Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Image credit: Machine Project at the Gamble House, a PAC commissioned project for the 2014 AxS Festival.Joining the Board of Trustees are Richard Haluschak, Dana Sadava, Denise Therieau, Joyce Wedseltoft, and Susan Woolley. “PAC has an ambitious agenda for 2017 and we are thrilled to welcome 5 new Trustees to the Board,” states Board President Nancy Hytone Leb. “We’re honored to have such a talented, diverse group of individuals and quite confident that our growing Board can provide the necessary leadership and support to assist PAC in achieving its goals for 2017 and beyond.”Richard Haluschak is the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for ArtCenter College of Design, where he has been instrumental in establishing and implementing institutional strategic and financial planning, and works closely with the College’s educational leadership to develop strategic plans for educational initiatives. Mr. Haluschak has been involved with all ArtCenter capital projects, including the development of the South Campus and plans for student housing. Mr. Haluschak serves on several other governing boards including Pasadena Federal Credit Union and SOPHIE Trust.Southern California native Dana Sadava is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Pasadena Opera. Ms. Sadava made her conducting debut at Opera San Jose with Lucia di Lammermoor and Barber of Seville. She recently conducted the world premiere of Steve Lewis’ Noon at Dusk at the University of California, San Diego and served on the faculty of the Napa Music Festival. She has been a conductor and vocal coach at Wexford Festival Opera, Banff Opera as Theatre, Pensacola Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Comic Opera Guild, and the Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Institute. Her work has been profiled on NPR (“State of the Arts”), Pasadena Magazine, Pasadena Star News, San Jose Mercury News, and others.Denise Therieau is a partner with the real estate firm, Deasy/Penner & Partners, a local firm that focuses on selling architectural, historic and luxury properties. She has been selling real estate in the Pasadena area for the last 12 years. Prior to this, she worked as a fundraiser at the San Diego Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and in the School of Architecture at USC. Denise lives in San Gabriel with her two young children.Joyce Wedesltoft brings her 40+ year career in Information Technology project management, business systems strategies, solutions and implementations to the organization. Joyce has held leadership positions in various non-profits including President of her homeowners’ association board, President of the Instrumental Music Club at Pasadena High school, Trustee for the Pasadena Day Nursery, and various committee work at her church. She has been a proud advocate for public education in Pasadena.Susan Woolley has practiced law for almost thirty years. Susan has served as an expert and consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and Fortune 500 Companies. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed her to the County Equity Oversight Panel which reviews and evaluates workplace investigations conducted countywide. Susan graduated from the Stanford Law School and clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Susan is an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, where she teaches Fact Investigation. 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The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily CFPB Ocwen 2017-04-20 Seth Welborn Ocwen Responds to Suit from CFPB, 21 States April 20, 2017 5,529 Views Tagged with: CFPB Ocwen Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ocwen Responds to Suit from CFPB, 21 States The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save According to a complaint made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and 21 states, Ocwen Financial Corporation “engaged in significant and systemic misconduct at nearly every stage of the mortgage servicing process.” The lawsuit claims that Ocwen serviced loans using error-filled data, illegally foreclosed on at least 1,000 homeowners, failed to credit borrower payments, mismanaged escrow accounts, failed to cancel borrowers’ private mortgage insurance in a timely manner, deceptively signed up and charged borrowers for add-ons, failed to adequately investigate borrower complaints, failed to provide accurate information to new servicers when rights were sold, and failed to assist heirs with foreclosure prevention. Additionally, the complaint alleged that Ocwen did not properly remediate borrowers for harm caused. “Ocwen has repeatedly made mistakes and taken shortcuts at every stage of the mortgage servicing process, costing some consumers money and others their homes,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said. “Borrowers have no say over who services their mortgage, so the Bureau will remain vigilant to ensure they get fair treatment.”Ocwen responded to the suit, calling the CFPB’s actions “politically motivated and a reaction to the change of administration and recent scrutiny of the CFPB’s activities.” Additionally, Ocwen released the following statement: “The substantive allegations in today’s suit are inaccurate and unfounded. Indeed, the Company is unaware of the CFPB conducting any detailed review of Ocwen’s loan servicing files. The CFPB suit is primarily based on the CFPB’s flawed review of data and its self-serving conclusion about isolated instances where Ocwen self-identified ways we can do better.” In a separate statement, Ocwen noted that it “will not sign unfair and unjust consent orders that make impractical demands that no other market participant could rationally accept, and which would harm consumers.””Under these circumstances, Ocwen has a responsibility to its customers, shareholders, and employees to vigorously defend the Company against unfounded claims while continuing to work with State Regulators to resolve any valid concerns,” said the statement.In a separate suit, the state of Florida alleged Ocwen committed errors that caused “significant harm to borrowers.” Twenty other states also followed suit in taking legal action against the lender.In response to these filings, an Ocwen spokesperson said “We have just received various orders from state mortgage regulators, and are in the process of reviewing them in detail. We will respond promptly to all of the matters raised after a full review.”Ocwen is one of the country’s largest non-bank mortgage lenders, with a portfolio of nearly 1.4 million loans and a balance of $209 billion. Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Aly J. Yale Previous: Greenspan: Dodd-Frank Stifling Stock Market Next: Paper Proposes Plan for GSE Reform Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago
Subscribe Print This Post BCFP CFPB Kathy Kraninger Mick Mulvaney nomination President White House 2018-06-16 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago June 16, 2018 1,937 Views Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Radhika Ojha Previous: Redirecting Default Risk Away From Taxpayers Next: Today’s Top Challenges for Financial Services Law Firms The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Will Kraninger Succeed Mick Mulvaney as CFPB Chief? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: BCFP CFPB Kathy Kraninger Mick Mulvaney nomination President White House Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Will Kraninger Succeed Mick Mulvaney as CFPB Chief? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Trump administration announced on Saturday that it intended to nominate Kathy Kraninger an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to head the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.She will succeed Acting Director Mick Mulvaney at the bureau. “The President intends to nominate Kathy Kraninger to be the next Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection,” Lindsay Waters, the White House deputy press secretary said in a statement.It is widely expected that Kraninger will face a tough confirmation vote in the Senate after Mulvaney introduced a slew of changes that have been opposed by consumer advocates and Democrats alike.According to the statement, Kraninger will bring a “fresh perspective and much-needed management experience” to the Bureau, “which has been plagued by excessive spending, dysfunctional operations, and politicized agendas. As a staunch supporter of free enterprise, she will continue the reforms of the Bureau initiated by Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, and ensure that consumers and markets are not harmed by fraudulent actors.”The nomination comes at a time when Mulvaney’s term as acting director is set to expire on June 22. Mulvaney, who works above Kraninger as Budget Chief at the OMB is likely to be the bureau’s leader until she’s confirmed according to the Wall Street Journal.Mulvaney’s entry into the Bureau in November 2017 was a controversial one and has been in the news in the recent month as much for the changes he’s brought to the CFPB as the controversies around them. From requesting $0 for the Bureau’s budget in Q2, and recommending four key changes to make the Bureau “more transparent and accountable,” to the more recent change of name from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, the Acting Director is expected to leave his mark before he hands over the reins to his successor.
News UpdatesAllahabad High Court Issues Notice To Election Commission In Plea Challenging Use Of Election Symbols Post Elections LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 Dec 2020 9:36 PMShare This – xLast year, Lucknow Bench of the HC had sought responses from all National Parties to a similar petition.The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday issued notice on a PIL raising issues relating the ‘misuse’ of ‘reserved election symbols’ allotted by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to the contesting candidates. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Piyush Agrawal has granted time to the counsel appearing on behalf of ECI to examine the entire issue…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 Allahabad High Court on Wednesday issued notice on a PIL raising issues relating the ‘misuse’ of ‘reserved election symbols’ allotted by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to the contesting candidates. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Piyush Agrawal has granted time to the counsel appearing on behalf of ECI to examine the entire issue involved and file a counter to the same. A reserved election symbol is a symbol that is reserved for a recognized political party for “exclusive allotment to contesting candidates”, under para 5 of the Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968. The Petitioner had objected to use of such election symbols by the political parties, even after elections. He had submitted that election symbol is required to be allotted to a contesting candidate to be used only and only for the election purpose and not otherwise. The submission of the Petitioner was that if political parties are permitted to use election symbols perpetually, for purposes other than elections, then that would be highly unjust and discriminatory, as the candidates, who are not affiliated with recognized parties, would not be having to propagate their election symbols perpetually. “Under the Representation of People Act as well as under the Order of 1968, the concept of election symbols is applicable only for the purpose of elections and such symbols cannot be used as a logo of any political party. The life of election symbols, even reserved symbol with a contesting candidate – may that be of a recognized political party, is only for a specific election and the same symbol can be allotted to a contesting candidate of other recognized political party or to a contesting candidate (independent) in other elections,” the Petitioner’s counsel argued. He submitted that under Order 16-A of the Order of 1968, the ECI is empowered to suspend or withdraw recognition of a recognized political party for its failure to observe the Model Code of Conduct or further to direct to follow lawful directions and instructions of the Commission. In this backdrop, it was urged that necessary directions be issued to the Commission for freezing the reserved election symbol and further, to the recognized political parties for not misusing the symbols reserved. It was asserted that in most of the democratic countries, the concept of election symbols has already been withdrawn on attaining higher levels of literacy, but in the Indian democratic set up, there is no intention of Government to withdraw the election symbols and to go for elections by showing names of the candidates in the applicable script. Taking note of these submissions, the Court fixed the case for hearing on January 12, 2021. Liberty was granted to implead nationalized political parties that may be concerned with the case. Related News: Last year, the Lucknow Bench of the High Court had sought responses from all national parties to a petition challenging the use of “reserved election symbols” by political parties as their party logos. Allahabad HC Asks National Political Parties To File Reply In Plea Challenging Use Of Election Symbols Post Elections In that case, it was argued that as per Rule 5 of Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, allotment of symbol to “contesting candidates” is only for participation in elections; such a symbol canot be permanently used by political parties as their party logo. Case Title: Kali Shankar v. Election Commission of India & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Story
AudioHomepage BannerNews New IRA believed to be behind attempted bomb attack in Strabane Facebook Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 The PSNI say they believe the New IRA to be behind an attempted bomb attack in Strabane on Saturday.Homes in the Church View and wider Curly Hill area of the town were evacuated for most of Saturday after a viable device was discovered outside a home close to the local police station.Speaking today, Superintendent Gordon McCalmont says following Saturday’s incident, a public safety operation is being carried out in the Creggan area of Derry today involving 80 officers and explosive detection dogs.Superintendent McCalmont says their investigations suggest the group are hiding bomb making materials in the area:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/psniinspec.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 9, 2019 Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Previous articleDonegal Senior Championship RecapNext articleBuncrana Sewerage Scheme Network Project set to begin next year News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
iStock/koto_fejaBy: JON HAWORTH, MEREDITH DELISO and MARC NATHANSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 530,000 people worldwide.More than 11.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. The United States is the worst-affected country in the world, with more than 2.8 million diagnosed cases and at least 129,676 deaths. Here’s how the news developed Sunday. All times Eastern:9:46 p.m.: LA reports 7,232 new cases over holiday weekendThe Los Angeles County Public Health department reported 7,232 new COVID-19 cases for the period of Thursday-Saturday over the July Fourth weekend.Friday marked the county’s largest number of new cases in a single day at 3,187, officials said.As of Saturday there were 1,921 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in LA County, 28% of whom were in the ICU and 18% of whom were on ventilators.Officials reported 30 new deaths but said that figure was pending verification and was likely an undercount.6:55 p.m.: Mississippi health dept. says uptick not tied to protestsThe Mississippi State Department of Health told ABC News that it has no evidence to support Gov. Tate Reeves’ claim that the state’s uptick in COVID-19 cases is related to last month’s protests.Reeves said on Twitter Sunday that the uptick “began within days of massive protests all over.”When contacted for information to confirm the governor’s claim, health department spokesperson Liz Sharlot told ABC News, “We do not have any evidence that an increase in cases is due to the protests that occurred a few weeks ago.”Other states have also reported that they haven’t seen a rise in COVID-19 cases tied to protests, including Minnesota.Mississippi has 30,671 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of July 3, according to the state health department. The state set a record for daily new cases on June 25, with 1,092.4:35 p.m.: At least 121 students now positive in UW frat outbreakMore students have been identified in a COVID-19 outbreak tied to the University of Washington’s Greek houses.At least 121 UW students, including 112 fraternity house residents, have tested positive for the coronavirus, the university announced Sunday. The other nine students were close contacts of the residents but do not live in the houses, the Seattle school said.The Interfraternity Council, a student-led governing board for UW fraternities, has separately reported that as of July 3 at least 117 residents living in 15 fraternity houses have self-reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. The university said it is continuing to conduct its own testing and verification of coronavirus cases, which may account for the discrepancy.A testing site set up near UW’s Greek Row in the past week has conducted nearly 1,300 tests as of this weekend, the university said. Greek house residents and others in the community have also been tested at Seattle drive-up sites, Hall Health and UWMC-Northwest, it added.The university first reported the outbreak on June 30, when at least 38 students living in 10 fraternity houses tested positive.About 1,000 students are currently living in 25 fraternity houses north of the UW campus. The residents of the houses are being asked to quarantine or self-isolate.12:36 p.m.: Florida tops 200,000 total casesThe Florida Department of Health released its morning summary which reports 200,111 total cases — an increase of 10,059.The department reported this is a positivity rate of 15%, up from 14% on Saturday.The total number of tests conducted was 66,839.Miami-Dade reported 2,258 new cases and a positivity rate of 20.3%.Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) reported 1,670 new cases and a positivity rate of 16.5%. This is the highest one-day total of new cases.Duval County (Jacksonville) reported 531 new cases and a positivity rate of 16.9%, up from 14.5% on Saturday.Lee County (Fort Myers) reported 278 new cases and a positivity rate of 14.8%.Hillsborough County (Tampa) reported 630 new cases and a positivity rate of 16.2%.Orange County (Orlando) reported 760 cases and a positivity rate of 14.2%, a daily high.Osceola County (Kissimmee and Celebration) reported 188 new cases and a positivity rate of 16.4%, down from 19.5% on Saturday.2:08 a.m.: Fort Worth bar faces 30-day shutdown after July 4th protest partyThe Rail Club Live in Fort Worth, Texas, now faces a 30-day shutdown after hosting a “Tea Party Protest” on Saturday evening which defied state orders designed to counteract the state’s soaring COVID-19 numbers, according to ABC News’ Dallas affiliate WFAA-TV.Owner Chris Polone made good on a promise made earlier in the week to host a protest party Saturday night at the venue.Masks were required at the door and guests were advised to maintain social distancing and wash their hands regularly. Hand sanitizer was also made available by the staff.The opening of the bar was a direct violation of executive order Governor Greg Abbott signed over a week ago which temporarily closed businesses that earn 51% of their sales from alcohol.Abbott said in an interview with WFAA-TV on June 26, that delaying the opening of bars is the one thing he would have done differently in his reopening plan.“Bars are one of those types of settings that are not made for a pandemic. Bars invites people to gather together, to drink and to have conversations and things like that. And that is the opposite of the type of practices that are needed to slow the spread of the coronavirus,” he said.Owner Chris Polone streamed the beginning of the event on Facebook live but just minutes after his protest began Saturday, enforcement officers arrived, informing Polone he could stay open, but would lose his license for 30 days. He chose to remain open.A post on the venue’s Facebook page argued the shutdown was unconstitutional because the venue didn’t charge admission or “sell” alcohol Saturday.The post said the state shut down a peaceful protest on Saturday, not a business.The protest, however, did not appear to be shut down, as it was allowed to continue after a visit from authorities.12:55 a.m.: Trump claims there will be a coronavirus vaccine ‘long before the end of the year’President Donald Trump made remarks on Saturday evening at the second annual Salute to America July 4th event held in Washington, D.C. and claimed that a therapeutic and/or vaccine will be around “long before the end of the year.”“I want to send our thanks to the scientists and researchers around the country and even around the world who are at the forefront of our historic effort to rapidly develop and deliver life-saving treatments and ultimately a vaccine.,” Trump said. “We are unleashing our nation’s scientific brilliance and we’ll likely have a therapeutic and/or vaccine solution long before the end of the year.”Trump also said that his administration has tested more than 40 million people around the country.“We got hit by the virus that came from China,” Trump began. “And we’ve made a lot of progress, our strategy is moving along well. It goes out in one area and rears back its ugly face in another area. But we’ve learned a lot. We’ve learned how to put out the flame. We’ve made ventilators where there were none, by tens of thousands, to the point that we have far more than we need, and we’re now distributing them to many foreign countries as a gesture of good will. Likewise, testing — there were no tests for a new virus. But now we have tested almost 40 million people.”Said Trump: “By so doing, we show cases, 99% of which are totally harmless, results that no other country can show because no other country is testing that we have, not in terms of the numbers or in terms of the quality. And now just like everything else, we have become the manufacturer and record for ventilators. We have the most finest testing anywhere in the world and we are producing gown and masks and surgical equipment in our country we’re heretofore it was almost exclusively land in lands in China ironically where this virus and others came from. China secrecy deceptions and coverup allowed it to spread all over the world. 189 countries, and China must be held fully accountable.”6:57 p.m.: 1st LAPD employee dies of COVIDThe Los Angeles Police Department has announced the first of its employees to die from coronavirus.Senior detention officer Erica McAdoo died on Friday, according to the department.There are currently 287 department employees to either test positive or be exposed to someone who tested positive and are in isolation.While the LAPD, the third-largest police force in the U.S., has only seen one death, the largest in the country, the New York Police Department, has lost 46 employees to COVID.ABC News’ Ahmad Hemingway and Eric Alvarez contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
5“I was kind of in a rush today and I wanted to wear a skirt or dress when I still could,” said Summer Carter ’16. “My style is a little trendy but classic — I have a lot of black and white in my wardrobe.” 1“I’m a big fan of crop tops — I’m only 5’3” so I do what I can to look taller, and crop tops are huge right now,” said Sydney Sykes ’16. 6“My style is definitely girly. I love mixing patterns, even though I’m in all black today,” said Diana Janec, the fashionable face behind the style blog Dressed-Up Alligators. 7It only took Evan Grandfield ’17 a few minutes to get dressed — classic button-down, rolled to the elbows, and a surprising pair of shorts. “My style is prepster,” he said. 9Lotus Cannon ’14 shows a hint of skin on her way to have her yearbook photo taken. 13“I wanted to take advantage of the last warm days and I wanted to feel summery today,” said Mayra Espinoza-Martinez ’15. “Most of my clothes are summery because I’m from California, but I’ve bought a bunch of fall pieces to bridge between there and the East Coast.” 11“I’m naturally very cold so this hot weather is ideal right now,” said Sean Weller ’17 of Boulder, Colo. “I always try to make up an excuse to dress up. In high school I wore suits two to three days out of the week. I had the reputation of ‘that kid who wears suits.’” 2Sometimes your girlfriend’s scarf is just the thing to elevate a simple, white top. “She left this blue scarf in my dorm room and I wanted to coordinate something with it,” said Garrett Lam ’16. 8Denim jacket lovers Zach Zenk and Danielle Bochneak drove from Brattleboro, Vt., to hat-shop in Cambridge. “People are more put-together here,” said Zenk. What to wear when it’s not quite sweater weather, not quite right for short sleeves? In those in-between days when the season is sorting itself out, dressing at Harvard can be a head-scratching task — especially for those incoming students hailing from balmier climates. For some, the schizophrenic months of autumn are the perfect opportunity to pair a short-sleeved dress with sheer tights; for others, it’s a time for layering a light cardigan or jacket over an ensemble, something that can easily be whisked off on a hurried walk to Widener. Navigating through Harvard’s Common Spaces — the Yard, the Porch, the Plaza — an assortment of intermediate looks is everywhere. And as the days grow shorter, one thing is clear: Show some skin while you still can. 4“This is an Israeli outfit,” said Lior Gallo, a visiting fellow in economics. “This is the way we dress when we hang out in the winter and although it’s not winter here it’s freezing in the library!” 14“I spent the summer in Paris and I kind of miss it, and I wanted to be a little bit Parisian today,” said Sarah Berlow ’14, who was headed to her birthday dinner in Inman Square. 12“Fashion? Is there fashion at Harvard?” asked Adam Mestyan, a postdoctoral fellow. 10“So far I’m impressed with Harvard style,” said North Carolina native and Harvard Law School student Krista White. “In the winter I think it’ll be more fashionable here with more items to choose from.” 3“Cape Cod is really preppy and I’m not,” said Julia Argy ’17 of Cotuit, Mass., who paired tiny shorts with a slouchy cardigan. “For college, I wanted to wear less colorful, more toned-down clothes. I’ve been buying utilitarian pieces I can wear with everything.” 15“I built my outfit around the tie,” said social studies lecturer Eric Malczewski. “I wanted to wear something irreverent.”
Moody’s downgrades U.S. coal sector, expects ‘substantial’ decline in demand FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday downgraded the North American coal sector to a “negative” outlook, citing an expected 3% decline in earnings in the second half of 2019 and a slide in profitability over the next year to 18 months.The ratings firm pointed to a “substantive decrease in export prices” for thermal coal, particularly in Europe, combined with a likely struggle for producers to find buyers in 2020. The downgrade is a shift from July, when Moody’s said the outlook remained “stable” despite declines in coal-fired generation. The firm predicted at the time coal-fired power could decline to just 11% of the United States’ electricity by 2030.Coal generated more than a quarter of the United States’ electricity last year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, but the fuel is in rapid decline. “A confluence of economic, environmental and social factors also increase our concerns about the industry’s longer-term demand prospects, as pressure on the industry is mounting,” Moody’s said in its note. That will make “numerous coal mines uneconomic in a reduced demand environment, especially smaller, higher cost mines that are highly vulnerable to retirement of specific coal-fired power plants.”Moody’s said its long-term outlook for U.S. thermal coal “calls for a substantial volume reduction over the next decade driven by utilities switching to natural gas and renewable energy.”Just a decade ago, coal made up about half of the United States’ electric generation. In April, EIA announced renewable energy resources, including hydroelectricity, were on pace to generate more electricity than coal-fired plants for the month. That was a first, according to the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis. While there were seasonal factors at play, the group said it represented “signs of a tipping point” in the country’s generation mix.More: Coal sector outlook drops from ‘stable’ to ‘negative’: Moody’s
Wood Mackenzie: Global solar installations to hit 115GW in 2020 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:In its latest quarterly market outlook, WoodMac forecasts that total solar installs will increase by 5% year-on-year to reach 115GWdc, driven primarily by a surge in activity within the Chinese market in the second half of the year.WoodMac forecasts that 39GWdc of solar is expected to be installed in China throughout 2020, an increase of 30% year-on-year, with more than two-thirds of that (27GWdc) installed in the second half of the year.Such a figure is broadly in line with other projections of the Chinese market for 2020 – IHS analysts revised their 2020 projections downwards from 45GW to 40-41GW, while the China Photovoltaic Industry Association’s neutral estimate forecasts 40GW to be installed – and comes despite short-term supply chain disruption and module pricing turbulence affecting some developers.Germany, too, looks set to record its best year for solar installs in eight years, with installations set to reach 4.5GW for the year, aided by the removal of a 52GW cap on feed-in tariff accreditations for new solar installs.The same cannot, however, be said in India, which continues to witness disruption caused by the pandemic. Wood Mac expects India to see a 42% slide in solar installs – coming in at just 4.9GW – despite the Indian government’s best intentions to help stimulate further deployment. Without additional policy enforcement, WoodMac has said India’s target of having a 100GW solar generation capacity by 2022 is unlikely to be met.And solar installations look certain to continue grow in the years ahead, setting new records in nearly every consecutive year out to 2025. The one exception will be in 2024, when the end of the investment tax credit in the US will dampen market appetite. By 2025, as much as 145GW of solar is expected to be installed every year.[Liam Stoker]More: Solar installs to reach 115GWdc in 2020 as robust recovery continues: WoodMac
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Former New York Yankees baseball player and local youth instructor Rosendo “Rusty” Torres was convicted Thursday of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl two years ago, and now faces up to 35 years in prison.Torres, who will be sentenced Oct. 7, faces a maximum of seven years each on five counts of first-degree sexual abuse. The jury in Nassau County acquitted Torres on charges of abusing a second girl, who was under 11 years old.Torres sexually abused the 8-year-old girl while performing his duties as a youth baseball coach for the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau prosecutors said.The 65-year-old was arrested at his North Massapequa home by Nassau County police on May 8, 2012 after the victim reported the abuse to her parents, who then notified police.Prosecutors said the abuse occurred from April 2012 to May 2012 during baseball practice sessions in Plainview.At the time of his arrest, police said Torres and the victim were alone, but “there were several other children in the general area.”Torres, who batted .212 during his nine-year MLB career, which included stints with Cleveland, the then-California Angels, Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals, made a living as a baseball instructor on Long Island for more than a dozen years. The Town of Oyster Bay employed him as a coach, as did several other organizations.Oyster Bay suspended the Puerto Rico-native without pay following his arrest. A town spokesman wasn’t immediately available to comment on Torres’ current employment status.Torres, who was anemic at the plate during his playing days, is perhaps best known for his inclusion in a trade that brought Graig Nettles to the Bronx.