Bankers horse-trade with coalition on pay

first_img CHANCELLOR George Osborne and business secretary Vince Cable yesterday summoned the chief executives of Britain’s biggest banks to a two-and-a-half hour meeting in which they tried to strike a deal to avoid further action on bonuses.A source close to Santander UK, whose new chief executive Ana Patricia Botin attended the meeting, told City A.M.: “It’s horse-trading: can we make a commitment on lending to small businesses and the Big Society bank in return for leniency on pay.”The government has emphasised to banks that it wants a reduction in the size of the bonus pool to accompany a “change in culture” on pay, but is prepared to strike a deal if banks give other concessions. In response, the UK’s banks have offered to lend £70bn to small businesses next year, versus around £60bn this year.The meeting, which had been delayed a day due to Osborne being stranded in New York by the snow on Monday, was part of a series of planned gatherings as part of “Project Merlin”, a cooperative initiative between banks aimed at reviving the industry’s image. In place of attending the meeting on Monday, bank chiefs held a phone conference to discuss a framework for negotiations with the treasury.The treasury is already reluctant to take further action on bonuses in part because of regulation already introduced by the EU and the Financial Services Authority.Regulations published last week forbid financial institutions from paying any more than 20 to 30 per cent of a bonus in cash up front, with half of any bonus obliged to be in the form of non-cash instruments such as shares. The scheme is the most stringent in the world. However, the government has said that it does want action on pay disclosure, a cause championed by Cable. whatsapp More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Share whatsapp Tuesday 21 December 2010 8:57 pm KCS-content Bankers horse-trade with coalition on pay Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Regency Alliance Insurance Plc ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgRegency Alliance Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Regency Alliance Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Regency Alliance Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileRegency Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance. The company also has business interests in property investments in the form of real estate development and leasing, finance leasing, retail and microfinance banking and vehicle tracking and fleet management services. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc covers aviation, bonds, goods in transit, motor vehicles, employer’s liability, plant and industrial all-risk, marine, oil and energy, contractor all-risk, director’s liability, fidelity guaranty, professional indemnity, public liability, erection all-risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption, burglary, personal accident and fire and special perils insurance as well as occupier’s and builder’s liability, healthcare professionals, motor third party insurance and property and family protection insurance. RIC Properties & Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Regency Alliance Insurance Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Pacific Islands pro rugby takes a step forward

first_imgFormer  Samoa and All Blacks star Sir Michael Jones – currently a board memeber with New Zealand Rugby, hailed the move. In a statement he said: “We are now on the cusp of realising a long-held desire to include Pasifika in our professional game and the opportunity to embrace all that comes with that.“With the approval of licences, Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua can now forge ahead with the final stages of their business plans and crucially start to lock in their playing and coaching rosters for next season. It’s an exciting time for rugby.”Fiji Rugby Union Chair Conway Begg also said of the move: “This is a big moment for the Drua and will provide the impetus for us to finalise our equity partners, appoint coaches, contract players and confirm our commercial partners. We are on the home stretch and excitement is building across Fiji.” Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua ger conditional licences for new competition Moana Pasifika before facing the Maori All Blacks (Getty Images) Pacific Islands pro rugby takes a step forwardIn a significant move for sport in the Pacific region, New Zealand Rugby have granted Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua conditional licences to join a planned new professional competition next year.Around five months ago, NZR confirmed that Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua were their preferred partners for the journey of Pasifika-linked teams into future elite competitions. Today’s move signifies a major step toward those sides joining New Zealand‘s five Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa clubs and Rugby Australia‘s five Super Rugby AU teams in a new competition set to take place in 2022 – albeit, on condition of approving their final business plans and Rugby Australia giving their own stamp of approval. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Women in the early stages of breast cancer in Co Donegal will no longer…

first_img Pinterest Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articleKatona going for child number sixNext articleCall for review of street lights in Malin after falling bulb narrowly misses woman News Highland WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Facebook Facebook Google+center_img Hundreds of women who are in the early stages of breast cancer in Co Donegal will no longer have to travel to Co Galway for treatment.It’s after a locum consultant breast surgeon was appointed at Letterekenny General Hospital. The consultant will start with immediate effect and will back up the existing breast surgeon that is already there.Up to 600 women in the early stages of breast cancer were due to travel to Galway for treatment.But Deputy Joe McHugh says this will no longer be the case:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Women in the early stages of breast cancer in Co Donegal will no longer have to travel to Galway Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – January 21, 2015 Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

60 new jobs on the way for Derry

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Software company Kainos is set to create around 60 new jobs in Derry.The firm has announced it is investing £10m in its operations.The North’s Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said most of the software engineering posts will pay above the private sector median, contributing £1.6m a year to the Northern Ireland economy.Kainos is one of Irelands most successful, indigenous ICT companies and employs more than 300 staff across its offices in Belfast, Dublin, London and Gdansk in Poland. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Twitter Newsx Advertscenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook WhatsApp Previous article21-year-old appears in court charged with stabbing woman in MilfordNext articleMartina Anderson could be Northern Ireland’s next MEP News Highland By News Highland – May 11, 2012 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 60 new jobs on the way for Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+last_img read more

[Breaking] Allahabad HC Dismisses Habeas Corpus Plea Against Alleged Detention Of Hathras Victim’s Family; Grants Liberty To Move SC [Read Order]

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Allahabad HC Dismisses Habeas Corpus Plea Against Alleged Detention Of Hathras Victim’s Family; Grants Liberty To Move SC [Read Order] Akshita Saxena8 Oct 2020 8:33 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed the habeas corpus writ petition filed on behalf of the Hathras victim’s family against alleged illegal detention by the UP Government. The Bench of Justices Pritinker Diwaker and Prakash Padia observed that the Supreme Court is already seized with this matter in Satyama Dubey & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors. and thus, it shall…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed the habeas corpus writ petition filed on behalf of the Hathras victim’s family against alleged illegal detention by the UP Government. The Bench of Justices Pritinker Diwaker and Prakash Padia observed that the Supreme Court is already seized with this matter in Satyama Dubey & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors. and thus, it shall not be proper for the High Court to entertain this petition. “Undisputedly, the Hon’ble Apex Court is in seisin of the entire case and the matter is being taken as a Public Interest Litigation by the Hon’ble Apex Court. State of Uttar Pradesh has already been directed to file affidavit clarifying its stands. In the aforesaid facts and circumstances of the case, judicial propriety demands that it will not be proper for this Court to entertain the present petition on merits, especially when security has been provided to petitioners 1 to 6 and other family members of the deceased victim-girl on the observation made by the Hon’ble Apex Court and also on the basis of the directions issued by the Lucknow Bench of this Court on 01.10.2020 in a Suo Motu Petition,” the Court said. The Bench has clarified that if the family has any grievance, then they shall be at liberty to file appropriate petition/ application before the Supreme Court. The order has come in a habeas corpus writ petition allegedly filed on behalf of the victim’s family through one Surender Kumar, claiming to be the General Secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Valmiki Mahapanchayat, allegedly based on instructions given by the family over telephone, via Whatsapp. (The State Government however disputed this position and submitted that details of Mr. Kumar are subjected to verification.) It was alleged that the immediate family of the deceased victim, i.e. her father, mother, two brothers, sister-in-law and grandmother have been illegally detained in their own homes by the UP Government. The plea disclosed that the family has been “gheraoed” at its own home since September 14, i.e. the date of the incident and only her brother was allowed to accompany her at the Hospital in Agra. Further, it was submitted that only on September 28, when she was being moved to Delhi, did the Government allow two more members of the family to visit her. It was also alleged that the family was not given custody of the victim’s corpse and they remained “forcefully confined” in their homestead land and continue to remain as such. Further it was submitted that the family has been prevented from even meeting or communicating freely, thereby violating their Fundamental Right to freedom of speech and expression as well as the right to receive information under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution. The plea was filed by Advocates Kashif Abbas Rizvi and Joun Abbas. The State on the other hand denied that the victim’s family was restrained. In fact, it categorically submitted that they are “free to move” but “they have never made any request before the Administration for going anywhere”. Further the State had argued that the writ petition is not maintainable as the matter is already sub-judice before the Supreme Court. It was also claimed that when the victim’s family was informed about filing of the present petition, they had categorically stated that they did not authorize any one to file such petition. The State also contended that pursuant to the direction given by the Hon’ble Apex Court, adequate protection and security has been provided to family members of the deceased victim-girl, including petitioners 1 to 6 and even personal Guards have been deployed on duty to ensure their safety. Moreover, CCTV Cameras have been installed near the house of the deceased victim-girl so that unwarranted and unsocial elements may not enter in the premises.Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Pet photo contest raises $20,000

first_img For the first time, a dog has won the Humane Society of Pike County’s Pet Photo Contest.Ziggy is now a cover girl.Ziggy, the best friend of Mallory Hughes of Troy, amassed a whopping 2,851 votes to win the contest but had last year’s winner, Cali Cat, pushing her to the wire with 2,111 votes. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Published 11:00 pm Monday, October 7, 2013 By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “It was a close race with Stan and Jo Ann Echols’ Cali making a strong challenge to repeat as our Pet Photo Contest winner,” said Lisa Howard, Society contest chair. “This year’s Pet Photo Contest raised more than $20,000 and that’s almost unbelievable. It’s incredible.“The Humane Society of Pike County is so appreciative of all of those who entered their pets in the contest, those who voted and the businesses that accepted entries and votes. It took everyone working together.“We are so excited. Now, we will be able to expand our spay and neuter program and further reduce the number of abused and neglected dogs and cats in Pike County.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Howard said it was the “battle” that made the 2014 Pet Photo Contest such a success.The contest shaped up to be a dog and cat fight to the finish, with dogs finishing in nine of the top 13 spots.“Dog owners seemed determined to have a dog win the contest,” Howard said. “The battle caught the interest of a lot of people. It was exciting and a lot of fun.”Ziggy will be featured on the cover of the 2014 Pet Photo Calendar. Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Pet photo contest raises $20,000 You Might Like BUMPY ROADS Roads such as County Road 3314 in Pike County are in need of repairs and resurfacing, but the county doesn’t… read more Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Our calendar goes from January to January so we have 13 pets of the month along with our pets of the week,” Howard said. “Every pet that was entered in the contest will be pictured on the calendar.”In addition to Ziggy and Cali, the top finishers in the 2014 Pet Photo Contests were Charlie, the dog of Carolyn Brantley and Eloise Murphree, 1161 votes; Panzer, the cat of Scott and Emily Maddox, 1111 votes; Beviet and Maggie Mae, the cats of Mary Ciaffa, 1101 votes; Hattie and Earnie, the cats of Eloise Murphree, 1081votes; Chloe, the dog of Beth Maddox, 1011 votes; Buddy, the dog of Bill Grafton, 986 votes; Tippy the dog memorial, Chelsey Kendrick, 900 votes; Pippen, the duck of Steve and Cheryl Parks, 896 votes; Cowboy, the dog of Wyatt Owens, 801 votes; Addyson, the dog of Jill McLaney, 771 votes; Chloe, the dog of Janice Castleberry, 631 votes; and Tippy the dog of Melissa and Bo Smilie, 611 votes.Howard said the number of entries in the 2014 Pet Photo Contest was down slightly.“But this contest was the most successful so far,” she said. “The battle between the dogs and cats had much to do with it.”Howard said that the dogs did dominate 2014 contest but she expects the cats to come scratching back in 2015.The 2014 Pet Photo Calendars will be available for pickup in mid-November at a cost of $10 each. The calendars will be available at business locations around the county. A few ad spaces are available by calling (334) 735-5567. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

UVU Cross Country Releases 2018 Schedule

first_imgJuly 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Cross Country Releases 2018 Schedule Tags: Color Country Invitational/Idaho State/NCAA Mountain Regional championships/Notre Dame/Piane Invitational/Scott Houle/Southern Utah/UVU Cross Country/UVU Invitational/Westminster FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Thursday, Utah Valley University cross country head coach Scott Houle released his squad’s 2018 schedule which will run from September-November.To commence the season, the Wolverines will host the UVU Invitational September 1 which will feature traditional regional cross country powers Southern Utah and Idaho State as well as Division II Westminster of Salt Lake City.September 30, the Wolverines will be at Notre Dame for the Joe Piane Invitational and at the pre-national meet hosted by Wisconsin on October 13.September 15, the Wolverines will be at UC Riverside and will travel to Las Vegas September 22 for the UNLV Invitational.UVU has a pair of October meets on the schedule, including the Color Country Invitational hosted by SUU October 6 as well as a trip to the Santa Clara (Calif.) Invitational October 13.Seattle U. will host the 2018 Western Athletic Conference Cross Country championships October 27.November 9, the Wolverines will also compete at the 2018 NCAA Mountain Regional championships at the East Bay Golf Course of Provo. Brad James Written bylast_img read more

UK, French and Guinean Navies Carry Out Drills off West Africa

first_img View post tag: Guinean View post tag: Navies HMS Iron Duke and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Black Rover have carried out Officer of the Watch manoeuvres in the Atlantic Ocean with the French frigate Commandant Blaison, two Guinean patrol vessels, and an aircraft from the Guinean Fisheries Protection.In the process Iron Duke sent some of her personnel across to the Guinean patrol vessels and vice versa.The purpose of the exercise was to develop navigational skills and seamanship and put these into practice following combined maritime patrols.The visit to Guinea by Iron Duke was the first time in 15 years that a Royal Navy warship has visited the country.The British Ambassador to Guinea Graham Styles welcomed the coming together of the different navies and the progress that was being made in the region towards prosperity and stability.[mappress]Press Release, July 18, 2014; Image: UK Navy View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: UK View post tag: africa View post tag: and View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Authorities Two British ships have carried out exercises with the French and Guinean Navies off the coast of West Africa. View post tag: West Africa UK, French and Guinean Navies Carry Out Drills off West Africa View post tag: Defence View post tag: europe Back to overview,Home naval-today UK, French and Guinean Navies Carry Out Drills off West Africa View post tag: French July 18, 2014last_img read more

Oxford student sentenced to death in Egypt

first_imgA Masters student at Oxford University has been sentenced to death in absentia by an Egyptian court over her alleged involvement with the deposed government of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.Sondos Asem, a researcher and graduate student at the Blavatnik School of Government, worked as a foreign press secretary under Mohammed Morsi, the fifth President of Egypt, who was deposed in the 2013 Egyptian coup d’état. Asem was also an editor for Ikhwanweb, the Muslim Brotherhood’s English language website.Following the deposition of Morsi, Asem was one of many defendants charged with espionage and conspiring with Palestinian group Hamas against the Egyptian government. Following a ‘Grand Espionage Trial’, all of the defendants, including Morsi himself, were sentenced to death in a preliminary verdict on Saturday 16th May. This sentence has now been passed on to Egypt’s Grand Mufti (Egypt’s highest religious authority) for official approval. The expected date for the final decision is Tuesday 2nd June.Asem was tried and sentenced in absentia whilst she pursued her degree in England.Following the ruling, Asem’s college, which has asked not to be named for security reasons, has rallied around the MCR student. The Dean commented, “We are deeply concerned about Sondos’ well-being and her safety. She herself is demonstrating amazing resilience in the face of this blow. She is well supported by friends, and has access to lawyers.”The Dean continued, “Both the head of the College, the Deans and her fellow students are giving her as much moral support as they can and she knows that she can call on the College for any other support in case of need.”In response to Oxford’s reaction to her sentence, Asem told Cherwell, “The support I have received so far from my fellow students is what makes me stronger. I am impressed by the level of political awareness, human rights advocacy, and empathy on the part of my fellow students in Oxford and [my College]. This has proved to me that people can share the same values despite coming from different countries and cultures. This death sentence is not just about me, it is one example of the injustice that thousands of other women and men are suffering due to repression in Egypt.”OUSU passed a motion on Wednesday at OUSU Council standing in solidarity with Sondos Asem.Asem’s JCR has also showed their support in a motion which passed without opposition on Monday night. Proposed by the college women’s football team, of which Asem is a member, the motion urged JCR students to recognise the unjust and politically motivated sentence, and pledged to condemn the sentence of the Egyptian courts, show solidarity with Asem and urge college authorities to provide support for her.A member of the college football team, and proposer of the motion, told Cherwell, “I proposed the motion because I thought it was important that the JCR was aware of what was happening; Sondos is a member of the college women’s football club (we have both MCR and JCR members playing on the team), and I felt it was our duty as a JCR to get together and show one of our fellow students that we recognised what she was going through, and that we stood in solidarity and support with her. Sondos is not just part of the college community; she’s our peer, colleague and team-mate, so I felt that it was up to the women’s football club to lead the charge, in a way.”The JCR is joining the Blavatnik School of Government in condemning the Egyptian courts. The Blavatnik has issued a statement saying, “We are appalled to hear that Sondos is being prosecuted for simply doing her job as a foreign media coordinator in the office of a democratically elected president. Sondos is as passionate and committed to the principles of public service as any of us. Whether it is lending an ear to friends, debating philosophy, praying together, or playing football with classmates, Sondos is an invaluable part of our community. Like all of us, she came here to learn how to improve people’s lives through good government.“We condemn this ruling and urge people and governments to speak up for the rule of law and against this injustice.”last_img read more