LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc (OMOLU.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgLivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc (OMOLU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc (OMOLU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc (OMOLU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc (OMOLU.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc, formerly Omoluabi Mortgage Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company specialises in mortgage financing and provides products which include national housing fund mortgage loans, commercial mortgages, property acquisition loans and loans for the business, construction and trading sectors. Omoluabi Mortgage Bank Plc also offers a range of banking products and services for the personal banking sector which includes transactional accounts, call accounts, term and fixed deposits, certificate of deposits and housing investment funds. Corporate banking products include overdraft facilities and property development financing and trading. Formerly known as Omoluabi Savings and Loans Plc, the company changed its name to Omoluabi Mortgage Bank Plc in 2016. Its major shareholders are Osun State Government and two major institutional investors. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

UK dividend shares: Are these 6% FTSE 100 dividends top buys or investment traps?

first_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Admiral Group, GlaxoSmithKline, and Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. Royston Wild | Thursday, 14th January, 2021 BP and Royal Dutch Shell have been hugely-disappointing UK dividend shares of late. Both were forced to cut dividends in 2020 as the coronavirus crisis hit oil demand and sent crude prices crashing. Shell’s decision to slash shareholder payouts was the first time it’d embarked on such action since World War 2.Could 2021 prompt a sharp dividend recovery at these UK shares, however? City analysts expect earnings to rise strongly at both this year. And this prompts predictions that annual dividends will improve from 2020 levels too. Consequently BP and Shell sport enormous forward yields of 6.3% and 4.1% respectively.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…High-risk FTSE 100 stocks?Investor demand for these FTSE 100 oilies has perked up in recent sessions. They were just trading at their most expensive since last summer as Brent prices rose to 11-month highs around $57 per barrel.I for one won’t be buying these UK shares for my own Stocks and Shares ISA, however. It’s not just that rising Covid-19 cases over the world, and the onset of fresh lockdowns and travel bans, casts a cloud over their earnings and dividends pictures in 2021. It’s that income flows from BP and Shell might disappoint long after the coronavirus crisis has passed.As the boffins over at Hargreaves Lansdown have noted: “Pandemic or not, the future of the energy sector is in question and major players are increasing their focus on cleaner energy. While that could offer long-term stability, it’s going to take a lot of investment and means they’ll have less cash to pay out in dividends”.With other energy producers remaining “all-in” on traditional oil, the investment giant reckons that “dividends in the oil and gas sector are unlikely to return to their former highs any time soon”. As well as subdued demand, profits at BP and Shell are likely to be hit by the supply glut hitting the oil market.Two UK shares I’d rather buy!Why take a chance with these FTSE 100 oilies, then? There are plenty of UK shares on the Footsie alone that are in better shape to pay big dividends in the near term and beyond.Take 6%-yielding GlaxoSmithKline, for example. The stable nature of drugs demand means that this FTSE 100 stock will have the clout to keep paying big dividends to its shareholders. The pharma giant’s colossal drugs pipeline, allied with surging healthcare spending in emerging markets, should give it the strength to keep shelling out huge rewards to its shareholders too.Admiral Group’s another top dividend stock I’d rather buy for my ISA. Its starring role in the defensive car and household insurance markets will provide the strength for it to keep paying big dividends in 2021 despite the tough economic outlook. And I’m expecting the FTSE 100 business to deliver terrific long-term returns as its international businesses gain momentum and it expands its product ranges. This UK share sports a near-5% dividend yield for 2021 right now. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. UK dividend shares: Are these 6% FTSE 100 dividends top buys or investment traps?center_img “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. Image source: Getty Images 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. 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Anglican Alliance launches COVID-19 international resource hub

first_img Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group COVID-19, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] An international resource hub has been created by the Anglican Alliance to help provinces, dioceses and parishes respond to the COVID-19 crisis.The Anglican Alliance COVID-19 resource hub is a platform to share learning from churches on how they are responding effectively to the crisis. The Anglican Alliance team has been connecting with churches in each region to learn about their experience, to gather examples of effective responses “and, above all, to share in fellowship at this most difficult of times”, a spokesperson for the Alliance said.Read the full article here. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY center_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Posted Apr 8, 2020 Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Alliance launches COVID-19 international resource hub Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Health & Healthcare Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

Cove House / Justin Humphrey Architect

first_img Houses Architects: Justin Humphrey Architect Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesAlucoilComposite Panels – LarsonWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEngineering:NGS Structural EngineersConsultants:BJ Millar ConstructionsCity:Gold CoastCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andy Macpherson StudioText description provided by the architects. Cove House is a rich and tactile exploration into thresholds and edges. Thresholds between public and private space within the house are explored, along with a testing of the edge between the house and its external context. This edge was important due to the site being adjacent to an easement, allowing the opportunity to engage with the neighbourhood on three sides. It is common within Sanctuary Cove for planning restrictions to dictate the need to build to the boundary along such easements.Save this picture!© Andy Macpherson StudioSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Andy Macpherson StudioA recurrent benign response to this constraint has developed – one which we aimed to challenge with Cove House. We chose to express and celebrate this edge through a grand tactile gesture that beckons engagement and communicates the materiality of the house to passing neighbours. A finely-detailed tapered roofline floats intentionally over the concrete easement wall, simultaneously adding refinement to the robust concrete while reducing the visual scale of the building. This has helped the house bed into its domestic context.Save this picture!© Andy Macpherson StudioSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Andy Macpherson StudioThe brief from the client called for a materially-rich and tactile house that reflected their love of subtropical architecture through spatial interplay between internal and external space. The tone of this relationship is set right at the start as the concrete wall guides visitors through a street-facing external garden room. The success of these external garden spaces were largely the result of close planning and coordination with the landscape consultant regarding plant selection and layout. The garden room is the first threshold between public and private.Save this picture!© Andy Macpherson StudioA fine battened timber screen suggests enclosure, while the open sky, water view and immediate immersion in tropical landscaping provoke engagement and connection. The actual front door hasn’t been reached, and yet you feel as though you have entered the house. The programming of this space accommodates the private entry of two bedrooms via an external hall. These are separated visually and physically from the main public entry sequence by a series of mature gardens. These gardens continue into the heart of the house, further reinforcing the ever-present relationship between internal and external space, while continuing to demarcate public space from private.Save this picture!© Andy Macpherson StudioThe ground plane of the house is articulated and meanders up and down at times encouraging engagement or reflection. This manipulation responds to part of the brief by allowing the house to flexibly accommodate both the intimate daily patterns of life and also large social gatherings. A single floating roof plane acts to organise the various spaces created by this ground plane articulation. The strength and simplicity of the roof plane was critical to the design and was achieved through close collaboration with the structural engineering team.Save this picture!© Andy Macpherson StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessMichelberger Hotel / Jonathan Tuckey DesignSelected ProjectsSparkletots Preschool By PAP Community Foundation / LAUD ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Cove House / Justin Humphrey Architect ArchDaily Manufacturers: Alucoil, Big Ass Fans, Cosentino, EuroCave, GRAPHISOFT, Sculptform, Abey, Apaiser, CSR, Delta Light, ECC Lighting, Eco Outdoor, FRANKE, Fisher & Paykel, GJames, Lysaght, Neff, Polytec, Qasair, ROGER SELLER, +11Weathertex, Wever & Ducre, Academy Tiles, Acrux Aluminium, Australian Timber Ceilings, Beefeater, POP concrete, RAAT, Ultralift, Vanguard, Wildwood Timber Flooring-11 Australia Cove House / Justin Humphrey ArchitectSave this projectSaveCove House / Justin Humphrey Architect Save this picture!© Andy Macpherson Studio+ 14Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2018 Projects Dan Deshon Landscapingcenter_img Landscape: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917208/cove-house-justin-humphrey-architect Clipboard Year:  Photographs:  Andy Macpherson Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Area:  470 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJustin Humphrey ArchitectOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGold CoastAustraliaPublished on May 21, 2019Cite: “Cove House / Justin Humphrey Architect” 21 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore 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 CopyHouses•Gold Coast, Australia Photographs Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917208/cove-house-justin-humphrey-architect Clipboardlast_img read more

Google offers in-kind advertising in grants programme

first_imgGoogle offers in-kind advertising in grants programme Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Trading Howard Lake | 7 October 2004 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  51 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  52 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Search engine Google’s new grants programme offers at least three months of free text advertising on its AdWords system. However, it is still only available to non-profits based in the United States with 501(c)(3) status.Google isn’t offering cash grants, but is instead donating at least three months of AdWords adverts to qualifying US non-profits. This allows them to place adverts for their services, fundraising appeals, or any other kind of support such as volunteers on other relevant Web sites.Google’s AdWords system targets adverts to relevant content on participating Web sites. As a result it is one of the most popular online advertising tools at the present time.Google gives three examples of how non-profits have benefited from such grants:Room to Read, which educates children in Vietnam, Nepal, India and Cambodia, attracted a sponsor who clicked on its AdWords ad. He has donated funds to support the education of 25 girls for the next 10 years.The US Fund for UNICEF’s e-commerce site, Shop UNICEF, has experienced a 43% increase in sales over the previous year.CoachArt, supporting children with life-threatening illnesses through art and athletics programs, has seen a 60 to 70 percent increase in volunteers.The chances of securing support are high: in Google Grants’ first year, 80% of the organisations applying met the criteria for the award.Decisions on grants are made every three months.UK Fundraising will report when Google, as it promises, chooses to expand this grants programme to the UK.last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders calls on Internet service providers and telecommunications operators not to submit to new legislation and directives on data retention

first_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Europe – Central Asia News Reporters Without Borders has decided to offer alternative solutions to Internet-citizens who wish to protect the anonymity of their communications. On this web site the organisation provides a simple guide to downloading and using OpenPGP cryptography software, an application that guarantees the confidentiality of e-mails. Visit the website of OpenPGP and download the software June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation June 4, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders appealed on 6 June 2002 to Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecommunications operators in the 15 Member States of the European Union not to submit to new legislation regulating the retention of data from telephone and Internet communications (telephone calls, faxes, e-mail and Internet connections). The organisation also asks the operators to allow the police, internal security services and certain state agencies access to such data only if officially requested to do so by a magistrate.”These are grave circumstances, which call for vigilance on your part. The climate of heightened consciousness about security that has reigned since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 is poised to legitimise a setback in freedom of expression for Europeans,” considers Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of the organisation, in a letter sent to the operators. “The adoption by the European Parliament on 30 May 2002 of amendments to the 1997 European directive on data protection in the electronic communications sector, as well as existing legislation notably in France, Great Britain and Denmark on the retention of telecommunications data, is a challenge to the principle of journalists’ right not to reveal their sources and to the confidentiality of Europeans’ professional and personal communications. It is your duty to refuse to retain such data for more than three months, and to demand a magistrate’s warrant before allowing the police or internal security services access to this information,” added Robert Ménard.Article 15.1 of the text adopted by the European Parliament allows for measures concerning the interception, retention and examination of data from telephone calls, faxes, e-mails and Internet connections “for a limited period”, the length of which is not specified but can be decided by each Member State. Those that do not already have this type of legislation in place will be required to submit legislative proposals to their parliaments within the next fifteen months.Concerned by this threat to civil rights and individual and collective liberties, Reporters Without Borders has decided to offer alternative solutions to Internet-citizens who wish to protect the anonymity of their communications. On the home page of its web site – www.rsf.org – the organisation provides a simple guide to downloading and using PGP cryptography software, an application that guarantees the confidentiality of e-mails. RSF_en RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Europe – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia News June 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls on Internet service providers and telecommunications operators not to submit to new legislation and directives on data retention News to go further Help by sharing this information last_img read more

State media turned into presidential propaganda outlets

first_img News January 21, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State media turned into presidential propaganda outlets Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge The coverage imbalance is being accompanied by a smear campaign against Gen. Fonseka, the former army commander, in certain pro-government media, prompting him to write to eight newspapers requesting apologies for articles he regards as libellous. And the website of the defence ministry, which is headed by the president’s brother, is openly campaigning against him. Control of the state media has become crucial to the election campaign. The Commissioner of Elections has issued several reminders about the rules requiring balanced coverage and tried to introduce a Competent Authority to monitor the TV stations, but the president’s office resisted. The supreme court’s ruling has also been ignored. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific RSF_en The press freedom organisation added: “We urge the supreme court and the electoral commission to use all the powers at their disposal to force Rupavahini and ITN to come to reason. This glaring media imbalance shows that the incumbent is benefiting from an advantage that is unacceptable in a democratic election.” Help by sharing this information Flouting a 15 January supreme court ruling, state-owned TV stations Rupavahini and ITN continue to openly favour President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s campaign to win another term in the presidential election to be held on 26 January with a total of 21 candidates taking part. Cases of intimidation and violence against the media have also increased. Thakshila Dilrukshi, a journalist with the BBC’s Sinhalese-language service, was hospitalised after being attacked by supporters of a minister in the central city of Polonnaruwa on 13 January. Her equipment and personal effects were stolen during the assault, which occurred after she covered a clash between Rajapaksa and Fonseka followers. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Rupavahini is giving the government an overwhelming air-time advantage. In the 8 p.m. Sinhalese-language news programme on 18 January, for example, the government got 8 minutes and 30 seconds and the president got 7 minutes and 10 seconds, while Gen. Fonseka, the UNP and the JVP got a combined total of just one minute. And it is deplorable that the twenty or so other candidates are totally ignored by the state media. Granting so much time to propaganda on behalf of the incumbent is not new. On 11 January, for example, Rupavahini carried a live broadcast of President Rajapaksa’s election programme launch that lasted one hour and 15 minutes. Organisation The Reporters Without Borders monitoring on 18 and 19 January found that, of a total of 472 minutes and 5 seconds of news and current affairs air-time on Rupavahini and ITN, Gen. Fonseka and the other opposition candidates were granted only 7 minutes and 50 seconds, or 1.6 per cent, while the president, his government and his party were granted 465 minutes and 25 seconds, in other words, nearly eight hours of air-time in just two days. “Alarmed by Gen. Sarath Fonseka’s candidacy, President Rajapaksa and his followers are using and abusing all of the state’s resources to get the president reelected,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The TV propaganda is deafening and the figures we are releasing today are worthy of the Burmese or North Korean regimes.” Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News Receive email alerts The Colombo-based Sunday Leader, outspoken weekly, was raided the same day by police bearing a warrant who claimed to have been tipped off about the printing of “defamatory” posters. The president and his allies have abused other state resources in the course of the campaign. The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, for example, forced all mobile phone operators to send SMS messages signed by President Rajapaksa to all their clients, while soldiers have been seen putting up the president’s election posters. Even if some privately-owned media are campaigning openly for the opposition or are giving more space to the activities of all the candidates, the extremely biased coverage on the main TV stations is having an undeniable impact on the campaign. Meanwhile, Sirasa TV, a privately-owned station based in Colombo, has not resumed its independent style of coverage since it was attacked by gunmen in January 2009. Follow the news on Sri Lanka Detailed monitoring by Reporters Without Borders has established that 98.5 per cent of the news and current affairs air-time on these two stations on 18 and 19 January was given over to the president and his supporters. This violates the constitution, above all its seventh amendment and article 104 (b) empowering the electoral commission. Freelance journalist Jude Samantha was assaulted while covering clashes between government and opposition supporters on 16 January in Madurankuliya, in the western district of Puttalam. News Reporters Without Borders issued an appeal for calm in early December, after the first incidents: http://www.rsf.org/Reporters-Without-Borders-calls,35277.html January 13, 2021 Find out more to go further On ITN, one had to wait until the 7 p.m. Sinhalese-language news programme for coverage of opposition activity (Gen. Fonseka for 30 seconds, the UNP for 40 seconds and the JVP for 45 seconds), while President Rajapaksa got 3 minutes on the 9 a.m. programme, 2 minutes on the 10 a.m. programme, 4 minutes 45 seconds on the noon programme and 4 minutes 20 seconds on the Tamil-language programme at 6 p.m. July 29, 2020 Find out more News Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

County Reports 25 More COVID-19 Deaths

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Los Angeles County’s death toll from the coronavirus soared over the 200 mark Thursday while case numbers neared 8,000, and the virus slowly began having a greater impact among the homeless population.Barbara Ferrer, head of the county public health department, reported another 25 deaths due to Coronavirus on Thursday Wednesday, Ferrer also confirmed 425 new cases in the county.The numbers do not include Pasadena’s count or death toll. Pasadena has it’s not health department and reports its numbers separately.“We know that all of the sacrifices, and they are huge sacrifices, that everyone is making is in fact slowing the spread,” said Los Angeles Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “But slowing the spread is a consistent activity that we have to continue to do for many days to come. So I ask you to have some patience.”According to Ferrer, social distancing measures must continue for the next few weeks.“I know that this new reality that we are living in is not forever. And that we are gonna come out at the other end in a matter of weeks,” Ferrer said.The percentage of people with the illness who have died — rose again to reach 2.8 percent, a full percentage point higher than it was a week ago. Ferrer said the rising percentage is concerning, but it could come down once more people are tested.Also rising is the number of cases among the homeless, with 20 such cases reported, up from 12 on Wednesday. Most of those patients were living on the streets, Ferrer said, but officials are investigating four homeless people who are believed to have been living in shelters.One of those patients was living at a shelter that was established by the city of Los Angeles at the Granada Hills Recreation Center, which underwent a deep cleaning after the case was confirmed. The shelter is one of several temporary housing sites set up at city recreation facilities in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading among the homeless.Ferrer noted that while the cases involving four patients believed to have been living in shelters are under investigation, “a number of people at a couple of shelter sites” have been placed in quarantine and tested.Ferrer also confirmed the death of a homeless-services worker — identified earlier as an employee of the Union Rescue Mission on skid row in downtown Los Angeles. Mission President Andy Bales told the Los Angeles Times the employee, who was formerly homeless and began working for the mission after completing a recovery program, died at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.The county’s coronavirus cases now include 47 cases that occurred in jail settings — six inmates and 41 staff members — along with 11 cases in the state prison system — eight inmates and three staffers. Two cases have been reported in a county juvenile facility, both involving staff members at the Barry Nidorf juvenile hall in Sylmar.Ferrer said there are now 155 institutional settings — such as nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, shelters, jails and prisons — that have had at least one case. Those institutions have had a total of 716 cases and 51 deaths, all among residents.As of Wednesday, roughly 38,300 people have been tested for the virus in the county, with about 15 percent turning out to be positive. Ferrer again noted that the percentage of positive cases is artificially high because some labs haven’t reported numbers of negative tests.The county has set a goal of testing 10,000 people per day. With roughly 10 percent of those people ultimately testing positive, Ferrer has warned that the daily increases in case numbers will likely approach about 1,000.She said new testing centers have opened almost every day this week across the county. But Ferrer again noted that testing has continued to be more prevalent in more affluent areas of the county. She earlier released partial figures indicating that the black community has a higher mortality rate from the illness, but said there continues to be less access testing in lower-income communities.In hopes of rectifying that issue, new testing centers opened Wednesday at East Los Angeles College and at the Charles Drew University medical campus in Willowbrook. The county now has more than 20 testing centers across the region. Those centers and others operated by individual cities are restricted to people showing symptoms of COVID-19.Ferrer stressed the people who are tested because they are showing symptoms of coronavirus should assume they are positive and isolate themselves from others while awaiting their results.“If you’ve been tested, and since the majority of people being tested are symptomatic, if you’ve been tested and you’re waiting for your results, you have symptoms, you need to stay home and self-isolate while you’re waiting for your test results,” she said. “Please, please don’t wait for a conformation that you’re positive to begin your self-isolation. You actually need to self-isolate at the moment you started having symptoms. And this is particulary important because there’s still a lag time from the time you’re getting tested ’til the time you’re getting your test results.”She also reminded parents that while residents are being urged to leave home only for essential purposes, their children’s health-care appointments are definitely essential.“I know that there are many preventive services for those of us who are adults that we will delay, but the one thing that should not be delayed during this time of staying home … are making sure that newborn and well- child-care visits, especially those that require an immunization, are still happening,” she said. “There should not be long delays in making sure that children are fully immunized. There’s a lot of other diseases like whooping cough that are circulating and that can be prevented through immunization.” Community News County Reports 25 More COVID-19 Deaths Almost 8,000 cases of infection have been diagnosed by health officials in county system CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 1:33 pm More Cool Stuff Business News Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Can Education Costs Spur More Foreclosures?

first_img Previous: Where Immigrants are Buying Next: The Ripple Effect of Rising Home Prices November 23, 2018 5,081 Views About Author: David Wharton 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 DS News Asks Foreclosures Student Debt Student Loans Video Spotlight 2018-11-23 David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Can Education Costs Spur More Foreclosures? David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Market Studies, Media, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Can Education Costs Spur More Foreclosures? Tagged with: DS News Asks Foreclosures Student Debt Student Loans Video Spotlight According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit, U.S. student loan debt increased by $37 billion in Q3, up to a total of $1.44 trillion total as of September 30. A recent LendingTree analysis found that the median debt balance for millennials living in the 50 biggest U.S. cities is $23,064. This massive financial burden must inevitably send ripples out through the larger economy, but is there a correlation between higher education costs and the rate of foreclosures?That’s the question on deck in the video below, the first installment of our DS News Asks video series. For this inaugural installment, sponsored by Auction.com, DS News looks at a recent study from the journal Demography, which analyzed the potential impact of families with children seeking higher education on the rate of foreclosures. What did they find? Click play on the video below to find out … The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

SC Dismisses Plea Against Opening Of Public Sector Enterprises During Lockdown

first_imgTop StoriesSC Dismisses Plea Against Opening Of Public Sector Enterprises During Lockdown Radhika Roy8 May 2020 12:24 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court dismissed a plea in the Supreme Court which sought for directions against Public Sector Enterprises who were treating themselves as government offices and were opening up despite the institution of the nationwide lockdown in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The PIL had been moved against the “illegal opening of offices during the nationwide lockdown by Public…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court dismissed a plea in the Supreme Court which sought for directions against Public Sector Enterprises who were treating themselves as government offices and were opening up despite the institution of the nationwide lockdown in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The PIL had been moved against the “illegal opening of offices during the nationwide lockdown by Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) such as SAIL and NBCC etc. by wrongly identifying and equating themselves as government department/offices”. Filed by Advocate Anil K. Aggarwal, the plea raised issues and concerns regarding public health and safety due to the illegal opening of the offices and resumption of operations by unexempted central PSEs/government-owned companies such as SAIL and NBCC which deal in non-essential goods and services. The petition further submitted that the direction passed by these companies for resumption of work were against the restrictions on movement and preventive measures taken by the Central Government/Government of NCT of Delhi for containment of the virus. Agarwal, the Petitioner-in- Person, informed the Bench that the PSEs were treating themselves as government office, thereby overlooking the health safety concerns of hteir employees and family members. However, the Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and BR Gavai was not inclined to entertain the matter and dismissed the same. The Bench also observed that many advocates were filing petitions as Petitioner-in-Persons and questioned the practice. Next Storylast_img read more