first_img KCS-content Fresh fiscal crisis to hit Japan’s economy JAPAN’S ability to cope with the economic costs of last week’s earthquake and tsunami was called into doubt by analysts yesterday.“The timing of the disaster could not have been much worse,” said John Higgins of Capital Economics. “Japan’s economic recovery has lost momentum and a large part of the reconstruction costs will add to the government’s significant debt burden.”Japan’s public debt dwarfs most peer countries and has already been forecast to reach 250 per cent of GDP in the next four years, leaving it threatened by credit downgrades.“The scope for fiscal stimulus is much less than it was in 1995,” said Higgins, referring to the Kobe earthquake that killed around 6,000 people and led to approximately £62bn worth of damage.Japan’s economy shrank by 0.3 per cent in the final three months of 2010, while unemployment is touching five per cent – notably high by Japanese standards. Hopes of a rebound in growth have been disrupted by the natural disaster, according to economist Chris Scicluna of Daiwa Capital.“But that same disruption – as well as cost pressures on the construction sector during the rebuilding phase – could help to accelerate the end to Japan’s deflation that we had expected to see in coming months,” he added.With an aging population posing an ever-growing burden on Japan’s public finances, rating agencies have sounded the alarm and warned of possible downgrades unless politicians bury the hatchet and come up with a plan.JAPAN | ECONOMIC FALLOUT● Stock marketsThe Nikkei fell by as much as 5.8 per cent in early trading this morning to 9,657. After the Kobe earthquake in 1995, the Nikkei fell 5,000 points over six months.● Economic recoveryJapan’s economy shrank 0.3 per cent in the last quarter of 2010. After Kobe GDP still grew by 0.8 to 0.9 per cent per quarter in the following three quarters of 1995, before dipping again.● Fiscal problemsGovernment debt is around 200 per cent of GDP, posing a problem for reconstruction costs and blunting the opportunity for fiscal stimulus. Sunday 13 March 2011 11:14 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_imgTurnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTurnstar Holdings Limited is a property investment company operating in Botswana and Tanzania. The company mainly invests in retail property, with some investment in commercial, residential and industrial properties. Turnstar Holdings Limited has maximised its property performance through proactive asset management, property management and leasing. Its diversified property portfolio includes prime retail destinations in Botswana: Game City Shopping Centre, one of the largest and busiest in Gaborone; Nzano Shopping Centre in Francistown; Supa Save Mall in Gaborone; and Mlimani Shopping Centre, a major retail destination in Dar Es Salaam. Turnstar Holdings Limited acquired its first office in Dubai in 2017, located in a prime real estate area between Al-Basari and Dubai Legends.last_img read more

first_imgPowerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe OTC under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileIMPORTANT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS HELD ON 14 DECEMBER 2020 RESOLVED TO DELIST FROM THE ZIMBABWE STOCK EXCHANGE. OTC TRADING OF SHARES IS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION. READ MORE >> Powerspeed Electrical is a leading supplier of electrical, hardware, building and home improvement products and services; trading through its own chain of hardware retail outlets known as Electrosales Hardware. The company supplies electrical products and solutions to the painting, plumbing, electrical, building, hand and power tools, outdoor and gardening, and automotive industries in Zimbabwe. Powerspeed Engineering is a subsidiary company involved in rewinding electric motors, supplying industrial fans and ducting for commercial and industrial applications, fabrication of non-standard steel products and structures, and commercial and industrial light fittings, heating elements, distribution boards and domestic irons. The engineering division is the amalgamation of three leading industrial engineering companies; Airflo, Relmo and ELS.last_img read more

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first_imgWednesday Jan 20, 2010 London Irish stunned by the Scarlets London Irish had their Heineken Cup quarter-final hopes left in tatters after the Scarlets beat them 31-22 at Parc y Scarlets on the weekend.The Exiles had a 22-10 lead which they blew as two second half tries from flanker Rob McCusker and two from Jon Davies set up the thrilling win for the home side.London Irish now need a bonus-point win against Pool Six rivals Leinster this coming Saturday night at Twickenham.“It was deja-vu, let’s be honest about it,” London Irish coach Toby Booth said.“We’re pretty disappointed by the unforced error count. We didn’t take the opportunities that we crafted for ourselves. At 22-10 up, you expect to close the game out.We had glorious opportunities to put the game to bed and we didn’t take them.”At Twickenham, London Irish will need to deny Leinster any points, as well as grab a five-point haul themselves if they wish to progress as group winners. 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first_imgTwo charities benefit from new alternative to 192 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Barnardo’s Web site clearly featured the service in their list of methods of supporting the charity, but we could not find a similar listing on the British Red Cross site.In fact, as UK Fundraising reported in December 2002, at least one other directory assistance company is donating a percentage of call charges to charity. However, Onetel is giving just 1p per call to Samaritans, and is only offering to make the charity donation for one year until 31 December 2003. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Share Communications is one of the companies offering a directory assistance service following the opening up of BT’s 192 service, but it aims to be different by donating 5p per call made to Barnardo’s and the British Red Cross.Dedicated directory assistance provider Share Communications aims to stand out from other directory assistance companies by donating 5p per call to be shared between two national charities.The company describes itself as a nimble start-up, and not “a huge monolithic company burdened with billions of debt to support and bureaucracy to overcome.” It hopes that callers to its number 118 499 will experience a “genuine feelgood factor about using the service” that will counter the millions of pounds spent by other rival companies on promoting their services. Advertisementcenter_img  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 November 2003 | News Tagged with: Digitallast_img read more

first_img SHARE Previous articleFighting For Your Right to ExistNext articleFarm Show Sets Record Despite Drought Hoosier Ag Today 1:32 updateSteady as they go in equitiesIraq buys 350,000 tons of wheat from Australia and Romania and Algeria takes 295,000 tons from the EUS Korea buys 210,000 tons of non US cornBoxed beef up $.95 at noon covering Friday’s lossCash hogs $.50-2.50 lower Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 1:32 update with Gary Wilhelmi 12/10/2012 By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 10, 2012 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Seed Consultants Market Watch 1:32 update with Gary Wilhelmi 12/10/2012last_img read more

first_img News Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” May 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US army asked to explain why it is still holding CBS News cameraman after one month Reporters Without Borders calls on General John Abizaid, head of US Central Command, to release the CBS News cameraman in Mosul, Iraqi national Abdel Amir Hussein, in the absence of evidence against him. The relevant authorities are urged to provide the identity of other detained journalists as soon as possible. to go further News December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders wrote to General John Abizaid, head of US Central Command today calling for the release of Iraqi cameraman Abdel Amir Hussein in the absence of evidence against him. Hussein works for CBS News in Mosul. The letter also voiced alarm about all the other journalists currently detained in Iraq.”Hussein has now been held for a month without the US army producing any concrete proof of its allegations,” the press freedom organization said in its letter said, noting that it had already voiced concern about his detention on 9 April. “We would like to express our concern to you again today, and to reiterate our request for a more detailed explanation,” the letter continued. “The result of an explosives test in a country at war does not seem to us to be either sufficient or substantial as justification for his detention. In the name of international law, we call on you yet again to release this journalist if you are unable to produce tangible evidence against him.”Noting that, according to recent information from US military sources, a total of nine Iraqi journalists “suspected of helping insurgent groups” are currently held in US and Iraqi detention centres without being charged, the letter called on the US army and the Iraqi authorities to display more transparency and discernment in the arrests of journalists.”The competent authorities must also provide the identity of each detained journalist as soon as possible together with the reason for their detention,” Reporters Without Borders said.”As the number of arrests rises, so does our concern about the scale of the problem,” the letter added. “At a time when the United States is committed to the development of democracy in Iraq, the US army should set an example by respecting press freedom. Journalists are news professionals. They are not party to the conflict and should not be treated as belligerents or as potential terrorists.”Reporters Without Borders already voiced alarm on 26 April about the increase in arrests of local journalists, often without any evidence or for unknown reasons.Hussein’s arrest Hussein was injured in the hip in the course of an exchange of shots between an Iraqi insurgent and soldiers of the 1st Brigade of the US 25th Infantry Division on 5 April near Mosul. An initial US army statement said the soldiers fired at “an insurgent” who was “waving an AK-47 (assault rifle) and inciting a crowd of civilians.” The statement continued: “An individual that appeared to have a weapon who was standing near the insurgent was shot and injured. This individual turned out to be a reporter who was pointing a video camera. Regretfully, the reporter was injured during the complex and volatile situation.” The statement adding that the incident was being investigated. The journalist, namely Hussein, was taken to a US military hospital for treatment to his injuries, which the US army described as minor.A subsequent army statement on 8 April said the US forces were holding Hussein and conducting an investigation into his previous activities and possible support for the insurgency. It said there were reasons for thinking he might pose “a serious threat to the coalition forces” and that he would be treated like any other security detainee. Army spokesman Capt. Mark Walter said Hussein had sustained minor injuries and was suspected of involvement in the shooting, along with a number of other people. He also said Hussein was detained after the incident in part because of the statements of persons who witnessed the clashes.CBS issued a statement of support for Hussein the same day, saying he had been working for the news organization for the past three months and been had recommended by the CBS fixer in Tikrit, who had enjoyed a relationship of trust with CBS for two years.According to recent information, Hussein has been held in Abu Ghraib prison since 22 April. A US army statement said an explosives test on him yielded a positive result and that the Multi-National Force in Iraq was pursuing investigations into his possible collaboration with terrorists and into claims that he had prior knowledge of terrorist attacks.Arrests of other journalistsUS army spokesman Col. Steve Bylan told Agence France-Presse (AFP) yesterday that nine journalists employed by a total of seven western news media are currently detained, and that some of them have been held “for several months.”Reporters Without Borders is aware of the following cases:The Iraqi police arrested Associated Press Television News (APTN) cameraman Sami Shouker Naji on the morning of 30 March, as he was working on his own behalf in Bakuba (north of Baghdad). An Iraqi army general said he is being held at Abu Ghraib prison for supposedly collaborating with “the insurgents.” Neither APTN nor his family have had any word of him since his arrest. An APTN spokesman said the agency was doing its best to help him.Two journalists who work for AFP are also reportedly among those being held. AFP said the army has confirmed the arrest of only one of them, Ammar Daham Naef Khalaf, who was detained on 11 April by US soldiers at his home in Ramadi (west of Baghdad). The army said he was transferred on 26 April to Abu Ghraib prison, where he will not be able to receive visits for 60 days.AFP said the other journalist, photographer Fares Nawaf al-Issaywi, was arrested by the Iraqi army on 1 May while working in Fallujah (50 km west of Baghdad) and was then handed over to the US army, which has not yet confirmed his detention. He is due to receive China’s international award for the photo of the year on 28 May.Hussein Al Shimari, a reporter with the satellite TV station Al-Diyar, was detained by the Iraqi military on 9 April in Dyala province, northeast of Baghdad, on suspicion of collaborating with the insurgents. His editor said he was tortured. He has not been allowed to contact his family, which has not received any word of him since his arrest.The mayor of the southern town of Kawit ordered the arrest of Ayad Al-Tamimi, the editor of the daily newspaper Sada Wasit, and journalist Ahmed Mutare Abass on 12 April. Ibrahim Al-Srage, who heads the Association for the Defence of Iraqi Journalists, said the mayor requested an arrest warrant from the town’s public prosecutor and then, in an abuse of his authority, sentenced Al-Tamimi to two months in prison and Abass to four months in prison for libel. The newspaper had carried reports about violent crime and the shortcomings of the municipal authorities. Both are still in prison.Two journalists and a media assistant releasedThe Iraqi police on 3 May released a sound engineer with Al-Sharkia TV who had been held for three months without charge. He was reportedly beaten while in detention.Reuters Television cameraman Nabil Hussein and his father were released on 4 May, after being held for 11 days without charge. The cameraman told Reuters they were held in three small rooms and were given little food and water. “We were insulted and humiliated by the Iraqi police all this time,” he said. Reuters global managing editor David Schlesinger welcomed their release while calling for an investigation. “I think it is vital for the safety of all journalists working in Iraq that a thorough enquiry should be carried out into the circumstances of his detention,” he said.Freelance cameraman Hassan Walid Abdul Wahab, 23, who works regularly for the German TV station Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), was also released on 4 May along with his two brothers and his father. There were arrested on 20 April by several policemen who burst into their home. ZDF had immediately hired a lawyer to act on their behalf. News Receive email alerts Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Follow the news on Iraq IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan February 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Maisha Morris performs an Afro-Latin Dance during the show. As part of Black History Month, Odessa College and Mary’s Fashions held their annual Praise and Fashion show in the Saulsbury Campus Center Monday, February 26, 2018. Models wore African wear, classic wear, and the latest fashions. Facebook WhatsApp 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School By admin – February 27, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. Ector County Judge Ron Eckert will ask the Odessa City Council today to help the county build a new courthouse through methods including a land swap and covering demolition costs with city resources.2. Dozens of students from Odessa and Permian high schools will be heading to the Texas Business Professionals of America competition next week.3. Police charged a man Thursday after he reportedly sexually assaulted a girl several times while she was in first through third grade.4. A man was arrested by police last week after he reportedly sent sexually explicit messages to a 13-year-old girl asking to have sex with her.5. IN SPORTS: The Odessa College Wranglers clinched the WJCAC regular-season men’s basketball title and a No. 1 seed in the NJCAA Region V tournament with a 92-70 victory Monday over New Mexico Junior College. OC employee of the year always learning center_img ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Facebook Previous articleJob fair scheduled for WednesdayNext articleCouple charged with endangering child admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Local News Five things you need to know today, Feb. 27 Local News Five things you need to know today, Feb. 27 Summer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

first_img Consumers in October reported a more optimistic view of both buying and selling homes, while also reporting a less positive outlook on personal finances and employment, based on Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI)Experts such as Doug Duncan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae said, “to date, the HPSI has recovered over 60% of its COVID-19 pandemic loss, reflecting the bright spot that the mortgage market has been in the economy.”However, he continued, “the evolution of the pandemic and the 2020 election outcomes may have longer-lasting and unexpected impacts on consumer sentiment, as we saw following the 2016 elections, and we expect both factors will shape the housing market over the coming months.”The HPSI inched up .7 points in October, marking the third-consecutive month-to-month increase. Three of the six HPSI components increased in October. Since last year, the HPSI is down 7.1 points.While the full research report is available, Fannie Mae highlighted the following components:Good/Bad Time to Buy: The percentage of respondents who say it is a good time to buy a home increased from 54% to 60%, while the percentage who say it is a bad time to buy decreased from 38% to 35%. As a result, the net share of Americans who say it is a good time to buy increased 9 percentage points month over month.Good/Bad Time to Sell: The percentage of respondents who say it is a good time to sell a home increased from 56% to 59%, while the percentage who say it’s a bad time to sell decreased from 38% to 35%. As a result, the net share of those who say it is a good time to sell increased 6 percentage points month over month.Home Price Expectations: The percentage of respondents who say home prices will go up in the next 12 months decreased this month from 41% to 40%, while the percentage who say home prices will go down increased from 17% to 20%. The share who think home prices will stay the same decreased from 34% to 31%. As a result, the net share of Americans who say home prices will go up decreased 4 percentage points month over month.Mortgage Rate Expectations: The percentage of respondents who say mortgage rates will go down in the next 12 months remained unchanged at 11%, while the percentage who expect mortgage rates to go up decreased from 38% to 32%. The share who think mortgage rates will stay the same increased from 44% to 49%. As a result, the net share of Americans who say mortgage rates will go down over the next 12 months increased 6 percentage points month over month.Job Concerns: The percentage of respondents who say they are not concerned about losing their job in the next 12 months decreased from 83% to 79%, while the percentage who say they are concerned increased from 16% to 21%. As a result, the net share of Americans who say they are not concerned about losing their job decreased 9 percentage points month over month.Household Income: The percentage of respondents who say their household income is significantly higher than it was 12 months ago decreased from 24% to 23%, while the percentage who say their household income is significantly lower increased from 17% to 20%. The percentage who say their household income is about the same decreased from 59% to 55%. As a result, the net share of those who say their household income is significantly higher than it was 12 months ago decreased 4 percentage points month over month. Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-11-09 Christina Hughes Babb Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. 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