The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited (STANCH.bw)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Botswana is a leading financial services company in Botswana; operating in the retail, corporate and institutional banking sector. The first branch was opened in 1897 which makes it the oldest financial institution in Botswana. Standard Chartered operates a network of 17 branches and agencies located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and supported by a Loan Centre and Customer Call Centre. The retail banking division offers a range of transactional products and services, as well as solutions for wealth management and SME banking and lending. The Corporate and Institutional banking division caters for local businesses as well as multi-national corporations; with a product portfolio that includes cash management, trade services, syndications and lending, treasury services, foreign exchange, currency options, government bonds, high-yield deposits and liquidity management products. Standard Chartered Bank is highly respected for its adherence to corporate government standards and its commitment to uplift communities in Botswana through a dedicated community programme.last_img read more

2 FTSE 250 dividend growth stocks I’d buy right now

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address While the FTSE 100 is generally considered to be one of the best places to find dividend growth stocks, I don’t think investors should overlook the FTSE 250.Indeed, this index is stuffed full of growth stocks. These organisations may offer better dividend growth potential in the long run. Today, I’m going to take a look at two FTSE 250 companies I’ve been eyeing up based on their dividend credentials. 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…FTSE 250 dividend growth stocksGold miner Centamin (LSE: CEY) might not appear to be a traditional dividend candidate. However, the company is highly cash generative as it’s one of the most efficient gold miners on the London market. The company’s production costs are incredibly low, which means it has benefited significantly for the rising gold price in 2020. During the second quarter, the cash cost of each ounce of gold produced was $682. That’s compared to the current gold price of $1,800. Centamin also boasts a robust cash-rich balance sheet with over $360m with net cash at the end of the third quarter. The group’s fat profit margins and solid balance sheet have allowed it to return considerable sums to investors. Management is proud of this track record, with the company’s website boasting that Centamin has “generated over $1.2bn of returns for its stakeholders over the last six years.” Those are the reasons why I’m considering adding the FTSE 250 dividend growth stock to my portfolio. At current levels, the stock supports a dividend yield of around 8%.Cash-flow king I’ve also been taking a closer look at Moneysupermarket.com (LSE: MONY) recently. This FTSE 250 business, which owns the price comparison website of the same name, operates a relatively simple business model. It connects potential buyers of financial products and utilities with sellers. It receives money for each transaction between the two parties. Consumers like the offering because it allows them to compare different providers. Meanwhile, providers like the business because it gives them exposure. Smaller companies, for example, would struggle to compete in the market against larger peers if price comparison websites didn’t offer a way to stand toe-to-toe with the competition. The great thing about this business model is it’s incredibly cash generative. Last year, Moneysupermarket generated £100m of free cash from operations. With no debt to pay off, management was able to return all of this profit to investors. I reckon the FTSE 250 firm will follow the same path next year, and for the foreseeable future. That’s why I’ve been taking a closer look at the shares recently. I believe this business could be a long-term income buy that will provide a steady stream of cash for my portfolio.Cash flow forecasts suggest Moneysupermarket’s dividend yield will average 4.5% for the next two years. In my opinion, this level of income is incredibly attractive in the current interest rate environment. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Moneysupermarket.com. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_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. 2 FTSE 250 dividend growth stocks I’d buy right now Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 | More on: CEY MONY 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. 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3 cheap UK shares to buy

first_img3 cheap UK shares to buy Today, I’m looking at three cheap UK shares I think could be too good to miss.#1: Riding the construction boomSoaring construction activity in Britain is setting building services group TClarke (LSE: CTO) up for strong earnings growth. City analysts think annual earnings here will rocket 50% in 2021 and 37% next year.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…This leaves the company trading on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.2. A reading below 1 suggests a UK share could be undervalued by the market.New order volumes across the construction sector grew at their fastest rate in May since records began in 1997, IHS Market said last week. It’s an uptick which Tclarke, which provides a broad range of services across the industry, is well-placed to gain from.Remember though, this cheap UK share’s operations are highly cyclical. And so a fresh downturn in the domestic economy could blow those upbeat forecasts wildly off course.#2: An emerging market starI reckon value hunters like me should give TBC Bank Group (LSE: TBC) a close look today. The FTSE 250 firm is expected to record an 81% earnings uplift this year, resulting in a forward PEG multiple of 0.1.On top of this, the cheap UK share sports a monster 4.2% dividend yield. It’s a reading that smashes the broader 3.5% forward average for British shares.TBC Bank’s a great way to ride the strong rebound in Georgia, an emerging market economy which has experienced stunning growth in recent years.Indeed, just last week, the government there hiked its 2021 GDP growth estimate to 6.5%. It’s tipping growth of 6.9% in 2022 too.Pleasingly for TBC Bank and its peers, Georgia’s central bank has undertaken a series of interest rate hikes in 2021. This widens the difference between what financial services firms can offer borrowers and savers, thus boosting net interest margins.But be aware that a fresh uptick in the Covid-19 crisis could see rates slashed again in a bid to support the Eurasian nation’s economy.#3: Another cheap UK dividend shareI think Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP) also offers tremendous value at current prices. Not only does this precious metals miner trade on a forward PEG ratio of below 0.1, but City brokers also expect dividends to keep growing as earnings are tipped to rocket (a 174% bottom-line rise is currently forecast). Thus, the cheap UK share boasts a 4.6% dividend yield.I like Sylvania because prices of its metals are benefitting from extreme investor jitteriness during this economic recovery. The World Platinum Investment Council recently announced that the platinum market remained in deficit during the first quarter “as strong industrial, automotive and jewellery demand and sustained investment demand for platinum outstripped recovering but constrained supply.”It’s true that mining metals can be fraught with massive operational risks that could hit revenues and cause costs to balloon. But I still think Sylvania could be considered too cheap to miss at current prices. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild 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. Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild | Sunday, 6th June, 2021 | More on: CTO SLP TBCG See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Church leaders cancel services in Lusaka in bid to halt…

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] Church leaders in Zambia have announced that services in parts of the capital should be cancelled to help halt the spread of cholera. The “epicentres cannot be allowed to hold church programs on [Jan. 14] and any other day until further notice,” the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), which includes the Zambian dioceses of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, said. “Church Services can be held in other areas outside these worst hit areas on Sunday as long the highest levels of hygiene are maintained. Every Church must have adequate and very clean toilets as well as enough clean water. Strictly urge all members to avoid handshakes, hugs, and communal foods.”Read the entire article here. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Jan 11, 2018 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Health & Healthcare Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Anglican Communion, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Church leaders cancel services in Lusaka in bid to halt cholera outbreak Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Africa, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more

The Castlereagh Apartments / Tony Owen Partners

first_imgManufacturers: Rheem, Victoria CarpetsSave this picture!Courtesy of Tony Owen PartnersRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. The Castlereagh by Tony Owen Partners is a 16 storey apartment building located in the bustling heart of Sydney’s CBD. It contains 55 luxury apartments, retail and office space.Save this picture!North ElevationThe 5 level podium is predominantly precast concrete. This was chosen as it is consistent with a number of the surrounding buildings which have a solid expression predominantly in concrete. The podium takes the form of angled widow boxes. These boxes are angled to maximise sun penetration and create a stark modelling in sunlight. This articulation creates a lively contemporary expression which reflects its surroundings.Save this picture!Courtesy of Tony Owen PartnersSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of Tony Owen PartnersThe majority of the façade is clad in adjustable metal louvre screens in a copper tone. These screens provide shading to reduce heat load as well as screen balconies for privacy and aesthetic appearance. The screens are unique in that they sometimes span 2 levels. This is achieved using an ingenious track system to avoid clashes. The mixture of screens of different heights creates a unique mosaic patterning. The building contains a 6m x 6m ventilation shaft. This shaft provides natural ventilation to the units.Project gallerySee allShow lessMadeinSpain_USA: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos to Lecture at RICE in HoustonLectureIsmael Levya to Transform NYC Parking Garage into Luxury Residential TowerArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Sydney NSW, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” ArchDaily Australia The Castlereagh Apartments / Tony Owen PartnersSave this projectSaveThe Castlereagh Apartments / Tony Owen Partners ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781700/the-castlereagh-apartments-tony-owen-partners Clipboard Apartments CopyApartments•Sydney, Australia The Castlereagh Apartments / Tony Owen Partners 2012 Architects: Tony Owen Partners Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Projects CopyAbout this officeTony Owen PartnersOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSydneyAustraliaPublished on February 12, 2016Cite: “The Castlereagh Apartments / Tony Owen Partners” 12 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More 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 Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  5000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781700/the-castlereagh-apartments-tony-owen-partners Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners Sharelast_img read more

Apache Stronghold forces U.S. government retreat

first_imgAPACHE STRONGHOLD MAKES U.S. GOVERNMENT RETREAT CAUSING 9th CIRCUIT DENIAL OF EMERGENCY INJUNCTIONCASE STILL PROCEEDS ON EXPEDITED BASISApache Stronghold activists opposing copper mine gather outside the Arizona Chamber of Commerce in Feb. 2020.OAK FLAT, AZ — This afternoon [March 5] the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Apache Stronghold’s appeal of U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan’s Feb. 12, 2021, ruling. The Appellate Court refused to grant Apache Stronghold’s request on a 2-1 vote because of the Forest Service’s last-minute March 1, 2021, withdrawal of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. Prior to this withdrawal, the giveaway of Oak Flat would have happened by March 11, 2021. The Appellate Court fell for this Forest Service ploy although Appellate Judge Bumatay observed, “The Supreme Court recently suggested we do not acquiesce to such tactics.”Nonetheless, the Appellate Court ruled that because, “[t]he Government has also stated, under penalty of perjury, that USFS ‘will provide 30-days advance notice’ to Apache Stronghold prior to the publication of a new FEIS. These representations mean that Apache Stronghold has not shown that it ‘needs relief within 21 days to avoid irreparable harm’ pursuant to its request for an emergency stay.”But they added, “[a]n examination of the merits of Apache Stronghold’s request for a preliminary injunction — denied by the district court and currently pending on appeal — is therefore premature. We express no view on the merits. The previously established briefing schedule remains in effect.”“The Apache Stronghold makes the United States retreat on the giveaway of our sacred Chi’chil Bildagoteel. This ruling was not unexpected,” said former Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Apache Stronghold leader Dr. Wendsler Nosie, Sr. “We are greatly encouraged by the fact that the Appellate Court is moving ahead to listen to our concerns on an accelerated timetable ending by May 6. It’s been nothing but a nightmare from day one.”“While the denial of emergency relief is disappointing, there are strong indications Apache Stronghold will ultimately win this case,” said Becket Law attorney Luke Goodrich, who represents Apache Stronghold in the appeal.Appellate Judge Bumatay wrote in the Order:“For a great many people, religious and spiritual tradition is among their most precious inheritances. The Western Apaches are no different. For hundreds of years, they have worshipped at a location in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest believed to be the most sacred of grounds — Oak Flat. . . . It is no overestimation to say that Oak Flat is the spiritual lifeblood of the Western Apache peoples, connecting them to the Creator since before the founding of the Nation. . . . Congress has commanded in no uncertain terms that the government may not substantially burden religious exercise but for a compelling reason and with the narrowest of means. See 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb-1(a). . . . This is an obvious substantial burden on their religious exercise, and one that the Government has not attempted to justify. And the Government’s eleventh-hour promises of delay and consultation with the Western Apaches are not enough to allay the threat of irreparable harm. The law affords the Western Apaches more than promises. . . . Apache Stronghold has established a strong likelihood of success on the merits.”And further, Judge Bumatay said,“Judge Gorsuch wrote, a substantial burden exists when the government ‘prevents the plaintiff from participating in an activity motivated by a sincerely held religious belief.’ . . . With that in mind, this is not a difficult case. . . . Resolution Copper’s mining activities won’t just temporarily exclude the Western Apaches from Oak Flat, or merely interrupt the worship conducted there. Instead, Resolution Copper will turn Oak Flat into a crater approximately 2 miles across and 1,100 feet deep. . . . The Western Apaches’ exercise of religion at Oak Flat will not be burdened — it will be obliterated. Simply, the conveyance of the land will render the core religious practices of the Western Apaches impossible and their primary method of experiencing the divine nonexistent. . . . Our Constitution and laws have made the protection of religious liberty fundamental. Apache Stronghold has clearly established that the religious exercise of the Western Apaches will be substantially burdened by the Government’s actions here.”“The U.S. Government’s last-minute pickup of its dirty dealing at Oak Flat just temporarily paused the emergency before the 9th Circuit Court,” said Apache Stronghold attorney Michael Nixon. “While the Government reshuffles, we look ahead to a straighter deal in court, both for the Apaches’ religious freedom and for their 1852 Treaty rights to the land at Oak Flat.”Please note that the Apache Stronghold’s Lis Pendens, or lien, on the Pinal County Oak Flat property title in the Pinal County Courthouse in Florence is still in effect.For more information see: apache-stronghold.com/about-us.html, as well as Instagram: @protectoakflat and Twitter: @ProtectOakFlat, @BECKETlawFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Media prevented from reporting independently on army offensive in South Waziristan

first_img March 23, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media prevented from reporting independently on army offensive in South Waziristan The armed forces are keeping journalists out the area of fighting between the army and Taliban and Al-Qaeda supporters. Four have been arrested and a dozen turned back. Reporters Without Borders calls on the army to issue special passes to journalists. Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire PakistanAsia – Pacific News RSF_en Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Help by sharing this information to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News April 21, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) protested today at Pakistan’s concerted efforts to stop foreign and local journalists freely covering the army’s offensive against armed Taliban and Al-Qaeda supporters in the Wana region of South Waziristan. At least four journalists have been arrested and a dozen more barred entering from the area.The press freedom organisation said the government’s duty to ensure basic security for journalists must not be used as an excuse to prevent them independently reporting on this major operation in the fight against terrorism by arresting them, keeping them out of the area and seizing their equipment. It called on armed forces spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan to guarantee better media access to the region by giving journalists special passes.The government has barred nearly all Pakistani and foreign journalists from the South Waziristan tribal area, where the combat zone has been tightly sealed off by the military, which did however put on a helicopter tour for foreign journalists on 20 March, though not to the area of the fighting itself.Mujeebur Rehman, correspondent for the Urdu-language daily Khabrian and stringer for several foreign TV stations, was arrested on 16 March while filming military operations near Wana and held for several hours. His digital camera was confiscated and has not been returned to him.Shaukat Khattak, a reporter with the privately-owned Pakistani TV station Geo TV, was arrested on 18 March in Dabkot while filming army activity. Despite having the right documents, he was detained for four hours, during which he said soldiers threatened and insulted him “as if I was a terrorist.”A reporter and a photographer for the Associated Press news agency were turned back by troops at a roadblock about an hour’s drive from Wana on 19 March. Half a dozen other journalists, including two Pakistani photographers, were not allowed into South Waziristan, which is more than 10 hours by road south of Peshawar, in northwestern Pakistan.Haroon Rashid, correspondent of the British BBC World Service radio in Peshawar, and Saiful Islam, of the Urdu-language daily Surkhab and correspondent for the pan-Arab TV station Al-Jazeera, were arrested at Peshawar military hospital on 21 March. They were trying to interview soldiers wounded in the South Waziristan fighting. After waiting three hours, Pakistani intelligence officials interrogated them about why they were there. All their film was destroyed and their minidisc recorders confiscated.More than a dozen journalists in Wana currently work as stringers for Pakistani and foreign media but their employers say they are not allowed to work freely. They cannot enter the combat zone and have to be very careful what they report, said one Islamabad-based foreign journalist, who said they were under pressure and sometimes reacted according to their tribal origin.Reporters Without Borders has deplored working conditions for journalists in the tribal areas for several years. In its 2002 Annual Report, it said their “safety and freedom are limited” and that “local authorities and traditional leaders threaten correspondents who denounce their abuses, often committed in the name of Frontier crimes regulation.”Journalists in Peshawar have had no response to their request to officials of the tribal areas for the media to be issued with special passes. January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Police Arrest Men for Throwing Meth From Car

first_imgPolice, Fire & The Courts Police Arrest Men for Throwing Meth From Car Published on Saturday, October 3, 2015 | 11:46 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Pasadena Police officers arrested two Pasadena men Thursday after they allegedly threw more than an ounce of methamphetamine from their car while trying to flee from a traffic stop.Officers say they attempted to flag down a Nissan van on Cypress Avenue after it failed to stop at a red light at about 4:30 p.m. The two men inside, identified as Manuel Navarro and Ricardo Tafolla, instead sped away.Pasadena Police Lt. John Mercado said the van turned south on Lincoln Avenue and as it did so, the driver threw methamphetamine out the window. The driver is said to have then turned onto Eureka Street, where he pulled over and both men surrendered.Police recovered the drugs immediately and arrested Navarro and Tafolla on suspicion of transporting methamphetamine and evading police.Navarro was being held in lieu of $75,000 bail pending his initial court appearance. The other man, Tafolla, currently on parole following a burglary conviction in April, was being held without bail. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

MCS CEO Caroline Reaves Announces Retirement

first_img Tagged with: Caroline Reaves Chad Mosley Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS) MCS CEO Caroline Reaves Announces Retirement Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 26 days ago 791 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Home Prices Climb 11.3% YoY in March Next: Genworth Launches IPO, Rebrands as Enact About Author: Eric C. Peck Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS) has announced the upcoming retirement of longtime CEO Caroline Reaves. She will become Chairwoman of the MCS Board, while Chief Relationship Officer Chad Mosley has been promoted to President of MCS.“Chad and I have been working together on a transition plan for quite some time,” Reaves said. “Our primary focus has been on creating a smooth transition that ensures MCS will continue to deliver exceptional service to our clients. Effective June 1, 2021, Chad will assume day-to-day responsibility for the company and on July 1, 2021, I will officially retire and move up into the role of Chairwoman of the Board.”Mosley (pictured right) has been with the company 13 years, and as Chief Relationship Officer, he has overseen all of MCS’ customer-facing functions, including management of MCS’ client teams, as well as the company’s Business Development and Marketing functions. Previously, he served as COO and SVP of Business Development.“We are also beginning an internal and external search for a CEO who will lead MCS into the future by allowing us to focus on our core field services market while also quickly growing our adjacent markets,” Reaves said. “This new structure will allow a specialized team to focus on more targeted development in this area, while ensuring that the field services business that has defined MCS for so many years remains successful.”The new role for Reaves will allow her to step away from her current day-to-day duties, while maintaining the continuity of the leadership team that MCS has had in place for over a decade.“While I will certainly miss the daily involvement with the business, I am so looking forward to this next chapter in my life with family, faith and friends,” said Reaves. “Having the ability to focus on those things while continuing to be involved in the business provides me with the best of both worlds, both personally and professionally.”Mosley added, “This is an exciting time for Caroline, and I want to thank her for all she has done for MCS, our clients and our team members. Her leadership has set a high standard, one we’re ready to follow.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / MCS CEO Caroline Reaves Announces Retirement Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Caroline Reaves Chad Mosley Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS) 2021-05-04 Eric C. Peck Subscribelast_img read more