Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda is a commercial bank offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors in Uganda through its subsidiary, DFCU Bank Ltd. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts to investment, fixed and demand deposits and personal and corporate credit. The bank provides medium and long-term finance to the private sector; with a focus on the agricultural, construction, tourism and hospitality, education, manufacturing and transport sectors. In addition to standard commercial banking products and services, DFCU Bank offers lease and mortgage finance, foreign exchange trading and money market transfer services. The company has an extensive network of branches and ATMS located in the major towns and cities of Uganda. Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited was founded in 1964; it became a commercial bank in 2000 after taking over and renaming Gold Trust Bank. Development Finance Company of Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

3 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy to achieve financial freedom

first_img Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img 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. Manika Premsingh owns shares of easyJet and JD Sports Fashion. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 2020 reminded us that it’s always a good idea to have a second income stream. This can ensure that we are relatively cushioned if inflows from one stream either subside or stop entirely. It can even help us achieve financial freedom. Here are three FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy to achieve this goal.#1. Severn Trent: generating steady passive incomeBuilding up a stream of passive income is the most direct way of ensuring regular inflows without as much as lifting a finger. The good news is that many FTSE 100 shares have started paying dividends again. And there are others that will re-start them soon enough. 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…In other words, investors have plenty of choice when it comes to buying dividend stocks. While it’s a good idea to diversify even among income stocks — especially considering that we are just coming out of a time when many FTSE 100 companies cancelled dividends — there’s one stock I’d like to buy in particular. That is water and sewerage services provider Severn Trent, which has a dividend yield of 4.2%. As a utility, I like that it has predictable demand. Its financial performance is also robust. Both put together encourage me to believe that its dividends are more reliable than those of many other FTSE 100 stocks. You might  be put off by its high earnings ratio of almost 50 times. I would argue that it is a reasonable premium for a safe growth and income stock. I doubt that its share price will decline sustainably from here. #2. JD Sports Fashion: the FTSE 100 king of performanceBesides earning a passive income, another way of gaining financial freedom is by investing in high-growth stocks.One growth stock I’ve long liked is JD Sports Fashion. There are others too, but I want to make a special mention of JD today because it’s the biggest FTSE 100 gainer today after its robust update. Even though 2020 has been a tough year for retailers, JD, with the catchphrase “Undisputed king of trainers”, expects healthy profits, buoyed by online demand and the growing popularity of athleisure products. #3. IAG: dirt cheap, high potentialFinally, there’s also another kind of growth stock to consider — the kind that has suffered in the pandemic. Its prospects may not look as definite as those of JD, but I think its current prices are so low that there’s great potential for gains over time. A god FTSE 100 example is the aviation company International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG). Its share price has already nearly doubled once in 2020, between September and November, as the vaccine news came in. With the UK in lockdown again, there’s undoubtedly more pain in store for the owner of British Airways. However, I am a believer in the potential for a huge bounce back in aviation over the next couple of years. I reckon the likes of IAG and easyJet could look like savvy investments in hindsight.  3 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy to achieve financial freedom Manika Premsingh | Monday, 11th January, 2021 Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

Has Warren Gatland picked the right Wales team to face Uruguay?

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales coach Warren Gatland (Getty Images) Tipuric fully deserves his chance to start after his performances home and away against Ireland in the warm up matches. The Ospreys flanker showed what a technically gifted player he is and more than justifies his place in the starting XV.Tipuric adds another dimension to Wales’ back row. With his creative mind and all-court ball skills meaning he would not look out of place playing in the centre.James King comes in at No 8, a position that is not so familiar to him. However, with respect to Los Teros, he should have a pretty comfortable platform to attack the fringes.Gatland has wisely opted to rest Gethin Jenkins, Alun Wyn Jones and Taulupe Faletau from the pack – three British Lions test starters who will be needed for far tougher upcoming fixtures.However the tight five of Paul James, Scott Baldwin, Lee, Jake Ball and Luke Charteris are still of a very high standard; none of which would look out of place in Wales’ first choice XV.On the whole, Gatland’s selection for Sunday is pragmatic but the Kiwi is fully aware that despite Uruguay’s lowly world ranking, the South American’s still need to be dispatched wth the minimum of ease, with no injuries.“Uruguay will be looking to show what they are capable of and we know we need to be clinical on Sunday,” he said.“Playing in a World Cup, in your home country, at your home ground is a great honour and I’m sure the players will take that into the game.Line up v Uruguay: Liam Williams, Alex Cuthbert, Cory Allen, Scott Williams, Hallam Amos, Rhys Priestland, Gareth Davies, Paul James, Scott Baldwin, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Luke Charteris, Sam Warburton, Justin Tipuric, James KingReplacements:Ken Owens, Aaron Jarvis, Tomas Francis, Dominic Day, Dan Lydiate, Ross Moriarty, Lloyd Williams, Matthew Morgancenter_img Warren Gatland has wisely opted to rest a number of his stars for Wales’ opening World Cup game against Uruguay on Sunday By David MarshFit again Welsh stars Liam Williams and Samson Lee have been named in Wales’ starting XV to face Uruguay on Sunday.After Wales lost both Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfenny to injuries ruling them out of the tournament, Welsh fans have sweated over the availability of Williams and Lee after both faced a race against time to be fit for the tournament.Coach Warren Gatland admitted his relief at having both players available for selection again.“It is great to have Liam and Samson back in the starting line-up.  They have trained incredibly hard and Sunday is a great opportunity for them,” he saidWelsh fans will be happy to see elusive attacker Williams back in the team, who is joined in the back three by Alex Cuthbert and Hallam Amos, in what will be seen as a straight shoot-out for the left-wing spot for the England game.The resting of first choice winger George North is vital to keep the Lions series winner fit for next week’s clash with hosts England and the final fixture against the Wallabies.North suffered four concussions in only five months, so keeping him protected is one of Gatland’s main priorities.Considering Wales’ terrible luck with injuries, resting first choice fly-half Dan Biggar was vital for Wales. The thought of losing the 25-year-old to injury could be terminal to Wales’ chances.Biggar has matured into a more rounded player in recent years and is vital for Wales. He commands the backline with confidence and is a vital cog for Wales’ World Cup hopes.Rhys Priestland, who has come under heavy criticism from Welsh fans over the last few years, gets his chance to re-discover the form he showed during the 2011 World Cup, and is partnered by the promising, yet largely untested, Gareth Davies at scrum-half.The combination of Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric in the back row for Wales will bring back memories of the 30-3 thrashing of England in 2013 and gives Wales a more attacking options in the back row than usual.last_img read more

Kurt Brunner / bergmeisterwolf architekten

first_imgCopyAbout this officebergmeisterwolf architektenOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVipitenoHousesItalyPublished on June 03, 2012Cite: “Kurt Brunner / bergmeisterwolf architekten” 03 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Kurt Brunner / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses•Vipiteno, Italy Kurt Brunner / bergmeisterwolf architekten Kurt Brunner / bergmeisterwolf architektenSave this projectSaveKurt Brunner / bergmeisterwolf architekten Houses Projects Products used in this ProjectSwitchesGIRAGira E2 – SwitchesText description provided by the architects. Next to the Chapel, Farmstead b, Sterzing The site is situated in a little village, above Sterzing, on a height of 1.400 m above sea-level. Out of a farmhouse with an old oven (made of stone) which were both fit for demolition a new holiday residence of the Brunner family should arise. Together with the historical chapel an ensemble on the mountain should come into existence. It was important for us to integrate a place to live, a sauna, a garage and a henhouse into the landscape. All new buildings were inserted into the landscape without changing the topography. They should be separated according to their function, form and material and still create a unity because of their positioning. Save this picture!© Günter Richard WettWe worked with the found, the discovered – the landscape as well as the remains of the old farmhouse like the stone wall and the traditional materials as for example the shingles from the chapel. The starting point was the old stone wall of the farmhouse for us. After a long search we finally found workers (stone artists) who were able to rebuild it according to old architecture without mortar. Save this picture!© Günter Richard WettThe structure was covered with shingles following the roof also on the soffit, they were exposed to wind and weather already 1 and a half year before in order to achieve a relatively uniform weathering , a silvery tone. Simple materials, like the concrete ceiling which was roughly structured with laths, glass elements, as well as steel and wood characterize the interior. As a basic principle old materials were reused and combined with new ones. Save this picture!© Günter Richard WettAt the same time, a sauna box belongs to the ensemble which is stuck in the territory. The simple element was supplied with earth-coloured plaster. The roof is intensively covered with greenery. The jutting out and pending terrace is roofed but at the same time also open and offers a wonderful view over the valley. Save this picture!© Günter Richard WettOn the other side there is the garage, an almost black cube in the landscape, covered with greenery, simple with small cut-outs and larch-wood laths. A game between architecture, landscape and art should come to life.Save this picture!© Günter Richard WettProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture at Zero 2012 CompetitionArticlesFoss Waterway Seaport / Olson Kundig ArchitectsArticles Share Italy 2011center_img Save this picture!© Günter Richard Wett+ 11 Share Manufacturers: GIRA Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs “COPY” Photographs:  Günter Richard Wett Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/237165/kurt-brunner-bergmeister-wolf-architekten Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: bergmeisterwolf architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/237165/kurt-brunner-bergmeister-wolf-architekten Clipboardlast_img read more

Roof on the Hill / Alphaville Architects

first_img Roof on the Hill / Alphaville Architects ArchDaily Year:  Architects: Alphaville Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/497770/roof-on-the-hill-alphaville-architects Clipboard photographs:  Kai NakamuraPhotographs:  Kai Nakamura Save this picture!© Kai Nakamura+ 22 Share Houses Japan “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAlphaville ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTakarazukaHousesJapanPublished on April 21, 2014Cite: “Roof on the Hill / Alphaville Architects” 21 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山顶住宅/ Alphaville Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  100 m² Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Kai Nakamura Save this picture!SectionAvoiding the removal of a hard hill as much as possible, a roof simply covers the residence.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraExtended in steps, the residence is made with 3 meter by 3 meter grid steel frame that supports roof. The space is composed of boxes that receive bedroom, children’s room and wet area and the rest is left out of boxes. Above them high side light that penetrate through the roof, which undulates like mountain range, in 45-degree angle light up the interior brightly.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraUntil then we often thought about spaces made of surfaces in consideration to expression of shades. Here in order to emphasize the condition of saw-tooth roof floating on natural topography, we introduced line expression of exposed steel beam without putting up ceilings.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraThe beam is kept small to 100 millimeter by 148 millimeter. The same sized braces are a part of roof that supports high side light. Like so, any structural waste is shaved off, but by the multiplier effect of the thinness and the 45-degree an extensive feeling and calmness similar to under trees was achieved. On the other hand, box spaces have 100 millimeter thick walls made with painted off 100 millimeter square columns. Exposed roof deck ceiling is matt white and the surfaces softly reflect light.The three logical rules, the natural topography, grid structure, and 45 degree tilted high side light that face the south, are respectively independent, but overlap each other and secure functionality that extends as far as possible, the architecture that involves various landscapes that only exist at this location was attained.Project gallerySee allShow lessLVC School / Nomena + Patricio BryceSelected ProjectsEaster Eggs Designed By ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/497770/roof-on-the-hill-alphaville-architects Clipboard Year:  Site Area:232 m2Leading Designers:Alphaville, Kentaro Takeguchi, Asako YamamotoCity:TakarazukaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess Specs General Contractor: 2010 CopyHouses•Takarazuka, Japan Ohsawa Komuten Photographs “COPY” Projects 2010 Roof on the Hill / Alphaville ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRoof on the Hill / Alphaville Architectslast_img read more

Bank offers £100,000 in grants

first_imgBank offers £100,000 in grants AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland 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. Grass roots community projects across Northern Ireland are to get a £100,000 boost. Northern Bank has just launched a new round of its Community Grants programme which provides funding towards local community activities that support knowledge or learning, the arts, or community sport. Not-for-profit organisations operating at a very local level are eligible to apply for a grant of between £500 and £5000. Rosamond Bennett, Head of Communications, Northern Bank, said they received hundreds of applications in their first round of Community Grants last autumn and were able to help over seventy organisations to realise their ambitions and bring some fantastic ideas to life.Whether it was a Young Farmers’ arts festival, lessons in kurling for senior citizens or personal development training for unemployed young people, we were so proud to have been able to get involved, Rosamond said. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 29 May 2007 | News  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Further information and application forms are now available from all branches of Northern Bank and online at www.northernbank.co.uk. The closing date for all applications is 12 noon June 20 2007.Community Grants is a key element of Northern’s Community Banking programme which also includes financial education programmes in schools, staff volunteering, a Charity Partner programme and a science education outreach programme with W5. Panels made up of community leaders representing the fields of Knowledge, Culture and Sport will assist Northern Bank’s four Regional General Managers in making their decisions on the grant distribution.last_img read more

Credit and debit card turnover at charity shops up 103% in 2011, says CardSave

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. Credit and debit card turnover at charity shops up 103% in 2011, says CardSave Tagged with: Finance Research / statistics Technology Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  55 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 March 2012 | News Use of credit and debit cards to pay at charity shops continues to increase. According to card payments specialists CardSave, the average credit and debit card turnover at charity shops increased by 103% from 2010 to 2011.Card turnover at 111 charity shops that use CardSave increased from an average of £3,426.74 in 2010 to £6,952.91 in 2011. In addition, CardSave’s data reveals that the average amount spent on card transactions at charity shops in February 2012 was £25.21, a 9% increase on the same month in 2011.The figures are part of the CardSave Small Business Payments Index which analyses credit and debit card spending at SMEs and micro-businesses across the UK, covering over 300 different sectors, including charity shops.The findings confirm a YouGov survey that CardSave commissioned on public attitudes towards cash. The online survey, conducted last week among 2,069 adults, representative of all UK adults, found that:* 57% believe that cash will become extinct at some point in the future; 50% expect this to occur by 2035; 36% forecast it will be by 2025.* 62% of people carry less than £20 in cash on them* 93% carry at least one credit or debit card.* 40% of the public believes that their lives would be easier if they could pay for everything by card,* 7% have purchased less than they intended to due to retailers only accepting cash.Clive Kahn, Chief Executive of CardSave, said that consumers clearly expect to pay by card for everything. “The evidence suggests that charity shops benefit significantly from accepting cards, attracting more customers, making larger sales and maintaining their competitivenessagainst major retailers,” he said.www.cardsave.netlast_img read more

Hu Jia’s wife sends message of “hope for an open China” to European parliament

first_imgNews China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Zeng Jinyan, the wife of jailed human rights activist Hu Jia, thanked European parliamentarians for their support in a video message played today to a plenary session of the European parliament during the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought award ceremony. Hu is this year’s winner of the prize, awarded by the European Parliament.Sakharov Prize Award 08 – Hu Jia – Message from Zeng Jinyanenvoyé par rsf_internet“I would like to thank our European Parliament friends from the bottom of my heart,” Zeng said with great emotion. “The European Parliament has from the outset taken an interest in Hu Jia’s case and has deployed considerable efforts on behalf of freedom for Hu Jia and other Chinese human rights activists, efforts that demand respect.”Unable to travel to Strasbourg to receive the award on Hu’s behalf because the authorities confiscated her passport, Zeng provided a great deal of information about Hu’s current situation in her video message.“The good news is that Hu Jia was transferred on 10 October (…) to the Beijing municipal prison, and that the conditions in which he is being held have improved,” Zeng said. “As for his health, he is looking a little better (…) However, he had two blood tests in the space of a month and we don’t know what the results were. Although we asked for them, the results of the tests have not been given to the family. This behaviour worries us. It makes us fear that his cirrhosis has got worse.”A blogger herself, Zeng paid tribute to activists like her husband who try to improve freedom of expression. “There are now a great many exceptional people and people of goodwill in Chinese society who are going to great lengths to find ways to make the real situation in China known, and to express deeply-felt views, and the Internet is providing them with a very interesting platform. But unfortunately there is sometimes a very high price to be paid for this.”Zeng also talked about their young daughter, who lives with her under a form of house arrest. “Our child is now just one year old. This is a key period in her life but Hu Jia is not able to be at her side. It is very difficult for me to talk about this.” She nonetheless insisted that she was “full of hope of soon being able to hail the arrival of an open China.”The decision to award this year’s prize to Hu was announced by European Parliament president Hans Gert Pöttering on 23 October, a day after he received a letter from the Chinese ambassador to Brussels warning of negative consequences for the European Union’s relations with China.“If the European Parliament should award this prize to Hu Jia, that would inevitably hurt the Chinese people once again and bring serious damage to China-EU relations,” the ambassador wrote in his letter.Aged 35, Hu was arrested on 27 December 2007 on a charge of “inciting subversion of state authority,” Hu was tried on 18 March before a Beijing intermediate court for posting information about matters of state on websites based abroad. The court sentenced him on 3 April 2008 to three and a half years in prison.A humanitarian activist since the start of the 1990s, Hu was involved not only in HIV prevention and helping HIV/AIDS sufferers, but also in protecting the environment and defending prisoners of conscience. He used the Internet, especially his blog and videos, to expose the regime’s repression of those who defend human rights.He has not been getting the medicine he needs for a liver ailment and has been punished several times for defending the rights of fellow inmates.He was arrested and held incommunicado for 40 days in the spring of 2006 and, on his release, he was placed under house arrest. Police stationed around the couple’s apartment building prevented him from going out while his wife, Zeng, was followed whenever she left the apartment.Hu and Zeng were awarded the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France special “China” prize in December 2007. Time magazine named Zeng as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2007. News December 17, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hu Jia’s wife sends message of “hope for an open China” to European parliament Zeng Jinyan, the wife of jailed human rights activist Hu Jia, thanked European parliamentarians for their support in a video message played today to a plenary session of the European parliament during the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought award ceremony. Hu is this year’s winner of the prize, awarded by the European Parliament. Follow the news on China Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Chihuahua governor rejects commission’s recommendations on case of police violence against three journalists

first_img Follow the news on Mexico Help by sharing this information MexicoAmericas Organisation Receive email alerts May 5, 2021 Find out more Mr. José Reyes Baeza Terrazas Governor of the State of ChihuahuaDear Mr. Governor,Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that defends press freedom worldwide, strongly condemns your summary rejection yesterday of the recommendations of the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) concerning an attack on three journalists by police officers attached to the Chihuahua State Investigation Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación). Jaime Murrieta Briones, a photographer with the newspaper El Diario, and two reporters with the daily PM, Eugenia Cícero Rivera and Aurelio Suárez Núñez, came across police officers drinking alcohol on the street with a group of residents on 5 September 2006. Fearing they would be photographed, the police assaulted the journalists and destroyed their cameras. They also opened fire on their cars.In its resolution 33/2007 of 28 August 2007, the CNDH urges you to establish the reasons for the shortcomings in the investigation into this case that was carried out by your behalf, and to award compensation to Briones, Cícero and Suárez. The CNDH also asked you to ensure that the police respect press freedom.The staff responsible for internal discipline in your administration concluded that the police officers concerned were only in the wrong inasmuch as they failed to prevent an attack on the journalists, although many witnesses said the police officers were themselves among the assailants.Your administration should not condone, albeit only implicitly, acts of violence and abuse of authority as this encourages impunity. It is your duty to guarantee press freedom in your state and to set an example by punishing the police officers involved.I look forward to your reply,Sincerely,Robert MénardSecretary-General NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Reporters Without Borders has written to the governor of the state of Chihuahua voicing deep regret that he rejected the recommendations of the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) about an attack on three journalists by Chihuahua state police officers a year ago. Reports MexicoAmericas News RSF_en News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state to go further 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies September 25, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chihuahua governor rejects commission’s recommendations on case of police violence against three journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Marin Affordable Housing Pioneers Ending Operations in 2021

first_img Pinterest Pinterest NOVATO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– After more than four decades of developing affordable housing projects in Marin County, including the property at Hamilton Field, Northbay Family Homes (NFH) will be ending its operations in 2021. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005024/en/ (From left) NFH President/CEO Clark Blasdell with the board of directors: Charlie Carson, Kristie Wheeler, and Paul Simmons. (Photo: Business Wire) Over the years, NFH built a legacy based on its commitment to and passion for affordable housing. NFH’s first project, Encina Court Condominiums, was a six-unit development that was California’s first mutually owner-built/self-help project, in 1978. But Hamilton Field was, by far, its most ambitious and successful undertaking. Under the leadership of Clark Blasdell and a board of directors, including Charlie Carson, Paul Simmons, and Kristie Wheeler, NFH became Marin’s pioneer builder of affordable housing. “Hamilton Field (a former Air Force Base) was the crowning jewel where half of the residences were developed as affordable housing, for ownership or rental,” said Blasdell. Added Wheeler, “It encompassed over 700 properties for low-income families with construction and mortgage financing arranged by us.” Accomplishments aside, Blasdell reflected on the most recent NFH project. “We have been working on a 100-unit home development for several years. The estimated cost per unit had increased from $250,000 per unit to $750,000, meaning the project cost had increased from $25 million to $75 million. All of us felt we needed to leave those kinds of projects to others with more resources (staff and capital).” Another major NFH legacy is having successfully worked with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to devise new rules and procedures specifically for owner-built, affordable attached housing. Using NFH’s expertise and counsel, California established a separate program for owner-built housing. Long-time Marin County Supervisor Judy Arnold remarked, “You will find examples of Northbay Family Homes work at Hamilton Field and many other projects around Marin and the Bay. They have also been leaders in advocating legislative rules to provide affordable housing that is so critical to our economy. I thank Clark, the board, and the entire team on a legacy well earned over many years.” The NFH “scorecard” is an impressive one:Total Investment $154MTotal Homes 4,014People Served 9,978 Reflecting the board’s sentiment, Wheeler and Simmons said, “Clark should be recognized for his work. The board was there to back him up and to provide our individual expertise, as needed. I think that I speak for all of us that we were proud to have participated.” View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005024/en/ CONTACT: Clark Blasdell 415-328-4560 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY PHILANTHROPY SOURCE: Northbay Family Homes Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/16/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/16/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005024/en Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Marin Affordable Housing Pioneers Ending Operations in 2021 WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleSerena tops Halep at Australian Open, sets up Osaka showdownNext articleNext Generation of Long-Term Care Solutions Provides Guaranteed Protection, Offers Flexible Care and Payment Options and the Opportunity for Growth Through Investment Performance Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more