CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) 2008 Annual Report

Posted On Jul 12 2021 by

first_imgCIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more


KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) 2019 Annual Report

Posted On Jul 12 2021 by

first_imgKenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) generates and sells electricity in Kenya and for consumption in East Africa sub-regions. Electricity is generated through hydro, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation plants with a combined installed capacity in excess of 1 600 megawatts. KenGen was incorporated in 1954 under the Companies Act as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda, as well as develop geothermal and other power generating facilities in the two countries. KPC sold electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power under a management contract. Following energy sectoral reforms in 1996, the management of KPC was separated from Kenya Power and a new enterprise was established called KenGen. The power utility owns 31 power-generating plants and operates in a liberalised power generation environment. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more


Could you be our 2017-18 Team of the Year?

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_imgSo can you crown the lot? If you think your side – whether men, women or youth – merits the Rugby World Team of the Year award, simply email [email protected] to explain why. Don’t delay, we’ll be selecting our new winner in the next few days.On the charge: Quade Boal carries for Eccleshall, our February 2018 Team of the Month (Rob Spurr) Off the canvas: Manchester RFC celebrate winning our Team of the Year trophy last season (Liz Baines) Reflected glory: Kyle Sinckler’s first club, Battersea Ironsides, are a previous winner (Getty)Ironsides won an historic treble that year, a feat matched by our 2016 Team of the Year Heriot’s. The Edinburgh club won the Premiership, Scottish Cup and Charity Shield, playing with a panache that lit up the game north of the border.“We can score from all areas of the pitch, which can make opponents feel uncomfortable,” their head coach Phil Smith told us.Now we need a team worthy of following in their footsteps and those of current holders Manchester. So, have you swept all opponents aside? Have you worked tirelessly to boost playing numbers, or even just survive? Have you a story to tell that could inspire others?If your team has impressed in one way or another over the 2017-18 campaign, seize the moment by nominating your team.Already this season we’ve seen monthly awards for Vale of Lune, a home-grown Lancaster club, and Edinburgh school George Watson’s College. We’ve rewarded Deri, from the Rhymney Valley, and Suffolk outfit Halstead Templars after they landed a first-ever trophy. We’ve acknowledged the thriving rugby hub that is Royal Wootton Bassett and the newly energised Staffordshire club Eccleshall. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img It’s time to decide the 2017-18 Rugby World Team of the Year. So if your team has stood out from the crowd this season, send in your nomination now Could you be our 2017-18 Team of the Year?Roll up, roll up! The Rugby World Team of the Year award will be decided in the coming days and we’re inviting amateur or semi-pro sides from across Europe to send in their entries.Manchester RFC took the honours last season after arresting a spectacular slide in swashbuckling style. The South Lancashire & Cheshire One trophy was tangible evidence that you can come back from the depths of despair and this season they’ve advanced their goal of being “the best amateur club we can be”, alongside consolidation in North One West.Our successful team will in all likelihood have claimed silverware this season, but success comes in many forms.For example, our 2012 winners Old Bristolians not only swept to a league and vase double but used the tragic death of second-team captain Robbie Stuart as a catalyst for rapid growth and selfless charity work. The club had raised nearly £140,000 for CLIC Sargent at the time of their Rugby World award.Powering on: Royal Wootton Bassett picked up one of our monthly awards (Nick Phipps Photography)Sale’s Josh Beaumont got his hands on the trophy in 2013 as captain of Durham University before it stayed in Surrey in successive years. Farnham, the club where Jonny Wilkinson started his amazing rugby journey, enjoyed success at both ends of the scale in 2014, with their thriving mini section – they took 300 youngsters to a beach rugby festival in Devon – evidence of their rounded approach.And then Battersea Ironsides, where England prop Kyle Sinckler rocked up as an eight-year-old to try rugby for the first time, were able to add our coveted cup to their cabinet.last_img read more


Residencial Building Gelterkinden / Merki Schmid Architects

Posted On Jun 17 2021 by

first_img Photographs “COPY” “COPY” 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785086/residencial-building-gelterkinden-merki-schmid-architects Clipboard Projects Residencial Building Gelterkinden / Merki Schmid Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785086/residencial-building-gelterkinden-merki-schmid-architects Clipboard Architects: Merki Schmid Architects Area Area of this architecture project Switzerland ArchDaily Residencial Building Gelterkinden / Merki Schmid ArchitectsSave this projectSaveResidencial Building Gelterkinden / Merki Schmid Architects Manufacturers: Jasari Bauabdichtungen, Mensch Rolladen AG, Rascor Abdichtungen AG  Houses Photographs:  Alicja Dobrucka Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Alicja Dobrucka+ 26 Share CopyHouses•Basel, Switzerland Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Alicja DobruckaSituationThe Swiss town of Gelterkinden is situated among the gently rolling hills of the Upper Basel Biets, located between Sissach and Olten, which function as a local railway junction. There, the plot in question is situated southwards bordering the building zone from where one has a great vantage point toward the town and the valley. The area towards the West cannot be built upon and flows smoothly into the agricultural countryside.Save this picture!© Alicja DobruckaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE Luce VolumeThe volume, situated diagonally to the slope, is subdivided into three levels. The uphill facing entrance on the middle level enhances the solid visual anchor of the volume, while the passageway for the car effectively divides into the base. The middle floor is devised as a free-standing, glassed-in area. The more likely closed attic area with its circulating balustrade accommodates the top level.Save this picture!Section Space allocation programmeThe layout of the rooms, too, follows the division into three levels. Located on the ground floor, looking out towards the valley, are two nurseries featuring a shower, a water closet, a separate entrance as well as an exit leading into the garden. These rooms cannot be converted into a separate  unit. In addition, on the ground floor in the area of the base, the billiard room can be accessed as well as the technical office and the wine cellar located beyond. For the most part, the ground floor is used as a living  space, eating nook and kitchen. The living space is affiliated with an office and also connected to the entrance opening up to other areas, as well as a bicycle storage. According to its central living functions, this floor features a loggia-like balcony which is partially covered. The top floor of the house accommodates the bedroom with an open bath area, a shower, WC, and a dressing room. A large roof terrace attached to this floor provides the occupants with a sun deck, a water-lily pond and an outside fireplace with a bench to sit or to lay on.The uncovered area of the balcony provides a visual connection to the ground floor. In this manner, each floor possesses its own, individual and useable exterior space.Save this picture!© Alicja DobruckaSave this picture!Plan 2Save this picture!© Alicja DobruckaMaterials, construction and techniqueThe building primarily represents a concrete structure and will be, directly and fixedly, perceived as such. Ergo, when erecting the ceiling, floating support beams and covering construction were not considered but the underside of the ceiling makes the concrete visible. The concrete skin of the floors was polished using a water method, and a sealing process refined it into a durable floor covering.Save this picture!© Alicja DobruckaThe concrete theme is combined with wooden windows, carpentry work in the interior construction (kitchen); oak wood was used for the inner- and outer panelling. A layer of filter, made of gold-bronze anodized aluminium stretch metal, extends outside in front of the room-high glassed-in features.Save this picture!© Alicja DobruckaThis material concept is consequently also continued in the wet areas. Therefore, a special construction set-up had  to be developed for the panelling of the showers. This enabled the installation of durable oak veneer which needs to function under such highdemands.Save this picture!© Alicja DobruckaAll installations are placed in concrete rough brickwork. Heat is generated via an air-water-heating pump whereby the blast apparatus, which causes a noise, is placed outside together with the heat exchanger. The heat is distributed by means of a TABS system inside the flooring and ceiling. The controlled ventilation moves the outside air over an  earth register, and thus enables it to warm up the cold outside air but also to cool down the hot air. The water needed for the flushing of the toilet and the water needed for the outside spigots is obtained from a rainwater tank placed underground.Save this picture!© Alicja DobruckaProject gallerySee allShow lessRDH Architects to Convert a Historic Canadian Post Office Into a Digital LibraryUnbuilt ProjectLoft Sixty-Four / EVA architectenSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeMerki Schmid ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBaselSwitzerlandPublished on April 10, 2016Cite: ” Residencial Building Gelterkinden / Merki Schmid Architects ” 10 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Inayoshi Office & House / TSC Architects

Posted On Jun 17 2021 by

first_img Projects Inayoshi Office & House / TSC Architects ArchDaily Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: TSC Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943496/inayoshi-office-and-house-tsc-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTSC ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignOffices InteriorsYuzhong QuOn FacebookJapanPublished on July 12, 2020Cite: “Inayoshi Office & House / TSC Architects” 11 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?稻吉建设株式会社办公自宅 / TSC Architects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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943496/inayoshi-office-and-house-tsc-architects Clipboard CopyHouses, Offices Interiors•Japan Houses 2018center_img Year:  Photographs Japan “COPY” Photographs:  Nobuki Taoka Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: JØTUL, Jw-CAD, KITCHEN MIND, STROOGArchitect In Charge:Yoshiaki TanakaDesign Team:TSC ArchitectsClients:Inayoshi Construction IncorporatedCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nobuki TaokaRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. It is a complex use building of office and housing in Nissin city, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The client is a construction company specializing in “wooden house” while long rooted in local. There are three major things that I felt to have to realize when I proceeded with this project. ① To be a building that will become a landmark in the area. ② The way of thinking about “house making” is appearing in architecture. ③ A house where the client after retirement can live peacefully as their final abode.Save this picture!© Nobuki TaokaSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Nobuki TaokaFirst of all, in order to eliminate the feeling of oppression to the city, only one side of the building is not a facade, but two 9.1 m × 9.1 m squared volumes are shifted, It was a moderate appearance. However, all the exterior walls were cedar boarded so that the whole building feels the volume of the trees. Furthermore, the square-styled pavilion roof which put out the eaves greatly protects the outer wall and emphasizes the horizontal line of the entire building. So it became a calm and dignified appearance to the area. Next, we used plenty of natural materials such as cedar, cypress, pine, plaster and mortar containing India.Save this picture!© Nobuki TaokaIn addition, all the structural shaft sets were revealed by the hardware construction method with structural strength and excellent design. With their high carpenters carving carefully, we aimed at becoming a model for house making that feels natural materials. Finally, the residential section is organized in orderly rafters to emphasize the two square-styled pavilions more. The living under these two pavilions will be connected as a whole but you will feel a different atmosphere depending on each place. Save this picture!© Nobuki TaokaSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nobuki TaokaAlso, by closely responding to the external environment such as the courtyard or the semi-outdoor terrace living room, you can feel the change of light and the wind. The terrace living room is a buffer zone for softening the direct sunlight, protecting privacy, and mental and thermal environment as well.Save this picture!© Nobuki TaokaEach room has a structure centering on the central pillar, and it is set as a place wrapped in a square-styled pavilion roof.  And by being able to feel where everywhere is wrapped in a Hogyo-zukuri (the square-styled) pavilion roof, residents can live extensively under two big umbrellas.  I am hoping that these two square-styled pavilions wrap the family’s life gently and become a symbol loved by the community.Save this picture!© Nobuki TaokaProject gallerySee allShow lessSanmen Theater / UADSelected ProjectsT House / MDA ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Inayoshi Office & House / TSC ArchitectsSave this projectSaveInayoshi Office & House / TSC Architects Save this picture!© Nobuki Taoka+ 20Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY”last_img read more


CAF examines how technology can boost Gift Aid

Posted On Jun 16 2021 by

first_imgCharities Aid Foundation (CAF) is exploring how technology can be used to transform and simply the Gift Aid process to maximise the potential of this tax relief. It has commissioned a study by the independent, public policy think-tank ResPublica which will publish its findings during the Summer.CAF estimates that around £750 million of Gift Aid relief goes unclaimed by charities each year.ResPublica will begin by capturing the knowledge and expertise in Gift Aid from the charity sector and from government. It will be consulting technology, economic and political experts.John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation said: “Since the original Gift Aid consultation in 2007, charities have been calling for simplification of the process of claiming this tax relief. We support the recent Government exploration of more radical structural changes, such as introducing a composite rate, but have always believed that we also need modernisation of the system through the intelligent use of technology to provide long-term and sustainable support to the sector”.He added that CAF chose ResPublica, established last year by Phillip Blond, author of “Red Tory: how Left and Right have broken Britain and how we can fix it“, “because they are known for coming up with radical new ideas for complex social and economic problems”. He said that he was looking for “a bold blue-print for tangible and realistic reform, that could be implemented early in the next parliament.”www.cafonline.org CAF examines how technology can boost Gift Aid  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Digital Gift Aid Howard Lake | 6 April 2010 | Newslast_img read more


Fundraising campaign rescues Damilola Taylor Trust

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first_imgFundraising campaign rescues Damilola Taylor Trust Howard Lake | 19 June 2015 | News The Damilola Taylor Trust, the charity founded in memory of murdered schoolboy Damilola Taylor, has been able to clear all its debts after the first six months of fundraising drive launched as it faced possible closure.The campaign was run by telemarketing agency Listen Fundraising. Staff there took part in a range of activities from bake sales and sponsored push-ups to a fundraising night (‘A Night for Damilola’) to raise £20,000 for the struggling organisation. The company then doubled this sum.Now that its outstanding debts have been cleared, the Trust has been able to begin funding projects once again.Listen and Damilola Taylor TrustListen’s involvement followed a public plea in late 2014 from Damilola’s father, Richard Taylor OBE, to rescue the organisation. It donated an initial £25,000 to relieve some of the organisation’s most pressing debts, before pledging to match-fund a further £20,000 last November.Richard Taylor OBE, Founder of Damilola Taylor Trust, said:“I am delighted that the Trust’s vital work with inner city communities can continue unabated thanks to the commitment of Listen, corporate donors like Wilmington Trust and creditors such as Cambridge House, who agreed that a portion of the debt owed could be treated as a donation to the charity.“We have always been determined to continue our work in Damilola’s name and reach out to young people like him who dream of a life without fear, and full of opportunity. And today, that work is fully possible again. I wish to say a big thank you to Listen and all those who stepped forward and supported us in our time of need.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Tony Charalambides, Managing Director of Listen Fundraising, said:“Listen is so proud to have been able to step into the breach and in just six months help rid a really important and hugely relevant charity of its debts. Above all, it means the Damilola Taylor Trust can continue supporting young disadvantaged people across London and inner city communities – which is critical, life changing work.”  65 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: Telephone fundraisinglast_img read more


Iran : Open season on journalists after deadly crackdown on protests

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_img“This is the first time the Iranian intelligence services have targeted a foreign media outlet so openly,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. “These confiscations, combined with the many arrests of reporters and photographers, show that the Islamic Republic continues to use the most repressive methods.” December 4, 2019 Iran : Open season on journalists after deadly crackdown on protests In a communiqué published on 27 November, the ministry of intelligence announced the arrests of six individuals who had been “trained abroad as citizen-journalists to film and take photos.” The communiqué did not name them or say where they were arrested. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation June 9, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesMedia independence InternetCitizen-journalistsPredatorsJudicial harassment RSF has been able to confirm that three photojournalists – Alireza Vasiq, Majid Hojati and Payman Shah Sanai – were arrested while covering protests in the central city of Isfahan on 17 November. The photographer Arash Sediqi was arrested in the southern city of Gachsaran of 27 November. Raha Askarizadeh, a photojournalist and human rights defender, Farda Mostafa Mohebikia, a journalist with the monthly Iran, and Fereshteh Cheraghi, a photojournalist, were arrested in the eastern city of Sarpol-e Zahab on 28 and 29 November. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesMedia independence InternetCitizen-journalistsPredatorsJudicial harassment RSF calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the jailed reporters and photographers. It also calls on the seven European countries with Persian-language media outlets and news services, including France, Britain and Germany, to “intercede directly with the Iranian government in defence of the fundamental right to inform.” News to go further Iran is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.center_img After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 On 30 November, a ministry of intelligence communiqué announced “the confiscation of the possessions of journalists and employees of the privately-owned TV channel Iran International,” going on to describe them as “enemies of the Islamic Republic” and “terrorists.” Iran International is a Persian-language satellite TV channel based in London. Follow the news on Iran News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by Iran’s latest witch-hunt against journalists, especially photographers and cameramen. At least 11 have been arrested – above all in Tehran, Isfahan, Abadan, Gachsaran and Sarpol-e Zahab – since the start of a wave of anti-government protests on 16 November. After the Internet’s partial restoration in some regions, reports have emerged of hundreds of dead and many arrests. According to the parliamentarian Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, a member of the national security and foreign policy committee, more than 7,000 people have been arrested. March 18, 2021 Find out more Many other journalists have been summoned by revolutionary tribunals or by the intelligence services. The prosecutor’s office in the city of Abadan issued an arrest warrant on 27 November for five local journalists and writers: Mandana Sadeghi, Darioush Memar, Hoda Karimi Sadar, Hossein Mousavi and Koresh Karampour. All are accused of anti-government propaganda, insulting Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and disturbing public order. Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more


Burn ban will be extended

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first_img Facebook Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Pinterest Previous articleOUR VIEW: Helping the hungry is worthy missionNext articleECISD to conference with TEA on Ector admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By admin – June 1, 2018 Summer Spaghetti SaladFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Local NewsGovernment Burn ban will be extended Ector County Commissioners extended the county burn ban, and plan to ban the use of certain fireworks during the July 4 season.The agenda item for the June 11 commissioners’ court meeting states that commissioners will pass a ban on the use of rockets with sticks and missiles with fins in county limits, such as bottle rockets.“They can go 600 feet even with no wind, so here they can go a pretty long distance where you wouldn’t even see it land,” Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Childers said.The burn ban was extended during the last commissioners’ court meeting in response to low amounts of rain in the county.“It’s dangerous out there,” Childers said. “It’s very, very dry.”The Keetch-Byram Drought Index, an index used to determine forest fire potential based on a daily water balance, is at an average of 506 for Ector County, which means wildfire intensity begins to increase significantly and larger fuels, such as large brushes of dry grass, could burn or smolder for several days.If the KBDI reached an average more than 575, the county would be able to completely ban the sale of fireworks, but Childers doesn’t think that will happen.“To totally ban the sale of fireworks is pretty obtrusive,” he said, “and a lot of nonprofits make their money selling fireworks and they have stands that they run for different vendors.”Childers said another good thing right now is there isn’t as much fuel in the county right now due to so little rain.“That being said, there’s certain places where there is fuel. And West Odessa is one of them,” he said.Jim Harris, owner of Truckload Fireworks, said the ban won’t affect sales much. The type of fireworks banned only make up around 10 percent of the more than 100 items he sells, Harris said.“I don’t want any of my stuff to start a fire,” Harris said,” and with as little rain as we’ve had this year, I sure wouldn’t sell to the public rockets or missiles.”One of Harris’ top sellers, he said, are reloadables, fireworks shot out of a chute into the sky. They don’t leave behind a residue that could potentially start a fire, unlike the fireworks banned, which can leave behind smoldering paper that falls back to the ground. Harris said he will have more than 50 aerial fireworks for sale that are not banned by the county.Childers added that should there be much more rain in the coming weeks, the burn ban could be lifted.“For the people who love rockets and missiles, well, pray for rain, brother,” Harris said.Vendors are only permitted to sell fireworks in Ector County outside of city limits, the possession of fireworks in city limits is prohibited, Childers said. Consumers are only allowed to use fireworks in the county.The burn ban also prohibits anyone in the county from starting outside fires. There are a few exceptions: residents can still burn their trash as long as it’s in a barrel with a grate on top of it.Odessa has a permanent ban against outside burning within city limits.If You GoFirework Stands Sales begin June 24.Sales end July 4. Twittercenter_img Home Local News Government Burn ban will be extended Pinterest WhatsApp Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Twitter Water-Weekly-180604.jpg WhatsApp Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation last_img read more


FHFA Drops Optimistic 2016 Report to Congress

Posted On May 31 2021 by

first_img  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago FHFA Drops Optimistic 2016 Report to Congress Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Federal Housing Finance Agency released recently its exhaustive annual 2016 Report to Congress, where it highlights actions it has taken over the year to support and maintain the nation’s housing industry. The 120 page report covers, amongst others: a report of the annual examination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (The Enterprises), reports of annual examinations of the Federal Home Loan Banks, the results of stress tests under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Consumer Protection Act, enterprise housing goals and duty to serve, the federal home loan bank mission and affordable housing programs, and offers regulatory guidance. You can find some of the report’s highlights below. Annual Examination of The EnterprisesIn 2016 Fannie Mae reported an net income of $12.3 billion and an annual comprehensive income of $11.7 billion, compared to a net income of $11.0 billion and a comprehensive income of $5.8 billion in 2015. Freddie Mac also showed similar year-over-year growth, with an annual net income of $7.8 billion and a comprehensive income of $7.1 billion. In 2015 the lender reported a net income of $6.4 billion and a comprehensive income of $5.8 billion. The report also found that the Enterprises earned more of their income from guarantee fees than from interest. Annual Examination of Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) FHLBanks saw impressive growth in 2016 that was bolstered by increases in advances to members. The year closed with a net income of $3.4 billion and total assets increased by $88.8 billion—9.2 percent—to $1.06 trillion. Aggregate assets were their highest since 2009. FHLBanks reside in Boston, New York, Pittsburg, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Chicago, Des Moines, Dallas, Topeka, and San Fransisco. Results of Stress TestsFannie Mae, in its Severely Adverse scenario, predicted draws from the Treasury Department between $22.8 billion and $73.0 billion depending on deferred tax assets. By year end of 2015 Fannie Mae drew $116.1 billion from the Treasury, with about that much of remaining funding commitment. Freddie Mac predicted draws between $26.4 billion and $52.8 billion, depending. Year end 2015, they had drawn from the Treasury Department $71.3 billion. Finally, all of the FHLBanks were found to be compliant with regulatory capital and leverage capital requirements for the entirety of the nine-month stress test. All 11 banks did predict a negative net income under the Severely Adverse scenario. You can find the entire report here The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News, Secondary Market Previous: Current Costs of Living Effects Homebuyers Affording College Tuitions Next: Potestivo & Associates Announces New Partners Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Drops Optimistic 2016 Report to Congress Related Articles June 16, 2017 2,024 Views Tagged with: Congress Fannie Mae FHFA FHLBanks Freddie Mac Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Congress Fannie Mae FHFA FHLBanks Freddie Mac 2017-06-16 Staff Writer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more