City of London Corporation votes in favour of revoking Aung San Suu Kyi honorary freedom award

first_img City of London Corporation councillors have voted in favour of removing the honorary freedom award granted to Aung San Suu Kyi over her failure to condemn atrocities committed against the Rohingya people in Myanmar.Today the Corporation’s prime legislative body, the court of common council, voted in favour of a motion proposed by Portsoken councillor Munsur Ali that would see the Corporation start the process of revoking the award. Thursday 10 January 2019 4:59 pm Alexandra Rogers whatsapp whatsapp Ali said Suu Kyi had “failed to speak out and acknowledge that genocide took place” and for that reason she was “unworthy” of the award.The City of London Corporation granted Suu Kyi the honorary freedom award in May 2017. At the time, it said the award – the highest honour the Corporation can bestow upon an individual – was given in “recognition of her non-violent struggle over many years for democracy and her steadfast dedication to create a society where people can live in peace, security and freedom”.Read more: City of London Corporation accused of ‘dragging feet’ over Aung San Suu Kyi awardHowever, a number of local councils including Oxford and Dublin have revoked the award on the grounds she has failed to speak out or condemn the atrocities committed by the country’s military against the Muslim Rohingya people in Rakhine state, where tens of thousands have died and hundreds of thousands have fled.At the meeting, councillor Jamie Ingham Clark, who spoke against the motion, said that while he sympathised with the plight of the Rohingya people, “we are an institution that takes the long view” and the Corporation should not become involved in “gesture politics”. Share City of London Corporation votes in favour of revoking Aung San Suu Kyi honorary freedom award Queenhithe councillor Brian Mooney said the Corporation had to “stand by the judgment we made at the time and the circumstances in which they were made”, adding: “I think it ill behoves us to jump to headline-grabbing decisions when we should take a long view.”However, deputy chair of the policy and resources committee Tom Sleigh said the Corporation should admit it “made a mistake” in granting Suu Kyi the award in the first place. “If this is gesture politics, what is giving the award in the first place?” he asked. A City of London Corporation spokesperson said: “At today’s court of common council, elected members voted in favour of beginning the process by which Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary freedom could be revoked.“The freedom applications committee will now write to Aung San Suu Kyi to inform her of the proposal to revoke the award and will consider her response before a final decision is made.“The City of London Corporation condemns the shocking humanitarian abuses carried out in Myanmar, and has already written to the ambassador for Burma to express its profound concern about the current situation in his country.” Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

Oops: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump “exaggerated his wealth”

first_img Oops: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump “exaggerated his wealth” Wednesday 29 July 2015 1:12 pm Share Tags: Donald Trump People US Presidential Election 2016 Jessica Morris Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has overstated his wealth to the tune of $7.1bn (£4.5bn), according to an analysis by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.The brash businessman and property magnate’s campaign team has said his net worth was more than $10bn, citing the value of his properties in New York, San Francisco, Miami and many other places where prices have “gone up considerably” over the past year. But when Bloomberg reporters crunched a 92-page personal financial disclosure form made public last week, they put his wealth at just $2.9bn, even less than Forbes’ estimate of $4.1bn.Read more: Donald Trump’s most controversial opinions and tweets”The majority of Trump’s fortune is derived from real estate holdings that include a partnership with Vornado Realty Trust in Manhattan’s 1290 Sixth Avenue and 555 California Street in San Francisco; resorts such as the Mar-a-Lago and Trump Doral resorts in Florida; and Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York,” it said.”Other properties include Turnberry in Scotland and Doonbeg in Ireland, both golf courses.””The Bloomberg index values the real estate based on income it currently produces. Trump’s retail spaces could fetch higher rents if vacated and leased to new tenants at prevailing rates. It doesn’t value Trump’s brand beyond accounting for cash held in accounts for his licensing deals and business partnerships. Trump’s own estimations include much higher values for his brand.” whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap whatsapplast_img read more

Drug industry CEOs will testify this week about some of pharma’s most controversial medicines

first_img The House Oversight Committee will hold two days of hearings this week with six drug industry CEOs. The hearings are the presumptive climax of an 18-month investigation first launched by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings in 2019.The hearing could be the most perilous yet for drug makers, who have managed to avoid any major missteps at the multiple congressional drug pricing hearings that preceded this one. The committee’s probe was extensive: Staff reviewed more than a million pages of internal documents from drug companies. And while we don’t know yet what the committee plans to reveal during the hearings, which are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, many of the drugs at the center of the probe already have a long and sordid history when it comes to pricing. What’s included? By Nicholas Florko Sept. 29, 2020 Reprints Tags Congressdrug pricingpharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+ Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” Nicholas Florko About the Author Reprints What is it? GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.center_img [email protected] Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Mallinckrodt CEO Mark Trudeau will testify for the first time before Congress this week during hearings on a drug pricing probe. Whitney Curtis /AP Images for Mallinckrodt Log In | Learn More Politics @NicholasFlorko Drug industry CEOs will testify this week about some of pharma’s most controversial medicines last_img read more

JOB VACANCY: Breen Manning Solicitors seeking to hire part-time secretary/receptionist

first_img By LaoisToday Reporter – 15th June 2021 Pinterest Breen Manning Solicitors are seeking to recruit a part-time conveyancing secretary/receptionist to join our existing team.A minimum of 2 years’ experience is essential.To ApplyPlease send a copy of your CV to [email protected] you would like to advertise a job vacancy, get in touch with LaoisToday by calling 057 8670722, 085 7180700 or emailing [email protected] ALSO- check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday here Pinterest Laois County Council granted almost €500,000 from Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund Community Facebook Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: Breen Manning Solicitors seeking to hire part-time secretary/receptionist JobsSponsored Here are all of Monday and Tuesday’s Laois GAA results Previous articleIn Pictures: 15-bedroom Laois house valued at €1.8 million goes on the marketNext articleLaois school principal calls for calculated grades to remain in some form for Leaving Cert going forward LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook JOB VACANCY: Breen Manning Solicitors seeking to hire part-time secretary/receptionist WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Electric Picnic receives €423,000 funding under Live Performance Support Scheme TAGSBreen Manning Solicitors Electric Picnic Twitterlast_img read more

FPSC plans transition to FP Canada

first_img Related news James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) will rename itself and expand its scope to more effectively advance the financial planning profession in Canada, the organization announced Wednesday. Effective April 1, 2019, FPSC will transition to FP Canada.Under its new identity, FP Canada will move beyond its current focus on setting standards and accrediting financial planners by launching a new division that will offer programs for planners to develop their professional skills. Keywords CFP,  Financial planningCompanies Financial Planning Standards Council boomer couple signing contract with financial planner goodluz/123RF FP Canada, IQPF update projection assumption guidelines amid pandemic “As technology advances, so must the role of the human professional. FP Canada will steer the strategic direction of the financial planning profession to ensure relevance of the human planner in an increasingly technological world,” says Cary List, president and CEO of FPSC, in a statement.The new division will be known as FP Canada Institute, with FP Canada Standards Council serving as a separate, independent division to continue its role in setting standards and overseeing the certified financial planner (CFP) designation.“The Standards Council division will maintain an autonomous structure, independent governance and public representation on its panels – essential to maintaining the integrity of FP Canada’s certification programs and oversight of the profession,” FPSC says in a news release.“The financial services industry is rapidly changing. Financial planners need a source of strong leadership and skills development and consumers need to know they can trust their financial planner to meet their ever-evolving needs. FP Canada will ensure that the value proposition for the professional financial planner is clear and that planners are equipped with the tools, skills and resources they need to deliver on the brand promise,” says Dan Busi, FPSC board chairman, in a statement. “Light planning” could expand access to financial advice FSRA updates title reg proposallast_img read more

Fugitive fraudster sentenced after returning to Canada

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Government to reimburse self-employed workers who repaid CERB After being on the lam for more than 10 years, an Ontario man has been sentenced for filing fraudulent tax returns on behalf of his clients.According to a release from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), John Oladapo Oladehinde of Brampton, Ont., ran a tax preparation business in Toronto that claimed $13 million in fraudulent charitable donations on behalf of 1,427 clients between 2001 and 2005. As a result of the phony donations, the CRA issued tax refunds or did not assess taxes payable in the amount of $3.9 million.Oladehinde was charged with fraud in January 2008 and ended up fleeing the country. A Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest in February 2009.More than 10 years after pulling up stakes, Oladehinde returned to Canada voluntarily in October 2019. He was arrested by the RCMP upon his arrival at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.On June 26, 2020, Oladehinde pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000. He has been handed down a conditional sentence of two years less a day and been ordered to pay a fine of $412,306. gavel 123RF Keywords Taxes,  FraudCompanies Canada Revenue Agency U.S. businesses may have to report crypto assets to IRS U.S. proposes tax of at least 15% on global corporate profits IE Staff last_img read more

Applications open for $17 million Crown Reserves Improvement Fund

first_imgApplications open for $17 million Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Crown land managers and community groups that use Crown land are invited to apply for a share of $17 million in grants from the NSW Government to upgrade and maintain community facilities and public reserves.Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said statewide applications for the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund are now open.“Crown reserves play a critical role by protecting the environment and providing green open spaces for parks, ovals, walking, cycling and sports and recreation activities to keep communities healthy and happy,” Mrs Pavey said.“They also provide affordable and secure land for a wide range of community-focused organisations including surf life-saving clubs, scouts and girl guide groups, the RSPCA, PCYC and State Emergency Services, among others.“Grants are on offer to support projects on Crown reserves that can deliver social, environmental, cultural and economic benefits to local communities.”Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said grants are open to all local councils and community organisations, groups and trusts that manage and use Crown land reserves across NSW including showgrounds.“Grants are available to maintain and develop recreational and tourism facilities on public reserves for community use and enjoyment,” Minister Stokes said.“Community organisations and trusts can apply for full grants to cover the cost of maintenance and upgrade projects on reserves they use and manage.“Funding is also available for bushfire, weed and pest management to ensure we have safe and functional public reserves that protect our native plants and animals.”This year’s fund aims to build resilience and assist communities recover from adverse events like bushfires, floods, drought and COVID-19.Mrs Pavey said another focus this year will be to support projects that contribute to greater energy and water efficiency by encouraging the use of renewable energy and water saving technologies, and environmentally sustainable practices to reduce emissions.“We are also focusing on projects that can support Aboriginal communities and interests through co-management of Crown land, and greater recognition and education on Indigenous cultural heritage.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, cultural heritage, efficiency, Emergency Services, environment, environmentally sustainable, Government, housing, Indigenous, industry, local council, NSW, NSW Department of Industry, planning, renewable energy, resilience, RSPCA, sustainablelast_img read more

Kia is unveiling four new vehicles in Canada next week, including new Forte5

first_imgCanadians will get a first look at not one but two new electric Kia models, the Soul EV and Niro EV, at next week’s Montreal Auto Show.Another couple of new models, the Soul and the Forte5, will also be unveiled, the Forte5 for the first time in North America.The South Korean automaker recognizes consumers are more green-focused than ever, and these releases celebrate technology and power while keeping the environment top-of-mind. “This year’s Auto Show circuit is an exciting one for the brand and we are incredibly proud of our entire lineup, including these all-new vehicles,” Michael Kopke, Director or Marketing at Kia Canada, said in a press statement.The brand hopes to change the perception of eco-conscious vehicles with its 2020 Soul EV (a green version of its fan-favourite, the Soul, which will be released this summer) and the 2019 Niro EV. The latter will be available to Canadians early 2019 and promises ultra-fast charging capabilities—135 kilometres worth of driving from a 30-minute charge.The Forte5 is a sports-forward hatchback that Kopke describes as “great to look at, fun to drive, safe and connects to [drivers’] unique lives.” It also comes with a GT performance upgrade package for those after a little extra zip.“The all-new Forte5, Soul, Soul EV and Niro EV all represent the epitome of Kia’s vision for the future—to create real-world, top-quality vehicles that enhance the everyday lives of drivers coast to coast,” said Kopke. RELATED TAGSForte 5-DoorKiaNon-LuxuryMontrealMontreal Auto ShowNew VehiclesNon-Luxury advertisement ‹ Previous Next › Trending in Canadacenter_img “We know Kia’s innovative technology and cutting-edge safety features are what drivers want and we can’t wait to show them off!”The Montreal Auto Show runs January 18 through 27 at the Palais des Congres in Montreal. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Student To Receive Peace Corps' Franklin H. Williams Award

first_img Published: June 20, 2005 News release courtesy of the Peace Corps DENVER – A University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student and Colorado native, Jay Shah, is one of 11 former Peace Corps volunteers from across the nation who will be recognized for their dedication to community service with the Franklin H. Williams Award in Washington, D.C., on June 23. Established in 1999, the Franklin H. Williams Award pays tribute to returned Peace Corps volunteers of color who show an ongoing commitment to community service and who support the agency’s third goal of promoting a better understanding of other countries and peoples to Americans. The award is given to 11 individuals biennially and is named for former Peace Corps Regional Director for Africa and U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Franklin H. Williams. Ambassador Williams was instrumental in assisting the first Peace Corps director, Sargent Shriver, in advancing the agency’s mission across the globe. Finalists for the Franklin H. Williams Award were selected by the 11 Peace Corps regional recruiting offices across the United States. Shah was selected by the Peace Corps regional recruitment office in Denver which serves the states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah and Wyoming. Shah served in the Peace Corps in Nepal from 2000 to 2002 where his primary assignment was to instruct third through sixth graders in English, math and the creative arts. Additionally, Shah often stepped beyond the boundaries of the classroom by working with local teachers in developing new curricula, tutoring students and their family members and serving as a mentor for local youth. “Nothing I have done or experienced thus far in my life has stretched my limits, strengthened my values, and allowed me to learn so much about the world and myself as my time in the Peace Corps,” said Shah. “My time in Nepal provided me with such a wide range of experiences – from the incredibly challenging to the amazingly simple – all of which have contributed greatly to shaping who I am today.” Upon completion of his Peace Corps service, Shah returned to Colorado and enrolled in CU-Boulder’s environmental engineering graduate program. Shah also works as a graduate assistant in that same department – supporting faculty in developing an undergraduate focus area that effectively incorporates cross-cultural awareness and community development components. Shah is active as a Peace Corps representative on the CU-Boulder campus and throughout the Boulder community – attending recruitment meetings and inspiring prospective volunteers with stories about his Peace Corps experience. Beyond the CU-Boulder campus, Shah responds to the call to service by volunteering as a tutor and mentor with the Tibetan Refugee Resettlement Program in Boulder. “I was very surprised to be nominated for the Franklin H. Williams award because I only do what feels natural to me,” said Shah. “I am honored to receive this award because there are so many diverse Peace Corps volunteers who are out there sharing their unique gifts throughout the world.” Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez will present the 11 Franklin H. Williams Awards at a ceremony on Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m. at the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The keynote speaker will be Wilbert Bryant, counselor to the secretary for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Bryant also serves as deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs for the Department of Education. The other 2005 winners are Christopher Aquino, Ambassador Charles Baquet III, Stefan Cojina, Roland Foulkes, W. Frank Fountain, Rajeev Goyal, David Jones, Juanita Limas, Charlotte Golar Richie and Linda Robinson. For more information about the Franklin H. Williams award, this year’s recipients, the ceremony or the Peace Corps in general, please visit www.peacecorps.gov or call (800) 424-8580, option 1. Today, there are more than 7,733 Peace Corps volunteers serving in 72 nations who are working in such diverse fields as education, health, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, information technology, business development, the environment and agriculture. Approximately 15 percent of Peace Corps volunteers are individuals of color. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

CU-Boulder fares well in U.S. News’ latest Best Colleges rankings

first_imgDENVER— The campuses and undergraduate programs of the University of Colorado retained their noteworthy rankings among national and regional institutions in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.The 2012 report, released today, shows the University of Colorado Boulder ranked at No. 42 among top Public National Universities; the University of Colorado Denver’s downtown campus ranked 100th on the same list. CU-Boulder (No. 94) and CU Denver (No. 181) also remained among the top overall National Universities, which also includes private and for-profit institutions.The University of Colorado Colorado Springs ranked 10th among Public Regional Universities of the West, and 39th overall among Regional Universities of the West.Other highlights:• UCCS’ undergraduate engineering program ranked 11th among public engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s, and 27th among public, private and for-profit institutions.• CU-Boulder’s undergraduate engineering program came in at 19th among public engineering schools whose highest degree is a doctorate, and 34th overall. Within engineering, kudos went to aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical (No. 14) and environmental/environmental health (No. 18).• CU-Boulder’s undergraduate business program came in at 36th overall. Within business, its entrepreneurship program is 19th.U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on its measures of academic peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. “National Universities” are the 280 U.S. institutions (172 public, 101 private and seven for profit) that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors as well as master’s and doctoral degrees; some emphasize research.The 2012 edition Best Colleges book is available online and will be on newsstands Sept. 20.The University of Colorado is a premier public research university with four campuses: the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Some 60,000 students are pursuing academic degrees at CU. Academic prestige is marked by the university’s four Nobel laureates, seven MacArthur “genius” Fellows, 18 alumni astronauts and 19 Rhodes Scholars. For more information about the entire CU system, and to access campus resources, go to www.cu.edu. Published: Sept. 13, 2011 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more