Don’t wait for the next FTSE 100 stock market crash! I’d buy bargain shares today

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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. 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. A stock market crash is a wonderful time for long-term investors to buy bargain shares. When the FTSE 100 fell below 5,000, I went shopping for bargains. 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They’re hard to predict in a stock market recovery too.Buy bargain shares before the recoveryNobody can foresee share price movements, but you can take advantage of them after the stock market has crashed. The FTSE 100 is full of bargain shares at the moment. Focus on companies with strong balance sheets, minimal debt, and competitive moats.Don’t wait for the index to fall to 5,000, 4,500, or below 4,000, because you have no idea whether it ever will. If you keep hanging on, the danger is you’ll never invest, and miss out on the wealth-building ability of stocks and shares which, over the long term, outperform every other asset class.There are plenty of bargain shares to buy today. If we get another stock market crash and the FTSE 100 falls even further, there will be even more bargains. So take another shopping trip.Don’t hold off for the perfect moment. We have a pretty good one right now. 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Allister Coetzee aims to widen South Africa’s game plan

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Break man: Faf de Klerk has been one of the stars of the Lions’ Super Rugby season. Photo: Getty Images“We’re also looking at the national sevens side who are going to the Olympics. Seabelo Senatla has had a good year and was promising at Western Province and went on to play one Super Rugby game. We’d like to look at him, then there’s Cheslin Kolbe and Juan de Jongh and Francois Hougaard, who did so well at Worcester last season.”BARBARIANS SHOWDOWNCoetzee will go up against a familiar foe in Robbie Deans when the Boks play the Barbarians in November – and he’ll be looking to end a run of two successive defeats for South Africa against the invitational side. The Baa-Baas won 22-5 in 2007 and 26-20 in 2010.“Robbie (Deans) is a very clever coach. I was fortunate enough to coach against him in Japan when he was at Panasonic and he beat us in the semi-final of the Top League. He’s a good selector and he’ll get a good side together.“Playing the Barbarians is a great opportunity and an exciting one and it brings a different kind of pressure. It’s very important for us to get the end-of-year tour off to a good start.Pure pace: Sevens star Seabelo Senatla could come into the Springbok mix. Photo: Getty Images“It’s never an easy game. Your defensive systems will be tested in the backfield and the Barbarians will go for all-out attack. We’ve got some work to do as the Barbarians have done very well of late against the Springboks.“Barbarians rugby is still an unbelievable concept. It’s important it’s maintained. I’ve chatted with most of our players this year and it’s still a huge draw for them. One day they’d all like to represent the Barbarians.”Tickets to the Killik Cup match between the Barbarians and South Africa at Wembley on 5 November are available from Ticketmaster.co.uk. Does Allister Coetzee feature on Rugby World’s list of the 50 Most Influential People in Rugby? See the September 2016 issue – out now – to find out.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Why South Africa coach Allister Coetzee is drawing inspiration from the Lions’ Super Rugby successcenter_img Try time: South Africa’s Lwazi Mvovo scores against Ireland in June. Photo: Getty Images The Rugby Championship kicks off in a little over two weeks and South Africa coach Allister Coetzee insists that he is going to continue to evolve his team’s game plan.The Springboks are known for being a physical side with plenty of power up front, but following the success of the Lions in Super Rugby this year he’s keen to play wider and be more creative in attack.The Lions’ exciting, free-running game has taken them to a first Super Rugby final – they play the Hurricanes on Saturday – and Coetzee’s long-term vision for the Springboks should see the Test side draw on those strengths.“We’ve been renowned for playing in certain ways and you can win games in lots of different ways,” says Coetzee, who guided the Boks to a 2-1 series win over Ireland in his first Tests in charge.“Lots of other international sides understand that they have to match South Africa’s physicality and we’ve got to a bit smarter and more accurate now. I believe in a balanced style of play. There are different kinds of pressure you can apply to the opposition and that can be with ball in hand, at the set-piece, with your contact skills.Debrief: Allister Coetzee talks to fly-half Elton Jantjies post-match. Photo: Getty Images“People enjoy watching us score tries and we understand that we have got to widen our game. South Africa maybe used to be a bit narrow at times and the Lions and the Stormers have shown what can be done and the opportunities that are there if you attack with width and put more effort into playing on the edges.“We don’t want to go all-out attack and neglect our forward style, our dominance at set-piece and the maul, but we want to be more effective.”NEW STARSHalf-backs Faf de Klerk and Elton Jantjies have been two standout performers in the Lions’ campaign and it’s now about giving that pairing a chance to gain more Test-match experience. Coetzee is also considering introducing sevens stars like Seabelo Senatla into the Test mix, if not during the Rugby Championship then in the autumn where they kick off their European tour with the Killik Cup match against the Barbarians at Wembley on Saturday 5 November.“There are players like Elton Jantjies and Faf de Klerk who’ve come in and started to play a part and I hope they’ll add some more caps over the coming months and we’ll have more experience,” says Coetzee.last_img read more

Face-off: Do red cards ruin rugby as a spectacle?

first_imgTwo writers argue this question. This debate first appeared in the February 2021 issue of Rugby World And arguably most importantly, by making new concessions to their well-documented framework, World Rugby would be admitting defeat in their fight to make rugby safer.Please beware: If we remove red cards in order to protect individual games of rugby, there may not be too much rugby left to protect.What do you think? Email your views to [email protected] SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Wallaby walking: Lukhan Salakaia-Loto sees red (Getty Images) Seeing red: Andre Esterbuizen of Harlequins is sent off (Getty Images)NEIL TREACYProducer and broadcaster at Off the Ball LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Face-off: Do red cards ruin rugby as a spectacle?LIAM NAPIERNew Zealand-based rugby journalistcenter_img In modern rugby, red cards exist to protect players just as much as they exist to punish. Removing them or tweaking them makes players less accountable for their actions, and if players are less accountable for their actions, they’re more likely to offend again. RUGBY’S RED card sanction needs to change. It is too regimented and outdated. Everyone agrees safety must be paramount to counter concussion, and the head must be protected. But such a stance doesn’t have to come at the cost of a genuine, fair contest.Rugby is complicated – rapid at Test level especially, requiring athletes to make split-second decisions in contact. At some point, there has to be common sense to recognise that dangerous collisions will, in some form, always happen because of the different shapes and sizes in our game.How you treat complex, varied situations preserves the integrity of the contest.Currently, red cards allow no differentiation between clear and obvious malicious intent or slightly-mistimed tackles that frequently occur.Do red cards ruin games? Not always. Smart, fit teams can survive ten, 20 minutes at a push, with 14 men. Any longer and it’s beyond a fairfight. Why not let red-carded players be replaced after, say, 20 minutes? The offender doesn’t return – they are cited, suspended if deemed necessary. And the contest is preserved.Those who fork out to attend live events or pay subscription fees deserve better. At least be open to change instead of vehemently rejecting the notion that evolution may be needed.Must we witness a Rugby World Cup final overshadowed by a debatable, early red that makes a mockery of the showpiece before the matter is properly addressed? WHEN IT comes to protecting players from unnecessary and dangerous blows to the head, the game’s lawmakers cannot afford to make any concessions to the current way of policing.Alternatives to a red card have been flown like kites ever since World Rugby started to take head shots seriously. The idea of an ‘orange card’ (20-odd minutes on the naughty step) is neither one thing or the other. It’s acknowledging something bad has happened without having the minerals to fully act on it.Putting the incident ‘on report’ like in rugby league is an even greater cop-out. It’s not right that a player could commit an offence worthy of a six- or eight-week suspension, but carry on for the rest of the game in order to protect ‘the spectacle’. Hey, why ruin a good day out just because of potential brain damage? This debate first appeared in the February 2021 issue of Rugby World.last_img read more

New dates for Rugby World Cup 2021

first_img New dates for Rugby World Cup 2021Rugby World Cup 2021 will now take place from 8 October to 12 November 2022 in New Zealand.The tournament, which had been due to take place in September and October 2021, was postponed in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will now take place late next year.World Rugby has also announced that the tournament window has been extended from 35 days to 43 days, which ensures a minimum five-day rest period between matches.The revamped tournament will also see all matches take place on Saturdays and Sundays to avoid fixtures overlapping, so fans will be able to watch all the action live.Related: Rugby World Cup 2021 pools The pool matches will take place on the weekends of 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 October, with the quarter-finals on 29-30 October and the semi-finals on 5 November. The third-place play-off and the final will both be played on Saturday 12 November at Eden Park, which is set to become the first stadium to host both the men’s and women’s World Cup finals.Match dates and kick-offs are still to be confirmed, but the tournament venues remain the same. As well as Eden Park, there will be games played at Northlands Events Centre in Whangārei and Waitakere Stadium in Auckland.World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “We are fully committed to accelerating the women’s game at all levels and while the postponement was disappointing for everyone, it has provided the unique opportunity to review every aspect of the event to ensure it is the best it can be for the players, fans around the world and the wonderful and enthusiastic New Zealanders.“Longer rest periods between matches for all teams is further commitment to delivering comprehensive player welfare standards at RWC 2021.” Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The Black Ferns perform a haka on arriving in NZ after their RWC 2017 win (Getty Images) World Rugby have confirmed the women’s tournament in New Zealand will take place from 8 October to 12 November 2022last_img read more

El Obispo Presidente Michael Curry da inicio a la 79.ª…

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York General Convention, 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Posted Jul 11, 2018 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC El Obispo Presidente Michael Curry da inicio a la 79.ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal con un llamado a Comprometerse al Camino del Amor Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN General Convention 2018, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 July 5, 2018Esta mañana marcó el comienzo oficial de la 79.ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal en Austin, Texas. En un vigoroso sermón de apertura el Obispo Presidente Michael Curry habló de las maneras como la Iglesia Episcopal puede deliberadamente avanzar en el Camino del Amor.Luego de extensas conversaciones con sus colaboradores y otros evangelistas dentro de la Iglesia Episcopal, Curry llegó a la conclusión de que no necesitamos otro nuevo programa. La Iglesia ya tiene una buena cantidad de ellos. Las enseñanzas de Jesús han sido el recurso fundamental para vivir el Camino del Amor durante siglos, señaló. Curry llamó a todos los participantes en la Convención General a que “meditaran en la vida y enseñanzas de Jesús”, antes de subirse al podio en las sesiones legislativas, antes de encaminarse a las diversas reuniones y en todos los encuentros. También hizo un llamado a toda la Iglesia Episcopal a que adoptara un estilo de vida centrado en Jesús y a comprometerse a un Camino del Amor vivificante. A fin de hacer realidad este llamamiento, la Iglesia Episcopal ha puesto a disposición recursos para ayudar a los comulgantes a discernir cómo vivir El Camino del Amor: Prácticas para una Vida Centrada en Jesús. Los elementos de esta nueva “norma de vida” sugieren cambiar de rumbo, aprender, orar, adorar, bendecir, emprender y también reposar.Para una descripción más a fondo y recursos sobre el Camino del Amor, visite la página web de la Iglesia Episcopal aquí o en esta dirección: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/explore-way-love.last_img read more

Terrence Higgins Trust pays tribute to patron Claire Rayner

first_img Tagged with: Celebrity Recruitment / people Terrence Higgins Trust pays tribute to patron Claire Rayner 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. Howard Lake | 12 October 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  60 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Terence Higgins Trust has paid tribute to agony aunt Claire Rayner, a supporter of the HIV and sexual health charity since 1984, who’s death was announced this morning.Terrence Higgins Trust’s Chief Executive, Sir Nick Partridge, said: “We’re greatly saddened to learn of the death of our patron Claire Rayner. Claire was one of the first people to recognise just how serious the impact of HIV and AIDS would be, from the early eighties, and she worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the condition, and sexual health issues as a whole, to help people lead healthier and more fulfilling sex lives.“Claire had an irrepressible enthusiasm for life. She was a pioneer in encouraging people to talk openly about sex, sexuality and sexual health when there was little knowledge about these subjects. She had a strong awareness of the difficult issues facing people diagnosed with AIDS and HIV, particularly stigma and discrimination, which she fought valiantly in the work that she did both as a nurse and in the media.“She was always willing to help; offering support and advice, acting as a spokesperson and attending our fundraising events and health programme launches, alongside her husband Des. We’re incredibly proud of Claire and all the fantastic work that she did for us, and people affected by HIV, as well as the huge difference she made to sexual health as a whole. Our thoughts are with Des and the family.”www.tht.org.uklast_img read more

Resistance at Standing Rock to pipelines, profits and environmental devastation

first_imgUnder Indigenous leadership, the determination of thousands who have gathered at Standing Rock is having a profound impact in exposing the environmental destruction caused by the mad profit drive of the oil industry.Oil and gas corporations, the banks standing behind them, and the U.S. government that supports capitalist exploitation have been complicit in suppressing the immediate and long-term consequences of oil fracking, and the construction of a lethal network of porous pipelines. These pipelines have a history of rupturing and polluting streams, rivers and underground aquifers.Pipeline endangers allThe Standing Rock Sioux and potentially 17 million others are threatened by the Dakota Access Pipeline route, a 1,170-mile oil pipeline that would run from North Dakota to Illinois. Data on oil and gas pipeline safety in the U.S. confirms a history of spills, contamination, injuries and deaths.Since 1986, there have been nearly 8,000 incidents, resulting in more than 500 immediate deaths, more than 2,300 injuries and nearly $7 billion in damage. Oil is by far the most commonly spilled substance, followed by natural gas, gasoline, diesel, propane and jet fuel.Pipeline accidents have dumped an average of 76,000 barrels per year or more than 3 million gallons. This is equivalent to 200 barrels of oil pouring into the land and water every day for 30 years. (Center for Biological Diversity)Reasons for pipeline spills include damage during excavation operations, metal failure, improper operation and corrosion. In most cases, cleanup is only partially successful, leaving tens of thousands of barrels of oil on land or in water.According to an Associated Press analysis of federal data: “As U.S oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents. Since 2009, the annual number of significant accidents on oil pipelines has shot up almost 60 percent, matching the rise in U.S. crude oil production.” (AP, May 23, 2015)Danger: pipelines and oil trainsIn the last five years, 423 oil trains have crashed or spilled oil in the U.S., with $45 million in damages. A train derailment and explosion of oil from the Bakken fields of North Dakota totally destroyed the Quebec community of Lac-Megantic in 2013. Forty-six people died in the flames. In West Virginia, oil burned for days after 26 tanker cars derailed and 19 caught on fire in 2015. Oil spilled into a nearby river. Damages totaled more than $23 million.These catastrophes gave rise to a movement challenging all transport of highly flammable oil by rail. But the oil industry simultaneously pushes for both pipelines and increased crude-by-rail, in an attempt to pit movements, struggling against each method, against each other.Although pipelines spill three times as much crude oil as oil trains, all these forms of transport — pipelines, rail and truck — are dangerous and ruinous to the environment.What is happening now at Standing Rock challenges us to look at the long-term damage the entire oil industry is wreaking on the earth and the global climate. Sustainable forms of energy, based on the sun, wind and water, are increasingly viable. Calculations based only on immediate profit are both criminal and shortsighted.Profits determine pipelinesPipelines are by far the cheapest way to move gasoline or oil. Transport by rail and truck costs about $30 a barrel more. The huge difference in profit margins, not the danger of transport by rail, drives pipeline construction.At the height of the Standing Rock struggle, corporate media have been almost totally silent as two states, Alabama and Georgia, declared a state of emergency due to a Sept. 9 pipeline spill in Shelby County, Ala. (NationofChange.org)The ruptured fuel line carries refined gasoline from Houston to the East Coast. By Sept. 12, the break had leaked over 250,000 gallons of gasoline.Capitalism is driven to maximize profit. Every decision is based not on human need nor on environmental safety nor even on the future of the planet. Corporate decisions are based on what is most immediately profitable.Power plants, pipelines and U.S. land theftThrough the 1950s and into the early 1960s, the U.S. government seized hundreds of thousands of acres of land remaining to Indigenous nations, in an aggressive plan to build dams along the Missouri River Basin.One was the Oahe Dam, creating the Oahe Lake, in the area that is now being defended against DAPL by the Oceti Sakowin (the Great Sioux Nation). According to Native American Netroots, that dam destroyed more Native land than any other public works project in U.S. history by flooding 90 percent of the timber and bottomland of the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River nations.Their villages and towns were destroyed for agribusiness irrigation, and for a big-business power plant to supply electricity to much of the north-central U.S.Among the Oceti Sakowin activists now stopping the DAPL pipeline, there are people who remember their land before its expropriation and flooding for Big Energy profits.Though further impoverished by the loss of their lands, the Standing Rock Sioux have resisted granting applications for oil drilling or pipelines. Other impoverished Indigenous nations have felt forced to turn to the profit-promising made by Big Energy oil drilling, fracking and coal mining corporations in order to build their tribal economies.Dallas Goldtooth, a Mdewakanton Dakota and Dene organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, points out that the Standing Rock resistance is creating solidarity against environmental devastation. He describes the 189 resolutions or solidarity statements with Standing Rock from Native nations as “amazing, historic. … A lot of tribes that are heavily dependent on resource extraction have also come out in support. Three Affiliated Tribes — 30 percent of the Bakken oil shale is under their lands. … The Navajo Nation … heavily dependent on coal. The Crow Nation … all coal. All sent statements of solidarity. … It opens up a door for more organizing.” (yesmagazine.org)Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center, was part of a recent Workers World delegation to Standing Rock.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Government offensive against freedom of expression in TV broadcasting

first_img RSF_en September 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government offensive against freedom of expression in TV broadcasting EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 6, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns growing Egyptian government control over the media, especially the broadcast media. Egypt already has a repressive press law and a state of emergency law that has been in effect since 1981. Now, in November, parliament is due to examine a new broadcasting bill that is causing concern. At the same time, several production companies working with foreign satellite TV stations have already been censored this year.“The Egyptian authorities are constantly giving themselves new tools with which to stifle free expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Despite a level of diversity that is rare in the region, the Egyptian media must endure the yoke of political control, like the media in other Arab countries with authoritarian regimes.”The press freedom organisation added: “We call on the members of the Egyptian parliament to reject the government’s new broadcasting bill and to draft alternative legislation that would lift the constraints on broadcasting and decriminalize press offences.”The bill submitted to parliament in June poses a danger to broadcast journalists. It would introduce news penalties of between one month and three years in prison and would threaten free speech by making it possible for journalists to be prosecuted for “attacking social peace, national unity, public order and society’s values.”Mostly using very vague working, the bill also provides for the creation of a national broadcasting regulatory agency to be headed by information ministry officials and members of the state security services, which would be empowered to withdraw a news media’s licence arbitrarily.The Egyptian government launched an offensive against independent TV stations at the start of the year. In February, it got the Arab League to adopt a common charter that restricts the freedom of satellite TV stations and provides for sanctions for programme content that causes offence. The charter was criticised by journalists but not by the head of Nilesat, a satellite operator owned by the Egyptian government, which supports the creating of a regional regulatory authority with the power to issue licences. This would mean that the community of Arab governments as a whole was responsible for censorship, rather than the Egyptian government alone.At the moment, TV stations that want to transmit via Nilesat must obtain the Egyptian government’s approval. TV stations that dare to criticise governments are not welcome. Unlike Qatar, which gives Al Jazeera a great deal of freedom in its regional coverage, Egypt continues to closely monitor the content of the stations that use Nilesat. The privately-owned TV station Al-Hiwar, for example was dropped by Nilesat on 1 April without any explanation being given.In an unrelated case, the government ordered the Cairo Video Sat production company on 28 August to cancel the recording of two programmes for Al-Hurra, an Arabic-language TV station that is funded by the US government. The two programmes were about “Youth and Politics,” and were to have been broadcast in the station’s showcase series “Eye on Democracy.”Nader Gohar, the head of the Cairo News Company (CNC), is meanwhile still facing up to three years in prison on charges of “constituting an unauthorised communications network” and “broadcasting without a licence.” The fifth hearing in his trial is due to be held on 26 October. The main supplier of broadcast equipment for many foreign news media, CNC was closed by the authorities after Al-Jazeera, one of its main clients, broadcast footage of demonstrations in the north of the country in April.According to the Egypt-based Arab Network of Human Rights Information (ANHRI), two other agencies, Cairo Sat and the Arab News Agency, are also being harassed by the authorities. Receive email alerts News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution February 1, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Egypt Organisation Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison News to go further News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff January 22, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders condemns growing Egyptian government control over the media, especially the broadcast media. Egypt already has a repressive press law and a state of emergency law that has been in effect since 1981. Now, in November, parliament is due to examine a new broadcasting bill that is causing concern. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Letter to the Editor: The Sad State of PUSD Teachers

first_img Community News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * For the last 23 years – 10 in the Pasadena Unified School District – I have dedicated my life to teaching children with special needs. I have been rewarded for my loyalty and perseverance by PUSD with one 3% raise a couple of years ago: after years of furlough days, benefit cost increases, and five (yes, FIVE) superintendents. When we teachers of PUSD agreed to the furlough days, we were told that our salaries and benefits would be “restored and enhanced” when the district had the money. Now the district has nearly $10 million in unallocated funds and instead of keeping their promise to the teachers of the district, they continue to ignore us – literally. Instead they spend money on phone systems (that fail), purchase computer programs and implement mandatory use of them (despite their uselessness), and continue to practice costly nepotism at the district’s administrative level. The teachers of PUSD are already among the lowest paid in the region. There is a looming teacher shortage. There are vacancies the district hasn’t been able to fill since the beginning of the 15/16 school year and Thirty Three teachers resigned in March. Who do you want teaching your children?Sincerely,Laurel More Cool Stuff HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Opinion & Columnists Letter to the Editor: The Sad State of PUSD Teachers By LAUREL WARE Published on Friday, March 25, 2016 | 12:51 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Fannie Mae: Serious Delinquency Rate Hits Lowest Level in Six Years

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Judge’s Ruling Paves Way For Class-Action Suit against JPMorgan Chase Next: Judge Dismisses Investors’ Claims in GSE Profits Lawsuits Share Save Subscribe The nation’s serious delinquency rate on single-family mortgage loans for August was the lowest it has been in six years, according to Fannie Mae’s August 2014 Monthly Summary released earlier this week.Fannie Mae reported the serious delinquency rate for August to be 1.99 percent, which is its lowest level since October 2008 – a month after Fannie Mae’s conservatorship under the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) began. The August rate was down slightly from the 2.00 percent that was reported for July and down from 2.61 percent that was reported in August 2013. The serious delinquency rate reached its peak of 5.59 percent in February 2010.Since the serious delinquency rate has fallen by 0.62 percentage points in the last year, analysts say the rate could fall below the “normal” level of 1.0 percent by 2016, although declines have come at a slower pace in recent months.Fannie Mae reported that 9.365 permanent loan modifications were completed in August, making a total of 88,231 loan modifications year-to-date through August 31, 2014.Seriously delinquent mortgage loans are defined as those that are either three months or more behind on their payments or are in foreclosure.The report also stated that in August, Fannie Mae’s Book of Business decreased at a compound annualized rate of 4.0 percent while the GSE’s Gross Mortgage Portfolio declined at a compound annualized rate of 16.7 percent for the month. Fannie Mae Loan Modification Serious Delinquency Rate Seriously Delinquent Mortgages 2014-10-01 Brian Honea Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Fannie Mae: Serious Delinquency Rate Hits Lowest Level in Six Years Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae: Serious Delinquency Rate Hits Lowest Level in Six Years Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Fannie Mae Loan Modification Serious Delinquency Rate Seriously Delinquent Mortgages Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Headlines, Loss Mitigation, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post October 1, 2014 1,534 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more