Potash:BHP was unethical

first_img Share Tuesday 31 August 2010 9:31 pm POTASH said yesterday its suitor BHP Billiton has been “inappropriate and highly unethical” by cold-calling many of its customers while embroiled in a hostile takeover deal. BHP, the Anglo-Australian mining giant, earlier this month launched a $38.6bn (£24.1bn) hostile takeover bid for Potash Corp, the world’s largest fertiliser company.Potash said in a letter to its customers it recently learned that Chris Ryder, the head of potash marketing for BHP, had called many of them.“Since the purpose of BHP Billiton’s call clearly was not to solicit your potash order from BHP Billiton’s Jansen project…we consider this contact to be inappropriate,” said Stephen Dowdle, Potash Corp’s head of sales, in the letter dated 30 August.“We can only assume that BHP Billiton’s purpose is to sow seeds of doubt and confusion about the future of Potash,” he added. Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Potash:BHP was unethical More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comlast_img read more

Egypt crisis takes its toll on markets

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Egypt crisis takes its toll on markets EGYPTIAN President Hosni Mubarak clung with a grim determination to power last night as pressure on him to step down intensified.Outbursts of violence escalated as anti-government protests threatened to descend into chaos, sending markets tumbling across the region. At least four prisons were stormed by armed raiders and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo was among the targets of looters.The Egyptian military, which has been praised for its restraint, moved to show its strength yesterday, with troops fanning out in an attempt to quash the violent outbursts and jets flying overhead. Countries including the US, Israel, Turkey and Canada sent aircraft to evacuate their nationals, while British foreign secretary William Hague advised against non-essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria and Suez.Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei called for patience when he addressed protestors in the capital yesterday, promising “change is coming in the next few days”.The Nobel peace prize winner has been asked by opposition groups to try to force through a national unity government by working with authorities.Markets across the Middle East followed the lead of the Egyptian index, which was closed yesterday after falling 16 per cent in two days last week.Dubai led regional declines as its index fell 4.5 per cent to a 21-week low, with companies exposed to Egypt among the biggest losers. Saudi Arabia’s index fell to a three-month low in initial trade, but subsequently rose to end 2.4 per cent higher, rebounding following Saturday’s 6.4 per cent drop, its largest in eight months.The main Abu Dhabi market fell 3.7 per cent, continuing a two week nose-dive.Martin Slaney, director of global dealing operations at GFT, said he expects the FTSE 100 to open down 49 points this morning, adding: “European stock markets are all expected to trade lower on the open this morning, following the heightened turmoil witnessed in Egypt over the weekend.”Israeli stocks suffered their biggest one-day fall since November 2008, with an index of 25 blue-chip stocks on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange ending 3.8 per cent lower.US oil prices surged more than four per cent on Friday, with analysts fearing disruptions to the Suez Canal, the waterway that is responsible for shipping around a million barrels of crude and refined oil every day. whatsapp Sunday 30 January 2011 11:31 pm Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.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.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL last_img read more

The Far Property Company Limited (FPC.bw) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgThe Far Property Company Limited (FPC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about The Far Property Company Limited (FPC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Far Property Company Limited (FPC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Far Property Company Limited (FPC.bw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileThe Far Property Company Limited is a real estate development and asset management company with national and international interests. The company is the largest property management company in Botswana and has a presence in markets throughout southern Africa. The Far Property Company was originally established to service a property portfolio to accommodate the Choppies Group which is a national supermarket and hypermarket group. The company is divided into four segments; residential properties, commercial properties, industrial properties and other segments that includes residential and commercial properties available to rent. The Far Property Company was established in 2010 and the head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img read more

Forget the FTSE 100 crash, the Stocks & Shares ISA deadline is nearly here

first_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft Alan Oscroft | Monday, 9th March, 2020 Image source: Getty Images Forget the FTSE 100 crash, the Stocks & Shares ISA deadline is nearly here Enter Your Email Address 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. Views expressed 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The world’s stock markets are in the grip of coronavirus panic, and the FTSE 100 crashed below 6,000 points on Monday morning. Is that any time to be thinking about our 2020 Stocks and Shares ISAs? Well yes, I think short-term market panics can help us focus on what really matters — our long-term investing plans.But shares? In the grip of a stock market crash, you might think a Stocks and Shares ISA is something to run away from. A safer Cash ISA, surely, is a better bet? But I think that’s dead wrong, and I’ll explain why.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…ISA limitsBut first, I reckon our investment plans are best served by making the best use we can every year of our ISA limit. At the moment, that limit stands at £20,000 per year — we can invest up to that much and not pay any tax on any of the profits we make. For the 2019-20 year, we have less than a month to use what we can of it.You might not be able to afford to invest anything close to that amount, so you don’t need to worry and can carry on with your 2020-21 allowance. But even if you don’t come close to the limit, I think maximising the amount we invest before the annual deadline can have one very beneficial effect. It commits whatever cash we have available leading up to April, and doesn’t leave it lying round heading into the summer with all the temptations that brings.Stocks and Shares ISACash ISA rates are around 1.3% at the moment, and that’s if you pick from among the best payers. That’s below inflation, and guarantees you’ll lose money in real terms. So the question of whether a Cash ISA is a good alternative to a Stocks and Shares ISA doesn’t even arise — a Cash ISA isn’t even a good alternative to no ISA at all.But if you’d piled your money into a Stocks and Shares ISA at the start of the year, you’d be down 20%. So how on earth is that a good move? Well, a this type of ISA is a long-term investment, so let’s look back a bit further.If you’d invested in one in the depths of the banking crisis slump, around the beginning of 2009, you’d have almost doubled your money today. Actually, when you add 4% and more per year from dividends, you’d have more than doubled it, tax-free. And that’s even after the coronavirus panic sell-off.Lessons from shares History is easily forgotten when markets are in the grip of the latest panic. But the real lesson is that times like this are times to buy, not times to sell.I’ve no idea what will happen in the coming few months. But I am confident that if you keep trickling your savings into a Stocks and Shares ISA and buying shares throughout the downturn, you’ll come out of it in a much better long-term financial state.And even if you’re nervous of buying shares right now, there’s no rush. If you get as much cash as you can into your ISA by the deadline, you can then take your time deciding what to buy. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.last_img read more

68% will buy a poppy in run up to Remembrance Sunday, CAF research shows

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Melanie May | 7 November 2018 | News  319 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  320 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Advertisement Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Money 68% will buy a poppy in run up to Remembrance Sunday, CAF research shows The majority of people – 68% – will buy a poppy in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday, research published by the Charities Aid Foundation reveals.CAF’s findings also show that this rises to around three-quarters of those aged 45+. Women are more likely than men to say they will buy a poppy (72% of women vs. 65% of men) while over a fifth of people (21%) say they are more likely to support armed forces charities at this moment in time.Overall, three quarters of people (75%) in the UK have donated to armed forces charities, with 19% doing so regularly, the research published today (7 November) shows ahead of this year’s Remembrance Sunday.Sunday also marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. At the Tower of London, 10,000 flames are being illuminated every night this week between 5pm and 9pm while in the North West, First Manchester bus services will be free for all armed services personnel on the day itself. There will be events throughout the UK, with a full list available on the Royal British Legion’s website.Ben Russell, CAF Director of Communications, said:“With 75% of us having donated to an armed forces charity at some point, it’s clear to see that millions of people in our country care deeply about this cause area. This is also borne out by the continuing popularity of causes such as the Poppy Appeal and the Invictus Games for injured armed services personnel. “With Giving Tuesday coming up on the 27th of November, it’s likely to be a bumper month for armed forces charities in terms of donations and volunteering.”last_img read more

Pregnant journalist freed after one month in prison

first_img News Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home EthiopiaAfrica EthiopiaAfrica Follow the news on Ethiopia Online journalist Frezer Negash was released from prison on the evening of 9 March and all charges against her were dropped. She was freed two days after her third appearance before a judge, at which her lawyer requested her provisional release. Online journalist Frezer Negash was released from prison on the evening of 9 March and all charges against her were dropped. She was freed two days after her third appearance before a judge, at which her lawyer requested her provisional release. She was arrested on 27 January.A government opponent and correspondent for the US-based news website Ethiopian Review, Negash is four months’ pregnant. She was examined by a doctor after leaving prison and appears to have suffered no ill-effects.—————————22.03.2006 New adjournment in case of online journalist Frezer NegashReporters Without Borders said it was shocked at the continued detention of online journalist Frezer Negash, without any charge being made against her. She is three-months pregnant. “The illegal detention of this young woman is continuing without any reasons being produced. This is an intolerable situation and calls for the intervention of the Ethiopian authorities,” the press freedom organisation said.Negash was arrested on 27 January 2006, and went before a judge for the second time on 21 February 2006. He again extended her time in custody until 7 March to allow police time to continue their investigations.She was allowed to see her family, on 19 February, for the first time since her imprisonment. He lawyer is seeking her conditional release.———————-08.02.2006 Pregnant online journalist held for 13 days without being chargedReporters Without Borders today criticised Ethiopian authorities for “illegally” holding online journalist Frezer Negash for the past 13 days without charging her with any crime.”No civilised state can tolerate such detention without trial,” it said,”and this denial of justice is even more deplorable because she is three months pregnant.”The journalist was arrested on 27 January and appeared in court on 6 February, but no charges against her were announced and she was remanded in custody until 21 February “for further enquiries.” She has not been allowed visits from her family and only her lawyer has been able to see her.————————–03.02.2006 Authorities asked to explain why online journalist has been held for past weekReporters Without Borders today called on the Ethiopian authorities to explain why they have been holding Frezer Negash, a member of the opposition and a correspondent for the US news website Ethiopian Review, for the past week. Negash is three months pregnant.“This new arrest once again shows that the Ethiopian authorities cannot stand their political opponents expressing their views in the media or on the Internet,” the press freedom organisation said. “As no official charge has been brought against Negash, we consider her detention to be arbitrary.”Negash is being held at Maikelawi police station in Addis Ababa. According to the Ethiopian Review, the police searched her home on the day of her arrest, confiscating a computer, a camera and various documents. She is supposed to appear before a judge on 6 February to be told of the charges against her. Her lawyer was able to visit her on 1 February but he has not been told why his client was arrested. The authorities limited themselves to telling him that she was being held while the police pursue their enquiries.Negash ran as an independent candidate in last May’s parliamentary elections. At total of 15 journalists have been imprisoned in Ethiopia in the past three months.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org RSF_en Help by sharing this information RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia News Receive email alerts News February 10, 2021 Find out more March 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pregnant journalist freed after one month in prison to go further May 21, 2021 Find out more May 18, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditationlast_img read more

US — #WeeklyAddress September 25 – October 1: Trump attacks the #FakeNews over Puerto Rico

first_img United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Judicial harassment News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Judicial harassment News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Trump attacks the #FakeNews over Puerto Rico President Trump continued his criticism of the media this week for not covering events to his liking. In two tweets sent on Thursday, September 28, he implied that the media treated him unfairly for his response to assist hurricane-battered Puerto Rico, a US territory severely impacted by Hurricane Maria: Over the weekend, Trump persisted in his position that the “fake news” media was propagating myths about devastation in Puerto Rico in a series of 24 tweets, six of which directly attacked the media. Trump lashes out at media after failed endorsement in Alabama On September 30, President Trump also referred to the media as “fake news” for covering the Republican primary Senate race in Alabama. This tweet was a reaction to the media coverage after his endorsed candidate, Luther Strange, failed to secure the Republican nomination for the campaign to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ empty Senate seat. Sarah Palin renews legal action against the New York Times Since his presidential campaign, Trump has called for the “opening up of libel laws” in order to make it easier to sue outlets like the New York Times or the Washington Post for stories he sees as “purposely negative.” Palin’s persistence in pursuing the NYT for defamation could be interpreted as an indirect consequence of the anti-media attitude permeating the current administration.On Monday, September 25, Sarah Palin and her legal team filed a new motion to reopen her defamation case against the New York Times, claiming the judge did not operate normal procedures. In a new motion to reconsider, Palin states that she believes she wasn’t given a fair chance to defend her argument. The case was based on an article published by the Times’ editorial board shortly after the June 2017 shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia that wounded four, including one Republican congressman. The editorial mistakenly associated the previous 2011 shooting with Sarah Palin’s political action committee’s map of several congressional districts, which used stylized crosshairs as targets. The article was corrected two days later, with the NYT publicly stating that there was no correlation between Sarah Palin’s PAC and the shooting. Her case was first closed on August 29, as Judge Rakoff of the US District Court stated that claims of defamation must be used selectively, so journalists can continue publicly challenging public figures.The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year.For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. Organisation Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of September 25 – October 1: News News October 3, 2017 US — #WeeklyAddress September 25 – October 1: Trump attacks the #FakeNews over Puerto Rico RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on United States June 3, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

High Court case aiming to force government to hold Donegal SW poll today

first_img Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – July 29, 2010 Pinterest Twitter Twitter Pinterest High Court case aiming to force government to hold Donegal SW poll today Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img A High Court case which aims to force the government to hold the Donegal South West By Election will open today.Sinn Fein Senator Pearse Doherty is taking the action.A vacancy arose in the constituency after FF’s Pat The Cope Gallagher was elected a MEP in June of last yearThe Government is expected to be represented in court today.Senator Doherty hopes the action will force the Goverment to change its mind:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/r-w07d1.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Previous articleUdaras committed to guiding development of gaeltacht areasNext articleGAA – Jim Mc Guinness on the GAA Programme News Highland Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Ministry Of Finance Introduces Online Hearing Through Video Conferencing Facility In Five DRTs [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesMinistry Of Finance Introduces Online Hearing Through Video Conferencing Facility In Five DRTs [Read Notification] Nitish Kashyap26 April 2020 1:54 AMShare This – xThe Department of Financial Services under the Union Ministry of Finance on Friday with the help of the National Informatics Centre has introduced online hearings via video conferencing in five debt recovery tribunals across the country keeping in mind the objective of social distancing in order to combat the pandemic of Covid-19.Initially, DRT-3 Delhi, DRT-3 Kolkata, DRT Dehradun, DRT-1…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?LoginThe Department of Financial Services under the Union Ministry of Finance on Friday with the help of the National Informatics Centre has introduced online hearings via video conferencing in five debt recovery tribunals across the country keeping in mind the objective of social distancing in order to combat the pandemic of Covid-19.Initially, DRT-3 Delhi, DRT-3 Kolkata, DRT Dehradun, DRT-1 Chennai and DRT-3 Mumbai have been identified for providing this facility. The following pre-requisite measures have to be taken by the Registrars of the concerned DRTs in order to implement hearing of cases through VC-Ensure availability of laptop with camera, internet and headphone with mike etc.Identify urgent or important cases filed.Finalize modalities for creating causelists of matters to be heard through VC.Scheduling VC links and circulating them participants.Generating daily order sheets and ensure it is uploaded on e-DRT.The letter states that the Registrars of all the concerned DRTs will function as nodal officers for conducting hearings via video conferencing and the Registrars have also been directed to ensure the overall co-ordination within their jurisdiction for allotment of VC slots to any other DRTs under their jurisdiction.Click Here To Download Notification[Read Notification]Next Storylast_img read more

First fossil sponge from Antarctica and its palaeobiogeographical significance

first_imgLaocoetis piserai n. sp. (Hexactinellida, Porifera) from the mid-Cretaceous (i.e., Albian–Cenomanian) of James Ross Island is the first record of a fossil sponge from Antarctica. This new occurrence of a formerly widespread genus was restricted to relatively deep waters on the margins of an active volcanic arc. Its occurrence in Antarctica is further evidence that the genus Laocoetis underwent a dramatic reduction in its geographic range through the Cenozoic. The only living species of the genus at the present day is Laocoetis perion from Madagascar.last_img read more