Revenue edges up at Aspire Global in Q1

first_img Aspire Global has put a 1.5% year-on-year rise in revenue in the first quarter primarily down to an increase in demand for its products in the UK, Irish and wider European markets, though the gaming solutions supplier saw net profit drop during the period.Revenue for the three months through to 31 March 2020 amounted to €33.7m (£29.5m/$36.7m), up from €33.2m in the corresponding period last year.From the start of 2020, Aspire reported a new B2B sub-segment to include its games business, encompassing the Pariplay operation that was consolidated in October last year.B2B net gaming revenue increased by 13.3% to €24.4m and 16.7% to €22.7m excluding inter-segment revenues. This was boosted by the launch of two B2B brands in Q4 of 2019, which Aspire said performed better than expected in the first quarter.In addition, three new partner deals were signed for the platform offering in the quarter, while two new brands were launched on the platform, a sport vertical was added to an existing partner and a successful migration was completed.Looking at the B2C segment, which represents Aspire’s proprietary brands, net gaming revenue fell by 19.7% year-on-year to €11.0m, primarily due to lower revenue in the UK and Ireland, as well as the Nordics as a result of changes to regulation.Taking a closer look at geographical performance in Q1, and though Aspire saw overall revenue from the Nordics slip 39.2% to €4.5m, it noted growth across all other markets.UK and Ireland revenue climbed by 25.5% to €5.9m after Aspire said it was able to adapt to new regulatory requirements announced in Q4 of 2019, while revenue from the rest of Europe climbed by 7.4% to €21.7m and rest of the world revenue jumped by 77.8% to €1.6m.Aspire also noted that the global outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) had an impact on revenue towards the end of the quarter, in terms of sports betting activities. However, as sports only represented 7.5% of total revenue in Q1, with Aspire’s operations directed towards mainly casino, the overall impact was minimal.That said, in March, Aspire set out how it had taken proactive measures to help reduce the risk for employees and also ensure business continuity during the ongoing pandemic.Looking at spending in the quarter and operating expenses were up slightly from €26.4m in Q1 of 2019 to €27.4m this year.Distribution expenses were the main outgoing for Aspire, with these costs rising 5.1% to €22.6m mainly due to the consolidation of Pariplay. Distribution costs excluding Pariplay fell by 4.7% to €20.5m, though the new games segment added €2.1m in fees.Administrative spending was up 5.4% to €3.9 million, as Aspire committed more funds to investments in the technology, customer support and compliance departments, including recruitments in addition to the consolidation of Pariplay. Gaming duties were down from €1.5m in Q1 of 2019 to €908,000 this year.However, Aspire also noted higher costs elsewhere during the quarter, including in terms of amortisation and depreciation, with this climbing by 45.4% to €1.3m, which left it with an operating profit of €3.9m, compared to €5.2m last year.When taking into account higher finance expenses of €2.1m, up from €915,000 as a result of unfavourable currency exchange rates, this meant pre-tax profit fell from €5.2m to €2.8m. After tax, net profit amounted to €2.5m, down 49.0% from €4.9m in 2019.After also considering the impact of Aspire’s share in the results of associated companies, which amounted to €187,000, comprehensive net income for the period stood at €2.4m, down 41.5% from €4.1m last year.Reflecting on the Q1 results, chief executive Tsachi Maimon was upbeat, praising Aspire for its ability to post an increase in revenue despite the ongoing Covid-19 situation.He also suggested the pandemic could in fact have a positive impact on finances moving forward, with more players moving to online casino due to the cancellation of sports events and temporary closure of land-based gaming facilities around the world.“In the quarter we saw limited impact from the pandemic,” he said. “However, as a consequence of the pandemic, players choose online entertainment over land-based, and in April total trading volumes increased to about €13.5m, which is about 20% higher than the average monthly trading volume in Q1 2020.“The world is going through challenging times during the pandemic. Early in the quarter we took proactive measures to reduce the health risks for the employees and to ensure business continuity. Thanks to a robust underlying business and dedicated employees, service levels remained high.”Maimon also said how Aspire will continue its focus on geographic expansion in Q2 and beyond, with licence applications and launches planned for markets all over the world.“We are preparing ourselves for license applications in the Netherlands Q1 2021 and in Germany Q3 2021,” he said. “We are also preparing to launch our games and aggregation platform in four new markets in 2020; we will be targeting Italy and Spain in Q2 2020 and New Jersey and Switzerland in Q3 or Q4 2020.”In terms of merger and acquisition activity, though this has been impact by the pandemic, Maimon said Aspire continues to seek out options that could help to improve its business.“We continue our active search for acquisitions and new projects that could broaden the offering for players, enhance the scale benefits of the platform or accelerate the B2B growth,” he said. “It is our clear target to control more parts of the value chain in order to enable our partners to achieve their full potential.“We have been successful in securing business continuity during the pandemic and continue the execution of our growth strategy, capitalising on our complete igaming offering.” Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines 5th May 2020 | By contenteditor Casino & games Aspire Global has put a 1.5% year-on-year rise in revenue in the first quarter primarily down to an increase in demand for its products in the UK, Irish and wider European markets, though the gaming solutions supplier saw net profit drop during the period. 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IPL 2020 : All you want to know about Orange Cap,…

first_img PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Sport News No.PlayerMInsOvRunsWktsBBIAvgEconSR4w/5w RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – September 26, 2020 Football 3Mayank Agarwal 2201158957.580143.750/111/4 Cricket 2    KL Rahul221153132*15388173.861/07/7 2Sam Curran33128853/3317.607.3314.400/0 3Mumbai Indians210020.993 7SunRisers Hyderabad10100-0.5 5AB de Villers220795139.548164.580/18/3 No.TeamsPlayedWonLostN/RPointsNRR  No.PlayerMInsNORunsHSAvgBFSR100/504s/6s 1Faf du Plessis3311737286.50116149.130/216/8 Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beat Belinda Bencic to clinch title Cricket Esports WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’ 8Kolkata Knight Riders10100-2.45 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsored 4Rohit Sharma22092804664143.750/15/6 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Verratti returns for Italy, Ampadu starts for Wales, check full line-ups; Follow Live Updates, 3Mohd Shami227.23243/158.004.3611.000/0 TAGSIPL 2020IPL 2020 LIVE SCOREIPL 2020 Orange CapIPL 2020 Points TableIPL 2020 Purple CapIPL Live streamingipl orange capIPL purple cap SHAREcenter_img IPL 2020 Orange Cap Leaderboard Faf du Plessis continued to fetch run for his franchise. In the clash against Delhi, the former South Africa skipper skipper scored 43 from 35 runs but was unable to find support from his teammates. He stands as the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 173 runs from three games. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerCapitals led by Shreyas Iyer produced a brilliant all-round show as they defeated Chennai Super Kings by 44 runs. With this win, Delhi Capitals are yet to be beaten in the tournament and they now stand at the top of the points table. They are the only team which has registered victory in 2 out of 2 matches played in the first week of IPL 2020. Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab stand at the second position, while the third and fourth position are held by Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals respectively.IPL 2020 Teams Point Table Facebook Twitter 5Chennai Super Kings31202-0.840 6Royal Challengers Bangalore21102-2.175 PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India 4Yuzvendra Chahal2284343/1810.755.3712.000/0 PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO IPL 2020 Points Table, Standings : The first week of IPL 2020 is finished and now the league is getting into its second week. The IPL 2020 is off to a rocking start as the first week saw some scintillating performance by the bowlers and batsman. Let’s see, where teams and players are standing in the IPL 2020 points table, Orange and Purple Cap leaderboards. Delhi All you want to know about the IPL 2020 points table, Orange Cap and Purple Cap leaderboard, check here WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway take Kiwis past fifty; NZ 57/0 (29 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Football IPL 2020 : All you want to know about Orange Cap, Purple Cap, IPL 2020 Points table after first week of IPL IPL 2020 Purple Cap LeaderboardKagiso Rabada started off with a brilliant over for his side in the clash against CSK. He then went on to finish the match by removing both MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja in the final over. He now stands at top position among the bowlers with five wickets from five matches. Cricket 2Kings XI Punjab211022.425 4Rajasthan Royals110020.800 5Sheldon Cottrell2274142/1710.255.8510.250/0 CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020SportSport News Football Previous articleIPL 2020 : No room for ‘Suresh Raina’s comeback’ declares Chennai Super Kings CEONext articleISL 2020: FC Goa rope in Australian defender James Donachie Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 1Delhi Capitals220041.100 Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Must-win game for both teams, Kickoff at 9.30PM IST; Follow Live Updates 1Kagiso Rabada2285453/2610.806.759.600/0 PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to knowlast_img read more

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Misguided antics and a huge punch – Comparisons emerge between Marler and Haouas bans

first_imgFriday Mar 13, 2020 Misguided antics and a huge punch – Comparisons emerge between Marler and Haouas bans Joe Marler’s ten-week ban for the now infamous groin grab of Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones does not compute with some people when compared to other bans handed out this week.ADVERTISEMENTThe Harlequins loosehead was expected to be punished, not only because this did contravene World Rugby Law 9.27, but because an example had to be set in this unprecedented case, regardless of his intentions or attitude.With the low-end entry point for such an offence being a 12-week ban, Marler’s was reduced by three weeks (with a further one added on), which is what many people may have expected.However, confusion has arisen when comparing Marler’s ban to French tighthead Mohamed Haouas’ three-week suspension for punching Scotland’s Jamie Ritchie on Sunday, for which he saw red.The 25-year-old was initially given a six-week ban, but the disciplinary committee halved it based on his good conduct, guilty plea and relative inexperience on the Test stage, having only made his debut for France in February.Former England captain Will Carling shared a photo of the two offences on Twitter and said he is “struggling” with it. These sentiments have been echoed by many other figures in the game, particularly as the Frenchman’s intent was far worse.ADVERTISEMENTComparing bans for different offences in rugby is always a problematic procedure that often creates more confusion, and this instance is a perfect example. Even comparing bans for similar offences is dangerous ground to tread on.It must be noted that Haouas actually received the mid-range punishment for his offence (Law 9.12), while Marler received the low-end for his.FOUL PLAY: What the disciplinary committees said about Marler, Lawes and TuilagiThe Englishman’s case was always going to be complex one though, as there was no malicious intent, particularly compared to the Montpellier man. But those are ultimately World Rugby’s laws, although that may not suffice for many.ADVERTISEMENTThe bans mean Haouas can return to playing in mid April, while Marler will be out of the game until June. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Report confirms root of Detroit foreclosure crisis

first_imgA powerful report on Detroit’s foreclosure crisis was published in the Detroit News June 25-27. (See tinyurl.com/ncymc9f.) The articles were the product of months of investigation by reporters Joel Kurth and Christine McDonald. They document what Workers World newspaper has stated for years: The banks are responsible for the destruction of Detroit’s neighborhoods and the loss of 240,000 residents since 2005.McDonald and Kurth set out the following facts:1. More than one in three Detroit homes have been foreclosed in the past 10 years. Since 2005, 139,699 of Detroit’s 384,672 homes have been foreclosed because of mortgage defaults or unpaid taxes.2. There have been 65,000 mortgage foreclosures since 2005. This doesn’t include so-called zombie foreclosures in which lenders initiated foreclosure, and may have evicted tenants, but abandoned proceedings before they were complete. Zombie foreclosures were more prevalent in Detroit than anywhere else in the United States.3. Fifty-six percent of all mortgage foreclosures are now blighted properties or have been foreclosed again for nonpayment of taxes; 13,000 homes are slated for demolition at a projected cost of $195 million.4. Of the 84,000 properties on the city’s blight list, 76 percent are foreclosures.5. Homes sold for $22,000 on average in Detroit in 2014, down 73 percent from the peak before the housing crash and the lowest among 50 big cities. Detroit’s decline in property values cost homeowners an estimated $1.3 billion in lost personal wealth.6. Detroit’s population fell by nearly 240,000 residents from 2000 to 2010, with the bulk of the population loss occurring after 2005.How did the crisis happen?Kurth and McDonald show how mass foreclosures in Detroit were a direct product of massive subprime lending in the city. Of all mortgages written in 2005 in Detroit, 68 percent were subprime, compared to 27 percent statewide and 24 percent in the U.S.Subprime loans have interest rates at least 3 percent above benchmarks established by government and various lending indexes. In Detroit, however, the interest rates were far higher. Subprime loans were usually written with low initial teaser rates.These low interest rates would soon adjust upward to an unaffordable payment for homeowners, leading to mortgage defaults and foreclosures. Many studies have documented how people of color and women were targeted for these predatory subprime loans.In Detroit, which formerly enjoyed the highest rate of African-American homeownership of any U.S. city, $4 billion in subprime loans were written in the four years before the 2008 housing and financial crash. In Detroit, 78 percent of foreclosed homes financed through subprime loans are now in poor condition or tax foreclosed.All banks and lenders were active participants in the subprime market because the rate of profit on subprime loans when sold to investors was eight times greater than the comparable rate on traditional fixed-rate loans.Federal government and tax foreclosuresFannie Mae and Freddie Mac, government corporations operated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, are listed as the foreclosing entity on 7,700 homes in Detroit, of which 46 percent and 58 percent are respectively blighted or abandoned.The Federal Housing Authority was listed as the foreclosing entity on 2,453 homes in Detroit, of which half are blighted or abandoned. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA stand behind the banks that actually foreclose on homes, with the government then paying the banks the full value of the inflated mortgage after foreclosure.McDonald and Kurth’s series demonstrates the relationship between the mortgage foreclosures occurring in 2005 to 2010 and the property tax foreclosures that predominate today. Many of the banks sold homes after foreclosure at prices tens of thousands of dollars below the loan values and thousands of dollars below the values upon which the property taxes were assessed.The purchasers of the homes, such as investors who purchased blocks of Detroit homes for a very minimal price, never paid the property taxes on these homes. Therefore many homes that originally were subject to mortgage foreclosures are now subject to property tax foreclosures as well. In the meantime, the homes remained vacant and were vandalized, and now are blighted and slated for demolition.Had the banks worked with homeowners to modify their subprime mortgage loans, or reduced the amounts owed to the true value of the homes, the homeowners and their families would have been able to stay in their homes. The spiral of foreclosures and blight could have been avoided. Rational planning, however, never occurs to finance capital, whose only interest is maximizing profit with complete disregard to the human consequences.Coalition demands moratoriumThe Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs first raised the demand for a moratorium or halt on all foreclosures and foreclosure-related evictions in 2007, when the crisis was just starting to unfold.A coalition member got invited to a televised town hall meeting on Michigan’s economic crisis with liberal Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm. The Moratorium NOW! representative explained to Granholm that under Michigan law she could declare a state of emergency and impose a moratorium to halt all foreclosures.He told the governor about the 1930s’ Michigan foreclosure moratorium that lasted for five years during the Depression. Foreclosures were banned then and courts were mandated to set payments based on families’ ability to pay. The Michigan moratorium law and similar moratoria in 25 other states were upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.Gov. Granholm’s response to putting a moratorium on foreclosures: “The banks wouldn’t like it.” A bill calling for a two-year moratorium was then introduced by State Senator Hansen Clarke, but it was stonewalled in the Legislature by Republicans and Democrats alike.The coalition has stated many times: Had a moratorium on foreclosures been implemented in 2007, 139,000 Detroit homes would have avoided foreclosure, the population would still be close to 1 million, and the homeownership rate in the city would not have plunged from the highest to the lowest in the country. Instead, as McDonald and Kurth point out, Detroit and Michigan political leaders refused to take on the banks in any way, shape or form.The people’s lost wealthKurth and McDonald’s series estimated that the foreclosure epidemic caused by the banks’ predatory lending practices has cost the city of Detroit approximately $500 million, with $195 million to tear down vacant homes and $300 million in lost property tax revenue.But that is a fraction of the actual cost.Detroit’s decline in property values cost Detroiters an estimated $1.3 billion in lost personal wealth. When 240,000 residents are driven out of the city and the wealth of the remaining residents is decimated, their income tax dollars and the money they spend on purchases within the city are lost as well.In addition, the same banks which caused the destruction of Detroit’s neighborhoods then placed the city itself in predatory bond deals, often tied to interest rate swaps. The city lost approximately $1 billion to the banks in these swaps, as has been outlined previously in Workers World.Today, approximately 20,000 occupied Detroit homes are facing tax foreclosure, with 25,000 other families facing de facto eviction through water shutoffs.The state, under reactionary Gov. Rick Snyder, is sitting on $200 million in unspent federal Helping Michigan’s Hardest-Hit Homeowners Funds — funding earmarked to help distressed homeowners stay in their homes. Rather than release these funds to pay off delinquent property tax and water bills, this money is being diverted to Detroit’s “blight task force” to tear down homes instead.The blight task force is run by Dan Gilbert, owner of Quicken Loans, a lender which has been charged by the Justice Department with fraudulent lending in connection with FHA loans and the responsible party for over 500 blighted homes resulting from Quicken Loan foreclosures.Thus, the banks are being paid to tear down the blight they caused by their predatory lending policies, with funds that are supposed to be dedicated to preserving homeownership.Take it from the banks, not the peopleThe Moratorium NOW! Coalition is demanding that there be an immediate moratorium on all tax foreclosures and water shutoffs in Detroit and that the federal Hardest-Hit Homeowners Funds be released and used for their stated purpose — to keep families in their homes by paying off delinquent tax and water bills.Moratorium NOW! is also demanding the banks pay reparations to the city of Detroit for the destruction they caused, in the form of a $2 billion payment which can be used to implement a jobs program putting young people to work rebuilding homes and neighborhoods throughout the city.The coalition is asking activists from throughout the U.S. to come to Detroit this fall for a massive demonstration to Stop the Foreclosures, Stop the Water Shutoffs, and Save and Rebuild This African-American City.For more information, go to moratorium-mi.org, email [email protected], or call 313-680-5508.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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RSF condemns “witchhunt” against journalists in Turkey

first_img News Zaman had backed the Gülen Movement and had been very critical of the government for several years until placed under judicial control in March, when police stormed its headquarters and all of its employees were immediately fired. Thereafter, it adopted a pro-government editorial policy, lost most of its readers and ended up being closed down. Organisation Credit: Adem Altan / AFP to go further Help by sharing this information In both cases, no hard evidence was ever produced and the journalists ended up being released after long periods of provisional detention, in some cases lasting more than four years. July 27, 2016 RSF condemns “witchhunt” against journalists in Turkey Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Warrants for the arrest of 42 journalists had already been issued as part of the investigation into the Gülen Movement. The score of already detained journalists include the columnist Şahin Alpay, former Zaman editorial writer Nuriye Akman, well-known TV presenter Nazlı Ilıcak and former Hürriyet journalist Bülent Mumay. “We regret having to reiterate that criticizing the government and working for media outlets that support the Gülen Movement do not constitute evidence of involvement in the failed coup. If the authorities cannot produce more credible evidence, they are guilty of persecuting people for their opinions and that is unacceptable.” Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe In December 2011, 36 media workers were arrested as part of an investigation into the banned Union of Kurdistan Communities (KCK).Many other journalists were placed in detention from 2008 to 2013 on suspicion of being part of an alleged ultra-nationalist network called “Ergenekon.”center_img News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Many precedents show that Turkey’s judicial authorities often work on the basis of ideological association, accusing journalists of belonging to an armed organization if it can be claimed that their views resemble the positions espoused by the organization. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the purge against Turkey’s news media, which continues to assume increasingly alarming proportions ten days after an abortive coup d’état. At dawn today, the anti-terrorism police added 47 new names to the already long list of wanted journalists April 2, 2021 Find out more “It is hard to believe that these increasingly extensive roundups are being carried out with the sole legitimate aim of unmasking those behind the coup and their accomplices,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. RSF_en News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News April 2, 2021 Find out more The new wanted notices were issued on the basis of arrest warrants authorized by an Istanbul prosecutor. Those named (complete list here) are former employees of Zaman, a daily that used to support the US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen, whose followers are now accused of being behind the coup attempt.last_img read more

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BookTalk

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleOHS Band fundraiserNext articlePoetry slam set Friday admin Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Ellen Noël Art MuseumEllen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. Univerity Blvd., has scheduled BookTalk: The GoldFinch by Donna Tart from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.The book discussion will be led by Julie Roth, associate professor of English at Odessa College.The event is free and open to the public.Call 550-9696. Local News Twittercenter_img By admin – March 21, 2018 Pinterest ellen noel logo Twitter BookTalk Pinterestlast_img read more

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California Faces Affordability Challenges

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe September 16, 2019 1,275 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Affordability California rents 2019-09-16 Seth Welborn Previous: Housing Market Braces for Rate Cuts Next: What Weighs on Housing? Tagged with: Affordability California rents Home / Daily Dose / California Faces Affordability Challenges The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago California Faces Affordability Challenges About Author: Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Market Studies, Newscenter_img  Print This Post Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago California has the highest poverty rate in the nation, according to analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau, and according to Texas Public Policy Foundation VP Chuck DeVore on Forbes, California’s new rent control law will likely make things worse.“California’s new housing stock has been severely restricted by the state’s myriad of web of development fees, restrictive zoning rules, environmental laws—including greenhouse gas restrictions—and lawsuits,” DeVore said. “Now it’s about to get much worse, with statewide rent control further discouraging new investment in the state.”DeVore notes that the bill also strengthens already-strong tenant protections, now barring property owners from pursuing evictions without a government-approved reason. The California Association of Realtors said that the bill will, “…impose onerous standards upon small property owners and, in turn, exacerbate the state’s housing crisis.”“In 2018, California builders started construction on 116,400 single and multi-housing units, likely not enough to accommodate demand with what was expected to be about 125,000 new households in the state,” DeVore notes. “At this rate, it would take builders 122 years to completely turnover the state’s 14.3 million housing units. California’s 2018 construction starts were 31% below the state’s historical average since 1960.”There is good news for homeowners and buyers in California, though. CoreLogic reported that home sales in July grew from the year prior for the first time in a year. Growth was motivated by lower mortgage rates. Home prices across the state were less than 2% above last year, and prices in the Bay Area fell annually for the third-consecutive month.The nine-county San Francisco Bay Area saw the purchase of 7,404 new and existing houses and condos, which is a 2.2% year-over-year decline. Median-sales prices, though, fell 4.1%—the largest decline December 2011’s 10.5% drop.The report finds that an estimated 42,432 new and existing homes and condos were sold in July, which is a 5.1% increase from June and up 1.8% from July 2018. CoreLogic, however, stated that housing activity usually declines, with the average decline for the two months being 5.3%. Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Derry priest offers to meet dissidents

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Newsx Adverts Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Derry priest offers to meet dissidents By News Highland – April 26, 2011 Twitter Previous articleReal IRA to target Queen when she visits IrelandNext articleThree Donegal candidates await lengthy Seanad count News Highland center_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Derry Priest Fr Michael Canney is offering to meet with dissident republicans after yesterday’s Real IRA Derry statement, in which the dissident group threatened to kill more PSNI officers in the North.They also declared the Queen’s first visit to Ireland as an “insult” and claimed she was guilty of war crimes.Foyle MP Mark Durkan said the groups pretensions to legitimacy would impress nobody……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/06durk1.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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NLUJAA Gets Interim VC After Vice-Chancellor Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations Steps Down

first_imgNews UpdatesNLUJAA Gets Interim VC After Vice-Chancellor Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations Steps Down LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Aug 2020 1:11 AMShare This – xDirector of Judicial Academy, Assam & North Eastern Judicial Officers’ Training Institute, Aparna Ajitsaria, AJS, has been appointed as the interim Vice-Chancellor of the National Law University and Judicial Academy Assam (NLUJAA). She has taken charge as the interim VC of NLUJAA from August 3 onwards. The development has taken place after the erstwhile VC, Professor (Dr.) J S…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDirector of Judicial Academy, Assam & North Eastern Judicial Officers’ Training Institute, Aparna Ajitsaria, AJS, has been appointed as the interim Vice-Chancellor of the National Law University and Judicial Academy Assam (NLUJAA). She has taken charge as the interim VC of NLUJAA from August 3 onwards. The development has taken place after the erstwhile VC, Professor (Dr.) J S Patil stepped down during in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him . The Student Bar Council of the University had recently written to the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, who happens to be the Chancellor of the University, seeking Patil’s removal. NLUJAA Students Seek Removal Of Vice Chancellor Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations Subsequently, some faculty members also stated that “In the past, Prof. Patil has made sexist remarks and used sexually harassing language with the members of the faculty, both female and male”. The FIR against Dr.Patil has reportedly been filed under sections Sections 294(obscene acts in public), 354A(sexual harassment of women) and 509(Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), alleging that he had exposed his nudity to the neighbour’s female family members. Refuting the allegations, Dr.Patil told Legally India, “It is to tarnish the image of me and my University”. He also claimed that he has filed a counter-case against the complainants. Next Storylast_img read more

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Luxury ship makes surprise return to Killybegs

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – August 21, 2018 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The MS Queen Elizabeth is making a surprise return to Killybegs this morning. The luxury liner docked for the first time ever in Killybegs on 20 July 2018 to a great welcome from all and the many people who made their way to see the largest cruise ship the Killybegs port has ever seen.The ship was to have visited Stornoway in the Hebredies today, but in a last minute itinerary change, came to Killybegs instead.View from Queen Elizabeth’s Bridge Webcam this morningQueen Elizabeth’s position as registered this morning on www.marinetraffic.com. Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Luxury ship makes surprise return to Killybegs Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleDonegal people warned of huge delays for pope’s visit to KnockNext articleNo ambiguity about how allegations are handled in Raphoe Diocese – Bishop News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA In a statement welcoming the ship’s return, Donegal County Council says “Passengers and crew received a warm Donegal welcome on their first visit and the team from Killybegs Information Centre, Sinbad Marine, Donegal County Council Tourism Unit and other representatives were on hand with lots of great information about the area and details of local tours such as the popular ‘Hidden Gems’ tour. There is no doubt they will receive the same great welcome on their return visit.The MS Queen Elizabeth is the larger sister ship of the Queen Victoria, who visited Killybegs for the first time in May. She is just one of the many cruise ships stopping off in Killybegs this year, which generates excellent economic opportunities for businesses in Donegal. Some of the passengers spent their time in Killybegs while others took bus trips to Donegal Town, Sliabh Liag, Glencolmcille and surrounding areas.The new 300m pier was just perfect to accommodate the 92,000 tonne ship, which at 294m is twice as long as Croke Park. The Queen Elizabeth is the youngest of Cunard’s three ships. She has sailed around the world since her launch in 2010. Returning to Killybegs for a second visit is a significantly positive indication that cruise tourism continues to grow and there will is great potential to maximise this tourism opportunity in County Donegal”. Twitter Google+last_img read more

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