Credit Suisse profit tumbles

first_imgThursday 21 October 2010 2:54 am whatsapp John Dunne Credit Suisse’s third-quarter net profit tumbled 74 per cent to miss forecasts, as sluggish equities trading halved investment banking earnings from the previous quarter.Switzerland’s No.2 bank by market value behind UBS said net profit fell to 609m Swiss francs (£398m).Investment banking pretax income halved to 395m francs from an already subdued 784m the previous quarter, as chief executive Brady Dougan’s bold strategy to hire investment bankers aggressively in the second quarter failed to pay off immediately with markets flattening.CS was the first big European bank to report third-quarter numbers after US rivals such as Goldman Sachs posted higher than expected profit this week despite low trading volumes in the US equity market, though Morgan Stanley, which has derisked its trading operations since the credit crisis, surprised with a disappointing loss. Earnings at CS’s bedrock private bank outstripped the normally more lucrative investment banking segment for a second quarter running.“We believe the prospects for growth remain very attractive and our private bank is poised to capitalise as markets improve,” Dougan said.The private banking segment attracted 12.6bn francs in net new client assets, against 13.1bn a year earlier. whatsapp Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo Credit Suisse profit tumbles Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Scarlets and Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies

first_imgThe silliest thing you’ve ever bought?A Segboard (hoverboard). I bought one for me and one for my sister – and they were a couple of hundred quid each. I don’t think my sister used her one and I hardly used mine.It was probably about ten years ago and I was living at home, but outside my mum and dad’s it’s not a smooth surface, there are stones, so it was impossible to use them outside the house.Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?The UFC fighter Conor McGregor – he’s a good entertainer. Stormzy. And Dan Bilzerian. He used to be an American actor but is now a professional poker player and social media influencer. He’s a multimillionaire and has got houses all over the world.If your house was on fire, what would you save (people and pets are safe)?My PS4 monitor.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?To have a healthy family and lots of dogs. My girlfriend has a chihuahua, Winnie, and I have a bulldog, Pete. This article originally appeared in the January 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Downtime with… Scarlets and Wales scrum-half Gareth DaviesAny practical jokes you can tell us?Rob Evans was going on a date in the summer, had his shorts laid out ready, and I cut a hole in the gooch area. He went off and only realised there was a hole as he arrived for the date, so he had to tell her. She laughed it off – and, for the record, he did have pants on.What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch?Lou Reed making cow noises during a scrum. Rhodri Jones, the Ospreys prop, was playing for us (Scarlets) at the time and his nickname is ‘Cow’. Lou was pushing behind him and mooing.If you could have one superpower, what would it be?Teleporting. I’d want to go to Barbados.Do you have any phobias?Quite a few. Heights is my worst one.So you wouldn’t appear on I’m A Celebrity…?I’d be nowhere near that. Snakes are probably my second worst, so I’d stay away from that.Who are the jokers in the squad? In the Wales squad, Callum Sheedy is full of confidence and likes to think he’s a bit of a joker. He’s only been here a few weeks but he’s settled in pretty well and is a bit of a character.With the Scarlets, I’ve got to give James ‘Cubby’ Davies a mention. Him and Rob Evans try to be the jokers.Do you have any superstitions?I get asked that question a lot but I don’t have any.What about nicknames?Sheepdog. It’s my Call of Duty handle.What has been your most embarrassing moment?When I was younger and playing for Llanelli RFC, I once had to run off the pitch to go to the toilet in the middle of a game. Nigel Owens was reffing so I told him and he said to me “Off you go” in Welsh.I was 18 at the time and luckily there weren’t that many people in the crowd watching and the game wasn’t on TV.Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?Ricky Gervais, in character as David Brent. I’m a big fan of The Office. The No 9 talks pranks, dogs and unwise purchases Ground work: Scrum-half Gareth Davies in action for Wales (Getty Images) You live together – do the dogs get on?They do, in a weird way. They have a strange relationship – they love each other but argue quite a bit. The little one gets jealous if Pete sits on my lap.What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?Probably what my father told me when I was younger – the more you put in, the more you get out.What’s your guilty pleasure?Cheese and onion crisps. Walkers.How’d you like to be remembered?As someone who gave their all. And scored unbelievable tries! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

UK eWell-Being Awards 2003

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 18 December 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis SustainIt.org and BT have announced that the 2003 eWell-Being Awards, which recognise organisations that use Internet and communications technology to deliver environmental and social benefits, will be launched in January 2003.Now in their second year, the Awards aim to encourage uptake of the technologies and future initiatives by providing best practice case studies, and to promote emerging technologies, such as broadband and wireless, and the potential they have in addressing social and environmental issues. There are five categories for 2003. Four are theme-focused, with an emphasis on the application of established technologies such as Web sites in the UK, covering digital inclusion, mobility, eGovernment, and eHealth. There is also one technology focused award for wireless activity. Advertisement Any group that can demonstrate that they can make a positive difference to environmental or social well-being through the use of ICT may apply. All projects must have been running for at least one year and must have clearly identifiable results. UK eWell-Being Awards 2003last_img read more

Why Rich People Give

first_img Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Why Rich People Give [amzn_product_post]Philanthropy UK’s Why Rich People Give is the result of the first major research into the attitudes of wealthy people in the UK to money – how they create it, keep it and spend it. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the motivations of the rich to support the charitable sector – or not – by giving money, time and expertise. It covers attitudes to faith, family and community, early experiences of giving and motivations, incentives and rewards. It examines relationships with recipient charities, how people give and feelings about wealth and responsibility. Amazon.co.uk say it is out of print (January 2012), but that’s not the case. You can order it from PhilanthropyUK:http://www.philanthropyuk.org/publications/why-rich-people-give Advertisement They publish a free summary of the book in PDF.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Russia: Astronomical fine is “death sentence” for opposition New Times magazine

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeEconomic pressureJudicial harassment The New Times’s last paper issue Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News News Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeEconomic pressureJudicial harassment to go further Related documents alerte_russie_new_times_oct_2018_rus.pdfPDF – 77.6 KB Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the astronomical fine of 22.25 million roubles (300,000 euros) that has been imposed on The New Times, an online opposition magazine based in Moscow. If the fine is upheld on appeal, the magazine will be forced to close.center_img Financial difficulties already forced the magazine to stop producing a print edition in June 2017, so this fine, if confirmed, is tantamount to a death sentence. “This astronomical fine is yet another blow to Russia’s independent media, which are under more pressure than ever,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We urge the courts to overturn this sentence, which it is out of all proportion. The Russian authorities must stop criminalizing civil society and its links with organizations abroad.”The prosecutor’s office wants to know about the funding that The New Times has received from a Russian NGO that has been classified as a “foreign agent,” the Press Freedom Support Foundation.Since 2012, Russian civil society organizations that receive international funding have been required by law to put the ignominious “Foreign Agent” stamp on everything they publish and must provide detailed financial accounts to avoid astronomical fines or summary closure. News News RSF_en RSF_EECA May 21, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Receive email alerts Читать на русском / Read in Russian Editor Evgenia Albats and her lawyer, Vadim Prokhorov, announced today that authorities had ordered the magazine to pay this fine for failing to provide requested information about alleged foreign funding in time. Organisation The civil society organizations affected by this draconian legislation initially included Russia’s leading media support NGOs. It was extended to media outlets in December 2017. October 26, 2018 – Updated on October 29, 2018 Russia: Astronomical fine is “death sentence” for opposition New Times magazinelast_img read more

Vendia Announces $15.5M Series A Funding and Launches Vendia Share™ for Developers

first_img Facebook TAGS  Vendia Share Sample UI Pinterest Previous articleAscom Secures Substantial US Distribution Agreement With Primary SystemsNext articleTechstars Los Angeles Accelerator Appoints Matt Kozlov as Techstars LA Managing Director Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Vendia Announces $15.5M Series A Funding and Launches Vendia Share™ for Developers Pinterestlast_img read more

Unemployment Hits Housing Industry

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post As of March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor reports that the insured unemployment rate is now 5.1%. The previous week’s level was revised up by 219,000 from 6,648,000 to 6,867,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,265,500, an increase of 1,598,750 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 54,750 from 2,612,000 to 2,666,750.Amidst the newsest unemployment data, Redfin has announced that it will cut 7% of its staff and furlough hundreds of agents due to decreased housing demand amid the COVID-19 crisis. Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman announced that a majority of its workforce will be furloughed until September 1.“We still have had to furlough people today because of a downturn, but it wasn’t because we didn’t try to trade growth for job security,” Kelman wrote. “Every year, we’ve hired about 25% fewer agents than could be supported by the demand from Redfin.com, so that even if demand fell 25%, our workforce would still be at 100% productivity. Now housing demand is down much more than that.”Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, commented on the impact of the latest employment data.“While individual state-level data for the current week should be considered preliminary estimates, Georgia showed the highest increase, rising 250,000 from the previous week. However, some large states that have been hit exceptionally hard by the outbreak, such as California and New York, showed declines, though still remain at extremely high levels,” Duncan noted.“As with the prior week, a few caveats make this week’s data difficult to interpret precisely. On one hand, UI eligibility rules have been relaxed recently, increasing the number of people who are able to apply,” Duncan continues. “This makes it difficult to estimate the uninsured unemployed share of the workforce. On the other hand, many states reported a significant backlog of UI applications due to a lack of processing capacity, indicating that this week’s release may understate the true extent of insured layoffs. The recently enacted CARES Act is intended to help mitigate some of the negative shock to the labor market.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Unemployment Hits Housing Industry The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Employment Redfin Share Savecenter_img April 9, 2020 1,630 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Unemployment Hits Housing Industry Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Mortgage Industry Braces for Spike in Delinquencies Next: Maintaining REO Business During a Pandemic Employment Redfin 2020-04-09 Seth Welborn About Author: Seth Welborn Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Delhi Court Denies Bail To ‘Pinjra Tod’ Member Devangana Kalita In UAPA Case Related To Delhi Riots Conspiracy

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Court Denies Bail To ‘Pinjra Tod’ Member Devangana Kalita In UAPA Case Related To Delhi Riots Conspiracy Press Trust of India29 Aug 2020 9:31 AMShare This – xA Delhi court has dismissed the bail application of Pinjra Tod member and JNU student Devangana Kalita, who has been booked under the stringent anti-terror law, UAPA, in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said the statements of protected witnesses in the case reflected the role of many accused including Kalita in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi court has dismissed the bail application of Pinjra Tod member and JNU student Devangana Kalita, who has been booked under the stringent anti-terror law, UAPA, in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said the statements of protected witnesses in the case reflected the role of many accused including Kalita in planning the activities at the anti-CAA protest sites as part of a “conspiracy” which led to the riots.”The accused had planned and done chakka-jam resulting in riots as part of the plan. The statements clearly point out the role of the accused Devangana (Kalita) as also other co-accused persons and various actions taken by them in pursuance of the conspiracy.Considering the statement of such witnesses regarding the role of the accused Devangana and other accused persons whose conduct is also highlighted by various statements, I have no hesitation to hold that there are reasonable grounds for believing that accusation against accused are prima facie true,” the judge said in his order passed on August 28.It further said that since the present case was of a conspiracy resulting in riots, there were various individuals, organizations and groups which are inter-linked and from the statements working in tandem. “Thus, the statements or acts by the other co-conspirators in furtherance of common object of the conspiracy will be admissible against the present accused Devangana, and the statements and evidence will have to be read in entirety since it is a case of conspiracy”. “Moreover, the assertion that the accused herself physically and directly did not resort to violence as understood in common parlance would not be germane in the context of various acts committed by different individuals including accused in the commission of riots,” the court said.It further noted that the investigation in the case was still continuing.During the hearing, advocate Adit Pujari, appearing for Kalita, told the court that the stringent provisions of bail would not be attracted since there was no conspiracy and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act was wrongly invoked in the case. He claimed the prosecution has failed to show any prima facie case against her.He said expression of dissent was not an offence under the law and Kalita has a history of resorting to cause-based peaceful expression of dissent.The court said that though the accused has a right to protest against any legislation and that was the freedom granted to her by the Constitution of India, it is subject to reasonable restrictions.”The said assertion was correct to the extent that freedom of speech and expression under the Constitution of India grants her the power and right to voice her opinion about any legislation and thus, to peacefully protest,” it said.The court further said in terms of the investigation, the present case was of a preplanned, multi-layered and deep-rooted conspiracy by blocking the roads and chakka-jam and other means at preplanned sites, inciting people, disturbing law and order, creating communal tension, etc leading to the riots in Delhi. It said that as per the case of the prosecution, Kalita was a part of organization ‘Pinjra Tod’ which actively participated in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register for Citizens (NRC) and instigated riots in Delhi. “Her location is also found at protest sites at Jafrabad at the time of protest. She was in constant touch with other co-accused persons like Natasha Narwal, Gulfisha, Safoora and other suspected persons,” it said.Pujari argued that Kalita was a law-abiding member of society and an academic with credentials.The prosecution was not able to make out as to what was the offence against her as what she was alleged to have said was also narrated by many other public personalities, the lawyer claimed.The prosecution has not filed any video to substantiate their assertion regarding the involvement of the accused in the conspiracy, though it was the best evidence, Pujari claimed.Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad opposed the bail plea saying there was freedom to contest and oppose law but violent protest and conspiracy was not allowed.The public prosecutor alleged that it was clear from the examination of case file and case diaries that there was adequate material on record to suggest the role of Kalita in the conspiracy and the riots in Delhi. He told the court that on March 6, source information was received in the Crime Branch that the communal riot incidents of February 23- 25 in Delhi were allegedly preplanned and was hatched by one Umar Khalid, a student of Jawahar Lal University (JNU) and his associates, all linked with different groups. He alleged that during the investigation, technical and manual evidence were collected and it was revealed that Kalita played an important role in spreading recent Delhi riots by way of roadblocks, hate speeches, instigating protesters to get violent against the government of India. Her name was also revealed during the interrogation of the co-accused, Prasad claimed.The public prosecutor claimed that during police custody remand, Kalita disclosed her involvement in the conspiracy of the present case.The role of accused Devangna Kalita in the protests and riots in Delhi has been specifically stated in the statements of protected witnesses, who have alleged that Kalita was one of the organizers of Jafrabad/Seelampur protest site and actively participated in planning, conspiracy and incitement of recent Delhi riots, he claimed.He argued that it was also revealed from the statements of witnesses that Kalita along with other associates allegedly provoked the residents of the area to gather chili powder, lathies, acid, glass bottles and stones and used at the time of confrontations.He said that investigation of the present case was at a very crucial stage and some key accused were yet to be arrested.Kalita was arrested on May 23 in a case related to rioting in northeast Delhi. While the court had granted her bail the next day in the case, she was arrested by the Crime Branch in connection with a murder case related to the riots.On May 30, she was arrested in a case related to violence in old Delhi’s Daryaganj area in December last year. The court had granted bail to her in the case.She was rearrested and slapped with UAPA in early June for her alleged role in inciting the communal riots in Northeast Delhi in February.Pinjra Tod (Break the Cage) was founded in 2015 with an aim to make hostels and paying guest accommodations less restrictive for women students.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Petting zoo comes to Queen’s

first_imgLast Saturday, a petting zoo visited The Queen’s College as part of a series of events run by the JCR welfare team to relieve 5th week Blues. The animals that visited the Nun’s Gardens at Queen’s were Grahame the sheep, Cola the goat, Rex and Queenie the chickens, Splash the duck, Blackberry the rabbit, and Amber the sheep. Queen’s Welfare Rep Mark Holmes explained, “When it was suggested that we get a petting zoo, I dismissed the idea out of hand to put the JCR off the scent but then we quickly began googling like mad. I just thought it was fun and had great potential to get people talking during 5th week and spend our budget on an event that would really attract people away from the libraries for a while; even if just out of curiosity.”“What I expected to be the biggest hurdle, getting college permission, really wasn’t a hurdle at all! The Home Bursar was really receptive once she had realised that this had been fully thought out. Logistics were a nightmare initially, but the company and the college were flexible. When I arrived at 9.30am to a transit van with a trailer attached, the bleating of Grahame the sheep was certainly a little bit surreal.”Female Welfare Rep Maria Newsome, told Cherwell, “The petting zoo visited us for four hours on Saturday, and it felt like almost all of our members couldn’t resist coming out to stroke and pet the animals. Who can really be stressed when cuddling a rabbit?”While the petting zoo was a 5th week favourite for nearly all who attended, for students facing exams it was particularly welcome. Second-year classicist Christine MacVicar said, “It was just nice to get outside for a bit; I definitely want another one! It really helped calm me down.”Jane Cahill, The Queen’s College JCR President, said, “Holding that rabbit was the best thing that’s happened to me all term. The JCR will look to procuring more soft, fluffy things in the future.”last_img read more

Kerrs to open new £1 million bakery

first_imgKerrs Bakery is celebrating its tenth anniversary by opening a new £1m factory in Motherwell, with annual turnover predicted to reach more than £2m this year. The wholesale business – one of the main producers of Caramel Cake in Scotland – manufactures a wide range of long-life handmade cakes, as well as short-life cakes with a 12-14-day shelf life.The new factory is three times the size of the old one and Kerrs expect to hire an additional 13 staff, to join its existing team of 20, before the summer. Founder Karen Murray opened a small shop in Armadale, West Lothian, 10 years ago with start-up help from the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust, to make caramel cake. Products are distributed directly to small grocers, coffee shops, delicatessens and supermarkets, mainly in Scotland, and Murray has plans to expand the retail supply. “We have done some small orders for Scottish supermarkets and would like to develop that this year,” she said.last_img read more