France strikes cause chaos

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp FRANCE was this morning coming to terms with a sixth day of strikes over President Sarkozy’s plans to raise the retirement age.The nation ground to a halt as train drivers, teachers, hospital staff and utility workers joined the mass protest against Sarkozy’s austerity measures.Fuel pumps were already running dry after week-long strikes at refineries and less than half of scheduled airline flights will be running today. Flights still arriving into France have been warned to carry enough fuel for a return journey. Truck drivers slowed traffic through the city centre and strikers staged sit-down protests on train lines.Despite overwhelming public support, the walkout appears to have fallen on deaf ears, with the government refusing to back down and the senate expected to pass the bill tomorrow. Sharecenter_img France strikes cause chaos Monday 18 October 2010 8:46 pm KCS-content More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Uchumi Supermarket Limited ( 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarket Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is the oldest retail supermarket chain in Kenya selling fresh produce and quality merchandise, with an extended footprint in Tanzania and Uganda. The company has retail outlets in Nairobi, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Mombasa and Kisumi; ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Uchumi Supermarket is primarily known for stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and pastries and a range of local merchandise. Subsidiaries include Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Uchumi Supermarkets (Tanzania) Limited. Kasarani Mall Limited is a subsidiary company engaged in property management. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Produce Buying Company Limited ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgProduce Buying Company Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Produce Buying Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Produce Buying Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Produce Buying Company Limited (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileProduce Buying Company Limited (PBC) is a licensed buying company for cocoa. The company is one of the biggest dealers in cocoa, sheanut and other cash crops in West Africa sub-regions. PBC Ltd buys high quality cocoa beans and sheanuts from farmers, prepares and stores the stock in purpose-built warehouses and delivers graded and sealed stock to designated collection points at Take Over Centres. The stock is inspected, graded and sealed by the Ghana Cocoa Board’s Quality Control Department. The cocoa buying company operates in an environment of stiff competition from other licensed buying companies but has remained the highest cocoa purchaser for COCOBOD with a market share of about 30%. PBC Ltd has established alliances with other international cocoa trading companies to roll out schemes to increase the yield and acreage of cocoa among rural farmers and improve their livelihoods. Produce Buying Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Have £2k to invest? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks in this market crash

first_img Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 | More on: BP POLY Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. The FTSE 100’s recent market crash may cause many investors to focus their capital on less risky investments. After all, the index is experiencing a high degree of volatility at the present time. This could persist, depending on the news flow concerning coronavirus.However, for long-term investors, now could be a sound time to buy high-quality FTSE 100 shares. The index has a solid track record of recovery, and valuations in a variety of sectors appear to be highly attractive.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…With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 shares that could be worth buying with £2k, or any other amount, today.BPOil and gas companies such as BP (LSE: BP) have not only been hit by a slowdown in demand from reduced economic activity over recent weeks. There has also been a production dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The end result has been an increase in supply in tandem with falling demand for oil and gas.BP’s financial prospects are likely to come under pressure in the short run from lower oil and gas prices. However, the business recently updated investors on its plans to reduce costs by $2.5bn by 2021. It will also reduce its capital expenditure in the current year by 25% versus its previous guidance. These measures could help to offset the impact of falling oil and gas prices to some extent.Investor sentiment towards BP’s shares has weakened considerably in recent weeks. For example, its share price has fallen by 32% since the start of the year. Although further declines cannot be ruled out in the short run, the company’s financial position and asset base suggest that it can deliver capital growth in the coming years. As such, now could be the right time to buy a slice of it for the long run.PolymetalWhile the oil price has fallen in 2020, the gold price has surged to a seven-year high. As such, precious metals miner Polymetal (LSE: POLY) could benefit from rising profitability in the current year.The gold price may move higher over the medium term, since low interest rates make it more attractive versus income-producing assets. Unlike buying physical gold, however, purchasing shares in Polymetal provides investors with an income return of 5.2% at the present time.Its dividend could rise at a brisk pace should profits follow the gold price higher. And with the business having a solid balance sheet, it appears to be in a good position to deliver on its investment plans.Clearly, Polymetal is highly dependent on the price of gold when it comes to its bottom line. As such, its shares could be relatively volatile. But at a time when investor sentiment towards the FTSE 100 is highly changeable, owning a gold miner could enable investors to generate relatively attractive returns. 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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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Peter Stephens owns shares of BP. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Studio Loft / Yerce Architecture + zaas

first_imgPhotographs:  Yerce Art Photography – Emin Emrah Yerce Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mixed Use Architecture Turkey Architects: Yerce Architecture, zaas Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Alumil, Ardex, Grohe, Infiniti, Siemens, Adielle, Infinity, Nano Yapı, Parkett, Vitra & Venezia, bocchiMain Contractor:Nano İnşaat, Hilmi Aydın NiğdeliLandscape Project & Contractor:Nesil PeyzajElectrical Project:Nano İnşaatMechanical Project:Nano İnşaatClient:EEYTeam:Nail Egemen Yerce, Ayça Taylan, Zeynep ŞankaynağıCountry:TurkeyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yerce Art Photography – Emin Emrah YerceRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. This is the story of the conversion of a regular, standard flat into a photography studio, private house, and an art gallery. The apartment is located on a quiet street parallel to a busy boulevard in Alsancak, one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Izmir. The brief was to design the ground floor and the upper floor of this apartment which was part of a five-story housing block on this calm and green street, to be used as a photographic studio. During the design process, together with the client, it was agreed upon that this place could go beyond being just a photographic studio. Save this picture!© Yerce Art Photography – Emin Emrah YerceBesides meeting the demands of the client who is a well-known photographer in İzmir, who wanted to have a place for his own where he could live and work, the idea of integrating an exhibition area to this space was quickly embraced. While enabling his studio to exhibit and share the photographic work that it produces, this space would also host other photography exhibitions and thus become an alternative art exhibition spot in the city. While the ground floor was planned to fulfill the necessities of a photographic studio and an exhibition space, the upper floor was designed to have the office space, kitchen area, sleeping, and private resting zones.Save this picture!Axonometric SectionHowever, one of the important targets of the project was to maximize the creative space for the photographic studio, therefore in the design process, upper floor and mezzanine is planned to serve as spaces for photo shooting if wanted. In this way, the project turned into a ‘loft’ space where working, living & exhibiting functions intertwined with each other under the roof of a photographic studio. Answers were sought to questions such as how could a space which was constructed and used initially as a typical, standard apartment could transform into a multifunctional area where different functions and forms of living can go along together; how could permeability within these functions be established and how could the flow of life and space be in such a place.Save this picture!© Yerce Art Photography – Emin Emrah YerceProject got the chance to open more to public thanks to the exhibition space that it had gained. Integration with the wide sidewalk in front of the apartment was essential. The surrounding space around the apartment until the street, was decided to be included in the design. Sidewalk level and the material was to continue until the inner space. The sliding folding glass doors forming the facade, could open completely by being collected on the sides and thus would contribute to the fusion of the inner space with the urban space on an exhibition event.Save this picture!© Yerce Art Photography – Emin Emrah YerceStreet flowing into the inner space and viceversa, would enable a potential exhibition visitor passing by there to have a look into the exhibition without a filter. This wide sidewalk that belongs to the city and the apartment could become a social area and platform on an exhibition opening night where people could communicate with the comfort of being on the street rather than in an enclosed gallery space. As a result, a cozy, fun, wise layout, set up and the transformation was aimed which would balance well the separation and incorporation of the abovementioned functions and be open to the public and be private to the necessary extent while contributing to the surrounding built environment. CopyMixed Use Architecture, Gallery, Loft•Turkey ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Yerce Art Photography – Emin Emrah Yerce+ 25Curated by María Francisca González Share ArchDaily Studio Loft / Yerce Architecture + zaasSave this projectSaveStudio Loft / Yerce Architecture + zaas 2016 Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Project gallerySee allShow lessErieta Attali’s Poetic Archaeology of Light Shows Architecture in Extreme TerrainsPublicationsHartford Architecture Students Win Urban Sustainability Competition Through “Live, W…ArticlesProject locationAddress:Umurbey Mahallesi, Alsancak, Şehitler Cd., 35230 Konak/İzmir, TurkeyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Studio Loft / Yerce Architecture + zaas CopyAbout this officeYerce ArchitectureOfficeFollowzaasOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitGalleryResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftTurkeyPublished on November 06, 2018Cite: “Studio Loft / Yerce Architecture + zaas” 06 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore 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 stream “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

Scrip becomes e-scrip

Source: Scrip is a major fundraising tool for schools and non-profits in the US. There seems to be no UK equivalent. Scrip are vouchers for products and services which are bought by non-profits at a small discount and then sold on at face value. Scrip is a major fundraising tool for schools and non-profits in the US. There seems to be no UK equivalent. Scrip are vouchers for products and services which are bought by non-profits at a small discount and then sold on at face value. The non-profit group retains the difference. Now a Californian company is transferring scrip to the Internet. Electronic Scrip Inc has already signed up over 120 school districts and participating merchants. Once non-profit supporters have registered their details at the eScrip site and start to spend with the participating merchants, a percentage of their transactions’ value is paid to their chosen non-profit. One drawback to the system is that prospective donors have to pay a $10 annual fee to Electronic Scrip Inc. to use and benefit from the system. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 10 February 1999 | News Scrip becomes e-scrip  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. read more

WaterAid repeats idea with new sponsor

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 May 2003 | News WaterAid repeats idea with new sponsor  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img WaterAid is once again promoting a click-to-give site, this time with a new corporate sponsor.The Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe is the latest sponsor offering to donate 10 (euro) cents for each click on the Web site to help WaterAid deliver safe, clean water and sanitation to people in Africa.As of today, a total of 18,232.10 euro hads been raised at the site. Only one click per person per day qualifies for a donation. Advertisement The charity has set a target of 1.5 million clicks by June 22 2003 which would generate a total donation of 150,000 euros. It is using HTML e-mails with a viral element to ensure that the message is spread widely. The newsletter is signed by Fay Ripley, one of actors in TV’s ‘Cold Feet.’The site is, appropriately enough for its European sponsor, available in six European languages. It includes a donation option with a prompted level of giving of £25, although that takes second place to a request for a regular monthly donation. At the bottom of the page, four further methods of giving are suggested – Direct Debit, telephone, CAF Card, and post.WaterAid has a good track record in this area. Its 2001 click-to-give site raised £200,000 from corporate supporter Thames Water after it reached its target of 4 million clicks. The first £150,000 was released after just two weeks of visits: it was previously thought it would take three months to reach the target. The site is currently closed but will be relaunched. Tagged with: Digitallast_img read more

Philly elects progressive DA

first_imgPhiladelphia supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal march on May 30 to demand district attorney’s office comply with court order in his favor.By a 3-to-1 margin, Larry Krasner, one of Philadelphia’s most progressive defense attorneys, was elected district attorney on Nov. 7. He defeated Republican nominee Beth Grossman after she was endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).Unlike Grossman, a career prosecutor, Krasner never served in the DA’s office. In fact, Krasner has sued the Philadelphia Police Department 75 times. He gained his reputation, and his broad community support, by serving as a legal champion of social justice activists.Krasner has provided counsel and pro bono support to hundreds of activists arrested at AIDS protests, Occupy Philadelphia and Black Lives Matter actions. In 2001, Krasner was one of the progressive lawyers who defended 400 demonstrators arrested en masse at the Republican National Convention. He has successfully defended victims of police brutality as well as demonstrators opposing police brutality.By way of contrast, Grossman, with over two decades in a department that has become synonymous with corruption, gained notoriety handling civil asset forfeitures, a policy that let the DA’s office seize cash and other property from people even if they had never been convicted of a crime. This questionable practice has come under considerable fire.Nonetheless, the Philadelphia ruling class’s major media mouthpiece, the Philadelphia Inquirer, chose to endorse Grossman. That was a surprising move, going against their long-standing tradition of endorsing Democratic candidates in a city where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 7 to 1.Many other upset victories occurred across the U.S. in this off-year election in which Democrats defeated Republican candidates. Krasner, however, while running as the Democratic Party nominee, was hardly that party’s first choice. In this year’s primary elections, Krasner gained ballot access after easily defeating six other Democratic Party contenders, many with prosecutorial credentials. He had an 18-point lead over his closest rival.That primary victory took place in the midst of one of the biggest scandals in the history of the Philadelphia DA’s office. Former DA Seth Williams, convicted on a number of corruption charges, was forced to resign and in October was sentenced to five years in prison.Krasner campaigned on a platform that included working to end mass incarceration, stopping cash bail imprisonmen, decriminalizing addiction, stopping pursuit of death sentences, ending illegal stop-and-frisk. and halting civil asset forfeiture abuse.Holding his feet to the fireHe spoke out against the Trump admini­stration’s attacks on immigrants and also promised to stand up to police misconduct.While Krasner’s election victory was significant, more important than his campaign promises is the potential of the movement behind his successful challenge to FOP opposition. Many participants in this effort were themselves former prisoners, drawn in by Krasner’s stand against mass incarceration.Two days after Krasner’s electoral victory, the 20-group Philly Coalition for a Just DA held a demonstration and press conference outside the DA’s office to present their vision of transformative policies for the first 100 days after Krasner assumes office in January.According to their press release, the coalition “includes people directly impacted by mass incarceration; groups working on prison abolition, survivor’s rights, immigrant rights and civil rights.” (Their detailed platform is at Almiron, executive director of the immigrant rights group Juntos and a coalition member, stated that Larry Krasner’s victory “shows that the citizens of Philadelphia choose to stand on the side of justice and are hungry for a massive revamping of our criminal justice system from one that actively punishes our community’s mere existence to one that centers on family reunification and the decriminalization of Black, Brown and undocumented bodies.”Huge questions remain about Krasner’s ability to fulfill his supporters’ demands. One of his campaign platform promises was to “review past convictions” and to “free wrongfully convicted” prisoners. But how far will that go?The MOVE 9 were unlawfully convicted in 1978 for defending their organization against police attacks. Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal was wrongfully convicted in 1982 for the “crime” of speaking out against rampant police brutality under the Frank Rizzo regime. Their supporters plan to seek DA Krasner’s review of these cases.It remains to be seen if they can gain an audience. Abu-Jamal currently has an active legal appeal against the Philadelphia DA’s office, seeking the release of documents related to former DA Ron Castille’s involvement in his conviction.No good cops in a racist systemWhile groups that supported Krasner are speaking out in support of his platform, police in Philadelphia have been using social media to attack, threaten and denigrate him. One video post, which appears to have been made inside a police facility, showed a close-up of a notoriously violent officer prank-calling and threatening the law firm where Krasner works, which had no connection with his election campaign.The organized racist police opposition during the election and their ongoing attacks on Krasner and the social justice platform he campaigned on demonstrate why an electoral victory by itself is not enough. It will take more than one progressive lawyer to fundamentally change the nature of the office of the Philadelphia DA, which is part and parcel of the oppressive capitalist state apparatus.Krasner has stated that he can work with “good officers of the PPD,” who, he believes, are “the overwhelming majority.” This is in strong contrast to Black activists who call for abolition of the police. One slogan of the anti-police brutality organization REAL Justice is “No good cops in a racist system.”It took a collective, mass people’s movement to win this election for Krasner. It will take a continued movement, led by the most oppressed communities, to push forward the reforms they need. These communities are fighting against an establishment that wields formidable powers. Winning these reforms will certainly prove more difficult than the election itself.It will require a united peoples’ movement pushing back against the establishment, including the FOP, to fulfill the promise of this campaign.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RSF and JED request inquiry into cutting of RFI’s signal

first_img Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Receive email alerts Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica February 24, 2021 Find out more to go further Newscenter_img Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), are deeply shocked by yesterday’s one-day suspension of local retransmission of the broadcasts of the French international news radio station, Radio France Internationale. It coincided with a one-day “Dead City Day” protest called by the main opposition parties to demand adherence to the constitution, which forbids a third term for President Joseph Kabila. RFI’s signal was simultaneously cut early in the morning in the capital, Kinshasa, and in Bukavu, the capital of the eastern province of Sud-Kivu, and was not restored until the start of the evening.The communication and media minister, who is also the government’s spokesman, said the measure was taken by the local authorities in order to prevent RFI from “casting oil on the flames.”RSF and JED regard the suspension as an illegal and arbitrary action that reflects government hostility towards an international radio station that is listened to every day by millions of Congolese and whose independence bothers the authorities.As this is not the first time that RFI’s signal has been cut and the election process is now a source of growing tension, RSF and JED call for an investigation into this grave violation of freedom of information in order to identify who gave the orders and to prevent its recurrence.DRC is ranked 150th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 press freedom index. News February 16, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News February 18, 2021 Find out more February 18, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 RSF and JED request inquiry into cutting of RFI’s signal Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congolast_img read more

FHFA Releases GSE Progress Report

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Aly J. Yale Subscribe Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Related Articles  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago FHFA Releases GSE Progress Report Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac 2017-03-29 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago March 29, 2017 1,591 Views Previous: Preparing OCC for the Future Next: Freddie Mac Predicts Drop in Sales Over 2016 Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Releases GSE Progress Report in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, REO, Secondary Market The Federal Housing Finance Agency released a report on Wednesday detailing the progress made by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on goals established in the 2016 Scorecard. The Scorecard, which sets expectations for the GSEs, is published annually by the FHFA in furtherance of its objectives to “Maintain,” “Reduce,” and “Build” in its role as conservator of the Enterprises.According to a release from FHFA, the report notes GSE developments regarding access to credit, borrower and community assistance, credit risk transfer programs, reducing taxpayer risk, accomplishments in building a new securitization infrastructure, and diversity and inclusion efforts, among other things.“In collaboration with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FHFA has made significant progress in meeting our conservatorship objectives,” FHFA Director Melvin L. Watt said. “This report underscores our commitment to transparency as we continue to foster liquidity and efficiency in the housing finance markets, reduce risk to taxpayers and build a new mortgage securitization infrastructure, all in a safe and sound manner.The report breaks down GSE developments according to which objective of FHFA’s conservatorship they fall under. In the “Maintain” category, which includes FHFA’s goals like “maintain[ing] credit availability and foreclosure prevention activities,” the report notes several strategies the GSEs have used to increase credit access to borrowers.These include removing prohibitions on previously restructured loans, improving the automated underwriting systems, encouraging the use of alternative credit scoring models for those who don’t have traditional credit histories, and selling non-performing loans. According to the report, the Enterprises have sold 72,502 non-performing loans since 2014.In efforts to mitigate foreclosures, FHFA’s report noted the GSEs’ enhancements to the Representations and Warranties Framework, the development of rescission relief principles for mortgage insurers, implementation of final HARP strategies, and improved housing counseling programs.Under the “Reduce” objective, which includes the FHFA goal of “reducing taxpayer risk by increasing the role of private capital in the secondary mortgage market,” the report notes the GSEs’ credit risk transfer activity for 2016 and over the lifetime of CRT efforts.“Since the beginning of the program in 2013, the Enterprises have transferred a portion of credit risk on loans with $1.44 trillion in UPB and total RIF of $49 billion,” the report stated. “In 2016, the Enterprises transferred credit risk on single-family mortgage loans with a total UPB of approximately $548 billion and total RIF of about $18.1 billion.”As part of FHFA’s “Build” efforts, which include the goal of building “a new infrastructure for the securitization functions of the Enterprise,” the report notes industry outreach efforts, the Uniform Mortgage Data Program, and updates to the Common Securitization Platform and the Single Security Initiative. Part one of the release was launched in November 2016; part two is scheduled for Q2 2019.FHFA is soliciting input on the Progress Report. All comments can be submitted at Share Savelast_img read more