Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc ( Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc is a fully integrated offshore support company in Nigeria offering marine and aviation logistics services for the oil and gas industry in sub-Sahara Africa. The company provides offshore and onshore logistic support with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; private charter services for air tours and aerial photography; maintenance, repair and overhaul services for helicopters; and executive ground handling services for helicopter and private jets. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc owns and manages marine vessels which includes anchor handling tug supply vessels for positioning, maintaining and moving oil and gas rigs; and platform supply vessels for transporting equipment to offshore platforms. The Caverton Group was formed to acquire Caverton Helicopters Limited and Caverton Marine Limited, both of which were already operating in the Nigerian offshore oil and gas logistics industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

East African Breweries Limited ( HY2019 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (  2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Will Hammerson’s share price ever go back to 300p?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address 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. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Will Hammerson’s share price ever go back to 300p? Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Roland Head | Monday, 3rd August, 2020 | More on: HMSO Shares in Hammerson (LSE: HMSO) are down 10% as I write, after the shopping centre owner confirmed press reports it’s trying to raise cash. Measures on the table include “advanced discussions” on the sale of its European retail outlet business and issuing new shares.Management also reported that tenants are continuing to withhold rental payments. Rent collected for the current quarter is “over 30%” of what’s due. Hammerson is planning to cover some of the shortfall with a new £300m Covid loan from the government, but this will only add to the group’s sizeable debt pile.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…Today’s news suggests management may win some breathing space by selling its European assets. If UK trading improves, I think we could see Hammerson’s share price make a strong recovery from current levels. But, as I’ll explain, this is far from certain.Hidden value?Hammerson’s a big player in the UK retail sector. The group’s flagship UK centres include London’s Brent Cross, Birmingham’s Bullring and Bristol’s Cabot Circus. In total, it operates in 14 countries and has 4,800 tenants. Before Covid-19, Hammerson’s centres had 430m shopper visits per year.According to the firm’s 2019 accounts, its property portfolio was worth £8,327m, or around 601p per share. At a last-seen share price of 58p, Hammerson appears to be trading at 90% discount to its book value.Buying property at a discount to its book value can be a great way to make money. But there are a few things you need to consider before taking the plunge.Two big risksHammerson was already having problems before the coronavirus pandemic. The value of the group’s property portfolio fell by 16.2% last year as traditional retailers struggled.Despite this writedown, I think it’s fair to expect further falls this year, given the impact of lockdown. If this happens, Hammerson’s high leverage means its net asset value could fall very sharply.My sums suggest that if the valuation of Hammerson’s property portfolio falls by a further 15%, net asset value per share would fall to around 430p. If the firm then went on to raise perhaps £1bn by issuing new shares, then I’d estimate the extra shares could dilute this figure to as little as 140p.Looked at this way, Hammerson stock isn’t quite so cheap at 58p.Hammerson share price: buy, sell, or hold?I think Hammerson’s low share price reflects the uncertain outlook for its business. I can’t see any way to predict how well trading will recover in traditional shopping centres.Rent collection may improve when government measures protecting tenants from eviction expire in October. But we could also see a sharp rise in vacant units at this time, as loss-making retailers shut stores.Could Hammerson stock return to 300p? I doubt it. If things go well, I could see the shares trading at 100p-150p. But I think there’s also a serious risk that the Hammerson will follow Intu into administration. That would leave shareholders with nothing.Hammerson shares are too risky for me — I’m staying away. 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La visita del Obispo Primado fortalece los vínculos entre la…

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA El obispo primado Michael Curry recibe la comunión de manos del arzobispo Paul Kwong durante un oficio eucarístico el 19 de febrero en la catedral de San Juan en Hong Kong. Foto de Tsang-Hing Ho/ECHO, HKSKH[Episcopal News Service – Hong Kong] En su primera visita oficial a la Provincia Anglicana de Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, el obispo primado Michael Curry descubrió que la Iglesia cristiana en Hong Kong y en el resto del Asia está creciendo, y robusteció su creencia de que las relaciones centradas en el evangelio son esenciales a las asociaciones misionales.“El cristianismo está creciendo aquí en Hong Kong… Hong Kong es una relación decisiva para estar en una genuina relación con Asia, y es claramente una relación de iguales y que se convierte en un modelo o un patrón para otras relaciones también”, dijo Curry.El Rvdmo. Paul Kwong, arzobispo de la Provincia de Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, presidió y el obispo primado Michael Curry predicó, en el oficio eucarístico del 19 de febrero en la catedral de San Juan en Hong Kong. Foto de Tsang-Hing Ho/ECHO, HKSKH.“El Arzobispo [Paul Kwong] es un líder de la Comunión Anglicana… un verdadero estadista, tanto en el Asia como en toda la Comunión”, dijo Curry. “Hong Kong representa, en muchos aspectos, la manera anglicana de estar en relaciones y asociación teniendo un acuerdo sobre [las cosas] esenciales, pero creando un espacio para la discrepancia para los asuntos que no son esenciales al evangelio mismo”.Curry pasó dos días en Hong Kong; la segunda escala de su primera visita oficial como Obispo Presidente y Primado a China y al Asia Sudoriental que también incluyó las Filipinas, China continental and Taiwán.Peter Ng, el encargado de la Iglesia Episcopal para Asia y el Pacífico, ahora jubilado; el Rdo. Charles Robertson, canónigo del Obispo Primado para el ministerio fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal; el Rdo. David Copley, director de Asociaciones Globales y Personal en Misión; Neva Rae Fox, encargada de Relaciones Públicas de la Iglesia y Sharon Jones, asistente ejecutiva del Obispo Primado, acompañaron a Curry en este viaje.Fue Hong Kong, dijo Robertson, la que dio el ejemplo al convertirse en una provincia independiente fuera del dominio colonial. “Y rápidamente se tornó en un líder”.Andrew Parmley, Lord Alcalde de Londres, hizo la segunda lectura en el oficio eucarístico en la catedral de San Juan en Hong Kong. Foto de Tsang-Hing Ho ECHO, HKSKHHong Kong, que se convirtió en una región administrativa especial gobernada por China en 1997, fue durante mucho tiempo una colonia británica. El primer capellán colonial fue nombrado en 1843. La Diócesis de Victoria se creó en 1849 y más tarde llegó a formar parte de la primera organización eclesiástica en china. En 1951, luego de la formación de la República Popular China, la entonces Diócesis de Hong Kong y Macao se convirtió en una diócesis separada. En 1998, se convirtió en una provincia anglicana independiente.Su asociación con la Iglesia Episcopal se remonta a los años 40 y 50 del pasado siglo, dijo el Rvdmo. Paul Kwong, arzobispo de la Provincia de Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, en una entrevista para Episcopal News Service  el 20 de febrero.La asociación ha incluido relaciones de diócesis compañeras, y la Iglesia Episcopal ayudó a construir iglesias en Hong Kong y Macao en los primeros años, afirmó él.“De manera que hemos tenido ese vínculo durante mucho tiempo”, dijo.La visita del Obispo Primado, dijo Kwong, fue significativa en que sirvió para fortalecer el vínculo entre la Iglesia Anglicana de Hong Kong y la Iglesia Episcopal.Pero la visita del Obispo Primado también fue significativa en que Curry es nuevo en su primacía y en que reunió a dos primados, dijo Kwong, que fue elegido presidente del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano en abril de 2016.“A lo largo de los años, la Comunión ha estado profundamente dividida y aquejada por algunos asuntos contenciosos, y la Iglesia Episcopal ha sido el centro de estos debates y divisiones”, dijo Kwong, refiriéndose a la ordenación y consagración en 2003 del ahora obispo jubilado de Nuevo Hampshire, V. Gene Robinson, el primer obispo abiertamente homosexual de la Iglesia Episcopal, y los cambios canónicos y litúrgicos de la 78ª. Convención General en 2015 para ofrecerles igualdad matrimonial a los episcopales.“Su visita nos ha permitido compartir y aprender el uno del otro y también entender nuestra propia situación  porque estamos en diferentes contextos. [La Comunión] ha dedicado demasiado tiempo tratando de resolver estos problemas”.Es hora, dijo el Arzobispo, de cambiar el foco a la misión y preguntarnos “¿Para qué es la Comunión? ¿Cómo podemos hacer nuestra Comunión relevante en nuestros propios contextos y a escala mundial?“Después de todo, somos hermanos en Cristo, y somos llamados a servir a las personas”.El mensaje de Curry, basado en lo que él llama el “Movimiento de Jesús” subraya el foco de la Iglesia Episcopal en asociaciones de misión, añadió Kwong.El Rvdmo.. Paul Kwong, arzobispo de la Provincia de Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, y el Rvdmo. Michael Curry, obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, entran en procesión en la catedral de San Juan en Hong Kong el 19 de febrero. Foto de Tsang-Hing Ho/ ECHO, HKSKH“Su mensaje ha demostrado muy claramente que la Iglesia Episcopal tiene un vigoroso sentido de misión y de evangelización, y la homosexualidad no es el único problema que la Iglesia tiene que abordar, aunque es un problema muy serio que nadie debe ignorar… El mensaje acerca del Movimiento de Jesús y la reconciliación es muy importante para la Comunión.“En su sermón de ayer en la catedral él señaló apasionadamente que Dios tiene un sueño para cada uno de nosotros, para cada Iglesia y particularmente para la Comunión. Estoy seguro de que el sueño de Dios es que debemos reconciliarnos los unos con los otros y trabajar juntos en unidad por el bien común.“Porque a lo largo de los años hemos dedicado demasiado tiempo y energía y esfuerzo en tratar de resolver nuestras diferencias, y yo creo que es hora de que nos sentemos juntos y conversemos sobre nuestro bien común”.Resultó claro, dijo Curry en una entrevista posterior con Episcopal News Service, que Kwong es un “hacedor de puentes” y Robertson añadió que “Hong Kong representa, de muchas maneras, la Vía Anglicana de participar en una asociación”.El obispo primado Michael Curry predicó ante nutrido público en la catedral de San Juan en Hong Kong el 19 de febrero. Foto de Tsang-Hing Ho/ECHO, HKSKH.Curry llevó su enérgico mensaje del Movimiento de Jesús ante una nave repleta de público que se desbordaba en el atrio de la catedral que se encuentra en el corazón del distrito financiero central de Hong Kong.“Aférrense a los sueños, porque la vida sin sueños es como un ave que no puede volar”, dijo Curry durante su sermón del 19 de febrero, invocando un poema de Langston Hughes. “Dios tiene un sueño, y nuestras vidas deben vivirse en armonía con el sueño de Dios”.Fue un mensaje para escuchar el cual David Xia —que estudió anglicanismo en Inglaterra— viajó más de tres horas desde Shenzhén en la China continental. Un mensaje que él dijo que le había impresionado debido a la pasión y la humildad del Obispo Primado.“Fue un gran honor tener el Obispo Primado con nosotros esta mañana”, dijo el Muy Rdo. Matthias C. Der, deán de la catedral de San Juan [St. John’s Cathedral]. “Ha fortalecido la relación entre Hong Kong y la Iglesia Episcopal. Y el Obispo Primado predicó un sermón muy inspirador esta mañana al que siguió un espontáneo aplauso. Estoy seguro de que su predicación continuará nutriéndonos en el futuro”.Luego del oficio eucarístico del 19 de febrero, Der ofreció una presentación de la historia y el ministerio de la Provincia de Hong Kong al Obispo Primado y sus acompañantes.La Provincia de Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui incluye las diócesis de la isla de Hong Kong, Kowloon Oriental, Kowloon Occidental y el Área Misionera de Macao: una feligresía de unas 30.000 personas repartida en aproximadamente  40 congregaciones y puntos de misión atendidas por más de 70 miembros del clero. La provincia dirige ministerios de servicios sociales, entre ellos un ministerio de prisión, y ministerios de salud mental y de atención a ancianos, una misión para trabajadores migrantes y un programa para ayudar a trabajadores domésticos.Muchos obreros migrantes de Indonesia y las Filipinas trabajan como domésticos en Hong Kong. Muchos filipinos, de la Iglesia Episcopal en las Filipinas, la Iglesia Filipina Independiente  y la Iglesia Católica Romana, acuden al culto de la catedral de San Juan, que celebra ocho oficios semanales en cuatro idiomas —inglés, mandarín, cantonés y tagalo— para más de 2.000 personas, el 65 por ciento de ellos de las Filipinas.La Provincia de Hong Kong ha crecido un 40 por ciento durante la última década y tiene 50 parroquias, 140 escuelas y 400 unidades de servicios sociales a través de Hong Kong y Macao, dijo Der.Haga clic aquí para ver un vídeo del sermón del Obispo Primado en la catedral de San Juan el 19 de febrero.-Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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OCM House / Studio Jackson Scott

first_img 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Studio Jackson Scott Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Ryan Jellyman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project OCM House / Studio Jackson Scott Haven Building CopyHouses•Australia Australia ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  97 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Houses Builder: Projects Manufacturers: Bona, Cutek, Dulux, Fisher & Paykel, ILVE, Lysaght, Osmo Photographs “COPY” Country:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ryan JellymanRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildText description provided by the architects. Simple and rectangular, OCM house sits tucked away from street view at the back of a grassy block. Bathed in the warmth and light of the Byron sun, it responds to the client’s brief of a comfortable home for a young family, with pleasing lines and modest materials on a tight budget. Nestled at the rear of a 500m2 site, the 97m2 house runs east to west across its contour, providing optimal north-facing orientation over the lawns and gardens. Wrapped in black FC sheet, vertical mullions cover the sheet joins to create a tectonic pattern that articulates the façade and defines the window locations.Save this picture!© Ryan JellymanSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ryan JellymanAn extrusion carved into the northern face forms a sheltered outdoor terrace, revealing new material and opening up the dwelling to catch the sun’s movements throughout the day. Lined in a warm timber cladding, it provides a gentle contrast to the black outer skin. Complemented with plywood-lined walls and polished concrete floors throughout the interior, the living space is calm and sunlit. A simple spatial composition sees OCM house split cleanly down the middle, with bedrooms to one side and communal living areas to the other.Save this picture!© Ryan JellymanThe outdoor entertaining terrace flows smoothly into the main inner living space, allowing the house to remain open for much of the year- blurring the line between exterior and interior. A hallway leads us to the other half of the dwelling, where lie three bedrooms, laundry, and bathroom. A rigorous design process paved the way for a dwelling pure in form, economical in cost and true to its intentions. Through its geometry, minimal material palette and humble construction methods, OCM House embodies the power of simplicity.Save this picture!© Ryan JellymanSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Ryan JellymanProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Submissions: Sport CitadelIdeasSO House / PHYD ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Ryan Jellyman+ 14Curated by Paula Pintos Share OCM House / Studio Jackson ScottSave this projectSaveOCM House / Studio Jackson Scott CopyAbout this officeStudio Jackson ScottOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustraliaPublished on June 28, 2019Cite: “OCM House / Studio Jackson Scott” 28 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Tri-Caucus Chairs Call on Department of Defense to End Racial Hazing in Military

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff 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 Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty In March, the Army Times reported allegations of a practice in which soldiers in a given battalion were given a “free pass” to use racial slurs.In response, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Rep. G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA-38) sent a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter calling on the Department of Defense to end long-standing and continued instances of racial hazing within the military.The text of the letter is below and a PDF copy can be found here.The Honorable Ashton B. CarterSecretary of DefenseU.S. Department of Defense1400 Defense PentagonWashington, DC 20301-1400Dear Secretary Carter:As leaders of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC)—also known as the Tri-Caucus—we write to express our deep concern over reports of longstanding and continued racial-based hazing in the military.Last month, Army Times reported a shocking practice in the 2nd Platoon, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment known as “Racial Thursdays.” This terrible practice allows the platoon’s soldiers to use racial slurs against each other on Thursdays, without consequence. Allegedly, the unit not only condoned “Racial Thursdays,” but also encouraged such racial hazing amongst its soldiers.We were even more appalled to learn that this behavior came from the same unit to which Army Private Danny Chen belonged. Private Chen committed suicide on October 3, 2011 while deployed to Afghanistan. Military investigators found that Private Chen was subject to racial taunts over his Chinese ethnicity and endured physical attacks on a daily basis for six weeks before he took his own life.We uphold the military to the highest moral standards, and the fact that hazing continues without impunity in your ranks is completely incompatible with the ideals of equality and respect we champion as a nation. Our brave service members risk their lives to serve our country, and it is unacceptable that they continue to face the threat of hazing and racial taunting from their fellow soldiers, with little to no intervention from their command.We are encouraged that the Army is investigating the allegations surrounding “Racial Thursdays” and request that you update us on what steps the military is taking to eradicate hazing at all levels of its branches. We would like to discuss this urgent matter with you and respectfully request a meeting at your earliest convenience. We must put an end to this demeaning culture of racism and hazing in the military, and we look forward to working with you to find effective solutions.Sincerely,Congresswoman Judy ChuCongressman G.K. ButterfieldCongresswoman Linda Sánchez Business Newscenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Government Tri-Caucus Chairs Call on Department of Defense to End Racial Hazing in Military Published on Monday, May 4, 2015 | 1:25 pm Make a comment Subscribe Top of the News last_img read more

Park kiosk goes green for eco-art project in Limerick

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Facebook NewsLocal NewsPark kiosk goes green for eco-art project in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – January 15, 2015 722 THE Kiosk at the People’s Park will go back to nature this January as it goes green to promote Limerick as an environmentally friendly and ecologically rich city as part of a project by artist Mary Conroy.Following on from the success of Carl Doran’s ‘Dogs Tales’ and Norma Lowney’s ‘Theatre Shop’, ‘Wildroutes’ will now see an emphasis put on “a connection to the natural world in an urban context”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A participatory-based urban eco-art project, Conroy aims to encourage people to reform unused public space in the city. The artist believes we can do this by taking neglected corners of the city and turning them into something alive, beautiful and even useful.“I’m very excited about been given the opportunity to work in this little piece of history in the beautiful People’s Park. I’m looking forward to spending time in the indoor/outdoors and creating something new through a collaborative process,” Mary enthused.The Park Kiosk will become an exhibition space, an information point and a workshop where anybody is invited to come and visit to help build wildlife shelters that will be installed in the city to help increase biodiversity and make Limerick an even more nature friendly city. This beautiful small building will also house native plants, local information, imagery and a specially designed map to introduce people to the wide range of ecological habitats and Special Areas of Conservation that are unique to Limerick.For more details log onto the Wildroutes project’s facebook page. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisementcenter_img Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleIDA jobsNext articleMore detail needed on capital programme Alan Jacques Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSlimerickPeople’s ParkThe Kiosk Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Slingshot to launch Limerick students into the best college choices

first_img TAGSCAODublinlimerickLITstudentsUL Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articlePublic exhibition on flood alleviation scheme to be held in LimerickNext article116 candidates take stand on military use of Shannon Airport Staff Reporter WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEducationSlingshot to launch Limerick students into the best college choicesBy Staff Reporter – February 26, 2016 1192 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Twitter by Daragh [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE move to third level education can be daunting, especially when it comes to picking the course that is right for you.But there’s help at hand for students in the Mid-West region when the Slingshot Academy hosts its first programme in the University of Limerick on Wednesday, March 9.Over the course of the day-long session, 15-19 year olds will have panel discussions, presentations and workshops in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths from college students attending both UL and LIT.Co-Founder of the Slingshot Academy, Patrick Guiney was one of many students who entered third level education without doing the research.‘I went into to it a bit blind’ he explains. ‘You only learn so much from an open day or a website, but I should really have spoken to students who were studying the course or who’d been through it.I didn’t enjoy the first semester for a combination of reasons; the variety of modules, the size of classes, and the travel to the campus were just a few things I didn’t fully take into account before I made my choice”.He came close to dropping out of his Arts course, but after a consultation within, he completed a postgraduate degree at UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.His college experience then led him to set up the charitable organisation to help students make the right choice in terms of third level choices.“There isn’t really a solid knowledge bridge from second to third level. That’s especially true if you don’t have an older brother or sister at college,” he said.“People often end up choosing courses for a variety of reasons – such as prestige or job availability – without thoroughly investigating whether they are suited to the subject area, and as a result struggle or become disinterested.“We offer a programme whereby college students speak and mentor 15 – 19 year olds on third-level options and making the right choice in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects.“It is organised entirely by college students and recent graduates and was created to give young people a better understanding of college, and to improve accessibility to students who need it the most”, he explained.“Some areas in Ireland have only 22 per cent of their students going onto college, so a big focus of the the academy’s work is providing support to students from disadvantaged areas who are less likely to have family members at third level.In addition, there is a focus on alternatives to higher education for those who may struggle with learning in a classroom.Slingshot started in Dublin last year and is now located in Cork and Galway, and will be launched in Limerick on March 9.“By April, we will have an expected 4,000 young people taking part in Slingshot’s day-long programmes”, Patrick Guiney predicted.For further information on the programme visit Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Texas Tech unveils Ector plan

first_img Ector County Independent School District’s Superintendent Tom Crowe speaks about speaks about the need for change before a presentation about Texas Tech’s plans to turn Ector Middle School into an in-district charter school Thursday night at Ector Middle School. Pinterest Texas Tech’s Robert Bleisch, director of Safety Net East Lubbock Promise Neighborhoods, speaks about how to focus and monitor students during a presentation about Texas Tech’s plans to turn Ector Middle School into an in-district charter school Thursday night at Ector Middle School. Registration set for engineering camp Facebook Will it be the Red Raiders to the rescue?Possibly as Texas Tech University officials released plans this week to about 1,400 people for an in-district charter school at Ector Middle School meant to lift it out of improvement required status under state accountability standards.Ector County Independent School District has eight campuses on improvement required status. Ector, Noel and Zavala elementary schools are in their fifth year. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.The district asked for applications from colleges and universities to work with ECISD and implement innovative ideas, Superintendent Tom Crowe said. He added that children of parents in attendance would have a chance for the education they deserve. Ector Middle School. Texas Tech College of Education. OCA top 2 were ESL students Twitter 1 of 5 WhatsApp Ector Mariachi Aquila’ eighth grader Annie Lerma performs before Texas Tech’s presentation for Ector Middle School to become a charter school Thursday night at Ector Middle School. 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Education Foundation board member and education advocate Lorraine Perryman speaks about speaks about her children being Ector Middle School alumni before a presentation about Texas Tech’s plans to turn Ector Middle School into an in-district charter school Thursday night at Ector Middle School. Education Foundation board member and education advocate Lorraine Perryman speaks about speaks about her children being Ector Middle School alumni before a presentation about Texas Tech’s plans to turn Ector Middle School into an in-district charter school Thursday night at Ector Middle School. The ECISD board has discussed possible approval of the contract later this month, Public Information Officer Mike Adkins said.Crowe said the board’s decision to bring in a third party was not easy, but it was good. He added that it will be different and sometimes different is scary, but change is needed and “we’re going to have great change here at Ector.”The school’s name as presented would change to Ector Middle College Prep SUCCESS Academy.The main presenter was Robert Bleisch, director of Safety Net East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood. He was joined by Tena Gonzales, director of external grants in the College of Education, and David Winter, data manager, East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood/Texas Tech Turnaround Model.According to the presentation, the purpose of the meeting held in the school auditorium, was to share Tech’s vision and mission and provide audience members with a chance to ask questions and give input.“Our mission is to be the No. 1 top performing school in Texas. We know it’s possible. The board thinks it’s possible. The superintendent thinks it’s possible,” Bleisch said.Bleisch said this will be accomplished by focusing on teachers and administrators, students, parents and the community. He added that the school needs great principals and teachers and keep as many of the current people as possible.Bleisch added that there will be highly qualified teachers in every classroom.He added that Texas Tech wants to recruit and retain the best teachers in the state. This can be done through great pay and benefits; training, coaching and development; and support for teachers.Bleisch said the university wants to recruit educators locally, but if that doesn’t work, they will try the rest of the state and then the rest of the nation.He said Texas Tech is coming in with teacher training programs, Texas Tech professors who are experts in literacy, curriculum and instruction and education leadership. Professors will be brought in to provide support, he said.The university also will contract with the top experts in the field to get the campus pointed in the right direction, Bleisch said.Adkins said students who live in the Ector attendance zone will attend the school, unless they choose to transfer.Conditions for success will include offering tutoring, targeted teacher training, providing tools, equipment and materials to teachers, administrative support and neutralizing barriers. Barriers include irregular student attendance, poor behavior and lack of academic effort, Bleisch said.Bleisch said the focus will be on the whole child, an innovative school schedule and rigorous academics. Reading also will be a focus because if a child doesn’t read, they won’t be going to college, Bleisch said.Electives will include music, art, dance, theater, computers and athletics. Bleisch added that there also will be a focus on college and career readiness.Texas Tech also will monitor attendance, behavior, homework and tests.Bleisch said students have to come to school 100 percent of the time, do their homework daily and be tested regularly because by the time grades are issued, it’s too late.He added that misbehavior will not be tolerated. Support for students who don’t behave will be given in the classroom. They won’t be pulled out, he said.Tutoring and support will be offered after school, on Saturdays and during the summer. Free after school programs will be available for everyone in art, music, dance, computers, theater, robotics, cheer and sports.Free dinner and transportation also will be provided, Bleisch said.He said after school is the time when students get in trouble because no one is home to supervise them.If a family is in need of social services, medical or dental help, or parental education, Tech can provide those.Friends of Ector, chaired by Lorraine Perryman, organized a meal, prizes and a prize drawing at the event, which also featured performances by the school’s dance team and mariachis.Those who attended were pleased with the proposal.Juan Levario’s third child is currently attending Ector.“It’s a good change and what they’re promising, what they have planned, it’s a plus. We need it in the community and it’s going to help,” Levario said.Adriana Diaz said she looks forward to the charter school being implemented. Diaz said the school’s improvement required status has put extra stress on her children, especially one who is dyslexic.“I have two kids that come here. They’re sixth graders. They’ll be (in) seventh grade next year, so if it does happen I’m excited because my kids need that help, especially one of them.”All seven board members were present at the meeting. Trustee Steve Brown said it was a great presentation that was very student focused.He added that the plan is focused on student success, success in the community and in the district.“I think that’s exactly what we need,” Brown said.Ector Assistant Principal Rene Barrientes and Principal Charles Quintela agreed.Barientes liked all the detail that was presented and that parents had a chance to ask questions afterward and on Twitter.“I’m excited about it because we want the best for our kids. That’s first and foremost …,” Barrientes said.Quintela said the prospect of working with Texas Tech is like a “beacon of light.” One of the things that came through at Thursday’s meeting was the need for parental involvement.“We’re looking now at possibilities that are supported; possibilities that have direction. I think that when we start looking at resources and you have this type of buy-in, especially from an entity that didn’t have to take the contract, I think … it’s well served when they put our students first,” Quintela said.Community activist Gene Collins said he thought there were a lot positive aspects to Texas Tech’s presentation, which are what Ector needs.“I think they need to define the culture for them and provide a learning environment,” and the plan goes the extra mile in getting that done, Collins said.More Informationlast_img read more

Zombie Homes: The ‘Post-Housing Crisis Hangover’

first_img October 18, 2019 1,429 Views Previous: CFPB’s Constitutionality at Stake Next: The Week Ahead: Examining Mortgage Data Privacy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Defaults Foreclosure zombie homes 2019-10-18 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Zombie Homes: The ‘Post-Housing Crisis Hangover’ Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Cleveland’s Ward 8 is filled with zombie homes, which many have called a “post-housing crisis hangover,” WBUR reports. “You can see a great deal of demolition, but it’s not enough,” said Cleveland City Councilman Michael Polensek. Polensek says Cleveland now spends about $2 million a year just cutting grass on abandoned properties.Part of the problem, Polensek adds, is tax collection.““The county has done a terrible job at collecting taxes. We have the worst collection record in the state,” he says. “So you had predatory lending, then you had absentee landlords. And then the county, where we could have saved these structures, had there been a reasonable foreclosure process. These properties went on for years and years.”Another issue is redlining: the illegal practice of denying loans to minority applicants who then can’t get the funds they need to keep up their payments or improve their properties, but what’s happening in Cleveland is not necessarily the traditional type of redlining.“I believe it’s redlining by community, by ZIP code,” Polensek says. “Does racial consideration factor in some cases? Without a doubt.”Nationally, over 1.5 million (1,530,563) U.S. single-family homes and condos are vacant, representing 1.6% of all homes, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions. Ohio holds one of the highest rates of zombie homes in the country, with a total of around 891 in the state. Around half of these vacant homes are in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area, with 431 homes. Additionally, the top two zip codes nationwide with the highest number of zombie properties (with at least 100 properties in pre-foreclosure) are 44105 (57) and 44108 (54).Another reason for these high number of vacant and abandoned homes caused by foreclosure is the high number of jobs lost in the Cleveland area. The city of Cleveland, Polensek says, has lost between 20,000 and 25,000 manufacturing jobs. Residents lose their homes after being unable to make payments, and eventually just abandon it. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Defaults Foreclosure zombie homes Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 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. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Zombie Homes: The ‘Post-Housing Crisis Hangover’ Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more