Keywords Insider trading Related news ASIC ready to make deals with devils The U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York unveiled charges today against a couple of London-based bankers, a New York banker, and traders based in both the U.S. and Europe over their alleged participation in the purported insider trading ring.They are presumed innocent of all charges, including allegations of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy.According to the indictments, the London-based bankers passed along information about 16 corporate transactions, receiving more than US$1 million in money and gifts for their tips via middlemen.The traders are accused of providing the cash and gifts to pay off the bankers, and of generating illegal trading profits based on their information.Three of the accused have been arrested, and the other three remain at large.“The insider trading charges announced today lay bare a long-running international scheme stretching over the course of years, whose participants earned tens of millions of dollars in illicit profits from illegally trading on stolen inside information,” said Audrey Strauss, U.S. attorney in New York.“As alleged, the indictments announced today detail very deliberate activity by both current and former investment bankers, securities traders, and even the son of a corporate board member to illegally profit from receiving or providing advanced knowledge of nonpublic information about publicly traded companies,” said FBI assistant director William Sweeney Jr. A global insider trading ring allegedly made millions trading on information stolen by several investment bankers in the U.S. and the U.K., according to U.S. authorities.Several traders and investment bankers are facing charges in New York, where indictments were unsealed today alleging that employees at several unnamed banks obtained inside information about public companies and passed that information to traders, who allegedly made tens of millions in illegal profits by trading on that information. andreypopov/123RF SEC alleges man sold insider trading tips on dark web James Langton FINRA bans analyst for insider trading Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media
RelatedGovernment Increases Its Contribution to the JFF to $150M as Reggae Boys Prepare for 2010 World Cup FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government is giving further financial assistance to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), to bring the total contribution from the state to the JFF to One Hundred and Fifty Million dollars as Jamaica prepares for the World Cup in South Africa Finals in 2010.The announcement came today (June 26) from Honourable Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Minister of Information, Culture Youth and Sports (MICYS) at a press conference called by the JFF and the University of the West Indies, Mona, for the signing of a Cooperation Agreement between the two entities for the establishment of the National Football Academy at the Mona Bowl on the Mona Campus.“The money will in the first year be paid over to the JFF in monthly tranches of more than $40m. Subventions will continue in the second year after the Reggae Boys qualify and up to the Finals,” Miss Grange explained to the audience which comprised the Honourable Andrew Holness, Minister of Education; Senator Ronald Robinson, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; the President of the JFF Captain Horace Burrell and other JFF officials; Professor Gordon Shirley, UWI Principal and other UWI representatives; a representative from FIFA, the media and others from the sports fraternity.Minister Grange said that the money would come through the Sports Development Foundation (SDF).As she insisted that, “the Government usually puts it money where its mouth is,” Miss Grange issued an invitation to private sector companies to “get on board and become partners in the development of Jamaica through football and the wider sporting opportunities that now present themselves.”The Sports Minister said that she expects that the academy that will emerge from the partnership between the JFF and the UWI will help to raise the standard of football and develop viable programmes for the youth, male and female, to enable Jamaica to become perennial qualifier from CONCACAF for all tournaments.“I look forward to the Academy becoming fully operational within a reasonable time frame and I know that we can depend on the ‘Captain’ for that kind of commitment and leadership. Let me also thank the administration of the University led by Professor Gordon Shirley for having the foresight to realize the importance of a partnership such as this.”For their part, the JFF President and the University Principal spoke of the profound impact that the partnership will have on the development of football in Jamaica. Captain Burrell said that a better thing could not have happened for football in Jamaica at this time while for Professor Shirley, “the collaboration between the Mona Campus and the Jamaica Football Federation signals to Jamaica and the Caribbean, this university’s commitment to developing the athletic talent, replete in Jamaica in order to promote our nation’s international competitiveness.”The football academy will be part of a complex to be known as the Mona Bowl Centre for Sporting Excellence which will provide training in additional sporting disciplines. There will be a Mondo running track in a multi-purpose sports field; a multi-purpose sports complex including a gymnasium; a hockey field; a walking trail; beach volley ball courts in addition to the existing basketball courts, expansion of the swimming pool and an institute of sports medicine.The expected time of completion is by the middle of 2011. RelatedGovernment Increases Its Contribution to the JFF to $150M as Reggae Boys Prepare for 2010 World Cup RelatedGovernment Increases Its Contribution to the JFF to $150M as Reggae Boys Prepare for 2010 World Cup Government Increases Its Contribution to the JFF to $150M as Reggae Boys Prepare for 2010 World Cup UncategorizedJune 27, 2008 Advertisements
RelatedYoung Persons Commended for Active Role in Fight to Protect Environment RelatedYoung Persons Commended for Active Role in Fight to Protect Environment Young Persons Commended for Active Role in Fight to Protect Environment UncategorizedAugust 13, 2008 RelatedYoung Persons Commended for Active Role in Fight to Protect Environment Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports (MICYS), Senator Warren Newby, has said that young persons should be commended and encouraged, for playing an active role, in the fight to protect the environment.“Our young people are increasingly adding their voices to the call for action on climate change. We must be proud of their efforts in becoming more conscious and active in the fight against environmental decay,” Senator Newby emphasised.Senator Newby was speaking at a function at the University of the West Indies (UWI) on August 7, to launch International Youth Day, which is being observed today (August 12), under the theme: ‘Youth and Climate Change: Time for Action’, in recognition of the fact that climate change, has already begun to devastate communities and deepen the effects of poverty and hunger, a situation which further complicates the challenges that youth face.He provided the gathering with a number of pre-requisites that must be satisfied, in order for young Jamaicans to make serious headway in generating awareness, understanding and most importantly, solutions to address environmental issues.“In the first instance, the youths have to be informed, as it is information that is going to create the awareness that is necessary, for us to establish in the minds of one and all that there is indeed a problem called global warming,” the Parliamentary Secretary said.“Secondly, the youths must get involved. Plant a tree, clean a beach, protest, hold a placard, but more importantly, we must take steps to reduce our own carbon footprints. We must conserve, use environmentally friendly products and use our spending power to spread a message of environmentalism,” Senator Newby stressed.The Senator also implored the youth to lobby to shape policy. “By and large, policy is developed through a process of consultations. It is those who have managed to organise themselves into formidable groups, whose positions are being reflected in the laws and policies, that are developed to guide our nation,” he explained.Additionally, Mr. Newby urged the audience to take into consideration the fact that the country must operate in a global village.“It is a global village; engage your partners here and overseas in the fight to protect the environment. Share the information you have and draw lessons from their own best practices. Stand up; you have the knowledge, the technology and understanding of modern systems, to bring pressure on the powers that be,” he emphasised.
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: Tour de HiveWhen: Sunday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Where: Museum of Natural History, east gardenCampus Events Calendar Categories:GeneralSustainabilityEvents & Exhibits September is Pollinator Appreciation Month, and the CU Museum of Natural History and city of Boulder are teaming up to celebrate! The pollinator garden on the east side of the museum building is an official stop on Boulder’s tour of bee hives. The Bee Chicas will place a native bee home in the garden for the day. Participants are encouraged to ride their tour via bicycle and learn all about how pollinators help us and how we can help pollinators.Find more Pollinator Appreciation Month events in Boulder. Published: Sept. 4, 2018
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HomeBusinessRestaurateurs fear new restrictions will make it impossible to stay afloat Nov. 20, 2020 at 6:00 amBusinessCovid-19FeaturedNewsRestaurateurs fear new restrictions will make it impossible to stay afloatClara Harter7 months agoclosuresCOVID-19outdoor diningPPPrestrictionsPhoto by Clara Harter. Surviving in the restaurant business is difficult in the best of times. Today, with a new 50 percent capacity restriction on outdoor dining beginning, local restaurateurs say it’s impossible.Since restaurants reopened in June, owners have invested thousands in PPE, outdoor dining spaces, and heat lamps, and are often still unable to turn a profit. Federal paycheck relief money stopped flowing in August and now all restaurants need to halve their already limited seat number, painting a bleak picture for the imminent future of the industry.“I’m going to try for a week and then probably shut everything down. I can’t imagine we can survive and it’s also freezing now,” said Mark Verge, owner of Art’s Table, Ashland Hill, Margo’s, the Golden Bull, and Order for Me Deli. “This is probably a death sentence for all restaurants.”For months Verge has held on to the staff in his five restaurants, only one of which is currently turning a profit. While he’s adamant on reopening when restrictions improve, he fears there is no way he can continue operating under present conditions.“We love Santa Monica, we are trying to do everything we can to stay. At some point you can’t imagine, you keep losing money every month,” said Verge. “It’s just trying to figure out how long you keep getting punched in the face.”Steve Lieberman, owner of Surfridge Brewery and West 4th and Jane is in a similar position. After the July reopening rollback, his brewery only received permission to open outdoor dining on Oct. 6 and his restaurant only has outdoor space for 40 seats.“If that 40 goes down to 20 my staff is going to be standing around for nothing and I still have to pay payroll taxes, electric, government tax bills, and with half the amount of customers” said Lieberman. “We’ve been open 11 years, is it going to be worth it in January if it’s still like this? Probably not.”Raphael Lunetta, owner of Lunetta Italian restaurant, was seating 50 percent of his pre-Covid capacity and now will be limited to 25 percent. His restaurant has gone from having booming business seven days a week, to having business around four and a half days a week.“What we need is another round of PPP funds, and we need to make sure our government is really looking out for small businesses,” said Lunetta. “That’s what needs to happen, because there are a lot of small businesses that are not going to survive this.”The Paycheck Protection Program was included in the March 27. CARES Act, which offered forgivable loans to small businesses to keep employees on payroll. Those funds ran out in Aug. and without another federal relief package, restaurant owners are struggling to keep staff employed.Lieberman is also looking for more PPP money, but said that paycheck funding can only get a business so far when it has severely limited capacity and owes months of back rent.“Payroll is not the issue. I have ten customers a day. I don’t need payroll for ten customers a day; I can have one person there. I need money for back rent,” said Lieberman. “How am I supposed to pay back a year of not paying rent? We need our landlords off our back, and we need our landlords to get help so the banks get off their back.”All three restaurateurs said they fully understand the need to rein in cases and protect people’s health, but expressed frustration that despite their efforts to operate as safely as possible, restaurants are the target of new restrictions.“I feel like on the Westside people are more aware and they are more conscientious and I believe that we on the Westside are doing a pretty good job in taking responsibility,” said Lunetta. “Yes there are some businesses of all sorts that don’t follow the rules and if they don’t it’s unfortunate because the rest of us who do do it, I believe well, are going to get dinged.”[email protected] :closuresCOVID-19outdoor diningPPPrestrictionsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCrime Watch – Indecent ExposureCalifornia imposes nighttime COVID-19 curfew but some resistYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours ago
Home Orange eyes huge revenue boost in MEA Previous ArticleMobile Mix: Valencia, Vodafone and visualsNext ArticleOrange poised for West Africa bank launch Orange deputy CEO Ramon Fernandez (pictured, left) backed its Middle East and Africa unit to become a major source of revenue growth as it focuses on increasing data usage, widening the scope of mobile financial services and further expansion into B2B.During an Orange MEA analyst event, Fernandez and Orange Middle East and Africa CEO Alioune Ndiaye (pictured, right) outlined the operator’s plan to step-up efforts to grow the unit, given the untapped potential and predicted economic growth in the region.Fernandez said its strategy would focus on improvements in existing markets rather than an acquisition spree, however he did not completely dismiss entering new markets deemed to have potential.“It is not the priority,” he added. “But that does not mean we will exclude any footprint extension when it is going to be value creative.”Fernandez pointed specifically to a potential opportunity in Ethiopia, where authorities look likely to open the telecommunications market to outside investors. Both Ndiaye and group CEO Stephane Richard have attended meetings in the country over the last few months, he confirmed.FocusThroughout the event, Ndiaye talked-up his division’s position, noting unlike MTN, Etisalat and Airtel Africa, none of its markets provide more than 17 per cent of regional revenue or EBITDA.As a result, the company has avoided “crises” in specific countries.Looking ahead, among new services the operation is mulling are additions to its mobile money operation, including loans and business products aimed at enterprise customers. These include cloud infrastructure, data centre services and security products.In terms of data consumption, the company believes this will be fuelled by growth in smartphone usage, partly due to the increased availability of cheaper handsets, including the $20 Sanza handset.Ndiaye said ultimately the company aimed to be the number one provider of data in all of its markets in the region. Orange reports it is currently the largest or second-largest operator in all of its MEA markets.Fernandez added: “There is an emerging middle class, economic growth and there is an underpenetrated market for the services we can offer. The digital tools, the mobile phones and, tomorrow, the smartphones are going to become a fantastic accelerator”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AfricaOrange Tags Chris Donkin Las grandes operadoras europeas ponen condiciones a las RAN abiertas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 JUN 2019 Orange Ventures injects €30M into new fund Orange makes secure cloud pact for French market Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Español Author Related
M100 Youth Media Workshop, Germany Similar Stories Green Talents Forum 2010, Germany → May 28, 2010 Published by Site Default Tweet Call for Participants: European Youth Media Days 2017 +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Call for 20 team members: European Youth Media Days 2016 23rd – 26th August 2010, Potsdam, Germany Open to: young journalists between 18 – 26 from the whole EuropeDeadline: 06/07/2010The M100 Sanssouci Colloquium, one of the largest international media conferences in Europe, invites young journalists from all over Europe to Potsdam (Germany) to the sixth edition of the M100 Youth Media Workshop. The topic of this year workshop is “Investigative Journalism in Europe“.The workshops, which are headed by professional investigative journalists, are designed to include both practical exercises (i.e., an introduction to investigative journalism, research practices, maintaining informants, modes of questioning, etc.) as well as theoretical matters (i.e., What function does investigative journalism fulfil and what role will it play in the digital media landscape of tomorrow?).The Workshop takes place in co-operation with the European Youth Press, the German investigative-journalism network “Netzwerk Recherche” and the German UNESCO Commission in the Electronic Media School in Potsdam.Eligibility* applications are welcome from young journalists between 18 and 26 from the whole of Europe (EU as well as non-EU countries).* English language skills, as the workshop language is English.CostThe organisers will bear the costs of accommodation and meals during the workshop. In addition there is a travel allowance of up to 250 Euro.Application procedureAll interested applicants should submit following:1. CV (including address and telephone number) and the journalistic preference, i.e. print/online, video or radio;2. a brief text (max. 3 pages) on the topic: “The force of the fourth Estate – investigative journalism in my country”.All the documents need to be submitted by 6th July 2010 to: [email protected] detailed info TC for Young Media Makers “World Perspectives: Diversity Voices” Reddit LinkedIn 0 ← PhD: Institute for German Studies, UK Share 0 Pocket
Sandbox & Co. acquires edutainment company FingerprintNewly formed Sanbox Kids Divisions will combine properties from both outfitsJeffrey RousseauStaff WriterWednesday 31st March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareSandbox & Co. has acquired children’s entertainment company Fingerprint, the company announced this week.The acquisition combines Fingerprint’s content and subscription services along with Sandbox’s portfolio of global brands.This has led to the formation of Sandbox Kids, which Fingerprint CEO Nancy MacIntyre will lead. The division will include existing properties from both Fingerprint and Sandbox, and aims to provide child-safe and age-appropriate digital content for children ages 1 to 12.Related Jobs3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior C++ Unreal Programmer – PC and Console Studio – Austria South East Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games “Sandbox Kids makes perfect sense for our business, partners and customers,” MacIntyre said.”By consolidating our brands and combining commercial synergies we aim to scale the company by building our global partnerships with mobile carriers, pay TV companies, OEMs and offering a broader suite of products and an expanded library with our original and acquired content.”Sandbox’s acquisition of Fingerprint isn’t the only acquisition that it’s made recently.In the last six months, Sandbox has also acquired online teaching resource library Teachit, as well as Code Kingdoms, a subscription service for teaching children how to code through Minecraft and Roblox.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSpecialEffect joins Best Places To Work Awards as charity partnerUS event deadline is coming upBy Christopher Dring 21 hours agoResident Evil: Village is the third biggest PS5 launch so far | UK Boxed ChartsBut physical sales down over previous Resident Evil gamesBy Christopher Dring 23 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Avison Young CEO Mark RoseUPDATED 9:14 p.m., April 21, 2020: Avison Young has made cuts to its tri-state workforce as the commercial real estate firm girds its balance sheet against the economic downturn.The Canadian-based company laid off employees across its tri-state offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, sources told The Real Deal.The exact number of affected employees could not be immediately confirmed. One source put the figure as high as 100, but the company on Tuesday evening claimed it was closer to a dozen. The brokerage’s tri-state operation had grown to about 200 employees since launching in 2012.A spokesperson for Avison Young initially declined to comment but directed TRD to a statement the company put out three weeks ago laying out “strict cost-containment measures” it was taking in light of the slowdown. They included temporary pay cuts for high-salaried employees, canceling events and suspending travel to “protect jobs and minimize layoffs or furloughs.”Avison is the latest commercial real estate services firm to make cutbacks as the economy takes a hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Senior leaders at Newmark Knight Frank have reportedly been asked to take pay cuts and eliminate positions as affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald plans hundreds of layoffs.Cushman & Wakefield recently announced its senior leadership will be taking reduced pay, and Paul Massey’s B6 Real Estate Advisors has laid off employees.Avison Young launched its New York area operations eight years ago as it pushed to expand aggressively outside Canada with backing from Vancouver-based private equity firm Parallel49 Equity.The company tapped industry veteran and longtime Cushman & Wakefield CEO Arthur Mirante to lead the effort. Mirante tapped former JLL vice president Mitti Liebersohn in 2015 to head up the New York City office, and in 2018 Colliers president Joseph Harbert joined the firm as president of the Northeast region.Avison’s investment-sales ambitions got a boost that year when former Massey Knakal Real Estate Services and Cushman & Wakefield broker James Nelson joined the firm and started building up a sales team.Avison ranked as the eighth-most active office-leasing brokerage in New York City and as the 11th most-active in terms of sales, according to TRD’s most recent tallies.The company got a capital injection two years ago when Canadian pension fund manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec invested $250 million into Avison, buying out Parallel49 Equity’s stake.Contact Rich Bockmann at [email protected] or 908-415-5229 This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now