UTA Clock added to profile Posted 8/29/2013 9:11:53 AM
For those of you who may be interested I've added a somewhat unique - maybe even one of a kind? - clock
A commemorative one to say the least. Just to remind our "neighbours" when they last won the league. the majority of their fans weren't even born when they last won it either!
You'll have to visit my profile page to see it as it is a flash player but I've added an image from my own desktop for you to see how it looks. The image shows it with its correct size - this can be increased by amending the relevant part of the code for the clock size. I've done this for my profile by just doubling the size part of the code.
A video of an unfortunate woman trying to park her car in a Belfast street has become an internet sensation.
It shows a female driver taking about 30 minutes and several attempts to reverse her car into a space between two vehicles on Fitzroy Avenue in the Holyland area of south Belfast.
The 30 minute attempt at parking was filmed by a group of students living in the street, and has been viewed more than 700,000 times online.
[this now stands at 861,356 hits]
This goes on for a while.. use the above link - the bbc website link above - for the last minute of this video... it's well worth watching the video below due to the refusal for assistance etc.. plus hitting two cars on numerous occasions along with the witty banter from the people watching and having a good craic!
Do you think that Jerry et al would do this on their "chat"-shows? Imagine the ratings boost they'd get if they did.
Gun brandished during live Jordanian TV debate
You can see the clip here at the BBC. If, however, you can't access the BBC from your location then look on YouTube as it is also on there as well or use the link above (below the triple image) to view it as it's also on their website too.
A live television programme in Jordan descended into chaos, with a politician threatening an opponent with a gun. The debate between MP Mohammad Shawabka and political activist Mansour Murad became heated after the two men traded insults with each other. The politician then hurled his shoe at Mr Murad and brandished a pistol at him. No shots were fired and no-one was too seriously hurt
Turner told the FSA's public meeting this morning that the full investigation into what went wrong will take years.
Here's the key quotes:
The LIBOR scandal has caused a huge blow to the reputation of the banking industry. The cynical greed of traders asking their colleagues to falsify their LIBOR submissions so that they could make bigger profits – has justifiably shocked and angered people, in particular when we are facing hard economic times provoked by the financial crisis.
But sadly it is clear that the behaviours evidenced in the LIBOR case were not, in the years before the crisis, confined to this specific area of financial activity.
Louise Rouse, Director of Engagement at FairPensions (which campaigns for the ethical investment of UK pension funds) said:
Now that Barclays has confirmed the resignation of Bob Diamond as CEO, details must be provided of any severance payments proposed to be made to him. Remuneration at Barclays has been a source of controversy for the last few years and shareholders would likely regard it as unacceptable if a CEO departing in such circumstances was to receive severance payments.
Indeed Mr Diamond's resignation should not mean that Barclays does not seek to claw back his bonuses received during the years when Libor was being manipulated
No doubt he is looking at renumeration, as they always do! (Another part of the banking culture that needs to be looked at !!)
This"person" and all the others of his ilk should be thrown in prison, and be stripped of their wealth and their assests. These are the people who caused the crash and the subsequent after effects by their greed and their ill-gotten gains!
I do hope that he gets not one farthing in the way of renumeration.
(Let me know if you find in the statement he put out his apology. Saying he is sorry is to my mind, not an apology for what he has overseen at Barclays, use the above link to read it, as it is a long one.. too long to post here, inasmuch I have no desire to post it all)
More Bob Diamond "news" with a nice blog about this subject can be seen here
I'm done here and now on my way to the bank to close my account and open one up elsewhere. I'm not letting this lot take charge of my money anymore. Now all I need to do is to find a bank, or building society that will be fair upright and honest in its dealings as this is a somewhat hard task to undertake in todays banking sector!