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Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgIkeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileIkeja Hotel Plc is a hotel development and management company with direct or indirect ownership of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Federal Palace Hotels & Casino. The company targets the leisure, business and convention markets in Opebi, Ikeja and Lagos. Sheraton Lagos Hotel has 340 guest rooms and an impressive array of conferencing and recreational facilities, making it one of the largest hotels in Nigeria. Sheraton Abuja Hotel has 575 rooms and conference, restaurants and recreational facilities. Sun International’s Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is a luxury 5-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district and boasts luxury accommodation, a casino, conference facilities and an array of restaurants, bars and recreational facilities. Established in 1972 and formerly known as Properties Development Limited, the company changed its name to Ikeja Hotel Limited in 1980. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikeja Hotel Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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2021 dividend forecasts: Barclays, HSBC, BT Group

first_img2021 dividend forecasts: Barclays, HSBC, BT Group Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 30th November, 2020 | More on: BARC BT-A HSBA Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Image source: Getty Images Edward Sheldon has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and HSBC Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. It hasn’t been a good year for UK income investors. As a result of Covid-19, many UK companies have cut, suspended, or cancelled their dividends.Is next year going to be better? Let’s take a look at the 2021 dividend forecasts for three of the UK’s most popular income stocks – Barclays (LSE: BARC), HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA), and BT Group (BT.A).5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…2021 dividend forecasts: Barclays and HSBC2020 was a nightmare for anyone who owns UK bank shares for income. Early in the year, the Bank of England (BoE) banned all UK banks from paying dividends to investors. The logic behind this move was that banks would need as much capital as possible to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of this ban, Barclays and HSBC paid no distributions for the year.Will UK banks be able to resume paying dividends in 2021? I think it’s certainly possible. According to a recent article in The Times, the BoE and the major banks are currently ‘bartering’ a dividend deal. This deal would allow them to make shareholder payouts as long as their loss-absorbing capital buffers are strong and they continue to extend credit to the real economy.Interestingly, the consensus 2021 dividend forecast for Barclays is currently 5.01p per share. Meanwhile, the consensus 2021 forecast for HSBC is 27 cents per share. These forecasts – which equate to yields of around 3.6% and 5.1% respectively – suggest that analysts believe the BoE dividend ban will be lifted next year.Of course, analysts’ forecasts are not always accurate. They can be way off the mark at times. So, there’s no guarantee that Barclays and HSBC will pay these kinds of dividends in 2021. If economic conditions remain weak, the BoE may keep its dividend ban in force. However, if City analysts are right, 2021 should certainly be a better year than 2020 for those who own UK bank stocks for income.Will BT pay a dividend for FY21?Turning to BT, the near-term dividend prospects are not so encouraging.This year, BT hit investors with a double blow. Firstly, it advised that it was suspending its final 2019-20 payout. Then it advised that it would be paying no distribution for 2020-21. This means investors should expect no payout for FY21 (BT’s financial year ends 31 March 2021). Currently, city analysts expect no dividend to be paid.Looking further out, however, analysts do expect BT to pay dividends for the year ending 31 March 2022. At present, the consensus dividend forecast is 7.6p per share. That payout – which is about half of what BT paid for FY19 – equates to a yield of roughly 6.2% at the current share price.But it’s worth pointing out that BT continues to have a large amount of debt on its balance sheet. It also has a large pension deficit. As such, even that reduced dividend may not be sustainable. For those looking for yield, I think there are better stocks to buy.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50last_img read more

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10 East Road / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

first_img United Kingdom photographs:  Chris Gascoigne+ 26 Share Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/401501/10-east-road-lifschutz-davidson-sandilands Clipboard Area:  397000 ft² Photographs CopyAbout this officeLifschutz Davidson SandilandsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingOfficesLondonHousingUnited KingdomPublished on July 18, 2013Cite: “10 East Road / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands” 18 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/401501/10-east-road-lifschutz-davidson-sandilands Clipboard Save this picture!© Chris GascoigneThe student accommodation and hotel facades are clad in brick, the vernacular material of the area. Various devices – such as different coloured mortars and brick stocks – have been used to subtly create depth and variation in the facades and enhance recognisability for the various parts of the buildings. This articulation has been carried through thematically to the fenestration. Where the hotel and student residences look directly on to other buildings, the fenestration is stratified. Different window sizes were chosen in response to the height of neighbouring buildings, while on the southern façade, where privacy is an issue, windows are placed obliquely in projecting oriel bays. Triple-height projecting window boxes on the first to third floors of the office’s western façade set up a visual dialogue with the retained Three Crowns public house.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow less’Eurorennes Ilot Féval’ Winning Proposal / Jean-Paul Viguier et AssociésUnbuilt ProjectMalecon Castilla House / David Mutal ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:4, 104 City Road, London EC1V 2NR, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 10 East Road / Lifschutz Davidson SandilandsSave this projectSave10 East Road / Lifschutz Davidson SandilandsSave this picture!© Chris GascoigneHousing, Offices•London, United Kingdomcenter_img “COPY” CopyFrom the architect. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands has completed 10 East Road, a mixed-use development north of Old Street roundabout in East London. Developed by Rocket Investments, the 397,000 sq ft scheme includes a hotel and offices, together with student apartments forward-sold to Quintain Estates. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands has set out to establish a cohesive urban vernacular for this fast emerging area of London, which contains buildings of varying quality and disparate architectural styles.Save this picture!© Chris GascoigneRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminates10 East Road is a robust cluster of finely detailed, handsome buildings that respond to the varying scale of the surrounding urban mix. In-keeping with the practice’s philosophy of ‘Long Life, Loose Fit’, it is an urban intervention of flexible buildings, with stout finishes, appropriate materials and flexible floor plans. The project makes a crucial repair to the fragmented urban fabric of the area by addressing the street at ground level, adding clearly articulated front door uses and creating a new pedestrian route.Save this picture!© Chris GascoigneThe site, which was formerly occupied by three outdated and out-of-scale semi-industrial buildings, is located at the convergence of East Road and City Road. To the west sits the Moorfields Conservation Area, a collection of handsome terracotta buildings, which Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands took as an important precedent. Rather than filling the site with a single monolithic form, the new scheme is laid out as two urban blocks, separated by a new pedestrian street that creates a connection to the residential area to the east. The blocks are articulated as a series of stacked vertical towers of varying heights that read as a cluster of buildings, creating a visually interesting skyline and offering unexpected framed views from the rooms and corridors.Save this picture!© Chris GascoigneThe distribution of uses across the site responds to context; the commercial office and hotel are located to the south, closest to the commercial bustle of Old Street, with the student accommodation woven into the residential area to the north. The buildings all sit at the pavement edge and spaces for shops and community uses line the frontage at street level. A landscaped courtyard behind the residential building provides spaces for students to relax outdoors and allows a visual connection to the surrounding streets.Save this picture!© Chris GascoigneThe scheme takes visual cues from the imposing Imperial Hall to the west, which hugs the curve of City Road, being visible only obliquely from most viewpoints, which ameliorates the appearance of the overall mass of the building. 10 East Road is composed to exaggerate the subtle curve of the road in the same way, gradually revealing itself to the passer-by. Strong articulation at ground floor level retains the human scale and creates the experience of moving along a traditional street, with its small dramas, vistas and glimpsed views. The selection of façade treatments creates variety and articulates the buildings’ different uses; the office facade is distinguished from the 12-storey hotel that wraps around it on three sides by its white polished pre-cast concrete fins that establish a formal, civic presence; portions of the 17-storey student building’s western façade have a ‘grille’ feature which echoes the office building façade and ensures an architectural connection between the two buildings. 10 East Road / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands “COPY” Architects: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Projectslast_img read more

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RNLI’s Jewellery Appeal enters 22nd year

first_img Tagged with: Trading Howard Lake | 29 April 2008 | News  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) Jewellery Appeal is entering its 22nd year, with the charity continuing to appeal for unwanted jewellery, medals and collectables which can all be sold to raise funds for the charity.The appeal began on BBC TV’s Blue Peter. Some of the more unusual past donations include a set of dentures on gold mount, war medals, mother-of-pearl theatre binoculars, an 1837 hallmarked fish-knife and a Victorian bakelite locket containing a lock of hair.The donated items are sold at auctions or fetes to raise funds for training and equipment for RNLI volunteer crews.Maren Caldwell, RNLI Head of Regional Fundraising and Communications said: “The Jewellery Appeal began in 1986 and, since then, has been run by Roy Norgrove, who sadly died last year. We would like to thank him for all his dedication and effort. Other willing volunteers are now continuing Roy’s good work.”The charity accepts all good quality items, including rings, bracelets, chains, earrings, watches, and any other gold and silver items.www.rnli.org.uk 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. RNLI’s Jewellery Appeal enters 22nd yearlast_img read more

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Jail sentences for three journalists on eve of media conference

first_imgNews December 5, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jail sentences for three journalists on eve of media conference Organisation May 31, 2021 Find out more Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system RSF_en CameroonAfrica Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation casecenter_img News April 23, 2021 Find out more to go further CameroonAfrica News May 19, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is appalled by this week’s court decision to sentence fugitive journalist Simon Hervé Nko’o in absentia to 15 years in prison and to pass suspended two-year jail sentences on two other journalists, Serge Sabouang and Robert Mintya.The sentences were issued just two days before a government-organized, three-day General Conference on Communication (EGC), which begins today in Yaoundé’s Congress Centre“The General Conference on Communication could not have begun in a worse manner,” said Reporters Without Borders, whose Africa desk officer, Ambroise Pierre, is attending the conference.“These grossly unjust and shocking sentences have just one merit – they confirm the urgency of the need to decriminalize media offences in Cameroon. We hope that the conference that starts today will not sidestep any issues, including the status of journalists, media responsibility, media laws and institutions, media regulation and self regulation.”Reporters Without Borders added: “This conference is not an end in itself. It should lead to concrete progress for media freedom and to reform of the media law.”The sentences passed on the evening of 3 December on Nko’o, then a reporter for the weekly Bebela, Sabouang, the editor of the bimonthly La Nation, and Mintya, the editor of the weekly Le Devoir, conclude a case that dates back to the start of 2010, when they requested an interview with presidential chief of staff Laurent Esso.They sought the interview because they wanted Esso to comment on a document that apparently bore his signature. But their request led to charges in February 2010 that they had forged Esso’s signature on what was a “forged document.”Nko’o fled while Sabouang and Mintya were arrested and put in Yaoundé’s Kondengui prison. They remained there until November of that year, when they were released conditionally.A fourth journalist, Cameroun Express editor Ngoto Ngota Germain, also known as Bibi Ngota, was also arrested in the same case and ending up dying in Kondengui on 22 April 2010 for lack of medical attention.Some Cameroonian media and journalists’ organizations have in recent weeks been criticizing the General Conference on Communication, saying there was no prior consultation with the media sector. The National Union of Cameroonian Journalists (SNJC) has called for an “active boycott” of the conference.More on media freedom in Cameroon.Photo : AFP/STR Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Follow the news on Cameroonlast_img read more

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Another journalist arrested, held incommunicado for past month

first_img Organisation August 17, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist arrested, held incommunicado for past month RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 27, 2021 Find out more News April 22, 2021 Find out more Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF_en Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img News April 7, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on Vietnam Help by sharing this information As the Vietnamese authorities continue to arrest and convict bloggers, Reporters Without Borders has just learned that they have also been holding the journalist and political essayist Pham Chi Dung for the past month.”Holding a citizen incommunicado for a month before letting his arrest be known is the hallmark of an arbitrary regime,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We reiterate our outrage at the current renewed crackdown on all those who dare to criticize. “The Vietnamese authorities are again displaying complete intolerance and incomprehension towards criticism, which they automatically regard as a weapon designed to overthrow the government. Dung must be released at once and given a fair trial.” Arrested on 17 July, the 46-year-old Dung is charged with an attempt to overthrow the government. The authorities claim that he “conspired with foreign reactionaries” and “worked on documents containing elements that were entirely fabricated and defamed the government with the aim of overthrowing it.” Dung used to be a senior interior ministry official assigned to the Ho Chi Minh City popular committee (government). He also worked for several years with Truong Tan Sang, who is now Vietnam’s president.He had pursued a literary career since 1986 and in recent years had written by-lined articles for the online magazine Phia Truoc that touched on such sensitive subjects as corruption, the lack of media freedom, environmental issues, the influence of interest groups in Vietnamese politics and the prime minster’s tight control over part of the economy.Vietnam is ranked 172nd out of 179 countries in the 2011/2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and, with at least five journalists and 19 netizens currently held, is the world’s third biggest prison for bloggers and cyber-dissidents, after China and Iran. It is also one of the 12 countries that Reporters Without Borders calls “Enemies of the Internet” because of their systematic use of cyber-censorship. News VietnamAsia – Pacific last_img read more

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PCS celebrates School Board Member Recognition Month

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson In Alabama, January is celebrated as School Board Member Recognition Month.Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, took time at the opening of the Monday meeting of the Pike County BOE to express appreciation to the board, which he said is “the best” in the state.Board Member Earnest Green was recognized for 30 years of continuing service. •Approved the termination of a probationary support employee.•Accepted the resignation of Dana Benton, secretary/bookkeeper Banks, retroactive to December 18, 2020.•Approved FMLA and catastrophic leave for JoAnn Middleton, bus driver.• Approved the employment of Colton Johnson, adjunct teacher, Public Safety and Patrol Class, TPCT. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 8:29 pm Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author In other business, the board approved the extension of the Homeschool Consortium and Virtual Option for all grade levels beginning 2021-2022 school year.The board also approved the request for Dr. Mark Head to travel to and attend the Alabama Council of Administrators of Special Education Spring Conference in Birmingham. Dates for the conference are February 22-24. All expenses will be paid through IDEA Funds.The board also approved the request for Elijah Gilbert to attend the NCCER training in Montgomery, January 27-29. All expenses will be paid through CTE Perkins funds.In personnel actions, the board: By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… In another time, the board would have been honored with a reception but, because of the restrictions of COVID-19, Bazzell said the reception will be held later in the spring.After approving the financial statement for the month of December and the payment of the payrolls for the month of December, the board considered the awarding or the rejection of the bid for the capital project at Banks Middle School.The board approved the awarding of the bid to Beasley Construction Service of Notasulga in the amount of $6,640,500. By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Habitat for Humanity holds 2nd anual Polar Bear Plunge The 2nd anual Polar Bear Plunge is coming to the Troy Recreation Center on January 30 and spots are filling… read more PCS celebrates School Board Member Recognition Month Print Articlelast_img read more

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With rent due, millions of Americans can’t — or won’t — pay

first_imgAndreiPopov/iStockBy WILL CARR, ALYSSA PONE, AND ELLIE SMITH, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — It’s the first of the month — the time when so many start counting their dollars, making sure they have enough to pay rent.“I’ll be able to make rent next month, but then after that, if unemployment doesn’t kick in, I’m definitely in trouble,” Gabby Namm, an unemployed cook in New York, told ABC News.More than 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment since mid-March as the novel coronavirus hit the U.S., leaving many filled with anxiety, not knowing when they’ll get another paycheck. That’s sparking rent strikes across the country from New York to Philadelphia to Chicago to Los Angeles.“The choices that we have right now is we pay rent, and we’re left without any money for food,” Manuel Antonio Rodrigues told ABC News.Rodrigues lost his job in March. He joined a socially distanced protest in Los Angeles this week, asking the mayor to cancel rent for May.“So many of us here have had to make that decision whether we’re going to use up a little bit of money that we have on rent or whether we should save it for medicine for food and other essential needs right now,” he said.Others, like Alex Mercier, who also lost his job in March, have teamed up with the tenants in their buildings to forgo their rent payments together.“There are people I’ve been talking to who are sick and need their medicine and putting them in a situation where it’s pay rent or medicine, that’s just ridiculous,” Mercier, who lives in Los Angeles, said.But renters aren’t the only ones struggling. Landlords have bills to pay too.“These are my children,” Darryl Marshak, a landlord in Los Angeles, said, talking about his tenants. “I’m still shy on April’s rent on some of them, but I understand, they’re usually great.”Marshak is a mom-and-pop building owner with six tenants.“Maybe I got two months total of my mortgage if I have to come up with it myself,” he told ABC News. “Not to mention water, power, sewage, gardener.”“It’s not a fight with the landlords, it’s a fight with the banks who need to understand that they were bailed out about ten years ago, and now we need a bailout for the working people,” Rodrigues was quick to point out while protesting on the steps of Los Angeles’ City Hall.Across the country, there are patchwork policies for housing protection, creating widespread confusion. Eight states — Georgia, Arkansas, Idaho, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Oklahoma — currently have not implemented any statewide orders to suspend evictions and foreclosures during the pandemic, according to an analysis by Princeton.“Lost jobs and lost wages — combined with rents that were unaffordable even before coronavirus — leaves millions of people struggling to figure out how to make rent and scared of being evicted during a public health emergency,” Diane Yentel, the President of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, told ABC News.“In this moment when our collective health depends on our ability to stay home, it’s never been more obvious that housing is health care. Congress should be doing everything they can to keep people stably housed during and after this public health emergency by implementing a national moratorium on evictions and providing at least $100 billion in rental assistance,” she said.For many home owners under financial stress, the federal rescue package signed in March, known as the CARES Act, allows up to a year to skip or delay mortgage loan payments. According to Black Knight, a data and analytics firm, 3.4 million homeowners will do just that, skipping payments for the immediate future. But others without mortgages backed by the federal government are left uncovered.So, what can you do?For starters, talk to your landlord or lender. Times are hard right now, and many may be willing to negotiate or workout a payment plan.Also, make sure you know your rights. Eviction laws are different across the country. Make sure you’re familiar with yours. Remember, what you’re told by a landlord or lender is not always what’s factually accurate.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Stakeholder deadline sees last minute rush to sign up

first_imgStakeholder deadline sees last minute rush to sign upOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article A third of employers have not met the stakeholder pension deadline accordingto estimates by the Association of British Insurers. All employers with more than five employees were required to have introduceda stakeholder scheme by 8 October if they had no pension provision, or facefines of up to £50,000. More than 100,000 employers have missed the deadline, despite a last minuterush by firms. Stephen Sklaroff, the ABI’s deputy director-general, said, “Manyproviders are reporting a rush of employers signing up for stakeholders. “No-one knows precisely what the figure is but best estimates put it assomewhere between 300,000 and 350,000. “It is unlikely that all of them signed up by the deadline but thefigures so far look promising. We hope the rest will follow as soon aspossible.” The latest figures from the ABI reveal that during August alone more than25,000 employers designated a stakeholder pension scheme and 64,000 newpensions were set up. Sklaroff said the introduction of the stakeholder pension has also led to anincrease in the sales of individual and group personal pensions. He added,”The introduction of the stakeholder pension together with the widerstakeholder effect is good news. “Recent research for the ABI calculates that the savings gap now totals£27bn a year. Stakeholder makes a good start in encouraging people to save butmore must be done.” Nick Edmans, a spokesman for pensions watchdog, the Occupational PensionsRegulatory Authority, said initially employers only have to choose a registeredstakeholder scheme and inform their staff, to comply with the regulations. www.abi.org.ukBy Ben Willmott Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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VT Halter Marine gets long lead deal for T-AGS 67 build

first_img View post tag: Pathfinder class View post tag: US Navy View post tag: VT Halter Marine Photo: The new T-AGS 67 will be a modified version of the USNS Maury (T-AGS 66). Photo: US Navy View post tag: T-AGS The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded VT Halter Marine a $9 million contract for further design engineering, procurement of long-lead time material and limited advanced production of the Oceanographic Survey Ship (T-AGS 67).The T-AGS 67 will be a follow-on ship to the T-AGS 60-class program which performed acoustical, biological, physical and geophysical surveys as part of the Military Sealift Command’s special mission program.VT Halter Marine will perform most of the work under the contract in Pascagoula, Mississippi and is expected to complete it by May 2019.The company was selected for the program because the requirements of T-AGS 67 require detailed knowledge and familiarity with the performance characteristics of T-AGS 66 and the T-AGS 60-class program.T-AGS ships gather data that provides much of the military’s information on the ocean environment. The collected data helps to improve technology in undersea warfare and enemy ship detection. The oceanographic and hydrographic survey ships’ multibeam, wide-angle precision sonar systems make it possible to continuously chart a broad strip of ocean floor.The Pathfinder-class can carry 34-foot hydrographic survey launches and can collect data in water depths of up to 4,000 meters. T-AGS 66, the most recent ship in the fleet, is over 7 meters longer at 107 meters and is equipped with an 18 foot by 18 foot moon pool for deploying and retrieving mission systems, including autonomous underwater vehicles. Share this articlelast_img read more