Nov. 15: Say No to Capitalism & Racism Day

first_img“You can’t have racism without capitalism! To end racism and all the evils that come with it, we must end capitalism.” — Malcolm XActivist organizations in New York City have called for “A People’s Response to the G20 Summit,” meeting in Istabul, Turkey, to take place at CNN headquarters at 59 Street and Columbus Circle on 4 p.m. on Nov. 15. The following are excerpts from a release sent out by the organizers:On Nov. 15 and 16 the heads of governments of the G20 — the world’s 20 largest economies — along with the heads of their central banks, as well as the top bankers of the world, will be holding their annual summit meeting, which is taking place this year in Turkey.Please support this call to make Nov. 15, the first day of the G20 Summit — A SAY NO TO CAPITALISM AND RACISM DAY. Endorse this call and help to build the protest in NYC (and elsewhere).The next G20 summit will be the most important G20 meeting since the global financial crash of 2008. The current volatility in global financial markets is a sign that the world capitalist system is entering a new, more intractable and more violent crisis.No matter what the official G20 meeting agenda says, the question on the next G20 summit’s agenda (which in reality is dominated by the super-rich of the U.S. and the West) will be: What must be done to rescue world capitalism and the 1% that profit from its perpetuation?Ultimately, this means that the people of the world will be subjected to more unbearable inequality, poverty, hunger, homelessness, gentrification, neo­liberalism, austerity, more jobless­ness, more low wages, more war and occupation, and the even greater prospect of a planet that is rapidly exhausting its capacity to sustain life.Just as ominous and dangerous, the deepening world economic and political crisis will create an even greater opportunity for the manifestation of racism and fascism.The police war against Black people in the United States that has given rise to the powerful Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the war against Arab, African, Asian, Muslim, Indigenous and Latino/a migrants from the borders of Europe to the U.S.-Mexican border are examples of the intersection between capitalism and racism.The time has come for progressive forces across the world to stand up and say that capitalism can’t be reformed and should not be saved.We will no longer tolerate the system killing, oppressing, marginalizing, or scapegoating people of Color, migrants, poor people, women, lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people, people with disabilities, young people and all working people.Sponsors Include: Peoples Power Assembly; May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights; International Working Women’s Coalition.Click tinyurl.com/pooprdf to endorse.Facebook Event Page: tinyurl.com/p4l8tzwFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

La revolución socialista de nuevo en la mesa

first_imgQué diferencia hace un día.Cientos de combatientes militantes contra el capitalismo y todas sus horribles consecuencias para el mundo se reunieron aquí en la 56ta Conferencia Nacional del Partido Workers World/Mundo Obrero el 7 y 8 de noviembre, y el resultado fue un pequeño terremoto.El lugar en sí, decía mucho. La conferencia llenó la sala principal en el Centro Memorial y Educativo Malcolm X y Betty Shabazz en el borde de Harlem – donde sus paredes mostraban conmovedores murales de estos valientes líderes de la lucha por la autodeterminación afroamericana. Fue en este mismo edificio que Malcolm X fue brutalmente asesinado en 1965, después de alcanzar fama mundial. Se ha reconstruido dando lugar a un espacio hermoso y lleno de esperanza.La preponderancia de activistas de color, mujeres y personas de la comunidad lgbt, tanto en la audiencia como oradoras/es en la conferencia de WW-MO – además de sus mensajes – fue otra reivindicación de las creencias de Malcolm sobre el levantamiento de los pueblos oprimidos, por el medio que sea.Así fue la presencia de una nutrida delegación de conductores de autobuses escolares de Boston, en su mayoría negras/os e inmigrantes, cuyo sindicato clasista lucha en una amplia variedad de causas progresistas.El tema de la conferencia fue audaz: “Poner a la Revolución Socialista sobre la mesa”. La palabra “socialismo” por fin se oye bastante en estos días. Pero el mensaje del Partido WW/MO no fue obscuro. Lo que traslució en cada palabra y cada pieza de literatura es que las luchas de liberación nacional de las/os negros y latinas/os en Estados Unidos, especialmente desde el surgimiento del militante movimiento Black Lives Matter (Las Vidas Negras Importan), y el de las/os trabajadores de bajos salarios, deben ser y son una parte integral de la lucha de clases para transformar por completo la sociedad mediante la eliminación del capitalismo y la construcción del socialismo.Las/os jóvenes, al igual que el gran número de asistentes a la conferencia, se han tomado esto muy seriamente. Dijeron a través de discursos, poesía y canciones que no quieren vivir en un mundo donde las personas son humilladas y empobrecidas a causa de su nacionalidad, estatus migratorio, sexualidad o expresión de género.El socialismo no es sólo reformar el capitalismo en algo “más amable y gentil”, dijeron muchas/os oradores. Eso es imposible. El embate diario de este sistema contra millones y millones de personas aquí y en todo el mundo sólo se puede terminar cuando el gobierno de los banqueros y multimillonarios empresariales se rompa a través de las acciones decididas y revolucionarias de las/os trabajadores y las/os oprimidos. ¡Weeepaa! No se miden las palabras aquí.Especialmente conmovedores fueron los relatos de Dionne Smith Downs, una madre de Stockton-California, quien contó cómo la policía criminal había matado a su hermoso hijo de negro de 16 años de edad, y Erica Mines-Simmons, una activista comunitaria de Filadelfia quien movió a la audiencia mientras exclamaba contundentemente consignas nacidas del movimiento Black Lives Matter.Campaña electoral revolucionaria de WW-MODespués de tantos discursos sinceros y apasionados que reflejaron el profundo sufrimiento de las comunidades de la clase trabajadora, todo ese dolor e ira se fundieron en un grito colectivo de júbilo cuando se anunció que WW-MO lanzaría una campaña electoral revolucionaria en el 2016 y que sus candidatos serían Mónica Moorehead y Lamont Lilly: una mujer negra para presidente y un hombre negro para vicepresidente.Fue Teresa Gutiérrez, dinámica líder latina y ahora la directora de la campaña electoral WW-MO, quien explicó por qué es más adecuado tener dos candidatos afroamericanos en este momento y cómo harían un excelente trabajo para conseguir apoyo para la lucha de las/os migrantes y otras cuestiones a un público más amplio.La sensación en la sala era inconfundible: una confianza y entendimiento mutuo se había forjado entre este partido multinacional – en el cual revolucionarias/os negros, latinos y blancos de la clase obrera de todas las edades, géneros y sexualidades, trabajan y aprenden juntos – y activistas destacadas/os de diferentes movimientos para el necesario cambio social.La conferencia recibió muchos mensajes de solidaridad de progresistas, socialistas y comunistas de todo el mundo y de EUA. (Para leerlos, vaya a workers.org.)Aunque estuvo centrado merecidamente en los movimientos en desarrollo contra la opresión nacional aquí en casa, y con muchos militantes sindicales también discutiendo estrategias para luchar contra los patronos, la agenda también elevó el antiimperialismo, la lucha contra la guerra y el apoyo a los países que enfrentan amenazas y sanciones, impuestas porque o bien tratan de construir el socialismo o simplemente tratan de evitar que el imperialismo destruya su soberanía política y económica.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

On Cinco de Mayo: Justice for Jose Campos Torres

first_imgJanie Torres speaks.On Cinco de Mayo, we think of people celebrating, drinking margaritas and eating Mexican food. But for the family of Jose Campos Torres, Cinco de Mayo opens wounds from 1977 that have never healed.Since 2016, the Torres family has organized the Joe Campos Torres Solidarity Walk for Past and Future Generations. This year, Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl, a traditional dance group, led the third annual walk, followed by members of the Torres family. Community activists and supporters joined Jose’s sisters, Janie and Margaret Torres, his nephews, Johnny Torres and Richard Molina, and his cousins in retracing the last hours of Jose Torres’ life.On Cinco de Mayo in 1977 Torres’ family began looking for him when he did not return home. A few days later, their worst nightmare became a reality. Torres was found dead, murdered by six Houston cops. His body was discovered floating in the Buffalo Bayou near the McKee Street Bridge.Torres, a 23-year-old Vietnam veteran, died as a result of one of the most blatantly racist and egregiously cruel cases of police brutality in the history of Houston. Though it was front-page news for months, only two of the cops involved were held responsible — and got off with 1-year probation and a $1 fine.Mexican residents and most of the people of Houston were outraged.  Massive demonstrations took place from the banks of the bayou to shopping centers to police department headquarters.Death in Buffalo BayouPolice arrested Torres at a bar after an argument and took him to “The Hole” on the banks of the downtown bayou —  one of several “holes” used by Houston police to brutalize people they arrest. But afterwards, because of Torres’ serious injuries, the jail refused to book him and ordered the cops to take him to a hospital.Instead, the cops returned Torres to the “The Hole” and continued to beat him. According to later testimony, officer Terry Denson said, “Let’s see if the [racist epithet] can swim.” Torres was thrown, reportedly handcuffed, into the bayou. His lifeless body remained there for three days.Janie Torres, who was only 10 at the time of her brother’s death, decided in 2016 to organize a walk retracing the last steps of his life. She sought to bring people together in healing, while shining a light of remembrance on her late brother and other families’ loved ones who had died due to police violence.The third annual walk was an emotional day for all participants. Janie and  Margaret Torres, along with Johnny Torres and Richard Molina — who never got to know their uncle — spoke from their hearts about their loss. As the crowd stood on the ground where Jose Torres was beaten and thrown into the bayou, Johnny read two of his poems.Some of Johnny’s words were: “I will always remember 1977, that was the day that I died. And I wasn’t even born yet. … Buffalo Bayou turned the color of red, remember what the police said, ‘Let’s see if the [w—k] can swim.’ … When I learn to let go and find the peace I am looking for, that message will always haunt my mind. If the soldier had any last words, I think they would be, ‘I fought for my country and death is what I got in return.’”‘Justice for Joe Torres!’On Cinco de Mayo in 1978, one year after Torres’ murder, as thousands of Houstonians celebrated in Moody Park, the police were called to break up a fight. But when they arrived, those in the huge crowd realized they had a common enemy in the Houston Police Department — and a rebellion began.The uprising against decades of police occupation and daily brutaltiy in the Northside community resulted in the cop cars burning and blocks of businesses being torched. Nearly 100 people were arrested. As the rebellion progressed, thousands of people chanted, “Justice for Joe Torres!” over and over again.As this year’s event ended, Janie Torres told those gathered: “Today, I want to say that we need unity. That’s the only way we are going to stop the police from killing us. My family has never recovered from Joe’s murder. My mother has never been the same. This is still happening 41 years later, the cop killings in ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave, with justice for all.’ But there’s only justice for a few, not for all of us.“If we join together in unity, we can fight! We can win!” concluded Janie Torres. As she and her sister, Margaret, threw a wreath of flowers into the Buffalo Bayou, she said, “This is for you, brother.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two journalists killed in attack on radio station in northeastern Afghanistan

first_img RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan February 5, 2019 – Updated on February 6, 2019 Two journalists killed in attack on radio station in northeastern Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsOrganized crimeViolence AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsOrganized crimeViolence News Radio Hamseda employs 11 people, including Seven women, and has been broadcasting from 6 a.m. to midnight since 2007. Owner Simin Hosseini, who is a member of Taloqan’s municipal council, said he had received no threats. Receive email alerts May 3, 2021 Find out more News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” to go further Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Organisation center_img RSF_en “We offer our condolences to the families and colleagues of Shafiq Arya and Rahimullah rahmani, and we urge the police to conduct a thorough investigation in order to identify this attack’s perpetrators and instigators as quickly as possible,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. News June 2, 2021 Find out more Afghanistan is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Afghanistan News The attack was carried out by two unidentified gunmen who entered the radio station at around 5 p.m., asked who was in charge and then opened fire on the two journalists present at the time. One was acting news editor Shafiq Arya, 28. The other, identified only as Rahimullah Rahmani, 26, was presenting a programme.Provincial police chief Rashid Bashir confirmed the death of the two journalists and said an investigation was under way. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s attack on Radio Hamseda in Taloqan, the capital of the northeastern province of Takhar, in which two journalists were shot dead. March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

AbilityFirst Teamed Up with LA Rotary Club for Their Annual Bowling Party for Children and Adults with Disabilities

first_imgcenter column 1 AbilityFirst Teamed Up with LA Rotary Club for Their Annual Bowling Party for Children and Adults with Disabilities From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 5:23 pm AbilityFirst teamed up again with the Los Angeles Rotary Club (LA5 Rotary) for their 15th annual bowling party for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and epilepsy. The AbilityFirst LA Rotary Club Bowling Party was held on Saturday, March 21, at the AMF Bowling Lanes in Montebello.AF and Rotary5 Bowling Party“This was really a fun event for the children and adults with disabilities,” said AbilityFirst President and CEO Lori Gangemi. “We have had a long history with the Rotary Club of Los Angeles. We have valued their support of our organization for the last 89 years. It has been a remarkable relationship derived from business leaders who care and want to continually encourage people with disabilities to excel.”The LA Rotary Club has supported AbilityFirst since it was founded in 1926 under its previous name, the Crippled Children’s Society of Southern California. With the club’s support, AbilityFirst has pioneered essential community services and launched advocacy campaigns in support of disability rights. Over their long history together accomplishments include: setting a model standard in accessibility with the design and construction of one of the very first fully accessible camps in the nation; opening one of the first vocational training programs in the country for adults with disabilities; being a forerunner in supported employment helping adults with developmental disabilities succeed in competitive community jobs; and recently averting a programming crisis by sponsoring and helping to secure passage of state Senate Bill 309, which now ensures that young adults with developmental disabilities can receive after school care throughout high school.The Rotary Club sponsored event started with an active morning of bowling followed by a pizza lunch and awards. Rotary Club volunteers helped bowlers choose a ball and put on bowling shoes; provided support and encouragement with bowling pointers and scoring; assisted with serving lunch; and presented medals to all the participants.The AbilityFirst LA5 Rotary Club Bowling Party included 76 children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities from six of AbilityFirst’s’ program sites including community centers in Costa Mesa, East Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Pasadena, as well as two group homes in Pasadena. LA5 Rotarians were the hands-on hosts and volunteers working directly with AbilityFirst bowlers.About AbilityFirstEstablished in 1926 AbilityFirst, formerly Crippled Children’s Society of Southern California, provides programs and services to help children and adults with disabilities reach their full potential. Through 25 locations across Southern California, they offer a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs as well as accessible residential housing complexes and an accessible camp, Camp Paivika, for both children and adults. Business News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. HerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

McDonald’s Drive Thrus in Limerick reopen with new measures in place

first_imgLimerickNewsMcDonald’s Drive Thrus in Limerick reopen with new measures in placeBy Meghann Scully – June 4, 2020 2762 TODAY, three McDonald’s Drive Thru restaurants will reopen in Limerick with new measures in place to help keep employees and customers safe. This follows a successful pilot in May. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMcDonald’s Email Linkedin WhatsApp Drinagh Retail Park, Wexford, Co. Wexfordcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter The three McDonald’s Drive Thru restaurants opening today in Limerick are as follows:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Crescent Shopping Centre, LimerickJetland Shopping Centre, LimerickCastletroy Shopping Centre, Castletroy, Co. LimerickWith restaurant teams adjusting to new procedures to enable safe working and social distancing, things may take a little longer – and high demand is anticipated. The restaurants will be operating with reduced hours, between 11am and 10pm. McDonald’s and its franchisees are working closely with An Garda Síochána, and may determine that it is necessary to close Drive Thru lanes if queues cause disruption at busier sites or put employees or customers at risk.To help create a safe experience for everyone, McDonald’s has introduced a number of changes to their restaurants, including:Social distancing has been introduced in the kitchens and service areas to help create a safe working environment for restaurant teams.Perspex screens at Drive Thru windows and employees wearing protective equipment, as well as Perspex screens and floor markings in specific areas in the restaurant and kitchen.All McDonald’s employees will be asked to confirm they are fit and able to work and contactless thermometers will be used to take employee temperatures on arrival at work for every shift. Previous articlePlanning application lodged for new Limerick Lidl storeNext articleSwimmers warned they could be sucked into Ardnacrusha turbines Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Restaurants will return with smaller teams, offering a limited menu* and operating reduced hours.Encouraging capped spend for Drive Thru and McDelivery at €30 per order, and customers are encouraged to pay by contactless payment methods.As employees and the business adapt to a new way of working, McDonald’s would like to thank customers for their continued support and patience. As of 4th June, over 1,000 McDonald’s restaurants have reopened in the UK and Ireland, either for Drive Thru or McDelivery. The Drive Thru restaurants in Limerick are among 23 McDonald’s restaurants reopening today. The other restaurants reopening today are as follows:Omni Park Shopping Centre, Santry, DublinThe Mill Shopping Centre, Clondalkin, DublinBlanchardstown Shopping Centre Drive Thru, Co. DublinCranley Centre, Naas Road, Co. DublinLucan Drive Thru, Celbridge Road, Co. DublinLiffey Valley Shopping Centre Drive Thru, Co. DublinGulliver’s Retail Park, Ballymun, DublinCharlestown Shopping Centre Drive Thru, DublinThe Park, Carrickmines, Co. DublinCitywest Shopping Centre Drive Thru, Co. DublinLower Westport Road, Castlebar, Co. MayoCreggan Roundabout, Dublin Road, Athlone, Co. WestmeathPearse Road, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalPullamore Business Park, Dublin Road, Co. CavanN4 Retail and Business Park, Red Cow Roundabout, Co. LongfordLimerick Road Drive Thru, Shannon, Co. ClareGort Road, Ennis, Co. ClarePettit’s Supermarket, Wexford Road, Arklow, Co. WicklowSligo Retail Park, Co. Sligo Ensuring our delivery procedures with couriers are contactless for both our people and our customers. Print Advertisementlast_img read more

The Industry Pulse: Updates on Covius, McMichael Taylor Gray, and More …

first_img Bendett & McHugh Covius Financial Servicing Firms KLR Group Lenders McMichael Taylor Gray secondary markets Servicing 2018-10-18 Radhika Ojha Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. The Industry Pulse: Updates on Covius, McMichael Taylor Gray, and More … Previous: Why Are Homeowners Choosing Not to Sell? Next: Transforming Toxic Properties into Affordable Housing October 18, 2018 1,395 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Tagged with: Bendett & McHugh Covius Financial Servicing Firms KLR Group Lenders McMichael Taylor Gray secondary markets Servicing From new appointments and technology to rebranding and community initiatives, get the latest buzz on the industry in this weekly update.Denver, Colorado-based provider of solutions, insight, and technology to financial services companies, LenderLive, has rebranded itself as Covius Holdings. LenderLive Holdings is the parent company of LenderLive Services,LenderLive Network, and Require Holdings. The company said that there would be no change to LenderLive Network, LLC, the private-label fulfillment subsidiary that Covius is selling to Computershare.“For twenty years, the LenderLive brand has been synonymous with outsourced private-label mortgage fulfillment,” said Rob Clements, Chairman, and CEO of Covius. “With the pending sale of our Network Division, we chose a new brand–Covius–that reflects our new strategic direction. In the past year, John Surface and I have refocused the company’s strategy on the services, information solutions, and technology that leading financial companies to depend on to thrive in a highly competitive, highly regulated environment. Covius has been the name of our established SaaS development platform. It speaks to what we have built to date and points to the future state that we are working toward.”_______________________________________________________________Atlanta, Georgia headquartered McMichael Taylor Gray has announced the appointment of Mark Baker as the firm’s Managing Attorney to oversee its Alabama and Tennessee operations. In his new role, Baker will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s bankruptcy practice and all legal matters related to the Tennessee and Alabama region.“McMichael Taylor Gray, LLC, is excited to bring Mark’s industry knowledge and legal mind to our team. We couldn’t be happier,” January Taylor, Managing Partner, McMichael Taylor Gray said.Baker joins McMichael Taylor Gray with 30 years’ experience in mortgage banking and creditor’s rights. Prior to joining the firm, he was the owner of Mark A. Baker Law, LLC based out of Tallahassee, Florida. Prior to that, he was the Managing Partner at Johnson & Freedman. He also served as the Judicial law clerk to a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (L. Chandler Watson, Jr. (deceased), Northern District of Alabama._______________________________________________________________Connecticut-based law firm, Bendett & McHugh P.C. has partnered with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) to raise funds and support the children’s hospital through their annual Miles for Miracles 5k that raises money for the hospital.Back in 2011, Bendett & McHugh, organized their first Miles for Miracles 5k to benefit CCMC. Each year, they have watched it grow bigger and better with the support of co-workers, friends, family, industry colleagues, and the local community. To date, the firm has raised over $44,000 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The law firm said that it was proud to support the efforts of the children’s hospital and looks forward to their continued partnership in helping make a difference.The firm represents a wide array of local, regional and national clients in all New England States which include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in 1986, Bendett & McHugh has 30 years of experience in representing mortgage servicers and lenders._______________________________________________________________While Fannie, Freddie, FHA, and VA’s requirements for residential mortgage lenders to QC loan files post-closing have been in effect for some time, the process of selecting, reviewing (in a group separated from the origination group), and analyzing the results can cause problems when it comes to resource management, deadlines, and costs.The Boston-based KLR Group has now announced a layered solution to the problems residential mortgage lenders face in complying with the review requirements. The solution consists of three options that can be configured to meet the specific needs of each lender individually—technology, full service, and staffing. The technology option is a software platform, unique and specialized for individual agency and loan-type review compliance. The platform is a production management and QA tool, guiding the reviewer through a full file review that includes rules, tolerances, and compliance measures. The platform fully supports results reporting and detail imperative to loan production quality improvement._______________________________________________________________  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Updates on Covius, McMichael Taylor Gray, and More … Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Harvey seeks housing policy that recognises number of empty units

first_img Twitter Google+ By News Highland – September 7, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Facebook A Stranorlar area councillor has described figures released by the CSO, which reveal the number of vacant residential units in Donegal, as ‘shocking’.The figures published by the CSO in the ‘Roof Over Our Heads’ report show that there are over 13,360 residential units lying vacant in the county.This does not include people who are temporarily absent from their homes, or the 10,000 holiday homes that lie empty here for the majority of the year.Sinn Fein Cllr Cora Harvey says while many homes lie vacant, there are people in need, and a credible policy must be drawn up….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/charv100.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleMan in court for Dublin hijacking of Donegal woman’s carNext articleUnions say more discussions are needed on hospital resources News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Harvey seeks housing policy that recognises number of empty units Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest Facebook Google+last_img read more

Goat Hill String Band to play

first_img By Jaine Treadwell 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 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip You Might Like The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “We play old-time bluegrass but we also play popular songs with folk instrumentation,” Reed said. “We’ll play a mix of classic pop and rock, from the ‘60s through 2010 with acoustic string instruments. It’s a different kind of bluegrass.”The Goat Hill String Band features four string musicians who sing harmony.“We’ve been playing together for about 12 years,” Reed said. “It started as friends playing music together. The founder of our band has passed away but we stuck together, kept playing and we have never turned back.” Sponsored Content Goat Hill String Band to play The Johnson Center for the Arts will present the Goat Hill String Band in concert from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the TroyFest entertainment stage across from Byrd Drugs. Everyone who enjoys old-time string music with a twist will not want to miss this concert, said Brenda Campbell, JCA director. Admission is free.The Montgomery-based band takes its name from the hilltop on which the Alabama State Capitol proudly stands. And the music the Goat Hill String Band plays is deeply rooted in traditional bluegrass music.But that ain’t all folks, said band member J. Patrick Reed. Published 9:19 pm Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Patriots travel to Orlando for UCA National Cheer Competition The Pike Liberal Arts varsity cheer squad is hitting the road to compete in the UCA National High School Cheer… read more Print Article Latest Stories When the band of friends started playing together, they all lived in Montgomery. Since that time, two of them have moved to Birmingham. But, string music binds them together.“We’re friends who enjoy playing music together,” Reed said. “That has not changed.”But what has changed is that the Goat Hill String Band’s popularity now extends far beyond Goat Hill.“We play all over the state and on up to Nashville,” Reed said. “We are playing a lot of wedding receptions. Bluegrass might seem strange for wedding music but it’s a happy, fun kind of music and it’s really a good fit for a wedding.” However, Reed said Goat Hill String Band music is just plain, good, fun music that is a fit anywhere folks gather.“We’re looking forward to being on stage during the Troyfest weekend,” Reed said. “And, we’ll be playing rain or shine so we invite everyone to come out and have a good time with the Goat Hill String Band.”Campbell said, in the event of inclement weather, arrangements have been made to take the concert inside.“Hopefully, the rain will stay away,” Campbell said. “But, if not, the concert will be moved inside the Johnson Center. WTBF will carry a live remote of the concert on 94.7 and there will also be a live streaming of the concert on the WTBF website. We are excited to have the Goat Hill String Band in concert and invite everyone to come out and enjoy the fun that comes with great string music.” Contributed PhotoThe Goat Hill String Band will perform at the Johnson Center for the Arts Saturday night during TroyFest. Admission is free. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

Fifty Spelman grads learn their student debt has been paid

ABC NewsBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(ATLANTA) — One couple has donated more than $1 million to Spelman College, a historically black institution for women in Atlanta, in order to pay the remaining tuition of nearly 50 graduates.The donors, Frank Baker and Laura Day Baker, said they realized that college debt can steal graduation dreams and wanted to empower historically underserved communities. The college will receive the money over the next three years.“We live in a world of have and have nots and people of color tend to be in the have nots and the biggest distinguishing factor is education,” Frank Baker, a private equity investor, told ABC News’ Deborah Roberts. “As I was brainstorming this with [Spelman College] President Campbell, I really zeroed in on rising seniors who just ran out of gas financially.”The 50 students were chosen by Frank Baker and Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell.“We took the [decision] back to [Baker] and said, ‘Look, here are the students that would graduate were it not for the fact that their balances were cleared.’ And he said, ‘Let’s do it,’” according to Campbell.Spelman College graduate Gabrielle Sumpter was one of the first students to receive the news that she would be a recipient of the scholarship.“My family and I owed $11,000 … it’s really meaningful that [Baker] invested in an institution he knew was cultivating and developing young black women,” said Sumpter, who is planning on paying the gift forward within the community. “I want to change the world by educating people about different health disparities that are impacting people of color.”Graduate Thulani Vereen said the donation lifted a financial weight off her shoulders. Her family had $8,000 in student debt.“In my family it’s always said, ‘Education is a tool to liberation,’” Vereen said. “It’s just like this weight that’s been lifted for my mom and I.”“[The donation is] allowing us to become one step closer to our dreams,” said graduate Erena Reese, who owed $15,000.Baker, who is a father of three children, said he thought about his own 12-year-old daughter when making the decision.His advice to the graduates: “Go after it. Be confident. Don’t let anyone look down at you. Don’t let anyone discourage you. I expect nothing but excellence from all of them. And once you get there, remember it’s your turn to give back.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. read more