Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgEcobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEcobank Ghana Limited is a financial institution offering banking products and services for the consumer, commercial, corporate and investment sectors. The company provides banking solutions for government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, international organisations, small- and medium-sized enterprises and individuals. Ecobank Ghana Limited offers an extensive product offering; ranging from current and savings accounts to business accounts, term deposits, personal loans, mortgage loans, microfinance and business loans. Ecobank Ghana Limited also offers financial solutions for value-chain financing, short-term and mid-term finance and trade finance as well as investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, structure and project finance, capital market services, wealth and asset management, securities brokerage, custodial services and electronic banking services. Ecobank Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Its headquarters are in Acca, Ghana. Ecobank Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I’d buy these 2 UK stocks today using Warren Buffett principles

first_img christopherruane owns shares of Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AG Barr and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Christopher Ruane | Monday, 17th May, 2021 | More on: BAG ULVR Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge I’d buy these 2 UK stocks today using Warren Buffett principles See all posts by Christopher Ruane Warren Buffett has a legendary record as an investor. While he has bought many companies outright, he is also active in the stock market.Based on his investment principles, here are two UK stocks I’d consider buying today.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Warren Buffett on brand pricing powerBuffett has long extolled the financial value of brands.A company with a strong brand can use it to generate additional profits without adding costs. That is because a brand creates pricing power. Manufacturers can raise prices on products, but customers will still buy them because of their brand loyalty. There are limits, of course, but pricing power can help profitability.That helps explain Buffett’s love for Coca-Cola shares. It is also why I would consider buying into soft drinks maker AG Barr (LSE: BAG).A UK pickBarr is the manufacturer behind the iconic orange Irn-Bru soft drink. Popular in Scotland and the north of England, this product has a loyal fan base. That gives the company pricing power.But a challenging sales environment during lockdown has taken its toll on the share price. It is up 11% over the past year, but remains far below its 2019 highs. Uncertain demand amid the threat of further lockdowns remains a risk for the company. Revenue last year fell 11% and statutory profit before tax was down 30.5%.Longer term, the company has been expanding its range to reflect shifting consumer trends. I also see a risk that a decline in the popularity of sugary drinks overall could hurt revenues over time.I see the current share price as a buying opportunity. The company’s commercial director bought more shares in the past couple of months, which I took as a good sign.Consumer goods giantAnother company whose brand portfolio delivers the sort of pricing Warren Buffett looks for is Unilever (LSE: ULVR). Indeed, the investor likes the Surf to Marmite producer so much he previously tried to buy it outright.A wide product portfolio spanning each continent is a classic Buffett play. The investor is a long-term shareholder in Procter & Gamble, which is Unilever’s rival and shares many of its characteristics.Unilever is highly cash generative, another trait Buffett looks for in an investment. If a company can generate free cash flow, it can fund dividend payouts.Cash flow can also be used to fund share buybacks. This month the company begins a buyback programme up to €3bn. That could help shareholders, as buying back and cancelling shares reduces the number in circulation. That means that earnings per share increase even if total profit is flat.Buyback logicOne concern I have, though, is why the company is spending so much on its own shares instead of reinvesting it in its own business. It could suggest that the company sees limited room for growth in key markets. That is a risk for Unilever. Brands such as Lifebuoy, which saw a pandemic sales surge, risk falling revenues if demand falls.Another explanation is that the shares currently offer good value. Up less than 2% over the past year, they seem to have been sidelined in the broader market recovery. I would consider buying more shares in this stock today, applying Warren Buffett principles.center_img Image source: The Motley Fool Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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South Sudan: Cathedral provides sanctuary as thousands flee Juba violence

first_imgSouth Sudan: Cathedral provides sanctuary as thousands flee Juba violence Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] Thousands of people in Juba have fled their homes and are seeking sanctuary in the city’s Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals and other places of worship as fierce gun battles rage around them.The general secretary of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), the Rev. James Oyet Latansio, reports that many areas – including the SSCC compound – are effectively no-go areas. The area around the SSCC compound is “under control of the SPLA Government Forces,” he said.The SPLA is the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, and the current clashes are between the official South Sudanese army – the SPLA government forces – and opposition SPLA forces. The United Nations’ Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned the violence between the two groups and called for calm.“We are trying to take cover from flying bullets in Juba,” Latansio said. “The SSCC Office Compound is a no-go area under control of the SPLA Government Forces. They are very harsh. There are very many unknown armed men moving in the residential areas creating fear among the civil population.”He said that many thousands of displaced people have sought sanctuary in church compounds – including Bishop Arkanjelo Wani Lemi, Presiding Bishop of the Africa Inland Church. The figure includes more than 15,000 people who have fled the regions of Nyakuron, Rock City, Mauna, Munuki and Jebel in search of shelter, food and security.They have assembled at sites including St. Joseph’s Parish Church, the Anglican All Saints Cathedral, the Roman Catholic St. Theresa’s Cathedral, and the Gumba Sherikat area.The Anglican Bishop of Rejaf, Enoch Tombe, said July 11 that about 1,000 people are taking shelter in All Saints’ Cathedral.“Please do pray for South Sudan,” Latansio urged, saying that the people of the country “surely do not deserve this difficult punishment.”The Anglican Alliance is in close touch with the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan, and is liaising with Sudra, its relief and development arm, on the response to those in need.“This is vicious and senseless violence, disrupting the fragile peace process,” the Rev. Rachel Carnegie, co-executive director of the Anglican Alliance, said. “Yet again it is the most vulnerable who are traumatized and harmed and in their hour of need they turn to the Church.“As a Communion we must stand alongside the Church in South Sudan. We pray for the vulnerable and pray that the ceasefire declared by both political leaders will hold.”Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued a statement last night appealing for South Sudan’s leaders to “cease hostilities immediately and accept mediation.”The UN Security Council met in an emergency secret session this week and the 15 members strongly condemned the escalating violence. After the meeting, Japan’s U.N. Ambassador Koro Bessho, told reporters that the Council had expressed particular shock and outrage at attacks on U.N. compounds and protection of civilians sites in Juba.“The members of the Council condemned in the strongest terms all attacks and provocations against civilians and the United Nations,” Bessho said. “They emphasized the need for United Nations [civilian protection] sites and United Nations personnel to remain secure.”Two Chinese U.N. peace keepers and a U.N. staff member are among those killed in recent days. The U.N. Security Council is due to meet again later today to discuss the ongoing situation. The body’s secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, is calling for an immediate arms embargo. “The renewed violence is outrageous,” he said. “It is yet another grievous setback. It deepens the country’s suffering. It makes a mockery of commitments to peace.” Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Gavin DrakePosted Jul 12, 2016 Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Anglican Communion, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Sudan & South Sudan Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Africa, last_img read more

Ananda Building / Espegel – Fisac Arquitectos

first_img “COPY” Photographs:  Angel BaltanásSave this picture!Section”The greatest freedom is born of the greater rigor” Eupalinos or the Architect, Paul Valery.Save this picture!© Ángel BaltanásA private developer on the outskirts of Madrid, an expanded typical residential area of the golden years and a retrofit project to withstand the crisis, are the seeds for this work.Save this picture!© Ángel BaltanásThe new condition requires a fierce draft dehydration of the first proposal whose most representative architectural space, the core communications materialized by a single vertical space that stretches across the floor, organized the staircase, plateaus, common courtyard terraces, balconies and bridges connection between dwellings. After the adjustment, this space was reduced without losing their fundamental status as a backbone and visual and social relation ships connector.  Save this picture!© Ángel BaltanásThe space, which invades the whole building with color and light, through a visual diagonals leading to community courtyard terraces where you can see the sky and the garden, is achieved through the non-sectoring of the stairs.Save this picture!© Ángel BaltanásSerious, measured, rigorous and economical elevation configured by the unique group of dwellings, draw a slice, a slip strips ribbon windows and a single opening in the NE and SW elevations.Save this picture!© Ángel BaltanásThe dominant material is face-brick, two colors that draw the diagonal typological grouping. A third brick, black, configures the basement dwellings that open to the garden. The dark metal carpentry and blinds and the setback of the dark brick column, emphasize the horizontal stripes.Save this picture!© Ángel BaltanásThe access porch from the street, atrium of the building, garden umbracle becomes a veranda to the pool. In the limited space of the sunny setback generously offered by the legislation stands an efficient pool, narrow and long with sporty character Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Crystal Palace Architectural CompetitionArchitecture NewsA Bad Month for Frank Lloyd Wright FansArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Fuenlabrada, Madrid, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/459068/ananda-building-espegel-fisac-arquitectos Clipboard Ananda Building / Espegel – Fisac ArquitectosSave this projectSaveAnanda Building / Espegel – Fisac Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/459068/ananda-building-espegel-fisac-arquitectos Clipboard Apartments Year:  Projects Save this picture!© Ángel Baltanás+ 13 Share CopyApartments•Fuenlabrada, Spain ArchDaily 2012 Architects: Espegel – Fisac Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Ananda Building / Espegel – Fisac Arquitectos Year:  Area:  2302 m² Area:  2302 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” 2012 CopyAbout this officeEspegel – Fisac ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsFuenlabradaHousingSpainPublished on December 18, 2013Cite: “Ananda Building / Espegel – Fisac Arquitectos” 18 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More 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 streamlast_img read more

Essay 4 Spatial Prosthesis / MANADA Architectural Boundaries

first_img Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeManada Architectural BoundariesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityMexicoPublished on January 22, 2017Cite: “Essay 4 Spatial Prosthesis / MANADA Architectural Boundaries” 22 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?论文4 空间假体 / MANADA Architectural Boundaries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 Houses Manufacturers: CARPICENTRO SA DE CV, CONSTRUCCIÓN PATENTE, LAINVENCIBLE.ORGSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodText description provided by the architects. Prostheses were developed by human beings with two purposes: first, to correct a damaged organ’s function; second, to extend an organ’s inherent capability. For the sake of exemplifying, the glasses that an optometrist produces are corrective prostheses; the frames and their different dioptric powers help the user to recover the average eyesight of 20/20. The telescope and the microscope, in contrast, are extensive prostheses—offering the possibility to see things so minute and so distant that the naked eye would be unable to distinguish.Save this picture!3D ModelSave this picture!3D ModelThe architectural project that took place at an apartment in the Condesa neighborhood, Mexico City, is one of those projects that blur binary distinctions. By calling it Essay 4, the literary term par excellence for ‘exploration’, the intervention to the existing space—an apartment of style classical to the neighborhood’s contemporary architecture, with apparent structural elements, double-height ceilings and a pursuit for transparency—reveals it will not be an easy approach to space. As in any essaying practice, we approach the space from different angles. It can be said that the existing space is literally enveloped to rediscover its potential. Thus, a finely articulated wood structure is assembled following the same rationale of a scaffold to conform a series of deep structures that extend the space’s original function. At times the scaffold is filled out with steps; at times it holds a mezzanine fitted with bookshelves. From there, the scaffold extends to the patio to shape a service hallway which in the end rests on the wall that holds a vertical garden.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroIn other words, a scaffold was woven, one that climbs, is filled, turns, twists, swells, is left empty and is saturated with plants, to equip and activate the apartment’s unarticulated spaces. The scaffold binds interior and exterior, connects levels, is solidified where privacy is needed and remains as a skeleton when pursuing transparency.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroJust as Constant, the Dutch artist, did with his New Babylon project, in which he merely offered a scaffold structure for the users to adapt their living space, MANADA gave rise to an intervention that may well be considered both a corrective and extensive prosthesis. Corrective since there are new connections between spaces which were previously unarticulated; and extensive since the structure is equipped with different devices that allow for sitting, keeping books or hanging plants. All these prosthetic forms offer more functions to the space than those expected from a structure that is only for support.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Noble Simplicity of Peter Zumthor’s Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine MuseumRevisited10 Project Details That Show How to Make Stunning Storage SpacesMisc Share “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!© Jaime Navarro+ 22 Share Architects: Manada Architectural Boundaries Area Area of this architecture project Essay 4 Spatial Prosthesis / MANADA Architectural BoundariesSave this projectSaveEssay 4 Spatial Prosthesis / MANADA Architectural Boundaries Essay 4 Spatial Prosthesis / MANADA Architectural Boundaries Mexicocenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803325/essay-4-spatial-prosthesis-manada-architectural-boundaries Clipboard Year:  2016 Projects CopyHouses•Mexico City, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803325/essay-4-spatial-prosthesis-manada-architectural-boundaries Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Jaime Navarro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

Government retaliates against BBC, accuses it of demonizing Israel

first_img July 3, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government retaliates against BBC, accuses it of demonizing Israel Follow the news on Israel IsraelMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News May 16, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Reporters Without Borders today condemned the Israeli government for announcing on 1 July that is cutting all links with the BBC, Britain’s state-owned TV and radio broadcaster, on the grounds that it “systematically demonizes” Israel and carries reports “verging on antisemitism.” Describing the accusations against the BBC as “disgraceful and pathetic,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said the Israeli government “has trouble accepting the editorial freedom of certain news media when it doesn’t serve its interests.” “The decision to boycott a widely-respected independent news organisation such as the BBC was “not just regrettable but also absurd,” Ménard said. It was also unworthy of a government that claimed to have assimilated the principles and virtues of press freedom, he added.The reprisals against the BBC (which will include a boycott by Israeli officials and increased difficulties for BBC journalists going to Israel) follow the recent screening by the BBC of a report about Israel’s nuclear programme entitled “Israel’s secret weapon.”The Israeli government also announced that it would apply pressure through its ambassador in Australia, Gaby Levy, on the state-owned Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), which has said it intends to screen the controversial documentary without yet setting a date.As a result of a dispute between Israeli officials and the US television news network CNN last year, CNN came close to being removed from the service offered to Israeli homes by a satellite TV provider. In sometimes irate terms, the Israeli government has already accused CNN and the BBC of a pro-Palestinian bias. IsraelMiddle East – North Africa June 3, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists to go furtherlast_img read more

Fears for safety of Tamil journalist

first_img Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 29, 2020 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the safety of Vediwel Thevaraj, associate editor of the Tamil daily Veerakesari, who has received death threats.In a letter to the Minister of Public Security, Law and Order, Ratnasiri Wickramanayake, the organisation urged the authorities in Colombo to take seriously threats against the Tamil journalist since the murder of one of his colleagues, Dharmeratnam Sivaram on 29 April 2005.”It is urgent to arrest the authors of these threats before they can put them into effect,” it said.On two successive days after the abduction of Sivaram, the 29 and 30 April, unidentified people speaking in Singalese and Tamil telephoned Thevaraj’s home. Most of the calls were taken by the journalist’s niece, who was told that her uncle would be next on the list. News News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific May 24, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fears for safety of Tamil journalist Organisation Receive email alertscenter_img RSF_en Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News January 13, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the safety of Vediwel Thevaraj, associate editor of Tamil daily Veerakesari, and friend of journalist Dharmeratnam Sivaram, who was murdered on 29 April. The organisation urged the Colombo authorities to find and arrest the authors of death threats against him before they can put their threats into effect. When he heard about Sivaram’s death, Thevaraj, who was in Melbourne at the time, decided to cut short his visit and to return to Colombo. On 1st May, he went to the deceased man’s home where his body was still lying. Throughout his visit, from 3.30 to 9.30pm, Thevaraj noticed a suspicious looking grey jeep, parked in front of the house, the same type of vehicle that had been used to abduct the journalist.Later in the evening, after returning home, Thevaraj was woken by noises from the street. He opened the door to see where the noises came from and recognised the same grey jeep, this time parked a few metres from his house.The following day, the Tamil journalist received a further anonymous call at his office repeating the death threats.Thevaraj went to Canada on a long-planned trip from 5-21 May and has received no new threats since he returned to Colombo. Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Wells Fargo’s Sloan and CFPB’s Kraninger Appear Before Congress

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Wells Fargo’s Sloan and CFPB’s Kraninger Appear Before Congress Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Leaning Into Tax Lien Investing Next: Homeownership May Be More Affordable Than We Thought in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph March 12, 2019 3,789 Views The day began with a pair of important hearings on Tuesday.Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan appeared before the House Financial Services Committee to address the bank’s progress in providing reparations related to past scandals and how the bank is working to improve its culture and better serve its customers.Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs met in an Executive Session to discuss the CFPB’s activities and plans with Kathleen L. Kraninger, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the witness. Wells Fargo’s Sloan Testifies Before House Financial Services CommitteeThe hearing stems back to 2016, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and Los Angeles City Attorney fined Wells Fargo Bank collective penalties of $185 million for opening millions of deposit and credit-card accounts in customers’ names without their consent or knowledge. The CFPB and OCC imposed the bank with civil money penalties and demanded restitution to harmed customers. In the follow-up hearing on Tuesday, Wells Fargo defended its response, claiming the bank has worked toward a change in leadership, culture, and practices. Sloan pointed out that Wells Fargo has created the required ethics training for all team members titled “Change for the Better.” He also added that he “cannot promise perfection,” however, he suggested that the changes implemented will act as a deterrent to further issues.U.S. Representative Maxine Waters asked Slone directly, “You’ve not been able to keep Wells Fargo out of trouble, why should Wells Fargo continue to be the size that it is?” Sloan replied that he believed the bank was serving its 70 million customers very effectively and he reiterated the changes the bank has made since he took over. Further, Sloan said “We’ve made fundamental changes. I can give personal assurance the bank will comply with consent decrees.”The main question that was asked throughout the hearing, is whether or not Wells Fargo is too big, and if the bank should be dissolved to protect consumers from further harm. Sloan insisted that breaking up the big bank doesn’t serve consumers, saying “I think the value that larger banks bring today is that because of our economies of scale, we can invest billions in technologies and innovation and services that our medium-size and smaller competitors can’t,” he said. “There are a number of products and services that we’ve been able to introduce because of our economies of scale.”Sloan also acknowledged the bank had had improperly foreclosed on 500 homes after incorrectly denying mortgage modifications, due to a computer glitch last year. He said that full restitution has been made and that each of the affected customers “recieved $15K compensation,” but did not have an answer when asked about additional harm such as devastating credit scores and other residual damages caused by the error. Addressing the plight of a collective 3.5M customers who were defrauded, Sloan was questioned as to why the bank perceivers customers not worthy of the same justice that was meted out to investors. To which Sloan responded, “We went back 15 years, looked back 165M accounts and we feel we captured all customers harmed, addressed and made things right. They have all been taken care of, restitution has been made. We’ve settled customer suits, and resolved them but we’ve enforced our arbitration rights.” When asked about the accountability of the bank’s lobbyists and their stance on the bill concerning overdrafts, Sloan indicated that he has not spoken to them but he intends to. Ms. Waters ended the session with a promise to reintroduce legislation aimed at holding big banks accountable, which would, among other things, give regulators the authority to break up lenders that abuse consumers.Patrick McHenry, the top Republican on the committee, acknowledged that Mr. Sloan has made some progress, but expressed concern that Fed and the OCC still don’t seem comfortable with measures taken so far.”We don’t know with certainty how many consumers were affected,” Mr. McHenry said. Nor do we know “the full extent of the damage.”Wells Fargo contends that it’s made progress toward turning itself around and that it’s committed to making things right for its customers and earning back the public’s trust.Sloan pointed to the addition of seven new members to the bank’s board over the past two and a half years. “Solving past problems is not enough,” he said. “We are equally committed to preventing new problems from developing.”CFPB Director Testifies Before Senate Banking CommitteeEven as the Wells Fargo hearing was unfolding, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs met in an Executive Session to discuss the CFPB’s activities and plans.In a previous hearing held last week by the House Financial Services Committee titled, “Putting Consumers First? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” Kraninger stated that the Bureau was “stronger at this time, not weaker” and that it was on the right track. She also defended claims that sufficient efforts were not being made to police predatory lending.As part of CFPB’s Fall 2018 Semiannual Report issued in February that outlined the bureau’s work, Kraninger stated, “‘As I begin my stewardship of the CFPB, I will be moving forward with the agency to make sure the American people have access to the financial products and services that best suit their individual needs, the financial institutions that serve them are competing on a level playing field and the marketplace is innovating in ways that enhance consumer choice.” Prior to this morning’s hearing, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), the Committee’s Chairman, said, “During this hearing, I look forward to hearing more about Director Kraninger’s priorities for the CFPB in the upcoming work period; additional legislative or regulatory opportunities to provide widespread access to financial products and services; and steps that could be taken to increase the protection of consumers’ financial and other sensitive information.”He also took note of the positive changes in recent years under new leadership. However, he urged that the CFPB must ensure that the “collection of consumer information is limited, information is retained only as long as is absolutely necessary to fulfill the CFPB’s obligations and that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect it.”“Data privacy is another issue that the Committee will spend significant time on this Congress. Americans are rightly concerned about how their data is collected and used, and how their data is secured and protected by both government agencies and private companies. I have long raised concerns about big data collection by the CFPB, especially with respect to credit card and mortgage information,” Crapo added. 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