first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company primarily operating in the insurance sector; with subsidiaries in Kenya, Burundi, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability. Jubilee Holdings offers general insurance products which cover engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability. The company also issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement funds. Other interests include fund management, property development and management, and power generation which includes providing fiber optic broadband cable connectivity services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgThe Babcock share price is crashing: here’s what I’d do Roland Head | Friday, 15th January, 2021 | More on: BAB I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head owns shares of BAE Systems. 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Babcock’s share price has now fallen by 65% over the last year.The stock slumped after the company warned it might need to write down the value of some of its contracts and said that outlook for 2021 was uncertain.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I’ve come close to buying this stock on a number of occasions but have held off. I’m glad I did. But I’m wondering now whether this could be a chance to buy shares at a bargain price ahead of a recovery.What’s happened?In a trading update today, Babcock CEO David Lockwood warned that a detailed contract review has found “early indications” that future profits could be lower than expected. The company has decided not to provide any profit guidance for the current year, which ends on 31 March.It’s unusual for a £1.3bn company to have no idea about profits during the final financial quarter. To be honest, I think it’s pretty worrying.However, it’s probably fair to say that markets were already wary about the outlook here. Even before today, Babcock’s share price valued the stock at just 6.5 times 2021 forecast earnings.After today’s news, I’ve decided to ignore these forecasts. If the company can’t issue guidance, then City analysts are unlikely to have much idea about profits either.Why haven’t the shares fallen further?In some ways, this is the news the market has been waiting for. Short sellers started targeting Babcock several years ago, suggesting profits might need to be written down. Most of Babcock’s peers in the government outsourcing sector have long since been forced into similar contract write-downs.Babcock’s share price has already fallen by around 80% over five years. That may be why the stock hasn’t fallen further today.I have to admit I was starting to doubt whether there was really a problem at Babcock. I thought perhaps the firm’s focus on defence and engineering enabled it to generate more reliable profits than other outsourcers.Unfortunately, it seems that the short sellers were right after all.Babcock share price: is this the bottom?The big question now is what happens next? Will Babcock shares keep falling, or is this the bottom? One possibility is that we’ve now reached the point of maximum fear.Stock markets hate uncertainty and until Babcock can clarify the extent of any problems, investors have no real way to value this business. When the company is able to provide an update on profits, we could see the shares start to recover.That’s possible, but it’s not an outcome I’m prepared to bet on. For now, Babcock’s uncertain profits and substantial debt load make it uninvestable for me. I’m going to stay with my preferred play in the defence sector, FTSE 100 firm BAE Systems. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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first_img Lead Architect: Projects Products used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeFundermaxExterior Architectural Panels – Max Compact ExteriorWood Boards / HPL PanelsFundermaxMatte Surface – Exterior Architectural PanelsDesign Team:Bilel Khemakhem, Zied Hattab, Walid Jaafar, Boutheina Hannachi, Fatma KammounCity:Jardins d’El Menzah 2Country:TunisiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bilel KhemakhemText description provided by the architects. Laying at the confluence of the Mediterranean and the Orient, Villa Z displays a fusion between North African architectural vocabulary and attributes of the Arab and Islamic art. The sheer whiteness of walls, the distinctive interplay with light as well as the Mashrabiya, are merged and rethought to fit the needs of contemporary living.Save this picture!© Bilel KhemakhemSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Bilel KhemakhemThe villa, located in a rather dense residential district, unfolds a sober and refined façade alongside the street with minimum openness as to preserve privacy. The main entrance, cladded with wood-like HPL, has been covered by a metallic awning that ensures both its demarcation and its protection. Apart from the entrance, this northern façade incorporates a glass slit splitting an otherwise plain wall. The slit, simulating a mashrabiya, is subject to some delicate latticework of an arabesque pattern. It is in the vertical continuity of the staircase, a continuity that is also horizontally expressed with a glazed sky-dome.Save this picture!© Bilel KhemakhemThis line of light hence becomes a fundamental axis of the overall design, and a metaphorical representation of a privileged connection between the building, the sky, and the earth. An olive tree planted in front of the villa rises as an honorary celebration of Tunisia’s natural heritage and generously brings its part of shadow and greenery. Attention paid to daylight and to the site’s natural elements is not exclusive to the front façade. Fully seizing the site’s topographic potential, and in contrast to the northern front, the southern façade has been garnished with large openings embracing a panoramic view on a suspended infinity pool and a cleared surrounding.Save this picture!© Bilel KhemakhemAs light plays a key role in the design of Villa Z, all façades and openings have been thought so to highlight the project’s assets and to offer a myriad of atmospheres throughout the day. Openings are placed in synchronicity with the sun’s path optimizing daylighting and immersing all spaces in natural light. A high-performance, low-emissivity, glazing has been used to ensure an optimal thermic balance. Consistent scrutiny has been equally granted to artificial lighting to further emphasizing the project’s assets. Nighttime lighting obeys to per-zone intensity control, offering different atmospheres and a wide range of options for endless indoor personalized usages and outdoor landscapes.Save this picture!© Bilel KhemakhemSave this picture!North Facade (main)Save this picture!© Bilel KhemakhemBuilt on a 540sqm site, Villa Z counts a total surface of 450sqm dispatched over three stories. On the ground floor, daytime spaces revolve around a double-height living room that is entirely open on the kitchen and the dining room, and by extension, on the terrace and the outdoor pool. Floating stairs lead to an indoor bridge splitting the first floor into two parts, one being reserved for the children rooms and the other being entirely dedicated to the parental suite, which is a three-meters-deep cantilevered volume overlooking the pool. As per the garden level, it is dedicated to leisure time but also work, while welcoming a playground.Save this picture!© Bilel KhemakhemPlayful, sophisticated, and discreetly bathing in its delicately intertwined flows of light and shadow, its subtle contrasts between opacity and transparency, voids and volumes, the mineral and the vegetal, Villa Z stands as an ode to its native land and to the spirit of its seedbed.Save this picture!© Bilel KhemakhemProject gallerySee allShow lessAmaroo House / Alexandra Buchanan ArchitectureSelected ProjectsKayak Point House / Christopher Wright ArchitectureSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeARK-architectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookJardins d’El Menzah 2TunisiaPublished on May 22, 2020Cite: “Villa Z / ARK-architecture” 22 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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 Bilel Khemakhem Tunisia Manufacturers: FunderMax, GRAPHISOFT, AGC, MARAZZI, DOREMAIL, Effebiquattro, REVIGLASS, TPR ALUMINIUM, Trimble Navigation Villa Z / ARK-architectureSave this projectSaveVilla Z / ARK-architecture “COPY” Year:  Photographs Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Architects: ARK-architecture Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Save this picture!© Bilel Khemakhem+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs:  Bilel Khemakhem Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Jardins d’El Menzah 2, Tunisia 2018 Products translation missing: Villa Z / ARK-architecturelast_img read more

first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Clearleft’s redesign boosts time spent on Razoo by 30% Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Howard Lake | 23 December 2010 | News A redesign of Washington DC-based online giving site Razoo by user-centred design specialists Clearleft has helped boost the average time spent on the site by 30%. It also helped maximise a sister site’s one day online fundraising income of $14 million.The redesign process was initiated in June 2009 by Razoo CEO Sebastian Traeger to ensure that it was meeting users’ needs effectively. He hired usability consultant Steve Krug, author of ‘Don’t Make Me Think’, to conduct an audit of the site, which showed up a number of weaknesses.The redesign process and research into usability was also driven by plans to launch a sister site,, which was intended to provide a localised online resource which would connect the people of Minnesota with charitable organisations. Its launch on 2 November gave the project a clear deadline, since was also intended to support an attempt at “the largest one day online fundraising event ever”, Give to the Max Day.Clearleft was initially commissioned to focus on redesigning the look and feel of the Razoo homepage, as well as the site header and footer. Two Clearleft consultants, Paul Annett and production director Richard Rutter, spent a week working in-house at the Razoo office in Washington DC.Following positive user feedback on the homepage redesign, Razoo commissioned Clearleft to complete the remodelling work on the rest of the site, in addition to preparing the sister platform for launch.Part of the redesign included the incorporation of ‘social proof’ techniques, the idea that people will do things that they see other people are doing. Elements included the number of members and charities registered on the site and the total amount raised.Clearleft worked to increased involvement in the site by adding individual profiles of users, with the aim of “making a hero of the everyday fundraiser”. Each profile enables individuals to post more information about themselves and their fundraising ideas. To help highlight organisations, it also developed a “popular causes this week” function which allows Razoo to provide a more detailed view of where people are donating their money.Since the redesign, Razoo has experienced a 30% increase in the length of time users spend on the website.The impact of the redesign was even more apparent on Two weeks after its launch, GiveMN held its Give to the Max Day, one day of campaigning designed to rally the state of Minnesota into giving, with a promise from local companies to match donations of $500,000.Traeger said: “We took $14 million worth of donations from 38,000 donors through in 24 hours. It was an unprecedented online charitable event made possible by the functionality of the well-organised, easy to use and logical website designed by Clearleft.”Clearleft has subsequently introduced a DonateAnywhere widget, which can be embedded onto the websites and blogs of any individual or organisation. The widget promotes giving via Razoo, and in particular promotes regular 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgDownload the 12-page PDF.Haiti: Struggle intensifiesBlack History Month: Salute toRosa Parks, Harry Haywood, Ben FletcheALSO:Nurses, autoworkers, teachers on the move!Reparations for racist pandemic!;Capitalist accumulation and agriculture;GameStop bubble;COVID: comparing economic systems.Editorial: Dangling the carrot.GLOBAL:Sanctions Kill.Yemen: Bait and switch.TEAR DOWN THE WALLS:‘Progressive’ prosecutors?Brutal attack in Alabama;No real change under Biden.Download the 12-page PDF.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgNew York City, August 17, 2020.President Biden interrupted a long weekend at the Delaware shore to claim credit for the 559,000 new jobs which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the economy added in May. He admitted to some bumps in the process, but said: “In short, this is progress — historic progress — progress that’s pulling our economy out of the worst crisis it’s been in, in 100 years.”Some of the “bumps” are major. He admitted that 18 million people in the United States still have to confront hunger, even though the big business press no longer has images of long lines at food banks and pantries.Biden extolled the “recovery” benefits of $1,400 that went to 167 million people, which propped up their purchasing power and let them pay for “food, rent, utilities, car payments, student loans and health care expenses.” But he didn’t raise the eviction threats hanging over the heads of millions of families.The president pointed out that the “boost in unemployment benefits” provided by the federal government — $300 a week over and above state unemployment — was ending in 90 days.While Biden wanted to claim a lot of credit, he ignored a lot of problems, such as lingering high unemployment, low wages and the threatened loss of housing. All this suffering disproportionately impacts Black, Brown and Indigenous communities, women and gender-oppressed people, people with disabilities and LGBTQ2S+ people.Labor shortage versus high unemploymentEven with the boost in employment — 559,000 jobs is indeed a big increase — the economy is still down about 7.5 million jobs from the beginning of the pandemic. It will be late next year before the economy fully recovers at this rate of job growth. According to the Economic Policy Institute, 4.5 million workers have had their hours and/or pay cut because of the pandemic; 3.2 million are unemployed but misclassified, and 3.9 million have dropped out of the labor force. ( people who have dropped out of the labor force are women, who have taken on caregiver roles. They are helping their children with remote learning or providing support for ill family members, or afraid they could transmit or catch COVID if they have a face-to-face job.Even when in-person school is restored, many women will be unable to find affordable childcare for children too young for school. It has become obvious that lack of government-organized childcare penalizes parents and has an especially negative impact on women and gender-oppressed parents who would otherwise seek work.Biden has allocated $39 billion to childcare relief, but it will be months before this program is up and running. Although 204,000 women returned to the workforce in May, according to the BLS report., it is not guaranteed that this trend will continue.Factor: low wagesWomen are a major portion of workers in leisure and hospitality. Restaurants have built their business model on paying servers $2.13 an hour, supplemented with tips. But during the pandemic some of their staff, who had been out of work, found jobs in warehouses and retail that paid $15 to $18, with additional benefits — still inadequate, but much higher than server pay. So now the workers are broadly demanding higher wages to go back to restaurant work.In response to this demand, the governors of 25 states, all Republicans, have either stopped or announced that they will soon stop disbursing the $300-a-week federal supplement. This is ill-thought-out cruelty, because workers spend this money provided by the national government in local economies to lift themselves out of poverty. The governors and their capitalist cronies hate the idea that the working class can survive without working — although the capitalists, who are parasitic, have grown rich on work done by others. Perhaps in some states, the combination of federal and state unemployment benefits was more income for many workers than they had received from minimum wage jobs. If true, that’s a strong argument for raising those states’ minimum wage rates, not for cutting the supplement. Evictions and foreclosuresAccording to the U.S. Census, 7 million families are behind on their rent, and 12 million families aren’t sure that they will be able to pay next month’s rent. As of June 2021, over 4.2 million properties were in mortgage forbearance programs that postpone payments, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.Legally, it’s far easier to evict someone than to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage.Congress has passed bills supplying both renters and homeowners with financial assistance to stay in their homes. According to CNBC as of the end of April, at least 20 states had no program to distribute the $40 billion allocated.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using its authority in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis to set national public health policy, imposed a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures that is set to expire June 30. A U.S. district court recently held the CDC’s order as unconstitutional, yet it is still in force while the CDC appeals. Various states and municipalities also have moratoriums.Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge in a May 8 interview on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” indicated that HUD was aware of the deadline and the deficiencies of the states’ responses and was taking steps to remedy them. Throwing millions of families into the streets is not only a recipe for a social explosion. It would also be a major blow to the U.S. financial system, worse than the speculative bubble in 2008. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News CFAP Expansion Doesn’t Include Hemp, Growers Respond By NAFB News Service – Aug 19, 2020 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter U.S. hemp growers are disappointed the recent Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) commodity expansion does not include hemp.Last week, the USDA expanded the commodities covered under the program that provides COVID-19 relief to producers.CFAP includes commodities that USDA can prove saw losses of five percent or more in the first quarter of 2020.“We believe our farmers did present evidence of losses to our growers that were five percent or more in the first quarter of 2020,” said the U.S. Hemp Growers Association.Hemp is such a newly legal crop that it does not have the advantage of data gathered by USDA agencies.Currently, the data available to understand the market is gathered privately by several data companies. USHGA believes two datasets showed a five percent pricing decrease and more in hemp and hemp products in the first quarter of 2020.“All hemp farmers are now wondering what kind of treatment they will receive should there be future problems,” the statement read. CFAP Expansion Doesn’t Include Hemp, Growers Respond SHARE Previous articleTraditional Lt. Governor Candidate Debate Addresses Ag IssuesNext articleLt. Governor Candidate Debate Addresses Ag Issues and Senator Braun on China on the HAT Thursday Podcast NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

first_imgNews February 1, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Egypt June 26, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prisoners of opinion in the shadow of the pyramids Help by sharing this information RSF_en News February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prisoncenter_img to go further Kareem Amer will on 28 June mark his 600th day in Borg el Arab prison. Reporters Without Borders is urging foreign holidaymakers planning to visit Egypt this summer to reflect about some of the harsh realities of life behind the scenes in the country of the Pharaohs. Sign the petition and call for his release Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff to know more about the mobilisation : – FreeKareem support comittee Reporters Without Borders is urging foreign holidaymakers planning to visit Egypt this summer to reflect about some of the harsh realities of life behind the scenes in the country of the Pharaohs.The country hosted 11 million tourists in 2007, beating an historic record. But that same year, Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman (“Kareem Amer”), aged 22, was sentenced to four years in prison because of articles he posted on his blog, beating another kind of record: Kareem Amer was the first blogger to be convicted for his activity online and his jail sentence was the longest.Kareem Amer will on 28 June mark his 600th day in Borg el Arab prison, which is situated around 40 kilometres from Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea.Egypt is ranked 146th out of 169 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ latest worldwide press freedom index and also appears on its list of “Internet Enemies”.“If you go into a cyber-café, you won’t find it hard to access the websites you want. The Internet is hardly filtered at all, but the authorities monitor very closely any publications referring to religion and politics (particularly websites mentioning the banned Muslim Brotherhood). Egyptian bloggers know the risks they run when they post anything critical online and the harassment they suffer often pushes them into shutting down their blogs. Moreover there is no legal recourse for the owner of a blocked website”, writes the world press freedom organisation for the information of anyone wanting to visit Egypt this summer.“Remember that shortly before your arrival, at least 300 people were arrested for going on strike and protesting in the streets of the capital and in working class cities north of Cairo. Don’t be surprised not to find all the television channels you expected. The semi-public Egyptian operator Nilesat has removed privately-owned al-Hiwar from its package without explanation. Information ministries of Arab countries have since 12 February 2008 adopted a policy that restricts broadcast freedom of satellite channels and provides for sanctions in case of offensive programme content. Among the souvenirs you take home with you, remember that, 22-year-old student Kareem Amer has been imprisoned for at least 600 days simply for what he wrote on his blog”, the organisation added.Some useful tipsWhere to visit?CairoEgypt’s capital and also one of the cities with the largest media concentration, particularly the regional offices of Qatar-based satellite TV al-Jazeera, whose journalists are among the most threatened in the country. One of its journalists and a cameraman were arrested in January 2008, while reporting on physical abuse and social problems suffered by agricultural workers south-west of Cairo. Their footage was seized without explanation. Another journalist, owner of the Egyptian broadcast agency Cairo News Company (CNC), was charged in May for putting out footage of demonstrations in the north of the country in April without official permission. He is above all guilty of working with al-Jazeera, to which he sometimes contributed news reports. The editor of the independent weekly al-Dustour, Ibrahim Issa, was sentenced to six months in prison on 26 March 2008, after he was convicted of “broadcasting false reports likely to cause a breach of public order and to damage the country’s reputation”.Alexandria One of the country’s most historic cities. It will also provide the setting on 17-19 July 2008 of one of the most significant gatherings for free expression, Wikimania. Internet-users from round the world will flock there to promote the exchange of worldwide news and content via the Internet. Kareem Amer, regrettably renowned for having criticised President Hosni Mubarak on his blog, is imprisoned in the neighbouring village of Borg el Arab. He was sentenced to four years in prison on 22 February 2007 for “inciting hatred of Islam” and insulting the Egyptian president.The main movers behind the spring demonstrations have also served time there for organising a general strike to protest against a surge in the cost of living, with protests held in the streets of the capital on 6 April. The demonstrations were organised chiefly online, the “6 April group” using the social networking site Facebook to drum up support for the strike. They had recruited up to 64,000 members by the eve of the protests.Two people behind the strike suffered badly at the hands of the authorities. One of them was imprisoned for more than two weeks while the other was tortured by police to get the password to the website so as to get access to its content and delete it all.Is it easy to take photos/video film?There are six million Internet-users in Egypt and its blogosphere is one of the most active in the Middle East. Journalist Waël Abbas in January 2007 broadcast video film showing police torturing detainees and in an unprecedented move it was used as evidence in a trial which resulted in one of the officers being sent to prison for three years.However during the April strikes, blogger Kareem el-Beheiri was arrested while filming protests in front of the textile company where he worked. He was held for 73 days in Borg el Arab prison, during which time his employer sacked him for “absenteeism”. News Organisation Receive email alerts Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Wonder Girls summer camp blends STEM, empowerment Local News Facebook Pinterest Twitter TAGS  WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleDual credit proves fruitful for NTO gradsNext articleELDER: The left’s battle against ‘inequality’ Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Clockwise from left, Mayella Navarrete, Ashley Wimbley, Katalina Merida, Madyson Burney, Carigan McMurtry, and Rainha Turner build a tower as tall as possible out of straws at their station. The Crisis Center of West Texas held their annual Wondergirls STEM Empowerment Summer Camp for girls 9-14 years old at Odessa College. The girls were in Odessa College’s Fab Lab Monday morning, July 16, 2018. Wonder Girls is returning for its third year to tackle the mismatch between confidence and competence that is causing girls to underestimate their abilities. The Crisis Center of West Texas recently opened registration for their annual summer camp and will have room for 60 girls entering fifth through eighth grade to participate in a variety of engaging activities, experiments and dialogue. Registration closes June 15 or when the maximum number of attendees is reached. Elizabeth Teixeira, prevention services director and camp organizer for the Crisis Center, said Wonder Girls has two primary aims. “We bring in a group called Eighty20Edu out of El Paso and they teach STEM, (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), in a fun and interactive way to the campers,” she said. “In the afternoons, the Crisis Center provides programming on self-esteem, healthy relationships and peer pressure.” The camp centers on making STEM accessible to those at varying levels of expertise. “What we really want to do is help girls gain confidence,” Teixeira said. “Research shows us that by fifth grade girls have lost a lot of confidence in their science, technology, engineering and math skills but their competence is the same as the boys.” Crisis Center Executive Director Lorie Dunnam said teaching girls to speak up and have confidence in academic settings is a transferable skill that helps them grow healthy relationships and set boundaries with others throughout adolescence and adulthood. “It’s a great opportunity for campers to get to know other people and have a space to have conversations about issues they may be facing,” Teixeira said. She said it can be difficult for schools to incorporate socio-emotional learning aspects into curriculum like self-awareness for girls doubting themselves but ensuring a supportive environment with guidance for girls to pursue STEM empowers them with an invaluable skill that extends beyond the classroom. WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 last_img read more

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 10 Cities with the Most Financial Distress from COVID-19 in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribe Previous: Red States/Blue States: Housing Data Reveals Key Differences Next: Fintech Vs. Traditional Lending Risks Share 1Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Bankruptcy COVID-19 Credit Score Financial Distress loans Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Cristin Espinosa is a reporter for DS News and MReport. She graduated from Southern Methodist University where she worked as an editor and later as a digital media producer for The Daily Campus. She has a broadcast background as well, serving as a producer for SMU-TV. She wrote for the food section during her fellowship at The Dallas Morning News and has also contributed to Advocate Magazine and The Dallas Observer. Home / Daily Dose / 10 Cities with the Most Financial Distress from COVID-19 About Author: Cristin Espinosa  Print This Post October 26, 2020 2,012 Views Bankruptcy COVID-19 Credit Score Financial Distress loans 2020-10-26 Cristin Espinosa Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Las Vegas, NVVegas ranked highest overall as the city with the most financial distress in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It was tied with three other cities for the highest change in the share of people with accounts in distress from January 2020 to September 2020. It also tied with five other cities for the highest change in the average number of accounts in distress from January to September. Las Vegas ranked in fifth place for people in financial distress and seventh place for search interest for loans.      2. Chicago, ILChicago had the second-highest overall score. It tied in first place for search interest for “debt” and also tied in first place for search interest in “loans.”      3. Houston, TXLike Chicago, Houston tied for search interest for “debt” and for search interest in “loans.” Houston also had a moderately high ranking for a decrease in credit score. However, it also was one of the cities with the lowest change in the share of people with accounts distress from January to September 2020.      4. San Antonio, TXThis Texas city ranked fourth overall for a high decrease in credit score and ranked 12 for the “People in Financial Distress” category. It tied with Chicago and Houston for first place in search interest for loans.      5. Dallas, TX Dallas was yet another city to tie for first place in search interest for loans. It also tied for fifth place in search interest for debt and ranked moderately high for an increase in bankruptcy filings.      6. Phoenix, AZThis Arizona city tied with Dallas for fifth place in search interest for debt. It also ranked as number eight in search interest for loans.      7. Los Angeles, CALA tied with Chicago and Houston for first place in search interest for debt as well as first place in search interest for loans. The City of Angels received an overall score of 65.33 for financial distress.      8. Austin, TXThe Texas capital city ranked number one for most people in financial distress. It also ranked in the top ten cities with the most average number of accounts in distress and the highest increase in bankruptcy filings. Austin came in second place for the highest change in the share of people with accounts in distress from January to September. Four cities, including Las Vegas, were tied for first place.      9. Miami, FLMiami was the fifth city for the most search interest for debt–a tie with Dallas and Phoenix. It also tied for eighth place in search interest for loans. It was the second city with the lowest change in credit score from January to September of this year.      10. Fort Worth, TXFinally, the fifth Texas city to make it to the list is Fort Worth, which tied with Miami and Phoenix for eighth place in search interest for loans. Fort Worth also ranked moderately high in the average number of accounts in distress and people in financial distress. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago As businesses across the country are reopening and unemployment rates begin to creep back up, there is no doubt that there are still plenty of people struggling. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a massive financial toll on Americans, but some cities have been hit harder than others. A recent report from WalletHub breaks down which cities have faced the most economic struggles during COVID-19. The report analyzes the country’s 100 biggest cities using nine metrics across six categories. Each city received an overall score based on these six categories: “Credit Score”, “People with Accounts in Distress,” “Average Number of Accounts in Distress,” “Change in Number of Bankruptcy Filings (June 2020 vs. June 2019),” “‘Debt’ Search Interest Index,” and “‘Loans Search Interest Index.”An account in distress is “one which either is in forbearance or has its payments deferred,” according to WalletHub’s definition. The following cities received the highest rankings of financial difficulties during COVID-19. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more