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HomeNewsAffordable housing exec to resign Feb. 25, 2016 at 6:33 amNewsAffordable housing exec to resignMatthew Hall5 years agoaffordable housingCCSMcommunity corporation of santa monicaemploymentfannie maehomelesshomelessnesslos angeles countynonprofitspasadenaPatricia Hoffmansanta monica newssarah letts(Photo by Daniel Archuleta) Sarah Letts has announced her resignation from Community Corporation of Santa Monica, the city’s largest affordable housing developer.Letts has served as the organization’s Executive Director for five years and said she will take a similar job with the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation. Letts will work in Santa Monica full time through March 17 and then on a part-time basis until a successor is found or June 30, whichever comes first.Letts said she has enjoyed her time in Santa Monica but the commute from Pasadena became burdensome, especially as she is trying to spend more time with her aging parents who also live in Pasadena.“I realize that I’m walking away from an incredible and interesting and engaged community, so I’m going to miss it,” she said. “I really am going to miss how messy and interesting democracy is and this city is fascinating and I’m going to miss it.”She said the day-to-day work at her new job would be very similar to the work here.“The need throughout Los Angeles County is extraordinary,” she said. “While it is a lateral move, I will have the opportunity to work throughout the entire county. Having an impact in more geographic areas is appealing, even though I know the need here in Santa Monica is just as actuate as everywhere else in the county.”Letts began her career in the nonprofit sector, creating affordable housing projects in Los Angeles and Chicago. She spent 11 years working for Fannie Mae at their regional office in Pasadena before coming to Santa Monica five years ago.She said finding a job that will ease her commute was too good an opportunity to pass up.“It was an emotional decision to leave this place I’ve grown to love for the last five years but the rational side of me realized whether I could handle the commute for the rest of my career.”Letts said she has no plans to leave the industry.“I’ve been doing this for 25 years and with every year the problem seems to get worse,” she said. “I am going to stick with this industry, I’m passionate about doing something to address the affordable housing crisis, I’m going to stick with it for the rest of my career.”Community Corporation of Santa Monica is a non-profit organization that restores, builds, and manages affordable housing within the city. It has built or restored more than 90 properties throughout Santa Monica, creating nearly 1,700 affordable homes and applications for their units far outstrips the available supply each year.The board of directors will begin the search for a successor immediately and board member Patricia Hoffman said the position has always been competitive due to the relative stability of the organization.“Our organization is in great shape and I think that we are strong, our staff is strong and our financials are good,” she said. “I think any qualified person who walked into this organization will be pleased with what he or she found.”Hoffman said ongoing revenues would be a problem for any new director due to the larger economic climate.“Our biggest challenge of course, is the loss of redevelopment money,” she said. “We don’t have the revenue stream by which we can acquire existing properties that we can turn into affordable housing or build new affordable housing.”Hoffman praised Letts for the work she has done over the past five years.“She had great relationships with the community and the city and with her board and her staff,” she said. “She worked well with other people. We’re very sorry to see her go, but we understand the drive has become impossible.”[email protected] :affordable housingCCSMcommunity corporation of santa monicaemploymentfannie maehomelesshomelessnesslos angeles countynonprofitspasadenaPatricia Hoffmansanta monica newssarah lettsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCrossroads goalkeeper to play at St. LawrenceBond-backed tech upgrades roll out in SMMUSDYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall13 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson23 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter23 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor23 hours ago
George Crosbie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInMissing walkers – Durisdeer Jeffrey StewartPolice Scotland report that a large scale search is continuing in the hills around Durisdeer in Dumfriesshire for three missing walkers who failed to return from a walk on Tuesday 16 February 2016. The three, 64 year old Bobby Thomson, 73 year old George Crosbie( Main Photo) and 74 year old Jeffrey Stewart are all from Dumfries and were reported missing by relatives around 1730 hours on Tuesday. The three men indicated that they would be home around 1530 hours that day. Search teams including the Moffat, Galloway, Tweed Valley and Police Scotland Mountain Rescue Teams along with SARDA dogs and a helicopter from HM Coastguard are continuing to search the area. The search was started on Tuesday evening and continued throughout the night.Bobby ThomsonInspector Gordon McKnight, Search Coordinator for Police Scotland said “the weather through Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning was very poor however it is now improving which allows for the use of air support to assist the teams on the ground. We ask anyone who may have seen the three men to get in touch with us through the 101 number.”
LocalNews $2.8M Calibishie Police Station commissioned by: Dominica Vibes News – August 12, 2015 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share 325 Views no discussions Share A 2.8 million dollars police station has been officially commissioned in Calibishie.The station, which will serve residents of Bense, Anse De Mai, Anse- Sol-Dat and Calibishie, was officially commissioned on Wednesday 12 August 2015. The symbolic ribbon to declare the police station opened was done by First Lady Clara Savarin and blessed by Wesley Parish Priest Fr Konan.Police Chief, Daniel Carbon told the commissioning ceremony that this new modern police station is testament to the government’s goal to provide suitable living and working accommodation for police officers island-wide.“This new building contains all the requirements of a modern and up to date police station which has enhanced the landscape of the village of Calibishie,” Carbon said.He added that the building also provides a more comfortable environment for the villagers to conduct business. “My administration will ensure that adequate police officers are stationed here to deliver quality and effective law enforcement services that we are mandated so to do,” Chief Carbon said.Carbon, who informed that a sergeant and female police officers form part of the staff complement there for the first time, said the new accommodation will lead to increased police presence.“There will definitely be an increased uniform presence in the villages as we endeavor to strengthen the community police partnerships. The station can now accommodate more personnel and for the first time it is under the command of a sergeant. For the very first time also, female officers are already stationed here. I am pleased with the present structure and efforts by all to ensure that this building was brought to completion,” Carbon stated.Mr Daniel thanked the government for sourcing the funds to build the new station, Urma Lee and Mitchel Thomas; the previous landlords for allowing the use of their house as a police station, as well as the many officers who worked at Calibishie for their commitment and patience during the transition. “Let me assure you that the necessary arrangements are in place for the proper care and maintenance of the building. By construction of this police station, the government has invested heavily into the security of the state and so Calibishie and surrounding communities must enjoy a low crime rate,” the Chief said.According to the project supervisor, Hakim Dangleben, the contract for the new modern Calibishie Police Station was signed on 7 February 2013 and done by Stewco Construction.The police station building is a two storey concrete frame structure with a gross floor area of 815 square meters. The ground floor contains a lobby, charge office, observation room, interview room, one sergeant office, a kitchen and dining, one corporal’s dormitory, one laundry, an exhibition room, a male and female washroom, two cells equipped with a shower and washroom facility and also a garage.The first floor contains one self-contained sergeant’s quarter, one self-contained corporal’s quarters, two male constable quarters, one self-contained female constable quarter, one male washroom and an armory. The two floors are linked by two staircases strategically located within the building in case of emergency. The building is also equipped with fire alarms, fire extinguishers and emergency hosiery. The project would not be complete if not for the construction of the new and improved access road along with retaining walls, proper side drainage which allow for easy access to the site. The project took sixty-eight weeks to complete with an average of 18-20 people were employed.
Magnolia Hotshots’ Robert Herndon shoots as NLEX Road Warriors’ Kevin Alas defends. PBA [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’‘Outplayed’ Magnolia eyes payback in Game 5′ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’18’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]Sunday, March 18, 2018[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”] Magnolia Hotshots’ Robert Herndon shoots as NLEX Road Warriors’ Kevin Alas defends. PBAMANILA – After being outplayed by NLEX Road Warriors in Game 4, Magnolia Hotshots promised to regain its form as it aims for the series lead in Game 5 of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series tonight at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero said they will devise a better game plan and encourage his wards to play together after the series was trimmed down to a best-of-three.“I think we’re outplayed and outhustled by NLEX. I think mas gusto nila manalo ngayon,” Victolero said. “Bad start kami noong third. If we want to win this series, nasa third quarter kung ano iyong gusto naming mangyari.”“Sabi ko nga sa kanila, it’s down to a best-of-three series,” he added. “We need to play together and stay together. We experienced it last season and if it goes to a best-of-seven, OK lang. One game at a time muna.”Victolero also said he will be expecting Aldrech Ramos, Ian Sangalang, Rafael Reavis, Kyle Pascual, and Rodney Brondial to come out big in lieu of injured Marc Pingris.“We need to find ways pa or we need other bigs pa na mag-step up, like Aldrech, Kyle and Rodney. Kahit papaano may makuha kami on both ends, defense and offense,” said Victolero.“Siguro, iyon lang, iyong bench namin need mag-step up pa kasi ngayon talo kami sa bench scoring e,” he added. “Kailangan iyong bench, kahit papaano, maka-contribute din.”/PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
South Africa’s Department of Education is set to launch a Teacher Laptop Initiative that will make teachers permanently employed by the state eligible for a monthly allowance to buy a laptop computer from 1 July. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material ICT in teaching, learning Minimum specifications A monthly allowance will be paid to qualifying teachers – selected by provincial education departments based on their seniority – for a period of five years, renewable every five years, upon proof of acquiring the computer. The department says in a statement that the initiative is part of its strategy to improve information communication technologies (ICTs) in teaching and learning in South Africa. 1 June 2009 In return, teachers will have to make the laptop available for inspection by education department officials, e-mail the department each month, and allow the principal to verify that the laptop is being used and take a register. Software loaded on the laptop will include Windows XP or higher, Microsoft Office 2007, anti-virus software, school administration and national curriculum software, and teacher development materials. According to minimum specifications set by the department, available in the Government Gazette of 8 May, the laptops must have a 160 GB hard drive, 1 GB of memory, a DVD reader/writer, wired and wireless LAN and a voice-fax modem for internet connectivity. The allowance prices a laptop with the minimum required specifications at about R11 750, comprising R4 000 for the hardware, discounted software at R350, insurance at R1 200 and internet connectivity at R6 000 per annum, which equates to a stipend of about R195 per month.
The 2015 National Youth Championships (NYC) is set to ignite the turf at the picturesque Sunshine Coast Stadium, with the competition kicking off at 9.00am tomorrow. 38 teams from across the country, including four from New Zealand, will do battle over the four days of competition, with finals day culminating the tournament on Saturday. For all information on the 2015 NYC please visit the following links: Fixtures and Results (to be updated throughout the tournament) Live Streaming Information (to be updated throughout the competition) Field MapMedia LaunchWhat we are looking forward to at the 2015 NYCEvent Draw Structure and Format Keep up-to-date with all of the latest from the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships in the following ways:Website – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausDownload ‘Team App’ and search for ‘National Youth Championships’ to keep up-to-date with all of the latest National Youth Championships related information. Related LinksAll you need to know!
APTN National NewsPOUNDMAKER CREE RESERVATION, Sask. — The chief of the Poundmaker Cree reservation says allegations of a police investigation probing the activities of the band council are nothing more than rumours.Chief Duane Antoine brushed off the claims saying this is the first time he has heard rumours of an RCMP investigation on the reserve in all his years involved with band politics.“That’s just a rumour,” said Antoine. “I’ve been on council for 14 years and it’s only my second year as chief and this is the first time I’m hearing that there is an investigation going on with Poundmaker Cree Nation.”The RCMP’s commercial crime unit would not confirm or deny an investigation.The allegations were made by Milton Tootoosie, who says he is the rightful Poundmaker chief.Tootoosie says he has been interviewed by RCMP investigators probing the band on three issues including the use of treaty land entitlement money, questionable loans and a hog farm proposal called Synergetic 2000.“We know there is an RCMP investigation,” he said.Tootoosie and four others were chosen as a band council by a show of hands during a July meeting this tyear of 41 community members.Tootoosie said they were selected under a custom process that ended in 1988 and replaced with the current Indian Act band election.