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Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (CFCI.ke) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited is an insurance company offering products and services for the retail and corporate sectors in Kenya and other countries in the Africa sub-region. The company provides life assurance, superannuation, industrial life assurance, bond investment and business incidental insurance services as well as insurance products and services for aviation, engineering, fire, liability, marine, private and commercial vehicles, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited also offers asset management and property development services for the private and corporate sectors in Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Liberty Holdings Limited and is the holding company for Heritage Insurance Company and a short- and long-term insurance business called Liberty Life Kenya Assurance Limited. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited has a presence in 15 countries in the Africa sub-region. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Targeted Fund Raising: Defining and Refining Your Development Strategy

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News 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.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Targeted Fund Raising: Defining and Refining Your Development Strategylast_img read more

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Pi Phi Wing competition promotes literacy

first_imgFacebook Search for the perfect horse TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Alpha Chi Omega’s fashion show raises awareness about domestic violence Previous articleWomen’s basketball attendance is still “not where it needs to be”Next articleFort Worth responds to nationwide anti-Semitic incidents Nicole Strong RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printWings were eaten, money was raised and  the TCU community was at the forefront of Pi Beta Phi’s second annual philanthropy event: Pi Phi Gives You Wings.The event benefited the Pi Beta Phi Foundation and promoted the importance of literacy. Over $900 was raised, according to the Vice President of Philanthropy Hannah Kintzinger.Kintzinger said she was pleased with the event.“The participation that we had at this event is really awesome,” Kintzinger said. “It’s so great to see the TCU community come out and support us and rally together for a great cause.”Pi Beta Phi Foundation site says that one in four children are illiterate.First-year chemistry and psychology double major Krupa Patel said the event was a great way to support Pi Phi’s philanthropy while having fun.The event included two brackets: a male and female bracket. Seventeen teams paid the $60 entrance fee and competed in the competition.Kappa Alpha Theta won the female bracket and Kappa Sigma won the male bracket.First-year nursing major Molly Ricchiuti expressed her gratitude after her victory.“I’d like to thank my parents for teaching me to have a strong stomach,” Ricchiuti said. “I’d like to thank my siblings for the ability to reach things fast before anyone else and I’d like to thank Buffalo Bros for delicious wings that are now upsetting my stomach.”Pi Phi also hosts two other philanthropy events to promote literacy: Pie a Pi Phi and Dodge the Arrow.Pie a Pi Phi is an annual event where its members volunteer to get a pie thrown in their face to raise money. Dodge the Arrow is an annual dodge ball tournament where sorority and fraternity members compete against one another.For more information about Pi Phi Gives you wings visit www.pibetaphi.org.Blueprint (1-2 Columns) Venngage Infographics Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/center_img A new dining option is rolling through the BLUU Nicole Strong ReddIt Facebook + posts Linkedin Twitter Students gather at the Pi Beta Phi wing eating competition (Nicole Strong/TCU360). Linkedin Nicole Stronghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nicole-strong/ Delta Gamma goes for gold with Lectureship eventlast_img read more

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Judge drops contempt of court proceedings against two San Francisco reporters

first_img San Francisco Chronicle journalists Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada, who faced prison for refusing to reveal their source on an investigation into a sports drugs scandal, would escape jail after their informer admitted he supplied the information. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en Organisation March 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judge drops contempt of court proceedings against two San Francisco reporters News June 7, 2021 Find out more “If the lawyer Troy Ellerman had not admitted to giving information to Williams and Fainaru-Wada, the prison sentence imposed in the lower court for “contempt of court” would likely have been upheld on appeal on 7 March,” the organisation said. “This is a happy outcome for the journalists but is in no way a victory for press freedom and protection of sources”.Williams and Fainaru-Wada reported in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2004 on a federal grand jury investigation into drug-taking in the sports world, implicating the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO). The journalists had obtained a copy of testimony by three baseball players and one athlete accused of taking steroids allegedly provided by BALCO. Ordered to reveal the source of the investigation leak, the two journalists cited the right to protect their sources, which is recognised in 33 states, but not at federal level. On 15 August, federal judge Jeffrey White sentenced them both to 18 months in prison for “contempt of court”, the maximum penalty. Their lawyers immediately appealed. Their appeal was frequently adjourned but finally set for 7 March 2007. In the interval, on 14 February, Troy Ellerman, one of the a lawyers for the accused sports figures, admitted that he had given the journalists his clients’ statements and said he would plead guilty to “contempt of court”, “obstructing justice” and “breaking an oath”, offences considered federal crimes. Ellerman faces two years in prison and a 250,000-dollar fine, if the judge accepts the deal.Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, on 19 January had pleaded the case of the two journalists in a letter to the Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, repeating her support for a federal law guaranteeing journalists the right to protect their sources.Reporters Without Borders said Nancy Pelosi’s action in taking up the case of the two journalists with the Department of Justice and voicing support for a federal “shield law” allowing protection of sources meant that the case had in one respect marked a major step forward, in the direction sought by the organisation. to go further Help by sharing this information June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today welcomed federal judge Jeffrey White’s decision on 1 March to cancel contempt of court findings and sanctions against San Francisco Chronicle reporters Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada for refusing to reveal their sources for leaks in 2004 about an investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs by athletes. They had been found in contempt of court in 2005 and faced up to 18 months in prison.Their lawyers asked the judge to withdraw the proceedings against their clients after Troy Ellerman, a lawyer representing athletes accused of doping, admitted to being the source of the leak and said he would plead guilty to contempt of court, obstructing justice and filing a false statement.Reporters Without Borders does not however regard the decision as a legal victory for the press, as federal legislation still does not recognise the right of journalists to protect the confidentiality of their sources. Californian video journalist and blogger Josh Wolf, 24 has been in prison since 18 September for refusing to surrender unpublished video footage to a federal grand jury.____________________________________________________________15.02.07 – Two journalists should avoid prison in sources case to “relief but no satisfaction”Reporters Without Borders voiced relief that Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada, of the daily San Francisco Chronicle, threatened with imprisonment by a federal court for refusing to reveal their source of information in a sports drugs scandal, would not after all go to jail.But the worldwide press freedom organisation said this conclusion did not resolve the root of the problem since the source had effectively turned himself in and pleaded guilty. News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Follow the news on United States NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more News United StatesAmericas Newslast_img read more

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Two journalists freed after ten days of detention

first_img October 11, 2019 Find out more June 10, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists freed after ten days of detention ——————————————————————————————————————2002.05.31 – Two journalists imprisonedReporters Without Borders expressed its concern today at the illegal detention of two Haitian journalists who have been jailed since 27 May with serious injuries and without being charged. “The reasons for their arrest and current situation must be urgently clarified,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Haitian justice minister Jean-Baptiste Brown. He called for them to be freed at once or else immediately brought before a judge if they were going to be charged with an offence. He also urged that they be given necessary medical treatment.The two reporters, Darwin Saint Julien, of the weekly paper Haïti Progrès, and Allan Deshommes, of Radio Atlantik, were seriously injured and then arrested by police on 27 May while covering a demonstration organised by the Batay Ouvriyè (Workers’ Struggle) group in the northern town of Saint Raphael. Armed men, apparently sent by a big local landowner, and local officials attacked the protesters, killing two people, while seven others, including the journalists, were arrested. The reporters were told they were being arrested “for their own protection.” Despite their serious injuries, they were imprisoned and on 29 May, all seven were taken by helicopter to the capital, Port-au-Prince, and placed in the National Penitentiary. Neither the journalists nor the five other people have been charged with anything and are therefore being held illegally, beyond the two-day period in which charges have to be made. The National Penitentiary, notorious for ill-treatment of prisoners, is only meant for those who have been tried. The mayor of Saint Raphael, Adonija Sévère, claimed the demonstrators and the journalists were “terrorists.” November 14, 2019 Find out more 2002.06.10 – Darwin Saint Julien and Allan Deshommes freed Organisation RSF_en Another journalist murdered in Haiti Receive email alerts to go further Two Haitian journalists were freed on 8 June, the same day justice ministerofficials told Haitian Journalists’ Association (AJH) president Guy Delvathat their release had been ordered. The AJH has called for the police whoreportedly beat up the journalists to be punished and for compensation tobe paid because the reporters were not given medical treatment. They hadbeen imprisoned since 27 May for “security reasons”. HaïtiAmericas center_img Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti News News News June 11, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Haïti HaïtiAmericas Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justicelast_img read more

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Tracking Down the “Missing” Carbon From the Martian Atmosphere

first_imgcenter column 4 Tracking Down the “Missing” Carbon From the Martian Atmosphere Caltech and JPL scientists suggest the fingerprints of early photochemistry provide a solution to the long-standing mystery By KIMM FESENMAIER Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 1:04 pm 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 Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community Newscenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News More Cool Stuff Carbon exchange and loss processes on Mars. Once in the atmosphere, CO2 can exchange with the polar caps or dissolve into waters, which can precipitate out solid carbonatess. CO2 in the atmosphere is lost to space at a rate controlled in part by the sun’s activity. Through the mechanism described in the study, UV radiation encounters a CO2 molecule and produces CO and then C atoms. Since C-12 is more easily removed than the heavier C-13, the current martian atmosphere is enriched in C-13. Credit: Lance Hayashida/Caltech Office of Strategic CommunicationsMars is blanketed by a thin, mostly carbon dioxide atmosphere—one that is far too thin to prevent large amounts of water on the surface of the planet from subliming or evaporating. But many researchers have suggested that the planet was once shrouded in an atmosphere many times thicker than Earth’s. For decades that left the question, “Where did all the carbon go?”Now a team of scientists from Caltech and JPL thinks they have a possible answer. The researchers suggest that 3.8 billion years ago, Mars might have had only a moderately dense atmosphere. They have identified a photochemical process that could have helped such an early atmosphere evolve into the current thin one without creating the problem of “missing” carbon and in a way that is consistent with existing carbon isotopic measurements.The scientists describe their findings in a paper that appears in the November 24 issue of the journal Nature Communications.“With this new mechanism, everything that we know about the martian atmosphere can now be pieced together into a consistent picture of its evolution,” says Renyu Hu, a postdoctoral scholar at JPL, a visitor in planetary science at Caltech, and lead author on the paper.When considering how the early martian atmosphere might have transitioned to its current state, there are two possible mechanisms for the removal of excess carbon dioxide (CO2). Either the CO2 was incorporated into minerals in rocks called carbonates or it was lost to space.A separate recent study coauthored by Bethany Ehlmann, assistant professor of planetary science and a research scientist at JPL, used data from several Mars-orbiting satellites to inventory carbonate rocks, showing that there are not enough carbonates in the upper kilometer of crust to contain the missing carbon from a very thick early atmosphere that might have existed about 3.8 billion years ago.To study the escape-to-space scenario, scientists examine the ratio of carbon-12 and carbon-13, two stable isotopes of the element carbon that have the same number of protons in their nuclei but different numbers of neutrons, and thus different masses. Because various processes can change the relative amounts of those two isotopes in the atmosphere, “we can use these measurements of the ratio at different points in time as a fingerprint to infer exactly what happened to the martian atmosphere in the past,” says Hu.To establish a starting point, the researchers used measurements of the carbon isotope ratio in martian meteorites that contain gases that originated deep in the planet’s mantle. Because atmospheres are produced by outgassing of the mantle through volcanic activity, these measurements provide insight into the isotopic ratio of the original martian atmosphere.The scientists then compared those values to isotopic measurements of the current martian atmosphere recently collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover. Those measurements show the atmosphere to be unusually enriched in carbon-13.Previously, researchers thought the main way that martian carbon would be ejected into space was through a process called sputtering, which involves interactions between the solar wind and the upper atmosphere. Sputtering causes some particles—slightly more of the lighter carbon-12 than the heavier carbon-13—to escape entirely from Mars, but this effect is small. So there had to be some other process at work.That is where the new mechanism comes in. In the study, the researchers describe a process that begins with a particle of ultraviolet light from the sun striking a molecule of CO2 in the upper atmosphere. That molecule absorbs the photon’s energy and divides into carbon monoxide (CO) and oxygen. Then another ultraviolet particle hits the CO, causing it to dissociate into atomic carbon (C) and oxygen. Some carbon atoms produced in this way have enough energy to escape the atmosphere, and the new study shows that carbon-12 is far more likely to escape than carbon-13.Modeling the long-term effects of this ultraviolet photodissociation mechanism coupled with volcanic gas release, loss via sputtering, and loss to carbonate rock formation, the researchers found that it was very efficient in terms of enriching carbon-13 in the atmosphere. Using the isotopic constraints, they were then able to calculate that the atmosphere 3.8 billion years ago might have had the pressure of Earth’s or less under most scenarios.“The efficiency of this new mechanism shows that there is in fact no discrepancy between Curiosity’s measurements of the modern enriched value for carbon in the atmosphere and the amount of carbonate rock found on the surface of Mars,” says Ehlmann, also a coauthor on the new study. “With this mechanism, we can describe an evolutionary scenario for Mars that makes sense of the apparent carbon budget, with no missing processes or reservoirs.”The authors conclude their work by pointing out several tests and refinements for the model. For example, future data from the ongoing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission could provide the isotope fractionation of presently ongoing atmospheric loss to space and improve the extrapolation to early Mars.Hu emphasizes that the work is an excellent example of multidisciplinary effort. On the one hand, he says, the team looked at the atmospheric chemistry—the isotopic signature, the escape processes, and the enrichment mechanism. On the other, they used geological evidence and remote sensing of the martian surface. “By putting these together, we were able to come up with a summary of evolutionary scenarios,” says Hu. “I feel that Caltech/JPL is a unique place where we have the multidisciplinary capability and experience to make this happen.”Additional authors on the paper, “Tracing the Fate of Carbon and the Atmospheric Evolution of Mars,” are Yuk Yung, the Smits Family Professor of Planetary Science at Caltech and a senior research scientist at JPL, and David Kass, a research scientist at JPL. The work was supported by funding from NASA. 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PCC Veterans Club Shows Support as Local Congresswomen Call for Pentagon to Repay Local National Guard Members

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Representatives Judy Chu and Janice Hahn hosted a press conference with local veteran groups at the Alhambra American Legion Post 139 Friday to call for legislation that will provide a permanent solution for the Pentagon’s collection of enlistment bonuses that were mistakenly given to members of the California National Guard.The story that made recent national news has since produced a temporary fix, according to Chu, after Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a halt to the repayments Wednesday. Several groups including Pasadena’s own PCC Student Veterans Association were in attendance to show support for the men and women affected and to represent a portion the city’s veteran population.“I was shocked and outraged when I heard the stories of veterans being forced to return their enlistment bonuses,” said Chu. “This is not how we should treat our men and women who volunteer to serve, especially during a time of war. Many of them acted in good faith, at times extending their years of service in exchange for these bonuses – years of their lives they cannot get back. The Pentagon halting all efforts to collect reimbursement from affected California National Guard members is a good first step, but it is not a permanent solution. That is why I am urging Congressional leadership to bring legislation to the floor when we return in November. We must enact legislation to forgive the money owed by those who fulfilled their duty and return the money already paid by those who have complied with their order.”Reps. Chu and Hahn were joined by representatives from The Veterans of Foreign Wars, various American Legion posts, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, In Helping Others, Vet Hunters, Disabled American Veterans, and GI Forum in addition to PCC’s veteran group.Chu told personal accounts of veterans that have acquired debt that can sometimes exceed a balance upwards of $30,000 with another individual who was tacked with a hefty debt after being injured serving overseas.“I appreciate that defense secretary Ash Carter has ordered the Pentagon to halt the clawback. It was the right call and brings long-overdue relief to these veterans and their families,” said Rep. Hahn who referred to this situation as sloppy accounting. “However, we know we can’t stop there and these veterans are still vulnerable if Congress does not act. Congress must pass a fix that ensures these veterans will be in the clear and addresses the incredibly unfair situation faced by those who were already forced to make payments. Congresswoman Chu and I will be ready to work and find a solution when we return to Washington.”There are approximately 40,000 veterans in the San Gabriel Valley alone, according to Veterans of Foreign Wars representative Dave Loera. These financial hardships that have been described in its simplest form as unfair by Chu and add to the already difficult circumstances that many veterans face.PCC’s Veterans Student Association is local resource for young veterans in Pasadena that provides resources, courses, a facility and helping hands for individuals struggling with the reality of assimilating back to civilian life.“It’s a way to decompress and good way to meet other brothers and sisters. It feels great knowing another person has your back,” said Veteran Marine Corp Sergeant and PCC student Christopher Munoz.“The PCC Veteran’s club is one of the best out there.”There are approximately 700 veterans on campus each semester at PCC with 150 being women veterans. The club currently has almost 200 members that participate regularly in meetings and functions.“The transition period we are given happens very quick. We simply aren’t the same kind of people as everyone else who we work with, or go to school with and so on,” said Munoz who mentioned inevitable issues veterans face are episodes of PTSD and feelings of isolation.The PCC Veteran’s club has their own space on that accommodates their growing membership. Weekly meetings are held and it is open every day for veterans to drop in at their own convenience and usually find themselves in discussion, taking courses and doing other things with fellow veterans. The room is referred to as the “smoke pit”.“The program understands our problem with integration. Everybody has a similar background and we are able to drop down our barriers and connect with one another. We get to be our selves instead of feeling isolated out here when we come bac. It’s a safe place for us,” said Munoz.Vietnam War Veteran Harold Martin served in both the Army and National Guard for over twenty years and is an advisor for the PCC Veterans Club. He has eight years experience teaching transitional courses to veterans at PCC, which is the second school in the nation to offer these types of courses dubbed “Boots to Books”.“These courses serve veterans that would most benefit from a transitional course to help them go from a military mind set and back to a student and civilian mind set. Most young veterans we see went straight into the military right out of high school and that has been their primary adult experience in the world—and that’s a world very different from civilian society. We have these alternative universes that suddenly collide once that veteran returns and decides to go to college,” said Martin.The semester long course Martin teaches aims to accelerate the vets’ transitional as quickly as possible.“We know that the number one difference of whether a veteran is going to be successful or drop out is due to social support. We try to create that social support on campus by getting people to bond together in the class and by also participating in club activities,” said Martin.Both Munoz and Martin have not been personally affected by the recent financial problem and are not aware of any PCC veterans that have been affected. The news is still disappointing to say the least.“I’m not surprised. This kind of stuff happens to us veterans more than people think. Its great to see people from Congress getting on this issue,” said Munoz. “Most of our vets are under thirty and this financial problem seems to have affected the Gulf War vets more than anything. We still care for our own guys and that’s why we’re out here to support.”Members of the National Guard who have been impacted by the repayments are encouraged to contact their Congressional offices for assistance.For more information about PCC’s Veterans Club, visit http://www.pasadena.edu/academics/support/veterans-services/. 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Two Limerick Restaurants Win Big at National Takeaway Awards

first_imgTwo Limerick Restaurants won Big at 6th Annual Just Eat National Takeaway Awards.Just Eat hosted the sixth annual Just Eat National Takeaway Awards in Dublin, where Camile Thai, Limerick was crowned Best Takeaway Munster and also Best Takeaway VegetarianSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Subway Castletroy went home with the Best Takeaway Lunchtime award.Hosted in Dublin’s Number Twenty-Two, The National Takeaway Awards were developed by Just Eat to celebrate the nation’s favourite local takeaways; recognising the ongoing efforts of restaurants in the sector delivering great tasting, quality cuisine.Unlike other industry awards, the Just Eat National Takeaway Award nominees and ultimate winners are decided by public vote with over 17,000 votes registered over the past number of weeks.Shortlisted representatives from all-over Ireland joined Just Eat on the night to celebrate excellence in what has become one of the most anticipated events in the industry calendar. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Email LimerickNewsTwo Limerick Restaurants Win Big at National Takeaway AwardsBy Meghann Scully – January 26, 2020 17616 TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Printcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleLimerick Local Enterprise Office launch 2020 Training & Development ProgrammeNext articleLimerick Man Launches new HR Tech Company Meghann Scully Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

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Secretary Carson Defends HUD Budget Proposal Before Housing Subcommittee

first_img  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Secretary Carson Defends HUD Budget Proposal Before Housing Subcommittee Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 8, 2017 1,412 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Ben Carson Department of Housing and Urban Development FY 2017 Budget House Appropriations Subcommittee HUD US House of Representatives Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson was met with strong words Thursday morning when he appeared before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Appropriations to defend the proposed housing budget for the fiscal year. In opening statements, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) called the administration’s proposed budget, “inadequate at best, unconscionable at worst.” Other members of the committee expressed their concerns with the department’s total $6 billion cut to the budget, and pressed Secretary Carson as to how he planned on serving the many at-risk communities that were already underrepresented. Secretary Carson remained poised, articulate, and open as the subcommittee members took turns voicing their specific concerns. Ranking Member Rep. David Price (D-NC) started the inquiry by addressing whispers about majority calls to ignore Democratic oversight, asking if the HUD had any policy in place to ignore inquiries, requests, or questions from ranking members or members of the minority party. The Secretary gave his assurances that no such policy existed, nor would it ever exist, even when the question was repeated.Other concerns that were addressed by the committee were: the fate of people with disabilities; elimination of vouchers and the SHOCK program; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS budget cuts and the health of the HIV/AIDS community; community blight and its fallout; funding delays caused by bureaucratic red-tape; and the underserved rural community. With each question Secretary Carson validated the members’ concerns and expressed his willingness to work in tandem to find solutions with the $40.7 billion his department has been allocated in the federal budget. “The pie is only so big,” he said. “If we can make the pie bigger, we can make more slices.” Secretary Carson went on to say that the playbook had to be changed, and that while the department was working to become more efficient by hiring a COO, nominating a CFO and CIO, and operating more like a business, there simply was only so much money to go around. Most subcommittee members were receptive to Secretary Carson’s responses and expressed excitement to work with him in the future on various programs. Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass), however, remained skeptical. “This budget as a whole is a recipe for killing our economy. I am baffled at how you think this is going to work.” Carson echoed his previous claims that education, mentorship programs, and a public-private partnership were long-term solutions to the housing sector’s problems. “We would never do anything to harm something we see as something thats a solution … [w]e are going to be working assiduously to make sure that we actually expand on those [programs], regardless of under what name we do it.” The subcommittee will be submitting additional questions to the HUD. Secretary Carson will have 30 days from Friday to return his response. 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] Related Articles Ben Carson Department of Housing and Urban Development FY 2017 Budget House Appropriations Subcommittee HUD US House of Representatives 2017-06-08 Joey Pizzolatocenter_img Previous: DOJ Policy Change Could Impact Crisis Suit Payouts Next: House Votes to Drastically Change CFPB Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Secretary Carson Defends HUD Budget Proposal Before Housing Subcommittee About Author: Joey Pizzolato The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

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Mc Guinness offers to mediate in Scottish referendum row

first_img Facebook By News Highland – January 13, 2012 NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSoccer – Gibson Joins EvertonNext articleDerry factory demolition could start over the weekend News Highland Twitter WhatsApp The ongoing row between the British Government and Scottish Executive over Independence has surfaced in Dublin.Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond used a visit here for the British Irish Council to accuse the London Government of “bullying” over the holding of a referendum.That’s been rejected by the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who’s also in Dublin.And Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness offered to be a mediator in the row………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/marty3pm.mp3[/podcast]center_img Newsx Adverts Google+ Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter Mc Guinness offers to mediate in Scottish referendum row Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson last_img read more

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