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Ocado sales surge by 30pc after flotation

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BA jumps last Iberia hurdle

first_img whatsapp BA jumps last Iberia hurdle Wednesday 22 September 2010 9:03 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.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.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Share IBERIA has approved British Airways’ (BA) plan to tackle its £3.7bn pension deficit, removing the last remaining hurdle to their merger plans. The decision was made by Iberia’s board, which met yesterday to decide whether it should approve the proposals set out by BA chief executive Willie Walsh.Iberia’s decision means the merger plans, which have already received EU clearance, will gather pace. Under the merger agreement, Iberia had the right to back out of the $8bn (£5bn) tie-up if it didn’t like BA’s proposals for plugging the black hole in its pension fund. A statement from Iberia said: “This decision represents another step forward in the merger process.”The final approval will be left in the hands of both sets of shareholders, who will vote on the tie-up in November.BA shareholders will own 56 per cent of the newly merged company, which will be called International Airlines Group. The remaining 44 per cent will be held by Iberia shareholders.In June, BA detailed its pension recovery plan, which commits to annual contributions of £330m, with a three per cent rise every year. whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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MPs launch finance education group

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Morale slips on US high street

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No savings at 40 and want to retire rich? I’d aim to do it with shares just like this

first_img 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Kevin Godbold By the time 40 rolls around, many people start thinking about an exit strategy from work. I know I did. And my plan is to retire rich with shares.It’s a well-trodden path to take. 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And this is an area where it’s easy to make some big mistakes that could keep me from achieving my goal of retiring rich with shares.For example, I reckon there are only a few shares of individual companies that could make worthwhile long-term investments. Indeed, many businesses have cyclical operations unsuitable for buy-and-forget investments, in my view.I’m thinking of enterprises such as the banks, housebuilders, airlines, miners, oil companies and many retailers. They all have operations that tend to ebb and flow according to the prevailing general economic conditions. And there’s a risk a long-term investment could cycle up and down without making much overall progress over 30 years.The cyclical companies can make decent investments at times. But the investment period needs to be shorter and the strategy active, requiring more portfolio management time from an investor. However, some companies strike me as being more suitable for a long-term investment. And many of them can be found in less cyclical and more defensive sectors. For example, the branded, fast-moving-consumer-goods sector is a good hunting ground. As is healthcare, IT, technology and utilities.Achieving consistent returnsIndeed, some companies have an impressive record of delivering consistent, cash-backed shareholder returns. Those returns arrive as shareholder dividends and, in many cases, as capital growth from a rising share price. So, if I can find a company operating in a defensive sector and growing its earnings a little each year as well, I could be onto a decent long-term investment.I’d look at big names such as Unilever, AstraZeneca, Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline and Reckitt Benckiser. All these firms have the potential to become decent long-term compounding machines in my portfolio. As do National Grid, SSE, Smith & Nephew, Bunzl and Sage. 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Eau Claire diocese announces 4 nominees for bishop

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing September 28, 2012 at 9:40 am Just maybe Eau Claire’s new vision of the episcopate will be the first small step for the Episcopal Church at large in moving the ministry of bishop from a business CEO model to a contemporary reflection of the historic episcopate wherein bishops are faithfully and chiefly pastors (especially to the clergy), theologians and teachers, and individuals who, prayerfully and lovingly and joyfully, proclaim the Gospel in word and deed not only to the church, but to this broken world. September 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm The idea of returning to the original practice of a bishop being the rector of a church, having a small number of parishes / missions to support and lead is functional because of the current ability to concentrate energy and save time through email / conference calls, bookkeeping, communications, publications, the diocese and the various subjects for discussion. The diocese will not be in the dark ages–it will enjoy the new sunlight that has long been forgotten–a bishop that knows, understands and supports clergy as the work together with the laity to present Jesus’ announcement of God’s claim of Kingship of the world here and now, and our devotion and faith in that reality. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments (7) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY September 19, 2012 at 7:21 am AMEN! to Jay Pierce’s observations! Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Eau Claire diocese announces 4 nominees for bishop Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Lisa Fox says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By ENS staffPosted Sep 18, 2012 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Fr. Harlan Bemis says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Elections Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire announced a slate of four candidates for its sixth bishop. They are:The Rev. Robert B. Clarke, priest-in-charge, Holy Apostles’ Church, Oneida, Wisconsin (Diocese of Fond du Lac);The Rev. Richard E. Craig III, former rector, St. John the Baptist, Portage, Wisconsin (Diocese of Milwaukee);The Rev. Arthur B. Hancock, vicar, Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Hayward, Wisconsin (Diocese of Eau Claire); andThe Rev. W. Jay Lambert, rector, St. James Episcopal Church, Leesburg, Florida (Diocese of Central Florida).The search process has run exclusively by application. There will be no nomination process and no petition process.All candidates will be in the Diocese of Eau Claire for public gatherings, known as “walkabouts,” during the week starting Oct. 7.The election is scheduled for Nov. 9 during a meeting of the Diocesan Convention in Chippewa Falls.Under the canons (111.11.4) of the Episcopal Church, a majority of bishops exercising jurisdiction and diocesan Standing Committees must consent to the bishop-elect’s ordination as bishop within 120 days of receiving notice of the election.The sixth bishop’s position will be part time, averaging roughly 20 hours per week. “The ideal candidate will be able to support himself or herself through a part-time position, provide vision for new ways of working in the Episcopal Church, and an energetic spirituality that will nurture the wide variety of people to whom we minister,” according to information posted on the diocesan website.Eau Claire’s fifth bishop Keith B. Whitmore left the diocese in April 2008 to become assisting bishop in the Diocese of Atlanta. The diocese has since been served part time by Provisional Bishop Edwin Leidel.The Diocese of Eau Claire includes 21 congregations, most of which are small and rural, throughout the northwestern third of the state of Wisconsin. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs September 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm I will be keeping the diocese in my prayers. I have family there that deserve the best candidate to be the next bishop. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Releasecenter_img September 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm I applaud the Diocese for taking a hard look at their mission and offering the opportunity to be bishop while continuing the ministry of priest. Kudos to you! Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC September 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm A part-time bishop is a creative and welcome response to Eau Clair’s difficulty in supporting a full-time bishop. How good it is that they did not get hung up on that difficulty! And kudos to the nominees (and other applicants) for being willing to embark on this style of ministry, which seems to reflect a welcome awareness of who a bishop really is. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rt. Rev. Douglas E. Theuner says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Father Gaylord Hitchcock says: Fr. John Merchant says: Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Fr. Jay Pierce says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments are closed. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Fr. Charles W. V. Daily says: Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL September 19, 2012 at 8:54 am A part-time bishop can be a huge step in the movement toward a grassroots, less hierarchical church. It will force the diocese to be abundantly clear about their expectations of their bishop, and, eventually, just as clear about their expectation of priests, deacons and laity. This step is the first step in the critical reorganization of the catholic church. It might even lead to a realistic discussion of small congregation ministry.I pray that the bishop who is elected will have his personal boundaries firmly in place not only for his own sake, and that of his family, but to allow the diocese to take up the slack and share the power of the episcopate.last_img read more

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Sarkozy’s talk of growing freedom in Tunisia condemned as “unacceptable”

first_img December 26, 2019 Find out more April 29, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sarkozy’s talk of growing freedom in Tunisia condemned as “unacceptable” News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News to go further Organisation Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Reporters Without Borders condemns President Sarkozy’s claim, shortly after arriving on an official visit to Tunisia, that respect for freedom is increasing there, and it wonders if he was thinking of another country. “In Tunisia, freedom of expression is still just a dream and independent journalists and their families are constantly harassed,” the organisation said. RSF_en Follow the news on Tunisia Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Receive email alerts November 11, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information President Nicolas Sarkozy’s claim yesterday, at the start of an official visit to Tunisia, that respect for freedom is growing there was condemned today as “unacceptable” by Reporters Without Borders, which wondered if Sarkozy had confused Tunisia with another country.“Freedom of expression is still just a dream in Tunisia,” the press freedom organisation said. “All the press can do is praise President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s record. Independent journalists and their families are subject to constant harassment, Human rights activists and unionists are exposed to the same treatment.“This is a stab in the back of the Tunisian activists who expected a great deal from President Sarkozy’s visit. During his previous visit to Tunisia, the Elysée Palace boasted of raising the case of political prisoner Mohammed Abbou, who was released a few days later. This time Sarkozy is accompanied by dozens of businessmen and he has changed his approach. He has praised President Ben Ali although there has been no improvement in human rights. The difference is incomprehensible.“Mr. President, France can continue to do business with Tunisia while remaining lucid about the political reality in that country. Do not despise those in Tunisia who are fighting to make their voices heard at risk to their safety and freedom. Reporters Without Borders and many other human rights organisations are not allowed into Tunisia. Your presence should, more than ever, be used to promote the basis freedom that are constantly flouted there.”Shortly after arriving yesterday for a three-day official visit, Sarkozy said: “In a country where I come as a friend and I am received as a friend, I do not see why I would take it upon myself to give lessons. Today, the space for freedom is growing. I have full confidence in your desire to continue to expand the space for freedom.”President since 1987, Ben Ali is regarded by Reporters Without Borders as one of the world’s 34 worst “press freedom predators.” Tunisia was ranked 145th out of 169 countries in the world press freedom index compiled by Reporters Without Borders last October.Slim Boukhdir, correspondent of the London-based Al Quds Al Arabi newspaper and the Al-Arabiya TV station’s website, is serving a one-year sentence in Sfax (230 km south of Tunis). He was arrested on the outskirts of Sfax on 26 November after an argument with policemen who were following him. The conditions in which he is being held are very disturbing.Two members of the staff of the weekly Al-Maoukif, the mouthpiece of the opposition Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), began a hunger strike on the eve of Sarkozy’s arrival in protest against the repeated seizures of their newspaper. The police have seized four of the five latest issues from news stands without telling the staff. Al-Maoukif does not get any of the government subsidies that all newspapers are supposed to receive, and it does not get any state advertising. It therefore relies totally on its sales and the staff fears it could be forced to close for lack of funds if the seizures continue. News News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Freelance journalist Matthew VanDyke missing

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information News March 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freelance journalist Matthew VanDyke missingcenter_img The Committee to Protect Journalists reported that freelance journalist Matthew VanDyke was missing, believed captured by pro-Gaddafi forces while heading towards the eastern city of Brega. The Gaddafi government acknowledged on 10 August that it was holding VanDyke. The CPJ reported on 24 August that he had managed to escape from Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, where the authorities had been holding him. RSF_en last_img read more

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Commission bans leading feminist magazine

first_imgNews March 18, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran January 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Commission bans leading feminist magazine Newscenter_img IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists RSF_en Receive email alerts Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Reporters Without Borders condemns a decision by the Commission for Press Authorisation and Surveillance on 28 January to suspend the feminist monthly Zanan (“Women” in Farsi) for “publishing information detrimental to society’s psychological tranquillity.” The press freedom organisation is also concerned about a summons received by Jila Bani Yaghoub of the daily Sarmayeh on 23 January from a Tehran revolutionary court in connection with a case for which she was arrested in March.“The Commission for Press Authorisation and Surveillance is the judiciary’s right arm in its crusade against news media that stray from the official line,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It has been responsible for the suspension of many publications which the courts subsequently close down for good, often imprisoning their journalists. In Iran, the right to information is still seen as a threat to national security.”The commission accused Zanan of “offering a sombre picture of the Islamic Republic,” “compromising its readers’ mental health” and “publishing morally questionable information.” Editor Shahla Sherkat, who disputes the legal validity of the charges, said she had not yet been officially notified of the suspension. Regarded as the country’s leading feminist magazine, it has been a forum for debating Iranian society’s most controversial topics since its creation 16 years ago.Dozens of news media have been suspended by the commission since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became president. Deputy state prosecutor Nasser Saraji told the official news agency ISNA in October that the commission had suspended 42 publications and cancelled 24 licences since 2005. Other newspapers have been temporarily or provisionally suspended by the courts. Those suspended since October include Krafto, Ashati, Arzesh, Bilmaj and Madareseh.Yaghoub is being prosecuted for covering a women’s demonstration on 4 March 2007, when she was arrested and held for three days. She is charged with “participating in an illegal demonstration,” “activity against national security” and “publicity against the Islamic Republic.”Other journalists and cyber-feminists who attended the demonstration are also still being prosecuted. But journalist and blogger Asieh Amini (www.varesh.blogfa.com), independent journalist Fatemeh Govarayee and activist Susan Tahmassebi, the editor of the English-language version of www.we4change.info were acquitted on 21 January. News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Five things you need to know today, Feb. 26

first_imgHome Local News Five things you need to know today, Feb. 26 Pinterest Pinterest 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Local News Five things you need to know today, Feb. 26 OC employee of the year always learning Facebook Miranda Cardona leads the women’s overall race of the Ector County Independent School District Faculty Fitness Health Program’s free Ratliff Road Race Saturday morning in Ratliff Stadium. Twitter Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, Feb. 26. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. Leaders in the oilfield water industry at the inaugural Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference last week at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena touted advances in treatment of brackish water and other alternatives to fresh water that help decrease competition with water used for drinking and irrigation. This included recycling and reusing the dirty “produced water” that emerges from an oil well.2. Ector County Commissioners will meet during their regularly scheduled meeting today to consider approving a proposed paving of unpaved streets in Precinct 4.3. Two weeks into his new post as principal of Ector Middle School, Charles Quintela is building relationships and trust with students and staff. And he’s optimistic that the campus will come off of the improvement required list under state accountability standards.4. The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will have special parent meetings throughout the week to discuss public school system accountability.5. IN SPORTS: The Odessa College rodeo team competes under the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s banner, which allows five years of collegiate competition while athletes get a degree to fall back on when their days of roping cattle and riding horses are over.center_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter By admin – February 26, 2018 Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Pan American Round TableNext articleCOLLEGE RODEO: OC rodeo team members have chance to learn and earn admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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