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Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) Q32011 Interim Report

first_imgZambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm)  2011 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.last_img read more

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D house / Lode Architecture

first_img D house / Lode Architecture D house / Lode ArchitectureSave this projectSaveD house / Lode Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/336720/d-house-lode-architecture Clipboard 2012 2012 photographs:  Daniel MoulinetPhotographs:  Daniel MoulinetCollaborators:Arnaud Lacoste, Jérôme VinçonDimensions:L 16.10m x l 9.20m x h 6.00mStructure:concrete walls, steel frame, crosswise laminated timber panelsFacade:high insulation glass surfaces, chestnut claddingFloor:stone, corkFurniture:chestnut, laminated veneered lumber (stairsHeating System:geothermal heat pump with vertical collectorsCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniel MoulinetBeached on the estuary’s banks, where fresh waters meet rising tides, the D house cultivates contradictions. It can be either a shelter or a reception place, an intimate space or the place for partying. It is driven by opposite currents and its character varies depending on its occupants’ moods and natural cycles. Save this picture!© Daniel MoulinetWhen discovering the house, the first thing we catch sight of is the overhanging section. Thanks to a retaining wall, a hollow space appears below. Life is organised here around the hearth, the stairs and a central cooking island. All around you, panoramic views of the undergrowth and beyond the river are offered by the upstairs floor. Wells of light passing through the upstairs floor invite the sky into this blended landscape. On the ground, the stone disappears, the windowed angles fade. We live inside the wood. Save this picture!© Daniel MoulinetUpstairs, a succession of small spaces creates a completely different hushed atmosphere. We cross a series of adjoining rooms, lit through wooden trellises which filter the view and dim the light. From the bedrooms, you can access outside closed-in spaces to get fresh air or sunbathe above the living-room. Nature is all around  and envelopes you. Save this picture!© Daniel MoulinetThe contrasting façades reflect the duality of these spaces. In very different ways they both adopt the same strategy of camouflage : the reflections of the leaves on the glazed surfaces, or the cladding made of untreated planks which imitate the surrounding nature and whose texture merges in the woody environment. Sophistication and rusticity, abstraction and materiality, the architecture of the house plays with dialectical sets, just like a landscape drawing its strength from the confrontation of the elements.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessFocal Point Community Campus Proposal / HDR ArchitectureUnbuilt ProjectNYC’s Union Square in 1828Misc Share Save this picture!© Daniel Moulinet+ 30 Share Year:  CopyHouses•France Houses Architects: Lode Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area:  250 m² Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeLode ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesFrancePublished on February 26, 2013Cite: “D house / Lode Architecture” 26 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?D住宅 / Lode Architecture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 Photographs France ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/336720/d-house-lode-architecture Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

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Cheongun Residence / Hyundai Kim + Tectonics Lab

first_img South Korea Photographs Millennium Structure Houses Cheongun Residence / Hyundai Kim + Tectonics Lab 2017 ArchDaily Photographs:  Kyungsub Shin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882214/cheongun-residence-hyundai-kim-plus-tectonics-lab Clipboard Year:  Area:  313 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHyundai KimOfficeFollowTectonics LabOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCheongun-dongSouth KoreaPublished on October 25, 2017Cite: “Cheongun Residence / Hyundai Kim + Tectonics Lab” 24 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore 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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Nature and Environment Inc. Cheongun Residence / Hyundai Kim + Tectonics LabSave this projectSaveCheongun Residence / Hyundai Kim + Tectonics Lab Projects Manufacturers: Alto, Eagon, LINNO, Sehwa Brick, Total Marble Structural Engineer: CopyHouses•Cheongun-dong, South Korea Architect In Charge:Hyundai KimDesign Team:Sukyung Kim, Dasom KimCity:Cheongun-dongCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSiteLocated in a calm low mountainside overlooking the Bugaksan Mountain, the site reflects both the patina and generic modernity of Gwangwhamun, the historic center in Seoul. The client, a retiring professor, and honorable scholar decided to demolish the deteriorating old house and build a new memorable home for post-retirement years.Save this picture!First Level PlanDemolitionIt was not an easy decision for the client to demolish the 50-year-old house, built by her own father. The old house accrued character as a peaceful shelter and joyful childhood playground. After years of hesitation, the client decided to tear down the structurally defective house. After three days of demolition, the remains of the wood flooring, window lattice work, and door plates were transferred to the client to preserve those embedded memories.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinBeginningA few plan sketches were provided by the client at the start of the commission. The naïve unprofessional drawings, out of scale with distorted proportions, represented the subtle yet detailed thoughts about a new home filled with the nostalgia of the old house. A house is not a space for an architect’s egoistic expression, but a place for commemorating yesterday, living the present, and dreaming of tomorrow. Thus, the architect’s role seemed to impose an order on the client’s drawings with respect and honor.Save this picture!Save this picture!Save this picture!OrderThe nine-square grid, 3 kahn x 3 kahn in East Asia, has been a fundamental typology in architecture, both traditional and modern. The part of the Cheongun Residence was structured as nine-square grid in its spatial conception with symmetry and centricity. Conceptualized as modest but abstract ideal space, the nine-square grid diagram was developed into a concrete spatial structure with programs and functions. Cheongun Residence is planned to function both as private residence and as research institute. The parlor at the core of the nine-square grid integrates programmatic functionality with spatial spirituality. The void of the parlor continues through the mezzanine of second floor to arrive at the light well of the roof, imbuing warm natural light and tranquil air deep into the center of the residence.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinCentralized OrganizationThe nine-square grid was applied horizontally in plan and vertically in section as regulating geometry. The void space at the core centers an axis that compresses the public realm into the center while disseminating private space to the periphery. The spatial density is maintained in equilibrium by this centralized organization, both centripetal and centrifugal. The parlor between the kitchen area and the guest room on the ground floor maintains the balance between servant and served space. The circulation from the foyer to the rooftop tearoom occurs through the central void space, to generate rhythmic sequences compressing and releasing spatial tensions. The void on the second floor mediates between personal life and scholarly life via the symmetrical order between the master bedroom and library. The light well on the third floor is situated at the concentric center of tearoom, the centroid of the third floor plan. This tea room has a concentric square geometry in plan and section that becomes the spatial, iconographic centricity of the house. The compression of the space by the solid light well tube harmonizes with the spatial release through the horizontal windows.Save this picture!Section 2Material and FormFor a scholar dedicated to education and research, centralized organization of the house represents the essentiality and directionality of life. Concrete, calm, and enduring patina materials were selected for the central structure. Brick becomes the counterpart for the exterior cladding, balancing the tranquility with warm vitality and subtle rhythms. Recycled bricks were used as wall cladding for the exterior walls, conservatory area, and veranda to mediate the transition between exterior and interior.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinTo deal with the spiritual aspect of materiality, the arch was chosen as the conceptual and structural technique. An arch in a form of a vault guides visitors through the foyer to the parlor. At the central void of parlor and living room, two consecutive arches add a series of filters to maintain a temperate and calm atmosphere. Arches of the living room, conservatory, and veranda frame the garden landscape and protect the central space from the harsh weather. The Cheongun Residence is located in the most historic district of Seoul, which involves the paradoxical coexistence of traditional, colonial, and contemporary architectural scenes. An arch may be the metaphoric interpretation of coexistence, preserving collective memories of the neighborhood’s patinated materialitySave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinThe frontality of the Cheongun Residence arises from the centralized organization, symmetric order, and contextual relationships of the house. The north wall of the house, perceived as podium, includes the rhythmic and symmetrical placement of a canopied porch and two vehicle entrances. The symmetricity becomes obvious at the receded north elevation, with a central axis between the main entrance and the arch window of the staircase on top. The south elevation facing the main garden has a semi-symmetrical order with a series of arch windows. The frontality and symmetricity of the house is a clear manifestation of the centralized organization and proportioned programs, ultimately resulting in a state of tranquil equilibrium harmonizing the complexities and contradictions inherent in life.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinProject gallerySee allShow lessT House / KIENTRUC OSelected ProjectsFPT University Administrative Building / VTN ArchitectsSelected Projects Share General Contractor: Save this picture!© Kyungsub Shin+ 34 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882214/cheongun-residence-hyundai-kim-plus-tectonics-lab Clipboard Architects: Hyundai Kim, Tectonics Lab Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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Oxfam shops using QR Codes for story of donated objects

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis RememberMe, part of FutureEverything 2010 in Manchester has been kitted out with RFID iPhones and Bluetooth devices to ‘replay’ the memories of objects.“People donating items at an Oxfam store in Manchester were asked to tell a story about the object into a microphone, including when and where they acquired it and any personal stories associated with it. The audio clips were linked to an RFID tag and QR code and items tagged with a story were added to the shop’s stock as part of the in-store exhibition. Visitors to the shop used their own smart phone or a bespoke RFID reader to listen to the stories through speakers in the shop, and were invited to purchase the story-tagged objects.”http://www.springwise.com/retail/totem/ Tagged with: Digital Oxfam shops using QR Codes for story of donated objects Howard Lake | 15 October 2010 | News 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. Advertisement  150 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  149 total views,  3 views todaylast_img read more

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Partial victory for reproductive justice in Indiana

first_imgPurvi Patel’s 20-year sentence for “feticide” was overturned by the Indiana Court of Appeals on July 22. Ruling there was no evidence that lawmakers “intended the feticide statute to apply to pregnant women,” the court vacated the feticide charge against the 35-year-old South Asian-American woman.The second charge against Patel of child neglect remains, though the court lowered it from a Class A felony neglect of a dependent to a class D felony and remanded the case back to the trial court for re-sentencing. Patel, who was originally sentenced to 20 years on March 30, 2015, and could now be sentenced from six months to three years, has already served 16 months.The charge of child neglect hinges on the prosecution’s insistence that the fetus, estimated to be 25 to 29 weeks at the time Patel miscarried on July 13, 2013, took a breath and was therefore able to survive outside the womb. But Patel, who took pills ordered online prior to the miscarriage, testified that it was stillborn.However, the prosecution used the 17th century “lung float test,” debunked since the 1980s as junk science by the medical establishment, to conclude that the fetus took a breath. Despite Patel’s lawyers’ best efforts to rebut the so-called “evidence,” the jury still convicted Patel of child neglect. (Rewire, July 22)Asian-American women’s groups lead Patel defenseFive friend-of-the-court briefs, each with multiple signers, were filed supporting Patel’s appeal on May 23 by a new legal team headed by Stanford professor Lawrence C. Marshall, cofounder of Northwestern’s famous Center on Wrongful Conviction. Two briefs were brought by several dozen Asian-American and Pacific Islander organizations that have rallied to Patel’s defense. Signers of all the briefs celebrated that the feticide conviction was overturned, demanded that Patel be freed immediately and defended the goal of reproductive justice for all women.“No woman should fear for her safety or freedom based on the outcome of her pregnancy,” noted a statement from the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. “There is much more work to be done to ensure that women — particularly AAPI [Asian-American and Pacific Island] women, low-income women and all women of color — are not punished for their pregnancy outcomes.” (NAPAWF News, July 26)Lakshmi Sridaran, a director of South Asian Americans Leading Together, said, “It’s important to remember that Indiana has enforced its feticide law against two pregnant women, both of whom are Asian American. We hope the strong precedent set in Patel’s appeal will protect women of color in states like Indiana and others where laws that should protect them often end up criminalizing them instead.” (NAPAWF News, July 25)While Patel has the dubious distinction of being the first U.S. woman to be sent to prison for inducing her own abortion, Chinese-born Bei Bei Shuai was charged in Indiana with feticide in 2011 after a failed suicide attempt resulted in a miscarriage. The charge was later dropped as part of a plea deal.An amicus brief by National Advocates for Pregnant Women, which has supported Patel since before her 2015 trial, had 26 reproductive justice, medical, law and women’s rights organizations as co-signers, including Physicians for Reproductive Health and the National Latina Roundtable for Reproductive Health.Representing the National Network of Abortion Funds, Director Yamani Hernandez noted, “People of color are bearing the brunt of unscientific laws and misplaced moral outrage against abortion, which is blurring into the territory of miscarriage, putting any pregnant person at risk of prosecution and incarceration. It needs to stop, and the decision didn’t go far enough to restore full justice for Purvi Patel.” (Guardian, July 22)Need to unite against racist reactionIt must be pointed out that the state of Indiana, whose governor is Mike Pence, the far-right, racist, conservative, staunch opponent of women’s reproductive rights and Trump’s vice presidential running mate, could still appeal the court decision.That the only cases of women charged and jailed for feticide in the U.S. were brought against immigrant women in Indiana is an ominous reminder of Trump’s impulsive initial statement that women should be punished for having abortions and his viciously racist anti-immigrant attacks. If Trump intends to delegate all domestic issues to Pence, as he has stated, that could lead to a national crisis in reproductive health care for all women — but especially women of color, undocumented immigrants, low-wage workers, youth, rural women, lesbians and trans people, women with disabilities, and survivors of incest and domestic violence.But given the way many progressive forces in the U.S. have rallied to defend Purvi Patel and are fighting to free her, it’s not a stretch to assume that those groups and others defending human rights will rise up and unite with movements like Black Lives Matter and the Fight for $15 and a union. Unity is essential in the fightback against all forces of reaction and oppression, whether in Indiana, the rest of the U.S. or around the world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Haitians hold popular uprising against new budget

first_imgResistance to government budget empties street in Port-au-Prince.While hurricanes Harvey and Maria didn’t strike Haiti, Hurricane Irma gave the country a glancing blow mainly in the northwest, the poorest section of Haiti. It displaced more than 100,000 people and destroyed crops, roads and infrastructure. The rest of the country was spared but lost a major food source.Nevertheless, a social and economic hurricane is hitting the country now, fueled by avarice and greed, and will continue to hit Haiti for the foreseeable future. It is the new tax code, embodied in the budget that went into effect Oct. 1.Under this code, drivers who want to renew their licenses will have to pay $158 for an income tax report. All Haitians — even those living abroad — who want to use governmental services, such as getting a professional license, a passport, a diploma or school transcript, vaccines and so on, will annually have to pay 10,000 gourdes ($159 at the current exchange rate).The association of public transport drivers and owners called a strike on Sept. 18, which was widely followed in Port-au-Prince, as well as in some major cities outside the capital. Workers used the bus strike as an excuse to stay away from work, making it an undeclared general strike.The representatives of the Protestant churches in Haiti and the head of the council of Voudou practitioners both issued statements opposing this new budget and demanding that Haitian President Jovenel Moïse back down. The Voudou council explicitly supported protests. (Haïti-Liberté, Sept. 20)Moïse went to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 21, giving him a chance to address world leaders from the U.N. podium. He also met with two major world economic leaders: Luis Alberto Moreno, head of the Interamerican Development Bank, and Christine Lagarde, executive director of the International Monetary Fund.While Moïse was in New York, a coalition of groups in the Haitian community called two demonstrations against his new budget and taxes, which also apply to Haitian citizens living in the U.S. The first rally was held the night of Sept. 20 in a Brooklyn church called the Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men. The next day a protest was held in front of the U.N. building. Groups calling this demonstration included Fanmi Lavalas (Lavalas Family) New York, Pitit Desalin (Dessalines Children) of NY, Ayiti Libète (Haïti Liberté), Radyo Pa Nou, SOHD and KAKOLA.When Moïse returned to the Port-au-Prince airport, he decided to march to the National Palace. He had with him cops, a security detail, members of his Bald-Headed Haitian Party (PHTK), as well as a few hundred former soldiers, (One of his pet projects is reconstituting the Haitian army.)As the parade left the airport, it was met with bottles and rocks, so his security team rushed him into a car.A bus operator strike and other protests called for Sept. 28 and 29 were called off, or postponed to Oct. 2 and 3, for a variety of reasons; yet some protests still took place. Forty-nine of Haiti’s 140 city halls closed their doors and went on strike for three days, from Sept. 25 to 28, to protest the new tax code.HaïtiLibre.com reported Oct. 1 that the government had made some concessions and some sections of the bus operators were calling off their strike.The situation is fluid. Traditional trade unions and workers groups with their own grievances, as well as community groups, are very likely to continue pushing to have the new budget/tax code withdrawn.What the U.S. wants above all else in Haiti is stability. As long as Moïse can keep the lid on resistance, keep Haitian labor cheap and keep Haiti’s markets open for U.S. goods like rice, the U.S. will keep supporting his rule.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Attack against the editor of the radio station Echo of Moscow of Samara

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attack against the editor of the radio station Echo of Moscow of Samara News May 28, 2021 Find out more According to information gathered by RSF, Serguei Leibgrad, editor of the radio station Echo of Moscow in Samara ( in the region of Volga) and director of the weekly political satire programme „Metabola” which airs on the independent local television station Terra, was beaten up by unknown persons in front of his home on the night of the 5th of February. The attackers hit the journalist, stole all his documents and declared „ There you are, we’ve had you. Serguei Leibgrad is suffering from contusions on the head but the state of his health is not a cause for worry. The journalist does not rule out the fact that this attack is tied to his professional activities. In the televised program „Metabola”, Serguei Leibgrad was very critical towards the mayor of Samara, Géorgui Limanski, denouncing the lack of transparency concerning the town budget and asserting that the mayor develops populist programmes without being concerned about the real needs of the population. The journalist had also voiced criticism against Alibert Macachov, an ultranationalist ex-deputy of the Douma of Samara. Serguei Leibgrad declared that he had already received threats by telephone calls from Albert Macachov, who called him a „Zionist” and who frequently called during his radio programmes. The inquiry has been opened by the local public prosecutor’s department. Follow the news on Belarus Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information In a letter addressed on the 6th of February to Makhmod Kalimatov, public prosecutor of the state prosecutor’s department of Samara, Reporters sans frontières (RSF, Reporters without Borders) is worried about the attack carried out on the 5th of February against Serguei Leibgrad, editor of the radio station Echo of Moscow of Samara. „We urge you to see to it that the inquiry comes to a conclusion and to keep us informed on the outcome of the investigation that is being lead, declared Robert Ménard, general secretary of the organization. RSF_en “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF sayscenter_img Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News BelarusEurope – Central Asia to go further RSF would like to make a reminder that the radio station , Echo of Moscow, that belongs to the group Media-Most of Vladimir Goussinski, is one of the few and rare Russian medias that are critical towards the government. News News Receive email alertslast_img read more

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This week’s Readers recipe

first_imgWhatsApp Email Advertisement In a new section I hope to run every so often, I’d like you, the reader, foodie, avid cook or novice kitchen hand, to send in your recipe for your favourite dish. Send in your ingredients list, method to cook it and your name for publication. If you have a short note on why it is your favourite dish then include that too.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Our first recipe is for a succulent beef stroganoff from county Limerick based Bridget O’Brien. Bridget says that its important to use a good quality cut of beef and only the fillet will do…. we agree with you there 100 per cent.WHAT YOU NEED:2 tablespoons of olive oil5 fillet steaks, cut into strips Box of mushrooms, quartered2 onions, sliced1 clove of garlic, crushed1 large carton of creamJuice of one lemonI teaspoon of smoked paprikaI teaspoon of Dijon Mustard1 tablespoon of brandySalt and pepper to tasteChopped parsley or chives to finishWHAT TO DOHeat the oil in a frying pan and brown the steak in batches. Transfer sealed meat to a bowl.Add in onions, garlic and mushrooms and cook for five minutes or until slightly browned and add back the meat to the pan.Add the brandy, smoked paprika and Dijon and cook for two minutes on high heat. Add in cream with the lemon juice (cream should have thickened) and bring to the boil.Once boiling, reduce to lowest heat and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by about half. Finish with chopped parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Linkedin Printcenter_img Previous articleNews from the grapevineNext articleSisterhood could have won the day for Kathleen admin Twitter NewsThis week’s Readers recipeBy admin – September 4, 2009 598 Facebooklast_img read more

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Forbearance Activity Up for the First Time in Weeks

first_img Forbearance MBA Weekly 2021-03-02 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Forbearance MBA Weekly Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Forbearance Activity Up for the First Time in Weeks About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Related Articles Forbearance Activity Up for the First Time in Weeks The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago A weekly Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) report that tracks the share of mortgage loans in active forbearance as well as servicer call volumes (because borrowers must call their servicer in order to receive the extension) showed that total loans in forbearance increased by 1 basis point relative to the prior week: from 5.22% to 5.23%.”A small increase in new forbearance requests, coupled with exits decreasing to match a survey low, led to the overall share of loans in forbearance increasing for the first time in five weeks,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s SVP and Chief Economist. “The largest rise in the forbearance share was for portfolio and PLS loans, due to increases for both Ginnie Mae buyouts and other portfolio/PLS loans.”Fratantoni added, “The winter storm that impacted Texas and other states did lead to some temporary disruptions at servicer call centers, but these centers quickly returned to full operations.”Broken down by investor type—The share of Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance increased relative to the prior week: from 7.32% to 7.35%. The share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance remained the same relative to the prior week at 2.97%.The share of other loans (e.g., portfolio and PLS loans) in forbearance increased relative to the prior week: from 8.94% to 9.03%.By stage—15.6% of total loans in forbearance are in the initial forbearance plan stage81.9% are in a forbearance extensionThe remaining 2.5% are forbearance re-entries.Of the cumulative forbearance exits for the period from June 1, 2020, through February 21, 28%, 27.8% represented borrowers who continued to make their monthly payments during their forbearance period, 25.9% resulted in a loan deferral/partial claim, 15.3% resulted in reinstatements, in which past-due amounts are paid back when exiting forbearance, 13.8% represented borrowers who did not make all of their monthly payments and exited forbearance without a loss mitigation plan in place yet, 7.8% resulted in a loan modification or trial loan modification, 7.6% resulted in loans paid off through either a refinance or by selling the home, and the remaining 1.8% resulted in repayment plans, short sales, deed-in-lieus or other reasons. March 2, 2021 1,007 Views  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: HOAs vs. Mortgage Lenders  Next: Single Women’s Increasing Impact on the Housing Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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Explosion at council pump house

first_img Twitter Explosion at council pump house 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook News Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Donegal County Council has confirmed that there was an explosion at a booster pump house in Carrigart on Tuesday.A pressure vessel ruptured, causing damage to the pump house and resulted in the loss of water supply to up to 70 houses in the Gortnabrade area.The Council have said they are taking measures to restore a temporary supply, which is expected to be in place by this afternoon, they are also exploring an option of upgrading the 700 metre pipeline, which would eliminate the need for a pump house.Local Cllr, Noel McBride, said it’s lucky no-one was nearby, as they would have been seriously injured.center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleTragic death of 4 year old near Donegal TownNext articleGardai warn of weekend traffic restrictions News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter By News Highland – June 3, 2011 last_img read more

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