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Co-op hits out at Cameron’s austerity talk

first_img More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Co-op hits out at Cameron’s austerity talk whatsapp Share THE Co-operative Group blasted the government for damaging consumer confidence with talk of an “age of austerity” yesterday, despite revealing an 18 per cent rise in profits.Britain’s largest mutual retailer said it had beaten tough conditions to grow in the first half of the year but predicted a gloomy trading environment until at least the end of 2011.Chief executive Peter Marks told City A.M.: “Are we going to be helped by the general economy any time soon? No – how can you be because the government is telling us about an age of austerity.”Marks said negative language from politicians was “absolutely” affecting sentiment on the high street. He added: “If you talk loudly enough and long enough about something, people start believing it. However, it is clear the government needed to tackle the deficit. Everybody knows we were living beyond our means.”Marks’ comments are likely to hit home with Prime Minister David Cameron. Earlier this year, Cameron re-launched an initiative urging school and hospital workers to replicate co-operative structures in a bid to improve public services. Chancellor George Osborne has praised mutuals as a way of letting people “take ownership of their own enterprise”.Marks’ broadside came as the Co-op said its purchase of Somerfield helped push group turnover up eight per cent to £6.9bn in the six months to 3 July. The business, whose activities span food retailing, financial services, travel and funeral parlour operations, said profit before payments to members fell 31 per cent to £169m. But after one-off items it rose 17.6 per cent to £260m.Co-operative Financial Services, which merged with the Britannia last year, picked up a stream of customers disillusioned with bigger-name banks. Its operating results rose by more than a third to £109.3m and savers’ deposits grew to £1.4bn. KCS-content Thursday 26 August 2010 8:44 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Stats show drop in NHS productivity

first_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Stats show drop in NHS productivity Show Comments ▼ whatsapp PRODUCTIVITY in the NHS worsened between 1995 and 2009, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed yesterday.Government spending on the NHS soared in the period, from £38bn to £111bn, 7.9 per cent a year on average, the ONS revealed.While services improved, output did not match the increase in input, leaving productivity to decline by 2.7 per cent, an annual average fall of 0.2 per cent, the data showed.The NHS ranks poorly among health services in peer countries for efficiency, recent studies from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found.Only Greece and Ireland’s healthcare sectors had more scope for efficiency savings, an OECD study found.“These international comparisons demonstrate that the need for reform in the NHS is overwhelming,” said Thomas Cawston of the thinktank Reform.Ageing populations and costly developments in medical technology will drive up governmnt’s health costs by up to six per cent of GDP by 2050, the OECD has said. Sharecenter_img whatsapp 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}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald KCS-content Thursday 31 March 2011 7:21 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

McLean back to captain England against Wales

first_imgLONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 3: Katy McLean of England looks on during the Autumn Internationals Series match between England Women and New Zealand Women at Esher Rugby Club on December 3, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/ Getty Images) Katy McLeanThe England Women’s team to take on Wales in the RBS 6 Nations this Saturday at Twickenham Stadium, kick off 6:15pm, has been announced and once again Head Coach Gary Street has rung the changes.Darlington Mowden Park Sharks fly-half Katy McLean returns as captain, and she is one of 11 changes to the starting line-up, three of which are positional.Lichfield’s Natasha Hunt will swap her number nine jersey to start her first ever international game at full-back. Hunt, who started her rugby career as a 15, replaces Emily Scarratt who moves back to centre. Kay Wilson returns to the starting line-up on the wing after missing England’s win against Italy through illness while Michaela Staniford is back in the starting line-up.In the forwards, there is a new look front row for this match with Victoria Fleetwood back starting at hooker and Bristol’s Sophie Hemming at tight-head prop. Worcester’s Laura Keates moves to loose-head prop. Lichfield’s Harriet Millar-Mills and Saracens’ Hannah Gallagher are also back in the starting line-up.England Head Coach Street, whose side head into the match on the back of wins over Scotland and Italy and whose side have conceded just three points, said: “I was really impressed with the way Wales played against Scotland. They played a really expansive game, moved the ball around well and scored some cracking tries. They also have some physical ball-carrying forwards and some good pace out wide so with the wide open pitch of Twickenham suiting both team this match should be a cracker.”Saturday will also see flanker Gallagher and No. 8 Millar Mills make their Twickenham debuts whilst fly-half Ceri Large will also make her bow if she is called off the bench. All three players made their England debuts against France in November. Street added: “Playing at Twickenham is a huge opportunity for these players. Playing at the home of England Rugby is an experience you’ll never forget. Coupled with the fantastic support we always receive here it will create an amazing atmosphere that I am sure Hannah, Harriet and Ceri will embrace and rise to the challenge.”Street has also named a bench bursting with experience. Margaret Alphonsi is set to make her first start of this season’s Six Nations campaign, while the likes of Sarah Hunter and Rochelle Clark will be desperate to make their mark. In total, the bench shares 279 caps between them.“We have got some serious experience on the bench and who will no doubt be chomping at the bit to get on, especially Maggie Alphonsi who has been out injured  for the first couple of rounds. She’ll be desperate to get on, make her mark and stake her claim for a place in the starting line-up against France in two weeks time.” Starting XV:15 Natasha Hunt14 Kay Wilson13 Emily  Scarratt12 Rachael Burford11 Michaela Staniford10 Katy McLean (C)9 La Toya Mason1 Laura  Keates2 Victoria Fleetwood3 Sophie Hemming4 Rowena Burnfield5 Tamara Taylor6 Hannah Gallagher7 Marlie Packer8 Harriet Millar-MilsReplacements:16 Amy Turner17 Rochelle Clark18 Margaret Alphonsi19 Sarah Hunter20 Georgina Rozario21 Ceri Large22 Kimberley Oliver LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

River House F / Bert Pepler Architects

first_imgArchDaily Houses 2017 Save this picture!© Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert Pepler+ 39Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: Bert Pepler Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945113/river-house-f-bert-pepler-architects Clipboard CopyHouses, Residential Interiors•Saint Francis Bay, South Africa “COPY” “COPY” Area:  753 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographscenter_img South Africa Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Artemide, Bongio, Flos, Formani, Miele, Minotti, Moooi, Duravit, Oggie Flooring, SmegArchitect In Charge:Bert Pepler ArchitectsDesign Team:Bert Pepler, Ryan BrownProject Team:Callum Semple, Isobel RolandoClients:Mark Ferguson, Fiona FergusonContractor:Custom ConstructionEngineering:Ted Kelly-EASConsultants:Ted Kelly-EASLandscape:Tarna KlitznerInterior Design:GDF Design LabJoinery:Coastal KitchensCity:Saint Francis BayCountry:South AfricaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert PeplerText description provided by the architects. Located on the Kromme River estuary, that flows into the warm Indian ocean, the house has been conceptualized as a summer retreat for a family living in London. The long and narrow, 3330m2 site is positioned in an older part of the village, stretching from the street to the river. Flanked on both sides by neighboring properties, the site faces north with a south entry approach. The adjoining house, set among established trees and indigenous vegetation is one of the original St Francis Bay bungalows. The vernacular, which is a combination of fisherman’s cottage and Cape farm architecture, provided a reference point for the project. Architectural guidelines exist for the village, with white rendered walls and pitched roofs in either thatch or slate being a requirement. In addition environmental regulations prevent development within 20 meters from the river. Save this picture!© Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert PeplerSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert PeplerThe original house was positioned at the rear of the site, devoid of the endemic landscape and was demolished to make way for a fresh new approach. The environment is idyllic, but conditions can change unexpectedly, with the prevailing winds from the east and west being strong design determinants. The overriding design concept was to use architectural elements to make the connection from the land to the water. Linear, finger-like forms extend from the street guiding one from the approach through the house, to the living areas and external terraces beyond. In contrast to the linearity of the forms, three large sculptural chimneys anchor the house and provide the verticality required to balance the composition. Magnificent vistas of the river are viewed over the indigenous garden, which extends down to merge with the river grasses on the beach.Save this picture!© Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert PeplerThe house is positioned at the rear of the site, with a vehicular graveled courtyard enclosed behind low walls facing the street. The thatch roofs and curved bagged walls are contemporary in a manner yet reminiscent of traditional Cape farm architecture. The buildings are single storey and provide an unimposing, intimate scale on approach. The simplicity and purity of form are inviting and continue throughout, making up the structure that informs the planning layout of the house. These “simple barn-like forms are placed in a series of parallel and perpendicular configurations to create “little werfs”, the local term for farm courtyards. These in turn create varying degrees of shelter and privacy, and integrate indoor and outdoor space, while the longitudinal barns telescope your eye towards the view. The “barns” and the courtyards between them ensure sheltered outdoor spaces, irrespective of the wind direction.Save this picture!© Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert PeplerEach barn serves a different function: the first is a service wing housing a garage and kitchen, two are for outdoor entertainment, one for the living and dining spaces and two are for sleeping. The courtyards have been planted with indigenous grasses, shrubs, and trees to reintroduce the presence of the nearby coastal thicket. The eventual outcome is to create a canopy and greenery, where the forest is working its way through the house, and the house is working its way through the forest.Save this picture!© Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert PeplerWhere the house is required to open to outside, the large thatched roofs are supported on a series of over-scaled eucalyptus columns, reminiscent of pavilions. These pavilions can open entirely by sliding the glass doors and timber shutters aside into concealed cavities. When all are open, the structures feel like a series of thatched pavilions that allow the seamless free flow of movement from inside to out. Also, it allows for the uninterrupted transition from one courtyard through the house, to the next. This interrelationship is carried throughout the house, including service areas and bathrooms that open to private planted courtyards, illuminated by natural light.Save this picture!© Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert PeplerThe buildings are open and relaxed and finished with a palette of natural materials, providing a neutral backdrop for colourful furnishing and brass detailing in contrast. The consistent use of a limited pallet of materials create a cohesive interior, instilling a sense of light and calm. The roof is a complex piece of engineering, robust and organic. Constructed from poplar beams, the structure is reminiscent of the inverted hull of a boat. In contrast, the traditional solid gables are replaced by slatted, aluminum screens, allowing sunlight to filter through during the day, while becoming transparent and gauze-like, illuminating the interior structure at night. Sliding timber shutters screen the rooms, providing privacy and shade and containment when required.Save this picture!© Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert PeplerSave this picture!Sections A and ESave this picture!© Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert PeplerThe children’s bedrooms open up onto the entrance courtyard providing a safe and sheltered area in which to play. Two of the bedrooms have sleep lofts as does the playroom, and along with the window seats in the bedrooms, provide guests with additional sleeping space. Save this picture!© Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert PeplerFrom the elevated living room terrace, generous outdoor sitting spaces open to the view. Flanked on one end by the main bedroom wing and the 18m swimming pool on the other, their linearity accentuates the perspective, opening up the view to the river. The pool with its long, low, white walls is reminiscent of an old reservoir while relating to the of the curve’s house. Indigenous dune forest vegetation was reinstated, the gray tones reinforcing the colours that predominate in the house. From the poolside deck, timber boardwalks meander through the garden, leading down to a little beach in front of the river with a jetty – it’s here the family spend their holiday, playing on the river.Save this picture!© Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert PeplerProject gallerySee allShow lessColour Hostel Renovation / AML Design studioSelected ProjectsYishan Pinnacle Flagship Store / ARCity OfficeSelected Projects Share Year:  River House F / Bert Pepler ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRiver House F / Bert Pepler Architects River House F / Bert Pepler Architects Photographs:  Greg Cox/ Bureaux, Bert Pepler Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945113/river-house-f-bert-pepler-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBert Pepler ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsOn FacebookSaint Francis BaySouth AfricaPublished on August 05, 2020Cite: “River House F / Bert Pepler Architects” 05 Aug 2020. 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FARC announces unilateral cease

This initiative from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) was announced from Havana, Cuba, where peace talks have been taking place between representatives of the revolutionary forces and the government of Colombia.The FARC-EP communicate to all our Blocks, Fronts, Columns, Companies and other political military structures, as well as the Bolivarian and popular militias and subordinate structures, that starting at 00:00 a.m. on July 20, the order is to cease all offensive actions against the armed forces of the State and of public and private infrastructure.The said order follows the call of the guarantor countries, Cuba and Norway, and accompanying countries Venezuela and Chile, of the peace talks underway in Havana, and of the avalanche of public petitions, letters and messages through social networks addressed to our Peace Delegation by countless personalities and social and political organizations, churches, community action boards and popular movements in general; therefore it constitutes a serious commitment of our organization, for whose strict fulfillment are responsible each of the leaders and members of the FARC-EP.This practical measure, of a humanitarian character, constitutes a new gesture on our part with the intention of reaching a pact with the national government on more and more effective formulae of de-escalation of the conflict. We trust therefore that it is regarded and valued in all its dimensions, so that there is no unfortunate repetition of events that only harm the peace and reconciliation purposes.No unit of the FARC-EP is forced to let itself be struck by enemy forces and has every right to exercise self-defense in case of attack.We call on all the personalities, institutions, political movements, popular and social forces that have raised this truly national outcry, to present themselves in an active away in the defense of this new hope that we initiate today in Colombia. No one can steal [from] Colombians their right to live in peace, so it is urgent to close the path to sectors clamoring for war, for bloody solutions, for repression and persecution of the popular movement and its leadership.The Broad Front for Peace, the Constituent Process, churches and other organizations and interested forces in the oversight of the ceasefire have our trust and collaboration. We believe that the national Government must surround with full guarantees the exercise of this patriotic function, and at the same time advance with greater conviction toward genuine national harmony, based both in the definitive prohibition of violence as in social justice, democracy and sovereignty.National Secretariat Of FARC-EPHavana, July 19, 2015FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more

Man impersonates dead deputy to scam money from residents

first_imgAbortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Linkedin + posts Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ printWhen Nina Martin received a call from an unknown Cleburne number telling her she had missed jury duty, her first feeling was panic.“I thought I had screwed up,” she said.Martin said she received a message from a deputy at the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department. He asked her for money to pay off a fine for missing an appearance in court.Martin, a TCU dance professor, had been away for nine months on ‎sabbatical. She said she figured that because of her changing addresses she had simply missed the notification from the jury and that she was at fault.“I was gone for nine months, so somewhere in my mind I was thinking I had messed up,” Martin said.The man on the phone told Martin that there was a system for residents who had missed their jury duty to buy Visa cards from Kroger as a “bond card.” He told Martin to load $1,496 on two cards.Martin went to Kroger with the intent of buying the cards. She said she was stopped by a worker at the store who told her she was being scammed.“I went back to my office and called a [Fort Worth] sheriff and they said that the name of [the man who called] had been buried that week.”That person, Executive Chief Deputy Alan Dennis, had his memorial service on Wednesday. He died at age 54 from an “aggressive” form of cancer.“I was at his funeral 48 hours ago,” said Terry Grisham, the Media and Public Relations officer at the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department. “He was a personal friend of mine and we’re grieving. We feel almost like a co-victim.”Grisham said that cases like this are very common. He added that last year another officer in their department died and his name had been used for a similar scam.“People need to know: We never collect fines over the telephone,” Grisham said. “There’s nothing about it that’s authentic; it’s wrong on every level.”Grisham said there are variations of the scam but that it happens constantly. He said some scammers will tell their victims to meet them outside of the sheriff’s office to collect the money in order to help them out by “avoiding parking.”“I would give anything if someone would just tell us to arrest whoever is showing up outside the sheriff’s department,” Grisham said.Martin said she had picked up on multiple red flags from the calls, but she didn’t pay much attention to them before attempting to buy the two Visa cards.“I live a very complicated life,” she said. “Things definitely can fall through the cracks.”Grisham said that anyone who receives a similar call or request from someone who says they are a police officer or sheriff should always reach out to the department first.“This is a common scam,” Grisham said. “They sit there and do hundreds and hundreds of these every day. The victims are just endless.”Martin said that most of all she was thankful that she realized it was a scam before it was too late.Grisham added that people should always be aware of scams and use common sense if something doesn’t feel right.“I don’t know how you can teach common sense,” Grisham said. “The criminals would all be out of business.” Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Update: Suspect arrested in connection with death of TCC student Facebook Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Kristen Weaver Kristen Weaver is a junior journalism and Spanish major from Plano, Texas, and a managing editor for the109. She is addicted to taking pictures of her food and petting any and every cat she can find. Alum appearing on survival-style reality show ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’ Previous articleResidents find furrier Valentines to loveNext articleFrogs fall in season opener 5-3 Kristen Weaver RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar Facebook Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ Starting the conversation about eating disorders on campus ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt TAGSFort Worth PoliceScam Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/last_img read more

Release Maryam Al-Khawaja and end clampdown on civil society in Bahrain

first_img BahrainMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Bahrain German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors March 17, 2021 Find out more October 14, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information September 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release Maryam Al-Khawaja and end clampdown on civil society in Bahrain RSF_en Organisation News HM Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Office of His Majesty the KingRifa’a Palace, Al-Manama, Bahrain We, the undersigned 155 civil society organisations based in over 60 countries write to you united in our condemnation of the politically motivated arrest of human rights defender and co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, Maryam Al-Khawaja at Manama airport on 30 August 2014. We urge that Maryam is immediately and unconditionally released.We believe that Maryam Al-Khawaja is being persecuted for exercising her legitimate rights to freedom of expression and association in the defence of fundamental freedoms including her co-operation with international institutions and her important role in documenting human rights violations in Bahrain. We stand in solidarity with Maryam and all other human rights defenders wrongly imprisoned by your government for their work and beliefs.We remind you that the harassment, intimidation or stigmatization of a human rights defender, including arrest, detention, trial or imprisonment for reasons of the opinions they may hold, constitute a serious violation of Bahrain’s obligations under international law.We remain concerned that since the pro-democracy protests intensified in February 2011 your government has deliberately subverted democratic freedoms using a combination of legal and extra-legal measures involving politically motivated prosecutions, brutal crackdowns on protests and silencing expressions of dissent in the print and online media. Many have raised the concern about the arbitrary detention of hundreds of pro-democracy activists and their being subjected to torture and ill-treatment in detention centres across Bahrain.At the UN Human Rights Council, during Bahrain’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2012 your government agreed to protect human rights defenders and allow them to conduct their work without hindrance, intimidation or harassment. On 5 September 2014, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts also demanded Maryam Al-Khawaja’s release, and urged you to follow through on your commitments made during the UPR to end the persecution of all human rights defenders in Bahrain. We support Maryam’s courage and strength for advocating for democratic change.center_img Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives 1. African Life Center – USA2. African Women’s Active Nonviolence Initiatives for Social Change(AWANICh) – Democratic Republic of the Congo3. Aithria Agro-Environmental Research and Action Team – Greece4. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) – Bangladesh5. Aman Network for Rehabilitation & Defending Human Rights – UnitedKingdom6. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) – USA7. Andalus institute for tolerance & Anti-violence studies – Egypt8. Arab Network for Democratic Elections – Lebanon9. Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) – Lebanon10. Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) – Egypt11. ARTICLE 19 – UK12. Asian Human Rights Commission – Hong Kong13. Asian Press Institute – Sri Lanka14. Association Dea Dia from Serbia – Serbia15. Association for Progressive Communications – South Africa16. Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) -Canada17. Association Transparence et Développement (ATED) – Mauritania18. Avocats Sans Frontières Network – France19. Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) – Bahrain20. Bahrain Human Rights Observatory (BHRO) – Bahrain21. Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) – United Kingdom22. Bahrain Rehabilitation & Anti Violence Organization (BRAVO) – Bahrain23. Bahrain Salam for Human Rights – United Kingdom24. Baidarie Pakistan – Pakistan25. Belgrade Center for Human Rights – Serbia26. Bishkek Feminist Collective SQ – Krygzistan27. Building More Future Opportunities and Capacities (BMFOCA) – Nigeria28. Burundi Child Rights Coalition (BCRC)– Burundi29. Bytes for All – Pakistan30. Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) – Egypt31. Campaign Against Ignorance & Illiteracy (CAII) – Nigeria32. Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR) – Cambodia33. Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) – Canada34. Center for Peace Education – USA35. Center for National and International Studies (CNIS) – Azerbaijan36. Center International Training for Human Rights and Development –Democratic Republic of the Congo37. Center of studies on Justice and Resolution of 1325 – Democratic Republic ofthe Congo38. Charity and Security Network – USA39. Citizens for Democratic Rights in Eritrea – United Kingdom40. Civic Initiatives – Serbia41. CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation – South Africa42. Civil Rights Defenders – Sweden43. Coalition pour le Development et la Rehabiniltation Social (CODR UBUNTU)– Burundi44. Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) – South Sudan45. Concertation Nationale de la Société Civile du Togo (CNSC Togo) – Togo46. Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económica (CIASE) –Colombia47. Counseling Center for Transgender People Association – Turkey48. Danish PEN – Denmark49. Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) – Philippines50. Democracy Monitor – Azerbaijan51. Diverse Voices and Action for Equality – Fiji52. East and Horn of African Human Rights Defenders Project – Uganda53. Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms – Egypt54. Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) – Egypt55. Elma7rosa Network for Advocacy Media& Arts – Egypt56. English PEN – UK57. Ethiopian Human Rights Project – Ethiopia58. European-Bahraini Organisation for Human Rights (EBOHR) – Switzerland59. European Women’s Lobby – Belgium60. European Saudi Organizations for Human Rights – Germany61. Federation of African Muslim Women in America (FAMWA) – USA62. Families of Desaparecidos for Justice – Philippines63. Foundation of The Victims Of Abduction And Forced Disappearance (FVAFD)– Egypt64. Fontaine-ISOKO for Good Governance and Integrated Development- Burundi65. Freedom International – Ghana66. FIDH, within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of HumanRights Defenders, France67. Freedom House – USA68. Freddom Now – USA69. Frontline Defenders – Ireland70. Ghanaian Centre of PEN International – Ghana71. Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) –USA72. Groupe des Experts Nationaux – Madagascar73. Gulf Civil Society Association Forum – Kuwait74. Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) – Lebanon75. Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly – Turkey76. Human Rights Center “Viasna” – Belarus77. Human Rights Concern Eritrea – United Kingdom78. Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (HIVOS) – Netherlands79. International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – USA80. International Centre for supporting Rights and Freedoms (ICSRF) – Egypt81. International Commission of Jurists – Switzerland82. International Pen, San Miguel Chapter – Mexico83. International Service for Human Rights – Switzerland84. International Solidarity Network Women Living Under Muslim Laws – USA85. International Youth Human Rights Movement – Russia86. Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) – UK87. Lualua Centre for Human Rights(LCHR) – Lebanon88. Justice for Iran (JFI) – United Kingdom89. KAOS GL – Turkey90. Karapatan Alliance – Philippines91. Khiam Rehabilitation Center For Victims of Torture – Lebanon92. Kitgum Women Peace Initiative (KIWEPI) – Uganda93. Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM) – Serbia94. Ligue des Droits de la personne dans la région des Grands Lacs (LDGL) –Democratic Republic of Congo95. Ligue Algerienne Pour la Defense des Droits de l (LADDH) – Algeria96. Maharat Foundation – Lebanon97. Martin Ennals Foundation – Switzerland98. MENA Monitoring Group – Tunisia99. Middle East Democracy (POMED) – USA100. Mpalabanda – Associacao Civica de Cabinda – Angola101. Movimiento Amplio de Mujeres de Puerto Rico – USA102. Monitoring of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia103. Muslim Women’s Research and Action Forum – Sri Lanka104. Nasra for Feminist Studies – Egypt105. New Bakkah Foundation – Switzerland106. National Lawyers Guild – USA107. National Organization for Defending Rights and Freedoms – Yemen108. National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) – Somalia109. No Peace Without Justice – Italy110. World Organisation Against Torture, within the framework of theObservatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders – Switzerland111. Pacific Feminist SRHR Coalition – Australia112. Palestinian Conflict Resolution / Transformation Center – Palestine113. PEN Center – Nicaragua114. PEN American Center – USA115. PEN International – USA116. PEN International Women Writers Committee – Egypt117. Policy Center – Serbia118. Pusat Komas – Malaysia119. Reporters sans frontières (RSF) – France120. Réseau des Défenseurs des Droits Humains en Afrique Centrale (REDHAC)– Cameroon121. Right Defenders Lawyers & Consultants (RDLC) – Pakistan122. Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association – Turkey123. Shia Rights Watch – USA124. Social And Human Development Consultative Groups (SAHDCG) – Sudan125. South African Centre of PEN International –South Africa126. Synergie des Femmes pour les Victimes de Violences Sexuelle –Democratic Republic of the Congo127. Secularism Is a Women’s Issue – UK128. Society of Former Political Prisoners Against Arrest and Detention in thePhilippines – Philippines129. South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) – South Sudan130. Synergie des Associations Feminines du Congo – Democratic Republic ofthe Congo131. Swiss Italian PEN – Switzerland132. Tanzania Human rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) – Tanzania 133. Teso Women Peace Activists (TEWPA) – Uganda134. The Training Nest – Sri Lanka135. Three Cities Foundation – Malta136. Trans-der – Turkey137. Transparency International – Bangladesh138. Ucan Supurge Women’s Association – Turkey139. Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC) – Zambia 140. Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights – USA141. Un Ponte Per- Italy142. Union Nacional de Instituciones para el trabajo de accion Socilal – Bolivia143. Vivarta – UK144. West African Human Rights Defenders Network (WAHRDN) – Togo145. Women NGO Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) – Liberia146. Women Peace Initiatives-Uganda (WOPI-U) – Uganda147. Women and Allies Peace Builders Network – Burundi148. Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) – Philippines149. Women’s Resource Center – Pakistan150. Women’s Solidarity Fund – UK151. World Movement for Democracy – USA152. Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) – Zambia153. Zeugmadi LGBT- Turkey154. Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum – Zimbabwe155. 1325 Policy Group – Sweden Dear King Hamad, Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Receive email alerts News to go further We urge your government to recognise the legitimate demands of the Bahraini people for their rights and end the cycle of protest and repression. We thus call upon you to begin a process of democratic reform, healing and reconciliation in Bahrain. Key steps towards achieving the above would be to release all detained human rights defenders and prisoners of conscience and cease the oppression of human rights defenders, journalists and civil society organizations.Sincerely, BahrainMiddle East – North Africa News June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

“City centre needs urgent action”

first_imgNewsLocal News“City centre needs urgent action”By admin – September 3, 2010 407 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Printcenter_img Chamber supports recommendation of Limerick Local Government Committee President of Limerick Chamber Kieran Mac Sweeny said: “The Chamber’s number one priority was that any changes to the local government structure would deliver a City of sufficient scale that will allow it to reach its full potential so that it would become a driver of growth and development throughout the entire region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up   We believe the report delivers this.”“The report highlighted that €20million in savings could be achieved as a result of their recommendations. The Chamber in their submission looked for any savings to be ring fenced and used to bring down commercial rates in the City and on City Centre public realm improvements.  We are delighted to see this in the report.  Limerick city has the highest commercial rates in the state and one of the highest rates of unemployment.  We need lower rates to protect existing businesses and to attract investment and jobs to our city.” “The report correctly highlights the seriousness of the situation in Limerick City and the need for immediate action which was the core of the Chamber submission” Mr. Mac Sweeny continued.   “We were concerned that the combining both authorities would require primary legislation and the process might take years, however we have been assured that this could happen very quickly if it gets the support of the people of the region and the key stakeholders.”“While a period of consultation is the correct way forward we in the Chamber will be ensuring that the key critical recommendations are not diluted or compromised.  It is now critical that we come together and support the recommendations of the Limerick Local Government Committee and ensure they are adopted as soon as possible.  We must rise above individual needs and look at what is best for the people of Limerick and the region.  We believe that under a more productive and focused local government structure, the city and region has the potential to offer a quality of life to its citizens that is unparalleled in the country.”  Mr. Mac Sweeney concluded. Email Linkedin Previous articleAnglo hangover – Limerick Post EditorialNext articleLimerick ladies reach All Ireland final adminlast_img read more

How REO Sales Impact Home Prices

first_img Previous: Barclays Settles RMBS Suit Next: HUD’s Carson: Proud to “Move Others up the Ladder”  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Journal, Market Studies, News, REO With markets across the country suffering from pronounced inventory shortages, it would seem that anything that puts more homes on the market would be a good thing. A new report by Pro Teck Valuation Services found delved into that thesis, with an influx of foreclosed properties and REO sales causing very different results in two studied markets.The latest installment of Pro Teck’s Home Value Forecast (HVF) examined the state of the market in both Newark and Jersey City, New Jersey. Citing a recent Wall Street Journal piece entitled “Why New Jersey’s Soaring Foreclosures Are Good for the Housing Market,” Pro Teck set out to test the WSJ’s thesis that New Jersey’s skyrocketing foreclosure rate would help offset the Garden State’s housing inventory shortages and generally be good for the state’s housing market.For Newark, Pro Tech’s study found that the local market would not see much benefit from the high foreclosure rates. Foreclosures in Newark are at an all-time high, surpassing the 2010 volume. Pro Teck’s report explains that “In times of a ‘hot’ market, like in 2006 and 2012, the difference in price between REO and Regular sales begins to tighten, as the REO discount shrinks.” However, the REO discount has been on the upswing in recent years in Newark, which is depressing local home sale prices.In contrast, Pro Teck found that Jersey City, while also seeing increases in REO sales in recent years, REO sales have averaged less than 10 percent of total sales, thus having less of an impact on Jersey City’s home sale values. In fact, Pro Teck notes that Jersey City’s home prices surpassed the local pre-crash highs more than three years ago.According to a 2017 CoreLogic report entitled “United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: Ten Years Later,” foreclosure inventory in New Jersey peaked at 89,000 in September 2012. Between 2007-2016, CoreLogic reported that New Jersey ranked third among the ten states with the highest peak foreclosure rate, coming in behind Florida and Nevada, respectively. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 2, 2018 3,766 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img How REO Sales Impact Home Prices Home / Daily Dose / How REO Sales Impact Home Prices Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Tagged with: Foreclosure Pro Teck Pro Teck Valuation Services REO sales David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] About Author: David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Foreclosure Pro Teck Pro Teck Valuation Services REO sales 2018-04-02 David Wharton Subscribelast_img read more