first_img HOW WE LED THE WAY ON GLENCORE whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp “Hong Kong is expected to grab a share of the action in Glencore’s initial public offering.”City A.M. 17th December 2010“Glencore plans a dual listing of its shares in Hong Kong and London”WSJ.com25th January 2011 Wednesday 26 January 2011 9:06 pm Sharelast_img read more

Three year high for US morale

first_img Three year high for US morale whatsapp whatsapp Share KCS-content Tuesday 22 February 2011 8:04 pm Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap AMERICAN consumers are the most upbeat they have been since February 2008 as the US economy continues to rebound, official data showed yesterday.“Rising equity prices, falling unemployment and the boost to disposable incomes from the payroll tax cut are more than offsetting the effects of higher gasoline prices and lower house prices,” commented Paul Dales of Capital Economics.High street morale was boosted despite upward revisions being made to recent months due to changes in the Conference Board’s methodology. The headline figure for consumer confidence reached 70.4 this month, from 64.8 in January.And consumers are optimistic for the near future, with the survey’s expectations index surging to 95.1, from 87.3 last month, smashing the long term average of 92 for the first time since the recession.America’s recovery was also reflected in the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s manufacturing figures, which bounced back strongly. The index climbed back to 25 this month, as new orders soared by 10 points (from 17 to 27), the Richmond Fed announced yesterday.However, the US housing market continues to slump, with prices falling 0.4 per cent in December, compared to the previous month.In the final three months of 2010, prices in 20 main US cities dropped 3.9 per cent on the previous quarter, the Case-Shiller home price index revealed yesterday.“The silver lining that they should be bottoming out soon,” said ING’s Teunis Brosens. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Hon. Brian D. Montgomery Discusses the State of Housing

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Hon. Brian D. Montgomery Discusses the State of Housing Tagged with: Brian D.Montgomery Coronavirus FHA housing market 2020 HUD podcast Brian D.Montgomery Coronavirus FHA housing market 2020 HUD podcast 2020-04-23 Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Media, News, Podcasts The Hon. Brian MontgomeryCommissioner Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sat down with Five Star Global’s President and CEO Ed Delgado for a conversation on HUD’s response to COVID-19, changes to the CWCOT program, and what the department is doing to help homeowners. “The FHA is open for business,” Montgomery said. Commissioner Montgomery told Delgado that while the Administration faced challenges early on in regards to the remote-working environment, Montgomery said the FHA is processing loans and getting back to normal operations. One of the biggest steps taken by the FHA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), was the announcement of a foreclosure and eviction moratorium of at least 60 days. HUD later announced that borrowers with FHA-insured loans, if impacted by COVID-19, can have their mortgage payments deferred or reduced for up to six months, and for servicers to provide an additional six months of forbearance is requested by the homeowners. “We wanted to make sure we gave homeowners some breathing room. They are going through a lot of the concerns about their employment situation, things of that nature, making their mortgage payments, other financial obligations,” Commissioner Montgomery said. “We wanted to be able to do something big that gave them some breathing room as they face the challenges ahead.”Commissioner Montgomery also shared keen insights on the changes to the CWCOT program announced by HUD in February. Changes to the program include: Providing for a second appraisal once a property becomes vacantExpanding the number of states for marketing services and auction services into the judicial statesModifying the “haircut” structure in a manner more specific to the value of that propertyChanges to reimbursement for property preservation and eviction expensesCommissioner Montgomery said HUD received great insight from its industry partners, including Five Star’s National Mortgage Servicers Association, on changes to CWCOT. He added that the share of professionals within the industry using alternative disposition strategies increased to more than 70% from around 25% several years ago, mostly due to the success of the CWCOT program. “We know to convey a property in FHA can be very expensive … we think increasing the take-up rate as the CWCOT as an alternative results in significant savings for us, as well as the servicer,” Commissioner Montgomery said. Listen to the full conversation in the embed below.  Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Home / Daily Dose / Hon. Brian D. Montgomery Discusses the State of Housing  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Delinquencies See First Pandemic-Related Rise Next: VP Mike Pence Addresses Industry Stakeholders on COVID-19 Response The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 23, 2020 2,419 Views Subscribelast_img read more

Reception honors arts council

first_imgLatest Stories Print Article “ Participation in the arts is a wonderful opportunity for our students. It has been proven that students who are involved in arts — whether it’s music, dancing, the performing arts or the visual arts — do better in school.“The ASCA members help us make a lasting impact in our schools and in our communities. We are greatly appreciative and we invite the community to join us for the reception on Sept. 4 as we say a collective ‘thank you’ to Al Head, ASCA executive director and the Alabama State Council on the Arts for all they do to enhance the quality of life for the people of Pike County and all Alabama.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Al Head Vicki Pritchett and Charlotte Gibson at the recent ASCA Leadership Institute. (Submitted Photo)The Johnson Center for the Arts will host the quarterly meeting of the Alabama State Council of the Arts Sept. 3 and 4, at which time the ASCA will vote to approve recommended grants to arts organizations that were submitted under the June 1 deadline.Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director, said she and the Center’s board of directors are thrilled and honored that ASCA has chosen the Johnson Center for the Arts for its quarterly meeting.“This meeting is extremely important to arts organizations around the state that benefit from grants award by ASCA,” Pritchett said. “ASCA has been very generous in awarding grants in support of the Johnson Center and also our Art Bridges program. Other arts organizations in Pike County have also received grant funding from ASCA. The Troy Arts Council, the Pioneer Museum of Alabama and the Brundidge Historical Society have received grants that made it possible to offer arts opportunities that, perhaps, would not have been possible without the support of the state arts council. The same is true of the Johnson Center.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Published 3:01 am Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Reception honors arts council Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration In a countywide show of appreciation, Pritchett said the Johnson Center for the Arts will honor the members of the Alabama State Council on the Arts with a reception from 5:45 until 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the Johnson Center.“We wanted to offer all of those who have benefited from ASCA’s support in recent years the opportunity to come, meet the members of the Council and express their appreciation to them for their support of the arts in Pike County,” she said. ‘All Pike County is invited because there are very few people in the county who have not benefited, directly or indirectly, from the generosity of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.“The big thing about this reception is that it’s for everyone. It’s a time for all of us who have received funding from ASCA to come and say ‘thank you’ for supporting us and caring about Pike County.” Pritchett said many people don’t realize the scope of what the arts organizations contribute to the community.“The Johnson Center for the Arts provides art education programs in every school in Pike County – city, county and private,” she said. “ASCA grant funds make these programs possible. ASCA supports the annual TroyFest juried arts and crafts festival and, of course, the Art Bridges Program is big part of what we do.”The Johnson Center annually sponsors a three-day teacher workshop during the summer months that is designed to share innovative ways to integrate art into the classroom. Teachers from all schools in the county have an opportunity to attend. Master teachers and artists facilitate the workshops and follow up with visits to the teachers’ classrooms in the fall.“Through these classroom visits, the students have the opportunity to work with and learn from those who are masters of their art,” Pritchett said. “So, the funding we receive from the state arts council impacts the lives of our students, not only in art classes but across the curriculum. By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Former student under conditional bond for New Year’s murder A former Troy University student and football commit charged with the murder of another Troy student on New Year’s will… read more Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

Man accused of killing 13-year-old Hania Aguilar could face death penalty if convicted

first_imgZolnierek/iStock(LUMBERTON, N.C.) — The man suspected of sexually assaulting and killing 13-year-old Hania Aguilar in North Carolina could face the death penalty if convicted, a judge said Monday, according to ABC Raleigh station WTVD.Michael McLellan, 34, is accused of abducting and killing the teen in November. Her disappearance sparked a massive manhunt and her body was found in Robeson County, North Carolina, weeks later.During McLellan’s brief court appearance Monday, the judge revoked bond, WTVD reported.McLellan is charged with 10 felonies in Hania’s case including first-degree murder, first-degree forcible rape, statutory rape, abduction of a child and first-degree kidnapping, the FBI said.The FBI announced the arrest on Saturday and said McLellan was being held on unrelated charges.Hania was abducted outside her home at the Rosewood Mobile Home in Lumberton on the morning of Nov. 5.She had taken the keys to her aunt’s SUV to start the car when a man dressed in all black with a yellow bandanna over his face forced her in the car and drove away, police said. The stolen SUV was found three days later in Lumberton.The same day McLellan’s arrest was announced, more than 1,000 mourners gathered in a school gymnasium in Lumberton for Hania’s emotional funeral service.Friends and family took turns coming up to the podium to read letters and poems they had wrote for Hania.She was described as a bright, happy 8th grader who was a good student and a loving daughter, big sister and friend.Born in Fort Payne, Ala., on March 21, 2005, Hania loved to draw and listen to music, had dreams of becoming an architect, played soccer and the viola.One of Hania’s best friends, Jeidy Diaz Perez, read a letter at the funeral that she had written to Hania.“When I found out what happened to you that morning, I didn’t want to believe it,” she said. “I prayed for you to come back that same day but you didn’t. That night they found a body, I hoped that it wasn’t you. But when that it was confirmed that it was you, I felt my heart breaking into pieces.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Four stabbed to death in ‘random’ killing, robbery spree in California

first_imgKABC-TV(GARDEN GROVE, Calif.) — Four people are dead and two others wounded after a Southern California man went on a violent stabbing spree Wednesday evening.A 33-year-old man is in custody for the string of attacks, police said.“This is tragic. We don’t want to see tragedies like this happen,” said Garden Grove Police Lt. Carl Whitney. “We’ve seen tragedies like this happen across the United States, but what the good point we can see out of this is that our officers responded quickly, rapidly and were able to take this guy into custody as fast as we could.”The deadly spree began at 4:23 p.m. local time when the suspect robbed a bakery in Garden Grove, California, a few miles south of Anaheim. At 5:04 p.m., police said they found two men stabbed at a nearby apartment complex.One of those victims was pronounced dead at the scene, while another died at the hospital, according to authorities.At 5:40 p.m., the suspect allegedly robbed a check-cashing business, also in Garden Grove.And then, 25 minutes later, a woman was stabbed multiple times at a Garden Grove insurance business. She is expected to survive, police said.Four minutes after robbing the insurance business, the same suspect got into an argument with a man pumping gas at a neighboring Chevron station. The man was stabbed multiple times with knives and a machete and his nose was nearly severed, police said. He is, however, expected to live.By 6:25 p.m., the suspect allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven in Santa Ana and stabbed an armed security guard. He took the guard’s gun. The guard has also died, police said.After investigating the robbery and fatal stabbing at the 7-Eleven, police discovered the suspect had also previously robbed a Subway and stabbed an employee to death.An undercover Garden Grove police officer found the suspect’s car at the 7-Eleven and when the suspect exited the store armed with a handgun and knife he complied with the officer’s order to drop weapons and was taken into custody.“These are all random acts of violence. Our suspect was not associated with any of our victims,” Whitney said.Police called the man “full of anger.”The suspect has a criminal history, and lived at the apartment complex where the first two people were found dead, police said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Energy and ozone fluxes over sea ice

first_imgWe present surface layer measurements made over Hudson Bay seaice during February/March 2008 from the COBRA (Impact of combined iodine and bromine release on the Arctic atmosphere) experiment which formed part of the International OASIS (Ocean-Atmosphere-SeaIce-Snowpack) IPY programme. All components of the local surface energy balance were measured and it was defined by net radiative cooling throughout most of the day, mainly balanced by the conductive heat flux from the warmer sea water to the cooler seaice at the surface, and a small net radiative warming for a few hours after midday. Unique ground-level ozonefluxes were measured by eddy covariance and deposition velocities ranged from +0.5 mm s−1 (deposition) to −1.5 mm s−1 (emission). Ozone profile measurements suggested ozoneflux divergence within the surface layer. The observed bi-directional fluxes and flux divergence with height reveal the complexity of surface ozonefluxes in the Arctic spring time surface layer, and show that ozone exchange with the seaice surface is best probed using the eddy covariance method alongside frequent or continuous profile measurements. In this study, the local in-situ ozone-halogen photochemistry was identified as weakly controlling the measured ozoneflux, whereas horizontal advection and vertical mixing were considered more important in influencing fluxes. Under these conditions, several measurement sites would be desirable in order to quantify the contribution of advection to the local surface exchange.last_img read more

Russia, India to Talk Over INS Vikramaditya in October, Russian Defense Minister Says

first_img View post tag: October September 25, 2012 Authorities View post tag: India View post tag: says Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia, India to Talk Over INS Vikramaditya in October, Russian Defense Minister Says View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navy Delivery of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to India will be discussed by representatives of both countries early in October…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, September 25, 2012; Image: Flot View post tag: INS View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Minister View post tag: over View post tag: Naval View post tag: Russia View post tag: talk Russia, India to Talk Over INS Vikramaditya in October, Russian Defense Minister Says View post tag: Russian View post tag: Vikramaditya Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare We hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?HERE’S WHAT ON ON MIND TODAY:The revelation that Evansville City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr., CPA hasn’t paid $369,000 in Victory Theater bills for 2017 has really got the attention of many people?  …It will be interesting to learn just how many other actions of financial trickery are being pulled by the City of Evansville to conceal other losses and shift financial burdens?WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question Is:  Do you feel that Evansville is headed in the right direction?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]last_img read more

News story: April tax changes 2019: changes for you

first_imgFuel duty will remain frozen for the ninth year in a rowIt will remain at 57.95 pence per litre across the UK. Fuel duty has been frozen for the ninth successive year, saving the average car driver £1,000. Make sure you are being paid the right amount. Find out how NEA can help you start your own business. Access to Work is increasing by an extra £2,000 per yearFrom 1 April 2019 people will be able to claim up to £59,200 annually through the Access to Work scheme to help pay for additional support that they may need in the workplace. This can include workplace adaptations, assistive technology, transport and interpreters. Check how much income tax you should pay over the year. New Enterprise Allowance has been extendedThe New Enterprise Allowance provides mentoring, support and funding for benefit claimants to get their business ideas off the ground. Over 120,000 businesses have been launched though the NEA since 2011 and from April funding will continue for another 2 years with 30,000 new mentoring places available. Find out how Access to Work can benefit you. Find out about business rates relief.center_img Learn more about the Universal Credit work allowance increase. Small retailers will get business rates reliefSmall retailers will get one third off their business rates bills, this is part of more than £13 billion of rates relief since 2016. The Universal Credit work allowance is increasing by an extra £1,000 per year.From April, working parents and disabled people will be able to earn an extra £1,000 a year before their Universal Credit starts to reduce. This change will see 2.4 million families keep up to an extra £630 per year of what they earn. Tax changes which come into effect in April will mean 32 million people in the UK see their income tax bill cut compared to 2015-16. This summary lets you know where you can find more information about each of the tax changes.The National Living Wage is going up to £8.21 an hourIf you are aged 25 and over, and not in your first year of an apprenticeship, you are legally entitled to at least the National Living Wage. Those under 25 and apprentices also benefit from rises in the Minimum Wage. The National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates apply across the UK. Find out more about tax on fuel. The Personal Allowance is going up to £12,500You don’t have to pay income tax on the income you earn below this amount. As a result of the change, a typical basic-rate taxpayer will take home £130 more than in 2018-19.last_img read more