Montag, 21. Februar 2011

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Im November 2010 aufgelegter Aktienfonds erhält den Namen Schroder ISF Global Demographic Opportunities
21. Februar 2011

Der britische Vermögensverwalter Schroders benennt seinen kürzlich zum öffentlichen Vertrieb in Deutschland zugelassenen Demografie-Aktienfonds um. Der Schroder ISF1 Global Demographic Opportunities, der zuvor die Bezeichnung Schroder ISF Global Demographics & Wealth Dynamics trug, behält seine Strategie und seinen Investmentprozess unverändert bei. Der Fonds setzt auf den globalen Megatrend Demografie und investiert in Unternehmen, die von der demografischen Entwicklungen und dem Wandel der Wohlstandsverteilung besonders profitieren sollten. Der leitende Fondsmanager Jürgen Lanzer und sein Team investieren dabei in ein konzentriertes Portfolio aus 40 bis 60 Einzelpositionen. Als Vergleichsindex dient der MSCI All Countries World Index.
„Obwohl der Fonds erst seit wenigen Wochen in Deutschland registriert ist, verzeichnen wir ein ausgesprochen hohes Anlegerinteresse. Die Namensänderung hebt vor allem das Anlagethema Demografie stärker hervor und macht dadurch den Investmentansatz des Fonds für den Anleger greifbarer“, kommentiert Achim Küssner, Geschäftsführer der Schroder Investment Management GmbH.

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Freitag, 11. Februar 2011

US-President Obama: “The Voices of the Egyptian People Must Be Heard” | U.S. Department of State Blog

Protesters wave flags in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt Feb. 10, 2011. [AP Photo]

Posted by DipNote Bloggers / February 10, 2011

Tonight, the White House released a statement by US-President Barack Obama on Egypt. 

In his statement, the President said:

"The Egyptian people have been told that there was a transition of authority, but it is not yet clear that this transition is immediate, meaningful or sufficient. 
Too many Egyptians remain unconvinced that the government is serious about a genuine transition to democracy, and it is the responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the Egyptian people and the world. 
The Egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy, and they have not yet seized that opportunity.

"As we have said from the beginning of this unrest, the future of Egypt will be determined by the Egyptian people. 
But the United States has also been clear that we stand for a set of core principles. 
We believe that the universal rights of the Egyptian people must be respected, and their aspirations must be met. 
We believe that this transition must immediately demonstrate irreversible political change, and a negotiated path to democracy. 
To that end, we believe that the emergency law should be lifted. 
We believe that meaningful negotiations with the broad opposition and Egyptian civil society should address the key questions confronting Egypt's future: protecting the fundamental rights of all citizens; revising the Constitution and other laws to demonstrate irreversible change; and jointly developing a clear roadmap to elections that are free and fair.

"We therefore urge the Egyptian government to move swiftly to explain the changes that have been made, and to spell out in clear and unambiguous language the step by step process that will lead to democracy and the representative government that the Egyptian people seek. 
Going forward, it will be essential that the universal rights of the Egyptian people be respected. 
There must be restraint by all parties. 
Violence must be forsaken. It is imperative that the government not respond to the aspirations of their people with repression or brutality.
The voices of the Egyptian people must be heard.

"The Egyptian people have made it clear that there is no going back to the way things were: Egypt has changed, and its future is in the hands of the people.
Those who have exercised their right to peaceful assembly represent the greatness of the Egyptian people, and are broadly representative of Egyptian society. 
We have seen young and old, rich and poor, Muslim and Christian join together, and earn the respect of the world through their non-violent calls for change. 
In that effort, young people have been at the forefront, and a new generation has emerged. 
They have made it clear that Egypt must reflect their hopes, fulfill their highest aspirations, and tap their boundless potential. 
In these difficult times, I know that the Egyptian people will persevere, and they must know that they will continue to have a friend in the United States of America."

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Deputy Secretary Steinberg Discusses Developments in Egypt and Lebanon

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Montag, 7. Februar 2011

Ronald Reagan | The White House

Ronald Reagan

At the end of his two terms in office, Ronald Reagan viewed with satisfaction the achievements of his innovative program known as the Reagan Revolution, which aimed to reinvigorate the American people and reduce their reliance upon Government. He felt he had fulfilled his campaign pledge of 1980 to restore "the great, confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism."

On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the football team, and acted in school plays. Upon graduation, he became a radio sports announcer. A screen test in 1937 won him a contract in Hollywood. During the next two decades he appeared in 53 films.

From his first marriage to actress Jane Wyman, he had two children, Maureen and Michael. Maureen passed away in 2001. In 1952 he married Nancy Davis, who was also an actress, and they had two children, Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott.

As president of the Screen Actors Guild, Reagan became embroiled in disputes over the issue of Communism in the film industry; his political views shifted from liberal to conservative. He toured the country as a television host, becoming a spokesman for conservatism. In 1966 he was elected Governor of California by a margin of a million votes; he was re-elected in 1970.

Ronald Reagan won the Republican Presidential nomination in 1980 and chose as his running mate former Texas Congressman and United Nations Ambassador George Bush. Voters troubled by inflation and by the year-long confinement of Americans in Iran swept the Republican ticket into office. Reagan won 489 electoral votes to 49 for President Jimmy Carter.

On January 20, 1981, Reagan took office. Only 69 days later he was shot by a would-be assassin, but quickly recovered and returned to duty. His grace and wit during the dangerous incident caused his popularity to soar.

Dealing skillfully with Congress, Reagan obtained legislation to stimulate economic growth, curb inflation, increase employment, and strengthen national defense. He embarked upon a course of cutting taxes and Government expenditures, refusing to deviate from it when the strengthening of defense forces led to a large deficit.

A renewal of national self-confidence by 1984 helped Reagan and Bush win a second term with an unprecedented number of electoral votes. Their victory turned away Democratic challengers Walter F. Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro.

In 1986 Reagan obtained an overhaul of the income tax code, which eliminated many deductions and exempted millions of people with low incomes. At the end of his administration, the Nation was enjoying its longest recorded period of peacetime prosperity without recession or depression.

In foreign policy, Reagan sought to achieve "peace through strength." During his two terms he increased defense spending 35 percent, but sought to improve relations with the Soviet Union. In dramatic meetings with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, he negotiated a treaty that would eliminate intermediate-range nuclear missiles. Reagan declared war against international terrorism, sending American bombers against Libya after evidence came out that Libya was involved in an attack on American soldiers in a West Berlin nightclub.
By ordering naval escorts in the Persian Gulf, he maintained the free flow of oil during the Iran-Iraq war. In keeping with the Reagan Doctrine, he gave support to anti-Communist insurgencies in Central America, Asia, and Africa.

Overall, the Reagan years saw a restoration of prosperity, and the goal of peace through strength seemed to be within grasp.

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Mittwoch, 2. Februar 2011

Highlights of the Noon Briefing UN-Secretary Ban K- Moon in London to Egypt and other politican things

  • The Secretary-General spoke to reporters in London just after meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and he once more urged restraint by all sides in Egypt and said that the violence there was unacceptable. He strongly condemned any attacks on peaceful protests.

  • The Secretary-General noted that, for the last decade, the United Nations has been warning of the need for change in the region, including through the Arab Human Development Reports. He said that it is important at this juncture to ensure that an orderly and peaceful transition takes place, and he urged all parties to engage in dialogue without delay.

  • During their meeting, the Secretary-General and the Prime Minister discussed events in Egypt, the Middle East peace process, Cyprus, Sudan, Darfur, Côte d'Ivoire, Afghanistan, UN reform and conflict prevention. The Secretary-General expressed appreciation for the UK Government's pledge to increase overseas development assistance to 0.7 percent of Gross National Income despite budget constraints.

  • The Secretary-General also met separately with William Hague, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Andrew Mitchell, the Secretary of State for International Development. He also met Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition.

  • This afternoon, the Secretary-General will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at Oxford University, and he will talk more about the situation in the Arab world. He will also discuss the concept of human protection – a subset of the broader idea of human security that addresses more immediate threats to the survival of individuals and groups. He will say that human protection will remain a hallmark of his administration, as the United Nations continuously strives to make our deeds match our words. 

  • Asked further about the Secretary-General’s views concerning assistance that the United Nations can provide to Egypt and the region, the Spokesperson noted that, in his remarks to the press today, the Secretary-General said that we should not underestimate the danger of instability across the Middle East. 

  • The Secretary-General said that the United Nations stands ready to provide any assistance to reform efforts by Egypt and any Arab countries to respect and reflect the will of the people. 

  • He added that leaders should listen more attentively to the genuine and sincere wish of the people. The Secretary-General underscored, “If any transition is to be taken, it should be done now.” 

  • Asked about the treatment of journalists, the Spokesperson said that the Secretary-General has repeatedly emphasized the importance of respecting freedom of expression, freedom of the media and freedom of association. 

  • Haq added that the High Commissioner for Human Rights has also spoken out concerning the treatment of demonstrators and had warned against the use of excessive force. 

  • Asked about the situation in Yemen, the Spokesperson said the United Nations was monitoring developments there. He noted that the Secretary-General had asked for leaders throughout the region to listen to their people and to take steps to improve the standard of living and meet their people’s aspirations.

  • The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, expressed alarm today at the dramatic increase in executions in Iran since the beginning of this year. 

  • According to Iranian press reports, at least 66 people were executed in the month of January, with some sources indicating an even higher figure. The majority of executions were reportedly carried out in relation to drug offences, but at least three political prisoners were among those hanged. 

  • Ms. Pillay said that she has repeatedly urged Iran to halt executions. She said she was dismayed that, instead of heeding those calls, the Iranian authorities appear to have stepped up the use of the death penalty. 

  • Ms. Pillay expressed particular concern over the three known cases in which political activists were executed. “Dissent is not a crime,” she stressed. 
  • Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos visited Somalia today, in her first trip to the country. She went to Puntland, where she held talks with Government officials to discuss humanitarian concerns and priorities. 

  • Ms. Amos met with a local drought committee, which was set up to respond to the growing needs of drought-affected populations in Somalia. 

  • She also visited the Halabokad settlement for internally displaced persons (IDPs), one of the few where the uprooted own their land. 

  • On Thursday, she will meet with humanitarian partners and UN staff in Nairobi, where she will also hold a press conference.
  • For the second time in a week, peacekeepers from the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) intervened in the South Kivu town of Ntoto. They rescued six Congolese National Police Officers that had been abducted by Mai Mai fighters. No ransom was paid, and no gunshots were exchanged. 

  • The early warning centre at the Ntoto military base was initially informed about the abduction of the local National Police chief late on January 29. Indian troops from MONUSCO closed in on the house where they suspected the police chief was being held, and they found out that five other people were detained there with him. The Indian troops used both diplomacy and their numerical strength to rescue them. No ransom was paid, and no gunshots were exchanged.

  • In his latest report to the Security Council on the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), the Secretary-General says that it is encouraging that the country’s national police continue to resume primary policing responsibilities. 

  • Even after UNMIT has handed over responsibility for the conduct and command-and-control of all police operations in the country, there will be a continuing need for a UN police presence to support further institutional development and capacity-building of the national police. 

  • The Secretary-General recommends that Mission’s mandate be extended for an additional 12 months.
SECURITY COUNCIL ADOPTS FEBRUARY PROGRAMME OF WORK: The Security Council adopted its programme of work for February in consultations this morning. Ambassador Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti of Brazil, the Security Council President for this month, briefed reporters this afternoon about the Council’s work during February. 

UN LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FORESTS: The International Year of Forests, a year-long celebration of the vital role that forests play in people’s lives, was launched today at the United Nations. The General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year to raise awareness of sustainable management and conservation of all types of forests. 

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Gingrich: We’re losing war on terror – CNN Political Ticker - Blogs

Washington (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gave a grim assessment on the war on terror last night during a debate with former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, and suggested the situation unfolding in Egypt could pose a threat to the United States.
"Any honest assessment on 9/11 this year, ten years after the attack, I think will have to conclude that we're slowly losing the war," Gingrich said. "We're losing the war because there are madrassahs around the planet teaching hatred. We're losing the war because the network of terrorists is bigger, not smaller."

Gingrich pointed to the unrest in Egypt as posing a potential new threat to American security.
"There's a real possibility in a few weeks, if we're unfortunate, that Egypt will join Iran, and join Lebanon, and join Gaza, and join the things that are happening that are extraordinarily dangerous to us," Gingrich said.
Gingrich, who stopped short of announcing a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, debated Dean on issues ranging from immigration to the economy.
And when an audience member pressed Gingrich about his stance on gay marriage, the former speaker defended his position.
"I'm quite happy to say that I come out of a tradition that is several thousand years old that says marriage is between a man and a woman," Gingrich said. "And I'm ready to defend that tradition and I happen to believe it. And I think I have as much right to my belief and you have to yours."

President Obama on Transition in Egypt

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Startup America | The White House

Startup America | The White House

"Entrepreneurs embody the promise of America: the idea that if you have a good idea and are willing to work hard and see it through, you can succeed in this country. And in fulfilling this promise, entrepreneurs also play a critical role in expanding our economy and creating jobs."

- President Barack Obama, January 31, 2011

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Startup America is the White House initiative to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation.

This coordinated public/private effort brings together an alliance of the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders, working in concert with a wide range of federal agencies to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of America’s entrepreneurs. Startup America is an important element of President Obama’s overall innovation strategy.

The core goals of Startup America are to increase the number of new high-growth firms that are creating economic growth, innovation, and quality jobs; celebrate and honor entrepreneurship as a core American value and source of competitive advantage; and inspire and empower an ever-greater diversity of communities and individuals to build great American companies.

The Importance of Entrepreneurship

Startups bring a wealth of transformative innovations to market, and they also play a critical role in job creation in the United States. Those entrepreneurs who are intent on growing their businesses create the lion’s share of these new jobs, in every part of the country and in every industry. Moreover, it is entrepreneurs in clean energy, medicine, advanced manufacturing, information technology, and other fields who will build the new industries of the 21st century, and solve some of our toughest global challenges.

Goals of Startup America

Startup America will:
  • Expand access to capital for high-growth startups throughout the country;
  • Expand entrepreneurship education and mentorship programs that empower more Americans not just to get a job, but to create jobs;
  • Strengthen commercialization of the about $148 billion in annual federally-funded research and development, which can generate innovative startups and entirely new industries;
  • Identify and remove unnecessary barriers to high-growth startups; and
  • Expand collaborations between large companies and startups.
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Remarks by the US-President Obama on the Situation in Egypt | The White House

Remarks by the US-President Obama on the Situation in Egypt | The White House