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  • PREMIUMIndonesia to hold another ulema conference to bolster peace in Afghanistan

    first_imgForgot Password ? Topics : Linkedin Indonesia will host another ulema conference to help bolster stability in Afghanistan, which just received a major boost as the United States and representatives of the Taliban movement signed a peace deal in Qatar on the weekend.Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, who was in Kabul on Sunday, held meetings with President Ashraf Ghani and a number of Afghan government officials to convey Indonesia’s support for “sustainable peace” in the country.The Taliban’s political chief, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, signed on Saturday the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) with US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad aimed at ending the Afghan war, the hard-line Islamist group said in a statement on Sunday.”The signing of the agreement between the US and the Taliban in Doha and the Joint Declarations of the Governments of Afghanistan and the … Log in with your social account Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Afghanistan Afghanistan-President-Mohammad-Ashraf-Ghani Retno-Marsudi peace-accord Talibanlast_img read more

  • MEPs reignite war of words over prudent accounting standards

    first_imgMembers of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) have launched a stinging attack on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the London-based International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).A neutrally worded draft of the now explosive report emerged in January.It hinted that the Parliament had softened the tone of its rhetoric against IFRSs.But a series of draft amendments to that report, obtained by IPE, reveal that the Parliament is on a collision course with the more IFRS-friendly European Commission. Following publication of the January draft, German Green MEP Sven Giegold, a noted IFRS sceptic at the parliament, issued a public call for comments.In response to that request, the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) slammed both the IASB’s accounting rules and the Foundation’s governance.IPE has also obtained a copy of the LAPFF submission to the MEPs, in which LAPFF chairman Cllr Kieran Quinn argues: “There should be no risk or perception that accounting standard setting is a collusive activity between auditors and management.”But, he continued, “the governance and funding structure of the International Accounting Standards Board makes that a serious possibility”.He adds: “The draft report overstates the benefits of IFRS. In evidence to the UK Parliament Treasury Committee on 15 December 2015, the Bank of England confirmed the removal of expected losses (prudence) from the accounting standards caused the assumptions on which the Basle Regime was based to fail.”The move reignites a row between the London-based accounting rulemaker and politicians in Europe that has been on the backburner since 2014.In March 2014, members of the European Parliament warned the IFRS Foundation that it must address investor concerns about prudence in accounting.They also said the Foundation must clean up its corporate governance act after evidence of misdeeds ranging from perjury to waste of public funds emerged.The IASB and its Delaware-based parent, the IFRS Foundation, are responsible for the accounting rulebook that listed companies, including banks, must follow across the European Union.Back in 2014, MEPs voted to stump up €43m of public money over six years to fund the activities of the London-based IASB, the Public Interest Oversight Board, and the EU’s own accounting adviser, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group.Release of the funds was conditional on the Foundation’s meeting the demands of an increasingly militant Parliament.At the heart of the current furore is the IASB’s new financial instruments standard IFRS 9.Although it contains a more forward-looking assessment of bank loan losses than its predecessor, many investors argue that it is defective and could mask a brewing crisis.In September 2015, the LAPFF wrote to the European Commission arguing that EFRAG’s endorsement on IFRS 9 to the Commission was defective.Since 2008, the LAPFF has lobbied IFRS sceptic politicians in Europe such as Gielgold and UK Conservative MEP Syed Kamall.Kemall has long questioned whether it is “right for the EU to outsource standard-setting to what is in effect a private sector body, funded by taxpayers’ money.”Among the proposed amendments to the ECON report is one that slams the IASB’s proposed treatment of prudence.It reads: “The IASB’s interpretation of ‘prudence’ only means ‘prudent treatment of discretion’.”The MEPs go on to demand that the notion of ‘reliability’ accompany prudence.Long-term investors such as the LAPFF and a wider investor coalition claim that prudence or caution in accounting is an important safeguard against fantasy accounting profits.Meanwhile, away from the accounting framework, the Parliament also lined up to attack the IFRS Foundation over waste of public funds.In a further set of amendments, the MEPs call on the Commission “to urge the IFRS Foundation to base its financing entirely on fees or public sources and to eliminate excessive remuneration to Board members”.According to the amendment, the IASB chairman, Hans Hoogervorst, received a total of £554,000 for the role of IASB chair; the IASB vice-chairman Ian Mackintosh a total of £488,500; and other full-time IASB members an average of £455,700.As a result of the Delaware-incorporated foundation’s charitable status for US tax purposes, the IFRS Foundation is required to file tax information in a Form 990.IPE has established that this information was supplied to the European Parliament in both 2014 and more recently.The MEPs have also called for the IASB to be “transformed into a public standard-setting mechanism under the aegis of an international treaty”.last_img read more

  • Labour official highlights challenges of employees

    first_imgLocalNews Labour official highlights challenges of employees by: – May 4, 2012 Share Tweet Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour Nicholas Bruno has said that employees today are being challenged more than ever before.Bruno was addressing the 6th Biennial Conference of the Dominica Public Service Union held under the theme “Championing Workers Right through Advocacy and employment”.He said the challenges that affect workers around the world also affects business, employers, governments and respective countries.“The current state of unemployment worldwide, brought on by the global financial crisis, made no exception and left no country unaffected. In this grim climate of diminishing employment opportunities, the obligation of labour organizations to espouse the role and responsibility of employees is even more critical,” he said.According to Bruno, the interaction between employees and employers shapes the industrial relationship environment where labour issues emerge and are resolved. “It is now believed that workers rights are an idea that can only be achieved through social dialogue and engagement among stakeholders,” he said.He said the traditional and confrontational approach has given way to this new and effective form, which calls for enlightened workers, seeking dialogue and exchange in achieving desired objectives and maintaining standards at the workplace.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img Share 19 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

  • China’s new coronavirus infections hit daily record

    first_imgA woman wearing a face mask holds a child near a shopping mall in Beijing, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus on Feb. 1. REUTERS/STRINGER BEIJING – China’s new confirmedinfections from the coronavirus outbreak increased by a daily record, up by2,590 cases on Saturday to top 14,000, as the quickly growing epidemic promptedglobal travel restrictions and evacuations. All the new deaths and most of the newinfections on Saturday were in central Hubei province, the epicenter of the flu-likecoronavirus outbreak. The death toll from the coronavirusoutbreak in China had reached 304 as of the end of Saturday, a statebroadcaster said on Sunday, citing the country’s National Health Commission. The World Health Organization thisweek declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.(Reuters)last_img read more

  • Guimaras receives over P107M SAP aid

    first_imgEach family received a sack of rice after Guimaras was placed under enhanced community quarantine last month.  An assistance package, on the other hand, is being prepared for the returning Guimarasnon overseas Filipino workers. Recipients of the national government’s social amelioration program (SAP) in Barangay Concordia Sur, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras wear face masks and observe physical distancing while waiting to claim their financial aid. All of the five municipalities in the province accomplished a 100-percent SAP payout. NUEVA VALENCIA FIRESTATION For its part, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 6 commended the island province after all its five municipalities have accomplished a 100 percent distribution of the SAP cash aid. Gov. Samuel Gumarin said on May 8 that the SAP aid, along with the P28 million from the Bayanihan Grant of the national government also, is a big help for Guimarasnons in their fight to remain free from COVID-19. Guimaras, which is considered as “low-risk” by the national government in the spread of the virus, is under general community quarantine until May 15. Gumarin added during an interview with Presidential Communications Operations Office secretary Martin Andanar that the provincial government there also purchased a total of 53,000 sacks of rice from the National Food Authority. ILOILO City – The island province of Guimaras has received more than P107 million as emergency subsidy under the national government’s social amelioration program (SAP) for families there affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Around 17,876 families in Guimaras’ 98 villages benefited from the program.(With a report from PIA/PN)last_img read more

  • Girls Area Middle School Basketball Scores

    first_imgWRBI Area Girls Middle School Basketball Scores  (3-6)7th Grade Scores.Batesville  30     Franklin County  24St. Louis  18     Jac-Cen-Del  178th Grade Scores.Batesville  22     Brookville  15St. Louis  41     Jac-Cen-Del  15Submitted by the Coaches.last_img

  • Shiners Defeat Eagles To Win Baseball Sectional Title @ SM

    first_imgWRBI Area Baseball Sectional Scores.Wednesday (6-3)Class 1A @ Shawe Memorial.Championship-Rising Sun 6     Jac-Cen-Del 2Baseball Regionals will be on Saturday (6-6).Class 1A @ Morristown.Rising Sun vs. Shakamak.  11 AM.Class 2A @ Providence.Milan vs. South Spencer.  1 PM.Class 3A @ Southridge.South Dearborn vs. Jasper.  1:30 PM.last_img

  • INDOT announces U.S. 421 closure near Napoleon

    first_img????????????????????????????????????Napoleon, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced plans to close U.S. 421 between Greensburg and Napoleon for 14 days beginning Thursday, September 7. Contractors will remove the existing structure and replace it with a 20 x 14-foot 3-sided concrete structure.The closure is part of a $1.7 million project that includes bridges over Laughery Creek north of Napoleon and Sand Creek south of Greensburg.last_img

  • Lampard extends City stay

    first_imgManchester City ended 2014 by announcing that Frank Lampard will stay with them until the end of the season. City have been waiting on news of the 36-year-old’s future, with the midfielder having been on a short-term deal which was due to expire on New Year’s Day when he would officially become a player of New York City – the Premier League champions’ sister club. But owing to the former Chelsea player’s excellent performances and City’s presence in the race for the Premier and Champions League, the club have been keen to keep him beyond the agreed date. The former Chelsea star has scored six goals in 17 appearances for the club, although he has only started three Premier League games. The move could be seen as a snub for the MLS – where Lampard was due to be the stellar name of a season which starts in March – but New York have given the move their blessing. Director of Football for New York City FC Claudio Reyna said on their official website: ” Frank is a star and it is no surprise that Manchester City is rewarded by his contributions on the field every single day. He is eager to get to New York once his commitment ends in England and will be available to play on arrival as a permanent member of the squad given he will come to us having played at the highest level. “We are all committed to making sure we build a winning team and that our fans get to enjoy great soccer at every single game. The opportunities open in the immediate transfer window combined with our recent successful draft ensure that we can continue to assemble a world class team that will make New York City soccer fans proud.” Press Association And, with three hours of the year left, City announced the news in a short statement on their official website. It read: “Manchester City can confirm that it has extended Frank Lampard’s contract up to the end of Manchester City’s season, enabling his continued participation in both domestic and European campaigns.” Consequently, Lampard will be available to face Sunderland at the Etihad on Thursday. Manager Manuel Pellegrini has been consistent in his praise of Lampard and was quizzed about his future at his press conference on Wednesday, where he again stressed the player’s importance to his side. He said: “He is in the squad list for tomorrow. He can play tomorrow.” “I said during December we will know what happens with the future of Frank Lampard. It is important for him to stay with us. Today we finish December. I hope today we will have news.” Lampard’s stay has added value with Yaya Toure set to go to the African Nations Cup, while City are also light on proven scorers with Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko both out injured. Lampard has made a big impact at City since joining the club in August, ostensibly to maintain fitness ahead of the 2015 Major League Soccer season, which begins in March. last_img read more

  • National : NC State searching for marquee win for NCAA Tournament berth

    first_imgA six-year hiatus from the NCAA Tournament appeared to be over.North Carolina State was 18-7 and 7-3 in conference play and dominating a Feb. 16 matchup against in-state rival Duke midway through the second half.But that all changed as the No. 4 Blue Devils rallied back for the win, initiating a four-game slide in which the Wolfpack dropped close contests to No. 22 Florida State, No. 6 North Carolina and unranked Clemson.‘At the end of the day, you have to earn your way in, and that’s what we have to do,’ NC State head coach Mark Gottfried said Monday on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference. ‘There are other teams around the country like us. You have to earn your way in by winning games. It’s not smoke and mirrors. It’s a simple equation. So I think that’s where you end up at this time of the year.’The Wolfpack (18-11, 7-7 ACC) now finds itself on the bubble. NC State finishes its regular-season schedule with games against Miami on Wednesday and Virginia Tech on Sunday, but its proving ground extends to the ACC tournament. With zero victories against current Top-25 teams, an early exit could lead to a sixth straight year of disappointment in Raleigh, N.C.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut if NC State can string together a few wins, as the team did in 2007 when a squad with a 15-14 regular-season record made it all the way to the conference tournament finals against North Carolina, an NCAA Tournament berth would likely follow.And considering the Wolfpack was slotted just eighth in the ACC preseason coaches’ poll, a ticket to the Big Dance would prove Gottfried’s program is more than just ‘rebuilding.’‘I hate to use that term because whenever you say rebuilding, it’s almost as if you’re giving yourself an out to be average,’ Gottfried said. ‘I don’t like it. I never have liked that. And so, we obviously know where our program has been.‘We’ve not been near the top, obviously. But we’ve tried to set high goals this year and do some things that maybe a lot of people haven’t expected us to do, so at times we’ve done well with that. Other times we’ve come up short. But I believe you have to reach high and dream high.’NC State’s schedule is dotted with quality wins over Texas, Maryland, Boston College and Miami (Fla.), but the team has yet to earn a signature victory that might impress the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee.It almost came in an upset of the Blue Devils two weeks back. A pair of free throws from Lorenzo Brown with 11:33 left in regulation put the Wolfpack up by 20 points.The victory that would all but secure an NCAA Tournament berth seemed imminent.But after shooting just 4-of-15 the remainder of the game, NC State allowed Duke to climb back behind a 26-point effort from junior guard Seth Curry. Ultimately winning 78-73, the Blue Devils sent the disheartened Wolfpack into a downward spiral that has damaged their tournament hopes.‘They just missed some shots, and then we hit our shots. NC State was over a little bit of an extended period of time,’ Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said on the ACC coaches’ teleconference Feb. 20. ‘So they are just big-time wins for our team, and you know, really proud of the way they hung in there and were able to win those games.’Wednesday against Miami, the Wolfpack will try to pull out of that nosedive and salvage their season.The Hurricanes have earned signature victories against conference opponents — a 78-74 overtime shocker over Duke on Feb. 5 and a 78-62 win over the Seminoles on SundayBut Miami may be without center Reggie Johnson, who the NCAA deemed received ‘impermissible travel benefits’ by someone on the staff of then-head coach Frank Haith. He was declared ineligible for Sunday’s game against FSU and his status Wednesday remains uncertain.Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga said that despite his potential absence, the team hasn’t skipped a beat in practice this week.‘We won’t change anything,’ Larranaga said Monday on the ACC coaches’ teleconference. ‘Reggie will practice. He practiced great on Friday and Saturday. He’s been very upbeat, working hard, preparing himself for the time when he’ll be available to us again. The other guys did a great job of practicing.’Still, Johnson averages 10.6 points per game and paces Miami with nearly seven rebounds per game. Numbers that would be sorely missed if he is ruled out of Wednesday’s game.Wins in each of NC State’s remaining two games and a deep run in the ACC tournament would dramatically increase the Wolfpack’s chances of making the NCAA Tournament. But Gottfried refused to quantify just how well his team needed to perform closing out the season.‘I think it’s a misnomer,’ Gottfried said. ‘I was watching TV last night and somebody said if Miami wins this game, they’re in. Well, that’s completely irresponsible is the right word because nobody knows that. You don’t know what the other teams are being compared to.’sebail01@syr.edu Comments Published on February 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more