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Axa Mansard Insurance Plc ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgAxa Mansard Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Axa Mansard Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Axa Mansard Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAXA Mansard Insurance Plc is an insurance and asset management company in Nigeria. The company offers solution products for motor, life, travel, education and commercial insurance as well as financial advisory services, portfolio and risk management services and investment consulting services. AXA Mansard Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. AXA Mansard Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s why I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks right now and hold them to 2025

first_img See all posts by Andy Ross 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Andy Ross | Sunday, 28th March, 2021 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Andy Ross owns shares in Diageo, Reckitt Benckiser and Persimmon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now!center_img Recently, we’ve seen the tech-heavy NASDAQ fall, while the FTSE 100 has risen. Such a statement, of course, hides the fact that US markets have trounced UK markets over a longer period and especially in 2020. Nevertheless, I’d be very tempted as a UK private investor to buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks right now and hold them for at least the next four years.Inflation concerns have heightenedOne of the reasons why is that value shares tend to perform better during any period of inflation. Experts had been warning of inflation earlier in the year and it seems to be becoming a reality now. This has had an impact on US tech stocks in particular, hence the underperformance of the NASDAQ.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…I expect these inflationary concerns will continue throughout this year, which is why I’ll tweak my portfolio to take that into account. I’ll also look to buy shares at a reasonable cost and which can grow in the future. In other words, that means quality companies.Focus on price and qualityHow do I spot quality companies at a reasonable price? There are a few metrics that are key. The first is the return on capital employed. This is an important quality metric and I want to see it above 15.The second is operating margin, which I want to be either high or improving. And the third is the ability to grow revenues consistently. The rate of revenue growth depends on the industry and company size, but consistency is usually key and for the rate to be better than that achieved by competitors. When it comes to price, I want to see a P/E ideally below 15, but for a very-high-quality company with strong earnings, a P/E of 20-25 may also be fine. That’s especially so if high earnings mean the P/E is forecast to come down. Cheap FTSE 100 stocksI think Benjamin Graham, the inspiration for legendary investor Warren Buffett, was correct to say valuation and a margin of safety are very important.So I’ll focus on cheap FTSE 100 stocks to boost my investment portfolio. There’s the added bonus that many of these shares have the potential to be boosted by the Covid recovery given that some, such as the banks, are linked to the UK economy. The economy is expected to do well later this year.Which shares might fit the bill?I hold a few already that I think meet these criteria, such as Diageo, Reckitt Benckiser and Persimmon.There are plenty of other shares I need to research further too. Informa, Lloyds, BP and easyJet all have the potential to bounce back this year, I feel. These are potentially the type of cheap FTSE 100 stocks I’d add to my portfolio now that they’ve been knocked by Covid and can be bought at a lower price. I think they all have long-term potential and could be added to my portfolio to hold at least to 2025. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Here’s why I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks right now and hold them to 2025last_img read more

Labyrinths: A sure path to amazement

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR By Pat McCaughan and Sharon SheridanPosted Mar 20, 2013 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TN Rick Furman says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska March 21, 2013 at 8:13 am I can relate to being on my knees as I have been building the labyrinth at The Church of the Resurrection, in Nicholasville, KY. There is a spiritual connection to the earth, the open sky, the labyrinth and to God; an inner-connection that unites me to the nature around me. This has been a multi-year project that should be finished this year. Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA March 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm I first walked the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. As I did so, I felt like the tinman from Oz who had been out in the rain for years and gotten rusted over. As I walked towards the center I could feel the rust flaking off with every step. We have a portable,40-foot wide canvas labyrinth at my Episcopal church, the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Charles, LA. My wife, Martha is the facilitator. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York September 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm Here is one you have never walked, virtually that is. Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Emily Simpson says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Hugh Lander says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Paul Edwards says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA March 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm Wonderful article! Would you be able to post any resoruces about specific mediations for the labyrinth? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments (7) March 26, 2013 at 7:16 pm There are two magnificent labyrinths at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco – one outdoor and a superb limestone labyrinth in the nave of the Cathedral. The Rev Dr Lauren Artress is considered by many to be the mother of the modern labyrinth movement. She instigated the construction of both labyrinths after working for many years with a tapestry or carpet version of the Chartres labyrinth in the Grace Cathedral. Rev. Artress founded a non-profit organisation called Veriditas, ‘gathering, training and inspiring people on the path’. Veriditas holds pilgrimages to the Chartres Cathedral in France, in May and September, called “Walking a Sacred Path”. This is also the title of her best selling book, from which the labyrinth movement evolved. Go to to find out more about their work and the magnificent pilgrimages in France. Come join us! Labyrinths: A sure path to amazement Comments are closed. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Featured Jobs & Calls March 21, 2013 at 1:29 pm There is a wonderful one in the middle of downtown Valparaiso, IN at the First United Methodist Church. Outside, it is surrounded by flowers and bushes donated by parishioners. What a great oasis open to all! Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group March 22, 2013 at 10:53 am I have built an outside labyrinth on the hill in our monastery ( Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery) in Grahamstown, South Africa out of stones. It is indeed a good spiritual exercise to build one and to walk one. I always wondered how I can best teach the labyrinth to the Sunday School kids. The article above gave me an idea. I like the concept of “praying with your body”..I hope the kids will understand. Thanks again Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Martha Sullens says: Josias Morobi says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Jamie Whelan says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY David Joyal and his son, Aidan, stamp patterns on the path of a labyrinth as part of an intergenerational project at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, New Jersey. Photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Robert Wyatt has “never met a labyrinth he hasn’t walked,” and each “metaphorical journey” brings deeper, sometimes surprising, revelations.“When I first walked it, it occurred to me that it never helped to look more than one step [ahead],” recalled Wyatt, rector of St. Helena’s Episcopal Church in Burr Ridge, Illinois, which boasts a 30- by 30-foot square labyrinth.He had another realization: Two people on the path at the same time can offer an important point of reference. And a third: “If you just stay on the path you’ll always get to the center. It’s not a maze, it’s a path to the center and back out to the world.”Labyrinths may be located indoors or outside and vary in size and shape; besides the prayer paths that people walk, virtual and hand-held versions are available for mini spiritual rejuvenations. The ancient tradition of labyrinths predates Christianity but is enjoying a revived popularity within the Episcopal Church. They mean various things to different people, and each encounter almost always is an intensely personal experience, Wyatt said.“One way to understand the labyrinth is as a metaphorical journey to the Holy Land,” said Wyatt, who aims to walk one in Wales and another at Our Lady of Reims Cathedral in Reims, France.“Their origins are lost in the mist of the human past, but it can be seen as a pilgrimage, as a spiritual journey,” he said. “You can walk it to unburden yourself, for purgation, to get to the middle, pause, stand, meditate, so at that point you can unburden yourself and pray for illumination. And, as you walk out, you might pray for unification with God and God’s purpose for you.”Or, you can do it for fun.Like Lauren Watson, 8, of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey, in the Diocese of Newark, where on March 10 families decorated two labyrinths on 11- by 14-foot canvases. Church members and visitors will be invited to walk the prayer paths on Maundy Thursday as part of their Holy Week journey.“I think it’s really good, so fun with all the stars and the crazy stuff like the cactus,” said Watson, who helped decorate the labyrinth pathways using acrylic paints and foam stamps in shapes ranging from angels and stars to lions, fish, ladybugs and coyotes. A large A was painted in the center of one, an O in the middle of the other, symbolizing God the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end.Gabrielle Seib-Napolitan, 8, said she thought walking the labyrinth would “feel like a rainbow” in her heart.During Lent, members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey, drew two labyrinths on 11- by 14-foot canvas drop cloths, then used foam stamps and acrylic paints to decorate the pathways with images of everything from angels and stars to lions, fish, ladybugs and coyotes. A large A was painted in the center of one, an O in the middle of the other, symbolizing God the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end. On Maundy Thursday, parishioners will have the opportunity to walk the labyrinths as part of their Holy Week journey. Photo/Sharon SheridanThe Rev. Melissa Hall, St. Peter’s assistant rector and director of youth education, said teaching children about labyrinths gives them a new way to experience and think about prayer. “We are very hierarchical in our prayer and how we teach children to pray. We always pray up … It’s very reserved. It’s a transcendent God.”But walking the labyrinth “is very present, internal, personal between you and God,” she said. “You’re looking down as your pray … The words don’t matter. You’re praying with your body.”It helps adults, too.When adults first approach a labyrinth and ask what to do, Hall tells them to say the familiar Lord’s Prayer while they’re walking. Invariably, as they move along the path, “they get lost in it,” she said. “They all of a sudden realize they’re not saying anything at all.”Finding inner peaceSandy DeGraff had never seen, much less walked, a labyrinth until she left a church office in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, years ago after making burial arrangements for her mother, who had died after a long illness.DeGraff was grief-stricken and paperwork-weary when she saw the labyrinth. She did what just seemed natural: She stepped out onto its path.“Ever since, I’ve been a strong labyrinth advocate,” said DeGraff, 67, chair of a committee to build a labyrinth in front of Holy Family Episcopal Church in Fresno, California, in the Diocese of San Joaquin.“As I started around the labyrinth, I thought about my mother and what we’d just gone through and how important she was to my little family … and about the funeral and everything leading up to this moment,” she said, breaking into tears. “She was a wonderful mother, a wonderful grandmother to my two sons.”She discovered she was at the labyrinth’s center. “I said a prayer for my mother and a sense of peace washed over me,” she recalled. “It started at the top of my head and came down on me like a shower. I felt it from head to toe, and I knew that it was going to be OK. I said another prayer to God, thanking him for giving her to us.”On her way out, an idea occurred to her to preserve her mother’s memory by writing a book for subsequent generations. “By the time I finished the labyrinth, I was totally at peace, totally fine,” she said. “It had been difficult, but we made it through. I knew we’d go on, that Mother was still a part of us, and I’ve never stopped having that sense of peace.”Now she hopes to offer to others similar “pleasant walks with God.” DeGraff regards creating the labyrinth at her church “more for people outside Holy Family than people who are in Holy Family.”A January fundraiser jump-started the process of raising the $45,000 needed. When completed, the labyrinth will resemble the 11-circuit rosette design of the Chartres Cathedral in France “because it’s so well-known,” said the Rev. Michele Racusin, rector.“It will be grey and a reddish color. We see it as a tool for evangelism and welcome and prayer,” she said, adding that she hopes to break ground within a few months.Both Racusin and DeGraff said they believed the labyrinth’s presence would telegraph an invitation to community members to take their own metaphorical journeys. They hope to convey that, while “the church is a sacred space, [it also is] a place of prayer open to the entire community, to anyone who needs it,” DeGraff said.Personalized constructionJay and Connie Moody also used the Chartres Cathedral design when they built a labyrinth last September at St. Thomas the Apostle Center in Cody in the Diocese of Wyoming.They added a personal touch to the construction. “We invited everyone in the diocese to bring rocks for it, so we have a good representation from across the diocese with the stones,” said Jay Moody, 62, resident manager of the 300-acre year-round retreat center.The result was more than 1,800 stones – each roughly 10 inches wide, a foot high and three inches thick – arranged vertically to form the six-petal rose center design and surrounding circular paths. Gravel fills the areas between the lines.“We wanted to be able to place the stones deeply enough so they wouldn’t fall over,” Moody said.“We have a great mix here – sandstones in various colors and also volcanic rock,” said Moody, who walks the labyrinth regularly, weather permitting.Building the labyrinth was meaningful, he said. “When you’re doing a project like this, it’s a silent time. It gave me an opportunity to connect with this place in a more spiritual way.”After a contractor leveled the area, approximately 70 feet in diameter, the couple laid the stones.“We felt the labyrinth would add to the depth of the experience of having a retreat here,” Moody said, “because it really represents what we try to do at the center,” located a short distance from Yellowstone National Park.“It is really our goal when folks come here that they can leave the busy-ness of their everyday lives behind and are able to quiet their minds and to leave here with more open hearts and a bit more insightful about their own spirituality and a little bit more at peace with their relationship with the world,” he said. “We really feel the labyrinth embodies that.”It also became an intensely personal experience for him.“As I laid the stones, I thought about what the pathways really meant as I was building them,” he recalled. “Essentially, you walk the path and are trying to move away, to free yourself from the trials and tribulations and influences of daily life. Many times, I was literally on my hands and knees, praying and placing the rocks.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan and Sharon Sheridan are Episcopal News Service correspondents. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

How NBC lied to promote regime change

first_imgRichard Engel, professional liar at NBC.When artist Frederic Remington cabled back to his publisher from Cuba in 1897 that “There will be no war,” media mogul William Randolph Hearst cabled back: “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.” (Time, Oct. 27, 1947).Hearst, along with news business magnate Joseph Pulitzer, beat the war drums successfully for the first big U.S. imperialist adventure: the Spanish-American War of 1898. The U.S. government succeeded in grabbing Spain’s overseas possessions to begin its own expanding empire, taking over Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.A hundred and some years later, five journalists, including NBC correspondent Richard Engel, were kidnapped in Syria in December 2012 and held captive for several days. After his release, Engel announced that they had been kidnapped and held by Shiite militia forces loyal to the government of President Bashar al-Assad.Engel, who is fluent in Arabic, also said they had been rescued by forces of the Pentagon-backed Free Syrian Army, after a deadly gun battle.NBC News and MSNBC both blamed not only the Assad government but also Hezbollah and Iran for the kidnapping. The rest of the corporate media fell in line behind this story.At the time, several experts questioned whether Assad loyalists had actually kidnapped the news crew. They said that the kidnapping was more likely conducted by forces within the Free Syrian Army itself, by a group called the North Idlib Falcons Brigade, led by Azzo Qassab and Shukri Ajouj. Many pointed out that these groups have often misled their kidnapping victims into believing that their captors were Syrian government forces.As reported this year: “NBC executives were informed of Mr. Ajouj and Mr. Qassab’s possible involvement during and after Mr. Engel’s captivity, according to current and former NBC employees and others who helped search for Mr. Engel, including political activists and security professionals. Still, the network moved quickly to put Mr. Engel on the air with an account blaming Shiite captors and did not present the other possible version of events.” (New York Times, April 16)At the time of the kidnapping, U.S. imperialism was waging a media blitz to step up military support to the Free Syrian Army. As progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald writes: “Then-Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry was openly discussing ways for the U.S. to aid the rebels to bring about regime change. Sen. Joe Lieberman was saying: ‘I hope the international community and the U.S. will provide assistance to the Syrian Free Army in the various ways we can.’ Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while ruling out direct military intervention, said: ‘We have to redouble our efforts outside of the United Nations with those allies and partners who support the Syrian people’s right to have a better future.’” (, April 16)Backing the murderous organizations fighting the Syrian government was far more important to the executives of the giant NBC Corporation than revealing the truth to the public about who was responsible for the Engel kidnapping. This U.S. imperialist policy has cost the lives of thousands of Syrian people and driven millions from their homes. But to the corporate wizards of NBC and the rest of Wall Street, that means little next to maintaining their grip on the oil treasure in the Middle East.So what has changed? Why is the true story about the kidnapping coming out now?The policymakers for U.S. imperialism, facing the unraveling of their political and military strategy in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Libya and elsewhere, are now split on Syria and how to deal with Iran. Is this why NBC and the rest of the corporate media have decided to rewrite the story of the Engel kidnapping to match more closely the current strategy of the Obama administration?Not that this has stopped the more right-wing imperialist elements from trying to torpedo these moves at every turn. Whatever faction comes out on top, the Engel kidnapping story, as Greenwald describes, “is the type of systematic journalistic deceit and propaganda that we have seen over and over, almost always on the side and service of the U.S. government’s agenda of endless war.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Well-known Pakistani reporter narrowly escapes kidnap attempt

first_img Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Organisation Taha Siddiqui was on his way to the airport when, at around 8:20 a.m., a vehicle swerved in front of his taxi and forced it to stop. Ten or twelve gunmen got out of this and another vehicle, pointed a Kalashnikov at the taxi driver and pulled Siddiqui from the taxi. They then threw him to the ground, beat him and threatened to shoot him if he continued to resist.Siddiqui nonetheless managed to get away by running across the expressway and flagging down another taxi in which he rode for a few kilometres and then sought refuge in a police station.“This kidnap attempt is extremely worrying in a country where the lack of security for journalists and impunity for crimes of violence against them is a structural problem,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“Although Siddiqui has been harassed and threatened for months, he is a courageous journalist whose investigative reporting has never hesitated to implicate the military when appropriate, although criticizing the armed forces is very dangerous for journalists in Pakistan. We urge the authorities to make every effort to guarantee his safety.”Last May, Siddiqui received several threatening phone calls from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), an interior ministry offshoot, in which he was repeatedly ordered to report to the FIA’s counter-terrorism department for questioning. Siddiqui refused to go, fearing that he might be kidnapped – a fear that today’s events show was well-founded.A very well-known reporter, Siddiqui is the Babel Press bureau chief in Islamabad, a position that includes being the correspondent of France 24 and World Is One News (WOIN), an Indian TV channel. He also freelances for the New York Times, the Guardian and Der Spiegel, often covering stories involving terrorism, persecuted minorities and corruption.But the army is a state within the state in Pakistan and it is often impossible for the media to cover a story properly with mentioning the military, resulting in frequent cases of intimidation of journalists.After five citizen-journalists went missing for three weeks last January, three of them later made it clear that they had been kidnapped by members of the military, who had interrogated them and tortured them in connection with their reporting.Pakistan is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. to go further News January 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Pakistani authorities to do whatever is necessary to guarantee the safety of Taha Siddiqui, a well-known and courageous freelance journalist who narrowly escaped a kidnap attempt this morning in the capital, Islamabad. April 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en center_img His clothes still stained with blood, Taha Siddiqui tells fellow journalists how he managed to escape from the gunmen who tried to kidnap him today (photos: Aamir Qureshi – Banaras Khan / AFP). News PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources PredatorsViolenceFreedom of expressionDisappearances Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder January 10, 2018 Well-known Pakistani reporter narrowly escapes kidnap attempt PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources PredatorsViolenceFreedom of expressionDisappearances Help by sharing this information News News Receive email alertslast_img read more

Limerick ‘Regeneration Road’ will “go ahead” despite months of controversy over…

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR €58million road, critical to the Regeneration of Moyross, one of the country’s poorest areas, is to go ahead, 14 years after it was first earmarked, the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan announced this morning.A political colleague of the Green Party Leader, from within another government party, described Minster Ryan’s announcement as “an embarrassing u-turn” and that the minister had been overruled by the Taoiseach, Micheal Martin, after he had delayed funding for the project since last October.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We were agreed the decent thing to do would be to let this guy announce it himself. The least you can do is let him perform his own u-turn,” an informed source said.The Taoiseach and the Tanaiste effectively ordered Minister Ryan to immediately release funding to progress the massive project, which had already been agreed and protected under the National Development Plan, despite a review of the NDP, sources said.The road, which will, for the first time, directly connect Moyross to Limerick city and the Shannon region, is seen as a “game changer” for attracting investment and jobs to north side Limerick community.Speaking this morning on local radio, Live 95, Minister Ryan said that, after consulting with the Taoiseach, Tanaiste, and local community leaders, he had agreed “the road project is going to go ahead”.Minister Ryan said before signing off on the road, he had negotiated the inclusion of a “bus lane” on the corridor, as well as a major “pedestrianisation” and “cycle lane” plan that will connect Moyross with the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, and Mary Immaculate College to help harvest future education links.A plan to develop existing rail lines in the area for use by “the latest battery operated trains” is also on the tracks, Minister Ryan said.A significant investment is to be announced on the back of the minister’s decision, which informed sources said would include a multi-million euro private medical facility.Sources said the minister’s delay in releasing funding for the project, has damaged the Green Party locally, a mere 12 months after it secured its first-ever Dail seat in Limerick City.Limerick Green Party candidate Marie Keating today tweeted her resignation from the party due to the party leadership stance on the road, which saw funding delayed for the past five months while Mr Ryan mooted theories on opening up a railway station.The Green Party’s Limerick chairman, John Humphreys, stepped down from the position but is remaining in the party, according to a report in today’s Limerick Leader.Speaking this morning Minister Ryan acknowledged that, “yes damage (has been done) in the short term, we understand local community frustrations”, however, he said he did not believe his party was not seriously damaged over the controversy.Moyross Parish Priest Fr Pat Hogan, who led the campaign to get the project over the line, and had called on the Minister to resign due to the impasse on funding, said: “It’s a great relief, the campaign was not going to end and it was energy sapping. What the Minister was doing was utterly senseless. This road will bring investment and education links, and education and a job are ways to freedom and the people here need that.”However, Mr Ryan maintained he was “absolutely right” to delay funding so he could consider a variety of transport options for the Moyross area to make sure “we get this right”.Local Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan welcomed the announcement and tweeted: “Great result for the people of #Limerick especially those in Moyross – this is the start – now to build the houses promised – invest in the wonderful @CMoyross”.Kieran O’Donnell, Fine Gael, and Willie O’Dea, Fianna Fáil, both agreed Minister Ryan had “finally seen common sense”, while Independent Councillor Frankie Daly, who campaigned fiercely for the project to go ahead, said, “the people have spoken, I’m over the moon, it’s a game changer for Limerick”. Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Twitter WhatsApp LimerickNewsLimerick ‘Regeneration Road’ will “go ahead” despite months of controversy over delay in fundingBy David Raleigh – February 10, 2021 496 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Emailcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleTreaty United Senior Women Fixtures AnnouncedNext articleJack Conan Added To Ireland Squad As Coombes Returns To Munster Training David Raleigh TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisementlast_img read more

The Big Deal About a Slowdown

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha The Big Deal About a Slowdown November 12, 2018 1,270 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: If Maxine Waters Takes Over the House … Next: Towards a New Normal Construction Economy Home Sales Homes HOUSING Investment Recession Slowdown starts 2018-11-12 Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / The Big Deal About a Slowdown Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Construction Economy Home Sales Homes HOUSING Investment Recession Slowdown starts Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Investments in real estate have declined for the third consecutive quarter, according to the latest minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). According to the minutes, housing starts were below their Q2 rates, while the issuance of building permits declined over July and August, suggesting that “starts might move lower in the coming months. Sales of both new and existing homes declined in July with existing home sales remaining flat in August.”Yet, the Fed remains optimistic on its economic outlook and has projected that the real GDP would increase in the second half of the year at “a rate that was just a little slower than in the first half of the year.”The minutes projected that over the 2018-20 period, the output in the economy would rise at a rate above the Fed’s estimate and then decline to a slower pace in 2021.While the Fed remained silent of the impact on housing, David Choi and David Mericle of Goldman Sachs recently told Gavyn Davies of Financial Times that housing was by far the most interest rate sensitive sector and had long been seen as the “textbook transmission mechanism of monetary policy.” They said that a meaningful slowdown in residential investment was, in fact, a key feature of a successful tightening cycle.Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist at LendingTree agreed saying that he did not see the housing market being a risk to the broader economy. Pointing to the recent softening of home prices too, he said that this was needed as it was “unsustainable with prices outstripping wage increases since 2012. “As there are fewer buyers at each price point, the appropriate market response is a slowdown in sales and an eventual easing in price momentum,” Kapfidze said.Even with rising mortgage rates, which rose to their highest in the past seven years last week and are one of the prime reasons for the slowdown in national home price growth, the housing market is not facing recession any time soon. “Think of it as a pause, rather than a slowdown,” advised Sam Khater, Chief Economist, Freddie Mac in an upcoming article in DS News’ sister magazine MReport. “As long as the economy remains hot, housing should remain active.” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Considering Covid-19 Situation & Age Of Two Accused, Bombay HC Grants Transit Bail In A Case Rgistered At Haryana [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesConsidering Covid-19 Situation & Age Of Two Accused, Bombay HC Grants Transit Bail In A Case Rgistered At Haryana [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap23 Jun 2020 8:37 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted transit anticipatory bail to three accused in a First Information Report registered at Rewari, Haryana on allegations of cheating and committing breach of trust after considering the age of two of the accused and the situation around the Covid-19 pandemic due to which they cannot travel to Haryana immediately. Justice SK Shinde was hearing…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 Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted transit anticipatory bail to three accused in a First Information Report registered at Rewari, Haryana on allegations of cheating and committing breach of trust after considering the age of two of the accused and the situation around the Covid-19 pandemic due to which they cannot travel to Haryana immediately. Justice SK Shinde was hearing an application filed by Amit Lodha and two others aged 72 and 66 respectively who were booked for offences under Sections 420, 406, 120B, 34 of the Indian Penal Code registered with Dehradun Police Station, Rewari in Haryana. Advocates Omkar Mulekar, Nausher Kohli and Harsh Gokhale appeared on behalf of the applicants and submitted that police station in-charge at Bharuheda has issued a notice under Section 41(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure directing the applicants to remain present on June 9, 2020 along with Covid-19 test reports at Dehradun. In view of this notice being issued, applicants are apprehending their arrest in subject crime. The applicants are willing to co-operate in the investigation and would approach the Court of competent jurisdiction for appropriate reliefs, within reasonable time but, till then they may be protected, Mulekar contended. Court observed- “In view of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, applicants cannot travel to Haryana State immediately. More so, the applicant nos.2 and 3 are senior citizens, aged about 72 and 66 years respectively. Prima-facie, it appears, subject offence came to be registered on account of cheques issued by the applicants being directors of the Indusar Global Limited against the purchase orders placed by them with the complainant company. It further appears that applicant no.1 had issued two post-dated cheques of November, 2019 against two purchase orders placed by him on behalf of the company.” Thus, considering the facts of the case and the prevailing situation, Justice Shinde noted- “I am satisfied that applicant nos.2 and 3 being senior citizens, cannot approach the Court of competent jurisdiction immediately for appropriate reliefs. Besides, applicants are permanent residents of Mumbai and two of them are Senior Citizens. In view of the facts of the case, applicants are granted six weeks’ time to approach the Court of competent jurisdiction for seeking pre-arrest bail in FIR registered with Dehradun Police Station, Rewari.” Court held that in the event of arrest of the applicants in relation to the said FIR, they shall be released on executing PR bond for the sum of Rs.25,000 each.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]  Next Storylast_img read more

Advocate Who Acted Professionally As Per Client’s Instruction Cannot Be Made Criminally Liable For Defamation: Madras HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAdvocate Who Acted Professionally As Per Client’s Instruction Cannot Be Made Criminally Liable For Defamation: Madras HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Oct 2020 10:18 PMShare This – xAn advocate who acted professionally as per the instruction of his or her client cannot be made criminally liable for offence of defamation under Section 500 unless contrary is alleged and established, the Madras High Court has observed.In this case, a lawyer had filed an application on behalf of committee of creditors to remove the complainant and seeking appointment of another…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?LoginAn advocate who acted professionally as per the instruction of his or her client cannot be made criminally liable for offence of defamation under Section 500 unless contrary is alleged and established, the Madras High Court has observed.In this case, a lawyer had filed an application on behalf of committee of creditors to remove the complainant and seeking appointment of another Resolution Professional under Section 27 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 before the National Company Law Tribunal, Chennai. A criminal defamation complaint was filed against the lawyer and the committee of creditors alleging that the statements made in the application were defamatory. The lawyer, and the other accused approached the High Court seeking to quash the complaint filed against them.Referring to a judgment in Ayeasha Bi Vs.Peerkhan Sahib reported in AIR 1954 Mad 741, Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan, observed:”It is held that a lawyer is an advocate, one who speaks for another. Naturally beyond what his client tells him the lawyer has no opportunity to test the truth or falsity of the story put forward by the client. Therefore no lawyer could ever be prosecuted for defamation in regard to any instructions which he might have given to his lawyer, because it is the lawyer’s business to decide whether he could properly act upon the instructions, and whatever responsibility might ensue from acting upon those instruction would be his, and no one else’s, is opposed to the entire trend of decisions defining the scope and extent of the privilege conferred upon the lawyer.”The court also noted a judgment of Chhattisgarh High Court in Arun Thakur Vs. State of Chhattisgarh, in which it was held that an advocate, who acted professionally as per instructions of his/her client, cannot be made criminally liable for the offence of defamation under Section 500 of the IPC unless contrary is alleged and established. The court said:”The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and also various High Courts repeatedly held that an advocate who acted professionally as per the instruction of his or her client cannot be made criminally liable for offence of defamation under Section 500 unless contrary is alleged and established.”The court then quashed the entire complaint observing that allegations made in the application filed on behalf of the members of COC are not defamatory in nature.Case name: M.L.Ganesh vs. CA V.Venkata Siva KumarCase no.: Crl.O.P.Nos.4669 & 5115 of 2020Coram: Justice GK IlanthiraiyanCounsel: Adv S.ArunkumarClick here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Library top readers honored

first_img “I mainly read fantasy and science fiction. And, if I hear about a person that I want to know more about, I’ll read their biography or autobiography. I recently read a biography of C.S. Lewis.”Like the other summer reading award winners, Miles enjoys fantasy books but he’s not a fan of Harry Potter.“I don’t read him,” he said. “My favorite books are the “Lord of the Rings” books. What I like about them so much is that you think you’ve got things figured out and all of a sudden everything changes and you don’t.”The Charles Henderson Middle School seventh grader also likes to read the Lost Book Series but, when he grows up, he wants to be the one who pens the words for others to read.“That’s what I want to be … a writer,” he said.William White, TPL director, congratulated the top winners in the 2009 Summer Library Program and expressed appreciation to all the young people who made reading a preferred summer activity. Published 9:35 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Library top readers honored Skip The third place reader for the 2009 Summer Library Program was Miles Cameron, who also has an appetite for a good book that is hard to satisfy.“Those who compete for the top reading awards must read age appropriate books,” Colvin said. “They cannot read books that are below their age and grade level. When they complete a book, they give me the title of the book and the number of pages and we keep a record. The one who reads the most pages is the winner.”Destry is no stranger to reading awards. As a seventh-grader at Charles Henderson Middle School, he won the class reading award and is an award-winning reader at Goshen High School. Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author “I read all the time,” he said. “I watch a little television, but I’d rather read. When you read, you can let your imagination run. Reading is just more fun.”Destry prefers fantasy books, especially Harry Potter books and, as much as he enjoys reading, he’s not interested in writing so he’ll be content to remain a reader with no aspirations to write books.Devon, however, enjoys writing, and the writing style of the different authors is of interest to her.“Lately, I’ve started to learn about the process of writing and that makes reading even more interesting,” she said. Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day From May to July is not a very long time but, given that time to read 30,000 pages, it’s not nearly long enough. Not unless one is an avid reader like Destry Cravens.Destry read that tremendous number of pages with great ease and much pleasure and was rewarded Wednesday with the Top Reader Award in the Troy Public Library’s 2009 Summer Library Program.“Participation in the 2009 Summer Reading Program was outstanding,” said Teresa Colivn, children and young adults librarian. “Thirty-thousand pages is an incredible number of pages to read during a summer reading program. Destry is a dedicated reader, and we congratulate him. But what is just as incredible is that our second place reader, Devon Corbett, read nearly 30,000 pages, too. For two young people to be that close and to have read that many pages is really amazing.” You Might Like Youth choir camp offered The Brundidge Lions Club and Williams Chapel United Methodist Church have partnered to give the children of Pike County a… read more Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more