Factory gate inflation in slim rise

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Factory gate inflation in slim rise Friday 5 November 2010 7:15 am Factory gate inflation picked up slightly in October but was lower than expected after the biggest reworking of the official data since 1992, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed.The ONS said annual producer output price inflation picked up to four per cent in October from 3.8 percent in September, against forecasts for a reading of 4.4 per cent.Annual input price inflation slowed to eight per cent from 8.7 per cent, despite a sharp rise in food prices. Analysts had expected a reading of 7.2 per cent. But the figures were higher partly due to the reclassification of the series.The data are likely to reinforce the view that the Bank of England will be reluctant to inject any more stimulus into the economy while price pressures remain high and economic activity seems to be solid.The ONS said it has reclassified the PPI series to be based on the 2007 style of industrial classification — the first major reworking of the series since 1992. As a result, the ‘recovered secondary raw materials’ (mostly recycled metals) and ‘publishing’ components are no longer included in the manufacturing sector, but are classified under services – a different set of data that is published only quarterly.The reclassification of output and input prices had resulted in large historical revisions dating back to 1996, but overall price trends are almost identical to the previous classification, the ONS said.The ONS said that home produced food prices rose at their fastest annual pace since October 2008, up 9.8 per cent. Imported food prices rose 4.5 per cent on the year, the fastest pace since October 2009. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Share John Dunne last_img read more

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WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT OSBORNE’S DECISION TO INCREASE THE BANK LEVY?

first_img GRAEME LEACH | INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORSThe increase confirms our concern that the levy would ramp up over time and risk undermining the competitiveness of the City. Let’s hope this is the last increase. CHUKA UMUNNA LABOURMinisters have already been boasting that the bank levy will raise £2.5bn a year, so this is little more than a re-announcement.ANGELA KNIGHT | BRITISH BANKERS’ ASSOCIATIONThe levy is complex and will hit our most global banks hardest as they operate and pay tax across national boundaries. KCS-content whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmWealth EditorThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightWealth EditorMovie JewelExperts Draining Niagara Falls Never Expected This Dark DiscoveryMovie JewelDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionMartha Stewart CBDFind All of Martha Stewart’s CBD Products HereMartha Stewart CBDTip ParentsA Nurse Finds Out The Truth About Her HusbandTip Parents WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT OSBORNE’S DECISION TO INCREASE THE BANK LEVY? Tuesday 8 February 2011 9:16 pm whatsappcenter_img Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgP Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePZ Cussons Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of consumer products and home appliances in Nigeria. Personal care products include Premier Cool Deo antiseptic soaps, Carex hand hygiene products, Cussons baby products, Venus Gold fragrances and a Morning Fresh dish washing product. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc sells milk products under the Coast, Nunu and Olympic brands, refined palm oil and red palm oil under the Mamador and Devon King’s brans, and YO! Yoghurt drinks. Household appliances sold under the Haier Thermocool brand include computers, televisions, DVD players, home entertainment systems, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, generators, inverters, stabilisers, automatic voltage regulators, fans and air coolers, washing machines, water dispensers, water heaters, gas cookers and microwaves. The company sells its electrical appliances through its own CoolWorld retail stores located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. It also exports products to Angola, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Togo. Established in 1899 and formerly known as Paterson Zochonis Industries Plc, the company changed its name to PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc in 2006. The company is a subsidiary of PZ Cussons Plc. Its head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgRioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRioZim is an integrated mining and metallurgical company in Zimbabwe with an extensive portfolio of resources in gold, base metals, diamonds, coal and chrome. It mining operations include Renco Gold Mine in Masvingo Province, and Cam & Motor Gold Mine and Empress Nickel Refinery; both in the Mashonaland West Province. RioZim also has interests in Sengwa Colliery (Private) Limited with coal assets in Gokwe North; Murowa Diamonds (Private) Limited with operations in Zvishavane; and Marnatha ferrochrome refinery in Kadoma. RioZim separated from its parent company, Rio Tinto plc, in 2004 to become a wholly-owned Zimbabwean company. Its subsidiaries include RioGold (Private) Limited, RioZim Base Metals (Private) Limited and RioDiamonds (Private) Limited. RioZim Group Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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England Women 39-6 Canada Women: as it happened

first_imgLive updates from the England v Canada women’s Test at Twickenham Canada: Julianne Zussman; Brittany Waters, Alexandra Tessier, Andrea Burk, Magali Harvey; Emily Belchos, Chelsea Guthrie; Carolyn McEwen, Laura Russell, Daleaka Menin, Tyson Beukeboom, Latoya Blackwood, Kelly Russell (capt), Karen Paquin, Jacey Grusnick.Replacements: Gillian Boag, Demi Stamatakis, Olivia DeMerchant, Kayla Mack, Barbara Mervin, Elissa Alarie, Mackenzie Higgs, Frederique Rajotte.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 26min TRY! Amy Cokayne, England 10-0 CanadaEngland set the maul from a lineout on the 22 and get a big cheer from the few thousand fans who’ve stayed to watch as Amy Cokayne touches down after a long drive. Scarratt misses with the conversion again.25min England pressurise the Canada line but visitors are able to turn the ball over and kick clear.24min Big hit on Magali Harvey by Lydia Thompson in Canada 22.23min Scarratt kicks long looking for touch but Julianne Zussman collects the ball before it crosses the line and Canada look to run the ball from their own half again. They do love to keep ball in hand!20min England get a crucial and clear to outside 22 – but Canada come again.19min Canada into 22 and Jacey Grusnick is brought down 10m out.18min Canada work ball along the line from that scrum and Magali Harvey takes play up to halfway.16min Kay Wilson makes ground on the left but move breaks down and it results in Canada scrum just inside their own 22.15min Canada having a few forays into England 22 but are then pinged for holding on and hosts are able to clear.11min Waterman showing lovely footwork on the right wing as she tries to make ground around halfway.9min Scarratt misses the conversion.8min TRY! Alex Matthews, England 5-0 CanadaThe England blindside bursts over from 15m out after good work from England following lineout, Emily Scarratt and Danielle Waterman making notable runs in the build-up.6min Canada clear to the 22 after their own scrum 8m from the line.4min England have a 5m scrum after getting close to the line after Danielle Waterman run.3min Alex Matthews makes a strong charge into the Canada 22.1min Bad start for Canada – Magali Harvey’s kick-off doesn’t go ten so it’s an England scrum on halfway.Canada to kick off.England full-back Danielle Waterman looking very emotional during the anthems.The temperature has definitely dropped since the end of the men’s game at Twickenham – singer Laura Wright has put on a jacket for the anthems.England Women are taking on Canada in the final match of their autumn series and will be looking to make it two wins from two for the English at Twickenham today after the men beat Argentina 27-14.Here’s a little scene-setting: so far this November, England have beaten France and Ireland but lost to New Zealand while Canada enjoyed a big win over Ireland before losing to the Black Ferns in midweek.This is a replay of the 2014 World Cup final in Paris. England triumphed on that day while Canada thumped England 52-17 in the Summer Series in July, so this is likely to be a close-run match.Rewind: Emily Scarratt on the attack against Canada in the 2014 World Cup final. Photo: Getty ImagesEngland: Danielle Waterman; Lydia Thompson, Emily Scarratt, Rachael Burford, Kay Wilson; Emily Scott, La Toya Mason; Rochelle Clark, Amy Cokayne, Laura Keates, Tamara Taylor, Harriet Millar-Mills, Alex Matthews, Izzy Noel-Smith, Sarah Hunter (capt).Replacements: Emma Croker, Vickii Cornborough, Sarah Bern, Poppy Cleall, Marlie Packer, Natasha Hunt, Megan Jones, Claire Allan. England ended their autumn campaign in style by running in seven tries against Canada at Twickenham. The margin of victory means they will move above Canada to second in the World Rugby Rankings on Monday – and will head into 2017, World Cup year, with confidence.FULL-TIME: England 39-6 Canada78min Harriet Millar Mills is named Player of the Match.77min Canada still searching for that elusive try as they attack through Kelly Russell from a scrum, but an error results in an England scrum.72min It’s fair to say the game has lost a little intensity now. Canada’s players must be very tired with this their third game in a week.64min TRY! Claire Allan, England 39-6 CanadaMarlie Packer and Harriet Millar-Mills make the hard yards to take England within 4m of the line. A quick recycle and Allan goes over out wide. Scott conversion missed.63min Andrea Burk makes a great break but can’t get the final pass to Magali Harvery outside her.61min A raft of substitutions are on now and England release Marlie Packer at pace from a lineout on the 22. But Canada turnover and counter.Hard yards: Alex Matthews makes a break during the match with Canada. Photo: Getty Images55min TRY! Lydia Thompson, England 34-6 CanadaRachael Burford feeds Emily Scott and then a lovely pop pass sets Marlie Packer free, quick interchange of passes with Millar-Mills and Packer gets to within 5m before passing to Thompson for the try. Scott converts.53min Canada get a big shove at a scrum on halfway but England manage to get the ball.50min TRY! Emily Scarratt, England 27-6 CanadaLaura Russell makes a good break through the middle for Canada but England counter-ruck well, spread the ball wide to Lydia Thompson, who breaks down the wing and pops the ball over the Canadian defenders to Scarratt for a clear run-in. Emily Scott slots the conversion.48min Rochelle Clark makes way for Vickii Cornborough in the front row.46min TRY! Kay Wilson, England 20-6 CanadaAlexandra Tessier tries to pass the ball through her legs but it goes loose and is picked up by Emily Scott. Quick hands from Rachel Burford to Emily Scarratt to Kay Wilson and it’s a try in the corner. Conversion missed.43min Canada win a penalty and this time Magali Harvey kicks for touch – they have a lineout on the 22. But England turn the ball over and clear.41min The teams are back out and both have changed their scrum-halves – Natasha Hunt replaces La Toya Mason and Elissa Alarie is on for Chelsea Guthrie.HALF-TIME: England 15-6 Canada40min Penalty Andrea Burk, England 15-6 CanadaCanada win a penalty as Harriet Millar-Mills goes in at the side at a ruck. Burk slots her second. And that’s half-time.Super score: Danielle Waterman touches down a superb individual try. Photo: Getty Images37min TRY! Danielle Waterman, England 15-3 CanadaSarah Hunter makes good yards from back of scrum and ball is recycled. Emily Scott feeds Emily Scarratt and Waterman beats five Canada defenders with some incredible footwork to score in the corner. Scarratt’s conversion fall short.36min Canada find Harvey in space on the left after retaining possession well but moves breaks down when Julianne Zussman knocks on.33min Penalty Andrea Burk, England 10-3 CanadaBurk slots a penalty from in front of the posts to put Canada on the board.32min Scarratt’s kick is charged down by Emily Belchos on the edge of England’s 22.28min Cokayne follows up her try with a  big hand-off on Canada fly-half Emily Belchos.last_img read more

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Episcopal priest wins election, becoming Georgia’s first LGBTQ state senator

first_img LGBTQ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal priest wins election, becoming Georgia’s first LGBTQ state senator An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Faith & Politics, Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Rev. Kim Jackson speaks during a campaign meet-and-greet event. Courtesy photo[Episcopal News Service] In last week’s general election, LGBTQ candidates made history with milestone victories around the United States. Among them was the Rev. Kim Jackson, a priest in the Diocese of Atlanta, who is now the first out LGBTQ person ever elected to the Georgia state Senate.Jackson won with nearly 80% of the vote in the race to represent Atlanta’s eastern suburbs, where she lives with her wife. It’s the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for Jackson, who has wanted to be both a pastor and an elected official since she was a girl. In addition to her new job at the Georgia Capitol, she will continue in her role as vicar of the Church of the Common Ground, a congregation of homeless and vulnerable people that worships in a park a few blocks away.Jackson ran as a Democrat in a reliably blue district, so her election was no surprise, but she was blown away by the “extraordinary” voter turnout, a phenomenon that rippled across the state and country.“[About] 90% of registered voters turned out in my district, and that’s unheard of,” Jackson told Episcopal News Service. “I was really committed to trying to do my part to turn out my district, because getting people out to vote is just so crucial to our democracy.”With such a decisive win, Jackson’s race saw none of the disputes over election results that have happened in the presidential race. But Jackson says that’s not just because of the overwhelming margin she won with; it’s also because of the respect she and her opponent, Republican William Freeman, have for each other and for the democratic process.“My opponent, particularly, has consistently reached out during this time, and we had a commitment and agreement that we would run our races in ways that were respectful and civil, and we made that commitment as soon as I won the primary,” Jackson said. “And I think that that, honestly, is characteristic of the nature of my district and perhaps even maybe Georgia, more broadly speaking, that bipartisanship. I mean, the truth is that you can’t pass anything in Georgia if you don’t have Republicans on board. And so, when it comes to making positive change for Georgians, we work together.”Jackson got Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright’s approval before running – “as Kim Jackson, not the Rev. Kim Jackson,” she said – and she did not campaign in her capacity as a priest, in keeping with laws that limit political activity by churches. Though her election is unusual, it’s not unprecedented. Former three-term U.S. Sen. John Danforth, a Missouri Republican, is also an Episcopal priest, though he never served a parish. One of the two Democrats in the upcoming runoff elections for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats is the Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.The Rev. Kim Jackson speaks to a man after washing his feet. Courtesy photoJackson’s congregants at the Church of the Common Ground were “thrilled and excited” to hear the news of her election, she said.“I think they’re just incredibly proud,” Jackson told ENS. “They know that I am committed to bringing their stories and bringing even my congregants, when they want to, inside of the Capitol, so that they understand and know that the Capitol is their house, too.”The historic nature of her win has drawn media attention from around the country, but it’s not the first time she’s broken a barrier. Jackson was also the first Black openly LGBTQ priest in the Diocese of Atlanta.“It’s ironic that a portion of my identity that, for so long, caused a great deal of grief in my family – I had to reconcile it religiously, spiritually … has resulted in jubilation and joy and celebration in another part of my life.”She’s still not exactly sure how her roles as a priest and a state senator will overlap, but she is confident in her ability to navigate her “intertwined” vocations.“I’m just kind of walking by faith here,” she told ENS, “and we’ll see how it all turns out.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service By Egan MillardPosted Nov 10, 2020 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 last_img read more

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Age Exchange & Community Integrated Care announce merger

first_imgAge Exchange & Community Integrated Care announce merger National centre for reminiscence arts and dementia intervention Age Exchange has merged with health and social care charity, Community Integrated Care.Age Exchange has become a subsidiary of Community Integrated Care under the merger, retaining its own identity, board of Trustees and governance agreements. There will also be no changes in terms of staffing or organisational structure at either organisation, and services at Age Exchange in Blackheath centre will remain the same.The merger arose following an internal review of Age Exchange’s sustainability in 2016/17, which revealed an opportunity to extend the reach and impact of its services by partnering with a national social care charity. Community Integrated Care was selected for its national infrastructure and specialist dementia services.Through the partnership, Age Exchange expects to benefit from Community Integrated Care’s infrastructure to grow its organisation and increase its reach, while it will help Community Integrated Care latter to elevate its existing dementia services and expand its offering to include Age Exchange’s reminiscence and dementia services to the people it supports.Community Integrated Care currently supports over 3,500 people with a range of support needs including learning disabilities, mental health concerns, autism, dementia and age-related needs. The north-west based charity employs over 5,500 staff throughout England and Scotland.Age Exchange supports hundreds of people every week through outreach projects in the community and a hub in Blackheath. Each year Age Exchanges centre in Blackheath is visited by 180,000 people. The charity is run by 16 staff and over 100 volunteers.Rebecca Packwood, Age Exchange Chief Executive said:“We set out to find a national partner that provided both the infrastructure we needed to grow and synergy in terms of values and ambition – Community Integrated Care was the perfect candidate. This partnership will allow us to replicate the work we do in our Blackheath centre across the UK, dramatically increasing the number of beneficiaries we are able to reach.“Community Integrated Care will benefit from our expertise in Reminiscence Arts, allowing it to further develop its award-winning dementia services using Age Exchange’s impactful strategies, which are the blueprint for the ambitious plans for this partnership.”Mark Adams, Chief Executive Officer at Community Integrated Care, said: “This represents a fantastic start to our new five-year strategy, as we begin to go back to our charitable roots, putting the people we support, our colleagues and the community at the heart of what we do.“Having already successfully ventured into dementia and reminiscence projects to improve the lives of people we support, our partnership with Age Exchange will now allow us to further improve those projects by sharing knowledge, learning from Age Exchange’s and expanding our offer to deliver genuine social impact to communities across the country.”The two charities were legally joined on 27 July 2018 following due diligence processes and the unanimous ratification by the Board of Trustees of both organisations. Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: mergercenter_img Melanie May | 8 August 2018 | News  150 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  149 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

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Pakistan jails media group editor

first_imgThe Pakistani authorities have made every effort in the past to restrict what the Jang group’s media outlets publish. In July 2019, for example, a Geo News current affairs programme was disconnected in mid-broadcast during an interview with former President Asif Ali Zardari. Mir Shakilur Rahman (droite) is heading the news office of Geo TV (photos: Asif Hassan / AFP – ARY News). Coercion PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence ImprisonedJudicial harassment The statement added: “NAB has also, through several means, tried to persuade us to go slow, to stop stories and to do others in its favour at the expense of the full truth.” News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Pakistani journalist Shakil-ur Rahman, the editor-in-chief of the Jang media group, whose arrest yesterday on the spurious grounds that he acquired a piece of land illegally almost 35 years ago is clearly designed to intimidate the group’s journalists. News News This is not the first time that the NAB has revived this 34-year-old allegation and, at an earlier hearing on 5 March, Rahman already produced all the documents showing that the land was bought in a perfectly legal manner from a private third party. The Jang group, whose media outlets including The News, a leading daily newspaper, and the Geo TV network, has long been targeted by the authorities because its journalists don’t content themselves with reproducing the government’s anodyne statements and promises. Mir Shakil-ur Rahman was arrested in Lahore, the capital of the eastern province of Punjab, at the end of  a hearing before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), a government anti-corruption agency. to go further After Rahman’s arrest, the Jang group issued a statement describing the background: “During the past 18 months, NAB has sent our reporters, producers, and editors […] over a dozen notices threatening to shut down our channels […] due to our reporting, and programmes about the anti-corruption watchdog.” In 2014, Geo News was subjected to a campaign of intimidation after one of its journalists, Hamid Mir, openly accused Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s leading intelligence agency, of being behind an attempt to kill him. In a “notice” issued on 28 February of which RSF has obtained a copy, the NAB claims that the land in question was allocated to Rahman by Punjab’s then chief minister, Mian Nawaz Sharif, “in violation of the relevant laws and rules”. In 2018, transmission of Geo News and all of the four other Geo TV channels was suspended for several days throughout at least 80% of the country in an apparent reprisal for its overly independent news coverage. No official suspension order ever emerged but the military were widely blamed because they control the network distribution cables in every district. January 28, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence ImprisonedJudicial harassment March 12, 2020 – Updated on March 13, 2020 Pakistan jails media group editor Pakistan is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News “Let’s not be fooled, Shakilur Rahman’s arrest has no legal basis and is clearly an act of harassment designed to bring the Jang media group into line,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific group. “We call for his immediate release. The Pakistani authorities are displaying appalling creativity in their attempts to intimidate journalists who try to work in a completely independent manner.” RSF_en Organisation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire April 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Follow the news on Pakistanlast_img read more

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Silgan Announces Pricing for New Senior Secured Notes Offering

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest Facebook STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Silgan Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:SLGN), a leading supplier of sustainable rigid packaging solutions for consumer goods products, announced today that it priced its previously announced private offering of senior secured notes. Silgan announced that it entered into an agreement to sell $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.4% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 at 99.945 percent of their principal amount. The new notes will mature on April 1, 2026. Interest on the new notes will accrue and be payable semi-annually on April 1 and October 1 of each year, commencing October 1, 2021. The new notes will be guaranteed on a senior secured basis by the U.S. subsidiaries of Silgan that guarantee obligations under Silgan’s senior secured credit facility. The new notes and the related guarantees will be secured on a pari passu basis with Silgan’s senior secured credit facility by the same collateral of Silgan and its U.S. subsidiaries that secures their obligations under Silgan’s senior secured credit facility. Silgan intends to use the net proceeds from the new senior secured notes offering to prepay a portion of its outstanding term loans under its senior secured credit facility. The notes being offered by Silgan will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, or under any state securities law and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A and outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offering would be unlawful. Silgan is a leading supplier of sustainable rigid packaging solutions for consumer goods products with annual net sales of approximately $4.9 billion in 2020. Silgan operates 110 manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. The Company is a leading supplier of metal containers in North America and Europe for food and general line products. The Company is also a leading worldwide supplier of dispensing systems and metal and plastic closures for food, beverage, health care, garden, home, personal care and beauty products. In addition, the Company is a leading supplier of plastic containers for shelf-stable food and personal care products in North America. Statements included in this press release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are made based upon management’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting the Company and therefore involve a number of uncertainties and risks, including, but not limited to, those described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2019 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Therefore, the actual results of operations or financial condition of the Company could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005940/en/ CONTACT: Robert B. Lewis (203) 406-3160 KEYWORD: CONNECTICUT UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PACKAGING MANUFACTURING STEEL SOURCE: Silgan Holdings Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 04:45 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 04:45 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005940/encenter_img Silgan Announces Pricing for New Senior Secured Notes Offering Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter Previous articleFaurecia et Immersion Corporation s’associent autour des technologies automobiles haptiquesNext articleOne Step Forward, Two Steps Back Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Report: “CFPB Offers Much-Needed Protection”

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Report: “CFPB Offers Much-Needed Protection” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Secondary Market The Trump administration entered the White House on a promise to examine and possibly eliminate many Obama-era initiatives, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Trulia wanted to know a few things about the CFPB‒‒namely  where consumers have asked the bureau for help in resolving mortgage disputes, who’s doing the asking, and what types of loans the CFPB deals with‒‒before the CFPB comes under more intense scrutiny or sees its mission changed.What Trulia found was that if the bureau is eliminated or even streamlined , it “could be a blow for thousands of mortgage borrowers who have used the CFPB’s dispute resolution to act as an intermediary in their cases,” according to a report issued Wednesday. In its first five years, Trulia reported, CFPB has returned more than $11.8 billion from financial institutions on behalf of 29 million consumers.“The borrowers don’t always win, but the CFPB offers the much-needed guidance and consumer protection that was sorely lacking a decade ago,” the report stated.Trulia reported that the CFPB has handled 224,796 home loan complaints (about a half-percent of U.S. mortgages) in its first five years, and that Americans 62 and older and military service members, combined, make up 15 percent of all complaints”That’s a high rate given just 35 percent of seniors who own a home have a mortgage,” the report stated.According the U.S. Census Bureau, by the time most Americans turn 65, roughly 80 percent own their own home and just 35.8 percent have a mortgage,. By contrast, 83.8 percent of those 45-54 years of age, who own a home have a mortgage.”Thirty-one percent of complaints revolve around standard fixed-rate mortgages, but 38 percent revolve around “other” issues not including ARMs, reverse mortgages, FHA loans, or VA loans.Trulia also reported that expensive and hard-hit markets lean most on CFPB. San Francisco saw complaint rates of 0.73 percent of all mortgages held there, which is nearly twice the national rate  of 0.46 percent. Washington, D.C. zip codes had complaint rates of 1.29 percentMiami, Asheville, and Atlanta had the highest percentages of complaints among mortgage holders in specific metros, all between 1.5 and 1.6 percent. The New York metro area featured three zip codes with complaint rates that landed in the top 10: New Rochelle, (1.25 percent), Far Rockaway (1.23 percent), and New York City (1.14 percent). CFPB 2017-04-19 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Prime Jumbo RMBS Transactions Double in Size Next: Young Adults Not So Hot On Construction Careers Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Scott Morgan April 19, 2017 2,068 Views  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Sign up for DS News Daily Report: “CFPB Offers Much-Needed Protection”last_img read more

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