Clark County charter effort draws 20 freeholder candidates so far

first_imgToday is the first day to file as a Clark County freeholder candidate, and at least 20 residents, many of them familiar political figures, have already thrown their hats in the ring. In all, 15 freeholders will be elected, and they will get the chance to write a charter for Clark County. The so-called home-rule charter would allow the county to be governed by its own set of rules, as long as those rules don’t conflict with the U.S. or Washington state constitutions. Here’s who has filed so far: District 1, Position 1: Garry Lucas District 1, Position 2: Ann Rivers District 1, Position 5: Randy Mueller District 2, Position 2: Lloyd Halverson and Debbie AbrahamDistrict 2, Position 3: Judie StantonDistrict 2, Position 4: Paul DennisDistrict 3, Position 1: Pat Jollota, Michael Heywood and Sunrise O’Mahoney District 3, Position 2: Val Ogden, Rob Figley and Paul HarrisDistrict 3, Position 3: Jim Moeller, Maureen Andrade, Bruce Samuelson and Jerry KeenDistrict 3, Position 4: Temple Lentz and Dan BarnesDistrict 3, Position 5: Jim MainsFreeholders can propose a number of changes to county governance, including increasing the number of commissioners who serve Clark County or creating a binding code of ethics for elected officials. Whatever charter they create must be approved by the voters.The filing period for Clark County freeholder candidates ends 5 p.m. Friday. Candidates must be registered to vote, and they have to have been residents of Clark County for at least five years. The list of candidates who have filed to run in the Nov. 5 election is available on the Clark County website. Freeholder positions are nonpartisan, and terms last up to one year.This story will be updated.last_img read more

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How can data from group risk products help form a strategy

first_imgHR and benefits professionals are coming under increasing pressure to make better use of big data and analytics in order to make better decisions in areas such as talent, reward and engagement. However, many industry experts believe that organisations are missing a trick in failing to make the most of their benefits data to better understand their population risks and develop a more effective group risk strategy.Connect the dataGroup risk protection products include life assurance, critical illness insurance and income protection, benefits that, in addition to financial protection, provide additional support services, such as employee assistance programmes (EAPs), absence management, online health assessments, mental-health first-aid training, and access to counselling and physiotherapy.They are also a rich source of data that can be collated and used to improve workplace wellness strategies and cut costs, yet many organisations are failing to make that connection.Matthew Lawrence, head of broking and health and risk proposition at Aon Employee Benefits, says: “In our recent Benefits and trends survey [published in November 2015], nearly 40% of employers did not use any data analytics to inform or drive their corporate health and wellbeing approach. Where data was used, just over a quarter used medical, income protection, life and/or critical illness data to drive decisions.”Examples of the data sets that employers often have access to include absence data, occupational health data, claims data from medical, life, income protection and/or critical illness schemes and data from EAP services usage.Effective use of this data can help to identify any problem areas, and also highlight what is working well, which can influence costs, says Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for industry body Group Risk Development (Grid). “If a manufacturing [organisation], for example, has a very good health and safety record, it should be sharing that with its group risk provider,” she says. “If an [organisation] has good EAP usage, [it should] share it with [its] group risk provider.”Benchmark risk areasThe data can also be used for benchmarking key areas of group risk. Paul Avis, marketing director at Canada Life Group Risk, says: “With aggregated data drawn from health risk assessments, [employers] have a line in the sand, whether [they] are looking at health issues relating to obesity, heart disease, cancer or stress. Once it is benchmarked [they] can see, for example, how calls to [the] EAP services are affected.”Providers can also help employers make best use of their data by benchmarking to show how their rates of sickness absence, or even specific health issues in the workplace, compare with others in the sector.Address sickness absenceThe availability of data is also encouraging employers to consider offering wider group risk benefits to staff to help reduce sickness absence. Leighton Churchill, corporate account manager at Jelf Employee Benefits, says: “By implementing these benefits and actively participating and adhering to the early intervention and rehabilitation services that insurers provide with the contracts, employers are beginning to see the benefits of a healthier workforce leading to improved productivity and staff morale.”One of the challenges employers face is knowing how to use the various data sets they have to best understand their employee health risks and truly integrate their health and benefits strategy. The key to this is to involve the group risk providers and make it a collaborative exercise, says Avis. “In the first instance [employers] need to get all [their] group risk providers to agree on how they will report back on their data,” he adds. “[They] then need to bring them all together to share their data sets. A lot of benefits advisers have developed databases that can pull this data into a health board very effectively.”To produce good data, employers need to have the right tools and the infrastructure in place to record it accurately, and more organisations are recognising this, says Andrew Potterton, head of proposition development at Unum UK. Where they struggle is in maintaining consistent reporting among their line managers. “It is important to provide line managers with training in workforce wellbeing to engender employee trust and ensure consistent reporting practices,” Potterton explains.Making best use of data to join together all of the facets of wellness, including financial protection, delivers tangible advantages for both employers and employees. Understanding the root causes of poor employee health, and making improvements to it requires a truly integrated approach. “That should be an employer’s objective,” adds Lawrence. “Experience suggests that taking a piecemeal approach often delivers less benefit for the business than might be expected.”Oracle uses group risk data to inform wellbeing strategyAt technology firm Oracle, the use of data is key to enhancing group risk provision for the organisation and boosting the benefits and workplace wellbeing strategy for its UK employees.Michelle Bradshaw, compensation and benefits director UK, Ireland and Israel, says: “The data that can be drawn from things [such as] income protection claims, the take-up of certain benefits, and our sickness absence rates enables us to be much more strategic. For example, from a risk point of view, given that most group income protection claims are cancer-related, we decided to target the issue of male cancer through workplace campaigns, which breaks down the stigma that surrounds the subject and also raises awareness of the importance of early detection and intervention.”The organisation’s effective use of data relies on the input of all of Oracle’s health-related benefits providers, including providers of the employee assistance programme (EAP), life assurance, group income protection and critical illness benefits, which Bradshaw invites to get together on a quarterly basis to analyse the data.Bradshaw adds: “As well as helping to improve long-term sickness management policies and offer a more focused wellbeing offering, we can use the data to work out which benefits our employees want, whether [this is] income protection or life assurance, and by incorporating choice and flexibility into the offering, make those benefits available to them at a cost level that suits them.” Need to know:Data can be used for internal and external benchmarking, which can identify strengths and weaknesses in a group risk strategy.Line management training in workplace wellbeing is key to accurate sickness absence data reporting and analysis.A collaborative and integrated approach to data analysis, involving all group risk providers, will deliver the most effective group risk strategy.last_img read more

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Endangered Indian rhino at Zoo Miami is pregnant

first_imgShe was born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in January 2012 and arrived at Zoo Miami in December 2015.This is her first pregnancy.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A rare endangered rhinoceros at Zoo Miami is now eating for two.The zoo announced that 6-year-old one-horned rhino Akuti is pregnant.Akuti is an endangered Indian rhino, whose breed is usually hunted for their horn.The baby was achieved through artificial insemination in January.Staff members brought equipment to do an ultrasound and get a good look at her baby’s beating heart, Wednesday.If Akuti can successfully bring the pregnancy to term, it will be the first rhino to be born in the United States through artificial insemination.Akuti is expected to give birth sometime in April 2019. last_img read more

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Taxi driver OK after being trapped under semitruck on I95 in NE

first_imgNORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida cabbie is counting his blessings after his car ended up under a semi-truck along Interstate 95 in Northeast Miami-Dade, trapping him inside.Cellphone video captured half the victim’s vehicle lodged under the big rig along the northbound lanes near the Ives Dairy Road exit, Thursday night.Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash, just after 7 p.m.Troopers were able to pull the taxi driver out of his car.Officials said everyone involved in the crash is OK.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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National Journals Membership Model Gains 600 Members

first_imgIn August, Atlantic Media’s National Journal Group outlined a new membership service to its existing subscribers, hoping to gain loyalty in the ever-competitive realm of Washingtonian journalism. After months of personal outreach to potential partners, National Journal says it has roughly 600 paid members on board with the enterprise service, which was designed to replace struggling individual subscriptions. “What we found was that our journalism is not best served by slicing it up, as some people had access to some things and not others. All of our news now is interlocking: We have the weekly magazine; we have the daily congressional publication, we have the website; the Hotline (which is an online-only subscription for political coverage),” says Taylor West, communications director with National Journal. “We want National Journal members to feel this is an organization at their service, with the information they need and in the form that they need it.”While West declined to share membership fees, she says pricing is decided through a sliding scale based on number of employees. In order to create a comprehensive content offering, the membership also includes The Executive Insight Briefing, a weekly news round up available on National Journal’s website for download. The briefing is customizable through content addition or subtraction, as well as logo integration options. There is a presentation center housing charts, infographics and stats accessible for members as well. Member services extend to live events, with the National Journal Group holding monthly Charter Membership meetings at The Watergate in Washington, D.C. Poppy MacDonald, vice president of membership with the Atlantic Media Company, talks about the advantages of these face-to-face meetings, “Members appreciate the insight they’re getting from our journalism, but they also want to hear from each other.”MacDonald details this week’s Charter meeting, which will focus on the Affordable Care Act, “117 people have RSVPed for the event. We’re only going to spend 12 minutes going through a PowerPoint presentation for them to use to educate their constituency, to outline possible outcomes and what it all means. We’ll then let the heads of the participating offices talk about what they’re planning on, and how they are equipping their organization for these changes.” A Personal ApproachThe Charter meetings are only one touch point for National Journal Group members (for those who can’t make it to Watergate, the meetings are also streamed online). The sales process is designed with the same ”white glove” feel. Potential members are mailed a letter from Atlantic Media chairman and owner David Bradley, detailing the benefits of the service and why it’s a good fit for the courted company. MacDonald’s team follows up with a phone call, and in-person sales meetings are arranged if interest is expressed.According to West, Bradley is largely focused on the “ethic service” portion of membership, which allows organizations to pay one flat fee for company access. The membership model was refined through The Advisory Board Company and The Corporate Executive Board, two companies Bradley successfully founded. Atlantic Media claims to have half of Fortune’s 100 companies on as members, and is now going after the second half. The National Journal team is relying on positive feedback from existing members to prove the service’s worth to new clients. “I think there will be a lot of emphasis on the idea that we are a partner in your ability to succeed in Washington. Frankly, this service helps you look good to the people that you work for,” West tells FOLIO:.Though still early days, the National Journal Group is seeing a 15 percent revenue spike in year-over-year comparison. “Compared to the old subscription model, which faced the prospect of declining revenue, it’s a great turnaround that tells us we’re on the right path,” says West.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly January 12 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioTransportation Commish Ousted Following Defense Of Project Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageThe head of the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Commissioner Pat Kemp, stepped down today.Young, Credited With Effectiveness, Says Personality is Part of his M.O. Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCAlaska Congressman Don Young was sworn in today for his 22nd term, having missed the main swearing-in last week due to the death of his brother. Recent research by two political scientists say Young is one of the 20 most effective lawmakers in the U.S. House.  Nationally, though, he is more known for his big, sometimes brash personality.Lonnie Dupre Becomes First Ever January Denali Soloist Phillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaHistory has been made on North America’s highest peak. On Sunday, Lonnie Dupre became the first solo climber to summit Denali in the month of January.Juneau Assembly Considers Moratorium On Legal Pot Shops Casey Kelly, KTOO – JuneauThe Juneau Assembly will vote Monday on two measures restricting the manufacture, sale and use of legal marijuana in the city.Anchorage Legislators Consider Ways To Cut Capital Costs Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageBefore heading to Juneau, Anchorage Legislators are listening to community input on ways to cut state spending. They hosted a listening session on Saturday at the Loussac Library. Some community members urged the legislature to cut local capital projects, like the U-Med District Northern Access Road.Adak Fish Plant Seeks Additional Operators Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB – UnalaskaThe community of Adak depends on its fish processing plant for jobs and tax revenue. But they’ve struggled to keep the lights on over the years. Now, the plant’s latest operator is looking for new partners to help shoulder the financial burden.News-Miner to Begin Requiring Electronic Subscriptions for Frequent Online Visitors Tim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe Fairbanks Daily News-Miner will soon begin charging a fee to frequent visitors to its website. The so-called “paywalls” are a growing trend in the U.S. newspaper industry, used by some as way to recoup revenue lost to online news sites. But many in the newspaper industry disagree over whether paywalls hurt or help online readership. And that disagreement is being played out between the Alaska’s two top news sites.Ice Sculptures Take Shape In Downtown AnchorageZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageArtists wielding chainsaws and drills spent three days this weekend carving blocks of ice into salmon and sea-dragons in downtown Anchorage.last_img read more

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Will Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoors relationship stand the test of time

first_imgRanbir Kapoor; Alia BhattVarinder ChawlaApart from the many incredible couples we have in the industry today, if there’s one couple we can never take our eyes off – has to be Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor. The dynamic duo not only have been painting the town red but also keep giving us major relationship goals.With every report of the duo experiencing trouble in paradise, both, Ranbir and Alia, shut up the trolls with a romantic picture. Ranbir and Alia’s chemistry at the logo launch of Brahmastra was an absolute sight to behold.Though despite always being under the limelight and having the shutterbugs and their fans judge each of their moves, Ranbir – Alia have moved ahead in their relationship braving all odds. However, the next major box-office clash the duo might face next year might give them a tough time.As per a report in Aaj Tak, Alia Bhatt and SS Rajamouli’s collaboration – RRR – is expected to release on July 31 next year. Ranbir and Vaani Kapoor’s much ambitious project – Shamshera – is also expected to release on the same day. And, if at all the film’s release on the specified date, it could not just be the biggest clash of the year but, also the biggest clash for both Ranbir and Alia.The first look video of Shamshera shows Ranbir Kapoor holding an axe and a quiver full of arrows and leading a group of fighters. His face has a lot of wound marks, giving him a tough look. Going by the attire and the kind of weapons, it looks like Shamshera will be set in the pre-independence era. However, it’s not clear if Ranbir’s character is completely a dark one, or will it have positive shades as well. This is the first time the actor will be seen in such a savage role. He has mostly been seen playing charming characters, but Shamshera will show him in a completely new avatar.last_img read more

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BSE closes points 13552 down on July 28

first_imgBSE closes points 135.52 down on July 284.1K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 135.52 down on July 284.1K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 135.52 points down to stand at 25,991.23. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 41.75 points down to stand at 7,748.70. Central Bank and Reliance Power were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.02% and 3.80% along with Hindustan Unilever and Glenmark Pharma with an increase of 3.62% and 3.38% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Wockhardt and DLF with a decrease of 8.06% and 5.20% along with IRB Infra and CESC with a decrease of 5.11% and 4.60% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 121.36 points at 15,488.20 while the banking sector is down 121.60 points 17,421.39 and the realty sector is down 51.84 points at 1,873.16. The Indian currency is up 0.03% at Rs 60.12 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 135.52 points down to stand at 25,991.23. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 41.75 points down to stand at 7,748.70. Central Bank and Reliance Power were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.02% and 3.80% along with Hindustan Unilever and Glenmark Pharma with an increase of 3.62% and 3.38% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Wockhardt and DLF with a decrease of 8.06% and 5.20% along with IRB Infra and CESC with a decrease of 5.11% and 4.60% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 121.36 points at 15,488.20 while the banking sector is down 121.60 points 17,421.39 and the realty sector is down 51.84 points at 1,873.16. The Indian currency is up 0.03% at Rs 60.12 per dollar.last_img read more

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Calabash Tea Tonic Sets Table for Expansion

first_img“Hard earned and hard won” is a phrase D.C. herbalist Sunyatta Amen often uses to describe how she found success at Calabash Tea & Tonic, a sanctuary offering dozens of teas and tonic shots purporting to boost sexual performance, make you fall in love, ease anxiety and more.Sunyatta Amen is founder and owner of Calabash Tea & Tonic in Shaw area and is preparing to open a new location in Brookland.After nearly three years of tending to Shaw’s needs at 1847 7th Street NW, the fifth-generation herbalist is opening a second teashop in Brookland, hopefully by May 8, a day marking her birthday and the Shaw shop’s third anniversary.Amen sees herself as offering a third option to people who consume legal addictive stimulants in the morning and legal addictive depressants at night.“So it’s coffee in the morning, liquor at night,” said Amen, who lives in Brookland. “And we want to be that alternative, that third answer. It’s not A or B, it’s the third answer sometimes.”As the Northeast D.C. neighborhood continues to transition, Amen is getting into Brookland to offer the same programs to residents before the gentrification really ramps up.The site of the future Calabash Tea & Tonic opening in Brookland.“What you have to do is install those beacons of light for people where they can come and decompress, where everyone is welcome, where people can pop in and feel better about their job, their mission, their life, take a breath,” Amen said. “We’ve had people come in (the Shaw shop) for their first dates and we’ve had people come in here after their houses have burned down.”The new space is 900 square feet, just 50 square feet larger than her Shaw location. But her Brookland digs will include a patio with a garden of medicinal plants and culinary herbs.Amen said she’ll continue developing her partnership with Cultivate the City, an organization that teaches kids how to grow herbs. She said she envisions children building planter boxes and inviting the community to a sip and plant. She expects to hire eight employees, the same number of people working in her Shaw location. Amen said she will continue her commitment to hiring single moms, veterans and returning citizens.Amen will serve the Brookland community through programming that encourages women in shelters to take classes on tea, herb blending, natural skin and body care — a program she’ll continue maintaining at her Shaw location. Amen aims to reconnect people to their community and turn them into healers.“This is a thinly disguised apothecary in a community space,” Amen said of her business. “We want them to know that this is their neighborhood and that they belong here.”Amen’s tea blends are organic and rooted in her Cuban-Jamaican great-grandmother’s formulas. Her parents ran a store similar to her tonic shop near the world-famous Apollo Theater in Harlem —her shop in Shaw is just blocks away from the Howard Theater.The Brookland teahouse will be located at 2701 12th Street NE and it’ll be open from 9am to 8pm. Like the location in Shaw, it will offer coffee, baked goods, pastries and other small things to savor.last_img read more

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Renaming Bengal Mamata writes to PM Modi

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, strongly objecting the Centre’s decision to reject Bengal government’s proposal to change the name of the state from West Bengal to ‘Bangla’.The development took place a couple of hours after the Minister of State (Home), in reply to the Parliament, said that the name of the state cannot be changed as it would require a Constitutional Amendment. In her letter Banerjee pointed out how the proposal had been rejected on previous occasions as well. She requested the Prime Minister to accept the wishes of the people of Bengal and get the amendment done in the current session of the Parliament. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”I would request you to kindly accept the wishes of the people of West Bengal, as enshrined in the Resolution of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly and in the proposal of the West Bengal Cabinet, to rename our state as ‘Bangla’ in English, Hindi and Bengali. This re-christening will be in consonance with the history, culture and identity of our state and will reflect on the aspirations of our people,” the letter reads. The letter also mentions that the Chief Secretary of the state had communicated with the Union Home Secretary on August 21 last year, requesting him to initiate necessary action to change the name of the state. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn August 2016, the West Bengal Assembly had passed another resolution for changing the state’s name to ‘Bengal’ in English, ‘Bangla’ in Bengali and ‘Bangal’ in Hindi. However, the Centre rejected the proposal in 2017, objecting to three separate names in three languages. Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee said in the Assembly that the Centre’s decision to refuse the state government’s proposal regarding the name change has not only maligned the people of Bengal, but also belittled the heritage of the Assembly where a resolution was passed in July 2018 to change the name of the state from West Bengal to Bangla in all three languages. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Wednesday that the Mamata Banerjee government’s proposal to change the name of West Bengal to ‘Bangla’ has been rejected. Reacting sharply against the Centre’s decision, the Opposition parties in the state, namely Congress and CPI(M), lent their support to the ruling party as the decision of changing the name of the state had been passed in the Assembly unanimously. Leader of the Opposition Abdul Mannan said during a press conference outside the Assembly that the Centre could have easily executed the Constitutional Amendment in both the Houses of the Parliament and sought a clarification from the Centre on the issue. “The names of many other states were changed through Constitutional Amendment in the past. In case of Bengal, they are reluctant to do so. The Centre has disgraced the Assembly and the people of Bengal,” Mannan said. While speaking on the issue in the Assembly, Chatterjee said: “The Centre is denying the heritage of Bengal. It is evident from its decision to reject our proposal. This is the third time that the Centre has rejected the Bengal government’s appeal. Refusing a resolution unanimously passed in the Assembly can amount to showing disrespect to the state.”last_img read more

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Myanmar conflict spurs hatred for Asias outcasts

first_img“People feel it very acceptable to say that ‘We will work on wiping out all the Rohingyas,’” said Debbie Stothard, an activist with the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma, referring to hyperbolic Internet comments she called “disturbing.”The Myanmar government regards Rohingyas mostly as illegal migrants from Bangladesh, even though many of their families have lived in Myanmar for generations. Bangladesh rejects them just as stridently.“This is the tragedy of being stateless,” said Chris Lewa, who runs a non-governmental organization called the Arakan Project that advocates for the Rohingya cause worldwide.“In Burma they’re told they’re illegals who should go back to Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, they’re told they’re Burmese who should go back home,” Lewa said. “Unfortunately, they’re just caught in the middle. They have been persecuted for decades, and it’s only getting worse.”That was made painfully clear this week as Bangladeshi coast guard units turned back boatload after boatload of terrified Rohingya refugees trying to escape the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The clashes between Rohingyas and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists have taken a roughly equal toll on both communities, though each blames the other for the violence. Sponsored Stories The boats were filled with women and children, and Bangladesh defied international calls to accept them, saying the impoverished country’s resources are already too strained.A few have slipped through, including a month-old baby abandoned Wednesday in a boat after its occupants fled border guards. Three other Rohingyas have been treated for gunshot wounds at a hospital in the Bangladeshi town of Chittagong, including one who died.The unrest, which has seen more than 2,500 homes charred and 30,000 people displaced internally, erupted after a mob lynched 10 Muslims in apparent retaliation for the rape and murder last month of a 27-year-old Buddhist woman, allegedly by Muslims.On Thursday, Rakhine state was reportedly calm. But Rohingyas living there “very much feel like they’re trapped in a box,” said Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch. “They’re surrounded by enemies, and there is an extremely high level of frustration.”The grudges go back far. Bitterness against the Rohingya in Myanmar has roots in a complex web of issues: the fear that Muslims are encroaching illegally on scarce land in a predominantly Buddhist country; the fact that the Rohingya look different than other Burmese; an effort by the former junta to portray them as foreigners. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Associated PressBANGKOK (AP) – They have been called ogres and animals, terrorists and much worse _ when their existence is even acknowledged.Asia’s more than 1 million ethnic Rohingya Muslims are considered by rights groups to be among the most persecuted people on Earth. Most live in an anachronistic purgatory without passports, unable to travel freely or call any place home.In Myanmar, shaken this week by a bloody spasm of violence involving Rohingyas in which dozens of civilians died, they are almost universally despised. The military junta whose half-century of rule ended only last year treated them as foreigners _ fueling a profound resentment now reflected in waves of vitriol being posted online. One Burmese actress posted “I hate them 100%” on her Facebook wall on Monday as the fires burned. By Thursday, her comment had nearly 250 “likes.”Prominent Burmese language journals have reported “only the Rakhine side,” Sai Latt said. And many people have lashed out at foreign media, accusing them of getting the story wrong.Ko Ko Gyi, a prominent former political prisoner released in January, has said Rohingyas should not be mistreated but added they “are not an ethnic group in Myanmar at all.” He blamed the recent violence on illegal migrants from Bangladesh.The longtime leader of Myanmar’s democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi, has shied away from the blame game, saying the problem should be tackled by fair application of the law.Speaking in Geneva on a five-nation European tour, she said that “without rule of law, such communal strife will only continue.“The present situation will need to be handled with delicacy and sensitivity,” she told reporters.The tide of nationalistic sentiment against the Rohingya puts Suu Kyi in a difficult position. Her conciliatory message risks alienating large blocs of supporters at a time when she and her National League for Democracy are trying to consolidate political gains attained after they entered Parliament for the first time in April. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Patients with chronic pain give advice 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 In 2009, five boatloads of haggard Rohingya migrants fleeing Myanmar were intercepted by Thai authorities. Rights groups allege they were detained and beaten, then forced back to sea, emaciated and bloodied, in vessels with no engines and little food or water. Hundreds are believed to have drowned.The same year, Myanmar’s consul general in Hong Kong _ now a U.N. ambassador _ described the Rohingya as “ugly as ogres” in an open letter to diplomats in which he compared their “dark brown” skin to that of the “fair and soft” ethnic Burmese majority.The latest unrest has focused fresh attention on the Rohingyas’ plight, but it has also galvanized a virulent new strain of resentment. Many Burmese have taken to the Internet to denounce the Rohingya as foreign invaders, with some comparing them to al-Qaida and the Taliban.While vitriol has come from both sides, what makes the latest unrest unique is that virtually “the entire population is openly and completely against” them, said Sai Latt, a writer and Myanmar analyst studying at Canada’s Simon Fraser University.“We have heard of scholars, journalists, writers, celebrities, even the so-called democracy fighters openly making comments against Rohingyas,” Sai Latt said.center_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   The Rohingya speak a Bengali dialect similar to one spoken by residents of southern Bangladesh. And physically, they are almost indistinguishable from their Bangladeshi counterparts, said Lewa, of the Arakan Project.But their history _ specifically the amount of time they’ve lived in Myanmar, and who among them qualifies as a legitimate resident _ is bitterly disputed.Some say the Rohingya are descended from Arab settlers in the 7th century, and that their state was conquered by the Burmese in 1784. Later waves arrived from British-run colonial India in the 1800s, but like the colonists themselves, they were regarded as foreigners.That view persisted through half a century of military rule. Myanmar’s post-junta government does not recognize them as one of the country’s 135 indigenous ethnic groups. And many people stridently believe they are not even a real ethnic group _ rather, they are only illegal migrants from Bangladesh.President Thein Sein has warned that any escalation could jeopardize the nation’s fragile democratic reforms.The International Crisis Group said that ironically, the nation’s newfound freedoms may have helped contribute to the unrest. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates “The loosening of authoritarian constraints may well have enabled this current crisis to take on a virulent intensity,” the group said. “It is not uncommon that when an authoritarian state loosens its grip, old angers flare up and spread fast.”___Associated Press writers Xinyan Yu, Jocelyn Gecker and Grant Peck in Bangkok and Frank Jordans in Geneva contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Across the border in Bangladesh, civilians _ not the government _ are more tolerant. But even there, Rohingyas are largely unwanted because their presence in the overpopulated country only adds to competition for scarce resources and jobs.Myanmar’s government has the largest Rohingya population in the world: 800,000, according to the United Nations. Another 250,000 are in Bangladesh, and hundreds of thousands more are scattered around the world, primarily the Middle East.Human Rights Watch and other independent advocacy groups say Rohingyas face discriminated routinely. In Myanmar, they are subjected to forced labor by the army, a humiliation not usually applied to ethnic Rakhine in the same area, Lewa said.Rohingyas must get government permission to travel outside their own villages and to marry. Apparently concerned about population growth, authorities have barred Rohingyas from having more than two children.In 1978, Myanmar’s army drove more than 200,000 Rohingyas into Bangladesh, according to rights groups and the U.S. Campaign for Burma. Some 10,000 died in squalid conditions, and the rest returned to Myanmar. The campaign was repeated in 1991-1992, and again a majority returned. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img read more

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Mortgage Banks Subsidiaries Report Loss in Fourth Quarter

first_img March 31, 2015 514 Views Mortgage Banks, Subsidiaries Report Loss in Fourth Quarter in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Origination Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries saw a loss in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). They reported a net gain of $744 on each loan they originated in the fourth quarter, down from a reported gain of $897 per loan in the third quarter of 2014, the MBA reported in its Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report.”Production profits dropped slightly in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the third quarter of 2014.  However, on a year-over-year basis, production profits were up,” said Marina Walsh, MBA’s Vice President of Industry Analysis. “In the fourth quarter of 2014, profits were $744 per loan (32 basis points), compared to $150 per loan (9 basis points) in the fourth quarter of 2013.  In addition, 74 percent of participating companies had overall positive pre-tax profits in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to only 58 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013.”Average production volume was $417 million per company in the fourth quarter of 2014, down from $437 million per company in the third quarter of 2014, but up from $367 million per company in the fourth quarter of 2013.  The volume by count per company averaged 1,769 loans in the fourth quarter of 2014, down from 1,901 loans in the third quarter of 2014 but up from 1,641 loans in the fourth quarter of 2013.The purchase share of total originations, by dollar volume, was 65 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to 72 percent in the third quarter of 2014.  For the mortgage industry as a whole, MBA estimates the purchase share at 54 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. The jumbo share of total first mortgage originations was 8.44 percent in the fourth quarter compared to 9.42 percent in the third quarter. The average loan balance for first mortgages grew to a study high of $233,655 in the fourth quarter of 2014, from $231,914 in the third quarter.Secondary marketing income was 266 basis points in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to 261 basis points in the third quarter. Total loan production expenses – commissions, compensation, occupancy, equipment, and other production expenses and corporate allocations – increased to $7,000 per loan in the fourth quarter of 2014, from $6,769 in the third quarter. Personnel expenses averaged $4,428 per loan in the fourth quarter of 2014, up slightly from $4,401 per loan in the third quarter.Richey May & Co also released their mortgage industry trend report for the fourth quarter in 2014. According to the report, the 4th quarter of 2014 was representative of the year as a whole, with “decent production and good margins, but minimal pre-tax profits.”  During Q4, total production increased 3.9 percent over Q3, gross loan margins were up by 4.3 basis points (bps) and pre-tax profits shrank by 28.4 bps.  Purchase volume decreased by a modest 6 percent over the previous quarter and refinance volume increased to 28.4 percent of overall volume due to declining interest rates.Per-loan operating expenses increased during the 4th quarter after declining over the first three quarters of the year, averaging $1,873 per loan for the full year 2014, causing the dip in profits, noted Kenneth Richey, managing partner of Richey May.“With production volume and margins both up during the 4th quarter, the increase in operating expenses on a per-loan basis is less an indication of overcapacity and more a result of lenders making needed investments in technology and infrastructure,” Richey observed.  “Many are increasing their footprints in their markets and expanding to other areas, hiring personnel and recruiting branches. This is an important trend to watch in 2015,” he said.  “Expenditures like these typically precede any increase in production by at least a quarter.”center_img fourth quarter MBA mortgage banker 2015-03-31 Samantha Guzman Sharelast_img read more

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in remote villages but returns with no insights on improving rural living conditions He befriends farmers widows in Vidarbha but has no views on what can be done to stop farmers suicides He tells the adivasis in Niyamgiri that he will be their sipahi in Delhi but does not tell us if by this he means he would like them to continue being primitivemarginal communities He tells us that he thinks that SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) is just as bad as the RSS but does not explain why So it makes it that much more curious that he should have made his first serious policy statement to the American ambassador He was lunching in the American Embassywe hear from WikiLeaksand when the subject of Indias security concerns came uphe said that he believed radicalised Hindu groups were more of a threat to India than the Lashkar-e-Toiba As someone who has always laughed indulgently at Rahuls rural field trips and other foiblesmy first reaction was to laugh Andthen I stopped myself Rahuls comment is too serious to laugh at Not when we know of the Lashkar-e-Toibas role as the organiser of 26/11 Perhapsnobody told Rahul Gandhi about the origins of the Lashkar and the reasons why it is such a powerful terrorist organisation Perhapsnobody told him that it was created by the Pakistani Army and that its founderHafiz Mohammed Saeedwas seen last week in the company of high officials at some event in Islamabad Can Rahul name one Hindu radical group that has the backing of the Indian Army Can he name one Hindu radical group that has the protection of the Indian state Sofor the man who could be our future prime ministerto believe that radical Hindu groups are more of a threat than the Lashkar-e-Toiba is not just bizarrebut very scary There are those who dismissed Rahuls comments as stupidity but to do this is to absolve him of responsibility for what he said Besidesthere seems to be more to what Rahul Gandhi told the American ambassador if you keep in mind what another Congress general secretaryDigvijay Singhrecently said about Hemant Karkares tragic death He later clarified that he had not meant that the terrorist attack on Mumbai was the work of Hindu terrorists but has not explained why he was releasing a book calledRSS ki saazish26/11 This absurdly titled book has been written by a Muslim journalist and if Digvijay Singh was not sympathetic to the idea mentioned so explicitly in the titlewhat was he doing at the books release When Rahul Gandhis comments to the American ambassador became public last weekhe responded by saying that all terrorism and communalism was dangerous for India This goes without saying but what does not go without saying is why senior leaders of the Congress Party are playing such dangerous games with these two evil cousins Is it because the drubbing in Bihar has caused temporary insanity Is it because Rahul is so unnerved about reducing (despite his best efforts) the Congress Partys seats in the Bihar legislature to four that he is listening to old type advisors The kind who believe the only way for the Congress to revive itself in northern India is by exploiting those ancient divisions of caste and creed If this is soRahul Gandhis future looks very bleak If there is a lesson he can learn from Bihar it is that even in our poorestmost backward stateit is no longer possible to fool voters (either Hindu or Muslim) into being misled by false divisions of caste and creed Nitish Kumar won a second term because people could see the roadsschools and hospitals he built ButI digress from the main point of this piece which is to assert as firmly as I possibly can that national security is sacrosanct If at the highest levels of the Congress Party there are people who believe that the Lashkar-e-Toiba is less dangerous for India than homegrown Hindu radical groupsthen Pakistan has won not just on the terrorist front but on the propaganda front as well Lets stop sending Islamabad those dossiers and lists of jihadi terrorists 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