Think tank attacks tax changes

first_img Share whatsapp KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe 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 Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Sunday 13 March 2011 10:24 pm Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp An online tax calculator has been launched ahead of chancellor George Osborne’s budget by the think tank Reform. Announcing the new device, Reform attacked the “fairness policies”, arguing that punitive taxes on high earners increase the tax burden on middle and low earners. Show Comments ▼ Think tank attacks tax changes by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Adslast_img read more

France 28 Wales 9 – The Rugby World Player Ratings

first_imgFrance’s scrum half Morgan Parra dives to stop Wales N°8 Ryan Jones during the 6Nations rugby union match France vs. Wales on March 19, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images) Winging in: Vincent Clerc sneaks over for France’s third tryMaxime Medard 68 Few dangerous runs but not as effective as he has been.Vincent Clerc 78 Great reactions to score his try and came close to adding another.David Marty 74 Nice touches and distribution but little opportunity to attack in space.Damien Traille 76 Solid midfield presence – stopped Wales centres making inroads.Alexis Palisson 68 Ball didn’t come his way often so couldn’t show his talents.Francois Trinh-Duc 75 Lovely chip to set up Clerc try – controlled attacking game well.Morgan Parra 72 Few wayward kicks at goal but otherwise a good performance.Thomas Domingo 68 Pinged a couple of times at the scrum but worked hard at closequarters.William Servat 73 Another who was solid in defence, doing his duty in the tight.Nicolas Mas 76 Got the better of James and even appeared on for a second cameo late on. Jonathan Davies 67 Metres from scoring in second half but mainly called into defensive duty.George North 71 Lovely run from deep late on showed potential of this teenager’s ability.James Hook 62 Chargeodwn of his kick led to second French try and yellow-carded for late tackle.Mike Phillips 64 Under pressure at contact from French back row and got caught a couple of times.Paul James 63 Mixed fortunes at scrum and not as present in loose as he has been.Matthew Rees 74 Another strong display – made tackles a hooker shouldn’t be able to. Running man: George North showed his potential with a late breakLee Byrne 59 One kick straight to touch and mistake under high ball marred performance.Leigh Halfpenny 66 Ankle tap prevented first-half try but often runs too laterally.Jamie Roberts 72 Powerful run through midfield late on, used size effectively in attack and defence. Lock stock: Man of the Match Lionel Nallet runs in his second tryJulien Pierre 81 A workhorse display – his chargedown led to Nallet’s second try.Lionel Nallet 84 Two tries is a rarity for a second row – and he worked hard for them.Thierry Dusautoir 79 Hounded Phillips around breakdown and generally made nuisance of himself.Julien Bonnaire 74 Not as prominent as the other back-rowers but good work-rate nonetheless.Imanol Harinordoquy 78 A relatively quiet display by his standards but still influential.WALES LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS WALES HAD the chance to lift the Six Nations title in Paris after England’s defeat to Ireland, but they never came anywhere near securing the 37-point winning margin required. It was a game littered with errors at the Stade de France – there were spilt balls and turnovers aplenty – but Les Bleus bounced back from last week’s loss in Rome to score three opportunistic tries and easily see off the Welsh. In doing so they clinched second spot in the championship table and condemned Wales to fourth – but who sizzled in Paris and who’s washed up?FRANCE Star man: Ryan Jones stood out for WalesAdam Jones 68 Wouldn’t have known he’d been out injured so long given this display.Bradley Davies 66 Lost ball a couple of times in contact but impeccable work ethic.Alun Wyn Jones 68 Showed good reactions to pounce on loose ball and defended well.Dan Lydiate 75 Put himself about in defence – drives people back in tackle.Sam Warburton 65 Had to leave field early on and he was missed at the breakdown.Ryan Jones 80 Huge work-rate as a carrier and tackler – stood out in losing team.THE KEY0 – Should never play for this team again10 – Shocker – lucky to get picked again this season20 – Out of his depth30 – Did one or two things right – must improve40 – Willing but woeful50 – Minimum requirement for  a professional – average60 – Solid effort and a decent performance70 – Made key contributions and guaranteed his place for next time80 – Superb – should give himself a pat on the back 90 – A personal best – his greatest game ever100 – Faultless – no one could play a better game in this positionlast_img read more

Five of the Best Rugby World Cup Semi-finals

first_imgNew Zealand meanwhile had looked in terrifying form thanks to the emergence of a certain Jonah Lomu, and had swept aside Ireland, Wales and Scotland already. Then they demolished England – although the scoreline makes it look closer than it truly was.The madness began early. Lomu picked up a bouncing ball, avoided a flailing Will Carling, before half-stumbling, half-flattening Mike Catt to score one of the great World Cup tries.Josh Kronfeld would finish a brilliant move moments later to make it 12-0, and the game was already almost over as a contest.No 8 Zinzan Brooke scoring a 45m drop-goal rubbed salt into the wound. Lomu would score again, giving the All Blacks 25 points in as many minutes, before adding to his tally soon after half-time to bring up a hat-trick.England, to their credit, managed to score four tries in the last half-hour of the game courtesy of Carling and Rory Underwood, but the overwhelming feeling was that New Zealand had their eyes on the final. Tries from Graeme Bachop and a fourth for Lomu meant the result was never in doubt.Not a classic for its tense nature or a close finish, but for the birth of Lomu as a global superstar.France 43-31 New Zealand, 1999 Twickenham One of the most famous World Cup matches of all time. Having lost the final in 1995, New Zealand once again possessed a star-studded back-line boasting Lomu, Christian Cullen, Tana Umaga and Jeff Wilson.Yet France defeated them with a performance of dazzling brilliance, overcoming a 14-point deficit to reach their second final. Fly-half Christophe Lamaison was responsible for kick-starting his side’s comeback, knocking over two drop-goals before his speculative chip found Christophe Dominici, the diminutive winger flying in under the posts.New Zealand were shell-shocked, unable to believe that a World Cup final they’d been strolling towards seemed to be accelerating off into the distance. Lamaison took full advantage of a rapidly freezing opposition, chipping once more into the All Blacks backfield, and Richard Dourthe gathered to score a try that put France 12 points up.Philippe Bernat-Salles traded tries with Wilson, but the All Blacks never threatened a comeback. France had improbably, brilliantly, sumptuously triumphed.South Africa 18-20 New Zealand, 2015 Twickenham South Africa v New Zealand is potentially the biggest rivalry in world rugby, and the two sides played out another classic here. South African physicality was matched by an intensity that the All Blacks rarely need to reach, as New Zealand pulled themselves from the quagmire to triumph in an attritional epic.The All Blacks went 7-3 ahead early as sumptuous offloading from Richie McCaw gave Jerome Kaino some space on the right wing. The blindside made no mistake, flicking away would be tacklers like a giant with a fly swat to give his side the lead.But South Africa came roaring back into the game, as four first-half Handré Pollard penalties gave them a deserved 12-7 half-time lead.A Dan Carter drop-goal brought New Zealand to within a penalty, before Ma’a Nonu created space for Beauden Barrett to slide over in the corner. With the conversion added and the two sides swapping penalties the All Blacks suddenly led 20-15.With ten minutes left Pat Lambie brought the gap back to two, but South Africa wasted an attacking lineout and New Zealand’s discipline reappeared as they held on to win by the barest of margins. Five of the Best Rugby World Cup Semi-finalsThe World Cup semi-finals are looming and they look as if they could be classics. New Zealand will face an England side they’ve hardly been exposed to over the past four years, while Wales will attempt to overcome South African power to reach their first World Cup final.But what have been the great semi-finals of yesteryear? This stage of the competition is often known for tight and tense affairs – but there have been plenty of thrills too. Here’s a look at five of the best World Cup semi-finals…Australia 24-30 France, 1987 Sydney The last hurrah of the great French sides of the 1980s, it could be argued that the World Cup’s greatest semi-final was the first one ever played.France met Australia in Sydney, the latter with the core of the side that would win the tournament in 1991, and sporting a half-back combination of Nick Farr-Jones and Michael Lynagh as well as David Campese at full-back.Australia flew into an early 9-0 lead, before French lock Alain Lorieux, a former firefighter, ripped the ball away from a lineout to crash over in the corner, with Didier Camberabero adding the conversion. Early in the second half legendary centre Philippe Sella sliced though the Australian defence against the grain to put les Bleus into the lead 12-9.The game quickly became a see-saw battle, as brilliant sidestepping from Lynagh set up Campese to put Australia back in the lead.Serge Blanco then released Patrice Lagisquet for a try down the left wing, before David Codey scored for Australia, despite suspicions of a knock-on.Penalties for each team and the score was 24-24 as the game approached its denouement. Then came the decisive moment.Starting from deep, Lagisquet kicked ahead, his Garryowen gathered by the onrushing French forward pack. The ball passed rapidly through the hands of 11 players before Blanco finished in the corner to score one of the great counter-attacking tries and send France into the World Cup final.South Africa 19-15 France, 1995 Durban Eight years later and France would lose a semi-final to hosts South Africa in controversial circumstances. The game was delayed by an hour after apocalyptic rainfall. In any ordinary situation it would have been called off, with referee Derek Bevan concerned about a scrum collapsing in deep standing water.As per the rules of the tournament, if the game was unable to start France would have gone through based on their superior disciplinary record.Instead, local women were sent onto the field with brooms and neighbouring Durban Country Club provided pumps, so eventually the game was played.Clearing the water: Local women help out before the game (Getty Images)A pushover try from Ruben Kruger seemed to have sealed the match for the Springboks, as they led 19-15 with moments left after Joel Stransky and French counterpart Thierry Lacroix had swapped penalties all evening.Related: Remembering the wettest game in Rugby World Cup historyHowever, controversy was to rear its head again, as Abdel Benazzi had a late try disallowed. Despite protestations it was not given and South Africa would go on to stun the All Blacks in the final.England 29-45 New Zealand, 1995 Cape Town The second semi-final in 1995, played a day later in bright Newlands sunshine, was also an iconic affair. England had defeated Australia in the quarters thanks to a late Rob Andrew drop-goal, and were bidding to reach their second consecutive World Cup final. Keep track of events in Japan via our Rugby World Cup homepage.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. French lesson: Christophe Dominici beats Andrew Mehrtens to score a try in 1999 (Getty Images) center_img Ahead of this weekend’s matches, Jacob Whitehead has picked out a handful of super semi-finals LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

The Muse Residential Tower / Barcode Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950695/the-muse-residential-tower-barcode-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Christian van der Kooy, Studio Hans Wilschut Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Year:  The Muse Residential Tower / Barcode Architects Save this picture!© Christian van der Kooy+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area:  20000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950695/the-muse-residential-tower-barcode-architects Clipboard CopyApartments•Rotterdam, The Netherlands The Muse Residential Tower / Barcode ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Muse Residential Tower / Barcode Architects Architects: Barcode Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily 2020 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Enscape, Decomo, Geelen Beton, Blitta Gevelsystemen, McNeel Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Apartments Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareClients:VOF WH69 & Wilma WonenEngineering:IMd Raadgevend IngenieursCollaborators:Mabutec, ABTCity:RotterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Christian van der KooyText description provided by the architects. Barcode Architects’ striking residential tower The Muse is located on the Wijnhaven in the up-and-coming Maritime District. The program is focused on comfortably inner-city living, with lots of space for social interaction, a lively plinth, and features that enhance the living comfort of the residents. The Muse enriches the Rotterdam skyline with a new, sculptural silhouette. The more introverted anthracite facades form a dark band around the tower.Save this picture!© Christian van der KooyThese facades, with smaller openings that provide the apartments with natural light while offering enough privacy towards the adjacent towers, contrast beautifully with the spacious and bright white balconies on the north and south sides of the tower. The balconies are placed in an offset with the floors above and below, allowing for a double-height and optimal daylight entry in the apartments. The balconies provide all apartments with spacious outdoor areas with panoramic views over the Maas river in the south and the city centre to the north.Save this picture!© Christian van der KooySave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Christian van der KooyThe design of The Muse emphasizes the connection with the street level through its inviting and transparent plinth. A distinctive central lobby providing access to the apartments and large commercial spaces are located in the plinth, connecting the volume and the surrounding urban environment. Although the three-layer parking facility has been realized above ground, it is hidden behind the apartments overlooking the Wijnhaven, taking away the anonymity of a parking structure on street level. These apartments are an essential component in adding vitality to the adjacent quay.Save this picture!© Studio Hans WilschutBetween the fifth and eighth floors, the volume makes a recognizable curve to the northwest, creating space between its own volume and Barcode Architects’ CasaNova, which is currently being constructed. The towers are connected by a large, green roof garden on the fifth floor, offering extra outdoor space for the residents. By situating the roof garden on level five rather than the top of the tower, we create an interesting dialogue between this new green space and the urban environment on street level.Save this picture!© Studio Hans WilschutOn this same level, we added additional joint features located for the residents of both towers—such as hotel rooms that residents can reserve for their guests, a sports facility, a communal workspace, and a comfortable kitchen adjacent to the roof terrace entrance. With the design of The Muse, Barcode Architects was ahead of the curve. The Muse served as an inspiration in the development of the Rotterdam high rise vision, which was presented last year. By 2040, 50,000 homes are to be built in Rotterdam.Save this picture!© Christian van der KooyDensification is a solution, but sky-high anonymous volumes, in which residents hardly know their neighbours or experience a sense of community, are a drawback. The focus on a residential community, the activation of the street, and renewed urban living qualities make the design of The Muse a prime example for the realization of this vision. This makes The Muse the epitome of the new urban development flourishing in Rotterdam.Save this picture!© Studio Hans WilschutProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Submissions: ArchDaily’s 2020 Young PracticesCall for SubmissionsFree Webinars to Dive into Software, Materials & ArchitectureArticlesProject locationAddress:Rotterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” The Netherlands Projects CopyAbout this officeBarcode ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRotterdamOn FacebookThe NetherlandsPublished on November 07, 2020Cite: “The Muse Residential Tower / Barcode Architects” 07 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Newman’s Own Foundation offers £150k for UK children’s charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44 Howard Lake | 8 August 2016 | News Advertisement  222 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44 Newman’s Own Foundation offers £150k for UK children’s charities Newman’s Own Foundation 2016 from Feed Films on Vimeo.Grant applications can be submitted until Monday 5 September 2016. The grants will be announced on 21 November 2016.Newman’s Own Foundation was established in 2005 by Paul Newman to sustain the legacy of his philanthropic work. Since 1982, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have donated more than US$ 470 million (about £355 million) around the world.Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation and a close friend of the late Paul Newman, said:“We would like to encourage all charities which focus on empowerment programmes to submit a request for a grant during this campaign. We hope our funding can make a difference not only to empower but inspire, encourage and support children throughout the UK to overcome exceptional situations in order to build a better future”.center_img 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.  221 total views,  1 views today Newman’s Own Foundation, the charity set up by the late actor and philanthropist Pal Newman, will donate $200,000 (about £150,000) to registered UK charities that work to empower children.So far the Foundation has donated over £4 million to UK charities.This year’s funding programme was announced by comedian Harry Hill. He encouraged eligible UK charities to apply for grants from the foundation.He visited Hackney Village, one of the recipients of the 2015 grants, to see how they had used their funding. Tagged with: Celebrity Fundinglast_img read more

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936-2018)

first_imgWinnie Mandela in Brandtford, 1976, where she was banished by the South African apartheid government.This commentary was posted April 2 and downloaded from Prison Radio.She was born in 1936 and named Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela, but the world would come to know this South African beauty as Winnie Mandela, the wife of African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela.Their lives, their struggles for freedom, dignity and liberation from the racist ignominy known as apartheid, filled most of the 20th century. He, Nelson, labored under the harsh apartheid sun, breaking rocks in the prison yard while she, Winnie, labored under the white state’s total surveillance, while she raised their children.While not widely known, her suffering included not only separation from her husband, but the cruel legality called “banning,” or South African censorship, that outlawed her speech — not allowing her to quote her husband’s words.Winnie, a lifelong rebel, ignored such law and proudly quoted Nelson, and she suffered her own imprisonment as well. She was banished to Bloemfontein, a white Afrikaner district, where the only Blacks she saw were servants or cooks for white families.She continued to resist the racist government. The African National Congress was banned, and she wore the ANC colors as a headdress.And when, after Nelson’s freedom, the marriage ended, she remained a powerful presence in South African life, loved by the nation’s poor and dispossessed. For they knew, in their heart of hearts, that their struggle was her struggle.In her 1984 book, “Part of My Soul Went with Him,” Winnie Mandela wrote:“I have ceased a long time ago to exist as an individual. The ideals, the political goals that I stand for, these are the ideals and goals of the people in this country. They cannot just forget their own ideals. My private self doesn’t exist. Whatever they do to me, they do to the people of this country.”Several years ago, when Nelson was being laid to rest, his third wife, Graca Machel Mandela, slumped in grief, was given a hug and a kiss to console her by his second wife, Winnie.Nomzamo Winnie Mandela Madikizela, a class act to the very end and a lifelong revolutionary.Amandla!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Waltz Honored at NASDA Virtual Annual Meeting

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarmer Sentiment Rebounds as Commodity Prices Rally, Ag Trade Prospects ImproveNext articlePurdue Crops Field Day Moves Virtual Eric Pfeiffer SHARE SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Sep 1, 2020 At the virtual annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) on Tuesday, top employees of three state departments of agriculture were honored for their service, communication, and administration to their state, including Dr. Bob Waltz from Indiana.Dr. Waltz was the State Chemist and Seed Commissioner for the Office of the Indiana State Chemist and a member of American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), a NASDA affiliate, for 14 years. He served as the AAFCO Liaison to NASDA from 2008 to 2019. His thoughtful and regulatory-oriented contributions went well above and beyond normal volunteer service. NASDA says Dr. Waltz, “truly exemplifies the meaning of ‘service’ in support of an organization.” Dr. Waltz retired from his position in late May.Also honored was Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Waltz Honored at NASDA Virtual Annual Meeting Home Indiana Agriculture News Waltz Honored at NASDA Virtual Annual Meetinglast_img read more

Ocwen Sues FIS Over Alleged Inflated Billing

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Scott Morgan Fidelity Information Services mortgage servicing 2017-05-30 Scott Morgan Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago May 30, 2017 8,006 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ocwen Sues FIS Over Alleged Inflated Billing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Fidelity Information Services mortgage servicing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Ocwen Financial Corp. has filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court alleging that Fidelity Information Services LLC (FIS) inflated its monthly rate and charged Ocwen for a variety of expenses while serving as its monitor for a 2015 mortgage servicing settlement case.According to the filing, Ocwen alleges that FIS wasted an agreed to $44.8 million budget through “fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations in its monthly invoices to Ocwen”. The suit also claims “whenever Ocwen questioned the legitimacy of FIS’s invoices or confronted FIS about their increasing enormity, FIS reiterated its misrepresentations that the hours and expenses reflected on the invoices were legitimately worked and incurred.”Because FIS held fast that its invoices were legitimate, “FIS induced Ocwen to continue to pay millions of dollars for work that was not performed,” the filing stated. Ocwen alleges that FIS did so because the monitor felt that it had “free reign to lie to Ocwen without consequence.”The suit orbits a 2015 settlement against Ocwen for alleged impropriety in its mortgage servicing practices. The California Department of Business Oversight ordered Ocwen to conduct a two-year review of its business and named FIS as the agency to do the review. FIS proposed the nearly $45 million budget to review as many as 50,000 loan files.“Each time FIS submitted an invoice to Ocwen, FIS represented that the amounts reflected hours actually worked in support of the review and expenses reasonably incurred and for which FIS was entitled to be reimbursed,” the filing states. “Those representations were false.”Ocwen alleges that FIS routinely submitted false, fraudulent, and improper invoices, featuring “dramatically inflated hours” that FIS and its contractors did not actually work. The suit claims FIS and its associates took as many as 14 breaks per day that were still billed to Ocwen, as well as “implausible” hours (as many as 16 a day).Ocwen also alleges that FIS billed them for expenses that either were never incurred or “reflected attempts by FIS associates to reimburse themselves for personal or other unallowable expenditures.” Ocwen claims FIS employees tried to write off employee visits to strip clubs; purchases of liquor and groceries for personal use; trips to casinos; and hotel expenses.“As a direct result of FIS’s fraudulent charges and artificially-inflated invoices,” the filing stated, “FIS ran through the $44.8 million budget for the entire two-year review in just 11 months, while delivering less than half of the work it was hired to do. FIS was on pace to charge Ocwen $120 million—nearly triple the project budge Ocwen Sues FIS Over Alleged Inflated Billing Previous: Home Prices Hit New Peak Next: Appraisal Software Now a New Mobile Application Subscribelast_img read more

North Korea nuclear test registers in Donegal

first_img Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Pinterest Google+ Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Today’s underground nuclear test in North Korea registered on equipment  in Donegal.The blast was recorded on seismometers in Donegal and Dublin 11 minutes after it occurred at about 3 am this morning, according to the Irish National Seismic Network.The UN is to hold an emergency meeting over the country’s third nuclear test.Tom Blake of the Irish National Seismic Network explained more on this morning’s Shaun Doherty Show:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/blakeNUCLEAR.mp3[/podcast] News Previous articleFianna Fail urged to ‘take action’ over Councillor’s Traveller commentsNext articleFianna Fail: No action against Councillor McEniff over travellers comments News Highland North Korea nuclear test registers in Donegalcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – February 12, 2013 Twitterlast_img read more

Community praises Troy’s ‘Mamma Mia!’

first_img By The Penny Hoarder “I knew that ‘Mamma Mia1’ would be good because productions by the Troy University Department of Theater and Dance are always good but I didn’t know how good,” Lee said. “The singing was great, the acting was great, the costumes were great and the set was great. It was a quality performance all around.”Having seen the movie with all the different set locations, Lee said she realized there would be challenges.“But the set was handled so well,” she said. “I can’t say enough about the entire performance. It was just simply amazing.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Henry Hudley of Brundidge attended both the Friday and Saturday night performances.“I knew it would be good because it had singing and dancing, so, if I went twice, it would be twice as good,” Hudley said. “And it was. Saturday night, several people were saying they had seen ‘Mamma Mia!’ in New York and the Troy University production was as good as that.”Hudley said he knew several people in the cast and that made the show even more entertaining.“There was a lot of talent on that stage,” he said. “It was good entertainment and we are fortunate to have Troy University so we can enjoy performances like that.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… COMING HOME: Mary Holman Johnson returns for TroyFest When TroyFest 2019 opens at 9 a.m. Saturday on the square in downtown Troy, nearly 100 artists will be featured… read more Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Community praises Troy’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ Published 1:01 am Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Oh, “Mamma Mia!” What a show!If the audiences were right, the Broadway and movie musical had nothing on Troy University’s weekend productions of “Mamma Mia!All three sold-out audiences gave spontaneous standing ovations to the cast and crew for what Diana Lee of Troy said was an “amazing show.” Latest Storiescenter_img Print Article Nicklaus Chrysson was among the Troy University students who came out in large numbers to see the show.“I’ve seen the movie but never a stage production,” Chrysson said. “It was worth every penny and more. I enjoyed it all. I love ABBA and the music was so much fun. The fast-moving pace kept your interest and those 1970s jump suits were incredible. It was interesting the way they changed the sets so that you didn’t even notice. I was just impressed by it all.”Chrysson said he didn’t expect to see several Troy University professors on stage.“And, they were great,” he said. “I didn’t realize they were so talented. I guess that’s why we have such great teachers at Troy University.”Chrysson said “Mamma Mia!” was an incredible production.“But, then I’ve never been to a production of Troy University theater and dance that I didn’t like.”Lomax Robinette of Ariton said he would go back again tomorrow if he had the opportunity.“Everything about the show was perfect,” he said. “And, the sound was amazing. I don’t think it could be done any better anywhere.If I could go back. I wouldn’t miss the chance.” By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skiplast_img read more