Zurich looking to Dublin for £35bn life unit

first_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMike HistoryAt 66, This Is Bruce Willis’ Private CarMike HistoryUndoAmoMediaMan Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Her Revenge Is BrilliantAmoMediaUndoMold Removal | Search AdsBathroom Mold Removal Tips That Might Surprise Most AmericansMold Removal | Search AdsUndoBewadaHusband Divorced His Wife After Looking Closer At This PhotoBewadaUndoScalp Psoriasis SearchWhat Exactly is Scalp Psoriasis? See the SymptomsScalp Psoriasis SearchUndo5log – Livinguard®This mask has been sold out in Germany 5 days after the government has tighten up5log – Livinguard®Undocutenova.comTake a Peek at 10 of the Most Expensive Houses in the Worldcutenova.comUndoHealth.recetasgetHeart Attack Early Warning Signs and SymptomsHealth.recetasgetUndoDinnerZUTop 5 Foods That Help Lose Weight FastDinnerZUUndo ZURICH insurance is considering moving its £35bn UK life business to Dublin under a plan that would mirror the move of its general insurance business across the Irish Sea last year.The insurer has set up its European headquarters in Dublin and is looking at ways to streamline its legal and capital structure. It moved its Portuguese, German and Spanish general insurance operations to Ireland at the start of this year. Moving the business to Ireland could save the insurer a significant amount of tax as corporation tax is only 12.5 per cent. However, Zurich claimed this was not the main reason.Discussions have already taken place with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) over the move, although the insurer insists that its 2m existing policyholders and any new UK customers would still enjoy the same regulatory protections they do currently. In a statement Zurich said it was exploring ways of streamlining its legal structure and optimising its capital efficiency. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Sunday 14 November 2010 10:47 pmcenter_img More From Our Partners Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Share Zurich looking to Dublin for £35bn life unit Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ICC World Cup 2019: Organisers to subsidise official beer prices

first_img PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Cricket TAGSBira 91ICCICC Cricket World Cup 2019ICC World CupICC World Cup 2019ICC World Cup 2019 Official PartnersICC World Cup 2019 PartnershipsICC World Cup 2019 ScheduleInternational Cricket Council SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – April 17, 2019 Sports BusinessBrandsCricketicc world cup 2019International Cricket CouncilLatest Sports NewsNewsSport Previous articleICC World Cup 2019 : Sandals Resorts stays West Indies team sponsorNext articleAudio product brand boAt adds four more cricketers to celebs list Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Wales look ready and equipped for Italy challenge early on; Follow Live Updates International Cricket Council and the ICC World Cup 2019 host England and Wales Cricket Board are reportedly considering to subsidise the official ICC Beer during the upcoming World Cup.The initiative to retain the fans interest at the game venues will cost the ICC World Cup 2019 organisers $ 1 million (₹ 7 crore approximately).  According to a report published by British daily, The Times, the World Cup organisers will be subsidising the beer at the match venues to keep fans happy. Cricket Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Latest Sports News WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway too good for India bowlers; NZ 70/0 (34 ovs)- Follow Live Updates ICC World Cup 2019: Organisers to subsidise official beer prices Football ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Facebook Twitter Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Seferovic puts Switzerland 1-0 up against hapless Turks; Follow Live Updates WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’ Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoGarena Free Fire: Top Three App tricks to earn Free Diamonds in Garena Free Fire OB28 VersionUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Website: Simple ways to Redeem Codes?UndoThe ICC has a five-year agreement with Bira 91, which grants the Indian brand the status of the official beer for the ICC World Cup 2019, ICC T20 World Cup 2020 and the ICC World Cup in 2023.ICC and Bira had announced the $ 9 million partnership late last year.Also read: ICC World Cup 2019: BCCI spends ₹ 2 crore on match ticketsICC World Cup 2019: Smith, Warner return to Australia squadICC World Cup 2019: Chahal excited to play in World Cup, but says focus…Indian beer brand BIRA 91 inks global deal with ICCThe Bira Beer will normally cost up to $ 15.50 a pint at the match venues. The paper has reported that the some of the 11 grounds, which will be hosting the World Cup matches in England and Wales from May 30, are apparently not happy at this price.The World Cup organising committee, to sustain fans interest, is reportedly considering a subsidy to keep price tag for a pinto to a reasonable $9.70 mark.The International Cricket Council and hosts the English Cricket Board would reportedly provide top-ups of $330,000 each to offer official beer at the match venues at affordable prices.The ICC World Cup will start on May 30 with the inaugural tie between hosts England and South Africa. India will start their campaign against South Africa in Southampton on June 5.Also Read: ICC World Cup 2019: Hafeez clears Yo-Yo test to storm back into World Cup…ICC World CUP 2019: Full schedule, live streaming, live telecast & TV channel, Indian…ICC World Cup 2019 : Sandals Resorts stays West Indies team sponsor Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket last_img read more

Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgMechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileMechanical Lloyd Company Limited markets and distributes motor vehicles and farm machinery in Ghana. The company has the exclusive agency for BMW (cars and motorbikes), Ford and Land Rover as well as Massey Ferguson agricultural machinery and Lucas products. Mechanical Lloyd company also sells motor spares and parts and has a services department for repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and farm machinery. The company was formerly known as Technical Lloyd and changed its name to Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited in 1970. The company’s head office is in Accra, Ghana. Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Peloton shares: is it just a fad or is this a trend I should get on board?

first_img jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Peloton Interactive. 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. Jonathan Smith | Monday, 10th May, 2021 | More on: PTON 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img If  you don’t have a Peloton Interactive (NASDAQ:PTON) bike at home, I’m sure you know someone who does. I don’t have one, but I’ve seen adverts plastered around social media and on TV over the past year or so. It’s a product (and a company) that has seen a sharp increase in demand, exacerbated by the pandemic. With Peloton shares up almost 100% over the past year, is there further to go and should I buy?The backstory to PelotonPeloton was started in 2012 and manufactures and markets treadmills and stationary bikes. It’s products are mostly designed to be used from the comfort of home instead of the gym. This is due to the technology built in to the exercise machines. Screens allow users to join a virtual class or race, and they benefit from having an instructor leading the session.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…Although exercise bikes and other similar equipment aren’t a new concept, the touchscreen add-on to join live classes was. As a company, Peloton makes money from the sale of the products, along with membership of classes via the screen. Peloton shares grew in value steadily over the past couple of years in the lead up to the pandemic outbreak. Since then, the shares have gained significantly in value. This is logical, with gyms being closed for many people, along with working from home. In this case, a Peloton bike was a way to keep fit and also to keep active during the lockdown.Do Peloton shares have investment value?Having a good product to market is the hallmark of a successful business. To me, Peloton ticks this box. It also ticks the box of being a growth stock, given the financial performance.In the latest results for fiscal Q3, membership subscriptions stood at just over 5m. The payment of this, along with product sales, meant that revenue grew by 141% versus the same period in the year before.But triple-digit growth in subscriptions and revenues wasn’t enough to stop the business registering a net loss of $8.6m for the quarter. The main costs here are the sales and marketing, along with product development. Given the move higher in Peloton shares, it seems clear to me that investors are focusing on revenue growth instead of net profit. As a growth stock, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. High growth in customers should eventually allow the business to break even.Concerns about future growthThe worry for me is that Peloton shares may have already hit the peak. As the world comes out of the pandemic, I wonder how much of a hit Peloton will take. Workers return to offices, gyms reopen, lockdowns aren’t needed. Will the bikes and treadmills still see growth in demand? If not, then Peloton might struggle to become profitable at all. Another concern is that due to rapid growth, safety and testing might not be top of the agenda. For example, recently there has been a recall of treadmills due to concern about safety. Peloton shares took a hit on this, and I think the company needs to make sure of quality control as it gets larger.Ultimately, I won’t be buying Peloton shares any time soon. I think there are much better growth stocks to look at buying. Peloton shares: is it just a fad or is this a trend I should get on board? Image source: Getty Images 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. 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 Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

Desert Canopy House / Sander Architects

first_img Houses “COPY” Year:  Architects: Sander Architects Area Area of this architecture project Structural Engineer: Desert Canopy House / Sander ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDesert Canopy House / Sander Architects Year:  CopyAbout this officeSander ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPalm SpringsUnited StatesPublished on January 31, 2016Cite: “Desert Canopy House / Sander Architects” 31 Jan 2016. 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 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781134/desert-canopy-house-sander-architects Clipboard Projects ArchDaily Area:  10066 ft² Area:  10066 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project IDG Engineering, Farshid Beshidcenter_img Director Of Interior Design:Catherine Holliss, Sander ArchitectsSteel Building Fabricator:CBC Steel BuildingsSip Fabricator:Premier Building SystemsArchitect In Charge:Whitney SanderCity:Palm SpringsCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sharon Risedorph PhotographyRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The design for the Desert Canopy House emerged from its context: the extreme heat of Palm Springs, CA. To make matters more challenging, capturing the most stunning view on the site of the St. Jacinto mountain range required large windows facing west.Save this picture!© Sharon Risedorph PhotographyAs Palm Springs regularly simmers with summer temperatures around 120 degrees (F), a western exposure with lots of glass can cause enormous heat gain. Sander Architects’ solution was to overhang the glass line with a fifteen-foot cantilever to reduce to practically zero the time when the setting summer sun’s rays penetrate the inside of the house.Save this picture!Floor PlanFrom these factors emerged the idea of creating an enormous roof canopy with pods tucked underneath containing the living spaces. The roof area of the house is 10,066 sf, and below is the enclosed area of 6208 sf of habitable space.Save this picture!© Sharon Risedorph PhotographyThe house is divided into four separate buildings: the main Living / Dining / Kitchen / Family spaces, a private master suite to the south, and two guest cottages to the north, all under one roof. This arrangement allows for open, airy breezeways between the buildings, which provides greater privacy between spaces and intimate views outside each building.Save this picture!© Sharon Risedorph PhotographyThis residence is one of Sander Architects’ Hybrid Houses, a type of construction conceived by the firm that combines a prefabricated structural system with custom design. By using prefabricated metal frames to build the most expensive structural components at a fraction of the typical costs, the client’s budget can go much further. Other components, such as the building skin, finishes, and layout of spaces are custom designed, allowing each home to be tailored to the client’s unique requirements.Save this picture!© Sharon Risedorph PhotographyThe building shell employs the techniques of desert-dwelling plants for thermal insulation.  Armadillos and Cacti both use multi-layer systems of shells to protect themselves from extreme temperatures.  Save this picture!© Sharon Risedorph PhotographyThe outer shell of the building uses Sander Architect’s Hybrid House system to support the roof canopy and is enclosed using SIPs, prefabricated panels that have a thick layer of Styrofoam for insulation. This insulation is tripled with two other layers: one of expanded Polystyrene and another of a high-tech reflective foil-and-foam wrap, much like the “space-age” foil blankets used in survival kits.Save this picture!© Sharon Risedorph PhotographyThe composite R-value of these layers is in the 90s, allowing the homeowners to radically reduce their use of HVAC and their sizeable utility bills. (A standard home would have an R-value in the range of 24 in the roof and 19 in the walls.) The former house on the site, built with poor insulation, cost the clients an extraordinary amount of money in electrical bills each summer. The new building shell reduces their bills to a fraction of their former costs.Save this picture!© Sharon Risedorph PhotographyIn the Desert Canopy House, sustainability, prefabrication, and aesthetics work seamlessly together to create a living environment that is both efficient and beautiful.Project gallerySee allShow lessNike, Inc. Unveils Plans for World Headquarters ExpansionArchitecture NewsWinner Announced in Baltic Way Memorial CompetitionArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Sharon Risedorph Photography+ 23 Share “COPY” Sander Architects, Z Freedman Landscape Design, Zack Freedman, Catherine Holliss Landscape Architect: Photographs Desert Canopy House / Sander Architects photographs:  Sharon Risedorph PhotographyPhotographs:  Sharon Risedorph Photography 2013 CopyHouses•Palm Springs, United States United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781134/desert-canopy-house-sander-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

Ivan Golunov freed but at least six other journalists still held in Russia

first_img Receive email alerts RSF_en May 5, 2021 Find out more May 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Alexander ValovThe editor of the BlogSochi news website in the southwestern Sochi region, Valov is well known for criticizing the local authorities. He was arrested in January 2018 on a charge of trying to extort money from a local parliamentarian he had criticized, and was sentenced to six years in prison at the end of a sham trial. BlogSochi has meanwhile been hacked and is no longer accessible.Russia is ranked 149thout of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeCorruptionImprisonedJudicial harassment Follow the news on Russia Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails the historic level of pressure from Russian civil society that led to investigative journalist Ivan Golunov’s release yesterday but points out that at least six other journalists are still detained in Russia. Their profiles are presented below. “I/We are Igor Rudnikov” Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Related documents rsf_yamy_-_vse_zaklyuchennye_zhurnalisty_06-2019.pdfPDF – 119.05 KB center_img News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Читать на русском / Read in RussianIvan Golunov’s arrest highlighted the complete impunity enjoyed by corrupt police officers ready to bring the most absurd trumped-up charges against troublesome journalists. Their behaviour shocked Moscow but it is quite common in the rest of Russia.A young Chechen journalist, Zhalaudi Geriyev, has just completed a three-year jail sentence on equally fanciful drug charges. At least six other journalists continue to be detained arbitrarily just for doing their job. One of them, Igor Rudnikov, is due to be sentenced on 17 June and is facing up to ten years in a prison camp.“The past few days have shown that it is possible to snatch journalists from censorship’s claws in Russia if the level of support and solidarity is strong enough,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“But the scale of this victory will be limited if we allow Ivan Golunov’s fellow journalists to continue festering in prison. The time has come to mobilize for all the other journalists who are unjustly detained in Russia. I am and we are Igor Rudnikov, Remzi Bekirov, Alexei Nazimov, Roman Sushchenko, Alexander Tolmachev and Alexander Valov.”Remzi BekirovA reporter for the alternative news website Grani.ru in Crimea (the Ukrainian region annexed in 2014), Bekirov particularly covered the persecution of the Tatar population and pro-Ukraine activists by the Russian de-facto authorities. He was arrested along with a number of other people in Crimea in March 2019 and is facing a possible life sentence on a charge of being one of the “leaders of a terrorist organization,” Hizb-ut-Tahrir.Alexei NazimovThe editor of the opposition newspaper Tvoya Gazeta in the Crimean city of Alushta, Nazimov was arrested in October 2016 and was sentenced to four years and seven months in prison for supposedly trying to extort money from the local branch of the ruling United Russia party, which he had criticized in his reporting.Igor RudnikovThe founder and editor of the leading independent newspaper in Russia’s western enclave of Kaliningrad, Rudnikov is well known for hard-hitting investigative reporting and had been the target of two murder attempts. He was arrested in November 2017 on a charge of trying to extort money from the local head of the special police, who had been the subject of some of his investigative reporting. A verdict is due in his trial on 17 June. His newspaper, Novye Kolesa, has meanwhile been forced to close.Roman SushchenkoThe Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform’s Paris correspondent, Sushchenko was arrested while visiting a friend in Russia in September 2016 and was sentenced to 12 years in a harsh-regime prison camp at the end of a trial held behind closed doors. Most of the indictment was classified as a defence secret.Alexander TolmachevThe editor of two publications in the southwestern Rostov-on-Don region, Upolnomochen Zayavit and Pro Rostov, Tolmachev arrested in December 2011 and was illegally maintained in pre-trial detention for nearly three years despite serious health problems. He was finally sentenced to nine years in a prison camp for allegedly extorting money from people he had criticized in his reporting. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeCorruptionImprisonedJudicial harassment News News to go further Help by sharing this information News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption June 12, 2019 – Updated on June 13, 2019 Ivan Golunov freed but at least six other journalists still held in Russialast_img read more

High Court allows release of journalist Ali Mohaqiq Nasab

first_imgNews May 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Afghanistan to go further Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Organisation AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News Help by sharing this information AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News News Reporters Without Borders voiced relief after the Kabul High Court on 21 December allowed the release from jail of Ali Mohaqiq Nasab, editor of the magazine Haqoq-e-Zan (Women’s Rights) after reducing a two-year sentence imposed for blasphemy.His reduction in sentence on appeal to six months – three months and nine days of which were suspended – will allow the journalist, in prison since 1st October, to go free on 22 or 23 December.Nasab was convicted on 22 October 2005 for reprinting and commenting on articles by an Iranian scholar criticizing the stoning of Muslims who convert to another religion and the use of corporal punishment for offences such as adultery.The appeal ruling came as several Afghan religious groups were calling for Nasab to be sentenced to death for blasphemy. Two hundred Islamic teachers in the southern city of Kandahar had issued a fatwa demanding that the journalist should be hanged unless he apologized within three days.”The Kabul High Court’s decision is a defeat for those religious leaders and the prosecutor who were demanding an even harsher penalty against Nasab”, Reporters Without Borders said, adding, “The campaign for his release in Afghanistan and abroad was not in vain”.The prosecutor had asked for a heavier penalty for the journalist who is wrongly accused of having abandoned the Muslim religion and refusing to accept that it was a crime to do so. Nasab has always protested his innocence.”We urge President Hamid Karzai to guarantee that no journalist will be imprisoned in future without going before the Media Commission”, the organisation said.The decision that allowed Nasab to walk free was made by Judge Muzafarudeen Tajali on 21 December. Nasab could have left prison the same day but for technical reasons had to wait until the following day. June 2, 2021 Find out more December 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 High Court allows release of journalist Ali Mohaqiq Nasab Nasab was convicted on 22 October 2005 for reprinting and commenting on articles by an Iranian scholar criticizing the stoning of Muslims who convert to another religion and the use of corporal punishment for offences such as adultery. Reporters Without Borders urges President Hamid Karzai to guarantee that no journalist will be imprisoned in future without going before the Media Commission March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Game of dare in Prospect area

first_imgWhatsApp A DEADLY new game of dare is being played by young tearaways in the Prospect area of Limerick, a local RSF  community activist has claimed.Sean O’Neill from Quinn’s Cottages, said that a new twist in the antisocial behaviour of gangs of youths is to set fire to a wheelie bin and place it close to an electricity pole.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This latest craze is placing the lives of elderly residents in danger and it must be tackled right away”, he said.Not only is the act a danger to local people by setting the bin on fire and igniting the wooden pole, the effect is damage to phone and electricity lines.In the latest incident, up to 20 people in the area had their telephone service cut off because of the fire.“This unthinking behaviour is placing the lives of the elderly in danger as well as posing a threat to the young people themselves.“While they may see it as a mere act of vandalism, the fact is there is a dangerous aspect to it and I am now appealing to those involved to cease this type of activity. “These young people must realise that their actions  are placing the lives of innocent people in danger and they must cease this activity”. Twitter Print Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Email NewsLocal NewsGame of dare in Prospect areaBy admin – August 5, 2009 645 Previous articleArts Brief August 8Next articleTime is up for the GAA as Limerick bow out admin Linkedinlast_img read more

Julián Castro Officially Nominated as HUD Secretary

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Julián Castro Officially Nominated as HUD Secretary Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Case-Shiller: Home Prices Continue To Rise, Albeit Slowly Next: Study: Housing ‘Recovery’ is Bypassing Many American Communities The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Colin Robins The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. The White House has made it official: President Obama has nominated San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Castro had been the rumored frontrunner for the position, but wasn’t officially announced and hadn’t accepted the nomination until recently.The current HUD Secretary, Shaun Donovan, will serve as the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).The White House wrote in a release that “Mayor Castro has made significant progress in San Antonio and put the city and its citizens on a new trajectory.”The White House noted Castro’s record as a leader in housing and economic development programs, specifically citing his relationships with other mayors and key partners in the Obama Administration’s Promise Zones initiative. San Antonio was highlighted as a “shining example” of a revitalized city over the past few years.”A home is a source of pride and security. It’s a place to raise a family and put down roots and build up savings for college or a business or retirement, or write a lifetime of memories. And maybe one day the kid grows up in that home and is able to go on to get a great education and become the Mayor of San Antonio, and become a member of the President’s Cabinet,” President Obama said in a retelling of Castro’s story.Shaun Donovan, the departing Secretary, will shift roles into the OMB where he will continue to advise the president.”In the wake of the foreclosure crisis, Donovan reaffirmed HUD’s commitment to building strong, sustainable, inclusive neighborhoods that are connected to education and jobs and provide access to opportunity for all Americans,” the White House said.Furthermore, “While at HUD, Donovan made critical investments to speed economic growth, while also offering new savings proposals and ensuring fiscal responsibility. Donovan also chaired the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, which developed a comprehensive regional plan, based on local vision for redevelopment, to guide long-term disaster recovery efforts. Donovan has a track record of using data to make good decisions and drive results,” the White House added.center_img Home / Daily Dose / Julián Castro Officially Nominated as HUD Secretary May 27, 2014 702 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: HUD Julian Castro Shaun Donovan The White House Related Articles Share Save HUD Julian Castro Shaun Donovan The White House 2014-05-27 Colin Robins Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Mortgage Delinquency Rate Tumbles to Seven-Year Low in October

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Mortgage Delinquency Rate Tumbles to Seven-Year Low in October Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services Foreclosure Pre-Sale Inventory Foreclosure Starts Mortgage Delinquency Rate Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mortgage Delinquency Rate Tumbles to Seven-Year Low in October November 21, 2014 1,314 Views Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 11/21/2014 Next: Solutionstar Announces Acquisition of Title365 Black Knight Financial Services Foreclosure Pre-Sale Inventory Foreclosure Starts Mortgage Delinquency Rate 2014-11-21 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The nationwide mortgage delinquency rate in October fell to its lowest level in seven years, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ “First Look” at October 2014 Mortgage Data released on Friday.October’s delinquency rate, or the rate of loans that are more than 30 days past due but not in foreclosure, was reported at 5.44 percent, its lowest level since November 2007, according to Black Knight. The delinquency rate in October was a 4.1 percent decrease from September and a 13.4 percent decline from October 2013.Both foreclosure pre-sale inventory (the number of residential homes in some state of the foreclosure process) and foreclosure starts took big year-over-year tumbles in October, according to Black Knight. Foreclosure pre-sale inventory totaled 1.7 percent in October, a decline of 33.5 percent from the same month a year ago (and a drop of 3.9 percent from September).  Black Knight reported that foreclosure inventory hit its lowest level since February 2008. Foreclosure starts in the U.S. totaled 81,400 for October, a decline of 31.5 percent from October 2013 and a drop of 10.6 percent month-over-month.The number of non-current loans, which are those that are more than 30 days past due or in foreclosure, also plummeted both month-over-month and year-over-year, according to Black Knight. The number of non-current loans in the U.S. totaled 3.61 million for October, down 154,000 from September and down 810,000 from October a year ago.October’s pre-payment rate, typically an indicator of refinance activity, increased month-over-month for the first time since July up to 0.98 percent, an increase of 3.6 percent from September and 3.9 percent from October 2013, Black Knight reported. Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. last_img read more