The thieves, of course, have become central to the show, and each of them have the following codenames: Tokyo ( Úrsula Corberó ), Moscow ( Paco Tous ), Denver ( Jaime Lorente Lopez ), Berlin ( Pedro Alonso ), Nairobi ( Alba Flores ), Rio ( Miguel Herrán ), Helsinki ( Darko Peric ), and Oslo (Roberto Garcia Ruiz). Some of the thieves die. And in addition, fans have fallen under the spell of two other main characters—Raquel ( Itziar Ituño ), the head hostage negotiator assigned to figuring out who the thieves are, and Monica ( Esther Acebo ), one of the hostages who— spoiler alert —ends up leaving with the thieves for reasons we will get into a little later.
“If only they’d have sold as many records as they did newspapers we’d all have become millionaires!” laughs Nichola Martin, half way through Robert Norman-Reade’s deliciously frank 2011 film: The Bucks Fizz Story. The woman who put the band together pauses for a moment, then smirks. “Well, I suppose I did become a millionaire…”
OFAC’s new Compliance Commitments is organized in more traditional fashion and focusses on the key elements found in many common sources, such as the COSO standards: (i) management commitment, (ii) risk assessment, internal controls, (iii) testing and auditing, and (iv) training. Of course, OFAC has injected OFAC-specific requirements into each of these elements, such as “Senior management ensures that its compliance unit(s) is/are delegated sufficient authority and autonomy to deploy its policies and procedures in a manner that effectively controls the organization’s OFAC risk ” (emphasis added). OFAC has appended to its guidance a section entitled “Root Causes of OFAC Sanctions Compliance Program Breakdowns or Deficiencies Based on Assessment of Prior OFAC Administrative Actions,” which is intended to catalog common issues identified in prior enforcement actions. While a number of these items resemble true root causes or deficiencies (such as “Lack of a Formal OFAC [compliance program]”), many others more closely resemble violation-types, such as “Facilitating Transactions by Non-U.S. Persons (Including Through or By Overseas Subsidiaries or Affiliates)” or “Exporting or Re-exporting U.S.-origin Goods, Technology, or Services to OFAC-Sanctioned Persons or Countries.” Either way—whether root causes or enforcement categories—OFAC’s appendix highlights those issues OFAC considers most serious when meting out penalties and is worthy of attention.
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Energy prices rose on Thursday as tension in the Middle East showed no signs of easing. Disruptions to supply, either from the OPEC+ and their output cut agreement or due to political sanctions, weather and military actions have pushed prices more than 30 percent year to date. The fact that demand has not grown at the same rate, and there has been a significant ramping of production in the US highlight the fact that the market has been hyper focused on geopolitics while supply demand fundamentals have taken a back seat.
“On the corporate side, companies have weaker revenue and will not be motivated to borrow,” wrote head of research at Inter Pacific Securities, Pong Teng Siew, adding “The last time BNM cut rates was in July 2016, under previous governor Muhamad Ibrahim. The ringgit was trading at RM3.85 against the greenback at that time, but six months after that, the local currency slid to RM4.50 and beyond… I see this trend recurring this time around.”
The present government has been deceived the most by the overseas Pakistanis. Look at IK’s first public addressed, he was over relying on them for “huge” remittances but remittances have in fact gone down since his take over. Though overseas Pakistanis are too “patriots” to be doubted, they have preferred to keep their monies safer in their countries of residences over handing them over to this “unsettled” and “ill-directed” group of politicians, called Government. The overseas Pakistanis could be termed to have acted more ‘selfishly’, where at one end, they did not support IK’s call for $1K funding per person, on the other hand, in general, they even withheld their “official” channel remittances. Where the locals are losing to increasing cost of living for this devaluation, they are gaining on their increased home remittances, mostly through unofficial channels. Second reason for this sudden and unprecedented devaluation is government’s failure to raise any significant foreign investment, may be due to investors lack on confidence in the government’s policy direction, vision or capabilities. The third reason to hit the dollar-rupee parity is YET to come as no significant repayment is made yet during last 10 months, while the government has already tried to hide its failure under this single reason and factor alone!
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Still Laugh In : This 50th anniversary tribute to Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In will feature an all-star line-up, including Lily Tomlin, Ruth Buzzi, Billy Crystal, Snoop Dogg, Tiffany Haddish, Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Taye Diggs, Michael Douglas, Jay Leno, Rita Moreno, Rita Wilson, JoAnne Worley, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho, Ron Funches, Nikki Glaser, Lisa Ann Walter, Mary McCormack, Bobby Moynihan, Cheri Oteri, Rob Riggle, Jeff Ross, J.B. Smoove, Tony Hale, Jon Lovitz, Natasha Leggero, Kenya Barris, Michael Rapaport, Jameela Jamil and more. (May 14)
“Inflation in Canada is just a steady as she goes story, and she goes right in line with the Bank of Canada’s target. That’s true for the headline 2.0% rate, and nearly so for the three core measures that average only a tick lower at 1.9%. There’s nothing for markets to really chew on today, with the date essentially bang on expectations, and with the headline figure only a tick higher than the prior month and showing no obvious trend,” says Avery Shenfeld, chief economist at CIBC Capital Markets .