Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 11, 2019 2,115 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 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. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 1,746 foreclosure prevention actions in April 2019, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Foreclosure Prevention, Refinance, and Federal Property Manager’s Report. The report states that the GSEs have completed 4,334,550 since the start of conservatorship in September 2008.Additionally, there were 7,657 permanent loan modifications in April, bringing the total to 2,343,704 since the conservatorships began in September 2008. The serious delinquency rate decreased slightly from 0.71% at the end of March to 0.69% at the end of April, and foreclosure starts decreased from 11,238 in March to 10,320 in April. Third-party and foreclosure sales decreased from 3,527 in March to 3,398 in April. The FHFA’s report also notes that there were 530 short sales and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure completed in April, up 5% compared with March.In the first quarter of 2019, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 38,968 foreclosure prevention actions, bringing the total number of foreclosure prevention actions to 4,322,804 since September 2008. Of the over four million foreclosure prevention actions taken by the GSEs, the FHFA notes that actions, 3,629,411 have helped troubled homeowners stay in their homes, including 2,336,047 permanent loan modifications. Additionally, around 38% of loan modifications completed in Q1 reduced borrowers’ monthly payments by more than 20%.HFA’s report also includes total numbers of home forfeiture actions. According to the report, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 1,542 short sales and deeds in lieu in the first quarter, bringing the total to 693,393 since conservatorship began.“The number of completed short sales and deeds in lieu decreased 13% in the first quarter compared with the fourth quarter of 2018,” the FHFA states. “These foreclosure alternatives help to reduce the severity of losses resulting from a borrower’s default and minimize the impact of foreclosures on borrowers, communities, and neighborhoods.” How Fannie and Freddie are Preventing Foreclosure Home / Daily Dose / How Fannie and Freddie are Preventing Foreclosure Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Technology Company Announces Executive Changes Next: Protecting Businesses and Consumers from Fraud Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Fannie Mae FHFA Foreclosure Freddie Mac 2019-07-11 Seth Welborn Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Foreclosure Freddie Mac Subscribe
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News UpdatesUttarakhand HC Issues Notice On PIL Seeking Action Against State Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj For Violating Home Quarantine Order [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Jun 2020 11:54 PMShare This – xThe Uttarakhand High Court on Friday issued notices to the State Government and the Union of India on a PIL seeking action against State Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, for disobeying the order for Home Quarantine affixed outside his house in Dehradun. “As to why different standards are adopted for home quarantine violations; and when action is initiated against the common-man, why…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 Uttarakhand High Court on Friday issued notices to the State Government and the Union of India on a PIL seeking action against State Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, for disobeying the order for Home Quarantine affixed outside his house in Dehradun. “As to why different standards are adopted for home quarantine violations; and when action is initiated against the common-man, why no action is taken against those holding constitutional offices indulging in such violations, needs to be ascertained,” the bench comprising of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Ramesh Chandra Khulbe remarked. On May 20, the District Magistrate and the Chief Medical Officer, Dehradun had affixed a notice outside the Tousim Minister’s house, recommending 14 days home-quarantine, as his wife had tested Corona positive. The PIL alleges that in complete disregard of the same, the Minister participated in the Cabinet Meetings held on May 21 and May 29, in the presence of Chief Minister, other Cabinet Ministers and several Secretaries of various Departments, without informing them that his wife had tested Covid positive. The Petitioner contended that while FIRs had been registered under Sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 307 IPC (attempt to murder) against common citizens for similar violation, no action had been taken to lodge a similar FIR against the Minister. The court said that it sees no reason to express any opinion regarding the application of Section 307 IPC, however, it was satisfied prima facie Section 188 IPC may be attracted if the allegations are found to be true. “If, as is contended on behalf of the petitioner, the fourth respondent was residing in the very same house during the period when he participated in the Cabinet Meetings, he may then, prima facie, be liable to be proceeded against for the offence under Section 188 IPC as his failure to maintain home-quarantine, and his act of participating in Cabinet Meetings, has resulted in the risk of his infecting others,” the bench observed. The matter is likely to be listed within three weeks, for further consideration. During hearing, the Chief Standing Counsel on behalf of the State of Uttarakhand emphasized on the possibility that the Minister did not reside in the house whereby the notice was affixed. This fact however, the Court said, could only be ascertained on the Minister (4th Respondent) being put to notice, and his filing a counter affidavit presenting his version of the incidents. “As the Cabinet Meetings were, admittedly, held in Dehradun it is evident that the fourth respondent was also present in Dehradun,” the court observed. Case Details: Case Title: Umesh Kumar v. State of Uttarakhand & Ors. Case No.: WP PIL No. 78/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Ramesh Chandra Khulbe Appearance: Advocate Gopal K. Verma (for Petitioner); Chief Standing Counsel Paresh Tripathi assisted by Additional Chief Standing Counsel CS Rawat, Standing Counsel Anil K. Bisht and Advocates Suyash Pant and SS Chaudhary (for State of Uttarakhand); Standing Counsel VK Kapruwan (for Union of India) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Story
Marine Animal Rescue/Facebook(MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.) — An animal rescue group is outraged after its president said he recovered a dolphin shot to death at a beach in Southern California.Peter Wallerstein, president of Marine Animal Rescue based out of El Segundo, California, told ABC News he spotted the freshly-killed dolphin in the surf on Manhattan Beach on Nov. 8.Wallerstein said he pulled the animal — known as a common dolphin — out of the water. When he saw the hole in its side, he brought the animal to an animal rehab center where the bullet was removed.Usually officials with the Los Angeles Natural History Museum will pick up a dead animal for a necropsy, according to Wallerstein. But since this seemed to be case in which the dolphin was purposefully killed, he wanted it to be analyzed immediately.Wallerstein called the incident “barbaric” and a “senseless act of aggression.” He noted that he’s seen sea lions who have been shot over the years, but this is the first dolphin killing he has come across.It’s possible other dolphins in the area have been shot, but if they float further out to sea instead of towards shore, they wouldn’t be noticed.“We don’t know if it’s the only one,” said Wallerstein. “There could be others being shot out there, too.”Marine Animal Rescue, which saves hundreds of marine animals every year in Los Angeles County, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the dolphin’s shooter.“We’re gonna pursue it until we get the killer,” Wallerstein said.Killing a wild dolphin — as well as harassing, hurting or feeding one — is illegal under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, according to NOAA Fisheries. The offender could face up to one year in jail and up to a $100,000 fine.Earlier this year, a dolphin was shot and killed off the coast of Mississippi. The NOAA wrote on its website that “the number of violent incidents towards dolphins in the Northern Gulf have increased in recent years.”An NOAA spokesperson told ABC News the agency was aware of the reports that a dolphin had been shot in Manhattan Beach, but they would not comment on any potential or ongoing investigation. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Dress code cases a ‘waste of time’On 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Employers who have gone to court over their refusal to allow women to weartrousers have been criticised for wasting company time and resources. Cases such as the one lost by the Professional Golfers’ Association lastmonth have been slated as unfit for the 21st century by employers and unionsalike who contributed to this month’s “Barometer”. Nigel Connolly, HR manager of EasyJet said: “If you have got nothingbetter to do than worry about whether employees wear trousers or shirts, thenyou’re not spending enough time on your business.” Bruce Warman, director of personnel for Vauxhall Motors, said: “I don’tthink this is something HR directors should be wasting their time with. Theonly issue is that staff should look reasonably smart and clothes shouldn’t beunsafe. ” Dawn Butler, London regional organiser for the GMB, said: “It’s a wasteof time, energy and resources… Individuals should be judged on the job theydo – not what they’re wearing.” The PGA lost its battle against former training manager Judy Owen whoclaimed line manager Gerry Paton had humiliated her by asking her to go homeand change into a skirt. The PGA denied its code was discriminatory and said Owen had”provoked” Paton by failing to heed earlier requests, although itconfirmed it did not have a written policy. The case follows a similar fight by employees of rail operator Eurostar,which backed down on its skirts-only policy after a poll revealed customers hadno problem with women wearing trousers. Clare Hockney, the Equal Opportunities Commission solicitor who representedOwen, said: “It has now been deemed unlawful sex discrimination to refuseto allow women to wear a smart trouser suit… This issue had not been directlytested since 1977 and standards of what is conventional dress for men and womenhave moved on.” Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.
Home » News » Agencies & People » Foxtons confirms acquisition talks with rival Douglas & Gordon previous nextAgencies & PeopleFoxtons confirms acquisition talks with rival Douglas & GordonAfter a week of rumours and speculation, Foxtons says it is considering buying its rival as part of the agency’s ongoing lettings expansion.Nigel Lewis22nd February 202102,048 Views Foxtons has confirmed that it is talks with Douglas & Gordon to purchase its rival.Rumours have been swirling within the industry for the past week that a deal is on the table but until now representatives from both Foxtons and Douglas & Gordon told The Negotiator they were unable to comment.“These discussions reflect the company’s stated ambition to acquire high quality businesses with strong lettings books,” a statement released by Foxtons this afternoon says.“Any potential acquisition would be funded by the company’s existing cash resources.“There can be no certainty that an acquisition of Douglas & Gordon will be completed.”Such a deal is part of pattern – Foxtons has belatedly awoken to the potential of growing its lettings business via acquisitions rather than cold-start branches.Industry commentators say the company got bad badly burned at many of its sub-urban London cold-start locations and, after closing down five three years ago in Barnes, Beckenham, Enfield, Loughton and Ruislip, has instead turned to buying market share in central London’s prime property rental market.A Douglas & Gordon acquisition would fit this strategy and Foxtons, which still has much of its £22 million Covid fighting fund intact, is in a good position to purchase the company without getting into debt.douglas and gordon Foxtons February 22, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Shooting leaves one dead, one injured on Forest AvenueHudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said that on Aug. 13 at approximately 1:25 p.m., Jersey City police officers responded to a report of possible gunshots fired in the area of Forrest Street in Jersey City. Upon arrival, officers found a victim on Forrest Street with apparent multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, Jaharee Broadway, 19, of Jersey City, was immediately transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 2:15 p.m. The cause and manner of Broadway’s death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.A second victim, 22 years old and not identified except as a resident of Jersey City, was also located and found to be suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was also transported by EMS to JCMC where he began to receive treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries.No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from Jersey City police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor at (201) 915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the prosecutor’s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential. CITY HALL AS AN ART GALLERY – City Hall has regular displays of art on its second floor. Pictured here is an oil painting called “Gregg” by Brian Tipper. ×CITY HALL AS AN ART GALLERY – City Hall has regular displays of art on its second floor. Pictured here is an oil painting called “Gregg” by Brian Tipper. Jersey City summer internship had 82 participantsThis summer 82 kids completed the competitive Jersey City Summer Internship Program and earned valuable experience working for established companies and non-for profits.The Jersey City Summer Internship is part of the larger summer works program that has placed more than 3,000 youth in jobs, internships and enrichment courses.The 2017 Jersey City Summer Internship (JCSI) program, an initiative of the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation and the mayor’s office is in its fourth year. The program selected more than 80 public high school students to participate in competitive, six-week paid internships during the summer and they receive ongoing training and mentoring support. The internships are provided by top companies and leading nonprofits in Jersey City, Manhattan, West New York, Iselin and Roseland. Students received weekly instruction in essential workforce skills including team work, public speaking, research, and soft skills such as networking and interviewing. Jersey City Fashion Week set to startJersey City’s Fashion Week 2017 will kick off with “Freedom & Fashion: Be Bold, Be Bright, Be Beautiful”, the theme for this season’s fashion week, which will take place Thursday Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Maritime Parc in Jersey City. The event is sponsored in part by The Hudson Reporter.JCFW is currently casting for designers, models, makeup artists, children designers, hair stylists, vendors and photographers to participate in one of the largest, most celebrated fashion extravaganzas in the tri-state area. The event is a chance to network with some of the region’s top industry professionals, designers and boutiques and meet successful entrepreneurs, celebrities, and entertainers.For more information about participating in 2017’s Jersey City Fashion Week visit JerseyCityFashionWeek.com or contact Desha Jackson, Esq. at [email protected] festival at Hamilton ParkThe 4th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival will be held in Hamilton Park on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by JC Families in an effort to celebrate Jersey City, which has one of the most diverse populations in the United States.Organizers point out that students speaking as many as 75 different languages attend Jersey City schools.The festival is a day of celebration and there will be an array of fun and cultural-related activities for the whole family, arts & crafts, musical acts, dancers, an art show, and food representing the diversity of the city.For more information contact JC Families at [email protected]
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has met to discuss the results of a recent consultation on the contaminant acrylamide.The consultation aimed to gain a wide range of scientific views on the substance, which can form in baked goods as a result of high temperature baking.It plans to finalise its opinion on the substance in 2015, and says it will discuss further measures at EU level to reduce acrylamide levels in food as low as reasonably achievable.The follow-up meeting was made up of members of national food safety agencies, academia, scientific advisory bodies and other members of the food industry.Dr Diane Benford, chair of EFSA’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM), said: “[The] meeting has been useful for us to listen, discuss, explain and better understand the public consultation results. This will certainly help us to refine our risk assessment and provide clear scientific advice for risk managers to use in developing regulatory or other measures.”“We may look to better explain our assessment of the possible health effects, especially in relation to studies involving humans. Further clarification of our dietary exposure estimation and the breakdown and reporting of food categories could also be helpful.”The EFSA provisionally concluded that: “Acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An arcane New York State law restricting behavior analysts from helping anyone besides individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder shortchanges the otherwise afflicted and will cause a shortage of professionals, experts warn.Licensed Behavior Analysts and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are trained to reduce harmful behavior and teach new skills to people diagnosed with anything from Down syndrome to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. But many people are unaware that behaviorists could help them. Now advocates in the field are lobbying state lawmakers to repeal the inadvertent restriction.“It really doesn’t take into account the whole range of populations that BCBAs can and do help,” says Dana Reinecke, a Long Beach resident who’s president of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis.New York is one of 29 states in the country that requires BCBAs to be licensed in addition to requiring them to pass the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board exams. But the Empire State stands alone in limiting BCBAs to helping only those with autism.The problem arose when the state passed a 2012 law requiring insurers to pay for treatment of services for people with autism. Lawmakers soon after passed an amendment that created the license for BCBAs and ensured behavioral analysis is covered by insurance for the autistic. It wasn’t until later that experts realized that the law effectively limited BCBAs from helping anyone else in New York.“It should not have been entangled with [the insurance law] the way it was,” Reinecke says. “Even licensed BCBAs don’t realize the restrictions.”There is a proposal pending in the state Legislature to repeal the one sentence in the law responsible for the problem, but advocates are now in their second year of lobbying Albany lawmakers to make the change.“It’s like saying a chiropractor can only treat an ankle injury,” says state Assemb. Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont). “I don’t think it’s really fair.”She says she decided to cosponsor the bill to repeal the restriction after hearing from constituents, including those who work with people who have eating disorders and Alzheimer’s disease, who expressed concern that the law bars them from getting the behavioral help.Reinecke adds that if the law isn’t changed, she expects BCBAs to move out of state and fewer college students to pursue the field.“We’re going to wind up having a shortage of truly licensed BCBAs in New York,” she says. “This law is going to create a shortage.”Her husband, Dr. Bobby Newman, who’s a BCBA, agrees.“It’s a very peculiar set of circumstances to only have a science, which has been validated as effective in … populations and yet the law says the professionals who are trained in that discipline can’t work with those populations,” says the author and psychologist.“This is doing a disservice to the field and also preventing people from receiving services,” Newman adds. “If I was the parent of a child with … any one of the million disorders that could benefit from services I would be quite angry that my child wasn’t being allowed, simply because of this law.”
continue reading » The St. Petersburg, Fla.-based CUSO PSCU will invest $100 million over the next three years in technology and digital experiences, according to an announcement.The investments will help fuel what PSCU called an end-to-end payments platform in an integrated environment.“The focus will be on accelerating the development of technology, solutions and operational initiatives, including modernizing existing infrastructure, leveraging cloud technology, and driving efficiencies through robotics and artificial intelligence,” it said in an announcement.Additionally, PSCU will invest more in Lumin Digital, which is the CUSO’s cloud-based digital banking platform. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Photographer Platon has captured images of a wide variety of people, from the homeless to a who’s who of cultural icons. During his ED (Filene) Talk Sunday at CUNA GAC, Platon shared his stories of being in the same room as some of the most recognizable people who have ever lived—the good and the bad. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “I’ve seen power up close and personal, but I haven’t seen the magic ingredient to being a good person or a good leader in most of these people,” he said. “I think the answer is in a little word called ‘service.’ I think that a great member of society has to think of themselves as a servant of people in order to make things better.” Platon recalled sharing a love of the Beatles with Russian President Vladimir Putin (favorite Beatle: Paul; favorite song: “Yesterday”) and an admiration for Winston Churchill with President George H.W. Bush. He’s listened to George Clooney decry society’s echo chambers, was moved by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s thoughts on feminism, and captured the “power and discipline” in Apple CEO Tim Cook’s eyes. continue reading » CUNA photo