The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgThe Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited specialises in growing and cultivating sugarcane amongst other agricultural products. The company has, however, diversified into agro-industry, tourism, IT services and trading. The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Have £10k to invest? I’d buy 1 cheap FTSE 100 stock in this market crash

first_imgSource: Legal & GeneralI think there are plenty of things that make the company look like a great investment opportunity and a steal at the current share price. Needless to say, the price-to-earnings ratio of about 7 makes it look like a bargain. Legal & General seems to be a highly efficient business as its ROE ratio (return-on-equity) is above 20%. Generally, an ROE of 15%-20% is considered to be good.  The dividend yield of 8.7% (over and above the FTSE 100’s average of about 4%) looks great. But what I particularly like about the dividend is the fact that it seems to be sustainable. Despite pressure from the Bank of England and the stream of UK banks cancelling dividends, Legal & General still decided to pay one this year. The company also seems to be financially sound. Both S&P and Moody’s left its credit ratings unchanged, in spite of recession fears. They’re still high investment grade. This is mostly due to Legal & General’s size and scale of operations. It’s one of the largest companies in Europe with £1trn in assets under management and a market cap of around £12bn.The price-to-book ratio of 1.29 is not particularly high as it’s below the FTSE 100’s average of 1.39. But at the same time, it doesn’t make the company look like a value trap from this point of view.Profits and dividends history 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. Dividend per share17.57 p16.42 p15.35 p14.35 p Anna Sokolidou does not have any position in any of the companies mentioned in this article. 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. 7.058.7%20.4%A2A156 p1.29 Reading the news nowadays is scary. The Covid-19 recession and US-China tensions are big risks to investors. Buying shares is scary too. However, there’s one FTSE 100 bargain I like. This is Legal & General (LSE: LGEN). As you know, the company is a large financial institution. It provides investment and insurance services. But now is a tough time for cyclicals, including financials. Low interest rates, low insurance costs and investors’ panic all add up to uncertainty around Legal & General. As a result, the company’s shares trade at levels unseen since 2016. Let’s look at the fundamentals to see whether the low share price is justified.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…FTSE 100 company’s fundamentals Source: Legal & GeneralOverall, the picture looks quite inspiring. Rising earnings per share and ever-increasing dividends are what a defensive income investor should aim for. OK, there’s no dramatic growth. But instead, there’s steady growth, which seems to guarantee some stability.Also good is the fact that Legal & General’s CEO Nigel Wilson owns 2,997,796 of his company’s shares. They’re now worth about £6m. This, in my view, is a great motivator for the CEO to work for the benefit of the shareholders.There’s one thing, however, that makes me cautious. I compared the company’s income statement to the cash flow statement. Even though EPS seem to be rising beautifully, the net cash flows from operating activities aren’t growing the way earnings are.  In fact, the figure was negative in 2019, totalling -£3,285m as opposed to -£361m in 2018. This doesn’t look quite logical to me.ConclusionEven though questions remain here, I still consider the company to be a good opportunity overall, and suitable for dividend-seeking investors. As it looks undervalued, I think it’s likely to beat the wider FTSE 100. P/E ratioDividend yieldROEMoody’s credit ratingS&P credit ratingBook value per shareP/B Anna Sokolidou | Thursday, 7th May, 2020 | More on: LGEN Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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! Have £10k to invest? I’d buy 1 cheap FTSE 100 stock in this market crash Year2019201820172016 EPS28.66 p24.74 p23.10 p21.22 p 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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Arbor house in Tsurugashima / Yoshichika Takagi

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Houses Save this picture!© Yuta Oseto+ 17Curated by María Francisca González Share Arbor house in Tsurugashima / Yoshichika Takagi ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeYoshichika TakagiOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationTsurugashimaJapanPublished on February 08, 2019Cite: “Arbor house in Tsurugashima / Yoshichika Takagi” 07 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?鹤岛市的藤架屋 / 高木贵间建筑设计事务所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 stream Japan Architects: Yoshichika Takagi Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Tsurugashima, Japan “COPY” Photographs:  Yuta Oseto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Arbor house in Tsurugashima / Yoshichika TakagiSave this projectSaveArbor house in Tsurugashima / Yoshichika Takagi Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, Rinnai, Sanwa, YOSHINOSave this picture!© Yuta OsetoRecommended ProductsWoodEGGEREGGER Surfaces in Hotel PrinzregentWoodLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade in Marasi Water Homes in DubaiChairsAndreu WorldNoosa – ChairText description provided by the architects. This is a remodeling of a wooden house in an ordinary dense residential area in Tsurugashima, Kanto region. It was built 33 years ago on a backland site that connects to the road via access of only 2 meters wide. Before remodeling, it had a small bright garden on the south side. There was a field in the neighboring land that faces the garden, where open sky could be seen. However, it was planned to be remodeled for residential development. Therefore it could be imagined that it would turn to a garden surrounded by houses, which is never a good environment.Save this picture!© Yuta OsetoThe plan of this house consists of a combination of remodeling and extension. In the original plan the house was modeled with separate living, kitchen and dining rooms. Since this had a closed atmosphere, we changed the plan and remodel the house with an open atmosphere. Shareable rooms such as a living room and a dining room now have open ceilings with a vertical expanses of space, where a working space and a loft were made. In addition, we decided to build a little arbor in the garden. A simple arbor has been built next to the living room in the remodeled house so that it would be consecutive with the living room spatially and visually.Save this picture!© Yuta OsetoSave this picture!1st floor planSave this picture!© Yuta OsetoThe roof of the arbor is made of permeable material so that it can catch small light and then spread it. In the middle of summer, the arbor softens the intense sunlight like a lighting cover, creating proper brightness. It also plays a role of a window treatment so that the inside of the house cannot be seen by neighbors. If you open the windows of the living room, making the arbor consecutive with the space, it will expand its function as a living room. The arbor will become a part of the living room, where you can enjoy reading books, eating meals and playing with your dog. It can also be used as a smoking room, a relaxing space which you can use every day.Save this picture!© Yuta OsetoThe small arbor has changed the garden, becoming an important existence that influences the whole house.Save this picture!© Yuta OsetoProject gallerySee allShow lessButterfly Roof House / thescapeSelected ProjectsRL Residence / SDeGSelected Projects Share “COPY” Year:  2016 Projectslast_img read more

Joma Sison on Philippine disaster and relief

first_imgWinds of almost 200 miles an hour brought destruction and untold numbers of dead throughout the central Philippines. Hundreds of towns and fishing villages were washed and blown away.Workers World Party expresses its solidarity with the Philippine people in their efforts to recover from this horrific disaster. At the same time, we must be wary of relief aid set up by imperialist organizations and be mindful that the typhoon and its aftermath have become a pretext for U.S. military occupation of several Philippine islands.We publish here the statement of Prof. Jose Maria Sison, chairperson of the International League of Peoples Struggle: November 10, 2013Jose Maria SisonWe, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, appeal to all our global region committees, national chapters, member-organizations, our friends and all the people of the world to carry out a campaign of raising resources and delivering them to the millions of people afflicted by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 35 provinces in the central part of the Philippines.The aid is for immediate relief and rescue and long-term rehabilitation of the devastated communities and families, especially of the impoverished workers, peasants, fishermen and the middle social strata who have suffered death and injury and whose homes, personal belongings and livelihoods have been either blown away by the overly strong winds or swept away by storm surges from the sea.Due to the destruction of energy and communication lines, the full extent of the destruction of lives and property is still being assessed. But there are already images of the wide scale of destruction taken from airplanes and satellites. Entire communities are flattened. Thousands of lives have been lost. Millions of people are in need of food, clean water, clothing, shelter, medical services and proper burial of the dead.The most reliable private relief-and-rehabilitation organization in the Philippines is BALSA, which includes BAYAN and other ILPS member-organizations as well as civic and religious organizations that have an excellent record of undertaking humanitarian efforts in previous disasters. Within the Philippines, BALSA is taking initiative in assessing the destruction to life, property and livelihood and in collecting and delivering the aid to the victims. The ILPS advise Filipino organizations and their friends abroad to forward to BALSA the aid that they can collect.It is necessary for the people’s organizations to raise the money and goods for the immediate relief and rescue and for long-term rehabilitation of the communities and families, especially because the so-called calamity funds of the Benigno Aquino government have been misused and continue to be misused as pork barrel for purposes of corruption and political patronage from the level of the chief bureaucrat Aquino downwards.Both civil bureaucracy and military forces of the Aquino regime did not give timely and adequate warning to the people about the grave dangers of the overly strong winds of the super typhoon and the storm surges from the sea. They did not prepare evacuation centers. And they did not guide the people to move to relatively safer areas before the super typhoon struck.We appreciate highly the efforts of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People’s Army and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines to mobilize the local revolutionary organs of political power, the mass organizations and the broad masses of the people to prepare themselves against the onslaught of the super typhoon and for collective action in undertaking rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations.We also admire the revolutionary forces for unilaterally declaring ceasefire in all the areas devastated by the super typhoon. They stand on a high moral ground as they serve the people in need. In sharp contrast, the bureaucrats and military officers of the reactionary armed forces loot a big part of the relief goods from government warehouses and use another part for counterrevolutionary propaganda and psywar. They shamelessly coordinate with U.S. planes and ships in interventions under the pretext of humanitarian aid.For the International Coordinating Committeeof the International League of Peoples’ StruggleProf. Jose Maria SisonFor people in the United States who would like to send aid, Berna Ellorin of the popular organization, BAYAN USA, recommends sending contributions to NAFCON, an organization that will ensure that contributions reach those in need. Go to and click the Donate button. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pentagon to house migrants on two Texas military bases, as more are under consideration

first_imgJoe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon is looking at additional facilities that could accommodate migrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico border beyond housing at U.S. military bases in Texas, officials said Tuesday.“We are looking at additional facilities so we can break up those populations so we can…manage the impact on the installations that were selected,” Department of Defense spokesman Col. Rob Manning told reporters on Monday.Here’s what is known about how the U.S. military will play a role in housing migrants.What are the two bases?Both bases, Fort Bliss and Goodfellow Air Force Base, are in Texas. Located outside El Paso, Fort Bliss boasts over 965,000 acres and is home to the Army’s 1st Armored Division. Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo trains airmen in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance at the 17th Training Wing. The Pentagon has said that migrant families will be housed at Bliss, while unaccompanied migrant children will be located at Goodfellow.How many migrant families could be housed on bases?Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requested that DoD house up to 12,000 migrant families for a period of up to six months. If existing facilities on base are not available, DHS has asked DoD to construct “semi-separate, soft-sided camp facilities.” The first 4,000 individuals would be housed at Fort Bliss, with two additional locations needed for the remaining population. DHS does not want more than 4,000 individuals on any one base.How many unaccompanied migrant children could be housed on bases?The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has asked DoD to house up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children. But while the request from DHS to DoD regarding migrant families specified when migrants would arrive and what types of facilities they would need, HHS has not yet given DoD those details.When will migrants arrive on base?The Pentagon said on Monday it will be able to meet DHS’s request to house 2,000 migrants by August 11. These individuals will be part of the migrant family population located at Fort Bliss.What are the implications for the military?A U.S. official told ABC News that the housing of migrants would have no impact to military readiness because costs can be reimbursed to the department through the Economy Act. Additionally, any facilities constructed on U.S. military bases would not affect daily operations and training for service members, the official said.What other bases are under consideration?The other bases are not known yet. In the memo to DoD last week, DHS referenced the Flores Settlement Agreement which states that reasonable efforts should be made to place minors in the geographic area where the majority are apprehended. Therefore, DHS told DoD they prefer facilities in states close to the U.S./Mexico border: Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California.Bliss and Goodfellow were among two other U.S. military bases (Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas and Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas) toured by HHS officials in the last several months. So it’s possible that migrants could be housed there.It was also revealed last month that the U.S. Navy was preparing to house as many as 25,000 migrants at remote facilities in California, Arizona, and Alabama, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of an internal Navy document. The document appeared to have been written in anticipation of the Navy being asked to house migrant populations and said the department could spend $233 million to construct and operate a facility that could house 25,000 migrants for up to six months. Facilities named in the document included Naval Weapons Station Concord near San Francisco, the Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton in Southern California, Navy Outlying Field Wolf in Orange Beach, Alabama and nearby Navy Outlying Field Silverhill, and the Marine Corps Air Station near Yuma, Arizona.Has this happened before?In 2014, HHS used bases in Texas, Oklahoma, and California to house 7,000 unaccompanied migrant children after HHS facilities reached capacity.What about the National Guard troops assisting on the southern border?Defense Secretary James Mattis has already signed a memo allowing up to 4,000 National Guard troops to assist DHS with the security of the U.S./Mexico border. About 2,000 troops, mostly from the National Guards of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, are serving there now – but as support services to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, not in a law enforcement capacity.“As you know, the military does not get involved with contact with illegal migrants. We do not get involved physically. They do not have any collaboration, that is done by the professionals and the Department of Homeland Security,” Mattis told reporters last week.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgNewsOn 1 Aug 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Thismonth’s news in briefMancunianstake the most sick leaveMancunianstake the most days off sick, with an average of 11 days a year, according tolaw firm Peninsula. In its survey of 4,300 workers, Edinburgh and Dublin camesecond and third, with Londoners, on seven days, taking the least number ofdays off. Food poisoning, back problems, colds and flu were the most commonreasons given for absence.Recurringback painLowerback pain is a persistent, recurrent problem among nurses, a study in thejournal Occupational and Environmental Medicine has concluded. The Swiss studyof 269 nurses over eight years found the annual prevalence of lower back painwas between 73 to 76 per cent. Thirty-eight per cent reported the sameintensity of pain throughout the year.  (Ref:OEM 2003;60:497-503)HSEwebsite for mumsAwebsite to help protect new and expectant mothers’ health and safety at workhas been launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). A variety ofguidance, including A guide for new and expectant mothers who work, isavailable on the website. pilotAintreeHospitals NHS Trust in Liverpool has been chosen as one of six pilot sites fora new hand cleaning campaign by the National Patient Safety Agency. The trustwill test a new toolkit designed to encourage more hand washing by staff,patients and visitors on two wards.Fallfactors published Researchon the underlying factors for falls from height in the workplace has beenpublished by the Health and Safety Executive. Falls from height – preventionand risk control effectiveness gives employers a baseline for measuringimprovements, a model of influences and a toolkit for taking action. Prisonstaff stressed Chronicovercrowding in UK prisons has led to a huge rise in stress and sicknessabsence among prison officers. Figures from the Liberal Democrats show therising prison population has led to a 34 per cent increase in warders’ sicknessabsence, with 115,000 days a year being lost to ill health On-sitedeaths rise Therewere 26 deaths in the construction industry between 1 April and 30 June, whenthe death toll prompted Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott to call a ‘safetysummit’, according to construction workers’ union UCATT. Twelve fatalities werefalls from height, four people were struck by moving vehicles, four were killedby collapsing or overturning objects, and six died from other causes. Possiblelink to cancer Thepossibility that shift work can increase the potential for women to contractbreast cancer needs further study, according to a report by the Health andSafety Executive. A study by Professor Anthony Swerd-low, of the Institute ofCancer Research, found evidence for an association was “appreciable, butnot definitive”. Comments are closed. last_img read more

“Abhorrent” but “not surprising”: Rental industry reacts to Section 8 fiasco

first_imgClockwise from left: State Sen. Brian Kavanagh, HRI’s Aaron Carr, Compass CEO Robert Reffkin, Sarah Saltzberg of Bohemia Realty Group, Corcoran CEO Pam Liebman and Council member Keith Powers (Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)Last spring a woman called Brooklyn brokerage 3Location3 about a Clinton Hill studio for rent. When she asked if she could pay the $1,403 rent with her Section 8 voucher, the answer was unequivocal: “No.”The caller explained that she was in a shelter with her daughter and urgently needed housing. Still, the agent was unmoved.“It’s the owner. She won’t take any programs. She doesn’t take them in any of her buildings,” the agent explained.Mention of the federal rent subsidy triggered rejections in 48 percent of 477 recent calls recorded by testers posing as prospective renters, the New York Times reported. Most of the units inquired about were in predominantly white, high-income neighborhoods. The subsidy is for low-income tenants.The testers were hired by the watchdog group Housing Rights Initiative for an investigation into discrimination against Section 8 voucher holders in New York City. The findings are now the subject of a sweeping lawsuit filed in federal court Monday that cited nearly 50 incidents.The suit accuses 88 landlords and brokerages including Compass, the Corcoran Group, R New York and Winzone Realty of income discrimination, violating fair housing laws and perpeutating the city’s segregation problem.HRI’s findings are “deeply disconcerting,” said a spokesperson for the Department of State, which is reviewing the allegations, as is another state agency, the Division of Human Rights.The regulators could fine the defendants and revoke the licenses of brokers and agents under a law passed last summer in response to Newsday’s investigation of racial steering on Long Island.In response to HRI’s findings, lawmakers criticized the industry for turning away vulnerable New Yorkers in need of housing.“I think what we saw here is a lot of landlords and brokers who either didn’t know about it, or were looking the other way when it comes to obeying the laws,” said Manhattan Council member Keith Powers, whose bill to extend income-discrimination protection to applicants in buildings with three or more units became law last fall.“Wakeup call” for industryAsked to comment on the lawsuit, brokerage heads and a group representing mom-and-pop landlords condemned income discrimination.They noted, however, that poor training and delays by the city’s Section 8 administrator, the Housing Authority, result in apartments sitting empty for several months while voucher-bearing tenants wait to move in and pay rent. That creates a financial incentive for landlords and agents to break the law, sometimes unwittingly. With little oversight, they often get away with it.In the wake of the suit, several industry leaders called for more training and oversight of agents. Bess Freedman, CEO of brokerage Brown Harris Stevens, called the suit “a wakeup call” that the industry needs better education, practices and enforcement.The state requires licensed real estate agents and brokers to undergo 22.5 hours of continuing education every year, with three hours dedicated to fair housing laws. But a program like Section 8 requires more, industry insiders say. One real estate executive who spoke on the condition of anonymity said agents should get a refresher at least twice a year.Sarah Saltzberg, head of Bohemia Realty Group, called the incidents in the complaint “gross” but “not surprising.”“We are all for rooting out these bad actors and calling them out,” she said, but added, “The real problem [is] that there is a serious lack of understanding of how these programs work.” For that reason, she said, an investigation such as HRI’s was inevitable.“It was literally like, ‘When is this going to happen?’” she said. “We [could] see this train coming from a mile away.”To prevent violations by her firm, she searched extensively for education materials and paid a lawyer $10,000 to write a booklet on program requirements. But it only prompted more confusion among her staff. So, three years ago, she changed tactics.Saltzberg, whose firm handles rentals largely in upper Manhattan, dedicated a small group of agents to deals involving vouchers. It worked: Bohemia was not named in the suit and last year helped more than 30 people in the city’s shelter system find housing, she said. It now counsels other firms on working with voucher programs.Read moreState can now revoke real estate licenses for discriminatory practicesNYC looks to expand tenant discrimination lawsNYC brokers slam bias, promise action after Newsday exposé Full Name* Residential BrokerageResidential Real Estate Email Address* This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Message* Share via Shortlink Full Name*center_img Message* Contact Cordilia James For landlords, accepting a Section 8 voucher can be time-intensive and entail lowering the rent, according to Jay Martin, executive director of the Community Housing Improvement Program, which represents thousands of small landlords in the city.Martin called the probe’s findings “abhorrent,” but said he believes most violators are “discriminating against the voucher, more so than they’re discriminating about the people themselves.”Heather Huff, who runs Bohemia’s programs unit, said completing a lease under the Section 8 program takes three or four months because of correspondence and unit inspections.According to the New York City Housing Authority, delays are typically caused by incomplete paperwork, units failing inspection or the rent being too high. A spokesperson for the agency said it is “committed to processing Section 8 vouchers in a timely manner.”NYCHA’s goal is to complete its first rental inspection within five business days of receiving a complete application, and during the pandemic it has been letting landlords self-certify apartments. If a unit fails inspection for a non-life-threatening reason, tenants can still move in and the landlord has 30 days to cure the problem.Source of income is a protected class under federal, New York state and city anti-discrimination laws. HRI argues in its suit that discrimination against tenants with Section 8 vouchers is effectively racial, as 82 percent of voucher-holders are Black or Hispanic.Though no CHIP members are defendants in the case, Martin called the suit a “good opportunity” to address the administrative delays that incentivize owners to illegally reject vouchers.“There are so many stories of property owners who have been trying to take vouchers, trying to place tenants … who have consistently run [into] problems,” he said. “I could say these people are just terrible people … if I knew these vouchers were pristine.”He recalled landlords spending weeks finalizing a lease only to discover the rent allowance was less than expected or that the apartment does not meet Section 8’s specifications. The program requires at least one bedroom of 80 square feet or more for each family member, among other mandates checked by inspectors.Designed to failAnother stumbling block is that Section 8 does not cover broker fees. The renter must find a no-fee apartment or pay the fee out of pocket. Fees are often about two months’ rent — more than most Section 8 recipients can afford. That deters some agents from working with them. (The Department of State is trying to ban the practice of requiring tenants to pay the broker.)Saltzberg called it an example of how the system is “set up to fail,” although at the moment, most landlords are paying the fee because they are struggling to fill apartments.HRI’s suit claims that Takee Brockman, an agent at Bold New York, refused in 2019 to consider a prospective Section 8 tenant for an Upper East Side studio asking $1,600 a month because the program wouldn’t pay Brockman’s commission.“I’m not going to rent this apartment [to you] because I can’t get paid on it, and I’m not going to lose. That’s just taking money out of my pocket. That just doesn’t make sense,” Brockman told HRI’s undercover tester. “You can’t rent the apartment without me.”Bold, which was recently acquired by Compass, declined to comment, as did Compass. Brockman was not immediately available for comment.Both Martin and Saltzberg also noted that market-rate rents are often more than Section 8 pays, putting users at a further disadvantage.The maximum subsidy for Section 8 vouchers is $1,900 for a studio, for example, not including utility allowances. The median rent for a studio in February was $2,200 in Manhattan, $2,096 in Brooklyn and $1,896 in northwest Queens, according to Douglas Elliman.“If the program was more competitive with the rest of the market, these things would not be issues,” said Saltzberg. “[Lawmakers] have to put their money where their mouth is.”Powers said he supports increasing the value of housing vouchers. State Sen. Brian Kavanagh, who chairs his chamber’s housing committee, said he was open to discussing ways to improve the programs, but that its shortcomings do not excuse violations by landlords and brokers.“You don’t need to lower the [rent] in order to participate in a subsidy program, but you can’t decline to rent an apartment … because the person is trying to pay with Section 8. That is just squarely illegal,” he said.The rejections noted in HRI’s complaint all involved apartments with rents under Section 8’s limits.While noting the pitfalls of Section 8, most in the industry admit the violations HRI found represent the tip of the iceberg. At the same time, Martin maintained that landlords and brokers generally try to do the right thing.“The majority of folks,” he said, “are functioning within a system that needs to be improved.”Contact Erin Hudson Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tagslast_img read more

Katabatic wind propagation over the western Ross Sea observed using ERS-1 scatterometer data

first_imgWind fields derived from ERS-1 scatterometer data, acquired over the open water present in the western Ross Sea during the summer season, are used to study the patterns of mesoscale atmospheric flow connected with surges of katabatic air from the Terra Nova Bay convergence zone, located in the coastal region of Victoria Land. These katabatic winds may turn northward but also southward, or divide into separate northward- and southward-turning components; the latter situation is illustrated by a detailed case study. Analysis of concurrent AWS data, suggests that the most likely mechanism for the observed southward turning is the existence of a highly-localised low pressure centre south of Terra Nova Bay. Comparison of multitemporal ERS-1 scatterometer wind fields with AWS wind measurements demonstrate that the satellite data are: (i) able to correctly portray changes in mesoscale circulation patterns, and (ii) suitable for the routine monitoring of winds over open water around the Antarctic coastline, despite a less than ideal temporal coverage.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 5/8/18

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events: INTERLEAGUEMinnesota 7, St. Louis 1Atlanta 1, Tampa Bay 0Milwaukee 3, Cleveland 2Pittsburgh 10, Chicago White Sox 6Colorado 4, L.A. Angels 2AMERICAN LEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 3, Boston 2Kansas City 15, Baltimore 7Seattle 5, Toronto 0Detroit 7, Texas 4Houston 4, Oakland 2NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 4, San Francisco 2Cincinnati 7, N.Y. Mets 2Chicago Cubs 4, Miami 3Arizona 8, L.A. Dodgers 5, 12 InningsWashington 4, San Diego 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSHouston 112, Utah 102Golden State 113, New Orleans 104Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by May 9, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 5/8/18center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Hot Jobs in Evansville

first_imgYouth Employment and Training AdvisorJobWorks, Inc. – Evansville, IN$16.08 an hourPossession of valid driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record. Associate Degree in Sociology, Social Work, Human Resources, Psychology, or related…Easily applyAug 31Courier (DOT)FedEx Express 72 reviews – Evansville, IN$15.34 an hourMust be licensed for type of vehicle assigned. Answers customer questions on FedEx features of service and keeps customers informed about the company and its…Aug 31PSE SALES & SVCS/DISTRIBUTION ASSOCIATEUnited States Postal Service 7,681 reviews – Cynthiana, IN$16.06 an hourPlease ensure you can receive email messages from our test vendor and follow instructions carefully so you can be….USPS – Aug 31Documentation CoordinatorBWX Technologies 4 reviews – Mount Vernon, IN(BWXT) embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees…Aug 31Help WantedWalmart Supercenter 70,778 reviews – Newburgh, INNow hiring at 8599 High Pointe Drive,…Job Spotter – Aug 31Customer Care CoordinatorLeisure Distributors – Evansville, INDemonstrates helpful and effective telephone etiquette and customer service skills by providing appropriate information….Easily applyAug 31SECURITY MONITORDeaconess Women’s Hospital of Southern Indiana – Newburgh, INPerforms outbound calls to various customers of the hospital and internal lateral services as appropriate.Minimum RequirementsHigh school or equivalent…Aug 31Help WantedBed Bath & Beyond 2,172 reviews – Evansville, INNow hiring at 280 North Green River Road,…Job Spotter – Aug 31Resident AssistantThe Rathbone Retirement Community – Evansville, IN$9 an hourCollege Student in Healthcare field:. College students studying in field of healthcare are encouraged to apply….Easily applyAug 31Housekeepers Needed at Hornbrook Estates ApartmentsEvansville, INFair Housing, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other Federal and State laws….Management Resources Development – Aug 31Help WantedCircle K – Hwy 41N – Evansville, INNow hiring at 4101 US-41,…Job Spotter – Aug 31Help WantedCasey’s General Store 971 reviews – Evansville, INNow hiring at 2020 South Green River Road,…Job Spotter – Aug 31Warehouse-Shop Assistant (Evansville, IN)RoadSafe Traffic Systems 12 reviews – Evansville, INMust have valid driver’s license. Lifts, carries, loads and unloads various construction items including line painting supplies, signs, tools, steel, aluminum,…Aug 31RURAL CARR ASSOC/SRV REG RTEUnited States Postal Service 7,681 reviews – Haubstadt, IN$17.02 an hourApplicants must have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of. KSAs include Postal Service driving policies, safe…USPS – Aug 31Help WantedRoss Dress for Less 4,516 reviews – Evansville, INNow hiring at 5480 East Indiana Street,…Job Spotter – Aug 31Field Administrator CoordinatorSkanska 281 reviews – Evansville, INThis individual will be expected to train field office personnel, set up office equipment, routinely communicate with customer accounts payable representatives,…Aug 31TRACTOR TRAILER OPERATORUnited States Postal Service 7,681 reviews – Evansville, IN$20.84 – $28.15 an hourApplicants must have a valid state commercial drivers license (CDL), a safe driving record, and at least. Experience (or equivalent) driving a 7-ton or larger…USPS – Aug 31Quality Assurance Intern- Airport WarehouseBerry Plastics Corporation 444 reviews – Evansville, INTyping documents and correspondence. Checking and entering data. Photocopying, scanning and faxing. Checking and distributing documents….Aug 31Account ManagerTeleServices Direct 102 reviews – Evansville, IN$8.50 an hourWe call on behalf of Fortune 500 companies to maintain, upgrade, or up-sell existing customers. No Cold Calling of strangers, just managing existing accountsEasily applyAug 31Summer 2016 WorkstudyIvy Tech Community College 349 reviews – Evansville, INSome positions may also require clerical, computing, telephone, and filing skills. Student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by the…Aug 31Housekeeper, MaidNew Harmony Inn Resort and Conference Center – New Harmony, INNo phone calls. We have three Housekeeping positions open for the New Harmony Inn Resort and Conference Center. No experience required….Easily applyAug 31Corporate College Adjunct-Industrial Wiring PrincipalsIvy Tech Community College 349 reviews – Evansville, INPossesses a current Workplace Specialist License granted by the Indiana Department of Education appropriate to course objectives and directly linked to…Aug 31Detailer (Evansville)D-Patrick Ford Lincoln – Newburgh, INOperate all tools in a safe manner. Clean interior and exterior windows. Utilize special purpose cleaners to ensure lasting cleanliness of vehicles….Easily applyAug 31Business Banking Relationship Manager II.Fifth Third Bank 959 reviews – Evansville, INTo analyze, evaluate and develop a tailored relationship strategy for each client or prospect. Partner with Portfolio Managers and Credit Officers (Business…Aug 31Sales Associate (Evansville)D-Patrick Ford Lincoln – Newburgh, INMust have a clean & valid driver’s license. Approach, greet, and offer assistance or direction to any customer who enters the dealership showroom or sales lot….Easily applyAug 31WASTE REMEDIATION PROJECT MANAGERC&K Industrial Services, Inc. – Evansville, INThe Project Manager (PM) will be required to manage and work with all field personnel and equipment. Complete tool box safety meetings, job site safety…Easily applyAug 31Assistant Store ManagerMichaels 2,634 reviews – Evansville, INWhere Imagination is Celebrated, Inspiration Thrives, Dreams Are Realized, and Creativity Happens! As a world-class retailer, we are always looking for the…Aug 31Assistant Executive DirectorTranscendent Healthcare 3 reviews – Boonville, INApplicant must hold an active Health Facility Administrator License in the state of Indiana. Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the…Easily applyAug 31Business Development SpecialistDeaconess Health System 17 reviews – Evansville, INBachelor’s degree is preferred. Develops and implements marketing and sales strategies to grow referrals for the Home Care program and Hospice program….Aug 31Help WantedJimmy John’s 477 reviews – Newburgh, INNow hiring at 8680, Highland Avenue,…Job Spotter – Aug 31FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more