25 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Trusteenet launched to support charity trustees Howard Lake | 17 February 2007 | News The Charity Trustees Network has launched trusteenet, a national network for trustees and management committee members. Membership of the network is absolutely free.By signing up to the network trustees will be able to keep up to date about key issues affecting their role, network online with other trustees and management committee members, and “contribute your views to influence national policy.”The site has been developed using open source community software Drupal. Advertisement Tagged with: Management 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.
Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Housing Market Continues Slow Climb Toward Stable Levels February 25, 2015 1,266 Views Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Freddie Mac Housing Market Multi-Indicator Market Index 2015-02-25 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Increased Litigation Expenses Cut Into Q4 Earnings for FDIC-Insured Institutions Next: Survey: Delinquency, Foreclosure Inventory Rates Fall to Lowest Levels Since 2007 About Author: Brian Honea Print This Post Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. 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Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Freddie Mac Housing Market Multi-Indicator Market Index Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Housing Market Continues Slow Climb Toward Stable Levels The latest Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) from Freddie Mac, released Wednesday, showed that the U.S. housing market showed continued stabilization for the fourth straight month in December.According to the latest MiMi, 38 states plus the District of Columbia and 40 out of 50 metros showed an improving three-month trend in December. The metro areas of Buffalo, Boston, and Nashville, all entered their “benchmark stable” ranges of housing activity.While Freddie Mac said the latest MiMi value indicated a weak housing market, it has been showing improvement. The national MiMi value for December was reported at 74.9, which is a year-over-year increase of 4.41 percent and a slight uptick of 0.37 percent from November to December. The all-time high for the national MiMi is 121.7, set in April 2006 prior to the recession. The all-time low for the national MiMi was 57.2, set in October 2010 at the height of the foreclosure crisis. The housing market has rebounded by 31 percent since hitting that all-time low nearly four and a half years ago.”Housing markets are getting back on track,” said Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist for Freddie Mac. “The national MiMi improved for the fourth consecutive month. Nearly 80 percent of the state and metro housing markets MiMi tracks are improving or in their stable range of activity. We’ve even seen the MiMi purchase application indicator increase 0.07 percent on a year-over-year basis. Low mortgage rates and moderating house price growth are helping to keep payment-to-income ratios favorable for the typical family in most of the country. In fact, Los Angeles is the only metro market with an elevated MiMi payment-to-income indicator whereas most other markets remain quite affordable. And of course, labor markets are generally improving.”According to Freddie Mac, 16 states plus the District of Columbia and 11 out of 50 metro areas have MiMi values in the stable range for December. District of Columbia was tops with 97.6, followed closely by North Dakota (97.2) and Montana (91.1). Of Metro areas, Los Angeles had the highest MiMi value for the month at 86.4, followed by Austin (86.3) and San Jose (83.9).While 38 states and 40 out of 50 metro areas showed an improving three-month trend in MiMi value for December, those numbers are down from December 2013. For that month, 47 states plus the District of Columbia and 47 of 50 metro areas showed an improving three-month trend.Three out of the four indicators in the December MiMi increased month-over-month and year-over-year: the purchase applications indicator reported a MiMi value in December of 63.4, an increase of 0.41 from November and 0.07 percent from December 2013); the current on mortgage indicator reported a December MiMi value of 67.2, which is an increase of 0.48 percent month-over-month and 7.97 percent year-over-year; and the employment indicator’s December MiMi value of 99.1 was a jump of 2.01 percent from November and 13.52 percent from December 2013. The only indicator out of the four that declined was payment-to-income, which in December fell by 1.97 percent month-over-month and 5.59 percent year-over-year to its reported value of 70.0.”As we mentioned last month, we’re keeping an eye on markets with deep ties to energy,” Kiefer said. “We’ve seen some deterioration on a month-over-month basis in some of these energy markets. For example, Louisiana has seen its state employment situation deteriorate over the last several months. A declining employment indicator has caused its MiMi score to move from 86.7 in April down to 80.2.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago
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London-based production company Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) films are looking for female bakers to feature in a new TV advertising campaign.The production company is seeking confident, inspiring women who are proud of their baking careers.This is a paid non-speaking role, and applicants must be available for a screen test in London between the dates of 5 and 15 October. Also availability is crucial for a one-day wardrobe fitting on the week commencing 24 October and one day for filming on the week commencing 31 October 2016.RSA casting producer Emily Stein told British Baker: “This is an exciting new ad campaign for RSA and we are looking for female bakers and patisserie chefs to apply for the role. It is well-paid and offers great exposure.”To apply please email: [email protected] – providing your name, nationality, phone number, email, skype name, address, age, a brief description of yourself, what you love about baking and a photograph of yourself as well as some examples of your work.The details of the advert will be revealed by RSA for those who are successful with their application.
That’s how we, as co-Chairs of the VCE Board, think about VCE. We may be a bit biased, but we’re confident many others agree based on the tremendous success of VCE’s Vblock converged infrastructure (CI). In fact, we created the notion of CI with Vblock, and VCE has held the #1 position for as long as the analyst firms have been tracking it.Given today’s news about EMC and Cisco jointly agreeing to change the structure of VCE going forward, we’d like to reflect back on its success and what is driving this change now.Rewind to 2007 when Cisco was first entering the server business. We began discussions around the best ways to deliver to customers the best-of-breed technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware into a single engineered solution that would pretty much be plug-and-play for customers.Over the course of the following two years, we challenged our teams and ourselves to come up with the best way to commercialize our vision and serve customers. There were the usual traditional resale and meet-in-the-channel programs, but we felt this could be a much bigger idea. In the end, we concluded that this was the time to be bold, which led to the initial formation of the JV on October 30, 2009 now known as VCE. We say now known because the original JV was called Acadia, based on Build Operate Transfer (BOT) services and then a Reference Architecture (RA). But as any nimble startup does, you pivot your great idea to what customers truly want and value – and in this case it was a product, not BOT services or RA’s. So VCE and the Vblock were born and the rest is truly history! Consider these facts about VCE’s Vblock:More than 2,000 deployed to dateSix consecutive quarters of greater than 50% year-over-year growth#1 position for integrated infrastructure systems for two years runningIDC study: VCE customers are able to deploy new services five times faster, reduce downtime by 96%, and lower their annual datacenter costs by 50% with Vblock systems.So what made this JV so successful? We’d like to think it was our combined market understanding concerning what customers truly wanted, our sincere partnership and enduring friendship. All of those things are true, but it all starts and ends with the best technologies, combined with a maniacal focus on the customer experience and tremendous execution by talented teams. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved since its inception – with a special thanks and congratulations to the current team led by CEO Praveen Akkiraju.So why the change now? Because the best time to change and transform is when you’re at the top of your game. The industry continues to move fast and evolve, and we want VCE to continue to grow and succeed in this environment. It’s time for VCE to broaden its horizon and help customers in their journey to the Hybrid Cloud. This has been our focus and we will accelerate our support to our customers. We also want to signal to our customers that VCE is going to be around for the long haul. And Cisco’s commitment to VCE continues in the form of a multi-year resale, support and engineering agreement. The partnership remains strong and VCE will be a vibrant channel for Cisco technologies going forward. In essence, we started with a JV structure that has been wildly successful, so now it’s time to show commitment for the long term in a way that fits the business models of EMC and Cisco well.It’s been a fun, thrilling and rewarding ride for both of us, but most importantly for our customers, partners and the VCE team. We would like to thank all of them for the confidence they have shown and allowing us to play a meaningful role in changing the industry!
Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… alex williams IT + Project Management: A Love Affair The infographic shows the deep relationships that companies have due to Java’s maturity in the market. Oracle has created a new structure for Java and its effects are being widely felt. For example, Google has ties to Java. Its use of the programming language in its Android operating system is now the subject of an Oracle lawsuit.Closer to the center we see SAP and the Apache Foundation. SAP and Oracle have deep disputes but Java requires the two to work together.The Apache Foundation recently gave up its seat on the Java Community Process Executive Committee. Apache objects to Oracle’s licensing practices around the Test Compatibility Kit.This is an infographic to keep handy when following the unfolding story about the future of Java. It’s evident of a new order and how much Java has changed since Oracle acquired the rights to it after buying Sun Microsytems.(Image courtesy of Forrester Research) Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news Java is binding IBM and Oracle more closely than ever before and are forming the core for a new Java oligarchy that also includes Red Hat and other providers.Forrester Research issued a report today called “The Future of Java,” that includes an infographic that provides context for the Java ecosystem. It shows how a few companies will control Java’s direction and by extension, its rate of innovation. Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
England all-rounder Chris Woakes said they are paid very well and that he does not foresee English cricket being hit by the kind of pay dispute threatening this year’s Ashes series.Australia’s vice-captain David Warner this week warned that Cricket Australia “might not have a team for the Ashes” unless they back down on implementing a new pay structure for contracted players.Warner, who captains the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, also suggested there are plenty of lucrative opportunities elsewhere given the rise of domestic Twenty20 tournaments around the globe.”It’s not on our radar – we are paid very well and looked after by the ECB and the PCA. What lies ahead lies ahead, and we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” said Woakes, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and is due to join England’s training camp in Spain.”It sounds like the (Australia) players are standing firm for what they believe in. If it gets to the stage where the Ashes are under threat, of course it would be a shame for it to not go ahead. It’s the pinnacle… but we are concentrating on what comes next,” he added.Woakes is expected to take part in a one-day international series against South Africa followed by the ICC Champions Trophy.
United States USMNT Player Ratings: Failure all around as Americans miss out on World Cup Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 2 years ago 10:29 10/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) United States WC Qualification CONCACAF Trinidad and Tobago v United States Trinidad and Tobago Opinion The likes of Tim Howard, Omar Gonzalez and Jozy Altidore fell short as a nightmare scenario came to fruition for the U.S. national team As the dust settles on the U.S. national team’s unthinkable elimination from 2018 World Cup qualification, much will be made of Jurgen Klinsmann’s disastrous start to the Hexagonal. Others will dwell on Bruce Arena’s inability to dig the Americans out of a manageable hole.But on a dark day for U.S. Soccer, a finger must be pointed to the obvious constant in the Americans’ World Cup qualifying struggles: a talented but underachieving generation of players.They offer ability, of course. There’s a reason the U.S. advanced to the 2016 Copa America Centenario semifinals and won the Gold Cup title this past summer. In fact, earlier in the Hex these same players recorded a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras and 4-0 dismantling of Panama — the two teams that edged the U.S. for CONCACAF’s final slots. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Yet for the likes of Tim Howard, Omar Gonzalez and Jozy Altidore, they simply fell short when it mattered most. As the U.S. fell to a devastating 2-1 defeat in Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday, there were poor performances all around from players who know how to deliver on the biggest stages.Here are Goal ‘s player ratings from the Americans’ loss to Trinidad & Tobago:🇹🇹GOOOOAAAAL🇹🇹Omar, WYD?! #TRIvsUSA pic.twitter.com/MjV03LIH3y — beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) October 11, 2017 🇹🇹🚀GOOOOAAAAL🚀🇹🇹Alvin Jones fires one off from Tobago, and #USMNT are down 2-0! #TRIvsUSA pic.twitter.com/S5f6Qa6GyS — beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) October 11, 2017 GK TIM HOWARD, 3: There wasn’t much he could do about the opening own goal, but he was caught flat-footed on Alvin Jones’ wonder-goal and badly spilled another long-range effort.D DEANDRE YEDLIN, 6: Created flashes of danger with his energy down the flank and did well to limit opportunities on his side.D OMAR GONZALEZ, 2: His misplayed clearance resulted in a stunning own goal to put T&T on the board, and he was lucky not to be called for a penalty moments later. The decision to bench Geoff Cameron looms large.D MATT BESLER, 5: Had a couple iffy moments and didn’t offer much in distribution, but he managed to avoid any major miscues in the back.D JORGE VILLAFANA, 3: Was seemingly targeted by T&T, struggling to defend one-on-one, and never got going in the attack.M PAUL ARRIOLA, 3: Didn’t find much of the ball during that sluggish first 45 minutes before exiting at halftime.M MICHAEL BRADLEY, 4: Was limited in his ability to dictate the tempo on such a choppy field and didn’t play with his usual defensive intensity.M DARLINGTON NAGBE, 4: Didn’t move the ball quickly enough in the first half, though he did bring some added urgency after halftime.M CHRISTIAN PULISIC, 6: Drifted in and out of the game but created some half-chances in an otherwise dismal first half and brought the U.S. back into the game with a 47th-minute strike. A missed opportunity for the 19-year-old to star on the World Cup stage is heartbreaking.F JOZY ALTIDORE, 3: Failed to capitalize on the opportunities that fell his way and lacked his usual sharpness in hold-up play.F BOBBY WOOD, 4: Didn’t bring much to the table up top, struggling to get on the ball or execute combination play. Did threaten with a late header that was denied by a stellar save.Substitutes F CLINT DEMPSEY, 6: Offered a much-needed threat after coming on at halftime, ringing the post with a bouncing effort. This likely marks the end of his legendary international career.M KELLYN ACOSTA, 6: Covered a lot of ground and played with vigor after entering as a makeshift left back.M BENNY FEILHABER, 5: Didn’t have much of an opportunity to make an impact in his late cameo.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 9, 2017 – Nassau – “It is not a place to be,” said Acting Director of Social Services and Urban Development, Lillian Quant-Forbes. “I have seen young men, 14, 16, up there. That bothered me; that affected me. How is it that a young person can commit murder? When we see the impact it is having on us as a nation it gives me concern.“A young man who has allegedly committed murder affects the family of the person who was murdered, the family of the young man who is serving time. I beg you to stay on the straight and narrow road. It will not lead you wrong. Many of you go to church. Many of you are brought up in homes. Sometimes you want to try it for trying sake. Listen to the still small voice in your head and go the other way. Be the change that you wish to see in this country.”The Acting Director shared this passionate experience of a recent visit to the Department of Corrections with high school students at a Juvenile Forum, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Harry C. Moore Library, University of The Bahamas. The Forum is one of the activities planned to mark Rehabilitation Week being observed from November 6-13, 2017.She implored the students to focus on strengthening their character which will lead to positive changes, improve the quality of their lives and divert them from identity issues, self-destruction and conflicts with the law.“When you have your hand in the hand of the man who is the policeman that’s not a good place to be,” she said.The Acting Director outlined the mandate of the Department of Rehabilitative Welfare Services to help individuals who are in conflict with the law or who have had contact with the Criminal Justice System. She said the Department has the responsibility to provide such individuals with coping mechanisms, which are necessary to become functioning members of society.Ms. Quant-Forbes highlighted the dangers of cyber bullying and social media referring to the behavior demonstrated on networks as “disturbing” and cause for concern. She urged them to protect themselves, their good names and focus on school work.She expressed concern about the number of gangs in New Providence and the Family Islands, the violent crimes they are committing that are affecting the moral fabric of communities, thus the need for the Juvenile Forum to allow them to make better choices and form healthy relationships.Presentations were given by: Superintendent Mark Barrett on Cyberbullying; Assistant Commissioner Ken Strachan on Gang Violence; and Sandra Coleby, Principal Nursing Officer on Sexual Health.By: Kathryn CampbellPhoto Captions:Header: Pictured from left at the Juvenile Forum: Quintin Gray, Assistant Director; Sandra Coleby, Principal Nursing Officer; Willann Mills, Probation Officer and Lillian Quant-Forbes, Acting Director.Insert: Lillian Quant-Forbes, Acting Director, speaks at the Juvenile Forum during Rehabilitation Week. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Stuff the Bus 2018 Posted: August 1, 2018 Andrea Tobias, Andrea Tobias 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diego (KUSI) Volunteers Pack Thousands of School Supplies for County’s 22,000 Needy Students.SDCOE’s Homeless Education Services team, in partnership with SDCCU, have worked for weeks to collect new school supplies for children experiencing homelessness across the county.Elizabeth Alvarez was live at SDCCU Stadium, helping sort and stuff school supplies into backpacks. August 1, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: stuff the bus FacebookTwitter