PM looks to stabilise fuel

first_imgWednesday 5 January 2011 9:30 pm Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp SHARP fluctuations in the price of fuel could be brought to an end under plans being considered by David Cameron.The Prime Minister is looking at pegging fuel tax to oil prices in an effort to ease fuel pump prices for consumers.Cameron had previously proposed a “fair fuel stabiliser” when his party was in opposition three years ago, sparking criticisms from Labour over its costing as well as being denounced by the Lib Dem’s Vince Cable.Speaking at a Caterpillar plant in Leicester yesterday, the PM said the recent rise in oil prices, compounded by the 2.5 per cent VAT increase, had been “painful and difficult” for motorists. He said he was “working with the Treasury” to look at ways in which the government could “share the risk of higher fuel prices with the consumer.” Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Share PM looks to stabilise fuel whatsapplast_img read more

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Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgTotal Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileTotal Nigeria Plc is a marketing and services subsidiary of Total which is a multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the seven major oil companies in the world. Total operates in 130 countries in the world including Nigeria where it supplies fuel for petrol engines, diesel engines and kerosene. Total’s worldwide business interests cover the entire oil and gas chain from exploration of crude oil and natural gas to the refining, production and trading of petroleum products. Total is also a large-scale manufacturer of chemicals and a major player in low-carbon energies. Total Nigeria Plc has been a leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry for over 50 years. The first Total filling station was commissioned in Lagos in 1956. Today, the company operates an extensive distribution network of some 500 service stations, 19 customer service stations, numerous industrial outlets, 5 fuel depots, distribution plants and warehouses located in the Western, Northern and Eastern territories of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Total Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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After the oil price crash, I think the Shell share price is a bargain buy

first_img 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. Charlie Watson | Wednesday, 29th April, 2020 | More on: RDSB “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Charlie Watson does not own shares in Royal Dutch Shell. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Last week was an extraordinary one for oil companies. Not only are they dealing with the ongoing operational issues associated with coronavirus, but the price of oil fell below zero for the first time ever. So, why am I bullish on the Shell (LSE: RDSB) share price? Three key reasons are explained below.Impact of global oil demand on the Shell share priceLow global demand and declining storage capacity were two key factors in last week’s crash. Quickly, here are the technicalities.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…Many of the players in the oil market are speculators, looking to profit from price movements. One way to do this is to use futures contracts. This is an agreement between two parties to exchange barrels of oil at a fixed price and date in the future. However, most speculators don’t want to physically receive that barrel of oil. Therefore, they sell the contract before that fixed date is reached.Unfortunately for such speculators last week, the oil price rebound they had bet on did not occur; they had run out of time. Desperately, they then tried to sell their positions to avoid taking physical delivery. This is currently expensive as there is limited storage due to over-production, so they were willing to accept the losses and the price of these contracts crashed.Why does any of this matter in the long term for Shell? In my opinion, it doesn’t. The Shell share price actually finished up last week. Whilst it is possible another price crash could occur in the following months, I believe global demand will rebound once lockdowns lift. Fossil fuels still account for 80% of the world’s energy source. Therefore, an increase in demand is good for Shell.Oil pricesOf course, low oil prices are bad for the Shell share price. In a recent statement, it mentioned that each $10 price-per-barrel decrease in Brent oil costs them $6bn a year. With Brent crude at its lowest level in decades, this will hurt the short-term profits of the company. This is a lot of money, but note that Shell’s operating profits were $23bn in 2019.It is also worth noting that oil prices have been so low due to the Saudi Arabia-Russia price war, resulting in over-production. However, two weeks ago a truce was called and the OPEC alliance have agreed to slash production. I believe that when global oil demand returns, this will help the oil price rebound and be beneficial to the Shell share price.Shell liquidityHowever, for Shell to benefit from an oil price rebound, it actually needs to be around. Therefore, having the liquidity required to survive until this point is crucial. Well, Shell has recently secured two credit facilities worth $22bn to add to the $20bn of cash it already has.Therefore, whilst I think the short-term outlook for the Shell share price is uncertain, at a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.8 (BP’s is 20), it is still a long-term bargain. Additionally, its latest dividend yield is 10.27% and therefore also an income play. 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img After the oil price crash, I think the Shell share price is a bargain buy Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Charlie Watson Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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Stock market rally: 5 dirt-cheap UK shares I’d buy today in a Stocks and Shares ISA

first_img 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. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Peter Stephens While rising share prices may have boosted the values of many Stocks and Shares ISAs in recent months, it’s still possible to buy dirt-cheap UK shares. After all, the stock market continues to trade significantly below its record high.Through buying undervalued shares today, an investor may be able to capitalise on a likely stock market rally. Judging by the stock market’s past performance, it’s set to reach new record highs in the coming years. And that could have a positive impact on the prospects for many ISAs.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…High dividend yields for a Stocks and Shares ISAStocks and Shares ISAs could gain a boost from holding UK shares with high dividend yields. There’s a dearth of passive income opportunities available outside of equity markets. So companies such as GSK and Aviva could become increasingly popular among investors. Their 5% and 7% dividend yields are significantly higher than the FTSE 100’s yield. This suggests they offer good value for money.Looking ahead, both stocks could raise shareholder payouts at an above-inflation pace. GSK is set to split into two businesses as it seeks to bolster its efficiency over the coming years. Aviva is making asset disposals to streamline its operations and improve its financial position after what has been a mixed period for the business. These changes may mean a higher chance of rising dividends. In turn, that may make a positive impact on Stocks and Shares ISA valuations in the long run.An improving economic outlookOther dirt-cheap UK shares could be among the biggest beneficiaries of a stock market rally in the coming years. For example, the valuations of Imperial Brands and British Land suggest they could have significant capital growth potential that has a positive impact on the value of a Stocks and Shares ISA.Imperial Brands currently has a dividend yield of 9%. This suggests it offers good value for money. Meanwhile, its strategy to generate higher returns from next-generation products could lead to rising profitability.British Land trades at a 30% discount to its net asset value. This could mean it has significant scope to deliver share price growth as the prospects for the commercial property sector, and its valuations, improve. It’s also adapting its exposure to more attractive parts of the property market.Meanwhile, UK shares such as BT could also offer long-term growth potential within a Stocks and Shares ISA. The company recently reported an improving operational performance. As it rolls out its 5G network and focuses on becoming more efficient, it has the potential to report rising levels of profitability. Since the stock trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 7, it seems to offer a wide margin of safety. And that could lead to capital growth in a long-term stock market rally. 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co, GlaxoSmithKline, and 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. Stock market rally: 5 dirt-cheap UK shares I’d buy today in a Stocks and Shares ISAlast_img read more

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22 Haganim st. Ramat Ha’sharon / Bar Orian Architects

first_imgArchDaily 2015 Area:  10000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Bar Orian Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Amit Geron Construction Team:David EngineersHead Contractor:Tal Hayut Building CoProject Management:Etgar Al engineeringClient:America Israel Investments & Ze’ev GinsburgLandscape Architecture:Ofer MargalitCity:Ramat HasharonCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Amit GeronText description provided by the architects. The thirteen-story building at 22 Haganim Street in Ramat Hasharon is situated on a large parcel of land (3500 sq. meters). “22 Haganim st. is a unique landmark in the development of an architectural language we have been exploring and developing for the past several years – building ‘Villas in the Air’.” This new language marks a breakthrough of the traditional typology of a building with a ground floor, topped by story after story of identical floors, and a penthouse. The Villas in the Air mark a departure from repetitive, typical floors, and replace them with a variety of types of floors on top of each other, creating large rooftop terraces along the entire height of the building.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanDaring enterprising and bold architecture, combined with the special City Planning specifications for the area, on the outskirts of Ramat Hasharon, enabled this innovation – The construction volume is larger than the sum of the designated building rights, presenting us with the opportunity to play with the mass and sculpt it anew, as we were not bound by the limitations of typical urban plots that mandate adhering to rigid lines of construction. We thus had the opportunity to design 17 different apartment types (for a total of 56 units) each of which offers a large terrace, of the size that only garden apartments and penthouses have enjoyed to date. In addition, we planned several independent garden apartments and unique duplexes.Save this picture!© Amit GeronFurthermore, despite the complex and changing program, the project was planned so that the construction and the plumbing system envelop the building at identical points all along its length. This creates open, flexible spaces that can be changed in accordance to the tenants’ needs.Save this picture!Type 1 PlanWe enjoyed the benefits of prefabricated construction – quick work and a unified outcome that combines a variety of finishes – black aluminum plates that highlight the console-like boxes, black aluminum glass cases, and light natural stone for the building surface. Unlike standard residential towers, the lobby on each floor is ventilated. The lighting is sunlight that brings in the view open from all public places in the one-of-a-kind 22 Haganim st.Save this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessHabitat Andergassen Urthaler / Architekt Andreas GruberSelected ProjectsYast Khaneh / Mohammad Khavarian + Awe OfficeSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:HaGanim St 22, Ramat Hasharon, IsraelLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Israel Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871379/22-haganim-st-ramat-hasharon-bar-orian-architects Clipboard Housing 22 Haganim st. Ramat Ha’sharon / Bar Orian Architects Projects “COPY” “COPY” CopyHousing•Ramat Hasharon, Israel Year:  22 Haganim st. Ramat Ha’sharon / Bar Orian ArchitectsSave this projectSave22 Haganim st. Ramat Ha’sharon / Bar Orian Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871379/22-haganim-st-ramat-hasharon-bar-orian-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 27 Share CopyAbout this officeBar Orian ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRamat HasharonIsraelPublished on May 17, 2017Cite: ” 22 Haganim st. Ramat Ha’sharon / Bar Orian Architects” 17 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Fundraiser, advertiser and charity founder to present National Fundraising Convention plenaries

first_imgFundraiser, advertiser and charity founder to present National Fundraising Convention plenaries About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The three plenaries at this year’s National Fundraising Convention, taking place in London next month, will be given by international fundraising expert Daryl Upsall, advertising expert Rory Sutherland, and the founder of two charities Dame Esther Rantzen OBE.All delegates are invited to attend the plenary sessions, which are held in the largest conference room at Convention.Daryl Upsall, has spent the last 34 years as a fundraiser and fundraising consultant working with fundraisers in over 50 countries. His open plenary on Monday 6 July will focus on the Convention’s theme of #BestYouCanBe.He said:“When I joined the IoF in 1987, I was amazed that there were others like me raising funds for good causes. Now, some 30 years later, over 2,500 fundraising professionals will be attending the Convention. We work in one of the greatest professions in the world: we should celebrate this and every day try that bit harder to do our jobs even better, with even more passion, to best serve the causes we work for.”Advertising expert Rory Sutherland, Vice Chair of Ogilvy and ‘The Wiki Man’ columnist, will be deliver the Tuesday plenary, and Dame Esther Rantzen OBE, who launched the pioneering ‘ChildLine’ service in 1986 and ‘The Silver Line’ in 2012, will deliver the final plenary on Wednesday 8 July.This year’s National Fundraising Convention features a redefined seven track programme, including new areas such as Philanthropy, Partnerships and the Bigger Picture.Convention takes places from 6-8 July at the Hilton London Metropole and tickets for one or all three days can be booked via the National Fundraising Convention website. Howard Lake | 28 June 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Convention  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisementlast_img read more

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GoodCloud storage invites charities to register interest in new grant-making foundation

first_imgWatch: GoodCloud introduction The GoodCloud Foundation has also announced that it will hold a number of ‘Good Future Days’ across the UK. These seminars will bring together organisation representatives to discuss grantmaking within the sector. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Funding SEE ALSO: Good Cloud launches AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis GoodCloud has launched a grant-making arm The GoodCloud Foundation, it announced last Wednesday. GoodCloud trustees will nominate causes that interest them, but the organisation has said it is also open to unsolicited applications. The scheme will come in two forms: About Helen Packer Helen Packer has a background in communications, digital marketing and branding, specialising in the not-for-profit sector. She is particularly interested in international development, human rights and foreign policy. Helen is currently completing an MA in International Journalism at City, University of London. Contact: [email protected] GoodCloud has also said that these will be an opportunity for networking, sharing good practice and contributing to their future grant programmes.Organisations can register their interest via this webform. No grants will be made to individuals or religious organisations. GoodCloud storage invites charities to register interest in new grant-making foundation Helen Packer | 14 December 2020 | News Small Grants Programme – GoodCloud anticipates opening the first grant round in late Spring 2021 with awards being made in Summer 2021.Major Grants Programme – The major grants programme is scheduled for 2022 and will run alongside the small grants programme. Grants will be for both core and capital costs. A British cloud storage service has announced the launch of a new charitable foundation supporting UK based charities which benefit local communities.GoodCloud, a cloud storage platform specifically aimed at Charities, Social Enterprises and SMEs, has announced it will set aside up to 25% of its net profits each year for charitable purposes.  197 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Plenty of Demand for 2014 Corn Crop

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 23, 2014 Previous articleIndiana Soybean Innovations Part of Senate ShowcaseNext articleState Fair Accepting Donations for Celebration of Champions Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Plenty of Demand for 2014 Corn Crop Plenty of Demand for 2014 Corn Crop  Plenty of Demand for 2014 Corn CropMike SilverThe market is focused on the expected supply of corn for 2014; but, with a large crop, there will likely be plenty of demand. The bears have been in control of the market, focusing on weather and crop conditions. But Mike Silver, with Kokomo Grain, says the demand side has been steady and strong.  In the first week of June, we had the highest level of ethanol corn usage since December of 2011. We are averaging 972,000 barrels a day, a historic new high, Silver stated, “Right now our accumulated pace has us using 5.090 billion bushels of corn to produce ethanol,  slightly above the most recent USDA projection of 5.050 billion.” He added, if we can sustain this level of production, the corn usage number will come in at what had been forecast by USDA.  Silver told HAT that livestock and export demand, while not setting records, are strong, “When you combine ethanol demand with export sales and livestock usage, we will have good demand for this large corn crop.”While heavy rains pounded parts of the Western Corn Belt last week and parts of Indiana saw flooding, the condition of the corn crop was not impacted much, according to the USDA crop update released on Monday.  The USDA estimated corn conditions at 74% of the crop rated “Good” or “Excellent”, a 2% decrease from the previous week and a 9% increase from last year. The report falls on the high side of analyst estimates, who expected somewhere between 71-74%. Twenty-one percent was considered “Fair” up 1 % from last week, while only 5% was considered “Poor” or “Very Poor.” While crops generally look good, Silver warns producers to take precautions, “There is still a lot that can happen before harvest, and producers need to be taking precautions.  Look at your position, get some offers in above the market.”  SHARElast_img read more

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Local broadcaster’s premises set on fire, attacks on media remain unpunished

first_imgNews Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa PhilippinesAsia – Pacific February 16, 2021 Find out more News May 3, 2021 Find out more Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago News Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further June 1, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Philippines RSF_en News Receive email alerts PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns the arson attack yesterday on the Catholic Church-owned radio station dzVT in San Jose, in Oriental Mindoro province on the Island of Luzon. Unidentified men set fire to the premises, destroying transmission equipment and causing damage estimated at 10 million pesos (230,000 dollars). “We are outraged by the violence directed against a growing number of media organizations in retaliation just for broadcasting or publishing commentaries locally,” the press freedom organization said.“The authorities in Luzon should have ensured the safety of the staff of dzVT in view of the fact that the station had been the target of attacks a few days earlier. They must now carry out an in-depth investigation to find the perpetrators and those behind the crime.“There are 50 or so radio stations on the island and hundreds throughout the country. The government can no longer economise on security measures for media workers, without which hired killers, private militias and terrorist groups such as the New People’s Army (the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines) continue to act with impunity.”According to the station’s caretaker, who was injured as she tried to put out the blaze, the fire broke out about 1 a.m. Most of the equipment, including transmitters and computers, was destroyed. Police found a petrol can at the scene, evidence of criminal intent.According to a local journalist, the station might have been the target of retaliation for commentaries it broadcast that were critical of a local politician.During his election campaign, President Benigno Aquino made commitments to freedom of the press and the protection of media workers, but a year after he took office there has been no let-up in intimidation and violence against them, while the legal system appears to be as slow-moving as ever. On 7 October, Johnson Pascual, editor of the local newspaper Prime News, was shot at by two men on a motorcycle while he was driving in the north of Luzon island. He lost control of his vehicle, which then crashed into a ravine, killing its occupant. An investigation is under way. Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped A week later, radio presenter Datu Roy Bagtikan Gallego, known as a critic of mining activities and a campaigner for tribal rights, was shot dead in the town of Lianga in the south.On Palawan Island in the south-west, the daughter of radio presenter Louie Larroza, was kidnapped on 15 September and held for eight hours. The journalist was forced to give up his programme, which dealt with corruption and other illegal activities in the province. On 22 August, Niel Jimena, a presenter on DYRI-RMN Radio, was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle near his home on Negros Island. Before his death, he received threats from a politician he had criticised. On 14 July, Ronnie Waniwan, a presenter on the radio station dxCo Radyo Asenso in Mindanao, received death threats in text messages and anonymous phone calls twice while he was broadcasting programmes in which local political issues were brought up. Almost two years after the Maguindanao massacre, in which 32 journalists were killed, press freedom in the Philippines has seriously deteriorated. It lies in 156th place of 178 countries listed in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for 2010. October 27, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local broadcaster’s premises set on fire, attacks on media remain unpunishedlast_img read more

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Gaps in Mortgage Payment Ability

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Gaps in Mortgage Payment Ability Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: Veteran Owned Financial Services Company Launches Next: CFPB Releases LIBOR Transition Rules Tagged with: default HOUSING Race The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Gaps in Mortgage Payment Ability Related Articles default HOUSING Race 2020-06-04 Seth Welborncenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Analyzing data from the Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, the Urban Institute identified how black homeowners were more likely to miss or defer mortgage payments in May and reported higher uncertainty for June payments.The Pulse survey also reveals significant differences in ability to pay mortgages this month and who expects to be able to pay next month. Among people with mortgages, 28% of Black homeowners did not pay or deferred their mortgage in May, compared with only 9% of white homeowners. Latino and Asian American homeowners with mortgages paid this month at rates of 15% and 11%, respectively.The prospects for June look a bit different, Urban notes. Black and latino homeowners with mortgages expressed similar rates of concern about paying their mortgages—27% and 25%, respectively, had slight or no confidence—compared with only 10 percent of whites. Asian American homeowners were more concerned about paying their mortgages than a month ago: 18 percent had slight or no confidence.”As these data suggest, the policy and programmatic responses to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on housing stability cannot take a one-size-fits-all approach; rather we need race-conscious interventions that address the needs of renters and homeowners of color. In addition, policy solutions should focus on meeting the needs of lower-income renters who faced housing instability before the crisis began and now face the greatest risk of eviction,” said Urban researchers.Urban researchers suggest dramatically scaling up housing counseling, mediation, and loss mitigation programs to ensure borrowers have safe and affordable options for exiting those forbearance plans and do not face penalties or adverse outcomes as they work to get back on solid financial footing. Programs must remain focused on keeping people in their homes and avoiding a new wave of defaults and foreclosures, which would create a housing market crash a few months from now. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago June 4, 2020 1,242 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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