November 15, 2019

Asset recovery 2016: Trends

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From Who’s Who Legal Although the days of the large Ponzi scheme cases seem to be a thing of the past, the number of frauds perpetrated worldwide is on the rise. Global asset recovery practitioners reported a busy year with no let up in their caseloads. As fraudsters become more sophisticated, the lawyers working in […]

Kick, jump and play your way to renewable energy with these empowering products

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BY STEPHANIE WALDEN From Mashable Soccer, or football as it’s known in most countries and cultures, is the unequivocally most popular sport in the world. Globally, around 270 million people play the game. Here’s another global trend that’s considerably more grim: Nearly 1.2 billion people — almost one-fifth of humanity — lack access to reliable […]

Anti-corruption summit: Cameron plans to name foreign property owners

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From BBC Foreign firms that own property in the UK will have to declare their assets publicly in a bid to stamp out money-laundering, the government says. Companies will have to be on a new register if they hold property or want to compete for government contracts. The move comes as Prime Minister David Cameron […]

Nigeria calls on anti-corruption summit to back registers of ownership [Cayman Islands ‘under pressure’]

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By Patrick Wintour From The Guardian UK Ahead of UK summit, minister says registers will help indentify individuals laundering public funds offshore Workers trying to tie a pipe at an oil refinery in Nigeria Nigeria has called on an anti-corruption summit in the UK next week to support publicly accessible registers of beneficial ownership. It says […]

Demolishing srereotypes

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Clark University’s Caribbean and African students demolish stereotypes By Kaiomi Inniss From Odyssey All Africans are whaaat? Stereotypes; they are everywhere. Usually perpetuated by the mass media, stereotypes usually become labels for certain cultures, races, ethnicities and/or religions. Caribbean and African students at Clark University, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, have decided to be proactive in […]

Jamaican woman becomes queen in Nigeria

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A Jamaican woman became the queen in a Yoruba kingdom, and her people are so excited, they made a story out of it. The Imperial ruler of Iwo kingdom, Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, met and married his wife, a Jamaican known as Chanel Chin, in Canada early this year. 32-year-old Chanel Chin, […]

Nigeria’s NNPC ‘failed to pay’ $16bn in oil revenues

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From BBC Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer Nigeria’s state-owned oil company has failed to pay the government $16bn (£11bn) in a suspected fraud, according to an official audit. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) provided no explanation for the missing funds, the auditor general told MPs. Oil revenue accounts for two-thirds of the government’s […]

Pope condemns persecution of Christians, other religions/ HM Queen Elizabeth II

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From Newsmax Pope Francis roundly condemned jihadist violence and the “brutal persecution” of religious minorities this year in a Christmas message to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of others. Speaking to a packed crowd outside Saint Peter’s Basilica, the popular Argentine pontiff also made a strong call to end violence wrought against children […]

African, Caribbean and American cultures collide

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By Gabrielle Pomerantz  From The Brown and White Lehigh students gathered in the Women’s Center on Thursday to discuss differences between African and Caribbean cultures and American culture. The event started off with an icebreaker where each attendee mentioned African or Caribbean locations they have visited. Students then began pointing out the key differences they […]

Corruption ‘impoverishes and kills millions’

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From BBC The ONE group says money lost because of corruption would otherwise be spent on school and medicine A report by the anti-poverty organisation One says much of the progress made over the past two decades in tackling extreme poverty has been put at risk by corruption and crime. Corrupt activities include the use […]