Pretoria Portland Cement Co.Ltd (PPC.zw) 2017 Presentation

Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 presentation For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw)  2017 presentation Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange read more

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LOS ANGELES: Nun cultivates ‘Good Seeds’ at juvenile jail

first_imgLOS ANGELES: Nun cultivates ‘Good Seeds’ at juvenile jail The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Fr John Crean says: Joan Barnwell 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 Press Release Service 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Artwork by “Serena” of the “Good Seeds” program at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey, California, expresses her inner turmoil. Clockwise from top left: Sun; God; Rebelision; Anger.[The Episcopal News, Diocese of Los Angeles] Feeling beloved is a tough sell for “Serena,” 15, and the other students in the “Good Seed” classes taught by Episcopal nun Sr. Greta Ronningen at a California juvenile jail.Their schoolwork says so.Like Serena, whose series of colored pencil self-portraits depict “parts” of herself and also illuminate her inner battles:A huge sun;A small white spot showing “God” inside a well of darkness, all of which is nearly swallowed up by bright red anger.Another, of a demon she called “Rebelision,” is a derivative of rebellion and confusion, with question marks for eyes, jagged teeth in a mouth opened in rage, scary enough to evoke tears.Enabling Serena and the other girls to connect with themselves, with one another and with God through art therapy, meditation, journaling, prayer and counseling are aims of Ronningen’s program, also called the “Peace Project.”On May 14, at the urging of her classmates, Serena read from a poem she wrote and titled “Inner Demon”:There’s this inner demon full of flaws and complications,she’s inside of me, here to destroy … she wants to destroy meshe wants me to be sadshe wants me to be depressedand not feel whole but less than halfShe hates me she hates mebut yet she’s a part of meShe hates me She betrayed meShe wants me to be angry …Dressed in prison issue black pants and gray T-shirts, Serena and five other girls who live in the special housing unit at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey file into the classroom Ronnignen has carefully prepared. (The young women’s names have been changed to protect their identities).Their laughter and good-natured banter belies deep hurts, troubled pasts, and overwhelming histories of victimization, abuse, violence. A total of 400 minors are in the facility awaiting trial on a variety of charges; 75 are girls.Ronningen prepares the room for class by popping meditative music into a CD player, distributing colored pencils and paper, rearranging chairs, spraying lavender-scented air freshener for “aromatherapy” and lighting a candle.This particular day, a Monday, Ronningen is teaching on the “sun side” of the unit, a pink building that houses older girls like Serena, ages 15 to 18, charged with serious felonies. The other, or “moon side,” houses younger girls facing less serious charges and is where she teaches on Wednesday afternoons.Though minors, these girls are often labeled by society as monsters, but each was “wounded, hurt and abused” prior to arriving at the facility, Ronningen said. She is a former yoga instructor and business owner turned “subversive” Episcopal nun, who sees traces of herself in these girls, and hopes they can benefit from her own evolution.Through a three-year grant from the Episcopal Church Foundation for transformational ministries, she is able to offer informational classes on stress, anger, forgiveness, power and control, abusive relationships and healing as well as teaching breathing, meditation and other coping skills. She also offers opportunities for Christian formation and faith-building, for deepening relationships with God.“I usually start the class on healing by telling them that I was raped when I was 17 by my stepfather’s best friend,” Ronningen said. “That opens the door for a deeper level of sharing. One class, when I spoke about that, every girl sitting at the table — there were four of them — all four shared their experience of rape. Many tears were shed.”But she adds: “In this environment, it’s tricky to be revealing. Some of these girls are in gangs; some live in neighborhoods that are in conflict with one another. I’m very careful about sharing, but when this came up, it was quite amazing. It helps them build compassion for each other, for the suffering they’ve gone through, and it was very powerful.”The path to healing involves facing past demons and learning new ways of coping, Ronningen added. Her own experiences led her to “risky behavior and drugs and abuse and it prepared a fertile ground from which I do this ministry.”She has served for nearly four years as a chaplain for Prism, the restorative justice ministry of the diocese, visiting inmates at the Twin Towers facility in downtown Los Angeles and other locations. She has also completed three units of clinical pastoral education and is working toward a master’s degree in spiritual formation at the Claremont School of Theology.She is a founding member of the Community of Divine Love, an Episcopal religious order in the Benedictine tradition, in San Gabriel. She had founded the two largest yoga businesses in the United States and continues to teach yoga, including breathing and meditation classes, to cancer patients at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte.She also offers individual counseling.This particular Monday, 15-year-old Christina wanted to stay after class to talk. “There’s a lot of anger in me I wish would be out,” she tells Ronningen, worried that she will spend yet another birthday in jail. She has essentially been on her own since she was nine years old and was arrested at 14 and charged with murder, she says.She isn’t sure how she got to Los Padrinos. “I never did drugs, didn’t drink, I always went to school, I didn’t get into trouble, how am I here?” she says. “I feel like this is a bad dream. I don’t want to be here. I want to be free and with my family, not waking up with strangers, eating at a precise time, lights off at a certain time, with time limits on the phone, my mail is opened, wearing these clothes.“I keep thinking about all the other stuff I could be doing.”Ronningen interjects: “Take a deep breath and get some perspective,” she says. “You are here and you can use this time …“… to be productive,” Christina finishes the sentence. “I have faith,” she concludes. “I hope God has my back. He knows what’s in my heart, who I am, that I don’t want to do bad, that I’m just waiting and ready to go home. I have a lot of hopes that the Peace Project is helping me see what’s truly there.”“I love this,” Ronningen said of her ministry at Los Padrinos. “There’s such a need. There’s such a huge hunger. I just want more people to actually join us. People who have volunteered with Prism just love it.“People who are incarcerated are so hungry,” she said. “They’re so humbled by this brokenness in their lives, by this crisis that there’s an opportunity to bring this nutrient-dense word of God into their lives.”Recently, she was asked to be the godmother for one of her students.Destiny, 15, grew up in Compton. Fresh-faced, soft-voiced, shy, she rakes her hand through her shoulder-length hair as she describes first connecting with Ronningen seven months ago.That was after she graduated from “Level 3 … when they say you want to kill yourself or somebody else.”Ronningen’s revelations about her own experience of rape struck a chord with Destiny, also a victim of sexual abuse. She soaked up all the Good Seed classes she could, repeating the lessons aloud.“What got me was how we can breathe, try different types of breathing, and learning about anger issues and calming ourselves down, to think before we act,” she said.She has learned a great deal, she said, especially about forgiveness and redemption. She hopes to someday work in a hospital, conducting sonograms for expectant mothers. “It represents a new life, new children from God. A healthy life.”“When the holy water was poured on my forehead, I wanted to cry, but I didn’t,” she said of her baptism. “It felt like a new beginning, like I was God’s child.”“I know my life will never be perfect,” she added, “but I will try to maintain the ten commandments from this day forward.”She wants people to know, she said, that whatever the circumstance or situation “whether you’re being abused or bullied, whatever things people do to put you down or see you sad, don’t believe what they’re saying. Love your life.”Destiny, Ronningen said, “is so beautiful, she has hope, she’s such a bright light, she has such a tender heart, having suffered so much. We’ve talked about the idea that she would someday be of great inspiration and hope to others who also suffer.“I think that these girls need to have good seeds planted in their hearts and minds: coping skills, wisdom, love of God,” Ronningen added. “I think that these seeds are planted and will come to fruition in their lives.” June 19, 2012 at 8:37 am The use of art and music therapy with imprisoned women regardless of age facilitates in much inner healing toward wholeness. Good work. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 June 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm God bless you, Sr. Greta, and all your girls. I just wish more of the world could hear about how you’re living your mission and bringing new life, healing and hope to these damaged young women. I understand the need to keep perspective and boundries in work like yours, but sometimes we need to let our stories be told so that they can see living proof that the damage we, too, have sustained can be healed, with God’s help. You bring hope to me, too, that the world CAN be a better place. Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET martha knight says: center_img Tags Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC June 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm Great article, Greta. Wonderful to be connected with you through the Community of Divine Love. Keep up the good work! Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Youth & Young Adults Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments (3) Rector Collierville, TN By Pat McCaughanPosted Jun 18, 2012 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

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Villa 191 / ISV architects

first_img 2011 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/468696/villa-191-isv-architects Clipboard CopyConstruction:ISV constructConstruction Manager:Alexandra PapadimitriouDesign Principal:Alexander Van GilderProject Architect:Anargyros MougiakosCity:AthensCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Giannis Kontos Save this picture!Floor PlanThis single family house is located in Voula, Athens, up on the hill, in a site with extremely steep terrain. The access from the street is at the site’s highest point, which provides with a limitless view to the sea.Save this picture!© Giannis KontosThe pitch of the site, as well as the view, have both been the main factors to determine the design choices made. Because of its steepness/gradient, the house is barely visible from the street.Save this picture!SectionThe access point is at the third and highest level of the building, from where the user descends to the middle level with all the living spaces. The linear organization of the plan, with the rooms laid out successively and perpendicularly to the court, has allowed for unobstructed views from all spaces. Save this picture!© Giannis KontosAt the highest level, except from the main entrance, one finds the bedrooms of the family which all have access to roof terrace. The middle level includes the dining room, the living room and the kitchen. They linearly spread out either into the great balcony to the front or to an outdoor space with the element of water at the side. At the lower level the guest rooms and play rooms can also function as a separate apartment with the panoramic view always remaining unobstructed.Save this picture!© Giannis KontosThe exterior of the building express the linearity of the functional organization and the view-oriented design of the spaces. Therefore, the shape is characterized by a fold with horizontal elements which start from the pool at the living room level and unravel until they meet the bedrooms floor, at the top. The prominent volumes allow for the house and the steep terrain to blend in harmony.The materials chosen enhance the noble appearance of these volumes.  The retaining walls are made of exposed concrete and they juxtapose other building elements which are white plaster finish. Inside, wood is used as the main floor surface and white finish on all walls.Project gallerySee allShow lessHaus Fontanella / Bernardo Bader ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCETICOM Jaén / ER Arquitectos + non ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Villa 191 / ISV architects Photographs Architects: ISV Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Houses 2011 “COPY” photographs:  Anargyros Mougiakos, Giannis Kontos Photographs:  Anargyros Mougiakos, Giannis Kontos + 17 Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/468696/villa-191-isv-architects Clipboard Year:  Greece Villa 191 / ISV architectsSave this projectSaveVilla 191 / ISV architectsSave this picture!© Anargyros MougiakosHouses•Athens, Greece “COPY” CopyAbout this officeISV ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAthensHousesGreecePublished on January 22, 2014Cite: “Villa 191 / ISV architects” 22 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More 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 streamlast_img read more

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First ever charity abseil at world famous Battersea Power Station

first_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 March 2010 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising Events London Advertisement First ever charity abseil at world famous Battersea Power Stationcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis MAG lands first ever Battersea Power Station abseilHundreds will scale world famous landmark to help clear landminesManchester, 26 March 2010: Global landmine clearance charity MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is running the first ever charity abseil off one of the UK’s most iconic buildings in May.More than 300 fundraisers will join activist and comedian Mark Thomas in supporting MAG’s lifesaving work at the event. This is the first time members of the public have ever been allowed to abseil down the side of the legendary Battersea Power Station.The challenge will take place on Sunday 2 May with waves of fundraisers climbing a well-trodden staircase to abseil 100 feet down the wall of the listed building.From the roof participants will catch a whole new view of the city and the Thames before taking a breath, braving the edge, and abseiling down the side.MAG’s Public Fundraising Officer Catherine Smith said: “There are very few places left to become one of the first people since 1985 to see this awesome building close up so be quick if you want to get involved! We’re so grateful to Battersea Power Station for letting us use this phenomenal venue to raise money for our vital cause – the view is amazing, and by taking part you are helping build safer futures for people who have been devastated by conflict. So here’s hoping for sunshine, and bring on the wall!”EndsNotes to editors:The event will run from 10am until 6pm on Sunday 2 May 2010. Entry fee and minimum sponsorship apply. For information on how to register for the abseil visit www.charityabseil.com. Places are limited.For more information about MAG, or about this event, please contact Kate Wiggans, Media & PR Officer on 0161 238 5445 / 07979 343 969 or at [email protected] limited number of journalists will be allowed access to the site on the day of the event. Please contact Kate Wiggans to register interest.For more information about Battersea Power Station please email [email protected] is a humanitarian charity that has been clearing landmines and other deadly remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide since 1989.In 1997 MAG became co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize for its working helping to bring about the international Mine Ban Treaty that banned the use, stockpile and manufacture of anti-personnel landmines. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Protesters in San Antonio, Texas, decry war on migrants at Border Patrol Expo

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this San Antonio, Texas“Border security” is a lethal operation. As the war against migrants rages on under the guise of securing the borders, acts of solidarity with migrants and other oppressed people grow. Many organizations gathered in opposition to the Border Security Expo here on March 11. Demonstrators held up banners and paper-mâché figures of migrants in front of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.WW PHOTO:  Mirinda CrissmanThere, a speaker from the Southwest Workers Union stated: “San Antonio must make a very clear stance that ‘security’ is not enhanced by ramping up the lethality of forces lined up along the border or aggressively targeting immigrants. These are methods of terror. San Antonio should redefine ‘security’ to mean access to food, housing, health care, education and work. These are the things that lead to meaningful, secure lives, not assassinations at borders or deportation of beloved community members.”Other organizations present included RAICES (the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), Autonomous Brown Berets de San Antonio, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere), Poor People’s Campaign, Texas Indigenous Council, Workers World Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation, and Iraq Veterans against the War.These opponents of imperialist violence picketed and chanted in unison at the hall’s exit as convention attendees were leaving. They were further irritated as they had to walk through demonstrators to get to their hotel across the street.Members of Autonomous Brown Berets de San Antonio made it to the roof of the parking garage where they dropped a massive banner, which exclaimed, “Migra out of San Antonio!” Then the protesters busted out miniature cages and banners which read, “Stop Family Separations!” and “Chinga la Migra!” before they began a press conference attended by mostly Spanish media.WW PHOTO: Mirinda CrissmanAfter the press conference, demonstrators marched to the Alamo to crash a Border Patrol ceremony. Spirits were high, and the wide coalition of folks gathered in solidarity made their message heard.Teresa Gutierrez, a national coordinator of FIRE, put the egregious sale of weapons into context: “During the Border Expo, an ‘all-terrain vehicle’ with a gun mount was demonstrated to participants and later published in the news. This show of force is completely offensive not only to migrants dying at the border but every decent human being. While cultural and other activities were cancelled in San Antonio due to COVID-19, the Border Expo went on, demonstrating the priorities of this rotten capitalist system: unending war no matter what.”last_img read more

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Gary Wilhelmi 5/4/2012 Update 2

first_img Gary Wilhelmi 5/4/2012 Update 2 10:52 updateLight volume in all marketsDow off 120 pointsCrude falls 43.09 to 99.45DAX down 1.8%Grain and soybeans little changedHogs resume power dive off $1.50 at $83.42 on JuneCattle tread water off $.20Open outcry trade at CME now under 10% of volume.10:23 updateDow down 105Crude over $2 lower near $100 per barrelCattle trade at 412021 in Nebraska but Kansas and Texas are slow to developLower pork cutoutCash hogs called steady to lower240,000 tons of optional origin corn to Mexico116,000 corn to S Korea120,000 tons of beans to unknownWatch dry HRW areas as soil moisture is deficient9:37 updateDow opens off 55 points following weak jobs reportEuro zone PMI was 46.7 down from 49.1Watch French and Greek electionsConsumers must lead recovery and that is in doubt as reports are mixed and statistics convoluted SHARE FinancialJust 115,000 new jobs reported and unemployment dips.1% to 8.1%US economy in a spring stall?European woes continue with DAX off .5%Crude oil down again at $101.53 off $.1.67Gold down $3 at $1633Dollar index up 8 at 79.30 still in range Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articlePerfect Planting WeekNext articleJohn Deere planting Hoosier Ag Todaycenter_img 12:27 update1-3” of rain possible in Midwest this weekendJuly beans 54 cents off Wednesday highPalm oil weak againKC wheat at lowAlgeria buys 120,000 tons of HRW—routineIndia may export 10 MT of wheat as stocks swell toward 75 MT with a 63 MT cap11:21 updateDAX off 1.8%Spanish stocks down 4% on 10 year auction concernsItaly on it slow off 1.5%Dow now 129 points lower closing in on 13,000NASDAQ falls below 3000 and S&P is down to 1377. By Hoosier Ag Today – May 4, 2012 Home Market Market Watch Gary Wilhelmi 5/4/2012 Update 2 SHARE LivestockA few cattle trade down to $119 in the southBoxed beef choice down $.22 and select up $ .47Short covering headed cattle drive yesterday and hogs followed but faded latePork cutout down $.35 with loin’s off $.14 and hams steadyNo cook out cuts featured for this weekendKills up 2000 cattle and down 12,000 hogs for the weekGrain and soybeansLarge exports 3.47 MT of corn and 1.7 MT of beans but proved to be in the marketWatch for more Chinese bean buying this morningExpanded trading hours at the CME pushed back to 5-21 due to paperworkRains into the weekend in the Midwest then cooler and dryerKansas wheat needs rainS/D report next ThursdayVolatility intensity turning up again—so take the long view and don’t be confused by speculative garbage tradelast_img read more

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Support committees for missing journalists Frédéric Nérac and Guy-André Kieffer challenge presidential candidates

first_img March 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support committees for missing journalists Frédéric Nérac and Guy-André Kieffer challenge presidential candidates Reporters Without Borders, the support committees and families of missing journalists Guy-André Kieffer and Frédéric Nérac met today in Paris four years after the disappearance in Iraq of Nérac to challenge candidates to the French presidential elections to take up their cases.The supporters, who gathered at the place de la Nation under portraits of the missing men, urged the candidates to commit themselves to “work tirelessly for the truth to be established” about the fate of the two journalists.Frédéric Nérac was working for British independent television ITN when he disappeared in the south of Iraq on 22 March 2003. Freelance journalist Guy-André Kieffer, disappeared in Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire on 16 April 2004. “So long as it cannot be said with certainty what happened to Frédéric Nérac and Guy-André Kieffer, we must keep campaigning for the truth to come out. It requires commitment at the highest level of the state to secure concrete results,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Disappearance of Frédéric Nérac On 22 March 2003, as US troops swung round Basra to quickly reach the capital Baghdad, 550 kilometres away, two vehicles carrying ITN staff were caught in the crossfire between Iraqi gunners and American forces to the east of the city, near the Sunni enclave of al-Zubeir. In the first vehicle, Belgian cameraman Daniel Demoustier was injured while veteran British reporter Terry Lloyd was shot dead. A British official investigation revealed that the journalist was first wounded in the back by Iraqi militia and then killed with a bullet to the head, fired by US troops after he was evacuated to a minibus to be treated. The US authorities have so far refused to allow the soldiers from Delta Company who were at the scene to answer to British justice, claiming that the rules of engagement had been observed. The names of the 16 American soldiers implicated in the shooting were revealed by ITN on 19 March 2007.The second ITN vehicle, in which French cameraman Frédéric Nérac and Lebanese interpreter Hussein Othman were travelling, had turned back to escape the shooting when they were intercepted by Iraqi fighters in a machine-gun armed pick-up truck. The two men then mysteriously disappeared. Five investigations were carried out by various independent sources including ITN. Several eye-witnesses said that Iraqi fighters put Nérac and Othman into their vehicle. One of the men apparently drove the ITN vehicle to the offices of the Baath Party in al-Zubeir, where Nérac’s cross-border accreditation was later found. Analysis of the Iraqi pick-up was inconclusive due to the fact it was very badly charred. Four years later, the body of Frédéric Nerac has still not been found. It remains unclear whether the journalist was caught in the crossfire or was taken to the Baath Party headquarters and killed there.Disappearance of Guy-André Kieffer Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Follow the news on Iraq News Organisation IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further Help by sharing this information February 15, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RSF_en News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Receive email alerts December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News Freelance journalist, Guy-André Kieffer, a dual French and Canadian national, who previously worked for French business publication La Tribune and specialised in raw materials, was abducted from the car park of an Abidjan supermarket, at around 1pm on 16 April 2004 after falling into a trap set for him by a member of President Laurent Gbagbo’s entourage. Since then neither his family nor friends have had any news of him. Investigations carried out by two French judges revealed that the journalist was investigating embezzlement of funds within the coffee and cocoa industry in Cote d’Ivoire. He had disturbed the government by revealing its secret use of use of dirty money to fuel war.Michel Legré, brother in law of the wife of President Gbagbo and the last person to have seen the journalist alive, along with a captain in the Ivorian army believed to have led the gang of kidnappers, have been questioned in the case, but the investigation stalled because of government obstruction and a lack of political will in France. Reporters Without Borders, support committees and families of Frédéric Nérac and Guy-André Kieffer rallied today in the place de la Nation in Paris under portraits of the two missing journalists, four years to the day from the disappearance of Nérac, to appeal to candidates in the French presidential elections to seek the truth about their fate. December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Supreme court green light for permanent press censorship

first_img May 29, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the supreme court’s failure, at a hearing on 11 November, to block all of the repressive measures the government has adopted against the Nepalese media including a 9 October ordinance banning independent radio news broadcasts. The stance taken by the court confirms the lack of judicial independence and will have disastrous consequences for the news media, the press freedom organisation said. ______________________________________________________________12.10.05Government decrees additional curbs on news mediaReporters Without Borders today roundly condemned a government ordinance issued at King Gyanendra’s behest on 9 October that imposes drastic new curbs on the Nepalese news media. The ordinance bans all news broadcasts, criminalizes all press offences, imposes a ten-fold increase in fines for press law violations, and forbids the news media to cover “subjects that could have negative effects for political parties” or “which have as an aim a revolt against the government making use of violence.”Referred to by the authorities as “Ordinance 2062 amending various acts concerning the news media,” it also bans any individual or organisation from obtaining a new licence to operate print, broadcast or Internet media.It amends six press laws that took effect in May: the Radio Act, the National News Agency Act, the Press and Publication Act, the Press Council Act, the National Broadcasting Act and the Defamation Act.The ordinance has been widely criticised by media watchdog groups including the Federation of Nepalese Journalists and the Save Independent Radio Movement, and an appeal against it has been lodged with the supreme court. June 8, 2020 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific November 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme court green light for permanent press censorship Follow the news on Nepal Organisation Receive email alerts NepalAsia – Pacific Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Newscenter_img to go further Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Reporters Without Borders today condemned the supreme court’s failure, at a hearing on 11 November, to block all of the repressive measures the government has adopted against the Nepalese media including a 9 October ordinance banning independent radio news broadcasts.The stance taken by the court confirms the lack of judicial independence and will have disastrous consequences for the news media, the press freedom organisation said.“We deplore the supreme court’s ruling and we call on the government to repeal the 9 October ordinance and rescind all of the other draconian measures taken against the press since King Gyanendra’s power grab in February,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We point out that the king himself said he wanted to restore democracy at the South Asia summit on 12 November and we urge him to keep his promises,” the organisation added.The supreme court hearing was held in response to a petition by the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, the Nepalese Bar Association and other professional groups. By refusing to block the ordinance, the court has given it the force of law and has indirectly given a green light to press censorship, in violation of constitutional rights.The ordinance imposes drastic new curbs on the Nepalese media including a ban on news programmes on independent radio stations. Radio Kantipur FM 96.1 immediately suspended its news broadcasts in response.“Street demonstrations are our last resort,” said Narayan Wagle, the editor of one of Nepal’s most popular newspapers. “The supreme court’s decision has dashed all of the journalists’ hopes.” More than 200 lawyers wearing black armbands protested outside the supreme court building on 13 November. News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Keeping Up With Compliance Trends

first_img Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago HOUSING mortgage 2017-10-16 Nicole Casperson in Daily Dose, Events, Featured Home / Daily Dose / Keeping Up With Compliance Trends About Author: Nicole Casperson Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Tagged with: HOUSING mortgage Related Articles October 16, 2017 1,385 Views center_img DS News talks with Rushmore Loan Management AVP Jacqueline Pardue to discuss some of the difficulties in compliance and vendor management. How do you help to standardize vendor management process in an industry that has so many different standards? See the exclusive interview here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Keeping Up With Compliance Trends Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Market Update: Home Sales’ Status Next: Ask the Economist: Selma Hepp on Economic Growth Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on Morningstar, CoreLogic, and More …

first_img Previous: FHA Announces Expanded Mortgage Relief for Disaster Victims Next: Mortgage Delinquencies Dip, Foreclosure Starts Spike Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Which companies are merging, and what professionals are moving? See some highlights in this update of the housing and mortgage industries.Chicago-headquartered Morningstar Credit Ratings has announced the appointment of Brian Grow as President of the company. In his new role Grow will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s business and will be based out of New York. He will report to Haywood Kelly, Head of Global research at Morningstar, the company said in a statement.“Brian has proven to be an extremely effective leader and has helped take Morningstar Credit Ratings from a single-asset class to a full-service and diverse rating agency,” said Kelly. “His analytical and technical expertise, high-quality standards, and history of strategic decision-making will support Morningstar in its mission to help investors reach their financial goals. I look forward to working closely with Brian to continue building our ratings and research offerings.”____________________________________________________________________CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, recently announced that Pete Carroll has joined the CoreLogic Government Affairs team as Executive, Public Policy & Industry Relations. Carroll brings housing finance and policy experience to the company and will report to Stuart Pratt, Global Head of Public Policy & Industry Relations. Most recently, Carroll served as EVP of Quicken Loans where he led the development and discussion of Quicken’s positions on a broad spectrum of policy issues. Earlier, he was SVP, Capital Markets, at Wells Fargo and was the Assistant Director, Office of Mortgage Markets, at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.“Pete is an accomplished executive who can elevate CoreLogic insights and exercise influence on policy, strategy and innovation to support the transformation of the housing finance sectors here in Washington,” said Pratt. “Pete and I will work together to continue to strengthen the voice and presence of CoreLogic in key government, agency and client discussions.”____________________________________________________________________Black Knight, Inc., a provider of software, data, and analytics solutions to the mortgage and consumer loan, real estate, and capital market verticals based in Jacksonville, Florida, announced the pricing of the previously announced underwritten public offering by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. of 8,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a public offering price of $46.70 pursuant to a shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company has agreed to repurchase from the underwriter 2,000,000 shares of the 8,000,000 shares of common stock being sold by the Selling Shareholder at a per-share purchase price equal to the price payable by the underwriter to the Selling Shareholder. As such, only 6,000,000 shares of the 8,000,000 shares of common stock being sold by the Selling Shareholder will be sold to the public. The Selling Shareholder will receive all of the net proceeds from this offering. No shares are being sold by the Company. The offering is expected to close on February 15, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.____________________________________________________________________Arch Capital Group Ltd, the Bermuda-based financial services firm reported a net income of $203.5 million, a 9.9 percent annualized return on average common equity, compared to $62.4 million for the 2016 fourth quarter. The after-tax operating income to Arch common shareholders stood at $187.4 million, a 9.1 percent return on average common equity during the quarter.The company reported pre-tax catastrophic losses, net of reinsurance and reinstatement premiums, of $0.8 million, reflecting $68.4 million from the California wildfires, $1.5 million from other events and $69.1 million of reductions on the 2017 third quarter hurricane events. Arch’s book value per common share was $60.91 on December 31, 2017, a 2.2 percent increase from $59.61 per share in the prior quarter and a 10.4% increase from $55.19 per share during the same period in the prior year. 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