según un artículo del WSJ en español del 12 de mayo titulado ‘El sector empresarial le da la bienvenida al cambio en Brasil’ menciona que “La reacción inicial en el mercado de divisas de Brasil fue positivo. El real subía 1 por ciento. …”.Receta neoliberalSu programa neoliberal, llamado ‘Un Puente para el Futuro’, y develado ya en octubre de 2015, es una verdadera transferencia de bienes del pueblo hacia manos privadas y compañías transnacionales. En el documento de 19 páginas se establece la “evaluación” de varios programas de protección social establecidos durante los gobiernos de Lula da Silva y de Rousseff que ayudaron a elevar el nivel de vida de miles de brasileiros, como el de viviendas (Mi Casa Mi Vida), de indemnizaciones cuando termine un contrato de empleo, de subsidios en educación para estudiantes pobres y negras/os, de inversión en salud, y reducirá la ayuda social solo para el 10 por ciento más pobre. (tinyurl.com/h6zhztq)Respecto a los derechos laborales, busca el aumento de la edad de jubilación y altera provisiones que garantizan el salario mínimo. Atenta privatizar la Petrobras, reformar el sistema de jubilaciones, etc.Para lograr esto, ha nombrado un gabinete de 22 ministros, eliminando a su vez, a varios ministerios como los de Cultura, Desarrollo Agrícola, Ciencia y Tecnología, de la Mujer, de la Equidad Racial y de los Derechos Humanos.Ya anteriormente João Pedro Stédile, coordinador del Movimiento de los Trabajadores Rurales Sin Tierra (MST) había declarado … –”Un gobierno de Temer sería totalmente alineado a los intereses norteamericanos. … centrándonos en Estados Unidos creo que lo más grave es que están aplicando una política para que sus empresas dominen nuestra economía. El modus operandi norteamericano consiste en aliarse con parlamentarios brasileños para lograr esa dominación. Esto pasó con la petrolera Chevron, que a través del senador José Serra, del Partido de la Socialdemocracia Brasileña, está impulsando la modificación de la ley petrolera para avanzar hacia la privatización de los recursos en aguas ultraprofundas, en la zona de pre-sal”. (pagina12.com.ar)Gabinete derechista, sexista y racistaEn el país con la mayor población negra fuera del África, ha sido una verdadera bofetada contra esa población, contra las mujeres y contra las poblaciones indígenas y LGBT el gabinete Temer compuesto solo de hombres blancos con intereses empresariales.Por cierto, siete de los nuevos ministros están bajo investigación sobre el caso Lava Jato de corrupción y fraude a la Petrobras.Para muestra, un botón. Éstos son algunos de los nuevos ministros: Blairo Maggi, ministro de Agricultura, es un millonario terrateniente conocido como el “rey de la soja” a quien activistas ecologistas le atribuyen gran parte de la destrucción de la Amazonía ; Alexandre de Moraes, el ‘pitbull’ de Temer, quien estaba al frente de la policía acusada de los derechos humanos con escuadrones de la muerte en Sao Paulo, está ahora a cargo del ministerio de Justicia; y Marcos Pereira, pastor evangélico es el ministro de industria, luego de que la comunidad científica se rebelara contra la propuesta de ser nominado al ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología. José Serra, cercano a la Chevron, será el ministro de relaciones exteriores.“Ahora, movilización permanente”Sin embargo, incluso desde antes la votación, no ha habido un día en calma en Brasil. El pueblo ha salido a las calles constantemente, formándose alianzas que se manifiestan bajo la consigna de “Fora Temer”.El lunes 9 de mayo, miles de campesinas/os ocuparon una finca relacionada con Temer. Kelli Mafort, dirigente del MST explicó que “la ocupación de esta granja es para denunciar la intervención de la agroindustria en la articulación de golpe (…) y estamos aquí para denunciar los vínculos de Michel Temer con el propietario de la granja, y de su empresa frente a las comisiones ilegales”. (Telesur)Activistas feministas se encadenaron al portón del palacio presidencial protestando por el gabinete de Temer al que calificaron de “racista, sexista, homofóbico y elitista”.Manifestaciones han surgido no solo en Brasilia la capital, sino en Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro y otros lugares. Stedile, en una entrevista para Resumen Latinoamericano el 13 de mayo resumió: “Es el momento de movilizase contra el golpe de estado. Un golpe sin tanques de guerra en las calles, pero igualmente desestabilizante… La presidenta no ha cometido ningún crimen y ha sido apartada del poder ilegalmente. Las organizaciones populares lo tienen claro. La clase obrera lo tiene claro. Los intelectuales, los artistas, la iglesia progresista de base lo tiene claro. Para el MST, para los movimientos reunidos en el Frente Brasil Popular, el gobierno Temer-Cunha no tiene ninguna legitimidad porque nace bajo el signo de la corrupción y del retorno al neoliberalismo. Hemos llevado al presidente del Senado, Renan Calheiros y al presidente del Supremo Tribunal Federal Ricardo Lewandowski el equivalente a tres volúmenes de firmas contra este proceso de impeachment. Mientras tanto, debemos emplear todas las energías posibles porque nos espera un período de muchas luchas y crisis a todos los niveles: política, social, ambiental”.Gobiernos y organizaciones repudian el golpeVarios gobiernos de la región ya se han declarado en contra del golpe. Venezuela retiró a su embajador en Brasilia para una consulta. El Salvador y Nicaragua no reconocen al gobierno de Temer.Los países que componen la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América-Tratado de Comercio de los Pueblos (ALBA-TCP) emitieron un comunicado rechazando el golpe.La Red de Intelectuales y Artistas en Defensa de la Humanidad está haciendo circular una petición a nivel internacional repudiando el golpe ‘La humanidad contra el golpe de Brasil’. Organizaciones cubanas también emitieron una declaración condenatoria.En varios países se han convocado movilizaciones rechazando el golpe y en las redes sociales hay una gran cantidad de mensajes contra el golpe y solidarizándose con el pueblo brasileño en lucha.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Horoscope: January 27, 2021

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first_imgHoroscope: April 29, 2021 Tamia Banks printA baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Cancer until 9:54 p.m., when the Moon enters Leo.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021:Precocious, quick and playful, your talents manifest at an early age. You may have had to grow up too quickly. This year, accepting more responsibilities, hard as it is, assures your success. If single, you sweep others off their feet, but it takes until 2022 to find your true soul mate. If attached, you can play Peter Pan all you want and experience pure bliss. GEMINI is the most fun.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★This winter isn’t the best time for travel. Today brings substance to long-range plans. Goals are more reachable and clearly defined. The company of the very old and the very young cheers and comforts you. Tonight: Friendship spans the generation gap gracefully.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★Pursue writing. Return calls and emails. You’re more cheerful and will be led to important sources of information, enabling you to find answers to burning questions. Ask a blessing on goals you want to accomplish during the year ahead. Tonight: Catch up with a neighbor.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★Today relates strongly to financial matters. Be aware of how current trends and new conditions can impact your earning ability. Resist the temptation to overspend. A relative or business associate affects your financial situation. Tonight: Talk it over with an elderly female family member.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★★Always tender and sensitive, you will feel the need to be protected from career stresses and demanding individuals and, today, harmony returns. Your cherished beliefs are supported, and you create success around your most important goals. Tonight: In wonderment.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★Background research and testing of techniques lead to success. Develop depth of concentration. Being alone will seem more enjoyable. You can create your own bliss or misery with the power of thought. Tonight: Keep a positive state of mind.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★Today makes it easy for you to promote beliefs and causes that are meaningful to you. Team spirit is strong, and you enlist the help of associates in realizing goals. It’s easier to make the right choices. Tonight: Communication with those you care for improves.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Today underscores ambition and the need for accomplishment. Much will be expected of you. You will make plans regarding your career and revamp an existing job or seek a new one. Steady effort and patience lead to success. Tonight: Don’t rely on quick solutions.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★Your acting ability and flamboyance will be expressed in your conversations and emails today. Don’t adhere too closely to old habits and ideas. New information brings a different viewpoint to the fore. Tonight: Don’t resist the new order coming into your life.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★Put spiritual values above the practical today. Ask questions and do research to resolve confusion. Inspirational ideas about your career path can set you apart from the crowd at work. Don’t be upset, though, if others have trouble understanding you. Tonight: Be very honest.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★★oday an existing relationship develops new depths of beauty and tenderness, or you attract a new admirer. There is an end in sight to problems that have demanded your time and attention for the past couple of years. Tonight: Dinner with a loved one.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★Temperature extremes, especially the cold, affect you profoundly. Massage of the lower legs and protective boots or stockings are a must. Your ankle area is especially vulnerable. Observe how you feel today for more insight. Tonight: Health may be in your thoughts.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★A new opportunity for a child makes you happy. Your creative potential is about to unfold even further. It’s a good time to indulge in a bit of risk-taking or competition. Romance has been tinged with old regrets. Tonight: Cupid will smile on you.Born today: Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756), writer Lewis Carroll (1832), actress Bridget Fonda (1964) Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Linkedin Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Linkedin Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ ReddIt Previous articleThe demographics and economics behind hungerNext articleWomen’s basketball falls to No. 9 Baylor Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 + posts Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook ReddIt Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Twitter Horoscope: April 28, 2021last_img read more

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Questionable procedures used to hold freelance journalist for four days

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first_img December 1, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information ChadAfrica RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders today called on the Chadian authorities to shed light on the events that led to Laïssou Bagamala, a freelance contributor to the independent weekly L’Observateur, spending four days in prison – from 2 September until yesterday – as a result of a libel action and apparently in violation of legal procedures.“It seems that people are taking advantage of L’Observateur’s current vulnerability to settle personal scores,” the press freedom organisation said. “With the level of tension prevailing in Chad since July, it is important for the government to ensure strict respect for the law in any conflict between the press and society.”Reporters Without Borders added: “In this case, it seems that a journalist has fallen prey not only to draconian legislation but also to a malfunction of the judicial machinery. We urge the authorities to shed light on an episode that is aggravating the already poor relations between the state and the press, and to impose sanctions if appropriate.”Bagamala was summoned to N’Djamena’s seventh district police station at midday on 2 September in response to a libel complaint brought by a bar owner over a report in issue 338 of L’Observateur about a shopowner involved in a property dispute who maintained that he had been unable to have several court orders in his favour executed. The report accused the bar owner, a court clerk and the appeal court’s second chamber of trying to “choke the poor shopkeeper financially” in order to force him to surrender land he inherited from his father. The shopkeeper was quoted as accusing the court clerk of extorting 50,000 CFA francs (76 euros) from him three times in order to delay a court procedure.After being held at the police station for 24 hours, Bagamala was taken before the state prosecutor and was transferred to N’Djamena prison. Reporters Without Borders was told that, following the justice ministry’s intervention he was released late yesterday pending trial. A local source said senior ministry officials had realised his imprisonment was irregular and that, in particular, the prison administration had not been notified.L’Observateur acting editor Sy Michel Dieudonné said Bagamala’s article prompted several threats against the newspaper and that, out of a desire to shed light on a case that had led to one of his journalists being imprisoned, he has brought a complaint against the court clerk and the deputy prosecutor-general.Four journalists are currently in prison in Chad for press offences. L’Observateur editor Sy Koumbo Singa Gali, the newspaper’s editorial coordinator, Samory Ngaradoumbé, and one of its columnists, Garondé Djarma, are serving prison sentences ranging from three months to four years after being convicted in the past two months of libel and “inciting hate.” Le Temps editor Michaël Didama is serving a six-month sentence on similar charges.A Reporters Without Borders delegation is due to travel to Chad on 20 September for a one-week visit aimed at talking to all those involved in the current crisis and proposing speedy solutions. September 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Questionable procedures used to hold freelance journalist for four days to go further ChadAfrica Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Receive email alertscenter_img Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid October 7, 2020 Find out more Organisation News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more News Reports Follow the news on Chadlast_img read more

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Shrinking REO Inventory Drives Down Cash Sales Share

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first_imgSubscribe Tagged with: Cash Sales Share CoreLogic distressed properties REO properties Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles A continuing decline in distressed inventory nationwide, particularly REO properties, has resulted in an accompanying continuing decline in the percentage of home sales that are all-cash transactions, according to data released Thursday by CoreLogic.At their peak in January 2011, cash sales accounted for nearly half of all residential home sales in the United States (46.5 percent). Since then, that percentage has steadily declined; in August 2015, it was reported at 31.7 percent, less than one-third of all home sales—a decline of more than 3 percentage points from August 2014, when it was 34.9 percent.As has been the historical trend, REO sales made up the largest share of cash transactions at 57.9 percent in August 2015, followed by resales (31.1 percent), short sales (29 percent), and new home sales (15.5 percent). Despite comprising more than half of all cash home sales, REO’s share of all residential home sales remained low in August at 6 percent—about one-quarter off of their peak in January 2011, when they accounted for about 23.9 percent of all home sales. Resales account for about 82 percent of all home sales and have the largest impact on the total cash sales share, according to CoreLogic.”Distressed sales (REO and short sales) typically sell at a price discount, with REO selling at the steeper discount,” CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said. “The discounts are attractive to investors, who can buy with less cash than if the house sold at full/market price, as would generally be the case with a resale or new construction.  Thus, the drop in REO sales is a primary cause of the declining cash share.”Investors typically make up the largest share of all-cash buyers, but their share of all home sales is also declining.“It’s also true that investors are buying a smaller share of all homes, but that may be related to the decline in REO inventory on the for-sale market,” Nothaft said.CoreLogic estimates that if the cash sales share continues its rate of decline experienced in August 2015, it will be back to its “normal” pre-crisis average of 25 percent by the middle of 2017.Despite the consistently declining cash sales share nationwide, the share remains high in some states—in the case of Alabama, the cash sales share was higher than the nationwide January 2011 peak with 47.6 percent in August 2015. Florida (45.2 percent), New York (42.4 percent), West Virginia (39.5 percent), and Missouri (39.5 percent). In some of the nation’s largest metro areas, the cash sales share was more than half: Miami (51.7 percent) had the highest, followed by Philadelphia (51 percent), West Palm Beach (50.8 percent), North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida (48.5 percent), and Fort Lauderdale (47.7 percent). Cash Sales Share CoreLogic distressed properties REO properties 2015-11-19 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Shrinking REO Inventory Drives Down Cash Sales Share About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Shrinking REO Inventory Drives Down Cash Sales Share Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 19, 2015 1,368 Views Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae Forecasts Economic Growth Despite Global Headwinds Next: Senator Bob Menendez Wants Answers From FHFA Director Wattlast_img read more

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