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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance 24th September 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Asia Philippines The Philippines Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) has moved to simplify the process for offshore gaming industry employees to apply for work permits, with 8,000 were found to lack necessary documentation in the first half of the year. The Philippines Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) has moved to simplify the process for offshore gaming industry employees to apply for work permits, with 8,000 were found to lack necessary documentation in the first half of the year.Bureau of Local Employment director Dominique Tutay said that 51,000 AEPs were issued to POGO workers in the six months to 30 June.The 8,000 working across the country’s 177 Philippines Offshore Gambling Operators (POGOs) had not secured an Alien Employment Permit (AEP), though Tutay noted that 1,000 had since secured the permit. However, a further 6,000 had not complied with orders to secure an AEP, and had been reported to the Bureau of Immigration as a result.To simply the process of applying for the necessary work permits and registering for income tax, DOLE is to set up a so-called “one stop shop” at its office in the country’s National Capital Region.The office, in a region where 171 of the 177 licensed POGOs are based, contains counters where workers can apply for documentation from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). This allows the employees to secure a Taxpayers’ Identification Number and Special Temporary Permit.It comes after senior politicians last week called for an investigation into illegal immigration and tax evasion within the Philippines’ offshore gambling hubs. The Philippines has seen an influx of foreign workers from China, especially in the wake of Cambodia announcing plans to shut down its online gaming industry by the end of 2019.Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III thanked POGO agents and principals that had responded to government calls to secure permits for their foreign workers. He said new applications would be fast-tracked with help from the BIR, PRC, Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).“Similar one-stop shops will be established in other AEP application-rich areas such as Cagayan Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Central Visayas, and Davao Region,” Bello added.Bello warned that these centres would be closely monitored to ensure there were no attempts to bribe staff.Tutay, meanwhile, added that a joint inspection team comprised of DOLE, BIR and BI staff was to be established to monitor POGOs and the documentation of their staff.The fast-tracking of AEP applications will be facilitated through additional equipment and manpower, as well as the introduction of a new online system to track the submissions.Earlier this year DOLE issued new guidelines on the issuance of work and employment permits to foreign workers, as part of efforts to ensure as much of its migrant workforce as possible has the necessary documentation. Topics: Legal & compliance People Philippines takes action over undocumented POGOs staff Tags: Mobile Online Gamblinglast_img read more

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first_imgMPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileMalawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is a property company with interests in property development, rentals and property management. The company owns, leases, manages and develops commercial, residential and industrial properties in major towns and cities in Malawi. MPICO’s property portfolio includes offices, high-rise buildings, residential homes, warehouses and retail outlets; providing property solutions for clients in the major towns and cities of Malawi, including Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. MPICO owns 35 commercial buildings and a selection of flats, private-lease houses and guest lodges; Its subsidiaries included Capital Developments Limited and New Capital Properties Limited. Malawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Being a long-term investor helps to some extent but even so it’s nerve-wracking to see your shares head down. Know first of all you’re not alone and second of all, it’s up to you how you react in a crisis.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…The best reaction I believe is to initially do nothing. Try as hard as possible to relax, focus on something other than the market, and occasionally monitor the news so you can anticipate what is driving the market. Use the time to read about other investors. From this you’ll gain confidence that all experienced investors have come through broadly similar market corrections. This learning will serve you well as the fall bottoms out and the market starts to recover.Invest in defensive companiesRegardless of how quickly the market recovers, I’d buy shares in defensive companies. These types of companies can sell their products or services in any economic environment. Think supermarkets, pharmaceutical companies, and similar.In my opinion, defensive companies are worth holding as part of a balanced portfolio of shares. Many have outstanding qualities for long-term investors, such as sustainable, growing dividends; rising revenues, profits and earnings per share; product innovation; and loyal customers.Seek bargains when the stock market crashes Once the stock market cash starts to flatten that’s when it is best to start to buying into shares. It’s not without risk, because the market could take a breather and then head further down. However, at some point, it’s best to take a leap and buy quality shares at a lower price. 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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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Andy Ross | Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 If the stock market crashes again here’s what I’d do 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. 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first_imgWednesday Apr 1, 2020 Exeter skills coach provides fun game to keep you busy during lockdown With just about the whole world stuck at home (if you’re not, maybe you should be) due to the corona virus pandemic, Exeter Chiefs skills coach Ricky Pellow has put together a little skills challenge that could be fun to try out. ADVERTISEMENTIf you’ve got the space at home, all you need is some basic objects, a ball, and some time.If you have a family member who can join you (within safe distance, of course), you can make a fun game of it.Those markings on his wall are no doubt another nice idea for target practice.If you want to take things further, feel free to upload to twitter/instagram and tag us.Meanwhile, with all tournaments on hold, The Rugby Pod caught up with Premiership Rugby CEO Darren Childs to find out about the state of the Premiership.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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first_imgAustralian Salvation Army has big stock portfolio Howard Lake | 25 June 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  10 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Australian newspaper has focused on the scale of the Salvation Army’s stock market portfolio.The Australian newspaper has focused on the scale of the Salvation Army’s stock market portfolio. It says that it has an investment portfolio of £109 million and assets of more than £365 million.Read Salvation Army becomes major stock exchange player at Ananova. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgLeonard PeltierThe following email from the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee was issued on Jan. 18.Brothers, sisters, friends and supporters:Our hearts are heavy today. President Obama has denied Leonard’s application for a commutation. His name appears on the Jan. 18 list of commutations denied by Obama as issued by the Office of the Pardon Attorney. Leonard’s attorney, Martin Garbus, was also notified.Today, in an email, Leonard wrote: “If I should not [receive clemency] then after we are locked in for the day I will have a good cry and then pick myself up and get myself ready for another round of battles until I cannot fight [any] more. So, don’t worry. I can handle anything after over 40 years.”It’s hard to bear such a blow, though. And make no mistake — Leonard has been hit hardest of all.But let’s not mourn so very long. Instead, let’s move ever forward. Channel your grief and anger in a positive way. Remember that Leonard still needs our help. He needs quality health care and a transfer to a medium-security facility, among other things. We’ll always work towards freedom for Leonard, but these actions may help to make his life more bearable until freedom is won.Now, we urge you to write to Leonard and help to keep his spirits up. Tell him you won’t give up, that you’ll walk the rest of the way with him. Send cards and letters to:Leonard Peltier #89637-132, USP Coleman IP.O. Box 1033, Coleman, FL 33521Thank you for your hard work and determination. Blessings to all of you. Please stay tuned.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_imgprintFootball is in the air as TCU head coach Gary Patterson said that he was excited for preseason practice to begin and for some of the players who were injured last season to return. TCU brings back plenty of experience in 2017, tied for second nationally in returning starters, with seventeen of the twenty-two from a year ago set to come back.Co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie, who is taking over as the primary offensive play-caller, said that the team, returning ten of eleven starters on offense from a year ago, should benefit from the experience of the older players.“You feel like you can work and focus more on the fundamentals and the techniques that will allow you to execute at a higher level than what you did previously,” Cumbie said.Center Austin Schlottman, a watch list nominee for the Outland Trophy, said that the offense, especially the offensive line, would benefit from their past experience.“It’s the same people from last year,” Schlottman said. “We know each other better and having better chemistry makes it easier, honestly.”In addition to the older members of the team, TCU adds some fresh faces for 2017. This year’s freshman class includes quarterback Shawn Robinson, wide receivers Kenedy Snell, Omar Manning and Jalen Reagor and cornerback Noah Daniels, among others.Patterson, Cumbie and co-offensive coordinator Curtis Luper all said that they won’t set any expectations for the freshman class until they see them in practice.“Everyone has a game plan until they get hit in the mouth,” Luper said. “We won’t know what they can do- when they can help us- until Ben [defensive end Ben Banogu] hits one of them in the mouth. But we’ll know really fast if we can use those guys.”Having a new group of freshmen gives older players the opportunity to step into leadership roles. Senior wide receiver Ty Slanina said that he sees himself as a mentor to the young receivers and that he hopes they come to him for advice.Receiver John Diarse, who led the team with 442 receiving yards a year ago, said the most important thing for the freshmen to learn is that “it’s okay to be a sponge and gain information and ask questions.”He said that he learned from older players at one time, and now wants to pass down his knowledge to his younger teammates.Patterson said that guard Patrick Morris was one of the biggest vocal leaders of the spring and that there were others who he expected to step into leadership roles on the team. However, he said that fans often put too much stock in team leadership.“I’ve had years where we went 11-2 and didn’t have any leadership,” Patterson said.The Horned Frogs open their season at 7:00 p.m. on September 2nd against Jackson State in Amon G. Carter Stadium. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution New season brings new players, high expectations from Patterson Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook Jonathan Pickellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-pickell/ Patterson ‘not unhappy with anybody’ early in preseason camp Jonathan Pickellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-pickell/ Swimming and diving hires new head coach Facebook Linkedin Jonathan Pickell Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleFriends, family join together to remember TCU student killed in boating accidentNext articleTCU football players take the field for first practice of 2017 Jonathan Pickell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU football players take the field for first practice of 2017 ReddIt Twitter + posts Jonathan Pickellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-pickell/ Jonathan Pickellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-pickell/last_img read more

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first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Refuse To Quash Case Against Doctors Who Allegedly Leaked PG Exam Papers To Students [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber5 May 2020 10:31 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has refused to quash a criminal case registered against two doctors, who in the year 2011 allegedly conspired and leaked Postgraduate medical exam papers to select students. Justice Suraj Govindaraj while rejecting the petition filed by Dr Udayaravi (Accused no 12) and Dr Santhosh R (accused no 14) said “At this stage, it cannot on the basis of the submissions made…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has refused to quash a criminal case registered against two doctors, who in the year 2011 allegedly conspired and leaked Postgraduate medical exam papers to select students. Justice Suraj Govindaraj while rejecting the petition filed by Dr Udayaravi (Accused no 12) and Dr Santhosh R (accused no 14) said “At this stage, it cannot on the basis of the submissions made be said that no offences have been committed by the petitioners. I am of the considered opinion that it is not a fit and proper case to exercise powers under Section 482 of Cr.P.C to quash the above proceedings initiated against the petitioners.” The accused have been charged under sections 417, 418, 420, 465, 468, 409, 109, 114, 161 of Indian Penal Code and sections 117, 118, 119, 120, 121 and 138 of Karnataka Education Act 1983 and sections 13(1)(C), 13(1)(D) READ WITH ORDER 13(2) Of P.C. ACT 1988. As per the prosecution case, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) conducts entrance exam for Post Graduation studies in different disciplines of medical and dental sciences, which examination is held at different centres, one such centre in the year 2011 was designated to be that of Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS). Accused No.1 Dr.Vinaya Prasanna was serving in the teaching line in VIMS he allegedly conspired with others to adopt malpractices to help certain candidates to get better results. On January 30, 2011 he illegally opened the question paper in his custody, took photographs using his digital camera, sent the digital camera through accused No.17 to accused No.27 who was allegedly a computer operator. He took a print out of the question paper from the digital camera by connecting it to the computer present in the residence of accused No.17. On that basis, accused Nos.6 to 15 prepared answers to the questions, entered the said answers in the same computer and copied chits in the form of print outs were prepared in respect of the question paper. Accused No.7, in turn, handed the chits back to accused No.1, who circulated them to selected students viz., accused Nos.16 to 26, who copied the answers from the chits and managed to get high rank in the examination. An FIR was registered on March 15, 2011, based on the complaint given by one Dr.D.Premkumar of RGUHS, Bengaluru. However, the after investigation police had filed a B-report. The University annulled the results of accused Nos.16 to 26, the decision was challenged before the high court. The court in May 2011, directed a further in-depth investigation to be done by the Central Investigation Department. In furtherance the CID filed its chargesheet against the accused. Appearing for the petitioners, Senior Counsel Ravi B Naik along with advocate Avinash Angadi argued as regards the veracity of the Hard Disk which was seized containing the answers prepared by Accused Nos.6 to 15, on which basis the copy chits were prepared. According to him, in the absence of the said hard disk no case can be said to be made out as against the Petitioners. Further, the Hard Disk and the file which forms the very basis of the prosecution case was not in existence at the time the crime was alleged to have been committed. Hence, the entire story of the prosecution is manufactured; concocted and on that basis he would contend that the petitioners are being harassed, maliciously prosecuted and therefore, the proceedings against the petitioners are to be quashed. Additional Advocate General, Raja Raghevandra Naik argued that it is not only the Hard Disk which the prosecution is relying upon, but there are various other statements of witnesses and a huge number of pieces of evidence collected by the CID which forms the basis for the prosecution of the accused. The offences which have been committed by the accused are very serious in nature. The accused have indulged themselves in malpractices obtained favourable admission in medical and dental colleges even though they may not have been so qualified. The impact on society at large is huge. Therefore, this being an offence which affects the society as a whole has to be considered and at present merely on the ground that the Hard Disk is stated to be manufactured subsequently ought not to be a ground to quash the charge sheet. The court said “There is a lot of force in the submission made by learned AAG that the arguments advanced and submissions made are required to be established during the course of the trial. Whether the mirror image furnished was proper, whether the correct tools were used to create the mirror image? Why are the dates of the files different? How is the MFT of the concerned file showing the date of creation to be much earlier than the date of the offence? Are not matters which could be decided upon by this court in a summary manner in 482 proceedings. All the submissions made on behalf of the petitioners are required to be established during the course of trial. The matter being technical in nature, the concerned experts would have to be examined and cross-examined. The court directed the trial court to expeditiously dispose of the matter, at any rate within a period of nine months from the date of receipt of this order. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]. Title: DR. UDAYARAVI S/O CHANNABASAPPA And STATE OF KARNATAKA BY CID Case No: CRL.P. No.102200 OF 2019 Coram: Justice Suraj Govindaraj. Date of Order: May 5, 2020. Appearance: Senior Counsel RAVI B. NAIK, a/w Advocate Avinash Angadi for petitioner. Advocate Raja Raghavendra Naik For R1 Advocate S H Mittalkod For R-2 Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) — Texas state inspectors identified nearly 250 violations at facilities run by Southwest Key, the non-profit organization now housing migrant children separated from their parents in a converted Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, according to records obtained by ABC.Reports filed with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) show 246 “deficiencies” — defined as failures to comply with regulations governing child care — at Southwest Key residential programs across Texas since the fall of 2014.The company’s largest shelter for undocumented children, Casa Padre, which is a converted Walmart in Brownsville, has become a flash-point in the debate over President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy that separated children from parents caught attempting to cross the border illegally. On Wednesday, the president signed an executive order ending the family separation policy.ABC News’ Tom Llamas visited the facility late last week, which now houses 1,500 migrant boys ages 10 to 17, and observed it was clean and well staffed, with several activities to keep the kids busy during his tour.However, HHSC records filed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services show that at Casa Padre alone, inspectors identified 13 deficiencies over the past year.In one particularly worrisome report, dated October 2017, the facility’s medical coordinator “failed to follow up with treatment” for a resident who tested positive for an STD for a full two weeks.At other Southwest Key residential facilities, which also house children apprehended at the border, reports noted a child with “unsupervised access to a tool/knife,” a child “clearly in pain” not given prompt medical care, and a child administered Tylenol despite an allergy to the medication.HHSC records also documented children wearing “dirty clothing” and gathering in rooms that reached an “unsafe temperature” following an air conditioning outage.Staff members were accused of showing up to work drunk, writing obscene language on a chalkboard, and repeatedly speaking to children in a “belittling” or “harsh” manner.One staffer allegedly engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with a child, one deficiency report said.Southwest Key tells ABC News they undertook an “extensive investigation” for each violation, noting that in some cases, employees were retrained and disciplined, and some were terminated.The company notes that over the past three years, Texas investigators evaluated Southwest Key on 78,570 issues, including many self-reported to regulators by the company, and found deficiencies in just 0.3 percent.“We strive to provide the highest quality of care possible,” the company said in a statement, adding that every shelter employee completes 40 hours of training prior to working with children, and an additional 40 hours of on-the-job training before they supervise kids.A spokesperson for HHSC, which documented the violations, told ABC the agency’s job “is to inspect and look for violations of our state standards… when we find them, we cite them and work with the facility to correct the issues.”“Our focus is to help ensure safety,” he said.The company’s large footprintAustin-based Southwest Key operates at least 16 residential facilities across Texas, with 10 more in Arizona and California. About 10 percent of the children currently in their care were separated from their parents under Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy, according to the company.A spokesperson for Southwest Key told ABC News that they welcomed Wednesday’s order, saying: “We were pleased to learn that the president also signed a bill that will end the separation policy.”Public records indicate the company employs around 4,500 people, and the company says it has served more than 23,000 children over the past two years.So far this year, they’ve been awarded $458.7 million in federal money to care for kids detained at the border, including children separated from their parents and minors attempting to cross the border alone.Just last week, the federal government awarded the company $1,147.8 million, the most money they’ve ever received in one sum, according to HHS records dating back to 2007.Bob Carey, who oversaw Southwest Key’s contracts while serving as director of U.S. Health and Human Services’ office of refugee resettlement during the Obama administration, told ABC News that the company had a sizeable footprint.Southwest Key Programs was “one of if not the largest government contractor for this purpose,” he said. “These are big, big grants, particularly if you’re doing on an emergency basis, extremely complex.”The company’s CEO Juan Sanchez has defended their actions amid the new scrutiny.“We’re not the bad guys. We’re the good guys,” Sanchez told ABC affiliate KVUE last week. “We’re the people that are taking these kids putting them in a shelter, providing the best service that we can for them and reuniting them with their family.”“Somebody’s gotta take care of these children, no matter what,” Sanchez added. “If we don’t take care of them, who’s gonna take care of them? They’re going to wind up in a detention center, a real detention center, and other facilities that are not adequate for children.”On the page dedicated to the company’s mission, it states that the company “is committed to keeping kids out of institutions and home with their families, in their communities.”Sanchez — who, according to the company’s website, was “shaped by his experiences as a migrant worker” — has drawn ire for his high salary. In 2016, his compensation was listed as $770,860, which included $249,065 in bonuses and incentive compensation.“Dr. Sanchez’s salary is well below the average, when measured in terms of a percentage of the organization’s revenue, in comparison to CEOs at non-profits of similar size,” Southwest Key said in a statement to ABC News, adding that his salary accounted for less than 1 percent of the group’s revenue.While that compensation figure may strike some as large for the head of a non-profit, a spokesperson for watchdog group Charity Navigator told ABC News that such a salary “would not be considered atypical” because of the size of the organization.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A series of storms is moving through the Atlantic, marking the first time in almost 50 years there are five tropical cyclones simultaneously.A tropical wave is over the Gulf of Mexico, while Hurricane Sally is getting closer to making landfall in the Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, Hurricane Paulette and Tropical Storms Rene, Teddy and Vicky are out further in the Atlantic Ocean.The Gulf Coast is on alert for Hurricane Sally Monday, which strengthened to a hurricane mid-morning Monday with winds of 85 mph. As of 12 pm ET, the storm is about 135 east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River.A hurricane warning has been issued from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi and Alabama border as well as Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, including metropolitan New Orleans. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a state of emergency, saying “bad weather is nothing to take lightly.”The latest path takes Sally just near the mouth of the Mississippi River sometime Tuesday morning as a Category 1 hurricane but, as of Monday morning, it’s hard to say if it will make landfall there.The storm is expected to slow down and move toward the Mississippi coastline on Tuesday afternoon, and then, possibly, make landfall. This could all change depending on how much it slows down and its turn to the north.Storm surge still remains a big threat even though it will likely be only a Category 1 storm as it makes landfall. Because of its slow motion, more water could pile up in the bays and inlets along the Gulf Coast.Storm surge warning is in effect for Port Fourchon, Louisiana, to the Alabama/Florida border, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas and Lake Borgne, as well as Mobile Bay.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has deployed the Texas A&M Task Force 1 to Louisiana at the request of FEMA in preparation for Sally.Flooding from rainfall is another major threat with Sally because of its slow motion, and some areas could see 15 to 20 inches of rain in the next several days with locally some areas seeing more than 20 inches.Elsewhere, Hurricane Paulette hit Bermuda and is moving away from the island as of mid-morning Monday. Strong winds and torrential rain is still impacting the island.The hurricane is expected to head east and not make further landfall.Elsewhere in the tropics, there is a new tropical storm, Teddy.Teddy is forecast to become a major hurricane by this weekend as it moves in the general direction of Bermuda, but it is too early to say if Bermuda will get hit again.Additionally, Tropical Storm Vicky formed in the eastern Atlantic, becoming the 20th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season. That storm is currently in open ocean and not threatening any major landmass.Vicky is the earliest 20th named storm on record. The previous record for reaching 20 named storms in a hurricane season was in 2005 — on Oct. 5.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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