Brevard hosts fair housing program

first_img Brevard hosts fair housing programDouglas R. Beam, Fair Housing Continuum, Inc., and Central Florida Legal Services, Inc., recently brought “2002 Fair Housing Litigation: Rights, Remedies, and Rewards” to Brevard County.John Relman, the author of Housing Discrimination Practice Manual, of the Washington, D.C., firm Relman & Associates, presented an the educational program. Relman identified the efforts to block affordable housing development in Florida as the most critical fight facing fair housing advocates in this young 21st century.The seminar was attended by 90 participants from across the state.Among the speakers were several names from the ranks of Brevard County leadership: Chief Judge Bruce Jacobus, Circuit Court Judge Lisa Davidson, Commissioner Jackie Colon, and President Morgan Laur Reinman of the Brevard County Bar. Florida Bar President Terry Russell was featured as the luncheon speaker discussing the housing problems confronting low income persons growing from stereotypes and prejudices which can be overcome by fair housing advocacy. May 15, 2002 Regular News Brevard hosts fair housing programlast_img read more

UK announces secondary annuity market for 2017

first_imgAs part of the reform, which follows the new flexible drawdown of savings within defined contribution (DC) pots, up to 5m people will be able to sell their annuity on to a third-party provider regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), or sell it back to the initial provider, creating a market worth as much as £13.3bn (€18.4bn) a year.The government noted calls from the industry that sales back to the initial provider should only be indirect, or after a competitive price had been agreed.But it did not directly agree that an intermediary bidding platform should be launched to facilitate such an anonymous process.Pinsent Masons senior associate Rob Lawrence said the government should give “strong consideration” to launching such a platform.“This would enable the individual to obtain a number of ‘bids’ for his annuity without having to approach a number of providers separately,” he said, noting that it would also help mitigate the risk of individuals receiving poor value for money.The importance of having access to suitable advice, which the government hopes to address by extending the remit of Pensions Wise – the agency set up to offer advice to pensioners about the drawdown of their DC pot.Ben Roe, partner at Aon Hewitt, said the FCA would have a “big role” in ensuring the market worked correctly.“If it is difficult for individuals to obtain the advice they need, then there is a real risk the market will not develop, and all the effort involved in getting this new initiative off the ground could be wasted,” he said. Others, such as Hymans Robertson partner Douglas Anderson, warned that the administration of a secondary market would be “incredibly complex”.Anderson also welcomed the fact providers would be able to buy back their own policies.“This will definitely make it easier to establish a more competitive market, as the original providers may be able to offer better terms due to the expense and capital savings of cancelling the original policy,” he said. He also suggested that the FCA could learn from how current bulk annuity deals used simplified underwriting procedures to inform the proposed online tool allowing annuitants to assess the value of their policy. The UK’s rollout of a secondary market for annuities should be accompanied by the launch of a bidding platform, allowing for a more transparent sales process.The call for a bidding platform came as the UK Treasury confirmed a new secondary market would be in place from April 2017 rather than 2016 as initially planned, and that it would amend tax rates so that annuitants would only incur tax in line with their marginal rate.Pensions minister Ros Altmann stressed that, for the majority of annuitants, keeping the policy would still be the right decision.“But some were forced to buy annuities in the past that may not have been suitable for them,” Altmann said, “and I am delighted this reform will allow more people greater choice and the opportunity of a more flexible income stream.”last_img read more

Rollover southwest of Wellington results in injury accident

first_imgHummer rollover southeast of Wellington near Wellington Lake.Sumner Newscow report — A rollover of a 2006 H3 Hummer northeast of Wellington Lake at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, resulted in minor injuries.Tyler Manford Baum, of Wellington, was driving westbound in the Hummer about a quarter mile east of the intersection of 30th Ave. and Clearwater Road when he lost control of the vehicle due to loose gravel. The Hummer would eventually roll over in a north ditch. The Hummer was destroyed according to the press release.Baum and his friend, Chris Wonser were headed to Wellington Lake at the time of the accident. Wonser suffered a shoulder injury. Baum was relatively uninjured and went to work today. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down I would drive it · 372 weeks ago It don’t look destroyed to me. Report Reply 2 replies · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Cindy · 372 weeks ago You did not see the other side, top or back end. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 372 weeks ago You haven’t dealt with insurance companies lately, have you? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Saw it · 372 weeks ago we drove by it about 10 minutes after it happened. He passed our farm and wasn’t even speeding (at that time anyway) and when we left we saw the ambulance leaving and the sheriffs had to get out of the way to let us through. It was destroyed. no questions. The came across the crappy bridge an our maintainer man can’t seem to keep loose gravel from either side of it. We’ve fishtailed in my wifes car going under 30. Its not the safest. Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Cristy · 372 weeks ago This was my son and my best friends son. I have a better picture that shows a lot of the actual damage. This picture looks like someone pushed it on it’s side but it was much worse. I am just thankful that there weren’t any serious injuries or fatalities. I hope that by posting this story, others will be that much more cautious. After all, vehicles are replaceable, people are not. Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Curious · 371 weeks ago I wonder if this is the same Hummer I saw at the Watershed when it snowed this year. If it is, he almost hit a truck and was speeding up and down the hills where the kids were sledding. Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Liverpool pose test of City’s bid for immortality

first_imgLiverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola has urged Manchester City to underline their intention to make history this season when the runaway Premier League leaders travel to Liverpool on Sunday.Guardiola’s side have turned the title race into a lengthy coronation party after powering 15 points clear of second placed Manchester United and 18 ahead of fourth placed Liverpool.Barring an epic collapse, City will spend the rest of the season focused on the historic implications of their remarkable campaign.If unbeaten City can leave Anfield unscathed, they will have only 15 more matches in which to avoid defeat as they aim to emulate the achievements of Arsenal in 2003-04 and Preston in 1888-89, who both went an entire top-flight season without losing.“Of course if you want to achieve something that’s good and win titles you have to win these kind of games,” Guardiola said.“This season at Stamford Bridge we were able to do that but still we have to go to Anfield, to Emirates and against Tottenham.“We still have tough teams away, there is still a lot of things to do. For us it’s a real test, going to Anfield, one of the most prestigious stadiums and teams in the world so we’ll try to put on a good performance, it’s a big game for us.“Liverpool is such an important game, to realise again if we are able to do big things in this season, in important stages, in the Champions League.”Becoming England’s third top-flight “invincibles” isn’t the only milestone fuelling City’s charge.There have only been five longer unbeaten streaks in the top flight than City’s current run of 30 matches.– Anfield woe – Arsenal’s 49 games in 2003-2004 is currently top, followed by Nottingham Forest’s 42 in 1977-1978, Chelsea with 40 in 2004-2005, Leeds’s 34 in 1968-1969 and Liverpool’s 31 in 1987-1988.City, still in the hunt for four trophies this term, could also become the first team to win a top-flight match at Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United in the same season since Wimbledon in 1986-87.But to do that City must end their wretched run at Anfield, where they are without a win since 2003, a run of 16 matches in all competitions.Asked about City’s Anfield curse, Guardiola said: “I don’t believe in these kind of things, but of course the last time City won was 15 years ago, so it means a lot in terms of how difficult and complicated it is to play there. But records are always there to be broken.”Since losing to Tottenham on October 22, Liverpool are unbeaten in 17 matches in all competitions and 13 in the league, their best run under Jurgen Klopp.Their 5-0 thrashing at City earlier in the season was Klopp’s heaviest defeat in all competitions as Reds boss, and his joint-heaviest ever managerial loss.City’s visit will provide evidence of whether Liverpool can cope without Philippe Coutinho following the Brazil forward’s sale to Barcelona.While Coutinho’s departure brought the curtain down on his role in Liverpool’s attacking ‘Fab four’, Klopp’s three remaining big hitters will ensure the Reds pose a major threat to City’s unbeaten record.Crucially for Liverpool’s chances of derailing the leaders, Egypt winger Mohamed Salah, who missed the last two matches with a groin problem, is fit and available for selection.“It’s interesting to play against City. They play really good and if you don’t respect that, you have a problem,” Klopp said.“But if you are not brave in your game, you will also have a problem. You need to show up.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

PBSO: Men Placed Credit Card Skimmers at Boca Raton Gas Station

first_imgOfficials with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office say two men were arrested late last week, after they allegedly placed credit card skimmers at a Boca Raton gas station.The suspects, identified as 34-year-old Francisco Costa-Perez and 30-year-old Daniel Milian-Diaz, are facing fraud and criminal mischief charges.They were observed installing illegal skimming devices at the Chevron station located at 19345 State Road 7 last Thursday. An employee from the gas station told the 911 dispatcher that he was watching the men tampering with the pumps.PBSO deputies apprehended Costa-Perez and Lilian-Diaz soon afterward during a nearby traffic stop.last_img

Highs and lows of Steelers’ 8-8 season

first_imgRunning back Le’Veon Bell (26) runs towards Cincinnati Bengals strong safety George Iloka (43) in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Best Game: Their margin for error nonexistent, the Steelers drilled eventual AFC North-champion Cincinnati 30-20 on Dec. 15, racing to a quick 21-0 lead and cruising behind two touchdowns from wide receiver Antonio Brown.Worst Game: The Steelers have been playing football for 81 years and had never sustained the kind of whipping they endured in a 55-31 loss to New England on Nov. 3 that left them at 2-6. The Patriots set records for points and yards (610) by a Pittsburgh opponent, including 31 points over the final 18 minutes.New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) tries to break free from the grasp of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) in the first quarter Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Best Play: Troy Polamalu channeling 2009 in Green Bay on Dec. 22, stripping Packers quarterback Matt Flynn of the ball. Brett Keisel recovered at the Green Bay 19 to set up the winning touchdown in a 38-31 victory.Worst Play: A two-way tie. Mike Tomlin’s two-step onto the field in a loss to Baltimore on Thanksgiving night earned him a $100,000 fine and may cost the team a draft pick. A week later, Brown stepped out of bounds at the Miami 12 on the final play, negating what would have been a game-tying score.Antonio Brown (84) appears to step out of bounds as he gets past Miami Dolphins strong safety Chris Clemons (30) on the final play of the of thel game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 8. Brown made it into the end zone on the play, but it was ruled he stepped out of bounds. Miami won 34-28. (AP Photo/Don Wright)Biggest Surprise: Kelvin Beachum’s emergence as the left tackle of the future. The former seventh-round pick provided solid if not spectacular play after taking over for ineffective Mike Adams.Biggest Disappointment: Linebacker LaMarr Woodley struggled to stay healthy, spending much of the season’s second half dealing with a pair of calf injuries. Jason Worilds’ filled in brilliantly, leaving Woodley’s job status in jeopardy.What’s Next: Figuring out who to keep and who to let walk on a defense that is still in the midst of a makeover. Getting a No. 2 wide receiver to take some of the pressure off Brown.Oakland Raiders Quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs for a 93 yard touchdown past Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark, left, inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) and cornerback William Gay (22) during the first quarter in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 27. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)last_img read more