Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda is a commercial bank offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors in Uganda through its subsidiary, DFCU Bank Ltd. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts to investment, fixed and demand deposits and personal and corporate credit. The bank provides medium and long-term finance to the private sector; with a focus on the agricultural, construction, tourism and hospitality, education, manufacturing and transport sectors. In addition to standard commercial banking products and services, DFCU Bank offers lease and mortgage finance, foreign exchange trading and money market transfer services. The company has an extensive network of branches and ATMS located in the major towns and cities of Uganda. Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited was founded in 1964; it became a commercial bank in 2000 after taking over and renaming Gold Trust Bank. Development Finance Company of Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Forget gold! I’d invest £5k in cheap FTSE 100 shares as prices fall to recession levels

first_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones | Friday, 22nd May, 2020 Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Wondering where to start? Then consider these FTSE heroes. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Enter Your Email Address You can find cheap FTSE 100 shares everywhere you look these days. The index is full of them, as the UK crashes into recession. If I had £5,000 to invest, or any other sum, I’d hunt down top large-cap stocks at today’s bargain prices.Many investors are fleeing into safe-haven gold to sit the recession out. Personally, I would rather buy FTSE 100 stocks, while they are this cheap. I believe equities will prove more rewarding than gold over time.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Investors always race towards gold in times of uncertainty. While the precious metal has few practical uses, it is a proven store of value.The gold price has shone in the 21st century as a result. It is up an incredible 530% in the last 20 years. My worry is that it will struggle to climb much higher from today’s level. We seem to be at the point of maximum fear, as the scale of the looming recession sinks in.I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 sharesThere is an awful lot of pain priced into gold today. Understandably so. Yet this leaves it vulnerable when the worst of the downturn is over. It could crash from today’s levels.Gold’s big problem is that it does not pay any income.  Right now, that is less of a disadvantage, as FTSE 100 companies slash dividends and plunging interest rates destroy cash.However, shareholder payouts haven’t disappeared forever. Many top FTSE 100 companies are standing by their dividends. Once the pandemic recedes, others will restore theirs. At that point, gold will lose some of its lustre.Gold pays no dividendsSome gold in your portfolio makes sense, as a diversifier. Personally I have none, a gap I intend to plug but not at today’s price. At $1,735 an ounce, it is close to its 2011 all-time high of around $1,900. Gold looks too expensive to me.I would rather buy top cheap FTSE 100 companies at today’s low prices. In the longer run, they have much greater potential. The stock market crash in March was reversed by massive government and central bank support, which has fuelled the subsequent recovery. Once trillions of stimulus flood into asset prices, shares could fly.As a result, markets are likely to recover long before the wider economy. If that does happen, you will be glad you picked up cheap FTSE 100 companies today. Firms that survive the crisis could end up as beneficiaries, as weaker rivals go to the wall, and make tempting acquisition targets.In time, the dividends will return, which means you will get income on top of growth. That will never happen with gold.Some exposure to gold makes sense, but I wouldn’t stretch beyond 5% or 10% of your portfolio. The bulk of your long-term returns will come from FTSE 100 shares. So I would recommend buying them while they are still cheap.Like today. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Forget gold! I’d invest £5k in cheap FTSE 100 shares as prices fall to recession levels Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

US stocks: 2 NASDAQ companies I’d buy as a UK investor

first_img See all posts by Conor Coyle Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. conorcoyle has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alphabet (A shares) and NVIDIA. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. US stocks: 2 NASDAQ companies I’d buy as a UK investor “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. UK stocks have suffered for the most part over the last 12 months. At the same time, the major US stock indexes have flourished. That’s particularly the case for many companies in the tech sector.UK investors can invest in US stocks in a number of ways. For example, I could invest in an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks a specific index such as the NASDAQ.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Due to advances in online trading, however, it’s just as easy to invest in individual US companies through a share dealing account. With the sheer amount of listed companies available on the NASDAQ, Dow Jones, and the S&P 500, I prefer to narrow my options to some of the biggest, most well-known US stocks.The NASDAQ 100 is made up of the biggest stocks in the index by market cap. It includes some of the well-known names in the tech sector. Think Amazon, Facebook, Tesla, etc.I’ve had a look at the NASDAQ 100 and picked two US stocks I would add to my portfolio for long-term growth.Advertising boomSome may not have heard of this company, but Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is the parent of online advertising giant Google. Google is one of the largest companies in the world by market cap, making profits for the most part through online advertising via its search engine, YouTube, and other platforms.The company controls a significant (some would say anti-competitive) share of the online advertising industry. It has shown an ability to innovate and grow via new platforms and generate more profits. Google recently announced it would be launching YouTube Shorts, ostensibly to compete with the rise of the likes of TikTok.Alphabet shares have grown more than 97% since their low of $1,055 at the onset of the pandemic, and have a history of major growth.There is risk involved in buying shares in Alphabet, however. Google is coming under increased scrutiny from governments and regulatory bodies over what some view as anti-competitive practices. The most recent example of this is when the Australian government passed new laws requiring the likes of Google and Facebook to pay for certain news content in a bid to aid traditional media outlets.Other governments have indicated that similar action may be taken in their countries, including the UK and Canada. However, I’d still add Alphabet to my US stocks portfolio due to its history of profit growth and position in the market.Graphic contentAnother US tech stock I like at the moment is cybersecurity company Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA). This company makes graphics processing units (GPUs), most commonly used in the gaming world.The Nvidia share price has rocketed as the popularity of online gaming has increased and US tech stocks continue to boom. The shares are up 121% in the last 12 months.Nvidia is experiencing strong demand for its products and is working to scale up its supply in order to keep up with that demand. The shares are not cheap, and the risk is that much of the good news is already priced into the market. There is also a fear that the significant growth experienced by the company in the last number of years may slow in  years to come.But based on current demand and that its key gaming market is likely to require constant innovation, I would still buy the shares today. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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At a North Carolina church, the tradition of ‘child bishops’…

first_img Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In December 2018, Prakash Keeley was enthroned as a “bishop” at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of Steve Rice[Faith & Leadership] Last December, 10-year-old Prakash Keeley proudly donned the gold-and-white bishop’s robe and miter, gripped a staff that towered over him by a half-foot, and blessed a kneeling congregation with the words of Jesus: “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall never enter it.”Since 2012, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has annually enthroned a fifth-grade boy such as Keeley, giving him bishop’s regalia and letting him lead the service for the Dec. 6 Feast of St. Nicholas. The tradition of the “boy bishop,” with roots dating back to medieval times, emphasizes the upside-down aspect of the Advent season.The making of boy bishops, if only for a service, illustrates the words of the Magnificat in a physical way: “He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly” (Luke 1:52 NRSV).At St. Timothy’s, a senior boy chorister receives the honor each year. The chorister is elected by parish leaders for his dedication and involvement with the programs at the church, and one of the privileges is taking on the role of boy bishop in December. The other choristers also take part, dressing as “canons” and vesting him with the robe and a bishop’s ring.The newly enthroned bishop then leads parts of the service, reading a prayer from a booklet that includes the names of all the boy bishops from previous years. The following year, he participates in passing the title on to his successor.Keeley enjoyed the new perspective he gained by standing in the front and facing the congregation for the first time as a leader, not just a congregant, he said. He practiced his readings and prayer beforehand, knowing that all eyes would be on him.“It was pretty nerve-wracking but also kind of fun,” he said.With the honor also came some surprises, Keeley said. Some of his observations were quite practical: “A bishop has to wear a lot of clothes — it was kind of hot, actually.” Others were childlike, yet profound: “Everybody was watching you and expecting you to make the next move.”Keeley stands with other choristers after the service. Photo courtesy of Steve RiceThe Rev. Steve Rice, the rector of St. Timothy’s, was inspired by the British tradition of boy bishops.The exact origins of the tradition are unclear, but historian Neil Mackenzie, the author of “The Medieval Boy Bishops,” argues in an article for History Today that the tradition must have been established before 1222; inventory documents from that time in Salisbury, England, indicate that the local parish had a practice of giving a boy a bishop’s ring.The tradition was common in the Catholic churches of England in the late Middle Ages, and churches would crown the boys from the Feast of St. Nicholas on Dec. 6 to the Feast of the Holy Innocents on Dec. 28. Eventually, the practice was revived in the late 20th century in England, and the first girl bishops were appointed in the early 2000s.The enthroning of boy bishops taught a congregation that children are crucial to the life of the church, and the lesson found a perfect context in the Feast of St. Nicholas — a patron saint of children known for his generosity — and the words of the Magnificat.Rice experiences the power of the tradition in the way it helps him understand Mary’s words.“These children and the least among us are the bearers of the kingdom and are leaders. And to see that embodied in a tangible way moves me,” he said.He also sees the impact that it has on the kids themselves. They love the tradition, Rice said. They love capturing it in photos, but they also perform the liturgy with poise, taking their roles quite seriously.Keeley’s mother, Christie, valued the experience for both Prakash and her older son, who also was a boy bishop in 2014. Helping lead a service was something that neither of her children had ever done, and the same is true for many children who grow up in church.During the season of Advent, when Christians focus on God’s humility in becoming human, the tradition teaches the congregants at St. Timothy’s that everyone is important for the life of the church, she said.“You don’t have to be a bishop; you can be a boy,” she said. “You can be a young person and still be involved in the church life.”This article was first published in Faith & Leadership. 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Bankson wins an election and joins a team

first_img TAGS100 DaysCommissioner Doug Bankson Previous articleWhat Delta Airlines passengers need to know for WednesdayNext articleSummer Olympics Medal Count Update Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR August 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm Doug Bankson seems to be a very reasonable and thoughtful man who has the interest of the citizens of Apopka at heart with no hidden personal agenda. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia August 15, 2016 at 10:34 pm Please enter your comment! I hope you will find a way to try to save Highland Manor somehow, someway. Keep up the momentum on saving Apopka’s beloved icon.center_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The First 100 Days: Many key issues for the new commissioners100 days ago, Commissioners Doug Bankson and Kyle Becker sat down for their first City Council meeting. They negotiated recreation fees, hired a new fire chief, fired a controversial consultant, put the City Center in motion, and began the budgeting process. It’s been a whirlwind tour for the newest Apopka City Commissioners , but both have hit the ground running. The Apopka Voice met with Bankson and Becker to get their thoughts on their first 100 days in office.Part One: Commissioner Doug Bankson  Doug BanksonOftentimes politicians will refer to their campaigns as teams, and use plural words like “we and us” to describe their journey to election day. But once in office, it’s rare to hear them talk that way again.Commissioner Doug Bankson might be the exception to that rule.During his interview with The Apopka Voice, Bankson referenced the feeling of being on a team several times in describing working with City staff and his fellow commissioners.“I’ve learned a lot about the way the city runs,” he said. “It’s a big learning curve as far as the variances of the budget. But to me it’s teamwork, and that’s the way I like to approach an endeavor. We’re strongest together when you draw on everyone’s strengths. And as far as the city staff and commissioners, everyone is hard working, diligent, and for the most part, there are a lot of similar goals and direction. Now there may be differences in how we want to get there, but I still see a team.”While on the campaign trail, Bankson ran on fiscal principals, and his first 100 days on the council has seen him remain focused on that issue as it relates to the budgeting process. But he would like to work on it in a slightly different method than is currently implemented.“I’m going to continue to be a strong proponent of the Highland Manor. Lots of people wanted to keep the property as it was, but there is just no way to do that. However I think there are plans moving forward that we can save its historical value, and everyone will be pleased with the outcome.”-Commissioner Doug Bankson“I would like to approach it in a manner of starting with the priorities first, and once we see what the most important things are… to put those in, then fit in the other things we are able to fit in. My biggest concern is trying to push forward by amassing debt versus building growth. I want to build an economic machine that will begin to fund itself. Probably one of the biggest misunderstandings of the public is that the taxes themselves are a very small portion of the revenue that comes in order to run the city. Raising taxes is not going to cover the things we need. I think we need to do that sparingly. But all in all I think everyone has similar goals as far as how they want to see the city move forward. But I would like to see us approach it in a manner that builds us economically.”Bankson also sees positives in the advancement of the City Center project, particularly the negotiating done by Development Director Mark Reggentin and the city staff.“Everyone knows because of the economic downturn we lost a lot of value on the property. But we have what we have. So we have to start there. There were certain things already in place before I got in office. So I have the hand that was dealt in that sense. I wish we had been able to get more people bidding on the property. I think it would have helped us in that process. However, I commend Mark Reggentin and the city staff as far as crafting that process to make sure we go back and forth with the developers to get a good deal that wasn’t going to be more out of pocket for the City. That was a big issue I think for all of us. We didn’t want to lose that much value on the property, and then also take a hit out of pocket to see the project go forward. So that and the fact they put a clause in that if something happened on the other side, the property would come back to the city. That gave me the comfort level to move forward.”He also hasn’t forgotten about the historical icon stuck in the middle of the property.“I’m going to continue to be a strong proponent of the Highland Manor. Lots of people wanted to keep the property as it was, but there is just no way to do that. However I think there are plans moving forward that we can save its historical value, and everyone will be pleased with the outcome.”There is a long way to go, and lots more to learn, but Bankson is beginning to feel a certain comfort level on the City Council.“I’m finding that sweet spot where we can work together helping the community find compromise whether it’s the parking issue, the red light camera issue, all these different things and we’re trying to find out what is best for the majority of people and how is that all in all is going to be best for the city and I think that’s what we’re all striving for.” Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here 2 COMMENTS Dan Burringtonlast_img read more

Three videos about the press freedom situation in Belarus

first_img“This is the first time we have had to deal with this level of harassment,” says Zolotova, who describes how her website has ceased to be recognized as a media outlet since the start of the crackdown and how one of her reporters has been jailed on a criminal charge. News May 27, 2021 Find out more Natalia Lubneuskaya, Ihar Karnei and Marina Zolotova News December 23, 2020 – Updated on January 27, 2021 Three videos about the press freedom situation in Belarus As a crackdown of unprecedented proportions continues in Belarus, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is releasing video interviews with three Belarusian journalists who have been battling to keep reporting. “The policeman knew he was targeting a journalist,” says Lubneuskaya, who was hospitalized for 38 days after being hit by a rubber bullet. May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Related documents Читать на русском / Read in Russian​PDF – 91.03 KB “I can now say with certainty that an all-out war has been unleashed against journalists in Belarus,” says Karnei, who recounts what it was like to be held for ten days after being arrested while covering a demonstration, and the violence to which he was subjected in prison. Читать на русском / Read in Russian Victims of the persecution that began after the disputed presidential election on 9 August, the three journalists describe what they have endured, which is typical of the experiences of all the reporters who have been covering the peaceful demonstrations taking place for more than four months. Ruled since 1994 by Alexander Lukashenko, who has managed to be reelected as president in the first round every five years, Belarus is ranked 153rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. to go furthercenter_img News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImprisonedWomenImpunityFreedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence Follow the news on Belarus Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 2, 2021 Find out more Natalia Lubneuskaya, a reporter for the Nasha Niva news website, Ihar Karnei, a journalist with the Belarusian branch of Radio Free Europe, and Marina Zolotova, the editor of TUT.by, Belarus’s most popular news site, have all been subjected to abuses. They agreed to be interviewed so that the outside world can learn how the Belarusian authorities have been obstructing their reporting. Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImprisonedWomenImpunityFreedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF has registered hundreds of press freedom violations since 9 August. Journalists with independent media outlets are harassed, arrested, subjected to violence, mistreated and sometimes tortured to prevent them from covering the major events that have been taking place. RSF has proposed 15 recommendations with the aim of ending these abuses.last_img read more

Altisource Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Asset Management Services

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago September 26, 2019 2,666 Views Home / Daily Dose / Altisource Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Asset Management Services  Print This Post Altisource Company News 2019-09-26 David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Altisource Company News Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Altisource Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Asset Management Services Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Altisource Portfolio Solutions, a provider of real estate, mortgage, and technology services, announced that August 2019 marked 10 years of providing innovative residential real estate asset management solutions.Altisource provides leading financial institutions with a full suite of technology-enabled, residential real estate management services, helping to improve efficiencies while maximizing client performance. These customizable solutions include REO and short sale management, real estate brokerage, online real estate auction, property inspection and preservation, valuations, and title and settlement services. Since its inception in 2009, Altisource has facilitated the sale of over 248,000 properties with the vast majority sold via the Hubzu® online marketing and auction platform. With Hubzu, prospective buyers have the opportunity to bid on an average of 4,000 properties marketed for sale across the U.S. and Puerto Rico at any time. Hubzu has attracted 1.7 million prospective buyers and real estate agents—with approximately 4.5 million bids placed on the platform since 2009.Key highlights include:2009: Launched its asset management services with a focus on residential REO asset management.2009: Launched online auction marketing of residential REO properties, offering customers the opportunity to bid on servicer and bank-owned properties through the Hubzu platform.2012: Sold 50,000 properties through Hubzu.2013: Acquired Equator and its integrated workflow automation to coordinate REO processes from file referral and marketing through the REO sale.2014: Achieved $10 billion in property sales through Hubzu.2016: Sold 150,000 properties through Hubzu.2017: Achieved $20 billion in property sales through Hubzu.2018: Sold 200,000 properties through Hubzu.2019: Launched the Equator FHA Modeling Tool, a proprietary FHA model that leverages data feeds and workflows to help servicers accurately project costs and determine marketing strategy to reduce losses on properties.2019: Reached 1.7 million registered users on Hubzu, further establishing its leading market position.“We are proud of Altisource’s industry leadership and success in developing its asset management and online auction business over the last 10 years,” said John A. Vella, Chief Revenue Officer, Altisource. “We have a unique ability to offer our customers asset management and workflow solutions, as a bundle or as component services. The team remains committed to continuously enhancing our solutions and providing best in class service and performance. I am extremely proud of the team and we look forward to aggressively creating more innovative solutions for our clients and the market over the next decade.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, REO, Technology The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: CFPB Announces Additions to Executive Team Next: ServiceMac Implements Collateral Loss-Mitigation Solution From DIMONTlast_img read more

Jean Lake’s love of art inspired today’s festival

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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Email the author TroyFest is rooted in the Jean Lake Art Festival, which began in 1975 as an outgrowth the Troy Art Show, and continues today as TroyFest, which attracts many of the area’s most outstanding artists and crafters. Visitors come from the local area and from long distances in support of TroyFest and in appreciation of the high-quality artwork available at the juried art and craft show the last weekend in April.Perhaps, many of those who attend TroyFest don’t know about Jean Lake, the local artist, whose influence gave birth to the long-running art and craft festival.Jean Lake was born in Troy and was a natural artist. Her talent was developed in the solitude of her small kitchen on Orange Street.  As she painted, family members and friends would often sit beside her, amazed at her ability to paint with such great feeling the rural South that she knew and loved. Jean Lake’s love of art inspired today’s festival Latest Stories “During her early years, Jean painted on wood,” said Charles Adams, a fellow artist and longtime friend.“She painted on discarded cabinet doors from a wood shop here in Troy. She would also write little sayings on plaques. Later, she started painting what is now called folk art.”Adams said Lake’s artwork was very different from many of today’s “folk” artists.“Jean’s paintings had great detail,” he said. “If she painted a quilt on the clothesline, it had every little square, every little detail on it. And, Jean didn’t paint the usual stuff. She once painted Mr. Baker standing behind a screen door. Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Each year, the City of Troy, the Troy Arts Council and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce host TroyFest, one of the premier art and craft festivals in Central Alabama.The festival honors and pays tribute to the late Jean Lake, a noted Troy folk artist whose work is in private collections all across the country. “She was quiet a character. She had a painting that two of her friends wanted. Since they couldn’t both have it, Jean just cut the painting in two and gave each one half. She was something else.”Pat Duke, also an artist friend, said Lake had a magnetic personality.“She was cute, friendly and outgoing,” Duke said. “Jean was like the rest of us who were exhibiting at art shows way back then. We all had families and were all living on shoestrings, just trying to make ends meet. We all would be happy if we could make enough money at a show to pay the entry fee and make enough money to pay the hotel bill and not go home in debt.”Duke said the icing on the cake following an art show was to have made enough money to buy more art supplies.“Jean’s husband, Trigger, made all of her frames and I had a mat cutter so we would cut the mats for the paintings,” Duke said. “At the time, Jean was the only artist around here who was doing primitive art.”Duke said Jean Lake didn’t paint on cardboard boxes and shingles. And she didn’t take a washrag and paint a circle with two eyes on it and call it a dog.“She emulated Grandma Moses who really began painting in what is known as the primitive style. Her artwork, like Grandma Moses’ was well thought out and detailed. “Jean was an outstanding artist. She painted what she knew and what she loved.”The subjects of Lake’s paintings were often black people hanging out clothes on the line, sweeping yards with stick brooms or slicing a watermelon in the front yard. But those who knew Lake knew that she was simply painting what saw.Trojan Glenda Fayson, a collector of African American art, said Lake painted what she knew.“I think she wanted to paint things as they were,” Fayson said.“Those times were passing so she painted those times as people went about their daily lives. The people in her paintings seem to be happy with the simple things of life.”Duke said Jean Lake captured the times in which she lived in an almost whimsical way.“Jean was that kind of person,” Duke said. “She looked for the good things in life and she brought a bit of happiness to all of us through her artwork.” You Might Like FIRST IN FLIGHT:Meeks passes with flying colors Seventeen-year-old Colton Meeks passed the oral examination for a private pilot’s license. He than climbed aboard his granddad, Larry Meeks’… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 23, 2016 Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article read more

Hiker disappears in Northern California mountains on 5-day hike

first_imgTrinity County Sheriff’s Office(REDDING, Calif.) — Authorities suspended search-and-rescue operations for a missing hiker in the mountains of Northern California on Friday night, but said they planned to return to the area on Saturday.Daniel Komins had embarked on a solo hiking trip in the Trinity Alps, about 75 miles northwest of Redding, on Aug. 10. He has not been seen since one day later when backpackers told the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office they had seen him on the trail.The 34-year-old, who is an experienced hiker, also spoke to his girlfriend on the night of Aug. 11 and “informed her that the trip was going as planned,” according to the sheriff’s office.He was expected to return from the hike on Aug. 14.Komins’ empty car was found near the trailhead on the same day, officials said. He had food, water and backpacking supplies with him on the hike.“Komins is an experienced hiker and an Emergency Medical Technician,” the sheriff’s office said. “He has with him a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker, which is not presently operating appropriately. Komins also has with him his cellular telephone, which has seen no activity since August 11, 2019.”The search-and-rescue efforts began at daylight on Thursday and continued throughout the day on Friday with no success.The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, Trinity County Search, Butte County Search and Rescue, Marin County Search and Rescue, Contra Costa County Search and Rescue and the California Highway Patrol have all been involved in the search, which has included ground and helicopter teams.Forty people were involved in the ground search on Friday, the sheriff’s office said.Officials said they were widening the search area after speaking with the other hikers who had crossed paths with Komins on Aug. 11.“Based on the information provided by these individuals, additional areas have been plotted to be searched, as it appears that Komins may have deviated from his initial itinerary,” officials said.The search was set to resume at sunrise on Saturday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more