Regency Alliance Insurance Plc ( Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgRegency Alliance Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Regency Alliance Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Regency Alliance Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRegency Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance. The company also has business interests in property investments in the form of real estate development and leasing, finance leasing, retail and microfinance banking and vehicle tracking and fleet management services. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc covers aviation, bonds, goods in transit, motor vehicles, employer’s liability, plant and industrial all-risk, marine, oil and energy, contractor all-risk, director’s liability, fidelity guaranty, professional indemnity, public liability, erection all-risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption, burglary, personal accident and fire and special perils insurance as well as occupier’s and builder’s liability, healthcare professionals, motor third party insurance and property and family protection insurance. RIC Properties & Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Regency Alliance Insurance Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby statistics: Tracking England player burn-out

first_imgSilence of the Lambie: Yet another carry for England captain Chris Robshaw LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Injuries are the main factor for some of the lower numbers on that forwards list and help explain why Joe Marler has played an amount of minutes comparable to 57 full matches more than Alex Corbisiero in this period or Tom Wood, 44 more than Tom Croft.Grinding it out: Joe Marler keeps chugging along for HarlequinsWhether a club operates a rotation policy, the strength of their bench and opposition, position in the league may all influence how much a player is used. As an example, over the previous two seasons when Dan Cole has started a match for Leicester Tigers – he has stayed on the field for an average of 75 minutes whereas at Bath, David Wilson’s average is 55 minutes. James Johnston averages 55 minutes a start since joining Saracens, but it was 70 minutes at his previous club, Harlequins.England will face Wales in Pool A of the World Cup next year. Below is a workload comparison of two possible teams, again going back to the 2011-12 season.On average, those English players have played the equivalent of 15 club matches more than their Welsh peers, but 7 fewer Tests. The difference in Test selection consistency and ‘extra’ matches in the 2011 World Cup and 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour are reasons for that difference in International minutes played. It is also true that for a number of Welsh players on that list, the balance between club and Test minutes is almost equal in this period. Robshaw has played more domestic minutes than Dan Lydiate and Sam Warburton combined and Mike Brown over twice as many as Leigh Halfpenny.In an interview with BBC Radio 5 live in October, new Rugby Players’ Association Chairman Christian Day said: “I would certainly say we are testing the limits on what is attainable.” Day played in 32 matches last season, the maximum number that was recommended for elite players in the 2007 Agreement between Rugby Football Union and Premier Rugby Ltd. TAGS: HarlequinsNorthampton Saints center_img In New Zealand, senior All Blacks will miss the opening round of the next Super Rugby season and will then have their workload carefully managed throughout the campaign. It was already known that New Zealand would name a more experienced squad than the hosts in 2015 but it could well be a fresher one, too.Initiatives like that are harder to implement in England without central contracts, but when discussions concerning the International schedule begin in 2019, perhaps a policy of ‘less is more’ would be advisable. With a World Cup approaching, expect much talk of growing the game and new commercial opportunities. Potential showpiece events such as the winners of Super Rugby and the European Champions Cup meeting or World XV against a major Test side are highly marketable. However of greater concern for players may be the number of games they already play, as well as the increase in injuries and forced retirements.The creation of a global season and enforcing compulsory rest periods are two ideas that have been put forward in recent years, in the interests of player welfare. There is an element of outcome bias when it comes to giving players a break that will need to be overcome, if those ideas are to be fully accepted though. After this year’s Six Nations tournament, Harlequins‘ director of rugby Conor O’Shea opted to rest England players Chris Robshaw, Danny Care and Mike Brown for a Aviva Premiership match against Saracens.That decision was criticised in the wake of their 39-17 loss. In contrast, when Northampton Saints lost consecutive league games in March, there were suggestions afterwards that they shouldn’t have brought back their internationals so soon. In both cases, the match result was used afterwards to judge whether the decision to rest players was correct or not.Getting up and doing it again: Tom Wood plays a lot of club and Test rugbyAlong similar lines, the call by Quins to replace Robshaw as captain with Joe Marler this season was questioned. However, any steps to avoid physical or mental burn-out should surely be praised, especially when the former’s workload is considered. Below is a list of the England starting forwards picked by Stuart Lancaster, ranked in order of how many total club and international minutes they have played from the 2011-12 season up until the 7 December 2014.(These rugby statistics on minutes sourced from tops the list and has played roughly the equivalent of 35 matches more than an average England starting forward in this period. The England skipper featured in all 320 minutes of the autumn Tests and in fact has played the full 80 minutes in each of his 31 Tests since February 2012.In terms of his Test contribution – he averages a pass every 11 minutes, a run every nine minutes and a tackle every six minutes. In those 31 Tests he is responsible for 9% of England’s total carries and 11% of their tackles. Given he is involved so heavily, the error count is remarkably low with a penalty conceded every 131 minutes and a turnover conceded every 165 minutes.Having suffered a run of injuries at the start of his career – broken leg, broken foot (twice), ruptured anterior cruciate ligament – Robshaw has since played through seven consecutive full seasons. A shoulder injury sustained against Leinster will rule him out for around a month, but it might be that rest was required anyway.last_img read more

Radailiai House / Implant Architecture & Design

first_img Projects Lithuania “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Radailiai House / Implant Architecture & DesignSave this projectSaveRadailiai House / Implant Architecture & Design Photographs Manufacturers: AutoDesk Products translation missing: Year:  Save this picture!© 14Curated by Paula Pintos Share Radailiai House / Implant Architecture & Design Houses Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareClients:PrivateDesign Team:Mantas Petraitis, Sandra DumčiūtėCountry:LithuaniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© pvz.ltText description provided by the architects. The house was built on an agricultural land which at first glance seemed to offer no more than a far reaching horizon.  While the brief was simple – a family retreat from city life – the design process was challenging as we developed a close integration of architecture and natural environment. Save this picture!© pvz.ltSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© pvz.ltThe horizon’s broad expanse was not marked by trees or roads, and so the house was oriented not around objects or landmarks but around the trajectory of the sun. In this way, the house was conceived as a star-shaped structure, that gave 360-degree panoramic views while also creating little spacial pockets protected from the winds.Save this picture!© pvz.ltWith this particular shape, the roof’s geometry becomes a prominent part of the house’s design. The raised seams of the roof sheeting create a graphic pattern that emphasises the multi-directional shapes of the roof. The addition of v-shaped gutters, welded on site, lends the whole structure volumetric coherence by drawing together the building’s different structural and spacial components.Save this picture!© pvz.ltSave this picture!© pvz.ltThe façade around the perimeter is clad in solid oak boards that were finished by hand using an ancient iron-vinegar staining method. This method will allow the boards to age well, while also offering a sustainable solution as to how to relate the building to its natural setting. A minimalist approach created simple and clean interior spaces, joined together through the organic shape of the plan which also allowed for fluid internal circulation.Save this picture!© pvz.ltAttention to detail and a creative choice of materials were the key elements of the design. With our substantial background in material research and our commitment and belief in re-using and re-cycling materials, the design process focused on working with and enhancing existing materials rather than importing ready-made features.Save this picture!© pvz.ltThe landscape is prominent in the design and and creative approach to the architecture. Paving the entrance to the house are stone off-cuts that were the by-product of a local stone yard. Creating a richly coloured and intricately patterned outdoor surface, the paving was not only an affordable and environmental solution, but visually striking too.Save this picture!© pvz.ltProject gallerySee allShow lessObama Presidential Center Design Moves Forward as Federal Judge Rejects LawsuitArchitecture NewsDafne Schippersburg Bridge / NEXT architects and rudy uytenhaak + partners architectenSelected Projects Share 2018 CopyAbout this officeImplant Architecture & DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLithuaniaPublished on June 19, 2019Cite: “Radailiai House / Implant Architecture & Design” 19 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Radailiai 住宅,与地平线融合 / Implant Architecture & Design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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Implant Architecture & Design Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs: Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Lithuania Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

CAER House / Encasa Archstudio

first_img Sulaiman Javad, Jasim Jaleel CopyHouses•Mampad, India Manufacturers: Faber, Honeywell, Jaquar, Asian Paints, Dr. Fixit, Keypees, Nexion India Contractor: Landscape: Abid Landscapers “COPY” Area:  3950 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CAER House / Encasa Archstudio Photographs:  Turtlearts Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Al Ameen 2020 Houses Projectscenter_img Photographs Year:  Architects: Encasa Archstudio Area Area of this architecture project CAER House / Encasa ArchstudioSave this projectSaveCAER House / Encasa Archstudio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Interior Works: Project gallerySee allShow lessKidsLabo Minami-Nagareyama Nursery / teamLab ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse in Uehonmachi / FujiwaraMuro ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Turtlearts Photography+ 34Curated by Hana Abdel Share Client:Abdul JaleelCivil Works:Anil BabuFurniture:Ajay PaulArchitects:Encasa ArchstudioEngineering:TB Engineering WorksConsultants:Eroc StructuresCity:MampadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. An abode of tranquility amidst the serene village green and the flowing blue of Chaliyar river. Revisualization of a modern day fortress; CAER with its exteriors and façade, creates a solid and bold identity.Save this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographySave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyBeing a site with innate natural beauty, we tried to bring up quality spaces bursting out of the lush to retrieve the mind of the user from all the chaos around by merging the boundaries of interior and exterior. The green spaces introduced in between smoothens the rough impression created by the exposed textures.Save this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyAscending gradually from the pavement to wide steps and then throughout the whole building we can experience a gradation of textures from the rough rubble walls to finely done concrete finishes. The introduction of both concrete and wooden flooring intermediately in the floorings, break the monotony.Save this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyA single storied house incorporating maximum human interactive spaces was the brief put forward by the client. Intimate spaces within the house is buffered by a bold concrete wall veiled by the green lush. Inner courtyards are provided within the toilets with indirect roof top ventilation which helped to maintain the aesthetics. The bold yet simple pivoted main door and the sliding door of bed rooms stand out in the whole design.Save this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographySave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyWind and light pattern is manipulated by a stretch of trellis running along the north side (living, dining and kitchen spaces) which brings in the cool breeze and cuts down the harsh sunlight.  series of both sloping and flat roofs at varied heights and the roof line vents add on to this.Save this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyReused roofing clay tiles, inverted ceiling tiles, customized lighting and furniture add on to the raw character of the house. Usage of automotive paints in the kitchen walls instead of tiling helped to maintain the unique texture palette of CAER. The electrical conduits are hidden in between the roofing and ceiling tiles where this act as the false ceiling.Save this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyCAER is oriented along the north – south direction. The zoning of kitchen, sit out and living offer the spaces with early sun rays. The interiors are flooded with natural lighting. This minimized the use of artificial lighting.Save this picture!Section CCAER altogether blends with the context with its earthly color palette brought to life with exposed concrete, wood, rubble wall and the green lush in between.Save this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyCAER showcases its unique statement of tropical architecture style in the rural context of Nilambur evoking the feel of newness and rawness. Lead Architects: TBS Contracting “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEncasa ArchstudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKeralaOn FacebookMampadIndiaPublished on April 20, 2021Cite: “CAER House / Encasa Archstudio” 19 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save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

Women marketers closing pay gap

first_imgWomen marketers closing pay gap Tagged with: Individual giving Research / statistics Howard Lake | 5 September 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Commenting on the report Christine Cryne, chief executive at The Chartered Institute of Marketing, said; “This is the twenty-third year for the Rewards Survey, which is jointly conducted by us and Croner Reward… Admittedly gender based inequality still exists but the survey indicates that, at least within marketing, discrimination is diminishing.”The survey covered public, private and voluntary sectors, but there was no analysis of male/female salary scales within single sectors, so it’s not possible to determine how the voluntary sector is performing in this area.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The annual Rewards Survey of The Chartered Institute of Marketing members indicates that female marketers are closing in on men in terms of pay and rewards.Women have narrowed the gap from 17.6% in 1995 to 2.8% in this latest survey, published today. Indeed, the survey reveals that in junior management positions at least women are earning around 5.6% more than their male colleagues.Other key findings of the report show that pay increases for marketing professionals averaged 3.0% in the last 12 months with a third receiving a bonus equivalent to 10% of salary. It finds that senior marketers are now paid between 6% and 9% more than other functions within organisations, with the manufacturing sector topping the scale. Advertisementlast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: US – One year after shooting in his newsroom, editor of Capital Gazette reflects on press freedom

first_imgIn my speech, I talked about what had happened on that day, and what happened on the days after. I talked about how we planned to continue the work that my friends loved not only to honor   them but because it is of vital importance to our community. June 27, 2019 – Updated on June 28, 2019 EXCLUSIVE: US – One year after shooting in his newsroom, editor of Capital Gazette reflects on press freedom The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, after dropping three places in the past year. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out more But the United States is suffering through a crisis of mass shootings, so our tragedy is also the tragedy of anyone touched by this evil. The grief I felt was no more important than the grief felt in Las Vegas, or Aurora or Newtown. For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. “One Year Later,” by Rick Hutzell, editor of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. I recently spoke at the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Houston. It was an honor to be invited, but I really wondered what I could say that would have any meaning for some, frankly, very impressive reporters and editors. So, I told our story. The Capital Gazette newsroom was attacked on June 28, 2018. Five people died, six survived. Through the dedication of our staff, the support of our colleagues at The Baltimore Sun and across Tribune Publishing, plus assistance from the University of Maryland and others, we continued to publish. Yes, I believe that my friends died because they chose to be journalists. Wendi literally charged the gunman in an attempt to stop him, becoming the first journalist I’ve ever heard of who died defending a newsroom. Follow the news on United States Rick Hutzell is the editor of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, part of Baltimore Sun Media Group and Tribune Publishing, and he sits on the board of advisers for the Fallen Journalists Memorial. The Capital Gazette was awarded a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes in 2019.  Afterward, a young woman from South Korea walked up and introduced herself. She had, I was stunned to learn, come from Seoul to meet me. Take that in for a second. I’m the editor of a small newspaper in Annapolis. My day is far more likely to be consumed with letters to the editor, phone calls about delivery problems and meetings with City Council candidates than world events. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists to go further Receive email alerts News United StatesAmericas Adding to the pressure is backlash from supporters of Park Geun-hye, the president of South Korea who was forced out of office in 2017. Her political supporters blame the news media. She invited me to speak this fall in Seoul, saying she hoped our story would mean something to the journalists of Korea. United StatesAmericas Our story had touched this woman.center_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say No matter the threat, your dedication to the work of journalism is what guarantees a free press survives. She explained it this way. She represented a foundation that works with small newspapers in South Korea to help them build a digital presence. So these deaths are meaningful for organizations like Reporters Without Borders (RSF) that look around the world and see a growing threat to a free press. Certainly, having the survivors of our staff appear on the cover of Time magazine alongside the stories of Jamal Khashoggi, Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone, Maria Ressa made it clear to us just how much we have in common with journalists whose lives are far different than ours. CREDIT: Capital Gazette News And then I went to Houston. People were kind. People were appreciative of the work we’d done on June 29, and the day after that and the day after that. Help by sharing this information News June 7, 2021 Find out more News On the one year anniversary of the June 28 shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Capital Gazette are publishing an exclusive op-ed by the newspaper’s editor Rick Hutzell reflecting on press freedom in the year since the tragedy. The shooting took the lives of five newspaper staff, making it the deadliest targeted attack on journalists in United States history and contributing to the nation’s drop in ranking to 48th out of 180 countries in our 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Since that day last year, RSF’s data shows 51 journalists around the world have been killed in connection with their work. What matters is showing up for work and doing your job, even when it’s heartbreaking. Even when it’s dangerous. I continued to doubt, however, that our story was like theirs. Yes, members of our staff were targeted. However, when an individual armed with a shotgun tries to silence a community newspaper, it is different than government efforts to silence criticism. We have been recognized for this work by our profession, and more importantly our readers.The deaths of our friends and colleagues, Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Gerald Fischman and Rebecca Smith, was a tragedy. But as happens with any event that touches people, that tragedy has been interpreted to fit the very real needs of those whom it touches. RSF_en June 3, 2021 Find out more I’ve had to decline. It is a gracious offer, but it is the other side of the world and my work is in Annapolis. But I know this, my message to journalists in Korea and around the world is simple. Korean journalists are demoralized, she said. They are poorly respected by the public after what was seen as sensationalized coverage of the 2014 sinking of the MV Sewol, a South Korean passenger ferry. Hundreds of people died, most of them high school students. Organisation last_img read more

Violent crackdown on press continues, 61 journalists arrested in past week

first_img News Follow the news on Nepal Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Organisation Reporters Without Borders today condemned the continuing abusive detention of journalists, noting that 61 have been arrested since 14 April and that 20 of them are still being held for participating in a demonstration against arrests and police violence. Several dozen journalists have also been badly injured while covering anti-government protests.The security forces have been given orders to fire on anyone who does not respect the curfew now in force, while the independent media have not been able to obtain passes that would allow them to work freely.“We call on the authorities and the security forces to stop all violence against journalists, who are currently finding it impossible to work,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for the immediate release of all the journalists still held.After an 18-hours curfew was proclaimed in the capital, security forces yesterday fired on five journalists who were covering a demonstration organised by the seven main political parties in Jhapa (West). They sustained serious injuries. Thirteen other journalists were injured in Panchthar (East). At the same time, the authorities yesterday also extended the detention of Mulyankan Weekly editor Shyam Shrestha by three months under the Security Act.Fifteen journalists were injured during a gathering in support of free expression and democracy on 15 April. Federation of Nepalese Journalists secretary-general Mahendra Bista said: “The police action seemed to have been prepared. Most of the victims sustained head injuries. It was an act of barbarism.”Since 13 April, the information and communication ministry has been demanding that cable TV operators cease to carry the programming of Kantipur TV (KTV) and other TV news stations. Several radio stations have also been censored.The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters and 11 journalists representing ten media organisations yesterday condemned the renewal of a draconian government ordinance that poses a serious threat to the survival of the Nepalese media. April 20, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Violent crackdown on press continues, 61 journalists arrested in past week Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts NepalAsia – Pacific News Newscenter_img NepalAsia – Pacific Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story RSF_en News June 8, 2020 Find out more to go further May 29, 2019 Find out more May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Pentagon tightens rules on military interaction with media

first_img July 6, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pentagon tightens rules on military interaction with media WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists to go further News RSF_en Defence secretary Robert Gates has decreed stricter rules for military contacts with the media. In a three-page memo sent to all senior military and civilian officials in the defence department on 2 July, Gates said they had “grown lax” in recent months and often contravened the established rules and procedures.“I have said many times that we must strive to be as open, accessible and transparent as possible,” Gates said in the memo. However, he added, “leaking of classified information is against the law, cannot be tolerated and will, when proven, lead to the prosecution of those found to be engaged in such activity.”Even divulging unclassified information on “sensitive” issues will be subject to sanctions. Gates said in his memo that all senior military officers would now have to notify the office of the defence department’s assistant secretary for public affairs before giving interviews.Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by the decision to tighten restrictions on military relations with the media. The authorities clearly have a right to protect classified information but these restrictions could complicate journalists’ work and make it harder for them to access information. The use of the term “sensitive” also needs to be clarified as it is too vague and lends itself to too wide a range of interpretations. The Gates memo has been issued at a time when the Pentagon is already trying to reduce and block access to sources of information in contravention of the Freedom of Information Act. In May, four journalists were banned from covering trials at the US military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba .Comments by Gen. Stanley McChrystal that were quoted in the 25 June issue of the magazine Rolling Stone led to his dismissal as commander of the US forces in Afghanistan. President Barack Obama said he had failed to “meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general.”In a government department in which the rules are already very strict, the memo raises the issue of transparency. So much prior control on interaction with the media could result in a totally uniform discourse that renders the military’s activities and operations even more opaque.The new rules revive the debate about the US government’s lack of transparency in the wake of the controversial posting of a video on Wikileaks showing a US helicopter strike in Baghdad in July 2007 in which two employees of the Reuters news agency and a dozen other civilians were targeted and killed. Wikileaks said the video, posted on 5 April, came from “military sources.” Help by sharing this information Organisation Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img News June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more News April 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on United Stateslast_img read more

End Water Waste – Be A California Water Warrior

first_img More Cool Stuff Community News Herbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Government End Water Waste – Be A California Water Warrior Published on Monday, August 4, 2014 | 3:25 pm Subscribe Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News center_img Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Many Sierra Madre water customers have worked hard to conserve water and their efforts are much appreciated. All those who have done so are already H2O Heroes. By all means thank you, and please keep up the good work!On July 15, 2014, the California State Water Resources Control Board adopted Emergency Regulation Article X (“Prohibition of Activities and Mandatory Actions During Drought Emergency”) pursuant to its authority under Water Code Section 058.5. On July 22, 2014, the City Council held a duly noticed public hearing to consider the implementation of further mandatory water use prohibitions consistent with the state-adopted Emergency Regulations of the California State Water Resources Control Board. The City Council action was required under the State regulations.The following prohibitions are in addition to and separate from the previously adopted 30% water use reduction. Note, however, that the water use prohibitions listed herein may assist the water customer in meeting the 30% reduction goal.The following water uses are prohibited under Sierra Madre Municipal Code (SMMC) sections 13.24.060 and 13.24.230. Violations of these provisions are subject to administrative citations and fines of up to $500 per violation.13.24.060 Prohibited uses applicable to all customers.The following uses of water are prohibited for all water department customers. Violations of this section are subject to administrative citation pursuant to the procedures set forth in SMMC chapter 1.18.• There shall be no washing of sidewalks, walkways, patios, driveways, or parking areas by a water hose.• No water shall be used to clean, fill or maintain levels in decorative fountains unless such water is part of a recycling system.• No restaurant, cafe, deli, or other public place where food is sold, served or offered for sale, shall serve drinking water to any customer unless expressly requested by the customer.• No customer of the water department shall permit water to leak from any facility on the premises.• No lawn, landscaping, or other turf area shall be watered or irrigated between the hours of ten a.m. and four p.m.• No lawn, landscape, or turf area shall be watered in a wasteful manner. Nor shall any water be wasted if the existing conditions may be corrected or reasonably modified.• The use of a hose to wash an automobile, except where the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use.Restrictions on irrigation (13.24.230)• If so declared pursuant to a drought or water shortage emergency, in addition to the restrictions set forth in section 13.24.060 (A-G), no customer shall make, cause, use, or permit the use of water delivered from the water department more than two days per week for purposes of irrigating of lawn, landscape or other vegetated area (“landscape irrigation”):– Even-numbered addresses shall be limited to landscape irrigation on Mondays and Thursdays.– Odd-numbered addresses and addresses ending in fractions shall be limited to landscape irrigation on Tuesdays and Fridays.• The restrictions above do not apply to landscape irrigation zones that exclusively use very low flow drip type irrigation systems when no emitter produces more than two (2) gallons of water per hour. These restrictions are not applicable to watering or irrigating by use of a hand-held bucket or similar container, a hand-held hose equipped with a positive self­closing water shut-off nozzle or device, or for very short periods of time for the express purpose of adjusting or repairing an irrigation system.”Failure to comply—Penalties (13.24.140)• Pursuant to State Water Resources Control Board Emergency Rule Article X. Section X.1 and the procedures set forth in Chapter 1.18 (“Administrative penalties”) of this code, a violation of Sections 13.24.060(A, B, F, and G) or 13.24.230 of this Chapter shall be punishable by an administrative citation as follows:– $125 for the first violation;– $250 for the second violation;– $500 for the third and any additional violation.The City of Sierra Madre is taking the months of August and September to educate water users of the new State regulations and 30% conservation targets. Please take this time to begin developing and implementing these changes in your home water use. The City and State are facing the most severe drought in history. The City and the State are asking that all water customers to step up efforts to change the way we use water in our homes and businesses. The City is required to initiate Section 13.24.140, but for August and September it will first issue warnings so as to educate water customers. However, flagrant or repeated disregard for the conservation regulations may result in immediate administration of fines and penalties.last_img read more

Fannie Mae Dividend Payments to Exceed Treasury Draws

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Dividend Payments to Exceed Treasury Draws Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Colin Robins is the online editor for He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. February 21, 2014 723 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Income Report U.S. Department of the Treasury Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Colin Robins Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Industry Leader Calls CFPB Deputy Director’s Comments ‘Irresponsible’ Next: Stewart Expands Capital Markets Service Offerings Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Mae Dividend Payments to Exceed Treasury Draws in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fannie Mae released its Comprehensive Income Statement for the fourth quarter of 2013, noting a quarterly comprehensive income of $6.6 billion. It was the eighth consecutive quarterly profit for the government-sponsored enterprise (GSE).The report noted the positive quarterly income “contributed to Fannie Mae’s positive net worth of $9.6 billion as of December 31, 2013.”Annual net income for Fannie Mae was $84 billion.The company will pay $7.2 billion in dividends on senior preferred stock to the U.S. Department of the Treasury in March, 2014.  The payment marks “the first time in which the company”s cumulative dividend payments to Treasury will exceed its total draws,” the statement reports.Through the end of December, 2013, Fannie Mae requested cumulative draws totaling $116.1 billion and paid $113.9 billion in dividends to Treasury. The March payment will exceed total Treasury draws.The report comments, “Fannie Mae has not received funds from Treasury since the first quarter of 2012.”Since January 1, 2009, Fannie Mae has provided $4.1 trillion in liquidity to the mortgage market through its purchasing and guaranteeing of loans. The GSE enabled borrowers to complete 12.3 million refinancings, 3.7 million home purchases, and financed 2.2 million units of multifamily housing.Fannie Mae credits the strong earnings of Q4 2013 to stable revenues, credit-related income, and fair value gains. Credit-related income specifically received boosts from an increase in home prices, a decline in the delinquency rate, and “updated assumptions and data used to estimate the company’s allowance for loan losses in 2013.”The report notes further factors in the increased income: “Fannie Mae’s 2013 financial results also were positively affected by the release of the company’s valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets and the large number of resolutions the company entered into during the year relating to representation and warranty matters and servicing matters.”However, the report is cautious about the foreseeable future, noting that while it expects to remain strong in the coming years, net income in the future is expected to drop from 2013. Fannie Mae Income Report U.S. Department of the Treasury 2014-02-21 Colin Robins Subscribelast_img read more