Entries open in Scottish Charity Awards

first_img Howard Lake | 23 February 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Entries open in Scottish Charity Awards Tagged with: Awards Scotland The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is inviting community groups, charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises to enter the Scottish Charity Awards.The awards aim to demonstrate the vital contribution that the sector makes to society across Scotland.The awards will be announced at a gala dinner in Edinburgh on 10 June 2010.Martin Sime, the Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations said: “The last year has been really tough for many charities and voluntary organisations struggling to cope with the effects of the recession. That’s why it’s more important than ever for us to get together and celebrate success”.There are 5 awards categories:* Charity of the Year – For an organisation that has made significant achievements in the last year* Campaign of the Year – For an advertising or media campaign that brought a single issue to public recognition* Charity Champion – For an individual who has gone above and beyond to advance the role of the voluntary sector.* Partnership Award – For work between a voluntary sector organisation and public or private sector partner that has helped support the sector or a local community* Community Action Award – For a local or community group that has made significant achievements in the last yearThe deadline for entering the awards is 9 April 2010.www.scvo.org.uklast_img read more

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TCU, UNTHSC students highlight partnership of medicine and nutrition

first_imgFacebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin ReddIt Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ TCU Values and Ventures competition grows to largest in school history Previous articleTCU may become a smoke and tobacco-free campusNext articleTCU students volunteer with nonprofit to eliminate ‘dream deserts’ Rachel Tiede RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img Website| + posts Twitter TCU Office of Admission to add new programs to attract and keep diversity Facebook Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ Is TCU’s firework obsession because of Boschini? ‘It doesn’t hurt.’ Rachel is a senior multimedia reporter for TCU360.com. She creates in-depth packages and stories for the website, TCU News Now, and the Skiff.Rachel is also on the TCU Triathlon Team, a member of Eta Iota Sigma, the Order of Omega, and the John V. Roach Honors College. She enjoys exploring Fort Worth–seeing plays, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Horned Frogs! Rachel Tiede Linkedin TCU’s diversity falls middle of the road compared to peer institutions printOn this particular class day, the focus was lowering sodium.With water boiling, steam rising and pans sizzling, TCU senior dietetic students taught recipes and healthy eating to medical students from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in a joint Culinary Medicine course.Kirby Buchanan, a first-year medical school student from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at UNTHSC, said he was never much of a cook, but he’s learning healthy habits.“I think by implementing it in my own life, I’ll be able to further help patients down the road, and making changes that could benefit them,” Buchanan said.The goal is to highlight the important partnership between nutrition and medicine.Anne VanBeber is one of the class’s professors. She said this class shows future medical professionals what “healthy eating” means.“What does ‘eat healthy’ mean? What does ‘increase your fiber’ mean?” VanBeber said. “It doesn’t mean anything unless you can comfortably tell [the patients] about all the legumes you can add to your salad.”Camille Schaffner, a second-year physician assistant student, said she’s learned that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring.“We always tell our patients to eat better, but a lot of practitioners don’t really know what that means. And so I felt like it was important to get to a class and really learn what I’m recommending to my patients,” Schaffner said.The TCU dietetic students benefit too, by getting to practice what they’ll soon be doing after graduation.“All of these students are learning how the whole health care team works to the benefit of the patient,” VanBeber said.Buchanan said that the Culinary Medicine course offers more nutrition education than he would have received by only attending medical school.“Most of it is system-based learning, like learning the specifics about the body, and they’ll throw in a little bit of nutritional information, but not as much as we’re getting on this course,” he said.The course is a partnership between TCU, UNTHSC and Moncrief Cancer Institute. It is offered each spring to 30 students selected by a lottery, according to VanBeber. She hopes that with the new medical school’s opening, the course will fit 60 students.last_img read more

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Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14

first_img + posts Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printRecorded May 3, 2019, Andrew, Richard and Michelle are joined by TCU professor John Tisdale. They dive into some interesting entertainment topics: Peter Mayhew, Sonic the Hedgehog, Obama and “Southern Charm”. The hosts play a fun game at the end of the episode. Andrew Van Heusden Twitter Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. Facebook Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Facebook Linkedin Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/center_img Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Captain Marvel Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Previous articleOvercoming obstacles: graduate faces challenges inside, outside classroomNext articleMarathon runner persists after being mauled by a pit bull Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Repeated cyber-attacks on leading human rights website

first_img September 22, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Repeated cyber-attacks on leading human rights website China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the cyber-attacks on China’s leading human rights information website 64 Tianwang that have repeatedly rendered it inaccessible since 16 September. The creation of human rights activist and cyber-dissident Huang Qi, the site posts information supplied by citizen-journalists.A Distributed Denial of Service attack launched at around 10 a.m. on 16 September paralyzed activity on the site (www.64tianwang.com) until around 11 p.m. on 17 September. During the attack, the site redirected its visitors to its blog (64tianwang.blogspot.com/) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/twhuangqi).After resuming activity for 10 hours, the site was again rendered inaccessible on 18 September. Another attack occurred on 19 September, accompanied by the closure of 64 Tianwang’s Tencent QQ and Weixin messaging and chat accounts.Huang said: “Reports recently posted on 64 Tianwang, including reports about (dissident writer) Tie Liu’s arrest, land conflicts and the beatings of citizens trying to complain to local authorities, very probably triggered these latest attacks.”“We condemns these targeted cyber-attacks, which testify to the sensitivity of the information revealed by 64 Tianwang,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia desk.“Their intensity and the fact that they coincided with Internet company Tencent’s closure of 64 Tianwang’s messaging accounts indicate that they were acts of censorship instigated by the government. We urge the authorities to apply the constitution, which guarantees freedom of information, by bringing these untimely attacks to an end. We also call on Tencent to stop cooperating with the censors.”Created by Huang in 1998, 64 Tianwang is regarded as subversive by the authorities. The police watch both Huang and his reporters, who were recently again the target of government-orchestrated reprisals after they covered protests in Tiananmen Square and various human rights violations.The winner of the Reporters Without Borders Cyber-Freedom Prize in 2004, Huang has had two long spells in prison, the second of which began in 2008, after the Sichuan earthquake, when he was jailed on a charge of “illegal possession of state secrets.” He was briefly detained in March in connection with the coverage of the Tiananmen Square protests. Organisation News June 2, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on China News ChinaAsia – Pacific Cyber-dissident Huang Qi’s site has been repeatedly blocked by DDoS attacks since 16 September News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Newslast_img read more

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Pasadena to Slash Prices for Youth Recreation Programs in Summer, Fall

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff In an effort to get kids active again as the pandemic appears to be winding down, as well as support cash-strapped families as they recover from it, the Pasadena Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Services has announced plans to dramatically reduce prices for its youth recreation programs for the upcoming summer and fall seasons.The department is scheduled to provide an informational presentation on the plan to the City Council at their upcoming Monday meeting, but no action from the council is needed, as the proposal already falls within a range previously approved by city officials, Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director Brenda Harvey-Williams said.There were several reasons behind the decision, which comes as state guidelines pertaining to youth sports programs enacted in response to the pandemic have been relaxed, she said.“We want to be able to fill our parks up this summer with kids being able to get out and play,” Harvey-Williams said.“We know that COVID has financially impacted many families and they may not be able to afford our fees, so we wanted to reduce them across the board,” she said.“But most of all, we just want to activate our parks, get the kids out. Following months of stay-at-home orders and distance learning, “It’s a way to incentivize people to bring their children out and their teens to get them out of the house, come out, play and have a good time like you should be doing — kind of let people remind them they’re kids again,” Harvey-Williams said.Scholarships and financial help is available for families unable to afford the new fees.“ We don’t mind money to be a reason that kids can’t come out and go to summer camp this summer and take summer swim lessons, or be on a sports team this summer,” Harvey-Williams said.“We’re very excited,” she added. “We’re recreation and our staff hasn’t been able to provide the recreation services that they’re used to doing. So they’re excited to hopefully have parks filled with kids that are taking advantage of the programs that we’ll be offering.”Youth basketball, flag football, soccer and volleyball programs will be cut from the usual price of $65 per season to $10, according to a report prepared by the agency.Non-contact boxing, which was previously $25 per session, will now be free, officials said.The cost of group swim classes will be reduced from $50 per session to $10.Summer day camp program prices will also be cut dramatically. Those that previously cost $95 per week will be reduced to $10 per week. The city’s Arroyo Seco day camp program, normally $118 per week, will be reduced to a cost of $25 per week. Day camp programs traditionally costing $50 will be free, while fees for teen programs in the summer and fall will also be waived entirely.More information is available on the Pasadena Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services website at cityofpasadena.net/parks-and-rec. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News Pasadena to Slash Prices for Youth Recreation Programs in Summer, Fall By DAVID CROSS and BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, April 23, 2021 | 1:50 pm Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Top of the News center_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Moves on Opera centre site

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin APPROACHES have been made to wealthy Limerick businessmen to assist with funding for a proposed clean up of the facade of the ill-fated Opera Centre, the Limerick Post has been reliably informed. With the future of the NAMA owned site uncertain, the local business community and City Hall, have made repeated calls for an immediate decision. A source told the Limerick Post that talks have been held between interested parties, and to which JP McManus is reported to have been invited to attend.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Development work stalled on the €300 million centre during the onset of the global and national economic crisis, and the massive 38,000sqm site was recently placed on the derelict sites register by Limerick City Council.With the site now in what has been described as an “appalling state,” local business owners have become increasingly concerned.Mr McManus, the multi billion euro former bookmaker and racehorse owner, recently came to the rescue of the Markets Field which, through his LEDP fund, purchased the property.He is seen to have the finances, clout and contacts to get things done.The proposed Opera Centre was designed to breathe new life into the city centre, but the downturn in the economy put an end to that dream.The site now lies derelict.Management at the Hunt Museum are said to be upset that visitors are confronted with an ugly eyesore across the road.City manager Tom Mackey, recently said that NAMA is “anxious to activate a viable business plan for the Opera site,” while Patrick Street trader, Tony Connolly, called for the “bombed site” to be focused on.Director of the Hunt Museum and architect Dr Hugh Maguire, previously referred to it as a blight on the city in its current state.“A gaping chasm of boarded up buildings isn’t very welcoming”. Dr Maguire stated that “it would be of great benefit to the city,” if a cleanup operation was put in place.One local shop owner told the Post: “It would be far better if the site was purchased from NAMA and developed into a car park in the short term. Simply cleaning it up will make no difference”.Another local developer, Michael Tiernan, responsible for the Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre, had initially supported the proposed Opera Centre, and had plans to build a connecting bridge between both properties. Email Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img NewsLocal NewsMoves on Opera centre siteBy admin – July 14, 2011 688 Facebook Previous articleGarda Laura strikes gold on graduation dayNext articleLimerick SPCA insist inspector is in place admin Printlast_img read more

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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Falcons looking forward after upset

first_imgSportsCollegeLocal News WhatsApp utpb falcon shield logo UTPB men’s basketball coach Josh Newman admitted that the past few weeks have been challenging for him and his team having played six straight games against ranked opponents, the latest coming against No. 11 St. Edward’s.Despite the challenging schedule, Newman said that he was proud of his team for finding a way to break through in a 75-65 victory over the Hilltoppers Saturday in Austin.The win snapped a 32-game home winning streak for St. Edward’s and a six-game losing streak for UTPB.“I thought our kids played tremendously well the second game,” Newman said Monday. “We played really well the first half of the first game and then we just let that game kind of get away from us.“I thought our kids executed the game plan and we were fortunate enough to come away with a victory on the road.”Newman expanded on how his team was able to keep St. Edward’s in check Saturday.“It was two things,” he said. “One, our defense was really good and it generated some easier opportunities. Then two, we just valued the ball more.“When you’re shooting 48 percent you’d rather just throw it at the rim than at the other team.”The Falcons were able to get a road victory but still face some coming challenges.Newman said Monday that sophomore guard Fermandez Jones is out for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL. Jones averaged 7.4 points per game this season and had started the last two games he played against West Texas A&M.He is the third Falcons player to be out for the season, joining Israel Barnes and Dadou Traore.UTPB looks to overcome those injuries and build a winning streak starting this weekend against No. 15 Dallas Baptist.“Dallas Baptist does a great job of turning turnovers into points and we’ve got to make sure that we do not give them anything easy,” Newman said “We’ve got to keep track of our assignments and do what we know we can do on the defensive end.”>> PIVOTAL STRETCH: After earning a split against St. Edward’s over the weekend, UTPB women’s basketball coach Rae Boothe said that overall she saw that her team’s defensive effort was better and that the team was rebounding better as well.There was one area that she said was “deficient” in Friday’s 74-57 loss to the Hilltoppers and is making that a point of emphasis this weekend.“We did not take care of the ball,” Boothe said. “We threw the ball away so many times and we shot it at a terrible rate with high percentage shots. We just could not find our composure for probably 35 minutes of that game.”The Falcons return home to the Falcon Dome Friday and Saturday for a series against Texas Woman’s University.The Pioneers have only played three games compared to the 10 that UTPB has played. Only Texas A&M International has played more games out of any Lone Star Conference team with 11.The weekend series is the start of a crucial stretch of four games in six days for UTPB. Following the matchup against the Pioneers, the Falcons travel on the road to play at Cameron Monday and UT Tyler on Wednesday. Both are games that had been previously postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.It is also the final time in the regular season that UTPB is scheduled to play back-to-back days.“This is the biggest week for us,” Boothe said. “We do hope to win four for four and it’s going to be a challenge for us.“We’ve won one game at a time and we haven’t started a streak so hopefully this weekend we can put one together.”>> BASEBALL GETTING STARTED: After nearly a year away from playing in a live game, the UTPB basketball team is getting started with the 2021 season with a doubleheader against Sul Ross State starting at noon Saturday at Roden Field.Head coach Brian Reinke said that his team is anxious to get back playing again.“As exciting as it is for me, I know the players are much more excited,” Reinke said. “We’ve been able to have a full fall practice and a couple of scrimmage so that’s taken away some of the jitters.”>> Follow Tony Venegas on Twitter at @OA_TVenegas Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – January 25, 2021 Pinterest Twitter COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Falcons looking forward after upsetcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterest TAGS  Previous articleHEALTH BRIEFS: Week Of Jan. 21, 2019Next articleCOLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB ready to get delayed season underway Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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CybelAngel Joins Next40 Index of Hyper-Growth Technology Innovators

first_img Twitter CybelAngel Joins Next40 Index of Hyper-Growth Technology Innovators TAGS  Facebook Pinterest PARIS & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– CybelAngel, a global leader in digital risk protection, today announced it has been added to the prestigious Next40 index of innovative, hyper-growth French technology companies. As noted by French technology authority La French Tech, Next40 membership means a start-up is “outperforming economically and paving the way for a new generation of entrepreneurs.” Companies in the Next40 index benefit from initiatives specifically designed to support them, including unlimited access to services from more than 45 French government ministries, increased visibility in official delegations abroad and business opportunities with civil, defense, space and other state agencies. CybelAngel’s selection for the exclusive, invite-only Next40 cohort caps a series of growth milestones less than a year from the company’s $36 million Series B funding. Most recently, CybelAngel added Asset Discovery and Monitoring capabilities to the company’s unmatched AI-powered, Digital Risk Protection Platform, allowing customers to discover and protect previously invisible and exposed devices and data, like manufacturing equipment, shadow IT services and IoT gear. “Our team owes CybelAngel’s rapid growth and Next40 recognition first and foremost to our customers like Sanofi, L’Oréal and others around the world who placed their trust in us early on to protect their employees, operations and brands,” said Erwan Keraudy, CEO, CybelAngel. “In the last year, despite tremendous global disruption, CybelAngel achieved remarkable growth thanks to the strength of our employees, investors and go to market partners.” Guillaume Poupard, Director General of France’s ANSSI (National Agency for the Security of Information Systems), added “ANSSI has closely followed the development of CybelAngel since the company’s creation. CybelAngel’s innovative solutions provide building blocks of great interest for building effective and pragmatic strategies for securing digital systems, in France as elsewhere in the world. I am delighted with the inclusion of CybelAngel in the Next40 index, a sign of recognition and confidence in its future development.” With a larger global footprint, CybelAngel is ideally positioned to help more diverse organizations across industries meet the challenges of confronting and overcoming evolving digital risks across their extended business, technology and customer relationships. Key milestones include:Executing on Strategic Investment Capital: Over the past year, CybelAngel secured an impressive $36 million Series B funding round, led by Prime Ventures, alongside TempoCap with participation from Bpifrance and Open CNP – giving the company a total of $52M raised to date. These funds drove investment to accelerate global expansion, build strategic partnerships and advance the capabilities of CybelAngel’s Digital Risk Protection Platform.Research Leadership: The rare depth and reach of CybelAngel’s data exposure detection and analysis are illustrated in the company’s high-profile “ Full Body Exposure ” report documenting how more than 45 million unique X-Ray and other medical images with personally-identifiable information are publicly exposed for cybercrime exploitation, despite years of global health data privacy awareness and mandates.Expanding Geographic Footprint: CybelAngel is joining the Next40 at the same time that it is tripling the size of its international sales teams. The company now boasts new and expanded office locations in London and Boston, in addition to its Paris and New York offices. Expanding its team of sales, channel and research specialists in North America, the United Kingdom and Europe, CybelAngel is rapidly scaling opportunities to sell and partner with more types of enterprises and solution providers.Growth in Key Industry Sectors: CybelAngel’s Digital Risk Protection Platform gives more customers across industries actionable awareness of imminent risk to confidential data and other assets. From measurable Data Breach Prevention through early detection of data exposure, to continuous Third-Party Risk Assessments, CybelAngel’s platform is ideally suited to help companies manage evolving digital risks during business transformations, remote work shifts and other change forces. CybelAngel counts pharmaceutical, financial, telecommunications, consumer and luxury goods, and manufacturing among its strategic customer sectors experiencing the greatest growth entering the new year. Industry case studies and other resources are available here. “The last year reminds everyone that risk is unyielding and omnipresent. No one can answer every conceivable scenario, however boards, C-Suites, insurance, regulatory and other stakeholders place a greater premium on gaining visibility over changing digital risk factors, to prevent otherwise unmanaged risks from creating worst-case consequences,” added Todd Carroll, CybelAngel’s CISO. “We are excited about serving a wider set of organizations and analyzing more about the global state of risk and industries, for the greater good.” Follow CybelAngel for the latest details on research, events and other news.Twitter: @CybelAngelLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cybelangel/ About CybelAngel CybelAngel is the world-leading digital risk protection platform that detects and resolves external threats before these wreak havoc. Because more data is being shared, processed or stored outside the firewall on cloud services, open databases and connected devices, the digital risk to enterprises has never been greater. Organizations worldwide rely on CybelAngel to discover, monitor and resolve external threats across all layers of the Internet, keeping their critical assets, brand and reputation secure. To learn more, visit CybelAngel.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005605/en/ CONTACT: Carrie VanBuskirk W2 Communications [email protected] 571-247-1133 KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FRANCE NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT SECURITY TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET SOURCE: CybelAngel Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Explaining September’s Existing-Home Sale Surge

first_img  Print This Post October 22, 2020 1,123 Views Existing Home Sales 2020-10-22 Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles Explaining September’s Existing-Home Sale Surge The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share 2Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Existing-home sales in September “soared,” according to a report Thursday from National Association of Realtors (NAR).An existing home in September sold for a median price of $311,800, a 14.8% gain compared with September of last year. That’s one takeaway from the latest National Association of Realtors (NAR) Existing-Home Sales Report for September, which accounts for completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops. Other data points include the following:More than 7 in 10 homes sold this past September (that is, 71%); those were on the market for less than a month.The homes-for-sale inventory fell 19.2% annually to only 1.47 million homes for sale at the end of September. At the current sales pace, reported NAR, that represents a 2.7-month supply. That’s the lowest since 1982 when  NAR started tracking this metric.Each of the four major regions witnessed month-over-month and year-over-year growth, with the Northeast seeing the highest climb in both categoriesSales rose 9.4% from August to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 6.54 million in September. Overall sales rose year-over-year, up 20.9% from a year ago (5.41 million in September 2019).Foreclosures and short sales represented less than 1% of sales in September, equal to August’s percentage but down from 2% in September 2019.According to Freddie Mac, the average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage decreased to 2.89% in September, down from 2.94% in August. The average commitment rate across all of 2019 was 3.94%.(See the entire report, including a regional breakdown, here.)“Home sales traditionally taper off toward the end of the year, but in September they surged beyond what we normally see during this season,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist. “I would attribute this jump to record-low interest rates and an abundance of buyers in the marketplace, including buyers of vacation homes given the greater flexibility to work from home.”Homebuilders have ramped up the supply in many areas, Yun said. He also pointed out an increased interest in second or vacation homes. Indeed, NAR reported that sales in vacation destination counties have seen a strong acceleration since July, with a 34% year-over-year gain in September.“The uncertainty about when the pandemic will end coupled with the ability to work from home appears to have boosted sales in summer resort regions, including Lake Tahoe, mid-Atlantic beaches (Rehoboth Beach, Myrtle Beach), and the Jersey shore areas,” Yun said.Individual investors or second-home buyers, who account for many cash sales, purchased 12% of homes in September, a small decline from the 14% figure recorded in both August 2020 and September 2019. All-cash sales accounted for 18% of transactions in September, unchanged from August but up from 17% in September 2019, NAR reported.Realtor.com’s Chief Economist Danielle Hale said that buyers’ biggest challenges remain “finding a suitable home amid very tight inventory, and qualifying for a mortgage within a framework of tightening credit availability.”She explained that in many large urban areas, rent prices are cooling and are not a factor driving buyers into the market, as it has been in the past.”Rather, low mortgage rates are enabling buyers to tackle higher home prices and secure a place of their own, with a largely fixed monthly cost,” she said.Realtor.com Senior Economist, George Ratiu, says the decline in mortgage applications for a fourth consecutive week, even as interest rates continue to fall, reflects “growing tension.”He explained that “interest rates slid again this week because still-elevated unemployment claims point to a slow economic recovery and hopes for a fiscal stimulus package in Congress remain cloudy. Investors moved toward the relative safety of mortgage bonds, pushing rates lower, and leading to a slight 1 basis point decline in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate, to 2.80%, the eleventh time in 2020 that the rate broke a record low.” Previous: FHFA Updates Policy on Single-family Mortgages in Forbearance Next: Serious Delinquency Rate Improves for First Time Since March About Author: Christina Hughes Babb in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Austin Niemiec, EVP of Rocket Pro TPO, offered a broker perspective on the “massive” rise in home sales.”Mortgage brokers finished off a red-hot summer with home sales reaching historic levels and the refinance market remaining strong on the back of record-low interest rates. As we prepare for the fall and winter, maintaining partner relationships with real estate agents and financial advisors will be critical in assisting more purchase clients through the end of the year.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Existing Home Sales The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Explaining September’s Existing-Home Sale Surgelast_img read more

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Breaking- Arnab Goswami Moves Bombay High Court Seeking Direction To Trial Court To Not Take Cognizance Of Chargesheet In Anvay Naik Suicide Case

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking- Arnab Goswami Moves Bombay High Court Seeking Direction To Trial Court To Not Take Cognizance Of Chargesheet In Anvay Naik Suicide Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Dec 2020 5:13 AMShare This – xRepublic TV Chief Arnab Gowswami has moved the Bombay High Court seeking a direction to the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Raigad-Alibaigh, not to take cognizance of the final report filed by the Raigad Police on Friday, in a 2018 Anvay Naik abetment of suicide case. Goswami has alleged that the entire case reeks with malafide on part of the State Government and is an example of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginRepublic TV Chief Arnab Gowswami has moved the Bombay High Court seeking a direction to the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Raigad-Alibaigh, not to take cognizance of the final report filed by the Raigad Police on Friday, in a 2018 Anvay Naik abetment of suicide case. Goswami has alleged that the entire case reeks with malafide on part of the State Government and is an example of the Executive’s interference via ‘premeditated diktat’ to law and order officers. Delete [Breaking] #ArnabGowswami Moves #BombayHC High Court Seeking a direction to Raigad-Alibaigh Chief Judicial Magistrate Court not not take cognizance of the final report filed by #raigad Police in the #Anvaynaik #Abetmenttosuicide Case @republic pic.twitter.com/YLBgZtz5h3— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) December 5, 2020 The Raigad Police on Friday filed a 1,914 pages long charge sheet against Goswami and two others, before a court in Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district, where the case for alleged abetment of suicide of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud has been registered. The trio has been charged under IPC sections 306 (abetment to suicide), 109 (punishment for abetment) and 34 (act done by several people in furtherance of common intention). Raigad Police Files 1914 Pages Charge-sheet Against Arnab Goswami And 2 Others in the 2018 Anvay Naik Abetment To Suicide Case Goswami has urged the Court not to take cognizance of this charge sheet as his very arrest on the morning of November 4 was with a malafide intention and in a completely illegal manner, solely at the behest of the Maharashtra Government. He has also urged the Court to stay all further proceedings, including investigation in the matter. He has drawn the Court’s attention towards a recent press conference held by the Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on 29 November 2020, wherein it was publicly declared that a “strong chargesheet” would be filed against Arnab Goswami “soon”. Goswami has stated that the above remarks were made despite an absolute, prima facie decision of the Supreme Court in his bail application, that the FIR registered against him is frivolous/ illegal. A Prima Facie Evaluation Of FIR Does Not Disclose Offence Of Abetment To Suicide Against Arnab Goswami : Supreme Court “It is pertinent to mention that this shocking premeditated political declaration by Mr. Anil Deshmukh came at a news conference 12 hours after the Hon’ble Supreme Court delivered the said judgement dated 27th November 2020. The said statement and the corresponding investigation at the behest of the Home Department, State of Maharashtra, not only establishes the malicious and malafide intent guiding the overall investigation in the present case but also exposes the complete subversion of the Supreme Court order dated 27th November 2020,” the plea states. It adds, “It is also pertinent to mention that the Home Minister of Maharashtra was not only prejudging and publicly guiding the investigation in the case, but was also putting a timeline of progression to the case. It is thus clear that the entire investigation in the case is being puppeteered by a political machinery and is tainted and prescripted by the executive powers at play of the Respondents.” It is alleged that there is a “well- documented pattern of interference” in the present case on the part of the Home Department, Maharashtra state and the Home Minister Mr. Anil Deshmukh, inasmuch the reinvestigation was launched at the behest of Home Department’s letter dated May 26. Attention is also drawn towards the Home Minister’s remarks against Goswami on the floor of the Maharashtra Assembly on September 8, 2020. “It must be noted that the Home Minister of Maharashtra made the comments on the floor of the Maharashtra assembly more than 1 month before the case was officially reopened. This only reiterates the fact that it is with pure political instruction from the ruling dispensation that the law and order machinery is at work,” Goswami suggested. Further it is pointed out that despite the categoric observations of CJM, Raigad that no permission/ order of the court was obtained prior to reinvestigating the said case, the Maharashtra Home Minister “in a blatantly false statements” claimed that the investigation was going on after getting permission from the court. On Thursday, Goswmai had moved the Bombay High Court seeking stay of the investigation in this case. He had urged that the matter be transferred to CBI as the Maharashtra Police are in the process of filing a completely malicious and vengeful chargesheet against him, with the malafide intension to harass him and to stifle the means of justice. Goswami was arrested on the morning of November in a case registered by the Raigad Police in 2018 for allegedly abetting the suicide of a 52-year old interior designer named Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik. He was remanded to judicial custody by CJM Alibag and was kept at a local school which has been designated as a COVID-19 centre for the Alibaug prison. Later, he was shifted to Taloja prison in Mumbai after the police alleged that Goswami used mobile phone in custody without permission. He was released on Bail by the Supreme Court on November 11, while observing that prima facie it cannot be said that he was guilty of having abetted the suicide within the meaning of Section 306 of the IPC. Before the Supreme Court, Goswami had urged that the investigation could not be reopened in the absence of an order for further investigation by the Magistrate. The Court had however observed in the passing that the Police has the power to investigate further in a case where ‘A Summary’ Report is filed. “A Summary is filed in a case where there is offence, but police have not traced evidence. Does the A Summary deprive the police of the power to investigate? I cannot accept the position that police cannot investigate further in a case of A Summary,” Justice Chandrachud had observed.Next Storylast_img read more

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