GE board impose new ties on Immelt’s share options

first_imgTuesday 19 April 2011 10:59 am More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale Tags: NULL GE board impose new ties on Immelt’s share options alison.lock whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe General Electric has imposed new conditions on a large options award granted to chief executive Jeff Immelt after shareholders expressed concerns that the terms needed to be more stringent.The largest US conglomerate said the vesting of 2m stock options – which it said were worth $7.4m (£4.5m) and came in a year that Immelt also received his first cash bonus since before the financial crisis – will be tied to cash flow and stock performance targets.“Some shareholders have expressed the view that additional performance conditions should be applied to Mr. Immelt’s 2010 stock option award,” the Connecticut-based company said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.Earlier this month, ISS Proxy Advisory Services had charged “there is a misalignment between long-term company performance and CEO pay” at GE, citing the options grant as the main cause of that misalignment.The company said half the options awarded to Immelt would vest only if its generates at least $55bn in cash flow across its industrial businesses – a term GE uses to refer to everything outside its GE Capital finance arm – over the four years ended December 31, 2014. That $55bn target would exclude unusual events.The other half will vest only if GE’s total shareholder return meets or exceeds the widely watched Standard & Poor’s 500 index over that time period.GE shares have lagged the S&P 500 over the past year, gaining 5.3 per cent while the index has risen 9.5 per cent. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Automatic Systems Ltd ( Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Is Boohoo among the best shares I could buy now?

first_imgThe folly of fashionIn the current economic climate, I find it hard to believe the demand for fast fashion will continue. If people are going out much less, then surely the need for the latest clothing should drop. But I could easily be wrong. In a switched-on world, young people increasingly want to look their best in every social media shot, and that includes a regular rotation of fashionable outfits. But will consumers be able to afford it?Source: Boohoo Group/CoastThe Boohoo share price is only down 11% year-to-date, considering all that’s happened, that doesn’t seem too bad. The AIM traded firm has a P/E of 48, which makes it look expensive. It doesn’t offer a dividend, and earnings per share are 5p.Throughout the year, the Boohoo share price has behaved erratically, which has been par for the course for many UK stocks. From a high of £4.15 in July, it’s now 36% lower at £2.62. But when taking a long-term view of investing, the intermittent fluctuations shouldn’t be of too much concern. What matters is if it can go the distance. Boohoo has been a darling of the AIM index for the past few years, but I’m not so confident of its future.There’s also the question of ethics and sustainability. The pressure is on all businesses to make a difference, but fast fashion is one of the worst for damaging the planet. To survive, they’re going to have to adapt and make some sweeping changes. I’m not sure Boohoo is up to the task, and for all those reasons, I’m avoiding the stock. And as for the best shares to buy now, I prefer sustainable investments. Enter Your Email Address Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Is Boohoo among the best shares I could buy now? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Fast fashion favourite Boohoo (LSE:BOO) is recovering from a recent scandal, its share price is still in flux and big names appear to be distancing themselves. Does this spell trouble ahead? Or is it simply going through price cyclicality that matches the turbulence facing the economy? There are many downtrodden stocks in the UK financial markets. So I wonder, is this stock a contender for the best shares to buy now?Best buy or wishful thinking?In case you missed it, the scandal hit early in the summer and involved factories and warehouses in Leicester that Boohoo used in its supply chain. The factories in question were reported to have poor health and safety records, and were caught paying some staff less than the minimum wage. Boohoo appointed a top lawyer to look into the allegations and distanced itself from the factories.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But just this week the company announced its auditor PwC is resigning, which turns out to be due to concerns for its reputation. It then transpired that the other four top tier UK audit firms (Deloitte, Grant Thornton, KPMG and BDO) weren’t interested in taking up the position either. Boohoo’s share price collapsed an unexpected 20% on the news. In the aftermath, its directors have been buying up shares, helping the price to recover, while simultaneously boosting their stakes. So, with a recent price crash and the scandal now yesterday’s news, could Boohoo actually be considered among the best shares to buy now? Or is that wishful thinking? Kirsteen Mackay | Friday, 23rd October, 2020 | More on: BOO Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

Garfield Weston Foundation announces £25m arts fund

first_img  849 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Garfield Weston Foundation has announced a £25m one-off fund to support museums, performing and visual arts organisations across the UK.The Weston Culture Fund will open on Monday 5 October and remain open to applications until the 9 November.It is open to performing and visual arts organisations, arts centres, accredited museums and galleries (excluding those who are local authority maintained) with a minimum annual income of £500,000 in a typical year. Grants will range from a minimum of £100,000 up to a maximum of £2 million based on the size of the organisation.The Garfield Weston Foundation has launched the fund in addition to providing its usual funding for charities from many different sectors to continue to support cultural organisations that have been badly affected by the pandemic and need help to get back on their feet.The Garfield Weston Foundation’s Director, Philippa Charles, said:“The UK’s performing and visual arts are among the best in the world but they have been hit hard by the pandemic. It became very clear to our Trustees that while we have seen some incredibly creative responses to Covid-19 many cultural organisations need support to restart their important work and bring audiences back. Arts organisations are desperate to re-open and get back to what they do best and we hope that this new Fund will help them do exactly that.Yet we also recognise that not everyone will be eligible for the Weston Culture Fund and we would urge those organisations to continue to apply for the Foundation’s regular grants. We are very much open and will continue to support charities as we have for over 60 years.”During the pandemic the Foundation has given away over £30 million in extra funding to support charities affected by Covid-19. Advertisement Garfield Weston Foundation announces £25m arts fund AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 21 September 2020 | News  848 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: arts Fundinglast_img read more

The Journalist and activist Omar Al-As’ad kidnapped on the street

first_img July 3, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The Journalist and activist Omar Al-As’ad kidnapped on the street RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this informationcenter_img News Journalist and activist Omar Al-As’ad was kidnapped on the street as he attended a demonstrator’s funeral in Al-Qaddam, a southwestern suburb of the capital. Born in 1987, he is studying journalism at Damascus University and has been working for several publications including the dailies As-Safir and Al-Hayat and the satellite TV station Al-Jazeera since the start of the protests. He was released on 16 July. last_img read more

How China pursues its Internet control obsession

first_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures The authorities continue to reinforce their control of the Internet in China, which held its 10th annual China Internet Conference on 23 August in Beijing.Use of the Internet has grown enormously in recent years. China now has half a billion Internet users. Facebook and Twitter are censored but Sina Weibo, the Chinese microblogging website, has more than 200 million users. The public’s enthusiasm for the Internet and the government’s fear of online protests has resulted in constant improvements in online censorship. Weibo, for example, now employs 100 people around the clock just to monitor the content being posted online, according to the magazine Forbes.Here is an overview of the latest Chinese “innovations” in Internet censorship and control.Cyber-attacksIn a report published earlier this month, McAfee’s Internet security experts said they believed a major state-sponsored hacking campaign had been under way since 2006. China was suspected. “Everything points to China,” security expert Jim Lewis said. There was evidence in support of the claim in a 17 July report on China’s state-owned TV station CCTV-7 showing someone carrying out a DDoS-type attack on a site operated by the Falun Gong movement, which is banned in China. The report was subsequently removed from the station’s website.The Chinese authorities also reportedly orchestrated a wave of cyber-attacks on Tibetan websites in mid-August after a young Tibetan monk, Tsewang Norbu, set fire to himself. The authorities had already tightened censorship after another young monk, Phuntsog, set fire to himself in Kirti in March. According to Free Tibet, the phone lines in the region were temporarily cut and Internet cafés were closed.Economic censorship of Internet cafésThe authorities have also forced public WiFi access providers to install extremely expensive user tracking software. As a result, they are both reinforcing their control of Internet traffic and imposing an form of economic censorship, as small businesses have to stop offering WiFi if they cannot afford the software.Healthy InternetThe official news agency Xinhua reported on 8 August that the government wanted to tighten Internet access rules in order to guarantee “a healthy Internet” for future generations. In its Plan for the Development of Chinese Children covering the period until 2020, the government talks of an additional software programme for children that will “filter dangerous content.” The plan also envisages banning minors from Internet cafés.During a visit to the headquarters of Sina Corp on 22 August, Beijing party secretary Liu Qi called on Internet entrepreneurs to reinforce control of content circulating online. In a clearly-worded directive the same week, the Beijing Internet Media Association said: “Online news should be trustworthy and should not spread rumours or vulgar content.” The microblogging website Weibo was quick to comply, closing the accounts of some users for a month for allegedly spreading “false rumours.”Censorship circumventionChinese Internet users are familiarizing themselves with the use of censorship circumvention resources, a development that both the authorities and some private-sector companies intend to check. The business site decided on 23 August to stop selling Virtual Private Networks and proxies without being told to do so by the authorities. Reporters Without Borders is disturbed to see the private sector anticipating government orders on Internet user control.Arrests and repressionArrests and convictions of netizens are meanwhile continuing. Wang Lihong (王荔蕻) appeared in court on 12 August for trying to organize a demonstration. The verdict will be announced in September. She is facing a possible five-year sentence.It turns out that Hu Di (胡荻), a netizen who went missing in March, was in fact put in a psychiatric hospital although he has no mental illness. He is now in poor physical health but his morale is high, according to another cyber-dissident, Zheng Tao (郑涛), who was able to visit him. Zheng has himself been detained since 21 August as a result of the visit. Ding Mao (丁矛) and Chen Wei (陈卫), two netizens who were arrested on 19 and 20 February, are still detained. There were taken before a prosecutor for the second time in mid-August. The authorities must now decide whether to try or release them.The cyber-dissident Liu Gengsong (吕耿松) was meanwhile released on 23 August on completing a four-year jail sentence.Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to release all imprisoned netizens without delay and to drop all the charges against them. China is on the Reporters Without Borders list of Enemies of the Internet and is ranked 171st out of 178 countries in its press freedom index.center_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts News Follow the news on China Help by sharing this information August 31, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 How China pursues its Internet control obsession News News March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Donegal Mayor to stay at home for St Patrick’s day

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal Mayor to stay at home for St Patrick’s day By News Highland – October 14, 2010 Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny center_img Newsx Adverts Previous articleCourt blocks builder from cutting sewerage services to nursing homeNext articleCouncill will in future issue 2nd home tax reminders News Highland Twitter Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today The Donegal Mayor has confirmed that she will not be travelling to the US for St Patrick’s Day next year and will instead invite dignitaries to visit Donegal.Councillor Cora Harvey made the announcement in the same week as a Donegal County Council meeting was adjourned when a row broke out over a trip by the Mayor to Boston.But Councillor Harvey says the two issues are not related and chose the state she was staying home for St Patrick’s Day to quell growing speculation.She says the decision is in line with Sinn Fein policy:[podcast][/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

“Compensate Victims Of Wrongful Prosecution”: Plea Before Supreme Court Seeks Directions To The Centre

first_imgTop Stories”Compensate Victims Of Wrongful Prosecution”: Plea Before Supreme Court Seeks Directions To The Centre Srishti Ojha11 March 2021 4:14 AMShare This – xA plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking directions to Centre to frame Guidelines for compensation to victims of Wrongful Prosecution and implement the recommendations of Law Commission Report No-277 on Miscarriage of Justice. The plea filed by advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has sought directions to the States to implement Centre’s Guideline for Compensation…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 plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking directions to Centre to frame Guidelines for compensation to victims of Wrongful Prosecution and implement the recommendations of Law Commission Report No-277 on Miscarriage of Justice. The plea filed by advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has sought directions to the States to implement Centre’s Guideline for Compensation to Victims of Wrongful Prosecution and give compensation to innocent people in spirit of the recommendations of Law Commission Report on Miscarriage of Justice. It has further urged the Court to use its plenary constitutional power to frame the guidelines for compensation to victims of wrongful prosecutions and direct the Centre and States to implement them till the recommendations of the Law Commission Report-277 on Miscarriage of Justice are implemented religiously.According to the petitioner, the cause of action of the present petition accrued on 28th Jan 2021 when the Division Bench of Allahabad High Court declared one, Mr. Vishnu Tiwari who was arrested in 2000 after being booked for rape and atrocities under SC/ST Act, as innocent and observed that the motive of the FIR was land dispute, after he had been in jail for 20 years.The petition has stated that the absence of effective statutory or legal scheme for providing mandatory compensatory scheme to victims of wrongful malicious prosecutions and incarceration of innocents, infringes fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 14 and 21 of the constitution.”False cases led to suicides of innocents who are victims of police and prosecutorial misconduct, who lose hope and lives of their families destroyed after years of delayed trials due to the non-effective machinery which only gets aggravated by denial or reluctance of taking penal actions in a routine manner by the Courts against misconduct of investigating officers and vexatious complainants, mostly under the guile of absence of malice and defence of mistake done in good faith which leads to miscarriage of justice.” the plea reads.The plea has further cited the Blackstone’s principle which stated that “better that ten guilty person’s escape, than one innocent suffer”. It has further cited Supreme Court’s order in the case of Maulad Ahmed v. State of Uttar Pradesh, where it had observed that ” If a police officer manipulates the record such as police diary etc., it will be the end of honest investigation; and, such offences shall receive deterrent punishment which is under Section 218 IPC”According to the petitioner, the existing legal remedies are complex, arbitrary, episodic and indeterminate and hence, in absence of any effective statutory and legal mechanisms, there is a dire need to address the miscarriage of justice by a set of specific guidelines for compensation to victims of wrongful prosecutions due to police and prosecutorial conduct.The State is responsible for the tortuous acts of its employees and must repair the damage done to citizens by its officers, by adequate monetary and non monetary compensation. “Defense of sovereign immunity isn’t available against constitutional remedy. Hence, the above principles are needed to be taken into account routinely for granting compensation by all the Courts as a practice which is rarely done in the guise of absence of malice by good faith leading to rampant miscarriage of justice.” -the plea statesThe plea has stated that the Centre cannot shy away from its obligation to safeguard and protect the right to life, liberty and dignity to every citizen. Therefore , it is for the Centre to evolve suitable statutory and legal mechanism to address and safeguard citizen rights guaranteed under Article 21 against wrongful prosecutions and incarceration of innocents by addressing the miscarriage of justice by suitable amendments in the IPC and CrPC on utmost priority.Further, according to the petitioner, till the amendments are done, it is the need of hour to have a specific guidelines and for the State and its agencies to prevent such police and prosecutorial misconduct which is rampantly destroying lives of innocents who are falsely implicated and then acquitted after years of turmoil in the guise of “prosecution could not prove beyond doubt” and never served justice due to disdainful approach of State which is a factor for pendency of over 40 million cases.The plea has cited Delhi High Court’s observation in the case of Babloo Chauhan v. State Government of NCT of Delhi, where while dealing with an appeal on the issues of fine and awarding of default sentences without reasoning and suspension of sentence during pendency of the appeal, the Court had expressed its concerns about wrongful implication of innocent persons who are acquitted after long years of incarceration, and the lack of a legislative framework to provide relief to those who are wrongfully prosecutedNext Storylast_img read more

Ohio boy makes big donation to St. Jude after winning $15,000 at county fair

first_imgWestern Reserve Schools(NEW YORK) — An Ohio school district celebrated one of its students in a social media post on Monday after he made a generous donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Diesel Pippert, a seventh grader at Western Reserve Local Schools, donated $15,000 — the entirety of his livestock premiums from the Huron County Fair animal sale — to the children’s hospital in an effort to help fight cancer, the district said.Western Reserve Schools shared an image of Diesel at the county’s 2019 Livestock Show on Monday, calling him a hero who “should be an example to us all.”“A young man lives amongst us who should be an example to us all. WR 7th grader Diesel Pippert donated all of his livestock premiums to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital today at the Huron County Fair large animal sale,” the district wrote in the post. “His donation of $15,000 will help to find cures for young children and save lives. Diesel, you are a hero!”District officials weren’t the only ones celebrating young Diesel. The school district’s Facebook followers also fell in love with the story as the post accumulated thousands of likes and comments.“Thank you, Diesel! My daughter is receiving treatment at St Jude’s currently. I’m also a farm kid so I understand the hard work you put into the care of your animals,” one Facebook user commented.“AWESOME! What a selfless thing to do. A very generous donation that will help many sick kids. I read about you on a random act of kindness page and I hope the shares have others following your example,” another added.The school district’s post had racked up more than 4,000 reactions, shares and comments on Facebook as of Monday evening. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

In-house training reaps efficiency

first_imgIn-house training reaps efficiencyOn 7 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Employers who train their own staff perform consistently better than othertypes of provider, according to a report by the Training Standards Council. The survey of 492 companies shows that 46 per cent of the training gradesawarded to employers were good or outstanding, and only 11 per cent were lessthan satisfactory. These figures compare with averages of 34 per cent and 18 per cent,respectively, for other providers, including further education colleges, localauthorities and training consultancies. David Sherlock, chief inspector of the Adult Learning Inspectorate, whichreplaced the Train- ing Standards Council in April, said that there are severalreasons why employers are better at training. He said, “Employers have a long-term commitment to staff. They areoften ideally placed to do the work-based training and have the necessaryequipment.” But the research also highlights a decline in the quality of training in theUK workplace. More than half of the training organisations surveyed wereawarded at least one unsatisfactory grade at their first inspection in 2001 – a10 per cent rise on the previous year. Comments are closed. last_img read more