PwC sells remaining Rok units

first_img KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp PwC sells remaining Rok units Thursday 18 November 2010 8:13 pm ADMINISTRATORS have been forced to break up the remainder of troubled housing group Rok after a sole buyer failed to materialise. Just 500 jobs out of a workforce of 3,800 look set to be saved after PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found buyers for only parts of the firm.PwC said that it had sold parcels of the construction and social house building division to Mansell Construction Services, a subsidiary of Balfour Beatty, saving 381 jobs. The reprieved section is made up of construction operations in Milton Keynes, Gatwick and Heathrow and the social house building businesses based in the South West and North West of England.In a further development, sources close to housing maintenance firm Mears Group, claimed that it was saving more than 100 jobs in the South West.But the majority of the firm’s employees are being made redundant after earlier expressions of interest to buy the whole group collapsed. PwC are retaining a team of 200 people across the group to help wind up the business but these jobs will go once the parent group closes.According to PwC, Rok which built and maintained social housing, was a casualty of public sector cuts and the construction slump. PwC Jeremy Webb joint administrator said: “We are delighted that we have been able to secure a sale of part of the business hence preserving employment for 381 people. “This is tinged with disappointment that there was not sufficient interest in the other parts and hence the redundancies that have been made today.” whatsappcenter_img Share More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Morale hits record high in Germany

first_img whatsapp Monday 21 February 2011 8:13 pm Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com GERMAN business confidence surprised observers by rising to another record high in February, the well regarded Ifo index showed yesterday.The measure of business climate in the Eurozone powerhouse upticked to 111.2, from 110.3 last month. It marked the ninth straight month of private sector pick up, and bodes well for German GDP.“After its winter dip, the German economy should return to above-trend speed very soon,” said ING’s Carsten Brzeski. “The economy will continue to fly high this year. Due to the well-balanced export mix, foreign trade will remain an important growth driver.”Manufacturing was the strongest sector according to the Ifo survey, mirroring results from Markit’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI), also released yesterday.Factory sector PMI struck a record high of 62.6 in February, according to the mid-month “flash” estimate.And the whole German private sector scored its highest rate of growth for over four-and-a-half years, reaching 61.5. PMI scores over 50 indicate economic expansion.“Today’s results confirm our view that German real GDP growth should account for at least one per cent quarter on quarter for the first three months of 2011,” Frank Engels of Barclays Capital. Meanwhile, French PMI also rose, to a six month high of 59.5. However, the rise was driven by an increase in service sector activity, with jumped over the 60 mark (from 57.8), a seven month high.“The two biggest economies of the Eurozone, accounting for around half of overall euro area GDP, are going strong,” said Ken Wattret of BNP Paribas. Morale hits record high in Germany last_img read more

National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgNational Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNational Investment Trust Limited is a privately owned investment trust company that provides services for individuals and corporate investors. The company engages in the launching and management of equity and fixed income mutual funds for its clients. NITL invests in equity and fixed income markets. National Investment Trust Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) HY2016 Presentation

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2016 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Too Much, Too Soon: Vulnerability and the risk of schoolboy doping

first_img Too Much, Too Soon: Harry Robinson on preparing for the future Too Much, Too Soon: the strain on young referees Too Much, Too Soon: the strain on young referees Too Much, Too Soon: Harry Robinson on preparing for the future Too Much, Too Soon: The French gateway for South African rugby talent Too Much, Too Soon: the strain on young… Too Much, Too Soon: Harry Robinson on preparing… Too Much, Too Soon: The French gateway for… Collapse Talking of scrutiny, Backhouse also pushes the need to recognise vulnerability and to reframe the issue of doping so we recognise the role of environmental conditions, rather than just slating an athlete for poor personal choice. This would mean acknowledging that young athletes may have a diminished capacity to cope with, resist or recover from challenges and threats within such an environment, which Backhouse calls the dopogenic environment.As Backhouse says: “Let’s look at our environments and ask: are we truly creating a clean sport environment and have we got things in place that are constantly nudging players to make appropriate decisions that are within the rules of sport? We need to think about their welfare and their health as a priority first and foremost. That’s recognising vulnerabilities and putting appropriate support in place. I think that is critical.” What can drive a young player to use prohibited substances? We spoke to Professor Sue Backhouse from Leeds Beckett University Expand Keep rugby clean: Anti-doping is a major talking point in rugby (Getty Images) Too Much, Too Soon: The French gateway for South African rugby talent Too Much, Too Soon: Vulnerability and the risk of schoolboy dopingWhen addressing the risk of doping with young rugby players, the language we use is important.“Our interest is understanding what drives youth behaviour,” explains Sue Backhouse, Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Nutrition and the Director of Research for Sport and Exercise Science in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University, who produced a study in 2018 that highlighted the vulnerability of schoolboys looking for an edge.“That means trying to understand things from the perspective of the person, and not to judge their actions through the lens of the stigmatising media headlines, such as ‘filthy cheat’ and ‘dirty athlete’.“There’s more complexity to doping in sport and often (young players caught out) are exposed to opportunities and situated within environments that might, in itself, be nudging them towards wrongdoing. As a research team we really want to get underneath that behaviour and ask the questions of not only athletes and players, but also athlete support personnel that engage and support the players and the broader team.”Long-read: Our latest special report is in the April edition of Rugby WorldIn Leeds Beckett’s 2018 research, 771 schoolboys from 42 English counties and 135 teachers and coaches from schools and colleges across England took part in a survey. There were also one-to-one interviews carried out with 25 schoolboys and five teachers. Of the total, 53% of the young athletes were rugby union players.According to Backhouse, the drive to study vulnerability for this group, from the Rugby Football Union’s point of view, was borne of concerns around an increased number of positive doping cases coming out of schools, as well as a desire to learn more about the ‘why?’However, in our recent long-read ‘Too Much, Too Soon’ we mentioned a line from the 2020 paper Applied Sport Science for Male Age-Grade Rugby Union in England, in which it was stated: “Despite the importance, the prevalence of systematic psychological inquiry into both senior and youth populations worldwide in the sport is scarce. To date, five studies have investigated the psychological challenges and developmental demands faced by age-grade RU players.”Backhouse also mentions this lack of research in relation to the study of doping behaviours underneath the elite level – a scarcity that can pose a challenge for the field. Without a real evidence base, without understanding, Backhouse asks: “How do you design education programmes and interventions that are going to get to some of the behavioural issues at play, if you don’t know more about the behaviours you are trying to sustain or change?”Spread the word: The anti-doping message in 2014 (Getty Images)We have all heard anecdotes and rumours of doping in the youth game around the world. How we scrutinise the issue will define our next steps to combatting a problem that has become one of the game’s hottest talking points.Backhouse says of Leeds Beckett’s approach: “We’re obviously looking at the use of prohibited substances and methods – that’s one of ten anti-doping rule violations, or ADRVs– and we consider such use at different levels, from youth to older athletes. We’re also looking at the ADRV, complicity, in terms of not reporting wrongdoing because of the fear of speaking up about doping. So we’re trying to be holistic in the way that we research this problem… And the problem’s not going away.“We’re also interested in looking at the ‘detection-deterrent’ approach, which is really ‘let’s do more tests’. The elite sport system has been doing that for a long time and yet this threat to the integrity of sport still persists. And increasingly, some of the bigger cases where people have the courage to speak up, they’re showing that all of these sophisticated systems in place are still being circumvented.”Related: Doping in South African schools rugby LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Expand You can read our original special report – Too Much, Too Soon – in the current issue of Rugby World. Please follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Another interesting issue to arise from Leeds Beckett’s research was when some participants copped to a knowledge of where to find prohibited substances like anabolic steroids. Furthermore there was a fear that many young athletes were blindly following gym programmes, without knowing why they were doing certain numbers of reps of an exercise with certain bits of equipment.The two things can be tangentially linked – the lack of targeted, tailored strength and conditioning programmes could potentially increase risk of athletes looking for alternative ways to get stronger or put on mass.The theme of naivety – for kids and adults – is prevalent here. Backhouse tells us: “What we found from the research with the schoolboys is that they are a vulnerable group because they are exposed to online media sources and that’s a main source of information.“They go to YouTube, for example, to find out about supplements – (for some) it is their guiding light in terms of what to use and why. And they’ll check on the reviews online to see whether people have found them to be effective or not. The vulnerability then comes from not necessarily understanding what their dietary needs may be, because they’re not being supported by qualified professionals, arguably, to assess that need for supplementation.Related: Doping in rugby – an investigation“We also found they were vulnerable as they didn’t understand the risks that can be inherent in the use of food supplements. Not all food supplements are bad but there are many supplements on the market and not every manufacturer adheres to good manufacturing practice. That supplements could contain adulterants and contaminants that could be on the prohibited list, and more importantly could also be harmful for their health – they were just not aware of that. They were naive on the risks that are associated with supplement use.“So there’s two issues there. They were not necessarily aware of their needs and if they were seeking information they were going online to find it. And more so, they were not then necessarily aware of the risks there.”Are you aware of the dangers, what to look out for and where to source supplements from reputable producers? Backhouse believes in the importance of education for teachers and coaches working with young athletes too.“I think there was surprise at just how unaware (many coaches and teachers) were of potential risks of supplement use,” Backhouse surmised. The hope is that we see all adults who look to help schoolboy players progress, seeking support from qualified professionals wherever they can.last_img read more

Wine Wednesday: The Many Shades of Rosé Wine

first_img Please enter your comment! Run for the RosésBy Lynn AubreySpring is here! In the wine world, spring means new releases of the ever popular shades of rosé wine.The Rosé craze has been growing over the years and now offers many new multi-global choices. From bone dry to sweet, there is a rosé for everyone.Most Rosé wine is produced from red grape varietals making slight to longer contact of the grape skin with the wine during the process. The longer contact will lead to a darker color. This method is the most common and is known as the maceration method.The red varietals grapes used in rosé making are usually indigenous to the red wine most produced in that area. For instance Spanish rosé may utilize Tempranillo or garnacha. Ana Oregon rosé may be Pinot Noir based, Argentina roses may use Malbec, Syrah, Italy may be Sangiovese based.The most popular dry choices come from Provence, France.These southern France beauties offer a wonderful balance of dry, crisp, light pink color, with flavors of strawberry, watermelon, slight rose petals and balanced minerality. These wines can pair well with all kinds of food from light salads to heartier fare.Other popular Rosés in France such as Tavel, Rhone, Bordeaux, Loire just to name a few.Choices from Loire from D’Anjou region are slightly sweet and make a great choice for wine drinkers who like sweeter options.South America offers some wonderful rosé wines. Some are darker pink in color and fuller body wines. Ripe strawberry, raspberry and some slightly off dry.Spain offers some zesty, fruit forward rosés.  By the way, rosé is known as “rosado” in Spain. Spanish rosado is always a great value and very food friendly.Italian rosés are often called “rosato” and are another great choice with vast array of styles and regions represented. Ripe strawberry, raspberry, jasmine, almonds commonly lead to the profiles of these ever popular rosato offerings.Don’t be afraid to experiment or ask me to make some suggestions!Lynn Aubrey is the Wine Specialty Buyer at the Whole Foods Market in Altamonte Springs. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Previous articleApopka High School Senior Named OCPS Super ScholarNext articleThe Apopka Police Department Needs Your Help Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

Cookies and Milk with a Cop this morning

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Today at 10:30 a.m. take your children/grandchildren to the North Orange Library in Apopka to meet Apopka police officers for cookies and milk and stories read by an APD officer. This is a time for children to interact with local police officers in a fun and informative way. Sponsored by North Orange Library, Apopka Police Department, and Apopka McDonald’s on Main Street.The North Orange County Branch Library is at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.The Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous article663 vote-by-mail ballots received for Apopka electionsNext articleHow do trees protect lakes from stormwater pollution? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Workers’ assemblies

first_imgThis is a slightly edited version of a talk given during the“What Road to Socialism?” webinar held by Workers World Party on May 16.The U.S. claims to be a democracy, but this claim is totally divorced from the reality of class struggle. The wealthy ruling class, which owns most of our economy through the stock market and banking system, also has complete ownership of our electoral process. The politicians we elect are the servants of capitalists, who will never do anything to harm the interests of their masters.This is not a democracy; it is a dictatorship of the rich. True democracy would reflect the popular will of the masses, the bulk of whom belong to the working class. Socialist revolutions aim to take control of the means of production — the levers which control our economy — and establish rule by the working class. That’s why workers’ assemblies are so important, because they can become an engine of workers’ democracy and workers’ control over the economy.The history of socialist revolutions is the history of political base-building. Before the October Revolution of 1917, workers organized into political bodies to control their political and economic lives. This went beyond unionizing. Workers’ councils, even without the sanction of the government, decided the most important political questions of the time. They were the government of a state unto themselves, a workers’ state that fought for the interests of their class.Just as in 1917, the problems we face today can only be solved by a united working class. We need workers’ assemblies to take control of our economy. We need health care and housing to fall under the control of workers’ assemblies. If a business decides its workers are essential, then it’s essential that workers’ assemblies control that business. This is what we mean when we say, “All power to the workers’ assemblies.”Comrades in Workers World Party’s Durham branch have already taken the lead in building workers’ assemblies. There, workers are banding together and vowing to organize the South. And that movement is spreading.The movement is spreading because workers understand that if we don’t organize, we won’t win. Workers understand that if we turn away from building a mass base, we are conceding victory to the ruling class. And workers understand that, in this moment in history, we can’t accept defeat. We have to demand victory.We have to do this now. Nonunion workers must be unionized, and unionized workers must be radicalized. Tenants, apartment blocks and entire neighborhoods must be brought together to fight landlords, developers and police oppression. Socialists must seed ourselves throughout the working class to provide political agitation, education and organization.This is our moral duty — to unite the working class, to build a workers’ democracy, to use all our energy to defy the capitalist ruling class.Motema (he/him) is a contributing editor of Workers World Newspaper and a member of  Workers World Party’s New York City branch. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Scheme to reduce vacant property rates

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleShannon figures soarNext articleWind weather alert downgraded John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printcenter_img NewsScheme to reduce vacant property ratesBy John Keogh – January 15, 2015 690 TAGSbusinessCllr James Collinscommercial rateslimerickLimerick City and County Councilvacant properties Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Limerick County Council meet for the last time after 115 years in existence A NEW Business Incentive Scheme aimed at providing some financial relief for the owners of vacant properties was introduced as part of Limerick City and County Council’s 2015 budget.Rather than a universal bill of 50 per cent of the going annual commercial rate, as had already been the case in Limerick city, a sliding scale of charges will now be introduced.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a move that is aimed at softening the blow for the owners of smaller or rural commercial properties, charges will now be dependent on the rate that the property would be liable for if it was occupied.Properties that incur a commercial rate of less than €2,500 will now pay nothing, those liable for rates of €2,500 to €9,999 will pay 50 per cent, while those eligible for rates in excess of €10,000 will pay 75 per cent of the commercial rate.It is hoped that the scheme will be of benefit to the owners of small businesses that have ceased trading, who do not have the means to pay high commercial rates.Cllr James Collins, leader of the Fianna Fáil metropolitan group, told the Limerick Post: “The rationale behind this is there is a belief that there are people who own large commercial properties in the city centre, and they’re happy to sit on those properties and leave them vacant rather than allowing their competitors to move in.“So we asked if we could devise a sliding scale where the larger properties pay a higher percentage and smaller properties with a smaller rental value pay a lower percentage, if any.” Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Texas Governor Signs $1.6B Hurricane Harvey Relief Bill

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: flooding hurricanes Natural Disasters Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a $1.6 billion storm and flood resilience plan. Abbott signed the bill Thursday in Houston, which was hit by Hurricane Harvey in two years ago.“Thanks to the work of the legislature, we are rebuilding Texas stronger and more resilient than ever,” said Governor Abbott, CBC DFW reports. “In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we saw the unshakable spirit of the Lone Star State through the generosity of Texans helping their neighbors. These important pieces of legislation are a symbol of that spirit, as well as a sign of Texas’ commitment to improving the way we respond to natural disasters.”The legislature also voted to appropriate $3 billion in relief for Harvey-impacted areas from the Rainy Day Fund, and Abbot notes that the storm cleanup and readiness package will mitigate damage from the next catastrophic storm. “Thanks to the work of the legislature, we are rebuilding Texas stronger and more resilient than ever,” Abbot added. “In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we saw the unshakable spirit of the Lone Star State through the generosity of Texans helping their neighbors. These important pieces of legislation are a symbol of that spirit, as well as a sign of Texas’ commitment to improving the way we respond to natural disasters.”Nationally, President Donald Trump recently signed a bill which provides $19.1 billion in recovery funds for disaster-affected areas. The Act directs federal agencies to release the $16 billion in disaster funds Congress approved in early 2018 following Hurricane Harvey to different states and territories—including more than $4 billion to Texas—within 60 days.“After Harvey hit, I fought alongside the Texas delegation to secure additional funds for Harvey survivors,” said U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul. “Unfortunately, the agencies tasked with distributing these funds did not respond with the same urgency.”According to the Texas Tribune, Texas has already received billions of dollars for Harvey recovery, but each bucket of money is designated for a specific purpose. The $4.3 billion that Congress approved for Texas last February is part of a HUD grant program designed “to help cities, counties, and States recover from Presidentially declared disasters, especially in low-income areas.”The Five Star Conference will host its Disaster Preparedness Symposium on July 31 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Natural disasters impact investors, service providers, mortgage servicers, government agencies, legal professionals, lenders, property preservation companies, and—most importantly—homeowners. The 2019 Five Star Disaster Preparedness Symposium will include critical conversations on response, reaction and assistance, to ensure the industry is ready to lend the proper support the next time a natural disaster strikes. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. June 13, 2019 1,840 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Texas Governor Signs $1.6B Hurricane Harvey Relief Bill Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago flooding hurricanes Natural Disasters 2019-06-13 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Texas Governor Signs $1.6B Hurricane Harvey Relief Bill The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Previous: Choosing Real Estate Agents With an Investment Edge Next: Michael Blair Joins LoanCare as Chief Administrative Officer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more