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Groupon nets over $500m in financing drive

first_img ONLINE coupon service Groupon is more than half way to completing its $1bn (£645m) funding drive, according to a recent regulatory filing. The Chicago-based firm has secured more than $500m from unnamed investors since walking away from a takeover offer from Google in December, it said in papers lodged with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last week. Some of the proceeds will be used to repurchase shares owned by directors, according to the filing. Chief executive and founder Andrew Mason, alongside several board members, was named in the filing, which did not specify which board members were set to sell stakes. Groupon walked away from a takeover offer from Google last month, which was reported to be worth as much as $6bn. Groupon is a privately held company that was launched two and a half years ago to send its members daily e-mails containing discount coupons. It now employs more than 1,000 staff and operates in 35 countries. Yahoo offered in the region of $3bn for Groupon in failed acquisition talks in early 2010. whatsapp Groupon nets over $500m in financing drive Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Monday 3 January 2011 10:14 pm KCS-content 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Valladolid vs Alaves LIVE in La Liga: Head to Head Statistics,…

first_img Formula 1 La Liga LIVE between Valladolid vs Alaves Here some details related Valladolid vs Alaves teams news, broadcast details and Timing in India.La Liga LIVE: Valladolid vs AlavesMatch DetailsMatch – Valladolid vs AlavesDate – 25 Oct 2020Time – 6:30 PM (IST)Where to watch La Liga 2020-21 LIVE in India?La Liga will not be broadcast on any television channel in India. So all the matches can be watched live on La Liga’s official Facebook page.Click here to watch LIVE streaming of La Ligahttps://www.facebook.com/LaLiga Football Previous articleUnited World Wrestling starts great initiative, ‘Wrestling Goes Green’Next articleWomen’s Big Bash League to do ‘Barefoot Circle’ against racism Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title By Kunal Dhyani – October 24, 2020 Hollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsored Football F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Last matches of VALLADOLID:2020-10-18 HUESCA – VALLADOLID 2-22020-10-03 VALLADOLID – EIBAR 1-22020-09-30 REAL MADRID – VALLADOLID 1-02020-09-27 VALLADOLID – CELTA VIGO 1-12020-09-20 REAL BETIS – VALLADOLID 2-02020-09-13 VALLADOLID – REAL SOCIEDAD 1-1Last matches of CD ALAVES:2020-10-18 CD ALAVES – ELCHE 0-22020-10-04 CD ALAVES – ATHLETIC 1-02020-09-30 VILLARREAL – CD ALAVES 3-12020-09-26 CD ALAVES – GETAFE 0-02020-09-20 GRANADA CF – CD ALAVES 2-12020-09-13 CD ALAVES – BETIS 0-1Match Facts: VALLADOLIDVALLADOLID has scored at least one goal in the last 2 matches.VALLADOLID has scored at least one goal in the last 3 home matches.VALLADOLID was not able to win one out of the last 3 home matches.Match Facts: CD ALAVESCD ALAVES has scored at least one goal in the last 2 away matches.CD ALAVES has lost the last 2 away matches.CD ALAVES was not able to win one out of the last 2 away matches.Head-to-Head (H2H):2020-07-04 VALLADOLID – CD ALAVES 1-02019-11-09 CD ALAVES – VALLADOLID 3-02019-04-19 CD ALAVES – VALLADOLID 2-22018-09-16 VALLADOLID – CD ALAVES 0-1 Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country FootballLa LigaSportSport News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Suresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’Head to Head  History: Valladolid vs Alaves Year up to 2020Valladolid vs Alaves Total Matches – 11 PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates center_img Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Facebook Twitter Football Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps offers Ousmane Dembele update ahead of Portugal match Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Verratti returns for Italy, Ampadu starts for Wales, check full line-ups; Follow Live Updates, Football Alaves liveTotal Games won Alaves– 4Total Games  lost Alaves– 5Total Games draw Alaves -2 TAGSLA Liga LIVELaliga LIVE Streaming LinkValladolid vs Alaves Club LIVEValladolid vs Alaves Fixture and ScheduleValladolid vs Alaves Head to Head StatisticsValladolid vs Alaves latest points tableValladolid vs Alaves resultsValladolid vs Alaves teams stats up SHARE Football Valladolid vs Alaves LIVE in La Liga: Head to Head Statistics, Laliga LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, latest points table, Fixture and Schedule Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Football ATP Tour Valladolid liveTotal Games won Valladolid– 5Total Games  lost Valladolid– 4Total Games draw Valladolid– 2 Football Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED last_img read more

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Shakujii Y House / Ikeda Yukie Ono Toshiharu Architects

first_img Projects ArchDaily 2011 “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/136506/shakujii-y-house-ikeda-yukie-architects Clipboard Japan Photographs Photographs:  Koichi TorimuraText description provided by the architects. A family house in the suburb of Tokyo.The site is a lot in the northwest corner, adjacent to vacant lots to the south and southeast. This makes it impossible to predict the amount of daylight it would receive in the future. For this reason, we designed with the aim of allowing ample natural light into the house in any circumstance.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraRecommended ProductsSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightThe client requested spaces for hobby, especially a roof deck for astronomical observation and a loft for outdoor goods and play. We looked for a simple solution to meet all those conditions.Save this picture!second floor planFirst, we placed a main simple volume in the shape of a gable roof. After that, by adding and pulling small volumes from the main volume, we created inner/outer spaces for hobby and pleasure. This connects the family spaces and private spaces, allowing natural light to travel across the rooms while transmitting atmosphere.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe rooms are allocated to invite natural light from the top side window of the loft all the way to the glass floor of the living room on the ground level. Light is reflected by the ceiling mirror, crosses through the glass floor of the MBR and reaches the living space. The dining room and a bedroom are connected by the volume under the outer stairs to the roof deck so that the rooms can share natural light.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe terrace and the eaves are designed to block sunlight and heat in the summer. The house is well insulated in the winter and is equipped with a built-in air circulation system powered by solar panel.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Miller Hull Partnership Expands to San DiegoArticlesShenzhen Cultural Complex / MecanooArticles Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/136506/shakujii-y-house-ikeda-yukie-architects Clipboard Architects: Ikeda Yukie Ono Toshiharu Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Japan Shakujii Y House / Ikeda Yukie Ono Toshiharu Architects Shakujii Y House / Ikeda Yukie Ono Toshiharu ArchitectsSave this projectSaveShakujii Y House / Ikeda Yukie Ono Toshiharu Architects Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 22 Share CopyAbout this officeIkeda Yukie Ono Toshiharu ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on May 22, 2011Cite: “Shakujii Y House / Ikeda Yukie Ono Toshiharu Architects” 22 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore 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 streamlast_img read more

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Hog Producers Should Test Drought-Stressed Corn Before Feeding to Swine

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Hog Producers Should Test Drought-Stressed Corn Before Feeding to Swine Hog Producers Should Test Drought-Stressed Corn Before Feeding to Swine Previous articleNFPA Rejects Animal Rights Groups Appeal Requiring Fire Sprinkler Systems in All Animal Housing FacilitiesNext articleIndiana Farmer Elected to U.S. Grains Council Board of Directors Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE With the Corn Belt in the core area of extreme drought this summer – crops grown in these conditions are more vulnerable to mold growth and mycotoxins – which are dangerous to livestock – specifically swine. South Dakota State University Extension Swine Specialist Bob Thaler says this year’s grain crop will be poorer quality than normal and may be contaminated with molds. He encourages hog producers to begin preparing today and conserving the remaining high-quality 2011 corn crop for sows and nursery pigs. There are three specific molds Thaler says hog producers should test for – aflatoxin, vomitoxin and zearalenone. The level and type of mycotoxins found in a corn field can vary greatly – so Thaler encourages producers to take a variety of samples from each section of the field and combine them into one sample for testing. If producers have any questions after testing – he suggests they talk with their nutritionist or extension specialist. For more information and a list of testing labs go to www.iGrow.org.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Aug 21, 2012 last_img read more

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Cranberries inspire sign art installation at LIT

first_imgTwitter Pictured at the unveiling of the piece at LIT were artist Tom Collins and Fergal Lawler of The Cranberries. Picture: Alan PlacePictured at the unveiling of the piece at LIT were artist Tom Collins and Fergal Lawler of The Cranberries. Picture: Alan PlaceTHE Cranberries’ 1993 debut album ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We’, which sold over five million copies, has inspired a sign art installation in Limerick Institute of Technology’s Moylish campus.Texas-based sign painter and illustrator Sean Starr collaborated with Limerick sign painter Tom Collins to create the 10ft high 15ft wide hand painted sign placing the title of The Cranberries debut album centre stage on a large cloud.The two traditional sign painters connected via social media and a working relationship between the pair developed when Collins invited Starr to take part in ‘Love Letters From Limerick’ a sign-painting event hosted in Limerick city in 2014.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following the completion of the sign art it was temporarily installed on the exterior of Brown Thomas Retail in Limerick’s city centre.“We wanted the sign to inspire and to reach as many people as possible. We looked at locations throughout the city and here at LIT we have found the perfect home; there are hundreds of young people coming through the doors everyday and I hope this message speaks to them,” Tom Collins explained.The sign was unveiled in Limerick Institute of Technology this Monday at an event attended by Cranberries drummer Fergal Lawler.by Alan [email protected] Print TAGScranberrieslimerickLimerick Institute of Technology (LIT) Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsCranberries inspire sign art installation at LITBy Alan Jacques – June 24, 2017 2249 center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleUL start-up scoops top prize at Enterprise awardsNext articleUL Hospitals Group asked to investigate claims of patient harassment Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Munster’s Tadgh Beirne named Guinness Pro14 Players’ Player of the Season

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Munster’s Tadgh Beirne named Guinness Pro14 Players’ Player of the Season.Munster’s new recruit Tadgh Beirne was named the Guinness PRO14 Players’ Player of the Season on what was a good night on the whole for Irish Rugby at the awards ceremony and launch night in Glasgow which marks the official start to the rugby season.The former Leinster and Scarlets player was chosen by his fellow professionals from across the tournament in recognition of what was another season littered with standout performances. Beirne’s efforts also drew the attention of Irish head coach Joe Schmidt who handed him is first test cap against Australia during the victorious Summer tour down under.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up His two-year deal at Munster now puts him firmly into the reckoning for Schmidt’s 2019 World Cup plans. It will be interesting to see how Munster and Ireland will strike a balance between giving Berine enough game time in the red jersey in order to make his case for inclusion in the green jersey.Regardless, Beirne is another quality addition to a Munster squad who are now starting to add serious strength and depth in the squad.However it was Munster’s rivals Leinster who took the lions share of the awards with Leo Cullen taking home the Guinness PRO14 Coach of the Season. It didn’t stop there as Jordan Larmour picked up the Honda Young Player of the Season award, while Barry Daly was recognised as the top try scorer.Leinster also dominated the player the Guinness PRO14 Dream Team, with prop Andrew Porter, lock Scott Fardy, back row Jack Conan and wings James Lowe and Larmour topping the media’s poll for their respective positions.Scarlets who finished runners up to Leinster also saw five players selected. The Glasgow Warriors saw two representatives as back row Callum Gibbins was nominated as the Dream Team captain. Ulster’s John Cooney was selected at scrum half.2017/18 Team of the YearBlair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby); Jordan Larmour (Leinster), Nick Grigg(Glasgow Warriors), Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), James Lowe (Leinster); Rhys Patchell (Scarlets), John Cooney (Ulster); Rob Evans (Scarlets), Torsten van Jaarsveld (Toyota Chiefs), Andrew Porter (Leinster); Scott Fardy (Leinster), Tadhg Beirne (Scarlets); Aaron Shingler (Scarlets), Callum Gibbins (Glasgow Warriors), Jack Conan (Leinster).This year’s awards ceremony also saw the creation of two new categories, the Tackle Machine award and The Ironman award. Cardiff Blues player Olly Robinson picked up the tackle machine award  by virtue of making a total of 243 tackles with a 94.6% completion rate.Zebre’s Giulio Bisegni took the Pro14 Ironman award which recognised the player who registered the most minutes on the pitch across the 21 regular season rounds. The Italian international’s total of 1504 minutes earned him the award.Players’ Player of the Season: Tadhg Beirne (Scarlets)Coach of the Season: Leo Cullen (Leinster Rugby)Young Player of the Season: Jordan Larmour (Leinster Rugby)Pro14 Chairman’s Award: Ed Jackson (Dragons)Golden Boot Award: Fred Zeilinga (Toyota Cheetahs)Pro14 Dream Team Captain: Callum Gibbins (Glasgow Warriors)Pro14 Top Try Scorer: Barry Daly (Leinster)Pro14 Tackle Machine: Olly Robinson (Cardiff Blues)Pro14 Ironman: Giulio Bisegni (Zebre)FairPlay Award: Scarlets (they picked up just two yellow cards over the season) Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGShurlinglimerickSportSporting limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Linkedin Email SportGaaHurlingNewsMunster’s Tadgh Beirne named Guinness Pro14 Players’ Player of the SeasonBy Raffaele Rocca – August 21, 2018 1023 Twitter The post Munster’s Tadgh Beirne named Guinness Pro14 Players’ Player of the Season appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Print Previous article3,123 Limerick jobs created by 9 per cent VAT rateNext articleLISTEN – Lee J Lynch hoping that Limerick FC can turn things around Raffaele Rocca Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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Loan Mods and Liquidation Decline

first_img About Author: Radhika Ojha Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Affordability Defaults Delinquencies Homebuyers Homeowners Liquidation Loan Modifications Mods Urban Institute 2018-07-03 Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share 1Save Previous: Rents Accelerate in Major Metro Areas Next: Wells Fargo Gives Boston Homeowners a LIFT July 3, 2018 1,694 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Total loan modifications equaled total liquidations in June, according to a snapshot of the housing market published by the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center. Citing a report by Hope Now, the center’s Monthly Chartbook indicated that around 8.3 million borrowers had received a loan modification since the third quarter of 2007 compared with around 8.6 million liquidations in the same period. “Modifications and liquidations have slowed significantly over the past few years,” the report said. “In Q1 2018, there were just 59,537 proprietary modifications and 56,137 liquidations.”Looking at the numbers for negative equity and serious delinquency during the period, the report indicated that properties in negative equity as a share of all residential properties with a mortgage edged down to 4.71 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Residential properties that were near negative equity comprised another 1.18 percent of the total residential properties with a mortgage. This, Urban Institute said, was because of the continuing appreciation of home prices.Ninety-day delinquencies, which had seen a sharp rise after last year’s hurricanes also declined from 1.72 percent to 1.45 percent in the first quarter of 2018. The percentage of loans in foreclosure also continued to decline to 1.16 percent, the report said. Combined delinquencies totaled 2.61 percent in Q1 2018, down from 2.91 percent in the last quarter of 2017 and 2.76 percent during the same period a year ago.The report also took a close look at housing affordability with a particular focus on the first-time homebuyer (FTHB). “As of April 2018, the share of median income needed for the monthly mortgage payment with a 20 percent down payment stood at 23 percent. With a 3.5 percent down payment, the share of income is higher, at 26 percent in April 2018,” Urban Institute said in its report. If interest rates rise to 5.3 percent, the housing expenses to income share with both a 20 percent and a 3.5 percent down payment would be the same as the 2001-03 averages,” indicating that homes remained affordable by historical standards despite price increases over the last five years.It indicated that the increase of FTHBs in the market had increased over the last few years in part because of the expanding economy, but their increasing share was mostly driven by a pullback of repeat buyers from the market. “Between 2000 and 2007, repeat buyers accounted for anywhere from 1.4 million to 1.8 million home purchases per year, while FTHBs drove anywhere from 900,000 to 1.3 million annual home sales,” the report said. “Today the two have traded places as in 2017, repeat buyers were responsible for just over a million home purchases, while FTHBs bought close to 1.5 million homes”The report indicated that the reversal in this trend was mainly due to homeowners not wanting to move from the low mortgage rates they had locked in during the previous years. in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Home / Daily Dose / Loan Mods and Liquidation Decline Tagged with: Affordability Defaults Delinquencies Homebuyers Homeowners Liquidation Loan Modifications Mods Urban Institute Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles 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. Loan Mods and Liquidation Decline The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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Shock behind the feel good factor

first_imgLetters of the week• Like most people, I enjoy looking at and having a quiet chuckle over someof the ads on TV and in the press, so I turned to the piece on the RADs in the1 February issue of Personnel Today with anticipation. I thought that thewinner was amusing, clever and had that feelgood factor warmth to it.As I read, it made me think for a split second about making a career change…BUT I turned cold when there, in the middle of the text, was, “You shouldalso be aged 19-28.”I know nothing about H&S in the air industry so this could be astatutory requirement, but if it isn’t, why on earth is Personnel Todaysupporting an award which gives recognition to a practice that goes againstwhat I thought was IPD policy on accepting ads with upper and lower age limits?I could rehearse all of the arguments for abandoning these limits, but the IPDhas done a good job of this in the past.All I will say is that having been lucky enough to have flown long haul onbusiness trips, the age of the cabin crew was not the criteria by which Ijudged service.Jo MetcalfVoluntary sector training adviserSuccess via a different route• I have some sympathy with Glen Cook’s experience (letters, 1 February) ofreturning to IPD study part-time after five years in the HR function.It may be that Glen would have been better suited to another route to IPDmembership – one that would capitalise upon his work experience andachievements.Of the four routes to IPD membership, professional assessment allows theexperienced HRM or HRD practitioner to work with an adviser – their personaltrainer – from an IPD-approved professional assessment centre to produce aportfolio of evidence of their competent performance meeting the IPDprofessional standards.Glen would have been able to choose from a wider range of electives thanthose available through his local course provider and could have tailored thisactivity to fit his work commitments. He would probably have completed theelectives in a few months and, with no tie-in to twice-yearly examinationdates, could have been assessed at any time.All of this information is available from IPD (Membership Development) atWimbledon or on the Web at www.ipd.co.ukFinally, all routes to IPD membership are “mix and match” so thathis earlier achievements by the education route would have been taken intoaccount allowing him to complete quickly. I hope that he will now reconsiderachieving IPD corporate membership for which he appears to be well qualified.Ron CrispIPD chief verifierProfessional AssessmentLetter of the weekBias blocks black women’s careers• There has been much debate recently over women breaking through theso-called “glass ceiling”. Well, think again about women of blackorigin.Qualified to the hilt, hardworking, (even easy on the eye) black women, arefinding it extremely difficult to land good professional jobs, and within HR itbecomes even more difficult.A BA Hons degree holder with IPD professional qualifications is beingmeasured in terms of, “Can you fit in?” I think that this in itselfis demoralising and something has to be done.I think that it is a crying shame that black women in HR are undervalued.They have to work twice as hard to get where they are, yet they cannot beconsidered until full qualifications are achieved, even if they are potentiallythe prime candidate.My message to the HR recruiter is, “Live your post and practise whatyou preach”, after all, the recruitment procedure should be unbiased andcompetencies have to be met by all candidates.Do not presume that if a black person – be they male or female – is at thehelm in HR, it automatically leads to an influx of black employees. Most blackpeople in HR are ethically bound to fairness.DL Poyser Grad IPDCroydon Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Shock behind the feel good factorOn 8 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Hidden levels of phylodiversity in Antarctic green algae: further evidence for the existence of glacial refugia

first_imgRecent data revealed that metazoans such as mites and springtails have persisted in Antarctica throughout several glacial-interglacial cycles, which contradicts the existing paradigm that terrestrial life was wiped out by successive glacial events and that the current inhabitants are recent colonizers. We used molecular phylogenetic techniques to study Antarctic microchlorophyte strains isolated from lacustrine habitats from maritime and continental Antarctica. The 14 distinct chlorophycean and trebouxiophycean lineages observed point to a wide phylogenetic diversity of apparently endemic Antarctic lineages at different taxonomic levels. This supports the hypothesis that long-term survival took place in glacial refugia, resulting in a specific Antarctic flora. The majority of the lineages have estimated ages between 17 and 84 Ma and probably diverged from their closest relatives around the time of the opening of Drake Passage (30-45 Ma), while some lineages with longer branch lengths have estimated ages that precede the break-up of Gondwana. The variation in branch length and estimated age points to several independent but rare colonization events.last_img read more

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University failed to phone all students who tested positive

first_img“Colleges provide the first line of support for students, and colleges are supported by the Results Liaison Team which is staffed by experienced health professionals. This system works well as it combines infection control support from the Results Liaison Team with the on the ground knowledge and support which colleges can give. Students will be contacted and supported by a variety of staff depending on their particular circumstances”.  Notes from the University’s Bronze planning group on the 19th October show that the service experienced “an increase in positive cases”, which meant that “EAS Results Liaison Team (RLT) did not have capacity to make phone calls to the individual students testing positive”. However, students who tested positive were still contacted by email to inform them of their result.  The minutes go on to note that “colleges were concerned that SPOCs (single points of contact), who are not medical professionals, were having to advise students” as a result of the lack of staffing capacity. At that time, “the Group noted that the issue was being reviewed.”  In response to the allegations, the University’s Early Alert System said “there were no unexpected staffing shortages in the EAS Results Liaison Team last term – the issue encountered was an unexpectedly high level of positive test results for a short period at the peak of the infection curve. Students are always notified of test results by automated messages as soon as results come through.  Asked about the quality of service during Michaelmas Term, the EAS say they believe that the system was “excellent” and that “colleges and departments have indicated that they have found, and continue to find, the speed of testing and the support offered by the Result Liaison Team to be invaluable”. The service has since confirmed that “the University continues to use agency nurses to staff the EAS testing pods, which is a practical solution given the on-going variation in numbers of tests required depending on infection/symptom levels”.  The university’s Early Alert System website currently reads: “remember the University has finite testing capacity, so it is important that we target it where it is most needed. You should only book a test if you have any of the primary symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, persistent cough, loss of taste or smell) or if you have other new symptoms that you suspect may be caused by COVID-19.  center_img Notes from a subsequent meeting of the Bronze group on the 28th October reveal that the service had “a reliance on external temporary agencies to supply nursing staff” to ensure demand for medical professionals was met. The group noted that “a range of options are being considered for the service and requirements for recruitment are being developed”.  Oxford University’s coronavirus Early Alert System (EAS) was unable to telephone all students who tested positive in Michaelmas term after a spike in demand, recently released meeting minutes reveal.  “Due to the fast changing and unpredictable environment of the Coronavirus pandemic there will inevitably be peaks and troughs in demand for EAS, but the service is prepared to deal with these fluctuations through having a highly committed team, strong university support and growing experience of managing covid cases across the collegiate University”.  The EAS also refused to specify who the services had been contracted to, saying that “a number of agencies” were used to fill the staffing shortage and that this was “funded by the central university”. There is currently no information regarding the cost to the university. “Please do not book a test unless you have symptoms or have been instructed to do so by public health authorities.”last_img read more