Rep. Demings announces grant opportunities and awards

first_imgModeling the Effect of Workplace Social Distancing Measures in Reducing Influenza Transmission – Department of Health and Human ServicesAward Ceiling: $350,000Application Deadline: March 19, 2019Description: The purpose of this project is to conduct research that describes individual social contact and mixing patterns in workers in non-healthcare work settings in the United States. The goal is to have a better estimate of social contacts in workplaces to support the development of prevention and control strategies for reducing or slowing the transmission of pandemic influenza.More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307644WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for Fiscal Year 2019 – Department of the InteriorAward Ceiling: $1,500,000Application Deadline: March 19, 2019Description: The objective of this funding opportunity is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of hydropower; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; enable farmers to make additional on-farm improvements in the future, including improvements that may be eligible for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funding; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States.More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312533Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program – Institute of Museum and Library ServicesAward Ceiling: $1,000,000Application Deadline: March 20, 2019Description: The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by: enhancing the training and professional development of library and archives professionals, developing faculty and library leaders, and recruiting and educating the next generation of library and archives professionals.More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306364Weather and Air Quality Research Programs – National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationAward Ceiling: $500,000Application Deadline: March 20, 2019Description: There will be eight grant competitions from this notification valued at approximately $16,200,000 as follows:High Impact Weather Testbeds,Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI),Air Quality Research and Forecasting, Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment – Southeast U.S. (VORTEX-SE),Infrasound Detection of Tornadoes and High Impact Weather,Next Generation of Mesoscale Weather Observing Platforms,Snowpack and Soil Moisture Observations and Data Assimilation to Improve the National Water Model (NWM), andSubseasonal to Seasonal (S2S). FEMA Hurricane Irma Project Grant – Department of Homeland SecurityRecipient: Orange County Fire RescueAward: $1,078,833Description: This grant will fund the Orange County Fire Rescue Department wind retrofit project located at 6590 Amory Court, Winter Park, FL 32792. The proposal is to remove all existing storefront glass, doors, and frames, and replace them with impact rated glass. The project also includes the removal of exterior hollow metal doors and replace them with impact rated hollow doors. In addition, the project will cover areas with impact rated screens, where vents are located. Wind protections shall be provided on any other opening such as vents, louvers and exhaust fans. All installations will be in strict compliance with the Florida Building Code or Miami Dade Specifications, and all materials will be certified to meet wind and impact standards. The local municipal or county building department will inspect and certify installation according to the manufacturer specifications. The project shall provide protection against a 149 MPH winds or the wind speed protection and impact requirements indicated by the effective Florida Building Code at the time permits are issued. This award is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.HIV Emergency Relief Project Grants – Department of Health and Human ServicesRecipient: Orange County GovernmentAward: $10,086,333Description: This grant awards funds for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program. The RWHAP Part A program funds provide direct financial assistance to an eligible metropolitan area or a transitional grant area that has been severely affected by the HIV epidemic. Grants assist eligible program areas in developing or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families with HIV through the provision of formula, supplemental, and Minority AIDS Initiative funds.Health Center Cluster Grants – Department of Health and Human ServicesRecipient: Community Health Centers of Winter GardenAward: $8,584,436Description: This grant awards funds for community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services. Health centers also often integrate access to pharmacy, mental health, substance use disorder, and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care services. Health centers deliver care to the Nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, residents of public housing, and the Nation’s veterans.HUD Continuum of Care Grants – Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentRecipient: Homeless Services Network of Central FloridaAward: $6,330,492Description: The Continuum of Care Program is designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.HUD Continuum of Care Grants – Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentRecipient: Orange County Housing and Community Development DivisionAward: $738,105Description: The Continuum of Care Program is designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309267Automated Driving System (ADS) Demonstration Grants – Department of Transportation More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312762My office is here to assist you with any of your needs. From US Representative Val Demings of the 10th Congressional District of FloridaAs your Representative in Congress, it is my privilege to deliver this newsletter with opportunities for federal grants in District 10.Grants are available to individuals, non-profit organizations, and state or local government entities.As you may know, federal funding is extremely competitive and limited in availability. It is my hope that this newsletter will be a helpful resource for you in the grants process.For more information about getting started and the application process, please visit www.grants.gov, or contact Erin Waldron, my Director of Economic and Community Development, at 321-388-9808.Additional InformationAre you eligible for a federal grant?What are your next steps?Learn how to write grant applicationsMy office is here to assist you with any of your needs. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Award Ceiling: $10,000,000Application Deadline: March 21, 2019Description: USDOT is soliciting applications for an Automated Driving System (ADS) Demonstration Program to fund planning, direct research, and demonstration grants. USDOT intends to offer up to $60,000,000 total in Federal funding to fund multiple demonstration projects that test the safe integration of automated driving systems into the Nation’s on-road transportation system.More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3108392018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) – Department of Homeland SecurityAward Total: $350,000,000Application Deadline: March 22, 2019Description: The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program is designed to strengthen the nation’s ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards and improve the nation’s overall level of preparedness. The SAFER Program is composed of two activities:Hiring Activity is to award grants directly to volunteer, combination, and career fire departments to help the departments increase the number of frontline firefighters in the fire department.Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters activity is to create a more favorable working environment for volunteer firefighters to encourage current volunteers to continue with their volunteerism as well as entice new volunteers to join. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear center_img TAGSGrantsRep. Val Demings Previous articleTraffic Alert: Wekiva ParkwayNext articleLoneliness is bad for your health Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Social Ecology to close as ASP to non-profits

first_img Howard Lake | 21 May 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Technology 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. Social Ecology was one of the few companies serving non-profits founded before the Dot Com boom and it survived the ensuing crash. Founder Michael Gilbert had a passionate vision of accountability to the sector: as such, he claims that it was the only company whose shareholders included many non-profit organizations.“It’s a sad but familiar story,” said Gilbert. “We were unable to finance the growth we experienced in the last two years. I’m just glad there are some good providers still out there.”Social Ecology successfully went head to head with competitors that had ten times its marketing capital. At the same time, it pushed the field forward with features that have yet to be emulated by others and was often described as the company most committed to interoperability and, as Gilbert would say, “playing well with others.”UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake said: “The withdrawal of Social Ecology as an ASP is indeed very sad. The company stood out from its larger competitors because it combined an awareness of the potential of Internet technology for non-profits with an practical and genuine understanding of the needs of the non-profit sector.” He added: “It put its money where its mouth was by giving shares to non-profits, and Michael Gilbert should be congratulated for all he achieved with Social Ecology.”center_img Social Ecology, the pioneering American application service provider (ASP) set up four years ago by non-profit technology expert Michael Gilbert, will stop providing its technology services this Summer.Social Ecology offered a range of valuable technology tools for non-profits, all of them delivered via the Web as ASPs. DonorLink, CMS and InWeb were all designed exclusively for non-profits.DonorLink is a relationship management tool, that enabled many non-profits to send their first e-mail newsletters, personalised e-mail correspondence, and to run surveys. CMS is a content management system that could be integrated easily with DonorLink. InWeb is an Intranet-style knowledge management system offering access controls, cataloging, notification, news, and peer-to-peer communication between organisations. Advertisement  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Social Ecology to close as ASP to non-profitslast_img read more

Buffalo protest demands: No war on Iran!

first_imgA large, noisy crowd turned out in Buffalo, N.Y.,  Jan. 9, chanting nonstop to demand all U.S. troops be pulled out of Iraq and “No war on Iran!” Motorists in rush-hour traffic, including the driver of a packed city bus, responded with lots of honking in solidarity with the protest.— Report and photo by Ellie DorritieFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Filipina reporter held for past year on trumped-up firearms charge

first_img News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassment Judicial precedent Follow the news on Philippines Organisation According to the absurd charges held against her, Frenchie Mae Cumpioe could face a 20-year jail sentence (photo: Nordis.net). The court in the Manila suburb of Mandaluyong released Lady Ann “Icy” Salem, the editor of the Manila Today news website, on 5 February after ruling that the search warrant used by police to raid her Mandaluyong apartment on 10 December was “null and void’’ and that the evidence allegedly found there, firearms and explosives, was inadmissible. Both the Eastern Vista and Manila Today websites are part of the Altermydia network of alternative media outlets that are committed to independent journalism and to defending the most marginalized sectors of Philippine society. As a result, they are routinely accused of harbouring members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), which is regarded as “terrorism.” RSF_en to go further “We are very relieved to learn of Lady Ann Salem’s release, which should set a judicial precedent for all the other cases in which the police have abused their powers to intimidate troublesome journalists,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. On judicial consistency grounds, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Frenchie Mae Cumpio, an alternative journalist held on a trumped-up firearms charge for the past year in the eastern city of Tacloban, after last week’s decision by a Manila court to free Lady Ann Salem, an alternative journalist held on an identical charge since December. News Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped The editor of the Eastern Vista news website, Frenchie Mae Cumpio has been held on an identical charge of illegal possession of firearms for the past 12 months and two days, ever since police officers planted firearms during a raid on her Tacloban home on 7 February 2020. The Philippines is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. February 9, 2021 Filipina reporter held for past year on trumped-up firearms charge News In the latest example, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., the head of the government’s National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, last week branded Inquirer.net reporter Tetch Torres-Tupas as a communist activist and threatened to sue her for “aiding terrorists.” His threats were prompted by a story in which she said two farmers were tortured into confessing to being members of the New People’s Army, the CPP’s armed wing. If charged, she could be facing a possible life sentence. A hangover from the Cold War and, before that, from when the country was a US colony, “red-tagging” is a typically Philippine practice under which dissident individuals or groups, including journalists and media outlets, are identified to the police and paramilitaries as legitimate targets for arbitrary arrest or, worse still, summary execution. Receive email alerts News June 1, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information “Terrorism” Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassment “We therefore call on the judicial authorities in Tacloban to order the immediate and unconditional release of Frenchie Mae Cumpio, who was also framed by the police. The security forces must put an end to the abusive practice of ‘red-tagging’.” February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Poker Bowl Raises Over $33,000 for Cancer Support Community Pasadena

first_img 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. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Gatherings Poker Bowl Raises Over $33,000 for Cancer Support Community Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 1:25 pm Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News The 6th Annual Poker Bowl Tournament was on Friday, June 24th at The Flying A Garage in support of Cancer Support Community, Pasadena. 160 guests attended the event, and over 100 men and women played Texas Hold em and Blackjack surrounded by a spectacular private collection of antique and perfectly restored automobiles, owned by car collectors Valerie and Aaron Weiss. Dinner was provided by In N Out, and dessert was donated by Nothing Bundt Cakes.The event raised over $33,000 for Cancer Support Community. The Grand Raffle prize was an URB-E, and guests took test rides throughout the parking lot during dinner.Poker 1st place winner was Ben Taylor; 2nd place winner was Dana Treister; and 3rd place winner was Frank Sabaitis. Blackjack 1st place winner was Dan Mauch, 2nd place winner was Brad Reaume, and 3rd place winner was Mark Norton. Prizes included $1,000 in American Express Cards, Dodger Dugout and Dodger tickets , Stanford/USC and Stanford/UCLA Football tickets, Angels tickets, a Catalina Island package, Fly fishing in Montana, Dinner for 10 at Bourbon Steak House, Hollywood Bowl Box, and gift certificates from Arroyo Chop House, El Portal, Paul Martins , Amazon and MOCS USA.Bill Ukropina, of Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance sponsored the bar, and Stephanie Fox and Ben Taylor sponsored the dealers and tournament director. Sponsors were Lisa and Tim Sloan, Whyte Holford & Assoc., Merrill Lynch ; Kathryn & John Barger, Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance, Janet Braun, Michele & Todd Doney, Lorrie & Greg Forgatch, Longo Lexus, Julie & Scott Nesbit, Sarah Rogers, Seyfarth Shaw, Susie & Brad Talt, Maura & Sean Townley and Wells Fargo.Other donors included Nick Boswell Photography, Carmody, Santa Anita Racetrack, SeaPort Village Inn, Lewis Roca Rothgerber & Christie, Pacific Palms Resort, Topa Mountain Winery and Silverton Hotel & Casino.Funds raised by Poker Bowl are a significant source of revenue for Cancer Support Community Pasadena, a non-profit corporation that touches more than 2,000 people in the greater Pasadena community annually. “Poker Bowl raises vital funds that enable Cancer Support Community Pasadena to provide free support for people facing cancer – because nobody should face cancer alone,” noted Tom Daly, Board President, Cancer Support Community Pasadena.About Cancer Support CommunityCancer Support Community (CSCP) located at 76 East Del Mar Boulevard, Ste. 215, Pasadena is one of 50 Cancer Support Community affiliates located throughout the United States. Established in September 1990, the group ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSCP has free programs that complement medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities to cancer patients, care-givers, and those who have lost a loved one to cancer. The agency projects more than 12,000 visits between January and December 2013. CSCP is a private 501c 3 corporation governed by a local Board of Directors. All expenses are underwritten each year entirely by donations received from individuals, corporations and foundations. www.cscpasadena.org Top of the News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Pasadena Design Commission to Revisit Proposed Renovation of Former Bank of America Building on Tuesday

first_img Subscribe More Cool Stuff 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment ‹› Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The former Bank of America office building at 101 S. Marengo Ave. in Pasadena. (Credit: City of Pasadena) Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena Design Commission to Revisit Proposed Renovation of Former Bank of America Building on Tuesday By BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, August 7, 2020 | 1:06 pm A rendering of a proposed redesign for the former Bank of America office building at 101 S. Marengo Ave. in Pasadena. (Credit: City of Pasadena) Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. The Pasadena Design Commission is slated to consider the latest version of a proposed renovation of the vacant, box-like former Bank of America building along Marengo Avenue on Tuesday.A proposed redo of the building under a previous owner stalled last year, and the Design Commission in July reviewed a new plan put forward by the building’s new owner, Atlas V Marengo LLC, but sent it back with recommended changes. Much of the concerns centered around the manner in which windows would be added to the nearly windowless building shrouded in white travertine.A city staff report prepared on the subject finds that the city’s concerns have been met and recommends that the Commission give the project at 101 S. Marengo Ave., designed by architecture firm RIOS, the green light to proceed.While no major structural changes were planned, the exterior of the building would get a brand new look under the proposal.“The project involves major alterations to the existing office building, including the creation of window openings and re-cladding the building with new travertine material to match the existing travertine as closely as possible,” Pasadena Senior Planner Kevin Johnson wrote in the report he prepared for the Design Commission.After reviewing the updated plan, “Staff finds that the proposed design is consistent with the applicable design guidelines,” he wrote.The material to be used outside the building has also been a point of concern, but the staff report states that issue appears to be resolved.“…staff has removed a previously recommended condition requiring consideration of alternative exterior cladding materials as the proposed (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) material, designed to give a similar appearance as the existing travertine cladding, is high quality, durable and consistent with the applicable design guidelines,” the report noted. “Staff continues to recommend a condition requiring further refinement of the window divisions to align closely with the patterning of the new building cladding material.”The current staff report calls for the designers to show further study of potential window patterns and provide details of proposed improvements to a pedestrian staircase at the northwest corner of the property.“Our proposed redesign seeks to enhance the existing iconic forms of the travertine monolith using a pattern of solid material maintaining a memory of the existing building overlaid with a clearly articulated curtainwall window,” according to a presentation by RIOS included in the city report.In addition to adding operable windows, “the new courtyard allows for ventilation throughout the interior, transforming elements along the north side of the site, creating the experience that connects pedestrian circulation from both sides of the main north entry to the building,” according to RIOS.RIOS’ design objectives also included designing the structure’s facade “to maximize natural light at the interior, and to optimise the interior experience and an environment of wellness for employees.”In its latest presentation, the RIOS design team addressed a previous request by the Design Commission in July to show examples of various facade designs that were considered, along with criteria used to evaluate them, staff said.“The project design has satisfactorily addressed the comments provided during Preliminary Consultation and is consistent with the design guidelines in the Central District Specific Plan,” Johnson concluded “Staff recommends approval of the application for Concept Design Review for the project with conditions requiring further study of window patterning within the large openings, and provision of details of proposed improvements to the northwest pedestrian access stair.”The five-story, 345,558-square-foot rectangular structure was completed in 1974. It was designed by John F. Adams of Edward Durell Stone Inc.Tuesday’s Design Commission meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. It can be accessed via online video conference at us02web.zoom.us/j/85602600018, or by phone at 669- 900-6833. The webinar ID is 856 0260 0018. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Prudential Reaches Settlement With Bank of America, Merrill Lynch in RMBS Lawsuits

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post April 24, 2015 2,251 Views About Author: Aly J. Yale Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save New Jersey federal court documents filed earlier this week revealed that Prudential Insurance Co. has moved to settle its ongoing lawsuits with Bank of America NA, Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., First Franklin Financial Group, and a number of lenders in the mortgage industry.According to Law360, the suits, which were first filed in March 2013, alleged Bank of America and others knowingly sold Prudential $2.1 billion in low-quality mortgage-backed securities—and made false statements about them. Prudential claimed this left the company with more than 10,000 defective home loans, many that eventually went into default or foreclosure.The suits also claimed there were deficiencies in loan-to-value ratios, owner-occupation levels and more, and that the credit ratings touted by the defendants were “garbage,” according to federal court documents.Many of the claims made by Prudential were dismissed earlier this year, according to Reuters, when District Judge Stanley R. Chesler heard the case in February. Chesler determined that Prudential did not effectively prove that BofA or Merrill Lynch had lied to rating agencies about the quality of their loans, and he dismissed Prudential’s negligent misrepresentation claim.Additionally, Chesler also said Prudential’s “after-the-fact” computer analysis of securities—a key piece of evidence for the plaintiff—was unreliable.In the end, Chesler determined Prudential could move forward with only one count of equitable fraud—an allegation that the defendants acted as underwriters, not sponsors or issuers, on 21 securities.The claim was finally settled Wednesday, when both parties filed a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice. Though terms of the settlement were not stipulated in the court documents, they did say each party would be responsible for its own expenses stemming from the lawsuit.This isn’t the first time Bank of America has been involved in a lawsuit of this nature. In August 2014, it reached a $16.65 billion settlement with federal and state authorities regarding similar liabilities. It was also dealt a $1.27 billion civil penalty in July 2014 when the U.S. government claimed its Countrywide unit defrauded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying low-quality loans.At the time of publication, representatives at Prudential could not be reached. Bank of America spokesman Lawrence Grayson told DS News that the company had no comment on the recent settlement. Previous: Counsel’s Corner: The Fight Over Legality of Super-Priority Liens Is Far From Over Next: Enhancements to HUD’s Distressed Asset Program Give Borrowers More Protection Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Home / Daily Dose / Prudential Reaches Settlement With Bank of America, Merrill Lynch in RMBS Lawsuitscenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Prudential Reaches Settlement With Bank of America, Merrill Lynch in RMBS Lawsuits The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Bank of America Merrill Lynch Mortgage-Backed Securities Prudential Insurance Settlements 2015-04-24 Brian Honea Tagged with: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Mortgage-Backed Securities Prudential Insurance Settlements Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

606 new Covid 19 cases, 57 in Donegal

first_imgDublin249247238.6         3,215 Pinterest CountyToday’s cases (to midnight 24Mar2021)5 day moving average (to midnight 24Mar2021)14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (11Mar2021 to 24Mar2021)New Cases during last 14 days (11Mar2021 to 24Mar2021) Kerry<5346               68 Galway1220134.1            346 Ireland606589159.5         7,597 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th 606 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic this evening, with three additional Covid related deaths reported.There were 57 new cases in Donegal, which now has a 14 day incidence rate of 260.7 cases per 100,000 people, substantially higher than the national figure of 159.9. It's now the second highest incidence rate in the country outside Offaly.For the second day in a row, no new Covid related deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland today, with 183 new cases confirmed this afternoon.Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19.Of the deaths reported today, 2 occurred in March and 1 in February.There has been a total of 4,631 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight, Wednesday 24th March, the HPSC has been notified of 606 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 232,758 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.Of the cases notified today:298 are men / 305 are women75% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 33 years old249 in Dublin, 57 in Donegal, 39 in Kildare, 32 in Meath, 31 in Louth and the remaining 198 cases are spread across all other counties*. Roscommon117153.4               99 Waterford712130.8            152 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Westmeath912157.7            140 Facebook Twitter Wicklow<5889.2            127 Louth3117151.3            195 *County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated. Clare<5558.9               70 Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The vast majority of people are making a huge sacrifice and missing time with loved ones in order for us to stay on course with the public health guidance.However, we know that in the week ending March 14th, approximately one-in-ten people visited another household for social reasons, with most of these visits involving time spent indoors. While this clearly demonstrates that the vast majority of people are sticking with the public health guidance, it does represent a significant change versus January when just one in 20 people were visiting other homes for social reasons. Please continue to stick with the public heath advice and avoid visiting other homes at this time – do not give this virus the opportunities it is seeking to spread.”  Dr. Lorraine Nolan, Chief Executive Officer, Health Products Regulatory Authority said: “People can be assured about the transparency and honesty of the vaccines monitoring and approvals process. Where there is any indication of concern in relation to side effects of a vaccine, even in a very small number of cases across the EU, we have seen that appropriate steps will be taken to ensure further investigation if needed. There are risks associated with all vaccines but with COVID-19, the benefits of a vaccine far outweighs the risks for a very small number of cases. Rigorous monitoring and safety reporting is ongoing by the HPRA in partnership with our EU partners. We have three safe and effective vaccines, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer and Moderna and we will shortly add the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to increase the roll out of protection against this highly transmissible disease.”Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said: “We are experiencing a levelling off in the daily incidence rate of COVID-19 and the concern is that we could so easily move backwards and undo the progress that has been hard-earned since the beginning of the year. The pattern isn’t entirely clear and continues to be volatile, so we’ll be monitoring this quite carefully over the coming weeks. It is important to remember that when the infection gets into a household the transmission rates are very high – up to one third of contacts within a household will subsequently become infected. It is critically important during this very volatile stage that we minimise our contacts where possible and follow public health advice.”Dr. Miriam Owens, Director of Public Health, HSE, said: “Today sees the opening of new walk-in test centres in areas of high transmission to enable increased ease of access to testing facilities for people who don’t have symptoms. If you do experience symptoms, I would encourage you to contact your GP to arrange a test as soon as possible. Together we can break the chains of transmission of this infection, by washing our hands, keeping a safe distance and by avoiding all non-essential activity where you are mixing with others.”The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. Pinterest Leitrim<5253.1               17 ~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers. Carlow<56161.6               92 Previous articleNews, Sport, Obituaries and Farm News on Thursday March 25thNext articleSouth Inishowen still has highest Covid rate News Highland Sligo<5479.3               52 503,796 people have received their first dose186,653 people have received their second dose Wexford1914137.6            206 Kilkenny10440.3               40 Kildare3935243.1            541 Longford76203.1               83 Cavan9597.1               74 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Mayo8662.8               82 Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 24 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) Limerick131589.8            175 606 new Covid 19 cases, 57 in Donegal Offaly2933450.2            351 Homepage BannerNews By News Highland - March 25, 2021 As of 8am today, 312 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 75 are in ICU. 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of March 22nd 2021, 690,449 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: Donegal5746260.7            415 Cork181642.6            231 Tipperary2222162.3            259 Monaghan<5148.9               30 Google+ 7-day incidence 83.45-day moving average 589 Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Meath3234224.6            438 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Laois610116.9               99 Facebooklast_img read more

Weekly Market Review: January 27, 2020

first_imgThe Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors is comprised of seven members, each appointed for 14-year terms. The group, run by Fed Chair Jerome Powell, is responsible for orchestrating economic policy that promotes the Fed’s “dual mandate” of maximum employment and stable prices. In spite of the group’s significance, the Board of Governors has operated with at least one vacancy to as many as four vacancies since 7/31/13 or 6 ó years ago. President Trump nominated two people last week – Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller – to fill the board’s two existing vacancies (source: Federal Reserve).During the current bull run for the S&P 500, now 6 weeks short of 11 years in duration, the index has suffered 14 declines of at least 5%, equal to one tumble every 9 ó months. The last drop of at least 5% was a fall of 6.1% that ended on 8/14/19 or 5 ó months ago. Even after accounting for the aforementioned 14 declines, the S&P 500 is still up +511% (total return) during the entire bull market advance, an average return of +18.1% per year (source: BTN Research).The number of existing single-family homes for sale has been tracked nationally since July 1982, i.e., for nearly four decades. The total of existing homes for sale peaked more than a dozen years ago in July 2007 at 3.4 million but has now fallen to its all-time low of 1.22 million in December 2019, in part the result of first-time home buyers achieving the “American Dream” of home ownership (source: National Association of Realtors).Notable Numbers for the Week:RED AND BLUE PROBLEM – The national debt increased +86% during George W. Bush’s eight years as president, reaching $10.63 trillion as of 1/20/09. The national debt increased +88% during Barack Obama’s eight years as president, reaching $19.95 trillion as of 1/20/17. The national debt has increased +16% during Donald Trump’s first three years in the White House, reaching $23.2 trillion as of 1/20/20 (source: Treasury Department).ARE YOU HONEST? – Only 1 out of every 222 individual tax returns, i.e., 0.45%, was subject to an audit during the U.S. government’s fiscal year that ended 9/30/19 (source: Internal Revenue Service).LOWEST IN A LONG TIME – China’s economy grew by +6.1% in 2019, its lowest year-over-year growth rate nationally since 1990 or 29 years earlier (source: National Bureau of Statistics).THREE PERCENT – If the U.S.A.’s GDP growth for 2019 that will be reported on 1/30/20 shows an increase of at least +3% for last year, it will end a U.S. record streak of 13 consecutive years of “sub +3%” growth (2006- 2018). The next longest streak in our history of “sub +3%” growth are the four years from 1930-1933 (source: Commerce Department).last_img read more

Tesco plans train trips

first_imgMultiple retailer Tesco is planning to move some of its freight, including baked goods, off road and on to rail. The plans coincide with the opening of a large distribution centre in Scotland, which will employ 1,700 people.A Tesco partnership with the Scottish government will see an estimated 13,000 road journeys avoided each year as the supermarket switches to a rail link.The rail freight will be operated by Stobart, which will collect goods from Tesco’s distribution centre at Livingston, West Lothian, and deliver them to Grangemouth where they will be loaded on to a train for Inverness. The journey will then be completed by rail.last_img read more