WikiLeaks founder says he has explosive bank dossier

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Sternenstrasse / Tom Munz

first_imgArchDaily Houses Year:  Projects “COPY” Area:  520 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Sternenstrasse / Tom Munz Save this picture!© Ladina Bischof+ 38Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyHouses•Uzwil, Switzerland 2017 CopyAbout this officeTom MunzOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUzwilSwitzerlandPublished on April 22, 2018Cite: “Sternenstrasse / Tom Munz” 22 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Manufacturers: Pilkington, Glas Trösch, Lafarge Holcim, GriesserConstruction Management:Eggel & Partner AG, St. Gallen, SwitzerlandConstruction Engineer:Furrer & Partner AG, Wil, SwitzerlandHvac Engineer:Hälg & Co. AG, St. Gallen, SwitzerlandElectrical Engineer:Zweifel AG, Wil, SwitzerlandConstruction Physics:Studer + Strauss AG, St. Gallen, SwitzerlandFire Safety Planner:Meile + Holenstein AG, Muehlrueti, SwitzerlandLandscape Architect:Mettler Landschaftsarchitektur AG, Berlin, GermanyBuilding Volume:6817 m3Project Phases:project planning & realisation 2015-2017Developer:Uze AG, Uzwil, SwitzerlandCity:UzwilCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ladina BischofRecommended ProductsPartitionsdormakabaSliding Wall Systems- HSW/FSWPartitionsLinvisibileLinvisibile Altopiano Sliding Door System | MareaBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaPartitionsLonghiScreen – RotaryInitial situation Over the last few years, the district of Neudorf has transformed from an industrial and commercial area into a purely residential quarter. The building owner is following this trend and is searching for an internal consolidation of the plot with a progressive form of housing.  Save this picture!© Ladina BischofSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ladina BischofConcept The slightly sloping property borders the western side of the narrow-lined railway embankment from the 19th century. The concept works pragmatically and unpretentiously from the local context. The original use is to remain palpable through the setting, scale and spatial references. The progressive form of housing seeks the atmospheric feeling of immediacy of an industrial building. Save this picture!© Ladina BischofSave this picture!© Ladina BischofImplementation The elongated orthogonal structure develops parallel to the southern parcel boundary. There are 14 residential units in the three-storey building as well as an attic and basement, including basement car park. The four-block plan provides access to all flats via a stairwell on the northern facade. The loft-like residential units are organized around a generous living space with open cooking, living and dining areas. All materials are left in their raw state. Save this picture!© Ladina BischofProject gallerySee allShow lessSmelynes House / Kubinis metrasSelected ProjectsHP6 House / AHL architectsSelected Projects Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Sternenstrasse / Tom MunzSave this projectSaveSternenstrasse / Tom Munz Photographs:  Ladina Bischof Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Tom Munz Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Charity Commission advises on VAT on admissions to museums

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Finance Trading Advertisement The Charity Commission, in collaboration with HM Customs and Excise, has published a notice about exempt and non-exempt VAT status for cultural charities such as museums, theatres, art galleries and zoos.The notice follows the ruling in December 2003 about London Zoo’s status and anticipates changes being introduced on 1 June 2004. These could mean that some cultural organisations which currently do not qualify as eligible bodies could shortly do so.center_img Charity Commission advises on VAT on admissions to museums  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 May 2004 | Newslast_img read more

Fundraising complaints line opens in Scotland

first_img Tagged with: complaints regulation Scotland Melanie May | 8 July 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  108 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  107 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via “In relation to cross border charities, we will follow a ‘lead’ regulator model – as used by OSCR and the Charity Commission – for charities with headquarters in England and Wales but which fundraise in Scotland, who will comply with the Scottish regulatory system but will be regulated by the Fundraising Regulator. This move follows extensive consultation with the third sector and the public and I’m confident it will keep public trust in our charities at the high level they deserve to be.” Fundraising complaints line opens in Scotland Scotland’s fundraising complaints line and website have gone live, for members of the public wishing to make a complaint about charity fundraising in the country.The move follows Scotland’s rejection of the Fundraising Regulator, which opened for business yesterday (7th July). Instead, Scotland has opted for stronger self-regulation.Scottish Fundraising Complaints has been set up by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and the Scottish charity regulator OSCR to help people resolve any concerns about a charity’s fundraising practices, with the aim of helping to maintain public trust and confidence in charities operating in Scotland.Scottish Fundraising Complaints is part of the new model for charity fundraising regulation in Scotland, which will see more responsibility placed on charities and the OSCR to encourage good practice.The public can contact the service on 0808 164 2520, visit or email [email protected] Sime, chief executive, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, said:“This new phone and email service will make it easier for members of the public to complain about charity fundraising by helping them find the right place to raise their fundraising complaint and get it resolved. It coincides with the launch of a whole new chapter in the story of fundraising standards and the need for our sector to nurture public trust and confidence in what we do.”Commenting on how Scotland will manage complaints about charities working cross border, communities secretary Angela Constance said: Advertisementlast_img read more

2019 Indiana State Fair Theme to Honor ‘Heroes in the Heartland’

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News 2019 Indiana State Fair Theme to Honor ‘Heroes in the Heartland’ SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 3, 2019 2019 Indiana State Fair Theme to Honor ‘Heroes in the Heartland’ Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE To pay tribute to the heroism of everyday Hoosiers, the Indiana State Fair announces that its 2019 theme is HEROES IN THE HEARTLAND presented by Indiana Donor Network. Throughout the 17-day event, slated for August 2 -18, the Indiana State Fair will salute Hoosier farmers, first responders, educators, members of the Armed Forces, and many others who keep us safe and make us proud. The Fair will celebrate our nurturers, protectors, guardians and guides. Additionally, each day during the fair, Super Heroes featured in box office movies will be highlighted.“We’re proud to honor individuals whose exceptional commitment and caring enrich our lives,” said Cindy Hoye, executive director, Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. “The Indiana State Fair is uniquely positioned to offer connections and experiences that recognize and celebrate our state’s Heroes in the Heartland.”Kellie Hanner, Indiana Donor Network president and chief executive officer, stated, “Indiana Donor Network is excited to present the 2019 Indiana State Fair theme, ‘Heroes in the Heartland,’ which is so appropriate for our cause. Each day, we honor our donor heroes and their families, the professionals that make donation happen, our volunteers and advocates, and the 115,000 men, women and children who are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. This year’s fair will help us shed more light on the important issue of donation and inspire more Hoosiers to be someone’s hero and register as organ, tissue and eye donors.”As part of the fair’s theme activation, Hoosiers are encouraged to visit to honor their personal heroes. The State Fair will include these stories in their 2019 Fair campaign, “Who’s Your Hero?” For more information, view the fair’s theme announcement video here:Advanced discount tickets are now on sale online and at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum box office. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements, including the Free Stage concert line up, all leading up to opening day on Friday, August 2, when you can enjoy the annual Indiana State Fair. For additional updates, follow the Indiana State Fair on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Source: Indiana State Fair Previous articleChina Purchasing More U.S. SoyNext articleConsumer Food Trends in 2019 Will Impact Farmers Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom

first_img to go further The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa NigerAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Receive email alerts July 16, 2020 Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom NigerAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary arrests of two journalists in the past two months in Niger. They constitute a disturbing reversal for press freedom in a country that had seen significant progress in recent years. One of the journalists is still being held. Organisation Niger is ranked 57th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, nine places higher than in 2019. RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more Ali Soumana (left) and Samira Sabou (right). Credit: L’Évènement Niger Niger: Journalist arrested in response to lawsuit by president’s son Follow the news on Niger The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism Help by sharing this information June 12, 2020 Find out more News May 11, 2021 Find out more The latest victim is Ali Soumana, the founder and editor of the newspaper Le Courrier and a member of the Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO), who spent two days in police custody after being summoned for questioning by the judicial police in the capital, Niamey, on 12 July. The authorities accuse him of “writing and publishing false information” in an article –  published on 11 July and widely shared on social media – in which he quoted sources as saying that companies found to have overbilled for military equipment were currently negotiating repayment terms to avoid prosecution. According to the defence ministry’s final audit, the state lost around 50 million euros as a result of this over-charging, which has been a front-page story in Niger’s press for several weeks.Samira Sabou, a freelance journalist and blogger who runs the Mides-Niger website, has meanwhile been held since 10 June when she was arrested for linking Sani Issoufou Mahamadou, a presidential adviser and son of the country’s president, to the same over-billing case in a Facebook post. The prosecution requested a five-week prison sentence for Sabou on 14 July in a trial expected to conclude on 28 July. Instead of being tried under Niger’s 2010 press law, which prohibits imprisonment for press offences, she is being tried under the controversial 2019 cyber-crime law, which provides for sentences of between six months and three years in prison for online defamation.“These arrests of journalists send a disturbing signal and represent a serious setback for press freedom in a country that had seen significant progress in this area in recent years,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “We urge the authorities to drop all proceeding against the journalist who has been released, and to free the journalist who is still in prison. These arrests also reflect the danger that the new cyber-crime law poses to journalism in Niger. Ending prison sentences for press offences was a major step forward that must not be bypassed now in order to attack online media. Journalists are not cyber-criminals.”The press law was already circumvented in 2017 in order to arrest Soumana under the penal code on a charge of obtaining a judicial document by fraudulent means after he published a prosecutor’s summing-up in a legal case. News Reports Newslast_img read more

Threats force another journalist to flee the region where he works

first_imgNews RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Help by sharing this information Organisation Follow the news on Colombia Reporters Without Borders is outraged that Fanor Zúñiga Hurtado, editor in chief and cameraman of the local TV station Más Noticias, was forced to leave the western region of Buenaventura on 24 July because of repeated threats since March. He is the sixth Colombian journalist so far this year to be forced to flee the region where he works as a result of threats. Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today that Fanor Zúñiga Hurtado, editor in chief and cameraman of the local TV station Más Noticias, has been forced to leave the western region of Buenaventura where he works because of repeated threats since March from leftist guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).”News coverage will suffer in Buenaventura as a result of Zúñiga’s forced departure, especially as he was an independently-minded journalist who stood up to FARC pressure,” the press freedom organisation said.”His departure also exposes the inadequacy if not complete absence of any response from the local authorities aimed at ensuring the safety of journalists in war zones, with the risk that the impunity enjoyed by press freedom predators will become even more widespread,” Reporters Without Borders added.Zúñiga left Buenaventura after receiving threats over an editorial decision not to carry a report about the arrest of a former right-wing paramilitary. Seeing the decision as a sign of bias in favour of the paramilitaries and against the Marxist guerrillas, the FARC threatened to attack him or the studios of Más Noticias.The Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP), the local partner of Reporters Without Borders, said the threats against Zúñiga began on 13 March, when a stranger accosted his wife in the street and said: “Tell your husband to take good care of himself… because he is beginning to give me very good reasons to silence him.” This occurred after Más Noticias broadcast footage of a clash between FARC activists and police.Zúñiga was threatened again in April after refusing to broadcast footage from five videocassettes which the FARC had sent him.Since the start of the year, five other journalists have been forced to leave the areas where they were working as a result of threats. They are Claudio Gomajoa Buesaquillo of radio La Dorada Estéreo (in the southern department of Putumayo), Antonio Colmenares of La Opinión and Jorge Corredor of La Voz del Norte (in the northeastern city of Cúcuta), Julián Alberto Ochoa Restrepo of the TV station AUPAN (in the northwestern department of Antioquia), and Edwin Alberto Moreno Mojica of local radio station 88.3 Tame FM Stereo (in the northeastern department of Arauca). Many others have been subjected to constant harassment and have been told to leave. October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts Reports RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more July 27, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threats force another journalist to flee the region where he works ColombiaAmericas News to go further News May 13, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policieslast_img read more

Paul brings some Limerick boogie moves to Blackpool

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleShocking statistics at Limerick ’16 Days of Action’ launchNext articleA new dawn for Mid-West employment Alan Jacques Linkedin TAGSlimerickPaul RocheSt Clement’s CollegeWest End Youth CentreWorld Disco Kid Championships Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsPaul brings some Limerick boogie moves to BlackpoolBy Alan Jacques – December 4, 2014 1204 by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Paul Roche with West End Youth Centre manager William PriestlyMOVE over John Travolta! There’s a new kid in town!Fifteen-year-old Paul Roche from Ballinacurra Weston will be blaming it on the boogie this weekend when he brings some contagious night fever to Blackpool. Paul, a fourth year student at St Clement’s College, is getting his groove on in preparation for the World Disco Kid Championships from December 5 to 7.The twinkle-toed Limerick teenager has been making a name for himself as a champion freestyle dancer since primary school. However, this year he hotfooted it onto the international stage when he became the U16 Boy Elite Champion 2014 in Wales.Paul has achieved numerous other titles in Ireland this year and was chosen as the ‘Overall Champion Boy Winner’ at the National Championships in May.The budding Limerick star has been a member of the West End Youth Centre in Ballinacurra Weston, which has a tradition of supporting outstanding achievement by young people in the local area, for a number of years. William Priestly, manager of the West End Youth Centre said it has been a great honour to see Paul develop into one of Ireland’s top dancers.“Unfortunately, Ballinacurra Weston has been in the news for all the wrong reasons over the past number of years. It is great to finally see some of its outstanding young people get the recognition they deserve. We are currently trying to support Paul in as many ways as possible,” said Mr Priestly.The World Disco Kid Championships will take place in the very same venue as the BBC hit show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Paul’s dance teacher Eilish McCarthy of the Eilish McCarthy School of Dance now has high hopes for him this weekend at the prestigious Tower Ballroom.“Paul has been one of the most dedicated and professional dancers I have ever come across. Week in, week out, year in, year out, Paul has been willing to make the countless sacrifices needed to make it to the top. His record in Ireland is second to none and we are quietly confident he’ll make a big impression at the World Championships in Blackpool,” Eilish predicts.Paul sees this weekend as “something special”, but for now is putting all his focus on the dancing.“When I first started dancing, it was just for fun. Bit by bit I started to do competitions. There’s always a great buzz at the competitions and I love being out on the dance floor,” Paul reveals.“A lot of people have given me a lot of support, which has made things a lot easier for me, especially my mum Alice and my teacher Eilish. There are flights, hotels and costumes to worry about but thanks to them, I can just concentrate on dancing,” he concluded. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

ODC lands $6-7B Nacero

first_img Creamy Fruit SaladFruit Salad to Die ForTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay GOOD NEWS: Names in the News Facebook WhatsApp MATTER OF RECORD: May 30, 2021 Home Local News ODC lands $6-7B Nacero Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Bustin’ for Badges WinnerNext articleFree screenings at TTUHSC Federico Martinez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Facebookcenter_img The Odessa City Council recently voted to have the Odessa Development Corporation negotiate an agreement with Nacero, Inc. which plans to build $6.5-$7 billion natural gas processing and production facility in Penwell. The company plans to use a more environmentally-friendly process to convert natural gas to methanol, and methanol to gasoline, Nacero officials explained to city council earlier this month during a work session. The plant will employ 350 full time operators and maintenance personnel in three shifts with a forecast annual salary of approximately $85,000 per person. (Jacob Ford | Odessa American) Twitter Local News ODC lands $6-7B Nacero Councilman calls it biggest deal since El Paso Products Pinterest Construction of a proposed $6.5-$7 billion natural gas processing and production facility could begin by the end of the year, a project that will create at least 3,500 construction jobs and then 350 permanent jobs in Ector County, a Houston-based gas manufacturing company announced Wednesday.The Odessa Development Corporation negotiated the agreement with Nacero, Inc., which plans to build the plant in Penwell.“This is the biggest deal in Odessa since El Paso Products was built on the south side in 1956.” Odessa City Councilman Steve Thompson said. “This is a great opportunity for the community.”Pump jacks operate in an oilfield Wednesday in Penwell. The Odessa City Council recently voted to have the Odessa Development Corporation negotiate an agreement with Nacero, Inc. which plans to build $6.5-$7 billion natural gas processing and production facility in Penwell. The company plans to use a more environmentally-friendly process to convert natural gas to methanol, and methanol to gasoline, Nacero officials explained to city council earlier this month during a work session. The plant will employ 350 full time operators and maintenance personnel in three shifts with a forecast annual salary of approximately $85,000 per person. (Jacob Ford | Odessa American)The company plans to use a more environmentally-friendly process to convert natural gas to methanol, and methanol to gasoline, Nacero officials explained to city council earlier this month during a work session.This is a unique large-scale energy project that produces zero-sulfur gasoline from natural gas using an environmentally superior process with a smaller carbon footprint compared to traditional gasoline production processes, they said during the presentation.“Ector County is the ideal location for us,” Nacero President and CEO Jay McKenna said in a news release Wednesday. “From a geographic and logistics standpoint you can’t beat it.“We will be in a major new market and beneficial home for the natural gas that is currently flared in the Permian Basin. Our zero-sulfur gasoline will reduce ground level ozone in cities across Texas and the Southwest, which is causing illness and limiting economic growth.”Nacero’s new manufacturing plant will be built in two phases, the news release detailed. Phase one will produce 70,000 barrels per day of gasoline component, which will be ready for blending.Phase two will increase that capacity to 100,000 barrels per day.Construction of the Penwell facility will employ a peak of 3,500 skilled workers during the four years of phase one construction.When fully operational, the plant will employ 350 fulltime operators and maintenance personnel in three shifts with a forecast annual salary of about $85,000 per person.Nacero has also pledged that its contractors will try to utilize local businesses during construction and operations.During construction, Nacero officials estimate that $263 million of combined equipment and services will be locally sourceable.The ODC recently offered a $20 million grant incentive to entice Nacero to come to Ector County, Wesley Burnett, director of economic development for the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, said.Those funds will be paid out over 10 years if the company maintains compliance with all terms and conditions included in the negotiated contract.“We have been working on this since COVID started in March 2020,” Burnett said. “There has been a lot of work by staff and volunteers who helped make this happen.“Grow Odessa and the Odessa Chamber of Commerce were also very instrumental in this effort.”As an additional incentive Ector County, the Hospital District, Odessa College and Ector County Independent School District have agreed to limit property values, which will provide Nacero a tax break, Burnett said.State Rep. Brooks Landgraf said he is thrilled to welcome Nacero to West Texas.“This world-class, innovative company will use 100% American resources to make 100% American affordable gasoline for everyday American drivers. Nacero will diversify our economy and remind the world of Ector County’s leadership in the oil and gas industry.”Nacero’s Chief Operating Officer Hal Bouknight said the company was impressed by the support shown by the ODC, Odessa’s business leaders, taxing entities and local residents.“I’d always heard that Odessa’s citizens have a “can-do spirit,” but I was really impressed by just how hard people were willing to work to help bring us to the area,” Bouknight said.Nacero’s news release detailed that all of the plant’s electricity will come from renewable sources, much of which will be produced on-site from solar panels co-located with the manufacturing facilities on Nacero’s 2,600-acre site, which will sit on the Penwell land originally slated for the failed FutureGen and then Summit endeavors.The plant will be the first in the U.S. to make gasoline from natural gas and the first in the world to do so with carbon capture and sequestration. Sequestered CO2 will be transported via an existing on-site pipeline.Odessa Development Corporation Chairman Tim Edgmon, in a news release, “This project proves once again that West Texas in general, and Odessa in particular, leads the nation in energy innovation and production.”Burnett described Nacero as a perfect fit for Ector County. “The regional economic impact of this single facility will be in the tens of billions of dollars. I thank my staff and all those who worked with them for their hard work in bringing this incredible opportunity here.” By Federico Martinez – April 22, 2021 Twitter GOOD NEWS: Retirement last_img read more

The Industry Pulse: Updates on Ocwen,, and More

first_img Tagged with: Company News First American lereta Ocwen ServiceLink The Industry Pulse Think Realty Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. 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The Industry Pulse: Updates on Ocwen,, and More Previous: Ocwen Awarded Top Servicing Performance Rating from Fannie Mae Next: How Many Homeowners Plan on Remaining in Their Homes? Ocwen Financial Corporation, a financial services holding company based in West Palm Beach, Florida, has announced that the company was named a Fannie Mae Servicer Total Achievement and Rewards (STAR) Performer for 2017. The STAR Program recognition is reserved for top performing servicers within one or more of three STAR Performer categories: general servicing, solution delivery, and timeline management. For the 2017 STAR Program year, Ocwen received a STAR Performer for general servicing, solution delivery, and timeline management.“We are extremely proud to receive the STAR award from Fannie Mae across all three categories,” said Scott Anderson, EVP and Chief Servicing Officer of Ocwen. “This recognition is another proof point of our team members’ high standards, accountability, and commitment to service excellence as well as the company’s focus on continuous improvement in our systems and processes.”________________________________________________________________________________Think Realty Radio, a national radio show airing daily on Wall Street Radio, has secured a partnership agreement with California-based, an online real estate marketplace focused exclusively on the sale of residential bank-owned and foreclosure properties. sponsors the Think Realty Radio show on Thursdays.“We are excited to connect with Think Realty’s national audience of investors and help them find properties that fit their individual and personal investment criteria,” said Colleen Lambros, CMO from “We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Think Realty.”________________________________________________________________________________California-based First American Financial Corporation, a global provider of title insurance settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. Total revenue for Q1 2018 was $1.3 billion, a decline of 1 percent relative to Q1 2017. Net income in the current quarter was $76.2 million, compared with net income of $58.3 million in Q1 2017. Net realized investment losses in the current quarter were $5.7 million, compared with net realized losses of $0.1 million last year.“The year is off to a strong start, with the company achieving a pretax title margin of 8.6 percent in the first quarter,” said Dennis J. Gilmore, CEO at First American Financial Corporation. “Revenue growth in our purchase and commercial businesses largely offset the impact of the downward trend in refinance transactions. We benefited from our continued focus on operating efficiency and from higher investment income driven by the rise in short-term interest rates.”________________________________________________________________________________LERETA, a leading national real estate tax and flood service provider, announced that William Theisinger has joined the executive team as CTO. Theisinger has an established career building and leading solutions programs and will play a pivotal role in bringing technology to the forefront for LERETA and its customers. Theisinger has 20 years of experience leveraging technology and delivering solutions to businesses across numerous verticals. In his role at LERETA, Theisinger is focused on creating business platforms that allow for greater efficiencies both internally and for the company’s customers.“Developing advanced technology is in my DNA,” Theisinger said. “LERETA has given me the opportunity to create unique offerings, and I am looking forward to the team creating revolutionary solutions for our clients.”Prior to LERETA, Theisinger worked at (The Real Yellow Pages) for five years, building big data platforms and the infrastructure to support them. He segued into owning his own business, Snipvue, that is focused on the evolution of technology opportunities in the genetics space. Theisinger also worked at tech incubator, IdeaLab in Pasadena, Calif. and, which was eventually bought by Yahoo!.________________________________________________________________________________ServiceLink, the Pittsburgh-based national provider of transaction services for the mortgage and finance industries, has hired Sean Galaise as a national sales executive of default services. Galaise comes to ServiceLink with more than 15 years of experience managing sales and operations within the lending and loan servicing mortgage default industry.Galaise has worked with several companies such as EMC Mortgage, JP Morgan Chase, Caliber Home Loans and The Five Star Institute. Galaise brings ServiceLink particular strength in the field services sales area, as he has spent the last three years representing a nationwide asset management and field service provider. 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