Wednesday 9 March 2011 8:16 pm Show Comments ▼ DEFENDING shareholder rights remains an “uphill struggle” despite almost 150 asset owners signing up to a series of guidelines for best corporate governance behaviour, a key City regulator will say today. Almost 150 asset owners have signed up to the Stewardship Code launched by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) last July to push institutional investors to involve themselves in the strategy and governance of the companies they invest in.“If we are to make this code a real success we have to look for evidence as to how far it is actually changing behaviour in a positive way,” FRC chairman Baroness Sarah Hogg will say. Hogg said Europeans remained “sceptical” of the “comply-or-explain concept”, in remarks prepared for a speech to the National Association of Pension Funds in Edinburgh today.Hogg said the FRC had been working with policy-makers including the European Commission, MEPs as well as the OECD?to explain the importance of stewardship.The FRC is to evaluate the code’s effectiveness in its first year through a series of meetings with companies about their relationships with investors, she says. Shareholder rights are still being ignored Share whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Tags: NULL
Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) 2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) 2017 abridged results.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.
Save this picture!© Daisuke Shima+ 24Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: CASE-REAL Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955329/chalet-w-case-real Clipboard Japan Photographs Chalet W / CASE-REALSave this projectSaveChalet W / CASE-REAL Photographs: Daisuke Shima Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: Houses Chalet W / CASE-REAL Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks LandmarkArchitect In Charge:Koichi Futatsumata, Yuki Ohnita(CASE-REAL)Design Cooperation:Wakisaya Building FirmConstruction:Wakisaya Building FirmLighting Plan:Tatsuki Nakamura, BRANCH LIGHTING DESIGNCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daisuke ShimaText description provided by the architects. The client is a snowboard enthusiast who annually visits Japan from abroad for a short stay. He wanted to create a chalet where he could spend time with his family during his stay and also relax and socialize with his guests. The property was located in the Niseko area, a renowned ski destination, in the midst of a wooded area surrounded by white birches. The client requested maximum floor space possible for the site, a seating area for guests to relax, and an open living and dining area with a window looking out at the symbolic Mt Yotei.Save this picture!© Daisuke ShimaSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Daisuke ShimaThe first issue in the planning process was the form, the volume of the building. The area is one of the heaviest snowfall areas in Hokkaido, and we had to comply strictly with the regulations on the distance of falling snow (the distance from the neighboring land that must be secured based on the slope and height of the roof).Save this picture!© Daisuke ShimaHowever, the site had a short side of 10 meters, meaning that the width of the volume would be very small if the building was to have a gabled roof like a chalet, and in turn, only a narrow building with a low ceiling would be possible. On the other hand, the client wanted a form that was not monotonous and box shaped. Therefore, we decided to create a volume that minimizes the distance of falling snow while securing the floor area and ceiling height as much as possible by incorporating a moderate combination of flat and sloped roofs.Save this picture!© Daisuke ShimaAs a result, we were able to create a distinctive interior space that incorporates the sloped surface which serves as the roof outdoors, as well as the ceiling and walls indoors. Two large, deep windows were installed in the sloped area. From here, Mt. Yotei can be seen. In addition to the two large bay windows, a small zashiki seating was designed in one repeating sequence. This allowed us to create a calm space without disturbing the openness of the entire second floor, which serves as the living and dining area.Save this picture!© Daisuke ShimaSave this picture!ElevationsThe owner is also an art collector, thus the walls and ceilings were finished in white, and the flooring and fixtures in a saturated color scheme to create a contrast with the view from the windows and the artworks installed. The exterior walls were made of local cedar stained in light gray, and the roof was made of silver-colored steel sheets. Here we aimed to create an architecture that can blend into the snowy landscape of the white birchesSave this picture!© Daisuke ShimaProject gallerySee allShow lessPaper Roof Reception Center / Powerhouse CompanySelected Projects2415 EW Apartment / DaoHo StudioSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeCASE-REALOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHokkaidoOn FacebookJapanPublished on January 24, 2021Cite: “Chalet W / CASE-REAL” 23 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Before the RSPCA, Dominic Rudd spent 12 years as an officer in the Royal Marines and then moved to a business supplying natural stone flooring and paving to conservation projects and private developments. He took up the post of RSPCA regional manager in Wales, responsible for the charity’s operations in the Principality, in 1999. 65 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Dominic Rudd has been appointed the new Chief Executive with Samaritans and will join the charity on 19 March 2007.Rudd joins Samaritans from the RSPCA where he is Operations Director. During his seven years with the animal charity he has helped to oversee several restructuring and development projects. He will succeed David King, the current Samaritans CEO.Samaritans has just been voted Britain’s third most admired charity by Third Sector magazine readers. In 2005 its 17,000 volunteers received almost 5 million contacts by phone, email, text, letter, face-to-face at one of the charity’s 202 branches and at festivals. Advertisement New CEO for Samaritans Howard Lake | 22 December 2006 | News
About Author: Cristin Espinosa Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago November 9, 2020 2,589 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Here’s How President-Elect Biden Could Reshape the Housing Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: entry-level housing Housing Market Joe Biden Presidential Election Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Cristin Espinosa is a reporter for DS News and MReport. She graduated from Southern Methodist University where she worked as an editor and later as a digital media producer for The Daily Campus. She has a broadcast background as well, serving as a producer for SMU-TV. She wrote for the food section during her fellowship at The Dallas Morning News and has also contributed to Advocate Magazine and The Dallas Observer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Creating ‘Customers for Life’ Next: ‘Stunning’ Delinquency Spike Could Mean ‘Bumpy Waters Ahead’ in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News entry-level housing Housing Market Joe Biden Presidential Election 2020-11-09 Cristin Espinosa Home / Daily Dose / Here’s How President-Elect Biden Could Reshape the Housing Market The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Major news outlets announced on Saturday that former Vice President Joe Biden is the president-elect. A Biden administration may bring major policy changes with it. According to an analysis from realtor.com, Joe Biden would be entering the presidency during a unique time in the housing market, as the industry is experiencing a shortage of home inventory, record-low interest rates, and high home prices. There is no doubt that this housing market environment has made it challenging for middle- and low-income Americans to purchase a home, and entry-level housing has become extremely competitive. “Biden has a really ambitious agenda that will try to create opportunities for more low- and middle-income Americans to become homeowners or afford rental housing,” realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale said.During his run for the presidency, Biden’s campaign released a $640 billion housing plan. This plan includes assisting first-time homebuyers by providing them with “a down payment tax credit of up to $15,000,” which they could apply at the time of purchasing a home.“Biden recognizes how challenging it can be for some people to become homeowners,” Hale said. She predicts that a Biden administration would focus housing initiatives on policies that would help those who have struggled to attain homeownership in the past.Some Americans who could become eligible for lower home prices, as well as assistance with down payments, are “teachers, first responders, and other public and national service workers.” This kind of assistance might have limitations, however. These categories of potential home buyers might only receive this assistance if they were looking to purchase a home in a low-income neighborhood or a neighborhood that is more expensive and offers little affordable housing opportunities.Another major concern that has been discussed during Joe Biden’s run for the presidency is the issue of racial equity and discrimination. Former Vice President Biden has discussed his intentions to help bridge the racial housing gap, and homeownership is a key way in which racial and ethnic minorities could help build generational wealth and a brighter future.Biden has proposed in the past that there should be “a national standard for appraising homes,” which would ensure that home values in communities of color would not “be assessed for less than similar homes in comparable white neighborhoods.”In addition to helping homeowners, the president-elect has also voiced his intent to assist struggling renters. It is possible that under a Biden administration, low-income renters could receive a tax credit which would enable them to just pay up to 30% of their total income on housing. In the wake of COVID-19, it is also likely that the president-elect would the eviction moratorium put in place by the Trump administration. President-elect Biden has also “pledged to increase the housing supply by putting $100 billion toward constructing and upgrading affordable housing,” which would help bring relief to a struggling entry-level housing market. Share Save Subscribe
Pinterest Alcohol Forum says advertising and marketing are prompting young drinking Homepage BannerNews Facebook A National Conference on Alcohol taking place today to discuss how communities can tackle alcohol abuse.It’s part of Action on Alcohol Week, which is organised by the Donegal based Alcohol Forum.The role that marketing plays in influencing young people’s attitudes and behaviours to alcohol is also being discussed.The Chief Executive of the Alcohol Forum is Kieran Doherty………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/alcoholconference.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By admin – April 22, 2015 WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleMurray says government must act on Youth UnemploymentNext articleHarte back at training but Cavanagh in race to be fit for Donegal admin Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Homepage BannerNews Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Pinterest The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI had a busy weekend. The crew were tasked to three separate incidents over Saturday and Sunday.Just after half 3 on Saturday afternoon the Bundoran RNLI crew was alerted to 3 people caught in a rip current at Bundoran’s Main Beach.Minutes after launching, the lifeboat arrived at the beach to find that the swimmers had been assisted by some locals and were safely out of the water and in the care of the HSE ambulance crew.On Sunday morning, while on exercise in the Teelin area, the lifeboat was redirected to Murvagh beach to reports of a person having fallen off a horse and injuring themselves.However, while the boat was en route to Murvagh, it was re-tasked back to Bundoran to assist a jet-ski that had broken down in the West End.The jet-ski was subsequently towed by the lifeboat back to the pier and Rescue 118 dealt with the incident at Murvagh.A spokesperson from the RNLI has advised that if you see anyone in danger along the coast at any time call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 21, 2020 Busy weekend for Bundoran RNLI Twitter Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleSeven Donegal hubs receive Covid recovery fundingNext articleNew school campus for Buncrana back under microscope News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
nazarethman/iStock(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — A sea of blue is filling a Jersey City, N.J., church Tuesday morning for the funeral of a detective shot dead before a massive gun battle last week.Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said police departments from surrounding towns have offered to help patrol Jersey City on Tuesday so Det. Joseph Seals’ colleagues can attend his funeral.Seals, a plainclothes detective and married father of five, was the first victim of the Dec. 10 shootings.Seals, 39, was killed at the Bay View Cemetery in Jersey City, allegedly by David Anderson and Francine Graham.The two suspects — armed with multiple guns — then stormed the Jersey City Kosher Supermarket, about 1 mile from the cemetery, where they allegedly killed three others.Anderson and Graham died in the market during an hours-long shootout with police.The motivation behind Seals’ murder and the market attack “clearly appears to be a bias towards both the Jewish community and law enforcement,” said Craig Carpenito, U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey.Anderson and Graham were also prime suspects in the slaying of an Uber driver whose body was found on Dec. 7 in Bayonne, N.J., near Jersey City, investigators said.Seals, a member of the Jersey City Police Department since 2006, was promoted to detective in 2017 and worked to take guns off the streets, reported ABC New York Station WABC.“We believe he was killed while trying to interdict these bad guys,” Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said, according to WABC.Seals was also a “family man,” neighbor Joe Vuocolo told WABC. “He loved his children, did everything with them.”FBI Special Agent in Charge Gregory Ehrie on Monday asked anyone with information about the suspects to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.“The community needs to know that we continue to follow all leads in this investigation and will leave no stone unturned to find the facts connected with this case,” Ehrie said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.