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UK will not take part in new bailout mechanism

first_img KCS-content More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ UK will not take part in new bailout mechanism Sunday 28 November 2010 9:22 pmcenter_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemUndo Share THE UK will not take part in new rescue fund for troubled Eurozone nations.Chancellor George Osborne won an important concession from the EU in return for pledging a bi-lateral loan of €3.8bn (£3.23bn) to Ireland.The UK will not contribute to the a new fund, due to replace the European Financial Stability Mechanism (EFSM) in 2013. It currently has a share in the €60bn fund but is not a part of the €566bn European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF), also due to be replaced.The move means the UK will be less exposed to Eurozone crises moving forward and is likely to please Tory eurosceptics.Germany and France have championed the proposals for the new mechanism and are supported by the European Commission.Key changes to the fund will mean vastly increased private sector involvement in the resolution of future Eurozone debt crises. The new rules will also differentiate between liquidity and solvency crises in the 16 Eurozone countries. last_img read more

South east hardest hit in recession

first_imgWednesday 8 December 2010 8:18 pm LONDON bore the biggest brunt of the recession last year, official data revealed yesterday.The capital’s economy contracted by 2.6 per cent in 2009, after growing by 3.9 per cent the year before. The drop was the largest for all UK regions.And London lost 192,000 jobs during the year, the highest number in the country. Most jobs were lost in business, finance and insurance, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).However, the city still leads the country in terms of wealth creation. London’s gross value added (GVA) per head, which measures individual contribution to the economy, was £34,200 – still 71.2 per cent above the UK average, despite the recession.And 28.7 per cent of the country’s employees work in London and the south east, the report showed.For the first time since the data series began in 1989, every region saw a fall in GVA, and employment was down in all regions except the south west.The total number of employees in Great Britain for 2009 was 26.2m, down by 783,000 – 2.9 per cent – on the previous year. The south east – excluding London – suffered a 3.5 per cent fall in its overall GVA, which is used as an estimate of economic activity.Yet economists expect a turnaround in the data as the recovery gains strength. In 2009 the economy contracted by five per cent, yet the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has forecasted 1.8 per cent growth for this year, and 2.1 per cent next year.And employment is projected to grow by 1.1m by 2015, according to the OBR’s forecasts. whatsapp Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com whatsappcenter_img Share South east hardest hit in recession Show Comments ▼ KCS-content 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 Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemlast_img read more

GC excludes affordability cap from remote interaction priorities

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regulation “These cases are relatively rare but have very significant impacts on the consumers affected,” the regulator said, citing one example of a player who lost £4,000 in six minutes. This proposal – criticised by some industry groups such as the Gambling Business Group (GBG) – was not listed as one of the main priorities for action for the regulator, after its review of the consultation responses. Email Address The Gambling Commission added that it will continue to work with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the Gambling Act Review, which asks questions across a number of areas. These include both hard and soft limits for deposits. Finally, the regulator said it would look to introduce further measures for cases where customer data shows the individual is “particularly financially vulnerable and likely to be harmed by their level of gambling”. Tags: Gambling Commission The GB Gambling Commission has revealed its points of action from last year’s remote customer interaction consultation do not include a mandatory soft affordability cap. The Commission has now reaffirmed this focus by outlining the three key risks that it will prioritise for action, which do not include affordability thresholds. The first of these priorities is preventing players from making significant losses in a very short time.  Regions: UK & Irelandcenter_img “We will also proceed as planned with a consultation on thresholds for operators to take action and guidance on what those actions should be,” the regulator added. 25th May 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle However, the Gambling Commission said it will continue its work on affordability thresholds. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Instead, the Gambling Commission is to focus on developing measures to prevent customers losing significant sums gambling, and preventing those that are particularly financially vulnerable from being harmed by the industry. Topics: Legal & compliance Social responsibility Online casino Compliance Regulation Problem gambling Responsible gambling Online sports betting GC excludes affordability cap from remote interaction priorities The regulator’s acting joint chief executive, Sarah Gardner, had suggested as much last week in a speech at the 2021 Financial Vulnerability Summit. There, she announced that the Commission’s “immediate action” will be to stop players from gambling “clearly unaffordable” amounts. Similarly, the next area of priority is putting in safeguards to prevent significant losses over time.  Here, the Commission said it is appropriate to require checks for these customers, with examples including a customer who lost £35,000 over two months. The consultation opened in November 2020 and was extended in December due to a high volume of responses. The Commission received around 13,000 submissions in total, of which roughly 1,000 were full consultation responses and 12,000 were answers to a short survey.While it dealt with a wide range of topics related to player interaction, much of the attention around the consultation centred on the proposal for a mandatory affordability threshold, with a suggested figure of £100 per month.last_img read more

British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Uganda Limited (BAT Uganda) grows and processes tobacco in Uganda and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products to the local market and for export. Brands sold by BAT Uganda include Dunhill, Rex, Sportsman and Safari. Tobacco is grown in 13 districts in Uganda through a network of tobacco farmers. The raw tobacco is transported to the BAT Uganda green leaf threshing plant in Kampala where it is processed and packed for local and export cigarette consumption. BAT Uganda also exports tobacco leaves to cigarette manufacturers in Europe, Asia and other African countries. BAT Uganda is a subsidiary of British American Tobacco Investments Limited. British American Tobacco Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

‘No one could hit you harder’ – Liam Messam names the toughest players he’s faced

first_imgThursday Sep 24, 2020 ‘No one could hit you harder’ – Liam Messam names the toughest players he’s faced In an exclusive column for new long-form rugby website The XV, former All Black Liam Messam has spoken about the hardest men he’s played rugby against, and what makes them tick. Unsurprisingly, a South African is at the top of his list. ADVERTISEMENTMessam certainly had a hard man reputation himself, finding himself on the wrong side of the law on a few occasions, but he has spoken about two South Africans as being right up there with the toughest men he’s played against.While some may think Bakkies Botha would get a mention, he and another legend of the game are adamant who gets the honour.“I have taken my fair share of knocks on the field. You don’t get through almost two decades of professional rugby without copping a cheap shot here and there and, to be fair, dishing out the odd one yourself,” says Messam for The XV.“Dan Carter said that South African loosie Schalk Burger was the toughest player he’s ever faced on the rugby field and it’s hard to argue with that. That guy has zero fear and zero care for his body – he would just fly into things. When I’m on the park, I always want to test myself against the biggest and the strongest guys and although there might be some monsters playing in the loosies now, no one could hit you harder than Schalk Burger.“I think in many ways he was sort of like the spiritual and emotional leader for the Springboks. He may not have made all the calls on the field, but he led those boys into battle. You could see when he put in a huge hit or made a crazy run that it would lift the whole team – and he was able to do that pretty often.”WATCH: Corey Flynn and Liam Messam tussle sorts itself outMessam says that there are other players who were more physically tough but perhaps didn’t have the mental side of their game.“Burger didn’t have that problem – that man is a freak in all the right ways. DC [Dan Carter] said he felt like he had a target on his back whenever he played against Burger but I can tell you that Burger wasn’t afraid of causing some collateral damage and if you saw his name on the team sheet before a game, you knew you were going to be hurting the next day.”He says that aside from his menacing reputation on the field, Burger was a true gentleman off it.“Honestly though, he’s the nicest bloke off the field. I remember one match we were playing against the Springboks, I hit him high near the end of the game and South Africa kicked a penalty to steal the win. I was pretty dark after the final whistle but he was the first one that came up to me and told me not to dwell on it – it’s rugby and sometimes stuff like that happens.ADVERTISEMENT“I felt like a right prick at the time because I’d lost us the Test match but he gave me a few words of encouragement to keep my chin up.“The South Africans though, I don’t know what it is but there’s something about them. They’re all great guys off the pitch but when you’re on the field, they want to hurt you.WATCH: Schalk Burger reflects on THAT tackle on Fourie du Preez ten years ago“A few years ago, RG Snyman managed to break my nose and finger at the same time. We’d had a bit of a scuffle off the ball and a few phases later I was lining up for a carry. He was a few men inside me so I could only really see him out of the corner of my eye but he saw me and just bee-lined straight towards me.I was like, ‘Nah, surely not – he’s not going to go that far out of his way to hit me?’. But he absolutely did – he came on the angle at me, and I tried to put a shoulder on him but it didn’t stop him at all. He absolutely smashed me, busted my nose and my finger. Moments like that stick with you and I’ll always have one eye on him whenever we play.“Physically, you always want to test where you are as a player and where you are as a team by playing the South Africans. That’s their style and that’s what won them the World Cup.”ADVERTISEMENTMessam continues to talk about other players, particularly closer to home in New Zealand.“But even the tough buggers are good blokes off the field – you can always have a laugh after a game. I’ve been around long enough now to know that all the players are really good, genuine people. What happens on the field, stays on the field and I’ve only had good encounters off the field, so I know it’s just a part of being a competitive professional.”Read the full article on The XV.Rugby. 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House N Hasselt / MASSARCHITECTS

first_imgManufacturers: Ceyssens CopyHouses•Hasselt, Belgium 2013 Year:  “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!© Philippe Van Gelooven+ 30 Share House N Hasselt / MASSARCHITECTS ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/617080/house-n-hasselt-massarchitects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/617080/house-n-hasselt-massarchitects Clipboard Houses Projects Belgium CopyAbout this officeMASSARCHITECTSOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHasseltHousesBelgiumPublished on April 09, 2015Cite: “House N Hasselt / MASSARCHITECTS” 09 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs Electrical Works: Photographs:  Philippe Van Gelooven Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  610 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: MASSARCHITECTS Area Area of this architecture project Project Team:Massimo Pignanelli, Elfi EerdekensEnergy Regulation / Plumbing:AVTEngineering:V2SEnergy Regulation:AVTPlumbing:AVTCity:HasseltCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Philippe Van GeloovenRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. Seventies revivalArchitecture isn’t just about the architect, it’s also about the client. When architect and client come together in one person, renowned architect Albert Vanleysen, a fascinating story arises to which after 40 years of residence a sequel is being written. The house is located in a residential area near Hasselt and has charmed its new occupants with its specific seventies style. It contained the challenge to realise the wishes of the new owners without harming the house in the process.Save this picture!© Philippe Van GeloovenThe demand for light and sufficient storage space was realised with a minimum of structural procedures. At the side of the garden the house was opened by breaking open the back wall and providing a large window design with a minimum of profiles. Additionally another wall was removed between the living room and the dining room, so that the threshold between inside and outside was removed, as it were. With a minimum of procedures a major change was brought about.Save this picture!© Philippe Van GeloovenFurther the focus was on the interior, where the furniture is simple and austere, but tailored to the current owners. Everything was well-matched as well as developed and purified with the greatest attention to detail, in spirit of the house. The storage area that was explicitly requested was integrated in an appropriate manner; because of its materialisation it also contributes to the perception of the house: it creates an atmosphere of quiet in the room.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe lay-out of the house was mainly preserved, but the connections between the rooms were strengthened by removing the wall between living room and dining room and by reorganising the kitchen. The new office area in the scullery added to this strengthened bond as well. With sliding and folding walls the various areas can be partitioned off, if required, although they are already marked off individually by the differences in level.Save this picture!© Philippe Van GeloovenOn the sleeping level a multifunctional space was centrally created and a shower with washbasin was linked to the guest room. A customary dressing wall was added to the master room by loosening the bed. The wall closet in the landing of the night area serves as a storage space for the children’s clothes and toys. The existing flight of stairs was preserved. Only the railing was remove and partially replaced by a much less heavy one, with a view to the openness of the house.Save this picture!First Floor PlanFor the materialisation of the furniture white lacquer was chosen with touches in wenge coloured stained oak, an echo of the shade of the oak parquet. The floor on the ground floor was executed in Moleanos limestone. Composite materials were used in the bathroom and the kitchen because of its seamless finish. The overall concept continues in the detailing of coffee tables, dining room tables, door handle for the front door, a new glass orb for the existing light fittings in the stairwell.Save this picture!© Philippe Van GeloovenThe cocktail of opening spaces and working with white shades makes sure that the trumps of the house are recognised and expressed in the best possible manner. History and future meet once more.Project gallerySee allShow lessLight Matters: Learning From Vernacular WindowsArticlesMecanoo & Ayesa Break Ground on Spanish Palace of JusticeUnbuilt Project Share House N Hasselt / MASSARCHITECTSSave this projectSaveHouse N Hasselt / MASSARCHITECTS Deferme Pascallast_img read more

#firstfiver campaign may have raised £12.5m says CAF research

first_img 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. CAF, one of Europe’s largest charitable foundations, leads the #givingtuesday campaign in the UK, and all charities, companies and individuals are invited to take part. #firstfiver campaign may have raised £12.5m says CAF research AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44 John Thompson’s thoughts on the success of his #fivergiver campaign idea. Howard Lake | 14 November 2016 | News This is the third year of #givingtuesday in the UK. Last year the campaign set a Guinness World Record for the most money raised online for charity in 24 hours. #fivergiver results Millions of pounds in £5 donations might have been raised for charities since September, thanks to the simple idea behind the #firstfiver campaign. Fundraising consultant John Thompson’s suggestion of donating the first new polymer £5 note that you received to a charity of your choice has taken off across the UK.Research published today by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), estimates that the campaign has raised up to £12.5m.CAF commissioned YouGov to carry out polling which found that as many as 2.5 million adults have “have donated their first new £5 note or will be doing so when they receive one”.In addition the research found that 16% of adults in the UK had heard of the campaign. Tagged with: Giving Tuesday Money social mediacenter_img The CAF YouGov poll of 1,004 UK adults was carried out between 18 and 25 October. It found that: CAF has published details of what one person has achieved through a straightforward suggestion based on the introduction of a new banknote in the run up to #givingtuesday on 29 November. This is a “global day of giving” on which people around the world are invited to give their time, money or voice to a good cause. Advertisement More than half of people (58%) have now had received of the new £5 notes, which were put into circulation on 13 September.Women are twice as likely than men to be donating their first new fiver to charity (7% vs 3%).16% of people had heard of the campaign to donate a first new £5 note. Adults aged between their teens and their mid-40s are the most likely to have been aware of it. Awareness was highest among 25 to 34 year olds (25%).Of those polled, 5% said they either had or would donate their first new £5 note. (2% had done so already, 3% said they would be donating once they received one). Hannah Terrey, Head of Policy and Campaigns at CAF, said: “It is fantastic that people been inspired to do something good with their new £5 notes. With this year’s #givingtuesday fast approaching, this is a great example of a simple and easy act of kindness which can really make a difference. Social media campaigns can be a really effective way to get people– particularly younger adults – inspired to support charities.” She added that doing good on the day “can be as easy as saving that crisp new £5 note on Black Friday and donating it to a charity on #givingtuesday instead.”   190 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44 #GivingTuesdaylast_img read more

U.N. rapporteurs visit Detroit

first_imgProtest at Detroit Water & Sewerage headquarters, June 6, 2014.WW photo: Kris HamelAfter a three-day fact-finding mission in the city of Detroit from Oct. 18-20, two U.N. Special Rapporteurs issued a scathing indictment of all levels of government for violations of international human rights in allowing massive water shut-offs to take place in the city of Detroit.The report by Catarina de Albuquerque, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, and Leilani Farha, U.N. Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, stated: “Detroit is undergoing large-scale water disconnections. This year alone, at least 27,000 households have had their services disconnected. … The utility has passed on the increased costs of leakages due to an aging infrastructure onto all remaining residents by increasing water rates by 8.7 percent. This, combined with the decreased number of customers, and increased unemployment rate, has made water bills increasingly unaffordable to thousands of residents in Detroit living under the poverty line.“Without water, people cannot live a life with dignity — they have no water for drinking, cooking, bathing, flushing toilets and keeping their clothes and houses clean. … Denial of access to sufficient quantity of water threatens the rights to adequate housing, life, health, food, integrity of the family. It exacerbates inequalities, stigmatizes people and renders the most vulnerable even more helpless. Lack of access to water and hygiene is also a real threat to public health as certain diseases could widely spread.” (ohchr.org, Oct. 20)At a press conference announcing their findings on Oct. 20, the rapporteurs cited the racially discriminatory character of Detroit’s shut-offs, noting the disproportional impact on low-income African Americans. Eighty percent of Detroit’s population are African American and 40 percent of Detroiters live in poverty. The rapporteurs noted how Detroiters are asked to make choices — pay rent or pay for water; pay medical bills or pay for water — and emphasized that these are not choices that should need to be made in the richest country of the world.De Albuquerque asserted that she has visited developing countries where 50 percent of the population is without regular water due to underdevelopment. But she described the crisis in Detroit as a retrograde crisis — a developed city and country moving backward as a result of a “man-made perfect storm.”The rapporteurs’ published statement explained: “The human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation and to adequate housing both derive from the right to an adequate standard of living which is protected under, inter alia, article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which is fully applicable to the United States. In addition, adequate housing and access to safe water are clearly essential to maintain life and health, and the right to life is found in treaties the United States has ratified, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.They further stated: “In line with the mandates entrusted to us by the Human Rights Council, we would like to underline that the United States is bound by international human rights law and principles. … These obligations apply to all levels of Government — federal, state and municipal. Moreover, they also extend to the various functions of State, including the judiciary.”The rapporteurs made the following recommendations:Restore water connections for all residents unable to pay and to vulnerable groups of people, and stop further water shut-offs when residents are unable to pay in order to give them the opportunity to seek assistance that must be available through social services.The city of Detroit, state of Michigan and the national government should adopt a mandatory affordability threshold, with specific policies to ensure support to people living in poverty.The city of Detroit should provide urgent measures, including financial assistance, to ensure access to essential water and sanitation (about 100 liters per person per day).The authorities should make an urgent assessment of the public health consequences of the water shut-offs and take steps to mitigate the adverse impact.Every effort should be made to ensure that the most vulnerable, including those in Section 8 housing, are not evicted or lose their housing due to water shut-offs or arrearages. This includes ending the practice of attaching delinquent water bills to property taxes, which then prompt foreclosures.Every effort should be made to assure shelter, services and access to water to those rendered homeless by the water shut-offs.The federal government should investigate the disparate impact of the water shut-offs on African Americans and other “protected classes.”The city of Detroit should develop administrative remedies for those who wish to challenge their water bills or shut-offs.The rapporteurs emphasized the limits of their enforcement powers, and their conclusions were treated with disdain by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. However, their visit had an empowering effect on the victims of the shut-offs, who turned out in large numbers to testify before the rapporteurs, as well as the activists who are challenging the shut-offs. It was refreshing to hear from officials who place human rights and dignity ahead of profits and banks.The struggle to stop the water shut-offs and against the cruel restructuring imposed on Detroit at all levels will continue.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Oil Prices Fall Sharply on Friday

first_img By Gary Truitt – May 4, 2012 Oil Prices Fall Sharply on Friday SHARE Oil prices have plunged 6% this week, erasing the gains of recent months and easing fears about $5-per-gallon gas … at least for now. The price of U.S. crude oil slipped beneath $100 per barrel on Friday, dropping about 4% from Thursday, to settle at $98.49. That’s down from $104.87 on Monday. This takes the price of oil back down to where it was in early February, which was the last time that oil traded below $100 per barrel before it began its meteoric rise. The price of oil peaked in late February, when it exceeded $109 a barrel. Crude oil prices have dropped sharply today as fears of a global economic slowdown increased,” said CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson. Disappointing US job creation numbers also sent Wall Street stocks falling in early trade Friday, confirming that the US economy has hit a weak patch in the past month. The jobs report, though disappointing, “wasn’t catastrophic,” said Andy Lebow, senior vice president of energy futures at Jefferies Bache. But it came on the heels of downbeat economic data from both the U.S. and Europe and further erodes confidence in the broader economy.”The global economy has given indication for weeks that it’s slowing down,” he said. Earlier this week, Spain disclosed that it is officially in a recession, while a survey of economic activity in the euro zone in April found a faster contraction than previously thought. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, has increased production to 10 million barrels a day in recent months. And oil inventories in the U.S. continue to swell, rising 10% over the last 10 weeks amid weak demand for crude oil. Home Energy Oil Prices Fall Sharply on Fridaycenter_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleGary Wilhelmi Weekly Column 5/4/2012Next articleNew BASF Fungicides Registered for Use Gary Truittlast_img read more

UTPB Graduation

first_img UTPB graduates and their families meet together outside the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion following their graduation ceremony Saturday morning in Midland. Eli Hartman|Odessa American Local NewsMultimediaPhotos A UTPB Student receives her diploma as she walks the stage during the UTPB graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa American A student poses for a photo with the UTPB President Sandra Woodley, left, during the UTPB graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa American By Eli Hartman – May 1, 2021 Facebook A student walks the stage during the UTPB graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa American UTPB graduate Jeremy Barker, right, is kissed by his partner Shanna Mcrae, left, following his graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa American Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleSt. Ann’s Youth Center opensNext articleLife Challenge Academy Mock Trial Eli Hartman Shannon Morales Gonzales waits in orientation before the start of the UTPB graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Morales Gonzales decorated her graduation cap with a Whataburger motif reading “Whata Journey.” Eli Hartman|Odessa American Twitter UTPB Graduation UTPB students line up as they wait to walk the stage during the UTPB graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa Americancenter_img Photos from UTPB’s 2021 graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. UTPB students look up at the stage before the start of their graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa American UTPB students look up at the stage at the end of their graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa American UTPB Psychology major Trey Atwater holds his diploma as he watches his fellow classmates walk the stage during the UTPB graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa American President of UTPB Sandra Woodley addresses the body of graduating students at the start of their graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa American UTPB students look up at the stage during their graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa American Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Daniel Heimmermann adjusts the cape on UTPB Masters student Autumn Zimmerman as she walks the stage during the graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa American 1 of 16 Facebook Twitter Jacob Virdell, left, looks over his shoulder at the soon-to-be UTPB graduates as they file in before the start of their graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa American Pinterest Soon-to-be UTPB graduates line up outside of the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion before the start of their graduation ceremony Saturday morning in Midland. Eli Hartman|Odessa American Soon-to-be UTPB graduates walk between buildings before the start of their graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. Eli Hartman|Odessa Americanlast_img read more