“FHFA will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and update policies as needed,” the agency said in a release. “To understand the protections and assistance the government is offering people having trouble paying their mortgage, please visit the joint Department of Housing and Urban Development, FHFA, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website at cfpb.gov/housing.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News 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. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure moratorium Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: DS5: Optimism in Mortgage Servicing Next: Calm Before the Storm: Q1 Delinquency Less than 4% About Author: Seth Welborn FHFA Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium Foreclosure moratorium 2020-06-17 Seth Welborn Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Today, to help borrowers and renters who are at risk of losing their home due to the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will extend their single-family moratorium on foreclosures and evictions until at least August 31, 2020. The foreclosure moratorium applies to Enterprise-backed, single-family mortgages only. The current moratorium was set to expire on June 30.”To protect borrowers and renters during the pandemic we are extending the Enterprises’ foreclosure and eviction moratorium. During this national health emergency no one should worry about losing their home,” said Director Mark Calabria.The Agency announced earlier this month that it is extending several loan origination flexibilities currently offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) designed to help borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, including the authority to purchase mortgages in forbearance, until at least July 31. Other flexibilities that have been extended include:Alternative appraisals on purchase and rate term refinance loansAlternative methods for verifying employment before loan closingExpanding the use of power of attorney and remote online notarizations to assist with loan closingsThe FHFA previously announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be able to buy loans in forbearance, with note dates on or before June 30, as long as they are delivered by August 31 and have missed just one mortgage payment. Additionally, the agency will be re-proposing the updated minimum financial eligibility requirements for the Enterprises.“FHFA has determined that it is prudent to work with the Enterprises to reassess and re-propose these requirements, including incorporating lessons learned from the evolving COVID-19 national emergency,” the Agency said in a release. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium June 17, 2020 3,811 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
Food manufacturer Bakkavor is to close its pasta production site at Scunthorpe. The plant will close on May 30.The decision comes after a 90-day consultation period, and affects 107 staff. A spokesman for the company said “the business is fully committed to doing everything possible to minimise its impact. “Bakkavor is working closely with the affected employees, focusing on finding them alternative roles at its other sites or with other employers in the region”.Bakkavor is an international food manufacturing company, which makes food for both hot and cold consumption, including pizza and speciality breads. Last month, it bought Italian pizza company Italpizza.
This past weekend marked the transplanted return of Bear Creek, which opened up as the Bear Creek Bayou Festival at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, LA. With thousands assembled for the exciting festival, many flocked to the Howlin’ Wolf for some late night fun, in the form of a funky tribute to the late great Bernie Worrell.Worrell sadly passed away due to cancer earlier this year, and an all-star crew of musicians came out to perform in his honor. The full lineup for the show included Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Ian Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Nick Daniels (Dumpstaphunk), Nigel Hall (Lettuce), Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce), Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce), Jen Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), and TJ Norris.The musicians took turns sharing stories about the late Worrell, only adding to the emotional significance of the night. It was the music that shined through, as the band brought out countless classics from Worrell’s catalog. Among the many played was “Mothership Connection,” a P-Funk regular that featured Worrell’s iconic synth playing.Fortunately, our own Rex Thomson was on hand to capture this moment. Watch this all-star lineup’s great version of “Mothership Connection,” streaming below.For fans of Nikki Glaspie, Eric “Benny” Bloom, and Ryan Zoidis, be sure not to miss them perform a special tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire alongside Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Natalie Cressman, Skerik, and more at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive, a multi-venue music festival with over 50 artists performing throughout Brooklyn on October 22nd. All the information you need to know is located right here.
Crane’s team defended Taubman and accused one of the journalists of fabricating the story. Then came the aforementioned cheating. I could go on, but the main point is that these spineless schmucks both entered into their respective positions with plenty of controversy and questions to answer, and just as their reputations suggested, both of them have gone on to be just as feckless— actually exceptionally more feckless — than any of us expected. Listen, I’m just as tired as you are of reading about the Astros. Since the The Athletic detailed in November how the club electronically stole signs during their World Series run, it feels like anyone with a column, podcast or Twitter account has felt the indomitable need to share their thoughts on the scandal. It’s a really disheartening, shitty revelation about cheating at the top levels of American sports, and it also just so happens to be an incredibly apt allegory for American politics today. So let’s get to it. In 2011, Jim Crane bought the Astros for $680 million. Like another prominent businessman whose name will be revealed shortly, Crane faced a slew of undesirable allegations, ranging from bigotry, sexism and systemic discrimination at his business to price-fixing and even profiteering off the Iraq War. You want another parallel? I’ve got one coming right up. In January, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced that all players interviewed in the cheating scandal would be granted immunity. Less than a month later, Trump pardoned 11 criminals guilty of a range of crimes from corruption to tax fraud. To make matters worse, the allegory isn’t only limited to the Astros. According to The Ringer’s Michael Baumann, the persistence of scandals like the Astros’ seems to be reflective of a modern societal trend toward brazen dishonesty — with teams all over the world joining in the new “golden age” of cheating. Never has America’s pastime more closely resembled America’s nightmare. Stuart Carson is a junior writing about the intersection of sports, politics and American society. He is also a sports editor at the Daily Trojan. His column, “The State of Play,” runs every other Wednesday. Trump’s list of misdeeds, failures and faux pas is too long to recount here, so I’m going to focus specifically on his cheating. Last summer, only months before the Astros’ facade unraveled, Trump attempted to coerce a foreign government into investigating one of his political rivals. Unfortunately for Crane, the facade began to unravel when an Astros executive taunted a group of female journalists in the clubhouse last fall. The executive, Brandon Taubman, did so by repeatedly yelling at the journalists how happy he was that the team signed Roberto Osuna, a pitcher who had previously been arrested for alleged domestic violence against the mother of his child. Just to further reinforce the comparison, Trump’s businesses shared a similarly disturbing record as Crane’s with numerous allegations and reports of bigotry. Would you look at that — the two were made for each other! Though MLB’s investigation has described the Astros sign-stealing scheme as player driven, the Wall Street Journal reported that the team’s front office laid the groundwork for cheating by creating an application called “Codebreaker” to decode opposing catchers’ signs. By doing this, the Astros cheated the Los Angeles Dodgers out of a title, tarnishing opposing players’ legacies and the integrity of America’s pastime in the progress. Then, during the same time frame that the Astros’ image crumbled, so did the foundations of American democracy, when Trump successfully convinced Republicans in Congress to block every key impeachment witness. Fast forward a couple of seasons. It’s now Feb. 26, 2020. We are a month away from opening day and the Houston Astros, having since been exposed as cheaters, are the most reviled, universally hated professional team in American sports. In the same vein, Republican politicians across the country are cheating. From gerrymandering in North Carolina to suppressing minorities’ votes in Georgia, it’s as if Republicans have abandoned religion because it’s become overwhelmingly clear that they need Jesus. Upon taking over as owner of the Astros, Crane made good on some promises to embark on organizational overhaul. In many respects, the overhaul went well: The Astros were successfully rebuilding, their staff was diversifying and the team’s 2017 World Series title effectively elevated them to the position of baseball’s standard bearer. I would like to highlight a shred of hope in all of this, but honestly there isn’t one right now. The Astros currently have the third best odds of winning the 2020 World Series, and Trump has even better odds of winning re-election (yes, you can bet on that). I actually can sympathize with Manfred in this situation: He’s a former labor lawyer looking out for players’ interests. Trump is a feckless dirtbag doing favors for his close friends at Fox News. On Nov. 9, 2016, Trump won the United States presidency. Like Crane, Trump had a checkered past of his own. During his 2016 campaign, Trump mocked a disabled reporter, proposed a plan to ban all Muslims from the United States and attacked a Gold Star Family. These events were paired with a near constant stream of xenophobic rhetoric and the release of a now-infamous audio-type in which Trump brags about sexual assault. It’s Nov. 2, 2017 and the Houston Astros have just won their first World Series championship since joining the big leagues in 1962. After years of languishing in the trash heap of professional baseball’s worst teams, the Astros are now champions and the living embodiment of why perseverance and sticking to a plan pays off. In case it was not already hopelessly obvious, I will now be discussing another businessman whose wealth is exceeded only by his sheer lack of morals — Donald Trump.
BUSINESS NAME: Taylor’s Tea House BUSINESS ADDRESS: 850 East Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 PHONE: (805) 230-3030 WEB SITE: www.taylorsteahouse.com OWNER: Kim Spaeth ESTABLISHED: 2005 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Eight DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: Taylor’s is a birthday party/special event facility offering several types of parties. All parties are inclusive, and Taylor’s takes care of every detail. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No. I’ve had other small businesses. WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? After three kids and staying home for five years, I was looking for something to challenge my brain and still allow me the time to take care of my kids. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? The idea for Taylor’s initially came from a family member, and many other family members and friends add new ideas regularly. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? About six months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Lots of research, finding the right products, building a marketing plan and just preparing. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? Initial startup cost was about $50,000. We used our home equity line. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? My husband, my parents and my brother. Between all of them is a wealth of business knowledge. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? I originally thought setting up a business would require me to hire others, when it was actually very easy to do most aspects myself. This allowed me to learn how to get going and of course to save money. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $150,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To grow 15 percent this year, secure a location for store number two, create and implement a summer program of etiquette classes and camps and have some fun doing it! To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3677. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Gardaí in Donegal have warned the public to be extra vigilant as the clocks prepare to go back on Sunday – a period they say is the most lucrative time of the year for burglar gangs. They said gangs like to take advantage of the extra hour of darkness in which to operate.A spokesperson for Gardaí in the county said: “The clocks go back next weekend and the evenings will be long and dark. There are simple steps we can take to ensure that our homes are not easy prey for a burglar. “Lock all doors and ensure that windows are shut when your home is empty. Consider locking doors when you are at home also as a habit.“Get good lighting for outside your home (The dusk to dawn light is a great security feature as it automatically illuminates as soon as darkness falls and turns off again when it is bright).“Consider getting a monitored alarm for your home. Ensure that you supply your eircode when having it installed as in the event of emergency services having to attend at your home, this will ensure a swift arrival.“Don’t keep large amounts of cash at home. If you have valuable jewellery then please invest in a safe and have it screwed to the floor or wall in a hidden location. Keep all valuables in it especially when leaving your home.“Check in on elderly neighbours over the coming months and advise them in relation to home security. Advertisement “Report any suspicious activity in your area to your local Garda Station.”Gardai warn public over burglar gangs as clocks prepare to go back this week was last modified: October 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
Click here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device. SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have found Bruce Bochy’s successor.The club agreed to terms on a three-year contract with former Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, who is set to become the team’s next manager. Kapler will be officially introduced at a press conference on Wednesday at Oracle Park.Kapler emerged from a pool of at least nine candidates and was one of three who received at least two interviews for the …
3 October 2012 South African financial services group Sanlam finalised a R2-billion investment in Indian group Shriram Capital Limited, acquiring a 26% stake in the business, the company announced on Tuesday. The investment was first announced in September 2011 and was undertaken by Sanlam Emerging Markets (SEM), the division responsible for financial services in emerging markets outside South Africa. The most recent acquisition grows Sanlam’s portfolio of businesses in the rest of Africa and Asia and supports the company’s “target of sustainable value creation in these growth markets”, it said. Sanlam’s focus remains on India and the rest of Africa, chief executive officer Johan van Zyl said at the release of the organisation’s interim results for six months in September. “Strategically, Sanlam previously into insurance joint ventures with the Shriram Group to participate in and benefit from the growing financial services industry in India,” chief executive officer of SEM, Heinie Werth, said in a statement. The two groups began their partnership in life insurance in 2005 and short-term insurance in 2008. “[It] is an important and logical next stop for SEM in our relationship with Shriram as it will provide us with access to Shriram Capital Limited’s wider financial services exposure in India and will see SEM diversifying its earning base.” Werth said that despite current challenges in the Indian economic environment, he remained confident of long-term potential. “Sanlam’s partnership with us has been catapulted to the next level with this investment,” said executive director of the Shriram Group, Gopalasamudram Sundararajan. The Shriram Group has interests in various sectors, ranging from financial services to manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. SAinfo reporter
29 April 2015Peace and calm have returned to communities wracked by xenophobic violence in recent weeks, according to Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, who sought to reassure the country and the world following the attacks on foreign nationals.“We want to reassure those who have plans to travel to South Africa that our government is in charge. The violence has stopped. We are now working hard to ensure that nobody within the borders of our country is victimised based on their country of origin,” Radebe said.He was speaking at the first Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) briefing on migration held in Pretoria on 28 April. The IMC was appointed by President Jacob Zuma to deal with the underlying causes of tension between communities and foreign nationals. The briefing was called after the president and various ministers consulted various organisations and sectors representing both South Africans and foreign nationals in the country following the earlier this month.Radebe said the government continued to actively support displaced foreign nationals in the country through provision of food, shelter and other necessities. The Department of Social Development was leading the intervention and psychosocial support had been provided to 812 individuals on site at the shelters.Trauma counselling“We encourage those who require counselling services to call 0800 428 428. The trauma counselling call centre is operational 24 hours a day.“We have so far provided 2 000 mattresses, food, blankets, dignity packs, baby formula and clothing items to displaced persons at the various shelters,” said Radebe, who is the chairperson of the IMC.The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) had set up a help desk to manage any enquiries and complaints from displaced persons at shelters. The social services department had also done an assessment at the temporary shelters in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to establish the immediate needs of women and children.“Pregnant women and people with disabilities have been transferred to secure shelters. Retired social workers were also deployed to the temporary shelters to strengthen the psychosocial services.”Reintegration of displaced peopleRadebe said reports that some foreign nationals had begun to return to their communities were encouraging. “As the situation continues to stabilise, we call on foreign nationals who are still in shelters to work with the Department of Co- operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) and Community Safety to ensure a smooth reintegration process.”The IMC urged communities to open their arms to returning foreign nationals and to assist in their reintegration. Radebe said the return of displaced persons to their communities resulted in the official closure of Elsburg Shelter on 23 April.“Those who were not yet ready to be reintegrated have been accommodated at the Primrose Shelter.”The Department of Health closely monitored, co-ordinated and delivered health and medical services to foreign nationals in any area needed as well as at the temporary shelters. Services available included emergency medical services, primary health care services, communicable diseases control, environmental health services, health promotion, forensic pathology services and mental health services.Documentation of foreignersRadebe said foreign nationals who were in the country illegally were either detained for prosecution or deportation by the Department of Home Affairs, and the department was helping displaced people to verify their status. “In cases where the displaced persons have no documentation or they are in the country illegally, the department still captures their details. Their information and fingerprints are captured in order to provide documentation to facilitate their repatriation.”He said the Department of Home Affairs was working closely with foreign missions in South Africa to ensure the smooth repatriation of those wanted to return voluntarily to their home countries.“We have thus far repatriated a total of 1 997 undocumented migrants from both KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng temporary shelters, 911 to Malawi, 316 to Mozambique, 753 to Zimbabwe, and 17 to Tanzania.”He said about 1 507 documented people were awaiting repatriation and the government would continue to engage with their missions to ensure a smooth process.A lasting solutionThe government was committed to finding a lasting solution to the problem to prevent the shameful attacks from happening again, said Radebe.“We believe that issues of migration can only be resolved by taking a holistic approach that deals with all issues highlighted by communities. This includes identifying and resolving challenges highlighted by local traders.”The Ministry of Small Business Development had also been tasked with identifying the issues that were relevant to small business.Despite the events of the past weeks, Africans from other countries still considered South Africa a safe place to visit, Radebe said, adding that in March, 10 548 people from Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe visited South Africa. The republic had welcomed 13 533 people from the same countries from the beginning of April to date.“We are heartened that our brothers and sisters on the continent still consider our country a multicultural society that welcomes and promotes interaction among people of different backgrounds.”Source: SANews.gov
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