CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) HY2008 Interim Report

first_imgCAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 interim results for the half year.For more information about CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh)  2008 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgInnodis Ltd (HWF.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury meets Jordanian foreign minister in Amman

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Middle East Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs [Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met with the Jordanian foreign minister His Excellency Nasser Judeh in Amman today (June 26) to discuss current tensions in the Middle East and opportunities for building peace between religions in the region.Welby was accompanied by Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani, whose diocese also includes the Kingdom of Jordan.The archbishop is currently on a five-day visit to Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.Topics covered in the meeting included political instability and conflict in the Middle East, and the needs of the various historic religious communities in the region.The grave situation in Syria, and the huge numbers of Syrian refugees who have been taken in by Jordan, were also discussed.The archbishop said: “It was a privilege to be so warmly received with such hospitality by the foreign minister. We had a very productive discussion about the political situation in the region, and especially about how we might cooperate to help foster peace, and secure the traditional fabric of the whole society in the region.The Hashemite Court has a close relationship with the archbishop’s office, and His Majesty King Abdullah II visited Lambeth Palace last November.Recognizing the traditional Hashemite responsibility for Muslim and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem and the Holy Land and also the needs of international pilgrims from both communities, the archbishop asked the foreign minister to thank King Abdullah for his own and his father’s exemplary role, and to encourage His Majesty to continue this vital service to the common good of both religious communities locally and internationally. Archbishop of Canterbury, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Archbishop of Canterbury meets Jordanian foreign minister in Amman Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Lambeth Palace staffPosted Jun 26, 2013 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

Episcopal Health Foundation purchases Houston office building

first_img Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (1) Submit a Job Listing By diocesan staffPosted Apr 24, 2014 April 24, 2014 at 10:06 pm This is great news! Excellent work! I look forward to seeing the new property when next I visit Houston. Comments are closed. Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The Episcopal Health Foundation has purchased property for its new offices at 500 Fannin in Downtown Houston, Elena Marks, president and CEO of the foundation announced. The foundation plans to occupy the property this summer.The decision to purchase the space was made after a thorough study of alternatives, said foundation treasurer Bob Biehl. “In nine years we would have spent about the same amount on a lease,” he explained, “and we will have the additional asset of the building.”The four-story, 1932 Art Deco-style building was renovated to LEED Gold standards. A portion of the building will be leased out and the foundation will occupy 10,000 square feet on the top two floors of the 25,000 square foot building.One of the benefits is the office’s proximity to the Diocesan Center of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas on the next block and Christ Church Cathedral, directly across the street. “The location will allow us to continue to build a close relationship with the diocese and all of our parishes,” Marks said.  “Our new building also offers the opportunity for shared use in the future as well as expanded space for ministry.”Biehl said that building additional floors onto the existing Diocesan Center and parking lot would have cost more than $11 million as compared with less than $9 million for this building. “After some months of inquiry, visits to alternate sites and inspections, 500 Fannin was a clear choice,” he said. “Building ownership is preferable to leasing over the long term and the break even analysis bears that out. There is the added benefit of the proximity to both the cathedral and to the Diocesan Center and the potential for utilizing the space between all three entities for our mutual benefit.”center_img Health & Healthcare Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Laurie Eiserloh says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Health Foundation purchases Houston office building Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

Lopez helps France to edge Scotland after tight encounter in Paris

first_imgMonday Feb 13, 2017 Lopez helps France to edge Scotland after tight encounter in Paris France edged Scotland 22-16 in a tense Six Nations clash on Sunday. Camille Lopez kicked two late penalties to deny Scotland their first win in Paris since 1999. Scores were tied with ten minutes left, but France made sure that they took this one, after a narrow defeat to England last weekend.For Scotland, Stuart Hogg scored his third try of the tournament, and lock Tim Swinson scored after halftime. France only scored one try, through centre Gael Fickou.Consolation for the Scots is that they picked up a losing bonus point.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

BIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in Vancouver

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/444757/big-s-beach-howe-tower-wins-approval-in-vancouver Clipboard Save this picture!© LuxigonWritten by Karissa RosenfieldOctober 31, 2013 Share BIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in VancouverSave this articleSaveBIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in Vancouver ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/444757/big-s-beach-howe-tower-wins-approval-in-vancouver Clipboard CopyAbout this authorKarissa RosenfieldAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSkyscrapersBIGVancouverCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “BIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in Vancouver ” 31 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.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 stream Architecture News “COPY” CopyBjarke Ingels Group (BIG)’s 700,000 square foot Beach + Howe development has been approved by the Vancouver City Council. Though concerns still remain regarding the height of the 52-story tower – which is intended to become the city’s fourth tallest building – an overwhelming majority of the council and public seems to be enthusiastic about the project. “It meets the test at every respect — gorgeous architecture, turning a dead space into a vibrant public space with animation and job space. The housing is diverse and much needed… People have used the word iconic – I think it’s remarkable design to combine so many elements on a tough site,” stated Mayor Gregor Robertson before the vote. “It’s an extraordinary project that deserves strong council support.”Commissioned by Canada’s real estate mogul Ian Gillespie of Westbank, Beach + Howe promises to add a foreign twist to Vancouver’s skyline and create a new identity for an undefined section of town at the fringe of the city’s residential area. Save this picture!© LuxigonThe 52-story, glass tower comprised of 407 residential units will be perched on top a 10-story podium that offers retail and 95 residential market units on Howe Street. Neighboring it will be a cluster of six-story retail and office buildings occupying the disused, interstitial spaces found between the Granville Street Bridge’s entry and exit ramps.Save this picture!© LuxigonBIG proposes to transform these dismal spaces, which is unsurprisingly dominated by cars and avoided by human activity, into a cultural and pedestrian destination. Glass “prisms” will provide desirable retail and public space, while existing building facades and bridge surfaces will be converted into a dramatic outdoor gallery. In addition, Bjarke envisions the road which crosses below the bridge to become a host for outdoor markets, festivals and concerts. Impressed, panel member Peter Wreglesworth described the project as “whole composition that is urban art.”Save this picture!© LuxigonSave this picture!© LuxigonThe project will bring a total of 80,000 retail space to the area, including grocery, liquor and drug stores supported by 609 vehicle parking stalls and 723 bicycle parking spaces.Additional Beach + Howe information and images can be found here. Reference: Vancouver CourierMuseu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE) / Paulo Mendes da RochaArticlesNew Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears CompletionArchitecture News Share ArchDaily “COPY” BIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in Vancouver last_img read more

TCU routs Oklahoma State to sweep season series

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU forward Kouat Noi drives to the hoop against Oklahoma State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto All 11 players that suited up for TCU entered the game, including Shaun Olden who did not play the last two games due to an injury suffered at Kansas on Feb. 6.Kenrich Willams, Desmond Bane, Kouat Noi, and Lat Mayen celebrate TCU’s victory over Oklahoma State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoUp NextTCU hits the road for its next contest. Feb. 21 in Ames against Iowa State. The Horned Frogs defeated the Cyclones by 23 in a Jan. 17 contest in Fort Worth, 96-73.“We look forward to Iowa State,” Dixon said. “We know they’re going to be ready for us and what a tough place to play, I know we’ve never won there. We had never beaten OSU twice, so we’re going to look to continue to set firsts going forward.” Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food.center_img printThe Horned Frogs dug themselves quite a hole against the Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday, falling behind by as many as 12, 14-2, in the first five minutes, but TCU climbed all the way back behind the frontcourt duo of Kouat Noi and Ahmed Hamdy, 90-70.The Horned Frogs improved to 18-9 overall and 6-8 in Big 12, while the Cowboys fell to 15-12 overall and 5-9 in conference play. The sixth conference win tied last season’s total for the most wins against the Big 12, which was a school record.“I don’t know about the first ten minutes, but I was proud of our guys for the last 30,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “It was fun to see them respond and I challenged them to try to get the team out there that I believe we are.”Noi hit four of his first five shots, consistently slicing through the lane for lay-ups to total 11 points and six rebounds in the first 20 minutes.TCU forward Kouat Noi drives to the hoop against Oklahoma State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“He’s getting better as the year goes on, we’re finding him where he’s at and he’s become a way better shooter,” Dixon said. “He’s a hard matchup as a forward because he can shoot it so well and he finished well at the rim today, which is something we’ve been working on with him.”Noi finished with a team-high and career-high 19 points.Hamdy managed to draw foul after foul en route to nine first-half free throw attempts, making his last four as he finished with eight points and four rebounds in the opening half.“I just brought a lot of energy, and I wanted to push the team on defense today because they needed me today,” Hamdy said.Hamdy’s defense also managed to spark the home crowd, as the Fort Worth faithful serenaded the senior by chanting his name after each free throw attempt and defensive play he made.“The crowd just gave me more confidence,” Hamdy said. “When the crowd got into it, I became more confident, which is why I made four in a row and had no more problems.”TCU forward Ahmed Hamdy shoots a jump-hook over the Oklahoma State defense. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoNoi said Hamdy’s play changed TCU’s outlook when trailing early.“Ahmed played big time for us in the first half, and in the second half he came back rebounding and being aggressive like he usually does,” Noi said. “He had a great game today, and it just lifted the whole team up.”Hamdy’s physical play led to OSU center Mitchell Solomon, who scored the first seven points of the night, to pick up three early fouls, which clearly altered the Cowboy offensive attack.“He’s our most impactful player, and it’s not close,” Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton said. “Not having Mitch is a big deal.”Hamdy finished the contest with 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds.The Horned Frogs took a three-point lead, 39-36, into the locker room, as the TCU defense managed to stifle the Cowboys as the first half concluded, limiting Oklahoma State to 37.5 percent shooting from the field. The Horned Frogs hit 46.4 percent of their shots before halftime.Just over four minutes into the second half, the Horned Frogs scored seven straight points to increase their lead to double digits, 49-39. The closest Oklahoma State could get to the Horned Frogs for the rest of the night was seven, 57-50 with 11:38 remaining, as TCU built a lead as big as 21 points, 82-61 with 4:08 left to play, following a Noi three-pointer from the right wing.“We had to win this game, and we probably have to win every game from here on out,” TCU guard Kenrich Williams said. “Coach got on to us in the huddle to play harder, and I think we picked it up from there.” Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook ReddIt Garrett Podell Linkedin Previous articleRowing club seeks growth and competitionNext articleWomen’s basketball dominates Kansas State to end losing streak, 87-70 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’last_img read more

Fear in Libreville after leading daily’s editor is arrested and questioned for several hours

first_img GabonAfrica January 24, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders deplores the climate of fear that the authorities have created among the Gabonese media by arresting Albert Yangari, the well-known editor of the national daily L’Union, for several hours today.“Today’s incident was clearly motivated by the government’s desire to intimidate journalists who dare to investigate sensitive subjects,” Reporters Without Borders said. “L’Union has displayed a commendable readiness to be outspoken in its reporting in the past three months and this should have been encouraged rather punished by the government.”The press freedom organisation added: “We urge the authorities, especially interior minister Jean-François Ndongou and communication minister Laure-Olga Gondjout, to show some decency by respecting media diversity.”A former tourism minister and one of Gabon’s most respected journalists, Yangari was arrested near Libreville’s Democracy Circle at around 10 a.m. as he was driving to work, and was taken to army intelligence headquarters by a detachment of Red Berets, one of the Gabonese army’s elite units.“They interrogated me about all of the newspaper’s articles but especially those of the past few days about Port-Gentil,” Yangari told Agence France-Presse, adding that they also “lectured” him before freeing him in the early afternoon.During the past two days, L’Union carried reports by Jonas Moulenda about the toll from the post-election violence in the western city of Port-Gentil, the stronghold of one of the opposition candidates in the recent presidential poll, Pierre Mamboundou.The official figure is three dead, but the newspaper said “the number of victims could be as high as 22.” L’Union also claimed that at least three people were shot dead by soldiers, while the government insists that the army never opened fire.The media have had to endure a great deal of tension in recent weeks with journalists being harassed and in some cases subjected to extortion by the authorities and by opposition supporters.Equipment belonging to TV + Gabon, a station owned by another presidential candidate, André Mba Obame, has meanwhile just been seized in the interior of the country in compliance with order number 00644/MCPTNTI/SG, issued by communication ministry secretary-general Christophe Othamot on 18 September. Reporters Without Borders has a copy of the order. November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison GabonAfrica Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News to go furthercenter_img News Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands Follow the news on Gabon RSF_en Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa September 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fear in Libreville after leading daily’s editor is arrested and questioned for several hours News December 31, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

What’s on the Horizon for Housing Affordability?

first_img Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Tagged with: CoreLogic data Frank Nothaft HOUSING Housing Affordability mortgage The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News CoreLogic data Frank Nothaft HOUSING Housing Affordability mortgage 2017-12-11 Nicole Casperson Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Fannie and Freddie Announce Holiday Eviction Moratoriums Next: Credit Card Debt Is Rising, and Housing Costs Aren’t Helping  Print This Post What’s on the Horizon for Housing Affordability? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / What’s on the Horizon for Housing Affordability?center_img About Author: Nicole Casperson The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago As 2017 starts to wind down, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft analyzes what he predicts will be the central theme for the 2018 housing market—the continuing erosion of affordability.Although the challenges of affordability have already spread to many high-cost markets, according to Nothaft, the issue is likely to extend to more moderate-cost places across the nation. So what 2017 economic factors are driving this expansion of diminishing affordability into 2018?As the Federal Reserve continues to signal its plan to spike up interest rates, this is the first concern for housing affordability—as it pushes up other short-term interest rates including initial rates on adjustable rate mortgages and reduces its portfolio of long Treasuring and mortgage-backed securities.“And while fixed-rate mortgage rates remain at historically low levels, they are already up about three-fourths of a percentage point above their record low,” Nothaft said. “Fixed-rate loans are forecast to rise in 2018 by at least one-half a percentage point to as much as a full percentage point.”The second factor is the increasing home prices. As previously reported, CoreLogic’s National Home Price Index rose 6 percent year-over-year, with the less expensive homes rising the fastest.According to Nothaft’s analysis, when combined with the rise in mortgage rates, the price increase for lower-priced homes translates into an estimated 15 percent rise over the last year in the monthly principal and interest payment for a first-time buyer.“We expect this trend to continue in 2018, with the CoreLogic Home Price Index for the U.S. up another 5 percent,” Nothaft said.The final factor is the lack of homes for sale, and Nothaft specifically mentions starter homes and first-time buyers experiencing the greatest impact.As low inventory creates competition for the rising desire for homeownership by a growing population of millennial homebuyers, Nothaft notes that home sale conditions will favor the seller by two main aspects. First, multiple contracts per home. Second, more homes that sell at or above listing prices.However, the final prediction made is that the affordability problem could be solved by new construction and rehabilitation of housing stock.“We expect housing starts to increase 5 percent in 2018, but more building is necessary to alleviate the affordability challenges in many higher-cost American cities,” Nothaft forecasts.To view the full U.S. Economic Outlook: December 2017, click here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles December 11, 2017 1,871 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

‘Let Us Show Confidence In The Process’:, Says Justice Chandrachud [Read Courtroom Exchange In Sudarshan TV Matter]

first_imgTop Stories’Let Us Show Confidence In The Process’:, Says Justice Chandrachud [Read Courtroom Exchange In Sudarshan TV Matter] Mehal Jain5 Oct 2020 7:21 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing in the Sudarshan TV matter to October 26.At the outset, SG Tushar Mehar sought a deferment of the hearing. “On September 23, a show-cause notice was issued to Sudarshan TV. Your Lordships may please record this. A reply was received from the channel on September 28, which was the time granted to them. We have a system of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing in the Sudarshan TV matter to October 26.At the outset, SG Tushar Mehar sought a deferment of the hearing. “On September 23, a show-cause notice was issued to Sudarshan TV. Your Lordships may please record this. A reply was received from the channel on September 28, which was the time granted to them. We have a system of inter-ministerial committee to peruse the content of the reply…(Justice D. Y. Chandrachud remarked that he is aware)…so a committee was set-up which viewed the four episodes in question (‘When?’, asked Justice Chandrachud)…on October 1. The committee had also heard Sudarshan TV and it is recorded in its minutes…Now, the committee is not the decision-making authority. It communicated its recommendations in a report to the Central government. Considering the nature of the recommendations, the central government, upon its perusal of the report, issued a show-cause notice to Sudarshan TV and the hearing is scheduled for tomorrow…we are requesting for some time”, he advanced.”Okay…we will grant you time to consider… I think it would be better otherwise there will be a lot of fiasco…”, conceded Justice Chandrachud, agreeing to stand over the hearing to allow the government the time to complete the process. “Shall we adjourn the matter to October 26? The next week may be a miscellaneous week’, ventured Justice Chandrachud.Justice Indira Banerjee expressed a desire to confer with the other members of the bench and the judges muted themselves.Even as the petitioners signified they have no objections to the deferment, Advocate Kaleeswaram Raj, appearing for an intervenor, advanced, “Hopefully, the court will continue to engage in the larger issue”.”You are an intervenor, not a party. Hold your horses”, said the SG.”A classic case on the same issue in Canada was based entirely on an intervenor’s submissions”, countered Mr. Raj.”Okay…okay…”, the SG cut him across.Justice Chandrachud informed the counsel that the matter has been adjourned to October 26.”Would we have to start afresh before a new bench or would the old bench (comprising Justice K. M. Joseph) continue?”, asked Senior Advocate Sanjay Hgde for the NGO Zakat Foundation.”We’ll see…”, began Justice Chandrachud.”What is this? He is not even at a party? Just start your submissions! What is this about starting again?”, interjected the SG.There was some murmur about this not being “in good faith”, as Mr.Hegde clarified that he was “only asking”.”Your Lordships are giving time, that is okay. But the interim orders would continue. And eventually, the court has to engage in differentiating between hate speech and offensive speech. There is a lot of confusion in this regard, even in the HCs”, pointed out Advocate Shadan Farasat.”Also, rules etc for the exercise of the power under the Cable TV Networks Act need to be considered. As of now, though the government has the power, the modalities as to the due process and procedure – who is to issue notice etc- is completely absent”, he continued.”We have asked the SG to assist us as an officer of the court. He agreed, even though he was going beyond his brief and the UOI’s brief”, said Justice Chandrachud.”We may not enlarge the scope of the petition in every hearing, from one intervenor to another. If we start deciding issues, there might be a 100 issues’ ‘, argued the SG.”The classic case in this regard is based on a Canadian case…it was based entirely on the submissions of an intervenor ”, repeated Mr. Raj, in reference to the SG’s segregation of parties from intervenors.”We are only adjourning the hearing now because the consideration of the issue is underway…of course, on the larger issue of free speech, you will be heard”, assured Justice Chandrachud.”You keep on going back to Sudarshan TV. We have said you need not intervene and take up time here”, said the judge to advocate S. S. Jha for another intervenor, having previously appeared on the TV show in question.”As far as the matter is concerned, let it remain between the court, the petitioners and the respondents…Everyone is going into the issue! On the larger issues, everybody can be heard”, said the SG.”Your Lordships had earlier said that in case the matter goes ahead (unclear)…On October 26, can the court stick to that?”, asked Advocate Sharukh Alam.”That will be seen on 26th…”, began the SG.”How can we make a statement today as to which order we will be following on the next date?”, asked Justice Indu Malhotra.”We will fully hear everyone. Let us show some confidence in the process, apart from the outcome”, repeated Justice Chandrachud”However, we will not allow any frivolous pleas or anyone to jump into the matter…We are not talking about you, Ms. Alam. You have of course raised some important points”, said Justice Chandrachud”In whatever capacity Your Lordships you want my assistance, it is binding on me”, said the SG, in a lighter vein.Towards the end, Mr. Hegde sought to ask Justice Chandrachud if the next week is a miscellaneous week.”That jurisdiction is with the CJI. We are one week short of the vacation, so possibly…But I don’t want to be quoted on any channel…I have no inside information”, said Justice Chandrachud in good humour.’An assumption based on experience”, chipped in the SG, requesting the court to change ‘Sudarshan News’, as stated in the order, to ‘Sudarshan TV'”The Committee has viewed the episodes in question and has also heard the representation of Sudarshan TV. Its recommendations have been forwarded to the central government. On receipt of the same, the government has issued show-cause notice to Sudarshan TV today and the hearing is scheduled for tomorrow. Since the hearing is pre intimated, the SG requested for some time to complete the process. We, accordingly, stand over the hearing to October 26″, the bench ordered. Next Storylast_img read more