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Kings College Hospital appoints TDA to manage appeals

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Kings College Hospital has selected marketing agency TDA to support its £40 million portfolio of appeals.Imminent projects include an appeal for the Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and the Mountbatten appeal. Marketing activity will focus on major corporate donors and grant makers as well as the general public. John Blackhurst was appointed Director of Fundraising at the hospital 18 months ago. He commented: “Kings College is one of the UK’s largest hospitals. It has a local, national and international reputation for excellence and treats over 300,000 patients every year. We chose to work with TDA because it combines creativity with sound strategic thought.” Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 July 2004 | News Kings College Hospital appoints TDA to manage appeals 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.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 16, 2021

One in four web applications susceptible to high risk security flaws

first_imgThe utilities and legal sectors had the best performance against the average, as no high-risk vulnerabilities were found, compared to an average of one per test across all sectors.The presence of any high level vulnerability can allow unauthourised external users to obtain system access and these flaws are often widely known and exploited by attackers.NTA found the three most common high risks to be:• A SQL injection attack, which enables attackers to modify the database queries initiated from an application.• A cross-site scripting attack, which enables a hostile website to cause potentially malicious code to be executed in a users browser.• A cross-request forgery attack, which enables a hostile Web site to make arbitrary HTTP requests to applications.The SQL injection attack is the only risk to also appear in the top three high risks of the 2008 report. Roy Hills, Technical Director at NTA Monitor, says: “All user-supplied data should be properly sanitised before returning it to the browser or storing it in a database. This reduces the threat of SQL injection, which is a consistently prevalent high risk throughout 2008 and 2009. SQL injection enables attackers to modify the database queries initiated from an application so users can delete, create or update database records.”Due to the findings in this report NTA recommends three key procedures that organisations can follow to reduce their risk:• Make sure all user-supplied data is properly sanitised before returning it to the browser or storing it in a database.• Organisations should switch from a persistent authentication method to a transient authentication method to help prevent cross-request forgery attacks.• An account lockout mechanism should be in place, to lock out accounts permanently or temporarily, to help prevent attackers from being able to brute force user accounts.The full report contains further recommendations and not only looks at the different types of vulnerabilities found in organisations, but also examines how all sectors fair against the average findings. It is available from NTA by emailing [email protected] NTA MonitorNTA Monitor, www.nta-monitor.com, is a market leading, innovative IT security testing, auditing and consultancy company that helps to protect its 600+ customers from loss of revenue and reputation.The company provides a range of security services including vulnerability testing, web application testing, wireless infrastructure testing, BlackBerry and laptop security testing, IT risk assessments, security policy and procedure reviews and network architecture auditing in order to help prevent unauthorised access to organisation’s networks and data. NTA regularly finds new vulnerabilities through its test projects and research and development programmes.NTA is a founder member of the CESG ‘CHECK’ scheme and the newly founded CREST (Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers). NTA is also an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).For further information, please contact:Jacqui Delbaere, Delbaere Public RelationsEmail: [email protected] Tel: 07770 828791 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 8 September 2009: NTA Monitor has reported a 10% increase in the total number of web applications found to have at least one high-risk security issue. 27% of all applications tested by NTA contained at least one high risk issue compared to 17% in the previous year. This represents a significant increase in the security exposure of the ‘average’ web application.These findings form part of NTA’s 2009 Annual Web Application Security Report, which analysed data gathered from web application security tests performed for a wide range of industry sectors across a 12-month period.When looking at specific sectors, the most dramatic change was seen within NTA’s charity and not-for-profit clients, where the average number of vulnerabilities more than tripled from 2008 to 2009. Those clients in the services sector, despite seeing a decrease in the average number of threats, from 2008 to 2009, had the highest number of high risks per test compared to all other sectors. Advertisementcenter_img One in four web applications susceptible to high risk security flaws Howard Lake | 8 September 2009 | News Tagged with: Digital Technologylast_img read more

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Rebellion forces charges against Baltimore cops

first_imgInternational Workers Day in Baltimore. Protesters defend rebellious youths.WW photo: Monica MooreheadIt is no coincidence that Baltimore’s state attorney, Marilyn Mosby, announced on May 1 that six police officers had been indicted and arrested for the murder of Freddie Grey, a day before a major march and rally had been scheduled to protest a lack of indictments and arrests of police since Grey’s death.An official autopsy on Grey has not been released yet, although it is public knowledge that at least 80 percent of his spine had been severed between the time of his arrest on April 12 and when he lapsed into a coma and died on April 19.  The charges against the officers, three white and three Black, range from involuntary manslaughter to second degree depraved heart murder, the latter charge meaning indifference to human life.The Fraternal Order of Police in Baltimore and legal experts have criticized the indictments, claiming that there is a “conflict of interest” between Mosby and her spouse, Nick Mosby, a member of the local city council who represents the district where Grey lived.  These critics also say that because there are no known eyewitnesses forthcoming in saying exactly what happened to Grey in the police van, convictions of the accused police officers will be next to impossible.  The police have called for a special prosecutor to replace Mosby, who is African American.The fact that any indictments against the police occurred at all is unprecedented. This is especially true in a majority Black inner city like Baltimore, where police terror including occupation is systemic and has lasted for decades.  Over the past three years, close to $6 million in compensation has been paid to victims who brought legal suits against the Baltimore Police Department for its brutality.The rebellion that took place in West Baltimore and then spread to East Baltimore’s commercial area on April 27 may have been ignited by Grey’s death, but it was a culmination of many years of pent up anger and frustration on the part of Black youth, who have been treated like prisoners in their own community. The cops have been their jailers and occupiers.Police riot caused rebellion  Eyewitnesses state that the police sparked the rebellion when they shut down the only way out of the area, closing off a nearby subway and major bus depot that hundreds of students use to get home from the nearby school. Cutting off this path trapped the students.Based on police rumors of a march from the high school, cops surrounded and trapped huge numbers of people in the area. Police have spread such rumors in the past to cause confusion and dissension among the masses and within the movement.Recently, cops spread a rumor that the Bloods and Crips youth gangs had united to put out a contract to kill police. This was a lie.  The truth was that these youth gangs had announced a truce with each other in order to unite and protest police repression.  They had marched together at an April 25 protest.Following Grey’s April 27 funeral, people as young as 12 years old were confronted with pepper pellets, a form of rubber bullets.  One of these pellets struck a reporter, Shawn Carrié, on the scene. The reporter was later arrested and spent 49 hours in jail, according to the May 2 issue of The Guardian. (theguardian.com)Stores at the Mondawmin Mall had windows smashed.  Youth then escaped the police and headed to nearby Pennsylvania Avenue, the closest commercial area, and finally to the intersection of North and Pennsylvania avenues in the Black community.WW correspondent Lamont Lilly, an eyewitness to the rebellion, described the conditions he saw in Baltimore:  “When you take your time and walk by foot, the intense degree of poverty completely paralyzes you. It shocked me, and I’m from the hood. The absurd amount of boarded homes is astounding. The makeshift neighborhoods, comprised of trash, forgotten debris and the countless number of dilapidated buildings, are an absolute travesty in this, the richest country on the planet.“The lack of grocery stores, playgrounds and recreation facilities is apparent. The community’s once beloved primary school was closed last year. The wasting away of Black bodies, good people and buried hope. The emphasis on protecting property over suffering people. While Freddie Grey was laid to rest today, these are the images that remain.”  (workers.org, April 28)As has been stated by People’s Power Assembly organizers, while the battle is far from over, the people in the street recognize that the indictments announced by the State’s Attorney’s Office were a direct result of the youth rebellion and the continuous protests led by the community since Freddie Grey’s death, which have been spectacular and ongoing.  The PPA is calling for a people’s tribunal against police violence and structural racism to be held in Baltimore on June 6.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Test anxiety, pressure on college students more common now than in past

first_imgMonica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ ReddIt Linkedin Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Linkedin Richardson recommends individuals suffering from test anxiety or any type of anxiety look into the app Headspace. Headspace helps users with meditation and mindfulness. According to the app, 90 percent of people with clinical anxiety levels experience much less when they meditate. | Photo from Headspace.Ross said test anxiety can be treated immediately and that it’s important that one who experiences it takes control of it in order to relax. It’s her job as a hypnotherapist to find what has triggered the anxiety.“When you finish your work, close your book and you can go have a good night’s sleep, you don’t need to wake up in the middle of night — be confident of the work you’ve always done,” Ross said. “When you’re calm and know you will reach that goal, you just need to follow through and you can do it if you’re calm and focused.”TCU Student Government Association’s Director of Wellness – Mental Health Madelon Allen said it’s important students are taking care of themselves, especially during final exams.“If a student is exhausted, physically or emotionally, it’ll be more difficult for them to handle the stress and anxiety of finals,” Allen said. “Try to get enough sleep and eat healthy snacks. Another big one that I know helps me is maintaining a positive attitude.“Don’t let your self-worth be dependent on your grades, set reasonable expectations for yourself,” she added. “There’s no benefit to negative thinking.”During final exams week, students can take advantage of SGA’s various stress reliever events.SGA is partnering with TCU Dining Services to offer free coffees and $1 off specialty drinks at Bistro Burnett, Union Grounds and The Press. The organization is also providing free school supplies at the Library Services desk in the library.Kat Klein, student body vice president of operations, said the events SGA is hosting are to help with students’ concerns regarding stress and energy.“It is our goal to help alleviate the stresses of finals by providing free energy and enjoyment for students for free and discounted prices,” Klein said.If you are feeling anxiety and/or pressure and are seeking help, call the Crisis Call Center, open 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 and/or TCU’s Counseling and Mental Health Center at 817-257-7863. For more information on test anxiety, visit here.  Facebook Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course printFinal exam season is here at TCU, where students must complete tests, projects, papers and presentations in order to conclude the semester.The increase in schoolwork sometimes accompanies an increase in feelings of pressure — pressure on college students to perform well.“My parents have always pushed me to get really good grades and do really well in school,” senior food management major Hanna Chait said. “They’ll call me and ask how school is going and I’ll just say that it’s fine and change the subject because I don’t know how to tell them I got a C on my testm even though I studied for it for a week.”“Trying to please my parents is so hard,” she added.Other students agreed that trying to please parents is one aspect of the pressures surrounding academics.“Sixty-thousand dollars a year is a lot of money, and to not perform I feel it’s almost disrespectful to be failing a grade or something like that. It puts a lot of pressure on me to do well because I don’t want to disappoint my parents or disrespect them in any way, so I should re-pay them by doing well and being successful,” first-year business major Justin Raff said.One student said the most pressure she experiences to do well academically is the pressure she places on herself.“It’s just an internal drive I have, I don’t get it from my parents — they’re the ones telling me, ‘You need to relax more, you’ll get a job, you’re a good student,’” senior nursing major Jesslyn Lane said. “Sometimes I hate the pressure I put on myself and wish I could relax more. I definitely think it has helped me succeed and do well but I think sometimes I can take it to an unhealthy extent.”American college students today experience higher amounts of stress than any time in the nation’s history — 30 percent of first-year college students in 2012 reported being frequently overwhelmed and the amount of women reporting feeling frequently overwhelmed was at 40.5 percent. When the question was initially asked in 1985, stress levels were less than half the current numbers.Data confirms an increase in stress levels since the 1980s. One study found the average high school student in 2000 had the same anxiety levels as the average psychiatric patient did in the 1950s.So why do college students feel pressure now more than ever before?Surroundings matter Leigh Richardson, founder of the Brain Performance Center and expert in the neuroscience field, said the world we now live in plays a part as a source of pressure.“We live in such an immediate world now that expectations and people’s expectations on us and us on ourselves and us on others is much higher than it used to be,” Richardson said.Richardson said she thinks that in general today, everybody feels more pressure to perform and do well due to environmental pressures.“When I grew up, I never heard of anything like 9/11 or the Paris bombing, it’s a totally different world that we live in now. Trauma, I think, is a part of our daily life,” she said. “I do think the environmental pressures make us more vulnerable and I think that we’re more acknowledging and accepting of mental health, vulnerabilities, and I think that we’re more prone to look for an immediate answer.”Clinical hypnotherapist Barbara Ross said the pressure for perfection sometimes originates in the home environment.“I think the different genders quite often look to their parents or brothers and sisters of the same gender,” Ross said. “For instance, if a father has a perfection thing, then the son, if they’re growing up, never feels they can make the mark and it seems like an impossible task, and the same with females. A female will look at the other females in the household and the male will tend to look at the other males.”A world where everyone seems to know what’s going on with others can contribute to already present pressures some students experience in the academic realm.Ross said the pressure from today’s society is terrible. She said society promotes the successful person and not the mediocre, and this is problematic because not everyone can be on top.“Everything is done on the computer and everybody exaggerates too, on Facebook, everybody is saying ‘Look at where I’m going’ or ‘Look at what I’m doing,’” Ross said. “Everything is instant gratification — with your achievements, people know very fast if someone is doing extremely well, but on the other hand, people know if you’re not doing well.”“Twenty years ago, it was just your friends,” she added. “Now, everybody seems to know what’s going on.” Twitter Monica is a senior journalism major and political science minor and film double minor from Houston, TX. Previous articleParks department plans to restore neglected neighborhoodNext articleThe changing nature of “Club Lib” Monica Dziak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Facebook Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Jesslyn Lane (bottom row, third from left), a senior nursing major, said sometimes the competitive environment in nursing amplifies the pressure she already puts on herself to do well in school. “It’s just the environment we put ourselves in and everyone is just always pushing each other, so I think maybe it just makes it worse for me,” she said. | Photo courtesy of Jesslyn Lane.Hitting the books Schoolwork also may have gotten harder and more demanding, thus intensifying the pressures and anxieties college students feel today.Richard Enos, a professor in the department of English, has been teaching for 43 years. He said he taught his first graduate course as a professor in 1973 and the material he taught then is material he is teaching now for undergraduates.“I’ve often thought, ‘If I was a student right now, it would be a load,’” Enos said. “I do think there’s more pressure and the complexities of it are clearly more evident to me.”He attributed the way some students feel during finals and also year-round in college to an increased emphasis placed on higher education and competition in academia.“We see a lot more schools competing with each other for the best students, we’ve ratcheted up the academics to attract those students, and students themselves on their part are realizing if they want to do well, they’ll get funding, scholarships and to get into programs,” he said. “So everybody is ramping up.”Mauricio Papini, psychology department chair and professor, said schoolwork has become more accessible.“Given trends in grade inflation, one would have to assume that either young people during the last 20 years or so are incredibly more intelligent than it was the case before, or teaching practices have become more accessible,” Papini said.Evidently, the nation is surely “ramping up” — in fall 2016, 20.5 million Americans were expected to attend an American university or college, an increase of about 5.2 million since fall 2000, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).Additionally, in the 2016-2017 school year, NCES predicts American colleges and universities will “award 1,018,000 associate’s degrees; 1.9 million bachelor’s degrees; 798,000 master’s degrees and 181,000 doctor’s degrees,” when just two years ago in 2014, the number of awards given out were much lower.  Bluebonnet Circle workout studio owner stresses importance of community Unpaid internships: history, insight and TCU students’ stories Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Students with learning disabilities feel well accommodated at TCU Barbara Ross, a certified clinical hypnotherapist, said pressure to perform well academically comes from a culture of immediacy, where “everybody seems to know what’s going on,” she said. | Photo from Archway Hypnosis.Pressure from peers can play a role in a student’s academic achievements. Lane said that the competitive environment in nursing affects her.“Everyone is always working really hard, so it’s not that I’m super competitive with other people with grades, but it’s just the environment we put ourselves in and everyone is just always pushing each other so I think maybe it just makes it worse for me,” Lane said. The pressure college students experience comes from recent increased academic performance and success nation-wide. The National Center for Education Statistics reported that in fall 2016, 20.5 million Americans were expected to attend college in the country — an increase of about 5.2 million since fall 2000. | Photo from Institute of Aviation.Papini said that professors sometimes feel pressure, too when it comes to students wanting to succeed in a course.“There are also individual differences in how professors approach teaching. Some want to be popular, some want to be fair, some try to challenge their students, and others just repeat what is in the textbooks,” he said. “Different styles would experience student pressure in different ways, but a student wanting to succeed is a great pressure to have for a professor, so long as the student matches his or her drive for success with hard work and creativity.”Academic expectations, competition and performance are increasing constantly in the U.S.“Kids are expected to be high achievers in everything, expectations are so high; therefore, the pressure is high,” Ross said. “I also think that because school children, say, from middle school onwards, start having so much homework and they don’t go out like they did 20 years ago and 30 years ago and just run around and play sports and play in the streets — and that’s a great stress reliever — and so now it’s all about computer work, achieving and getting the gold academically.”Test anxiety The pressure to perform academically may lead to test anxiety in some individuals, a psychological condition where one feels extreme distress and anxiety in testing situations.Test anxiety may stem from an adrenaline rush, a student’s expectations, past poor testing experiences and/or a lack of preparation.“Ever since I could remember, I have been horrible at taking tests, they terrify me,” Christopher Pozzi said, a senior communication studies major. “The worst part about them is that I feel like I know a large portion of all the information that I am usually tested on; however, the idea of forgetting all the information almost makes me more nervous when I’m about to take the test and can’t think when actually sitting for the test.”Pozzi is not alone.The American Test Anxiety Association reported about 16 to 20 percent of students have high test anxiety — “the most prevalent scholastic impairment of our schools today.” Additionally, 18 percent of students have moderately-high test anxiety.Test anxious students usually also have poorer study and test-taking skills than students who do not report having test anxiety, for they tend to score half a grade below their low anxiety peers.Chait said she becomes very anxious when taking an exam in class. She said she has tried different studying and memorization techniques, as well as tutors, and that none of it seems to help her.“When I get into an exam I’ll freeze up and I just stare at a wall for 20 minutes because I don’t know an answer and I run out of time on my test,” she said. “I’ll sit in class, I’ll take notes and know all the information and can recite it and apply it, but then I go into my test and I can’t do anything because I don’t know the answers — even though I do — but I psych myself out a lot and I always end up not doing well.”Pozzi said his test anxiety comes from a combination of the work load in college and also from a “place of nervousness.”“I had it a bit when [growing up], but ever since the stakes got higher and the material got more complicated, I get more nervous when going into a test,” he said. “I feel like the anxiety comes from a place of nervousness that I will not do well and disappoint those that are investing in me, like my parents and professors.”Lane experiences test anxiety more so before the actual test occurs rather than when taking it.“If I have a test the next morning, I’ll usually not go to bed until maybe 2 or 3, then I’ll get up again at 5:30 and study the last few hours before because I get super anxious and can’t really sleep, so the only thing I can do to help myself feel better is to study more,” Lane said. “When it comes to actually sitting and taking a test I’m usually okay — I don’t freeze up — but it’s kind of just like the days and last hours leading up, I’ll drink a ton of coffee and can get really stressed out and can feel my heart race.”With test anxiety, there is usually some fear involved which manifests itself physically.Richardson said there is a correlation between how the student feels physically and what is occurring in the brain at that moment.“Some people, anytime they hear the word test, their hands will start shaking or sweating, or they’ll get dizzy — all of those are physiological responses to what’s going on on a neurological level,” Richardson said. “Everything you do or don’t do is driven by what’s going on in the brain or not going on in the brain and that’s where it starts. So if we just calm the brain down, then they can go in and take the test and they can perform well.”Enos said that part of the reason students are so anxious during final exams is because they’re given at the end of a semester when “the tank is empty.”“They’re exhausted — let’s say a semester is 16 weeks, and let’s say the midterm is eight weeks, but in terms of energy expended, most students spend as much energy in the last four to five weeks as the first 11 or 12,” Enos said. “So when they get to the last part of the last part it would be like me asking you to run a mile as fast as you can and as soon as you finish me say ‘Okay, now go run a 200-meter.’”Test anxiety: Is there a cure?While test anxiety may be difficult for some college students, there are ways to cope, somewhat reduce the stress and possibly rid of it entirely.Sometimes the student needs to simply relax.“Sometimes studying is getting away from the studying — go for a walk, watch a movie, play with your dog, get away from it for a while,” Enos said. “I tell students ‘You should not think about me for a while, go realize there’s this whole other life out there.’”The TCU English professor tells his students to go into his office and talk with him if they’re feeling stressed or need a boost of confidence regarding their performance.“Sometimes it’s just a reassurance thing, sometimes students just need to hear the professor say ‘You’re doing a good job,’” he said.Using apps can be helpful to reduce test anxiety, too. Richardson said Head Space is a mindfulness app that can help students get into a meditated state.“There’s a guy at Harvard that does a lot of research on mindfulness and he says 47 percent of us are either lost in the past or worried about the future, and staying present, staying in the moment can be very, very hard, so I think doing things like that app, doing some yoga and getting in touch with their spiritual side can be helpful,” Richardson said. Monica Dziak TCU considering on-campus centralized testing center A growing number of American college students are experiencing pressure and test anxiety now more than before. | Photo from the University of New Orleans. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years ReddIt + posts last_img read more

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Stater Bros Extending Pay Incentive

first_img Community News 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. Business News More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAre You His Ms. Right? 12 Signs He Thinks You AreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Stater Bros Extending Pay Incentive By ARON BENDER Published on Friday, May 22, 2020 | 2:37 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Top of the News 31 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Stater Bros. Markets is extending a $2 per hour wage incentive for the company’s hourly employees, including those at the Pasadena location at 1390 Allen Ave.The company says the extension through June 14 includes all workers in stores, distribution, transportation, corporate offices and construction.“I am extraordinarily proud of the commitment and dedication our employees display every day and this wage incentive recognizes their tireless efforts,” CEO Pete Van Helden said in a statement.Stater Bros. is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., with Tuesdays and Fridays 7 to 8 a.m. dedicated exclusively for senior shoppers. Make a comment Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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California Judge Dismisses $16 Million Verdict Against Servicer

first_img Previous: GDP Growth Slows Down But Still Beats Predictions for Q3 Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 10/30/2014  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago October 30, 2014 1,211 Views Home / Daily Dose / California Judge Dismisses $16 Million Verdict Against Servicer California Foreclosure Mortgage Servicers 2014-10-30 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img California Judge Dismisses $16 Million Verdict Against Servicer Related Articles A California judge dismissed a $16.2 million verdict a jury awarded to a California homeowner in July after the homeowner sued mortgage servicer PHH Mortgage to stop foreclosure proceedings on his home.Yuba County Superior Court Judge Stephen Berrier said in his ruling that there was no “substantial evidence” to support homeowner Phillip Linza’s claims of negligence, intentional misrepresentation, interference, and infliction of emotional distress on the part of PHH. Linza had been awarded $15.7 million in punitive damages and more than $500,000 in compensatory damages in July after a 17-day jury trial.Berrier ruled that Linza was not entitled to compensatory or punitive damages, but the judge did not dismiss the homeowner’s claims of breach of contract and good faith, which came to nearly $160,000. The judge acknowledged in his ruling that PHH made “inconsistent demands for payment arguably repudiating the modification contract,” and that aside from threatening Linza with foreclosure, the company “refused to return his many calls or to apologize for or correct its errors, refused to enter into a new agreement and even ridiculed his plight.” Despite this, the judge said there was no evidence to support Linza’s claims that PHH was negligent or guilty of fraud.”The trial court has confirmed our belief that the previous verdict was not supported by the facts presented in this case or by applicable law,” PHH spokesperson Dico Akseraylian said in a prepared statement. “We take our responsibilities to borrowers seriously and remain committed to meeting all of our obligations as a servicer.”Linza, who is from Plumas Lake, California, had entered into a loan modification contact with third-party servicer PHH in 2010 to reduce his monthly mortgage payment on the Sacramento-area home he bought four years earlier. Linza claims PHH kept raising the amount of his monthly payment, and when efforts to resolve the discrepancies were not successful, Linza refused to pay. PHH then began foreclosure proceedings on Linza’s home in 2012, and he sued to block the procedure.Despite the judge’s dismissal of punitive and compensatory damages, Linza’s attorney, Stephen Foondos of United Law Center, was pleased with the outcome and that Linza was awarded $160,000.”This is the first case of its kind,” Foondos said. “California homeowners in general need to look at this as an absolute victory. This sets a precedent for homeowners, and many of them have much worse cases than Mr. Linza. He wasn’t foreclosed on, and many of them have been foreclosed on. This is a wonderful victory for homeowners who might look at this $160,000 verdict as something that is attainable to them.”Foondos said he plans to appeal the dismissal of the compensatory and punitive damages because he believes the judge committed an “abuse of discretion” by “taking it out of the jury’s hands and mischaracterizing testimony” heard in the court. One of the main points of the case revolves around defining exactly what “severe” is, Foondos said.”He’s teed this up as high as possible for us to hit and we’re going to slam it down the fairway,” Foondos said. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: California Foreclosure Mortgage Servicerslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 27, 2021

4,000 school children in Donegal are in class sizes of between 30 and 40

first_img Twitter 4,000 school children in Donegal are in class sizes of between 30 and 40 Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – September 6, 2010 Newsx Adverts Pinterestcenter_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Figures showing that almost 4,000 primary school children in Donegal are in class sizes of between 30 and 40 has been described as ‘shocking’.Just under 20% of primary school children in the county are in classes of 30 or more.Nationally one-fifth of children are now in classes of 30 or more.And Donegal North-East Deputy Joe McHugh says by building new classrooms we will solve the problem and also be creating jobs.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/joe1pm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleCricket – Strabane Win Section One TitleNext articleRSA plans will do nothing to stop carnage on our roads – Cllr Harte News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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Huge interest in Heritage Week in Donegal with record number of events

first_img By admin – August 5, 2015 Pinterest Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry It’s emerged that Donegal has the highest number of Heritage Week events per head of populaton in the country.National Heritage Week gets underway on Saturday fortnight, with 110 events already confirmed, and more to come.Dr Joseph Gallagher is the Heritage Officer with Donegal County Council. He days it’s become a very important part of the national calendar………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/jogalheritage.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Huge interest in Heritage Week in Donegal with record number of events WhatsApp Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews Previous articleOver 70% of houses built in the first half of this year were one off single homesNext articleParents say limited Urris school transport reprieve will create its own problems admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

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Yellow weather warning in place for heavy downpours

first_img By News Highland – September 26, 2019 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Gardai in Donegal are warning motorists to exercise caution as a yellow weather warning is in place from this afternoon.The warning will remain in place until 9am tomorrow morning with heavy downpours expected this evening and tonight with a risk of flooding.Gardai are advising drivers to drive slowly, use dipped headlights and be aware of pedestrians and cyclists, check tyre thread depth is not below 3mm.They are also advising that in the event of aquaplaning – do not brake suddenly or pull sharply on the steering wheel and when the vehicle regains control, drive slowly with your foot on the brake for a short distance to dry the brakes. Pinterest Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest Yellow weather warning in place for heavy downpours RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Previous articleBallybofey set for major road race this weekendNext articleDonegal Deputy challenges Minister over “outrageously strict criteria” for transport supports News Highland Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Senior Iranian Army Commander Warns US Navy to Keep Ship Out of Gulf

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Senior Iranian Army Commander Warns US Navy to Keep Ship Out of Gulf Authorities Senior Iranian Army Commander Warns US Navy to Keep Ship Out of Gulf January 3, 2012 A senior Iranian Army commander has warned the U.S. Navy not to move an aircraft carrier which left the Persian Gulf during Iran’s recent military drills (cbsnews)[mappress]Source: CBS News , January 03, 2012; Image: miliblog View post tag: Army View post tag: US View post tag: ship View post tag: Gulf View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Commander View post tag: Iranian View post tag: keep View post tag: out View post tag: Senior Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: warnslast_img read more