Close Bros sells offshore arm

first_img Show Comments ▼ Close Bros sells offshore arm Share Thursday 10 March 2011 7:39 pm Close Brothers Group is selling its trust, fund administration, asset management and banking business in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man to Kleinwort Benson Channel Islands Holdings for £29.1m in cash. The group said the sale, which is subject to regulatory approval, would further streamline its asset management division and was consistent with its strategy to focus on its core businesses. Proceeds will be reinvested in Close Brothers’ other businesses. The sale is expected to be completed by the end of the current financial year. KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Stock market crash: I’d invest just £100 a month in UK shares in an ISA to get rich

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The 2020 stock market crash first shocked the world almost six months ago to the day. Yet its impact on investor appetite for UK shares continues to be devastating. The FTSE 100 hasn’t made any real progress since late April and, as I type, remains anchored around 6,000 points. The FTSE 250 hasn’t fared much better.This represents one of the biggest wasted opportunities for share investors in modern times, in my opinion. The FTSE 100’s down 20% since the start of the year, meaning there are plenty of top-quality UK shares trading at bargain-basement levels. You and I have a chance to buy them for next to nothing today. And then watch them explode in value as economic conditions steadily improve.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Buying the FTSE 100 after crashesAnother stock market crash could well be around the corner, given that Covid-19 news flow has worsened again recently. But this is no reason for you and I to stop buying UK shares in something like an ISA. Periods of extreme stock market volatility are nothing new. And, over the long run, their impact on overall shareholder returns tend to be negligible.Let’s look at the 2008/2009 stock market crash for a moment. Many investors were reluctant to buy following the banking crisis, and it wasn’t just because of the threat of a prolonged and painful economic downturn. The prospect of a complete meltdown of the global banking system represented an unprecedented threat.Investors also had to consider the possiblity of major European economies like Italy and Spain going bankrupt and the eurozone imploding.Those who were brave enough to keep buying UK shares made an absolute fortune though. The FTSE 100 doubled in value in the 10 years from the 2008/2009 market crash. And, as a consequence, the number of Stocks and Shares ISA millionaires exploded.UK shares could help you get rich!The bounceback following the 2008/2009 market crash was no isolated event. History shows us that stock markets always recover from crashes to reach new record highs. Buying UK shares today then, could allow you to steal a march on those who dither and turbocharge your returns.Buyers of UK shares don’t need to spend a fortune in order to get rich either. It’s been proven that long-term investors can make an average annual return of up to 10%.So someone who invested £100 a month in something like a Stocks and Shares ISA could realistically expect to make a pension pot worth more than half a million pounds (£555,035 to be exact) over the space of 40 years. Not a bad return for such a modest outlay, I’m sure you’d agree.As I say, another stock market crash could be around the corner. But this isn’t damaging my appetite for UK shares. And I’m not waiting for another crash before getting my chequebook out either. There are too many cut-price champions too good to miss today.And with the help of experts like The Motley Fool it’s possible to dig these out and make spectacular returns over the long run. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Monday, 17th August, 2020 Stock market crash: I’d invest just £100 a month in UK shares in an ISA to get richlast_img read more

Provincial journalist granted conditional release after getting jail sentence

first_img News Organisation Help by sharing this information January 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en VenezuelaAmericas April 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Provincial journalist granted conditional release after getting jail sentence News to go further Receive email alerts Newscenter_img August 25, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives VenezuelaAmericas News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Gustavo Azócar Alcalá, a journalist based in the western state of Táchira who had been detained since 9 July 2009, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on 26 March on a charge of “administrative corruption” but was granted a conditional release. The court acquitted him on charges of embezzling public funds and fraud.The charges were brought against Azócar as a result of a complaint by Táchira governor Ronald Blanco La Cruz in 2000 claiming that the show he presented on the privately-owned TV station Televisora del Táchira had failed to include spots that the Táchira state lottery had paid for.Azócar, who was also a correspondent of the national daily El Universal, is a well-known critic of both President Hugo Chávez and the governor, about whom he has made damaging allegations in the past. At the time of his arrest, he insisted he was being victimised at the governor’s behest because his reporting. The flaws in the prosecution case tended to support this claim.Azócar will have to report every week to a judge and is forbidden to change his address, leave Táchira or run for office until 2012, when the next presidential election will be held. _________8.10.2010 – Journalist still held in custody despite quashing of suspect case against himA court in the western state of Táchira has ordered that journalist Gustavo Azócar should remain in custody despite ordering the annulment of a criminal case against him. He is the only journalist currently in prison in VenezuelaReporters Without Borders said it feared that the journalist was being hounded for his critical stance towards the government and called for his release.Azócar, former presenter on privately owned regional Televisora del Táchira, Radio Notícias 1060 and former correspondent for the daily El Universal, was arrested on 29 July 2009 for allegedly referring on his blog, www.gustavoazocar.com to “corruption” and “fraud” cases against him.His wife, Mary de Azócar, confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that the judge, José Oliveros Gómez, on 5 October threw out the case against her husband, ordered that the proceedings should start again from scratch and that he should remain in detention in the meantime.Azócar had faced “corruption” and “fraud” charges for failing to read official advertising spots on his radio program in 2000. The journalist, who had previously been imprisoned in 2006, was jailed again in July for having broken a ban on speaking about his case, something he has always denied.“The proceedings against Gustavo Azócar are not officially linked to his work, but this case has suspicious flaws. The fraud case was never proved and yet he remains in custody”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“Azócar was briefly detained in 2006 but has never sought to flee since then. The use of preventive detention is not applicable if a case has been completely quashed, which is what has just happened. We fear the journalist is being hounded for his critical stance towards the government. Gustavo Azócar must be released”, it added. Strangely, Ana Casanova the Táchira state official who lodged the corruption complaint against Azócar, has twice cited health problems for failing to appear at hearings in the case. Following claims of major irregularities, the judge, Fanny Jazmina Becerra was removed from the case. The fierce critic of the government was physically assaulted live by Chavista member of parliament Iris Varela while presenting his programme “Café con Azócar”, on 20 November 2007 (see video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So2xtMJPmUI&feature=related). Follow the news on Venezuela Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Deal on Irelands debt could be reached

first_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A deal to save Ireland billions of euro, by extending the amount of time it has to repay part of the bailout debt, could be reached in Brussels today.Talks on extending the maturities on the portion of the bailout that came from Europe will continue among EU Finance Ministers today – and it’s understood the Eurozone Ministers are looking favourably on the deal.The Finance Minister Michael Noonan will chair today’s meeting of all 27 EU Finance Ministers in Brussels – with a deal on extending the maturities of the EU loans received by Ireland and Portugal on the agenda.The proposals would see the length of time Ireland has to repay its debt extended from 12 years for most of the loans – to 15 years, saving billions of euro and taking some of the pressure for harsh budgets off the Government.It’s understood the IMF will not be extend the maturities on its part of the bailout.The Government is cautiously optimistic that a deal will be reached today. Pinterest Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Facebook Deal on Irelands debt could be reached Facebook Previous articleMan dies in Galway crashNext articleCreeslough family ‘humbled’ by local support for struggling businesses News Highland By News Highland – March 5, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

What the National Guard can and can’t do in Minneapolis

first_imgKEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty ImagesBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN and  MATT SEYLER, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — Images of armed Minnesota National Guardsmen on the streets of Minneapolis and President Trump’s controversial tweet suggesting a further military role have raised questions about what Guardsmen can do to control the violence in Minneapolis and whether the active duty military has any role at all.On Thursday, Gov. Tim Walz activated 500 Minnesota National Guardsmen to provide support to local law enforcement in Minneapolis.While the Guardsmen are armed and equipped in camouflage uniforms, they are only in a support role to local law enforcement. At a Friday news conference, Walz repeatedly emphasized that the National Guard “is not a police force.”Gen. Jon Jensen, the adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, said at the same news conference that his Guardsmen were armed because of intelligence from the FBI that indicated “a credible threat” to his force.Jensen said Walz authorized his recommendation that the Guardsmen be armed as they deployed Thursday night. He declined to disclose what rules of engagement the Guardsmen were operating under, but noted that they retained the right of self-defense.He also said that the Guardsmen do not have the authority to carry out arrests; they are accompanied by law enforcement personnel who can carry out that arrest. Law enforcement uniforms can be hard to tell apart. Not everyone you see in camouflage is part of the @MNNationalGuard. Our Guardsmen have @USArmy and @usairforce patches and wear U.S. flags on their sleeves to identify them. We live in your communities and we are here to help. pic.twitter.com/sDPmCJFzfc— MN National Guard (@MNNationalGuard) May 29, 2020Jensen said his Guardsmen had four missions: to protect the state capitol building, to provide security at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center, to provide security at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and to escort fire department personnel into “unsecure” and “dangerous” areas.In a statement provided to ABC News, the Minnesota National Guard said they are also “forming lines between protestors and sites that are at risk of being harmed.”“We’re not authorized to disclose any specifics about our tactics or use of force,” said the statement. “The Guardsmen are activated to protect life, preserve property and to ensure the right of people to peacefully demonstrate in Minneapolis and its surrounding communities.”Jensen said the security missions at the buildings freed up local law enforcement to be available to respond to any potential disturbances.Overnight, President Trump’s tweets added to the confusion about the military’s role. “Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” Trump said in tweets that Twitter later flagged as violating the social media platform’s rules about glorifying violence.Each state and territory in the United States has a National Guard that is under the direct control of a state’s governor. They can be federalized for national missions, but that is not the same as the president’s taking over a state’s guard.Active duty military refers to professional military service members who perform their job as a full-time job. National Guardsmen are part of the military but are civilians who after their initial professional training continue to regularly train in uniform several times a month.Under the post-Civil War law known as Posse Comitatus, the U.S. active duty military is forbidden from carrying out law enforcement duties. That ban can only be waived if a President declares a national emergency.State National Guards can carry out a variety of duties in response to natural disasters and times of crisis, and that can include crowd control. They can also be armed for specific missions but can use their weapons in self-defense, just like all military personnel.National Guardsmen are trained in crowd control techniques and use visored helmets, shields, batons — techniques designed to minimize any escalations in violence.The 1970 Kent State University shootings, when four students were killed and nine others were wounded from fire by the Ohio National Guard, continues to haunt the national consciousness.That shooting highlighted how Guard commanders employed combat techniques for a civilian crowd control event. The deadly shootings spurred reforms that led to the development of less lethal crowd control tactics and training designed to de-escalate tensions by law enforcement agencies.That training continues, but local law enforcement has also moved toward employing paramilitary gear and equipment in preparation for violent protests, particularly by SWAT tactical teams that sometimes wear camouflage uniforms and use armored vehicles that can be used in different scenarios.Reinforcing that was a Tweet on Friday from the Minnesota National Guard that pointed out that not everyone on the streets of Minneapolis who is wearing a camouflage uniform is a National Guardsman.“Law enforcement uniforms can be hard to tell apart. Not everyone you see in camouflage is part of the @MNNationalGuardm,” said the tweet. “Our Guardsmen have @USArmy and @usairforce patches and wear U.S. flags on their sleeves to identify them. We live in your communities and we are here to help.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Scottish White Paper serves as the conference backbone

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. New White Paper outlines the future of healthcare on ScotlandThe theme of this year’s ‘Occupational Health in Focus’ conference wasreinforced by the recently launched Scottish Parliament White Paper,Partnership for care said Michael Proctor, nursing officer and primary caredevelopment officer for the Department of Health in his opening address. The White Paper, which was published in March this year, outlines theScottish Parliament’s plans for the future of healthcare in Scotland, with arenewed focus on the importance of health in the workplace. Proctor said this is an interesting and challenging time for those workingin occupational health. As the white paper points out, he said, the promotionof good health is everyone’s responsibility, but the health improvementchallenge in Partnership for Care is particularly focused on four groups:children in their early years, teenagers, people at work and communities. He said this renewed emphasis on the importance of health at work means itis an exciting time for occupational health practitioners to start shaping thefuture of health for the population of Scotland. www.Scotland.gov.uk Comments are closed. Scottish White Paper serves as the conference backboneOn 1 May 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Utah State Men’s Basketball Signs Dallin Grant

first_img Tags: Cedar Reds/Dallin Grant/Utah State Aggies Basketball Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State head men’s basketball coach Craig Smith has announced the addition of Dallin Grant, a 6-foot-8, 210 pound wing out of Cedar High School in Cedar City, Utah.“We are thrilled to announce that Dallin Grant will be joining the Utah State family,” Smith said. “Dallin is a high character young man that comes from a great family. We love that he can’t wait to be an Aggie. “He will add versatility to our program at 6’8”, 210 pounds with his size, athleticism and skill level,” Smith continued. “Dallin makes an impact on the game with his ability to handle the ball, shoot with range and rebound at a high level. His style of play will be a great fit for our program.”Grant was a second-team all-state selection during his junior year as he led the Reds in scoring, turning in close to 15 points per game and leading the team to the quarterfinals of the Utah 4A state championship. CHS finished second in Region 9 last season, as Grant earned first-team all-region honors.Grant burst onto the scene as a freshman leading Cedar in both scoring and rebounding, logging more than 15 points and six rebounds per games. For his career, Grant is averaging more than 15 points, nine rebounds and two assists per game, while shooting better than 57 percent from the floor. Written by November 11, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Signs Dallin Grantlast_img read more

Italian frigate pulls into Dammam, Saudi Arabia

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Italian frigate pulls into Dammam, Saudi Arabia View post tag: Italian Navy Authorities May 3, 2017 Share this article View post tag: Fincantieri The Italian Navy’s FREMM frigate ITS Carabiniere pulled into Dammam, Saudi Arabia, on May 5, on the return leg of her Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.Carabiniere is set to depart Dammam on May 6, after hosting a press conference on its deck and engaging with local officials.The ship’s crew previously completed port visits to Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar.The Bergamini-class frigate is on an ‘Italian industry showcase’ deployment to Australia and Southeast Asia which started on December 20, 2016. By the time the tour ends, the ship will have visited more than ten ports engaging regional navies in the process.The deployment is financed by shipbuilder Fincantieri which is currently pitching the FREMM design for the Royal Australian Navy’s new nine frigates. ITS Carabiniere took part in the Australian Navy drill Ocean Explorer showcasing her capabilities to Australian officials.ITS Carabiniere is the fourth FREMM frigate built within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation).Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, a joint venture between Fincantieri (51%) and Finmeccanica (49%), is the prime contractor for Italy in the FREMM program.The 144-meter frigates displace approximately 6,700 tonnes and is capable of reaching a speed of over 27 knots with accommodation for a 200-person crew. View post tag: ITS Carabiniere Italian frigate pulls into Dammam, Saudi Arabialast_img read more

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

first_imgThis guidance is for people in England who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable in relation to COVID-19. If you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you that you are clinically extremely vulnerable. You may have been identified through COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment or you may have been advised to shield in the past.The guidance advises people who are clinically extremely vulnerable of the precautions that they should continue to take to protect themselves, in addition to the rules that are in place for everyone.The government issued a letter to all clinically extremely vulnerable people on 17 March 2021.Audio versionGuidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Audio)British Sign Language versionGuidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (BSL)last_img read more

Why da Vinci? Why now?

first_imgThis week, Dell Technologies released a special episode of our podcast series, Trailblazers. While the podcast typically covers stories of digital disruption in various industries, such as entertainment, healthcare, and air travel, this special episode focuses on one particular disruptor… a true master of technology. Leonardo da Vinci.Wait… what? Maybe you were expecting a different name. Maybe you’re thinking: Why da Vinci? Why Dell Technologies? And why now?The answer, simply, is that Leonardo da Vinci was himself, the ultimate trailblazer. His contributions and influence can still be felt five centuries after he lived. In his new book released today, Leonardo da Vinci, the host of Trailblazers and best-selling author, Walter Isaacson, tells the story behind da Vinci’s genius. We are so excited to help him tell his story just as he has helped us tell ours.Most think of da Vinci as painter of The Last Supper or Mona Lisa. We know him as the master behind the most famous drawing of all time, Vitruvian Man. But not everyone knows da Vinci was an engineer, designing macabre (yet beautiful) weaponry for Cesare Borgia. He was a mathematician, calculating the angles at which light rays enter the eye. He was an anatomist, dissecting the human skull and the still-beating heart of a pig. For da Vinci, there were no borders between art, science, and engineering. This way of viewing the world around him not only gave us masterpieces in the form of paintings and thousands of notebook pages, but also lasting lessons that we, as business leaders, can still draw from today.Certainly as a company that is passionate about building technology that enables human progress, we at Dell Technologies find da Vinci’s ability to connect technology and humanity inspirational. As Isaacson points out, “Innovation in technology comes from being able to connect engineering and the arts, by being able to connect the technology to beauty and our human emotions. That’s what Leonardo did, and that’s why he’s so relevant to today.”“It isn’t a question of people or machines. The magic is people and machines.ShareIn our world where artificial intelligence and robotics are increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives and everyday objects are becoming smart machines, this is particularly sage advice. And it cuts to the core of what we believe. As Michael Dell pointed out recently at the IQT Day event, “It isn’t a question of people or machines. The magic is people and machines. It’s the next era of human-machine partnership – a more integrated, personal relationship with technology that has the power to amplify exponentially the creativity, the inspiration, the intelligence, the empathy and the curiosity of the human spirit.”As the leader for Dell Global Brand and Creative, I’m particularly inspired by both da Vinci’s relentless curiosity and his ability to capture emotion. Those are things the best brands aspire to do every day: inspire curiosity and evoke emotional responses. That’s why Dell Technologies tells stories of the trailblazers who are transforming the way we work and live. In the “Leonardo da Vinci: The Great Trailblazer” podcast episode, Isaacson walks us through some of the most captivating tales behind da Vinci’s greatest accomplishments – and failures. And along the way, he pulls the lessons from those stories and da Vinci’s approach to life that we can aspire to apply today.Have a listen now, and subscribe to Trailblazers for more stories of some of the biggest digital disruptions of our time.last_img read more