Burberry boss plots growth for London

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Sunday 17 April 2011 11:09 pm Burberry boss plots growth for London LUXURY retailer Burberry plans to expand “aggressively” in London, in a bid to improve on what are set to be strong half-year trading figures out tomorrow. Burberry, expected to report on-track underlying sales knocked slightly by a fall in revenues from disaster-hit Japan, is set to ramp up its existing growth plans for London in the coming years.Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts said in an interview at the weekend: “I think it’s time that we aggressively reinvest in London – our real estate footprint and our brand footprint. Last time I looked there was a big thing called the Olympics coming and they are inviting millions of people into the town.”Ahrendts did not put a price tag on the investment, and a spokesperson for Burberry said yesterday the firm is not yet aiming for a specific number of stores or revenue gains. Analysts have pored over Burberry’s outlook since the Japanese quake and tsunami on 11 March, which knocked more than seven per cent off the firm’s share price. The company is expected to reveal some of the impact from Japan in its second-half update tomorrow, though analysts at Deutsche Bank still expect to see 11 per cent organic growth. More than 20 per cent of Burberry’s profits are generated in Japan. Burberry is already set to open a flagship store on Regent Street after buying up shops formerly occupied by LK Bennett and Habitat. The outlet follows Burberry’s new Brit store in Covent Garden, which opened last week. FAST FACTS | BURBERRY● The luxury retailer, which floated in 2002, makes four per cent of its sales and 21 per cent of its profits in Japan● Burberry’s Asian division was its fastest-growing business in 2010 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald whatsappcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wraplast_img read more

I’d buy this top-performing FTSE 100 dividend stock before the next bull market

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Harvey Jones | Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 | More on: AHT Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Harvey Jones Image source: Getty Images. 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. Harvey Jones 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’d buy this top-performing FTSE 100 dividend stock before the next bull market 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. Ashtead Group (LSE: AHT) has jumped more than 8% today as the FTSE 100 dividend stock continues its impressive recovery following the stock market crash. It’s just posted a solid set of fourth-quarter results, and defied the Covid-19 pandemic to maintain its shareholder payout. This gives investors good cause for celebration.But loyal investors have been celebrating for years. The Ashtead share price was the second-best FTSE 100 performer during the decade to December 2019, with a total return of more than 3,000%. I wrote then that it looked like a buy to me. Despite the pandemic, it looks like a buy today as well.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…Although Ashtead is listed on the FTSE 100, this dividend stock generates 90% of its earnings from the US, through its Sunbelt subsidiary. The group rents out general construction equipment, industrial tools, pumps, power generation, scaffolding, and restoration equipment. It’s benefited from the US boom, but punished by the Covid-19 bust.Well-equipped for growthThe Ashtead share price fell more than 40% in March, but has since recovered almost all of its losses. The FTSE 100 dividend stock is renowned for steadily increasing payouts year after year. That run of growth now extends for 15 years, surviving both the financial crisis and the current pandemic.Naturally, the lockdown hit demand for tool hiring. But today, management could still highlight a “resilient performance,” with full-year rental revenue up 8%, and operating profit up 0.9% to £1.2bn. Ashtead also posted record full-year free cash flow of £792m, more than doubling last year’s figure.Chief executive Brendan Horgan is looking forward to a year of “strong cash generation and strengthening our market position.” This persuaded the board to maintain its progressive dividend policy and to recommend a final dividend of 33.5p. It also confirms Ashtead’s position as a top FTSE 100 dividend stock. Sensibly, it will pause acquisitions and share buy-backs for now.I’d buy this FTSE 100 dividend stockThe Ashtead share price may get a further boost from reports that President Donald Trump is planning a $1trn US infrastructure plan, which will inevitably boost demand for its tools.I’m so impressed Ashtead has been able to get through the crisis without making anyone redundant or using Government-backed job retention schemes, either in the UK or Canada. Q4 pre-tax profit inevitably plunged, by 52% to £98m, the first drop since 2011. Just imagine how impressive full-year profits might have been otherwise.What Ashtead needs now is for the US economy to start flying again. That may happen as monetary and fiscal stimulus hits the market. So long as we don’t get a second wave of coronavirus.This top FTSE 100 dividend stock has shown it has the strength to withstand a recession, and the muscle to power ahead in a bull run. Ashtead looks like a stock for all market conditions. 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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias proporciona subvención especial por…

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias proporciona subvención especial por aniversario Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [[23 de junio de 2014] La Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias de la Iglesia Episcopal proporcionando subvenciones “fondos iniciativos” especiales de $ 12.500 a un obispo en cada una de las nueve provincias de la Iglesia y a la Obispa Presidente, por un total de $ 125.000.Parte de la celebración del 125 aniversario de la Ofrenda Unida de Gracias, son estas extraordinarias subvenciones especiales por el  aniversario que están destinadas a ser utilizadas para un proyecto en cada provincia que reflejará la Cuarta Marca de la Misión Anglicana: Procurar la transformación de las estructuras sociales injustas; retar todo tipo de violencia y buscar la paz y reconciliación.Este proyecto debe ser completado el 1 de mayo de 2015.  Las subvenciones que se seleccionan se expondrán en la 78 ª Convención General en Salt Lake City, UT en Junio / julio del 2015.Las solicitudes están disponibles ahora; la fecha límite para inscribirse es el 1 de agosto Las solicitudes están disponibles aquí www.episcopalchurch.org/utoPara obtener más información comuníquese con la Rda. Heather Melton, coordinadora de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias, [email protected] mundialmente como UTO, las subvenciones de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias son otorgadas para proyectos que aborden las necesidades humanas y ayuden a aliviar la pobreza, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional.UTO: www.episcopalchurch.org/uto Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Jun 26, 2014 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

On This Day: Hurricane Andrew pounds Bahamas

first_imgOn This Day in History, August 22nd, 1992 Hurricane Andrew hits the Bahamas on this day in 1992. There and in South Florida, where it arrived two days later, the storm was responsible for the deaths of 26 people and an estimated $35 billion in property damage. Hurricane Andrew was so concentrated that it resembled a tornado in its effects.On August 15, Andrew formed near Cape Verde in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. It then moved west, attaining hurricane status about 800 miles east of Miami. It was a Category 4 storm when it hit Eleutherea Island in the Bahamas, causing a 23-foot storm surge that devastated nearby Current Island. Andrew then moved due west toward Florida. With a very small diameter, it covered distances faster than most hurricanes. South Florida is vulnerable to hurricanes–as well as being in the likely path of many storms, it is only about 20 feet above sea level.In the early morning of August 24, Andrew came ashore at Florida City, about 20 miles south of Miami. It had winds of 140 mph with gusts up to 212 mph. Rain was not a big factor in the storm, since it was moving very quickly and had a relatively compact punch, but it was still incredibly destructive. In Kendall and Homestead, Andrew uprooted every tree and destroyed 90 percent of the towns’ homes. The Homestead Air Base was also demolished and all of Dade County lost its electricity. There were reports of trucks being thrown through the air and steel beams flying 150 feet. The 210-ton freighter Seaward Explorer lost its anchor and was carried over the entire landmass of Elliot Key.In all, 25,000 homes, 8,000 businesses and 15,000 boats were lost to Hurricane Andrew. Even zoo animals were killed or pushed out of their homes. There was extensive reef damage and approximately $1 billion worth of crop losses. It took only 4 hours for Andrew to clear Florida and reach the Gulf of Mexico. Once there, it continued on to Louisiana, but, by that time, had lost considerable strength. Still, it spawned several tornadoes and retained hurricane status until August 26, when it was downgraded to a tropical storm.For more information on this day in history, go here. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here TAGSHistory ChannelHurricane Andrew Previous articleAPD Chief McKinley meets Dirty HarryNext articleSummer Olympics Medal Count Update – Final Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

The Beast’s power saves Anton Bresler from disaster, twice

first_imgTuesday May 29, 2012 The Beast’s power saves Anton Bresler from disaster, twice Beast Mtawarira showed where he gets his name from on Saturday as he saved Anton Bresler from hitting the turf not once, but twice. It’s not the first time he’s done it either, as he did the same thing with Keegan Daniel last year. Since the weekend a video of this has gone seriously viral. It was picked up by sports websites around the world, including the US, and has racked up some high viewership numbers.What that particular clip failed to show is that the Springbok prop actually did this twice in ten minutes, bringing a whole new meaning to the term Beast mode.The second time wasn’t quite as eyecatching, but it was another example of his phenomenal strength, lifting a holding a man his bodyweight behind his back by the shorts.How those things didn’t rip, we’ll never know.Sharks lock Ross Skeate, who incidentally is moving to France to join Agen, told us that while other props have been known to do the same thing from time to time, Beast’s incredible strength allows the jumpers to reach even further, which in this case resulted in some spectacular play.We’re still waiting to receive the footage of Victor Matfield and Rob Kempson having a go at it.Watch the Keegan Daniel save, including some great pics, hereADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes 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

Enthuse launches solutions range for large-scale fundraising campaigns

first_imgEnthuse launches solutions range for large-scale fundraising campaigns Tagged with: Digital Technology Charities choose a template, and Enthuse then builds the custom branded pages for them. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  307 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Holly Matthews, Senior Events Development Manager for Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said: Microsites offers single or multi-page templates specifically designed for charity campaigns, as well as customisation and gamification widgets including leaderboards, live streaming, custom fonts and footers. White label fundraising provides custom headers, footers, fonts and brand colours to align fundraising and marketing activities.  The white label events offering gives charities full sign up flow with ticketing and merchandising options, together with the ability for charities to integrate registration forms anywhere on their site. It also provides advanced design customisation and data capture to let charities build registration flows that work best for their supporters. Custom virtual journeys include branded map-based challenges integrated with Google Maps to build any itinerary a charity wants to run. The product also offers Strava integration, interactive maps, team leaderboards and personalised milestone emails.  “For charities looking to launch large fundraising campaigns quickly, our new Enthuse+ solutions gives them everything they need to get ideas out of Zoom calls and up and running with supporters, all under their own brand. Our most recent research showed that 78% of donors giving directly to a charity can remember the name of the organisation compared to only 63% using consumer giving platforms. This is a really critical difference for charities looking to build long term relationships with supporters. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img “We can now offer charities a full range of premium digital fundraising solutions, with appeal pages for rapid turnaround appeals, microsites for annual content led campaigns, and virtual map based challenges to capture the imagination and drive supporter acquisition. These come on the back of the recent update to our in memory product, and new update coming soon to our corporate platform. We’re excited to have so many new ways to help charities after the difficult last 18 months.” “We’re really pleased to be running all of the key components of digital fundraising through Enthuse. We now have a joined-up donor experience that offers fluidity from our website, through to event registration and fundraising. These seamless journeys are more than what other platforms can offer and their event reg platform really is world class. Enthuse has helped us to personalise our fundraising in a way that wasn’t possible before.” Commenting on the Enthuse+ launch, Chester Mojay-Sinclare, Enthuse Founder and CEO, said: Launched following Enthuse’s recent Series A funding round, the Enthuse+ range of white label digital fundraising products covering a broad range of campaign requirements including microsites, white label events and fundraising pages and custom map-based challenges: Fundraising, donations and events registration platform Enthuse has announced a new range of solutions to help charities with large-scale campaigns. Cystic Fibrosis Trust is one of the first to use Enthuse+. It is using the microsite product for its Great Strides. My Way fundraising campaign in June. Melanie May | 27 May 2021 | Newslast_img read more

In victory for journalists, recriminalization of defamation rejected

first_img March 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hails the rejection of a draft law that would have seriously endangered freedom of information in Ukraine by recriminalizing defamation.After a wave of protests by journalists, 349 of the parliament’s 450 members voted today to withdraw Draft Law No. 11013, which had been approved on first reading on 18 September.——–01.10.2012 – Recriminalization of defamation must be rejected on final readingOn the eve of the final reading of a bill that would recriminalize defamation, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to Ukraine’s parliamentarians to reject the proposal once and for all.Reporters Without Borders has also added its signature to joint letter by most of Ukraine’s media freedom groups making a similar call.”We welcome the latest statements by government and ruling party representatives, who seem to be backing off in the face of all the protests by media and journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We fervently hope that a provision that would send Ukraine 11 years back into the past will be rejected for good by parliament. “But it is too soon to claim victory and we will remain vigilant even if parliament does vote it down in an understandable desire to defuse anger just a month ahead of legislative elections. It would be unacceptable if the recriminalization of defamation later reappeared, especially as Ukraine will assume the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s rotating presidency in 2013.” Many Ukrainian journalists protested against the bill’s approval on first reading on 18 September (see below) and many leading media put a banner on their websites last week urging readers to challenge the 244 parliamentarians who voted in favour.The banner said: “Defend your right to know. Say no to the law on defamation.” Several newspapers also brought out an issue with a blank front page in protest.The bill’s author, Party of the Regions parliamentarian Vitali Zhuravskiy, announced on 25 September that he wanted to withdraw his initiative “in order to take account of the circumstances and in the state’s interest” even if he still thought the law was necessary.The next day President Viktor Yanukovych said the bill’s approval on first reading was an “error” and that the country should “adopt European standards in all areas.”On 28 September, Reporters Without Borders received a letter with similar comments from Ukraine’s ambassador for cooperation with international organizations and civil society, Yevgen Perebyinis, in response to the open letter it sent to Ukraine’s parliamentarians on 2 August (see below). UkraineEurope – Central Asia News ——–19.09.2012 – Threat to freedom of information from plan to recriminalize defamationReporters Without Borders firmly condemns the Ukrainian parliament’s approval on first reading yesterday of a bill that would recriminalize defamation, and urges lawmakers to reverse this decision by rejecting the bill on second reading.”Ukraine will go back 11 years if defamation’s re-inclusion in the criminal code is confirmed,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It would run counter to the worldwide trend and would clearly violate the international conventions Ukraine has ratified, starting with the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”Such a return to the past would have a major impact on freedom of information in Ukraine. Journalists already have to confront many dangers and an increase in self-censorship inside news organizations. Now they would have to fear judicial harassment as well. The resulting intimidatory effect would threaten the very existence of independent journalism.”Reporters Without Borders calls on Stefan Füle, the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, to make it clear to the Ukrainian government that adoption of this bill would be incompatible with closer association with the European Union.Passed on first reading by 244 votes out of 450, Draft Law No. 11013 reestablishes criminal responsibility for media offences and makes them punishable by up to five years in prison (see below).——-02.08.2012 – Appeal on Parliament about dangerous draft law Organisation News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Ukraine Related documents Letter to Ukrainian MPsPDF – 172.43 KBLetter from Ukrainian MFA to RWBPDF – 666.77 KB Paris, 31 July 2012Dear Members of Parliament, Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that campaigns for freedom of information, wishes to inform you of its profound concern over draft law n° 11013, presented to Parliament last week, which is designed to amend the criminal code and the code of criminal procedure regarding defamation.It is more than 10 years since the Ukrainian Parliament decriminalized defamation. When it adopted its new criminal code in January 2001, Ukraine took an encouraging first step towards greater protection for freedom of expression, which is indispensible for democratic debate. Draft law 11013, presented by Vitaly Zhuravskiy, a member of the Party of Regions, and aiming to recriminalize defamation, is a dangerous backward step. We believe its adoption would be a serious blow to freedom of the press. The penalties for which the bill provides are harsh indeed. Sections 145.1.2 and 145.2.2 state that information deemed to be defamatory or insulting “published openly in the media” would be liable to a fine of between 500 and 1,500 times the minimum wage of the individual concerned (i.e. up to approximately 14,000 euros) or a sentence of between one and two years’ community service, and even, in the case of defamation, suspension from work or a ban of between one and three years on “occupying certain positions or carrying out certain activities”.Paragraph 5 of section 145.1 provides for a possible prison sentence of between three and five years if the defamatory act “damages the health” of the victim.Such penalties are clearly disproportionate and in breach of article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights as interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The lack of clarity surrounding the definition of defamation, which the bill describes as “disseminating false information, insulting the honour and dignity of a person or damaging his or her reputation”, arouses fears of abuse resulting from varying interpretations. Criminal proceedings could be taken against journalists for publishing articles on the activities of politicians or influential businessmen. Where journalists face imprisonment for publishing investigative stories, this puts the very operation of an independent media under threat. These provisions are in breach of article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Ukraine is a signatory. The United Nations Human Rights Committee, an independent body that oversees the application of the covenant, said in its General Comment No. 34 in July last year that defamation laws “must be crafted with care” to ensure that they comply with the test of necessity and “that they do not serve, in practice, to stifle freedom of expression” and that “imprisonment is never an appropriate penalty” for press offences (paragraph 47). International experience has shown that making those responsible for press offence criminally liable helps to create an atmosphere of intimidation that is likely to discourage journalists from tackling sensitive subjects. The European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey on 5 April 2011 for interfering in the work of the writer Fatih Tas, ruling that the penal nature of his conviction was likely to discourage him from contributing to public debate on issues affecting the life of the community. Mr. Zhuravskiy says he took his inspiration for drafting the bill from neighbouring Russia, which approved a law on 13 July recriminalizing defamation. We should like to remind members of Parliament that this was condemned by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and that it seriously damaged that country’s international reputation. Reporters Without Borders urges you to abandon this bill, which appears to us to be repressive, punitive and counter-productive.While we understand the government’s desire to do all it can to protect Ukraine’s citizens, we have serious doubts about the spirit of this law, which seems to be aimed at curbing the independent media and encouraging self-censorship on the part of journalists.I thank you for your consideration of this matter.Yours sincerely, Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authoritycenter_img to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more October 2, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In victory for journalists, recriminalization of defamation rejected UkraineEurope – Central Asia Olivier Basille Director General, Reporters Without Borders RSF_en Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News Receive email alerts News September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Harris County Switches to Paper-Trail Voting with Hart InterCivic

first_img WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Harris County Switches to Paper-Trail Voting with Hart InterCivic TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Voter activating voting session on the secure and easy-to-use touchscreen with a paper ballot voting system, Verity Duo. Previous articleChampionship pedigree: Chiefs rarely falter in tense momentsNext articleWith ‘Mank’ and ‘The Crown,’ Netflix dominates Globes noms Digital AIM Web Support Twitterlast_img read more

Tahoe ski resort faces lawsuits after avalanche killed skier

first_img Twitter Twitter FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, skiers leave the parking lot at Alpine Meadows ski resort in Alpine Meadows, Calif., where avalanche killed one skier and seriously injured another. The widow and a friend of a man who was killed in an avalanche at a Lake Tahoe ski resort last year have filed separate lawsuits accusing the resort of negligently rushing to open the slopes in unsafe conditions for a holiday weekend that’s typically one of the busiest of the season. Local News Tahoe ski resort faces lawsuits after avalanche killed skier Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 center_img TAGS  Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleSheppard Mullin Expands Corporate Practice in Los AngelesNext articleWestlake Portfolio Management Services Over $300M In New Portfolios In 2020 and Plans to Expand into Different Markets in the New Year Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

CFPB Proposes Whistleblower Award Program

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Whistleblower Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles CFPB Proposes Whistleblower Award Program Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Proposes Whistleblower Award Program Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: The Week Ahead: CFPB Updates Congress Next: Black Monday: COVID-19’s Economic Strikecenter_img The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced that it will be engaging with Congress to advance proposed legislation that would authorize the Bureau to award whistleblowers who report violations of Federal consumer financial law.As part of the CFPB’s plan, it will also be implementing an advisory opinion program to provide clear guidance to assist companies in better understanding their legal and regulatory obligations through advisory opinions.The Bureau will be mending and reissuing its responsible business conduct bulletin, which articulates that the Bureau intends to provide credit to entities for their responsible conduct based on its extent and significance.The CFPB submitted the proposed legislative language to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Senate President Michael Pence, as well as the Chairs and Ranking Members of the authorizing committees in both chambers. It would amend Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act and provide authority to establish a whistleblower award program. The incentive created for employees to report wrongdoing to the Bureau will assist in advancing enforcement cases, especially as it relates to fair lending violations. Under the proposed legislation, in cases where a whistleblower provides voluntary information that leads to a successful enforcement action, the Bureau will be able to pay an award based on a percentage of the monetary sanctions collected in the action.“These steps reinforce the Bureau’s commitment to preventing consumer harm. Advisory opinions will ensure that companies know what compliance entails and what constitutes a violation. We also want to incentivize whistleblowers to contact us if they believe their employer is not complying with the law,” said CFPB Director Kathleen L. Kraninger.Under the advisory opinion program, parties will submit requests for an advisory opinion to the Bureau via its website. The CFPB will issue additional procedures for how requests will be addressed, including how the Bureau will prioritize requests. To increase transparency and to provide regulatory certainty to all regulated entities and other stakeholders, the Bureau will publish the responding advisory opinion in the Federal Register and on its website.“Responsible conduct is in the public interest. Entities that build a culture of compliance and engage in responsible conduct support consumer protection and the Bureau’s efforts to both prevent harm to consumers and enforce the law against bad actors,” Director Kraninger said. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save CFPB Whistleblower 2020-03-09 Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. March 9, 2020 910 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welbornlast_img read more