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Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited ( HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgBenso Oil Palm Plantation Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBenso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is an oil palm plantation company in Ghana involved in growing and processing crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. The company is based at the Adum Banso Estate in Takoradi, Ghana. It owns over 5 000 hectares of oil palm plantations and processes crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. Brands include RBD Palm Oil and RBD Palm Olein. BOPP produces oil products for the Ghana market and for export to regions in West Africa. The company is also involved in refining fats and oils and owns the patent for technology that converts wasted food into nutritious food. BOPP is a subsidiary of Wilmar International Limited and Unilever Ghana has a stake in its business. Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

5 things I think you can do today to get rich and retire early

first_img5 things I think you can do today to get rich and retire early See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Being able to retire early with a large financial nest egg is the dream for many. Unfortunately, many savers struggle to meet this ambitious target. However, there are several simple steps you can follow to help you get there.Get savingThe most obvious step is to start saving as soon as possible. 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That’s why if you want to get rich and retire early, it’s vital to start saving and investing as soon as possible.You don’t have to invest in the FTSE 250 either. There are hundreds of funds, stocks and trusts out there you can buy to earn the best return on your money.Tax benefitsOpening savings accounts with tax advantages could also help speed up your journey to early retirement. SIPPs, LISAs and Stocks and Shares ISAs all offer their own unique benefits. LISA savers receive a bonus of 25% of their deposit from the government (up to a maximum of £1,000).Meanwhile, SIPP contributions attract tax relief at your marginal tax rate. That’s 20% for basic rate taxpayers. So, for every £80 you save, the government will add £20, taking the total to £100.Pay down debtIf you have any debt, paying this off as soon as possible could also help you build a large financial nest egg quickly. High-cost debt, such as credit card debt can be particularly damaging to wealth creation.The best strategy could be to pay off any debt before saving. Most credit cards charge borrowers 20% or more a year. Few, if any investments, have the potential to produce these sorts of returns, which suggests reducing debt is the better option.It might be best to eliminate all borrowings entirely before you start saving and investing.Invest in yourselfIf you’re serious about building a large savings nest egg, investing in yourself could be well worth the time.Investing in books about personal finance, and stock picking, might not generate an immediate return. However, they should help you avoid making any serious investment or savings mistakes.It’s essential to concentrate on the long-term benefits of these books, rather than the short-term cost. Some of the best books on personal finance cost £30 or more. That might seem like a lot, but if they help you build a £1m pension pot, they should be worth the money. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 1st March, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

Dan Parks – Cardiff Blues and Scotland

first_imgTAGS: Cardiff Blues Samoa are no Tri-Nations side but they will still test Scotland. “They’re strong and very skilful,” says Parks. “We’ve three of the most powerful teams in the world one after the other. It’s a big test but we have a strong squad and Andy Robinson has been a huge contributing factor to how the team is playing and the confidence they’re playing with.”Parks’s leading rival for the Scotland No 10 jersey, Godman, tore his knee ligaments in training in September and so misses this month’s series and, possibly, the Six Nations. Having both endured the ups and downs of Test rugby, they’re good friends rather than fierce rivals, so Parks is disappointed to see the Edinburgh player sidelined – and mindful that his selection is not guaranteed.“There are young guys who will see this as an opportunity to get in the mix. David Blair played very well for Edinburgh against Cardiff in the Heineken Cup and there are young guys at Glasgow like Duncan Weir and Ruaridh Jackson, who had been snapping at my heels for ages and is now fulfilling his potential. You can never rest on your laurels. There have been times in the past when people, myself included, have done that and someone has taken your spot. That’s one thing I’ll never do again.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Dan ParksThis time last season it looked like Dan Parks’s Test career was doomed. A full year since he had won a cap and 17 months since he had started a Scotland match, he was definitely out of favour with new coach Andy Robinson. But a remarkable turnaround has occurred and now Parks is a vital cog in a winning Scotland machine. In the Test wilderness last winter, Parks was nevertheless in outstanding form for Glasgow and even became the first player in Magners League history to pass 1,000 points. Phil Godman was picked ahead of him for the 2010 Six Nations opener against France, but after Scotland were defeated Robinson handed Parks the No 10 jersey for the next match, against Wales, and he has held onto it ever since. Scotland lost narrowly to Wales and then Italy, but Parks kept his place and rewarded Robinson by piloting Scotland to a draw against England (his 50th cap), a win in Ireland and a double triumph in Argentina in June.While the Australia-born fly-half was soul-searching last winter, he decided a change of scene might help and chose to leave the Glasgow side he had joined on his arrival from Sydney in 2004 and sign for Cardiff Blues. His Test career resurrected, he still made the switch in July and has no regrets. “It was a huge move but I’m really enjoying the experience,” he says. “It’s a rugby city and a good place to be with a great squad and a good support base. I couldn’t have wished to go anywhere more professional and we made a positive, winning start.“One of the exciting things about moving clubs is exploring the way the team likes to do things. It’s a great social environment too, and when you’re winning it always makes things fantastic.”This month Parks will head north for Scotland’s November Tests against New Zealand, South Africa and Samoa. With three straight Test wins under their belts, Parks and Scotland are optimistic about claiming some major scalps. He says: “It’s going to be very difficult but it’s an exciting time for Scotland. We had a very positive finish last season and we’re delighted with what we achieved but we also know it doesn’t count for much if we don’t play well this autumn.”New Zealand have been in world-beating form this year and Parks says: “They’re a phenomenal team but we’re targeting that match as a huge opportunity for us. We’re in the best run of form since I’ve been involved with Scotland and our confidence is high, but New Zealand are at a different level so it’s about us putting in a good performance.” South Africa had a disappointing Tri-Nations, going from champions in 2009 to the wooden spoon this year, but Parks warns: “In previous years when they’ve had tough times they have come storming back.” Parks was pigeonholed as a kicking fly-half until last season, when his running and passing game came shining through and he hopes to continue in the same vein. “Coaches have certain tactics going into a game, and people forget that. Weather conditions play a role as well. Kicking is a strong part of my game and something I enjoy, but I have different parts to my game and last year people were able to see that. “That comes down to Andy Robinson’s leadership and the game he is trying to play. The first Test in Argentina, when we had nice weather, was a fantastic game for me. We wanted to keep the ball in hand and use our outside backs and although we didn’t score any tries we created opportunities which gave us the win.”Parks set a Scotland record by kicking all the points in that 24-16 win. With that historical series triumph in Argentina under his belt, Parks is now keen to better it. “I’m delighted with how last season went on a personal level and I want that to continue. It’s an exciting time for Scotland and we have to keep that momentum going.”last_img read more

Sky Sports’ Top Five Tries of the Week – 19 Jan 2015

first_imgThursday Jan 22, 2015 Sky Sports’ Top Five Tries of the Week – 19 Jan 2015 Sky Sports have put together a list of their Top Five tries for the past weekend. Efforts include those by Bath and Toulon, as seen here in the last few days, plus a few others featuring Steffon Armitage, Chris Ashton and Tadgh Furlong. Which is your favourite?See more excellent scores in our archive of Great TriesADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

IoF Welcomes Latest SMS Success

first_imgThe IoF’s outgoing Chair, Joe Saxton, was asked to lead a campaign to make text giving more effective for fundraising. The first part of his strategy was to remove the VAT element from text giving, which is now underway thanks to his hard work.Joe Saxton is congratulated on his success, and it’s heartening to see the sort of arrangement that until now has only been available to Comic Relief, on offer to all charities.There is still progress to be made on SMS texting, however. The Institute now hopes to see a greater percentage of the donation going to the cause and not being swallowed up in mobile phone charges. If more dedicated charity short codes were established, then it will be easier for operators to set up different tariff level for donations.###-ENDS-###For further information please contact:Diana Mackie Tel. 020 7840 1027 / 07793 802 852Institute of Fundraising email: [email protected] TO EDITORS1. Institute of FundraisingThe Institute of Fundraising’s ( mission is to support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards setting and education, to deliver excellent fundraising. Members are supported through training, networking, the dissemination of best practice and representation on issues that affect the fundraising environment. The Institute of Fundraising is the largest individual representative body in the voluntary sector with 5000 Individual members and 300 Organisational members  28 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 July 2009 | News IoF Welcomes Latest SMS Success Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Law / policy mobile smscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The IoF welcomes the Mobile Data Association’s announcement of a framework agreement for charity text donations.The new agreement means that the donation element of an SMS is passed through to the charitable organisation VAT-free.This important change means that, for registered charities, charitable donations sent to a dedicated short code will have the VAT waived. Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Half of FWISD board seats up for election

first_imgDaisha Sipho Southwest High School broadcast team wins national championship Daisha Sipho Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Previous articleTrack and field produces 14 event wins at outdoor season openerNext article“Kong: Skull Island” is a colossal amount of fun Daisha Sipho RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Daisha Sipho is a sophomore writer for TCU360. She is apart of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and many other organizations on campus. When she is not being involved on campus, she is usually sleeping. printHalf of the seats on FWISD’s board of education are up for re-election this year.Each term is no more than four years, however, the amount of times one can be re-elected is unlimited.Cinto Ramos Jr.District 1 trustee, Cinto Ramos Jr., ran unopposed for his seat on the board. Ramos was declared re-elected early for his second term at the last board meeting.Matthew AvilaDistrict 8 incumbent, Matthew Avila, will not be running for re-election, leaving Anael Luebanos and Jason Brown running for the open seat. Avila joined the board in 2013, having worked at the university level for many years. He currently serves as the president of the Byrne Foundation.TA SimsIn District 4, incumbent T.A. Sims faces Johnny Cook-Muhammad for his bid for re-election. Sims has been a school board member for 34 years. Sims is a registered pharmacist and president of Sims Enterprises. He was FWISD’s first African-American school board president. T. A. Sims Elementary was named in his honor in 1989. He also originated the FWISD Scholar Athlete-Award program.Norman RobbinsNorman Robbins is running against opponent Michael Ryan for the District 7 seat. Robbins joined the school board in 2004. He is currently the senior manager of community relations for Lockheed Martin. Robbins is responsible for the reinstatement of music and art into the curriculum of primary schools.Ashley PazIncumbent Ashley Paz faces Pilar Candia for her seat representing District 9. Paz joined the board in 2013. She is an entrepreneur who owns two small businesses: Vera Green Productions and Vivi Gray Design. Paz has a background in finance and community advocacy.Incumbent Ann Sutherland will continue to serve on the board until her term is over in 2019. Sutherland works as an educator and budget analyst. She is also a member of the Board Audit Committee.Anne Sutherland“I would expect the situation to continue even if there are new school board members,” Sutherland said. She said the board is not split into two discrete factions but votes on issues break down differently.Along with Sutherland are incumbents Christene Moss, Judy Needham and Tobi Jackson.Christene MossIncumbent Christene Moss will also continue to serve until 2019. Moss is a registered nurse and has been on the board since 1990. Christene Moss Elementary and The Salvation Army’s Children’s Library were named in her honor.District 5 trustee, Judy Needham, is a fundraising consultant and has been on the board since 1996.Judy NeedhamShe is also a product of FWISD. Needham has served on numerous boards including Lena Pope Home and the Garden Club. The Union Gospel Mission library was also named in her honor.Tobi Jackson, District 2 trustee, was first elected in 2010. Jackson is the CEO of Fort Worth SPARC program.Tobi JacksonShe focuses on public service and volunteer work in the community. Jackson currently serves on numerous boards such as the East Fort Worth Business Association.If the five incumbent board members are defeated in this election, most of the board of education will consist of new members.The election will take place May 6. + posts School board grapples with institutional disparities in FWISD Daisha Sipho Linkedin Facebook Western Hills teacher is finalist for Presidential Awards in Math and Science Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin ReddIt Facebook ReddIt Daisha Sipho Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

The Industry Pulse: Updates on a360inc, Xome, and More

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Updates on a360inc, Xome, and More  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago August 22, 2018 1,678 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: How a Fair Housing Amendment Moved Ahead Next: Loan Denial Rates and Credit Scores Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Related Articles About Author: Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago This month, the Women’s Mortgage Banking Collective (WMBC) unveiled its new logo. This collective was formed in April 2018 to bring together women in all roles and levels in the mortgage banking community to educate, connect, and empower women, and was co-founded by Stacie Rankey and Toni Bramley. “We knew what we were looking for in a group, connecting women was the foundation, but also having a speaker share her story and offer practical applications was key,” Rankey said. “And we knew what we wanted as women in the industry and hearing from women leaders and their path is encouraging and empowering, the format is casual, and everyone is welcome whether you live in Dallas/Fort Worth or you are in town for business,” Bramley added. The Industry Pulse: Updates on a360inc, Xome, and More Share Save Tagged with: a360inc Loan mortgage Technology title TransUnion Valuation WMBC Xome a360inc Loan mortgage Technology title TransUnion Valuation WMBC Xome 2018-08-22 Radhika Ojha Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago From partnerships and appointments to new branding and technology get the latest buzz on the industry in this weekly update.a360inc, a Dallas, Texas-based technology and outsourcing solutions company, and National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) have announced a national partnership designed to provide access to compliance training programs for the bar association’s more than 500 law firms and their staffs, as well as NCBA’s in-house counsel members. The customized online portal, hosted by a360inc and available to NCBA members, currently offers 10 compliance training courses specific to the practice of creditors’ rights law. The initial course offerings include compliance training covering topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, among others. Each course includes several modules and knowledge assessments which must be completed in order by the user, to complete and successfully finish a course. Additional courses will be introduced periodically. “Compliance is critical in today’s environment, and at a360inc we’re focused on helping firms transform their businesses into efficient, compliant, and operationally sound enterprises. Our exciting new partnership with NCBA is an example of how we approach that transformation holistically,” said Scott Brinkley, CEO, a360inc._____________________________________________________________________________Dallas, Texas-headquartered, Xome Holdings LLC (“Xome”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of WMIH Corp, has announced the appointment of Rayman Kaur Mathoda as CEO. Mathoda will be responsible for all operations, continuing to offer enhanced solutions and exceptional service to the company’s clients. “Rayman brings a 20-year track record of success in the real estate market. She is a strategic thinker with operational savvy who is uniquely qualified to leverage technology, tools, and intellectual property to expand Xome’s third-party exchange, title, valuation and field services businesses,” said Jay Bray, Chairman, and CEO of WMIH Corp., the holding company for Xome. “I’m thrilled to welcome her experience, energy, and leadership to Xome.” In her role, Mathoda will oversee the growth of Xome throughout all segments, including the expansion of third-party opportunities across the exchange, title, valuation and field services businesses and the transition of the recently acquired Assurant Mortgage Solutions business. Additionally, she will continue to position Xome’s proprietary technology in the exchange segment as a digital platform for buying and selling homes._____________________________________________________________________________To meet the evolving needs of consumers, Chicago-based TransUnion has announced the launch of Mobile Offers Now. This solution helps financial institutions respond to increasing consumer expectations to be served when and where they choose. Mobile Offers Now leverages TransUnion’s existing Find My Offer platform to provide consumers with instant access to prequalified credit offers through a simplified, SMS-initiated, mobile experience. The technology seamlessly integrates real-time credit decisioning with consumer and device authentication, creating a secure, personalized, and dynamic user experience. “To stay competitive in an increasingly digital world, financial institutions know that they need to reduce unnecessary friction and poor experiences to attract and keep good consumers,” said Dane Mauldin, Chief Product Officer at TransUnion. “Consumers are demanding faster ways to find offers and apply for credit when and where they need it. With Mobile Offers Now, they may simply text a keyword to instantly check for prequalified offers across numerous credit products, providing a path to credit through a completely digital application process.”_____________________________________________________________________________ Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Experts Express Optimism About Delinquency Rate

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Previous: Ginnie Mae Reports Record MBS Issuance in April Next: Easing Foreclosure Flood Fears Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago CoreLogic releases monthly reports on delinquencies and loan performance for U.S. mortgages. The company on Tuesday published data covering February 2021, which show a nationwide overall delinquency rate at 5.6%, a 2.1 percentage point increase from the previous month.Mortgage loan delinquency data is important to understanding the overall health of the mortgage market, note researchers at CoreLogic, who add that it is not unusual for the delinquency rate to increase after the holidays.“Some families that had overspent during the year-end holiday season, and then faced financial stress in the new year, may slip behind on a mortgage payment by February,” said CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft. “During each of the last five years, the 30-day delinquency rate moved higher from January to February. With economic conditions improving, we expect delinquency rates to move lower in coming months.”In its Loan Performance Insights Report, CoreLogic notes that government support throughout the pandemic, and improving employment rates have enabled more borrowers to remain current on their mortgages than would otherwise have occurred.While the overall delinquency inched up in February, the serious delinquency and foreclosure rates continued a sequential monthly decline that began in August, according to CoreLogic President and CEO Frank Martell.”Consumer confidence continues to rise as the economy roars back to life,” Martell said. “These factors bode well for housing fundamentals in 2021 and as far as the eye can see.”Broken down by stages, early (30-59 days) delinquencies sat at 1.5%, down from 1.8% the previous year.The share of mortgages 60 to 89 days past due was 0.5%, down from 0.6% in February 2020.The serious delinquency rate—defined as 90 days or more past due, including loans in foreclosure—was 3.7%, up from 1.2% in February 2020.Due to state and federal foreclosure moratoria still in place, the foreclosure inventory rate remains low at 0.3%, down from 0.4% in February 2020.Every U.S. state and nearly all metro areas logged increases in annual overall delinquency rates in February. Hawaii and Nevada (both up 4 percentage points) again logged the largest annual increase in overall delinquency rates in February, according to the report, which also breaks down delinquencies by state, available at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently has taken several actions to help prevent a wave of foreclosures and to help prepare servicers dealing with record-level delinquency numbers.Said CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio earlier this month, “More borrowers are behind on their mortgage than at any time since the height of the Great Recession … the latest data show that many borrowers are still hurting. The CFPB will continue to seek and actively respond to developments in the market, doing everything in our power to help families stay in their homes.”One CFPB rule under consideration would temporarily require servicers to enhance communications with borrowers who are delinquent or in forbearance, allow servicers to offer certain streamlined loan modification options to borrowers with COVID-19-related hardships, and require servicers to afford all borrowers a special pre-foreclosure review period. More information is available at Related Articles 19 days ago 732 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2021-05-11 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Experts Express Optimism About Delinquency Rate Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Experts Express Optimism About Delinquency Rate Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 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,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

‘Kumbh Mela Attendees Violating COVID19 Protocols’ : Plea In Supreme Court To Stop Mass Gatherings In Haridwar

first_imgTop Stories’Kumbh Mela Attendees Violating COVID19 Protocols’ : Plea In Supreme Court To Stop Mass Gatherings In Haridwar LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 April 2021 8:55 AMShare This – xA Public Interest Litigation(PIL) petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to stop mass gatherings in Haridwar city for the ongoing Kumbh Mela.The petition also highlights the threat posed by mass campaign rallies in poll-bound states like West Bengal and seeks directions to the Election Commission of India to take corrective steps.The petition filed by a Noida…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Public Interest Litigation(PIL) petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to stop mass gatherings in Haridwar city for the ongoing Kumbh Mela.The petition also highlights the threat posed by mass campaign rallies in poll-bound states like West Bengal and seeks directions to the Election Commission of India to take corrective steps.The petition filed by a Noida resident Sanjay Kumar Pathak says that lakhs of persons are attending Kumbh Mela without following the COVID-19 protocols regarding the wearing of face masks and maintanence of social distancing are posing a grave public health threat amid the second wave of the pandemic.”…there is no protocol in place to ensure devotees who get infected at Haridwar do not go on to spread the virus when they return to their home districts”, the plea says.It is said that between April 13 and 14, more than 1000 COVID-19 cases were reported in Haridwar. The head of Nirwani Akhada, who had participated in the mela, died on April 15 due to COVID-19.”Photos and videos from the event show that COVID-19 protocols like physical distancing and wearing masks are not being followed at the event. Blatant violations by the kumbh mela attendees were ignored despite the claim of respondent no.2 to take strict action against the violation of Covid guidelines. On the other hand, India reported 1,68,912 new cases of Corona positive”, the petition states.Even though the disease is spreading at a breakneck speed across the country, the Indian Railways is organizing special trains to facilitate the mass gathering for the Haridwar Kumb, says the petitioner.The petitioner alleges that Union of India, the State of Uttarakhand and the National Disaster Management Authority have not taken any steps to discourage the gathering at Haridwar, even though it was evident from the second week of March that a new surge of COVID-19 has started.The petitioner says that Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat was actively encouraging participation in the event, totally disregarding the pandemic threat.”Nobody will be stopped in the name of COVID-19 as we are sure the faith in God will overcome the fear of the virus”, the petition states as said by the Chief Minister.The petitioner says that front page advertisements were given in leading newspapers inviting people for the Kumbh Mela, with the picture of the Chairman of the NDMA(the Prime Minister), as a “token of approval”.The petitioner says that the Union Health Minister blamed the people for the COVID-19 surge saying that they “became very careless”.”The respondents are acting arbitrarily and illogically despite the surge of COVID-19 cases in India”, the plea says.”On the one hand, poor common man on the street is often punished and treated violently by the Police and executive authorities for individual violations of Covid-19 Rules and regulations in the name of strict enforcement, on the other hand, the authorities are not only permitting but facilitating and promoting congregation of people in the events like Kumbh-2021 and Election rallies. It is visibly clear that two separate and mutually inconsistent standards are being adopted by the authorities in dealing with the citizens of India. Police ki Lathi for the common man for Covid violations and celebration amidst the open mass violation of COVID-19 Protocol in full view, presence of and under the protection of authorities responsible for implementation of COVID-19 protocols”- from the petition.The petition seeks the following reliefs under Article 32 of the Constitution of India :Direct the Governments of Centre and Uttarakhand to immediately withdraw all advertisements inviting people to Haridwar for the Kumbh Mela,Direct Centre, Uttarakhand and NDMA to clear the mass gathering from the Haridwar city as soon as as possible and prescribe a safety protocol with respect to people who are returning from the Mela to their native places.Direct respondents not to encourage or promote any event inconsistent with the spirit of COVID-19 safety protocols.Direct Election Commission of India to strictly enforce COVID-19 guidelines in places where elections are going on.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Billionaire Ken Griffin parting with Faena House penthouses in Miami Beach at a loss

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Ken Griffin with Faena House at at 3315 Collins Avenue (Photos via Getty; Google Maps)Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin is bidding adieu to the ultra luxury Faena House in Miami Beach.Griffin sold his larger penthouse for $35 million and is in contract to sell his second penthouse, which is on the market for $12.5 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. He paid $60 million for both units in 2015. At the time, the sale was considered a record for residential real estate in South Florida, but both units were never combined.Even if Griffin, the founder and CEO of his Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel, sold the second penthouse at asking price, he would still sell the units at a loss of at least $12.5 million.Oren Alexander of Douglas Elliman represented the buyer and seller of the larger unit, a four-bedroom, 7,433-square-foot condo. Ryan Mendell of Maxwell E. Realty is representing Griffin in the sale of penthouse B, a three-bedroom, 4,243-square-foot unit.Alexander declined to comment on the deal. Mendell could not immediately be reached for comment.The 44-unit Faena House at 3315 Collins Avenue, was developed by Alan Faena and investor Len Blavatnik.In September, the condo association sued the developer, general contractor and subcontractors for a laundry list of alleged construction defects at the 17-story building, including a broken elevator in the penthouse, missing art, cracking in the concrete and chalky paint.Some owners at Faena House, including Griffin, also have opposed the planned development of a 250-foot tall tower next door, to be developed by developer Vlad Doronin and investor Blavatnik.Griffin, a Daytona Beach native, has been assembling land in both Palm Beach and Miami Beach where he’s planning to build multimillion-dollar waterfront mansions. His Chicago-based Citadel Securities began operating a temporary trading room in Palm Beach at the start of the pandemic.On Miami Beach’s Star Island, Griffin has likely spent about $95 million on four waterfront lots, most recently shelling out $25 million for 10 Star Island Drive.On the island of Palm Beach, Griffin has paid more than $350 million for land.He owns some of the most expensive residential properties around the world, including in Manhattan, Chicago and London. In 2019, he closed on a $240 million apartment at New York City’s 220 Central Park South, breaking the record for the most expensive residential transaction recorded in the U.S.Contact Katherine Kallergis TagsFaena HouseKen GriffinMiami Beach Full Name* Share via Shortlink Email Address*last_img read more