first_img whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Why the consumer is no longer king Tags: NULL WHY are so many people still in denial? The era of debt-fuelled spending, from the private and the public sector, is over. A crisis caused by excessive and underpriced debt cannot be resolved by borrowing even more. It is a simple proposition. Virtually all companies, many individuals and some governments now understand this – but many others just don’t get it. The British economy is smaller than it was three years ago, so the private and public sectors both have to tighten their belts. We can’t go on spending and consuming more than we are producing forever. Down that road lies national bankruptcy.In the two decades to 2007, borrowing by UK firms and households rose 11 per cent a year, more than twice the growth of the whole economy, according to Deloitte. At first, this made sense: credit can be a good thing when taken in sensible doses. Even respectable people in steady jobs once found it hard to get a mortgage, or a credit card, making it hard for them to spread spending over their lifetimes. Yet we went from a situation of too little leverage in the early 1980s to one of excessive debt by the early 2000s, and eventually to an orgy of demented leverage by 2006-07. Over the next few years, growth in overall bank credit will run at a fraction of the rates seen in the previous two decades – and a good thing too. There will be less demand for debt – but also less supply, with banks having to hold much greater and more liquid capital reserves. The price of borrowing – especially for unsecured loans such as credit cards or overdrafts – will be permanently higher and better reflect real risks. The challenge will be to maintain the recovery without large injections of credit. This is especially true of consumer and government borrowing. Corporate credit was a problem at the height of the bubble, when mega-private equity deals were being financed with oodles of debt. It is much less of an issue today. Firms have slashed their reliance on bank debt aggressively since the start of the downturn, relying instead on internally generated funds, equity raising and corporate bond markets. American companies have cut levels of bank debt by 22 per cent and UK companies by 18 per cent, according to Deloitte. Reduced growth in consumer credit will end the boom in retail sales and leisure spending of the past few years; total volumes will keep on growing but at a slower rate than GDP. In the long-term, this will be a good thing as it will help rebalance the economy: we need more savings and investment, and a greater emphasis on export-driven-private sector growth – and less private and public consumption as a share of GDP. In the short-term, however, it will be painful. Today’s figures from the British Retail Consortium – total retail sales rose just 1.1 per cent and like-for-like sales fell 0.4 per cent in February on a year ago – confirm that the great retail bonanza is over (though of course surging living and petrol costs and inflation are the other key drivers of the slowdown, having slashed real disposable income). The British consumer’s credit card is maxed out, as is the government’s. The UK’s only hope is that the private sector starts to invest again – the corporate capital stocks are in need of refreshing after the cutbacks of recent years – and is able to sell its wares abroad. Hoping for a domestic consumer-led recovery is pointless. Follow me on Twitter: @[email protected] center_img Share Show Comments ▼ Monday 7 March 2011 9:35 pmlast_img read more

first_img UK consumers remain sunk in gloom about both their personal finances and the economic outlook, a key barometer published today showed.The GfK NOP consumer confidence index fell in April, after holding steady in February and March, as fears over household finances and the affordability of major purchases increased. The fall, to -31 from -28 in March, takes the index below a crucial low of -30. This has been seen only in two previous financial crises, in mid-2008 and early 1990, GfK NOP managing director Nick Moon said.“This is a significant drop,” he said. “It suggests that the attempts to spur growth in last month’s Budget have failed to convince the public, and this may well be sorely felt on the already beleaguered high street.”Consumer spending accounts for about 65 per cent of GDP, so any damage to confidence could affect growth.“It certainly reinforces concerns about consumers being very cautious in their spending going forward,” said Howard Archer, chief UK economist at IHS Global Insight. The index stood at -16 last April and stayed around -20 in the second-half of 2010. In January it fell to -29 and has stuck just above -30 until now.Confidence in personal finances saw the greatest monthly drop in April as consumers’ views of household funds over the past year and in the future both slumped by four points.Consumers’ views of the economy over the past year fell two points, while expectations for the year ahead lost one point. FAST FACTS | CONSUMER MORALE Consumer confidence index at lowest level since mid-2008, when the UK was in recession.All five measures of confidence fell in April. Consumer spending accounts for 65 per cent of GDP, and damage to confidence could hit growth. whatsapp Wednesday 27 April 2011 8:21 pm Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ KCS-content center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastGundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleiCanAnswerThat.comThe New Volkswagen Atlas Is The Car Of Your Dreams.iCanAnswerThat.comSmartAnswers.netThis New Volkswagen SUV Is The Car Of Your Dreams.SmartAnswers.netLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory Share UK consumer morale dives again in April More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years whatsapplast_img read more

first_img4th January 2021 | By Conor Mulheir  “Hollywood Lawrenceburg and Ameristar East Chicago have been offering sports wagering in Indiana for well over a year,” Rafael Verde, senior vice president of regional operations at Penn National, said. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter All feature new entryways, sports viewing areas and dining spaces, with betting counters featuring large odds boards and several sports betting kiosks, as well as numerous televisions showcasing sports action from across the US and internationally. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Indiana Michigan Penn National opens Barstool sportsbooks in Indiana & Michigan Read the full story on iGB North America. Casino operator Penn National Gaming (PNG) has opened three Barstool-branded sportsbooks, at the Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg and Ameristar East Chicago Casino & Hotel in Indiana, and Greektown Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. Topics: Sports betting Land-based casino Retail sports betting Sportsbook “The new design showcases the spirit of the Barstool Sports brand, resulting in an outstanding sports wagering experience that we expect our customers will thoroughly enjoy.” Email Address John Drake, vice president and general manager at Greektown Casino, added: “We are thrilled to be opening our new Barstool Sportsbook. Sportsbook Tags: Penn National Gaming Barstool Sports “The passionate sports fans in the Tri State area and Chicagoland have been eagerly awaiting the opening of our new Barstool Sportsbooks, and we look forward to introducing both in the coming days.” Existing sportsbooks at Hollywood Lawrenceburg and Ameristar East Chicago were rebranded to “incorporate the spirit of the Barstool Sports brand”, while a new sportsbook was opened at Greektown Casino.last_img read more

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first_img February 1, 2021 Find out more December 11, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More worrying violations of freedom of information Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Help by sharing this information EgyptMiddle East – North Africa The latest journalist to be detained is Bishoy Armia, a Coptic Christian reporter who works for Al-Tarek TV, a Christian satellite TV network based in the United States. He was arrested in the village of Badraman, in the southern province of Minya, while filming Coptic Christian homes and buildings that had been damaged. RSF_en Arrests and detention continueDespite these constitutional undertakings, the authorities are continuing a campaign of arbitrary arrests and detention of media personnel. Many journalists were arrested in November, above all journalists working for media operated by or linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.The Directorate of Security arrested Said Abu Haj, a correspondent for the North Sinai Media Centre, at his work place on 5 November. Exactly what he is charged with and whether it is linked to his work are not known. But a North Sinai court extended his detention for another 15 days on 17 November “for the purposes of the investigation.” Criminal prosecutions by both civilian and military courtsProsecutions are also used to harass media personnel. For example, Magdy el Gellad, the former editor of Al-Masry Al-Youm and current editor of Al-Watan, and Al-Masry Al-Youm reporter Mohamed Senhuri are being prosecuted before a criminal court over a 2012 article in which a judge, Hisham Al-Genina, was quoted as criticizing the lack of transparency in the Judges Club elections. Journalists are also often briefly arrested while covering protests against military abuses. Aaron T. Rose, a US photographer working for Daily News Egypt, was arrested while covering a demonstration outside Al-Ashar University on 24 November and was held until around midnight. Ahmed Al-Sioufi, the head of the Cairo bureau of the Iranian TV station Al-Alam, was arrested again at his home on the morning of 7 November. Where he is being held and what he is charged with are unknown. He was released after 24 hours when he was previously arrested on 20 July.Amro Qazzaz, the head of the reportedly pro-Muslim Brotherhood Rassd news network, was arrested at his home on 12 November. The reason for his arrest and his place of detention are still unknown. On 6 December, Minya’s prosecutor ordered him held for 15 days on charges of inciting sectarian strife and “transmitting a false image of persecution of Egypt’s Copts.” February 6, 2021 Find out more January 22, 2021 Find out more Abdel Halim Qandil, the editor of the daily Sawt Al-Ummah, is being prosecuted on charges of “defamatory comments” and “insulting judges and the judiciary” for comments he made during a TV debate. He was released on bail after an investigating judge ordered his arrest on 11 November and the proceedings are going ahead. The next hearing in this trial has been set for 24 December. Follow the news on Egyptcenter_img to go further Hani Salah Eddine, the managing editor of the Misr 25 TV channel, was stopped at Cairo airport on 28 November and prevented from flying to London for a conference. He was then summoned before the prosecutor-general and arrested on 1 December in an investigation into the “dissemination of mendacious information” and “inciting violence.” He is still held. Organisation EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Qandil is also being prosecuted over a 2012 article in which he is accused of insulting government officials. The next hearing in this case has been set for 1 January.Bassem Youssef, the host of the TV programme Al-Barnameg, is being investigated in connection with around 30 complaints brought against him after his programme on 26 October, some of them accusing him of insulting the armed forces. News News News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Receive email alerts News Bassem Al-Sharif, a reporter for the Moheet news website, was less lucky after being arrested while covering protests in Cairo on 29 November. He is still being held. Despite Metin Turan’s release, other journalists continue to be held months after their arrest. Al-Jazeera Mubashir Misr cameraman Mohamed Badr has been held without interruptions since 15 July. Al-Jazeera Mubashir Misr reporter Abdullah Al-Shami, who was arrested on 14 August, is being held in appalling conditions at Abu Zaabal prison, 20 kms outside Cairo. Partial protection in draft constitutionThe draft constitution that the “Committee of 50” unveiled at the start of December contains a number of encouraging provisions that represent an improvement in protection for freedom of information.It would guarantee freedom of expression and opinion (article 65), media freedom (article 70) and media independence (article 72). Article 71 bans censorship and prison sentences for media offences. There would nonetheless be two significant and dangerous exceptions to the censorship ban. The government would be able to censor both in wartime and when a “state of emergency” was declared. But nothing explicit is said about its censorship powers and how they could be used. This is a serious danger for freedom of information. Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Reporters Without Borders condemns the Egyptian government’s continuing crackdown on news media and journalists.Metin Turan, a Turkish journalist working as Turkish Radio and Television’s correspondent, was finally released on 9 December after being held since 16 August but many other journalists are still detained or are being prosecuted before civilian or military courts.At the same time, the proposed new constitution contains provisions that pose a threat to freedom of information.“We are concerned about the many contradictory signals that media personnel are getting from the Egyptian authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is becoming harder and harder to work as a journalist in Egypt. Arrest, imprisonment on spurious charges and an increase in prosecutions are having a major deterrent effect on journalists.“These practices must stop and the journalists still being held in connection with their work must be freed immediately and unconditionally. The Egyptian authorities have a duty to act as guarantors of freedom of information.”last_img read more

first_img News With senior members of the outgoing administration now the target of prosecutions, the new president must cooperate fully with the judicial system’s investigation of the three major scandals of the past eight years: the “chuzadas” and associated practices, governmental support for the paramilitaries (known as “parapolitics”) and the practice of murdering civilians and dressing their bodies in rebel uniforms (known as “false positives”).All these practices constituted serious violations of the human rights and fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the 1991 constitution, including the right to disseminate and receive information.As we stressed in the conclusions of our report, the reform of the intelligence services cannot and must not be carried out without complete declassification of all the reports and recordings compiled by the DAS and other government agencies involved in the witch-hunt against journalists and human rights activists.“This scandal shows that the Uribe administration had a wide-ranging plan for neutralising civil society, the opposition and even the judicial system in Colombia,” Radio Nizkor journalist Claudia Julieta Duque, one of the targets of these practices, said during a visit to Paris and Brussels this week.Shirin Ebadi, who visited Colombia during Uribe’s presidency to meet with organisations representing the families of victims of its civil war, said she was “dismayed” by the revelation that she was one of the targets of the government’s spying and announced that she would refer the matter to an international court. June 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Incoming Santos administration must break with practices of Uribe years to go further RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Colombia Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Reporters Without Borders is re-releasing its report “ChuzaDAS: Media targeted by intelligence services” following Juan Manuel Santos’ victory in the 20 June presidential election run-off. Originally released on 27 May, after a joint fact-finding visit with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), the report looks at the eight-year witch-hunt that the outgoing administration waged against leading critics of President Alvaro Uribe’s “national security” policies. According to the information so far available from the investigation, the targets included 16 journalists from 10 news media.To download the report The revelations are jeopardising the future of the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), Colombia’s leading intelligence agency, which appears to have been the architect of a wide range of practices ranging from illegal phone taps (called “chuzadas”), to smear campaigns and “black propaganda” assisted by the most senior government officials, and even murder attempts.The outrage has intensified even more as result of recent revelations that leading international figures were also spied on, including Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, José Miguel Vivanco, the Chilean director of Human Rights Watch’s Americas division, and Bogotá-based foreign diplomats.Uribe’s defence minister for many years, Santos will succeed him as president on 7 August. He campaigned as Uribe’s heir but he must nonetheless now break with the practices that were encouraged and covered up by the government of which he was a senior member. Reports ColombiaAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies ColombiaAmericas last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Advertisement ST Anthony’s solemn novena will be held in Limerick’s St John’s Cathedral from Friday June 5 to Saturday June 13. Conducted by Fr Tom Ryan PP (Shannon), Mass will be celebrated each day at 10am and 5.45pm. Mass will be held at 10am and 6pm on Saturday and 10.30am and 7pm on Sunday. On Tuesday June 9, the blessing of expectant mothers will take place after the evening Novena, while the anointing of the sick will take place at 10am on Wednesday June 10. The Blessing of children will take place at the school hall in St John’s Girls’ and Infants Boys’ School on Thursday, June 11 at 9.15am. Blessing of lilies takes place on the final day of the Novena. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Linkedin Twitter TAGSlimerickNovenaSt AnthonySt John’s Cathedral WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsSt Anthony’s NovenaBy Alan Jacques – June 3, 2015 1840 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleBeloved Bertie missing in County LimerickNext articleCall to Artists’ Studio space Alan Jacques Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

first_img The Community for a Clean Estuary for Moville hits out at Senator Keavney WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Facebook Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – July 21, 2010 News Previous articleDonegal Cllr hopes to put an end to unfinished housing estates in the futureNext articleGardai seeking to interview three people in relation to Andrew Burns murder News Highland center_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest The Community for a Clean Estuary for Moville has hit out at Senator Cecilia Keavney, after she issued a statement calling for progress on the Moville Greencastle Sewrage Scheme.Senator Keavney said the delay in progressing the scheme is hampering development, and could lead to legal action being taken by the EU, as happened in Letterkenny.However, local campaigner Enda Craig says that after consultation locally, a site was identified for a secondary treatment plant, but that was abandoned in favour of the controversial plan to build it in Carnagarve instead.He says this was a political decision, and claims Senator Keavney was centrally involved in it:[podcast][/podcast] Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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