first_img Wednesday 15 December 2010 9:04 pm Tags: NULL WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING FINANCIAL TIMESSIENNA MILLER CLAIMS REIGNITE HACKING ROWLawyers representing the actress Sienna Miller have alleged that a senior executive at the News of the World ordered a private detective to hack into her mobile phone voicemail account, reigniting a controversy over journalistic practices at the tabloid Sunday newspaper. GOLDMAN’S SZE TO LEAVE FOR HEDGE FUNDMorgan Sze, the global head of Goldman Sachs’ biggest proprietary trading desk and one of the bank’s most highly paid employees, has begun raising money for what is expected to be the largest hedge fund launch since the financial crisis began. Sze’s new hedge fund – eagerly anticipated by many in the industry – is to be called Azentus Capital and will based in Hong Kong.CHINA BANK TO LAUNCH FUND OF FUNDSChina Development Bank, the state-owned lender that owns part of the UK’s Barclays Bank, is set to launch the country’s first private equity fund of funds in a sign of how rapidly the Chinese private equity industry is maturing. With direct approval from the State Council, China’s cabinet, the fund of funds is scheduled to raise a total of Rmb60bn ($9bn), providing a huge boost to the burgeoning domestic private equity sector.HYUNDAI PREPARES TO RELAUNCH BRANDHyundai Motor is preparing to relaunch its brand as “modern premium” in line with the South Korean carmaker’s growing confidence and global Hyundai and its sister brand Kia will this year produce more than 6m vehicles, up about 20 per cent on 2009, and will be the industry’s fifth-largest carmaking group.THE TIMESINFLATION IS THE BIGGEST ENEMY, WELLCOME TRUST WARNS BANKBritain’s richest charity and one of its most successful investors gave warning yesterday that the country is facing its biggest inflationary threat for 20 years and disclosed that it had abandoned bond investment as a consequence. Wellcome Trust, which has amassed a £14.5bn investment fortune, said that it had sold its last bond in April as it positioned itself for a rise in inflation.COVENTRY TO BE THE HOME OF TATA’S ELECTRIC CARDreams of making Britain the worldwide hub of the electric car revolution have been boosted by Tata, which pledged its plug-in hatchback would be produced in Coventry. The Indian carmarker confirmed the Tata Vista EV will be built in the spiritual home of the British motor industry.The Daily TelegraphPIMCO RAISES US DEBT HOLDINGSBill Gross, who runs the world’s biggest bond fund at Pimco, last month raised holdings of US government-related debt for the first time since June. Gross increased the proportion of the US government and related securities in his Total Return Fund to 30pc of assets in November from 28pc in October.CLAIMS RGI IS USED AS PERSONAL BANK ARE MISLEADING, SAYS PROPERTY COMPANYThe Aim-listed Russian property company accused of being used as a “personal bank” for management has claimed the allegations against it are “misleading and unfounded”. RGI International was accused of bribery, nepotism and financial malpractice by Petr Shura, owner of 22.5 per cent of the company, in a stock market statement on Monday.THE WALL STREET JOURNALBANK OF AMERICA IN SETTTLEMENT TALKS OVER MORTGAGESBank of America, after vowing to fight requests that it repurchase certain loans, has begun potential settlement discussions with some of its largest mortgage investors. The 17-member group now in talks with the nation’s largest bank includes the Federal Reserve, Freddie Mac, BlackRock and Allianz SE’s Pacific Investment Management.DANNON SETTLES COMPLAINTS OVER YOGURT ADSDannon, one of the biggest promoters of probiotic foods such as Activia and DanActive dairy drinks, agreed Wednesday to pay $21m to settle state and federal investigations into allegations that the company’s claims for the health benefits of foods containing probiotics were exaggerated, or not properly supported. 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first_imgThursday 7 April 2011 8:51 pm “IS SPAIN next?” seemed to be the question on every economist’s lips this week even before Portugal bowed to the inevitable. A Spanish bailout would swamp the current €440bn bailout fund and could take the single currency with it.But there are good reasons to think that the debt contagion will stop short of Madrid. Spain has begun a convincing crackdown on spending and brought its deficit down to 9.2 per cent of GDP last year (only five per cent of which was from central government, the rest being regional) from 11.1 per cent in 2009. It has targeted three per cent in 2013. And markets are abuzz with talk of Spain “decoupling” from the rest of the floundering periphery: while Lisbon’s five-year yields were scaling new heights at 10.2 per cent this week, Spain’s equivalent interest rose only slightly to 4.4 per cent, a trend that has prompted suggestions that Madrid has broken free of the peripherals’ curse.But there is still at least one big unknown hanging over Spain’s recovery: the banks. While the national banks are “only” €15bn short of the capital needed to meet Basel III rules, the cajas are said to be short €50bn. And there are fears that as higher ECB rates pile pressure onto mortgage-holders, this could multiply to as high as €120bn, or eight per cent of GDP.Optimists point out that eight per cent is a far cry from the yawning hole in Ireland’s bank balance sheets that has reached a stunning 45 per cent of GDP. Evolution Securities calls Spanish banks’ shortfalls “manageable”, even with some slowdown in growth. But the true size of the hole in Ireland only became apparent over months of upwards revisions and proclamations that it surely could not get any worse.Newedge’s Bill Blain says he is worried: “We suspect the country’s banks are going to struggle with property lending… and that Spain’s optimistic estimates of a mere €15bn bank capital will prove well short of the mark.”THE VERDICT | NOT YETPORTUGAL’S capitulation has bought breathing space for the Eurozone, and an immediate spread of the panic to Spain is unlikely.But the sovereign crisis is far from over, with markets still anticipating peripheral defaults.After months of over-promising and delivering half-measures, the key question euro leaders have to answer is why Spain shouldn’t be next.Even deficit reduction and steady growth won’t save Madrid from a market panic if the insolvent peripherals exhaust the patience and funds of Europe’s paymaster economies. FACT CHECKER KCS-content whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

The Boohoo share price has bounced back. Is it too late to bag a bargain?

first_img Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended NMC Health. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Alan Oscroft Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 28th May, 2020 | More on: BOO 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.center_img The Boohoo share price has bounced back. Is it too late to bag a bargain? Boohoo (LSE: BOO) has been one of the winners in the FTSE 100 crash. As the Covid-19 lockdown has closed all UK clothing stores, online sellers have been enjoying a boost in demand. I was surprised then, to see the Boohoo share price fall this week.From a high on Tuesday of 380p to the end of business on Wednesday, Boohoo shares lost 12% of their value. Things have reversed on Thursday, and the price has bounced back with a 17% gain, at the time of writing. But what’s been happening, and is this price uncertainty providing us with a buying opportunity?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…Boohoo share priceWe’re too late to take advantage of this week’s dip. As it stands, the Boohoo share price is now up 30%, so far, in 2020. But that alone doesn’t mean we should turn away.The price fall came as a result of a short-selling attack on the company. Fortunately, it’s not from Muddy Waters, as an attack from that renowned company can be enough to crush a stock. Muddy Waters attacked NMC Health earlier in the year, accusing it of balance sheet manipulation and inflated asset purchases, among other misdeeds. The resulting exposure of the firm’s finances, and those of founder BR Shetty, have led to a share price collapse and the cancellation of NMC’s London listing. And it’s brought about the financial downfall of Shetty too.Cashflow questionsIn the Boohoo case, the attacker is the UK’s Shadowfall, which has accused Boohoo of presenting a “misleading impression” of its cashflow. Shadowfall alleges an overstatement of £32.2m. But it certainly hasn’t had the same effect on the Boohoo share price as the Muddy Waters attack on NMC.One of Shadowfall’s claims is that Boohoo treated subsidiary PrettyLittleThing as a wholly-owned investment when it actually owned 66%. Boohoo’s rapid response, on Thursday, was to announce the acquisition of the remaining 34%. There’s an initial consideration of £269.8m, potentially rising to £323.8m. Boohoo said: “The acquisition is expected to be significantly earnings enhancing on a fully diluted basis with immediate effect.” That announcement was just what the Boohoo share price needed.Prior to that, Boohoo had issued a note of its own saying it “strongly refutes the allegations made in the research note.” The company went on to point out that its annual results contain “clear definitions, alongside a full reconciliation down to net cash flow for the financial year.” It also explained it had an option to acquire the remaining 34% minority shareholding in PrettyLittleThing.Buy or sell?What does all this mean for shareholders, and is the Boohoo share price attractive? I think it’s unlikely there’ll be much substance coming from this short selling note. I see Boohoo shrugging it off and carrying on with business as usual.I think it’s a good business too, and I expect profitable expansion in the years to come. The only thing I don’t like is the Boohoo share price valuation. On a forward P/E for the current year of a massive 60, I see no safety margin there at all.I wish you well if you’re a growth share investor, but it’s still too risky for me. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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DP Poland’s share price slumps! Here’s why I’d buy the UK share today

first_img Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. UK share prices continue to struggle for momentum on Friday as fears of Federal Reserve rate hikes saps confidence. The FTSE 100 for instance was last down half a percent from last night’s close and dealing at one-week lows. And the DP Poland (LSE: DPP) has really taken a pasting too following the release of fresh trading numbers.DP Poland — the master franchisee of the Domino’s Pizza brand in the Eastern European country — was trading 12% lower on Friday at 8.75p per share. It had touched 15-day troughs of 8.51p earlier in the session.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…Losses soar despite sales jumpUK share traders took fright following news that DP Poland’s losses had widened considerably during 2020. It said that pre-tax losses had ballooned to £5.8m last year, from £3.5m in 2019, as costs leapt.Revenues at DP Poland rose 7% year-on-year in 2020 to £15m as system sales increased 5% to £17.4m. Sales were hit hard at the company’s restaurants due to Covid-19 lockdowns in Poland during the spring and autumn. But this was more than offset by the boom in the food delivery market as people stayed at home.According to chief financial officer Malgorzata Potkanska: “The group, with its short delivery times, contactless payments and contactless delivery/collection service has benefitted from this sector’s growth despite the unfortunate circumstances.”However, DP Poland’s profits column took a almighty whack from soaring costs. Direct costs surged 10% year-on-year in 2020 to £13m, caused in large part by a “substantial” rise in the country’s national minimum wage. Increased maintenance costs for its fleet of delivery scooters, and costs related to the provision of personal protection equipment (PPE), also hit the bottom line.Margins at the business dramatically shrank to 1.9% in 2020 from 9.8% a year earlier.Why I’d buy DP PolandDP Poland also provided a trading update for the first five months of 2021. Delivery sales were up 14% year-on-year and 28% from the corresponding 2019 period. The rise reflects the strength of the Polish food delivery market and the impact of DP Poland’s acquisition of rival pizza chain Dominion late last year.However, like-for-like system sales were down 1% year-on-year between January and May as coronavirus restrictions hit the company’s dine-in operations.There’s a lot I like about DP Poland. As master franchisee of Domino’s Pizza it benefits greatly from the enormous brand power of the American brand. It also gives UK share investors the chance to exploit one of Eastern Europe’s major emerging markets, a territory where soaring wealth levels could deliver strong and sustained growth in the food delivery market.That’s not to say it doesn’t carry some risk, of course. As 2020’s results show, rising costs are a problem it has to get to grips with. And the AIM-listed business also operates in a super-competitive marketplace. All that said, I still think this UK share has the tools to deliver delicious shareholder returns over the long term. 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Royston Wild | Friday, 18th June, 2021 | More on: DPP See all posts by Royston Wild I think the following UK growth share, identified by The Motley Fool’s crack team of analysts, is another top stock to buy today. Royston Wild 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.last_img read more

Candidates for City Commission split on single member districts

first_img TAGSAlice NolanApopka City CommissionDoug BanksonKyle BeckerSingle member districtSouth Apopka Ministerial AllianceYoung Kim Previous articleApopka pastor endorses Arrowsmith and BanksonNext articleHighland Manor: Save it, Move it, or Tear it Down? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. In the south Apopka community, and particularly with the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance, the issue of single member districts is an important topic. But has it risen to the level of an important campaign topic? Would the election of a candidate swing the balance on the City Council from “yes to no” or from “no to yes”? Are there voters who would vote for or against a candidate based on this issue alone?Today The Apopka Voice talks to the challengers for Seats #3 and #4 of the Apopka City Commission. What are their views on single member districts? How would they handle this issue? Would they simply vote yes or no? Would they spearhead the issue forward, or would they work against it if they were sworn in as a City Commissioner this spring?Doug Bankson is the Lead Pastor at Victory Church World Outreach and a candidate for the Apopka City Commission Seat #3. He was a member of the Apopka Charter Review Committee that met from November of 2013 until June of 2014 and studied this subject. That committee voted 7-0 against single member districts. His views on the subject have not changed.“I support at-large representation for some of the same reasons others are for single member districts, and that’s to have fair representation and support at the elected level,” he said.  “The difference is that size and distance effect how you can directly influence decision makers (example: national versus local have different dynamics due to proximity.) A smaller citizenry can go directly to all commissioners and persuade several votes, while single member districts may secure one, but eliminate others to fight for you over their own constituents. Therefore you can win the battle but lose the war. Orlando is five times larger than Apopka, and in that incident I would be for single member districts, but due to our size and ability to directly reach more elected officials, I would at this time support at-large representation.”Alice Nolan, also a candidate for Seat #3, is more open to the idea, but would want to slow the process down.“Everyone seems to have very strong feelings for one side or the other,” she said “The advantages of having single member districts are ideal in that the representatives are held accountable for their actions, and I feel that when you have a smaller area to cover more people are willing to run for the position. I believe that it could empower citizens to be more involved in their community without feeling overwhelmed by having too many representatives. However, there are cons to this as well. You have to live in your district to run, which creates the question if there are no citizens in that district that decide to run, do they now not have representation? Another con is redistricting, which happens as the city continuously grows. It is not uncommon for a line to go through part of a neighborhood community. Now neighbors have different representatives. This can make it hard for a representative to truly represent an area. If the City of Apopka wants to implement this, I hope that they take a close look into the cons and find ways to make it work for our city. This subject is too much on everyone’s heart to move quickly on or to be hasty with.”Nolan also added that if the single member district issue came to a vote while she was on the City Council, she would recommend to table it until everything could be worked out.Young Kim, owner of All-American Furniture in Apopka and a candidate for Seat #4 is perhaps the most outspoken on the subject. He emailed this response to The Apopka Voice:  “Our community has been segregated for generations between north and south Apopka.  And also with the recent growth and new housing developments, Apopka has become such a large city with so many separate and distinct communities such as Rock Springs Ridge, Errol Estates, the Sheeler Community and etc.  Splitting Apopka into 4 districts is the only way to accommodate the needs of these separate and unique communities.”Kyle Becker, also a candidate for Seat #4, is against single member districts, but would listen to differing opinions with an open mind. He emailed The Apopka Voice this response:“First, let me say that I have not had a chance to meet with the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance on this matter directly, but met a few of their members Monday at the event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and hope to formally meet with their Alliance in the coming weeks to hear their concerns and ideas.”“I currently support the structure of at-large seats as the basis of our City’s Council. The beauty of our election process is that any Apopka resident is able to step up and say ‘I represent the interests of Apopka’ without regard to what part of Apopka that candidate may be from. Are there unique challenges in the South Apopka area? There certainly are, and I am running because there are issues across Apopka as a whole that need to be addressed as well. As Commissioner, I will invest all time necessary to weigh impacts and interests from each portion of our city when making Council decisions.” Please enter your comment! 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Blackbaud shares State of the Not-For-Profit Industry Survey results

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 October 2008 | News Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Technology About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Blackbaud shares State of the Not-For-Profit Industry Survey results Blackbaud Europe today shared its findings from its 2008 European State of the Not-For-Profit Industry (SONI) Survey at the International Fundraising Congress in Holland.For the first time, the survey incorporates results from the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands.The SONI survey’s major findings are broken down into four categories: General Operations; Fundraising, Technology and Internet Usage; and Accountability and Stewardship.The Netherlands reported the greatest optimism for income in 2008 with a 78% expected increase. However, all three European countries were more optimistic in their organisations’ financial outlook in 2009. The survey was conducted nine or 10 months into the current credit crunch economic crisis but before the banking collapses of the past few weeks.The UK reported an expected 71% increase in total income, compared to 62% in Germany and 86% in the Netherlands.All three countries anticipated increased demand for their services. However, each country’s staffing increase outlooks for both 2008 and 2009 are similar and lower. This suggests that organisations expect that either existing staff will be more productive and/or use of technology will decrease the need for more staff.Andrew Mosawi, Blackbaud’s vice president of international business development, said: “Not only do the findings provide an overview of information for not-for-profits to better benchmark their operations, but the survey has also unearthed a large amount of very relevant data. We are looking forward to conducting an in-depth analysis with our partners at The Resource Alliance to draw some further insight into the findings.”The survey was distributed and administered online from 23 May to 20 June 2008 in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. Surveys were widely distributed via industry newsletters, targeted emails from associations, and emails to Blackbaud clients. There were a total of 466 respondents.All countries’ respondents expected online donations to increase: in the Netherlands it was 57% of respondents, 51% in Germany, and 45% in the UK. The main areas of fundraising were special events, major donor cultivation, and direct mail. Committed giving was highlighted as the common thread between the not-for-profits surveyed.The importance of online communications with donors was confirmed: 67% of UK, 54% of German, and 40% of Dutch respondents reported that communicating with their donors and other constituents over the web and through email is important.All respondents used the Internet primarily for email, fundraising, and e-newsletters.The future growth areas mentioned were discussion groups, blogs, and group fundraising.Technology underpinned many organisations’ success. Most of the not-for-profits surveyed felt that it is important to their organisation’s operations to have a unified database that contains all information on donors and constituents. By contrast, fewer than half of the organisations actually had unified databases.Stewardship and accountability were most important in Germany, with more than 60% of not-for-profit respondents there identifying an increased focus on this area. In addition, donors in the Netherlands and Germany are asking that contributions be restricted for certain purposes.This can cause problems for charities: 54% of UK not-for-profits identified difficulty in receiving funds for general operating purposes.Alan Bird, the Resource Alliance’s director of marketing and communications said: “This survey is the first of what is going to be an invaluable service to all European fundraisers. The Resource Alliance is delighted to have helped in its success this year.“As fundraisers increasingly learn from what their colleagues are doing elsewhere in the world, it’s becoming even more important to be able to benchmark and compare how they operate with what their peers do.”The full report will be available for download from 1 November 2008 atwww.blackbaud.co.uk  29 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Growth Energy Calls Bill Introduced by Feinstein and Coburn Shortsighted

first_img SHARE Dianne FeinsteinSenators Dianne Feinstein and Tom Coburn have introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2013. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis says the legislation is short-sighted and will gut the most successful energy policy enacted in the last four decades, the Renewable Fuel Standard. He says the bill is based on false, misleading information. Buis says corn ethanol is not the cause of high food prices. He notes the World Bank has outlined how crude oil prices are responsible for 50 percent of the increase in food prices since 2004. Buis says countless studies have shown record-high oil prices and other factors are the true culprits of driving up food prices. As for environmental benefits, Buis points out that corn ethanol has been shown to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 59 percent. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Dec 12, 2013 Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter The 13.3 billion gallons of ethanol produced in 2012, he continues, has the effect of reducing emissions by 33.4 million tons — the equivalent of removing 5.2 million cars and light duty trucks off the road. If legislation like this were to move forward, Buis says it would embrace the status quo of our dependence on foreign oil, concede we are no longer serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and seek to pursue a policy that would result in massive upheaval and job loss in today’s booming rural economy. Facebook Twitter Home Energy Growth Energy Calls Bill Introduced by Feinstein and Coburn Shortsighted Growth Energy Calls Bill Introduced by Feinstein and Coburn Shortsighted Previous articleTPA Bill Could Move in Congress Early 2014Next articleHouse Approves Short-Term Farm Bill Extension Gary Truittlast_img read more

Indiana Farm Bureau Women Well Represented at AFBF Convention

first_img Previous articleSenate Sends USCMA to President TrumpNext articleRobotic Dairy Experience Coming to Fair Oaks Eric Pfeiffer SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Jan 22, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE Indiana Farm Bureau Women Well Represented at AFBF Convention INFB 2nd Vice President Isabella Chism (left) and Margaret Gladden (right) in Austin, TX for the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.Indiana was well represented at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention that concluded yesterday in Austin, TX in many ways, including the Women’s Leadership Committee. Indiana Farm Bureau 2nd Vice President Isabella Chism serves as Vice Chair and she explains the goals of the committee.“Right now, we’re just promoting these women. We’re helping encourage them. We have meetings specifically for them and then we also encourage them to get involved in other areas because there’s a voice there that needs to be cultivated and a conversation that they can really bring a lot of story to.”Margaret Gladden from Danville, IN was elected to represent the Midwest on the committee this week.“I am very passionate about agriculture and women in agriculture, and I want us to continue and grow because there are so many women out there that do have a role in agriculture, and I want us to build this.”Gladden really wants to see more women get involved.“People think, ‘Well, it’s just for my husband. It’s not for me,’ but a wife plays just as much of a role on the farm. There are also women that are in ag related jobs of any kind that’s not on the farm. They can get involved and have a voice in agriculture.”Cindy Ramsey from Shelbyville also represented Indiana on the Women’s Leadership Committee for the past two years.The Women’s Leadership Committee started a donation drive at last year’s convention to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. They more than doubled their goal, raising $237,000. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau Women Well Represented at AFBF Conventionlast_img read more

French journalist’s expulsion signals official nervousness

first_img Receive email alerts May 21, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Russia RSF_en to go further News RussiaEurope – Central Asia February 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French journalist’s expulsion signals official nervousness Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing News Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that French freelance journalist Anne Nivat was forced to leave Russia today after spending 10 days gathering information about opposition groups in the provinces.“It is very disturbing that that the federal immigration authorities cited political as well as bureaucratic reasons for withdrawing Nivat’s business visa.” Reporters Without Borders said. “Does this mean that it is a crime in Russia to interview representatives of the legal opposition, including ones who are well-established?“It is also shocking to learn that the immigration officials knew everything about her movements during the preceding days in a remote region. The authorities seem to be getting more and more nervous in the run-up to the presidential election, when there is every chance that things may not run according to plan. How far are they prepared to go?”Nivat was escorted to a police station in Vladimir (200 km east of Moscow) at around 7 p.m. on 10 February and was interrogated for about four hours by members of the Federal Immigration Department. Referring to an “administrative offence,” they finally cancelled her business visa and replaced it with a transit visa requiring that she leave the country within three days.At the same time, they clearly told her that her meetings with opposition representatives in Vladimir and the far-north region of Karelia were “not appreciated.”A respected specialist in Russian and Caucasian issues who has visited Russia many times in the past, Nivat had arrived in Russia on 31 January to investigate the opposition in the regions. It is not easy for freelance journalists to obtain a press visa.She told Reporters Without Borders: “It particularly bothered me after visiting Russia for 10 years to have proof that the authorities knew all about my meetings. This incident is evidence of a tougher line being taken on the eve of a presidential election whose outcome is unpredictable.”The political and media climate accompanying the campaign for the 4 March presidential election is unprecedented. Ever since last December’s disputed parliamentary elections, demonstrations of a size not since in the Soviet Union’s fall have been taking place to demand “fair elections.”The opposition has managed to get some coverage on the governmental TV stations. Several newsrooms seem to be swinging between a return to relative outspokenness and sudden dismissals. Political clashes are also widespread on the Internet, accompanied by DDoS attacks, email hacking and propaganda campaigns. May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Police Announce DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint for Tonight, Location Not Disclosed

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Pasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, August 14, 2015 , at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. “Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 5 lives and resulted in 75 injury crashes harming 112 of our friends and neighbors,” said Pasadena Police Chief, Phillip L. Sanchez.Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. Drugs which may impair driving not only include illegal narcotics, but many prescription drugs, marijuana, and even some over-the-counter medications.DUI Checkpoints are placed i n I ocati ons based on col I isi on statistics and frequency of DU I arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Pasadena Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver — Call 9-1-1’. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News More Cool Stuff Subscribe Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Public Safety Police Announce DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint for Tonight, Location Not Disclosed Published on Monday, August 10, 2015 | 11:59 pm HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more