Politicians urge London Stock Exchange to cancel meeting with Saudis after Khashoggi killing

first_img Politicians urge London Stock Exchange to cancel meeting with Saudis after Khashoggi killing Several business and political leaders, including international trade secretary Liam Fox and US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin, pulled out of a major conference for foreign investors held in Riyadh last week, amid news of Khashoggi’s death. David Schwimmer, chief executive of the LSE, was among them.Pressure is growing for an full inquiry in Khashoggi’s death, after Saudi Arabia repeatedly changed its story on what had happened writer, a Washington Post columnist, in its embassy earlier this month. Some European countries have called for companies to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia until there is a full investigation.US defence secretary Jim Mattis said today that he had called for a full, transparent investigation into the killing during a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister at a conference in Bahrain yesterday.“We discussed it. You know the same thing we talked about, the need for transparency, full and complete investigation,” Mattis told reporters.“(There was) full agreement from foreign minister Jubeir, no reservations at all, he said we need to know what happened and it was very collaborative, in agreement,” Mattis added. Share whatsapp Louis Ashworth Sunday 28 October 2018 5:29 pm Senior politicians have called on the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) to cancel a planned meeting with Saudi officials amid the international fallout from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Speaking to City A.M., shadow chancellor John McDonnell and Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable both urged the LSE to scrap an “Investing in Saudi Arabia” breakfast planned for Tuesday, which is expected to be attended by several Saudi grandees including its stock exchange chief.The Gulf kingdom has been under growing pressure from politicians and business in recent weeks, as it scrambled to explain the disappearance and death of Khashoggi, a critic of its government, after he visited the country’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.On Friday, the Financial Times reported that the FTSE Russell – owned by the LSE, which controls assets including the FTSE share index – would be hosting several Saudi officials, including Mohammed El Kuwaiz, chairman of the Saudi financial regulator and Khalid Al Hussan, chief of its stock exchange, for an “educational briefing” for potential investors.Details of the event are limited, and there is no official description on the FTSE Russell or LSE websites.Cable, the former business secretary, said it would “be wrong for this meeting to go ahead as planned.” Tags: Company John McDonnell London Stock Exchange Group People “Saudi Arabia must first answer for what has happened,” he said. “As for the UK government, they should have already suspended arms export licences to Saudi Arabia.”McDonnell, who has called for sanctions to be placed upon the country, said “Until the issues of the role of the Saudi regime in both the barbaric attacks on Yemen and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi are resolved this is hardly the time for engaging in this activity,” “If we are to secure any movement from the Saudi regime we have to be firm in the message we are sending to it with regard to our intolerance of human rights abuses and abusers,” he told City A.M.An LSE spokesperson declined to comment.The group launched a partnership with Saudi Arabia earlier this year, with its chair Donald Brydon saying the UK was a “natural partner” to work with the country as it undertakes a high-profile programme of economic diversification under its crown prince, Mohammed Bin Salman. whatsapplast_img read more

How mainstream vaccines could soon become too expensive for lots of countries

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Sarah Spickernell whatsapp Sharecenter_img How mainstream vaccines could soon become too expensive for lots of countries The poorest countries are the biggest victims of life-threatening diseases, but they are also the ones that could soon no longer afford the vaccines needed to protect them. The cost of immunising children against a host of deadly diseases is rising fast, and some economies are struggling to keep up.  In fact, over the past 14 years there has been a 68-fold increase in prices, which is “prohibitively high” according to the medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres. A spokesperson told the BBC that the constantly rising prices were “calling into question the sustainability of immunisation programmes”. In 2001, the global cost of vaccinating one child against tuberculosis, measles, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio was $0.67 (£0.44). By 2014 it had jumped to $45.59 (£30.07).  The report, called “The Right Shot”, says western pharmaceutical companies are now charging much larger sums. According to those in the industry, this change is needed to make up for an increase in manufacture costs for a larger number of vaccines. Since 2001, rubella, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type b, pneumococcal diseases, rotavirus and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines have been added to vaccination programmes.  The relatively new pneumococcal vaccine is a particularly expensive one, accounting for 45 per cent of a child’s vaccination programme in the poorest countries. The change in cost means that full immunisation could soon end in some parts of the world, allowing diseases to propagate through populations.  “The price to fully vaccinate a child is 68 times more expensive than it was just over a decade ago, mainly because a handful of big pharmaceutical companies are overcharging donors and developing countries for vaccines that already earn them billions of dollars in wealthy countries,” Rohit Malpani from MSF told the BBC.MEASLES RISKBy the end of 2013, just four countries in the world had less than 50 per cent immunisation among infants. With the rising cost, more and more countries could fall into this bracket, particularly in Africa and some parts of Asia.  DTP3 RISKThe diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) vaccine protects against three life-threatening diseases, and the map below shows how much coverage developing countries had achieved among infants by the end of 2013.  Only 30 per cent had immunised 80 per cent or more, and this percentage is likely to fall even lower as the cost continues to rise. Tuesday 20 January 2015 6:54 amlast_img read more

Austerity is simply bad economics: It’s the current Conservative government – not Jeremy Corbyn – whose spending policies are extreme

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 24 August 2015 12:48 pm Austerity is simply bad economics: It’s the current Conservative government – not Jeremy Corbyn – whose spending policies are extreme Tags: Economic austerity Expert Voices Jeremy Corbyn People Jessica Morris More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comcenter_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBallLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It WiseArticles SkillHusband Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Not Knowing She Won The Lottery Just Moments BeforeArticles SkillTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Republican US presidential candidate and Ohio governor John Kasich recently argued that when he gets to the “pearly gates”, what will matter is not how much he cut spending, but how much he helped the poor.  Austerity is all about spending cuts, which hurt the poor and the vulnerable. This makes the UK government’s recently announced £12bn of extra welfare cuts an unnecessary disgrace in a rich country. So far there’s been no rebalancing of the UK economy. Exports haven’t risen and the government has failed to deliver its promised “march of the makers”. GDP per head is only now approaching where it was before the recession started. Indeed, business confidence in the UK started slowing a year ago, while the labour market has also turned down with unemployment rising for the first time in two years.Meanwhile the world economy appears to be heading sharply downwards. The prospects of a rate rise in the United States or the UK any time soon disappeared into the ether as stock markets, oil and commodity prices tumbled around the world.  Read more: Corbyn backed by anti-austerity lobbyI am not a Corbyn supporter and don’t share many of his views but I did sign a letter in the Observer along with Mariana Mazzucato and 40 other economists who argued that his opposition to austerity is actually mainstream economics, even backed by the conservative IMF.Corbyn aims to boost growth and prosperity, which is a good thing. It is the current government’s policy and its objectives, which are extreme.The attempt to produce a balanced public sector budget primarily through cuts to spending failed in the previous parliament and will fail again, we believe.  Increasing child poverty and cutting support for the most vulnerable is unjustifiable.We argued cutting government investment in the name of prudence is wrong because it prevents growth, innovation and productivity increases, which are all much needed by our economy. Over time this policy actually increases government debt, due to lower tax receipts. Austerity is simply bad economics.Kasich has claimed what he wants is “a little more concern, a little more softness, a little fewer hard edges”.What the UK needs is a lot more concern; a lot more softness and many fewer hard edges.  And some sensible economics please. whatsapp last_img read more

News / New hi-tech kids on logistics block are showing established players how it’s done

first_img By Alex Lennane 19/11/2014 Disruption is on its way, as the logistics industry finally goes hi-tech – but in a move not led by existing players. It is attracting technology start-ups that see an opportunity to create efficiencies and make complex booking processes easier.And what’s more, they are getting investment.According to data company Crunchbase, logistics start-up investments reached 1.37% of total start-up investments in 2014 (up to the end of September), up from just 0.1% of total investments in 2012. In dollar terms,it represents a 1006% increase from 2012 to 2013, and a further 112% increase in the first three quarters of this year over last – to $1.8bn.From Uber to Freightos, the space is filling up – and leaving incumbents behind. Just this week a Bangalore company called Blowhorn, which was launched a few months ago as an online marketplace for last-mile logistics, received a seed investment from Unitus Seed Fund. But there are also some bigger players in the space, and many are following the example set more than a decade ago by companies such as Expedia and booking.com.Last month, Freightos, an online network that claims to generate door-to-door quotes in seconds, appointed Robert Mylod, former Priceline CFO and head of worldwide strategy, to its board of directors. He is also managing partner of Annox Capital and a director of Dropbox and Redfin. In addition, Freightos also completed a financing round of $7.6m with investors including Annox Capital, Aleph, ICV and OurCrowd.Freightos CEO Zvi Schreiber said at the time: “Almost $19 trillion dollars of goods were imported/exported in 2013. That’s a growth of five times compared with 1990. But the technology of the cargo industry hasn’t changed at the same pace. Freightos is automating freight sales and bringing it online. Importers and exporters are people who buy clothing, electronics and food online in seconds – they shouldn’t wait days for freight price quotes, with inaccuracies that drive up shipping costs.”According to Freightos, Kestrel, a liner agency and freight forwarder specialising in LCL and FCL services in Latin America and the Caribbean and providing services to more than 100,000 port pairs, calculated savings of $150,000 annually by automating quotes.“Archaic spreadsheet pricing systems used by the pricing managers – each of whom has their own system – complicates the process even more,” it stated in a case study.Freight Filter also offers instant freight pricing, across multiple modes. It too noted: “The freight forwarding industry has always been notoriously slow to embrace new technology, especially the efficiencies that moving elements of the process online could bring.”These new hi-tech companies are already changing the face of the freight industry, which has lagged technologically.“I think there’s going to be some disruption coming from those companies, that will eventually make its way all the way up to the core logistics businesses or air cargo, shipping, and so on,” Guillaume Drucy, head of e-business for IATa Cargo told The Loadstar recently.“It’s just the beginning. Like every major change, it can mean danger or opportunity depending on what we do about it.”center_img Gofreighteralast_img read more

News / Partnership with John Lewis gives Clipper Logistics half-year results a boost

first_img Clipper Logistics today reported first-half EBIT had increased 23.2% to £7.6m, on revenues of £164.9m, with growth bolstered by a click and collect joint-venture with retailer John Lewis.The results indicated an upward trend in profitability for the London Stock Exchange-listed group, with the rate of EBIT growth up on both last year’s six-month performance (18.1%) and its full year results for the period ending April 2016 (21%), and ahead of the revenue growth rate of 16.5%.Steve Parkin, executive chairman of Clipper, said the results were in line with board expectations, adding that the firm had seen a 67% surge in operating cash flow, up to £12.3m from £7.4m the year before.The group said this increase was partly down to increased activity in the logistics sector and partly to a change in policy by a commercial vehicle manufacturer whereby vehicles previously delivered directly to major fleet customers are now recognised in the group’s inventories prior to sale.“Revenue and profit growth has been strong in all areas,” said Mr Parkin.E-fulfilment and returns activity reported 21.7% growth in EBIT, to £4.2m, on revenues of £58.9m. For non-e-fulfilment activities, EBIT was 18.9% higher at £5m on revenues of £61.3m, which were 9.7% ahead year-on-year.“Our position in the high-growth area of e-fulfilment and associated services, has been enhanced further by the recent formalisation of a joint-venture with John Lewis to provide click and collect services dedicated to the needs of high street retailers,” Mr Parkin added.The venture, announced last year,  underwent a major expansion in September to include the entire Waitrose UK store estate, from 30% previously. The non-exclusive service has also been made available by Clipper to other retailers.Alongside the John Lewis partnership, the group also reported strong organic growth, particularly in the e-commerce sector, on existing contracts, including those with Browns and Pep&Co. It also began operations with Gallaher, Links of London and expanded its John Lewis operation to the retailer’s Northampton facility.“The new-business pipeline continues to be strong, and we expect the positive momentum from existing and new contracts to continue into the second half of the year,” said Mr Parkin.Clipper also reported growth of 20.4% in EBIT to £1.3m on sales of £45.6m for its commercial vehicles business, Northern Commercials, which sells new and used vehicles and provides servicing and repair facilities.The company added that trading had remined strong in the second half, with a “very successful Black Friday to Cyber Monday trading period for clients”, and further said there had been no “significant upward pressure on its cost base”.“The high proportion of open-book contracts within its UK logistics operation provides a high degree of protection against any future potential cost inflation,” it added. By Alexander Whiteman 01/12/2016last_img read more

Affirmative action doesn’t hurt white medical school applicants

first_imgFirst OpinionAffirmative action doesn’t hurt white medical school applicants About the Author Reprints Adobe [email protected] The assumption that minority applicants are “stealing seats” in medical schools bothered me. So I put it to the test. Using publicly available data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), I compared the odds of getting into medical school between 2013 and 2016 for white applicants and black applicants with the same MCAT scores and GPAs. (At the time, the top score on the MCAT was 45. The scoring system has since changed, and the top score is now 528.) Some of those who contend that affirmative action is what kept them out of medical school argue that some low-scoring black applicants are in the med school seats they should have gotten. I did the math to see how likely that is.Figure 4 shows that it’s far more likely a white applicant “stole a spot” than a black applicant. For a white applicant with a 31 MCAT score and a 3.7 GPA, for every black applicant who scored lower and was accepted there are, on average, 4.11 white students who also scored lower and were accepted.It’s only low-scoring white applicants (less than a 26 on the MCAT and a GPA less than 3.2) who are more likely to have “their” seats offered to black students than to white students. Yet at that end of the statistical spectrum, the chance of getting into medical school is less than 5 percent for both whites and blacks. But look at the average number of low-scoring black students accepted each year (132) and the total number of white applicants accepted each year (26,420). The chance that a low-scoring white medical school applicant will “lose” a spot to a low-scoring black applicant is 0.5 percent. How unlikely is that? It’s even less likely as the applicant dying in a car accident.White applicants with low scores should realize that their MCAT scores and GPAs are holding them back far more than their black colleagues.These analyses didn’t surprise me. When I interviewed at 11 medical schools last year, I saw no more than 10 black applicants among the 100-plus applicants I met. How could such a small group — blacks make up 9 percent of medical school applicants — be usurping so many white applicants medical school seats? The answer is that they aren’t.My message to those who whine that minority students took their spots in medical school: Think about the five other white applicants who got in with the same statistics as each minority student. Then notice the amazing minority students who did cutting-edge research and incredible volunteer work just like you. Notice the obstacles that many of them have faced every day because of the color of their skin yet have excelled as students and as people in and out of the classroom. Think about how many more amazing doctors we could have if we had equality of opportunity earlier in the educational system.Increasing the number of blacks and other minority students in medical schools can change the trajectory of the medical field for the better. And it isn’t costing white applicants a thing.Spencer Dunleavy is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. He will begin medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in the fall of 2019. Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. Related: With role models, can minority students change medicine’s racial imbalance? Please enter a valid email address. As shown in Figure 1, at nearly every comparison, black applicants were, on average, preferentially admitted to medical school over their academically similar white peers. For example, a black applicant with an MCAT score of 31 (the median for all individuals accepted to medical school) and a GPA of 3.7 (the median for all individuals accepted to medical school) had, on average, a 30.7 percent higher chance of getting into medical school than a white applicant with a similar MCAT score and GPA.I can almost hear the anti-affirmative-action readers saying, “I told you so. Why should we be giving such a massive boost to black applicants?”In addition to righting the decades-long structural and historical factors that have limited opportunities for black students to enroll in medical school, there are many benefits to having diversity in the medical profession. A diverse physician population encourages innovation, promotes cultural competence to reduce health disparities, and shows minority youths that there are places for them in science and medicine. And physicians of color help society at large, not just minority communities.But convincing readers that affirmative action is important and necessary isn’t my goal. I want to demonstrate how little affirmative action hurts white applicants, how few medical school spots black applicants get, and who is most likely to lose a spot to a black applicant with lower scores.To start, realize that today there are only about seven black medical students in a class of 100. Affirmative action opponents somehow seem to think those seven take more spots from qualified white applicants than the other 93 white applicants do.center_img I compared only white and black applicants because underrepresentation in medicine is most clearly defined for these two groups. However, it is likely that the results would also apply to other underrepresented minorities.advertisement Spencer Dunleavy By Spencer Dunleavy Jan. 9, 2018 Reprints Privacy Policy Related: Experts discuss how to improve diversity in medicine Six in 10 medical school applicants end up with nothing more than a pile of rejection letters after pouring their hearts and souls into studying, volunteering, researching, and more. A few understand that their quest was a long shot. Many others start looking for reasons why they didn’t get in. Was it low test scores? Not enough volunteer time? Or was affirmative action the culprit?Lively — and often bitter — threads on studentdoctor.net and Reddit condemn the use of affirmative action in medical school applications, usually with claims that black or Hispanic students got in while white students, with the same or higher scores, were rejected. Despite the social, capital, and educational advantages of growing up white, these gripers seem to believe that the world has suddenly flipped and being white is holding them back.Many look past the importance of hard-to-quantify factors for getting into medical school like research, volunteering, recommendations, essays, and interviews and instead fixate on how minority applicants have lower scores on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and lower grade point averages (GPAs).advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: Let’s set the acceptance rate of black and white applicants equal to each other. If 63 percent of white applicants with a 31 MCAT score and 3.7 GPA are accepted, then 63 percent of black applicants with the same stats are accepted. This essentially takes away the advantages seen in Figure 1. By holding black applicants to the “same standards” as white applicants, we would expect about 750 fewer black applicants accepted to medical school each year, effectively halving the number of blacks who get into medical school.Now let’s give all of those 750 spots to white applicants. (Of course, that’s not what would happen in the real world.) Figure 2 shows the outcome: Those who get the biggest bump in their odds of getting into medical school are the ones who are already most likely to get into medical school — applicants with high MCAT scores and GPAs. Those who have little to gain are already on the edge of not getting in anyway. By opening up 750 medical school seats to white applicants, those with a 26 on the MCAT and a 3.6 GPA probably still aren’t getting in.Reducing the number of black applicants admitted to medical school by 750 and giving all those seats to white applicants would increase the acceptance rate of white applicants from 45.15 percent to 47.97 percent, a 2.82 percent increase. But as I learned from my analyses, that small increase is negligible when compared to the impact of increasing MCAT scores on applicants’ chances of admission. Though I do not show the analysis for GPA here, small increases in a white applicant’s GPA (maybe getting a B+ instead of a B in one class) improves his or her chances much more than reducing the number of accepted black applicants.As shown in Figure 3, an increase of one to three points on the MCAT score does more to improve a white applicant’s odds of getting into medical school than would eliminating affirmative action. With a median 3.7 GPA, going from a 29 on the MCAT to a 32 increases the odds of getting into medical school by 17.38 percent — far more than the “equal acceptance” scenario posed above.From the perspective of the AAMC, though such an increase in the MCAT score is relatively meaningless. A 3-point higher score on the MCAT could mean answering correctly just three more of the 230 questions, perhaps getting 75 percent of the questions right instead of 73 percent. Given that some guesswork is involved, and that applicants would likely get slightly different scores if they took the test multiple times, the AAMC reports MCAT scores with a 4-point range. If an applicant scores a 29 on the MCAT, the AAMC reports that his or her true MCAT score is somewhere between 27 and 31. In other words, a white applicant with a 3.7 GPA and 29 MCAT who correctly guesses the answer to one more question, simply by chance, is better off than if we “level the playing field” by holding black applicants to the same score-based admission standard. Tags affirmative actioneducationphysicianslast_img read more

Clock ticking for homeless at Lions Park set to be kicked out next week

first_imgFORT MYERS, Fla. – As the traffic rumbles along US 41 a community of tents sits just on the outskirts of downtown Fort Myers in Lions Park, across from Lee Memorial Hospital.Inside one of the tents a woman can be heard weeping after another restless night of sleeping on the hard ground.Dawn Cullen is approached by social workers who want to help find her more permanent housing.“I’m too old to sleep on the ground,” Cullen said. “It’s been so long. I haven’t slept in a bed for 11 months.” AdvertisementThe clock is ticking for her and many others who will be forced to leave the park for good next week.A homeless camp was set up in the park months ago but now the city said it’s time to go and they have eight days before they’re evicted.Adina Bridges and her co-workers from Centerstone go from tent to tent offering people mental health counseling and they’re assisting others to find housing. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Homeless gather at abandoned North Fort Myers shopping plaza May 5, 2021 Advertisement Dozens of homeless people camp behind abandoned shopping plaza May 1, 2021 They hear Cullen weeping and she assures them she doesn’t need therapy but simply a place to live.She became homeless during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and she is now desperate for a place to live.She’s not alone. A woman named Teresa has been living in the park, and she is a mother and grandmother that admitted she is a heroin addict. On Thursday she accepted help to battle her addiction admitting she has been miserable.Others who have been living in the park are happy. Jason “Boogy” Hagen is among them. He’s fondly been nicknamed the mayor of tent city because he was the first person to set up a tent and call it home.Hagen has been living in Lions Park for seven months and on Thursday he found out he qualifies for rapid rehousing and social workers picked him up and are delivering him to his new apartment.“I’ve been sentenced to seven months in this park. Today is my release date,” Hagen said.But there are many more who still need help and aren’t so fortunate.Officer Youngblood with the Fort Myers Police Department has patrolled tent city for months and he realizes the importance of finding people some help before the March 19 deadline to leave the park. “Right now, everyone is chomping at the bit to get it all done,” Youngblood said.For Bridges the pressure is on to help as many as she can but she realizes not everyone may accept the help.“I’m not able to help every single person on this day. Not everyone is ready,” Bridges said.No new tents are permitted to set up in the park. City council meets on Monday to further discuss the growing homeless problem. The city voted 4-3 earlier this month against relocating the homeless to the nearby Salvation Army. It’s likely the proposal could be voted on again if one of the four councilmembers has a change of heart to help relocate them. North Fort Myers homeless camp to be cleared out May 3, 2021 Advertisement Cape Coral nurse & patient bond over bikes, help give thousands away June 11, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Tags: EvictionHomelessLions Parklast_img read more

2018 Remembered – Some absolute classics in the Laois GAA club player nicknames

first_img Community Home We Are Laois 2018 Remembered – Some absolute classics in the Laois GAA club player… We Are Laois By LaoisToday Reporter – 30th December 2018 Nicknames Back in September, we had a great laugh putting together a list of the mad nicknames used in GAA clubs around the county. We were quickly reminded in the comments of any we missed, and are sure there’ll be a good few to be added next year. Laois GAA people are renowned nationally for their iconic nicknames.From Cheddar to Picky to Wooly, the national media are often left ogling over our incredible ability to give people names that they weren’t christened with – and make them stick.When Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett was manager of the Laois senior hurlers, he would routinely be described as being ‘cheesed off’ whenever Laois lost by some of the tabloids.But what the national media don’t know is that for every Cheddar and Bruno, there are hundreds of other hilarious nicknames in Laois GAA.Some clubs provide more than others – indeed, we could probably have done this list with just players from Crettyard, Stradbally and Ballylinan alone!But we have taken a glance at all 43 clubs in the O’Moore County and come up with at least one player from each of them.We disqualified any nickname which used bits of a player’s name, therefore ruling out the likes of John O’Louglin (Johnno), Colm Begley (Begs) and Conor Meredith (Merdo).We first produced this list last year and we’ve updated it to account for the players who have graduated to the adult ranks this year. Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Community Check it out below:AnnanoughEggy – Ciarán HennessyChops – James MillerAbbeyleixStackie – Oisin CarrollGander – Eoin ReillySheriff – Steven ReillyYoung Frank – Enda RowlandDozer – Joe BerginArles-KilcruiseDigger – Kevin MeaneyBundy – Alan McLaughlinFish – Dylan WatersSquirrel – Cialann MulhallColt – David LawlorGluey – Mikey WallArles-KilleenBam – Brian KennedyBeano – Brian McDonaldSpud – Seán O’SheaKinger – Donie and Paul KingstonGilly – Paul McDonaldBallinakillCha – Charles DwyerBallyfinMerlin – Seán MooreBallylinanBaler – John KielyDisco – Dermot LeonardPsycho – Gary WalshMessi – James RedmondChina – Eric KennaBubu – Brian KennaBronson – Ciarán FarrellPman – Pauric McEvoyBuckshot – Emmet DoyleBallypickasDawh – Seán O’DeaNedved – Adrian McDonaldBallyroan-AbbeyTea bag – MJ TierneyBarrowhouseBugsy – Brian MaloneTwinny – James BaldwinTwinny – Andrew BaldwinBorris-In-Ossory-KilcottonButch – Brian Stapleton and Colm StapletonJungle Joe – Owen DrennanPig – Neil FoyleCamrossTricky – Joe PhelanZiggy – Zane KeenanCastletownDribbler – Pat PhelanJockey – John O’SullivanClonadFluffy – Colin DelaneyClonaslee-St Manman’sBuster – Ger DunneMouse – James YoungTeabags – Glenn McEvoyBull – Ger ReillyClough-BallacollaPicky – Stephen MaherColtGouleye – Brian KeeganTaggy – Cian MoffitBurgers – Owen JoyceTaz – Kevin FarrellFonse – Colin RyanCourtwoodFrank – Niall DonoherCrettyardBish – Cormac PhelanSnowball – Patrick ReillyCasper – Jason DunneScones – Eoin O’SheaTerrace – Pa BrennanBuds – Cristóir MaherThe Ghost – Killian O’SheaEyeball – Paul DelaneyThe Dub – Seán O’SheaEmoChubby – Paul LawlorStinky – Paul KirwanGraiguecullenDicey – Danny O’ReillyChops – Patrick ScullyScuba – Stephen AlsyburyShaq – Shane O’NeillKilcavanFresh – Derek O’ConnellHayes – Liam DunneBull – John McEvoyHoover – Pat HuntFeather – Mick TarpeyEggs – Rory O’ConnellChick – Ollie DixonKilleshinBon – Paschal BrennanCur – Mark O’ReganBarrel – Evan LowryFly – Paddy DoyleMonkey – Gavin DeeringZoolander – David AstonDucky – Adam BrennanKyleCucumber – Conor QuinlanMountmellickBMan – Bernard RochfordDizzler – Darragh HanlonO’Dempsey’sHatch – Matthew FinlayClue – Thomas FinlayTin Tin – Peter O’LearyPark-RatheniskaPulper – Brendan DelaneyBrillo – Liam BrennanDagger – Martin LangtonPaww – Pauric TierneyPortarlingtonHopper – Kevin McGrathSquirty – David MurphyChilly – Jason WardPortlaoiseBruno – Brian McCormackChi Chi – Adrian KellyOtter – Scott LawlessColossus – Dean CullenWhiskey Jaws – Graham BrodyMadness – Ricky MaherSweetcorn – Eoghan FeaneKenny – Cian HoulihanRathdowney-ErrillGiant – Jason PhelanFonsie – Liam O’ConnellRoddy – Ross KingRosenallisDaisy – Damien GormanNuts – Paddy DunneBoss – Anthony GormanShanahoeItalian Scallion – Timmy CarrollSlieve BloomSmiler – Ben ConroySlieve MargyPsycho – Gary WalshSpinkGooch – Paul SimmsSt Fintan’s MountrathYugie – Michael BoyneSocks – Patsy SydesSnakey – Michael BrownSt Joseph’sFroggy – PJ RowanCrow – Conor KealyStradballyMagoo – Kieran DelaneyButch – John DonohueDeuce – Paul BegleySmall – Cormac DelaneyRooney – Conor DelaneyRat – Jamie KavanaghBarney – Darren MaherRunt – Alan DelaneyFriggy – Damien MurphyiTunes – Stephen LawlorCookie – Justin LalorThe HarpsTucker – Tommy KennaGoat – Eoin ClancyThe HeathNoodle – Aidan BerginRam – Eoin DelaneyBush – Dylan KavanaghThe RockSticky – Ciarán CarrollMoses – Brian ConlonTimahoeZigger – Eoin CullitonTwisty Back – Mick RamsbottomWeasel – Joe FoyleTrumeraGeek – John ConnorBaah – Paddy CallaghanWiggins – Diarmud HoseyRat – Brian HoseyGento – Declan CallaghanMouse – Cathal BrophyBrock – Damian LalorBrock Jnr – Dylan LalorThe Dye – Fintan CallaghanSEE ALSO – Laois Garda receives prestigious International Police Association Scholarship New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, December 30, 2018Next article2018 Remembered – In Pictures: No Leinster glory but Laois supporters in big numbers in Croke Park LaoisToday Reporter Twittercenter_img Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year 2018 Remembered – Some absolute classics in the Laois GAA club player nicknames TAGS2018 Rememberednicknames Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Council WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Have You Heard of Shinuiju “Kang Young Se Incidents”

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News News Have You Heard of Shinuiju “Kang Young Se Incidents” SHARE AvatarKwon Jeong Hyun By Kwon Jeong Hyun – 2005.08.31 3:58pm News center_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Facebook Twitter [imText1]Grieving voices resonate high in Shinuiju area of North Pyongan province in North Korea about Kang Young Se (age47), the president of Kangsung Trade Company. Kangsung Trade Company is known as a branch under the 131 Management Agency of the Central Party of the Worker’s Party, and makes $600,000 annual profit. Kang gives $200,000 to the party and takes the rest for himself. He is heavily criticized for inhumane treatment of the workers who he pays very little wage and for having several wives. However, because his deep friendship with the Central Party, it is no good even if people file complaints about Kang’s inappropriate acts. Sentenced to 13 Years of Imprisonment for Breaking GlassOne of the biggest recent incident Kang has caused is imprisonment of Mr.P, a resident of Gwaksan-gun. As the company expanded in its size, Kang built a new storage in Gwaksan, a port city located in North Pyongan province, and Mr. P worked as construction manager. In the construction several tens of people were involved, but even after the construction was completed, Kang did not pay the workers. For this reason, Mr. P sold his house and all his belongings to pay the workers and requested a bill to Kang. However, Kang gave Mr. P only $1,000 and told him, “I will make you supervisor of the storage.” Mr. P ran off angry and broke a window with an ax, but Kang reported him for having “dared to destroy state owned building.” In the trial, Mr. P was sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment and he is presently under confinement. Due to this incident, criticizing voices of the residents of Gwaksan-gun are increasing high, and everyone pities Mr. P who is innocent. Mr. Kim who resides in Shinuiju reported the incident to The DailyNK on August 26. Liang Yinhua(pseudonym, age 51), a Chinese whom we met in Namsuhdong, Shinuiju where Chinese People’s School is located, said, “Kang Young Se has four wives officially known, and has one child for each wife. Even the Chinese people wonder about his behavior and whether it is really a Korean culture.” Kang has a house for each wife. Inhumane Treatment of the President of the CompanyCho Chul Yong, a resident of Shinuiju, said, “There are many unmarried women from Security Department as guards of the Kangsung Trade Company, and there is no woman Kang Young Se did not touch. Once a year he gives a color TV to the staff, but he gives two TVs to the women who he played with.” “Such a behavior is not even considered as a crime in North Korea, that even if I filed a complaint, it will only kill me,” added Cho.He also said, “Kang is only in his late 40s but curses even to old people over 60s like “son of x” and beating is also natural. His mother lives alone, and when he goes to visit his mother, there is a rumor that every time he visit her he gives $10,000 to $15,000 US dollars as her allowance. He must be better off than most of many rich people in South Korea.” Even the young people criticize Kang. One student who attends Keunha Middle School, a renowned school in Shinuiu, said, “Kang Young Se’s son goes to my school and he smokes Cabin (a cigarette brand). Teachers do not say anything to him.” Cabin is one of the most expensive cigarette brands in North Korea, which costs about 1,500Won($0.75) in the farmer’s market. That is over a monthly wage of an average North Korean worker, and enough money to buy 2kg of rice. Some people testify that Kang’s son buys those cigarettes in boxes and sometimes shares them with teaches and students. Nobody Dares to Report in Fear of RevengeKim Eun Chul, the president of Backju-Halla Association, a North Korean defector from Shinuiju says, “In Shinuiju, presidents of the trade companies have so much power that even the party cadres cannot control them, and thus their noses touches the sky. It is nothing new that they beat up the workers and practice polygamy.” The reason why the Central Party does control them when they are aware of such situations is “because they pay the government a lot of money and have wide connections and also because they have hired gangs that if you report, you can disappear without a sound.” Kim, who reported the news said, “I even throughout about filing a complaint in Korean embassy in China. These days, people of Shinuiju say Kang Young Se is worse than an American.”“Who would have thought that those (like) cruel Japanese owners who enslaved us would come alive in front of us?” sighed Kim. Kangsung Trade Company is officially known as “Geumunsan Trade Company,” and it is direct branch under the Central Party 131 Management Agency with its official name known as “Nuclear Power Management Agency.” It is known that profit made by Kangsung company is known to be used for nuclear development thus Kang Young Se has much more power than others. News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak last_img read more

Morgan Stanley to launch Canadian wealth-management business

first_imgThe platform will complement Shareworks by Morgan Stanley, an existing service that offers stock plan consulting and administrative services to executives and employees at more than 350 Canadian companies, the release said.“The creation of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Canada will add wealth management services to our comprehensive suite of workplace financial solutions,” Brian McDonald, head of Morgan Stanley at Work, said in the release. “Taken together, these solutions will help to maintain and strengthen the competitiveness of Canadian companies by meeting the breadth of their employees’ needs.”Toronto-based Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management has been selected as the platform provider for Morgan Stanley’s new business.Canaccord Genuity will provide wealth management services and technology, as well as custody and clearing services to Morgan Stanley. Canaccord will also support the deployment of Morgan Stanley’s self-directed investing platform. IE Staff New York-based Morgan Stanley is planning to launch wealth-management business in Canada.The new company, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Canada, will include full-service financial advisors, virtual advisors, a discount self-directed investing platform and online investment management, according to a release issued Wednesday. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter One in five Canadian investors plans to switch wealth providers: EY study TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital Keywords Wealth managementCompanies Canaccord Genuity Corp., Morgan Stanley man opening curtain to reveal something Sergey Nivens/123RFlast_img read more