Thursday 26 August 2010 8:40 pm Diageo offers bleak outlook More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ DIAGEO, the world’s biggest spirits group, expects slightly higher profits growth this year driven by developing markets but a cautious outlook hit its shares after meeting forecasts for annual earnings.The London-based maker of Smirnoff vodka, Johnnie Walker whisky and Guinness beer saw strong growth in Latin America, Africa and Asia, which account for a third of group earnings, while demand in Europe and North America was still weak.Chief executive Paul Walsh said the group had seen a strong performance in the first six months of 2010 and now expects higher growth this year than the two per cent rise in underlying operating profit seen in the reported year to June 2010.He added that the performance, “gives us confidence that in fiscal 2011 we well be able to improve on the organic operating profit growth we have delivered this year”.But analysts said the outlook was cautious with no share buyback programme announced and the rise in the dividend was very modest.Diageo’s finance director Nick Rose admitted he was being cautious but insisted that he was ready for any uptick in developed markets in 2011 with marketing spend set to rise above sales growth. He said Diageo sees input costs flat this year and is well hedged on grain.“We are a little cautious over our core developed markets in Europe and North America but we feel good about our International and Asia Pacific regions,” he said.The group posted pre-exceptional earnings up 13 per cent at 72p a share for the year to the end of June, compared with a consensus of 72.5p.The final dividend rose six per cent to 23.5p a share, and the group said it would now look to increase dividend payments by six per cent rather than the five per cent it said previously. Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content
whatsapp SALES at US retailers in 2010 reversed two years of contraction and posted the biggest gain in more than a decade, a government report showed.Retail sales rose 0.6 per cent in December, slightly less than expected, but the growth was still the sixth straight month of growth, the Commerce Department said.And total sales for the 12 months of 2010 were up 6.65 per cent from the previous year after a 6.5 per cent drop in 2009. It was the largest 12-month gain in sales since 1999.“Retail sales disappointed in the all-important trading month of December,” said Chris Williamson, director and chief economist at research firm Markit. “Weaker than expected sales may have been linked to a weakening of take home pay, with average weekly earnings dropping 0.4 per cent in December.”In December, sales declines at electronics and general merchandise stores were offset by gains in gasoline and building materials sales. Excluding autos, sales rose 0.5 per cent, below analyst forecasts of an 0.7 per cent increase.And in separate data, consumer price inflation hit 0.5 per cent in December alone, pushed up by a leap in the price of petrol.Sharply higher prices at the pump pushed overall consumer prices up at their fastest pace in a year and a half, while core prices, which strip out volatile food and energy costs, barely changed.Overall consumer prices rose a slightly more-than-expected 0.5 per cent, the US Labour Department report said, while retail prices excluding volatile food and energy costs rose just 0.1 per cent, in line with expectations.Williamson said the rise reflected “a general global trend whereby commodity prices appear to be feeding through to stronger inflationary pressures than many had anticipated.”“The slowdown in sales growth and downturn in earnings add support to the argument for maintaining the stimulus, as does the subdued rate of core inflation,” he said.“The Fed, alongside the ECB and the Bank of England, will no doubt be watching carefully to see if record commodity price rises become further ingrained in inflation expectations in coming months.” alison.lock whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share US retail sales back to annual growth by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Friday 14 January 2011 9:13 am Tags: NULL
Cricket Formula 1 Poker Sports League, after a super successful launch of the inaugural season, is targeting for two more teams to boost the season two action.The second season of the Poker Sports League is all set to elevate the action to the next level. The brainchild of Amit Burman, Anuj Gupta and Pranav Bagai, the Poker Sports League at its very core, attempts to popularize poker as a sport by putting on display in abundance, a combination of skill, mathematics, decision making and grit which are required in the right mix to emerge as a champion. Poker Sports League targeting two new teams Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket TAGSAmit BurmanPOKER SPORTS LEAGUEPSL SHARE PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Rain stops play; South Africa in huge trouble, SA 66/6 (24.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Latest Sports News Facebook Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStick247 SportsThe Highest-Paid College Football Coaches In 2020, Ranked247 Sports“We realize that poker is growing exponentially in India. We are opening up two teams for bidding to give an opportunity to all the poker lovers across the country to be a part of this fantastic growth story. Interested parties are welcome to connect with me through the Poker Sports League Website. I would like to thank Amit Burman for his vision and continued support. Also, Anuj Gupta, who has tirelessly mentored me and has been involved in operational decisions which helped make the PSL dream a reality,” said Pranav Bagai, CEO, Co-Founder, Poker Sports League.Post the grand success of its inaugural season earlier this year, which saw Delhi Panthers, owned by Rishi Kajaria of Kajaria Ceramics, move from being seventh-placed to the top of the charts and eventually take home INR 1.5 crore as prize money, the Poker Sports League this year is set to raise the stakes in all its aspects. While the inaugural edition included International players from 11 countries and attracted an astounding viewership of 4.1 million on Facebook Live, the second season will witness 12 teams with ten players each, battle it out in a game of wits, states a Press release.Commenting on the advent of the second season, Mr. Amit Burman, Founder, Poker Sports League said, “The first season was only a trailer of what is set to become India’s first and only credible and fully carved out poker league. We received a sizeable response from both aspiring players and corporates last season and are pleased to note, that the interest has only grown manifold. From the second season onwards, team owners have committed to an eight year association which is a testimony of the league maturing. As we move ahead, every aspect of the league will get an upgrade which will ultimately translate into a superior experience for all the stakeholders.”With a 150 crore commitment spread over eight years, ten team owners are set to stay the course and partner the league in its journey to establish the sport of poker in India with the remaining two teams open for bidding. The prize pool this year is INR 3.6 crores and the league will roll out with the online and live qualifiers from December onwards, leading to the final team selection in April 2018. The grand finale will be held in Goa during the May.“The second season will firmly establish the Poker Sports League as an annual property with significant anticipation amongst poker enthusiasts. With the emergence of massive online poker tournaments and fantasy leagues, the time is ripe for the Poker Sports League to formalize the poker story in India. With over twenty thousand qualifier participations pan India in the very first year, one can safely infer the potential of poker in the country. PSL in some sense is laying the foundation for an International tournament and has the right ingredients to become a global brand. PSL completes India’s growing poker eco-system,” Anuj Gupta, Co-Founder, Poker Sports League added.The 12 teams this year will consist of a total of ten players each, comprising of one mentor and captain, two pro-players, two from free live qualifiers, three from free online qualifiers and two wild-card entries. Each team will have professionals and amateurs co-exist and will include imparting knowledge and skill to the younger lot. While the first season saw 140 players getting drafted, this year with three player drafts close to 170 players can be eligible for participation.BENGALURU WARRIORS, owned by Ajoy Khandheria, Anurag Malhotra, Rajiv Ahuja, Amitabh Nagpal; DELHI PANTHERS of Rishi Kajaria of Kajaria Ceramics; Ruchirans Jaipuria of Jaipuria Group; Abhishek Jain of Leela Jewels ; Gaurav Goel of Dhampur Sugar; GOAN NUTS from Gaurav Mohan of Eventwala, Ravi Goel, Sagar Gogia, Gaurav Verma of New Era Solution Pvt Ltd; GUJARAT ACERS of Ronak Vyas of Famingo Group; Harish Bahl, Manish Vij and Gopikaa Davar of Smile Group; Mukesh Agarwal of VITWO LLP; HARYANA HUNTERS from Divij Talwar and Adnan Kidwai;: Anil Singh of Procam Sports, Mohit Burman of Kings XI Punjab, Anupam Mittal of Shaadi.com-owned KOLKATA ROYALS; MUMBAI ANCHORS of Mehul Shah (Original Promoter of Anchor Electrical); PUNE SHARKS, owned by Rishabh Jhunjhunwala from Bhilwara Group; Shamit Khemka from Synapse India; Chetan Kajaria from Kajaria Ceramics and Sachin Goel; PUNJAB BLUFFERS of the Vedant Thadani & Co. and RAJASTHAN TILTERS, owned by Purrshottam Bhaggeria from Filatex Group; were the 10 teams in the inaugural year of the league.This year the plan also includes broadcasting the league on television other than online, to reach a much broader audience. 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ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/308070/seashore-shell-house-takeshi-hirobe-architects Clipboard Area: 73 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/308070/seashore-shell-house-takeshi-hirobe-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Seashore Shell House / Takeshi Hirobe ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSeashore Shell House / Takeshi Hirobe Architects 2008 “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Takeshi Hirobe Architects+ 21 Share Residential Architecture Architects: Takeshi Hirobe Architects Area Area of this architecture project Seashore Shell House / Takeshi Hirobe Architects CopyResidential Architecture•Chiba, Japan “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Takeshi Hirobe ArchitectsRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaCoverlam Facade in Single Family HomeWoodEGGERWood-based panels in House in IsmaningWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodText description provided by the architects. Situated on a populated bathing beach, the site is surrounded by neighboring houses on three directions. It was a natural decision to open up the house towards the sea.Save this picture!Courtesy of Takeshi Hirobe ArchitectsWe decided to go with the idea of obstructing the disturbing view and framing the beautiful view towards the sea and the sky at the same time. We experimented with various types of courtyard style structure in order to find a way to frame the sea and the sky. And we eventually came up with this shelter-like structure. It is composed of a sequence of structural members that wraps around the void space in middle, without any wall or roof.Save this picture!Courtesy of Takeshi Hirobe ArchitectsFrom this structure we created a spatial image of a person wandering into a seashell. Seashore Shell House is a timber shell structure featuring the curvilinear rhythmic sequence of pleat-like structural members.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessNew United States Courthouse Competition Entry / McCarthy, Brooks + Scarpa, and HMC …Articles361° International Architectural ConferenceArticlesProject locationAddress:Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Year: CopyAbout this officeTakeshi Hirobe ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureDabasChibaWoodHouses3D ModelingJapanPublished on December 19, 2012Cite: “Seashore Shell House / Takeshi Hirobe Architects” 19 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs Projects Save this picture!© Régis Golay, Federal Studio+ 17 Share “COPY” ArchDaily Year: “COPY” Switzerland photographs: Régis Golay, Federal StudioPhotographs: Régis Golay, Federal StudioLandscape:ADR ArchitectesClient:Suva + private buyersCity:VernierCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Régis Golay, Federal StudioA number of considerations were taken into account in this project, namely the centrality of the site in its broader context, and the necessity of creating an open neighborhood articulating pedestrian connections between the various changingurban parts. Save this picture!MasterplanThe project has five courtyard buildings of increasing heights, which create a sequence of urban pedestrian spaces usedby residents and neighbors.Save this picture!© Régis Golay, Federal StudioThe removal of constructed elements on the Chemin Château-Bloch has allowed the development of a public park,which creates a new meeting point for the whole neighborhood. This new housing and business district displays anopenness, meanwhile establishing its own tissue and urban character.Save this picture!© Régis Golay, Federal StudioIn this sequence of public spaces, the courtyard is a more intimate, private place. A portion of the street facing groundfloor spaces are assigned to businesses, ensuring the diversity and vitality of this peripheral expansion. !The project served as a basis for the development of a master plan.Save this picture!© Régis Golay, Federal StudioThe overall planning and the development of 50% of the gross land area are assigned to LRS, laureate of the contest.The remaining space was developed by the two offices awarded second ( 3BM3 ) and third prize ( group8 ).Project gallerySee allShow lessCampus University City / Lavalle + Peniche Arquitectos, Jorge Bolio Arquitectura, Pl…Selected ProjectsWin a Copy of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s Newly Released “Wunderkammer”Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Rue de la Coupe Gordon-Bennett, 1219 Vernier, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyApartments•Vernier, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/454337/coupe-gordon-bennett-lrs-architectes-3bm3-group8 Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/454337/coupe-gordon-bennett-lrs-architectes-3bm3-group8 Clipboard Year: 2013 2013 Apartments Coupe Gordon-Bennett / LRS Architectes + 3BM3 + group8 Architects: 3BM3, LRS Architectes, group8 Area Area of this architecture project Area: 13400 m² Area: 13400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Coupe Gordon-Bennett / LRS Architectes + 3BM3 + group8Save this projectSaveCoupe Gordon-Bennett / LRS Architectes + 3BM3 + group8 CopyAbout this officegroup8OfficeFollowLRS ArchitectesOfficeFollow3BM3OfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsVernierHousingSwitzerlandPublished on December 10, 2013Cite: “Coupe Gordon-Bennett / LRS Architectes + 3BM3 + group8” 10 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Charity Technology Trust (CTT) reports that its online payment system is fully compliant with the new requirements concerning the use, collection and storage of the CSV or CVV number on the reverse of credit cards. The announcement follows concerns raised by the Institute of Fundraising and other fundraisers about charities’ potential difficulties in complying with the new requirements.The new rules state that CVV numbers must be collected in order to guarantee the banks accepting the transaction, but that they must not be stored. This could prove difficult for charities whose paper-based Gift Aid and other donation forms would make such removal of data difficult.In an email to clients CTT’s Finance Director James Redhead said he wanted “to make clear that the CTT/RSM online payment systems are both fully compliant and already configured to deal with this requirement.” Advertisement Tagged with: Digital CTT’s payment system is offered in partnership with payments and billing solutions provider RSM Group, which has provided a detailed statement explaining how it complies with the new requirements.“All transaction data entry, including card data and CVV, takes place on a secure, certified, 128bit SSL encrypted web-page. All data is encrypted when transmitted across the internet. Card data is sent directly to the payment gateway for processing,” said the RSM spokesperson.“Complete card data and CVV information is not available to any client or user of the CTT/RSM systems.” 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 March 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CTT service “already compliant” with new credit card recording requirements
The following observations about Syria are excerpted from a conversation between Ernesto Gomez Abascal, a journalist, writer and former ambassador from Cuba to several Middle East countries, and Ammar al-Mussawi, director of International Relations for Hezbollah. Hezbollah is a popular political organization representing the Shiite Muslim community as well as a national liberation organization defending the people of Lebanon. WW managing editor John Catalinotto did the translation from Spanish. The entire interview is on lahaine.org.Ernesto Gomez Abascal: What is your evaluation of what is happening in Syria?Ammar al-Mussawi: Now it is Syria that faces a war led by the United States. The goal is the same [as with the 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon] — to create a new Greater Middle East controlled by the U.S. and Israel. Behind it all is the control of energy resources during the 21st century, where gas will play the most important role. Looking at the map, we see that Syrian territory is the natural path to reach the Mediterranean ports through gas pipelines from Iran, Iraq and Qatar, where the largest reserves are. Additionally, large deposits of gas have been discovered in Syria and Lebanon.The Qatari monarchy has a special interest in this; it has huge gas reserves and its leaders have pretensions of becoming a great power. The largest U.S. military base in the Gulf is located there. The television station Al Jazeera has become the mouthpiece of political reaction, imperialism and Zionism. It is blatantly intervening in Syria. Why doesn’t it put that effort behind defending the Palestinians and into the fight against Zionism?Saudi Arabia does the same. We are seeing how in some mosques in that country the leaders are asking the faithful to make monetary contributions to help the opposition in Syria. They have never done that to help the Palestinian resistance.We have the view that the situation in Syria is complicated, but the government has the capacity to resist and will defeat the aggressors. When terrorist activities began last year, the opposition and the imperialists said that in three months the government would fall. Then they said six, but they are no longer setting deadlines. The latest Israeli intelligence assessment says that Bashar al-Assad will last for years.Unlike what happened in Libya, the armed forces are holding together in Syria; they maintain their combat effectiveness. There are only individual defections, personal ones. Nor did the enemy succeed in provoking defections from the embassies, so the European Union countries, after wearing themselves out trying to achieve this, decided to expel the ambassadors.The opposition, on the other hand, is deeply divided and has failed to unite despite all efforts made in many meetings of the so-called “friends of Syria.” There are also many differences between opponents who are inside and those abroad. The internal opposition is against foreign intervention, while those outside request it. Furthermore, all in the opposition want to be the leader. The war against Syria is exposing the hypocrisy and double standards of Obama and the imperialists, who say they are fighting terrorism but are supporting Al Qaeda, the Salafists and extremists who commit crimes in Syria.Impact on LebanonEGA: What influence does what is happening in Syria have in Lebanon?AM: Of course, what happens in Syria impacts on Lebanon. Hezbollah is working hard to make sure no harm is done to Syria from Lebanon. We cannot succeed in this completely, as the Future Movement and the March 14 Movement, directed by Hariri, are Syria’s enemies and support the armed opposition. We are acting with patience and caution, trying to avoid confrontations as far as possible, but if they want to take things to the extreme, this can produce an explosion that would cause a confrontation. We try to maintain an acceptable balance at the political level. In the search for such a balance, we know that the internal correlation of forces is favorable to us, but we do not lose sight of our fundamental objective: the resistance to Israel.EGA: What position do the countries bordering Syria take?AM: The other countries around Syria are acting according to their interests. Turkey has ambitions but also fears. The government has been working for a U.N. resolution granting a cover for military action against Damascus. Opposition from Russia and China has been very important. The raid by Turkey’s F-4 Phantom aircraft over Syrian territory, which was shot down by Syria’s air defense at Latakia, was neither accidental nor a result of an error. It was a provocation and an attempt to probe Syrian defenses. And it got a clear answer.Russia and Iran have given serious warnings to Turkey and are very concerned about the establishment of a U.S. radar base on Turkish territory. Clearly, this base is not being put there to protect Turkey. The Turkish government also has internal problems and has not reached a consensus to wage war on Syria; there is opposition even among the military.In Jordan, the monarchy is addressing the issue carefully, afraid it will aggravate the internal contradictions and that the conflict in Syria could reach into its own territory, so it is not acting openly. However, it allows U.S. and British special services to train Syrian opposition groups there.The Iraqi government is in favor of Syria and supports Bashar al-Assad’s government, but the border is very long and difficult to control, and can be penetrated by opposition elements.Iran has always provided support to Syria because they are allies. Russia is also giving full support.Israel, in our opinion, is not going to get involved in the Syrian conflict, at least not directly, as it doesn’t suit their interests.In summary, our view is optimistic about Syria, but the struggle will be long and complex.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE Farm Bill Progress Being Made in the Senate, Stalemate in the House By Gary Truitt – Mar 28, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bill Progress Being Made in the Senate, Stalemate in the House Farm Bill Progress Being Made in the Senate, Stalemate in the HouseFarm Bill progress is being made, but only on one side of Capitol Hill. The House has started work, but sharp differences over the nutrition title have the process mired in political name calling. In the Senate, ag leadership says they are on track. Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, a member of the Senate Ag Committee, has been saying for months that the work on the new Farm Bill has been going on behind closed doors. Now that work may have paid off in quick action by the Senate.Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat RobertsSenate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts says the Senate could pass a bill by the end of April, “We are on track and could have a bill passed by the end of April. I think the committee can put a bill together in one morning, we did last time; and, if I can convince leadership to give us 3 days of floor time, we can have it passed by the end of April.”But the Senate Bill is going to have an approach quite a bit different than the House version, especially on the subject of SNAP. This means long conference committee negotiations. Roberts urged House leadership to be bipartisan, “We have to have 60 votes in the Senate. This has to be a bipartisan bill.” Roberts added that he and ranking member Debbie Stabenow have experience in putting together a bipartisan Farm Bill, “This is not our first rodeo.”Most of the talk this past week on the Farm Bill was in the House, as differences arose between what House Ag Committee republicans would like to see in the Farm Bill and the frustration from House democrats on the Ag Committee on some of those issues. The House Ag Democrats have the most issues with the SNAP reform proposals that House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway would like to see in the House version of the bill.House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and ranking member Collin Peterson kicked off the two-week Congressional recess by taking jabs at one another over why farm bill talks are at a standstill over proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Meanwhile, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, former chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, told POLITICO on Monday that unless there are “real” reforms to reduce the number of SNAP recipients — beyond what Conaway is reportedly considering — the farm bill should just be temporarily reauthorized.HAT’s Eric Pfeiffer is scheduled to talk with Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly this week. Watch for that interview on HAT. Previous articleNew Seed Treatment Delivery System Means Better YieldsNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt
News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News Organisation RSF_en December 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Parliament close to adopting draconian media bill June 13, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa to go further Help by sharing this information KenyaAfrica Follow the news on Kenya News November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports KenyaAfrica Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists Reporters Without Borders believes that a proposed new media law currently before Kenya’s parliament would, if adopted, represent a big step backwards for press freedom in a country known for diverse and outspoken media. The “Kenya Communications Amendment Bill 2008,” also known as the “ICT Bill,” would reinforce government control over media companies and programme content.“It is particularly shocking that the political class is uniting behind the ICT Bill while journalists are unanimous in criticising it as draconian and vindictive,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to respect and reinforce independent regulatory bodies and not subordinate them to a minister’s discretionary powers.” The press freedom organisation added: “This bill must not be adopted as it stands. We call for it to be withdrawn and reexamined in consultation with media professionals.”Currently in its third reading – the penultimate legislative stage before adoption by President Mwai Kibaki – the ICT Bill provides for heavy fines and prison sentences for press offences. It also envisages the creation of a government-appointed “communications commission” that would be in charge of granting broadcast licences. The information minister would be empowered to “issue policy guidelines” to the commission although it is described as “independent,” while article 86 of the bill gives the minister the unilateral power to interrupt broadcasts, dismantle radio and TV stations and tap telephones. The internal security minister, for his part, is empowered to seize broadcasting equipment.If adopted, the ICT Bill would even give the information minister power to control programme content, as the commission he appoints would also be responsible for ensuring the “good taste” of broadcasts.David Makali, the head of the Nairobi-based Media Institute, said: “Culturally diverse societies such as Kenya do not have a universal value of what is good or abhorrent, and the discretion of the editor, guided by professional ethics and the existing laws on public nuisance and morality, is in our view adequate.”But Kenyan Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka insisted last week that the ICT Bill would reinforce the media’s “professionalism.”The bill has sparked an outcry among Kenyan journalists and in the international community and, on 1 December, the Media Institute and Kenya Editors Guild called for it to be withdrawn to allow for more consultations. If it is adopted in its current form, the Media Institute has threatened to challenge its constitutionality.“Regulation of professional or editorial content should be left to the professionally inclined mechanisms of the existing Media Council,” Makali said. “Given this government’s track record of relations with the media over the past six years, the media has cause to be apprehensive that the amendments as proposed will seriously curtail media freedom.”Reporters Without Borders points out that in a report issued on 6 March – entitled “How far to go? Kenya’s media caught in the turmoil of a failed election” – it urged the Kenyan authorities to be less mistrustful and hostile towards the media and to help them strengthen their ability to regulate themselves, work together and train journalists. April 6, 2020 Find out more
WhatsApp Print Email NewsLocal NewsFull time cardiac care now available in LimerickBy admin – October 31, 2012 465 HEART attack patients will, from this week, be able to receive 24/7 treatment in Limerick instead of being sent to hospitals in Cork or Galway after 6pm on weekdays and on weekends.Following an inspection last week, the team and facilities that will provide the vital cardiac care at the Mid-West Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle have been given the thumbs up to start work on a round-the-clock basis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The care team and the facilities to provide treatment for a particular type of cardiac incident have been in place for some time, but the hospital authorities were awaiting the inspection that would allow the full-time service to start.Until that happened, patients who presented with a specific type of attack could not be dealt with at the regional hospital. The HSE has emphasised that patients who suffered from conventional cardiac arrest were treated in Limerick at all times.It is understood that the only remaining work to be done to clear the way for a full service is to organise rosters and they are due to be in place this week.The HSE confirmed to Limerick Post this week that, following recent meetings with Professor Kieran Daly, the national clinical lead of the Acute Services Programme, it has been agreed that the Mid-Western Regional Hospital can assume a 24/7 role.Limerick TD, Kieran O’Donnell, who had made representations to Health Minister James Reilly on the matter in recent weeks, said: “I have worked extremely hard to achieve this outcome since it emerged that a new protocol led to patients with STEMI-type heart attacks being directed to Galway University Hospital.“This is about Limerick people and people in the wider Mid West region having parity within the system, and we deserve nothing less. The situation where people could not be treated in Limerick should never have come about,” he said.“I congratulate the management and clinical staff in Limerick Regional Hospital, and all involved. This is a very good news story for Limerick and the Mid West,” he added. Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleSell City Hall to reduce local authority debtNext articleUL Gala Dinner to celebrate Limerick fashion design admin Twitter Facebook