East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) HY2010 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2010 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

How I’m investing in the UK lockdown: I’m waiting, and not selling

first_img Tom Rodgers owns shares in Royal Dutch Shell, Team17 and TP Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avon Rubber and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. How I’m investing in the UK lockdown: I’m waiting, and not selling “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Tom Rodgers | Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Investors have woken to a brave new world: a police-enforced UK lockdown. High street favourites like McDonald’s, Costa and Greggs have shut their doors.People are not allowed to leave their homes except for to buy food or medicine, to go to work or exercise once a day.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…When, outside of wartime, would we face these kinds of restrictions? Never in my lifetime.I know a few people who watched the 2020 stock market crash and sold anything they could turn to cash. All their shares, all their bonds, all their funds and investment trusts. It’s very hard not to follow the crowd. Even seasoned professionals aren’t immune to these powerful psychological forces.But the way I think investors will gain the most and still protect their wealth is to follow solid value investing principles. That is: to buy good companies cheaply and don’t sell when prices are low.What we faceI read a good article this week that said investors will make the most money in their life in a bear market: they just won’t know it at the time. When the value of your portfolio is down 30% to 50% it’s hard to stay positive. Doing so takes guts and determination.Most value investors are waiting for the bottom of the market to dive in and snap up FTSE 100 bargains. That could be Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Lloyds or another bargain share. P/E ratios that were in the mid-20s now sit in single-digits.That makes for some cracking long-term high-yield stocks that will compound to make us richer.But my watchlist also includes stocks that were too expensive for some to buy in the good years, yet now seem a steal. They include FTSE 250 and AIM-listed companies with high profits, no physical stores to close and unassailable competitive leads in their fields, like SDI Group, Team17, Avon Rubber and TP Group.Action or inaction?There’s a well-observed trend among investors in falling markets called the action bias.Just doing something, anything, feels like progress. It feels like we’re taking control in troubled times. But it also leads to what I described above, like selling your hard-fought-for investments at fire-sale prices, or jumping in to invest money you don’t really have because prices are low.Recession comingCentral banks are throwing the kitchen sink at markets to stave off what I see as an inevitable recession. They include huge stimulus packages from the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve, and an upcoming $1trn coronavirus bridge funding deal in the US. This might put off the pain for now, but more is coming.PMI manufacturing and services sector data out today confirms what we already knew: that the UK is about to enter a deep recession. So even if the markets flatten out, I’ll wait a little longer before leaping in.A fifth of the world’s population is under some sort of enforced quarantine along the lines of the UK lockdown. With government orders to stay at home to save lives, we seem to have landed in a strange Twilight Zone. It will pass, but it may take longer than you think.If you’re a long-term investor like me, you’re stockpiling cash for the inevitable rally. I’ll load up on my preferred FTSE 100 high-yielders when markets turn. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Tom Rodgers Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Fundraising Standards Board launches to the public

first_imgFundraising Standards Board launches to the public Howard Lake | 12 February 2007 | News The Fundraising Standards Board has launched to the UK public, giving them details of how it will handle public complaints about how its members raise money. The voluntary self-regulation scheme has attracted nearly 250 of the UK’s charities and fundraising agencies as members. All members have agreed to adhere to a set of codes and a Fundraising Promise committing them to treat the public with “respect, fairness, honesty and clarity in all their money raising activities.”The FSB is also announcing to the public its tick mark logo, designed to offer the public “a mark of reassurance to look for when giving to charities in the future.” A few members have already begun to use the logo in adverts. 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.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jon Scourse, Chief Executive of the FSB, said: “This is an historic moment. For the first time there is an independent body you can go to if you are unhappy about how a charity raises money. We’re here to help you give with confidence, so the next time you put money in a tin, sponsor someone to run a marathon or receive a mailshot in the post, look for the tick – it’s your mark of reassurance.”Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, said: “Self-regulation will enable fundraising organisations to follow one clear set of standards, in the form of the Institute’s Codes of Fundraising Practice…“The implementation of self-regulation is an opportunity to increase public trust and confidence in charities and to raise awareness of the high standards of fundraising in UK.”The FSB say that it represents a word first in terms of self-regulation of fundraising.The Board developed from recommendations made in ‘Private Action, Public Benefit’, a government report on charity law and regulation. The Buse Commission then conducted a 18-month consultation on the issue in 2003-2004, and then a sector-wide steering committee chaired by Charities Aid Foundation then reviewed the commission’s recommendations and proposed a structure for the voluntary self-regulation fundraising scheme.Twelve months ago the Board appointed Colin Lloyd as Chair and Jon Scourse Director of the body. In June 2006 it then began recruiting member organisations and was originally scheduled to be launched to the public in October 2006. Debate over the content of the Fundraising Promise and fewer than expected membership applications contributed to delaying the public launch until today.IntelligentGiving.com, “the independent site for the independent giver”, welcomed the fact that the launch of the FSB “shows that some charities do have professional fundraising standards – which most of the public don’t know – and that it’s deemed important enough to spend serious cash advertising the fact.”However, it added that “we’re finding it hard to get excited. The Promise is a voluntary scheme (in fact a reaction to government pressure), so far only about 200 charities – out of the 5000+ that count – have signed up. And you, the public, will have to police it.”Similarly Louise Cook at Fundraising Technology pointed out that “there are over 167,000 charities in England and Wales alone and so far only 200 charities have paid their fee and obtained the tick.”She added: “until tens of thousands of organisations join surely we have to be careful not to make the public think that only those 200 charities are safe to give money too.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

London community foundations to merge

first_img Tagged with: Funding London community foundations to merge AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 September 2008 | News The boards of London’s Capital Community Foundation and Thames Community Foundation have announced their intention to merge. The result will be one of the largest funders in London.In a joint statement the boards of both organisations said that their day-to-day work and grantmaking will not be affected as the merger process takes place. The new merged organisation will maintain “all of the separate funds available”.Carole Souter, Chair of Trustees of Capital Community Foundation, said: “This merger makes complete sense for us both and will enable us to strengthen the role of Community Foundations in London. Over the last five years, between us we have been responsible for over £17 million of funding, making over 3,800 individual grants to over 2,200 charities and local groups.“There is an excellent geographic fit between us and by combining forces we will be able to raise more money for charity and grow our endowment funds at a faster rate.”www.capitalcf.org.ukwww.thamescommunityfoundation.org.uk 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.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

The truth about unions in Cuba

first_imgThis mural on the wall of ExpoHolguin in Holguin, Cuba, was painted by Spanish artist Paco Bernal Gil. It reads, ‘300 million children sleep in the street today; not one of them is Cuban.’In his Dec. 17 announcement of U.S. “policy changes” toward Cuba, President Barack Obama stated, “We believe that Cuban workers should be free to form unions.”What in the world could he mean? More than 90 percent of Cuban workers are union members already. Compare that to the U.S., where in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 11.3 percent of the workers are union members. Isn’t it U.S. workers who need more freedom to join unions?Then on Dec. 22, the U.S. State Department offered $11 million in U.S. tax dollars to fund programs proposing to foster “civil, political and labor rights in Cuba.” What? The U.S. budget has $11 million to spend for “labor rights” in Cuba when more than 50 percent of the families of U.S. public school children are so poor they are eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches? (New York Times, Jan. 16) What is this really about?The 1959 Cuban revolution overturned the capitalist economic system there. But the unification of the Cuban unions into the Workers Central (Central Trabajadores de Cuba, CTC) goes back to 1939, 20 years before the revolution triumphed. The unions are voluntary, self-financed, independent organizations. Union membership dues equalling 1 percent of wages are directly collected in the workplace, not through payroll deductions.What workers’ democracy looks likeCuba is a workers’ state building socialism. The wealth created through production of goods and services is used to improve the lives of all the people, not to profit just a few. Their unions are directly involved in solving the many challenges that confront Cuban society — which include the weight of the unilateral U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade, layered on top of hundreds of years of colonial underdevelopment.Proposals to initiate or change laws are discussed in every workplace, in neighborhood assemblies and in mass organizations like the Federation of Cuban Women. The amendments and comments made are recorded, considered and alter the final outcome. The Economic Guidelines adopted at the Sixth Congress of the Cuban Communist Party were shaped through extensive consultation with the Cuban people — not just Party members. Three million people discussed them in 163,000 meetings. Cuba’s total population is around 11 million.Economic decisions in the U.S. are made by the bosses, bankers and an insatiable, profit-maximizing capitalist class. These decisions are increasing social inequality and economic insecurity for the working class while they enrich the top tenth of the wealthiest 1 percent.Unions may fight for a better deal under the for-profit economic system, but in this era of capitalism at a dead end, it is often a losing battle. Leaps in productivity, rather than lightening the burden of the working class, instead result in unemployment, bankrupt cities and growing income inequality. It is “experts” trained by the banks and corporations, not workers or unions, who write the laws on economic matters for the legislators to rubber stamp.Cuban workers are the leading force in building socialism and guaranteeing that the basic needs for a dignified life are available to all. This includes free, quality health care and education, plus access to culture and sports. At the convention center in the city of Holguín, a mural points out that “300 million children sleep in the street today; not one of them is Cuban.” This is the result of their socialist economy.On Jan. 15, the Cuban News Agency (ACN) reported something far outside the experience of workers in the U.S. The CTC, Cuba’s equivalent to the AFL-CIO, called on workers to hold assemblies in all work centers so that managers could report to the workers about the adopted economic plan and budget for the year. They said, “It is not possible to meet a production plan without the active participation of labor collectives, which have the capacity to use their potential in terms of the efficiency we as unions know they have.”At the close of the National People’s Power Assembly’s fourth session, Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz elaborated: “The fact that in our social system, trade unions defend workers’ rights is a secret to no one. To effectively do so, trade unions should be the first to look after the interests of any given workers’ group, but also the interests of the entire working class, which are essentially the same interests defended by the entire nation.“We cannot leave any room for selfishness and greed to thrive and consolidate among our workers. We all want and need better salaries, but first we have to create wealth and then distribute it according to the contribution each one can make.”But what happens to workers in the U.S. when productivity increases? The Labor Department reported on Jan. 9 that wages had declined in December, even though official employment had improved a little. Wall Street economist Diane Swonk explained it this way:“This is still a buyer’s market in terms of labor. For all the good news on unemployment and the number of jobs we’ve created, if these wage numbers are to be believed, employers still have their pick.” (New York Times, Jan. 10)That explains why the U.S. ruling class got Congress to put $11 million into setting up a phony program to get their claws into Cuba under the cover of promoting the “freedom to organize unions.” What the bosses here really want is to have their pick of wage slaves who must sell their labor power on the “free” market, instead of workers planning and ruling their socialist destiny.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘Palestine will be free!’

first_imgChanting “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” and “Israel, Israel, you shall learn, by the millions we’ll return!” a strong and determined march by Palestinian youth came to downtown Buffalo on Friday evening, May 25, in solidarity with Palestinian protesters in Gaza. They brought the demand that the U.S. end all money to the racist, terrorist state of Israel and that all “border” walls must be torn down.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Talking shop

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Talking shopOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today According to recent TUC figures, trade unions are signing more new dealsthan ever before. Heather Falconer reports on one of the latest partnershipagreements with LittlewoodsSeventy five new agreements were sealed with trade unions between Januaryand October 1999 – the highest number ever reported in a TUC Trends Survey.”The old scare stories cut little ice with today’s sensibleemployers,” says TUC general secretary John Monks, stressing thepartnership approach that has become the unions’ rallying cry. Among the companies graced by a visit from Monks in recent times isMerseyside-based leisure and retail group Littlewoods, one of the latestsignatories to this 21st-century ideal of partnership. A massive 80 per cent ofunion members gave a three-to-one vote in favour of the new deal with Usdaw andGMB last October. Its timing could not have been better: the machinery isswinging into action just as the new collective rights under the EmploymentRelations Act 1999 come into force. But group HR director Juris Grinbergs points out this has not been a case ofjumping before being pushed. “Obviously it is congruent with thelegislative trend,” he says. “But the real genesis is the businesschange process we started 18 months ago, which identified the need for a moreintegrated organisation. It is happenstance that the Government has pushed inthe same direction. “I am already on record as saying I am nervous of moving away from thevoluntary model. Our structures need to reflect the individual business solegislation is a blunt tool. But I think we meet both the letter of thelegislation and the spirit of being more open and involving. So far nothingfrightens us – it is in line with our own thinking.” Historically Littlewoods was organised into six divisions, each with its ownculture and systems. Eighteen months ago it decided to integrate these into asingle business in the hope that it would make the company more open andresponsive to marketplace trends. “The key at that stage was that our employee representativearrangements structure should mirror where the business was going,”Grinbergs says. “We were engaging in a culture change process to a moreopen, single-status, flexible company more inclusive of the chapel of peopleworking in the business. For the business to be successful it needs its peopleon side. We need to be able to engage with the whole of the workforce –everybody has a contribution and a voice to be heard.” The business partnership board that has resulted perhaps owes more to theEuropean Works Council model than it does to the traditional collectivebargaining structure with its roots in 1970s industrial relations. At the top of the structure is the business partnership board, comprisingthe chief executive, operations director, Grinbergs himself and four other keyline managers from around the business. From the unions there are threenational officers. There are also 12 elected lay representatives puttingforward the interests of each part of the business. “The board’sresponsibility will be to engage in discussions on business direction andnegotiate on pay and core terms and conditions across the business,” saysGrinbergs. But the risk is that this body will become too remote from the diversebusinesses, so below it there are five partnership groups for each majorfunctional area of the business – call centres, high street, head office,transport and warehousing – “the significant population areas where theremay be specific points of focus that need attention”. “This balances the need for a single company view to ensure consistencyof standards and practice with the need to avoid the bureaucracy that comesfrom every decision having to come from the top.” It is a far cry from the previous set-up which saw 19 separate bargaininggroups across six divisions with review dates of 1 January and 1 July. “Westarted negotiations in October and ended the following September,”recalls Grinbergs, “with all the problems that came with negotiations overtime, leapfrogging, comparability claims and the sheer distractions of theenormous amount of work involved.” Littlewoods has recognised trade unions as far back as anyone can remember.It has been a sound relationship with no industrial action in living memory,but it had outlived its era. “Inevitably, trade union relationships are a product of theirtime,” says Grinbergs, who cut his industrial relations teeth at Birds Eyeat Kirby. “The last major review was in the late 1970s. Our business modelwas moving towards a more inclusive, proactive employee relations environment –a fundamental reengineering, really. But the strength of these oldrelationships was borne out by the quality of the working party that led thechanges to the bargaining structure.” Following that intense period of key organisational change that started inlate 1998, the first informal meeting with unions on the new agreement was heldin February 1999. A blank sheet of paper lay on the table between the twosides. The first couple of days saw this filled with ground rules on theoperation of the working party, and with “gaining a growing understandingof the market and the business,” says Grinbergs. “We used that as the model for what was going to work for us. Businessperformance was absolutely the first priority. Without that there could be nojob security or profit-sharing. That was an easy sell. The rest came alonglogically once we had a clearly articulated vision for how we wanted to dobusiness.” Consultation, involvement, partnership – the lexicon of modern-dayindustrial relations often militates against precise definition. So an earlypriority in the negotiations was to establish a common language.”Partnership itself means involving the broadest population of people inthe earliest stage of decision-making with a common agenda of business successand equality of voice in the determination of strategy thereafter,” saysGrinbergs, as if by rote. “Involving in this sense means involving people at the glint-of-the-eyestage of decision-making, saying: we need to respond to the market in this way,what do we need to do? As traditionally happens, the business decides what itneeds to do, the involvement is about how.” A successful partnership, however, also necessitates steeping employeerepresentatives in the ways of 21st-century business. The recent election ofthe lay representatives was followed by an induction-orientation programme tobring the representatives up to speed on key strategic and business performanceissues. “We need to give them the background and information to enablethem to play a proactive part,” says Grinbergs. The board’s brief is to take a fundamental look at how Littlewoods rewards,recognises, communicates and involves all people engaged in the business.”We will identify the key priorities in terms of conditions, thecommercial structure and so on and work to refine the processes we have inplace.” Grinbergs is confident that the machinery will ultimately drive the processof constant change that is a fact of life in today’s commercial environment.”Where things get slowed down is where people are caught by changes theydon’t understand or that they have not been involved in. Through earlier involvementyou get a more holistic approach to all aspects of decision-making andimplementation. “This way you have a better chance of it working and speedier action.There may be more preparation and groundwork but there is also a betterbuy-in.” Grinbergs himself appears to feel acutely the burden of creating a genuinelymore inclusive, consultative culture. “We have touched a huge number ofemployees and raised their expectations. We cannot afford to let themdown.” Littlewoods business partnershipThe five principles of partnership:– Business success– Stability and security of employment– Independent trade union organisation– Mutual benefits– New ways of workingThe commitment to action– Resourcing, supporting and encouraging maximum levels of trade unionorganisation– Optimising effective decision-making through high-quality communications andstructures– Installing comprehensive education, training and lifelong learningopportunities across the partnership– Delivering a high quality of working life based on principles of equality– Sustaining and developing the partnership in good faith over time.Trade union trends– 75 new deals in the 10 months between January and October 1999 – thehighest number ever reported.– 136 recognition campaigns reported covering more than 70,000 workers – in 40per cent of these, membership is more than 50 per cent– 90 per cent of deals were in the private sector, 85 per cent were for pay andother terms and conditions– 48 per cent followed a specific recruitment campaign– 40 per cent of respondents said impending union recognition rights had beeninfluential in securing new deals– 60 per cent said new rights had changed the way they campaigned– Source: Focus on recognition, TUC Trade Union Trends Survey, January 2000www.tuc.co.uk    www.littlewoods.co.uk Comments are closed. 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Filipino billionaire bought NYC homes with Manila casino’s money: lawsuit

first_imgEnrique Razon, Jr. and the Plaza Hotel (Tdorante10/Wikimedia, iStock, ICTSI)Filipino gaming billionaire Enrique Razon Jr. is said to have spent nearly $60 million in recent years on luxury real estate in New York City, including $24 million for fellow casino mogul Steve Wynn’s lavish penthouse at the Plaza Hotel.But Razon allegedly bought those properties with money set aside for a casino project in Manila, according to his U.S.-based partner that claims it was cut out of the deal.“Razon has invested significant funds from his Philippine entities . . . into various real estate and other investments in the United States,” the mogul’s dismayed partner, Las Vegas-based Global Gaming Asset Management, asserted in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court Monday.The casino management company claimed that Razon, in effect, disregarded the Manila project’s corporate structure and treated its assets as his own. It is asking the court to place his properties into receivership until it can collect nearly $300 million the company claims it’s owed.ADVERTISEMENTRazon, who could not be reached for comment, is the third-richest person in the Philippines with a net worth of $4.8 billion, according to Forbes. His father built a port-management company in the Philippines after World War II that includes 30 port terminals in 19 countries, including the United States.The government of the Philippines in 2007 relaxed restrictions on gaming and casinos, and Razon reinvented himself as a gaming mogul in the vein of Wynn and Sheldon Adelson, according to the lawsuit. In 2011 he struck a deal with Global Gaming Asset Management, which is part owned by Howard Lutnick’s Cantor Fitzgerald, to help develop the $1.2 billion Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila, which Razon sought to make into the Las Vegas of the Philippines.But after the casino opened, Razon filed a list of grievances with Global Gaming’s work on the project and terminated their agreement. Global Gaming claims Razon used his family’s political influence with Filipino authorities to tie up $196 million worth of Solaire shares the company owns in a Deutsche Bank account that it can’t access, despite a U.S. arbitrator ruling in its favor.The company asked the U.S. court to compel Razon to abide by the arbitrator’s ruling and hand over $296.5 million plus interest. The gaming firm also alleged Razon used shell companies to hide his interests in U.S. properties, even though he and his family regularly spend holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Plaza penthouse.“Razon uses these shell entities for the purpose of concealing his ownership of such assets from his creditors,” Global Gaming wrote in its lawsuit. It asked for a receiver to preserve the assets in case it wins a judgment and needs to collect.In addition to the Plaza condo, Razon allegedly owns a pair of condos at 211 East 13th Street in the East Village, two penthouses at 21-30 44th Drive in Long Island City, a condo at 100 Barclay Street in Tribeca and two apartment buildings — 44 Carmine Street in the West Village and 11 Essex Street on the Lower East Side. The shell companies Razon allegedly used paid $57.28 million to acquire the homes, property records show.Contact Rich Bockmann Share via Shortlink Message* Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Email Address* Tags 100 Barclay StreetPlaza Hotellast_img read more

Bees Outlast Rainiers

first_imgAugust 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Outlast Rainiers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Bees gave up three runs in the ninth inning but held on to outlast the Rainiers 8-7 at Smith’s Ballpark.Jared Walsh and Jabari Blash each homered for Salt Lake in the win.The series continues tonight. Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Written by Robert Lovelllast_img

Dental Hygiene Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgGeneral Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. The Institution Beginning and/or Ending Dates Conditions Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/5761 Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Job Posting TitleDental Hygiene Adjunct Assistant Professor Work YearN/A Application Instructions * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience directly related to the assignment beingtaught OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupationaland/or professional experience directly related to the assignmentbeing taught OR the equivalent* OR hold a California CommunityCollege Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area.*2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (Recommended).4. Two letters of recommendation (Recommended).5. Letter of Interest (Recommended).*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Work Schedule SalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary Schedules * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Physical Demands Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2Licenses/CertificationsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Unofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5 Total Hrs per Week/Day * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes.center_img How and where to apply Minimum Qualifications Posting Date10/17/2017 Closing Date Assignment Responsibilities LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Posting NumberF00278P Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries should be emailed [email protected] * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Department Location All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Open ContinuouslyYes AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees through our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat support students at our four colleges and provide welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Each and every district andcollege department strives for the highest quality in all programs,services, and activities, and is focused on improving educationaloutcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Posting Details Position Summary Special Requirementslast_img read more

US judge reviews Muslim don’s ban

first_imgA US judge has heard arguments regarding the case of prominent Oxford Muslim academic Tariq Ramadan about whether he should be granted permission to enter America.Ramadan, who is a Swiss citizen and visiting fellow at St Anthony’s College, was banned from the US in 2006 on the grounds that he aided terrorist activity by donating money to a Palestinian charity between 1998 and 2002.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the lawsuit on behalf of Ramadan in 2006 against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff for denying the scholar a foreign visa. The ACLU has championed Ramadan’s case as an example of how the US government is attempting to prevent foreign scholars from coming into the county to express their views. In 2004, the US government revoked Ramadan’s work visa, preventing him from taking up a professorship at the Kroc Institute of Peace Studies, based at the University of Notre Dame. He then attempted to gain a temporary visa so he could attend conferences and deliver lectures but his application was refused.Ramadan opposes defining Islam in opposition to the West, and has called for the formation of a new European Islamic identity that embraces western society.At the hearing last week the ACLU said the decision to deny Ramadan a US visa was politically motivated and represented a serious violation of free speech and academic debate. ACLU attorney Jameel Jaffer, who is representing Ramadan in the case, accused the US government of banning the academic from entering the country due to political motives rather than a concern for national security.”We have charged that Ramadan, a leading European academic whose work addresses critical issues including Muslim identity and the role of Islam in democratic societies, has been banned due to his political ideas. The government has banned Tariq Ramadan not because of his action but because of his ideas,” he said. Jaffer said the decision represented a serious threat to free speech and set a dangerous precedent. “The ideological exclusion of scholars like Tariq Ramadan impoverishes political and academic debate inside the United States and violates the First Amendment of those who seek to meet with foreign scholars, hear their views, and engage them in debate. Ideological exclusion is a form of censorship and it should not be tolerated in a country committed to democratic values.”ACLU challenged the government’s continued exclusion of Ramadan based on small donations he made to a Palestinian charity, saying that the group was only blacklisted in 2003, a year after Ramadan stopped giving money. Melissa Goodman, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s National Security Project, said, “Professor Ramadan’s small humanitarian donations were completely permissible at the time he made them, and he had no reason to know that the charity was supporting Hamas, if indeed it was.”The government seems to be grasping at straws to prevent US audiences from engaging with Professor Ramadan and his ideas” she added.Ramadan’s Oxford colleagues have denounced the US government’s actions. Dr Walter Armbrust, a fellow at the Centre and Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern Studies, said the allegations were unjustified and that Ramadan was a victim of an American neoconservative campaign, and that in his opinion, “The allegations are products of neo-conservative propaganda, mainly from the United States,” he said. “The neocons prefer a polarized world that opposes the United States to an essentially ‘Muslim Civilization’. Tariq Ramadan works to overcome this polarization and this makes him dangerous to the neocons.””Read his books. You may or may not agree with him, but that is beside the point. What is important is that you will find yourself engaged with a thoughtful and utterly non-violent interlocutor,” he added. Dr Avi Shlaim, a fellow at the MEC, praised Ramadan’s academic achievements and contribution to the centre. “I think he is a first rate scholar and America’s loss is our gain. He is a wonderful colleague and we are delighted to have him at the MEC,” he said.Emma Tracey, Development Director at St Antony’s, added, “St Antony’s governing body considers his research to be a great asset to the College’s intellectual activity and hence appointed him as a Senior Research Fellow.last_img read more

Notre Dame fifth-year student named Rhodes Scholar

first_imgNotre Dame fifth-year student Prathm Juneja was named the University’s 20th Rhodes Scholar, the school announced in a Saturday press release. The Edison, New Jersey native will begin his time at the United Kingdom’s Oxford University next October. Juneja, along with seniors Matthew Schoenbauer and Nicholas Ottone, was one of three Notre Dame students who were Rhodes finalists this year.“Notre Dame could not be prouder of Prathm Juneja because he was selected not for his scholarly achievement alone, but — in the words of the Rhodes Trust — ‘for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead,’” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the release.Jeffrey Thibert, who serves as the director the Notre Dame Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), said Juneja represents a growing group of Notre Dame alumni continuing on to Oxford as Rhodes Scholars.“We are so happy to congratulate Prathm Juneja on his selection as a 2020 Rhodes Scholar. Since 2016, only six U.S. institutions have produced more Rhodes Scholars than Notre Dame,” Thibert said. “This is a testament to the excellence of the undergraduate educational experience at Notre Dame and the fundamental alignment of the University’s mission with the Rhodes ideal of ‘standing up for the world.’”Juneja is in the fifth year of the Reilly Five-Year Dual Degree Program, studying political science and computer science. In addition to being named a Rhodes Scholar he is also a Newman Civic Fellow, College of Arts and Letters Dean’s Fellow, Hipp-Beeler Scholar and Glynn Family Honors student, according to the release.On campus, Juneja has formerly served as chief of staff and director of national engagement and outreach for Notre Dame’s student government. He is also a member of NDVotes and the Building Bridges Mentoring Program. He has also done work for the South Bend Mayor’s Office and is currently an “innovation associate” at Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. He is also involved in local Democratic politics.“I am so grateful for the support of Dr. Jeff Thibert, Elise Rudt and everyone at CUSE who guided me throughout this entire process with kindness and support,” Juneja said in the release. “I’d also like to thank my recommendation letter writers, Professor Bradley Malkovsky, Professor Shreya Kumar, Professor David Campbell, Professor Paul Ocobock, Brian Coughlin, Rosie McDowell, Santi Garces and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Without their support over these past four years, I know I would not have this opportunity.”According to the release, the Rhodes Scholarship is designed to “[recognize] American students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories for their scholarly achievements, character, commitment to others and to the common good and potential for leadership.” This year, of the 963 students who applied, 32 applicants were selected for the program.Tags: CUSE, prathm juneja, Rhodes Scholar, University President Fr. John Jenkinslast_img read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda Shows 60 Minutes Around the Room Where It Happens

first_img Related Shows Star Files Hamilton View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda Tony-winning certified genius Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on 60 Minutes on November 8 to discuss with Charlie Rose a little show called Hamilton. Like you, presumably, Miranda can recite the entire Hamilton cast recording (because, uh, he wrote it), but when exploring his childhood home, the composer showed off an impressive collection of cast albums while reciting a bevy of Camelot lyrics. Have you ever heard anyone else say that show has the “dopest beat”? Rose is impressed by his encyclopedic knowledge of musical theater lyrics, but Miranda, ever humble, revealed that while he can fire off “The Lusty Month of May,” he doesn’t know his own Social Security number. Take a look at the segments from CBS, which also feature interviews with Miranda’s parents, biography writer Ron Chernow, members of the cast and more, to see why Hamilton has transcended the Broadway community and gotten the attention of celebrities, political figures and the hip-hop world. But don’t think that’s gone to Miranda’s head. “At my age, Hamilton was treasury secretary and creating our financial system from scratch,” he quipped. “I wrote two plays.” from $149.00last_img read more

In the Heights Movie to Begin Production in the Spring

first_img The In the Heights movie is on! The big screen adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical is set to begin production in the spring, produced by the Weinstein Company. According to Variety, Miranda won’t reprise the role of Usnavi, however he is likely to appear as another character, either new or pre-existing.Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the book for the 2008 Tony-winning musical, has penned the screenplay, while the previously speculated Jon M. Chu has been tapped to direct.Featuring a Latin and hip-hop infused score, In The Heights opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (coincidentally the home of Hamilton as well) in 2008 and marked Miranda’s Broadway debut. The show won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score for Miranda, who was also nominated for his performance. In the Heights follows the story of three days in the life of Washington Heights, a tightknit community at the top of Manhattan.Miranda is also working on another, as yet untitled film with Hudes; additional upcoming projects include Moana and Mary Poppins Returns. Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘In the Heights'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Commentslast_img read more

Costa Rican Legislature Lets USS Rentz Dock, Turn Over Alleged Smugglers

first_imgBy Dialogo August 26, 2013 SAN JOSÉ — Costa Rica’s legislature has voted to allow the guided-missile frigate USS Rentz to dock in Costa Rican waters. The U.S. Navy vessel promptly turned over three prisoners — two Costa Ricans and one Nicaraguan — to Costa Rican authorities along with nearly a ton of cocaine worth $78 million seized from their ship, the Capitán Erson. The Aug. 11 seizure occurred in international waters, 216 nautical miles off Costa Rica’s Cocos Island. It came less than a week after the Rentz’s deployment. The Capitán Erson later sunk during a storm, with the three prisoners and the contraband safely aboard the gunship. “We are very fortunate to have the USS Rentz and embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment on patrol conducting counter-transnational organized crime operations,” 4th Fleet Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris said. “This major seizure in the first week the ship is on station is a clear indicator that illicit activities are taking place and must be addressed.” The USS Rentz was deployed along with other U.S. Coast Guard and Navy ships as part of Operation Martillo. The counternarcotics program is a coordinated aerial and maritime effort among U.S., European and Latin American forces to monitor busy drug trafficking routes throughout the region. USS Rentz is first foreign artillery ship to dock in Costa Rica Since its creation in January 2012, Operation Martillo — which covers 42 million square miles of ocean — has led to the seizure of 318,133 pounds of cocaine and 25,052 pounds of marijuana. In early August, Operation Martillo resulted in several other major drug busts, including the seizure of more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine valued at $24 million. That operation was a joint effort between the British Royal Navy and U.S. law enforcement. Since June, the Costa Rican government has allowed 41 U.S. patrol ships to dock in Costa Rican waters. Costa Rica disbanded its military in 1948, and the docking of the USS Rentz marks the first time an artillery ship has been permitted to put ashore anywhere in the country. Officials say the approval marks a shift in the Costa Rican government toward a firmer stance against drug trafficking, and re-affirms the country’s previous agreements regarding joint patrols. “In reality this is a global problem. The drugs that come through our coasts go on to cause problems in other countries,” Costa Rica’s minister of public security, Mario Zamora, said in a press conference. “We have to respect the fact that this is not just our problem.” Homicides up 22.8 percent in 2013 Though widely considered one of the region’s most stable countries, Costa Rica has seen a sharp increase in drug-related violence in recent years. Homicides during the first half of 2013 increased by 22.8 percent compared to the same period last year, according to Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Police [Organización de Investigación Judicial, or OIJ]. Many of those homicides were drug-related. The jump in violent crime has prompted Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Security to step up coastal patrols. With only two helicopters, six patrol boats and 11,000 police officers to cover both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, Costa Rica is looking abroad for assistance. In fact, Operation Martillo is just one of several joint patrolling efforts in Central America. In May, Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón visited San José to reaffirm Colombian-Costa Rican patrol efforts. During that visit, he offered help to Costa Rica’s National Guard. The United States and Costa Rica have had joint patrolling agreements since 1999.last_img read more