UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgUACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUACN Property Development Plc is a property investment company in Nigeria that buys, develops, sells, leases and manages commercial and residential accommodation and retail space. The company offers accommodation options in the luxury, premium and classic sectors of the real estate market. UACN Property Development Plc also owns and operates a hotel in Lagos which includes conferencing and banquet facilities. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UACN Property Development Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

FTSE 100 crash: I’d buy cheap dividend stocks today to make a passive income

first_imgFTSE 100 crash: I’d buy cheap dividend stocks today to make a passive income See all posts by Peter Stephens Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Buying cheap FTSE 100 dividend stocks after the recent market crash may not seem to be a sound move in order to generate a passive income. After all, the economic prospects for the UK are highly uncertain, and this could cause more companies to delay or cancel their dividend payouts.However, on a relative basis the FTSE 100 seems to offer strong income investing potential. Therefore, buying a range of dividend stocks today while they trade at bargain prices could prove to be a profitable move for income-seeking investors over the long run.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…Income returnsMany FTSE 100 stocks have cut their dividends in response to uncertain trading conditions. But a number of companies have been largely unaffected by coronavirus so far. They include businesses operating in sectors such as utilities, healthcare, consumer goods and a number of other industries. As such, they are expected to maintain their dividend plans for the current year.This could mean that investors are able to generate significantly higher income returns from FTSE 100 dividend shares than from other mainstream assets. For example, a number of FTSE 100 stocks continue to yield in excess of 4%. By contrast, obtaining an income return of even half that figure from assets such as cash and investment-grade bonds has become highly challenging.FTSE 100 dividend growthAs well as offering relatively high yields at the present time, FTSE 100 dividend shares also offer the potential for dividend growth in many cases. For example, a number of utility companies could deliver dividend growth that matches inflation over the medium term. Meanwhile, demand for some consumer goods and healthcare products could rise over the coming years. This may catalyse the profitability and dividends of companies operating in those sectors.Therefore, the appeal of dividend shares may be much greater than simply being able to obtain a high yield. They may deliver a growing passive income over the long run that makes them even more attractive on a relative basis.Capital growth potentialThe prospects for FTSE 100 stocks may be uncertain at the present time as a result of a weak outlook for the world economy. However, the global economy has always recovered from its challenging periods to post positive GDP growth. As such, trading conditions across many industries are likely to improve over time.This could mean that as well as a generous passive income, FTSE 100 shares also produce capital growth in the long run. Although capital growth may not be a primary concern for income investors, a larger portfolio may make it easier to generate a sufficient passive income. So I’d buy large-cap shares when they offer wide margins of safety following the recent market crash. It means you may be able to obtain a large total return that improves your long-term financial prospects. 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. 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! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Friday, 15th May, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE last_img read more

Las naciones y la comunidad interreligiosa reafirman su compromiso de…

first_img Por Lynette Wilson Posted Nov 21, 2016 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Greenpeace monta una protesta frente a la Conferencia de Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático 2016 (COP22) en Marrakech, Marruecos, el 18 de noviembre de 2016. Foto de Youssef Boudlal/REUTERS.[Episcopal News Service] Las naciones del mundo se reunieron del 7 al 18 de noviembre en Marrakech, Marruecos, para puntualizar los detalles del Acuerdo de París, en un giro hacia la aplicación y las medidas sobre el clima y el desarrollo sostenible.“Nuestro clima se calienta a un ritmo alarmante y sin precedentes y tenemos una urgente necesidad de responder”, dice  la Proclamación de la Iniciativa de Marrakech sobre Nuestro Clima y el Desarrollo Sostenible , emitida al final de la 22ª. Conferencia de las Partes (COP22), a la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático.“Acogemos con beneplácito el Acuerdo de París… su rápida entrada en vigor, con sus ambiciosos objetivos, su naturaleza inclusiva y su reflexión sobre la equidad y las responsabilidades comunes pero diferenciadas y las respectivas capacidades, a la luz de diferentes circunstancias nacionales, y afirmamos nuestro compromiso con su plena aplicación”.En diciembre de 2015, gobiernos y funcionarios del mundo se reunieron en Francia a fin de llegar a un histórico acuerdo para reducir emisiones de carbón y frenar el calentamiento global. Desde entonces, 111 países, entre ellos Estados Unidos han suscrito el Acuerdo de París, el cual entró en vigor el 4 de noviembre.El acuerdo llama a los países del mundo a limitar las emisiones de carbono, lo cual exigirá una disminución de la dependencia de los combustibles fósiles a favor de fuentes de energía renovable, y para los países desarrollados, responsables por la mayoría de las emisiones [de carbono] tanto históricamente como al presente, comprometerse con $100.000 millones de ayuda anual a los países en desarrollo para 2020.La proclamación exige una firme solidaridad con aquellos países más vulnerables a los impactos del cambio climático; a que todas las partes fortalezcan y apoyen los empeños para erradicar la pobreza, garantizar la seguridad alimentaria y asumir medidas restrictivas para enfrentar los desafíos del cambio climático en la agricultura; salvar la brecha entre las trayectorias de las emisiones actuales y las vías necesarias para cumplir los objetivos de temperatura a largo plazo del Acuerdo de París y por un aumento en el volumen, flujo y acceso a las finanzas para proyectos climatológicos, junto con capacidad y tecnología mejoradas de los países desarrollados a los países en desarrollo.“La Proclamación de Marrakech declara un ‘impulso irreversible respecto al clima’, nosotros ahora oramos y discernimos nuestra manera de participar en este impulso”, dijo el obispo de California Marc Andrus, que asistió a la conferencia de Naciones Unidas sobre el Clima en Marrakech como delegado episcopal en representación del obispo primado Michael Curry.“La Iglesia Episcopal tiene una postura ecuménica e interreligiosa que nos impele a laborar por el establecimiento de dinámicas relaciones con otras denominaciones cristianas y con otras religiones —de nuevo podemos preguntar lo que esta serie de relaciones, diversa, complicada y cada vez más integrada, ofrece a la iniciativa climática”.Una declaración interreligiosa sobre el clima firmada por cerca de 300 líderes religiosos procedentes de 50 países se le presentó el 16 de noviembre a un miembro del Equipo de Apoyo para el Cambio Climático del Secretario General de la ONU. La declaración interreligiosa pide que las naciones manejen justamente la transición a una economía de bajas emisiones de carbono e insta a los gobiernos a transferir billones de dólares de inversiones en combustibles fósiles a fuentes de energía renovable, objetivos en sintonía con el Acuerdo de París y los Objetivos del Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas.Estados Unidos es la mayor economía del mundo y la segunda mayor emisora de gases de efecto invernadero, los cuales atrapan el calor en la atmósfera y hacen al planeta más caliente.La elección del 8 de noviembre de Donald J. Trump como próximo presidente de EE.UU. ensombreció la conferencia sobre el clima, ya que él ha prometido retirar a EE.UU. del Acuerdo de París y limitar el compromiso del país de reducir su dependencia de combustibles fósiles. El presidente electo ha calificado el cambio climático provocado por causas humanas un “fraude”.“En la última semana, el pulso general de la reunión de la COP fue de shock, incredulidad, pena y angustia cuando se dieron a conocer los resultados de las elecciones en EE.UU. Se caracterizó por un espíritu sombrío, incluso de lágrimas, al tiempo que muchos sentían que la ardua tarea que habían estado haciendo se acababa de ir por la borda”, dijo Lynnaia Main, funcionaria de asociaciones globales de la Iglesia Episcopal y su enlace con Naciones Unidas, quien también asistió a la conferencia en nombre del Obispo Primado.El estado de ánimo, no obstante, empezó a cambiar al comienzo de la segunda semana, dijo ella, “empezamos a oír señales de esperanza y de reafirmación de la voluntad de permanecer juntos y de llevar adelante la iniciativa sobre el clima”.Por ejemplo, dijo Main, los grupos de carácter religioso que asistían a la conferencia se comprometieron a continuar su trabajo, concentrados en los gobiernos municipales y estatales y en el nivel global; mientras mantenemos nuestro empeño con el gobierno de EE.UU.“Estos actores más pequeños tienen la posibilidad e hacer grandes avances en la reducción de emisiones y, como promotores,  pueden canalizar este potencial instando a las estructuras locales a desempeñar su parte en los empeños internacionales del clima”, dijo Jayce Hafner, analista de política nacional de la Iglesia Episcopal radicada en Washington D.C. y miembro de la delegación de Curry.El 16 de noviembre, un grupo de grandes corporaciones e inversores llamó al presidente Barack Obama y al presidente electo Trump, a continuar las políticas e inversiones en la reducción de [las emisiones] de carbono y seguir comprometidos con el Acuerdo de París.El 18 de noviembre, Trump anunció [los nombres] de tres miembros de su gabinete, conocidos todos ellos por negar el cambio climático. Ese mismo día, algunos de los países más pobres del mundo reafirmaron sus promesas de avanzar hacia las energías renovables para responder al 100 por ciento de sus necesidades energéticas.Por su parte, la Iglesia Episcopal participa en [iniciativas] en defensa del medio ambiente y de la justicia climática partiendo de resoluciones aprobadas por la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal y su Consejo Ejecutivo, los cuales en 2008 aprobaron el respaldo a los objetivos a largo plazo de la Iglesia de eliminar las emisiones de carbono.La Convención General de  2015 aprobó la legislación para crear  un equipo de trabajo sobre el cambio climático, el cual proporcionaría recursos que las parroquias pueden usar para que sus iglesias se tornen “verdes” y educar a sus miembros en lo que puedan hacer para abordar el cambio climático en sus vidas diarias.“Así como la Iglesia Episcopal se movilizó en los primeros años de este siglo para abrazar y llevar adelante los objetivos de Naciones Unidas para reducir la extrema pobreza a nivel mundial, así también podemos trabajar en asociación con organizaciones no gubernamentales y organismos gubernamentales para crear un mundo sostenible”, dijo Andrus, en la clausura de la conferencia del clima en Marrakech.“La Iglesia Episcopal tiene enormes recursos —destacándose entre ellos lo que [el sobreviviente del Holocausto y cineasta] Pierre Sauvage llamó ‘las armas del espíritu’:  la oración y nuestros valores espirituales, los sacramentos, las Escrituras, el Cuerpo de los fieles y el Espíritu Santo. Todas estas realidades espirituales conforman y respaldan nuestra acción en el mundo: las finanzas, la defensa social, el ‘enverdecimiento de la Iglesia’, la resistencia, la solidaridad y la protesta”.Muchas iglesias episcopales han instalado paneles solares. Y este año, la Escuela de Teología Eclesiástica del Pacífico instaló el mayor sistema de paneles solares de cualquier institución teológica en el país.La Diócesis de Dakota del Norte está trabajando en un proyecto de sostenibilidad de energía en sus siete ministerios y congregaciones nativos, incluida la reserva sioux de Roca Enhiesta [Standing Rock], cerca de donde ha habido manifestantes durante más de seis meses que se oponen a la construcción del llamado Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas cerca de los suministros de agua y las tierras sagradas de la tribu. Andrus participó recientemente con más de 540 clérigos y líderes laicos en un día de solidaridad y testimonio con la nación sioux de Roca Enhiesta cerca de Cannon Ball, Dakota del Norte.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Featured Jobs & Calls Environment & Climate Change Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Las naciones y la comunidad interreligiosa reafirman su compromiso de reducir las emisiones de carbono Líderes religiosos de 50 países firman declaración sobre el clima Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Advocacy Peace & Justice, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

114KG back Paul Lasike unveiled by Harlequins after Utah Warriors switch

first_imgFriday Aug 3, 2018 114KG back Paul Lasike unveiled by Harlequins after Utah Warriors switch Harlequins have today unveilved their latest signing, New Zealand born NFL convert, Paul Lasike. The 28-year-old spoke about his background, playing for the USA and revealed how little he knows about European rugby. We first saw Lasike on RD in 2014 when he scored a powerful try for BYU in college rugby. He has since earned six caps for the USA Eagles, starring against Scotland this year. He moves to Harlequins from Utah Warriors, where he has been captaining the side. He first travelled to the US from Auckland on a rugby scholarship at Brigham Young University in Utah but he was soon approached to play for the American Football side there.His success with them led to signing contracts with the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL and later Chicago Bears, where he played as fullback. Lasike, who spent three years in the NFL before returning to rugby.Paul Gustard, Harlequins’ Head of Rugby said: “I am delighted Paul is joining us for the start of a new era at Harlequins. He is a player who has enormous game-changing potential and I am very excited and pleased that Paul and his young family have made the decision to come to be part of our journey.“He adds something different to a talented group of centres that we have at the club. I am sure the fans will enjoy his approach to the game and give him and his family the warm welcome that they are famous for.“I am thankful for the cooperation of the MLR and Utah Warriors for allowing Paul the opportunity to develop his game, challenge himself and give Paul and his family new experiences to enjoy.”Lasike’s strong performance against Scotland:ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Fatal charity bungee jump ruled an accident

first_img 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. Fatal charity bungee jump ruled an accident Howard Lake | 27 February 2005 | News Tagged with: Eventscenter_img A Swansea coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death in the case of Christopher Thomas, the 20 stone 10lb man who died in a fundraising bungee jump in August 2002 after the harness gave way.Mr Thomas had jumped, along with others, to raise funds for Morriston Hospital’s neurology unit. His was the first death in the UK during a charity bungee jump.No fault was found with the event operators or the equipment. A forensic engineer told the coroner’s court that the equipment, although declared safe by the relevant guidelines, was in fact only safe for someone weighing up to 14st 1lb. Advertisement The coroner, Philip Rogers, commented that it was “essential” the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) brought in “new minimum standards to avoid future tragedies”, according to the BBC.  50 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

House Approves Bills that Promote Ag Economic Growth

first_img Facebook Twitter House Approves Bills that Promote Ag Economic Growth SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News House Approves Bills that Promote Ag Economic Growth Finally – Lucas says the Swap Jurisdiction Certainty Act – H.R. 1256 – requires that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities Exchange Commission finally coordinate and issue a joint rule governing cross-border swap transactions. That measure was approved 301 to 124. Lucas is hopeful the Senate will consider these bills quickly. Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter On Wednesday – the U.S. House approved several measures considered and approved by the House Agriculture Committee in March. Combined – House Ag Chairman Frank Lucas says the bipartisan bills represent sound policy to encourage market certainty and economic growth. H.R. 634 – the Business Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act – passed 411 to 12. Lucas says the measure recognizes that end-users use swaps to  hedge against risk and they should be able to continue that practice without costly margin requirements. Lucas says the Swap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act of 2013 – H.R. 742 – provides a technical correction to Dodd-Frank to allow the sharing of swap data across borders to ensure market integrity. The House approved that measure 420 to 2. In a unanimous 423 to zero vote – the House passed H.R. 1038 – the Public Power Risk Management Act. According to Lucas – the bill protects Americans from electricity and natural gas rate increases that would be caused by regulatory overreach. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jun 13, 2013 Previous articleSeed Consultants 6/13/2013 Market Watch with Gary WilhelmiNext articleHurt: Hold off on Expanding Hog Operations Gary Truittlast_img read more

‘L.E.S.S. is more’: New TCU Alert messages to be more concise

first_imgReddIt Linkedin Facebook Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ printNext time there’s a campus emergency, expect TCU alert to tell you what to do: Lock down, Evacuate or Seek Shelter, which is part of the new “L.E.S.S. is more” initiative.In the past, TCU has had 44 different messages in an attempt to cover all conceivable situations, but this led to increased potential for error and confusion.“Instead of telling people what’s happening, we tell them what to do,” said Adrian Andrews, associate vice chancellor of public safety. “What we concluded was that these three responses will cover just about every incident on campus.”TCU Police will work with the L.E.S.S. is more system to improve campus safety. Photo courtesy of TCU360.After the initial simplified alert, the TCU Alert system will send text messages, emails and phone calls with more information when it becomes available.“I think it is really important that students know exactly what to do in a given situation, so a simplified system will help eliminate confusion for students,” said Kate Vukasin, a sophomore business student. “Everyone will know what to do with those three messages, so it should make the campus safer.”Sophomore child development major Caroline Culpepper said her confidence in TCU’s emergency response is increased knowing the university continues to assess and update its procedures.Buildings around campus will have flyers posted providing specific emergency information for that particular building. The university wants students, faculty, staff and visitors to understand what action they need to take during a lock down, evacuation or seek shelter situation.“I think this is overall a better system than we had,” said Andrews. “We tell people what to do instead of them trying to figure it out, and then give them more information after.” A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Facebook Branson Nelson Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation.center_img Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt + posts Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Linkedin Twitter Previous articleTCU gets in the holiday spirit at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebrationNext articleWhat we’re reading: The rules don’t apply to some Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Junta allows only one-sided coverage of Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial

first_img to go further Around 20 Burmese journalists were allowed into the courtroom inside the prison on 26 May and again today. Ten of the journalists worked for Burmese media and around 10 worked for international media. The privately-owned media that were allowed to have a reporter in the courtroom were 7 Days News, The Voice Weekly, Modern Journal, News Watch, Myanmar Newsweek, Yangon Media Group, Snap Shot Journal, Popular Journal, Eleven Media Group and Myanmar Times. Aged 63, Aung San Suu Kyi is facing a possible five-year prison sentence on a charge of violating the terms of her house arrest by allowing an American intruder into her closely-watched home to spend the night. Yesterday, the court refused to allow three defence witnesses, including former journalist U Win Tin, to testify. Today the judges adjourned the trial until 1 June after hearing just one witness. Burma’s privately-owned publications have been asked to use the reports published in the government dailies. They were sent an information ministry note warning them that not distortion of the official version would be tolerated. They have not been allowed to print photos of Aung San Suu Kyi. For independent coverage, Burmese have to tune to international radio stations broadcasting in Burmese or the two satellite TV stations with Burmese language programming, DVB TV and VOA TV. The government press recently condemned the influence of these TV stations, suggesting that the authorities could crack down harder on satellite dish owners. May 12, 2021 Find out more News The two national TV stations have shown only one video sequence of Aung San Suu Kyi since the start of the trial but they have reported that it is taking place. State-owned MRTV reported yesterday that the opposition leader’s trial was respecting “the authority of the law.” Organisation May 28, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Junta allows only one-sided coverage of Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial May 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders urges the Burmese military authorities to lift all restrictions on press coverage of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial. Some Burmese journalists have intermittently been allowed to attend the trial, which is taking place inside Insein prison, but no foreign reporter has been allowed in and the Burmese media are not able to cover it freely. May 31, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Myanmarcenter_img Many policemen are stationed outside the prison and several citizen journalists have been warned not to taking photos or film of Aung San Suu Kyi’s supporters. A demonstrator was arrested outside the court today. “The military government’s gestures of openness towards the media are inconsistent,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Burmese journalists are or are not allowed into the trial at the military’s whim while foreign journalists are carefully kept away. Even with this limited access, the Burmese public is not being properly informed as the military’s prior censorship prevents any independent coverage. The lack of transparency makes a fair verdict even more unlikely.” RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Ten journalists were previously allowed to attend the trial on 20 May – four working for international news agencies, one working for the Myanmar Times and five working for other local publications. But the censorship office has not allowed any Burmese publication to cover the trial freely. News News Help by sharing this information MyanmarAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture News RSF_en Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmarlast_img read more

Chambers unite in support of Shannon Airport

first_imgCHAMBERS representing businesses that directly support over 100,000 jobs across the Mid-Wet and West have united in one voice in a submission to government today for supports to help Shannon Airport navigate the current crisis and establish a new model for aviation in Ireland.The submission from Ennis, Galway, Limerick and Shannon chambers, which collectively represents 1,358 businesses across the Shannon Airport catchment, the proposals have been forwarded today to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan ahead of a meeting sought by the group with him last week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The chambers, in their joint submission, state that the ability of firms located in Ireland to do business internationally, and the attractiveness of Ireland for foreign firms, labour, and tourists depends on aviation.  “As such, the business community in the Mid-West and West of Ireland is deeply concerned following recent decisions by Delta and United Airlines not to resume flights from Shannon Airport in 2021.“These concerns have been further exacerbated by recent reports regarding the potential transfer of Aer Lingus aircraft serving routes to the US and UK away from Shannon Airport to alternative UK regional airports,” the submission states.The chambers say that Ireland’s travel restrictions are among the most restrictive in Europe and the longer these restrictions are in place, the greater the risk they pose to our competitiveness and future economic recovery.“While the business communities of the Mid-West and West appreciate that public health advice must take priority, we cannot ignore the fact that government-imposed travel restrictions are forcing airlines to make decisions that will have severe repercussions for regional economies. It is now time for the government to intervene and provide a support package for stricken airlines in order to ensure our connectivity into the future.”The chambers call on government to adopt a strategic approach to support for airlines that are struggling to cope with the impact of COVID-19 and to follow the footsteps of Austria and France by ensuring that any support package has strong environmental conditions attached.They also urge Minister Ryan to take the opportunity to advance the main objective of Project Ireland 2040 through the attachment of binding conditions for strategic route development into regional airports that will assist in addressing the regional economic imbalances.They outline seven asks that cover both the current crisis and the need to adopt new aviation policy measures that will enable growth at airports in the regions, in line with the objectives of Project Ireland 2040.The specific asks are:As soon as public health advice allows, implement fully the recommendations of the Aviation Recovery TaskforceProvide support packages for airlines who will maintain and develop routes from Irish regional airports. Any such supports should have conditionalities attached regardingNew route development into strategic markets to strengthen regional airport connectivityTargets on carbon emission reductionsIn support of Regional Spatial Economic Strategy, undertake an assessment of economic activity around regional airports to identify the strategic routes that present the highest economic value for the corresponding regional economiesAlign the Regional Airports Programme with EU criteria so that both Shannon and Cork airports can access capital supportsAlign National Aviation Policy with Project Ireland 2040 and strengthen the role of airports as key strategic assets for balanced regional development. The business communities call for the establishment of an independent body with statutory oversight for balanced air traffic development across the Irish airport network.Specifically relating to operations at Shannon Airport, the chamber further requests the government to:Urgently appoint Chair to lead Shannon GroupIn addition to direct Government funding, allow cross subsidisation to use profits from other divisions within the group in support of strategic route and cargo operations development to ensure the long term-viability of Shannon Airport.“The critical importance of Transatlantic and European routes with Aer Lingus into Shannon airport cannot be overstated,” the submission states. “This connectivity to other markets is vital for FDI and indigenous businesses operating across Industry and Tourism in the Mid-West and West.“As we continue to navigate through the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, we urge the Minister to ensure that these links to vital markets are protected and new routes developed in support of economic recovery.” Previous articleWATCH: Bermingham “thrilled with result, not so much the performance”Next article#ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photos Meghann Scully Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Email Twittercenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsChambers unite in support of Shannon AirportBy Meghann Scully – September 10, 2020 188 TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

OCC Seeks Stakeholder Comments on CRA Regulations

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas.  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Communities CRA Low and Middle Income OCC Regulation Previous: Fair Housing Act Applies to LGBT Too, Says Court Next: ARMCO Launches Fraud Case Manager Tool Communities CRA Low and Middle Income OCC Regulation 2018-08-29 Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago August 29, 2018 1,978 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / OCC Seeks Stakeholder Comments on CRA Regulations In a bid to modernize the regulatory framework of implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), The Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) has asked for comments from stakeholders.The CRA, which was enacted in 1977 to encourage banks and other insured depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of their communities, including low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods, is being considered for reforms. In 2017 and 2018, the Department of Treasury gathered feedback and published recommendations for modernizing the regulatory framework of this act.In a statement the OCC said that it had issued the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to better achieve the statute’s original purpose, increase lending and investment where it was needed most, and reduce the burden associated with reporting and assessing CRA performance.“As a long-time banker, I have seen firsthand the benefit of CRA investment and how it makes communities vibrant,” said Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M. Otting. “I have also seen how limitations in the current CRA regulation can fail to provide consideration to a bank that wants to lend and invest in a community with a need for capital, including many low- and moderate-income areas.”Noting that the operation of the current CRA regulation could result in restricted resources, Otting said that it was time for a national discussion on how “we can make the CRA work better.”Through the ANPR the OCC is asking stakeholders to comment on a number of questions regarding the improvements to the CRA regulation on various aspects such as increasing lending and services to people and in areas that need it most including LMI areas; clarifying and expanding the types of activities eligible for CRA consideration; revisiting how assessment areas are defined and used; making bank CRA performance more transparent; and reducing the cost and burden related to evaluating performance under the CRA.According to Otting, some of the areas that stakeholders had complained about included the difficulty of getting capital to critical areas, significant administrative burden, lack of CRA consideration for important development activities, and failure to adapt to advances in banking such as interstate branching and digitization of services. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha OCC Seeks Stakeholder Comments on CRA Regulations in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newslast_img read more