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Will you enjoy the high cash returns of these FTSE 100 dividend yields?

first_img 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. Will you enjoy the high cash returns of these FTSE 100 dividend yields? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Micro Focus. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Dividends are the lifeblood of stock market investing. They create an incentive to buy and make wealth generation much swifter through the power of compounding.Two UK-listed equities with enticing dividend yields are FTSE 100 insurance company Aviva (LSE:AV) and management software provider Micro Focus International (LSE:MCRO).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…High yield insurerAviva was founded 20 years ago when two British insurers merged. It specialises in general insurance, life assurance, and pensions.The insurer has a £15bn market cap, a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 7, and earnings per share of 58p. Its highly attractive dividend yield is over 7%.Billionaire investor Warren Buffett loves insurance companies, and I think he’d be a fan of Aviva. Over the years, it’s kept up its strong and increasing dividend payouts and ranks number one in UK workplace pensions. Serving 33m customers and with over 30,000 employees, it’s both well established and trusted.I think its low P/E results from an extended streamlining strategy that’s forecast to take four years to complete. The aim of this is to reduce debt and sustain its progressive dividend.Brexit also remains a risk factor, as an economic downturn could have an adverse effect on the insurer.Skyrocketing dividend alert!Micro Focus International has a £2.6bn market cap and earnings per share are £3.88. Today MCRO has a whopping dividend yield of 11.5% and its P/E is only 2. So, should this be celebrated or signal alarm bells?The MCRO share price has fallen over 57% in the past year and nearly 29% year to date.It has experienced cash flow troubles and earlier this month announced a decline in full-year profit and sales, along with the departure of its chair after a challenging year.Revenue fell 7.3% to $3.35bn for the year to the end of October 2019. The company took over Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) software back in 2017 and has since confirmed that this has created many more complexities and hurdles for the business than expected.Although this massive dividend yield may well be enticing, it comes with risk. Company policy is that it must be two-times covered by the adjusted earnings of the group. So, if cash flow and revenue problems continue, then I think the dividend may be under threat of a cut.Going forward, the company is heavily invested in improving, to the tune of $70–$80m per year in 2020 and 2021, but doesn’t expect to benefit from these investments until later. For this reason, I’d avoid this share for now.Higher may not mean betterTraditionally dividend yields were used by well-established companies, with limited future growth prospects, to entice and retain shareholders. This is still the case, but companies with high growth potential have also been known to dish out dividends if they’ve achieved a level of success and want to share that with investors.Occasionally a company will increase its dividend yield to deflect attention from underlying problems and ongoing concerns. That doesn’t mean that a very low dividend yield means a bad investment. Perhaps the company is still in a period of growth and can’t afford to give too much back to shareholders.With so much global uncertainty going on in the world, these are troubling times for investors. That said, I think Aviva is a safer investment than many others in the FTSE 100 and I think its attractive dividend and low P/E make it a nice income buy. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Kirsteen Mackay | Monday, 24th February, 2020 | More on: AV MCRO 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. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

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Mohican Hills House / Robert M. Gurney

first_imgArchDaily Owner:WithheldContractor:Steve McCaughanEngineer:D. Anthony BealeArchitect In Charge:Sarah MailhotCity:Glen EchoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hoachlander Davis PhotographyRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Mohican Hills is a small community in Glen Echo, Maryland within very close proximity to Washington, DC. This community boasts an unusually high percentage of contemporary and mid-century modern houses relative to most Washington, DC suburban neighborhoods. This community is adjacent to the Potomac River. Many of the lots have a steep sloping topography and share River views.Save this picture!© Hoachlander Davis PhotographySave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Hoachlander Davis PhotographyThis new house, in Mohican Hills is located on one such lot. The house is positioned along the ridge of the sloping site and oriented toward distant river views.  A linear composition of spaces arranged along the ridge and open to an existing clearing provides a large lawn with minimal site intrusion and preserves the vast majority of mature trees. The house is organized around a two-story living space with an open floor plan that integrates a high-ceilinged volume with intimate spaces adjacent to the double height space. A small office on the first floor is separated from the living spaces and is convertible to a fifth bedroom. A three story entry volume separates the master bedroom area from the subsidiary bedrooms.Save this picture!© Hoachlander Davis PhotographySave this picture!Plan 2Save this picture!© Hoachlander Davis PhotographyExpanses of glass provide views into the wooded landscape toward the distant river and animate the house with light.  A combination intersecting spaces insure light penetration all times of day and all times of the year.  Save this picture!© Hoachlander Davis PhotographyThis house employs a concrete slab throughout the main floor which provides passive solar energy assistance. The concrete is stained dark with the goal of increasing the potential solar gain and storage.  Expanses of Energy Star glass provide an abundance of daylighting while solar sensitive shades mediate heat gain. Energy efficient appliances, high efficiency HVAC Equipment, wall and ceiling infrastructure with maximum insulation and a ventilated building envelope are employed with the expectation of reducing fossil fuel consumption.  Large operable windows and doors are located to provide natural ventilation and direct access to the outdoors. Thermally modified wood siding is employed as an alternative to exotic or expensive hardwoods.  The wood is forest managed and treated, non-toxic and durable.Save this picture!© Hoachlander Davis PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessThis Brick-Laying Robot Can Construct an Entire House in Just 2 DaysVideosSeoul’s Dramatic “New Towns” Are Captured in this Photoset by Manuel Alvarez DiestroArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792203/mohican-hills-house-robert-m-gurney Clipboard 2015 Houses Mohican Hills House / Robert M. GurneySave this projectSaveMohican Hills House / Robert M. Gurney Photographs:  Hoachlander-Davis Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Hoachlander Davis Photography+ 31 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792203/mohican-hills-house-robert-m-gurney Clipboard Year:  Campion Hruby Landscape Architects, Kevin Campion CopyHouses•Glen Echo, United Statescenter_img Projects “COPY” Manufacturers: Western Window Systems, Cement Board Fabricators, In-Crete Architects: Robert M. Gurney Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs United States Mohican Hills House / Robert M. Gurney Landscape Architect: CopyAbout this officeRobert M. GurneyOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGlen EchoUnited StatesPublished on July 28, 2016Cite: “Mohican Hills House / Robert M. Gurney” 28 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Y/A/O Residence / Octane architect & design

first_imgSave this picture!© Rungkit Charoenwat+ 31Curated by Clara Ott Share Y/A/O Residence / Octane architect & design Projects Thailand “COPY” Y/A/O Residence / Octane architect & designSave this projectSaveY/A/O Residence / Octane architect & design Year:  2019 “COPY” Photographs:  Rungkit Charoenwat Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916618/y-a-o-residence-octane-architect-and-design Clipboardcenter_img Houses ArchDaily Photographs CopyHouses•Khet Sai Mai, Thailand Architects: Octane architect & design Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AGC, American Standard, Biowood, COTTO, CASA ROCCA, Maenum group, Stonesurface, TOAClient:Nongyao & Somchai NevilaiArchitect In Charge:Kittichon phukiatkong, Thawin Harnboonseth, Photsawat aparimanCity:Khet Sai MaiCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. We received only a simple brief from the owners who gave us “a boundless freedom to design a unique house as if it were our own.” Liberated from external constraints, we were free to study and develop a style of architecture that we were personally interested in. Over the last 5-10 years, we have seen that a certain architectural language, in which the external wall and the ceiling converge into an oblique angle, is becoming popular, especially in commercial buildings of real estate projects.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatSave this picture!Layout PlanSave this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatHowever, apart from being on the exterior, this architectural language never appears in the interior of those buildings which are still mostly dominated by an ordinary perpendicular and parallel layout. That being the case, we are curious to see if it is possible to apply this language to other design aspects rather than just for a decorative purpose.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatFrom our perspective, to make an architecture express the language as clearly as possible, we have to start from the plan design and the structure. Once the language has been successfully integrated into these two areas, the other elements such as the floor, the wall, the roof, the exterior, and the interior will naturally conform in unison to the style.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatTo achieve the ideal version of our architectural language, we need a courtyard, where sunlight is allowed to pass through and rain to fall through, as the center of the building. The diagonal wall line serves to connect the frame of the building and the frame of the courtyard, as well as the roof.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatSave this picture!Section – Master BuildingSave this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatWith the frame of the building being higher than the frame of the courtyard, the rain will fall from the roof into the courtyard like a curtain of a waterfall. We complete the roof with valley rafters that naturally suit the structure. The ceiling is also parallel to the roof. We have applied this architectural language to appropriately serve different functions in the 3 main parts of the building.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatProject gallerySee allShow lessShimao Longyin Leisure Center / Lacime ArchitectsSelected ProjectsPrivate Residence / Linjian Design StudioSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916618/y-a-o-residence-octane-architect-and-design Clipboard Area:  1300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOctane architect & designOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKhet Sai MaiThailandPublished on May 11, 2019Cite: “Y/A/O Residence / Octane architect & design” 10 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Bassel Khartabil Transferred to Undisclosed Location on October 3

first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists February 3, 2021 Find out more Syria’s authorities have yet to disclose the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and defender of freedom of information, one month after his transfer to an undisclosed location, 22 organizations said today. Syrian authorities should immediately reveal his whereabouts and release him. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Syria March 12, 2021 Find out more November 4, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bassel Khartabil Transferred to Undisclosed Location on October 3 News Military Intelligence detained Bassel Khartabil on March 15, 2012. On October 3, 2015, Khartabil managed to inform his family that security officers had ordered him to pack but did not reveal his destination. His family has received no further information. They suspect that he may have been transferred to the military-run Field Court inside the military police base in Qaboun.“Each day without news feels like an eternity to his family,” a spokesperson for the organizations said. “Syrian authorities should immediately reveal his whereabouts and reunite him with them.”The Syrian authorities should immediately reveal Khartabil’s whereabouts and release him immediately and unconditionally, the organizations said. He is facing Military Field Court proceedings for his peaceful activities in support of freedom of expression.International law defines an enforced disappearance as an action by state authorities to deprive a person of their liberty and then refuse to provide information regarding the person’s fate or whereabouts.Military Field Courts in Syria are exceptional courts that have secret closed-door proceedings and do not allow for the right to defense. Based on accounts by people who have appeared before these courts, the proceedings were perfunctory – lasting minutes – and did not meet minimum international standards for a fair trial. During a Field Court proceeding on December 9, 2012, a military judge interrogated Khartabil for a few minutes, but he had heard nothing about his legal case since then. A Syrian of Palestinian parents, Khartabil is a 34-year-old computer engineer who worked to build a career in software and web development. Before his arrest, he used his technical expertise to help advance freedom of speech and access to information via the Internet. Among other projects, he founded Creative Commons Syria, a nonprofit organization that enables people to share artistic and other work using free legal tools. Despite his imprisonment, Khartabil’s digital work is still advancing knowledge; last month, colleagues produced a new 3D model of the ancient Palmyra ruins using data collected by Khartabil before his detention. The UNESCO world heritage site is currently being destroyed by Islamic State, also known as ISIS, fighters, but the project was able to reconstruct their earlier appearance based on Khartabil’s measurements.Khartabil has received a number of awards, including the 2013 Index on Censorship Digital Freedom Award for using technology to promote an open and free Internet. Foreign Policy magazine named Khartabil one of its Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2012, “for insisting, against all odds, on a peaceful Syrian revolution.”List of Signatories:Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT) Article 19Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Euromed Rights (EMHRN)International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) – in the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights DefendersGulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR)Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries (HIVOS)Index on CensorshipLawyer’s Rights Watch Canada (LRWC)No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ)Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)Pax for Peace – NetherlandPen InternationalReporters without Borders (RSF)SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom.Social Media Exchange (SMEX)Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)The Day AfterViolations Documentation Center in Syria – VDCVivartaWorld Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) – in the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders News to go further RSF_en March 8, 2021 Find out more Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News Receive email alerts Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syrialast_img read more

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South Africa

first_imgNews June 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 South Africa to go further News Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story Organisation South AfricaAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on South Africa November 19, 2020 Find out more February 4, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts South AfricaAfrica The country started off as the spearhead of the Internet in Africa but in early June 2002, its parliament passed a controversial law to fight cyber-terrorism. The law’s opponents also criticised the government for moving to take over assignment of the country’s “.za” domain names.The explosion of the Internet in South Africa delighted Internet fans all over Africa. The country has far and away the most connections. It has been online since the mid-1990s, with the big advantage that nearly all the continent’s Internet traffic passes through its “backbones” (connection nodes enabling world-wide routing of messages). This gives South Africa a solid technological infrastructure to boost its own Internet growth.The road to democratising the Internet began about two years ago and the fruits are now visible. ISPs are flourishing and competition is fierce. The government is keen to get all sectors of the population online as quickly as possible. This has not yet happened but the steady growth in the number of Internet users is very promising.What kind of monitoring of what networks?Two events however clouded the picture in June 2002 – passage of a law to combat cyber-terrorism and the government’s move to take over attribution of “.za” domain names.Parliament passed the Electronic Communications and Transactions Bill with the declared aim of protecting the country against cyber-terrorism. South Africa had earlier signed the first international convention against cyber-crime in Budapest on 23 November 2001, along with 30 or so other countries (the United States, Canada, Japan and members of the Council of Europe).The new law was strongly criticised, especially by the Democratic Alliance party, which voted against it, and by Internet freedom organisations and private firms. The law allows telecommunications minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri to appoint inspectors to monitor telecommunications networks and their content, which they are authorised to seize.Private companies are worried about the government’s interference with e-commerce, even though the minister told parliament she did not intend to monitor traffic. Apart from economic interests, privacy and freedom of expression campaigners fear a lack of openness by the inspectors and wonder which communications networks they will monitor and what kind of data they will seek access to.Resistance over domain namesThe government’s decision to take over assignment of domain names has also sparked controversy. Until the measure allowing this was passed, it was done by a users’ group called NameSpace ZA, run by Mike Lawrie. The government says this should not be done by just one person working in the private sector.Lawrie says the move is plain nationalisation and is unacceptable because the degree of surveillance and control the government would have would threaten the independence of the Internet in the country. He has refused to comply with the new law and in June he switched some of his data and ISPs out of the country so as to protect them, he said, even if it meant being prosecuted.Links:The Internet users’ group Namespace ZAThe South African ISP Association ISPA Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Cable & Wireless explains its involvement in Internet in Maldives

first_imgNews Follow the news on Maldives RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers April 23, 2018 Find out more FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION ON THE INTERNET IN THE MALDIVES August 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cable & Wireless explains its involvement in Internet in Maldives Organisation Imprisoned Internet-usersMohamed Zaki, Ahmad Didi, Ibrahim Lutfy and his assistant Fathimath Nisreen were arrested in January 2002, for working for the email news bulletin Sandhaanu, that exposed human rights abuses and corruption in the Maldives. Charged with “defamation” and having “attempted to overthrow the government”, Zaki, Lutfy and Didi were on 7 July 2002 sentenced to life imprisonment. Fathimath Nisreen, who was only 22 at the time of the trial, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Lutfy managed to escape from prison on 24 May 2003 and now lives in Switzerland.The painter and political dissident Naushad Waheed was arrested on 9 December 2001, for sending emails to Amnesty International. He was sentenced on 12 October 2002 to 15 years in prison for having committed an “anti-government act”. Waheed has been tortured in prison on several occasions.Net censorshipThrough Dhiraagu, the authorities censor online bulletins produced by opponents of the regime. The website of the main opposition party www.maldiviandemocraticparty.org, the news site www.sandhaanu.com, relaunched by Ibrahim Lutfy, and the online magazine www.maldivesculture.com, devoted to human rights and based abroad, are inaccessible in the archipelago. The government also blocks access to discussion groups used by dissident Internet-users. News MaldivesAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img September 12, 2018 Find out more to go further Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist News RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates MaldivesAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the fact the British company Cable & Wireless (C&W) responded to a query about its involvement in the Internet in the Maldives, one of the world’s most repressive countries as regards free expression online, but rejected its reasons for not tackling the government about its Internet policies. “Cable and Wireless must obviously respect the laws of the countries where it operates, but there are certain obligations when you work with a regime that cracks down so hard on free expression,” the organisation said.Reporters Without Borders added: “We don’t ask C&W to pull out of the Maldives’ telecommunications sector, but we do expect it to raise the question of the free flow of information online with the authorities. The letter we have received clearly indicates that C&W refuses to undertake this kind of initiative.”The organisation wrote to C&W chief executive Francesco Caio on 20 July criticising his company’s involvement in the Internet sector in the Maldives. C&W’s director of corporate and public affairs, Lesley Smith, wrote back on 2 August defending its policies.Extracts from the C&W letterSmith said in his letter that, in all the countries where it operates, C&W is required to respect local laws and regulations, including “the implementation of Internet access policies.” He said, “the form of governance in a country is a matter for the citizens of the country concerned and not a matter in which a foreign investor can legitimately intervene.”The letter continued: “The availability of modern communications is an important contributor to the achievement of rights and freedoms for all.” It concluded that it would be inappropriate “to abuse the hospitality of the countries in which we invest by involving ourselves directly in local political issues.”——————————–20.07.2004Open Letter to Francesco Caio, CEO of Cable & WirelessReporters Without Borders has urged the Chief Executive Officer of Cable & Wireless (C&W), Francesco Caio, to put pressure on the Maldives authorities to end abusive Internet censorship and to press for the release of imprisoned Internet-users.The British telecommunications giant holds 45% of the stock in Dhiraagu, the company that runs the network in the Maldives. The country is one of the world’s most repressive of freedom of expression on the Internet. Four Internet-users are currently in jail there for having posted articles critical of the government. “Cable & Wireless has said it is very concerned about human rights issues. We therefore hope that its top executive will appreciate the ethical consequences of running the network in a country like the Maldives,” said the international press freedom organisation.C&W took over telecommunications on the archipelago in 1977. Twenty-one years later the British firm invested in 45% of the stock in Dhivehi Rajjeyge Gulhun Limited (Dhiraagu), a company created to operate telecommunications on the Maldives. The State is the main shareholder in Dhiraagu, which today has a monopoly on Internet access.On its site, C&W says it “supports the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” and that one of its priorities is “to develop ethical behaviour within the company”. 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KKR & Co. Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results

first_img Pinterest KKR & Co. Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Twitter Twitter Pinterest NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2020 results, which have been posted to the Investor Center section of KKR’s website at https://ir.kkr.com/events-presentations/. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005830/en/ A conference call to discuss KKR’s financial results will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 407-0312 (U.S. callers) or +1 (201) 389-0899 (non-U.S. callers); a pass code is not required. Additionally, the conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and may be accessed through the Investor Center section of KKR’s website at https://ir.kkr.com/events-presentations/. A slide presentation containing supplemental commentary will be referenced on the call and may also be accessed through this website in advance of the call. A replay of the live broadcast will be available on KKR’s website beginning approximately one hour after the broadcast. ABOUT KKR KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR—Co. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005830/en/ CONTACT: Investor Relations: Craig Larson +1 (877) 610-4910 (U.S.) / +1 (212) 230-9410 [email protected]: Kristi Huller, Cara Major or Miles Radcliffe-Trenner + 1 (212) 750-8300 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE CONSULTING BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: KKR & Co. Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 05:05 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 05:05 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005830/en Facebookcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Previous articleBenning scores 23 to carry Fairfield over Quinnipiac 77-70Next articleLuminex: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Udaras elections delayed for two years

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Udaras elections delayed for two years Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – July 8, 2010 Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week center_img Previous articleTrial begins in London of man accused of killing Inishowen nativeNext articleCouncillor welcomes Tesco planning refusal News Highland Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Newsx Adverts Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter New legislation introduced by government means that elections to Udaras na Gaeltachta may not be held for up two years despite being due by October of this year.Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs Pat Carey has rejected Opposition claims the Government is anti-democratic in introducing legislation which will postpone the elections.The one-paragraph Údarás na Gaeltachta (Amendment) Bill provides that the time between elections to the Gaeltacht authority be increased from 5½ to 7½ years.last_img read more

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Falling rents double city’s supply of voucher-accessible apartments

first_imgThe change was driven by record rent drops and an increase in available apartments. (iStock)Thanks to the pandemic, rental-voucher holders seeking a better apartment might actually get one.The amount of voucher-accessible housing in New York City has more than doubled, according to an analysis by StreetEasy.From July to December, over 40,000 more units had rents low enough for tenants to use Section 8 vouchers than during the second half of 2019. That’s an increase of 142 percent.The change was driven by record rent drops and an increase in available apartments.Though the Bronx has the most Section 8 voucher use of any borough, Manhattan — which has the least — saw the largest uptick in eligible units. Manhattan rents dropped by more than 16 percent year-over-year. The other boroughs didn’t come close.ADVERTISEMENTThe falling rents mean holders of the federal vouchers have more opportunity to live in convenient locations or in units with more space and amenities.Read more“Abhorrent” but “not surprising”: Rental industry reacts to Section 8 fiasco Housing Rights probe accuses brokerages, landlords of Section 8 discrimination Zumper systematically screened out low-income renters: report Share via Shortlink Full Name* Tags Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* But voucher holders still face challenges.For one, they continue to outnumber the supply of available apartments. Some 85,982 vouchers are in use in New York City, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, but only 71,934 eligible units were listed on StreetEasy in the second half of 2020.And according to UrbanDigs, landlords are warehousing more than half of Manhattan apartments rather than accept a low initial rent that they will be stuck with for years, Patch reported.Another problem is the eligibility formula. The maximum rent levels allowed by many voucher programs is low compared to market-rate rents in New York City, the report states. That’s because the payment standards are based on homes across the metropolitan area, including lower-priced areas of Long Island, New Jersey and the Hudson Valley.If the standard were based only on New York City, 18,548 more units would be available, more than one for every voucher holder, StreetEasy suggests.Eligible apartments, however, are often denied to voucher holders by landlords who want higher-earning tenants or don’t want to deal with the bureaucracy, inspections and delays that Section 8 rentals involve.A lawsuit filed last month by watchdog group Housing Rights Initiative accused 88 landlords and brokerages of income discrimination against Section 8 voucher holders.Contact Cordilia James Manhattan Rental MarketNYC apartmentsNYC Rental MarketReal Estate LawsuitsResidential Real Estatelast_img read more

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USS Nevada Finishes First Post-Overhaul Patrol

first_img July 13, 2011 View post tag: finishes View post tag: News by topic Trident ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) and its Blue Crew returned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor July 3, capping Nevada’s first strategic deterrent patrol following a two-year refueling overhaul.“I am extremely proud of the crew in completing all strategic certifications in the last 12 months and taking the ship to sea for her first strategic patrol in nearly four years,” said Cmdr. Alan Schrader, Blue Crew’s commanding officer.“It is through the crew’s hard work that we completed all tasking,” Schrader continued. “Taking a ship out of refueling overhaul and back to the strategic front lines in the strict timeline required by U.S. Strategic Command was a great accomplishment for both crews and family members of Nevada. It is great to be back as a strategic asset.”Sailors’ families were on hand to greet Nevada as it arrived, with Amanda Voelker receiving the traditional first kiss from her husband, Lt. Nathan Voelker.During Nevada’s 56 days underway, a total of 56 Blue Crew Sailors earned the SSBN Deterrent Patrol Insignia, marking their first deterrent patrol. The crew honored the awardees on the pier with a pinning ceremony during which each was pinned by a representative of his leadership team.Nevada also qualified 10 Blue Crew Sailors – two officers and eight enlisted – as submariners, giving them the honor of wearing the traditional “dolphins.”“Sailors on their first submarine assignment spend a significant amount of time learning the complex systems onboard the submarine,” said Lt. Cmdr. J.W. Hale, Blue Crew’s executive officer. “Their final qualification as a submariner is a significant career achievement that each Sailor can be very proud of. Working with these motivated and intelligent Sailors is the best part of serving as their XO.”Nevada underwent an engineered refueling overhaul at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility from February 2008 to July 2010. The overhaul included a refueling of the ship’s reactor, extending Nevada’s service for 20 more years.After emerging from the shipyard, Nevada underwent several months of post-refueling overhaul certifications, capped by the successful test launch of a Trident II D5 missile during demonstration and shakedown operations off the coast of Southern California in March.“Our Sailors’ dedication and perseverance allowed us to successfully complete every challenge and milestone placed in front of us to get USS Nevada back on the front lines as a strategic asset,” said Command Master Chief(SS) and Chief of the Boat Matt Tresch. “Our Sailors’ sacrifice would not have been possible if not for the support of our families and friends. It has been a complete team effort from both Blue and Gold crews, our family support groups, and the entire Pacific northwest Navy team.”Nevada is one of eight Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines homeported at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, providing the survivable leg of the nation’s strategic deterrent forces.[mappress]Source: navy, July 13, 2011; View post tag: USS View post tag: Post-Overhaul Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nevada Finishes First Post-Overhaul Patrol View post tag: Patrol View post tag: first View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy USS Nevada Finishes First Post-Overhaul Patrol Training & Education View post tag: Nevada Share this articlelast_img read more

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