Speedy Hire to sell loss-making unit

first_imgTuesday 26 April 2011 7:50 pm whatsapp KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald TOOL rental company Speedy Hire plans to sell its loss-making temporary accommodation hiring business to rival Elliott, the UK arm of North American modular building supplier Algeco Scotsman, in a cash deal for £34.9m, in an effort to reduce its debt pile. The company, which had net debt of about £80m on 31 March, said the business made an estimated loss of £4.5m in the year.Speedy’s accommodation hiring business provides a range of temporary accommodation and storage units, which are being used on projects in the UK including Crossrail and the Olympics. The disposal will reduce the company’s borrowings and enable it to focus on higher margin operations, it said. Around 190 people work for the temporary accommodation business, which operates from 14 depots around the country. The disposal will result in a £16m loss on Speedy’s balance sheet. The company said the deal would be completed by 30 April. Tags: NULLcenter_img Speedy Hire to sell loss-making unit whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Prooflast_img read more

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Bryn Evans to captain Exiles against Saracens

first_imgLondon Irish Director of Rugby, Brian Smith said: “It is great to be back to Aviva Premiership action. We’ve got a fantastic squad on board for the 2012/13 season and we are looking forward to the season ahead. This squad is very ambitious and we aim to emulate the deeds of our courageous sevens team that won the JP Morgan sevens title over the summer.”London Irish v SaracensSaturday 1st September, at TwickenhamKick-off: 16:30 Starting XV15. Tom Homer; 14. Topsy Ojo13. Jonathan Joseph; 12. Sailosi Tagicakibau; 11. Marland Yarde 10. Steve Shingler; 9. Tomás O’Leary; 1. Max Lahiff; 2. Scott Lawson; 3. Leo Halavatau; 4. George Skivington; 5. Bryn Evans (C); 6. Jamie Gibson; 7. Ofisa Treviranus; 8. Jon FisherReplacements:16. Brian Blaney; 17. Halani Aulika*; 18. Cai Griffiths; 19. Kieran Low; 20. Declan Danaher; 21. Alex Gray; 22. Shane Geraghty; 23. Jack Moates Captains duties fall to Kiwi born lock Evans (above)New Zealand international, Bryn Evans, will captain London Irish tomorrow afternoon against Saracens in the Aviva Premiership’s London Double Header clash at Twickenham.Evans will form a second row partnership with George Skivington who joined from Leicester Tigers over the summer.Scotland international, Scott Lawson, will start at hooker alongside Max Lahiff and Leo Halavatau with Jon Fisher, Jamie Gibson and Ofisa Treviranus making up the back row.Ireland international, Tomás O’Leary, will partner Steven Shingler at half back with Sailosi Tagicakibau moving from the wing to inside centre in place of injured Joe Ansbro.Jonathan Joseph will partner the Samoan in the centre with Marland Yarde, Topsy Ojo and last season’s Aviva Premiership top point scorer, Tom Homer, making up the back three. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: Irish lock Bryn Evans looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and London Irish at Kingston Park on February 18, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)last_img read more

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In Cuba, center promotes reflection and dialogue

first_imgIn Cuba, center promotes reflection and dialogue The Center for Reflection and Dialogue operates an elder-care program serving some 120 people, providing meals, basic hygiene and laundry services. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS[Episcopal News Service – Cárdenas, Cuba] “If we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem,” reads the sign at the entrance of the Center for Reflection and Dialogue here. It’s a slogan that resonates in the center’s ministry, outreach programs and approach to human and community development.The center and its methodology “serve as a good model for churches across Latin American,” said Dominican Republic Bishop Julio César Holguín, adding that through its programs and outreach, the center works on formation at both the individual and the community level.Holguín led a small delegation to Cuba Feb. 18-25, to attend the Episcopal Church of Cuba’s annual General Synod in Havana. The Feb. 20 visit to the center, which was founded more than 20 years ago, was an opportunity to witness and learn about Cuba’s ecumenical movement.From an inclusive Christian worldview, the center seeks to contribute to the sense of human existence; promote a holistic conception of life and health; promote human dignity; and to develop a culture of peace and community participation with emphasis on the poor, the weak and the marginalized people in society, according to its mission.“I was most impressed by the interplay, the connection between their reflection and practice,” said Diocese of Eastern Michigan Bishop Todd Ousley, adding that their approach to programs and processes are grounded in theologically.The purpose of the center is to promote  interreligious dialogue focused on social integration at the community level, with four goals toward that end:to encourage the recognition of human dignity inspired by the Gospel;to encourage the process of reconciliation, peace and the development of human values;to stimulate community participation and development of the individual; andto promote services for the poor and the sick.Regarding the latter, four of the center’s employees – two women and two men – provide meals, basic hygiene, laundry and other services five days a week to 120 elderly, and HIV-positive citizens.“It’s a hard ministry,” said Rita García Morris, the center’s deputy director. “The people are very poor, living in just a room without a toilet.”In addition to the elder-care program, the center has a library and computer center, offers craft workshops for children and senior citizens, hosts cultural programs for people of all ages, panel discussions on topics ranging from theology and human rights to domestic violence, as well as serving as a place of worship.“[It’s] very impressive – mind, body, spirit, you’re doing it all,” said Ousley during a tour of the center.In the future, the center hopes to provide an elder-care home, where the people it serves can live and receive daily care, and also a shelter from victims of domestic violence, another population the center serves in its outreach ministry.These are “dreams,” said Garcia Morris. “Dreams are for people with faith.”Housed in a former factory, the center began operating in the early 1990s, but it wasn’t until 2011 that the Cuban government granted the center its official license.In addition to its local outreach ministries, the center hosts national and international youth and adult groups, accommodating between 80 and 90 people in its 28 guestrooms. The staff requests that reservations be made three to four months in advance to coordinate the necessary religious visas. The center also offers a wide variety of publications.Holguín served as the interim bishop of the Episcopal Church of Cuba from 2003-4, while also serving the Dominican Republic. In addition to Ousley, he was accompanied by the Rev. Emilio Martin, who is Cuban, and served on the center’s board of directors when he was the priest at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Cárdenas; Bill Kunkle, executive director of the Dominican Development Group; and David Morrow, president of the DDG’s board of directors.The DDG’s board of directors, on which Ousley also serves, met the previous week in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for its annual board meeting following the annual diocesan convention.— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. She traveled with the delegation to Cuba.  Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Anglican Alliance urges use of Freedom Sunday resource against human…

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Aug 13, 2015 Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Anglican Communion, Rector Martinsville, VA Tags 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 Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Peggy Dobbins says: Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Human Trafficking Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL 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 Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Comments (2) Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Peggy Dobbins says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN center_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anglican Alliance urges use of Freedom Sunday resource against human trafficking Comments are closed. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Anglican Alliance] The Freedom Sunday resource promotes a day of worship, prayer and action towards ending human trafficking/modern slavery. Together churches and faith groups have developed resources to raise awareness and mobilise their communities so that they can be united in their response to end the worldwide crime of modern slavery.The Anglican Alliance has been working for the past year with other church denominations and agencies on researching and creating a church resource to hold a day of worship, prayer, study and action on tackling the scandalous issue of human trafficking and modern slavery.There are estimated to be between 21 and 30 million people caught in slavery in the world today – suffering cruel and brutal treatment in every part of the world.The Freedom Sunday resource has been designed for local churches and can be adapted for use in different contexts around the Anglican Communion.Speaking about human trafficking, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said:“Human trafficking is a grave crime against humanity. It is a form of modern day slavery and a profound violation of the intrinsic dignity of human beings. It is intolerable that millions of fellow human beings should be violated in this way, subjected to inhuman exploitation and deprived of their dignity and rights.“This outrage should concern each one of us, because what affects one part of humanity affects us all.“If we are to combat this evil then we must work together to prevent the crime, support the survivors and prosecute the criminals. The knowledge that churches have of their local communities puts them on the frontline in this campaign.“Freedom Sunday provides churches with an opportunity to join together with others around the world in a day of worship, prayer and action on human trafficking. Freedom Sunday challenges us and resources us to take action to prevent the crime of human trafficking in our local and global communities.”The Anglican Alliance is encouraging churches around the Anglican Communion to take part in raising awareness and mobilising their congregations to end human trafficking. This day can be held at any time, but can be linked to the following dates:30 July – World Day against Trafficking in Persons18 October – EU Anti-trafficking Day2 December – International Day for the Abolition of SlaveryThis year on 30 July 2015, events were held around the world to raise awareness and build action to end human trafficking to mark World Day against Trafficking in Persons.The Anglican Archbishop of Brazil, Francisco De Assis Da Silva, released [a] message on 30 July saying:“Brazilian society must be more conscious about this silent and obscure problem, which amasses at least 30 billion dollars in the world, enriching national and international mafias. Children and adults are lured into a world of dreams that becomes a nightmare. Economic and social exploitation submits them to undignifying living conditions and, many times, to death”.He encouraged the local church to commit to raising awareness and taking action against human trafficking:“May our dioceses and churches save some time to gather their members and discuss about it, offering prayers for victims and their families. These actions can be done in partnership with other churches and human rights organizations. If there’s no local network against human trafficking, why not organize parish-based groups?”Also on 30 July and 7 August, the Revd Rachel Carnegie, Co-Executive Director of the Anglican Alliance, ran seminars on tackling modern slavery at the Christian ‘New Wine’ festival in the UK.Rachel shared stories of survivors of modern slavery and highlighted ideas of how local churches can get involved in the global campaign. In practical terms, local churches can:Study the issuePrayPlan a service or community eventTake action by: Knowing their community; Finding out about local services & helplines for assisting victims of slavery; Raising awareness on prevention; Knowing and spotting signs of slavery and reporting this; Campaigning on supply chains to be free of slavery; Supporting anti-trafficking agencies.The participants discussed how they would respond, as individuals and within their local churches, reflecting on the Freedom Sunday materials.Download the Freedom Sunday resources.Check back on the Anglican Alliance website to learn how the Communion has been using the Freedom Sunday resources. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ August 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm I have come to change my mind about who are the criminals who need exposing first and quite a bit of consciousness raising and conscience changing before they are brought to justice.A war on human traffickers will be like the war on drugs. Yes, people seek to get rich, or maybe just make some money, by selling desperate people a way out that often ends up locking them into slavery, and particularly horrible slavery. But as Freedom Day approaches I think of the refugees from Syria denied sanitation or food now being sprayed with fire hoses and gas to control them by Greek police. Who is really responsible for the Syrians’ plight and for the Greeks’? I think it hypocritical to visualize the criminals as brutal heartless low lifes and ignore the rational decisions to protect and maximize the finances of some Episcopalians in good standing. The interest on the Greek debt must be lowered and only God know what any American can do to compensate the human victims of fellow American and British actions to control the price of oil for the last 50 years. Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 August 15, 2015 at 9:26 am Balanced article on trafficked women: https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/sine-plambech/violence-in-safety-of-home-life-in-nigeria-after-selling-sex-in-europe Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Servicelast_img read more

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PFRA and TSI to map cold calling control zones

first_imgPFRA and TSI to map cold calling control zones Howard Lake | 15 June 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.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Individual giving Law / policy PFRA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) have agreed to map Cold Calling Control Zones (CCCZs) throughout the UK and issue ./guidance on how and when they apply to charity fundraising.They are working together after the Institute of Fundraising revised its code of practice on face-to-face fundraising to include new recommendations on fundraising within CCCZs. The revised code says that charity fundraisers should observe CCCZs that are set up in accordance with Trading Standards Institute ./guidance.It also says that fundraisers may enter CCCZs that are not set up according to TSI ./guidance provided they have:• conducted a reputational risk assessment• established a policy on fundraising in CCCZs that has been approved by their trustees.Mick Aldridge, PFRA’s Chief Executive, said: “As the organisation that is tasked with enforcing the code of practice, we need the most up-to-date picture we can get of how many CCCZs exist, where they are, and whether they conform to TSI ./guidance. Doorstep face-to-face fundraising has been increasing over the past two years and we expect this trend to continue. That’s why we are keen to work with the TSI to establish with confidence the limited number of areas where charities ought not fundraise.”TSI’s chief executive Ron Gainsford says: “No cold calling zones are a very important area of work that TSI launched in 2005 – it has since then steadily grown in popularity among consumers who want to have a say on whether they get cold called on their doorstep or not. We are very pleased about the revised code of practice and look forward to continue working with PRFA to achieve a clearer and more uniform relationship between doorstep charity fundraising and NCCZs.”www.pfra.org.uklast_img read more

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Group Says EPA RFS Proposal Runs Counter to President’s Budget

first_imgHere is the excerpt from the White House FY 2015 budget blueprint Americans United for Change called a big win for taxpayers and consumers: Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Mar 4, 2014 Facebook Twitter “Eliminates Unnecessary Fossil Fuel Subsidies. As the Nation continues to pursue clean energy technologies that will support future economic growth, it should not devote scarce resources to subsidizing the use of fossil fuels produced by some of the largest, most profitable companies in the world. That is why the Budget proposes to eliminate unnecessary fossil fuel subsidies that impede investment in clean energy sources and undermine efforts to address the threat of climate change.  In total, the Budget would repeal over $4 billion per year in tax subsidies to oil, gas, and other fossil fuel producers.” SHARE Americans United for Change hailed the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget – highlighting the repeal of more than four-billion dollars a year in tax subsidies to oil, gas and other fossil fuel producers. Americans United for Change Executive Director Caren Benjamin says pointless subsidies for big oil shortchange investment in cleaner burning, cheaper renewable fuels of the future. To be consistent with the President’s budget – Benjamin says the Environmental Protection Agency should reconsider its plan to give a back door subsidy to Big Oil by gutting the Renewable Fuel Standard. Benjamin says that proposal runs counter to the President’s strategy to address climate change by supporting clean energy because a weak RFS means less incentive for innovation in cleaner burning, next generation renewable fuels and guarantees a greater use of fossil fuels. Previous articleThe Positive Side of Big DataNext articleAlumni to Receive Purdue Agriculture’s top Award Gary Truitt SHARE Home Energy Group Says EPA RFS Proposal Runs Counter to President’s Budget Group Says EPA RFS Proposal Runs Counter to President’s Budgetlast_img read more

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Indiana Ag Hoping to Quiz both Governor Candidates at Upcoming Summit

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Ag Hoping to Quiz both Governor Candidates at Upcoming Summit Previous articleWould Vilsack as VP be Good for Ag?Next articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jul 22, 2016 Ag policy summit comingIndiana gubernatorial candidates have been invited to attend the Indiana Ag Policy Summit next week at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. The summit is Wednesday July 27th, one day after Republicans select their candidate. It’s not yet known who that person will be and if he or she can attend, but Joe Steinkamp, president of Indiana Soybean Alliance does know one thing for sure.“John Gregg is confirmed to be at the policy summit,” he told HAT, “and we’re hopefully optimistic that we’ll get a positive from the Republican choice to be on the ticket for the governorship.”Gregg is the Democrat nominee for governor. The summit is hosted by the Indiana Corn Growers Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance Membership and Policy Committee. Joining them for an afternoon panel discussion of ag priorities for the next General Assembly will be the Agribusiness Council of Indiana, Indiana Farm Bureau and Indiana Pork.During the morning governor addresses, Steinkamp hopes to hear their visions for continuing to move agriculture forward in Indiana.Joe Steinkamp“Because we know that agriculture is an important part of Indiana industry and we need a lot of things in Indiana agriculture. We need good roads and bridges. We need good waterways and we need property taxes to continue on the affordable path that we need to farm our farms and so our landlords can continue to pay their real estate taxes and that we can afford to pay the rents so that they can do so. So we need a lot of things and we need our governors to be our leaders and spokesmen on that path.”He’ll also be interested in hearing the vision for Indiana livestock which is an important customer for soybean farmers. The event is open to all farmers and begins at 10:00 AM at 7001 West 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN. For registration information, visit www.indianasoybean.com/indianapolicy. Indiana Ag Hoping to Quiz both Governor Candidates at Upcoming Summitlast_img read more

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Islamic Republic urged to free all detained journalists and online activists

first_imgNews Proposed Iranian law would ban US, British journalists and media Follow the news on Iran to go further April 10, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Islamic Republic urged to free all detained journalists and online activists News June 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News May 10, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa In the wake of Iran’s historic agreement with the United States on its nuclear programme, Reporters Without Borders calls on President Hassan Rouhani to keep another campaign promise – the immediate release of all detained journalists and online activists, many of whom are very ill and are being denied appropriate treatment. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information After the international community hailed the 2 April accord, President Rouhani said on 3 April: “We have had tension and even hostility towards certain countries and we now hope for the end of this tension and hostility (…) The framework agreement envisages new cooperation with the world.”“An agreement with the international community on nuclear issues and the lifting of sanctions was one of Rouhani’s main promises during his election campaign, but he also repeatedly promised the release of prisoners of conscience, including journalists and online activists, and he has yet to keep this pledge,” said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran-Afghanistan desk.“President Rouhani, we call for the immediate and unconditional release of all imprisoned journalists and Internet activists. The ‘cooperation’ you refer to needs above all unconditional cooperation with the United Nations and compliance with your international obligations, especially the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a party. It is vital that you request the unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience in Iran.”Iran continues to be one of the world’s five biggest prisons for news and information providers, with a total of 46 journalists and Internet activists currently detained. Arrested arbitrarily, convicted in unfair trials and held in inhuman and degrading conditions, many of these detainees are in danger.Reporters Without Borders is especially concerned about the health of these journalists and online activists: Atena Ferghdani, who is awaiting trial, Said Razavi Faghih, who was sentenced to a year in prison and should have been freed in mid-March, Masoud Bastani, who has been held since July 2008 and who was sentenced to a total of six years in prison, Hossien Ronaghi Malki, who was arrested in 2010 and was sentenced to a total of 17 years in prison, and Saraj Mirdamadi, who has been held since March 2013 and is serving a three-year jail term.Bastani and Malki should have been released months ago under article 134 of the new Islamic penal code (as amended in 2013), which says that defendants who are given more than one sentence should serve only the main one.After visiting Rajaishahr prison on 1 March, health minister Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi said: “This prison is holding twice as many detainees as its capacity permits and cannot guarantee the required hygiene and health conditions (…) This is the first time I have come to this prison and the situation is really bad. People should not commit crimes, or else they will be incarcerated in this prison and will get ill and have lots of problems.”The minister was referring to conditions in what is one of Iran’s worst prisons in terms of cases of torture, rape and murder. Its official capacity is 1,100 inmates but it is currently holding more than 5,000 detainees, including around 100 prisoners of conscience, of whom 20 are journalists or online activists. This prison has been criticized in several reports including the UN Secretary-General’s report of 12 August 2014 on the human rights situation in Iran. Organisation News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to electionlast_img read more

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Concern about motives for dismissing director of popular current affairs programme

first_img Organisation December 2, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts LatviaEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU LatviaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced support today for investigative TV journalist Arta Giga following her dismissal as director of state-owned LTV’s extremely popular weekly current affairs programme “De Facto”, which has on several occasions exposed abuse of authority and corruption by politicians.The LTV management announced on 11 June that she was being removed for breaking two rules – overrunning the scheduled programme length by several minutes and using a swearword. She has been offered a less important post.“We are very disturbed by this transfer,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is a disproportionate response to minor offences, one that seems to reflect an underlying desire to restrict investigative journalists’ access to popular programmes.”Giga has appealed against her removal but has received no response from the LTV management. Criticism of LTV’s news department began in February 2006, after the announcement of a restructuring by one of the station’s directors, Edgar Kots.Giga’s situation is not unique. Last year, Gundars Reders was removed as head of the news department, despite getting high ratings, and was appointed LTV’s Brussels correspondent. Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union to go furthercenter_img News Follow the news on Latvia June 2, 2021 Find out more News News June 26, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about motives for dismissing director of popular current affairs programme RSF_en RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive November 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Ocwen Reaches Settlement In HAMP, FHA Suits

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago FHA HAMP Mortgage Servicers Ocwen Settlements 2016-06-24 Brian Honea Ocwen Reaches Settlement In HAMP, FHA Suits Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Atlanta-based mortgage servicing firm Ocwen Financial disclosed that it has agreed to pay $30 million to “in order to avoid the uncertain outcome of two trials” revolving around a pair of lawsuits that accused the company of falsely certifying its compliance with federal mortgage programs.The cases, known as the Fisher Cases because of whistleblower Michael Fisher, revolve around accusations stemming from 2012 that Ocwen lied to the Federal Housing Administration about its compliance with Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP, rules, as well as FHA insurance programs.According to Ocwen’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 22, those suits sought damages intended to triple the total HAMP and FHA payments made on Ocwen-serviced loans, or roughly $5,500 to $11,000 per alleged false claim. Ocwen’s defense, according to the filing, was an assertion that it had “sound legal and factual defenses” to the allegations.Ocwen, however, announced that it would instead settle by paying $15 million to the Unted States (which made the HAMP and FHA payments on the Ocwen-serviced loans) and another $15 million for “private citizens’ attorneys’ fees costs.” As part of the settlement, the company will not admit to any liability or wrongdoing for the alleged actions.According to the SEC filing, the Department of Justice agreed to seek final approval for the settlement.“We have accrued $30 million with respect to the settlement in principle because we believe this amount is both probable and reasonably estimable based on current information,” Ocwen wrote in its SEC filing, adding, “There can be no assurance that the settlement in principle will be finalized and approved by the United States and the Court.”In the event the settlement in principle is not ultimately finalized and approved by the Department of Justice, the Fisher Cases would continue and “we would vigorously defend the allegations made against Ocwen,” the company wrote.Ocwen spokesperson John Lovallo issued the following statement: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement in principle to resolve these two cases. Even though we have solid legal and factual defenses, we decided to settle to avoid prolonged and distracting litigation and the associated legal costs. Ocwen believes the proposed settlement is in the best interests of the company, its borrowers, employees and shareholders. We look forward to returning our full focus to what we do best—helping homeowners stay in their homes.” Tagged with: FHA HAMP Mortgage Servicers Ocwen Settlements Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: How Will Brexit Affect American Markets? Next: New York Takes Aim at Zombie Properties Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 24, 2016 1,856 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ocwen Reaches Settlement In HAMP, FHA Suits The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

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