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  • Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( Q12018 Interim Report

    first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

  • Atelier Thomas Pucher’s Urban Terraces to be Built in Vienna

    first_imgArchDaily Architecture Competitions Atelier Thomas Pucher’s Urban Terraces to be Built in Vienna ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAtelier Thomas Pucher has won first prize in an invited competition to realize a cluster of “Urban Terraces” in Vienna. Described as a product of the “modern patchwork city,” the project is designed to connect its residents to the surrounding districts and open space through the “countless sight lines” preserved by the circular nature of the mid-rise buildings. This is intended to achieve a sense of “urban porosity” within a stacked residential landscape. + 19Save this picture!Section. Image Courtesy of Atelier Thomas PucherSave this picture!Typical Floor Plan. Image Courtesy of Atelier Thomas Pucher“The round shape of the houses grants each apartment several view directions,” says Atelier Thomas Pucher. “Each apartment is a ‘corner flat’ with optimal exposure. A ring of different terraces such as French balconies, raised beds and two-story loggias surround the apartments, and maximize the residential quality of the zone.”Save this picture!© Lukas GaćWhen complete in 2016, the project will be comprised of seven homes and 201 apartments, as well as a business start-up center with office space – all connected by semi-public green space.Save this picture!© Jam JamCompetition“Wien Viertel Zwei Plus”- Construction Site 2AwardFirst PrizeArchitectsAtelier Thomas PucherLocationVienna, AustriaProject LeaderRobert LamprechtDesign TeamThomas Pucher, Erich Ranegger, Robert Lamprecht, Marko Acimovic, Nemanja Kocic, Alberto Blanco-Vincente, Patrick Hemetsberger, Hannes Stöffler, Dominik Zach, Monika KowalukClientIC ProjektentwicklungArea23500.0 sqmProject Year2016PhotographsLukas Gać, Jam Jam, Courtesy of Atelier Thomas Pucher, A.B. WalkerImage gallerySee allShow lessMagaldi and Unamuno Squares / Galpón EstudioSelected ProjectsCasa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Lukas GaćWritten by Karissa RosenfieldDecember 29, 2014 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Atelier Thomas Pucher’s Urban Terraces to be Built in ViennaSave this articleSaveAtelier Thomas Pucher’s Urban Terraces to be Built in Vienna Copy#TagsArchitecture CompetitionsResidential ArchitectureHousingViennaHousingResidentialText Message HtmlCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Atelier Thomas Pucher’s Urban Terraces to be Built in Vienna ” 29 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore 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 streamlast_img read more

  • CLTHouse / atelierjones

    first_imgCLTHouse / atelierjonesSave this projectSaveCLTHouse / atelierjones “COPY” Subcontractors: CopyHouses•Seattle, United States Contractor: United States Area:  1500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2015 Houses Charles Stratton Cabinets, Solar Innovations, Sky Hatch, Rubelcon, Siding, Small Planet Workshop, PH Envelope materials, Truescapes, Leader/Fairweather, West Coast Wire and OSP Sling, Katwall Inc Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY”center_img Structural Engineer: Save this picture!© Lara Swimmer Photography+ 29 Share CLTHouse / atelierjones Architects: atelierjones Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Passive House Consultant:Brett HolverstottClt Consultants:Susan Jones, atelierjones, WoodWorks, Arup, Hans-Erik Blomgren, Ethan Martin, Joe Swain, Brian GerichClt Fabrication/Cnc:Structurlam, Ron McDougal, Thor de VosWood Fabrication Services:Euroclime LLC, Kim NguyenDesign Team:Susan Jones, Brian Gerich, Joe Swain, Maria Ibarlucia, Mesa Sherriff, Megumi MigitaCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lara Swimmer PhotographyText description provided by the architects. CLTHouse is a modest single family house for a family of four in urban Seattle. Situated on a small, leftover 2,500 sf triangular lot, the house negotiates between an oversized alley and rear bank parking lot, and an established neighborhood near Lake Washington. The materiality of the house recalls ubiquitous small Pacific Northwest beach cabins, as well as specifics of the site: once a beach itself, under 9’ of water in 1916. The house explores the dialogue between a blackened wood exterior, opening up to a whitened cross-laminated-timber (CLT) interior left raw, lightly whitewashed. Washed in light, textures and smells of natural materials, and to be surrounded in green, the house requires a tiny, vertical central service core. Channeling utilities from basement to roof deck, the core is shrouded with glossy white and ice-blue finishes, of unnatural materials – gwb, plastic-laminate, stainless steel and quartz. Surrounding the core, dramatic vertically lit spaces of the interior open up across through the kitchen core, through the staircase, up to the cedar roof deck with distant views of the lake. Spatially dynamic, reflecting the triangular site, the views are carefully screened and then revealed. Tectonically experimenting, the 67 CLT panels were pre-fabricated and routed using CNC technology, delivered to the site for erection in 12 days. Maximizing the power of CNC technology, some interior panels evoke pine knots, others are vaulted to create visceral experiences of light and space. Clad in burnt, shou-sugi-ban treated Douglas Fir, the house is blackened on the exterior, while the interior reveals the white, immersive, visceral natural experience.Save this picture!© Lara Swimmer PhotographySave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Lara Swimmer PhotographyEmerging from central Europe in the 90’s, CLT – from FSC-harvested regional timber – is emerging as a highly efficient carbon sequestration strategy, encompassing interdisciplinary efforts between wood fabricators and foresters, academics and practicing architects, policy makers and non-profit leaders. An alternative to more carbon intensive materials of concrete and steel, its use promotes mass timber as a viable and beautiful building material that if responsibly harvested becomes a highly sustainable strategy. The house required approximately 20 trees for construction, including 17 small-diameter Western White Pine trees required for the CLT-panel construction. In addition to harvesting these trees through FSC-certified sources, the owner’s family planted an additional 20 trees to act as carbon sequestration for decades to come. The first CLT structure to be permitted in the City of Seattle, and one of the first in the US to utilize CLT both as structure and finish material, the house has been a research vehicle for the firm over the last four years, and has been widely shared with a broad-based, interdisciplinary CLT community throughout Washington State from code and policymakers to academicians, and statewide AEC community. Construction completed in June 2015.Save this picture!© Lara Swimmer PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow less3D Ocean Farm Creator Wins 2015 Buckminster Fuller ChallengeArchitecture NewsCuratorial Team Selected for British Pavilion at 2016 Venice BiennaleArchitecture News Share Harriott, Valentine Engineers, Jim Harriott, Elizabeth Lozner, Jouni Paavola Projects Photographs:  Lara Swimmer Photography Year:  Cascade Built, Nicole Pi, Sloan Ritchie, Terry Ducatt, Mark Hughes, Al Fernandez, Kirk Hochstatter CopyAbout this officeatelierjonesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleUnited StatesPublished on October 22, 2015Cite: “CLTHouse / atelierjones” 22 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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  • Miner Road House / Faulkner Architects

    first_img Miner Road House / Faulkner Architects Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States CopyAbout this officeFaulkner ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSustainabilityOrindaOn InstagramUnited StatesPublished on July 18, 2019Cite: “Miner Road House / Faulkner Architects” 18 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Architects: Faulkner Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3724 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Miner Road House / Faulkner ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMiner Road House / Faulkner Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher+ 19Curated by Martita Vial della Maggiora Share CopyHouses, Renovation, Sustainability•Orinda, United States Products used in this ProjectCurtain WallsReynaers AluminiumCurtain WallsSave this picture!© Joe FletcherText description provided by the architects. The clients are a couple of environmental scientists who, along with their two sons, relocated from the Oakland Hills to the warmer climate of Orinda. Their commitment to sustainability, including a request for net-zero energy performance annually, was evident in their thinking throughout the design process. A three-bedroom program began as a remodel of a 1954 ranch house at the foot of a hill next to a seasonal creek. Save this picture!© Joe FletcherAfter finding the existing structure and soils to be unsuitable, the direction settled on reusing the existing footprint under the shade of a Valley Oak that had grown up close to the original house. The surviving portion of the original house is the fireplace which was wrapped in concrete and utilized for structural support. This made additional grading unnecessary and allowed the new house to maintain the same intimate relation to the old oak.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherThe family desired an open living layout that connected directly to the landscape. A mezzanine plan evolved with a double height family space nested with a master bedroom and study stacked above the kitchen and nook. A screened pacing deck for long phone calls shades the upper level from afternoon summer sun. Downstairs, secondary bedrooms along an extendable hallway, wrap an outdoor dining area situated between the kitchen and family room.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherConstruction materials and methods were considered in balance between first and lifecycle costs. The Corten steel rainscreen for the exterior skin and interior wood were chosen to take advantage of zero annual maintenance cost and a shotcrete foundation allowed formwork to be repurposed for wood framing.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!Level 1Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSingle use material selections such as the Corten steel and shotcrete foundation reduced complexity in detailing and labor costs allowing a larger portion of the budget to be reallocated for upgraded mechanical, insulation, and glazing systems.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherThe same attitude for interior finishes produced acoustically insulated, unfinished oak ceilings and walls. The sum total of the limited and landscape-driven materials presents a relaxed and quiet built environment that allows the senses to focus on the natural environment. A haptic connection to the rhythms of our planet is evident.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherA 14-gauge Corten rainscreen provides a no-maintenance skin. High levels of insulation and glazing efficiency reduce heating and cooling loads. An 8.1kW photovoltaic system provides on-site renewable energy and produced more electrical energy than the house used the first year.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherRainwater is collected via a waterfall from the roof at the end of the hallway. Buried tanks store water for use in toilets and laundry. Greywater is collected separately and reused for irrigation. Electronically commutated motors and variable speed heat pumps are used to further limit energy use and control heating and cooling. An energy recovery ventilator is used to provide fresh air.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessSuperspace Designs Energy-Harvesting Balloons for Abu DhabiArchitecture NewsHow Can We Reduce Carbon Emissions in Architectural Projects?Articles Share Year:  “COPY” Photographs:  Joe Fletcher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, 12th Avenue Iron, Bega, Flos, Kohler, Miele, Moooi, Paola Lenti, Subzero/Wolf, Viabizzuno, ZANOTTA, Kymo, VALVO Products translation missing: 2017 ArchDaily Photographs “COPY”last_img read more

  • Dual Modern House / KUBE architecture

    first_imgArchDaily CAS Engineering “COPY” JZ Structural Consulting Manufacturers: Atlas Concorde, GRAPHISOFT, Hansgrohe, Buschfeld, Design Within Reach, Flos, Lacava, Stone Source, Adobe, Bushfeld, Mosaic Tile, Trimble Interior Contractor: RiverBend Green Roofs Dual Modern House / KUBE architecture 2019 Green Roof: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  1200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project United States General Contractor: Janet Bloomberg Lead Architect: Structural Engineer: Civil Engineer: Houses Dual Modern House / KUBE architectureSave this projectSaveDual Modern House / KUBE architecturecenter_img “COPY” Architects: KUBE architecture Area Area of this architecture project Planted Earth Photographs Landscape Installer: Save this picture!© Anice Hoachlander+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeKUBE architectureOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKensingtonOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on October 18, 2019Cite: “Dual Modern House / KUBE architecture” 18 Oct 2019. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Anice Hoachlander, Julia Heine Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Think Make Build Year:  CopyHouses•Kensington, United States Campion Hruby Landscape Architects Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationGRAPHISOFTVirtual Building Software – Archicad 23Design Team:Janet Bloomberg, Matthias Arauco, Matthew DoughertyClient:Janet BloombergCustom Steel:Metal SpecialtiesCustom Woodworking:Mersoa WoodworkingCity:KensingtonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Anice HoachlanderText description provided by the architects. This renovation and addition to the architect’s own 1950 mid-century modern house, designed by Charles Goodman, included 2 phases. The existing Goodman structure was renovated 5 years ago, with a new kitchen, bathroom, finishes, windows, mechanical, and electrical. The floor plan was preserved, the kitchen opened up to living space, and bedrooms/bathrooms renovated.Save this picture!© Anice HoachlanderThe rear addition, recently completed and featured in this presentation, includes a new den, office, and kids’ hangout space, with 2 new full bathrooms and a laundry room. Flexibility was designed into the house, with flow between spaces and sliding walls that allow for a future change of use. The separate entrance allows for the possibility of an accessory dwelling unit, or in-law suite.Save this picture!© Julia HeineSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Julia HeineThe addition, set half a level up the natural slope of the site, is separated from the existing house with a courtyard between the two. The addition utilizes the same basic tenets of Goodman’s architecture: large expanses of glass exposed structural elements, and an indoor-outdoor relationship. It follows the size and proportions of the existing pitched roof house but is comprised of two shed-roofed volumes that flank a central walkway.Save this picture!© Julia HeineThis walkway, connecting the new to the old, serves as a gallery for art display on the lower level and widens out to a seating area on the upper level. A “landscape wall” defines this space from the outside, as a contrast to the glass-paneled wall of the existing living room.Save this picture!© Julia HeineThe pitch of the addition’s shed roofs allows for clerestory windows in all rooms, offering views of the many large trees on the site, all of which were preserved during construction. Each room in the addition also has a wall of full-height glass on the end, and both ends of the central walkway are glass, so the landscape serves as the main focal point. Sliding doors that pocket into the walls join the central walkway to the surrounding spaces.Save this picture!© Julia HeineA green roof on the connecting walkway serves as a focal point from the new addition while collecting water runoff from the existing house roof. A small basement accessible from an outdoor stair contains all mechanical equipment and the electrical panel. Ductwork runs underground to the new concrete floors, providing a highly efficient air supply system. Metal roofing wraps down the sidewalls of the new structure, draining water to linear gravel troughs along the perimeter – so no downspouts or gutters are needed.Save this picture!© Anice HoachlanderProject gallerySee allShow lessMyhal Center for Engineering, Innovation and Entrepreneurship / Montgomery Sisam Arc…Selected ProjectsJ.G. 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  • JustGiving Awards open for fundraiser nominations

    first_img JustGiving has announced that it is now open for fundraiser nominations for its 2017 Awards.JustGiving is again asking charities to nominate their favourite fundraisers: inspiring individuals who have used the site to raise money for them either through fundraising or crowdfunding, and who deserve to be recognised for their contribution and commitment. Charities can nominate as many people as they like and are also invited to ask their supporters to join in by nominating fundraisers they know. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 JustGiving Awards open for fundraiser nominations A JustGiving Awards pack is available on the nominations page for download to help charities spread the word on social media. It contains images for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as badges, buttons and banners for websites.Voting for the Charity of the Year is due to open soon, and people will be able to vote for any charity using JustGiving, Tagged with: Awards Justgiving  83 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 19 June 2017 | News  84 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

  • Abbas says government knows where Alan Johnston is being held

    first_img May 2, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Abbas says government knows where Alan Johnston is being held May 28, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out more Organisation Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News Two days after saying they know the identify of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston’s kidnappers, the Palestinian authorities today said they know where he is being held but have decided for the time being not to use force to avoid putting him in danger. “We are pursuing our efforts to free him as soon as possible,” President Mahmoud Abbas said. Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh has reportedly sent several messages to the kidnappers.————————————————————-30.04.2007Government says it is negotiating with Johnston’s kidnappers Follow the news on Palestine News June 3, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alertscenter_img to go further Reporters Without Borders calls on the Palestinian government to step up efforts to obtain the release of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston after it said today that it was in touch with his abductors. PalestineMiddle East – North Africa News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Agence France-Presse quoted Ahmed as saying a meeting was held today between a government emissary and a representative of the group holding him. The kidnappers are said to have conveyed demands of a “political and ideological” nature which, for the time being, have not been met.“If we don’t come to an agreement, the law will be applied regardless of the method we use to put an end to this case, which has given Palestinians a very bad image,” Ahmed told AFP, adding that the negotiations had reached a very delicate stage.Reporters Without Borders urged the Palestinian government to redouble its efforts to obtain the release of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston after Deputy Prime Minister Azzam Al-Ahmed confirmed today that the authorities are in contact with his abductors. Johnston was kidnapped 50 days ago in Gaza.“These past few weeks have been very trying for Johnston’s family and friends,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The announcement of contacts constitutes indirect evidence that he is still alive. But the uncertainty about the identity of his kidnappers continue, and his plight should stimulate all Palestinian and foreign actors to step up their efforts to get him released as soon as possible.”The BBC’s main correspondent in the Gaza Strip, Johnston was on his way home from his office on 12 March when gunmen intercepted his car and drove off with him. Help by sharing this information RSF_en PalestineMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

  • Egypt: New media law aims to silence independent online media, RSF says

    first_imgNews Under the new law, which the authorities began implementing on 23 October, online newspapers will now have to apply to register. Getting a permit seems impossible for sites already blocked by the government. In the event that they do get a permit, there is no guarantee that they would unblocked. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the new media regulation law now in effect in Egypt, which imposes intolerable financial conditions on the country’s last independent media outlets and aggravates the already oppressive climate online. Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Online freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expressionEconomic pressure February 6, 2021 Find out more News According to the information gathered by RSF, news websites are being given very little time to apply and face the possibility of heavy fines – between 1 million and 3 million pounds (50,000 and 150,000 euros) if they fail to comply. The news website Masryat has already decided to suspend operations while it studies its legal options, in order to avoid being exposed to the possibility of an exorbitant fine. RSF_en “This law is tantamount to extortion, because journalists now have to pay if they want to work,” said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The implementation of this very coercive media law has a clear political objective – to silence the last independent voices. We are facing the probable extinction or exile of Egypt’s last independent media.” January 22, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Online freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expressionEconomic pressure Articles 34 and 36 of the new law fix the sum that media outlets must deposit in a bank account, depending on the type of media. In all, applying for a media permit will cost 660,000 Egyptian pounds (33,000 euros). A deposit of 50,000 pounds (2,450 euros) is needed just to start the application process. This is a large sum in Egypt, much more than independent websites can afford.center_img November 3, 2018 Egypt: New media law aims to silence independent online media, RSF says Follow the news on Egypt to go further News Organisation News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Help by sharing this information February 1, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Independent journalism is dying in Egypt and readers can barely access it online anyway because several hundred websites have been blocked since last year. With at least 38 professional and non-professional journalists currently held in connection with their reporting, Egypt is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. The new media law has other articles designed to restrict the flow of news and information online. Under article 19, any personal website, blog or social network account with more than 5,000 followers will be regarded as a media outlet and therefore liable to surveillance by the authorities. And the Supreme Council for Media Regulation now has the power to block or suspend personal accounts if it decides that they are “publishing or broadcasting fake news.”last_img read more

  • The Latest: US government seizes over 10M fake N95 masks

    first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 WhatsApp The Latest: US government seizes over 10M fake N95 masks Previous articleSoftServe acquiert le statut d’Expert en droit et gouvernement, dans le cadre du programme Google Cloud Partner AdvantageNext articleElement Solutions Inc Declares Dividend of $0.05 Per Share Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebookcenter_img Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel sprinkles ashes on the head of parishioners during Ash Wednesday, at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 in Lafayette, La. Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest TAGS  last_img read more

  • Finding Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

    first_img Finding Opportunity in Opportunity Zones Home / D&I / Finding Opportunity in Opportunity Zones About Author: Eric C. Peck ATTOM Data Solutions has released its Q1 2021 special report analyzing qualified low-income Opportunity Zones established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. ATTOM examined 4,579 zones nationally with sufficient sales data to analyze, meaning they had at least five home sales in Q1 of 2021.The report found that median home prices increased from Q1 of 2020 to Q1 of 2021 in 75% of Opportunity Zones with sufficient data to analyze and rose by at least 10% in close to two-thirds of them. Those percentages roughly tracked trends in areas of the U.S. outside of Opportunity Zones, continuing patterns from Q4 of 2020.Median prices of single-family houses and condos rose from Q1 of 2020 to Q1 of 2021 in 2,771 (75%) of Opportunity Zones with sufficient data to analyze and increased in 1,987 (54%) of the Zones from Q4 of 2020 to Q1 of 2021. By comparison, median prices rose annually in 78% of census tracts outside of Opportunity Zones and quarterly in 55% of them. Year-over-year, median home prices rose at least 10% in Q1 of 2021 in 2,249 (61%) of Opportunity Zones with sufficient data to analyze. Prices also rose that much during that time period in 58% of other census tracts throughout the country with sufficient data.Opportunity Zones are defined in the Tax Act legislation as census tracts, in or alongside, low-income neighborhoods that meet various criteria for redevelopment in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Census tracts, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, cover areas with 1,200 to 8,000 residents, with an average of about 4,000 people.Prices in these Opportunity Zones lagged behind the national average in Q1, as approximately 43% of zones with enough data still had median prices of less than $150,000. That total was down from 50% a year earlier, as prices inside some of the nation’s poorest communities kept surging ahead with the broader market.”Some of the country’s poorest neighborhoods continued riding the long national boom in home prices during the first quarter of the year, reaping increases that pretty much matched those in more-affluent areas. Those ongoing gains emerged in the latest price data showing values in designated Opportunity Zones rising at about the same pace, or even more, than in other communities,” said Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer with ATTOM Data Solutions. “Home values inside the Zones remain quite low compared to the rest of the U.S., but they are far from immune from the boom. That shows continued interest among homebuyers in marginal areas and continues to bode well for the redevelopment that Opportunity Zone tax breaks are designed to promote.”States with the largest percentage of Opportunity Zones where median prices rose, year-over-year, during Q1 of 2021 included Arizona (median prices up, year-over-year, in 84% of Zones), Idaho (83%), Oregon (83%), Nevada (82%), and Michigan (82%).Of all 4,579 Zones in the report, 1,964 (43%) had a median price in Q1 of 2021 that was less than $150,000 and 786 (17%) had medians ranging from $150,000 to $199,999. The total percentage of Zones with typical values below $200,000 was down from 67% in Q1 of 2020 to 60% in Q1 of 2021.Regionally, the Midwest continued to have the highest portion of Opportunity Zone tracts with a median home price of less than $150,000 (68%) in Q1, followed by the South (51%), the Northeast (43%), and the West (8%). 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