African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgAfrican Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileAfrican Export Import Bank is a financial institution that facilitates trade amongst African countries as well as trade between Africa and other continents. The bank provides investment banking and advisory services as well as project and export development programs in Mauritius and around the world with particular focus on the globalization of African trade. African Export Import Bank is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgExcelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileExcelsior United Development Companies Limited engages in the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic products such as rum, alcohol and vinegar products, in Mauritius and the Reunion island. The company operates through five segments which are, investments, property rental, beverages, commerce, and tourism segments. The Investments segment includes investments held in shares, the beverages segment is engaged in the production, import and sale of alcoholic products, the commerce segment is engaged in the import and distribution of tires, automotive lubricants and fire protection equipment and the Tourism segment is engaged in operating a hotel and provides travel and tourism services. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited operates through its subsidiaries Medine Distillery Company Limited, International Distillers (Mauritius) Limited, New Goodwill Company Limited, Concorde Tourist Guide Agency Limited, Southern Investments Limited and Compagnie Mauricienne de Commerce Limitee. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Best shares to buy now: 2 stocks for a booming UK economy

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 | More on: K3C KEYS Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Edward Sheldon owns shares in Keystone Law. 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. 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. Best shares to buy now: 2 stocks for a booming UK economy After a huge contraction in 2020, the UK economy is set for powerful growth this year. Last week, the Bank of England said that it expects the British economy to expand by 7.25% this year – its fastest growth in more than 70 years.For investors, this economic growth could create a lot of lucrative opportunities. With that in mind, here’s a look at two UK shares I’d buy to benefit from a booming UK economy.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…A disruptive companyOne stock that could perform well as the UK economy recovers from Covid-19 is Keystone Law (LSE: KEYS). It’s an innovative platform-based law firm that’s disrupting the legal industry. Last year, it won ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at The Lawyer awards.Demand for legal services is likely to rise as the UK economy picks up speed in the months ahead. In some areas of law, such as construction, employment and real estate, demand could rise significantly. This should benefit Keystone, pushing its revenues and profits higher.In Keystone’s recent 2020 results, the company said that 2021 had “started well” with “good levels of activity.” It also announced a big increase in its dividend. This suggests to me the company is confident about the future. For the current financial year (ending 31 January 2022), City analysts expect revenue growth of around 14%.It’s worth pointing out that Keystone is a small company. Currently, its market-cap is just £210m. Stocks of this size can be volatile. Another risk to consider is the valuation. Keystone’s forward-looking price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 40 doesn’t leave a huge margin of safety.Overall however, I think the growth story here is attractive. I expect this company to do well as UK economic activity picks up.This stock is flying Another UK stock I think could do well as the UK economy rebounds is K3 Capital (LSE: K3). It’s an under-the-radar business that provides advisory services to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). I expect demand for its services (which include company sales, off-market acquisitions, restructuring, tax planning etc) to be strong in the year ahead.K3 appears to have a lot of momentum at present. In early March, the group said that following a strong start to the second half of its financial year, the group was trading ahead of expectations. In April, the group also advised this trend had continued, and said it expects results for the year ending 31 May to be “significantly ahead” of revised consensus market expectations. It now expects revenue for the year to be around £45m – much higher than the figure of £15m posted last year.A key risk here is that the stock can be volatile at times. Early last year, for example, its share price halved. Sales can also be lumpy which isn’t ideal from an investment point of view.Overall however, I think this stock has a lot of potential in the current environment. At the current valuation (forward-looking P/E ratio of 23) I think it’s priced to buy. 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Diocese of Maryland’s reparations fund gains $100,000 in community donations

first_imgDiocese of Maryland’s reparations fund gains $100,000 in community donations Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Rector Bath, NC 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 Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Maryland Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton speaks during the National Council of Churches’ virtual Christian Unity Gathering on Oct. 13, 2020. Video screengrab via RNS[Religion News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland has already received more than $100,000 in donations for its fund, announced last month, for reparations for the historic mistreatment of African Americans.Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton, the diocese’s leader, revealed the amount during a panel discussion on reparations held Oct. 13 as part of the National Council of Churches’ virtual Christian Unity Gathering.“The community said, ‘Oh, a church group is doing something. I want to get behind that,’” he said, describing reaction to the $1 million fund that was approved in September.“Checks are coming and we’re not even in a fundraising mode. But people want to say, ‘I want to do something. I want to put some dollars to something that’s going to make a difference in the impoverished Black community.’”The NCC panel highlighted the growing interest in church circles in reparations more than 50 years after civil rights activist James Forman issued “the Black Manifesto,” demanding that white churches and synagogues pay $500 million for the mistreatment of African Americans.The NCC panel featured religious leaders, from the Moravian Church to the United Church of Christ, who urged cross-racial, national and global efforts to continue to study and seek reparations.“Slavery is theft,” said NCC President Jim Winkler. “Reparations for enslavement is biblical,” he said, citing the Book of Deuteronomy, which states, “And when you send a male slave out from you a free person, you shall not send him out empty-handed.”Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, who has worked since 1989 to pass H.R. 40, legislation to create a U.S. commission on reparations, urged religious leaders to join that cause in a prerecorded video message.Several leaders said church officials need to be more courageous and more willing to partner with people of different races and groups outside the church.The Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, co-chair of the NCC’s ACT Now! to End Racism Initiative, said churches should “look at where our dollars are going” and consider partnerships with Black and other minority businesses.“I think we’re moving in the right direction and this time last year I wouldn’t even have imagined that this conversation could take place,” she said.Sutton, who is Black, said his diocese’s new reparations fund is the result of years of work in his diocese, which has a 90% white membership. It voted last year, with no dissents, to study reparations. In September the reparations fund was created with 82.5% approval.“My plea is, let the church take the lead on this, not be followers,” he said. “You can do a bold thing and you won’t fall apart. You will thrive.”This story is republished with permission from Religion News Service. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Adelle M. BanksPosted Oct 15, 2020 Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Lake Apopka North Shore western recreational trails reopen this weekend

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The district continues to make damage assessments. Repair plans and cost estimates will be presented to the Governing Board in a public meeting when that information becomes available.For continuing updates on district operations and recreational announcements, visit the district’s website, www.sjrwmd.com. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSLake Apopka North ShoreLake Apopka Wildlife Drive Previous articleAPD posting crime bulletins onlineNext articleApopka Christmas Parade promises joyful sounds and a Merry Christmas Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive remains closedFrom the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictThe St. Johns River Water Management District continues to assess and repair areas of the Lake Apopka North Shore, which experienced damage due to Hurricane Irma. As water levels subside, the district will provide updates as needed on the status of repairs and recreation at the Lake Apopka North Shore.The district is reopening to the public this weekend nonmotorized trails located west of the Apopka-Beauclair Canal. These trails are accessible from the Green Mountain Trailhead, Clay Island Trailhead and North Shore Trailhead (via the McDonald Canal Boat Ramp). The opening follows recent culvert and trail repairs. The Red Trail, off County Road 448A, and the McDonald Canal Boat Ramp remain open.To ensure public safety, the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive and trails located east of the Apopka-Beauclair Canal remain closed due to saturated roads and high water levels, making many areas inaccessible to emergency vehicles.Water levels southeast of Lake Level Canal Road and McDonald Canal Road have dropped another 0.18 feet since Nov. 29, 2017.  However, water levels in many of the nearby fields are still higher than usual. The district continues to pump to reduce water levels on the east side of the property to reach levels that are more conducive to wetland plant preservation.last_img read more

House MY / Studio Za Arhitekturu

first_img “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/398895/house-my-studio-za-arhitekturu Clipboard Houses Year:  House MY / Studio Za ArhitekturuSave this projectSaveHouse MY / Studio Za Arhitekturu ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs Architects: Studio Za Arhitekturu Area Area of this architecture project Croatia Save this picture!© Sandro Lendler+ 19 Share photographs:  Sandro LendlerPhotographs:  Sandro LendlerCollaborators:Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić, Andreja Dodig, Petar Reić, Simona Sović Štos, Zorana DebeljuhContractor:Probik d.o.o.Structure:Tehnicke konstrukcije d.o.o.Mechanical Installations:SM – inzenjering d.o.o.Electrical Installations:Elektro-ekspert d.o.o.Sewage And Water Supply:SM – inzenjering d.o.o.Author:Igor FranićCity:KorčulaCountry:CroatiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sandro LendlerRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Contemporary thought arises in the process of balancing the complete freedom and absolute control of precise perceptions (exact analysis) with the free play of the imagination. It tries to encompass all the stories, to include all (possible) contrasts and contradictions in order to emphasize the true story that excites and interprets possible events.Save this picture!© Sandro LendlerResidents of the town of Korčula did not resolve the story of their leisure by the sea, but in their “legacies”, in the deep shade of the carob tree, and by the stone table by the vineyards and olive groves. The other side of peasants’ Korčula, in the places created in the island’s interior, has built its reflective image along the coast. Every place has its own harbor and fishing houses that are swollen from collecting all the agricultural life of the interior. That image is not laudable today. The third story tells of the sailors and the captain’s palace, and it has retained its distinctiveness.Save this picture!© Sandro LendlerThis vacation house, located between Račišće and Korčula, is also a fisherman’s abode. The vacation house aspect refers to the sojourn, which is open, spread widely and scattered throughout the terraced plot, from the road to the “mrkenta” by the sea, and the focus of activities follows the movement of the sun. The upper part of the house is the fishers abode: closed and clearly focused with controlled internal microcosm.Save this picture!© Sandro LendlerThis house is for my dear friends. It is about the exclusive reading of identity. They are a family that primarily lives dynamically and are not easy to locate and bind to some place on the globe. Korčula presents their origin, they love it, and that is the reason they come here. Memory is their identity, they do what they do (create) and what they create has its place in their memories. It defines them. That is why this house is an excerpt of their dynamic and modern life on the edge of the coast of Korčula.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessDyv-net, Dynamic Vertical Networks Proposal / JAPA ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectThe City of Chicago Gets 3D PrintedArchitecture News Share Area:  415 m² Area:  415 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House MY / Studio Za Arhitekturu 2012 2012 CopyHouses•Korčula, Croatia Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/398895/house-my-studio-za-arhitekturu Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudio Za ArhitekturuOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKorčulaHousesCroatiaPublished on July 12, 2013Cite: “House MY / Studio Za Arhitekturu” 12 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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! 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New download to help promote fundraising events

first_img Tagged with: Digital Events By downloading and installing the file, the charity will be adding a reminder about the date to supporters’ electronic diaries.This is a simple and easy approach for any charity to use to promote its events, so we expect to see it emulated elsewhere.  54 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New download to help promote fundraising events The Breast Cancer Campaign is offering a free download to remind supporters via their PC’s calendar.Charities can give away quite a few attractive or useful gimmicks via their Web site. Button adverts for their supporters, posters, screensavers or games have proved popular over the years.The Breast Cancer Campaign is, however, the first charity that we have spotted encouraging people to download a vCalendar file. It is doing so to help promote its wear it pink® day on 31 October 2003. The vCalendar format is supported by desktop calendars/peronsal information managers such as Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Organizer. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 | 23 September 2003 | Newslast_img read more

Gary Lucy wins £15,000 for Haven House on TV game show

first_img“Our local celebrity network is vital in helping us to raise  funds and awareness, both locally and nationally, and we are very lucky to have such great support.” Gary Lucy wins £15,000 for Haven House on TV game show Howard Lake | 2 April 2014 | News Gary Lucy and daughter India Haven House patron Gary Lucy tonight won £15,000 for the children’s hospice on ITV1’s Big Star’s Little Star. The game-show involves celebrities answering questions alongside their children. The actor appeared with his eight-year-old daughter India.Lucy, who has appeared in Hollyoaks and Footballers’ Wives and is currently in EastEnders, said:‘The hospice is very important to all my family. I’m a patron and my fiancée is a paediatric nurse there, so we try to do all we can to offer our support.“Being able to get our daughter involved and helping to raise funds and awareness was extra special and I’m delighted to have won so much for this vital local service.”Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of Haven House thanked Lucy, saying: Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity ITV  102 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 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.last_img read more

Armed raid on Reporters Without Borders partner organization in Iraq

first_imgNews February 23, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Armed raid on Reporters Without Borders partner organization in Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further Follow the news on Iraq February 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns an armed raid this morning on the Baghdad headquarters of the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), its partner organization in Iraq, in which all of the JFO’s computers and archives were stolen“A dozen gunmen belonging to private security forces burst into our office near Al-Fardous Square in central Baghdad this morning at the time of Fajr prayer (6:30 a.m.),” JFO director Ziyad Al-Ajili said. “They broke down doors and took all the equipment – four laptops, three hard disks, two cameras, two video cameras, walkie-talkies and 10 bulletproof jackets marked Press.”He added: “They also took all of the JFO’s archives. All of our work since 2004 has disappeared. And before leaving, they vandalized the entire office. The government is behind this attack. The JFO is fighting for media freedom to become a reality in Iraq and, as such, clearly poses a threat to the authorities.”Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said: “The aim of this criminal raid was to silence an NGO that has been fighting for years for the right of Iraqi journalists to work freely and independently. It has not hesitated to condemn the abuses of the security forces and has often reminded the authorities of their responsibilities.“We call for an independent investigation into this attack so that those behind it can be arrested and brought to justice. Impunity must no longer be the rule in Iraq, which is a country that aspires to be a democracy.”This morning’s raid came 48 hours before Iraqi journalists are due to hold a big demonstration to press the authorities to fulfil their constitutional obligations to respect free speech and media freedom.Since its creation in 2004, the JFO has played a key role in defending freedom of expression in Iraq.center_img December 16, 2020 Find out more Organisation Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF_en News News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

L.A. County Supervisors Expand Rent Relief Program, Extend Eviction Moratorium

first_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Anticipating Los Angeles County’s fair share of $25 billion in federal rent relief, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to extend and expand both a local rent relief program and eviction moratorium.Supervisors Hilda Solis and Janice Hahn co-authored a motion calling for more flexibility in the rent relief program, which will now also be extended for another year — through Dec. 31.“Hundreds of thousands are struggling to pay their rent on time or even to pay it at all,” Hahn said.The relief program and moratorium will not impact Pasadena which has its own rent moratorium. However, it would place restrictions on landlords in Altadena and nearby unincorporated areas.Solis said the changes would expand eligibility and align the county’s program with conditions that apply to new federal relief dollars.“Since the program launched, many constituents have reached out to my office pleading for help as landlords refuse to receive direct payments from the Los Angeles County Development Authority, locking renters out of the program,” Solis said.“In other cases, out of desperation, tenants have chosen to pay rent by taking out loans from predatory lenders or using credit cards despite them being eligible for rental assistance,” Solis said.Under new rules, those tenants would no longer be prohibited from receiving help. In addition to changing the conditions for eligibility, the program will now raise the available assistance from $7,500 to $10,000 for eligible households making up to 50% of the average median income.The county will also make payments directly to property owners to supplement partial payments made earlier, now that more federal funds are available. About 70% of qualifying households received partial assistance, according to the motion.Supervisor Holly Mitchell highlighted the need to help landlords, noting that rent relief ultimately helps property owners pay their mortgages.Unpaid rent “creates a painful ripple effect” among low- to moderate-income owners, Mitchell said. “(This program) is in many ways support for mom-and-pop mortgage holders.”Some advocates — many with the Healthy LA coalition — called for going further and “canceling” rent for tenants struggling financially because of the pandemic. Some characterized landlords as greedy corporations and the board’s action a “half measure.”But one senior who rented out half her house to help pay her mortgage told the board she is now in danger of losing the property because of a tenant who refused to pay rent, using the virus as an excuse despite his ability to pay.“I hear all the ugly stories about how horrible landlords are, but I’m a senior who rented out half my house,” Patricia Russell said. “Small landlords have problems too … think about the landlords, who are not all bad guys.”Healthy LA also proposes canceling mortgage debt of individual property owners and small landlords.Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Solis co-authored a separate motion, also unanimously approved, to extend the eviction moratorium through Feb. 28 and expand protections for renters.“No one should be threatened with eviction or made homeless because of the pandemic,” Kuehl said. “Some unscrupulous property owners have been harassing renters … through physical intimidation, rent hikes, removal of security gates and lights, and threats of eviction.”The modifications include a prohibition on eviction if a tenant denies entry to the landlord unless the landlord is seeking access to remedy a dangerous condition. The motion also seeks to backstop state protections that are set to expire Feb. 1.Amy Tannenbaum, an eviction defense attorney for Public Counsel, told the board there has been an “enormous uptick” in illegal harassment by landlords. She shared the story of a client whose landlord called child welfare officials on her, reporting unhealthy conditions that Tannenbaum said were due to the landlord’s neglect. The woman is now living in her car.“We must recognize that an eviction can be a death sentence,” Tannenbaum said. “Housing is a human right, and landlords’ hunger for profit cannot take precedence over Angelenos’ need for stable housing during this critical juncture.”Supervisor Kathryn Barger offered a “friendly amendment,” saying she wanted to support landlords in the process. She asked that the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs convene a group of tenants and landlords to provide input on the moratorium until it is lifted.Renters seeking help can call a county counselor at (833) 223-7368. Make a comment Community News L.A. County Supervisors Expand Rent Relief Program, Extend Eviction Moratorium Decision will aid tenants in Altadena and other unincorporated areas CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 | 3:00 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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