Stabenow Calls for CFTC Rules to be Finalized

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Stabenow Calls for CFTC Rules to be Finalized An archived webcast of the hearing can be accessed on the Senate Agriculture Committee’s website at https://ag.senate.gov. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jul 17, 2012 Facebook Twitter Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry, today pressed the nation’s chief financial regulators to implement the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. At an oversight hearing, Chairwoman Stabenow said the recent failures of firms like Peregrine Financial Group and MF Global, as well as trading losses at JP Morgan and the ongoing LIBOR scandal, all underscore the need to implement the bill, which was passed by Congress more than two years ago.   “Many derivatives are still trading in the dark and some financial institutions are still taking risks that threaten our economy,” Chairwoman Stabenow said. “We need these markets to have integrity and market participants need certainty so they can plan for compliance and make business decisions for the coming months and years. Businesses, farmers and ranchers need to know these markets are safe for trading and hedging risk. And American families need to know their jobs aren’t going to disappear – again – because of excessive risk-taking by a reckless few.” Gary Gensler, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Robert Cook, Director of the Division of Trading and Market at the Securities and Exchange Commission, both testified at hearing. Other witnesses included Robert Pickel, CEO, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Washington, DC; Larry Thompson, Managing Director and General Counsel, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), New York, NY; Dennis Kelleher, President and CEO, Better Markets, Washington, DC; and, Thomas Erickson, on behalf of the Commodity Markets Council, VP of Government Affairs, Bunge North America, St. Louis, MO.center_img Stabenow Calls for CFTC Rules to be Finalized Chairwoman Stabenow continued, “If anyone is wondering why we need these rules, all you need to do is turn on the news,” Chairwoman Stabenow said. “There’s the LIBOR rate-setting scandal, the Eurozone crisis, the demise of Peregrine Financial Group, significant trading losses at JP Morgan, and the MF Global bankruptcy.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleMarkets Soar and Crop Conditions WorsenNext articleGlyphosate-Resistant ‘Superweeds’ May Be Less Susceptible To Diseases Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Belgian bill threatens investigative journalism

first_img RSF_en November 23, 2020 Find out more This view is shared by the General Association of Belgian Professional Journalists (AGJPB-AVBB), which wrote to Reynders on 14 August voicing concern about the bill’s impact on freedom of expression. Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Organisation BelgiumEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources CorruptionWhistleblowers News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive The government has said the bill would be amended before being resubmitted to the cabinet and parliament. August 20, 2019 Belgian bill threatens investigative journalism Didier Reynders, foreign affairs and defence minister / AFP Proposed by Didier Reynders, Belgium’s minister for foreign affairs and defence, the bill was hardly noticed when it was approved by the cabinet in early May. As it stands, it makes no exceptions although not everyone would face the same penalty. Under article 22 of the bill, journalists could be fined up to 5,000 euros while whistleblowers would face a possible five-year jail term. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Belgian authorities to exempt journalists andwhistleblowers acting in the public interest from a proposed law under which divulgingclassified information would be punishable by up to five years in prison. December 2, 2020 Find out more In an opinion issued in late June, Belgium’s Council of State warned that the bill’s broad wording could violate jurisprudence on the right to information stemming from the European Convention on Human Rights. “In its current form, this bill could criminalize investigative journalism and threaten the Belgian public’s right to information,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “The government must restore a balance between press freedom and the protection of classified information or else Belgium’s ranking in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index could be affected.” to go further Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU BelgiumEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources CorruptionWhistleblowers June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belgium News Receive email alerts News Belgium is ranked ninth out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Newslast_img read more

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TV reporter gunned down in Balochistan, sixth journalist slain this year

first_img Organisation May 31, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV reporter gunned down in Balochistan, sixth journalist slain this year January 28, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistan is ranked 151st out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, while Balochistan was classified as one of the world’s 10 most dangerous places for journalists by Reporters Without Borders last year. June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the rate at which journalists are being killed in Pakistan and offers its condolences to the family and colleagues of the latest victim, Vsh TV reporter Abdul Qadir Hajizai, who was gunned down in the southwestern province of Balochistan on 28 May. He was the sixth journalist to be murdered this year in Pakistan.“Journalists have been killed in connection with their work at a rate of more than one a month since the start of 2012,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities cannot continue to turn a blind eye to this.“Effective measures to protect media personnel must be adopted as a matter of urgency. At the same time, the investigations into the murders of Hajizai and the previous victims must not be abandoned. The cycle of impunity must be ended as soon as possible.”Hajizai was shot by two men on a motorcycle as he was returning to his home in Basima, in Washuk District (about 200 km southwest of the provincial capital of Quetta). He rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died of his injuries. He had worked for Vsh TV, a privately-owned Balochi-language station, for the past two years.His murder was claimed the next day by the Baloch Liberation Front (BLF), an armed separatist group. The Daily Jang quoted a BLF spokesman as saying Hajizai was killed because he was a “government informer.” Vsh TV director Ovais Iqbal Baluch told Reporters Without Borders he was unaware of Hajizai receiving any threats prior to his murder.In a separate development on 28 May in Turbat, in the far south of the province, gunmen opened fire on the home of Turbat Press Club president Arshad Akhtar, causing no injuries. The shooting came just 10 days after the abduction and murder of Turbat Press Club secretary Abdul Razaq Gul, whose body was found on the morning of 19 May.The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) organized a demonstration outside the Quetta Press Club yesterday in protest against the latest violence against journalists, while the Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) called on the provincial government to take concrete measures to protect media personnel. to go further News Follow the news on Pakistan Newslast_img read more

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Clerk’s office considers closing options

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 8:01 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “I was hoping that our new Chief Justice would come riding in on a white horse and save us. But it doesn’t look like there are any white horses around. So, it looks like we’re going to have to go through some hard times to get to better times.”Charles Story, president of the Alabama Circuit Clerk’s Association, said that Alabama’s court system is in crisis.“The Circuit Clerks office is the hub of the trial court system,” Story said.“With insufficient funding and staffing, we will not be able to timely perform our constitutional duties. The public should be prepared for additional waiting time and delays in many cases.”Story said the state’s Circuit Clerk’s offices will do everything possible to provide timely service to the public.“But with increasing caseloads and fewer staff, there will be no way that we can serve the public as quickly as we do now,” he said.“We are asking for the public’s patience when it takes longer for us to answer the phones, wait on them at the counter and process their case filings. Our employees are dedicated to their jobs and we will do the best that we can with limited resources.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Articlecenter_img Sponsored Content The Pike County Circuit Clerk’s office is down to four employees and Scarbrough said there is no way such a small staff can process all of the paperwork. Much of the paperwork is having to be put on the backburner.“Criminal work, domestic claims and protection abuse will get top priority,” she said. “Divorces, small claims, and so forth will be put on the stack. The bad part of all this is that we have always prided ourselves on customer service. We’ve operated on the assumption that the number one person is on the other side of the counter. To close the doors seems like we are doing a disservice to those we serve.”Scarbrough said according to a work-study, the caseload at the Pike County Circuit Clerk’s office requires nine employees.“We’re down to four so it’s going to be extremely hard to keep our heads above the water and keep things running smoothly,” she said. “We really hate to close the door on the public but, since that has been ordered, we will have a secure drop box for anyone who wants to leave payments they are ordered to pay every week. We don’t want to hinder those who are trying to take care of their responsibilities. Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Airport project awaits FAA operation Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford was pleasantly surprised Tuesday to see three low bids for the third phase of airport construction…. read more By The Penny Hoarder Next Up“I have talked with our circuit judge, the DA and the sheriff in an effort to determine what will work best for our office and the people we serve,” Scarbrough said. “Our two options are to close daily at 3 p.m. or to close at 4 p.m. each day except Wednesday when we would close at noon.Scarbrough said she is leaning more toward the Wednesday noon option.“That option would give us an entire afternoon to wade through our work loads without interruption and we should be able to get a lot of work done during that big block of time,” she said. “Working behind closed doors won’t save a dime. It’s just a matter of giving our staff uninterrupted time to process the huge amount of paper work.” Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb has issued an Administrative Order directing Circuit/District clerks to close offices to the public up to 10 hours per week during normal business hours. Jamie Scarbrough, Pike County circuit clerk, said her office is considering a couple of options that will put the office in compliance with the order.Cobb’s decision was made due to the inadequate funding of the Judicial Branch of Government, resulting in the massive layoffs of more than 253 more court specialists statewide at the end of August.Cobb’s order to reduce the number of hours the public can be served will not save the court system money but it will allow remaining court employees to devote more time to court-related duties in an effort to prevent a backlog of court filings. Clerk’s office considers closing optionslast_img read more

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Shady Grove teaches two steps to save lives

first_img Jacob Fannin, owner of Shady Grove Tactical, said every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack. Every year, about 790,000 Americans have a heart attack.“About 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes,” Fannin said. “So, that means that each of us could be in the position of trying to save the life of someone we love. There is also the possibility of being a bystander in a cardiac arrest emergency. Either, scenario accents the importance of knowing how to respond in a cardiac arrest emergency.”Fannin said National CPR and AED Awareness Week is a call to action. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Friday, June 8, 2018 Shady Grove teaches two steps to save lives Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits If a loved one collapsed and was not breathing and unresponsive, would you know what to do to possibly save his or her life?For too many, the answer would be no.The week of June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. Its purpose is to spotlight how lives could be saved if more Americans knew CPR and how to use an AED. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author In observance of National CPR and AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, Jacob Fannin, owner of Shady Grove Tactical, donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) and a Stop the Bleed kit to Charles Henderson High SchoolPictured, from left, CHHS Principal Brock Kelly, Fannin and Coach Brad McCoy.center_img By The Penny Hoarder Print Article “Knowing CPR can double one’s chances of survival,” he said. “Twenty minutes of CPR training can save a life. Each of us needs to know how to respond in the event of a cardiac arrest emergency. There’s no need to be afraid to respond; your actions can only help.“Some of us have taken a course in CPR, maybe in a first aid class or in some training session. Some people have watched a video or, maybe seen CPR performed on a TV show. But how many of us would actually be confident if faced with such an emergency?”Fannin said the very least the public can do is be prepared to perform Hands-Only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), which is two-steps to saving lives.“If you see someone collapse and they are not breathing and unresponsive, you should call 911 and begin Hands-Only CPR by compressing the chest at a rate of about 100 forceful compressions a minute until emergency medical services arrive.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Skip At one time, mouth-to-mouth breathing was advised but experts now believe an adult who suddenly collapses due to cardiac arrest has enough air in his or her lungs and blood that mouth-to-mouth breathing is not needed, Fannin said.The two-steps to saving lives in such cardiac arrest situations are to call 911 and push hard and fast.“But if you have a cell phone, you can place the phone on the floor next to the victim and put it on speaker and call 911 while you are making the chest compressions,” Fannin said. “That way, you don’t lose time going to make a call.”While Hands-Only CPR might seem rather simple, when personal emotions, the stress of the situation and uncertainty of how to actually perform CPR are factored in, it’s anything but simple.“Reading about CPR, seeing it demonstrated on a video or even a live demonstration are not like hands-on experience,” Fannin said. “During National CPR and AED Awareness Week, hopefully people in our community will see the life-saving potential of taking a class on Hands-Only CPR and learning how to use an Automated External Defibrillator if available.Shady Grove Tactical offers classes in Hands-Only CPR/AED and First Aid. The next class will be from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, July 28 at Troy Bank & Trust (Lowe’s Branch.)  For more information, call 334-268-0296. You Might Like Polls close at 7 p.m. So far during the 2018 primary election, Circuit Clerk Jamie Scarbrough said she has seen about the expected turnout for… read more Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Spatial scales of marine conservation management for breeding seabirds

first_imgKnowing the spatial scales at which effective management can be implemented is fundamental for conservation planning. This is especially important for mobile species, which can be exposed to threats across large areas, but the space use requirements of different species can vary to an extent that might render some management approaches inefficient. Here the space use patterns of seabirds were examined to provide guidance on whether conservation management approaches should be tailored for taxonomic groups with different movement characteristics. Seabird tracking data were synthesised from 5419 adult breeding individuals of 52 species in ten families that were collected in the Atlantic Ocean basin between 1998 and 2017. Two key aspects of spatial distribution were quantified, namely how far seabirds ranged from their colony, and to what extent individuals from the same colony used the same areas at sea. There was evidence for substantial differences in patterns of space-use among the ten studied seabird families, indicating that several alternative conservation management approaches are needed. Several species exhibited large foraging ranges and little aggregation at sea, indicating that area-based conservation solutions would have to be extremely large to adequately protect such species. The results highlight that short-ranging and aggregating species such as cormorants, auks, some penguins, and gulls would benefit from conservation approaches at relatively small spatial scales during their breeding season. However, improved regulation of fisheries, bycatch, pollution and other threats over large spatial scales will be needed for wide-ranging and dispersed species such as albatrosses, petrels, storm petrels and frigatebirds.last_img read more

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UK: HMS Defender Sails Under White Ensign for First Time

first_img October 5, 2012 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defender UK: HMS Defender Sails Under White Ensign for First Time View post tag: Navy The fifth of the Navy’s six new Type 45 destroyers has begun the long road to front-line duties, sailing from Portsmouth for the first time under the White Ensign. HMS Defender is now undergoing trials and training off the South Coast ready to be declared operational early next year.This is the very first time HMS Defender has sailed under the White Ensign as the task of turning the fifth Type 45 destroyer into a fully-trained, fully-honed and fully-armed 21st-Century man o’war is now under way.Friday September 28 was marked in the diary as the ‘ready for sea’ date by the powers that be after two months’ preparation in her home base.Defender arrived in Portsmouth at the tail end of July – just a few days before the Olympics kicked off.She entered harbour under the Blue Ensign, before the ship was formally handed over to the Senior Service by builders BAE and the flag was replaced by the Royal Navy’s famous standard.As well as readying systems and stocking up on supplies over the summer, gunnery senior rating PO Andrew Cload has been drilling the ship’s company in the art of naval ceremony which came in very handy when HMS York made her final entry into Portsmouth last month.It’s customary for ships to salute each other as they pass – an officer salutes while a rating pipes, normally on the bridge wing or flight deck.But given York’s fine career, the Defenders felt the White Rose warship deserved “something a little extra” – and obliged by lining the upper deck and ‘cheering ship’: doffing caps and giving three hearty cheers.Once the formalities were over it was straight back to work in preparation for Defender’s trials (she’s still at sea right now).“Taking this state-of-the-art destroyer to sea for the first time is no mean feat and represents the culmination of over two years of hard work for my team,” said the destroyer’ first Commanding Officer Cdr Phil Nash.“Leaving Portsmouth as planned and on time is a huge achievement and brings the ship another step closer to deploying on operations wherever in the world we are needed. “I know my sailors are proud to be part of Defender’s first ship’s company – I am equally proud of them.” His ship is due to be declared operational early in the new year.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 05, 2012; Image: Royal Navy Share this article View post tag: White View post tag: HMS Industry news View post tag: Sails View post tag: under Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Defender Sails Under White Ensign for First Time View post tag: time View post tag: Ensign View post tag: first View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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The International Frigate Working Group Visits SERMC (USA)

first_img The International Frigate Working Group Visits SERMC (USA) View post tag: visits Share this article View post tag: Navy May 16, 2013 View post tag: International View post tag: Defence Authorities View post tag: Frigate View post tag: Group View post tag: Naval View post tag: usa Back to overview,Home naval-today The International Frigate Working Group Visits SERMC (USA) The International Frigate Working Group (IFWG), hosted by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., visited the Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC), May 9.The working group consisted of partner countries that use the Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate, including Australia, Egypt, Turkey, Poland, Taiwan and Pakistan. The group meets annually to share ideas and lessons learned relating to the frigate class.After being briefed by the commanding officer and executive director on the role SERMC serves for the surface ships, including valuable lessons learned from maintaining the Perry-class frigate, the members of the IFWG were provided an in-depth tour of the production facilities at SERMC.“I was very impressed with SERMC, especially the extent of the facilities and the wide-array of capabilities here. I wish [SERMC] personnel could come to Australia to share their lessons learned with our maintenance personnel,” said Capt. Mona Shindy, an attendee from the Royal Australian Navy.Though all of the remaining Perry-class frigates in the U.S. Navy fleet are scheduled to be decommissioned over the next few years, there is a lot of corporate knowledge at U.S. Navy maintenance centers, such as SERMC. Working groups, such as the IFWG, provides an excellent opportunity to share that knowledge and lessons learned with allied partner countries.[mappress]Press Release, May 16, 2013; Image: Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: SERMC View post tag: working View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defenselast_img read more

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Ocean City Library Closed Through Friday

first_imgProceeding with caution for the safety of patrons and staff, the Ocean City Free Public Library will be closed from Tuesday through Friday.The closure will occur while the city is replacing the air-conditioning systems in the library and Ocean City Community Center.The library will offer curbside pickup services on the Haven Avenue side while the building is closed. The library is closed for construction work on the air-conditioning system.last_img

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