Thales warns of operating loss

first_img French defence group Thales yesterday warned of an operating loss for 2010 which it blamed on charges and provisions exceeding €700m (£589m) related to several contracts, including one in Denmark. The group said it would make an operating loss of close to €100m for 2010. Previously it forecast an operating margin of three to four per cent. Thales said it expected 2010 revenue to reach €13.1bn, marking a two per cent rise against 2009. whatsapp whatsapp Thales warns of operating loss Tags: NULL Monday 14 February 2011 8:23 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Share KCS-content last_img read more

NEXTHouse / David Vandervort Architects

first_img Houses NEXTHouse / David Vandervort Architects Area:  2700 ft² Photographs Save this picture!© Michael Jensen Photography+ 17 Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/139168/nexthouse-david-vandervort-architects Clipboard “COPY” NEXTHouse / David Vandervort ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNEXTHouse / David Vandervort Architects ArchDailycenter_img CopyHouses•Seattle, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/139168/nexthouse-david-vandervort-architects Clipboard Architects: David Vandervort Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Michael Jensen PhotographyText description provided by the architects. NEXTHouse is a 2,700 square foot, custom-designed home fusing the northwest modern tradition with the highest quality environmentally sustainable building techniques, features, and finishes. It is a speculative venture on the part of the architect, created to demonstrate cutting edge “green” features and modern design in a “for sale” residence. Save this picture!© Michael Jensen PhotographyNEXTHouse is located on a 5,500 square foot, south-facing, in-city corner lot. It is designed to fully appreciate the land, reaching out to views and light, while providing a lush microclimate of northwest appropriate landscaping. Terraces, decks, and patios encourage outdoor living in both formal and private settings. Save this picture!© Michael Jensen PhotographyNEXTHouse replaces an un-sound existing residence which was “deconstructed” with the majority of the framing material reused in the new structure. To minimize site disruption, the new house was sited on a portion of the existing foundation. The original siding was re-milled and used as an element of the new siding. A rigid program of on site waste recycling was implemented. The impacts of enlarging the footprint of the house are mitigated by the inclusion of eco-roofs to moderate additional storm-water collection. Save this picture!© Michael Jensen PhotographyEnergy conservation techniques include spray polyurethane foam insulation, a high efficiency / low emissions gas condensing boiler for the radiant floor system, an air-to-air heat exchange ventilation system, natural stack ventilation for cooling, PEX plumbing piping (better insulated, shorter runs to fixtures) and the use of clerestory windows to maximize daylighting opportunities. Energy generation is included via a roof mounted 1kw thin film solar panel array with net metering. Save this picture!© Michael Jensen PhotographyRecycled, renewable or reclaimed materials include FSC certified framing material and wood trim, fly-ash concrete, re-used materials from the existing residence as described above, FSC certified hardwood flooring, Ipe wood decking, FSC certified plywood cabinetry boxes, countertops made from post-consumer waste products, linoleum flooring and natural wool carpets. Save this picture!© Michael Jensen PhotographyA healthy indoor environment is maintained by using only low-voc finishes including paint and clear cabinetry and floor finishes, an air-to-air heat exchange ventilation system with HEPA filter, radiant floor heating as opposed to forced air, and the use of formaldehyde free plywood. Also, stack ventilation will allow healthy air movement through the house. Save this picture!© Michael Jensen PhotographyNEXTHouse is a demonstration of the future of the single family home. It is in-city, compact, efficient and “green”. As a model for what can be done toward sustainable housing at a reasonable cost, this house should prove invaluable in promoting the inclusion of such features on residential work throughout the region.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessShort Listed Firms for Museum of Fine Arts Houston ExpansionArticles’Meissen | SO – IL’: 18th-Century porcelain in contemporary architectureArticles Share United States “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDavid Vandervort ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasSeattleHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on June 02, 2011Cite: “NEXTHouse / David Vandervort Architects” 02 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Students prepare for all-night campout before College GameDay

first_imgTwitter + posts Linkedin Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Linkedin Previous articleTaking care of business: Football alum set to open barbecue restaurant in Fort WorthNext articleListen: Frogflix: Episode 2 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Benton McDonald Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Photo courtesy: TCU Student Affairs Facebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebook Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt printPhoto courtesy of TCU Student Affairs.TCU students are making their signs and renting tents to prepare for ESPN’s College GameDay visit Saturday morning.While the game will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the show will air from the Campus Commons for the second straight year, bringing an energy that excites the ESPN analysts.“Nothing beats being on a college campus,” said college football analyst Desmond Howard. “The sheer raw energy that the kids bring, you can’t duplicate it, you can’t fake it.”Fellow analyst David Pollack had high praise for the excitement that Horned Frog fans bring to GameDay.“Maybe not the biggest school in the country but just a good feel and people that genuinely get excited,” he said. “That’s what makes our show fun.”Gates to the Commons will open at midnight Saturday. The GameDay Overnight for students, alumni and community members will feature free food, t-shirt giveaways and a silent disco as they await the airing of the show.Students looking to get the closest access to the GameDay airing will need to arrive early.Five hundred wristbands will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at entry No. 2 between King and Wright Halls. These wristbands will provide access to The Pit, the area directly adjacent to the Gameday set.There will be three entries onto the Commons when it opens at Midnight Friday. Photo courtesy of TCU Student Affairs.“The fact that we get the opportunity to celebrate all night brings the energy on campus up and creates a one-of-a-kind atmosphere,” said sophomore strategic communication major Vivian Noyd. “I’m so excited for what this year is going to bring.”Student activities coordinator Kelly Lee said that they are increasing the number of activities available to students throughout the night, like the screenings of “Incredibles 2” and “Remember the Titans,” and providing T-shirts printed on-site for all that campout.“It is an opportunity for our students to create memories with their friends and experience an event that not all schools are able to,” said Lee.Chancellor Victor Boschini said GameDay is another opportunity for people to learn about TCU.The Pit will house the first 500 students in line for College GameDay. Photo courtesy: Benton McDonald“It’s an incredible opportunity to show TCU off all over the country and the world with a lot of kids watching this who could say ‘whoa I have to put TCU on my radar,’” Boschini said.  “It has to get your name out there in a positive light.”Boschini said he won’t be sleeping in a tent on the Commons but he’ll be around.“We’ll go out there and do donuts at two o’clock in the morning,” he said.First-year student Luke Newman said he plans to line up for his wristband at 10 p.m., two hours before the gates open.“My goal is to get my sign on TV,” he said.The weather is forecasted to be in the 70s and cloudy through the early hours of Saturday morning, with a 51 percent chance of rain at 10 a.m., according to AccuWeather.Kickoff against No. 4 Ohio State is scheduled for 7 p.m. Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor.last_img read more

Sweden’s public service media under fire

first_img News Public television SVT (photo: RSF Suède) to go further SwedenEurope – Central Asia Reports and statisticsProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionEconomic pressure Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site News News May 4, 2021 Find out more But the public media are under political pressure, especially from Sweden’s right-wing ruling coalition, which is calling for stricter control, budget cuts and a narrower mission. During the (liberal-conservative) Moderate Party’s conference in 2017, some members even called for the complete elimination of the three state-funded broadcast entities – the TV broadcaster SVT, the radio broadcaster SR and the production company UR. Linus Bylund, a politician who is a member of the far-right Sweden Democrats party and who is also a member of the public broadcasters’ ownership foundation, suggested in February that public service journalists should be held personally accountable for the content they produce and should be subject to salary deductions or even dismissal if found lacking in impartiality. At the same time, online harassment and attacks on journalists have increased as the public debate has become more polarized. Erika Bjerström, a former US-based correspondent and current climate correspondent at SVT, is one of those journalists who have discovered how important their choice of words or expressions can be. After a critical comment about a speech by Greta Thunberg in Madrid in December 2019, she was subjected to a wave of virulent attacks on social media that included accusations of being neo-liberal and affiliated with the oil industry. She was eventually forced to close her Twitter account. “Observing the situation in Europe, we see that the public media are threatened by a lack of funding and growing political control,” RSF Sweden president Erik Halkjaer said. “We must safeguard free and independent journalism in Sweden. This is why we must protect their independence by enshrining it in the Swedish constitution.” Constitutional protection for the public media and their editorial independence are the subject of a parliamentary commission appointed by the justice minister in 2018. The RSF report also recommends maintaining the current of system of editorial independence and responsibility, and calls on the authorities to systematically investigate all threats and attacks against journalists and to prosecute those responsible. Political meddling, legal threats and economic problems. Sweden’s public media face many menaces, while the volume of online attacks keeps on growing, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Sweden’s report says, calling on the Swedish authorities to provide constitutional protection for the public media’s editorial independence. Follow the news on Sweden Sweden is ranked 4th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Related documents Report – Sweden’s public service media under firePDF – 929.1 KB Receive email alertscenter_img Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Press freedom is still far from being guaranteed in a country widely seen as a model of respect for this freedom. This is the conclusion of a report entitled “Swedish Public Service Media Under Fire” that has just been published by RSF Sweden. In Sweden, as in other European countries, the coronavirus crisis has highlighted the public media’s importance and revived the debate about their independence. This is seen in the number of viewers for the public TV channels SVT1 and SVT2, which rose by 36% and 14% in April, compared with the same month last year, demonstrating the trust that Swedes place in their public service media. RSF_en April 14, 2021 Find out more SwedenEurope – Central Asia Reports and statisticsProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionEconomic pressure June 24, 2020 – Updated on July 8, 2020 Sweden’s public service media under fire RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Cases of direct political meddling in the public media are even more disturbing. The line was crossed in February when a parliamentarian submitted a request to the Parliamentary Committee on Culture for the heads of public media to be summoned to defend content that his party considered lacking in impartiality and objectivity. The request was finally rejected. “Sweden, which is ranked 4th in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, is supposed to be a model in Europe,” said Pavol Szalai, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “Guaranteeing the independence of the Swedish public media is a way to set an example for many other countries such as Poland, which – on the eve of its next presidential election – is using its public television as an election campaign tool.” Reports Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EUlast_img read more

Indian reporter attacked by ruling party activists over election coverage

first_img Rajen Deka, a reporter for Dainik Asom, one of Assam’s leading dailies, was returning to his home in Nalbari district on the evening of 25 April when he was ambushed and attacked with sharp weapons by individuals linked to India’s ruling Bharatiya Janaya Party (BJP), with the result that he had to be hospitalized with injuries to the head, chest and arm. Help by sharing this information IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Violence Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting Connivance? Three attacks in two days Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Indian authorities to provide journalists with better protection after three attacks on reporters in the northeastern state of Assam in the space of 48 hours last week – including one by ruling party activists that was linked to the victim’s coverage of India’s ongoing general elections. News The website Scroll.in quoted Deka’s editor, Munin Bayon, as saying Deka had been the target of a social network campaign earlier that day in which participants “spoke of teaching him a lesson.” It was prompted by a short article by Deka that morning about clashes near a polling station the previous day between BJP supporters and supporters of Indian National Congress, the leading opposition party. News Assam’s journalists have been subjected to growing harassment for months, especially those covering the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which would make it harder for Muslims to acquire citizenship. Two weeks ago, the home affairs ministry ordered Assam’s government to “take necessary action against” a newspaper, a news site and three regional TV channels that had dared to cover protests against the proposed legislation. One the same evening as the attack on Deka, News18 TV reporter Upasana Barua Goswami was the target of violence by four individuals in a restaurant in Tinsukia district, in northeastern Assam. Her assailants were arrested but the motive for the attack has not yet been established. Receive email alerts to go further Organisation “We call on Assam’s highest authorities, starting with Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal, a leading BJP member, to do everything possible to ensure that an independent investigation identifies those responsible for this attack,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Any connivance by the security forces with those who want to prevent reporters from covering the elections would be intolerable. Urgent measures must also be taken to guarantee the safety of journalists, especially during the elections, when the role of the media is absolutely essential.” The federal government directive followed a complaint by an organization affiliated to Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a right-wing Hindu nationalist paramilitary group that supports the BJP. Four journalists – Nitumoni Saikia of the daily Asomiya Pratidin, Manjit Mahanta of the Inside NE website, Ajit Bhuyan of Pratidin Time TV and Afrida Hussain of Prag News TV – were named in the directive. News April 27, 2021 Find out more April 30, 2019 Indian reporter attacked by ruling party activists over election coverage Des citoyennes indiennes font la queue, le 11 avril dernier, devant un bureau de vote dans le village d’Amoni, à 150 km de Guwahati, la capitale de l’Assam, en Inde du Nord-Est (photo : Biju Boro / AFP). India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media Rajiv Borah, a journalist who runs E-media and works for the regional TV channel DY365, was attacked and beaten by five individuals two days later in Jorhat, a city 180 km southwest of Tinsukia. Only one of his assailants was arrested and, in this case as well, the police failed to identify the attack’s motive. IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Violence RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 India is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, two places lower than in 2018. RSF_en Follow the news on India News Deka reported that he was attacked by six or seven people with “some or the other connection to the BJP” and that he was able to identify at least two of his assailants. But the police claimed that there was only one assailant, and that they had not been able to establish any link with BJP members. No arrest has been made in the five days since the attack. March 3, 2021 Find out more February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Concern about health of journalists held by Houthis in Sanaa

first_img YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses RSF_en News RSF stresses need for protection for reporters in Yemen Receive email alerts July 26, 2016 Find out more MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP Organisation February 9, 2017 Find out more News Follow the news on Yemen RSF has been able to establish that at least five of the ten journalists and media workers are in very poor health. According to our information, the families are now forbidden to provide them with medicine or clothes.“We urge the authorities to do everything possible to free the detained journalists so that they can receive treatment as soon as possible,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk.“In a political, security and humanitarian situation in Yemen that is disastrous, journalists are being targeted because they are viewed as suspects in the ongoing conflict. We also call for an independent and impartial international investigation so that all those responsible for crimes against journalists in Yemen can be brought to justice.”Appalling conditions in Sanaa’s Political Security prisonAccording to our information, Toufic Al-Mansouri, the former graphic design editor at Al-Masdar, a newspaper that supports the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Al-Islah party, has been denied family visits, and even a phone call with his family, for more than two weeks. The worried family says his health has declined in detention and fears that his life is now in danger.Al-Mansouri and eight other journalists and media workers were abducted by Houthi rebels from a Sanaa hotel on 9 June 2015. They were at the hotel for work reasons. According to our sources, he is one of a number of prisoners who have been in solitary confinement for weeks and have been tortured with electrodes and by other methods.AbdelKhaleq Amrane, the former editor of the Al-Islah website, is in the same situation. His familiy says he is suffering acute spinal column pain as a result of the torture and is now threatened with paralysis.According to the information obtained by RSF, the three other journalists in the prison who are known to in very poor health are Issam Belghith, who worked for the pro-Muslim Brotherhood Radio Nas, Akram Al-Walidi of the Al-Rabi’ Net news website, and Salah Al-Qa’idi of Suhail TV.Even before the Houthi rebels arrived in Sanaa in September 2014, this political security prison was notorious for restricting visits and medicine and for humiliating the families of detainees. The situation has only worsened since the Houthis took over.The families of the journalists held by the Houthis announced in May 2016 that the journalists had gone on hunger strike in protest against the conditions in Habra prison, where they were held at the time. They were subsequently transfered to the political prison.Other journalists targetedAccording to our sources, Alssada News website editor Amin Al-Majzoub, who had been held by the Houthis in a prison in Ibb province south of the capital since July 2015, was released on 25 March as a result of mediation involving local tribes.Yemen’s journalists are caught between the various parties to the country’s conflict. They risk being killed by snipers while covering fighting or being killed in air strikes. And they risk being kidnapped by armed groups or being arrested by pro-government forces.Some, such as the investigative reporter Mohamed Al-Absi, die in mysterious circumstances. Well known for his investigative coverage of corruption, the black market and the war economy, Al-Absi was poisoned by a toxic gas in Sanaa in late December.At least 16 journalists and media workers are currently held by armed groups in Yemen. RSF has little information about those held outside the capital by the Houthis or by Al-Qaeda.Yemen is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information April 12, 2017 – Updated on April 13, 2017 Concern about health of journalists held by Houthis in Sanaa Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary detention of ten journalists by Houthi rebels for almost two years and calls for their immediate and unconditional release. They are being held in terrible conditions in at the Political Security prison to the west of the capital, Sanaa, and their families say the state of health of some of them is very worrying. to go further YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Yemen: Call for independent probe into journalist’s poisoning Newslast_img read more

What the American Rescue Plan Means for Housing

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 15, 2021 12,912 Views Share Save 2021-03-15 Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily President Joe Biden last week signed the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package, into law.In addition to issuing $1400 stimulus checks to Americans, the plan also will funnel billions into the housing market to alleviate pandemic-related issues like rent nonpayment, which has had a devastating impact on some small-scale landlords.Specifically, $27.5 billion is allotted for emergency rental aid.The bill includes $9.9 billion allocated to the Homeowners Assistance Fund to help homeowners in need pay overdue mortgage bills, taxes, insurance, and HOA dues. These funds will be distributed through state Housing Finance Agencies.Unlike past relief packages, this one provides direct homeowner relief; prior bills have created some protections for homeowners but no direct aid, according to CNN.”These funds are designed to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and catch up on mortgage, utility, property tax, and insurance payments, David M. Dworkin, President and CEO of the National Housing Conference told CNN.Furthermore, $100 million will be allocated to rural housing and $750 million to housing needs in Native American communities.For Americans who suffered a job loss, the bill also includes $300 weekly federal unemployment checks through September 6, 2021.Fannie Mae economist Doug Duncan said that the stimulus package provisions coupled with a gradually improving jobs situation should contribute to improved consumer sentiment on housing.Several more housing advocates, organizations, and industry insiders have weighed in on the bill, most reacting favorably with a few reservations.The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), for example, stated that, while “this bill is far from perfect, an economic stimulus package is desperately needed and this legislation contains important provisions for the housing community.”The NAHB cites the millions of mom-and-pop landlords who have not been receiving rent payments for months, threatening their economic livelihoods. “The legislation includes additional funds for small businesses, rental assistance, school reopenings, nationwide coronavirus vaccine delivery, and aid to state and local governments—which are critical to help many of our members and get the economy back on track.”The NAHB also points to the importance of the bill’s $350 billion in state and local pandemic relief. Additional funding will enable state and local governments to avoid layoffs of police, teachers, and firefighters, and discourage local jurisdictions from increasing impact fees and other construction fees that harm housing affordability.”Without federal aid, critical government services such as planning approvals, building permits, and timely inspections are at risk of being curtailed or eliminated, which would result in construction delays and increased costs to homebuyers,” NAHB said.The unprecedented amount of aid will provide relief for millions, yet Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition told CNN it still won’t be enough to cover the ongoing need for housing assistance.Realtor.com’s Chief Economist George Ratiu, while commenting on last week’s rising mortgage rates, said: “Investors welcomed the Congressional $1.9 trillion stimulus bill passage with growing optimism, signaling a boost to consumer spending and economic growth, and signaling further pullback from the bond market, leading to higher rates.”He continued, “A return toward normal is a much-needed and welcome development for real estate markets grappling with very tight inventory and listing prices that have already exceeded 2020’s summer peak before the spring season even started. However, the rebound in business activity is ensuring that mortgage rates will continue higher this year. For buyers and sellers, the shift will mean higher financing costs. For homeowners seeking to refinance, higher rates are closing the door of opportunity, as we saw in this week’s sharp drop in refinance applications.”Some incentives discussed during Biden’s campaign— including a $15,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers—were not included in the stimulus.”The American Rescue Plan is a straightforward spending bill that distributes money to various stakeholders, Jason Vanslette, a partner at the law firm Kelley Kronenberg, told Business Insider. “Because it’s not a policy bill, it’s easier to pass through a bipartisan Congress.”Those additional items must be proposed and passed in separate legislature, BI reported. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Frontline Workers Struggling to Attain Housing Next: Millennials Helping Drive Housing Market’s Tech Evolution Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago What the American Rescue Plan Means for Housing Home / Daily Dose / What the American Rescue Plan Means for Housing Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Flights cancelled at City of Derry Airport

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – May 24, 2011 Flight No.         RouteFR9884             Liverpool – City of Derry – Diverted to Belfast CityFR9885              City of Derry – Liverpool – CancelledFR611               London Stansted – City of Derry – Diverted to Belfast InternationalFR612               City of Derry – London Stansted – CancelledRE287               Dublin – City of Derry – CancelledRE288               City of Derry – Dublin – Cancelled Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ WhatsApp While Irish airspace remains open, UK airspace has closed due to the ash cloud, with flightsd from Derry affected.  Here is the most recent statement from City of Derry Airport – WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Facebook The volcanic ash cloud in UK airspace has caused disruption to a number of flights operating to / from City of Derry Airport Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleDUP Alderman is the new Mayor of DerryNext articleShots fired at car and van in Dungiven attacks News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The following flights have been diverted / cancelled: Newsx Adverts Flights cancelled at City of Derry Airport Facebook Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Legal firm reveals trail of horror left by ‘worst rogue tenant ever’

first_imgHome » News » Legal firm reveals trail of horror left by ‘worst rogue tenant ever’ previous nextRegulation & LawLegal firm reveals trail of horror left by ‘worst rogue tenant ever’Legal4Landlords says it has helped a landlord battle a rogue tenant who took seven months to evict and still owes £6,250 in back rent.Sheila Manchester24th January 20201 Comment1,414 Views A legal firm has released sickening images of a worm-infested home left by a rogue tenant to highlight the plight of landlords facing long eviction waits and a referencing system that often misses repeat offenders.Maggots can be seen engulfing the fridge and freezer, which the tenant left unplugged intentionally, while mounds of unopened debt letters pile up on kitchen counters.It took a shocking SEVEN MONTHS for the tenant to be evicted from the two-bedroom home in Barking, Essex, despite the appalling state of the property.Rent arrears totaled £6,250 but, as the tenant was an EU national with no UK assets, the landlord recouped nothing at all and has been left with a bill totaling thousands of pounds for cleaning, repairs and waste removal.Rogue tenantThe landlord later discovered the tenant is a repeat offender, having been evicted from other properties, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.While a letting agency dealt with tenant referencing checks on behalf of the landlord, she now questions its thoroughness given that previous issues weren’t flagged.LegalforLandlords represented the landlord in gaining possession of her property, having initially attempted to handle the issue herself.The first hearing was scheduled two months after approaching the firm for help, with court backlogs causing delays.But this hearing was adjourned by the judge, with a new date listed for July 2019, at which possession was granted and a bailiff appointment set for September 2019, again due to the huge number of cases being dealt with.Sim Sekhon (pictured, left), Managing Director of LegalforLandlords, said: “We’ve handled many cases where tenants have left properties in a state of squalor, but this is definitely one of the worst we’ve seen.”Read more about evictions.rogue tenant legal4landlords Barking and Dagenham Sim Sekhon Essex January 24, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentKelvin Francis, Kelvin Francis Ltd. Kelvin Francis Ltd. 24th January 2020 at 11:01 amThis is an appalling example of how bad things can get and it also highlights the weaknesses of the system, taking so long for meaningful action to be taken. Every delay in achieving a Court Hearing and subsequent delay, in being able to enforce the eviction, exacerbated the financial losses of rent and property damage.The Reference company involved needs to take a long hard look at its record keeping, this awful tenant obviously left a trail of destruction behind them. The system is broken and taking away the option of S21. notices, without a radical overhaul, can only make things considerably worse.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Ocean City Alumni Run Set for Christmas Eve

first_imgBy TIM KELLYBill Moreland, longtime Ocean City winter and spring track coach and cross country coach, announced this week that the 39th edition of the Alumni Cross Country Run will take place 10 a.m. on Christmas Eve at Ocean City High School’s Carey Stadium track.Since 1979, Moreland was involved in the Red Raiders’ running programs’ fabulous string of success, including numerous Cape Atlantic, South Jersey and state and Meet of Champions team and individual titles. He retired from teaching in 2008 and from coaching in 2015 after 36 years in various boys and girls head coaching and assistant coaching roles at O.C.Though officially retired, Moreland is still very involved in the program, talking to the current coaches and runners on a regular basis. The Alumni Run still occupies a special place in his heart.“It’s a great way for me to stay in touch with some of the people from a while ago,” he said. “Some have already retired from their careers, but they come back to say hello and to run.”The event normally includes about 50 competitors. It is scored as a “meet” pitting the current high school runners against the alumni. However, the run is open to anyone who would like to participate.“We’ve had parents of participants who’ve run, or others who want to compete,” Moreland said. “We call those folks adopted alumni.”Refreshments will be served after the run, Moreland said.Coach Bill Moreland and his teams were synonymous with excellence over his 36-year career at Ocean City High School.Moreland is a longtime advocate of a low-mileage training method, which allowed his athletes to improve during the season and peak for big races and championship meets. He’s a dedicated runner himself who had a daily workout regimen that stretched on for many years.In 2016, Moreland received a long-overdue induction into the South Jersey Track and Field Hall of Fame.Moreland has said his goal was for his runners to enjoy the sport and to pursue it beyond high school and as a lifetime activity for recreation and health. The fruits of that labor as a coach will be on display at the Alumni Run.Some participants take it very seriously and compete for the all-important bragging rights, while others take a more laid back approach. Regardless, everyone enjoys catching up with old friends and running or watching the event, he said.Some great athletes in local cross country and track history are sure to be on hand. OCNJDaily.com is not going to name names here and risk omitting some outstanding harriers from a very long list.“I’m not (going there) either,” Moreland said, chuckling, while adding this event is typical Ocean City.“People ask me all the time what makes Ocean City so special for running and (the running community). “Our environment is conducive to the sport and it’s unusual to see a course anything like ours,” he said. “I just tell them it’s in the water.” The start of the 2017 Alumni Run on the Ocean City Boardwalk.last_img read more