Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgInterlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileInterlinked Technologies Plc develops, manufactures and markets porcelain and jointing materials for the energy, telecommunications and industrial sectors in Nigeria. The company was established to market and distribute the innovative Heat Shrink Technology pioneers by Raychem Corporation of Menlo Park, California. It has diversified into component design and manufacture, systems designs and upgrades, procurement and installation of complete power distribution substations and networks and engineering facility management. The ceramic products are marketed under the brand name Insulex and Aquakleen. Interlinked Technologies Plc’s head office is in Ikeja, Lagos and has a liaison office in Abuja for infrastructural development work in the Federal Capital Territory. Interlinked Technologies Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) 2014 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke)  2014 presentation Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Bank) is a financial services institution in Kenya offering products and services to the commercial sector. The banking group offers a full-service offering for commercial and corporate clients and runs an Agency banking model. Its parent company, KCB Group, was founded as a branch of the National Bank of India in Mombasa. Grindlays Bank merged with the National Bank of India in 1958 to form the National & Grindlays Bank. The government of Kenya bought a 60% stake in National & Grindlays Bank and took full control of it in 1970; renaming it Kenya Commercial Group. It was renamed KCB Bank Kenya after a corporate restructure. KCB Bank Kenya is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The FTSE 100 soars on vaccine news! The cheap UK shares I’d buy now

first_img See all posts by Tom Rodgers Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The FTSE 100 soars on vaccine news! The cheap UK shares I’d buy now TomRodgers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Tom Rodgers | Monday, 9th November, 2020 | More on: IAG Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. The FTSE 100 has soared above 6,200 points on news of a Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, sending cheap UK shares rocketing.The American pharmaceutical giant told the world on 9 November that its drug candidate is more than 90% effective against Covid-19. Experts believed that the first set of vaccines might only be effective in treating 50% of patients. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A shockwave of optimism rippled through stock markets across the globe, sending the price of the FTSE 100 leaping to heights not seen since August.I think that makes buying shares in cheap UK shares more viable than it seemed just 24 hours ago. What FTSE 100 shares to buyShares in unloved UK sectors like airlines, travel stocks and retail have been absolutely battered by the Covid-19 crisis. Many former FTSE 100 favourites have lost more than 70% of their value since the start of 2020.But for canny investors looking for cheap UK shares, it means a wealth of opportunities on the table now. I would start by looking at the sectors worst hit by the global lockdowns that stemmed from the coronavirus crisis.Fly me to the moonBritish Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (LSE:IAG) rocketed by over 23% on the vaccine news. But shares in the airline operator are still more than 69.5% cheaper than in January. I said in June that I think IAG shares are a definite FTSE 100 bargain. I made the point then that cheap UK shares are most easily found when short-term demand is weakest for a company’s product. IAG suspended its dividend in April 2020 when global lockdowns hit. In May it said British Airways was burning through £178m in cash every week with planes just sat on the tarmac.And third-quarter results on 30 October showed the extent of the damage. IAG made an operating loss of €1.3bn compared to a 2019 operating profit of €1.425bn. Passenger capacity in Q3 was 78.6% lower than the same period in 2019. Across the first nine months of the year, numbers were down by 64.3%. But the news that we now could have a working vaccine means renewed hope for the travel sector. With a historically low P/E ratio of just 0.95, IAG shares are nothing if not undervalued, to my mind.And with the opportunity for global travel to restart, as earnings begin rising, IAG could reintroduce its dividend. Cheap UK shares to recoverA Covid-19 vaccine will take many months to filter through to the general population. Billions of doses will have to be produced, and that will take time. More tests and trials are needed and we are nowhere near the end of this horrible period in history.However, it is a speck of bright light in the darkness.I predict that there will be serious pent-up demand for passenger flights from millions of holidaymakers and business travellers. To me, that means IAG will see its share price rise, in tandem with other travel stocks that have had their value crushed in 2020. I’m thinking of the likes of FTSE 250 cruise operator Carnival and UK airline easyjet, for example.It has been a very difficult time for everyone to live through. And the idea of investing appears relatively unimportant in the face of such misery and loss. But buying cheap UK shares that have seen their values crash in 2020 could offer investors like me some of the best gains of their lives. last_img read more

Valente House / Moirë arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919394/valente-house-moire-arquitectos Clipboard Argentina Save this picture!© Diego Medina+ 35Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919394/valente-house-moire-arquitectos Clipboard Valente House / Moirë arquitectos Photographs:  Diego Medina Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Architects: Moirë arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Maderas Misiones, San Lorenzo, VEGASave this picture!© Diego MedinaRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. This project responds to the need of a client who wanted to build his home in a piece of land on the wood of Peralta Ramos, in Mar del Plata. The house has a contemporary aesthetic. It was designed as a single element of concrete, which makes a contrast with the characteristics of its environment.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaThis unique volume is treated to create transition spaces to develop outdoor activities during the summer. These spaces become fundamental. For that reason, the treatment of the limit is crucial to achieving a fluid relation. The large windows offer open visuals, as the galleries create a soft limit.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Diego MedinaA mixed construction system was chosen for this project. The ground floor was built mostly with concrete, in order to emphasize its basing characteristic. The first floor was materialized with the steel-framing system fully covered in black steel sheet. The floor-to-ceiling windows create light-filled spaces that make a contrast with the dark colors from the material chosen: concrete, wood and black metal.Save this picture!© Diego MedinaSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Diego MedinaProject gallerySee allShow lessWentworth House 2 / MHN Design UnionSelected ProjectsSão Francisco Xavier House / RAP Arquitetura e InterioresSelected Projects Share Year: center_img Area:  92 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2019 Projects Valente House / Moirë arquitectosSave this projectSaveValente House / Moirë arquitectos CopyAbout this officeMoirë arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMar del PlataArgentinaPublished on September 19, 2019Cite: “Valente House / Moirë arquitectos” [Casa Valente / Moirë arquitectos] 19 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Mar del Plata, Argentinalast_img read more

Lady Heald dies

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. Her fundraising activities were recognised with the naming of the Daphne Heald Research Unit.She made extensive use of her home, Chilworth Manor, in Surrey, to host fundraising events for a range of charities.  79 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 August 2004 | News Lady Heald CBE, volunteer fundraiser for cancer charities and chairman of the National Gardens Scheme, has died aged 99.Daphne Heald was a founding member of the fundraising committee of Marie Curie Cancer Care, and was actively involved in supporting a range of other charities. She was chairman of the appeals committee of the Royal College of Nursing for 28 years from 1950, a former chair of the Surrey committee of the Distressed Gentlefolk’s Aid Association, and chairman of the National Gardens Scheme for 28 years to 1979. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lady Heald dies Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people Volunteeringlast_img read more

Farm Bill Commitment from House Majority Leader

first_img Farm Bill Commitment from House Majority Leader Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Oct 25, 2012 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bill Commitment from House Majority Leader House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has reportedly committed to holding a vote on the 2012 Farm Bill during the lame duck session of Congress. Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow was pleased to hear the news – stating that America’s farmers, ranchers, small businesses and 16-million Americans employed in agriculture desperately need the certainty and disaster relief the farm bill provides. Stabenow notes the Senate passed its version of the farm bill in June with strong bipartisan support. The measure cuts more than 23-billion dollars. Stabenow hopes members of the House follows the Senate’s lead with a bipartisan approach to the legislation. According to Stabenow – it’s critical to finalize the farm bill before the beginning of next year when farm programs expire that would impact milk and food prices for families.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleAnother Possible SCN BreakthroughNext articleNew FFA Program Helps With Career Choices Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Biden defeats Trump, becomes president-elect

first_imgTCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Facebook PolitiFrog2020 ElectionsTop StoriesCenterpieceBiden defeats Trump, becomes president-electBy TCU 360 Staff – November 7, 2020 2962 Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s printLoading 50%NationalStateCountyJoe Biden wins Pennsylvania, becomes president-electBy TCU 360 StaffIn this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., pass each other as Harris moves to the podium to speak during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del. Harris made history Saturday, Nov. 7, as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)In this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., pass each other as Harris moves to the podium to speak during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del. Harris made history Saturday, Nov. 7, as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)This story was updated at 11:19 a.m. on Nov. 7. The U.S. looks to set a record for modern-day turnout as 2020 campaign comes to a close.More than 100 million people voted early across the country–that’s almost 71% of the total votes counted in the 2016 election.By the time polls opened at 7 a.m. across the state, 60% or 9.7 million Texans had already voted. That turnout alone was 108% of all votes cast in the 2016 election.The campaign between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden has been bitter. The FBI is investigating an incident from Friday in which Trump supporters surrounded a Biden campaign bus traveling from San Antonio to Austin. Gov. Greg Abbott placed 1,000 National Guard troops on standby in case of unrest.Meanwhile Chancellor Victor Boschini sent an email to the TCU community today, asking them to respect each other and remain civil.“I’ve been asked who we will be after the election, and how we will deal with the outcome,” Boschini wrote in the email. “My answer is this: regardless of affiliations and ideologies, we are a community, a community that is inclusive, caring, committed, and respectful of knowledge, intentional dialogue and each other.”In earlier email sent to students Oct. 21, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull conveyed a similar message.“In this election season, we encourage everyone to honor our community values of respect, personal freedom and the dignity of all people,” Cavins-Tull wrote. “Conversations and multiple viewpoints often expand our learning – when we engage in respectful dialogue.”  Many issues are on the table in the national, state and local elections this year–responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, strategies to rebuild the economy and race relations. The state legislature will be tasked with redistricting.This election marks the first time many members of Generation Z are voting.Though Baby Boomers were the first to take advantage of the 26th Amendment, which President Richard Nixon signed into law in 1971 after it was ratified by three-fourths of the states, members of Generation Z are exercising their right to vote at an earlier age than other generations.The amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18 from 21, came 49 years ago, but the push to allow younger people to vote started decades before then, as a response to the military draft during World War II.“Old enough to fight, old enough to vote,” the slogan read.Now, in 2020, the youngest portion of the voting population is showing up at the polls.According to Tufts University data, as of Oct. 27, more than 7 million people aged 18-29 had voted. In 13 states, the percentage of all early votes cast by this age group is higher than it was in November 2016.In Texas, more than 1 million young people have voted, nearing the total 1.2 million votes by young people in the 2016 election.This evening, TCU 360 will be reporting on the national, state and Tarrant County elections. Elections will be called according to the Associated Press.NationalBy Zaed YousufPresident Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the Constitutional Oath to Amy Coney Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, after Barrett was confirmed to be a Supreme Court justice by the Senate earlier in the evening. Holding the Bible is Barrett’s husband, Jesse Barrett. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)President Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the Constitutional Oath to Amy Coney Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, after Barrett was confirmed to be a Supreme Court justice by the Senate earlier in the evening. Holding the Bible is Barrett’s husband, Jesse Barrett. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Joe Biden wins Pennsylvania, becomes president-electJoe Biden won Pennsylvania, giving him enough electoral votes to become the next president of the U.S.With Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, Biden secured 284 electoral votes, surpassing the 270 needed to win. America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.I will keep the faith that you have placed in me. pic.twitter.com/moA9qhmjn8— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020 Kamala Harris will become the first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent elected vice president.Trump has not conceded, saying in a tweet Saturday morning he won the election “by a lot.”This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)Seven states left uncalled, Nevada to announce count ThursdayAmericans woke up Wednesday morning without a definitive answer to who their next president would be. While this election set modern-day records for voter turnout, with about 67% of the eligible voting population expected to have cast ballots, it is dwarfed by the all-time record of 81.8%, set in 1876. One group contributing to this year’s high voter turnout was Generation Z. Many of these individuals took an early advantage of the 26th Amendment and voted in their first election. As of Wednesday at noon, seven states remained to be called by the Associated Press. Early Wednesday morning, the AP called Arizona for Democratic candidate Joe Biden. The AP also gave three of Maine’s electoral votes to Biden and one to President Trump. The seven uncalled states account for 78 electoral votes. As of noon Wednesday, Biden led the race, with 238 electoral votes to Trump’s 213. Biden was also winning the popular vote.Both campaigns said Tuesday night they were confident they were on a path to victory.  Among the states left to be called were Pennsylvania, with 20 electoral votes, and Georgia and Michigan, each with 16. Nevada announced Wednesday it had stopped counting votes and would report the total Thursday. In the U.S. Senate, 35 seats were up for grabs, and Republicans are expected to maintain control. Democrats had flipped two seats, and Republicans had flipped one.Democrats are expected to keep their majority in the House of Representatives, though Republicans gained some Democratic seats. Races tighten Wednesday morningThe day after the election, votes are still being counted.Last night, AP called Maine and Arizona for Biden; Trump won one of Maine’s electoral votes. This leaves seven states still undecided.Those seven states carry 78 electoral votes. Both candidates believe they are set to win. In the U.S. Senate, Republicans are expected to hold the majority. Only two Republican incumbents have lost. Nine states remain to be called With nine states left to be called, Biden has 223 electoral votes, and Trump has 212. Biden needs 47 electoral votes to reach 270 to win, while Trump needs 58.A few of the states that haven’t yet been won, such as Pennsylvania, each have at least 20 electoral votes. Biden wins 209 electoral votes, Trump wins 112The race is coming down to rustbelt swing states. However, Democrats have maintained control of the house. The Republicans continue to control the Senate. Electoral votes determine the outcome of the electionCandidates need 270 electoral votes to win the election, and electoral votes are allocated by the population of each state. Even though Democratic candidate Joe Biden has won fewer states than President Trump, Biden has more electoral votes. Several of the states Trump has won have smaller populations than some of the ones Biden has. For example, Biden has won New York, which has 29 electoral votes, and Illinois, which has 20. The two states won by Trump with the highest number of electoral votes are Indiana and Tennessee, which both have 11.  Polls close along the East CoastHeading into today, 100 million Americans, almost half of all registered voters, had already cast their ballots. Many voted early, which if the race is close, could lead to a delay in results. Minority groups, especially Hispanics and Blacks, who each make up 11% of registered voters, have been historically impactful in deciding the next president. In Florida, half of all Latino and Black registered voters have yet to vote while more than half of white registered voters have already voted. In Arizona, two-thirds of Latino voters have not yet cast a ballot.Gen Z is another group of voters which has been active at the polls, with over 8 million Americans aged 18-29 having voted as of Nov. 1. StateBy Alexandra LangA large Texas flag hangs from the Texas State Capitol as workers prepare the grounds for Tuesday’s Inauguration Ceremonies, in Austin, Texas, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)A large Texas flag hangs from the Texas State Capitol as workers prepare the grounds for Tuesday’s Inauguration Ceremonies, in Austin, Texas, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Democrat flips Texas Senate seat as GOP keeps majorityDemocrat Roland Gutierrez defeated Republican incumbent Pete Flores to win the Texas State Senate District 19. “I would like to thank all of the people of #SD19 for putting their faith in me to work on the issues that matter most,” Gutierrez said in a tweet.𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗘 𝗪𝗢𝗡!!! I would like to thank all the people of #SD19 for putting their faith in me to work on the issues that matter most. I could not have done it without you and I promise not to let you down. pic.twitter.com/8zLb9bdkDs— Roland Gutierrez (@RolandForTexas) November 4, 2020 Flores conceded the election in a statement on Wednesday, saying “I send my heartfelt thanks to the people of the District. I appreciate the opportunity to serve as their State Senator for the 86th Session.”This upset comes as Texas Democrats failed to gain political control, with Republican lawmakers keeping their hold on all statewide offices and in both chambers of the Legislature. As a result, Republicans will once again control the redistricting process, deciding the state district map until the next census in 2030. Cornyn wins fourth termIn this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP, File)In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP, File)Democrat MJ Hegar conceded the Texas U.S. Senate race to Republican incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in a tweet at 8:47 p.m.“We’ve built a powerful grassroots movement from the ground up, and I know our fight here in Texas is far from over,” she said in the tweet. The Cornyn campaign also tweeted about his victory; “It is the honor of my life to serve Texas in the U.S. Senate,” the tweet said. “Inspired by your trust and your patriotism, I will continue to be a strong voice for our values in Washington.” Democratic U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar heads to an early polling site after talking with the media, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Hegar is in a runoff with State Sen. Royce West. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Democratic U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar heads to an early polling site after talking with the media, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Hegar is in a runoff with State Sen. Royce West. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)The Hegar campaign also released a statement following the concession, saying that, “Together, we stood up and got to work, building a powerful grassroots campaign from the ground up, shattering voter turnout records, and most importantly sending a message to a previously safe Senator that he answers to us.” Texas Democratic Senate candidate MJ Hegar releases statement as GOP Sen. John Cornyn holds a commanding lead. No explicit concession, but sure sounds like one… pic.twitter.com/f6sf8q15z1— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) November 4, 2020 Texans vote for state legislators during census year Several state-wide races are being contested by both parties, including both state and U.S. Congress. Twelve Texas seats in the U.S. House are being watched closely, and Texas Democrats only need to net nine new seats in the state House to have a majority, according to the Texas Tribune. Republicans hope to regain two seats flipped by Democrats in 2018, and the rest are Republican-held seats Democrats hope to take tonight.Here are the 12 U.S. House seats that both parties are watching in Texas:The two Democratic seats flipped in 2018: CD-7 and CD-32. The 10 seats Democrats hope to flip: CD-2, CD-3, CD-6, CD-10, CD-21, CD-22, CD-23, CD-24, CD-25 and CD-31.Voting in Texas has already seen legal challenges. A group of Republicans attempted to throw out 127,000 ballots cast in drive-thru stations in Harris County, but their request was denied by the Texas Supreme Court. The same group lost a similar case in federal court Monday when a federal judge rejected their claim that the ballots violated the U.S. Constitution. However, Harris County announced late Monday it would close most of the drive-thru voting locations on Election Day, as the tents used do not qualify as “‘buildings,’ which are required for Election Day voting places,” according to a tweet from Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins. Texas’s early voting numbers have already surpassed the total number of votes in 2016, with over 9 million votes during that period. Texas Democrats are hopeful they will be able to take control of the state legislature, especially since the party in the majority will get to determine the redistricting process that occurs after every census. Democratic control of the state legislature would likely undo the Republican’s gerrymandering efforts after the 2010 midterm elections. Here is a list of some races in the Texas state Congress to consider:The 12 Democratic seats that the Republicans hope to flip: House District 45, HD-47, HD-52, HD-65, HD-102, HD-105, HD-113, HD-114, HD-115, HD-132, HD-135 and HD-136.The 22 Republican seats that Democrats want to flip: HD-14, HD-26, HD-28, HD-29, HD-32, HD-54, HD-64, HD-66, HD-67, HD-92, HD-93, HD-94, HD-96, HD-97, HD-108, HD-112, HD-121, HD-126, HD-129, HD-133, HD-134 and HD-138.Tarrant CountyBy Benton McDonaldA few vehicles are seen parked along or navigating Main Street during the noon hour by the Tarrant County Court House in downtown Forth Worth, Texas, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Tarrant county officials ordered “stay at home orders” for their residents to help combat the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)A few vehicles are seen parked along or navigating Main Street during the noon hour by the Tarrant County Court House in downtown Forth Worth, Texas, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Tarrant county officials ordered “stay at home orders” for their residents to help combat the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Republicans sweep five state house districts in Tarrant CountyAll five state house districts in Tarrant County that were targeted by Democrats as potential gains have been called for the Republican candidate. In the two open seat races that Democrats were most bullish on, Jeff Whitfeld conceded to Republican Jeff Cason in State House District 92, and David Cook’s victory in District 96 was called by the AP. In District 97, which includes TCU, Democrat Elizabeth Beck released a statement conceding to Republican incumbent Craig Goldman. It has been the honor of my life to run for office in the community where I grew up. I wish my opponent well and I know that there is a bright future ahead for District 97. pic.twitter.com/mjqtj3OaYD— Elizabeth Beck (@elizabethforTX) November 4, 2020 Another Republican incumbent in Tarrant County, Matt Krause, declared victory in the District 93 race. Elsewhere in the county, 3rd Precinct Commissioner Gary Fickes was re-elected along with Sheriff Bill Waybourn. In the race for president, Donald Trump holds onto a lead of less than 3,000 votes in Tarrant County. Trump currently holds 49.35% of the vote to Biden’s 49.08%. The 49.35% share would be the lowest a Republican president has received in Tarrant County this century. Tinderholt declares victory in southeast Tarrant district State Rep. Tony Tinderholt released a statement declaring victory in House District 94 over challenger Alisa Simmons. Statement from @reptinderholt — who won reelection tonight in #HD94 — inferring tonight’s results mandate Republican state reps prioritize @TexasGOP platform items in the next #txlege — pic.twitter.com/CzILSWQION— McKenzie Taylor (@McKenzLTaylor) November 4, 2020Tinderholt currently holds a 6-point lead, 51% to 45%, over Simmons. His seat was one being targeted by the Texas Democratic Party in their attempt to flip the Texas State House. If Tinderholt is declared the winner, he will return to the legislature for his fourth term. Nearing 800,000 votes cast, Trump holds slim leadPresident Trump is leading by just under 5,000 votes in Tarrant County with more than 790,000 votes cast. Trump holds 49.52% of the vote while Biden has 48.91%. The two open state house seats continue to lean to the Republicans, as Jeff Cason and Matt Krause each hold leads above five points. Incumbent State Rep. Craig Goldman, whose district includes TCU, is leading Elizabeth Beck 52.96% to 44.76%. County Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks is on his way to winning re-election for a fifth time as he holds a 21-point lead over challenger Roy Lozano. Sheriff Bill Waybourn is also leading by seven points over challenger Vance Keyes. Voters line up outside Richardson City Hall for early voting Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Richardson, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Voters line up outside Richardson City Hall for early voting Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Richardson, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Granger, Veasey win re-election handily Republican Rep. Kay Granger has won re-election for the 13th time, according to the AP. Granger’s district includes TCU and most of western Tarrant County. Democratic Rep. Marc Veasey also won re-election, according to the AP.Veasey’s district includes parts of Fort Worth and Dallas. Both Granger and Veasey won by double-digits.  The Tarrant County election results have not been updated since the initial update at 7 p.m. Trump, Biden separated by less than 1 point in early returns President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are nearly tied in Tarrant County as the first election results begin to come in. Trump has 49.22% of the vote and Biden 49.12%. 700,651 total votes have been cast so far, representing 59% of registered voters in the county. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has a 5 point lead over Democratic challenger MJ Hegar. Republicans Jeff Cason and Matt Krause are holding slim leads in the two open seat state house districts, 92 and 93. Tarrant County has long been a bellwether for Texas politics and will likely continue that trend in the 2020 election. Tarrant County had been the nation’s largest Republican-leaning urban county until 2018, when former Rep. Beto O’Rourke flipped it blue in his bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz. O’Rourke’s victory in the county was seen by some as indicative of larger trends occurring in Texas, namely the growth of a younger and more diverse electorate.  These trends have only continued in the two years since his victory. Texas has seen record-breaking youth voter turnout in the runup to the 2020 election, and over 1.4 million voters from minority communities have registered to vote in the state since 2016. Tarrant’s continued push to the left is something Democrat operatives at the local, state and federal levels are leaning on as they hope to make Texas blue. Five state house districts that include portions of the county have been targeted by the Texas Democratic Party as they attempt to gain control of the state legislature. Of those five, two are open-seats (HD 92, 96), and three are held by Republican incumbents (HD 93, 94, 97)The political forecasting group CNalysis has districts 92 and 96 rated as “Tilt Democratic” in their most recent forecast and 93, 94, and 97 as “Tilt Republican.” Tarrant County residents will also be voting on district judges, a sheriff, county constables and two of the four county commissioner seats. Voters wait in a long line around 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at Blue Mound, Texas. (Yffy Yossifor/Star-Telegram via AP)Voters wait in a long line around 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at Blue Mound, Texas. (Yffy Yossifor/Star-Telegram via AP)Precinct 1 Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks, whose jurisdiction covers TCU, is running for his fifth term. An emergency meeting of the county election board was called Monday morning after Elections Administrator Heider Garcia said a number of mail-in ballots were being deemed “unreadable” by the system that is meant to count them. To make sure these votes are counted, they must be manually “re-created” under the watch of representatives from each party. The board approved the addition of 56 new people who will help with this process at Monday’s meeting. Garcia also said he expects more than 900,000 total votes will be cast in Tarrant County, breaking the county’s record. Updates on the Tarrant County results will be provided as the votes come in. TopBuilt with Shorthand Previous articleHoroscope: November 7, 2020:Next articleDuggan gets it done on the ground, TCU keeps Saddle Trophy in Fort Worth TCU 360 Staff Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week Pantone: Color of the year 2020 Former Fort Worth, TCU Police Department officer dies of COVID-19 and on-duty injury complications TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU 360 Staff + posts center_img TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. 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Anti Austerity Alliance opens Limerick base

first_img TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceMusic LimerickTaxesWater Charges New Music: 40Hurtz Previous article45 Limerick patients on trolleysNext articleFunding for Mungret project Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Linkedin Twitter Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp THE Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) geared up for the local elections at the weekend with the opening of their new Limerick headquarters, which was attended by the group’s nine candidates for Limerick and Clare along with dozens of activists.Local pensioner Brian Hinchy, who made headlines when he confronted Taoiseach Enda Kenny claiming An Taoiseach robbed the property tax from Mr Hinchy’s pension, cut the ribbon at No 8 Lock Quay – a space formerly occupied by the Dell Redundant Workers’ Association.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Both share a common goal to help ordinary people get their rights. We all stand together, because unity is strength,” said Mr Hinchy.The pensioner pledged his support to the AAA and encouraged people to use the upcoming local election to “pay back Labour and Fine Gael for their bullying and robbery.”Former Mayor of Limerick and AAA candidate for Newcastle West, Joe Harrington, predicted that the new office will be one of the busiest hotspots in the city in the run-up to election day on May 23.“We are organising a full frontal assault on the austerity parties in the upcoming elections right across the Mid West,” he declared.Seven AAA candidates will stand in Limerick City and County with a further two in Shannon. The Alliance has been officially registered as a political party for the May elections.AAA candidate for Limerick City North, Cian Prendiville, believes water charges will be a key issue for the Alliance. He sad the Alliance wants to turn the local elections into a referendum on water charges.“The water charges are just another austerity tax to pay for the bank bailout and should be rejected. So far, over 1,000 local people have signed our pledge to only vote for candidates who will fight the water charged, and hundreds more are signing every week.“People who are opposed to these taxes should use their vote to take out the parties responsible and elect some fighters for ordinary people,” said Mr Prendiville.The AAA campaign headquarters will be open from 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Those interested in helping out can drop in or text AAA to 087 6525727. For more details, log on to www.midwestaaa.comcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Email #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Advertisement #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Print NewsAnti Austerity Alliance opens Limerick baseBy Guest Writer – February 26, 2014 720 last_img read more

Hospital hires Austin firm to fight FOI’sFew details about recent exits released

first_img Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter EXPENSE REPORTSThe OA also requested, in a separate FOIA request, copies of any expense reports submitted for or by Green, as well as any copies of any findings, notes or reports associated with Green’s expense reports during her employment with MCHS.Expense reports from employees who work for governmental entities are always considered public information, but the Austin law firm also asked the AG’s office to withhold those documents. The legal team cited all of the same exceptions listed in the first request, the only difference being a paragraph under the “informer’s privilege” exception that appeared to be redacted in the first request.“The information contained in Exhibit 3 demonstrates that the District received a report of an alleged violation of a law or District policy that is within the purview of the District’s enforcement authority. The informer’s identity is not known to the requestor. As such, the information marked at Exhibit 3 should (be) withheld under the informer’s privilege as incorporated by section 552.101 of the Government Code,” the paragraph stated.Dodd said everything involving personnel is discussed in executive session.“We were informed of Tracy Green’s exit from MCH in executive session and the details of that were in executive session because it was personnel issues,” she added.When asked whether or not Green’s employment was discussed in an executive session during a regular board meeting or a recent special meeting that only included one executive session item, Dodd said in a prepared statement, “if there are personnel issues, they are discussed in executive sessions. The board does not oversee the employees or personnel issues of MCH and is not provided detailed information about personnel issues. The board is also not permitted to discuss personnel issues of any sort.”Joe Larsen, a Houston attorney and board member of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, said board members actually have a First Amendment right to discuss what was said in executive session.“Just because something is discussed in closed session doesn’t mean a board member can’t talk about it,” Larsen said. “There’s only one exception to that — if it’s an attorney-client communication.”Larsen added that if there is potential or anticipated litigation and they are getting legal advice, board members can refuse to say anything. MCH logo picture One of Medical Center Health System’s vice president’s is no longer at the hospital, but whether she quit or was fired, no one will say.Alison Pradon, interim vice president of communications and marketing and executive director of the MCHS Foundation, said Wednesday Tracy Green’s time of employment with MCHS was from April 30, 2018, to April 4, 2019. Pradon said she did not know whether Green was fired or quit and that they “do not discuss personnel matters.”What we do know is that the hospital has hired an Austin legal team at Walsh Gallegos to fight off Freedom of Information requests from both CBS 7 news and the Odessa American.Green was hired as executive director of provider relations and recruitment on April 30, 2018, her personnel file shows. The file was recently released by MCHS through the Austin-based law firm the hospital hired to handle numerous FOI requests. Eight months later, the file shows she was promoted to vice president of provider and community relations and received a nearly $20 an hour raise — from $75.51 an hour to $94 an hour.“At that time our director of communications, Jacqui Gore, left MCH,” Ector County Hospital District board member Bryn Dodd said. “It was my understanding she was covering that area until someone was hired.”The Odessa American previously reported Gore, who was vice president of communications and marketing, left MCHS on Oct. 24.Green’s personnel file shows she was referred for her new vice president position by MCHS President and CEO Rick Napper, who also referred her to her original position when she was hired last year. Both Green and Napper worked for Catholic Health Initiatives Memorial Health in Chattanooga, Tenn., around the same time.Napper was president of the Chattanooga campus in 2013 and served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the health system there before taking a position in Bryan as president and CEO of CHI St. Joseph Health in November 2015. He was then hired as the CEO at MCHS in December 2017. Napper recently announced his retirement, effective Sept. 15, after not even a year-and-a-half with the health system.FOI requests for more information on his employment have mostly been denied with “he is an at- will employee responses” by board members. The hospital district stated in an email “MCH has no documents responsive to this request. Mr. Napper does not have an employment contract with ECHD/MCHS.”District 5 board member Don Hallmark said the board did approve the terms of employment for Napper and Napper was sent an offer letter with those terms.“He just went to work off of that email I guess, and he’s been at at-will employee since then,” Hallmark said.Dodd said the board approved a specific salary and other items, and she remembers negotiating Napper’s terms of employments.“I assumed there was some kind of document with those terms on there,” she added.Green’s resume, included in her personnel file, shows she was the director of physician recruitment and relations at CHI Memorial in Chattanooga from 2014 until her employment with MCHS. Her work history on her resume also shows she mainly worked in physician services over the years, largely dealing with recruitment of physicians.Green’s personnel file also shows she received nearly $14,000 for relocation expenses, and agreed to a stipulation that should she leave MCHS or have a change in full-time employment status within 24 months of employment, she must reimburse MCHS in full.In an email Napper sent Nov. 28, 2018, to Harvey Hudspeth, interim vice president of HR at the time, Napper stated he wanted to change Green’s position to a VP position and that she would be taking on the responsibility for marketing and public relations.“This will create two separate Directors in place of Jackie (Gore). One of those will be Marketing and one will bill be Public Relations. These will both be Directors. … I am looking at her (Green) maintaining the current responsibility and adding PR and Marketing,” the email stated.The OA requested an interview with Napper, but Pradon wrote in an email, “we don’t comment on individual employees so he will not be doing an interview.”Dodd said the board was unaware of any promotions or pay raises and Hallmark said the board doesn’t discuss those kinds of things.“We never know about raises and stuff like that,” Hallmark said, adding that is not their role as a board. The board only directly oversees the president and CEO of the hospital.It is unclear exactly why Green left MCHS and Hallmark said he did not know if she was fired or quit — they just heard she was gone and were not given a lot of information on the matter.“We were just informed that she was no longer there and that was basically it,” Dodd said. “That’s operational, so we don’t normally have any information, or any details on that stuff because that’s not our role … so unless there’s litigation, we don’t know.”Dodd said as far as she knows there is no litigation involved. WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp FIGHTING FOIA REQUESTSHowever, there could be potential litigation. The Austin-based law firm Walsh Gallegos that is representing MCHS and the hospital district cited an exemption related to potential litigation in MCHS’ request for an attorney general determination regarding an FOIA request the Odessa American submitted April 22.The OA’s original request included the following:>> Copies of any paperwork indicating the reason for Napper’s recent time off.>> The personnel file of Green, including any complaints or commendations.>> Any termination letter or separation paperwork or any letter indicating Green’s resignation.>> Any paperwork or report including commendations or complaints from any person inside or outside of MCHS submitted regarding Napper.The only information turned over to the OA was Green’s personnel file on May 7.On Tuesday, an attorney with the law firm, Joey Moore, emailed a copy of MCHS’ request for the Attorney General’s determination on whether or not the rest of the requested information was public.The law firm’s request for the exception related to litigation stated, “in order for the litigation exception to apply, the district must establish that (1) litigation was pending or reasonably anticipated on the day the governmental body received the request for information; and (2) the information at issue is related to that litigation.”The letter further stated “litigation is reasonably anticipated (by the hospital) and the information requested is related to the anticipated litigation.”The first request for exemption from disclosure listed in the letter was that the records requested were “audit working papers.” The letter states, “there will be a prompt investigation of …” and the rest of the paragraph is blacked out, or redacted. After the redaction, it states “the documents at Exhibit 3 constitute ‘audit working papers’ which were prepared and maintained as part of the audit/investigation …” and then the rest of the sentence is also redacted.Dodd and Hallmark both stated they were not aware of any kind of investigation regarding Green’s employment.Other requests for exemption from disclosure listed in the letter included attorney-client privilege, inter-agency memoranda, common-law privacy and “informer’s privilege.”The exception on attorney-client privilege in the letter states that the documents in Exhibit 3 have not been shared with anyone, inside or outside the district, other than MCHS’ Chief Legal Counsel Ellie Bane and her staff and all underlying communications and notes were made for the purpose of evaluating legal issues facing the district.The exception regarding inter-agency memoranda outlines how “a governmental body’s policymaking functions do not encompass routine internal administrative or personnel matters, and disclosure of information about such matters will not inhibit free discussion of policy issues among agency personnel … A governmental body’s policymaking functions do include administrative and personnel matters of broad scope that affect the governmental body’s policy mission. “The common-law privacy exception talks about how it protects information “if it is highly intimate or embarrassing, such that its release would be highly objectionable to a reasonable person, and if it is of no legitimate concern to the public,” and the letter goes on to state that all of that applies to information in Exhibit 3.The “informer’s privilege” exception talks about the government’s privilege to withhold from disclosure the identity of persons who furnish information of violations of law to officers charged with enforcement of that law, adding that the exception typically applies to law enforcement. The letter states that it can apply to administrative officials with a duty of enforcing particular laws, which may include “quasi-criminal civil laws,” and goes on to say, “the privilege excepts the informer’s statement itself only to the extent necessary to protect the informer’s identity.” It also states that information in Exhibit 3 should be withheld under the informer’s privilege.The Texas Attorney General’s Office will notify both the hospital district and the OA when a determination is made on whether or not the information should be available to the public. Local News Hospital hires Austin firm to fight FOI’sFew details about recent exits released Pinterest Facebook Previous articleAngelina JimenezNext articleMyrna Hernandez Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

The Industry Pulse: Updates on Black Knight, Schneiderman & Sherman, and More …

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: HUD Reaffirms Its Commitment to Hurricane Harvey Recovery Next: Homebuyers Stretching Budgets for the American Dream? Click through to learn more about announcements of crucial hires, the launch of new functionalities well as rewards and recognition for servicers in this weekly update.Black Knight, Inc., a provider of integrated software, data, and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries based in Jacksonville, Florida, has entered into a strategic relationship with LERETA, LLC, a national provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers based in Covina, California, to enhance tax reporting services to Black Knight’s MSP servicing system customers.The relationship will allow servicers on MSP to experience enhanced integration to improve data exchanges, a reduction in payment timeframes, the elimination of manual report entry errors, improved processing with unique functionality, greater accuracy, enhanced tax-specific processing, and an improved customer experience.“This alliance demonstrates our continuing commitment to driving innovation in property tax servicing,” said John Walsh, CEO of LERETA. “It also shows how the respective leaders in tax service and servicing systems can work together to improve this critical servicing function. Servicers using LERETA for tax on the MSP system will now have more automation and decrease in risk.”__________________________________________________________________Michigan-based Schneiderman & Sherman, PC, a regional law firm with over 35 years of experience, announced the hiring of Krystal Kirby in the role of Marketing Director.  Kirby will work under Neil Sherman, Managing Attorney.Prior to accepting the position, Kirby served as Director of Marketing for Michigan’s second largest real estate brokerage, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate. She will spearhead the firm’s marketing functions across all practices and business lines.Competitive landscape analysis, traditional and digital marketing, promotions, public relations, social media and event management will be some of Kirby’s key priorities for the firm. She will also be supporting philanthropic initiatives—a core value to both Schneiderman & Sherman and their new Marketing Director. Kirby is currently serving her first term on the Junior Board of Directors for the Bissell Pet Foundation. Her other affiliations include the American Marketing Association, Events Industry Council (the accrediting body for her CMP certification), and the Grand Valley State University Alumni Association.__________________________________________________________________California-based Quandis Inc., a default management mortgage technology provider has incorporated a new functionality into its Military Search service that empowers clients with the ability to easily customize real-time monitoring data analysis that is more explicitly and inclusive in nature. The new functionality returns the most granular searches in the industry for active military personnel along with detailed reporting.Called the Quandis Military Search (QMS), the solution verifies up-to-the-second information on active duty military status to help organizations comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) of 2003, which has stringent rules and processes that must be followed before starting mortgage foreclosure proceedings on borrowers that hold active duty status in the United States military. Stiff fines, penalties, and lawsuits can result from active military personnel that is improperly pursued in the default process.__________________________________________________________________Seattle-based Zillow Group, Inc., which houses a portfolio of the real estate and home-related brands on mobile and web, announced Rich Barton, who co-founded Zillow in 2005 and served as the company’s CEO until 2010, has been named the new CEO.Barton has been Executive Chairman since stepping down as CEO. Co-founder of Zillow Group Lloyd Frink will now become executive chairman. Co-founder Spencer Rascoff will remain on Zillow Group’s board of directors. Rascoff has led Zillow Group as CEO from 2010 through its IPO, overseeing 15 acquisitions and growing the company from 200 employees to more than 4,000. Under his leadership, Zillow Group has consistently been recognized as among the best companies to work for, and its annual revenue has grown from $30 million to $1.3 billion. Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] in Daily Dose, Featured Tagged with: Black Knight PC Quandis Inc. Schneiderman & Sherman Zillow Group About Author: Donna Joseph The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago February 26, 2019 1,549 Views center_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Black Knight PC Quandis Inc. 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