FEMA Sending Additional $38M to Puerto Rico

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience (COR3) have obligated an additional $37.8 million in funds for 116 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of Puerto Rico. To date, over $6.4 billion has been approved for Puerto Rico under FEMA’s Public Assistance program.“Many projects during this phase of the recovery are for architectural and engineering design, which may open the door to funding opportunities for larger projects in the future,” FEMA said in a statement. “These funds help to reduce the ‘damage-rebuild-damage’ cycle that comes with restoring structures to pre-disaster conditions. They assure quality by meticulously detailing scopes of work to ensure a repaired and rebuilt Puerto Rico is better positioned to withstand another storm.”These latest obligations include over $1.2 million to the Ponce Port Authority for repairs to the crane systems at Puerto de Las Américas, as well as $3.8 million to the municipality of Barceloneta to repair hurricane-related damage to the Sixto Escobar gym auditorium. To date, more than $6.5 million has been approved for the Ponce Port Authority for emergency protective measures, architectural and engineering design costs and other permanent work to its facilities.“I appreciate FEMA’s hard work. This is excellent news since with this award, we can move business at the port forward and begin to repair and provide maintenance for the cranes,” said mayor of Ponce, María Meléndez.Earlier this year, FEMA and COR3 $63 million in aid will be sent to Puerto Rico.Funds will be used for 56 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of the island as it works to rebuild following January’s earthquakes and Hurricane Maria.More than $6.2 billion has been approved for Puerto Rico under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.“FEMA and [Central Office for Recovery and Reconstruction] remain focused on prioritizing obligations of funds to municipalities for eligible expenses related to hurricanes Irma and Maria to help communities recover,” FEMA stated in a release. Tagged with: FEMA Puerto Rico Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago March 11, 2020 978 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Previous: Industry Responds as Coronavirus Declared a Pandemic Next: Fannie Mae Transfers $12B in Unpaid Principal Balance Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily center_img FEMA Puerto Rico 2020-03-11 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / FEMA Sending Additional $38M to Puerto Rico Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago FEMA Sending Additional $38M to Puerto Rico The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

A world of flavours awaits at Taste of India Letterkenny – Win a voucher!

first_imgA multi-cuisine takeaway is heating up the Letterkenny food scene with an exciting menu and app.Taste of India Express, on Lower Main Street, has become a hotspot for hungry customers who want a varied menu to satisfy every craving.From authentic curries to fast food favourites and pizzas – everyone wants a slice of the action! A Taste of India has a packed menu of exceptional Indian dishes and delicious vegetarian options. But their fresh kebabs, hoggies and munch boxes really tickle the taste buds late into the night.As a top Tuesday treat, the takeaway offers buy one get one free pizzas. So you pay for one and get two! All special offers and meal deals are just a tap away, as Taste of India have a handy app for all collections and deliveries. Get 15% discount on online orders over €20.Download the app now for all the latest offers: https://tasteofindia-italianpizza.com and discover all the tasty deals for yourself. You can order through the app or call 074 91 25753COMPETITION:Want to win a €30 voucher to spend at Taste of India Letterkenny? Check out our Facebook giveaway here: https://www.facebook.com/donegaldaily/A world of flavours awaits at Taste of India Letterkenny – Win a voucher! was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennytaste of indialast_img read more

Everyday Hero: Miriam Cele

first_imgFounder: Gozololo Day Care CentreWhy is Miriam an Everyday Hero?Eleven years into her retirement and Miriam Cele shows no signs of putting her feet up. Why would she when she has 300 young children to feed and educate every day?Miriam Cele is one of those people who just can’t sit still when work needs to be done. When this work entails giving helpless children hope and a tummy full of food, it’s simply a job well done.In 1997, Miriam established the Gozololo Day Care Center in the KwaMashu township in KwaZulu-Natal to provide care and support to a growing number of traumatised and orphaned children as a result of HIV/Aids.Today, with the help of other “foster grannies”, Gozololo Day Care Centre has numerous satellite centres that now provide care to over 1 200 children in five different communities.In her own words.“It’s not a nice thing to see young children suffering. As a young girl my mother taught me to give. She used to cook a big pot of pap and fed all the children in the community.”Fast FactsGozololo means “stay a while, rest a while” or “halfway house”.The Gozololo model differs from the general institutional model in that a child is placed with a willing child minder at night and attends the care centre during the day.Miriam has 17 years’ experience as a community and development worker.In 2004, Miriam was awarded the Order of the Baobab by President Thabo Mbeki.How can I help?To find out how you can donate your time or money to the Gozololo Day Care Centre, visit their website.Contact the Gozololo Day Care CentreTel: 031 503 1032Fax: 031 503 2933Story published on SAinfo on 5 May 2008.Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

Golden run ends as athletics team salvages 4 bronzes

first_imgBiggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cray, who had won gold in 400-meter hurdles and 100m silver, suffered a “turfed toe” during the relay finals.He said he’s not sure if he can run in the 4X100m on Saturday.“I could hardly pass the baton,” said Cray who was third runner before Beram anchored to the finish.But their time was good enough to rewrite the national mark of 39.96 established in 2017 in Hong Intercity ChampionshipMembers of the Philippine 4×100 relay women’s team after clocking 44.88 seconds to clinch the bronze medal in the 29th Southeast Asian Games athletics competition Friday at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKayla and Kyla Richardson, Zion Corrales and Eloisa Luzon settled for bronze in their event with a time of 44.81 seconds. Vietnam timed 43.88 seconds and Thailand 44.62 seconds to take gold and silver, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Olympian Marestella Torres-Sunang could only come up with a bronze in women’s long jump, leaping to 5.45 meters to finish third behind Vietnam’s Bui Thi Thu Thao (6.48m) and Indonesia’s Maria Natalia Londa (6.47).Melvin Calano barely managed to make the podium in men’s javelin after a 65.94m effort, way behind the 71.49m gold medal throw of Thai Jantra Peerachet. Indonesia’s And Hafiz was second with 69.30mFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingYet the big letdown was the relay teams which were powered by Fil-American athletes.Two-time champ here Trenten Anthony Beram, Eric Cray, Anfernee Lopena and Archand Bagsit clocked 39.11 seconds to place third behind Thailand (38.90) and Indonesia (39.05). LATEST STORIES Like their men’s counterparts, the women’s relay team also posted a new PH record, erasing the 45.29 seconds of the 1991 SEA Games team that was led by no less than Lydia de Vega.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul EAC halts 3-game slide, survives Perpetualcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Members of the Philippine 4×100 relay men’s team (Eric Cray, Anfernee Lopena, Archand Christian Bagsit and Anthony Beram) after clocking 39.13 seconds to clinch the bronze medal in the 29th Southeast Asian Games athletics competition Friday at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines’ athletics gold machine ground to a halt and collected four bronzes by day-end Friday.The men’s and women’s 4X400-meter relay teams, counted upon to snare golds, faltered in the face of Thailand and Vietnam powerhouses at Bukit Jalil National Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonylast_img read more

Medals Table- 2012 London Olympics

first_imgRankCountryGold Silver Bronze Total1China953172USA575173France31374North Korea30145Italy24286South Korea22267Russia20358Kazakhastan20028Japan146118Australia121411Romania120312Brazil111312Hungary111314Netherlands110215Ukraine102316Georgia200116Lithuania100116South Africa100119Columbia020220Great Britain012321Cuba010121Germany010121Mexico010121Poland010121Thailand010121Chinese Taipei010127Azerbaijan001127Belgium001127Canada001127Indonesia001127India001127Moldova001127Mongolia001127Norway001127Serbia001127Slovakia001127Uzbekistan0011last_img read more

9 months agoSolskjaer demands players wear Man Utd club suits on matchday

first_imgSolskjaer demands players wear Man Utd club suits on matchdayby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ordered his players wear their club suits before all games.The Daily Mail says Solskjaer has ordered United’s players to wear their official club suits to all matches as he continues to impose his ethos on the squad.The United stars are still allowed to travel in their club tracksuits, as they did on the train to Watford for Sunday’s 1-0 win over Tottenham.But when Solskjaer and his players arrived at Wembley 24 hours later, they were more formally dressed in suit and tie on the instructions of their caretaker manager.A smarter dress code is just one of the ground rules Solskjaer has borrowed from Sir Alex Ferguson, who was seen at United’s Carrington training ground again on Saturday before the squad left for London.The 45-year-old, who has done the same at Molde, informed the United players of the new regulation on their warm-weather training break last week. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Iowa’s Marshall Koehn Beats Pittsburgh With 57-Yard Field Goal To End Game

first_imgIowa kicker Marshall Koehn kicks a 57 yard field gaol to win the game.Twitter/@IowaonBTNMost college coaches wouldn’t be comfortable sending their kicker out for a 57-yard field goal to win the game. Kirk Ferentz is not one of those coaches. With the game tied at 24, Hawkeye kicker Marshall Koehn blasts one from 57 out to send Pittsburgh home with a loss. As you can imagine, the team mobs him after the win becomes official.How about a 57-yd FG for the win? That’s nothing for @HawkeyeFootball K Marshall Koehn! Brought to you by #GrubHub. http://t.co/FoAm5dBwja— Iowa on BTN (@IowaOnBTN) September 20, 2015Remember, folks, kickers are people too. Sometimes, they’ll even win you a game.last_img read more

The 5 Teams With The Best Odds Of Reaching The College Football Playoff

first_imgA general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)Alabama, unsurprisingly, has the best odds of reaching this season’s College Football Playoff. Bovada released College Football Playoff odds for the 2016 season and the Crimson Tide are at the top. Nick Saban’s team has 3/2 odds to make this year’s playoff. Alabama is trailed by:Oklahoma – 7/4Michigan – 9/5Clemson – 2/1Ohio State – 2/1Top odds to make CFP (per @bovadaLV) Alabama 3/2#Sooners 7/4 Michigan 9/5 Clemson 2/1 Ohio State 2/1Other Big 12: #OkState 7/1, TCU 17/2,— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) July 22, 2016The odds for the other top teams:LSU – 3/1Tennessee – 13/4Florida State – 7/2Notre Dame – 4/1USC – 4/1Florida – 7/1Oklahoma State – 7/1Who are you picking to reach this season’s College Football Playoff?The season starts in a little more than a month.last_img read more

JAMPRO Commits to Growth of Film Industry

first_img JAMPRO, the national investment and export promotion agency mandated to promote investments in a number of targeted sectors, was instrumental in scouting locations for filming and arranging film permits for working in certain areas. “Our creative product needs much wider and broader expression (of interest) and we need to be supporting the industry more. Our competitors in the region have created film funds, tax rebates and upfront financing for films. JAMPRO will lobby the powers that be to develop a support mechanism for the film industry,” she said. Story Highlights President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards, says the agency is committed to the growth and development of Jamaica’s film industry and will be moving to galvanise support for the sector.Speaking at a pre-event media brunch for the Sundance Film Festival premiere of ‘Yardie’ at JAMPRO’s New Kingston headquarters on January 16, Ms. Edwards said that as part of this commitment, the agency will be lobbying the Government and other stakeholders.“Our creative product needs much wider and broader expression (of interest) and we need to be supporting the industry more. Our competitors in the region have created film funds, tax rebates and upfront financing for films. JAMPRO will lobby the powers that be to develop a support mechanism for the film industry,” she said.Ms. Edwards pointed out that not only is the agency placing focus on securing more jobs for Jamaicans working in the film industry, but also on getting an international place for Jamaican creative outputs such as music and stories.JAMPRO, the national investment and export promotion agency mandated to promote investments in a number of targeted sectors, was instrumental in scouting locations for filming and arranging film permits for working in certain areas.“We had a hand in this film (Yardie) and we are very excited to have that role to play in it. We want to see more movies filmed in Jamaica with Jamaican talent,” she said.Ms. Edwards also wants to see the development of an empowered industry association as well as the implementation of a film licensing regime and a local guide to filming.“There is a huge future for the Jamaican film industry, (and) we think Sundance is a step in the right direction, and, hopefully, it will take us to the next level,” she said.Meanwhile, Film Commissioner, Renée Robinson, explained that discussions for the film began a number of years ago and that initial plans were not to cast local actors.However, after the filmmakers travelled to Jamaica and were introduced to the talent pool and people within the local film industry, a decision was made to involve local actors.Ms. Robinson congratulated the cast of Jamaican actors and actresses in the film, including Sheldon Shepherd, Shantol Jackson, Everaldo Creary and Antwayne Eccleston.Meanwhile, Ms. Jackson said she is grateful for being a part of the film and hopes that it will resonate with Jamaicans because of its authenticity.She also hailed the South St. Andrew community of Rose Town, where parts of the movie were filmed.Set in the 1980s and adapted from Jamaican author, Victor Headley’s cult novel, ‘Yardie’ was filmed in London and Jamaica. It is centred around a young Jamaican man named ‘D’, who gets caught up in a life of gang violence and winds up hunting down his brother’s assassin in the streets of London.‘D’ is played by Aml Ameen of the ‘Maze Runner’ and ‘The Butler’, and marks the directorial debut of British star, Idris Elba.‘Yardie’ will have its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 18 to 28 in Utah, United States, where it will be screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition from January 20.The film has been ranked in the top-25 most anticipated international films by the multiplatform American digital and print magazine, the ‘Hollywood Reporter’. President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards, says the agency is committed to the growth and development of Jamaica’s film industry and will be moving to galvanise support for the sector.last_img read more

Supreme Court upholds law in crossborder beer case averting trade shakeup

first_imgOTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the constitutionality of a New Brunswick law that ensnared a man who brought home a trunkload of beer and liquor from neighbouring Quebec.The unanimous high court decision Thursday effectively preserves the current trade regime, saying provinces have the power to enact laws that restrict commerce if there is another overriding purpose — in this case the desire to control the supply of alcohol within New Brunswick.In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B., drove across the border to Quebec to buy several cases of beer and some liquor from three stores.Comeau was fined $240 and administrative fees under New Brunswick’s Liquor Control Act for being in possession of a large amount of alcohol he had not purchased through his province’s liquor corporation.The trial judge accepted Comeau’s argument the Liquor Control Act provision amounted to a trade barrier that violated Section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867.The Constitution Act section says, “All articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of any one of the provinces shall, from and after the union, be admitted free into each of the other provinces.”The New Brunswick attorney general was denied leave to challenge the trial judge’s decision in the provincial Court of Appeal, but the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, ultimately siding with the province.The ruling underscores a need to renegotiate last year’s interprovincial free-trade agreement, which contains pages of exemptions and creates secretive working groups, but fails to adequately address trade barriers, said Conservative MP John Nater.“Canadians recognize the economic benefits of reducing interprovincial trade barriers,” he said. “It should not be illegal to work or to transport legal products across provincial lines.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the interprovincial agreement “a significant step” towards full free trade within Canada.“We know there continue to be issues that will require further discussion with the provinces, but this is something that we’ve made significant progress on, and we will continue to.”Comeau, a 64-year-old retired power linesman, said he wasn’t entirely surprised by the Supreme Court decision.“I’m not really disappointed,” he said in Campbellton, N.B. “I’m not really sad. I got an answer to what the law is.”Comeau said he’s unlikely to continue buying beer in Quebec. “If it’s against the law, it’s against the law.”For Comeau, the case was simply about his right to stock up on cheaper suds. But for provinces and territories, business interests and economists, it was about whether the correct interpretation of the Constitution entailed full economic integration, potentially reshaping the federation.In its reasons, the Supreme Court said New Brunswick’s ability to exercise oversight over liquor supplies in the province “would be undermined if non-corporation liquor could flow freely across borders and out of the garages of bootleggers and home brewers.”The framers of the Constitution agreed that individual provinces needed to relinquish their tariff powers, the court said. In this vein, the historical context supports the view that Section 121 forbids imposition of tariffs — and tariff-like measures — that impose charges on goods crossing provincial boundaries.However, the historical evidence nowhere suggests that provinces would lose their power to legislate for the benefit of their constituents, even if that might affect interprovincial trade.“Section 121 does not impose absolute free trade across Canada,” the decision says.Rather, the historical and legislative context — and underlying constitutional principles — support a flexible view, “one that respects an appropriate balance between federal and provincial powers and allows legislatures room to achieve policy objectives that may have the incidental effect of burdening the passage of goods across provincial boundaries.”The decision confirms the authority of provinces to tax, price and regulate harmful products such as alcohol, tobacco and cannabis, said Rob Cunningham, a policy analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society.“From a public health perspective, the judgment is very positive.”Dan Paszkowski, president of the Canadian Vintners Association, is now hoping for signs of progress on trade liberalization in a forthcoming study being conducted under the terms of the Canadian trade agreement.“We are going to continue to work with that group to develop an interprovincial trade system for Canadian wine.”— With files from Kevin Bissett and Teresa Wright— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more