DS News Webcast: Friday 8/29/2014

first_imgHome / Featured / DS News Webcast: Friday 8/29/2014 DS News Webcast: Friday 8/29/2014 Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 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 Share Save 2014-08-28 Jordan Funderburk Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Jordan Funderburk Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago August 28, 2014 569 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Fewer charge-offs for mortgages have resulted in the smallest losses for banks on loans since before the recession, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Quarterly Banking Report for the second quarter of 2014 released on Thursday. For the second quarter, FDIC-insured banks charged off a net total of $9.9 billion, the lowest amount for any quarter since the second quarter of 2007. The total is down from $14.1 billion since the same period last year. The amount banks charged off for mortgages on 1.4 family homes plummeted by 75 percent since 2013, a big reason for the overall decline.Banks loan losses decreased year-over-year for the 16th consecutive quarter. Except for auto loans, which saw a 10.4 percent increase in net loan charge-offs, all other major loan categories saw year-over-year dropoffs in the amount charged off in the second quarter. Only 6.8 percent of FDIC-insured banks were unprofitable in the second quarter of 2014, which is the smallest percentage in eight years. Analysts see the dropoff in bank loan losses as a sign that both borrowers and lenders are economically healthier, which is a possible indicator that the overall economy is improving.Michigan-based Flagstar Bancorp announced that it has filed a Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in order to notify its investors that the bank is currently trying to work out a settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding alleged violations of consumer financial laws. The alleged violations on the part of Flagstar Bank date back to 2011. The CFPB has made civil investigative demands regarding the bank’s mitigation loss and default service practices, and in response the bank has provided the CFPB with information and documents relating to those practices. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts Previous: Title Insurance Premiums Fall by 16 Percent in Q2 Next: Mortgage Industry Convenes in Dallas at Five Star Conference Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more


Comedy writer shares faith journey

first_imgWriter, producer and story editor Tom Leopold served up his reflections on faith with a side of comedy during his one-man show, “A Comedy Writer Finds God,” on Thursday night at Saint Mary’s. Leopold, who has worked with shows like “Will and Grace,” “Cheers,” “Seinfeld” and “The Chevy Chase Show,” converted from Judaism to Catholicism a few years ago. At the beginning of the show, Leopold explained the title of his program. “God was fine, He wasn’t lost,” he said. “I may have been a little bit, but He was fine.” The performance included an array of jokes about his life growing up but also some commentary on how he got to where he is today. The show told the story about his personal journey to faith and finding his place in the world with God by his side. “That’s the great thing about having faith and religion – feeling like you belong,” he said. Leopold grew up in a Jewish family in Miami but never really gave much thought to God as a child or even as an adult. He said when he got married and had his two daughters, he still had not truly considered why or how he had been so fortunate. “I knew [my family] was blessed,” he said. “I never stopped to think by who, I just knew that we were lucky.” Leopold said his religious experiences began to change a few years ago when his youngest daughter became deathly ill and had to be hospitalized.   After the family experienced a particularly difficult Christmas Eve away from her while she underwent treatment, he said he felt “so sad that I could break” and decided to pray to God for a sign. “I didn’t know how to do it, but I actually started to pray,” he said. “For the first time in my life, I was praying.” Through a series of events, conversations and experiences, Leopold said he seriously considered converting to Catholicism. He said he found himself at this new point in his life, and it was a welcome and necessary change. “Religion is a leap of faith,” he said. “After everything I had been through and that had happened to me, I was ready to leap.” Tonight’s performance concluded Leopold and comedian Bill Persky’s two-day visit to the College. Persky, a five-time Emmy award winning writer, director and producer, is best known for his work on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Kate and Allie,” “That Girl,” “Who’s the Boss” and “The Cosby Show.” Persky introduced Leopold during Thursday’s performance, and he said the headliner was a man very dear to him. During the trip, the comedic pair met with students for meals, taught private master classes and gave workshops. The duo also worked closely with English, theatre and communication students for discussion panels. This was Persky’s second visit to Saint Mary’s in just six months and Leopold’s first visit to the College. Persky said he was very excited to be back at Saint Mary’s.  “It feels like coming back home,” he said. “We’ve spent a lot of time with the students here and they give you hope for the future. The young women at this school are so delightful.” Senior Rose Franzen was on of the students able to eat lunch with Leopold and Persky during their visit. She also attended the various workshops, master classes and Leopold’s one-man show. Franzen said she especially enjoyed Thursday evening’s performance for its inclusion of faith and God into the world of humor and laughter. “I thought [the performance] was really great,” she said. “I loved how he wove his comedy into his religious experience. Like he said – it’s not perfect, it’s him.”last_img read more


Holy Cross students share power-outage experience

first_imgHoly Cross evacuated students from the College’s residence halls after power went out across campus at about 6:25 a.m. the morning of Jan. 30. An alert was sent out to the community stating that residents would have to evacuate the dorms and board Notre Dame Transpo buses to North Dining Hall.Holy Cross senior Noemi de La Torre said she did not realize the power was not working until she was forced to leave campus.“Moving to Notre Dame when the power went out was kind of overwhelming. I wasn’t awake when the evacuation was initially notified, so when the girls in my dorm woke me up, I kind of freaked out. I didn’t know what to expect in an evacuation, so I grabbed some random things from my room, shoved them in my backpack, put on a few layers of clothes and got on the bus,” de La Torre said.Residence Assistants (RAs) had the responsibility of escorting other students onto the shuttles. Holy Cross junior and RA I.C. Young said that he was awake before the start of the evacuation and noticed the temperature change right away.“I got a text from [Residence Life],” Young said. “I’m an early riser, so I was up at 8 a.m. on my own, but all the RAs were sent a text warning us that we have lost power and will be evacuating if things didn’t change soon. Plus it was freezing so I knew the heat was off.”Freshman Leonardo Ocampo, a freshman at Holy Cross, said the staff tried to make students feel safe during the evacuation.“The process of moving from Holy Cross to Notre Dame was incredibly organized and fast. I was able to get dressed and head down stairs where I was escorted to a bus. It’s certainly an inconvenience getting woken up by your RA pounding at your door because the power is out, but the whole situation was an emergency evacuation, so on those terms it went as smooth as possible,” Ocampo said. “I feel safe knowing that in a case of another unfortunate accident [Holy Cross] has an efficient plan.”Students found different ways to pass time in North Dinning Hall as they waited for power to be restored on campus. De La Torre said she became friends with another student during this time.“My friends went home for the weekend, so I sat at a table with a guy that I had seen around campus that was friends with my friends and talked to him,” de La Torre said. “We got stuck together through the entire evacuation and got to know each other. When we realized we were going to be at Notre Dame for a while, we ate some breakfast and watched Netflix until the evacuation ended.”As a Texas native, de La Torre said she found the extreme weather unfamiliar.“The experience was overwhelming … I had never experienced weather bad enough to cause an evacuation, I had no idea what to bring or how long we were going to be gone, so it was kind of scary,” she added.Power was restored to campus around noon and students returned to their residence halls by 1:30 p.m.Tags: Holy Cross, Polar Vortex, power outagelast_img read more


Westhampton Woman Dead After Being Pinned Under Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 50-year-old Westhampton woman died after being pinned under her vehicle in Center Moriches over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Jennifer Feuerman was found lying on the ground in front of a home on Bowditch Lane at 7:12 p.m. Saturday.Investigators believe that she had exited her Mercedes while it was still running and in gear when the car backed over her and pinned her under the driver’s side door, authorities said.She was pronounced dead at the scene.Seventh Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident to call them at 631-852-8752.last_img read more


3 reasons to put away those credit cards for good

first_imgCredit cards can be a valuable tool, but if not used properly, they can become a huge problem. Sometimes, you’re better off pretending that card doesn’t exist. Here are 3 reasons to leave that credit card at home.They make budgeting more of a hassleCold, hard cash. It’s something we all enjoy having a handful of. When you’ve got cash in hand, it makes it really easy to see how much you have and how much you can spend. All of my monthly bills are set up to auto-draft, and for everything else, I use cash. When you’re using a credit card, it’s so easy to lose track of your budget and overspend. You can’t do that with cash.They can cause debtIf you can be disciplined enough to pay off every cent you charge, each month, then a credit card can be a valuable tool. Most people aren’t that disciplined. For most, that credit card will only lead to debt. Once debt gets on top of you, it’s difficult to find your way out. If you’re using cash, you’ll stay out of debt and be able to slowly crawl out from underneath any debt you’ve already acquired.Less chance for fraudI’ve had fraudulent charges on my account a couple of times. Nobody has ever stolen cash from me. You of course can be robbed, but at least with cash a criminal has less opportunities. By using your credit card, cyber thieves have many more chances to capture your personal information and rob you blind. 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more


Garnar lifts unnecessary travel order

first_img(WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced that he lifted unnecessary travel order on Friday. County Executive Garnar said the order has been in place since Tuesday, March 17. While the order has been lifted, Garnar is advising residents to stay at home as much as possible.  Garnar also talked about the reopening plan. He said he is confident the plan will be ready in 10 days.  Additionally, Garnar says all visitors entering the county buildings that are still open must wear a face mask or cover.  For more information visit the Broome County coronavirus website.last_img read more


Published results of the research “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS Summer 2017.”

first_imgToday, the results of the research are in the Ministry of Tourism “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS Summer 2017.” presented by the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, the Director of the Main Office of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić and the project manager “TOMAS Summer 2017″ at the Institute of Tourism, Zrinka Marušić.The research was conducted by the Institute of Tourism from July to October 2017 in seven coastal counties, covering 67 major places along the coast and on islands on a sample of 5.950 respondents from 18 emitting markets. Through this research, data on the socio-demographic structure of guests, characteristics of travel and stay in the destination, consumption and guest satisfaction with our tourist offer were collected and analyzed.”Through this research, we gained insight into the opinions of guests about our tourism products, the motivation of their arrival and their consumption, which is extremely important to us for the preparation of future programs and activities. I am extremely glad that these results confirmed that our activities so far have contributed to positive steps in the development of Croatian tourism, that guest consumption is increasing and that Croatia is not only recognized as a destination of sun and sea but also of great importance gastronomy, active vacation and other selective forms of tourism. This research is a good indicator of how the perception and attitudes of tourists are changing very quickly and that is why it is necessary to continuously improve and adapt to market needs in order to ensure long-term success in tourism.”Minister Cappelli pointed out.”The obtained research results will be used in further design and implementation of key activities related to strengthening the national tourist brand of the country, and we received quality information that will be extremely useful to us in the Croatian National Tourist Board, but also to colleagues from the tourist board system. , marketing and PR activities. Insight into the motivation, attitudes, demand, but also possible criticism of our guests allow us to more precisely and concretely create and direct our promotional activities to precisely targeted guests in accordance with their preferences. These results show how fast the trends in tourism are changing and how important it is to follow these dynamics in order to maintain a competitive position on the world tourist map.”, Said director Staničić, noting that today the basic sources of information are the Internet and social networks, as well as special modern digital projects in which Croatia does not lag behind but imposes trends, which is confirmed by the award-winning eVisitor system.”The results of the TOMAS research and the resulting trends clearly indicate the importance of continuous monitoring of guest profiles, their consumption and satisfaction in order to, on the one hand, monitor the effects of their activities, and on the other hand identify potential challenges in time and really manage tourism development in Croatia.. “Believes the director of the Institute of Tourism Damir Krešić.Compared to 2014, the average daily consumption of tourists increased by 19 percent The results of the survey conducted in 2017 showed visible changes in the attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia compared to 2014, when this survey was last conducted. The average daily consumption of tourists according to the survey is 79 euros per person per night which represents a growth of about 19 percent compared to 2014 when it was 66 euros. In the structure of average daily expenditures, 49 percent refers to the accommodation service, 17 percent to the food and beverage service outside the accommodation service, and 34 percent to all other services. While expenditures on accommodation increased by about 7 percent, expenditures on all other services increased by 33 percent, ie the importance of non-accommodation consumption increased. On average, guests from the USA (158 euros), Great Britain (139 euros), Spain (126 euros), Russia (121 euros) and guests from Scandinavian countries (119 euros) spent the most.When it comes to guest structure, research results show how it is average age of tourists visiting Croatia 41,5 years, of which 54 percent are tourists aged 30 to 49, 19 percent are younger than 30, and 27 percent are older than 50. Compared to 2014, the share of tourists with a monthly household income of more than 3.000 euros has increased significantly (from 26 percent in 2014 to 40 percent in 2017). Most guests come accompanied by a partner (48 percent), followed by arrival in the family circle (38 percent) and then with friends (10 percent), and this is also the first time since the research that arrival with a partner has become the most common form of arrival when it comes to escorts.The share of ‘new’ guests has increased significantly, ie those visiting Croatia for the first time (from 18 percent in 2014 to 33 percent in 2017) It is still the most common means of arrival in Croatia by car (78 percent) ), but aircraft use is growing (from 11 percent in 2014 to 15 percent in 2017), and the share of bus arrivals is falling (from 7 percent to 4 percent).Enogastronomy, sports, health and other forms of tourism are increasingly important motives for the arrival of guestsAlthough vacation at sea (passive vacation) motivates more than half of all guests (55 percent) to come to Croatia, its importance has significantly decreased compared to 2014 (from 75 percent to 55 percent), while on the other hand increasing importance when choosing Croatia as a destination, they have gastronomy and motives related to active holidays. Experience and experiences (31 percent), gastronomy (29 percent), getting to know natural beauties (26 percent), entertainment (24 percent), sports and recreation (20 percent) and a number of other motives such as wellness (8 percent) appear as a motive for coming. percent), health reasons (7 percent), etc.The main source of information is the Internet, on which 44 percent of guests rely (44 percent in 2017 compared to 30 percent in 2014). The Internet is followed by the media through which information is collected by 25 percent of tourists, recommendations from relatives and friends (24 percent) and previous stay (18 percent). Every second guest book accommodation directly with the accommodation facility, and 38 percent use the services of a travel agency when booking accommodation. Also, the share of guests who book accommodation in advance increases; the share of guests who use the services of a travel agency increased by 12 percentage points, and by 8 percentage points of those who book accommodation directly with the accommodation facility. The share of those who book accommodation more than three months before departure is growing.Croatia is ahead of the competition in the quality of accommodation and catering offer, the beauty of the landscape and cleanliness and safetyAccording to the respondents, the best rated elements of Croatia’s offer are the beauty of nature and landscape, the kindness of the staff in the accommodation facility, personal safety, the convenience of spending a family vacation and the atmosphere (‘atmosphere’). At the same time, these aspects of the offer, along with the quality of the accommodation and catering offer, are elements by which the respondents gave better marks to Croatia than to competing destinations such as Portugal, Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, Greece, Slovenia, Montenegro.Attachment:PRESENTATION TOMAS SUMMER 2017 ENTIRE RESEARCH TOMAS SUMMER 2017last_img read more


Notice of Show Cancellation: Chris Perondi’s STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE

first_imgFacebook12Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsDue to routing complications arising from COVID-19, Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience has cancelled the Washington State leg of their tour. The March 22 performances at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts have both been cancelled. We hope to welcome them back to Washington State soon once their tour resumes.All other shows for the 19-20 season are moving forward as scheduled and we welcome patrons to the theater. If there are any future updates we will communicate through direct email to our patrons as well as keep our community updated through social media.We apologize for any inconvenience and want to thank you for supporting the arts in our region.The Health and safety of our patrons is always a top priority. We are closely monitoring the recent outbreak of COVID-19, and are committed to keeping the community informed about actions we are taking to prevent its spread.Increased sanitation practices have been implemented for all areas of the theater. This includes frequent disinfecting of high-use areas such as theater seats, restrooms, door handles, hand rails, and elevator buttons. Hand sanitizer will be available at main entrances to the lobby and theater spaces. We also encourage staff, volunteers, and patrons to stay home if they are unwell.At this time, we will continue with all other performances as scheduled.For more information about upcoming events please visit www.washingtoncenter.org or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.last_img read more


Hinds defends WIPA, WICB deal

first_imgWavell Hinds, president of the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), has described as surprising, claims by West Indies Twenty20 captain, Darren Sammy, that the organisation has not represented their best interest as it relates to contracts for ICC Twenty20 World Cup in India next month.Sammy, in a recent letter to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), claimed that a reduction in payments for players to participate in the tournament, has ran contrary to their expectations, and, as a result, members squad, are seeking a renegotiation.However, Hinds, whose entity has been at loggerheads with several of its senior playing members, especially since their aborted tour of India in October 2014, has defended negotiated contracts between WIPA and the WICB, saying that what has been arrived at represents the “best interest” of all players in the region.”I am surprised that they (World Twenty20 squad players) are behaving this way, as the information (based on new payments) would have been disseminated to them nine months ago,” stated Hinds.”I was present at all the meetings, and Darren Sammy was not, so I think he is speaking on information he has gotten.”[However], as far as I am concerned the team that I lead, and the executive that I lead, and the members of the (WIPA) negotiating team, did all the best that they could to get the best.”He continued: “This was not just for a selected group of players, but for all the players of the region, including first-class players.”Currently serving his fourth year as president, Hinds explained that the contracts were negotiated based on new payment conditions stipulated by the WICB, as a result of changes at the International Cricket Council (ICC) level.This, he continued, has subsequently resulted in players being offered less money as compared to the Twenty20 World Cup in 2012.LESS MONEY”In February 2014, the International Cricket Council (ICC) agreed to have a new payment scale for its members, and this took effect January 2016,” said Hinds.”The new (players’) remuneration package is therefore based on current commercial revenues available to the WICB, and not that of commercial revenue that obtained in 2012 when the West Indies won the tournament.”There is no specific fees for Twenty20 World Cups anymore. Its ICC Events payments,” he stressed.Hinds also expressed that the disbursement of monies from the ICC has also change with payments now being collectively issued twice per year over a new four- and eight-year period, in comparison, to it’s prior one-off payment regimes.Hinds, in further explaining the new payment structure, also said that player match fees for Twenty20 World Cup has been increased from US$1,750 to US$6,900.This is in addition to an incentive 80 per cent of prize money won, and 50 per cent of sponsorship fees, should there be any.last_img read more


Windies preparation taking shape – Ambrose

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Bowling consultant Sir Curtly Ambrose says that the preparation camp here over the last two weeks has allowed West Indies to fine-tune their game as they take aim at the Twenty20 World Cup starting next week.The Caribbean side has been training here and has also played three unofficial warm-up T20 games to gain match practice ahead of the March 8 to April 3 ICC event in India.Sir Curtly said that he saw improvement in the two opening games against Zimbabwe last week and in yesterday’s contest against English County Warwickshire, which West Indies won by 11 runs at the Dubai International Stadium.”I think the bowling is really coming together. We have had a couple of good games so far, and there’s room for improvement, obviously, but I am quite satisfied at the moment with the way the guys are bowling,” Sir Curtly said following the game.PLAN GOING WELLHe added: “As a bowling unit, we are working with a plan and, so far, the plan has gone well and I’m just hoping by the time we get to India, everything will just come together where we can do well in this tournament.”He said Windies batting had also performed well on tour and pointed to the depth as the key to its success.Pointing to the opening game against Zimbabwe and yesterday’s game against Warwickshire, the former West Indies paceman said that the Caribbean side showed it possessed quality batting all the way through the order.”The good thing about this team is that we have depth in our batting. We are a team that doesn’t rely on one or two players. We have depth, and that is going to be key,” he stressed.”When we lose early wickets, guys in the middle and lower order can still come in and get us to a good total, so that, to me, is the strength in our batting so at the moment, I am quite comfortable with both bat and ball.”The fielding has been good, but we still can improve, so generally, I am quite satisfied.”last_img read more