Brexit watch! Should you buy this 7%-plus dividend yield before 31 January?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Brexit watch! Should you buy this 7%-plus dividend yield before 31 January? Enter Your Email Address To many people, the process of actually withdrawing from the European Union was the easy part. The difficult part of the Brexit process starts now, they say. And this is a pretty chilling prognosis in my opinion.If it took three and a half years to complete the simple part, how long will it take London and Brussels lawmakers to get the tricky business of trade negotiations out of the way?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…United Carpets Group (LSE: UCG) is a cyclical share that has surged in the run-up to the 31 January deadline, the date at which the UK will leave the continental trading bloc. Prolonged Brexit uncertainty has already smashed much of the retail sector. And there are signs that consumer confidence is continuing to slide. But could this AIM-quoted company buck the broader trend and grow profits regardless of Brexit uncertainty?Retail data keeps getting worseOfficial data from the Office for National Statistics has recently shown how month-by-month sales are having their worst streak on record, and that’s not the only retail benchmark to have hit all-time lows. The latest Retail Health Index from KPMG and Ipsos this week showed a reading of 74 for the final quarter of 2019, the poorest result since the survey began in 2006.Worryingly the index – which takes into account consumer demand, costs, and gross margins – is tipped to remain at the current low during the first quarter of 2020.A great trading update… right?Market makers were expecting some shocking half-year trading numbers from United Carpets last month in reflection of these tough conditions. But the statement was much better than most had expected. In response, the retailer’s share price burst above 6p per share for the first time since late 2018.United Carpets said that its store expansion programme helped revenues leapt 36.3% in the six months to September. Meanwhile, like-for-like sales were up 1.8%, and pre-tax profits improved to £154,000 from £121,000 a year earlier.This news didn’t quell my cautious take on the business, however. My mind was more concerned with the 3.5% fall in like-for-like sales that the floor coverings giant endured during the 11 weeks from the end of the period.What should you do, then?City analysts expect United Carpets to bounce from a mild 2% earnings fall in the current fiscal year (to March 2020) to a 20% earnings rise in financial 2021. However, these figures – based on those new store openings – look more than just a little fragile in the current climate. It’s why the business boasts such a low rating, a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 11 times.So you can keep its cheapness as well as its big 7.6% dividend yield. This is a share that carries far too much risk in 2020 and possibly beyond, and in my opinion, it should be avoided at all costs. “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.center_img 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild | Saturday, 18th January, 2020 | More on: UCG See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Check out this year’s top 3 trends in vegetable gardening

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSVegetable Gardening Previous articleVelez-Cantres named Apopka Police Officer of the YearNext articleRemembering Robert F. Kennedy… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Whether you go to a restaurant or stay home and dine in, you want what you eat to be fresh and full of flavor. This movement toward tasty, locally grown food is illustrated by the rise in farmers markets, food subscription boxes, and a renewed joy in growing vegetables at home. As the spring gardening season gets underway, here are three of the top trends you can take advantage of in your own vegetable garden that can help you reach a new foodie level in 2017.Trend number 1: Garden size doesn’t matterYou don’t need massive outdoor space to enjoy the benefits of growing your own food. In fact, today’s garden veggies make it possible to achieve that fresh-from-the-garden taste even if you only have a small sunny patch or balcony. With Take 2 Tomato Combos from Burpee you combine a delicious slicer tomato with a sweet cherry in one container. They ripen at the same time for a steady supply of great-tasting tomatoes, like BushSteak and Baby Boomer. Next to your hardworking container, plant complementary herbs, peppers or lettuces, which also grow well in smaller spaces.Trend number 2: Explore fresh, unique tastesUnleash your inner gourmet by selecting vegetables for your garden that create a unique flavor story or experience. Cupcake Summer Squash offers a new twist on a familiar favorite. Its edible zucchini-like skin is shaped perfectly for savory stuffing. The presentation is sure to impress dinner guests, while it’s petite enough to enjoy solo. Continue to experiment and be on the lookout for other unique vegetables and herbs with color, texture and global flavor. Your garden can be a culinary adventure.Trend number 3: Grow something amazingWe’re all a bit of a showoff when it comes to growing vegetables. The satisfaction of success is even sweeter when you can impress your friends and neighbors — either over the garden wall or on social media. So why not grow the biggest, the earliest or the best? SteakHouse is one of the world’s largest beefsteaks. This tomato routinely tips the scale at three pounds or more. Loaded with tomato flavor and fragrance, it will get them saying, “Wow!” and get you excited for dinnertime. Up your social currency with other amazing selections like the season’s first tomato, the best herbs for recipes all season, high-yielding peppers and more.Like many other aspects of your life, the 2017 trends in vegetable gardening are all about maximizing your time, space and abilities to create an experience that’s uniquely yours. Use these ideas in your garden as your next step to fresh and flavorful food.Visit BurpeeHomeGardens.com to start your shopping list of Foodie Fresh, Space Savers, and Amazing Veggies vegetables and herbs. Get timely garden tips and recipes from Burpee experts in their weekly blog. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Lila House / Studioarte

first_img Houses Lila House / StudioarteSave this projectSaveLila House / Studioarte Photographs:  Luís Henrique da CruzDevelopment, Project Management And Design Concept:Arnold AarssenConstruction:Adelino Lopes Gomes, Lda.Engineering:Paulo TerraArchitect In Charge:João CarriçoCollaborator:Vítor JesusCity:SilvesCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luís Henrique Da CruzRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. A complete re-do project with special official built heritage department approval of a single family house, built on the fifties, with modern lines, and located in the heart of the historical center of Silves, Algarve, Portugal. Save this picture!© Luís Henrique Da CruzBasically the existing situation was on a full ruin state, all materials collapsing indoor and outdoor. Due to the restricted permissions on this historical protected area of the city, the main concept was based on restoring the street northern facade, keeping the height on the rebuild red tiled roof, apply new wooden framing and renewing the coloring, therefore the built identity and layout of the ‘house’s face’ was kept.Save this picture!© Luís Henrique Da CruzSave this picture!© Luís Henrique Da CruzBalancing with three terraces on different levels (floors), facing the south river sight, a modern shaped mini tower is sticking out from the terraces. From stones and materials collapsing, a new pure white world was created.Save this picture!© Luís Henrique Da CruzSave this picture!© Luís Henrique Da CruzThe back garden south façade pretends to achieve the principle of contemporary architecture… big windows for natural lighting and ventilation, pure/plain stucco finishing and permanent visual relation of the interior to the exterior living.Save this picture!© Luís Henrique Da CruzIndoor there’s also an approach for purity… main white color finishing, concrete look and feel solid flooring, modern finishings on bathrooms/walk-in kitchen, mixing of traditional handmade tiles with different geometric patterns, wooden feeling on the ceiling and flooring of the attic’s bedroom.Save this picture!© Luís Henrique Da CruzThe circulation scheme is very simple, based on open spaces, sided by a stairwell cut, connecting the three levels.Save this picture!© Luís Henrique Da CruzSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Luís Henrique Da CruzIn general, this projects aims to create an harmonic aesthetical language on the combination of two worlds, the traditional (on the street front façade) with the contemporary (on the indoor and south back façade).Save this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessMulti-family House La Contenta / Aita FlurySelected ProjectsChristchurch Bus Interchange / ArchitectusSelected Projects Share Lila House / Studioarte “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791420/lila-house-joao-carrico Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Studioarte Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Luís Henrique Da Cruz+ 50 Share Photographs Portugal Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Year:  CopyHouses, Renovation•Silves, Portugal 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791420/lila-house-joao-carrico Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudioarteOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSilvesPortugalPublished on July 17, 2016Cite: “Lila House / Studioarte” 17 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore 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 stream Projectslast_img read more

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Restelo House TC / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

first_imgCopyAbout this officeJoão Tiago Aguiar ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentLisbonPortugalPublished on August 03, 2017Cite: “Restelo House TC / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos” 03 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“双面住宅” Restelo House TC / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos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 Projects Area:  225 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Portugal “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876456/restelo-house-tc-joao-tiago-aguiar-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Restelo House TC / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos Houses Architects: João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ArchDaily Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2016 Restelo House TC / João Tiago Aguiar ArquitectosSave this projectSaveRestelo House TC / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos Manufacturers: CIN, CLIMAR, FRANCOMETAL, PADIMAT, U-DECK, BRICK IN THE WALL, GLS2 CARPINTARIAEngineer:OMFBuilder:Oficina dos SonhosArchitect In Charge:João Tiago AguiarTeam:Ruben Mateus, André Silva, João Nery Morais, Rita Lemos, Laura Cettolin, Arianna Camozzi, Maria Sousa Otto, Ricardo CruzCity:LisbonCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The house is located in Restelo neighborhood, more precisely in the west part, in an area composed of semi-detached houses from the 50’s, close to the busy commercial street of Restelo.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe approach focused on the extension of a house on its backyard, demolishing all the existing construction apart from the main elevation that has been fully recovered.Save this picture!Section AThe rear façade was completely redesigned, where the spans metric is changed, a sliding rail wide span was ripped open at the ground-floor level. This creates a strong relationship between the inside and the outside, between the living-room and the garden, with the visual extension through the large glass.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGAt the upper level, bay spans were opened with a regular metric, aligned with three roof mansards. In the rear elevation, the spans detail, the prominent white metal plate which frames the openings and creates a three-dimensional effect on the façade’s surface thanks to the creation of slight shadows, should be highlighted. The intention was to design an elevation with clean and simple lines, which attributes sobriety to the garden area in contrast with the somewhat messy diversity of the surrounding patio’s atmosphere.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGWith respect to the interior, an entrance hall is created, which distributes to the kitchen, to the guest toilet, to the stairs that give access to the 1st floor and ahead to the dining/living-room. The garret of the stairs is used to install a cabinet. The 1st floor is composed by 2 bedrooms, one shared bathroom and a suite with closet. In order to obtain a better use of the space a longitudinal corridor was designed, enabling the bedrooms distribution and the access to the attic.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe attic, a wide multi purpose space, open to the whole width and length of the house, benefits from 3 open mansards over the rear elevation that flood this space with natural light and offer privileged views over the garden.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessReiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Wins Competition for Kiln-Inspired Food Education Center i…Architecture NewsExplore Le Corbusier’s Only South American Project, the Casa Curutchet, With a Virtu…Misc Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876456/restelo-house-tc-joao-tiago-aguiar-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 26 Share CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Lisbon, Portugallast_img read more

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Harvard blockade bans neo-Nazi Bannon

first_imgChief Steward Ed Childs and Sarah Cleary of Harvard dining service workers, UNITE HERE Local 26.Hundreds of students, university workers, social justice activists and contingents of antifa and other antifascist activists from greater Boston blockaded the doors of the Kennedy School of Government in a cold, dark rain on Nov. 30, outraged that “liberal” Harvard had invited Stephen Bannon, former head of the white-suprem­acist and neo-Nazi Breitbart News, and other Trump “advisers” to a conference.Protesters viewed the “War Stories: Inside Campaign 2016” discussion as a declaration of war on campus. They came ready to fight. Without a permit and in the face of police, the crowd packed the Kennedy School entrance, chanting, “No Trump, No KKK, No fascist USA!”Cheers erupted when Tom Arabia and Zachary Lown, two organizers who put the demonstration together in 48 hours, announced that Bannon, a cowardly bigot, backed out last minute in the face of mass opposition.They called on demonstrators to keep the pressure on Kellyanne Conway, Corey Lewandowski and other Trumpsters inside and to counter the Kennedy School’s dangerous attempt to give legitimacy to racists with continued #HarvardSoFascist actions.NAACP Boston Executive Director Nia Evans applauded the mostly young, white crowd for coming out in such large numbers to fight racial hatred. Evans told the many new activists to “prepare to be in the streets every day to defend civil and human rights.”Ed Childs, cook at Harvard for 42 years and leader of Local 26’s recently victorious 22-day dining service strike, said, “The Harvard Corporation needs to immediately rescind their invitation to the bigots and warmongers. This campus belongs to the students, to the faculty, to the workers, and we didn’t invite these fascists here. They need to get off our property, now!”Nino Brown, of the Answer coalition, reminded people, “At no time in history has fascism ever been defeated by love. Fascism can only be defeated by shutting it down!”Many #JewishResistance and LGBTQ activists took the mic to denounce the Trump cabal’s Islamophobia, pledging to put their bodies on the line to defend Muslim and migrant sisters and brothers under attack.Young attorney Jasmine Gomez, a protest organizer, announced the day’s demands to rousing cheers and fists: “1. No normalization of bigotry, no platforms for hate! 2. Fire Bannon! 3. No to the Trump agenda of racial profiling, “law and order” policing, and legalizing anti-women and anti-LGBTQ discrimination! 4. Make Harvard a sanctuary school! 5. Build our movement by standing together against hate!”Steve Kirschbaum, vice president of United Steelworkers Local 8751 (Boston school bus drivers) and a Workers World Party leader, related Boston’s experience in fighting an earlier generation of white supremacists: “We’re a union that was born in the crucible of fighting fascism and racism. In 1974, we saw the ugly stench of neofascism.“They called it ‘Restore Our Alienated Rights’ then. That’s bulls–t, as much as calling it ‘alt-right’ now is bullshit. These are Nazis and Klan, and you don’t debate them, you don’t give them a chance, you shut them down!”The new generation of anti-fascists then streamed onto John F. Kennedy Street and into Memorial Drive, blasting, “Hey Trump, get out the way! Get out the way, Trump, get out the way!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Russia: Kremlin tightens grip on Internet in run-up to presidential election

first_imgNews RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionUnited NationsCouncil of EuropeInternet Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Russia Organisation Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing December 15, 2017 Russia: Kremlin tightens grip on Internet in run-up to presidential election Receive email alerts News RSF_en RSF_EECA Related documents cp_russie_internet_dec_2017_rus.pdfPDF – 87.49 KB Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 5, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionUnited NationsCouncil of EuropeInternet May 21, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Читать по-русски / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a new Russian offensive against the Internet in which the encrypted instant messaging app Telegram has been fined and threatened with blocking for not surrendering its decryption keys, the Open Russia news website has been blocked without any judicial proceedings, and Twitter and YouTube are again under threat.This latest offensive by the Russian authorities comes as the country prepares to hold a presidential election next March.On 12 December, a Moscow appeal court upheld a decision to fine Telegram 800,000 roubles (11,500 euros) for refusing to hand over its decryption keys to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). It was the latest stage in a battle that has dragged on all year. If Telegram does not comply, the authorities could start blocking the service on 28 December.The authorities base their demand for the decryption keys on the draconian terrorism law that was adopted in 2016 in the face of unanimous protests from civil society. Telegram has built its reputation on respect for free speech and privacy, and says the demand constitutes an unwarranted violation of these principles.Telegram also insists that it does not have access to the decryption keys, which are generated on the devices of each individual user. Agora, the human rights group that is representing Telegram in this case, wrote to the UN special rapporteur for freedom of expression, David Kaye, on 13 December asking him to intercede.Meanwhile, also on 13 December, a Moscow administrative court rejected a complaint against the FSB that had been brought by well-known independent journalist Oleg Kashin arguing that the demand for Telegram’s decryption keys threatens the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. A similar complaint by fellow journalist Alexander Plyushchev was rejected in October.Blocking, actual and threatenedThe recently adopted law under which websites linked to “undesirable foreign organizations” can be blocked without reference to a judge has not taken long to have an effect. The independent news and information website Open Russia was blocked in Russia on 12 December, along with all the resources linked – closely or otherwise – to the 11 organizations so far deemed to be “undesirable.” Open Russia is linked to a political movement of the same name founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Kremlin critic now living in exile, but there is no legal connection between them.Not to be outdone, the telecommunication surveillance agency Roskomnadzor has embarked on a new wrangle with the international Internet giants, calling on Twitter, YouTube and others to delete Open Russia’s accounts or risk having their services blocked within Russia. The Russian social network Odnoklassniki immediately complied. Yesterday, Roskomnadzor ordered media outlets to delete all online links to the blocked websites on the grounds that they “help to disseminate illegal content.” The outlets are likely to take the order seriously. The News Times website already received a formal warning in late November over three links to “illegal content” – pages containing swearwords.”The Russian authorities have been constantly tightening their Internet legislation in recent years and this is the result – an unprecedented level of censorship,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.”These latest attacks on freedom of expression violate the Russian constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights. We again call on the Russian authorities to repeal these draconian laws and to respect their international obligations.”Another incident is indicative of preparations for next March’s election. Android users in Russia searching YouTube on 29 November suddenly encountered error messages in response to searches for opposition leader Alexei Navalny, independent media such as Novaya Gazeta, Dozhd, Meduza and Open Russia, and the blogger Dmitry Ivanov. But the searches worked if the names were misspelled or a VPN was used. YouTube’s owner, Google, fixed the “problem” that evening without providing any explanation.Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.Still very free just a few years ago, the Russian Internet has been reined in since the crackdown on a wave of big demonstrations against electoral fraud in 2011 and 2012. A few opposition demonstrations in 2017 have drawn large crowds of young people, suggesting that the Internet generation is less influenced than its elders by the propaganda on the big TV channels. President Vladimir Putin has just announced that he is running for a fourth term. last_img read more

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Leading journalist escapes murder attempt

first_img July 6, 2020 Find out more News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Organisation News MauritaniaAfrica “Such a violent assault against a journalist is rare in Mauritania. The authorities should take this incident very seriously and carry out a rigorous investigation to find those responsible as quickly as possible,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Unless this investigation produces real results, we will have reason to be seriously worried about how journalists can do their job of informing the public in safety in the run-up to presidential elections on 6 June that will be decisive for the Mauritanian people”, it added.Mohamed Ould Zeine has lodged an official complaint about the attack. Police, who said they do not know the motives or the identity of his alleged attackers, promised to do their utmost to find those responsible. Their job could be made easier if they were able to localise and identify the person who made the telephone call to the journalist through GSM tracking.Elsewhere, a reporter for Agence Nouakchott d’Information, Mamouni Ould Moctar, was manhandled by activists of the Rally of Democratic Forces (RFD) on 4 May after taking photos of a demonstration against the election schedule. The journalist also carried out an interview with the head of the RFD, Ahmed Ould Daddah, in which he revealed practical support being given by the US Embassy to political parties opposed to the ruling junta. He made a complaint and one of the activists was arrested.Read the report on Mauritania published on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release Receive email alerts Follow the news on Mauritania Reporters Without Borders today voiced its outrage following a murder attempt against Mohamed Ould Zeine, editor of the independent Arab-language daily El Wattan and star presenter on Radio Mauritania.The journalist was left for dead after being battered and slashed by two men wielding baseball bats and knives on the evening of 12 May. He suffered a very serious injury to his left hand.He was drawn into a trap just after finishing presenting the news on Radio Mauritania at about midnight by a call on his mobile phone from an unknown caller who said one of his friends needed help. Ould Zeine left the radio studios and headed to the national lycée when he saw two men armed with baseball bats get out of a car and come towards him.He immediately tried to turn back but his assailants caught him and rained blows on him. He suffered serious injuries to his hands as he tried his best to protect his face. He also had his hands slashed with a knife. The attackers struck him on his legs and smashed his head against a wall at which point Mohamed Ould Zeine fainted. Believing him dead, his assailants fled, leaving him with numerous bruises and a serious hand injury. May 20, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further May 14, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leading journalist escapes murder attempt Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post News News Help by sharing this information MauritaniaAfrica March 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Cash Making a Comeback

first_img About Author: Alison Rich The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Cash Making a Comeback August 18, 2017 1,195 Views Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Freddie Mac mortgage The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Freddie Mac mortgage 2017-08-18 Alison Rich Previous: JPMorgan CEO on Trump Next: Inside, Outside U.S.A. Subscribe Housing starts charted lower than anticipated during Q2, according to Freddie Mac’s August Outlook. which is putting a strain on the preferred home-buying route and forcing buyers to pursue alternative avenues.The report examines how today’s limited supply of homes has resulted in an amount of cash sales in lieu of traditional originations, a number that sits above the historic norm.“Usually, not many people like to invest a lot of cash into real estate, which is illiquid and has high transaction costs,” said Sean Becketti, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, which opens up homeownership to millions by furnishing mortgage capital to lenders. “However, in the current, highly competitive housing market, a cash offer is an effective way to gain an advantage over other bidders. In a cash sale, the seller doesn’t have to worry about the buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage or the chances that an appraisal will come in below the agreed sales price. And each cash sale means one less mortgage origination.”With Freddie Mac’s prime mortgage market survey interest rates expected to remain under 4 percent for the rest of 2017, home sales should hit 6.2 million units for the year, a 3 percent jump over 2016, Freddie’s report says. That number would reach even greater heights, however, if inventory weren’t so hard to come by, it notes.Due to the intense demand and scant supply, house price appreciation is poised to average 6.3 percent for full-year 2017, the Outlook says.For comparison’s sake, in June, cash sales represented about 18 percent of all home sales. While that was sizably less than the high of 35 percent, it was still well above the historical average of 10 percent, Freddie Mac reported.So what impact might today’s mad dash for cash have on the mortgage market? If cash sales hold tight around 20 percent, the report maintains, that would translate to $172 billion less in mortgage originations than if the cash share reverted to its historical norm. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Cash Making a Comeback Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago last_img read more

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Dana’s future as presidential candidate in doubt

first_imgNewsx Adverts Dana’s future as presidential candidate in doubt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Previous articleGardai deal with ‘Public Order’ issue in Thornberry area of LetterkennyNext articleStrong condemnation of latest Derry bomb attack News Highland PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – October 13, 2011 Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Facebook Dana’s continuation in the Presidential race remains unclear this morning after a bizarre announcement by the Presidential candidate last night.Towards the end of the live TV debate she read from a prepared statement, claiming “vile and false” allegations were being made against a member of her family, and attempts were being made to implicate her and destroy her good character.Padraig Gallagher has this report:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/06paradana.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

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New Gallaghers owner says over 100 jobs could be on the cards

first_img Google+ Newsx Adverts Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter WhatsApp It’s been confirmed that the Managing Director of Gallaghers Bakery has agreed to buy back the fresh bread section of the company, with production staying in Ardara.In 2007, the bakery was sold to IAWS by the Gallagher family, with Declan Gallagher staying on as Managing Director. Last month, the company announced it was moving the frozen section of the business to Dublin, but was willing to sell the fresh bread section of the company.Now, it’s been confirmed that has been agreed, with Mr Gallagher hoping to expand the fresh lines and employ up to 70 people, with more hopefully to follow.Local businessman and Independent Election Candidate Stephen Mc Cahill says growing the business gradually is the best policy………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/mccal5301.mp3[/podcast]Speaking to Highland Radio News this afternoon, Declan Gallagher said he hasn’t yet been in touch with Udaras na Gaeltachta, but is likely to make contact with a view to future expansion.He’s hopeful that the numbers employed in Ardara can exceed 100 again in the not too distant future………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/dgall530.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsAppcenter_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLabour will retain services at LGH – Ruari QuinnNext articleO’Domhnaill denies Fianna Fail leader is purposely avoiding Donegal News Highland New Gallaghers owner says over 100 jobs could be on the cards HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week By News Highland – February 22, 2011 Pinterest Facebook Google+last_img read more

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