BarCap downbeat on UK growth

first_img Show Comments ▼ BarCap downbeat on UK growth KCS-content whatsapp Share Wednesday 2 March 2011 8:07 pm whatsapp Barclays Capital has revised down its forecast for UK growth in 2011, it revealed yesterday. Citing the revised 0.6 per cent drop in GDP for the final three months of last year, it announced a gloomier outlook of 1.7 per cent growth for 2011, down from its previous two per cent projection. Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wraplast_img read more

U.A.C of Nigeria Plc ( HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgU.A.C of Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about U.A.C of Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the U.A.C of Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUAC of Nigeria Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with diverse business interests in the food and beverages, real estate, paint and logistics sectors. The company also has business interests in the Ivory Coast. UAC of Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of food items, livestock feed, bottled water, fruit juices and ice-creams as well as a range of paint and other home deco products. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include Gala sausage rolls, Funtime coconut chips, Supreme ice-cream, Swan natural spring water, Gossy spring water, Grand soya oil and cereals, Vital feeds, Binggo dog food, Dulux and Sandtex paint. UAC of Nigeria also offers logistics and supply chain management services which includes warehousing, transport and redistribution services. The company also manages a pension funds administration service. UAC of Nigeria invests in pharmaceutical outlets; operates a chain of Mr Bigg restaurants; owns and operates Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos; and is involved in the development, sale and management of commercial and residential properties in Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UAC of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

G4S shares: another takeover bid arrives! What do I think shareholders should do next?

first_img Cliff D’Arcy | Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 | More on: GFS G4S shares: another takeover bid arrives! What do I think shareholders should do next? 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. In mid-September, news broke of an unsolicited approach for G4S (LSE: GFS), the UK-based global security services company. This was pretty big news, given the lack of UK M&A (mergers and acquisitions) in 2020. As well as being a member of the FTSE 250 index, G4S is one of the world’s biggest employers, with 553,000 workers in 85 countries. Of course, news of this approach lit a fire under G4S shares.G4S shares surge in SeptemberG4S shares surged by a quarter on 14 September on news that rival GardaWorld had offered to buy G4S outright. Montreal, Canada-based GardaWorld is the planet’s largest privately owned security services company, with 102,000 staff and £2.1bn in yearly revenues. It’s 51%-owned by private-equity group BC Partners and had made three separate takeover approaches to G4S’s board. But it was rejected every time. Thus, GardaWorld went public, revealing an all-cash 190p-per-share offer that valued G4S at £3bn.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…G4S has had mixed fortunes over the past decade, to say the least. As one of the UK’s biggest outsourcers, it has yearly revenues of £3.5bn. But the company went from one crisis to another. It failed to supply enough security for the London 2012 Olympics, causing the British Army to step in. Even worse, it faced civil and criminal charges for wrongly charging the UK government for tagging offenders without tags. This led to big fines for the firm, with this reputational risk dumping G4S shares deep into the bargain bin.When news broke of the takeover approach, my advice at the time for holders of the shares was simple. Like boxing matches, takeover bids usually involve several rounds. So I said that “GardaWorld could need to pay above £2 to seal this deal. Hence, were I a shareholder, I’d await a higher price before selling any shares!”Allied Universal offers 210p each for G4S sharesCombining GardaWorld and G4S would create the world’s largest security company by far. This is where US rival Allied Universal Security Services comes in, gate-crashing the party last Wednesday with a higher offer for G4S. Allied is a security business with over 200,000 workers in the US, Canada, UK and Mexico. It offered £3.3bn for the British business, 10% above GardaWorld’s bid. G4S said Allied offered “at least 210p a share“, but rejected this latest bid because it undervalued the company and its shares. However, G4S said talks with Allied were continuing and it was looking into supplying it with information to perform the necessary due diligence.G4S shares: I’d sit tight and await developmentsAs I write on Tuesday at lunchtime, G4S shares have leapt 4.6% to 214p, valuing the group at £3.3bn, a whisker above Allied’s 210p bid. Again, if I happened to be a holder of G4S shares, I’d still sit tight and do nothing. With two bidders throwing their hats into the ring, this is now a three-way fight between G4S itself, GardaWorld and Allied Universal. With G4S being the market leader in security services, bidders will have to dig deep to win this bout. I expect a final bid for the shares to be at least 225p-230p, so I would hang on to them today. After a terrible spring (when the shares fell below 70p on 3 April), 2020 has turned into an unexpectedly pleasant year for G4S shareholders! Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more

Breaking News: Larry Klein Estate responds about New Errol Project

first_img Yep Yepperton Breaking News:The following statement was released on the website associated with the Errol Estate community by the Estate of Julian Klein/5th Hole Investments in response to the statement made by Signature H Property Group in reference to the New Errol Project.On the site, The Estate of Julian Klein/5th Hole Investment made this statement:New Errol Update From the Estate of Julian KleinMembers of the Errol Community,After the untimely death of Larry Klein, the entire golf course project is going through the process of due diligence and review. Before his death, Larry loaned a very substantial amount of money to Helmut Jr. & Helmut III (Wyzisk) through their companies. Part of the due diligence process is to ensure that the loaned funds and the financial matters have been appropriately and professionally handled.One of the things that we are waiting on is a full accounting of all of the project related expenditures that is at a minimum compliant with generally accepted accounting principles.  Development could move ahead as appropriately and financially feasible under the circumstances and based on a sound decision making process.  Helmut Jr. & Helmut III and their companies are requested to refrain from making any additional public statements regarding any matters relating to New Errol at this time.With regard to golf course maintenance, 5th Hole will be using independent contractors to begin clearing debris and mowing. This will be limited to perimeters directly behind homes. You will see them on the course very soon.Thank you all for your patience and understanding.-Estate of Julian Klein/5th Hole Investments, LLCEarlier in the week, Helmut Wyzisk III, Vice President of the Signature H Property Group, posted this update on the site associated with the Errol Estate community in regards to the Estate of Julian (Larry) Klein and the suspended operations of the New Errol Project announced on July 18th.Signature H is the developer of The New Errol project.On the site, Wyzisk made this statement: Reply This is a breaking story and no other details are known at this time. The Apopka Voice will update this article as more information is learned. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Have lived here over 30 years and it has been Mr.Klien and others who have tried to maintain the quality of living in Errol! Hoping that things will work out and we can continue with the improvements and move forward to ensure the prosperity of the course and property values of all involved! Lisa Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Todd Grayman The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Bleh. Freaking bleh. You go from absolute silence to ‘we’re doing due diligence’? Yeah, I’m totally convinced. You’re halting a project that is effecting the property value of thousands of homes because you doubt that the previous person was using their money in a way you deemed appropriate? Nope, doesn’t at all sound like you’re just finding an excuse to back out of the deal so you can keep as much money from the estate as possible. June 30, 2020 at 3:31 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSErrol EstateHelmut Wyzisk IIILarry KleinNew Errol ProjectSignature H Previous articleLynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King Dead at 68Next articleIf you shelter in place during a disaster, be ready for challenges after the storm Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Reply New Errol Update from Signature HDear Errol Community:Signature H Property Group LLC and New Errol Partners LLC would like to provide the Errol Community with an update regarding the status of the New Errol project. I want to thank you for your patience and apologize for the lack of communication you’ve been given.Signature H and New Errol Partners remain committed to moving this project forward. We have partners in place for the financing, construction, and management of the New Errol project. However, commitments from these partners are expiring as we continue to be delayed by the Estate of Julian Klein. The delays have also pushed the development schedule to a point where opening the golf course and clubhouse in 2019 is in jeopardy – a potential death blow to the project.The key aspect for this project to move forward is for the property owner, 5th Hole Investments, LLC, taking action on their agreement to transfer the property, upon rezoning, to a new ownership entity (of which 5th Hole is a member), New Errol Partners, LLC. Without this authorization by the members and managers of 5th Hole, the company has no asset to develop.Unfortunately, it does not appear 5th Hole intends to comply with our agreements or at least shows no urgency to do so. We haven’t been provided any explanation by 5th Hole Investments as to why, and we fail to see any logic in their inaction. From our perspective, moving forward with the project is undeniably the best-case scenario for all parties involved, including the Klein estate, 5th Hole Investments, the community and the city.As this may be the last statement from Signature H to the Errol community, I would like to provide more detailed transparency regarding the past two months.Immediately upon the sudden passing of our partner Larry Klein, we were informed that Larry’s estate would now become the sole manager of 5th Hole Investments. Since management rights passing to an estate is not typical, we requested documentation to understand how this was possible. The family assured us they intend to move forward and would arrange an in-person meeting following the funeral and grieving process to formalize the transfer.Since then, we were told that Robert L. Klein, Larry’s son, had been appointed as the personal representative (PR) of Larry’s estate, despite being described by the family as “not having a strong relationship with Larry”.  We were then also told that two eminent domain attorneys from Minnesota and Wisconsin would be representing the Klein estate’s interest in 5th Hole Investments, LLC, as its sole manager. They immediately proceeded to take the unilateral actions of shuttering the clubhouse, banning us from the property and halting the project, all of which to our knowledge was done wrongfully. We reached out to the family and both attorneys multiple times in an effort to understand their actions, yet we were provided no logical explanation and only hostility. The attorneys for Larry’s estate continue to insist that the PR of Larry’s estate is the sole manager of 5th Hole Investments and as such, has the right to approve of all actions since he now controls the property. However, despite multiple requests, the estate never furnished any documentation proving that Robert L. Klein, as PR of Larry’s estate, is actually the sole manager of 5th Hole, something that is seemingly in contravention of the 5th Hole operating agreement.We have contacted the four living members/managers of 5th Hole, who to our knowledge are the only members and managers with voting rights, and provided them the agreements and an open line of communication. However, they have either been on vacation or unwilling to even discuss the project. We have encouraged these members/managers to contact their legal counsel to hopefully expedite this process, but they don’t appear to have done so.At this point, Signature H’s options are limited. When an abrupt stoppage occurs in the midst of a development process, and a resolution is not immediately forthcoming, it is typical for the property to be encumbered with numerous liens and litigation. This fact will only add more delay and further complicate the path to resuming the project.These unfortunate circumstances are not what we envisioned for this project. We have worked tirelessly for the past 2 years to make New Errol a reality for this deserving community. We had begun development on the golf course, completed our plans and architecture, secured our funding, were proposing a CDD to the City, but unfortunately, it appears Signature H’s involvement could conclude here. I am very sorry to write these words, and I feel disappointed for every community supporter who has believed in New Errol. I apologize for not being better prepared for this situation, as we had tremendous faith in the 5th Hole managers honoring not only all of our signed and ratified agreements but also the wishes of our beloved partner.As of today, we still remain committed to making New Errol a reality, but we’re truly running out of time. We need to gain immediate clarity on the intentions of the 5th Hole managers to save this project. Otherwise, the likely outcome is litigation involving liens and defaulted agreements, which could take years and will assuredly end the chance of Larry Klein’s vision of New Errol coming to fruition. As always, if there are further developments I will continue to keep the community apprised at the earliest possible time. Until then, I will refrain from any further comments as we transition into the legal stages of this resolution.Sincerely,Helmut J. Wyzisk IIIcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Charlotte Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Ted Please enter your name here Tried to tell you….. Nobody would listen. Especially the new City of Apopka administrators, et al. Good luck suckers. August 24, 2018 at 6:06 pm 5 COMMENTS I have some questions regarding errol estates and living there. I would love to chat with you. Reply Reply July 28, 2020 at 2:00 am September 20, 2018 at 6:11 pm August 25, 2018 at 11:02 pm Who do we contact to get some help in cleaning out one of the lakes that fifth hole investments apparently owns? We have heard from several of the neighbors, even those a part of HOA that someone came around to question people about pitching in for something, but that was before we lived here. However, many of the residents have been maintaining and paying to maintain some of the land themselves that the golf course owners apparently own, so we were really hoping to get some kind of help to clean out the algae etc that has been apparently growing near Lake Alden, but this particular lake, off of lake Marion Drive, has no name.We previously came from another area where things were not organized and we were told there was no HOA, then all of a sudden one appeared and fees were expected to be paid. It was a mess on top of dealing with the recent death of my late father and late fireman chief brother. We were just looking for some peace & serenity and were hoping not to walk into another difficult situation where no one can help. So if anyone has any more answers, it would be appreciated. Thanks!last_img read more

New Research and Trusts Manager at King’s College Hospital

first_img Howard Lake | 31 March 2004 | News Tagged with: Prospect research Recruitment / people New Research and Trusts Manager at King’s College Hospital Jane Ferguson has joined King’s College Hospital as its Research and Trusts Manager.Working jointly to the King’s College Hospital Charitable Trust and to the King’s Medical Research Trust, Jane’s tasks include identifying, researching and generatingfunding for specific projects within the Hospital’s work. These currently include a new Cellular Therapy Unit, Academic Neuroscience, Variety Club Children’s Hospital refurbishment, and the Community Appeal: Silver Lining Appeal.She joins King’s College Hospital from Sargent Cancer Care for Children where she was Special Events Manager. She has a particular commitment to King’s work after her daughter was successfully treated there by the Paediatric Neurosciences team. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Protests erupt after Anaheim, Calif., cop grabs teen, fires weapon

first_imgLos Angeles – A mixed group of Anaheim students were walking home from school on Feb. 21, when an off-duty Los Angeles police officer verbally harassed one of them for allegedly walking on his lawn and then grabbed 13-year-old Christian Dorscht. Videos of the incident show the white officer, Kevin Ferguson, who is at least a head taller than the youth, grabbing Dorscht’s body and clothing and dragging him toward his house as the student attempts to break away. ( says the off-duty cop hit him in the genitals while dragging him away from his friends. He asked Ferguson to show proof of his claim that he was a police officer and informed his attacker he would sue him, which the cop then claimed was a threat to “shoot” him. During the kidnapping, Dorscht’s resolute school companions did not abandon him. They protected their friend, calling out, “Let him go!” and recording the belligerent officer cursing at them.One video shows that as Ferguson attempted to make away with Dorscht, dragging him through the yard, two of the student’s friends made a gallant rescue effort: one child attempted to pull the officer’s hand off Dorscht while another rushed him, trying to push him away. At this point, Ferguson pulled out his gun and discharged it, only inches away from several children.Meanwhile, the police were called in. Although this was an active hostage situation involving children, when the LAPD arrived they did not arrest Ferguson, who was still holding onto Dorscht. Instead, they arrested two of the children.After this disgusting incident, hundreds of protesters claiming child abuse and endangerment, child abduction, and illegal use of a firearm and assault, came out to support Dorscht the next day, Feb. 22. They openly condemned the officer’s reckless actions and demanded justice from the historically racist and violent Anaheim Police Department. Police arrested 24 of the protesters.The only thing done to the officer was to place him on leave. More than a week later, no charges have yet been pressed against him.Damion Ramirez from the Young Survivors — Legacy Support Network was there to support the action. “The power of united people that day was overwhelming. Every single one of us rushed to defend a child who could be our own son, brother, friend. We in the movement to end police terror were inspired by the courage it took for a young Black brother to risk his life to save a young Brown brother from a stranger bullying him in the manner of every cop who is the problem,” said Ramirez.A YouFund campaign to help cover Dorscht’s legal fees has raised almost double its expected goal and his family plans to sue Ferguson for attempted abduction. Dorscht suffered injuries to his neck, head and face while being dragged away by Ferguson.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Palestinian journalists union admits error concerning ban on photos of armed children

first_img RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Palestine News May 16, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today on the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate to immediately reverse its ban on local and foreign journalists taking pictures of children carrying weapons or wearing military uniforms. The union, announcing the measure yesterday throughout the Palestinian occupied territories, said such pictures were “a flagrant violation of the rights of children.”But Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard called the ban “a misguided way to protect children aimed at misinforming the world about the real situation in the Occupied Territories.” He added: “It is also very odd, to say the least, for a journalists’ union to forbid journalists to do their job.”The union said any Palestinian journalist filming or photographing armed para-military children or masked men would face sanctions by the union, since such pictures “serve Israel” and its “campaign against our just (Palestinian) cause.” It said Palestinians working for foreign media should ensure their foreign colleagues respected the ban.The union called on Palestinian groups to stop using children in military uniform and masked men in their activities and said it would boycott rallies where they appeared. A cameraman and a photographer from Reuters had their pictures seized in Bethlehem on 1 April while they were covering the killing of a man suspected of collaborating with Israel. Organisation Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists May 28, 2021 Find out more The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) in the Palestinian Occupied territories, today reversed its much-criticised decision of three days ago to ban local and foreign journalists taking pictures of masked gunmen or of children carrying weapons or wearing military uniforms in street demonstrations.The PJS Council said it knew nothing about the statement, “which we condemn. It did not in any way represent the position of the PJS, which honours the role of media personnel,” said the union’s leader, Naeem Tubasi. He said the statement had been issued by a senior member of the PJS acting on his own and had not been authorised by the union.The Palestinian information ministry had also condemned the ban, saying it “did not reflect the position of the Palestinian National Authority.”_____08.26 – Palestinian journalists’ union bans photos of armed children PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en August 27, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Palestinian journalists union admits error concerning ban on photos of armed children News June 3, 2021 Find out more to go further News Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistslast_img read more

Several suspects arrested for murders of two Matichon journalists but authorities asked to try harder

first_img Reporters Without Borders hails the arrests of suspects in the fatal shootings of two provincial correspondents of the Bangkok-based daily Matichon – Jaruek Rangcharoen on 27 September in the central province of Suphan Buri and Ahiwat Chainurat on 1 August in the southern city of Nakhon Si Thammarat.“The arrests of two suspects in each of these murders suggest that the police are making some progress,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is nonetheless vital that the authorities step up their investigations into all four of the murders of journalists that have taken place this year, in order to identify the masterminds and bring them to justice. The government must not let impunity take hold in Thailand.”The two suspects in the Rangcharoen case, including the alleged gunman, were arrested on 1 November. One of them, 37-year-old Manit Khiewwan, has reportedly confessed to driving the motorcycle used by the gunman for the shooting and has participated in a reconstruction of the murder.The other suspect, Kittisak Poolkerd, 40, a member of the district administrative committee of Don Chedi (in Suphan Buri province), has denied any role in the murder although Khiewwan has identified him as the gunman.In the Chainurat investigation, police examined the contents of his computer and found information about corruption stories he was working on. Two suspects have been arrested – the alleged gunman and the person who allegedly drove the motorcycle used in the shooting. But the police claim they still do not have enough evidence to arrest any suspected masterminds.Both Rangcharoen and Chainurat had written about local corruption.In a 15 October editorial about the two murders, Matichon deputy editor Tawesak Bhutton wrote: “The murders of these two journalists in such a short space of time pose a challenge to the state and a grave threat to media freedom (…) It is perhaps a sign that the country is heading toward dark times.” to go further Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News News August 21, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information May 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hails the arrests of suspects in the fatal shootings of two provincial correspondents of the Bangkok-based daily Matichon. “It is nonetheless vital that the authorities step up their investigations into all four of the murders of journalists that have taken place this year”, Reporters Without Borders said. June 12, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News ThailandAsia – Pacific November 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Several suspects arrested for murders of two Matichon journalists but authorities asked to try harder Organisation News RSF_en Receive email alerts ThailandAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Thailandlast_img read more

Building Smarter Homes

first_img Subscribe At Home Building Smarter Homes Czar Audio-Video & Home Theater simplifies your life From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 4:20 pm 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Are you smarter than your house? Okay, trick question. These days, though, the modern home is programmed to think of everything at the touch of a smartphone or tablet. Set the lights and music for company to arrive while you’re at work? Done. Turn off everything after your kids have left the house and left everything on? Done.Home automation should protect you, entertain you, keep you comfortable and accommodate your lifestyle. Today’s modern homes are complex facilities, so you must integrate all the different electronic equipment and systems to work seamlessly together throughout your house. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution.Enter Crestron Automation by CZAR Audio-Video. Now, automation technology is practical and easy to use, with seamless integration of your entire home’s audio and video, home theater, lighting, shade control, security, climate, communications, internet, outdoor living and more.“What we do is design custom home theaters for designers and builders throughout Southern California throughout the San Gabriel Valley,” says owner Dave Fernandez. “We’ll automate and motorize your blinds, your home’s lighting control, and entertainment systems, as well as all your security functions. We’re talking everything from that mega-TV in the den to the temperature of every room.”Fernandez estimates that the vast majority of new homes built today, are being built as “smart homes,” wired, programmed and constantly upgradable to accommodate any one of the myriad of scenarios the Czar team can imagine.And yes, if you really want to, you can spend your kid’s inheritance on a state-of-the art system, but the reality is you don’t have to.“The days of you having to spend couple of hundred thousand dollars to do this are over,” says Fernandez, whose company is a certified dealer for Crestron Home Integrated Technology, makers of much of the hardware used in smart homes. “We can go in to a 5,000 square-foot home,” he explains, “and completely automate the home for $25,000 now, or actually, from $10,000 to $25,000, from start to finish, where before you would spend $50,000 to $150,000.”And just as important is the idea that families can now monitor and control their home energy use with a smart home. “I can control my heating and cooling, and monitor energy consumption from my iPhone,” Fernandez explains. In an energy-conscious green home that equates to big savings. Lowered energy usage means a decreased carbon footprint. And lower bills mean rebates.Among a host of other projects in Southern California, Czar is currently working with City Ventures on the Ambassador Gardens project in Pasadena on the former site of historic Ambassador College. The six-phase luxury housing development features new Craftsman homes, each completely wired for immediate smart home technology, depending on each homebuyer’s needs and desires.If you can imagine it, the professionals at Czar can wire it, program it, install it, and you can turn it on and off from anywhere in the world. That’s pretty smart.Czar Home Theater is at 419 W Maple Ave., Monrovia, (626) 471-3543 or visit More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img Community News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Make a commentlast_img read more

Fresh Off RMBS Deal of the Year Award, Fifth STACR of 2015 Priced at $950 Million

first_img Fresh Off RMBS Deal of the Year Award, Fifth STACR of 2015 Priced at $950 Million Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Credit Risk Transfer Freddie Mac RMBS STACR Structured Agency Credit Risk 2015-06-15 Brian Honea Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / Fresh Off RMBS Deal of the Year Award, Fifth STACR of 2015 Priced at $950 Million Share Save Less than one week after Freddie Mac’s Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR) debt notes received the RMBS Deal of the Year award from Global Capital, Freddie Mac announced the pricing of the fifth STACR offering of 2015 on Monday.The latest STACR debt notes offering, 2015-DNA2, was priced at $950 million (pending market conditions), making it the second-highest total for a STACR offering this year. The third offering was originally announced in April at $720 million but shortly increased up to $1.01 billion due to market demand. Freddie Mac expects to make eight STACR offerings overall in 2015.The 2015-DNA2 offering will be Freddie Mac’s second offering in which losses will be allocated based on actual losses realized on the related reference obligations rather using a fixed severity approach to allocate losses (the first such transaction for Freddie Mac occurred in May, priced at $425.6 million). The reference pool of single-family mortgages for Series 2015-DNA2 includes loans originated from August to November 2014 with an aggregate UPB of more than $31.9 billion.Co-lead managers and joint bookrunners for the transaction are Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, and JPMorgan Securities. The approximate date for when the offering will settle is June 29, 2015. Freddie Mac holds the senior loss risk in the reference pool as well as a portion of the risk for Class M-1, M-2, M-3 and the first loss Class B tranche; the M-1, M-2, M-3, and MACR classes are rated by Kroll Bond Ratings Agency and Moody’s.Freddie Mac transfers a portion of credit risk on certain single-family loans to private investors using the STACR program and has led the market in introducing new risk-sharing initiatives in the last two years. Since initiating the program in 2013, Freddie Mac has laid off a portion of credit risk on more than $281 billion in unpaid principal balance for single-family mortgages through 13 STACR offerings and seven Agency Credit Insurance Structure (ACIS) transactions. More than one million loans have been represented in those transactions.The STACR offerings have received two major awards in the last two years; apart from Friday’s announcement of receiving the RMBS Deal of the Year award from GlobalCapital, STACR received the Global Structured Deal of the Year Award from GlobalCapital’s parent company, Euromoney, in 2014. Kevin Palmer, VP of Credit Risk Transfer at Freddie Mac, said the Enterprise is “proud of our role in leading market innovations that return value to the nation and move housing forward.” Related Articles Previous: HUD Widely Praised For Amending HECM Program, Helping Seniors Avoid Foreclosure Next: Freddie Mac Lays Out Importance of a Consumer’s Credit Score in Homebuying Tagged with: Credit Risk Transfer Freddie Mac RMBS STACR Structured Agency Credit Risk Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago June 15, 2015 1,049 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more