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whatsapp Tuesday 16 December 2014 8:55 pm whatsapp AMERICAN private equity giant Cerberus has agreed to buy two portfolios of distressed property loans for £2.3bn as it looks to up its exposure to the UK and Irish markets, it emerged yesterday.Cerberus struck deals to take on a £1.2bn portfolio of commercial property loans from National Australia Bank and a £1.1bn portfolio of Irish commercial real estate loans from RBS. The deals follow quickly on the heels of the US buyout specialist’s £680m purchase of Nationwide’s UK commercial property loan portfolio last week.With banks looking to de-risk their loan books from the sector, private equity firms and hedge funds have become increasingly keen on the long-term recovery prospects of debt secured against regional real estate assets. Mathieu Roland-Billecart, real estate corporate finance partner at Ernst & Young, told City A.M.: “There have been quite a lot of transactions of this nature over the last four years. It’s driven by the banks trying to reduce their exposure to the real estate market.”“There is risk to it. It’s more risky than buying property, because you’re buying the loan and therefore you need to convert to the property. So there’s more skill in it, but it’s well within the capabilities of the large private equity groups,” he added.Along with buyout rivals Lone Star, Oaktree and Kennedy Wilson, the Steve Feinberg-founded Cerberus has been one of the biggest acquirers in the sector. “Cerberus has been one of the most active buyers of this kind of portfolio. It gives them an ability to complete quite large transactions and provide quite a strong risk-adjusted return with some good exposure to the real estate sector,” said Roland-Billecart. Commenting on the deal, Cerberus told City A.M.: “We look forward to managing this important portfolio.” Cerberus takes a £2.3bn bite of property loans Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndoElvenarAdvertisement If You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarUndoBeach RaiderDo You Agree That She’s The Most Beautiful Woman In The World?Beach RaiderUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndo Share Show Comments ▼ Express KCS More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Tags: NULL
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President Trump has stated that the US is willing to act unilaterally on North Korea if China does not act to rein in its nuclear program. Furthermore, comments about kinetic military options are becoming increasingly common rhetoric amid the fraught geopolitics of Northeast Asia. In response, North Korea has shown no intention of shying away from additional provocations. Analysts predict that additional nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches will occur during the month of April, which include Kim Il Sung’s birthday (April 15) and the anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People’s Army (April 25). The Korean Peninsula holds particular geopolitical significance for four powerful nations: China, Japan, Russia, and the US. As one of the world’s middle powers, South Korea has been relegated to a back seat in regional politics due to its economically powerful neighbors. However, the Korean peninsula has maintained a steady balance despite the precariousness of the situation.Although steady development of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile arsenal continues unabated, the country has not posed a serious threat to the US because it lacks the technology to accurately strike US territory. However, through its continued provocations and threats, the rogue nation has managed to draw a disproportionate amount of attention to itself.China has also tried to make the most of North Korea’s strategic position, although it has shown some degree of genuine concern over the regime’s dogged pursuit of nuclear and missile development. For South Korea, North Korea’s bellicose rhetoric and provocations have been highly problematic, but have not seriously threatened the status quo of the peninsula. However, North Korea appears remarkably determined to develop an ICBM capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to threaten US interests. Although experts suggest that there is still a long way to go before the North can develop such a capability, the threat is being taken more seriously than before. It is likely that prior to the North Korean regime achieving such a goal, the US will move to eliminate the threat.The North Korean government appears to believe that developing a nuclear missile capable of striking the United States is in its best interests, but at some point in time the US will be compelled to act.When the time of such upheaval approaches, it will remain to be determined whether South Korea is able to prevent conflict and move toward stable reunification of the peninsula. Given the circumstances, the most important task for the new South Korean government will be to formulate a realistic plan to deal with North’s continued push for a military confrontation. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Analysis & Opinion By Daily NK – 2017.04.10 10:04am Will North Korea break away from the ‘balance point’? SHARE Daily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter Analysis & Opinion Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Analysis & Opinion Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”
More early intervention support for families Vulnerable children and parents will benefit from improved early intervention support under a new program designed to provide practical assistance to families with the aim of preventing issues from escalating. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the Family Connect and Support program would bolster early intervention services available to children and families across NSW.“By intervening earlier when issues arise we can address their underlying causes and reduce the risk of further harm and keep families safely together,” Mr Ward said.“Family Connect and Support provides a single point of contact with which families can engage, offering a range of practical assistance, advice and information that can help them break the cycle of disadvantage and provide a safe home for children.”The new program streamlines existing services and support with the aim helping families to build better relationships, improve general health and wellbeing, and live independently in secure housing.It builds on features of the Family Referral Service and has been enhanced to include Family Group Conferencing, increased outreach to schools and hospitals, and a focus on Aboriginal families, families with children aged zero to five, and children and young people affected by mental illness.Nine non-government providers will deliver the program, including:Uniting NSW.ACT – Western NSW and Far West;Uniting NSW ACT in partnership with South Western Sydney Local Health District – South Western Sydney;Save the Children Australia – Murrumbidgee;South Coast Medical Services Aboriginal Corporation – Illawarra Shoalhaven;The Benevolent Society – Hunter, Central Coast and New England;Barnardos – Western Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains, Sydney and South East Sydney;Barnardos in partnership with CatholicCare – Northern Sydney;Social Futures – Northern NSW;Social Futures in partnership with Pathfinders – Mid North Coast; and,Mackillop Family Services in partnership with Marymead – Southern NSW.Family Connect and Support aligns with the NSW Government’s commitment to reduce the number of children and young people entering out-of-home care. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Act, Australia, Blue Mountains, Central, children, Department of Communities and Justice, disability, Government, Illawarra, Minister, NSW, save the Children, Shoalhaven, Society, southern, Western Sydney
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Published: Dec. 5, 2018 The CU Boulder Art and Art History Department has come to a mutually satisfactory resolution with an art student whose work was relocated to another venue in the campus’s Visual Arts Complex.The student has agreed to allow his art to remain in its current location through Dec. 9, and will join forces with a faculty member who is a public art expert to create a mural that will be displayed in the lobby of the arts complex next spring. In addition, faculty and students are planning a symposium to further the discussion about art, free expression and academic freedom.These are positive outcomes for the student, the department and the university. Even so, the university recognizes that it has more work ahead when it comes to reinforcing its values on the importance of free expression, free speech and academic freedom through art and other endeavors.Moving forward, we will build on this example, using it as a learning experience for our academic community, and we invite all students, faculty and staff to continue the discussion in galleries, classrooms, lecture halls and among friends and colleagues.Categories:University Statements Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail
Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Ayushman Bharat YojnaDr Harsh Vardhanhealthy ageingLASILongitudinal Ageing Study of India Add Comment News Public Health Related Posts By Press Information Bureau on January 6, 2021 Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Longitudinal Ageing Study of India most comprehensive survey of biomarkers, with detailed data on health and biomarkers together with information on family and social network, income, assets, and consumptionReleasing the Indian report on Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI) Wave-1, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare restated the commitments of the Government to healthy ageing, saying, “We should ensure that the elderly are provided with the best medical care. India has one of the ambitious programme of the world, Ayushman Bharat Yojna which focuses on expansion of the healthcare facilities.”Highlighting the importance of the study report, he said, “In 2011 census, the 60+ population accounted for 8.6 per cent of India’s population, accounting for 103 million elderly people. Growing at around 3 per cent annually, the number of elderly age population will rise to 319 million in 2050. 75 per cent of the elderly people suffer from one or the other chronic disease. 40 per cent of the elderly people have one or the other disability and 20 per cent have issues related to mental health. This report will provide base for national and state level programmes and policies for elderly population.”Explaining the significance of the report to guide policymakers, he said, “It is India’s first and the world’s largest ever survey that provides a longitudinal database for designing policies and programmes for the older population in the broad domains of social, health, and economic well-being. The evidence from LASI will be used to further strengthen and broaden the scope of National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly and also help in establishing a range of preventive and health care programmes for older population and most vulnerable among them.”Dr Vardhan noted, “The LASI has embraced state-of-the-art large-scale survey protocols and field implementation strategies including representative sample of India and its States, socioeconomic spectrum, an expansive topical focus, a longitudinal design, and the use of Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) technology for data collection, quality control, and Geographic Information System (GIS). A unique feature of LASI is the coverage of comprehensive biomarkers. No other survey in India collects detailed data on health and biomarkers together with information on family and social network, income, assets, and consumption.”As per a health ministry statement, LASI is a full–scale national survey for scientific investigation of the health, economic, and social determinants and consequences of population ageing in India. The National Programme for Health Care of Elderly, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has undertaken the Longitudinal Ageing Study of India, through International Institute for Population Sciences, (IIPS), Mumbai in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, University of Southern California, US, Dte.GHS, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and National Institute on Ageing.The LASI, Wave 1 covered a baseline sample of 72,250 individuals aged 45 and above and their spouses including 31,464 elderly persons aged 60 and above and 6,749 oldest-old persons aged 75 and above from all States and Union Territories (UTs) of India (excluding Sikkim).The union health minister affirmed that the LASI data shall assist in addressing the broad aims of the Decade of Healthy Ageing and will lead to convergence within various national health programs and also promote inter-sectoral coordination with other line Departments/Ministries.Dr KS James, Director IIPS, Vandana Gurnani, AS & MD-NHM, Prof (Dr) Rajiv Garg, Professor of Excellence, Vishal Chauhan Joint Secretary-NCD, Dr Gowri N Sengupta, ADG- NPHCE were also present at the event.(Editing by Team EH) Share Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals LASI report to provide evidence base for national, state level programmes, policies for elderly: health minister The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story
Jan 13, 2020 Regular News Young lawyer Belkis C. Plata of Jacksonville to be honored for pro bono service Belkis C. Plata of Jacksonville is the recipient of the 2020 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award.The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is 35 or younger or who has not practiced for more than five years. It will be presented in a January 30 ceremony at the Supreme Court in Tallahassee.Plata serves as volunteer attorney ad litem to children in foster care, provides pro bono assistance on complex juvenile cases, and volunteers with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA).At one JALA event, she provided one-on-one legal guidance to members of the public in neighborhood locations identified by nonprofit agencies and the Jacksonville City Council. At another, she assisted Northeast Florida residents in changing their names. Due to the Real ID Act, Plata recognized the barrier created by not having government-issued identification and assisted residents in petitioning the court for name changes.Plata also participates in JALA’s FLAIR, its family law pro bono program. She notably provided pro bono legal services to a juvenile in Jacksonville charged with homicide with a team of attorneys that included Buddy Shultz, Hank Coxe, and Jesse Dreicer.Since graduating from law school, Plata has been involved with Take Stock in Children (TSIC). She mentors, provides legal advice to juveniles who may be facing adult criminal prosecution and speaks on behalf and in support of the programs offered by TSIC.Plata also volunteers with Year Up, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to close the “opportunity divide” by providing urban young adults with skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their potential through higher education and professional careers.Plata provided more than 204 hours of pro bono legal service through representing clients as well as through local legal aid. She has additionally provided 19 hours of pro bono service by participating in legal aid and other civic organizations’ symposiums and ask-a-lawyer events and she has given more than 56 hours to various nonprofit organizations that serve at-risk youth.Plata received her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2010. In 2014, she was recognized for her pro bono work on a federal clemency project. The following year, she was honored at the state capital and named Alumni of the Year by Take Stock in Children for her mentorship and pro bono service to children in the program.This year’s awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, at 3:30 p.m. at the Supreme Court of Florida. The ceremony will be streamed live at http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/floridasupremecourt and The Florida Channel.
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A recently announced five-year $1.92 million federal grant renewal will fund a program at Flathead Valley Community College that provides comprehensive academic support to selected first-generation, low-income and students with disabilities.The TRIO Student Support Services program at FVCC provides a wide range of services to roughly 350 degree-seeking students annually, including tutoring, mentoring, personal and academic career counseling, financial literacy and more.FVCC Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Chris Clouse said she’s “proud of the outstanding TRIO program that our student support team has created.”“It directly impacts the lives of so many deserving students,” Clouse added. “TRIO provides students with information, training and coaching to navigate the college landscape and chart a path to personal and academic success.”The five-year funding period for the U.S. Department of Education grant started on Sept. 1. Leslie Greene, the new director of FVCC’s TRIO program, said the nationwide competition to secure the grant is competitive, and FVCC’s ability to once again be selected is “quite an accomplishment” in itself.“To win the grant shows our dedication to students,” Greene said. “The fact that we’ve done extremely well with the program has helped us to obtain it.”Greene noted that navigating the college landscape and process is tricky for anybody, let alone first-generation students whose parents don’t have college experience.“If you’re a first-generation college student, you typically don’t have role models who have traveled that path, too,” Greene said. “You hear a lot of terminology that is brand new to you. We help students interpret and gain that college knowledge.”Students from low-income backgrounds without financial resources, as well as those with disabilities, face their own unique challenges as well. Some may fit two or all three of the criteria: students who are first-generation, low-income and have disabilities.The TRIO program provides intensive academic advising and tutoring, as well as classes that teach college success skills free of charge. The program also helps the students to find and apply for scholarships and student aid in a timely fashion, clarify and reach their goals, and more.“A lot of times students don’t know the services that are available to them,” Greene said.TRIO squad leaders have a meeting at Flathead Valley Community College on Sept. 11, 2020. The TRIO Student Support Services program provides academic support to selected first generation, low-income college students and/or students with disabilities. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon“Once they’re in the program,” she continued, “we serve them throughout their time at FVCC to make sure they have all the support they need. We help them navigate the process from start to graduation to help them get their college degree.”Will Richards, FVCC’s assistant director of occupational trades and a TRIO adviser, oversees the TRIO mentoring program, which trains and pays student mentors to guide TRIO participants. Mentors touch base with TRIO students regularly and invite them to weekly in-person socially distanced meetings.“The mentors are all about connections, whether connecting with services or other people,” Richards said.On a commuter campus like FVCC, it’s easy for students to go straight to classes and then return home without interacting with many people. Remote classes and an emphasis on physical distance only add to the sense of communal detachment.“I work in the occupational trades building, and there are a lot of students who never leave this building and venture to other places,” Richards said.The weekly gatherings, which mentors organize with individual squads of 10-12 TRIO participants, foster social interaction and meaningful connections, which are always important but even more so in this age of pandemic isolation.Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a globally recognized authority on the relationship between isolation and health, was a virtual guest speaker during FVCC’s TRIO mentor leadership training this summer. Holt-Lunstad’s expertise meshed neatly with the mentors’ overall mission of community-building and nurturing interactions that can potentially detect, as Richards describes it, “small things before they become big things.”Examples include students who realize a course isn’t a good fit but are unaware they can drop it with a full refund within the first week; students whose academic struggles could be remedied before they go down the course of failing the class; or students experiencing feelings of isolation and anxiety that could build up to dangerous levels without someone noticing and intervening.“We know there’s a correlation between social isolation and mental health, and physical health — that’s been well documented,” Richards said, pointing to the benefits of the mentor-guided TRIO gatherings. “A lot of time it’s just the social interaction of doing something fun and laughing once a week that’s important.”Greene has worked with TRIO for 25 years and “can attest to the fact that it really does work.” She’s seen countless success stories.“A lot of students start out with a class hoping maybe they surprise themselves and find out that, yes, they do have what it takes to get a college education and that there are support services,” she said. “It’s quite amazing to witness. They achieve a degree and accomplish their college goals that for a lot of students may have seemed out of reach.”