Sunday 20 February 2011 11:24 pm ANGLO Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society were behind the spike in emergency borrowing from the European Central Bank, as they seek a speedy sale of their deposit books.The two troubled lenders, at the heart of Ireland’s financial crisis, are selling deposits and corresponding assets as part of a wind-down of their operations under an EU/IMF bailout deal.To ensure a sale within the next week, they have had to withdraw the underlying assets, around €15bn (£12.7bn) in state-backed IOUs, as collateral from the normal week-long ECB borrowing facility and swap them instead for emergency overnight loans, a source said.The source said the spike in ECB overnight funding, which caused a stir across European markets last week, could continue even after a sale because the buyer of the deposits, expected to be a bank in Ireland, would have to wait until the next ECB weekly refinancing operation to switch out of the more expensive overnight facility.“It’s possible this spike in overnight borrowings could last for a couple of weeks,” said the source. ECB overnight borrowings hit more than €16bn on Friday, the highest amount since June 2009. KCS-content whatsapp Irish Nationwide and Anglo Irish behind borrowing spike More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULL
Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Airtel Africa Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Airtel Africa Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$30.62M (NGN11.71B). An average of US$2.55M (NGN975.9M) per month.Airtel Africa Plc Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileAirtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa. Airtel Africa offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services both nationally and internationally. The Group aims to continue providing a simple and intuitive customer experience through streamlined customer journeys. Airtel Africa Plc is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchange
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Stock markets crashed hard this year and are still picking up the pieces. But what’s true for stock markets as a whole isn’t true for each and every share. At the Motley Fool we have pointed out time and again stocks that have performed exceptionally during this time. Among these are gold mining stocks.As stocks became riskier investments, suddenly gold’s value as a safe-haven asset became more apparent. And with that, the fortunes of gold miners. Like Petropavlovsk (LSE: POG), which operates mines in Russia. According to IG research, it was the best-performing gold stock in the first half of 2020, with a share price return of 122%. 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…Gold price run-up to continuePOG has run up another 33% since and is now sitting close to multi-year highs. But I think there’s a likelihood of more gains. The reason is this: world economy’s prospects are looking slightly better. But we are still far from robust growth because there’s still pandemic-related unpredictability to deal with. Forecasts also expect higher prices for the yellow metal going forward. Rising gold prices can be good for mining stocks, but only if the companies themselves are well positioned to benefit from the trend. This isn’t always the case. Consider the FTSE 250 company Centamin Mining. Its share price dropped a few days ago after it slashed production forecasts on detecting movement in one of its mine’s walls, making operations there unsafe. This is an operational risk that comes with the business. Its unfortunate for CEY that it came at a time when gold stocks are in favour. On this front, however, POG is well placed. Its production is robust, and it’s a profitable company as well. The downsidesThere are downsides to POG, however, when compared to other gold stocks. One, its earnings ratio is high at around 41 times. The FTSE 100 precious metals miner, Polymetal International, has a ratio of 11.3 times by comparison. Two, unlike either Polymetal or Centamin, POG doesn’t pay dividends. CEY’s dividend yield is presently at 6%, admittedly impacted by the fall in share price, but it was noteworthy even earlier. 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On the 70th anniversary of the mass murders of the civilian populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, on Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 respectively, a discussion in the U.S. corporate media has centered on the following question: Did the bombs force a Japanese surrender and avoid U.S. casualties?Historic studies have shown this to be the U.S. pretext rather than the reason for using the bombs. Photographs show the horror. Here we want to focus on the following questions: What was the class character of the two principal regimes fighting this war in the Pacific? What were their goals? Why did their confrontation lead to Washington using unspeakable weapons against a civilian population?Both the U.S. and Japan were imperialist countries. Both had capitalist economies, with wealth concentrated in a small number of ruling-class families in industry and banking. These ruling classes exploited the working classes at home. Japan ruled Korea and parts of China, where its ruling class invested capital, exploited local workers and looted raw materials. The U.S. ruled the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Hawaii, where it did the same.The two imperialist powers’ competition for control of the Pacific islands and East Asia led to World War II in the Pacific. The goal of each ruling class was control of the Pacific islands and East Asia. In neither Japan nor the U.S. did the laboring workers and farmers have anything to gain by a victory of “their” rulers.For U.S. imperialism, the goal was to smash the Japanese state so thoroughly that it would be subservient to Washington in the region. Today, U.S. imperialism still wants hegemony in that region, but this time with a rearmed Japanese ruling class as a junior partner in an alliance against People’s China.The Chinese and Korean peoples are still trying to get the Japanese rulers to admit to the crimes their military committed on the road to conquest. The current rightist Japanese Premier Shinzō Abe refuses to apologize and instead wants a rearmed and aggressive Japanese military. One such crime was the forced labor of Koreans in Hiroshima, which led to the death of as many as 20,000 Koreans there. ]The current rightist Japanese Premier Shinzō Abe refuses to apologize and instead wants a rearmed and aggressive Japanese military.Crimes of U.S. imperialismAs communists in the U.S., we focus on the crimes of U.S. imperialism. The ruling class used the vilest chauvinist and racist propaganda against the Japanese people, portraying them as subhumans, to mobilize the population to go to war and kill Japanese. These included interning people of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps and firebombing and atomic bombing Japanese civilians.The U.S. military learned how incendiary bombs can destroy cities from the British-U.S. attack on Hamburg in July 1943 that killed 43,000 German civilians and from the one on Dresden in February 1945 that burned or asphyxiated between 30,000 and 90,000 people, mostly refugees.After the U.S. had captured islands close to the main Japanese islands, the Air Force opened an incendiary bombing campaign that struck 68 Japanese cities, killing hundreds of thousands of people.The largest and most devastating of these attacks took place on March 7-8, 1945, when hundreds of B-29 bombers dropped 2,000 tons of incendiary bombs on a densely populated residential working-class suburb of Tokyo, burning 130,000 people to death. Washington had plans to continue this slaughter of Japanese civilians during an invasion, set to begin Nov. 1, 1945.U.S. imperialism’s first atomic bomb was detonated in a test on July 16, 1945. The U.S. ruling class would not hesitate one second to use this weapon against Japanese civilians if it believed this was effective in promoting its property interests and its profits. World Wars I and II showed how ready the ruling classes were to sacrifice their own workers and farmers, let alone those of the “enemy.”Hiroshima and Nagasaki were two of the few Japanese cities spared in the earlier firebombing campaign. They had no military value. With the war due to end soon in the Pacific — it ended in Europe on May 8 — Washington had a small window to test the two different types of nuclear fission weapons, one made with enriched uranium and the other with plutonium. In these two untouched cities the U.S. could observe what the weapons did as they killed 200,000 people quickly and another 150,000 slowly.The U.S. military could show the world what it was capable of. It later openly used the threat of nuclear bombs during the wars against Korea and Vietnam.Soviet Union declared warThe Japanese rulers, who already knew they were defeated, faced what they saw as an even greater threat than the A-bombs. The Soviet Union, a workers’ state, had just declared war. Wherever the Soviet Union occupied, it threatened not only Japanese sovereignty but the property rights of the Japanese ruling class.Although they hated to surrender to anyone, the Japanese rulers preferred to submit to the capitalist United States than to the socialist-oriented Soviet Union. Under the U.S. occupation of Japan, which lasted until 1950, Gen. Douglas MacArthur repressed the Japanese Communist Party and the trade unions.Where the Soviet Red Army marched in and helped force out the Japanese — in Manchuria, which is part of China, and northern Korea — the people freed themselves from Japanese imperialist rule and seized the property of the landlords and capitalists. That’s what the Japanese rulers feared more than the atomic bombing of their population.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar to go further Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years June 5, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lese-majeste accusations used to restrict freedom of expression Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the reinforcement of Internet censorship in Thailand, where 29 websites have been the target of lese-majeste accusations since 20 May. One of the BBC’s correspondents in Bangkok has also been accused of insulting Thailand’s revered monarchy.“Thai politicians are using the charge of lese-majeste as a pretext for suppressing criticism against themselves,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The targeted websites have not insulted the monarchy, they have criticised the Democrat Party. Political parties are using the monarchy to legitimise their activities. The current political situation is very delicate and the government fears a coup. The climate of paranoia does not bode well for free expression in Thailand.”Lese-majeste is defined by article 112 of the criminal code, which says that defamatory, insulting or threatening comments about the king, queen or regent are punishable by three to fifteen years in prison. It was Democrat Party assistant secretary-general Thepthai Senpong who asked information minister Man Pattanotai on 20 May to take measures against the 29 websites because of content considered by the party to be insulting towards the monarchy. In an interview for the “Khao Den Praden Ron” news programme on radio 96.5 MHz six days before, the minister was asked about bringing legal action against websites over content constituting lese-majeste. He replied: “Doing so will become a big scandal. We’d better suppress the news. Someone higher than me is of this opinion.”Interior minister Chalerm Yubamrung reported on 27 May that all the websites concerned had been examined and their editors contacted by the police so that they would “adjust” their content. He warned that website owners were also responsible for comments posted abroad, and that any negligence would be regarded as complicity.Jonathan Head, a BBC correspondent based in Bangkok, has been accused of lese-majeste by a critic of deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on the basis of photos on the BBC News website that were held to be insulting to the monarchy. The police have opened a formal investigation into the complaint.The Computer Crime Act that took effect on 18 July 2007 authorises the police to seize the computer data of people suspected of disseminating insulting or pornographic content online. The individual records of Internet users must be kept by ISPs for 90 days and can be examined by the authorities without referring to a judge. The police can also confiscate any computer if they suspect it has been used for illegal purposes.For more informationOn the blocked websites On lese-majeste: – http://facthai.wordpress.com/, – http://www.upiasiaonline.com On the case of Jonathan HeadThe text of the law is available here News Follow the news on Thailand Organisation Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom May 12, 2021 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific News News ThailandAsia – Pacific News June 12, 2020 Find out more August 21, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the reinforcement of Internet censorship in Thailand, where 29 websites have been the target of lese-majeste accusations since 20 May. One of the BBC’s correspondents in Bangkok has also been accused of insulting Thailand’s revered monarchy.
News Updates[Tablighi Jamaat] Cases From All Over UP To Be Transferred To 3 Districts; To Be Decided Within 8 Weeks: Allahabad HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay3 Oct 2020 8:29 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (30th September) directed that the cases pending against the members of Tablighi Jamaat in Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Lucknow Zones be transferred to Chief Judicial Magistrate, Lucknow.Likewise cases pending in Agra and Meerut Zones be transferred to Chief Judicial Magistrate, Meerut. Lastly, the cases pending in Bareilly Zone…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (30th September) directed that the cases pending against the members of Tablighi Jamaat in Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Lucknow Zones be transferred to Chief Judicial Magistrate, Lucknow.Likewise cases pending in Agra and Meerut Zones be transferred to Chief Judicial Magistrate, Meerut. Lastly, the cases pending in Bareilly Zone be transferred to Chief Judicial (10) Magistrate, Bareilly. The names of different districts which fall under the aforesaid zones have been mentioned in the Judgment attached below.Notably, the Division Bench of Justice Shashi Kant Gupta and Justice Shamim Ahmed was hearing the petition/application filed on behalf of the State of U.P. in pursuance of the order dated 6.8.2020 passed by the Apex Court with a prayer:-To transfer the cases registered against the members of Tablighi Jamat in different districts within their concerned zones or pass such other or further orders, which this Court may deem fit.Cases against the members of Tablighi JamaatIt may be noted that criminal prosecution was launched against the foreigners who had come to attend the conference of Tablighi Jamat held at New Delhi for violating the pandemic guidelines and committing penal offences. A Petition was filed by Maulana Ala Hadrami and others before the Apex Court challenging such criminal prosecutions instituted against the members of Tablighi Jamat.An Interim Application No. 84676 of 2020 was filed by interveners before the Apex Court raising two-fold grievances.One of the grievances raised was that a multitude of criminal cases are pending against members of Tablighi Jamat across the State of Uttar Pradesh and concerned Courts are granting bails imposing different conditions, and there is no uniformity in that regard. Secondly, the grievance was that due to the pendency of proceedings in different Courts, the accused in the concerned cases are facing logistical difficulties for which reason, as the cases involving the same issue; need to proceed for inquiry/trial before one Court in the State of Uttar Pradesh.It may be noted that the Supreme Court on Friday (04th September) had allowed the consolidation of multiple FIRs from Uttar Pradesh against foreign nationals for their alleged involvement in Tablighi Jamaat activities and agreed to transfer pending trials before specified courts.The Bench comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna had ordered the State Government to approach the Principal Bench of Allahabad High Court with an application to decide which, and how many, courts would take up the trials pending across various zones in UP.The Apex Court had issued the direction that:-“The prosecution in the present set of cases (State of Uttar Pradesh) shall forthwith move a formal application before the Principal Seat of the Allahabad High Court for appropriate relief(s), which we are certain would be considered in light of and in terms of order dated 06.08.2020 in reference to similar cases in the N.C.T. of Delhi. The application to be moved by the State of Uttar Pradesh may be dealt with preferably by the senior-most Judge of the Allahabad High Court, taking up the criminal assignment, expeditiously. After the application is moved by the State of Uttar Pradesh and is disposed of by the High Court, the Trial Court(s) shall endeavour to dispose of the concerned criminal cases within eight weeks from the date the same are transferred to such Court(s). We place on record that the parties have assured this Court that complete cooperation will be extended to the trial Court(s) for expeditious disposal of pending criminal cases including to participate in the proceedings through video conferencing.”The Court had also directed the High Court to identify the specific court(s) within a period of one week where all the matters may be listed for hearing.Notably, in paragraph 5 of the application/petition, it was stated that a large numbers of cases have been registered against the members of Tablighi Jamat in different districts of State of Uttar Pradesh. It has been further stated that in order to maintain law and order, the State of Uttar Pradesh has been divided into eight zones. Each zone comprises a number of districts.Arguments of the Counsel for the PetitionersManish Goyal, the counsel for the petitioners submitted that the Apex Court was also fully aware about the difficulties of the prosecution agency, as such, the Apex Court in its order dated 4.9.2020 has not specifically directed that the trial be conducted in a single Court, but instead has specifically used the words “trial Court (s)” giving discretion to this Court to transfer the cases to one or more Courts, as such, it has been prayed that the cases which are pending in various districts be transferred to at least 2 or 3 districts so that it could be decided in accordance with the directions passed by the Apex Court.High Court’s OrderAccordingly, the Court issued a direction to the Chief Secretary, State of Uttar Pradesh to transfer the criminal cases pending against the members of Tablighi Jamat in the manner as provided in the present Judgment (please refer to the initial paragraphs of this report).In view the directions issued by the Apex Court in its order dated 4.9.2020, the Court issued directions to the State as well as to the respective Courts for disposal of all the aforementioned cases as follows:1. The records of all the criminal cases pending against the members of Tablighi Jamat in different District Courts be transferred to their respective Courts as indicated hereinabove preferably within a period of 2 weeks from today.2. All the criminal cases pending against the members of Tablighi Jamat would be heard and decided by the respective Chief Judicial Magistrates as indicated hereinabove within 8 weeks from the date of receipt of the record by the concerned Courts.3. All the matters would be heard as far as possible by the concerned Courts through video-conferencing as the Apex Court while deciding the matter has categorically recorded the assurance of the parties that complete cooperation will be extended to the trial Courts for expeditious disposal of pending criminal cases including to participate in the proceedings through video conferencing.With this observation, this writ petition was finally disposed of.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
View post tag: Russia View post tag: Navy August 29, 2012 View post tag: Sevastopol Back to overview,Home naval-today BSF Sub Alrosa Heads for Homebase in Sevastopol, Russia View post tag: Homebase Share this article View post tag: Naval Having finished scheduled repair in mid-Aug and left Kronshtadt, the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) diesel-electric submarine Alrosa…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, August 29, 2012; Image: Sevastopol View post tag: BSF View post tag: sub Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: heads View post tag: Alrosa BSF Sub Alrosa Heads for Homebase in Sevastopol, Russia
Share this article View post tag: Dornier 228 Photo: Photo: Indian Navy The Indian Navy has commissioned its fifth Dornier aircraft squadron in a July 22 ceremony at Naval Air Enclave, Meenambakkam.The newest squadron, INAS 313, will operate 12 Dornier 228 aircraft built by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) under a production licence from former German aircraft manufacturer Dornier GmbH.A contract for procurement of 12 Dornier multi-role short range maritime reconnaissance (SRMR) aircraft was signed with HAL (Kanpur) in December 2016 with deliveries starting in January 2019.INAS 313 will be operating from Chennai International Airport. With commissioning of INAS 313, the State of Tamil Nadu will have three naval air bases.The new Dorniers are fitted with improved sensors and equipment which includes glass cockpits, advanced surveillance radar, ELINT, optical sensors and networking features. The aircraft would enhance Indian Navy’s maritime domain awareness through round the clock sensor based surveillance and provide targeting data in areas of operation to ward off terror and other threats from sea.“Commissioning of INAS 313 marks yet another milestone in our efforts towards enhancing maritime security and safeguarding our nation’s maritime interests,” Admiral Karambir Singh commented at the ceremony.Indian Navy Commissions Dornier Squadron INAS 313 at Chennai https://t.co/RUYMeOOE59 pic.twitter.com/bRZXTYVv1c— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) July 22, 2019 View post tag: Indian Navy
Charges Will Not Be Filed Against 4 EPD Officers In Excessive Force CaseDECEMBER 8TH, 2016 CHELSEA KOERBLER EVANSVILLE, INDIANA The prosecutor’s office will not file any charges against the four EPD officers accused of using excessive force during an arrest in October.The officers, Mark Decamps, Marcus Craig, Nick Henderson, and Sergeant Kyle Kassel were suspended after allegedly using force while arresting Mark Healy. They filed documents saying Healy fought with them during his arrest, but the body camera footage shows that was not the case.Police Chief Billy Bolin recommended that Craig, Decamps, and Henderson be fired and Sergeant Kassel be demoted.Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann says his office will dismiss the charge of resisting arrest against Healy.Charges will not be filed against any of the officers involved in this case. The Police Merit Commission will determine if the officers will be terminated and demoted.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Event Timing: May 7th, 2016 at 9:00 amEvent Address: BAREFOOT 5K Course on the Beach: 23rd-40th and back – 1 Mile Walk on the Beach: 23rd-18th and backCost: $10.00 for Students and $20.00 for Adults (Race Packet Includes: Bib number, Tee Shirt, refreshments after race)< Click here to register >Contact us: [email protected]*Race Day Registration and Race Packet Pick-Up will be from 7:00-8:45 at the edge of the Boardwalk on 23rd Street.**You MUST have a completed waiver form in order to participate in the event.* RequiredOcean City High School Key Club and TOMS present… The OCHS Key Club is hosting an amazing event in conjunction with TOMS: One For One Shoes. The event, One Day Without Shoes 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, is a barefoot run on beginning on the 23rd Street beach in Ocean City. Key Club is sponsoring this day to bring awareness to children’s health and education by going without shoes; for each race participant, TOMS will be donating a pair of shoes to a child in need.The idea of a 5K came from Key Club Treasurer, Senior Sammi Bornhardt. She learned of One Day Without Shoes and decided to create and support TOMS by holding a barefoot race/walk to get as many participants as possible. She wrote a grant that was accepted by Kiwanis International, as well as filled out the application for the City. She wrote to TOMS because, “we have many of the same beliefs as TOMS and we are founded on community service, helping those not only in our local community, but around the world. We hope to make an impact on the world, literally one (barefoot) step at a time.”Please save the date. We need you there! Also, please check out our Facebook page and LIKE us! Search for OCHS Key Club, One Day Without Shoes 5K…this page will keep you up to date with news as well.