whatsapp Land Secs says demand from blue chips will hold up in 2011 Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition KCS-content Share BRITAIN’S largest real estate investment trust Land Securities yesterday said it expected demand from blue-chip tenants to hold up in 2011. Chief executive Francis Salway said the firm’s plans were “bearing fruit” as he updated the market on trading. “We expect a wider range of buying opportunities in 2011, although current flows of capital into the sector mean that bidding may remain competitive,”he added. “The first quarter of 2011 is likely to see mixed news flow around the consumer and the economy, but we expect occupational demand from large corporates to remain steady.”Salway pointed to City shopping mall One New Change as an indicator of the firm’s success. He said that development was commanding rents in excess of £50 per square foot, a £10 increase on what the firm could have expected in 2009. One New Change has let 51 per cent of its units, with a further 20 per cent in the hands of solicitors, suggesting a tenancy agreement is near. That means the building is practically 80 per cent let. Meanwhile, Land Securities said it planned to start work on a retail development in Scotland due to growing demand.“It is our expectation that we will soon be in a position to start a further retail development at the Atlas Site in Glasgow,” Salway said.In November, Land Securities posted a 6.7 per cent rise in first-half net asset value. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Wednesday 19 January 2011 7:07 pm
First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileThe Group has more than a hundred years of serving Zimbabwe by provision of economic dignity though its strategic business units. We have diverse interests in life assurance, health insurance, short term insurance; short term re-insurance; long term re-insurance; wealth management, property sector, funeral services and microfinance housed under the following subsidiaries; First Mutual Life, First Mutual Health, NicozDiamond Insurance, First Mutual Reinsurance, FMRE Property & Casualty (Botswana), First Mutual Wealth Management, First Mutual Properties, First Mutual Funeral Services and First Mutual Microfinance. First Mutual Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.
Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited is a Mauritian company that has activities in the tourism and leisure sector where the company owns and operates hotels in Mauritius. The company manages hotels such as the Preskil Beach Resort at Pointe Jerome, Mahebourg, Astroea Beach at Pointe D’Esny, Mahébourg, and Solana Beach at Belle Mare, Mauritius. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is headquartered in Curepipe, Mauritius, and operates as a subsidiary of The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Across the U.S., local jails have turned into “debtors’ prisons” as cities and counties imprison poor people who can’t pay fines for traffic violations, minor offenses or “court costs.” Nowhere is this more dramatic than in the Deep South, where imprisoned people are disproportionately young Black people, immigrants, people of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer people. (blackandpink.org)In Alabama, Perry County Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins told a courtroom full of people at an unpaid fines hearing on Sept. 17: “[I]f you do not have any money and don’t want to go to jail, consider giving blood today and bring your receipt back, or the sheriff has enough handcuffs for those who do not have money.” (Equal Justice Initiative)Debra Shoemaker Ford from Shelby County was jailed there for seven weeks with no court hearing. Her crime? She had not paid the monthly fees charged by a private probation company, Judicial Correction Services (JCS). The company, based in Georgia, had provided her bail for a traffic violation. (themarshallproject.org)In Chilton County, retired ill steelworker Richard Garrett was jailed for two years and owed $10,000 simply for traffic and license violations, plus fees and fines accrued over 10 years. (New York Times, July 2, 2012)Free Alabama Movement march at Tutwiler Women’s Prison, August 2014.Photo: Free Alabama MovementJailing someone for debt who is too poor to pay is a civil rights violation under the 1966 U.N. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It is also illegal under the 1982 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Bearden vs. Georgia.But though debtor’s prisons are not allowed de jure — by law — they are on the rise de facto. As part of a prisons-for-profit boom of the last 20 years, “offender-funded” initiatives throughout the U.S. “justice” system have shifted much of the cost for the system to the prisoners themselves. Economically squeezed cities and counties have actively adopted this approach to add to their “revenue stream.”Local governments also augment revenues by contracting with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to arrest and jail undocumented immigrants in order to fulfill quotas to keep “beds filled” at for-profit detention centers run by corporate giants like Corrections Corporation of America and GEO Group. Incarcerated immigrants then incur costs in the local “fee stream.” (grassrootsleadership.org)Predatory companies like Judicial Corrections Services are contracted by local cities and counties to collect fines, restitution and fees from convicted or incarcerated people. Boasting they are “saving taxpayer dollars,” the profit-driven companies hound poor people for all kinds of fees, including jail book-in, public defender application, drug testing, DNA testing, drug rehab, electronic monitoring, as well as jail per diems for pretrial detention, court costs and more. (globalresearch.ca)The private companies charge the local governments nothing; they make their profits by adding extra fees to court defendant bills.The companies are bill collectors with the power to decide if someone goes to jail for not paying. Poor defendants have the right to legal counsel in criminal cases, but not in civil cases — such as indebtedness. That leaves poor defendants at the mercy of profit-hungry companies like JCS.A 2010 study by the Brennan Center for Justice looked at the fee structures in 15 U.S. states with the largest prison populations, including California, Florida and Texas. The study noted the user fees “create new paths to prison for those unable to pay their debts and make it harder to find employment and housing as well as to meet child support obligations.” Criminal-justice debt also affects eligibility for a driver’s license and credit worthiness.Prisoners fight backA national campaign against debtors’ prisons is picking up speed. On Oct. 21 the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against JCS, the city of Biloxi, Miss., its police chief and a municipal judge, charging they operate “a modern-day debtors’ prison … [that] arrests and jails impoverished people in a scheme to generate municipal revenue.”Last January the ACLU filed a similar suit in Georgia against DeKalb County and rapidly reached settlement in March, achieving limited systemic reform. Under this pressure, the day before the ACLU suit was filed in Mississippi, the JCS announced it was ceasing business in Alabama.Militant prisoner actions nationwide preceded these legal challenges and continue to fuel the increasing national struggle against prisons-for-profit and mass incarceration.In 2011 prisoners in California’s Pelican Bay State Prison launched a hunger strike against solitary confinement sentences that routinely lasted over 10 years. By 2013 over 30,000 California prisoners had joined the strike, the largest in history. Under tremendous pressure from prisoners, their families and their communities, Gov. Jerry Brown bowed to a settlement to phase out indefinite solitary confinement.This March mothers in the immigrant Karnes Family Detention Camp in Texas went on a work and hunger strike, demanding to be freed with their children. In June mothers at the Berks County, Pa., Family Detention Camp launched a similar work strike. A federal judge ruled in their favor on Aug. 21, ordering the Obama administration to release all detained mothers and children by Oct. 23. (EndFamilyDentention.com)On Jan. 1, 2014, the Free Alabama Movement announced “a cross-racial collective action … for Human and Civil Rights, in the form of a work stoppage” that spread to the St. Clair County and Elmore County jails. FAM is a grassroots organization founded by men incarcerated in Alabama.The Free Alabama Movement is clear about the basis for their strategy of resistance: “Prisons don’t function without inmate labor. And every day that the prison doesn’t function, the prison profit margin plummets.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Organisation News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News United StatesAmericas August 5, 2019 USA: RSF appoints Dokhi Fassihian as new Executive Director Fassihian brings over fifteen years of experience in the field of human rights, managing multiple organizations over the span of her career, and overseeing extensive advocacy with the US government, European Union, and the United Nations. Most recently, Fassihian served as the Director of the Middle East and North Africa division at Freedom House where she was responsible for the organization’s regional portfolio, strategic direction, and fundraising. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) today announced the appointment of Dokhi Fassihian as the new Executive Director of RSF USA. Fassihian will lead the organization’s mission to protect and defend journalists working both internationally and in the United States and will oversee the operations of the Washington, DC and San Francisco bureaus of RSF. “Dokhi is the perfect choice for this role,” said RSF’s Board Chair Maryam Banikarim. “She is a great leader, has extensive experience in the field of human rights and most importantly she is incredibly passionate and committed to the fight for a free press. We couldn’t be more excited to have her join us to take this organization to the next level.” RSF USA raises awareness, monitors, and takes action to prevent press freedom violations in the United States, Canada, and the English-speaking Caribbean. To achieve this, the organization mobilizes its partners, advocates with the US government and the United Nations, and galvanizes the support of the American people by conducting public campaigns to preserve freedom of the press. Help by sharing this information While at Freedom House, Fassihian oversaw programs that helped free journalists in conflict zones in Yemen, trained Iranian investigative journalists, and designed strategies to combat disinformation and online harassment targeted at Iranians. She led programs to mobilize Jordan’s private sector to champion women’s economic empowerment, advocated against torture in Bahrain, and pressed for an independent investigation into the Khashoggi murder. News United StatesAmericas News Follow the news on United States “At a time when press freedom is under serious attack in the United States, Dokhi Fassihian’s appointment as the Executive Director of RSF USA is more than welcome news,” said RSF’s Secretary General Christophe Deloire. “Dokhi has had enormous success throughout her career in defending fundamental human rights around the world. We have no doubt that in her new role, Dokhi will enable the US team to continue its critical work towards defending press freedom with an agile and innovative approach.” Fassihian has facilitated the work of civil society coalitions on a broad range of human rights situations and has led successful international campaigns at the UN Human Rights Council and UN General Assembly. Before joining Freedom House, Fassihian led the Democracy Coalition Project, where she monitored the state of democracy and human rights around the world and tracked the foreign policies of governments on international human rights priorities. Fassihian led successful strategies to strengthen US support for multilateral human rights promotion through national and international coalition-building, strategic advocacy, and policy analysis. Her campaigns have led to the appointment of a special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, and the defeat of human rights-abusing candidates to the UN Human Rights Council, including Sri Lanka and Belarus. She has also worked on elections, civil rights in the post 9/11 period, and US national security. to go further Fassihian replaces Interim Executive Director Sabine Dolan, who will resume her role as the Director of the RSF Journalism and Technology office in San Francisco. June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says “It’s a privilege to be joining Reporters Without Borders at this critical time in history when press freedom is under unprecedented assault around the world, including in the United States,” Dokhi Fassihian said. “I am honored to be working alongside some of the world’s most passionate advocates defending our right to access the truth and protect democracy. Our mandate is clear. We will work vigorously to defend press freedom at every step and we will work tirelessly to ensure that journalists are able to carry out their work safely.” June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more
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Home / Daily Dose / Existing-Home Sales Down Month-Over-Month, But Up from a Year Ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Existing Home Sales Home Sales NAR National Association of Realtors 2015-02-23 Scott Morgan Print This Post Tagged with: Existing Home Sales Home Sales NAR National Association of Realtors Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Real Estate Investor Acquires Mortgage Servicer for $1.3 Billion Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 2/24/2015 About Author: Scott Morgan Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Existing-Home Sales Down Month-Over-Month, But Up from a Year Ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago There’s good news and bad news for January’s existing-home sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. On the one hand, sales in January, for the fourth straight month, were ahead of the pace of sales a year ago. On the other hand, existing-home sales in all major regions declined last month to their lowest rate in nine months, with the West and Northeast getting the worst of it.The NAR’s latest look at existing-home sales shows that while sales nationally were 3.2 percent higher this January than last, single-family transactions were down almost 5 percent to 4.82 million. This is the lowest since last April’s 4.75 million.Existing-home sales in the West fell the most (7.1 percent), followed by the Northeast, which fell 6 percent in January. The South fell 4.6 percent and the Midwest 2.7 percent. Sales in each region, however, were higher than a year ago ‒‒ particularly the South, which is more than 5 percent up on last year’s sales.Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, blames typical new-year unpredictability for part of the drop. But a bigger factor is the one-two punch of low inventory ‒‒ down a half-percent from a year ago ‒‒ and higher sale prices across the country.”Low housing supply and the ongoing rise in home prices above the pace of inflation appeared to slow sales despite interest rates remaining near historic lows,” Yun said. “Realtors are reporting that low rates are attracting potential buyers, but the lack of new and affordable listings is leading some to delayed decisions.”This rise marks the 35th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains, which Yun said is another bright light amid improving labor markets and the economy in general. Keep in mind, however, that mortgage rates in January were a still-low 3.67 percent, according to Freddie Mac. Yun will withhold final judgment until rates rise and their impact on affordability is fully tested.Restrictions in lending, whether for single-family houses or condos, are a continued bugaboo for industry insiders. NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark. said that the Federal Housing Administration’s overly restrictive approval process limits buyers’ access to condos.”Condominiums offer an affordable option and are the first step to homeownership for many homebuyers,” Polychron said.NAR has been lobbying the FHA to develop more flexible and affordable financing policies for those looking to buy condos. According to NAR’s latest report, existing condo and co-op sales declined 3.5 percent, from 570,000 to 550,000 units from December to January. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 23, 2015 850 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago