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APD Deputy Chief Fernandez retiring in September

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first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here TAGSAPD Captain David CallApopka Police DepartmentDeputy Chief Randy Fernandez Previous articleWekiva grad serves aboard a floating airport at seaNext articleLast day to participate in the Apopka Chamber’s Business Expo Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! The Apopka Police Department announced Thursday that Deputy Chief Randy Fernandez and Captain David Call will retire.According to the Separation Agreement and General Release documents, dated and signed on April 17th and released by the APD today, Fernandez has agreed to voluntarily retire from the APD effective on September 9th at 5 PM.Apopka Deputy Chief Randy Fernandez will retire from the APD in September.In the document, the city acknowledges that any allegations against Fernandez and Call with regard to violating City policies have been investigated and resulted in a finding of “not sustained”. Based on that finding, the required FDLE Affidavit of Separation form submitted by the City will identify the reason for Fernandez and Call’s separation as “Administrative-Routine-Retires. Not involving misconduct”. The APD has not released the internal investigations of Fernandez or Call but says they will release them when they are finalized. In February of 2019, Fernandez was suspended with pay over allegations he abused his authority/position.The document also stipulates that Fernandez and Call will not apply for, solicit, seek, or otherwise attempt to obtain or accept employment with the City.Fernandez and Call will be paid 20 weeks of severance at their current rate of pay until their retirement. Their health benefits will continue as provided for any other retired employee with more than 25 years of service and will receive the value of accrued but unused Paid Time Off, according to the documents.There is also a clause included that neither party will make disparaging remarks about the other.Fernandez started with the city in 1989 at the Apopka Fire Department and became a sworn law enforcement officer in 1991. He held many ranks within the AFD and conducted arson investigations for years until earning the position of fire chief in 2006. In 2008, Fernandez joined the ranks of the APD as a commander and managed various divisions within the organization. He was named deputy chief in August of 2017. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Accord, NY Passive House / North River Architecture & Planning

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first_img Accord, NY Passive House / North River Architecture & Planning Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Bosch, Fujitsu, Klus, Kohler, LG Electronics, Liebherr, Santa & Cole, Zehnder, Zola Windows, AO Smith, H&W Doors, Q-Tran, Trimble Navigation Houses Lead Architects: “COPY” Accord, NY Passive House / North River Architecture & PlanningSave this projectSaveAccord, NY Passive House / North River Architecture & Planning ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922435/accord-ny-passive-house-north-river-architecture-and-planning Clipboard Year:  Photographs Projects Architects: North River Architecture & Planning Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNorth River Architecture & PlanningOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityAccordUnited StatesPublished on August 07, 2019Cite: “Accord, NY Passive House / North River Architecture & Planning” 07 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922435/accord-ny-passive-house-north-river-architecture-and-planning Clipboard Kaaterskill Associates ArchDaily Area:  2755 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project United States 2018 Photographs:  Deborah DeGraffenreid, North River Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Structural Engineering: CopyHouses, Sustainability•Accord, United States North River Architecture & Planning, PC Save this picture!© Deborah DeGraffenreid+ 13Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Clients:Built for North River Architecture’s Senior DesignerMechanical Design:Baukraft EngineeringConsultants:Northeast Projects LLC, WUFI Passive energy modeling Spruce Mountain Inc, PHIUS+ RaterDesign Team:North River Architecture & Planning PCCity:AccordCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Deborah DeGraffenreidRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. The North River Architecture design team has embraced Passive House design as a challenge and necessity in their practice. By demonstrating that Passive House design can be affordable, beautiful, resilient, and comfortable, the designers sought to overcome the common challenges that hinder its mainstream viability. This 2,755 square foot home was designed to have zero energy or maintenance costs while respecting local historic and cultural significance.Save this picture!© Deborah DeGraffenreidThe design concept takes its references from the simple, hardscrabble farm buildings still common and recognizable in New York’s Hudson Valley since the Dutch settlers came to the area in the 17th century. This simplicity allowed for modern strategic expressions of flexibility, informality and connection to the outdoors, such as flexible living spaces and a dramatic expanse of south-facing glass. The home was also designed for longevity, and included design strategies for easy interior expansion and renovation. The structural spans, utilities rough-ins, expansive attic spaces, and modular floor layout were all designed to allow for flexible re-configuration and expansion for future occupants of the home.Save this picture!© Deborah DeGraffenreidWith PHIUS+ Certification, the project achieves an 80 percent reduction in energy use compared to code compliant structures. The Net Zero Energy strategy ties the house to the local power grid with a 9KW photovoltaic array through a net metering agreement with the local utility; as such, the homeowner will carry no net energy costs annually. Materials and design choices were selected for longevity, durability and to be maintenance-free, high-functioning, and simple, including galvanized corrugated steel siding and a trowel-finished concrete slab floor inside.Save this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Second Floor PlanThe xeri-scaped peagravel patio needs no landscaping care or irrigation and minimizes local Lyme tick exposure. Trim materials inside and out were chosen for their adaptive re-use and low resource extraction properties, including the use of engineered lumber for trim work, salvaged white oak slats, and carmelized cork throughout the project. The cork was used inside and out for its sustainable harvest and broad utility for acoustics, water resistance, and insulation value.Save this picture!© Deborah DeGraffenreidWhile adhering to strict budgetary constraints, the design team met ambitious energy performance goals of PHIUS+ Passive House Certification and Net Zero Energy without sacrificing architectural warmth and expression. To keep costs down and promote the buildability of Passive House in the local market, contractors with no prior Passive House experience were trained on-site and common grade, overstocked materials were used during construction with low waste in mind.Save this picture!© Deborah DeGraffenreidUsing these methods, the team was able to achieve a competitive price per square foot relative to regional costs for this market niche, demonstrating that Passive House design can have a common-sense appeal to homeowners, designers, and to conventional builders. North River Architecture hosted open house learning events during different phases of construction to promote open-source sharing of methods and solutions with the local building and design community.Save this picture!© Deborah DeGraffenreidProject gallerySee allShow lessOn Mountain Hut Cabin / Thilo Alex BrunnerSelected ProjectsHouse of Kando / AKITO MACHI architectsSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Cancer Research UK raises funds via contactless benches

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first_imgHave you donated via a smart bench? Tell us about the experience in the comments below. [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”5″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”100″ thumbnail_height=”75″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show as slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Advertisement More contactless benches to comeFollowing this pilot, a further 10 benches will be installed by the end of February, with an additional 80 to be installed this year.Michael Docherty, director of digital at Cancer Research UK, said:“Having used contactless technology in innovative ways in the past to engage the public in the work we do, we are always looking for new opportunities to incorporate contactless technology further throughout the charity and make it even easier for our supporters to help us beat cancer sooner. These Smart Benches seemed like the next step in our use of contactless technology to bring charitable giving closer to our supporters, integrating it seamlessly into cutting-edge street furniture.”Miloš Milisavljević, founder and CEO of Strawberry Energy, developers and owners of the Smart Bench network, said that he was proud that they had worked with CRUK on a fundraising innovation, saying:“Our charging stations bring people together, motivate them to spend more time outdoors, and enhance their enjoyment of the environment with information such as pollution sensors.”World Cancer Day 2017As well as making donations via these smart benches, Cancer Research UK is also urging the nation to wear a Unity Band® on 4 February 2017, World Cancer Day, to create an #ActofUnity that will help beat cancer sooner. The charity suggests a donation of £2 per band.  451 total views,  5 views today A street bench is the latest object to be transformed into a contactless giving opportunity. Cancer Research is introducing 100 ‘smart benches’ in London in time for World Cancer Day today, 4th February.Developed in partnership with Strawberry Energy and MKTG, the solar-powered benches “enhance public spaces” by providing mobile device charging ports and free wi-fi access, as well as, you’ll be pleased to hear, a place to sit and socialise.#SmartBenchUKCRUK is claiming that this is “the world’s first use of contactless payment on the Smart Bench”. The public can use their contactless debit or credit card on the bench to tap and donate £2 to the cancer charity.Cancer Research UK is the first brand to partner on the Smart Bench scheme. The locations in Islington and Lewisham were selected because of their high-footfall.  Strawberry EnergyStrawberry Energy built the benches. It develops solar-powered street furniture for smart cities to enhance the outdoor experience of the 21st century mobile generation. Urban Partnerships, a division of MKTG, delivers projects within the public space that are mutually beneficial for both brands and non-profit organisations.The first benches in London will not cost taxpayers a penny. Strawberry has taken on production and installation as part of its commitment to London as a smart city.The benches are indeed smart. Sensors built into them monitor real-time environmental data including air quality, which users can check via the Strawberry Energy smart phone app. The data is fed to local boroughs to help monitor the capital’s air quality. Howard Lake | 4 February 2017 | News Tagged with: Cancer Research UK contactless London Where to sit and donateIf you want to try out a Smart Bench you will find them at the following locations, with map co-ordinates in brackets.Islington·         Contactless Essex Road (51.538116, -0.099604)·         Contactless: Islington Green (51.535865, -0.103000)·         Essex Road (51.540730, -0.095340)·         Old Street (51.525104, -0.092511)·         Newington Road (51.551009, -0.085991)Lewisham·         Contactless: Albion Way- Lewisham High Street (51.462605, -0.010379)·         Contactless: Lewis Grove- Albion Way (51.461434, -0.010507)·         Near the model market (51.4598471,-0.0114373)·         Brookmill Road (51.473093, -0.023598)·         Corner of New Cross Road and Childeric Street (51.475793, -0.036973) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis109 Donating to CRUK on the streets of Lewisham – by smart bench. Charities and contactless givingCRUK is just one of a number of charities that has been testing contactless giving over the last couple of years.CRUK uses contactless giving via their charity shop windows (January 2015)CRUK trials contactless collections for World Cancer Day 2016 (February 2016)Comic Relief to raise contactless donations via comedian statues (February 2015) Blue Cross uses dogs for mobile contactless fundraising (May 2016)  Cancer Research UK raises funds via contactless benches  452 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis109 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Newspaper editor beheaded in axe attack

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first_img Help by sharing this information News BangladeshAsia – Pacific RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) expressed outrage at the barbaric murder of a regional newspaper editor who was decapitated by men who attacked him with axes.The murder of Dipankar Chakrabarty, in Sherpur in the north-west, brings to four the number of journalists killed in Bangladesh since the start of 2004.The international press freedom organisation called on home affairs minister, Lutfozzaman Babor, to set up an investigative commission to probe the case and to send more police officers to the Sherpur area.”Unless all possible light is shed on the motives for this murder, the entire press will suffer anguish. This execution bears the hallmarks of people ready to do anything to get rid of a journalist who was getting in their way,” it said in a letter to the minister.Chakrabarty, editor of regional daily Durjoy Bangla, was returning home after work when five young men jumped him and hacked him to death. Neighbours heard screams and the sound of scooters on which the killers fled. They rushed into the street and found the editor’s decapitated body. After a post mortem examination the body was taken to the Bogra press club.A police officer told Agence France-Presse that the murder was the work of “professionals”, but he did not yet know the motives or the identity of those responsible. Chakrabarty had previously told Reporters Without Borders that he felt threatened because of his revelations about local gangsters who enjoyed the protection of some politicians in Sherpur. Journalists in Sherpur and Bogra sent an ultimatum to the local authorities to find the killers in the next 72 hours as a silent march was organised in the town. Regional newspapers will all carry blank front pages over the next three days as a mark of protest.Dipankar Chakrabarty, 59, began his career as a journalist in the 1970s. He was vice-president of the Bogra branch of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ). The BFUJ decided to hang a black flag in all its offices and its members will wear a black badge for three days.After Iraq and the Philippines, Bangladesh has seen the largest number of journalists (4) killed while doing their jobs in 2004. More journalists suffered physical attack and received death threats in Bangladesh than in any other country during 2002, 2003 and during the first months of 2004. Dipankar Chakrabarty, editor of the regional daily Durjoy Bangla, has been murdered. Journalists have given police in Bogra 72 hours to identify those responsible. Reporters Without Borders urged the interior minister to set up a special investigative commission. Organisation February 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bangladesh Receive email alerts February 26, 2021 Find out more News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention October 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor beheaded in axe attack BangladeshAsia – Pacific to go further News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage May 19, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Newslast_img read more

Residents warned of Irish Water themed scam

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first_imgPictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road Previous articleSMEs to explore sources of funding at Shannon Chamber eventNext articleSheila Richardson takes En Plein Air top prize Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BusinessNewsCrime & CourtResidents warned of Irish Water themed scamBy Staff Reporter – September 6, 2017 1281 Linkedin Print Advertisement Email WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Irish Water defers introduction of new business charges during the Covid 19 emergency Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Scammers are purporting to be from Irish Water in the return of an email phishing scamLIMERICK homeowners and residents are being warned of the return of an Irish Water themed card-stealing online phishing scam.In its latest warning notice, ESET Ireland said that the custom made scam for Irish computer users, is doing the rounds again.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Coming in the form of an email titled “Update your account details” and equipped with Irish Water graphics, the phoney email says:“Irish Water is performing the annual account maintenance procedure. Please login to your account and complete the requested actions. Once logged in you will be guided to the rest of the process.Log in now to My Water and complete your online account maintenance.”Clicking on the link leads to a forged log-in page, where the victim first hands over their Irish Water log-in details and is then asked to enter all the details of their credit or debit card as well.After providing the cybercriminals with all the required info, the user gets bounced back to the genuine Irish Water website.Users should avoid clicking on any links in such fraudulent emails, as they can lead to counterfeit or infected websites, that can spread malware or cause financial damage.See more news here TAGSIrish Waterphishingscam Twitter Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clearlast_img read more

Shannon Group to light up Green in support of Tourism

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first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleFive Munster players nominated for Zurich Players AwardsNext articleScannell and Cronin needing surgery as Munster issue squad update Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BusinessLimerickNewsShannon Group to light up Green in support of TourismBy Meghann Scully – October 8, 2020 152 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Twitter Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Advertisement Email SHANNON Group will light up Shannon Airport, and its Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John’s Castle visitor attractions in green from 7.30pm tomorrow evening (Thursday 8th October).It is doing so in support and solidarity with tourism industry colleagues in the inbound tour operator, events industry, and incentives sectors.who are suffering as a result of the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which has ravaged the tourism industry.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Normally the greening of these Shannon Group buildings would be done for St. Patrick’s Day as part of the global greening campaign, but given the unprecedented impact COVID-19 is having on the tourism sector, Shannon Group is taking part in a campaign to shine a light on this vital sector of the tourism economy. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Odessa Under 40 honoring Judge Hendricks-Green

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first_img Twitter Pinterest Local NewsCourts TAGS  Ector County Court at Law Judge Brooke Hendricks-Green has been named one of the recipients of Odessa Under 40. The Odessa Under 40 event has been scheduled for June 29 at the MCM Grande Hotel and FunDome. Ector County Court of Law Judge Brooke Hendricks-Green said she has literal and figurative shoes to fill. The 38-year-old ran for public office after longtime judge Jim Bobo announced he would retire when his term ended in 2018. Hendricks-Green ran unopposed, won the seat and her tenure as the Ector County Court of Law judge began at the start of January 2019. “I have absolutely loved it,” Hendricks-Green said about her first six months as a judge. “Everybody has been so kind and so helpful. Judge (Jim) Bobo has been very gracious in helping me with the transition. He sat down with me before I started.” On June 29, Hendricks-Green and 19 other Odessans will be honored during the third annual Odessa Under 40 Awards Gala at the MCM Grande Hotel and FunDome. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Hendricks-Green said she is thankful for the opportunity to accept this award. “I’m very honored,” Hendricks-Green said. “There are some amazing receipents. I’m in great company and I’ve very humbled to be recognized.” Hendricks-Green graduated from Permian High School in 1999. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from McMurry University in 2002 and then graduated from Texas Tech Law School in 2006. While she was attending Texas Tech Law School, Hendricks-Green received an internship with the Midland County District Attorney’s Office. When she graduated, the office offered her a position as the juvenile prosecutor in 2006. Hendricks-Green worked for the Midland County DA’s Office for four years. She then worked for Ector County District Attorney’s Office for four years and during that time became Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland’s first assistant. Hendricks-Green said she wanted to be an attorney her whole life, but the end goal was to be a judge. She took the plung when Judge Bobo announced that he wouldn’t run for re-election and he told her that she should run for the position. “It all fell into place and I’ve always wanted to give back and help and be in public service,” Hendricks-Green said. “This is a wonderful venue to do that.” Deanna Webster, court adminstor for Hendricks-Green, said she worked for Judge Bobo for a little more than five years. She said there haven’t really been any big changes from Judge Bobo to Judge Hendricks-Green. Webster said she worked with Hendricks-Green when she was with the Ector County District Attorney’s Office and admitted it was a little nerve-wracking to work for a new judge. Yet, Webster said Hendricks-Green made her feel at ease from the start. “She makes you feel very secure and taken care of,” Webster said. “She cares about the workplace, but she also cares about myself as a person. She wants to make our job smooth and easygoing.” Hendricks-Green serves as the lone juvenile judge for Ector County. She said many of the juveniles she sees in her courtroom are good kids that made dumb decisions. Hendricks-Green said she enjoys the chance to help those juveniles and their families get through the criminal justice system. “I think if we could have intervened earlier in their lives, they could have turned it around,” Hendricks-Green said. “I’m very hopeful of our juvenile system that we can try to change their behavior at an early age and help them become successful contributing members of society.” Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Lotto’ gameNext article060419_El_Pollo_Riendo_JF_07 Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Odessa Under 40 honoring Judge Hendricks-Green Facebooklast_img read more

Revisiting California’s Camp Wildfire: The Long-Term Housing Impact

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first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily May 16, 2019 1,136 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Revisiting California’s Camp Wildfire: The Long-Term Housing Impact Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles 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. About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Revisiting California’s Camp Wildfire: The Long-Term Housing Impact Tagged with: California Damage Insurance wildfire The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Leadership Changes Announced at Ginnie Mae Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Ginnie Mae, MQMR, and More Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago California Damage Insurance wildfire 2019-05-16 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation, News The source of California’s Camp Fire, which burned more than 150,000 acres and killed 85 people, has been identified as electrical transmission lines owned and operated by utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). The fire in Northern California’s Butte County burned more than 150,000 acres and killed 85 people.”After a very meticulous and thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined that the Camp Fire was caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) located in the Pulga area” of Butte County, California fire officials said in a statement.According to analysis by CoreLogic, the Camp and Woolsey fires left behind a trail of losses between $15 billion and $19 billion after being contained in late November 2018. The report contains the updated residential and commercial loss estimates from the wildfires based on the latest post-containment perimeter of both the Camp and Woolsey Fires.The analysis recorded a total loss in the range of $11 billion and $13 billion from the Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. Additionally, estimated losses from Woolsey Fire in Southern California are estimated to be between $4 billion to $6 billion. Residential and commercial properties account for building, content, and additional living expenses. The estimated losses include damage caused by fire, smoke, demand surge and debris removal.The residential loss from the Camp fire alone is between $8 billion to $9 billion. Woolsey fires ravaged infrastructure worth $3.5 to $5.5 billion in the residential space and $0.5 billion in commercial losses.Since fire is covered under a standard homeowners’ policy, the majority of homeowners were likely to have some protection from the financial challenges surrounding recovery, the analysis indicated. As part of FEMA’s federal aid program to help those affected by the fire, a loan of up to $2 million was made available for business property losses not fully compensated by insurance.The number of acres burned the past year is the eighth highest in U.S. history as reported through November 30, 2018. Per a CoreLogic report, a total of 11 western states in the U.S. had at least one wildfire that exceeded 50,000 burned acres; the leading states being California and Oregon.Learn more about how to prepare for natural disasters at the 2019 inaugural Five Star Disaster Preparedness Symposium, at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. The Symposium provides an opportunity for national leaders and executives to engage in critical conversations on diligence and preparedness, so the next time a natural disaster strikes, the industry will be ready to lend the proper support. Register for the Symposium here. Subscribelast_img read more

Man interviewed about Carndonagh hit and run

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first_img Twitter It’s been confirmed that a man has been interviewed by gardai investigating the hit and run death of a 22 year old man in the early hours of yesterday at Tiernaleague, Carndonagh.The deceased man, named locally as Joseph Mc Laughlin, was hit by a car close to his home at approximately twenty to five yesterday morning. The Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis carried out a post mortem examination at Letterkenny General Hospital.Gardai have now confirmed that a man presented himself to gardai in Carndonagh last evening, and has been interviewed. So far, they are stresing, no arrests have been made. Previous articleLitter survey criticises Letterkenny and BuncranaNext articleRoad deaths down in Donegal News Highland Facebook Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Man interviewed about Carndonagh hit and run Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – January 4, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Businesses in North criticise lockdown extension

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first_img WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – November 13, 2020 Facebook Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Businesses in North criticise lockdown extension Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Twitter Previous articleDoherty critical of DUP following Covid discussionsNext articleDonegal Covid incidence rates remain high despite lockdown News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Businesses in Northern Ireland have criticised an extension to the circuit breaker lockdown.The restrictions will be in place for another week after Stormont agreed after four days of discussions.However pubs and licenced restaurants will have to keep their doors shut for two weeks.The measures have already been in place for four weeks.General Manager of the Stormont Hotel is Andy McNeill – he says this is the biggest challenge he’s faced while working in the industry:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/mcneil8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more