Porridge helps Pret a Manger stay hot

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Sandwich chain Pret a Manger has said sales of hot food such as porridge were helping it to thrive in tough consumer environment as it posted a 37 per cent rise in its 2010 core earnings.The chain, majority owned by private equity firm Bridgepoint , said it planned to open more than 30 shops this year as it becomes increasingly confident about its expansion in the US and debuts in France.“We haven’t seen a particular slowdown since then (the fourth quarter of 2010),” chief executive Clive Schlee told Reuters, contrasting with a string of British retailers which have reported tougher trading in recent weeks as inflation rises and government cutbacks bite.Pret a Manger, which runs 265 outlets in the UK, US and Hong Kong, said sales at shops open over a year rose 9.8 per cent last year.Double-digit percentage growth in the first part of the year slowed to about five per cent by the fourth quarter and had stayed around that level since, Schlee said in a telephone interview.The chain was seeing particularly strong demand for budget ranges like filter coffer for 99p and an egg mayonnaise sandwich for £1.50. But other items were also selling well, with customers snapping up around 50,000 bowls of porridge a week, making it the firm’s top-selling new product, he said.Schlee said Pret a Manger planned to open at least ten shops in London and ten more elsewhere in the UK this year, plus 10-12 in the US, creating around 700 jobs in total. alison.lock Tuesday 29 March 2011 4:13 amcenter_img whatsapp Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL Share Porridge helps Pret a Manger stay hot last_img read more

2 US growth stocks I’d buy today

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 12th February, 2021 | More on: MSFT TDOC 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. US stocks are popular among UK investors right now. On Trading 212, for example, the five most popular shares are all US-listed companies.Here, I’m going to discuss two US growth stocks I’d be happy to buy for my own portfolio today. I believe both stocks have strong long-term growth potential.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…A technology powerhouseOne I see as a great fit for my portfolio is Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). It’s one of the largest companies in the US with a market-cap of around $1.8trn.What I like about Microsoft is it’s dominant positions in a number of growth industries. Not only is it a leader in work-from-home technology (Office, Microsoft Teams) but it’s also a key player in the cloud computing industry with its Azure business. Additionally, as the owner of Xbox, it has a dominant position in the fast-growing video gaming industry. Overall, I think it’s very well-placed for growth in the years ahead.Microsoft’s recent earnings, for the quarter ended 31 December 2020, were excellent. Revenue was up 17% to $43.1bn, while diluted earnings per share were up 34% to $2.03. Cloud revenues were up 23% to $14.6bn.“Building their own digital capability is the new currency driving every organization’s resilience and growth. Microsoft is powering this shift with the world’s largest and most comprehensive cloud platform,” commented CEO Satya Nadella.There are risks to the investment case, of course. In the cloud space, for example, MSFT faces a high level of competition from other tech players such as Amazon and Alphabet. The stock’s forward-looking P/E ratio of 33 also adds some valuation risk.Overall, however, I see Microsoft as a great core holding for my portfolio.A US digital healthcare stockAnother US stock I like the look of right now is Teladoc Health (NYSE: TDOC). It’s a leading provider of virtual healthcare services. Its platform provides convenient access to high-quality healthcare. Here, members can resolve healthcare needs through on-demand or scheduled visits with licensed doctors spanning multiple specialties.Teladoc Health has been a major beneficiary of  coronavirus pandemic-related distancing as the world embraced virtual healthcare. This is reflected in the company’s recent results. Revenue for the quarter ended 30 September 2020 was up 109% $288.8m while total visits increased 206% to 2.8m.Looking ahead, I think there’s plenty of room for growth. Experts believe the global virtual healthcare market will roughly triple between now and 2026.While I’m bullish on the long-term growth story here, there are certainly some risks to the investment case. At present, Teladoc isn’t profitable. For the third quarter of 2020, the company generated a net loss of $36m. The share prices of companies not yet profitable can be volatile at times. There’s also risk over its merger with Livongo last year. There’s no guarantee this will be a success.Additionally, after a strong run over the last year, TDOC now sports a market-cap of $42bn. That puts the stock on a forward-looking price-to-sales ratio of about 21. This means there’s considerable valuation risk.All things considered though, I see a lot of appeal in this US stock. I see it as a good long-term buy for my portfolio. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA 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. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, and Teladoc Health. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alphabet (C shares), Amazon, Microsoft, and Teladoc Health and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 2 US growth stocks I’d buy today Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

C of E takes climate change fight to ExxonMobil with…

first_img Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] Buoyed by the success of similar actions against British oil companies BP and Shell, the Church Commissioners for England have proposed a shareholders’ motion calling on the U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil to “disclose the resilience of its business model in the wake of the Paris Agreement on climate change.” If passed at the company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the motion will force the oil company to be more transparent on its efforts to shift to a low-carbon economy.The Church Commissioners is a body established by an Act of Parliament and is responsible for managing its £6.7 billion (approximately $9.5 billion) of investments in equities, real estate and alternative investment strategies to help fund the work of the Church of England. In addition to supporting poorer dioceses with ministry costs, the Commissioners use the return on its investments to support mission activities, pay for bishops’ ministry and some of the costs of cathedrals. They are also responsible for paying clergy pensions for service prior to 1998.In recent years, as part of its ethical investment strategy, the Church Commissioners have taken an increasingly hands-on approach to engagement with the companies that it invests in.In its latest shareholder action, the Church Commissioners have joined forces with a number of other large shareholders in ExxonMobil to propose the resolution. The group of investors include the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the Vermont State Employees’ Retirement System, the University of California Retirement Plan and The Brainerd Foundation. Together, the group represents nearly $300 billion US (approximately £211 Billion GBP) in assets under management and more than $1 billion US (approximately £703 million GBP) in Exxon shares.“The unprecedented Paris agreement to rein in global warming may significantly affect Exxon’s operations,” New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, said. “As shareholders, we want to know that Exxon is doing what is needed to prepare for a future with lower carbon emissions. The future success of the company, and its investors, requires Exxon to assess how it will perform as the world changes.”Edward Mason, the Church Commissioners’ head of responsible investment, said: “Climate change presents major challenges to corporate governance, sustainability and ultimately profitability at ExxonMobil. As responsible investors we are committed to supporting the transition to a low carbon economy. We need more transparency and reporting from ExxonMobil to be able to assess how they are responding to the risks and opportunities presented by the low carbon transition.”The Paris UN Climate Conference concluded with world leaders committed to holding the rise in global temperatures well below two degrees Celsius and to seek to restrict warming to 1.5 degrees.The joint shareholder proposal asks ExxonMobil to publish an assessment of how its portfolio would be affected by a two-degree target through, and beyond, 2040. Specifically, the assessment should include an analysis of the impacts of a two-degree scenario on the company’s oil and gas reserves and resources assuming a reduction in demand resulting from carbon restrictions.Exxon’s peers, Shell and BP, have already agreed to disclose how they will be impacted by efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions in response to similar shareholder proposals co-filed in 2015 by the Church of England and other investors and endorsed by the boards of both companies. More recently, 10 global oil and gas companies, including Shell and BP, announced their support for lowering GHG emissions to help meet the two-degree goal. Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted Jan 19, 2016 Tags T. Porter says: Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments are closed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ January 20, 2016 at 5:36 pm This diatribe makes the religious doctrines of the C of E less important than that of the Paris boondoggle on Climate change. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ C of E takes climate change fight to ExxonMobil with U.S. allies An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

Mr Fawkes adopts 17th century Gunpowder Plot book at Durham Cathedral

first_img Tagged with: faith sponsorship 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. Both images copyright: Durham Cathedral Mr Fawkes adopts 17th century Gunpowder Plot book at Durham Cathedral Howard Lake | 4 November 2016 | News  77 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 “We are extremely grateful for Mr Fawkes’ generous donation, and for those who have already chosen to adopt a book.“The Adopt a Book scheme helps to conserve the Cathedral’s historic book collection for future generations, but as so many items have aged over the years, they require restoration and repair work.“The Cathedral’s volume of The Gunpowder Plot was originally bound in full leather. Its boards have become loose and worn and it now requires rebacking in leather, and repair of the boards. Mr Fawkes’ donation will enable us to complete this vital conservation work.”Durham Cathedral houses over 30,000 early printed books.  Its Adopt a Book initiative has been set up to help fund repairs on over 60 books. These include:five volumes of Jan Jansson’s Novus Atlas dating back to 1646John Nichols’ Collection of the wills of the Kings and Queens of England from 1780the 1743 work by ‘the father of British ornithology’ George Edwards, A natural history of uncommon birds.Anyone who adopts a book from the Cathedral collection will have a personalised bookplate inserted into their adopted copy.  With perfect timing, a Mr Fawkes has supported Durham Cathedral’s Adopt a Book campaign by adopting a 17th century book about the Gunpowder Plot.The Gunpowder Treason (1679), by Thomas Barlow, Lord Bishop of Lincoln, is one of 68 books in Durham Cathedral’s Adopt a Book catalogue. This features early printed books and manuscripts in need of urgent conservation work. People are invited to adopt a book to help pay for its conservation and that of others.Mr Fawkes was browsing the Cathedral’s Adopt a Book catalogue when he noticed the book was still available for adoption. With the 5th November approaching he decided it was too good an opportunity to miss.Remember, remember, to adopt a book. Image: Durham CathedralGaye Kirby, Head of Development, said: Advertisement  78 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more

Lloyds community engagement manager wins Points of Light Award

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Advertisement A Lloyds Banking Group community engagement manager has received this year’s Points of Light Award for his work with a charity that he founded.Matthew Norton is community engagement manager at Lloyds Banking Group in Halifax, where he manages the Group’s Volunteering Programme. He received the award from the Prime Minister in recognition of his voluntary work with the Memusi Foundation in Kenya, which he founded to provide school equipment to a community there following a visit 12 years ago. Norton has so far raised £1 million for the charity and Save the Children.The Memusi Foundation supports 1000 children across four schools in Kenya, and runs a volunteering programme that sees 120 volunteers from the UK visit the country each year. Half of the volunteers are Lloyds Banking Group colleagues with three colleagues acting as trustees and thousands getting involved in fundraising events.Norton said:“I am honoured to receive the Award from the Prime Minister for my work with the Memusi Foundation. Volunteering, as part of Lloyds Banking Group’s commitment to help Britain prosper, is so important and it has opened my eyes to problems that the world faces and the fact that everyone has the ability to make a difference.” Melanie May | 5 April 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Awards Volunteers Lloyds community engagement manager wins Points of Light Award  150 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  149 total views,  3 views todaylast_img read more

Wells Fargo Sponsors Inaugural Tournament of Roses Parade Closing Ceremony

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Wells Fargo StagecoachWells Fargo, announced today that the financial services company will sponsor the first-ever closing ceremony in the Tournament of Roses Parade. The inaugural addition to the New Year’s Day tradition will tell the inspiring story of retired Staff Sargent, and Purple Heart recipient, Dominic Perrotte III.Sargent Perrotte served nine years in the United States Army, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. While working as a member of a recovery unit for a combat repair team in Bagdad, his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device wounding him and two other soldiers. Due to the hazardous conditions, these men needed to remain on the battle field and provide security for 30 hours until it was safe enough for them to be evacuated. Sargent Perrotte’s bravery is an inspiration and Wells Fargo, along with Military Warriors Support Foundation will honor his courage and sacrifice as he and his family are saluted during the parade’s finale.“Military Warriors Support Foundation is thrilled to partner with Wells Fargo to tell the inspiring story of Sargent Perrotte in the Tournament of Roses Parade closing ceremony.” said Lieutenant General Leroy Sisco, founder and CEO, Military Warriors Support Foundation. “We are so thankful that there are companies like Wells Fargo that understand the importance of supporting our troops and veterans.”Wells Fargo is deeply committed to supporting our military men and women and the company provides services and resources to help active duty members and veterans reach their financial goals. Veteran services provided by Wells Fargo include support of career transition, financial education and home ownership assistance.“I cannot think of a better way to begin the year than by celebrating the inspiring story of Sargent Perrotte, and honoring the sacrifices made by him and his family for our country,” said Tim Sloan, Senior Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo. “Along with Military Warriors Support Foundation, we salute Sargent Perrotte and departed Grand Marshall Louis Zamperini who both bravely served our country. Wells Fargo is honored to be a part of the great tradition of The Rose Parade with the new tradition of the closing ceremony.”Joan Feser’s three children Julianna , John and MichaelIn addition to the closing ceremony Wells Fargo’s iconic stagecoach equestrian units will make an appearance earlier in the parade hosting riders from Villa Esperanza Services, a Pasadena-based agency dedicated to the care and education of children, adults and seniors with developmental, intellectual and other disabilities. For the past 21 years Wells Fargo executives have served on Villa Esperanza Services’ board of directors to help bring hope to families in Southern California.Riding in the stagecoach on New Year’s Day will be Villa Esperanza Services participants Joan Feser and her three children Michael, John and Julianna; Stacy Baskin and her daughter Simone; Margaret Morris and her sister Kathy Hess; Villa Esperanza Board Chairman Candice Rogers and Villa CEO Kelly White.“We feel privileged to ride in the Wells Fargo stagecoach with these wonderful families who represent the more than 600 families we engage with each year,” said Villa Esperanza Service CEO Kelly White. “We are thankful to have community partners like Wells Fargo that understand Villa Esperanza Services is part of the daily solution for families in need, and one of the only nonprofits extending a full continuity of care, helping children and adults alike.”“Everyone in our community is impressed by the passionate caring Villa Esperanza Services has delivered to families in Pasadena and across Southern California for over half a century,” said Lisa Stevens, Head of Regional Banking Sales and Marketing and Small Business, and Regional Bank Executive for the Pacific Midwest Region. “At Wells Fargo we know we can only be as strong as the strength of the communities we serve, and Wells Fargo’s consistency of support over the past 21 years for Villa Esperanza Services is directly linked to the positive impact that we have witnessed them make in thousands of lives.Wells Fargo has been a proud sponsor of Tournament of Roses activities and events for the past nine consecutive years. Wells Fargo also sponsors Equestfest on December 29th, a family-friendly event showcasing many of the equestrian units that will participate in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. Beautiful horses and talented riders perform drills and dances, and demonstrate trick riding and roping. Attendees can shop in the vendor court, stroll through the stables, talk to the riders, learn about the various tack and the many different breeds. Great music as well as food and beverage concessions are on site.Additionally, Wells Fargo issues a special limited-edition plush pony that is co-branded with the Tournament of Roses logo and only available in Southern California in time for the parade. This year’s pony is named after and created in the likeness of a real horse that pulled a Wells Fargo express wagon in Mexico City, Mexico. At 27 years old, El Toro was the oldest express horse in the city in 1913 and today he is the first Latino plush pony. The Wells Fargo agents treated the real El Toro gently; he only worked a few hours each week delivering customers’ packages from one of 750 offices Wells Fargo operated south of the border. El Toro reflects Wells Fargo’s commitment to the Latino community in Southern California and across the nation.About Wells FargoIn 2013 Wells Fargo was named top corporate philanthropist locally and nationally, donating $275 million to nonprofit and community organizations across the country, with $29 million donated in Los Angeles, Orange Counties and surrounding areas. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.About Military Warriors Support FoundationThe Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support for our nation’s wounded heroes as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. Through their Homes4WoundedHeroes Program, they donate 100% mortgage-free homes to combat wounded heroes, and their families, who were injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to the home, the families will receive three years of family and financial mentoring. For more information, please visit their website at MilitaryWarriors.org.About Villa Esperanza ServicesVilla Esperanza Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and education of children, adults and seniors with developmental, intellectual and other disabilities. Villa Esperanza Services offers nine programs including a comprehensive education center for children up to the age of 22 years; a speech and language center and occupational therapy clinic providing children, adults and seniors with comprehensive therapies; employment services; day programs for adults; and adult residences in Pasadena and Thousand Oaks. Additionally, 2012 Tournament of Roses President Sally Bixby is a member of the Villa Esperanza Services Board of Directors. To learn more about Villa’s collaborative approach, log on to www.VillaEsperanzaServices.org.About the Pasadena Tournament of RosesThe Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts The Rose Parade presented by Honda, The Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of associated events. The Tournament’s 935 volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization within the community and serve on one of 31 committees that ensure the success of the parade and game. Collectively, they contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com. 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. Community News Community News Make a comment 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Top of the News Your email address will not be published. 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Housing Starts Fall While Permits Rise

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Housing Starts Fall While Permits Rise Previous: Bank of America Net Income Up in Q1 Next: GSEs Expand Credit Box, Take More Lending Risk Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Despite a strong February, housing starts have fallen almost seven percent in March. According to Tuesday’s New Residential Construction report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), housing starts dropped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.215 million, a 6.8 percent decrease from February’s 1.303 million, but many outlooks are still positive. The March housing starts rate is 9.2 percent higher year-over-year.“Today’s Census Bureau report for March is good news for the housing market,” said First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming. “Millennial household formation is beginning to have meaningful impact on housing demand and will likely only increase. Currently, I estimate that the amount of housing supply necessary to just keep pace with demand is probably around 1.5 million housing units a year.”Single-family starts fell six percent in March, to an annual rate of 821,000 from February’s rate of 875,000, which was the fastest monthly rate since the Great Recession.Although sing-family starts dropped, single-family permits posted the third largest annual pace since the recession. Permits in March grew 3.6 percent to 1.26 million from February’s 1.216 million, and grew year-over-year by 17 percent. According to the report, housing completions were up in March by 3.2 percent, totaling 1.205 million, over February’s 1.168 million. This is a year-over-year increase from March 2016 by 13.4 percent.The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) reports that this is much in line with Monday’s NAHB/ Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The March HMI was unusually high, and the NAHB predicts more growth throughout the year. NAHB reports that there is a continuing demand for home construction, although builders have faced several challenges such as high regulatory costs and increasing material prices.Regionally, the South was the best performing region, with a three percent month-over-month gain in housing starts. The Northeast showed no change, while the West dropped six percent, and the Midwest dropped 35 percent.Read the full Census Bureau/HUD survey results here. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 Housing Starts Fall While Permits Rise  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2017-04-18 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 18, 2017 1,025 Views About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Local politicians hit out at roads decision

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – August 9, 2011 Google+ News Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter North-West MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher has hit out at the Minister for Transport over his decision to shelve a number of road projects in Donegal.It’s emerged today that that several National and Secondary Road projects will not go ahead because of a lack of funds.Proposed work on the N56 between Dungloe and Glenties and Mountcharles and Inver will not now go ahead while improvements to the N14 Lifford to Letterkenny and Lifford to Stranorlar are shelved.Pat the Cope Gallagher says it’s a decision that should not have been made by one minister……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/cope530.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, Donegal North-East Deputy, Padriag McLochlain has called Minister Varadkars decision disastrous.Deputy McLochlain says improvements to the N14 Lifford to Letterkenny and Lifford to Stranorlar are an essential part of the A5 project…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/pad.mp3[/podcast] HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week center_img Local politicians hit out at roads decision Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleMan stabbed to death in Galway was a US citizen who had lived in DonegalNext articleGAA – McGuinness impressed by Dublin News Highland last_img read more

Assam Public Service Commission Scam- Gauhati HC Upholds Discharge Of 60 Officials Without Notice Or Enquiry [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesAssam Public Service Commission Scam- Gauhati HC Upholds Discharge Of 60 Officials Without Notice Or Enquiry [Read Judgment] Mehal Jain3 April 2020 9:57 PMShare This – xAmidst widespread regional resentment against the termination of 60 senior state civil/police officials, the Gauhati High Court recently upheld the orders terminating, without any show cause notice or enquiry, these officers who had been in service for more than 3-4 years. Justice Manojit Bhuyan of Assam High Court at Gauhati decided 49 writ petitions ‘crying foul on their discharge…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAmidst widespread regional resentment against the termination of 60 senior state civil/police officials, the Gauhati High Court recently upheld the orders terminating, without any show cause notice or enquiry, these officers who had been in service for more than 3-4 years. Justice Manojit Bhuyan of Assam High Court at Gauhati decided 49 writ petitions ‘crying foul on their discharge from service during the period of probation’ and ‘pleading in one voice that the Court should lift the veil to reach and ascertain the intention and reason behind the issuance of the impugned orders’. The state, represented by former ASG Maninder Singh and Supreme Court advocate Nalin Kohli, had been compelled to take this drastic action in the “Assam State Public Commission Scam”- involving allegations that, by giving huge bribes to the tune of Rs. 25 lakhs to Rs.50 lakhs to one Rakesh Paul, the then Chairman of Assam State Public Service Commission, these 60 officers had stood appointed in a completely fraudulent selection process. The contentions on behalf of the petitioners were basically that the orders of discharge are founded on alleged misconduct which can be traced to the investigation and report of the Police- the very fact that there are allegations of lacking integrity and unfit to be retained in service in the impugned orders, this itself makes the orders stigmatic in nature. Further, there are neither any separate FIRs lodged against the petitioners nor there are irrefutable proof with regard to payment of bribe. And even if any admission of involvement had been made by the petitioners before the police, the same could not have been acted upon, being hit by section 25 and 26 of the Evidence Act. As regards natural justice, it is contended that even if an extreme view is taken that protection under Article 311 is not available, a reasonable opportunity of hearing would always subsist. In the course of the hearing, the Court perused the original office files containing the notes on arrest and suspension of the petitioners as well as the notes on the decision-making process involving consultations with and approval accorded by high governmental authorities. It noted that the grounds of arrest and the materials collected against the petitioners are contained in the aforesaid office files, and that the investigations revealed that they had unlawfully secured jobs in collusion with the accused Chairman and other arrested members of APSC. Weight was attached to the fact that during the course of investigations, written answer-scripts of the APSC Combined Competitive Examination were seized from the Commission’s Confidential Examination Branch as well as from Paul’s house. Moreover, The handwriting samples of the arrested accused persons as well as that of the petitioners were sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory for examination. It revealed that the answer-scripts were not printed in the Government Press. Also, the signatures of Invigilators in the answer-scripts were found to be fake and mismatched with the Invigilators who were on duty on the respective day of examination in the particular Examination Hall. These fake answer-scripts were written again by the petitioners after completion of the examination and the same were replaced with the original answer-sheets. “Without entering into any legal argument as to its admissibility, which is for the appropriate fora to decide, the office files also contains statements made by a section of the petitioners before the police admitting to their complicity in the illegal activity to which they were beneficiaries. The statements are basically with regard to their appearance in the APSC Mains Examination and making payment of money ranging between 25 to 40 lakhs to Sri Rakesh Kr. Paul, through his agents, for getting selection by the APSC and for securing job”, the HC observed. “The office files chronologically record the events taking place, following information received from the Dibrugarh Police as regards arrest of the petitioners. From the decision calling for detailed reports from the Dibrugarh Police for taking further action, to receiving such reports in connection with the arrest of the petitioners, to the decisions to withdraw the services of the petitioners pending action to be taken by the Personnel (A) Department, Government of Assam, to obtaining the views of the Judicial Department before taking final decision and to obtaining the approval accorded by the Chief Minister of Assam, together with the views of the Advocate General, Assam, before the petitioners were discharged from service by orders of the Governor of Assam, the same finds recorded in the respective office files”, the High Court narrated. The Court was of the view that the materials collected through the process of a thorough investigation revealed that the petitioners were clearly amongst the identified, segregated beneficiaries of an illegal process, and hence, “This Court would take a position that the decision to discharge them from service is perfectly justified”. The Court could also not accept any contention that as there may be a possibility of acquittal in the criminal case, the decision to discharge them from service at this stage was not warranted- “The petitioners cannot be heard to say that they should be reinstated in service and allowed to continue until decision is rendered by the competent criminal court” The High Court bench also opined that the audi alteram partem rule is not applicable and the petitioners cannot demand an opportunity of hearing or to claim a right for a post-decisional hearing- “The disturbing disclosures in the investigation reports with regard to prevalence of unfair procedure and tampering of the examination process for the benefit of the petitioners, brings the present cases within the category of exceptions to the rule of audi alteram partem” Finally, the Court declared that even if an extreme view is taken that the petitioners could make out a case that they have suffered prejudice on being denied opportunity of hearing, the same would have no bearing- “the opportunity of hearing was granted in ample measure by this Court. During the course of hearing on day-to-day basis, covering 18 days, both sides were heard on their contentions and arguments extensively and elaborately, both on facts as well as on law” The HC concluded “that the concerned State respondent was justified in ordering discharge of the petitioners from service”.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Storylast_img read more

Delhi Riots- Investigation In The Case Leaves A Lot To Be Desired: Delhi Court Grants Bail To Man In 2 Cases

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Riots- Investigation In The Case Leaves A Lot To Be Desired: Delhi Court Grants Bail To Man In 2 Cases Sparsh Upadhyay17 Nov 2020 11:59 PMShare This – xThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Tuesday (17th November) granted bail to a man in two cases related to the Delhi Riots (February 2020) while observing that the investigation in the case against him left “a lot to be desired”.The Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat was hearing the bail plea of an accused Ajay, against whom the case was registered on 28.02.2020 under Section 147/148/149/427…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Tuesday (17th November) granted bail to a man in two cases related to the Delhi Riots (February 2020) while observing that the investigation in the case against him left “a lot to be desired”.The Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat was hearing the bail plea of an accused Ajay, against whom the case was registered on 28.02.2020 under Section 147/148/149/427 IPC at P.S. Jyoti Nagar.Arguments put forthIt was submitted that he is 21 years old and is the sole bread earner of his family. He is a student of 11th class and also took classes of the children of his areas and has no other source of income.It was also submitted that his father is a patient of epileptic double and heart patient.It was argued that there is no other family members to look after the father of the accused and the mother of accused is also confined to bed for the last many years and she is totally unable to walk without any helpIt was submitted that due to riots in Delhi on 25.02.2020, many FIRs were registered at different places and accused was falsely implicated because “the FIRs have shown different places and accused cannot be involved in these case at the same time.”It was also argued that he is in custody for more than 05 months. It was submitted that there is no evidence, no public witness and no CCTV footage against the accused.Court’s OrderThe Court noted that the case against the Accused was registered on the complaint of complainant Gulfam, who stated that some unknown persons had burnt his. Thus, the Court noted that “complainant is not an eye witness to the incident.”Importantly, the Court noted that as per a witness statement, Ajay was arrested from near Neet Nagar, Railway Line bushes, but as per the arrest memo, the location of arrest is Jyoti Nagar Police Station.The Court remarked,”There is a statement of the witness Md. Aslam recorded on 18.04.2020, as per which, two accused persons namely Ajay and Gaurav were arrested at his instance whereas the look at the arrest memo of the said accused Ajay shows Md. Aslam as one of the witnesses but the place of arrest is not a public place but Police Station Jyoti Nagar itself. The investigation in the present case leaves a lot to be desired.”The Court also noted that witness statement was recorded on April 18 but the incident was from February 25.Consequently, the bail application under Section 439 Cr.P.C of accused Ajay stood allowed and he was admitted to bail subject to furnishing personal bond in the sum of Rs. 20,000/­ with one local surety of the like amount to the satisfaction of Ld. MM/Link MM/Duty MM.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more