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Uruguay Launches Plan against Terrorist Financing

first_img On June 18, the Uruguayan Government announced the launch of an action plan targeting money laundering and terrorist financing. Among its objectives, the plan aims to harmonize the legal framework of anti-money-laundering policy, create a strategic information system about money laundering, strengthen the monitoring system, and apply anti-money-laundering measures in public-private partnerships. In the area of criminal law targeting this offense, the plan is to reinforce mechanisms for investigating illicit assets, strengthen specialized courts and prosecutors, establish a program to protect witnesses and victims, and improve procedures for international law-enforcement cooperation. The plan was developed within the framework of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and with the technical advice of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Uruguayan Central Bank (BCU) receives around 220 reports of situations in which money laundering is suspected each year, which are analyzed and when necessary, turned over to law enforcement, the manager of the BCU Financial Analysis Information Unit, Daniel Espinosa, indicated. Espinosa explained that, as in the rest of the world, the sectors most affected by money laundering in Uruguay are finance and real estate, and the Government will concentrate on those sectors as a priority in the next few years. By Dialogo June 21, 2012last_img read more

Last year, Vukovar had twice as many overnight stays

first_imgPositive statistical data indicate the expansion of the tourism sector in Vukovar, and a number of projects are announced that will further expand and strengthen the tourism industry.In the entire Vukovar-Srijem County in 2017, record tourist data were achieved with 30,17 percent more arrivals and 36,23 percent more overnight stays compared to 2016, and the highest number of overnight stays was 70.621 and 46,63 percent, respectively, in Vukovar. These figures are also monitored by the private sector, so that eight new accommodation facilities with a total of 188 beds were opened last year.According to eVisitor data, last year the number of overnight stays in Vukovar was 70.621, which is an increase of 23.117 compared to 2016, when the number of overnight stays was 47.504. There is also an increase in the number of arrivals, so in 2017 the number of arrivals was 47.894, which is an increase of 12.932 arrivals compared to the year before, when 34.917 people came to Vukovar. “The increase in the number of tourists was influenced by two significant events that marked 2017 in Vukovar. These are the Meeting of Catholic Youth in April and the Ceremonial Sinj Alka in May. Accordingly, in April 2016, we recorded 3.029 overnight stays and 1.977 arrivals, and a year later, 7.198 overnight stays and 4.017 arrivals. We see that this is an increase of 4.169 or 2.040 people. Also, an increase was recorded in May 2017 when we had 9.907 overnight stays and 4.852 arrivals, which is an increase of 3.208 and 42 people compared to the same period in 2016 when 6.699 overnight stays and 4.810 arrivals were registered in our city.”Said the Mayor of the City of Vukovar, Ivan PenavaAccording to the Vukovar Port Authority, 2016 cruisers with 224 passengers docked in Vukovar in 27.122, while a smaller number of cruisers anchored last year, 205 of them, but with a larger number of tourists, 27.162. According to the announcements for 2018, 221 cruisers should dock in Vukovar.The mayor of Penava reminded that it is a destination Vukovar – Vučedol – Ilok declared the national winner of the European Destination of Excellence on the topic of cultural tourism. Also, it is recent a cooperation agreement was also signed with the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality from Opatija. The Association of Tourist Guides of the City of Vukovar has been established and the implementation of the project of education of 10 tourist guides financed by the City of Vukovar is in progress. Vukovar Vocational School won 1st place in the competition of the Ministry of Tourism. As he says, all these are indicators of the expansion of tourism in our city, and therefore efforts are being made to strengthen capacities that are insufficient and too weak for now. “The entire offer of accommodation capacities, quality of gastronomic supply and infrastructure is not enough for tourist demand. ” pointed out the mayor of Penava, saying that intensive work is being done to strengthen this sector in which many fellow citizens could find their jobs and livelihoods.One of the major tourist projects that should drastically increase the number of visitors is certainly the Vučedol Archaeological Park. In addition to the Archaeological Park, the head of tourism Marina Sekulić also pointed out the adrenaline park in the Adica forest park and the conversion of the Danube Hotel into a congress center that will enable the development of congress tourism. Also, by integrating the cultural and historical heritage of the Franciscan monastery into the tourist offer of Vukovar, religious tourism will be strengthened.”It will certainly further strengthen the tourist indicators because visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the incredible cultural values ​​and treasures hidden in the Franciscan monastery,”Sekulic emphasized.Mala ada will also be enriched with new contents. Namely, the tender of the Croatian Tourist Board for underdeveloped areas is currently underway, for which a project for the revitalization of the area at this most famous Vukovar picnic area has been submitted, on which an educational trail should be built. One of the prominent tourist projects is inevitable Vukovar water towerwhich will become a recognizable lookout point and tourist destination.Related news:SARA BELEC, VUKOVAR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL: OUR STUDENTS ARE EXTREMELY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE OF TOURISM IN VUKOVARTHE CITY OF VUKOVAR WILL GET A NEW MUSEUM, A LIBRARY AND A WINE SHOP AND SOUVENIR SHOP WITHIN THE FRANCISCAN MONASTERYAGREEMENT ON COOPERATION BETWEEN THE CITY OF VUKOVAR AND THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT IN TOURISM AND CATERING SIGNEDENTREPRENEUR NENAD BAKIĆ DEVELOPS CULTURAL TOURISM PROJECT IN VUKOVARlast_img read more

Tesco shuts up shop on Oxford Street

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Coronavirus deals ‘powerful blow’ to Putin’s grand plans

first_imgThe bombastic military parade through Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday was slated to be the spectacle of the year on the Kremlin’s calendar.Standing with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron, President Vladimir Putin would have overseen a 90-minute procession of Russia’s military might, showcasing 15,000 troops and the latest hardware.But that was before the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Distant from the people’ He said Russians were not prepared for this dual shock, noting that 60 percent do not have savings and that real incomes have fallen 7.5 percent over the last year.Russia can weather the storm for around 18 months, he said, thanks to reserves in its sovereign wealth fund of some $150 billion.But if the crisis persists and “life does not become easier, this will affect the attitude of the people to the authorities,” Nikolayev told AFP.Putin could well bounce back. He has weathered many crises over 20 years in power and is credited by many Russians for bringing the country out of the chaos of the 1990s and restoring its global prestige.Officials have said both the parade and the constitutional vote will be held later in 2020, though analyst Andrei Kolesnikov said that alone may not be enough to salvage Putin’s year.Putin “enjoyed Russians’ approval for many years,” said Kolesnikov, of the Carnegie Moscow Centre. “Now he will personally accumulate all their disapproval.””In the context of the coronavirus crisis, the vote will not mobilize the nation,” he said, and the military parade alone “will not seriously help support Putin’s falling ratings.”Stanovaya said that after so many years in power Putin has “distanced himself from the people” and lost the ability to empathize with Russians.If the Kremlin cannot address economic problems, “social irritation will grow, there will be protests,” she warned. “This is the first time in 20 years that Putin is facing a crisis this serious,” said political analyst Tatiana Stanovaya. “This is a new experience for him.”The timing of the pandemic, hitting just as Putin was unveiling major constitutional reforms, amounts to “a powerful blow to his plans”, she told AFP. Now, military jets will roar over an eerily quiet Moscow, spurting red, white and blue smoke to mark 75 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany. Putin will lay flowers at a war memorial near an abandoned Red Square and address a nation growing angry with his handling of the country.The parade is not the only victim of the coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled Russia’s economy, hospitalized the prime minister and slashed Putin’s approval ratings.Russians had been due last month to cast their votes on constitutional reforms that would have paved the way for Putin to stay in power until 2036, but those plans too were scuppered by the virus.What was supposed to be a triumphant spring for Putin has become a political letdown, observers say, one that could be difficult for the president to recover from.center_img Approval at historic low After initially reporting fewer cases than in western Europe, Russia has witnessed a grim and steady rise in new coronavirus infections in recent days.Health officials registered another record increase on Thursday and the country now ranks fifth in the world in overall infections.Russia’s death rate is low compared to the European countries hardest hit, but some observers say that discrepancy is due to how the death count is calculated.Putin this week praised the government’s response, saying that by implementing mass testing and keeping fatalities low, Russia had become a model for other countries.”What we did was absolutely right,” he said. “Many foreign countries followed our path.”Yet many Russians appear to disagree. Unlike other world leaders battling the pandemic, Putin’s approval ratings have not rallied in light of the crisis.According to independent pollster Levada, they fell to a historic low of 59 percent last month from 63 percent in March.Already strained by Western sanctions, Russia’s economy is under serious threat from the pandemic, which analysts say could deepen resentment towards the Kremlin.Since Russia imposed a lockdown to slow the spread of the virus, small businesses have struggled to survive and millions of Russians have been left without wages, despite promises from the government to support companies and employees.Igor Nikolayev, director of the Institute for Strategic Analysis at FBK Grant Thornton, said the timing of the crisis was unfortunate as it coincided with a steep fall in the price of oil, a key export which balances the Russian budget. Topics :last_img read more

NBIM appoints insider to replace Schanke as asset strategies CIO

first_imgNorges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which runs Norway’s NOK7.5trn (€832bn) oil fund, has appointed Geir Øivind Nygård [pictured] to fill the gap in its trio of CIOs left by Øyvind Schanke’s departure.Nygård has been interim CIO for asset strategies at the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), which invests Norway’s off-shore oil revenue, since 1 December 2016, coming to the role from his position as global head of portfolio management.Yngve Slyngstad, chief executive at NBIM, said: “We are happy Geir Øivind has accepted taking on the position. He brings with him experience and deep knowledge of our asset strategies.”Slyngstad said Nygård represented a good continuation of the successful efforts within the area since the beginning. Nygård joined NBIM in 2007 as portfolio manager in equity asset strategies and has held different leading positions within the fund since then, according to NBIM.He said he was excited and proud to have the opportunity to take on the new role.“I am confident we have a solid [foundation] for continued success within our asset management strategy,” he said, adding that he knew the team well and was looking forward to continuing to work closely with them.In 2014, NBIM reorganised its investment departments in line with the GPFG’s main strategies, giving three CIOs responsibility for the fund’s three investment areas – allocation strategies, asset strategies and equity strategies.The CIO of allocation strategies heads up work to improve exposure to the broad markets and different sources of return.The CIO of asset strategies leads efforts to make sure the fund’s exposure is implemented cost effectively and that transaction costs are balanced, and the CIO for equity strategies is meant to build up expertise to analyse individual companies, identify investment opportunities and exercise active ownership, according to NBIM. It was announced in November that Schanke, who has been CIO for asset strategies at NBIM since 2014, decided to leave the institution after 16 years to become chief executive of Norwegian fund manager Skagen.He is due to start the top job at Skagen, which describes itself as a contrarian fund company, on 1 February.last_img read more

28 local gov’t units in Iloilo acclaimed as ‘child-friendly’

first_imgAccording to Pador, other LGUs thatfailed to bag the seal may have difficulty meeting the criterion on allottingone percent of their IRA for programs and services for children, or theirmunicipal social welfare and development offices of these LGUs may also have somany things to attend to. * Estancia * Lambunao * Oton * Maasin * Dumangas * Carles * LGU must allot one percent of itsInternal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for the implementation of programs andservices for children * Balasan * Tigbauan * Janiuay * Zarraga The 28 LGUs awarded with the Seal ofChild-Friendly Local Governance were the following: * New Lucena The following were the parameters: * Badiangan * Igbaras * Pototan * San Joaquin * San Miguel * Pavia * Calinog The Regional Council for theProtection of Children is made up of the regional offices of the Department ofSocial Welfare and Development and Department of Interior and Local Government. * San Dionisio * Batad * Dueñas * Barotac Viejo * Alimodian * Leganes * Tubungan “The PSWDO will help them,” saidPador./PN These LGUs met the parameters forchild-friendly governance set by the Regional Council for the Protection ofChildren, according to Dr. Neneth Pador, chief of the Provincial Social Welfareand Development Office (PSWDO). * LGU must have a local developmentplan, investment plan and local code for children * LGU must conduct information driveon the rights of children (right for survival, protection, development andparticipation) * San Enrique * Concepcion * the local chief executive mustdeliver a State of the Children Address * Dingle ILOILO – Twenty-eight local governmentunits (LGUs) in this province were awarded the Seal of Child-Friendly LocalGovernance for 2018 during the recent 2019 Children’s Month celebration of theIloilo provincial government.last_img read more

Hill-Rom Names New Chief Operating Officer

first_imgSolomon joins Hill-Rom as COO.BATESVILLE, Ind. – A seasoned health care executive is joining Hill-Rom as Chief Operating Officer.Carlyn D. Solomon, 52, joins the company from Edwards Lifesciences, where he worked for nine years, most recently as Corporate Vice President for Edwards’ Critical Care and Vascular businesses.Solomon will be responsible for all of Hill-Rom’s global commercial, research and development, quality assurance and regulatory affairs, and supply chain operations.“We are delighted to have someone of Carlyn’s proven ability joining Hill-Rom,” said John Greisch, Hill-Rom’s President and CEO.  “Carlyn’s expertise in growing businesses and improving operations makes him the ideal COO for us, and will enable me to devote much more of my attention to our growth strategy.  I am very pleased to welcome Carlyn to the Hill-Rom team.”Before joining Edwards, Solomon spent 18 years at Baxter International, where he held various positions including Interim President of Baxter’s Bio Science division and VP of Global Operations for the same division.Hill-Rom is a global medical technology company headquartered in Batesville with more than 7,000 associates in over 100 countries.last_img read more

Semenya must take hormone-suppressing drugs to compete – Swiss court

first_img World Athletics banned Semenya and other DSD athletes from races between 400m and a mile unless they take testosterone-reducing drugs. Semenya is classified as a woman, was raised as a woman and races as a woman. But for World Athletics, women like Semenya, with certain masculine attributes due to DSD, are classified, biologically, as men. It is a position hotly contested by South African officials. In the build-up to the 2009 world championships in Berlin, where an 18-year-old Semenya went on to win gold in the 800m, the South African had to undergo gender verification testing to confirm her eligibility to compete in the women’s category. She was subsequently put on medication to reduce her testosterone levels, spending six months sidelined by World Athletics. Semenya, born with the “46 XY” chromosome rather than the XX chromosome most females have, described the experience as like that of being treated like a “human guinea pig” and vowed never to again allow World Athletics (then known as the IAAF) to enforce medication upon her in order to compete. South Africa’s double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya cannot compete until she accepts to be treated with hormone-suppressing drugs, the Swiss supreme court confirmed on Tuesday. The court dismissed the appeals submitted by Semenya and her athletics federation against the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on eligibility regulations for differences of sexual development (DSD) athletes. “The Court of Arbitration for Sport had the right to uphold the conditions of participation issued for female athletes with the genetic variant ‘46 XY DSD’ in order to guarantee fair competition for certain running disciplines in female athletics,” the Swiss court said. – No one shall ‘drug me’ – And after Tuesday’s ruling in Switzerland, Semenya again refused to comply, even though it might mean missing out on the Tokyo Olympics, postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. “I am very disappointed by this ruling, but refuse to let World Athletics drug me or stop me from being who I am,” she said. “Excluding female athletes or endangering our health solely because of our natural abilities puts World Athletics on the wrong side of history. “I will continue to fight for the human rights of female athletes, both on the track and off the track, until we can all run free the way we were born. I know what is right and will do all I can to protect basic human rights, for young girls everywhere.” Dorothee Schramm, the lawyer who led Semenya’s appeal, said the decision was a “call to action – as a society, we cannot allow a sports federation to override the most fundamental of human rights”. But World Athletics welcomed the Swiss court’s decision, hailing it “a legitimate and proportionate means of protecting the right of all female athletes to participate in our sport on fair and meaningful terms”. “For the last five years World Athletics (formerly IAAF) has fought for and defended equal rights and opportunities for all women and girls in our sport today and in the future,” the body headed by Sebastian Coe said. “We are committed to the full participation of women in the sport of athletics, be that as elite female athletes in fair and meaningful competition, as young girls developing life and sport skills, or as administrators or officials.” Loading… center_img Read Also: Messi assures Koeman of his commitment after first training World Athletics added the DSD regulations, as recognised by the Swiss court, “are not about challenging an individual’s gender identity, but rather about protecting fair competition for all female athletes”. “World Athletics remains committed to applying the regulations carefully and sensitively to ensure that 46XY DSD athletes who wish to compete in the female category are able to do so safely and fairly.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth12 Countries With The Most Impressive Technological InnovationsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artlast_img read more

Deery Series title to be decided at Liberty 100

first_imgWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (Sept. 20) – Tyler Bruening and Jeff Aikey will decide one of the closest point races in the Deery Brothers Summer Series’ 30-year history during the Ideal Ready Mix Lib­erty 100 weekend at West Liberty Raceway.Bruening seeks his career first IMCA Late Model tour title and leads Aikey by a single point head­ing into the Saturday, Sept. 24 50-lap, $2,500 to win finale.Aikey already owns seven Deery championships and knows all about tour nailbiters: He was one point better than Rob Toland in 2006, in another series title chase that wasn’t decided until the final event.“I’m looking forward to it. We’re good friends with Tyler. I’m going to West Liberty to win it and I know he is, too,” said Aikey, also the Deery king in 1987, 1988, 1996, 1999, 2009 and 2012. “He’ll be on his game and we’ll be on ours. I’m sure it will come down to a car or two.”“I’m excited about the chance to win an eighth title and my whole team is pumped up. We were excited about winning a fourth straight Super Nationals at Boone. We’ve been to­gether since 1995 and I think I have one of the best teams in Iowa,” he continued. “When I’m in the car, I give it 150 percent. When they’re in the shop, they give 200 percent. Our maintenance is bar none the best.”Bruening has been a series regular since 2009. He’s got a win and three second-place showings through the first 15 Deery events this year.“It’s fun that it’s come down to this. I’m looking forward to getting back on the track,” Bruening said. “It’s bittersweet to see it come to an end. I wish we could keep racing.”Maintenance was also one of the factors he credited in his success.“It’s a lot of things. You’ve got to have a dedicated program in the shop. You’ve got to have some luck, too. We’ve been in good positions this year and we’ve been consistent,” said Bruening. “It helps having run the series and knowing what to expect from track to track.”Both drivers have a provisional to spare and are guaranteed starting spots in Saturday’s main event. Aikey has a 2-to-1 edge in features won already this season and thus brings the tie-break­ing advantage to town.A 20-lap, $1,000 to win Iron Man feature for drivers with perfect series attendance this season and former Deery champions is on the schedule along with qualifying races on Friday, Sept. 23, when racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students ages 13 to 18. Pit passes are $30.Another $2,500 to win non-points feature is on the docket for Deery drivers following Saturday’s main event. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Grandstand admission is $25 for adults and $20 for students. Pit passes are $35.Kids 12 and under get in free and Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts run both nights.Saturday’s Modified feature pays $1,000 to win and is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 676; 2. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 675; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 629; 4. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 627; 5. Scott Fitzpatrick, Cedar Falls, 613; 6. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 611; 7. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 583; 8. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 570; 9. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 546; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Mar­shalltown, 537; 11. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 441; 12. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 401; 13. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 398; 14. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 394; 15. Justin Kay, Wheatland, and Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, both 344; 17. Curt Schroeder, Newton, 342; 18. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 302; 19. Eric Pollard, Peosta, 296; 20. Dan Shelliam, Hazel Green, Wis., 242.last_img read more

EPL: Kane, Dele Alli seal Spurs comeback win

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs EPL: Spurs, Everton light up London Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Dele Alli scored in the second half as Jose Mourinho’s side came from behind to claim a 2-1 home victory over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Thursday. Kane followed up his own shot to equalise in the 53rd minute and cancel out Adam Webster’s first-half header and Alli put Spurs ahead in the 72nd, knocking in a pass from Serge Aurier to complete a move inspired by substitute Christian Eriksen. Spurs were reeling from a disheartening home 2-0 loss to Chelsea and a sleepy atmosphere gripped their stadium early in the game, which was briefly lifted when Kane put the ball in the net before a VAR review ruled the effort offside. Brighton, who had thrashed Spurs 3-0 in October in one of the final games under Mourinho’s predecessor Mauricio Pochettino, went ahead when defender Webster appeared unmarked to head in a Pascal Gross free kick in the 37th minute. Mourinho left club record signing Tanguy Ndombele out of the squad but brought on Giovani Lo Celso and Eriksen after Kane’s leveller and the move paid off as Eriksen foxed Brighton’s defence with a cross-field pass which Aurier flicked to Alli. The victory took Tottenham up to fifth in the standings on 29 points after 19 games and left Brighton in 13th on 20.Tags: Adam WebsterChristian EriksenHarry KaneSerge AurierTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more