RBS may sell £1bn Spanish property unit

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Reform needed – but City vital to UK

first_img KCS-content whatsapp Reform needed – but City vital to UK whatsapp AT last, some facts to enlighten a debate mired in hysteria, demagoguery and ignorance. The much-maligned financial services industry contributed an estimated £53.4bn to UK government taxes in the 2009/10 financial year, 11.2 per cent of the total UK tax take, according to a report today from the City of London Corporation. The banks are the biggest taxpayers within the overall finance industry. Without the City, therefore, the UK would be sunk, the budget deficit even larger than it already is and the spending cuts required to tackle years of government over-spending even greater. These refreshing facts follow Wednesday’s report from the National Audit Office, which said that UK taxpayers would likely suffer “no overall loss” from the banking rescue, including the equity stakes in RBS, Lloyds and Northern Rock, various guarantees and the Special Liquidity Scheme. Interest on the gilts issued to fund the help to the banks is being covered by the fees charged. This does not excuse stupid actions during the bubble, and this newspaper has long expressed its outrage at the way some institutions were bailed out, even if taxpayers end up making a profit on their stakes, as is now likely. But it does mean that critics who allege that finance firms are of no benefit to the UK are talking dangerous nonsense – as are those who believe that it is the bailouts that sent the deficit and national debt soaring. The industry’s total tax take fell £8bn last year due to the downturn but it overtook North Sea energy to become the top payer of corporation tax. Finance employed over 1m workers, generating £24.5bn in employment taxes. This would have been even higher had the sector not lost 91,000 employees (7.9 per cent of the total). Average pay in the sector was £71,236 and employment taxes per employee £40,481 (including all national insurance contributions). Those cheering whenever bankers are sacked should understand that one job loss in finance entails close to two job losses in the public sector.It is in the UK’s interest to have a thriving financial industry – just as it is to grow as many other industries as possible. But it is equally imperative that the City doesn’t help promote boom and bust or that all of its liabilities end up being underwritten by taxpayers. That is the key issue. There are many who, following the crisis, claimed that banking needs to be reduced to a small share of GDP to make sure the government would never go bust as a result of having to take on the sector’s huge liabilities. That was only true in one way: banks were far too leveraged; their balance sheets had to be cut, which by definition is reducing their size as a share of GDP. But the remainder of that conclusion was based on the wrong premise, which was that bailouts are always necessary in a recession. Capitalism requires that all bad firms be allowed to go bust, wiping out shareholders, bondholders and staff contracts. Lehman’s disorderly collapse showed that banks are slightly different to other companies because of their inter-connectedness. Special resolution procedures need to be introduced to allow bank failures to take place in a controlled manner, protecting the overall economy. It is a tragedy that such wind-down schemes, now planned by the FSA, were not in place three years ago. For that, regulators, who write bankruptcy law, are entirely to blame. [email protected] Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndo Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 15 December 2010 9:06 pm Share last_img read more

SKS365 names Alexander Martin as new chief executive

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 13th December 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: People Strategy People Italy-facing retail and online gaming operator SKS365 has appointed Gauselmann Group executive Alexander Martin as its new chief executive, with former Sportingbet and Jackpotjoy Group CEO Andrew McIver named non-executive chairman. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img SKS365 names Alexander Martin as new chief executive Email Address Italy-facing retail and online gaming operator SKS365 has appointed Gauselmann Group executive Alexander Martin as its new chief executive, with former Sportingbet and Jackpotjoy Group CEO Andrew McIver named non-executive chairman.Martin previously spent four years with the German gaming giant, as chief new media officer and an executive board member, between 2014 and 2018. Before taking on those roles, he spent fifteen years as a management consultant for consultancy giant A.T Kearney.The SKS365 board said it was “delighted” that Martin had agreed to become its new CEO.“Alexander will be responsible for driving SKS365 through the next phase, building on the solid foundation and momentum achieved by the SKS365 employees under the current leadership team,” it said.“His expertise in retail, online, global strategy and leadership combined with his strong industry knowledge and energy, make him ideally suited to further accelerate SKS365’s growth.”Martin added that he was “honoured and proud” to become the business’ first permanent CEO since previous incumbent Ian McLoughlin stepped down in January this year.“With the team of professionals, we will work to improve our excellent market position by growing our product and customer experience,” Martin said. “I am delighted to factor all the experience that I gained in the field in a moment that is crucial for the company’s expansion.”The business’ new executive chair, McIver, joins following a two-year stint at Jackpotjoy – now renamed Gamesys Group – and seven years leading Sportingbet.“Andrew is a highly successful and well-regarded business leader who brings an unparalleled breadth of experience in leadership roles in the gaming industry,” the board said. “With his experience, expertise and vision, Andrew is uniquely qualified to support the management team to continue the exceptional growth of SKS365.”McIver commented: “I have built my career in the gaming industry and I am delighted to say that this role will afford me the opportunity to work with Alexander and his management team and play an instrumental part in the growth of this business at an exciting time in its history.”SKS365, via its PlanetWin365 brand, accounted for 5.7% of Italian online casino revenue in October, and 11.9% of combined retail and online sportsbook revenue. Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italylast_img read more

Multiverse Resources Plc (MULTIV.ng) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgMultiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMultiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (formerly Multiverse Resources Plc) is an exploration and mining company in Nigeria licensed to extract zinc, copper, gold, lead, tantalite, tin and barite ores. The company started a granite quarrying operation in 2005 in Ogun State and went from an installed capacity of 600 000 tons per annum to a over 1 millions tons in just over ten years across three locations in Nigeria. Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc has a zinc and lead mine site at Abuni in Awe Local Government Area in Nasarawa State; and is expanding is mining operations to include exploration licenses to cover tin ore, tantalite ore and copper ore. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgLivestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) 2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLivestock Feed Limited specialises in the production of animal feeds locally and regionally. The company is a pioneer in the manufacturing of animal feeds in Mauritius and collaborates with international partners who specialise in the same field such as Mixscience and Invivo, who are also leading groups in the European farming field. Livestock Feed Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgBotswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) 2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBotswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) was established in 1980 as a body corporate by an Act of Parliament to provide, develop, operate and manage Botswana’s national and international telecommunications services. An amendment of the Telecommunications Act in 1996 repealed the monopoly of BTC and other service providers could operate in the telecommunications arena in Botswana. Through a privatisation process mandated through the Privatisation Policy of 2000, shares were sold in the state telecommunications corporation; leaving the government of Botswana with a 51 percent stake in BTCL. The telecommunications corporation offers fixed and mobile voice telephony, including pre- and postpaid services; as well as broadband, online phonebook, Wi-Fi connectivity, frame relay wide-area networking, toll-free and contact centre services, and residential, business and leased line services. BTC also provides an integrated digital networks service, private automatic branch exchange systems, aperture terminal services, and international private-leased circuits.last_img read more

Cuscungo House / Estudio 2850

first_img Houses Architects: Estudio 2850 Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Design Team:Estudio 2850Clients:Mónica Heredia, Fernanda Toledo, Citlali ToledoEngineering:Alexis CarreraCollaborators:Carolina Jurado, Carolina Vázquez, Sarahi Reyes, Camila Villegas Rosero, Martyna Szymańska, Camila Páez, Blake De La TorreCity:QuitoCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© JAG studioText description provided by the architects. The commission begins with the request to build a house that was designed in advance that included a single-family home attached to two apartments for rent. As a young office facing their first project, we decided to propose a new sketch instead of building the proposed generic house that did not seem to be part of the site where it was going to be placed, almost like a shot into the air. This proposal raised the idea of rehabilitating the neighbouring house for rent instead of building apartments, also reflecting the essence of this family of three, where all the daily activities were carried out in an abundant space with divisions that didn’t allow the closure of each area to separate the activities. In addition, it emphasized the recovery of the garden that had been covered with hard soil for the entry of the family car.Save this picture!© JAG studioBy recovering the soft ground, an envelope is generated based on a boundary of plants between the existing house and the new proposal. The house is situated in such a way that it separates an intimate garden from a common one, which gives way to the arrangement of the program classified into private and social areas relating to each garden respectively, without losing the possibility of immediate interaction between users. The social area faces the common green space sharing daily activities, cooking, eating, watching movies or working. The private area is separated by a strip of service spaces and a corridor that connects with the bedrooms that are related to the privacy of the back garden.Save this picture!© JAG studioSave this picture!The volume is developed with the relations between the interior and the exterior as a starting point, the vegetal envelope runs along the brick perimeter and the windows from floor to ceiling seek to provoke the escape of the gaze towards the gardens as if the user were in a permanent exterior space despite being doing their daily activities inside.Save this picture!© JAG studioThe masonry fulfils different functions within the project, the double-wall that encloses the kitchen in the social area fulfils a structural role by receiving the structure of steel porticos and supporting the roof, separated only by a strip of glass that allows the entrance of light at a different height than in the rest of the project, like an inclined glass plane that covers the entrance to the house as a prelude when entering the space.Save this picture!© JAG studioSave this picture!Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio 2850The masonry along the corridor forms an exhibition gallery that houses a family collection of pieces in the shape of cuscungo-owls of different sizes, colours, ages and origins. This collection was previously contained in furniture that did not allow it to be understood as something precious, the decision was made to make it part of the tour of the house to reflect its importance to all users and visitors.The floor changes according to the area, between the social and private spaces there is a change of level and material, as a transition of uses and temperature, the polished cement floor becomes a eucalyptus wood decking causing the feeling of warmth and intimacy, simple decisions that give the user a pleasant habitat.Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio 2850Save this picture!Save this picture!© JAG studioProject gallerySee allShow less 2019 Share Photographs: JAG studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935674/cuscungo-house-estudio-2850 Clipboard Photographs Ecuador Cuscungo House / Estudio 2850Save this projectSaveCuscungo House / Estudio 2850 Area: 120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architect: center_img Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Alel Vidrios, Artesanos de Microcemento, Briggs Veneers, Hove, Maderas Guerrero, Mubel Konzept, Sicoin, Trimble “COPY” “COPY” Roberto Vasco Aguilar, Cristian Fernández Yépez Save this picture!© JAG studio+ 25Curated by Clara Ott Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935674/cuscungo-house-estudio-2850 Clipboard Year: CopyHouses•Quito, Ecuador Cuscungo House / Estudio 2850 CopyAbout this officeEstudio 2850OfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuitoOn FacebookEcuadorPublished on March 17, 2020Cite: “Cuscungo House / Estudio 2850” [Casa Cuscungo / Estudio 2850] 17 Mar 2020. 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The Importance of Crop Insurance Touted at International Confrence

first_img Key members from the United States Senate and House this week explained the popularity and importance of crop insurance during a gathering of global insurance leaders from more than 30 countries. “Your work across the globe to help producers manage the ever risky job of feeding the world is vitally important,” Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) told the group.Roberts serves as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and he called strengthening the public-private partnership of America’s crop insurance system one of his top priorities. Not surprisingly, steps to improve availability and access to crop insurance were key components of the 2014 Farm Bill.“In the last Farm Bill, crop insurance was reaffirmed as the cornerstone of America’s agricultural safety net,” Roberts explained.His counterpart in the House of Representatives agreed, noting that crop insurance will be essential in feeding a growing world population that is expected to hit 9.6 billion by 2050. “To meet these challenges, producers must be able to remain in business over long periods of time,” said Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Tex.), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. “When it comes to navigating swings in both the market and the weather – all of which are out of the control of producers – crop insurance steps in to fill the void.”Conaway said that private-sector delivery of crop insurance, with its unique cost-sharing structure to minimize taxpayer risk exposure and its ability to be tailored to individual farmer needs, have helped make it such a success.But that success story will stall unless crop insurers continue to beat back political attacks in the annual budget and appropriations process. Luckily, they won’t be alone in the fight.The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), told the group, “I will continue to defend farmers and ranchers and to work against those who want to dismantle this very valuable program.”Moran, who called crop insurance a “bright spot in our federal policies,” applauded insurers for supporting agriculture, strengthening the economy and securing the food and fiber supply. “Without farmers and ranchers, rural America just doesn’t exist,” he concluded. “Without a viable crop insurance program, family farmers don’t exist.”The conference is hosted by the International Association of Agricultural Production Insurers (AIAG) and is the first time this biennial meeting has been held in America. Roberts, Conaway, and Moran were unable to attend the event, which is being held in Kansas City, due to congressional votes in Washington, D.C., but sent personalized videos to the AIAG conference. SHARE SHARE The Importance of Crop Insurance Touted at International Confrence Home Indiana Agriculture News The Importance of Crop Insurance Touted at International Confrence Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleBiodiesel Industry Tells EPA to Increase Production Requirements to Address Climate ChangeNext articleAFBF Survey: Dairy and Bacon Prices Down Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Sep 29, 2015 last_img read more

ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ writer visits campus, talks media coverage on Nike, Kaepernick ad

first_imgFacebook Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Brandon Kitchin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ + posts printSenior writer Michael Fletcher at The Undefeated, “ESPN’s platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports, and culture,” shared his perspective on the recent 30th anniversary Nike campaign ad featuring former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick.During his visit as a guest to the John V. Roach Honors College, he spoke in the studio with TCU360 about the role of journalists and how viewers should approach media regarding the Nike advertisement and the nature of the protests that started the controversy.Back in 2016, Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games as a way to protest the social injustices and police brutality being experienced by people of color. He has since been ostracized from the league and has been participating in activism.Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt pic.twitter.com/SRWkMIDdaO— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018“Our responsibility in the press is to try to go a layer deeper,” Fletcher said. “Often times we use the term ‘social injustice’ and we don’t go further. We don’t really get to ‘what does that mean to you?’”Injustice, Fletcher said, has lasted in the world and in America as long as time, and a topic like the protest presents an opportunity for the media and journalists to interrogate the issue in an attempt to establish a baseline of facts and reflect different and opposing perspectives accurately.“We need to understand the history of civil rights,” Fletcher said. “When I try to write about these issues, I try to reflect the incredible progress that we’ve seen in this country while at the same time, reflect the long way we still have to go.”This is why he thinks it was such a big deal that President Trump got involved, giving his input at a 2017 rally famously saying “get that SOB off the field right now.”“I think the president has misframed it,” he said. “It’s become kind of the dominant narrative in the country that somehow people kneeling during the national anthem is a disrespectful act when the president has said that and a lot of people now believe that – even though it’s not intended that way.”Fletcher considers this moment to be where a lot of people forgot what the protest was all about, leading many people to take an aggressive stance on both sides without a proper understanding of the issue.“The idea isn’t just to kneel because it makes everyone uncomfortable, the idea is to kneel to bring attention to a problem that you feel is not being addressed urgently enough,” Fletcher said. “But now people forget why this all started.”Fletcher said it is this narrative that gives power to individuals on both sides to go against each other so passionately and aggressively, often using very hateful language toward each other.“You have this heightened moment in America because you have a president who rightfully or wrongly stokes racial passions on both sides and people seem free to express negative views about one another,” Fletcher said.Regarding of how the ad is politically received by viewers, Fletcher believes the campaign itself is just another way Nike sought to capitalize on making more sells.“Nike likes that kind of badge, if you will, with a little bit of edginess in their ad campaigns,” he said. “This is what Nike is in the business of – a ploy to sell sneakers and sporting goods.” Memorial to commemorate MLK Jr. to come to downtown Fort Worth Campus organizations to host ‘Black Panther’ screening, discussioncenter_img Twitter Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ ReddIt Twitter Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Martin Luther King Jr. visited Fort Worth thanks to first African-American female graduate of Brite Divinity School TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleOffensive miscues prove costly against No. 4 Ohio StateNext articleSoccer suffers first loss of season Brandon Kitchin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendship World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Brandon Kitchin is a junior Journalism major and TCU 360 line editor from Grand Prairie, Texas. If you ever get the chance to meet him, he is such a positive person that you might just have your day made. You can find him in the loudest section of the Amon G. Carter Stadium or on the field at halftime with “The Pride Of TCU,” the Horned Frog Marching Band. He plays bass drum for the TCU Drumline.last_img read more

Safety of journalists at risk as radio reporter narrowly survives a murder attempt

first_img News Reporters Without Borders called for a strong and effective reaction to worsening security for journalists in Guatemala after Winder Jordán Madrid, news editor on local Radio Sultana and correspondent for national daily Nuestro Diario, was shot at in Gualán in the eastern department of Zacapa.Jordán Madrid was fired at by two men on a motorbike as he left his home to get into his car on 2 February. At the moment the shots were fired, the journalist turned back to his home to drop off some items. As he headed back he saw the bike go past a second time and riddle his car with bullets. He immediately hid behind a tree and in the dark was unable to identify the gunmen. “Winder Jordán Madrid had an extraordinary escape from this attack,” said the press freedom organisation, expressing its solidarity with him. “Nevertheless this murder attempt marks a serious deterioration in the safety of journalists in Guatemala.”“One journalist was killed and another badly wounded in a shooting in 2006 and these crimes have so far gone unpunished. The run-up to general elections in September could exacerbate the danger, underlining the need for the active involvement of the political and judicial authorities as well as the profession,” it said.The journalist had written an article a few days before the shooting about a traffic accident in which he reported that the driver responsible had not yet passed his driving test. The man’s two sisters had then turned up at Jordán Madrid’s home and made death threats against him.The Guatemalan press freedom organisation, Cerigua, condemned the attack and called for the journalist and his family to be given protection. The case has been referred to the human rights prosecutor and the prosecutor’s office responsible for offences against journalists and trade unionists. August 21, 2020 Find out more News May 8, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en GuatemalaAmericas Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years GuatemalaAmericas to go furthercenter_img Organisation Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía February 7, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Safety of journalists at risk as radio reporter narrowly survives a murder attempt January 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! Follow the news on Guatemalalast_img read more