Tuition fee cap is set to be axed

first_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com Monday 11 October 2010 10:02 pm KCS-content whatsapp Share THE cap on university tuition fees should be abolished but graduates should be spared from having to repay them until they earn a minimum of £21,000 a year.These are the key recommendations that will be put forward by Lord Browne, the former BP chief executive, in his much-anticipated report into the funding of higher education, which will be published this morning. Currently tuition fees are capped at £3,290 per year while graduates are required to make repayments on fees once they begin to earn £15,000.Lord Browne will recommend that while the cap on tuition fees should be removed, a tapered levy should be introduced on those universities that charge more than £6,000 a year, effectively penalising those institutions that choose to do so. The report, which will be warmly welcomed by the Conservatives, is likely to cause their Liberal Democrat coalition partners some discomfort. In the run up to the election,?deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg signed a pledge to vote against any fee hikes, along with all 57 Lib?Dem MPs.However, advisers to Clegg say he thinks he can sell a “radical” alternative to the status quo to his MPs. And Prime Minister David said he was confident of getting the reforms through the House of Commons. “I may be speaking too early but the signs are good,” he said yesterday. center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Show Comments ▼ Tuition fee cap is set to be axed Tags: NULLlast_img read more

City Council goes back to the drawing board on recreation fees

first_img Carrie Wiercioch Before a standing-room-only crowd, the City Council took the first steps in reviewing the recreation fees for use of recreation facilities in Apopka. The crowd, mostly parents, volunteers, and supporters of youth sports, was vocal and emotional about the idea of being charged to utilize the recreation facilities that they have never been charged for in the past.“This has been a topic of discussion since I became mayor two years ago,” said Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “This is about setting the city up for success for the future.”It was a theme he would return to later in the discussion.Several speakers and representatives from youth sports leagues expressed their concerns.“Apopka has a tremendous reputation for youth sports,” said Ed Walls, President of The Apopka Youth Sports Association. “We have 300 families and 100 volunteers involved every year. A city with a 90-million dollar budget needs to charge children’s programs? Really? There should be no fees. We think the city should put money into these programs. It will create a severe setback. Many of our volunteers have become like extended family to these children.”Melessa Handy, Vice President of The Pop Warner Football League, pointed out the fragile makeup of the families that might be effected by additional fees to the league.“We have several at risk kids or kids with a parent being incarcerated or in a single parent home. We’ve had many children who lost parents. And there are many other stories like this. This is who we serve in Pop Warner. These are the families we will have to turn to for funds to pay these extra charges.”The Apopka Lacrosse Club paid $1,085 for use of the Northwest Recreation Complex during the spring season. However their Vice President Susie O’ Keefe is not as concerned with fees as she is with access to the fields.“I’m not the enemy of Pop Warner,” she said. “I love football too. I came here for fairness of fields. Out of town teams get priority over us. All I’m asking is for fairness. We don’t get benefits like other leagues do, but we still pay to play.”After the emotionally charged public comments concluded, it was clear the City Council wanted more time to consider their options.We are co-mingling ideas here,” said Commissioner Kyle Becker. “The idea of money and the idea of scheduling equitable times of our resources. I would like to see a concerted effort to schedule Lacrosse, Pop Warner, Baseball…from a Lacrosse standpoint, I’m told they have never hosted a home game. And that’s a shame. I think we need to take some baby steps here. I don’t think this kind of blanket fee scheduling would be appropriate.”“I was unaware of the fee schedule,” said Commissioner Diane Velazquez. “And I was unaware of how much you (youth sports) give to this community. I think we need to go back to the drawing board, because what is important is our kids. But to be fair to the City, to the taxpayers… we have to find a balance, a middle ground, and that’s what we have to work at. And today you are making us work for that”“The value added from youth sports comes back to the city,” said Commissioner Doug Bankson. “This is a part of the fabric of the community. I think youth sports in Apopka are absolutely invaluable. I’m thinking about what are the solutions? Whether it be grants, or to go and appeal to community organizations or churches to get involved. Utilizing the (John Land) Trust. That was its initial purpose. I’m glad we’re getting past the bad part of that and getting to the good part. Some good changes are happening there that is going to start moving it forward.”“Being a teacher for 40 years I understand the plight parents are up against, said Commissioner Billie Dean. “I wish we could do what they want, but it’s not the right time, because we already set the budget. In October we can come up with a workable and feasible mechanism to defray these fees. But you can’t have your cake and eat it too. We want to have low taxes, but we want the city to pay for everything too. I love kids; if I didn’t I wouldn’t have went into education, but you cant do everything. The City has to run on a budget. And I don’t want to be assassinated when I say this, but we can’t have all the things without taxes. I’m just being realistic.”“We have 20 leagues that are paying fees already,” said Kilsheimer. “And I would dare say those parents feel just as strongly about the mission they are delivering to their children as the parents in Pop Warner do. And everybody who spoke here is absolutely right. The amount of time that parents and volunteers put into these leagues… it’s almost Herculean. And it’s inspiring. It’s really a remarkable story. But I will ask the question again… How are we going to set up the City for success in the future?”Kilsheimer concluded the Council’s remarks with a balanced approach to future discussions about recreation fees.“So where we are now is that two leagues get essentially free use of the fields. That worked for many, many years, and it was because Apopka was a small town and in a small town environment arrangements like that can be made and everyone kind of buys into it. It becomes ‘the way things are done’. But we’re looking at a city that is growing, and the decisions we make today about how we operate our recreation leagues are going to set a precedent for the people who come after us. I think the idea of baby steps is a good concept. The idea of going back to the drawing board is a worthy concept. But this is not a decision we can shy away from. We can’t not do it.At the end of the discussion, the Council chose to revisit this issue at a Council/Staff workshop in the near future. May 6, 2016 at 11:08 am UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply TAGScity councilRecreation Fees Previous articleSammie Smith Inspires a Sold-Out Apopka Prayer BreakfastNext articleState Representative Jennifer Sullivan Appoints New District Aide Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I don’t have all the facts, but I believe what I am understanding is that some are having to pay, and some are not, for use of the fields. If that is the case, then those not paying should have to pay. The fields are operating at a loss. That is a fact. The city taxpayers are the ones who pay the difference of what is took in, and paid out, bottom line. Every taxpayer does not use the fields. The fees collected are user fees, for those who use the fields. So who should pay? I am sorry, but it is the ones not paying now, who should pay, and I know that is a very unpopular thing to say. Yes, the youth need to be kept busy. They say they need and want the sports, and I am certain it is of utmost importance to them. Ways should be looked at to cut down on the money spent on the field’s upkeep. I am certain there is some way they can find to cut down on the upkeep of the fields. Specialty dirt, for one. Also does not need to be replaced so often. Maybe charge for parking. Maybe try to get sponsors. Otherwise, I feel they all will have to pay, sorry, I cannot see no one paying, and the taxpayers paying it all. Otherwise the taxpayers will have to foot the bill, like what is happening partially now, since the fields are operating at a loss. Police, fire, streets, lighting, water, sewer are of more priority to regular citizens than recreation, although recreation is important too, just not the main priorities. Also the fields availability and accessibility should be equal to all the different sporting groups regardless of the sport involved. Reply center_img I have been involved in little league and Babe Ruth Softball since it was off Rock Springs Road ..the little league doing so well at the Little league World Series is how we got the fields of fame …I have paid every year and when also participating in travel ball ..we pay to rent the fields and use of lights ..10.00 per parent per week on top of the fees and dues …uniforms and etc..if you just drive up to the fields and park and use the restroom and watch your kids play for free ..well ..that isn’t right …it is a good cause and I pay every season .. 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Josh Groban, Joan Baez and Jerry Dammers: latest artists to join Nelson Mandela at 90th birthday concert

first_img 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.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Events Josh Groban, Joan Baez and Jerry Dammers: latest artists to join Nelson Mandela at 90th birthday concert LONDON HYDE PARK, 6:30pm, Friday June 27Multi-million selling classical pop singer Josh Groban, legendary folk rock singer Joan Baez, and a special appearance by Jerry Dammers, one of the organisers of Artists Against Apartheid and Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday concert and whose song ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ became a banner for the 80’s anti-apartheid movement in UK, are further highlights added to the forthcoming Nelson Mandela 90th birthday concert taking place in London’s Hyde Park on the evening of Friday June 27.These additional artist appearances were announced today by the concert organisers who said, “these three artists hold a special place with Nelson Mandela.”The announcement comes only a week after singer Amy Winehouse confirmed she was adding her voice to those who will show their support for Mr Mandela and his 46664 organisation by taking part.The three newly confirmed artists will join a performance line-up that already includes Queen + Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox, Simple Minds, Leona Lewis, Sugababes, Dame Shirley Bassey and Razorlight, along with more than a dozen of Africa’s most highly regarded artists including Johnny Clegg, Soweto Gospel Choir and Papa Wemba.The 90th birthday evening concert now boasts an extraordinary roster of some of the most important artists of the twenty years which have passed since London first came together to call for Mr Mandela’s release with the 70th birthday concert on June 11, 1988.A virtual who’s who of music history, the artists performing for the celebration of Mr Mandela’s 90th birthday account for multi millions of record sales across recent years and in their diversity reach out across popular music fans across all ages and music preferences.“The 46664 message is one that needs to be heard in every corner of the world. These artists between them reach into every one of our communities – upholding Mr. Mandela’s message that HIV AIDS is not a local issue, but a universal one”, said a spokesman for 46664.Jerry Dammers and Josh Groban both have existing links with Mr Mandela and the causes he has addressed in his years as one of the world’s most revered statesmen. Jerry Dammers was instrumental in staging 1988’s Nelson Mandela 70th birthday concert. Josh Groban, who emerged the biggest selling recording artist in the US last year, is already an Ambassador for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 organisation, appointed by Mr Mandela when the two met in South Africa in 2004. Inspired by that meeting, Groban established the Josh Groban Foundation to help children in South Africa through education, healthcare and Arts. His 2007 ‘Noel’ Christmas album featured the African Children’s Choir.Joan Baez provided one of the most influential voices of the 1960’s folk rock era and has continued to do so in the years that have followed. Along with Bob Dylan, her songs have defined generations of peaceful protest against various political issues.Made possible through the support of Live Nation, the Royal Parks, and the generosity of the private sector including Mercedes-Benz, Zain and Investec, British Airways, Samsung, Intercontinental Hotels, and The Westbury, the June 27 concert proceeds will benefit Nelson Mandela’s HIV AIDS charity 46664 that he founded in 2002.The three and a half hour 46664 Concert Honouring Nelson Mandela at 90 begins at 6:30pm Friday June 27.Remaining tickets for the concert are available from www.46664.com or through Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or Ticketmaster ticket line: 0870 534 4444.General admission tickets are £65.00 (plus booking fees).For press images go to: http://www.46664.com/pressTo apply for accreditation go to: www.46664.com/accreditationFor more information:Event PR – TV/Radio and International MediaThe PR Contact:UK International OfficeHoward Abernethy. 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The car with the star also has an excellent reputation with regard to quality, value for money and customer satisfaction.ZAIN (http://www.zain.com)Zain is a leading emerging markets player in the field of telecommunications aiming to become one of the top ten mobile groups in the world by 2011. Zain was established in 1983 in Kuwait as the region’s first mobile operator. Since 2003, it has grown significantly becoming the 4th largest telecommunications company in the world in terms of geographic presence with a footprint in 22 countries spread across the Middle East and Africa providing mobile voice and data services to over 45.7 million active customers (as at 31 March 2008).INVESTEC (http://www.investec.com/ )Investec is an international specialist banking group that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a niche client base in 12 countries. The group was established in 1974 and currently has approximately 6000 employees.Investec focuses on Private Banking, Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Asset Management and Property Activities. Howard Lake | 6 June 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Eight Hoosier lawmakers named AFBF Friend of Farm Bureau

first_img Late Tuesday Indiana Farm Bureau announced that eight members of Indiana’s congressional delegation have been named “Friend of Farm Bureau,” an award given by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).Indiana’s recipients are Sen. Dan Coats, Sen. Joe Donnelly, Rep. Jackie Walorski, Rep. Todd Rokita, Rep. Susan Brooks, Rep. Luke Messer, Rep. Larry Bucshon and Rep. Todd Young.“We are extremely pleased that AFBF agreed with our nominations for the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award for members of the 113th Congress,” said Don Villwock, president of Indiana Farm Bureau.  “Each of these lawmakers has listened to, and worked closely with, Farm Bureau members on policy issues that impact farms in Indiana and across the nation.”Being named a “Friend of Farm Bureau” is based on a lawmaker’s voting record on AFBF’s priority issues, the number of bills that a legislator has sponsored and co-sponsored and taking a leadership role for Farm Bureau on priority issues.Source: IFB Home Indiana Agriculture News Eight Hoosier lawmakers named AFBF Friend of Farm Bureau Facebook Twitter Previous articleBetter Soybean Quality for Better DemandNext articleIowa Cellulosic Stakeholders Make RFS Case in Letter to President Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Eight Hoosier lawmakers named AFBF Friend of Farm Bureau SHARE SHARE By Andy Eubank – Sep 9, 2014 last_img read more

Students, faculty and administration seek to improve TCU experience for students of color

first_imgTwitter Move to end DACA is met with protest TCU community reflects on suicide prevention at vigil Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025 How the TCU gender ratio affects campus hookup culture + posts Tamera Hyatte Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ printSome students associate the “TCU experience” with community, activities, and fireworks; but for many students of color, issues arise– issues students, faculty and administration plan to improve through better representation, inclusiveness and dialogue.Dr. Lynn Hampton, a professor in the department of sociology and anthropology and member of the executive committee for the comparative race and ethnic studies, said representation is one of the key issues students of color face.“You tell students that you believe in them, they’re capable and they can do anything and major in anything and be ethical leaders,” Hampton said. “But it’s hard to be what you don’t see.”According to the 2017 TCU Fact Book, 13 percent of students identify as Hispanic or Latino, 5.5 percent identify as Black or African American, 3.1 percent identify as Asian, 0.8 percent identify as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2 percent identify as Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander,  and 0.7 percent identify as Multi-Ethnic.There are currently no statistics on the faculty demographics for 2017, but according to the 2016 TCU Fact Book 18 professors, 30 associate professors and 35 assistant professors identified as non-white.TCU statistics on students and facultyVenngage InfographicsHampton, who went to a predominantly white undergrad and graduate institution as a student, teaches honors and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) classes. Hampton said these courses differ drastically in terms of the demographics in the classroom. She described her CRES 10103 class as a “very racially mixed classroom” and her cultural context zone honors class as a “homogeneous classroom.”CJ Ervin, a first-year CRES major and a community scholar, said his interactions with non-minority students have been challenging.“I noticed all those students of color that went to eat at the BLUU always ate on the outside of the areas that we’re allowed to eat while most of the non-students of color sat in the center,” he said. “That was probably my first taste of the climate here on campus.”He also said he has encountered racially insensitive incidents, including a student mocking another student’s Hispanic culture and white students using the “n” word in his presence. He said he once heard an acquaintance say he felt community scholars receive full scholarships because they are students of color.Ervin is also a SGA representative for the Class of 2021, who is seeking to propose initiatives on diversity and inclusion to better the TCU experience for every student.“If we’re collectively not seeking new ways actively, on a regular basis to improve the student experience for all people I feel like we’re not doing anything productive,” he said. “We’re being counterproductive.”Shanel Alexander, a senior political science major and one of the organizers of the list of demands presented last fall, said her outlook on TCU changed when she was called the “n” word off of University Drive on her first day of classes as a transfer student.“I just don’t want to be made to feel like I’m the other,” she said. “There’s no point, especially since we’re all supposed to be one big Frog Family. I mean it’s kind of the opposite of that being a minority here.”Alexander said there needs to be more interaction among students, faculty and administration to improve inclusiveness and diversity on campus.“There seems to be a huge disconnect between where the administration thinks we are and where students perceive us to be,” Hampton said. “We have diverse bodies, but we’re not an integrated institution in terms of how we interact with one another.”Ervin said in order to create integration on campus, TCU needs to start dialogues about differences. Hampton said classrooms are a good place to foster these discussions.“Those conversations have to start in the classroom because that’s the contained atmosphere,” Hampton said. “That’s the environment where students feel safe. They feel comfortable. They can engage. They can have questions.”Ervin, who participated in a discussion about the film “Get Out,” said low participation in campus-wide events of that nature continues to be a problem.“If we were having a school-wide discussion, why is it that out of 50 people that were there, only one of them didn’t look like the minority students that go here?” he asked.Dr. Darron Turner, the Chief Inclusion Officer, said the university is working to implement such dialogue into the curriculum, instead of keeping it as participatory.“When it becomes part of your curriculum, it becomes part of the conversation,” he said. “I want to see it be a part of what we do on a normal basis, not just a selection of, ‘Oh, I want to go participate in that conversation.’”Dr. Turner who works with the Diversity Equity and Inclusion committee, and a campus bias response team that will go into effect next January, said these groups are set in place to work on improvements and development on these matters.“I think the main thing is for students to know that they have a place they can come and register their concerns,” Turner said. “We want students to have a good experience.”Hampton said there is more work to be done on inclusivity on a structural and institutional level at TCU.“I’m hopeful that is where we’re going to be moving in the future,” she said.center_img Linkedin Facebook Previous articleWheelchair challenge creates a sense of empathy for Fort Worth Country Day studentsNext articleHoroscope: December 1, 2017 Tamera Hyatte RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Brite Divinity continues to promote proclaiming pride Linkedin ReddIt Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Tamera Hyatte is a senior journalism major with a minor in women and gender studies from Anaheim, CA. 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Spate of abductions of Libyan journalists

first_img Help by sharing this information to go further LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts Organisation February 23, 2021 Find out more Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Follow the news on Libya Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Reporters Without Borders condemns the steadily mounting violence against media personnel in Libya, including yesterday’s abduction of four journalists in two separate incidents in the capital, Tripoli. Reporters Without Borders said.In the first of yesterday’s two incidents, three journalists with state-owned Al-Wataniya TV who are normally based in the southern city of Sabha – photographers Faddan Hussein Al-Sakit and Ibrahim Saeed Abdelda’im and reporter Ibrahim Abdelkader Rieda – were kidnapped on Tripoli’s airport road after being sent to the capital. The TV station has received no news of them since their abduction.Younes Ali Younes, the editor of the Tripoli-based state-owned newspaper Tarablus and a journalist with the government news agency LANA, was kidnapped yesterday evening as he left a café in the capital’s Zawiyat Al-Dahmani district.Agence France-Presse quoted LANA’s managing editor as saying “five men in military dress aboard a white vehicle took him to an unknown destination.” Younes was released this afternoon but so far no details have emerged about the circumstances or motive of his abduction.On 5 February, masked gunmen opened fire on the Benghazi bureau of the privately-owned satellite TV station Libya Likul Al-Ahrar and set fire to its satellite transmission truck, without causing any injuries. Employees of the station have been the targets of attacks in the past and bureau chief Khadija El-Emaime narrowly escaped a murder attempt in August.Four armed men who are supposedly from official armed forces kidnapped Mohamed Al-Srit, the Benghazi bureau chief of privately-owned Al-Assima TV, at midnight on 5 February and released him at around 10 a.m. the next morning. Srit said he was insulted, roughed up and accused of not being a real journalist and of reporting false information, especially about the Libyan armed forces. His phone’s SIM card was also confiscated.Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried by the situation in Libya three years after the start of the uprising against the Gaddafi dictatorship and urges the authorities to do everything possible to improve the environment in which the country’s journalists work.It is in every Libyan’s interest to ensure that media personnel can work safely, without fear of being threatened, attacked, kidnapped or murdered.On the eve of constituent assembly elections, Reporters Without Borders points out that freedom of information is a fundamental right that must be respected if a real democracy and the rule of law are to be established in Libya.center_img News On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom February 12, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Spate of abductions of Libyan journalists News June 24, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

SIPTU calls for receiver to be appointed to Andersen Ireland Ltd

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp SIPTU has called on the Ulster Bank to appoint a receiver to Andersen Ireland Ltd in order to assess what prospects exist of maintaining jobs at the custom jewellery manufacturing plant in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick.SIPTU Organiser, Denis Gormalley, said: “This Wednesday, SIPTU learned that Andersen Ireland Ltd is to move to put the company into court appointed liquidation. This move would likely be the final death knell for the plant. Separately, some small but significant progress had been made with State agencies in attempting to find a new owner. If the liquidation goes ahead this will have proven to be futile.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Instead of proceeding with the plant’s liquidation SIPTU is calling on Ulster Bank, the company’s main business creditor, to appoint a receiver to the company. This would be a good news story for the banking sector as its intervention could result in the survival of the plant and its associated jobs.”He added: “SIPTU representatives met with the parent company on Monday (15thSeptember) to discuss prospects to save jobs and to negotiate the best possible package for those workers facing redundancy.“However, the parent company has failed to make any commitments to the future or staff at the plant. The workers feel that this faceless overseas management has shown no decency or respect to them and their families. It hasgiven no consideration to the consequences of the decision to close the plant without pursuing all possible avenues to maintain its operation.” Print Advertisement Facebookcenter_img NewsBreaking newsSIPTU calls for receiver to be appointed to Andersen Ireland LtdBy admin – September 19, 2013 547 Linkedin Email Previous articleBoy missing from HSE care turns up at Garda stationNext articleBell X1 play Limerick’s Live at the Big Top on Friday adminlast_img read more

BNY Mellon Sees Jump in Earnings for Q3

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago During Q3 2017 Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon) reported a net income of $983 million, or $0.94 per diluted common share. The bank is up year-over-year (in Q3 2016 the bank reported a net income of $974 million per diluted common share) as well as quarter-over-quarter (the bank reported $926 million in common net income in Q2 2017).In addition to a jump in earnings, during the third quarter the bank also saw a change in leadership, with newly appointed CEO Charles W. Scharf.”Since arriving in July, I have been spending time with clients, regulators, business leaders, and employees, listening and learning.  Based on what I have seen, I like our business model and what we do,” Scharf said. “While satisfied with our progress, our leadership team is not satisfied with our performance, as we see further opportunities to drive revenue growth and increase our efficiencies. We will do this while maintaining our strong capital position and continuing to deliver high returns to our shareholders.”Total revenue for the quarter showed a two percent year-over-year increase to $4.02 billion with BNY Mellon returning more than $900 million to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends. The bank had a $6 million provision for credit losses during this time.In terms of mortgage performance, as of September 20, 2017, BNY Mellon had $80 million in nonperforming residential mortgages, compared to $84 million the previous quarter and $91 million at the end of December 2016. Overall, nonperforming assets decreased by $6 million compared with June 20, 2017 and 13 million compared with December 31, 2016.”Our third quarter performance was consistent with our expectation and some areas showed reasonable growth, such as asset servicing, clearing services and investment management.  Other areas underperformed, such as depositary receipts, which also reduced foreign exchange trading revenue,” Scharf said.”Our third quarter performance was consistent with our expectation and some areas showed reasonable growth, such as asset servicing, clearing services and investment management.  Other areas underperformed, such as depositary receipts, which also reduced foreign exchange trading revenue,” he continued. BNY Mellon Sees Jump in Earnings for Q3 in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Foreclosure Distress to Impact Political Views? Next: Paradatec Announces One-Day Blind Test for Mortgage Files Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Staff Writer October 23, 2017 1,312 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Bank of New York Mellon BNY of Mellon Charles W. Scharf Earnings Mortgage Performance Q3 third quarter 2017-10-23 Staff Writer Home / Daily Dose / BNY Mellon Sees Jump in Earnings for Q3 Related Articles Tagged with: Bank of New York Mellon BNY of Mellon Charles W. Scharf Earnings Mortgage Performance Q3 third quarter Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Pike BOE approves budget, staff for rec program

first_img Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Monday, February 11, 2013 Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Pike County Board of Education approved the budget and staff for its operation of the Brundidge Recreation Department at its Monday meeting.The board approved the recommendations of Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, for the staffing of the recreation department. Willie Wright, Pike County High School principal, will director of the city’s recreation programs. Fred Holland will be in charge of the recreation baseball program and Karie Stripland will lead the softball program.“Registration for the city summer recreation program is underway and we have already signed up 100 (young people) for the baseball and softball programs,” Bazzell said. “We will be working to get the summer recreation program up and running and have several options to consider.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… SFC Aaron Young was granted approval to attend the JROTC School of Cadet Command Instructor Training Course March 24-29 at Fort Knox, Ky. The training will be paid for by JSOCC and there will be no cost to the Pike County School Board.The board approved the request for Kelly Pritchett-Mullins to take the cow show team students to attend the District and State Steer and Heifer shows March 7-9 in Montgomery. Expenses will be paid with FFA fundraiser money.Approval was granted for Mike Johnson to attend the indoor/outdoor LED lighting school in Conyers, Ga., Feb. 25 and 26. There will be no cost to the district.Brooke Terry was granted approval to attend the Child Nutrition Director’s Spring Conference and the Alabama School Nutrition Association’s meeting in Huntsville March 7-9. Expenses will be paid by the Child Nutrition Program. Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img The board also approved the request for Aretha Jackson, Carolyn Wilson, Lucille Taylor, Deborah Sessions, Virginia Rodgers, Sara Wilson, Kendra Harden and Sylvia Green to attend the Alabama School Nutrition Association’s meeting March 8 and 9. All expenses will be paid by the Child Nutrition ProgramIn personnel action, the board approved the catastrophic leave request of Angela Long from March 18 through May 10.The board accepted the resignation of Linda Smith as school bus driver effective Feb. 27.The board approved Bazzell’s recommendation concerning discipline of a certified employee. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike BOE approves budget, staff for rec program By Jaine Treadwell The board gave approval for Bazzell to accept the winning bid for Cellular Phone Service and Voice Over IP Telephone Services and also to sign the contract for those two services before the e-rate filing window closes. The bids will be opened on March 14.The board also gave its approval for the Troy-Pike Center for Technology to donate the Hyundai automobile to the automotive department of Smiths Station High School. Smiths Station will be responsible for all expenses of relocating the car.The request for Carrie Rigdon, Pike County High School art teacher, to take 40 students and five or six chaperones to the High Museum in Atlanta on April 18 was approved. The students will cover the costs of the trip. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Troopers identify drivers involved in Wednesday crash Alabama State Troopers have yet to identify the cause of a traffic accident that occurred Wednesday evening at the intersection… read more Book Nook to reopen Email the authorlast_img read more

A timeline of Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace to rape charges

first_imgSteven Ferdman/Getty Images(NEW YORK CITY) — Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein turned himself into police Friday morning in New York to face rape and sexual abuse charges before being released on bail.But just six months ago, Weinstein was one of the biggest power players in Hollywood. Then, it all came crashing down.Weinstein has maintained his innocence since late last year, with his representation stating time and again, “Any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein … Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.”So how did the 66-year-old go from Oscar winner to pariah, who will now face possible jail time if convicted?Here’s a look at how everything went down:Oct. 5 – The New York Times runs the first story“Harvey Weinstein paid off sexual harassment accusers for decades,” was the headline of an explosive story in the Times, alleging that several women had over nearly three decades accused the producer of sexual harassment or unwanted physical contact.Weinstein admitted wrongdoing in a statement to ABC News at the time and revealed that he’d be taking a leave of absence from his company.But he also fired back at the Times through his attorney, Charles Harder, who said the newspaper story is “saturated with false and defamatory statements.”Oct. 8 – Weinstein outAs more victims took to social media and to other news outlets to share their stories of alleged abuse at the hands of the producer, Weinstein’s very own company decided to cut ties with him.“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,” a statement from the company’s board of directors to ABC News said.Oct. 10 – “Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories”A second explosive story written by Ronan Farrow was published in The New Yorker. The piece featured a number of Weinstein’s accusers — including Asia Argento, Lucia Evans and Mira Sorvino — sharing their stories of alleged abuse and harassment. At that point, the number of accusers against the producer had climbed into the dozens.Oct. 10 – Weinstein’s wife speaks out, leaves himIn a statement to People magazine, Georgina Chapman, the producer’s wife of 10 years, announced she is leaving her husband.“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time,” she told the magazine.Oct. 14 – Expelled from the academy, more bans to followFollowing the mounting allegations against him, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel Weinstein.“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy,” the organization said in a statement.A couple weeks later, Weinstein was banned for life from the Producers Guild of America on Oct. 30.Nov. 3 – NYPD looking into WeinsteinThe New York Police Department told the media that there is enough evidence to arrest Weinstein for rape but that no warrant has been issued.The chief of detectives said that though “we have an actual case” and there may be probable cause to arrest Weinstein, there was not yet enough information to seek an arrest warrant.Nov. 15 – Weinstein sued for assaultAn unnamed actress filed a lawsuit against Weinstein and The Weinstein Co. alleging that the disgraced media mogul sexually assaulted her twice.The complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by attorney Gloria Allred on behalf of “Jane Doe,” alleges sexual battery and assault by Weinstein.Jan. 10 – Weinstein slapped by patron during dinnerWhile living in Arizona, out of the spotlight weeks after the scandal broke, Weinstein was slapped in the face by a patron during dinner.After slapping the producer in the face twice, the man yells, “You’re such a piece of s— for what you did to these women.”April 30 – Ashley Judd sues WeinsteinJudd, one of Weinstein’s accusers, files a lawsuit against him, claiming that he damaged her career by blocking her from getting major movie roles in retaliation for turning down his advances.“I lost career opportunity. I lost money. I lost status and prestige and power in my career as a direct result of having been sexually harassed and rebuffing the sexual harassment,” Judd said. “My career opportunities, after having been defamed by Harvey Weinstein, were significantly diminished.”May 25 – Weinstein turns himself inWeinstein turned himself into police to face rape and sexual misconduct charges, before being released on $1 million cash bail.“Today’s charges reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. “I thank the brave survivors who have come forward, and my office’s prosecutors who have worked tirelessly on this investigation.”Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Brafman told reporters after the hearing that his client will enter a plea of not guilty on all the charges brought against him. They have known about the investigation for several months and the charges “are not factually supported by the evidence,” Brafman added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more