The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgThe Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited specialises in growing and cultivating sugarcane amongst other agricultural products. The company has, however, diversified into agro-industry, tourism, IT services and trading. The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Are FTSE mining stocks still a good buy?

first_img See all posts by Toby Aston Though the mining of precious metals is vital for producing jewellery, the mining sector is not an especially glamorous one. Us investors shouldn’t care too much though – as long as we’re making money. When searching for bargain stocks, investors often overlook FTSE mining stocks. Here’s why you might want to consider buying mining stocks:They allow you to hedge your portfolio against inflation and uncertaintyYou may already have a diversified portfolio of well-picked stocks, but if there’s market uncertainty, those shares might lose a lot of value. Gold has – for a long time – been the top pick for inflation hedgers. But I think the miners themselves are likely to benefit even more.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…They can pay healthy dividendsIf you’re looking for a source of income, dividend-paying shares can provide an alternative to the pitiful returns of government bonds. Always research the company first though, to be sure the dividend stream won’t dry up.You can benefit from central bank money printingThe Bank of England, alongside many other central banks, is printing massive quantities of money to keep the economy going. Where is all this new money going? Assets. And when there’s more cash but the same amount of metal, that metal is going to be worth more. Good news for the FTSE mining stocks – and it could be good news for you too.Which FTSE mining stocks are looking good?Centamin is trading at 149p. Its price has fallen since the US released rosy-looking jobs data – suggesting more people were back in work than had been let go. But that doesn’t change the fundamentals. In fact, at this lower price, the dividend yield is even more appetising. Even better, Centamin announced last month that operations in the Egyptian Sukari mine were unaffected by coronavirus. We’ve already seen the shares go past 190p, so there’s great upside potential.Other great FTSE mining stocks include Anglo American, which produces platinum and other metals and minerals needed for industry. It is currently selling around 8.5 times earnings, with a current ratio just under 2. EBITDA has increased consistently since 2015. The company has trimmed the total number of mines it operates and cut costs – yet still managed to increase revenues. These improvements in cost control and productivity, along with better prices have raised profits and cash generation. Debt’s down too, from $12.9bn in 2015 to $4.4bn today. The stock has risen by 36% in the last month though, so it’s not as good a bargain as it was!Copper company KAZ Minerals focuses on large scale, low cost, open pit mining in Kazakhstan, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan. Like Anglo American, KAZ Minerals restructured – and has performed impressively since 2014. Unlike other mining companies, Kaz Minerals focuses primarily on copper mining. Diversification within the mining sector would be beneficial to your portfolio, and this stock could help with its strong focus on a vital industrial metal like copper. Like Centamin, the group’s operations have been largely unaffected by Covid-19. Management are leaving production targets for the full year unchanged. I think all these FTSE mining stocks have potential to keep going up if the economic recovery holds. So have a look, do some digging, and mine yourself some nice profits. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Toby Aston | Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 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. Toby Aston has no positions in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Are FTSE mining stocks still a good buy? 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.last_img read more

ICFM seeks views on training

ICFM seeks views on training What are you training needs as a fundraiser? The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers wants to know. It is about to undertake an audit of its practitioner training to ensure that it is addressing members’ concerns.Contribute your comments to [email protected] 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 8 January 2001 | News Advertisement  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Comic Relief tidies up its e-mail supporters list

first_imgThe charity explains: “If you do, we’ll make sure we keep you in touch with all the latest information, offers and Red Nose celebrity news.”The message adds that all communications include a facility with which to unsubscribe.Comic Relief then points out that “if we don’t hear from you we’ll assume that you don’t want to hear from us so we won’t send you anything else. Promise!”To make it easy to opt in and stay subscribed, the e-mail alert gives two easy opt-in links, one for teachers and one for everyone else.Such a cleansing process is essential both in terms of good practice and data protection adherence. It is particularly important for a charity such as Comic Relief which gears up for its fundraising activities unusually infrequently, every two years.Even if your charity communicates via email more frequently than this, it makes senses to use such data cleansing alerts from time to time, particularly in cases where you have gathered email addresses but not used them quickly, within a week or two. Tagged with: Digital Events Howard Lake | 6 February 2003 | News Comic Relief tidies up its e-mail supporters list AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  28 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Comic Relief has e-mailed its past supporters, asking if they are still willing to receive e-mail messages from the charity.In the run-up to this year’s Comic Relief event, the charity is cleansing and updating its e-mail supporter list.An e-mail sent out today asks: “we just want to double check that you would still like an inside view of this coming Red Nose Day, which takes place on Friday 14 March 2003.” Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Lessons of the Sessions nomination

first_imgProtesters blocked privatizing Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering D.C. public school Feb. 10.Feb. 13 — The Democratic Party’s inability to stop or even slow down the dramatic shift to the right, represented by the accession of Donald Trump and his gang of bigots to head the government, was proven once again when the Senate Democrats failed to react as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked an obscure gag order to shut up Sen. Elizabeth Warren.Warren had been reading into the record a letter written in 1986 by Coretta Scott King, in which the Civil Rights leader excoriated Alabama Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions’ racist history. Sessions at that time was a candidate for a federal judgeship. King had written that Sessions “used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens.”As even more proof of Trump’s own racism, the billionaire realtor nominated Sessions to head the Justice Department. Warren was at the point in King’s letter that showed Sessions was recognized as an open racist and should not be confirmed by the Senate when McConnell gaveled her down.As Warren argued for her right to speak, the other Democrats sat frozen in their seats.They should know betterAll the more liberal of the capitalist media are agreed that the crew Trump has assembled to head the various branches of government will try to turn back the clock on everything from civil rights, women’s rights and workers’ rights to environmental protection and public education. And everyone knows that Trump came nowhere near getting the popular vote, trailing his opponent by almost 3 million votes.The election was certainly no mandate for ripping up the gains won over decades of struggle by progressive mass movements.The people know this. They know that they must act, must go beyond the usual strategies of writing to Congress or sending petitions or letters of protest. They have come out into the streets by the millions to oppose this ultrareactionary gang. The massive, global Women’s March of Jan. 21 was a direct repudiation of the misogyny, crude sexism, racism and scapegoating of immigrants and refugees, particularly Muslims, by this far-right government.The least the Senate Democrats could have done was refuse to sit idly by while their colleague was rudely forced off the podium. In scores of countries, such an affront would have caused an uproar, maybe even some fists to fly. But here, the gavel came down, and business continued as usual. This is how the two-party system works in the U.S., with both parties bowing before the power of Big Money.DeVos, Puzder, Perry: more of the same ilkIn the same week, another appointee who makes a mockery of the institution she is empowered to run breezed through. Betsy DeVos, an enemy of public schools, became head of the Department of Education on Feb. 7. DeVos was never a teacher or even a student in a public school. Her acquaintance with education comes from being a lobbyist for charter schools, which, like privately run prisons, serve the profit motive.Public school systems in many places have already been starved of funds, especially as inner cities lose jobs and population. With DeVos as head, the Education Department is expected to adopt measures that would advantage private charter schools, while squeezing both teachers and students in public schools.Though the DeVos nomination met no effective opposition in Congress, it wasn’t the same in the real world. When the new education secretary tried to enter the Jefferson Middle School Academy in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 10, she was blocked by demonstrators at the school’s entrance. Some held signs reading, “We love our public schools.” CNN reported, “BlackLivesMatter DC, the Black Youth Project and other groups had sent social media messages urging people to protest at the school.”In coming days, other appointees whose task is to undermine the institutions they are appointed to run are expected to be confirmed by the Senate. Particularly odious are Andrew Puzder for labor secretary and former Texas governor Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy.Puzder is CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc., the firm that controls Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast food chains. His credentials to head the Labor Department? Being the boss in a business notorious for its super-exploitation of low-wage workers, many single mothers of color.Perry, Trump’s pick for the Department of Energy, is hated in Texas for his use of the death penalty and for his subservience to the oil and gas industry. The National Institute on Money in State Politics reported in 2011 that Perry, “even before establishing super PACs to rake in unlimited contributions from Texas billionaires in his presidential run, has been one of the best funded politicians in history. Since his 1998 candidacy to be George W. Bush’s lieutenant governor, Perry has raked in $117,091,642 in campaign contributions, with the oil and gas industry the top contributor.”This is what is called government of the billionaires, by the billionaires and for the billionaires.And since the billionaires really run both parties in Congress, don’t expect the fightback to come from there. It must come from those who have no stake in this capitalist system and every reason to resist the hatred and bigotry it fosters to keep us divided.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Cool Jazz and Great Food at Colombo’s

first_imgHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena “Some things in our restaurant are more obvious than others. However, the dedication to excellence and elegance is unmistakably expressed in everything we do. In a restaurant committed to the maximum, that while a good meal is simply food; a great meal is an inspiration!” — Ann Colombo, Owner and Operator of Colombo’sSince 1954, Colombo’s has been serving Los Angeles with prime Italian American cuisine and legendary drinks. But the “Melting Pot of Eagle Rock,” as the restaurant is also known, offers more than just good food and drinks. Every week, Colombo’s features live jazz entertainment from some of the best jazz performers in the area.Tuesdays, discover the music of Tom Armbruster, jazz pianist and vocalist. A graduate of the Duquesne University School of Music, Armbruster has written and released over 50 songs for various projects that include Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog, Ren & Stimpy, and the Rainbow Fish. Currently planning the release of his own CD of original vocal jazz songs, Armbruster is one musician to look out for in the near future.Wednesdays, Jimmy Spencer and Karen Hernandez take on Colombo’s stage to entertain customers with over 30 years of experience playing jazz. A well-matched team of talents, whose chemistry can only be described as “familial,” Jimmy Spencer and Karen Hernandez, seem to read each other’s minds and blend perfectly together. This is must-watch for jazz lovers.Thursdays feature the Rio Fiumara Jazz Quartet. A regular at Colombo’s for about 10 years now, the Quartet plays a variety of old standards in a traditional jazz sense.Sundays, Colombo’s plays host to the Eric Ekstrand Trio. Composed of Eric Ekstrand on piano and vocals, Leslie Baker on bass, and Frank Wilson on drums, the Trio brings a fresh approach to Jazz and Blues, apply new twists to old standards, and add roots to original compositions. The Trio’s music has been described as intriguing and invigorating, without being stuffy or snobbish. In a word: fun!Catch these stellar jazz acts at Colombo’s while you enjoy great tasting Italian American food fare for a night of fun, food, and music that is uniquely Colombo’s.To learn more about Colombo’s, their menu, and its schedule of acts, visit for more information.Colombo’s is located at 1833 Colorado Boulevard, Eagle Rock. You can also call (323) 254-9138 for more information. Top of the 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. Food & Wine Cool Jazz and Great Food at Colombo’s Along with its great food, Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse offers customers more value with every visit with its weekly jazz lineup. By FRANZ A.D. Morales Published on Monday, September 16, 2013 | 12:02 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a commentcenter_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

La Cañada Presbyterian Church Offers a Range of Events for Holy Week

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Faith & Religion News La Cañada Presbyterian Church Offers a Range of Events for Holy Week From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 3:58 pm Subscribe “Let’s Journey Together to Jerusalem” is La Canada Presbyterian Church’s theme for Holy Week this year. The church plans to walk with Jesus, so that each person may find his or her own story in Jesus’ story and experience Easter in a new way.La Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) has a full slate of offerings beginning this Sunday, April 13 – Palm Sunday – and members of the community are warmly invited to all of them.This Sunday, Rev. Dr. Gary Dennis’ sermon title will be “The Praise Before the Storm” at 7:55, 9:25 and 11 a.m. worship services. He will reflect on the Palm Sunday story as told in Luke 19:29-40 and speak about how praise often precedes the resistance we sometimes experience.Also Sunday, a time of prayer and meditation will be offered at 9:30 a.m. in the Cook Prayer Chapel. The session will begin with prayer and a reflection, then a passage will be read, after which participants will have an opportunity to pray and meditate silently on the text. It is an opportunity to engage Scripture in a deeper way and to experience the hidden reality of God.At 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary on Sunday, the LCPC Chancel Choir and Orchestra will present “Absolute Heaven,” a concert showcasing French romantic composers from the late 19th century. Solos will be sung by Lori Stinson, Matthew Thomas and Gregory Geiger. Tickets ($15 general) are available in advance at the church office or at the door.Companions for the Journey will have a special “Visitors’ Evening” on Tuesday, April 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cook Prayer Chapel, and visitors are welcome to engage in a time of quieting the mind and praying the Scriptures in order to listen for God.Lectio Divina in Community, a meditation on Jesus’ Last Supper, will be offered on Thursday, April 17, at 9 a.m. in the Cook Prayer Chapel. This is an ancient Christian discipline of listening to, reflecting on and responding to the Word of God in an open group.Also on April 17, LCPC will hold its Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This reverent, reflective service includes music and a message, and concludes with a walk to the cross.The crucifixion drama “Were You There?” will be presented Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. It will feature LCPC’s Drama Ministry and Praise Band.On Saturday, April 19, “Living in the In-Between Times,” a time of prayer and meditation for Holy Saturday, will be offered from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Cook Prayer Chapel.Also available daily in the church’s NartheX, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, are stations portraying biblical scenes of Jesus’ journey to the cross along with devotional guides.Easter Sunday, April 20, will be greeted at 6:30 a.m. with a Sunrise Service at Hahamongna Park. Three identical worship services will then be presented in the Sanctuary at 7:55, 9:25 and 11 a.m. Dennis will preach on “The So-What of the Resurrection,” using a story about the resurrected Jesus from Luke 24:36-49. During the 9:25 worship hour, there is a family-friendly overflow area in the church’s Fellowship Hall where families are invited to bring young children and snacks and beverages are available.“An empty tomb, as crucial as it is in the story of the resurrection, means nothing by itself,” Dennis said. “Because Jesus has been raised from the dead, our self-serving narcissism that does so much damage in our relationships with God, others and ourselves can be turned around. We no longer have to live like that. We can be forgiven. We can change. That’s the message that we have to share with the world.”La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. For further information, visit or call the church office at (818) 790-6708. 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. 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 Make a comment Community Newscenter_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Landmark building makes way for €50 million development

first_imgLimerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Demolition work underway at the site of the old ESB building on Bishop’s Quay. Photo: Meghann ScullyONE of Limerick city’s landmark buildings went under the wrecker’s ball last weekendThe old ESB building at the corner of Cecil Street and Bishop’s Quay is being demolished to make way for a seven-storey office complex.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The site will incorporate the rear annexe of the former Bord na gCon offices adjacent to Henry Street Garda station and the adjoining coach house.Kirkland Investments is the company behind the €50 million development, which is expected to create around 100 jobs in the construction phase and up to 400 long-term office jobs.The original plan, approved by Limerick City and County Council in 2016, had been for a 14 storey building but the developers reduced the scale of the project after testing the market and finding it too risky to proceed.This development is expected to provide high-spec offices and 44 luxury living spaces, attracting foreign direct investment to Limerick. Advertisement TAGSbusinessLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Twitter Email Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic BusinessNewsLocal NewsLandmark building makes way for €50 million developmentBy Bernie English – June 5, 2020 7102 Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous articleBefriend bees and celebrate biodiversity on World Environment DayNext articleAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 16 | TV representing society? 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. last_img read more

Limerick politician highlights “pervasive and consistent misogyny” after receiving series of…

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleWATCH: Sarah Lavin continues blistering start to season ahead of European Indoor ChampionshipsNext articleOn This Day: Footballers maintain 100% start to 2020 while Ardscoil claim Harty Cup in 2014 David Raleigh Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter LimerickNewsLimerick politician highlights “pervasive and consistent misogyny” after receiving series of messages from maleBy David Raleigh – February 22, 2021 3096 Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Cllr Elisa O’Donovan, Social Democrats. Photo: Cian ReinhardtA Limerick politician has said she feels her political speech is being suppressed by “pervasive and consistent” “misogyny” and that “ignoring it is not working for me anymore”.Independent Councillor Elisa O’Donovan who was first elected to Limerick City and County Council in 2019 as a Social Democrats candidate, before leaving the party in 2020, highlighted how she had received a series of texts from an unidentified male, after she had appeared in a RTE News report, on Sunday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Yesterday I appeared on the news for less than 15 seconds. This “irritated” a man so much that he contacted me on Facebook,” Cllr O’Donovan said.She said that when she “blocked” the man from contacting her through Facebook, she had to “block” on two further occasions after he contacted her, on the WhatsApp messenger service, and again via text message.Cllr O’Donovan said that an RTE journalist had contacted her the previous week about an unrelated news story, but she said she “didn’t respond (because) I knew this is the response I would get”.“For the last year I’ve done everything I can to shrink myself as a politician. I am no longer a party leader in Limerick. I don’t put in any press releases to media. I go to Council and do my work for constituents.”“The misogyny towards me is so pervasive and consistent,” Cllr O’Donovan stated in a post on her Twitter account.“This low value speech on me personally is suppressing my political speech, I am calling it out this year and highlighting it; Ignoring it is not working for me anymore,” she added.When contacted for comment, Cllr O’Donovan said she was happy for her remarks to be highlighted in the media, but that she did not want to add any further comment at this time.Cllr O’Donovan received support from colleagues across political parties, including from former Mayor of Limerick, Fianna Fáil Cllr James Collins, who said he too had “reduced my social media interaction for the same reasons”.“No wonder it is so difficult to encourage people to enter and remain involved in politics,” Cllr Collins added.However, some appeared to disagree with the two elected representatives.Responding to both Cllr O’Donovan and Cllr Collins, @davydublin47 tweeted: “James, it’s not that difficult at all to get people involved in politics so stop with the pity party, there was always odd balls around long before the internet, Use the block button.”Edward Donovan using the Twitter handle @CadoudalChouan replied to Cllr Collins: “Many of the women blame negative comments on misogyny. Yet you too receive negative comments. So it is not only misogyny.”Social Democrat TD, Holly Cairns, tweeted her support for her former party colleague, Cllr O’Donovan, tweeting: “Your political speech is so important to so many people, Elisa, we’re all behind you.”Sinn Fein TD for Galway West/South Mayor, Mairead Farrell, also offered her support, tweeting: “Really sorry to hear that, solidarity.”Labour councillor Elena Secas described it as “totally unacceptable” and tweeted Cllr O’Donovan, “stay strong, you are a great, very hard working councillor”.In response to Cllr O’Donovan’s comments, @Sarahw53899906 tweeted: “Every politician needs to call this out for what it is, only through continually highlighting can we keep this up for discussion and challenge it. Otherwise we can’t hope for higher female representation.”Cllr O’Donovan also posted a series of screenshots of a message conversation between her and the male in which she told him “don’t ever contact me again”.Earlier a message sent to Cllr O’Donovan, read: “U couldn’t have come across any more irritating on rte news if u tried. Well done.”, to which Cllr O’Donovan replied, “Thanks. Being irritating to anonymous men on the internet is my favourite hobby.”Another message from the same sender read: “I’m not the one putting myself in the public eye. Maybe u need to have a good long look at urself.”Cllr O’Donovan, who also works as a Speech and Language Therapist, replied: “You are incredibly rude and I am blocking you. Take a good long hard look at yourself. I’m a political representative not a celebrity.”Cllr O’Donovan also posted messages sen to her which read, “Ur a fool…It’s great u can block people on feb. It’s a lot harder to stop being an idiot. U should audition for the next GoMo add…Don’t work to hard this coming week…Ya might faint…Really, Find something ur good at.”The sender later messages Councillor O’Donovan: “Goodnight. U just annoyed earlier. I apologise.”Cllr O’Donovan said she had previously “reported” other online messages sent to her “but I won’t this time“.“Honestly I’d be at Henry Street (Garda Station) everyday if I had to report all the harassment I get online.”“It’s a culture change we need really,” she added.Cllr O’Donovan said she has experienced misogyny from other politicians: “Yes, it’s endemic in most political parties. It’s why I left party politics. It’s toxic towards women.” Print Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

GSEs Report 4.42M Preventive Actions Since Conservatorship

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Subscribe The Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) released its Foreclosure Prevention Refinance and FPM Report covering January 2020 and found that the GSEs posted 9,108 foreclosure preventions for the month. The GSEs have prevented 4.42 million foreclosure actions since entering conservatorship in September 2008. Regarding these actions, 50% were permanent loan modifications. Specifically, the report noted a total of 5,827 permanent loan modifications during the month of January, causing the total tally to wind up at 2,4 million.The FHFA report also revealed that January posted numerous modifications with principal forbearance—25% of all modifications. As for extend-term only modifications, these accounted for 64% of all loan modifications in January 2020. Short sales and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure experienced a slight uptick in January, rising 30% from the previous month (December 2019) to peak at a total of 442 on record.The GSE’s January 2020 mortgage performance was also showcased in the report, with FHFA revealing a small drop in the serious delinquency rate, lowering from December 2019’s 0.65% to 0.64%. Regarding the GSE’s foreclosures, January 2020 saw a 27% rise in third-party and foreclosure sales, from 2,537 in December to 3,225. Also experiencing an uptick were foreclosure starts, which started at 10,670 in December 2019 and rose to 11,624 in January.The report also highlighted refinancing, revealing that the total refinance volume for January dropped. January saw a decline in mortgage rates, with the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage lowering to 3.62%, down from December 2019’s rate of 3.72%.FHFA also shared that a total of four refinances went through during this period via the High LTV Refinance Option program. After including these recent additions, the report revealed that total refinances made possible thanks to this High LTV Refinance Option brought the current tally to 15 altogether since the program first began. As for the cash-out refinances of January 2020, the percentage stayed steady at 42%, a mark that is lower than the peak that was seen in the latter part of 2018. Andy Beth Miller is an experienced freelance editor and writer. Her main focus is travel writing, and when she is not typing away from her computer at her home in the Hawaiian Islands, she is regularly roaming the world as a digital nomad, and loving every minute of it. She has been published in myriad online and print magazines, is a fan of all things outdoors, and finds life (and all of its business, technological, and cultural facets) fascinating in their constant evolution. She is excited to spectate as the world changes, and have a job that allows her to bring a detailed account of those constant shifts to her readers at home and abroad. Tagged with: FHFA Foreclosure Prevention Previous: Delinquencies Could ‘Jump Significantly’ with Rising Unemployment Next: One-Third of Americans Burdened by Housing Costs Home / Daily Dose / GSEs Report 4.42M Preventive Actions Since Conservatorship The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save FHFA Foreclosure Prevention 2020-04-14 Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago April 14, 2020 1,241 Views About Author: Andy Beth Miller Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago GSEs Report 4.42M Preventive Actions Since Conservatorshiplast_img read more