Shortly before the Brexit referendum, the former UK chancellor, George Osborne, warned that “tens of thousands” of financial services jobs could relocate to the EU if Brexit happened. Brexit is happening, although such a Brexodus to European financial hubs has perhaps been proven to be hyperbole. Nevertheless, insurers, asset managers, traders, wealth managers and large financial institutions have all moved staff or operations away from London to some of Europe’s largest financial centres. Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Dublin have all been rubbing their hands together, as firm after firm has announced a new set up in their cities. Even Milan and Madrid have taken a piece of the cake, albeit far smaller than the aforementioned big five. “Dublin and Frankfurt remain frontrunners, but Luxembourg and Paris are increasingly popular, while Madrid and Milan have gained traction with investment banks,” states an October update by Ernst & … [Read more...] about Frankfurt confident it is the big Brexit-relocation winner: Special report
At the dialogue, information on the newly approved Special Report of the IPCC on the impacts of global warming of 1.50C and related global greenhouse gas emission related pathways, known as Global Warming of 1.50C, were also shared.Deputy Minister of MONRE, Mr. Le Cong Thanh said “As one of the countries heavily impacted by climate change, Vietnam has actively implemented international commitments and efforts to cope with climate change. Vietnam has issued a Plan for the Implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, with a focus on implementing its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). The dialogue focuses on issues related to the response actions to climate change in Vietnam; promoting cooperation, connection with development partners, scientific community, enterprises, organisations and individuals to response to climate change.”Mr. Le Cong Thanh, Deputy Minister of MONRE. (Photo: Khac Kien)The IPCC is t he global body for assessing the science related to … [Read more...] about IPCC presents findings of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.50
Free Press staff Published 9:46 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018 The Free Press was recognized with two top awards from the National Association of Black Journalists during the organization’s 2018 Salute to Excellence Awards ceremonies. The competition honors work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism and public relations. Winners were announced during a gala celebration during NABJ's 43rd Annual Convention and Career Fair, which concluded Sunday at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. With attendance estimated at about 3,000 journalists, media executives, public relations professionals and students, the conference is the largest annual gathering for journalists of color in the country. The Free Press was recognized for several special reporting efforts. It competed against other newspapers with more than 150,000 circulation. A Free Press Special Report: The Faults in No-Fault, by reporter JC Reindl, was honored in the Business category. The report examined … [Read more...] about Free Press receives 2 awards for special reporting from NABJ
By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta TUMACO, Colombia (Reuters) – When President Juan Manuel Santos and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia shook hands to end a half-century war, residents of towns like Tumaco were supposed to be relieved. Nineteen months later, people in this gritty port on the Pacific are anything but. True, most FARC militants, as foreseen by the peace accord, demobilized here and across Colombia, a country the size of France and Spain combined. For decades, rugged terrain and an oft-absent government enabled the rebels to become the de-facto authority in many areas. But Santos, saddled with a sluggish economy at the end of his second term, has struggled to ensure order of the sort the rebels, albeit murderous, once imposed across parts of the Andean nation. Despite widespread acclaim for the agreement, including a Nobel Prize for Santos, peace remains elusive in this country of 50 million people, still the world’s largest producer of … [Read more...] about Special Report
Lancashire leaders have welcomed news of a crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT), as the Gambling Commission recommends the maximum stake is cut to prevent problem betting. When the review was first launched, we spoke to key figures in Preston about whether changes were needed on our high street... There are 24 bookmakers and 87 FOBTs in Preston and over £125m has been lost gambling across Lancashire since 2008.Terry Kilgariff, a member of Preston’s Gamblers Anonymous and a self-titled compulsive gambler for the last 40 years, said: “I was very cynical about this review at first because the government makes significant amounts from betting companies in tax revenue, but I definitely welcome the reduction in stakes down to somewhere between £2 and £50. Any reduction is a good thing as it will reduce problems.”The 60-year-old, who has tried to take his life twice in the last four years as a result of his addiction, added: “For people on … [Read more...] about SPECIAL REPORT: Is the game up for betting shop gaming machines?