Hyundai bullish as sales surge

first_imgThursday 27 January 2011 7:23 pm HYUNDAI Motors reported a record quarterly profit yesterday, with a 48 per cent jump in October to December net profit to 1.4 trillion won (£814.7m).The record profit and upbeat forecasts show the automaker may succeed in fending off rising competition by focusing on new cars, newer markets and its brand image.Hyundai’s runaway sales gains during the global financial crisis were driven by a focus on improving quality and the image of the cars. Its sales volume has jumped 40 per cent over the past three years. Hyundai bullish as sales surge whatsapp Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ 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 ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Kohli and Agarwal half centuries help India take slight edge over…

first_img Sport News Football Sport News Facebook Twitter TAGSIND Vs WIIND vs WI Test SeriesIndia vs West IndiesIndia vs West Indies 2nd Test Match UpdatesIndia vs West Indies Test SeriesMayank AgarwalVirat Kohli SHARE by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoKohli then had another 49-run partnership with first Test centurion Ajinkya Rahane (24) from 19 overs for the fourth wicket as India picked up the scoring rate in the second session which saw 85 runs being added from 29 overs.Also Read: ICC Test Rankings: Stokes, Bumrah make big stridesBut the two big wickets — that of Kohli and Rahane — in the final session put the brakes on India just when the visiting team was beginning to consolidate and push to a position of strength. Kohli faced 163 deliveries from which he hit 10 boundaries.At the draw of stumps, Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari were batting on 27 and 42 respectively, having stitched 62 runs from 17.5 overs for the unfinished sixth wicket. A lot will depend on the duo whether India can post a big total on the second day or not.Pant, who has a tendency of throwing away wickets, was batting sensibly during his 64-ball unbeaten knock, hitting two fours and a six while Vihari was going strong in his 80-ball unbeaten innings which had eight boundaries in it.Also Read: Competition in Test cricket is up two-folds, says KohliIt will be foolish to remove Virat Kohli from captaincy: AkhtarKohli, who worked hard in the first and second sessions, was beginning to impose himself on the West Indian bowlers and looked set for a bigger innings. But he fell to a peach of a delivery bowled by his West Indian counterpart Jason Holder.The delivery, on a perfect length, pitched around the off and jagged away enough to take the outside edge of Kohli’s bat and go through to the keeper.The Indian captain was a bit lucky when on 55 as replays suggested he could have been out in the 62nd over bowled by Kemar Roach (1/47) but the West Indies had exhausted their quota of two reviews by then.Rahane was out in the first over after tea as he dangled his bat outside off-stump for Jahmar Hamilton to take the catch. The India vice-captain was quite at ease during his stay at the middle but could not convert the start this time.For the West Indies, Holder produced a brilliant pace-bowling spell by taking three wickets for 39 runs.Also Read: ICC Test Rankings: Smith closes in on Kohli at topIt was opener Agarwal who laid the foundation of the Indian fightback with a solid batting display. Playing in his fourth Test, the 28-year-old reached to his fifty as he edged a Roach delivery to the boundary ropes.Agarwal fell inside the first hour of the post-lunch session after scoring his third career half century. His cut shot in the 41st over went straight to first slip fielder Rakheem Cornwall. His 55 came from 127-balls from which he hit seven boundaries.Kohli took time to settle down as he took 16 balls to open his account during the morning session. He was tested by the tight bowling from the West Indians, especially by debutant off-spinner Cornwall (1/41).The Indian captain gained in confidence as the match wore on and he hit two exquisite cover drives towards the end of the second session. He reached to his 22nd career half century off a single in the 55th over bowled by Shannon Gabriel.Earlier, India laboured their way to 72 for 2 from 30 overs after opener KL Rahul (13) and Cheteshwar Pujara (6) were dismissed cheaply in the opening session on a pitch which had some grass on it.Holder introduced himself in the seventh over and immediately got the breakthrough by having the wicket of Rahul to break the 32-run opening stand.Pujara struggled again as he took 15 deliveries to open his account and was finally out for 6 (off 25 deliveries), giving Cornwall his first Test wicket.Also Read: ICC World Cup 2019: “For the Indian team, every game is full of pressure.”-… Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Football Captain Virat Kohli‘s fighting 76 and opener Mayank Agarwal’s half century helped India reach 264 for 5 on Day 1 to take a slight edge over the West Indies in their World Test Championships second match here.Put into bat on a tricky Sabina Park pitch, India were reduced to 46 for 2 in the opening session but Kohli and Agarwal (55) work hard to rebuild the innings with a 69-run stand for the third wicket. By Kunal Dhyani – August 31, 2019 Football Football Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Time running out for Wales as Italy maintain lead and possession; Follow Live Updates YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ATP Tour Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Previous articleKerala creates history with snake boats’ biggest professional leagueNext articlePara-badminton World champion Joshi focusing on mixed doubles to qualify for 2020 Paralympics Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Could this be the best turnaround stock of 2020?

first_img See all posts by Royston Wild 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. 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. Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but Petra Diamonds (LSE: PDL) has proved an investor’s worst nightmare of late. Down 75% over the past 12 months, the stones producer’s share price slumped again following news of more trading woes this week.Okay, pre-tax losses narrowed to $13.2m in the first fiscal half from $20.7m a year earlier. But this was the only bright spot in an otherwise terrible release. Production edged 3% higher in the six months to December, to 2.07m carats. But this was worse than expected, due to production problems at its flagship Cullinan mine and Williamson asset.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…Troubles at its South African and Tanzanian complexes weren’t the main focus of investor concern, however. News of persisting pressure on diamond prices sent Petra’s share value into a fresh tailspin. Rough diamond prices toppled around 10% year-on-year between July and December, it said. And, consequently, revenues at the digger slipped 6% to $193.9m.Debt problemsThe trading environment has been under pressure of late because of abundant supply and faltering demand, exacerbated by a slowing global economy and trade wars between the world’s largest two stones markets, the US and China.The outbreak of the coronavirus in Asia has given Petra even more to worry about. It’s a development that the mining play can ill afford given the havoc that a weak diamond market is already wreaking on its balance sheet. Net debt at the small-cap keeps on ballooning and rose to $596.4m as of December. This was up 7% from the end of 2018.Indeed, this fresh problem has left the business scrambling to plug holes. It said that “in light of the impact of the weakness in the diamond market on the group’s operating results and cash flow position, the group will continue closely monitoring and managing its liquidity risk and will have further discussions with its lender group regarding further covenant resets and/or waiver.”It added: “Additional waivers are likely to be required for the June and December 2020 measurement periods” based on its current forecasts. Petra also “continues to assess its strategic options in relation to the maturity of its $650m loan notes in May 2022.”To buy or not to buyIt’s no shock that City analysts expect revenues and losses at Petra to both worsen in the current fiscal year to June. But could the digger prove a decent turnaround prospect?The number crunchers expect the company to bounce back into the black in fiscal 2021. And, at current prices, Petra changes hands on an undemanding P/E ratio of 13.2 times for that year.I’m certainly not tempted to buy shares in the company. Not for a second. It might not be expensive, but Petra isn’t exactly cheap. I’d expect it to be trading for next-to-nothing given the precarious state of its balance sheet and the added pressure that the coronavirus has exerted onto an already-battered diamonds market.It’s a share that should be avoided at all costs right now. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild | Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 | More on: PDL Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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Championship blog: Round 6 round-up

first_imgAnd finally…Don’t miss this week’s top of the table clash when London Welsh take on Bristol at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday, 2.30pm kick off. OXFORD, ENGLAND – MAY 04: Gordon Ross of London Welsh kicks a penalty during the Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Worcester Warriors at the Kassam Stadium on May 04, 2013 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images) There were no damp squibs at Brickfields either on Saturday with 10 tries in this pulsating encounter. Despite outscoring the hosts by six tries to four, it took Bryan Rennie’s 80th minute try to secure the points for Bristol. However, Chris Elder had the final word for Plymouth with a 40-metre penalty to bring up Albion’s second bonus point. The game produced two try hat-tricks: Tom Bowen for Plymouth and George Watkins for Bristol.Rotherham 25, Jersey 16Three first half tries were enough to bag for points for the Titans at Clifton Lane on Saturday, although head coach Lee Blackett was disappointed that his charges failed to notch the bonus point. But it could have been much worse for Rotherham, as Mark McCrea dropped the ball in the act of scoring for Jersey, and it took Pablo Socino’s 80th minute penalty to make the game safe for the Yorkshiremen.Cornish Pirates 16, London Scottish 8Two tries by Pirates’ scrum half Tom Kessell was enough to consign Scottish to their second consecutive league defeat at the Mennaye Field on Friday night. The Exiles’ skipper Mark Bright blamed his teams error count and said: “We were outmuscled to be honest. We couldn’t get gain lines and compounded it by making error after error.”Battle of the basement: Ealing 6, Moseley 15Not only did Moseley notch their first GKIPA Championship win in this dogfight at Vallis Way on Friday night, but they also managed to ensure that their hosts are yet to record their first league point. A try either side of half time in reply to two first half Tom Wheatcroft penalties was sufficient.More blues for Bedford: Nottingham 26, Bedford 24In a game lacking the quality of last season’s Championship semi-final when the two sides last met, Bedford looked to have done enough to record their second league win when James Pritchard knocked over a late penalty only for Matt Jarvis to win it with a last gasp effort. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Greene King IPA Championship: Here’s you’re next instalment from England’s competitive second tierAll three of the division’s frontrunners were made to work desperately hard to maintain their status with only Rotherham able deny their opponents a losing bonus point, albeit with the clock on zero.Leeds 24, London Welsh 31— Featured MatchThere were plenty of fireworks at Headingley with three tries from Leeds in 10 minutes either side of the interval before London Welsh ignited in the final quarter to recover from a 12-point deficit for the second time this season.The Welsh were as cut up as large sections of the Headingley turf when referee Mr Steve Lee ran beneath the posts in the 50th minute after their fifth scrum infringement.Alex Lowozski’s conversion stretched the home side’s lead to 24-12 and an upset looked on the cards.But aside from having major problems at the scrum, Welsh created a host of opportunities in the first half but squandered all bar two with inaccurate handling and poor decision-making.Bad day at the office: Gordon RossWelsh finally got on the scoreboard after 28 minutes when loosehead Nathan Trevitt finished off a handling move involving the entire front row to cross in the corner. Two minutes later Nick Scott dotted down in exactly the same place, when Welsh tapped and went from a penalty. Scrum half Alex Davies replaced the normally metronomic Gordon Ross, unsuccessful from four attempts at goal, and converted from the touchline.The Leeds response was immediate with Fred Burdon on hand to finish off a fine break from Stevie McColl in the last minute of the first half; and when Lowozski knocked over the extras, to add to his second minute penalty, it was game on.The second period had barely begun before Callum Green barrelled over to round off another fine piece of work from McColl.When Welsh made wholesale changes following the penalty try, there was a reversal of fortunes at scrum time. Davies converted a penalty before Scott exploited soft-shouldered Leeds tackling to bring the Exiles within a score. Davies added three further penalties — including a rocket from wide on the halfway line on the stroke of time — to complete the renaissance.Plymouth 31, Bristol 38last_img read more

Toys “R” Us plans to close more than 180 U.S. stores

first_img Reply The filing Tuesday by the company’s lawyers said the decision to shut so many stores was prompted by increased competition and a shift by customers toward online shopping.Related: Retail’s toughest year — a record for store closingsThe planned closures, which need court approval, are expected to begin early next month and be mostly completed by the end of April, Toys “R” Us CEO Dave Brandon said in a message to customers posted on the company’s website.“The actions we are taking are necessary to give us the best chance to emerge from our bankruptcy proceedings as a more viable and competitive company,” he said.Several other stores will be converted into co-branded Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us outlets, Brandon added.Related: How the toy makers lost their Christmas magicToys “R” Us stores outside the U.S. are unaffected.Melanie Teed-Murch, president of Toys “R” Us Canada, said in a statement that all 83 locations there would continue operating as usual.The news comes after a brutal year for retailers in the U.S. in which store closings more than tripled from the previous year to nearly 7,000 closings, setting a record. There was also an increase in the number of store openings, as more successful retailers moved into vacated locations. But the year marked the first time since the Great Recession of 2009 that there was an absolute decrease in the number of U.S. stores, according to Fung Global Retail & Technology, a retail industry think tank.Much of the problem in traditional brick-and-mortar stores was because of a shift by consumers to buying more goods online. Foot traffic in stores fell 8% last year, according to Fung.But the problems at Toys “R” Us predate the growth of online shopping. It suffered from fierce competition and lost market share to fellow big-box retailers like Walmart (WMT) and Target. It has lost nearly $2.5 billion since its last reported an annual profit five years ago, which has left it reeling under $5 billion in debt.Unlike other retailers that have been steadily closing unprofitable locations, Toys “R” Us continued to add stores right up until recently. It had 1,691 company-owned stores as of a year ago, up from 1,622 a year earlier. Still, the store closings announcement was not a surprise. CEO Dave Brandon said in December that the company was studying the question of whether to close stores. The bankruptcy process makes it less costly for retailers to break the lease on unprofitable locations.The company’s same-store sales fell 4.4% in the quarter ended October, with its U.S. stores experiencing a sharper drop of 7%. The toy industry at large is also facing headwinds, with key manufacturers like Lego and Mattel struggling with declining sales. January 26, 2018 at 11:47 pm Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 January 26, 2018 at 11:19 pm I was looking at the New York Post, and saw a headline about a mayor in Florida, suspended from office, and it was the mayor of Hallandale Beach. She was charged with 3 felonies and 1 misdemeanor. The felonies were allegedly for money laundering, exceeding the limits of campaign donations allowed, I think, and misconduct, I believe. The misdemeanor charge was for allegedly soliciting campaign money in a government building. You all can read the article in the New York Post, to get the facts correct that they wrote about. The mayor is a woman. Florida Governor Rick Scott removed her by suspending her from office, until the charges are determined, I assume. She has a lawyer and says she will fight the charges. I was thinking that maybe it was the Groveland mayor, since the city council there had claimed he had a felony, and voted to remove him, but no, this article was about the mayor of Hallandale Beach. Reply Mama Mia Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia January 26, 2018 at 7:35 pm According to the tax preparer, it will be people with children, the bigger families, that will feel the stiffer tax burden next year, as it all changes, how it if figured. I don’t fully understand it, but the standard deduction of 12, 700 per married couple filling jointly and not itemizing this year, will increase to 24, 000 something next year, I think it was, and that is a good thing, but the other deduction per dependent of 4, 100 or so, will be eliminated altogether, and then I was told the base rate, of like what we pay, will go up 2 percent, in our level, not sure about other levels, after all the deductions, so we should benefit next year, and get more, but people with a lot of children could pay more, according to the tax people. I am just saying what they said, as I don’t know about how all this is figured. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia January 26, 2018 at 7:46 pm Mama Mia Reba McEntire, as the latest to play Colonel Sanders of KFC fame, also the first woman to play the Colonel…now that is positively weird. No, no, no….I am not feelin’ her, in this role. lol Mama Mia January 26, 2018 at 9:27 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia To everybody that had said Trump was going to save us some big tax dollars, and that we would not have to pay as much in, on our income taxes if he got elected….what a joke. I remember one person who said I should have voted for Trump, and if I had of, and he got elected, we wouldn’t owe ANY taxes….ha! You know who you are…lol. I didn’t fall for that crud! Anyway, news flash….. we will get back two dollars more this year, than last year, and guess what? The tax preparer charged us four dollars more this year, than last year, to do our taxes, even though we are repeat customers, but they say it goes up every year. Meanwhile, how much are those corporations and the top 1% of big money people, saving per Trump??? One of the saddest photos ever in the Orlando Sentinel, as of lately, was the two little monkeys that had been successfully cloned over in China, that opens to door to what the Chinese companies want to use them for, which is to clone them in mass for medical research. These two little monkeys were both females, and they were sitting there looking at the camera, and holding onto each other, in each other’s arms hugging. It broke my heart, to see that those innocent little baby animals will be used like that for the rest of their lives. Reba McEntire, as the latest to play Colonel Sanders of KFC fame, also the first woman to play the Colonel….. now, that is positively weird. No, no, no……I am not feelin’ her, in this role. lol As creepy as I will find it, I will watch Trump’s state of the union address on Tuesday. Then I will be sure to tune in for my personal system’s recovery afterwards, and watch Jimmy Kimmel’s show, as he is going to have Stormy Daniels, that he described as “very talented”, on as a guest……lol Geesh, what could they possibly talk about on mainstream media? Mama Mia Altamonte store among those closingFrom Money/CNNThe troubled retailer, which declared bankruptcy in September, is looking to close down as many as 182 outlets across the country, according to a court filing late Tuesday.The Toys “R” Us store located in Altamonte Springs (350 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701), the nearest location to Apopka, is among those on the closing list.Over nearly seven decades in business, Toys “R” Us has built up 1,600 stores around the world. About 880 of them are in the U.S. Huggies company is even laying off, big time, because there is not enough babies being born, to keep up the demand for their product. Unbelievable! January 26, 2018 at 11:32 pm January 26, 2018 at 11:51 pm It seems like to me, that since Bannon is out of the WH, plus so many others too, that the Miller guy there, the creepy one, Steve, I think, that looks like he is out of a horror movie… seems to me, he is the one going wild. Where on earth did Trump find him? Honestly. Is he the one running the big show now? Doesn’t seem to be Kelly to me, or Trump either. The first lady didn’t go trotting off with her old man to Switzerland. I don’t blame her. I guess she didn’t want to be a Swiss Miss. She is MAD at the Donald, no doubt! I don’t care what messages she puts out otherwise… Reply Mama Mia January 26, 2018 at 7:39 pm Reply Reply Mama Mia Reply Reply Reply Reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. January 26, 2018 at 10:52 pm 12 COMMENTS January 26, 2018 at 11:40 pm Reply Reply Mama Mia January 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm January 26, 2018 at 9:31 pm Good night everyone. All these store closing…..I find it very sad. Toys R Us, some Babies R Us, and not too long ago, US Toys in Apopka, and Albertsons grocery. Some Macy’s, K-Marts, more Sears, more JC Penneys, some Sam’s Clubs, Walmart Express stores, and some Sonny’s Bar-B-Q’s, not too long ago, but the Apopka one was saved. Very very sad, is all I can say. Also, almost every time I travel up 436, I see people holding mattress store signs advertising that they are going out of business. One type of store you never see going out of business is the gun stores! Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSToys R Us Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleHarmon wins Apopka Police Department 2017 Supervisor of the Year Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Institute of Fundraising welcomes Buse report

first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Research / statistics Institute of Fundraising welcomes Buse report Howard Lake | 28 January 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising has welcomed the production of the final report from Rodney Buse into a proposed model of self-regulation for fundraising in the UK.CEO Lindsay Boswell said: This is a constructive and thoughtful report and we are pleased to see the recommendations are based upon the models of best practice promoted by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). The Institute now intends to take these findings and talk to the Home Office about providing support for the implementation stage. It is vital that the sector has a robust model of best practice and that fundraising organisations not only take part but communicate that they follow best practice to their donors, supporters and beneficiaries.The report will now undergo a three month consultation period, during which the Institute will consult with its members. Advertisementlast_img read more

Capitalism kills as health workers lack protection

first_imgOver the last three months, the U.S. government has proven its inability to protect and incompetence at caring for the population. A basic step to promote public health in the face of an epidemic — recommending that we wear protective face coverings when in public — was beyond the capitalist government.We are now paying a terrible price for that inaction.However, the federal government was not the only entity that failed miserably. The Trump administration did not appear out of thin air. They did not become horrible overnight.There are many large and wealthy hospital systems and other institutions that also fell asleep at the wheel. Starting in late March — when shortages were becoming more acute — some hospital systems finally started to seek out supplies of more personal protective equipment [PPE] and ventilators on their own.Why wait for shortages that they knew would come? They should have recognized that the government’s inaction would lead to the current problem, and they should have acted to prevent it, instead of wasting two months.While the primary failure was that of the government, we are seeing the failure of capitalism. Most of the major hospitals in the U.S. are private, for-profit businesses. In this era, businesses generally operate on small margins and with small inventories.Hospitals probably do not have internal structures that allow for the decisive measures that were necessary. There is no mechanism under capitalism to build a temporary hospital in three days as China did, for example.There are courageous health care workers who are risking their lives to care for others.  Some of them have died; others will die. Their government and their employers have failed them.This has been a major failure of the capitalist system. The big capitalist countries in Europe also responded poorly to the crisis. In recent days, the U.S. and at least a couple of European countries have pirated PPE destined for a supposed allied country. There are disputes between European Union countries and between Canada and the U.S. over PPE and medical equipment.While these disputes are brewing, China is delivering material aid all over the world, including to these parasitic countries.Capitalism has again proven to be inadequate to meet the needs of the working class on a world scale. Capitalism must be overthrown. Our livelihoods, our health, the health of the planet — our very lives depend on it. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Heating Oil Big Market for Soy Biodiesel

first_img Heating Oil Big Market for Soy Biodiesel SHARE Heating Oil Big Market for Soy Biodiesel Home Indiana Agriculture News Heating Oil Big Market for Soy Biodiesel Right now most people are focused on their  air conditioning; but, come January, homeowners will want to have plenty of heating oil around to keep them warm. Greg Anderson with the National Biodiesel Board says more of the  heating oil used in East Coast states will come from Soy Biodiesel beginning next July. In Rhode Island, for example, 2% of the home heating oil must come from renewable sources — in other words soy biodiesel, “This starts in 2014 and will increase 1% each year until they reach 5% in 2017.”  He adds this is good news for soybean farmers across the nation as more and more of the nation’s home heating oil supply comes from renewable soy biodiesel. Anderson says Rhode Island is just the latest East Coast state to adopt a mandate for soy biodiesel, “The powers that be in these states are seeing the benefits of renewable energy and discovering that soy biodiesel is a reliable and tested product that is ready to go to work.”  He said the home heating oil market in these states is very large, about 7 Billion gallons annually.  New York City was one of the first communities to mandate the use of soybiodiesl.  New York uses about 1 billion gallons of heating oil each year. Much of that will come from Indiana soybeans since Indiana has one of the largest soy biodiesel processing plants in the world in Claypool. By Gary Truitt – Jul 20, 2013 Facebook Twitter Previous articleCoalition Demands Full and Fair Farm BillNext articleTodd Janzen on Downstream Problems: A Farmer’s Liability for Fish Kills Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Provincial woman journalist gunned down while visiting Mogadishu

first_img Help by sharing this information News to go further March 26, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Provincial woman journalist gunned down while visiting Mogadishu RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that a young woman journalist, Rahmo Abdulkadir, was gunned down on a Mogadishu street two days ago. Shot five times, she died on the spot. She is the second woman journalist to have been killed in the past eight years, following visiting BBC reporter Kate Peyton who was gunned down in Mogadishu in 2005.“We offer our heart-felt condolences to Abdulkadir’s family,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Noting the recent arrest of three suspects in the murders of two other journalists, Mohamed Mohamud Turyare and Abdihared Osman Adan , we urge the authorities to investigate this latest murder with the same diligence. “The Somali police and judicial authorities would thereby demonstrate that they are finally determined to end the vicious cycle of impunity for crimes of violence against media personnel .”Abdulkadir worked as a producer and technician for Radio Abudwaq, a radio station based in the centre of the country, and had been visiting Mogadishu for personal reasons when she was gunned down on 23 March. She was clearly the target of the gunmen who shot her, but the motive is so far unknown.Mohamed Ali Nuxurkey, a 29-year-old journalist working for privately-owned Radio Mustaqbal, was meanwhile one of the victims of car-bomb targeting a senior Somali official that killed at least 10 people and injured around 20 others in Mogadishu on 18 March.Nuxurkey died of his injuries in the capital’s Madina Hospital a few hours after the explosion. Abdirashid Nur Ibrahim, another journalist with the same radio station, was also wounded by the blast and had to be hospitalized, but his injuries were not life-threatening.A total of 18 journalists were killed in Somali last year, the deadliest year for media personnel in the country’s history. Abdihared Osman Adan, a Shabelle Media Network radio and TV presenter, was the first journalist to be killed in connection with his work in 2013 . Somali is ranked 175th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index .Picture : Mogadishu – ctsnow via Compfight cc March 2, 2021 Find out more SomaliaAfrica February 24, 2021 Find out more Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia SomaliaAfrica center_img Receive email alerts RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region News News Organisation Follow the news on Somalia RSF_en News January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

First day of President Chirac’s state visit to China-Will he talk about free expression during the visit ?

first_img As French President Jacques Chirac began a three-day state visit to China today, Reporters Without Borders asked him if he intended to raise the issue of free expression in a country where the government, through its propaganda and public security departments, has stepped up its control of journalists, the Internet and foreign media even further in recent months.”It would be shocking if you said nothing about freedom of expression on this, the last visit to China of this presidential term,” the press freedom organisation said. “To judge from France’s repeated silence about the large-scale human rights violations there, your China policy could be summed up as courteous relations with its communist leaders, scientific cooperation and the signing of contracts. But nothing concrete about human rights.”Chirac was due to begin his visit with meetings today with President Hu Jintao, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and the head of the People’s Assembly, and with a speech to students at Beijing University (Beida).”This visit will probably not result in the signing of any major business contracts so why not talk openly and frankly about human rights?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “This time the foreign ministry cannot claim that French jobs are at stake. What’s more, Hu Jintao is no liberal – the recent increase in ideological control and crackdown on human rights defenders were dramatic evidence of that.”The organisation continued: “Visits by US or European officials are generally preceded by the release of some political prisoners, but there has been nothing for France this time. On the contrary, cyber-dissidents, lawyers and human rights activists have been given prison sentences in recent weeks. Does France’s ability to make itself heard on human rights no longer apply to China?”Reporters Without Borders added: “You are going to address students at Beijing’s prestigious university, where the main pro-democracy movements were born. Even if many of the students have no clear idea of what happened in June 1989, because of the strict censorship surrounding the events in Tiananmen Square, it would be regrettable if you limited yourself to vague generalities when talking about freedoms with them.”At least 32 journalists and 52 cyber-dissidents and Internet users are currently imprisoned in China. Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China News ChinaAsia – Pacific center_img RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Organisation News October 25, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 First day of President Chirac’s state visit to China-Will he talk about free expression during the visit ? Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more