first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Biden Continues Presidential Primary Lead Share Save Joe Biden President 2020-03-17 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News March 17, 2020 986 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles 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. center_img Previous: Mortgage Servicing in an Election Year Next: What is Causing the Drop of Rent-Burdened Households Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Joe Biden President About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Biden Continues Presidential Primary Lead Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post As of press time, former Vice President Joe Biden has won the majority of delegates in the Tuesday primaries, taking Florida and Illinois. Tuesday’s elections were heavily impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, as Ohio, which was originally scheduled to vote, moved their primary to July 2.Biden and fellow candidate Bernie Sanders met in an audience free-debate on Sunday, when both candidates focused on how the Coronavirus was impacting the national debate, with Sanders calling for national reform to healthcare.Biden’s and Sanders’ remarks are not surprising during a weekend already marked by response from the government and industry toward how mortgages will be impacted by Coronavirus.Bloomberg reports that the Trump administration is considering a plan to allow homeowners whose income was impacted by COVID-19 to delay mortgage payments.The report adds a mechanism for borrowers to catch up has yet to be decided. Also, the government will have to determine how to advance money to servicers so investors in mortgage-backed securities get their guaranteed payments.Biden’s plan for housing includes a $640 billion investment over 10 years, to allow Americans to have access to affordable housing.According to a release, Biden plans to end redlining and other discriminatory and unfair practices in the housing market, provide financial assistance and down-payment assistance, increasing the supply and lowering the cost of housing, and pursuing a “comprehensive approach” to end homelessness.The plan says Americans should have access to housing that takes up no more than 30% of their household income.He added that he would work to protect homeowners and renters from “abusive” lenders and landlords through a new Homeowners and Renter Bill of Rights, modeled after the California Homeowner Bill of Rights.“Biden will enact legislation to end many shortcomings in the mortgage and rental markets,” the release states. “This new Bill of Rights will prevent mortgage brokers from leading borrowers into loans that cost more than appropriate, prevent mortgage servicers from advancing a foreclosure when the homeowner is in the process of receiving a loan modification, give homeowners a private right of action to seek financial redress from mortgage lenders and servicers that violate these protections, and give borrowers the right to a timely notification on the status of their loan modifications and to be able to appeal modification denials.Biden’s plan also calls for a $100 billion affordable housing fund to construct and upgrade affordable housing. Also, $65 billion in new incentives for state housing authorities and the Indian Housing Block Grant program to construct or rehabilitate low-cost, efficient, resilient, and accessible housing in areas where affordable housing is in short supply is included in the plan. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

first_imgMarch 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bey’s double-double leads Colorado past Utah Utah: The Utes finish their regular season at home. They host USC on Thursday. UP NEXT FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tyler Bey tallied his 12th double-double of the season, scoring 17 points and snagging 10 rebounds in Colorado’s 71-63 win against Utah on Saturday. Utah (15-13, 9-7), which shoots a conference-best 39.6 percent from 3-point distance, was held to just five makes on 26 attempts (19 percent). Colorado (17-11, 8-8 Pac-12) took a nine-point halftime lead and stayed in front after intermission thanks to 15 points from Evan Battey and some cold shooting from both sides. Colorado: The Buffaloes remain home for the final two games of Pac-12 regular-season play. The Buffaloes, who are tied with USC in the conference standings, host UCLA on Thursday before entertaining the Trojans on Saturday. Tags: Colorado Buffaloes/Pac 12/Tyler Bey/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Colorado: The win gives the Buffaloes an outside chance to finish in the conference’s top four which would be worthy of a bye in the conference tournament. Colorado can help itself with a victory against UCLA on Thursday. Utah: The Utes dropped into a tie with UCLA for fourth place in the Pac-12. The two will match up next weekend in Salt Lake City. The Utes have lost in their last two trips to Boulder but have still won 10 of their last 12 matchups against Colorado. BIG PICTURE Written by The Utes fell behind 8-0, failing to score until Timmy Allen’s bucket at the 15:05 mark. Allen, who returned after a back injury sidelined him for two games, hit two more shots to spark a 9-0 run that gave the Utes a 9-8 lead when Sedrick Barefield capped the run with a 3-pointer. The Buffaloes took the lead for good on Tyler Bey’s dunk with 9:25 left before halftime. Barefield paced the Utes with 19 points, while Allen scored 11. Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgIn 2013, he pitched the idea of honoring Middletown residents killed in action by rededicating streets in the township with their names. Dubbed the Fallen Veteran Commemorative Street Sign Program, Garretson, with help from his committee and the township, have already dedicated 46 streets.On these 46 streets, unique red, white and blue-colored signs reside underneath the traditional green-and-white street signs. Included on each sign is the soldier’s full name, their theater of war, branch of service, an American flag and a gold star.“To tell you the truth, it was probably the best program I’ve ever worked on in my life,” Garretson said. “I’ve been volunteering for so many years, and it’s the one I’ve been waiting for.”The next phase of street sign dedications will begin in April 2017, and will focus on the recognition of World War I soldiers from Middletown. With the Doughboy monu- ment renovation talks underway, this phase of the sign project could not have come at a better time.Garretson believes it is the communication between his committee and the township government that has made the Veterans Affairs Committee such a strong voice in Middletown.“They understand what we’re doing, they respect what we’re doing, and the bottom line is it’s for the families.” “The reason I wound up on the committee was because I started going to meetings about the Doughboy statue, and I was adamant that that statue stays,” he said. “Whatever it takes to repair it, that’s fine, but we got to partner up to get it done.” MIDDLETOWN – The work of a veteran is never really over.After service in the military to protect the Americans throughout many different conflicts, one group of Middletown veterans now works to uphold the legacy of all their fellow servicemen. Maintenance for the memorial has become a labor of love for the Leonardo-based chapter.“Actually, it’s sort of our job, too,” said former post commander Jim Dreher. “It’s part of our program to help the community – and do what we can for our community – even with things that aren’t veteran-related.”Despite the fact that the monument has stood since the 1930s, some suggested the Doughboy be taken down and replaced.Stark, a second-year commander at Post 338, believed this would have been a travesty. He felt so strongly about it that he joined the Middletown Township Veterans Affairs Committee to voice his support and the Doughboy project. Stark was led there by Garretson, an original member to the committee upon its inception five years ago.Chaired by members from Post 338, American Legion Post 515 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2179, the group meets once a month to tackle veteran-related issues around town.“These guys show up to every (meeting). They always have a full agenda, and they’ve done so many good things for veterans,” said Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger.Although Scharfenberger is the only member on the committee who is not a veteran, his involvement in veteran-related issues as a young man led to his interest in this committee, which he says is the first municipal committee of its kind in New Jersey. “My dad was a World War II veteran so he always instilled in us how big a deal it was to be in the military and make that sacrifice,” he said. Garretson, who serves as vice-chairman of the committee, has been a key figure in one of the committees other important projects: dedicating streets around the township to fallen soldiers. American Legion Post 338, based in the Leonardo section of Middletown, is donating $1,000 to help fund township repairs to the life-size World War I Doughboy monument in the Belford section of town.Built in the 1930s, the Doughboy, along with the park he currently stands in, sits between two residential properties on Church Street. He stands at attention in full uniform with the barrel of a rifle in his right hand and the butt of the rifle on the ground. A bronze plaque mounted on the front of the granite pedestal contains the names of several dozen WWI veterans from Belford, Port Monmouth and New Monmouth.“Doughboy” is an informal term for a member of the U.S. Army or Marine Corps, most closely associated with troops in the First World War.“When I looked at the statue, I thought, ‘That could be my Uncle John there’,” post commander Ron Stark said. “Let’s make this thing stay.”About 10 years ago, Post 338 was instrumental in the first phase of renovations to the site, donating nearly $10,000 to provide a much-needed facelift to the lot. Overgrown shrubs and trees were either taken out or trimmed back, a walkway was installed from the street to the concrete soldier and a new flagpole, fully equipped with a new flag, was put into place. Currently, what worries these veterans is the condition of the statue. The trigger guard on the Doughboy’s rifle is missing, and there are holes between the soldier’s hat and head, meaning some level of degradation has begun.“They are the two things that they (Middletown) will be restoring, because everything else on the Doughboy looks good,” said Tom Garretson, who has been with Post 338 for the past 26 years. “It isn’t cracked; it’s not going to fall over. It looks like it could stand another 90 years.”last_img read more

first_imgMany of the club members tacklet the short course of 500 metre swim, 22 kilometer ride and five km run run.However, some take on the main Olympic Course race of a 1.5 kilometre swim a 39 km cycle and 10 km run while others hook up for the team event.Short course is 500 metre swim, 22 km ride and five km run run.In 2014, Dallas Cain of Rossland was once again back in the winner’s circle ran away with the men’s long course top prize while Sarah MacArthur of Calgary won the women’s race for the second consecutive year with Janis Neufeld of Nakusp second and Nelson’s Jaclyn Dexter third.For complete information go to the Nelson Cyswogn Fun website.Online registration is available on the website. It’s days until the horn blows for the 2015 Nelson Cyswog’n’fun triathlon.Saturday, at the Lakeside Park beach, the 2015 Nelson Cyswog’n’ Fun club takes to the water for a test run of the triathlon distance.The unofficial club have been training for up to two months, swimming, running and riding distances to prepare for the big day of the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 2 at 8 a.m.last_img read more

first_imgNelson U16 Selects got a tune up for this weekend’s Kamloop Slurpee Cup, dropping a 2-0 decision to the U18s in the final of the Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday at Lakeside Park in Nelson.Naomi Perkins scored the second of two goals to power the U18s past their younger cousins.”Not often I will come off a weekend where we lost two games, tied one and had only one win and think we played so well,” said head coach Paul Burkart.”The girls fought and fought all weekend against some very talented older squads and came away with a well-earned silver medal.”The Selects opened the tournament dropping a 4-1 decision to the U18s in the first game of the round robin, preliminary round draw.The U18s got off to an early 1-0 lead, but a free kick later in the half provided the younger girls an opportunity to tie it up – an opportunity that Sofia Arcuri did not waste. Arcuri placed an absolute laser in the top corner of the U18 net past the outstretch hands of U18 keeper. In the second half, the skill and experience of the older girls started to shine through, as they were able to press the younger girls forcing three goals to secure the win. Saturday, the U16s took on the U17 squad from Kootenay South, outlasting the Trail/Castlegar based squad 3-1.Kootenay South opened the scoring before The U16s finally were able to press in the late part of the opening half, and forward Shianne Michaelchuk worked her way down the side and into the 18 yard box before scoring with a beautiful low shot on the short side beat the Kootenay South keeper.The score stayed tied until Jodi Surina crossed from the right side and a streaking Anna Milde struck the ball perfectly to provide the Nelson squad the lead.With time running down, Michaelchuk notched her second of the game launching a ball from outside the 18 yard box into the top corner of the visitor’s net.The U16s then meet the U18 squad from Invermere.  Although Nelson had an edge in scoring chances, a post and some solid goaltending by both keepers lead to a scoreless tie.With the second best record in the division, the U16s played the older team in the division final. The two teams controlled similar amounts of the play with no team dominating in the first half. The U18s opened the scoring, converting the game’s first goal off ensuing scramble in the penalty area. Perkins then dribbled through the backline and placed a beautiful ball in the lower corner of the U16s net for the second goal of the game.“We can be very proud knowing that we kept our very talented and speedy U18 girls team to only two goals in the final,” Burkart explained.”I have an older daughter on that squad and they are undefeated this year in both rep and high school (12-0) beating teams from Kamloops and Kelowna.”In watching those games, I believe we have given them one of the toughest matches they have had this year – for that my players can be very proud.”last_img read more

first_imgThree local teams remain in the hunt for a North Coast Section championship, and all three will play in their respective semifinals tonight.In the Division 3 girls bracket, Eureka will travel to play an in-form and favored Cardinal Newman program, while in Division 4 Arcata will host Piedmont, and in Division 5 St. Bernard’s will host University.All three matchups pit a No. 2 seed against a No. 3, and all three are expected to be competitive encounters.The Loggers, who defeated Alhambra …last_img read more

first_imgTags:#E-Books#web As our reading habits become increasingly digital, many book-lovers are wondering how this will impact libraries’ ability to lend materials, particularly since many of the popular e-readers and e-booksellers have rather restrictive loan policies. And some publishers too have expressed their own concerns about e-book sharing, with one going so far as stating that if libraries start lending e-books, it could serve to “undo the entire market for e-book sales.” These questions and concerns over e-book lending are bringing attention to libraries’ services, a good thing I’d argue, as the role of libraries expands from “repository of printed books” to include other technological services (most importantly, perhaps, community access to Internet). So here’s some good news today for libraries, right on the heels of good news for publishers from holiday sales: digital distributor OverDrive reports today that e-book checkouts at libraries were up 200% in 2010 from the year before. Audiobook loans were also up, by 52%. Proof, perhaps, that you can lend e-books and not “undo the entire market for e-book sales.”The statistics come from the over 13,000 libraries, schools and retailers that use OverDrive’s digital distribution services. And according to these figures, more than one million new users signed on to access e-books and audiobooks via “virtual library branches”. Over 718 million titles were viewed in the company’s Web-based catalog and over 15 million digital titles were checked out.The most popular fiction title: Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The most popular nonfiction title: Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. These were the most popular titles for audiobook downloads as well.OverDrive says that it makes over 400,000 copyrighted e-books, audiobooks, music, and video titles available to libraries, which patrons are able to download to their phone, PC, or e-readers. OverDrive is one of several options that libraries can pursue in order to make digital content available to their patrons. In November, we reviewed the Bluefire Reader app that uses Adobe Digital Editions in order to facilitate library checkout of e-books. Related Posts audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgArt Briles is no longer the head coach at Baylor, and if the latest report by Joe Schad is true, it looks like some of his assistants may be out soon too. Schad, formerly of ESPN, posted a long note to Facebook Tuesday afternoon, reporting that a former Baylor student named Dolores Lozano claims she was assaulted by former football player Devin Chafin and that both Briles and assistant Jeff Lebby knew about it. She even alleges that she and Lebby exchanged texts about the situation. She says that she brought allegations to the Waco Police, but Chafin was allowed to continue playing. She says the school never had a formal hearing either.Schad also reports details of the alleged assault and includes photos of the injuries Lozano reportedly suffered from the incident. dolores lozano facebookHere is a photo provided to me by former Baylor student Dolores Lozano— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 7, 2016Jeff Lebby, currently the Baylor passing game/RBs coach, did not have immediate comment about Lozano’s claims— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 7, 2016The fallout at Baylor does not appear to be over just yet. Obviously, this is awful. Expect more repercussions here.last_img read more

first_imgLONDON — The Bank of England warned Thursday that uncertainties related to Brexit have “intensified considerably” since early November and are increasingly weighing on the U.K. economy.While unanimously deciding to keep the bank’s main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent, as expected, the nine-member rate-setting panel noted a series of negative economic developments amid the Brexit impasse.Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29 but Prime Minister Theresa May has been unable to get lawmakers to agree her Brexit deal and is delaying a vote on it until mid-January.At the moment, it looks like her deal, which foresees close ties between Britain and the EU on the trade in goods, will struggle to get through parliament. What would happen then is extremely unclear and the great economic concern is that Britain could crash out of the EU without a deal and without a transition period that will smooth the process to new trading arrangements.As well a sharp fall in those U.K. stocks that primarily operate in the country and a further decline in the value of the pound, Bank of England policymakers said business investment was likely to remain weak and the housing market subdued.“The further intensification of Brexit uncertainties, coupled with the slowing global economy, has also weighed on the near-term outlook for U.K. growth,” the rate-setters said, according to minutes of their meeting on Wednesday.Bank staff said the U.K. economy may only grow by 0.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of the year from the previous three-month period, 0.1 percentage point lower than thought last month.“The broader economic outlook will continue to depend significantly on the nature of EU withdrawal, in particular: the form of new trading arrangements between the European Union and the United Kingdom; whether the transition to them is abrupt or smooth; and how households, businesses and financial markets respond.”The British economy has slowed down since the country voted in June 2016 to leave the European Union and many forecasters are warning of a potential recession if no Brexit deal is agreed by the time Britain is due to leave the bloc.Last month, the Bank of England itself said that in a worst-case scenario, the British economy could shrink by a massive 8 per cent within a few months and unemployment and inflation would spike.In that “disorderly and disruptive” scenario, four decades of economic alignment would be reversed, with tariffs placed on exports and border checks reinstalled, and restrictions could hit travellers and workers. Shortages of medicines and food could also materialize.For many British businesses, the current stalemate in Parliament is worrying, especially those dependent on trading in the EU and that helps explain why business investment has been so weak of late.Both Britain and the EU have this week ramped up their preparations for a potential no-deal outcome.Pan Pylas, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission has directed disciplinary action against the presiding officer of a polling station in the Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency who forgot to delete test votes, necessitating the need for a repoll, officials said Sunday. The polling station 32 in the constituency saw a repoll on Sunday and recorded a voter turnout of 42.14 per cent. According to an official, the EC directed disciplinary action against the presiding officer after a report was sent about the error to it by the Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi. Tanvi Garg, district election officer of the Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency, said a show cause notice has been to the polling party seeking a reply in the matter.last_img read more