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Lloyds Scholars Programme expands to two more universities

first_img Howard Lake | 3 June 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. António Horta-Osório, Group Chief Executive of Lloyds Banking Group said: “By providing the broadest range of internship and mentoring opportunities to our Scholars, and insisting that they each volunteer 100 hours per year, we have a platform to showcase the pivotal role banks, like Lloyds, are playing within their communities. This is critical and will ensure that the brightest and most able students continue to join our industry.”The Group invested £1.6 million in the Lloyds Scholars Programme during 2012 and announced its commitment to further expand the programme. Bath and Birmingham Universities join the universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, UCL, Oxford, Sheffield and Warwick on the programme.   9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lloyds Banking Group is extending its Lloyds Scholars Programme to two more universities, Bath and Brimingham.The programme offers students from lower income backgrounds a combination of financial support and, through mentoring and internships, the opportunity to develop their employability skills. Each student is required to volunteer 100 hours per year to help develop their skills and serve the local community.Applications open today at 9am and there are 120 places available. Advertisement Lloyds Scholars Programme expands to two more universitieslast_img read more

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Five things you need to know today, May 18

first_img Pinterest 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Local News Five things you need to know today, May 18 By admin – May 18, 2018 Previous articleSenior Advantage Health FairNext articleECISD Superintendent Tom Crowe is retiring in December admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OC employee of the year always learning Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img 0518_ticket_sound_of_music_02_cmyk.jpg Facebook Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, May 18. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. An honor flight took off Thursday morning carrying 143 Permian Basin veterans to Washington, D.C., providing an opportunity for them to visit memorials erected in their honor. Many will be seeing them for the first time.2. “The Sound of Music” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. May 30 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center as a part of Cristiani’s Jewelers 2017-1018 Broadway in the Basin series.3. Hays STEAM Academy fifth-grade science teacher Amanda Webber is heading to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston this summer for the LiftOff Summer Institute.4. A man was arrested Wednesday after he reportedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend and held a gun to her head.5. IN SPORTS: Jacob Munoz homered and Cristian Baseza pitched a three-hit shutout as the Odessa High Bronchos opened their Class 6A regional quarterfinal baseball series with a 1-0 victory over Keller Timer Creek on Thursday at Walt Driggers Field. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter Twitter Home Local News Five things you need to know today, May 18 Fruit Salad to Die ForSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Bank’s Appeal in ‘Stripping Off’ Mortgage Cases

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Bank of America Chapter 7 bankruptcy Florida second mortgages stripping off mortgages U.S. Supreme Court 2014-11-18 Brian Honea U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Bank’s Appeal in ‘Stripping Off’ Mortgage Cases Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 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. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland.  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Lawmakers Ask Financial Firms for Information on Data Breaches Next: Analysts Predict Continued Improvement for Housing as Economy Strengthens in 2015 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Bank of America’s case against two underwater Florida homeowners who filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in order to eliminate the liability on their second mortgages – a practice known as “stripping off” – has made it to the highest court in the nation.The U.S. Supreme Court agreed earlier this week that it would hear the cases of Bank of America v. Caulkett and Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona following the bank’s appeal in both cases, which were both decided in favor of the homeowners by the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals back in May. The Supreme Court said in granting the petition on Monday that it would consolidate the two cases and allot one hour for oral arguments.In the cases of the Florida homeowners in Melbourne and Tampa, each had second mortgages on their homes originated by Bank of America. When the homeowners could no longer pay their debts following the housing market crash of 2008, they both filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and asked the bankruptcy judge to extinguish their second mortgages based on the fact that they were underwater – or in other words, they owed more than the properties were worth. The judge erased both of the Bank of America mortgages, hence “stripping off” the mortgages, and the decision was upheld in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.The bank argued that the practice of stripping off mortgages should be banned, just as “stripping down” mortgages were  outlawed in a case the Supreme Court decided in 1992. In that decision, the court made it illegal for underwater homeowners to escape a claim from a creditor on a mortgage by “stripping down” the mortgage to its current market value.Bank of America’s representatives said in the court filing that this is a critical area of bankruptcy law that will affect many Chaper 7 bankruptcy filings. Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Bank’s Appeal in ‘Stripping Off’ Mortgage Cases Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Bank of America Chapter 7 bankruptcy Florida second mortgages stripping off mortgages U.S. Supreme Court Sign up for DS News Daily November 18, 2014 1,885 Views last_img read more

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Detailed analysis of a substorm event on 6 and 7 June 1989. 1. Growth phase evolution of nightside auroral activities and ionospheric convection toward expansion phase onset

first_img[1] We have analyzed in detail the evolution of nightside auroral activities and ionospheric convection during the growth phase of an isolated substorm. The following three characteristic auroral activities were identified by meridian scanning photometers (MSP) at ground stations: (1) proton main oval, (2) fast equatorward moving (FEM) arc, and (3) near plasma sheet boundary layer (NPSBL) aurora. The proton main oval corresponds to the main part of the proton auroral region and was located at the equatorward-most region of the electron auroral emissions and gradually moved equatorward during the growth phase. The FEM arc was a discrete auroral arc having a clear longitudinally elongated form. It appeared about 20 min before the onset on the high-latitude side of the auroral region and moved equatorward toward the proton main oval. Its equatorward motion gradually slowed as it approached the proton main oval. As the FEM arc moved equatorward, the location of the peak velocity in the nightside return flow of the two-cell convection also moved equatorward. The auroral breakup occurred in a localized area around the demarcation region between the two return flows, close to the latitude of the FEM arc. This was observed by the UV imager aboard the Akebono satellite. The NPSBL aurora appeared a few minutes before the onset around the poleward-most region of the aurora and continued even after the onset. Our detailed analysis of these phenomena can give us important clues as to how the growth phase proceeds toward the expansion phase onset.last_img read more

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The Most Successful Joint Venture in IT History

first_imgThat’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!last_img read more

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