PSA Kenitra Sales Double in 2018

Rabat – Sales of the French multinational car manufacturer PSA Group, formerly known as PSA Peugeot, has reached a significant number of global sourcing that amounted to nearly €700 million in 2018 only. “Ever since it started 3 years ago in Kenitra, the commitment the group has taken on were fulfilled this year,” said Jean-Chrirtophe Quemar, firm’s executive vice-president for Middle East region. The number of purchases doubled compared to the previous year, according to Quemar’s press release. The PSA subsidiary relies heavily on the business ecosystem of its group which supplies its factories not only in the Middle East region but also in Europe. In Morocco, there are more than 63 supplier sites that are catering for the plants of the PSA group.According to the press release, the French group significantly contributes to Morocco’s labor market. Its contribution involves improving employment opportunities and enhancing the competences of its workforce. PSA benefits from a number of product offensive strategies employed by the four of its car makes, Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, and DS. It also benefits from the development of its sales in Europe, the Middle East region, Africa, according to the same source. The Group has consolidated its position as leader in the car manufacturing industry in the Moroccan market, and was ranked sixth in Top Ten with the highest purchases completing 2018 with unprecedented achievements in terms of deliveries, which stood at 75,000 cars. read more

Central African Republic calls for aid after withdrawal of UN mission

“The departure of the UN mission in Chad and the Central African Republic (MINURCAT) in December 2010 has left a security vacuum which the country is trying to fill despite its limited means,” Foreign Minister Antoine Gambi told the General Assembly. “The reinforcement of the capacities of our defence and security forces which must assume the burden from the international forces is still far from being transformed into action.”MINURCAT, which was established in 2007 to help protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian aid to thousands of people displaced by to insecurity in Chad, CAR and neighbouring Sudan, was withdrawn last December at the request of the Chadian Government, which has pledged full responsibility for protecting civilians on its territory.Mr. Gambi stressed that parts of CAR still suffered from the “cruel and barbarous” aggression of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which continues to perpetrate “atrocities, destruction, looting, forced recruitment and deportations of men, women and children,” and he voiced appreciation for initiatives by the UN, African Union and United States ton the issue. The LRA was formed in the late 1980s in Uganda and for over 15 years its attacks were mainly directed against Ugandan civilians and security forces, which in 2002 dislodged the rebels, who then exported their rampage to Uganda’s neighbours. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued arrest warrants for the LRA’s commander-in-chief, Joseph Kony, and other senior officers on 33 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes.Mr. Gambi also voiced support for UN efforts to bring about nuclear disarmament and called for an expansion of the 15-member Security Council “to account for the emergence of new powers by giving a more equitable place to all the continents.” 26 September 2011The Central African Republic (CAR) today appealed to the international community to take urgent action to help consolidate peace and prevent fighting following the withdrawal of a United Nations peacekeeping mission. read more

Sierra Leone UNbacked court questions circumstances of rebel leaders death

Alan White, the tribunal’s chief of investigations, said he had credible information that the family of Mr. Bockarie had been killed in Liberia. That news, he said, casts serious doubts about the claims regarding the circumstances of Mr. Bockarie’s death on 6 May, and he argued that President Taylor continued to obstruct the tribunal’s efforts. Mr. Bockarie, a former commander of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) during the war, was indicted for atrocities on 7 March.For the past 10 days, the authorities in Liberia have refused to transfer Mr. Bockarie’s body to the Court for an independent forensic examination in order to provide positive identification. The Office of the Prosecutor has repeatedly called on President Taylor to cooperate with the Court’s work, to no avail.In an interview published in the Washington Post, the Court’s Chief Prosecutor, David Crane, charged that Mr. Bockarie was executed by President Taylor’s chief of security, Gen. Benjamin Yeaten.Mr. Crane said another fugitive from the court, Johnny Paul Koroma, was hiding in northern Liberia, near the border with Sierra Leone. “We call on Taylor to rejoin the family of nations and turn over Koroma and any other indicted war criminals he is sheltering,” the Prosecutor said. “We call on Taylor to cease and desist his illegal actions.” read more

Offensive explosion led by Cardale Jones Devin Smith gives Buckeyes 59 point

OSU senior wide receiver Devin Smith celebrates after scoring one of his 3 touchdowns in the 2014 Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. OSU won, 59-0.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorINDIANAPOLIS — More than three years ago, a pair of future Ohio State football players connected in a high school all-star game for a seemingly meaningless touchdown.On Saturday night, that connection re-emerged in a big way as redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones found senior wide receiver Devin Smith for three scores in a 59-0 blowout victory over the Wisconsin Badgers, giving the Buckeyes their first Big Ten title since 2009.Jones and Smith last connected for a touchdown in the 2011 Big-33 classic, which pits some of the best high school football players from the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.That connection, which was a 54-yard touchdown pass, was reminiscent of the Buckeye win over the Badgers as Smith hauled in scores of 39, 44 and 42 yards from Jones, who was making his first career start for OSU.Jones took over the starting spot after redshirt-sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett fractured his ankle during OSU’s win over Michigan to close out the regular season.Smith finished the game with a Big Ten Championship Game record 137 receiving yards to go along with his three scores.Smith said he discussed that game in June of 2011 with Jones prior to the Big Ten title matchup.“I knew when J.T. went down that Cardale was going to be the quarterback,” Smith said. “I just told him, ‘lets get back to the Big 33 all-star game we played in together’ and that right there (his performance) says it all.”Jones completed 12 of 17 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns, all to Smith.The redshirt-sophomore’s performance was of no surprise to Jones’ head coach Urban Meyer.“I knew he had the talent to throw the ball and execute but I figured there would be first game jitters,” Meyer said after the game. “There was none of that.”Barrett, who was on the sideline for the game, said he was happy for Jones and the way the team played as a whole.“Definitely proud of him (Jones) and he’s able to … just take over the moment,” Barrett said after the game. “He seized the moment, seized the opportunity and he did it as a team. It wasn’t just him, that was the great thing about it, he had help around him. And that’s the great thing about this team.”Jones said that he, along with his teammates, prepared with a sense of urgency heading into the matchup with Wisconsin.“We worked all week for this and as a team we had faith in one another,” Jones said. “There was no down time and we treated this like it was our game to take and we were going to leave it all on the field.”It wasn’t just Jones that made a statement for the Buckeyes, as sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott broke the Big Ten Championship Game record for rushing yards in the game as he rushed for 220 yards on 20 carries for two scores.The record that Elliott broke was once held by Wisconsin redshirt-junior Melvin Gordon who was bottled up by the Buckeye defense as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year rushed for just 76 yards on 26 carries.Elliott said that he wanted to step his game up Saturday, especially with Gordon on the opposite sideline.“Definitely. Just trying come out there and make a name for myself,” Elliott said. “I know it was a big stage, I knew everyone was going to be watching Melvin so I just wanted to come out and compete with him.”Eighty-one of Elliott’s 220 yards came on one single play as the sophomore back exploded up the middle for OSU’s second score of the game.Elliott gave credit to his offensive line for that run after the game.“It was basically wide open, I just had to break one arm tackle reaching off a block, and the line did it all,” he said.Elliott was overwhelmed in the locker room after the game, as he said the Big Ten Championship is the first championship he has ever been apart of at any level of competition.“Man, it feels so good. I can’t even explain it. I have never won a championship in my life,” Elliott said. “Made it to state three times in high school and we lost. Coming back after last year, get some redemption and make up for that loss we got last year.”The 59-0 win came against not only the No. 13 team in the country, but the second ranked defense in the nation as well.After the dominating performance, Elliott said he believes the Buckeyes belong in the first-ever College Football Playoff.“We definitely do. We came out here and we dominated today. I think we should,” Elliott said. “All year we have shown resilience. We had so many obstacles and we haven’t backed down, we never folded and we always come out and get better every week.”Meyer echoed his running back’s comments referencing the the level of play the Buckeyes have reached in recent weeks.“That is a question I know everyone is going to ask me. We just won 59-0 against one of the top teams in America,” Meyer said. “These kids are playing at an extremely high level right now.”Whether it’s in a high school all-star game, or in the Big Ten title game, Jones said it is exciting being able to showcase his abilities.“It was very fun, going out there showing everybody what we can do when we all come together as one,” he said.OSU will find out whether they will come together in the College Football Playoff or elsewhere tomorrow as the final rankings are scheduled to be announced at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. read more

India take milliondollar prize for finishing No 1

India have finished at the top of the ICC Test rankings for the second successive year after beating Australia 2-1 in the four-Test series. As a result of being No. 1 by the cut-off date of April 1, India will be presented with a cash award of $1 million by the ICC.Indian team poses with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after winning the test cricket series against Australia in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. India won the four-match series 2-1. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)India had gone into the home series against Australia needing to win one Test to guarantee their No. 1 ranking. The series victory also meant that India currently hold Test titles against all other teams, a feat previously matched only by Australia (twice) and South Africa.Virat Kohli received the Test mace and cheque at the post-match presentation ceremony in Dharamsala. “The longest format of the game really tests a team’s character and I’m proud that we have proved ourselves to be the best,” he said.The race to No. 2 is still on. It will be decided on the fifth day in Hamilton, where South Africa need to come away with at least a draw against New Zealand to hold on to the No. 2 ranking and claim the prize money of $500,000. If they lose, Australia will pip them to second place.The ICC also announced that India offspinner R Ashwin will be awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for being the ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2016. Ashwin, who was also named ICC Test Cricketer of the Year for 2016, took 48 wickets and scored 336 runs in the eight Tests he played during the period under consideration – September 14, 2015 to September 20, 2016. (ESPNCricinfo)  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIndia reclaim top Test rankingOctober 3, 2016In “latest news”Australia concede No. 1 Test ranking to IndiaAugust 17, 2016In “Sports”India return to No.1 Test spotJanuary 28, 2016In “Sports” read more

Rio TintoMinmetals mineral exploration JV in China

first_imgRio Tinto and Minmetals have today formalised a Joint Venture Contract to establish a 50:50 joint venture to explore for worldclass mineral deposits in China. It follows a Technical Collaboration Contract signed in November 2017 when both parties committed to a collaborative partnership in mineral exploration. The joint venture is subject to regulatory approvals.Rio Tinto Chief Executive J-S Jacques and China Minmetals President Guo Wenqing witnessed the signing of the Joint Venture Contract by Rio Tinto Minerals Development Ltd and Minmetals Exploration & Development Co Ltd.Jacques said, “The formalisation of the exploration joint venture is an important milestone in our growing partnership with China and Minmetals, who is an increasingly important player in the global mining industry. Our complementary strengths in exploration put us in the best possible position to find metals and minerals essential to human progress.”Guo said, “The collaboration is very significant to Minmetals. Rio Tinto has rich prospecting experience and great discoveries worldwide, while Minmetals has solid technical expertise and extensive experience – the two strong partners will drive breakthroughs, pioneer progress, and promote the exchanges and collaboration of the global resource industry.”The immediate priority for the joint venture will be mineral targets in China that are identified under the Technical Collaboration Agreement. The future collaboration of the parties will expand to exploration of global resources.The registered capital of the joint venture will be RMB200 million ($31.3 million) with initial contributions of RMB35 million ($5.5 million) by each party within some six months of establishment of the joint venture. Any further capital contributions will be subject to unanimous approval of the parties and linked to agreed target areas.The picture shows Rio Tinto exploration in Serbia.last_img read more

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first_imgImage: WhenDoTheyServeTheWinePsst it’s 14 March soon, if you’re into that kind of thing…YouTube/SundayServiceComedyColumn: The strides made in gender equality are good, but there’s still a long way to go>One in five company directors is a woman (and she’s most likely to be called Mary) HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S Day, also known as ‘The Day When People Ask When International Men’s Day Is’.It’s also known as ‘The Day When People Make Jokes About The People Who Ask When International Men’s Day Is’. It’s on 19 November, in case you’re wondering.Some people also feel that this response is appropriate:last_img

EXCLUSIVE 75 do not have a policy to manage employee stress

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Three quarters (75%) of employer respondents do not have a policy in place to manage stress, according to research by Jelf Employee Benefits.Its survey of 124 organisations also found that 85% of respondents believe employee stress will be an increasing people risk for their business.The research also found:73% of respondents identify stress as an issue for their organisation within the last three years.Just 5% of respondents believe line managers and employees are aware of the help available to address stress in the workplace.More than half (59%) of respondents feel that employees and line managers are partially aware of the support available to them and that communications around this could be improved.Chris Cannon (pictured), business development manager, healthcare at Jelf Employee Benefits, said: “Stress is a problem for most [organisations] but support is available. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) may only be one element within an employee assistance programme (EAP) but it is an important one in terms of supporting employees through stressful situations.“An employee who seeks support via their EAP’s telephone or face-to-face counselling service could find that their treatment options are limited if CBT was not offered as part of their EAP package, leaving them forced to arrange their own ongoing treatment when they are at their most vulnerable.“CBT is considered the gold standard in the treatment of anxiety disorders, and employers would be wise to ensure it is part of their EAP programme; not simply because of its immediate effectiveness, but employees learn skills that they will carry forward too. The business case could not be simpler.”last_img read more

Walker comfortable with Exxon statements on gas availability

first_imgA tanker taking on a shipment at the Kenai LNG plant in October, 2015. (Rachel Waldholz/APRN)Gov. Bill Walker says he’s comfortable with statements made by Exxon Mobil Corp. that gas would be made available to a pipeline project the state is pursuing if the company was no longer involved in it.Exxon is a partner in the project, along with BP and ConocoPhillips.In December, BP and ConocoPhillips signed a gas availability agreement with the state and agreed to continue negotiating terms under which their gas would be made available to the project if either of them pulled out.Walker says Exxon has made statements that pieced together make him comfortable that gas would be available to a project if the company wasn’t involved.last_img

Glennallen man selected to lead Denali Commission

first_imgAlaska’s three-person congressional delegation issued a statement applauding the appointment. They say Hoke’s prior work in economic development makes him well-suited for the job.As director of the Copper Valley Development Association, Hoke recently advocated for a new $400 million electrical transmission line for the Eastern Interior. He has also worked on energy projects for the Ahtna Inter-Tribal Resource Commission, and served as a tribal administrator.The late Senator Ted Stevens created the Denali Commission in 1998 to fund infrastructure in rural Alaska, primarily with federal money. The Trump administration has proposed eliminating the commission, but Congress sent $15 million for this year.Hoke is originally from Albany, N.Y., according to an Anchorage Daily News story, and moved to Alaska in the 1990s. The Denali Commission has a new leader.The U.S. secretary of commerce has appointed Jason Hoke of Glennallen to be the commission’s federal co-chair. That’s the person in charge of day-to-day operations for the Commission and the only one who can authorize spending.last_img read more

3DS gets its first MMO in the form of Dragon Quest X

first_imgThe last time western gamers got a new Dragon Quest game to play was back in 2010 when Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies released on the Nintendo DS. The next game in the series: Dragon Quest X, has only been released in Japan and switched from a traditional JRPG to an MMO.Square Enix decided Wii and then Wii U were the best platforms for the game, but has since released a Windows and an Android version. However, the game is set to get a lot more popular now as a 3DS version has been developed and will see a release on September 4 in Japan.I’m pretty sure this is a first for a 3DS game. Square Enix will allow 3DS owners to play within the same game world as the other versions, so your handheld is effectively streaming the game client. Has that been done before on 3DS? I don’t think so.Dragon Quest X will still ship on a cartridge and costs $40, but there’s also a monthly subscription to pay on top of that. You’re also going to need a very reliable WiFi connection to ensure the streaming isn’t interrupted otherwise playing will be very frustrating indeed.Apparently, playing Dragon Quest X on the 3DS is far from a great experience due to the complicated and awkward control scheme that has been implemented. I imagine it’s a mix of using all the available buttons as well as switching to the touchscreen for certain tasks, but then surely the Wii and Wii U versions had similar issues.There’s still no word on whether Dragon Quest X will ever make the move to Western markets. The Dragon Quest series is one of the better selling JRPGs in the US and Europe, but the popularity just might not be high enough to risk launching an expensive-to-run MMO.last_img read more

WBUHS brings out fresh notification on Domicile B

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS) on Thursday issued a fresh notification saying that medical aspirants staying in other states and enjoying Domicile B will not be allowed to take part in the medical counselling in the state, thereby revoking its earlier notification where it had invited applications from outside candidates.Millennium Post had published a story on June 23, saying how the WBUHS, in its notification on June 21, had asked the candidates from other states enjoying Domicile B of the state to participate in the medical counseling, triggering confusion among the candidates as it apparently violated Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s instruction. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBanerjee had made a public statement a few days ago, saying that her government would not allow outside candidates to study medical only by the virtue of possessing a Domicile B certificate. She had also made it clear during her speech that the candidates from Bengal would be given preference over the outside ones while admitting them in undergraduate medical course in the 85 percent state quota seats. However, despite the Chief Minister’s assertion, the WBUHS had issued the notification, asking for the participation of outside candidates. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAfter the story was published in Millennium Post, the WBUHS backtracked, nullifying the earlier notification and thereby preventing candidates of other states from taking part in the counselling. In the latest notification, the WBUHS says that applicants belonging to states other than Bengal may contact the National Testing Agency (NTA) in this regard. It may be mentioned here that NTA conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), which is the national level medical entrance examination. If the NTA allows them to change the domicile status that they had filed during the application, the university would not object to the candidates being enrolled, the notice says. A section of Bengal-based medical aspirants had vehemently opposed the admission of outside candidates in 85 percent state quota seats in the name of Domicile B. It has often been found that candidates seek domicile B from the state government after failing to secure medical admission in their respective states. Candidates enjoy Domicile A of a particular state if they have stayed there for ten years, while the candidates who are entitled to get Domicile B are the residents of other states whose parents live in Bengal permanently. The Supreme Court in a ruling said that a candidate cannot enjoy two domiciles when he/she is appearing for a single examination. Dr A K Maity, who was formerly attached to SSKM Hospital, had sent a letter to the Chief Minister on July 12, 2018, requesting her to follow single domicile rule for 85% state quota admission. Dr Maity had said: “The permanent address of a candidate given in the NEET Application should be treated as the only domicile of the candidate. NTA has prepared a central merit list of candidates. The said list was sent to the medical counselling committee of Individual states through the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) in the Centre. Each state will prepare the merit list of candidates for their 85% state quota seats.”last_img read more

Download Allianzs free app to help manage emergencies abroad

first_imgDownload Allianz’s free app to help manage emergencies abroad Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Tags: Allianz, Insurance, Technology TORONTO — Allianz Global Assistance Canada has unveiled a new app that makes travel emergencies more manageable and less of a headache.Called TripWise, the free app is compatible with both iOS and Android and provides four main services:GPS Hospital Search: The app links travellers to 2,000 Allianz-reviewed hospitals in 129 countriesMedication Dictionary & Key First Aid Terms: Available in over 15 languages, the dictionary allows users to find international names for common prescription medications (from Advil to Viagra), while the first aid lookup provides instant translations for common terms like ‘ambulance’, ‘fever’ and ‘pharmacy’.Travel Advisories: The app also provides easy access to Government of Canada’s security info and travel advisories for more than 195 destinations, plus the country’s local emergency services numbersFlight Tracker: Users can take advantage of flight tracker status updates and receive gate information by entering either their flight number or using the search functionMore news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passenger“Having this kind of vital information handy when a travel emergency occurs is not only a valuable aid that can save time, it can also reduce the anxiety from being in an unfamiliar place,” says Dan Keon, Senior Director of Market Management, Allianz Global Assistance Canada. “TripWise is also a great complement to travel insurance – which the Government of Canada recommends Canadians should have in place before leaving the country – as users can personalize the app by entering the 24/7 emergency assistance phone numbers located in their travel insurance documents or wallet card for one-touch for one-touch dialing from anywhere in the world.”To download TripWise, go to It can also be downloaded from the App Store and Google read more

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 14 months

first_imgRelated posts:A cultural anthropologist ponders Cuba before and after Obama’s decision Cuba’s Christmas surprise for Caracas No opening date for US, Cuba embassies; more talks set Cuba marks Castro uprising anniversary with call for US embargo end HAVANA, Cuba – Cuba’s former president and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro has made his first public appearance in 14 months, local media reported Saturday.The state-run newspaper Granma said Castro had this week met with a Venezuelan delegation that had been invited to the communist island.Granma published four photographs on its website of the 88-year-old Castro seated inside a bus or van and shaking the hands of supporters leaning in through the vehicle’s windows.The bearded leader was wearing a blue-and-white tracksuit, a black cap and a hearing aid.Since leaving office in 2006 for health reasons, the father of the Cuban revolution has kept a low public profile. He last appeared on Jan. 8, 2014 when he attended a gallery opening for a Cuban artist.Granma said Castro “greeted, one by one and without any difficulties, the Venezuelans,” who were left impressed “by Castro’s lucidity and his attention to the details of what is happening in Venezuela.”Castro was particularly close to the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, who provided Havana with a steady supply of cut-rate oil and brought in thousands of Cuban advisers.Venezuela is in the grips of a profound economic crisis triggered partly by plunging oil prices.Cuba and the United States late last year announced a historic bilateral rapprochement, decades after severing diplomatic relations.Castro was succeeded as president by his brother Raul Castro in 2006. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Deal reached on direct flights from Adelaide to Guangzhou

first_imgA deal to bring direct flights from Adelaide to Guangzhou from as early as December has been reached.The South Australian Government has reached an in principle deal with China Southern Airlines for the first direct flights to be established from mainland China to Adelaide.The final agreement is expected to be signed between the State Government and China Southern in Guangzhou later this week.Direct passenger services between Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, and China (Hong Kong) are already available through Cathay Pacific.South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill said he expected the China Southern flights to commence in December.“Having a direct flight from mainland China will create jobs that extend well beyond Adelaide Airport – helping our tourism and hospitality sectors to take advantage of this growing market,” he said.“The recent introduction of daily flights from Qatar Airways into Adelaide has also opened connections to more than 140 destinations including 25 European cities.”The South Australian Government signed an initial agreement with China Southern Airlines in April with the aim to establish direct passenger services between the state’s capital Adelaide and Guangzhou from next year.With a population of about 14 million, Guangzhou is the capital and largest city of Guangdong province in South China.More than 32,000 Chinese visitors travelled to South Australia in the year to December 2015 – a rise of 4.7 per cent on the previous year.Adelaide is also a popular education destination for Chinese students with about 12,000 choosing to study in South Australia in 2015. China Southern AirlinesSource = The Lead South Australialast_img read more

Fannie Freddie Profit from FirstQuarter Settlements

first_img Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac GSEs Profits Quarterly Earnings 2014-05-08 Tory Barringer Fannie, Freddie Profit from First-Quarter Settlements The government is set to gain an additional $10.2 billion from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in June following another profitable quarter for both companies.Releasing their earnings reports simultaneously, Fannie and Freddie reported first-quarter profits of $5.3 billion and $4.0 billion, respectively—a major step back from incomes reported last year but still a fair amount for what was a slow period for the housing market. Both enterprises have reported profits each quarter for more than two years straight.Fannie Mae’s financial results for the quarter include $4.1 billion in revenue from legal settlements related to private-label securities suits. Acting as conservator for both GSEs, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has aggressively pursued banks it claims knowingly sold sour mortgage-backed securities to the companies before the housing crash. As of the beginning of May, the agency had settled 14 of 18 complaints filed in 2011.As a result of its profitable quarter, Fannie will be contributing $5.7 billion in dividends to Treasury in June, bringing its total payment to the government to $126.8 billion—compared to the $116.1 billion the company had to draw from Treasury during the economic crisis. Per their amended bailout agreement, dividends from Fannie and Freddie do not offset any draws made.Meanwhile, Freddie attributes its own quarterly results to $4.9 billion in legal settlement benefits, offset in part by $2.4 billion in derivative losses as a result of lower long-term interest rates. Its own dividend obligation will come to $4.5 billion, bringing its total Treasury payments to $86.3 billion (compared to $71.3 billion drawn).While both companies warn that their recent earnings levels are not sustainable over the long term as the housing recovery moderates, both expect to remain profitable for the foreseeable future—further complicating the discussion of what to do with them as policymakers contemplate housing finance reform.While plans vary, many proposals call for the gradual winding down and elimination of both enterprises in favor of a privatized marketplace supported by a more limited federal backstop.Meanwhile, shareholders for both companies continue to fight for the cut of profits they say they should be getting. In a recent open letter sent to the boards at both companies, investor Bruce Berkowitz at Fairholme Capital Management urged the directors to retain each enterprise’s earnings, rebuild capital, and otherwise resume business as any other company would operate.“The conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—now in its sixth year—is perpetuating the pre-crisis regulatory and management shortcomings of the companies,” Berkowitz said in a statement accompanying the release of the letters. “Any notion that the answer to Fannie and Freddie’s pre-crisis problems is more government involvement is just as flawed as the idea that the United States economy can properly function without their core business.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News, Secondary Marketcenter_img May 8, 2014 445 Views Sharelast_img read more

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The low conviction rates for crimes against women and children has encouraged traffickers and other offenders who are confident that even when they commit a crime.

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