Light Comes to South Apopka

first_img July 6, 2016 at 10:14 am Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Long-awaited Adult Learning Center coming soonSouth Apopka struggled mightily this spring. Drug-related crime, death and shootings dominated the headlines for weeks. It was so grim, the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance formed a task force to fight the near-epidemic violence.Spring looked more like a dark, cold winter.But finally a green shoot of growth emerged in a small lot on 14th Street and South Central Avenue.A convenience store nearby to Phillis Wheatley Elementary School sold its property to The Orange County Public School System. The property is notorious for loitering, noise and criminal activity. But this dingy, windowless yellow building will make way for an adult education center. Neighborhood residents can use this facility to continue their education, earn high school diplomas, apply for jobs or take English courses.It’s a breath of fresh air to one of the poorest neighborhoods in Apopka. And one in dire need of some good news. Light has come to South Apopka.“After many years of diligent pursuit by our school board member Christine Moore, Orange County Public Schools is about to turn an eyesore into a community asset,” said Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “It bodes well for the future of South Apopka.”A three-year process comes to a happy endingMoore, who represents District 7 on the Orange County Public School Board (which includes all of Apopka), explained that this was a three-year process that nearly didn’t happen.“It all started in 2013 with a meeting between (OCPS Superintendent) Barbara Jenkins, leaders from the (South Apopka) Ministerial Alliance and myself,” she said. “We wanted to build a replacement school for Phillis Wheatley Elementary, but the consensus was that the convenience store had to go.”In 2014, Sate Senator Geraldine Thompson and then State Representative Bryan Nelson introduced legislation in the Florida Legislature to gain a grant to purchase the property. Nelson made sure  the grant made it onto the state budget, but then was termed-out of the Legislature. To close the process, a new sponsor would need to emerge.Moore reached out to newly elected Representative Jennifer Sullivan to be the sponsor. Sullivan was a first term 23-year-old home-schooled Lake County native, but she took the bull by the horns, according to Moore.With Sullivan and Thompson at the helm in Tallahassee, legislation passed and OCPS had their grant. The replacement school for Phillis Wheatley Elementary was completed two years later, but negotiations with the convenience store owner turned out to be more difficult than they expected. For months the two sides were nowhere close to coming to terms, and with a July 1st, 2016 deadline to close. It seemed the project was doomed, which meant the grant money would, once again, go back to the state.But in the final days, a deal emerged. OCPS paid over $400,000 for a property that appraised at less than $180,000, and the purchase took place before the deadline. OCPS will take ownership of the property on August 1st.“It was a three year, team effort that made the difference towards OCPS taking possession of the property for the adult education center,” said Moore. We look forward to the good it will do in the community.” How interesting that Ms. Moore wants to step forward to take credit for something that she had nothing to do with. What’s even more interesting is that her political client Mayor Kilsheimer who finances Moore as a consultant commends her when he does nothing for the community if its not related to big business. Couple of LOSERS!!!! I hope that community is smarter than this. Please enter your comment!center_img Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSBryan NelsonChristine MooreJennifer SullivanOCPSsouth apopka Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleOn This Day: John Lennon Meets Paul McCartney Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gary Thorningburglast_img read more

The Crusaders head into the semis with win over the Sharks

first_imgSaturday Jun 25, 2011 The Crusaders head into the semis with win over the Sharks The Canterbury Crusaders put in a strong second half performance to power away from the Sharks and take a convincing 36-8 win in Nelson, qualifying them for the Semi Finals of Super Rugby.It was a game that had all the makings of a classic, yet the poor handling from both sides amidst dewy conditions meant that progress was hampered and the game failed to flow for the most part. Early on the Sharks won the physical battle, but were the victims of their own demise as they coughed up the ball and failed to make real inroads into the final third.The Crusaders were typically composed, as they played the percentages and even when Dan Carter missed kicks uncharacteristically, they wore down their opponents and capitalised on their chances later in the match. “It took a bit of time, we knew that was going to be the case but the guys just stuck to it,” captain Kieran Read said after the game.Their was some controversy surrounding some of the calls from referee Bryce Lawrence, but the Sharks themselves will know that the challenge facing them over in New Zealand was a massive one. The home side now have to do a similar trek, as they will have to travel to Cape Town to face the Stormers in the semi final next weekend.“It’s just part of this journey these boys have created this season and we want to do well over there (in South Africa) and hopefully get another win under our belts.”Sharks captain Stefan Terblanche was gracious in defeat. “We would have liked to have gone on further but we came up against a championship team tonight.“They’ve had a lot of adversity, a lot of difficulty outside of rugby. For a team to come together the whole season, not to play one home game all season, well, the Sharks wish them all the very best,” he said, referring to the Crusaders not having a regular home ground. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left ruining costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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FMG Monte Alegre / Urbem Arquitetura

first_img Area:  590 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.+ 47 Share CopyHouses•Piracicaba, Brazil Brazil Photographs:  Favaro Jr. Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Houses ArchDaily 2014 FMG Monte Alegre / Urbem ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveFMG Monte Alegre / Urbem Arquitetura FMG Monte Alegre / Urbem Arquiteturacenter_img Projects Year:  Manufacturers: FF Armários Embutido, UAU Projetos, Vertz Iluminação, Via Metal EsquadriasStructure:WA EngenhariaHydraulics:KIT ProjetoElectrical:TechnotemaCity:PiracicabaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Favaro Jr.Recommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. The architectural project thought of a house that should provide plenty of space for a middle-aged couple that often hosts friends and family, spending most time with their kids and grandchildren.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.The edification was set in as suburban district, in an enclosed allotment, build upon three different lots that, when gathered, sums up to 1.740m². Even though the lots where unified, the occupation by the house was thought in a way that one of the lots kept unoccupied, making it possible to be commercialized forward on.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanThe view that surrounds the edification shows an old sugarcane factory, surrounded by native woods and the gorgeous Piracicaba River, main character in the city. The sight was one of the pillars when the team initiated the conception of the architectonic solution. Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.The entire house’s terrain was lifted-up, providing privacy without the need of higher visual barriers and guarantying the overwhelming surrounding view to the spectator that stands in the social area on the main pavement.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.The architects wanted to bring into the house all this gardens and abundant nature. In order to do this, the conception defined the edification in two main rectangular volumes, laying one on top of the other in the shape of a cross. This ways the building would provide the landscape views to every enclosed space.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.In the upper volume, there are three suites and a large TV room, established at the crossing point between both volumes. The lower volume gave place to an office, lavatory, laundry room and a home wine bar. Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.At some points, the lower volume needed covering. The solution given in these cases used green covering, providing gardens to the upper spaces as well.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.The upper volume projects itself beyond the lower one on both sides. In one side, held also by a concrete wall, the upper rectangle stands over a large living room while, underneath the other side, the garage and main access to the house take place.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.To overcome the structural difficulties, a mixed structure was the right choice, always exploring the material in its high qualities.Save this picture!Section ASave this picture!Section BConcrete walls, steel beams and tensors compose the structure that marks the façade with its own aesthetics, showing the bolts and welding on an industrial and contemporary look.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.The concrete elements show the molds, as well as the wood grains. The molds layout distribution were matrix to the dimensioning of the construction components like marble flooring, joints in the aluminum panels on the façade and distribution of luminaires, woodwork paintings and all interior design. Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.Concerned about the afternoon sun incidence on the west face of FMG Monte Alegre, the Urbem architects proposed an unusual solution. Practical, beautiful and of easy assembling, a cold camera panel, coated with aluminum compound was applied as walls on the west side, as well as a thick concrete wall providing thermos-acoustic coverage to the insides.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.The overall result is a house that brings the gardens and landscapes into its interior, highlighting its apparent structural solutions and large and integrated spaces with generous natural light.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.Project gallerySee allShow lessBIG-Designed Inflatable Pavilion Lights Up Roskilde FestivalArchitecture NewsBovero House / German MüllerSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791262/fmg-monte-alegre-urbem-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Urbem Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791262/fmg-monte-alegre-urbem-arquitetura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeUrbem ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPiracicabaBrazilPublished on July 13, 2016Cite: “FMG Monte Alegre / Urbem Arquitetura” [FMG Monte Alegre / Urbem Arquitetura] 13 Jul 2016. 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Valldata and Rapidata in partnership

first_imgValldata and Rapidata in partnership Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Management Rapidata Services plc Valldata AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9  102 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Howard Lake | 9 June 2016 | News Payment processing and fulfilment services companies Valldata and Rapidata have partnered under a newly formed holding company, VRD Group Ltd. The two charity specialist agencies will maintain their brands and service operations but work in partnership to offer their services.Regular giving and Direct Debit processing specialist Rapidata Services Plc was acquired this week by the same investors who two weeks ago backed the management buy-out of payment processing and fulfilment provider, Valldata Services Limited.The result is in effect a single donation processing and fulfilment service for charities. Valldata will focus on providing cash and card payment processing, campaign fulfilment and back office services, and Rapidata as a Bacs approved bureau specialising in Direct Debit collections, regular giving optimisation and online giving services.Existing client contracts and relationships will “continue unchanged”. There are very few mutual charity clients involved, but all were notified promptly this week.Scott Gray, managing director of Rapidata, which was established in 1997, said:“This buyout is good news for our clients, our staff and the wider sector. We will be working together to further invest in and enhance our offerings in supporting charities and not-for- profits.”He added: Advertisement  101 total views,  1 views today “I’m looking forward to working with Greg and Valldata in pooling our experience as we embark on a new journey. Valldata and Rapidata have both invested in and developed high-quality payment processing and fulfilment services for the charity sector. Partnering our businesses allows us to offer the sector’s most comprehensive range of complementary services for our charity clients.”Scott Gray on the partnership between Valldata and RapidataGreg Michael, Chief Executive, Valldata said:“The breadth of services that Valldata and Rapidata can offer together allows us to provide the most comprehensive and differentiated payment processing and campaign fulfilment service in the sector. It will allow us to do an even better job in serving the needs of our charity clients in undertaking their vital work.”The partnership follows a torrid year for many fundraising agencies that served the larger charities, following sustained criticism of some fundraising techniques and practices. Several established fundraising agencies closed as charity clients withdrew work in response to the media and political criticism, and over 1,000 fundraising agency staff lost their jobs.Acknowledging the unprecedented focus on relationships between charities and their agencies over the past year, Scott Gray commented:“It’s an incredibly positive time to be developing the next generation of agency services in this sector; we are operating in a new and more stringent regulatory climate and charities need to minimise risk while increasing efficiency in a responsible and accountable way”.The two private investors behind Valldata and Rapidata are said to have an interest in the charity sector. Although initially they will focus on consolidation, they have not ruled out further acquisitions. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Maya Angelou gave literary, political voice to African-American women

first_imgMaya AngelouYouth and students from successive generations were influenced by Maya Angelou’s widely read book, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” The autobiographical work addressed the formative years of the author, who died May 28 at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., at the age of 86.Angelou was born in St. Louis and later lived in Stamps, Ark., where she experienced and closely observed the system of racial segregation so prevalent in the U.S. She studied dance and drama at the San Francisco Labor School. At 14 she became the first African-American woman cable car conductor.Angelou continued studying dance and the arts, eventually landing a position in “Porgy and Bess.” The musical toured the Eastern European countries during the 1950s, when they were allied with the Soviet Union under socialism.According to her official biographical website, Angelou “studied modern dance with Martha Graham, danced with Alvin Ailey on television variety shows and, in 1957, recorded her first album, ‘Calypso Lady.’ In 1958, she moved to New York, where she joined the Harlem Writers Guild, acted in the historic Off-Broadway production of Jean Genet’s ‘The Blacks’ and wrote and performed ‘Cabaret for Freedom.’” (mayaangelou.com)While living and working abroad in the 1950s, Angelou read and studied, learning French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and the West African language Fanti. These experiences were chronicled in her autobiographical works and poetry.In 1960 she moved to Cairo, Egypt, and served as the editor of the Arab Observer. At this time Egypt was under the leadership of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, a co-founder of the Non-Aligned Movement in 1961. The country was a center of anti-colonial movements opposed to imperialism and Zionism.She settled in the West African state of Ghana in 1961. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah had led the former British colony from imperial domination to national independence between 1947 and 1957. Angelou was one of hundreds of expatriates known as the “Afro-American community” of the newly independent state.During this time she worked as a teacher in the School of Music and Drama at the University of Ghana. She also served as a feature editor of the African Review, a journal initiated by African- American writer and activist Julian Mayfield.Angelou wrote articles for Ghanaian Times, a newspaper that supported the Nkrumah government. Nkrumah and the Convention People’s Party, which he founded, were later overthrown in a CIA/State-Department-engineered coup on Feb. 24, 1966.One highlight of Angelou’s tenure in West Africa was that she met with Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik Shabazz) when he visited Ghana twice in 1964. Ghana under the CPP was the citadel of the Pan-African and socialist movements taking place in Africa and throughout the Diaspora. The first chapter of the Organization of Afro-American Unity, founded by Malcolm X in 1964, was formed in Ghana among the expatriate community. Angelou’s return to the U.S. coincided with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965 in New York City.Later she was asked by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to assist in the organization of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in northern states. In 1966 King launched efforts in Chicago to expand the Civil Rights movement to urban areas in the North.Profound literary, film legacyAfter returning to the U.S., Angelou was encouraged to put her life experiences down on paper. In 1970 she published “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” which gained international notoriety. Her subsequent autobiographical books related her personal development in the broader context of historical and social trends, from the Great Depression of the 1930s right through the mass upsurge of the African-American people beginning in the 1950s and continuing throughout the 20th century. Women of all nationalities were inspired by her work.Angelou was also highly recognized as a poet. Her “Still I Rise” is an inspiring piece in which she celebrates the courage of the human spirit over the harshest of personal and social obstacles. The poem, which Nelson Mandela read at his 1994 inauguration, is a testament to the power that exists within all human beings to rise above the most challenging circumstances.As a result of her literary work, Angelou was awarded an estimated 50 honorary degrees from various universities. At the time of her death she was the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.In addition to her poetry, dance and theater work, she was a writer and actor in numerous films, both featured and documentary. “The Black Candle,” directed by M.K. Asante and with original poetry and narration by Dr. Angelou, is an award-winning documentary that uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to celebrate the African-American experience.Angelou also directed “Down in the Delta,” which brings together an outstanding cast of stars in an inspiring story involving family life, community affairs and personal friendships. In the 1990s she provided prose in “Poetic Justice,” directed by John Singleton with lead actors Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson.“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” was turned into a film directed by Fielder Cook. Diahann Carroll, Esther Rolle and Ruby Dee starred in this feature-length story.Angelou has been eulogized by numerous newspapers and websites. A memorial service is scheduled on June 7 at Wake Forest University, which will be livestreamed. Her family and colleagues are preparing for additional commemorations to be held around the U.S.Angelou’s contributions to literature and social movements will remain as an inspiration to today’s youth as well as future generations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

MLK Day Parade aims at more than a legacy

first_imgJacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Linkedin Fort Worth boxing club prepares for Golden Gloves Facebook + posts Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Fort Worth Fire nationally ranked as Class-1 departmentcenter_img TAGSFort WorthMLK dayParade Friends, family join together to remember TCU student killed in boating accident printSmiling faces lined the street this morning as people watched the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade stretch from the Fort Worth Convention Center to the Courthouse downtown.The participants, including local high school bands, sorority and fraternity alumni and various activist groups, began their march up Houston Street and back down Main Street.Pamela Harmon, a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, proudly marched in the parade while waving her sorority banner overhead.“It was wonderful,” Harmon said. “There was a lot of participation.”The parade concluded with a gathering at Sundance Square in which several elected officials spoke briefly.State Representative Ramon Romero commented on the use of confederate flags Saturday morning in the Stock Show All Western Parade.“I saw injustice this weekend, as we walked along this same parade route, when people felt like it was alright to bring out the ‘stars and bars’ [Confederate flag],” Romero said. “Unfortunately, people in our own city have forgotten what that used to mean to so many.”Congressman Marc Veasey urged the audience to continue to be active citizens in the community with the tools available.“Let’s not forget what this day is about,” Veasey said. “Make sure we always go and vote; let’s keep the march for justice alive.”Many audience members joined in as Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks sang a portion of the Civil Rights Hymn, “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round.”The speeches were followed by performances from local high school bands that encouraged spectators to dance and clap along, and applause filled Sundance Square after each performance.Doris Smith, another member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, said why she believes the parade tradition is so important.“We want our future generations to realize that a price was paid for all the freedoms we enjoy,” Smith said. “So we are here every year.” Jacob Smith ReddIt Twitter Fort Worth’s art scene gets a little bigger with the opening of the Art Room Previous articleTCU alumna’s villainess role on ‘Bachelor’ might not be realityNext articleHorned Frogs come up just short against Texas Tech Jacob Smith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Twitterlast_img read more

Pasadena-based Parsons Awarded Ukraine Nuclear Security Program

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Parsons has been awarded a competitively bid task order under the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Cooperative Threat Reduction Integrating Contract II (CTRIC II) for the Ukraine Nuclear Security and Readiness Program. Under the program, Parsons will work with the Government of Ukraine to enhance security at its nuclear facilities and improve its readiness to respond to nuclear incidents.Parsons will serve as program manager, working with organizations within the Government of Ukraine and U.S. stakeholders to ensure that program requirements are met. Services include equipment assessments and procurement, facility upgrades to create emergency operations centers, and nuclear security training and exercises.“Parsons is pleased to be selected by DTRA to aid the Ukraine Government in securing its nuclear operations and improving its incident preparedness,” stated Mary Ann Hopkins, Parsons Group President. “This award builds on our portfolio of projects supporting the Global Nuclear Security group. We look forward to our continued collaboration with DTRA to make the world a safer place.”Parsons has successfully executed projects under the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program over the past 18 years, including projects in Russia, Armenia, Libya, and most recently in Jordan and Syria.Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com. Community News Business News Pasadena-based Parsons Awarded Ukraine Nuclear Security Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 11:00 amcenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

DS News Webcast: Thursday 8/28/2014

first_img DS News Webcast: Thursday 8/28/2014 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Report: Annual Rate of Home Sales Falling Next: Influential Leader in Housing Shines Light on Servicing Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago August 27, 2014 525 Views Subscribe 2014-08-27 Jordan Funderburk Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Foreclosure activity was down all over the nation in July, particularly in the area of foreclosure inventory – homes that are in any stage of the foreclosure process – where there was a 34.4 percent drop from July 2013, according to CoreLogic’s July 2014 National Foreclosure Report released earlier this week.CoreLogic reported a foreclosure inventory of about 640,000 for July 2014 compared to 976,000 in July 2013. Analysts believe that number could drop to as low as 500,000 by the end of the year based on current trends.In July 2014, there were approximately 45,000 foreclosures completed, a decline of 21.2 percent from July 2013. Month-over-month, the number of completed foreclosures fell by 8.5 percent. The number of completed foreclosures is dropping but still has a way to get back to its pre-2007 levels, before the decline of the housing market. The nation averaged about 21,000 completed foreclosures per month from 2000 to 2006. Since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, approximately 5.1 million foreclosures have been completed nationwide.Boosted by an increase in secondary market purchases and a decline in sales, Freddie Mac’s portfolio grew for the first time this year in July. In its July 2014 Monthly Volume Summary released on earlier this week, the mortgage giant reported 0.1 percent annualized growth in its total mortgage portfolio last month—a turnaround after six straight months of declines. Year-to-date, the portfolio’s annualized growth rate is minus 1.7 percent. As of July 31, Freddie Mac’s portfolio value was up still slightly under $1.9 trillion. About Author: Jordan Funderburk Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Thursday 8/28/2014 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

‘Heaven Sent’ children design postcards for soldiers

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The children at the Heaven Sent Learning Center in Troy joined Penny’s Postcard Posse and have been busy rounding up ideas for designs from their personalized fabric postcard that will be sent to American soldiers overseas.Twice each month, the children at Heaven Sent visit the Troy Public Library for story hour. Teresa Colvin, children’s librarian, said that, through stories, children learn about the world around them and the people that make the world go around.“Children need to learn early on the things that are important,” she said. “One of the most important things is patriotism. We want to instill in them pride in our country and an appreciation for those who defend and protect the freedoms that we enjoy.” Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “We talked about how, on that first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims and Indians all brought something to the table to share,” said Rogers, “Even though each person might have little to share, when they put everything together they had a huge feast. And, that’s what the children did. Each one brought something and, when we put everything together, we had a huge box of things to send to the soldiers.”Rogers said the children at Heaven Sent have learned that good things happen when people work together and share what they have.The postcards were finished and the gift box sealed on Monday. Garland will send the fabric postcards to Penny’s Postcard Posse and they will be shipped to the troops through that organization.The “care” package will be shipped through Soldiers Angels, a non-profit organization that provides ongoing support to American military men and women who are defending and protecting the freedoms that Americans cherish. Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 Skip ‘Heaven Sent’ children design postcards for soldiers Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 10:00 pm Monday, November 10, 2008 Print Article The idea behind the fabric postcards is that they can be folded and put in a soldier’s pocket or in his or her backpack.“These are postcards that can be kept as reminders that we support our troops,” Garland said.The children from Heaven Sent Learning Center worked on their postcards for the troops during three visits to the library. Not only did they learn about the soldiers who keep their country safe, they also learned the connection between what they are doing for the soldiers and the first Thanksgiving.Claudette Rogers, Heaven Sent director, said the children looked beyond the postcards to what they could do for the troops. They wanted to send a gift basket to the soldiers so they could have a happy Thanksgiving, too. You Might Like Storyteller Adams set for Christmas performance Sheila Kay Adams will return to the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge as the featured performer in the “Christmas… read more By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content An opportunity to do just that came when Gloria Garland, a volunteer with the Troy Public Library, suggested a Penny’s Postcard Posse “art” project in which fabric postcards are designed as morale boosters and tangible support of the troops.Garland learned about Penny’s Postcard Posse from an article in a quilting magazine.“Penny’s Postcard Posse began rounding up fabric postcards to send to the troops in Iraq for the 4th of July in 2006,” Garland said. “She wanted to do something to let the soldiers know that there are thousands of folks here in the United States who appreciate what they are doing.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

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first_img Previous Article Next Article … in briefOn 3 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. This week’s news in briefInvestment decline The prolonged decline in UK business investment has continued into the thirdquarter of 2002, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.Business investment fell by 2.8 per cent between the second and third quartersof 2002 – the seventh consecutive drop – with the decline 12.4 per centcompared to the same quarter last year.  www.statistics.gov.ukStress law welcome More than three-quarters of staff support legislation to help reduce stress,according to a report by the CIPD. A quarter of the 1,000 employees polled saytheir job is very stressful, with stress highest in the public sector,particularly the NHS and local government. Legislation to reduce stressincludes the introduction of work councils, limiting working hours and theright for staff to claim work-related stress damages.  www.cipd.co.ukUK students miss out UK students are missing out on top jobs in Europe because they lack theskills or the right attitude, a new study claims. The survey of 5,000 students acrossEurope reveals that the British are less likely to speak a foreign language,and less inclined to leave friends to work abroad. Just 36 per cent of Britishstudents believe they have what it takes to succeed abroad, compared to 63 percent Europe-wide.  www.hobsons.co.ukLas Vegas winner The winner of the recent CBA Recruitment/PersonnelToday.com competition towin a holiday in Las Vegas has been drawn at random and is Alison Campbell, HRmanager at Thames Water. Alison wins four nights in Las Vegas, staying at theworld famous Sahara Hotel. Congratulations to Alison, and our thanks to CBARecruitment for their generous sponsorship.  www.cbarecruitment.com Comments are closed. last_img read more