Ireland passes record austerity budget

first_img Share Ireland passes record austerity budget Tuesday 7 December 2010 4:55 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp 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.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsappcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald alison.lock THE IRISH government has narrowly passed the harshest budget ever proposed, to make the necessary savings for it to receive EU and IMF rescue funds. It has set out austerity measures for 2011 that impose €6bn (£5bn) of spending cuts and tax rises on the country, including cuts to child benefit and public sector pensions.But the Budget is still relying on growth forecasts that several experts including the European Commission consider overly optimistic.The Parliament passed the first in a series of votes on the budget on Tuesday evening, suggesting that enough of the budget is likely to pass to release bailout funds. The budget’s success had looked in doubt when independent politicians, on whom the government depends for support, said they might vote against it.If the initial resolutions pass this week, the IMF could seek approval from its board for its Irish loan as soon as Friday.Opposition parties slammed the government for mismanaging the economy and sacrificing Irish sovereignty.“This budget is the budget of a puppet government who are doing what they have been told to do by the IMF, the EU Commission and the European Central Bank,” said Michael Noonan, finance spokesman for the centre-right Fine Gael party.The 2011 budget is the toughest in a four-year austerity plan that aims to save €15bn – nearly 10 per cent of annual economic output – to bring the worst deficit in the Eurozone back within EU limits by 2014. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_img Share Safestore HoldingsThe self-storage retailer has appointed Peter Gowers as chief executive, following the retirement of his predecessor Steve Williams. Gowers, 38, joins from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where most recently he was chief executive, Asia Pacific. Gowers began his career at Arthur D. Little before joining the strategy group of Bass in 1999. He joined Bass’s hotel division as head of strategy in 2001, before taking up the role of head of global brand services for IHG in 2003.Barclays WealthThe global wealth manager has announced that Tony Pitcher has joined the firm as client director within its wealth advisory division in Jersey. Reporting to Martin Pollock, head of the wealth advisory business in Jersey, Tony will be responsible for client relationships as well as increasing the firm’s client base in Jersey.Renaissance CapitalThe emerging markets investment bank has hired six senior traders for its global cash equities team. The new additions are Payam Akhavan-Malayeri as global head of cash equities trading, Scott Duxbury as head of ADR trading, Stuart McSporran as head of resources trading, Cameron Macklin as equity arbitrage trader, John Seheri as equity trader, and Grant Nader as derivatives trader.Crest NicholsonHousebuilder Crest Nicholson has boosted its senior management team with the promotion of Steve Evans to the main board. In his new role as group production director, Evans will work across all the group divisions to develop a series of best-practice guidelines.Nomura CodeNomura Code has appointed Ian Mitchell as executive director, equity research analyst, covering the technology sector. Mitchell will report to Michael King, executive director, head of research. Global Investment Strategy UKThe independent stockbroker and corporate finance boutique has strengthened its equity capital markets division with the appointment of Graeme Irwin and Jeremy Austin-Olsen as directors, equity capital markets. They previously worked together at JM Sassoon, Daiwa SMBC Europe and Dawnay Day Investment Banking. They specialise in Asian private equity, capital raising and renewable energy sectors. whatsapp CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Tuesday 1 March 2011 7:21 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedialast_img read more

FTSE finishes in the red despite late rally

first_img Tags: NULL alison.lock FTSE finishes in the red despite late rally The FTSE slumped below the 5,900 mark this morning on continued Middle East unrest fears, but recovered ground after a boost to Wall St.The FTSE 100 still closed the day below 6,000, though, 0.35 per cent down at 5,914.89. It has lost ground in eight of the last nine sessions.Michael Hewson said the morning’s performance was due to a “toxic combination” of higher oil prices driving inflationary pressures and fears for global economic growth prospects.At its intraday peak, Brent crude for April delivery traded at $117.81 a barrel on reports of Libyan government counter-attacks on rebel-held towns in the country’s east that heightened fears of a civil war in the world’s 12th-largest oil exporter.The day’s biggest gainer was outsourcing firm Serco, which closed up 4.6 per cent to 579.5p after it posted what Shore Capital called “solid” full-year results. Shore Capital repeated its “buy” rating on the stock.Standard Chartered finished up 4.33 per cent at 1,688p after it posted a 19 per cent rise in profits and said it was off to a record start this year as China, India and other Asian markets boomed.The uplift led Lloyds Banking Group into the top ten risers to close up 1.59 per cent at 62.73p, while Barclays also rose on the news. Mining company Vedanta Resources closed up 2.11 per cent at 2,419p while Cairn Energy rose 1.84 per cent to end at 438.4p after the Indian government said there should be no problem with its $9.6bn (£5.9bn) acquisition of Cairn’s India business.Pub chain Whitbread was the sharpest faller, on high volume, down 4.5 per cent after it reported a slowing rate of sales growth at its Premier Inn budget hotel chain.“Disappointing sales at Premier Inn have weighed on sentiment, as did the purchase of self-service coffee bar Coffee Nation for £59.5m,” Hewson said.Car insurer Admiral saw 2010 profits rise 23 per cent, driven by the core UK motor insurance business, but its shares fell 3.1 per cent to end at 655p as investors questioned its business model. Rio Tinto, RSA Insurance, and Diageo all fell after going ex-dividend.Travel stocks slipped back with TUI Travel the biggest faller, though British Airways owner IAG bucked the trend after being upgraded to a “hold” by Charles Stanley with a price target of 210p.On the FTSE 250, ITV gained 9.3 per cent to 93.45p after pledging to pay an interim dividend. Its profits rose almost 200 per cent last year after hefty cost cutting and an upturn in the advertising market. Wall Street was boosted by the release of the latest ADP Employer Services report, which monitors private job creation and showed that employment grew more than expected, by 217,000, in February.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 8.78 points, or 0.07 per cent, to 12,066.80. The S&P 500 Index gained 2.11 points, or 0.16 per cent, to 1,308.44. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 10.66 points, or 0.39 per cent, to 2,748.07. Wednesday 2 March 2011 4:37 pmcenter_img Share whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgCRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Giant lock returns while the rest of the Springbok side is unchanged for crunch Wales Test

first_imgThursday Nov 22, 2018 Giant lock returns while the rest of the Springbok side is unchanged for crunch Wales Test The Springboks have named an unchanged starting side to take on Wales in Cardiff on Saturday in what will be the final Test of their end of year tour. A win over Wales will not only see them go three from four on tour, but will increase their world rankings significantly. ADVERTISEMENTIt’s the first time this year that the Springboks have named an unchanged starting side, with the only change to the 23 being the return of former skipper Eben Etzebeth, who has recovered from his calf problem and takes up a spot on the bench in place of Lood de Jager.The rest of the squad is the same as the team that beat Scotland 26-20 at Murrayfield last weekend. That win followed a hard-fought, final seconds win over France, and a narrow defeat to England at Twickenham.“Wales have a formidable squad and their current run of eight unbeaten Tests is proof and also an indication of their good form at the moment,” said Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus.“As I’ve said before, we know Saturday’s Test is going to be our most difficult match of the tour.“Wales defeated us in Washington in June and have now won the last three games against us. They are a well-balanced and strong side with a great home record so our boys will be in for a massive contest on Saturday.”Wales are currently third in the official World Rugby Rankings but a loss at home could see them slip down the list, with South Africa – currently fifth – swapping places with them if all other results go to script.ADVERTISEMENTWhile South Africa have not done well against Wales in recent times, the overall record against them in Cardiff is 13 wins from 18 meetings (1 draw). Overall, the two sides have met 34 times, with South Africa winning on 28 occasions (1 draw).“We will be desperate to win, and to end the tour on a high would be fantastic for the experience and growth of this squad.”SPRINGBOK TEAM: 15. Willie le Roux, 14. Sbu Nkosi, 13. Jesse Kriel, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10. Handré Pollard, 9. Embrose Papier, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6. Siya Kolisi (captain), 5. Franco Mostert, 4. RG Snyman, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Malcolm Marx, 1. Steven Kitshoff,Replacements:16. Bongi Mbonambi, 17. Thomas du Toit, 18. Vincent Koch, 19. Eben Etzebeth, 20. Francois Louw, 21. Ivan van Zyl, 22. Elton Jantjies, 23. Cheslin KolbeWALES TEAM:15. Liam Willians, 14. George North, 13. Jonathan Davies, 12. Hadleigh Parkes, 11. Josh Adams, 10. Gareth Anscombe, 9. Gareth Davies, 8. Ross Moriarty, 7. Justin Tipuric, 6. Dan Lydiate, 5. Alun Wyn Jones, 4. Adam Beard, 3. Tomas Francis, 2. Ken Owens, 1. Nicky SmithReplacements:16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rob Evans, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Cory Hill, 20 Ellis Jenkins, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Dan Biggar, 23 Owen WatkinADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Downturn in charitable giving has ended, says NCVO

Howard Lake | 27 July 1999 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New figures from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) have just been published which show a slight rise in donations to charity following a downward trend that has lasted several years. New figures from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) have just been published which show a slight rise in donations to charity following a downward trend that has lasted several years. Public donations have risen nearly 10% between 1997 and 1998 to £4.94 billion.But all is not well, says NCVO: “without urgent government support, charity giving could revert to the downward trend of the early nineties.” Advertisement  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Read NCVO’s announcement. Downturn in charitable giving has ended, says NCVO AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Forbes lists world’s 100 most powerful women

first_imgForbes lists world’s 100 most powerful women  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Prospect research Business magazine Forbes has published its second annual list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. It’s not a list of the wealthiest women of course, but in many cases there’s a good correlation between power and wealth.Forbes offers some useful methods of exploring the top 100 list. You can view by country, rank and occupation, as well as by name of course. The magazine has also chosen to subdivide the list into four occupations: Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Business Media Philanthropy PoliticsThe top 10 list is:1. Condoleezza Rice2. Wu Yi3. Yulia Tymoshenko4. Gloria Arroyo5. Margaret Whitman6. Anne Mulcahy7. Sallie Krawcheck8. Brenda Barnes9. Oprah Winfrey10. Melinda Gates Howard Lake | 31 July 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Southern Workers Assembly vs. Tea Party

first_imgFrom a 2013 WWP Conference talk by Ben C.While the Democratic National Convention was unfolding in Charlotte, N.C., during the March on Wall Street South mobilization the Southern Workers Assembly held its inaugural meeting. The SWA brings together unions and worker organizations from throughout the U.S. South to report on the struggles being waged, develop an analysis of the tasks for this period and carry out a collective program for action.This is a much needed development in the South, home to some of the most severe, anti-labor, right-to-work laws on the books, and which was built on a foundation of racism and national oppression. This part of the country has become a testing ground for some of the most reactionary laws, promoted by right-wing ideologues Art Pope, the Koch Brothers and others.A lot has happened since the founding of the SWA. The “Moral Monday and Forward Together” movement has built a broad united front to wage a fightback against the reactionary, Tea Party-controlled North Carolina Legislature. That Legislature has been waging an all-out war on the people of North Carolina.With the “Forward Together” movement and the “Assembly” movement comes a recognition — especially in light of this major right-wing offensive — that no sector can survive on its own, and that the entire united front must be advanced together.The SWA has participated extensively in the expanding “Forward Together” movement. Over the last year, the SWA held workplace speakouts in the North Carolina cities of Butner, Raleigh and Goldsboro; held a North Carolina workers’ assembly that brought representatives of the major worker struggles in the state; and is building local workers’ assemblies in Charlotte, Raleigh and Goldsboro.In the last year, the SWA also participated in many important solidarity actions. This includes building support for the International Longshoreman’s Association when there was a potential for an East Coast portwide shutdown. And it includes working with comrades from BAYAN on the “Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Filipino Workers” campaign in Louisiana.On Nov. 4., teachers from across the state held “walk-in” actions and rallies at schools to challenge the continued state budget cuts to public education and privatization schemes that recently cleared the state Legislature. This was a broad, mass action. Some 150 people demonstrated on that day of action in Transylvania County, a small rural community in the North Carolina mountains.The SWA has been moving forward a major campaign coming out of its September assembly — the workplace democracy campaign. This initiative will translate the fightback spirit of the “Forward Together” movement into the workplace, in order to develop consciousness and organization — and to challenge injustice and the attacks on democratic rights.The struggle against the right wing’s attacks cannot be confined solely to the state capital, but must be seen as a struggle that can be taken up every day, by workers on their jobs and in their communities. Building a democratic rank-and-file movement of workers is an important component in challenging the consolidation of power by the right wing, the banks and corporations — and the politicians who represent them.This campaign is developing a fightback program that can challenge the Jim Crow Era ban on collective bargaining for public workers, the proposed right- to-work constitutional amendments and other attacks.Hopefully, the SWA and the experiences in Baltimore and elsewhere can serve as examples to expand the “Assembly” movement, develop more organization among our class and yield more victories in the coming period.Build the Southern Workers’ Assembly!Organize the South!All power to the people!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sanctions kill

first_imgOver 30 countries are targeted with sanctions by the U.S., including China, Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe. Sanctions are collective punishment against civilian populations. Sanctions kill. They result in chronic shortages, economic dislocation and chaotic hyperinflation. Those who impose sanctions aim to induce artificial famines, disease, poverty and despair among the most vulnerable.In every country, the poorest and the weakest — infants, children, the chronically ill and the elderly — suffer the worst impact of sanctions.These were just some of the points that Sara Flounders, co-coordinator of the International Action Center, spoke about  in Philadelphia on July 23 at a meeting titled, “Sanctions Kill — Economic Warfare and the Migration Crisis.” A seven-minute video featuring part of her talk can be seen at tinyurl.com/y3um92sr/. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Anti-fascists say ‘Proud Boys, out of Philly!’

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Phiadelphia anti-fascists banner, Sept. 20.The fascist Proud Boys group posted notices on social media “calling all patriots” to Philadelphia’s Clark Park at 1:00 pm Sept. 19. By 2:00 pm, none of them were visible. Over 500 progressive activists did show up, who would have told the missing brownshirts in no uncertain terms that they were not welcome in Philly.— Photo and caption by Joe Piettelast_img