17 May 2009One of the three rebel commanders alleged to have directed the deadly September 2007 attack against peacekeepers in the war-ravaged Sudanese region of Darfur will voluntarily appear in the International Criminal Court (ICC) tomorrow, a move welcomed today by the Court”s Prosecutor. One of the three rebel commanders alleged to have directed the deadly September 2007 attack against peacekeepers in the war-ravaged Sudanese region of Darfur will voluntarily appear in the International Criminal Court (ICC) tomorrow, a move welcomed today by the Court’s Prosecutor. Some 1,000 rebels attacked the Haskanita camp in South Darfur state on 29 September 2007, killing 12 peacekeepers serving with the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) – a predecessor to the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission, known as UNAMID – and wounding eight others. Last November, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo presented evidence against the three commanders, who “planned, led their troops and directed the attack and completely destroyed AMIS facilities and property, directly affecting aid and security for millions of people of Darfur who are in need of protection.” The Prosecution said that there are reasonable grounds to believe the three commanders bear criminal responsibility for three counts of war crimes for murder, intentionally directing attacks against personnel and objects involved in a peacekeeping mission and pillaging. Bahar Idriss Abu Garda, a member of the Zaghawa tribe of Sudan, will be the first person to appear before the ICC voluntarily in response to a summons and also the first to appear in relation to the investigation into the situation in Darfur, which was referred to The Hague-based Court by the Security Council in 2005. He arrived in the Netherlands today and at his initial appearance tomorrow, he will be informed of the crimes which he is alleged to have committed and of his rights. After the hearing, Mr. Abu Garda is free to leave the country, but will be required to return to attend a confirmation of charges hearing after which it will be determined whether or not there are substantial ground to believe that he carried out the crimes he is charged with committing.The names of the other two rebel commanders alleged to have led the Haskanita attack remain undisclosed. An estimated 300,000 people have died and another 3 million have been displaced in Darfur, where rebels have been fighting Government forces and allied Arab militiamen, known as the Janjaweed, since 2003. Today, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo paid tribute to the fallen peacekeepers, underscoring that their deaths were tantamount to “the perpetrators [attacking] the millions of civilians who those soldiers came to protect.” He added, “attacking peacekeepers is a serious crime under the [Rome] Statute and shall be prosecuted.” The Haskanita incident is the third case arising from the situation in Darfur. The ICC’s pre-trial chamber issued arrest warrants in May 2007 for Ahmad Harun, former Sudanese Minister of State for the Interior and now the Minister of State for Humanitarian Affairs, and Ali Kushayb, a Janjaweed leader. In March, an arrest warrant was issued for Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, the first sitting Head of State to be indicted by the Court, for war crimes committed in the strife-torn Darfur region. On the heels of the announcement that Mr. Abu Garda will appear of his own accord before the Court tomorrow, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said today that “voluntary appearance is always an option under the Statute including for President Al-Bashir should he elect to cooperate.” Also welcoming the development is Silvana Arbia, Registrar of the Court. “The voluntary appearance of Abu Garda might serve to encourage other suspects currently at large to come before the Court to be heard with all guarantees of a fair trial,” she said. Meanwhile, UNAMID condemned an attack yesterday against a Sudanese military position in North Darfur. The three-hour attack was carried out by armed elements who are allegedly part of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) movement in the town of Kornoi and they are apparently in control of the area. Soldiers surviving the attack retreated to the town of Tina and Um Baru, where UNAMID peacekeepers provided them with water and medical assistance. UNAMID forces are monitoring the situation, but to date there is no confirmation of the identity of the attackers and no casualty toll has been confirmed. North Darfur state’s far west has recently witnessed deadly clashes between JEM and the Sudan Liberation Army/Minni Minawi (SLA/MM) faction. Condemning yesterday’s attack, AU-UN Special Representative Rodolphe Adada called “on all the parties to the Darfur conflict to refrain from the use of violence, to seek a peaceful resolution to their problems, notably through the Doha process, and to work towards a cessation of hostilities.”
Jurors have found a Toronto-area couple guilty of second degree murder in the death of the man’s 10-year-old son.Garfield Boothe and his wife Nichelle Boothe-Rowe had pleaded not guilty to the charges, which were laid after the death of Shakeil Boothe.Defence lawyers admitted the pair’s actions met the criteria for manslaughter, but Boothe-Rowe’s lawyer urged the jury to acquit his client, saying she was under duress.Shakeil left Jamaica in 2009 to come live with his father in Brampton. Two years later, he was dead.Paramedics found his lifeless body in the family’s home on May 27, 2011. But his father and stepmother testified he died the day before.
Brock’s Health Management department in Human Resources is hosting a presentation from Hospice Niagara about death, dying and end of life care.Hospice Niagara says 83 per cent of Canadians feel it is either extremely or very important to have a discussion with family about end-of-life care, but that only 34 per cent have actually had those discussions.Brock faculty, staff and students are invited to the presentation Thursday, Oct. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in Plaza 408 where volunteer speakers from the Hospice Niagara Speakers Bureau will present a fun, engaging and interactive presentation that will de-bunk myths about death and dying. They will also explain the philosophy of hospice palliative care and how Hospice Niagara focuses on improving the lives of people living with long-term illnesses, death, dying, grief and loss.Those wishing to attend are asked to register on Focus on Learning. Limited spaces are available.
Mr Robinson claimed hundreds of “people who have been fighting for Isis” have returned to the UK.He then accused the Government of “letting [the attack] happen”. Tommy Robinson has turned up at the scene and, as you could imagine, is making everything worse. pic.twitter.com/OFCzWRvqVx— David Rivers (@DaveHarryRivers) March 22, 2017 One social media user wrote: “Tommy Robinson thinking about himself and his agenda rather than the victims in the immediate aftermath. Tells you all you need to know.” Tommy Robinson actually went down to the scene to start yelling. Unbelievable— Desolation Radio (@desolationwales) March 22, 2017 The former far-right leader has been accused of “vile opportunism” for using the tragedy to “spread an anti-Muslim message”. The former EDL leader launched into a tirade after the attackCredit:FameFlyNet Far-right figures like Tommy Robinson are vile opportunists: using victims of today’s attack to spread their anti-Muslim message.— Maya Goodfellow (@MayaGoodfellow) March 22, 2017 He said: “This is the reality. The reality is these people are waging war on us.”This has been going on for 1,400 years and while it’s going on the police leaders and the political leaders want to invite more.” Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson arrived at the scene of the London terror attacks and has been accused of “making everything worse” after he spoke of Islamic extremism.The motive, race and religion of the attacker have not been confirmed, yet Mr Robinson spoke of Muslims and claimed the country is “at war”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
A NUMBER OF American trade union leaders are in Dublin this week as part of the 1913 Lockout centenary celebrations and to talk about what they view as the “devastating impact” of austerity policies.Dan Kane, from the Teamsters, Terry O’Sullivan (LIUNA), John Hegarty (National Postal Mail Handlers Union), Brent Booker (Building Construction Trades Department) and Ed Smith (Ullico) are all in Dublin for the week.They are meeting trade union leaders in Dublin and Belfast and workers from the Vita Cortex plant in Cork and Waterford Crystal workers in the coming days.They will also take part in a number of events which celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Lockout.“We’re here as a labour delegation to meet with Irish politicians, the Irish representatives in the trade union movement and rank-and-file members to talk about what we view as the devastating impacts of austerity,” O’Sullivan, who heads the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA).He said that issues facing workers in Ireland are similar to those that trade union members in the United States, which number around 13 million, also face.Column: ‘A bit of a genius’ – remembering Jim Larkin’s gunned down cartoonistPICS: 28 pictures from today’s 1913 Lockout commemoration celebrations
The Tibetan Plateau is the highest plateau in the world, with an average elevation of over 4,500 meters. And soon it will be home to the world’s most elevated solar power plant.SunTech Power Holdings will be setting up a plant in the region, which will provide an estimated 20,000 mega watt hours (MWh) of energy to the surrounding region each year. Previously, the region relied mainly on hydroelectric energy to provide much of its power.AdChoices广告“With intense sunlight and cool temperatures, Tibet is extremely well suited for the utilisation of advanced photovoltaic technology,” explained SunTech CEO Dr Zhengrong Shi.Once completed the plant will be located more than 4,000 meters above sea level. No word yet on when the completion date is expected to be.Via Inhabitat
86 Comments 10,102 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Anti-Israeli demonstrators outside Downing Street, London. Image: Empics Entertainment Feb 7th 2017, 9:48 PM By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share812 Tweet Email2 Anti-Israeli demonstrators outside Downing Street, London. http://jrnl.ie/3228179 It is a deepening of the settlements and a flagrant violation of international law. Image: Empics Entertainment THE GOVERNMENT HAS strongly criticised a decision by Israel to approve legislation that will allow further Israeli settlements on Palestinian soil – threatening to inflame relations between the two territories.The Israeli law passed yesterday allows for the appropriation of private Palestinian land for Jewish settler outposts, meaning legalisation for dozens of wildcat outposts and thousands of settler homes.Settlements in both the West Bank and east Jerusalem are viewed as illegal under international law and major stumbling blocks to peace as they are built on land the Palestinians want for their own state.Commenting on the decision today, the Minister for Foreign affairs Charlie Flanagan said that he was ”deeply disappointed” by the decision of Israeli legislators.“This represents a further serious setback for the Middle East Peace Process. It has been widely criticised both internationally and by many in Israel. Short URL Irish government joins Europe in criticising Israel’s new settlement law The EU’s foreign policy chief says it “crosses a new and dangerous threshold by legalising under Israeli law the seizure of Palestinian property rights”. “I am calling on the Israeli government to recognise the damaging consequences of this course of action and to take a clear decision not to implement the new law.”‘A new and dangerous threshold’“The European Union condemns the recent adoption of the ‘Regularisation Law’”, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said, arguing it “crosses a new and dangerous threshold by legalising under Israeli law the seizure of Palestinian property rights”.The 28-nation EU “urges the Israeli leadership to refrain from implementing the law and to avoid measures that further raise tensions and endanger the prospects for a peaceful solution to the conflict”, she said in a statement.International criticism to the new law has mounted swiftly, with UN chief Antonio Guterres saying it is “contravention of international law”, but the United States (an ally of Israel) has been notably silent.Flanagan said Ireland remains steadfast in its support for a comprehensive two-state solution which protects the future of both the territories.With reporting from – © AFP, 2017Read: John Kerry tells Israel it ‘can either be Jewish or democratic – it cannot be bothRead: Halligan to tell Israelis to treat Palestinian people ‘in a more humane way’ Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 9:48 PM
Yorkshire-based property development and construction organisation Caddick Construction has launched a bespoke health and wellbeing programme for its 140 employees, addressing the mental health concerns of men working in the construction sector.The Mindset programme, provided by Hero, was implemented on 12 February 2019 and has been designed to support staff with both their physical and mental health. It has a particular focus on addressing depression, anxiety, stress and the high suicide statistics among men in the construction industry.The new initiative includes one-to-one health checks and screenings, covering areas such as blood pressure, cholesterol and blood tests, mental health first aid training, employee workshops, which will be ongoing throughout 2019, and wellbeing training for all direct line managers.The management workshops highlight the importance of wellbeing at work and teach managers how to support their team members.Andrew Murray, managing director at Caddick Construction, said: “Our employees are our greatest asset and we want to ensure they feel valued and supported. We are thrilled to be leading the way when it comes to mental resilience and wellbeing in the workplace, issues which should not and cannot be ignored.”The initiatives included within the health and wellbeing programme were based on the results of an employee wellbeing survey, and the programme was communicated to employees via email.Murray added: “As [an employer], we take our responsibility to our team members seriously and want to support them in as many ways possible to ensure they are both healthy and happy inside and outside of work. I’m confident this project will deliver tangible results for our staff that will enhance and improve the health and wellbeing [of] our employees, whether office-based or on site.”
The anticipation today ran thick. I almost passed out at my desk awaiting the news.Wednesday afternoon, at an event in San Francisco, Apple co-founder/CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the company’s much hyped tablet device. Called the iPad, it enables users to browse the Web, read e-books, watch videos, listen to music and play games, among other things. The iPad has a multi-touch screen with a virtual keyboard and is available with 16, 32, or 64 GB of SSD storage. (The device will sell for $499 for 16GB of memory, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB.)At the event, Jobs said the Wi-Fi version will be available in 60 days, while the 3G version will be available in 90 days. So far, the iPad has major book publishers on board and a version of the New York Times has been adapted for the device. OK, so maybe I didn’t really almost pass out at my desk, but I did follow some live blogging about the unveiling. I thought it strange that as much talk as there had been about the device being a “game changer” for newspaper and magazine publishers that Jobs made no mention of magazine clients at the unveiling. Sure, Apple got some things right, and some things wrong. But, either way, will consumers want it? Will it in fact change the way they consume magazines and newspapers?I reached out over Twitter to get some initial feedback from our followers. Here’s a sampling of the responses we’ve received so far. Leave yours in the comment section below.@mattrett: Worst name ever = 1st thought. @pacificweddings: awesome! I want one. @givingcity: Are they really calling it iPad? Seriously? Did they ask any women at all before they came up with this clever mark? @breizh2008: Awesome ! @marcusgrimm: Priced to make an impact. Given the large format, though, publishers will need to think how an app is different than the website. @mcnamdave: Surprised by the low price, lack of multitasking and camera etc… Underwhelmed on the whole.. Game changer? NO, Player, YES @Ana_P_Rodrigues: I want an i-Pad! I want an i-Pad! I want an i-Pad! I want an i-Pad!@henrydonahue: why no mags on #ipad? 1) limits of rich media on 3G 2) pubs want customer info 3) expense ($629 + $30/mo.?)= lack of ubiquity
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsNetworkers—Networking while Breakfasting! *RRMonday, April 8, 10 amMeet and network with fellow job seekers while enjoying a light breakfast. You will have the opportunity practice your elevator speech, ask questions of the group, and learn from each other. A few fun activities will round out the morning.Gmail *RRTuesday, April 9, 10 amIs the number of unread emails in your Gmail inbox always growing? Having trouble locating important messages or creating contacts? Join us for an overview of this popular email service and learn tips for easier inbox navigation and organization.How to Identify Mushrooms *RRTuesday, April 9, 7 pmJoin Gary Gilbert, an architect who has been studying mushrooms since the 1970s, for an informative lecture on everyone’s favorite fungi. He will discuss how mushrooms function in the ecosystem, their identifying features, and a brief tour of some common genera and species we see in our area. Gary is a member of the Boston Mycological Society, The Peugot Sound Mycological Society, and the North American Mycological Society.Wetland Resource Areas and Conservation Land in Wilmington: What Does It All Mean? *RR Wednesday, April 10, 7 pmTown Conservation Agent Ryan Hale will provide an overview of the Town’s wetland resource areas and conservation land. The second half of the talk will focus on conservation land -Town-owned parcels that are set aside and managed by the Wilmington Conservation Commission. Ryan will discuss the many opportunities for passive outdoor recreation on conservation land, including trails for hiking, biking, and snowshoeing, and fishing in streams and lakes where MassDEP stocks rainbow trout. Ryan will also talk about the educational and volunteer opportunities available.Coffee with a CopWednesday, April 17, 10 amDrop in, grab a tea or coffee, and chat with a police officer. Learn about the rights of the public as well as the roles and responsibilities of police and community in a relaxed and open setting. All questions welcome.Current Affairs Discussion Group*RRWednesday, April 17, pmThis group is for all who would like to broaden their knowledge of current national and international affairs. You will have the opportunity to discuss topical events and learn from others. Led by facilitator Dan Hall.Kids & Teen EventsKids Kraft: Kaleidoscopes *RR Saturday, April 6, 2 pmMake a fun and interesting design to release your creativity! This craft is led by 3 Wilmington High School students. Grades 1-5Minecraft Mondays *RRMonday, April 8, 3:45 pmCome play Minecraft with other enthusiasts. Grades 1-5.Cultures & Communities: Easter Eggs *RRMonday, April 8, 2:30 pmCompare and contrast traditions surrounding Easter eggs in France, Italy, and Spanish-speaking countries. Dye and paint egg shells, and make confetti-filled cascarones! Grades 9-12Art Adventures: Mexican Cacti *RRTuesday, April 9, 3:45Create your own masterpiece! Grades 1-5Star Mag Wednesday, April 10, 3:45 pm Calling all kid writers and artists! Drop in to help create this magazine written by, for and about kids, and published by the library. Grades 3-6Mini Monets *RRThursday, April 11, 10 amChildren learn to express their creativity, practice fine motor skills, and experiment through art. Join us as we discover our inner artists through creative play! Ages 18 months-2Drop-In Baby TimesSaturday, April 13,9:30 amBabies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles and more. Infants through 24 months.Story Walk Grand OpeningSaturday, April 13, 3 pmJoin us at Rotary Park to see the new Story Walk around the pond. Book pages from the book In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming will be displayed around the pond. Walk with your family to get exercise and read a book at the same time! Snacks will be served.(NOTE: Cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau of Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: FREE Bach, Beethoven, & Brahams Concert On Sept. 12In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash With Food Trucks & Live Music Set For August 15 On Swain GreenIn “Community”
Facebook/Dulquer SalmaanDulquer Salmaan, the stylish star of Mollywood is now awaiting the release of his Bollywood film ‘The Zoya Factor’. As per the latest updates, the film has received a ‘U’ certificate from the censor board despite a very intimate scene between Dulquer Salmaan and Sonam Kapoor. In the meantime, Dulquer is also planning to produce a new movie in Malayalam that will mark the comeback of Action King Suresh Gopi in the industry.This new movie will be directed by Anoop Sathyan, son of veteran filmmaker Sathyan Anthikkadu. Apart from Suresh Gopi, the film will also star Shobhana and Nasriya Nasim in other prominent roles. Close sources to the project revealed that Dulquer Salmaan will also play an extended cameo in this movie.This untitled movie will be a family entertainer, and the director is expected to follow the footsteps of vintage Sathyan Anthikkadu movies released in the 1980s and 1990s. More details regarding the remaining cast and crew will be unveiled in the coming days. Suresh GopiSuresh Gopi/FacebookSuresh Gopi had recently contested in the Lok Sabha elections from the Thrissur constituency as a BJP candidate. Even after creating a huge buzz among voters, the actor failed to win in the elections, and after the loss, he has apparently hinted his friends that he is going to become more active in films.After completing this Anoop Sathyan directorial, Suresh Gopi is expected to do sequels to yesteryear blockbusters ‘Lelam’ and ‘Chinthamani Kolacase’. ‘Lelam 2’ will be scripted by Renji Panicker and his son Nithin Renji Panicker will direct it. On the other hand, the sequel to Chinthamani Kolacase is expected to be scripted and directed by AK Sajan.Official announcements regarding the launch of ‘Lelam 2’ and ‘Chinthamani Kolacase 2’ is expected to be made in the coming days.
Builders have approached the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh high courts challenging some of the key provisions in the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA), including bringing all “ongoing” projects under regulation and penalties for failure to register such projects, the Times of India (TOI) said in a report on Sunday.The two separate groups of builders have contended that the RERA provisions have retrospective effect since the projects were started when there was no such law and hence it’s illegal, the TOI report said.While Builders and Developers Welfare Association has filed a PIL in Madhya Pradesh High Court, Swapnil Developers has challenged provisions of RERA in the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court. These cases are coming up for hearing in the next one week.The builders are challenging sections of the RERA law, particularly those that put old projects — started before the law was passed and are yet to be completed — under the ambit of the regulator.A Hindustan Times (HT) report said that both the high courts have asked the Centre to respond to the petitions, which argues that Section 3 (which says ongoing projects must be registered) is applied retrospectively and therefore violates constitutional safeguards.The builders have also challenged Section 59, which defines penalties for violations, HT said.”With the deadline to register ongoing projects ending in a week and the Centre unlikely to give an extension, developers are getting edgy,” sources in the Housing and Urban affairs ministry, which piloted the law, told HT.@SJRPrimeCorp @ndtv @FightForRERAInd@TimesNowNo ETA on project completion,buyers waiting more than 5 years !#sjrpalazzacity— dipta dey (@dips_dey) July 22, 2017builders are sucking the last penny of investors ; in the name of fake VAT demands before GST that too on 30 June; todays infrastructure— Akash Sehgal (@AkashSehgal14) July 21, 2017Dilution of RERA 4 ongoing projects in Kar causing harm as builders r forcing 4 registration @OfficeOfRG @FightForRERAInd @ndtv @PMOIndia— sadhusant (@krishnasinghani) July 21, 2017@PMOIndia @myogiadityanath 1000+ buyers Amrapali dreamvalley GreaterNoida west suffering as delay project. Plz help, hard earned money stuck— Chetan Wadhwa (@chetansoul) July 18, 2017Sources in the housing and urban affairs ministry told TOI that RERA is not a law with retrospective effect since it covers all projects, which have not got completion certificate by May 1, 2017. Secondly, the penal provisions would come into effect only after the law came to existence, they said.A government official told TOI that the law came into force in March 2016 and the builders had enough time to complete their ongoing projects. “The law says the builders will have to give fresh timeline while registering all projects including the ongoing ones,” the official said.The housing sector in India has for years been beset by problems, the most stark of which are the cases with hundreds of thousands of homebuyers who have made significant payments but are yet to receive possession of their houses. Parliament last year passed a law to regulate the sector, setting up a real estate regulatory authority (Rera) for disputes in new and existing, incomplete projects.
Six work from home jobsSean Gallup/Getty ImagesIf you’re an expert in finance and business, you probably won’t have trouble finding a job. Off late, the industry has seen an increasing number of jobs that allow the option of working from home or remotely and earn handsomely without facing the hassles of going to the office every day. Some organizations only require employees to come into the office once or twice a week, for conferences or presentations.There is a long list of finance-related jobs that can be done from the comfort of sitting at home, from full-time corporate positions to freelance writers. Check out six finance-related jobs to make money from home. 1. Day trader If you are an expert in picking the best stocks which have tremendous potential to generate wealth and trade them according to the fluctuations in the market, then you can consider the job of a day trader. Day traders can make huge profits by buying and selling stocks on a daily basis. The day trader holds the stocks for a short period of time and sells when the market conditions are favorable before the trading day ends.2. Accountant If you have accounting skills you can help individuals and companies with taxation, payroll services, fraud investigation, financial management etc. All companies need accountants to take care of their income and expenditures and are in high demand owing to their statistical and technical knowledge. The profile of a financial accountant requires experience in functions including audits or financial statement analysis. There are a large number of clients who need skilled accountants to do their financial statements and with the advent of technology, the tedious task can be done remotely as well. 3. Personal financial advisorsPersonal financial advisors guide the clients to plan their wealth goals. They review and suggest options for investments such as retirement plans, mutual funds, life insurance, real estate, and tax plans. Personal financial advisors can perform their jobs both online and offline. For the initial period, the professionals need to possess strong interpersonal skills to build a client base in order to start working. 4. Financial writerThis job is easiest to do from the comfort of one’s home. In today’s competitive business world companies have high demands for financial writers. The written material is delivered electronically via email or web servers and the writers have to work on the same. In many companies, most financial writers work from home and deliver the required work by a particular deadline.5. Financial analystsFinancial analysts look for market trends and investment opportunities while using formulas and statistical analysis to calculate risk and potential outcomes. In this role, you’ll need to have a strong understanding of statistics and a knack for interpreting data into practical investment advice. The functions include researches macroeconomic and microeconomic conditions along with company fundamentals to make business, sector and industry recommendations. Financial analyst recommends a course of action, such as to buy or sell a company’s stock based upon its overall current and predicted strength. 6. Financial planner Businesses hire consultants to review their processes. If you are an experienced and certified financial planner, you can work independently from your home. A financial planner needs to have knowledge in finance, business, administration, economics, statistics, accounting, etc. are also acceptable. Knowledge of personal finance is also a must.
Share The Rockets have won 15-straight games after overcoming a late deficit Saturday to beat the Boston Celtics 123-120. Plus, Dallas Keuchel makes his Spring Training debut today. And the Dynamo won their season opener. To discuss those and other developments in Houston sports, Jeff Balke joins us. He writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.
Share AAA Texas says record-breaking travel is expected this Fourth of July.3.4 million Texans are expected to travel by car, air, train, and bus over the holiday.AAA spokesperson Daniel Armbruster said record travel wasn’t always trending. “There was a time in the mid-2000s were going to other way. Fewer people were traveling,” Armburster told News 88.7. He said the record-breaking travel is partly due to a strong economy, the holiday being mid-week, and airfares being down by about nine percent. AAA Texas also warns of drunk driving concerns. The group advises those who plan to consume alcohol to designate a non-drinking driver, call for a cab or approved ride-sharing service.Armbruster said there are many alternatives to drunk driving- like a designated driver.AAA Texas will offer a free community service called Tipsy Tow which aims to keep drinking drivers off the road.The service will be available statewide from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 through 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 5.Drivers may call 1-800-222-4357 for a free tow home of up to 10 miles. Callers simply tell the AAA operators, “I need a Tipsy Tow,” to receive the free tow. For rides more than 10 miles, drivers should expect to pay the rate charged by the tow truck contractor. According to The Texas Department of Transportation, 15 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes over the fourth of July holiday period in 2016.
Share A memorial service for the late Senator John McCain was held at the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz.Former Vice President Joe Biden is among speakers for the church service.After the service, McCain’s body will be taken to Sky Harbor International Airport and flown to Washington D.C., where it will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol building before a funeral service featuring former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.McCain died Saturday of brain cancer at age 81.If the live stream isn’t playing, please refresh your browser.
June 25, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Consumers are funny about mobile. On one hand, they spend more time on their smartphones and tablets now than ever. On the other hand, they still have reservations about making purchases from those devices.The third annual UPS report on consumer shopping behavior, released this week, found that while more than half of consumers prefer online shopping, they aren’t won over by the mobile shopping experience just yet.If you’re building a mobile shopping app, take note: Almost half of the consumers surveyed said they will forego making a purchase on their mobile device and use a PC instead because the product image isn’t large or clear enough.Related: 7 Stats Show Mobile Marketing is Crucial for Your BusinessAbout a third of the respondents said product information isn’t large enough on mobile shopping apps and 3 in 10 said comparing products was frustrating on a mobile device. Respondents were allowed to select more than one reason.Consumers also reported being worried about the safety of giving out their credit-card information out through a mobile device. And about a quarter of respondents said that checking out through mobile is too annoying.For the complete survey results on why ecommerce shoppers are still resistant to the m-commerce experience, check out the graph below.Related: Mobile Phones Are Changing Retail. Here’s How. (Infographic) 2 min read
The world of entrepreneurship is blood-sport. A very small percentage of startups survive to see their fifth year of operation. There are three major reasons for this:While everyone dreams, very few individuals are able to grind it out long enough to make a successful business. With years of long hours and minimal profitability, founding a startup is the kind of thing that tries men’s souls.VC funds want to back good bets, so they look to fund projects that have CEOs with a proven track-record. If this is your first startup, or yet another attempt by a serial CEO that has yet to find success, accessing startup capital can be brutally difficult and expensive.Many entrepreneurs are unwilling to innovate. It’s not that they want to fail, but the original business plan is their baby. They want to see the original plan from conception to profitability. Every successful startup aggressively challenges assumptions at every stage of growth — allowing for innovation with the advantage of experience. The majority of startups that fail can’t stomach dramatic change.But there’s hope! Market disruption — from the likes of Uber, Airbnb and Amazon — have become hallmarks of the 21st century. And fintech startups are jumping into action in 2018. The way we access capital, manage finances and invest in the future will change forever.How? Let’s take a look at the fintech disruptions that are going to make life easier for startup founders struggling to access capital.Related: Trends the Fintech Industry Should Adopt in 2018Entrepreneurs have access to emerging currencies to fund expansion.We’ve seen a constant evolution in how we handle money. Before the 1990s, transactions were completed on paper, either with physical currency or a paper check. Then, as the internet blossomed, fintech disruptors like PayPal brought the world of commerce online, allowing companies to accept online payments for physical goods and services.Today, blockchain technology is creating a reality where individuals are free to engage in anonymous commerce, thanks to cryptocurrencies. Gone are many of the regulatory strangleholds that once constricted ventures to traditional IPO fundraising.Bitcoin’s aggressive market movement has allowed bold entrepreneurs to turn a few dollars into bitcoins. Investors have seen a 532 percent return on investment over the past three years. Recent volatility and international regulatory talks have certainly dampened enthusiasm for bitcoin, but there are many digital currencies available to entrepreneurs. If they can stomach the risk, and afford a few losses, their winners could more than fund their next startup.Improving innovations in cryptocurrency crowdfunding.As the original blockchain crowdfunding innovation known as Initial Coin Offering (ICO) begins to encounter some resistance both for regulatory and functionality reasons, better ideas are coming up that offer improved assurance of investments. With the original ICO methods, investors are offered tokens, hence they become primarily detached from the parent businesses. This method has seen a lot of investors lose money due to tokens that eventually become overwhelmed by market forces.Partnering with Agrello, Blockhive has introduced a more organized process which guarantees investor’s funds as long as the parent business thrives. Blockhive’s Initial Loan Procurement (ILP) serves as a safer method of crowdfunding which allows businesses to still raise funds from a global audience using blockchain technology. The difference this time is that these funds are in form of loans, thereby eliminating the numerous legal hassles faced by ICOs. Also, participants in Blockhive’s ILP will earn 20 percent of its total annual operating profit as dividend in a long term contract.Related: What Fintech Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Big Tech CompaniesIndependent startups that focus on value instead of short-term profits are viable.And the longer the runway, the better the chance of success becomes for startups that are willing to innovate and challenge assertions. This is especially true for startups that are able to grow without the constraints of outside investors clamoring for quick returns. Jeff Bezos has proven, through Amazon, that long-term growth focused around user acquisition and revenue growth can trump short-term thinking on profitability.Do-it-yourself kickstarter platforms.Kickstarter has been another popular alternative to traditional IPOs. In a Kickstarter campaign, your most passionate customers fund your initial product run with fully funded preorders. This allows for innovators to both prove that the concept is potentially viable — there’s a market desire for the solution they’re offering — and avoid taking on expensive venture debt, or discounted equity positions.But the Kickstarter platform can be restrictive. Startups have to be approved before launching their campaign, and there are tight limits placed on how long a campaign can run for.In 2017, a SaaS alternative to Kickstarter launched; Thrinacia allows startups to create their own crowdfunding platform, with their creativity being the only limitations on how it works. By providing back-end support, the team behind Thrinacia wants to open-up the crowdfunding model to startups and organizations in every space. And instead of taking a percentage of the funds raised, they charge a flat monthly fee.In 2018, I believe we’ll see many more entrepreneurs choose to fund their startups with the help of self-managed kickstarter-style campaigns. We might even see VC funds offer to jump in and help startups that prove they can raise funds in a pre-order campaign.Large banks and traditional lenders are not asleep at the switch.We’ve discussed a great deal about fintech startups. But large banks aren’t sitting on the sidelines. They see what’s happening and are proactively gobbling up successful startups and aggressively launching their own special projects teams.USAA, for example, is famous for running a division of their financial and investment division like a real-life Shark Tank. They gained national attention when they invested additional venture capital into ID.me. This is just one example of many investment made by the financial services giant.The reason that this additional investment by USAA is exciting is that this is just one more example of mobile banking being improved through partnerships between established players and industry disruptors. With the popularity of blockchain technology making mobile money management and transfer faster, proper identification of end-users is critical. That’s the problem ID.me is looking to solve — enhancing online and mobile identification of financial customers.Related: This Bank is Rooting For Financial Inclusion by Partnering with Fintech Start-upsTheir path from concept to capital infusion is an interesting one. They started as a Harvard Business School project. Students learning about business managements and entrepreneurship launched a project. They leveraged school resources to get them into the game — successfully marketing identity verification software to companies that remotely serve veterans and members of the armed services.With a proof of concept in hand, they ventured out into the fundraising market. Their technology make mobile banking safer, and industry players quickly paid attention, opting to purchase equity in the service, in addition to being a customer.This model can help established entities avoid extinction due to disruption — a lesson Blockbuster failed to learn in their dismissal of an opportunity to acquire Netflix. And entrepreneurs can leverage the resources of larger, established partners to take their project to the next level.In conclusion, there are many paths available for entrepreneurs in need of startup capital. Whether they extend their runway by sticking to traditional funding sources — probably the most expensive way to go — or decide to be creative and leverage crowdfunding or university resources, the fintech space offers an exciting model for startups looking to launch and disrupt their industry. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. February 22, 2018 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 7 min read Enroll Now for Free
Riggleman further told the New York Times: ‘I have a sense of humor. I’m not going to apologize for personality.’Is all press good press?The so-called ‘scandal’ has prompted numerous responses from people.Some agree with Cockburn’s assessment in her initial tweet, others accused her of kink-shaming.It raises the question about press and giving certain matters attention. LGBTI people know the reality of being shamed and discriminated for who they are, who they love, and how they present their identity. Provided a person’s sexual interests are consensual and harmless, they shouldn’t be shamed for them.So is it relevant for Cockburn to bring up such matters with the intent of shaming Riggleman? Especially, as LGBTI people also know, a person’s sexual interests do not reflect their ability to do a job.It also takes attention away from Cockburn’s arguably more important information in her tweet — that of Riggleman’s relationship with white supremacists.Last month, Riggleman campaigned with known white nationalist Isaac Smith. He’s also avoided answering questions about whether or not he’d support fellow Republican Virginian Corey Stewart, who also has white nationalist ties.On the other hand, this viral ‘scandal’ has given attention to a smaller race that might not have gotten such attention otherwise. Races like these, and people going out to vote, are how Democrats might take back the House and win at least one majority in Congress this November.More from Gay Star NewsPolitician on track to become first openly gay US governorA promising sign: Two lesbians of color won big elections in the US15 LGBTQ candidates running for office in the US this yearGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) A political race in Virginia recently took an unexpected turn — towards the conversation of Bigfoot erotica. GAYSTARNEWS- It all started when Democrat Leslie Cockburn, running for the House of Representatives in the 5th congressional district, tweeted about her Republican opponent, Denver Riggleman.On Sunday (29 July), Cockburn tweeted a screenshot of Riggleman’s Instagram account. It shows a post of Bigfoot art, including a black censored bar between his legs.My opponent Denver Riggleman, running mate of Corey Stewart, was caught on camera campaigning with a white supremacist. Now he has been exposed as a devotee of Bigfoot erotica. This is not what we need on Capitol Hill. pic.twitter.com/0eBvxFd6sG— Leslie Cockburn (@LeslieCockburn) July 29, 2018‘This is not what we need on Capitol Hill,’ she wrote.Riggleman’s interest in Bigfoot is real. He’s the co-author of a self-published book titled Bigfoot Exterminators, Inc.: The Partially Cautionary, Mostly True Tale of Monster Hunt 2006. It’s a non-erotic look at Bigfoot believers.He responded to the whole uproar, acknowledging his interest in Bigfoot myths but not knowing what Bigfoot erotica was.Yes-I wrote a book about Bigfoot believers. Bigfoot pics by military bubbas are meant to be funny. I didn’t know what Bigfoot Erotica was until @LeslieCockburn mentioned it. Weird things happening in her campaign-Let’s stick to issues and Leslie’s book. #bigfoot #DangerousLiaison— Denver Riggleman (@Denver4VA) July 30, 2018He told the Daily Progress that the post has to do with ‘a joke his military friends played on him’. According to the Cook Political Report, the joke also resulted in a Facebook author page with a book called The Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him. A bigfoot statue outside a Bigfoot store in California | Photo: Flickr/Amit Patel Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Republican accused of using ex-girlfriend’s nudes to lure men on InstagramSix gay candidates are running for office in Connecticut – as RepublicansCaitlyn Jenner considering running for office in the American senateRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/republican-bigfoot-erotica/