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first_img More than half of Americans say they want to rein in the Federal Reserve, says a poll. The Bloomberg National Poll showed that 39 per cent of all Americans want the Fed to be more accountable, while 16 per cent want to abolish the Fed altogether. Republicans and independents are generally sympathetic to ending the Fed. The November mid-term election brought 242 Republicans into the House of Representatives, the largest margin since 1928. Most Americans are also unhappy with the perceived expansion of the US Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve trebled its balance sheet during the financial crisis of 2008. Its second round of quantitative easing may add $600bn to the balance sheet. The Fed was created in 1913 to stabilise the supply of US dollars. The US did not have a central bank for the preceding 83 years. The survey interviewed 1,000 US adults, with a margin of error of 3.1 per cent. Americans want Fed controlled whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStorymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionGameday NewsNFL Hall Of Famers Who Probably Don’t Deserve To Be In CantonGameday NewsMovie JewelExperts Draining Niagara Falls Never Expected This Dark DiscoveryMovie JewelFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleMartha Stewart CBDFind All of Martha Stewart’s CBD Products HereMartha Stewart CBD whatsappcenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap Thursday 9 December 2010 7:41 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Vodafone Group to sponsor Porsche Formula E team

first_img Facebook Twitter YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Vodafone Group to sponsor Porsche Formula E team WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates Previous articleTaapsee to play an athlete; ace cricketer’s biopic nextNext articlePakistan may have to play Tokyo 2020 hockey qualifiers in India Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Latest Sports NewsSportSports Business Vodafone Group will be the official communication partner of Porsche Motorsport as the automobile manufacturer enters the 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.As part of the deal, Vodafone branding will be visible on the first all-electric racing cars in Porsche’s history, as well as the drivers’ uniforms, when the team makes its debut in November 2019. WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket Cricket Football By Kunal Dhyani – August 30, 2019 Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoPUBG Mobile Launch Date: Fresh Job Listings on LinkedIn suggest possible Release?UndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoVodafone’s new five-year sponsorship of the Porsche Formula E Works Programme includes the provision of communications equipment and technical support.Ahmed Essam, Chief Commercial Officer of Vodafone Group, said: “There’s a natural alignment for Vodafone with Formula E, a next generation, technology driven sport that appeals to a broad and ever-growing audience and that has concern for the planet at its heart. We have a very positive working relationship with Porsche and together we’ll look to break boundaries in vehicle technology.”Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Porsche Motorsport, said: “Vodafone has been a long-term partner of Porsche Motorsport and is helping us to develop both racing and street vehicle technology. We know Vodafone strongly believes in the innovative mission of Formula E and we are thrilled to have them by our side as Porsche Motorsport enters this new racing class.”Also Read: TAG Heuer inks title sponsorship deal with Porsche Formula EWavemaker: Vivo, Vodafone, Star Sports most talked about on social mediaIn addition to the partnership in Formula E, there will be a collaboration between Porsche Motorsport and Vodafone in eSports in the near future.Formula E is the first fully-electric international single-seater racing series in which cars zoom at more than 200 km per h our with zero emissions along the streets of 12 major cities across four continents.Porsche was Vodafone’s first connected car customer and the companies have worked together in recent years to add a number of features to high end models including: locking and unlocking via a mobile phone app; vehicle location tracking as an anti-theft service; and proactive preventative maintenance through monitoring car functions like fuel, oil pressure and tyre pressure.Vodafone’s sponsorship of the Porsche Formula E Team also builds on a successful six year partnership between the brands in manufacturer prototype racing, which yielded three overall victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours as well as three World Championship titles in the World Endurance Championships.Also Read: Formula E posts US$29m loss despite revenue in Season 4‘Manchester United-Vodafone in talks to make Old Trafford 5G-ready’ Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Time running out for Wales as Italy maintain lead and possession; Follow Live Updates Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Cricket WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Latest Sports News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSABB FIA Formula E ChampionshipFormula E ChampionshipsFormula E Championships 2019Formula E Championships 2020Porsche Formula EPorsche Formula E teamVodafone Group SHARE Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Football Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your countrylast_img read more

Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) Q32010 Interim Report

first_imgEnterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh)  2010 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEnterprise Group Limited is a leading financial services and insurance group in Ghana. The company operates in 6 segments; non-life assurance, life assurance, pension administration, real estate, funeral services and investments. Enterprise Group Limited offers an extensive portfolio of products and services ranging from funeral finance and family income protection to micro insurance, corporate risk, fidelity guarantee, cash-in-safe, home and personal assets protection and product liability insurance policies. Enterprise Group Limited also assists with pension fund management and real estate development and management. The company was founded in 1924 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Enterprise Group Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Scott Staniforth winning try – Bledisloe One

first_imgSunday Jul 1, 2007 Scott Staniforth winning try – Bledisloe One This is the match winner against the All Blacks from saturdays Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup game in Melbourne. Finished off by sub Scott Staniforth, it was created by big Aussie centre Stirling Mortlock. Mortlock showed us what we’ve been used to seeing from him in years gone by, with him using his considerable bulk to bust through the midfield, stepping two players and then putting the foot down. The final pass over the top was pinpoint, finding Staniforth to put the Aussies 20-15 in the lead with 8 minutes left. The score stayed that way and the Wallabies won match one of the Bledisloe Cup, squaring up the Tri Nations with all three sides on equal points.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Moral Mondays: the emergence and dynamics of a growing mass human rights movement

first_imgMoral Mondays. Hundreds pack rotunda inside NC General Assembly; 151 are arrested.Photo: NC Student Power UnionIntroductionThe Moral Mondays campaign in North Carolina that is mobilizing thousands to speak out against the legislative attacks on Black, working-class and poor people throughout the state is being talked about across the country, as it expands to other cities.Moral Mondays in North Carolina have a particular history that needs to be understood to recognize its political aims and the dynamics in moving it forward as a mass campaign and human rights social movement. Broad campaigns and movements for social justice have twists and turns that are influenced by the strength and bases of the class and political forces acting within them.The critiques of social movements by many progressives too often rely on what’s written by the mainstream media without any contact with left and progressive forces which are active in those social movements. They also tend to analyze social movements as if there is only one permanent, leading political tendency and that other tendencies are merely tailing it and have no internal struggle, strategy and independent initiatives. The history of the Civil Rights Movement — where Dr. King was the mass spokesperson — points out the internal dynamics that exist within mass movements.Yes.  There are many who see the Moral Mondays campaign as mainly a struggle against Republican Party control of the state Legislature, and as part of an electoral strategy to prepare a Democratic Party base for the next state and national elections. This is clearly one of the strong tendencies, but it is not the only tendency active in shaping the direction of the Moral Mondays.The unity-struggle-unity and independent initiative of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee is an example of the forces representing the most oppressed sectors of the Black masses which operated within the Civil Rights Movement and how they were able to influence its direction.Historical backgroundMoral Mondays grew out of a People’s Assembly movement known as Historical Thousands on Jones Street (HKOJ) that was formed in February 2007. The Black masses are the social anchor of the HKOJ, even though its composition and program is broader.The Rev. William Barber II, North Carolina state president of the NAACP, along with others engaged in struggles for social and economic justice and human rights, mobilized to convene a People’s Assembly in February 2007 where a 14-point program was developed, and the HKOJ coalition was formed, which included the 120 branches of the N.C. NAACP and 150 community, labor and social justice organizations.Rev. Barber had been active in struggles around education, voting rights and other issues, mainly in the city of Goldsboro, where he lives and pastors his church. In 2002, he came out in support of the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union-UE Local 150, which was organizing at two of the city’s main employers of state mental health workers.  He spoke on the Goldsboro City Hall steps, lifting up the right to organize and collective bargaining.As a leader of the Goldsboro branch of the N.C. NAACP, who actively supported labor and other Black, working-class and poor people’s struggles, Rev. Barber stood out as an emerging statewide leader capable of changing the largely inactive character of the majority of the N.C. NAACP branches. In 2006, with the help of progressive ministers and allies who were registered NAACP members, he was elected N.C. state president of the NAACP.The HKOJ began holding annual mobilizations to the N.C. General Assembly each February, declaring it the People’s House and calling on legislators to implement the People’s Assembly program. Rev. Barber’s leadership and the HKOJ mobilizations began to radicalize and transform many of the 120 N.C. NAACP branches, and a large and active youth wing was recruited.The HKOJ and its demands on the General Assembly began when the Democrats held the majority in the state Legislature. A ruling by the International Labor Organization (ILO), an agency of the United Nations, on a complaint filed by the UE-initiated International Worker Justice Campaign, found North Carolina was out of compliance with international conventions and treaties by denying public sector workers collective bargaining rights. Following the ruling, a bill was presented to the N.C. Legislature by an ally in the Democratic Party, calling for the repeal of the ban on collective bargaining rights for public sector workers.Despite the Democratic Party having a majority, and that support for the bill was shown by organized labor and many community and social movement organizations, the bill never got out of a committee to make it to the floor for a vote by the General Assembly. It is clear to many in the Moral Mondays campaign that the Democratic Party is not in favor of empowering the working class against the forces of capital that largely dictate and shape the policies of the state.StrategyMoral Mondays have mobilized thousands to take away the moral high ground from the religious right — whose so-called “moral agenda” is racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic and divisive — and try to appeal mainly to the white working class. Moral Mondays have injected a liberation theology, creating a popular social ministry, which is radicalizing many faith leaders as part of the fightback against the neofascists that not only have a base in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress, but also a social base in the white working class, and have been growing and mobilizing during the Obama administration.The next step in the moral argument will be to challenge the capitalist system as Dr. King did. Moral Mondays must embrace the demand for human rights, elevating the demands for social justice above the laws of U.S. imperialism. Human rights are international and inalienable and to demand them places the struggle in an international context.An important part of the HKOJ strategy that has yet to be implemented is the building of local peoples assemblies in every major city and county to bring together social justice forces as a people’s movement infrastructure. This would help to build mass-based power to impact not only on the legislative and local political districts, but also to build organizations and solidarity, which would empower the people working in and relying on the social and economic institutions where state policies are carried out.TacticsThe civil disobedience phase that resulted in the arrests of 941 Moral Monday activists was a very important tactic. Some viewed it as replicating a tactic of the Southern Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. King to give it a historical political connection. Others viewed it and engaged in it as a tactic to help raise the level of militancy of the mass struggles, as well as to expose the increasing repression and role of the state in pushing austerity policies, as it denies democratic and constitutional rights to people’s movements.The trials of about 50 of the Moral Mondays arrestees have helped to expose the repressive role of the state. They showed how the police agencies were secretly coming into the Moral Mondays meetings and conducting surveillance, and how the court’s rulings were inconsistent and sought to divide and create confusion among the arrestees.There was a struggle within the Moral Mondays campaign following the first court conviction. There was a call for Moral Mondays leaders and mobilizations to demand the dropping of charges against all Moral Mondays arrestees and the overturning of all convictions, in order to  highlight the struggle against the state’s criminalizing of the right to protest. However, the labor arrestees and their allies independently had to initiate the actual struggle around these demands, a struggle which needs to get stronger.Moral Mondays have helped to create a statewide climate of mass fightback that can encourage and support local fightbacks led by local organizations and social movements. North Carolina is referred to as ground zero in the mass fightback against the right.In generalizing that the attacks on the people are morally unconscionable in an effort to reflect the multiclass and multiracial breath of the Moral Mondays mobilizations, it is important not to downplay the racist and depression-level impacts that the cuts and policies are having on working-class Black and other people of color and women; how the media criminalize these disproportionately impacted communities, and why there is greater police brutality, government repression, vigilante violence against and mass incarceration of the people in and from these communities.The Black Workers For Justice made a call at the “No More Trayvons” rallies it sponsored for people to come to the Moral Monday the following day with signs and banners demanding: “Justice For Trayvon Martin!” and “Stop the War on Black America!” A few hundred signs were distributed and held high by Black people, other people of color and many whites. There was an increase in the turnout of Black people at the Moral Monday following the court’s “not guilty” verdict of Trayvon’s murderer, George Zimmerman. As one radical minister said, Moral Mondays are a real opportunity to provide an anti-racist education to the large number of whites participating in them.Tactics vary in the Moral Mondays movement, depending on the initiative of the organizations and movements participating. There was a Moral Mondays rally in Washington, N.C., a working-class city with a significant Black population, which opposed the closing of the Vidant Pungo hospital.  It had been recently purchased by the Vidant Medical Center, a regional monopoly serving 1.4 million people in 29 Black Belt counties in the northeastern part of the state.An informational picket has also been launched at the stores of billionaire Tea Party and ALEC financer and N.C. State Budget Director Art Pope. These actions show the potential of the Moral Mondays in helping to expose the corporate class’s domination over state government, and the importance of challenging the capitalist economic base in the struggle against austerity.Mobilizing labor’s rank and fileOn Sept. 21, 2013, the Southern Workers Assembly (SWA) organized a labor fightback conference that brought together North Carolina rank-and-file members, and leaders and organizers of several unions and organizing campaigns to hammer out a “Workers Democracy Campaign” to raise the visibility of labor in the Moral Mondays movement, and to carry out and promote fightback at the workplace, as well as the right to organize. This conference took place following the arrests of the SWA Moral Mondays labor delegation and after the holding of a series of public hearings in three cities to bring forth their issues and demands.Following the conference and the agitation by the SWA, we began to see the following rank-and-file actions: Teachers, parents and students held “walk-ins” at the public schools in cities across the state.  They wore red T-shirts to protest overcrowded class sizes, low teachers pay and the state budget cuts in education. United Food and Commercial Workers union members held a flash mob about poor working conditions and the right to organize inside of a Walmart store.  The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) continues the struggle and demands that the R.J. Reynolds Corporation bargain with the tobacco workers organized by FLOC.  The N.C. Public Service Workers Union-UE 150, held rallies at mental health hospitals and delivered demands to the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources headquarters.  The fast-food workers campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour helped to popularize and energize the growing struggles for workers’ democracy and power that are beginning to converge.This conscious effort to organize and raise the profile, voice and influence of labor is a growing aspect of the Moral Mondays movement. The SWA has been building a rank-and-file movement, which is trying to push labor activism and social movement unionism from the bottom up. Some national unions whose main memberships are outside of the South have contributed financial support, but most have not made a serious effort to mobilize their rank and file as part of and in support of Moral Mondays.The passage of a resolution at the AFL-CIO National Convention in 2013 on organizing the South was partly influenced by the success of the Moral Mondays mobilizations of thousands in North Carolina, and it recognized its potential to expand southwide as another civil rights movement. Representatives and allies of the SWA played an important role in developing the language of the resolution and for introducing it into the national convention. An officer in the N.C. state AFL-CIO, who is active in Moral Mondays, led a workshop at the convention on organizing in the SouthToward building a national movementAnother weakness in the Moral Mondays has been the lack of demands on and criticisms of the federal government’s complicity with the dictates of big capital and the impact of this on the states. This is due, in part, to not wanting to appear to attack the Obama administration, especially when he is constantly under racist attack from the right. This is also a result of the lack of a popular understanding that Obama is the president of an imperialist state-dominated international economic system, and that the corporate powers demand that he protect this system. Helping to raise consciousness on this is one of the important tasks of the left within this movement.The Supreme Court’s removal of Section IV of the Voting Rights Act, and the U.S. Congress’s shutdown of parts of the federal government has enabled many to begin to see the power and rule of the corporate class over the federal government, even under the Obama administration.The spreading of Moral Mondays to other cities throughout the South and across the country will help to sharpen the connection between the struggles against corporate domination of the states and the struggles against corporate rule over the federal government. (http://tinyurl.com/p9e7pl7)One of the important lessons and strengths of the Civil Rights Movement was that it did not allow the federal government to hide behind states’ rights as a way of refusing to deal with state laws throughout the South that collectively created Jim Crow, a racist system of national and colonial oppression. The Civil Rights Movement challenged those considered by some as allies, like Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, even though they signed an Executive Order, and the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act.The spreading of Moral Mondays is very important. However, these mobilizations must be led by people’s movement coalitions, democratically involving people’s organizations, and not run by a single organization, however sincere, dedicated and articulate the leader.To connect and better coordinate the work of civil rights organizations in Mississippi in 1962, and to prevent a single organization from calling all the shots, the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) was formed as a sort of a united front involving the NAACP, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and SNCC.The Moral Mondays radicalization of the clergy and their church members is very important. However, the emphasis on moral principles must not give the clergy an automatic right to leadership in Moral Mondays over those in social movements and mass organizations. That was the initial thinking at the founding of the SCLC in 1957.It is also important not to misinterpret Dr. King’s call for the United States to have a moral conscience as simply meaning that the minds of those in legislative positions need to change. He was talking about the immorality of a system that places profits and wars over human needs and that it must be fundamentally changed.The student sit-ins at the Woolworth store in Greensboro, N.C., spread throughout the South and influenced the tactics of the Civil Rights Movement.  Those protests, and Ella Baker’s efforts that helped to found SNCC, were independent initiatives that helped to influence the tactics and political demands of the Civil Rights Movement.In sum, we have to place this Moral Mondays campaign within our understanding of the period we are in now. The main question is whether we are in motion, whether we are organizing and mobilizing to fight back.  When people fight, they raise questions about power and oppression. When people fight back, they learn because they know that by learning, they can fight better.The Black Left Unity Network (BLUN) must help to spread the Moral Mondays and similar movements to other cities across the country. Part of the BLUN role must be to mobilize radical-thinking people rooted in the mass struggles to join the fight; work to raise the level of thinking of the people being radicalized by the struggle; and work to organize cooperation of the radical forces to help advance the strategy and tactics that can guide the movement on to victory at this juncture.Saladin Muhammad is a leader of Black Workers For Justice based in North Carolina and a founding member of the Black Left Unity Network.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Armenian Genocide Memorial Ground Blessing

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News Government Armenian Genocide Memorial Ground Blessing From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 11, 2014 | 4:51 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment After an extensive design competition and subsequent unanimous approval by the Pasadena City Council, the greater community has been invited to share this distinctive and extraordinary project with the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee (PAGMC). Working in concert with the Pasadena Parks and Recreation Commission, the northwest corner of Memorial Park was selected by the City as the final location for this respectful and appropriate memorial. The memorial is planned to be completed in time for the 100th commemoration of the atrocities perpetrated on the Armenian people, many of whom have decedents living in Southern California.The Blessing, Dedication and Genocide Remembrance will be held on Sunday, April 27, 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Park (85 East Holly Street) in Pasadena.Last year, the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee, a non-profit community organization, spearheaded the design and approval of this important and poignant memorial. This year, PAGMC is bringing together the Armenian American Community, religious & civic leaders, local school choirs, student speakers, community groups and many others in Pasadena and throughout the San Gabriel Valley to join with PAGMC to consecrate the park location.For more information about the, Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee, visit www.pasagmc.org or visit their Facebook page. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Art in Architecture

first_imgDesign The Art in Architecture By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 6:05 pm More Cool Stuff Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena is home to some of the most beautiful architecture imaginable. This is the type of old world attention to detail and exquisite workmanship that can be difficult to achieve today. Pasadena Now recently spoke with Darrell Done, an architectural properties specialist.He immediately talked about the impressive architectural history of the area. “A lot of our neighborhood was built in the beginning of the 20th century. From an evolutionary standpoint, architecture kind of transformed the neighborhood as different styles became in vogue,” said Done.He explains that the beginning of the 20th century ushered in the Arts and Crafts Movement as the Victorian Era was winding down. This is when natural materials, such as wood and stone, became increasingly popular. This allowed for the creation of some of the most beautiful homes of the 2th century. “Architects like the Greene brothers, Greene and Greene…..designed the Gamble House and many other noted pieces of property around our area,” said Done.The 1920s began an era of romantic, lavish homes. Villas, like those found in Europe, starting cropping up in the United States. “The 1920s was considered the Golden Age of Architecture because there was a tremendous amount of wealth,” said Done. This inspired builders and architects to create the same type of design on a smaller scale that more people could afford.There are different designs you will see in architectural homes but they all remain impressive and most of them are still impressive by today’s standards. “(There are) a lot of very clever details and…over the years as people came on to the market and started designing for the current trend you still had a wonderful sensibility and style and attention to detail,” said Done.These detailed homes can be found throughout Southern California. Pasadena has taken great strides to protect this architectural integrity of these great properties. Done told Pasadena Now, “as far back the late 1980s Pasadena had created landmark districts which create neighborhood to protect these homes and Bungalow Heaven was the first landmark district in Pasadena and it was responsible for a lot of houses to be preserved and not to be greatly modified in destroying the original content of the architecture.”Done makes it clear that there are many great current architects but there is something special about these old beauties. “We buy an architecturally designed home or architecturally significant home, it’s not just about the normal things it’s worth to mention, bedroom and bath count but it’s about all the wonderful details that went into the house. I mean the neatness of the design and materials that were used,” he said. These houses go to show that beauty is indeed ageless.You can visit Darrell Done at www.darrelldone.com. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribecenter_img HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Hillsides Introduces New Centralized Intake Phone Number Calling 323-274-3075 Will Access Services in Several Locations

first_imgGiving Back Hillsides Introduces New Centralized Intake Phone Number Calling 323-274-3075 Will Access Services in Several Locations STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 11:23 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week 14 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Hillsides intake team: Bottom left to bottom right: Emily Morales, Lynda Villasenor, Natalia Hughes, Nicole Gentry, Joseph Tesoro, Rafaela Murillo, Ana Bermudez, and Veronica Bejar.Getting services at Hillsides, a Southern California foster care and mental health charity, just got easier with a new centralized intake number for residential and outpatient mental health services. The new intake number is 323-274-3075.This number will be available for potential clients seeking services in Baldwin Park, Echo Park, East Los Angeles, and South Pasadena. Hillsides and its affiliate Bienvenidos offers an array of community-based programs and services in these locations through its Family Resource Centers.The number will also function for potential clients seeking services at the charity’s Peer Resource Center in Pasadena, a one-stop shop for transition-aged youth ages 16-25 and for those seeking services at Hillsides Residential Treatment Services, a short-term residential therapeutic program in Pasadena that offers a safe and stable environment to children who cannot live at home, have experienced trauma, or have emotional and/or behavioral challenges.The new phone line will have a menu of services in both English and Spanish.“The new centralized intake number will streamline the intake process and help more clients get the services they need in a timely manner,” said Joseph Tesoro, Hillsides intake and referral director. “People call when they are in a crisis. If you can get a person in for services when they have the momentum, they are much more likely to follow through with the appointment and get the help they need.”Clients will be able to receive the following services through the centralized intake phone number:*Intake and assessment*Individual, group, and family therapy*Parenting, domestic violence, and substance abuse groups*Case management*Psychological testing*Psychiatric evaluation*Psychotropic medication management*Resource and referrals*Crisis intervention*Walk-in services*Community enrichment programs*Residential treatment for children unable to live at homeThe centralized intake phone number is just one of many recent improvements Hillsides has made to its intake process to better serve clients. In recent years, the department has increased the amount of referrals, decreased the wait time for receiving services, and increased the access points to services. In addition, the staff has grown from two full-time employees to eight full-time positions and three part-time contract positions.Clients can also seek services at Hillsides by emailing [email protected] hillsides.org, or through the Hillsides website, www.hillsides.org, under the prompt “Need Services?”About HillsidesHillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the agency serves almost 17,000 children and families in Southern California throughout more than 40 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services are offered in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit www.Hillsides.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena. 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Serving the Underserved

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Serving the Underserved About Author: Joey Pizzolato Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The question of how the government-sponsored enterprises could serve underserved markets, such as very low-income, low-income, and moderate-income families could recently have come that much closer to finding an answer, according to a report by the Urban Institute.Next year, the GSEs will have to begin abiding by the new Duty of Serve (DTS) rule, which mandates that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac improve their role in supporting low-income households, specifically in three areas: manufactured housing, affordable housing preservation, and rural housing. But how do the enterprises go about living up to that mandate? Certain stakeholders have been brainstorming.The first way Fannie and Freddie can serve the underserved is by providing standardization guidelines to lending for manufactured homes, which make up 9 percent of new single-family starts. Currently, legal, regulatory, and financial concerns make it difficult for GSEs to lend in this area, but standardization could lead to lower costs.The second way—particularly to rural demographics—is to bring existing loan programs, such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and other loan programs from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to areas outside of an urban environment.Further, the GSEs could partner with nonprofit organizations and put more investment into community development financial institutions, which historically have a better understanding of the markets that Fannie and Freddie are trying to reach out to. The enterprises could help these organizations secure more capital to invest in their communities.The biggest thing the GSEs can do, however, once the DTS Rule kicks in is to collect data on the programs put in place so that researchers and policymakers can study its results and continue to brainstorm solutions in order to fill in the gaps. Without research and constant tinkering, the program could have trouble scaling or remaining sustainable.Other underserved communities that weren’t immediately addressed in the plan include assistance for farm workers, single-family rentals, and small-dollar loans. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago August 1, 2017 1,335 Views Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE 2017-08-01 Joey Pizzolato Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSEcenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Serving the Underserved Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: The Hurdles of Housing Inventory Next: NMSA Urges FCC to Clarify Definition of Robocallinglast_img read more

FHA’s New Loan Limits

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / FHA’s New Loan Limits The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market December 14, 2018 4,562 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago FHA’s New Loan Limits Subscribe Tagged with: areas FHA FHFA forward mortgages HECMs HERA HOUSING HUD loans mortgage Reverse Mortgage Previous: Expectations for the Housing Market Next: The Week Ahead: HUD Reports on U.S. Homelessness Come January 1, 2019, the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA’s) loan limits are set to increase across most areas in the country. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that FHA loan limits would be increasing in more than 3,000 counties, with the loan limit ceiling increasing to $726,525 from $679,650 in high-cost areas of the country.HUD announced the FHA would also increase its floor to $314,827 from $294,515 in 2019. The limit would also increase for FHA-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs)  to $726,525 from $679,650.  Clarifying this increase, HUD said, “FHA’s current regulations implementing the National Housing Act’s HECM limits do not allow loan limits for reverse mortgages to vary by MSA or county; instead, the single limit applies to all mortgages regardless of where the property is located.”These changes in FHA’s floor and ceiling caps mean that the maximum loan limits for FHA forward mortgages would rise in 3,053 counties and remain unchanged in 181 counties. The rise in forward mortgages in the over 3,000 counties would also be due to the robust increases in median housing prices and the required changes to FHA’s floor and ceiling limits that are tied to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA’s) increase in the conventional mortgage loan limit for 2019.Giving the definition of what is considered a high-cost area, HUD said that the National Housing Act required FHA to establish its floor and ceiling loan limits based on the loan limit set by the FHFA for conventional mortgages owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Giving a breakdown, FHA’s 2019 minimum national loan limit, or floor, of $314,827 is set at 65 percent of the national conforming loan limit of $484,350. This floor applies to those areas where 115 percent of the median home price is less than the floor limit.As a result of this calculation, “Any areas where the loan limit exceeds this ‘floor’ is considered a high-cost area, and HERA requires FHA to set its maximum loan limit ‘ceiling’ for high-cost areas at 150 percent ($726,525) of the national conforming limit,” HUD said. Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. About Author: Radhika Ojha Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago areas FHA FHFA forward mortgages HECMs HERA HOUSING HUD loans mortgage Reverse Mortgage 2018-12-14 Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more