first_img FRESH cracks appeared in the Coalition government yesterday after business secretary Vince Cable’s unguarded comments to undercover journalists as it emerged that several other Liberal Democrat ministers had attacked plans to scrap child benefit for higher rate taxpayers.The three senior ministers condemned chancellor George Osborne’s proposed policy, which will hit tens of thousands of stay-at-home mothers.The ministers revealed their concerns about the changes in benefits to Daily Telegraph reporters posing as Liberal Democrat voters.The ministers also revealed efforts to slow or stop Tory policies. Scottish secretary Michael Moore described the child benefit decision as “blatantly not a consistent and fair thing to do”. Business minister Ed Davey said the announcement had left him “gobsmacked” and said it had been “dreamt up out of the blue”. Pension minister Steve Webb said he had written to the chancellor to complain about the policy because the details were “not right”. The three men also voiced fears about other Coalition policies, including housing benefit reductions and the tuition fee increase. It is the first time that Liberal Democrat concern over child benefit cutbacks has surfaced, with opposition to the proposal previously coming from back-bench Conservative MPs. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the KCS-content Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Liberal Democrat ministers hit out at child benefit cutbacks Sharecenter_img whatsapp Tuesday 21 December 2010 8:47 pm 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 The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute whatsapp last_img read more

first_img In the second part of iGaming Business’ analysis of gambling advertising restrictions, we look at the unintended consequences of bans, possible alternatives to blanket prohibitions – and ask whether tackling advertising really gets to the root cause of the issue. Read part one here.DLA Piper’s Giulio Coraggio argues that by restricting advertising, legislators could even risk exacerbating problems.“If no gambling ad can be aired before 10.30pm or on specific channels, this obviously creates a concentration of gambling ads at a specific time of the day or on specific channels,” he explains.This, he says, effectively ensures that customers will feel they are being bombarded with gambling ads. Rather than setting out how and when these ads can be shown, he argues that restrictions on how many can be broadcast could be more effective.This approach is already being pursued by Sky, which announced last year that it would only allow one gambling ad to be broadcast during each commercial break, from the start of the 2019-20 football season.Not to be outdone, the UK betting sector then announced a voluntary ban on all gambling advertising before and after the start of sports broadcasts: the whistle-to-whistle ban. This also applies to all highlights shows and includes sponsorship of these programmes.Campaigners have already pointed out that viewers will still see plenty of gambling branding on football shirts and pitch-side advertising hoardings, while Sky CEO Stephen van Rooyen has attacked the move as a deflection tactic, given the bulk of operator marketing spend is focused online.Woodford, for his part, argues that whistle-to-whistle bans will have little positive effect, saying they will have a “damaging” economic effect on the UK’s commercial media landscape.Furthermore, he says it will only serve to hit consumers in the wallet. With sports broadcasting rights sold for billions, the broadcasters then look to recoup their investment through advertising sales.If they lose their main advertisers, they will inevitably look to increase the price of subscription packages for sports channels. They may be protected, but they will effectively pay for this protection.He says that the current self regulatory framework, developed in partnership with the Gambling Commission, already does much to restrict minors’ exposure to gambling advertising and to ensure that promotions are socially responsible.“Advertising self-regulation has the advantage of consensus-building through industry dialogue which leads to more business certainty,” Woodford continues. “It is also cost-effective (regulation at no cost to the taxpayer), flexible and evidence-based, achieving a good balance between consumer protection and business interests.”It is important to notice that a key driver behind the growing appetite for gambling advertising restrictions is a perceived growth in the prevalence of problem gambling.This has been thrown into sharp focus by a rapid rise in the number of fines issued for historical infractions of licence conditions by operators. In the UK alone, the Gambling Commission has handed out more than £47m in fines and penalty packages since 2015.The vast majority of cases stem from failings in operators’ social responsibility processes, with action not taken to check the source of their funds, or to intervene when player spend rapidly increases. This suggests failings are to be found in a different part of their business – though most are historical – and are only announced after the issue has been addressed.It could ultimately be argued that these past failings are simply having an effect on operators’ present activities. This, in turn, is prompting politicians to grab for the low-hanging fruit of attacking the gambling industry. Yet this may ultimately lead to an outright ban on gambling, which is clearly the goal of many campaigners.2019, then, is a crucial year for the industry in Europe; how operators address the shift in public opinion and work with governments and regulators over the coming months could define the sector’s long-term future. Casino & games In the second part of iGaming Business’ analysis of gambling advertising restrictions, we look at the unintended consequences of bans, possible alternatives to blanket prohibitions – and ask whether tackling advertising really gets to the root cause of the issue. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Promotional Nightmares: part two Regions: Europe UK & Ireland Nordics Southern Europe Denmark Italy Spain 18th February 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Slot Machines Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Slots Horse racing Email Addresslast_img read more

first_imgPowerspeed Electrical Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe OTC under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Powerspeed Electrical Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Powerspeed Electrical Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Powerspeed Electrical Limited (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileIMPORTANT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS HELD ON 14 DECEMBER 2020 RESOLVED TO DELIST FROM THE ZIMBABWE STOCK EXCHANGE. OTC TRADING OF SHARES IS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION. READ MORE >> Powerspeed Electrical is a leading supplier of electrical, hardware, building and home improvement products and services; trading through its own chain of hardware retail outlets known as Electrosales Hardware. The company supplies electrical products and solutions to the painting, plumbing, electrical, building, hand and power tools, outdoor and gardening, and automotive industries in Zimbabwe. Powerspeed Engineering is a subsidiary company involved in rewinding electric motors, supplying industrial fans and ducting for commercial and industrial applications, fabrication of non-standard steel products and structures, and commercial and industrial light fittings, heating elements, distribution boards and domestic irons. The engineering division is the amalgamation of three leading industrial engineering companies; Airflo, Relmo and ELS.last_img read more

first_imgUganda’s president pledges to rebuild Anglican Martyrs shrine in Namugongo Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Africa, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service [Anglican Communion News Service] President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni, has pledged government funds to help re-build the Anglican Martyrs Shrine at Namugongo. His comments were made as a reported four million pilgrims descended on the area June 3 for Martyrs Day services. Reports indicate that an estimated 700,000 of them were at the service at the Anglican shrine. The museum at the Anglican site re-opened after refurbishment ahead of a visit by Pope Francis in 2015. There are now plans to improve the shrine itself.Read the full article here. Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Posted Jun 4, 2018 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From Florida Hospital “The added pressure to buy more and spend more grows, and by the time we get to Christmas, we tend to lose focus,” says Stephanie Arguello, MPH, CREATION Health consultant.So, how do you overcome these enormous, constant-purchase pressures?You become a mindful shopper.And Arguello shares her tips on how to master the art of mindful shopping for your whole health this holiday.1. Be present over presents“Getting and giving presents can tend to take over the holiday, instead of putting the focus on simply spending time with family, friends and loved ones,” comments Arguello. She adds that becoming so caught up in purchasing gifts can cause both emotional and financial hardship, which only adds to personal stress and pressure around this time of year.“Taking the priority away from a material item and back on the people in your life helps to shift your mindset back to what’s important over the holidays.” And it will also reduce your purchase pressure to shop until you and your wallet drop.2. Be more awareYou know it’s coming, but somehow, you just never feel quite prepared. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Midnight Madness. Early-Bird Deals. They. Just. Keep. Coming.So, before the shopping season, take a mindful moment to mentally prepare yourself for what’s ahead, advises Arguello. “It’s hard to ignore it, so just be aware that you are going to see a lot more influence and pressure to shop just about everywhere you go, and on every screen or device in your view.”With this, Arguello says to “control the controllables.” This means unsubscribing to some email lists, or sending them to an unchecked folder for the holiday season to reduce temptation and the heavy pressure to “click.”And it seems obvious, but have a mantra for yourself: “I don’t have to buy something just because it’s on sale.”3. Set boundariesThis takes awareness and preparing to another level. Go into the holiday shopping season with your limits in place. And stick to them.Arguello recommends, “Make a gift budget and list ahead of time that includes all of the gifts that you must purchase and start your shopping a couple of months ahead of the busy shopping season. Get gifts over time that mean something. Don’t wait until last minute when the tension in stores is higher. Setting a budget and limits also reduces the initial financial impact all at once.”You can use this same approach and purchase a few “extra” gifts to have on hand. “I always shop throughout the year, picking up some small gifts when I see them on sale. I keep a drawer of these things handy so if a last-minute dinner invitation or event comes up, I have something ready and don’t have to rush out to the store last minute.”4. Mind your environment“Your environment influences your health and state of mind. So, if the bustling holiday shopping environment stresses you out, consider shopping during off times or online,” suggests Arguello.Waiting to shop a week before Christmas is sure to wreak havoc on your stress levels. Having a shopping plan with exactly what item you are buying for a specific person and at what store will help you stay on track and in control.If you like to shop online, it’s a great way to boost convenience, do your research and price compare. If you want to purchase in-store, starting out online to see what’s available or calling ahead to reserve an item could save a lot of time and keep overspending in check. “Use technology to your advantage,” says Arguello.5. Encourage the gift of healthThis is true for yourself and those for which you are shopping.Arguello comments, “Think about what message is in the gift you are giving. Gifts that encourage healthy behaviors like working out, such as a nice water bottle or exercise clothes, tell someone that you want to help them reach their personal goals; it tells them that you care.”And don’t forget to take care of yourself, too. The holidays naturally bring an element of stress, so rest, get enough sleep, be mindful of enjoying the personal time with friends and family, maintain self-care and incorporate healthy nutrition and exercise into your daily routines.“Don’t put too much responsibility on your plate. Sometimes you can’t go to everything and that’s okay. Give yourself permission to take a break, and have a plan for how you will find balance in your daily nutrition and exercise with the temptations of the holiday overindulgence all around you.” says Arguello.This could be encouraging family members to go for walk after a large meal, or skipping the sweets and gooey cinnamon buns at the food court while shopping. Every healthy choice goes a long way this time of year.6. Get creativeCan your holiday gift list be whittled down? If you have a large family, consider a gift swap or secret Santa exchange so that each family member can focus on buying one thoughtful gift for one person. This helps with everyone’s budget and stress.“Get creative with how your family and friends exchange gifts, and think about how you can make a gift something intangible, like an experience, too,” says Arguello. It’s never too late to redefine what a gift means for yourself and your family.7. Focus on gratitudeLastly, Arguello reminds us to refocus on what the season is all about. Find opportunities to show thanks for what you have in your life, find ways to “gift” your time by giving back to the community and encourage your family and friends to do the same.Helping others is a gift for others and yourself. When you give back, you get back the greatest gift of all: gratitude, hope, and faith in the holiday spirit.Learn more about CREATION Health at Florida Hospital. 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first_imgHe also said that he had volunteered for the allegation of not acting on a complaint to be investigated independently, and that no complaint or disclosure was ever made to him.  329 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Chartered Institute of Fundraising logo The independent investigation into the complaint of sexual harassment against a member of the Institute is ongoing. Anyone who has experienced sexual harassment by a member of the Chartered Institute or at one of its events, no matter when that incident happened, is encouraged to follow its complaints process. It also has a dedicated helpline with Tell Jane to provide confidential support and advice in understanding how a complaint will be handled. The free phone helpline is 0800 689 0843, and it is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).  Trustees of the Chartered Institute said: The investigation included a review of all available evidence, seeking new evidence, and making direct contact with parties involved.  Advertisement Tell Jane have given their conclusion in a report submitted to the Chartered Institute’s Board following the allegation that was made on social media in spring 2021. Commenting, the Board of Trustees apologised to those who had been let down and said: Melanie May | 9 June 2021 | News “My commitment, and that of my fellow trustees, to improving both our internal processes and the culture in the sector is unwavering and we continue to recognise there is a great deal to achieve.  We thank the fundraising community for their support, feedback and participation in driving improvements for all fundraisers in the future. “We know that our culture and processes have let people down in the past and recognise that these have led to individuals not feeling supported to raise concerns or make  complaints about harassment. As a Board of Trustees we want to apologise again to all those who have been let down by the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. We are truly sorry.” “My thoughts are with those who have been let down by our past complaints handling, policies and procedures. I offer my sincere apologies to anyone who has suffered harm. It’s vitally important to ensure that the fundraising community is safe.”“Under my leadership the Institute started to improve its handling of complaints about sexual harassment, and I’m glad that creating safe and inclusive spaces for everyone remains a priority for the Chartered Institute moving forward.” “I would like to thank Tell Jane for the thorough and independent investigation.  It is enormously important to me that we get things right for victims of bullying, harassment and abuse in the sector. In March 2021, the Board agreed an action plan that accepted in full recommendations by Tell Jane to ensure the Institute and the profession is more inclusive of and safe for all fundraisers. Members have been advising the Institute on these changes and new advisory groups are being set up to lead and champion this work within the Institute and the profession, with progress on this to be reported at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s AGM next month. More on this can be read here. Peter Lewis also commented, saying: Independent investigation concludes no wrongdoing by former CIoF Chief AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “The independent investigation conducted by Tell Jane into the allegation that Peter Lewis received a complaint in 2014, and did nothing about it, found no wrongdoing on Peter’s part. Peter also played no part in the investigation into a member’s conduct in 2019 due to the potential conflict of interest.” An independent investigation conducted by HR consultancy Tell Jane has concluded no wrongdoing by Chartered Institute of Fundraising former Chief Executive Peter Lewis in relation to an allegation that a complaint of sexual harassment was made to him in 2014 which he did not act upon. Claire Rowney, Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, also commented, saying: About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this March 23 — The emergency $1.8 trillion rescue bill for the combination COVID-19 and economic crisis stalled in the Senate last night. Democratic senators balked at saluting an open and obvious Republican giveaway to the super-rich who own and control the U.S. economy.Observers expect the two capitalist parties that dominate U.S. political life — Republican and Democratic — will reach a “compromise,” as there is pressure on the Democrats to give in. The resulting bill, which the president is expected to sign, might provide a few more crumbs for the workers.These are the same working people of all nationalities and skills who the whole country can now see are indispensable for the functioning of society. With many other workers and students forced to stay at home and shelter in place, medical caregivers, sanitation workers, food workers of all kinds from the farm to the supermarket and those who deliver goods and transport people are showing they are really essential to modern society.Karl Marx wrote that the history of humanity has been a history of class struggle. The appearance of the new virus and the market crash only exacerbated that class struggle between the biggest capitalists and the working class. Now the U.S. ruling class is pursuing every stop to make sure it gets all or nearly all of the nearly $2 trillion first installment provoked by the crisis. The March 21 New York Times “quote of the day” indicated how in the struggle between workers and their bosses, the bosses are giving full attention to this government relief package. It quotes Democratic House Representative Ro Khanna of California: “The only industry that hasn’t been slowed down by the virus is the lobbying industry.” Khanna was referring to “the frantic efforts by lobbyists of all stripes to get a piece” of those trillions.The capitalists want it allAs usual, the super-rich capitalists want it all. And the record of the Trump administration and the Republican Party is to give everything away to the rich. From the beginning, Trump gave the capitalists and the corporations a trillion dollars in tax cuts, opened up government lands to plunder and constricted the rights of workers to organize. The record of the Democratic Party leadership is to put up some token opposition and then capitulate. That’s what the Democrats did last week with the first emergency bill that was supposed to give the public health system some way of containing the virus. Some $58 billion of the money appropriated was earmarked instead to subsidize the airlines industry.That bill’s major provisions were supposed to make it possible for workers to stay at home when they’re sick so they wouldn’t spread the virus − paid sick leave for all. In the end this provision covered only a quarter of the working class.The paid sick leave provision omitted those 48 percent of workers who are employed by giant corporations like Amazon, Walmart, Burger King, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, etc., which employ more than 500 people and don’t give paid sick leave. It potentially omits the 27 percent of workers employed by small businesses with fewer than 50 workers.Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander was so opposed to ordering paid sick leave — in his ideological panic that it might become a permanent rule — that he prevented a better plan from being enacted and almost shot down the entire first emergency bill.Republican Sen. Richard Burr not only protected the property of the super-rich, but he increased his own. He used his insider knowledge about the pandemic from being chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee to “unload 33 stocks owned by him and his spouse” just before the crash. You can read about this in a March 22 article in The Guardian by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. ( all the big corporations are using their lobbyists and their other means of pressuring elected representatives to make sure that the $1.8 trillion package, allegedly aimed at preventing an economic collapse, serves their particular, narrow interests, just as Burr did. They want bailouts for their industry, interest-free loans, etc. Meanwhile there is no equally strong voice for the working class.The biggest noise from the Democratic Party leadership — an accomplice to this giveaway — came when spokesperson Sen. Chuck Schumer complained about the proposed bill. Schumer told reporters on March 22 that the bill as currently written would give bailouts to major corporations without accountability and that it would not provide enough funding for health care workers on the front lines.This same Democratic leadership already made a big contribution to big business by pushing down the Bernie Sanders’ candidacy. Despite Sanders’ limitations — staying safely within the capitalist framework — he at least raised some major points on March 17 regarding an emergency package. ( called for a monthly $2,000 payment to every U.S. household for the duration of the coronavirus crisis; for unemployment insurance of up to 100 percent of a worker’s prior salary with a cap of $75,000; a moratorium on evictions, foreclosures and utility shutoffs; and a waiver on all student loan payments.Sanders also called for Medicare to pick up the medical costs related to COVID-19 and for the federal government to coerce suitable industries to produce needed medical materials. Trump is instead trying to coax or bribe corporations into stepping up, so far with little success.To the extent the final compromise bill lacks vital gains for the workers, it will show how much the Democratic leadership has capitulated to the corporate thieves and their representatives in Congress. It will also show further how a system based on profit is ill-equipped to protect the health of the people.last_img read more

first_img Is China Making Progress on Phase One Deal? We’ll Know More Next Week Previous articlePurdue Sophomore Wins Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet and the Risks of Planting in Upcoming Cold Weather on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articleFarm Bankruptcies on the Rise Amid COVID-19 Pandemic NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Beijing hasn’t yet removed many of its dumping duties on U.S. imports. Trump recently told reporters that he’d be able to tell them within the next two weeks if he’s happy with how the trade deal is progressing. Home Indiana Agriculture News Is China Making Progress on Phase One Deal? We’ll Know More Next… By NAFB News Service – May 7, 2020 The planned phone call will be the first time the Chinese Vice Premier and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will talk about the agreement since it was signed in January. That was just before COVID-19 hit the world’s two largest economies and turned the world’s global supply chains upside down. Facebook Twitter Trade numbers this week showed a sharp drop in U.S. exports to China when compared to the 2017 benchmark levels, which in turn caused doubt that Beijing would meet its obligation to buy at least $262 billion in U.S. agriculture, manufacturing, and energy goods. Top negotiators from China and the U.S. will talk next week about the progress on the Phase One Trade Deal between the two countries. Bloomberg says the move comes after President Donald Trump threatened to terminate the agreement if Beijing doesn’t meet its obligations. Relations have been strained since the coronavirus outbreak. Trump says China misled the world about the scope and risk of the disease. China says U.S. officials are trying to “shift their responsibility for the poor handling of the disease.” SHARElast_img read more

first_imgNews to go further Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet There are no longer any journalists in prison in Cuba. The last one was Albert Santiago Du Bouchet, who arrived in Spain today along with 36 other Cuban dissidents who were released on condition that they agree to go into exile. The head of the independent Habana Press agency, Du Bouchet had been detained since 18 April 2009 and was serving a three-year jail sentence on a charge of “disrespect for authority.” His landmark release comes one month after the last dissident journalists still held since the March 2003 “Black Spring” crackdown were freed.“Although Du Bouchet has had to go into exile, his release takes on particular significance when you remember that just a year ago Cuba was still one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists, alongside China, Iran and Eritrea,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We welcome this important step and we will keep it in mind.“However, this conciliatory gesture does not in any way exempt the Cuban authorities from the requirement to honour the international undertakings they gave in 2008 by signing two UN conventions on civil and political rights, which are still pending ratification. To fulfil these obligations, they must accept pluralism, allow media to operate outside state control, stop suppressing free speech and grant all Cubans access to an unfiltered Internet.”The international community, for its part, must encourage Cuba’s political evolution. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call of the lifting of the unjust US embargo of Cuba that has been in place since 1962. It also urges the European Community to review its “common position” on Cuba, which conditions a normalization of diplomatic relations on respect for human rights.The Cuban government’s “opening” is still extremely limited. This can be seen in the still high number of brief arrests of dissidents who dare to demand more freedom. The foreign media is not spared either. Only yesterday, Spanish journalist Carlos Hernando, a contributor to Spain’s Intereconomía media group and the maker of a short documentary about Cuban dissident journalist Guillermo Fariñas, was arrested and held for five hours in Havana. Accused of “counter-revolutionary activity,” he was ordered to leave Cuba within 48 hours.Fariñas, the 2010 winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, was placed under house arrest restrictions this week in his home town of Santa Clara after new protests there.Separately, Reporters Without Borders hopes very shortly to know the reasons for the arrest and detention since 11 July last year in Cuba of Sebastián Martínez Ferrate. He is a Spanish former producer and freelance journalist who in 2008 produced a report on child prostitution in Cuba. He ceased his activities in 2009 well before his last visit to Cuba.”Reporters Without Borders hopes, in the absence of clear explanations on the part of the Cuban authorities, that this detention is not connected to the journalistic work previously carried out by Sebastián Martínez Ferrate,” the organization said.“The Cuban government has, according to our sources, apparently put forward reasons relating to national security. We have not forgotten that this type of argument has regularly been used to send to prison journalists who were only carrying out their duties.” RSF_en CubaAmericas May 6, 2020 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba Receive email alerts Newscenter_img RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News CubaAmericas April 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No more journalists left in Cuban prisons after dissidents flown to Spain News Help by sharing this information Organisation October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNews April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information April 15, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Organisation RSF_en center_img During a court appearance today in Rabat, jailed newspaper editor Ali Lmrabet said two men visited him yesterday in his cell and threatened to accuse him of trafficking in hashish within the prison where he is serving a three-year sentence for “insulting the person of the king.”Addressing the journalists present in the courtroom, who included many correspondents for the Spanish press, Lmrabet said his two visitors warned him that, if he continued writing articles for the foreign news media from prison, they would hide large amounts of hashish among his personal effects while he was outside his cell.Since being imprisoned on 13 May, Lmrabet has had several articles published in the foreign news media including the French daily Le Monde and the magazine Courrier International.His appearance in court today was unrelated to the case for which he is currently in jail. It stems from a charge in 2001 that he published “false information disturbing or likely to disturb the peace” in his now banned weekly Demain Magazine. He was convicted and sentenced on 21 November 2001 to four months in prison and a fine of 30,000 dirhams (about 3,000 euros) but the Rabat prosecutor’s office immediately appealed.The appeal was to have been heard today, but it was postponed at the request of Lmrabet’s lawyers, because they had not been given copies of all the documents in the case file.The official reason for the 2001 charge was an article headlined, “Skhirat Palace said to be up for sale.” But in Lmrabet’s view, the real reason was the publication in the 27 October 2001 issue of Demain Magazine of extracts from a book about Morocco entitled “The Last King” by Le Monde reporter Jean-Pierre Tuquoi. As a result of the 2001 conviction, Demain Magazine was banned for a month. News Receive email alerts Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News June 8, 2021 Find out more Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists October 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Imprisoned editor Ali Lmrabet threatened in his celllast_img read more