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National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON) manufactures and markets a range of edible salt for industrial use and iodine-fortified kitchen salt for domestic use in Nigeria. By-products from the salt refining process include fine (butter) salt used to make biscuits and confectionary products; and granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt. The company has factories located in Oregun, Apapa and Port Harcourt and installed capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum for 25-50 kilogram bags of salt and 100 000 tonnes per annum for salt sachets. Salt products for domestic use are marketed under the brand name Annapurna and Dangote. Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between the former NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc. The company was established in 1973 and formerly known as National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. National Salt Company Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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HP Tree House / mmp Architects

first_imgHP Tree House / mmp ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHP Tree House / mmp Architects Projects Architects: mmp ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. Coinciding with our earlier post announcing the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre as recipient of the 2012 Eddie Oribin Award for Building of the Year, the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded this rainforest tree house as the 2012 House of the Year. Suspended above the forest floor on a secluded and private lot on the flanks of Mt Whitfield in Cairns, mmp Architects strived to create a low maintenance home that embodies a relaxed ambience, structural honesty, plentiful natural light and airflow, and generous reference to the site and the forest.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapContinue after the break for more. The building ‘floats’ on a galvanized steel support structure, which carries through from the ground to the roof ensuring minimum site disturbance, low maintenance and structural integrity. Retention of most of the existing forest, combined with subdued colors has resulted in a building which is virtually invisible from the city below. However, views of the city exist through ‘windows’ in the forest. Save this picture!Three pavilions separated by breezeways form the single level of the home suspended above the natural slope. The central living pavilion opens to the forest outlook and through a full glass wall, and also connects seamlessly to the outdoor living breezeway. Outdoor dining overlooks the slightly lower lounge ‘treehouse’ which rests under a large canopy roof and is open on all sides. The main bedroom and ensuite pavilion is accessed across this breezeway and features framed views of the adjoining rock face which becomes a wet season cascade. Guest bedrooms and shared ablution facilities comprise the west pavilion which is separated from the living area by the entry breezeway and laundry/drying area. Save this picture!Easy care and low maintenance is achieved with a flat roof for easy access to the pv installation, solar hot water, membrane canopy and gutters. Also, Colorbond steel external cladding, aluminum windows and galvanized exposed structure all reduce maintenance demand. Save this picture!Sustainability is enhanced with long term low maintenance materials, low voc paints, sustainably harvested or plantation grown timber, locally sourced natural stone retaining walls and a pv installation which provides most power requirements. Suspended above the forest floor, living in this home is akin to life on a roofed platform within the rainforest canopy. A relaxed and easy ambience contributes to a harmonious relationship between the house and its occupants. Save this picture!The jury noted, “A house which cleverly engages its rainforest shroud from every room and interstitial space. Its unassuming exterior belies a sequence of varied scaled interior spaces that embody a relaxed tropical lifestyle in all possible weather conditions.”Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessKhokak Panoram Resort / FCHY Architect Lab, C2H3.chArticlesVideo: Ames Boston HotelArticles Share CopyHouses•Whitfield, Australia Houses CopyAbout this officemmp ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesAwardsWhitfield3D ModelingAustraliaPublished on May 31, 2012Cite: “HP Tree House / mmp Architects” 31 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?悬空树屋 / mmp Architects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 HP Tree House / mmp Architects ArchDailycenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/240006/hp-tree-house-mmp-architects Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/240006/hp-tree-house-mmp-architects Clipboard Australia “COPY” Save this picture!+ 13 Sharelast_img read more

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Wallpaper profit for charities

first_img The Lord Chancellor was criticised for the expense of redecorating his appartments in 1998 at a cost of £650,000 to the taxpayer. The Lord Chancellor was criticised for the expense of redecorating his appartments in 1998 at a cost of £650,000 to the taxpayer. He has now announced that charities have benefited to the tune of £2m as a result of opening the appartments for fundraising events and guided tours.Read Expensive decor pays its way for charity by Francis Gibb at The Times. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Wallpaper profit for charities Howard Lake | 4 April 2001 | Newslast_img read more

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Accident to child at GDBA’s Shades for a Day campaign

first_imgAccident to child at GDBA’s Shades for a Day campaign Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Accidents do happen at fundraising events, as Guide Dogs for the Blind Association discovered this month.Ic Southlondon reports that a seven-year-old boy had to have surgery to his eye after he tripped and fell in his school playground wearing sunglasses as part of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association’s (GDBA) Shades for a Day campaign.Connor Clitheroe was one of an estimated 250,000 people who took part in the day, when people wear sunglasses at work or school and make a donation to GDBA. Children participating need parental consent. Money raised by schoolchildren is split equally between GDBA and the school. Advertisementcenter_img This accident simply underlines the need for health and safety and insurance issues to be taken into consideration when planning all fundraising events. Howard Lake | 20 July 2004 | News  48 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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White Box Digital to speak at next week’s Perfect Pitch

first_imgPerfect Pitch takes place on 21 February at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ, with registration from 09.15. There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is required.So far 210 delegates have signed up but we can always squeeze in more.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. White Box Digital to speak at next week’s Perfect Pitch Full service digital agency White Box Digital will be speaking at UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch next week on Direct/email marketing and donor retention/management. It joins Blackbaud, Give or Take, and Occam, and we’re awaiting confirmations from other agencies.David Barker from White Box Digital will present the company’s services, which include viral marketing, social networking, online advertising and email marketing.White Box Digital provides services for commercial clients but also works with charities and voluntary organisations by running a programme of sponsorship and subsidies to help spread their skills and expertise to effect social change. Advertisement Howard Lake | 13 February 2007 | Newslast_img read more

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Puerto Rico en marcha

first_imgPrimero de mayo en la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR.)Un día antes del Día de las y los Trabajadores —el Primero de Mayo— en Puerto Rico ya se ha logrado un avance importantísimo: unidad en acción. Los sindicatos, y toda una gama de movimientos estudiantiles, ambientales, de mujeres, lgbt, y otros sectores, han estado activamente promoviendo el Paro Nacional del 1 de mayo.Han usado todos los medios a su alcance: redes sociales, anuncios por la radio, manifestaciones de adhesión en los centros comerciales, teatro callejero, conciertos de concientización, pegatinas, distribución de volantes informativos, pintadas en paredes, etc. Grupos de jóvenes acuden a oficinas donde hay congregadas muchas personas para informarle al pueblo del peligro que corre el país. La consigna general es un llamado al pueblo: ¡Únete a la lucha!Porque este Primero de Mayo en ­Puerto Rico no será uno de celebrar la victoria de los mártires de Chicago, no; será uno de retomar esa bandera de lucha porque lo que se juega ahora en el archipiélago boricua es la propia vida de su pueblo, y ese pueblo ha decidido luchar. No se resignan a que sus vidas y el futuro de generaciones sean una simple colateral en una transacción mercantil.¿Cuál es la lucha?La lucha es contra una tormenta de ataques a todos los niveles contra la clase trabajadora. Podría resumirse como la lucha contra el intento del gran capital de destruir el archipiélago de Puerto Rico y reconstruirlo para su beneficio.Desde que el Congreso de EUA pasó la Ley PROMESA (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act) el pasado año imponiendo una Junta de Control Fiscal no electa que se convierte automáticamente en el real gobierno dictatorial de PR, se ha ido avanzando en aplicar muchas de las medidas delineadas por el FMI contenidas en el Plan Kruger de 2015 que se presentó bajo la pasada administración del PPD. Tanto el Plan Kruger como la JCF son el resultado de los intereses capitalistas por imponer medidas de austeridad que aseguren el pago de una deuda pública ilegítima y odiosa de $74 miles de millones.Para esto, la JCF cuenta con la incondicional colaboración del gobierno de turno de Ricardo Roselló, del partido PNP que promueve activamente la estadidad. Un gobernante colonial arrodillado y sumiso frente a las exigencias del imperio. Acompañado por una legislatura sin dientes que ha avalado casi sin enmiendas, todas las criminales medidas que surgen de la Fortaleza – casa del gobernador.En una larga pero rápida serie de presentaciones por el gobierno de un Plan Fiscal que satisfaga el apetito de los bonistas, un devastador Plan finalmente fue aprobado por la JCF. Para cumplir con este plan, el gobierno ha sometido las más devastadoras medidas y proyectos de ley que aumentan significativamente el costo de vida del pueblo, a la vez que recortan salarios y servicios. Es decir, la obscena estrangulación de un pueblo.Estas leyes ya han sido aprobadas rápidamente por la Legislatura de PR sin ninguna vista pública, y con reuniones a puertas cerradas. La primera, presentada a pocos días de asumir su puesto de gobernador, es la privatizadora Ley 1 para enmendar la Ley de Alianzas Público Privadas (APPs). Según el economista Argeo Quiñones, “la idea de las APP en Puerto Rico “se ha desvirtuado”, (cb.pr, 10 de febrero) pues en lugar de tratarse de una unión de esfuerzos entre el sector público y el privado, se ha convertido en una venta de bienes públicos rentables para recibir un pago millonario de golpe.Entonces, bienes públicos rentables están siendo llevados a la bancarrota para luego venderse “a precios de quemazón”. (cb.pr, 10 de febrero)Luego aprobaron la reforma laboral, la Ley de Transformación y Flexibilización Laboral (Ley Núm. 4 de 2017), con la excusa de estimular la economía. Pero como su nombre tenebrosamente indica, esta ley que afecta a trabajadoras/es nuevos en el sector privado, representa un retroceso y la pérdida de derechos adquiridos, como el de las ocho horas, uno de los logros que se conmemoran el Primero de Mayo. Trae además entre otras imposiciones, la reducción de salarios y de días de vacaciones y enfermedad, menos tiempo para reclamar compensación luego de despido, disminución del bono de navidad, y la extensión del período de probatoria, además de dividir las/os trabajadores en una misma empresa.La próxima ley en aprobarse fue la Ley 8 del Empleador Único que afecta al sector público. Esta establece al gobierno como empleador único. Facilita la flexibilidad del gobierno para mover a las/os trabajadores de una agencia a otra, que podría ser incluso hacia el sector privado. Las/os trabajadores movidos perderían la protección que tenían bajo los convenios colectivos, además del tiempo acumulado, entre otros beneficios y derechos.Pero es la última ley aprobada el pasado 27 de abril que da la estocada final: la Ley para el Cumplimiento con el Plan Fiscal del Gobierno. Entre las pérdidas para la clase trabajadora están: dejar sin efecto convenios colectivos; limitar días feriados a 15; se pierde pago por días de enfermedad o vacaciones no utilizados; no se pagarán horas extras; el gobierno y los funcionarios tendrán inmunidad por daños o perjuicios; el patrono podrá reasignar sin consultar al empleado, etc.Mientras se recortan los ingresos a toda la clase trabajadora, se imponen más impuestos en todas las categorías: de ventas, de servicios, de solicitud de permisos, etc. Aumentan en un 70 por ciento las multas de tráfico y aumentan los peajes. Se recortan o suspenden los subsidios para los municipios. Esta última medida es altamente perjudicial porque son los municipios quienes atienden directamente las necesidades de sus residentes. Se perderán las asignaciones para diversos programas, desde arte, cultura y deportes, hasta seguridad y programas de protección de la mujer.Otros recortes son: Mil millones de dólares a salud; reducción del 10 por ciento en pensiones; reducción de jornadas laborales y cierre de cientos de escuelas.Y el golpe mortal, la imposición de un recorte de más de $600 millones al presupuesto de la única universidad pública, la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR).La importancia de esta institución, que tiene 11 recintos a través de la isla, no es solamente que es pública y por lo tanto ofrece la oportunidad de obtener una educación de calidad a bajo costo a los sectores más pobres. Contribuye además al desarrollo cultural boricua; es un centro de debates democráticos sobre diversos aspectos; es fuente de economía en ciudades pequeñas; contribuye a la preparación de profesionales para el desarrollo de PR, orientada al servicio y las necesidades del país, no por su valor en el mercado – a diferencia de las universidades privadas. Es un centro de investigación que sirve no solo a PR, sino a diversas agencias incluso en EUA. Por ejemplo, muchas/os graduados de la UPR son activamente reclutados por la NASA. La UPR es el futuro mismo del país, y su destrucción sería la destrucción del país.Huelga estudiantilAsí lo entiende el estudiantado y la facultad de la UPR. Por eso desde el 28 de marzo, el Recinto de Río Piedras – el más grande – ha estado en huelga, ahora indefinida. Han celebrado asambleas democráticas donde han participado hasta 10,000 estudiantes. Otros recintos se han sumado, 8 de los 11. La huelga es una constante movilización que ha captado el apoyo del sindicato de profesoras/es de la misma UPR, la Asociación Puertorriqueña de Profesores Universitarios (APPU), de otros sindicatos y de múltiples organizaciones.Pero no solo están luchando por la educación pública. Su lucha es la lucha por el pueblo. En contra de la JCF y las destructivas medidas propulsadas por el gobierno. Exigen que se audite la deuda, a lo que el gobierno – y la JCF – se ha negado eliminando incluso la Junta para la Auditoría integral independiente. Auditar la deuda se ha convertido en el grito de batalla, pues se sabe que la deuda se contrajo por medios corruptos donde ambos partidos que se alternan en el gobierno han sido culpables. Además de bancos y agencias financieras como el Santander, Wells Fargo, UBS y otros.El gobierno acusa a las/os manifestantes de “delincuentes”, a lo que el estudiantado responde diciendo “somos ciudadanos, no somos criminales”.El gobierno sin embargo, ha aumentado las medidas represivas, llegando incluso a nombrar un ex jefe de la policía de PR que había trabajado por más de 25 años en el FBI, Héctor Pesquera, como jefe del nuevo Departamento de Seguridad Nacional.Sabe muy bien el gobierno que las nefastas medidas que estrangulan al pueblo despertarán un gran oposición, no solo de estudiantes, y se está preparando criminalizando la protesta.Las consecuencias de todas estas medidas son inimaginables. Se seguirá el robo de trabajadoras/es y personal especializado por diferentes estados de los EUA. Aparte del robo de científicos por la NASA y centros hospitalarios, hay una proliferación de Departamentos de Educación que van a PR a reclutar maestras/os, entre ellos, desde Texas, de la ciudad de Buffalo en NY, de Florida, etc. ¡La ciudad de Baltimore fue a reclutar policías!Pero mientras se vacía la isla de boricuas, se incentiva la residencia de millonarios de los EUA por medio de enormes incentivos de exención contributiva.Otro aspecto que hay que señalar es la contratación obscena de “consultores” o “expertos” de los EUA. Roselló nombró como secretaria de educación nada menos que a Julia Keleher, una consultora oriunda de Filadelfia con un sueldazo de más de $120,000 por seis meses. No solo es la secretaria de educación, sino que también será la asesora de reestructuración de ese mismo departamento.Otros contratos recientes que son bofetadas al pueblo – cuando se dice que hay que hacer recortes pero se encuentran millones para consultorías – son la contratación de Natalie Jaresko, nacida en Chicago de origen ucraniano, quien fue empleada del Departamento de Estado para intervenir en la economía de Ucrania. Ahora es la directora ejecutiva de la JCF. A estos contratos se añade el de otra estadounidense, Andrea Bonime Blanc, con un sueldo de $750 por hora como ¡oficial de ética de la JCF!La pregunta queda del por qué ahora de estos ataques para destruir a Puerto Rico. Como colonia, PR ha servido los intereses del imperio según variaban sus necesidades. Desde la situación geográfica de PR para los intereses militares de EUA, como enorme plantación azucarera, como centro de producción farmacéutica o de refinerías petroquímicas, o de tecnología. Ahora, en esta fase cuando el capitalismo está en su fase decadente, ¿cuál será el papel que quieren de PR?Workers World-Mundo Obrero le preguntó a Luis Pedraza Leduc, de la Coordinadora Sindical y ProSol UTIER (Proyecto de Solidaridad de la UTIER).WW-Mundo Obrero: Por qué piensas que EUA ha lanzado este enorme ataque a PR en estos momentos? ¿qué interés tienen para PR ahora?Luis Pedraza Leduc: “Creo que el tema de la deuda se aprovechó para (1) efectivamente cobrar y (2) reestructurar el gobierno mediante un proyecto gigante de privatizar energía, agua, carreteras y tierras. Este proyecto en el caribe tiene un mercado cercano dentro de los intereses políticos que son Venezuela y Cuba.Creo que el modelo económico considera que no necesita de un gobierno colonial necesariamente, sino de la penetración del capital de formas diversas, APP, préstamos, bonos, asesoramiento técnico y abrir mercados al capital. PR será la vitrina del capitalismo”.Cuando el ataque es tan monumental, no es hora de pelear a la defensiva ataque por ataque. Es hora de la ofensiva de la forma que el pueblo decida. Y cuando se quiere criminalizar a la resistencia, hay que exponer más fuerte que nunca, los crímenes de EUA contra el pueblo boricua. Unir fuerzas. Y como dice nuestro héroe nacional Don Rafael Cancel Miranda: “Se llega más pronto a la meta de pie que de rodillas”.¡Solidaridad activa para el ­pueblo boricua en lucha! ¡Viva la lucha obrera!¡Auditoría integral de la deuda y cárcel a los culpables!¡No a la represión del movimiento!¡No a los recortes de la UPR!¡Viva PR libre!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Operation Polar Wind Nets Toys for Pediatric Patients at Area Hospital

first_imgChildrens events Operation Polar Wind Nets Toys for Pediatric Patients at Area Hospital Published on Monday, December 15, 2014 | 1:13 pm Subscribe 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. More Cool Stuff HerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Pasadena Police Air Operations Section and the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST) will conduct their 9th annual Christmas Toy Drive at the Pediatrics Ward of Huntington Memorial Hospital. Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez, will escort Santa Clause and his flight suit clad “elves” as they arrive bearing gifts and holiday cheer in their own special rotor-equipped sleigh.The event will be held on Tuesday, December 16th as follows: Huntington Memorial Hospital, 100 West California Blvd., Pasadena. Participants will meet in the Main Lobby no later than 9:00 a.m. Attendees will be led to where the “sleigh” (helicopter) will land with Santa and crew before visiting the Pediatrics Ward. For more information, contact Shavown Cox at (626) 397-8641.After visiting the hospital, the flight crews will conduct a ground based mission where children impacted by domestic violence will visit the North Pole (Police Heliport). This event will be held in conjunction with Peace Over Violence. Peace Over Violence is an organization committed to serving domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in our community. ‘We are so appreciative of their generosity and commitment to serving survivors,” comments Peace Over Violence Program Director Sandy Monroy about the event. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business Newscenter_img Community News Make a comment Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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Unemployment Could Lead to Mortgage Forbearance Surge

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Black Knight Forbearance Foreclosure 2020-04-13 Seth Welborn Unemployment Could Lead to Mortgage Forbearance Surge The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago With unemployment hitting record levels, mortgage forbearance are likely to surge, according to a new white paper from Black Knight. According to the paper, using Great Recession mortgage performance as a point of comparison, Black Knight estimates that an unemployment rate of 15%, as projected by Goldman Sachs for Q2 2020, could result in 3.5 million new mortgage delinquencies.“Trying to gauge the impact of COVID-19 on mortgage performance is as much an art right now as a science,” said Black Knight Data & Analytics President Ben Graboske. “The fact is that there is no true point of comparison in the nation’s recent history for analysts to model against. That said, there are some historical clues that can help shed light. In the Great Recession, for example, the number of past-due mortgages tripled over four years, increasing by more than 5.5 million, as the unemployment rate rose relatively sharply from 4.5% in 2006 to 10% by the end of 2009. Today, we’ve seen more than 10 million people file for unemployment since the coronavirus was labeled a pandemic on March 11, which should put the unemployment rate at roughly 9.5%. Using the Great Recession as a point of comparison, Black Knight’s AFT modeling team looked at potential delinquencies under different unemployment scenarios, and at 10%, we could expect 2 million new mortgage delinquencies. That would put the total at 4 million delinquencies with a national non-current rate of 7.5%.”According to Black Knight, forbearance programs offered by various mortgage servicers and dictated by FHFA, HUD and the newly signed CARES Act may help alleviate some of the financial stress on borrowers. Pointing to the effectiveness of forbearance programs in a time of crisis, of the more than 140,000 seriously delinquent mortgages caused by the 2017 hurricane season, just 1% of homes were lost to foreclosure or short sale two years after the storms, compared to 15% of seriously delinquent mortgages in non-hurricane-affected areas.”Although, should financial disruptions become more long-term, additional assistance programs may become necessary,” Graboske adds, “Of course, a surge of forbearance requests brings its own challenges, both operational and financial.” 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. Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 13, 2020 1,339 Views center_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Ginnie Mae Expands Servicer Liquidity Facility Next: Homeowner Relief Could Lead to Servicer Strain Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Tagged with: Black Knight Forbearance Foreclosure  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Unemployment Could Lead to Mortgage Forbearance Surge Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Savelast_img read more

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Kerala High Court Grants Pre-Arrest Bail To 2 Men Accused Of Attacking Sabarimala Activist; Finds Allegations Prima Facie Mala Fide

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Grants Pre-Arrest Bail To 2 Men Accused Of Attacking Sabarimala Activist; Finds Allegations Prima Facie Mala Fide LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 March 2021 12:00 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court recently allowed pre-arrest bail to two persons accused of being part of a group that sprayed ‘chemical’ spray on activist Bindu Ammini when she approached the Ernakulam City Commissioner’s office in 2019 seeking police protection for her pilgrimage to the Sabarimala temple. A Bench of Justice B Sudheendra Kumar found that the allegations as against BJP/RSS…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court recently allowed pre-arrest bail to two persons accused of being part of a group that sprayed ‘chemical’ spray on activist Bindu Ammini when she approached the Ernakulam City Commissioner’s office in 2019 seeking police protection for her pilgrimage to the Sabarimala temple. A Bench of Justice B Sudheendra Kumar found that the allegations as against BJP/RSS workers Prateesh Viswanath and CC Rajagopal appeared to be tainted with malafides. The incident took place in the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s verdict allowing women entry into Sabarimala temple. Pertinently, the Supreme Court refused to issue police protection orders in favour of Bindu Ammini and other activists who sought to enter the temple because the issue was ’emotive’. Ammini had alleged that a group of around five persons including the two appellants, Pratheesh R and CC Rajagopal, approached her chanting the Ayyappa hymns, after which one person (the first accused) sprayed the substance on her. In her subsequent statement, she averred that the appellants and others protesting the entry of women into Sabarimala touched her body in the presence of public and humiliated her by calling ‘Urban Naxal’.Prateesh and Rajagopal were named as second and third accused respectively. The Court, after referring witness statements, Ammini’s statements to the police about the attack, along with an audio visual recording, concluded that no case against the appellants was disclosed from the material. The witnesses had only confirmed the involvement of the first accused, the Court clarified. In this respect, the Court recorded, “Even though the victim had stated in the F.I. statement that the appellants along with the first accused came near to the victim chanting ‘Ayyappa hymn’ and at that time, the first accused applied some chemical spray on the face and body of the victim, none of the witnesses so far questioned by the Investigating officer stated about the presence of the first accused with the appellants at any point of time. The audio-visual Compact Disc produced along with the case diary also does not support the allegation of the victim that the appellants came near to the victim along with the first accused.” Ammini’s counsel asserted that the video placed before the Court was recorded at the behest of the accused and this was why only the first accused was present in the same. However, the Court pointed out that the area surrounding the Commissioner’s office that day was surrounded by mediapersons and yet there was no visual showing Pratheesh and Rajagopal along with the first accused. The video footage did not bear out the allegation that the appellants had touched her and called her an urban naxal, the Court found. Ammini’s statement to the Magistrate under Section 164 last year also did not mention this particular incident, the Court observed, though she had made this averment in her statement to the investigating officer. This was significant as she was a teacher of law and an educated woman, the Court highlighted. Finding that the two appellants did not seem to be involved, the Court stated, “It appears from the audio-visual Compact Disc produced along with the case diary that the appellants and many other people gathered near to the victim and talked to her immediately after the incident. However, the victim did not accuse the appellants at that time. None of the witnesses, whose statement was recorded by the police, also did not mention about the involvement of the appellants in the incident”. Pointing out that though Rajagopal was a candidate in the election to the Kerala Legislative Assembly and that Pratheesh is a practising advocate in Ernakulam, the Court remarked that independent witnesses and the victim herself could not identify the appellants. “Both the appellants are admittedly public figures. Even then, the appellants could not be identified by the victim for a long period..”, the Court noted. Querying why allegations against the accused were made after eleven months of the incident, the Court reasoned that the case as against the appellants appeared to be tainted by mala fides. The Court remarked,”It is not disputed that the entry of women activists to Sabarimala Temple was a controversial issue during the relevant period. It is also not disputed that in the said issue, the Government of Kerala was on one side and the RSS/BJP and many Hindu organisations were on the other side. The RSS/BJP and many Hindu organisations made protest against the entry of activist women to Sabarimala Temple. However, the Government of Kerala supported the entry of activist women to Sabarimala Temple. It is admitted that the victim is an activist and not a devotee. The appellants are admittedly supporters of RSS/BJP. The argument of the learned counsel for the appellants that the allegations against the appellants are malafide, will be considered by this Court in the light of the above facts”. “When viewed the above facts in the light of the admitted fact that the appellants are leaders/supporters of RSS/BJP, who opposed the entry of women activists to Sabarimala Temple, it appears that the allegations raised against the appellants by the victim before the police are prima facie tainted with malafides” On the application of Section 438 of the Criminal Procedure Code when allegations were made under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 A key question that arose for the Court’s consideration was whether the appellants were entitled to anticipatory bail in light of provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 invoked against them. The Court ruled that Supreme Court Judgment Subhash Kashinath Mahajan v. State of Maharashtra had held that anticipatory bail under Section 438 could be granted for cases under the Atrocities Act if no prima facie case is made out or where on judicial scrutiny the complaint is found to be prima facie mala fide. A review of the case resulted in an overturning of certain of the Court’s directives in Kashinath. The directive with respect to anticipatory bail was not overturned, the Kerala High Court surmised. To support this finding, the Court referred Prithvi Raj Chauhan v. Union of India which held that if the complaint does not make out a prima facie case for the applicability of the provisions of the Act, the bar to anticipatory bail created by Sections 18 and 18 A shall not apply. Again, the Kerala High Court in Arul P. Sugathan and others v. State of Kerala and Another had held that anticipatory bail could be granted despite the bar under the Act when no prima facie case is made out or where the court finds that the complaint was prima facie mala fide. The Court therefore concluded, “Where the High Court finds that no prima facie case is made out or where on judicial scrutiny, the court finds that the complaint is prima facie malafide, the High Court will be justified in passing an order granting pre-arrest bail if the Court is further satisfied that if the pre-arrest bail is not granted, the result would inevitably be miscarriage of justice or abuse of process of law.” After a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court held the ban on entry of women in the age group of 10-50 to be unconstitutional in its judgment delivered on September 28, 2018, Bindu along with another woman named Kanakadurga had entered the temple on January 2, 2019Click Hear To Download/Read JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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