TATEPA Limited ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgTATEPA Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about TATEPA Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TATEPA Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TATEPA Limited (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Tea Packers Limited (TATEPA) is an agricultural holding company involved in growing, processing, blending, packing and selling tea in Tanzania and for international export. The company also has interests in growing and distributing avocadoes and tropical fruit. Tatepa Limited holds a 75% stake in Wakulima Tea Company Limited which grows, processes and sells tea for local and export markets; a 74.3% stake in Rungwe Avocado Company Limited which grows, packs and exports avocadoes; and a 54.4% stake in Freshfields Investments Limited. Other subsidiary companies include Kibena Tea Limited which grows and processes tea and Chai Bora Limited which blends, packages and markets packed tea in Tanzania and for international export. TATEPA Limited is listed on the Dar es Salam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I think there’s never been a better time to buy these 3 FTSE 100 income stocks

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 4th June, 2020 | More on: IMB RDSB TW “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Alan Oscroft I exaggerate slightly when I say there’s never been a better time to buy these three FTSE 100 income stocks. That’s because we could actually have bought them cheaper in March when the Covid-19 crash was at its worst. But I’m not trying to time it precisely, because that would be a mug’s game.My first choice is oil giant Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB), which announced a dividend cut at the end of April. That was the first time Shell had reduced its dividend payment since the Second World War. So what am I doing choosing it among my FTSE 100 income stocks?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The cut has helped push the Shell share price considerably lower than that of fellow FTSE 100 oil firm BP. It’s down 40% so far this year, while BP shareholders have seen only a 28% drop – and their dividends are unaffected so far.The oil price is back nudging $40 per barrel, and I’d be very surprised if it doesn’t end the year significantly above that. That makes me confident that Shell’s dividends will return to their former strength. And that buying now will set up even better yields in the long term.Ironically, perhaps, I think Shell’s short-term dividend cut will make it a better long-term income stock.FTSE 100 income stocksThe second of my FTSE 100 income stocks is housebuilder Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW). Now, you might think this choice is even crazier, as the firm has suspended its dividend altogether. The final payment for 2019, plus a planned special dividend payment, have both been canned.Taylor Wimpey explained it as part of its emergency strategy to preserve cash, which has also included directors’ pay cuts. The company, however, did say that its ordinary dividend “has been stress tested and is payable though a ‘normal’ downturn“. As FTSE 100 income stocks go, that’s positive.May did bring the biggest fall in UK house prices since the financial crash. But I don’t think that’s anywhere near as bad as it seems, as so many transactions have simply not been able to take place.I reckon in a couple of years, with Taylor Wimpey’s dividends back to strength, investors who didn’t buy will be ruing a missed opportunity.A 10.6% yieldThe third of my FTSE 100 income stocks for today is still paying dividends, so maybe I’m not quite mad. It’s Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB).The Imperial Brands share price is down 20% since the start of 2020, a bit worse than the FTSE 100’s 16% fall. But its shareholders are still enjoying a handsome dividend to compensate. Imperial Brand shares are on a forward price-to-earnings multiple of under 6. That’s well below half of the FTSE 100’s long-term average. And well below what I’d expect from top FTSE 100 income stocks.With the share price so low, the forecast dividend for the year to September would yield a huge 10.6%. It would be down quite a bit on the 2019 payment. And first-half results released on 19 May did show a fall of around 11% in adjusted earnings per share (at actual exchange rates). The company is also focusing on strengthening performance.But I think the share price has fallen way beyond what this pessimism deserves.center_img Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I think there’s never been a better time to buy these 3 FTSE 100 income stocks I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Prop Ben Franks’ big hit and unbelievable try-saving tackle on wing Frank Halai

first_imgSunday Apr 14, 2013 Prop Ben Franks’ big hit and unbelievable try-saving tackle on wing Frank Halai The Blues put on an impressive showing away from home as they beat the Hurricanes 28-6 in a fast paced Super Rugby derby in Wellington. While the win was comfortable in the end, the ‘Canes tried their damndest to keep out the lethal Blues outfit. There were a number of big tackles throughout, with Julian Savea knocking back a few players and hitman Motu Matu’u flying at Blues players with mixed success.It was prop Ben Franks who made two of the tackles of the match though, the first being a big hit, the second something that was actually quite unbelievable to see.His hit on Jackson Willison early on was impressive, but later, after a frantic period of play that included multiple turnovers, Franks miraculously chased down speedster Frank Halai.Halai has spent a good amount of time in the New Zealand Sevens team, being one of the highest rated players in the World Series. He actually scored the first try of the game, but on this occasion he met his match as powerlifter Franks’ determined chase prevented a try.The Blues racked up four converted tries in total, giving them a bonus point win after a run of three losses, and helped them leapfrog the Hurricanes into second on the New Zealand conference.We can only speculate as to whether Halai would have made it to the tryline or not. What we do know is that a huge All Blacks prop somehow caught one of the quickest wings in the country.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Oscars & mass incarceration show why BLACK LIVES MATTER

first_imgDelphine Matthews, Monica Moorehead, Rain Robbins Africa, Berta Joubert-Ceciand Ikea Coney speak at Philadelphia Black History Month Forum on Feb. 24.WW photo: Joseph PietteOn Feb. 24, two days shy of the third anniversary of the vigilante murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African American, in Sanford, Fla., the U.S. Justice Department refused to indict Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, for carrying out a hate crime against him. Eric Holder, the outgoing U.S. attorney general, commented that “the standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met under the circumstances here.” (New York Times, Feb. 24)Since the acquittal of Zimmerman on second-degree murder charges by a Florida state court in 2013, he has made more news for attacking two women and also for a road rage incident, once again showing his propensity towards violence. It took national and international protests for more than a month to force the Florida district attorney’s office to charge Zimmerman for Martin’s killing.Attorney Benjamin Crump, the lawyer for Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s parents, commented on their behalf: “This is very painful for them; they are heartbroken. But they have renewed energy to say that we are going to fight harder to make sure that this doesn’t happen to anybody else’s child.” (New York Times, Feb. 24)This outrageous federal ruling, coupled with the nonindictments in the police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and countless other African Americans by state grand juries, is not just an individual travesty of justice but should be viewed within the broader political context of a racist war against people of color, especially youth of color.A disproportionate number of people of color killed by the police are also homeless and/or coping with mental illness.John Legend’s political messageThis war was touched upon by multiple-Grammy-winner John Legend in his 30-second acceptance speech on Feb. 22 upon winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song in the movie “Selma.” As an audience of at least one billion people watched the Oscars telecast, Legend first gave credit to the late, great artist Nina Simone for saying “It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live.”Legend went on to say that the U.S. is the most incarcerated country in the world and that there are more young Black men “under correctional control” than were in slavery in 1850 — a startling revelation documented in the 2010 groundbreaking book, “The New Jim Crow,” by Michelle Alexander. Legend also mentioned how the 1965 Voting Rights Act is being compromised today, despite the Selma to Montgomery massive march that forced President Lyndon Baines Johnson to sign the bill.Legend’s speech ignited a firestorm of positive responses on Twitter and Facebook. Many connected Legend’s remarks to the blatant snub by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ voting members of the critically acclaimed “Selma,” which was nominated only for best song and best picture. Most notably, neither David Oyelowo or Ava Duvernay was nominated for best actor or best director, respectively.Others on Twitter referred to an important article that appeared in the Los Angeles Times in 2012 which exposed structural racism and sexism within the Academy. To this day, it is still at least 94 percent white and 76 percent male, even though the president of the Academy is an African-American woman, Cheryl Boone Isaacs.To add insult to injury, actor Sean Penn made a racist remark when he announced the winner for best picture, “Birdman.” Penn asked, “Who allowed this son of a bitch a green card?” referring to the director of the film, Alejandro González Iñárritu, who is Mexican. This offensive outburst should shatter any preconceived notion about Penn being progressive. Hardly any criticism was raised in the bourgeois press about Penn’s anti-immigrant slander, which helps give the green light to racist brutality, like the recent police slaughter of a Mexican farmworker, Antonio Zambrano-Montes, in Washington state.‘The New Jim Crow’The “correctional control” — being incarcerated, on parole or on probation — that Legend referred to is fueled by the prison-industrial complex: the growth and expansion of the prisons that began in the 1980s, when unionized, industrial jobs were being replaced by low-wage service jobs, due to the technological revolution and the introduction of robotics. Prisons remain an enticing source of profits for Wall Street investors.The U.S. is 5 percent of the world’s population but is home to 25 percent of the world’s prison population, estimated at 2.2 million people. African Americans make up an estimated 13.6 percent of the U.S. population, but in 2010, Black men alone constituted 40.2 percent of prisoners, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.Here is a breakdown of these 2010 percentages: Black men were incarcerated at a rate of 3,074 per 100,000 residents; Latinos at 1,258 per 100,000; and white men at 459 per 100,000. (Population Reference Bureau, Aug. 2012)The Bureau of Justice Statistics states that one out of three young Black men will go to prison in their lifetime.While there has been an 800 percent increase in women prisoners over the past 30 years, African-American women are three times more likely than white women to be incarcerated, while Latinas are 69 percent more likely than white women to be incarcerated. (Center for American Progress, March 13, 2012)These staggering figures, among others, shine a bright light on the reality that capitalism offers no positive future for youth, especially youth of color, and since the 2008 recession this includes more privileged white youth. The “Occupy” movement was an expression of anger and disillusionment among a growing layer of these youth, many of whom have become allies of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.Build solidarity with the most oppressedThe Black Lives Matter struggle needs the solidarity of the entire movement, including organized labor, more now than ever. While it’s important to be in solidarity with the families seeking justice for their loved ones — like Kyam Livingston, Shantel Davis, Brandon Tate-Brown, Frank McQueen, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford III, Jessie Hernandez, Antonio Zambrano-Montes, Kevin Davis, Trayvon Martin and countless others murdered by the police or vigilantes — these are more than cold statistics. These stolen lives are part and parcel of an unprecedented genocidal racist war fueled by an intractable capitalist crisis resulting in a systematic disregard for the lives of the workers and oppressed.Organized labor has a duty and obligation to reach out and bring young people, especially Black, Brown, Indigenous and disadvantaged white, into the unions, and provide them with vocational and educational training. A national strategy like this will both strengthen the U.S. labor movement and classwide unity. Black youth understand more than anybody that if there are no jobs and education for them, their destiny as well as their children’s futures will be doomed by either mass incarceration or becoming another victim of police terror, like Michael Brown or 12-year-old Tamir Rice.These youth see the capitalist system as the problem. This is why they have put their lives on the line from Oakland, Calif., to Ferguson, Mo., to New York City by facing down state repression — because they have nothing to lose and everything to gain.As Malcolm X stated just one week before he was assassinated, 50 years ago on Feb. 21, 1965: “It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a racial conflict of Black against White, or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.”This quote, from the text of Malcolm’s “Road to Revolution” speech, applies today to the current Black Lives Matter upsurge, which reflects the ongoing rebellion led by oppressed youth against a repressive force that represents the interests of Wall Street. The entire working class, regardless of nationality, gender, sexual orientation or other factors, must join its ranks to achieve real justice with revolution. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Having Friends in High Places

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jan 6, 2013 House passage never happened because we lacked that key player in the right place.  Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack tried to blame House GOP leaders for the lack of action but this was just political posturing, which is about the only contribution the USDA and the White House made to the Farm Bill process. The reason the House never voted on a Farm Bill was that it was just not a high enough priority for those in leadership positions.  In fact, the same thing can be said for the Democratic-controlled Senate. Senate Ag Committee chairman Stabenow pushed her bill through committee and through the Senate before the election, but her heavy-handed management of the bill was its ultimate undoing. SHARE By Gary Truitt SHARE Previous articleHouse Ag’s Peterson Asks Speaker Boehner to Commit Floor Time to Farm BillNext articleJoshua Bledsoe named new COO of National FFA Organization Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Governor Daniels visit a modern hog farm, the first time that had happened in several decades; and Skillman led a trade mission to Central American, making Indiana the first state to do so after the Central American Free Trade Agreement went into effect.  This kind of nonstop promotion of agriculture continued for the remainder of their term.  What made this even more significant is that their support of agriculture was not born out of political necessity or convenience.  Daniels and Skillman did not have to do the things they did or say what they said in order to curry the support of Indiana agriculture.  While the issue of property tax reform strained the relationship, the ag community never really fell out of love with Mitch Daniels and Becky Skillman. This was due in part to the fairness and honesty they used when dealing with agriculture. They never threw agriculture under the bus for political expediency, unlike what happened in Washington last week.  In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the US Senate threw agriculture under the bus in order to get a fiscal cliff rescue package passed.  For the past 2 years, Congressional ag leaders from both parties have worked hard to craft a comprehensive Farm Bill.  The measure provided much needed reforms and contributed billions of dollars toward cutting federal spending. It was not perfect and did not enjoy universal support, but it was a reasonable compromise that passed the Senate and could have passed the House if brought to a vote. This scenario also points to a political reality to which all of agriculture needs pay attention. Most of the lawmakers had no interest in passing a Farm Bill until media reports of $8 milk prices surfaced. Then the politicians figured out that, if they did not do something about agriculture, they would have to explain to voters why milk prices would double in a matter of weeks.  We in agriculture cannot count on widespread Congressional support unless it is something that impacts consumers.center_img Having Friends in High Places Having the right person in the right place at the right time can make all the difference between success and failure, just ask any quarterback or anyone in agriculture. There comes a time in every game when a ball must be caught, a vote must be cast, or a deal made.  If the individual who makes the catch or casts the vote is on your team, you win; if not, things go the other way.  For the past 8 years, Indiana agriculture has had such a key player on our team; but, last week in Washington, we did not. Southern farm interests who favor the continuation of direct payments were sidelined in the Senate process, but they waited in the wings and, in the end, had the right man in the right place at the right time. According to the Washington web site Politico, “In the final hours, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow  found herself pushed aside in favor of legislative language generated by the office of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a bit player and frequent ‘no’ vote when the Senate adopted a more comprehensive five-year farm bill last June. McConnell’s role in the tax talks gave him immense leverage, while Stabenow was hurt by committee infighting over her efforts to write a more comprehensive farm bill extension that included changes in the dairy program. The upshot is a victory for Southern agricultural interests with the greatest stake in a costly system of direct cash payments.” Indiana is a case study in how having strong supporters of agriculture in high places can benefit agriculture and the state as a whole.  Only when we can find this kind of leadership on the federal level will agriculture stop being a political football. Facebook Twitter A few weeks ago, Vilsack got a lot of flack when he called rural America “irrelevant.”   A poor choice of words but he was correct that, for most in elected positions today, agriculture is irrelevant. Agriculture must begin to think more strategically when it comes to farm policy and programs. We also need to find our key players, the individuals who have the understanding and commitment not to throw farmers and rural American under the political bus.  This means finding support outside of the ag committees. For the past 8 years, Becky Skillman has been the Lt. Governor of Indiana and the Hoosier State’s first Secretary of Agriculture. Prior to her election along with Governor Mitch Daniels, Indiana did not have a secretary of ag or even a department of agriculture. They campaigned on a platform of pro-agriculture and, within months of taking office, reorganized state government to not only include an ag department but one dealing with rural communities and economic development. This was just the beginning of a strategic plan that included growth in the livestock sector, jumpstarting the biofuels industry, and marketing the state’s considerable hardwood resources.  For the next few years, Indiana agriculture found itself in the unique position of being at the top of the state’s priority list and having a Governor and a Lt. Governor who not only strongly supported ag but were not afraid to talk about it — even in non-farm circles. Home Commentary Having Friends in High Placeslast_img read more

Petition for the release of two French journalists held in Indonesia

first_imgNews News RSF_en As French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois begin their third month in detention in Indonesia, their support committee in France and Reporters Without Borders are launching a petition for their immediate release.The petition, which notes that “fundamental freedoms, including the freedom to inform, concern the immense majority,” has already been signed by leading journalists such as Édith Bouvier, Claire Chazal, Laurent Delahousse, Guy Lagache, Jean-Pierre Pernaut, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, David Pujadas, Harry Roselmack and Melissa Theuriaux. It has also been signed by such well-known public figures as Laurent Baffie, Charles Berling, Jane Birkin, Cali, Michel Cymes, Jamel Debbouze, Benoît Hamon, Baptiste Lecaplain, Noël Mamère, André Manoukian and Bruno Solo.Detained in Jayapura, the capital of the eastern province of Papua (on the island of New Guinea), Bourrat and Dandois were arrested while preparing a report for the Franco-German TV station Arte. They are accused of violating immigration regulations and are facing the possibility of a long trial and a sentence of up to five years in prison.“Bourrat and Dandois did not apply for press visas because such visas are rarely granted and would have resulted in restrictions on their ability to work freely,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire.“The aim of this petition is to make the Indonesian authorities realize that it is absolutely unacceptable for them to continue detaining these journalists with the aim of deterring media coverage of Papua.”To sign the petition, click here.———Bahasa Indonesia :Bebaskan Dua Jurnalis Perancis yang Ditahan di IndonesiaDua Jurnalis Perancis, Valentine Bourrat dan Thomas Dandois ditahandi Provinsi Papua, Indonesia (Pulau New Guinea) sejak tanggal 6Agustus. Keduanya ditangkap oleh Polisi Indonesia saat melakukansebuah reportase untuk Stasiun Televisi Perancis-Jerman, Arte TV.Keduanya memutuskan bekerja tanpa ijin resmi karena keduanya tahusangat sulit untuk mendapatkan visa jurnalis untuk meliput di Papuadan karena keduanya akan merasa lebih bebas untuk bergerak danbertemu dengan orang-orang yang mereka butuhkan untuk reportasemereka.Namun keduanya ditangkap dan saat ini dituduh melanggar peraturanimigrasi Indonesia. Hingga saat ini, wartawan asing yang ditangkapdengan kondisi yang sama, dideportasi dari Indonesia hanya dalambeberapa hari saja. Tapi Bourrat dan Dandois telah ditahan selamahampir dua bulan dan menghadapi kemungkinan persidangan panjangdengan ancaman hingga lima tahun penjara.Bourrat dan Dandois adalah wartawan lapangan yang sangatberpengalaman dan karya mereka telah disiarkan di Perancis danNegara lainnya. Keduanya telah menerima beberapa penghargaanbergengsi. Integritas dan Independensi keduanya sebagai jurnalisdiakui oleh berbagai profesi dan tak pernah dipertanyakan.Kebebasan hakiki, termasuk kebebasan menginformasikan sesuatumenjadi perhatian bagi semua orang. Karena itu kami menyerukankepada Figur Publik dan Masyarakat untuk menandatangani petisipembebasan Bourrat dan Dandois. Follow the news on Indonesia Organisation IndonesiaAsia – Pacific August 21, 2020 Find out more News IndonesiaAsia – Pacific to go furthercenter_img On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia August 12, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information October 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Petition for the release of two French journalists held in Indonesia November 19, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Receive email alerts News Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papualast_img read more

Man charged with swinging machete at family members

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleGEEK TO ME: Getting the most out of high tech TVsNext article061419_EngineeringCamp Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Twitter A 49-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly cut his hand and his wife’s ear with a two-foot machete. Robert Edwards was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence), a second-degree felony. The assault happened at 1:35 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Hudson Avenue, an Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed. Edwards reportedly had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath. His eyes reportedly appeared blood shot and glassy. He was also slurring his words. Edwards’ wife stated a fight started between Edwards and her oldest son in the kitchen, the affidavit detailed. The wife attempted to stop the fight and that’s when Edwards pulled out a two-foot machete and tried to strike her son. Edwards was reportedly being reckless and under the influence of alcohol. Edwards reportedly struck himself in the left hand and struck his wife in the right ear which caused minor cuts. Edwards confirmed his wife’s story and stated he was defending his property, the affidavit stated. Edwards was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He has one bond totaling $50,000 and was still in custody as of Monday afternoon, jail records show.center_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Man charged with swinging machete at family members Pinterest Facebook Local Newslast_img read more

Former aide says Cuomo kissed her, suggested strip poker

first_img Pinterest Local NewsUS News WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Facebook ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former member of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration who previously accused him of sexual harassment offered new details Wednesday, saying he once kissed her on the lips without consent. Lindsey Boylan said that during her more than three years in the Democrat’s administration, Cuomo “would go out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs,” compared her to one of his rumored ex-girlfriends and once remarked they should play strip poker. Cuomo’s spokesperson Caitlin Girouard said that all Boylan’s “claims of inappropriate behavior are quite simply false.” But the state legislature’s two top leaders criticized Cuomo’s alleged conduct Wednesday as calls grew for an investigation. Boylan, a Democrat running for Manhattan borough president, made the new allegations in a post on the website Medium more than two months after she first spoke up about alleged mistreatment by Cuomo. At the time, she hadn’t provided details, saying she had “no interest in speaking to journalists.” But on Wednesday, she attributed her decision to say more to Assembly member Ron Kim levying public accusations of bullying and threats from Cuomo and his aides last week. She wrote the kiss happened at the end of a one-on-one meeting with Cuomo at his New York City office. “As I got up to leave and walk toward an open door, he stepped in front of me and kissed me on the lips. I was in shock, but I kept walking,” she wrote. “The idea that someone might think I held my high-ranking position because of the Governor’s ‘crush’ on me was more demeaning than the kiss itself.” Boylan, a former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, confirmed to The Associated Press that she’d written the blog entry but declined to be interviewed. When Boylan initially tweeted in December that Cuomo sexually harassed her, the governor denied he did anything inappropriate. “Look, I fought for and I believe a woman has the right to come forward and express her opinion and express issues and concerns that she has,” Cuomo told reporters then. “But it’s just not true.” Not quite a year ago, the three-term governor was at the height of his popularity during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, holding widely watched daily briefings where he implored people to take the virus seriously. In recent weeks, however, criticism about the work culture around Cuomo and how he wields his power has mounted, while his support has eroded over his imperious style and revelations that his administration withheld details from the public about the pandemic’s death toll in nursing homes. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat, called Boylan’s account “deeply disturbing.” “Harassment in the workplace of any kind should not be tolerated,” said Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, also a Democrat. Boylan, who joined the administration economic development agency in the spring of 2015, said she first met Cuomo at a Madison Square Garden event in January 2016. “My boss soon informed me that the Governor had a ‘crush’ on me,” Boylan wrote. “It was an uncomfortable but all-too-familiar feeling: the struggle to be taken seriously by a powerful man who tied my worth to my body and my appearance.” Boylan included a screenshot of Nov. 4, 2016, text message exchange with her mother, in which Boylan said Cuomo was being “creepy” and “has a crush on me.” She also wrote the governor’s staff needlessly inquired about whether she planned to go to events he was attending. She also posted a screenshot of a Dec. 14, 2016, email in which an aide wrote the governor had compared Boylan to a woman he was rumored to have dated. “You could be sisters. Except you’re the better looking sister,” the aide wrote. Boylan wrote that after a December 2016 holiday party in Albany, the governor summoned her to his office, where Cuomo showed her a cigar box he’d received from former President Bill Clinton. Cuomo “didn’t touch me,” Boylan wrote, but the one-on-one encounter made her uncomfortable. During an October 2017 flight, she said Cuomo said, “Let’s play strip poker” as they sat with a press aide and a state trooper. She said she brushed it off by sarcastically saying, “That’s exactly what I was thinking,” but privately found the comment upsetting. The governor’s office confirmed that Boylan flew with Cuomo on four occasions that month, but that other aides present disputed the account. “We were on each of these October flights and this conversation did not happen,” said a statement attributed to former senior adviser John Maggiore, former Empire State Development CEO Howard Zemsky, former Cuomo press secretary Dani Lever and former first deputy press secretary Abbey Fashouer Collins. Boylan asserted Cuomo created a culture of pervasive sexual harassment, including making unflattering comments about female colleagues’ weight, ridiculing their romantic relationships and having roses delivered to them on Valentine’s Day. “His inappropriate behavior toward women was an affirmation that he liked you, that you must be doing something right,” Boylan said. Boylan said two other former Cuomo staffers have privately confided in her that they were also sexually harassed by the governor, but did not identify them. The Sexual Harassment Working Group, an advocacy group launched by former state legislative employees who experienced sexual harassment, called for an independent investigation into Cuomo’s workplace behavior. Cuomo was in a long-term relationship with Food Network star Sandra Lee throughout the timeframe laid out in Boylan’s accusations. The couple split in 2019. Personnel memos written in 2018, obtained by the AP, indicate Boylan resigned after she was confronted about complaints she belittled and yelled at her staff. Boylan said those records “were leaked to the media in an effort to smear me.” In her post, she offered a different reason for her departure, saying her relationship with Cuomo’s “senior team — mostly women — grew hostile after I started speaking up for myself. I was reprimanded and told to get in line by his top aides, but I could no longer ignore it.”center_img Previous articleTexas State looks to extend streak vs La.-MonroeNext articleFlipp Retains Alida to Help Drive Continued Growth Through Customer Experience Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook Former aide says Cuomo kissed her, suggested strip poker Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

The Next Generation of REO Agents

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Next Generation of REO Agents Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago On Thursday, in a webinar hosted by FORCE, Xome Agent Relations Director Jennifer Calvert discussed the best REO agent/broker practices, and gave an update on Xome’s growth through the decade.Calvert discussed how Xome is looking to expand its Xome Agent Network, which includes REO listings along with retail business and short sale listings for members. Much of this can be done through the XomePro app, including lead assignments and an appointment tracker.“We’re trying to simplify everything for the real estate partners that we’re working with,” Calvert said.Xome sellers have an option of three packages: Super Seller​, Premium Agent​, and Agent Direct. Super Seller is a full service agent with no seller commission​, Premium Agent includes reduced commission and traditional lead​, while Agent Direct allows agents to source their own leads by using the Xome Offer Market Place tool​.Benefits of these packages include REO Listings and Retail and Short Sale listing leads​ pre-qualified leads​, XomePro Mobile App to conveniently manage your Xome leads and customers​, concierge pre-qualified Buyers and Seller leads​, coaching & Training to help you generate more leads & close more transactions​, exposure from Mr. Cooper and Xome marketing spend​, Real Estate Market Trend Reports and cobranded marketing materials.There is no cost for the Super Seller package, as the buyer pays the commision, 5% of the auction buyer’s premium. Sellers are vetted by XomeXome Marketplace is Xome’s “next gen” marketplace, featuring exclusive listings, including residential default auctions.“Xome’s auction platform is growing tremendously,” Calvert said. “We know we compete with other platforms, but we take pride in what we do with our technology and our marketing.”Xome notes that it leverages a multi-channel marketing strategy to maximize market exposure and buyer demand.​ Buyers, as well as agents, are held accountable through the Buyer Performance Scorecard, meaning Xome makes sure that buyers are willing to do business.Those inteterested in Agent Membership can call 844.927.9284, or email [email protected] For more information, view the webinar recording here. Investment REO Xome 2019-12-19 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Investment REO Xome The Next Generation of REO Agents December 19, 2019 2,902 Views Previous: New York’s Battle Against Zombie Homes Next: Studying Foreclosure Data by County Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REOcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily 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. Subscribelast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 2/1/19

first_imgFebruary 2, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/1/19 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 100, Memphis 92Boston 113, N.Y. Knicks 99Oklahoma City, 118 Miami 102Utah 128, Atlanta 112Denver 136, Houston 122NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWashington 4, Calgary 3Tampa Bay 1, N.Y. Islanders 0Pittsburgh 5, Ottawa 3Chicago 7, Buffalo 3Nashville 4, Florida 1Carolina 5, Vegas 2Detroit 3, Toronto 2Dallas 3, Minnesota 1TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLIowa 74, (5) Michigan 59Bowling Green 92, (18) Buffalo 88(24) Wisconsin 69, (21) Maryland 61Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img