Rockhopper drills at Sea Lion

first_img KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Falklands oil explorer Rockhopper has started drilling its first appraisal well in the Sea Lion oil and gas deposit, the Aim-listed firm said yesterday. Drilling operations are expected to take approximately 38 days and a further announcement will be made once drilling is completed. Rockhopper abandoned a nearby exploration well earlier this month after deciding that using the oil deposits would be uncommercial. Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Monday 21 February 2011 7:50 pm Rockhopper drills at Sea Lion whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Hallmark Cards’ online Mother’s Day messages to benefit breast cancer charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  66 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 March 2011 | News 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. Hallmark Cards’ online Mother’s Day messages to benefit breast cancer charities As part of its annual Cards for a Cure™ campaign, Hallmark Cards is asking adults and children to declare their love for their mother on an online ‘Mums Wall’, with the most ‘liked’ messages turned into bespoke Mother’s Day cards. The company is hoping to find the nation’s funniest, and most memorable and touching tributes to what makes a mum so special.Hallmark Cards donates £250,000 Hallmark Cards’ Mums Wall to Breast Cancer Campaign and Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society, as part of its Cards for a Cure™ campaign for Mothers Day. The money is contributed independent of card and gift sales.This is the fifth year of the initiative, so the campaign will have generated £1.25 million in total by Mother’s Day on 3 April 2011.The campaign this year is being promoted by TV presenter Holly Willoughby. She added to the Mums Wall by completing the sentence “My mum means the world to me because…” with “she is everything I want to be”. All online visitors to the Mums Wall are invited to ‘like’ the special mum message of their choice. The top five favourite mum messages as voted by the public will then be turned into a Hallmark Mother’s Day card for 2011, with the winning message receiving a weekend away for them and their mum.The cards will be designed in graffiti artwork for a Mother’s Day card to remember. Graffiti Workshop UK, an educational graffiti group, will be using their skills to turn the online mum messages into the cards.www.hallmark.co.uk Tagged with: corporate Tradinglast_img read more

U.S. Court: No Lender Property Preservation Duty Following Default

first_img default preservation 2020-01-06 Seth Welborn January 6, 2020 2,799 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago U.S. Court: No Lender Property Preservation Duty Following Default Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed in a recent ruling that a lender has no duty to safeguard a property following a default. According to the Court ruling on Malick v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al., a defendant lender and its property preservation company did not owe the plaintiff homeowner a duty to act to prevent theft or damage to his property, Troutman Sanders stated.Troutman Sanders Counsel S. Mohsin Reza notes that owner Abu Hashem W.Q. Malick obtained a home mortgage loan on his property, and a few months later, he defaulted on his loan.After the Malick sued the lender and the property preservation company for conversion, negligence, and violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act in 2007, the Second Circuit affirmed the lower court’s ruling that the lender never converted Malick’s property. The Court also found that Malick’s negligence claim failed because he did not establish that the defendants owed any duty to him to act to prevent theft or damage to the property.Instead, the mortgage expressly placed a duty on the plaintiff homeowner to maintain the property, stating “[w]hether or not Borrower is residing in the Property, Borrower shall maintain the Property in order to prevent the Property from deteriorating or decreasing in value due to its condition.” Further, the mortgage provided that “although the Lender may take action [to protect, secure, and repair the Property, Lender does not have to do so and is not under any duty or obligation to do so.”The Court found that the defendants’ actions “cannot reasonably be said to be ‘abusive, harassing, fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, since the Mortgage Deed explicitly authorized them.” The Court also rejected Malick’s alleged emotional damages, determining that emotional harm is not enough to establish a loss under CUPTA.  Print This Post Related Articles Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / U.S. Court: No Lender Property Preservation Duty Following Default Previous: Good News for Housing Investors in 2020 Next: Fitch Identifies High Diligence in RMBS Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: default preservation Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Decreased Delinquencies Only Tell ‘Part of the Story’

first_img 2021-02-12 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Low Foreclosure Rates May Obscure ‘Market Reality’ Next: Data Suggests Post-Forbearance Foreclosure Surge Is Unlikely Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 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 A survey published by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) showed that among mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties, delinquencies decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.73% of all loans outstanding at the end of this year’s Q4.That’s a drop from 7.65% of all loans outstanding at the end of last year’s Q3.Note: For the purposes of its survey, MBA has servicers report loans in forbearance as delinquent if the payment was not made based on the original terms of the mortgage. (An estimated 2.7 million homeowners were on forbearance plans as of January 31, 2021.)The delinquency rate was down 92 basis points from Q3 2020 and up 296 basis points from one year ago.The percentage of loans facing foreclosure starts remained unchanged over the past two quarters at .03%.”For the second consecutive quarter, homeowners’ ability to make their mortgage payments improved,” said Marina Walsh, CMB, MBA’s VP of Industry Analysis. “The 92-basis-point drop in the delinquency rate in the fourth quarter was the biggest quarterly decline in the history of MBA’s survey dating back to 1979. Total mortgage delinquencies across the three loan types – conventional, FHA, and VA – and across the major stages of delinquency – 30-day, 60-day, and 90-day – declined from last year’s third quarter.”Walsh told the researchers that the decline tells just part of the story. Delinquencies and unemployment correlate closely. While the jobs situation has improved there remain 6.5 percent fewer jobs than pre-pandemic.Homeowners employed in service industries such as hospitality “face longer-term hardships,” Walsh added. Those borrowers are more likely to have FHA and VA loansThe seriously delinquent rate for FHA and VA loans during the end of Q4 reached record highs of 11.19% and 5.96%, respectively.”Mortgage forbearance, foreclosure moratoriums, enhanced unemployment benefits, and stimulus payments have helped distressed homeowners remain in their homes. Additional stimulus and homeowner relief is likely necessary until economic growth picks up later this year. Longer-term, loss mitigation alternatives such as permanent modifications, payment deferrals, and loan payoffs — through either refinancing or home sale — may be needed for these homeowners to recover,” added Walsh. Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Share Save About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Decreased Delinquencies Only Tell ‘Part of the Story’ Home / Daily Dose / Decreased Delinquencies Only Tell ‘Part of the Story’ Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 12, 2021 1,247 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

“Media Gives You Knowledge? Disclose Your Source”; SC Directs Petitioner To Serve Copy To UOI In PIL Against MOUs Between China and India

first_imgNews Updates”Media Gives You Knowledge? Disclose Your Source”; SC Directs Petitioner To Serve Copy To UOI In PIL Against MOUs Between China and India Radhika Roy6 Nov 2020 5:32 AMShare This – xIn a Public Interest Litigation seeking for directions to terminate any Memorandum of Understanding between the Centre, States of Gujarat and Maharashtra and Adani Group of Companies, with their counterparts in China, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Petitioners to serve Union of India a copy. The Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde noted that the PIL stated that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a Public Interest Litigation seeking for directions to terminate any Memorandum of Understanding between the Centre, States of Gujarat and Maharashtra and Adani Group of Companies, with their counterparts in China, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Petitioners to serve Union of India a copy. The Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde noted that the PIL stated that the source of knowledge of the Petitioner was the media, and accordingly asked the Petitioner to disclose the source to the Court. “You say media is your source of knowledge. Media gives you knowledge? You have to disclose your source to the Court. You serve a copy on the Union of India and then we will see”, observed the CJI. The PIL, filed by Advocates Om Prakash Parihar and Dushyant Tiwari on behalf of Supriya Pandita, submits that in wake of the ban on applications based out of China, a few select businesses and/or State Governments have been allowed to engage in an MOU with Chinese business houses or stakeholders from China. “This selective and preferential to these few select businesses, or few select Staes to enter into MOU with Chinese business house or stakeholders from China treatments is not only discriminatory, but also against the will and sentiments of the People of India (sic)”. In wake of these observations, derived from the Petitioner’s “personal knowledge and information collected from various sources, including newspapers and websites”, the Petitioner seeks for the full disclosure of the trade policies with the Government of China. It further seeks for a direction to terminate the MOUs signed with the Chinese government and/or Chinese companies for trade and business purposes as it “is not only discriminatory, but also against the will and sentiments of the People of India. More so such MOUs are against Prime Minister’s own call for Atmanirbhar Bharat (sic)”. Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

Air Miles’ staff talks bring options instead of closure

first_img Comments are closed. Air Miles could change its plans to close its Crawley call centre after analternative proposal was put forward by its staff during consultation. The company had proposed to close the call centre at its HQ in Crawley, Sussex,with the loss of up to 240 jobs and double the size of its custom-built callcentre in Warrington in order to increase efficiency and to cut costs. But Air Miles, which had guaranteed jobs to employees who agreed torelocate, invited staff to put forward alternative cost-saving suggestions andcounter proposals during a 12-week consultation period. Drew Thomson, Air Miles’ managing director, said one of the proposals thestaff representative body Viewpoint came up with has a good chance of being adoptedand could result in part of the call centre remaining open. He said, “One of the proposals could change what we plan to do, itcould result in some call centre functions remaining at Crawley. I am quiteexcited about that. “What is the point of having an involving culture if you don’t includeyour staff on a decision of this magnitude?” Air Miles’ HR team set up a series of briefing sessions to inform staff ofits plans to close the Crawley call centre, and also held a workshop in whichmanagement shared all the financial information that had led to the plannedchanges. This week, the new proposal will be put to all staff, who will give theirviews in a questionnaire. Thomson said the results of the questionnaire survey would be revealed atthe Viewpoint meeting later in the week, and this would decide whether thealternative put forward by the staff representative body was adopted. Air Miles will then hold detailed one-to-one discussions with all staff onthe options open to them. By Ben Willmott Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Air Miles’ staff talks bring options instead of closureOn 5 Jun 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge says he’s unlikely to take part in another Home Run Derby

first_imgMarch 8, 2018 /Sports News – National Yankees slugger Aaron Judge says he’s unlikely to take part in another Home Run Derby FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — After winning the Home Run Derby at least year’s MLB All Star Weekend, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge says he doesn’t think he’ll compete in the event again.“One and done, Home Run Derby champion,” Judge said to reporters on Thursday. “It was a cool experience. I enjoyed it all, but I don’t think I really need to go out there and do it again.”Judge burst into the spotlight last year, winning the American League Rookie of the Year award and leading the AL in home runs. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reportedly shrugged off Judge’s comments, telling reporters “my job is to get as many Home Run Derby candidates as I can find. How it plays out after that…”Judge slumped somewhat after the Home Run Derby, hitting .185 in August with just three home runs. He eventually re-discovered his swing, hitting .311 with 15 home runs over the season’s final five weeks. But Judge says the fear of a slump isn’t what prompted his decision. “That’s the least of my concerns,” he said. “I know everyone always talks about [how] the Derby will do that, but it didn’t have that effect on me.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

US cyber fleet changes command

first_img Share this article View post tag: US Navy View post tag: US 10th Fleet US Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command/US 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) has welcomed a new commander in a ceremony at FCC/C10F Headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, on June 18.Vice Adm. Timothy J. White relieved Vice Adm. Mike Gilday as commander on the fleet operations center watch floor.White, who most recently served as the commander of the Cyber National Mission Force at US Cyber Command, takes the reins of FCC/C10F from Gilday, who will assume duties as the director for operations, J-3, for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon.General Paul Nakasone, commander, US Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency was the ceremony’s guest speaker and presiding officer. He presented Gilday with the Distinguished Service Medal and commended his exceptional work and leadership while in command.During his comments, Gilday lauded the exceptional work of the men and women of Fleet Cyber Command.“These past 23 months have truly been a dream come true,” Gilday said. “Only in the US military could a Destroyerman, a Black Shoe, be so fortunate. I have been fascinated with our mission – signals intelligence, satellites, global telecommunications, networks, cyber – but it has been all of you, who work so hard, pouring everything into our mission., that makes Fleet Cyber truly a special command.”Gilday also expressed his confidence in White becoming the next commander of FCC/C10F.“When people describe the kind of shipmate they want by their side in combat, they’re describing Tim [Adm. White],” said Gilday. “A great naval officer, and we are lucky to have him here.”White is now the fifth flag officer selected to command the Navy’s newest Fleet, which reports directly to the Chief of Naval Operations as an Echelon II command and is responsible for Navy information network operations, offensive and defensive cyberspace operations, space operations and signals intelligence. As such, US Fleet Cyber Command serves as the Navy component command to US Cyber Command, the Navy space component to US Strategic Command, and the Navy’s Service Cryptologic Component Commander under the National Security Agency/Central Security Service.Since its establishment, FCC/C10F has grown into an operational force composed of more than 16,000 active and reserve sailors and civilians organized into 26 active commands, 40 Cyber Mission Force units, and 26 reserve commands. C10F provides support of Navy and joint missions in cyber/networks, cryptologic/signals intelligence and space. Photo: Official US Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet logo graphic. Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Samuel Souvannasolast_img read more

A Man Convicted Of Murder 20 Years Ago Will Have A New Trial

first_imgA Man Convicted Of Murder 20 Years Ago Will Have A New TrialIL For www.theindianlawyer.comA man convicted of murder more than 20 years ago will have a new trial after the Indiana Supreme Court held Friday that his trial counsel performed deficiently and his appeal was not barred by the doctrine of laches.Benjamin Laughlin and Stephen Sites were driving around Anderson looking for crack cocaine one night in April 1995 when they approached three people in an alley who they believed to be cocaine dealers. The dealer got in the cab of the truck Laughlin and Sites were driving and pulled a gun, and when Laughlin tried to grab the gun it was discharged, striking Laughlin in the abdomen.The dealer jumped out of the truck and ran away, and Laughlin eventually died from his injuries. Donnie Smith, one of the three people in the alley, testified that Trondo Humphrey had been carrying a gun that night, though Smith said he did not hear any shots or see Humphrey approach or enter the truck.But Roosevelt Brooks, who Smith said was also in the alley, gave an unsworn written statement saying he heard a “noise” after Humphrey approached the truck, then said Humphrey confessed to shooting one of the men. However, at trial Brooks said he was not with Smith and Humphrey on the night of the shooting and repudiated his statement, which had been admitted to impeach the credibility of his courtroom version, saying it was fabricated due to police pressure.Humphrey was convicted of murder in 1996 and was sentenced 60 years. He appealed, arguing the Madison Circuit Court had abused its discretion in admitting Brooks’ statement into evidence and had erred when it did not admonish the jury to consider the statement for impeachment purposes only. The Indiana Supreme Court initially affirmed his conviction in Humphrey v. State, 680 N.E.2d 836, 837-38 (Ind. 1997), holding that the statement was admissible for impeachment purposes only and noting that there were no claims of ineffective assistance of counsel raised in the appeal.Then, 15 years later, Humphrey filed a petition for post-conviction relief, alleging his trial counsel had rendered ineffective assistance by failing to object to the admission of Brooks’ statement on hearsay grounds, failing to request the admonishment to the jury, failing to “object to and improperly endorsing the trial court’s erroneous instruction on prior inconsistence statements” and, finally, failing to offer an instruction that “reflected a correct statement of law.”The state denied Humphrey’s claim and argued that they were barred by the doctrine of laches. The post-conviction court found that Humphrey’s claims were not barred but denied relief on the merits. The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the post-conviction court on the issue of laches but reversed on the substantive claims, holding that “Humphrey was prejudiced by counsel’s errors that allowed the jury to consider as substantive evidence the only evidence that identified Humphrey as the shooter.”The Indiana Supreme Court on Friday remanded the case, Trondo L. Humphrey v. State of Indiana, 48S02-1609-PC-480, for a new trial, pointing out a variety of errors made by Humphrey’s counsel its opinion.Justice Robert Rucker, writing the majority opinion, said Humphrey’s counsel only objected to Brooks’ statement on the basis of an improper foundation, not on hearsay. Had a hearsay objection been raised, the court would have been required to sustain it, Rucker said, so counsel’s failure to do so was a deficiency in his performance.Similarly, Indiana precedent holds that “if a defendant believes there is a danger that a jury could use a statement as substantive evidence, then it is incumbent upon the defendant to request that the jury be admonished that the statement be used to judge the witness’s credibility only.” Because Humphrey’s counsel did not move for such an admonishment or limiting instructing, his performance was deficient, the high court found.Further, the trial court’s jury instruction, which stated that jurors “may also consider the out-of-court statements as evidence…” was an incorrect statement of law to which Humphrey’s counsel should have objected. Given those deficient performances, Rucker wrote that Humphrey had satisfied the first prong of the two-part test in Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668 (1984).Humphrey also satisfied the prejudice prong of the Strickland test, Rucker wrote, noting “there is simply no admissible evidence that Humphrey possessed a gun that evening, let alone that he shot Laughlin.”Thus, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the post-conviction court, writing, “In viewing the evidence without the inadmissible hearsay statements, we believe there is a reasonable probability the result of Humphrey’s trial would have been different, namely Humphrey would not have been convicted of murder.”In a concurring opinion joined by Justice Geoffrey Slaughter, Justice Mark Massa wrote that the remedy of a new trial was “regrettable and avoidable.” Further, Massa wrote the state failed to develop its laches arguments at the post-conviction court level, leaving those arguments unavailable on appeal and compelling the high court to affirm the determination that Humphrey’s petition was not barred by laches.“But make no mistake, being compelled to act is a far cry from being satisfied with the outcome, particularly when the outcome – retrial of a convicted murderer two decades later – can subject the criminal justice system to the dismayed contempt of survivors and the public writ large,” he wrote.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Peach Fest Finalizes Lineup With Gov’t Mule And Dozens Of Artist Additions

first_imgThe Peach Music Festival wowed jam fans with a great initial lineup announcement several months ago, and today the festival has revealed their final lineup for this year’s event. Taking place from August 11-14 at Montage Mountain near Scranton, PA, the headliners for the event remain unchanged: Trey Anastasio Band, Gregg Allman, The String Cheese Incident, and a collaborative Gregg Allman Incident set.The new lineup features some work from Warren Haynes, who will not only bring Gov’t Mule to the festival but will also play a “Wake Up With Warren” solo set to get things rockin’ in the morning. Further additions include Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Blackberry Smoke, Toots & the Maytals, Railroad Earth, Dark Star Orchestra (2 sets), Twiddle, Cabinet, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Pimps of Joytime, American Babies, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, Consider the Source, The Magic Beans, and so many more!Check out the full finalized lineup below, and head to the Peach Fest website for details.last_img read more