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Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgIreland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileIreland Blyth Limited is a company based in Mauritius and operates as a subsidiary of Compagnie d’Investissement et de Développement Limitée, since its acquisition in 2016. The company has running activities in the sectors of commerce, engineering, financial services, logistics, aviation, shipping, retail, and seafood and marine where services in the distribution and marketing of products such as frozen foods, pharmaceuticals and wellness products, and medical equipment, as well as offers warehousing and logistics support services are provided. Ireland Blyth Limited also supplies industrial chemicals and equipment, as well as engages in crop protection, agriculture, and irrigation systems, the sale of construction and material handling equipment. The company also provides solutions for electrical installations, refrigeration equipment, power management systems, construction tools, abrasives, and building materials, as well as provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fit out solutions. Ireland Blyth Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgShumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw)  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.last_img read more

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California congregation uprooted by deadly mudslides finds solace in faith,…

first_img January 26, 2018 at 11:38 am My deepest sympathy and concern to all affected by the horrible events in your community. I hope to make a donation to the Relief and Dev. fund as a tangible expression of sympathy. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York All Saints clergy and lay leaders, meanwhile, are focused on providing pastoral care to their now scattered members, including to the newest member – a baby boy, born last week to Montecito residents who have been staying with a fellow parishioner in Santa Barbara. Such generosity has been replicated in countless ways across the region since early December, when the Thomas Fire began threatening.The wildfire grew to become the largest in California’s history, and though Montecito and the Santa Barbara area were largely spared by the fire, the smoke and ash still upended daily life for weeks.It also forced All Saints to cancel Sunday services on Dec. 10 and 17. Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Santa Barbara invited the All Saints congregation to join Trinity for worship on Dec. 17, but then Trinity had to cancel its service, too, when the downtown church became part of the evacuation zone.All Saints leaders were able to return to their church Dec. 19, just in time to prepare a full complement of Christmas Eve and Christmas services. They turned their focus to clearing ash from church grounds, including facilities used by the Friendship Center, an elder-care day center that operates on All Saints grounds.Then, heavy rain began to fall.The wildfire had created conditions in the higher elevations that were ripe for disaster, and the deluge early Jan. 9 turned those fears into reality. The water cascaded down the hillside, picking up mud and debris and smashing through anything in its path. Homes were damaged or destroyed. Cars were washed away. Some residents were trapped until emergency crews reached them. Others failed to make it out alive.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Most of the damage was centered on Montecito, an unincorporated community of about 9,000 people. Power and phone service was lost. Water from taps was ruled unfit for drinking without boiling. All Saints closed its parish school but opened the church grounds for use as a medical triage site. The church also was used by the California National Guard as an evacuation gathering point. By the end of the day Jan. 11, the church grounds were mostly deserted.A day later, on Jan. 12, the Thomas Fire finally was declared 100 percent contained.Communicating with the congregation was difficult, but Kathleen Bright, the parish’s director of administration, worked with parishioner Sheri Benninghoven to begin compiling a list of parishioners who were confirmed safe. Benninghoven posted updates on social media and sent emails to the congregation asking people to add to the list of names. The emails also sought to identify families in need, as well as families able to provide help. Another parishioner checked parish and school directories against a website that showing damaged or destroyed homes.From those information sources, All Saints produced an Excel spreadsheet that church leaders used to match needs with offers of help, such as temporary housing, meals and clothes.Those in need included a couple from the parish who were days from the birth of their second child and suddenly homeless. Another parishioner in Santa Barbara had some extra space where the couple and their school-age daughter could stay. Friends from the parish and school community also provided a crib and other baby supplies, so when the boy was born Jan. 16 at the hospital in Santa Barbara, a comfortable home awaited him.“It’s been astounding to see the way the community has come together around this,” Eyer-Delevett said. “They were able to benefit from the generosity and hospitality of the parish and the parish school. … It’s been humbling and encouraging to see the way that people who have not experienced this trauma directly, but indirectly, have been able to pour out such assistance.”No one from All Saints, either parish members or school families, was killed in the mudslides, though many parishioners know people who died or who lost everything in the disaster. Some also have harrowing stories to tell about surviving the overnight floods.“There won’t be ‘going back to normal’ after this,” said the Rev. Melissa McCarthy, the Diocese of Los Angeles canon to the ordinary. “The emotional trauma of being asleep in your bed and hearing a big bang and all of a sudden being swept away by mud pouring through your bedroom, that’s the stuff of nightmares.”Members of All Saints gather to worship Jan. 14 in a house church in Carpinteria after their church was evacuated in the aftermath of mudslides in Montecito. Photo: Diana AndonianMembers of the congregation who live east and south of Montecito or fled south down Highway 101 have worshiped at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ventura or at services held in a house in Carpinteria. The majority, though, either lives west and north of the mudslides or fled that direction when the evacuation was ordered. Those parishioners were invited to worship at Trinity in Santa Barbara.“What we’ve done is basically welcome them into our services and let them use our building for any meetings and programs during the week,” Hall, the priest at Trinity, said. “They’ve got a lot of work do, and we want to support them any way we can.”Days run together, Eyer-Delevett said, while she keeps most of her focus on providing pastoral care to those in need. She and her wife are staying in Santa Barbara, and when she attends worship at Trinity, she sits in the pews with the other parishioners, leaving it to the Trinity team to lead the service.“It’s been wonderful to be welcomed with such gracious hospitality,” she said.Nancy Doane Babbott, left, and Sylvia Weller from All Saints enjoy slices of pizza and post-worship conversation Jan. 14 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara. Photo: Sheri BenninghovenOn Jan. 14, after the first joint worship service, the Trinity congregation ordered 46 pizzas – “pizza is the universal comfort food,” Hall explained – and served 300 people in the parish hall, a blending of All Saints parishioners and their host congregation. The conversation lasted hours as some people lingered there well into the afternoon.“Every moment that we get to spend together is cherished,” Eyer-Delevett said.As for the parish school, it was offered a temporary location by St. Mark United Methodist Church, which operates a preschool in Santa Barbara. All Saints’ classes resumed Jan. 22 in makeshift classrooms set up in St. Mark meeting rooms. School administrators were able to return to All Saints, escorted by emergency personnel, to retrieve items necessary to teach in the new location. Eyer-Delevett isn’t sure when the parish school will return to its permanent location because the water there still isn’t safe to drink.The diocese, meanwhile, has helped raise $40,000 from parishioners’ donations and grants from Episcopal Relief & Development to support those across the region affected by the fires and mudslides, McCarthy said. Diocesan leaders also have checked in with Eyer-Delevett and other priests and deacons in the affected area to see if they need anything, and sometimes just to talk.McCarthy will be joined by Los Angeles Bishops John Taylor and Diane Jardine Bruce, suffragan, and others from the diocese at the evening worship service Jan. 26 in Santa Barbara, “to be a witness to what they’ve experienced.” The diocese also has scheduled a gathering for clergy and lay leaders in late February, described as day of reflection and healing in the aftermath of the disasters.With authorities beginning to allow repopulation of the neighborhood around All Saints this week, Eyer-Delevett hopes to be ready to resume Sunday services in the church on Feb. 4. The church is still decorated for Christmas, with poinsettia petals and Christmas tree needles “mingled with the mud on the rugs of the sanctuary floor.”“Time has stood still in many ways, and yet life goes on around us,” she said.Plenty of work remains, from cleaning up the facilities to catching up on business that has been delayed by disaster: vestry nominations, financial documentation, budget approvals, all in addition to serving a community still reeling from the events of the past several weeks.“The landscape has been redrawn and we’re going to have to figure out how we recover as a community, not only as a community of faith, but the whole village of Montecito,” she said. “But this tragedy has already strengthened the bonds within our community, and we will find our way together, one step, one breath, one act of human kindness at a time.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] The Rev. Fred Fenton says: The Rev. Aimee Eyer-Delevett, second from right, rector of All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito, California, chats with parishioners Jan. 14 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara, where members of both congregations worshiped while All Saints was under an evacuation order due to the recent mudslides. Photo: Sheri Benninghoven[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Aimee Eyer-Delevett and her congregation got the word Jan. 24 that they could return to their church for the first time in two weeks, but they have no expectations of an immediate return to normal life or business as usual at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito, California.Fire and flood have changed everything for this community sandwiched between mountain and ocean on the east side of Santa Barbara.All Saints and its neighbors have suffered weeks of disaster, from the massive wildfire that threatened in December to the Jan. 9 mudslides that have killed at least 21, with two people still missing. The church and its parish school have been closed since authorities ordered a mandatory evacuation from the neighborhoods in the path of the mudslides. The church wasn’t damaged, but the sprawling debris field left Highway 101 impassable and split the congregation in two, with parishioners on the Santa Barbara side isolated from those in the region to the east and south.“It’s been a very difficult time,” Eyer-Delevett told Episcopal News Service by cellphone. “The community has suffered a collective trauma, the entire community of Montecito.”Her uprooted congregation has found solace in faith and fellowship. Until they can worship in their own church again, All Saints parishioners are attending services at Episcopal churches in Santa Barbara and Ventura and at home churches outside the evacuation zone. After Highway 101 reopened Jan. 21, all are invited to a “Service of Healing and Hope” on Jan. 26 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara. 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Children Who Live at Pasadena Charity Hillsides Write Original Song and Create Music Video

first_imgMusic Children Who Live at Pasadena Charity Hillsides Write Original Song and Create Music Video From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 12:54 pm Subscribe Singer-songwriter Jenni Alpert works with a child at Hillsides during the recording of an original song, “You Are Not Alone.”“I want to give you hope. I want to give you love. You are not alone.” These words are part of the chorus of an original song, “You Are Not Alone,” co-written and performed by 10 children from Hillsides residential program with local singer-songwriter Jenni Alpert.The song can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/jennialpertmusic/you-are-not-alone.The children, ranging in age from 10 to 17, worked for months on the song and an accompanying music video as part of a “My Purpose Party, a program that incorporates community service with children’s self-expression created by actress and philanthropist Ari Meyers. The children selected the theme because they themselves have struggled with loneliness and were motivated to comfort others in the same position.“I want people to know, there’s always someone you can talk to,” said one participant, Sophia.* “When I feel lonely, I talk to my grandmother.”On September 30, 2014, the children debuted the music video and distributed CDs of the song during a presentation for friends, family, and Hillsides staff in the Hillsides library. The song will be played at Hillsides Circle of Excellence dinner that recognizes donors and volunteers to be held in Pasadena on October 21. Guests will also receive the CD as a gift.The “My Purpose Party” program fosters a giving experience by helping youth give back to others by raising goods, funds, awareness about an issue, or providing a direct service. Meyers, who received early fame as a child actress on the 1980s TV show, Kate & Allie, created the program some six years ago.Singer-songwriter Alpert has performed in more than 14 countries and had her music featured on many TV shows, including Castle and CSI Miami. Her live acoustic performances from a tour in Italy have been released by an Italian vinyl label, Cappuccino Records. To learn more about Alpert, please visit www.jennialpert.com. The song was recorded and mixed by Los Angeles arranger and instrumentalist Stevie Blacke. To learn more about Blacke, please visit www.stevieblack.com.Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families throughout Los Angeles County. It consists of four core programs: Family Resource Centers that offer numerous community-based programs and services; Residential Treatment Services that provide a safe and stable environment for children unable to live at home; an Education Center, a therapeutic residential and day school for children with emotional or behavioral challenges; and Youth Moving On, a program for youth formerly in foster care or probation who are transitioning to adulthood. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org.*First name used to protect privacy of client. 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. Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business Newscenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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Pasadena-Based Wetzel’s Pretzels Opens First Location in China

first_imgBusiness Districts News Pasadena-Based Wetzel’s Pretzels Opens First Location in China From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, June 15, 2018 | 5:15 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. Community News 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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Twitter grabWetzel’s Pretzels, the Pasadena-based fresh-baked pretzel company, has opened its first location in China, six months after signing a deal to enter the country. The location is the first of three Wetzel’s Pretzels which are slated to open this summer, and one of the 50 stores the brand intends to establish in China, according to a company statement Friday.Wetzel’s Pretzel’s first store in China is located at the Reel Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in densely-populated Shanghai, a city of more than 24 million people. The Mall has more than 100 retail stores, is home to a movie theater, and connected to a major transportation hub.“Wetzel’s Pretzels offers a fresh-baked product, served fast. It’s a brand that will resonate well with consumers in Shanghai,” said Will Zhu, master franchisee for Wetzel’s Pretzels in China. “With our first location open and corporate training center built, we’re looking forward to getting other locations up and running, and expanding the brand.”During the summer, Zhu will also open an additional two locations in Shanghai, at Pacific Fresh City and Metro City, two major shopping destinations in the region. With an experienced operator executing the brand in high-traffic areas across Shanghai, Wetzel’s Pretzel is on track to open 50 in the country by 2021, the release said“With a dense population and consumers seeking new and fresh products, Wetzel’s is well-positioned to come out of the gate strong with long-term success,” Jennifer Schuler, President of Wetzel’s Pretzels, said. “While we continue to expand domestically, we see China and our partnership with Will Zhu as a solid pillar for our international growth trajectory.”The opening of the brand’s first China location featured its signature offerings such as made-from-scratch pretzels, Bitz, Wetzel Dogs and Fresh and Frozen Lemonade. The store will introduce custom offerings seasonally to meet local flavor profiles and demand.Those interested in learning more about Wetzel’s Pretzels can contact Doug Flaig, Wetzel’s Pretzel’s Vice President of Franchise Development, at (805) 616.9799 or [email protected] Operators who are looking to expand or diversify their holdings can also visit Wetzel’s Pretzels’ franchise site, www.wetzels.com/own-a-franchise.Bill Phelps and Rick Wetzel opened the first Wetzel’s Pretzels bakery in Redondo Beach in 1994. Today, Wetzel’s Pretzels has grown to more than 340 fresh bakeries across the U.S. and around the world. Business Newscenter_img Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty 14 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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University of Limerick to cut down single-use plastic bottle waste from…

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter A PLAN to dramatically reduce single-use plastic waste from the University of Limerick campus could take seven million water bottles out of circulation every year.As part of its drive to maintain its position as a leader in environmentally-friendly university management and gain the Foundation for Environmental Education’s internationally recognised Green Campus accreditation, UL has embarked upon an exciting project to cut down on single-use plastics.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The project involves the deployment of strategically placed water-filling stations at student-friendly locations across campus to provide a convenient and free alternative to the purchase of single-use plastic water bottles.The stations, which are fitted with a counter to record the number of units that are dispensed, utilise mains water that is chilled and filtered before being dispensed. To date, 15 water bottle filling stations have already been installed.The four initial water-filling stations situated in the Glucksman Library have dispensed 550,000 (330ml) refills over the last 12 months, thus avoiding the generation of a significant quantity of single-use plastic waste from just one location on UL’s stunning 367-acre riverside campus.Based on this usage the four stations should provide savings of approximately 2,750,000 bottle refills over a five-year period. It is estimated that, by the end of year three (2019 – 2021), once the intended target of 43 water bottle stations are installed and commissioned, the generation of approximately 7 million water bottles will be avoided each year.The original idea to install water bottle filling stations came from the UL Environmental Society, who presented their idea to the Green Campus Committee. Funding was made available via the HEA Educational Sustainable Development Fund and UL’s Buildings and Estates Department teamed up with the Education Procurement Service (EPS), UL Procurement and UL Student Life to complete the project.Speaking about the initiative Dr Chris Fogarty, UL’s Energy Manager, said: “Working with the EPS to ensure the appropriate specifications were included as part of the procurement has facilitated the ongoing effectiveness of the project to be quantified. Specifically, the inclusion of a bottle counter as a mandatory requirement facilitates users in tracking their contribution to the reduction of single-use plastics on campus, and can be used to help bring about behaviour change.”EPS estimate that in the first year alone, usage of water filling stations in a single building has had the effect of taking 13 freight containers of plastic-bottled water out of circulation.As the filling stations are connected directly to mains supply, it also eliminates the need for water supply companies to drive through campus to replenish bottle-fed water coolers, which reduces cost and traffic through the campus.The significant reduction in water bottle consumption also contributes to a reduction in recycling waste, which needs to be managed on campus weekly. This saving will increase as the water-filling stations are further installed.The procurement-element of the project was a collaborative effort between UL’s Buildings and Estates and the EPS. The initiative has seen the EPS and UL awarded ‘Best Green Procurement Project of the Year’ at the National Procurement Awards in late 2019.“Despite a small budget, the effective removal of over 550,000 branded drinking water bottles from circulation on the UL campus in a single year demonstrates the positive environmental impact that a sustainable initiative can deliver,” said UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald.“It also shows that when a tender process is completed with a clear specification, an engaged project team and proactive rollout to a dedicated stakeholder group, it can have a very significant outcome,” he added. Advertisement Facebook Printcenter_img Linkedin Email NewsEducationEnvironmentUniversity of Limerick to cut down single-use plastic bottle waste from campusBy Staff Reporter – January 15, 2020 278 Previous articleLimerick people will break their resolutions this weekendNext articleLimerick Post Show | Limerick Fashion Designer Aoife McNamara Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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Will the Tight Inventory Loosen Up for the Spring Homebuying Season?

first_img March 17, 2016 964 Views  Print This Post Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 3/18/2016 Next: Low Credit Score May be Keeping Many Renters from Homeownership Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Existing Home Sales Housing Market 2016-03-17 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Will the Tight Inventory Loosen Up for the Spring Homebuying Season? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The up-and-down existing-home sales market is expected to take another slight downward turn in February due to persistently tight inventory, but the market may turn around in the spring, according to First American Financial Corporation.The industry is anxiously awaiting the existing-home sales report for February 2016, which will be released on Monday, March 21, by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  In January’s report, the pace of sales slowed to a crawl but still hit their highest level in six months at 5.47 million—but supply remained an issue as the number of existing homes for sale (1.82 million) for January was down 2.2 percent over-the-year, according to NAR.Even with January’s slowing pace, existing-home sales have bounced back from November’s decline caused by the TRID rule taking effect on October 3, 2015.“The market stability in January was a welcome sign indicating continued strength and resilience after the substantial drop in sales in November caused by closing delays due to the implementation of the Know-Before-You-Owe-Rule, also referred to as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American. “We continue to see no indications of any fundamental changes in market conditions and January was no exception, showing an existing-home sales market in line with expectations for sales activity.”Tight inventory has been a concern among many housing market analysts heading into the spring home buying season. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said last month with the spring homebuying season around the corner, “current supply levels aren’t even close to what’s needed to accommodate the subsequent growth in housing demand.” Existing-home inventory is currently at 4.0 months.Fleming believes that the tight inventory the housing market has experienced as of late will turn around in the next couple of months.“As implied by the 2.5 percent decrease in January in the NAR Pending Home Sales Index, actual existing-home sales are expected to show a decline in February compared to January, while still showing positive year-over-year growth compared to February 2015,” Fleming said. “This is due in large part to tight inventories, which is keeping the market from aligning with its potential. However, this is expected to be a temporary condition and should reverse course as inventories increase with the start of the spring home-buying season.”On Wednesday, the Fed announced for the second straight FOMC meeting following December’s liftoff that the federal funds target rate would remain at 0.25 to 0.5 percent. The following day, on Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that mortgage rates had inched higher for the third week in a row, with a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 3.73 percent.“Last month, we mentioned that the likelihood of modest mortgage rate increases seems less likely now due to the global economic uncertainty and depressed energy markets. However, conditions have recently stabilized, if not improved slightly,” Fleming said. “Even though the Federal Reserve did not raise the benchmark Federal Funds Rate this week, they did indicate that it is likely we shall see an increase in the Federal Funds Rate later this year.”He continued, “Regardless of the rate hike path, we expect mortgage rates to increase modestly as investor demand for the 10-year Treasury bill, which truly drives mortgage rates, fades with a more certain global economic outlook. This has the potential to impact many aspects of the housing market, from affordability to inventories, and is something that will be watched with peaked interest over the course of 2016.” Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Home / Daily Dose / Will the Tight Inventory Loosen Up for the Spring Homebuying Season? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Existing Home Sales Housing Market About Author: Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Financial Assistance of ₹5000 Each Granted To 16,448 Advocates To Deal With COVID-19 Crisis: Bar Council Of Delhi Tells Delhi HC

first_imgNews UpdatesFinancial Assistance of ₹5000 Each Granted To 16,448 Advocates To Deal With COVID-19 Crisis: Bar Council Of Delhi Tells Delhi HC Karan Tripathi8 July 2020 12:18 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of Delhi has informed the Delhi High Court that the financial assistance of ₹5,000/- each has been granted to 16,448 advocates totalling to ₹8.22 crores, to deal with the crisis situation caused by the COVID19 pandemic.The information was given to the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan in a PIL seeking a direction to be issued to the…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 Bar Council of Delhi has informed the Delhi High Court that the financial assistance of ₹5,000/- each has been granted to 16,448 advocates totalling to ₹8.22 crores, to deal with the crisis situation caused by the COVID19 pandemic.The information was given to the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan in a PIL seeking a direction to be issued to the Advocate Welfare Fund Trust to provide ex gratia payments to advocates suffering from financial crisis in the wake of COVID19. While highlighting in its status report that the process of providing financial assistance is still on, BCD submitted that the Indigent Committee of the Council will be soon holding a meeting to consider the applications of advocates suffering from COVID19, so that financial assistance can be released to their respective families for medical and other facilities. It is further submitted that the money has been disbursed to needy advocates mainly from general funds of the Council by encashing the Fixed Deposits.While highlighting that the Delhi Government did not provide money for medical and term insurance of the advocates for the year 2019-20, for which budgetary allocation has already been made, BCD has submitted that if the advocates would have been provided insurance policies, it would have brought considerable relief to mitigate the present crisis.’There are still more than 62,000 advocates who are being deprived of the benefit of Insurance policies for which the Council has decided to avail appropriate remedy’, BCD submits. The Council has further stated that the donations can also be released from advocates who can afford such contributions. It has mentioned:’It may be appropriate to collect donations from various advocates who can afford. In order to avoid overlapping and misuse of money, the same maybe uniformly applied to extend financial and medical support in genuine and appropriate cases.’The present status report was submitted by the Chairman of the Bar Council of Delhi, Mr KC Mittal.Subscribe 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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Several killed after pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapses

first_imgABC News(MIAMI) — A pedestrian bridge stretching across a street on the Florida International University campus in Miami collapsed Thursday afternoon, killing multiple people, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Aerial footage showed first responders tending to victims on the scene, searching for people in the rubble and loading others on stretchers into ambulances.Five to six vehicles were crushed in the collapse, the highway patrol said.The hood of a dark-colored sedan could be seen trapped underneath the fallen bridge, while the other half of the car was sticking out from the wreckage. It is unclear if the driver or any passengers inside that car were injured or killed.A section of the bridge was closed earlier this month to allow workers to position a 174-foot portion of the bridge, according to PantherNOW, a university newspaper.The street that the bridge stretches over, 8th Street, is a busy road that runs from downtown Miami and west to the Everglades.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Two found guilty of murder in shooting of 15-year-old Chicago schoolgirl

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Two men were found guilty of the murder of Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton, five years after her fatal shooting became a rallying cry for tougher gun controls both by then-president Barack Obama and by activists across the country.A jury convicted Micheail Ward on Thursday evening of first-degree murder in the death of 15-year-old Pendleton and aggravated battery in the wounding of two others, a day after a separate jury convicted co-defendant Kenneth Williams, 25, on the same charges.Ward and Williams were accused of shooting a group of high school students in a Chicago park on Jan. 29, 2013. Pendleton, who was visiting the park with a few friends at the end of a school day, was caught in the crossfire of a gang feud and fatally shot, prosecutors said.The honor student’s death made headlines across the country because it came just a few days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama’s inaugural parade. Then-first lady Michelle Obama attended the teen’s funeral and in an emotional speech, urged local leaders to take action against gun violence.At the trial, which began on Aug. 10, the cases against Ward and Williams were heard simultaneously, but by separate juries. Prosecutors said Williams was the getaway driver, and Ward was the gunman in the “drive-by.”A video of Ward confessing to police, saying that Williams had forced him to fire into the park, played a key role in the prosecution’s case, ABC affiliate WLS-TV in Chicago reported.“You got to see with your own eyes and with your own ears, hear and see, his words, what he said to detectives, about what happened on the afternoon of the 29th,” Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney James Papa said.But the defense said police coerced Ward’s confession during a harrowing 17-hour interrogation session, and said the evidence against both was deeply flawed, according to WLS-TV.“They ain’t got no evidence, so they found my nephew guilty for something he did not do,” Williams’ uncle, Michael Beal, told WLS-TV after the verdict on Williams was announced.“They have no fingerprints. They ain’t got no gun, no pistol, no gun. My nephew wasn’t there, nowhere near inside the house or nowhere inside.”But Pendleton’s mother, Cleo Cowley Pendleton, called the guilty verdicts “justice,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported.“My arms were raised yesterday and my tears today are because I feel like finally something positive in our life has happened as a result of our daughter being gone,” Cowley Pendleton said, according to the Sun-Times. “There’s justice for Hadiya, because she did not deserve that. She did not live a life like that. We would rather have Hadiya, but the fact that we have justice for her life being taken, we’ll take it.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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