It’s a great privilege to be here in Westminster Synagogue for Passover, a festival that celebrates freedom and liberation. At Passover we look at the arc of history from ancient Egypt, to the Holocaust and the freedom of the modern state of Israel, a thriving democracy, and a huge achievement for all humanity. As once again we face rising anti-Semitism, we must redouble our efforts to build mutual understanding, compassion and respect in our society, and honour the universal human right of Freedom of Religion or Belief for all. Chaag Sameach. Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @Jeremy_Hunt and Facebook To celebrate the festival of Passover and highlight the UK’s strong commitment to the Jewish community the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, visited Westminster Synagogue.Mr Hunt was given a tour of the synagogue by Rabbi Benji Stanley, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Marie Van Der Zyl, and synagogue Chair Lord Leigh of Hurley.Please see the video the FS’s Passover messageSpeaking during the visit, the Foreign Secretary said: Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn We are delighted that Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt came to Westminster Synagogue today to meet us and show his deep solidarity with the Jewish community. His Passover address to our community and his warm words mean a lot to us. Westminster Synagogue was delighted to welcome the Foreign Secretary to our sanctuary and the Czech Scrolls. This is a very important time for the Jewish community as we celebrate Passover, our festival of freedom from tyranny, and the first steps towards the establishment of a Jewish home in Israel. The Foreign Secretary has played his part in remembering the victims of the Holocaust and protecting Israel from unfair attacks. His warm greetings for Passover are greatly appreciated. Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon @tariqahmadbt The Foreign Secretary was also shown the synagogue’s collection of ancient Torah scrolls from Eastern Europe by Jeffrey Ohrenstein Chairman of the Czech Scrolls Museum. The scrolls saved during the Holocaust were from the Jewish communities of Bohemia and Moravia once centres of Jewish culture and completely devastated by the Holocaust.Westminster synagogue chair Lord Leigh of Hurley said: Following the visit, the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews Marie van der Zyl said: FCO Minister of State responsible for Human Rights and the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, visited the UK’s oldest synagogue, Bevis Marks on Friday 12, April.Lord Ahmad’s video messageLord Ahmad was given a tour of the synagogue by Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community Rabbi Joseph Dweck and synagogue chair Sabah Zubaida.Further information For journalists Email [email protected]
Through the LAPFF, funds have argued that IFRS allows companies to book fantasy profits and pay them out as executive pay and dividends – leaving shareholders such as pension funds to carry the can in the event of a corporate collapse.In 2016, the LAPFF wrote to FTSE 350 companies – including the now-bankrupt services company Carillion – and urged them to ignore the FRC’s position on dividend payments.The FRC obtained its own legal advice that contradicted the LAPFF position. However, it has refused to release the instructions it gave to its lawyers, despite a parliamentary question by Liberal Democrat peer Sharon Bowles, citing legal privilege.Elsewhere in its submission, the LAPFF accused the corporate governance watchdog of running shy of executive pay reform – most notably the highly controversial long-term incentive plans (LTIPs).LAPFF wrote: “The impact of the problems with the FRC is particularly relevant to executive pay, where the FRC has been noticeably reticent in any criticism of LTIPs. It is also of concern that egregious pay schemes are advised by big four [accounting] firms acting as remuneration consultants.”Asset managers want parliament to oversee accounting rulesMeanwhile, the Investment Association (IA) has called for full parliamentary oversight of IFRS after the UK leaves the EU.In a letter to BEIS, the IA’s director for stewardship and reporting Liz Murrall called for the UK to have its own endorsement framework for accounting standards.Murrall wrote: “Investors consider it important that the UK introduces its own independent endorsement process to adopt any new or amended IFRS standards to be applied in the consolidated financial statements of companies that list in the UK.”Tim Bush, head of governance and financial analysis at Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) said he welcomed the position adopted by the IA.“This is a good letter and a reasonable approach.” he said. “It moves the UK closer to the model of Australia. Parliament must be involved.“There is clearly a problem with UK accounting at the moment as we have seen with Carillion, Quindell and Tesco. The core issues in accounting standard setting, prudence, and going concern must be under the control of parliamentary scrutiny.” In its consultation response, the LAPFF highlighted issues raised by several hundred pages of documents released to IPE under the UK’s Freedom of Information Act.The documents showed that over the course of more than a decade the FRC attempted to thwart efforts by the Office for National Statistics to to classify it as a public-sector body.The LAPFF submission said: “LAPFF is also surprised – given that the FRC had attempted reclassification since December 2004 – that the FRC did not once mention this, not only in various meetings with LAPFF, but to parliament itself in various appearances before committees.“All of this appears even more incongruous given that the FRC was appearing before parliament asking for more powers, whilst at the same time in private it was seeking to avoid being a public body.”In a statement, the FRC told IPE: “The FRC is a public body and has always discharged its duties to the full. Our Code of Conduct and register of interests are publicly viewable on our website.“We have received over 250 constructive responses to the consultation on a revised UK Corporate Governance Code. Our discussions with a wide range of investors indicate there is broad support for the UK retaining IFRS [International Financial Reporting Standards] after leaving the EU to enable objective decisions to be made about allocating capital.”The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – to which the FRC reports – has not responded to IPE requests under the Freedom of Information Act.Local authority pension funds have been involved in a bitter spat with the FRC for a long time over whether or not accounts prepared under IFRS present a true and fair view of a company’s financial health. An influential UK pensions body has called for the country’s accounting watchdog to be wound up and replaced with a proper statutory body.The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) – which represents 72 of the UK’s local government pension schemes – made the demand in its submission to a consultation on the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code.In its submission, LAPFF said it viewed the positions of the FRC’s chair, Sir Win Bischoff, and chief executive Stephen Haddrill untenable and “considers that the FRC should be put into special measures, to be run by commissioners until a new body is set up under primary legislation”.It is the second time LAPFF has called for the FRC to be wound up and replaced with a new body. It previously demanded action following a parliamentary consultation on corporate governance in 2016.
The Rijeka midfielder is said to be valued at around £3.5million by an offer from the Blues.Advertisement Loading… Croatian outlet Tportal claims Lepinjica cannot leave for less than £4.25m though. Read Also:FA Cup: Chelsea dismiss Nottingham Forest West Brom, Udinese, Atalanta and Fiorentina are all linked with the 20-year-old anchor man. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea are battling Juventus and Leeds for Croatian midfielder Ivan Lepinjica, according to reports.
Yesterday, there was an information on Transfermarkt that Fortuna Dusseldorf is interested in tranfering BH football player, Haris Duljevic. The value of Haris’s transfer is estimated on the 1.6 million Euros.Some days earlier, the head chief of football club Sarajevo, has announced that Duljevic transfer will take place by the end of the week, but did not specify the club.However, still there is no concrete information. It is also possible for the captain of Sarajevo FC to sign a new contract. Currently, Fortuna is on the eight place on the German Cvajta.Asmir Dzafic, Dženan Zaimović and Vlatko Glavas, played for Fortuna earlier. Vlatko Glavas still enjoys the sympathy of fans of Dusseldorf. Last summer. FC Sarajevo rejected the offer of Club Nantes for Duljevic, while this time offers from Turkey and Greece were rejected as well.(Source: fokus/ photo sportsport)