Deloitte predicts slow economic recovery

first_img Tags: NULL Sunday 31 October 2010 11:06 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com THE economy will grow by 1.5 per cent this year and by only one per cent next year, according to a report published today by Deloitte, which also warns the risk of a double dip recession has not disappeared.Roger Bootle, economic adviser at Deloitte, says in the latest issue of its Economic Review that companies that provide goods and services to the public sector are likely to be hit hardest by a reduction in government spending following the Comprehensive Spending Review. He adds retailers are also likely to suffer heavily as household income is squeezed by a combination of tax rises, the public sector pay freeze and job cuts. Deloitte says corporate balance sheets are less stretched than household and public sector budgets while the recent rise in business investment is encouraging.But Bootle adds: “It seems unlikely that the corporate sector will be able to offset the weakness in the rest of the economy, especially when a weak global recovery is set to prevent exports from taking full advantage of their increased competitiveness. The economic recovery is set to remain sluggish at best.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic Mirror KCS-content center_img Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp Deloitte predicts slow economic recovery whatsapplast_img read more

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MGA launches second phase of cryptocurrency experiment

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Finance Legal & compliance Strategy MGA launches second phase of cryptocurrency experiment 4th September 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta Finance Email Address The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has commenced the second phase of its Sandbox Framework, the intitative designed to explore the use of cryptocurrency by licensed gaming operators. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has commenced the second phase of its Sandbox Framework, the intitative designed to explore the use of cryptocurrency by licensed gaming operators.Following the first phase, which launched in January and saw licensees permitted to carry out tests of blockchain assets in a controlled environment, phase two sees the regulator accept applications for Innovative Technology Arrangements (ITAs).These comprise services and solutions such as smart contracts and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) platforms.In order to gain approval for an ITA, operators must first undergo an audit carried out by an auditor registered with the Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA). The MGA will then assess whether the operator will adhere to regulatory requirements before granting approval.Meanwhile, in relation to the initiative, the MGA has confirmed it is to extend the duration of the Sandbox Regulatory Framework until December 31, 2021. The initial phase had been due to run for 10 months, and was only open to operators that already held a licence from the MGA.After the success of phase one, which focused on the use of DLT technology such as blockchain, the regulator has also amended its guidance on ITAs and the acceptance of cryptocurrencies.In addition, the MGA has updated its Licensee Relationship Management System (LRMS) so that both prospective and existing licence-holders are able to apply for approval to integrate ITAs within their operations.last_img read more

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India tour of Australia: Can you play Dream11 Fantasy in Tamil…

first_img Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Football Facebook Twitter India tour of Australia: Can you play Dream11 Fantasy in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana? Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway resumes NZ innings after Tea break; NZ 36/0 (21 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Previous articleLPL 2020 : Shahid Afridi’s Galle Gladiators beaten by Jaffna Stallions, Fernando score unbeaten 92 for winnersNext articleIndia vs Australia 2nd ODI : Smith declares, ’See-ball, hit-ball formula will continue for rest of the series’ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Cricket ATP Tour Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Football India tour of Australia: After a brief break from fantasy league, the Dream11 and other fantasy players will be eyeing to build their playing XI for the upcoming India vs Australia first ODI on November 27. The search for the best combination would once again begin trending ahead of each game. However, there might be some players who might not be able to enjoy fantasy sport at all. Some state governments in India have banned fantasy sport to stop online betting. This has put the fantasy players and companies in a difficult situation. They are not sure if they will have been exempted from the ban or not.India tour of Australia 2020, India vs Australia Schedule, India vs Australia 2020 Full SquadTamil Nadu on Friday had become the third state in the South to ban online games and gambling after the state’s governor promulgated and ordinance to restrict such games from public to prevent them from the “evils of online gaming”. Before it, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana had banned fantasy gaming. TAGSCan you play Dream11 Fantasy in Tamil NaduDream11 FantasyDream11 PredictionIndia tour of AustraliaTamil Nadu on Friday had become the third state in the South to ban online games and gambling SHARE Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoOn the face of it, this comes as bad news for Dream11 and other fantasy players. Dream11 is arguably the biggest fantasy cricket operator in the country. They were the title sponsors of IPL earlier this year, and at least six of the eight teams wore their logo.India tour of Australia: But amid this ban, the big question doing the rounds, can you play FANTASY in these states ?  In the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana the ban status is completely clear – Fantasy Gaming is not allowed in these states.But the status of Fantasy in the state of Tamil Nadu is still ambiguous. According to the reports coming in from various quarters, Fantasy Gaming may not come under the purview of passed ordinance in the state.Moreover, fantasy cricket platforms have claimed that they have not yet received any notice from the authorities so far. “We have not received any guidelines from the government. So, for now our operations are still on in the state,” an official of a reputed fantasy platform told InsideSport.No one has received the Ordinance Copy as yet – till that happens the status of Fantasy Gaming in the status will stay in the grey area.So can fantasy fans continue playing the Fantasy in Tamil Nadu? As per InsideSport understanding and reports they can. In Tamil Nadu fantasy players can enjoy the India tour of Australia series while playing fantasy league. The Madras High Court in early December is likely to hear the petition next month. If they rule fantasy sports to be a game of chance, then services will be stopped. 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Here’s where I see the Lloyds share price in 5 years’ time

first_img I hold shares in Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY). Five years ago, where did I see the Lloyds share price going? We were emerging from the banking crisis, and banking dividends were coming back. Bank share prices hadn’t done much yet, but I was confident they’d be nicely ahead in five years time. Oh dear.Go forward a year, and the Brexit referendum result gave the Lloyds share price a whole new kicking. We had to re-evaluate our banking investments, as they’d surely be irrevocably changed. There were huge cartloads of uncertainty suddenly heaped upon the sector. And the City folks really don’t like uncertainty. Still, the Brexit process surely couldn’t go on for too long, could it? And the uncertainty would be greatly reduced once we were out of the EU with a healthy trade deal in place.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…And, oh dear, well… I’m sure I wasn’t alone in underestimating the government’s repeated ineptitude in getting things sorted. And here we are, two elections and two prime ministers later, approaching the end of 2020. And we still don’t have an EU trade deal. Or, by the time you read this, maybe we do. It seems make-or-break times are upon us, and I still can’t hazard a guess at what might happen in the next few weeks.Oh, and then there’s that Covid thing, which really hasn’t been good for bank stocks. So where does the Lloyds share price go from here?Lloyds share price valuationLet’s look at the current valuation, now the Lloyds share price has been picking up.I think it’s a waste of time trying to make any sense of 2020 figures. There’ll be a big fall in profits, for sure. But at least there should be a profit. In its Q3 update, Lloyds reported a nine-month pre-tax profit of £620m. That’s way down on the £2,562m in the same period last year, as the bank suffered heavy impairments due to the pandemic. But it’s still way better than the humungous losses we saw from banks during the financial crisis.So, let’s look to 2021 forecasts instead, which suggest an impressively speedy earnings recovery. Analysts don’t expect pre-tax profit to get back quite to a 2019 level of nearly £4.4bn. But the £3.7bn they project goes a long way towards it. On that, we’re looking at a forward P/E of around 10 on the current Lloyds share price.Future dividendsThe dividend should be back too, with forecasts suggesting around 1.6p per share. That’s only around half the 2019 figure. But with the Lloyds share price so low now, it would yield 4.5%. But will the dividend progress further than that? Yes, I think that’s almost certain. The 2020 cut was at the behest of the PRA, and I think it did Lloyds a favour. The dividend was perhaps getting a bit overheated in 2019, and the bank can be a bit more cautious now without taking any blame.So, in five years time? I reckon we could be seeing one of the best dividends in the FTSE 100. If I’m pocketing that, I won’t be too concerned where the Lloyds share price goes. But I’ll eat… err, something… if it isn’t a lot higher than it is today. 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. Here’s where I see the Lloyds share price in 5 years’ time 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. Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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Why parts of Good Friday worship have been controversial

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By Joanne M. Pierce, Professor of Religious Studies, College of the Holy CrossChurches around the world will be holding services for their three most important days during this Holy Week: Holy Thursday, sometimes called Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.Easter commemorates Christ’s resurrection from the dead, the fundamental belief of Christianity. It is the earliest and most central of all Christian holidays, more ancient than Christmas.As a scholar in medieval Christian liturgy, I know that historically the most controversial of these three holy days has been the worship service for Good Friday, which focuses on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.Two parts of the contemporary Good Friday worship service could be misunderstood as implicitly anti-Semitic or racist. Both are derived from the medieval Good Friday liturgy that Catholics and some other Christian churches continue to use in a modified form today.These are the solemn orations and the veneration of the cross.Prayer and anti-SemitismThe solemn orations are formal prayers offered by the assembled local community for the wider church, for example, for the pope. These orations also include other prayers for members of different religions, and for other needs of the world.One of these prayers is offered “for the Jewish people.”For centuries, this prayer was worded in a way to imply an anti-Semitic meaning, referring to the Jews as “perfidis,” meaning “treacherous” or “unfaithful.”However, the Catholic Church made important changes in the 20th century. In 1959, Pope John XXIII dropped the word “perfidis” entirely from the Latin prayer in the all-Latin Roman missal. This missal, an official liturgical book containing the readings and prayers for the celebration of Mass and Holy Week, is used by Catholics all over the world. However, when the next edition of the Latin Roman missal was published in 1962, the text of the prayer still mentioned the “conversion” of the Jews and referred to their “blindness.”The Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, a major meeting of all Catholic bishops worldwide held between 1962 and 1965, mandated the reform of Catholic life and practice in a number of ways. Open discussion with members of other Christian denominations, as well as other non-Christian religions, was encouraged, and a Vatican commission on Catholic interaction with Jews was established in the early 1970s.Vatican II also called for a renewal of Catholic worship. The revised liturgy was to be celebrated not just in Latin, but also in local vernacular languages, including English. The first English Roman missal was published in 1974. Today, these post-Vatican religious rituals are known as the “ordinary form” of the Roman rite.The completely reworded prayer text reflected the renewed understanding of the relationship between Catholics and Jews mandated by Vatican II and supported by decades of interreligious dialogue. For example, in 2015 the Vatican commission released a document clarifying the relationship between Catholicism and Judaism as one of “rich complementarity,” putting an end to organized efforts to convert Jews and strongly condemning anti-Semitism.However, another important development took place in 2007. More than 40 years after Vatican II, Pope Benedict XVI allowed a wider use of the pre-Vatican II missal of 1962, known as the “extraordinary form.”At first, this pre-Vatican II missal retained the potentially offensive wording of the prayer for the Jews.The prayer was quickly reworded, but it does still ask that their hearts be “illuminated” to “recognize Jesus Christ.”Although the extraordinary form is used only by small groups of traditionalist Catholics, the text of this prayer continues to trouble many.In 2020, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp at Auschwiz, Pope Francis repeated the vehement Catholic rejection of anti-Semitism. While the pope has not revoked the use of the extraordinary form, in 2020 he ordered a review of its use by surveying the Catholic bishops of the world.The cross and what it symbolizesThe veneration of the cross is celebrated on Good Friday the Cathedral of San Giusto in Italy. Jacopo Landi/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesThere has been similar sensitivity about another part of the Catholic Good Friday tradition: the ritual veneration of the cross.The earliest evidence of a Good Friday procession by lay people to venerate the cross on Good Friday comes from fourth-century Jerusalem. Catholics would proceed one by one to venerate what was believed to be a piece of the actual wooden cross used to crucify Jesus, and honor it with a reverent touch or kiss.So sacred was this cross fragment that it was heavily guarded by the clergy during the procession in case someone might try to bite off a sliver to keep for themselves, as was rumored to have happened during a past Good Friday service.During the medieval period, this veneration rite, elaborated by additional prayers and chant, spread widely across Western Europe. Blessed by priests or bishops, ordinary wooden crosses or crucifixes depicting Christ nailed to the cross took the place of fragments of the “true cross” itself. Catholics venerated the cross on both Good Friday and other feast days.In this part of the Good Friday liturgy, controversy centers around the physical symbol of the cross and the layers of meaning it has communicated in the past and today. Ultimately, to Catholics and other Christians, it represents Christ’s unselfish sacrificing of his life to save others, an example to be followed by Christians in different ways during their lives.Historically, however, the cross has also been held up in Western Christianity as a rallying point for violence against groups that were deemed by the church and secular authorities to threaten the safety of Christians and the security of Christian societies.From the late 11th through 13th centuries, soldiers would “take the cross” and join crusades against these real and perceived threats, whether these opponents were Western Christian heretics, Jewish communities, Muslim armies, or the Greek orthodox Byzantine Empire. Other religious wars in the 14th through 16th centuries continued in this “crusading” spirit.From the 19th century on, Americans and other English speakers use the term “crusade” for any effort to promote a specific idea or movement, often one based on a moral ideal. Examples in the United States include the 19th-century antislavery abolitionist movement and the civil rights movement of the 20th century.But today certain “ideals” have been rejected by the wider culture.Contemporary alt-right groups use what has been called the “Deus vult” cross. The words “Deus vult” mean “God wills (it),” a rallying cry for medieval Christian armies seeking to take control of the Holy Land from Muslims. These groups today view themselves as modern crusaders fighting against Islam.Some white supremacy groups use versions of the crossas symbols of protest or provocation. The Celtic cross, a compact cross within a circle, is a common example. And a full-sized wooden cross was carried by at least one protester during the Capitol insurrection in January.Prayers and symbols have the power to bind people together in a common purpose and identity. But without understanding their context, it is all too easy to manipulate them in support of dated or limited political and social agendas.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Photo by DNK PHOTO Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCatholicChristianEaster SundayFaithGood FridayhistoryInspirationJewishLiturgyMaundy ThursdayMuslimPrayersReligionRitualsSymbolsThe ConversationWorship Previous articleDistrict proclaims April ‘Water Conservation Month’ to heighten awareness that help is neededNext articleOrange Co. provides more details on teen vaccines and rental assistance; FEMA vaccine sites open Easter Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Bryan Habana scores dramatic try to win 2007 Super 14 final for the Bulls

first_imgThursday May 24, 2007 Bryan Habana scores dramatic try to win 2007 Super 14 final for the Bulls A minute or two into the game, Bulls winger Bryan Habana was lucky not to get sin-binned for a dangerous tackle on Sharks fullback Percy Montgomery. Ironically, the commentators kept saying that Habana would be booed every time he touched the ball. It turned out that, nearly 3 minutes into injury time, Habana was on the end of a brilliant Bulls fightback. He dived over just to the right of the sticks, to give Hougaard a relatively easy shot at goal to win. They needed the conversion to win. Despite a questionable charge from the Sharks, Hougaard remained calm and slotted it over to win. Ndungane, Jaco van der Westhuizen, Spies, Hougaard and half-back Adams all were a big part of the multi-phase drive to the try line. Heart breaker for the Sharks. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, Try This Tonight – You’ll Never Need the Blue Pill Again!Smart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Relationshift: Revolutionary Fundraising

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News Relationshift: Revolutionary Fundraisinglast_img read more

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Why are local radio stations banned from retransmitting BBC news bulletins?

first_img Organisation Only 10 radio stations, located in the province of Punjab, have the permits that allow them to continue retransmitting the bulletins. The stations that have been censored are all located in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more “The censorship of these BBC news bulletins primarily affects the right of Pakistanis to receive news and information,” Reporters Without Borders said. ““It is all the more unacceptable that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and the information ministry have provided no plausible information about the reasons that led them to take this decision.” to go further News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific The press freedom organisation added: “We should not forget that the last time that censorship was imposed on BBC news bulletins was on 3 November 2007, in other words, under Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s military government.” News The press freedom organisation also urges federal information minister Qamaruz Zaman to explain why the government thinks these broadcasts should be blocked. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistan June 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Why are local radio stations banned from retransmitting BBC news bulletins? Reporters Without Borders calls on the federal government to reverse its decision to ban 24 local FM radio stations from broadcasting the BBC World Service’s news bulletins in Urdu. Following the lifting of censorship of Facebook and YouTube, it is hard to understand why millions of Pakistani listeners are being deprived of the BBC’s bulletins. News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts Twenty-four local radio stations had to stop retransmitting the BBC’s Urdu-language news bulletins on 27 April because they lacked written permission from the information ministry. The bulletins are normally broadcast every hour and last five minutes. Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Imprisoned lawyer’s wife and three companions harassed by police and attacked by youths to prevent prison visit

first_img————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org December 26, 2019 Find out more Organisation News RSF_en Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out more to go further November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa December 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Imprisoned lawyer’s wife and three companions harassed by police and attacked by youths to prevent prison visit Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalistscenter_img TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders condemns the police-orchestrated harassment including physical attacks by youths that prevented Samia Abbou and three companions – opposition politician Moncef Marzouki, journalist Slim Boukhdir and lawyer Samir Ben Amar – from visiting her husband, Mohammed Abbou, today in Kef prison. Reporters Without Borders condemned the use of police roadblocks and physical attacks by groups of youths today to prevent Samia Abbou and three companions – opposition politician Moncef Marzouki, journalist Slim Boukhdir and lawyer Samir Ben Amar – from visiting her husband, leading dissident lawyer and human rights activist Mohammed Abbou in Kef prison.“The Tunisian police resort to any means possible to try to isolate Mohammed Abbou,” the press freedom organisation said. “We condemn this completely arbitrary police harassment and we demand that it be stopped at once,” the organisation added, reiterating its call for his release.After leaving Tunis this morning with her three companions with the intention of making her weekly visit to Kef prison, 170 km south of Tunis, Samia Abbou was stopped at three successive police roadblocks. At the third one, manned by about 40 policemen, she and her companions were told their car would not be allowed to proceed any further or go back, and their papers were confiscated.Marzouki and Boukhdir announced that they would continue on foot. As the two of them set off, the police finally relented and allowed all four to continue in their vehicle.However, they were subsequently attacked on two occasions, each time as police looked on without intervening. The first time was when a group of youths jostled them and insulted them as they left a restaurant. They nonetheless managed to continue on their way. The second time was outside Kef prison, where they found about 30 youths awaiting them. All four of them were physically attacked by the youths, who also damaged their car. This time, the police not only watched but also filmed the assault, again without intervening.Abbou and her three companions finally gave up and returned to Tunis without being able to visit Mohammed Abbou. Contacted by phone, Marzouki told Reporters Without Borders he had never before been subjected to such violence. Samia Abbou was suffering from shock, he said.Abbou and her family have been constantly harassed ever since her husband, known as the “freedom lawyer” was arrested last year. In October, the Tunisian police tried to intimidate her by surrounding her home and preventing friends and lawyers from visiting her. She has constantly struggled to protest against his prison conditions ever since his arrest.Mohammed Abbou has been detained in Kef prison since 1 March 2005. At a sham trial on 29 April 2005, he received a total of three and a half years in prison terms, which were upheld on appeal two months later. His offences included posting an article on a website that compared the torture of political prisoners in Tunisia to that perpetrated by US soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.Reporters Without Borders established a system of sponsorship 16 years ago in which international media are encouraged to adopt imprisoned journalists. More than 200 news organisations throughout the world are currently supporting journalists by regularly calling on the authorities to release them and by publicising their cases. Mohammed Abbou has been adopted by Aldaketa Hamasei-Cambio 16, El Periódico de Catalunya, CIBL FM, Campus, Quartier Libre and Le Métropolitain. Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Tunisia News News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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GSE Profit Allocation Decision Could Take a Total 10 Years

first_img Fannie Mae Freddie Mac 2017-06-19 Brianna Gilpin June 19, 2017 1,135 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / GSE Profit Allocation Decision Could Take a Total 10 Years Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago GSE Profit Allocation Decision Could Take a Total 10 Years Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market In a recent Bloomberg interview by Joe Light and Erik Schatzker, Fairholme Hedge Fund Manager Bruce Berkowitz said the legal battle with the U.S. government regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s profits could last another five years.Back in February, the D.C. Circuit panel gave the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Federal Housing Finance Agency a win over the allocation of profits from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to the Treasury. This affirmed a lower court’s ruling that actions taken under the FHFA’s conservatorship of the GSEs cannot be challenged in court, however Fannie and Freddie shareholders sued the two for agreeing to the deal. When the government took over the GSEs in 2008 during the housing crisis, the Treasury had “senior” preferred shares that paid a 10 percent dividend and had warrants to acquire nearly 80 percent of the companies stock. When the company changed the terms in 2012, instead of the 10 percent dividend, the government would receive nearly all profits, but there would be no payouts if the company suffered losses. They believe the profit sweep violates the reasonable expectations that they had when they originally purchased stock in the GSEs.The battle has already lasted more than four years, but Berkowitz said from beginning to end, it could be a 10-year process. He and several other investors were a part of the group that sued the government over its 2012 decision to seize all of Freddie and Fannie’s earnings that federal judges have so far upheld the legality of. According to Bloomberg, lawmakers in the Senate are in the early stages of developing legislation to revamp the housing-finance systems, which even if it succeeds, doesn’t give a clear ending for shareholders.Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he prefers to work with Congress on bipartisan reform, but hasn’t ruled out taking action without lawmakers. Though Berkowitz said he hasn’t discussed Fannie and Freddie overhaul plans with Mnuchin, if the Trump administration doesn’t stop the profit sweep, Fairholme will “absolutely” go to the Supreme Court.“When you go back and think about it, right, there are issues of breach of contract,” Berkowitz said in reference to the Federal Housing Finance Agency who oversees the GSEs. “There are constitutional issues. How do you create an agency that oversees Fannie and Freddie that doesn’t answer to any branch of government?” Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Cost of Living Rises in Tandem with Home Prices Next: Freddie Mac MSR Changes Hands; Fannie Mae to Follow? The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

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