Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Bank) is a financial services institution in Kenya offering products and services to the commercial sector. The banking group offers a full-service offering for commercial and corporate clients and runs an Agency banking model. Its parent company, KCB Group, was founded as a branch of the National Bank of India in Mombasa. Grindlays Bank merged with the National Bank of India in 1958 to form the National & Grindlays Bank. The government of Kenya bought a 60% stake in National & Grindlays Bank and took full control of it in 1970; renaming it Kenya Commercial Group. It was renamed KCB Bank Kenya after a corporate restructure. KCB Bank Kenya is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgZambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.last_img read more

One stock I won’t buy despite its HUGE dividend yield, and one I would buy

first_img Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. On paper, Workspace Group (LSE: UKP) is a share that has a lot to offer income investors. The recent stock market crash leaves it with a big forward dividend yield of 4.5%. It’s also a UK stock that has resisted the temptation of many to immediately pull shareholder payouts.I worry that the business will end up disappointing on the income front, however. With the UK economy sinking it’s likely that demand for its office, industrial, and workshop spaces will sink steadily. City predictions of additional earnings and dividend growth this year could end up falling very flat.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The threat was underlined in Workspace Group’s latest financials last week. In them, the FTSE 250 firm declared that half of rents due at the end of March had been unpaid. It added that “customer discussions on rent deferrals [are] continuing on a case by case basis.” It’s a scenario I fear the business will have to get used to.Despite the recent share price crash Workspace Group still looks quite pricey. A price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.2 times for 2020 is below its historic norms, sure. Though with a prolonged and painful coronavirus crisis threatening to materialise, and the spectre of a potentially painful Brexit also floating in the background, it’s a reading that’s still too high to tempt me to invest.A better big dividend yieldI’d be much happier to ignore Workspace Group and put my hard-earned cash into Highland Gold Mining Ltd (LSE: HGM) instead. It trades on a P/E ratio of just 7.4 times for 2020 and carries a huge dividend yield of 6.5%, too.The economic impact of the coronavirus continues to beat all expectations. Latest US non-farm payrolls data showed an extra 6.6m file for unemployment benefits last week. This beat the broker consensus by more than one-and-a-half-million and has taken the country’s unemployment rate to 14%.This is higher than the rate reported during the Great Recession of the 1930s. These are scary times for the global economy and central banks are likely to keep on printing money like there’s no tomorrow. The Federal Reserve today announced news of even more stimulus following those terrible jobless numbers.Fear factorThere’s clearly plenty of scope for gold prices, which have moved back above the $1,650 per ounce marker last week, to keep rising as macroeconomic and inflationary fears rise, then. The International Monetary Fund on Friday announced that it expects a whopping 170 countries to experience negative per capita income growth this year. Things could get even worse should the pandemic persist into the summer and/or reemerge during the colder season of late 2020.It pays to continue having some exposure to safe havens like gold, then. And by buying into the likes of Highland Gold Mining you get the twin benefit of being able to ride a rising gold price and getting hold of some huge dividend yields, too. 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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Royston Wild I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares One stock I won’t buy despite its HUGE dividend yield, and one I would buy “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Sunday, 12th April, 2020 | More on: HGM WKP Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Schroeder Court Residence / Marmol Radziner

first_img General Contractor: Projects Year:  Year:  Schroeder Court Residence / Marmol Radziner Photographs United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/775758/schroeder-court-residence-marmol-radziner Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/775758/schroeder-court-residence-marmol-radziner Clipboard Architects: Marmol Radziner Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Roger Davies+ 29 Share Housescenter_img 2012 Interior Designer:Marmol RadzinerLandscape Architect:Marmol RadzinerCity:TruckeeCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roger DaviesRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Located north of Lake Tahoe in the Martis Camp residential community, the three-level Schroeder Court Residence maximizes mountain vistas. The house is situated to allow the entire southward-facing exterior, fully outfitted with windows, sliding doors, decks, and patios, to showcase both Lookout Mountain to the south and the Sierras to the southwest. The 8,000 square-foot home incorporates multiple level changes, reflecting the natural contour of the site.Save this picture!© Roger DaviesThe massing is divided into two volumes clad in stone below and zinc paneling above. A glass corridor connects these volumes. The first volume contains the great room including the living, dining, and kitchen areas and the upstairs bedrooms. The second volume contains the master bedroom suite and a downstairs office. A break in the stone wall of the first volume marks the entry and provides a glimpse through the home to Lookout Mountain.Save this picture!© Roger DaviesSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Roger DaviesUpon entering the home, the visitor is greeted by a freestanding hearth. Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors frame the mountain views in the great room. Sliding doors lead to an exterior terrace with a spa, outdoor fire pit, and barbecue. Exterior materials include Clark Fork ledger stone, western red cedar siding, zinc metal paneling, and windows and doors framed in dark bronze anodized aluminum.Project gallerySee allShow lessThese Interactive Graphics Show the Evolution of Tall Buildings in New YorkArchitecture NewsForward Slash ( / ) ARCHITEKTUR Selected to Design Performa 15 Hub in NYCArchitecture News Share 2012 Morrison Construction photographs:  Roger DaviesPhotographs:  Roger Davies “COPY” ArchDaily Schroeder Court Residence / Marmol RadzinerSave this projectSaveSchroeder Court Residence / Marmol Radziner Area:  8000 ft² Area:  8000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Truckee, United States CopyAbout this officeMarmol RadzinerOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTruckeeUnited StatesPublished on October 24, 2015Cite: “Schroeder Court Residence / Marmol Radziner” 24 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?施罗德草场住宅 / Marmol Radziner是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Summer Residence in Pyrgos / Kapsimalis Architects

first_imgArchDaily Houses Save this picture!© Giorgos SfakianakisText description provided by the architects. The summer residence is located on the outskirts of the traditional village of Pyrgos in Santorini. The building is placed on a mild sloping plot surrounded by vineyards and facing the southwest part of the island and the Aegean sea.Save this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Giorgos SfakianakisThe building is a single residence which can be divided into three separate houses each with its own private outdoor space. The ground floor consists of the main sitting-dining room, the main kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a secondary kitchenette. Three bedrooms with their bathrooms can be found on the upper floor while in the basement there are supportive storage/bathroom and garage spaces.Save this picture!© Giorgos SfakianakisThe main idea of the design was the the formation of an artificial monolithic rock, diligently standing on a random spot of the landscape, eroded by the time and natural elements. The building is the result of the subtraction of mass from that conceivable solid form. Parts of the remaining mass turn in different angles of orientation, elsewhere are split, leaving semi-open and outdoor passages between them. Fragments of the monolithic synthesis are placed as tracings like the retaining walls of the exterior planted yards. The architectural form of the residence has also references from the traditional Santorinian vaulted roofs, the old fortification towers outside the old castles of the island and the metallic cantilevers used in the old pumice quarries, all pieces of the architectural history of the island, subtly combined and embedded in the monolithic structure.Save this picture!© Giorgos SfakianakisThe bearing structure of the building has been made by reinforced concrete. Local black stone, bricks and thermal insulation have been used for the walls, as also colored earthy plaster for the coatings and the exterior floors. White color plaster and white mosaic for the interior surfaces. Natural wood, marble, rusty steel, cement plaster and clay are used to the built/handmade interior & exterior furniture. Mediterranean plants and cactus complete the integration of the building in the landscape.Save this picture!© Giorgos SfakianakisProject gallerySee allShow lessBriefing For Buildings – A Practical Guide For Clients And Their Design TeamsArchitecture BooksPines House / The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of ArtSelected Projects Share Summer Residence in Pyrgos / Kapsimalis Architects Greece Architects: Kapsimalis Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895510/summer-residence-in-pyrgos-kapsimalis-architects Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Pyrgos, Greece Year:  “COPY”center_img Manufacturers: Alphacement, Earth and Water Art pottery Studio, Marmorline, Spira Marble Art Gallery, Woodhouse ArvanitisCity:PyrgosCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess Specs Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895510/summer-residence-in-pyrgos-kapsimalis-architects Clipboard “COPY” Summer Residence in Pyrgos / Kapsimalis ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSummer Residence in Pyrgos / Kapsimalis ArchitectsSave this picture!© Giorgos Sfakianakis+ 36Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs:  Giorgos Sfakianakis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeKapsimalis ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsPyrgosGreecePublished on June 03, 2018Cite: “Summer Residence in Pyrgos / Kapsimalis Architects” 03 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Noda House / HOAP

first_img Japan Save this picture!© Kaku Ohtaki+ 24Curated by Hana Abdel Share Manufacturers: HWAM, IG KOGYO, IOC Flooring, LIXIL , NIPPON STEEL, Rhino, channel originalArchitect In Charge:Hiroyuki OgawaDesign Team:HOAP IncorporatedCity:NodaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kaku OhtakiRecommended ProductsMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. This building is located in a newly developed residential estate in a considerably low-density suburban area of Noda City, Chiba prefecture. A canal constructed in the Meiji era can be seen in its vicinity, along with a serene pedestrian path surrounded by greenery running parallel to the canal. We were first struck by this area’s rural quality which is no doubt an echo of its past, as an idyllic atmosphere lingers in the air despite its location in the suburbs of the Tokyo metropolitan area.Save this picture!© Kaku OhtakiSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Kaku OhtakiIn designing noda house, we had mainly focused on two things. This first was to formulate a plan for creating houses that are perfect for this area. This house is a prototype for built-for-sale units, and the idea was to build houses with the same concept but with different floor plans in quick succession once this prototype has been completed. In view of this, we wanted to create a row of houses that are dynamic and which exist in harmony.Save this picture!© Kaku OhtakiFirstly, we decided to go with a simple one-story structure in response to the economic rationality demanded by built-for-sale units, before equipping the interior of the house with multiple “wooden boxes” that are highly functional. The “wooden box” in this house is unique for how it allows natural light to filter into the living room while serving as the stairway that provides access to the roof terrace. We believe that in the course of building similar units next to one another to form a row of houses, this “wooden box” can give the houses dynamism by creating a three-dimensional quality in various locations based on the respective functions of each unit. The second thing was our attempt to revive a space for production within the house.Save this picture!© Kaku OhtakiDwellings in the past had production-centric spaces such as dirt-floor areas and barns. These spaces support agricultural and production-based work such as making and repairing one’s own items. We thought of making the most of this location’s idyllic setting where nature abounds to create production-centric spaces that can enrich the daily lives of people. As such, we reserved the space from the entrance to the dirt-floor area as one that can be adopted for various purposes.Save this picture!© Kaku OhtakiThe walls are finished with Lauan plywood to facilitate more rustic uses such as DIY work. Our design also makes it possible for this space to be converted into a second living room by installing a charcoal stove. We believe that the revival of production-centric spaces in new residential estates can be a means by which we recover the spirit of production that modern homes have lost and make our daily lives more vibrant.Save this picture!© Kaku OhtakiProject gallerySee allShow lessCaptain’s Residence / i2a Architects StudioSelected ProjectsThe Nắng Suites / o9 Design StudioSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937221/noda-house-hoap Clipboard Houses Noda House / HOAPSave this projectSaveNoda House / HOAP ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937221/noda-house-hoap Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Area:  113 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: HOAP Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Projects 2017 CopyHouses•Noda, Japan “COPY” Photographs:  Kaku Ohtaki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Noda House / HOAP ArchDaily Year:  CopyAbout this officeHOAPOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookNodaJapanPublished on April 11, 2020Cite: “Noda House / HOAP” 10 Apr 2020. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Workers strike at Amazon in Germany, Spain

first_imgMore than 600 workers walked out of Amazon’s buildings in Bad Hersfeld and Rheinberg, Germany, on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The Verdi service workers’ union represents the Amazon workers, who are asking for higher wages and better working conditions. Amazon has a reputation for pressuring workers horribly, especially during the peak retailing season starting now.In Spain, according to UNI Global Union, workers at Amazon’s Madrid-area San Fernando de Henares facility, where 1,800 workers are employed, also stopped work that day. They were last on strike during Amazon Prime Day, July 16-17. That day is another major shopping day at Amazon. On a picket line, 38-year-old employee Eduardo Hernandez said, “[Black Friday] is one of the days that Amazon has most sales, and these are days when we can hurt more and make ourselves be heard because the company has not listened to us and does not want to reach any agreement.” (AP, Nov. 23)Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was recently named the richest person in the world. This ego boost gives him bragging rights among other top exploiters of the world’s workers, like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Mark Zuckerberg.It also eliminates any chance he can plead poverty if the more than half million people who work for Amazon decide to fight for higher wages. That’s just what happened on Nov. 23.According to GMB Union officer Mick Rix, about 500 workers in Britain also demonstrated at five Amazon warehouses. “What we’re saying is Jeff Bezos, you’re the richest man in the world, you have the wealth and ability to make sure your workers are treated with respect and dignity,” Rix said. (TeleSur English, Nov. 23)There are more worker actions in Europe than in the U.S. because more workers are unionized there. None of Amazon’s U.S. warehouse workers are represented by unions.That doesn’t mean there is no U.S. organizing. A group of Somali Muslim women workers at Amazon’s Shakopee, Minn., warehouse are planning a job action in December over workplace conditions and religious accommodations. The workers have held meetings with Amazon management protesting speedups and the inability to take breaks from work in order to pray.The women in Minnesota are the first group in the U.S. that has made some headway organizing against the powerful company. They voted to stage a large protest and walkout on Dec. 14, in the thick of the holiday season, according to the Nov. 20 New York Times.The giant company has 110 warehouses across the U.S. The one in Shakopee needed 1,000 workers when it opened in 2016.Workers at Whole Foods, which is owned by Amazon, have also recently begun talks of organizing.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A drawing for every lash – Indian cartoonist’s protest against Saudi blogger’s sentence

first_img IndiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News Organisation Follow the news on India India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media March 3, 2021 Find out more Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) supports the launch of the online cartoon magazine Black and White: Strokes of Resistance (B&W) by the Indian cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and hails his campaign for the release of the jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, which is highlighted in the first issue. Receive email alerts News RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more News IndiaAsia – Pacific In January this year, Trivedi announced he planned to launch a magazine of cartoons in tribute to Charlie Hebdo. His first campaign is in support of Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years’ imprisonment in September last year. The first 50 lashes were administered in public outside Jeddah’s Al-Jafali Mosque on 9 January. According to his wife Ensaf Haidar, his case had been referred to the Supreme Court, which could sentence him to death for apostasy. “We hail the immense courage of Aseem Trivedi and back his campaign in support of Raif Badawi,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific Desk.“His work embodies the spirit of Charlie Hebdo. We shall be keeping an eye open for any potential repercussions from the publication of the first issue and we hereby call on the authorities to be extra vigilant concerning the safety of the cartoonist.” Freedom of the press and religion in IndiaTrivedi is waging his fight for freedom of expression and information in a country where it is highly dangerous to criticise Islam. The subject of religion remains sensitive for journalists and bloggers. Some religious groups come out with threats and aggressive condemnations, which their members then attempt to carry out arbitrarily while the authorities turn a blind eye. The number of journalists killed has declined considerably, but self-censorship and the prevailing climate of insecurity and impunity are a cause for concern. The launch of Black & White is a breath of hope and a message to all enemies of freedom, which must be passed on. After a break of two years, Trivedi resumed cartooning in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo killings, in the belief that the attack made his art more powerful. “My aim is to use cartooning as a tool of activism,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “Through B&W, I want to campaign for the issues related to free speech, justice, equality and other human rights through my art.” He added that every edition of B&W would be a campaign in itself, supporting a person or an idea that is being repressed or harassed. He also hoped to develop it as a platform for the “art of resistance” and planned to invite cartoonists from all over the world to contribute.“In the first issue, I’m highlighting the case of Raif Badawi. I’ve published the first 25 cartoons from ‘A Cartoon Against Every Lash’, a series of 50 cartoons in support of Raif. I see Raif as a new symbol of free speech, facing a lot of torture and injustice for his freedom of expression. “He is a real crusader, as he is fighting in the hardest circumstances. And it’s our responsibility to help him in this fight of freedom. We couldn’t do anything to save the victims of Charlie Hebdo attack. But we can help Raif, surviving through the injustice.”Reporters Without Borders launched a petition for Badawi’s release that was handed in to the Saudi embassy in Paris on 15 January. So far it has gathered more than 45,000 signatures. RSF has also organized a series of pro-Badawi demonstrations outside the Saudi embassy in Paris since January.Click here to see the first issue of Black and White: http://www.bandw.in/p/home.htmlClick here to visit Aseem Trivedi’s website: http://www.aseemtrivedi.in/p/index.html to go further May 26, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A drawing for every lash – Indian cartoonist’s protest against Saudi blogger’s sentence News February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

DSNews Webcast: Tuesday 9/2/2014

first_imgHome / Featured / DSNews Webcast: Tuesday 9/2/2014 September 1, 2014 535 Views In accordance with the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Friday that it has proposed a rule to establish new housing goals for 2015 through 2017 for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. For single-family housing goals, FHFA is requesting comment on three alternative approaches. The first alternative involves using Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data to calculate both a prospective benchmark level and a retrospective market measure; the second alternative involves setting only benchmark levels; and the third involves setting only the retrospective market level measure.Under the first alternative, prospective benchmarks for the percentage of all single-family purchases would remain at their current levels of 23 percent for low-income families and 7 percent for very low-income families for 2015 through 2017, encouraging the GSEs to promote more “safe and sound lending” to low-income borrowers. Under the second alternative, single-family benchmark levels would be lower than the levels that have been proposed; and under the third alternative, prospective benchmark levels would not be set.In Fannie Mae’s July 2014 Monthly Summary released Friday, the GSE reported that July’s serious delinquency rate of 2.0 percent for single-family properties is the lowest it has been since October 2008. The percentage of single-family properties that were in serious delinquency, which is defined as having a mortgage loan where the payment is more than three months overdue or the property is in foreclosure, experienced a month-over-month decline from 2.05 percent from June and a drop from 2.7 percent from July 2013. DSNews Webcast: Tuesday 9/2/2014 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post About Author: Jordan Funderburk Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Share Save 2014-09-01 Jordan Funderburk Previous: Experts to Lecture on Opportunities, Strategy in Investment Lab at FSC Next: Report: Housing in U.S. Not Set Up to Handle Aging Population Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Junior Finance Minister uses Donegal visit to call for a ‘Yes’ vote

first_imgNewsx Adverts WhatsApp By News Highland – May 30, 2012 Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Junior Finance Minister uses Donegal visit to call for a ‘Yes’ vote Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Twitter Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Pinterest Facebook Facebook Previous articleJunior Finance Minister says VAT rate will be reduced in the futureNext articleSeven men fined for their role in Gweedore melee News Highland The Junior Finance Minister has said that it is essential that people of Donegal vote ‘Yes’ in the European Treaty Referendum.Speaking in Letterkenny yesterday, Brian Hayes said that a ‘No’ vote will bring more austerity.He also said Sinn Fein were only campaigning for a ‘No’ vote because they knew that it would bring about uncertain times.And Minister Hayes said Sinn Fein always flourish during these times:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/hayes830reg.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more