Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) HY2017 Presentation

first_imgCentum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke)  2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCentum Investment Limited is an equity firm specialising in investing in areas of growth, developmental capital and buyouts and seek to make equity investments between US$2 and US$20 million. The company invests in enterprises in the agricultural, education, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, information and communication technology, food and beverages, catering, automotive, publishing, real estate, power and FMCG sectors. In the beverage sector, it invests in businesses manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and carbonated soft drinks. These companies operate in and serve the needs of domestic markets in Africa sub-regions. In most private equity investments, it prefers to acquire a controlling and significant minor stake in the company. The head office of Centum Investment Company is in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) 2020 Presentation

first_imgI&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 presentation For more information about I&M Holdings Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the I&M Holdings Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) in the past 12 months, as of 1st June 2021, is US$9.63M (KES1.05B). An average of US$802.37K (KES87.24M) per month.I&M Holdings Limited Presentation DocumentCompany ProfileI&M Holdings Limited (I&M Bank Group) is a financial services institution providing products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Mauritius. Its product offering ranges from transactional accounts, home and car loans and overdraft and term loans to e-commerce payment and salary processing services, trade finance and insurance premium financing services I&M Bank Group also provides services for foreign exchange, fund transfers, tax payment, bancassurance and agency banking. Its investment management division offers securities accounts and fiduciary services and facilitates the purchase and sale of securities from the stock market and invests in government securities. Its asset finance division caters for personal and corporate clients and covers vehicle and machinery purchases and cash management services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. I&M Holdings Limitedlast_img read more

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The Rugby Week in Review: May 23-29

first_img Catch up in the Rugby week that was: May 23-29…it’s been a long one… Schalk Brits and co celebrate winning the 2011 Aviva Premiership Everyone loves a Bank holiday, especially when it’s littered with so many sporting events! But what everyone loves more are Championship deciders. And boy have they been eventful…Proud moment: Dad Andy Farrell with son Owen Farrell at TwickenhamTo Twickenham where the Aviva Premiership Final do-over was held between Leicester Tigers and Saracens. The nail-biting final proved to be a tale of the boot, bar the only try scored by James Short nearly on the half hour mark, with an assist by Man of the Match Schalk Brits. In the end Owen Farrell held his nerve and proved his worth, kicking Saracens to their first premiership title beating Leicester 18-22.Thomond Park was the venue for the Magners League Final, on Saturday where Munster proved too much for European Champions Leinster beating them 19-9. They may be the Kings of Europe but Munster brought them back down to Earth with a bump, denying them a fairy-tale end to the season.Marler receiving treatmentEngland faced the Baa Baas at Twickenham on Sunday, with what can be considered a Saxons team. It was a try-fest at Twickenham as it witnessed yet another thrilling game at the weekend which saw the Baa baas claim a 38-32 victory. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Gavin Henson has been added to the unemplyed list, leaving Toulon due to their lack of budget next year and Henson’s probable World Cup commitments with Wales.Wednesday night was the 13th annual RPA Computacenter Rugby Players’ Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel, and the RugbyWorld team must have been well behaved because we were all allowed out for the night. And a beautiful night it was. The winners of the evening were… Finally, a quick look to the goings-on in the Southern Hemisphere…The Waratahs are running low on luck about now, and boy does coach Chris Hickey know it. After their 26-21 loss to the Sharks, their injury bench now includes Sekope Kepu (knee), Ryan Cross (knee), Berrick Barnes (head), plus Drew Mitchell (ankle).center_img LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 28: Saracens coach Andy Farrell tosses a kicking tee to son Owen Farrell during the AVIVA Premiership Final between Leicester Tigers and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium on May 28, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) Sitting proudly at the top of the Super Rugby table are the Reds, after Quade Cooper kicked (a last minute penalty) them to a 17-16 historic victory over the Crusaders at Suncorp. That’s now 12 straight home wins in case you were wondering.Week in Review: May 16-22 |    May 9-15 |    May 2 – 8last_img read more

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Target recalls 560,000 Easter toys

first_img April 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm Target recalls Easter egg toys that could ‘grow’ inside the body if eatenTarget has recalled a few children’s Easter and Dino toys due to the risk of them being ingested.The recall involves the following water-absorbing toys that were sold at Target stores nationwide from February 2017 through March 2017 for about $1.00:Hatch & Grow Easter EggsEaster Grow ToysHatch Your Own DinoIf the small toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life-threatening. Surgery is required to remove the toy from the body, if ingested. Medical professionals and parents should be aware that there is a possibility that the toys might not show up on an x-ray.Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product’s packaging. Hatch Your Own Dino Egg has model number 234-09-0016 on the label inserted in the product’s packaging. The pink, blue, or purple Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs include a white bunny, brown bunny, or butterfly. The Easter Grow Toys include a yellow chick, brown bunny, or white bunny. The Hatch Your Own Dino Eggs are purple or yellow/green and contains one of eleven dinosaurs.Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and return it to any Target store for a full refund.Use this link to learn more. Mama Mia Reading about what could happen if a child ingested one of these recalled Easter toys that expand and could cause a bowel obstruction brings back memories to me. Not because of a child ingesting one, or even myself, but it takes me back to a time when my mother was very sick and I kept trying my best to get her to a doctor and she would refuse saying that she just had a stomach virus and leave me alone, I will be ok. Three days went by and I had to get a little aggressive and hard on her, I hate to admit, but I cried and showed off to a small degree arguing with her. She couldn’t keep anything down. Not water, not medicine, nor food, and I begged her to let me call an ambulance or take her to the doctor. No she said. West Nile Virus was big at the time, and honestly, that is what I kept telling her was wrong with her, but I was wrong! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Finally I convinced her to go and I called the ambulance. They took her to Fla. Hospital Apopka. The ER doctor, Dr. West, who took Dr. McBride’s place, ran tests and he found what was wrong, it was an obstructed bowel. He saved my mom’s life. They sent her immediately to Fl. Hospital Altamonte, where she was scheduled for surgery or else she would die. She had the surgery, was in there almost a month, and the surgeon said gangrene was at the point of starting to set in. She wasn’t allowed any water or food that entire time, only was fed glucose, and was only allowed to sponge her dry mouth with a wet sponge on a stick. After her surgery, her stomach that was blown up balloon size, deflated down to a caved in appearance. She was given intravenous potassium that made her cry, as she said it burned like she was on fire, but they said it was necessary and they couldn’t give her anything orally that she could ingest that most likely would go straight to her lungs and cause pneumonia. My mother’s bowel obstruction was caused from a previous surgery to remove part of her bowel due to pockets forming off to the sides of a weakened bowel, plus she had a hernia repair. Somehow the much older surgery many years previously had caused scar tissue to form and that lead to this bowel obstruction. She left the hospital and had to be re-habed at Sun Belt Nursing Home here in Apopka for two weeks. She got alright, was released back home, and she and I were going everywhere together, but she did pass away about 3 months later. So an intestinal obstruction is nothing to play around with! I really miss my mom today, when I think back on Easters of the past and how we went everywhere together. Reply April 16, 2017 at 6:24 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia April 16, 2017 at 6:27 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Reply center_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 April 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm 4 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Remember those crazy dolls that came out in the past that the kids fed the dolls the fake French fries that came with their dolls, and they chewed them in and then…….little girls long hair too, and some little girls hair was ripped from their scalp! OMG. Mama Mia TAGSRecallTarget Previous articleAre prosecution rates at the core of Richard Anderson’s plea deal?Next articleOrange TV provides transparent government Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Wow you really have to be careful and watch what kids put in their mouth. Also the laundry pods that kids think are edible, and the Fabuloso cleaner that kids think looks like Kool-Aid……oh my gosh. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

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Access Group creates not-for-profit division

first_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Business software solutions provider Access Group has established a not-for-profit division to consolidate and enhance its work with charities and third sector organisations.It already has 820 charity and not-for-profit clients and claims that 15% of top-tier charities use Access Group products.The new division will be headed by Rob Barr who joins the Group having worked for over 15 years in the software sector for companies including Iris and Epicor. He has helped implement solutions for small organisations and the largest member bodies and charities. Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 June 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Access’ acquisition of thankQ at the end of last year enables it to offer integrated financial software and CRM fundraising. As well as HR and payroll solutions, it recently launched Access aCloud platform for clients, including charities, to use to handle document management and team management functions.Barr said: “Access’ already strong portfolio of tightly integrated on-premise and cloud solutions has recently been bolstered by the acquisition of thankQ… I’ll be responsible for the direction of the product roadmap, ensuring it remains relevant to the sector, alongside the integration of new products into the suite through internal development and acquisition.” Access Group creates not-for-profit division About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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NCBA Rolls Out New Event for 2021

first_img Facebook Twitter The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Wednesday announced the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention Winter Reboot. Planned for February 23-24, the event allows the organization to come together for industry news, updates, education and networking.NCBA says Winter Reboot attendees will receive a sneak peek into plans for the Cattle Industry Convention and the Cattlemen’s College, moved to August of this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.NCBA CEO Colin Woodall says, “This virtual experience will provide vital industry updates and education as we start the New Year.”Winter Reboot sessions include an NCBA Washington, D.C. issues update and expectations with the new administration. Ten educational programs will be offered covering topics such as sustainability, as well as a tech tool introduction. A virtual marketplace will also be featured during the Winter Reboot to allow attendees interaction with leading agribusinesses.Registration for the Winter Reboot is now open, and details about the event can be found at convention.ncba.org/winter-reboot. SHARE NCBA Rolls Out New Event for 2021 Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue Extension Offers Virtual Inheriting Farmland WorkshopNext articleHeightened COVID-Related Measures Slow Product Movement Into China NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News NCBA Rolls Out New Event for 2021 By NAFB News Service – Jan 7, 2021 SHARElast_img read more

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Concerns about vaping health effects rise as hospitalizations increase

first_imgFacebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases printJUUL is the most popular brand of e-cigarette on the market (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)UPDATE: A previous version of this article said that the TCU Pharmacy would provide Chantix to students looking for help with their nicotine addiction. The Pharmacy will only provide the prescription if students present a valid prescription from their physician. No matter where you are on campus, someone around you likely has an e-cigarette. While TCU’s campus is smoke-free, many students get their nicotine fix every day without lighting it up. The use of devices like the JUUL, an e-cigarette the size of a flash drive that emits small clouds of odorless smoke, has skyrocketed over the last decade, with sales increasing by 641 percent from 2016 and 2017, according to the CDC. But what began as a social activity in places like the high school bathroom has now become an addictive and harmful habit for many. One TCU student, who wished to remain anonymous for this story, experienced sharp stomach pains each morning before he hit his JUUL and has since quit. The student said he was smoking “a pod or more” of e-cigarette vapor each day. The nicotine content in one JUUL pod is equivalent to that of a pack of cigarettes, according to JUUL. Many students don’t realize the addictive and harmful effects of e-cigarettes when they first start using them, according to Brad Stewart, the associate director of the TCU Wellness Center.  “They think, ‘Well I just use it socially, like on the weekends partying, I’ll have my JUUL,’ but a lot of times what they don’t realize is that they can become severely addicted to nicotine even from casual usage just once or twice a week,” he said. “And then they start to realize that they’re having more cravings and more cravings.”The rise of e-cigarette usage is not unique to TCU. More than 3 million high school students reported vaping in 2018, according to a study released by the CDC. Among that group, 27.7 percent reported vaping more than 20 days a month. E-cigarette use has increased since the CDC first began tracking the data in 2011. Image courtesy: CDC “Over the last 4 years we’ve seen epidemic levels of increases in JUUL specifically and e-cigarette use in youth,” Stewart said. While the student whom TCU 360 spoke to quit before his health issues worsened, the same is not true for a growing number of people nationwide. A recent rise in vaping-related cases, which has jumped from 94 to 215 in recent weeks, according to CDC press releases, is leaving doctors and health experts without many answers. “Nobody has any idea why all the sudden there’s so much of it going on,” said Dr. Karen Schultz, the medical director of pulmonology at Cook Children’s Health Care System. “It’s baffled everybody.”A Fort Worth-area teen was hospitalized for 18 days at Cook Children’s this past summer, 10 of which were spent in a medically-induced coma with a breathing tube down his throat. While his doctors can’t say with certainty, they believe the failure of his lungs was caused in part by his vaping habit. While this case was the first they had seen at Cook Children’s, Schultz said she has seen an increase in the number of emergency room patients who reported chest pain and shortness of breath due to vaping in the past few months. “Those kids are getting hooked on that stuff, and it’s going to be as hard to come off vaping e-cigarettes as it is coming off of regular cigarettes,” she said. “It’s the same dependency of your body.”The number of e-cigarette users has continued to rise despite a clear knowledge about what products like JUUL contain and how harmful they are to one’s body. “We don’t know what the real dangers are,” she said of e-cigarettes. “It has been around, I think, 10 or 12 years now. It took decades for us to realize the dangers of smoking.” To prevent students from experiencing these life-threatening symptoms, TCU is looking to provide resources for anyone who find themselves with the unwanted habit. The TCU pharmacy will provide Chantix to students who receive a prescription from their doctor and Stewart said they are open to starting group cessation classes in the future.  “We want students to start to realize the damage that they’re causing to their lungs and esophagus,” he said. Another resource the university will lean on is the new smoking age that went into effect Sept. 1, when Texas joined 17 other states in raising the legal age to buy and use tobacco products to 21. Both Stewart and Schultz supported the change but saw it as the first of many steps toward lowering the number of young smokers. “If you’re still choosing to do that, you made that choice for yourself, but we’re not going to create an environment on campus or in the state or in the community that makes that easy for that damage and negative impact to happen to everyone around you,” Stewart said.  Benton McDonald Twitter Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: September 9, 2019Next articleCity proposes price increase for golf yearly passes Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ + posts Facebook Linkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 JUUL is the most popular brand of e-cigarette on the market (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) ReddIt ReddItlast_img read more

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Interview with editor who was threatened by defence secretary

first_img Organisation July 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Interview with editor who was threatened by defence secretary to go further News January 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the threats and insults that defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the president’s brother, made against Sunday Leader editor Frederica Jansz during a phone interview on 9 July. “We call on defence secretary Rajapaksa to stop threatening journalists who are doing their job,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In many countries, a government official would have to resign for making such comments and would probably be subject to a criminal prosecution. The justice system cannot turn a blind eye when a secretary openly makes such grave threats.“As our interview with Jansz (below) indicates, recent developments and statements by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other officials show Sri Lanka moving steadily away from the rule of law and its leaders becoming more and more intolerant towards the media. We urge the international community to firmly condemn these verbal attacks on journalists and to put pressure on the government to ensure that they do not go unpunished. Otherwise, self-censorship will continue to increase and journalists who do not toe the line will continue to be exposed to physical reprisals.”During the 9 July phone interview, the defence secretary reportedly called Jansz a “pig” and said “people will kill you.” He then denied threatenig her. GR: People will kill you!!! People hate you!!! They will kill you!!!FJ: On your directive?GR: What?? No. Not mine. But they will kill you – you dirty f…..g shit journalist.Jansz has been threatened several times in the past, above all in November 2009, when she gave Reporters Without Borders an interview about the media self-censorship that is widespread in Sri Lanka. Her predecessor as Sunday Leader editor, Lasantha Wickrematunga, was gunned down in Colombo on 8 January 2009. Those responsible for his murder have never been brought to justice.This is not the first time that the defence secretary has targeted journalists and openly expressed his hostility to media freedom. He and his brothers, including the president, are on the Reporters Without Borders list of “predators of press freedom.”Following the latest phone threats, Jansz gave Reporters Without Borders an interview about harassment of the media by the Rajapaksa family-led government. Her replies reflect the deterioration in the media environment since the interview she gave in 2009.Reporters Without Borders: Why do you think Gotabaya Rajapaksa allows himself to threaten you so openly on the phone ?Frederica Jansz: Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the second most powerful man in Sri Lanka, next to his brother, the President. He enjoys complete immunity, coupled with the trappings of power inherent to the highest office in this land – that of the president. This is not the first time Rajapaksa has threatened journalists. In fact he has succeeded in cowing Sri Lanka’s journalists into submission. They are terrified of this man and will not dare challenge his abuse of power. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific What is working as a journalist like nowadays in Sri Lanka in both the state-run and privately-owned media ?You can survive as long as you toe the government line. And that is what most media organizations in Sri Lanka have decided to do. Both state and privately-owned media. If you choose to do otherwise the consequences are too big. It’s a price that media bosses don’t want to pay. Does this mean that the Rajapaksa family can do whatever they want and are subject to no restraints, either within Sri Lanka or from the international community ?This is Sri Lanka. My predecessor, Lasantha Wickrematunge, was murdered in broad daylight on his way to work three and a half years ago. His killers continue to roam free. In January 2010, the cartoon journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda went missing. His whereabouts are still not known. The journalists Poddala Jayantha and Keith Noyahr were beaten and tortured to within an inch of their life. The perpetrators of these dastardly acts remain at large. White van abductions continue unabated. The abductors remain at large. So yes, to answer your question, the Rajapaksa family have proved over and over again that they can do whatever they want. There are no limits to what they can do. News News RSF_en Is there really no accountability for government officials ?Not where Gotabaya Rajapaksa is concerned. No. Help by sharing this information center_img Are the threats to be taken seriously ? And if so, why ?Yes. It is well within his power to do me harm, whether or not through abuse of the state machinery that lies at his disposal. Receive email alerts News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge What message would you like to send to the United Nations, the EU and international institutions in general ?Enough is enough. That is the line that they should be taking with this government. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial What can and should be done as a priority to improve the situation ?This country is now saddled with an apathetic opposition. Fear has taken a firm hold on civil society. And the media have been effectively cowed into submission. I honestly do not know what can be done in this situation. The fear of getting killed or abducted by a white van now runs too high for people to unite and stand together on issues such as this. And that includes the parliamentarians from the main opposition parties. July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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South Pasadena BLM Activist Injured During Protest Sues City of L.A.

first_imgCommunity News South Pasadena BLM Activist Injured During Protest Sues City of L.A. Fahren James shot by rubber bullets, according to lawsuit CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 4:29 pm Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes A South Pasadena Black Lives Matter activist sued the city of Los Angeles Wednesday, alleging she was hit with a baton and shot in the stomach and arm with projectiles used by LAPD officers during a protest in the Fairfax District last spring after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.“I was in total dismay. I could not believe what was happening to me,” 39-year-old Fahren James said as she recalled the events of May 30 during a news conference announcing the filing of her Los Angeles Superior Court complaint, which seeks unspecified damages.Rox Wilcox, a spokesman for the City Attorney’s Office, said he had not yet seen the lawsuit, but that it would be reviewed once it is served. He said he had no further comment.James alleges her constitutional rights were violated when she was allegedly targeted and wounded by an officer who fired the projectiles into her stomach and arm in what the suit states is a violation of department policy.James, a South Pasadena resident who says she has been targeted by white supremacists for her activism, also said that other protesters around her were “getting shot without provocation.”James said she spent three days in a hospital for merely asserting her First Amendment rights in a peaceful manner.“We were there because we recognized a problem in the system,” James said.Attorney V. James DeSimone said his client “will never forget that day,” and he invited newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon to take a look at the actions of the officers during the protest.According to the lawsuit, James drove to the protest site at about 4:20 p.m. and was standing on the sidewalk along Beverly Boulevard, east of the Erewhon Market, and saw police enter the CBS Studios parking lot, then shortly thereafter rush out firing nonlethal bullets at a group of people.James alleges she saw an officer leave the line and point his weapon at her. She told the officer she was peacefully protesting and asked why he aimed his weapon at her, according to her court papers. When the officer turned the weapon away from her, she turned her back to the officers, the suit says.James said she tried to reason with the officers and convince them to de-escalate the situation, but a brief time later, without provocation, a female LAPD officer struck James on her back with a baton. A male LAPD officer next to the female officer shot James twice from point-blank range with bullets thatleft metal fragments in her stomach, her suit says.One shot struck James in the abdomen and another struck her under her left arm, which she had raised in vain to protect herself, according to the complaint.James made headlines in July when a cyclist spit on her during a protest. Days later she saw the same man and followed him. The suspect threw a rock that struck her in the leg. Witnesses cornered the man until police arrived and arrested Joe Richcreek on suspicion of battery. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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The Rise and Fall of Serial Refinancers

Home / Featured / The Rise and Fall of Serial Refinancers About Author: Xhevrije West Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Black Knight Financial Services Mortgages Serial Refinancers 2016-04-04 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Monday 4/4/2016 Next: New Opportunities in the Evolving REO Landscape Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago April 4, 2016 1,712 Views Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services Mortgages Serial Refinancers Subscribe in Featured, News The Rise and Fall of Serial Refinancers  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Homeowners eager to lower their mortgage payments by refinancing their home more than once have returned to the housing market. Their last debut occurred during the housing boom.Black Knight Financial Services February 2016 Mortgage Monitor report found that serial refinancers played a large role in the rise and fall of refinance volumes throughout 2015 driven by interest rate fluctuations.According to the report, rate and term refinances from borrowers who’ve had their prior mortgage for less than 2 years rose by 800 percent from the first quarter of 2014 to the first quarter 2015 as interest rates dropped. Of these borrowers, two-thirds of these refinances in the fourth quarter were from borrowers who had their mortgage from less than four years.During the housing peak from 2005 to 2006 nearly all refinance volume was coming from borrowers who held their prior mortgage for less than 4 years, Black Knight reported.Although interest rates have been on a roller coaster of fluctuations over the last year,rate and term refinances from borrowers who’ve held their mortgage for less than six years have remained steady.”Term reductions remain popular among borrowers taking advantage of low rates; not surprisingly they are more popular among more aged loans, as borrowers don’t want to restart the clock on their mortgage,” the report said.Black Knight found that 37 percent of rate and term refinances in the fourth quarter of 2015 included a term reduction. The average loan age of term reduction refinances is 81 months (nearly 7 years) compared to 60 months for those with the same or an increased term. Meanwhile, only 3 percent of rate and term refinances included a term increase, which is historically low.As term reduction refinances grow in popularity, the active mortgage sector shifts as well: 5 percent of all active mortgages had 20-year original terms (highest share in over 10 years); 16 percent are 15-year original term; and 2.5 percent are 10- year original term (down slightly from last year), according to Black Knight.Click here to view the full report. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles read more

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