Fears over government loan targets

first_img KCS-content THERE were growing fears over government plans to boost bank lending last night, after Santander said it might not participate in any deal as critics warned overly-ambitious targets could backfire. The government is locked in talks with Britain’s five biggest banks over plans to impose business lending targets for this year, as part of a peace deal that will see the coalition resist calls to crack down on bonuses. Sources close to the talks say the Treasury wants banks to lend around 10 per cent more to firms than in 2010, when £180bn of loans were granted. But last night, a spokesman for Santander told City A.M. the bank had “yet to decide on the nature of [its] participation in any collective initiative”.The compromise deal is less attractive to Santander, which is predominantly a retail bank and therefore pays very few large bonuses to its UK-based staff. Meanwhile, critics said that if the targets were set too high they could cause another credit bubble that would derail the economic recovery. Barclays boss Bob Diamond warned against forcing banks to lend to firms that could fall into financial difficulties. “No bank should ever make a specific commitment to how much they are going to lend without looking at the creditworthiness of the borrower. That’s how the UK banks, the Bank of Scotland and others, got into trouble.” A source close to Barclays yesterday said the bank was willing to make more money available to lend this year but that it would not hit government targets unless there was enough demand from high-quality borrowers.Another senior banker told City A.M. “Our lending policies might be a little cautious at the moment, but that doesn’t mean we should be lending money on any other basis than that there is a good business case for it. If we go down the road of lending targets we risk taking decisions that will come back to haunt us.”Alistair Milne of Cass Business school said: “No one in Whitehall can say ‘there are X billion profitable business loans to be made.’ And it might even create repayment problems.” Tuesday 11 January 2011 9:16 pm whatsapp Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap Fears over government loan targets center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthyTed Health Magazine10 Surprising Benefits of Bananas You Possibly Didn’t Know AboutHealthyTed Health MagazineAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsElvenarIf You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsHero WarsBig Boss of internet games!Hero WarsTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineThis Game Can Train Your Brain To Think StrategicallyTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save ThousandsThe No Cost Solar Program Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

WaterAid’s iPhone app asks for small donations

first_imgWaterAid’s iPhone app asks for small donations The toilet database is created by users, and all users are encouraged to add new or flag up missing toilets.The application can be downloaded from the Apple Store using iTunes, or directly on an iPhone.Users of the app are encouraged to show their appreciation for the tool by making a small donation to WaterAid using the iPhone.www.wateraid.org Tagged with: Digital geo mobile AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 28 November 2009 | Newscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  46 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 WaterAid has launched ToiletFinder UK, an iPhone application that uses geolocation to find public toilets in the UK.The free ‘app’ is already number 14 in the lifestyle category for iPhone apps. It was created by French agency BeTomorrow to mark World Toilet Day on 19 November.It can be used to locate the nearest public toilet(s) to your location and it displays them in map or list format. Advertisementlast_img read more

Five tweets for fundraisers on 12 July 2017

first_img Tagged with: christmas data Humour newspaper payroll giving Twitter More ideas, inspiration, humour, and a dose of ‘did you know?’ in our latest selection of Twitter wisdom for fundraisers. Howard Lake | 12 July 2017 | News 5. Audience participation  3. Christmas TimesBlack, white, and read (and green) all over. 4. Postmark of respectThe Royal Mail, a committed promoter and supporter of payroll giving for years, is marking 30 years of the payroll giving scheme. 2. The laws of modern marketingThese gems apply equally to fundraising. Enjoy. Five tweets for fundraisers on 12 July 2017 1. Giant chequesEver wondered where giant cheques originated from? The kind that are used for publicity purposes in so many charity fundraising stories – except on UK Fundraising where we refuse to feature them on the grounds that they are lazy and unthinking?The earliest known example of one, of which a photo exists, might surprise you. And it’s not the cheque in the image below. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  139 total views,  1 views today  140 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

A second citizen journalist killed in Homs

first_img Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News News Organisation SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Follow the news on Syria February 3, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img December 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A second citizen journalist killed in Homs Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 12, 2021 Find out more Basil Al-Sayed, a 24-year-old citizen journalist based in the western city of Homs, was shot in the head by the security forces while filming the latest bloodbath yesterday in the Homs district of Bab Amr and died while being taken to hospital.Sources said Al-Sayed had been filming street protests and their dispersal by the security forces ever since the start of the uprising in Syria in March. He was one of the many Syrians who have taking considerable risks to cover the government’s use of violence against demonstrators. Using a Samsung camera, he managed to film the security forces firing on protesters. Link to his latest video.Al-Sayed is the second amateur journalist to be killed in Syria since the start of the uprising. The first was the photographer and video cameraman Ferzat Jarban, who was killed in Homs on 20 November. Citizen journalists have been playing a crucial role in providing information about developments in Syria as foreign journalists are banned from visiting the country.Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns Al-Sayed’s targeted killing and calls on the Arab League observers currently in Syria to investigate his death.Reporters Without Borders published a report on 1 December, entitled “Upheaval in the Arab world: Media as key witnesses and political pawns” which analyses the methods used by the authorities to prevent the flow of information in six countries where there have been popular uprisings, from 17 December 2010 to mid-November this year. It includes a section on Syria.last_img read more

COVID-19 Infections in Pasadena Increase Following Holiday Weekend

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News COVID-19 Infections in Pasadena Increase Following Holiday Weekend By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 4:43 pm Community News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>After steadily declining for several straight days, new COVID-19 infections detected in Pasadena increased on Wednesday, which health officials suspected was linked to the recent President’s Day weekend.Thirty-two new infections and three additional deaths were added to the city’s tallies, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.Although still well below the scores of infections seen weeks ago, Wednesday’s case count was the highest since Feb. 8 and came on the heels of eight straight days of decline, according to city data.The three new fatalities recorded on Wednesday were all women who had lived in the same long-term care facility, Derderian said. Their deaths took place “some time ago,” Derderian said, but were only just added to the city’s data.Since the onset of the pandemic, the Pasadena Public Health Department has documented a total of 10,711 COVID-19 infections and 299 deaths.Over the prior week, Pasadena had seen an average of 21.3 daily infections, which was the lowest weekly rate in more than three months.Officials at Huntington Hospital reported a continuing decline in COVID-19 admissions, with 81 patients being treated on Wednesday. Sixteen of them were being housed in intensive care units.According to city data, more than 24,300 Pasadenans had received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, while more than 7,300 had received both doses.Overall, Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 situation continues to improve, with average daily case numbers down 85% from early January, average hospitalizations down 61%, and average daily deaths down 91%.“The decreases that we see are meaningful and they’re all good news, but the numbers still remain higher than the numbers we saw back in autumn,” L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said. “These numbers continuing to decrease is not a given. This will only continue if we’re all in the game and we’re all continuing to use the tools we have at hand.”The county reported another 162 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, raising the overall death toll in the county to 19,368.Another 2,394 cases were confirmed, lifting the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,171,664.At the state level, public health officials reported 4,090 new infections and 400 additional deaths on Wednesday, raising the statewide totals to 3,416,147 cases of COVID-19 and 47,507 related fatalities.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior week declined to 3.3%, and the 14-day average reached the lowest rate recorded since nov. 12 at 4.1%, according to California Department of Public Health data.As of Wednesday, L.A. County represented 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 41% of the state’s total deaths.City News Service contributed to this report. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribecenter_img Top of the News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Powered by Everbridge Statewide Deployment, West Virginia Leads Nation with Nearly 100% of First…

first_img WhatsApp Powered by Everbridge Statewide Deployment, West Virginia Leads Nation with Nearly 100% of First Round Doses of Vaccine Administered Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterest Rapidly deploying Everbridge vaccine distribution software, West Virginia successfully turns each first-round dose into an immunization. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 center_img TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Previous articleModerna Announces Amendment to Supply Agreement with Switzerland for an Additional 6 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine ModernaNext articleValero Partners With P97 to Power Mobile Commerce Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Department refuses to meet “Lost at Sea” compensation recommendation

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ WhatsApp News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Pinterest The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food says it will not pay compensation of almost quarter of a million euro to a South Donegal family, as recommended by Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, as it fears doing so would leave the government exposed to major financial liability.The report relates Lost at Sea scheme was introduced in 2001 to compensate fishermen who had lost their trawlers and could not afford to return to fishing.When the Lost at Sea scheme was introduced, the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources wrote to some fishermen who had lost boats at sea, inviting them to apply to the scheme, but it’s been claimed that was done on a very selective basis in a way that favoured constituents of then minister Frank Fahey. Despite the sinking of the Skifjord in 1981 with the loss of Francis Byrne, his son and three other crewmen, the Byrne family was not informed of the scheme. Previous articleGAA – Brian Roper RetiresNext articleNB – Donegal County Council Emergency Numbers News Highland WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – December 28, 2009 center_img Department refuses to meet “Lost at Sea” compensation recommendation 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

INX Media Case: Delhi Court Issues Summons To P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram & Others In Money Laundering Case

first_imgNews UpdatesINX Media Case: Delhi Court Issues Summons To P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram & Others In Money Laundering Case Nupur Thapliyal24 March 2021 5:35 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Wednesday issued summons to Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti P. Chidambaram and 8 others in the main chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the INX Media money laundering case. Special Judge MK Nagpal issued summons for appearance to all the accused persons after taking cognizance of the ED’s main chargesheet in the case. All the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi Court on Wednesday issued summons to Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti P. Chidambaram and 8 others in the main chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the INX Media money laundering case. Special Judge MK Nagpal issued summons for appearance to all the accused persons after taking cognizance of the ED’s main chargesheet in the case. All the accused persons are now asked to appear before the Court on 7th April 2021. “I find sufficient material and grounds for proceeding further in the matter against all the ten accused persons named in the complaint, out of which six accused are companies, for commission of offence under Section 3 read with Section 70 of the PMLA, which is punishable under Section 4 of the said Act.” The Judge ordered. CBI had registered an FIR dated 15th May 2017 against INX Media Pvt. Ltd., Karti Chidambaram and others for offences under sec. 120B read with sec. 420 of IPC along with sec. 8, 12(2) and 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Since the offences find mention in the Schedule appeneded to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, a case was also registered by the Directorate of Enforcement (DoE), Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Government of India on 18th May 2017 and an investigation was therefore taken up for a possible action under PMLA.The said FIR was registered on the allegations that Indrani Muherjea and Pratim Mukherjea, Director and COO respectively of INX Media entered into a criminal conspiracy with Karti P Chidambaram and committed illegal acts in receiving excess Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) than the amount approved by Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). Other allegation was that such unauthorized downstream investment by INX Media in INX News without the approval of FIPB, were got scuttled by Karti P. Chidambram by influencing the public servants of FIPB Unit, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance (MoF) It was therefore alleged that owing to the criminal conspiracy and influence of P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram, such officials abused their official positions and caused undue favours to INX Media due to which INX Media had paid huge amounts to some companies which Karti P Chidambaram had substantial interest in, either directly or indirectly. The investigation revealed that for regularization of excess FDI and downstream investment by INX Media, proceeds of crime were generated on few occasions from criminal activities of the said case and the same were received by Karti P. Chidambram through some shell companies associated with him. Furthermore, it was revealed that a fake invoice dated 26th June 2008 of Rs. 11,23,600 was raised in the name of ASCPL, a company beneficially owned by Karti Chidambaram, for providing consultancy services to INX Media. The investigation further revealed that four more fake invoices in the names of four other companies for amounts, totalling to approximately US $ 700,000 (equivalent to Rs.3.2 corers), in the month of September, 2008 were also raised on INX Media. The Special Judge after going through the contents of the complaint and documents available found “sufficient material and grounds” to proceed in the matter against all the ten accused persons out of which 6 are companies, for offences under sec. 3 read with sec. 70 of the PMLA which is punishable under sec. 4 of the Act.Click Here To Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Blair’s push for disabled rights

first_imgBlair’s push for disabled rightsOn 12 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. TheGovernment needs to address how it can employ more disabled people in its ownworkforce, Prime Minister Tony Blair says today in an exclusive article forPersonnel Today.As helaunches a major Disability Rights Commission campaign this week, the PrimeMinister threw down a challenge to HR managers. He saidthey must work with government to convince firms that employing disabled peoplecan benefit business performance.“Althoughthere have been advances – including in my own office – government as a wholeis still behind where we should be.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 12/2/19

first_img Written by December 3, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/2/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhoenix 109, Charlotte 104Philadelphia 103, Utah 94Atlanta 104, Golden State 79Indiana 117, Memphis 104Milwaukee 132, New York 88Chicago 113, Sacramento 106NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBuffalo 7, New Jersey 1Vegas 4, NY Rangers 1NY Islanders 4, Detroit 1St. Louis 4, Chicago 0Anaheim 4, Los Angeles 2 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUESeattle 37, Minnesota 30TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLWashington 75, South Dakota 55  Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more