Euroset confirms pulling its £800m IPO

first_img 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 Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald The already shaky climate in the UK’s new issues market worsened today as Russian mobile phone retailer Euroset pulled its £800m issue.The flotation has been dogged by uncertainty because of nervousness in the markets, with investors increasingly unwilling to pay up for what they deem to be overvalued stock. City A.M. broke the news at 3pm, after bankers close to the deal said the decision to pull the float was taken around lunchtime.Euroset has now officially confirmed the postponement, with chief executive Alexander Malis citing difficult market conditions as the reason for the delay.“Although there was increased interest from the investment community in Euroset, we decided not to proceed with an IPO in the challenging and volatile market conditions,” Malis said.“The outlook for Euroset is favourable and we remain committed to the Company and to achieving our strategic objectives. Euroset will continue to pursue its strategy of expanding its retail operations going forward and maintaining leadership position in the market. We will keep investors informed about our development plans.”Three issues have been pulled from the London market in the past couple of weeks; Topaz Energy, which wanted to raise £300m; on Tuesday the online payments group Skrill pulled its £80m cash-raising; and the vacuum technology group Edwards last week pulled its £375m offer.There were also a couple of Russian floats pulled from the market last month.The Euroset deal was expected to net Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut more than £500m. Mamut is a shareholder in the troubled retail group HMV and he was also expected to subscribe for shares in Nomos Bank, a Russian IPO set to price within the next few weeks. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Show Comments ▼ John Dunne whatsapp Sharecenter_img Thursday 14 April 2011 10:22 am Euroset confirms pulling its £800m IPO Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) 2013 Presentation

first_imgAccess Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng)  2013 presentation Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Heavy rains elevate concerns for mosquito-borne illnesses

first_img From the Orange County GovernmentRecent storms and rainfall in Central Florida have Orange County Mosquito Control officials working hard to protect the community from mosquito-borne illness and nuisance mosquitoes. In light of elevated rain, requests from residents to treat mosquitoes in local neighborhoods and communities, particularly in east Orange County, have significantly increased. Kelly Deutsch, the manager for Orange County Mosquito Control, reports that while the division typically receives about 10 calls a day from residents in need of assistance, calls have increased up to tenfold. While not all mosquitoes carry illness or disease, rising populations alone can be a nuisance and distract from the ability to enjoy the outdoors. In addition to their critical role in public health, mosquito control personnel help maintains a comfortable outdoor environment for all by reducing rising mosquito populations.Orange County personnel use several techniques to help control the various mosquito species in the area while being sensitive to the environment and other insects. These efforts strategically take place during the evening and do not include the application of materials known to be harmful to humans, animals or other insects, including bees when applied according to the label.Efforts include:Treatment or elimination of identified breeding environments for mosquitoes.Targeted spraying (where a technician applies a control material to a specific area).The deployment of specially equipped trucks able to apply larger volumes of material through neighborhoods and rural communities.Finally, in the event that mosquito populations cannot be managed on the ground, or include large rural areas, the county has the ability to aerial spray through aircraft.At this time, Orange County Mosquito personnel ask residents to Tip, Toss, and Cover!Tip over or toss containers like flower pots or tin cans that collect small amounts of water – many mosquitoes, particularly those that can transmit Zika virus, dengue fever, and chikungunya, develop in an environment as small as a bottle cap.Cover skin with clothing and/or repellent that contains DEET. Cover windows and open doors with screens to prevent mosquitoes from coming inside.Call 311 if rising mosquito populations become a nuisance or with questions.To date, there have been no reports of the Zika virus transmitted in Orange County. However, officials remain ever vigilant and emphasize that Zika is only one of several mosquito-borne illnesses known to reach Central Florida. While mosquito-borne illness is most commonly thought of in terms of how it affects people, other animals like dogs, cats, and livestock can also be at risk. Heartworm disease found primarily in dogs is spread through mosquitoes, as is equine encephalitis, a mosquito-borne illness that affects horses and humans.For additional information regarding Orange County Mosquito Control visit: www.ocfl/mosquito.For additional information on the Zika virus and how to protect from the Zika virus in Orange County visit: www.ocfl.net/zika. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom The lady at the counter jumped up and asked me did I bring my dog, and I said yes he is right outside the glass window out there and she handed me a clip board and paperwork to fill out. I told her I brought him to be euthanized. She said, oh no, we can’t do that, he looks to good of shape to euthanize. I said, “have you even looked at him and his big tumor on his leg?” She had not even looked half way at him through the window. She said we can’t do that. I said, “listen, I called here this morning and talked to the lady and you all said to bring him in. She said she was sorry but we can’t do that. I couldn’t believe it. I said are you the person I spoke to on the phone? She said no, and I’m sorry, but we can’t do that……I was shocked, and very angry at them! I had another dog of mine euthanized back in 2012 that was old and couldn’t walk or control his bowels and had to at that time, so I know they euthanize animals in bad shape for one reason or another….and here she was telling me, he LOOKED TO GOOD……and hadn’t even hardly glanced at him…….I left and was crying and upset!……….and could not believe that business done me like that! 5 COMMENTS July 11, 2017 at 4:11 am Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply July 11, 2017 at 5:00 am I am doing what I can to get rid of mosquitoes. I empty the birdbaths daily and refresh the water, and empty any standing water from the rains. I dug up my plants that held water, I know I am spelling this wrong (bromilards) but you all know what plants I am writing about…..they hold water in the centers, and they had very sharp edges that always cut my arms up when I weeded around them, and I said they have to go! They had multiplied way out into the yard, and although they were pretty with their exotic blooms, they were dangerous. My arms are wounded and cut and bruised. I also sprayed some Malathion around and tried to keep it off of the other blooming plants were the honey bees go. I really don’t like to spray pesticides but the mosquitoes are really bad and they pose a danger too. July 11, 2017 at 4:41 am Reply Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSMosquitoesOrange County GovernmentZika Virus Previous articleGet ready: Amazon Prime Day starts tonightNext articleNew townhomes unveiled in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter July 11, 2017 at 4:33 amcenter_img Mama Mia Reply Reply July 11, 2017 at 4:23 am That was Saturday and we went back home. I made an appointment on Sunday at Winter Park Vet Clinic on Lee Road and we took him in on Sunday at 10:30. They gave him a sedative shot first, and said he would fall asleep, which took 10 minutes as I held him and talked to him and petted his nose and ears, and he dozed off to sleep, then they administered the fatal shot. Those people couldn’t have been nicer to me….. They dimmed the lights, and played soft nature sounds to calm him, before they even gave him the first shot. They even told me that they would give me a paw print impression in clay for me to take home with a sheer little royal blue bag with a ribbon tie top to keep in his memory. She hugged my neck and told me how sorry she was, as she said her big shepherd dog is nine years old and she dreads the day hers will have to probably be put down. Caesar was my very big old mean baby, but was not mean to us. My C-boy, as I called him. So protective to us, and knew when anybody was at the front of our house even before we knew. I miss him so much, it breaks my heart……he stayed in his shaded carpeted kennel out back in the day, and in our house at night. He was my Mama’s dog, and became mine when my Mama died back in 2006. He would have been 13 years old in Oct……….he would sing when I would sing, and even cry when I would get upset about something and cry…..and would get in my lap when we took him for rides……at least I still have my small dog to keep me company…….this just really hurts me…………. Saturday I called a emergency vet clinic and they told me to bring him in. I won’t mention their business name although I should! They said they opened at noon. I explained the situation, told them all about my big older dog, and they said they would euthanize him, told me how much it would cost, and I said I would bring him in if I could get him into the truck as he was so heavy and the truck up so high. We drove over to 17-92 afternoon, and although we didn’t know their was a bad storm and there was lightning, thunder, and it was raining worse than during a hurricane and I looked down along the road and it was like a lake there was so much water pooling, and my big boy was scared as usual of the storm. Enough water in the roads to flood out some vehicles. At this point I was having second thoughts and said maybe we need to just go back home. I was only a mile or two away, and we went on anyway, and when we got there, the rain had almost stopped. We parked and my husband lifted my dog out, got him on his feet and I said I will go in first to see if there are any other animals in there as mine would have went after them………….! Mama Mia Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Mama Mia I am up early as I couldn’t sleep well tonight. Yesterday I had to do something I really didn’t want to do, but had to. Something I had been delaying since last November. Something that was necessary but heartbreaking to have to do. I had to go and have my old big dog euthanized. He had a very large non-cancerous tumor on his back leg below the elbow that I didn’t get surgery on because he was so old and because of his heart. I tried to keep him as long as I could. I wasn’t like it was cancerous and he was suffering other than unsightly, and the size of it. Otherwise he was shiny, had long beautiful hair and was as mean as ever…….but he was getting weaker in his back legs and sometimes would slide down on our tile floors and I couldn’t pick him up! He was over 80 pounds. If by husband was gone to the 7-11 or Wawa to get cigarettes, he would have to pick him back up as I just could not get him up. So this last week, I noticed the tumor was getting bigger and bigger all of a sudden, more so that ever, and I felt it and it was filled with fluid and hung down pulling against his skin and he would lay on it and it started breaking open partially and I freaked out, and said something has to be done, and he has to be put down. I cried and cried, and was freaking out……….. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mialast_img read more

Chhavi House / Abraham John Architects

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Abraham John Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Photographs:  Alan AbrahamGross Built Area:710.0 m2Plot Area:280.0 m2Client:Praveen SankhlaDesign Team:Abraham John, Alan Abraham, Anca Florescu, Niranjan Fulsundar, Prachi Donde, Neha GuptaCity:JodhpurCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alan AbrahamRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. The challenge of designing a residential villa in Jodhpur was trifold: extreme climate, small footprint and a large project brief. The house also needed to be and is Vastu compliant – conforming with the ancient Indian design principles regarding space, sunlight, flow and function.Save this picture!© Alan AbrahamThe plot was a restricted one within a society scheme, encumbered by the existing adjoining buildings along its compound walls on two sides, and two roads along its north and east sides. Hence, there was a need to create privacy, through orientation of the views, screens and courtyards, as well as through landscape design. The little gardens, decks, waterbodies, sculpture court, sky lit balconies and terrace gardens were all designed to enhance its spatial feel.Save this picture!© Alan AbrahamThe floating steps make an inviting entrance, the lighting and landscape add to the sense of arrival. As one walks towards the main door, one can pause on the bench and enjoy the soothing sounds of the cascade The first impression created is that of space and privacy. The imposing wooden doors, double height volumes and projections that are reminiscent of the many palaces, forts and temples set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert.Save this picture!© Alan AbrahamThe architects conceptualised an open dining and living area. The living area is a double height area with the ceiling continuing through from the inside to the outside; it’s L shaped openable windows connecting it to the courtyard and waterbody.Save this picture!SectionsSave this picture!Plans 02The Kitchen doors completely slide open onto the dining room as per the occasion. The dining, kitchen, living and garden form a public area that looks very different at night, with mood lighting and a waterbody, landscape and a beautiful, authentic & traditional wooden sculpture.Save this picture!© Alan AbrahamIn a city where temperatures routinely exceed 40 degrees Celsius, the filigree screen is both functional (protects from the sun and offers some privacy) and aesthetic, a reminder of the traditional jalis of the region. It looks spectacular at night, and during the day it cuts down the heat and glare while reflecting on the windows.Save this picture!© Alan AbrahamFrom the first landing you get a feel of the double height, of the expanse and a new angle to the screen which gives the villa its character: combines the past (jalis) with a feeling of modern, clean lines. The two ground floor bedrooms display concealed doors to the attached bathrooms, for a clean look. One of the bedrooms opens onto a deck and garden, while the other has a sky lit private deck to augment its sense of space.Save this picture!© Alan AbrahamThe two bedrooms on the 1st floor have a common landing (box look hovering over the dining room). The master suite is complete with a large bedroom with two seating areas; there is a sky lit green area with a cosy bench seating, a dressing area and a large spa-like bathroom; another seating area overlooks the private terrace that invites lots of birds and is meant for relaxed mornings.Save this picture!© Alan AbrahamThe temple is a projecting mass over the courtyard, the screen filtering light and achieving the required privacy. The media room on the 2nd floor spills onto a big family terrace; there is a pantry looking onto another terrace, a bathroom, and a big lobby. A full height sliding door can turn the media room even bigger, by taking in the lobby.Save this picture!© Alan AbrahamAccommodated within are parking areas on the ground floor as well as naturally lit office and utility spaces in the basement. Local Jodhpur stone was used on the entry steps, water bodies and compound walls. The outdoor textured stone plaster finish matches the colour of Jodhpur stone and is used on some of the indoor surfaces as well, to add to the overall outdoor feel and look.Save this picture!GifProject gallerySee allShow lessPeter Hall Performing Arts Centre / Haworth TompkinsSelected ProjectsU-CUBE Office Reconstruction / Lacime ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912411/chhavi-house-abraham-john-architects Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Alan Abraham+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share India “COPY” “COPY”center_img 2018 Chhavi House / Abraham John ArchitectsSave this projectSaveChhavi House / Abraham John Architects Photographs Chhavi House / Abraham John Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912411/chhavi-house-abraham-john-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Jodhpur, India Year:  CopyAbout this officeAbraham John ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJodhpurIndiaPublished on March 04, 2019Cite: “Chhavi House / Abraham John Architects” 04 Mar 2019. 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Legacy survey paints mixed picture

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis An annual survey of legacy income from a sample of twenty Irish charities shows that while the number of legacies is down, the overall value has increased by 6.7% between 2003 and 2004. The survey is undertaken by the Public Communications Centre. The objective of the research is to help develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the scale and nature of legacy fundraising in the Republic of Ireland. The survey, which includes some of the biggest charities in Ireland, counts the total value of legacies, the number and their percentage of total income of the charity. Other findings of the survey include:–Annual legacy income has increased by 118% from 1999 from ‚€5,392,420 to ‚€11,742,793 in 2004. –The St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) continues to raise considerably more than all other charities participating in the survey. In 2004 its legacy income accounted for 46% of the total. –Trócaire, for the first time, has overtaken Concern and moved into second place. –The Community/Anti-Poverty and International Aid/Human Rights groups of organisation share the bulk of legacy incomes with 47% and 44% in 2004, respectively. Advertisement The number of bequests declined by 8% from 345 to 316 between 2003 and 2004, with 2004 the first year the number of bequests declined. The average bequest value various greatly between organisations. The highest single value is SVP at ‚€61,389, followed by the Red Cross at ‚€49,443. –  21 total views,  2 views today 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.center_img Tagged with: Ireland Legacy survey paints mixed picture Howard Lake | 25 March 2007 | Newslast_img read more

Nightrider 2015 to include film and music theme

first_imgNightrider 2015 to include film and music theme Launch to charitiesDetails of next year’s event, including the new Nightrider™ Charity Packages, will be unveiled to charities at a launch event on 16 September at ACTIVE Network in London. Free places are available by contacting Classic Tours by 12 September. 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.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Classic Tours‘ Managing Director, Sir Erich Reich, said: “Nightrider™ is a fantastic way to see the sights of London in a different light whilst helping to raise a huge amount for charity.  London is an unrivalled creative hub for the arts and next year’s ride has the added appeal a film and music twist to our already unique ride”. Classic Tours’ Nightrider™ fundraising cycle ride will include film and music for the first time. The night-time event, which takes in over 50 of London’s major landmarks, will also include along the way moments from Sherlock Holmes, The Beatles, Bridget Jones and more.The event will take cyclists from Alexandra Palace in north London and Crystal Palace in the south on a circular itinerary through the city. On the way they pass Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Piccadilly Circus, London Eye and The Mall. Full support, back up and regular break stops are provided throughout the night.Next year the event takes place on 6/7 June. Around 4,500 cyclists are expected to raise more than £2 million in one night for hundreds of charities. Tagged with: Events Londoncenter_img [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]http://youtu.be/xzkUfkA6zq4[/youtube] Nightrider launch invitation to charities Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 September 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Government subjects news websites to licencing requirement

first_img SingaporeAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts May 30, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government subjects news websites to licencing requirement RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review RSF_en October 15, 2020 Find out more News News Organisation SingaporeAsia – Pacific to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information News Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage Follow the news on Singapore Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Singapore’s leading news websites will have to apply to the city-state’s Media Development Authority (MDA) for a publishing licence.According to the MDA, which regulates the media, news websites with a Singaporean IP address and more than 50,000 visitors a month will have to obtain a licence from 1 June in order to continue operating.“While it is understandable that radio and TV stations should be licenced, because of the limited number of broadcast channels and the need to regulate frequencies, imposing a licencing system on news websites is utterly absurd and cannot be justified by a need for a ‘more consistent regulatory framework,’ as the MDA has suggested,” Reporters Without Borders said.“This measure violates the principle of media freedom enshrined in article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which functions as an international standard for 160 countries even if Singapore has not signed it. The criteria used to define which sites need licenses are also highly questionable and are indicative of a desire to exercise prior control over news and information.“The authorities are almost certainly trying to increase their ability to censor websites that cover local events and have a significant impact on public opinion. Making these sites deposit a ‘performance’ bond will probably also lead to self-censorship, especially by sites that do not charge and whose income barely covers their operating costs.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We urge the Media Development Authority to rescind this measure, which runs counter to the principles of freedom of information, freedom of the media and freedom of expression.”News websites are currently registered automatically under the Broadcasting Act, which will have to be amended to take account of the new regulations. Under the new rules, news websites that post more than one article a week on Singapore and have more than 50,000 unique Singaporean visitors a month over a period of two months will need an individual licence whose conditions include “a performance bond” of 50,000 Singaporean dollars (39,500 US dollars).Sites will be regarded as “news websites” if they post political, social or economic content, or any other content about Singapore, in any language and regardless of whether or not they charge for content.For the time being, the licencing requirement is limited to “local” sites under Singaporean jurisdiction. Ten sites are already known to be affected – the local version of Yahoo! (sg.news.yahoo.com) and nine sites owned by Singapore Press Holdings or Mediacorp. “Local” is understood to mean sites with the Singaporean country domain name “.sg” even if they are owned by foreign companies.Communication and information minister Yaacob Ibrahim said the Broadcasting Act would be amended by next year to included news websites based aboard that target the Singaporean market. Each licence will be issued for a year, at the end of which the MDA will decide whether it should be renewed.Licenced sites will be required to remove “prohibited content” such as articles “undermining racial or religious harmony” with 24 hours of being notified by the authorities. The MDA insists that the existing news content guidelines have not been changed. Nonetheless, the deadline for removing prohibited content is new. Singapore is ranked 149th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. October 2, 2020 Find out more News Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources April 10, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Castro or Hu Jintao? Who’s the biggest violator of free expression?

first_img The two communist leaders meet today in Havana. Reporters Without Borders compares the behaviour of these two major predators of free expression on the Internet (See .pdf file below). News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China News November 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Castro or Hu Jintao? Who’s the biggest violator of free expression? June 2, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Related documents Hu Jintao – CastroPDF – 94.82 KB RSF_en Receive email alerts * “It’s not censorship…””…just taking care of a bit of subversion, that’s all” to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more News The two communist leaders meet today in Havana. Reporters Without Borders compares the behaviour of these two major predators of free expression on the Internet. March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Number of GSE Loans in Forbearance Plans Dips Lower

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago According to the latest Foreclosure Prevention, Refinance and FPM Report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) completed 71,932 foreclosure prevention actions in January 2021, bringing the total to 5,660,185 since the start of conservatorship in September 2008. Approximately 43% of these actions were permanent loan modifications.The total number of loans in forbearance plans continued to trend downward since its peak in May 2020, but remained elevated through January 2021 compared to pre-pandemic levels.As of January 31, 2021, 771,369 or approximately 2.6% of the GSEs’ single-family conventional book of business were in forbearance plans, down from 804,559 or 2.8% at the end of December 2020. California ranked with the highest number of loans in forbearance plans, with approximately 102,170 homeowners in active forbearance plans, and 73% on the plan for six or more months.According to the report, initiated forbearance plans decreased 23% from 61,929 in December to 47,866 in January. The total number of loans in forbearance plans also decreased from 804,559 at the end of December 2020 to 771,369 at the end of January 2021, representing approximately 2.6% of the total loans serviced, and 68 percent of the total delinquent loans.On the refi front, the FHFA reported total refinance volume rose in January 2021 amid historic low mortgage rates through December. In January, 10 refinances were completed through the High LTV Refinance Option, bringing total refinances through the High LTV Refinance Option from the inception of the program to 150. The percentage of cash-out refis decreased to 27% in January from 29% in December, remaining below the levels observed in the previous few years. Mortgage rates increased in January, with the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) rising to 2.74% from 2.68% in December. Number of GSE Loans in Forbearance Plans Dips Lower Home / Daily Dose / Number of GSE Loans in Forbearance Plans Dips Lower  Print This Post About Author: Eric C. Peck Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: cash-out refis Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Forbearance Foreclosures government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Share Save Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Previous: Next Stage of Economic Recovery Will Be ‘Unprecedented’ Next: Swift Sales Further Deplete Inventory Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago cash-out refis Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Forbearance Foreclosures government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) 2021-04-19 Eric C. Peck Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago April 19, 2021 521 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Disappointment in Killybegs as major boat racing event cancelled at short notice

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Disappointment in Killybegs as major boat racing event cancelled at short notice Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Facebook Facebook Killybegs is set to suffer a significant loss in tourism income next month following the shock cancellation of a major powerboat racing event.The Venture Offshore Cup which was due to take place in June was called off this week due to one of the funders pulling out, with in-depth planning and preparations by the Killybegs community now going to waste.The event was estimated to attract thousands of tourists to the town.Councillor Niamh Kennedy says at such short notice it’s unlikely that a similar event can be arranged in its place:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/niamhkenn.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestcenter_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleGAA Programme – 18/05/16Next articleUSFC: Derry v Tyrone Preview 2 admin Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By admin – May 19, 2016 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more