Trump warns against foreign interference in UK projects as US steps up national security efforts

first_imgSunday 28 June 2020 2:22 pm Beijing’s nuclear power investments in the UK, which include Somerset’s Hinkley Point C power station, have joined discussions over Huawei in becoming a sore point in the trade war between the US and China.   whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoBigGlobalTravelCelebrities That Are Still Married TodayBigGlobalTravelUndoSoGoodly20 Historical Photos They Dare Not Show You In SchoolSoGoodlyUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndo However, UK Space Agency employees have warned the government that the GPS firm’s systems are inaccurate and could be susceptible to interference from anti-satellite weapons. The move could sabotage the UK’s hopes of developing a sovereign space-based navigation system, after Britain was booted off the EU’s Galileo satellite project as a result of Brexit.   Trump yesterday warned that the US could block foreign buyers from purchasing Anglo-American satellite business Oneweb amid mounting national security concerns directed at China. The UK’s bid for Oneweb, which has its global headquarters in the UK but substantial operations in Florida, is said to have been commandeered by the Prime Minister’s top adviser Dominic Cummings, who is reportedly keen to level up the UK’s space exploration efforts. Show Comments ▼ (Getty Images) Also Read: Trump warns against foreign interference in UK projects as US steps up national security efforts Businesses in the UK are “white-listed” under US law, meaning they are allowed to buy minority stakes in sensitive companies without raising national security concerns. However, Trump yesterday announced that the US will open a committee review if any members of the UK-led consortium are from non-white-listed nations. Industry figures have warned that Britain cannot meet its 2050 net-zero emissions target without new power plants, as most of the country’s existing stations are set to shutter over the next 10 years. China General Nuclear (CGN) is keen to scoop up the site as part of plans to roll out a fleet of nuclear reactors in the UK, the Times reported. whatsapp Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newslettercenter_img Hitachi last year halted a sale of the Anglesey project after Westminster delayed signing off a support package. The board is set to make a decision on the project by September, but has warned that it may sell to foreign investors in the absence of MP support. (Getty Images) It comes as Trump yesterday warned Japanese industrial giant Hitachi against selling a Welsh-based power project to China, as tensions between Washington and Beijing continue to escalate. Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, accused China of using “coercive bullying tactics” earlier this month after Beijing officials warned the UK that reversing a decision on Huawei could undermine China’s nuclear efforts in Britain.  (Getty Images) Also Read: Trump warns against foreign interference in UK projects as US steps up national security efforts But international leaders have cautioned that allowing China to build new nuclear plants in the UK could pose fresh national security concerns. Poppy Wood President Donald Trump has issued a stiff warning to the UK not to allow foreign interference in British projects, as the US looks to bolster its national security efforts amid increasing tensions with China. The collapsed satellite firm has attracted intense international interest ahead of its auction next week, including rumoured bids from Chinese companies.  The UK government is thought to have entered a £500m bid for 20 per cent of the company as part of a consortium of private investors.  Trump warns against foreign interference in UK projects as US steps up national security efforts Sharelast_img read more

Hedge fund manager turned Mayor refuses to quit following mass resignations

first_imgIn November, Preston also refused to resign after an allegation was made that he had an image of a naked woman on his laptop and said he was the victim of a “dirty tricks” campaign. Not going anywhere: Hedge fund manager turned Mayor refuses to quit following mass resignations Tuesday 11 May 2021 6:30 pm Andy Preston is under pressure to resign (source: Andy Preston) They made claims about Preston’s “poor behaviour” and said they have lost confidence in his leadership, causing them to resign en masse. “Any attempt to force me to go before then is both undemocratic and insulting to those who voted for me or anyone else at the election.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comZen HeraldShe Inspired Three Of The Most Popular Songs EverZen HeraldDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads Andy Preston’s deputy and four senior Independent councillors on his executive wrote an open letter in which they made a series of allegations about his conduct and said they could no longer work for him. His deputy Antony High wrote on Facebook: “For the last 24 months I have worked tirelessly to address and turn around a number of critical areas of delivery for our Middlesbrough. However, I can no longer be associated with Andy Preston professionally or politically.” Andy Preston is under pressure to resign (source: Andy Preston) Also Read: Not going anywhere: Hedge fund manager turned Mayor refuses to quit following mass resignations whatsapp Preston, a former hedge fund manager who was elected to the post in 2019, said in a statement: “Ultimately, if anyone believes I’ve done wrong, they should go through the appropriate channels and put in an official complaint to the council, rather than making defamatory public remarks. Michiel Willems The independent elected mayor of Middlesbrough has denied wrongdoing after senior figures on the council stepped down and called on him to resign. “Whatever I do, it’s always about putting Middlesbrough and its people first.” Show Comments ▼ Andy Preston is under pressure to resign (source: Andy Preston) Also Read: Not going anywhere: Hedge fund manager turned Mayor refuses to quit following mass resignations whatsapp He added: “If the public aren’t happy with the job I’m doing, they’ll have an opportunity to vote me out at the election in two years’ time.” He claimed his opponents did not like his methods, saying: “Yet again, this is about those who don’t like the fact that I’m a very different mayor than any other. Share But Preston has hit back, saying the accusations were untrue, and he refused to stand down. Former hedge fund manager “I do things differently, I challenge the status quo and I clearly upset a few people along the way who’d like things to stay just how they are. Clearly some people want me to resign. But I’ve got bad news for them. I won’t,” he said.last_img read more

The good, the bad and the ugly: What the analysts say about Tesco

first_img Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home It’s another dark day for Tesco.The supermarket’s estimated £250m profit black hole was even larger than expected at £263m, £70m of which came prior to the period it initially identified as problematic. Profits collapsed 91.9 per cent as it took the hit of the accounting error, it completely ditched its forecasts, cash flow was down, its pension deficit was up, as was net debt, and (not surprisingly) it cut its dividend.While the supermarket has been transparent about where it stands, many unanswered questions remain.Here’s what the analysts say.The (as) good (as it gets):The headline figures were ahead of our expectations, although the task of recovering competitiveness in the UK, strengthening the balance sheet through asset sales and rebuilding the brand with suppliers and customers could take time and is dependent on the macro inflation and strength of the consumer recovery.The UK trading margin of 2.34per cent, which was down 283bps, marks a substantial shift down since last year at 5.17 per cent and, we believe, it is worth understanding what movements in gross margin and cost/sales has created this deleverage effect in UK profit.To us, it seems unusual that £600m of lower UK sales has led to £632m of lower trading profit which indicates a big upward movement in cost/sales and hence a need for significant cost cutting.Management will need to focus on UK trading ahead of the important Christmas period to make sure availability and promotional offers are executed. The profit outlook now depends on what route Dave Lewis intends to take to rebuild sales and reconnect with its customer base and lapsed loyal shoppers. First, we believe, he needs to simplify the business via UK and International asset sales, then reconnect with suppliers by changing payment terms and lowering his cost of goods and then start on the long road to rebuilding the Tesco brand with shoppers.Tesco has the most developed multi format strategy and is well placed in the convenience market so should benefit from this growth, but will need, in our view, to redeploy space in hypermarkets to more productive use. All this could take several years but we see some easy wins on costs and cost of goods.– Mike Dennis, CantorThe bad:Even after this classic example of kitchen sinking, it remains impossible to gauge whether today is Tesco’s nadir…. the next stage of the process is a regulatory review which is a further distraction. Of particular concern are the outlook comments – on the one hand, Tesco is not providing full year guidance at all, whilst the possibility of a rights issue has not been discounted. The company is clearly prepared to take decisive steps in an effort to stem the financial bleeding, but the unforgiving trading environment and changing consumer habits will make any turnaround even more challenging. Amidst all the uncertainty, one thing is clear. The market consensus is that the shares are a sell.– Richard Hunter, Hargreaves LansdownThere is a lot to digest … but to me the key is the fact that revenue is falling faster than costs. 1H 2014 revenue of £30.473bn down 4.5% from £31.914bn but costs are barely cut at all from £29.5bn to £29.2bn (down 1 per cent).  Tesco needs to take an axe to costs now.  It desperately needs to restore profitability and part of that is to slash its cost base. I see little evidence of this happening and fear that Dave Lewis is not a cost slasher.A trading margin of 2.43 per cent is not enough to close the pricing differential with the discounters which are 20-25 per cent cheaper. This is why cost cutting is so essential.But Dave Lewis is a marketing man – a Brand manager. He worked at Unilever for 27 years. This is a man who invests in “brands”, who debates “core values” the brand represents.  A man who will have searched for the exact pantone colour best symbolises a particular brand.  He is not a cost cutter.– Louise Cooper, Cooper CityThe ugly:A record 92 per cent decline in pre-tax profits in the first half of the year and a fall in organic British sales described as the worst performance in 40 years does not sit well with traders across the city!… Why would anyone take a risk on a company that continues to disappoint in this manner? Fortune often favours the brave, but the stupid?– James Abbott, Accendo MarketsTesco has had quite a few years of challenge and disappointment. However, we can never recall a period so damaging to the reputation of the company as H1 FY2015. That a powerhouse of international retailing was reduced to a rudder less corporate entity where downgrade followed downgrade, executive followed executive out of the business, with no effective succession planning, capped by a material accounting issue, reflects to a detrimental extent, to our minds, upon those who are the guardians of Tesco on behalf of its owners.Tesco is not in a position to offer full year profit guidance and management states the need to create head room for the future. As such there is a further risk of earnings downgrades to our minds with management demonstrably signalling that customers must come first.Management is conducting a strategic review. No mention is made of the team that will be needed to take Tesco forward. That protecting the balance sheet is a key priority may heighten speculation that asset disposals of some sort may feature in future plans.– Clive Black, Shore Capital The good, the bad and the ugly: What the analysts say about Tesco Thursday 23 October 2014 7:22 am Lynsey Barber Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Aer Lingus loses passengers but wins EU lawsuit

first_img whatsapp Thursday 5 February 2015 7:59 pm Express KCS Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Sharecenter_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableySenior Living | Search AdsSenior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look At The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsLux & LushShe Hid Her True Identity All Her Life With MakeupLux & LushDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinition BOTH Aer Lingus and rival EasyJet have posted disappointing passenger numbers for the first month of 2015.The Irish flag carrier said mainline passenger numbers fell 4.5 per cent year-on-year in January to 546,000. Aer Lingus, which is subject to a potential takeover bid from British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG), said its long-haul flights saw 22 per cent growth for the period, but its more-prominent short-haul flights suffered a 7.6 per cent decline.The numbers, which cover the post-Christmas lull typical in the airline market, add weight to sentiment the IAG offer is motivated by gaining access to gate slots at Heathrow airport rather than for Aer Lingus’ passenger base.Aer Lingus, along with rival Ryanair, yesterday won a court challenge against a European Union regulatory ruling ordering them to repay state aid related to Ireland’s air travel tax.The two carriers took their fight to the EU’s General Court in Luxembourg after the European Commission in 2012 said they had benefited from illegal state aid by paying a lower levy for domestic flights between 2009 and 2011.The EU competition authority told Irish authorities to recover eight euros per passenger on short-haul flights from the airlines. Judges said the Commission’s arguments were flawed.Ireland had modified its air tax to a flat rate for all flights in 2011 following the Commission’s investigation.Meanwhile, discount carrier EasyJet had a flat start to 2015 with just over 1,000 extra passengers compared to the same month last year, while its load factor – the percentage of filled seats aboard a flight – dipped slightly from 85.4 per cent to 85.1 per cent. Aer Lingus loses passengers but wins EU lawsuit whatsapplast_img read more

Elderly Kim Latest Pawn in Legitimacy Game?

first_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Analysis & Opinion By Daily NK – 2014.04.14 12:09pm Facebook Twitter 92-year-old Kim Yong Ju has been revealed as North Korea’s new Honorary Vice Chairman of the Supreme People’sAssembly Standing Committee following the inaugural session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly on the 9th. His appearance is attracting attention for anumber of reasons, not least as he is the younger brother of former leader KimIl Sung and great-uncle of Kim Jong Eun.Kim Yong Ju graduated from Moscow State University in 1945,and upon his return to North Korea started to build a power base within thepowerful Organization and Guidance Department.  Once considered a strong contender for successor, he was soon overtaken by Kim Jong Il who wasted little time in marginalizing his uncle. Kimwas demoted to vice premier in 1974 and shortly thereafter exiled to Kangkye in JagangProvince where he spent the next 20 years under house arrest. The “concern of Kim Jong Il” prompted a reinstatement in1993 as the titular Vice President of North Korea. Titular roles are commonlyreferred to in North Korea as the “the mark of a failed life,” and Kim’s movementsduring the Kim Jong Il era are likely to have been tightly controlled.  His sudden reappearance is now giving rise to speculation over Kim Jong Eun’s intentions. Namely, that he is using his great-uncle to increase legitimacyby emphasizing his position within the ruling Baekdu bloodline.Kim Jong Eun’s aunt Kim Kyong Hui once served this purpose in reminding thepublic of his heritage, but she is unlikely to appear again following the execution ofher husband Jang Song Taek last December. The legacy of the past is the platform upon which thecurrent regime is built. After all, Kim Jong Eun’s right-hand man Choe RyongHae is the son of Choe Hyon, former defense minister and fellow partisan of KimIl Sung. Thus, in deciding to parade Kim Yong Ju in front of a domestic and international audience, KimJong Eun wishes to prove that the oldest known member of the Baekdu bloodline and one of thelast remaining figures of a system that paved the way for his success is being well takencare of.On this point, Yoo Dong Ryol of the Freedom and DemocracyInstitute explained to Daily NK, “Kim Kyong Hui once provided legitimacy as amember of the Baekdu bloodline but she became an enemy after Jang Song Taek’sexecution. Promoting Kim Yong Ju is part of Kim Jong Eun’s strategy to ensure legitimacyby reminding others that he is the rightful heir.” Elderly Kim Latest Pawn in Legitimacy Game? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img SHARE Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Analysis & Opinion Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center last_img read more

FCA calls on asset managers to improve cost disclosure

first_img CSA sets rules on non-GAAP financial reporting Asset managers and dealers must improve their disclosure of investment costs and charges to retail investors, says the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).In a pair of reports published today, the FCA spells out the results of its compliance reviews with new cost disclosure requirements by both asset management firms and dealers, such as wealth managers. In both sectors, the regulator finds room for improvement. James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news The FCA is particularly tough on asset management firms, saying, “We conclude that asset managers may be communicating with their customers in a manner that is unfair, unclear or misleading and as such, investors can be confused and misled as to how much they are being charged.”For the dealers, the regulator reports that most firms are trying to comply with their disclosure requirements, but that their interpretation of the rules is often inconsistent, which makes it difficult for investors to comparison shop.“They were better at disclosing the costs of their own services than at disclosing relevant third-party costs and charges,” it says. “We found evidence that firms were not sharing their costs and charges with each other to meet their obligations to provide aggregated figures to clients.”The FCA’s reviews follow the implementation of new disclosure requirements on costs and charges that took effect in January 2018 due to the introduction of reforms known as MiFID II and PRIIPs.“MiFID II and PRIIPs brought enormous change to how firms operate and the information they are required to give their customers. While awareness of the rules appears good, we found that firms take inconsistent approaches, risking confusion for customers, who may be misled about how much they are being charged,” said Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the FCA.“We are aware that many firms are finding aspects of the calculations difficult or are making inaccurate calculations. We will work with firms to help them ensure their reporting is accurate,” he added.Additionally, the FCA published a consultation today that sets out proposed rules that would establish cost disclosure requirements for pension governance committees. guidelines and regulations binders kchung/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Regulators propose slimming corporate disclosure Keywords Asset management companies,  DisclosureCompanies Financial Conduct Authority Don’t believe the hype: BCSC proposes new rules for stock promoterslast_img read more

Cabinet Approves Implementation of Central Treasury Management System

first_imgRelatedCabinet Approves Implementation of Central Treasury Management System Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Senator the Honourable Don Wehby, today, announced that Cabinet, at its sitting on Monday, May 18, 2009, approved the implementation of a Central Treasury Management System (CTMS) geared towards improving the Central Government financial management and budget process by creating greater efficiencies.It has long been voiced that the current system of managing public funds has proven to be inefficient resulting in Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as other public entities having to bear the high costs of financing.In some instances, there are para-statal entities holding large pools of funds under their management on an ongoing basis while in other circumstances the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service is forced to borrow at huge costs to the Government, to fund working capital needs and requirements for other agencies.With respect to Central Government operations, CTMS will be used to manage the overall management of public funds, which includes, inter alia, cash management, management of Government’s bank accounts, financial planning and forecasting of cash flows, and public debt management.“The timely implementation of the CTMS constitutes an integral part of one of the Government’s comprehensive 6-point reform programme to increase fiscal responsibility and reduce debt,” said the Minister.Senator Wehby explained that the establishment of the CTMS in which resources are pooled or are under central management, would serve to reduce the cost of operation of a number of Public Bodies and for the Government in general.While the Government moves along with its plans to implement the system, it wants to preserve the autonomy and accountability structure of the Public Entities by upholding the distinction between the modus operandi of budget-funded and the commercial Public Bodies. To achieve this, the relationship between the Central Treasurer and Commercial Public Bodies will be clearly outlined and demarcated.“As such commercial Public Bodies would be entreated to provide resources to the treasury for returns that are no less than they would obtain on the market,” said Senator Wehby. “These funds would provide a pool of resources that would present entities that are less liquid, with an alternative to borrowing at higher interest rates.”Based on Cabinet’s decision, the responsibility for treasury management and functions currently being shared between the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) and the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service (Cash Management, Debt Management and Fiscal Policy Units) would reside in a single agency. Existing legislation already provides for AGD to perform required functions. The AGD would be comprehensively reorganised to ensure it has the technological infrastructure, financial and other expertise required to establish a fully functioning and effective CTMS.Additionally a consultant/team leader would be appointed by MOFPS to guide the implementation of the new systemThe Jamaican CTMS will be based on the Irish Model which operates and functions effectively in an environment that is closest to the culture and structure of the Jamaican Public Sector. Minister Wehby and a team visited Ireland in September 2008 to learn more about the National Treasury Management Agency. RelatedCabinet Approves Implementation of Central Treasury Management Systemcenter_img RelatedCabinet Approves Implementation of Central Treasury Management System Cabinet Approves Implementation of Central Treasury Management System ParliamentMay 20, 2009last_img read more

Australian National Maritime Museum acquires Krait flag and objects

first_imgAustralian National Maritime Museum acquires Krait flag and objects The MuseumRemembering Ted Carse and Operation JaywickThe Australian National Maritime Museum today welcomed historical items related to the famous Operation Jaywick into the National Maritime Collection.The items, a collection of significant objects associated with Lieutenant Hubert Edward ‘Ted’ Carse and Operation Jaywick, an Allied commando raid against Japanese shipping in Singapore Harbour in September 1943. The objects were sold recently via auction in London.The objects, a faux Japanese flag, medals and knife are of great national significance to Australia.A joint Special Operations Executive/Royal Australian Navy mission, Operation Jaywick has unique status among covert wartime operations in Australia as the only wholly successful mission of its type to be carried out during the Second World War. As commander of the mission’s ‘mothership’ MV Krait, Lt. Carse was responsible for safely delivering and extracting six covert operatives, and in doing so, ensured its success.The purchase was possible due to the Australian Government’s support through the National Cultural Heritage Account and museum Foundation through the generosity of the families of Ted Carse’s brothers.The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts said, ‘Artefacts of this nature provide a valuable opportunity to explore and enhance our understanding of the past.’‘This is an opportunity not only to preserve, but also to showcase objects of historical significance that reflect Australia’s experience in the Second World War.’‘These are objects which needed to remain in Australia and will now be added to the National Maritime Collection to form an important part of the Krait narrative. The objects are historically significant physical representations of the heroism of our forces in War World II. They will join other iconic objects from the Krait and Operation Jaywick in the Collection,” said museum Director and CEO Kevin Sumption.‘I want to thank the Australian Government for its support through the National Cultural Heritage Account and the families of Ted Carse’s brothers for the opportunity to unite these objects with the MV Krait.‘The MV Krait is on loan to the Maritime Museum from our colleagues at the Australian War Memorial and forms a proud part of our floating fleet. Visitors to the museum can learn about the heroism of Z Force and Australian forces in World War II as part of the museum’s permanent Action Stations experience and Navy gallery.’About the National Cultural Heritage accountThe National Cultural Heritage Account is a grant program that assists Australian cultural organisations to acquire significant cultural heritage objects, to help retain and protect Australia’s cultural heritage for future generations and provide public access to important objects that tell a story about our cultural identity.The Australian Government allocates $500,000 each financial year.Funding can be accessed by Australian public galleries, libraries, archives and museums as well as historic buildings, local cultural organisations and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander keeping places for secret/sacred material. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Australian National Maritime Museum, Australian War Memorial, communications, cultural heritage, future generation, Government, infrastructure, Japan, Japanese, London, operation, Singaporelast_img read more

Average Jamaican will benefit from CCJ – Senator Golding

first_imgAverage Jamaican will benefit from CCJ – Senator Golding Foreign AffairsSeptember 25, 2012 RelatedAverage Jamaican will benefit from CCJ – Senator Golding FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, says the nation, particularly the average Jamaican, stands to benefit greatly from accession to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). “There is a lot to be gained for Jamaica, not just for the Government, but for the average person in terms of access to the court, which is the critical thing. The average Jamaican cannot afford to take a case to the Privy Council. (Whether it is) land disputes, commercial disputes, personal injury, accidents, tax disputes…or criminal matters, other than death penalty cases, they find it very difficult, if not impossible, to take the case beyond the local Court of Appeal,” he said. Senator Golding was addressing a JIS ‘Think Tank’, at the agency’s head office in Kingston, on September 25. The CCJ, which is the judicial institution of the Caribbean Community(CARICOM), was established in 2005, to serve the needs of the region as a final appellate court, to replace the Privy Council in London. Jamaica is one of 12 signatories to the agreement that instituted the CCJ. It is based in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Senator Golding pointed out that the CCJ will be a more accessible and affordable court for the average person, particularly with the employment of audio-visual technology, which “allow you to fight most of the cases from right here in Jamaica.” “The court is set up with the region in mind, so there is significant investment in audio-visual and Information and Communications Technology. Much of the work that takes place, can be done without counsels of litigants having to travel to the home base of the court, which is in Port of Spain,” he explains. “That saves significant cost for litigants and for governments which have cases before the CCJ. Right now, because the Privy Council is our final court, many cases that go there, which involve the Government, end up in huge invoices for English Counsels and English solicitors, which can run into many millions of dollars,” the Minister pointed out. He noted that going the route of the Privy Council is beyond the means of many Jamaicans, who would require a visa to travel to England to fight their cases. “Many Jamaicans cannot get a UK visa. It’s not available as of right. It actually is a very complex and long form. Many people who apply don’t get it. I think from that standpoint, it’s fundamentally inaccessible to our citizens, because they don’t have the right to go to Britain. Whether they get a visa or not is entirely a matter for the discretion of the home office,” the Minister said. Senator Golding said that in the nation’s 50th year of independence, the time has come to fully embrace the CCJ as the country’s final court of appeal. “Fifty years along, it is time for us to embrace the regional institution which has the potential to be a fantastic institution. The judges are excellent and their rulings have been illuminating and sound,” the Minister emphasised. “There will never be a situation where everybody agrees with every ruling and that’s true of every court…but there is nobody, I think, who can deny the standard when you read the judgements… and the judges themselves who sit on it are of international repute. So, I think there is significant benefits for Jamaicans to go this route and I think it is right,” he said. Senator Golding explained that significant effort was put into the design of the regional court to ensure that it is free of political interference, that it is fully funded up front, so that “it is not at the behest of any regional governments to keep going operationally.” The court currently hears final appeals from three jurisdictions in the region – Barbados, Guyana and Belize. “They also have another function, which is what’s called original jurisdiction, where they adjudicate any disputes arising under the Treaty of Chaguaramas, which are really trade-related matters,” Senator Golding noted. The Treaty of Chaguaramas laid the foundation for the establishment of the Caribbean Community and Common Market, later known as CARICOM. RelatedAverage Jamaican will benefit from CCJ – Senator Goldingcenter_img RelatedAverage Jamaican will benefit from CCJ – Senator Golding Advertisementslast_img read more

Samohi holds graduation for class of 2020

first_imgHomeLifeEventsSamohi holds graduation for class of 2020 Jun. 10, 2020 at 6:00 amEventsFeaturedNewsStudentsSamohi holds graduation for class of 2020editor1 year agograduationmemoriesscavenger huntsmmusdPhoto by Matthew Hall. Santa Monica students graduated on Tuesday. Celebrations were held virtually or by car depending on the school. Prior to the event, some students including Naveen Haque and Rachael Odebunmi participated in a citywide scavenger hunt to revisit memories of their SMMUSD experience.Tags :graduationmemoriesscavenger huntsmmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentVideo evidence increasingly disproves police narrativesSanta Monica to implement police reforms, reallocate some police department fundingYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agolast_img read more