UBS signs deal to be a Formula One sponsor

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first_imgMonday 23 August 2010 7:50 pm Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndo KCS-content UBS signs deal to be a Formula One sponsor FORMULA One signed up Swiss bank UBS as a global partner yesterday in a deal the sport will hope marks a turnaround after the exit of several other financial institutions due to the economic crisis.No financial details were given for a deal that will be presented formally at next month’s Singapore Grand Prix.However Williams chairman Adam Parr, whose own team are losing bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland as a major sponsor at the end of the year, said the real importance of the deal was the message it sent.“This is a very significant announcement, regardless of the size of the sponsorship,” he said. Parr added: “The fact that another major bank is looking to Formula One as its primary global marketing platform is very positive.”UBS said it would use its sponsorship both for brand building in key regions and for hospitality for its “ultra-high net-worth clients”. center_img whatsapp whatsapp Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ALTERNATIVE MANAGER OF THE YEAR | The Shortlist

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first_imgSelf-made billionaire Louis Bacon’s hedge fund Moore Capital, based in Mayfair’s Curzon Street, is one of the most spectacular successes anywhere. A macro-trader famed for his high and consistent returns – 30 per cent is not unknown – Bacon’s personal fortune is said to have increased by £450m in the past year. He enjoys his money, too, and owns two polo fields and a grouse moor. Moore’s reputation is so great that it even attracted Greg Coffey when he left GLG, tempting him to join rather than set up his own fund.WINTON CAPITALFounded by David Harding, Winton Capital prides itself on its cerebral approach – it even sponsors a chess problem-solving competition. Since its launch in 1997, the firm has applied “advanced scientific techniques” to trading, going so far as to claim that “the financial markets are our laboratory”. It is a leader in the field of algorithmic trading that over the past 13 years has grown to 180 people, including over 100 researchers based in Oxford, Cambridge, London and Hong Kong. It has $13bn under management. whatsapp Share ALTERNATIVE MANAGER OF THE YEAR | The Shortlist KCS-content whatsapp Thursday 9 September 2010 8:04 pm Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ MOORE CAPITAL INNOVATION is at the heart of the City, and nobody demonstrates it better than the top hedge funds and private equity houses. Our varied shortlist makes clear the chutzpah and sheer-brain power needed to become a leader in this toughest of sectors. And it also makes the clear the massive rewards awaiting the brightest and best. Don’t miss the City event of the year – get online now and book your table for the City A.M. Awards on Thursday 28 October 2010 at Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London EC4. www.CityAMAwards.com.InflexionCo-founded by John Hartz (above) and Simon Turner, the private equity house specialises in mid-level businesses, and has a special fondness for those which are family or founder-owned. Small it might be, compared to others on this list, managing about £340m of funds, but it is a model of how a private equity firm should be run – sensitive to the owners and giving fantastic growth to the firms that it invests in.TPG-AXON, MONTRICAThe announcement in August of the merger of these two hedge funds – both founded by former Goldman Sachs traders, TPG by Dinaker Singh (above) and Montrica by Andrew Metcalf – created a single mega-fund with $9bn under management. True, that is far less than they managed at their peaks, but at a time when investors are looking to larger funds the tie-up looks like a shrewd tactic that should attract more funds.MAN/GLGWhen Man took over GLG earlier this year, the deal created the world’s biggest hedge fund management business. Both suffered in the downturn, and GLG was hit by the departure of star manager Greg Coffey in 2008. But hedge fund-watchers generally applauded the deal – GLG’s brains are a good fit for Man’s brawn, it was said. Oh, and the combined group has $63bn under management. Chief executive is Peter Clarke (above). by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fanlast_img read more

Securitas eyes new UK deals

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first_imgWednesday 17 November 2010 7:48 pm whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ THE chief executive of Securitas, one of the world’s largest security companies, is warning that the global threat posed by terrorism is escalating while vigilance at airports means travellers will have to pay the price with longer queues.The company Alf Goransson leads provides security at four airports in the UK, including Liverpool and the City of Manchester, as well as for retail giant Marks and Spencer. The Sweden-based firm is the second largest security firm operating in the UK after buying rival Reliance.Earlier this week it posted sales worth $144m (£90m) for the past quarter, beating forecasts. Goransson said the company made an acquisition at least once a month and was eyeing other targets in the UK. “When there are economic problems, opportunities do arise and if the price and opportunity is right we are interested.” The executive admitted that the rise in the terror threat as well as an increase in blackmail and the theft of data, which could cripple a business overnight, offered his sector opportunities.“Unfortunately the world is getting a more dangerous place, what with the raised terror threat, more blackmail and other things. “Increased airport security is a fact of life, but it is necessary. I think there will be more use of full body scanners.” He said that the patrolling and checking of ports was increasing as the potential for terrorists exploiting cargo had risen up the agenda since an alleged plot to bring a cargo plane down over the US. “We are seeing an expansion of our maritime division as the world tries to come to terms with the threat.”Goransson said the company was enjoying a flourishing relationship with M&S, where it is carrying out a crackdown in store car parks with teams in CCTV vans swooping on vandals and thieves. The undercover detectives patrolling the stores are also gearing up for a possible shoplifting bonanza at Christmas as the austerity measures threaten to create a crimewave. “We are always aware of the amount shoplifters cost retailers,” he said. On the future of the business Goransson is upbeat, particularly as the US market has picked up. “Things are picking up and with our acquisitions and cash position we are well paced,” he concludes. whatsapp Securitas eyes new UK deals by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski’s Favorite ShoesWolf & ShepherdBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

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first_imgLafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Jacques Nienaber’s journey from physio to Springboks defensive mastermind

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first_img Delivering the message: Jacques Nienaber chats to the Springbok players (Getty Images) This piece first featured in Rugby world during the Six Nations. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The pair stuck together. As a coaching ticket, they would run the show at the Free State Cheetahs, the Stormers and Munster. Now they stand side by side, looking at the prospect of a World Cup final, should they vanquish Wales.Related: Five of the best Rugby World Cup semi-finalsNienaber says he is still a physiotherapist, deep down – his wife is a physio and he is still qualified. They practice together. But while his may seem like a side-entry into coaching, Nienaber also believes that he was lucky to transition into defence coaching at a time when too few specialised.He is full of praise for Wales’ defensive expert, Shaun Edwards too. The coaches have shared a drink, eaten together. There is a mutual respect, Nianaber says.Asked why it still works so well with Erasmus, the Boks defence coach adds: “I think we’ve been friends for a long time but, as we always say, whenever there’s a rugby decision or something that needs to be discussed about rugby between the four lines, we can disagree and get angry with each other. But it’s never personal, it’s always to make the team better.The boss: Rassie Erasmus watches his players warm up (Getty Images)“We’ve got a good relationship in terms of that – being friends on one side but also Rassie is my boss. We have that good relationship, we can have a drink together but also when we have to make decisions about rugby, we don’t have egos in terms of accepting that we’re going to go for this or that route.”Erasmus will be in charge of South Africa beyond this World Cup, but with the role of director of rugby.Who steps in to be the next head coach is a matter of intense discussion. But considering the transformation South Africa have made in the last few years under this duo, winning a Rugby Championship and powering to this World Cup semi-final, it would not rock a nation to see this sometime physio land the role.center_img This is the story of Rassie Erasmus’s right-hand man with South Africa Jacques Nienaber’s journey from physio to Springboks defensive mastermindSitting at the back of the press conference, Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus idly scrolls through his phone while questions are being fired at others at the top table. In the build up to a Rugby World Cup semi-final against Six Nations Grand Slammers Wales, it is understandable that his focus may be elsewhere.As his assistant coach Jacques Nienaber begins to talk about the pair’s relationship, though, Erasmus cannot help but look up. Then he leans forward, his chin almost touching the chair in front of him.“We first met each other a long time ago when we were in the army together,” Nianaber begins on the happenstance that led him to Erasmus.“In the army, you get fairly tight and then we went to university together. Rassie stayed on in the army a little longer – he was much better in the army then I was… He was a very good tactician as you can see!“Then we met up again when I was a physio and he was the captain of the varsity team. We got involved in rugby there.”This is the bit where you realise that Nianaber, one of the foremost defensive coaches in the world right now first earnt his spurs in the pro game by helping put broken players back together.One on one: Nienaber with centre Lukhanyo Am (Getty Images)Earlier, the head coach explained that when he was playing he spent a lot of time talking to Nienaber while on the physio bed. What struck him during those times was the clarity of vision and depth of knowledge from the medic. When he first retired from the game, Erasmus made a point of taking Nienaber with him.“I became a coach as soon as I stopped playing,” Erasmus recalled. “I brought Jacques in as a conditioning coach right away. His passion, knowledge and work ethic around defence was evident even back then. He’s very good with people and in terms of communicating what he wants. He gets the message across brilliantly.”last_img read more

African diocese awards stoves to winners of plastic artwork contest

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first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Anglican Communion Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Posted Jun 29, 2017 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA center_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Africa, African diocese awards stoves to winners of plastic artwork contest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Anglican Communion News Service] Environmentally friendly stoves were the prize on offer in the southern Africa country of Swaziland to winners of an Anglican diocese artwork competition that threw up the challenge of making mats out of plastic waste.Bishop of Swaziland Ellinah Wamukoya launched the plastic artwork competition for the Mother’s Union with the objective of encouraging people to recycle and to reduce waste being disposed of in the environment. The Dean of All Saints Cathedral Rev. A. Dlamini, who was representing the bishop, awarded the stoves to nine winning parishes.Full article. Rector Albany, NY 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 Tagslast_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

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South Africa: U.S. trade demands compound domestic problems

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first_imgThe South African government is facing three serious economic issues. Parliamentary workers have been on strike for higher wages since Nov. 9, preventing routine legislative work. The current drought, which is likely to cut agricultural production, has caused periodic power shortages and outages, cutting revenues to the state-owned utility. In addition, President Obama’s administration is demanding changes in Pretoria’s trade policy that endanger the country’s sovereignty.Parliamentary workers on strike.Members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union are defying an injunction to end their strike. NEHAWU is an affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions. The government claims the strike is illegal because the workers perform “essential services.”Parliamentary workers clean, cater and oversee the efficient operations of the legislative committee meetings and control access at the visitors’ center. Since Nov. 9, workers holding strike actions inside the Parliament building in Cape Town have prevented normal legislative work and forced cancellation of some committee meetings.On Nov. 16, NEHAWU’s leaders reported that workers’ salaries were withheld due to strike participation. Negotiations were halted, and NEHAWU said they would not resume until the workers’ pay was reinstated. COSATU and its unions have sent many messages of support, as have NEHAWU’s regional leaders and student and youth organizations.A settlement earlier in the year involving a 9 percent pay increase did not include performance bonuses, which is a major strike issue. (News24)At a rally on Nov. 16, NEHAWU said its demands were non-negotiable. The newly elected NEHAWU Ikapa South Regional Secretary Baxolise Mali told the crowd, “We are going to have a national shutdown … we are very clear. We are not fighting the [government] alliance, we are fighting the employer.”On Nov. 11 police used stun grenades in clashes with the union. Law-enforcement officers wearing full body armor carried away NEHAWU members. For the second time in a month, Cape Town’s Parliament building was the scene of battles. The first involved students in October.A parliamentary spokesperson claimed that the union’s demands are “unbudgeted for and unaffordable for Parliament given the shoestring budget it is managing.” (News24, Nov. 16)Problems with state-owned utilityAt the G20 Summit held in Turkey, South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said the drought in the subcontinent, as Africa’s southern hemisphere enters summer, could impact agricultural production and consequently prompt a rise in prices for food and other consumer goods, reduce revenues and increase unemployment.Problems with the state-owned Eskom utility agency have also mounted over the last several months. Periodic power shortages and outages have compelled the government to address the fall in consumer revenues from power generation.The government response to the Eskom crisis includes the conversion of subordinated debt into equity, which Nene says has eased funding pressure. The utility agency has still not tapped into the roughly 50 billion rand (approximately $3.5 billion) of financial banking guaranteed by the government.Obama threatens suspension from AGOAThe Africa Growth and Opportunities Act was established during the latter period of Bill Clinton’s presidency. It is ostensibly designed to foster the export of capital to the continent while providing market access for products from both the U.S. and African nation-states.President Barack Obama’s administration is demanding changes in Pretoria’s trade policy, which the White House says hinders U.S. access to domestic markets. The U.S. threatens to remove key agricultural sectors from the agreements with South Africa, which could cause further damage to the economy. Negotiations continue toward a Jan. 1 deadline.A Nov. 9 statement from the South African Communist Party supports the ANC government’s position in the negotiations with the U.S. The SACP says that despite its commendable declarations, “in reality, AGOA is imperialist both in terms of its content and strategic goal disguised under the fetishist illusion of ‘free market.’ Its extraterritorial imperialist content is now being aggressively pushed by the U.S. against South Africa.”The SACP emphasizes that “to allow the U.S. to prohibit ownership of economic assets by the state in our country is to allow it to usurp our constitutional right to democratic national sovereignty. This will be tantamount to handing over to U.S. imperialism our right to determine our own development trajectory and decide policies to achieve it.”The party also noted that “South Africa’s independence must be safeguarded in the interest of the completion of our struggle for national liberation and social emancipation. Our democratic national independence and public property rights — the right to collective ownership of productive assets including through the state — are crucial to the success of our second, more radical phase of transformation!”The Obama administration’s stance illustrates the real agenda behind AGOA and the overall foreign policy imperatives of the White House. South Africa has the inalienable right to determine its own economic program without the interference of Washington and Wall Street.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Puerto Rican people topple colonial puppets

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first_imgThe overwhelming power of the people in Puerto Rico has toppled the governorship of Ricardo Rosselló in just 12 days. They protested after texts between the governor and his allies were leaked to the public on July 13. The messages were littered with homophobia, sexism, contempt for hurricane victims and copious evidence of corporate cronyism. Through mass demonstrations and a general strike that shut down one of Puerto Rico’s major highways, demonstrators made it impossible for the governor to stay in office. Now, the government of Puerto Rico is in chaos as elected officials scramble to find a successor. People demand resignation of yet another puppet of Wall Street.Rosselló’s successor would have been former Secretary of State Luis Rivera Marín, but he resigned before Rosselló did. The scandal brought on by the texts, as well as the indictment of two administration officials for money laundering, have thinned out Rosselló’s cabinet, making the search for the next governor more complicated. Rosselló’s solution was to rush the appointment of his chosen successor, Pedro Pierluisi, as the new secretary of state. Pierluisi was appointed secretary of state and quickly sworn in as governor Aug. 2, following Rosselló’s official resignation. However, while Pierluisi was confirmed by the Puerto Rican House of Representatives, the Puerto Rican Senate did not have time to confirm him as secretary of state before he assumed the office of governor. This made Pierluisi’s appointment as governor illegitimate — a position quickly upheld by the courts. In less than 20 days, two governors were forced to leave office.The sloppy and rushed appointment of Pierluisi was done as a concession — not to the people of Puerto Rico, but to the capitalist ruling class. Pierluisi is a longtime politician and corporate lobbyist. And while he professed intentions of challenging the austerity program — known as PROMESA, forced on Puerto Rico by the U.S. — his brother-in-law serves on the governing board of that agency. The PROMESA austerity programs put in place over the last two years were a major cause of the outrage that drove the protests to oust Rosselló. The attempt to install Pierluisi was a shoddy sleight of hand to maintain the financial dictatorship in place on the island.The next in line is Justice Secretary Wanda Vásquez. But Vásquez has made it clear from the beginning that she does not want the position. The people of Puerto Rico have made it equally clear that they feel the same way: Calls for Vásquez’s resignation began before Rosselló was officially out the door. The colonial puppets of the capitalist class are in complete disarray, and the scramble for power is becoming more and more desperate. Jenniffer González-Colón, a nonvoting member of the U.S. House of Representatives (as a colony, Puerto Rico has no true representation in the U.S. Congress), is rumored to be the favorite. But Puerto Rican Senate Majority Leader Thomas Rivera Schatz, who did not confirm Pierluisi as secretary of state and then filed a lawsuit against his governorship, is an obvious competitor. It’s impossible to say who will come out on top in this petty political knife fight. But what this conflict shows is the weakness of the U.S. capitalist class on the island of Puerto Rico. For decades, Wall Street has used the island as its tropical piggy bank, finally smashing it open with brutal austerity in 2017. But the people of Puerto Rico have turned the tables. They have made it clear that no governor chosen by the colonial administration is acceptable. While an official power vacuum exists in the executive branch, the last month has shown that on the island of Puerto Rico, it is the people who rule.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Demo outside Moroccan embassy in Paris in defence of press freedom

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first_imgNews October 22, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Demo outside Moroccan embassy in Paris in defence of press freedom Taoufiq Bouachrine, the publisher of the Casablanca-based newspaper Akhbar al-Youm, and cartoonist Khalid Gueddar will be the targets of two parallel lawsuits tomorrow in connection with a cartoon of Moulay Ismaïl, a cousin of the king, that appeared in its 26-27 September issue. One of the actions, brought by the interior ministry, accuses them of “attacking an emblem of the kingdom.” The other, brought by Ismaïl himself, is demanding 266,000 euros in damages for “failing to accord due respect to a member of the royal family.” The newspaper’s headquarters are meanwhile closed and guarded by police. Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say At the end of today’s protest, three of the Moroccan ambassador’s advisers received two Bakchich journalists and a Reporters Without Borders representative, who expressed their concern about the recent wave of lawsuits and the exorbitant fines and jail sentences that have been passed on journalists. The embassy officials promised to pass on these concerns to the Moroccan government. News RSF_en Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Organisation On 26 October, a court in Rabat is due to issue a verdict in the trial of Ali Anouzla, the editor of the daily Al-Jarida Al-Oula, on a charge of publishing false information and “mendacious allegations and facts with the intention of causing harm.” The prosecution was prompted by a 27 August article that contradicted a bulletin about King Mohammed’s health and said he was treating his asthma with cortisone. The press freedom organisation added: “This harassment, which is clearly being orchestrated from the Royal Palace, must stop. If Le Journal Hebdomadaire, Akhbar Al-Youm or Al-Michaal had to stop publishing as a result of exorbitant fines imposed by the courts, it would represent a serious step backwards for Morocco.” Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance to go further Reporters Without Borders and the Paris-based news website Bakchich organised a demonstration today outside the Moroccan embassy in Paris in a show of support for Moroccan journalists who have been targeted by a wave of legal actions and severe sanctions in recent weeks. Disproportionate sentences and damages awards are threatening media diversity in Morocco. April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa A Rabat court sentenced Idriss Chahtane of the newspaper Al-Michaal to a year in prison on 15 October, at the end of a trial without defence lawyers over another article about the king’s health. Two other journalists, Rachid Mahamid and Mustapha Hayrane, were given three-month jail terms in connection with the same article and all three were ordered to pay several thousand dirhams in damages. Chahtane was arrested and jailed that evening.Reporters sans frontières: Ambassade du Marocenvoyé par rsf_internet. – L’info video en direct. News News “This protest was called in response to the wave of trials and disproportionate sentences affecting privately-owned publications,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Media freedom is being threatened by stricter enforcement of the ‘red lines’ that the government imposes on news coverage. In recent weeks, publications have been shut down and journalists have been jailed or ordered to pay fines running to several hundred thousand euros.” As a result of a supreme court ruling on 30 September, Le Journal Hebdomadaire, one of Morocco’s few independent newspapers, was ordered to pay 250,000 euros in damages on 18 October in a libel suit dating back to 2006. If the weekly is forced to pay, its survival would be doubt. June 8, 2021 Find out more April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more