Don’t reward HMRC’s massive failure

first_imgThursday 16 September 2010 9:11 pm Don’t reward HMRC’s massive failure by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com KCS-content center_img THERE is nothing worse than rewards for failure – somebody should have made that clear to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the UK’s woefully underperforming tax body. Rather than displaying some much-needed humility after disastrously miscalculating the pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) income taxes of millions of people, and failing in many other ways over the years, the organisation is now lobbying for a gigantic power grab which could entirely redefine the relationship between the state, employees and their employers.If you think I’m exaggerating, take a look at HMRC’s proposals, outlined in a discussion document. At present, PAYE income taxes are deducted by employers from their employees’ wages on a monthly basis. Under the most extreme of the proposals, companies would start handing over their entire salaries to the government, in the shape of a “central calculator” run by HMRC. The taxes would then be deducted by HMRC and the remaining amount would be paid by the taxman to employees. Incredibly, HMRC would suddenly become the largest payroll organisation in the world – it, rather than employers, would pay wages. This would be a nightmare for many reasons. The set-up costs would be massive, with the need to hire thousands of consultants, developers and others; these sorts of IT projects are notoriously expensive, invariably go over budget and end up not working properly at all. Once set up, massive numbers of errors would lead to money being paid over by employers but not reaching employees on the due day. The track record of large IT projects shows that this is a certainty. Imagine if 1m people suddenly didn’t receive their pay at the end of the month? The authorities would have to hire tens of thousands of staff – jobs currently undertaken by payroll or HR departments in private firms – merely to deal with queries. While the coalition is espousing decentralisation and localism, centralising payroll under one government institution would be an absurd move in the opposite direction, a 1970s-style nationalisation of a system that must remain private and decentralised. And what about privacy? Will everyone’s salary and taxation level be available online to view, given that all of the data would suddenly be in one place? Hackers would have a field day. A related HMRC proposal would be to start introducing real-time information on pay so that tax is much more likely to be deducted correctly. This is – in theory – a good idea and would make it easier to reform the welfare system along the radical lines envisaged by Iain Duncan Smith. But there could be huge costs to employers, who would have to invest heavily in staff and computer systems. The real danger, however, is that HMRC is also thinking of forcing firms to hand over extra information to the authorities as part of this shift to real-time data. This is unacceptable for cost and privacy reasons. The Institute of Directors has highlighted some of the issues. Is pay frequency really needed? How can employers be expected to know about all third-party payments, in real time? Does the fact that some pay is for holidays matter for tax purposes? Finally, there is a suggestion that hours worked should be recorded – this would be an odiously authoritarian development. It is almost as if officials are seeking to kill off corporate Britain and to impose Soviet-style controls on taxpayers. The coalition government should tell HMRC where to go. [email protected] Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

RI sports betting revenue rockets in September

first_img Rhode Island sports betting revenue almost tripled month-on-month to $2.5m (£1.9m/€2.3m) in September, with an increase in retail betting accompanied by the first contribution from mobile.Total market revenue was up 195.4% from $851,778 in August, breaking the previous monthly record of $2.2m set in June of this year. Players wagered $22.2m, which represents a 120.6% increase on the previous months’ $10.1m.As the market opened in November 2018, year-on-year comparisons are not yet available.Retail remained the most popular form of sports betting during September, with consumers spending $18.9m at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln and Twin River Tiverton site. This was up 177.7% from a total retail spend of $10.6m in August, prior to the launch of mobile sports betting.Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address RI sports betting revenue rockets in September Rhode Island sports betting revenue almost tripled month-on-month to $2.5m in September, with an increase in retail betting accompanied by the first contribution from mobile. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Regions: US Rhode Island Topics: Finance Sports betting Finance 29th October 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgUACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUACN Property Development Plc is a property investment company in Nigeria that buys, develops, sells, leases and manages commercial and residential accommodation and retail space. The company offers accommodation options in the luxury, premium and classic sectors of the real estate market. UACN Property Development Plc also owns and operates a hotel in Lagos which includes conferencing and banquet facilities. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UACN Property Development Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

9% dividend yields! Should you buy these FTSE 100 shares in an ISA?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 | More on: LGEN RIO See all posts by Royston Wild Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 9% dividend yields! Should you buy these FTSE 100 shares in an ISA? 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. Looking for cheap blue chips with monster dividend yields? Well I think Legal & General (LSE: LGEN) is one FTSE 100 share worthy of serious attention today. It trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of below 7 times as I type. A 9% dividend yield should be catnip for income chasers, meanwhile.So what makes it such a brilliant dividend play for these uncertain times? Well the insurance sector is one of the more resilient when economic conditions take a turn for the worse. It’s a quality that explains Legal & General’s recent decision to keep rewarding its shareholders with bulky payouts while a sea of other FTSE 100 shares have reduced, postponed, or axed their dividends.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…It’s not just its immense defensive qualities that give the insurance giant the confidence to maintain its progressive dividend policy, however. Legal & General can also fall back on its robust balance sheet in order to keep payments growing. Its solvency ratio slipped in 2019, but as of the close of the year still stood at a chubby 174%.Don’t just think of the business as a brilliant buy for these uncertain times, however. Its product portfolio, which includes life insurance and pensions products, allows it to capitalise on the planet’s rapidly ageing population in the new decade and beyond. And it has excellent exposure to these customers in emerging and developed economies alike.A risky FTSE 100 shareIron giant Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO) is one FTSE 100 share I’d avoid today, though, on fears of sliding ore demand. So far, sales of the steelmaking component have held up well in spite of the Covid-19 crisis. Shipments into China, in fact, leapt 11.4% year on year to almost 96m tonnes in April.That’s not to say that a whopping demand fall isn’t just around the corner, though. Chinese imports might be holding up but iron ore shipments into other steel-producing nations are looking more fragile.Rio Tinto beat broker expectations last month when it announced that iron ore shipments rose 5% on an annual basis in quarter one. But with a painful and possibly prolonged global recession coming, it could find buyers for its material increasingly hard to find.6% dividend yieldsProduction cuts from the likes of Vale might have supported prices of the commodity in recent months. But I worry that mill consumption could erode all over the planet. Besides, over the long term the market threatens to be swamped with elevated levels of unwanted iron ore as mining goliaths like Rio Tinto embark on project expansions and get new assets off the ground.I don’t care about this Footsie share’s low forward P/E multiple of 10 times. Nor does its 6.6% dividend yield for 2020 appeal to me given uncertain commodity demand in the near term and beyond. I think it should be left on the shelf.last_img read more

Why the Telit share price is surging 15% today

first_img Tom Rodgers | Friday, 20th November, 2020 | More on: TCM Why the Telit share price is surging 15% today Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. The Telit Communications (LSE:TCM) share price has soared more than 15% after a takeover offer from Swiss chipmaker u-blox.  The Internet of Things (IoT) product maker announced that it was considering the bid in a 20 November market update. The Telit share price is now trading at levels not seen since August 2017.5G 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 £260m market cap firm is one of the 100 largest on London’s AIM market.Telit share price leaps aheadu-blox is worth £383m and makes wireless semiconductor chips for the consumer and automotive market. It is traded on Switzerland’s SIX stock exchange. Successful takeovers can represent a big payday to investors, which is one reason why the Telit share price is now trading at a three-year high. Under the terms of the all-share buyout bid, Telit shareholders would receive u-blox shares at a value of 250p per share. As of mid-morning on 20 November, the Telit share price sat around 195p, some 28% below the offer price. The group has received approaches before, of course. The u-blox bid is only the most recent takeover attempt. Earlier this month, the Telit board said it rejected an offer from the £94m market cap NASDAQ-listed IoT producer Lantronix.Telit allElsewhere, business appears brisk at the Italian-Israeli firm.In a 10 November trading update, Telit said its sales remained “resilient” compared to the first half of the year. IoT cloud revenues jumped 10% to $32.4m. It said this news backed the group’s strategy to focus on industrial IoT services. In January, Telit started expanding its range of 5G products to address the growing demand for high-bandwidth devices. And the Telit share price has rebounded strongly from the depths of the March 2020 Covid-19-induced stock market crash. Since then, the Telit share price has forged up from an 83p low, adding 126% to reach nearly 200p.Taking overThe board confirmed takeover rumours on 3 November, lighting a fire under the Telit share price. And speculation grew as to the potential identity of the takeover applicant. So confirmation from CEO Paulo Dal Pino that u-blox has a firm offer in place appears to be the reason for today’s Telit share price jump.  It’s quite the turnaround for the London-listed IoT maker. In 2017, Telit won a purchase order to supply parts to Tesla’s Model 3 cars, sending shares flying. Tesla, of course saw its own 20% share price jump this month after it gained entry to the prestigious S&P 500. But scandal hit. Telit’s shares crashed over 50% in a week in August 2017 after former boss Oozi Cats revealed he was wanted for a 25-year-old fraud case in Boston. Finance boss Yosi Fait replaced the disgraced CEO then issued a market warning to say that full-year profits and sales would be below expectations.Green shootsA new management team arrived in 2018 to turn the company around. Paulo Dal Pino’s focus has been on refocusing the group and growing revenues and profits. So his confirmation of takeover rumours on 3 November, the positive trading update a week later, and today’s announcement of a bid from u-blox have all contributed to the rapid Telit share price rise. The massive expansion of the 5G and IoT sectors have also done no harm at all to Telit and confidence appears high over the future direction of the company.  I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. TomRodgers 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

Why is the Trainline share price down 7% today?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Karl 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. Enter Your Email Address Why is the Trainline share price down 7% today? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… See all posts by Karl Loomes 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.center_img 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. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Karl Loomes | Thursday, 7th January, 2021 | More on: TRN I have said it before but I think it bears repeating. Those of us focused on investing in shares should not ignore the corporate bond market. Financing has a direct impact on a company’s prospects, and most indicators impact both debt and equity. Today, Trainline (LSE: TRN) has seen its share price down about 7% because of the potential dilution from its new convertible bond.Why is a bond hurting the Trainline share price?For those who are not sure, a bond is simply a debt security. A company or government borrows money from investors, in return for a fixed interest rate (called a coupon) over a fixed period of time.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…A convertible bond, like the one that is hurting the Trainline share price today, takes this one step further. A convertible bond allows the holder to change the bond into shares if they want to. These shares are almost always newly issued, which mean they dilute current shareholder positions.Dilution hurts a share price because it means a company of the same value is divided into more pieces. In a simplified example, if a £1m company had 1 million shares in issue, each would be worth £1. If the next day that same £1m firm issued a further 1 million shares, each would now be worth just 50p.This is why today’s news from the Trainline that it will be issuing a new £150m convertible bond is hurting its share price so much.More problemsThe company said it is issuing the bond in order to provide liquidity, “protecting the business further in an extended Covid downturn scenario”. If people are not booking trains, then Trainline is not making money. Further lockdowns in the UK will only make this worse.Its first-half results in November showed some worrying figures. Ticket sales were just 19% of the level from the previous year, while revenue was about a quarter of H1 2019 and gross profit was one-fifth. Unlike the train companies themselves, Trainline has not benefited from government backing.Trainline may see its share price hit in the long run if travel patterns change. Lockdowns are forcing many people to work from home, and some believe this will become a permanent trend.It has been shown now that people don’t need to be in an office to do their job. It seems ever more likely that even when lockdowns end, many more people will be working from home. For many commuters, particularly those traveling into London in the South East, this means less train travel. Less train travel means fewer bookings through Trainline.The Trainline share price may be down today because of the dilution impact of its new convertible bond, but its problems are far more fundamental. Personally I struggle to see much to be positive about for the company right now. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Under Armour Bite Tech Mouthguard – revealed

first_imgOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS There are two types of UA Performance Mouthwear. You can have a dentist take impressions of your teeth or buy one of the DIY Boil ‘n’ Bite range, which will be available from early June priced £59.99. For info, see underarmour.co.uk/ualab/armourbiteWhat it does…?Moves the jaw down and forwardReduces pressure on the TMJ (jaw joint)Opens up the airwayThe Benefits…Increases strengthIncreases enduranceSpeeds up reactionsDecreases stressDecreases lactic acidThis article appeared in the June 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UKcenter_img Wales’ Jamie Roberts uses the UA Mouthpiece in trainingGumshields have long been worn by players to protect their teeth on the field, but how about one that could also increase your strength, endurance and reaction times as well? Sounds too good to be true – well, it isn’t, writes Sarah Mockford.The Performance MouthguardThe key is in the jaw. Clenching your teeth is a natural reaction when exerting yourself, but doing so compresses your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) – jaw joint – and triggers the release of cortisol and other hormones, which can lead to stress and fatigue when overproduced. It also narrows your airway, so there’s less oxygen in your body to prevent lactic acid build-up.For centuries people have tried to address this glitch in the body – ancient warriors biting on leather straps, for example – but how does this help?Preventing teeth from clenching fully by shifting the jaw down and forward not only relieves pressure on the TMJ, thus reducing cortisol production, but also widens the airway. Now, after 15 years of research, scientists have designed mouthpieces that allow sportspeople to improve their performance.Under Armour have used Bite Tech’s patented wedge to produce a range of mouthwear to realign the jaw. The UA Performance Mouthpiece (above) sits over the bottom teeth and is designed to be used in the gym while, for your top teeth, the Performance Mouthguard (below) not only provides performance benefits but helps to protect your teeth.The results of scientific studies, including one at the Military College of South Carolina, into the benefits of wearing the mouthpieces are hard to get your head round. Strength increases by up to 20%, endurance rises by an average of 17% while reaction times and cortisol levels are cut in half (both 49% decrease) and lactic acid is down by 25% after 30 minutes of exercise. All from a piece of plastic!The Performance mouthpieceIt’s easy to be dubious about these claims, but rugby’s pros have been won over. Wales centre Jamie Roberts says: “When running or doing weights you tend to clench your jaw, so I use the lower piece in training.“I feel I can breathe easier with it in as the airflow is better and little one per centers can help improve your game.”last_img read more

A History of Veterans Day

first_imgFROM ARMISTICE DAY TO VETERANS DAY American effort during World War II (1941-1945) saw the greatest mobilization of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force in the nation’s history (more than 16 million people); some 5.7 million more served in the Korean War (1950 to 1953). In 1954, after lobbying efforts by veterans’ service organizations, the 83rd U.S. Congress amended the 1938 act that had made Armistice Day a holiday, striking the word “Armistice” in favor of “Veterans.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the legislation on June 1, 1954. From then on, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.The next development in the story of Veterans Day unfolded in 1968, when Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, which sought to ensure three-day weekends for federal employees–and encourage tourism and travel–by celebrating four national holidays (Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Columbus Day) on Mondays.The observation of Veterans Day was set as the fourth Monday in October. The first Veterans Day under the new law was Monday, October 25, 1971; confusion ensued, as many states disapproved of this change, and continued to observe the holiday on its original date. In 1975, after it became evident that the actual date of Veterans Day carried historical and patriotic significance to many Americans, President Gerald R. Ford signed a new law returning the observation of Veterans Day to November 11th beginning in 1978. If November 11 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the federal government observes the holiday on the previous Friday or following Monday, respectively. B. Starnes Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSArmistice DayVeterans Day Previous articleAPD hosts Bicycle Safety Rodeo this weekendNext articleApopka Veterans Day events and special offers Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here November 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm I recognize all the emblems but the center emblem. What group does that emblem symbolize? Reply 3 COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply R A Blair CELEBRATING VETERANS DAY AROUND THE WORLD  Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.In the United States, an official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, while parades and other celebrations are held in states around the country. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. Reply November 11, 2016 at 3:45 pmcenter_img November 8, 2017 at 9:58 am Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 J. L. Julian What is that center emblem representing? A day dedicated to American veterans of warsFrom The History Channel On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.THE GREAT WAR & ARMISTICE DAY Though the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, November 11 remained in the public imagination as the date that marked the end of the Great War. In November 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The day’s observation included parades and public gatherings, as well as a brief pause in business activities at 11 a.m. On November 11, 1921, an unidentified American soldier killed in the war was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.; the U.S. Congress had declared the day a legal federal holiday in honor of all those who participated in the war. On the same day the previous year, unidentified soldiers were laid to rest at Westminster Abbey in London and at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.On June 4, 1926, Congress passed a resolution that the “recurring anniversary of [November 11, 1918] should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations” and that the president should issue an annual proclamation calling for the observance of Armistice Day. By that time, 27 state legislatures had made November 11 a legal holiday. An act approved May 13, 1938 made November 11 a legal Federal holiday, “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.’” In actuality, there are no U.S. national holidays because the states retain the right to designate their own, and the government can only designate holidays for federal employees and for the District of Columbia. In practice, however, states almost always follow the federal lead. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Reply I believe it represents Special Forces… Correct me if I am wrong. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Nuevo apagón en la capital venezolana

first_imgOriginal en pagina12.com.ar el 24 de julio.Un residente de Caracas regresa a su vivienda con una bolsa de compras en medio del apagón.Caracas amaneció el 23 de julio con la incertidumbre que traen los apagones. La mayoría de las zonas de la capital ya había recuperado el sistema eléctrico, y la mañana estuvo marcada por cortes de algunas horas en diferentes sectores. El día fue declarado no laborable por parte del gobierno, el servicio de metro inhabilitado debido a la inestabilidad eléctrica, y los movimientos fueron los que suceden a los apagones: compras de comida y carga de gasolina.A las 14, el ministro de la Energía Eléctrica, Freddy Brito, información acerca de la recuperación al “ciento por ciento de la carga en la mayoría de los estados del país”. Menos de 24 horas para Caracas y el país: el apagón había sucedido a las 16,45 del día anterior. Aunque la realidad de la capital contrasta con la de muchos estados: en la primera los apagones han sido contados desde principio de año, mientras que, en estados como Zulia, Lara o Táchira, los cortes de luz son diarios.El ministro para la Comunicación, Jorge Rodríguez, denunció que el evento ocurrido se debió a un ataque: “Los primeros indicios recibidos de la investigación orientan a la existencia de un ataque de carácter electromagnético que buscó afectar el sistema de generación hidroeléctrica de Guayana, principal proveedor de este servicio en el país”.Según el ministro, se trataría así de un nuevo ataque al sistema eléctrico nacional, como ya lo había denunciado el gobierno nacional las veces anteriores, en particular en el apagón más grande que comenzó el pasado 7 de marzo y se prolongó durante varios días. Rodríguez anunció que la recuperación sería rápida debido a que, luego de los supuestos ataques, habían sido instrumentados “protocolos de protección y seguridad”.La oposición acusó, por su parte, al gobierno de ser responsable de lo sucedido. El mismo mensaje partió desde Estados Unidos, donde, por ejemplo, el senador republicano Marco Rubio, operador en la estrategia contra el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro, afirmó que la causa del apagón era “el régimen”.Junto con tensión se vio calmaEn las calles existió cierta tensión por el corte generalizado, debido en particular a la hora del apagón -coincidente con los regresos a las casas y la progresiva llegada de la noche- el impacto en los transportes y las incertidumbres propias y de familiares. Junto con eso se vio calma, resignación, conversaciones en esquinas de barrios populares. Caracas mostró cierta costumbre ante la dificultad: el gobierno activó los servicios de emergencia de transporte y se generaron filas de carros en los puntos de la ciudad donde se sabe que existe señal de telefonía cuando ocurren apagones.En ese contexto Juan Guaidó cumplió este 23 de julio seis meses de su autoproclamación. Convocó a una sesión pública de la Asamblea Nacional en uno de los puntos habituales de concentración del antichavismo en Caracas. La concurrencia a la actividad fue pequeña, representativa de los sectores tradicionales de la derecha venezolana con su ausencia de sectores populares.Allí Guaidó anunció que la aprobación del ingreso de Venezuela al Tratado Interamericano de Asistencia Recíproca (TIAR), el acto de defensa mutua interamericana del cual Venezuela se retiró en el 2012 junto a Bolivia, Nicaragua y Ecuador. El TIAR, abre entre sus posibilidades el pedido de la conformación de una coalición de fuerzas interamericanas para llevar adelante una intervención militar.Esa aprobación ha sido un pedido constante desde varias semanas atrás por parte de los sectores de la oposición que solo ven una salida a través de una acción de fuerza militar extranjera. Guaidó mantuvo un discurso oscilante respecto a las implicaciones del TIAR, planteándolo como posible herramienta para una acción de fuerza a la vez que como un instrumento para fines únicamente diplomáticos y económicos.La aprobación del TIAR por parte de un poder público en una arquitectura de intento de golpe de Estado se dio en el marco de los diálogos de Barbados que se mantienen. El gobierno y la oposición ya han realizado cuatro encuentros públicos desde mayo, dos en Oslo, y dos en la isla del Caribe, con la mediación central del gobierno de Noruega, que ha insistido en reiteradas oportunidades en la necesidad de la discreción acerca de los contenidos.El discurso de Elliott AbramsAún no se sabe cuáles serían los puntos posibles del acuerdo en caso de lograrse. Uno de los nudos centrales de diferencia reside en la permanencia de Nicolás Maduro al frente de la presidencia. Elliott Abrams, enviado especial de EEUU para el caso Venezuela, declaró en una entrevista el domingo pasado que: “No es posible que haya elecciones libres y justas con Maduro en la presidencia (…) aceptar elecciones y permitir que Maduro se mantenga hasta ellas equivale a renunciar al cambio”.El discurso de Abrams ratifica no solamente la necesidad de que Maduro no se presente a unas eventuales elecciones presidenciales, sino que se retire antes de las mismas. El presidente instó por su parte a la maquinaria del Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela a prepararse para unas elecciones que, desde hace varios meses, anunció que serían para elegir un nuevo poder legislativo. Ningún dirigente del chavismo ha asomado la posibilidad de elecciones presidenciales hasta el momento, y Diosdado Cabello, presidente de la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente, afirmó su desacuerdo respecto a esa posibilidad.Los elementos se desarrollan en simultáneo con Barbados: el apagón producto de un nuevo ataque como denunció el gobierno, la carta del TIAR, el avión norteamericano de reconocimiento que incursionó el viernes en área internacional de dominio venezolano sin autorización y fue interceptado por dos Sukhoi, la reciente reunión del Movimiento de Países No Alineados donde 120 gobiernos reconocieron a Maduro y se opusieron al bloqueo norteamericano. Los diálogos no detienen las demás variables que a su vez sirven para construir la correlación de fuerzas para un posible acuerdo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TV station director is the target of murder attempt

first_img On the night of 29 September, some 10 shots were fired at the car of Euri Cabral, the head of the TV station Canal 23 and presenter of the programme “El gobierno de la Mañana” on radio Z-101. Reporters Without Borders said the attack was clearly planned with great care. Reporters Without Borders has expressed concern over the attempted assassination of Euri Cabral, director of Channel 23 television and host of Radio Z-101’s “El gobierno de la Mañana” programme.”We ask you to do everything possible to ensure that the attackers and those behind the attack are identified and punished as soon as possible. This assassination attempt was obviously carefully planned. It is important to prevent the emergence of a climate of impunity in the Dominican Republic,” said Reporters Without Borders in a letter to Interior Minister Franklin Almeyda Rancier.”We are particularly worried given that this is the second serious attackagainst the press following the death of a journalist in Azua, east of Santo Domingo, on 14 September 2004. Reporters in this city say they are still receiving threats. Their aggressors, who are notorious criminals, must be brought under control quickly,” said Reporters Without Borders.”However, we welcome the reaction of President Leonel Fernández, who immediately condemned the attack on Cabral, as well as the authorities’ initiative to grant protection to all the journalists who work on the programme,” the organisation added.On the night of 29 September, after hosting the programme “Temas del día” on Channel 23, Cabral was the target of an assassination attempt in Santo Domingo. He was in his vehicle when a car tried to block his path. Two individuals on motorcycle fired several shots at the car, including three shots at head-level.Police have arrested a suspect, but his identity has not yet been revealed. Cabral said members of the former government and the police may have been responsible for the attack, which he believed was designed to spread fear among the media.The journalist has been very critical of former president Hipolito Mejía and is reputed to have close ties to the governing Dominican Liberation Party (Partido de la Liberación Dominicana, PLD). He has spoken out frequently in favour of putting officials from the Mejía government on trial for corruption.Before the 16 August presidential election, he received threats, which he did not consider serious. He is now under police protection.Meanwhile, in the city of Azua, where journalist Juan Andújar was killed by gang members on 14 September, journalists are still being threatened. Several journalists, as well as those close to them, have received further death threats. Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015 February 15, 2017 Find out more Help by sharing this information October 1, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV station director is the target of murder attempt September 22, 2014 Find out more June 25, 2015 Find out more Dominican RepublicAmericas Receive email alerts Follow the news on Dominican Republic Dominican Republic: News presenter and producer gunned down in mid-broadcast Organisation News News News RSF_en Dominican RepublicAmericas News Journalists wounded while covering street clashes in Santo Domingo to go furtherlast_img read more