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Agricultural Development Bank ( 2014 Annual Report

first_imgAgricultural Development Bank ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Agricultural Development Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Agricultural Development Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Agricultural Development Bank (  2014 annual report.Company ProfileAgricultural Development Bank (ADB) is a leading financial institution in Ghana with an agricultural development focus. In 1964, Bank of Ghana set up a Rural Credit Department to manage legislation and plans and procedures for a specialised bank for the agricultural sector. ADB was established in 1965 as the Agricultural Credit and Cooperative Bank. The bank was restructured in 2009 and positioned as a full-service financial institution with an agricultural focus; offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, commercial, executive and parastatal sectors. ADB is responsible for providing up to 85% of institutional credit to the agricultural market. It also offers services in risk and treasury management. ADB has a national footprint with 78 branches located in the major towns and cities of Ghana, as well as automatic and mobile banking facilities. Agricultural Development Bank is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New Mauritius Hotels Limited ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgNew Mauritius Hotels Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

A stock market crash in 2020? I’m prepared!

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever, Diageo, Sage, Softcat, Alpha FX, Keystone Law, Microsoft and Reckitt Benckiser. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Microsoft, PayPal Holdings, and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Alpha FX, Diageo, InterContinental Hotels Group, Sage Group, and Softcat and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $85 calls on Microsoft and short January 2021 $115 calls on Microsoft. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares A stock market crash in 2020? I’m prepared! Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 22nd February, 2020 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. Stock market crashes are notoriously hard to predict. Ultimately, it’s anyone’s guess whether we’ll see one in 2020.That said, with global equity indexes at high levels and economic uncertainty rising, I think it’s prudent to think about downside risk right now. With that in mind, here’s a look at how I’ve prepared my investment portfolio for a stock market crash. 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…Risk exposureThe first thing I’ve done to prepare for a pullback is optimise my asset allocation so that I’m comfortable with my risk exposure. Currently, a large proportion of my portfolio is invested in well-established FTSE 100 dividend-paying companies that have stood the test of time, such as Unilever, Diageo, and Reckitt Benckiser.While these types of stocks are still likely to fall in a major crash, in the past they’ve tended to hold up better than expensive growth stocks. So, owning these provides peace of mind. Moreover, I’d expect them to continue paying out dividends if the market crashed. I’d then be able to use those dividends to buy cheap stocks.While I do own a number of smaller growth stocks as well, I’m keeping a close eye on my exposure here. These kinds of companies tend to get hit the worst in a crash and can fall 30-40% in the blink of any eye, so I don’t want to be overexposed to this area of the market.Large cash pileThe other thing to note about my asset allocation is that, recently, I’ve been following Warren Buffett’s lead and stockpiling cash in preparation for a pullback. Currently, my portfolio is about 20% cash.Having this cash available on the sidelines gives me powerful options in the event of a stock market crash. If panic sets in and high-quality companies are available at bargain valuations, I’ll be ready to strike.Market crash buy listFinally, I’ve also put together a wishlist of the stocks I want to buy in the event of a market crash, along with target prices for each stock. This means I’ll have a robust plan I can stick to if things get a little crazy.As for the companies on my wishlist, they tend to be high-quality FTSE 100 companies that often trade at higher valuations. Names on the list include Sage, IHG, Smith & Nephew, Diageo, and Unilever.There are also a few mid-cap stocks, such as Softcat and Gamma Communications, smaller companies such as Alpha FX and Keystone Law, and international stocks such as Microsoft and PayPal, I’d be keen to buy if the price was right.So, that’s how I’ve prepared for a stock market crash. Having optimised my asset allocation and stockpiled a ton of cash, I feel I’m well prepared should markets take a hit in the near future. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

How to make it in rugby broadcasting: Nick Mullins

first_imgNick Mullins has been a leading rugby broadcaster for more than 20 years, so how did he make it in the business and what has he learnt along the way? The glamour: Nick Mullins and Peter Richards discuss the finer points of rugby union By Graham JenkinsWelcome to The Forward Pass, a series of conversations with leading rugby union journalists, broadcasters, presenters and photographers who will offer the next generation of media professionals – and fans – an insight into how they cover the sport.The first industry veteran to join host Graham Jenkins to reflect on his career journey, discuss the key decisions he has made along the way and share how he approaches his job is journalist and commentator Nick Mullins.A familiar voice to many in the UK through his extensive work on TV and radio, Mullins will once again be the lead commentator for BT Sport’s coverage of the Aviva Premiership and Champions Cup before taking the microphone for ITV’s share of the Six Nations later this season.Read some extracts from the podcast and listen to the complete conversation below.Where did you get your first break?“That first break comes from how much you put into it and even as a 13 or 14 year old I was thinking about where I could get experience that might give me a bit of an edge. So my first job was in the summer holidays on the Loughborough and Coalville Trader which was a wonderful free sheet before gradating to the Loughborough Echo. I have always thought you get as much experience as you can early on by offering to work for free, to make the tea, shuffle paper around…I learnt so much by giving up my own time but working alongside those who were doing the job full time.Why did you initially opt for a career in radio?“I did a degree in media studies when media studies was not a particularly popular degree to do. I know now there is a proliferation of them and I have mixed views. If there was one thing that I might change given the option of doing a more general degree in say English at the University of East Anglia, if I hadn’t been so driven towards a career in journalism I might have taken a more general degree.“But from my point of view media studies was great – it introduced me to an area of journalism I had never thought of before and that was radio. I had always imagined I would be a print media journalist hopefully on a big national one day, I then came across this medium called radio and in terms of sport it was that much more immediate.”The BBC was clearly a huge factor in your career?“The best thing about the BBC and there a million brilliant things about the BBC and I will forever be grateful, but the best thing about the BBC, for those who do work for it or have worked for it, because it is so big, you get that many more avenues of opportunity within the same organization. If you look at my career path within the BBC that began as 17 year old doing what I did for nothing at Radio Leicester, leading to Radio Kent where I worked for four years, you learn on the job, it is an apprenticeship and for some people hose lucky enough to work there all their lives it can last your entire career.The master: Bill McLaren was the inspiration for so many commentators“I had four years at Radio Kent and then around the time Radio 5 was launching they needed producers so it was an easy link from a BBC local station to a national station, and a whole slew of us came through then, pretty much anyone who is doing what I do now on national radio or TV came through that generation of Radio 5 producers or commentators.“And I was at Radio 5 when Bill McLaren was thinking of retiring and they had a bunch of journalists there as options…like Miles Harrison, Jon Champion, Peter Drury, Mark Pougatch, there was literally dozens of us coming through.“The BBC was finding that more and more of their commentators needed replacing and the obvious place to look for those replacements was Radio 5 as that had been well received and was the perfect training ground.”Did luck play a part in your career to date? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img “I spent two years working unpaid at Radio Leicester every weekend, eventually commentating on Leicester City, so when the job as a sports reporter came up at Radio Kent it was not something that fazed me, it was something I knew I could do. Opportunities occur, but what you can do is make sure you are best qualified to make the most of them.”Posing the questions: Mullins at an England press conference during the Six NationsAre you a harsh critic of yourself?“The thing you have to realise is that you will never give the perfect commentary. I used to spend years and years in the earl today fretting about giving the perfect commentary that doesn’t exist. Over the course of 80 minutes, no matter what context you are in whether you are with a mate down the pub or commenting on a World Cup Final talk cogently for 80 minutes and in hindsight use every single word perfectly and at the perfect moment. As long as you identify most of he players correctly, don’t misidentify the try scorer, you don’t get the score wrong, you don’t swear and you don’t upset too many people you have to accept that as a reasonable commentary but you will never be perfect and it is pointless trying.”You seem to enjoy your job?“You can only be yourself broadcasting, if you’re not yourself then you won’t last long and you won’t get a great deal of satisfaction out of it because every time you go on air you are trying to be somebody else. People on Twitter occasionally say that I wish you wouldn’t laugh so much, stop joking around with each other but that’s how we are. We love what we do and love the sport, and as long as were not disrespecting the players and losing sight of what the players are trying to do then I think there is room for that.Top of their game: Stuart Barnes and Miles Harrison make broadcasting look easy…it isn’t“If there’s no personality coming through then there is a danger that it can become dull. But that’s not to say we’re aware you can over do it at times, in the big matches, at the big moments, I’m aware of the need to rein it in because what you never want to do as broadcaster is make the event about you. If you start to fall into the trap that you are as important as the thing you are commentating on then you really are in a deep hole.”Nick Mullins’ top tips:Work hard: “The first break comes from how much you put into it”Get your foot in the door: “I have always thought you get as much experience as you can early on by offering to work for free, to make the tea, shuffle paper around.”Soak it all in: “I learnt so much by giving up my own time but working alongside those who were doing the job full time.”Get it right: “If you are writing up a wedding report for a newspaper and you get the name of the bride’s father’s uncle wrong you can guarantee the editor will be getting a call. I still remember those days and the terror that I might have got someone’s name wrong in a wedding photo.”Be prepared: “Opportunities occur, but what you can do is make sure you are best qualified to make the most of them.”Trust: Mullins says a good rapport with coaches is essential to his job in getting insightCrucial contacts: “I could ring a Premiership Rugby coach and say I need to come and watch you train on the Tuesday and they will trust you to come in and watch that session without spilling the beans about a lineout play or a backs move they have been practising that week.”Capturing history: “If you have not thought about that [moment] then you are not doing your job, you don’t need to have written it down, but you have got to think of something that will highlight that shot we are seeing.” Twitter caution: “If you are going to use it then you need a thick enough skin or a good enough sense of humour to understand that not everyone will loved you as much as your mum does.”Don’t beat yourself up: “The thing you have to realise is that you will never give the perfect commentary…As long as you identify most of he players correctly, don’t misidentify the try scorer, you don’t get the score wrong, you don’t swear and you don’t upset too many people you have to accept that as a reasonable commentary but you will never be perfect and it is pointless trying.”last_img read more

This is the game – A breakdown of the 2011 Rugby World Cup

first_imgFriday Oct 28, 2011 This is the game – A breakdown of the 2011 Rugby World Cup Will Carling, Zinzan Brooke, Rob Henderson, Scott Quinnell, and Matt Burke are back for the final episode of TITG to discuss the final of the Rugby World Cup, and which other moments stood out for them. It was an interesting discussion, with all the usual banter. Depending on which side of the fence you sit, this RWC was either thoroughly enjoyable, or fairly disappointing. Taking your teams performance out of the equation, what were the stand out moments for you? The guys on the panel go through theirs. The topic of France naturally came up, as nobody ever expected them to make the final based on their form, but once there, they were just a few points away from upsetting New Zealand yet again and becoming World Champions. Tonga beating them proved to be a favourite moment for many though. Zinzan Brooke, champion in 1987, explains how things have changed since then and that there were no victory parades or organised events. They also went to work on the Monday morning, unlike the class of 2011, who are still out partying as they’ve had a week of taking the cup around the country. Matt Burke also recounts a hilarious story about Stephen Larkham, who so famously got his team into the final in 1999 – also against France – by beating the Springboks for a shock 40m dropgoal. There’s a few other great stories and comments too. It’s an enjoyable breakdown of the RWC. For more insights and analysis from the Heineken Ambassadors into Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand, please visit Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

At least 25 journalists detained, two of them facing 15-year jail terms

June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia to go further News December 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 At least 25 journalists detained, two of them facing 15-year jail terms “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News These are the presidential candidates who are currently detained: Uladzimir Niakliaeu, Andrey Sannikau, Ryhor Kastusyou, Alyaksey Mikhalevich and Mikalay Statkevich. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Organisation News News RSF_en RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Receive email alerts At least 25 journalists were arrested (see list below) during the violent crackdown on post-election protests in downtown Minsk on 19 December, or shortly thereafter, and several of them have been given sentences ranging from 10 to 15 days in prison on a charge of “participating in an unlawful demonstration.” Fifteen days in prison is the maximum penalty.At the same time, two journalists – Irina Khalip, a reporter for the Moscow-based daily Novaya Gazeta, and Natalia Radzina of the Charter 97 website – are facing the more serious charge of “organizing or participating in a public order disturbance,” according to the human rights group Vasnya. Five still detained opposition candidates are also facing the same charge, punishable by 3-15 years in prison.“We demand the immediate and unconditional release of all the journalists detained on 19 December,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The arrest of up to 30 journalists is in itself shocking but the imposition of jail sentences and the threat of much heavier jail terms for two of them is unacceptable.”The press freedom organisation added: “We urge the governments of the European Union, the Russian government and European and international institutions to bring all possible pressure to bear to have this repression stopped.”The Belarusian government treats its population with the utmost contempt and flouts all of its international obligations. The modest progress seen in recent months is now proving to have been nothing more than tactical window-dressing. If the authorities do not change course at once, lasting deterioration is inevitable, both domestically and in the country’s international relations.According to the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), which compiled the data, 22 of the 25 detained journalists were beaten or roughed up. The journalists who have so far been given jail sentences include Ilya Kuznyatsou (15 days), Tatsyana Bublikava (Belsat, 10 days), Zmitser Halko (Radio Liberty, 10 days) and Alyaksandr Astafyev (Moi Rayon, St. Petersburg, 10 days). The Russian journalist was finally released on 22 december according to court official. Other trials are pending. Khalip, the Novaya Gazeta correspondent, was arrested on 19 December with her husband, Andrey Sannikau, one of the opposition presidential candidates. Radzina, the Charter 97 editor, was arrested when anti-riot troops raided the website’s office on the morning of 20 December. Three members of its editorial staff were arrested with her and sentenced to 10 days in prison.Here is the list of detained journalists. It was taken from the BAJ website, where it is available in English and Russian:1. Tatsiana Bublikava, an independent journalist, a member of BAJ (sentenced for 10 days of administrative arrest)2. Аndrzej Paczobut, reporter for Gazeta Wyborcza, a member of BAJ (The journalist was detained in Independence Square in the evening of 19 December and brought to Kastrychnitski District Court of Minsk. He was refused an advocate, but the court found him not guilty and set free. According to the journalist, it was due to an active work of his newspaper and Foreign Ministry of Poland.)3. Kastus Lashkevich,, a member of BAJ (was detained, but set free in the morning of 20 December)4. Aliaksandr Uladyka, an independent journalist (was detained, but set free in the morning of 20 December)5. Zmicier Sauka, a member of BAJ (location unknown)6. Tsimafey Kaspiarovich, an independent journalist (was detained at Kastrychnitsky District Police)7. Ilya Kuzniatsou an independent journalist, a member of BAJ (sentenced for 15 days of administrative arrest)8. Iryna Khalip, a member of BAJ, a reporter of Novaya Gazeta, Russia (detained and sent to Akrestsina Detention Center)9. Natallia Radzina, Charter“97, a member of BAJ (beaten by the police in Independence Square and later detained to the KGB prison)10. Vadzim Zamirouski, “Belgazeta” (kept in Akrestsin Detention Center till December 20, a flash-stick got seized)11. Khrystsina Shatsikava, “Nash Dom” newspaper distributor (detained and sent to Kastrychnitski City District Police Department in Minsk)12. Zmitsier Halko (aka Budzimir), Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty correspondent (detained on his way home from Independence Square, location remains unknown)13. Maryna Vaynova, “Nash Dom” newspaper distributor (detained and sent to Kastrychnitski City District Police Department in Minsk)14. A TV crew from St. Petersburg (Russia) – released shortly after detention15. Alaksandr Astafyeu, “My District” newspaper (St. Petersburg) – sent an short message to his colleagues that he had been convoyed to the Partisanski City Disctrict Court in Minsk. Sentenced to 10 days of administrative detention but released on 22 december according to court official.16. Siarhey Vazniak, “Tovarisch” newspaper’s Editor-in-chief, Uladzimir Niaklayeu’s authorized representative, a BAJ Board member – location remains unknown17. Aliaksandr Fiaduta, an independent journalist, Uladzimir Niaklayeu’s authorized representative, a BAJ member – location remains unknown18. Maria Antonova, a France Press Agency correspondent (sent to the Leninski City District Police Department)19. Dzmitry Ivanou, a “Natsionalny Kontrol” newspaper correspondent (Russia). The journalist was detained and convoyed to the Zavodski City District Police Department in Minsk for personal identification on December 18, 2010 in the evening. He was released some time later. (Source of information – Interfax News Agency)20. Maksim Piatrovich, a “Natsionalny Kontrol” newspaper correspondent (Russia). The journalist was detained and convoyed to the Zavodski City District Police Department in Minsk for personal identification on December 18, 2010 in the evening. He was released some time later. (Source of information – Interfax News Agency)21. Pavel Sieviaryniets, a BAJ Council Member (convoyed to the KGB investigation ward in Minsk)22. Aliaksei Shein, a BAJ member (sentenced to 12 days of arrest by the Savietski City District Court of Minsk, convoyed to Akrestsina Detention Center)23. Yauhien Vaskovich, «Bobruyski Kuryer» newspaper correspondent, a BAJ member from Babruysk (Mahilou region). The journalist was sentenced to 12 days of arrest. He is kept in Akrestsina Detention Center. Y.Vaskovich was detained in Minsk on December 20, 2010.24. Yan Lahvinovich, an independent journalist, a BAJ member. The journalist was detained in Minsk on December 19, 2010. He was beaten cruelly by riot police. As a result of this attack, the journalist’s head was injured and his hand was broken. The media worker was sentenced to 10 days of administrative arrest. He is kept in Akrestsina Detention Center. The Detention Center officers refused to take a parcel from the journalist’s wife on December 21, 2010.25. Ruslan Ihnatovich – «Pressball» non-staff newspaper correspondent, a 2 year student of BSU Institute of Journalism. Mr. Ihnatovich’s group-mates told the European Radio for Belarus correspondents that the Institute management discussed the possibility of expelling the journalist from the University. However, the rumors have been refuted by the Institute Chair Siarhej Dubovik. May 27, 2021 Find out more read more

An exhibition of Limerick silver and lace taking place throughout May

first_imgSilver & Lace2018 marks the 850th anniversary of the founding of the Cathedral and an exciting programme of events is planned, including a celebration of the various institutions within the city, including Sport, Tourism, Commerce, Health & Education.There will also be a focus each month on a figure associated with the Cathedral, as well as Mission project to support and encourage local charities and causes in the Limerick area.During the month of May we celebrate Limerick Arts & Crafts and an exhibition on Limerick Silver and Lace has been brought together to showcase and highlight some of the indigenous crafts to the City of Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick silver is considered one of the most valuable hallmarks in the country and Limerick lace is highly regarded across the world.Most of the silver is in the possession of the Cathedral, under the auspices of the Treasurer (the Rev’d Canon Jane Galbraith) who forms part of the Cathedral Chapter.The lace is kindly on loan from Limerick Museum and Limerick City Trust and Limerick is grateful to two bodies for their generous support in particular, Dr Matthew Potter and Mr David O’Brien.The exhibition runs for the month of May.More local news here. Print Advertisement Hospital bosses deny claims of manipulating trolley figures Twitter Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Facebook Previous articleLimerick’s Saint Mary’s Cathedral take on #Ode2Joy ChallengeNext article#WATCH LIT to bridge gap to technological university status Staff Reporter TAGSCathedralCommerceeducationhealthLaceLimeick Arts & CraftsLimerick SilverSporttourism Vicky calls for right to die with dignity center_img WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning NewsLocal NewsAn exhibition of Limerick silver and lace taking place throughout MayBy Staff Reporter – May 8, 2018 679 Email Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students last_img read more

Mnuchin: ‘We Will Restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’

first_img Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE  Print This Post About Author: Mike Albanese September 9, 2019 2,513 Views Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE 2019-09-09 Mike Albanese Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin told FOX News Monday that he hopes to have Congressional support on GSE reform within the next three to six months.“They’ve been in conservatorship for too long,” Mnuchin said in the interview. He added that now is the right time to “recapitalize on them and make them stronger,” and to also protect taxpayers in the event of another housing downturn. Mnuchin told FOX that the government is in the process of negotiating with the FHFA on current lines, and hope to reach an agreement that would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to retain their earnings. He said this would be a step in the right direction in increasing third-party capital. He added that if the administration does not get Congressional support, it will move forward and make whatever changes it can administratively. “We will restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.” Mnuchin said. He said both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac currently have about $3 million in capital. The Trump administration released its plan for housing finance reform last week, more than a decade after the Great Recession sent the GSEs into conservatorship. According to the department, the Treasury Housing Reform Plan consists of a series of recommended legislative administrative reforms aimed to “protect American taxpayers against future bailouts,” preserve the 30-year-fixed-rate mortgage, and help guide Americans toward the path to homeownership. “The Trump Administration is committed to promoting much needed reforms to the housing finance system that will protect taxpayers and help Americans who want to buy a home,” said Mnuchin in a release. “An effective and efficient Federal housing finance system will also meaningfully contribute to the continued economic growth under this Administration.”   Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac suffered significant losses due to their structural flaws and lack of sufficient oversight during the financial crisis of 2008. The GSEs received more than $190 billion from the Treasury Department.Despite the plan, industry insiders questioned whether reform of the GSEs will happen before the end Trump’s term as president, or if he is re-elected. Watch the interview here.  in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Delinquencies Fall While Prepayments Rise Next: What is Driving Housing Sentiment? Mnuchin: ‘We Will Restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’ Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mnuchin: ‘We Will Restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’ Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

1-year-old Rory Norman killed in ‘targeted’ shooting at his Dallas home: Chief

first_imgMattGush/iStock(DALLAS) — A 1-year-old boy who had just learned to say his name was killed while asleep in his bed in what the Dallas police chief described as a shooting that was “deliberate and targeted.”Toddler Rory Norman died early Sunday morning when someone armed with a rifle crept up to his bedroom window and opened fire, Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said at an emotional news conference.“It happened on my watch and I am angry, and this sh– has to stop in this city,” said a visibly outraged Hall as she showed reporters a recent video of Rory smiling and saying his name as his mother yelled “Yeahhh!”The death marked the fourth time in the first week of 2020 that a child under the age of 10 was killed by gun violence in the United States and came after a year in which more than 150 children under the age of 13 were shot to death across the nation, according to an ABC News’ review of the Gun Violence Archives, a website that tracks all shootings in America.Hall said that had Rory lived, he would have celebrated his second birthday on Jan. 24.The child’s 20-year-old uncle, who was home from college for the holidays, was also shot several times in the shocking incident and was in stable condition in a Dallas hospital.The shooting unfolded about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday when police suspect someone familiar with the home’s layout walked up to a bedroom window and fired multiple times into the home.As of Monday, no arrests were made and police were asking the public for help in identifying the suspect.“What we know about this shooting currently is that it was intentional, it was deliberate, and this location was targeted,” Hall said.Hall said the assailant must have known people were inside the house asleep and aimed the rifle to kill.“He shot only into the bedroom. He angled the weapon in a downward position. And, because it was 3:30 in the morning, he knew that the residents of the home would be asleep and so he knew where to fire.”She said while investigators know a rifle was used in the homicide, she conceded that little information is known about the gunman.“We know that someone somewhere knows something and we need your information,” Hall said. “This senseless violence will stop. We’re determined that it will. But we can’t do this alone. We need your help.”She said that in an unrelated incident in another section of Dallas over the weekend, an 8-year-old child was grazed by a bullet fired in the air at random.Directing her anger at the unidentified individuals responsible for the shootings, Hall said, “Whoever pulled these triggers, we will find you. Rest assured, we will find you.”Hall said it remained under investigation why the gunman targeted the home of Rory’s family. She said multiple people live at the house.“We’re looking into every aspect and I can tell you we will not rest until we find out exactly what happened,” Hall said.In 2019, at least 151 children 13 years old and under were killed by gun violence across the United States, according to a review of the Gun Violence Archieves. At least nine of those children were killed in Texas, including a 9-year-old Dallas girl, Brandoniaya Bennett, who died when two teenagers allegedly fired into her apartment, police said.“Not only are we brokenhearted, we are angry,” Hall said of Rory’s death. “This 1-year-old baby was killed due to senseless gun violence in this city that we are determined and aggressive about eradicating in 2020.”Hall went to the home where Rory was killed and, pausing to collect her emotions, said, “It’s a scene of a baby dying.”“I don’t know what that looks like to everyone else, but I know it’s something you never want to see, not only as a mother but a police chief,” she said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Editorial: Suzanne Crouch Should Consider Filing As A Republican Nominee For Governor

first_imgOn July 26, 2016 22 GOP Party leaders will hold caucus to select a replacement for Governor Mike Pence.  This committee have the rare opportunity to elect an extremely popular and qualified individual to fill the vacancy of former Governor Mike Pence who opt to run for Vice President of United States.  It is our opinion the person they should consider to fill that position is none other than State Auditor Susan Crouch from Vanderburgh County.Its important to point out that Susan Crouch hasn’t officially applied to be a candidate for the vacant position as the Republican nominee for the Governor of Indiana.   However we hear that many people throughout the State are encouraging her to do so.   Whomever is selected as the Republican nominee for Governor must be a person whom has built many meaningful political relationships throughout our great state over the years.  It’s our opinion that Susan Crouch has done that. That being said, we recommend that it’s time for Susan Crouch to seriously consider throwing her hat in the ring as candidate for the Governor of Indiana.Suzanne’s Crouch is an extremely principled person with a strong sense of personal responsibility. Throughout her political career she has helped the less fortunate.  She is very personable and trustworthily.Susan Crouch graduated from Purdue University with honors. She worked in the private sector as a realtor, stockbroker and small business owner.In 1994, she ran for Vanderburgh County Auditor, serving two terms (1995-2002).  In 2002, she was elected as a Vanderburgh County Commissioner, where she served for two and a half years (2003-2005) including President of the Commission.  Susan won both political position by an overwhelming popular vote.In 2005, she was elected, in political caucus, to fill a vacancy as State Representative on the first ballot, defeating five other candidates. She served in the House of Representatives for eight years (2005-2013). During this time, she served as Vice-Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee and on the Public Health Committee.In January 2014, she was appointed by  Governor Mike Pence to serve as Indiana’s 56th Auditor.  on November 2014, she was elected to a full-term, leading the ticket among other statewide candidates.  As Indiana’s Chief Financial Officer, Suzanne is responsible for accounting for the funds of the state’s $31 billion biennial budget, for paying the state’s bills and employees and making tax distributions to local government. Last year, she traveled to all 92 counties building partnerships with local government.In 2012, Suzanne received the “Public Policy Award” from the Arc of Indiana for her work with people with disabilities. In 2014 Suzanne received the “Legislator of the Year Award” from the Indiana Association of Rehabilitative Services for her advocacy for people with disabilities. Also in 2015 she received the Arc of Indiana’s “Executive Director’s Award”.  In 2015 she was awarded the City County Observer “Community Achievement Award”.In closing we hope Suzanne Crouch decides to throw her hat in the ring and run for Governor.  If not,  she shall still remain a positive and influential force in Indiana politics!  We wish her well either way!Footnote: Attached below is a complete list of the individuals in charge of selecting a replacement for Governor Pence.Indiana State Republican Committee To Determine Gov Pence Replacement1 Chair Chuck Williams [email protected] Vice Rebecca Holwerda [email protected] 219-322-87912 Chair Deb Felming [email protected] 574-298-92552 Vice Nick Barbknecht [email protected] 219-229-99993 Chair Barabra Krisher3 Vice Bill Davis [email protected] Chair Craig Dunn [email protected] Vice Barabara Knochel5 Chair Kyle Hupfer [email protected] Vice Judy Black [email protected] Chair Mark Wynn [email protected] Vice Ginger Bradford7 Chair Tom John [email protected] Vice Jennifer Ping [email protected] Chair Rick Martin [email protected] Vice Brenda Goff [email protected] Chair Jamey Noel [email protected] Vice Beth Boyce [email protected] Chair Jeff Cardwell [email protected] 317-964-5013State Vice Chair Misty Dees Hollis [email protected] 317-964-5013State Secretary Barb McClellan [email protected] 317-635-7561State Treasurer Dan DumezichFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more