Côte dIvoire UN chief voices support for sustaining hardwon peace after missions

Close “The Secretary-General congratulates the people and Government of Côte d’Ivoire for their determination and efforts in turning the page of crisis and conflict,” said Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, in a statement. After 13 years, the UN is completing the peacekeeping phase of its engagement with Côte d’Ivoire, after successfully assisting the country in restoring peace and stability following the post-2010 election crisis. When UNOCI closes its doors on 30 June, it will mark the most recent successful completion of a peacekeeping operation in West Africa since the UN mission in Sierra Leone in 2005. This milestone was made possible thanks to a significantly improved security situation in Côte d’Ivoire, as well as the extension of State authority and the deployment of public services, the strengthening of democratic institutions, progress in security sector reform and steady economic development. The Secretary-General reiterated the commitment of the rest of the UN family present in Côte d’Ivoire to support the Government with the implementation of outstanding reform activities with a view to ensuring that “the hard-won peace can be sustained and the country and its people will continue to progress and thrive,” the spokesperson added. Mr. Guterres also commended the significant contributions of all partners national, regional and international in the Ivorian peace process, and is appreciative of the excellent leadership of his Special Representative, Aïchatou Mindaoudou, and her predecessors. Paying tribute to all uniformed and civilian personnel who served with UNOCI, the Secretary-General expressed his profound respect for the memory of the 150 peacekeepers who lost their lives in the service of peace with the Mission, and his gratitude to all troop- and police- contributing countries. UN Special Representative Aïchatou Mindaoudou and local residents highlight the vital contributions UNOCI made in restoring peace and security in the nation. read more

School gives parents three days notice before closing so staff can celebrate

first_imgThe day must be exclusively set apart for religious observance by the religious body to which the parents belong. Where necessary, schools should seek advice from the parents’ religious body about whether it has set the day apart for religious observance. Headteacher Mark Elms told parents: “Please accept my sincere apologies for the short notice which could not be helped and for the disruption to the beginning of the new academic year.”The Harris Federation, which runs the academy, said parents who were unhappy should contact them. A large inner-city school gave parents just three days’ notice it was closing to allow staff to celebrate a religious festival.Chobham Academy in Newham, east London, is partially closed on Monday due to a “high number of staff requesting leave for religious observance” for the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha. Eighteen-hundred pupils aged three to 18 attend the independent mixed academy, but families were given just days to find alternative childcare arrangements.Mark Elms, the primary principal at the school, offered parents his “sincere apologies”.Chobham has been closed to nursery, reception, Y1 and Y2 pupils, leading one father to claim parents had been “penalised”.Pedro Martin, a Spanish teacher and tutor in London, said: School closed next Monday, @chobhamacademy inform us today. Unacceptable short notice. Working parents penalised again.— Pedro Martin (@pedrojmm) September 9, 2016 Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar.As the exact day is based on lunar sightings, the date can vary between countries and the date of this year’s festival was only announced by religious leaders ten days ago.The Eid al-Adha prayer marks the end of the annual pilgrimage or Hajj to the holy city of Mecca. According to guidelines issued by the Department of Education, schools must treat absence as authorised when it is due to religious observance.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Evin Lewis returns to West Indies T20I squad

Evin Lewis made his second one-day hundred (Getty Images)Evin Lewis is back in West Indies’ squad for the T20I series against Bangladesh, according to a report published today by ESPNCricinfo. The opening batsman hasn’t played international cricket since pulling out of the limited-overs leg of West Indies’ recent tour of India.Also back in the squad are fast bowlers Kesrick Williams and Sheldon Cottrell. Allrounder Kieron Pollard and the left-arm quick Obed McCoy, who were part of the T20I squad in India, miss out with injury. Allrounder Andre Russell and offspinner Ashley Nurse, meanwhile, have not yet fully recovered from the shoulder and knee injuries that cut short their India tours.Sylhet will host the first of three T20Is on December 17.West Indies T20I squad: Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Kesrick Williams, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Shai Hope, Sherfane Rutherford, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEvin Lewis pulls out of limited-overs leg of India tourOctober 17, 2018In “Sports”Andre Russell to miss T20I series against IndiaNovember 3, 2018In “Sports”Kraigg Brathwaite in ODI squad, T20 call-ups for Rovman Powell, PooranSeptember 5, 2016In “latest news” read more

Water fountains around Vancouver were gifts from Ed and Mary Firstenburg

first_imgStudents and staff at Washington State University Vancouver are well-acquainted with fountains emblazoned with “Firstenburg.” The Firstenburg Family Fountain located in the central campus plaza is eye-catching, with rough-hewn slabs of basalt and plenty of seating to relax and enjoy the view.But the rest of Clark County may not realize that by the time the WSU water feature opened to the public, it was the 16th Firstenburg fountain sprinkled throughout the community — the family also donated 15 drinking fountains, unassuming and ubiquitous enough to blend into a street corner.“This drinking fountain is one of 15 throughout the community designed and generously gifted by Ed & Mary Firstenburg, 2000,” reads a plaque emblazoned on the side of a fountain at the corner of Main and West 12th streets, the former site of First Independent Bank headquarters.Rumor has it that the late Ed Firstenburg, who founded First Indy in 1934 and eventually became one of Clark County’s best-known and most generous philanthropists, had a simple motivation for donating the fountains: he was thirsty.“There’s an old rumor that the Firstenburgs had them installed along the areas they liked to walk,” said Julie Hannon, Vancouver’s Parks and Recreation director. “We are unsure, now, why the specific locations were chosen. We do know that the city pays the water.”last_img read more

Trump says asylum seekers should have to pay a fee to apply

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is proposing charging asylum seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S.In a presidential memorandum signed Monday, Trump directed his attorney general and acting homeland security secretary to take additional measures to overhaul the asylum system, which he insists “is in crisis” and plagued by “rampant abuse.”The changes are just the latest in a series of proposals from an administration that is struggling to cope with a surge of migrant families arriving at the southern border that has overwhelmed federal resources and complicated Trump’s efforts to claim victory at the border as he runs for re-election. Most of those arriving say they are fleeing violence and poverty, and many request asylum under U.S. and international law.As part of the memo, Trump is giving officials 90 days to come up with new regulations to ensure that applications are adjudicated within 180 days of filing, except under exceptional circumstances.And he is directing officials to begin charging a fee to process asylum and employment authorization applications, which do not currently require payment.The White House and Department of Homeland Security officials did not immediately respond to questions about how much applicants might be forced to pay, and it is unclear how many families fleeing poverty would be able to afford such a payment.last_img read more

Steven Gerrard warns his side about improved defence

first_imgRangers head coach Steven Gerrard has warned his side that they will need to radically improve their defending of set-plays in order for them to stop shipping points.Even after Kyle Lafferty scored a brace at Fir Park before Ovie Ejaria’s strike, Rangers failed to win in the 93rd minute after Peter Hartley turned in Gael Bigirimana’s corner.‘I’m bitterly disappointed with the timing of the equaliser, Gerrard said via Daily Mail.‘It obviously hurts that little bit more when it comes that late. We were a set-piece away from taking maximum points against tough opposition.’‘I thought we defended very well to their style in open play for the majority of the game.‘But we haven’t defended anywhere near well enough on set plays. We’ve been done twice.’Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.Although Connor Goldson slip allowed Danny Johnson to give Motherwell a lead after just three minutes, Gerrard protected his defender Connor Goldson from blame.‘The first goal was an unlucky one obviously’, he added.‘I’ve been there myself so I feel for Connor on that one.‘We got off to a bad start in the game but then showed really good character and some really good football to get back in the game.‘So I was pleased with that aspect and how we defended in general play but we’ve got work to do defending set-plays. That’s for sure.last_img read more

ASA Signs Generic Event Marketability and Access Agreement

first_imgToday, ASA joined the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Corn Growers Association in signing the Generic Event Marketability and Access Agreement (GEMAA). The GEMAA is part of an accord that represents a solution to ensuring critical domestic and international regulatory authorizations are maintained for biotech events once patents expire. The Accord consists of two agreements: the GEMAA and the Data Use and Compensation Agreement (DUCA). The GEMAA is now effective and in the process of implementation. The legal text of the DUCA is near completion.”Having the Farm Bureau, ASA and NCGA as signatories to the GEMAA is a major step forward for the Accord,” said Cathleen Enright, Executive Vice President at BIO. “All three organizations have been key players in the development of the GEMAA and we welcome their commitment to the Accord process.””We’ve aimed to create an agreement that would enable national farm organizations to participate, so growers can have a role in the process and get access to important information about patent expiration and these organizations have been key stakeholders from the beginning of this process,” said Andrew LaVigne, President and CEO of ASTA.”Since ASA was one of the producer organizations that urged the biotech and seed industries to develop a predictable roadmap for biotech events to go from patented to generic, we thought it only appropriate for ASA to sign onto the GEMAA,” said ASA President Danny Murphy. “Additionally, the GEMAA provides signatories like ASA with important advance notifications by other signatories about when patented events will expire, and gives us a seat at the table regarding the ongoing implementation of the GEMAA and whether changes should be considered in the future. ASA appreciates the work that went into developing the GEMAA, and we are pleased to become a signatory to it.”More information about the Accord can be found at www.AgAccord.org.last_img read more

Debt faceoff shifts to Congress bargain in play

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations to increase the nation’s debt ceiling shifted to Congress where Republican and Democratic leaders were assessing the mood of their members even as an intricate but potentially face-saving deal to avoid an unprecedented government default was taking shape in the Senate.With an Aug. 2 deadline looming and no compromise jelling at the White House, President Barack Obama had to settle Friday for asking congressional leaders to take three deficit reduction options to their members to see which, if any, could win a vote in the House and Senate.Meanwhile, a proposal the White House has termed a “fallback option” was taking root in the Senate as a likely alternative to the brinkmanship that has defined negotiations to secure an increase in the government’s borrowing authority.Obama, who had vowed to meet with congressional leaders every day until a debt limit deal was struck, did not schedule a session for Friday and instead asked leaders to gauge the temperament of their caucuses and to report back to him in 24 to 36 hours. White House officials said a meeting could still be scheduled this weekend.Obama planned an 11 a.m. news conference Friday to discuss the status of debt limit talks, his second this week. House Republicans and House Democrats planned their own membership meetings earlier in the morning.last_img read more

Officials asked to wind up illegal Balasadans

first_imgRanga Reddy: District Collector Lokesh Kumar on Tuesday directed the officials concerned to take steps to wind up ‘Balasadans’ which are being run without a valid licence.The Collector was presiding over the district-level meeting on ‘Operation Muskaan’ involving various departments held here on Tuesday. Representatives of the Education, Health, Police, Revenue, Labour, Child Welfare departments and NGOs participated in the meeting. Also Read – Government striving hard to give brand image to Bathukamma sarees Advertise With Us ‘Operation Muskaan’ aims to rescue and rehabilitate children who run away from their homes, child labour and bonded labour and those who need protection. In his address, the Collector said that steps have been taken to ensure that the children rescued under the ‘Operation Muskaan’ were handed over to their parents. He said action as per the law, would be taken against those organizations which employed children. Also Read – Minister distributes clay Ganesh idols in Suryapet Advertise With Us In the case of rescued children who have been employed as bonded labourers, facilities would be provided to them as required with regard to health and education. Those children from other States found missing would be sent back to their native places. Among those present were Sakkubai, District Welfare Officer, Padmavati, CWC chairperson, Nageshwara Rao, Venkateswarlu, Vijaya Devi, Sukheshini, Satish Babu and District Child Welfare Officer.last_img read more

OnePlus 7 Pro wont have this crucial feature Should you be concerned

first_img OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple Review: Fashionable and classy IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:59Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:58?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … OnePlus has confirmed through a video that their new phones will be water-resistant but will not have an IP rating. The video was uploaded yesterday and shows a phone being dropped into a bucket of water. OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei has attributed this decision to a cost-saving measure and justified the company’s current standing on IP ratings by stating that the increased costs in certification would get translated to an increase in the price consumers would pay for the phone.The video also had fine print stating that water/liquid damage would not be covered under warranty for the phone. Notably, most phone manufacturers don’t cover liquid damage under the normal warranty, often requiring customers to purchase additional warranties.”We know that an IP rating would be the simplest way to prove our phone’s capability,” said Pei in his statement. He added that the video was to show people “what our water-resistant quality can actually bring to you in your real life in a more powerful way.” OnePlus 7 Pro hands-on images leakWeiboIngress Protection (IP) Rating determines the protection level of electrical circuitry from foreign elements such as dust and water. Dust resistance is graded from 1 to 6 and water-resistance is graded from 1 to 9. IP68 rated phones like Google Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus contain a vacuum to prevent dust from entering and can be immersed in over 1 meter of water for a few minutes.The video has sparked debate in online forums, where some are of the opinion that IP ratings are important as they are proven by an impartial system instead of the company itself. Others are saying that not hiking the price will be more beneficial for consumers than having to pay extra for water damage coverage. As has been the case with OnePlus, their phones have lacked IP ratings but have been dust and water-resistant. OnePlus 7 ProOnePlusPei has clarified that the video is not meant to spark a challenge – “We certainly don’t want all of you to try to drop your OnePlus 7 Pro in a bucket. And just like other smartphone brands that do IP classify their devices, our warranty does not cover water damage.” He also added that this decision does not rule out the possibility of IP ratings in future devices.OnePlus 7 series will be unveiled at an event on May 14, putting an end to all the speculations and doubts about the new phones. Stay tuned for updates.center_img Closelast_img read more

Wasim Akram to Randeep Hooda 10 men Sushmita Sens name has been

first_img(Sushmita Sen, Ritik Bhasin, Vikram Bhatt, Bunty Sachdev)Ritik Bhasin: Hotelier Ritik Bhasin and Sushmita Sen were often spotted together enjoying each other’s company all around the city. There were rumours of the duo being more than ‘just good friends’ but, nothing official ever came our way.Vikram Bhatt: Director Vikram Bhatt has time and again spoken about how he left his family for Sushmita Sen and at one-point-of-time was known just as ‘Sushmita Sen’s boyfriend’.Bunty Sachdev: Sushmita Sen’s name was also linked with Bunty Sachdev, who was later, rumoured to be dating Sonakshi Sinha. Ever since the news of Sushmita Sen possibly tying the knot with beau Rohman Shawl towards the end of this year has started floating around, it has been impossible for us to contain our excitement. Sushmita may have found her ideal man now, but before Rohman, Sushmita Sen’s name was linked with a number of men. Take a look. (Sushmita Sen, Imtiaz Ali, Randeep Hooda, Mudassar Aziz)Randeep Hooda: Randeep Hooda has also spoken up being in a relationship with Sushmita Sen and has also called it the ‘worst phase of his life’.Imtiaz Khatri: As per an Indiatimes report, Sushmita Sen was dating builder Imtiaz at one-point-of-time.Mudassar Aziz: Sushmita Sen’s name was also linked with director Mudassar Aziz several times during and after the shoot of ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’.center_img (Sanjay Narang, Sushmita Sen, Sabeer Bhatia, Wasim Akram)Sanjay Narang: Sushmita Sen’s name was also linked with hotelier Sanjay Narang. There were reports of Sanjay willing to make it official.Wasim Akram: Sushmita Sen’s name was linked with Wasim Akram when the duo was shooting for a reality show. However, both Sushmita and Wasim denied it.Sabeer Bhatia: Sushmita Sen and Sabeer Bhatia, founder of Hotmail was said to be in a steady relationship before things went haywire. Sushmita Sen, Rohman ShawlInstagramRohman Shawl: Sushmita Sen and Rohman Shawl not only look amazingly good together but also share the same theories about life and fitness.last_img read more

Sri Lanka blasts death toll nears 200

first_imgSri Lankan security personnel and investigators look through debris outside Zion Church following an explosion in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka on 21 April 2019. Photo: AFPSri Lanka declared a nationwide curfew after suicide bombers carried out a string of well-planned deadly explosions, mostly in Colombo, on Easter Sunday leaving 192 dead and 470 injured in the island’s bloodiest day since the civil war ended a decade ago.Starting around 8.30am when the first blast ripped apart the St Anthony’s Shrine at Kochchikade in Colombo during Easter Mass, five more powerful explosions followed, hitting a total of three luxury hotels in Colombo and also St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, 30 km from here, and the Zion Church in the eastern district of Batticaloa, 250 km east of Colombo.Just as authorities thought they had the situation under control, another blast went off in the afternoon near a restaurant close to the Dehiwala zoo in Colombo, killing two persons, and the Colombo neighbourhood of Dematogoda killing another three persons.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on phone with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, called the terror attacks “cold-blooded and pre-planned” barbarism and offered all help from New Delhi.No one claimed responsibility for the bloodbath but AFP reported that Sri Lankan Police chief Pujuth Jayasundara had issued a nationwide alert 10 days ago warning that suicide bombers planned to hit prominent Catholic churches.The Daily Mirror newspaper quoted the findings of initial investigations as saying that the first six major blasts were caused by Islamist suicide bombers and added that two of them had checked a day earlier into the Shangri-La Hotel, one of the three hotels targeted in Colombo.It said that the investigators who broke into Room No 616 “had recovered materials used by radical” Islamist extremists. The Mirror said it was not clear if the bombers were Sri Lankans or foreigners.Authorities said that 35 foreigners were among the dead but their nationalities were not clear.Besides Shangri-La, the other hotels hit were Cinnamon Grand, located near the official residence of the Prime Minister, and Kingsbury Hotel.A Sri Lankan journalist, V. Thanabalasingham, told IANS over telephone that a sense of panic had gripped Colombo, which had given up its overbearing security apparatus ever since the Tamil Tigers were crushed in May 2009, leading to a decade of peace.Photos and videos circulating on social media showed the roof of one church had been almost fully blown away in the blast. The floor was littered with a mixture of roof tiles, splintered wood and blood, media reports said.Many people could be seen covered in blood. Some helped those with more serious injuries. Ambulances, their sirens wailing, rushed the dead and seriously injured to hospitals — once a familiar sight in Colombo.Minister of Economic Reforms Harsha de Silva described the carnage. “Horrible scenes. I saw many body parts strewn all over,” he said.President Sirisena urged the public to be calm and cooperate with the authorities to conduct swift investigations into the blasts. “I am shocked and saddened by the situation.”The government had imposed indefinite curfew across the nation and has temporarily blocked Facebook and Instagram to curb the spread of fake news.AFP quoted the police warning as saying that a foreign intelligence agency had reported that the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ), a Muslim group blamed for attacks on Buddhist shrines, was planning to carry out suicide attacks against prominent churches as well as the Indian High Commission in Colombo.Although Christians form only around 7 per cent of the Sri Lanka’s mainly Buddhist population, they are found both in the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil communities. Read more : 2 Bangladeshis missing in Sri Lanka after blastslast_img read more

US factory orders fell 1 percent in May

first_img 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Mesa family survives lightning strike to home New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, dropped 2.2 percent in May, even weaker than a preliminary report last week that had estimated a 1.8 percent drop. Orders for nondurable goods edged up a slight 0.2 percent.American factories have struggled this year because a strong dollar has made U.S. goods more expensive overseas, hurting American exports. Falling energy prices have also trigged sharp cutbacks in investment spending by oil companies.Those factors, combined with an unusually harsh winter, sent the economy into reverse in the January-March quarter. But economists are optimistic that economic activity rebounded in the April-June quarter to growth of around 2.5 percent and will strengthen further in the second half of this year.They expect continued solid gains in employment will boost household incomes and spur stronger consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity. A separate report Thursday showed that the labor market created a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate dropped to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent.Giving hope that manufacturing prospects are brightening, the Institute for Supply Management reported Wednesday that its gauge of manufacturing activity rose to 53.5 in June, up from 52.8 in May. The June reading matched January’s level for the highest this year, and it offered evidence that manufacturing growth has accelerated over the past two months. Any reading above 50 signals expansion. WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories fell in May by the largest amount in three months, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped for a second month.Factory orders declined 1 percent in May from April, when orders retreated 0.7 percent, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Orders in a category that serves as a proxy for business investment were down 0.4 percent.Much of the weakness in May reflected a big 35.3 percent fall in demand for commercial aircraft. But even outside of the volatile transportation category, orders were up only a tiny 0.1 percent. The lackluster showing suggests that manufacturing is still struggling with challenges such as lower energy prices and a strong dollar, which dampens exports. Top Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

Investigators may ask Greece for help in Laiki probe

first_imgBy Elias HazouINVESTIGATORS here are said to be considering asking Greek authorities for assistance in probing suspected financial crimes in connection to the transfer of some €1.3bn from Laiki Bank to Greece’s Marfin Egnatia Bank prior to their merger.The suggestion has been put to the Attorney-general’s office by a lead investigator on the team currently probing the circumstances leading up to the 2013 financial meltdown in Cyprus. Insolvent Laiki was wound down in March last year as part of an international bailout deal.According to daily Politis, during the course of the probe, police have uncovered that €1.3bn was channelled from Laiki to Marfin Egnatia Bank – controlled by Greek financier Andreas Vgenopoulos – between 2008 and 2011. The two banks merged in 2011.A report found that, in total, from 2008 to 2011 interbank lending from Laiki to Marfin Egnatia shot up from €1.1bn to €4.6bn, of which €1.3bn in loans were granted in dubious circumstances.The dodgy €1.3bn loans went to a number of Greek conglomerates, companies and one individual. In the majority of cases, the loans were granted without adequate collateral for the purpose of investing in shares of companies in which Marfin Investment Group (MIG) – also controlled by Vgenopoulos – had a stake.In some cases the only collateral consisted only of the same shares to be purchased, and in several instances loans were granted to Greek companies in the red, and on favourable terms, including low interest and a long repayment period.Among the shifty loans granted were €270m to IRF European Finance Investments Ltd for investing in shares of MIG and of the hospital ‘Ygeia’ in Greece.MIG itself secured a €30m loan to buy shares in Cyprus Tourism and Development Co Ltd (Hilton) and €28.5m for acquiring stock in Christis Dairies.In effect, the data gathered by investigators map out how Laiki was bled dry during its association with MIG.A Greek parliamentary enquiry had called attention to “serious conflicts of interest” in Laiki’s Greek operations subsequent to the merger.It had loaned money to a community of Greek monks involved in land deals and to others who used the money to support a share sale by MIG, a company linked to Laiki through a shared chairman – Vgenopoulos — until November 2011.It’s generally acknowledged that during Vgenopoulos’ tenure at Laiki there was a relaxing in lending standards in credits made available to Greek businesses with limited guarantees and in some cases with no guarantees whatsoever.Vgenopoulos, who owned more shares in Egnatia and Marfin than Laiki, oversaw the merger of the three thus having an incentive to overvalue the entities he owned more of (Marfin, Egnatia) at the expense of Laiki.The triple merger in 2011 maintained the bank’s headquarters in Cyprus, but the decision backfired spectacularly in the summer of 2012 because the Cypriot government had to include the liabilities of the Greek operations when asked to bail out Laiki in the summer of 2012.In June 2013, a few months after the financial sector crashed, a Cypriot court froze assets worth around €5.3bn belonging to former Laiki Bank strongman Andreas Vgenopoulos and two other people, former Laiki CEO Efthimios Bouloutas and former board member Kyriacos Magiras.The interim court orders, which have a global reach, were secured by the administrator overseeing the resolution of Laiki.MIG meanwhile is seeking compensation via an international arbitration tribunal after its 9.5 per cent stake in Laiki in 2006 whittled down to less than 1.5 per cent.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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