It’s time for the City to stop ignoring Brussels

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share DID we not learn anything from the great British fridge fiasco? You remember those surreal months, when TV bulletins lead every night with the giant fridge mountains swamping the countryside, growing by the hour. And it was all because Britain sent a junior official into the Brussels lion’s den, and his London bosses not only didn’t listen to him, they didn’t know who he was. That poor junior official – if I remember rightly his name was Kevin – knew it would be a recipe for chaos to ban the disposal of fridges containing CFCs while Britain had not a single facility to remove the chemicals. But to the mandarins and ministers in London, Brussels was “over there” and so could safely be ignored.So it was Britain at its most normal useless when the AIFIM directive on hedge funds was written by French officials at the request of a Danish socialist while Britain, which has an 80 per cent market share, was not aware of what was happening. As a European Commissioner said when the Mayor and I met him, the previous government had to be “dead with the worms eating [its] flesh not to notice.” He was palpably relieved to meet a senior British politician to engage with. Now that Brussels is controlling the regulation of our most important industry, ignorance is not bliss, but unaffordable. Although Britain is the banking, securities, insurance and occupational pensions capital of Europe, no British person was appointed chair to the new European Banking Authority, the European Securities and Market Authority, or the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority. The chairmen, appointed last week, are Portuguese, Italian and Dutch, and there is not a single British representative on the board of the EBA. City practitioners are shocked.The solution isn’t difficult. We have the most people with financial services experience in the EU, and we should be flooding the three new European super regulators with staff (including those from the FSA). According to figures from theCityUK, we have 12 per cent of the EU population, but just five per cent of all European Commission officials – we need a programme to double that. The government must scan senior appointments coming up over the next few years, and have a strategy for getting British people in place. We should put top people up for the top jobs, not just any middle ranker whose arm we can twist. Having experience of Brussels should be a prerequisite to promotion, rather than Brussels being a career cul de sac. And industry should play its part, offering staff for secondment to ensure we get the regulation it needs. If we carry on ignoring Brussels, it isn’t Brussels that will suffer. It is us. Just as happened with the fridges.Anthony Browne is an adviser to the Mayor of London by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For It’s time for the City to stop ignoring Brussels Wednesday 19 January 2011 8:17 pm whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Lotto NZ suspends retail sales following lockdown

first_imgCSR New Zealand’s national lottery Lotto NZ has announced that it will suspend in-store sales of its tickets and games during the country’s four-week lockdown.Retail sales were suspended from 11:59PM on 27 March, with all stores to remain shut until Alert Level 4 has been lifted. This includes Lotto NZ counters in pharmacies, dairies, petrol stations and supermarkets, which will remain open for essential services only.The implementation of Alert Level 4 to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country was announced last week, and sees all indoor and outdoor public gatherings banned, alongside all non-essential businesses.This has already seen all of New Zealand’s TAB-branded retail betting shops closed, and all horse racing suspended until 21 April. Online wagering will continue, via the TAB website.Customers will also still be able to purchase Lotto NZ tickets online during this period, to ensure that it can continue to raise funds for good causes during the lockdown. The lottery donates all profits to more than 3,000 good causes across New Zealand, as well as providing significant funding for Sport New Zealand, the New Zealand Film Commission and national arts development body Creative New Zealand.“By operating online during the lockdown period we can continue to provide funding to New Zealand communities, many of which will need it now more than ever,” Lotto NZ chief executive Chris Lyman explained. “We know some of our customers will be disappointed they won’t be able to purchase tickets in-store during Alert Level 4, but like other businesses we have had to adapt during these unprecedented times,” he added.As a result of the lockdown, the lottery will also be unable to conduct live Lotto draws, and will instead conduct computer generated draws for Lotto, Powerball and Strike, monitored by Audit New Zealand.Lyman said Lotto NZ has a “well-tested and sophisticated computer generated draw process” that is already used daily for its Keno and Bullseye games. This technology was previously used for a Lotto draw held on 26 October last year, after a fire at the Sky City Convention Centre made it impossible to hold an in-studio draw.“The most important thing is that we follow the latest Government advice on Covid-19 to prevent face to face contact and keep our customers and retailers safe,” he said in conclusion. “Never has there been such an important time for Kiwis to help other Kiwis.” Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 30th March 2020 | By contenteditor New Zealand’s national lottery Lotto NZ has announced that it will suspend in-store sales of its tickets and games during the country’s four-week lockdown. Topics: Lottery Social responsibility CSR Regions: Oceania New Zealand Lotto NZ suspends retail sales following lockdown Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Charitable Gaming Online Gamblinglast_img read more

Edgars Stores Limited HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgEdgars Stores Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Edgars Stores Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Edgars Stores Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Edgars Stores Limited (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEdgars Stores Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The company retails a range of high-quality casualwear clothing, footwear and accessories for children, ladies and gents in branded stores in Zimbabwe. The company operates three divisions: Edgars Chain, Jet Chain and Manufacturing. Its fashion retail outlets fall under the Edgars and Jet brands, with the retail brand Express falling under Jet Stores. Edgars Stores Limited also manufacture and retail a range of locally-made clothing; acquiring the Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993. Its core business is casualwear and accessories with a subsidiary division providing funeral and hospital insurance services. Edgars was founded in 1946 and today, is the market leader in casualwear and accessories in Zimbabwe. Its headquarters are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.last_img read more

This FTSE 100 share has dived over 8% in two days. I would happily buy it today!

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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 Image source: Getty Images 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. It feels like a tough time to be a value investor seeking bargains in the FTSE 100. Just about every value share I’ve identified recently has continued to decline in price.This reminds me of the dotcom boom and bust at the turn of the century, when good shares were sold in favour of buying ‘new economy’ stocks. And we all know how well that turned out.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…FTSE 100 value shares are out of favourBillionaire investor Warren Buffett once remarked: “In the short run, [the market] is a voting machine; in the long run, it’s a weighing machine.”In other words, shares get buffeted about (pun intended!) by short-term buying and selling. But long term, FTSE 100 valuations should depend largely on corporate earnings. The higher a company’s earnings climb, the more valuable it should become (in theory, if not always in practice).This FTSE 100 share is still strugglingAs a result of this short-term voting and market irrationality, large disconnects often emerge between market valuations of FTSE 100 companies and their underlying economic worth. This when value investors can pounce.For example, I’ve written repeatedly of late about oil supermajor BP (LSE: BP). Its shares have taken so many knocks recently that BP might be an acronym for ‘battered price’.For example, at 10am on Wednesday (just two days ago), this FTSE 100 giant’s shares traded at 314.6p. As I write, they have dived to 288.2p. That’s a drop of 26.4p (8.4%) in just over 48 hours.To put this price decline into context, BP was worth £65.2bn on Wednesday morning. Now it is worth £59.7bn. This means that £5.5bn of BP’s market value has evaporated in just two days. That’s a loss greater than the individual valuations of 24 different smaller FTSE 100 members. Ouch.BP actually stands for ‘bargain price’When I look across to the US, I see the Nasdaq tech index hitting all-time highs and the S&P 500 index within 1% of its record high in January. Sadly, I also see that more than 1,000 Americans are dying each day from Covid-19. This makes me wonder whether I’ve gone mad, or whether the rest of this crazy world no longer cares about stock valuations.Meanwhile, I keep looking for FTSE 100 companies with low valuations based on earnings, decent cash flows, dividends yields, and strong balance sheets. BP fits the bill for several of these value criteria.Today alone, BP shares are down more than 7p (2.4%) and they have crashed by almost half (43%) in the past 12 months. During March’s market meltdown, they plunged to a low of 222.9p, a price not seen since 1995 – a quarter-century ago.Yet back on 17 September 2019, BP shares hit their 2019/20 peak of 532.6p, which is 85% above today’s level. Wow.I’d buy BP for dividends and future growthAt under £60bn, I refuse to believe that the market has fairly and correctly valued BP’s future. Its last four quarterly dividends totalled 32.67p, for an 11.3% historic dividend yield. However, BP has since halved its latest quarterly dividend to 5.25c (4.01p). Annualised, this comes to 16.04p, for a rebased and sustainable future dividend yield of 5.6%. BP’s next dividend will be paid on 25 September to shareholders on 13 August.In summary, I would BP buy now for its yearly cash payouts of 5.6%, hold the share, and wait for profitability to return and capital growth to follow. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img This FTSE 100 share has dived over 8% in two days. I would happily buy it today! 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. Cliffdarcy 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. 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RIP: The Rev. Reynolds Smith Cheney II, former General Convention…

first_img [Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee] The Rev. Reynolds Smith Cheney II, longtime General Convention deputy and Convention committee chair, died July 10 after a lengthy illness.He served for six years as a member of the Executive Council and chaired the State of the Church Committee at General Convention. He took particular satisfaction in coining the expression “the cutting middle” to describe the work of The Episcopal Church in this nation and around the world.Known for his love and commitment to the church, Reynolds was an insightful theologian, preacher and teacher.  To these gifts for ministry, he brought both critical insights and a ribald wit. He served as a mentor and friend to the many persons who over the years served as his clergy associates and curates and to all who were blessed and entertained to be in his wide circle of friends.Cheney was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1936 and received a bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College. He attended Episcopal Divinity School and was ordained as deacon by Bishop Duncan Montgomery Gray in 1961 and priest by Bishop John M. Allin in December of that year. Cheney served in the Diocese of Mississippi at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Kosciusko; St. Mary’s Church, Lexington; Grace Church, Carrollton; St. Michael and All Angels, Amory; St. John’s Church, Aberdeen; Church of the Redeemer, Greenville, and St. James Church, Greenville. In The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, Cheney served as rector of Church of the Holy Communion in Memphis from 1981 to 2001, when at the time of his retirement he was the senior clergy member in the diocese.In 1999, Cheney married his wife, Stephanie, a leader herself in the Episcopal Church, having served as lay canon for diocesan administration and finance for the Diocese of West Tennessee, as a member of the Executive Council of the church and currently as a member of the diocesan Standing Committee. Cheney is also survived by his children and grandchildren, who knew him simply as “Big Daddy.”Bishop Don Johnson, recalling Cheney with deep respect and fondness, invites all to join in remembering Reynolds, Stephanie and their family with prayer and affection. The requiem Eucharist will be offered July 31, at Church of the Holy Communion, Memphis. Visitation will be in Cheney Parish Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the service will begin at 2 p.m., with interment following. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (2) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Bill Givens says: Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls People Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service July 15, 2017 at 6:37 pm He was Rector when I sang in the choir at Holy Communion, Memphis. He became a dear friend, and will certainly be missed. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Toni McGauley says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC RIP: The Rev. Reynolds Smith Cheney II, former General Convention committee chair New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 15, 2017 at 8:19 am A wonderful man….How could you not love him?! Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL 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 Obituary, Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Jul 14, 2017 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Submit an Event Listing 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

USA Eagles have two players red carded in loss to Italy in Houston

first_imgMonday Jun 25, 2012 USA Eagles have two players red carded in loss to Italy in Houston Italy defeated the USA Eagles 30-10 in front of an impressive record crowd in Houston over the weekend. Unfortunately for the home side, they lost two players to red cards for dangerous tackles, which had a significant impact on the match. The BBVA Stadium hosted a crowd of 17 214 fans on Saturday, a record for a single day of rugby in the United States. It was also the first ever meeting of the two sides on US soil.Italy scored three tries through Carlo Festuccia, Edoardo Gori, and Kris Burton, and led 20-10 at halftime. Paul Emerick scored the USA’s only try, but was the second of two players to be red carded by French referee Jerome Garces, for what he deemed to be dangerous tackles.Andrew Suniula was blown up for a late hit on Riccardo Bocchino early in the second half, and then Emerick received his marching orders for diving into a tackle with little use of the arms.“I thought the first one was a little harsh,” said new USA coach Mike Tolkin of the Suniula tackle. “The second one, I still haven’t seen clearly, so I’ll look at that again, but the first one, certainly a late hit, (but) I didn’t think it merited a red card.”Eagles scrumhalf Mike Petri said the crowd at the game was incredible.“The atmosphere was absolutely electric. It was like being overseas. Everybody always talk about how rugby’s not really catching on here, and we don’t get the crowds and everything else, but tonight it felt like there were definitely 16 people on the field for America.”Ironic comments, considering they ended the game with 13. Todd Clever summed up what some were feeling best however, with his sharp comment to Garcis after the second sending off.Do you think the red cards were a bit harsh, or fair decisions for such tackles? Credit: Universal SportsADVERTISEMENT 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 TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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

Jameson House / Foster + Partners

first_imgCopyMixed Use Architecture, Housing, Renovation•Vancouver, Canada Manufacturers: KRYTON Products translation missing: Mixed Use Architecture Jameson House / Foster + Partners “COPY” Jameson House / Foster + PartnersSave this projectSaveJameson House / Foster + Partners Projects Save this picture!© Nigel Young+ 15 Share “COPY” Canada Products used in this ProjectConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteText description provided by the architects. Designed by Foster + Partners, the Jameson House is a new 35-storey mixed-use tower in the heart of Vancouver and includes the first residential development to be completed by the practice in North America. Combining the restoration of heritage buildings with new construction, their main objective was to integrate the lower level offices and shops with the existing streetscape to reinvigorate the downtown neighborhood. Doing so allows the apartments above to enjoy dramatic views of the bay and create a new landmark on the skyline.Save this picture!© Nigel YoungFusing old and new, the site connects the city’s financial center with its emerging creative hub, and the scheme integrates two 1920s Beaux Arts structures: the entire internal double-height volume of the A-listed Ceperley Rounsfell Building has been returned to its original configuration and the facade of the B-listed Royal Financial Building has been retained.Save this picture!© Nigel YoungThe development comprises eleven storeys of offices and shops, topped by twenty-three storeys of apartments. The tower’s form articulates these different functions: the first two storeys continue the row of shop units at street level, while the uppermost office floor aligns with the cornice line of the adjacent building. Contrasting with the flush facade of the offices, the residential floors curve outwards in four wide bays, which are staggered to allow daylight to reach neighboring buildings and oriented to provide uninterrupted views of the landscape.Save this picture!© Nigel YoungThe tower’s flexible plan supports a variety of apartment types, with interiors by Foster + Partners and living spaces in the deep curve of the window bays. At the top of the tower are two-storey penthouse apartments and landscaped roof terraces.Save this picture!typical residential planThe design was developed in response to the local climate, seasonal sun paths, prevailing winds, humidity levels, air temperatures and precipitation rates specific to Vancouver. Foster + Partners’ in-house engineering group – formerly PHA Consult – has been involved in the project from the outset, in a fully integrated approach to environmental engineering and architectural design. This has led to innovations such as chilled floors and a mechanized valet parking system, which reduces the number of parking levels and associated excavation, lighting and ventilation requirements.Project gallerySee allShow lessPlayhouse / Anna & Eugeni BachArticles’Almost Home’ Competition WinnersArticlesProject locationAddress:Vancouver, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Nigel Young Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFoster + PartnersOfficeFollowProductGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentRenovationHousingVancouverResidentialopen planCanadaPublished on February 02, 2012Cite: “Jameson House / Foster + Partners” 02 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Jameson House / Foster + Partners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 Architects: Foster + Partners Photographslast_img read more

Released on bail, British journalist accused of contempt of court

first_imgThe press freedom organisation has seen a copy of the complaint brought against Shadrake by the attorney-general’s office. It consists of just a series of biased and malicious allegations that show that the case is an abuse of judicial authority. Follow the news on Singapore News RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review SingaporeAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the contempt of court charges that have been brought against British freelance journalist Alan Shadrake in connection with his new book, “Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock.” Freed on bail last night, Shadrake is due to appear before the Singapore high court on 30 July. Organisation July 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Released on bail, British journalist accused of contempt of court April 10, 2020 Find out more to go further October 2, 2020 Find out more The police have confiscated his passport and mobile phone.————–19 July 2010Call for the release of detained British journalistReporters Without Borders today called for the immediate release of British freelance journalist Alan Shadrake, author of a book about the death penalty in Singapore, who has been held by the police Criminal Investigation Department since early yesterday morning.Shadrake, author of Once a Jolly Hangman-Singapore Justice in the Dock, is investigated for “criminal defamation” and “contempt of court”.“To hold the 75-year-old author of an investigative book who is in fragile health for nearly two days and at a secret location, is shocking and totally disproportionate”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We urge the interior minister and deputy prime minister Kan Seng Wong to order the immediate release of Alan Shadrake and the dropping of charges against him. The death penalty should be freely debated and by whomsoever in Singapore as anywhere else. Alan Shadrake has no business being in a police cell”, the organisation added.Police spokesman, Sew Wei Ler, refused to reveal his place of detention to Reporters Without Borders. “The law allows us to hold him for 48 hours, but I cannot tell you if he will be released before then”, he said. The journalist, who was arrested at his hotel, had attended a private event to promote the book the previous day. His lawyer, Mr Ravi, said that police had not given him any news about his client’s situation despite the fact that he put in a formal request for such information. “The police have not even found time to call me back”, he said. “It is an extremely harsh position to adopt in relation to my right to access to my client”, he added. Shadrake faces up to two years in prison. The book, which was published in Malaysia, includes interviews with a former chief executioner, lawyers and police officers. The authorities claim that Shadrake contested the impartiality of Singapore’s justice system, as well as the independence of some judges. As a result he also faces charges for alleged contempt of court. The prosecutor’s office declined to comment on the case when Reporters Without Borders got in touch by telephone.Shadrake’s arrest came after a complaint was laid by the Media Development Authority on 16 July. Several Singapore citizens have confirmed that it is almost impossible to find the work in bookshops, even though it has not been officially banned. A government representative told the BBC that the government has the right to advise book shops not to stock it. Elsewhere, the documentary-maker Martyn See told Reporters Without Borders that he had been obliged to delete from his film about former political prisoner, Lim Hock Siew. He received a letter from an official at the Media Development Authority threatening him with proceedings under Article 35 of the Films Act if he did not pull the documentary from YouTube and his personal website before 14 July 2010. “Two of my films are now banned”, said See.The film deemed to be contrary to the “public interest” was posted online by other Internet users: is ranked 133 out of 175 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ 2009 world press freedom index. “He was very tired and shaken when he was released,” Shadrake’s lawyer, M. Ravi, told Reporters Without Borders. “During our interview, he broke down in tears because of the pressure he had been under during the interrogations sessions. The police questioned him again today for several hours. My client insists that everything he wrote in his book is true,” Receive email alertscenter_img Help by sharing this information News News Shadrake was released from the headquarters of the Singaporean Criminal Investigation Department at 11:30 pm yesterday after payment of 10,000 Singaporean dollars in bail. He spent a total of 39 hours in police custody, during which he had to sleep on the floor of his cell and was interrogated for several hours at a stretch about his book. The complaint says that parts of the book, which is about Singapore’s use of the death penalty, “contains imputations against the independence and integrity of the Singapore judiciary.” In evidence, it quotes around 20 passages which for the most part contain widely-known facts about Singapore’s justice system. October 15, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage RSF_en News SingaporeAsia – Pacific Shadrake is facing a possible two-year jail sentence and a heavy fine if convicted. Reporters Without Borders calls on the British government to do everything possible to get the Singaporean authorities to drop the charges. In response to a question from Reporters Without Borders, a Singaporean diplomat in London confirmed that Shadrake would have to remain in Singapore “to assist the police” with their investigation.last_img read more

Competition winner

first_imgFacebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Previous articleAutumn is here so warm up with Parmigiano Reggiano and Butternut Squash SoupNext articleCouncil to put brakes on dangerous driving in Rathkeale Alan Jacques WELL done to Laura Ryan from Castleconnell in County Limerick who is the lucky winner of one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of her choice at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy.The answer to our film competition in last week’s Limerick Post was Pennywise.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More tickets to give away to the Odeon Cinema in this Thursday’s edition. Print Advertisement Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin NewsLocal NewsCompetition winnerBy Alan Jacques – September 18, 2017 737 Twitter TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon Limerick last_img read more

America’s Schools Utilize CARES Act Funds to Replace Outdated Water Fountains as They Reopen…

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