UK could face £1bn EU fines

first_img A SERIES of catastrophic failures has left Britain facing up to £1bn in fines related to its handling of the European Union agricultural scheme, in which EU funds are given to member states to support their farming industries.The National Audit Office (NAO), which signs off on financial statements compiled by the finance ministry, said yesterday the scale of the fines meant it could not sign off on the finance ministry’s statement on the use of EU funds.The Treasury’s statement on the use of EU funds in the 2008-2009 financial year highlights £398m of confirmed “corrections” – a fine the EU imposes by withholding money – giving reduced funds to Britain in future — and a provision for further possible corrections of £601m. The fines “represent huge past costs and potential future costs to the taxpayer of implementing EU schemes in the UK,” Amyas Morse, the auditor general, said in an unusually blunt assessment. Official statements from the Treasury and other Whitehall departments from that period cannot yet be seen as “a true and fair report of the use of EU funds in the UK,” he said. The blame for the waste of money is largely being laid at the door of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which oversees EU subsidies. Show Comments ▼ UK could face £1bn EU fines by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Share whatsapp KCS-content Wednesday 19 January 2011 8:57 pmlast_img read more

Walker Greenbank profit trebles

first_img Share 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Luxury interior furnishings group Walker Greenbank’s full-year pretax profit nearly tripled, helped by an uptick in demand for luxury goods, and said it was upbeat about its new financial year.The wallpaper and fabrics maker, whose brands include Harlequin, Morris & Co, Sanderson, and Zoffany, said on Tuesday brand sales in the first 10 weeks of the new financial year was up 8 percent.“The company’s brands achieved their highest-ever level of sales during the autumn selling period, reflecting the strength of our recent product launches… and the positive trends in the luxury interior goods market,” said Chairman Terry Stannard in a statement.The company also raised its final dividend by 60 percent to 0.80 pence, taking the total dividend for the year to 0.95 pence.For the year ended Jan. 31, pretax profit rose to 4.5 million pounds ($7.4 million) from 1.6 million pounds last year. Revenue grew 14 percent to 68.8 million pounds. whatsapp John Dunne More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 12 April 2011 2:42 am Walker Greenbank profit trebles Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( 2002 Annual Report

first_imgSefalana Holding Company Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (  2002 annual report.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img read more

Ireland Blyth Limited ( 2009 Annual Report

first_imgIreland Blyth Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Ireland Blyth Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ireland Blyth Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ireland Blyth Limited (  2009 annual report.Company ProfileIreland Blyth Limited is a company based in Mauritius and operates as a subsidiary of Compagnie d’Investissement et de Développement Limitée, since its acquisition in 2016. The company has running activities in the sectors of commerce, engineering, financial services, logistics, aviation, shipping, retail, and seafood and marine where services in the distribution and marketing of products such as frozen foods, pharmaceuticals and wellness products, and medical equipment, as well as offers warehousing and logistics support services are provided. Ireland Blyth Limited also supplies industrial chemicals and equipment, as well as engages in crop protection, agriculture, and irrigation systems, the sale of construction and material handling equipment. The company also provides solutions for electrical installations, refrigeration equipment, power management systems, construction tools, abrasives, and building materials, as well as provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fit out solutions. Ireland Blyth Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Omnicane Limited ( Q12012 Interim Report

first_imgOmnicane Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Omnicane Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (  2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under  sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

FMBcapital Holdings Plc ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgFMBcapital Holdings Plc ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about FMBcapital Holdings Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FMBcapital Holdings Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FMBcapital Holdings Plc (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileFMBcapital Holdings (FMBCH) is the Mauritius based holding company for the FMBcapital Group and was listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange in September 2017 following a one for one share swap with First Merchant Bank of Malawi shareholders. FMBCH has banking and finance operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is primarily an investment holding company with interests as follows: First Capital Bank, Malawi – 100% (established June 1995)First Capital Bank, Botswana – 38,60% (established July 2008)Capital Bank Mozambique – 70% (acquired June 2013)First Capital Bank, Zambia – 49% (acquired June 2013)First Capital Bank in association with Barclays – 62% (acquired October 2017) Through its subsidiaries, FMBCH offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services to both corporate and retail sectors. The Global Credit Rating Co. has consistently given FMB an annual Long Term Rating of A+ and a Short Term Rating of A1 since 2007. FMBcapital Holdings Plc is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Leeds Hunters make history in Yorkshire

first_imgVery chilly: supporters brave the cold to watch the match (Photo: Philip Faryna)In an ideal world there’d be no need for inclusive sports teams like the Hunters, but we’re not in that ideal world yet. Adam Holland, 29, came to train with the team having not picked up a rugby ball since his school days. When asked if he thinks there’s really a need for inclusive sports teams his answer is firm.“Absolutely,” he says. “Now more than ever and with Keegan Hirst (the Wakefield Trinity prop currently playing in Super League) coming out recently it’s really pushing forward on how important it is to be who you are and do what you want to do.“There’s no reason why anyone shouldn’t play rugby no matter what sex, race or gender you are. What’s important is that everyone who wants to play it, can.”Back in the game: 18 year old Edward Shaw after his first match in four years (Photo: Philip Faryna)Edward Shaw, 18, is playing his first rugby match in four years after joining the Hunters. “This is the only one in Leeds that’s an inclusive team and it’s so important for the LGBT community” he says. Making history: Leeds Hunters in green played Yarnbury fifth XV in red (Photo: Philip Faryna) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “We’re a minority as it is, so it’s really important to come together as one and be supportive whatever it is, through rugby, Pride, anything.”Like Edward and Adam many of the Hunters hadn’t played in years before joining. Some had never played at all. But on a dreary January morning at the Weetwood ground, after a roller coaster nine weeks training, they line up in kit borrowed from Leeds Uni to play Yarnbury Fifth XV. They lose 36-3 but it’s still all smiles as they troop off the pitch, one more team in the rugby family.center_img By Rachel King It was a cold day for making history on Saturday. There are more mugs of tea than pints on the sidelines as spectators stamp their feet and hunch their shoulders against the drizzling northern rain. The crowd looks unusually large for a small amateur club, the only hint that this might be something special – apart from the rainbow hats and feather boas bobbing around.Despite the weather’s best efforts, spirits are high and the newly formed Leeds Hunters step out to cheerful applause, becoming Yorkshire’s first-ever inclusive rugby team to play a match.Smiling in the rain: supporters cheer the team on (Photo: Philip Faryna)Given that gay, bisexual and straight men train with the Hunters, ‘inclusive’ in this instance could seem like just semantics. But having that principle means a great deal to the team’s founder Rob Wilson: “It’s a safe space for people having the inclusive thing,” he explains. “People have historically had quite bad experiences in sport with homophobia and biphobia in schools in PE, so it gives them an opportunity to get involved with it again and have the positive experience.”It’s a sentiment echoed by Leeds city councillor James Lewis: “Traditionally LGBT people may not have felt comfortable playing in some sports teams. So giving people the opportunity to be part of an inclusive sports team is a really important part of actually encouraging people to be physically active.”L to R Cllr James Lewis, Team Founder Rob Wilson and Cllr Jonathan Pryor (Photo: Philip Faryna)Recent years have been a mixed bag for LGBT inclusion in rugby. An increasing number of big names like James Haskell, Gareth Thomas and David Pocock are publicly making a stand against homophobia in rugby. Joining the likes of Andrew Purchas and Nigel Owens who’ve been advocating for LGBT inclusion in the sport for years. In addition, campaigns like Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces or World Rugby’s pledge to end homophobia have steadily gained traction and are creating a better awareness of the problem.On the flip side however, for every leap forward there seems to be another high profile incident of homophobic abuse. Two fans received bans from Twickenham in 2014 for aiming homophobic abuse at Owens while he refereed England’s 24-21 defeat by New Zealand. On the other side of the world in 2015 Pocock complained to referee Craig Joubert during a Brumbies match about members of the opposition using homophobic slurs.And this is the tip of the iceberg. Examples like these only come to light because the world is watching. The full extent to which homophobia, biphobia and transphobia prevents people from getting involved with rugby is difficult to assess, although large studies like Out On The Fields paint a pretty damning picture.last_img read more

Selling information online?

Tagged with: Digital Selling information online? For some years UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake has been encouraging charities at his training courses to consider syndicating some of their Web-based information to earn income. Another similar trend and online fundraising opportunity is now offering itself in the form of “information markets.” Howard Lake | 16 September 1999 | News  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Gongadze case: Prosecutor’s office refuses transparency at key stage in investigation

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation Follow the news on Ukraine News March 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has expressed dismay as the prosecutor’s office in Kiev refused for a second time to allow a supervisory role for five press freedom organisations at a key stage of the investigation.The prosecutor’s office announced the arrival in Kiev on 24 March of the group of international experts who will carry out a fresh examination of the „Melnichenko tapes”. Spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office Oxana Sokolova told the Mass Media Institute in a telephone conversation that it would not allow civil society involvement in the examination.The international press freedom organisation stressed the examination was crucial to establish who was responsible for the murder of Géorgiy Gongadze and said that it would keep a close watch on the examination process and its results._____Reporters Without Borders, along with several journalists’ unions and press freedom organisations, have repeated a call to Ukraine’s prosecutor-general, Vassiliev Gennady, to allow civil society a supervisory role in a new expert examination of the “Melnichenko tapes”. The tapes, which were apparently made in the office of President Leonid Kutchma by former police officer Mykola Melnichenko, reportedly implicated the country’s highest authorities in the murder of Georgiy Gongadze, editor-in-chief of the online newspaper, whose decapitated body was found on 2 November 2000. Gennady refused an earlier request on 6 February on the grounds that the Ukrainian criminal code and Constitution did not allow for this type of monitoring. Reporters Without Borders, the Mass Media Institute, Article 19, the (British) National Union of Journalists and the International Federation of journalists have therefore now repeated their call.”Our sole objective is to ensure that this expert examination, the outcome of which is crucial, should be done in the utmost transparency in terms of the origin of the recordings, the choice of country where it will be carried out, along with the choice of the expert and equipment. Without this, the conclusions of this new examination would not be credible in the eyes of international public opinion,” the organisations wrote to Mr. Gennady on 24 February. “In view of the importance of this case for press freedom and the reputation of Ukraine, we are repeating our request. Legal arguments did not stand in the way in the examinations of Gongadze’s body in Switzerland and the United States. The ‘civil participation’ that we seek today, could take whatever form you find most suitable and which would be compatible with Ukrainian law”, the organisations added. February 26, 2021 Find out more The prosecutor’s office announced the arrival in Kiev on 24 March of the group of international experts who will carry out a fresh examination of the „Melnichenko tapes”. Spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office Oxana Sokolova told the Mass Media Institute in a telephone conversation that it would not allow civil society involvement in the examination. Help by sharing this information News UkraineEurope – Central Asia UkraineEurope – Central Asia News Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV to go further RSF_en Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media March 25, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gongadze case: Prosecutor’s office refuses transparency at key stage in investigation News Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Hillsides Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program Aims to Help 80 Families

first_img Business News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Last May, the Galvan family lost its apartment and was homeless for months. Mom Mary, a single mother, works at a minimum wage job to support her three daughters, ages 6, 10, and 12. The family never has enough for basics, such as sturdy shoes for the long 2.5 mile walk home from school each day. The youngest daughter, Alexandra, suffers from anxiety, and finds comfort playing “pretend” Barbies at school every day at recess. Because she doesn’t have a real Barbie, her teacher lets her borrow a stuffed bird, and Alexandra pretends the bird is a Barbie.The Galvan family is one of many throughout Los Angeles County struggling every day to make ends meet. The holidays, far from being joyful, are a depressing reminder that they have no money for presents or for a holiday dinner.Hillsides is hoping to bring holiday cheer to the Galvan family and other families in need through its annual Adopt-A-Family program. The agency has set a goal of providing 80 families with gifts and food for the holiday season, and is reaching out to the community to fulfill this goal.“Without this program, families will not be able to celebrate Christmas or have enough food to feed their family when the children are home from school during the holidays,” said Laura Kelso, Hillsides director of community resources. “These donations will restore some sense of happiness in the families’ lives, bringing them comfort and joy and, in the case of the Galvan family, hopefully a Barbie.”Community members can choose the size of the family they wish to adopt, ranging from small (1 – 3 people), medium (3 – 5 people), or large (five plus individuals). The cost of adopting each family member is approximately $100. The deadline for adopting and shopping for a family is December 15.To adopt a family, please contact either Kelso at [email protected] or (323) 254-2274, ext. 1251 or Community Resources Assistant Stephanie Lopez at [email protected] or (323) 254-2274, ext. 1258. Donors will receive a family profile, with specific needs and wishes of each family member, and instructions on shopping and dropping off the items. For more information on adopting a family or for those who would like to support a family but don’t have time to shop, please visit those unable to commit to adopting a family, Hillsides is also asking for gift cards in increments of $25 to stores such as Food 4 Less, Ralphs, Smart & Final, Walmart, and Vons. Those interested in purchasing gift cards can also contact Kelso or Lopez.Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of children, youth, and families in need. For more information on Hillsides, please visit HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Hillsides Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program Aims to Help 80 Families From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 3:53 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Top of the News Subscribe Make a comment More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more