Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services and insurance group providing products and services to clients in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. The company offers a diverse range of products for transactional banking as well as a full service offering for mortgages, asset financing and an insurance premium finance facility. Its treasury services include spot and forward foreign exchange transactions, cross currency swaps and deals, fixed income securities, corporate bonds, fixed income securities, structured treasury products and money market products. Its trade finance services include letters of credit, documentary and clean collections, negotiation of export bills, suppliers credit financing and bank guarantees. Formerly known as Diamond Trust of Kenya, the company changed its name to Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited in 1997. Its head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

FTSE 100 crash: I’d buy dividend stocks for a passive income today

first_img Rupert Hargreaves owns British American Tobacco and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 17th May, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images A whole range of FTSE 100 companies have cut their dividends recently. This may convince investors that generating a passive income from stocks is too risky.However, companies that have only reduced (rather than axed) their dividends, as well as defensive stocks, may still be worthy of consideration.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…These companies may offer a relatively attractive financial outlook, which could make their dividends affordable. Investors could also make the most of recent stock price falls to take advantage of undervalued securities.FTSE 100 stocks on offerEven after its recent rally, the FTSE 100 is still off 22% in 2020. This suggests that many of the index’s constituents offer a margin of safety.That being said, some companies in the index deserve a discount. The world is currently facing an unprecedented economic situation. Many businesses may not recover, and some dividends may never be restored to previous levels. Nevertheless, companies with defensive characteristics are less likely to be impacted by economic changes. For example, some of the FTSE 100’s most defensive businesses, such as British American Tobacco, Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser have reported steady trading so far this year.This could equate to an improved dividend performance this year and into the future. These companies’ income streams could continue to grow at a rate that is equal to, or even above, inflation over the long run.As a result, buying these defensive FTSE 100 stocks may mean that your passive income is more reliable than it would be in other investments. Many cyclical businesses, for example, may not be able to recover from the current slump. Passive income streamNow could be a great time to snap up these passive FTSE 100 income champions. In many cases, the recent stock market decline has hurt sentiment towards these businesses. That may mean they offer dividends in excess of historical averages. This suggests the stocks provide a wide margin of safety.The recent market decline may also offer the potential for capital growth over the long run. Indeed, when investor sentiment improves, defensive stocks may become more popular than the wider market. That could mean these companies produce attractive capital gains for investors.DiversificationUnfortunately, even defensive businesses can encounter problems. A company’s defensive status does not guarantee its income stream.As such, the best strategy for investors seeking a passive income stream could be to own a basket of defensive FTSE 100 stocks. By spreading your capital across multiple companies, it could increase the reliability of your passive income stream.If you concentrate on just one or two investments, you run the risk that one of these stocks may have to cut its dividend. That could damage your chances of achieving financial freedom over the long run. The best way to improve your chances of meeting this goal is to own a range of defensive FTSE 100 income investments. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” FTSE 100 crash: I’d buy dividend stocks for a passive income today See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

UK plc debt is booming! A FTSE 100 dividend stock I’d buy as more dividend cuts loom

first_img 2020 has been a year to forget for dividend investors. And we are not even at the back end of summer yet! Record payouts were delivered for another year in 2019. But the coronavirus outbreak has smashed the chances of another all-time high this time around. Even the most robust dividend stocks have had to cut, cancel or suspend payouts in response to the crisis.Around half of FTSE 100 constituents have already taken the hatchet to dividends in anticipation of an economic storm. Even alumni like Royal Dutch Shell — a blue-chip that hadn’t cut shareholder rewards since World War 2 — have been forced into drastic action. A look at the deteriorating balance sheets of UK-quoted companies suggests that more trusted dividend stocks will be shaking up their payout policies too.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…UK debt balloonsAccording to a study by global asset management group Janus Henderson, corporate debts are surging all over the globe. The total hit a record $8.3bn in 2019, it says, up 8% from the prior year. It was driven by “debt-financed acquisitions, large share buybacks, record dividends, and the chilling effect on profits caused by trade tensions and a global economic slowdown.”Debt levels on the books of UK companies really exploded at an even faster rate. Net debt across London-listed firms rocketed 10% year on year to $539bn, Janus Henderson notes. According to the report, “Vodafone was responsible for half the increase, funding its acquisition of Liberty Global, while Shell borrowed heavily to help fund its $15bn dividend.”Careful nowThis debt boom clearly couldn’t have come at a worse time given the current Covid-19 crisis. On the plus side, Janus Henderson notes that “half the UK companies in our index reduced their borrowings last year.” That should give investors some crumb of comfort. Though of course, buying dividend stocks still needs to be treated with extra care right now.Investors need to pay extra attention to net debt levels as well as free cash flows when choosing dividend stocks. It’s also important to consider how well their operations can weather a global economic downturn and therefore how profits growth is likely to turn out. Another useful thing to consider is dividend cover. This looks at how many times over predicted dividends are covered by anticipated earnings.A top FTSE 100 dividend stockSo which UK dividend stocks would I buy based on this criteria? Well let me give you an example. I have my eye on BAE Systems and its 4.6% forward dividend yield. Net debt is falling (down 18% in 2019), free is cash booming, and it can rely on its recession-resistant businesses to continue driving profits over the medium term. To put a cherry on the cake its predicted dividend for 2020 is covered a healthy 1.9 times over by estimated earnings.Investors need to be especially careful when buying dividend stocks today. But rising debts and a global downturn don’t mean that there are no brilliant income shares to be bought. In fact, the stock market crash allows us to buy top dividend stocks (like BAE Systems) at a hefty discount. You just need to know where to look. Enter Your Email Address UK plc debt is booming! 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Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild | Friday, 17th July, 2020 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Bishop laments murder of minister for religious minorities

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Gavin DrakePosted May 4, 2016 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion Bishop laments murder of minister for religious minorities Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Bishop of Peshawar Humphrey S. Peters pays tribute to Sardar Soran Singh during the funeral prayers in the Gurdwara.Photo: Frontier News/Diocese of Peshawar[Anglican Communion News Service] A Pakistani provincial government minister for minority religious affairs has been shot and killed in the northwest of the country.Sardar Soran Singh was a member of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly; holding one of the seats reserved for religious minorities. In 2013 he was appointed special advisor on minorities affairs to the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khan Khattak.The reserved seats in the assembly for religious minorities are not filled by election but by appointment. The next on the list to take Soran Singh’s place, Baldev Kumar, has now been charged with orchestrating the attack. Singh was killed on April 29 when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on his car in his home district of Buner, some 100 miles northeast of Peshawar City.Chief minister Khattak has vowed to block Kumar’s place in the legislative assembly unless he is acquitted in court. Pakistani media report that he has confessed to the police.Bishop of Peshawar Humphrey S. Peters was one of a large number of people to pay tribute to Soran Singh and his work building inter-faith harmony. Peters made a personal visit to the Singh family home to pay condolences; and spoke in the Gurdwara at the funeral prayers to pay tribute to Singh and to show solidarity with the Sikh community.“Today I have lost a very special friend in Soran Singh, and his services for the minorities and for the interfaith harmony will never be forgotten,” Bishop Peters told reporters.“Sardar Soran Singh was one of those who rise to glory in a blink an eye,” the Diocese of Peshawar said. “Although he was a renowned political worker and promoter of interfaith harmony in the region, he came into the lime light after becoming special advisor on minorities affairs to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khan Khattak in 2013.”The murder of Soran Singh was marked by the legislative assembly with a resolution agreed by both government and opposition parties calling for his family to receive housing and funding for his children; recognizing that following his death, the family now have no means of sustaining themselves. 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Aging or Alzheimer’s? Know the Warning Signs

first_img TAGSAlzheimer’s DiseaseDementiaThe VOICE of Health Previous articleThe Orange County Economic Summit: By the numbersNext articleA local solution to gun-related violence Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR This is really great information, thank you for sharing! Some changes, like needing bifocals to read the newspaper, are perfectly normal as our eyes age. As our brain ages, it’s normal to briefly forget the day of the week or struggle a bit to find the right word. For some people, changes in their brain’s ability to function as it used to may signal the onset of a dementia-related illness such as Alzheimer’s disease.So is it aging or Alzheimer’s?It can be difficult to tell the difference between a normal change and a potential warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease. That’s why it’s important to seek an evaluation from a board-certified geriatrician, such as Rosemary D. Laird, MD, MHSA, Geriatrician with the Florida Hospital Medical Group.Dr. Laird and her team at the Centre for Senior Health in Winter Park are deeply knowledgeable about geriatric cognitive issues. Whether a patient has a concern or a family member has noticed a problem, our interdisciplinary team is ready to help listen to the concern and take steps to find the answers.Getting the conversation startedOften, a patient’s own complaint starts the process of diagnosis and treatment. However, and perhaps even more often, it’s the patient’s family member who has observed changes and brings up the issue.The Alzheimer’s Association lists the following 10 warning signs and symptoms of a memory disorder:Memory loss that disrupts daily life: Includes forgetting important dates or events, asking for the same information over and over and increasing reliance on notes to help you remember.Challenges in planning or solving problems: For example, having trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills.Difficulty completing familiar tasks at work, home and leisure: If you have difficulty driving to a familiar place or remembering the rules of a favorite game, consider seeing a doctor.Confusion with time or place: Those with Alzheimer’s can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. Includes having trouble understanding something if it’s not happening right now.Trouble understanding images and spatial relationships: Alzheimer’s may cause difficulty reading, judging distance or determining color. This can cause problems with driving.New problems with speaking or writing words: Includes trouble following or joining a conversation. A person with Alzheimer’s may stop talking and have no idea how to continue or call things by the wrong name (e.g. calling a watch a “hand-clock”).Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps: Alzheimer’s may lead a person to put things in unusual places and be unable to go back over their steps to find them.Decreased or poor judgment: For example, a person with Alzheimer’s may give large amounts of money to telemarketers or pay less attention to grooming.Withdrawal from work or social activities: They may have trouble keeping up with a favorite sports team or practicing a hobby. They may avoid being social as a result.Changes in mood and personality: Alzheimer’s can lead a person to become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. This may lead them to become easily upset.Let’s assume you have the patient’s permission to speak on their behalf. If you notice these symptoms in a loved one, you’re presented with a challenge — and an opportunity.The challenge, shared by you and your doctors, is using compassion, honesty and hope to persuade your loved one to get treated. After all, knowledge is power. Knowing what is happening, earlier in the process allows patients and caregivers more opportunity to work together to make treatment decisions as well as plan for the future.Some patients resist being evaluated for memory loss. They may not notice the change in their abilities or, believing nothing can be done, fear a diagnosis. Here are some tips from Dr. Laird that might encourage a hesitant loved one to agree to an evaluation.First, if your loved one hasn’t noticed a big change, acknowledge it may not be a big issue now but could threaten his or her independence in the future. Getting evaluated now will provide a starting point to make comparisons against in the future.Some patients may suspect there is a problem but simply don’t want to know for sure. They may also believe it is pointless to be evaluated because the condition is hopeless.Be sure to point out that there are some medical conditions that can mimic Alzheimer’s disease, but in fact are reversible. Getting a full medical evaluation will allow these conditions to be examined.In the past, there really were “no treatments.” Now, we have medications that can lessen some of the symptoms patients face. “The sooner we know why something is happening, the sooner we can address it with appropriate treatments,” she said.The Alzheimer’s Association, too, says early detection can allow patients to maximize the benefit of treatments, including a greater chance to participate in clinical drug trials to advance research.Early diagnosis also allows a patient to make their wishes known and help make decisions about care, transportation, money and living options.Listening to familyBecause family members are often the first to spot a potential issue, Dr. Laird has learned the most common symptoms they report:Financial mistakes — paying twice, forgetting to pay and misplacing billsLanguage — struggles to find a word and missing words in speechSocial activities — canceling bridge games and no longer attending club meetingsDr. Laird also refers families to resources that can help them, including an Alzheimer’s Association support group. The association’s website lists about two dozen such groups and meetings in Central Florida.Getting helpOnce you’ve noticed a sign or symptom, make an appointment with your/your loved one’s primary care doctor. Explain your concerns. He or she may do an evaluation or may refer you on to a geriatrician or other physician who specializes in cognitive issues. At such an appointment, the physician will do a full history and physical looking for the reversible causes. The visit will also include some form of cognitive testing to assess the areas of strength and weakness that can help identify the type of condition causing the symptoms.Why a Geriatrician?While you should first talk over your concern with your primary care provider, you can self-refer for consultation with Dr. Laird and her team at the Centre for Senior Health.With a team that includes a nurse practitioner, medical assistant and social worker, Dr. Laird’s practice can deploy a more holistic approach to meet a patient’s needs. “It boils down to comprehensiveness,” said Dr. Laird, who was named the American Geriatrics Society “2013 Geriatrician of the Year.”“We focus on our patient’s whole life, including their health, function, and family relationships,” she said. In other words, they want to know what your challenges and abilities are and what’s important to you in order to help you maintain your spirit and quality of life. The clinic’s team approach means you have a range of professionals helping you through memory loss issues and the many other challenges that can come with aging.Dr. Laird has more than 20 years of experience helping patients and families navigate the joys and challenges of life’s later stages. Her team members at Centre for Senior Health in Winter Park are all experts in supporting older patients and their families.To reach Dr. Laird’s Winter Park practice, call (855) 303-DOCS. Make the choice to meet Alzheimer’s disease on your own terms. Click here to read more from Dr. Laird’s Caregiver Series. Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Gov. 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N2 House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Manufacturers: Swisspearl, Bulthaup, EDRA, Irene Goldberg Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 50 Share N2 House / Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsSave this projectSaveN2 House / Pitsou Kedem Architects Photographs:  Amit Geron Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsLighting Design:Orly Avron AlkabesStyling For Photography::Eti BuskilaProject Managers:Ron Klajman, Gal CohenArchitect In Charge:Raz MelamedDesign Team:Irene Goldberg, Pitsou KedemCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Amit GeronText description provided by the architects. Seven states of passage are set between the main gate and the back yard of this house. The first passage is under a grate lattice that floats above the entrance. To its left is a massive concrete wall that hangs above a dark reflection pool and hides the house interior.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe second stage is beyond this wall, at a more private entrance hall that reveals the house and yet is separated from it with a glass wall. Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe third stage is at the main front door where there are two hallways – the main one crosses through the house whereas the second leads to the guest bathroom. Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe fourth stage is when moving along the main hall, which at its left is an internal patio rising three stories high, and housing both the staircase and a sitting area. Save this picture!© Amit GeronWalking along the hall reveals the fifth stage, when the more private kitchen and family room are seen through slits in the hallway wall.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!ElevationsThe last stages are at the end of the hallway, where the living room is and, eventually, the open yard above which, echoing the entrance, floats a grate lattice. Save this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!© Amit GeronThe hallway holds two windows. One is long and narrow and set at eye level. It is situated between the house’s two private cubes that are separated by the public spaces. Another, sky window opens above the hallway and illuminates it with light that softens by its fall on the slanted railing wall of the second story bridge. Here too the grate lattice pattern appears, as it filters the light entering through the sky window. Save this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessSite de Thales / LCR ARCHITECTESSelected ProjectsMultipurpose classroom, Phu Chi Fah Forest Fire Control Station / Geodesic Design Co…Selected Projects Share “COPY” Area:  800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Israel Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805857/n2-house-pitsou-kedem-architects Clipboard N2 House / Pitsou Kedem Architects Year:  2016 “COPY” Israel ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805857/n2-house-pitsou-kedem-architects Clipboard Projects Houses CopyAbout this officePitsou Kedem ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIsraelPublished on February 23, 2017Cite: “N2 House / Pitsou Kedem Architects” 23 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?N2住宅 / Pitsou Kedem Architects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 streamlast_img read more

eBay’s My Favourite Charity offers £7k for charity

first_img PayPal Giving Fund UK is running My Favourite Charity on eBay this month, offering the chance to win up to £7,000 for your charity.The prizes will be awarded to those charities that receive the most ‘favourite’ votes during October. On eBay users can support their favourite charities, by donating some or all of the income they make from buying or selling items online. To do so they simply search eBay’s charity directory and click the ‘Add to My favourites’ button. This charity is then featured whenever they buy or sell on the site, with a prompt to make a donation.My Favourite Charity prizesThe charities with the most favourites at the end of the month will win cash prizes:1st place – £7,0002nd place – £3,0003rd place – £2,000Top small charity (under £1.5m turnover) – £2,000 Howard Lake | 2 October 2017 | News eBay’s My Favourite Charity offers £7k for charity eBay for charity lets sellers donate a portion of their sales and buyers shop while supporting their favourite charities. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16  210 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16center_img How to get involved with My Favourite CharityThousands of charities are already listed on eBay. If your charity is amongst them then it is automatically included in My Favourite Charity. All you have to do is start encouraging more supporters to choose you as their favourite on eBay this month.If your charity is not listed, you can still take part. Simply enrol your charity with the PayPal Giving Fund. There is no fee. Once you have enrolled, you will find that your charity has been included on eBay for Charity within 48 hours.  209 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: eBay Funding PayPal Giving Fund win About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Gabon: Post-election unrest leads to news blackout

first_img Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands GabonAfrica Condemning abuses ViolenceInternet GabonAfrica Condemning abuses ViolenceInternet National Assembly on fire, Libreville, 31 August 2016. – MARCO LONGARI / AFP Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison December 31, 2019 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News News Help by sharing this information to go further Following the announcement of President Ali Bongo’s reelection victory, the unrest that erupted throughout the country is affecting all the media and is preventing journalists from working. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for calm so that news and information can resume flowing in Gabon. center_img Organisation News Reports RSF_en Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more January 24, 2020 Find out more September 5, 2016 Gabon: Post-election unrest leads to news blackout Follow the news on Gabon Internet and SMS connections were cut a few hours after the electoral commission proclaimed Bongo’s victory at 11 p.m. on 31 August. At around 3 a.m. yesterday, soldiers attacked the headquarters of Radio-Télévision Nazareth, a TV broadcaster owned by a leading supporter of opposition candidate Jean Ping, which had been providing extensive election coverage. Witnesses said it was impossible to know which army unit the soldiers belonged to because they were wearing facemasks. The TV station was ransacked and set on fire. Shots were fired but no journalists were injured although several were manhandled by soldiers. Previously, a group of demonstrators set fire to the National Assembly and then tried to storm the headquarters of state-owned Radio Télévision Nationale, which was well defended by gendarmes. The demonstrators pulled back but have blocked access to the state broadcaster ever since, while its employees have withdrawn for fear of violence. As a result, there has been no fresh news on national radio and TV stations for more than 24 hours and Gabon is experiencing an almost total news blackout. A journalist reached by RSF said he was in hiding because of ongoing looting in the city and could not go out to cover what was happening. A relative who tried to find a newspaper was unsuccessful because none had apparently been delivered to newsstands. Public transport is suspended and government offices are not operating. “We urge the Gabonese authorities to protect the media and to restore the means of communication,” RSF said. “In this kind of crisis, news and information are more essential than ever to prevent people putting themselves in danger and to assuage fears. The Gabonese public also has a right to know what is happening politically. An appeal for calm is needed on all sides, including on the part of opposition candidate Jean Ping, so that the violence can end and the media can resume operating.” The European Union has criticized the organization of the presidential election and there have been several international calls for publication of the results of all voting stations in order to allay suspicions of fraud. As soon as the results were announced, opposition supporters took to the streets and the violence soon erupted. Gabon is ranked 100th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. last_img read more

Murder investigations must be reopened after Kurdish parties accuse each other

first_img Organisation Previously, the government’s security services issued a communiqué accusing PUK vice-president Lahur Talabany and his brothers of ordering the murder of Amanj Babany, the host of the the NRT television programme “Without Borders,” and his wife in October 2019.  At the time, the authorities claimed that Babany killed his wife during an argument and then shot himself. December 28, 2020 Find out more May 5, 2020 Murder investigations must be reopened after Kurdish parties accuse each other RSF_en Follow the news on Iraq RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the judicial authorities in northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region to urgently reopen the investigations into two unsolved murders of journalists after each of the region’s two most powerful political parties blamed one of these murders on the other. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crime Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” February 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crime The PUK-linked counter-terrorism services issued a statement accusing the current prime minister, Masrour Barzani, of masterminding Osman’s ten-year-old murder. These extremely serious accusation were made in the run-up to the tenth anniversary of the discovery of Iraqi Kurdish journalist Sardasht Osman’s body in the city of Mosul on 5 May 2010. The two parties are the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), led by the Talabany family, and the currently ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), controlled by the Barzani family. Help by sharing this information “The murder accusations that emerged during the commemoration of a journalist’s murder are much too serious not to be followed up,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “After these outrageous statements, issued in an attempt to settle scores, the judicial authorities must intervene as a matter of urgency, reopening investigations that are worthy of the name and putting an end to the lies and impunity.” News to go further News Iraq is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. The claims that Babany shot his wife and then killed himself were questioned by many journalists and politicians at the time and were contradicted by NRT’s own reporting from the scene of the shooting. The Osman family has always disputed the findings of the Kurdish Regional Government’s official enquiry, which blamed Osman’s murder on a radical Islamist group. RSF visited Iraqi Kurdistan in July 2010 and met with members of the commission of enquiry. The report that RSF issued in November 2010 criticized the flagrant lack of transparency surrounding the investigation. News News December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

‘Stunning’ Delinquency Spike Could Mean ‘Bumpy Waters Ahead’

first_img Due to forbearance plans, home foreclosures are at record lows, but skyrocketing serious-delinquency rates point to a rough road ahead. That is, according to CoreLogic, provider of property-data analysis, which just released its monthly Loan Performance Insights report for August. It showed, nationally:Overall delinquency rate for August was 6.6%.The rate for early-stage delinquencies (30 to 59 days past due) was 1.6%, down from 1.8% in August 2019.The share of mortgages 60 to 89 days past due was .8%, up from .6% in August 2019.The serious delinquency rate(90 days or more past due, including loans in foreclosure) was 4.3%, up from 1.3% in August 2019.This is the highest serious delinquency rate since February 2014.As of August 2020, the foreclosure inventory rate was .3%, down from .4% in August 2019.“Five months into the pandemic, the 150-day delinquency rate for August spiked to 1.2%. This was the highest rate in more than 21 years and double the January 2010 peak during the home-price bust,” said  Frank Nothaft Chief Economist for CoreLogic.”The spike in delinquency was all the more stunning given the generational low of 0.08% in March and April.”Homeowners approaching the end of the initial 180-day grace period, which is afforded to those with federally-backed mortgages, can now request an additional 180 days, and that, according to the report, is keeping foreclosures low as serious delinquency climbs. However, the researchers say that “looming unpaid mortgage payments, paired with sharp declines in income for many families, point to a potential wave of home sales triggered by financial distress in 2021 as forbearance periods end. “Adds Nothaft, “Forbearance programs continue to reduce the flow of homes into foreclosure and distressed sales and has been the key to helping many families who have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. Even though foreclosure rates are at a historic low, the spike in 150-day past-due loans points to bumpy waters ahead.”New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Florida, and Hawaii are recording the highest overall delinquency rates, the report shows. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2020-11-10 Christina Hughes Babb Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Previous: Here’s How President-Elect Biden Could Reshape the Housing Market Next: FHA’s Response to a National Health Crisis  Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / ‘Stunning’ Delinquency Spike Could Mean ‘Bumpy Waters Ahead’ Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago November 10, 2020 2,121 Views Related Articles ‘Stunning’ Delinquency Spike Could Mean ‘Bumpy Waters Ahead’ The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babblast_img read more