United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) Q12016 Presentation

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2016 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

11 Plc (MOBIL.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_img11 Plc (MOBIL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about 11 Plc (MOBIL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the 11 Plc (MOBIL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: 11 Plc (MOBIL.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company Profile11 Plc is the sole authorised distributor of Exxon Mobil fuel and lubricant brands in Nigeria. Formerly known as Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc, 11Plc produces and markets a range of petrochemicals which includes gasoline, motor oils, lubricants, marine fuel and jet fuel. The is one of 6 major petroleum product marketers in Nigeria and operates through over 250 retail outlets located in all 36 states in Nigeria. 11 Plc has a Lube Blending Plant with a capacity of 450 000 barrels per annum. It is regarded as one of the most sophisticated lube blending plants in Africa. The company dates back to 1907 when Socony Vacuum Oil Company sold Sunflower Kerosene. Its name changed to Mobil Oil Nigeria limited in 1951 and Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc in 1978. NIPCO Investment Company acquired a 60% stake in the business in 2016 and changed the name to 11 Plc (pronounced Double One Plc). 11 Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Vassilis Residence / VARDAstudio

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Eleonora Katakinaite+ 16 Share Projects Year:  Architects: VARDAstudio Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Eleonora KatakinaiteText description provided by the architects. The site is in Deftera, Nicosia. This specific site is an agricultural land where by planning laws you are only allowed to build one house. A very hilly, dry terrain all year round characterizes the plot.Save this picture!© Eleonora KatakinaiteRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaStudying the site we decided that the best position to put the house was on the very top of the hill, utilizing the views. As mentioned before, the house is positioned on the top of the hill where it naturally turns into a V-shaped Corner. Following the plot we marked out a V-shape plan, where all the functions were accommodated. The two “legs” of the plan, accommodate the public functions of the family i.e. living room, dining room and kitchen on one side, and the ‘private’ areas, the three main bedrooms, on the other side. . The two are connected together with a glass bridge. This very amphitheatrically v-shape configuration allows us to accommodate all the public outdoor spaces as swimming pool and barbeque areas in its naturally created cavity. Save this picture!© Eleonora KatakinaiteThe fact that the whole building is lifted up gives design flexibility. The design introduction of an indoor garden in the basement provides light to the spaces underneath (office space, games room, guest house) in such a way that they are not secondary rooms any more. These rooms actually become very evocative spaces as they are protected from the intensive heat of the sun.Save this picture!© Eleonora KatakinaiteProject gallerySee allShow lessEncants Market / JDS ArchitectsArticlesPride’s Rest / Lindsay Brown StudioArticles Share Vassilis Residence / VARDAstudioSave this projectSaveVassilis Residence / VARDAstudio Houses CopyHouses•Nicosia, CopyAbout this officeVARDAstudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNicosiaHousesPublished on September 12, 2010Cite: “Vassilis Residence / VARDAstudio” 12 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Vassilis Residence / VARDAstudio 2010 “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/77223/vassilis-residence-vardastudio Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/77223/vassilis-residence-vardastudio Clipboardlast_img read more

Bonairestraat Groningen / pvanb architecten

first_img 2008 Projects Bonairestraat Groningen / pvanb architecten Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/95467/bonairestraat-groningen-pvanb-architecten Clipboard CopyHouses, Apartments•Groningen, The Netherlands The Netherlands “COPY” Architects: pvanb architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project Bonairestraat Groningen / pvanb architectenSave this projectSaveBonairestraat Groningen / pvanb architecten Save this picture!Courtesy of pvanb architecten+ 14 Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officepvanb architectenOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingApartmentsHousingGroningenThe NetherlandsPublished on December 13, 2010Cite: “Bonairestraat Groningen / pvanb architecten” 13 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/95467/bonairestraat-groningen-pvanb-architecten Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. The family homes and apartment blocks designed by pvanb architects display brick architecture applied with great care and craftsmanship. They form a tangible translation of the varied residential programme, and continue the brick tradition of the pre-war and post-war tradition in an individual way with simple resources. Save this picture!Courtesy of pvanb architectenRecommended ProductsGlazedGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – IndianaStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Scalea MarblesMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – SP-LineThe new construction on the Bonairestraat represents the first phase of the restructuring of a block with obsolete architecture from the post-war reconstruction period. It lies in the so-called ‘Indische buurt’, at the interface of the pre-war and post-war city. In the street, the existing uniform residential programme has been replaced by two rows of single-family homes bearing a discount buy-back guarantee, which makes them ideally suited to starters on the housing market. Two compact apartment blocks stand on the inner courtyard behind these, each with six apartments for young people with an autism indication. These homes are reasonably sheltered from the street and other public space. The expressive exterior façades of the row houses and apartments are clearly akin, but nevertheless visualize the specific residential programme and the specific assignment issuing from their programme. The design solution adheres closely but naturally to both the urban planning assignment and the architectonic requirements of the context. The row housing and apartments are clearly anchored in their surroundings, but simultaneously form an enrichment of the traditional sober but refined brick buildings of the working-class neighbourhood. The main intention of the existing block has been retained and reinforced. To support the programme, an extra ‘incision’ has been made in the construction on the Bonairestraat, thus making the previously closed off inner area more accessible. The situation, form and elaboration of the row housing create a fluent transition to the semi-public inner courtyard which offers protection without being hermetically closed off from the neighbourhood and public life. Save this picture!Courtesy of pvanb architectenThe urban plan is supported by careful materialization and detailing, which make the distinction between the street and the inner courtyard convincingly tangible despite the block being opened up. The three-storey family homes have been divided into urban houses with a carport that also serves as a roof garden, and row-housing with a garden and storage area. However, the front façades of both rows have been taken as a single continuous wall, which is accentuated by a light over-measure in relation to the volume. The consequent dynamically designed wall consists of an extensive palette of brick patterns and variations in bonds, which produces a surprising visual wealth whereas only one colour of yellow- green brick has been used. The end and rear façades have been implemented in two shades of grey, just like the adjoining roofs. The soft grey tints bring a tranquil atmosphere to the landscaped inner courtyard which emphasizes the uniquely crafted apartment blocks. The brick architecture, applied with great care and expertise, literally articulated in the brickwork, thus forms a tangible translation of the varied residential programme. It continues the brick tradition of the pre-war and post-war context of the neighbourhood in an individual manner with simple resources.Project gallerySee allShow lessEgg House / Daihai FeiArticlesChess-club Building / Erick van EgeraatArticles Sharelast_img read more

Stretched House / Ruud Visser Architecten

first_img Projects “COPY” photographs:  René de WitPhotographs:  René de Wit 2015 Constructor: Architects: Ruud Visser Architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project Stretched House / Ruud Visser ArchitectenSave this projectSaveStretched House / Ruud Visser Architecten Houses Year:  The Netherlands Save this picture!© René de Wit+ 24 Share ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Aluminium Window Frames:Schuco, Lieftink, Schuco, LieftinkBuilding Cost Advisor:Maarten OosschotProject Architects:Ruud Visser + Fumi HoshinoCity:RijswijkCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© René de WitText description provided by the architects. Our client asked us to design a one story extension on the back-façade of a 1900th housing complex. Just like the extensions of the neighbours. However we noticed that the lack of space was not on the ground floor, but it was on the first floor (the bedrooms). The sleeping rooms of the children date back to 1900. In one of the rooms there wasn’t even space for an average single bed. Save this picture!© René de WitThat’s why we proposed to stretch the house completely by 2 meters. Just enough to make two average sized children bedrooms. Save this picture!Floor PlanBut the building regulations only permitted extensions on the ground floor not higher than 3 meters. We decided to write a letter to the Mayor and City Council Members, to convince them our plans were better for the future of the neighbourhood. And it worked! Save this picture!© René de WitThe house is situated on the Delftweg in Rijswijk and is part of a row of six houses. The houses make a characteristic ensemble, dating from around 1900 in the (for that time) popular cottage style. In spite of some small changes, the front-facade of the ensemble is still pretty much in original state. The back-facade however is cluttered by small sheds and one story extensions on the ground floor. All different in form and materialisation.Save this picture!Floor PlanBy literally stretching the house by (just) 2 meters, we could make two average sized children’s rooms on the first floor. And by doing that we created enough space on the ground floor to make a comfortable dinner room with kitchen. Save this picture!© René de WitWe left the facade as it was, with its characteristic 1900th features. But instead of several small windows, we made one big window separated into four parts by a cross shaped wooden frame. Every part of the window opens a different living area: on the first floor the two sleeping rooms, on the ground floor the kitchen and the dinner room.Save this picture!Detail SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessDavid Adjaye Awarded the 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MITArchitecture NewsBart Lootsma on Innsbruck, City Branding and “Geographical Urbanism”Interviews Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773271/stretched-house-ruud-visser-architecten Clipboard CopyHouses, Renovation, Extension•Rijswijk, The Netherlands Stretched House / Ruud Visser Architecten 2015 CopyAbout this officeRuud Visser ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationExtensionRijswijkThe NetherlandsPublished on September 09, 2015Cite: “Stretched House / Ruud Visser Architecten” 09 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Schouten Bouw, Leidschendam, Schouten Bouw, Leidschendam, Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773271/stretched-house-ruud-visser-architecten Clipboardlast_img read more

House Santa Maria / Pedro Henrique

first_img House Santa Maria / Pedro Henrique Projects Houses Architects: Pedro Henrique Area Area of this architecture project Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily House Santa Maria / Pedro HenriqueSave this projectSaveHouse Santa Maria / Pedro Henrique Save this picture!© José Campos+ 53Curated by Pedro Vada Share CopyHouses•Sanfins, Portugal Portugal 2017 CopyAbout this officePedro HenriqueOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanfinsPortugalPublished on March 01, 2018Cite: “House Santa Maria / Pedro Henrique ” 01 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  José CamposEngineering Of Wood And Concrete Structures:Célia ResendeCity:SanfinsCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposText description provided by the architects. Located in a rural context, but close to the historical and central center of Santa Maria da Feira, the project develops based on the recovery of an existing stone housing and the construction of a new concrete body interconnected through a wooden structure and wide openings in a frank dialogue with the outside and surrounding.Save this picture!© José CamposThe existing construction confines directly to the road and the terrain is delimited by a water line that confers greater breadth and beauty to the place. Along the road, the concrete wall interrupts the existing stone wall to give rise to the new entrance and consequently to the new body.Save this picture!© José CamposThe entrance of the house is the central and intermediate point of distribution that relates the two floors. The upper floor, dedicated to the private area, with the concrete volume destined to the rooms and sanitary facilities of the children and the stone volume destined for the parents’ room, the lower floor is intended for all social area and services.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© José CamposInside, we are surprised with the double right foot and the full transparency of the wooden body, with a broad view in contrast to the two bodies that make up the house. The materials in the interior are intended to have a simple white color on the walls, the wood on the floor and ceilings, allowed to create a comfortable environment where the simplicity is valued.Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Architecture of Washington DC’s Watergate Complex: Inside America’s Most Infamou…PublicationsIce Breakers Exhibition Brings Interactive Public Art to Toronto’s WaterfrontArchitecture News Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889872/house-santa-maria-pedro-henrique Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889872/house-santa-maria-pedro-henrique Clipboardlast_img read more

Activistas de Arizona condenan la decisión del Tribunal Supremo sobre inmigración

first_imgTucson, Ariz. — El dictamen del 25 de junio por el Tribunal Supremo confirmando la disposición “Muéstreme sus papeles” de la ley anti-inmigrante SB1070 de Arizona fue recibida inmediatamente con indignación y protesta en Phoenix y Tucson.En Phoenix, los/as manifestantes fueron a la oficina del racista sheriff Joe Arpaio y al Capitolio del Estado. En Tucson, los/as manifestantes se reunieron en una esquina de la intersección donde queda el edificio estatal y el tribunal federal donde se llevan a cabo las deportaciones en masa de la operación “Streamline”.Arizona está al frente del ataque antiinmigrante. Desde sus inicios como territorio robado de México, la historia de Arizona está plagada de racismo. La destrucción de barrios históricos— barrios latinos — allanó el camino para la expansión de las áreas metropolitanas de Phoenix y Tucson.Arizona fue uno de los últimos estados en promulgar un día festivo en honor al Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fue sólo después de una masiva protesta pública, incluyendo un boicot del Estado y trasladando el Súper Bowl de 1993 fuera de Phoenix, lo que obligó a actuar a la legislatura. Hasta el día de hoy, el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucson está bajo un plan de abolición de la segregación racial ordenada por el Tribunal. Esta orden de abolición se impuso primero en 1978, 24 años después de que se prohibiera la segregación, como consecuencia de una demanda que exponía el tratamiento racista y la educación inferior que recibían los/as latinos/as.En respuesta a la sentencia del Tribunal Supremo, el Centro de Acción Internacional de Tucson emitió la siguiente declaración:“El anuncio del Tribunal Supremo confirmando la disposición ‘Muéstreme sus papeles’ de la SB1070, continúa el asalto contra los/as latinos/as y las comunidades de inmigrantes de Arizona. Esta decisión no es sólo la legalización del perfil racial, sino que es una luz verde para el racismo y resultará en el aumento de terror por la policía y por la patrulla fronteriza contra las comunidades de color.“Todas las personas que están luchando por sobrevivir bajo el peso de la crisis económica capitalista deberían tomar nota de esta decisión. La legalización del perfil racial por el Tribunal Supremo no va a resolver ninguno de los urgentes problemas sociales que demandan atención.No proporcionará empleo, ni cuidado de salud, ni educación para el pueblo. No arreglará las escuelas, las carreteras o las otras infraestructuras decrépitas. En su lugar, se perderá el dinero que podría ser invertido en estos servicios sociales vitales, criminalizando y encarcelando a personas que lo que están haciendo es tratando de sobrevivir.“La gobernadora de Arizona Jan Brewer y el notoriamente racista sheriff Joe Arpaio han estado salivando sobre esto, esperando la oportunidad de llenar las cárceles con fines de lucro de sus amigos corporativos. Arpaio no ha escondido su intención de establecer puestos de control y redadas masivas tan pronto como se anunciara la sentencia, y la gobernadora envió un vídeo de formación a cada agencia de orden público en el estado, preparándolos para hacer cumplir las disposiciones en cuanto el tribunal dictaminara.“No podemos quedarnos pasivamente y permitir que el estado aísle y aterrorice a porciones de nuestra comunidad. Debemos unirnos con quienes están bajo ataque y hace retroceder el asalto que está dirigido hacia TODAS las personas. La táctica de dividir a las personas por el color de su piel, religión, identidad sexual o si poseen documentos específicos o no, es sólo un intento de desviar la atención de los verdaderos delincuentes y el problema real: los bancos, las corporaciones y la máquina de guerra que roban más y más de la riqueza mundial mientras que continuamente enfrentan trabajadores/as contra trabajadores/as y grupo contra grupo.“Debemos unirnos y luchar contra todo lo que intente dividirnos. El racismo, el sexismo, la intolerancia anti-homosexual – todo esto tiene que desaparecer. Debemos seguir ampliando la lucha contra la guerra, el racismo y el imperialismo y luchar por puestos de trabajo, legalización de los/as indocumentados/as, y el cuidado de la salud y educación para todos/as. Así como vemos los acontecimientos en Paraguay, donde otro golpe antipopular ha ocurrido, es imperativo que también nuestra lucha sea global.“Ahora es un buen momento para recordar esto: la historia demuestra que lo que importa es lo que sucede en las calles—no en los tribunales ni en la Casa Blanca. Eso es lo que finalmente decidirá la suerte del pueblo.“Sí se puede. La lucha continúa”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Supreme court drops charges of “false statements” against anti-Chávez columnist

first_img to go further News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives RSF_en April 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme court drops charges of “false statements” against anti-Chávez columnist The Venezuelan supreme court decided on 4 April to drop charges of “false statements” againstIbéyise Pacheco, a columnist and outspoken opponent of President Hugo Chávez’s government. The charges were brought by state prosecutor Didier Rojas in 2004 over a claim in her El Nacional column that a plot against Chávez opponents was planned in the presidential palace. The ruling was issued by Eladio Aponte Aponte, the supreme court judge in charge of the case, who found that the right of defence was not respected in earlier hearings.Reporters Without Borders welcomed the decision, given the current climate of tension and hostility between the government and the privately-owned news media, and said it could offer an opportunity to relaunch a dialogue in Venezuela about press rights.______________________________________________________________________23.03.06 – Release of two journalists offers chance for another look at controversial press laws Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the release of two journalists in the past few days, even if they are still awaiting trial, and suggested this was the right time to take another look at Venezuela’s press laws.Ibéyise Pacheco of the El Nacional daily was released from house arrest on 21 March, while Gustavo Azócar Alcalá, the presenter of the programme “Café con Azócar” on the Televisora del Táchira regional TV station and an El Universal correspondent, was released from a prison near San Cristóbal in the western state of Táchira on 22 March.“We hope these releases will help clear the air between the government and privately-owned news media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They should also offer the opportunity for both sides to undertake a concerted reexamination of the law on the social responsibility of the broadcast media and the criminal code reform law, which have provisions that violate press freedom.”The organisation added: “The need for this debate is underscored by the fact that the attorney-general has himself referred 25 of the new criminal code’s articles to the supreme court on the grounds of unconstitutionality.”An outspoken critic of President Hugo Chávez and his government, Pacheco was the target of two libel suits by Col. Angel Bellorín for claiming in her El Nacional column that he had used forged diplomas to become a lawyer. As a result of one of the lawsuits, she was initially given a nine-month prison sentence that was reduced on 15 March to house arrest with permission to continue working. Finally, the house arrest was lifted on 21 March.In the other case, she acknowledged to the plaintiff that she was wrong. Under article 492 of the criminal code, punishment is annulled when the plaintiff forgives the offence. Pacheco said the lawsuit was dropped after an arrangement was reached between the two sides.But Pacheco still faces prosecution on a charge of “false statements” brought by state prosecutor Didier Rojas over a claim in her “En Privado” column in El Nacional on 9 May 2003 that the kidnapping and execution of Chávez opponents had been planned in the presidential palace. She appeared before a Caracas court on 14 January on this charge and the case is still pending.Azócar has been charged with fraud and embezzling public funds as a result of a complaint brought by Táchira state governor Ronald Blanco La Cruz. On 7 March, a San Cristóbal judge ordered that he should be held in the nearby prison of Santa Ana until the investigation was completed. But his lawyers appealed and, in special hearing on 22 March, the judge reversed his decision and ordered Azócar’s release.Despite these encouraging developments, the law on the social responsibility of the broadcast media that was adopted on 24 November 2004 and the criminal code reform that took effect on 16 March 2005 (see our previous releases) continue to be a source of great tension between the government and privately-owned press. On 21 March, the head of the TV station Globovisión, Federico Ravell, asked the supreme court to quash the social responsibility law on the grounds that it “favours self-censorship.”The supreme court was already asked to overturn parts of the criminal code reform on 22 November in a petition from within the government, namely attorney-general Isaías Rodríguez. At the time of its adoption, Rodríguez said he found some of its provisions to be “excessively punitive.” In his petition, he asked the court to overturn 25 of the new criminal code’s 546 articles on the grounds of unconstitutionality, especially those concerning the crime of “insult.” The court has so far agreed to modify the form of these articles but has not yet ruled on their substance. VenezuelaAmericas Help by sharing this information VenezuelaAmericas Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of Ibéyise Pacheco of the El Nacional newspaper on 21 March and that of Gustavo Azócar Alcalá (photo) of the Televisora del Táchira regional TV station on 22 March, which should favour dialogue between the government and privately-owned press about the controversial law on the social responsibility of the broadcast media and the criminal code reform law. Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela News News News January 13, 2021 Find out more August 25, 2020 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Venezuela June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

$200B in Housing Assistance Included in Proposed HEROES Act

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The House of Representatives on Sunday passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act). The $3 trillion legislation was approved by a vote of 208-199. A summary by the American Action Forum states the HEROES Act would provide around $200 billion in additional housing assistance. The CARES Act provided financial and legal assistance for renters and mortgage holders with a federally-backed mortgage. The American Action Forum said the HEROES act expands the financial assistant and legal protection to “virtually all” renters and mortgage holders, including prohibiting foreclosure for non-payment for up to a year The proposed legislation would provide $75 billion to state housing agencies for them to make available to homeowners for assistance with mortgage payments, property taxes and insurance, utilities, and other costs. Also, mortgage holders would receive protections against forbearance for a period of 12 months, and forbearance would automatically be provided for up to 60 days for any borrower who fails to make a payment for 60 days. The American Action Forum states that, if requested by the borrowers, forbearance must be extended for up to one year. Among the provisions brought on by the CARES Act was mortgage forbearance plans by federal agencies. Black Knight’s latest numbers report nearly 9% of all mortgage loans are in forbearance as of May 15. This represents 4.7 million homeowners, which is up from 4.5 million loans from the prior week. The latest numbers have been enhanced to include loans that were in forbearance but not previously reported as “COVID-19-related.”About 7% of mortgage loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are now in forbearance, while 12.4% of FHA and VA-backed loans are in forbearance. Just over 9% of the portfolio and privately securitized loans are also in forbearance.In terms of loan numbers, that’s 27.9 million GSE loans, 12.1 million FHA and VA loans, and 13 million other mortgage loans.In total dollar amount across all loan types, the total unpaid principal balance on loans in forbearance is $1 trillion. Subscribe $200B in Housing Assistance Included in Proposed HEROES Act Home / Daily Dose / $200B in Housing Assistance Included in Proposed HEROES Act May 18, 2020 1,959 Views Previous: GSEs Update Foreclosure Prevention Actions Next: Sagent Announces New Hires Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Coronavirus Federal Government housing market 2020 2020-05-18 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Coronavirus Federal Government housing market 2020 Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. last_img read more

Island firefighters campaign for equal treatment

first_img By admin – May 14, 2016 There are calls for fire fighters on Donegal’s Islands to be treated equally to those on the main land.A recent meeting of the county’s Islands Committee was told that fire personal on the islands should be paid a retainer fee similar to most of those on the mainland.The issue was raised by Councillor Michael Colm Mac Giolla Easbuig who was told that there are no plans to change the status quo but was told a meeting of various groups would be held on the issue.The councillor is hopeful of a resolution…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/michislandfirefighters.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Island firefighters campaign for equal treatment Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Previous articlePSNI investigating criminal damage in DerryNext articlePostmasters renewing call for more government services admin HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more