Commute, coffee, after-work drinks: Londoners spend the most money on work-related expenses

Brighton £350 per month Commute, coffee, after-work drinks: Londoners spend the most money on work-related expenses Construction £43,150 Accounting £34,570 Joe Curtis Liverpool £270 per month Lunch £50.50 Birmingham £210 per month How much did you spend on your lunch today?What about after-work drinks? And getting home?If you’re making daily trips to a trendy new sandwich bar every lunchtime, it might be time to rethink your spending: according to new data, Londoners have the priciest work-related outgoings in the UK. Colleagues’ gifts £5.50 While the average Brit spends £205 a month on work-related expenses, that wouldn’t even get Londoners to work and back if they have a morning coffee, according to CV-Library’s research, which shows they spend £425 per month.This is how costs breaks down across the UK: whatsapp That means Londoners can expect to splash out £5,100 a year on work drinks, lunches, stationery and, of course, the all-important daily caffeine hit.That’s quite a dent in anybody’s wage, but surely we go to work to earn money, rather than spend it?Commuting was the biggest expense across the UK, followed closely by lunch, then morning coffees were the next biggest drain on budgets, followed by work socials and the cost of post-it notes and other stationery. Glasgow £200 per month Bristol £360 per month Automotive £32,680 In the capital, workers spend an average of £175.50 per month on travel and £30.50 per month on coffee.Check below for the London breakdown in full: Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said the data should at least help people budget better by seeing what they spend their money on most.“It’s important to take these expenses into consideration when you’re looking for a job. That way, you can choose the location, salary and role that’s going to be most financially beneficial to you,” he added. Edinburgh £254 per month London £425 per month Stationery £5.50 Leeds £294 per month External meetings £50.50 Manchester £170 per month Treating co-workers £25.50 Monday 10 September 2018 1:34 pm Cardiff £305 per month Commuting £175.50 Clothes £50.50 IT £44,180 Office snacks £15.50 Social events £15.50 Coffee £30.50 Engineering £35,700 Over two-thirds of staff want their employers to soak up at least some of these costs, CV-Library learned.But Biggins said: “If they’re offering a competitive enough salary, this should cover a number of these expenses anyway. Some costs such as travel can be unavoidable, but professionals must also be frugal to ensure they’re not needlessly spending their wages.”If your expenses are too high for your salary, CV-Library also outlined some of the UK’s highest salaries. Share whatsapp read more

News / Warning to shippers that delay signing contracts with container lines: rates could jump 40%

first_img By Mike Wackett 20/01/2017 Peter Mautsch Ocean carriers were in confident mood this week, with most container lines announcing increased FAK (freight all kinds) rates from 1 February.The dilemma for those Asia Europe shippers out of contract – in a tradelane where contract rates generally run from 1 January to 31 December – is whether to hold off signing new higher rate deals until after the Chinese New Year.It recent years it has been a smart tactic for shippers to hang on until the holiday, which this year starts on 28 January, when demand traditionally weakens.But, analysts have warned that this year postponing rate negotiations with carriers comes with a health warning.And in a chilling message for shippers, Drewry said that in “worst case scenarios” contract rates could leap by as much as 40% this year.It added this week that it expected average contract rates to rise by 12% and by 14% on the main east-west routes.Patrik Berglund, CEO of container freight pricing platform Xeneta, said: “I think it is a big risk that shippers / BCOs have postponed their contract negotiations.”He believes it might now be better for them to wait until the end of the first quarter to resume rate negotiations, to see what happens post-CNY.However, he added: “I’ve got to stress that this is a risk, because, if the rate increase related to the CNY stays, then shippers will be worse off.”Meanwhile, there was no significant movement in container spot rates this week ahead of the Chinese new year holiday.The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) recorded spot rates for Asia-North European and Mediterranean ports at $1,052 and $1,004 per teu respectively, both ticking down marginally on the week.And for the transpacific, SCFI spot rates were off just 2.3% on the week for the US west coast, at $2,167 per 40ft, while for east coast ports, rates were up 1.5% to $3,647 per 40ft.Traditionally spot rates fall during the lunar holiday and the immediate period following, due to soft demand, but this year could buck that trend due to high load factors on export vessels ex Asia, resulting in a significant rollover of cargo.Anecdotal reports coming into The Loadstar indicate that most voyages bound for Northern Europe are overbooked, and that carriers are being “selective” over the containers they load, leaving low-rated contract cargo on the quayside.As a consequence, one senior manager of an Asia-UK NVOCC told The Loadstar this week he had been obliged to pay higher spot rates to secure space, despite having a rolling contract in place with a number of carriers.Meanwhile, Westbound Shipping Services, an NVOCC based at DP World London Gateway, said this week it had been approached by many companies who had hitherto enjoyed sub-economic freight rates, but were now experiencing major service issues.Commenting further on the low rates still being touted in the market, Westbound warned: “The catch simply is: the vessels are full so low rates are not worth the digital screen they are typed on!”last_img read more

News / FMC commissioner slams green light for joint tug booking by foreign ro-ro carriers

first_img The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) will allow a consortium of ro-ro shipping lines to jointly negotiate the procurement of tug services at US ports, but the decision was not unanimous.Last week, the FMC voted four-to-one in favour of allowing an amendment to the service agreement between international car carriers Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), Eukor, American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) and Hyundai Glovis.FMC chairman Mario Cordero said: “Careful analysis of what was proposed yielded no concerns about potential anticompetitive behaviour, or adverse consequences to ports or the American shipper.“Ultimately, this amendment should increase efficiencies, benefiting our nation’s port gateways.”However, commissioner William Doyle voted to reject the amendment, claiming that allowing foreign carriers to negotiate collectively for US-flagged tug services went “beyond the scope of the Shipping Act”.Mr Doyle added that the maritime business community had raised objections and that “tens of thousands of family wage jobs are supported by these services”.Mr Doyle quoted from the American Waterways Operators’ objection to the amendment which suggested: “Such a provision would allow ocean carriers to gain an advantaged bargaining position.”He argued the FMC concession “tilts the playing field” and “opens the door to anti-competitive behaviour”.The amendment could set a precedent which could spark a similar move by container carriers.The THE Alliance agreement (filed with and approved by the FMC and can be accessed here) between container carriers Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, MOL, NYK and Yang Ming states in Article 5.2 (l) that the parties are allowed to jointly contract with tug operators “provided they are procured outside the United States”.Mr Doyle was directly involved with the THE Alliance agreement discussions and enthused that the grouping was the first to provide safeguards in case of a failure of one of its members, responding to the concerns of shippers in the wake of the Hanjin bankruptcy.The wording in Section 7.4 of THE Alliance agreement authorises the remaining (non-bankrupt) parties to “make financial or operational arrangements directly with shippers, providers of vessel space to the affected Line … agents service providers and sub-contractors … and other measures necessary to maintain continuity of operations and to minimise disruption or congestion.”Mr Doyle said that the intent of the “framework language” in THE Alliance agreement was to avoid a repeat of the significant disruption to the supply chain caused by the sudden crash of Hanjin Shipping in August last year.He added that the members of the Ocean Alliance are “in the process of reviewing their safeguard offerings post-Hanjin”, and noted that the 2M had “recently announced that it had safeguards in place for its strategic operation agreement with HMM”. © Jorg Hackemann | Dreamstime.com – Cargo ship wallenius wilhelmsen By Mike Wackett 24/01/2017last_img read more

We ventured into the Medicare Part D drug plan forest — and got lost

first_imgLeave this field empty if you’re human: We knew we weren’t making a completely informed choice: We hadn’t compared the costs for all 25 companies and were relying on a good experience during a single telephone call with an individual in a company’s sales division. Would the experience be just as good if an issue with a medication arose later? We hoped so, but had no data to support that inference.When we began to explore Medicare Part D, we wondered if people with few resources could navigate the world of Medicare and its drug programs. Our conclusion is that no one, no matter what resources they have available, can make an informed choice because the system is so convoluted.All of us need a better system. Ideally, there would be one reasonably priced plan and subsidies for those who might struggle to pay for their prescription drugs. If the ideal can’t be realized, then reducing choices to facilitate the ability of participants to make decisions would be a helpful first step. If 25 companies want to bid for participation, then a state agency should select the best five or six plans and let Medicare recipients choose among these few survivors.Reducing choices, however, is only a minor improvement. The present system confuses everyone — rich and poor, those with a lot of formal education and those with little — and doesn’t serve the interests of elderly patients.We need a system for choosing Medicare Part D plans that is straightforward and easy to navigate, not one that is inscrutable, frustrating, and impenetrable.Michael Altman was an equity partner in several Boston law firms and a law professor before retiring. I got some answers by chatting online with Medicare. The Medicare chatterer said I should ignore the drug tier and copay information and just look at the list of drug costs. The lawyer in me prompted me to ask this: “Why does Medicare list the drug tier levels and the co-pays on the first pages of the site if that data has no relevance to the consumer?”“I don’t know,” the chatterer tonelessly replied.advertisement [email protected] Back to the Medicare website. We chose three prescription drugs we ordinarily use, such as Symbicort, plus several others we use less frequently, such as an inhaler for allergy season. But we had to abandon the latter because the site does not allow users to learn the cost of a medication used only once or twice a year.To resolve the cost issue, I called two companies to explore the details of their coverage.The conversation with Company One was a disaster. The representative was not very knowledgeable and it was difficult to communicate with him. We asked about Shingrix, the new shingles vaccine, and even after spelling it three times couldn’t get a clear answer. As we talked, the Company One representative disappeared for a few minutes at a time to talk to a supervisor, but would not let me talk directly with her.I was finally told that getting Shingrix from Company One would cost $295 for each of the two vaccinations. The representative also told me, after several delays and numerous questions, that Symbicort, an inhaler, would first cost $365 and then $48 after the deductible was satisfied. Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson We had initially looked at Company One because its monthly premium was lower than the others, even though it received a rating of only 3.5 stars on Medicare’s comparison website. My phone call, along with what appeared to be higher costs for our medications, led me to call Company Two.That company’s representative was easy to communicate with and answered all of my questions in about 15 minutes — a far cry from the 2.5 hours I spent talking with Company One. I learned from Company Two that the initial Shingrix shot costs $147 and the follow-up shot cost $37.We quickly understood why Company Two got a 5-star rating on the Medicare site, and why the difference between 3.5 stars and 5 stars is substantial.By this time, we had spent close to ten hours trying to understand and then choose a Medicare prescription drug plan and had examined only two companies.We chose Company Two because the thought of exploring more companies was too painful and Company Two’s representative was clear, knowledgeable, and pleasant to talk to. Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Please enter a valid email address. Trending Now: Adobe My wife and I recently became eligible for Medicare’s prescription drug coverage, known as Medicare Part D. I am a retired lawyer who specialized in complex cases and Barbara has worked as a primary care doctor and associate professor at Harvard Medical School for many years. We assumed that choosing a plan would be a straightforward and easily accomplished chore. We couldn’t have been more wrong.The odyssey — which it truly became — began as soon as we logged into the Medicare web site that “facilitates” drug plan comparisons. Our first inkling of trouble afoot was the abundance of choices, 25 of them, in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where we live.The website gives consumers numerous variables to evaluate: tier level, drug costs (before and after meeting deductible, in and after the “coverage gap”) and co-pays. It also lists deductibles and premium costs for each plan. We dutifully tried to prepare a spread sheet to more easily compare five plans, but then thought about trying to find answers to this question: What is the relationship between tiers, copays, and listed drug costs for four different medications?advertisement Seniors paid more for generics in Medicare Part D plans About the Author Reprints By Michael Altman Dec. 30, 2019 Reprints Related: First OpinionWe ventured into the Medicare Part D drug plan forest — and got lost Michael Altman Privacy Policy Tags Medicarelast_img read more

Mongolian President’s Speech Raises Eyebrows

first_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AvatarChris Green SHARE Mongolian President’s Speech Raises Eyebrows Facebook Twitter [imText1]A speech given at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang by the president of Mongolia late last month has caused raised eyebrows for its starkly critical portrayal of the follies of tyrannical rule and the repression of human rights.President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj delivered the speech on the final day of his visit to North Korea. Mongolia has traditionally maintained friendly relations with the North, but the tenor of the speech is bound to have caused surprise even though it was delivered before an audience of relative loyalists.The most notable element was the way President Elbegdorj linked the nature of tyrannous governance to prospects for economic development, stating: “No tyranny lasts for ever. It is the desire of the people to live free that is the eternal power,” and that, “Over twenty years ago, the sheer share of the private sector in Mongolia’s GDP was less than 10%, whereas today it accounts for over 80%. So, a free society is a path to go, a way to live, rather than a goal to accomplish.”“We do not hide our shadow,” he went on. “Our mistakes and our lessons are open. Freedom is a system where one can make a mistake, and also learn from the mistake. The path a free and open society walks on is a learning process itself.” President Elbegdorj also commented in the speech on the need to foreswear nuclear weapons (Mongolia is a self-declared nuclear-free zone) and capital punishment (which Mongolia has also abolished). According to the presidential office, the North Korean side put forward the topic of the speech, Mongolia’s foreign policy and the relations between Mongolia and North Korea. However, he was requested not to employ the words “democracy” or “market economy” it it. Although he offered to take questions, none were asked. President Elbegdorj is just 50 years old. However, he has a long career of pro-democracy activities behind him, and played a major role in freeing Mongolia from communist rule in 1990. The full text of his speech to Kim Il Sung University is reproduced below.center_img News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Chris Green – 2013.11.15 8:22pm last_img read more

Changes for credit rating agencies would align rules with global standards

first_imgJames Langton Canadian securities regulators are proposing a series of rule changes that would bring their oversight of credit rating agencies in line with the requirements adopted by global regulators. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published on Thursday a set of proposed rule changes, with comments due by Oct. 4. The proposals are intended to align the Canadian regime with the latest version of the code of conduct issued by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), and new European Union (EU) requirements. “If the proposed amendments relating to EU equivalency and the IOSCO code revision are enacted, investors may benefit from the additional safeguards … that [regulated rating agencies] will be required to follow,” the CSA says in its notice setting out the proposed changes. In particular, the CSA highlights additional measures to protect the integrity of the rating process, ensure that investors and issuers are treated fairly, and safeguard confidential material information provided by issuers. “We believe it is important that Canadian rules reflect the high standards of the IOSCO code,” said Louis Morisset, chair of the CSA and president and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). The CSA is also seeking revisions to its rules to bring its requirements in line with the EU rules. The goal is to ensure that the EU continues to recognize the Canadian regime as “equivalent”, which would allow Canadian ratings to continue to be used in Europe after the new EU requirements come into effect on June 1, 2018. “Continued EU equivalency is important for Canadian issuers that pay for such a credit rating and sell their rated securities to EU investors, investment dealers that structure cross-border transactions involving rated securities of Canadian issuers on the basis of EU equivalency, and institutional investors that use such a credit rating for regulatory purposes in the EU,” it says. The CSA notes that certain rating agencies have already revised their policies and procedures to comply with the latest edition of the IOSCO code, and the EU rules. At the same time, the CSA is also proposing amendments to certain rules designed to recognize the credit ratings of Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. for issuers of asset-backed securities. “At this time, CSA staff do not anticipate proposing that Kroll be designated as a [regulated rating agency] for purposes of other credit rating provisions in securities rules and policies,” it says. Keywords Credit ratingsCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators ESG ratings need regulation: ESMA Related newscenter_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Premature retraction of government supports poses risks Share this article and your comments with peers on social media ESMA sanctions Moody’s for conflict violationslast_img read more

Transport Minister Says Replacement of Alligator Church Bridge to Take Priority

first_imgRelatedTransport Minister Says Replacement of Alligator Church Bridge to Take Priority Transport Minister Says Replacement of Alligator Church Bridge to Take Priority UncategorizedDecember 12, 2007 RelatedTransport Minister Says Replacement of Alligator Church Bridge to Take Priority FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry, has said that the construction of a new bridge to replace the old Alligator Church Bridge in Portland will be a priority for the Ministry in the 2008/09 financial year.The Minister, who was speaking in the House of Representatives on (Dec. 11), said that the National Works Agency will be putting to tender, the contract for the works, noting that the agency already had some of the parts for the bridge.He said that an alternative route will be prepared, which the public will be asked to use during the construction phase.“Also as customary, we will, before commencement of the works, host a community/town planning meeting through which we will invite the residents, motorist and business interests of the area to air any concerns they may have in relation to the construction of the bridge, and for us to provide relevant feedback,” Mr. Henry said.He informed that work to replace the bridge begun in 2002, but due to failures on the part of the contractor, the contract was terminated. The project was re-tendered in 2005 but up to 2007/08, funding had not been found.The bridge, which is more than 70 years old, has deteriorated over the years and is beyond feasible repairs.center_img RelatedTransport Minister Says Replacement of Alligator Church Bridge to Take Priority Advertisementslast_img read more

Hanover Health Department Addresses Rodent Problem in Lucea

first_imgRelatedHanover Health Department Addresses Rodent Problem in Lucea FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Hanover Health Department has embarked on an extensive rodent eradication programme in Lucea, Hanover, to combat the increase in rodents in that town. “The problem of rodents in the town has resurfaced. We have started rebaiting critical areas especially in the commercial district, the market area and in the commercial area just last Friday,” Chief Public Health Inspector for Hanover, Derrick Storer, informed while presenting a report at the monthly meeting of the Hanover Parish Council, on Thursday, (Jan. 10).“We also have to advise some of the entrepreneurs to do rat-proofing of their premises,” he said.Mr. Storer expressed the view that insufficient solid waste management and poor drainage and sewerage systems in Lucea was a source of the recurrent rodent problem that is being experienced.“Unless we can get the infrastructure right, clean the drains regularly, get rid of the garbage on a timely basis, put in a sewage system, we will still have problems with rodents,” he emphasized.The Chief Public Health Inspector explained that over the next few weeks the Department will endeavour to control the continuously increasing rat population in the town.Meanwhile, in agreeing that these were the main causes for the rodent situation, Mayor of Lucea, Councillor Lloyd Hill, congratulated the Public Health Department for being on top of the situation, and urged further action by way of serving notices on individuals and businesses that are found guilty of not disposing of their garbage in a suitable manner. RelatedHanover Health Department Addresses Rodent Problem in Lucea RelatedHanover Health Department Addresses Rodent Problem in Luceacenter_img Advertisements Hanover Health Department Addresses Rodent Problem in Lucea UncategorizedJanuary 14, 2008last_img read more

Lastminute.com commits to refund over £7m for cancelled holidays

first_imgLastminute.com commits to refund over £7m for cancelled holidays The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating lastminute.com after receiving hundreds of complaints that people were not receiving refunds for package holidays cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.More than 9,000 customers whose holidays were cancelled by lastminute.com are currently awaiting refunds, amounting to over £7 million. Many of these will have had to wait more than 14 days, exceeding the repayment window required by law. Following CMA intervention, lastminute.com has now signed formal commitments – known as ‘undertakings’ – to pay these refunds as soon as possible and by 31 January at the latest.The commitments secured by the CMA will also mean that anyone entitled to a refund for a holiday cancelled by lastminute.com on or after 3 December 2020 will be paid within 14 days.To ensure that lastminute.com adheres to its commitments, the company must provide the CMA with regular reports on the progress of its refunds.Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive of the CMA, said:Online travel agents have a legal responsibility to provide prompt refunds to customers whose holidays have been cancelled due to coronavirus – irrespective of whether the agent received refunds from airlines and accommodation providers.Our action today means that customers whose holidays were cancelled by lastminute.com will receive their money back without undue delay.The CMA is continuing to investigate package holiday firms following concerns that people are not getting the refunds they’re entitled to when bookings can’t go ahead because of the pandemic. If we find that businesses are breaching consumer protection law, we will not hesitate to take further action.Today’s announcement follows significant action by the CMA in relation to holiday cancellations. It has written to over 100 package holiday firms to remind them of their obligations to comply with consumer protection law, and has already secured refund commitments from Virgin Holidays, /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:coronavirus, Government, Holiday, Internet, investigation, law, money, online, pandemic, travel, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Around 20 UN peacekeepers injured in major attack on MINUSMA base

first_imgAround 20 UN peacekeepers injured in major attack on MINUSMA base The United NationsSome 20 UN peacekeepers serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, were injured on Wednesday, after their temporary base came under attack in the restive central region of the country.In a statement, MINUSMA said that the ‘blue helmets’ under fire were able to repel the attackers, who fled after delivering a “robust response”. The base was located in Kéréna, in the vicinity of Douentza, where peacekeepers have been carrying out numerous security operations in recent months, according to head of the mission.I strongly condemn today’s attack on a @UN_MINUSMA base in central #Mali, which caused injuries to 20 @UNPeacekeeping personnel. It is unacceptable that our committed peacekeepers keep coming under fire while simply carrying out their mandates.— UN GA President (@UN_PGA) February 10, 2021 It has been a deadly year so far for those putting their lives on the line from the mission. Five peacekeepers died in one week during attacks in mid-January.‘Cowardly attack’Special Representative and MINUSCA chief, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, “strongly condemns this cowardly attack against the peacekeepers”, said the statement, adding that the main objective of the UN security operations has been “to help reduce violence against populations, restore calm in areas where community tensions are reported, and reduce the threat of improvised explosive devices”.The Malian Government has been seeking to restore stability and rebuild the volatile country’s institutions following a series of setbacks since early 2012 that fractured the country, including a failed coup d’état, renewed fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels, and the short-lived seizure of its northern territory by radical extremists.Last year military leaders staged a coup, and in September, agreed to establish a transitional Government for a period of 18 months, promising fresh elections and a return to civilian rule.Mali for the MaliansThe MINUSMA chief has ensured that “all measures” have been taken the ensure the injured blue helmets “receive prompt and appropriate treatment”, according to the press release, and he wished all of those serving in what is the world’s most dangerous peacekeeping operation, a speedy and full recovery.Mr. Annadif said that operations by MINUSMA troops to secure areas from extremist and other armed groups, were succeeding against “the enemies of peace”, and that the mission remained committed “alongside the Malians, for the Malians.” /UN News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Attack, community, election, extremist, fire, Government, Mali, military, operation, President, press, security, treatment, UN, violence, worldlast_img read more