Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share whatsapp Tuesday 23 November 2010 9:05 pm whatsapp BANK of England governor Mervyn King faces a tough grilling in front of MPs tomorrow after the man who is set to be his new deputy criticised the Bank for being slow in “fessing up” to mistakes made ahead of the financial crisis. Financial Services Authority chief executive Hector Sants told lawmakers the Bank had admitted to errors but in a “more elaborate and lengthy process” than the FSA has. “The FSA had a cleaner, more straight forward approach to fessing up,” Sants said.The UK is scrapping the FSA and handing many of its supervisory powers to a new prudential regulatory authority at the Bank, headed by Sants. Some were surprised that Sants criticised the Bank’s handling of the crisis ahead of his shift to his new role. “The level of communication, the level of interest in the central bank on financial stability issues, I think, was recognised by all to be very low in the pre-2007 period,” Sants told parliament’s treasury select committee.Sants said the FSA was limiting the amount of new work it was taking on.“Hector Sants was revealing and helpful,” said committee chairman Andrew Tyrie. 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 The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Bank has been slow to admit mistakes, says FSA boss Sants Tags: NULL More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org
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Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) 2004 annual report.Company ProfileTol Gases Limited produces and distributes gases for the industrial and medical segment in Tanzania. Known as Tanzania Oxygen, the company provides oxygen, compressed air, carbon dioxide, inert, hydrogen, nitrogen, ammonia, argon, nitrous oxide, helium and acetylene gases. It also provides medical consumables and pipeline installation services. The company was founded in 1950 as a branch of African Oxygen and Acetylene Company, and then became a branch of East African Oxygen Limited of Kenya which was part of the BOC Gases Group. It was wholly-owned by the government of Tanzania between 1986 and 1994, and thereafter privatised and listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. Tol Gases Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileNPF Microfinance Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for both serving and retired Officers and men and women employed by the Nigeria Police Force as well as the general banking public. The company is the leading microfinance institution in Nigeria and also offers loans, advances, money market products and financial advisory services to the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company has developed specialised products which includes Police After Service Account, Police Focal Account and IGP Premium Bond. Established in 1993, NPF Microfinance Bank Plc was granted its full license to operate as a Community Bank in 2002. It converted from its Community Bank status to a Microfinance Bank following a directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Its head office is in Obalende, Nigeria and its branch network extends to all the Police commands in the country. NPF Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) is a brilliant FTSE 100 lifeboat for these uncertain times.Drugs demand remains broadly resilient, whatever broader economic conditions are like. This is why City analysts reckon annual earnings at the Cambridge company will keep rising through to the end of 2021 at least. And so the FTSE 100 firm is expected to keep paying dividends of 280 US cents per share through the period, too. This creates chunky 2.6% yields.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The Big Pharma ace isn’t a great pick just for these turbulent times, however. It has a packed product pipeline in fast-growing therapy areas like cardiology and oncology. 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The Footsie, for example, has continued its steady ascent at the start of this week, driven by a further unwinding of quarantine measures in many parts of the globe.However, buyer interest in bullion has remained robust. Investors have continued purchasing the yellow and grey commodities on the growing social unrest that is enveloping US cities. Of course this is just one issue that is keeping gold sales bubbling along nicely, though.Shining starsFirst of all big questions over the Covid-19 pandemic persist. Global infection rates continue to rise and indeed they are spiking in some parts of the world. There’s a growing chorus from experts predicting a second wave of infections in the autumn. Naturally this leads to speculation that fresh lockdowns may be required in key territories.On top of this, signs of growing tension between the US and China are causing nerves to shake. 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My mum and dad for their support and driving me everywhere. My school coaches for giving me the confidence to run with the ball and be able to play.Also Ally Donaldson and Ian Monaghan, who I had last year with the U18s. They were really positive and gave the team confidence. We won our three matches.What have you learnt training with the senior Edinburgh squad? It’s been a great experience. My core skills have improved a lot because we do a lot of 15 v 15. And my contact work because I’m going up against bigger guys. That’s given me a lot of confidence.What are your goals going forward? Hopefully I get picked for the Junior World Cup, where we have a tough pool of New Zealand, South Africa and Georgia. That should be a great experience.Obviously there will be boys away with Scotland (at the start of next season), so it would be great if I can get Edinburgh game time then.What do you do away from rugby? This season I wanted to just focus on rugby, but I’ve applied to do history at uni next year. I’d like to do it full-time if I could. I’ll have discussions with the uni about what’s manageable.RW VERDICT: The teenager was one of the bright lights in a disappointing U20 Six Nations for the Scots. He became the first player born this century to represent Edinburgh, in a pre-season friendly against Bath, and recently made his Pro14 bow v Benetton. TAGS: Edinburgh Rugby Get to know Scottish speedster Jack Blain Fast show: Jack Blain makes a break against France U20 (Inpho) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Edinburgh and Scotland U20 wing Jack BlainDate of birth 21 February 2000 Born Edinburgh Club Edinburgh Country Scotland Position WingHow did you first get into rugby? I started off at the Stew Mel Lions when I was five or six. Then I played all the way through school, at Stewart’s Melville College. I was involved in some regional stuff and have played age-grade for Scotland as well – U16, U18 and U20.Did you play any other sports? I played cricket and did athletics for the school. I got involved in as many things as possible – I’m from a sporty family. My older brother, Scott, plays cricket and my younger brother, Tom, plays golf.I really enjoy rugby and being part of a team, and I was lucky enough to be offered an academy contract straight out of school. So I thought I’d give it a go and see where it took me. I’ve really enjoyed it this year.Have you always been a wing? I played a bit at centre at school but I’ve always enjoyed playing on the wing and I’m most comfortable out there. I like running with ball in hand.Which players do you admire? I like Rieko Ioane and Jacob Stockdale.Who’s been the biggest influence on you? This article originally appeared in the May 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 General Convention, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley, bishop for the Office of Pastoral Development, testifies at General Convention before the Committee on Churchwide Leadership on Resolution A147.[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The Committee on Churchwide Leadership is grappling with a host of resolutions, all of which are related in some way to the discernment, election and consecration of bishops, as well as issues surrounding leadership impairment due to alcohol and substance misuse and behavioral addictions. In the life of the church, these two topics go hand in hand.“We cannot look at these issues in isolation they are so connected,” said the Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley, bishop for the Office of Pastoral Development.The Commission on Impairment and Leadership, which refers to intervention, evaluation and possible re-entry or action needed related to various forms of leadership impairment, has submitted D057, D058 and D059. Additional resolutions ask for canonical amendments. This commission of Executive Council also published the Report of the Commission on Impairment and Leadership in 2017.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.The Task Force on the Episcopacy, which reviewed the existing process and made recommendations to improve the path to the episcopacy, increase diversity in the House of Bishops, and offer support to the Office of Pastoral Development in its work with dioceses, advanced 34 resolutions. Those pertaining to the discernment of and evaluation for the episcopacy are A145, A146, A147 and A148. The task force’s Blue Book report begins on page 678.Where the two groups intersect is in the areas of physical and mental health, and substance abuse and addiction. Impairment and Leadership considered this from the perspective of awareness training and crisis intervention, and Task Force on Episcopacy through screening, privacy and reporting.How to help the church elect bishops who will have successful episcopates was part of the task force’s work, Katie Sherrod of Fort Worth explained, noting that former Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook’s “shadow obviously loomed large over the resolution that put us into existence.” Cook killed bicyclist Thomas Palermo in December 2014 as she was driving and texting while drunk. She had been previously arrested in 2010 on an impaired-driving charge. Cook disclosed the arrest to diocesan leaders during the bishop suffragan search process, according to a diocesan statement released after the Dec. 27 accident, but the entire convention that elected Cook on May 2, 2014, was not told about it.Deputy Scott Slater of Maryland testified on July 5 before the Committee on Churchwide Leadership in support of Resolution A147, to create a Pilot Board for Episcopal Transitions. From Slater’s experience as someone who has a history of addiction, the church lacks procedures for vetting someone thoroughly. This was the case in Maryland, and he experienced it again as a recent candidate for bishop elsewhere.“I was asked a series of 22 questions and any ‘yes’ answer causes the search or standing committee of the diocese to dig deeper. I’m not sure of the resources available to Transition Consultants when faced with a ‘yes’ answer to one of the 22 questions. In my recent experience, they did not seem to have adequate resources and standards in vetting,” Slater said. “I found myself having to educate the standing committee who was vetting me on how to vet me because of that ‘yes’ answer.”Slater sees both training transition consultants and making public the resources they use to aid dioceses throughout the transition process important steps to improving the bishop election process.Describing the process of the 22 questions on the Behavioral Study Questionnaire, a clinical interview of a candidate for bishop, Ousley said, “Answers are part of a ‘decision tree’ where answers can lead to other questions in the clinical assessment. The assessment has a medical and a psychiatric component. This process is specific to potential bishops.” He added that some dioceses use this or a similar process for clergy as well.After the assessment, the Office of Pastoral Development receives the report from the medical doctor and a certificate from the psychiatrist. If there are no yellow or red flags, then the respective certificates – not the reports – are shared with the presiding bishop and the diocese’s Standing Committee president. The certificates state that there is nothing in the assessment to prevent the person from functioning as bishop. If something is flagged in either report, then the information is shared with the presiding bishop and the president of the Standing Committee of the diocese.It is highly recommended by the OPD that dioceses have the medical and psychological evaluations done before the candidate is put on the slate. The office began recommending that practice in July 2017. The common practice had been to do these evaluations post-election.Awareness. Intervention. Consistency. Training. Transparency. Leadership. Separately, they are important to the work of the church. Brought together, the work of the church has a much broader impact.– Sharon Tillman is a freelance writer and a member of the ENS General Convention reporting team. 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The 20 people who died in the Oct. 6 tragic crash of a supersized limousine in Schoharie, N.Y., were not the first victims of the limousine company owner Shahed Hussain.Hussain, responsible for the faulty operation of the limousine, had been convicted in a Department of Motor Vehicles scam in 2001. To avoid prosecution and the prospect of deportation to Pakistan, where he faced a murder charge, Hussain convinced the FBI to take him on as an informant.For several years, Hussain recorded conversations at the DMV for the FBI, incriminating friends and co-workers. Between 2004 and 2013, he was paid $96,000 of taxpayers’ money for his role in three separate entrapments of Muslim citizens and destruction of their communities. Several innocent men are now serving life sentences as a result of Hussain’s extremely questionable testimony.The Albany-based Muslim Solidarity Committee, the national Project SALAM (Support and Legal Advocacy for Muslims) and the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms issued a joint press release on Oct. 9 exposing Hussain’s betrayal of Muslim communities.The statement reads in part: “Our grief for the victims of the tragedy is mixed with our grief for the many victims of FBI stings involving the owner of the limousine company, Shahed Hussain … well known from his role as an FBI informant in three persecutions of Muslim citizens. … The FBI rewarded Hussain for his efforts by paying him handsomely, money he then used to start several businesses, including a motel and Prestige Limousine, whose limousine crashed in Schoharie.”The three cases referenced in the statement were the Aref-Hossain sting case in Albany, N.Y., in 2004–2006; the Newburgh Four sting case in Newburgh, N.Y., in 2009–2010; and the Khalifa Al-Akili sting case in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 2012–2013. These have been the subject of three documentaries — “Waiting for Mercy,” “The Newburgh Sting” and the Emmy-winning “(T)error.”In all three cases, Hussain set up the “plots” and put these into motion by manipulating the men he was targeting.Hussain under FBI protection?Many news sources are focusing on the fact that the limousine, owned by Hussain’s company, repeatedly failed several New York state safety inspections, including a Sept. 4 test showing brake system malfunction, among other issues.It is probable that brake failure led to the limousine speeding through an intersection and crashing into an embankment, killing the driver, all 17 passengers on board and two nearby pedestrians.The overriding question is why were state, county and local officials looking the other way when it came to owner Shahed Hussain? Why was Hussain’s Prestige Limousines allowed to rent out vehicles that failed inspections repeatedly? Why was his company allowed to function with drivers who were not licensed to operate these vehicles?Prestige Limousines and Crest Inn, both owned by Hussain, had been the subject of frequent complaints and legal violations. Since 1997, Hussain had also been involved in dozens of lawsuits in Albany County.Throughout, the FBI supported him, ignoring the potential dangers. After the fact, on Oct. 8, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the limousine company was under investigation and could no longer operate.But on Oct. 10, when police arrested Hussain’s son Nauman in connection with the limo crash, the New York State Police superintendent stated the son bore “sole responsibility.“ No mention was made of Shahed Hussain, the company owner. (New York Times 10/10/18)Shahed Hussain, apparently still under FBI protection, was allowed to leave the U.S. immediately following the crash. He is reported to be now in either Pakistan or Dubai, leaving his son and his company’s workers to take the heat.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Help by sharing this information to go further MyanmarAsia – Pacific MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture News News Receive email alerts Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Follow the news on Myanmar With just two months to go to the general elections that the military government plans to hold on 7 November, there are still no grounds for thinking that the Burmese and foreign media will be able to cover the campaign and polling freely. Prior censorship remains in effect and that rules out any possibility of a democratic election. Without press freedom, the election will just be a sham.Burma has more than 150 privately-owned newspapers and magazines but they are all subject to pre-publication censorship by the Press Scrutiny and Registration Division, commonly known as the Press Scrutiny Board, which is run by a military officer. This kind of censorship is virtually unique in the world and prevents the emergence of any editorial independence.The international media that broadcast in Burmese – BBC, RFA, VOA and DVB – have never been allowed to work freely inside the country and have repeatedly been attacked by the military government. Very few visas are issued to foreign reporters.“Our hands are tied,” a Rangoon-based journalist told Reporters Without Borders. The run-up to the elections – the results of which have already been decided, according to the main opposition party – has been accompanied by an increase in censorship.The exile magazine Irrawaddy quoted the editor of a Burmese publication as saying: “Three officials normally check our newspaper at the Press Scrutiny Board but, with the elections coming up, each line is now read and re-read by a dozen officials.” He added that additional staff began being assigned to the Press Scrutiny Board in May.The latest example of censorship is a one-week suspension of the weekly Modern Times for changing the headline of its weather forecast without permission. A well-known forecaster’s article about the possibility of heavy rain in September was given the headline “Will it come in September?” The censors suspected an allusion to the 2007 Saffron Revolution.The magazine The Voice was suspended for two weeks in July because of an article by Nay Win Maung, a political analyst who writes under the name of Aung Htut, about the powers and prerogatives that the constitution will give the next president. The suspension was surprising because The Voice supports the military government, in particular Maj. Gen. Htay Oo, one of the most influential ministers.Nay Myo Wei, the leader of an opposition party expected to take part in election, complained in July that an interview he gave to the weekly Pyithu Khit was suppressed by the censors.A Burmese journalist explained that the Press Scrutiny Board does not issue written suspension orders but just gives verbal instructions to suspend publication temporarily.At the same time, the police are continuing to prevent the circulation of any publications that support the opposition. In July, for example, a teenager was arrested in Rangoon in possession of books written by Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of the opposition National League for Democracy, and Win Tin, a veteran journalist who is a member of the NLD leadership.Within the restrictions imposed by the Press Scrutiny Board, a few publications, the most pro-government ones, have managed to provide some coverage of the preparations for the elections. The coverage is above all limited to the electoral manoeuvring of the generals in the government and the registration of political parties.The authorities also announced in July that the publication of propaganda articles prepared by government writers would be optional. “But the media will have to publish them all the same if the request comes from the highest authorities,” a Press Scrutiny Board official told the New Delhi-based Mizzima News.The government press, especially The New Light of Myanmar (http://www.myanmar.com/newspaper/nlm/index.html), has meanwhile been publishing pages and pages of information about the preparations being made by the military for the elections.Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association already issued a statement in March saying that, as things stood, the elections being organised by the military government would not be credible because of the lack of media freedom (http://en.rsf.org/burma-no-credible-elections-without-26-03-2010,36847.html).A “censors’ paradise,” Burma is ranked 171st out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 12, 2021 Find out more September 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 With elections just two months away, media still denied freedom and access News May 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation May 31, 2021 Find out more