Payment provider Xace appoints Osborne as new CCO

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: People People moves Recruitment Payments “Now is the time to rapidly scale up and I look forward to playing my part in continuing the impressive journey.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “I am delighted to welcome Annie to the team and for Xace to leverage her tremendous knowledge and experience not only of international payments but also of the global gambling industry as we continue to expand rapidly,” Xace chief executive David Hodkinson said.“Xace provides a quality solution to a common problem that gaming companies across Europe encounter and this has seen us ride an incredible wave of growth in our first year. We now want to build on that and with Annie on board as CCO it will undoubtedly be another successful year for Xace.” Payment provider Xace has made a change to its senior leadership team with the appointment of Annie Osborne as its new chief commercial officer. Xace said it hopes the addition of Osborne can help facilitate further growth of the provider, which has plans to expand in Europe as the year progresses. People moves Osborne has more than a decade of experience within the payment industry, having previously worked for American Express and ACI. Regions: Europe UK & Ireland “I’m delighted and immensely proud to be joining Xace at this stage of its growth,” Osborne said.  “It is an incredibly exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to playing a part in its continued success as the business expands its reach across Europe over the coming months. Payment provider Xace appoints Osborne as new CCO The new role will see Osborne take charge of Xace’s commercial sales and marketing strategies, as well as overseeing product development and customer experience. 8th March 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Tags: Xace “Its product offering, especially to gaming businesses, has led Xace to become the account and payment provider of choice for a number of companies both in and out of the sector. Email Addresslast_img read more

East African Breweries Limited ( 2006 Abridged Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2006 abridged results.For more information about East African Breweries Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (  2006 abridged results.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

MFD Group Limited ( Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgMFD Group Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about MFD Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MFD Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MFD Group Limited (  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMFD Group Limited specialises in the provision of logistics, warehousing and distribution facilities in the Mauritius Freeport zone and internationally. Amongst the services provided by the company, are freight forwarding, customs clearing, dry and cold warehousing, industrial warehousing, and container services, and rents out office space as well as provides transportation services for tipper trucks, crane-trucks, side loaders, and distribution vans, as well as bonded vehicles serving the airport. The company is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. MFD Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Total Kenya Limited ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgTotal Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Total Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Kenya Limited (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileTotal Kenya Limited is the largest oil and gas marketer in Kenya with an extensive network of service stations and fuel depots, liquefied petroleum gas filling plants and aviation depots. The Kenyan oil and gas company is a subsidiary of the global Total Group which is the fourth-largest publicly traded integrated international oil and gas company in the world with a presence in over 100 countries. The company was founded in 1955 as OZO East Africa Limited but changed its name to Total Oil Products East Africa Limited in 1988, making it the first multi-national oil company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The company changed its name to Total Kenya Limited in 1991. Total Kenya Limited has more than 176 service stations, 5 wholly-owned fuel depots and 3 jointly-owned depots, 2 liquefied petroleum gas filling plants, 1 lubricant blending plant and 5 aviation depots. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Total Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

3 reasons I’d start investing in FTSE 100 shares today

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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The stock markets are on a roll. The FTSE 100 index has seen a sharp rise this month. If you are wondering whether you missed the investing boat, let me share a story. It took me a good few years after I first started tracking the stock markets to actually start buying shares. The reason for this was my hesitation — when the markets were rising, I was afraid they’ll start falling. When they were falling, I was afraid they’d fall further. But that was only while I thought of all publicly listed companies as my playing field. 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…The minute I started focusing solely on large and financially stable companies, it became obvious that with some judgment, good advice, and patience, earning healthy returns was a far more straight-forward process than I had initially believed. #1. FTSE 100 investing is a long gameThis is the first reason to start buying FTSE 100 shares today, which, more often than not, belong to companies with great credentials. Of course, it’s always better to buy them when they are priced low, as they are likely to be in a stock market crash. But even if that’s not the case, I’d focus on these high-quality stocks anyway, given their potential. In another article today I talk about the multi-commodity miner, Anglo American in a similar context. Despite a dip during the stock market crash earlier the year, AAL has given double-digit returns over the past two years. Of course, for a commodity company, the health of the global economy is an important aspect to consider. If the economy is weakening, demand for metals will collapse and vice versa. #2. Accelerated growth is afootWhich brings me to the second point. The global economy has been in shutdown mode for much of 2020. But things have already started looking better, which explains the improvement in AAL’s fortunes as well. As growth bounces back to at least 2019 levels, I reckon that FTSE 100 stocks will continue to gain. Moreover, some sectors are poised to be bigger long-term gainers than others. I’m bullish on e-marketplaces like Ocado and Rightmove. While other companies have become a shadow of their former selves, Ocado has strengthened. In other words, the coronavirus accelerated the inevitable shift towards online shopping. Rightmove’s share price saw a sharp dip in share price in March, but that is all but forgotten now. The real estate marketplace has been supported by the government’s fiscal stimulus. Stamp duty waivers have amped up housing market sales, helping the property sector. But even otherwise, it was only a matter of time before RMV became a bigger player in the real estate technology space. #3. Non-trivial passive incomeLastly, even if we are investing for capital growth, FTSE 100 shares’ dividend yields may still be non-trivial. In yet another article today, I talk about five such shares with over 5% yields. And that is during a bad year. Dividends are set to improve next year, which can add to your passive income if you start buying FTSE 100 shares today.  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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 3 reasons I’d start investing in FTSE 100 shares today Image source: Getty Images center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 28th November, 2020 Manika Premsingh owns shares of Ocado Group and Rightmove. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. 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 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. 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England announce mammoth fixtures for 2014

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Stuart Lancaster’s side can certainly have no excuses about being undercooked or untested by the time RWC2015 starts and there will also be very little room for experimentation in that period as the big boys come knocking.How many of these games can the World Cup hosts win? LOUGHBOROUGH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach looks on during the England training session held at Loughborough University on August 12, 2013 in Loughborough, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) England share a pool with Australia in that tournament and before all of this they will have played New Zealand three times in the upcoming summer tour and once in November 2014. They are not shirking any challenges before the World Cup kicks off.From today until that day, England will play 18 games against teams currently in the top 10 of the IRB World Rankings – which doesn’t include two games against Italy in the Six Nations in 2014 and 2015 because they are currently 12th in the world – and that also includes five matches against New Zealand in total. Racing towards the World Cup: England have announced some massive fixtures in the build up to RWC2015By Alan DymockENGLAND HAVE announced a doozy of a fixture list for next season’s QBE autumn Internationals.In 2014, England will play New Zealand on November 8, South Africa on November 15, Samoa on November 22 and Australia on November 29. It is a potentially bumpy ride.No excuses: Stuart LancasterThe first international match of the season leading up to Rugby World Cup 2015 will see the reigning world champion All Blacks take on the hosts before the beefy Boks soften them up further. Undoubtedly it is a deliberately stern challenge to lead up to the Cup, which starts with England playing the top qualifier from Oceania – almost certainly Fiji – at Twickenham on September 18.last_img read more

Animan a clérigos negros a recobrar a Jesús y su…

first_imgAniman a clérigos negros a recobrar a Jesús y su movimiento Asisten 120 personas de la Iglesia Episcopal y la Comunión Anglicana Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Ethnic Ministries Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 17, 2016 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events [Episcopal News Service – Houston, Texas] Clérigos negros de todo el ámbito de la Iglesia Episcopal y de algunas partes de la Comunión Anglicana dedican más de cuatro días en esta ciudad a explorar como recobrar la participación de la Iglesia Episcopal en el Movimiento de Jesús.La Conferencia Internacional de Clérigos Negros, que sesiona bajo el lema: “El Movimiento de Jesús: aceptando nuestro llamado” está haciéndolo así mediante presentaciones plenarias, entre ellas el discurso de apertura del 16 de noviembre del obispos primado Michael Curry; conversaciones estilo indaba y reuniones de grupos afines.En su discurso de apertura que tituló “El Movimiento de Jesús: aceptando el llamado”, Curry le dijo en repetidas ocasiones a los participantes que el Movimiento de Jesús no es una “invención de Michael Curry”, que tendrá una vida útil limitada.“Es un solmene llamado a recobrar nuestros orígenes más profundos —las más profundas raíces de quienes somos— y por consiguiente saber cómo orientarse en un tiempo de profunda desorientación”, afirmó. “Asumimos una perspectiva distante y vamos al fondo de la cuestión”.El Movimiento de Jesús, dijo Curry, tiene que ver con la evangelización y la reconciliación, y más.“Es la obra de redimir esta creación. Es la obra de ayudar a que la justicia corra como impetuoso arroyo” [Am. 5:24], dijo. “Este Movimiento de Jesús —siguiendo la palabra de Jesús— liberará este mundo; nos liberará a todos. Yo no estoy inventando nada, está en la Biblia. Y para que la Iglesia Episcopal recobre eso hemos de recobrar quienes somos. Eso, amigos míos, constituye un punto de inflexión.”Pero él agregó que la técnica fundamental del movimiento es sencilla y él mismo es la prueba fehaciente. “Estoy aquí porque alguien me mostró a Jesús”, dijo Curry, contando la historia de cómo llegó a entender a Jesús de forma diferente durante sus años universitarios cuando la sobredosis de un amigo hizo recordar cómo la fe de su abuela lo había sostenido en medio de la tristeza y de la pérdida.El Rdo. Benjamin Twinamaani, rector de la iglesia episcopal de La Gracia [Grace Episcopal Church] una parroquia de 23 años en Tampa, Florida, se mostró de acuerdo respecto a la manera de encontrar a Jesús. Él se encontró con Jesús a través de un grupo cristiano de estudiantes de secundaria en su Uganda natal.Twinamaani, cuyo nombre significa “juntos tenemos fuerza”, dijo en una entrevista con Episcopal News Service que en Uganda ”la evangelización se da por descontada”, y es principalmente tarea de los laicos. El papel del clérigo es el de entrenador. “Uno prepara a la gente y ellos salen y lo hacen”, dijo.En [la iglesia de] La Gracia, los laicos, que dirigen la evangelización, trabajan dentro de su propio segmento demográfico de la comunidad, pero atienden también lo que pasa fuera de su grupo. Por ejemplo, el grupo de las Mujeres Episcopales decidió por su propia iniciativa comenzar a alimentar a personas indigentes del barrio. “Yo no les dije que lo hicieran”, apuntó.De hecho, dijo Twinamaani, los clérigos pueden intervenir a veces y convertirse en un obstáculo. La Iglesia Episcopal es una institución muy clerical, afirmó, “pero yo he visto la otra parte donde los laicos conducen la iglesia y es mucho más dinámica”.Durante muchos años, los anglicanos ugandeses equiparon a sus evangelistas con materiales creados por la Iglesia Episcopal en la Década de la Evangelización de los años 90. Twinamaani aún usa algunos de los conceptos que aprendió de esos materiales y cree que la Iglesia Episcopal debe reconsiderar su uso.Twinamaani dijo que las personas tienen que darse cuenta también de que, como dijera Curry a [los participantes en] la conferencia, trabajar por el Movimiento de Jesús significa estar en ello para un largo recorrido y no esperar que las cosas cambien de la noche a la mañana. Él citó otros empeños tales como Cursillo que trabajó lentamente, pero duró mucho.El Rdo. Lewis Powell, diácono de la Diócesis de California Norte, lee el evangelio el 16 de noviembre durante la eucaristía de apertura de la Conferencia Internacional de Clérigos Negros en la iglesia catedral de Cristo en el centro de Houston, Texas. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Y, para el Rdo. Lewis Powell, diácono de la Diócesis de California Norte, prepararse para el largo recorrido consiste en crear relaciones porque, señaló, es así como el Movimiento de Jesús debe comenzar. “Uno tiene que entablar una relación con alguien a fin de servirle”, dijo en una entrevista a ENS.Pawell dijo que él concibe su ministerio diaconal como la persona que arregla los baches en la carretera que conecta la Iglesia con el mundo “tratando de hacer la vida más amable” y fomentando relaciones a lo largo del camino.“Una vez que la relación se ha establecido, podemos avanzar para arreglar juntos otro bache”, añadió Powell, que sirve como misionero del ministerio indígena para California Norte.Durante su visita a los protectores del agua en la reserva de la nación sioux de Roca Enhiesta, Powell contó que había aprendido que las personas deben estar relacionadas con el pasado y con el futuro, así como estar en relaciones pacíficas con las demás personas en el presente.El resto de la conferenciaLa conferencia se extiende del 16 al 19 de noviembre en el Hotel Magnolia del centro de Houston,La sesión del 17 de noviembre, cuyo tema es “El Movimiento de Jesús: abrazando la Palabra, se centró en los modelos de ministerio de las Iniciativas de Nuevas Visiones para la renovación y la vitalidad congregacionales, el mutuo ministerio de clérigos y laicos y el liderazgo del clero. Las sesiones del 18 de noviembre se centrarán en “El Movimiento de Jesús: más allá de las conversaciones sobre raza, violencia, arrepentimiento y reconciliación”.Durante el banquete de esa noche, se le rendirá tributo a los obispos negros de la Iglesia. A [cada uno de] los que se encuentren presentes se le dará la copia enmarcada, de 43 X 27 cm., de un cartel recién revisado de los obispos negros y un libro que la acompaña. Ambas cosas se les enviarán por correo a los obispos [negros] que no estén en Houston. La conferencia también rendirá tributo al ministerio de la Rda. Angela Ifill, que se jubila este mes como misionera de la Iglesia Episcopal para la oficina del ministerio de los negros, un puesto que ella ha tenido desde 2000.Curry elogió la labor de Ifill durante su discurso de apertura el 16 de noviembre, diciendo que ella ha servido “fiel y noblemente, y bien”.El 19 de noviembre, los participantes finalizarán y compartirán sus planes de acción para seguir adelante. La conferencia se propone emitir una declaración dirigida a toda la Iglesia.Además de sacerdotes y diáconos de toda la Iglesia Episcopal, los participantes en la conferencia provenían de otras partes de la Comunión Anglicana, tales como la Provincia del Caribe de habla inglesa [West Indies] y la Iglesia de Inglaterra, así como clérigos sudaneses.Un encuentro previo a la conferencia el 15 de noviembre incluyó reuniones de grupos afines, tales como seminaristas, clérigos ordenados hace cinco años o menos, diáconos, clérigos jubilados, personal del liderazgo diocesano, equipos de Nuevas Visiones y clérigos que atienden congregaciones multiculturales o blancas, o ambas.Información anterior de ENS sobre la conferencia puede encontrarse aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Leeds, England: Black Lives Matter

first_imgBy Kadesh Anderson Kadesh Anderson is a Black Lives Matter activist and journalist in Leeds, England.Leeds, England — On June 21 in Hyde Park, over 5,000 people came out in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protest.With social distancing measures in place, people came together with their banners and posters in hands, shouting “Black Lives Matter.” The gathering included guest speakers and cultural performers who used their voices to touch the crowd and express their deep concerns about events happening in the Black community, both in Britain and worldwide, historically and currently.Leeds, England, June 21. Credit: Brian Hanley, One Touch PhotographyThese protests were sparked globally after the death of George Floyd, who was   murdered on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minn. Officer Derrick Chauvin pressed his knee onto the neck of George Floyd for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.Floyd repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe,” and in his final moments, as he realized he was dying, he called for his mother. The people who witnessed his death repeatedly yelled to the other officers, “He cannot breathe.”This awareness brought to mind the conditions that ignited the “London Riots” from Aug. 6 to 11, 2011, and also bridged the struggles against racism and police brutality regularly faced by the Black community in Britain. The 2011 protests started in Tottenham, London, following the death of Mark Duggan, a local man who was shot dead by police Aug. 4. Several violent clashes with police ensued, along with the destruction of police vehicles, a double-decker bus and many homes and businesses, thus rapidly gaining attention from the media. The revolt spread to cities and towns across England.One of the speakers at the June protest was Marvina Newton, co-founder of Black Lives Matter in Leeds, who stated: “When it comes to Leeds I have a duty to our community to gather and collect the voices and to amplify the amazing Black excellence we have in the city and use that as a stepping stone to challenge racism. “We need it to build stuff on the back of our allies because racism was not created by us. It needs our white community to fix that problem. The Black community already can see the support that it’s getting.  What we need to do is do a lot of work to unite our community.”We further discussed why she felt that Black Lives Matter is important to the people in Leeds. “Black unity matters, Black leaders matter and that’s what we need to do. We have leaders in every Black person in the city, and we need to start showcasing all the leaders because we can’t just assume that it’s one or two when we know that there are many of us. This is what today is about. It’s having some old faces but also having some new faces, because they are coming up strong.”‘A very welcome, revolutionary movement’I also had an opportunity to speak with renowned poet, speaker, writer and activist Khadijah Ibrahim. She shared her thoughts about the Black Lives Matter movement and how it compared to the fight for equality that she witnessed as a child growing up. “To be honest, for me as much as it’s a very welcomed movement and it’s a revolutionary movement in this time, I have been a part of activism for a long time — my writing is about activism. It’s about change. It’s about observing the time, talking about what’s happening in the present time as well as looking back. “The Black Lives Matter campaign: That movement for me is a very welcomed movement, and I also have to remind myself and maybe remind people who are younger than me that this campaign and the hashtags are the same as the other campaigns. … So when my grandparents arrived here, their hashtag, if there was a thing as a hashtag back then in the late 50s/60s, would have been ‘Come what may, we’re here to stay.’ They would say, ‘Without us, there is no Britain.’ These were the hashtags of that time. We’re still addressing the inequalities of policies that exist and have existed for so many years, and we’re also addressing institutional racism.”As the poet talked about the difficulties she faced in her time growing up, I recalled a discussion that I had with a 12-year-old boy who stated that going to the protest made him think about the racism that he has dealt with and will have to deal with as he grows older.The resistance and solidarity are in motion. For the first time in U.S. history, there were Black Lives Matter protests taking place in all 50 states and across the world.The struggle for justice, equity and equality continues.Join the movement!Instagram @blm_leeds @UKBLMUK (scroll down to find article); Facebook @blacklivesmatterleeds; Twitter @blmleeds_; thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

For Universal Periodic Review, France urged to protect press freedom

first_img June 4, 2021 Find out more January 16, 2018 For Universal Periodic Review, France urged to protect press freedom “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Organisation Related documents Contribution by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on media freedom and the freedom to inform in FrancePDF – 121.38 KB Reporters Without Borders (RSF) provided recommendations on how a decline in media freedom should be addressed by France, whose record on human rights is the subject of a Universal Period Review by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva today (15 January). Receive email alerts RSF_en News May 10, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on France The recommendation that RSF submitted last October concerned the lack of protection for journalists’ sources, the concentration of media ownership, the threats to editorial independence, threats to journalists’ physical safety and abusive judicial proceedings against media personnel.RSF urges France to implement the recommendations it receives on respect for media freedom, including the recommendations made during its last Universal Periodic Review in 2013, most of which were not applied.RSF’s recommendations: Respect the role of the media and the work of journalists; combat all verbal attacks and attempts to question legitimate journalism.Maintain the equilibrium of the Law of 1881.Ensure that journalists have unrestricted access to public events and guarantee their safety when they cover them.Provide legislative guarantees for the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. Prevent surveillance of journalists in connection with their work. Decriminalize violation of professional confidentiality, violation of the confidentiality of a judicial investigation and invasion of privacy for journalists in connection with their workEstablish mechanisms for preventing lawsuits against journalists.Prevent conflicts of interest in the media by reinforcing editorial independence vis-à-vis shareholders, advertisers and all external parties, especially in media outlets whose shareholders largely depend on state contracts.Take measures to combat vertical concentration of ownership in the media and ensure ownership transparency.To read RSF’s complete submission on freedom of the press and information in France for the Universal Periodic Review’s 29th session, click here.To learn more about the Universal Periodic Review and NGO contributions to the process, click here.France is ranked 39th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. center_img News to go further Help by sharing this information FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsMedia independence Economic pressureViolenceFreedom of expressionUnited Nations News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 2, 2021 Find out more News FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsMedia independence Economic pressureViolenceFreedom of expressionUnited Nations Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EUlast_img read more

Jumbo RMBS Issuance in 2015 Has Already Surpassed Last Year’s Total

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Jumbo RMBS Issuance in 2015 Has Already Surpassed Last Year’s Total Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Through the end of Q3 2015, the total of U.S. prime jumbo residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) issued has already passed the 2014 total, according to a report from Fitch Ratings.Although the third quarter of 2015 only saw seven RMBS transactions from six issuers, a continued decline from 12 transactions in the first quarter and 10 transactions in the second quarter, the 29 transactions and approximately $10.1 billion of issuance so far this year have already exceeded the 26 transactions and $8.3 billion issued for the entire year of 2014.”The increased transaction volume reflects a broadening of the number of issuers active in the market,” the report said. “Eight different issuers have issued prime jumbo RMBS through third quarter 2015, compared to seven issuers in all of 2014.”Prepayment speeds declined in the third quarter while mortgage rates rose to over 4 percent during the summer months before slightly dropping, the report found.”Prepay speeds may continue to decline as the proportion of loans with refinance incentive declines, especially as the Fed considers raising rates late this year or in early 2016,” the report explained.In July, Fitch had already predicted that RMBS issuance was set to exceed last year’s levels thanks to a strong second quarter of RMBS issuance, according to Fitch Ratings’ quarterly U.S. Prime Jumbo RMBS Trends report.The Fitch report notes that eight jumbo RMBS deals came to market in second-quarter 2015 from six issuers. Although this number is slightly lower than the 12 RMBS deals from seven issuers that were brought to market in the first quarter of 2015, the amount of new transactions only added to an already strong first half of the year.According to Fitch, the $7.1 billion worth of RMBS issuance thus far in 2015 is on track to surpass not only the 2014 total of $8.3 billion, but also the 2013 total of $13.1 billion.“The slowly increasing pace of new RMBS issuance reflects more issuers willing to tap the market,” said Fitch Director Sean Nelson.Click here to view the full report. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Fitch Ratings Jumbo Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities 2015-10-19 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 19, 2015 1,460 Views center_img About Author: Xhevrije West The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Fitch Ratings Jumbo Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Treasury Official Decries Push to ‘Recap and Release’ Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Next: Build to Rent Strategy Gains Popularity Jumbo RMBS Issuance in 2015 Has Already Surpassed Last Year’s Total The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more