Boxing Day travel chaos

first_img Monday 13 December 2010 9:35 pm Boxing Day travel chaos Share KCS-content whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org LONDON could grind to a halt on one of the busiest shopping days of the year after Tube drivers agreed to yet another strike if they are not paid an extra £50 for working on Boxing Day.Members of Tube drivers’ union Aslef voted 1,025 to 127 in favour of the 24 hour action.London Underground claims to have maintained 40 per cent of trains during the last strikes but the sheer volume of passengers on Boxing day could buckle the transport network.Drivers are paid up to £45,000 a year and as part of the deal they are expected to work for a flat rate, including on national holidays. Aslef says drivers are busier than they used to be and says the deal should be renegotiated.The two sides have not come face to face in a month, with London Underground accusing the union of holding London to ransom.Union boss Bob Crow fanned the flames, saying his only loyalty is to his members and he “couldn’t care less if we had a million strikes”.To add to the travel misery, train drivers on London Midland trains will strike on 23 December in a row over pay and conditions. They are angry that drivers are earning different wages for the same jobs after the firm was formed in a merger. last_img read more

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Scientific Games sees losses grow in 2018

first_img Regions: US Strong growth in revenue failed to offset the impact of growing costs for Scientific Games in 2018, with the gaming solutions provider’s loss for the period growing to $352.4m (£269.3m/€310.1m).Revenue for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018 was up 9.1% year-on-year, with a marginal decline in gaming revenue – down 0.7% to $1.8bn – offset by strong growth in the social and digital divisions.Social gaming revenue grew 14.9% to $415.9m, with digital revenue more than trebling to $269.6m, boosted by the acquisition of NYX Gaming Group, which was completed in January 2018. Lottery posted more modest growth, with revenue up 4.3% from 2017 to $846.3m.This growth in revenue was almost matched by significant growth in operating costs. Cost of services, which rose 21.2% to $505.6m, and restructuring-related costs of $253.4m – up from $45.9m in the prior year – saw particularly significant increases. The restructuring-related costs also included $151.5m, which was paid to Shuffle Tech to settle a long-running antitrust lawsuit in December 2018, and $27.5m in earn-out payments after Spicerack Media, acquired in 2017, performed better than expected over the year. This contributed to total operating costs for the year rising 15.1% to $3.1bn. Consolidated adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation increased 9% to $1.3bn.However operating profit for the year declined 32.4% to $265.6m. Once finance related costs, including interest expenses of $597.2m (down marginally year-on-year) and a $93.2m loss on debt financing transactions were factored in, Scientific Games posted a pre-tax loss of $339.3m. The company’s net loss for the year grew 45.4% to $352.4m.For for fourth quarter of 2018, Scientific Games posted revenue of $885.7m, up 7.6% year-on-year. The business was boosted by a $51.7m contribution from NYX in the period, which drove digital revenue from $17.8m in Q4 2017 to $71.5m, including $33.3m from sports betting and platform supply deals. The social division also enjoyed a strong quarter, with revenue rising 19.1% to $113.7m. Lottery revenue was also up in Q4 2018, at $230.7m.The core gaming division saw revenue decline, falling 4.7% to $469.8m. This, Scientific Games said, was due in part to new revenue recognition accounting implemented in 2018, which led to a $6.8m decline in gaming operations revenue. Machine sales, on the other hand, suffered in comparison to Q4 2017. The prior year included sales of 884 units for new opening and expansions, plus an additional 700 video lottery terminals being deployed in Canada. In Q4 2018, however, just 286 units were sold for new openings and expansions.Operating costs for the quarter fell, down 22.2% to $564.5m. This was largely due to a $183.1m reversal of the original penalty imposed on Scientific Games by an Illinois court in the Shuffle Tech case. Ultimately the settlement saw the company pay 45% of the court-imposed penalty. 
Quarterly EBITDA was up 6% at $343.5m, driven by higher revenue and continuing operational efficiencies.Operating profit for Q4 grew from $321.2m, with the company posting a net profit of $206.8m for the period, up from a loss of $43.1m in 2017.Scientific Games chief executive Barry Cottle said it was a “very exciting time” for the business.“We’re focused on developing the best games and the most innovative platforms to deliver outstanding gaming experiences wherever and whenever players choose to play,” he explained. “We are building momentum and continuing to grow our business while at the same time operating more efficiently.“The entire organisation is enthused about 2019 and focused on helping our customers win, which will drive our free cash flow and create meaningful value for our shareholders.”The supplier’s finance chief Michael Quartieri added that the executive team saw opportunities to further drive top- and bottom-line growth in the year ahead, as it was committed to maximising are cash flow and drive down debt. This will be achieved in part through an initial public offering for a minority stake in its social gaming division, which filed an amended draft registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 14. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 21st February 2019 | By contenteditor Scientific Games sees losses grow in 2018 Email Address Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports betting Tech & innovation Slots Social gaming Table games Horse racing Strong growth in revenue failed to offset the impact of growing costs for Scientific Games in 2018, with the gaming solutions provider’s loss for the period growing to $352.4m (£269.3m/€310.1m). Revenue for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018 was up 9.1% year-on-year, with a marginal decline in gaming revenue – down 0.7% to $1.8bn – offset by strong growth in the social and digital divisions. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) Q12012 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw)  2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgMorning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMorning Light Co. Limited engages in the tourism and leisure industry. Morning Light Co. Limited is headquartered in Beau Bassin, Mauritius and owns a resort hotel under the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa name. Morning Light Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

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Young Anglicans in South Africa create garden on ‘Mandela Day’

first_imgYoung Anglicans in South Africa create garden on ‘Mandela Day’ Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] Young people from a parish in a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, have cultivated a garden at their church as a way of remembering Nelson Mandela on what was his birthday, July 18.Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. The tradition has developed of taking 67 minutes to do something for others on Mandela day, celebrating the 67 years that Mandela dedicated to social justice.Full article. Tags Posted Jul 19, 2017 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Youth & Young Adults The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Africa, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Anglican Communion, Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Nelson Mandela, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME last_img read more

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Paul Seago Brings “No Casinos” Message to NORWF

first_img Previous articleOlive Garden Announces Catering Delivery Available at All Restaurants NationwideNext articleChicken Wing Logic: Panthers will win Super Bowl Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Paul Seago, Eecutive Director of No Casinos, Inc., spoke at the January Northwest Orange Republican Women Federated (NORWF), meeting at Apopka Golf & Tennis at Errol Estate.Paul’s presentation included a review of the history of casino gambling in the U.S. and Florida.  The Florida milestones include:1978 – Florida voter reject casino gambling referendum1986 – Florida voters again reject casinos, but approve the Lottery1988 – The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) is approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law.  IGRA required state governments to allow gambling on Indian-tribe lands.1989 – Small stakes Poker legalized. Because of IGRA the Tribes were allowed to open Poker Rooms.1994 – Florida voters again reject casino gambling.1996 – Pari-Mutuals allowed to open small stakes Poker Rooms.2003 – Pari-Mutuels allowed high stakes Poker Rooms.2004 – Florida voters approve slot machines. Because of IGRA the Tribes were allowed to operate Slot machines.2010 – Florida signs Compact with Seminole Tribe. Tribe pays Florida $130 Million per year and is allowed to operate Blackjack and Baccarat tables.2011 – Legislation introduced to build what would be the largest casino in the world in Miami.Paul closed by describing the implications of the new Seminole Compact signed by Governor Scott in December 2015.If approved by the Legislature the new compact would give the Tribe the exclusive right to operate blackjack in the state and to add craps and roulette. The proposed 20-year deal would also open the door for pari-mutuels to operate new slot casinos in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties and allow existing South Florida “racinos” to seek local voter approval to operate limited blackjack tables.Paul encouraged the audience to go online and watch a short, 3-minute video called, “Gambling Creep: A Short History of Gambling in Florida.”NORWF’s next meeting is a Membership Brunch on Thursday February 18, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and the home of NORWF President, Joyce Brocker.Contact Sharon Lee Gates at [email protected] for more information. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

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House in Budakeszi / Tamás Mórocz

first_img House in Budakeszi / Tamás Mórocz Text description provided by the architects. The location is the inner part of Budakeszi. The settlement is characterized by buildings with pitched roofs perpendicular to the street; made often with a porch and with an intimate garden beside and at the back of the building. The neatness and the simple purity of the Swabian villages is a noticable feature of the settlement today.Save this picture!The house is a transcription of a building with pitched roof and porch. Houses of this kind connect to their environment through the side garden, hence the front door and the porch are on the side of building and the rooms are arranged alongside the porch.Save this picture!The design of the building is based on this classical layout but in this case the porch has been transformed. The front door is placed in the extension which was added to the street front. The porch here is enclosed in the mass of the building and it withdraws as a subtraction from that mass and becomes a real open porch as we go towards the back. Save this picture!It shelters from the street and unfolds in the direction of the garden. Save this picture!The vision of the porch was used as a start-up and it was gradually transformed and partly disappeared during the design process. It got transformed before it could become a burden that defiles the building depriving it from its natural beauty.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Okhta Center / RMJMArticlesA Room for LondonArticles Share Architects: Tamás Mórocz Year Completion year of this architecture project Hungary Houses CopyHouses•Budakeszi, Hungary “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/82715/house-in-budakeszi-tamas-morocz Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTamás MóroczOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesBudakesziHungaryPublished on October 23, 2010Cite: “House in Budakeszi / Tamás Mórocz” 23 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore 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/82715/house-in-budakeszi-tamas-morocz Clipboard Year:  2010 House in Budakeszi / Tamás MóroczSave this projectSaveHouse in Budakeszi / Tamás Mórocz Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!+ 32 Sharelast_img read more

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Rising scrap metal prices boost income for charities from donated cars

first_img  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 January 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The rising price of light iron, the main material component of cars, should benefit charities in whose names cars are donated, according to car donation service Giveacar. Last month the price rose by almost 25%, according to the not-for-profit social enterprise.Giveacar, established 12 months ago, arranges the scrappage of old and unwanted vehicles at Authorised Treatment Centres across the country. The “vast majority of the proceeds accrued” by the scrappage are then given to the donor’s charity of choice. The scheme has already raised more than £250,000 for participating charities. So far it has processed more than 2,000 cars for salvage or scrap, and 200 charities have joined its scheme.Tom Chance, Director of Giveacar, commented on the price rise: “It has… helped us to grow our scheme and benefit the charity sector in a much bigger way. We would urge anyone with a large hunk of metal to get rid of to find out the value before giving it away. If it’s a car, come to us and we’ll turn it into a donation to charity.”www.giveacar.co.uk Tagged with: Donated goods Trading Rising scrap metal prices boost income for charities from donated cars 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.last_img read more

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Fannie Mae Roundtable Explores LGBT Fair Housing Protections

first_img Previous: The Evolution of the REO Landscape Next: The Best Places to Live, Depending on Your Profession Share Save Fannie Mae Roundtable Explores LGBT Fair Housing Protections  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Roundtable Explores LGBT Fair Housing Protections in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News, Servicing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago AMDC American Mortgage Diversity Council Fannie Mae NAGLREP 2018-06-26 David Wharton On Tuesday, June 26, Fannie Mae hosted a roundtable at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., fostering a discussion of initiatives and legislation promoting diversity and equality within the housing industry for LGBT individuals.The event was moderated by Bill Fahey, VP, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Fannie Mae, who oversaw a wide-ranging roundtable discussion that included insights from Charmaine Brown, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Fannie Mae; Derek Templeton, Executive Director of the American Mortgage Diversity Council; and Peter Nguyen, Director of the D.C. chapter of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP). (Brown also serves as Vice Chair of the AMDC, partnering with Chair Kathy Cummings of Bank of America.)”The AMDC appreciates the opportunity to be involved in today’s event,” Templeton said. “We look forward to continuing to work with Fannie Mae and NAGLREP to ensure that all Americans have equal access to homeownership, regardless of race, religion, or orientation.”Templeton discussed the mission and purpose of the AMDC, which works to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the mortgage industry. In order to further those goals, the AMDC strives to develop and provide tools and strategies to create an understanding and appreciation of individual differences in thought, experience, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, style, sexual orientation and gender identity and to move business practices forward to embrace diversity and inclusion as essential to innovation and optimal business results.Templeton also provided an update on the AMDC’s series of LGBT Town Hall events. The AMDC has so far hosted four of these events—in Dallas, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles—which are designed to bring together servicers and local LGBT community groups for a day of discussion regarding issues affecting the LGBT community, from perspectives of both homeownership and workplace inclusion. The AMDC Town Halls will culminate in the creation of a white paper report that will be circulated to thought leaders across the country, including mortgage industry leaders, housing policy experts, and participating LGBT organizations.NAGLREP’s Peter Nguyen presented an update on various diversity initiatives, including a legislative update on H.R. 1447, the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2017. This bill would amend the Fair Housing Act of 1968 to add sexual orientation and gender identity as classes protected against discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of housing.The roundtable discussion also touched on other relevant topics such as the state of the housing market when it comes to fair housing and equal-opportunity employment for LGBT individuals, the challenges of LGBT homelessness, and how Fannie Mae can work with groups like the AMDC and NAGLREP to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion for the LGBT community.To view the AMDC’s webinars, including their most recent “Understanding the Effects of Implicit Bias” presentation, hosted by AMDC Vice Chair Charmaine Brown, click here. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 26, 2018 5,025 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: AMDC American Mortgage Diversity Council Fannie Mae NAGLREP Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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Colorado police under investigation after viral video shows them pulling guns on black man picking up trash on his own property

first_imgVanardo Merchant(BOULDER, Colo.) — A viral cell phone video of multiple white police officers, some with guns drawn, confronting a black man who claimed he was just picking up trash on his own property has prompted an internal affairs investigation by the Boulder, Colorado, Police Department.“You’re on my property with a gun in your hand, threatening to shoot me because I’m picking up trash,” the man in the 16-minute video, posted on YouTube, screams at a Boulder officer during the confrontation.Boulder Police officials said the incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. on Friday outside a home.“A Boulder Police Officer observed a man sitting in a partially enclosed patio area directly behind a ‘Private Property’ sign and initiated contact with the man to determine if he was allowed to be on the property,” police officials said in a statement.The man, whose identity has not been released, showed the officer his school identification card and told him he lived at the residence. But when the officer detained him for further investigation, the man grew angry and his neighbor started recording the incident with a cell phone.The man was holding a bucket and a metal trash grabber, a tool used to pick up garbage. But in the video, the officer, holding a gun in his right hand, refers to the tool as a weapon and orders the man to put it down.The officer radioed for back-up, saying the man was “being uncooperative and unwilling to put down a blunt object,” the police statement reads.“I don’t have a weapon,” the man yells, screaming expletives at the officer and demanding him to get off his property.Within minutes, other officers arrived on the scene, at least one holding a shotgun, the video shows.“This is my property. I live here,” the man yells.One of the officers tells the man to “just relax” and another orders him to sit on the ground.The man eventually put down his bucket and trash grabber and the police officer who first questioned the man holstered his weapon, according to the video.“Officers ultimately determined that the man had a legal right to be on the property and returned the man’s school identification card. All officers left the scene and no further action was taken,” the police statement reads.News of the incident spread throughout Boulder, prompting a large and angry crowd to attend the Boulder City Council Meeting Tuesday night, many in attendance holding metal trash grabbers.“This is an extremely concerning issue, and one that we are taking very seriously,” Boulder Police Chief Greg Testa told the city council.Testa said the officer who first confronted the man has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the internal affairs investigation. He did not identify the officer.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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