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Rio to press on with expansion

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What the other papers say this morning

first_img What the other papers say this morning Wednesday 22 December 2010 8:50 pm Share whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Show Comments ▼ whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESPATTEN TOPS LIST TO CHAIR BBC TRUSTSix people are on the shortlist to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust, according to two insiders who have seen the document. Lord Patten, former Conservative party chairman and the last governor of Hong Kong, is clear favourite. But Sir Howard Davies, director of the London School of Economics, might be preferred if the BBC were to be subject to more stringent reforms, the pair said.ONION CRISIS ADDS TO INDIAN PM’S WOESManmohan Singh, India’s Prime Minister, already under fire over a multibillion-dollar telecoms corruption scandal, suddenly has a more down-to-earth problem on his plate – the skyrocketing price of onions. Their price at India’s retail vegetable markets has doubled from Rs35 ($0.78) per kg to Rs80 in the past few days, angering consumers already feeling the pinch from a year of food price inflation and rising fuel prices.WALL STREET POISED FOR EARNINGS HITWall Street’s fourth-quarter results are set to be dogged by sluggish trading activity as Europe’s economic woes and rising competition deprived banks such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley of a key source of profits, executives and analysts said. Lacklustre earnings in fixed income trading in the past two quarters of 2010 after a robust first half will put pressure on banks to pay smaller bonuses to traders. Last year, as the financial crisis receded, star traders in the bond, foreign exchange and commodities markets received large pay-outs on the back of surging profits. Several analysts have already cut their fourth quarter profit forecasts.THE TIMESLET RIVALS JOIN THE WHITEHALL CLUB, FOX WARNS DEFENCE ELITELiam Fox has demanded that Britain’s most powerful grouping of defence companies become more representative and less “clubby” or risk being frozen out of government circles.The defence secretary is understood to be concerned that while the Defence Industries Council has access to the highest levels of his ministry, it represents only nine of the 9,000 companies in the sector.TYCOON SET TO TEST APPETITE FOR REDBACKHong Kong’s wealthiest tycoon is poised to test the city’s appetite for renminbi-denominated shares with a 10bn renminbi (£977m) of stock in a REIT as the former British colony seeks to make itself the global launch pad for the Chinese “redback”.The Daily TelegraphUK ECONOMY COULD CONTRACT IN 2011, WARNS BANK OF ENGLAND’S PAUL FISHERA senior Bank of England official has warned that the economy may suffer another period of contraction in 2011, more than a year after the recession officially ended. Paul Fisher, executive director of markets and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), warned: “It’s not impossible that we would see a quarter of negative growth.”RECORD £10BN DROP IN UK EXPORTS BLAMED ON BANKER BASHINGOfficial figures show the biggest ever drop in UK exports of financial services – down by £10bn or one fifth in a year – according to a leading economist who blames banker bashing critics in government and the media. Tim Congdon has based his analysis on Central Statistical Office figures.WALL STREET JOURNALWALGREEN PROFIT RISES 19 PER CENTWalgreen’s earnings rose 19 per cent as the drugstore operator benefited from cost controls and its slowing of new-store openings. The US’s largest drugstore chain has seen its monthly results mostly buck the sector’s general weakness, with pharmacy operations that far outpaced its rivals. AIG NEARS CHOICE OF BUYER FOR TAIWAN LIFE INSURERDirectors of American International Group are expected to confer todayto try to agree on a preferred bidder for its Taiwan business, according to people familiar with the situation. That choice likely will be announced next week, the people said. AIG has been struggling to raise more than $2bn by selling Nan Shan Life Insurance. The company has been winnowing the list of suitors based on who is likely to win approval from a local regulator last_img read more

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House prices bounce back in the capital

first_imgMonday 7 March 2011 8:32 pm whatsapp 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 TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition Tags: NULL whatsapp LONDON is rebounding from the UK’s housing market slump, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) revealed today.While house prices continued to fall throughout the rest of the country, prices actually rose in the capital in February, according to the latest RICS survey.A positive balance of 14 per cent of surveyors reported jumps in London house prices, compared to negative balances in all other regions. The south east was the least negative, with 16 per cent more surveyors reporting a decline in prices than a rise.“Broad trends in the survey indicate an increasing variation in the housing market across the UK with London and to a lesser extent the south east operating in a very different orbit,” said RICS spokesperson Jeremy Leaf.Wales (-58 per cent) and Yorkshire and Humberside (-51 per cent) were the worst performing regions.London was also the only region to report positive price expectations for the next three months.And new buyer enquiries were up strongly in the capital, well above the national average. Only Scotland recorded a larger increase in new enquiries for house purchases in February.Across the UK, 26 per cent more surveyors said that prices fell in February, compared to those who said prices rose.However, despite house prices continuing to drop nationally, there were signs that the market may be about to bottom out. A majority – 56 per cent – of respondents have reported prices as level for two months in a row, according to the section of data that is not adjusted for seasonal variations. And less than a third, 32 per cent, of surveyors reported lower prices in February – down from 50 per cent in December. center_img Share House prices bounce back in the capital Show Comments ▼ 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap KCS-content last_img read more

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Spelinspektionen submits match-fixing rules for EC approval

first_img Sweden’s Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) submitted new regulations on match fixing to the country’s National Board of Trade, for the board to notify the European Commission of the changes, and has conducted an impact assessment of the rules.Swedish gambling regulator’s rules would limit betting to the top four divisions of football.Furthermore, betting on Swedish Cup would be limited to matches featuring teams from the top four tiers. Markets for matches involving foreign clubs would only be permitted when each participating team is from the top four tiers of each country’s footballing pyramid.Operators would only be able to take bets on international matches from under-21 level upwards.Last month, when it announced the plans to ban betting on lower-league matches, Spelinspektionen also proposed banning betting on training matches or friendlies entirely, but opted to continue to allow international friendlies.In addition, betting must not be offered in the event of a rule violation such as a yellow card or penalty in football, while betting must not be offered on individual performance of anyone under 18 years of age. In addition, licensees will be required to produce annual reports on potential match-fixing activity.The new rules on match fixing can only take effect after the EU Commission has given its opinion, which takes just over three months. Spelinspektionen said the rules could come into effect no earlier than the end of 2020.The regulator said that the restriction on lower-league betting was necessary because it can be more liable to match-fixing.Match fixing is considered as one of the biggest threats to sports today and as a result of this as well against betting and the companies that provide betting,” it said.“There are, as far as can be judged, great risks in offering bets on games at low divisions in football.“Monitoring from both sports federations and the media is lower and the athletes do not make money and are thus more vulnerable. There is also a risk of athletes or whole associations coming in contact with match fixing at lower levels and then taking the problem up through the pyramid with any sporting success.”However, it added that if its regulations were stricter, such as with greater limits on restrictions on live betting, it would prevent many operators from offering these products at all. The regulator added that overly strict match-fixing regulations could potentially lead to some operators leaving the Swedish market.Spelinspektionen also said it was aware of the risk that the restrictions could apply in encouraging more players to play on unlicensed sites.“The unlicensed gaming market is never further away than a click on your computer or phone,” it said.These sites, it said, have less reason to fight match-fixing and so increased play on these sites could potentially lead to greater integrity problems. The regulator also noted that it may become harder for authorities to recognise suspicious betting patterns on lower-league events or friendly matches, as licenced operators will no longer take bets on them.“Under the Gaming Act, licensed gaming companies have incentives to report suspected manipulation and are urged by industry organizations to do so, while unlicensed gaming companies have little or no incentive to report to police or otherwise collaborate with Swedish authorities or industry cross-border cooperation bodies,” Spelinspektionen said.In terms of the effect on operators, the Authority said that the majority of the restrictions require “one-off action”, which it said would mean the effects of implementation would be minimal.While Spelinspektionen acknowledged that players would need to be notified of the changes, it said it could do this itself in appropriate time.The exception to this was the restriction on individual bets concerning minors. The regulator said it did not have access to enough data to calculate the cost in time or money to bring in these rules, as they vary too much between operators.The regulator added that there was no concern that the measures violated any EU laws.EU states can create their own rules surrounding regulation of gambling,, provided the Treaty on the General Rules of Procedure of the European Union concerning the four freedoms (movement of goods, movement of capital, movement of people and provision of services) and secondary rights are taken into account.National measures that do not take into account these freedoms may still be justified, but only if applied in a non-discriminatory manner for “imperative” reasons of public interest.“The regulations proposed in will not be discriminatory, they are motivated by compelling public interest considerations and the integrity of Swedish sports, they are appropriate  to achieve their goals and they do not go beyond what is necessary to achieve a well-functioning gaming market where sporting integrity is preserved,” Spelinspektionen said.The regulator consulted Sweden’s igaming operator trade association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel BOS, its National Sports Federation, and the gaming industry’s national organization, SPER, before the impact assessment.When first proposed, Spelinspektionen’s rules proved controversial in Sweden. BOS and industry consulting company H2 Gambling Capital called for less restriction, arguing the rules will shift activity to unlicensed companies.However, Svenska Spel argued the proposals did not go far enough to stop betting-related corruption.The legislation is now subject to a standstill period that runs until 21 August this year. Spelinspektionen submits match-fixing rules for EC approval 20th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Email Addresscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Sweden’s Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) submitted new regulations on match fixing to the country’s National Board of Trade, for the board to notify the European Commission of the changes, and has conducted an impact assessment of the rules.last_img read more

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Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgHotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileHotelest Limited is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and is engaged in the tourism and hospitality industry where, through the company’s subsidiary, Constance Hotels Services Limited, owns and operates hotels. Hotelest Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

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An 8% FTSE 100 dividend stock I’d buy to top up my pension

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 An 8% FTSE 100 dividend stock I’d buy to top up my pension Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 | More on: BATS Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away.center_img Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Alan Oscroft Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Some might have ethical objections to the tobacco industry. But from an investing perspective, I find it hard to fault British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS). I’d even rate it one of my top FTSE 100 stock picks for a long-term pension plan. The company has been offering a reliable progressive dividend for years, and forecasts currently indicate yields around the 8% mark.A pre-close update Wednesday spoke of the firm’s strategic priorities. The key seems to be growing its share of what it calls ‘New Categories’. That’s products that don’t involve combustible tobacco, thus reducing the associated health risks. BATS says the first half has seen continuing strong growth in that market. And it sounds like the strength is extending into the second half too.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 bulk of profit is still coming from cigarettes though, and that’s holding up well. We are in the midst of a global reduction in smoking, but it looks softer than previously thought. The global volume of cigarettes and similar products is now expected to decline by a relatively moderate 5% this year. The industry had earlier been expecting a drop of 7%.Weak market reactionThe BATS share price trailed the rest of the FTSE 100 in early trading, though it did come back fairly quickly. But on a morning when most of the Footsie is green with very few shares in the red, it’s a little disappointing. It’s in spite of the company’s reiteration of its earlier guidance too. Adjusted revenue growth, at constant currency, should be at the high end of the 1-3% range. And we should see mid-single figure adjusted EPS growth.The biggest downside for me is debt. British American is working to get its net debt to EBITDA multiple down, which is a good thing. But its target is a fairly high 3x. That’s around twice my rule-of-thumb comfort level. I can handle worse than that for a company with a clear view of future income, but I’m still a bit twitchy.Maybe the most important snippet from a pension viewpoint concerns the BATS dividend. The company has confirmed a “dividend payout ratio of 65% of adjusted diluted EPS and growth in sterling terms, supported by a strong liquidity position.” Hopefully, that strong liquidity position will also help towards getting debts down further.FTSE 100 for pensionsWhen it comes to providing for my retirement, I rate FTSE 100 dividends above all else. And those buying now could be locking in a healthy income stream, thanks to the market turning against tobacco shares.The British American Tobacco share price is down 10% in 2020, though the Covid-19 impact on the firm looks fairly minimal. Over the past five years, the negativity is more apparent. BATS shares are down 20% on a timescale that’s seen the FTSE 100 gain 11%.We’re looking at P/E multiples of only around eight now. I think that seriously undervalues the long-term income stream coming from BATS. Smoking tobacco might be slowly losing its popularity. But with alternatives growing nicely, I think the long-term future for tobacco will be cash rich. And that’s exactly what I want from a FTSE 100 pension investment.last_img read more

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FREE calendar with the new Rugby World!

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight Here are ten reasons to buy the January 2017 edition of Rugby World Locked on: David Pocock is an expert at the breakdown. Photo: Getty Images6. The Georgian with a travel bugTbilisi-born Val Rapava Ruskin has played in Georgia, South Africa, France and England. And he’s still only 24! Get to know the Worcester prop in the new issue.Well travelled: Val Rapava Ruskin in action for Worcester. Photo: Getty Images7. The ultimate end-of-year quizThink you’re a rugby expert? Then test your knowledge in our end-of-year quiz – it’s tough but Lovell Rugby prizes are up for grabs!Mystery man: Know who this is? You’d have one correct answer in our quiz!8. How rugby helps refugees in ItalyDiscover how Le Tre Rose rugby project is helping immigrants to settle into their new Italian community – it’s the games values at their best.9. A grass-roots pleaRugby is proving a hit with new recruits, but Stephen Jones argues that more young men need to return to the game to swell grass-roots numbers.Gaining numbers: Stephen Jones wants to see more people playing club rugby. Photo: Offside10. The rise of Germany – and others!center_img Another year of rugby is coming to an end but the latest issue of Rugby World is still packed with news and views from around the world. We have exclusive interviews, expert analysis, fantastic photos and much more – here are ten reasons to pick up a copy of RW’s January issue…1. FREE 2017 CALENDAR!The new issue comes with a free – yes, FREE! – 2017 calendar that celebrates British & Irish Lions tours to New Zealand with fantastic photographs.2. Big names – and more big namesThe January issue is packed with rugby stars, including Charles Piutau, Mako Vunipola, Leigh Halfpenny, CJ Stander, Greig Laidlaw, John Kingston, Ken Owens, Jonny May and more!Pass master: Ulster’s Charles Piutau has won a lot of fans with offloads like this. Photo: Inpho3. Christmas gift guideStruggling for present ideas? Rugby World to the rescue! We’ve pulled together a host of a suggestions across six pages for the rugby fans in your life – or you can treat yourself!4. On tour with the BarbariansWe go inside the Baa-Baas recent tour to the Czech Republic to see what it is like to be part of the famous invitational side.Clean sweep: Michael Fatialofa tidies the dressing room in Prague. Photo: Alan Dymock5. Richie Gray’s top tipsScotland’s defensive contact consultant explains how to coach the breakdown so you can get your rucks right. Germany had an impressive November so we report on how and why the country is doing so well. Plus, there’s news from Jamaica.On the move: Jamaica’s women’s and men’s sevens sides have had success recentlyFor the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here. Find your local stockist here and you can download the digital edition here.last_img read more

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Raging fires in Australia ignite mass protests

first_imgWhile devastating fires, ignited by a record-breaking heat wave in Australia, have grown in strength and number since September 2019, the sources of these fires go back to when the British began colonizing the continent some 200 years earlier. Mass protests across Australia Jan. 10.It is estimated that over 1 billion animals have perished in the flames and 27 people have been killed. This immense and irreversible loss of life is the result of the theft of Aboriginal lands, destruction of sacred sites, introduction of foreign species and pests, poisoning the land and water, and growth of water-intense produce. The disrespect for Indigenous custodians of the land and disregard for warning signs, including drought, fires and floods, have also contributed to this catastrophe — along with the climate catastrophe.Vanessa Cavanaugh, an Aboriginal woman of the Bundjalung Wonnarua (original custodians of lands on the eastern coast of Australia), co-wrote an article: “Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis.” She states, “Colonial legacies of eradication, dispossession, assimilation and racism continue to impact the lived realities of Aboriginal peoples. Added to this is the widespread exclusion of our peoples from accessing and managing traditional homelands. These factors compound the trauma of these unprecedented fires.” (theconversation.com, Jan. 9)Cavanaugh explains that with intergenerational trauma comes intergenerational wisdom. The few areas that are still managed by Indigenous people practicing cultural burning have resisted annihilation from these massive bushfires, whereas other areas have not. These protected areas will be quicker to recover from the devastation and will provide an example of how to move forward to prevent something this disastrous from occurring again. She wrote on her Jan. 6 Twitter feed regarding the land: “I hope it’ll recover. I hope that Indigenous knowledge & expertise takes precedence in the forward management of natural environments. This requires Indigenous people & systems leading the process, not being tacked on, or our knowledges excerpted & cropped into failing models.” For thousands of years, Aboriginal custodians of the land have practiced cultural burning. Also known as fire-stick burning, it is the intentional practice of setting small, controlled flames to prevent fire risks and produce new life. These cultural practices were passed down in order to make land more fire-resilient, as well as to rejuvenate local flora, protect native animal habitats and engage in reciprocal kinship with the land. Oliver Costello, from Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation, has been trying to implement these practices on a large scale. He states, “Since colonisation, many Indigenous people have been removed from their land, and their cultural fire management practices have been constrained by authorities, informed by Western views of fire and land management.” (theconversation.com, Jan. 9)Australia’s BolsonaroAustralia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been deemed “the Australian Bolsonaro.” Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is a climate change denier who has actively allowed the Amazon rainforest to burn for the benefit of businesses and to the detriment of Indigenous people as well as the rest of the planet. The scale is comparable. According to NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System, the 2019 fires in the Amazon torched 11 million acres of land, while fires in Australia have burned 14.5 million acres.Since September Australia’s bushfires have released 350 million tons of carbon dioxide, equal to two-thirds of the country’s annual emissions from human-made sources based on data from NASA satellites, according to Pep Canadell, director of the Global Carbon Project. (Reuters, Jan. 7)Despite all the available data, Prime Minister Morrison and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor have ignored all sound science and warnings that the crisis will only grow worse if the current lack of response is maintained. Morrison and Taylor say that Australia does not need to cut carbon dioxide emissions more aggressively to limit global warming, even after a three-year drought and unprecedented bushfires. Instead, they say Australia, which contributes 1.3 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, but is the second-largest emitter per capita behind the United States, should be rewarded for beating its emissions reduction targets for 2020. As the world leader in coal exports at $70 billion annually, Australia is going to have to greatly restructure the way it does business and life if it is going to survive this catastrophic threat.Crisis ignites mass protestTens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in every major city throughout Australia on Jan. 10. These nationwide rallies were organized by Uni Students for Climate Justice. With 30,000 rallying in Sydney alone, the masses called for the resignation of Morrison because of his inaction in response to this massive climate crisis. In light of recent international developments, troops from neighboring New Zealand are calling for a boycott on war with Iran. Teanau Tuiono from Manawatu Peace Action alleges the U.S. has wanted war with Iran for decades. Rather than fall in line with the imperialist power, he asserts that New Zealand troops, which include a high percentage of Indigenous Māori, are better deployed in their own region working on issues such as climate crisis.In an era when catastrophic events are increasingly and violently displacing the living, the movement for climate justice is still evolving. This movement must support Indigenous custodial practices and sovereignty and act in solidarity with migrants, who are increasingly displaced by the climate crisis and the imperialist system that exacerbates it. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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College Access Plan Teams Up to Provide No-Cost SAT Class to Juniors

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Maryland Overtakes Florida for Nation’s Highest Foreclosure Rate

first_img  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Foreclosure Filings Foreclosures Maryland RealtyTrac 2014-11-12 Brian Honea Share Save About Author: Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. 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Home / Daily Dose / Maryland Overtakes Florida for Nation’s Highest Foreclosure Rate Previous: President to Nominate Investment Banker for Treasury’s Senior Domestic Finance Position Next: Foreclosure Filings See Largest Monthly Increase In Four Yearscenter_img Tagged with: Foreclosure Filings Foreclosures Maryland RealtyTrac Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Maryland Overtakes Florida for Nation’s Highest Foreclosure Rate Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago A surge in foreclosure activity for Maryland in October pushed the state into the top spot among states with the highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to RealtyTrac’s October 2014 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report released Thursday.Maryland overtook Florida, which had held the number one position for 12 consecutive months, according to RealtyTrac. Before October, the last time Florida did not have the nation’s highest foreclosure rate for a month was in September 2013, when Nevada held the top spot.Foreclosure filings, which include default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions (REOs), totaled 5,943 for Maryland in October (one in every 400 residential housing units), an increase of 68 percent from September and 30 percent from October 2013. It was the highest number of foreclosure filings for the Old Line State for a single month since July 2010, a total of 51 months.All three phases of the foreclosure process jumped up year-over-year in Maryland in October: foreclosure starts rose by 4 percent, scheduled foreclosure auctions increased by 12 percent, and REOs skyrocketed by 190 percent, according to RealtyTrac.Foreclosure activity declined in Florida in October on a year-over-year basis for the 15th consecutive month, according to RealtyTrac. Month-over-month, foreclosure activity in the Sunshine State declined by 2 percent. One in every 444 residential properties in Florida had a foreclosure filing in October, giving it the second-highest rate among states.Nevada had the nation’s third-highest foreclosure rate in October with one for every 596 residential properties, according to RealtyTrac. Foreclosure activity in the Silver State was up 34 percent from September but down 31 percent from October 2013. In Ohio, foreclosure filings increased by 51 percent from September to October, ranking the Buckeye State fourth with one foreclosure filing for every 674 housing units. Even with the significant month-over-month increase, foreclosure activity in Ohio was down by 22 percent from October 2013.In Illinois, foreclosure filings increased by 11 percent from September to October but like Ohio, they declined by 22 percent year-over-year. The Prairie State’s foreclosure rate of one for every 712 housing units was the fifth highest rate in the U.S. for October, according to RealtyTrac.Rounding out the top 10 for the highest foreclosure rate among states in October, according to RealtyTrac, were Delaware (sixth, 1:752), Indiana (seventh, 1:762), South Carolina (eighth, 1:814), New Jersey (ninth, 1:878) and Georgia (10th, 1:899).Maryland’s spike in foreclosures can be attributed to the enormous year-over-year increases in October for two of the state’s largest metro areas. In Baltimore, foreclosure completions surged by 212 percent and in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, foreclosure completions saw a 178 increase, according to RealtyTrac. Baltimore had the fifth-highest foreclosure rate in the U.S. among metropolitan areas with a population of more than 200,000, with one foreclosure filing for every 435 housing units, according to RealtyTrac. The metro areas with the four highest foreclosure rates were all in Florida.Baltimore’s foreclosure rate of 1:435 was the third-highest among the nation’s top 20 most populated metro areas. The top two were Miami and Tampa. November 12, 2014 1,664 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more