MRS OIL Nigeria Plc ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgMRS OIL Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about MRS OIL Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MRS OIL Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company Profile>MRS Oil Nigeria Plc markets and distributes a range of refined petroleum products and lubricants in Nigeria for the automotive, industrial and aviation sectors. Fuel products include petroleum motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, aviation kerosene, low-pour fuel oil. The company also sells a range of high-quality lubricants for petrol and diesel engines as well as greases which are manufactured and distributed out of a state-of-the-art proprietary blending facility located at Apapa. The Aviation division sells aviation turbine kerosene. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc operates through 138 company-owned retail outlets and about 255 third-party-owned outlets. Formerly known as Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to MRS Oil Nigeria in 2009. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of MRS Africa Holdings Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New account manager at Baigent

first_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 Researching massive growth in giving.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 26 May 2006 | News The agency has grown by 50% over the last year, as a result of winning several new clients including Prison Reform Trust, Womens’ Institute and Church Times as well as major online fundraising projects for existing clients such as Cancer Research UK, British Red Cross and Diabetes UK.Sara Tindall has a Masters degree in Mass Communication. Her dissertation examined Christian charity websites and considered some of the factors that influence the way they are managed. Prior to joining Baigent she gained wide experience in the charity sector, working for the Church Mission Society, OMF International and SAT7 Trust, a charity raising funds for the Arabic Christian satellite TV station SAT7.center_img New account manager at Baigent Charity web development agency, Baigent, continues to expand with the appointment of Sara Tindall as an Account Manager.Sara will work predominantly with Baigent’s medical, educational and Christian charity website accounts, where her responsibilities will include project management, and liaison with clients on their strategic marketing and fundraising requirements.Baigent works extensively in the not-for-profit sector, specialising in enabling charities to communicate and build community relationships and income. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Seattle protest hits ‘Homeland Security’ at Jeh Johnson speech

first_imgAn angry demonstration denounced former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s appearance in Seattle June 18 and voiced outrage at President Donald Trump’s all-around human rights abuse and plans for mass deportations of immigrants. Organizers of the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) and Red de Solidaridad de Inmigrantes also outlined plans for self-defense against Homeland Security’s invasion of their homes and communities. The protesters exposed Johnson, who was speaking at the Seattle City Club’s annual luncheon at the state convention center, as the person who reinstated harsh border policies and family detention. They circled the convention center complex chanting: “Hey hey, ho ho, deportation has got to go!” The demonstrators slipped a banner inside and held it up in front of the stage when Johnson was speaking. It denounced immigrant detention and “kids in cages.” The rally was chaired by WAISN Coordinator Monserrat Padilla, and representatives from a number of organizations spoke. “Homeland Security” was exposed as a fraud whose real purpose is war against immigrant workers. WAISN is a statewide coalition of 150 (and growing) immigrant rights and solidarity organizations. As explained at the rally and in their literature, they “have organized teams of rapid response volunteers across the state to support our neighbors and friends in the event of an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raid or related community emergency.” In addition WAISN has a statewide hotline (1-844-RAID-REP, 1-844-724-3737) for immigrant and refugee families to report ICE/Border Patrol activity in the community.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hazlett Moves to White House to Address Rural Drug Issue

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Hazlett Moves to White House to Address Rural Drug IssueDirector of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Jim Carroll announced Anne Hazlett as the office’s Senior Adviser for Rural Affairs. Hazlett has served as the Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) since June 2017. In her new role, Hazlett will help shape policy aimed at improving the quality of life in rural America. Hazlett told HAT she will be a voice for rural America in the administration’s efforts to deal with the nation’s drug problem.“One of the things that I am looking forward to doing is to be in a position to take the needs of rural America to other government agencies who have resources that rural communities need.” She said that includes things like recovery housing and treatment facilities for addiction.Hazlett has made the drug issue in rural areas a major focus of her efforts at USDA and says she has seen progress in dealing with the epidemic.“When a community begins to deal with this issue, it opens up a broader discussion on what is needed to for prosperity in the future.”Hazlett feels that, by getting more federal agencies involved, more resources will be provided to rural areas. For example improved transportation. “Can we provide resources to rural areas from the Department of Transportation to get people to medical care?”“Rural communities across the United States have been particularly hard hit by our nation’s addiction crisis,” ONDCP Director Jim Carroll said. “Anne has a critical understanding of the unique challenges facing these communities and is committed to helping them reverse the effects of the opioid epidemic. We are looking forward to her joining our team as we build a stronger, healthier, drug-free society today and in the years to come.” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said, “With her love of people and passion for bringing hope to small towns impacted by this epidemic, Anne is perfectly suited for this important role.”Because of Hazlett’s departure, Secretary Perdue named Joel Baxley, USDA’s Administrator of the Rural Housing Service (RHS), as Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development. Perdue will soon name an Acting Administrator for RHS. In the meantime, Perdue is working with the White House to identify a candidate to nominate for USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development, a position created by the 2018 Farm Bill. Following Senate confirmation of a new Under Secretary for Rural Development, the Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development position would be eliminated. Home Indiana Agriculture News Hazlett Moves to White House to Address Rural Drug Issue Previous articleCommentary: Dilly Dilly is Silly SillyNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for February 11, 2019 Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Feb 10, 2019 Hazlett Moves to White House to Address Rural Drug Issue SHARElast_img read more

TCU professor creates ‘Funkytown Taco Crawl’

first_imgFacebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleThe Skiff: April 12, 2018Next articleHoroscope: April 14, 2018 Kennedy Harvey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Linkedin Kennedy Harvey Kennedy Harvey Twitter ReddIt Twitter No. 16 baseball holds on to win first home series of the season TAGStacos Kennedy Harvey Track and field fares well in annual Texas Relays TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Facebook Kennedy Harvey Second comeback of the weekend propels Baseball to series victory over Texas Kennedy Harvey Three Horned Frogs walk away as Big 12 indoor champions printHave you ever wondered how teachers spend their time off in the summer? Well, last summer  some professors at the TCU Center for Urban Studies decided they would take a break from their independent research projects and visit as many taco restaurants as they could in Fort Worth.“Summer is the time of year when we have a little bit more flexibility in our schedules,” Sean Crotty, a geography professor at TCU, said. “When you are doing research it is something you mostly work on by yourself, so it is nice to have a break and go do something with your colleagues.”While reaching a consensus to visit taco shops was easy thanks to their shared love for tacos, deciding how to go about it caused a bit more discussion.“Because all of us work in different areas, we had different ideas about survey information, and how to narrow our search,” Crotty said. “In the end, I made the map.”The 125 location map is not a complete list of every restaurant that serves tacos, but it does include local, independent taco restaurants. Chain restaurants are only mapped once, featuring the location closest to TCU’s campus.Recently, the map gained more public attention after being featured in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.The map was created last summer, and until being discovered by one of Crotty’s Twitter followers, who happened to be a writer for the Star-Telegram, it was only viewed by the small group of people who initially set out to visit the taco restaurants.“The map actually tracks the number of visits so the previous year it reached maybe 200 views over the course of the year,” Crotty said. “On Friday alone, 10,000 people looked at it.”Gaining public attention was never the intent of Crotty. He simply wanted to share the map with his colleagues as a way to keep busy during their months off of school.“It is a little strange honestly,” Crotty said. “The map is something that I just made for my friends and didn’t expect for it to get any attention outside of a couple people.”Since the story was published, many people have reached out to Crotty with feedback on the map.“I’ve received emails from people since it ran,” Crotty said. “Some people have said my favorites were totally not ok. Complete strangers have been looking up my work email and sending me taco recommendations. It is an entertaining element.”Crotty and his colleagues have yet to visit all 125 taco restaurants, but with the feedback he has received, they hope to check many more off their list this summer. ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Umuseso editor gets off with symbolic fine and damages

first_img News RwandaAfrica Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders welcomed a Kigali court’s decision to not imprison Umuseso editor Charles Kabonero and acquit him of a charge of “sowing divisions” at the end of a trial today, even if it found him guilty of “libel and attacking the dignity of a high authority” in an action brought by parliamentary deputy speaker Denis Polisi. Follow the news on Rwanda News November 27, 2020 Find out more RwandaAfrica to go further Receive email alerts Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continentcenter_img November 23, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Umuseso editor gets off with symbolic fine and damages Reports BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist RSF_en News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa April 6, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomed a Kigali court’s decision to not imprison Umuseso editor Charles Kabonero and acquit him of a charge of “sowing divisions” at the end of a trial today, even if it found him guilty of “libel and attacking the dignity of a high authority” in an action brought by parliamentary deputy speaker Denis Polisi.”We hope that Denis Polisi will not appeal and we call for Umuseso to henceforth be allowed to operate in peace,” the organisation said. The newspaper is Rwanda’s main independent weekly.Noting that the court’s verdict was hailed by the many news media covering the trial and by the weekly’s supporters, Reporters Without Borders voiced the hope that it would open the way for reform of the press code, saying this was “essential for the existence of a free press in Rwanda.”Kabonero himself considered the libel charge to be the more serious of the two charges brought against him. The court sentenced him to pay a symbolic fine of one Rwandan franc plus 8,600 RWF (about 17 US $) in damages.Reporters Without Borders today said it was “scandalous” that Charles Kabonero, the editor of Rwanda’s main independent weekly Umuseso, could be sentenced to a long term in prison and a heavy fine as a result of a libel suit brought by parliamentary deputy speaker Denis Polisi over one of Kabonero’s articles.—————————-November 17, 2004Editor of leading independent weekly faces imprisonment over political analysis The article was about the Polisi’s influential network of friends in the political area and his possible political ambitions. The Kigali prosecutor’s office yesterday requested a four-year prison term and a fine of 50 millions Rwandan francs (about 70,000 euros) for Kabonero. A verdict is due on 23 November.”Rwanda’s judicial authorities should think about the scale of the aberration Kabonero is facing,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Even if the court ends up passing a lighter sentence than the one requested by the attorney-general, Kabonero at this moment faces the possibility of being jailed over a political analysis he wrote for his newspaper. For a government that claims to respect press freedom, this is scandalous.”The case should serve as a signal that it is time to decriminalize press offences in Rwanda, as elsewhere, the organisation added.The action brought before the Nyarugenge district court in Kigali by Polisi, who is also secretary-general of the ruling FPR party, accuses Kabonero of “sowing division,” attacking the dignity of a high authority and libel. Published in the 1-7 August issue, the article asked whether it is President Paul Kagame or Polisi who really governs Rwanda. It referred to Polisi’s former membership of the Tutsi refugee diaspora in Burundi, and alleged that he rented offices in a building he owned to several parastatal bodies.”The charge of ‘sowing division’ is very serious in a country that has suffered as much as Rwanda and in no way applies in this case,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope the court will understand that it would be out of all proportion to imprison a journalist just for writing an article that displeases the authorities.”The information ministry previously referred the case to the High Press Council (HCP), which on 18 August called on Kabonero to “recognise his mistakes,” publish a correction and reveal his sources. Umuseso’s editorial board refused to comply, so the council proposed on 13 September that the newspaper should be closed for four months. The ministry did not follow the council’s recommendation on the grounds that it could prejudice the court case.In recent years, Umuseso staff have been arrested in an arbitrary fashion and issues have been confiscated. One of its journalists, Tharcisse Semana, was forced to flee into exile in September after being followed and subjected to other forms of intimidation. February 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Young reporter dies from bomb injuries, media hounded throughout country

first_img Receive email alerts News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Follow the news on Pakistan Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that Shafiullah Khan, a young journalist who was badly wounded in a double bombing on 11 June in Peshawar, died this morning from his injuries in a military hospital in Wah, a garrison town northwest of Islamabad.“We reiterate our support for journalists who are the victims of terrorist attacks in Pakistan,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope the Pakistani authorities will respond without further delay to the media community’s request for the restoration of security conditions that allow its members to work normally.“If the prime minister was capable of reacting quickly by appointing a supreme court judge to carry out an exhaustive investigation into Saleem Shahzad’s death, he should be able to do the same for the Peshawar bombings. Steps must also be taken promptly to provide financial compensation, above all for medical bills and material losses.”The double bombing at Khyber Market, in a military area of Peshawar, left a toll of at least 40 dead and 100 wounded. Another journalist, Abid Naveed, was among those killed outright by the blast while eight other reporters were among the wounded.Khan, who was from Palangzai, a village in North Waziristan, had recently completely a master’s degree in journalism at Gomal University in Dera Ismail Khan.Yousaf Ali, the secretary-general of the Khyber Union of Journalists, described the tragic circumstances of his death to Reporters Without Borders. “Shafiullah wanted to pursue a career in the media. He had just joined News International’s Peshawar bureau as a trainee. He had started just a week ago.”The site of the 11 June bombings is just a few metres from the News International office. After the first bomb went off, Khan rushed to the scene to cover the story and was badly burned by the second, more powerful bomb. He was taken to a burns unit in Wah Cant hospital for treatment.Violence and threats against journalists, and impunityReporters Without Borders meanwhile welcomes recent developments in the case of Saleem Shahzad, the Islamabad-based investigative reporter whose body was found on 31 May. The federal government yesterday appointed a judicial commission led by supreme court justice Mian Saqib Nisar to carry out the investigation into the murder. The commission has been told to submit its findings in six weeks.The organization reiterates its condemnation of the violence to which journalists are exposed. The dangers are growing throughout the country, as several recent cases show. The BBC’s Pakistan correspondent, Ali Salman, had to withdraw on 14 June from Mianwali, in the eastern province of Punjab, while trying to cover the Chashma nuclear power station’s harmful effects on local population. After being prevented from visiting residents allegedly suffering from skin ailments, he was followed by the ISI, a powerful intelligence agency, on his return to Lahore.In an account of his abortive expedition to Reporters Without Borders, Salman quoted a senior government official as telling him: “You had better return to Lahore, your life is in danger.” Salman added: “Five minutes after arriving in Mianwali, the ISI alerted the local police, the local administration and other members of the security services in order to have me expelled from thetown.”In separate incidents, soldiers threatened to kill Abdul Salam Soomro of the Sindh-based TV station Awaz and freelance photo-journalist Jamal Tarakey after they filmed and photographed violence against civilians. Soomro had filmed paramilitaries shoot a detained youth in Karachi. Tarakey had filmed soldiers at a checkpoint in Quetta, in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, shoot five foreigners who had been wrongly identified as Chechens on a suicidemission.In Sindh province, journalists working for foreign media are being urged not to visit press clubs in Karachi, regarded as likely Taliban targets. In an internal memo, an international news agency has wanted its reporters to keep away from press clubs in all of Pakistan’s major cities.Reporters Without Borders is currently the world’s deadliest country for the media, with eight journalists killed since the start of this year and 18 killed since the start of 2010. RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfirecenter_img January 28, 2021 Find out more to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder June 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Young reporter dies from bomb injuries, media hounded throughout country Organisation Newslast_img read more

In threat to sources, Finnish journalist’s home searched

first_img Receive email alerts Article published in Helsingin Sanomat / DR Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about a threat to the confidentiality of journalists’ sources in Finland, where a newspaper story about a Finnish military intelligence agency and its spying on Russia has triggered several investigations and a search of the home of one of the two journalists who wrote it. June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en FinlandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassment Published in the leading Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat on 16 December, the story caused a major stir and prompted reactions at the highest level of the Finnish state although it was based on classified documents leaked a decade ago. The day after the article’s publication, police searched the home of one of its authors, reporter Laura Halminen, in very unorthodox circumstances, and found Halminen in the process of destroying her computer with a hammer in an attempt to protect the confidentiality of its contents, including her sources. The authorities subsequently announced that the newspaper was the subject of a preliminary investigation on suspicion of “divulging information concerning national security.” RSF is very worried about the impact of these measures on the confidentiality of journalists’ sources and calls on the Finnish authorities to guarantee press freedom. “It is the job of journalists to investigate matters of public interest, and respect for their right to protect their sources must be guaranteed,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “Failure to respect the confidentiality of sources in a country such as Finland, which is regarded as exemplary and is ranked near the top of RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, would send a very bad signal for the freedom to inform.” As Finland is currently in the process of preparing a military intelligence overhaul that could limit individual freedoms, it is worth stressing that Halminen and the article’s co-author, Tuomo Pietilainen, simply exercised their right to inform and did not violate professional ethics. RSF emphasizes its support for the two reporters and the rest of the staff at Helsingin Sanomat, who are now being investigated. Ilkka Nousiainen has meanwhile resigned as president of Reporters Without Borders Finland as a result of a difference of views in connection with this case. Finland is ranked 3rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. It was ranked first last year. Follow the news on Finland November 23, 2020 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive center_img to go further News News December 28, 2017 – Updated on December 29, 2017 In threat to sources, Finnish journalist’s home searched News FinlandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassment News December 2, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Spend More Time Enjoying Dinner and Less Time Making It

first_img Make a comment 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it With a freezer — something almost all of us have — we can cook once and then eat much, much later. Preparing food in advance means spending less on dining out, ordering in or grabbing stuff at drive-thru. It also means throwing out less of the food you purchase, and having more time to spend with family! Check out these tips from Dream Dinners about how to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. 4. Use muffin tins for perfect portions – Store food in the freezer the way you will be eating it. If you plan to serve a dish to six people, that’s one thing; But if you don’t – freeze individual servings instead. Using smaller portions makes food quicker to reheat and helps you waste less food. And embrace muffin tins! They’re perfect for freezing individual portions of soup and oatmeal. 2. Plastic wrap is your best friend – Before you begin filling up baking pans and casserole dishes, line them thoroughly with plastic wrap. À la this recipe for baked pasta, once the food has frozen, simply lift up the frozen food, “remove plastic wrap, and transfer to resealable freezer bags” and then place the bags in the freezer. When you are ready to eat, slide the food out of the bag, place it onto a pan, and reheat. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Dream Dinners has been in Pasadena for 11 years and is located at 1274 East Colorado Boulevard. Call (626) 796-7863 or visit for more details. Community News 3. Flash freeze your messy stuff – You can freeze a whole lot more than just soups and casseroles. Individual items, even messy ones like olive cheese, which would normally fuse together if frozen the traditional way, can be “flash” frozen. Think balls of cookie dough, hamburger patties, meatballs and more. Place separate pieces on baking sheets, freeze for a short time until the surface hardens, and then freeze them together with their buddies in airtight containers or freezer bags. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img At Dream Dinners you can customize your meals online; they will prepare the ingredients and clean up everything for you. All you need to do is thaw a few meals from the freezer per week and cook as directed! The only thing that’s left is to enjoy the wholesome meals with your family without all the cooking stress! HerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 1. Freeze… but not everything! Most things freeze beautifully, including rice, meatballs, oatmeal, quinoa, sauces, soups, breads, fruit, beans, casseroles, chili, muffins and pies. In fact, here’s a fabulous chart that gives you the maximum amount of time most foods should be frozen for. But there are some things that don’t freeze well at all. Mayonnaise, low-fat cream cheese, uncooked potatoes and lettuce all get funky in the freezer. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Spend More Time Enjoying Dinner and Less Time Making It From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 2:34 pm Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Compensation for Servicemembers Over Illegal Foreclosures Increased to $311 Million

first_img Related Articles Compensation for Servicemembers Over Illegal Foreclosures Increased to $311 Million Another $186 million in compensation will be awarded to 1,461 service members and their co-borrowers over the unlawful foreclosure of their homes as part of the Department of Justice’s settlement with five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers, according to an announcement from the DOJ.These totals bring the amount of foreclosure-related compensation given to servicemembers by the five servicers (JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, GMAC Mortgage, and Bank of America) to more than $311 million. A total of 2,413 sevicemembers and their co-borrowers are eligible to receive the compensation under protections afforded them by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), according to the DOJ.“While this compensation will provide some financial relief to more than 2,400 service members and their families, the fact is no one serving our country in the Armed Forces should ever have to worry about losing their home to an illegal foreclosure,” said Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart F. Delery.  “Through the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative, the Department of Justice will continue to use every tool at our disposal to protect service members and their families from such unjust actions.”“While this compensation will provide some financial relief to more than 2,400 service members and their families, the fact is no one serving our country in the Armed Forces should ever have to worry about losing their home to an illegal foreclosure.”The servicemembers are receiving the compensation as a result of the SCRA portion of the 2012 National Mortgage Settlement and a previous settlement with Bank of America. The foreclosures in question took place over a six-year period from January 1, 2006, to April 4, 2012. The servicers are alleged to have obtained foreclosure proceedings or default foreclosure judgments without notifying the court that the servicemember was on active duty in the military. Section 533 of the SCRA prohibits non-judicial foreclosures on servicemembers who are either in military service or within the applicable post-service period, provided the mortgages were originated prior to the beginning of their military service.Under the terms of the NMS, each identified servicemember with a mortgage serviced by one of the five servicers named will receive $125,000, plus any lost equity in the property and any interest on the lost equity, according to the DOJ.“We are very pleased that the men and women of the armed forces who were subjected to unlawful foreclosure judgments while they were serving our country are now receiving compensation,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division.  “We look forward, in the coming months, to facilitating the compensation of additional service members who were subjected to excess interest charges on their mortgages.  We appreciate that JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, GMAC Mortgage and Bank of America have been working cooperatively with the Justice Department to compensate the service members whose rights were violated.”The compensation schedule is as follows:Click here for more in the SCRA.Click here for more on the National Mortgage Settlement of 2012. Click here for more on the compensation provided to servicemembers as part of the NMS. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2012 National Mortgage Settlement Department of Justice Illegal Foreclosures SCRA Servicemember Civil Relief Act Servicemembers 2015-10-05 Brian Honea October 5, 2015 1,431 Views Previous: First-Lien Mortgage Performance Improves While Foreclosure Metrics Decline Next: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Combined Income Spikes in Q2  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Tagged with: 2012 National Mortgage Settlement Department of Justice Illegal Foreclosures SCRA Servicemember Civil Relief Act Servicemembers Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Compensation for Servicemembers Over Illegal Foreclosures Increased to $311 Million Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more