Why I’d invest in these 2 FTSE 100 bargains in this stock market crash

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Most of the FTSE 100’s members have recorded significant declines in their share prices during the recent market crash. As such, now could be the right time to consider buying a diverse range of them. It could mean you benefit from a likely recovery in the index’s price level over the coming years.With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 shares that have recorded large falls in their prices over recent weeks. While further drops cannot be ruled out, they appear to offer impressive total return potential over the long run.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…SSESSE (LSE: SSE) recently announced that it will pay its dividend for the 2020 financial year. Its dividend for the 2021 financial year is not guaranteed, but it currently plans to maintain its shareholder payouts, despite coronavirus. And they are due to rise by inflation over the medium term. This could make the stock highly attractive to income investors at a time when many of its FTSE 100 peers are cancelling their dividends.Having fallen by 17% since the start of the year, SSE’s share price appears to offer a margin of safety. The stock has a dividend yield of 6.6%. This suggests it could offer good value for money as well as an attractive income return.In response to coronavirus, SSE recently said it is reviewing its spending plans in the short term. In the long run, the company’s investment in renewable forms of energy could provide it with earnings growth that allows it to raise its dividend at a similar rate to inflation. Therefore, while it offers a high yield, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the business for the long term.GSKAnother FTSE 100 share that could offer good value for money at the present time is GSK (LSE: GSK). The pharmaceutical company’s share price has declined by 12% since the start of the year. It now trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 13, which is relatively low compared to many of its industry peers.The business recently updated investors on its plans to collaborate with Sanofi to develop a vaccine against coronavirus. This follows a period of change for the business. Divestments have been made and it has plans to split into two separate companies. This may enable it to become more efficient, and could lead to improving profitability in the long run.GSK’s financial performance is likely to be less impacted by the current lockdown than many of its FTSE 100 index peers. So it could offer some defensive characteristics on a relative basis. It has long-term growth potential in an industry that is likely to experience rising demand. So I think this could make it an attractive stock to own following the FTSE 100’s recent market crash.     Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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.center_img Peter Stephens | Thursday, 16th April, 2020 | More on: GSK SSE Why I’d invest in these 2 FTSE 100 bargains in this stock market crash See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens owns shares of GlaxoSmithKline and SSE. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. 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 copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

I think these UK shares are the best stock market crash bargains to buy now

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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I think these UK shares are the best stock market crash bargains to buy now 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 Since the stock market bottomed out on 23 March, the FTSE 100 index has recovered 30% of its value. Serious gains were made last week, with the blue-chip index rising by just over 5%. That said, the index is still down by 12% from its mid-February valuation, leading me to believe there are still plenty of bargains on offer.Stock market crash bargainsFirst, I think it’s important to outline what exactly it is I’m looking for in a stock market crash bargain. What I don’t mean is a stock that looks cheap simply because its share price has fallen. Rather, a stock market crash bargain is one whose share price has fallen too much, such that it now appears undervalued.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…When the stock market is especially volatile, investors can overreact to various world events, news headlines, and company announcements. This can happen to such an extent that a stock may become oversold. Thus, the share price falls below the company’s intrinsic value. Investors who can spot these stocks often profit over the long term through a combination of share price appreciation and dividend payments.We’ve already seen this in practise with companies such as International Consolidated Airlines Group. The company’s share price has rocketed by over 100% since mid-May, after plummeting by 73%.However, I think a word of caution is called for here. While share prices continue to rampage upwards on the hopes of a swift recovery to the global economy, a second market crash shouldn’t be ruled out. As an investor, you should keep this in mind and be prepared for another correction. One way to do this is to hold some cash to capitalise on any further fall in asset prices.With that in mind, here are two names that I think are among the best stock market crash bargains to buy today.Standout UK sharesBritish multinational mining company Glencore issued a first-quarter production report at the end of April stating that “disruptions to our business have, to date, been manageable and the majority of our assets are operating relatively normally”. Despite this, the shares are down by 21% since mid-February, falling by over 50% in the depths of the sell-off. Undoubtedly, operations are likely to be affected, but I’m confident the company’s performance can remain relatively strong. As such, now could be an ideal time buy shares in Glencore, which look oversold to me.Low-cost budget airliner easyJet (LSE: EZJ) recently unveiled plans to resume flying this summer. The group aims to restart flights on 75% of its routes by the end of August. After grounding the majority of its fleet in March, the company has taken every step to preserve cash and liquidity. Jobs have been cut, the dividend has been scrapped, and new orders cancelled.Airline stocks have been soaring as countries around the world show early signs of reopening borders. Over the last few weeks, the easyJet share price has climbed by 90%. But I reckon there’s more to come, especially if the transition out of lockdown continues smoothly. It’s worth noting that the shares are still down by 38% since mid-February and will have to recover approximately another 65% just to reach pre-cash levels. Therefore, for those who remain bullish about the long-term recovery prospects of the airline industry, I consider easyJet one of the best stock market crash bargains out there. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Matthew Dumigan | Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 | More on: EZJ “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Matthew Dumigan owns shares in International Consolidated Airlines Group. 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. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Matthew Dumiganlast_img read more

Fall House / Fougeron Architecture

first_img Year:  “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/498218/buck-creek-house-fougeron-architecture Clipboard Blasen Landscape Architecture Fall House / Fougeron ArchitectureSave this projectSaveFall House / Fougeron Architecture United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/498218/buck-creek-house-fougeron-architecture Clipboard Photographs:  Joe Fletcher Photography Fall House / Fougeron Architecture Structural Engineering: Houses “COPY”center_img Endrestudio Landscape Architects: 2014 Architects: Fougeron Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Big Sur, United States Area:  3800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFougeron ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBig SurUnited StatesPublished on April 22, 2014Cite: “Fall House / Fougeron Architecture” 22 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave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 Civil/Geotechnical Engineering:Grice Engineering and GeologyCity:Big SurCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe Fletcher PhotographyRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEA This three-bedroom home, on Big Sur’s spectacular south coast, is anchored in the natural beauty and power of this California landscape. Our design strategy embeds the building within the land, creating a structure inseparable from its context. The site offers dramatic views: a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean both along the bluff and the western exposure. Yet it demands a form more complex than a giant picture window. Save this picture!Elevation The long, thin volume conforms and deforms to the natural contours of the land and the geometries of the bluff, much like the banana slug native to the region’s seaside forests. In this way, the complex structural system applies and defies natural forms to accommodate the siting. The house is cantilevered 12 feet back from the bluff, both to protect the cliff’s delicate ecosystem and to ensure the structure’s integrity and safety. The interior is a shelter, a refuge in contrast with the roughness and immense scale of the ocean and cliff. The house also shields the southern outdoor spaces from the powerful winds that blow from the northwest. Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher Photography The main body of the house is composed of two rectangular boxes connected by an all-glass library/den.The main entry is located at the top of the upper volume with the living spaces unfolding from the most public to the most private. The living room kitchen and dining room are an open plan with subtle changes in levels and roof planes to differentiate the various functions. The lower volume, a double-cantilevered master bedroom suite, acts as a promontory above the ocean, offering breath-taking views from its floor-to-ceiling windows. The link between these two volumes is the glass library/den; it is the hearth of the house, a room that unites the house inside and out both with its geometry and its transparency. Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher Photography A one-story concrete wing perpendicular to the house includes a ground-floor bedroom, building services and a green roof; it is the boulder locking the house to the land. The house has two main facades, the south one is clad in copper which wraps up the wall and over on the roof. Copper clad roof overhangs protect windows and the front door from the sun and the wind of the ocean.The façade to the north is made all glass; clear expanses of glass open the house to the view. Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher Photography Sustainable Design Strategies – Natural daylight in all rooms including bathrooms is tailored to solar orientation and reduces power loads from artificial lighting. Primary daylight is indirect and comes from the north while southern light limited and mitigated by automatic shading system – Low E, solar control glazing is insulated and set into a thermally broken custom steel frame. This high performance glazing reduces solar gain, improves winter comfort, and offers superior thermal performance without sacrificing views. Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher Photography – Radiant hydronic heat eliminates ductwork and allows lower operating temperatures and higher occupant comfort levels. Energy usage is significantly lower and more efficient than traditional forced air systems. – Stack ventilation is naturally facilitated by the building layout. The open floor plan is connected on multiple levels from the lower master bedroom suite to the entry at a higher elevation. Automatically controlled operable glazing at the lowest level is coordinated with an exhaust transfer grille at the highest elevation. The pressure and height differential allows the exhaustion of hot air and intake of cool fresh air. Save this picture!Diagram – Drought resistant and native vegetation is specifically intended reduce soil erosion and facilitates new habitats for local wildlife. A vegetated roof reduces the aerial visual footprint of the building and provides added thermal mass / insulation for the occupied space below. – On-site wastewater treatment through a septic system paired with efficient plumbing fixtures reduces loads to municipal sewer systems and differentiates black and grey water. Conversely, fresh water is garnered from an on-site stream that is also not dependent on municipal systems. Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher Photography – Low VOC & sustainable finishes were primary considerations to ensure the highest interior air quality and responsible use of finish materials. The interior paint and other interior finishes are all low VOC. Wall and ceiling insulation is formaldehyde free denim Project gallerySee allShow lessA Seductive Abstraction: Architecture & Photography’s Tacit PactArchitecture NewsPlovdiv Central Square Architectural CompetitionArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher Photography+ 30 Share ArchDaily Photographslast_img read more

Retirement and Nursing Home Wilder Kaiser / SRAP Sedlak Rissl…

first_img Year:  CopyAbout this officeSRAP Sedlak RisslandOfficeFollowDürschinger ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHealthcare ArchitectureHealthcareretirementResidential ArchitectureHousingScheffau am Wilden KaiserAustriaPublished on March 11, 2018Cite: ” Retirement and Nursing Home Wilder Kaiser / SRAP Sedlak Rissland + Dürschinger Architekten” 11 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?怀德凯瑟退休养老中心 / SRAP Sedlak Rissland + Dürschinger Architekten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 Manufacturers: AGROB BUCHTAL, EGGER, PREFA, Organoid® Technologies CopyRetirement, Housing•Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, Austria “COPY” Architects: Dürschinger Architekten, SRAP Sedlak Rissland Area Area of this architecture project Retirement and Nursing Home Wilder Kaiser / SRAP Sedlak Rissland + Dürschinger Architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889737/retirement-and-nursing-home-wilder-kaiser-srap-sedlak-rissland-plus-durschinger-architekten Clipboard Products used in this ProjectTiles / Mosaic / GresiteAGROB BUCHTALCeramic Tiles – ChromaPluralConstruction Supervision:Planwerker Holzerber GmbHStatic Planning:Valentin Maier Bauingenieure AGLandscape Architects:bauchplanCity:Scheffau am Wilden KaiserCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© René Rissland”A society will ultimately be judged by how it treats its elders” (Albert Einstein)In 2014, the three Tyrolean municipalities Ellmau, Scheffau and Söll decided to pull together to make a reality of their new retirement and nursing home. Therefore they organized an architectural competition. As it happened, the winning proposal came from a German team of architects.Save this picture!© René RisslandA suitable site was found in Scheffau, which is the geographical center of the three municipalities. The new building is situated at the foothills of the “Wilder Kaiser” Mountain Range, directly adjacent to a former residential and care home that no longer corresponds to the required standards.The completion and opening of the new Nursing Home was in December 2017.Save this picture!© René RisslandThe building consists of two compact volumes interlocking at the central section where they form an atrium. Three different outside spaces are created by the positioning on the plot: a public garden, a separate dementia garden and a playground for children.Save this picture!Ground floor planOn the one hand the differentiated formation of the structure enables communication and the encounter between the residents and the community. On the other hand the interior and exterior spaces offer enough possibilities for private withdrawal and contemplation. Integration, Community and individual lifestyle do not exclude each other.Save this picture!© René RisslandThe new Nursing Home has a simple and clear appearance. The main entrance of the building is marked by a crystalline Y-support made of prefab concrete.The public areas are located on ground floor level. Café-Lounge, Event Hall and Chapel adjoin to the Main Entrance. In the rear area of the ground floor there are the administrative offices, service rooms and a production kitchen.Save this picture!© René RisslandThe central and green atrium brings zenithal skylight inside the building. Furthermore, it enables a visual communication accross floors, between the dining areas and communal areas of the different care units. These Units are spread over the two upper levels with a total of 54 apartments. The apartments are equipped properly and designed in a modern way. Bathrooms have transom light strips. There are niches offering seating benches at the entrances to the apartments. Little community spaces are situated all over a care group with cantelivering, roofed terraces and balconies, orientated to the Mountain Range and the picturesque Village Centre of Scheffau.Save this picture!SectionThe bigger eating areas serve as “Cantous”, convival meeting points for the residents.Inside the new nursing home the warm material wood becomes an companion. In the entire building colorcoordinated surfaces provide an orientation for residents and guests.Save this picture!© René RisslandWooden formwork made of untreated larch emphasizes the facade of the ground floor and the recessed balconies. The rest of the outer surface is covered by a broom finished plaster.Save this picture!© René RisslandWooden inlays of profiled larch boards accentuate the windows. They are a familiar reference to local handcrafted traditions. But the traditional system of cut outs and palings is translated contextually and used as screen providing privacy, protecting from the sun and painting subtle shadows on the facade.Tradition and modernity thus meet and form a harmonious whole.Save this picture!© René RisslandProject gallerySee allShow lessM20 / BASTSelected Projects38Mews House / Design Collective ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:6351 Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Austria Area:  5120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Retirement and Nursing Home Wilder Kaiser / SRAP Sedlak Rissland + Dürschinger ArchitektenSave this projectSaveRetirement and Nursing Home Wilder Kaiser / SRAP Sedlak Rissland + Dürschinger Architekten ArchDailycenter_img Photographs René Rissland, Uli Wiese 2017 Retirement ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889737/retirement-and-nursing-home-wilder-kaiser-srap-sedlak-rissland-plus-durschinger-architekten Clipboard Photographs:  René Rissland Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Lead Architects: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Save this picture!© René Rissland+ 31Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Projectslast_img read more

Indiana Organic Food Company Aquired

first_img Greenfield-based Husk LLC has been acquired by another Hoosier company in the agriculture innovation space. The food brand and processing business is now owned by Lifeline Farms LLC, an organic vegetable operation in Connersville.In a news release, Husk says Lifeline Farms intends to further vertically integrate the business into its existing vegetable production and processing enterprise.Lifeline Farms was launched by serial technology entrepreneur Alex Carroll in 2014 in the Fayette County city to grow produce using what it calls “the most modern, ecologically sound techniques known producing a nearly zero waste food production movement.” When the farm was first announced, Carroll said the business could grow to include as many as 100 workers. Carroll is also co-owner of Indianapolis-based Lifeline Data Centers LLC, which has a presence in central Indiana and Fort Wayne.Husk co-founders Chris Baggott and Nick Carter have also announced their next food startup, FarmersMarket.com. The company will set up “Market Hosts” in Hoosier communities that will be supplied by local farmers and artisans. These locations will be the pick up sites for online customers. FarmersMarket.com says the goal is to “overcome certain obstacles to local food access that existing food systems such as grocery stores inherently present.”Baggott, a co-founder and former ExactTarget executive was the Trailblazer in Technology award winner at last year’s Mira Awards. His ventures also include Tyner Pond Farms in Greenfield and The Mug, a drive-in restaurant focusing on locally-sourced foods that is also located in the Hancock County city.Carter has focused on the distribution side of the industry and is founder of central Indiana-based Meat the Rabbit LLC, a farm-raised small game meat supplier. By Gary Truitt – Jan 21, 2016 SHARE Indiana Organic Food Company Aquired Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Organic Food Company Aquired Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleUS Navy Lead the Way on Renewable FuelNext articleIndiana Farmers Support Hoosier Poultry Producers Hit With Virus Outbreak Gary Truittlast_img read more

Journalist threatened by one of his own bodyguards, linked to paramilitary

first_imgNews RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia May 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist threatened by one of his own bodyguards, linked to paramilitary ColombiaAmericas Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Colombia to go further ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts News April 27, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reporters Without Borders is alarmed to learn that a bodyguard of independent journalist Pedro Cárdenas apparently tried to get a para-military from the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC) included in his escort. Cárdenas has been repeatedly threatened by the AUC for the past three years. Cárdenas has told the press freedom organisation that one of his bodyguards in an escort provided by the Administrative Security Department (DAS) tried to recruit an AUC member to his guard and threatened to kill Cárdenas when he exposed the attempt. “We urge the interior minister to seriously consider the intimidation suffered by Pedro Cárdenas and to investigate a possible link between the DAS and the paramilitaries”, it said. “We also call on the authorities to put an end to the impunity still enjoyed by the two individuals who took the journalist hostage in March 2003. The government should look again at the Justice and Peace law which exempted para-militaries from legal action in exchange for handing in their weapons.” “This law does nothing to prevent former para-militaries, who have moreover been pardoned, from working on their own account,” said Reporters Without Borders.It is not the first time that Pedro Cárdenas has been the target of death threats in a 17-year career. While based in Mariquita, central Colombia, he was forced to leave the area because of threats from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Since then he settled in Honda in the western district of Tolima, where he headed a news programme on radio RCN for five years. This broadcast encouraged citizens to phone in with complaints about the running of the local municipality. His vision of journalism, which he considers has a social role and his openness, won him many listeners in the region.On 10 March 2003, after he exposed corruption within the Honda municipality on air, the mayor summoned Cardenas to buy his silence. The journalist was later visited by a henchman, who said he was a member of AUC and who gave him three orders: to stop speaking about the mayor and his councillors either positively or negatively, to stop talking about the company, Alcanos, which provides gas to the municipality, and to quit his job at RCN. Pedro Cárdenas refused to resign and on 12 Mars 2003, he was abducted by two members of the AUC then released the same day. Despite the arrest of his kidnappers – inexplicably released before sentencing, which was due on 3 May 2006 – the journalist left Honda for Bogotá, before seeking asylum in Uruguay.On his return from Uruguay, Pedro Cárdenas told Reporters Without Borders that he believed he had nothing left to lose and that he had little time left to live. “Either I die with dignity, or I live in the most shameful way, here, in Bogotá,” he said. On 18 January 2006, he went back to live in Honda, where he worked as an independent journalist, again exposing local corruption in the bi-monthly magazine La Verdad. On 30 January 2006, Cárdenas was visited at his home by Rafael Herrerra Martínez, an alleged paramilitary known as “Rafa”, who told him he could no longer stay in Honda and this first warning would also be his last.The journalist received a phone call on 25 April from a man who said he was a member of a group of demobilised para-militaries. He told him that he would be the target of a bomb attack in one month. He was able to give him details of the equipment to be used in the attack and the names of some of those to take part and the instigators, apparently para-militaries.On 3 May, two men riding on a motorbike, apparently para-militaries, searched for Cárdenas at all his known haunts. On 8 and 9 May, the found a five thousand peso (about 1.5 euros) note with a bouquet of myrtle, used for funeral wreaths, and a purple ribbon.After this, the journalist was provided with a bodyguard by the DAS. However one of his bodyguards, Franck Giovanni Ríos, reportedly tried to recruit into his escort, Fernando René Pimentel, a member of AUC from Puerto Boyacá. Cárdenas, then exposed the incident, providing all the evidence, he told Reporters Without Borders. The bodyguard involved then threatened to kill the journalist if he was dismissed and produced an unsigned statement in the name of Fernando René Pimentel, denying the charges made by Cárdenas. The interior ministry protection programme changed the original bodyguards. After the publishing of a study carried out by police in Ibagué, western Colombia in March 2006 concluding that the journalist was no longer in danger, Cárdenas expressed his fear of his escort being withdrawn, in a letter sent to the ministry on 12 May.On 10 May, the journalist received a letter from the ministry, informing him that his complaint had been transferred to the national general prosecutor’s office and of the opening of an investigation. However the DAS in the Bogotá region cast doubt on his statements. It said that the journalist only lodged a complaint after finding out that one of his bodyguards had made a complaint against him accusing him of misusing money intended to buy petrol for his bodyguards’ vehicle. The journalist denied this and said he had copies of the letters that he had sent to the ministry, asking him to change his bodyguards because of his lack of confidence in them. These letters were dated 22 February 2006 while the complaints from the bodyguards were made on 26 February. He finally left Honda on 14 May. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders urges the government to investigate links between paramilitaries and the bodyguard of Pedro Cárdenas (photo), an independent journalist who has received repeated death threats since March 2003. The organisation points out the flaws in the policy of disarming the United Self Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC) undertaken since that time. 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Visitor restrictions lifted

first_imgEmail 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL WhatsApp 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Twitter Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed Linkedin Facebook Previous articleObjectors have their say on €100m Dublin Rd developmentNext articleProject transforms rundown buildings John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsVisitor restrictions liftedBy John Keogh – August 12, 2014 597 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement  VISITING restrictions at University Hospital Limerick in Dooradoyle have been lifted following the recent outbreak of suspected Norovirus (the winter vomiting bug), the HSE announced today. TAGShealthuniversity hospital limerick Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days last_img read more

Mortgage Brokerage Responds to CFPB’s Claims

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Lawsuit Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Community Development Found to be Largest Value of CRA Next: Mortgage Connect Taps Gabe Minton as CIO CFPB Lawsuit 2020-07-15 Mike Albanese Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Brokerage Responds to CFPB’s Claims Updated July 17, 2020The Chicago-based mortgage brokerage Townstone Financial Inc. is accusing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) of political motivations in filing a lawsuit that alleged the company conducted redlining practices against African Americans between 2014 and 2017.The CFPB charged Townstone with violating the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B, its implementing regulation, and with the Consumer Financial Protection Act for allegedly drawing almost no mortgage applications in the predominantly African American neighborhoods in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area and few applications from African Americans throughout the wider Chicago metro market. In its complaint, the CFPB claimed Townstone used its weekly radio shows and podcasts intentionally discouraged African Americans from making mortgage applications and from both living and seeking properties in predominantly African American communities.James Bopp Jr., co-counsel for Townstone and founder of The Bopp Law Firm of Terre Haute, Indiana, issued a statement on behalf of the company that defined the CFPB as “the controversial brainchild of Senator Elizabeth Warren” and argued the agency was targeted because of its broadcasting on an AM radio station that featured conservative talk shows.“The CFPB is using this case to drive all banking and mortgage companies away from advertising on conservative talk radio and to punish mainstream conservative political speech and social commentary,” Bopp said. “The CFPB has long been controversial and just lost a case in the United States Supreme Court for being improperly structured. They have been waiting years to file a case on the eve of a Presidential election to damage conservative voices. This is another federal agency weaponized to attack conservatives that needs to be stopped.”Bopp stated the CFPB began its investigation of Townstone in June 2017 and referred the matter to the Housing & Civil Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, which opted not to pursue it. He noted the CFPB’s allegation that Townstone did not reach out to minority communities in the Chicago metro was illogical because the company “decided to advertise on AM radio specifically to reach as broad a geographic area as possible,” adding that Townstone had also advertised in the past on FM radio station that played hip-hop music.“Townstone has been in business since July 2002 and has not received any fair lending complaints in its entire history 18-year history,” Bopp continued. “And despite the hundreds of thousands of Townstone’s emails and other documents, the CFPB has not cited one with any racial slurs and other potentially offensive terminology in its Complaint.”Bopp also pointed to Townstone’s one-hour show on AM radio and its podcast that included a mix of real estate discussions and observations on local politics, stressing that different political viewpoints were always part of the program. He accused the CFPB of taking the contents of shows regarding Chicago’s crime-heavy neighborhoods out of context.“The comments are fact-based, citing facts about societal problems in the South Side of Chicago area with violence and the lack of adequate grocery stores,” Bopp said, adding that the CFPB also found fault in a remark made by a former Townstone co-owner in a June 2015 program related to the removal of a Confederate flag. “The CFPB is struggling so hard to find evidence of discrimination that they have reached back over five years to quote two statements made by a former-owner, and not by anyone currently at Townstone.”The (CFPB) filed a lawsuit against Townstone Financial Inc. for alleged discriminatory lending practices in the years between 2014 and 2017.The CFPB charged Townstone with violating the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B, its implementing regulation, for allegedly drawing almost no mortgage applications in the predominantly African American neighborhoods in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area and few applications from African Americans throughout the wider Chicago metro market. In its complaint, the CFPB claimed Townstone used its weekly radio shows and podcasts intentionally discouraged African Americans from making mortgage applications and from both living and seeking properties in predominantly African American communities.Townstone is also accused by the CFPB of violating the Consumer Financial Protection Act as a result of its allegedly discriminatory lending practices.The CFPB’s complaint seeks an injunction against Townstone, as well as damages, redress to consumers, and the imposition of a civil money penalty. In announcing its lawsuit, the CFPB stated that its complaint is not a finding or ruling that Townstone has violated the law.center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mortgage Brokerage Responds to CFPB’s Claims  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall July 15, 2020 1,705 Views Related Articleslast_img read more

Brooks crowned Little Miss Brundidge

first_img Next UpThrash congratulated Little Miss Brundidge and expressed confidence that she will be an outstanding ambassador for the town.Mattie May is a second-grader at Banks Primary School and an honor student.“I always try to make good grades and I like math best of all,” Mattie May said. “When I’m at home, I like to ride my four-wheeler and play with my dog, Mexcie. My favorite football team is Alabama and my favorite thing to eat is chicken.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Alabama tax-free holiday begins today Dollar General Store Manager Allen Gilmore stocks the shelves with school supplies in preparation for the tax-free holiday that begins… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Trash said a Little Miss with a dog named Peanut will be just the right one for Brundidge. Brooks crowned Little Miss Brundidge It was suggested to Mattie May that she might want to consider peanut butter as a different choice in favorite foods because Brundidge is the home of the annual Peanut Butter Festival.“Well, my dog’s name is Peanut,” she said with a smile. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Mattie Brooks, a Banks Primary School second grader, was crowed Little Miss Brundidge. She is pictured with her mom, Teresa Murphy, left; dad, Johnny Brooks, right; Thrash, center; and Al and Sheila Rotton, back, owners of the Banks Buy-Rite, Mattie’s sponsor. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)A new Little Miss has been crowned and will represent the City of Brundidge as its youngest ambassador at area events and activities throughout her reign.Seven-year-old Mattie May Brooks of Banks was crowned Little Miss Brundidge Monday and her first official duty as the city’s Little Miss will be a meeting with the members of the Brundidge Business Association.“Mattie May will have an opportunity to meet with our business owners and learn more about the business community that she will represent,” said Jane Thrash, coordinator of the Brundidge Business Association’s annual Miss Brundidge pageant. “She will represent our community in a variety of ways and ribbon cuttings for new businesses will be one of the ways. She will also represent Brundidge in parade, festivals and other special events throughout the year, along with Miss Brundidge, Mary McNally.”center_img Book Nook to reopen Published 12:26 am Friday, August 5, 2011 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Temporal plankton dynamics in a maritime Antarctic Lake

first_imgChanges in abundance, diversity and productivity of plankton in a maritime Antarctic lake were studied between December 1994 and February 1996. There were large intra- and inter-annual fluctuations in population densities, which were related to changing physical and chemical parameters. The plankton included an abundant protozoan population, comprising at least 66 taxa. This is amongst the highest diversities so far reported for Antarctic lakes. Heterotrophic nanoflagellates (HNF) were the most common, with densities between 4 × 104 and 1.5 × 107 l-1, and were the largest contributors to total protozoan carbon biomass for most of the year. Ciliate abundance varied from 4.0 × 100 to 1.4 × 104 l-1 and included taxa from several trophic levels. Numbers of naked amoebae were usually low but occasional patches of high density occurred. An anoxic sump developed in bottom waters at the end of the winter and this contained a distinct population of anaerobic HNF. There was evidence that the excrement of increasing fur seal numbers in the lake catchment over the last 15 years is having an impact on the lake ecosystem. The Chl-a maximum of 49 μg l-1 and primary productivity of up to 40 mgC m-3 h-1 were significantly higher than those reported by previous studies of this lake and continental Antarctic lakes. Increased summer bacterial abundance and productivity, together with higher winter nutrient concentrations, were also noted.last_img read more