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MPC sticks to low interest rate policy

first_img whatsapp Share MPC sticks to low interest rate policy whatsapp Thursday 9 September 2010 8:16 pm KCS-content THE Bank of England voted to keep monetary policy on hold this month with interest rates remaining at their historic low of 0.5 per cent and asset purchases at £200bn. The decision did not surprise City economists, who had widely expected the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to uphold the status quo for another month. Although the economy grew relatively strongly in the second quarter, recent surveys have pointed to a slowdown in the pace of growth. Interest rates have been at 0.5 per cent since March 2009, though the central bank said it would pause asset purchases back in February 2010. However, the minutes of the MPC’s September meeting – to be published on 22 September – are anticipated to be closely watched. Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

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Pace in talks to launch digital service in India

first_imgThursday 3 February 2011 7:55 pm UK set-top box maker Pace is in talks with a satellite provider to launch a new digital service in India.The discussions are believed to be with pay-TV operator Tata Sky, a joint venture between Indian conglomerate Tata and News International-owned Star TV.Analysts say the deal will not lead to a rush of sales of its products but bodes well for the future.Ian Robertson of Seymour Pierce said: “While we are urging caution in terms of the direct impact, this news should serve as a reminder to the market that there are new and growing markets for the products that Pace supplies.”The company bought US technology firm 2Wire in July to broaden its customer base beyond satellite and cable and into the rapidly expanding internet TV market. Pace has seen sales of its boxes rocket as HD TV services have moved to the mainstream. Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Pace in talks to launch digital service in India whatsapp Share whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content last_img read more

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If you had invested £1,000 in the Glencore share price a year ago, this is how much it would be worth today

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 | More on: GLEN “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Glencore (LSE: GLEN) is regularly in the top-ten list of the most traded stocks on the FTSE 100 index, reflecting both the size of the company but also the frequency of trading by short-term speculators and longer-term investors.It is logical to conclude that a good number of our readers own or have owned Glencore shares over the past year, so it makes sense to review the recent share price performance and look into the bumpy road it has been on.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…First, the numbers. If you had invested £1,000 into Glencore a year ago, when it was trading at 297.5p per share, you would currently be seeing a loss of 22.5% when comparing it to the share price of 230.55p at the close last Friday. This would mean your £1,000 is now worth £775.When we compare this to the overall FTSE 100 index, which returned 11.3% over the same period, it is clear the share has under performed.Sell in May and go awayAs the old investment adage goes, many investors sell shares after strong performance in the first quarter of the year and come back later in the year. For Glencore, this appears to have been true, as the share price performance was healthy from January to April, but started to fall from the end of April onward. While this drop could be attributed to company-specific issues, it was really driven by broader sentiment in the market. This was at the time when the trade war between the US and China was escalating, along with concerns about the global economy slowing down. Due to the size and truly global nature of Glencore, the stock was hit hard by these concerns.Into the summer, the share price was hit further following the release of half-year results. Net profit fell from $2.8bn in the previous period to $226m, which was mostly blamed on weak metals prices. It also decided to cut operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after various issues there continued to cause headaches. My colleague Karl wrote an interesting piece at the time, here.This left the share price around 230p, a level at which it now sits around six months later. A further slump ahead?Just when the share price was starting to stall toward the end of last year, the FT reported that the Serious Fraud office had opened an investigation into the firm due to suspicions of bribery. This was not a good note to end on, and it continues to hang over performance in the market.With this investigation ongoing, along with rumors of job cuts, I do not feel buying into Glencore makes sense at the moment. This doesn’t mean that I would steer clear of the industry in general. Take a look at players such as Rio Tinto instead, that have had positive share price performance over the past year. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares If you had invested £1,000 in the Glencore share price a year ago, this is how much it would be worth today I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

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5 top funds I’d buy today in an ISA

first_img See all posts by Harvey Jones Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Harvey Jones | Friday, 12th March, 2021 As this year’s Stocks and Shares ISA deadline looms, I’m hunting around for top funds to put in my investment portfolio. While writers on the Fool mostly buy individual UK shares, for overseas exposure I prefer to spread my risk with investment funds.It strikes me as a safer way of tapping into trends such as US technology, emerging markets or smaller companies. Here are five top funds that have caught my eye this year.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…I find it hard to overlook the UK’s most popular choice, Terry Smith’s £22bn bad boy FundSmith Equity. The fund has returned 125% over five years, and impressively, 28% over the past turbulent year.Stocks and Shares ISA picksSmith invests in a concentrated portfolio of primarily US stocks but with some UK and European exposure. Fundsmith’s top holdings include tech giants such as Microsoft, PayPal Holdings and Facebook, but also old-school stocks such as Estée Lauder, Philip Morris International and Novo Nordisk. This blend helped him survive the recent tech sell-off in better shape than the equally popular Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust.Past performance is no guarantee of future returns and I will check how much exposure I have to the US in the rest of my portfolio before sealing the deal.The pandemic may have started in China, but the country has shrugged off Covid-19 faster than most and is growing again. I would get exposure to the world’s second largest economy through investment trust JPMorgan China Growth & Income. This is one of the top China funds, rising 348% over five years. However, I’m expecting some volatility, as it has plunged 22% in the last month.When the world comes out of lockdown, I reckon top smaller company funds will outpace the wider market. They tend to perform better when sentiment is high, but fall faster during difficult times. Since I’ve planned to hold these funds for at least 15 years, I can accept the added risk.I would add to my existing stake in Marlborough UK Micro Cap Growth. This is up 125% over what has been a difficult five years for the UK economy. Over 12 months, it’s up 48%. It’s a high-risk, high-return fund.These are my top fundsI will soothe my own nerves by balancing it with a broad-based international fund, say, Lindsell Train Global Growth, run by star managers Nick Train and Michael Lindsell. They target a spread of solid names such as Walt Disney, Heineken Holdings and PepsiCo, plus UK blue-chips such as the London Stock Exchange Group, Diageo and Unilever. It has underperformed lately, growing just 2% in six months, but that’s forgivable after delivering 125% over five years.Value stocks are coming back in favour after years when growth held sway, and I would play this theme with Fidelity Special Situations. Although its five-year performance looks poor at 36%, it’s up 26% in the last six months. It would balance out the other top funds listed here, which are largely going for growth. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Randi Zuckerberg, a former director of market development and spokeswoman for Facebook and sister to its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Facebook, PayPal Holdings, and Walt Disney. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Novo Nordisk, and Unilever and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $75 calls on PayPal Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 5 top funds I’d buy today in an ISAlast_img read more

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World Cup 2015: Australia 35-34 Scotland

first_img TAGS: Highlight Scotland went out of the World Cup in the most agonising fashion, as they led 34-32 with 90 seconds to go but a late Bernard Foley penalty sent the Wallabies into the semis Attendance: 77,110So close: Scotland walk off disconsolately in their narrow lossStatsAustralia ran 325 metres to Scotland’s 246Australia beat 17 defenders compared to Scotland’s 10Australia were turned over 17 times, to Scotland’s 9David Denton carried furthest in the game with 58 metres, followed by Kurtley Beale with 54 and Adam Ashley-Cooper with 47Jonny Gray was the top tackler with 18, Blair Cowan was next with 13 and Richie Gray with 10Australia: K Beale, A Ashley-Cooper, T Kuridrani, M Giteau, D Mitchell, B Foley, W Genia; S Sio, S Moore (capt), S Kepu, K Douglas, R Simmons, S Fardy, M Hooper, B McCalman.Onwards: The Wallabies snatched victory from the jaws of defeatScorersTries: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Drew Mitchell (2) Michael Hooper, Tevita KuridraniCons: Bernard Foley (2)Pens: Bernard Foley (2)Replacements: T Polota-Nau, J Slipper, G Holmes, D Mumm, S McMahon, N Phipps, M Toomua, Q CooperScotland: S Hogg, S Maitland, M Bennett, P Horne, T Seymour, F Russell, G Laidlaw (capt); A Dickinson, R Ford, WP Nel, J Gray, R Gray, B Cowan, J Hardie, D Denton.Replacements: F Brown, G Reid, J Welsh, T Swinson, J Strauss, H Pyrgos, R Vernon,  S LamontScorersTries: Pete Horne, Tommy Seymour, Mark Bennett Australia won a breathtaking quarter-final, with a Bernard Foley penalty with seconds left on the clock. The Wallabies had come out of the traps confidently, playing a controlled, expansive game, opening the scoring after nine minutes through Adam Ashley-Cooper, however Scotland came back brilliantly and Pete Horne danced through the gap to reply on 17 minutes. After a fine penalty from Greig Laidlaw put them 13-5 up, Drew Mitchell was the next Wallaby to cross as the ball was worked wide. With a try before the break by Michael Hooper, the Wallabies trailed by a point. After the break Drew Mitchell and Tevita Kuridrani scored, the first when Sean Maitland was in the bin. Tommy Seymour streaked in after an intercept, and again on 73 minutes, when Mark Bennett scored, before the late Foley kick broke Scottish hearts.What’s hotScottish resolveLet’s remember, Scotland didn’t win a game in the Six Nations in a soul-destroying campaign. They were facing The Rugby Championship winners, Australia and were universally written off before the game. After conceding early, they kept chipping away, keeping in touch with the Wallabies through Greig Laidlaw‘s boot, even though they were outscored five tries Scotland’s three. Tommy Seymour‘s try lifted the metaphorical roof at Twickenham and when Mark Bennett picked up the intercept, in the rain, people lost all inhibitions and were leaping around, daring to believe. It was not to be.Dancing in the rain: Mark Bennett runs in to score a try late onMind the gapAfter a sluggish start, Scotland responded with venom and passion. After several incursions into the Wallaby half. After carrying into the breakdown, Scott Sio and Rob Simmons looked at the ball for a split second, neither gathering it. Pete Horne looked up, thought all his Christmases had come at once, and jogged over the line to dot down under the posts. Michael Cheika would have been seething at the costly indecision.No one around: Pete Horne skips through unopposed to scoreTaking risks often pays offWith the Wallabies trailing 16-10, and 38.27 on the clock, instead of going for the three points, they had enough condifence in the side to go for the corner and take an attacking five-metre lineout. After taking clean ball, they set up a driving maul and wriggled and twisted their way over the line with the irrepressable Michael Hooper to come up with the ball. Five points infinitely better than three.What’s notFoley misses could have proved costlySo inspirational against England with 28 points, Bernard Foley could have cost the Wallabies the World Cup quarter-final. He missed the first three conversions, wasting six points. He will know that if the loses the head-to-head with the tournament’s top points scorer, Nicolas Sanchez next, weekend, the Wallabies could well have a long, premature flight home. It didn’t help that in the second-half his chip in his own 22 was charged down for Tommy Seymour to fly in, in the corner. His late penalty redeemed him to fans, but in truth, he’s had better days.Wayward: Bernard Foley’s missed six points in the first-half could have been costlyGo low or go outAfter handling errors spurned two try-scoring opportunities in the first five minutes – a reoccurring theme through the game – in the ninth minute they didn’t spurn a third opportunity. Tevita Kuridrani, all 16st of him, powered into Seymour, who went high but was bounced off by the centre who then released Adam Ashley-Cooper to scamper in for his 33rd try in 111 appearances.Sloppy WallabiesSeveral times in the game, Australia made sloppy, uncharacteristic errors, trying complex moves out wide without getting the basic execution right. A case in point was when Scotland were down to 14-men and the ball had been worked wide to score a simple try. Beale’s pass was forward denying Ashley-Cooper a try to put clear distance between the sides. Simple execution was all that was required but they fluffed their lines. Two intercept tries, when they were in their own half will also mean Michael Cheika will be having stern words behind closed doors.Letter of the lawOkay, so a deliberate knock-on is a slightly harsh yellow-card by the letter of the law, but a slo-motion replay makes every action look foolhardy and Sean Maitland will be rueing his handiwork, with the referee deciding he had stopped a try-scoring opportunity. Scotland will feel hard done-by as the Wallabies ran up 10 precious points in his absence.Man of the Match: Matt Giteau (Aus)Referee: Craig Joubert (SA) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In control: Adam Ashley-Cooper scores the first Wallaby try Cons: Greig Laidlaw (2)Pens: Greig Laidlaw (5)last_img read more

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Peka Peka House I / Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879477/peka-peka-house-i-herriot-melhuish-oneill-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Jason Mann Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHerriot Melhuish O’Neill ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPeka PekaNew ZealandPublished on September 12, 2017Cite: “Peka Peka House I / Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects” 12 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?桃源之境,与风起舞 Peka Peka House I / Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879477/peka-peka-house-i-herriot-melhuish-oneill-architects Clipboard 2015 Peka Peka House I / Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects CopyHouses•Peka Peka, New Zealand New Zealand Manufacturers: APL NZ, Dimond, Plytech, Garapa, Macrocarpa, Rosenfeld Kidson, TasmanianSave this picture!© Jason MannRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. On top of a hill above Peka Peka Beach sit three simple boxes with expansive views across to Kapiti Island and inland towards pine forest plantation and agricultural farmland. There are two black-stained cedar boxes positioned to create a sheltered courtyard: one box is dedicated to living functions, the other to sleeping. The third box, clad in profiled polycarbonate, contains the garage and workshop: at night it glows when lit from within. Combined, they form a compact house designed as a primary residence for the owners.Save this picture!© Jason MannThe design is a response to both views and climate; the latter a particularly important consideration for year-round living in such an exposed location. The North-facing courtyard is protected from coastal winds, yet still enjoys views right through the living room towards the sea. Timber decking surrounds the house and provides a variety of scenarios to seek shelter depending on the prevailing weather conditions.Save this picture!© Jason MannAs requested by our knowledgeable clients, the house promotes some eco values in the form of a combination of PV and solar hot water panels and above code insulation. Their long-term ambition is to go off-grid. LED lighting throughout and exposed and insulated concrete slab as a heat store helps reduce power consumption. Natural ventilation picks up the consistent afternoon sea breezes. Save this picture!© Jason MannSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jason MannProject gallerySee allShow lessGinza Place / Klein Dytham architecture + TAISEI DESIGN Planners Architects & EngineersSelected ProjectsApple Event Offers First Look into Apple Park’s Steve Jobs TheaterArchitecture News Sharecenter_img Area:  176 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Architects: Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Peka Peka House I / Herriot Melhuish O’Neill ArchitectsSave this projectSavePeka Peka House I / Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Jason Mann+ 10 Sharelast_img read more

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EU foreign ministers must press China about ailing detained journalist

first_img Chinese journalist Gao Yu, a former Deutsche Welle correspondent held since May 2014, needs urgent medical attention, according to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, which urges European Union foreign ministers to summon China’s ambassadors and protest about its persecution of Gao. News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Follow the news on China China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further Receive email alerts News ChinaAsia – Pacific News June 2, 2021 Find out more July 29, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 EU foreign ministers must press China about ailing detained journalist Help by sharing this information Organisation Alarming reports about Gao Yu’s condition have been circulating on the Internet for several days but, despite the obvious decline in her state of health, the authorities continue to subject her to almost daily interrogations aimed at getting her to confess to her “crimes” and to fire her lawyers.She is currently defended by the well-known human rights lawyers Mo Shaoping and Shang Baojun.Until now, the Chinese government’s response to civil society concern about Gao and other detainees has been complete silence. Reporters Without Borders therefore urges the governments of Europe’s democracies to summon China’s ambassadors in order to express their concern.“An immediate, forceful and concrete response is needed because of the urgency of the situation,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “We ask EU governments to tell Beijing that Europe’s democracies demand respect for human rights and insist on Gao Yu being given immediate medical treatment.” “As France claims to be “the country of human rights,” French foreign minister Laurent Fabius should set an example by summoning Zhai Jun, the Chinese ambassador to Paris.”According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders on 28 July, Gao is suffering from lymphadenopathy, a swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck that could be caused by a cancerous tumour.A doctor at the hospital where Gao was taken during the past ten days was pessimistic about her state of health but was not able to conduct all the tests necessary to determine the exact cause of the swelling.But he did diagnose that she was at risk of suffering a stroke. Her family and supporters have been voicing concern in recent weeks about her history of cardiac problems.“In the light of this extremely worrying news, we demand that the Chinese authorities transfer Gao Yu to a hospital where she can get the appropriate care,” Reporters Without Borders editor in chief Virginie Dangles said.“Keeping this journalist in prison without proper medical care while trying to extract a confession could constitute an act of torture for which the highest government officials, the head of Beijing detention centre No. 1 and Beijing’s public security chief could all be held responsible.”A South China Morning Post article in June reported that Gao’s brother, Gao Wei, had voiced concern about her health. He said that she had heart pains and that, during the time she spent police custody (which continued until her appeal was rejected), she only had access to Chinese traditional medicine.He also said she suffered from chronic skin allergies and that she has had heart problems since 1989, when she was arrested during the crackdown on the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests.China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.last_img read more

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Rep. Chu Praises Executive Action on Immigration

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) praised President Obama’s announcement today that he will take executive action to immediately protect millions of immigrant families from deportation and take steps to improve our broken immigration system. Rep. Chu released the following statement:“This is a day of historic significance for millions of immigrant families. For over a year, I have urged the House Republican Leadership to bring a comprehensive immigration bill to a vote, and they failed to do so. In the absence of their inaction, we have turned to President Obama and asked him to take immediate action to provide relief. Today’s announcement does just that,” said Rep Chu. “America depends on immigrants who go to school, work hard, lay roots in our communities, and who dedicate their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit towards achieving the American Dream. We should be rewarding aspiring Americans, not deporting them.“Today marks the day where millions of children who are citizens or have legal status will no longer fear coming home to discover that their parents have been deported,” said Rep. Chu. “I applaud the President for doing what is morally right and fair by providing peace of mind for families who have been living and contributing to our communities for so many years.”“Of course, this is the first step towards fixing our broken immigration system. A permanent solution will only come when Congress acts to pass comprehensive immigration reform. I remain committed to working across the aisle on legislation that will go even further to keep families together and secure our border.”Expanding deferred action to parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents will impact more than 4 million individuals. The Administration will also expand the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) to include more young people who were brought to this country as children. It will not matter how old they are today as long as they satisfy a certain residence requirement. This change is expected to impact 300,000 people nationally.Overall, the President’s executive action package is expected to benefit nearly 5 million individuals. It includes long overdue improvements to our immigration system, such as narrowing our immigration enforcement priorities to focus on serious criminals and national security threats. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will also issue new guidance and regulations to reduce family separation for those waiting to obtain their green cards. DHS’s actions would expand unlawful presence waivers to those who are statutorily eligible and broaden the “extreme hardship” standard.Over the past year, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) has met with DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and senior White House aides, Cecilia Munoz and Neil Eggleston, to discuss the need to prioritize family in immigration reform. Asians and Pacific Islanders account for over 40% of the 4.2 million individuals caught in the current family immigration visa backlogs and over 80% of those in the employer-based visa backlogs. Last night, Rep. Chu attended a dinner with Congressional leaders and President Obama where she raised the API community’s immigration priorities. The President’s executive action is expected to protect over one million undocumented Asian Pacific Islander individuals currently living in the U.S.The CAPAC recommendations on executive action to Secretary Jeh Johnson can be found here.A Congressional letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson led by Rep. Chu on immigrant worker protections can be found here. The accompanying recommendations on worker protections can be found here. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Business News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Government Rep. Chu Praises Executive Action on Immigration Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 6:37 pm Top of the News last_img read more

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866 new Covid cases nationally, 56 in Donegal

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp By News Highland – October 29, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme 866 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed and six further deaths, 56 of those in Donegal.The 14 day incidence of cases per 100 thousand people is now estimated to be 292.There are currently 328 patients with coronavirus being treated in hospital, including 15 admissions since yesterday, with 43 in intensive care.Today’s figure means fewer than a thousand new cases have been reported in six out of the last seven days.But the HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer Colm Henry says there’s no room for complacency:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Virus-Figures7pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img 866 new Covid cases nationally, 56 in Donegal Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Google+ Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleMaxi Curran confident Donegal can test the All Ireland ChampionsNext articleDerry looking for championship marker – Chrissy McKaigue News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

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Let’s talk business and prove HR is fit for the top

first_imgIsn’t it boring to have to make the case over and over for HR on the board?The latest research from Andersen Human Capital (News, p1) shows that the FTSE100 companies with HR directors on the board are twice as profitable as thosewithout. Of course they are. We should thank Andersen for taking the trouble,but isn’t it about time boardrooms accepted this as a given? It all boils down to whether chief executives see HR as a backroom servicerunning boring but mandatory HR transactions or whether they see the capabilityof the company’s people as an important strategic business issue. Our special report shows that organisations are developing a range of newdirector-level roles to make sure they deal with their human capitalstrategically. Put simply, a lot of CEOs are waking up to the fact that if theydon’t take human capital seriously they will see a lot of their best peoplewalk out of the door and head straight for a competitor. We may even see humancapital find its way into company reports as a criterion of shareholder value,and the people director given as much boardroom space as the analyst. This is good news, except for one thing – too often boards are notrecruiting from among the ranks of the HR profession for these new roles. Thisis wrong. There are plenty of talented and ambitious people in HR who are up tothe job but they need to get crucial business experience as early in theircareers as possible. In the week of the CIPD annual conference, it is a good time to demand thatthe leaders of the HR profession – including the CIPD itself – seize theinitiative. This could be the moment the profession has been waiting for, solet’s not waste it. Previous Article Next Article Let’s talk business and prove HR is fit for the topOn 23 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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