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Howard Lake | 8 May 2000 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Get your charity videos on TV  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis If you’d like to the Media Trust’s digital TV Community Channel to consider broadcasting your charity’s videos contact Harriet Scott at Mentorn Barraclough Carey. read more

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Vilsack Calls for Congressional Action on Farm Issues

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Vilsack Calls for Congressional Action on Farm Issues Previous articleHoosier Among 16 Growers Appointed to WISHH LeadershipNext articleSoybean Producers should ID Foliar Diseases, Consider Management Options Andy Eubank SHARE By Andy Eubank – Sep 10, 2013 Vilsack speaks to NFUAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Congress needs to pay more attention to problems facing America’s farmers. He thinks it should be a priority soCongress needs to act soon. Tom Vilsack told National Farmers Union leadership that action on the farm bill should be a top priority.“You do have to begin questioning whether or not this is really a priority and it ought to be a priority, because it’s not just important to rural America, it’s important to all America.”Vilsack added that a farm bill extension does not provide needed solutions.“It doesn’t provide the certainty that producers need to be able to make decisions and plans about expansion, about continued operation, about transfers and transitions to the next generation. You can’t do any of that unless you know what the programs are going to be.”The secretary also said he was concerned that agriculture research, especially at universities, is not getting the attention it deserves.“And all of those great universities that we like to brag about? Honestly I’m more concerned about the researchers than I am the football team, and everybody in America should be as well. You cannot have top notch researchers unless you invest in those researchers.”And Vilsack said that farm operations would be hampered unless Congress acts to ensure adequate labor.“Without comprehensive immigration reform, agriculture is going to continue to have to make decisions about contracting; not expanding. And make no mistake about it, large scale operations have already decided to move some production outside the United States.”Vilsack reiterated his thoughts while announcing a new round of Conservation Innovation Grants on Tuesday.Source: USDA SHARE Facebook Twitter Vilsack Calls for Congressional Action on Farm Issueslast_img read more

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Two Harbors Investment Corp. To Participate in the 22nd Annual Credit Suisse Virtual Financial…

first_img TAGS  NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO), an Agency + MSR mortgage real estate investment trust, announced today that Bill Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Matt Koeppen, Chief Investment Officer, are scheduled to participate in the 22 nd Annual Credit Suisse Virtual Financial Services Forum being held on February 24, 2021 through February 26, 2021. The presentation, scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm EST on February 24, 2021, will include a discussion of the company’s business fundamentals and investment strategy. The presentation will be webcast and made available on Two Harbors’ website at http://www.twoharborsinvestment.com in the Investors section under the Events and Presentations link. The replay will be available for one year. Two Harbors Investment Corp. Two Harbors Investment Corp., a Maryland corporation, is a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities, mortgage servicing rights and other financial assets. Two Harbors is headquartered in Minnetonka, MN. Additional Information Stockholders of Two Harbors and other interested persons may find additional information regarding the company at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Internet site at www.sec.gov or by directing requests to: Two Harbors Investment Corp., 601 Carlson Parkway, Suite 1400, Minnetonka, MN, 55305, telephone 612-453-4100. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216006151/en/ Paulina Sims, Senior Director, Investor Relations, Two Harbors Investment Corp., 612-446-5431,[email protected] KEYWORD: MINNESOTA NEW YORK UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY REIT SOURCE: Two Harbors Investment Corp. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/16/2021 04:15 PM/DISC: 02/16/2021 04:15 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216006151/en Two Harbors Investment Corp. To Participate in the 22nd Annual Credit Suisse Virtual Financial Conference Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Two Step’ gameNext articleBringCom Completes Pan-African Fiber Ring Network Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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Fed to Release Economic Update

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles 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 This week, the Federal Reserve will release its latest Beige Book, a Federal Reserve System publication about current economic conditions across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. The Book is published eight times per year, and summarizes key economic conditions by each of the Fed districts.According to the last Book, eight of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts reported modest to moderate growth. The majority of Districts indicated that manufacturing expanded, but that growth had slowed, particularly in the auto and energy sectors. New home construction and existing home sales were little changed, with several Districts reporting that sales were limited by rising prices and low inventory. Commercial real estate activity was also little changed on balance. Most Districts reported modest to moderate growth in activity in the nonfinancial services sector, though a few Districts noted that growth there had slowed.According to the Book, residential real estate markets saw ongoing price increases and mixed sales results; contacts in a couple of markets cited greater “balance” as local shortages of housing inventory eased somewhat. While retailers (including an auto dealer) and manufacturers said sizable tariff increases would pose significant problems if they occurred and many respondents cited uncertainty, outlooks remained mostly positive.Closed single-family sales were up year-over-year from November 2017 to November 2018 in Rhode Island, Boston, and Maine, and down in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Residential markets in Rhode Island and Boston became more balanced in recent months, with growing supplies of homes for sale and moderation in the pace of home price appreciation. Despite a seller’s market environment, contacts said real estate was a preferred investment choice, given the volatile U.S. stock market.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.S&P CoreLogic Case Shiller (Nov. 26)First American Real House Price Index (Nov. 25)FHFA House Price Index (Nov. 26)Census Bureau New Residential Sales Survey (Nov. 26)NAR Pending Home Sales Index (Nov. 27) Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Fed to Release Economic Update Share Save Beige Book Economy Federal Reserve 2019-11-22 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Beige Book Economy Federal Reserve Home / Daily Dose / Fed to Release Economic Update Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Subscribe November 22, 2019 1,238 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: HUD Issues Funds to Rehabilitate Homes in Opportunity Zones Next: Optimism in the Housing Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

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Tax-break shares plan backed by listed firms

first_imgTax-break shares plan backed by listed firmsOn 7 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Two-thirds of FTSE 350 companies are considering adopting a Government planto encourage employee share ownership. A survey by consultancy New Bridge Street shows that 66 per cent of the 100companies that responded may take on the All-employee Share Ownership Plan(Aesop), which could give staff significant tax breaks. The plan allows employers to allocate free shares to employees, offer thempartnership shares out of pre-tax pay and match the employee’s investment bythe allocation of up to two extra matching shares for each partnership sharepurchased. The study reveals that 44 per cent of employers thinking of operating theAesop intend to offer staff the chance to buy partnership shares and 32 percent intend to offer free shares. The tax break applies only if the shares are held for five years. Tim Craddock, head of employment law and recruitment at Air Miles, whosestaff can join British Airways’ save-as-you-earn share scheme, said, “Theygive staff a stake in the company. They can feel they own a bit of the companyand are making a contribution to their own welfare beyond receiving asalary.” John Lee, a partner with New Bridge Street, who called for the Government toreduce the length of time before shares can be taken from five to three years,said, “Its introduction alongside existing share schemes is a step forwardin the evolution of employee share ownership.” By Ben Willmott Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Chera family goes SPAC shopping

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Isaac and Richard CheraOne of New York’s biggest retail owners is going shopping — with a blank check.The Chera family’s Crown Acquisitions is raising $200 million for a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, that is focused on proptech, according to a regulatory filing.Crown PropTech Acquisitions will look to acquire a startup with “innovative software, hardware, products, operations or services that are technology-driven and enhance the value of the infrastructure or property ownership,” the filing said. Ideally, the firm will merge with a business that intersects with industries beyond real estate.Read moreThese SPACs are targeting proptech Fifth Wall targets $250M for blank-check firm Stanley Chera dies of Covid Tagscrown acquisitionsProptechRetail Email Address* Message*center_img Full Name* Share via Shortlink Crown, which owns one of New York’s biggest retail empires, was founded by the late Stanley I. Chera, who died in April 2020. Isaac and Richard Chera, two of Stanley’s sons, run the company. Their brother, Haim, moved over to Vornado when Crown acquired a 24 percent stake in the real estate investment trust’s retail portfolio. Crown also has a brokerage arm, Crown Retail Services.Crown benefited from the city’s retail boom of the mid 2010s, leaving it exposed to retail’s subsequent downturn. After the Gap did not pay rent at 170 Broadway, Crown defaulted on the $70 million mortgage covering the retail condo at the Financial District property.Along with CEO Richard Chera, the SPAC’s management team includes Rasheq Zarif, lead strategic advisor, who is also a managing director at Deloitte Consulting, and Pius Sprenger, its CFO, a former executive at Cantor Fitzgerald and Deutsche Bank.RBC Capital Markets is underwriting the offering.Blank-check firms made a comeback last year, and a growing number are circling proptech startups.PropTech Investment Corp., headed by former Abu Dhabi Investment Authority executives Tom Hennessy and Joe Beck, was an early entrant. Their first SPAC took Porch.com public last year, and their second SPAC is in the market for an acquisition.Tishman Speyer and CBRE also have SPACs, as does Howard Lutnick and Cantor Fitzgerald, whose SPAC plans to merge with View, the SoftBank-backed smart glass maker. (SoftBank has its own SPAC, for that matter.)This week, proptech VC firm Fifth Wall Ventures filed plans to raise $250 million for its own blank-check firm.Contact E.B. Solomontlast_img read more

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Supercooling points and water content in Acari

first_imgSupercooling point is correlated with total body water content in a wide range of terrestrial Acari from Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and temperate regions, which have not been cold-hardened by prior exposure to winter low temperatures. This suggests that low water content is itself an important pre-adaptive features conferring considerable cold-hardiness among terrestrial mites. Other physical and behavioural adaptations, for example clearing the gut of potential ice nucleating agents, accumulation of cryoprotectants and behavioural avoidance of low temperatures are considered to be possible secondary adaptations.last_img

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Supreme Court strikes down federal law banning sports betting

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Supreme Court on Monday said that New Jersey can legalize sports betting, opening the door for more states to allow sports gambling.The justices ruled that a federal law banning states from legalizing sports gambling, called the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act or PASPA, was partially unconstitutional because the federal government cannot tell states what laws they can enact.Congress can regulate sports gambling but “if it elects not to do so, each state is free to act on its own,” according to the court’s opinion.PASPA prohibited states from sponsoring, operating, advertising, promoting, licensing or authorizing sports gambling. The legal challenge came after former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a law in 2012 that would allow sports betting at casinos and racetracks in the state.Christie tweeted that the decision was a “great day” and that the federal government had no right to block a law supported by NJ residents.The NCAA, along with other major professional sports leagues like the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB, filed a lawsuit arguing that Christie’s legislation violated PASPA, which was passed in 1992 to protect the “integrity” of games. They called the law “a straightforward exercise of Congress’ power to preempt the operation of state laws that conflict with federal policy on matters within Congress’ purview.”The court ruled in favor of Christie’s argument that PASPA violates the 10th Amendment “anti-commandeering principle,” which limits the federal government’s power to compel states to enforce federal law. The federal government was infringing on the individual laws of states, the court added.Lower courts initially ruled with the sports leagues. The Supreme Court had initially declined to hear the case but reversed course after new legislation and another lawsuit.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 14, 2018 /Sports News – National Supreme Court strikes down federal law banning sports betting Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

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Eagles’ Jon Dorenbos Joins The Fun Of Martin Z. Mollusk Day At 11am Saturday…

first_imgMartin Z. Mollusk, Ocean City’s weather-predicting mascot, will attempt to see his shadow once again at 11 a.m. Saturday (May 13) indoors at the Ocean City Music Pier (between Eighth and Ninth streets on the boardwalk).  Martin will be joined by his special guest, the Eagles’ own Jon Dorenbos.Ocean City’s hermit-crab mascot seeks his shadow in a local version of Groundhog Day. Martin Z. Mollusk has successfully predicted an early summer every year four decades.The tongue-in-cheek event is an annual tradition that usually does mark the arrival of nicer early-season weather in Ocean City.The Ceremony starts promptly at 11 a.m. inside the Music Pierlast_img

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South Bend police disciplinary matrix approved by Board of Public Safety

first_img By Carl Stutsman – July 15, 2020 1 317 Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Google+ Pinterest Previous articleWalmart will begin requiring all customers wear masks next weekNext articleMotorcyclist hospitalized after hit-and-run crash on Lincolnway East in Mishawaka Carl Stutsman South Bend police disciplinary matrix approved by Board of Public Safety IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterest (Photo supplied/South Bend Police) South Bend’s Board of Public Safety has approved the recently completed police discipline matrix, and the vote was unanimous.The matrix was the work of months and months of collaborative effort from inside the city, police department, and the public. It lays out in a public document disciplinary steps that will be taken against officers that are caught breaking procedure.In total it has six different tears ranging from small infractions like tardiness and rude comments all the way to deliberate and reckless weapons discharges.Discussion about the matrix started last year, and in previous interviews with 95.3 MNC South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski has said it is meant to be a living document; that will be up to scrutiny and regularly reviewed and changed when appropriate and necessaryThe full matrix is available online herelast_img read more

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