DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/13/2016

first_imgHome / Featured / DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/13/2016 Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2016-04-12 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Incentives Remain for Private Investors in Housing Next: Counsel’s Corner: Challenge of CFPB’s Constitutionality Begins The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Housing advocates and progressive groups have launched a coalition to change Agency distressed loan sales practices and require them to sell more delinquent loans to non-profits. The advocates tagged HUD’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program a, quote, Wall Street Giveaway, close quote, because the majority of distressed loans sold through the program are bought by Wall Street investors.The coalition’s efforts include a petition to HUD Secretary Julián Castro asking him to cease distressed loan sales through DASP until the program is reformed. HUD has made changes to the program in the last year that include setting aside pools of loans exclusively for purchase by non-profits and extending the foreclosure delay time from six months to a year.A federal judge unsealed depositions related to Fairholme Funds’ lawsuit against the government over the sweeping of GSE profits into Treasury that may be undermining to the government’s position that the profit sweep was in fact a way to protect taxpayers. Testimony from key government officials reveals, however, that the government may have known in 2012 at the time the terms of the bailout agreement were amended that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were going to remain profitable for many years. Share Save in Featured, Media, Webcastscenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 12, 2016 713 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/13/2016 Subscribelast_img read more

WWE Smackdown: Blockbuster show on the cards as big guns are back

first_img WATCH US LIVE FINALLY…I come back home to my @WWE universe.This FRIDAY NIGHT, I’ll return for our debut of SMACKDOWN!LIVE on @FOXTV.There’s no greater title than #thepeopleschamp.And there’s no place like home.Tequila on me after the show 😈🥃#IfYaSmell🎤 #Smackdown#RocksShow #FOX pic.twitter.com/V5i4cxqIqH— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 30, 2019 First Published: 3rd October, 2019 23:17 IST COMMENT LIVE TV READ | WWE Crown Jewel 2019: Team Hogan to square off against Team FlairThe big matchesApart from the blockbuster returns of various stars, the 20th anniversary of Smackdown has also got a blockbuster match card as well which consists of some nail-biting contests. The ‘Big Dog’ Roman Reigns will go one on one against Erick Rowan while the star divas Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch will be up against  Bayley and Sasha Banks in a tag team match. Shane McMahon faces  Kevin Owens in a ladder match where the loser must leave WWE. The most eagerly anticipated match of the night will be between Kofi Kingston and the ‘Beast Incarnate’ Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship. The event will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. READ | WWE Hell In a Cell: Will Seth Rollins slay ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt?READ | Iconic WWE Superstars who won hearts and made our childhood memorable SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Written By Karthik Nair Last Updated: 3rd October, 2019 23:17 IST WWE Smackdown: Blockbuster Show On The Cards As Big Guns Are Back WWE Smackdown’s 20th-anniversary episode would see the likes of Stone Cold, Rock, Undertaker and Hulk Hogan under one roof on October 4; it will be held in LA Smackdown will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on October 4. From that day onwards Smackdown will officially drop ‘Live’ and will be known as ‘Friday Night Smackdown’. The logo was unveiled by both WWE and Fox. The video featured superstars and divas including the likes of  John Cena, Randy Orton, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and her legendary father Ric Flair, etc. However, the blue brand will not only have some good matches but it will also witness some blockbuster returns on that all-important night as some highly popular as well as the most loved megastars will be under one roof for the occasion.READ | Brock Lesnar: The journey of the Brock from ‘Conqueror’ to ‘Beast’A blockbuster eventUnlike the Raw Reunion which was held over a couple of months ago, Smackdown will see the return of the Attitude Era stars including The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker. To make things more interesting, the legendary Hulk Hogan will also make his presence felt on Friday Night Smackdown as ‘Hulkamania’ will be running wild. Even the WCW legend ‘Scorpion Sting’ has confirmed that he will be a part of the show. Apart from these megastars, others who will be making it to the blue brand this Friday include Mick Foley, Booker T, Mark Henry, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, Trish Stratus, Lita, Kurt Angle, and Goldberg. Meanwhile, ‘The People’s Champion’ Rock a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that he is indeed coming to Smackdown to electrify his fans. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Falcao penalties lift Monaco out of relegation zone

first_imgButelle’s sending-off forced midfielder Baptiste Santamaria to take over the gloves in injury time with Angers having used all three of their substitutions.Paris Saint-Germain, 13 points clear at the top, will be without Neymar as they look to continue their undefeated record in Ligue 1 this season on Wednesday’s trip to Strasbourg.The world’s most expensive player came off early in the second half in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Bordeaux after hurting the same groin he injured playing for Brazil against Cameroon last month. Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | Radamel Falcao scored a pair of penalties as Thierry Henry’s Monaco won 2-0 at fellow strugglers Amiens to climb out of the bottom three in Ligue 1 on Tuesday.The Colombian had missed twice from the spot this season but calmly converted on 43 minutes at the Stade de la Licorne after Emil Krafth upended Benoit Badiashile.Amiens defender Bakaye Dibassy was sent off for catching the Monaco captain with a raised boot in the 90th minute, and Falcao wrapped up a second victory in three games with another penalty deep into stoppage time.Henry said he wasn’t getting too carried away with his team’s victory.“From our side of things in terms of how we played it wasn’t extraordinary but we held on. Fortunately Falcao was there when we needed him,” Henry said.“We must not overreact, we need to continue to work and use the positive aspects of each match to inspire us,” he added.The result provisionally bumped Henry’s side up to 17th place above Dijon and Amiens on goal difference, confirming their recent upturn under the former France star in recent weeks.Nicolas Pepe hit his 10th goal of the season to send Lille back up to second following a 1-0 win over Montpellier, who dropped a spot to third.The Ivory Coast international swept home from a Jonathan Ikone cross with just six minutes gone as Lille snapped a four-match winless run.Nice extended their unbeaten run under Patrick Vieira to six games with a 0-0 draw at home to Angers, who saw goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle dismissed in the closing stages.last_img read more

Ice finally get to taste home cooking after horrendous start to BCMMHL season

first_imgThe Kootenay Ice are going to get a fantastic Christmas present in the form of an abundance of home games after spending most of the current BC Major Midget Hockey League season on the road.Kootenay plays 14 of its next 18 games in West Kootenay arenas after completing a horrendous part of the schedule on the road this BCMMHL season.“We’ve been on the road for most of the first half . . . and when we’ve played in Nanaimo and Victoria we’re getting home at one in the morning, which is a little tough,” said Ice coach Rob Wright.“We’ve got some home stretches coming but we’ve got to try to get some wins in those home games.”The Ice took a point from the Valley West Hawks in BCMMHL action this past weekend in Surrey.A goal by Shawn Campbell of Castlegar in the final minute of Saturday’s contest lifted the Ice to a 4-4 tie.Sunday, Valley West skated to a 4-2 win over the visiting Ice.Kootenay, playing with a short bench after a few players were held out of the game for internal reasons, held a 2-1 lead going into the third period on goals by Kobe Nishida of Nakusp and Nelson’s Keaton Roch. However, Valley West outscored the ice 3-1 during an eight-minute span to take a 4-3 lead.That set the stage for Campbell to score the tying marking on the power play to give Kootenay the tie.Evan Gorman of Trail scored the final goal for Kootenay.“We can play 40 to 50 minutes but we’ve got to learn to play 60 minutes to have success in this league,” Wright said.“When we’ve got teams down we’ve got to finish them.”Sunday, Valley West held period lead of 2-0 and 4-0 before Kootenay scored twice in the third period.Ellis Junker of Castlegar and Campbell scored for Kootenay.Kootenay, 3-16-3, is back home for a pair of games against the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs.The Chiefs are tied for fourth in BCMMHL standings with Valley West Hawks.Saturday, the NDCC Arena in Nelson is the site of the 3:30 p.m. puck drop game.Sunday, the teams play at 7:30 a.m. at the Cominco Arena in Trail.last_img read more

Ireland preparing to ban fur farming

first_imgThe Irish government is preparing to phase out fur farming and bring an end to mink farms.Agriculture Minister Michael Creed is expected to seek Cabinet approval tomorrow to draft legislation to ban the practice.There are three mink farms in Ireland. One farm is in operation outside Glenties in Donegal, while two more are located in Kerry and Laois. The three farms rear up to 200,000 mink per year. The farming of mink has already been banned in 14 EU countries.Minister Creed is due to begin work on a plan to phase out the industry in a legal manner. At the same time, People Before Profit TD Ruth Coppinger is planning to bring her Prohibition of Fur Farming Bill before the Dáil on the 3rd of July.Deputy Coppinger said she has written to Minister Creed to discuss the ban. “I think he should support our Bill, and bring forward amendments he thinks needed. Our Bill offers an opportunity to move next week on a ban,” she said.Ireland preparing to ban fur farming was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bandailfur farmingminklast_img read more

Gauteng townships set for a major facelift

first_img30 July 2014The townships in South Africa’s Gauteng province are set for a major facelift, with the provincial government budgeting R4.4-billion over the next five years for building more houses, improving their quality and eradicating corruption around their allocation.“The multi-billion investment will see old townships such as Alexandra, Bekkersdal, Soweto, Evaton, Tembisa and Vosloorus being revamped within five years’ time,” Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo said while delivering his budget vote speech in the Gauteng Legislature in Johannesburg on Tuesday.Part of this project, Mamabolo said, would involve eradicating informal settlements while boosting of the local economy and the construction sector.Mamabolo also announced the creation of a Programme Management Office (PMO) to monitor the quality of work by housing service providers in the province.“Through this PMO, we will also conduct a full audit of all service providers to establish their performance based on sound service level agreements and contracts, monitor status of their projects, ensure quality and timeous completion of projects, and ensure that they are paid within 30 days.”Part of the budgeted amount will be used to acquire well located land, with a view to promoting social and spatial integration.Mamabolo said his department would be setting up a biometric fingerprint system in order to clean up the province’s housing data base.“This will be a major milestone in using technology to ensure that the poor masses, who have been waiting for years, finally receive their homes. Through this process no person will have more than one RDP house and we would have gone a long way to dealing with housing corruption.”Mamabolo said that Gauteng province had provided over 1-million human settlements opportunities over the last two decades through houses, units and serviced stands.Despite this, his department faced various challenges, including the peripheral location, and poor design and racial integration of state-sponsored RDP houses post-1994.“Part of de-racialising housing in South Africa is to nullify the perception that government-subsidised houses are for black people only. We have seen today that poverty knows no colour or race,” he said, urging all qualifying South Africans to apply for government subsidies irrespective of their historical background or colour.Mamabolo said his department would also be working closely with the Deeds Office to change the turnaround time and fast-track the issuance of title deeds for residents.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

TNT takes 3rd win, sends Phoenix crashing to 6th straight loss

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESTNT bounced back and humbled Phoenix, 110-103, for its third win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The KaTropa got out of the .500 plateau and improved to 3-2 and redeemed themselves after their humiliating 104-73 loss to Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Pogoy gave TNT a late buffer after his inside bank shot put the KaTropa up 107-101 with 1:46 left in before import Glen Rice Jr. secured the victory after picking off Brandon Brown’s pass with 40 ticks to go.Rice not only willed TNT to victory with his 38-point, 9-rebound, 5-assist line, he also bounced back from his subpar PBA debut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We went to this game with the hope of Glen playing a lot better than he played the last game, and today he did,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela.Rice struggled mightily in his debut against the Elasto Painters chucking up numerous shots and finishing on a disastrous 6-of-22 clip for 19 points. Valdez: Vietnam really prepared for us View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Kelly Williams finished with 18 points to complement Rice’s scoring while Ranidel de Ocampo added 14.Pogoy and Jayson Castro also finished in double digits with 13 and 11 points, respectively for TNT.Brown lit up the Fuel Masters, who lost their sixth straight for a 2-6 record, with 49 points and 19 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

The great bond of union

first_imgThe third edition of Samvad – Hindu-Buddhist initiative for conflict avoidance and environmental consciousness – is being held in Ulaan Bataar, capital of Mongolia – a region and civilisation that gives rise to images of valour, of spirituality and a deep connect with India of the yore. An initiative of PM Modi and realised through the efforts of the New Delhi based Vivekananda International Foundation, over the years Samvad has emerged as one of the principal global Indic civilisational outreach platforms. It will see a convergence of scholars, thinkers, spiritual and religious masters, public intellectuals from across the world. They will gather to deliberate on the need for strengthening the Indic-Dharmic narrative and to discuss how to shape and influence, through the power of civilisational thought, philosophical wisdom and cultural outreach, the emerging neo-world order in which the Indic civilisational framework aspires to play an increasingly decisive role. Also Read – A special kind of bondIn Mongolia, the third edition of Samvad has struck a deep chord. Leaders, both political and religious, see it as a great confluence from which will emerge a refreshed civilisational partnership. Despite the many vicissitudes and challenges, Mongolians see Samvad as taking forward to the next step what PM Modi had initiated here in 2015. The Speaker of the Mongolian Parliament, the Prime Minister of Mongolia, most of the leading Buddhist monks led by the venerable Khamba Lama, head of the Gandan Monastery – the centre of Mongolian Buddhism – a most venerated figure in Mongolia, who is the co-host, are all going to be active participants in this congregation. Also Read – Insider threat managementWhy Mongolia, some have asked. The region which was once central to our Bharat has over the years receded in memory and is only now gravitating back towards centrality once more, especially after 2015 when PM Modi undertook a historic visit to the country and imparted a modern shape to our ancient connect. Iconic Kushak Bakula Rinpoche’s centenary year in 2018 and its fitting observance brought this region, its cultural and strategic importance to centre-stage once more. As I sit here next door to the branch of the Pethub Monastery in Ulaan Bataar, the thoughts of Rinpoche Bakula and his decade long tenure as India’s Ambassador in Mongolia, his great efforts in reinfusing a new vigour and energy to Buddhism in Mongolia come to mind. An unparalleled patriot – Rinpoche Bakula was unequivocal that Ladakh’s future and fate lie with India – he did more than anyone else to firmly re-establish Bharat’s presence in the region. In recent times, PM Modi rekindled that flame through his visit and outreach. But again, why Mongolia, as some have averred, that question is perhaps best answered in the words of another intellectual giant, a polymath and civilisational scholar, the likes of which India has not seen in recent times. Dr Raghuvira continues to be a venerated name in this part of the world. In that difficult era of minimal physical connectivity, his series of outreach to Mongolia, his efforts to preserve Mongolian texts and to reconnect both our countries culturally remains unparalleled in the history of modern scholarship of both the countries. Being an active politician – eighth president of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh – Dr Raghuvira never gave up on his quest for connecting and retracing India’s civilisational footprints. Why Mongolia thus is best answered in his words, “It is surprising to an extraordinary degree when one goes into the interior of Mongolia and finds a herdsman who is interested in the literary theories of Dandin’s Kavyadarsa or wants clarification of some point in Panini’s phonetics…One of the mountains in Mongolia is named Sumeru and another Vaidurya. A lake is named after Durga. Yamantaka, Mahakala, Yama and Kali are worshipped among all the Mongols. Goddess Tara is cherished by men, women and children…Stories of King Bhoja and Vikramaditya are prevalent under the name of Arji Burji, that is the form which has endeared itself to the tongues of the Mongols. Pronounced in our way, it will be Raja Bhoja. The small lyric of Kalidasa, Meghaduta has also found a place of honour in Mongolian literature; similarly, the stories of Panchatantra…” The fundamental vision of Samvad is again perhaps best described in the words of Dr Raghuvira who had penned a piece titled, “We the Pilgrim Beings”, a good seven years before independence in 1947. Referring to countries and civilisations of southeast Asia, far east and Mongolia, he observed, how, “In spite of the difference in the political control of these countries inhabited by diverse people, Indian culture still remains as the great bond of union. Political boundaries have been changing for the last 2000 years, ever since, Indian culture spread to these countries. Different dynasties have ruled over them, sometimes they have been free and sometimes dependent. But Indian culture has come down as one continuous flow…The glory of India lies in the distribution of spiritual gifts…” The rediscovery of that “great bond of union” and to re-state and re-invent it for the present geostrategic, geo-cultural context is then the deeper aim and vision of Samvad. Samvad evolved out of the vision of PM Modi. Over the years, ever since he became PM and has undertaken an extensive and unceasing world outreach at all levels, Modi has spoken of the twenty-first century as being the Asian century. He has defined and articulated a vision of the Asian century in which the civilisational southeast Asian collective, the contours of the Indo-Pacific and the shores and periphery of the Indian Ocean will play a major role. PM Modi has emphasised that in shaping and defining the Asian century, the wisdom and message of Buddha, the eternal and pragmatic truths of the Vedas and the roots of Dharmic thought will play a crucial role. India, being the land of Buddha’s birth, being the land in which the Master propounded his philosophy, being the centre from which radiated his wisdom the world over for centuries, has a special role and responsibility to generate a synergy and make an united effort towards realising the hope and dream of an Asian century. India’s civilisational wisdom of environmental consciousness, its thought on governance and statecraft, its well-evolved and recorded positions on moralities and values in the polity and in human dealings are pointers which can help evolve a credible and enduring narrative of the Asian century. India has the capacity to blend the soft and the hard power, she has the ability to evolve a smart power matrix as well. PM Modi has clearly seen and felt the need of re-stating these on the world stage, of giving these a modern context and idiom and of the need for India to retrace her civilisational footstep in the region. India’s footsteps and outreach continue to be looked upon as a benign touch, a touch that aspires to partner, to celebrate local diversities and uniqueness, that strives to strengthen bonds of partnership and camaraderie. A sense of hegemony, an imposed uniformity, a rough and violent approach is entirely absent in India’s outreach. PM Modi had commissioned a grand Buddha murti as well as the construction of the Battsagaan Grand Assembly Hall in the Gandan Monastery, both of which will be consecrated in the morning of September 6. In his vision, these new infusions will stand as symbols of a new beginning. The golden Buddha murti, designed by the legendary sculptor Ram Sutaar, has been installed in the Grand Assembly Hall overlooking the mesmerising Bogd Khan mountain range that encircles Ulaan Bataar. It has a magical look, Buddha’s look of Karuna – compassion is piercing as well as engulfing. “This is a statue, a look, which the people of Mongolia have not seen in ages, it has generated a wave among the people here…”, an elderly monk whispered, when I stood to gaze at it. Samvad aims to kindle such emotions in its quest to realise the Asian Century. (The author is Director, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more