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first_img FINANCIAL TIMESBLUNDER REVEALS CARBON TRADING DATAEurope’s biggest clearing house, LCH.Clearnet, has admitted that “confidential information” about trading in carbon emission allowances, including the names of individual traders, was mistakenly published on the internet. Climate Markets, which provides marketing services for LCH.Clearnet, said the information was placed on its website in error and has now been removed.GOOGLE TO TRANSLATE EUROPEAN PATENT CLAIMSTechnology could help unblock one of Europe’s oldest political impasses when Google unveils a deal today to do computer-based translations of patent material submitted to the European Patent Office. Under the memorandum of understanding, Google Translate will be applied to all patent applications flowing into the EPO.DAVIS TO HEAD INVESTMENT LOBBY AT ABIThe Association of British Insurers has hired web entrepreneur and journalist Jonathan Davis as its chief investment lobbyist. Davis, founder of the private shareholder website Independent Investor, will serve as the ABI’s new director of investment affairs, working alongside its investment committee. He replaces Peter Montagnon, who left the ABI for the Financial Reporting Council this year.GRAMERCY SETS UP OFFICE IN LONDONGramercy, the US emerging markets-focused hedge fund that shot to prominence through its lucrative trading of Argentine government bonds, is to open a new office in London. The fund manager is understood to see significant opportunities in European sovereign debt markets over the coming years.THE TIMESVODAFONE CUTS ITS EUROPEAN ROAMING CHARGESVodafone has kicked off a price war for data roaming that will sharply reduce the cost of using a smartphone abroad. Vodafone has slashed the price of data roaming to £2 a day for 25MB, enough to read and reply to 250 e-mails, access Facebook 500 times or download 65 maps. It previously charged £1 per megabyte.SHELL DECIDES TO REVAMP ITS LONDON OFFICESShell has started plans to redevelop its London headquarters on the South Bank. It has opened discussions with developers on an invitation-only basis about redeveloping the Shell Centre, built nearly 50 years ago near Waterloo Station. It houses a 27- storey tower that was the first skyscraper taller than the Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster.The Daily TelegraphSTUDENTS SHOULD GAIN BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP SAYS DAVID WILLETTSMore businesses should sponsor students through university, says David Willetts, as part of the government’s overhaul of higher education and workplace training. Willetts told business groups at the launch of the government’s growth strategy that planned reforms of higher education and workplace training would require companies to stump up more cash. STARBUCKS ACCUSES CADBURY OWNER KRAFT OF DAMAGING ITS BRANDKraft, the US owner of Cadbury, has been accused by Starbucks of damaging its brand as the two firms square off in a dispute unlikely to be resolved over a cup of coffee. In the latest salvo in a fight over Kraft’s right to sell Starbucks’ packaged coffee in grocery shops, the firm said Kraft failed to liaise on marketing initiatives.WALL STREET JOURNALKREMLIN PLAYS DOWN CABLES’ TAKE ON RUSSIA’S ALPHA DOG Russian officials played down the release of diplomatic documents that portray Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the dominant ruler in a “virtual mafia state”. Newly posted documents on the WikiLeaks website include a US Embassy cable describing Putin as an “alpha dog” who calls the shots and President Dmitry Medvedev as a pale, hesitant figure who “plays Robin to Putin’s Batman”.PORSCHE SWINGS TO PROFIT Porsche said yesterday it swung to a €155m (£130.6m)??net profit in the first three months of its fiscal year after suffering a €431m loss a year earlier, and reiterated that full-year earnings are expected to be positive in 2011. It said comparison with last year was hard as previous figures did not separate Volkswagen’s earnings. KCS-content Share whatsapp Monday 29 November 2010 8:58 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal 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 TimesNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald Tags: NULLlast_img read more

The FTSE 100 is now lower than it was 20 years ago. Here’s what I’d do today

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Following its recent decline of over 14%, the FTSE 100 now trades at a lower level than it did in 1999. Back then, it was riding high on the back of improving investor sentiment as the internet was set to revolutionise the global economy. By contrast, today investors are deeply concerned about the impact of coronavirus on the world economy.Here’s why now could be a good time to buy shares based on the index’s past performance. Doing so could lead to impressive total returns in the long run, although in the near term there may be more volatility ahead.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…20-year performanceOf course, the past 20 years have been hugely eventful for the FTSE 100. During that time it has experienced two bear markets, a number of corrections and countless periods of uncertainty.Ultimately though, it has failed to deliver any positive capital growth for someone who bought the index in 1999. The main reason for this is that investor sentiment was overly positive during the technology bubble. The internet ultimately proved to be more of an evolution, rather than revolution, in terms of its impact on world trade. As such, the stock market was trading at a high valuation in 1999 that it has failed to experience to the same extent since then.In fact, at the present time, the FTSE 100 is trading on a relatively low valuation. It has a dividend yield of 5%, while investor sentiment is exceptionally weak. As such, there may be numerous buying opportunities on offer that enable you to take advantage of wide margins of safety across the index.Reversion to meanIn the long run, the FTSE 100’s valuation could revert to its average level. In other words, its overvaluation 20 years ago did not last in perpetuity. Similarly, its current undervaluation seems unlikely to persist in the long run.This could mean that it experiences capital growth over the coming years to reduce its dividend yield to a level that is more in keeping with its long-term average of around 3.5%. The timescale over which this may take place is very uncertain, since the overall impact of coronavirus on the world economy is difficult to accurately predict.However, long-term investors could experience significant capital growth over the coming years. The FTSE 100’s recoveries have generally taken less time than many investors may have predicted during their most challenging periods. As such, while the index may be continuing to fall at the present time, and could decline further in the short run, a long-term recovery seems to be likely as the index reverts to its average valuation.Buying opportunityBuying high-quality FTSE 100 shares that have solid balance sheets, diverse operations, and sound strategies while they trade at low valuations could be a sound move. It may not produce capital growth in the short run, but with the index trading at such a low price level it appears to offer excellent value for money compared to its historic performance. 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. See all posts by Peter Stephens Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 8th March, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE center_img Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The FTSE 100 is now lower than it was 20 years ago. Here’s what I’d do today 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. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Stock market crash: 3 of the best UK shares I’d buy in a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million

first_img Royston Wild | Tuesday, 25th August, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The 2020 stock market crash has created a once-in-an-age opportunity to get seriously rich with UK shares.Not since the 2008/09 banking crisis have you and I had a chance to buy quality UK shares at bombed-out prices. We can buy today and watch them soar in value as market confidence steadily recovers, and eventually sell at a huge mark-up to what we originally paid for them. It’s a strategy that turbocharged the number of Stocks and Shares ISA millionaires over the past decade.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…Defending yourself with UK sharesStock market crashes are unnerving things for investors. But you don’t have to put your financial health in peril in order to try and make a million with UK shares. By investing just £50 a week, a 25-year-old could make a whopping £1.2m by the time they retire at 65 (which means they’d be able to retire before the State Pension age). That’s based on evidence showing that long-term investors can make an average return of up to 10% a year.If you’re still worried about a fresh stock market crash you can take steps to limit your risk. You can buy UK shares like utilities, food producers, non-life insurance suppliers and pharmaceuticals manufacturers, for example. These defensive stocks tend to keep growing profits regardless of economic, political or social upheaval.You can also invest in UK shares that have competitive advantages (called ‘economic moats’) like exceptional brand power to help keep revenues on an upward slant. Buying shares on low earnings multiples also allows a margin of safety in case the trading outlook suddenly worsens.12% dividend yieldsThe stock market crash leaves plenty of attractive UK shares like these waiting to be picked up today. Here are a few I’m thinking of snapping up for my own ISA.Premier Foods deals on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9 times today. It’s a reading I don’t think reflects the food producer’s ultra-defensive operations. And it also doesn’t reflect the company’s market-leading products like Mr Kipling cakes, which command customer loyalty like few others.Direct Line Insurance Group carries a reasonable forward earnings multiple of 12 times. I’d buy it as I don’t expect demand for its earnings-driving home and motor products to slump any time soon. This UK share also has formidable brand power to keep the top line ticking over. One final (and excellent) reason to buy today: at current prices Direct Line sports a mighty 12% dividend yield.I think Babcock International’s forward P/E ratio of 6 times and 4% dividend yield makes it too good to miss. Manufacturers of defence products shouldn’t expect orders or revenues to dry up as geopolitical tension rises and global terrorism increases. Global arms spending rose at its fastest pace for a decade in 2019.Make a millionThis is just a taster of the exceptional UK shares available for risk-averse investors to buy today. And The Motley Fool’s epic catalogue of exclusive reports can help you find even more. So do some research and get investing today, I say. You could get seriously rich and possibly even make a million.  Stock market crash: 3 of the best UK shares I’d buy in a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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Archive director inducted fellow of the Society of American Archivists

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Archive director inducted fellow of the Society of American Archivists Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector Columbus, GA People Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Jun 9, 2014 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Rev. Dr. Fran Toy says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls June 9, 2014 at 7:54 pm This is a well-deserved honor. Congratulations, Mark! Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA center_img Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (1) An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Society of American Archivists press release] Mark Duffy, director of The Archives of the Episcopal Church, will be inducted as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) during a ceremony at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and SAA in Washington, DC, August 10–16, 2014. The distinction of Fellow is the highest honor bestowed on individuals by SAA and is awarded for outstanding contributions to the archives profession.Duffy earned a master’s degree in history and archives from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and achieved doctoral candidacy at the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin. Duffy worked in a variety of institutions early in his career. Serving as the chief archivist and project director for the City of Boston Archives, Duffy was responsible for initiating and administering a comprehensive municipal archives and records management program for the first time for the city. Duffy also worked at Harvard University for six years, as associate curator for University Records and Planning and later as associate director for the Harvard Depository. “It is not always easy to make the change from a government records program to a university, nor is it easy to administer records in an academic setting. [Duffy] flourished in the academic setting. . . . The outstanding abilities [Duffy] evidenced by balancing current records work within an academic library setting is a testament to his intelligence and commitment to archives programs,” one supporter wrote.Duffy has held his current position as director of The Archives of the Episcopal Church since 1992. “He successfully educated the bishop and senior staff about the lifecycle of records and gained their support to build the archives—almost from scratch,” one supporter wrote. His astute and resourceful development of the church archives, and his masterful implementation of records systems and a digital archives program there, has made it one of the soundest programs among religious archives in the country.As Duffy built the archives of the Episcopal Church, he published articles and manuals on religious archives, which have won awards and become standards in the professional literature. Duffy’s stature in his field of specialization was recognized in 2012 when he was the recipient of the SAA and Society of Southwest Archivists’ Sister M. Claude Lane, O.P., Memorial Award for his significant contributions to the field of religious archives.Duffy also has made distinguished contributions to SAA. He has served in a variety of leadership positions, starting with the Archivists of Religious Collections Section, then as a member of the Nominating Committee, the SAA Council, co-chair of the 2009 Program Committee, and currently as treasurer of SAA and the SAA Foundation. Duffy was central to the development of the SAA Foundation since first serving on the Council; he initiated and stewarded the 2013 annual fund drive, which brought in $40,000 in donations.“[Duffy] has never been satisfied with the status quo, and certainly not with mediocrity. He pays attention to the tiny details while always thinking of the big picture, and he never shirks a job that needs to be done if it means progress toward the short- and long-term goals,” one supporter wrote.Duffy is one of five new Fellows named in 2014. There are currently 179 Fellows of the Society of American Archivists.Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America’s oldest and largest national archival professional association. SAA’s mission is to serve the educational and informational needs of more than 6,000 individual and institutional members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value. For more information, visit www.archivists.org.last_img read more

Corporate Citizen

Howard Lake | 5 July 2000 | News  16 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Corporate Citizen Corporate Citizen, the Journal of Company Involvement in the Community, has published some of the content of its last edition online, together with content from past issues going back to Autumn 1998. The magazine is published three times a year by the Directory of Social Change. Appropriately enough, the Corporate Citizen microsite was funded by the BT Community Partnership Programme. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

New editions of DSC’s funding guides for individuals

first_imgNew editions of DSC’s funding guides for individuals Tagged with: Funding Training The Directory of Social Change is to publish new editions of two of its funding guides for individuals – The Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need and The Guide to Educational Grants.The 2015/2016 editions aren’t available yet but they can be pre-ordered.The Guide to Educational Grants 2015/16Edited by by Gabriele Zagnojute & Denise Lillya, and published in association with the National Union of Students, this is the 13th edition of “the UK’s only publication to gather data from all educational trusts in the UK”.It features information on over 1,400 sources of non-statutory financial help for people in education. These give a total of around £54 million a year. Funding covers a variety of issues ranging from trips and meals to stationery, and of course studying.Each entry in the 320-page directory includes:• Eligibility information• Types of grants given• Annual grant total• And how to apply for funding.Lura France, Senior Partnership Officer, Teach First, said of the current Directory:“A useful resource for supporting individuals to source additional funding for their studies. Well laid-out and easy to use, it provides clear information about eligibility and restrictions.” Advertisement The Guide to Educational Grants 2015/16 costs £80 from the Directory of Social Change. Howard Lake | 20 November 2014 | News About the researchDSC Researchers Gabriele Zagnojute and Jenny Reynolds explain the process behind their research for the 2015/2016 Guide to Individuals in Need and Guide to Educational Grants.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecx3JN3c1tM[/youtube]center_img  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 A Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need 2015/16The 14th edition of this guide contains details of over 1,900 trusts which give over £268 million a year for the relief of individual poverty and hardship.Each entry includes:• Eligibility information• The type of grant given• Annual grant total• And how to apply for fundingEdited by Jennifer Reynolds & Denise Lillya, A Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need 2015/16 also costs £80 from the Directory of Social Change. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

St. Louis protests expose brutal police force

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Police attacks on protesters continue, Sept. 23.Fiery St. Louis protests continue nonstop despite brutal police violence against demonstrators that is drawing criticism from city officials, reporters and the community.Protests first erupted on Sept. 15, immediately after the acquittal of a white cop, Jason Stockley, accused of murdering a young Black man, Anthony Lamar Smith. Stockley was released despite damning evidence against him.During several days of protest, on Sept. 17, the following Sunday evening, police surrounded demonstrators in a move called kettling. Without warning they closed in, using excessive force and chemical weapons to arrest everyone, over 120 people.The American Civil Liberties Union is suing St. Louis police for “unacceptable, unlawful and unconstitutional” behavior and for dispersing a crowd engaged in constitutionally protected assembly. The suit accuses police of ramming a police car into a dispersing crowd, the use of kettling, excessive force, chemical sprays, illegal arrests and destroying people’s video footage of the cops’ actions.Mayor Lyda Krewson criticized police for derisively shouting “These streets are our streets,” mocking a political slogan used by demonstrators: “Whose streets? Our streets!” However, protesters say that the mayor continues to take the side of the police. They are demanding that Krewson and the city address the racist behavior and escalating repression by city police.Many protesters caught in last Sunday’s “kettle” were knocked down and cuffed. Cops removed their goggles and sprayed them directly in their face.  Several people who were not demonstrating were arrested and complained that they could not escape.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that an undercover police officer, unrecognized by other cops, was knocked down, cuffed and hit several times. The mayor is asking for an investigation into how cops treated that officer. (Sept. 23)Drew Burbridge, a visiting filmmaker, didn’t hear cops telling the crowd to disperse. He was caught in the kettle, pushed to the ground, grabbed and dragged away. He reported being sprayed with chemicals, knocked unconscious for 10 to 30 seconds and pepper-sprayed again when he came to. The mayor has not so far asked for an investigation into his case.U.S. Air Force Lt. Alex Nelson, who lives in the neighborhood, was trapped in the kettle, kicked in the face and blinded by pepper spray before being dragged away and arrested. The Associated Press reports that Nelson said, “I hear the police say it was their street, but it’s literally my street. I have coffee on that street, and I own property on that street.” (Sept. 23)Prosecutors claimed that minutes before fatally shooting Smith five times on December 12, 2011, Stockley announced his intent “kill this motherf**ker, don’t you know it.” They say Stockley planted a gun in Smith’s car which was covered with DNA from Stockley, but none from Smith.The St. Louis demonstrations echo the 2011 Ferguson protests that helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement. In Ferguson, just 15 miles from St. Louis, protests erupted after the acquittal of another white cop, Darren Wilson, for the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.last_img read more

Egypt : journalist resurfaces in court after being missing for three months

first_img Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the warped methods used to prolong the pre-trial detention of journalists beyond the legal limit in Egypt, where Badr Mohamed Badr, an Al Jazeera journalist held since March 2017, resurfaced in court yesterday after being missing within the prison system for the past three months. Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution February 6, 2021 Find out more Held preventively since March 2017 on charges of “membership of a terrorist group” and “spreading false news,” Badr should have been freed in March 2019 because, in theory at least, Egyptian law limits preventive detention to a maximum of two years.A court approved his release in late November 2019 but it was not carried out. Instead he went missing on 3 December, the date when the prison administration stopped providing any information about his case, leaving his family without any news of him for nearly three months.He finally resurfaced yesterday when he was brought before a Cairo security court on the grounds that he is to be the subject of a new investigation on suspicion of crimes that were not, however, specified.“As if nothing untoward had ever happened, the Egyptian justice system has reversed its decision to free Badr Mohamed Badr and has brought him back to light after a disappearance of several months,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “To keep journalists in prison and circumvent the two-year limit on preventive detention, they reset the counter to zero by opening a new investigation.”The same procedure was used with another Al Jazeera journalist, Mahmoud Hussein, whohas been held since December 2016. The authorities said they were going free him in May 2019 but his release did not take place and they finally said it had been cancelled on thegrounds that a new investigation had been ordered.Other journalists, including Moataz Wednan, Hassan Al-Banna Mubarak and Mostafa Al-Aasar, have also been held for more than two years in violation of the two-year limit on detention without trial.Egypt is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists DisappearancesImprisoned Help by sharing this information February 1, 2021 Find out more News January 22, 2021 Find out more News to go further RSF_en News February 26, 2020 Egypt : journalist resurfaces in court after being missing for three months EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists DisappearancesImprisoned News Receive email alerts Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Follow the news on Egyptlast_img read more

Freddie Mac Kicks Off 2016 With Largest Ever Delinquent Loan Auction

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago As Fannie Mae did earlier in January, Freddie Mac kicked off 2016 in a big way with residential non-performing loan (NPL) sales. On Friday, Freddie Mac announced its largest bulk NPL transaction yet—an auction of residential NPLs serviced by Nationstar Mortgage totaling $1.6 billion in unpaid principal balance (UPB).The NPLs are being offered in seven pools—five Standard Pool Offerings (SPOs), which are geographically diversified, and two Extended Timeline Pool Offerings (EXPOs), which are geographically concentrated. EXPOs. While SPOs often include larger pools of loans, the loans featured in EXPOs include smaller pool sizes and a longer marketing period, and target participation from smaller investors, including non-profits and minority- and women-owned businesses (MWOBs). Bids are due on February 23 for the SPOs and March 8 for the EXPOs, and the sales are expected to settle in the second quarter of 2016.Freddie Mac’s last bulk NPL sale was completed in December when about 5,300 deeply delinquent loans serviced by Wells Fargo with an aggregate UPB of $1.1 billion were sold via auction in five SPOs. Pretium Mortgage was the winning bidder in three of the pools and 21st Mortgage Corporation and Rushmore Loan Management were the winners of the other two pools.Both GSEs have made a substantial push in the last year to follow the directive of their conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, to excise NPLs and deeply delinquent loans from their residential mortgage portfolios. On January 12, Fannie Mae announced its first bulk NPL sale of 2016 and fourth overall. Like the Freddie Mac NPL auction announced on Friday, Fannie Mae’s first NPL sale of 2016 will be its biggest yet in terms of UPB, featuring 6,700 deeply delinquent loans in five pools totaling $1.35 billion in UPB. That sale includes four larger pools and a smaller Community Impact Pool targeting smaller investors, similar to Freddie Mac’s EXPOs.The transaction announced on Friday is Freddie Mac’s third bulk NPL sale worth more than $1 billion. The previous two were worth $1.1 billion each. Overall, it will be Freddie Mac’s ninth bulk Standard Pool Offering (SPO) auction since the first sale closed in August 2014 and the two EXPOs will be the second and third sold. Freddie Mac’s first-ever EXPO sold in June via auction to Corona Asset Management, and included 157 deeply delinquent loans with an aggregate UPB of about $31 million.All bidders must comply with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)’s enhanced requirements for NPL sales announced on March 2, which include approval by and good standing with government housing agencies (Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, and the Federal Housing Administration); evaluating borrowers for eligibility in the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP); and applying a “waterfall” of resolution tactics before resorting to foreclosure.For more information about Freddie Mac’s NPL sales, click here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Freddie Mac Kicks Off 2016 With Largest Ever Delinquent Loan Auction Tagged with: Deeply Delinquent Loans Freddie Mac Loss Mitigation Non-Performing Loans Related Articles  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 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. center_img Deeply Delinquent Loans Freddie Mac Loss Mitigation Non-Performing Loans 2016-01-22 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Kicks Off 2016 With Largest Ever Delinquent Loan Auction in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Sign up for DS News Daily January 22, 2016 2,013 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Ask the Economist: What Will be the Biggest Obstacles to Homeownership This Year? Next: SunTrust’s Mortgage Servicing Income Surges Amid Positive Earnings Report Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honealast_img read more

Decision to close Bunbeg Post Office upheld

first_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Decision to close Bunbeg Post Office upheld RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleOver 1,100 Donegal householders in mortgage arrears for over 2 yearsNext articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 13/11/18 News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Its been confirmed that a decision by An Post to close Bunbeg Post Office has been upheld.The Post Office is one of 17 across the county earmarked for closure with a number of confirmed closures already made after appeal submissions were lodged.Following an Independent Review on An Post’s decision, as of the 1st February next year, all services at Bunbeg will be transferred to neighbouring post offices.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says the disappointing news is a major blow for the community:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/bunbeg.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Local Councillor Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig says in the wake of today’s news, the community must now take action:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/micheal5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter By News Highland – November 19, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more