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NATO releases satellite imagery showing Russian combat troops inside Ukraine

28 Aug. 2014

NATOs Allied Command Operations in Mons, Belgium on Thursday (28 August 2014) released new satellite imagery that show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. “Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russias military interference in Ukraine, said Brigadier General Nico Tak, Director of the Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre at Allied Command Operations. “The satellite images released today provide additional evidence that Russian combat soldiers, equipped with sophisticated heavy weaponry, are operating inside Ukraines sovereign territory, he said

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offshore jurisdictions explained

A tax haven is a country that exempts foreign investors who hold bank accounts or set up companies in its territory from taxes. Typically, two different tax systems exist together:

While citizens and corporations residing in the country are required to pay their taxes like elsewhere in the world, foreign investors enjoy, in most cases, total exemption, or at least a substantial reduction of taxes to be paid. Provided they do not carry on business within the tax haven itself. States that apply this kind of tax policies do so with the intention of attracting foreign deposits to strengthen their economy. Most of them are tiny nations with few natural or industrial resources. Their whole existence would be threatened were it not for the booming financial industry growing in the shadow of foreign capital.

Tax havens, also called offshore jurisdictions, have attracted an increasing number of foreign investors, especially in recent decades. Usually they are people and businesses fleeing their own countrys tax collecting voracity in search of a more favorable business environment. This is not surprising, since in some countries with high taxes, especially in Europe, the taxes paid by a person or business account for up to 50% of their profit.

This capital flight, of course, is not viewed favorably by tax officials of the countries that suffer from it, as in the end an important part of their tax revenue gets away. Therefore, they have tried to react with different measures to hinder the transfer of assets to tax havens or to make it unattractive.

But the new world order that emerged with the globalization of the economy makes it difficult to exert effective control over the movement of money. Trying to hinder the free flow of capital clashes with the claims of global trade liberalization, which is defended by, besides most companies and governments, also by such important institutions as the World Bank, the WTO (World Trade Organization) and the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development).

On the other hand, the legal measures taken with the intention of hindering the outflow of capital, and which usually consist of an unfavorable tax treatment of investments in tax havens, have not yielded the expected results either.

This is because it is relatively easy to hide the ownership of offshore corporations or offshore bank accounts, so many people have simply opted to conduct their operations in secret.

The main actions have been aimed at putting pressure on the governments of tax havens seeking to limit their confidentiality laws and bank secrecy. This is currently being done through various international organizations, usually under the banner of combating terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering networks.

The OECD, the G-20 and the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) are the most active bodies in this field. In any case, the solution to the problem is very complex, since for many of these countries their own survival as a nation is what is at stake, having no other viable economic alternatives.

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Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) January 31, 2014

Innovative internet marketing company, SEO National, recently opened a new office for its Utah SEO operations. Just 20 minutes North of Salt Lake City, SEO National is an internet marketing company that focuses on search marketing and reputation management.

President of the SEO company, Damon Burton, comments about the new location, “Being centrally located in Davis County is great for our operations. Being just so close to both Salt Lake City and Ogden allows us to position ourselves for face-to-face interactions with our clients in two of Utah’s largest business areas.” He continues, “Additionally, Davis County itself, particularly Layton, has had quite an increase in small business growth in recent years. We want to be able to service neighboring businesses that share our appreciation for operating out of Utah.”

SEO National is just one internet or technology company among many that have opened up offices in Utah. In addition to eBay and backcountry.com being in Utah, another recent heavy hitter that moved in is Adobe. With a near 100-point checklist that every client’s website goes through, SEO National offers extensive on-page and off-page search engine optimization. Priding themselves on continually reading up on the latest Google Algorithm changes, and they focus on quality over quantity when it comes to fulfillment of important optimization variables.

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In addition to increasing a company’s website exposure on search engines, SEO National also cleans up the mess that is often created by more careless agencies. With poor fulfillment from other search marketing firms, websites can get SEO penalties from Google due to bad marketing practices. While some may experience temporary gains from risky optimization, once Google catches on to a poor pattern websites can lose 50% or more of their traffic. SEO National works to undo poor fulfillment and restore a trustworthy relationship between a penalized website and the major search engines.

To see how SEO National can help increase your online exposure, call 1-855-SEO-NATL (1-855-736-6285). For a free optimization review, visit seonational.com for an instant report download.

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Beaches to be replenished with sand

12:00pm Monday 27th January 2014 in News

BEACHES around Bridport and Lyme Regis harbours will benefit from sand replenishment in the coming weeks to help restore sea defences.

Strong tides have re-shaped and stripped the beaches following the recent severe weather.

Routine annual outer harbour dredging will coincide with the beach replenishment and the sand recovered will be used to restore the beaches.

Councillor Robert Gould, leader of West Dorset District Council, said: These annual works are crucial to ensuring coast defences are maintained and harbour operations run smoothly.

We try to limit the inconvenience by doing the works out of season, but we would like to apologise in advance for any disruption caused by the work.

The dredging will improve access and navigation for boats in and out of both harbours.

Work is dependent on the tides and it may be necessary to carry out the dredging at night, but the district council will endeavour to keep any noise disruption to a minimum.

Work starts in Lyme Regis Harbour on Wednesday with Bridport harbour following suit in early March.

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WW2: Peleliu Island Operations, Palau Group, West Caroline Islands, West Pacific (Oct. 1944)
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Mumbai, Feb 25:

Liberty Videocon General Insurance, the newest entrant in the general insurance space, is targeting a premium collection of Rs 120 crore by December 2013.

The company is the 27{+t}{+h} insurer in the Indian general insurance space. It received licence from the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) in May 2012.

Liberty Videocon has received the regulators approval to launch products in the fire, engineering, and motor insurance space.

The company is awaiting the regulators approval for launching personal accident cover and a health insurance product.

Liberty Videocon will focus on a balanced mix of commercial and retail products. To ensure efficient distribution of products, the company will create a wide network of corporate agents and also leverage bancassurance opportunities, said Roopam Asthana, CEO, Liberty Videocon.

We will begin our operations in seven cities initially and scale it up going ahead, said Asthana.

The insurer commenced business with an initial capital of Rs 350 crore and aims to breakeven in 5-6 years.

The company has a team of 150 professionals and is looking to hire 320 professionals and 1,000 agents by the end of the year. It plans to have a network of 25 branches by next year.

Liberty Videocon is a joint venture between Videocon Industries (74 per cent stake) and US-based Liberty City state Holdings PTE Ltd (26 per cent stake).

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New Delhi, Nov 6:

Footwear major Liberty Shoes has set its eyes on fashion. As a part of its strategy to cater to the fashion community, the company has scrapped the forecast model and moved to a replenishment model. This means that company will monitor and replenish its stocks based on day-to-day sales reports.

We want to gear up for an immediate market turnaround. If a certain product is selling fast, we can have it replenished. Unlike the forecast model where there was a possibility of an inventory pile-up, this ensures quick sales and helps us capture trends, Anupam Bansal, Managing Director, Liberty Shoes, said.

The company said it adopted the model as fashion lines were getting shorter. We had hired a consulting group which suggested that we do shorter lines to optimise our operations and cater to the fashion community, he added.

Liberty has 400 stores across India which are a mix of company-owned-company-operated and franchised stores.

We will be adding 100 stores by next March at an estimated investment of Rs 25-50 lakh a store, Bansal added.

Stating that Indians own more than one pair, he said per capita consumption is set to rise. Globally, individuals own about five pairs. In India, our belief is that they own 1.1 pairs. Given the increasing purchasing power, India will soon meet the global pattern in buying, Bansal said.

Liberty, at present, manufactures over 60,000 pairs a day at six manufacturing facilities.

Bansal said the company was also looking at expanding its warehouses regionally. Liberty plans to have four regional warehouses that will help push its products in the retail markets quicker. We are focusing on the Southern market with differentiated products keeping in mind the tastes and preferences.

The brand, established in 1954, caters to style-conscious customers across the globe. Recently, it roped in Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador. Liberty footwear are priced between Rs 300 and Rs 5,000.

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A cache of internal Bain Capital documents released Thursday provides new information about the operations and holdings of the financial company founded by Mitt Romney, including details of investments in the Cayman Islands and other tax havens.

More than 900 pages of financial statements, investor reports and other documents released by Gawker.com also contain new details of investments Romney holds in a variety of Bain funds.

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Perth Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) company Oracle Digital sounds a warning bell to webmasters and SEO professionals who think they can “fool” Google with “black hat” techniques in a scathing and controversial blog post.Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 Clint Maher, Director of Operations for Oracle Digital, took most of the SEO industry to task in a blog post entitled: “Is SEO …

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PAYSON, Utah, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc. (“Liberty” or the “Company”) today announced the promotions of Kim Waddoups and Steve Allred to new executive positions, effective immediately.

Jeff Talley, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty, commented, “We are pleased to strengthen our executive management team with the promotions of Kim Waddoups and Steve Allred. Each has made numerous contributions over the years to the growth of our Company, demonstrating exceptional leadership and an unwavering commitment to Liberty along the way. By expanding the strategic roles of these two highly talented professionals, we expect to realize significant benefits as we remain focused on strengthening Liberty’s leading industry brand for premium home and gun safes.”

Mr. Waddoups has been named President of Liberty, where he will be responsible for achieving the Company’s sales and marketing objectives. Mr. Waddoups joined Liberty in 2003 as Chief Financial Officer. During his nine-year tenure as CFO, he led numerous operational and financial reporting initiatives that increased the Company’s profitability and enhanced capital efficiency. Previously, he served 14 years in various senior-level positions at Easton Technical Products, a sports equipment manufacturer and division of Jas D. Easton, Inc.

Mr. Allred was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Allred joined Liberty in 1994 as Operations Manager and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2007. In his new capacity, he will manage the development and implementation of advanced manufacturing processes aimed at increasing the Company’s production capabilities. Prior to Liberty, Mr. Allred worked for eight years as the Manager of Operations and Programs for Teleflex Defense Systems, a division of Teleflex, Inc.

Mr. Waddoups stated, “It is an honor to work with a great management and ownership team that has maintained a steadfast approach to financially growing our Company. I am also proud to be a part of an incredible workforce dedicated to manufacturing high-quality products right here in the USA. This is an exciting time at Liberty. We continue to execute our strategy aimed at supporting and expanding our diverse group of accounts, and remain committed to delivering a valuable, comprehensive solution that surpasses our customers’ expectations.”

Mr. Allred commented, “Liberty’s industry leadership and attractive growth prospects provide for a bright future. With the advanced manufacturing processes we continue to implement combined with the addition of a new product line, we expect to significantly increase our current output in order to meet the robust demand for our premium products. It is great to be part of a knowledgeable and diligent staff that continues to meet and exceed our objectives, enabling Liberty to support job growth and enhance its reputation for operational excellence.”

About Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc.

Based in Payson, Utah and founded in 1988, Liberty is the premier designer, manufacturer and marketer of home and gun safes in North America. From its over 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility, the Company produces a wide range of home and gun safe models in a broad assortment of sizes, features and styles. Products are marketed under the Liberty brand, as well as a portfolio of licensed and private label brands, including Remington, Cabela’s and John Deere. The Company’s products are the market share leader and are sold in various sporting goods, farm and fleet, and home improvement retailers. Liberty also has the largest independent dealer network in the industry. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.libertysafe.com.

Liberty is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI), an owner of leading middle market businesses. For more information on CODI, please visit http://www.compassdiversifiedholdings.com.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to the future performance of the Company. Words such as “believes,” “expects,” “projects,” and “future” or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, and some of these factors are enumerated in the risk factor discussion in the Form 10-K filed by CODI with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2011 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. CODI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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MADISON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Freedom Group, Inc. (FGI) has announced Corry Doyle as its new Vice President Corporate Finance & Planning and Treasurer. Doyle, who has served as the FGI Acting Vice President Production, Sales and Inventory for the last year, will continue to build and mature the companys Sales and Operations Planning process, focusing on aligning organizational resources to meet market demand. Additionally, Doyle will help FGI evaluate growth opportunities.

Doyle, a lifelong sportsman and shooter from Kentucky, comes to FGI from Cerberus Capital Management where he was a member of the Risk and Portfolio Management team developing organizational structures that support operational excellence. Prior to working with Cerberus, Doyle was a Finance Manager directing an Aviation Military and Customer Support Organization, part of a Military Engine Operations group.

Corry is not only a passionate enthusiast and user of the firearms and ammunition we produce, but someone with extensive experience across multiple disciplines vital to our success, said George Kollitides, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the FGI Board of Directors. With a strong finance and planning background in manufacturing, distribution and field and service repairs, Corry will play an integral role in ensuring our operations run smoothly and efficiently. This will benefit production, quality control, customer service and, of course, end-user satisfaction. Corrys financial experience with military operations will likewise be helpful as Remington and other Freedom Group Family Companies expand their product offerings and compete to provide best in class weaponry to the American military.

Corrys background with our products and understanding of how best to shape operational strategies will play a key role in our financial planning, said Ronald Kolka, Chief Financial Officer of FGI. Corry is a tremendous asset to this team and we are happy to have him onboard in this leadership position.

This is an exciting opportunity, said Doyle. Since its inception, I have been honored to participate in the growth and outward expansion of Freedom Group. Taking on this active role a role that cuts across every division of FGI to ensure the most efficient and highest quality production for our customer channels and consumers is a great responsibility and privilege.

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Feature Article of Saturday, 17 March 2012

Columnist: Young Patriots

We the Young Patriots of the New Patriotic Party demand the unconditional release of Mr Owusu Bempah, the Operations Director of FONK AR with immediate effect. President Mills since taking over the reins of power has sought to criminalize free speech by arresting and detaining Ghanaians of varying opinions to his governments policies and programmes. A government that superintends over gargantuan corruption, ineptitude, incompetence and mediocrity would not have lasted long in another political era. However, as Ghanaians, we have opted for democracy, and free speech is the best way to exercise that right. We the Young Patriots find it hypocritical for a government which came to power on the back of free speech and propaganda to turn around and incarcerate its citizens for exercising their democratic right. It is on record that Mr Aseidu Nketia called all 17 aspirants of the candidature of the NPP as thieves and President Kufour as the chief thieve and yet walked the streets of Ghana as a free man and today has been rewarded as a major contractor for the Bui Hydro dam project though he is a board member of the same organization. Mr Fiifi Kwartey, the deputy minister of finance told Ghanaians, that President Kufour and his government had hoarded all of Ghanas gold reserves in a foreign country; his insults and propaganda have been rewarded with oversight responsibility of our gold reserves. Madam Amaa Beyinwaa Doe referred to Nana Akufo Addo as a drug dealer and when she was asked to substantiate it, she said it was campaign talk during here vetting to become the Central Regional Minister. The arrest and detention of Mr Owusu Bempeh for expressing his opinion on the disbursement of the Woyome money is simply against his constitutional right to free expression. The act is abominable and should be condemned in no uncertain terms and we the Young Patriots will consider further action should the President continue to have him detained.

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One of Australia’s leading SEO companies, Oracle Digital, announces their plan to begin serving Brisbane customers in late January.Brisbane, Queensland (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 Having great success over the last two years in Perth, Oracle Digital plans to open their services to an SEO Brisbane market later next month. This move comes months ahead of schedule, as their Head of Operations, Clint …

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This news release details our new director of operations as well as our new office locations in Toronto and Nassau. (PRWEB) July 13, 2011 Toronto, Ontario: Private Islands Inc., the premier international firm for island marketing and sales, is pleased to announce the addition of a new Director of Operations as well as new office locations in Toronto and Nassau.As the new Director of Operations …

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