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Omnicane Limited ( HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgOmnicane Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Omnicane Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under  sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

2 UK shares I’d buy in November

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 2 UK shares I’d buy in November The outlook for UK shares at present is highly uncertain. The prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms large on the horizon, and the coronavirus crisis has wreaked havoc with the economy. However, while many companies are struggling, others have defied the gloom. I think these stocks could be the best investments in the short term.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 companies that have, so far, been able to avoid the worst of the pandemic, could be the best investments to own for a second wave.Today I’m going to take a look at two such businesses I’d buy in November. UK shares to buy Supermarket giant Morrisons (LSE: MRW) has seen sales growth this year. According to its latest trading updates, food sales jumped nearly 9% during the first half of the year.Unfortunately, a decline in petrol sales and rising costs took the shine off results — underlying profit dropped 25% for the period — but I think the food sales growth highlights the group’s strengths. As we head into the Christmas period, the company is making some significant changes. It has slashed costs and invested in its online operations. This should help the group cope with higher demand over the next few months. In my opinion, Morrisons is one of the best retailers and UK shares to own ahead of what could be a tough winter. Unlike many of its peers, the online business is profitable and deals with tech giants such as Amazon and Deliveroo have helped the firm meet rising demand. Morrisons has doubled online volumes and capacity has increased fivefold this year. Thanks to this growth, Morrisons has been able to maintain its dividend for the year. The stock offers a dividend yield of 5.1. It also looks inexpensive. The shares are changing hands at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.6. Cheap opportunity Another retailer I like the look of ahead of Christmas is Marks and Spencer (LSE: MKS). This company has made some big mistakes over the past few years. However, over the past 10 months, the stock has plunged to levels not seen for more than 20 years. I reckon this could be a buying opportunity. It seems as if investors have written off the group, but an impressive performance over Christmas could change market sentiment. Indeed, right now, the stock is trading at a price-to-book (P/B) value of 0.5. That implies the group’s assets are worth 100% more than its current market value. There are only few blue-chip UK share that offer this kind of value. As such, I think shares in Marks are too cheap and offer a wide margin of safety. Therefore, it seems to me as if the risk of investing in Marks and Spencer is worth the reward. It would appear that the group’s current share price already reflects most of the bad news facing the business, and I think a potential profit of 100% is more than enough potential compensation for me taking on the risks here.   Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share 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 Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 24th October, 2020 | More on: MKS MRW Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Urban Hybrid Housing Winning Proposal / MVRDV

first_imgSave this picture!© MVRDVWritten by Alison Furuto Share CopyMVRDV was just announced by the city of Emmen, Switzerland as the winners of the Feldbreite competition for a housing block, which consist of 95 homes of 16 different types. Their urban hybrid development proposal combines characteristics of city dwelling – central location, privacy, underground parking – with the characteristics of suburban life: gardens, multilevel living and a neighborhood community. Construction is expected to start in 2015. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!© MVRDVRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsInstead of the housing block asked for by the brief, MVRDV created a mixed urban block with small apartment buildings at the corners, townhouses along the streets and garden and patio houses inside the block. The 16 different housing types, which vary in size from 30 to 130 m2 and from one to four floors, will naturally attract a mixed group of inhabitants, an important factor in creating a vivid urban environment. The project consists of 9000 m2 of housing, 2034 m2 services and 2925 m2 underground parking. Save this picture!© MVRDVEach house or apartment will have its own façade color, emphasizing its individual ownership. A pastel range of color was chosen based on the specific colors traditionally found in historic Swiss town centers in the Lucerne area, such as Beromünster. Save this picture!© MVRDVAn important aspect of the project is the high quality of construction in combination with relatively low prices. Clients will be able to buy a more or less finished house – comparable to the basic model of a new car – with options leading up to almost full fit and finish possible. Home owners with little money can therefore delay investment, or do the work themselves, and still live in a high quality, new build home. Save this picture!© MVRDVThe exterior of the block is a varied urban street front whilst the interior offers the quality of a green and intimate village. The interior of the block is divided into both private and public spaces, with dividing walls used to hang tables or benches and parts of the walls which can be rotated and used for table tennis. A cohesive landscaping plan foresees a wide variety of fruit trees in the courtyard, in both the private and public areas. The garden and patio houses in the center of the courtyard have their own entrance doors at the outer perimeter of the block. The roofs will be used for additional outdoor space.ArchitectsMVRDVLocationEmmen, SwitzerlandDevelopment CorporationSenn BPM AGLandscape ArchitectsFontana Landscape ArchitectsReal Estate ConsultingWüest & PartnerProject Year2013PhotographsMVRDVProject Year2013PhotographsCourtesy of MVRDVProject gallerySee allShow lessDyv-net, Dynamic Vertical Networks Proposal / JAPA ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectThe City of Chicago Gets 3D PrintedArchitecture News Share Urbanism Urban Hybrid Housing Winning Proposal / MVRDV ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Switzerland ArchDaily Projects “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Urban Hybrid Housing Winning Proposal / MVRDVSave this projectSaveUrban Hybrid Housing Winning Proposal / MVRDV CopyAbout this officeMVRDVOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectUrbanismResidential ArchitectureHousingEmmenHousingUrban PlanningResidentialSwitzerlandPublished on July 12, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “Urban Hybrid Housing Winning Proposal / MVRDV” 12 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore 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

Verket / Link Arkitektur

first_img “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Norway ArchDaily Year:  Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Apartments Architects: LINK arkitektur Area Area of this architecture project Area:  32000 m² Area:  32000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Hundven-Clements Photography+ 8 Share photographs:  Hundven-Clements PhotographyPhotographs:  Hundven Clements PhotographySave this picture!© Hundven-Clements PhotographyRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – SP-LineText description provided by the architects. The housing project “Verket” is situated close to Damsgårdsundet harbour front in Bergen. Like so many other harbour areas in European cities and in the rest of the world, this part of the city is going through a transformation; from industry to housing and business areas. This unique location between the Fjord and the mountains and in addition, within walking distance to the city centre and university, gives future residents innumerable possibilities concerning work and recreation. Save this picture!© Hundven-Clements Photography “Verket” together with several other projects in the area will create approximately 1100 new flats, cafes, shops and small businesses in close proximity to the city centre. The politicians in Bergen municipality have high ambitions to create a future-oriented district that will be attractive for all demographic groups. A pedestrian bridge over the fjord for cyclists and pedestrians is under planning and will span from the district’s new main Square “Markusplassen” to the new commercial area on the city side. This will contribute to connecting the commercial and social centre in Damsgård and create an interactive plaza for the city and the developing area. The square named after the Markus church in the nearby vicinity links it to its geographical surroundings. Save this picture!© Hundven-Clements PhotographyThe local school, Ny Krohnborg School, is modernized and combines regional functions such as a local cultural centre, sports facilities and a kindergarten. A new promenade and outdoor swimming facilities will be established along the existing harbour front. “Verket” is situated in the centre of this exciting new district, with the listed Iron Foundry building as part of its location. The foundry’s architecture originates from 1890-1900 and creates the possibility for interesting architectural juxtapositions; new versus old. The listed building will be restored into a modern shopping facility. The Ground floor of the buildings are commercial areas that will contribute to the life and energy of the street. Save this picture!© Hundven-Clements PhotographyThe two housing towers in Verket have an unusual hexagonal shape. We choose this form to create a maximum of light and view from the flats and to create good views from the sourounding housing projects. The buildings have two very different sides, one with continius balconys with colorful glass and one calmer grey broken up with bright orange. The balconies and the glasswall functions as a sound screen for the flats and create a lively façade. The sloping windows accentuate the buildings distinct character, making it easily recognizable. The project contains 45 flats with a light and a spacious interior. The oblique window shape creates a dynamic and unusual feeling from the internal space. All flats are prepared for disabled users. There is a large communal roof terrace on one of the buildings.Save this picture!Site PlanProject gallerySee allShow less52 Social Housing in Tarragona / aguilera|guerrero architectsSelected ProjectsToward a Fit Nation: 18 Projects that Promote Healthy LifestylesArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Michael Kronsgate 71, 5057 Bergen, NorwayLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2012 Verket / Link ArkitekturSave this projectSaveVerket / Link Arkitektur 2012 CopyAbout this officeLink ArkitekturOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBergenHousingResidentialNorwayPublished on November 25, 2013Cite: “Verket / Link Arkitektur” 25 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyApartments•Bergen, Norway Verket / Link Arkitekturlast_img read more

Opinion: Eight burger joints to try in Fort Worth

first_imgWinter Events Guide + posts Ryan Myers Twitter Ryan Myers Twitter Facebook Linkedin TAGSDutch’sfood reviewFred’s Texas CafeGood Food Co.Hopdoddy Burger BarKincaid’s HamburgersRodeo GoatSwiss Pastry ShopThe Bearded Lady Interfaith group hopes to pass religious accommodation policy Facebook Ryan is a junior double majoring in journalism and history from Little Elm, Texas. He is an avid sports fan that enjoys all things TCU and Dallas related. When not in class you can find him in a Fort Worth eatery or marching on the 50. Linkedin Ryan Myers Ryan Myers New ice cream shop rolls into Fort Worth Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store printIn a testament to Fort Worth’s burger scene, the first restaurant that was ever recommended to me was West 7th staple Rodeo Goat. Travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler agrees, calling Fort Worth a top 15 burger city in America. Fort Worth has a mix of high profile venues and joints even a long-time local may have never heard of or considered. Here are eight places to visit if you’re craving a burger. Rodeo GoatThe Chaca Oaxaca from Rodeo Goat. (Photo by Ryan Myers)As mentioned above, this was the first restaurant that was ever recommended to me in Fort Worth. Rodeo Goat has been serving a creative combination of burgers since it opened in 2012. My personal favorite, the Chaca Oaxaca, features a beef and chorizo patty, pico, queso fresco, avocado, tabasco mayo and a fried egg. Other burgers include the Sugar Burger, a burger that features candied bacon and grilled peaches; and the Terlingua — basically a Frito pie between two buns. For the vegetarians out there, Rodeo Goat has two vegetarian burgers and will change any patty on request. The restaurant also holds a Battle of the Burger against two limited-run burgers. This round’s contenders are The Padre, a bacon chipotle BBQ and cheddar packed patty with fried mushrooms, tomato, spinach, Fresno aioli and a tangy chive sour cream sauce; and the Chupacabra, a beef and chorizo patty topped with a smoked lime aioli, roasted hatch chilies, queso asadero, jalapeno croutons and guacamole. Of the eight places I visited, Rodeo Goat had the best fries. They keep it simple but have a satisfying crunch and a soft inside, a perfect combo for any fry. Also be sure to get some dessert. The shakes can be hit or miss, but the Goat Balls are a must. If you don’t know what Goat Balls are, you need to go get some. I’ll wait.Hopdoddy Burger BarThe Llano Poblano and Stout Chocolate shake from Hopdoddy. (Photo by Ryan Myers)The newest addition to Fort Worth’s burger scene, this Austin based restaurant opened a location in August. It’s the fourth location in DFW, joining the two Dallas and Addison locations. Hopdoddy’s arrival came with a lot of hype, and deservedly so. I went for the first time for this story and I walked away impressed and full. I ordered the Llano Poblano, a beef burger topped with pepper jack, bacon, seared poblano peppers, chipotle mayo, and lettuce on a wheat bun. The burger was very good and I fell in love with the wheat bun. It was toasted well and still warm from the oven. The most interesting burger on the menu is The Impossible. It’s a vegetarian burger that actually bleeds.For my fries, I ordered the parmesan truffle fries. The seasoning was great, but the fries disappointed. I found them to have the texture of cardboard, much like those at In-N-Out. The only dessert offered here are shakes and they are amazing. I ordered a chocolate shake and my only complaint was that there was no strawberry flavor on the menu. I’m still shaking my head in confusion.Fred’s Texas CafeBacon and Cheese Fredburger with fries from Fred’s. (Photo by Ryan Myers)If you want to watch the game or listen to some live country music, Fred’s is the place for you. Burgers are the name of the game, but Fred’s also serves other Texas favorites like tacos, quesadillas and chicken fried steak. I ordered the classic Fredburger with bacon and cheese. I’ve always found the bun to be a little dry and the toppings are thrown on without much care unless you get a specialty burger, but the flavor is always there and that’s what really matters. As for the specialty burgers, try the Diablo or Serrano Burger if you really want to turn up the heat.The fries are quite good and can be loaded with cheese and bacon for a filling bar appetizer. No desserts here, but you may not want one if you eat too much. Dutch’sPatty Melt with onion rings from Dutch’s. (Photo by Ryan Myers)A TCU favorite, Dutch’s has been serving burgers since 2007 and is currently expanding into the building next door. The burgers are the star here and there’s quite a variety, from the original Dutch to my favorites: the Vaquero Burger, a burger that features fried onion and jalapeño strings and the Bacon Bleu Cheese. The one thing that all of these burgers share is the wonderful bun. It’s slightly sweet, buttery and always well toasted. Be sure to look at the other menu options as well, the bar food is quite good and Dutch’s serves a couple of mean melts. My personal favorite item on the menu is the steak finger basket. The gravy is divine and goes well with the fries.Speaking of fries, they are very good and always come in a heaping pile. Be sure to check out the tater tots as well. The shakes have always been a little thick, but they are flavorful and have strawberry so there’s not much else I can ask for.Swiss Pastry ShopGreen Chile Bacon Burger from the Swiss Pastry Shop. (Photo by Ryan Myers)Known for its black forest cake and breakfast, the Swiss Pastry Shop has recently added burgers to their arsenal. Rather than using normal beef, they use Texas Akaushi beef, a form of Japanese beef known for its tenderness. This makes the burgers the Swiss Pastry Shop puts out a little different from the rest. The burgers are creative but don’t get too wild. I ordered the Green Chile Bacon Burger and the chilies added a nice hint of heat without being overpowering. The bun is also great. It’s a sesame bun that is light and buttery and holds firm even with all of the juices from the meat and cheese.There are no fries to be found here, but I’d recommend the potato salad or the sauerkraut. For dessert, you have a whole bakery to choose from. In fact, it’s the first thing you see when walking in. They have a number of pies and cakes to select as well as pastries and bread. They are only open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., so don’t try to go for dinner.Kincaid’s HamburgersThe Cattleman and a strawberry shake from Kincaid’s. (Photo by Ryan Myers)In business since 1946, this iconic Fort Worth burger joint sits in a long-abandoned grocery store that decided to start making burgers and has yet to stop. Kincaid’s now has six locations, but the original still serves up fresh burgers on Camp Bowie. In a testament to its heritage, every order comes to-go with the order markings in sharpie on the outside. Most of the burgers are pretty simple and the wildest they get is putting pimento cheese or an onion ring on top. I ordered a Junior Cowtown, a burger with grilled onions and jalapeños. You may laugh at the size, but this burger was plenty large enough.The fries come crinkle cut and go well in their shakes. The shakes are exquisite and stay creamy from the first to last sip. I would also recommend the banana pudding. It is thick and creamy and full of banana chunks.Good Food Co.Bacon Cheeseburger with fries from Good Food Co. (Photo by Ryan Myers)A little out of the way from the TCU area, this Race Street diner is serving up good food at better prices. There’s nothing fancy here, each burger is a homage to the past when things were simple and you could pronounce the toppings. The Bacon Cheeseburger ($6) was very good. The patty was well seasoned and the vegetables were fresh and crisp. They also toasted both sides of the bun, which was interesting but enjoyable. Be warned, if you want to eat here keep in mind they are only open 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m..The fries here were a little different with more of a homestyle feel. They were wider than I was expecting and still crisp on the outside. The seasoning on top was also good. If you are in need for midday dessert after your meal you won’t find it here. I would recommend walking right next door to Gypsy Scoops.The Bearded LadyThe Bearded L.U.S.T Burger and fries at The Bearded Lady. (Photo by Ryan Myers)This Magnolia gastropub is serving up a large variety of craft brews and a select menu of bar food favorites like burgers, wings and corn dogs. The main attraction is the Bearded L.U.S.T, a burger stuffed with roasted poblano and feta with gouda, avocado and caramelized onions on top. The flavors go well together and the brioche bun was fluffy and buttery. I would also recommend the pulled pork sandwich. The pork is very tender and the guacamole added creaminess in lieu of a BBQ sauce.The fries are very good and well seasoned, but the best side I’ve had here is the bacon mac and cheese. It has plenty of cheese and the bacon cuts right through and adds just enough salt. They will tell you the desserts on request, but I’ve never had their dessert because I always find myself walking down the street to Melt. 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Journalist gunned down in region under paramilitary sway after protection withdrawn

first_img Organisation March 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gunned down in region under paramilitary sway after protection withdrawn ColombiaAmericas RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News ColombiaAmericas October 21, 2020 Find out more to go further May 13, 2021 Find out more Reportscenter_img News Reporters Without Borders urges the Colombian authorities, especially the interior ministry, to explain why they recently stopped providing protection for Clodomiro Castilla Ospina, a magazine editor and radio reporter who was gunned down in the northern department of Córdoba on 19 March. As someone who had often reported on the links between the Córdoba authorities and paramilitary groups, Castilla was a particular exposed journalist in one of the hemisphere’s most dangerous regions for the media.“We offer our condolences to Castilla’s friends and family, especially his four children and his media colleagues,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope the local authorities will do everything possible to solve this murder, which came at a time of electoral tension and new revelations highlighting the scale of paramilitary infiltration of the ruling class.”The editor of the magazine El Pulso del Tiempo and a reporter for radio La Voz de Montería, Castilla was gunned down outside his home in Montería, the departmental capital, on the evening of 19 March. The authorities have offered a reward for any useful information about his murder.Castilla, who had received serious threats in the past, made a name for himself through his coverage of the activities of Salvatore Mancuso, a paramilitary chief who was finally extradited to the United States in 2008 to face drug-trafficking charges, La Voz director Rafael Gómez said.He also testified to the supreme court during the trial of Reginaldo Montes et Juan Manuel López Cabrales, two parliamentarians who were convicted in 2008 of supporting a much-feared paramilitary group called the “Black Eagles.”Castilla is the first journalist to be killed in connection with his work this year in Colombia, which was ranked 126th out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Receive email alerts RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Egyptian blogger known as “Mohamed Oxygen” finally released

first_img News News Worse still, the release of Mahmoud Hussein, an Al Jazeera journalist detained since December 2016, was rescinded at the last moment at the end of May on the grounds that he was to be the subject of a new investigation. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes yesterday’s release of Mohamed Ibrahim Radwan, a blogger also known as “Mohamed Oxygen” who had been held since April 2018 for “disseminating false news.” But RSF points out that many other journalists are still imprisoned in Egypt. Egypt is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation August 1, 2019 Egyptian blogger known as “Mohamed Oxygen” finally released Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution As in Mohamed Oxygen’s case, a court has approved the release of Shorouq Amjad, a photographer held since April 2018, but he is still waiting to be freed. At the same time, a court has rescinded an order for the release of Badr Mohammed Badr, a freelance journalist held since March 2017. Instead his detention has been extended yet again. News February 1, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Egypt Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information A court ordered Radwan’s release on 22 July but he had to wait another nine days until the authorities finally released him from Tora prison last night and he remains under judicial control. His lawyer said he will have report to a police station twice a week and spend two hours there each time, answering questions and accounting for his activities. News “Mohamed Oxygen’s release ends more than a year of arbitrary detention for this blogger, but it must not distract from the fact that the only one name has been removed from the long list of journalists detained in Egypt,” RSF’s Middle East desk said. “A journalist has been freed, but others still await release and others continue to be arrested.” RSF_en January 22, 2021 Find out more Three more journalists have been arrested in the past few weeks: Hossam Monis of Al-Karama and Hisham Fouad on 25 June and Ahmed El-Leithy on 10 July. to go further February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned last_img read more

Limerick atheists call for a secular education system

first_img TAGSEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanlimerickMid-West Humanists (MWH) WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleLimerick girls get Ireland soccer call-upNext articleBig Beautiful Woman makes an entrance Alan Jacques Facebook NewsLocal NewsLimerick atheists call for a secular education systemBy Alan Jacques – December 4, 2014 1137 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WhatsApp Email Printcenter_img by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Peter O’Hara of the Mid West HumanistsAN atheist group with members from Limerick, Clare and Tipperary has called on Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan to end religious influence on the primary and secondary school system.The Mid-West Humanists (MWH) believe the present education system discriminates against children who have no religion and breaches their human rights by denying them access to an education free from the teaching of religious beliefs as facts.The group say they are not asking for more schools of multi-denominational patron, such as the Educate Together schools, but for all state-supported schools to be in State ownership, and to be secular schools.The changes that the Mid-West Humanists seek to Ireland’s education system will, they say, make it easier for government to deal with the increasing variety of religions and make it easier to provide education.The group, who meet on a monthly basis to discuss issues relating to an ethical philosophy of life, maintain that the secular system it proposes would also “liberate” teachers who are “unhappily forced to teach values in which they no longer believe”.Peter O’Hara from the MWH said that a secular education system where everyone has the right to their beliefs and where the State remains neutral on these beliefs is the only way to protect equally the rights of religious and nonreligious people. Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Millennials Less Likely to Identify Credit-Altering Life Events, But Do Check Credit for Mortgages

first_img Millennials Less Likely to Identify Credit-Altering Life Events, But Do Check Credit for Mortgages Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 21, 2015 4,328 Views Millennials Mortgage Credit Access TransUnion 2015-10-21 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Xhevrije West Previous: Foreclosure Data Has Significantly Improved From Crisis Peak Five Years Ago Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 10/22/2015 in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Although millennials are less likely than baby boomers to identify milestone life events that could affect their credit, more than half of them are checking their credit when taking out a mortgage loan.An online survey from TransUnion of 1,136 U.S. consumers ages 18 and up found that less than half of millennials surveyed are aware of major life events that could positively or negatively affect credit.TransUnion determined that consumers of all ages are usually unprepared for life events when credit is needed because they do not check their scores before or after the life event.Approximately 49 percent of all respondents said they checked their credit when planning for or experiencing a milestone. However, 58 percent of those surveyed noted that they did check their credit score when seeking a mortgage loan, indicating that they were slightly more likely to check their credit when taking out a loan.“It’s important for all people to understand the effect of life milestones on their credit so they can put themselves in a position to reach personal and financial goals,” said Ken Chaplin, SVP at TransUnion. “This survey reveals that many people, especially younger adults, may not be prepared for how certain events, such as marriage, buying a home or getting a car could alter their credit scores.”The availability of mortgage credit to borrowers declined slightly in the second quarter of 2015, despite impactful federal efforts to expand the credit box.“It’s important for all people to understand the effect of life milestones on their credit so they can put themselves in a position to reach personal and financial goals.”—Ken ChaplinThe Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center reported in their Housing Credit Availability Index (HCAI) that mortgage credit availability decreased from 5.5 in the first quarter to 5.3 in the current quarter.However, the report notes that credit access remains above the all-time low of 4.6, which occurred in the third quarter of 2013.Effort to expand the credit box have been made on both ends and are “having an impact” within the mortgage industry.Click here to read TransUnion’s full report. Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Millennials Mortgage Credit Access TransUnion Related Articles 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 ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Millennials Less Likely to Identify Credit-Altering Life Events, But Do Check Credit for Mortgages The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Ocwen Remains Positive Despite Another Quarterly Loss

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Ocwen Remains Positive Despite Another Quarterly Loss Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Earnings Ocwen Profits Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Ocwen Remains Positive Despite Another Quarterly Loss Earnings Ocwen Profits 2016-07-27 Kendall Baer Financially, it has not been a good year for Ocwen Financial Corp. through the first six months.  After reporting a net loss of $111 million for the first quarter of 2016, the nonbank servicer came back in the second quarter with a net loss of $87.2 million (71 cents per share), according to Ocwen’s Q2 earnings report released Wednesday.Q2’s net loss brought Ocwen’s total net loss for the first half of 2016 up to $198.4 million, compared with a net income of $44.3 million for the first half of 2015. After substantial losses in the third and fourth quarters, however, Ocwen posted a net loss of more than $200 million for the full year of 2015 (the silver lining was, it was an improvement from 2014’s reported net loss of $546 million).Ocwen’s pre-tax net loss of $96.4 million in Q2 were impacted by $40 million in legal defense costs and settlement expenses related to a $30 million settlement in the two Fisher cases to resolve allegations that Ocwen had falsely certified its compliance with certain federal mortgage programs. Ocwen had been battling the two Fisher lawsuits since 2012.Also having an adverse effect on Ocwen’s Q2 financial results were a $15 million reserve for a potential future regulatory settlement, $11.4 million of unfavorable interest rate driven fair value changes related to Ginnie Mae and GSE mortgage servicing rights, and $4.3 million in interest expense under Ocwen’s agreements with New Residential Investment Corp. related to an S&P ratings downgrade of Ocwen.As for the positives of the Q2 earnings report, Ocwen saw a quarter-over-quarter increase in revenue of $42 million—the first time revenue had increased over-the-quarter in a year. The company also experienced a 35 percent over-the-quarter increase in origination volume. Also, Ocwen completed 19,729 loan modifications to assist homeowners facing foreclosure during Q2, which was a 19 percent increase from Q1.“We are pleased to see the progress being made in our core businesses and new initiatives. We also continue to put additional legacy issues, such as the Fisher cases, behind us. While we still have more to do on various fronts, we are moving towards returning to profitability in our core operations while growing our asset-generation activities,” commented Ron Faris, President and CEO. “We continue to invest in risk management, compliance, service excellence and technology. We maintain our leadership in helping families struggling with their mortgage payments as evidenced by our number one status in the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and our numerous, well-regarded community outreach efforts. Our growth in mortgage lending and Automotive Capital Services are gratifying early indicators of potential success in new initiatives that can allow us, over time, to drive earnings growth.”Click here to view a presentation on Ocwen’s Q2 earnings. July 27, 2016 1,229 Views  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Treasury Reflects On Six Years of Reform Progress Next: Historical Performance Data Finally Released The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, TX. Born and raised in Texas, Kendall now works as the online editor for DS News. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more