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Deloitte upbeat despite lower partner profits

first_img Share Deloitte upbeat despite lower partner profits Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.cominvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterRaid Shadow LegendsDon’t play this game if you are under 40 years oldRaid Shadow Legends Wednesday 25 August 2010 8:54 pm DELOITTE, one of the Big Four accountancy firms, has seen UK revenues fall for the second year in a row in the face of challenging markets and a difficult economic environment. The global firm posted £1.95bn in UK revenue for the year ended 31 May, marking a £16m fall from last year.“Despite a second successive year of very challenging markets for Deloitte and our clients, we are emerging from the recession with a very satisfactory performance,” said Deloitte senior partner and chief executive officer John Connolly.Connolly, said that revenue in Deloitte’s UK corporate finance division was up 10.6 per cent during the year, while income in the firm’s UK consulting business fell by four per cent and the group’s tax division saw revenue decrease by 2.3 per cent. Also, Deloitte’s UK auditing business posted a 2.9 per cent decline in revenue, despite winning FTSE 100 companies Kingfisher and Essar Energy as new audit clients.Connolly said that although the economic environment remained fragile, he anticipated a return to revenue growth for the firm’s audit, tax and consulting business by 2011.Meanwhile, Deloitte added 750 people to its roster during the year after bolstering its business through a series of acquisitions, most notably its January merger with property consultants, Drivers Jonas.Deloitte also added advisory firm ReportSource and Swiss group Exsigno to its consultancy division and expanded its risk and security business through the acquisition of IM Global and Simulstrat.Connolly added: “We will continue to look for opportunities to bring in highly skilled people who enable us to offer increased range and depth of advice to a broader number of clients.”Partners earned £873,000 in profits last year after pensions and annuities payable to retired partners, marking a drop from 2009 when partners earned £883,000.FAST FACTS | DELOITTE UK INCOMEOverall 2010 revenue fell £16m to £1.95bn.Corporate finance revenue up 10.6 per cent. Consultancy revenue down four per cent.Audit income fell 2.9 per cent.Tax revenue down by 2.3 per cent. whatsappcenter_img KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

China declares shift to “prudent” monetary policy

first_img whatsapp Share alison.lock Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL China declares shift to “prudent” monetary policy whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGem Friday 3 December 2010 5:07 am CHINA will switch to a prudent monetary policy from a moderately loose stance, the Communist Party’s top leaders decided on Friday, a change that could pave the way for more interest rate increases and lending controls.At the same time, the Politburo elected to maintain China’s proactive fiscal policy, an indication that the government wants to continue to ramp up investment spending even while taking tightening steps to control inflation.Chinese and global markets were little affected, with investors taking the view that the new wording was an affirmation of the gradual tightening that Beijing has already started to implement in recent months.But while the change in description of policy had been discussed for several weeks by central bank advisers, the Politburo’s endorsement, reported by the official Xinhua news agency, could still mark a decisive turning point.“It means that all sort of monetary policy tools to control liquidity and to control inflation can now be used,” said Ken Peng, an economist with Citigroup in Beijing.“In the past we’ve been clearly focusing on administrative measures. Going forward we could be using more price adjustments via interest rates,” he said, adding that he expected five rate increases by the end of next year.China has raised interest rates just once this year as it has guided its monetary policy back to normal from the ultra-loose settings it adopted to counter the global financial crisis. Instead, it has used quantitative tools to do the heavy work, officially raising banks’ reserve requirements five times.Along with playing a role in the fight against inflation, policy tightening also signals confidence that the world’s second-largest economy is on solid ground, even as the U.S. and European recoveries remain fragile.“China has no need now to worry about overall demand at all,” said Dong Xian’an, chief economist with Industrial Securities in Beijing. “Instead, the top priority is to curb inflation and avoid economic overheating.”“The sooner China acts and the more forceful measures it takes, the better,” he said.Consumer price inflation hit a 25-month high in October of 4.4 per cent and is expected to have edged higher in November. Although it has been driven almost exclusively by food prices, pressures have been broadening on the back of higher global commodity costs.China’s cabinet vowed last month to take “forceful” measures, including price controls if necessary, to rein in inflation.A major prong of the government’s stimulus programme was a flood of lending by banks. China has already begun to rein in loan issuance this year and the shift to a prudent monetary policy could signal more restrictions next year.Wang Han, economist with advisory firm CEBM in Shanghai, said a prudent policy could imply a new lending target of 6.5 trillion yuan, down about 15 per cent from this year’s total. last_img read more

Greentube plots recruitment drive to support expansion strategy

first_img“We expect the trend to accelerate even more in 2021 as additional markets in Europe such as Germany and Netherlands will become regulated and thus enable market entries for us both in the B2C and B2B area,” Bauer said. Greentube, the interactive division of Novomatic Group, is to hire more than 100 new employees across its offices in Austria, Malta and Slovakia as part of its commercial expansion strategy. 9th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Email Address Strategy Greentube will also look to employ 30 developers at its new development centre in Belgrade, Serbia, to expand both its proprietary platform development and operations units. Topics: Strategy Management Regions: Europe AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Positions are available in a number of departments, including the development, project management, key account management, casino operation and technical support teams, spread across a range of offices. Tags: Greentube Greentube chief financial officer and chief gaming officer Michael Bauer said the developer intends to build on this in 2021, revealing plans to also expand into the US. The recruitment drive comes after a successful year for Greentube, which has seen growth in all of its business segments, while the division also entered into the German market. “Additionally, we are planning to set foot into the US as a games supplier and have high expectations there as well. For us to benefit from these opportunities, we are committed to investing in our workforce.” Greentube plots recruitment drive to support expansion strategylast_img read more

Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgNiger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileNiger Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company in Nigeria underwriting all classes of insurance. Life insurance products include endowment policies, group life, mortgage protection and term assurances. Non-life insurance products range from aviation hull and liability and fire and special perils to public liability insurance, professional indemnity and workmen compensation insurance. The company also markets products under the brand name Niger Cash, Niger Flexible Investment Assurance, Niger Mutual Halal, Niger Personal Pension and Savings. Founded in 1962 and formerly known as The Niger Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Niger Insurance Plc in 1989. The company has a sound reinsurance treaties with reinsurance companies led by Swiss Re. Niger Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Niger Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wales v Samoa: The Preview

first_img Focal point: Mike Phillips, back in the first XV this week, in action against Samoa during Wales’ 17-10 RWC 2011 winBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorThe best way to describe Wales’ performance against Argentina is flat. There was no energy, no spark and certainly none of the pizzazz that is now expected from the men in red.Rob Howley has rung the changes for Friday night’s game – changes that I expect were predominantly planned before the poor show against the Pumas – but will the new faces be able to liven up Wales’ performance and get a much-needed ‘W’ against Samoa?Intense – not tenseWales need to play with the same intensity, focus and ambition that they bring to training. Against Argentina they only started putting phases together in the final five minutes so they must play from the first whistle.Stand off Samoa and Wales will pay a heavy price. The islanders will be punching holes across the field with their powerful ball-carriers and they have natural footballers with the footwork and sleight of hand to create try-scoring opportunities. Allow Samoa to play and it will be another Friday night fright for Wales.Power play: Maurie Fa’asavaluSmash hitsSamoa’s physicality is their biggest strength and they have some of the hardest tacklers in the world game. They can also use this power with ball in hand and will be looking to break the gain-line then put in smart offloads while the Wales defence is stretched. This is where Maurie Fa’asavalu and Ofisa Treviranus come into their own.Wales couldn’t make any line breaks on Saturday so will be hoping Jamie Roberts can stay on the pitch longer than he managed against Argentina and provide the focal point for their attacking game.The return of Ryan Jones – to captain his country for a record 29th time – relieves the pressure on Toby Faletau in terms of back-row ball-carriers. If they can both make yards and give Wales front-foot ball, they should present more of a threat than last time out.Game of chance NOT FOR FEATURED TAGS: HarlequinsSamoa LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img This match presents Samoa with a great opportunity to prove, like Argentina before them, that they need an improved international schedule. The Pumas’ performance at the 2007 World Cup gave the IRB little choice but to find them a place in elite competition. If Samoa can beat Wales in Cardiff, it will help push their case for more Test matches against the world’s top sides.Starting point: Wales flanker Justin TipuricA couple of Wales players also have points to prove. Mike Phillips will want to show that he’s first choice at nine having been dropped to the bench last weekend, while Justin Tipuric and Dan Biggar have been given starts in the No 7 and No 10 shirts that fans have long clamoured for.If Tipuric can win a few turnovers and bring his linking game to the fore, he will give Howley a real selection dilemma for the New Zealand game. Perhaps the coach will even bring on Sam Warburton in the second half to see how he and Tipuric work together.Prediction: Samoa will be fired up but Wales often play at their best when their backs are to the wall and they’re under pressure. It will be tight – Wales by five.WALES v SAMOA, Friday 16 November, 7.30pm, Millennium Stadium, Live on BBC WalesWALES: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Ashley Beck, Jamie Roberts, George North; Dan Biggar, Mike Phillips; Paul James, Richard Hibbard, Aaron Jarvis, Bradley Davies, Ian Evans, Ryan Jones (capt), Justin Tipuric, Toby Faletau.Replacements: Ken Owens, Gethin Jenkins, Scott Andrews, Luke Charteris, Sam Warburton, Tavis Knoyle, Rhys Priestland, Scott Williams.SAMOA: Fa’atoina Autagavaia; Paul Perez, George Pisi, Paul Williams, David Lemi (capt); Tusiata Pisi, Kahn Fotuali’i; Sakaria Taulafo, Wayne Ole Avei, Census Johnston, Daniel Leo, Teofilo Paulo, Ofisa Treviranus, Maurie Fa’asavalu, Taiasina Tuifu’a. Replacements: Ti’i Paulo, Viliamu Afatia, James Johnston, Joe Tekori, Tivaini Foma’i, Jeremy Su’a, Johnny Leota, Robert Lilomaiava.Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France).last_img read more

Prop Coenie Oosthuizen’s knockout run and two tries vs the Hurricanes

first_imgThursday May 16, 2013 Prop Coenie Oosthuizen’s knockout run and two tries vs the Hurricanes Cheetahs prop Coenie Oosthuizen is fast becoming a fan favourite for the way that he carries and handles the ball, and of course his power up front. Against the Hurricanes he was on the losing side, but scored twice and made one big charge in particular.ADVERTISEMENTStill just 24-years-old, and weighing in at a whopping 125kg’s plus, the front rower affectionately known as Shrek earned his first Springbok cap against England last year.A product of the prestigious Grey College, Oosthuizen has become a try-scorer of note for the Cheetahs, and one to watch with ball in hand. In recent years he has had back and neck problems, but against the Hurricanes he showed that he’s looking as strong as ever.The Cheetahs came close but a 39-34 home defeat will have been a disappointment after such an impressive overseas tour. Oosthuizen crossed twice with powerful tries, and earlier made a huge charge that knocked strong tackler Jack Lam to the turf.“He was a little bit unlucky, I think I caught him on the wrong foot,” said Oosthuizen at the halftime on-field interview. “I feel bad for him, hopefully he’s okay.”Lam had to leave the field but he has been announced in the Hurricanes’ starting lineup for their upcoming clash with the Chiefs at the Cake Tin. The Cheetahs will host the Reds on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Wing House / Urban Terrains Lab

first_imgCopyHouses•Cheongju-si, South Korea Architects: Urban Terrains Lab Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Hyosook Chin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: Etern Development Company Urban Terrains Lab ArchDaily Construction: Project Design And Management:Yehre SuhDesign Interns:Haein Choi, Changhun LeeCity:Cheongju-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hyosook ChinText description provided by the architects. The house is located on the outskirts of Sejong City, the new planned administrative capital of South Korea. The clients were avid gardeners and amateur arborists who wanted to maximize the inside/outside connections of the house. But having lived in high-rise apartment complexes most of their lives, they were highly concerned with maintaining privacy from the street and its neighbors. Therefore it was important for the house to open up to the landscape of the garden and the majestic Gyeryong mountain ranges beyond, while still shrouding the house from public view.Save this picture!© Hyosook ChinSave this picture!PlansThe project utilized the transformative quality of brick to create a fortress-like barrier toward the street and neighboring houses, while transitioning to a more porous and open screen that allowed expansion into the intimate as well as far away landscapes. The brick skin wraps and stretches around the small house like a stratified ribbon from thick to thin and opaque to transparent, adjusting to the programmatic demands within as well as from the surrounding site.Save this picture!© Hyosook ChinThe opaque brick skin, with minimal punctured windows, wraps around the house from the street side on the east and the north elevation which faces the adjacent house, while gradually opening up fully into the garden and the horizon facing balconies at the south west corner. The roof line of the façade also undulates as needed to meet the site and programmatic demands. The roof line is at its highest elevation on the street side to block the view of the rooftop photovoltaic panels from street level, while dipping to its lowest point to the north to allow for the neighboring house’s view corridor. The undulating roofscape of the house provides a topographic foreground to the geological background of the Gyeryong Mountains beyond.Save this picture!© Hyosook ChinPlanometric curves were vital in resolving several design challenges. First, the client wanted a specific layout for the house, but because they were trying to keep the total floor area within a set budget, it was difficult to establish the minimal circulation space for the program. In order for the desired room layouts to work, it was necessary to introduce curved corridors to connect the spaces with sufficient clearances.Save this picture!DiagramSecond, the curved outer walls along the tight northern retaining wall allowed more room for circulation and light to the service areas, while the curvature of the gradating scrim brick wall to the south function as a sun and rain screen as well as a marker of time through its patterned shadows. Third, the shifting of the curved corridors made it possible to create an extended opening between the floors for natural vertical air circulation during the summer as well as creating a connection between the floors for ease of communication.Save this picture!© Hyosook ChinProject gallerySee allShow lessShenzhen Sungang Centre Lobby and Showroom / AIM ArchitectureSelected ProjectsMacdonald Road House / Philip Stejskal ArchitectureSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961879/wing-house-urban-terrains-lab Clipboard Area:  192 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Wing House / Urban Terrains LabSave this projectSaveWing House / Urban Terrains Lab 2021 South Korea Manufacturers: Eagon Windows & Doors, Mora Ceramics Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961879/wing-house-urban-terrains-lab Clipboard Wing House / Urban Terrains Lab Houses Save this picture!© Hyosook Chin+ 17Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projects CopyAbout this officeUrban Terrains LabOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSejong CityCheongju-siOn FacebookBrick HousesSouth KoreaPublished on May 19, 2021Cite: “Wing House / Urban Terrains Lab” 18 May 2021. 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New book published on why Giving is Good for You

first_imgNew book published on why Giving is Good for You  53 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Over the past 35 years he has worked as a trustee, mentor and adviser to education, arts and development charities, and has experience as a donor: for example, he supports a music scholarship at the Royal College of Music in London where he chairs the Development Steering Group and is a member of Council. Interview with John Nickson Giving Is Good For You: Why Britain should be bothered and give more is published by Biteback Publishing at £20. The 368-page hardback book is also available on Amazon. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 10 June 2013 | News John Nickson, former head of fundraising at the British Council, English National Opera, The Royal Academy of Arts and the Tate, has published a new book that looks at what can be done to encourage all of us, including the wealthy elite, to give more money and time to good causes.’Giving is Good for You’, published last week, argues that growing inequality and poverty is a threat to everyone. He points to the ‘generous minority’ who are leading the way and arguing to their peers and friends that, in addition to public benefit, giving can be personally fulfilling.Helene Kennedy QC says of Nickson that he “knows more about philanthropy than anyone I know and [he] explains that altruism and generous acts of giving are vital to ethical societies.”  Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Appeals court denies bond to Rev. Pinkney

first_imgOn Aug. 4 the Michigan Court of Appeals denied bond to the Rev. Edward Pinkney, pending appeal. Two of the three-judge panel ruled against the bond request.The decision was issued as a one-sentence response to a motion filed by Pinkney’s attorney, Tim Holloway, which included a thorough brief spanning 42 pages.Pinkney is from the small city of Benton Harbor, Mich., where 89 percent of the people are African Americans and almost half live below the poverty line. Benton Harbor is in Berrien County, which is 80 percent white and more affluent. Pinkney has long been a thorn in the side of the power structure there.In 2014 he was charged with altering five dates on a recall petition against the mayor of Benton Harbor. For this alleged “crime,” Pinkney was tried and convicted before a white judge, white prosecutor and all-white jury. On Dec. 15, he was sentenced to 2.5 to 10 years in prison.The jury had been told that “You do not need evidence to convict Rev. Pinkney” and the judge had said he was “going to make an example” of him.Holloway’s motion covered many reasons why Pinkney should be released on bond now, showing that the Black reverend will most probably win his appeal, when it is finally heard in the coming months. In addition to Pinkney’s community service and the nonviolent nature of the charges, the motion described the blatant constitutional violations of his rights.Prosecutor Michael J. Sepic hammered all Pinkney’s witnesses, demanding to know who chaired meetings, who spoke at rallies and who was the press spokesperson for the recall campaign. These constitutionally protected acts relating to freedom of speech and assembly were used to prejudice the jury against Pinkney. Finally, the only evidence offered against the reverend boiled down to the fact that he led the recall campaign and therefore should be presumed to be the guilty party.Sepic had made only one argument in answer to the defendant’s exhaustive brief. He argued that the Court of Appeals could not grant bond pending appeal unless the lower court had “abused its discretion in denying bond.”On Aug. 11 attorney Holloway filed a motion for reconsideration to the Court of Appeals.Since no explanation by the Appeals Court accompanied its denial, Holloway’s motion argued that “a palpable error occurred if the Court of Appeals accepted the prosecution’s argument.…” Holloway cited case law that the Appeals Court had its “own independent judgment and the exercise of its own discretion as to whether bond should be granted” and that “the failure to exercise discretion when called on to do so constitutes an abdication and hence an abuse of discretion” by the Court of Appeals.On Aug. 10 Pinkney made a phone call from Lakeland Correctional Facility to a joint meeting in Detroit of the Moratorium NOW Coalition and the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice. He thanked all his supporters for their hard work on his behalf.While disappointed at the Aug. 4 ruling, he vowed to continue the fight. At his urging, plans are underway to organize a protest and press conference outside the Michigan Court of Appeals in Grand Rapids. A tentative date of Aug. 26 at noon has been set for the protest at the State Office Building, 305 Ottawa N.W., Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information on upcoming events, see Moratorium-Mi.org. For background on the decade-long persecution of this African-American community leader, go to workers.org and search archives for “Pinkney.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Governors Urge Administration to Reconsider Proposed Reductions to RFS

first_imgIn a separate letter to the president, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn directly requested that the EPA reconsider the proposed rule. Quinn stresses the economic and environmental importance of ethanol while pointing to the role the domestically-produced biofuel plays in providing jobs in rural America. A group of Midwestern governors, all members of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, have sent letters to President Barack Obama expressing their support for the Renewable Fuel Standard. These letters come in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal which would scale back the volume of renewable fuels required under the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2014. In a joint letter to the president, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard argue in defense of the ethanol standard. The letter stresses the importance of ethanol as it diversifies America’s energy portfolio, gives consumers choices at the pump, supports economic development in rural communities and reduces harmful emissions across the nation. By Gary Truitt – Dec 26, 2013 The letter sends a direct request from the governors to the Obama administration asking it use its regulatory authority to support the growing renewable fuels industry. Facebook Twitter Previous articleVariety in FFA State Officers’ Backgrounds and FuturesNext articleUSDA Reports Cattle Industry Improvements Gary Truitt SHARE Providing evidence of their claims, the governors point to an Iowa State University estimate that says “corn prices alone could drop 19 cents per bushel based on the proposed rule, which could bring corn prices below the cost of production for many farmers. The proposed EPA rule could also cause a ripple effect on agri-business, our communities, and the entire economy.” “Specifically, we hope that you will encourage the EPA to increase the biodiesel volume to reflect current production levels, modify the cellulosic target to match production expectations, and reinstate the statutory conventional renewable fuel target since there is clearly no domestic supply shortage.” In November, the EPA proposed cutting by 3 billion gallons the amount of renewable fuels that would be blended into the U.S. fuel supply next year. It included reducing corn-based ethanol use by about 1.4 billion gallons. Home Energy Governors Urge Administration to Reconsider Proposed Reductions to RFS Facebook Twitter SHARE Quinn points out that the total economic impact of the 14 ethanol plants in Illinois is estimated to be approximately $5.3 billion annually and that these facilities directly provide 4,000 jobs. Displacing more than 35 percent of that state’s petroleum use, he argues that the loss of demand for millions of bushels of corn would negatively impact the entire farm economy. Governors Urge Administration to Reconsider Proposed Reductions to RFSlast_img read more