National Express granted extension for East Anglia

first_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald The Department of Transport yesterday granted National Express a 28- week extension on its East Anglia rail franchise. East Anglia services run between London’s Liverpool Street Station and Eastern England destinations, including Peterborough and Norwich. It was announced by the Labour government in late 2009 that National Express would have its seven year franchise agreement terminated three years early on 31 March 2011. This was seen as a punishment after the company defaulted on the £1.4bn East Coast Main Line franchise in 2009.National Express chief executive Dean Finch said: “We are pleased to have been given this initial extension and to be able to continue to serve our customers on the East Anglia franchise.”City analysts said the move could represent a thawing of relations with the government. The shares ticked up a penny to close at 246.9p last night.Speaking to City A.M., general secretary of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMT) Bob Crow called the extension agreement “outrageous”. whatsapp KCS-content National Express granted extension for East Anglia Tuesday 14 September 2010 8:39 pmcenter_img whatsapp More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.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.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Skye Shelter Fund PLC (SKYESH.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgSFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSFS Real Estate Investment Trust is a close-ended Real Estate Investment Trust Scheme in Nigeria which pools funds for the primary purpose of investing in income-generating real estate. This includes residential homes, residential apartments, office blocks, shopping malls and warehouses. The Fund managers are dedicated to developing and/or acquiring high-quality stock of properties in select locations in Nigeria. They will also make opportunist investments in joint venture developments in partnership with reputable developers. Typically, the Skye Shelter Fund invests 75% in real estate and 25% is invested in real estate related investments such as mortgages, real estate backed securities and real estate related equities. This portion includes a 10% allocation to cash for liquidity purposes. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. SFS Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Have £2,000 to invest? Here are 2 FTSE 100 turnaround shares I’d buy in an ISA today

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Have £2,000 to invest? Here are 2 FTSE 100 turnaround shares I’d buy in an ISA today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 | More on: NXT RMV Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. 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.center_img I think introducing the Stocks and Shares ISA is one of the best things a UK government has done for investors for as long as I can remember. And it’s helped create around £1,000 ISA millionaires in the UK already. I reckon there are some great FTSE 100 buys right now that could significantly boost your own millionaire potential.The Covid-19 stock market crash has hit housebuilders hard. But I’ve long said the downturn in housing-related stocks is seriously overdone. And I’m seeing buys among estate agents too. And no, I’m not talking about that massive growth disappointment Purplebricks. I’m thinking of Rightmove (LSE: RMV).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…It’s easy to just point out that we’re still in the grip of a chronic housing shortage. And that housebuilders are already reporting big boosts to their order books. But during a squeeze, even good FTSE 100 companies can go under, so how is Rightmove doing? We should have first-half results from Rightmove on 7 August. Until then, we have the firm’s update from the end of June.Financial securityRightmove confirms the spike in buying interest since the lockdown has been partially lifted. But it also highlights some extra burdens faced by agents. The company says it “takes three months on average for housing transactions to complete which impacts the cash flows of our agents.” To that end, it’s been offering big discounts to its agents, and that will hit Rightmove’s own profitability.While unable to provide any guidance, Rightmove confirmed it has access to the Covid Corporate Financing Facility, but says it now does not expect to need to use it. Liquidity seems solid and I see no real chance of Rightmove struggling. And analysts are already forecasting a big rebound in 2021. Definitely an attractive FTSE 100 stock in my view.FTSE 100 retail stocksThe high street might seem too risky, but I rate Next (LSE: NXT) as one of the FTSE 100’s best.The Next share price is down 28% year-to-date, from a 50% drop at the worst of the crisis. I rate that still as a strong buy even now. Online shopping accounted for more than half of Next’s sales last year, and that’s a big strength. It’ll be more this year for sure, and not just because of the high street lockdown. Online sales have been booming since people can’t get out on foot.Still, total sales should be down heavily for the year, and analysts are expecting a big dip in profits. That could spell big trouble for a Footsie company carrying significant debt, but Next looks very safe on that front. April is some time ago now. But even then, when the Covid crash was at its worst, Next told us it was unlikely to need to draw on its additional lending facilities. It also predicted that it “will end the year with less net financial debt than at the end of last year.”A stock market crash can weed out the weakest, and that can give the strongest a kick start for future recovery. I view the FTSE 100 companies that come through this crisis in comfortable financial shape as having the potential to soar in the next few years. I firmly put Rightmove and Next among them. 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

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Christians in public life in Wales and Australia discuss connection…

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Jul 27, 2018 [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican politicians in Wales and the former Australian Reserve Bank governor have been explaining the role of faith in public life. The ruling Labour Party’s Ann Jones, the deputy presiding officer of the National Assembly for Wales; and opposition conservative member of the assembly, Darren Millar, made their comments in the Diocese of St Asaph’s magazine, Teulu Asaph. While in Australia, the former Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens, a Baptist, told an audience as he collected the Faith & Work award for 2018 how he had been “scarred” by ridicule of his faith.Read the full article here. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Christians in public life in Wales and Australia discuss connection between faith and work Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

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Di Dox House / Magaldi Studio

first_imgCopyAbout this officeMagaldi StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValle De BravoOn FacebookMexicoPublished on August 03, 2020Cite: “Di Dox House / Magaldi Studio” [Casa Di Dox / Magaldi Studio] 03 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Edmund Sumner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•Valle de Bravo, Mexico Area:  1250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944497/di-dox-house-magaldi-studio Clipboard “COPY” 2019 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, GRAPHISOFT, Cantera Acatlan, Fiat Lux, Grupo Arca, Morpholio, Natural Oak Wood, Novaceramic, TrimbleDesign Team:Inti Playas, Cesar Rafael García, Iñigo CazenaveClients:Mr.DidoxEngineering:Alfredo Aguilar, Roberto Morales ServinLandscape:Paisajismo QuintanillaConsultants:Fiat Lux, Maderas Finas StudioCollaborators:José Luis Salamanca, Agustín Gómez LagunaCity:Valle de BravoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerRecommended ProductsUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Glass PrintingDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. On the hillside of the Magical Town of Valle de Bravo, a restful enclave popular among city dwellers only a 140km drive from Mexico City, we can find Casa Di Dox. 13,000 sqft of a very modern avant- garde architecture built with local materials. The design bets on intersecting volumes prioritized by dimension and finished by optimally leveraging the natural slope of the site, reflected on the Architectural brief. Christian Magaldi, the Architect, tried to point everything inside out with a focal point in the epicenter of the central tower and main stairs that will guide us round the building, also accommodating for the different natural levels of the lot. This was all formulated using a structure of exposed concrete and steel.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerMagaldi Studio chose a dark palette to showcase the natural landscape; wood recovered from local supplier underwent Yakisugi – a Japanese technique for weatherproofing by charring with fire – along with smoke brick from the region to harmonize the construction with its environment, trying to blend the house as a shadow among in the green surroundings. The two open terraces serve as central mainstays for the house, both private & public. The public one divides the interior and exterior of the house offering a breathtaking view of the protected forest, while at the same time serves as a connection for the back garden and the main access area during nighttime. Guest privacy and independence from the main house was a prerequisite of the client, so we created a transition Patio, that will host a Jacuzzi and a small garden that becomes an extension of the forest and becomes a kind of a foyer for the Guest Suites.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!Second floor planSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe main access to the lot is from the lower part, so we tried to float the volumes to take some weight off and emphasized a 20ft tall rectangular volume (closed Livingroom & dinning) with a picture window offering spectacular views of the lake of Valle de Bravo, that is the landmark of the town. The use of materials in the Exterior was kept simple. Gray marbled granite with flambé finish for the floors, Access and surrounding surfaces in local stone (again keeping it local from a quarry in nearby Acatlan) with a natural finish, and Burned Wood clawing and Smoke brick combined with Natural oak wood for interiors and private areas. Interiors are lined with exposed wood beams and brick with a gray cement paste on walls, for a lighter and warmer effect, and laminate hardwood at the ceilings.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerProject gallerySee allShow lessWhere Will Innovation in Architecture Come From Next?ArticlesOslo Cowork / BABELstudioSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Di Dox House / Magaldi StudioSave this projectSaveDi Dox House / Magaldi Studio Year:  “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily Mexico Di Dox House / Magaldi Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944497/di-dox-house-magaldi-studio Clipboard Architects: Magaldi Studio Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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Huang Qi suspected of “illegal possession of state secrets”

first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 16, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Huang Qi suspected of “illegal possession of state secrets” Receive email alerts News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today called for charges to be dropped against cyber-dissident Huang Qi who has been in custody since 10 June suspected by police of “illegally holding state secrets”.“With two months to go before the Olympic Games, this arrest is yet another provocation”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. Help by sharing this information News News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Organisation Reporters Without Borders today called for charges to be dropped against cyber-dissident Huang Qi who has been in custody since 10 June suspected by police of “illegally holding state secrets”.His family said he had been arrested because of news posted on his website, which chiefly reports on the organisation of humanitarian aid.“With two months to go before the Olympic Games, this arrest is yet another provocation, which is in contradiction with the openness promoted by the government during the earthquake that shook Sichuan province on 12 May”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Huang Qi was only doing his duty of informing Internet users of the plight of victims of the earthquake”, the organisation added.Witnesses saw three people bundle Huang and two colleagues into a car in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, on the evening of 10 June. They were reported missing two days later. Police in Chengdu said they had received communist party orders not to give out any information about the case.Haung’s former wife, Zeng Li, has asked the lawyer Mo Shaoping to defend him. Mo has defended many human rights activists, including the journalist Li Changqing, former deputy news editor of the Fuzhou Daily, and Zhao Yan, formerly of the New York Times.Huang Qi founded the website 64 Tianwang, which posts news about human rights. The editor of the website www.64tianwang.com, Zhang Guo Ting, said it was possible that the case was linked to the latest article posted by Huang Qi about the arrest of a retired professor from the Technology University of the South-West, Zheng Hongling, aged 53, for “divulging news abroad“. March 12, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

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Badminton on Way to SCC Title

first_imgSports Badminton on Way to SCC Title By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Monday, March 9, 2015 | 1:45 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Noemi Diaz leaps for a shot during PCC’s win at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium Friday, image by Richard QuintonSometimes the second meeting between a pair of rivals dictates the true difference between one competitive team and another. So when the Pasadena City College women’s badminton team zipped through a 20-1 home win over East Los Angeles Friday, it’s clear that the Lancers are the class of the South Coast Conference this season.PCC is 4-0 under rookie head coach Jennifer Ho and even with eight SCC matches left, the Lancers have already put on a dominating display against the conference’s other three teams. PCC is 66-2 in individual singles and doubles play matches.Ho has tried different lineups to keep her team from getting complacent. In this match, No. 1 player Rebecca Tzou topped ELAC’s No. 1 Chuyan Lao, 21-8, 21-8, and No. 2 Cova Mak, 21-5, 21-1. At No. 2, sophomore Karina Bustillos suffered PCC’s lone defeat, a 21-17, 21-12 loss to Lao, and beat Mak, 21-18, 21-6.“Karina usually plays lower ladder, so this was an opportunity to improve her game against some better competition,” Ho said. “She played well and so did Noemi Diaz, who has made some big leaps as a player.”Diaz, at No. 6 singles, rallied from 1-0 down to win her match v. LiTing Wu, 9-21, 21-19, 21-17, and she defeated No. 5 Catherine Vong, 21-8, 21-16. Other singles winners were No. 3 Eugenia Mendez, No. 4 Priscilla Lam, and No. 5 Thu Nguyen. The trio all won in sweeps.In doubles, Tzou teamed with Zin Win Maw at No. 1 and they downed Huskies’ No. 1 Lao-Mak, 21-9, 21-7, and the No. 2 Mei Mei-Phyliss Ho, 21-4, 21-3. At No. 2 doubles, Mendez and Carmina Ortiz won 21-4, 21-7 and 21-3, 21-5. The No. 3 team were sophomore twins Yingwen and Yinghong Lin, who won their match over Vong-Wu, 21-7, 21-8.PCC plays today at the Coast Conference Tournament at Skyline College in Northern California (San Bruno). Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment More Cool Stuff 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Community News Business News Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Neighborhood watch membership declining

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsLaw Enforcement ECSO logo wide.jpg The Ector County Sheriff’s Office is losing a community resource as fewer people are participating in traditional neighborhood crime watch groups. Ector County law enforcement officials have attempted to recruit more members without much success, and are concerned that competition from social media and mobile apps is winning over the attention of busy residents. ECSO Lt. Reno Lewis of the crime prevention unit said areas like Pleasant Farms once had 50 active members but their neighborhood group disassembled about three years ago, and Goldsmith lost theirs in the last year. He said West Odessa has seen a drop from 30 members to fewer than 10 remaining participants involved with neighborhood crime prevention efforts. Lewis said many former members have either moved away or are at an age where they can no longer be active members in the neighborhood watch. Marjorie Owens has been a member of the West Odessa neighborhood watch for almost two decades and said attendance at meetings has been trending downward. She attributes their shrinking squad to residents having to work more hours to afford rising cost of living and a lack of free time in their schedules. “You’ve got to be involved to make it work,” Owens said. “We are the eyes and ears of the sheriff’s office out here and we need more eyes and ears paying attention.” Owens said neighborhood watch groups provide more than protection for residents and their property. She said officials with ECSO have used previous meetings to teach residents more effective ways to identify a suspect, communicate with dispatch and how to take inventory of their belongings in the event of a burglary. “I think it’s needed for the communities out there in the county,” Lewis said. “The more people we can get into this, the more it helps them and helps us.” He said neighborhood watches organize citizens to work together to prevent crime in their communities and report findings. “The whole idea is to have as many people as you can be involved and watch out for each other, but an issue contributing to the decline are these apps on our phones like the Nextdoor app,” Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis said. Nextdoor is a social networking service for residents to stay informed about various happenings in their neighborhood. Users of Nextdoor submit their real names and addresses to the website and exchange safety tips and other information. The Odessa Police Department is the only agency in Odessa listed on Nextdoor that utilizes the platform to connect with the public. Griffis said having county residents virtually connected is a good thing for those who may not have the time to attend a meeting, however, law enforcement officials can be left out of the loop if residents only report suspicious activity on Facebook groups or Nextdoor. “If we’re never notified of anything then we may never know what’s going on,” Griffis said. “We need to know if there are suspicious people in one area because those may be our burglars leaving an area and are scoping out a new area to target.” The sheriff’s office currently has a Twitter and Facebook account to share information and receive private messages but cannot monitor all local pages set up by neighborhoods. The sheriff said ECSO is exploring ways to create a hub of information that benefits both residents and law enforcement officers. An app specifically for ECSO is one option the sheriff said is under consideration, similar to the app launched by the Midland County Sheriff’s Office where residents can view frequently asked questions, navigate inmate information or submit a tip. “We tried to get neighborhood watches up and going but our attendance was dismal at best,” Griffis said. “I wish we could get more people involved,” but “times have changed.” He said the convenience of apps on smart phones may continue to hinder traditional neighborhood watches from forming. TAGS  center_img Twitter Neighborhood watch membership declining By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleUW_SHARE (7)_CMYK.jpgNext article061319_Weatherford_JF_06 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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The Fundamentals of Freddie Mac

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Delinquencies Fannie Mae Foreclosure Freddie Mac GSEs Mortgages 2019-03-26 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / The Fundamentals of Freddie Mac Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Delinquencies Fannie Mae Foreclosure Freddie Mac GSEs Mortgages Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Market Studies, News March 26, 2019 2,321 Views center_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post The Fundamentals of Freddie Mac Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: If It’s a Buyer’s Market, Do the Homebuyers Know? Next: Savings Clauses in Foreclosure Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Freddie Mac has released its Monthly Volume Summary for February 2019, which provides information on the GSE’s mortgage-related portfolios, securities issuance, risk management, delinquencies, debt activities, and other investments.According to the Summary, Freddie Mac’s total mortgage portfolio increased at an annualized rate of 3.0 percent in February 2019, while mortgage-related securities and other mortgage-related investments increased at an annualized rate of 2.7 percent that month. Freddie Mac’s aggregate unpaid principal balance on its mortgage-related portfolio increased by around $200 million in February.Additionally, Freddie Mac noted that its single-family serious delinquency rate dropped by one basis point month over month, down from 70 basis points in January to 69 basis points in February. Since the start of conservatorships in September 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have completed a total of 4,283,836 foreclosure prevention actions, according to the Q4 2018 Foreclosure Prevention Report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). In Q4 2018 alone, the GSEs completed 41,062 foreclosure prevention actions. According to the FHFA, 3,591,985 of the foreclosure prevention actions completed since 2008 have been resulted in homeowners staying in their homes, while 2,314,121 actions have been permanent loan modifications.According the the report, both Fannie and Freddie have seen their mortgage performance improved overall as of Q4 2018: the percentage of 60+ days delinquent loans dropped from 1.13 percent at the end of the third quarter to 1.08 percent at the end of the fourth quarter. Additionally, the Fannie and Freddie’s serious (90 days or more) delinquency rate decreased to 0.73 percent at the end of the fourth quarter. This compared with 3.8 percent for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, 2.0 percent for Veterans Affairs (VA) loans, and 2.1percent for all loans. Foreclosure starts increased 11 percent to 36,002 while third-party and foreclosure sales decreased 8 percent to 11,510 in the Q4 2018.Q4 2018 also saw 1,781 completed short sales and deeds-in-lieu, which brings Fannie and Freddie’s total to 691,851.”The number of completed short sales and deeds-in-lieu decreased 18 percent in the fourth quarter compared with the third quarter of 2018,” the FHFA stated. “These foreclosure alternatives help to reduce the severity of losses resulting from a borrower’s default and minimize the impact of foreclosures on borrowers, communities, and neighborhoods.” About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Children as young as 12 and 13 drunk on Derrys streets at weekends

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Facebook Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp WhatsApp Police say that children as young as 12 and 13 are being found on the streets of Derry heavily under the influence of alcohol at the weekends.Last weekend alone two hundred items of alcohol were seized by police in Foyle with over 3,000 items of alcohol have been seized in the area in the last 12 months.Inspector Jon Burrows says that everyone has a responsibility to stamp out underage drinking:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/popo.mp3[/podcast] News Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report center_img Pinterest Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – July 9, 2010 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Pinterest Previous articleCouncillor welcomes Tesco planning refusalNext articleLargo food workers accept 3.5% paycut News Highland Children as young as 12 and 13 drunk on Derrys streets at weekends Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme last_img read more

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