Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac Fielding the first question about loss-making projects using State capital and managed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the minister cited as example five prolonged projects which are the Thai Nguyen iron and steel plant, the Phuong Nam paper pulp mill, the Ninh Binh fertilizer factory, the bio-fuel plant at Dung Quat and the Dinh Vu fiber mill. He pointed out that those five projects all suffered from fluctuations in the world market, particularly the sharp drop in oil and crude oil prices from US$100-147 to US$40 per barrel. Other reasons behind the inefficient operation of those projects are the limited capacity of investors, project management boards, negotiation teams and contractors. He emphasized the goal of retaining State capital, asset and interests when dealing with those projects, adding that all solutions should be in accordance with market principles and international commitments. “We can consider selling those projects and even … [Read more...] about Ministers of Industry and Trade, Natural Resources and Environment questioned by NA
PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:36 06 November 2017 Tom Horton Picture: Richard Wood Archant A lively People’s Question Time took place in Dagenham last night, giving hundreds of voters a chance to quiz mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Greater London Assembly members. Picture: Richard Wood The two-hour show touched on the biggest issues of the day and was split into discussions on safety, housing, transport, environment and the economy. Residents were selected at random to directly put their questions to Mr Khan and the GLA members - and the discussion was generally much more polite than on the the BBC’s version of Question Time. “It is great to be here in the People’s Republic of Dagenham,” announced Mr Khan at the beginning of the event. He was visiting for the second time in a week following the Dagenham East film production announcement. The majority of those in attendance were from the borough - but some had come from further … [Read more...] about Sadiq Khan addresses issues at Dagenham Question Time event
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Some fear a new addition to the 2020 U.S. Census could cause Texas to lose out on congressional seats and millions of dollars.This week, the United States Department of Commerce announced it would add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. A decision Damaris Gonzalez isn't feeling good about."I'm afraid for my family, and for my community," Damaris Gonzalez said. "It's going to be causing a lot of bad effects on them."Gonzalez came to the United States illegally as a child.She now works to help other immigrants.While she plans to participate in the census, she's worried about others."This is just another trick for them to keep our communities in fear," Gonzalez said. "Now more of our people in our community will not be filling out the census."She's not alone.National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Texas state director Claudia Ortega-Hogue said this decision came as a shock. "This census question added at the last minute will be … [Read more...] about Immigrant groups call U.S. Census question on citizenship ‘catastrophic’
For five years, federal, state and county prosecutors combed through the campaign finance records of former State Sen. George D. Maziarz, looking for evidence of crimes. FBI agents scoured campaign funds and interviewed Maziarz's staff, campaign treasurer and his political associates about hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign spending. No one has been charged with stealing a dime. After years of review, a question remains: What happened to hundreds of thousands of dollars of questionable spending flagged by the state Board of Elections for prosecutors to review? Maziarz accuses his former chief of staff and campaign treasurer, and a few lower-level staff members, of stealing more than $350,000 in political contributions to his campaign. State and federal prosecutors passed on the case, however. So did the Erie County District Attorney's Office. But Maziarz, who pleaded guilty last month to an unrelated misdemeanor election law violation, is not giving up. His defense attorneys … [Read more...] about After Maziarz probe, a question: What happened to campaign funds?
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Mehal Jain March 31, 2018 11:00 pm Change Font Size In the wake of the recent event of the leakage of the Mathematics and Economics question papers for the CBSE examination for Class 10th and 12th, respectively, a second PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court, praying that re-examination may be conducted of all papers for Class 12th within four weeks and not only of Economics. The PIL, instituted by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, averred, “Considering that there is a strong possibility of other question papers of Class 10th and 12th also leaked and circulated online, apart from the question papers of Economics for Class 12th and Maths for Class 10th, it is in the interest of justice to conduct re-examination of all the papers of Class 12th within four weeks from today and not only of the Economics. This is further required keeping in view a situation that in … [Read more...] about CBSE Question Paper Leak: PIL In SC Seeks Re-Examination Of All Papers For Class 12th In 4 Weeks