Topics: Sports betting Sports betting regulation The Council will not formally take control of regulatory duties until January 1 2022, but the Council will now start to meet regulatory with the TEL as part of the transition of power. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The first such meeting was staged yesterday (June 1), during which the Council and TEL focused on the process of appointing an executive director to lead the Council. 2nd June 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed a bill that will transfer sports wagering regulatory powers in the US state from the Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL) to the Sports Wagering Advisory Council. Tags: Tennessee Education Lottery Sports Wagering Advisory Council Sports Wagering Advisory Council to assume regulatory powers in Tennessee Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Read the full story on iGB North America. Lee signed off on the bill at the end of last week, clearing the way for the nine-member Sports Wagering Advisory Council to assume control of regulation of the state’s sports betting market. Senate Bill 588 was introduced in February by Senator Edward Jackson and went on to pass in the state’s House by a vote of 73-13 in May, before securing final approval in the Senate during the same month in a 27-0 landslide vote. Regions: Tennessee Sports betting Email Address
Sports BusinessBrands By Kunal Dhyani – June 19, 2019 Brands Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited has launched the special edition of Super Flexi Black toothbrushes – the Virat Kohli Signature Series!Available for a limited period – till August 2019 – the Colgate Super Flexi Black Virat Kohli signature series toothbrushes are available in markets across India. These limited-edition toothbrushes mark the first ever autographed range of toothbrushes by Colgate. IPL 2021: CSK’s captain MS Dhoni takes stake in start-up whick makes Helicopter Shot Choclates and Beverages Adidas to play with more heart and harness the power of the game in new film narrated by athlete and icon, Siya Kolisi Brands PV Sindhu’s Stayfree digital campaign breaks record, clocks 12+ million views Indian women cricket team and 52 other stars feature in Nike’s film, narrated by World cup star Megan Rapinoe Colgate launches Super Flexi Black Virat Kohli signature toothbrushes TAGSColgateColgate IndiaColgate toothbrushesVirat KohliVirat Kohli Signature Series SHARE Brands Brands Brands Facebook Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyAssociated PressHawaii’s Kilauea has pushed lava up through fissures, destroying homes and forcing evacuations.Associated PressGarena Free Fire: Top Three App tricks to earn Free Diamonds in Garena Free Fire OB28 VersionWhile the collaboration between Colgate and Kohli to come up with autographed toothbrushes is a first of its kind, the Indian Cricket Team captain has been associated with the oral care brand for a while now. And the launch of the Super Flexi Black Virat Kohli signature series comes at a time when Kohli is away for the World Cup, giving his fans another reason to celebrate.Talking about the limited-edition Super Flexi Black toothbrushes, Virat Kohli said, “I am as disciplined about my oral care habits as I am about my game and fitness, even to the extent of replacing my toothbrush regularly.Also Read: This is my biggest achievement: Virat Kohli“I have been using and also recommending Colgate toothbrushes to my friends/fans for years now, which is why the idea of doing a limited-edition autographed Super Flexi toothbrushes got me intrigued and excited – primarily because I haven’t autographed a toothbrush before. And interestingly, it’s a first for Colgate too! Also, it felt like a nice, new way to reach out to my fans, and at the same time encouraging good oral-hygiene. I hope people like it.”Colgate Super Flexi is India’s largest selling toothbrush. Its flexible neck reaches the hard to reach areas of the mouth for a superior clean with a gentle feel. It is available in three variants Super Flexi Base, Super Flexi Black and Super Flexi Sensitive.Also Read: IPL Moneyball: Virat Kohli’s commercial and performance scorecardMobile Premier League launches campaign with Virat Kohli Brands Sports Business : Adidas launches ‘What’s One More’ campaign to celebrate athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympics WWE adds several matches for tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW IPL 2020 : Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma signs with Oakley eyewear Brands Cricket Business : Nike declines to renew, BCCI invites bids for Team Kit Sponsor and Merchandise Partner rights RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Sachin Tendulkar says, ‘spare a thought for Barbers’ in Gillette’s new Campaign Brands Chennai Super Kings Suresh Raina appointed as Brand Ambassador for BharatPe Brands Previous articleWimbledon Foundation joins WaterAid initiative for clean waterNext articleCopa America 2019 – Argentina vs Paraguay Live: Schedule, timing, Live streaming and telecast Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Brands
African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) 2007 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Distillers Limited manufactures, distributes and markets branded spirits, ciders and wines for the Zimbabwe market and for export. The founding company was established in 1944 and its activities originally centered around the sale and distribution of imported spirits, liqueurs and wines. Local production of a range of spirits commenced in 1946 and African Distillers Limited became a public-quoted company in 1951. African Distillers offers its customers a first-class distribution service, with six depots located in strategic economic hubs in Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, Harare, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare and Victoria Falls). Its headquarters, manufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution facilities are in Stapleford, an industrial area on the outskirts of Harare. African Distillers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Blue Financial Services Limited (BLUE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Blue Financial Services Limited (BLUE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Blue Financial Services Limited (BLUE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Blue Financial Services Limited (BLUE.bw) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileBlue Financial Services Limited is a South African-based micro-finance institution which provides loans and financial services to low-income and financially underserved customers in Africa. The company has an international footprint; operating 220 branches across Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria and CMA. Blue Financial Services (Botswana) Limited provides solutions for personal loans, consolidated loans, short-term loans, education loans, home loans backed by a pension and provident fund, loans for home improvement, debt consolidation and handset finance. The company also offers insurance solutions, including corporate life, personal life, corporate short-term and personal short-term insurance. Blue Financial Services Limited was founded in 2001 and its head office is based in Pretoria, South Africa.
FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy after the US election results Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 See all posts by Manika Premsingh Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and Gilead Sciences. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith and Hikma Pharmaceuticals and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. There’s no clear winner in the US elections so far. Joe Biden is in the lead, but a win for the Democrats isn’t guaranteed. Unsurprisingly, stock markets are underwhelmed. The FTSE 100 index, for instance, has risen less than 1% so far today. I think the point to note here is that uncertain politics leads to uncertain markets. This has been amply clear to FTSE 100 investors since the Brexit vote. The point is underlined yet again now.How I’d invest nowFor me, this means that index investing is a no-go. I reckon the FTSE 100 won’t go anywhere in the days and months to come. I’d rather buy FTSE 100 stocks that are immune to political confusion or a weak economy. Clearly, this seems to be a consensus among the investing community today. Three of the top five FTSE 100 gainers today are healthcare provider AstraZeneca, pharmaceuticals company Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and e-grocer Ocado. 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…FTSE 100 gainersAstraZeneca has gained increased investor attention this year, since it began developing a Covid-19 vaccine. But even before that, it was a high-performing stock. Ideally, I’d wait for a dip before loading up on it, because its price has run up quite a bit. Similarly, Hikma Pharmaceuticals has signed an agreement with the US-based Gilead Sciences to manufacture its Covid-19 drug, Remdesivir. Compared to AstraZeneca, Hikma is affordable with an earnings ratio of less than 13 times, making it a good healthcare stock to buy.Ocado’s share price increase to vertigo-inducing heights this year needs no introduction. As the convenience and safety of ordering supplies in catapulted demand for the online supermarket’s services to news highs, its share price followed suit. As the UK swings back into lockdown, Ocado will clearly continue to perform. Like AstraZeneca, its price may feel uncomfortably high too, but I don’t see it coming off meaningfully any time soon. Considering that there are no real FTSE 100 alternatives to the stock, I think now is a good time as any other to buy it. Indirect FTSE 100 beneficiariesApart from Ocado, online retailers in general have outperformed in 2020. Amazon is the most prominent example of this trend, but it’s not a UK-listed company. There are, however, FTSE 100 companies that have benefited from the online shopping trend. Consider paper packaging provider Smurfit Kappa. It’s also one of the biggest gainers today, following its trading update. It reported better than expected performance. There’s of course a possibility that as the recession makes a comeback, consumer spending will weaken enough to impact e-commerce sales. This, in turn, will impact the likes of Smurfit Kappa. However, if and how much the effect will be remains to be seen. I think this is another FTSE 100 stock to buy today. Alternatively, I’d consider its FTSE 100 peer DS Smith. Irrespective of the outcome of the US elections or any other political (non) triggers, I reckon these stocks will continue to be good buys.
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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. Image source: Getty Images. As Bitcoin blows a new market bubble, I say sell, sell, sell! Cliff D’Arcy | Monday, 4th January, 2021 See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Created in 2008 by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin (BTC) is the original decentralised, blockchain-based cryptocurrency. It remains the largest digital currency today. But the latest bubble in the BTC price terrifies me.Bitcoin loves blowing bubblesThe Bitcoin price started 2011 at 30 US cents and closed at $5.27. At end-2012, one Bitcoin was valued at $13.30. Then the price went stratospheric, booming to $744 by end-2013. In 2014, this early Bitcoin bubble burst, as BTC collapsed to $310 by 31 December. But it rebounded in 2015, ending the year at $425. Then 2016 was another vintage year for BTC, which closed at over $952.5G 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…After that came the craziest year in Bitcoin’s short history of bubble behaviour. At its peak on 18 December 2017, BTC hit a record high of $19,783. Frighteningly, the BTC price had skyrocketed by 4,555%, soaring more than 45-fold in under 12 months. Back then, I warned everyone to avoid what was obvious an enormous speculation-driven bubble. Sure enough, BTC then crashed spectacularly, collapsing by more than five-sixths (84.2%) from its 2017 high to a 2018 low of $3,122.Bitcoin’s latest and biggest bubble2019 was another comeback year for BTC: the price more than doubled, leaping 128% to close at $7,119. Then came 2020 and Covid-19. Frenzied buying and home-trading speculation by the ‘Robinhood herd’ sent BTC ‘to the moon’ (as Bitcoin bros say). Three days ago, BTC closed at a $27,917, up over $20,000 in a single year and its biggest absolute gain ever.When will this bubble burst?Knowing Bitcoin’s history of bubbles, I’m shocked and stunned as I write, especially after the price action of the past three days. Earlier Sunday, BTC hit a new high of $34,545, surging almost a quarter (23.7%) since New Year’s Eve. This assigns a staggering market value for Bitcoin of $621bn, placing it among the biggest market bubbles in financial history. When this latest Bitcoin bubble bursts, it could wipe out hundreds of billions of dollars and inflict pain on millions of speculators. As Lord Rothschild allegedly remarked, “no-one ever went broke taking a profit.”I prefer investing to speculatingIn summary, I see BTC purely as a speculative asset with no fundamentals to support it, other than scarcity and mania-driven demand. For the record, I’ve never bought any Bitcoin and I surely never will. Instead, I much prefer to buy financial assets with intrinsic values that enable me to judge when prices offer value. In particular, I’m always on the lookout for fairly priced or cheap shares in high-quality, well-run businesses. When I buy shares in listed companies, I know that I’m buying part-ownership of that business. If the business does well over the long term, then so will I as an owner. For really great firms, I might buy and never sell. Who needs to trade when time (in the market) is on your side?As a value investor, I think 2021 will be a great year for lowly rated FTSE 100 shares, so that’s where my capital is going this year. Finally, if I owned any BTC today, I’d sell, sell, sell before this monstrous bubble bursts!
Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Religion News Service — Canterbury, England] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was embarrassed and irritated following revelations that the Church of England has invested millions of pounds in a company that financially backs England’s leading payday lending company, Wonga.Welby told the BBC: “We must find out why this happened and then make sure that it never happens again.”News that the Church of England invested several million pounds into Accel Partners, the U.S. venture capital company that led to the launch of Wonga, which dominates the 2 billion pound payday lending market in England, was broken by the Financial Times. Wonga charges annual percentage rates of more than 5,000 percent.A spokesperson for Lambeth Palace, Welby’s London home, said: “We are grateful to the Financial Times for pointing out this serious inconsistency of which we were unaware. We will be asking the assets committee of the Church Commissioners to investigate how this has occurred.”The Church of England’s investment portfolio is estimated at 5.5 billion pounds, or $8.4 billion. Church Commissioners oversee investments and the church’s ethics explicitly bans companies involved in payday lending. There are no restrictions on the annual percentage rates payday loan companies can charge.The paper’s revelations have stunned not only the archbishop but also the Church of England’s public relations department, which knew nothing about the deal.On July 25, the papers were full of stories about how Welby had held a meeting with the founder of Wonga, Errol Damelin.He told the businessman: “We’re not in the business of trying to legislate you out of existence; we’re trying to compete you out of existence.”News of the encounter between the archbishop and the payday-lending boss, who was brought up in South Africa and now lives in England, came after Welby gave an interview to Total Politics magazine.He told the magazine the Church of England planned to throw its financial weight behind credit unions as an alternative to Wonga.Welby, who has served on the parliamentary Banking Standards Commission, wants government-recognized credit unions to be able to have bases in many of the Church of England’s 16,000 churches. The credit unions charge much lower annual percentage rates than Wonga; Welby also offered volunteers to help run them.He also wants to see more Britons join credit unions (where annual percentage rates are in the region of 80 to 90 percent), and noted that in Ireland, 70 percent of the population belongs to them but only 1 percent in Britain. The credit union movement started in Germany in the 19th century and soon spread across Europe and the U.S.This year, the U.K. government pledged to spend 38 million pounds to support the sector, but small credit unions which lend money on a short term basis to poor people often lack expertise and fail to handle loan applications quickly, unlike the personnel at Wonga, which is respected and quick.Welby said that the Church of England would consider setting up its own credit unions. Asked what the annual percentage rate needed to be to make them profitable he said, “about 70 to 80 percent.”Welby, who heads the 80 million-strong worldwide Anglican communion, said he agreed that was still high but better than what Wonga and others charged.“We’ve got to live in the real world,” he said. “And the real world is very complicated and you can’t escape the complexity.”Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Religion News Service LLC. Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Following scandal, Archbishop Welby offers to open up credit unions Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis July 30, 2013 at 8:51 pm Perhaps the Archbishop’s work in the oil business will lend credence in solving fairly and equitably this dilemma that has accidentally slipped into the Church of England’s finances. 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Tagged with: Cancer Research UK Funding Giving/Philanthropy Melanie May | 24 January 2019 | News “We’re excited to be able to fund such innovative research. These teams have five years to try to answer these complex questions about a disease that affects so many people, and we look forward to crossing new frontiers in our understanding of cancer.“To reach our ambition of 3 in 4 people surviving their cancer by 2034, we need to collaborate not only with researchers from across the globe, but with funders in other countries who share our goals. Grand Challenge provides a perfect opportunity for us to partner with organisations like The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and pool our resources to fund research that will transform the lives of patients with cancer.” Cancer Research UK has announced that it is putting almost £60million into funding three major new international research initiatives, which includes a £10million donation from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research.The programmes will focus on the microbiome, chronic inflammation, and why some cancers are specific to certain tissues and not others. Multidisciplinary teams of scientists from across North America, the UK and Europe, and Israel will come together in five year research programmes under the charity’s Grand Challenge programme to explore these areas, which are currently some of the biggest in cancer research.The Grand Challenge is open to scientists based anywhere in the world and from any discipline to bring innovative, international, and collaborative approaches to research.Collectively, the teams have been awarded almost £60 million. The £10 million from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research is one of the biggest philanthrophic donations the charity has ever received and will support a project led by Professor Stephen Elledge at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, into why genetic faults only affect certain tissues.Dr Iain Foulkes, Cancer Research UK’s Executive Director of Research and Innovation, said: “Individually, these research teams are among the best in the world in their respective fields. By bringing them together across borders, Grand Challenge is enabling these teams to think bigger and establish new and exciting collaborations. The scale of the funding reflects the opportunity we see in harnessing their ability to understand and tackle cancer.”Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s Chief Executive, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Cancer Research UK receives £10m philanthropic donation towards new research initiatives 280 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 279 total views, 3 views today 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 www.thepurplepim.com.
One of many protesters outside federal bankruptcy court, Oct. 28.WW photo: Kris HamelThe city of Detroit bankruptcy case is being played out in a courtroom far removed from the real future of the city and the destiny of its workers, retirees and residents.Yes, the federal bankruptcy court is in downtown Detroit. But the lawyers representing the emergency-management-run city and the bankers who are trying to squeeze it dry are as far removed from the reality of average Detroiters as is the moon. The courtroom and legal process itself are meant to intimidate workers, as anyone who has observed the bankruptcy trial can attest to.It is thus a critical development that so far some 300 city of Detroit retirees, workers and residents have made their voices heard by filing objections to the city’s austerity “Plan of Adjustment” that is being offered by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. This plan asks the more than 20,000 city retirees to take a 34 percent cut in their pensions if they reject the plan, or a 26 percent cut if they accept the plan.These cuts are on top of past wage cuts, the elimination of cost-of-living adjustments, severe reductions to the annuity plans that supplement pension benefits, and major cuts to health care benefits. One union official estimated the total real cuts on the table at 70 percent.Orr’s plan of adjustment, says the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, “will loot the pension funds to pay off the bankers. Ninety percent of the bank debt owed by the City will be paid in full. Only a small percentage of lenders will take a hit.“At the same time, Orr wants to give $85 million to Bank of America and United Bank of Switzerland as a reward for illegal bond interest rate swaps. These banks have already stolen more than $300 million from Detroit through these swaps over the past six years.”‘Consider our plight,’ retirees tell judgeAll of the objections can be viewed online at PACER, the Public Access to Court Electronic Records, for a fee of 10 cents per page. Many are handwritten and addressed directly to Judge Steven Rhodes.A retiree said in her objection: “I am among the many members who are under 64. The $125 a month stipend that is going on my insurance on the healthcare marketplace is not enough, nor did I qualify for any discount or tax credit, therefore I am paying a large portion, almost $500 a month, for my insurance that is coming out of my pension check.“If the cuts are imposed,” she continued, “that is another $900 coming out of my check and that is going to bankrupt me. I worked 33 years with the city of Detroit with the promise of a pension and healthcare. Please take into consideration that you will not allow the EM to bail the city out on the backs of the retirees. It is not our fault.”One woman worker wrote: “I would like to express how very disappointed as a City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department employee I have been since this bankruptcy. I have taken so many cuts since working for the City of Detroit and it does affect your livelihood. They want to keep taking and taking from the employees [and] … put us through various hardships. My major concern is our annuity, which was guaranteed 7.9 percent interest and now Mr. Orr wants to take that from us. Don’t we deserve to have something to live on once we retire?”Another retiree’s objection included: “We cannot afford to live on half of the pension we were entitled to, with insurance costs tripled with less service. We are the people who have taken concessions for the last 20 years trying to help the city survive and as we move into our twilight years we should be able at the very least to eat, but we cannot do that if the bankruptcy as presented is finalized. Please consider our plight.”On April 1, Detroiters will rally outside the bankruptcy court and let their objections be heard in the streets. Union members, active employees, retirees, residents and community activists are expected. Some of the collected objections will be turned in to the court at that time.The deadline for objections to the austerity plan of adjustment has been extended to April 28. They may be delivered in person or by U.S. mail to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Judge Steven Rhodes, c/o Clerk of the Court, 231 W. Lafayette St., Detroit, MI 48226. If done by letter, please reference case no. 13-53846 on your objection. A downloadable “People’s Objection” instructions and form can also be found at detroitdebtmoratorium.org.An objector is not required to live or work in the city of Detroit to file. According to Moratorium NOW! organizers, the banks’ austerity plan for Detroit retirees and residents is a test case for the rest of the country and must be stopped.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Previous articleDecline in number of people living in rural areasNext articleNew Harps Board Elected News Highland Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Gardai in Donegal are warning that they will be out in force over the Christmas period with statistics for various offences drastically bucking the national trend.Drink driving stats in Donegal are up 28% compared with 4% nationally while mobile phone usage behind the wheel is up a staggering 49%.Meanwhile 40% more people have been detected not wearing their seatbelts in the county compared with 3% nationally.Inspector Michael Harrison says he cannot understand why some motorists in Donegal continue to disobey the basic rules of the road:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/hafgdfgdfgdrrison.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – December 16, 2019 Pinterest Google+ Inspector reveals ‘shocking’ statistics for driving offences in Donegal Community Enhancement Programme open for applications