Standard Chartered looks to win over investors with $1bn share buyback

first_imgSunday 21 April 2019 9:17 am More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Winters is also fending off an investor revolt over a revised method for calculating his £474,000 pension packet.Read more: Standard Chartered prepares for potential $1bn sanctions penaltyStandard Chartered has argued the sum amounts to just 20 per cent of the boss’s total pay. However, on the basis of last year’s rules, this would be roughly 40 per cent of Winters’s pay.Investor group Glass Lewis has called on shareholders to vote down the new method, arguing pension contributions should only be calculated according to base salary. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndo Share Read more: Standard Chartered settles Iran sanctions probe for $1.1bnThe payout comes just weeks after the bank was hit with a $1.1bn fine from the US and the UK over violations of sanctions against Iran.Dividends and share buybacks are subject to approval from the Prudential Regulation Authority, a process that can take up to 90 days. The bank could begin the scheme in July or August if it seeks approval after settling the fine this month.The move, first reported by the Sunday Times, could serve to shore up Standard Chartered’s share price, which has plunged more than 30 per cent since US banker Bill Winters took over as chief executive in 2015.Earlier this year Winters unveiled plans to further cut costs as the bank’s profits fell short of expectations. Standard Chartered has completed $3.2bn worth of cuts since 2015 and is targeting a further $700m reduction in costs as part of its new three-year strategy to boost growth. Standard Chartered is set to launch a $1bn (£770m) share buyback scheme in a bid to win back trust from embattled investors.Analysts have said the London-headquartered bank, which is focused on Asian markets, is preparing to buy back shares for the first time in a generation. James Warrington whatsapp whatsapp Standard Chartered looks to win over investors with $1bn share buyback Tags: Company Standard Charteredlast_img read more

Wildfires are still a concern in rainy Southeast

first_imgEconomy | Environment | Southeast | Syndicated | TimberWildfires are still a concern in rainy SoutheastJuly 9, 2015 by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News Share:A fire left its mark on this Tongass National Forest tree trunk, as seen in 2008. (Creative Commons photo by Xa’at)Much of Alaska has faced or is facing smoke and wildfires this summer. Southeast has too, though with far less impact.As of Wednesday, Tongass National Forest officials counted 16 fires, one more than the regional average for a whole year. And despite some rainfall, the threat continues.Assistant Forest Fire Management Officer Seth Ross says most are campfires that burned down into the forest’s flammable peat soil.“We have had a few lightning fires. This season was warm enough that we did generate some lightning. But traditionally, human-caused fires are our main sources of ignitions,” says Ross, who works out of the Hoonah Ranger District.That’s the case for two late-June fires north of the capital city.Ross says one covered about an acre near 30-mile Glacier Highway and has mostly been extinguished. A section is near a cliff and could be dangerous for firefighters, so it’s being monitored.The other, about a tenth of an acre, was on Bird Island, near Juneau’s mainland. Ross says it’s been extinguished.Fires in a rainforest are rarely above the surface.A fire pit burned into the ground is one of several signs of irresponsible forest use. (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service.)“It’ll start to burn underground a little ways in and even the rain often times will not put it out. They won’t necessarily grow very big very fast. But typically, they creep underground and they hang out for weeks on end and we have to go to some lengths to kind of dig in and get those put out,” he says.Firefighters most often pump water onto burning peat and roots. They may also dig into the ground and cut down affected trees.Ross says picnickers, campers, boaters and hikers need to make sure their campfires are out.“People are just enjoying our beautiful woods. And they have a fire and maybe they think the rain is going to put it out or they didn’t do quite as good a job. Or they didn’t realize how dry we are,” Ross says.Putting one’s hand over a doused fire can show whether it’s still live.Ross says the dry spring and summer, preceded by little snow, makes this a problem season.“We also had a pretty light winter. So all those things do line up to make it a little bit more of a summer with higher fire danger,” he says.Small fires have also hit Brown Mountain, northeast of Ketchikan, and Kupreanof Island, west of Petersburg.The Forest Service also put limits on logging in May on Wrangell and Prince of Wales islands to reduce fire danger.As of Wednesday, the agency listed a high fire danger in northern Southeast and a very high fire danger in the south.More rain is predicted this week, but it may not be enough to change that status.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Green light for CMA CGM $380m investment in Ceva Logistics

first_img Shipping line CMA CGM has confirmed its 24.99% stake in 3PL Ceva Logistics after receiving all the necessary regulatory approvals.The container line made the private placement investment in May as Ceva launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the Six Swiss Exchange.At an IPO price of Sfr27.50 (US$27.70)per share, CMA CGM’s investment amounts to Sfr379m ($381.65m).Chief executive of Ceva Xavier Urbain said it was “good news” that approval had been obtained, adding that he was excited by the partnership.As part of the deal, CMA CGM has agreed not to increase its shareholding in the 3PL for at least six months, post-IPO and has nominated two directors to join the Ceva Logistics board.It is believed the companies will explore “arms-length” cooperation, focusing on integrated end-to-end solutions, although Ceva said it would continue to work with other carriers.Prior to the investment, CMA CGM chief executive Rodolphe Saade said: “[The] two companies will also explore possible cooperations… allowing us to propose an ever more differentiated and qualitative offering while integrating services beyond maritime transport.”News of the CMA CGM investment comes amid a major refinancing push by debt-ridden Ceva, which is looking to buy back “any and all” of subsidiary Ceva Group’s $438m in senior secured notes.The tender offer for the secured notes is expected to be financed by a loan, which Ceva believes will lead to lower interest rates, lengthened maturities and improved liquidity.Its latest financials, showed growth in both volumes (up 8.5%) and revenue (up 13.5%) in its ocean division, while air and contract logistics also saw double-digit revenue growth. By Alexander Whiteman 11/07/2018 © Sheila Fitzgeraldlast_img read more

Majority of Senate Republicans support motion saying Trump impeachment trial is unconstitutional

first_imgJapan to ease COVID restrictions as country prepares for 2020 Olympics June 17, 2021 Mosquitoes swarming Collier County, crews trap 25,000 in two nights June 17, 2021 Only five of 50 Republican senators voted in favor of tabling the motion. They were Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.Democrats feel they have precedent on their side. While no former president has been tried after leaving office, Secretary of War William Belknap was tried in the Senate in 1876 after he had already resigned. Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTrump’s “former president” status has led several Republicans to argue that he can’t be subjected to an impeachment trial, pointing out that the Constitution says “judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.”Paul had the support of his fellow republicans on his motion for the most part. 45 Senators agreed that this sham of a ‘trial’ is unconstitutional. That is more than will be needed to acquit and to eventually end this partisan impeachment process. This ‘trial’ is dead on arrival in the Senate,” he tweeted after the vote. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Cape Coral canal levels remain low even after recent rains June 17, 2021 Driver slams parked cars into Lehigh Acres home June 17, 2021 NBC NEWS— Republicans in the Senate voted on a measure declaring the impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump to be unconstitutional because Trump is no longer in office.The motion was filed by Senator Rand Paul. It was defeated by a vote of 55-45, which shows that Democrats have the numbers needed for a conviction. As reported by NBC News, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted for the motion. McConnell, when he was still majority leader, delayed the Democrats efforts to have a trial while Trump was still in office. Advertisementlast_img read more

Kim Young Hwan to Receive Order of Civil Merit

first_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHARE News News Facebook Twitter AvatarMok Yong Jae There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Mok Yong Jae – 2012.12.04 5:42pm center_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It has been confirmed that NKnet researcher Kim Young Hwan is to receive the Order of Civil Merit, 5th Class from the South Korean government for his services to North Korean human rights. Kim is to be recognized for publicizing the North Korean Human rights issue at home and abroad, promoting North Korean human rights investigation activities, giving support to North Korean defectors, building civil society in North Korea and contributing to the formation of public opinion on North Korean human rights.Kim was arrested earlier this year in the process of conducting his human rights activities in China, and detained for 114 days by the Chinese Ministry of State Security. He alleges that he was tortured and beaten during the early days of his detention.This is the fourth consecutive year that a North Korean human rights activist has received a human rights award. Kim follows in the footsteps of Han Ki Hong, the president of NKnet, Benjamin Yoon of Citizen’s Alliance for North Korean Human Rights and Ha Tae Kyung, the former president of Open Radio for North Korea.Kim told Daily NK today, “I am receiving this award alongside every North Korean human rights activist in this land.”He continued, “The most unbearably painful thing about working as a North Korean human rights activist is watching those people working inside North Korea for human rights and democracy getting punished and killed.” Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Kim Young Hwan to Receive Order of Civil Merit News last_img read more

Kim Jong Un’s train leaves Samjiyon after three-day visit

first_img AvatarHa Yoon AhHa Yoon Ah is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about her articles to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s train passed through Hyesan Station and away from Samjiyon at daybreak on Wednesday, Daily NK sources reported on Thursday. Daily NK previously reported [in Korean] that Kim’s train had passed through Hyesan Station towards Samjiyon at daybreak this past Sunday. Given these reports, it appears that Kim stayed in the region for at least three days.“A special train carrying our Highest Dignity [Kim Jong Un] passed through Hyesan Station at about 4 AM on Wednesday,” a source in Ryanggang Province told Daily NK on Thursday. “Kim had events planned from Sunday to Thursday, including a train tour and visits to construction sites in the Samjiyon area. It appears he left early, because the special train passed through Hyesan Station at daybreak Wednesday morning.” Daily NK’s own investigation found Hyesan locals who claimed they had spotted Kim’s train passing through Hyesan Station at about 4:10 AM. Daily NK sources said that Ryanggang Province party committee members and the local train station office organized train track operators into shifts to handle Kim’s train. The train track operators were put on rotating night shifts from Saturday to Wednesday until 7 AM before they were returned to their regular posts. The operators reportedly had to bring their own rice, blankets and other supplies, and ate and slept on-site. KIM JONG UN’S TRAIN VISIT SPARKS CRISISRumors in the area suggest that Kim Jon Un’s visit by train sparked a crisis among government officials in Ryanggang Province, which borders China, from Saturday evening to Wednesday morning.“The border patrol was in a state of total crisis,” according to another source from Ryanggang Province. “They had to work throughout the night. Not even officers could go home, but had to wait. That’s how strained the atmosphere was – not even an ant would have been able to walk around freely.”The source added that local police and security officers were equally on high alert. Hyesan denizens located on the main thoroughfare to Samjiyon also faced tighter restrictions on movement. In fact, they had noticed an unusual atmosphere and wondered what had been happening in the past few days. North Korea’s border patrol reportedly tightened restrictions over the border more than usual to the extent that even smugglers were not able to conduct their activities.What this suggests is that while Hyesan residents were unaware of the specific reasons and context behind the uptick in security, they were able to see that the regime had tightened security in the area. “Hyesan denizens found out through news reports that the Great Leader went to Samjiyon and Mt. Paektu,” the source told Daily NK.“For Hyesan residents, a visit from the Great Leader is a disturbance because there is a great fuss every time he comes,” the source explained. “People complain that life is hard enough and ask why he keeps coming and causing such disruptions in their lives. They complain that his visits never lead to any benefits for them.” The source added that there was also grumbling about the fact that Kim did not even take a commemorative photograph with construction workers mobilized to work on projects in Samjiyon.KIM ASCENDS MOUNT PAEKTU ON A WHITE HORSEAnother source near Samjiyon mentioned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s “military march on horseback,” saying, “Chairman Kim ascends Mt. Paektu at key moments, so I guess this particular trip was because he needed to make some weighty decisions.” “This particular trip is unique because he ascended Mt. Paektu on a white horse. It’s likely that this ascent to Mt. Paektu on a white horse will have a much greater impact on North Koreans than any mass rally,” the source continued. “It seems like he is attempting to make North Koreans believe that he has reached the same stature as his grandfather [Kim Il Sung].”“Now the government will spread propaganda about his ascent of the mountain on a white horse through the media, literature and documentary films,” the source added.  In fact, the first page of Rodong Sinmun on Thursday was filled with articles on Kim’s visit to Mt. Paektu. Carrying on from the previous day, the paper emphasized the great meaning of the event. “His horseback march in Mt. Paektu is a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution,” one article trumpeted. Rodong Sinmun also reported on the reactions of North Koreans to the news of Kim’s Mt. Paektu ascent. People across North Korea’s party, military and business spheres reportedly reacted with feverish excitement to the news. *Translated by Violet KimPlease direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] TAGSpropagandaSamjiyon SHARE News center_img Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% Facebook Twitter News last_img read more

Residents Honour Pastor in Manchester

first_imgResidents Honour Pastor in Manchester UncategorizedDecember 23, 2008 RelatedResidents Honour Pastor in Manchester RelatedResidents Honour Pastor in Manchester FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Residents of Swaby’s Hope, in Manchester, turned out at the New Testament Church, yesterday (December 21), to show appreciation to Pastor of the church, Ernie Nelson and his wife, Kereann, for their work in the area.At the function, Community Volunteer, Martin Tomlinson, who was recently honoured for his work by the Manchester Social Development Commission (SDC), noted that Mr. Nelson has made a difference to people, by reaching out to residents in the community, who are not members of his church.“I have lived here all of my 31 years and since Pastor Nelson came here a year ago, I have visited this church more than I have ever done. I wanted a pastor in the community who would work with everybody, whether they are church members or not. God has given us this pastor. Great community development is going to take place here, because Pastor Nelson genuinely believes in people, and we will continue to work with him to make the community a better one,” Mr. Tomlinson said.In his reply, Pastor Nelson said the love that the community and the church had shown him, was a reflection of the kind of people who reside in the community. He said kind acts reflect kind, caring and forward thinking people.He told JIS News, that basic motivation is crucial to steering young people away from negativity. “There is an urgent need that I respond to this. The response from the community has been very good, they have shown tangible demonstrations of change, and it only goes to show that if more people would show that kind of confidence in our men, and our young people, we could see a greater transformation in our community, and to a greater extent, our society,” he argued.Pastor Nelson said he has given support and has participated in the sports programme in the area, as it is one powerful medium through which to communicate positive change in the community.“These people have great vision, and they need support. They have shown creativity in organising sports competitions, and people from outside the community have participated. The Social Development Commission recently hosted its Parish Cricket Finals in the community, and clearly a transformation is taking place here,” he pointed out.“As a church, we have provided support, such as in the summer when we hosted a one-week day camp for 20 young girls in the area. We brought in resource persons, and tried to help them with self esteem issues, to help them define themselves, and show how they can move forward in life,” Pastor Nelson added.center_img Advertisements RelatedResidents Honour Pastor in Manchesterlast_img read more

NTP Appeals for Five Months of Forgiveness and Peace

first_imgRelatedNTP Appeals for Five Months of Forgiveness and Peace Advertisements RelatedNTP Appeals for Five Months of Forgiveness and Peace FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Transformation Programme (NTP) has appealed to Jamaicans to observe a period of peace and forgiveness for the next five months, in order to create a more harmonious, productive and prosperous nation.The appeal was made by Director of Communications, Research and Evaluation at the NTP, Michael Aiken, during his presentation at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank session on Wednesday (September 2) at the Agency’s head office, Half-Way-Tree Road, Kingston.“As human beings, sometimes we have issues that prohibit us from properly relating to each other. We have circumstances that sometimes hurt us, but we all know that the way forward out of any complex, disturbing hurtful situation, is to seek peace and to forgive those who have hurt you, to get on with life and to look past the past,” he saidMr. Aiken encouraged Jamaicans to seek peace in every hurtful situation, and to ask for forgiveness where conflict might exist.“Put your past aside, look to the future, forgive someone in your life, begin to relate to each other in a more positive manner, in a manner that brings out in you that kind of performance gene, that character that will propel you and bring you the personal transformation prosperity that all of us need,” he added.Mr. Aiken said the NTP wants to see one class of citizen, committed to maintaining peace, producing some goods, or service for the national economy and making their community inhospitable to crime.He said that the excellent performance of Jamaica’s athletes at the recently held 12th IAAF World championships in Berlin Germany, has inspired Jamaicans to perform. He said that Usain Bolt has demonstrated that there is a Jamaican gene that can be captured and expressed in a manner that shows us to the world.“Every one of us has a performance gene that we can find, that Jamaican gene, that resilience, to help us to get past the bad circumstances in our lives,” he said.The NTP branded Fresh Start is a non-partisan, moral, value based programme that seeks to mobilise, implement and energise a process of positive change and renewal for the Jamaican people.center_img RelatedNTP Appeals for Five Months of Forgiveness and Peace NTP Appeals for Five Months of Forgiveness and Peace Office of the Prime MinisterSeptember 3, 2009last_img read more

Sod turns on hydrogen training in Warrnambool

first_imgSod turns on hydrogen training in Warrnambool The first sod has officially turned on Hycel’s Hydrogen Training Testbed, with Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin today joining Federal Education Minister and Wannon MP, the Hon Dan Tehan at the Warrnambool Campus to mark the significant milestone.Deakin’s Hycel is a ground-breaking hydrogen research, testing and training initiative in south-west Victoria and the new Training Testbed will see South West TAFE and industry partners start to prepare a workforce ready to embrace Australia’s hydrogen economy. Plumbers, engineers and technicians, regulatory bodies and first responder agencies will soon begin training in hydrogen at Hycel.Professor Martin said Hycel’s industry-led approach focuses on developing hydrogen technologies and training that support Australia’s burgeoning hydrogen industry.“The new Hydrogen Training Testbed at Deakin’s Warrnambool campus will enable hydrogen research with exciting real-world applications. Our Warrnambool Campus continues to strengthen its reputation as a hub of innovation and expertise in science and new technology, and Hycel is leading the way,” Professor Martin said.Minister Tehan said work at the Hydrogen Training Testbed would involve research collaboration between Government, higher education and industry partners, including the City of Warrnambool and Australian Pipelines and Gas Association and Energy Networks Association.“This exciting new project at Deakin’s Warrnambool Campus is part of our Government’s plan to invest in ideas and innovation in areas of national interest to help power Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19,” Minister Tehan said.In an Australian-first, Hycel is developing a calendar of training events next year, which will demonstrate safe, expert and nationally consistent approaches to skills building for the emerging hydrogen sector.The establishment of Hycel is backed by $2 million in Federal Government funding, which was announced by Minister Tehan in December 2019. Fully funded, the Hycel Technology Hub would become a regional hub of hydrogen expertise, where hydrogen technologies are tested, manufactured, and demonstrated at scale, and technicians are trained for the hydrogen jobs of the future.Media contacts:Ailiche Goddard-CleggCommunication and Engagement CoordinatorHycel Technology HubE: [email protected] /University Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, building, communication, covid-19, Deakin University, education, federal government, Government, hydrogen economy, innovation, Minister, Professor, TAFE, technology, university, Victoria, Warrnamboollast_img read more

NZ can’t wait any longer for a trans-Tasman bubble

first_imgNZ can’t wait any longer for a trans-Tasman bubble The New Zealand National PartyNational is calling on the Government to open the trans-Tasman bubble with Australia to give our desperate tourism sector a much-needed boost and reunite Kiwis with family and friends across the ditch. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Family, Government, New Zealand, New Zealand National Party, NZ, nzpol, tourismlast_img read more