SEC charges ex-ChinaCast execs with fraud, insider trading

U.S. securities regulators Thursday charged two executives of a Chinese company that was listed in the U.S. with fraud and insider trading. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it has charged the former CEO of ChinaCast Education Corp., an education services provider based in China, with diverting millions of dollars from the firm following a U.S. public offering; and, it charged another executive with illegally dumping his stock in the company. According to the SEC’s complaint, which was filed in federal court in Manhattan, ChinaCast entered the U.S. capital markets through a reverse takeover in December 2006, and conducted multiple stock offerings in the U.S. The SEC alleges that the company’s former CEO and chairman, Chan Tze Ngon, illicitly transferred US$41 million out of US$43.8 million raised from investors to a purported subsidiary in which he secretly held a controlling stake. From there, it says he transferred the funds to another entity outside ChinaCast’s control. Additionally, the commission says that Chan secretly pledged US$30.4 million of ChinaCast’s cash to secure the debts of entities unrelated to the company. None of these transactions were disclosed in financial reports signed by Chan and filed with the SEC, it says. The regulator also charges that ChinaCast’s former president for operations in China, Jiang Xiangyuan, avoided more than US$200,000 in losses by illegally selling approximately 50,000 ChinaCast shares after participating in the process of selling one of the company’s revenue-generating colleges before it was publicly disclosed by a new management team. The allegations have not been proven. The SEC seeks disgorgement of ill-gotten gains plus prejudgment interest, financial penalties, permanent injunctions, and officer-and-director bars. “The massive fraud perpetrated by Chan destroyed hundreds of millions of dollars in market value, and Jiang’s brazen insider trading allowed him to profit by dumping his own shares on the market before the fraud was exposed,” said Andrew Calamari, director of the SEC’s New York regional office. James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Imposters among us, CSA warns Keywords FraudCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says DoJ launches task force to tackle Covid-19 fraud Related news read more

UK to send millions of pounds recovered from corrupt officials back to Nigeria

first_imgUK to send millions of pounds recovered from corrupt officials back to Nigeria The UK and Nigerian governments have signed an agreement today (Tuesday 9 March) to send £4.2 million (2.2 billion Naira) of stolen funds recovered by UK agencies back to Nigeria, where it will be spent on key infrastructure and building works for the Nigerian people.This is the first time that money recovered from criminals will be returned to Nigeria since an agreement was signed in 2016 to recover and return the proceeds of bribery or corruption in a responsible and transparent way.The money – stolen by the former Governor of Nigeria’s Delta State, James Ibori, and his associates – was retrieved through operations led by UK law enforcement agencies, who worked to identify assets bought in the UK with illicit funds and recover them. In February 2012, Mr Ibori pleaded guilty in a UK court to money laundering, conspiracy to defraud, and forgery, and was sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison.UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge said:When money is stolen from public funds it hits the poorest communities the hardest and means money can’t be spent where it’s most needed.The UK’s work on this case to recover millions of pounds will support vital infrastructure and building works. The UK and Nigeria will continue to work together to tackle crime and corruption across our nations.The Nigerian government has pledged to use the returned funds for projects that will benefit and improve the country. This includes boosting support to substantial building work for the Lagos to Ibadan Expressway, the Abuja to Kano road and the second Niger Bridge.Home Office Minister, Baroness Williams said:This is a significant moment in our fight against illicit finance wherever it is found.Recovering the proceeds of crime is a critical part of our fight against serious crime and this sends a clear message to criminals that we will relentlessly pursue them, their assets and their money.Under the agreement, worked up with UK officials, a detailed budget plan, including a work and expenditure schedule has been made for each project and agreed by representatives from the Government of Nigeria. They have committed to using the funds with the utmost transparency, and information about its management will be made available to the Nigerian public, as well as accountability reports which will be published annually.The UK continues to be a driving force in bringing countries together to tackle serious and organised crime. Between 2019/2020 the UK recovered just under £208m from the proceeds of crime, an increase of almost 10% compared with 2014/15. Of this, £139m was collected through confiscation orders.Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Proceeds of Crime, Adrian Foster said:Corruption anywhere is corrosive and has a drastic impact on the lives of the people where money is embezzled from. Where there is international corruption carried out from England and Wales, we will robustly prosecute and deprive individuals of their ill-gotten gains.Thanks to diligent and complex work of our prosecutors, £4.2 million is being returned to the people of Nigeria and will go towards projects which will massively benefit the country.This forms part of the CPS’s ongoing asset recovery work.Notes:The money was retrieved through operations led by the Metropolitan Police Service, National Crime Agency (NCA), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), and supported by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and Home Office.The agreement to return the recovered funds will be signed in Nigeria by the British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing and Nigerian Minister for Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami.The projects on which the funds will be spent will be administered by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority and independently audited. The Federal Republic of Nigeria has established a Monitoring Team to oversee the implementation of the projects and to report regularly on progress.The Nigerian government has also engaged The Cleen Foundation, which has expertise in substantial infrastructure projects, civil engineering, anti-corruption compliance, anti-human trafficking compliance, and procurement to provide additional monitoring and oversight.Today’s agreement also builds on a 2016 UK-Nigeria Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), that reinforces the two countries’ commitments to return the seized proceeds of bribery or corruption in a responsible and transparent way. This is the first time that money has been returned to Nigeria from the UK under this MoU.The MoU signed between the UK and Nigerian governments provides the framework for returning stolen assets to Nigeria. It also makes provision for transparency and monitoring in the return of any assets to Nigeria. More details on the MoU here. /Public Release. 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We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Abuja, Africa, British, Commissioner, commonwealth, Engineering, Federal, Foster, Government, infrastructure, Niger, Nigeria, proceeds of crime, prosecution, UK, UK Government, Williamslast_img read more

Partnerships Needed To Develop Sports – Minister Neita-Headley

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedHIC Assists Athletes Partnerships Needed To Develop Sports – Minister Neita-Headley SportMay 5, 2014Written by: Andrea Braham Minister with Responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, has cited the need for public/private partnerships to further the development of sports.Mrs. Neita Headley, who was addressing the Ministerial Forum at the Business of Sport International Conference 2014, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston on Friday, May 1, said Government cannot do everything and must prioritise.She said that it is only through public private partnerships that true inroads can be made in meeting the sports infrastructural needs.“Such partnerships will be ‘win-win’ as the private sector concerns will have the chance to associate with the athletic stars, while making their brands more attractive to the public at large,” Mrs. Neita-Headley observed.The Minister pointed out that the demand for facilities is growing and management teams are eager to have their athletes make use of the new facilities. Therefore she said, this type of investment is a secure and safe option.She noted that the big earner for the future of the sector, and one of the fastest growing sectors, especially in the Caribbean, is sports tourism.“To compete in these markets we do not need just gyms, sports facilities, trainers, physiotherapists and other professionals, we also need housing and medical facilities of the highest standards. The athletes who will want to come here and train, especially in the winter months expect first class facilities.  Most are high net worth individuals who are accustomed to certain levels of service.  Dormitory accommodation will just not do,” the Minister said.She also cited the need to create hubs for top class facilities at the community, parish, national, and regional levels.“Initially these hubs may be in schools or at private clubs, but eventually they should be at public facilities available for use by anyone in need,” she added.Also addressing the forum was Professor Emeritus at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, Dr. Colin Higgs, who stated that sports is one of the best areas in which Governments can invest.He pointed out that there are great benefits at the individual, community, and government level.“If you put an investment in sport, you can save money on physical health, mental health, on personal growth, community economic development, community regeneration, community safety, environmental improvement and on those intangibles like social inclusion,” Dr. Higgs said.He noted that for every dollar that is spent on sports there will be savings of C$1.75 to almost C$4 on health care cost.“If you invest a dollar in sports programmes there is good evidence that you can save up to $41 in incarceration cost because keeping people in jail is very expensive,” Dr. Higgs added.Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Cayman Islands, Hon. Bernie Bush, who was also panelist, noted that to get to the place where sports is a business is a very long journey.Mr. Bush also noted the importance of coaches in the Caribbean having scientific background to support their certification.The Business of Sport International Conference, which runs from May 1 to 2 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, is an international forum for leaders in business and commerce in the sports industry. It provides an opportunity to exchange ideas on the business of sports. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedStunning CARIFTA Games Performance, Says Neita Headley RelatedPennsylvania University Exploring Scholarship Opportunities for Local High School Students Story HighlightsMinister with Responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, has cited the need for public/private partnerships to further the development of sports.Mrs. Neita Headley said Government cannot do everything and must prioritise.The Minister pointed out that the demand for facilities is growing and management teams are eager to have their athletes make use of the new facilities.last_img read more

DBJ Provides $6.9 Million For Development Project In Parade Gardens

first_imgRelatedFinance Minister Hints at Lower Interest Rates RelatedMore Revenue Administrators to Assist Tax Payers Photo: Mark BellManaging Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica, (DBJ), Milverton Reynolds (third right), presents Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Health Foundation (EHF), Novlet Deans (third left), with a signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of grant funding to the EHF, to carry out a development project in Parade Gardens, South Central Kingston. Others (from left) are: Board Director, EHF, Edward Bailey; Vice President, Parade Gardens Community Centre, Shaka Payne; Technical Specialist with the Community Renewal Programme, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Charmaine Brimm; and General Manager, Strategic Services Division, DBJ, Claudine Tracey. The MoU was signed today (June 4), during a press briefing held at the DBJ’s offices on Oxford Road, Kingston. DBJ Provides $6.9 Million For Development Project In Parade Gardens Finance & Public ServiceJune 5, 2015Written by: Latonya Linton Advertisements DBJ Provides $6.9 Million For Development Project In Parade GardensJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaycenter_img Story HighlightsThe Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has provided a $6.9 million grant to the Environment Health Foundation (EHF) for the implementation of a social development project in the community of Parade Gardens in South Central Kingston.The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish their partnership, during a press briefing held on June 4, at the DBJ’s offices on Oxford Road, Kingston.Under the one-year project, the EHF will provide entrepreneurial, career development and skills training for the residents, as well as coaching in personal development and behavioural change. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has provided a $6.9 million grant to the Environment Health Foundation (EHF) for the implementation of a social development project in the community of Parade Gardens in South Central Kingston.The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish their partnership, during a press briefing held on June 4, at the DBJ’s offices on Oxford Road, Kingston.Under the one-year project, the EHF will provide entrepreneurial, career development and skills training for the residents, as well as coaching in personal development and behavioural change.It also involves outfitting the newly constructed Parade Gardens Community Centre with renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies; installing energy-efficient bulbs in households; and increasing awareness of the residents about the benefits of energy conservation.Managing Director of the DBJ, Milverton Reynolds, said the aim is to empower the residents to improve their circumstances and contribute to the country’s development.“We believe there is bound to be a positive developmental impact from this intervention. At the end of this one-year programme, the young people will have skills, which will be certified by HEART Trust/NTA,” he said.He noted that with the new skills and certification, residents of the community “will become socially responsible citizens, participating fully in the life of the country and contributing their fair share of the taxes that help to improve the roads, education and health care.”Director and Chief Executive Officer of the EHF, Novlet Deans, informed that the total cost of the project is in excess of $21.5 million.She noted that some 90 residents of Parade Gardens are being targeted to benefit from the training and development initiatives.“This project will result in employment opportunities and that will certainly aid in the development of Jamaica’s social infrastructure,” Mrs. Deans said.Vice President, Parade Gardens Community Centre, Shaka Payne, also welcomed the intervention which, he said, will provide the residents with skills to enhance their employability.He said equipping the community centre with energy-efficient technologies will lower the energy bill by at least 70 per cent.“This will also aid in keeping us off an overwhelming statistics of community centres across Jamaica that have closed down because of inability to pay utilities and maintenance,” he said.Other participating stakeholders include the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), the Social Development Commission (SDC), HEART Trust/NTA and the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedFinance Minister Commends Credit Union Movementlast_img read more

Mercosur deal could destroy family farms in Ireland – Carthy

first_imgHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 8, 2018 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Pinterest Mercosur deal could destroy family farms in Ireland – Carthy DL Debate – 24/05/21 A Midlands North West MEP says Irish beef farmers are being sacrificed in the European Commission’s bid to secure a trade deal with the Mercosur countries.Matt Carthy was speaking following reports that the quantity of meat that Mercosur would have the right to export into the EU has been increased to 99,000 tonnes per year.Mr Carthy says such an increase of beef into the EU market would destroy farms in Ireland………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleAbbey Vocational School to offer education through IrishNext articleMac Lochlainn seeks clarification on plans to use short stay ward space News Highland Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+last_img read more

10 more Covid-19 deaths confirmed in Republic

first_img Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – March 26, 2020 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme 10 more Covid-19 deaths confirmed in Republic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Previous articleStudent nurses will be paid for duration of crisisNext articleDail approves emergency Coronavirus legislation News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Department of Health figures published tonight show that there have now been 19 deaths in Ireland due to Coronavirus, with 255 new cases confirmed today. One of the new cases confirmed is in Donegal, with 12 cases confirmed in the county as of midnight on Tuesday.Nationally, there have been 1,819 cases confirmed across the country.DOH statement in full    The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that an additional ten patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.The patients are 3 female and 7 males. 9 patients in the east of the country and one in the south.The median age of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who have died is 79 years, 68% are male and 32% are female.There have now been 19 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 255 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Thursday 26 March.There are now 1,819 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.The HSE is now working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Tuesday 24th March (1,383 cases), reveals:·        55% are male and 45% are female, with 66 clusters involving 295 cases·        The median age of confirmed cases is 46 years·        340 cases (25%) have been hospitalised·        Of those hospitalised, 47 cases have been admitted to ICU·        321 cases (23%) are associated with healthcare workers·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 774, (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 154 cases (11%)·        Of those for whom transmission status is known; community transmission accounts for 51%, close contact accounts for 22%, travel abroad accounts for 27%Research conducted on behalf of the Department of Health shows that while 35% of people are worried about their personal health, 77% of people are worried about the health of their family and friends.The nationally representative online survey of 1,270 adults conducted today, which is conducted twice weekly, reveals:·        66% of people say they are coughing into their elbow·        81% say they are physical distancing when they are in a queue·        65% of people are worried about the economy·        32% of people are worried about their employment statusDr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We are only at the beginning of the curve. We need every citizen to heed the advice and measures put in place to protect all of us.”Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We are aware COVID-19 is impacting and reshaping daily life for everyone. We can see from the data that people are most concerned about their family and friends. If you look after yourself, restrict movement and follow advice, you will ultimately protect them.”Dr. Breda Smyth, HSE Director of Public Health, said; “Protection from COVID-19 is literally in our hands. It is important that we continue to wash our hands and practice cough and sneeze hygiene constantly.”Dr Colm Henry, HSE Chief Clinical Officer, said; “While the HSE is engaged in extensive preparations for COVID-19, the more we as individuals take personal responsibility to interrupt the spread of the virus, the greater impact we can have on protecting our vulnerable people and saving lives.”Department of Health’s COVID-19 Information Dashboard; providing latest case information. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Google+ Google+last_img read more

Donegal house prices rose by 8.6% in last year, says REA

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Donegal house prices rose by 8.6% in last year, says REA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleKathryn Thomas and fiancée welcome baby girlNext articleShots fired at a car in Derry overnight News Highland The price of the average three-bed semi in Donegal rose by 8.6% to €95,000 in the last 12 months, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance.Prices remained static in the first quarter of this year, with no change between December 2017 and March 2018 according to local agents.Donegal comes in slightly below the national average with house prices across the country seeing a 9 per cent rise.Michael McElhinney of REA McElhinney, Bundoran:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – March 26, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Barrett boots Hurricanes past Blues

first_img Jordie Barrett runs back from for the kickoff after slotting the conversion 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on July 18, 2020 Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ The Family Breeze餐桌上嘅敵人: 十五種最致命嘅食物The Family Breeze|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFrom the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndoFormer Bok captain: ‘SA Rugby operating a class system’SA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Posted in News, Super Rugby, Top headlines Tagged Blues, Hurricanes, jordie barrett, Super Rugby, Super Rugby Aotearoa ‘center_img  129  3 ‘ Barrett boots Hurricanes past Blues Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeFormer England wing wing Ugo Monye says Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe is one of the most devastating runners in the game ever.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Jordie Barrett struck a late conversion as the Hurricanes inflicted a 29-27 defeat on the Blues in Wellington on Saturday.Trailing by five heading into the last five minutes, the Hurricanes struck a telling blow when replacement hooker Asafo Aumua burrowed over from close quarters to level the scores up. It then fell on Jordie Barrett to take the match-defining conversion kick – the fullback stepped up to effortlessly nail the angled-touchline attempt to seal victory for his team.This match was riddled with subplots: Beauden Barrett’s return to Wellington, his contest with brother Jordie, the Hurricanes’ continued show of faith in the out-of-form Ngani Laumape as well as the Blues’ continued selection of the Otere Black-Beauden Barrett flyhalf-fullback axis. What’s more, there was also the matter of the Blues inflicting loss on the Hurricanes in the return fixture earlier this season.In a lively start to this much-anticipated fixture, the Blues opened the scoring with a penalty, but the Hurricanes made an early statement when Laumape waltzed through the defence and over the line.The Blues needed one of their big-name players to step up and Beauden Barrett obliged. Up to that point, the fullback had been booed by the Wellington crowd. But in the 10th minute, he took a pass, kept the ball in both hands and danced his way through to score a scintillating try to put his team in front and silence the jeers.It didn’t take long for the Hurricanes to reassert their dominance, but unfortunately they failed to make it count on the scoreboard as Jordie Barrett missed a penalty and had a try ruled out. And those missed chances were made worse when the Blues extended their lead at the first opportunity they had once they entered the opposition’s half with a try.Going eight points behind didn’t sit well with the hosts and in the final five minutes of the half, they went on to score an unconverted try and a last-gasp penalty to level the score at 15-15 heading into the break.The Hurricanes started the second half like they ended the first: on top and in control. Hooker Dane Coles scuttled over from close range. True to form, though, the visitors then proceeded with a double strike from forwards Akira Ioane and Kurt Eklund with just under 20 minutes to go.Errors crept into both sides’ game with the referee dishing out several penalties.But with the game heading to a close, it was the Hurricanes that seized control by working their way into a favourable position – a platform from which Aumua scored, granting Jordie Barrett to perform his heroic kick.Hurricanes – Tries: Ngane Laumape, Reed Prinsep, Dane Coles, Asafo Aumua. Conversions: Jordie Barrett (3). Penalty: Barrett.Blues – Tries: Beauden Barrett, Dalton Papali’I, Akira Ioane, Kurt Eklund. Conversions: Otere Black, Barrett. Penalty: Black.Hurricanes – 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Peter Umaga-Jensen, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 TJ Perenara (c-c), 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben May.Subs: 16 Asafo Aumua, 17 Fraser Armstrong, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Vaea Fifita, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Billy Proctor, 23 Wes Goosen.Blues – 15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Emoni Narawa, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Harry Plummer, 11 Mark Telea, 10 Otere Black, 9 Finlay Christie, 8 Akira Ioane, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Aaron Carroll, 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (c), 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 2 Kurt Eklund, 1 Alex Hodgman.Subs: 16 Tolai Luteru, 17 Marcel Renata, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20 Tony Lamborn, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 TJ Faiane, 23 Matt Duffie.Photo: Getty Images Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ Post by SA Rugby magazinelast_img read more

International Telekom Beethoven Competition for Pianists

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. International Summer School on Migrants and Cities, Turkey → Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference 2019 Reddit +1 International Telekom Beethoven Competition for Pianists ← ARCOmadrid/BEEP Electronic Art Awardscenter_img Share 0 Journalism Traineeship at Deutsche Welle Pocket January 22, 2011 Published by Site Default Deadline: 31 May 2011Open to: pianists  from all over the world from 17-31 years oldRegistration Fee: 50 EURAward: 3 finalists will receive cash prizes worth EUR 60,000 and be offered concert dates in Germany and abroadEligibilityPianists from all nations as well as stateless persons can take part in the Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn; your year of birth must be between 1979 and 1993 inclusive. A selection commission will choose 24 participants from all the completed registration forms received; they will be invited to the first round in Bonn.AwardsThe three finalists will receive cash prizes from Deutsche Telekom AG worth EUR 60,000 in total, as well as being offered numerous concert dates in Germany and abroad during the 2012/2013 season. You can view full details of all the prizes here.Application ProcessThe application phase for the fourth International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn has begun. Send us the application form through the post by May 31, 2011 or apply online. With your application, you must submit recordings of yourself playing pieces from the qualification-round repertoire, along with a self-presentation. The registration fee is EUR 50. Please send your application, including all necessary additional documentation, to the following address:Telekom Beethoven CompetitionDeutsche Telekom AG, ZentraleFriedrich-Ebert-Alle 14053113 BonnGermanyThe three finalists will receive cash prizes from Deutsche Telekom AG worth EUR 60,000 in total, as well as being offered numerous concert dates in Germany and abroad during the 2012/2013 season. You can view full details of all the prizes here.Please do not hesitate to contact the Project Office at any time on +49 228 181 11 181 if you have any questions.The official website. Tweet Global Landscapes Forum Social Media Officerlast_img read more

Cuomo spares real estate in plan to close $6B budget gap

first_imgGovernor Andrew Cuomo outlines strategies for the 2021 New York Budget (Credit: Flickr)New York is facing a $6.1 billion budget deficit, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said new revenue streams — for example, a controversial high-end real estate tax — are not how he will close it.Cuomo outlined his annual budget proposal Tuesday, calling for the revival of a panel tasked with reforming the state’s Medicaid program and freezing spending on local assistance programs.“This is not the time to come up with creative, although irresponsible, revenue sources to solve a problem that doesn’t really exist,” Cuomo said.Simply finding Medicaid efficiencies and reducing projected spending increases will suffice to bridge the gap, he said.During his State of the State address earlier this month, Cuomo hinted at forcing New York City and other local governments to pay for a larger portion of their Medicaid cost increases, which collectively account for $2 billion of this year’s budget gap.ADVERTISEMENTInstead, the governor said Tuesday that the state will continue to pay for Medicaid spending growth, provided it doesn’t exceed 3 percent and local governments abide by the state’s 2 percent cap on property tax growth. Meanwhile a reprisal of his Medicaid Redesign Team will determine how to restructure that health care program with the aim of achieving $2.5 billion in savings before the budget is due April 1, the governor said.During last year’s budget negotiations, the governor pushed for an annual pied-à-terre tax on properties valued at $5 million or more at a sliding rate from 0.5 percent to 4 percent on homes valued at $25 million and more. Instead, Albany approved a “mansion tax” on residential sales along with an increased transfer tax. Those taxes, along with new internet sales taxes, are helping to cover $10 billion of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 2020-2024 capital program.But Cuomo said Tuesday that he will not rely on tax increases this year.Still, State Sen. Brad Hoylman has indicated that he plans to revive the pied-à-terre tax proposal this session. And two legislators have introduced a bill to tax mezzanine lending.The governor, addressing legislators in Albany, also mentioned that he would work with them to establish a “fair prevailing wage” — an apparent reference to efforts to expand the state’s definition of public works, which require a high wage scale for construction workers. It was not immediately clear if an expansion of prevailing wage will be included in Cuomo’s budget bills, which the administration yet to release.The governor and Legislature aim to pass a state budget before the state’s new fiscal year begins in April. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more