First Quantum Minerals Q32011 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2011 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgBeta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileBeta Glass Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells glassware for the local market in Nigeria and for international export. The company supplies glass bottles and containers to the soft drinks, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors in Nigeria as well as exports to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritius, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Beta Glass Company has manufacturing plants in Agbara Ogun state and in Ughelli Delta state. The company is a subsidiary of Frigoglass Industries Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Beta Glass Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) Q42020 Interim Report

first_imgEkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng)  2020 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileEkoCorp Plc provides hospital and medical care services in Nigeria through direct health and medical insurance carriers. These include medical practitioners, dieticians, diabetic nurse educators, foot care specialists and ophthalmologists. Consultant services include general surgery, orthopedic surgery, grammatology, otorhinolaryngology audiology and speech therapy, dental surgery, radiology, Physiotherapy, endoscopy, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, radiotherapy and oncology. EkoCorp Plc offers immunological screening for thyroid antibodies, thyroid adrenal anti-nuclear antibodies and pediatric endocrinology services. Other services address healthcare needs for ENT, dental, vision, auditory, dialysis, pathology, psychiatric and prostate screening and diagnostics. The company also provides extended cover protection for dread disease, medical complications as well as general life insurance cover. A subsidiary of EkoCorp Plc manufactures a range of pharmaceutical preparations. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. EkoCorp Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I’d invest £2k in this FTSE 100 7.9% yielder inside a Stocks and Shares ISA

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Harvey Jones Harvey Jones | Saturday, 25th January, 2020 | More on: AV I’d invest £2k in this FTSE 100 7.9% yielder inside a Stocks and Shares ISA 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. 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.center_img 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. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. The stock market doesn’t just offer you share price growth, it amplifies your returns by paying generous dividend income as well. Over the long run, this is a winning combination that can really turbocharge your wealth.If you invest inside a Stocks and Shares ISA, you can take your returns free of tax, for life. Some people like to stick to the simplicity of a FTSE 100 tracker that follows the fortunes of the UK’s top 100 blue-chips. But I would also suggest adding individual stocks to speed up your returns, such as this household name.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…Viva AvivaAviva (LSE: AV) offers general insurance, protection, pensions, investments, annuities and equity release products to customers in the UK, as well as financial services in Europe, Canada and Asia. Worldwide, it has a massive 33m customers. The UK gives it a solid domestic base, while its overseas operations should offer diversification and faster growth opportunities.This is a solid FTSE 100 company with a market cap of £16.17bn, but lately it has been a frustrating hold for investors. The Aviva share price has underperformed, and now trades 24% lower than it did five years ago. Over the same period, the FTSE 100 as a whole grew 9.5%.Investors have been complaining that Aviva lacks direction and a robust strategy, while competition in the life insurance market is tough, and profit growth has been sluggish. Management is now responding by simplifying the business into five operating divisions, while selling its stake in its Hong Kong unit to joint-venture partner Hillhouse Capital.Holding on in ChinaThat won’t be the end of its disposals, as Aviva is looking to sell its operations in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Indonesia, although CEO Maurice Tulloch appears keen to hang on to China and Singapore, which delivered double-digit operating profit growth in 2018.Activist investors are on Tulloch’s case, demanding a more radical break-up, so everything is up in the air right now. If you buy the stock today, you may have to sit through that uncertainty, but don’t let that be a deal-breaker, because now may actually be a good entry point.If the overhaul pays off, this could drive the Aviva share price higher. If you wait until things are clearer, you will miss out on any recovery. Aviva’s stock is due an upwards revaluation, given that it trades at a rock bottom valuation of just 6.9 times forecast earnings, well below the FTSE 100 average of 18.06.While you wait, you will receive one of the most generous yields around, as Aviva is forecast to yield an astonishing 7.9% next year. High dividends can sometimes be unsustainable, but the board recently restated its commitment to a progressive policy, and the payout should be nicely covered 1.8 times by earnings.Aviva will sort itself out, I feel. If you buy at today’s cut price, you can afford to wait for the revival, while reinvesting that generous dividend to build up your share in the business.last_img read more

Stock market crash: Shares of TUI, IAG, easyJet, and Carnival are falling fast. Here’s how I’m investing £1,000 now

first_img We may have put the stock market crash behind us, but some stocks are still seeing hard times. Shares of travel companies like TUI and Carnival, and aviation stocks like IAG and easyJet are falling fast today. As I write, EZJ is the hardest hit, with a 12.3% share price fall. It’s followed by TUI with a 12% decline. IAG (-8%) and Carnival (-6%) follow suit.Risk aversion on the riseWhy is this happening? The UK has imposed quarantine measures for Spain, which is causing fresh panic. But I think that rising risk aversion was evident even earlier. After two months of solid gains, the FTSE 100 index has slipped in July. It isn’t a big fall – less than 1% on average compared to June – but it is a decline nevertheless. Risk aversion is also visible in gold prices, which have reached all time highs. In fact, according to one fund manager, in the next few years, they could double from their current levels. If there’s one investment that’s a hedge against riskier financial assets like equities, it’s gold. This suggests that while we might have overcome the stock market crash, there’s still a heightened sense among investors that we aren’t out of the woods yet.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…Safe bets in a stock market crash When risk aversion rises, investors lean towards safer stocks or those with clear prospects. For instance, FTSE 100 utilities like National Grid and Severn Trent are actually gaining in today’s trading. So are accounting software provider Relx, pest control and hygiene services company Rentokil Initial, and consumer goods manufacturer Unilever. With their relatively stable financials, all these companies, save Rentokil Initial, are also dividend payers. It’s not that their dividend yields are sky high, but at a time when many have stopped paying dividends altogether, they stand out. Moreover, their trading updates aren’t disasters; some are actually encouraging. Consider Unilever, which has shown an increase in earnings per share recently. The fallersCompare this to companies like Carnival, TUI, easyJet, and IAG. All of them have been hit pretty badly by the lockdowns. All of them had to avail of the government’s Covid-19 financing facility as their operations came to a standstill. With the lockdowns coming to an end, they can breathe a sigh of relief, but only just. The economy is still in recession, which will continue to impact travel and tourism. As a result, as risk aversion rises, I reckon these are the first stocks that investors would like to avoid, stock market crash or not. I’m not entirely averse to these stocks however. I think they do hold long-term value, but they also require patience and conviction. If I have to invest £1,000 today in these stocks, I’d buy them and forget about it for at least the remainder of 2020. If I can’t do that, I’d look at safer stocks to hedge myself in case there’s another stock market crash. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Manika Premsingh 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. Stock market crash: Shares of TUI, IAG, easyJet, and Carnival are falling fast. Here’s how I’m investing £1,000 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. Manika Premsingh | Monday, 27th July, 2020 Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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 Manika Premsingh owns shares of easyJet. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Carnival, RELX, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Obispos y cónyuges se enteran de primera mano de la…

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 19, 2016 Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID House of Bishops, 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Karen Weaver, alcaldesa de Flint, habla sobre la crisis de agua de la ciudad durante una sesión informativa en la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo. El obispo Todd Ousley, obispo de la Diócesis de Michigan Oriental, a la extrema derecha, y el Rdo. Dan Scheid, rector de San Pablo, organizaron el encuentro como la primera parada de un recorrido por los ministerios de la Iglesia Episcopal en Flint para los obispos, sus cónyuges y otras personas. También participaron el senador estatal Jim Ananich (D-Flint), líder de la minoría del Senado de Michigan, a la izquierda, y el Dr. Larry Reynolds, pediatra y miembro del Equipo Asesor sobre el Agua en Flint. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Flint, Michigan] Aun antes de que la crisis hidráulica en Flint, Michigan, se convirtiera en una emergencia nacional a fines de enero, la Diócesis Episcopal de Michigan Oriental estaba distribuyendo agua y asociándose con otras iglesias y agrupaciones para responder a lo que el obispo Todd Ousley llamó “el abandono sistemático e intencional” de los residentes de la ciudad por parte del gobierno.En Flint, como en muchas de las partes de Michigan que padecen el deterioro de la industria automotriz, “hay una constante y sistemática ignorancia de los apuros de las personas [que viven] en la pobreza y de las personas de color”, dijo Ousley a un grupo de obispos, sus cónyuges y otras personas que lo acompañaron en un viaje a Flint el 17 de septiembre.Un sesenta por ciento de los aproximadamente 96.000 residentes de la ciudad son afroamericanos y un 41,6 de los residentes de Flint viven por debajo del umbral de la pobreza, uno de los índices de pobreza más altos en Estados Unidos.La Iglesia Episcopal en Michigan Oriental reconoció que fue llamada a responder a las necesidades humanas en Flint y que la respuesta se convirtió en evangelización activa, dijo Ousley. Y los episcopales respondieron “en relación con las personas que nos dicen cuáles son sus preocupaciones y necesidades”, afirmó.El viaje del 17 de septiembre fue parte del programa de la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos que sesiona del 15 al 20 de septiembre en la vecina Detroit.La crisis hidráulica se ha convertido para los episcopales de Michigan Oriental en una manera de “vivir deliberadamente el Pacto Bautismal de una manera a la que no nos habíamos tenido que enfrentar en el pasado”, dijo Ousley.El llamado a socorrer las necesidades de los residentes de Flint en el corto plazo, y a abogar por soluciones y cambios sistémicos a largo plazo, es lo que Ousley llamó una “clara intersección” de todas las promesas del Pacto Bautismal.“Uno no podría decir que esto es sólo un problema de justicia o que esto es sólo un problema de dignidad”, dijo él. “Está enfrascado en la totalidad del Pacto Bautismal”.El Rdo. Dan Scheid, rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo en Flint, presenta a Danielle Brown, directora ejecutiva del Centro Cristo para la Superación, quien habló acerca de cómo Flint necesita a personas inspiradas a ministrar y que también sepan o estén dispuestas a aprender acerca de las necesidades de la ciudad. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.O, en las palabras de Danielle Brown, directora ejecutiva del Centro Cristo para la Superación [Christ Enrichment Center] “no puedes tirar por la borda a toda una ciudad en mi presencia”.Pero “tirar por la borda a una ciudad” es lo que Ousley dijo que ha estado sucediendo en Flint durante décadas.Michigan ha tenido durante mucho tiempo la reputación de haber sido líder del movimiento antiesclavista, y posteriormente de crear una movilidad ascensional sin precedentes para los afroamericanos, dijo Ousley. “Pero también tiene el historial de ser, no obstante, uno de los campos de actuación de la dominación blanca y de la reconfiguración de la esclavitud”, señaló él.Ousley arguyó que la migración de afroamericanos a Michigan después de la segunda guerra mundial se produjo en una era cuando los trabajadores blancos de la industria automotriz o bien pasaban a la gerencia de la industria o se iban en busca de empleos a otra parte.En tanto la industria automotriz de EE.UU. comenzaba su decadencia de décadas, Flint se vio afectada económicamente y al final perdió más de la mitad de sus residentes.Mientras tanto, la necesidad de un suministro de agua potable en Flint se ignoró durante años, dijo Ousley, mientras General Motors descargaba “miles de millones de galones de desechos en el río Flint, que era el suministro de agua potable de la ciudad”. Según Ousley, el río llegó a estar tan contaminado que los funcionarios municipales de Flint comenzaron a tener acceso al acueducto de Detroit. El preció que Detroit cobraba hizo de las tasas de agua de Flint las más elevadas del país.Ousley dijo también que él ve la historia de Flint, en parte, como muestra de un racismo ambiental [que responde] a un antiguo patrón de localizar a personas de color en zonas donde era probable que hubiera un alto nivel de contaminación en el suelo y en las vías fluviales”.Hay ahora hectáreas de terrenos abandonados en Flint donde se alzaron alguna vez las fábricas de automóviles de GM y la fuerza laboral de la GM en Flint ha descendido de 80.000 obreros a unos 5.000. Según la base impositiva declinaba, los funcionarios municipales, y más recientemente los administradores de emergencia nombrados por el gobernador y con poderes casi ilimitados, comenzaron a vender bienes municipales para pagar las facturas.“Nos han despojado de todo”, dijo la alcaldesa Karen Weaver al grupo durante la escala en la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo [St. Paul’s Episcopal Church] en el centro de Flint.La iglesia episcopal de San Pablo, que se convirtió en un centro de distribución de agua, es un ejemplo de cómo esas fuerzas económicas jugaron con las vidas de la gente. General Motors se fundó en Flint y sólo más tarde se mudó al sureste de Detroit. A San Pablo una vez se le conoció como “los directivos de General Motors en oración”, dijo Ousley.Ahora, la parroquia es “una sombra de lo que fue una vez” en términos de finanzas y miembros, pero tiene un rico legado de dotaciones de esos miembros del pasado. Esas dotaciones contribuyen a su ministerio con los residentes de Flint que se han quedado a la zaga.En abril de 2014, el administrador de emergencias de Flint, en una medida para ahorrar dinero, ordenó que el suministro de agua pasara temporalmente del acueducto de Detroit al del río Flint hasta que Flint pudiera construir su propio acueducto para traer el agua del lago Hurón, que le suministra el agua a Detroit. Al mismo tiempo, el administrador de emergencia, buscando ahorrar $100 diarios, ordenó que el agua no fuese tratada con un producto químico para evitar que pasara plomo de las cañerías al agua que corría por ellas. Según el New York Times, el estado le había dicho, equivocadamente, a los funcionarios [municipales] de Flint que las ordenanzas federales no exigían el tratamiento con productos químicos,A esto siguió luego una serie de pruebas falsificadas, de advertencias que fueron ignoradas y de denuncias de los residentes de decoloración y mal olor en el agua, así como de erupciones en la piel, que fueron desestimadas. En octubre de 2014, General Motors cambió el suministro de agua para sus restantes operaciones en Flint para el lago Hurón, porque el agua de Flint estaba corroyendo las piezas de metal en sus fábricas.Mucho antes de que los funcionarios locales volvieran a cambiar de nuevo el agua de la ciudad para el sistema del acueducto de Detroit y se retractaran de las garantías [que habían dado] sobre la calidad del agua de Flint, las iglesias y otras organizaciones comunitarias se pusieron a trabajar.“La gracia de Dios pasó a vuelo de pájaro por este lugar” al día siguiente de que la crisis de agua de Flint llegara a ser evidente, dijo Craig Leavitt, obrero metalúrgico de General Motors y actual guardián menor de San Pablo que dirige el Ministerio Comunitario Multicultural del Centro Urbano de Flint. Leavitt habló en la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés en el este de la ciudad, a un grupo de obispos, sus cónyuges y otras personas que estaban haciendo un recorrido por los sitios del ministerio de la Iglesia Episcopal en Flint. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo respondió enseguida y resultó asombroso, según Craig Leavitt, ex obrero metalúrgico de GM y actual guardián menor de San Pablo, que dirige el Ministerio Comunitario Multicultural del Centro Urbano [Downtown Crossover Outreach Ministry] de Flint.“Casi antes de que (la alcaldesa de Flint) Karen Weaver abriera la boca para decir que teníamos plomo en el agua, ellos estaban aquí”, le dijo él al grupo durante su escala en la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés [St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church] en la parte este de la ciudad.También llegaron subvenciones de las diócesis de Michigan Oriental y Michigan Occidental, y donaciones provenientes de parroquias del bajo Michigan. San Pablo se asoció con San Andrés y con el Centro Cristo para la Superación, junto con otras organizaciones, para brindarles a los residentes acceso al agua potable. El flujo de donaciones fue tremendo y, según dijo Ousley “probablemente tengamos suficiente agua embotellada para sobrevivir durante décadas”.Las colaboraciones que se forjaron en esos tiempos se mantienen ahora concentradas en las necesidades permanentes de décadas futuras. Esas necesidades incluyen acceso a la educación y a los llamados alimentos que mitigan los efectos del plomo, así como asesoría espiritual y psicológica. El Centro Cristo para la Superación, fundado por congregaciones episcopales vecinas, se encuentra a la vanguardia en responder a muchos de los necesitados de educación y apoyo.Existe también la interrogante de cómo los residentes de Flint pueden afrontar el costo de remplazar las cañerías del agua de sus casas que se han visto irreversiblemente afectadas por la corrosión. Incluso los residentes que cuentan con el dinero para hacerlo, estarían invirtiendo en una casa que vale menos de la mitad de lo que valía en 2008, apuntó Ousley.Y existe otra necesidad, le dijo Weaver al grupo en San Pablo: esperanza, signos visibles de esperanza. El municipio ha comenzado a reemplazar las cañerías dañadas en la parte municipal del acueducto y esa obra está ofreciendo un destello de esa esperanza. Todas las casas han podido conseguir un filtro de agua, pero los filtros están instalados en las cocinas, dijo Weaver, no en los baños, y, por consiguiente, la mayoría de las personas no tiene agua filtrada para bañarse. Los indigentes aún pasan trabajo para encontrar agua potable, añadió ella.Y persiste la desconfianza. A los residentes les dijeron durante meses que el agua era buena, ¿cómo van a creer en esas garantías ahora?, preguntó Weaver.Entre tanto, el Senado de EE.UU. dio un pequeño paso la semana pasada para ayudar a Flint. El 15 de septiembre, en una votación de 95 a 3, aprobó la Ley de Desarrollo de Recursos Hidráulicos que autoriza a gastar $270 millones para ayudar a Flint y a otras comunidades pobres que se han visto afectadas por el agua contaminada con plomo. Es una suma útil, le dijo al grupo Jim Ananich (D-Flint) y líder de la minoría del Senado de Michigan, pero sigue siendo una “gota en el cubo” si se le compara con lo que su ciudad necesita.Sin embargo, el proyecto de ley no incluye ninguna financiación inmediata y, en su lugar, aprueba proyectos para futuros gastos federales de los comités de asignaciones del Congreso. La Cámara de Representantes aún no ha votado sobre el proyecto de ley y su versión no incluye a Flint, aunque los que respaldan su inclusión están tratando de remediar eso.Enfrentar el futuro de Flint conllevará fe combinada con experiencia, dijo Brown, directora del Centro Cristo de Superación, quien le dijo al grupo que ella no es episcopal, pero que acude a hacer su trabajo con el fervor de una evangelista.“Estoy entrenada como una profesional de servicios humanos, pero soy también una santa de Dios”, y agregó, “si ustedes tienen una pasión de servir al pueblo de Dios y saben qué hacer, o tienen un deseo de aprender a hacerlo o incluso de traer a personas que sepan hacerlo, luego colaborativamente pueden ver en verdad algún espléndido éxito dentro del ministerio”.Ousley dijo que hace cinco años cuando Brown ocupó la presidencia del centro, el futuro del mismo era dudoso debido a una administración inepta, una falta de capacidad para hacer el trabajo esperado y conflictos entre y dentro de las iglesias episcopales que auspiciaban el centro. “Pero había lealtad”, añadió él, y Brown aportó “gran sacrificio y creatividad” —y calma cuando el cielorraso de su oficina le cayó encima. Revivir el centro significó repensar la colaboración congregacional y diocesana, apuntó Ousley.Para él, el crecimiento del centro en el ministerio es un símbolo de la respuesta de la diócesis a la crisis de Flint.“No doy gracias por la crisis del agua, sino por la oportunidad de ser la Iglesia en medio de esa crisis que nos ha fortalecido como Iglesia y como cristianos individuales”, afirmó.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Call for threatened radio director to be given effective protection

first_img Follow the news on Honduras Receive email alerts News RSF_en May 16, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for threatened radio director to be given effective protection Reporters Without Borders condemns the death threats against Radio Globo director David Romero and calls on the national human rights agency to guarantee the safety of Romero and his staff. Romero said on the air on 14 May that he received the threats after revealing information about an alleged case of embezzlement of government funds that is said to involve President Juan Orlando Hernández.Speaking on “Interpretando la Noticia,” a programme broadcast by Radio Globo and its sister Globo TV, Romero said he had obtained a video of a meeting implicating Hernández and the managers of 30 bogus companies that were created to embezzle funds from the Honduran Institute for Social Security (IHSS). Hernández was congressional speaker at the time.This is not the first time Radio Globo has exposed this kind of scandal at the IHSS. In 2013, cheques worth a total of 50 million lempiras (2 million euros) were allegedly sent to the ruling National Party and to companies that were fronts for collecting funds to finance Hernández’s election campaign.Denying claims that he was involved in a conspiracy against the president, Romero said he was revealing this information solely out of journalistic duty. He added that he was ready to face any further threats against him.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, Romero learned of the existence of these threats from an intelligence official, who told him that a contract had been put out on him and that two hit-men had even been hired to carry it out.This warning should not be taken lightly. Radio Globo and Globo TV have paid dearly for their status as opposition media outlets since the 2009 coup. Five of their employees have been murdered since 2011. The latest was Erick Arriaga, a journalist who was gunned down on 23 February without a thorough investigation ever being carried out. “We hail the courage of Radio Globo’s director, who continues to do his job of providing information in the public interest, despite the grave threats being made against him,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“Although police protection has just been put in place, it is essential that the Honduran National Commission for Human Rights (CONADEH) should ensure that the protection is effective and that an independent, impartial and thorough investigation is being carried out to identify those responsible for the threats.” A key witness in the IHSS scandal was meanwhile gunned down on the afternoon of 14 May in the northern city of San Pedro Sula. At least 300 million dollars were allegedly involved in the embezzlement case exposed by Radio Globo, which dates back to 2012/13.IHSS director Mario Roberto Zelaya Rojas was fired in November 2013, after the initial revelations, and was arrested in September 2014. The case is all the sensitive because the government had a law adopted at the start of this month that privatizes the IHSS. The effects include a cut in public funding and a cut in the size of IHSS pensions.Honduras is one of Latin America’s most dangerous countries for journalists. Murders of journalists have risen since a military coup in 2009 and laws adopted by Hernández reinforcing the militarization of society and control mechanisms have directly affected access to information.Honduras is ranked 132nd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation HondurasAmericas RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin Americacenter_img to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more (Logo: AFP) News Reports HondurasAmericas last_img read more

Foreclosure Rates: Back to the Future

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Unlocking Loss Mitigation Next: Fitch: Servicers Prepared for Economic Downturn Tagged with: Ben Graboske. Black Knight Delinquency Rate foreclosure completions foreclosure rate Foreclosure Starts Mortgage Loan Delinquencies mortgage loan originations Mortgage Loan Performance Mortgage Market Monitor Mortgage Refinances Serious Delinquency Rate The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Foreclosure Rates: Back to the Future Ben Graboske. Black Knight Delinquency Rate foreclosure completions foreclosure rate Foreclosure Starts Mortgage Loan Delinquencies mortgage loan originations Mortgage Loan Performance Mortgage Market Monitor Mortgage Refinances Serious Delinquency Rate 2019-02-04 Krista Franks Brock Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago For the first time since the financial crisis of 2008, several mortgage loan metrics are returning to pre-recession averages, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor Report, released Monday by the Data and Analytics division of Black Knight, Inc. Loan delinquencies, serious loan delinquencies, active foreclosures, and non-current inventory—both foreclosures and delinquencies—all ended the year at lows not seen since before the recession.“Across the board, 2018 year-end numbers are good news from a mortgage performance perspective,” said Black Knight’s Data and Analytics Division President Ben Graboske.He went on to say, “These year-end numbers are further proof of what we’ve been observing for some time now. The high credit quality and corresponding lower risk we’ve seen in the post-crisis origination market for the better part of a decade continue to pay dividends in terms of mortgage performance.”Overall, 3.88 percent of mortgage loans across the nation are delinquent as of the end of 2018. This is down 18 percent from a year earlier. Black Knight acknowledged that this number is inflated by the effects of hurricanes over the past year and a half, but it found that even in areas not impacted by hurricanes and hurricane-related moratoria, delinquencies were down 11 percent from a year earlier.Black Knight anticipates delinquencies could fall even further and could even hit new post-recession lows by spring.The share of loans across the nation that are seriously delinquent at the end of 2018 was 0.99 percent, the lowest rate since 2004 and down 16 percent from a year earlier. When excluding hurricane-impacted markets, serious delinquencies are down 14 percent over the year.Colorado had the lowest serious delinquency rate in the nation at just 0.37 percent. Mississippi had the highest rate at 3.06 percent. Not only was Mississippi’s rate three times the national average, but also it is 50 percent higher than the rate recorded in any other state.Foreclosure starts and foreclosure sales both hit an 18-year low, according to Black Knight’s data. Just 576,000 homes began the foreclosure process in 2018, accounting for 1.12 percent of all active loans, and 175,000 foreclosure sales were completed over the year, down 25 percent from a year ago.Colorado posted not only the lowest foreclosure start rate in the nation at the end of the year but also the “lowest annual foreclosure start rate of any state since Black Knight began reporting the data in 2000,” according to Black Knight. Colorado’s foreclosure start rate was 0.38 percent.Overall, the foreclosure rate is down 19 percent over the year in 2018, falling to 0.52 percent, which is below long-term norms, according to Black Knight. A handful of states experienced greater than 30 percent declines in their foreclosure rates in 2018, including New Jersey, Oregon, Nevada, Washington D.C., and Utah.The states with the highest percentage of non-current loans were Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, West Virginia, and Arkansas. The states with the lowest share of non-current loans were North Dakota, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. Black Knight pointed out that while recent loan originations have fared well, “a large number of aged foreclosures remain as fallout from the financial crisis.”There are about 60,000 loans in foreclosure for which the borrower hasn’t made a payment in more than two years, and there are about 40,000 loans for which a borrower has not made a payment in at least five years. However, the rate of aged foreclosure inventory is dropping. The number of foreclosures that have been in the pipeline five or more years declined by 35 percent over the year. Aged foreclosures are clustered in New York and Florida, which claim 40 percent and 20 percent of aged foreclosure loans, respectively.Black Knight also noted that drops in mortgage rates over the past two months have led to a more than 50 percent increase in the number of borrowers who may have an incentive to refinance—an additional 1 million borrowers. However, many of these borrowers had a perceived incentive to refinance over the past few years when rates were even lower and did not. “This suggests the impact of incentive gains may be more limited than the numbers suggest.”center_img February 4, 2019 4,146 Views Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Rates: Back to the Future The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Krista Franks Brock in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Market Studies Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Gallagher still in the hunt for the final Midlands North West EU seat

first_imgNews Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Counting in the European Elections Midlands Northwest constituency will resume at 9 o’clock this morning.Independent Luke Ming Flanagan was the first MEP for the region elected yesterday – meaning there’s now three seats left to be filled.Speaking in Castlebar after his election last night, Luke Ming Flanagan said his campaign was about people power……Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/mingelection.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Sinn Fein’s Matt Carthy Fine Gaels Mairead Mc Guinness will take the next two seats, and It looks as though the fight for the last seat in that count will be between outgoing MEPs Pat the Cope Gallagher and Marian Harkin.After the third count in Castlebar last night, Marian Harkin was on 77,798, Pat the Cope Gallagher was on 62,071 votes and his party colleague Senator Thomas Byrne on 58,505.The quota is 129,290. LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Previous article22-year-old man who died in St Johnston tragedy named locally as Oisin CrawfordNext articleMc Brearty says Gilmore’s resignation is “too little, too late” News Highland Facebook By News Highland – May 27, 2014 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gallagher still in the hunt for the final Midlands North West EU seat WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter Google+ Google+last_img read more

Cope accuses Government of no progress in on-going motor insurance crisis

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Cope accuses Government of no progress in on-going motor insurance crisis 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook A Donegal Deputy is calling on the Government to intervene and take action on the ongoing motor insurance crisis.Premiums are increasing by 50% to 80 % or more in some cases and placing pressure on motorists seeking to renew their annual premiums.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallgher believes the Government has made no progress to date on the issue:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/coperwaw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – October 5, 2016 Twittercenter_img Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleReport by expert panel on Mica issue in Donegal to be completed by DecemberNext articleDeclan Bonner linked with Cavan but Donegal U21’s is priority admin Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more