25 февраля, 00:45

South Africa To Cut All Diplomatic Ties With Israel

Via MiddleEastMonitor.com, The South African government is intending to cut diplomatic ties with Israel in protest of its treatment of the Palestinian people, the country’s Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor announced yesterday. Pandor informed parliamentarians of the government’s resolution during a ten-hour joint debate on South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) that he delivered last week. “The majority party has agreed, that government must cut diplomatic ties with Israel, given the absence of genuine initiatives by Israel to secure lasting peace and a viable two-state solution that includes full freedom and democracy for the Palestinian people,” she said. The comments were made in response to opposition leader Kenneth Meshoe, who had argued that it was disappointing that national and provincial authorities in South Africa had refused help from Israeli companies to address the country’s current water crisis. However, the proposal was applauded by parliamentarians and Pandor, who is expected to be appointed vice president in Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet, was given a standing ovation as she left the podium. The government’s decision was further confirmed on the South African Parliament’s official Twitter account. #Pandor: The majority party has resolved that government must cut diplomatic ties with Israel #SONADebate — Parliament of RSA (@ParliamentofRSA) February 19, 2018 South Africa has been a staunch ally of the Palestinian struggle and regularly spoken out against the atrocities committed by the Israeli government. Last month, the South African representative to the UN told the Human Rights Council that Israel is the “only state in the world that can be described as an apartheid state”, just days after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party called for government ministers to strengthen the country’s visa restrictions with Israel. Last year, the government also resolved  to downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel to a liaison office, and cautioned Tel Aviv for blacklisting supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which included prominent figures of the ANC. The BDS South Africa campaign has witnessed significant support from the nation’s public, with universities and churches backing a cultural and economic boycott of Israel affiliated organisations.

17 февраля, 17:05

South Africans react to Ramaphosa speech

The new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, promised to cut unemployment, boost the economy and tackle widespread corruption in his first SONA, but many in South Africa are anxious to see if he can deliver.

16 февраля, 12:56

🇿🇦 Cyril Ramaphosa set to give his first SONA

President Ramaphosa was sworn in as the fifth president of the Republic of South Africa on Thursday, February 15. Ramaphosa pledged not to disappoint South Africans, as he took over from his predecessor, Jacob Zuma. Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports from Johannesburg, South Africa. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

16 февраля, 12:49

Cyril Ramaphosa set to give his first SONA

South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa is set to give his first State of the Nation Address and is expected to appoint a new cabinet.

22 января, 14:43

Take the Path Less Trodden & Buy These 5 Rising P/E Stocks

Cross the age-old barrier of low P/E investing and bet on these five stocks that boast a rising P/E.

23 октября 2017, 04:00

Duterte’s Art of the Deal

Richard Javad Heydarian Security, Asia America suffers from a credibility gap in the Philippines, and Duterte has exploited this with conviction and verve. Editor’s Note: The following are excerpts from Richard Javad Heydarian’s latest book The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). “I will be chartering [sic] a [new] course [for the Philippines] on its own and will not be dependent on the United States,” Duterte declared right after securing electoral victory. Without a doubt, it was an audacious statement from the then newly-elected Filipino president, who was set to take over one of America’s oldest and most loyal allies in history. At first, not many, including those within the diplomatic community, took his words too seriously, with some dismissing the “nationalistic” statements as soaring rhetoric bereft of policy substance. After all, Duterte himself began to communicate a more pragmatic strand of leadership as he inched closer to formally occupying the highest office in the land. Weeks before his inauguration, Duterte sought to reassure the media that it will be his “last time as a rude person.” Duterte promised that, “[w]hen I become president, when I take my oath of office…There will be a metamorphosis,” whereby he will “steadily [evolve] from a caterpillar [and] blossom into a butterfly.” The same message of reassurance was more than abundant during his inauguration and first State of the Nation Address (SONA) speeches. “On the international front and in the community of nations, let me reiterate that the Republic of the Philippines will honor treaties and international obligations,” he remarked during his unusually subdued inauguration speech (June 30). Read full article

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26 сентября 2017, 16:03

Kohl's Chief Operating Officer Sona Chawla will become president of the company

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17 марта 2017, 17:45

Trump Tweets St. Patrick’s Day Greeting In Irish Gaelic, But Spells It Wrong

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); President Donald Trump used Twitter to wish Irish people around the world a happy St. Patrick’s Day in Irish Gaelic. But there was a slight problem with his well-intentioned Friday morning tweet in that he misspelled one of the words. Instead of correctly translating St. Patrick’s Day as “Lá Fhéile Pádraig,” he erroneously posted “Lá Fheile Phadraig.” Happy Lá Fheile Phadraig to all of my great Irish friends!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2017 Twitter users immediately spotted the additional “h” in the third word and delightedly pointed it out (some more savagely than others). @realDonaldTrump it's "Lá fhéile Pádraig" ya stupid orange git! #illegitimatepresident #dumbass #unfit #unqualified #spellcheck #resist— matt santorelli (@inkswellStudios) March 17, 2017 @realDonaldTrump You misspelled Padraig. Typical.— Alan Greenspan (@spangreen) March 17, 2017 Really? @realDonaldTrump - "Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit" is correct. But then why start now?— Kathleen Obrahalahan (@obrah318) March 17, 2017 @realDonaldTrump You spelt it wrong...'Lá Fhéile Pádraig' — Lorcan O'Connor (@LorcanOConnor2) March 17, 2017 @realDonaldTrump Slight correction: It's "Lá Fhéile Pádraig." You don't need a séimhiú on "Pádraig," and you forgot the fada.— William Brennan (@wm_brennan) March 17, 2017 It’s the latest St. Patrick’s Day-linked gaffe from Trump and his administration. At Thursday’s Friends Of Ireland luncheon in Washington D.C., Trump was widely ridiculed for reciting a proverb for his “Irish friends” ― which turned out to probably not be Irish at all ― and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) held up a lackluster pint of Guinness and got seriously dragged on Twitter. Team Trump’s green St. Patrick’s Day edition of its “Make America Great Again” hats were also found to feature a four-leaf clover, instead of the shamrock associated with the day, stitched on the back. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=58cbc952e4b0ec9d29daf67a,58cb8c49e4b0be71dcf35dbb,58bfac3ee4b0c3276fb77f59,58a760a9e4b07602ad548ad0 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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08 февраля 2017, 12:13

SA troops 'to keep order' in parliament

Opposition parties condemn the deployment of troops for the president's speech as a "declaration of war".

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30 декабря 2016, 20:57

BRIEF-Glintt completes sale of photovoltaic plant in Evora

* Completes sale of photovoltaic plant in Evora to Sonae Capital's unit Capwatt II - Heat Power Source text: http://bit.ly/2hUaZJ0 Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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28 октября 2016, 19:41

BRIEF-Glintt to sell photovoltaic plant in Evora for 2.65 million euros

* Says reached an agreement to sell assets a photovoltaic plant in Evora for 2.65 million euros ($2.90 million) to a unit of Sonae Capital

17 сентября 2016, 02:42

BB&T Corporation Terminates Loss Share Agreement with FDIC

BB&T Corporation (BBT) has announced an early termination of its loss share agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). It had entered the agreement in 2009 through its subsidiary Branch Bank (Branch Banking and Trust Company).

14 сентября 2016, 16:40

Regions Financial to Pay $52.4M in a Settlement with DOJ

Regions Bank, a subsidiary of Regions Financial Corporation (RF), announced that it has agreed to pay $52.4 million to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve the allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

08 сентября 2016, 15:47

Why Has First NBC Bank (FNBC) Tanked 67% Year to Date?

Here's why First NBC Bank (FNBC) has tumbled over 67% so far this year.

19 августа 2016, 16:36

Synovus Financial (SNV) to Acquire Entaire to Fuel Growth

Synovus Financial Corporation (SNV) announced signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Atlanta-based specialty financial services company, Entaire Global Companies, Inc.

15 августа 2016, 16:10

Bank of Ozarks Expands Via Acquisitions, Costs Woe Lingers

Despite mounting expenses and margin compression, Bank of the Ozarks' inorganic growth strategy assures a steady growth ahead.

11 августа 2016, 13:04

Hancock (HBHC): 7 Reasons to Add Stock to Portfolio Now

Why you should consider adding Hancock (HBHC) stock to your portfolio?

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10 августа 2016, 15:42

Hancock Upped to Strong Buy on Solid Q2 Results & Outlook

On Aug 3, 2016, the Zacks Investment Research upgraded Gulfport-based Hancock Holding Company (HBHC) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

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28 июля 2016, 13:51

Hilltop Holdings (HTH) Q2 Earnings Miss Estimates, Up Y/Y

Hilltop Holdings (HTH) year over year led by higher non-interest income and a decline in total interest expense.