Full House returns to profit despite Covid-19 impact in 2020

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Land-based casino Full year results 2020 Q4 results 2020 Results 2020 Full House saw revenue fall in almost all areas of its business as casinos had to close in line with state Covid-19 regulations, and since reopening, have been limited to the number of customers they can permit inside. Revenue at the Rising Star Casino Resort in Indiana was down 32.0% to $45.6m, due to a three-month period of closure, while Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Colorado, which also closed for three months, saw revenue fall 26.2% to $20.3m. Read the full story on iGB North America. Revenue for the 12 months to December 31 amounted to $125.6m, down 25.1% from $165.4m in the previous year. US land-based casino operator Full House Resorts has revealed that despite its properties having been impacted by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) closures and restrictions in 2020, it was able to post a net profit for the year. Full year results 2020 Casino revenue fell 19.9% to $90.8m, while food and beverage revenue dropped 43.6% to $19.8m and hotel revenue 35.7% to $7.4m. Full House returns to profit despite Covid-19 impact in 2020center_img Regions: US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Breaking down the performance of each property, the Silver Slipper Casino and Hotel in Mississippi saw revenue fall 14.6% to $62.5m, after being closed for two months in the spring. Tags: Full House Resorts Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 9th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcherlast_img read more

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 MUM vs HAR Report: MI’s Suryakumar Yadav…

first_imgAtharva Vinod Ankolekarct J J Yadav b R K Tewatia3725148.0013 S R ChauhanNot Out2624108.3320 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 MUM vs HAR Report: MI’s Suryakumar Yadav flops as Mumbai loses to Haryana by 8 wickets Aditya Tare Wct Y R Sharma b Arun Chaprana88100.0010 Surya Cb Yuzvendra Chahal02000 BOWLERODOTSRWECON Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Mumbai Innings (Run Rate: 7.33) C K Bishnoict Aditya Tare b Arjun Tendulkar4944.4400 EXTRAS(nb 0, w 2, b 0, lb 0, pen 0)2 Football Football Shivam Dubeb J J Yadav09000 S N Khanct S R Chauhan b Arun Chaprana303390.9121 S Z Mulanict R K Tewatia b J J Yadav02000 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoSyed Mushtaq Ali T20 MUM vs HAR LIVE Score: https://www.insidesport.co/sport-matches/?field=entity_cricket&id=46768&widget=match_center Football Dhawal Kulkarnict R K Tewatia b Arun Chaprana136216.6730 WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start- Tea Break; NZ 36/0 (21 ovs)- Follow Live Updates EXTRAS(nb 0, w 5, b 0, lb 7, pen 0)12 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 MUM vs HAR Report: MI’s Suryakumar Yadav flops as Mumbai loses to Haryana by 8 wickets: Batting first, Mumbai were bundled out for just 143 runs in 19.3 overs in what can be considered as a brilliant display of bowling from Haryana. Skipper Suryakumar Yadav’s poor run of form in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy continued as he was dismissed for a duck by Yuzvendra Chahal.Chasing the target, Haryana’s Himanshu Rana scored a superb 75 of 53 balls. He got the perfect support from Shivam Chauhan who made 45 of 37 deliveries. Both the batsmen remained unbeaten throughout their innings and guided their team to victory in 17.4 overs. Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Mohit Sharma C41041010.25 By Kunal Dhyani – January 15, 2021 Arjun Tendulkar3634111.33 Akash PRun Out S R Chauhan8988.8910 Formula 1 S D Ladb J J Yadav02000 BOWLERODOTSRWECON BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Arun Chapranact Aditya Tare b S Z Mulani197271.4331 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Arun Chaprana3.3122236.29 FALL OF WICKETS1-23 (Arun Chaprana, 2.3 ov) ,2-27 (C K Bishnoi, 3.1 ov) Facebook Twitter R K Tewatia472115.25 Yuzvendra Chahal4143017.50 Dhawal Kulkarni271105.50 FALL OF WICKETS1-37 (Aditya Tare, 3.6 ov) ,2-45 (Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal, 4.5 ov) ,3-45 (Surya, 5.2 ov) ,4-49 (S D Lad, 6.1 ov) ,5-56 (Shivam Dube, 8.2 ov) ,6-56 (S Z Mulani, 8.4 ov) ,7-104 (Atharva Vinod Ankolekar, 15.2 ov) ,8-127 (S N Khan, 17.5 ov) ,9-143 (Dhawal Kulkarni, 19.1 ov) ,10-143 (Akash P , 19.3 ov) Football Cricket TAGSMUM vs HARMUM vs HAR Dream11 PredictionMumbai vs Haryana Fantasy TipsMumbai vs Haryana LIVEMumbai vs Haryana Playing XISyed Mushtaq Ali T20 Mumbai vs Haryana LIVESyed Mushtaq Ali T20 Mumbai vs Haryana LIVE: Catch MUM vs HAR Live action on Insidesport @ 12 PM SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ATP Tour WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Cricket CricketSportSport NewsSyed Mushtaq Ali T20 Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswalct Yuzvendra Chahal b J J Yadav3521166.6761 Arjun TendulkarNot Out00000 Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Cricket S Z Mulani3731110.33 BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers H J RanaNot Out4838126.3271 TOTAL(2 wickets; 13 overs)99 Football YET TO BAT:Yuzvendra Chahal ,J J Yadav ,R K Tewatia ,Mohit Sharma ,R P Sharma ,S P Kumar ,Y R Sharma BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S Haryana Innings (Run Rate: 7.62) J J Yadav4162245.50 F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TOTAL(All out; 19.3 overs)143 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Atharva Vinod Ankolekar4131604.00 Previous articleInd vs Aus 4th Test – At Stumps: Debutants Natarajan and Sundar shine as Australia score 274/5 courtesy Labuschagne tonNext articleInd vs Aus 4th Test: Marnus Labuschagne disappointed after ‘failing to continue’ following historic century Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal13707.00 Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your countrylast_img read more

Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgNigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileNigerian-German Chemicals Plc manufactures and sells a range of specialty industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals for the household, industrial and agricultural sectors in Nigeria. The company provides agrochemicals which includes herbicides, fungicides and insecticides; household consumer products include disinfectants, insecticides, detergents, bleaches, personal care products, hygiene products and air fresheners; veterinary/animal healthcare products include anthelmintics, ecto-parasite remedies, anti-infectives, anti-rabies vaccines and feed additives; oil and gas products include demulsifiers, flow improvers, biocides, corrosion inhibitors, flocculants, wax inhibitors and scale inhibitors. Established in 1963 and formerly known as Hoechst Products Nigeria Limited, the company changed its Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc in 1995. Its head offices is in Ota, Nigeria. Nigerian-German Chemicals Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

RHT Holding Ltd (RHT.mu) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgRHT Holding Ltd (RHT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about RHT Holding Ltd (RHT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RHT Holding Ltd (RHT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RHT Holding Ltd (RHT.mu)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRHT Holding Limited provides public transport services in Mauritius. The company has since diversified its service provision into real estate and property services as well as computer and general technological property services. RHT Holding Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development Enterprise Market.last_img read more

Chattanooga Street Duplex / Zack | de Vito

first_imgPhotographs:  Massimiliano BozonellaText description provided by the architects. This project is a modern, urban two-unit townhouse designed by Zack | de Vito. Its construction consists of a 3-story wood frame structure over a concrete basement/garage. The site is a typical San Francisco lot, 26′ x 115′, with a moderate to steep upslope. The project was undertaken as a design build project with the Architect also being the owner and the general contractor. The North unit is the owner/architect’s home, and the South unit was sold. The design/build/develop strategy allowed the owners to build a new, modern home in the almost inaccessibly expensive Bay area housing market. The design build strategy also allowed an extraordianry amount of design freedom during construction, with details being worked out continuously through construction.Save this picture!© Massimiliano BozonellaProject description, images and drawings after the break. Save this picture!© Massimiliano BozonellaThe program was for two townhouses consisting of side-by-side units, three floors over a basement/garage. Each unit has a two car, tandem garage and a mechanical/storage room. Unit A is +/- 2,530 sqf, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a family room and an entry/den, and an open plan Kitchen/Living/Dining Room, which opens out to a terraced rear yard. Unit B is 1,800 sqf, and has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a full floor, open plan Kitchen/Living/Dining Room. Both units also have a front deck over the garage. Each unit has a dramatic, central stair connecting all of the levels. Save this picture!© Massimiliano BozonellaThere were three primary goals for the project: First, to design an obviously modern building, but one that was also sensitive to the predominantly Victorian character of the neighborhood. Second, the intent was to design two units that had equal access to the natural amenities of the site – light, air and views, as well has to have a clear, diagrammatically simple plan, but be spatially dynamic. Third, as a design/build project, the goal was to take advantage of the extra-ordinary control this process allows, and be expressive in the use of materials, detail and craft. Save this picture!PlanWhile being clearly modern, the building has similar scale, massing and materials as its 100-year-old neighbors. Its form is clearly of its time, but it also uses time-honored elements such as a bay window and the front garages with decks above. Materials are also familiar, but used in a more contemporary, expressive manor. Save this picture!PlanThe most distinctive characteristic of the project though is its plan and spatial configuration. To allow side by side townhouses, a center dividing wall, angled from front to back, creates trapezoidal spaces, one end wide, one narrow. The program was then adapted to best use the large and small ends of the space where appropriate. The space is then divided in plan by a dramatic central stair, which allowed for changes in section, with some rooms taller than others. The dynamic plan and section create lively, clearly organized and interesting spaces. Save this picture!PlanThe center stair epitomizes the attention to craft and detail. It is fabricated from water jet cut steel plate and precision cut, sanded acrylic. It is a collection of pre-fabricated parts, assembled on site by our own crew of craftsmen. It is structurally daring and the translucent steps and minimal structure flood all four levels with light. The fabrication techniques take advantage of new technologies, while still allowing for the craft of the worker to be expressed.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessBiomass Power Station / Hinton Cook ArchitectsArticlesBeton Hala Waterfront Center CompetitionArticlesProject locationAddress:1645 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyResidential Architecture•San Francisco, United States Chattanooga Street Duplex / Zack | de VitoSave this projectSaveChattanooga Street Duplex / Zack | de Vito Photographs Chattanooga Street Duplex / Zack | de Vito CopyAbout this officeZack | de VitoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSan FranciscoHousesUnited StatesPublished on March 03, 2011Cite: “Chattanooga Street Duplex / Zack | de Vito” 03 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave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 Save this picture!© Massimiliano Bozonella+ 10 Share United States ArchDaily Year:  Residential Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/116480/chattanooga-street-duplex-zack-de-vito Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/116480/chattanooga-street-duplex-zack-de-vito Clipboard 2004 Projects Area:  5550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Zack | de Vito Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

Kino House / Le Atelier

first_imgManufacturers: Hansgrohe, Aran Cucine, MARAZZI, BHS, Deep House Projects CopyAbout this officeLe AtelierOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMoscow OblastRussiaPublished on November 29, 2018Cite: “Kino House / Le Atelier” 29 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore 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 Kino House / Le Atelier Architects: Le Atelier Area Area of this architecture project Sergey Kolchin Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906708/kino-house-le-atelier Clipboard Lead Architect: Save this picture!© Ilya Ivanov+ 63Curated by María Francisca González Share Houses Korea, Republic of Year:  Kino House / Le AtelierSave this projectSaveKino House / Le Atelier ArchDaily Photographs:  Ilya Ivanov Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906708/kino-house-le-atelier Clipboard “COPY” Other Participants:Anton Arhipov, Nadezhda TorshinaCity:Moscow OblastCountry:Korea, Republic ofMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ilya IvanovRecommended ProductsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. House surrounded by the age-old pines is built on a steep slope. From the very beginning decision to interfere with nature in minimum was made: not to fell trees, dig too far into the hillside, make rest areas right on the site, therefore, the form of the house is based on the trees located on the site.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Ilya IvanovRooms in the house are located on three semi-levels spaced at intervals of 1800 mm. The entrance of the house is on the middle level, when you get into the house you find yourself in the hall with a 5 m height ceiling in the center of which ‘black column’ is placed – central interior element almost in all rooms. Nursery rooms, lavatories and utility services rooms are located on the same level. Nursery rooms have large windows with a forest view.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovBedroom with a nook window and the king-size bed is located on the semi-level down. Cloakroom and bathroom are located in the ‘black column’. Cloakroom with a fireplace at the corner and the breathtaking view over the forest is located over the bedroom, semi-level higher than the entrance. Kitchen with a perfect view over the entrance hall is located in the ‘black column’.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe large balcony is made above the bedrooms for minimization of interfering with nature – main rest area in warm weather. You can get into the balcony from all three levels of the house walking up the circular stairs reaching the ground-level. House is hardly visible from the road and one can see it full-size only from the forest-side. That is exactly where the composition of two constructions – angular black and smooth light – is visible.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovSave this picture!Section 1Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovProject gallerySee allShow lessExpert Conference on “Re-Materializing Construction”ArticlesMenchuks Apartment / Hrystia Koliasa ArchitectureSelected Projects Share 2018 “COPY” Area:  370 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Moscow Oblast, Korea, Republic oflast_img read more

TCU expects $90 million shortfall to budget

first_imgReddIt Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printThe fallout from COVID-19 is causing a $90 million shortfall in TCU’s operating budget.Chancellor Victor Boschini outlined the university’s position Wednesday in an email to faculty and staff. The shortfall, about 16% of the university’s $558 million budget, results from a “slight decrease” in enrollment, increases in financial aid for online classes and need-based aid, and changes to athletic programs with lower anticipated revenues, Boschini wrote. The official enrollment level will be determined the 12th day of class. Boschini explained that if the pandemic causes “significant decreases in campus-wide activity,” there could be changes such as modified schedules, furloughs or reductions in full-time positions. Some of those reductions could be included in the Phased Teaching Load incentive program for faculty and the Voluntary Incentivized Retirement Program (VIRP) for staff. Those who are eligible for the VIRP are able to take an early retirement in exchange for a lump sum benefit. So far, TCU has identified cost reductions totaling $58 million in employee benefit changes, a freezing of open positions, a deferral of merit increases and decreases in costs, especially related to travel, food and shuttle services. This leaves $7 million for the vice chancellors to find as offsets to the increased financial aid.Of the $90 million shortfall, $65 million, or 12% of the operating budget, is expected to become a permanent cut in the budget in fiscal year 2022. This is meant to make the university more affordable, come closer to matching the financial aid resources of its aspirant schools and enroll a more diverse student body, Boschini wrote.“We can expect that lower tuition increases coupled with increased financial aid offerings will continue as a part of our new normal,” he wrote. In addition, the university is making these changes to prepare for an “enrollment cliff” in 2026 stemming from the “baby bust” associated with the 2008 financial crisis. In November 2019, the Board of Trustees tasked the university to fulfill the following goals over the next three years: Increase financial aid to become competitive with the country’s best schools in attracting top-performing students and a more diverse student population; Bring down tuition increases, which have spanned from 4.8% to 8% over the past 10 years, to 3% or lower;Keep the 14-to-1 student ratio in accordance with its plan for responsible enrollment growth; Build the endowment to $3 billion, with a focus on raising scholarship funds; Examine academic programs, investing in the ones with the greatest potential effect and exploring new ones that generate revenue; Emphasize long-term financial sustainability by reducing debt and reallocating resources to strengthen TCU and expand its reach.“Now, we focus squarely on the future, knowing that the tough decisions and actions we take this year will determine our ability to be one of the top American institutions that come through these tumultuous times even better positioned for long-term success,” Boschini wrote. Twitter Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ ReddIt Linkedin Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Previous articleBig 12 to continue with fall athleticsNext articleProfessor dies of complications related to COVID-19 Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Renee Umsted Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students Facebook Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year Though students are returning to campus for the fall semester, many of them will be taking discounted online classes. (Photo by Heesoo Yang.) + posts last_img read more

Renewed crackdown on foreign media

first_img Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s decision to expel Tehran-based journalist Ángeles Espinosa, the correspondent of the Spanish daily El País. The authorities cancelled her residence permit on 10 October and gave her two weeks to leave Iran, where she has been an accredited journalist for the past five years. No explanation was given.Espinosa’s press card was withdrawn when she was arrested in Qom in July after interviewing Ahmad Montazeri, the son of Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, a leading reformist cleric who died in December 2009. The Foreign Press Bureau told her at the time she would be able to recover it when she returned from her summer vacation.Instead, her passport was also confiscated last month, following her return from her vacation. When it was given back to her on 10 October, the residence permit stamp had been cancelled. The International Committee against Stoning has meanwhile reported that two German journalists were arrested on 10 October while interviewing the son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a woman whose death sentence by stoning for adultery was recently suspended. The son and Sakineh’s lawyer, Houtan Kian, were also reportedly arrested.The Iranian news agency INSA quoted prosecutor-general Golam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie as confirming the arrests of two foreigners who had “entered Iran as tourists.”Coming at a time of continued active repression of the Iranian media, this return to censorship of the foreign media is particularly disturbing, Reporters Without Borders said. October 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Renewed crackdown on foreign media Newscenter_img News March 18, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Organisation February 25, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa to go furtherlast_img read more

Garda chief confident new drug laws will work

first_imgNewsCrime & CourtGarda chief confident new drug laws will workBy Staff Reporter – March 12, 2015 874 Print Advertisement Email Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Previous articleLimerick’s best of the best hit McKenna’s GuidesNext articleLimerick murder getaway driver appeals convictions Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHILE some uncertainty surrounds a number of Limerick drug prosecutions that are still in the legal process, the head of the Garda division has welcomed this week’s ruling by the Court of Criminal Appeal that legislation regarding the possession of certain substances was unconstitutional.Stating that Limerick Gardaí would maintain the fight against all illegal drugs in society, Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that he has “confidence that the new legislation, when enacted, will continue to assist gardai disrupt the drug distribution network in Limerick.“While the laws regarding the more serious drugs remains in place and unaffected by the court’s ruling earlier this week, it is important to tackle all drug related issues in society and those include persons found in possession of these specific type of gateway drugs,” he said.In Tuesday’s Court of Appeal ruling, the judges found that the laws banning the possession of ecstasy, magic mushrooms, certain psychoactive and “head shop” drugs along with the illegal possession of methylethcathinone were invalid.“There is an constitutional issue of far-reaching importance” the ruling concluded.On Tuesday night, the Government rushed emergency legislation through the Dáil which would again make the possession of the specific drugs illegal. The new Bill was presented this Wednesday to the Seanad and then to the President for approval.It is understood that convictions already handed down are unaffected by the ruling and the possession of the 70 or so drugs for sale, supply, import or export is still illegal.However, Chief Supt Sheahan said that the new legislation will effectively “reinstate the status quo and re-control of the drugs”.last_img read more

Freddie Mac Predicts Drop in Sales Over 2016

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Freddie Mac Originations Sales 2017-03-29 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Freddie Mac Originations Sales Previous: FHFA Releases GSE Progress Report Next: Fannie Mae Clarifies Clear Boarding Policies March 29, 2017 1,181 Views Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Share Save Related Articles About Author: Aly J. Yale Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Predicts Drop in Sales Over 2016 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Freddie Mac Predicts Drop in Sales Over 2016 Sign up for DS News Daily Due to declining refinances and rising mortgage rates, originations will drop more than 25 percent this year, according to a recent outlook report from Freddie Mac.Released Wednesday, the outlook predicts that national growth and employment improvements won’t be enough to stifle rising interest rates in 2017, especially as the Fed hints at future rate hikes down the line.“The housing market posted strong gains in 2016,” the report stated. “Total home sales of just over 6 million units marked the largest annual growth in almost 10 years, and mortgage originations reached $2.1 trillion. However, rising mortgage rates will weigh on the market going forward, and mortgage originations will drop a little over 25 percent in 2017, almost exclusively as the result of plummeting refinances.”In Q4 2016, the nation saw a 1.9 percent jump in GDP growth, and as of February, the Consumer Price Index increased 2.7 percent over the year. Unemployment also dropped 4.7 percent, and nonfarm employment rose by more than 230,000 jobs. Despite this growth, the Fed announced a rate hike earlier this month and hinted that more may be in the future for 2017. As a result, mortgage rates are on the rise, averaging 4.3 percent by the week of March 16—about half of a percentage point higher than they were one year ago and three-quarters higher than last summer.But interest rates aren’t the only thing putting impacting housing affordability. According to Freddie Mac’s outlook, home prices are outpacing income growth significantly, and that’s putting a home purchase out of reach for many citizens.“Since January 2000, home prices have risen a bit faster than incomes, though recently home price growth has outpaced income growth by a wider margin,” the report stated. “But house prices have accelerated in recent years while per capita disposable income growth has been more stable. For example, in 2016, house prices rose 6.2 percent while per capita disposable income increased 3.4 percent.”Come spring, this disconnect could block many potential homebuyers from the market, the report stated.“As we get into the spring selling season, we expect affordability to start to bite in many markets pushing some prospective buyers to the sidelines and contributing to a modest decline in total home sales in 2017 relative to 2016.”In total, Freddie Mac predicts total 2017 home sales to hit around 5.9 million. To read the full outlook report, visit FreddieMac.com. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more