Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited ( Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited is a Mauritian company that has activities in the tourism and leisure sector where the company owns and operates hotels in Mauritius. The company manages hotels such as the Preskil Beach Resort at Pointe Jerome, Mahebourg, Astroea Beach at Pointe D’Esny, Mahébourg, and Solana Beach at Belle Mare, Mauritius. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is headquartered in Curepipe, Mauritius, and operates as a subsidiary of The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Matthew Morgan’s stunning solo try helps Cardiff Blues to quarter finals

first_imgTuesday Jan 24, 2017 Matthew Morgan’s stunning solo try helps Cardiff Blues to quarter finals Cardiff Blues flyer Matthew Morgan scored this stunning solo try against former club Bristol at the weekend, his second of the night, helping his side to a 37-21 in their European Challenge Cup clash at Arms Park.With roughly ten minutes left in the match, Morgan cut the line with an arching run then gassed any hopes of cover defence as he dived over to score a memorable try.Morgan, later named Man of the Match, also helped Sam Warburton to score their fifth try, booking them a quarter final meeting with Gloucester.“It’s always nice to get one up over them and it’s nice to cross the line as well,” he said after tormenting his former club. “They kicked a bit loose to me in the second half which, obviously, I wasn’t complaining about. It just opened up nicely for me. There were a few gaps there.”Coach Danny Wilson said that after putting pressure on kickers, Morgan can do the rest.“He’s electric when he’s got that type of opportunity and I thought he was fantastic in that second half. If you kick loosely to him, his instinct and where to come back was superb. We saw that today and that’s why we’ve got him out there.”Morgan, still just 24, was left out of Wales’ squad for the Six Nations.Challenge Cup Quarter Finals: QF 1: (1) Ospreys v Stade Francais Paris (8)QF 2: (4) Bath Rugby v Brive (5)QF 3: (3) Edinburgh Rugby v La Rochelle (6)QF 4: (2) Gloucester Rugby v Cardiff Blues (7)ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Seabank Cottage / Manalo & White

first_imgCopyAbout this officeManalo & WhiteOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRefurbishmentHousesPublished on July 05, 2010Cite: “Seabank Cottage / Manalo & White” 05 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Seabank Cottage / Manalo & WhiteSave this projectSaveSeabank Cottage / Manalo & White CopyHouses, Refurbishment• Photographs Save this picture!© David Grandorge+ 28 Share “COPY” Architects: Manalo & White Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  David GrandorgeText description provided by the architects. Cley Next The Sea is a small village on the north Norfolk coast. A group of houses faces the hostile North Sea, separated from it by a salt marsh. The condition of this settlement is fragile. Though sea defences have been intermittently upgraded, rising sea levels threaten its existence in the medium term. Barry Till (a former head of Morley College) bought a house here in the 1950s as a holiday home and retreat. The house was formerly two cottages with a shared chimney stack that had been knocked into one. It is now owned by Till’s four children, one of whom, Jeremy, is dean of the school of architecture at the University of Westminster and a well-known architect, writer and thinker. Jeremy Till, along with his siblings and parents, commissioned Manalo & White Architects to undertake its refurbishment. Save this picture!© David GrandorgeRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformThe original brief was direct: there would be little ‘architecture’ in it. Roof timbers plagued by rot were to be replaced; a continuous layer of insulation would be applied to the whole envelope; the ground floor was to be made as resistant and adaptive to the effects of flooding as could be; and the energy use of services would be minimised. Construction should be cheap, and prioritise the use of salvaged materials where possible. Also importantly, a thesis was developed for the re-organisation of the spaces of the building and its material expression. The resulting composition is analogously a boat on a rock. A new highly-insulated timber roof, wall and floor structure sits on a new brick wall that is built inside the existing thick flint walls. A robust tanking membrane and layer of insulation separates the brick from the flint, though they are tied together with straps. The brick walls in the centre that enclose a bathroom are partitions only, allowing for modification if necessary in the building’s future life. Save this picture!© David GrandorgeTill did not want to see the architect’s hand when he saw the space; the detail of the building should be relaxed, even casual. This is evident on entering the large hallway, which the clients think of as a ‘sorting space’. Leading off it are a bathroom, a cupboard, a stair and two bedrooms. The walls, of an inexpensive but textured brick, have been carefully laid with a flush lime mortar. This language of brickwork is extended to a plinth made for the beds and the interior of the bathroom. Here, tiles whose adhesion would be compromised by flood water are replaced by glazed bricks, sourced cheaply as leftovers from another construction site. This material choice is pragmatic but also gives a vital character to this space, augmented by a shaft of light that drops into the open shower from a narrow but highly reflective light tube. Save this picture!© David GrandorgeThe bedrooms relate to the sea and the garden. The stark, exposed quality of their walls is relieved by curtains, fabrics and the inhabitants’ clothes that hang openly on pegs and hangers. This motif acknowledges the temporariness of occupation and is a rejection of the hotel-like quality of closets for something closer to the attitude of a Shaker house. The soffit throughout the ground floor is defined by exposed, oversized timber joists running from front to back and fixed to doubled-up joists coupled with steel that span between the brick walls. The meeting of the joists with the brickwork required a timber wall plate. The awkward junction that results from this deliberately matter-of-fact construction is concealed by a galvanised box section carrying services. It acts as both conduit and cornice. The lighting elements are articulated in a standard aluminium channel that is threaded through the joists and serves to further articulate the ceiling. Save this picture!© David GrandorgeThe tight stair at the centre of the house leads up to the homelier upper floor through a structure that could only be called a hut. This figurative element has an open roof that, allows light from above to illuminate both the stairwell and the larger space it feeds into. Separating the dining and kitchen and living spaces, it is constructed from reclaimed floorboards and contains a toilet and cupboards. The upper floor can be separated from the space below with a sliding door and hatch. When moved these reveal a perfectly ordered broom cupboard. The walls of the living spaces are articulated in cheap spruce plywood that travels the length of the upper storey, fire-treated and finished with a white translucent water-based varnish. The battens that conceal the joints between boards are a cheap solution that allows for movement but also gives a sense of measure and grain to this long space. The end walls and reveals to the large existing dormer windows are constructed from Fermacell board on studwork and finished in a warm clay paint. Save this picture!© David GrandorgeBrian Greathead, principal of Manalo & White, was taught by Jeremy Till at the Bartlett in the mid-1990s. This patronage of a former student displays a sense of generosity and has led to a client/architect relationship characterised by collaboration and improvisation. This has been reinforced by the thoughtfulness and skill of the builder, Mike Walker, who made a significant contribution to the project’s detail. The result might be described as ‘bucolic brutalism’ – architecture that is both robust and pleasurable. The language of austerity is employed humanely and delivered with wit and the scheme is a model of architectural and environmental adaptation to the severity of the natural forces that this site – indeed all global coastlines – might face in the future.Save this picture!© David GrandorgeProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop / Junya IshigamiArticles”Felicity: Change your city, change your life” International CompetitionArticles Share Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2009 Seabank Cottage / Manalo & White ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

Dickies Arena to open doors this week

first_imgTwitter Alexa Hines printDickies Arena, Fort Worth’s new multipurpose arena, is opening its doors Saturday.This new $540 million arena will be home to shows, concerts and the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, but it doesn’t look quite like the typical rodeo arena. Upon entering, visitors are greeted by terrazzo tile work and massive chandeliers. Natural light also floods through the windows. There are four spiral staircases in the building ― two are octagonal and two are oval-shaped — with floor-to-ceiling views.A view from the bottom of one of the spiral staircases.Photo by Alexa Hines“I feel like I am getting dust in Bass Hall,” said Brad Barnes, the president and general manager of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Dickies Arena has multiple plazas. The east Simmons Bank Plaza connects the arena complex on Montgomery Street with the Will Rogers Memorial Center on University Drive.“We really wanted this place to feel connected like a campus,” Barnes said. The plaza offers a complete view of the downtown Fort Worth skyline, a view that won’t change because the Trinity River and the Botanical Gardens are located between the two. All food and beverages in the arena will be cooked and operated in-house; the arena will not partner with a food service provider. Some food options include a pulled pork parfait, a duck confit poutine and a bison slider. Photo by Alexa HinesEach concession location will draw inspiration from a district or location in Fort Worth, said Director of Food and Beverage Julie Margolin. Some examples include Cowtown Fresh-Fare and Cultural District Creations.Since Trail Drive Management Corp, the operating entity that manages the arena, is not-for-profit, all earnings from ticket sales go toward the upkeep of the arena.Once you’re at your seat, you won’t have a bad view of the action. There is not a bad seat and each of them will be cushioned and an individual cup holder.If you miss something on the court, don’t worry. The second-largest rounded video board in the nation will be in the arena — behind Little Caesars Arena in Detroit — with underbelly screens for those seated near the floor.TCU recently announced that it will be a founding and exclusive educational partner of Dickies Arena.Photo by Alexa HinesDickies Arena will seat just under 14,000 for a basketball game, but that number will increase for concerts. While Dickies Arena is not the same size as the American Airlines Center, it does provide more floor seating. This will allow more fans to have an up-close experience and more upper-class tickets to be sold, said Matt Homan, the president and general manager of Trail Drive Management Corp.The inaugural college basketball game in the arena will be Dec. 6 when TCU plays the USC Trojans. Twenty-One Pilots will be the first concert on Nov. 8, but the big headliner is George Strait who will perform on back-to-back nights, Nov. 22-23. 106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball will headline at Dickies Arena Dec. 6, bringing Lizzo, Camilla Cabello, Sam Smith, Charlie Puth, Lauv and Why Don’t We under the same roof. Other confirmed events are the 2020-22 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, the 2020-22 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championships and the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and community open house begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event is free, but guests must register for a tour through Ticketmaster. Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages change ReddIt Linkedin Alexa Hines Facebook Alumnus to reopen local bar Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU will be a founding and educational partner of Dickies Arena.Photo by Alexa Hines Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Alexa Hines ReddIt + posts Alexa Hines Facebook Seniors react to postponing May Commencement Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media Linkedin Twitter Previous articleDutch’s Burrito Bar opens doors this weekNext articleFootball treating Texas like any other opponent Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexa Hines last_img read more

Activist dies in fight with intelligence officials during journalist father’s funeral

first_imgNews June 1, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Activist dies in fight with intelligence officials during journalist father’s funeral February 25, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn Haleh Sahabi, an activist and contributor to the magazine Chashm Andaz (Panorama), died in hospital after being hit hard in the stomach earlier today when she, fellow family members and friends resisted attempts by security officials to stop the funeral of her father, Ezatollah Sahabi, a leading opposition figure and onetime editor of the monthly Iran-é-Farda.“We address our most sincere condolences to the Sahabi family for this double tragedy,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Iran has lost a great defender of freedom of expression and the regime has killed his daughter, an active defender of the families of political prisoners. We will not forget this crime. The two press freedom predators at the head of the Islamic Republic (,37209.html) are responsible for this courageous woman’s death.”“We insist that the authorities shed light on all the circumstances of this murder. Those responsible must be tried and sentenced. The violence that the regime uses against its opponents is appalling. It not only bans all of their activities but also tries to erase them from society and the collective memory.” News RSF_en Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Aged 56, Haleh Sahabi had known the suffering of the families of prisoners of conscience all her life. Since her childhood, her father and other relatives had spent spells in prison under two successive regimes. As her result of her activities in support of the families of political prisoners who had been executed during the 1980s, she became a spokesperson for the victims of political oppression – something the regime could not tolerate.After being summoned and arrested several times, she was sentenced to two years in prison. While still serving this sentence, she had been granted a provisional release because of her father’s serious health problems and hospitalization.Her father helped to found Iran-é-Farda, one of Iran’s first independent newspapers. Published from 1992 to May 2000, when it was closed by the authorities, it was widely read in reformist circles and was very popular with students.A Tehran revolutionary court placed Ezatollah Sahabi in detention on 26 June 2000 for attending an allegedly “anti-Islamic” conference in Berlin the previous April. He was jailed again on a charge of “anti-government propaganda” on 17 December 2000, above all because of a speech he had given at Tehran’s Amir-Kabir Technical University three weeks earlier, and was sentenced to four and a half years in prison on 13 January 2001.After a prison visit in February 2001, his family said it was “shocked” by his physical and mental condition and the fact that he did not even recognize his relatives. He was hospitalized twice while detained, after suffering heart attacks. His sentence was reduced to six months in December 2001 and he was finally released on 2 March 2002.His and his daughter’s deaths leave a void in the pro-democracy movement and fight for freedom of expression in Iran. News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information News IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further Receive email alertslast_img read more

Support for strike by Iranian journalists to protest against crackdown on press

first_img June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa August 7, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support for strike by Iranian journalists to protest against crackdown on press Organisation February 25, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 to go further RSF_en News IranMiddle East – North Africa center_img Receive email alerts News News News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders today announced its full support and solidarity with the one-day strike that hundreds of Iranian journalists are to stage tomorrow to protest against a crackdown in which many of their colleagues have been arrested or summoned for questioning. The strikers will call for the release of the detained journalists and will condemn the unexplained murder of journalist Zahra Kazemi while in custody.Secretary-general Robert Ménard said the announced strike was symptomatic of the discontent within the profession, pointing out that Reporters Without Borders had registered more than 50 cases of journalists being arrested or called in for questioning over a month. A total of 24 journalists were currently in prison and Reporters Without Borders called for their release, he said.”Not a week goes by without their coming under more pressure,” Ménard said. “Any of them can be arrested at any moment under any pretext. How can they work in such conditions? And how can they not be afraid when they know that several of the journalists currently detained are being held by the staff of Tehran public prosecutor Said Mortazavi and Revolutionary Guards in the same centre where Zahra Kazemi received the blows that caused her death?”Reporters Without Borders voiced particular concern about the conditions in which some of these journalists are being held. The wife of Reza Alijani, detained since 14 June, told the ISNA news agency that she did not recognise her husband during her last prison visit because he had lost so much weight. The wife of Taghi Rahmani has received no word of him since his arrest on 14 June. Her requests to visit him have all been turned down, as have the requests made by the wives of several other detained journalists. Follow the news on Iranlast_img read more

Football: Harris, Milliner in Epic Ground Battle; Bishop Diego Holds Off La Salle, 35-21

first_imgHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Subscribe Community News John Harris of Bishop Diego and Amon Milliner of La Salle put on a show for the ages.Harris rushed for 255 and three TD’s, while Milliner scored three TD’s of his own, including 262 yards on the ground.But it was Harris and the Cardinals that came out on top, 35-21, despite 21 fourth-quarter Lancers’ points.Bishop Diego (3-0) of Santa Barbara, took a 21-0 lead into the break, thanks to the Cardinals’ rushing attack and Harris’ 8-yard score with 48 seconds left in the half.Milliner started the comeback in the fourth with a TD run of 72 yards to get the Lancers on the scoreboard.Milliner then scored less than four minutes later with a 2-yard TD run to cut the lead in half.Harris, though, put the game away with a 6-yard TD run with 5:11 to play.Milliner finished the game with 304 yards of total offense, included 42 receiving on 3 catches.But the early 28-point lead was too much to overcome.“We got off to a slow start and went into the locker room to talk about what we needed to fix,” La Salle coach Russell Gordon said. “We made those corrections and it put us back in the ball game, and we played the way we know how.”In all, Harris had 35 carries for the 255 yards and TD runs of 8, 3 and 6 yards. He also caught one pass for 38 yards.“I came out ready to play, feeling good and expecting to get a lot of carries,” Harris said. “We came through, kept with it, and it paid off in the end.”La Salle quarterback Jake Caan was 9 of 18 for 134 yards and was intercepted once.David Gladish completed 5 of 9 passes for 129 yards, including a 60-yard TD strike to Isaiah Veal for the Cardinals.“We played well, but we still have to get better,” Bishop Diego coach Tom Crawford said. “We were inconsistent, but stepped up to the physical play we know we have to when we play a quality team like La Salle.”Looking back on the ground war between Milliner and Harris, Crawford just smiled and said, “between both Harris and (Milliner), I don’t know how many missed tackles there were. They do not go down easily.”Box Score:Bishop Diego: 7-14-0-7-(35)La Salle: 0-0-0-21-(21)Scoring:BD: Isaiah Veal 60 pass from David Gladish at 3:49 1Q (Jack Luckhurst kick)BD: Mark Soracco 8 run at 9:12 2Q (Luckhurst kick)BD: John Harris 8 run at 0:48 2Q (Luckhurst kick)BD: Harris 3run at 11:08 4Q (Luckhurst kick)LS: Amon Milliner 72 run at 10:22 4Q (Johnny Clarizio kick)LS: Milliner 2 run at 6:10 4Q (Clarizio kick)BD: Harris 6 run at 5:11 4Q ( Luckhurst kick)LS: Milliner 21 run at 4:26 4Q (Clarizio kick)Offensive Leaders:Passing: David Gladish (BD) 5 of 9 for 129 yards, 1 TD; Jake Caan (LS) 9 of 18 for 134 yards, 1 INT.Rushing: Amon Milliner (LS) 23 for 262 yards, 3 TD’s; John Harris (BD) 35 for 255 yards 3 TD’s; Mark Soracco (BD) 7 for 35 yards, 1TD.Receiving: Isaiah Veal (BD) 3 catches for 90 yards, 1 TD; Tommy Radle (LS) 4 catches for 53 yards; Amon Milliner (LS) 3 catches for 42 yards. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Sports Football: Harris, Milliner in Epic Ground Battle; Bishop Diego Holds Off La Salle, 35-21 By STEPHEN ACOSTA, Contributing Writer Published on Friday, September 9, 2016 | 11:45 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Finding new uses for abandoned devices

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp Email Advertisement Twitter Previous articlePower Rankings: Limerick Senior Football Championship (Rd 3)Next articleConcern over students and staff with underlying health conditions Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.center_img NewsEducationEnvironmentFinding new uses for abandoned devicesBy Bernie English – September 1, 2020 242 Linkedin Print University you Limerick campus aerialsPhoto: True MediaA PROJECT operated by two University of Limerick academics has shown that almost a third of the phones, laptops and other electronic devices that we abandon could be used with just minor repairs.The TriREUSE project was run by Dr Damian Coughlan and Dr Colin Fitzpatrick of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at University of Limerick.After setting up ten collection events targeting unused laptops, tablets and smartphones, they found that many of the devices brought to recycling stations are, in fact, very repairable.The practice of ditching a device because it stops working as we expect it to is called the ‘closet effect’ because people hang on to a device out of concern about data privacy and other reasons.Said Dr Fitzpatrick, “Electronics also contain a large number of critical raw materials, including rare earth elements which currently don’t emerge from the standard recycling systems and are lost for use.”“Reusing them would not only reduce waste but could help bridge the digital divide by reselling them to buyers on low budgets.”But he emphasised that a new collection system would have to be set up to prevent damage to such items and this would have to be other than the standard collection points offered at recycling centres and electrical shops.Offering a free data-wiping service would encourage more people to pass on their devices while they were still usable.He said there could be a cause for partnering with charity shops as collection points for devices while they are still useable.last_img read more

GSEs Complete 3.1 Million Foreclosure Prevention Actions

first_img About Author: Colin Robins The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 2, 2014 656 Views Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago In a press release issued Wednesday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the FHFA reported that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have completed 3.1 million foreclosure prevention actions since the two companies came under the government’s conservatorship in 2008. Foreclosure prevention actions include actions like loan modifications, refinances, and principal reductions.The actions by the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) have helped more than 2.5 million borrowers stay in their homes, including nearly 1.6 million homeowners who have received permanent loan modifications.During 2013, Fannie and Freddie completed nearly 448,000 foreclosure prevention actions, 99,700 in the fourth quarter alone. The agency noted, “The majority of these allowed troubled borrowers to save their homes.”The FHFA report found that serious delinquencies dropped 7 percent during the fourth quarter of 2013 to the lowest level since the first quarter of 2009. The seriously delinquent rate fell to 2.4 percent.The rate for loans 30-59 days delinquent was 1.7 percent, a slight increase from the previous quarter. Loans delinquent for 60-plus days dropped .1 percent to 2.9 percent from the previous quarter.”Nearly half of all permanent loan modifications in the fourth quarter helped to reduce homeowners’ monthly payments by over 30 percent,” according to the FHFA.In the fourth quarter, approximately 31 percent of homeowners who received permanent loan modifications had portions of their mortgage balance forgiven.Since the beginning of the conservatorship, completed short sales and deeds-in-lieu totaled 552,000. The fourth quarter of 2013 saw more than 20,000 completed short sales and deeds-in-lieu.Foreclosure sales continued a downward trend, posting a 15 percent reduction in the fourth quarter, with foreclosure starts receding 3 percent.  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago GSEs Complete 3.1 Million Foreclosure Prevention Actions Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Loss Mitigation, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/2/2014 Next: Construction Spending Increases in February Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Home Modifications Principal Reductions 2014-04-02 Colin Robins The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / GSEs Complete 3.1 Million Foreclosure Prevention Actions Subscribe Colin Robins is the online editor for He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Home Modifications Principal Reductions Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Streamlined Procedure With Proper Deadlines Needed For Issuance of Degree Certificates, Marksheets Etc: Delhi HC Tells Delhi University

first_imgNews UpdatesStreamlined Procedure With Proper Deadlines Needed For Issuance of Degree Certificates, Marksheets Etc: Delhi HC Tells Delhi University Karan Tripathi7 July 2020 4:18 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has observed that there is a need to have a proper streamlined procedure with proper deadlines being fixed for issuance of the mark sheets, transcripts, degree certificates, etc. by the Delhi University. In light of the said observation, the Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh has directed the Dean of Examination of the Delhi University to suggest a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has observed that there is a need to have a proper streamlined procedure with proper deadlines being fixed for issuance of the mark sheets, transcripts, degree certificates, etc. by the Delhi University. In light of the said observation, the Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh has directed the Dean of Examination of the Delhi University to suggest a proper schedule and timeline for issuance of degree certificates and other related documents as also the respective officers who would be personally responsible for the same. The order has come in a writ petition moved by a Delhi University student who was unable to complete the admission process for a Master’s Programme in Universities abroad due to the non issuance of his undergraduate degree by the Delhi University. The Petitioner has submitted that despite being graduated in 2017, the University has still not provided him with his degree. He further submitted that he was awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship by King’s College London, however, the same could not materialize due to the non-filing of the degree certificate in time. The court was further informed by the Petitioner that one final opportunity is available to him to avail a scholarship from Glasgow University and if the degree certificate is not immediately uploaded by him on the portal, even the said opportunity is likely to be lost. The Delhi University, on the other hand, submitted that the reason for non-issuance of the degree certificate is lack of proper quality paper and that the contract with the printer has also expired. While expressing its dissatisfaction towards the response given by the Delhi University, the court observed that: ‘such an excuse does not justify the non-issuance of the degree certificate for a period of three long years, resulting in irreparable damage to the Petitioner’s further studies. The DU ought to facilitate the process of obtaining degree certificates by students and should, in fact, provide all possible assistance to students who wish to pursue further education and career opportunities. Instead, it is clear from the correspondence on record that the Petitioner’s repeated requests for issuance of his degree certificate has not materialised.’ In light of these facts, the court highlighted that there needs to be a more streamlined process in place for issuance of degrees and certificates so that inconvenience is not caused to the students. As far as this case is concerned, the court directed the counsel appearing for the Delhi University to obtain instructions and make a statement as to in what manner the degree certificate can be given to the Petitioner at the earliest and in any case, before 10th July, 2020. The Petitioner in this case was represented by Advocate Sarthak MaggonClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more