Is this one of the best UK shares to buy now? I think it might be and here’s why

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 | More on: STCK Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Kevin Godboldcenter_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Over the past five years, FTSE Small Cap company Stock Spirits (LSE: STCK) has paid a generally rising shareholder dividend. And I think the firm’s position in the defensive alcoholic drinks sector helped it achieve that record. Stock Spirits produces branded spirits and liqueurs that are mainly sold in Central and Eastern Europe and Italy.Why I see this as one of the best UK shares to buy nowThe business model always makes me think of the giant branded alcoholic drinks supplier in the FTSE 100, Diageo. And today’s full-year results report demonstrates the resilience of the Stock Spirits business in the face of Covid-19. Just like Diageo, the enterprise appears to enjoy defensive qualities. And I think that’s encouraging because with its market capitalisation at just £486m compared to Diageo’s at just over £68bn, the company has plenty of room to grow.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Stock Spirits headlined its report today with the statement: “A resilient performance in uncertain times with results ahead of expectations.” And when directors of any company declare that results beat their expectations, I think it’s time to take notice. Indeed, the share price is perky this morning. And ‘ahead of expectations’ announcements can sometimes lead to a period of outperformance from a share as it factors in improving trading in the underlying business.The reporting period covers the 12 months to 30 September, which includes the worst economic conditions the pandemic has thrown at us, so far. But Stock Spirits excelled. Sales volumes increased by 1.8% compared to the prior year.  And that drove a 6.9% increase in revenue and an 8.5% jump in adjusted earnings per share. Meanwhile, net debt plunged by just over 59% to around £20m. And overall, the financial performance of the company has been robust.Defensive growth potentialI’ve written about Stock Spirits several times over the past few years, often commenting on the defensive qualities of the business. And I’m pleased with how the enterprise performed in the recent stress test of the coronavirus crisis. Indeed, the stock leapt from its coronavirus lows of the spring. And at today’s 259p, it’s making highs well above its pre-coronavirus level in February near 220p.And I think the strength in the share price underlines another important quality of the business – its growth potential. So, in Stock Spirits, I see an investment opportunity offering me the potential for defensive growth in dividend income and capital via a rising share price.The directors emphasised their confidence in the outlook by increasing the total dividend for the year by 6.8%. They also declared a special dividend worth 11 cents (Stock Spirits reports in euros), which more than doubles the shareholder payment for the year. Meanwhile, based on the ordinary dividend and with the share price at 260p, the forward-looking dividend yield for the current trading year is just below 3.5%. I’d buy some of the shares for the long haul.  Is this one of the best UK shares to buy now? 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Will the Cineworld share price ever return to pre-pandemic levels?

first_imgWill the Cineworld share price ever return to pre-pandemic levels? Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Can the Cineworld (LSE: CINE) share price ever get back to its pre-Covid levels? That’s a question some investors might be asking if they try to value the shares after their recent performance. Unfortunately, there’s no clear answer to this question. The company has been through a tremendous upheaval over the past 12 months. In some respects, it’s now a shadow of its former self, having had to raise hundreds of millions of pounds from investors to keep the lights on and abandon its global expansion plans.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…However, right now, there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the outlook for the business. As a result, the Cineworld share price is trading at an incredibly low level. As such, I think even a slight improvement in the group’s fortunes could lead to a substantial increase in the value of its shares. Although, of course, there’s no guarantee the company’s fortunes will improve. Cineworld share price bonusThat doesn’t seem to have put off the company’s CEO and one of its largest shareholders Mooky Greidinger. He recently pushed through a pay deal which could see the CEO and his family receive as much as £65m in bonuses each if the Cineworld share price hits 380p in three years. They’ll receive £33m each if the share price hits 190p in three years. In total, the bonuses are worth £208m. These are ambitious figures. At the time of writing, shares in the cinema company are changing hands at 76p. If they hit the 380p target, shareholders could be in line for a return of 400%. Management is clearly incentivised to produce strong returns for shareholders over the next few years. If the Cineworld share price hits 380p, that will take it back above its pre-pandemic high.Still, this doesn’t guarantee a strong performance. The company has more than $8bn of debt and has already been bailed out once by its investors in the past 12 months. With the majority of its theatres currently closed and no opening date on the horizon, I think it’s going to be sometime before the business can start chipping away at this debt mountain.That said, some economists have predicted that when the economy begins to open up again, consumers will want to spend. This suggests Cineworld may see a sudden jump in sales. But, as is the case with any prediction, there’s no guarantee these projections will turn out to be correct. Uphill struggleSo, while management may want to drive the Cineworld share price higher, they face a huge uphill struggle, in my opinion. Just because these bonus targets have been set doesn’t mean they’re achievable. Personally, I tend to avoid businesses with too much debt, and I think Cineworld falls into this bracket. As such, I won’t be buying the stock for my portfolio anytime soon. I think there’s too much risk here, despite the potential returns on offer if the company does manage to pull through the storm.  Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 13th February, 2021 | More on: CINE Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge!center_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Flanker Justin Tipuric’s fantastic try against Edinburgh

first_imgTuesday Dec 7, 2010 Flanker Justin Tipuric’s fantastic try against Edinburgh Young Welsh flanker Justin Tipuric scored his first Magners League try in style on the weekend as Ospreys beat Edinburgh 33-16 at the Liberty Stadium. The try was top quality, and many have tipped Tipuric to be a future Test rugby star.A few weeks back Scott Johnson, Ospreys Director of Coaching, went out of his way to say that he feels the 21 year old could yet sneak into the Wales squad for the World Cup.“Don’t rule it out. He’s a wonderful player,” said Johnson. “Martyn Williams has been such a wonderful player that logic suggests it should be hard for Wales to replace such a special individual. But the reality is they are very, very fortunate as regards potential replacements.“I think Tipuric is going to be a special international player,” he added.The talk now is off Tipuric taking over from 34 year old Marty Holah at Ospreys when he leaves, but before that, senior honours may be on the cards. His ball carrying and stealing ability was on show against Edinburgh, and the wonderful try topped off a great personal performance.“We have a special talent there who has all-round ability,” said coach Sean Holley.“He showed some class against Edinburgh and his try was sublime. You don’t often see something like that from many back rowers, especially in those conditions.”Tipuric himself has paid tribute to the superb hands of prop Duncan Jones, who delivered a perfectly timed pass the likes of James Hook would have been proud of.“I was just coming around the corner, talking to Duncan and he gave me an absolutely brilliant pass to be honest, great hands on him” he explained.“I could see the fullback coming up at speed and the space behind so I thought I’d go for the chip. I was just hoping then that it would bounce up into my hands and it did. The fullback slipped, luckily, and I was over the line.“You’ve just got to play what’s in front of you and see what happens,” he added. 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Access Group helps Covid-19 support groups with free CRM software

first_img“The Access Group’s CRM has made a real difference in our day-to-day work by substantially streamlining operations and allowing us to dedicate more of our time to helping out vulnerable and isolated individuals in our community. Even allowing our volunteers to spend a few more minutes speaking to isolated individuals coping with loneliness makes a very real difference in their lives.” Melanie May | 17 April 2020 | News Tagged with: Charity CRM COVID-19 pro bono About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  610 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  609 total views,  2 views today Access Group helps Covid-19 support groups with free CRM software The Access Group is helping local community groups helping those affected by Covid-19 by providing its new CRM system Access NFP CRM free of charge.Two groups have been set up so far: LoughboroughAgainstCorona and OxfordAgainstCorona.  Both are local divisions of the global StudentsAgainstCorona movement. The movement sees students and other community volunteers working together to help those adversely affected by Covid-19, through actions such as delivering food parcels and prescriptions to vulnerable and self-isolating persons.The Access Group is now looking at providing the CRM, which is designed for smaller charities and not-for-profit organisations and enables scalable tools to be created centrally, and then deployed to local hubs, to the other 21 #againstcorona community groups throughout the UK.Simon Baines, Managing Director, Not for Profit and Education at The Access Group, said:“We first started working with LoughboroughAgainstCorona as the group is based on the same campus as our HQ, and we wanted to provide support to our local community. We’re thrilled that this support is now expanding to include other branches of the movement. “These groups are a perfect example of volunteers working together to provide frontline support and help to those in need during the challenges presented by Covid-19.”The LoughboroughAgainstCorona group currently has over 800 volunteers and the OxfordAgainstCorona group has over 300 volunteers.  Between them, both groups have carried out nearly 1,000 requests, including collecting prescriptions and delivering shopping, making referrals to the correct services and working with care homes and hospitals, providing them with their amazing volunteers.Previously, both groups were manually creating multiple Excel spreadsheets to track the details of volunteers, requests for help and available resources.  With this information now hosted in the cloud-based CRM system, the groups have one central database each with CRM functionality that enables them to store, match and allocate requests for help against their volunteers and available resources quickly and easily. The CRM also enables both groups to track and manage operational tasks, such as safeguarding protocols.Kokulan Mahendiran, head of the OxfordAgainstCorona branch, said: Advertisementlast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgIBEW 3 is fighting backWorkers in Local 3 of the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have been striking since March 28. The nearly 1,800 workers walked off the job to protest various problems with the nation’s second largest internet provider. Charter/Spectrum has refused to negotiate a contract since Time Warner owned it in 2013, and is taking a page from the fat-cat playbook. The company is using divide-and-conquer tactics to pit its workers against workers who are its customers.Charter/Spectrum promised internet speeds knowing its equipment was old and shoddy, and now blames its workers for all the service calls they have to make in response to slow speeds. Adding insult to duplicity, Charter/Spectrum then has workers install old, refurbished equipment that is still unable to reach advertised speeds.On the ground there’s massive support for the strike on daily picket lines at the Charter/Spectrum office at 120 E. 23rd St. in Manhattan, N.Y. Elected officials in Queens wrote a joint letter to the Charter CEO in support of the union, demanding that workers not “pay for the company’s lies and misrepresentations.” New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued the company Feb. 2 for outright lying about internet speeds. (N.Y. Daily News) This is in addition to the multitude of attacks the workers are facing in contract negotiations. The company wants to eliminate pensions, funding for college, dental and other health benefits, and weekend overtime, among other takebacks.We know the bosses at Charter/Spectrum could easily turn over that portion of the workers’ unpaid wages — known as profits — to upgrade the technology to fighting speed. We know that the bosses’ surplus could easily fund dental, education and the wealth of benefits every worker on this planet deserves. But we also know that, under capitalism, the boss class only wants to benefit themselves. (local3ibew.org)Victory after one-day grievance strikeA one-day grievance strike of 1,700 workers in California and Nevada forced AT&T on March 22 to recognize that it can’t force workers to do jobs outside their skill set. Communications Workers Local 9003 won a victory: AT&T now has to assign properly trained staff at job sites and can’t make technicians work outside their job spec or job class. In unionspeak, job specs or job classes ensure that bosses can’t force you to do more than your expertise while keeping your pay at a lower scale. When the capitalist class tries to sabotage job specs, unions use the sharpest tool in their toolbox — the strike weapon.Unfortunately, negotiations for a fair contract are still dragging on for these workers. AT&T-owned DIRECTV satellite and warehouse employees, who won a victory last year, are still in negotiations for their first contract. And 21,000 folks in the Wireless and Field Service divisions are working under an arcane rule that AT&T can terminate their contract extension within 72 hours. All this from a company that banked $41.8 billion in profit last year! (cwa9003.org, March 23)Last year, these same issues were won by Verizon workers in a historic 45-day strike. This tells you that even though gluttonous companies refuse to negotiate in good faith, unions are still the workers’ best defense.D.C. roundup• When racist, misogynist, anti-worker Trump took the podium at the national legislative conference of the North America’s Building Trades on March 30, he was loudly booed; some delegates also held “Resist” signs before being escorted out. This surprising show of resistance came from a group of workers whom Trump assumed were in his camp, addressing them as “the backbone of America.” (Alternet, April 4) Thanks for defending workers, NABTU!• Freestate Electrical, a Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 26 signatory contractor, sued the Trump organization for failing to ante up $2 million in payment for its work turning the Old Post Office Building into a luxury Trump hotel. (Fortunately, hundreds of IBEW workers who did award-winning work have been paid.) Four other contractors have also sued over their work on the conversion, for a total of nearly $5 million in unpaid bills. (ibew.com, March 8) Pay up, Wage Thief in Chief!• Subcontracted airline food workers and allies marched here for pay equity April 12 from National Airport to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Food workers at 15 airports nationwide launched the Fight for $15 national campaign that week. They are demanding that airlines ensure fair and equal wage standards for airline catering workers. (dclabor.org, April 13)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Women’s basketball second half adjustments lead to big win over Sam Houston State

first_imgReddIt Previous articleLIVESTREAM: A global impact on health careNext articleTCU receives $20,000 grant to become smoke-free Alexis Guerrero RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSgame won Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ Linkedin Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ + posts Twitter Where to watch Super Bowl LIII in Fort Worth Derrick Mokaleng has many layers to his success Alexis Guerrero is a junior sports broadcasting and journalism double major from Fort Worth, Texas. She is a dog, baseball, and pizza enthusiast. Women’s basketball defeated Sam Houston State on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy: gofrogs.com) center_img Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ printThe TCU women’s basketball team beat Sam Houston State 81-37 in what coach Raegan Pebley called “the tale of two halves” Tuesday night.TCU held the Bearkats to 20 percent shooting in the first quarter. The Frogs needed all 10 of junior guard Toree Thompson’s first-quarter points to take a slim 28-22 lead at halftime.The second half was the complete opposite.Senior Jada Butts started the third quarter with five consecutive points as Sam Houston State had turnovers on their first two possessions. In the third quarter alone, the Frogs forced 11 turnovers.“We knew we had more effort and more time to give, and we were not doing that in the first quarter,” Butts said on the pace of the game after halftime. “And she [Raegan Pebley] told us, ‘play better, push yourself no matter what the score is’.”Freshman guard Amber Ramirez scored all nine of her points in the third quarter off 3-pointers. She and junior guard A.J. Alix tied for game-high honors with seven assists each. As a team, TCU posted 24 assists and just 10 turnovers.The fourth quarter was no different as TCU held the Bearkats to 1-of-18 shooting over the final 10 minutes. In just the second half, TCU outscored the Bearkats 53-15, marking the fifth time in program history TCU has held a team under 15 points in a second half.In the overall game, the Frogs held Sam Houston State to 15.7 percent (8-of-51) shooting, marking it the third best defensive effort in school history.Kianna Ray and Jordan Moore joined Thompson and Amy Okonkwo in double figures with 13 and 10 points, respectively. They each hit 5-of-6 from the floor and Moore posted a team-high three blocks.“In general, it allowed us to get more aggressive. We knew to have each other’s back a little more,” Pebley said on switching defenses at halftime. “Which meant we couldn’t rest off the ball, and I always think once you start generating scoring off from your defense, it will make things easier and it forces a team to play uphill against you. And making those tweaks in our defense and applying our press definitely helped. It’s been a part of what we know we can do and we have a few plays that can help us change things up.”TCU will tip off the third of its four-game homestand when SMU visits Schollmaier Arena at 2 p.m. Sunday. The meeting will be the 59th all-time between TCU and SMU, the most against any opponent in program history for TCU. Dean of Admission reflects on university’s growing recognition Facebook Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Hector Gutierrez’s worldly experience has helped establish Beach Volleyball ReddIt Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ Alexis Guerrero Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

An American journalist abducted 6 weeks ago: his family launches an appeal

first_img January 3, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 An American journalist abducted 6 weeks ago: his family launches an appeal News February 3, 2021 Find out more Related documents 130103_cp_james_foley_ar-2.pdfPDF – 240.18 KB Organisation Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped on 22 November in Taftanaz, a village in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.According to Global Post, one of his employers, gunmen intercepted his vehicle as he was heading towards the Turkish border. Since then, his family has received no news of him and no group has claimed responsibility for his abduction.“We are very concerned about James Foley,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “He must be released without delay. “He is a professional journalist who knows war zones well and who was providing useful and impartial reporting on the situation in Syria.” After saying nothing for six weeks, Foley’s family broke their silence yesterday, appealing publicly to his abductors.“We want Jim to come safely home, or at least we need to speak with him to know he’s okay,” John Foley, the journalist’s father, said. “To the people who have Jim, please contact us so we can work together toward his release.”Foley worked for several news media including Agence France-Presse, which has expressed its support for his family. “We are contacting many people and we are doing everything possible to help obtain his release,” AFP chairman and chief executive Emmanuel Hoog said.Many journalists have been kidnapped or have disappeared in recent months in Syria. The American reporter Austin Tice has been missing since 13 August. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News News to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law March 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

‘Potentially Concerning’ Forbearance Activity

first_img Share Save Related Articles About Author: Phil Hall The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News 2020-12-11 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: Understanding Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoria Next: CFPB Finalizes Two QM Mortgage Loan Rules ‘Potentially Concerning’ Forbearance Activity Home / Daily Dose / ‘Potentially Concerning’ Forbearance Activity December 11, 2020 1,422 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Active forbearance volume decreased by 12,000 for the seven-day period ending December 8, according to new data released by Black Knight Inc. However, forbearance volume increased by 21,000 on a month-over-month measurement, which represented the first monthly increase since the late May-early June period.Black Knight attributed the week’s decline to a 13,000 decrease among mortgages in private-label securities (PLS) or banks’ portfolios, along with a 2,000-loan reduction among government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) forbearances. But those declines were offset by a 3,000-loan increase in forbearance among Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) loans.Black Knight determined that 2.75 million mortgages, or 5.2% of all residential properties with a mortgage, were in active forbearance as of Dec. 8. This included 3.5% of GSE loans, 9.3% of FHA/VA loans, and 5.1% of PLS/portfolio loans. The cumulative total of these loans equals $558 billion in unpaid principal.Andy Walden, Black Knight’s Director of Market Research, observed a problematic trend that could erase the progress in lowering forbearance levels.“More noticeably–and potentially concerning–is the fact that forbearance plan starts have begun to trend upward,” Walden said. “There were more than 40,000 first-time starts over the past week, representing homeowners who had not yet been in a COVID-19 forbearance plan, the highest such number of first-time starts since the beginning of September.”Walden added that this new spike in starts “suggests that rising COVID-19 case rates and measures undertaken to try to control the spread may be contributing to an increased need for forbearance assistance. New starts are now up 19% over the past two weeks, while overall starts (including restarts) are up 5% over the same period.”The Black Knight data follows news from earlier in the week that nearly every metro area in America is experiencing peak seriously delinquent mortgage loans. According to a Health of Housing Markets Report from Nationwide Economics. While delinquency levels are approaching the severity of the 2010 housing bust, the report noted government interventions have made for low foreclosure activity.”The spike in mortgage delinquencies would normally have had a significantly negative impact, but delinquencies in the current environment should not be viewed as they have been in the past due to government policy changes,” said Nationwide Senior Vice President and Chief Economist David Berson. “It seems the federal government learned a valuable lesson from the Great Recession, realizing that massive and timely forbearance policies were necessary. As a result, many of these loans have not slipped into foreclosure.” Subscribelast_img read more

Calcutta HC: Calcutta HC Issues Directions To Protect Children Lodged In Protection Homes From COVID-19 [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesCalcutta HC: Calcutta HC Issues Directions To Protect Children Lodged In Protection Homes From COVID-19 [Read Order] Akshita Saxena9 April 2020 6:00 AMShare This – x”A time has come when we have to make compassion go viral in the months ahead, so that together we wither the storm and emerge stronger. The children need our compassion, attention and support.” The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday issued a host of directions to protect children lodged in Protection Homes from the deadly Corona virus. A bench comprising Justice Harish Tandon…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”A time has come when we have to make compassion go viral in the months ahead, so that together we wither the storm and emerge stronger. The children need our compassion, attention and support.” The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday issued a host of directions to protect children lodged in Protection Homes from the deadly Corona virus. A bench comprising Justice Harish Tandon and Justice Soumen Sen had taken up the case suo moto via video conferencing, in furtherance of the detailed directions passed by the Supreme Court on this subject. While directing the state to strictly implement the directives of the top court, the bench also asked the District Judges to file a compliance report by April 21. Inter alia, the bench issued the following supplementary directions to be observed by the Protection Homes: The Principal Secretary, Child Welfare will ensure that the superintendent attached to the Homes does not leave the Home until the lockdown is lifted;Each child must be properly screened at regular intervals and if any child is reported to have the symptoms of COVID-19, immediate steps should be taken for his/her treatment;Security personnel attached to these protection homes will not be allowed entry inside the homes without the prior permission of the superintendent;Special care must be taken of the mental health of children and the fear of corona must be removed from their minds. The bench also took on record a report filed by the Juvenile Justice Committee of the High Court regarding steps already taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in child care institutions. On a perusal of the same, it highlighted the following measures, requiring “immediate attention” of the state government of West Bengal: Video conferencing and special online sittings should be ensured in JJBs, CWCs and Children HomesRelease of the children to their respective families as far as feasiblePeriodical visits be made by the Health Department to ensure proper health and hygiene of the childrenIsolation rooms be established in every HomesThe Superintendent attached to each Homes shall monitor each child and upon noticing any symptom of COVID-19 shall take immediate steps to isolate such child and report the matter to the CMOH to ensure examination of the child clinically and pathologically including test for COVID-19, if there are infections to that effectThe Superintendent must also be attentive towards the staff of the Home and shall not allow any staff who may have developed such symptoms unless the said staff is fully quarantined and certified by the Medical Officer that the staff is fit to resume his dutiesAny child produced for the first time whether before CWC or JJB and required to be sent on CCIs or any other Homes, should be first put in isolation to complete the quarantine period before being allowed to interact with the children of such Home. The Superintendent must ensure regular monitoring of such child The court also expressed concern over the plight of migrants and their children, who may be in the need of care and protection. It thus directed the state government to identify and take care of such children of the migrant labourers who have arrived in the State since the outbreak of the pandemic “The rights of such children shall be protected. In the report to be filed by the Government, the children of such migrant labourers and families as may be identified as CNCP, shall be disclosed. The report must also indicate the steps taken to protect the child rights of such migrant children,” the bench directed. Accordingly, compliance reports have been sought from the State government’s Department of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare, and Department of Health by April 21. Case Details: Case Title: In re: Contagion of Covid 19 virus in Children Protection Homes Case No.: WP No. 5327/2020 Quorum: Justice Harish Tandon and Justice Soumen Sen Appearance: Advocate General Kishore Dutta Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGIST

first_imgOngoing/Renewable The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Official Title: Primary focus and duties are in all modalities of PediatricRadiology. Clinical research is expected. Department teachingassignments include medical students, residents, fellows and otherprofessionals. Participate in departmental outreach as appropriate.Participate in departmental, school, university and professionalservice appropriate to the faculty rank. Institutional Statement on Diversity: Employment Class: Contact: Applications Open: Apr 16 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Academic Staff-Renewable Degree and Area of Specialization: 221753-AS Instructions to Applicants: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Job no: 221753-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/RADIOLOGY/RADIOLOGYLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services The Department of Radiology, UW-Madison School of Medicine andPublic Health is seeking a full-time Radiologist, interested inpursuing an academic career in Pediatric Radiology at the rank ofAssistant, Associate or full Professor on the CHS (Clinical HealthSciences) Track or CT (Clinician-Teacher) Track.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. MD degree NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Job Number: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusioncenter_img Appointment Type, Duration: Principal Duties: Additional Information: Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% JULY 01, 2020 Sheena [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Department(s): Salary: Work Type: Anticipated Begin Date: A539300-MEDICAL SCHOOL/RADIOLOGY/RADIOLOGY Position Summary: To apply, please go to Jobs At UW, www.jobs.wisc.edu, search forPosition Vacancy Listing # 221753 and select . You will be asked toupload a CV and a Statement of Interest including your career goalsand professional plans.The deadline for assuring full consideration is June 1, 2020,however, positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Fellowship training in Pediatric Radiology.For appointment at Associate Professor or Professor rank on CHS orCT track, candidates will meet criteria established by thedepartment and as outlined in the School of Medicine and PublicHealth guidelines for promotion or appointment to Associate orProfessor on the CHS Track or CT Track. License or Certificate: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Wisconsin Medical License eligible, Board certified or boardeligible in Diagnostic Radiology, Pediatric Radiology subspecialty.CAQ eligible or CAQ certified in Pediatric Radiology. PROFESSOR (CHS)(D01NN) or ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASSTPROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN) or CLINICAL PROFESSOR(D51NN) or CLINICALASSOC PROF(D52NN) or CLINICAL ASST PROF(D53NN)last_img read more