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#AceWorldNews – JORDAN – Dec.06 – Local authorities quickly stripped away public signs of support for the Islamic State group in this desert town AP reported.
Black flags have been removed from rooftops.
Graffiti proclaiming the extremists’ imminent victory have been whitewashed.
But supporters of the Middle East’s most radical extremist group are only laying low after their surprise show of strength in protests last summer.
Despite government efforts, support for the Islamic State group is growing in Maan and elsewhere in Jordan, one of the West’s key allies in the region, say Islamic State activists, members of rival groups and experts on political Islam.
#AceNewsServices – MISSOURI – Nov.24 – Anonymous claims it has identified members of the Ku Klux Klan at a support group rally for police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri.
Following the expose, the support group removed the photograph from Facebook.
The latest move in its cyber battle against the Ku Klux Klan, the hacktivist group Anonymous claimed to identify three members of the Klan at a recent rally in support of Wilson.
A grand jury is currently deliberating whether to hand down an indictment of Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown, who was killed on August 9. That decision is expected any day.
— Anon Cop Watch (@AnonCopWatch) November 17, 2014
The Anonymous cyber conflict started during the weekend, when the group seized two of the KKK’s twitter accounts after the white supremacist group issued flyers threatening the use of “lethal force” should violence erupt following the grand jury decision.
— Anon Cop Watch (@AnonCopWatch) November 16, 2014
Another group, dubbed “Now” – which is part of Anon Cop Watch – started an exposure campaign when they thought they had identified unmasked members of the KKK at a Wilson support rally, and circulated photographs with the “unhooded” Klan members. One of them appears to be Frank Ancona, Imperial Wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Missouri, and the man behind the recent fliers.
— Anon Cop Watch (@AnonCopWatch) November 17, 2014
RT reported earlier that Anonymous published a statement by way of the affected Twitter account, @KuKluxKlanUSA, explaining the status of the headline-grabbing operation launched over the weekend on November 16.
“Before going any further, we’d like to address our idea of freedom. After exposing Klan members and seizing the Klan’s websites and Twitter accounts, Anonymous members faced much criticism regarding freedom,” the message reads in part. “Anonymous stands for freedom, so why would we strip someone of his or her freedom of speech? The Ku Klux Klan is a terrorist group. The blood of thousands of human beings are on the hands of Klansmen. In most of Anonymous’ member’s eyes, the KKK no longer has the right to express their racist, bigoted opinions.”
The situation between Anonymous and the KKK is just one of conflicts unfolding in Missouri ahead of the grand jury decision. Governor Jay Nixon declared a State of Emergency and activated the National Guard on Monday, a move seen by many as confirmation that a decision from the Grand Jury is imminent. Prosecutor Bob McCulloch has always maintained that a verdict would be reached by mid to late November.
— DYNASTY. (@SixxInchWalker_) August 20, 2014
Leaked reports by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch suggest the officer will not be indicted, and have only heightened the likelihood of violent reprisals.
#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – Nov.22 – President Barack Obama has secretly signed an order that expands the United States’ direct combat role in Afghanistan throughout 2015, the New York Times reported.
Signed over the last few weeks, the secret order permits American forces to continue to battle the Taliban and other militants that pose a threat to either the Afghan government or US personnel. According to the Times, US jets, bombers, and drones will be able to aid ground troops – be they Afghan or US forces – in whatever mission they undertake.
Under the order, ground troops could join Afghan troops on missions, and airstrikes could be carried out in their support.
If true it would appear that the number of troops that will be operating in Afghanistan next year will remain unchanged from previous plans.
There will be 9,800 soldiers left throughout next year, and that number will be cut in half by the end of the year.
By the end of 2016, the remaining troops are scheduled to leave Afghanistan, ending the US military presence in the country.
#AceWorldNews – HONG KONG – Nov.12 – Hong Kong students plan to occupy roads surrounding the city’s British consulate, AFP reported.
The move reflects protesters’ anger at a “lack of support” from the UK.
The organizers condemn Britain for not standing up to China over “breaches” of the agreement made before Hong Kong was handed back to China in 1997.
Meanwhile, the city’s authorities have urged protesters to leave the main rally sites after more than six weeks of demonstrations.
Police will back up bailiffs in clearing barricades, and the operation could start in the next few days.
Care needs: financial services industry to develop products to help people plan
Government and Association of British Insurers (ABI) have committed to working together to help people plan for their future care costs.
- help people get the information they need to plan and make decisions about how to pay for their long-term care
- create the right conditions for a larger market of financial products that will give people more choice
Norman Lamb said:
The current care and support system doesn’t work and is hugely unfair. People face losing almost everything they’ve worked hard for or being forced to sell their family home in a time of crisis to pay for the care they need.
Our reforms will not only stop this from happening but will provide the financial services industry with the certainty it needs to develop products that can help people plan for the future. I welcome this commitment from the industry and am excited to see how this new market could transform the way we pay for our care.
Otto Thoresen said:
The insurance industry can play an important role in developing solutions to help people fund their long-term care needs. We have supported the introduction of a new care funding model, and believe the Care Bill provides a sustainable framework for both industry and consumers.
The statement of intent sets out our commitment to working with the government to create the conditions for the development of an insurance market that offers a range of products to help people meet their long-term care needs.
A number of companies have stated a commitment to developing this financial market and have indicated the sorts of products that could emerge. These include Aegon, Aviva, Legal & General and Swiss Re.
We stand behind the statement of intent as a great summary of how government and the industry can work together in the best interests of consumers. We are committed to the long-term care market and making sure people of an older age have the peace of mind that being adequately planned and prepared for older age brings.
Legal & General said:
Legal & General is committed to helping government by developing workable financial products to help individuals finance long-term care. Likely solutions will involve a mix of products reflecting different individual and family circumstances.
The government is introducing the biggest reforms to the way care people pay for their care in more than 60 years. These reforms will include a cap on the cost of care to protect people from unlimited bills. They will also give people the option of deferring payments so they aren’t forced to sell their homes to pay for the care they need.
These reforms aim to provide greater certainty about what people will be expected to pay and therefore provide greater opportunity for a new market of care products to emerge. In March 2013 the government asked the financial services industry to lead a review of the market, to identify opportunities for new products and barriers to them being realised.
The findings of this industry-led review have now been published, which marks the first step towards giving people greater choice about how they can meet the costs of their care. Swiss Re said:
Swiss Re feels that the issue of social care is important to the UK community and we are pleased to have been actively involved in the review which led up to the statement. The review identified a number of areas where more work is needed to give people access to appropriate information and advice and more choice about how they meet their care costs.
The growth of platform solutions makes it easier for individuals to look at all of their assets together on a consolidated basis – pensions, other savings and even housing equity. This will allow people to make the best use in later life of the savings and assets they’ve worked hard to build up.
Read the companies’ full statements on the DH media centre’s news feed.
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- UK: ” Government `Care and Support’ Comes at a Cost to the `Taxpayer’ Namely Supporting Insurance Providers `Better Known’ as Private Healthcare”(acenewsservices.com)