A move back to houses aids Bellway sales

first_img A move back to houses aids Bellway sales Share Monday 7 February 2011 9:02 pm whatsapp KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBecenter_img whatsapp RENEWED demand for traditional two-storey homes helped housebuilder Bellway post a 7.6 per cent rise in its average sale price yesterday. Bellway said in an update that it sold 2,332 properties in the six months to the end of January, a rise of 3.8 per cent on last year. The FTSE 250-listed firm has shifted its property mix away from flats in the past year, which has helped push its average property sale price to £168,000 at a time when property values have dipped. Around 65 per cent of Bellway customers currently buy more traditional homes, though finance director Alistair Leitch said this is likely to stabilise as a swathe of flats in East London start to sell in the run-up to the Olympics. Leitch said the overall pick-up in sales had potential to continue in 2011. “The early signs that we’ve had in January are encouraging,” he said.“Can we keep that momentum going through to Easter? … As long as we don’t have anything untoward happening to the UK economy or to the world political situation, then we should be okay,” Leitch said.Bellway shares rose 2.8 per cent to close at 657.5p yesterday. Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgLimuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileLimuru Tea PLC (formerly Limuru Tea Company Limited) owns 275 hectares of tea plantations situated four kilometres to the east of Limuru Town. The Company is an outgrower to Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (UTKL), the largest private sector tea company in Kenya. UTKL acts as the Limuru Tea Company’s managing agent in the growing, manufacturing, sales and marketing of its tea. The Limuru Tea estate green leaf is manufactured in the nearby UTKL’s Mabroukie factory from where it is sold mainly for export. Limuru Tea PLC is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Premiership analysis: Four moments of Wasps magic

first_img TAGS: Wasps Electric eel: Christian Wade strikes in the corner As a glorious Sunday afternoon for Wasps extended into evening, news broke that the club would be launching a retail bond listed on the London Stock Exchange. According to chief executive David Armstrong, the decision could see as much as £35 million raised by next season.Should such a projection come to fruition, the Ricoh Arena side would usurp Toulouse to become the richest club in the world. For an outfit that was facing liquidation in 2009, it is a remarkable reversal in financial fortunes.Genial director of rugby Dai Young had his tongue firmly in cheek in October when he noted how his weekly shop was now a Marks & Spencer affair rather than a whip round Lidl. However, the Welshman will soon be among the biggest spenders.Complementing this imminent prosperity, James Haskell’s charges have condemned the desperate relegation battle of three years ago to a distant memory. Two regular rounds remain in the regular Premiership campaign and they can still make the play-offs. A win over Leicester Tigers in Coventry on May 9 puts them fourth.As the division’s top try-scorers, Wasps are rarely far from producing a moment of pure brilliance. Rather appropriately, their squad is full of what Stuart Lancaster calls ‘something from nothing’ players – essentially mightily exciting performers who can conjure an instant of match-turning excellence.Though honest graft up front was integral too, this weekend’s crucial 36-29 victory over Exeter Chiefs featured four such moments. Let’s have a look.A fabulous flick from Nathan HughesBack from a rather ludicrous suspension, Nathan Hughes needed precisely one minute and a single scrum to assert himself. Standing six feet five tall and weighing almost 20 stone, the Fiji-born 23 year-old qualifies to represent England early next year but could easily cope with the Test arena right now.The reverse angle tells us that this set-piece begins in a rather innocuous position:However, Hughes takes on a 20-metre blindside. Notice how an arcing run aims to tie in wing Matt Jess.Flouting any coaching manual in a style akin to a carefree sevens player from the Pacific Islands, he holds the ball in one hand. His huge reach keeps it a long way away from the contact area:Wary of Hughes’ awesome power and deceptive pace, three Chiefs are committed to tackle the No 8:Now comes the tricky part. Still holding the ball in that mighty right mitt, Hughes aims a cute cat-flap from the floor to Christian Wade, who has kept his width well:An expert in tight spaces – as we will come to later – the wing finishes brilliantly:Matt Mullan’s stealthy pilfer Perhaps not as spectacular as other plays in this article, this intervention was nonetheless outstanding, underlining Wasps’ muscularity up front.Matt Mullan enjoyed a fine scrummaging shift and offered plenty of energy in the loose as well. Here, he is part of the initial tackle on Dave Ewers from the restart:He manages to free himself from the contact area though, taking his place at guard on the far side of the ensuing breakdown as Chiefs scrum-half Will Chudley spots a gap:Mullan shimmies across to help Haskell down Sam Hill……before releasing the tackled player……and latching back onto the ball:Referee Matt Carley was quick to award a penalty and Andy Goode put the hosts 13-10 ahead. Then the fun really began.Wade rips the script apartTeams with dangerous strike runners can spark openings from fractured situations, often when it appears their opponents are on top.Here, Exeter cause confusion and force the ball loose from an effective counter-ruck. Joe Simpson must hit the breakdown, so Wade assumes the role of scrum-half: A 36-29 victory over Exeter Chiefs at the Ricoh Arena kept Wasps in the title race. It also showcased some thrilling moments from the Premiership’s most exciting side. center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scooping up the ball, Wade sets off. He dances his side back onto the front foot. First, Dean Mumm is shrugged off:Two lightning left-foot steps bypass Mitchell Lees and Kai Horstmann:Tighthead Tomas Francis almost gets back, but Wade wriggles away from a fourth man:The sequence looks mesmeric in slow motion:Covering across, Hill finally gets hold to stop the carnage:But, as Jess – a sixth defender – dives in, Wade releases another neat out-the-back offload to Lorenzo Cittadini: The Italian tighthead does not panic, aiming a calm inside pass to Haskell. However, the pass does not come at this point, when Wade – back on his feet and tearing through on an incisive support line – would have skated in to complete a brace:Instead, the flanker held on just too long and his teammate overran. In any case, the passage was a prime example of the unique capabilities of electric evasion Wade could offer to England as a back three option.And Wasps had another World Cup hopeful on their soapbox with 77 minutes gone. The game needed winning. Up stepped a certain scrum-half.Simpson’s stunnerIt does seem strange that Simpson has only experienced 13 minutes of Test rugby, and that coming back in 2011 when Georgia had already been beaten.He is an awesome, if unconventional, talent who produces something jaw-dropping fairly regularly. This was exceptional, beginning with a sturdy gather of Chudley’s high ball:Spinning away over his left shoulder, Simpson then glances up to see a wall of white:Now, a blend of searing pace and vision serves him well. Swerving back on himself, Simpson arcs away from Exeter’s kick-chase and isolates Ewers. He glides to the right of the hefty back-rower and snakes into open space:Truly, we have a try of the season candidate on our hands:A 32,600 sell-out is expected for the visit of Leicester. it is extremely likely that one or two of those in attendance will be England coaches with their World Cup training squad in mind.When the time is right, the hosts will shake off the shackles and give it a go. It is the only way they know. Inspired by Messrs Hughes, Mullan, Wade and Simpson, Wasps are sprinting after silverware.Thanks to BT Sport and Premiership Rugby for the match footage. You can purchase tickets to the Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham here.last_img read more

Referee of the year admits that he should have penalised Owen Farrell’s tackle

first_imgTuesday Nov 27, 2018 Referee of the year admits that he should have penalised Owen Farrell’s tackle Australian referee Angus Gardner has told Sky Sports that he should have penalised Owen Farrell for the no-arms tackle he made on Andre Esterhuizen in the closing seconds of the England vs South Africa Test match three weeks ago.ADVERTISEMENTThe 34-year-old’s decision denied the Springboks a penalty and a shot at goal, which had they landed, would have won them a tight Test match at Twickenham. It has naturally been a huge topic of debate.Gardner was awarded Referee of the Year at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco a few days back. He said there that if he could turn back the clock, he would change his decision.“I think in hindsight now, having discussed it with some other referees… I think the general consensus would be that a penalty was probably the outcome there that should have been given,” Gardner told Rupert Cox on the Will Greenwood podcast.“I think we need to see a wrap with both arms, and I think in hindsight – although he got pinned – there wasn’t a big enough wrap from both arms, really. There was a wrap with one arm, but there wasn’t a wrap with the other arm.”Explaining why he saw it the way he did, he said: “The angles that I saw with the TMO, which were the head-on angles, showed a clear wrap of the front arm, but it was the back arm which got pinned.“Of the angles that I was showed in the stadium at the time, that seemed to me to be enough of a wrap for me to constitute a legal tackle.ADVERTISEMENT“It was never high, and so all we were looking at was the tackle technique. The collision itself also kind of swayed my decision because it was a big rugby collision, and we see these hits in the game.WATCH: FARRELL MAKES ANOTHER CONTROVERSIAL BIG HIT“We don’t always get it right, and we understand that there are going to be decisions that are going to heavily influence the game. At this level the expectation is that we do get it right – and that’s what we’re striving to achieve – but we don’t always.“I suppose that’s the best way, just to be honest about it. If I made a mistake, I’ve got to put my hand up and say I was wrong, and hopefully if I see that again then I’ll know where I’m heading.”ADVERTISEMENTWhile Gardner is a highly respected official, it is somewhat ironic that he was named the best referee in the world following one of the most debated incidents of the year.credit: worldrugby/skysports Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News , See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Communications council punishes nine media

first_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information GabonAfrica Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders today condemned what it called Gabon’s “persistently repressive impulses” after the National Communications Council (CNC) slapped suspensions and final warnings on eight privately-owned publications.Private television channel Canal Espoir was also suspended in the CNC’s clampdown announced at a plenary session on 10 November, when it accused the offending media of “wholesale relaying of public rumours” and some articles of “spreading ethnic divisions, insults and slander”.“While the Gabonese press is already operating in a difficult climate – some journalists report pressure and threats – the CNC’s decision is distressing because it is only aimed at punishing pluralist forms of expression”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“Evidently, this regulatory body, whose independence from the Libreville government is doubtful, does not accept that the results of the presidential elections should be commented on, or that members of government and the ruling party should attract criticism. “With these albeit temporary sanctions, the opposition press, critical or satirical has ended up being drastically cut back”, said the organisation, which voiced its backing for Gabon’s privately-run press. Norbert Ngoua Mezui, founder and leader writer on the newspaper Nku’u le Messager, told Reporters Without Borders of his concern about “the deteriorating climate” for the media. He said he feared that the CNC decision might be only the first in a raft of measures aimed at gagging the press. He said the punishment was aimed at “the outspokenness of the media during the presidential campaign”.The most severe punishment was meted out to the bi-monthly Echos du Nord, which was handed down a three-month suspension for an article it carried on 29 October headlined “The first fruits of a hooligan state”. Three publications, Le Scribouillard, L’Ombre and La Nation were banned from appearing for two months. The weeklies Nku’u le Messager and Le Crocodile were suspended for one month. The weekly Le Temps and a newspaper that appears irregularly, Gabon d’abord were both given last warnings to comply with the current rules on journalistic ethics. Finally, the highly popular daily programme “Entre nous”, that gives live airtime to ordinary people, was also suspended. The CNC accused the television station Canal Espoir of “numerous failings in the mastery of techniques for live broadcasting”, but did not specify the length of the suspension. Attempts by Reporters Without Borders to contact the CNC for an explanation of its decisions were unsuccessful.Picture : copyright Gaboneco November 27, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Organisation Reportscenter_img Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison Follow the news on Gabon GabonAfrica News Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands January 24, 2020 Find out more News November 13, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Communications council punishes nine media December 31, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Yokogawa und ICQ Consultants vereinbaren Kooperation für biopharmazeutisches Geschäft

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Twitter Yokogawa und ICQ Consultants vereinbaren Kooperation für biopharmazeutisches Geschäft Twitter Facebookcenter_img TAGS  TOKIO und SOUTHBOROUGH, Massachusetts–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Die Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6841) (Yokogawa) und Integrated Commissioning and Qualification Consultants, Corp. (ICQ Consultants) aus Southborough haben eine Kooperationsvereinbarung geschlossen, nach der ICQ Consultants Beratungs- und Ingenieurdienstleistungen für die Installation, Instandhaltung, Qualifizierung und den Support der Bioreaktorsysteme von Yokogawa und zugehörige Produkte in den USA erbringen wird. Diese Pressemitteilung enthält multimediale Inhalte. Die vollständige Mitteilung hier ansehen: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005037/de/ Yokogawa’s Advanced Control Bioreactor System BR1000 (Photo: Business Wire) Infolge der COVID-Pandemie wächst der weltweite biopharmazeutische Markt in beispiellosem Tempo, wobei erhebliche Investitionen in Diagnostik, Impfstoffentwicklung und medizinische Geräte für die Testung und Behandlung des Coronavirus getätigt wurden. Diese Investitionen haben die Nachfrage nach Infrastruktur für die Entwicklung und Herstellung von monoklonalen Antikörpermedikamenten und Produkten, die Bioreaktortechnologien für Säugetierzellen erfordern, vorangetrieben. Seit 2007 spielt ICQ Consultants eine wichtige Rolle bei der Inbetriebnahme und Qualifizierung von Produktionsanlagen in den biowissenschaftlichen Zentren in den USA, einschließlich einiger der weltweit größten Biofabrikationsanlagen. Im Rahmen der Vereinbarung wird Yokogawa das Engineering- und Labor-Know-how von ICQ Consultants im biopharmazeutischen Segment nutzen, um seine neuen Bioprozesstechnologien in den USA zu etablieren. Das erste Produkt des Portfolios, das Advanced Control Bioreactor System BR1000, wurde am 8. Januar auf den Markt gebracht und bietet maßgebliche Performance-Vorteile gegenüber bestehenden Methoden für die Biologikaentwicklung. Die Automatisierung von manuellen Prozessen ist ein schnell voranschreitender Trend in der biopharmazeutischen Industrie. Für eine vollständige Automatisierung des Fed-Batch-Säugetier-Zellkulturprozesses ist die Steuerung der Glukose – einer wichtigen Nährstoffquelle – entscheidend. Durch Inline-Sensorik und modellprädiktive Steuerungssoftware sowie automatisierte Fütterung kann eine stabile Konzentration von Glukose in Bioreaktoren erreicht werden. Das BR1000 automatisiert die Säugetierzellkultur auf Laborniveau mit hoch präziser Echtzeitüberwachung und fortschrittlicher Prozesssteuerung. Michael Bogan, der President von ICQ Consultants, merkte an: „Wir freuen uns sehr über diese strategische Partnerschaft mit Yokogawa, deren Ziel es ist, den Support für die Bioreaktorsysteme des Unternehmens und zugehörige Produkte in den gesamten USA zu vereinfachen. Während ICQ Consultants seine Aktivitäten im ganzen Land weiter ausbaut, sind wir in der Lage, dauerhafte Beziehungen weiter zu pflegen, was ein Schlüsselfaktor für unseren nachhaltigen Erfolg ist. Ich freue mich auf die gemeinsame Arbeit mit Yokogawa bei dieser einzigartigen Gelegenheit zur Kooperation.“ Hiroshi Nakao, ein Vice President von Yokogawa und Leiter des Life Innovation Business Headquarter des Unternehmens, fügte hinzu: „Vor dem Hintergrund einer klaren geschäftlichen Vision und der jüngsten Erfolge in den Bereichen Biowissenschaften, Lebensmittel und Pharmazie richtet die Yokogawa Corporation of America ihr Augenmerk auch auf die Entwicklung und Herstellung von Biologika. Allianzen mit Branchenexperten wie ICQ Consultants sind unerlässlich, um Fachkompetenz und Marktdurchdringung am wachstumsstarken biopharmazeutischen Markt zu gewinnen. Das ingenieurwissenschaftliche und technische Know-how von ICQ Consultants im Bereich der Arzneimittelherstellung wird unsere innovativen neuen Bioreaktor- und Bioprozesstechnologien unterstützen und dazu beitragen, Yokogawa schnell für die Vertriebs- und Marktführerschaft im aufstrebenden Sektor der bioindustriellen Autonomie zu positionieren.“ Weitere Informationen Advanced Control Bioreactor System BR1000 https://www.yokogawa.com/solutions/products-platforms/life-science/bioreactor/br1000/ Über ICQ Consultants ICQ Consultants arbeitet mit führenden und aufstrebenden Unternehmen aus den Bereichen Biopharma und Biowissenschaften zusammen und unterstützt die Mitarbeiter in Engineering und Qualitätswesen dabei, komplexe Herausforderungen bei der Inbetriebnahme, Qualifizierung und Validierung proaktiv vorherzusehen und zu bewältigen. Das übergeordnete Ziel von ICQ Consultants ist es, eine sichere und pünktliche Lieferung von Medikamenten und Therapeutika an betroffene Patienten zu ermöglichen. Dank des pragmatischen Ansatzes, der alles andere als typisch ist, gewährleistet die transparente, datenorientierte Kommunikations- und Projektmanagement-Philosophie eine strikte Einhaltung der sich ständig weiterentwickelnden Branchenvorschriften, standortspezifischen Anforderungen, Zeitpläne und Budgets. ICQ Consultants sorgt dafür, dass kritische Inbetriebnahme-, Qualifizierungs-, Validierungs- (CQV) und Qualitätsaktivitäten ordnungsgemäß durchgeführt werden, damit sich die Einrichtungen der Kunden auf die Rettung und Verbesserung des Lebens von Patienten konzentrieren können. Seit 2007 arbeitet ICQ Consultants mit den weltweit größten biopharmazeutischen Herstellern und aufstrebenden Biowissenschaftsunternehmen zusammen und bietet umfassende Inbetriebnahme-, Qualifizierungs- und Validierungsleistungen an, die die Bereitstellung von Medikamenten und Therapeutika für betroffene Patienten beschleunigen. ICQ Consultants erstellt und pflegt darüber hinaus eine wachsende Datenbank mit mehr als 500 geprüften CQV-Fachleuten, die es den Kunden ermöglicht, die richtige Mischung aus Kompetenzen und Erfahrung zur Ergänzung der internen Engineering- und Compliance-Teams zu finden. Über Yokogawa Yokogawa wurde 1915 gegründet und ist in den Bereichen Messung, Steuerung und Information tätig. Der Geschäftsbereich für Industrieautomation bietet wichtige Produkte, Dienstleistungen und Lösungen für eine Vielzahl von Prozessindustrien wie Öl, Chemie, Erdgas, Strom, Eisen und Stahl sowie Zellstoff und Papier. Mit dem Geschäftsbereich Life Innovation will das Unternehmen die Produktivität entlang der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette der Pharma- und Lebensmittelindustrie radikal verbessern. Die Bereiche Tests und Messungen, Luftfahrt und andere Branchen bieten weiterhin wichtige Instrumente und Geräte mit branchenführender Präzision und Zuverlässigkeit. Yokogawa kooperiert mit seinen Kunden über ein globales Netzwerk von 114 Unternehmen in 62 Ländern und erwirtschaftete im Geschäftsjahr 2019 einen Umsatz von 3,7 Milliarden USD. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.yokogawa.com. Die Namen der hier erwähnten Unternehmen, Organisationen, Produkte, Dienstleistungen und Logos sind entweder eingetragene Marken oder Marken der Yokogawa Electric Corporation oder ihrer jeweiligen Inhaber. Originalversion auf businesswire.com ansehen:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005037/de/ CONTACT:  Yokogawa Electric Corporation Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Integrated Communications Center [email protected] Commissioning and Qualification Consultants, Corp. Michael Bogan, President [email protected] KEYWORD: MASSACHUSETTS UNITED STATES JAPAN NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY PHARMACEUTICAL OTHER MANUFACTURING HARDWARE HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Yokogawa Electric Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 02:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 02:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005037/de WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleSaint-Gobain Life Sciences Introduces Highly Efficient Cell Culture Bags for T Cell ExpansionNext articleJokic scores 41, Nuggets beat Trail Blazers 111-106 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

OCC Addresses Liquidity and Forbearance Issues

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Blake Paulson, the new Chief National Bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and senior deputy comptroller for midsize and community bank supervision, recently spoke with Law360 on the OCC’s plan beyond the coronavirus, detailing the steps the agency and banks can take to prepare for the next financial downturn.According to Paulson, one of the most significant priorities of the OCC has been strengthening the Community Reinvestment Act regulation.“We’ve done a tremendous amount of work to first put out an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to request, which was a series of questions on the CRA and then a proposed rule. Now we’ve gotten all those comments back, and we’re working on drafting the final rule. We expect that, working in conjunction with the FDIC [Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation], we will release a final rule this year.”Paulson also notes that with increased forbearances may come increased risks.“We’re seeing a lot of forbearance activity relative to mortgage loans, auto loans, consumer loans and commercial loans,” Paulson notes. “Banks are providing various types of forbearance, such as loan restructurings.”Beyond the technical and legal requirements, Paulson notes, banks need to assess risk as it’s building in their loan portfolios, accurately risk-rate loans and ensure they have appropriate loan-loss reserves. Those are the primary areas where banks and examiners will be focused as we move into challenging economic times.According to Paulson, the OCC is addressing liquidity in a number of ways.“To start with, we want to understand how the bank views this,” Paulson states. “What’s their analysis? What’s their risk assessment in a stress-type scenario? What have they done to think about how much liquidity they should have on hand?”“We would challenge that analysis and likely come to some type of an agreement for what the bank should have for liquidity and, if the bank agrees to that, we might include what we refer to as a matter requiring attention in the reported examination explaining our concerns, including what the bank committed to do about it and a time frame for that commitment,” he continues. About Author: Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Ginnie Mae Issues $63.81B in MBS Next: More Americans Expect to Miss Mortgage Payments The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Comptroller Forbearance OCC 2020-05-12 Seth Welborn Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img 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 Home / Daily Dose / OCC Addresses Liquidity and Forbearance Issues May 12, 2020 1,906 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago OCC Addresses Liquidity and Forbearance Issues Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Comptroller Forbearance OCC Subscribelast_img read more

LYIT enters partnership with Galway-Mayo and Sligo ITs

first_imgNews Pinterest By News Highland – July 10, 2012 WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers A new strategic partnership has been formed between Letterkenny Institute of Technology and the ITs in Galway-Mayo and Sligo.The three colleges will begin working on joint projects in September, and will also consider how to achieve the status of a  Technological University for the Connaught Ulster region within five years.The formal signing of the agreement took place last evening in Castlebar at a function attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.LYIT President Paul Hannigan says Mr Kenny’s presence is an indication that the alliance has political support at the highest level.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/paulh830IT.mp3[/podcast RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+center_img Google+ Facebook Previous articleDonegal pilot paid thousands weeks before Florida course was suspendedNext articleDonegal pharmacist reacts to flu jab dosage error News Highland LYIT enters partnership with Galway-Mayo and Sligo ITs Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

NC teen recalls terrifying shark attack: ‘I just knew it was bad’

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A North Carolina teenager who survived a brutal shark attack earlier this month relived the terrifying moment in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America.Paige Winter, 17, was attacked while swimming in waist-deep waters off the coast of North Carolina on June 2. She lost two fingers and her left leg was amputated, but she refuses to let the attack keep her down. “I was aware from the beginning, nothing’s gonna be the same ever again. Like, I’m still Paigey. Just a little different,” Winter told GMA in an interview airing Tuesday. “I got some pieces of the puzzle missing. But it’s OK. … I’d rather have to go through this tough journey than, like, not being able to use my hands. Not being able to, like, walk.”The teen was swimming in the ocean with her sister and brother on a warm Sunday afternoon, enjoying the sun and pretending to be mermaids, when things suddenly took a turn for the worst. Something started to pull her underwater.At first, she thought it was one of her siblings grabbing her leg as a joke, but then she started to feel a weird “snapping” sensation — something she said she’ll never forget.“I’m like, ‘Is this, like, a snapping turtle? Like, what’s happening?’” she recalled. “Then it just starts. Like a dog [when] they get a rope and you grab the other rope and they just start going — like with their whole body.”“I remember giving up for a second, and then I just start like laying there … and then I was like, ‘no, wait a minute, I can’t do that. Like, that’s not an option!’” she said.Winter said her body went into shock and she eventually stopped feeling pain. She said she mustered up all her strength and tried “prying” the animal off of her, but it was too strong.Beginning to lose hope, she started to pray for a miracle.“I’m like, ‘I’m 17, like, please don’t let me die. Like, I’m not ready to die, I have stuff to do. Like, so much,’” she said, recalling her brief conversation with God. “My body went into shock. So I couldn’t feel anything, I just knew it was bad.”The teenager suffered “deep lacerations to her leg, pelvic and hand areas” and had to be airlifted to a trauma center. Despite her injuries, the teen said she hopes to turn it into a positive experience.Luckily, her father, Charlie Winter, manged to punch the shark in a move that may have saved her life, authorities said. Now she calls him her hero.Paige Winter said she still remembers how she felt when her father placed her over his shoulder and brought her back to safety.“I was like, ‘Dad, please help me!’ I remember being really quiet,” she said. “And at one point his energy, like, dropped. He’s like, ‘I can’t … I can’t, man,’ and I was like, “Yes, you can, please help me.”Charlie Winter said he ran as fast as he could when he realized his daughter was in danger.“You could tell where she was because you could see pink on the water,” he told GMA. “I dove under. It was about 5 feet. She was already getting pulled back and so I dove in where — she was movin’ back. That’s where I dove in and I grabbed her.”Within a matter of seconds, he found himself staring eye-to-eye with a massive shark.“I pulled her up. You could see the shark come up right with her. And then I just immediately just start beating it with everything I could,” he said. “He was just staring at my sideways, just the biggest, blackest eye piercing. It was just no negotiating with it.”Today, the family says they’re still working to get used to “the new normal,” but Paige Winter says she doesn’t feel any anger toward the shark who attacked her.“This situation has urged me to learn more about sharks. Because even in the back of that ambulance and in the back of that truck, I was like, ‘Guys, sharks are still good people. Like, don’t get mad at the shark. The shark is fine,” she recalled with a smile. “I was just trying to assure them that me and that shark are good, like, we’re good.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Fine day in history set the tone for the future

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Some days, you know why you do it.There was a day like that last week that gave me huge reassurance that what westand for rings some bells with my fellow citizens. The first thing thattrade union officials need is a little modesty. Our convictions and commitmentto human rights at work, the raising of British productivity in the globaleconomy and partnership with employers is not to everyone’s taste. But this week, myunion got some bread back across the waters.After two years ofdetailed planning and, yes, some sharp words, the AEEU and MSF finally put aballot to its members concerning a merger of our two unions. The members understandunity only too well. In both unions, in a secret postal ballot of 30 per centin each union voted by 80 per cent majorities to put our two unions togetherinto a new union over a million strong. We will now coverpeople at every level of vocational accomplishment in manufacturing, the publicservices and not for profit sector, and finance. Further consolidation is inthe wind with talks already under way with other unions. The significance ofthis for constructive industrial relations cannot be underestimated. Our newunion stands for co-operation with reasonable employers – the partnershipagenda. For us to be partnersin a sophisticated global economy, we need resources to support our members infactories, offices, political arenas and Europe. The members have assured us ofthose resources. We must now use them wisely.The same day as wereceived the ballot result in Manchester, we heard the news that VirginAtlantic Airways had at last decided to follow the route of a voluntaryagreement with the union for recognition. They heard their own employees’ voiceand our careful, quiet persuasion. We will enter that newagreement, anxious to prove that what we stand for adds something to ourmembers’ lives who have waited for a long time for recognition of their union,but equally adds value to the airline in achieving economic success.Perhaps we are doingsomething right. Trade unions do engage the loyalty of individuals and therespect of progressive employers. Last week, we got a huge dose of each. For some of us, it wasnot without significance that our modern re-statements of trade union purposewere announced at our meeting in a Manchester hotel, 800 metres from the pubwhere the Electrical Trade Union was founded in 1889. Those Victorian craftsmenwould have been pleased. By John LloydNational officer, Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union Fine day in history set the tone for the futureOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more