Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgPremier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePremier Paints Plc manufactures and markets paint and coating products for the decorative, industrial and commercial sectors in Nigeria. The decorative range includes emulsion, gloss and textured products; the industrial range includes red oxide primer, bright aluminum paint for street light poles, bridge railings and storage tanks, and black bituminous paint, quick dry cellulose, fast dry enamel, primer surfacer, alkyd floor paint, epoxy floor paint, roof paint and stoving enamel paint; the marine range includes epoxy hybrid paint, epoxy primer red paint, epoxy finish paint and polyurethane finish paint; the wood finishes range includes a glossy finish for interior and exterior wood surfaces; the auto refinishes range includes solid, metallic, varnish and primer; thinners and solvents include a biocidal solution to control the growth of biocide, fungicide and algaecide; and the company produces a product for road marking. Premier Paint Company is a subsidiary of Red Sea Housing Services Company Limited. The company head office is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Premier Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgNew African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileNew African Properties Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange is a public variable rate loan stock company which offers investors the opportunity to share in a diversified portfolio of 64 well-established and well-positioned properties made up of a mix of retail, commercial and industrial properties with quality tenants. Its primary focus is the retail property sector. NAP aims to provide positive returns to investors by investing in appropriate retail properties; maintaining a profile of strong, quality tenants; maximising contractual rentals and minimising rental arrears, bad debts and vacancies; and optimising expenditure using a sound governance framework and skilled service providers. New African Properties Limited is a subsidiary of Cash Bazaar Holdings (Proprietary) Limited.last_img read more

Anglican Communion recognizes youth and children discipleship with new award

first_img Anglican Communion, Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Anglican Communion News Service] Successful and emerging discipleship work with and by children and young people within the Anglican Communion will be recognized with two new awards. The new Youth and Children Ministry Award will be presented for the first time at this year’s Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, in April.The new award is an initiative of Anglican Witness, a network supported by the mission department of the Anglican Communion Office. The Anglican Witness initiative brings together Anglicans and Episcopalians from across the Communion involved in a whole range of work to support evangelism and church growth in parishes, dioceses and provinces; and in recent years has focused its work around discipleship – equipping Christians to live their faith in everyday life as disciples of Jesus.The new award will be presented every three years at the meetings of the Anglican Consultative Council; and will recognise initiatives of Anglican youth ministries in their effort to effectively disciple young people under their care.The award will be presented in two categories. The first will focus on success or achievement – recognising successful work that has been done in promoting effective discipleship among young people especially with impact that can go beyond the project or programme itself. The selection panel will be looking for initiatives that have the potential to motivate, challenge and empower others.The recipient of the award will be invited to showcase the work they have done at the ACC meeting and it will be widely publicised within the Anglican Communion for others to be inspired and learn from it.The second category will be for emerging or promising work and will provide a cash award of up to £10,000 to fund a promising new, cutting edge, emerging initiative in youth or children discipleship with potential for local and wider impact. The actual amount of the award will vary and is dependent upon the needs of the initiative.Applications for this award will be open to any Anglican ministry in the participating region. The Anglican Communion’s secretary general will perform an initial sift and send shortlisted applications to a selection panel.Applications must demonstrate an understanding of the basics of the Christian faith as they are expressed in the programs; a clear demonstration of the ways of equipping young people for lifelong discipleship; a clear demonstration of the sustainability of the program; evidence of community contribution to the fulfilment of the program; and evidence of how the program has or would influence positive culture change and spiritual growth among the young people.For the purposes of these new awards, the provinces of the Anglican Communion have been placed into three regional groups: those in Africa – including the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa from the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East; the Americas and Europe; and Asia and Australasia. For each ACC meeting, applications will be sought only from provinces in the same region as the host of the ACC meeting. So for this year’s ACC-16 meeting in Lusaka, applications are being sought only from the Diocese of Egypt and the provinces in Africa.If successive ACC meetings are in the same region; the secretary general would either pass the Award to the next region in line or retain it in the same region but not award it to a project in the same province that received the previous Award.The selection panel will be made up of not more than five people from the region hosting the ACC. Its broad membership will include a young person, a youth worker, a bishop and a lay person; and at least two people of each gender.Welcoming the “small but exciting initiative,” the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, said: “I am personally very excited about the potential of this strategic initiative that will promote discipleship with and among children and young people.“They are a critical part of our Communion and I pray that this new award will help to recognize the work done by the many faithful people involved in working with children and young people within the Anglican Communion and also encourage others through sharing experience of what is working in other parts of the work.”The Rev. Canon John Kafwanka, director for mission at the Anglican Communion Office, added: “Considering that the majority of the national and church populations in many parts of the Communion – particularly in the continent of Africa and much of the Global South – are young people, this is a very exciting and important initiative, aimed at promoting discipleship and equipping of young Anglicans to be Christ’s Ambassadors and witnesses to his love for the world in their everyday life.“I am delighted to commend this initiative to all those who are able to take part apply.”Details of how to apply for this year’s Anglican Communion Youth and Children Ministry Award have been sent to provincial secretaries of the eligible Anglican churches. Tags Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Youth & Young Adults Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Nurya Love Parish says: Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Children, Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Anglican Communion recognizes youth and children discipleship with new award Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls By ACNS staffPosted Feb 25, 2016 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC February 26, 2016 at 10:08 am What great news! I am so excited to learn from this process. Thank you for taking up this critical work. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

London churches stage violence summit as youth crime soars

first_imgLondon churches stage violence summit as youth crime soars Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Posted Nov 7, 2018 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Anglican Communion News Service] London’s two Anglican dioceses are bringing together a panel of experts “to explore what a church response could be to the serious youth violence which impacts communities and parishes across London.”Sponsored by the bishops of London, whose diocese mainly covers north of the River Thames, and Southwark, whose diocese mainly covers south of the River, the summit will “focus on gaining a wider understanding of the issues across London, listening and learning from participants and the experience of on the ground organizations,” the Diocese of Southwark said.Read the full article here. Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Anglican Communion Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

New head of fundraising at Book Aid

first_imgJacqui Scott has joined Book Aid as Head of Fundraising and Communications.Jacqui joins Book Aid from the Terrence Higgins Trust where she was Direct Marketing Manager. Before that she worked in the marketing directorate of the British Medical Journal Publishing Group.Book Aid International is a UK-based charity which gets books into the hands of the world’s most disadvantaged and educationally deprived readers. Advertisement 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.  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img New head of fundraising at Book Aid The charity has recently re-focused its fundraising to include a more substantial element of direct marketing.Jacqui said: “The individual donor acquisition programme has so far proven a real success, and I am really delighted to be in a position to be able to develop that further, as well as other elements of the fundraising strategy.” Howard Lake | 3 July 2005 | Newslast_img read more

Women At Work Hosting Employer Forum: Speed Dating for a Job

first_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty On Wednesday, March 6, from 3:00 to 5:00pm, Women At Work will be hosting one if it’s most popular client events, the Employer Forum. Over a half dozen employers that have jobs open and ready to fill will be present. They will accept résumés and conduct interviews on site. The Forum will take place at the Women At Work Career and Job Resource Center at 3871 E Colorado Blvd in Pasadena.“This program has a history of some clients getting hired on the spot,” says Assistant Director, Janet Pope Givens. “Employers come with positions that they have open and are able to conduct a number of interviews in one afternoon with a number of qualified candidates. In that respect, Women At Work is not only an advocate for its clients, but we have also become a significant recruiting tool for many businesses in the San Gabriel Valley.”This event is open to the public. Anyone planning to attend should be ready with a résumé, a 30 second speech and be dressed for success. And, if anyone needs help with their résumé the Drop-In Résumé Critique service is available on Monday, March 4th, immediately after Job Club at 1:30, where an experienced career counselor will review their résume’. The service costs $20 for a 15 minute critique that will polish and prepare their résumé’ for presentation on Wednesday.For more information, visit www.womenatwork.org or call the center at (626) 796-6870. Employers who are interested in participating should call and ask for Job Developer Perla Bernal. Women At Work is working for every one! Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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, Pasadenacenter_img Subscribe Non-Profits News Women At Work Hosting Employer Forum: Speed Dating for a Job From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | 3:55 pm Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Community News More Cool Stuff 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 Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Upon in Altadena ‘Ambush’

first_img Subscribe HerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeauty Photo of the active containment scene and map incident location. (Images courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. via Twitter, map © OpenStreetMap contributors)A sheriff’s deputy escaped injury after she was fired upon while driving down Fair Oaks Avenue in Altadena on Friday afternoon, officials said.The “unprovoked ambush” took place as the deputy was driving northbound in the 2400 block of Fair Oaks Avenue, near Mountain View Street, according to Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau.“Multiple gunshots were fired at her, but luckily she was not struck,” he said.The Deputy’s vehicle was also not hit by the gunfire, according to Sgt. McKelvy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Crescenta Valley Station.Two men in their 20s were being sought in connection with the shooting, she said.Deputies set up a search perimeter and scoured the area for witnesses.Officials initially reported a building had been struck by the gunfire, but later said that did not appear to be the case.No further details were available.Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s Altadena Station at (626) 798-1131. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 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 Showtimes 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. Business News Community News Community News Make a comment Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Public Safety Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Upon in Altadena ‘Ambush’ By BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, December 4, 2020 | 3:33 pm More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Older people losing life-quality

first_imgNewsLocal NewsOlder people losing life-qualityBy admin – February 1, 2012 770 THE QUALITY of life for older people is being seriously eroded. Limerick Senior Citizens’ representatives say that older people are having to go to bed earlier because they are unable to afford fuel, cannot go out to socialise because of a lack of public transport and tougher drink-driving laws and many are scared to go out after dark because of the “thuggery” which is going on.Oliver Creighton, chairperson of the Limerick Division of the Senior Citizens’ Parliament says:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “If you add to that all of the cuts to services and the new charges that are being piled on pensioners and people on a fixed income, you will see how their quality of live is draining away.”Oliver and Paul Walsh, who is secretary of the Limerick Division are preparing to submit motions for the Parliament’s AGM in Dublin in March and are considering the urgency of the issues which people in Limerick are raising.“There have been cutbacks in every area, dental treatment, charges for medical card subscriptions. I all mounts up. The cuts to fuel allowance are very hard on people. What is an older person to do? They have to put on more clothes or just go to bed earlier And they are afraid to go out at night because of the thuggery that is occurring on our streets.”.The Limerick Division was founded in November 2010 and now has 22 organisations in Limerick city and county alone.Paul points out how important it is that organisations and individuals affiliate with the Parliament to strengthen its voice..“We are a non-political umbrella group and we have a seat in the social partnership so we have an ear in Government”..Another blow to older people’s lifestyle and peace of mind is that they can no longer afford to be generous with their children and grandchildren.“They have been helping their children raise families and assisting with the mortgage or the grandchildren’s’ education. They are being hit with so many charges, along with everyone else that few can afford to do that anymore, The effect of all this on people’s mental health is devastating,” Oliver said.Any club or individual interested in joining forces with the Senior Citizens’ Parliament by affiliating with it can contact the head office at 01-8561243 Linkedin Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Print Advertisement Previous articleLimerick’s 187-year-old psychiatric hospital earmarked for closureNext articleOutgoing SAA chairman explains his absence admin Emaillast_img read more

Council to discuss restructuring proposal

first_img Facebook Twitter By admin – January 7, 2018 Virgin Coco MojitoTexas Fried ChickenCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Previous articleMASTER GARDENERS: Gardening is good for your healthNext articleWILLIAMS: Dangers of Government Control admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Daylon Swearingen competes in bareback riding during the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo at Ector County Coliseum Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Odessa, Texas. Home Local News Government Council to discuss restructuring proposal The Odessa City Council is scheduled on Tuesday to discuss “pros and cons of single-member district representation, at-large representation, and strong mayor representation” as a petition drive seeks to force a May special election so Odessa voters can decide on a proposal to restructure the board.The City Council is not scheduled to take any action on Tuesday, after a heated 3-2 vote last month to shoot down a request to call a special election.The proposed changes would create a seven-member board with a mayor who can vote on council business and a new seat for a council member elected at large. Today, the mayor, who is already elected at large, only votes in cases of a tie among the five other council members representing single-member districts. Odessa voters would have to approve the change if the petition forces an election.During the council meeting last month, District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton called the proposed changes “racist” and an attempt to “circumvent democracy.” District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff had also described the changes as discriminatory, while District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales said he needed more time to make up his mind.The three have faced public backlash this year after a string of contentious decisions.Since then, Gonzales has opposed the restructuring proposal. On Thursday he appeared at a press conference by a group formed to oppose the special election, Odessa Together, which threatened to sue individual organizers of the petition drive and to try to block the council changes in court, if voters approve them.“This is about power and about a certain group of people: The good ol’ boys that are afraid of losing control,” Gonzales said.Gonzales also argued the election is unnecessary and would cost about $50,000.District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant and District 4 Councilman Mike Gardner had supported calling the special election and the proposed changes.State law requires local governmental bodies to call an election if five percent of voters sign a petition demanding one. A successful petition would require about 2,500 voters in the Odessa and organizers say they are more than half way there.IN OTHER BUSINESS, THE COUNCIL WILL:Consider board appointments, including two on the Odessa Development Corporation board.Consider approving a resolution that would waive adoption fees at Odessa Animal Control for veterans and active military personnel.Consider approving the $101,505 purchase of a new fire safety house for Odessa Fire/Rescue.Consider accepting a donation of more than $7,126 from Randi Spenser, a girl who raised the money by selling hot chocolate in her neighborhood and wants to donate it to the Odessa Police Department K-9 unit.Consider approving the more than $1 million purchase of 15 outfitted police vehicles for scheduled replacements.Consider approving the emergency roof replacement for the Central Fire Station, awarding a $195,000 contract to Merge Roofing and Solar of Dallas.Discuss agenda items and Keep Odessa Beautiful in a pre-meeting briefing session.Consider approving minutes of the Dec. 12 City Council meeting and the Jan. 2 finance committee meeting.Consider authorizing the OPD to apply for a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grant of up to $40,800 of overtime costs for officers on traffic enforcement assignments, which would require a cash match of up to $10,200.Consider approving the reimbursement of $303,195 for over-width paving of Yukon Road.Consider approving the renewal of a three-year contract with Barron Service Parts Co. for onsite fleet parts management and supply, with an estimated expenditure of $3 million.Consider approving the purchase of six pieces of John Deere motorized equipment for Ratliff Ranch totaling about $125,603. Replaced items will be auctioned.Consider approving the purchase of three garbage trucks at a total cost of $798,585. Replaced items will be auctioned.Open a public hearing and consider approving for the first time a request by Verna Schulte Headlee for Retail zoning of a 2 acre tract of land southwest of the intersection of Loop 338 and East 56th Street.Open a public hearing and consider approving for the first time a request by Russell D. Subia to rezone from Single Family-Three to Retail near the intersection of Linda Avenue and West 22nd Street.Open a public hearing and consider approving for the first time a request by 2012 Cross B, LLC to rezone three drill sites totaling more than 6 acres from Future Development-Drill Reservation to Special Dwelling District and a request from PBar Parks Bell Ranch LTD to rezone one existing drill site to Future Development-Drill Reservation to Special Dwelling, totaling more than 8 acres north and east of the Cross B Road and Kate Reed Drive intersection.Consider approving a $20,000 façade grant to Grant Street Bar and Grill, 512 N. Grant Ave.Consider approving a $20,000 façade grant for the The Grant Building, 307 N. Grant Ave.Consider a resolution approving food and beverage operation at Ratliff Ranch Golf Links. The Citizen’s Golf Advisory Committee chose Linx Food and Beverage, LLC as the recommended food and beverage operator. 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Decline in Active Forbearance is Largest in Six Months

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Decline in Active Forbearance is Largest in Six Months The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 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. 2021-04-09 Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: HUD Allocates $5B to Create Affordable Housing Next: The Week Ahead: The Great American Housing Facelift Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Following a five-week streak in improvement when it comes to mortgage forbearance volumes across the country, the data team at Black Knight reports not only the sixth week of declining activity but also the largest dip in six months.In fact, the number of plans in one week dropped by 228,000—a 9% drop in over a single week, something the experts say was “not expected.”Data Analytics and Servicing Author Andy Walden at Black Knight says “the decline is largely driven by early forbearance entrants exiting their plans at the 12-month mark (and what would have been their final expiration prior to extensions).”The improvement was widespread, and all investor classes experienced significant declines in active forbearances.FHA/VA led the way, with its active forbearance plans falling by 94,000.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s forbearance volumes dropped 69,000, and there was a 65,000 decline in portfolio/PLS plan forbearances in the week ending Tuesday, April 6.Some 280,000 homeowners exited forbearance this week, representing more than half of all loans being reviewed for extension and removal.For context, as recently as last week, about eight out of every 10 plans reviewed for extension/removal activity resulted in the extension of forbearance.New forbearance plans also continue to improve, Black Knight reports, with an estimated 158,000 starts (including re-starts) over the past four weeks. That’s down 18% from the preceding 4-week periodAltogether, the number of active plans is down by 323,000 over the last month—a 12.3% reduction and the strongest rate of improvement since early November. It also puts us down 2.45,000 (-51%) from the peak.As of April 6, 2.3 million homeowners remain in forbearance, representing 4.4% of all homeowners with mortgages.With an estimated 500,000 additional forbearance plans with scheduled expirations at the end of April, we could see additional improvements near the end of this month and into early May.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) actions earlier this week could affect forbearance numbers in coming weeks and months. The CFPB has floated a proposal to ensure borrowers aren’t rushed into foreclosure when an unprecedented number of borrowers exit forbearance. The proposed rule would provide a special pre-foreclosure review period that would generally prohibit servicers from starting foreclosure until after December 31, 2021. The CFPB is seeking public input on that date, as well as whether there are more limited ways to achieve the same purpose. April 9, 2021 1,270 Views Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Decline in Active Forbearance is Largest in Six Months Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Christina Hughes Babblast_img read more