CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgCFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileCFI Holdings Limited is a leading agricultural-based industrial holding company in Zimbabwe; primarily involved in manufacturing and selling fresh produce and manufacturing stock feed, aswell as property management and letting. Through subsidiaries and joint ventures; it manages wholesale and retail outlets, offers products and services for animal health, operates maize and wheat mills, and is involved in poultry farming and producing and selling poultry products. CFI Holdings Limited manages a separate entity offering services for the development and management of real estate in Zimbabwe. STALAP Investments is now the largest shareholder in CFI Holdings Limited after increasing its stake in the company to over 40%. STALAP is an investment vehicle owned by Zimre Holdings. Its retail outlets include Farm & City and Vetco Animal Health; its specialised divisions include Victoria Foods, Saturday Retreat Estate, Reston Developers and Maitlands Zimbabwe Limited. Poultry is marketed and distributed through Agrifoods, Agrimix, Hubbard Zimbabwe, Glenara Estates, Crest Breeders International and Suncrest Chickens. CFI Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

United Bus Service Ltd (UBS.mu) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Bus Service Ltd (UBS.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about United Bus Service Ltd (UBS.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bus Service Ltd (UBS.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bus Service Ltd (UBS.mu)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Bus Service Limited is a Mauritian company that engages in the public transport sector. United Bus Service Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

Why I see a great 2020 for the National Grid and Severn Trent share prices

first_img 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 | More on: NG SVT Alan Oscroft 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Enter Your Email Address 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 Why I see a great 2020 for the National Grid and Severn Trent share prices The Severn Trent (LSE: SVT) share price remained subdued for most of 2019. By the start of December, it was closely aligned with the FTSE 100 (though after a little more volatility). But since the election cast Jeremy Corbyn’s nationalisation plans into the outer darkness, we’ve seen a spike.In fact, since 12 December, Severn Trent shares are up 16%. You’d have done well to buy utilities shares on the eve of the election.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…What Severn Trent, along with much of the utilities sector, offers is solid dependable dividends. The regulatory environment gives it less freedom to do what it wants with profits, but it does enjoy forward visibility of earnings. And while EPS sometimes fluctuates, it’s on a general upwards trend, and that supports dividend progression.The forecast dividend for the year to March 2020 would yield 3.9%. It would also represent a rise of 18.7% over five years, despite small dips in 2016 and 2017. Investors pay good money for dependable income, and we’re seeing forward P/E multiples for Severn Trent of around 20. That’s significantly higher than the Footsie average but, for a relatively safe 4% per year, I think it’s fair value.UpdateSevern Trent underlined its long-term reliability in a Q3 update Tuesday. The company said: “There have been no material changes to performance or outlook for the year 2019/20,” which is no surprise. It also says “the board of Severn Trent Water Limited has decided to accept the Final Determination for the period 2020-2025, published by Ofwat on 16 December 2019.“It’s in line with the firm’s long-term business plans, and Severn Trent expects a real growth rate in regulatory capital value of 3.8%. The firm’s dividend policy is to lift the annual payment by at least CPIH inflation (which includes housing costs). And it has confirmed an expected 101.58p for the current year.If you want reliable income, I say you’re looking at it.Top pickThough I think Severn Trent is a great investment, National Grid (LSE: NG) is still my favourite utility firm.Again, its shares have picked up since the election result, but they’ve still suffered a weak five years with just a 1.5% rise. And that’s part of the attraction for me right now. The resulting P/E multiples of 16 to 17 are still above the market average, but are significantly below Severn Trent’s.I reckon that in itself is an attractive valuation. And predicted dividend yields of 4.8-5.1% for this year and the next two add extra shine for me.Usually, in tough economic times, utilities companies are seen as relatively safe havens. An influx of investment capital can then push P/E valuations upwards and send dividend yields falling.But the past few years of our weakening economy have been unusual, in that we’ve had Brexit uncertainty in parallel. And then there was Corbyn’s socialist ideology, which would have devastated the utilities sector had he come to power.Peter Stephens has explained why he sees prospects for dividend increases over the next decade, and I agree. Coupled with the combination of political and economic factors that have held the National Grid share price back, I think it presages a great decade ahead.While 2019 was possibly the best time to buy National Grid shares in a long time, I think the undervaluation is not yet out. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

PO87 / AWAA for Charly Wittock

first_imgArchDaily Area:  465 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Collaborators:Didier Bourtembourg, Aurélien SauvéeBuilding Service Engineering & Epb:MK EngineeringArchitects In Charge:Charly Wittock, Christophe BourdeauxCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nathalie Van EygenText description provided by the architects. This private commission for a single family home is located in a wooded residential area in Belgium.The house is a response to strict legislations on implantation and surface occupancy, as well as a municipality desire to promote housing in the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Nathalie Van EygenDuring the development, we proposed to the promoter an added value: a construction that would be energetically addressed, according to the passive house standards.Save this picture!© Nathalie Van EygenThis ecological approach led us to a compact construction, avoiding energy losses (dimensions of the openings, orientation of these, thermal bridges, etc.).  This option generated many exchanges with the engineers (thickness of insulation, type of frames and glass, lifecycle of materials, techn(olog)ical choices, etc.). This lead us to simplify forms & materials and the resulting normative construction process allowed us to counter the additional budget normally associated with ecological passive standards.Save this picture!© Nathalie Van EygenThe living room extends on the site.Placing it strategically in counterpoint to the road axis and the noise pollution emanating from it, the building dynamically plays with the landscape that surrounds it. Views and openings from & towards the project are drown and oriented to make the most of the surrounding tranquility. Remarkable vegetation that exists is enhanced through the intervention.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!1st Floor PlanWhile the ground floor glass and dark aluminum cladding blend into the site, the luminous white plastered first floor comes and floats above it. The house dialogues with its environment using this articulation and plays with the shadows that appear on its facades.Save this picture!© Nathalie Van EygenProduct Description. While the ground floor glass and dark aluminum cladding blend into the site, the luminous white plastered first floor comes and float above it.The simplicity of the shape, the black & white dialogue and the shading of the vegetation on the facades enhance the site.Save this picture!© Nathalie Van EygenProject gallerySee allShow lessHybrid Tower / CITA – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine ArtsSelected ProjectsParty Apartment / Nghiêm Phong + Đào ThànhSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Nathalie Van Eygen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Ney & Partners 2015 Save this picture!© Nathalie Van Eygen+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804757/po87-awaa-for-charly-wittock Clipboard Year:  “COPY” PO87 / AWAA for Charly WittockSave this projectSavePO87 / AWAA for Charly Wittock Projects Landscape Architect: “COPY” Houses PO87 / AWAA for Charly Wittock Belgium Photographs Structural Engineering: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804757/po87-awaa-for-charly-wittock Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAWAAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBelgiumPublished on March 12, 2017Cite: “PO87 / AWAA for Charly Wittock” 12 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?PO87住宅 / AWAA for Charly Wittock是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Belgium Wirtz International Manufacturers: Kneer-Süd Fenster, ThieleGlas Architects: AWAA Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Iker & Maria House / Tangram Arquitectura + Diseño

first_img Year:  Design Team:Santiago Elía García, Javier Muñoz Escolano y José Miguel EscosaCollaborators:Luis Miguel Soler CarbóCity:ZaragozaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Iñaki BergeraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. We find this house with simple lines joining the catalogue of architectural and almost sculptural styles that surround it, located in a private urbanization of an American spirit on the outskirts of Zaragoza.Functionality has been the main premise in this adapted, contemporary and efficient house. The tight dimensions of the site rival the large spaces required to ensure the comfort of the inhabitants and their performing of everyday uses and tasks in the home. For this reason, the spaces have been studied exhaustively, guaranteeing mobility and avoiding wasting buildable surface.Save this picture!© Iñaki BergeraSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Iñaki BergeraConsequently, the result is a compact volume defined by the obligatory minimum setbacks on its most exposed facades, thus freeing up as much space as possible to the south where a wide garden is generated as an extension of the house. It is at this point where the project is most expressive and dynamic, through a set of porches, terraces and wide openings, the limits are diluted and the relationship between private interior and exterior is maximized. As a response to the surroundings, the rest of the volume is opaque, reducing the number and size of openings to what is strictly necessary and enclosing itself by means of a perimeter wall that gives privacy to the ground floor.Save this picture!© Iñaki BergeraSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Iñaki BergeraThe pedestrian access is located on the north facade passing through the lobby, where a sculptural spiral staircase filters the view of the central space, day-time area and heart of the house. It is a spacious room, defined as a gap between the bedrooms and services modules, where the living room-dining room and kitchen are intertwined with the garden. However, these two uses have been differentiated providing the living room-dining room with a double-height that has its translation on the exterior in a powerful volume of natural stone. The kitchen, with direct access from the parking area, maintains the standard height as a continuity of the outside porch.Save this picture!© Iñaki BergeraThe upper floor is accessed by elevator or the spiral staircase passing through the double-height. Here the ground floor modules that define the central void are replicated.The Sierra de La Demanda sandstone is made a vehicle for the intervention with its soft and warm tones and romantic meaning that it has for Iker and María. The stone seems to frame and highlight the white tones that predominate the other walls.Save this picture!© Iñaki BergeraEnergy efficiency under the PASSIVHAUS criterion translates into excellent thermal insulation by means of a ventilated facade and a SATE system, the maximum reduction of thermal bridges, controlled ventilation with heat recovery, airtightness and high-performance PVC joinery. The house has obtained the official certificate that guarantees the criterion.Save this picture!© Iñaki BergeraProject gallerySee allShow lessVan De Velde Funeral Center / HULPIA architectenSelected ProjectsSurveying Professionals College in Santa Fe / Estudio Irigoyen, Navarro ArquitectosSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Zaragoza, Spain Spain 2018 Lead Architect: Save this picture!© Iñaki Bergera+ 14Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938080/iker-and-maria-house-tangram-arquitectura-plus-diseno Clipboard Projects Iker & Maria House / Tangram Arquitectura + Diseño Houses ArchDaily “COPY” Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project David Martínez CopyAbout this officeTangram Arquitectura + DiseñoOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZaragozaOn FacebookSpainPublished on April 27, 2020Cite: “Iker & Maria House / Tangram Arquitectura + Diseño” [Casa Iker & María / Tangram Arquitectura + Diseño] 27 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Iker & Maria House / Tangram Arquitectura + DiseñoSave this projectSaveIker & Maria House / Tangram Arquitectura + Diseño “COPY” Architects: Tangram Arquitectura + Diseño Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938080/iker-and-maria-house-tangram-arquitectura-plus-diseno Clipboard Manufacturers: Arkoslight, Panasonic, Roca, Tres, ANCLAJES GRAPAMAR, ARENISCAS SIERRA DE LA DEMANDA, Acor, Google, NEWKER, Parex-Group, Siber, WERUlast_img read more

Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot

first_imgFacebook Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution The TCU Faculty Assembly will call to vote on the DEI proposal in the BLUU auditorium. Photo via TCU. Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Taylor Boser Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Twitter Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ ReddIt Linkedin Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Listen: Celebrity Dish (Season 2): Episode 3 + posts ReddIt Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent Linkedin I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! printThe effort to add to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to the core advanced Thursday with support from 77 percent of faculty who voted. The vote, which stretched from Tuesday morning through noon Thursday was 406 for, 101 against and 17 abstaining. A committee will be assigned to address how this should be implemented. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee will bring in representation from all schools and colleges by the end of the semester.The committee’s final project will be voted on by the Faculty Assembly next year. Previous articleReview: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ survives the sophomore slumpNext articleListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with Mark Kiefer Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Government blocks Google and Gmail, while promoting National Internet

first_img June 9, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists September 24, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government blocks Google and Gmail, while promoting National Internet IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information The Iranian government announced yesterday that it has blocked access to Google and Gmail after receiving complaints about the anti-Islamic video “Innocence of Muslims. Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, the head of the committee that decides which websites should be blocked, said he had acted at the Iranian people’s request.Tests carried out by Reporters Without Borders in Iran indicate that the blocking is effective in some places but varies according to the province and the Internet Service Provider. So not all Iranian Internet users are affected. On the other hand, some VPNs (virtual private networks), which are used for circumventing censorship, are reportedly no long working.YouTube has been blocked in Iran since June 2009, when the authorities wanted to prevent the circulation of photos and videos of the crackdown on protests after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection. Previously, YouTube had been subject to targeted blocking and widespread filtering of videos that were not to the censors’ liking.The blocking of Gmail is conveniently timed because it coincides with the launch of a government-run “National Internet” and national email service with much rigorous methods for verifying the identity of users. So the real aim seems to be to get more Iranians to switch to the national service.All government offices and civil service department throughout the country are now connected to the national Internet network that became operational on 22 September.———21.09.2012 – Islamic Republic poised to launch national InternetIn the past few days, several Iranian officials have referred to the imminent launch of a national Internet, called “Our Own Internet” or “Halal Internet,” giving tomorrow as the date when it will finally begin operating.Officials have talked about the national Internet in the past but until now the launch has been repeatedly postponed. This time it seems that a proper operational system is to be unveiled although it will initially be used only by the government and civil service and will not be imposed on the entire population until a later stage.The regime has had technicians working on a “Halal Internet” since 2002, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s administration stepped up the process with the support of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, especially after various cyber-attacks on its nuclear installations.Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by the launch of this national network because, as well aiming to satisfy the security concerns cited by the authorities, it also aims to step up control of online information and surveillance of netizens, especially government opponents and human rights defenders.A national Internet that meets the approval of Iran’s censors could only be a highly censored and sanitized one with even more surveillance, as anonymity would be banned. Purged of political, social and religious criticism, it would serve only to glorify the regime and its leaders and would leave no space for dissent.For the time being, the authorities continue to maintain that the national and international Internets will exist side by side, but Reporters Without Borders fears that the public will sooner or later be confined to the national Internet while only the government and banking and financial institutions will retain the ability to connect to the international Internet.Iran needs to stay connected to the international Internet for its business and financial dealings. This model allows it to cut off the public’s access during crises without restricting access for political decision-makers and business executives. To this end, the authorities are likely to increase the cost of accessing the international network and reduce the connection speed, in order to persuade the public to use the faster and cheaper national network.Reporters Without Borders cautions the Iranian authorities against treating Iranian Internet users in a discriminatory fashion. It is also concerned that other countries will follow the Iranian example, jeopardizing the Internet’s integrity. Official statements – and corrections Iran’s minister of communications and information technology, Reza Taghi Poor, announced on 3 September that: “The first phase of the national information network, consisting of separating the internal network from the international network, has been completed in 28 of the country’s provinces. “There are two provinces left before we complete this phase, but by 22 September (the end of the month of Shahrivar in Iran), the two Internet networks, the international network and the national information network, will be accessible.”The communications minister added that “this network’s speed will initially be 8 MB per second, increasing subsequently to 20 MB per second.” He did not mention the speed of the connection to the international network.He qualified this on 18 September, saying: “The connection of the 42,000 civil service departments to the international network will be cut, but in this phase of the national information network, there will be no bandwidth availability for the public.” In other words, only the state sector will initially join the national Internet. First national Internet phase began last year The national Internet’s first phase already began last year when Iranian website servers were transferred to Iran. The Iranian parliament’s website, for example, was hosted on servers in the United States until last year. According to Iranian media, this phase has not yet been completed and several of the regime’s sensitive sites are still hosted abroad. Fars News, a news agency close to the Revolutionary Guards, still has its site hosted in Turkey.A national email service is now functional. This was announced in a text that the communications ministry sent to mobile phone owners at the start of September inviting them to use it (http://mail.iran.ir/register/?module=new). Applicants must provide their name, surname, address, phone number and national ID card number. The account takes 24 hours to be created – the time taken for the authorities to check the applicant’s identity, another step in the drive to eradicate online anonymity. Security and other grounds The grounds given by the government for creating a national Internet are the “danger of using foreign networks” over which they have no control, especially as regards data storage, and the need to protect the country against cyber-attacks, above all those targeting its nuclear programme, which Iran blames on the United States and Israel.But isolating the country from the international network could also allow the authorities to neutralize the censorship circumvention tools that have been developed abroad and to use a filtering system adapted to censorship needs.The authorities also argue that detouring via the international Internet in order to access domestic websites is “pointless.” Two months ago, the communications minister said: “To use the Internet in Iran you don’t need a connection to the international network in 95 percent of cases. Why, in order connect with a shopping mall in the next street, do you have to first leave the national network in order to come back to it immediately?”Creating a national Internet also addresses political and religious considerations. The government often accuses the Internet and social networks of being in the pay of western countries that use them to promote their values and enhance their international influence. By cutting Iran off at least partially, the regime demonstrates its determination to control the “values” circulating online.In practice, Iranians who do not dare or know how to circumvent the censors’ filters are already limited to a authorized version of the Internet, one that has been purged of political, social and religious criticism. Iran is on the list of “Enemies of the Internet” that Reporters Without Borders updates each year and is currently holding a total of 24 journalists and 18 netizens. National Internet as seen by Iranians An Iranian journalist told Reporters Without Borders: “This is a ploy by the regime. On the one hand, they are creating a national Internet with a good connection that only allows you to visit permitted websites. On the other, a weak and filtered connection to the international network. I don’t see why Iranian Internet users should accept this. At the moment, the regime needs money and I don’t think they are ready to lose Internet users and their subscriptions.”A blogger said: “The regime is under pressure and cannot cut Internet access altogether. But it has a two-fold strategy – speed and an increase in Internet charges. Those who want to have access to the international network will have to pay more. It’s a ‘soft’ way to deprive Internet users of their rights, without provoking international bodies.” News News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation to go further RSF_en last_img read more

#newmusic PETER O’MALLEY – ‘If Jesus had a Notion’

first_img TAGSO’Malleys self portrait by Peter O’MalleyLIMERICK singer/ songwriter and O’Malley-in-Chief Peter Donnelly has released a new song called ‘If Jesus had a Notion’. Peter explains that his song is “not about picking sides in the great religious debate, just wondering if either or all exist, why don’t they turn up at any of my gigs?”The song comes with his self drawn video which perfectly follows the ebb and flow of the song. Peter told Limerick Post that he used, “ one of those kids drawing games, on my tablet and just recorded it on a camera.”The song is home recorded, almost live and asks a few pertinent questions about the world we live in today right from the opening lines,“If Jesus loves a tryer, why is there no disciples at my gigs. If the Devil loves some hot guitar, he don’t show it when I play those pretty licks.”Peter heads to mainland Europe on tour in February.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up News#newmusic PETER O’MALLEY – ‘If Jesus had a Notion’By Eric Fitzgerald – January 21, 2015 596 Peter Donnelly Art Exhibition online now RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Twitter Facebook Email Print Previous articleHome helps hold ‘Right to Work’ protestNext articleMove was 100% a rugby decision admits JJ Hanrahan Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond.last_img read more

CFPB: Some Mortgage Servicers Violated New Servicing Rules

first_img Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Home / Daily Dose / CFPB: Some Mortgage Servicers Violated New Servicing Rules Examiners from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that some mortgage servicers violated federal laws while supervising for compliance, CFPB announced recently.CFPB examiners found that some servicers failed to oversee the activities of service providers. CFPB’s new mortgage servicing rules that went into effect in January 2014 specifically require servicers to have a set of policies and procedures in place to oversee the activities of service providers, who are often contracted for the purpose of developing or marketing additional products. Failure to oversee the activities of service providers who are not familiar with CFPB’s rules can result in harm to the consumer.The CFPB investigation also revealed that some servicers unfairly delayed permanent loan modifications. The examiners found that some servicers delayed the conversion process from a trial loan modification into a permanent loan modification, thus preventing the consumer from receiving all the benefits that a permanent loan modification offers.The third violation of the mortgage servicing rules that CFPB examiners uncovered was some servicers deceived consumers about the status of their permanent loan modifications. Examiners found that some servicers failed to execute permanent loan modification agreements which had been signed and returned to them by borrowers. The servicers instead waited a period of time, then sent the borrowers updated agreements with different terms, thus affecting the borrowers’ payment and, in some cases, whether or not the borrower could accept the revised modification based on financial means and budgets.In addition to these servicer violations, CFPB examiners found that some consumer reporting agencies were not adequately tracking and resolving consumer complaints, and they found at least one debt collector that was charging consumers with illegal fees and threating litigation it had no intention of pursuing.CFPB’s issued the new mortgage servicing rules as a means of protection for struggling borrowers and for homeowners from servicing runarounds, and since then the Bureau has issued two warning bulletins to mortgage servicers regarding the servicing transfer rules. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mortgage Servicers Mortgage Servicing Rules 2014-10-29 Brian Honeacenter_img About Author: Brian Honea CFPB: Some Mortgage Servicers Violated New Servicing Rules The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: LoanLogics Introduces Time-Saving Signature Audit Tool Next: Fed Announces End of QE3 Asset Purchase Program Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mortgage Servicers Mortgage Servicing Rules October 29, 2014 1,040 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Delhi High Court Refuses To Quash Criminal Defamation Case Against Arun Purie And Others Filed By Former Indian Diplomat

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Refuses To Quash Criminal Defamation Case Against Arun Purie And Others Filed By Former Indian Diplomat LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 April 2021 12:19 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court dismissed a petition filed by former India Today Editor-in -Chief Arun Purie and others seeking to quash a defamation complaint lodged against him by a former Indian Diplomat in relation to an article published in India Today Magazine in 2007. The news article ‘Mission Misconduct’ reported about the allegations against the then Indian deputy consul general in Edinburgh,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court dismissed a petition filed by former India Today Editor-in -Chief Arun Purie and others seeking to quash a defamation complaint lodged against him by a former Indian Diplomat in relation to an article published in India Today Magazine in 2007. The news article ‘Mission Misconduct’ reported about the allegations against the then Indian deputy consul general in Edinburgh, O.P. Bhola.The Article reported that “allegations of soliciting sexual favour leading to a probe which revealed financial irregularities and fudging of bills. Consequently, the official is back in India and is facing disciplinary action”.Before the High Court, Arun Poorie contended that as per Section 7 of Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867, normally an editor, printer can only be prosecuted. As he is the editor-in-chief, he could never be prosecuted.  Rejecting this contention, Justice Yogesh Khanna observed:The argument per Section 7 of Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867 normally an editor can only be prosecuted cannot be adhered to. In K.M.Mathew vs. K.A.Abrahem and Ors. AIR 2002 SC 2989, wherein the complainant has alleged either Managing Editor, Chief Editor or Resident Editor had knowledge and were responsible for publishing defamatory matters in respect of newspaper publication and in none of these cases the Editor had come forward and pleaded guilty to the effect he was the person responsible for selecting the alleged defamatory matter published, the Supreme Court held it was a matter of evidence in each case and if the complaint is allowed to proceed only against the editor whose name is printed in the newspaper against whom there is a statutory presumption under Section 7 of the Act and in case such editor succeeds in proving that he was not the editor having control over the selection of alleged libelous matter published in the newspaper, the complainant would be left without any remedy left to redress the arguments against the real culprits.Yet another contention was that the news item merely reported the facts and hence it cannot be said to be defamatory. The court noted that the complainant was later exonerated from all allegations, but with the publication of the article, he was allegedly defamed in the eyes of his wife, his family, his friends and colleagues and society, in India and all over the world, as alleged.  “Till date, even during his retired life, the contents of the defamatory article published by the petitioner allegedly haunt him and he is vigorously pursuing litigation.”, the court said.Rejecting the challenge against summoning order, the court said that it was after due enquiry, the summons were issued by the Magistrate to the accused. Dismissing the petition, the court said that the allegations and counter allegations made by the parties raise disputed question of facts and cannot be dwelled into  under Section 482 Cr.P.C jurisdiction.The court also dismissed the petition filed by Saurabh Shukla who was working as correspondent of the Magazine.Click here to Read/Download OrderNext Storylast_img read more