BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_imgThursday 16 September 2010 8:07 pm BEST OF THE BROKERS KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com ASHMORESinger rates the fund manager a “buy” and has upgraded its target price to 360p. The broker says Ashmore has made the most of the financial crisis by buying cheap assets, and that its range of new products will boost the firm. It adds that the firm’s performance fees of £82.9m for the year to June 2010 were better than it had been expecting.CPPCanaccord Genuity has downgraded the credit card and identity insurer to a “hold” with a target price of 277p. The broker says the shares have outperformed the market by 19 per cent since March’s flotation, and that expansion remains on track, but the current share price of around 265p suggests sales growth and margins in the low teens. =UNITE GROUPUBS rates the student housing developer and manager a “buy” but has lowered its 12 month target price from 315p to 270p on the back of concerns over government spending on universities. The broker said over capacity costs are likely to lead to an overall loss in 2010, but that earnings per share could rise up to 14p in the longer term. center_img whatsapp Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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GB market contracts following B2 stake cut

first_imgOnline gaming, comprising sports betting, bingo and casino, was the biggest contributor to revenue, accounting for £5.68bn of the total, up 8.1%.  The National Lottery, on the other hand, generated sales of £7.90bn, comprising £5.45bn in retail sales and £2.46bn online. From this it generated gross yield of £3.40bn, up 10.4%.  Email Address 30th November 2020 | By Robin Harrison Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Turning to land-based gambling, and gaming machine revenue dropped 25.6% year-on-year to £2.09bn, after maximum stakes for B2 machines were cut from £100 to £2 in April 2019.  GB market contracts following B2 stake cut The channel’s growth was driven by a strong performance from online sports betting, for which revenue climbed 15.5% to £2.33bn, though it remained the second largest vertical after casino, for which revenue was up 3.7% to £3.18bn. Bingo, meanwhile, saw revenue grow marginally, rising 0.5% to £176.8m.  Bingo halls also reported year-on-year declines in revenue, which fell 5.7% to £636.0m, with casino revenue down 4.0% to £1.02bn. This meant that arcades were the only land-based premises to report growth for the year, with revenue up 8.8% to £477.3m.  This contributed to gross gaming yield (stakes minus payouts) for market declining marginally, falling 0.6% year-on-year to £14.22bn (€15.83bn/$18.97bn). The B2 stake cut contributed to total betting shop revenue falling 26.4% to £2.40bn, which was accompanied by a 7.7% drop in the number of shops open by the end of the year, to 7,681 premises.  This led to yield from the machines plummeting to £12.1m, a 99.0% drop. This was partially offset by growth in revenue for other machine categories, namely B3 machines, for which GGY jumped 39.5% to £1.54bn.  There was more marginal growth B1 machines, with a maximum stake of £5, for which revenue increased to £214.8m, with yield for category B4, C and D terminals all declining.  The lottery vertical, meanwhile, saw growth across both large society lotteries and the National Lottery. Excluding the Camelot-operated lottery, revenue was up 13.3% to £611.6m, though the total generated for good causes dropped 10.7% to £366.8m. Figures from the GB Gambling Commission covering the year to March 31, 2020 reveal that revenue from B2 gaming machines (or fixed odds betting terminals) plummeting after maximum stakes for the devices were cut to £2 in April 2019. Topics: Finance Lottery Sports betting Bingo Land-based casino Online casino Slots Results 2020 Online lottery Retail lottery State monopoly Online sports betting Retail sports betting Tags: Gambling Commission The final 11 days of the reporting period also saw land-based gambling venues closed due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19), and the sporting calendar significantly reduced by the pandemic.  Results 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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Investrust Bank Plc 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgInvestrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileInvestrust Bank Plc is a wholly-owned commercial and retail financial services institution in Zambia, providing products and services in two segments: retail and operations, and wholesale banking. Investrust Bank offers a wide range of transactional accounts, aswell as solutions for wealth building, sole proprietor accounts, club society accounts and farmer accounts. The company offers short- to medium-term finance for project and working capital requirements, contractual and project security through guarantees, bid and performance bonds, and advance payment bonds. Its lease financing division is focused on movable and immovable assets in agriculture, tourism, information technology, transport and mining. Other financial service offerings range from discounting of bills of exchange, invoice discounting and shipment financing to buying and selling government securities, commercial papers trading, and treasury call accounts. Investrust Bank has a national network with 27 branches and 3 agencies located in the major towns and cities of Zambia. Investrust Bank Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in aviation services and support. This includes aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation and aviation training. The company was established in 1979 as the sole ground handler at the newly-commissioned Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Today, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc handles 70% of domestic and foreign airlines operating in Nigeria encompassing 35 airlines at 9 airports across Nigeria. Subsidiary companies include Mainland Cargo Options and Nahco Power Energy and Infrastructure. The Federal Government through Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has a 60% equity stake in the aviation enterprise. The remaining 40% is held by Air France, British Airways, Sabena and Lufthansa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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ISA investors! Here are 2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy in April

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. ISA investors! Here are 2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy in April Times are uncertain and most FTSE 100 shares are volatile. So it helps to remind ourselves why we are investing in the stock market. Most of us aim to build a safe nest egg, especially for retirement, as well as for life emergencies. As many of our readers know, Stocks and Shares ISAs offer tax-efficient benefits. Therefore, despite the short-term choppiness in the market, I’d use my current ISA allowance to buy into shares that may be appropriate for long-term portfolios.Safety in utilitiesMarch has been a month to forget for many investors. However, before you go all-cash in your ISA, I believe there’s one option worth considering, utility stocks. National Grid (LSE: NG) is a multinational electricity and gas utility company headquartered in London.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It’s the owner and operator of much of the UK’s gas and electricity infrastructure. The group also serves consumers in the northeastern US. As millions of people in both countries are confined to their homes and are also working remotely, there is likely to be increased demand for domestic electricity and gas, despite a drop in offices and shops.That would potentially support share prices of most utility stocks, such as NG, making them robust choices for buying in an ISA.In addition, on 19 March the Bank of England (BoE) cut the base interest rate to an all-time low of 0.1%. Many utilities firms tend to carry high levels of debt on their balance sheets. Therefore, lower rates may mean a boost to the bottom lines of these businesses, including National Grid.Year-to-date NG stock is down only about 4.1%. The current price of 937p means a dividend yield of 5.1.%. The shares are expected to go ex-dividend in late May.Bet on defence spendingI regard defence giant BAE Systems (LSE: BA) as another possible addition to an ISA. As one of the largest global defence contractors, the group provides a wide range of products and services for land, air, and naval forces.Its largest operations are in the UK and US. And the business translates into a virtually guaranteed income stream from governments worldwide.In late February, the group announced 2019 results that showed its solid financial position. And management regarded 2019 as the year of “significant progress” for BAE. It also has a strong backlog of orders worth £45.4bn. Earlier in 2020, the group announced two strategic company purchases in the US that are likely to provide extra capabilities in defence electronics and weapon systems. Many analysts welcomed these acquisitions. So far in 2020, BA stock is down about 7.3%. Yet over the past 12 months, it is still up over 15%. Its share price of 516p supports a current dividend yield of 4.3%. And the stock is expected to go ex-dividend in mid-April. ISA deadline is hereMarkets are still reacting negatively to the global pandemic news. But keeping calm now will pay off in the long term.Although several industries are clearly having a difficult time, some others, such as utilities and defence, are likely to hold up better.If you are unsure about selecting individual companies due to increased uncertainty an industry may face, then you could buy into a FTSE 100 tracker fund.Finally a quick reminder that our tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April. So the deadline for individuals to contribute to the previous year’s ISA is April 5. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Monday, 30th March, 2020 | More on: BA NG center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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2 FTSE 250 stocks I’d buy for big returns now

first_img2 FTSE 250 stocks I’d buy for big returns now The FTSE 250 real estate investment trust (REIT) Tritax Big Box (LSE: BBOX) has seen an over 100% increase since the stock market crash last year. After the stock market rally of last November, this may look like no big deal. After all, many shares’ prices have gone back up to pre-pandemic levels. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A financially strong FTSE 250 stockExcept that in this case, it may in fact be a big deal. The BBOX share price did not suddenly rise in the vaccine discovery euphoria. It is actually doing quite well.  As per full-year results for 2020 released yesterday, the warehouser saw a 20% increase in operating profits. Government support has aided the housing market, but property companies have still been dented by the pandemic. Bright prospectsBBOX has managed strong performance nevertheless, because of its niche in logistics. This has been in high demand because of the e-commerce boom. As a firm believer in e-commerce’s potential, I see this alone as reason for me to buy the stock. But there are others too.The company has a positive outlook for 2021 and believes that long-term structural drivers are favourable for it. Growth pickup this year should be positive for consumer demand. There could be greater stability in property markets post-Brexit as well. Despite all that is in its favour, BBOX’s earnings ratio is at around 18 times. It is not low but it is not anywhere close to the highest either. The downsideThe one disappointment that I think could put off investors is its dividends. BBOX reduced the dividend amount last year given the Covid-19 uncertainty, but it has not increased it despite a great set of results for 2020 and a positive outlook as well. An alternate FTSE 250 stockCompanies with far less certainty have done so. One example is the FTSE 250 landscaping products’ provider, Marshalls (LSE: MSLH). Even though it has reported a decline in both revenue and profits for 2020, it has managed to reinstate its dividend, albeit by a small amount. As per my estimates, its dividend yield is at around 0.6% at present. This is possibly based on its positive performance in 2021 so far and its outlook. It reports a 7% increase in sales and 12% increase in order up to February compared to the same time last year. Investors have clearly given Marshalls’s earnings a thumbs-up. It was a big index gainer as its results were released.Risks to MSLHThere is much to like about the stock. It has seen a 45% increase after last year’s lows, but the one challenge here is that its earnings ratio is pretty steep at over 100 times. Property markets are still policy dependent. An untoward change in either appears unlikely, but we have to bear risks in mind when investing. At its current share price levels, MSLH can be particularly vulnerable to any adverse developments. ConclusionI like both stocks, but BBOX appears to be the most attractive from a long-term perspective. MSLH has a strong case for it too, and in any case, I have already bought the FTSE 250 stock. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Manika Premsingh | Friday, 12th March, 2021 | More on: BBOX MSLH See all posts by Manika Premsingh Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Image source: Getty Images. center_img Manika Premsingh owns shares of Marshalls. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tritax Big Box REIT. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surgelast_img read more

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Wind House / suzuki architects

first_img Year:  Projects ArchDaily Photographs:  Kenta Hasegawa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Shinagawa City, Japan “COPY” CopyAbout this officesuzuki architectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookShinagawa CityJapanPublished on February 16, 2020Cite: “Wind House / suzuki architects” 15 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 Wind House / suzuki architectsSave this projectSaveWind House / suzuki architects Japan Q & Architecture, Seiji Ookawa, soso, Hidetaka Nakahara “COPY” Construction Company: Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933794/wind-house-suzuki-architects Clipboard Architect In Charge:suzuki architects, Hisako Yamamura, Kousuke SuzukiCity:Shinagawa CityCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kenta HasegawaRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. This two-generation residence is located in the working-class shitamachi section of Tokyo’s Shinagawa district. The property is surrounded by old wooden homes whose lots are being subdivided as the younger generation takes them over, increasing the density of an already densely developed neighborhood. New structures must meet or exceed the codes for semi-fireproof construction, which regulate the use of wood. The client, however, wanted a home with a “natural” feeling and plenty of wood.Save this picture!© Kenta HasegawaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Kenta HasegawaOur first decision was to adopt a wood-frame construction method with a fireproof building skin so that we could use natural wood finishes on the interior. Next, to draw as many of the breezes that blow down the city streets as possible through the house, we maximized the number of windows in the exterior walls. Every room in the house aside from bathrooms has windows on at least two sides.Save this picture!© Kenta HasegawaAs a result, breezes move not only horizontally through each floor but also three-dimensionally via the stairs; the concept was to use this natural ventilation to create a sense of unity throughout the entire house. Alternating windows with walls allowed us to ensure just the right amount of privacy. The design encourages the residents to leave the windows open, reducing the distance between home life and the surrounding neighborhood and allowing the residents to experience the city as their environment.Save this picture!© Kenta HasegawaSave this picture!Diagram sectionSave this picture!© Kenta HasegawaOver time, we envision life on the inside of the house to gradually become more visible through the many windows, giving the inorganic exterior a friendlier aspect. Our hope is that the rows of windows will give rise to metaphorical cross-ventilation with the changing neighborhood, helping generate the kind of warm relationships that characterize traditional shitamachi areas.Save this picture!© Kenta HasegawaProject gallerySee allShow lessCultural Center of Longfu Building / W StudioSelected ProjectsSEMBA VIETNAM OFFICE / SEMBA VIETNAMSelected Projects Share Wind House / suzuki architects Manufacturers: Panasonic, Toli, Toto, Acor, KMEW, LIIXL, NIPPON STEEL, Sanwacompany Photographs Save this picture!© Kenta Hasegawa+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933794/wind-house-suzuki-architects Clipboard HomeBuilder Architects: suzuki architects Area Area of this architecture project 2018 Structural Design: Area:  129 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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¡Bienvenido a Nueva York, Oscar!

first_imgMiembros de la Diáspora Boricua y muchas personas solidarias con la causa de la liberación puertorriqueña celebran la presencia del ex prisionero político Oscar López Rivera en la Ciudad de Nueva York.La junta directiva del Desfile Nacional Puertorriqueño de Nueva York había seleccionado honrar a López Rivera. Como explican en su página nprdpinc.org, “La intención de integrar a López Rivera en el desfile es para honrar el compromiso y el trabajo duro de miles de personas, puertorriqueños o no – cuyos esfuerzos contribuyeron a la conmutación de su sentencia. Al mismo tiempo, buscamos dar a conocer la historia de Oscar López Rivera, la grave situación colonial en Puerto Rico y las cuestiones de identidad que siguen surgiendo, incluso hoy”.Sin embargo, voces corporativas y colonialistas rápidamente comenzaron a amenazar. Las corporaciones, entre ellas la AT&T, Coca-Cola, los Yankees, JetBlue, Univision y Goya Foods retiraron sus auspicios. Grupos y personas políticas de derecha como el gobernador de NY Andrew M. Cuomo, la policía y los bomberos dijeron que no marcharían. Políticos derechistas puertorriqueños tanto en EUA como en PR también unieron sus voces a esta protesta, incluyendo al actual gobernador de PR Ricardo Roselló quien – incongruentemente – había abogado por la excarcelación de López Rivera.López Rivera escribePara dar fin a la creciente división entre las y los puertorriqueños, López Rivera escribió a la Junta del Desfile rechazando su designación: “En vez de ser homenajeado, estoy otorgando ese honor, como indiqué en una publicación el 1 de junio, “a nuestros pioneros que vinieron a Estados Unidos y abrieron puertas”… “Como también manifesté en el editorial publicado, marcharé en la parada, como un humilde puertorriqueño y abuelo, quien a los 74 años, tras servir 35 años en la cárcel, continúa comprometido a ayudar a levantar consciencia sobre la crisis en Puerto Rico”. (telemundopr.com, 2 de junio)La presencia estelar de este héroe boricua en el desfile ha resaltado lo que realmente se perfila en la nación puertorriqueña: la lucha por la sobrevivencia misma de la puertorriqueñidad frente al inmenso ataque del capitalismo imperialista, representado con más ímpetu en PR por las fuerzas anexionistas a los Estados Unidos. Vuelve a desarrollarse lo que siempre ha existido en PR desde la invasión yanqui en 1898: la confrontación entre el imperialismo y la independencia.Ahora que el pueblo boricua se enfrenta a la asesina embestida de una Junta de Control Fiscal – el verdadero gobierno en PR – que representa los intereses capitalistas estadounidenses impuesta por el mismo Congreso de los Estados Unidos, se intenta amordazar nuevamente las expresiones de liberación.En este aniversario número 60 del Desfile Puertorriqueño de NY – y a los 100 años de la imposición de la nacionalidad estadounidense sobre el pueblo boricua –  hay que recordar los orígenes del desfile.Nació por el esfuerzo de superar el racismo y la xenofobia que experimentaron las y los primeros boricuas que tuvieron que emigrar a NY en los años 50. Para traer un sentido de comunidad y solidaridad patria dentro de esas frías entrañas neoyorquinas.Pero también nos recuerda el autor Nelson Denis en su artículo The Deep Secret of the Puerto Rican Day Parade ( El profundo secreto del Desfile Puertorriqueño) waragainstallpuertoricans.com, que su origen solo fue apenas a un año de haberse derogado la criminal Ley 53 o Ley de la Mordaza en PR. Bajo esta ley se imponían diez años de cárcel a quienes tuvieran una bandera de PR, a quienes cantaran el himno nacional, a quienes dijeran una sola palabra en contra de la tiranía estadounidense. Por nueve años el pueblo boricua vivió bajo esta mordaza que significó el arresto de miles – según el citado artículo fueron arrestadas 3,000 personas en una sola semana, incluyendo niños de 8 años.La presencia de miles de banderas puertorriqueñas en el desfile – y por extensión – el profundo amor a esa bandera de toda persona boricua se remonta tal vez a esta prohibición, consciente o inconscientemente.Hoy, cuando la mayoría del pueblo boricua reside en los Estados Unidos como resultado de la ola migratoria más grande de la historia de PR por la falta de empleos y recursos en el archipiélago.  Ahora, cuando la presencia de Oscar López representa ese afán de unidad, de búsqueda de una solución real a la inmensa crisis social, política y económica del archipiélago boricua, solución que solo podría ser en beneficio del pueblo bajo la independencia como única fórmula de verdadera soberanía, se pretende amordazar las voces libertarias.Joubert-Ceci es redactora de la página Mundo Obrero del semanario Workers World-Mundo Obrero, y miembro del Comité Boricua Filadelfia/Camden.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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RSF refers Myanmar journalist’s arbitrary detention to UN

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has asked the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to look into the case of Aung Kyi Myint, a video-reporter who will begin his fourth month in detention on trumped-up charges in Myanmar’s central Mandalay region tomorrow. RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum to go further Arrested on 15 May while providing live coverage of a demonstration on social networks, Nanda is accused of violence against police and soldiers, supposedly with the help of a stick, although there is no evidence to support this claim. On the contrary, the video he was filming at the time of his arrest shows police officers beating protesters After falling seven places in the past two years, Myanmar is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesInternational bodies ImprisonedInternetUnited NationsJudicial harassment May 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts He was held for a month before being formally charged – probably on the orders of Col. Kyaw Kyaw Min, the Mandalay region’s security and border affairs minister – and he is facing a possible combined sentence of 17 years in prison. August 13, 2019 – Updated on August 14, 2019 RSF refers Myanmar journalist’s arbitrary detention to UN RSF_en International pressure News Help by sharing this information Unfortunately, the Press Council lacks any real independence and simply issued a statement deploring the “inappropriate” nature of the proceedings against him. The absence of any follow-up action underscores the need for international pressure so that Nanda can finally be released. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesInternational bodies ImprisonedInternetUnited NationsJudicial harassment May 12, 2021 Find out more “He is desperate to the point of wanting to start a hunger strike,” RSF was told by Min Din, the editor of Channel Mandalay TV, for which Aung Kyi Myint reports using the name of “Nanda.” Follow the news on Myanmar Nanda will begin his fourth month in detention on 15 August, 2019 (photo : Channel Mandalay / Facebook). News May 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation “We urge the UN Working Group’s investigators to take up this flagrant case of arbitrary detention,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The 500 days that Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo spent in prison were a shocking demonstration of the degree to which Myanmar’s justice system does the arbitrary bidding of the security forces. This is why we must not forget the other Burmese journalists who, like Nanda, are in prison just for doing their job.” US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Video footage shot during the demonstration clearly shows Nanda with a camera in one hand and a mobile phone in the other. At no point is he seen behaving in a hostile manner. On the basis of this evidence, Channel Mandalay TV referred the case to Myanmar’s Press Council, which is supposed to arbitrate complaints involving journalists. News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Newslast_img read more

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Home Prices Move Upward in March

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Black Knight Home Price Index Home Prices Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save May 27, 2014 593 Views About Author: Colin Robins Home / Daily Dose / Home Prices Move Upward in March Sign up for DS News Daily Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. 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. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Black Knight’s Data and Analytics division released its latest Home Price Index (HPI), based on March 2014 residential real estate transactions. The group found that home prices rose 1.0 percent for the month, reflecting a yearly increase of 7.0 percent.The company combines its extensive property and loan-level databases to create a repeat sales analysis of home prices every month for more than 18,500 U.S. ZIP codes. Black Knight’s HPI represents the price of non-distressed sales by accounting for price discounts from REO and short sales.The average home price in March was $235,000, up 7 percent from the previous year’s HPI of $220,000. Since the beginning of the year, home prices have increased by 1.5 percent from $231,000.Home prices in March are 12.8 percent off of the home price peak of $269,000 seen in 2006.Statewide, Michigan and Washington, D.C. led monthly gains, each showing positive increases of 1.6 percent. Washington (1.5 percent), Oregon (1.5 percent), and Illinois (1.5 percent) rounded out the top five for states with the largest increase in home prices.The bottom five states had only one state with a decrease, Connecticut, which fell 0.1 percent for the month. Rhode Island (0.1 percent), Vermont (0.2 percent), New Hampshire (0.3 percent), and Arkansas (0.4 percent) rounded out the bottom five in price gains.By metro, cities with the largest increase in HPI include San Jose, California (2.2 percent); San Francisco, California (2.0 percent); Detroit, Michigan (1.8 percent); Seattle, Washington (1.8 percent); and Grand Rapids, Michigan (1.7 percent).The company noted that seven of the 40 largest metro areas hit new peaks in March, suggesting that perhaps a sluggish first quarter is on its way to rebounding in time for summer. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home Prices Move Upward in March Related Articles Black Knight Home Price Index Home Prices 2014-05-27 Colin Robins Previous: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 5/27/2014 Next: Mortgage Master Opens New Retail Branch Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more

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