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This FTSE 100 stock yields 9%. Here’s why I think its dividend is safe

first_img Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Finding a high-yield FTSE 100 stock with a safe dividend has become increasingly difficult. After all, many of the index’s popular high yielders have cancelled or suspended their payouts this year. And some have indicated they won’t be paying anything in 2021 either.However, there’s one big payer in the blue-chip index I think is a brilliant buy today. The company in question is tobacco group Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB). Here I’ll explain why I’m convinced its current 9% yield on a rebased dividend is safe. And also why I think it can grow its earnings and dividends in future.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…Still a top FTSE 100 stock for yieldEarlier this week, in its half-year results, IMB announced it’s reducing its dividend by 33.3%. A cut was widely anticipated, but the timing wasn’t. With new chief executive Stefan Bomhard not set to start until 1 July, the cut wasn’t expected until the full-year results in November.I think it’s good IMB has given investors early clarity on where they stand. The dividend will enable the company “to accelerate debt repayment”. It will also “support a more flexible approach to capital allocation in the future”. In other words, it will provide the incoming chief executive with some firepower to invest in the business.The rebased dividend implies a payout of 137.7p per share for IMB’s current financial year ending 30 September. At a share price of 1,535p, this gives the aforementioned handsome yield of 9%. Furthermore, the board said it will be “retaining a progressive dividend policy, growing annually from the rebased level”.IMB is a FTSE 100 stock with robust dividend coverLet’s look first at how well earnings support the current year’s dividend. And then at whether IMB is well positioned to grow the annual payout from the rebased level.Unlike many companies, IMB is still giving guidance on its earnings expectations for the current year. The key components are:Core earnings-per-share (EPS) decline of 2%Plus a “low single-digit” negative impact from Covid-19-related factorsA 0.6% negative impact from intellectual property impairmentAnd 0.3% EPS dilution from the sale of its premium cigar business (expected to complete in July)Assuming the low single-digit Covid-19 impact is 1% to 4%, we get an EPS decline of between 3.9% and 6.9%, with 5.4% at the mid-point. This translates to an EPS range of 254p to 262p, with 258p mid. Last year’s EPS was 273p.The first thing I’d note is that the rebased dividend of 137.7p is covered a robust 1.8 to 1.9 times by EPS. The second thing is, the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is around 6.The bargain-basement P/E suggests investors could enjoy strong capital gains in addition to juicy dividends. I’d suggest IMB need only deliver relatively modest earnings and dividend growth in future to attract a significant re-rating of its shares.IMB has a lot to offerAs things stand, I’d expect IMB’s fiscal 2021 EPS to be ahead of the current year’s. This is because, among other things, I see scope for improvement in the performance of its next-generation products, and some increase in its duty-free and travel retail business.Looking further ahead, I believe pricing power, cost efficiencies, and further potential industry consolidation mean tobacco companies still have a lot to offer investors. As such, I’d be happy to snap up IMB today for its dividend yield and capital gains potential. 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. This FTSE 100 stock yields 9%. Here’s why I think its dividend is safe G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. 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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! G A Chester | Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 | More on: IMB See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

Hidden House / Jackson Clements Burrows

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeJackson Clements BurrowsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesElsternwickSydneyAustraliaPublished on August 18, 2016Cite: “Hidden House / Jackson Clements Burrows ” 18 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse 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 »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?隐匿式住宅 / Jackson Clements Burrows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 Houses CopyHouses•Elsternwick, Australia Photographs:  John Gollings Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project General Contractor: Hidden House / Jackson Clements Burrows Photographs Australia Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Area Area of this architecture project Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project BD Projectscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793538/hidden-house-jackson-clements-burrows Clipboard Manufacturers: Mafi, Light project, Selkirk “COPY” Hidden House / Jackson Clements BurrowsSave this projectSaveHidden House / Jackson Clements BurrowsSave this picture!© John Gollings+ 18 Share Consultant:Meyer ConsultingCity:ElsternwickCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© John GollingsRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Park Street is a simple and robust dwelling built to accommodate a young family and their evolving needs. Natural material choices, a limited palette and inter-linked garden spaces combine to create a calming backdrop and engaging living experience in the daily lives of the occupants. Save this picture!© John GollingsSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© John GollingsA former tennis court site, shaped like a ‘battle-axe’, presented a unique opportunity nestled within the middle of a typical suburban block. The program was based on the client’s desire for tranquillity and seclusion from the street while balancing occupant amenity and privacy from the site’s 11 surrounding neighbours. Key to the design response was the inter-linking of house and landscape spaces to create the sense of living within a hidden garden.  Save this picture!© John GollingsThis vision was achieved through the use of three distinct yet inter-linked garden spaces framing the building to create spatial variety and interest. Living spaces are located on the ground floor with connecting vistas through to the garden and central courtyard. Bedrooms are located on the upper level of the house and have operable shutters to ensure privacy and control views and outlook to the surrounding landscape. Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionSliding glazed walls on the ground floor enable the occupants to adapt the living areas into large open spaces or smaller, intimate settings with a high level of connection to the garden so that sitting within the house is like sitting within the landscape.  Save this picture!© John GollingsOff-white concrete bricks, concrete floors, white stained cladding and naturally oiled timber, were chosen with the desire to create a generous home – one that would provide maximum living comfort for its occupants, with minimal long term maintenance. This simple dwelling creates a peaceful and engaging living experience.Save this picture!© John GollingsProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla Ribander / Raya Shankhwalker ArchitectsSelected ProjectsSOM’s Timber Tower System Successfully Passes Strength TestingArchitecture News Share Year:  2014 Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793538/hidden-house-jackson-clements-burrows Clipboardlast_img read more

Venezuela defends against Colombian border attacks

first_imgIn late August, after months of outrages and provocations, Venezuela temporarily closed down some sections of its border with neighboring Colombia.The move came following an attack by Colombian paramilitary forces on three members of the Venezuelan military and one civilian inside the borders of Venezuela who were trying to stop smuggling in the border city of San Antonio del Tachira. This latest incident followed a pattern of increasing paramilitary violence. The Venezuela government has arrested 32 alleged paramilitaries.The U.S media immediately showed their customary hostility to just about anything the Venezuelan government and President Nicolas Maduro do to defend the Bolivarian Revolution.On Aug. 27 the New York Times published a scurrilous article accusing President Maduro of “a crackdown on immigrants.” This propaganda piece, along with other similar lies including from the U.S. government, is, of course, pure hogwash.There are 5.7 million Colombian citizens living peacefully in Venezuela, a country with a total population of 30 million. An estimated 150,000 Colombians arrive annually in search of a better life — and a safer life.Unlike the reaction of many imperialist countries, including the United States, Venezuelan society welcomes immigrants. They are included in all social programs that Venezuelans receive, including free education, health care and subsidized food and housing.There are no refugee camps like the private prisons in the U.S. On the contrary, the U.N. Human Rights Council has given singular recognition to Venezuela for its humane recognition of refugees.The problem along Venezuela’s border with Colombia is not about immigration at all.International trade and socialismThe Bolivarian Revolution underway in Venezuela aspires to build a socialist society. In a world dominated by capitalism and imperialism, a government aiming toward socialism needs to maintain a monopoly on foreign trade. Without this, socialist planning for people’s needs is next to impossible.This problem is especially acute for Venezuela, which has a long border with Colombia — a country whose ruling class is completely lined up with and under the domination of U.S imperialism. The Colombian masses must endure the presence of U.S. troops and a militarized government which attacks every vestige of progressive development. They are also victims of a trade arrangement that allows goods produced in the U.S. to overwhelm local industry and farming.Poor and working people in Colombia are at the mercy of so-called market reforms and austerity, not to mention the depredations of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Billions of dollars have been spent trying to suppress progressive revolutionary forces like the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). At the same time the military and paramilitary forces have run roughshod over the political and human rights of the people, killing trade unionists and human rights workers.The government of Venezuela has sought to ease the impact of the worldwide capitalist economic crisis by subsidizing necessities for its people. Unfortunately, unscrupulous capitalists, with the full support of the imperialists, have sought to undermine the Bolivarian Revolution. They illegally buy subsidized gasoline, food, medicine and other basic products in Venezuela and smuggle them for resale in Colombia at a huge profit, where prices are much higher.The Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela published a statement in the New York Times on Sept. 9, entitled “The Truth about the Venezuela-Colombia Border Situation.” It explains that the government has had to impose “extraordinary measures by closing a partial section of its border” to protect its people “from serious threats to our national and economic security.” (eeuu.embajada.gob.ve)The statement says that “oil smugglers can obtain a 3,000 percent profit by transferring gas illegally from Venezuela to Colombia. In Cucuta, Colombia, 5 gallons of gasoline cost 14,000 bolivares, while in Venezuela the cost is … 3 bolivares.” Corn flour costs 650 bolivares in Colombia compared to 19 in Venezuela.Other facts are that “30 percent of Venezuela’s food imports are smuggled out of the country; 40 percent of Venezuela’s goods in general are smuggled out; 80 percent of products sold in Cucuta, Colombia, are smuggled out; the partial border closing is saving Venezuela over 260,000 gallons of gas a day; [and] Venezuela loses at least $2 billion a year from contraband.”Is there any wonder that shortages have appeared in Venezuela? This is not only an attack on the Venezuelan government, but on the very lives of poor and working people in both countries.Furthermore, it has always been the case that it is far easier for a society to provide luxuries for a few than basic necessities for the vast majority of people. As a nation that is attempting to build socialism, which is under constant attack and subversion by the U.S. — including a blatant coup attempt in 2002 — and is struggling to protect its population from the ravages of the world capitalist crisis, Venezuela has a right to defend itself against these imperialist- and capitalist-inspired attacks.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indignación por ataque de Trump El movimiento de Portland contraataca

first_imgPortland, Oregon22 de julio. Se desplegaron oficiales federales para “sofocar” las protestas de Portland a partir del fin de semana del 10 de julio y continuando la semana siguiente. Agentes no identificados y camuflados arrestaron y detuvieron a manifestantes sin siquiera un pretexto. La administración Trump ha intensificado la confrontación entre la gente y el aparato estatal, trayendo un olor a fascismo a la ciudad. El movimiento de Portland está luchando.Las madres contra la brutalidad policial mantienen la línea contra los policías federales, protegiendo a los manifestantes frente al Centro de Justicia del Condado de Multnomah, Portland, Oregon, en las primeras horas de la mañana del 20 de julio.Como en todas las grandes ciudades de los EE.UU., Portland, Oregón, ha visto a miles de personas irrumpir en las calles, puentes y plazas de la ciudad desde el asesinato de George Floyd a manos de la policía de Minneapolis. La gente ha protestado por el asesinato de Floyd y el de los miles de otras víctimas principalmente negras, morenas e indígenas de la brutalidad policial desenfrenada. Las protestas en Portland han continuado durante más de 50 días consecutivos.En todo el país, este movimiento contra la violencia policial racista se ha encontrado con más violencia policial, asfixiando los centros urbanos de costa a costa con gases lacrimógenos y una amplia gama de las llamadas armas menos letales. Utilizado incorrectamente, como lo ha hecho la policía en muchas ocasiones, tales armas han sido de hecho letales. El gas lacrimógeno en sí es un arma química prohibida en la guerra por el derecho internacional.Ted Wheeler, el alcalde demócrata de Portland, ha protestado contra los oficiales federales de Trump, por lo que podría sorprender a la gente de todo el país que las multitudes de personas que la policía de Portland ha brutalizado todas las noches, lo detestan. Wheeler inicialmente acordó limitar el uso de gases lacrimógenos por parte de la Oficina de Policía de Portland, aunque no prohibirlo por completo, después de la indignación masiva por el asalto desenfrenado de la policía con el arma química.Wheeler es el alcalde y el comisionado de la Oficina Policial de Portland (PPB, siglas en inglés), y por lo tanto, tiene un poder unilateral dentro del Ayuntamiento para las asignaciones de la PPB. Portland es la última ciudad importante en los EE. UU. que utiliza la forma de gobierno, que se llama comisión. Esta forma combina la autoridad legislativa y ejecutiva al dar al alcalde y a los comisionados de la ciudad el control sobre oficinas individuales como la oficina de policía, la oficina de transporte, la oficina de parques, etc.El alcalde se ha resistido a los llamados a entregar el control de PPB a la comisionada Jo Ann Hardesty y poner fin a su evidente conflicto de intereses. Elegida en 2018, Hardesty es la primera y única mujer negra elegida para el Consejo de la Ciudad de Portland y muchas personas la vean como la que más simpatiza con la comunidad activista a menudo estridente de la ciudad.Pero las fuerzas represivas federales fueron incluso peores que el PPB. Oregon Public Broadcasting informó el 12 de julio que un oficial de los Alguaciles de EE.UU. le disparó en la cabeza al manifestante Donavan LaBella, de 26 años, con municiones “menos que letales” en lo que los testigos describieron como un ataque no provocado, causando fracturas faciales y del cráneo que requirieron cirugías reconstructivas. LaBella permanece hospitalizada en estado crítico.Los federales se movilizanEl jefe interino del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, Chad Wolf, llegó a Portland el 16 de julio por orden de Trump de supervisar la represión federal. Los oficiales federales han aumentado el uso de gases lacrimógenos, armas químicas a grandes multitudes sin previo aviso, lo que este reportero experimentó de primera mano la noche del 17 de julio.Múltiples informes y secuencias de video retratan a los oficiales federales vestidos de camuflaje, que carecen de números o etiquetas de identificación, agarran a las personas de las calles y las llevan a camionetas sin marcar, luego las conducen con los ojos vendados a un lugar no revelado. Ahora la gente sabe que este fue el Palacio de Justicia Federal de Hatfield, a una cuadra al norte de la sede del PPB, donde fueron interrogados y fotografiados.Workers World habló con un manifestante (cuyo nombre no se menciona aquí por su seguridad) en la noche del 17 de julio, quien describió cómo los oficiales federales lo agarraron de la acera y lo empujaron a una camioneta sin marcar. Fue liberado al día siguiente después de una noche de intensos interrogatorios en el tribunal federal.A los detenidos no se les informa sobre los delitos que se les imputan o solo se les dan razones vagas para su detención. Estos arrestos han despertado enojo y preocupación en Portland. Aquí, los paramilitares fascistas vestidos con camuflaje y equipo similares aparecen regularmente en manifestaciones donde atacan a izquierdistas y ayudan a la policía.Los oficiales federales están confundiendo las líneas entre ellos y los paramilitares fascistas. Muchas personas sospechan que algunos oficiales de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos están involucrados en estos secuestros. La Patrulla Fronteriza ha mejorado la sua autoridad dentro de las 100 millas de cualquier costa o frontera, y por lo tanto abarca Portland y dos tercios de toda la población de los EE. UU.El periódico local Willamette Week, después de identificar los números de matrícula en varias camionetas del video de los secuestros, determinó que fueron alquilados a EAN Holdings LLC, una subsidiaria operativa de Enterprise Holdings, propietaria de las marcas Enterprise, Alamo y National de alquiler de automóviles. Esto no debería sorprender a nadie que conozca las profundas relaciones entre las corporaciones y la policía.Greyhound Bus Lines, por ejemplo, ha sido un blanco frecuente de manifestantes que denuncian su colaboración con agentes de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas que realizan incursiones en los pasajeros de Greyhound.La semana de Willamette informó el 20 de julio que durante el fin de semana, “los videos virales y las fotos de la protesta del sábado por la noche mostraron a la policía federal golpeando a un veterano de la Armada, Christopher David, con porras y gases lacrimógenos a una multitud que incluía al comisionado del condado de Multnomah, Sharon Meieran”. Meieran tuiteó: “Anoche fui golpeada por una fuerza de ocupación federal que vi arrojar dos latas de veneno, sin previo aviso, a una multitud no violenta, incluidos los ancianos y los vulnerables”.La represión del graffiti suscita resistenciaEn semanas anteriores, las multitudes habían disminuido a cientos en las protestas nocturnas. Ahora, la llegada de oficiales y funcionarios federales ha galvanizado a miles de personas en Portland, incluidos muchos residentes mayores. Muchos de los que no suelen asistir a las manifestaciones están conmocionados e indignados por lo que ven como una ocupación de su ciudad por parte de violentos agitadores externos–los agentes federales.El objetivo de Trump de sofocar las protestas e intimidar a las personas para que se queden en casa ha funcionado al revés, un resultado predecible en una ciudad conocida por sus grandes y regulares protestas.Para justificar las tácticas extremas utilizadas por los oficiales federales, tácticas que se ajustan al Chile del ex dictador Pinochet, el jefe interino del DHS, Wolf, publicó una lista de las fechas y ubicaciones de los graffiti que los manifestantes habían pintado. Si el conflicto fuera menos grave, la respuesta feroz de Wolf al graffiti sería ridícula. En cambio, subraya el motivo real del gobierno: aplastar un movimiento popular antirracista y antifascista que ha barrido el país como un incendio forestal y se ha mantenido durante más de dos meses.El estado busca cualquier razón, por absurda o falsa que sea, para justificar sus viciosos ataques contra los manifestantes. Etiqueta a cualquiera como terrorista o anarquista violento por su participación en el movimiento, sin importar cuán pacífica o constitucional pueda ser su participación.Incluso la gobernadora de Oregon, Kate Brown, junto con muchos otros políticos estatales y locales, condenó la represión como un caso de extralimitación federal y pidió que los oficiales se fueran. Históricamente, los oficiales federales han ayudado solo a pedido de los líderes estatales y locales. Nunca han sido impuestas por la Casa Blanca a los estados, como está sucediendo ahora en Oregon.Es irónico que los llamados conservadores, que a menudo dicen que apoyan los derechos de los estados y se oponen a la extralimitación federal, han permanecido en silencio.El alcalde Wheeler, quien se unió al gobernador Brown para condenar la presencia violenta de oficiales federales, inicialmente aseguró al público que el PPB, bajo su control directo, no estaba coordinando con los oficiales federales y no lo haría. Sin embargo, después de varias noches de protestas, ha quedado claro que los oficiales del PPB han avanzado sobre los manifestantes en coordinación con los agentes federales.“La policía de Portland y los oficiales federales marcharon hombro con hombro el domingo por la mañana para dispersar a los manifestantes en el centro”, se dijo en un artículo del 18 de julio en The Oregonian, el periódico más grande del estado. En una conferencia de prensa, “el jefe de policía de Portland Chuck Lovell confirmó que las dos fuerzas comparten planes en tiempo real entre sí”.El subjefe Chris Davis reveló a los legisladores estatales en una audiencia legislativa que “un miembro del Servicio Federal de Protección se encuentra en el puesto de mando de la Policía de Portland durante las manifestaciones en el centro”.El Comisionado Hardesty emitió esta declaración pública el 18 de julio en Twitter: “Sabemos que el presidente de la Asociación de Policía de Portland, Daryl Turner, se reunió con el secretario del DHS, Chad Wolf. Sabemos que la policía de Portland está colaborando con esta fuerza de ocupación federal”. Hasta la fecha, el Secretario Wolf solo se ha reunido con Turner y no con ningún funcionario de la ciudad o del estado.La escalada del gobierno federal ocurre solo unos meses antes de las elecciones generales de 2020 a medida que la posición de Trump en las encuestas electorales se desploma. Desesperado por revertir su fortuna, Trump y sus partidarios, incluidos los policías, podrían estar usando a Portland para probar tácticas autoritarias, preparándose para usarlas en otros lugares.Es alentador que la primera reacción de Portland fue enfrentar la creciente represión con una lucha intensificada, con un “Muro de las madres” que protege a los manifestantes en el Palacio de Justicia Federal. Es un buen comienzo. La represión y las tácticas fascistas del estado deben ser cumplidas por un movimiento popular antirracista y antifascista que nunca dejará de impulsar sus demandas de justicia y libertad del racismo, la supremacía blanca y la brutalidad policial.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist

first_img News July 15, 2020 Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist The Indian Ocean archipelago is ranked 79th out of 180 countries in the 2020 Index. Rae Munavvar is pictured among other journalists of The Edition, at the launching ceremony on May 15, 2018 (photo: Nishan Ali / edition.mv). to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Maldives’ President Ibu Solih to adopt appropriate sanctions in the case of a newspaper editor who says she was sexually harassed by his head of communications and who filed complaints months ago without any action being taken. Maldives: Opposition TV channel threatened, three journalists arrested Help by sharing this information RSF has learned that Munavvar and her news organization reported the alleged harassment to the president’s office immediately after it took place, nearly 18 months ago, but the president’s office took seven months to acknowledge receipt and then took no action. September 12, 2018 Find out more RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers Inaction After an administration that was very hostile to any journalistic criticism took over in 2013, Maldives’ ranking in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index fell from 103rd that year to 120th in 2018. Ibrahim Mohamed “Ibu” Solih’s election as president in September 2018 raised many hopes that, for the most part, have yet to be realized. News “The shocking inaction in response to Rae Munavvar’s complaints is indicative of serious problems with the Maldivian administration and police,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.center_img MaldivesAsia – Pacific Conflicts of interestCorruptionWomenImpunity News Organisation Receive email alerts News MaldivesAsia – Pacific Conflicts of interestCorruptionWomenImpunity “We call on President Ibu Solih to intervene at once by firing his communications director and launching an internal investigation into this unacceptable case of sexual harassment combined with an attempt to bribe a journalist. The credibility of the rule of law in the Republic of Maldives is at stake.” Follow the news on Maldives Rae Munavvar, the editor of The Edition, the English-language version of the Mihaaru daily newspaper, reported in a tweet on 8 July that no action had been taken in response to the formal complaints she filed on 4 February of this year against Hassan Ismail, the secretary of communications at the president’s office. Munavvar alleges that, at a meeting in February 2019, Ismail offered her staff training opportunities and exclusive access, including on foreign presidential visits, if she “spent some time” with him in a resort or in his apartment in Sri Lanka. He also allegedly offered to help her father, a former attorney general, get a prestigious post in the administration. April 23, 2018 Find out more RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates In the absence of any action, Munavvar finally filed formal sexual harassment complaints with the president’s office, the police and the Anti-Corruption Commission on 4 February, one year after the event. But again, no action was taken, and it was only after her tweet on 8 July that the police responded (on Twitter) that an investigation had been opened. March 20, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

RSF decries online attacks against The Intercept Brasil’s journalists

first_img Organisation Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports to go further 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News April 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Brazil BrazilAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources CorruptionInternetFreedom of expressionViolence News June 19, 2019 RSF decries online attacks against The Intercept Brasil’s journalistscenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the wave of verbal attacks and threats against Rio de Janeiro-based US journalist Glenn Greenwald, and against his family and colleagues, following the publication of leaks on The Intercept Brasil website showing controversial internal discussions by the Operation Car Wash anti-corruption task force of prosecutors along with then-Judge Sergio Moro, now justice minister for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. RSF is appalled by the poisonous climate for investigative journalism in Brazil and calls on the country’s authorities to guarantee the confidentiality of journalists’ sources and to investigate the threats received by the website and its representatives. News Glenn Greenwald- Source- Gage Skidmore/ Flickr Help by sharing this information BrazilAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources CorruptionInternetFreedom of expressionViolence RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more The attacks began on 9 June, immediately after The Intercept Brasil published a series of leaks exposing serious irregularities in “Operation Car Wash,” one of the most important corruption investigations in Brazil’s history.The target of the first attacks was Greenwald, the co-founder of the English-language investigative news website The Intercept, and editor of The Intercept Brasil, its Portuguese-language sister site.Then his family and the website’s staff was attacked. On 11 June, Greenwald’s husband, federal congressman David Miranda, filed a complaint and published some of the unpleasant messages and death threats received since the start of the revelations, including a demand of 10,000 dollars in Bitcoins in return for not harming the couple’s children.The insults, smears and death threats spread like wildfire on social media, along with false and defamatory content designed to discredit The Intercept’s staff and Greenwald, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 and who has lived in Brazil for much of the past decade. The hashtag #DeportaGreenwald calling for his deportation trended on Twitter, backed by an online petition on Change.org. The initial reactions from the government, some national media outlets and those whose actions were called into question by the revelations, especially justice minister Sérgio Moro, focused on the supposedly illegal nature of the leaked material – including Telegram messages, audio and video recordings, photos and legal documents – which The Intercept Brasil received from an anonymous source.“The Brazilian authorities must ensure respect for the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, which is guaranteed by Brazil’s constitution, must protect The Intercept Brasil’s journalists and must investigate the serious threats received by Glenn Greenwald and his family,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “Attacks on the credibility of a media outlet after it is has revealed information in the public interest that is compromising for the government are sadly frequent in Brazil and are clearly designed to deflect the public’s attention from the content of the revelations. In this unprecedented case, they are all more serious for having been accompanied by threats against the lives of journalists and a wave of absolutely disgraceful homophobic and xenophobic insults.”Disinformation and public statements aimed at discrediting the media are very common in Brazil and encourage mistrust of journalism. This mistrust often leads to hate speech, smear campaigns, online mob “lynching” and abusive prosecutions – all of which lead in turn to self-censorship. The climate for journalism has been getting more and more hostile and especially so since Jair Bolsonaro became president in January.The leaks published by The Intercept reveal prohibited collaboration between Sérgio Moro, the judge who was trying the Operation Car Wash corruption investigation, and Deltan Dallagnol, the main prosecutor. Brazil is ranked 105th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazillast_img read more

Pasadena Plastic Surgeon Releases New Website to Strengthen Online Patient Care

first_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week PASADENA, CA–(Marketwire – Nov 29, 2012) – Dr. Daniel Casper, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Pasadena and Los Angeles areas, has unveiled a fully customized, dynamic website to further enhance online patient care. He says the new site will better facilitate doctor-patient communication and serve as a valuable research tool for patients to use.At his practice, Dr. Casper offers a wide array of procedures, including breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, facelift surgery, mommy makeovers and lip enhancement surgery. His priority is to assure his patients receive the highest quality care both online and in person. Dr. Casper says the new website for his Pasadena plastic surgery practice allows him to display his dedication to his patients by providing them with a user-friendly online experience. Some of the features of the website include:• Dynamic drop-down menus with detailed procedural information• Before-and-after photo gallery to give patients a visual representation of results• Links to social media profiles for Facebook, Twitter and YouTubeDr. Casper teamed up with San Diego-based medical website design firm Rosemont Media to assemble the aesthetically-pleasing site that serves as an educational resource for his patients. Because so many patients access medical information through the Internet, he says the new website will ease the research process by providing up-to-date information that can be accessed in just one click.About Daniel J. Casper, MDDr. Daniel Casper is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has more than 25 years of experience performing plastic surgery procedures. He completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Massachusetts and his Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Southern California and. He is a member of several professional organizations, including The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Casper is available for interview upon request.Daniel Casper, M.D., F.A.C.S, A.P.C., 10 Congress St., Suite 407, Pasadena, (626) 796-7158 or visit www.drdanielcasper.com. HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBet You Didn’t Need Another Reason To Stay Coupled Up This SeasonHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Beauty Pasadena Plastic Surgeon Releases New Website to Strengthen Online Patient Care Article and Photo courtesy of MARKETWIRE Published on Monday, December 17, 2012 | 1:08 pmcenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Charting the Path Forward for Mortgage Servicing

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Charting the Path Forward for Mortgage Servicing in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Servicing Previous: Q1 Trends in Regulatory Actions Next: VFSAC Golf Classic: Supporting Military Veterans’ Housing Needs The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Charting the Path Forward for Mortgage Servicing Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: 2019 Five Star Government Forum FSGF National Mortgage Servicing Association NMSA Wes Iseley Related Articlescenter_img  Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn During an annual meeting of the National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA) in Washington, D.C., Wes Iseley, Senior Managing Director at Carrington Mortgage Holdings, was announced as the organization’s new Chair. He inherits the role from Ray Barbone, EVP of Mortgage Services for BankUnited.The NMSA is a nonpartisan organization driven by senior executive representation from the nation’s leading mortgage servicing organizations, formed for the purpose of effecting progress and change on the key challenges that face the mortgage servicing industry.“It is an honor to serve as the incoming Chair of the NMSA,” Iseley told DS News. “The NMSA will continue to work together to improve the industry and our service to our consumers.” As the NMSA’s new Chair, Iseley added that he will strive toward “solutions to be adopted by our governing bodies to make us more efficient and valuable to the consumers we provide service to.”Incoming NMSA Chair Wes IseleyPrior to Carrington, Iseley was President of Saxon Mortgage, a Morgan Stanley Company. Iseley worked daily with the trading desk at Morgan Stanley and reported directly to the Global Head of Residential Real Estate.”I congratulate Wes Iseley on being appointed Chair of NMSA and look forward to working with him to continue the association’s critical work,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of Five Star Global. “His proven success in leading organizations and reputation as an excellent communicator, make Wes the right leader to guide NMSA towards effecting progress and change on the key challenges facing the mortgage servicing industry.”Speaking of the legacy of outgoing Chair Ray Barbone, Iseley said, “Ray Barbone’s leadership is evident in where the NMSA is today and how many of the top servicers are active in the group. He was instrumental in bringing key players together during the disasters we all faced during his tenure.”Roy Diaz, Chair of the Legal League 100, addresses the NMSA crowd.The meeting also included an update from Roy Diaz, Chair of the Legal League 100. Diaz discussed current mortgage servicing challenges from a legal perspective and provided an update on the recent Supreme Court ruling in the case of Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP. The Court found that businesses engaged in nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings are not considered “debt collectors” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.The NMSA meeting was part of a packed week in Washington, D.C., that included Tuesday’s tenth annual Five Star Government Forum, where leaders from mortgage servicing and the federal government engaged in open dialogue about the industry’s most pressing issues. That even included keynotes from both  Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and  The Hon. Brian D. Montgomery, Acting Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. You can read our coverage of the event here.Part of the mission of the NSMA is to create and publish resources for the benefit of the mortgage servicing industry. For example, at the 2018 National Mortgage Servicing Association Member meeting, former Carrington Mortgage Holdings EVP Rick Sharga presented a State of the Housing Market Report covering multiple economic factors relevant to servicers. Additional resources provided by the NMSA include a white paper aimed at producing “common sense, practical, and affordable remedies” to reduce the costs of foreclosure practices and address community blight. You can read the full white paper, as well as other NMSA publications, by clicking here. Sign up for DS News Daily 2019 Five Star Government Forum FSGF National Mortgage Servicing Association NMSA Wes Iseley 2019-04-24 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago April 24, 2019 2,643 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. last_img read more

Farm-City effort honored as ‘best in the state’

first_img You Might Like Man arrested for trying to solicit teen online William Randal Wambles A Pike County man is in jail after police say he tried to solicit a teenager over… read more Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 9, 2016 Farm-City effort honored as ‘best in the state’ Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Hale said the Farm-City Job Swap between Barry McKnight, the “Voice of the Trojans,” and John Henderson, who runs a logging crew at Sorrell Lumber Company at Saco, was outstanding.“Outstanding because it was exactly what it was supposed to be – a job swap between people who work in the urban and rural communities,” he said. “We also had an outstanding awards program and dinner. We participated in National Ag Day, the Pike County Fair and the Peanut Butter Festival.”The committee also hosted a Touch the Tractor event for local schools, Pike Ag Day for all eighth-grade students in the county and Classroom in the Forest for international students at Troy University.“Dr. Mary Kate Moring did an outstanding job of putting all of our events together in the scrapbook in a creative way,” Hale said. “We are very proud to win this award for the first time. We are honored to win all three awards and to be involved in the partnership between the farming and urban communities.  And, the Pike County Chamber has led the way.”Attending the State Farm-City luncheon along with Hale were Farm-City Committee members, Tammy Powell, June Flowers, Deborah Huggins-Davis, Emily Rolling and Keith Roling. Skip By The Penny Hoarder “We could not have a better or more dedicated committee,” Hale said. “Every person on the committee works hard to achieve our goal.The Pike County Farm-City Committee has placed first in the state in three of the past 6 years.“That is quite an accomplishment,” Hale said. “Our committee has won 60 awards up to this year and this is the first year that we have won the scrapbook award.“We had several outstanding events to highlight, including the our Farm-City tour to the Ag Academy at Goshen High School. The Goshen Ag Academy is, the only agriculture academy in Alabama and that is very impressive. That tour won this year’s first place award.” “The award recognizes the committee that recognizes and promotes the important relationship between the rural and urban communities,” he said. “The farming community produces the commodities but the urban community provides the goods and services for our producers. It takes both communities to keep our nation growing.”The Pike-County Farm City Committee also won first place for its scrapbook and its Farm-City Tour.Hale accepted the awards on behalf of the Pike County Farm-City Committee that, he said, is made up of 33 talented people who work together to strengthen the partnership between the rural and urban communities. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Farm-City Committee Chairman Randy Hale, center, is joined by Tammy Powell, Deborah Huggins-Davis, June Flowers, Emily Rolling and Keith Roling during the statewide awards banquet on Thursday. The Pike County group received statewide recognition for the program, the scrapbook and the tour.The Farm-City Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce was recognized as the Best Farm-City Committee in Division II at the State Farm City luncheon Thursday at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham.Division II designates counties with populations less than 35,600.Randy Hale, committee chair, said Best Farm-City Committee award is given to the committee that does the best job demonstrating to the public the origin of this nation’s food and fiber. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Early Carboniferous (Late Tournaisian–Early Viséan) ostracods from the Ballagan Formation, central Scotland, UK

first_imgThe Ballagan Formation (Late Tournaisian–Early Viséan) of central Scotland yields an ostracod fauna of 14 species in ten genera, namely Beyrichiopsis, Cavellina, Glyptolichvinella, Glyptopleura, Knoxiella, Paraparchites, Sansabella, Shemonaella, Silenites and Sulcella. The ostracods, in combination with palynomorphs, are important biostratigraphical indices for correlating the rock sequences, where other means of correlation, especially goniatites, conodonts, foraminifera, brachiopods or corals are absent. Stratigraphical distribution of the ostracods, calibrated with well-established palynomorph biozones, identifies three informally defined intervals: a sub-CM palynomorph Biozone interval with poor ostracod assemblages including Shemonaella scotoburdigalensis; a succeeding interval within the CM palynomorph Biozone where Cavellina coela, Cavellina incurvescens, Sansabella amplectans and the new species Knoxiella monarchella and Paraparchites discus first appear; and, an upper interval, in the upper CM Biozone, marked by the appearance of Sulcella affiliata. At least locally in central Scotland, S. affiliata permits a level of resolution equivalent to a sub-zonal upper division of the CM Biozone. The fauna, flora, sedimentology and stable isotope composition (δ13C and δ18O) of carbonate minerals in the Ballagan Formation suggest the ostracods inhabited brackish, hypersaline and ephemeral aquatic ecologies in a coastal floodplain setting.last_img read more