Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) 2013 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.
Oxfam is launching its first push into the mass participation market with a major new fundraiser, Dressed by the Kids Day.The first ever Dressed by the Kids Day takes place on 29th April. It will see Oxfam challenge the nation to let children choose their wardrobe for the day and to raise sponsorship via text for doing so.Dressed by the Kids Day aims to raise £500,000 to support Oxfam’s fight against poverty.People can sign up from 21st March via www.oxfam.org.uk/dressedbythekids and participants will receive a unique text code to allow their family and friends to sponsor them. The charity is also launching dedicated Dressed by the Kids Day Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to build momentum through encouraging people to post photos and updates with the hashtag #DressedByTheKids.The event is supported by a number of celebrities including Simon Pegg, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jamelia, and Nina Wadia (pictured), who will be styled by their children and photographed by celebrity photographer Rankin as part of the campaign.Tim Hunter, head of fundraising for Oxfam, said:“Transform your look and transform lives. That’s Oxfam’s offer to families with our first-ever Dressed by the Kids Day on April 29th. Have fun and help raise £500,000 for Oxfam.” 172 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 14 March 2016 | News 173 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 Oxfam launches major fundraiser Dressed by the Kids Day Tagged with: fundraising events Oxfam About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber Censorship Figures RSF_en News News Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the state of health of online journalist and writer Huang Xiaomin, who has been detained since March 2009 in the southwestern province of Sichuan and is due to be tried on 1 February. “We urge the authorities to drop the charges against him and free him at once,” the organisation said.Huang Xiaomin was arrested by the Jinniu district public security bureau in connection with his coverage of a 23 February demonstration outside the intermediate people’s court in the provincial capital of Chengdu for the release of cyber-dissident Huang Qi, the creator of the Tianwang website and human rights network, who has been unjustly detained since June 2008.A contributor to several independent websites, Huang Xiaomin is accused of “disturbing the social order” although all he did was take photos of the dozen or so protesters. He has been held since April in a detention centre in the city of Leshan. His family has never been given a copy of any arrest warrant.“It is unacceptable that Huang Xiaomin is being kept in prison despite having serious health problems,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The judges must take account of his poor health and the fact that he did nothing violent in the course of exercising his right to free expression.”His sister, Huang Xiaoqin, is very concerned as he was already suffering from a stomach ulcer prior to his arrest and prison conditions do not permit proper treatment of his condition. The lack of appropriate medical care could lead to serious complications.She has not received any news of him for some time aside from the fact that the judicial authorities are scheduled to begin examining his case on 1 February.Around 100 journalists and cyber-dissidents are currently detained in China. March 12, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on China Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts to go further January 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Online journalist and writer to be tried for covering demonstration News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific
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. in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News, Secondary Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Auction.com Carrington Holding Company cwcot FHA HUD LoanCare ServiceLink SitusAMC Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Industry Experts Discuss CWCOT Changes The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Subscribe Industry Experts Discuss CWCOT Changes Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Industry experts expect HUD’s recent updates to the CWCOT program to help improve efficiencies and minimize losses, according to a complimentary DS News webinar that was presented this week by Auction.com.You can watch a recording of the webinar here.The webinar, entitled “CWCOT Update: What Servicers Need to Know,” aired Tuesday afternoon, attracting an audience of mortgage servicing and property preservation professionals interested to learn more about the changes to the Claims Without Conveyance of Title program.Wes G. Isley, Senior Managing Director of Carrington Holding Company LLC, moderated the conversation, which outlined the history of the program, as well as details of what the recent changes, outlined in a HUD mortgagee letter, mean from an operations standpoint.The CWCOT program began in 2013 as an FHA claim option in which insurance benefits are paid to a mortgagee, after the sale of the property to a third-party purchaser at foreclosure of the FHA-insured mortgage, or through post-foreclosure sales efforts.“For some 85 years … FHA has supported the housing market through just about every regional and national economic cycle,” said Tim Rood, Head of Industry Relations for SitusAMC.FHA’s success at minimizing losses “are less notable,” he said—hence the much-anticipated changes, which had been campaigned for by industry groups such as the National Mortgage Servicing Association.As the FHA explained in a July statement, these latest CWCOT enhancements take into consideration public feedback received earlier this year when a first draft was posted on the Single-Family Housing Drafting Table.The enhancements will make FHA’s CWCOT program “more viable for foreclosure sales associated with defaulted FHA-insured mortgages,” the FHA added in the same statement.Jesse Roth, SVP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at Auction.com, detailed some of the more significant changes, which include allowing mortgagees to submit eviction costs and certain eligible property preservation expenses incurred during post-foreclosure sales opportunities.“This means that you aren’t out of pocket on these properties if they sell through second chance, and also means you should start eviction proceedings immediately,” Roth explained.He also discussed changes to the appraisal allowance—a second appraisal upon vacancy for a property that had an exterior-only appraisal, where an interior appraisal could not be obtained is now permitted.“HUD will reimburse the cost of a new appraisal if the first was exterior only, and reset the [Commissioner’s Adjusted Fair Market Value] CAFMV based on the new appraisal,” Roth said.“Getting the property vacant faster means you’ll be able to reset the CAFMV before you hit the conveyance deadline,” he added. “This fixes one of the largest structural issues with the CWCOT program.”There exists “real excitement about the changes within the servicing community,” said the final panelist, Dave Worrall, President of LoanCare, a ServiceLink company, who went into specifics related to putting the new CWCOT standards into practice.”A lot must be done to implement [the changes],” he said. “Like with any change, compliance is key.” Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post Previous: Fannie Mae’s Doug Duncan Discusses Economic Landscape Next: How COVID-19 Is Reshaping the Market Auction.com Carrington Holding Company cwcot FHA HUD LoanCare ServiceLink SitusAMC 2020-08-05 Christina Hughes Babb August 5, 2020 1,546 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb
Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pearse Doherty looks set to top the poll in the Donegal constituency in next month’s general election, according to a new opinion poll.The Sinn Féin TD is likely to receive 27% first-preference votes according to a new TG4/Ipsos MRBI poll.It’s predicted that Doherty’s expected surplus could help his colleague Pádraig Mac Lochlainn regain the seat he lost in the last election.Fine Gael’s Joe McHugh is the second most popular candidate among those polled, with 17% of first-preference votes.According to the poll, the last seat could come down to a battle of transfers between one of the Fianna Fáil candidates and current Independent TD Thomas Pringle.Green Party candidate Michael White and Independent candidate John O’Donnell both polled at 4% while Independent candidate Peter Casey polled at 2%.Independent Arthur McGuinness was not included in the poll as he only filed his nomination papers on Monday.The opinion poll was carried out on Monday and Tuesday of this week with 550 people surveyed.There’s a margin of error of up to plus or minus four percentage points.This is the first of TG4/Ipsos MRBI constituency poll for the general election with more expected to be released in the coming weeks. By News Highland – January 24, 2020 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Doherty looks set to top the poll in Donegal Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Elections 2020Homepage BannerNews Twitter Previous articleJason Quigley feeling good after latest California winNext article‘Every ounce of training put to the test in overnight rescue’ News Highland Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook
Ice stream retreat following the LGM and onset of the west Greenland current in Uummannaq Trough, west Greenland
The deglacial history and oceanography of Uummannaq Trough, central West Greenland continental shelf, was investigated using foraminiferal, sedimentological, and bathymetric records together with a radiocarbon chronology, providing a timeline for the retreat of glacial ice after the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). To map ice stream retreat, data were collected from cores from the outer (JR175-VC45 and JR175-VC43) and inner (JR175-VC42) Uummannaq Trough. A large ice stream, fed by confluent glaciers draining the interior of the Greenland Ice Sheet, extended across the outer shelf during the LGM and was in retreat by 15.0 cal kyr BP. Foraminiferal data indicate that the ‘warm’ West Greenland Current (WGC) was established prior to 14.0 cal kyr BP, which is the hitherto earliest record of Atlantic Water found on the West Greenland shelf. For each of the cores, foraminifera indicate that ice sheet retreat was followed quickly by incursion of the WGC, suggesting that the warm water may have enhanced ice retreat. Prior to the Younger Dryas cold event, the radiocarbon chronology indicates that the ice sheet retreated to the mid-shelf, where it subsequently stabilised and formed a large grounding-zone wedge (GZW). After the Younger Dryas, around 11.5 cal kyr BP, the ice retreated rapidly from the GZW and into the fjords.
Tags: Alliance of American Football/Salt Lake Stallions/San Antonio Commanders Woodrum passed for 229 yards, one touchdown and one interception in defeat. Salt Lake fell to 2-and-5 and returns home to host the San Diego Fleet on Saturday. Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (San Antonio, TX) — Salt Lake quarterback Josh Woodrum threw an interception on the potential game-tying two-point conversion in the fourth quarter as the Stallions fell to the Commanders 19-15 on Saturday in San Antonio. Written by March 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Stallions Lose Heartbreaker To Commanders
A suspected sex trafficking ring in Oxford was far larger than previously feared, according to police.Reports suggest that as many as 50 young girls have come forward claiming to have been exploited, following the high profile arrests of thirteen Oxford residents last month.It was originally thought there were 24 victims, aged between 11 and 16 years, but more girls have since contacted the police alleging they were also abused.Thames Valley Police have also made two more arrests in connection with the ongoing inquiry, bringing the total to 15 people.A 39 year old man was arrested on Tuesday 10th April on suspicion of grooming and has been released on police bail until 10 May. He was out of the country when officers made the original arrests on 22 March.A 40 year old woman was arrested on Wednesday 11th April on suspicion of grooming but was released without charge.The news follows Operation Bullfinch, led by Thames Valley Police and assisted by Oxfordshire County Council, which revealed that a “criminal gang” of had groomed, drugged and raped vulnerable individuals over a period of six years. Thirteen men were arrested.Esther Davidson, from the group Oxford Community Against Trafficking said, “The essential thing to realise is that human trafficking and sexual exploitation are happening on an appalling scale – not just in places like Eastern Europe or Cambodia, but in towns and cities right across Britain. We are not immune. Members of our society are involved. “But because this is a hidden crime, we all need to keep our eyes open. If you are concerned that someone might be being coerced into exploitation, you can tell Crimestoppers safely and anonymously. The good news is that anyone can make a difference. And students have a particular role to play in raising awareness. We need every creative way of waking people up.”OUSU’s Vice President for women, Yuan Yang, added, “Sex trafficking and forced prostitution stem from treating people as objects, not as humans. We can all stand against sexual violence by making sure to demonstrate respect to other human beings in our own lives. This can be as simple as making sure that people we have sex with are fully consenting, or as courageous as calling someone out on a sexually abusive joke.”Last month Oxford residents Zehsan Ahmed, Kamar Jamil, Akhtar Dogar, Anjum Dogar, Mohammed Karrar and Bassan Karrar were all charged for crimes relating to child explotation.The other seven men who had previously been arrested and bailed in connection with the inquiry answered their bail on Thursday 12th April and it has been extended until 7 June.
An innovative app for survivors of sexual assault called ‘First Response’, created by groups of women in Oxford, has been launched.The app is centred around helping survivors and their friends as supporters both in the short-term and long-term of surviving the emotional traumas triggered from their experience of such violence. These include being able to call the police, getting medical help, and contacting sexual assault referral centres.On logging into the app, iPhone and Android users are given a list of ‘optional’ ways to respond to rape, assault, harassment and other forms of sexual violence. The app is also intended to raise awareness about the issue of sexual assault, providing answers and legal definitions to frequently asked questions, such as “What is sexual consent?” and “What is sexual violence?”Students collectively coded the app over ten months under a joint initiative between the It Happens Here campaign, Code4Rights and Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. Code4Rights was responsible for training these students to code the app, most of whom had next to no experience in this field.Eden Tanner and Tiana Dias, co-chairs of the It Happens Here campaign, told Cherwell, “The First Response app is a critical piece of technology, which will revolutionise how survivors and supporters in Oxford are able to access information about their options following an incident of sexual violence. It’s so important that we tackle this huge problem from all angles, and empowering survivors with information is a critical step towards this. Also, by creating a culture where everyone is responsible for supporting survivors and fighting rape culture, we hope to challenge the dominant conversation.”Tanner added, “The First Response app revolutionises how survivors can access support, and how we as a community can all take responsibility to be ready and prepared to help someone in distress. Our vision is to have every student, staff member, and person in the wider Oxford community have access to the app, and the help and support it offers.”The making of the app was partially funded by the University’s IT Innovation Challenges, which aims at giving money towards student projects with digital technology to better the experience of Oxford for members of the university.Catherine Paxton, the University’s director of Student Welfare and Services, told Cherwell, “The creativity and drive which It Happens Here and Code4Rights have demonstrated in bringing the First Response app to fruition is inspirational and spurs on everyone in Oxford working to create a safe university environment.“Oxford University is committed to creating a safe university environment for all students and staff and has been working together with students to offer timely, informed, and appropriate support for those who have experienced sexual violence. I am proud that the University through its IT Innovation Challenges could play an enabling role in this pioneering project, and strongly encourage colleagues to access this rich resource which will help us better support students.”