Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULL Conventional bonds have risen in strength against Islamic Sukuk “bonds” in the Gulf. Issuance of conventional bonds surged to hit $15bn (£9.4bn) last year, whilst the issuance of sukuk hit $7bn, according to research by Trowers & Hamlins. The reputation of sukuk had been hit during the financial crisis, which has led investors to turn to more conventional bonds. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com whatsapp whatsapp Islamic bonds face challenge Share Monday 17 January 2011 9:16 pm
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THE story of RAB Capital’s fall from grace serves as a metaphor for the entire credit crunch. When Philip Richards floated the fund on the stock market in 2004, he made millions for himself, not to mention his colleagues. Until the crisis, the fund performed superbly; it appeared RAB could do no wrong. But Richards made a disastrous bet on Northern Rock through the RAB Special Situations (RSS) fund and lost virtually the entire investment after it was nationalised. As if that wasn’t enough, RSS made lots of investments in illiquid natural resources assets; investors asked for their money back, but the cash wasn’t there. When hubris strikes, it strikes hard. RAB gave RSS clients an ultimatum in 2008. Either it liquidated the assets – meaning a massive loss – or they agreed to be locked in for three years while it proceeded with an orderly sell-down. Now the firm has six months before the gate is opened, and it expects 79 per cent of investors – who hold around $370m – to pull out. That is a quite simply staggering state of affairs: a company that managed £7.2bn at its zenith in 2007 will soon have around $100m in its “master” fund. Yesterday the chief executive admitted the firm had “made mistakes”. Quite. Of course, for the 20 per cent or so who stick around, the real question is how RSS will perform in the future. There are signs that RAB?has learnt lessons: its investments are more liquid, and restricted to long-only bets on the natural resources sector and emerging markets. That said, its recent play on Falkland Oil & Gas was a shocker: the firm’s shares have plummeted from 243.5p in July to 81.75p yesterday, after its three-year quest for oil in the Falklands proved fruitless. Richards still has much proving to do. More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapp KCS-content Wednesday 6 April 2011 8:19 pm Share The rise and fall of a hedge fund star Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL
People Co-founder Collins steps down from Gaming Realms board AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Simon Collins, the co-founder of Gaming Realms, is to step down from his role as a non-executive director on the mobile games developer’s board with immediate effect.Gaming Realms did not disclose the reasons behind Collins’s departure, but did confirm that his exit will be effective from today (11 October).Collins helped co-found Gaming Realms in 2012 and played a major role in developing its Bear Group B2C real-money gaming business, which it sold to River iGaming in July as part of a pivot to becoming a B2B supplier. Collins exits the Gaming Realms board with a 3.80% stake in the developer, holding a total of 10,806,742 shares.He was previously a founder of bingo operator Cashcade, which created brands including Foxy Bingo and Cheeky Bingo, before being acquired by PartyGaming in a deal worth up to £95.9m in 2009. Another Cashcade veteran, Patrick Southon, remains chief executive of Gaming Realms.“I would like to recognise Simon’s significant contributions to Gaming Realms and thank him for his commitment to the group,” Gaming Realms’ non-executive chairman Michael Buckley said of Collins’ departure.“He has provided valuable insight and expertise in his roles as both an executive and non-executive director. We all wish him every success for the future.”Collins’ departure comes after reported an 18% year-on-year rise in revenue in the first half of 2019, primarily due to growth within its licensing division. Total continuing revenue for the six months to June 30, 2019 amounted to £3.2m (€3.6m/$4.0m), up from £2.7m in the corresponding period last year.The developer was also able to cut its pre-tax loss in the period, with this down from £3.1m in the first half of 2018 to £2.5m in the same period this year.Image: Gaming Realms Tags: Mobile 11th October 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: People Strategy Simon Collins, the co-founder of Gaming Realms, is to step down from his role as a non-executive director on the mobile games developer’s board with immediate effect. Email Address
P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) 2009 abridged results.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Precision Air Services Plc (PAL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Precision Air Services Plc (PAL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Precision Air Services Plc (PAL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Precision Air Services Plc (PAL.tz) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfilePrecision Air Services Plc (Precision Air) is a private Tanzanian airline operation based at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam; with an operations hub at Mwanza Airport. Precision Air operates scheduled passenger services to major airports in Kenya, Uganda, the DRC and the Islands of Comores and other airports in Tanzania. The company started as a private charter air transport company in 1993, and later started flying regional and domestic routes for passengers and cargo. It became a public company in 2011. Precision Air also provides ground handling services. Precision Air Services Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
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Area: 2100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of pierre alain trévelo & antoine viger-kohler architectes+ 10 Share France Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/103025/26-apartments-pierre-alain-trevelo-antoine-viger-kohler-architectes Clipboard 26 Apartments / Pierre Alain Trévelo & Antoine Viger-Kohler architectesSave this projectSave26 Apartments / Pierre Alain Trévelo & Antoine Viger-Kohler architectes Projects CopyApartments•Choisy-le-Roi, France “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. This project is poised to make a statement about what social housing can be: to provide high quality housing at controlled costs, and promote a strong architectural image in the city. Save this picture!Courtesy of pierre alain trévelo & antoine viger-kohler architectesThe 26 units in the building are distributed around a core stairwell in order to take advantage of the site’s angled position. The service rooms are grouped together at the center of the building, and the living rooms benefit from a double exposition. The vista of the Seine and the surrounding landscape is thus largely visible. The load-bearing façade allows for the elimination of bearing walls in the apartments in order to leave open new possibilities over time. Save this picture!Courtesy of pierre alain trévelo & antoine viger-kohler architectesWhile the apartments are based on a logical principle of organization, the arrangement of the balconies is what gives a unique character to each unit. Each apartment benefits from a private outdoor space: gardens for the ground floor, balconies for the middle floors, and large terraces for the top floors. Save this picture!Courtesy of pierre alain trévelo & antoine viger-kohler architectesThe choice of a principle, continuous material for the group of façades expresses a sense of unity and reinforces the geometry of the Ilot. The exterior is enriched by the diversity of balconies that create a random visual play on the façade. The utilization of bricks as a facing adds further complexity to this imperfect site, and gives one the perception of a façade that is constantly changing.Save this picture!Courtesy of pierre alain trévelo & antoine viger-kohler architectesProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Elbe Philharmonic Hall / Herzog and de MeuronArticlesVideo: Farewell Chapel / OFIS ArhitektiArticlesProject locationAddress:Choisy-le-Roi, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Pierre Alain Trévelo & Antoine Viger-Kohler architectes Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePierre Alain Trévelo & Antoine Viger-Kohler architectesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingChoisy-le-RoiFrancePublished on March 30, 2011Cite: “26 Apartments / Pierre Alain Trévelo & Antoine Viger-Kohler architectes” 30 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
The Canadian Supreme Court’s decision, which was published on November 30, upholds the rulings of two lower courts in a legal battle that dates back to 2015, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) obtained a production order compelling VICE and Makuch to hand over all communications with Farah Shirdon, a Canadian citizen and alleged Islamic State fighter. It is now up to the RCMP to uphold the production order, and thereafter up to VICE and Makuch to choose how to respond. On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia CanadaAmericas Protecting sources January 15, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation CanadaAmericas Protecting sources “Compelling a journalist to hand over their communications with a source for the purpose of a police investigation directly undermines the independence journalists must enjoy in order to fulfill their news gathering role,” said Margaux Ewen, RSF’s North America Director.“The fact that this production order has been upheld by Canada’s highest court today is an alarming development. The chilling effect of this decision could critically harm journalists’ ability to gather and report the news in Canada. Today’s Supreme Court ruling was not just a loss for VICE and Ben Makuch, but for all journalists and media organizations working in Canada.” News Follow the news on Canada “This is a dark day for press freedom, which is a basic tenet of democracy,” a spokesperson for VICE said. “While we’ve lost this battle, nothing can shake our belief that a free press is instrumental to a truthful understanding of the world in which we live.” This Supreme Court decision comes at a time when journalistic source protection has been increasingly under threat. Despite the adoption of a federal “shield law” protecting confidential sources —which does not apply in the VICE case— in October 2017, a Quebec Superior Court in March ordered Marie-Maude Denis, an investigative reporter for Radio-Canada, to reveal her sources in a Quebec City corruption case. The court applied the shield law, but ultimately ruled that the public’s interest in the outcome of the trial outweighed that of journalistic source protection. Radio-Canada is currently fighting the order to compel Denis’ testimony, and the Supreme Court announced on August 9 that it will hear this case. News Canada ranks 18th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by the Canadian Supreme Court’s decision today that upholds a lower court’s ruling compelling VICE reporter Ben Makuch to hand over all his communications with his source, an alleged Islamic State fighter to Canadian police. A coalition of 12 press freedom and civil liberties groupsfrom around the world, including RSF, intervened in the case when it was heard before the Supreme Court of Canada on May 23. The coalition argued that the protection of confidential journalistic material from compelled disclosure is a fundamental condition of freedom of the press. Without it, the vital watchdog role journalists play in a democratic society is undermined, as sources risk being deterred from sharing information of public interest with members of the press. “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” *CORRECTION: An earlier version of this statement inaccurately referred to this case as involving confidential sources in its title. This has since been updated. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more November 30, 2018 CANADA – Supreme Court rules against VICE reporter in trial on source protection Image credit: VICE November 11, 2020 Find out more
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