CITY MOVES| WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_img Share HSBCHSBC?has announced the appointment of Hossam Alsaady as head of its Saudi Arabia team within the London-based Middle East and North Africa division of its private banking business. Alsaady is moving over from his role at NCB Capital in Jeddah, where he has held several senior positions, most recently head of strategy. At HSBC, he will be reporting to Bassem Snaije in London and Sobhi Tabbara in Geneva.Cushman & WakefieldReal estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has announced the appointment of Tony Edwards and Simon Wild as partners in its southern retail agency team. They both move over from Churston Heard, which was bought by Jones Lang LaSalle in 2008. MGM AdvantageRetirement specialist and mutual society MGM Advantage has appointed Brian Harrison and Isabel Hudson as non-executive directors. Harrison will be the firm’s new chairman of the risk committee while Hudson will sit on the investment committee among other duties.Harrison has over 30 years’ experience in the pensions business, having begun his career at the Gresham Group and worked at Friends Provident. Hudson also has 30 years’ experience, but in insurance. She has worked at Prudential UK?and set up a specialist annuity company Synesis Life in 2006. Generation InvestmentGeneration Investment Management, the investment management firm, has appointed Mike Ramsay a partner in its London office. Ramsay moves from the Carlyle Group, where he was global head of leveraged finance. He has also worked at Prudential M&G.Aviva InvestorsBart Coenraads has joined Aviva Investors as head of real estate multi-manager, Asia-Pacific. He will be responsible for the development of the firm’s strategy in this area and will be reporting to Ed Casal. PricewaterhouseCoopersPwC has hired Nigel Vooght as head of its financial services business, replacing Jeremy Scott. Vooght will lead PwC’s global banking and capital market services. Metro BankMark Price has been appointed managing director of commercial banking at new high-street bank Metro Bank. Price will be responsible for building up the firm’s business clients. 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Center KCS-content whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Wednesday 1 December 2010 7:23 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com CITY MOVES| WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS last_img read more

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Spelinspektionen looks to ban betting on yellow cards

first_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Spelinspektionen looks to ban betting on yellow cards Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has put forward an amendment to the country’s gaming rules that would see operators prohibited from offering odds on rule violations, such as a yellow card in football or a fault in tennis. 14th January 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Legal & compliance Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has put forward an amendment to the country’s gaming rules that would see operators prohibited from offering odds on rule violations, such as a yellow card in football or a fault in tennis.The draft regulations, for which a consultation has been launched, aims to improve anti-match fixing controls by removing any potential reward for athletes that commit certain acts for match-fixing purposes. It would ban betting on incidents such as cards, penalty kicks, disqualifications and other punishments that may be handed out to teams or players in the course of an event.This, in turn, would also ensure that fixers do not attempt to influence individual athletes, Spelinspektionen director general Camilla Rosenberg explained.This new restriction on betting markets was one of three new rules the regulator aims to bring in. It also aims to ban betting that a team or athlete will lose a match or tournament, and a prohibition on bets on the individual performance of an athlete aged under 18.“Spelinspektionen believes that this should be seen as a first step in the approach to counteract manipulation of [sporting] results through regulation,” the regulator explained.“This, together with other measures such as collaboration with the Match Fixing Council, the gaming companies’ own work on monitoring the manipulation of results and the sport [governing bodies’] own work to prevent and detect manipulation, will counteract match fixing.”The new controls that have been put forward mark a significant climb-down from the regulator’s original plans. It revealed that it had originally been considering more extensive restrictions, such as a directory of competitions and events on which operators would be permitted to offer odds.This would have been in place for the sports considered at greatest risk from match fixing, including football and tennis. However it ultimately reduced the scope of the new controls over concerns that it could lead to players shifting to unlicensed gaming sites.The consultation on the new controls runs until 14 February, after which Spelinspektionen will take into account feedback and consider any changes to the proposed regulations. However, Rosenberg noted that if further restrictions were necessary, the regulator would not hesitate to bring them into force.The proposal has already prompted a sceptical response from the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), which has around 50 retail and online sports betting brands feeding into its alerts system, including a number of high-profile Swedish brands. Chief executive Khalid Ali said that while the integrity monitoring body was keen to work with regulators on any initiatives to tackle betting related match fixing, it was difficult to see how the new regulations were either justified or effective.“There is a range of evidence that the markets proposed to be prohibited are not the markets that corrupters primarily focus on as liquidly levels are too low and illicit activity more easily identified,” Ali explained. “Furthermore, corrupters often seek to place bets outside of the territory where the event is corrupted, notably on the unregulated market in Asia, making Swedish market restrictions ineffective.”Ali warned that the restrictions could only serve to prevent Swedish consumers from accessing well regulated products, and ultimately hinder the goal of channelling players towards legal forms of gambling.last_img read more

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Six Nations: Bet you never saw this!

first_imgSaw it all, did you? Well, Rugby World spotted these crackers from the latest round of the Six Nations! GETTY IMAGES/AFP/Martin Bureau from France 26-24 England LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img PHOTO: INPHO/Cathal Noonan from Wales 23-15 ItalyPHOTO: INPHO/Cathal Noonan from Wales 23-15 ItalyPHOTO: ACTION IMAGES/Paul Harding from France 26-24 EnglandPHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/AFP/Martin Bureau from France 26-24 EnglandPHOTO: INPHO/Dan Sheridan from Ireland 28-6 ScotlandPHOTO: INPHO/Dan Sheridan from Ireland 28-6 ScotlandPHOTO: INPHO/Billy Stickland from Ireland 28-6 Scotland…and you may have seen this, but it’s a beauty!last_img read more

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Chamber hires new Business Development/Membership Director

first_img TAGSApopka Area Chamber of Commerce Previous articleNot just a place to live: From homelessness to citizenshipNext articleRoseanne, NFL owners, and the 2018 Florida race for the Senate: Let’s Talk About It Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Over the past seven years, Holly has worked in the Marketing and Sales divisions of Ellucian, Inc., an international software company serving the technology needs of higher education. While there, her primary focus was on business development and marketing lead generation, as well as supporting the sales teams in enhancing their pipeline revenue. Prior to this role, Holly worked in project management and other distribution operations support for over a decade at Progress Energy (now Duke Energy) and as the Executive Assistant at the former Apopka branch of the Bank of Central Florida.Holly remains very involved at Apopka High school and is dedicated to the sports programs, alumni and fundraising. Additionally, Holly is an advocate for children’s healthcare and as such, serves on the Family Advisory Council at Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando, and was recently named Chairman of the council. Holly is married to husband, Jack Condrey, and has two children, Victoria Burgett and Blake Burgett. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please welcome her to the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce and offer her your best wishes, as she takes on this new important role for our organization! Holly can be reached at [email protected] and at our office at (407) 886-1441.As a fifth-generation Apopkan, Holly proudly shares her deep family roots within the community and a tremendous passion for “all things Apopka.” Her ties to the Ustler family, settling here over 100 years ago, are credited for the introduction of the fern industry to the Indoor Foliage Capital of the World. Upon graduation from Apopka High School, Holly received her Associate of Arts Degree from Valencia College and went on to the University of Central Florida to study Business Management. Additionally, while she was at UCF she worked as a part-time assistant at the Apopka Area Chamber (How awesome is that!). Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here From the Apopka Area Chamber of CommerceWe are excited to officially announce that Holly Jordan Condrey has joined our team as the new Business Development and Membership Director for the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce. She began her employment on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom center_img Holly will be responsible for our new membership, retention, and growth, along with fostering positive relations with merchants, businesses, residents and local, county and state governmental agencies. Additionally, she will be coordinating and executing all Grand Openings and New Business/Member Ribbon Cuttings. Finally, she will be charged with the planning, promotion, and implementation of our annual events and business programming that develops volunteer leaders and enhances our community’s quality of life.Holly Jordan Condrey LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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House in Foz / Sergio Koch

first_imgSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 24 Share “COPY” Portugal Architects: Sergio Koch Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/39339/house-in-foz-sergio-koch Clipboard House in Foz / Sergio KochSave this projectSaveHouse in Foz / Sergio Koch ArchDaily 2009 Year:  Houses House in Foz / Sergio Koch Projects Area:  1275 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Porto, Portugal Photographs CopyAbout this officeSergio KochOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortoHousesPortugalPublished on November 02, 2009Cite: “House in Foz / Sergio Koch” 02 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House in Foz / Sergio Koch是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/39339/house-in-foz-sergio-koch Clipboard Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. The building sit is a street corner, in a natural terrace by the sea and the occupation of that is based on the search for optimal morphology of the land as a form of resolution for the deployment proposal. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Porcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionThe house was constructed in the middle of the field and the entrance is made by the more favorable allotment, ie, the street perpendicular to the sea, thus avoiding a large movement of earth and conflicts with a possible connection to the sea side avenue, keeping depth look at the horizon. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOrientation East / West allows optimize natural lighting and the height of two storeys above the ground remains about the buildings that surround it. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe outside coating is accomplished through a ventilated facade with white Portuguese marble slabs Estremoz, 2,70 x1,00m, sand blasted, with the approximate height of each floor housing. This solution, ventilated façade, provides a better thermal performance and sealing the building before the “aggressiveness” of the sea air and the white marble, together with a slightly mirrored glass facade make it possible to “dilute” its presence in the line of homes that accompanying the promenade, thus avoiding the monolithic nature of the solution. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe inner wall, an integral part of construction, made in granite blocks (0.12 m esp.) grey Évora, also reduce the presence of the house by creating another element of vertical transition with the maximum height of the construction, while that functional as the best natural windbreak against the strong north wind, predominantly in the region, allowing you to enjoy the garden in a more comfortable way. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGWith two floors above the threshold and one floor below, the internal distribution is perfectly stratified, the ground floor are common areas like the living room, dining room, kitchen / pantry, an office and a small toilette. First floor is occupied by the private housing. Four rooms with their own dressing areas and bathrooms. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGBasement works as service areas, garage, storage rooms, technical areas and a studio that receives light through a gap that communicates with the car access to garage.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessCalifornia Senior Housing Design CompetitionArticlesParkitecture Design CompetitionArticles Sharelast_img read more

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Open source portal software for local authorities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 July 2002 | News Advertisement Open source portal software for local authorities APLAWS is a new open-source Web content management system developed for local authorities.The free system allows them to implement portal-style information services. The system has adhered to Web standards for navigation, metadata, interoperability, and accessibility, and its developers claim that it is “fully e-GIF [Government Interoperability Framework] compliant.” 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.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Rezidor Hotel Group to support Variety for two years

first_imgRezidor Hotel Group to support Variety for two years 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. Individual Radisson Blu and Park Inn hotels are being encouraged to come up with creative and entertaining ways to raise money. Richard Moore, Area Vice President UK and Ireland, said: “Variety is a brilliant cause and we hope our collaboration will help to enrich the lives of those disadvantaged young people in our local communities.”The Rezidor Hotel Group is a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s ten largest hotel groups. Rezidor operates over 430 hotels with 95,000 rooms in 70 countries. www.variety.org.ukPhoto: The Rezidor Hotel Group General Managers and Matt King, Variety, the Children’s Charity, Ambassador celebrate the new charity partnership between the two organisations at the Radisson Blu Manchester Airport Hotel Tagged with: charity of the year corporate  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Rezidor Hotel Group is to support children’s charity Variety in a two-year partnership. Over 2,500 staff from the group’s hotels in the UK will help raise funds for the charity to improve the lives of children and young people throughout the UK.At each of the 32 participating hotels, guests and members of the local community will be invited to donate to Variety through a number of initiatives such as collections in the hotels, charity fundraising events and other staff-driven activities.September will also see a number of fundraising activities nationally as that is the Group’s 10th annual Responsible Business Action Month. Advertisement Howard Lake | 13 February 2013 | Newslast_img read more

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U.S. Africa policy and the elections

first_imgNo substantial discussion has taken place during the current capitalist elections relating to Washington’s foreign policy toward Africa.Although people of African descent constitute the largest voting bloc among national minorities in the United States, issues related to them in both domestic and foreign policy are given almost no consideration. While the draconian legislation that accelerated the incarceration rates of African Americans under former President Bill Clinton gets mentioned, that constitutes only a fraction of the broader political framework of national oppression.Not only is it outrageous that the Clinton administration endorsed new laws intensifying disparate treatment in the criminal justice system along racial lines, but both Bill and Hillary Clinton have been involved in foreign policy operations on behalf of the U.S. government and private capital, such as in Haiti and Libya, that proved disastrous for the people there.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the public face of the Pentagon- and NATO-led bombing campaign against Libya during 2011 that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, the dislocation of millions and the impoverishment of this North African state, once the most prosperous on the continent. Today Libya is in ruins while the United Nations attempts to prop up a “government of national accord” that has no legitimacy, even among the two rival factions installed by imperialism after its war of regime change brutally assassinated former leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi. Oil revenues, which under Gadhafi provided Libya with resources to develop this former Italian colony, are now fought over for control of the country.The situation in Libya is a product of both Washington and Wall Street in their ongoing drive to dominate Africa and its resources. All-out attacks against various independent and anti-imperialist governments and movements throughout Africa and the Middle East are part and parcel of Western efforts to extend their economic and political stranglehold over former subject nations and emerging states. Imperialist militarism escalatesOver the last decade militarism has increased in Africa with interventions in Somalia, Libya and other states involving the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), established under the George W. Bush administration and enhanced by President Barack Obama. AFRICOM’s role has fostered greater instability and dislocation within African Union member states. An official of Mali’s armed forces, who was trained at military schools in the U.S., carried out a coup in 2012. Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia serve as staging grounds for imperialist military operations on the continent and in the Middle East. Djibouti houses the largest known Pentagon base at Camp Lemonier, where thousands of U.S. and French troops are stationed. Drone stations and CIA field offices exist throughout East Africa. The Pentagon often carries out bombing raids against the al-Shabaab Islamist group in Somalia. Flotillas of NATO warships patrol the Gulf of Aden, one of the most lucrative trading routes in the world.In West Africa, the Pentagon often engages in naval maneuvers with regional states under the guise of fighting terrorism and piracy. Yet the country most affected by terrorism, Nigeria, with Africa’s largest population and leading economy, has had difficulties securing modern weapons and intelligence data from the Pentagon and the CIA in its fight against Boko Haram, an armed group that has killed thousands in the northeast of the country and displaced millions.Congressional Black Caucus remains silent This apparently listless attitude in the current U.S. political arena has not always been there. During the 1970s and 1980s, the Congressional Black Caucus supported national liberation movements against colonialism and apartheid. In 1987, the first Anti-Apartheid Act was passed by the U.S. Congress over the veto of President Ronald Reagan, after being shepherded through the House by Rep. Ron Dellums from California. But in 2015, when Republican House members questioned Hillary Clinton on the deaths of four U.S. diplomatic personnel/CIA operatives in Benghazi, the CBC did not defend the people of Libya. In fact, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, a leading Democrat, defended Clinton from criticism.There is no political incentive for either Clinton or Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to address the African situation, despite the massive migration crisis from Libya into Europe.Africans who migrate to various regions of Europe often encounter national discrimination and racial violence. Many live in segregated housing complexes and are limited to menial work without adequate resources for education and economic opportunities.In Africa itself, working-class organizations, women’s associations and youth groups struggle about lack of jobs, nonpayment of salaries, environmental degradation and gender inequality. Zimbabwe and South Africa have been targets for regime-change strategies by the Obama administration and other imperialist governments.U.S.-Africa economic relationsThe actual volume of trade between the U.S. and Africa has declined significantly during the Obama administration. A Feb. 22 report by the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development revealed: “Total trade between the United States and countries supported under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) showed another decrease in 2015, according to data published by the AGOA.info website. Combined trade, which came to US$ 50b in 2015, only reached US$ 36b last year. Trade between the United States and AGOA countries has now been declining for four years in a row.”U.S. intervention in Africa has destabilized the continent rather than created the conditions for full independence and sovereignty. They will require the re-emergence of movements for radical transformation and socialist construction.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Center and far right to face off in French elections

first_imgThe April 23 first round of the French presidential election ended with the top four candidates each getting between 20 and 24 percent of the vote.  The runoff of the top two finishers n May 7 is between center-right politician Emmanuel Macron and ultra-rightist Marine Le Pen.Neither of the two parties which have run the French government for the past 50 years — the so-called Socialist Party (PS) and the Republicans — will have a candidate in the second round.Around 30 percent of the electorate abstained from voting, slightly higher than at the last presidential election in 2012. A bit over 1 percent of the voters cast null ballots.Macron, whose party, En Marche!, was founded a year ago, came in first, with slightly less than 24 percent of the vote.  He is 39 years old and has never held an elected office.  The current PS president, François Hollande, appointed this former investment banker as his economy minister. After Macron helped formulate the new labor law that stripped many rights away from workers, he left the Hollande government to run for president.Marine Le Pen, of the Front National (FN), came in second with 21.5 percent of the vote. The New York Times and Washington Post call the FN “far-right.” FN’s founder and Marine Le Pen’s father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, was and is openly and admittedly a fascist.Marine Le Pen replaced her father as FN leader in 2011 and began softening the virulently anti-Semitic, racist, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant public positions of the FN without totally abandoning them. Nor did the FN completely disown the “youth” leaders who carried out these positions with violence against people.Her campaign centered on France leaving the European Union; restricting the rights of Muslims living in France, many of whom are citizens; restricting immigration and refugees; promoting economic nationalism; and intensifying police pressure on Muslim communities in the name of combating terrorism.In reaction to her second place finish, leaders of the Socialist Party and many other major political figures called for a Republican Front of parties and movements that would vote against Le Pen and for Macron.François Fillon, a longtime rightwing politician, whose party is currently called Les Républicains (The Republicans) and who took a gift of two $7,500 suits while he was under investigation for providing his wife and children with well-paid, no-show jobs, came in third with 19.9 percent of the vote. He has called for his supporters to vote for Macron.Mélenchon shows strengthJean-Luc Mélenchon is called “far left,” and in the context of the general rightward drift of politics in the imperialist countries, he is as far left as any major electoral politician: anti-austerity, anti-NATO, pro-social services, pro-unions, pro-welfare.  But he is most definitely not anti-capitalist and certainly did not urge the working class to take power.  He called for the creation of a “sixth republic” to replace the fifth one currently administering the French state.Mélenchon ran an innovative campaign that spoke to the desires of young people — for equality, unity and respect for the environment — and wound up getting 19.6 percent of the vote. His rallies drew diverse crowds — especially compared to Le Pen’s — but he did not have contingents, particularly from progressive trade unions like the CGT or Solidaire or from groups like the Communist Party, which endorsed him.The leftist candidate did not immediately call for a vote for Macron against Le Pen, instead urging his voters to vote their conscience.The composition of the French government will not be set until after the parliamentary elections in June. Since En Marche! has only been in existence for a year, it has no deputies in Parliament and the FN has only one.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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EPA Rejects Oil Industry Request, Supports Ethanol

first_img Facebook Twitter EPA Rejects Oil Industry Request, Supports Ethanol Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Nov 11, 2016 EPA Rejects Oil Industry Request, Supports EthanolTom BuisJust one day after the election, the EPA has rejected a request by the oil industry and ruled in favor of renewable fuels. Oil refiners had petitioned the EPA to allow them to change the point of obligation, which  means refiners would shift the responsibility for blending ethanol into gasoline to wholesalers and retailers. Tom Buis, with Growth Energy, said the agency rejected the request on Thursday, which is good news for ethanol, “Our goal has been to give consumers more choice at the pump with E-15. If the oil industry request had been approved, it would have made it harder to get E-15 at the pump.” The agency is set to release new blending requirements at the end of this month, and Buis is optimistic the agency will allow the highest blending levels allowed by law.Buis said he is optimistic that the EPA under a Trump administration will be a much different agency, “There will be a change in leadership and philosophy.  Mr. Trump will be taking a look at all the regulations.”While President-Elect Trump and VP-Elect Pence are both strong supporters of the Renewable Fuels Standard, Buis says ethanol still faces a tough fight in Washington, “In Washington, hypocrisy is not a sin — it is a fine art. So we have to remain vigilant to make sure people don’t change their minds.” Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA Rejects Oil Industry Request, Supports Ethanol SHARE SHARE Previous articleIndiana Young Farmer Winners AnnouncedNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truittlast_img read more

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