China declares shift to “prudent” monetary policy

first_img Tags: NULL 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. whatsapp Friday 3 December 2010 5:07 am whatsapp China declares shift to “prudent” monetary policy center_img Show Comments ▼ 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 A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org alison.lock last_img read more

Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgInfinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileInfinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc is a mortgage banking institution in Nigeria offering mortgage lending and lines of credit. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img

Have the heart of an entrepreneur? The Apopka Business Incubator can…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. How do we help businesses? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership designed to help create & sustain jobs in the community and spur economic growth throughout the region. This goal is accomplished by helping new and struggling early-stage businesses grow to the point where they need to hire employees in order to continue operating and growing. Since 1999, we have assisted more than 350 early-stage companies, who’ve sustained nearly 3,700 jobs throughout Central Florida. These companies have also had a total impact on regional economic output (GDP) in the amount of $2.48 billion.Economic Impact Reports The Apopka UCF Business Incubator means businessHave an idea for a unique business? There’s help right here in Apopka to get you from the idea stage to profitability.Back in April of 2012, the Apopka UCF Business Incubator opened its doors, and since then has nurtured new businesses that have generated revenues well into the millions.It originated as a partnership between the City of Apopka and the University of Central Florida (UCF) to assist in furthering Apopka’s economic development goals. The idea is to address local business development and entrepreneurship needs with the long-term goal of facilitating new jobs and economic development opportunities for Apopka. The primary objective of the UCF Business Incubator in Apopka is to enable emerging businesses to accelerate their growth, and to create high impact jobs in the local community.   Companies in the Incubation Program also contribute to the local economy directly by purchasing products and services from local Apopka businesses and indirectly through local tax revenues. It’s a slow process that is hard to measure in a bottom line overview, however, in five years there are some impressive markers to take into account.According to its January/2017 bi-annual report, Incubator companies spent nearly $400,000 with local businesses in 2016. This is money that went directly into the Apopka economy. The Business Incubation Program uses a software product called IMPLAN to calculate the economic impact of the Incubation Program from a tax perspective.  The latest impact numbers are for 2014 and show the program returned $1.42 for every dollar invested. The IMPLAN report for 2015 is expected to show an even greater return based on the client companies job growth.2016 Economic ImpactAs of December 31, 2016, the Incubator has 11 onsite client companies in different stages of incubation. Incubator businesses have created over 100 jobs, and the total estimated revenue generated by the client companies in the last half of 2016 is $1.36 million.The full-service incubator offers professional office space for emerging businesses while providing them with entrepreneurial training and services, including business growth support, management assistance, mentoring and coaching, marketing, financial analysis and access to capital, educational programs, professional referral networks, and a supportive environment to network with other small businesses. These key services and office support infrastructure are included in the all-inclusive fee which incubator companies pay.What is business incubation? The UCF Business Incubation Program is a university-driven, community partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.During the last fiscal year, this publically-funded program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the UCF Business Incubation Program. Small businesses are most vulnerable during the early stages of operation. In fact, the U.S. Small Business Administration estimates that only 44% of small businesses continue to operate after four years. To help nurture companies during their most fragile stage, business incubators provide a support process that accelerates the successful development of startup and fledgling companies by providing entrepreneurs with an array of targeted resources and services. The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) found that 87% of incubated companies are still in business five years after graduating from their program. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name herecenter_img A little about us. Whether you’re looking to start up, grow your existing business, or wish to expand your company to Central Florida, we can help. Keep in mind that our main objective is to help businesses grow to the point where they need to hire employees in order to continue operating and growing. With that being said, not every business is designed to create these types of jobs, nor does every business owner want to hire and manage employees. Therefore, companies seeking to enroll in our program must demonstrate their growth potential to us through our online application. Only scalable businesses are eligible to receive our assistance. For those who qualify, we also take into account your willingness to engage in the program and accept feedback (i.e. your coachability). We offer three programs, each designed to help businesses at different stages. To get started, simply find the right program for you:Pre-Incubation – helps create and launch scalable startups.Incubation – helps scale businesses already in operation.Soft Landing – helps companies headquartered elsewhere expand to Central Florida.About the Apopka UCF Business IncubatorThe Apopka incubator serves a wide variety of businesses in the greater northwest Orlando area. Located in one of the fastest-growing communities in Orange County, this 8,000-square-foot facility features Class A office space with flexible leases, meeting and conference rooms, a spacious training room, shared office equipment, reception area, and kitchen.The Apopka incubator was established in April 2012, as a partnership between the University of Central Florida, the City of Apopka, and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. For more information, call 407/814-1727. Who do we help? Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSUCF Apopka Business Incubator Previous articleGoodwill tops world value surveyNext articleLeaving Netflix in July Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR We help early-stage businesses develop into financially stable companies by providing the tools, training, and infrastructure that help facilitate smarter, faster startup growth.This comprehensive process includes an on-going series of strategic and tactical meetings, a variety of business development services, business coaching, and other important and unique resources that are all individually tailored to help emerging enterprises achieve their specific short-term and long-term goals. Most importantly, because incubation is an on-going process, follow-up and accountability are some of the intangible benefits that help take businesses to the next level. How to get started? Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Who funds the program?last_img read more

Samoa beat New Zealand to win the Dubai Sevens 2012

first_imgSunday Dec 2, 2012 Samoa beat New Zealand to win the Dubai Sevens 2012 Samoa beat New Zealand 26-15 to take their first ever Dubai Sevens title in yet another enjoyable series of the HSBC World Series Sevens. Flyer Paul Perez scored twice in the final, including a try directly from the kick off. On a day that New Zealand rugby fans would rather forget, Samoa got off to a great start in the final, with Perez scoring after just 20 seconds. Early in the second half things were tight at 19-15, but a Tulolo Tulolo try put things out of reach for the men in black and secured a great win for the Samoan side.“It was a very exciting moment for the boys. They played very well. There are a lot of new guys on the team. They stepped up and believed they could do the job,” said Samoa captain Afa Aiono, heaping praise on Perez specifically. “He’s been a really good player since he came into the sevens and he has a lot of input in the team. He is the other most experienced guy on the team.”Kenya came third after they beat France 15-12 in the Third Place Playoff, while Wales beat Canada to win the Plate, Argentina won the Bowl, and England won the Shield. In the women’s tournament final New Zealand thrashed South Africa 41-0ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… 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 TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Best Tries of the Top 14 – Round 11 – 2012

first_imgFriday Dec 7, 2012 Best Tries of the Top 14 – Round 11 – 2012 Quick catch up on the latest Top 10 tries compilation from the French Top 14, as chosen by Canal+.It’s possibly not the best of these we’ve seen, but there are many tries in there that are good to watch, so give it a go and share with your mates if you enjoyed it.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , Top 14 Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… 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 TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

Erpingham House / MSG Architecture

first_imgManufacturers: Bosch, Breezway, Ikea, Panasonic, ROGER SELLERSave this picture!© John MaddenText description provided by the architects. Erpingham is a prototype house located in Hamilton Hill, 10 mins south of the port city of Fremantle, Western Australia. The brief was to create a compact, sustainable and easily replicable house form for Perth’s changing suburban environment. Save this picture!© John MaddenCommon materials, lightweight construction and passive solar design minimise the short and long term costs of the building. This puts the project within the reach of most people, making it a financial and environmentally sustainable alternative to the project home market.Particularly suited to the increasing density of Perth, Erpingham has a base floor area of 150m2 which is easily adapted to suit different site situations and different client needs. Efficient planning provides generous living and sleeping areas without wasted space.Save this picture!© John MaddenSave this picture!Typical Section3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms (80m2) sit over a semi-open plan kitchen, living & dining space (70m2). Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanCorridors, walls and nooks are configured to absorb storage and laundry requirements as well as the dog. A separate studio sits opposite the deck for work or play.Save this picture!© John MaddenProject gallerySee allShow lessNeushoorn / DP6 architectuurstudio + 3TO architectsSelected ProjectsELEMENTAL Releases Plans of 4 Housing Projects for Open-Source UseArchitecture News Share Year:  Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784953/erpingham-house-msg-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© John Madden+ 28 Share CopyAbout this officeMSG ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHamilton HillAustraliaPublished on April 06, 2016Cite: “Erpingham House / MSG Architecture” 05 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects CopyHouses•Hamilton Hill, Australia Architects: MSG Architecture Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Erpingham House / MSG ArchitectureSave this projectSaveErpingham House / MSG Architecture “COPY” 2015 “COPY” Photographs:  John Madden, Michael Gay Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Erpingham House / MSG Architecture Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784953/erpingham-house-msg-architecture Clipboardlast_img read more

TIII-15 Boarding House / MVMNT Architect

first_imgArchDaily Projects Houses TIII-15 Boarding House / MVMNT ArchitectSave this projectSaveTIII-15 Boarding House / MVMNT ArchitectSave this picture!© Ridwan Fauzi+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeMVMNT ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBandungOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on December 10, 2019Cite: “TIII-15 Boarding House / MVMNT Architect” 10 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Bandung, Indonesia Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Dekson, Taco HPL, Trimble “COPY” “COPY” Indonesia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929858/tiii-15-boarding-house-mvmnt-architect Clipboard TIII-15 Boarding House / MVMNT Architect Photographs:  Ridwan Fauzi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Hastito Rahmadhika, Aldy Manggala Putra, Silvia Anugrah DCity:BandungCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ridwan FauziText description provided by the architects. Located relatively close to universities, TIII-15 Boarding House was developed in a well-known boarding house district in northern Bandung. The owner & architect were agreed to not merely build a profitable temporary settlement for workers/scholars, but also to create appealing comfort for users as a result of responding to contextual strengths & weaknesses.Overall, the issues are quite similar with any current urban project: optimising limited space & providing healthy atmosphere.Save this picture!© Ridwan FauziMaintaining inhabitants’ mental & physical in a good state were considered as the key to a desirable rental dwelling, since users who spend time living here were apart from their family and expected to reach either educational or professional achievements. The architect’s executable strategies are to give each rooms enough exposure to nature and also to put decent attention to details to create spacious feels. Project’s 137sqm land, with 11m depth was considerably small for the typology. So, double loaded corridor arrangement was chosen to achieve an effective layout plan. The three storey TIII-15 Boarding House has 11 rooms with each toilets inside, a house keeper room, 43sqm parking lot, & still managed to have communal open space for gathering on its top.The placement of communal area was actually an eye trick for by-passers as surrounding building’s height was mostly just two storey high.Traffic noise would be filtered by corridors for the backside rooms, while the frontside rooms have doubled wall with air-trapped gap.Save this picture!© Ridwan FauziSave this picture!Section BB’Save this picture!© Ridwan FauziBorrowing nature was definitely possible since the project’s area has favorable climate. Backside was made offset so all rooms have access to daylight and breezes. Same principles are adopted in shared area. Corridors are wrapped in rosters, ended with void and openings so air will circulate well. The stairs are put side by side to rock garden and separated by porous expanding metal, extending space illusively. Rooms were designed in a way that users would not feel packed when resting or getting things done in their personal space. Compact built-in furniture was meant to accommodate users’ activity and reduce confusion in finding suitable furniture size supplied in the market, as difference in each centimeter matters a lot in a limited built area. Mirror wall and corner windows were there to create continuous visual and giving sense of extension. The modern style was client’s preference and somehow matched to the idea of making spaces spacious.Save this picture!© Ridwan FauziProject gallerySee allShow lessSasaki to Design Ho Chi Minh City Innovation District in VietnamArchitecture NewsRIBA Announces World’s Best Student Architecture Projects of 2019Architecture News Share Dany Nugroho Dwiantoro Photographs 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929858/tiii-15-boarding-house-mvmnt-architect Clipboard Architects: MVMNT Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architect: Year: last_img read more

Charities regaining confidence to campaign, survey shows

first_img Campaigners and change-makers feel public attitudes towards their work are becoming more supportive, despite reporting increasingly negative attitudes amongst politicians and the media, according to the latest Sheila McKechnie Foundation Campaigner Survey. 189 campaigners and change-makers were surveyed for the Sheila McKechnie Foundation Campaigner Survey this year – the highest since the survey began in 2016. Overall, 30% said things had got better in the past year, while 36% said things had got worse (down from 49% in 2018). Almost half (48%) believe that public attitudes to campaigning have become more positive in the past year, with 45% reporting increasingly negative attitudes amongst politicians and 41% from the media.Most however (87%) believe the legitimacy of campaigning by civil society is under threat, although this has fallen slightly from 93% in 2018, while 36% say things have got worse in the past year, again a drop from 2018 (49%). Where respondents said they thought things had get better for campaigning, this was attributed to a range of factors including increased public action and wins, increased collaboration, and new Electoral Commission guidance.In terms of why they thought things had got worse, respondents mentioned lack of space for other issues while politicians and public are distracted by political upheaval and Brexit, a hostile environment for campaigning, lack of funding, and organisation attitudes.This year, the top three factors that respondents say threaten the legitimacy of campaigning are:Conditions on funding that prevent lobbying, campaigning or advocacy (57%)Civil society isn’t as confident and proud about its right to campaign as it should be (53%)General lack of awareness about what civil society campaigning has achieved (52%)Fewer expressed concern about the Lobbying Act – down from 64% in 2018 to 48% in 2019. A similar number expressed concern about negative media coverage, with less also concerned about a negative public view of civil society campaigning.More charities are now campaigning to influence legislation than in the previous year, up from 52% in 2018 to 67%, but the number working to change central or local government policy remains static at 78%, while there has been a drop in the number advocating for a particular group (57%) or for their service users (52%). Both are down from 66% and 64% respectively in 2018. Those targeting private sector companies remains stable at 37%.This year, only 12% report that they or their organisation are campaigning less – half that in 2018. In addition: Over a third (36%) say they are now campaigning more – a threefold rise on 2017 and holding steady38% report that boards and senior leaders are more positive towards campaigning than this time last year 43% report that other colleagues have a more positive attitude.9% report a more negative attitude to campaigning amongst trustees and senior leaders, compared to the 37% who reported their boards were more cautious about campaigning last yearPerceptions of funders, both public and independent, remain largely unchanged with 6% reporting more positive attitudes to campaigning among public funders, and 16% saying independent funders are more positive.Sue Tibballs, Chief Executive of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Charities regaining confidence to campaign, survey shows Tagged with: campaigning research Melanie May | 27 February 2020 | Newscenter_img “It is brilliant to see civil society rallying and recovering its confidence to campaign after a long period of feeling conflicted and constrained. Conditions put on public funding have made it difficult for charities to speak up, and the sector has come under sustained pressure from politicians and regulators to step away from political debate. The UK’s civic space is now rated as ‘narrowed’.“We believe civil society campaigning is a vital part of public debate and of a healthy democracy. Charities exist not just to pick up the pieces of failing systems, but to bear witness to these impacts and argue for changes in attitudes, policy and law.“Civil society is where most radical social change proceeds from – not from governments. Constraining civil society is not just anti-democratic. It weakens our chances of addressing the very many challenges we face – from polarisation to climate change. SMK will keep working to promote a braver, more united, civil society voice and identity.” Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Shelter, commented:“Campaigning is not an added extra to our ‘real’ work – it’s a vital part of it. Our job is to defend everyone’s right to a safe home. That means offering advice and support to millions of people through our frontline services, as well as changing the attitudes, laws, political decisions and systems which can threaten that right. We are proud to campaign for the longer-term solutions that hopefully mean one day no-one will have to turn to us for help. The public are OK with that.”  341 total views,  2 views today  342 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Finally, Friendly Numbers from USDA

first_img SHARE Previous article  McKinney Vote Finally Set for MondayNext articleIndiana FFA Set Up for a Great National Convention this Month Gary Truitt   Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Finally, Friendly Numbers from USDA   Finally, Friendly Numbers from USDAFriday’s quarterly stocks report was friendly to corn and soybean prices, and futures closed higher on Friday. After two consecutive bearish reports from USDA, the market was very apprehensive about what would be in the Friday numbers. Doug Werling, with Bower Trading, says the numbers, while not bullish, were friendly, “They revised the 2016 soybean crop lower by 11 million bushels and that changed the 2017 carry in number. The current soybean stocks number at 301 billion bushels was below market expectations of 338.”Corn stocks were down 60 mb to 2.295 billion bushels due to an increase in the corn feeding number. Werling says it is about time the USDA made this adjustment, “With the livestock industry in full expansion mode, there is a lot of corn feeding going on, so it makes sense that they hiked the corn feeding number by 40 million bushels.”Werling says, even with harvest pressure building in the market, there is good underlying demand both domestically and internationally. He added that soybean yield numbers that have come into the Bower Trading office have been better than expected, but not better than last year. Thus, they are not putting a lot of bearish pressure on the market.For more market strategy information, contact Bower Trading at 800-533-8045 or bowertrading.com.This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS. TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate e or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 2, 2017 Home Indiana Agriculture News   Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Finally, Friendly Numbers from USDAlast_img read more

After court rejects appeal, RWB pledges to make blogger’s voice heard

first_imgNews to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang VietnamAsia – Pacific The close-circuit television feed to the journalists who were following today’s hearing from a room adjoining the courtroom was immediately disconnected after the court announced its decision, thereby censoring Quan’s reaction, in which he criticized the ruling. Quan has no further legal recourse.The demonstration outside the courthouse in support of Quan was unusually large for Vietnam, where the authorities are usually quick to crack down hard on street protests. Follow the news on Vietnam Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Today’s ruling confirmed the sentence that Quan, 41, received at the end of his trial in Hanoi last October. Although charged with tax evasion, it was clear that the real reason for his arrest was his blogging and his calls for political pluralism, religious freedom and civil rights. His trial was originally scheduled to take place on 9 July, but was postponed at the last minute.He was arrested in December 2012, one day after posting an article criticizing article 4 of the constitution, which assigns the Communist Party a leading role in managing the country’s affairs.Reporters Without Borders tried unsuccessfully to hand a petition to Vietnam’s culture minister during his official visit to Paris last week. Signed by more than 32,000 people, it calls for the release of the bloggers currently detained in Vietnam.You, too, can support Vietnam’s bloggers:Sign the petition.Support Vietnam’s bloggers by helping them to get equipment (Global Giving)Despite mounting repression, new citizen initiatives continue to appear online: Former Vietnamese Prisoners of Conscience (FVPoC)Ranked 174th out of 180 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Vietnam is the world’s second biggest prison for bloggers and netizens.center_img April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts February 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 After court rejects appeal, RWB pledges to make blogger’s voice heard As Vietnam’s Communist Party regime continues to say nothing in response to its critics, a Hanoi appeal court today confirmed dissident lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan’s 30-month jail sentence and fine of 40,000 euros on a trumped-up charge of tax fraud.Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the decision and reiterates its call for the blogger’s release.“This sentence is designed to reinforce self-censorship and to deter all of Quan’s supporters and independent information providers from continuing their fight,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“We condemn the way the hearing was conducted. Hundreds of people who had come to support Quan were kept away from the courthouse and only his mother and wife were allowed to attend. “We also sound the alarm about Quan’s state of health. He has been on hunger strike for the past 17 days in protest against the treatment he is receiving, and he briefly lost consciousness during today’s hearing. So we call for his immediate release on humanitarian grounds.“Our response to the Vietnamese authorities will not be long in coming. In the coming days, we will do everything possible to ensure that this blogger’s voice can be heard more easily. We are going to start translating and circulating his articles so that more people can read his criticism of Vietnam’s human rights violations – criticism that the authorities did not want to hear.” RSF_en April 7, 2021 Find out more News VietnamAsia – Pacific News April 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more