Recycled old mobile phones to help DEC tsunami appeal

first_imgRecycled old mobile phones to help DEC tsunami appeal Tagged with: Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Recycling company Eurosource has set up an appeal to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Tsunami Earthquake Appeal by recycling old mobile phones and printer cartridges. Eurosource, which specialises in running charity recycling appeals, will swap old mobiles and printer cartridges for cash which will go straight to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). Eurosource has raised almost £1.5 million since it launched in 1999. Its charity partners include Marie Curie Cancer Care, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and the Royal National Institute of the Blind. Advertisement Different mobiles and cartridges are worth different sums of money depending on various factors, like model, age and condition. Eurosource’s website explains which mobiles and cartridges can be recycled, and how much will be given to the DEC for each one.Donated items can be sent to Eurosource in a freepost bag, available by calling Eurosource.center_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. Howard Lake | 10 January 2005 | News  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Radio station threatened by Maoists

first_img June 8, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Nepal News News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Help by sharing this information May 17, 2019 Find out more April 30, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio station threatened by Maoists Organisation May 29, 2019 Find out more to go furthercenter_img Receive email alerts Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage NepalAsia – Pacific News NepalAsia – Pacific Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story News Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the threats made against Radio Parbat, the only community radio station in the western district of Parbat. The station suspended broadcasting on 22 April for an indefinite period.The radio station’s staff said members of the ruling Maoist party had threatened to set off a bomb at the station. After the Maoists staged a demonstration outside, a group of youths vandalised the main entrance and warned of “serious consequences.” “They telephoned us and threatened to bomb our office if we did not stop broadcasting,” said Tulasi Ram Sharma of Rural Awareness Society, which runs the station.The Maoists had reportedly accused the station of firing employees without paying their salaries. However, the senior Maoist party official in the district denied that the party had threatened the station.Yagya Raj Thapa, the correspondent of Radio Nepal and Nepal Samacharpatra in the central district of Dailekh, was meanwhile attacked by an inebriated police officer, Shanker Thapa, on 25 April. He was gathering information about the inauguration of a road when the policeman threatened to kill him. RSF_en last_img read more

New concern for fate of French journalists after discovery of their kidnapped driver

first_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan November 12, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New concern for fate of French journalists after discovery of their kidnapped driver Help by sharing this information Organisation Al-Joundi, kidnapped with the journalists near Najaf on 20 August, was found handcuffed in Fallujah by US troops. He said he had been separated from them about a month ago and did not know what had become of them. Reporters Without Borders welcomed the rescue on 11 November of Mohammed al-Joundi, the Syrian driver and interpreter of kidnapped French journalists Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, who it vowed to continue efforts to free. Al-Joundi, kidnapped with the journalists near Najaf on 20 August, was found handcuffed in Fallujah by US troops. News December 28, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq Al-Joundi said three men in two cars (a white Mercedes and a Korean-made vehicle) kidnapped them on their way to Najaf. A group called the Islamic Army in Iraq later claimed responsibility. Malbrunot, 41, is a freelance reporter for the French dailies Le Figaro and Ouest-France and the radio and TV station RTL, and Chesnot, 38, a freelance for radio stations RFI and Radio France. Reporters Without Borders welcomed the rescue on 11 November of Mohammed al-Joundi, the Syrian driver and interpreter of kidnapped French journalists Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, who it vowed to continue efforts to free. “Al-Joundi’s release is a great relief and joy for everyone, especially his family who have endured months of worry and distress,” it said. “We remain shoulder to shoulder with the families of Chesnot and Malbrunot and will continue to campaign tirelessly for their release.”The worldwide press freedom organisation held a rally in front of Paris city hall today, which was attended by Al-Joundi’s family, and ceremoniously took down the large portrait of him which has hung outside the building for many weeks alongside those of the two journalists. IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further RSF_en Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Receive email alerts News News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more News December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Severity of Financial Crisis to Blame for Slow Wage Growth

first_img Derek Templeton is an attorney based in Dallas, Texas. He practices in the areas of real estate, financial services, and general corporate transactional law. His experience includes time as an Attorney Adviser for the U.S. Small Business Administration and as General Counsel for a nonprofit organization in Dallas. A self-avowed “policy junkie,” he has a keen interest in the effect that evolving federal policy has on the mortgage, default servicing, and greater housing industries. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Severity of Financial Crisis to Blame for Slow Wage Growth Related Articles Tagged with: Market Studies Wages Wells Fargo Economics Group The labor market has taken significant steps in the quest to return to pre-recession employment levels. Still, concerns remain among many about the quality of jobs being created. Wages have increased over the past year but at only a 2.3 percent growth rate, they lag behind the growth rate that they should be experiencing at this point in the business cycle. A change may be in the air.Wells Fargo Economics Group released a report asserting that the slow growth in hourly earnings stemmed not from the composition of the jobs being created but from the ripple effects of the severe economic downturn that gripped the nation from 2007 to 2009. Specifically, the report cites the possibility that employers who were reluctant to make wage cuts and lay off employees in the middle of the recession are now restraining wage growth as a way to make up for that decision.Slack in the labor market has been an important key to keeping wages from growing at a more rapid rate. The glut of quality employees available to employers has weakened the bargaining power of employees, keeping wages lower than they should be. If Jim won’t do the job at a discounted rate, Ray, Susan, or Bob surely will.There are signs of hope for employees, according to the report. Slack in the labor market has decreased significantly over the past year. The unemployment rate has dropped to 6.1 percent and quality employees are beginning to become scarcer in the marketplace, which in theory, will release a lot of pent up wage growth pressure.“Growth in average hourly earnings in the top quintile has already risen from 1.6 percent a year ago to about 3 percent at present,” the report said. “Looking forward, there likely will be more acceleration, not only for top wage earners but for workers in other wage quintiles as well. Wage pressures should be mounting as slack in the labor market has broadly declined, illustrated by the further decline in the unemployment rate.”Wells Fargo predicts that wages will grow gradually over the next year but barring some unforeseen jump in growth, it is unlikely that the Fed will be compelled to raise interest rates until sometime in the middle of 2015. Market Studies Wages Wells Fargo Economics Group 2014-07-24 Derek Templeton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: Senior RMBS Trader Convicted of Fraud Next: Report: Zillow Seeking to Acquire Trulia The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Severity of Financial Crisis to Blame for Slow Wage Growth Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Derek Templetoncenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 24, 2014 937 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Average Credit Scores for Potential Homebuyers Dip

first_img Previous: Landmark Network, Inc. Announces Support Program for Lenders Next: PHH Moves Forward With Updated Servicing Standards Share Save Related Articles The credit score for all borrowers dipped to 722 in November 2017 from 728 in November 2016, according to a report released by Ellie Mae, a cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, on Wednesday. The report, which also gave indicators on millennial borrowers through the Ellie Mae Millennial tracker, said that average FICO score for closed loans to millennials dropped to 723 in November 2017 from 725 in the year-ago period even as some lenders were making it easier to get a home loan by lowering their FICO score requirements to attract a larger pool of potential first-time homebuyers.“With the average credit score dipping, lenders are extending credit to borrowers who may have had no previous access to the housing market,” said Joe Tyrell, EVP of Corporate Strategy at Ellie Mae.While the Millennial Tracker, an online interactive tool that provides access to demographic data on millennial homebuyers, showed a slight decline in the overall average scores for closed loans to millennials year-over-year, the trend was most pronounced for FHA and VA loans to this generation of homebuyers.According to the tracker, the average FICO score on a closed FHA refinance loans to millennial borrower in November 2016 was 678. This score dropped to 669 in November 2017. The report also indicated that closed VA refinance loans decreased from 725 to 710 year-over-year.Conventional loans remained the most popular loan product for millennial borrowers at 66 percent of total closed loans with FHA accounting for 30 percent of closed loans for the second month in a row. During this period, VA loans represented only 2 percent of all closed loans.Across all loans, the average time to close increased to 44 days up from 43 days in October. However, the average time to close FHA loans decreased to 43 days, from 46 in the month prior.In terms of demographics, the report indicated that men continued to make up the majority of primary borrowers with women making up only 32 percent or one-third of closed loans. Among women who were listed as the primary borrower, 40 percent were identified as married, 59 percent as single and one percent as separated. This is nearly inverse to male primary borrowers, among which 58 percent were listed as married and 42 percent as single. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Credit Scores Ellie Mae ellie mae millennial tracker Millennials Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Average Credit Scores for Potential Homebuyers Dip January 3, 2018 2,619 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Average Credit Scores for Potential Homebuyers Dip Credit Scores Ellie Mae ellie mae millennial tracker Millennials 2018-01-03 David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Delhi HC Grants Relief To Student Who Was Detained For Shortage Of Attendance Despite Being Allowed To Sit For Exams [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Grants Relief To Student Who Was Detained For Shortage Of Attendance Despite Being Allowed To Sit For Exams [Read Order] Karan Tripathi17 Jun 2020 11:48 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court has granted relief to a student of GGSIP University who was detained for shortage of attendance despite being allowed to appear for the exams and attend classes for the next semester. While quashing the order of the University, the Single Bench of Justice Jayant Nath noted that the University completely failed to comply with the statutory requirement of announcing…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?LoginDelhi High Court has granted relief to a student of GGSIP University who was detained for shortage of attendance despite being allowed to appear for the exams and attend classes for the next semester. While quashing the order of the University, the Single Bench of Justice Jayant Nath noted that the University completely failed to comply with the statutory requirement of announcing the names of the students who were not eligible to appear in the semester exam at least 5 calendar days before the start of the examination. The Petitioner in the present case had challenged an order dated January 30, 2018, wherein the Petitioner was informed that they were detained in end term examination due to shortage of attendance. The Petitioner had called that order illegal and arbitrary as she was both allowed to sit for the V semester exams and get attendance for the VI semester. She never received any information from the University, despite making multiple representations, about whether they were eligible to sit for the V semester exams in the first place. The Petitioner also relied upon Clause 9.2 of the Ordinance which stated that the Dean of the School/Director/Principal shall announce the names of all such students who are not eligible to appear in the semester term end examination at least 5 calendar days before start of the examination and simultaneously intimate the same to the Controller of the examination. While calling the allegation of non-display of notice about aggregate of attendance an afterthought, the University argued that the parents were sent individual letters by speed post on 09.09.2017 and 13.11.2017. A notice dated 09.11.2017 was also published where the students were advised to see their cumulative aggregate attendance. The University further argued that the Petitioner was not issued the admit card by the answering respondent based on the said notice. However, she clandestinely appeared in the Vth semester on a false plea that she had misplaced her admit card. Observations of the Court The court observed that the University issued the notice on 28.11.2017 whereas admittedly the practical exams had begun on 13.11.2017. Hence, the notice was also issued much after the commencement of examination. The court said: ‘This is so as the said stipulation of giving 5 calendar days advance notice to the students before start of examination informing them that they are not eligible to appear in the semester examination is a stipulation for the benefit of the students. It brings certainty to the procedure for stopping a student from sitting in an examination on the grounds of shortage of attendance. It is manifest from the events that have been stated above that the respondent failed to comply with the said provision of Clause 9.2 of the Ordinance in question.’ The court further noted that: ‘The petitioners were allowed to give the Vth semester and thereafter, to sit in the classes in the month of January for the VIth semester. It is only on 30.01.2018 that they were stopped from further attending the VIth semester classes. The respondent cannot be allowed to ignore clause 9.2 of the Ordinance and act contrary to the same.’ In light of this, the court directed the University to declare the Petitioner’s results from V to VIII semester. The court said: ‘Prior to declaring the results, the respondents are free, if they so desire, to organize appropriate additional classes for the petitioners for the Vth semester to enable the students to make up their attendance for the said year. In case the respondent decide to organise such additional classes, they may charge reasonable pro rata expenses from the petitioners for organizing such classes.’Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Two police officers shot dead in Mississippi; suspect in custody

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BROOKHAVEN, Miss.) — Two police officers were killed in a shootout early Saturday morning in Mississippi, according to police.Officers James White, 35, and Zack Moak, 31, were killed while responding to a call around 5 a.m. about shots fired in the small city of Brookhaven, south of the state capital of Jackson.Upon the officers’ arrival at the scene, there was an exchange of gunfire between them and one or more suspects, Brookhaven police said in a news conference. White and Moak were both mortally wounded.A suspect, identified as 25-year-old Marquis Flowers, was wounded and taken to a Jackson hospital, where he is being treated and is in police custody, police said. The police department would not comment on his injuries.Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins expressed sympathy to the officers’ families.“It’s just heartbreaking for us to get out here and do our day-to-day job and have to face all the things that’s against us,” Collins said at the news conference. “I just want y’all to know these are two awesome people that lost their lives in the line of duty, and they’re both heroes.”Collins said the department has both body and dashboard cameras for officers, but it is unclear if they were in use during the shooting incident. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dallas police investigating vicious ‘mob’ attack of transgender woman caught on video

first_imgABC News(DALLAS) — Dallas police are investigating the vicious “mob” assault of a transgender woman on Friday and say it may be classified as a hate crime, according to authorities.The alleged assault happened Friday afternoon following a minor traffic accident, according to police. The woman got out of her car near an apartment complex in south Dallas and an attack by multiple men followed.Video of the attack quickly spread on social media, and was confirmed to be authentic by Dallas police.“The Department is investigating this offense and reviewing all available evidence to determine if it will be classified as a hate crime,” police said in a statement.The video shows the woman in a parking lot near the apartment complex when a man in a white long-sleeved T-shirt and white shorts runs up to her and slings her to the ground. He then pins her to the ground and starts raining left and right punches on the woman’s head. Several other men join in the assault, stomping and kicking the woman while she’s down.The woman told police her attackers used homophobic slurs during the incident.The woman told Dallas ABC station WFAA she suffered facial fractures and a right arm injury in the attack. She declined an on-camera interview.Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he was “extremely angry” about the attack.“Chief [Renee] Hall alerted me this morning to the assault at the Royal Crest Apartments and I have seen a video of what happened,” Rawlings said in a statement Saturday. “I am extremely angry about what appears to be mob violence against this woman. I am in contact with the chief and she assured me that the Dallas Police Department is fully investigating, including the possibility that this was a hate crime.”He added, “Those who did this do not represent how Dallasites feel about our thriving LGBTQ community. We will not stand for this kind of behavior.”Dallas police thanked the public for its assistance, said it was canvassing the area and asked for anyone with information to call authorities.Twenty-six transgender people, the vast majority women, were killed in 2018, according to tracking by the Human Rights Campaign. One of those women, 26-year-old Karla Patricia Flores-Pavón, was strangled in her apartment in Dallas on May 9.Eighty percent of trans women killed in the past six years were women of color, HRC reports.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Enapter opens serial fabrication facility for modular hydrogen electrolysers

first_img Image: Hydrogen generation has the potential to play a key role in the clean energy transition. Photo: Courtesy of F. Muhammad from Pixabay. Enapter, a manufacturer of modular hydrogen electrolysers, announced today the unveiling of its new serial fabrication facility in Pisa. The revamped manufacturing process will increase Enapter’s production capacity eightfold and reduce electrolyser costs by more than 20 percent. These improvements can make onsite hydrogen generation an affordable reality for a multitude of applications worldwide, including energy storage, backup power, power-to-heat, industrial hydrogen production and hydrogen-based mobility.Hydrogen generation has the potential to play a key role in the clean energy transition but has been limited by cost and scalability. Enapter’s EL 2.0 electrolyser addresses these challenges through its patented Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) technology. With a simple balance of plant and no noble metals needed, Enapter’s AEM reduces costs and increases lifetime performance of hydrogen generation. Serial fabrication allows Enapter to deploy the current EL 2.0 hydrogen generator to an even larger customer base while creating capacity for the forthcoming EL 2.1 product.“This new facility marks a major milestone for us,” said Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, Chairman of Enapter. “Our mission is to make green hydrogen generation cheaper than fossil fuels. As we look ahead, this process will help us mass produce our electrolysers for projects around the world. This is a crucial step into making hydrogen electrolysers into a standardized, valuable commodity that can compete with outdated legacy energy sources.”As a stackable system, facilities of all sizes use the EL 2.0. Current applications generating hydrogen from Enapter electrolysers include island mini grids, seasonal energy storage in the Alps, residential heating in the Netherlands, renewable methane production in Australia, nitrogen purification in Portugal, fuel cell drone refueling in China and many more. Source: Company Press Release Hydrogen generation has the potential to play a key role in the clean energy transition but has been limited by cost and scalability. Enapter’s EL 2.0 electrolyser addresses these challengeslast_img read more

Pembina secures regulatory nod for Kinder Morgan Canada acquisition

first_img The deal between Pembina Pipeline and Kinder Morgan Canada includes the Vancouver Wharves Terminal. Photo: courtesy of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited. Canadian midstream company Pembina Pipeline has secured approval from the Canadian Competition Bureau for its proposed acquisition of the outstanding common equity of Kinder Morgan Canada.Pembina Pipeline said that the approval came in the form of a “no-action letter” from the competition regulator in which the latter said that it does not plan to challenge the proposed deal.The transaction is to be executed via a statutory arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta).According to the Canadian midstream company, the receipt of the letter meets the final material regulatory condition required for the completion of the arrangement.The company expects to close the arrangement next month, which will be subject to its approval by the holders of Kinder Morgan Canada’s restricted voting shares and special voting shares.The arrangement will also be subject to a final order from the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the concurrent closing of the pipeline-related deal between Pembina Pipeline and Kinder Morgan, among other customary closing conditions.Background of the deal between Pembina Pipeline and Kinder Morgan CanadaAlongside the stake in Kinder Morgan Canada, the midstream company agreed to acquire the US portion of the Cochin Pipeline System for around C$2.05bn ($1.54bn) from Kinder Morgan in a deal signed in August 2019.In September 2019, Pembina Pipeline and Kinder Morgan Canada agreed to amend their arrangement agreement to include preferred shareholders of the latter.Kinder Morgan Canada is being acquired for C$15.02 ($11.29) per share, which values the company at around C$2.3bn ($1.73bn). The company currently operates midstream assets in Western Canada, which include the Edmonton storage and terminal business and the Vancouver Wharves Terminal located within the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.In Edmonton, Pembina Pipeline will acquire a crude oil storage terminalling business located in the Edmonton area crude oil complex, which has a total of 10 million barrels of storage capacity.Vancouver Wharves is a commodity export and import terminal, which transfers more than four million tonnes of bulk cargo per year.The Cochin Pipeline System, on the other hand, is a cross-border condensate import pipeline built between Chicago in the US and Fort Saskatchewan in Canada’s Alberta. The pipeline system can transport up to 110,000 barrels per day of condensate. As per a deal signed in August, Pembina Pipeline agreed to acquire Kinder Morgan Canada and the US section of the Cochin Pipeline Systemlast_img read more