UK Unemployment

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EU referendum: Politicians and business leaders line up to campaign for and against Brexit

first_img whatsapp The cross-party campaign has the backing of a swathe of politicians, including Policy Network chairman Lord Peter Mandelson, former Conservative minister Damian Green and current Green MP Caroline Lucas – not to mention former Prime Ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Sir John Major.It is widely expected that Prime Minister David Cameron will take the helm of the campaign closer to the In/Out vote. Cameron has promised a referendum by the end of 2017, following a period of renegotiation.Read more: Nigel Farage plays down talk of split in the out campaignMeanwhile, a cross-party campaign for the UK to leave the EU, Vote Leave, kicked off last week with the support of the Conservative party’s top donor Peter Cruddas and leading Labour backer John Mills.Conservative MP Steve Baker, Labour MP Kate Hoey and Ukip MP Douglas Carswell have also said they are joining the campaign, as are business leaders, including Patisserie Valerie chairman Luke Johnson and hedge fund manager Crispin Odey. The official campaign period may be months away – Cameron has yet to announce a vote date – but the PM heads for Brussels on Thursday for a two-day summit with European heads of state, where he is expected again to make the case for a renegotiation of the UK’s relationship with the EU.Cameron discussed the UK’s reform agenda over dinner at Chequers with German chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday.Separately, the Treasury Select Committee is soliciting evidence for what chairman Andrew Tyrie called a “wide-ranging” investigation “into the financial costs and benefits of the UK’s membership of the EU”. Share Caitlin Morrison Heavyweight politicians and business leaders have nailed their colours to the mast in the debate over Britain’s EU membership by throwing their support behind the “in” and “out” campaigns, as referendum battle lines are drawn.The campaign for the UK to remain in the EU, Britain Stronger in Europe, officially launches today. Led by former Marks & Spencer chief executive Lord Stuart Rose, the group also counts former chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, Apprentice star Baroness Karren Brady and RLM Finsbury founder Roland Rudd among its board members. Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp Monday 12 October 2015 12:00 am EU referendum: Politicians and business leaders line up to campaign for and against Brexit More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comlast_img read more

Looking forward to Sunday’s jam-packed day of club football action

first_img Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Facebook Twitter Twitter Previous articleLaois Ladies last chance to stay intermediate rest on today’s relegation battleNext articleOur preview of the All-Ireland U16 camogie semi-final featuring Laois and Limerick Gavin Cooper Pinterest Laois SFC Round 2 Winners- Arles-Killeen v KilleshinIn O’Moore Park at 12pmBoth teams will come into this game full of confidence. They’ve got a favorable draw and both teams will be hoping to reach the quarter-final stage.Arles-Killeen come into the game after defeating Crettyard by two points in Round 1 while Killeshin were comfortable in their victory over 2016 county champions Stradbally.Both teams are sa good spread of quality and while keeping tabs on the Kingstons will be a big job for the Killeshin defence, they should have enough pace and movement elsewhere to book a quarter-final place for the third year running.Story so far: Arles-Killeen got the better of Crettyard by 1-13 to 1-11. Killeshin impressed in their 3-14 to 2-8 victory over StradballyLast meeting: These sides last met in 2016 in Round 3. Arles-Killeen won by nine points to secure a quarter-final spot. GAA By Gavin Cooper – 11th August 2019 Facebook Rory Bracken O’Dempsey’s Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly BuildersRound 2 of the Laois SFC and IFC conclude on Sunday with two games in the IFC and four in the SFC.We look ahead to the action here. 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp Odds: Arles-Killeen 11/4; Killeshin 1/3; Draw 8/1Prediction: KilleshinLaois SFC Round 2 Qualifier- Ballylinan v Arles-KilcruiseIn O’Moore Park at 1.30pmBallylinan had a tough start to this year’s championship having been drawn against county champions Portlaoise.Arles-Kilcruise were steamrolled by high-flying Courtwood in Round 1.Both sides exited the championship at the Round 3 stage, but they’ll be hoping to reach a quarter-final this year.Ballylinan are without Gary Walsh and it was evident against Portlaoise.Arles-Kilcruise were not able for the younger, more fitter team in Round 1 and it could well be the case again.Story so far: Ballylinan were ousted by Portlaoise 2-18 to 0-11 while Arles-Kilcruise were well beaten 4-14 to 1-11 against Courtwood.Last meeting: You have to go all the way back to 2010 for the last time these two neighbours met in championship football. On that occasion, Arles-Kilcruise won 0-17 to 2-8 in the quarter-final.Odds: Ballylinan 1/4; Arles-Kilcruise 7/2; Draw 8/1Prediction: BallylinanLaois SFC Round 2 Qualifier- Emo v StradballyIn O’Moore Park at 6pmThese two teams were destined for so much. Emo reached the county final in 2015 while Stradbally famously won the championship in 2016.Emo could have easily beat Ballyroan-Abbey on Tuesday, but their wide count cost them dearly.Stradbally were very disappointing in their game against Killeshin and were well beaten. They were without top player Jody Dillon as well as a selection of other regular starters.The short turnaround will be tough on Emo but they showed more in their two games against Ballyroan-Abbey than Stradbally did against Killeshin.Story so far: Emo drew their first game against Ballyroan-Abbey 1-13 to 2-10, but were beaten in the replay 1-10 to 0-12. Killeshin were deserved winners over Stradbally 3-14 to 2-6.Last meeting: The sides last met in 2011 where Stradbally got the better of Emo.Odds: Emo 8/13; Stradbally 13/8; Draw 13/2Prediction: EmoLaois SFC Round 2 Winners- Graiguecullen v O’Dempsey’sIn O’Moore Park at 7.30pmBoth of these sides recorded impressive victories in the first round. Graiguecullen got the better of Ballyfin.O’Dempsey’s continued their good form of last season by recording a comfortable win over St Joseph’s while Graiguecullen were very patchy against Ballyfin and only made sure of the win late on.The sides met twice last year in the championship with one win apiece, O’Dempsey’s crucially winning the semi-final meeting.Eddie Kelly’s side appear to be going better than Graigue at the moment and you have to fancy them to book a quarter-final place again.Story so far: O’Dempsey’s overcame St Joseph’s in Round 1 2-15 to 0-11. Graiguecullen were comfortable against Ballyfin 2-11 to 0-7Last meeting: These sides played in last year’s semi-final with O’Dempsey’s advancing to the final.Odds: O’Dempsey’s 4/7; Graiguecullen 13/8; Draw 15/2Prediction: O’Dempsey’sLaois IFC Round 2 Winners- Portlaoise v MountmellickIn McCann Park, Portarlington at 12.30pmPortlaoise come into this game after avenging their league final loss to Clonaslee and running out nine point victors in Round 1.Mountmellick got the better of Timahoe in a tense and cagey affair which ended 0-10 to 0-8.Portlaoise with the strength of depth that they have, should be pushing for a place in the final.A win for either side will progress them to the semi-final stage but the losers won’t be gone and will revert to a quarter-final.Story so far: Portlaoise defeated Clonaslee 2-12 to 0-9 and Mountmellick beat Timahoe 0-10 to 0-8..Prediction: PortlaoiseLaois IFC Round 2 Qualifier- Annanough v St Joseph’sIn Bill Delaney Park, Stradbally at 12.30pmThe last two junior champions both lost by seven points in Round 1. Annanough were beaten by Rosenallis and The Rock beat St Joseph’s.As this is St Joseph’s second team, they’ve lost a few players to the senior side and due to this, they could have a relegation fight on their hands for the second year running.Despite playing in a division lower in the league Annanough should have just about enough to book a quarter-final place – but you can expect it to be tight enough.Story so far: Annanough were beaten by Rosenaliis 2-14 to 3-4 and The Rock got the better of St Joseph’s 2-9 to 0-8.Last meeting: The sides haven’t been in the same grade for a long number of years so championship meetings between them are few and far between.Prediction: AnnanoughSEE ALSO: Check out all our Laois SFC coverage here TAGSAnnanough v St Joseph’sArles-Kilcruise v BallylinanArles-Killeen v KilleshinEmo v StradballyGraiguecullen v O’Dempsey’sLaois SFCMountmellick v St Joseph’s Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Looking forward to Sunday’s jam-packed day of club football action Home Gaelic Football Club Football Looking forward to Sunday’s jam-packed day of club football action Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA GAA WhatsApplast_img read more

“Storm of Acclaim” for Kim Jong Il

first_imgNews News By Kim So Yeol – 2010.09.28 4:25pm Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR At 2P.M., Chosun Central TV and Chosun Central Broadcast simultaneously reported Kim Jong Il’s reappointment as General Secretary of the Party, the important announcement they also alluded to at 1:35P.M. According to Chosun Central Broadcast, “We hereby declare both domestically and internationally that the Chosun Workers’ Party Delegates’ Conference, summoned at a historical time when decisive changes in the construction of the socialist strong and prosperous state and Juche revolutionary achievements are ongoing, has enshrined Comrade Kim Jong Il as the General Secretary of the Chosun Workers’ Party upon the unanimous wishes of the assembled Party members, soldiers and officials of the People’s Army and the people.” It spiritedly continued, “At this historic moment of enshrining Comrade Kim Jong Il as General Secretary of the Chosun Workers’ Party, the assembled attendees, overflowing with endless, moving delight and fervent admiration, enthusiastically gave celebration with a storm of acclaim and the highest respect.” It asserted, “Having Comrade Kim Jong Il in the highest position in the Chosun Workers’ Party without change is the greatest honor and happiness of the millions of members of the Party, soldiers and officials of the People’s Army and the people, and is the fatherland and nation’s happiest event.”“As our military and people, following the leadership of the Chosun Workers’ Party led by the General Secretary of the Party, great Comrade Kim Jong Il, travel forward, there will be nothing but victory and glory at all times, and our fatherland, shining with the Military-first idea, will prosper eternally.” The broadcasting did not mention whether or not Kim Jong Il is in attendance at the event.Kim Jong Il became General Secretary of the Party for the first time on October 8, 1997. At that time, the North Korea media released an advance notice that at 5 P.M. there would be special report in the name of the Central Committee and Central Military Commission of the Party. Then, at 5 P.M. they officially declared that Kim Jong Il had become the General Secretary. AvatarKim So Yeol News center_img News “Storm of Acclaim” for Kim Jong Il There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Facebook Twitter SHARE North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

U.S. interest rates to rise in 2015 second quarter: Scotia

first_img Related news Economists at Bank of Nova Scotia are bringing forward their forecast for the U.S. Federal Reserve Board to start normalizing interest rates, but its economic forecasts remain unchanged. Scotia economists now expect the Fed to start raising rates in the second quarter of 2015, rather than the fourth quarter, which was their previous call. The change comes amid new guidance from Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen indicating that rate hikes could begin within six months of the end of the Fed’s bond purchase program, which Scotia expects by October of this year, “meaning that rate increases could commence as soon as at the March 18, 2015 FOMC meeting.” Scotia notes that there are risks in both directions, as the bond purchase program could end either earlier, or later than expected. And, it says that “bringing forward the starting point does not lead us to materially alter our projected level for short-term interest rates by the end of our forecast horizon.” Scotia’s forecast for Canadian overnight rates hasn’t changed. “The Bank of Canada (BoC) is forecast to lag behind the Federal Reserve by two quarters at the start of their respective hiking cycles, and will lag the Fed on hikes throughout the cycle,” it says, noting that Canada’s central bank is already at a higher starting point on the policy rate, did not pursue quantitative easing, and the Canadian economy faces a tougher growth path. “Overall, we think Canadian interest rates will generally rise at a slower pace than in the United States,” it says. Additionally, it says that the outlook for U.S., Canadian and global growth is not affected by the shift in policy settings. “We continue to expect the U.S. recovery to gradually gain momentum as pent-up demand is unleashed and fiscal restraint reduced. U.S. GDP growth is still pegged at 2.8% this year and 3.0% in 2015, in line with the Fed’s revised projections.” “Canada will benefit from strengthening U.S. demand, with exporters getting an added boost from a weaker Canadian dollar. However, a softer profile for consumer and housing activity suggests Canadian output growth will lag U.S. trends, advancing 2.2% this year and 2.5% in 2015,” it says. Elsewhere, Scotia has revised its growth forecast for the UK in 2015 slightly higher to 2.0% from 1.8%, and it has revised Italy’s growth numbers slightly higher. However, it has slashed its forecasts for Russia due to growing tensions with Ukraine and the likelihood of deeper economic sanctions. It now expects growth of 1.5% in 2014, down from 2.3%, and it has trimmed the 2015 growth call from 2.6% to 2.3%. Keywords Interest rates Rising interest rates could dampen stimulus impact: PBO BoE predicts best economic year for the U.K. since 1941center_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Fed warns U.S. financial system remains vulnerable James Langton last_img read more

SEC launches additional investor protection search tool

first_imgWashington DC Monument with cherry blossoms ramblingman/123RF James Langton Keywords Investor protectionCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission Investors can research whether individuals have been subject to SEC enforcement action, regulatory orders, and federal court judgments.The new tool covers both registered investment professionals, and unregistered individuals, that have faced regulatory enforcement action.It supplements existing investor education resources, including the SEC’s investment professional search tool, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s BrokerCheck system.“Our Main Street Investors themselves are a key line of defense in detecting and preventing fraud. One of the SEC’s most important tasks is to arm our investors with the tools necessary to identify potential fraudsters,” says Jay Clayton, SEC chairman, in a statement.“An important risk factor is whether the person you are dealing with has a disciplinary history with the SEC or other regulators. SALI provides Main Street investors with an additional tool they can use to protect themselves from being victims of fraud and other misconduct,” he adds. Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says OSC finalizes DSC ban The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched a new online search tool that will provide easier access to information on securities law violators, the U.S. regulator announced on Wednesday.The new tool, SEC Action Lookup for Individuals (SALI), is intended to assist the public in making informed investment decisions and avoiding financial fraud. NASAA approves model act for establishing restitution funds Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

FINTRAC warns financial firms about romance scams

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton DoJ launches task force to tackle Covid-19 fraud Technology security concept. Modern safety digital background. Protection system vska/123RF Related news Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says Financial institutions need to be on guard against the laundering of money obtained through so-called romance scams, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) warns.The federal anti-money laundering agency issued an operational alert on Thursday that aims to highlight the threat of money laundering involving the proceeds of romance fraud. Imposters among us, CSA warns Keywords FraudCompanies FINTRAC Facebook LinkedIn Twitter According to the bulletin, romance scams generate some of the largest losses from mass marketing frauds in Canada, but they are also some of least reported frauds, either because victims are often ashamed of being duped, or are unwilling to accept that they have been victimized.“Reporting entities—front-line employees, in particular—must be aware of contextual factors that both suggest clients are victims of romance fraud and might not be apparent from reviewing transactions alone,” the bulletin said.The alert includes guidance for financial firms to help identify both possible victims and perpetrators of romance frauds.“Romance fraud generally involves victims carrying out transactions that do not fit their profile, including sending funds directly to individuals to whom they have no apparent connection. This type of fraud may also feature sudden increases in wires/email money transfers,” it said.The alert said firms should be aware of customers executing transactions at the direction of others and customers who do not have the expected information about transactions. It also noted that victims may give perpetrators direct access to their bank accounts.last_img read more

£148 million to cut drugs crime

first_img£148 million to cut drugs crime Today (20 January 2021) the Home Secretary Priti Patel and Health Secretary Matt Hancock announce a £148 million new investment to cut crime and protect people from the scourge of illegal drugs.The £148 million package takes a system-wide approach to the problem of illegal drugs. It gives extra resources to law enforcement to dismantle organised criminal gangs and tackle the supply of drugs. At the same time, it delivers more money for drug treatment and recovery to help cut drug-related crime and the cycle of misuse and reoffending. It represents the largest increase in drug treatment funding for 15 years.Building on recent successes in tackling county lines gangs, the government will double the funding available for law enforcement to take down and bring to justice county lines gangs and drug kingpins. The £40 million of new money to tackle county lines and drugs supply brings the total invested to £65 million since November 2019.The funding has already seen more than 3,400 people arrested, more than 550 lines closed, drugs with a street value of £9 million and £1.5 million cash seized, and more than 770 vulnerable people safeguarded.A further £28 million will be invested into piloting Project ADDER – a new intensive approach to tackling drug misuse, which combines targeted and tougher policing with enhanced treatment and recovery services. Project ADDER (which stands for Addiction, Diversion, Disruption, Enforcement and Recovery) will bring together partners including the police, local councils and health services, and run for 3 financial years in 5 areas with some of the highest rates of drug misuse: Blackpool, Hastings, Middlesbrough, Norwich and Swansea Bay.The funding will allow the police to target local gang leaders driving the drugs trade while better helping people to recover from addictions.An extra £80 million will also be invested in drug treatment services right across England to give more support to offenders with drink and drug addictions, which can fuel crime. This new money will increase the number of treatment places for prison leavers and offenders diverted into tough and effective community sentences. Together the funding represents a comprehensive drive by the government to build back safer from the pandemic by helping people break free from the scourge of drug use and cutting drug-fuelled crime and violence.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:I am determined to cut crime and make our streets safer, which is why we are recruiting 20,000 more police officers, toughening sentences and making sure the police and prisons have the powers and tools they need to clamp down on criminals and stop re-offending.But it is clear that drugs are a serious driver of the violence which devastates communities and robs young lives. That is why we must take action to cut off supply and cut the head off the snake by tackling the criminal gangs which exploit young people.We must also help people to get off drugs in the first place and that is why we are launching Project Adder, a new, targeted approach which will ramp up local enforcement, while at the same time diverting more people into recovery, backed up by the largest investment in treatment in 15 years.Home Secretary Priti Patel said:I am determined to cut crime and restore confidence in our criminal justice system, so that people can live their lives knowing their family, community and country is safe.The government’s work to tackle county lines drugs gangs has already resulted in thousands more people being arrested and hundreds more vulnerable people being safeguarded, but we must do more to tackle the underlying drivers behind serious violence.That is why today’s announcement will provide the largest investment in drugs treatment and support in 15 years, while also giving more resources to law enforcement so they can continue dismantling organised criminal gangs and tackling the supply of drugs.Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:Addiction and crime are inextricably linked and to truly break the cycle we must make sure people can access the help they need to get their lives back on track for good.This is the largest increase to drug treatment funding in 15 years and underlines our absolute commitment to reduce drug-related deaths, offending and use.As part of this package, £2.5 million will also be invested in providing continuity of care for prisoners on release to avoid this becoming a crisis point. The enhanced RECONNECT service supports offenders with complex needs to engage with and get the right treatment from mental health, substance misuse and other services, for up to a year after release. Offenders will be supported by expert care navigators working with health and probation services.The money will also support offenders into treatment upon release from prison and fund additional detox beds and the life-saving overdose medicine, naloxone. By saving lives and providing treatment former offenders have the chance and support to break the cycle of crime and addiction.The increase in drug treatment funding will help us provide lifesaving overdose medicine to every heroin user in the country that needs it and will help end the postcode lottery for inpatient treatment so that people from across the country can come off drugs safely.This work follows the appointment in February 2019 of Professor Dame Carol Black to undertake an independent review of drugs.Last year she provided detailed analysis of the challenges posed by drug supply and demand, including the ways in which drugs fuel serious violence.The second part of her review launched in July 2020, focused on treatment, recovery and prevention, with an overarching aim of ensuring vulnerable people with substance misuse problems get the support they need to recover and turn their lives around in the community and in prison.It will consider how treatment services can enable people with a drug dependency to achieve and sustain their recovery – spanning the wide range of support they may need, including with across mental health, housing, employment, and criminal justice agencies.Dame Carol Black said:Drug treatment has a vital role to play in helping people to come off drugs and thereby reduce crime, from minor acquisitive crime right through to homicide. The evidence for this is abundantly clear – drugs drive crime.I am therefore delighted to hear that the government is to invest an additional £80 million in drug treatment. This will assist local authorities to improve the services they deliver in this important area, in all their various aspects.Areas to be funded by Project ADDER areBlackpool – £4.8 millionHastings – £4.35 millionMiddlesbrough – £4.58 millionNorwich – £4.8 millionSwansea Bay – £1 million /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:addiction, Boris Johnson, criminal justice, employment, Government, Hastings, health, health services, Investment, local council, mental health, prevention, Prime Minister, Professor, resources, treatment, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Professor Meg Moritz Part Of Award-Winning Sundance Film Festival Documentary Team

first_img Published: Feb. 6, 2001 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Marguerite Moritz, associate dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder, recently returned from the Sundance Film Festival where she was part of a production team that won two top awards. Moritz, the writer on “Scout’s Honor,” was co-winner of the audience award for Best Documentary and co-winner of the Freedom of Expression Award. “Tom Shepard, the producer and director, assembled a great team for this project. Several of us were in Park City for the screenings and it was particularly gratifying to get such a positive response from the audience in the state of Utah. Some students got up and asked if the film could be shown in their high schools,” Moritz said. “Scout’s Honor” tells the story of a 12-year old scout who launched a nationwide challenge to the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America. The film will be screened on the Boulder campus on March 21 at 7 p.m. in Humanities 150. Shepard will be a Hearst Professional-in-Residence at the school at that time. Moritz was a news and documentary producer before joining the CU-Boulder faculty. She currently teaches a course in Television Documentary at the School of Journalism. Her documentary “Covering Columbine” premiered on the CU-Boulder campus last month.last_img read more

Shaw Inks US$200 Million Policy-Based Loan with IDB

first_imgShaw Inks US$200 Million Policy-Based Loan with IDB Finance & Public ServiceAugust 3, 2010 RelatedShaw Inks US$200 Million Policy-Based Loan with IDB RelatedShaw Inks US$200 Million Policy-Based Loan with IDB RelatedShaw Inks US$200 Million Policy-Based Loan with IDBcenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Honourable Audley Shaw, Minister of Finance and the Public Service and Mr. Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), signed a loan for US$200 million (JA$17.2 billion) today at the IDB Headquarters in Washington.The loan, under the Government’s Fiscal Consolidation Programme, is to support the GOJ’s efforts to achieve fiscal policy goals over the short and medium term, and was secured at an interest rate of 1.51 percent.Once disbursed, today’s loan represents a total of US$430 million (JA$37.0 billion) in funding from the IDB since Jamaica entered into an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in February this year.In commenting on the IDB Loan Programme over the two-year period of the IMF Agreement, Minister Shaw said, “The IDB is committed to a disbursement of over US$600 million (JA$51.7 billion) in policy-based loans to Jamaica in this Calendar year at interest rates of less than 1.5 percent per annum.”“This represents the largest loan to a country as a percentage of its GDP in the IDB’s history. This represents an extraordinary level of confidence being shown by the IDB in the policies of the Government of Jamaica,” said Shaw.Outside of the IMF, which provides balance of payment support, the IDB is Jamaica’s largest source of budgetary support, with funding accessed through policy-based loans and channeled directly into the Fiscal Consolidation Programme. Specific areas of interest include the strengthening of fiscal discipline and accountability, reduction of the public debt/GDP ratio, and stimulation of economic growth and development in the Jamaican economy.Minister Shaw also underscored the Government’s strong commitment to sustained fiscal reform and good governance, and congratulated President Luis Alberto Moreno on his re-election to a second term as head of the IDB.Also at the signing were Ambassador Audrey Marks, Ambassador of Jamaica to the United States, Mr. Gerard Johnson, IDB Representative to Jamaica, and Ambassador Richard Bernal, Executive Director of the IDB for the Caribbean.last_img read more