DS News Webcast: Wednesday 2/5/2014

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save DS News Webcast: Wednesday 2/5/2014 Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Wednesday 2/5/2014 About Author: DSNews Related Articles in Featured, Media, Webcasts Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 5, 2014 677 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: MountainView Announces Sale of $2.4B in Fannie Mae MSRs Next: Morgan Stanley Announces $1.25B Settlement with FHFA The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2014-02-05 DSNews Subscribe CoreLogic released on Tuesday its Home Price Index for December, noting an 11% bump year-over-year. According to the company, it was the highest annual rate of increase since 2005, pushing 10 states and the District of Columbia to new all-time price peaks.Out of the 47 states reporting price appreciation in December, Nevada ranked highest for another month, posting annual growth of nearly 24%. Following that were California, Michigan, Oregon, and Georgia, with price increases ranging from 12% to 20%. Only three states experienced price declines compared to December 2012: Arkansas, New Mexico, and Mississippi.A survey of potential home sellers in the first quarter finds many face the same issues that current buyers are grappling with. In a survey released by Redfin Tuesday, 29% of homeowners cited low inventory as one of the concerns they have about listing their house, while 27% said heightened competition has made them doubtful about finding a new home. Another common answer among respondents was the difficulty buyers are currently having getting financing.last_img read more

Men’s soccer: With Green Bay game cancellation, Badgers turn to Penn State

first_imgAfter weather saw the McClimon Complex unfit for play for their match against Green Bay Wednesday, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (6-4-2, 3-1 Big Ten) now turn their attention to their upcoming meeting with Penn State (3-6-2, 1-2-2 Big Ten) in State College Sunday. Following the Green Bay cancellation, only Big Ten teams remain on the Badgers’ schedule, with four games remaining in the regular season. After struggling early in the season Wisconsin has been on an absolute tear in Big Ten play, sporting a 3-1 record, with their only defeat coming at the hands of No. 2 Indiana. They will look to keep that hot form going and have a good chance to do so as, aside from Michigan (9-2-1, 3-1-1 Big Ten), their remaining opponents all dwell in the bottom half of the Big Ten standings.Men’s Soccer: Badgers tally season-high four goals in defeat of RutgersThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (6-4-2, 3-1 Big Ten) beat fellow Big Ten opponent Rutgers (2-8-1, 1-4 Big Read…Penn State, on the other hand, are struggling in the wins column, with only one Big Ten victory to their name this season — that being a 3–1 win over last-placed Ohio State. Their inability to score goals has been a major factor in their lack of success. Besides the Ohio State game, they’ve only found the back of the net once in their other four Big Ten matches. A home game in State College will be beneficial for Penn State, as they have struggled mightily on the road so far this season and have yet to pick up a single away victory. One player Wisconsin will have to look out for is Penn State sophomore Daniel Gonzalez, who scored two goals in a 3–1 victory over Stony Brook Tuesday. The midfielder also added an assist to go with his pair of goals in what was his first career start for Penn State.Making waves: New swimming coach Yuri Suguiyama already has championship aspirationsEvery dominant athletic program begins somewhere — pieces of a puzzle that came together somehow to create a dynasty. What Read…Wisconsin will be looking to make an impression in the attacking third, coming off their most prolific offensive performance of the season, a 4–2 victory over Rutgers. The star from that performance was freshman Noah Melick, who recorded a double, his first goals in the cardinal and white. The Badgers may have the superior record this season, but they haven’t tasted victory over Penn State since 2011, something they will be looking to change Sunday. You can catch all the action from University Park on BTN Plus, with kickoff slated for 11 a.m.last_img read more

MLB players explain sudden choice to kneel for anthem: ‘Simply put, things need to change’

first_imgIt appears the latest iteration of the U.S. protest movement, however, has stirred the sport.A large portion of Giants players knelt during the national anthem before exhibitions Monday and Tuesday, including veterans Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence, and veteran first baseman Joey Votto joined Reds teammates in kneeling for the anthem Tuesday afternoon. Giants manager Gabe Kapler also took a knee.Their gestures symbolized increased outrage toward police brutality and racial inequality in the U.S., mirroring a nationwide acknowledgement of the mistreatment of Black people that has crossed some typical racial and socioeconomic divides. Daily protests have taken place across the country following the May 25 killing of unarmed Black man George Floyd by Minneapolis police.”I’ve been taking time to educate myself over the past month about social injustice towards people of color in this country,” explained Giants outfielder Austin Slater, who chose to kneel this week. “Simply put, things need to change. Every person, no matter their skin color, have the fundamental right to expect the same experiences and treatment free from prejudices in this country and around the world.”Wrote Votto in a recent op-ed: “Desire for normalcy is a privilege by which I can no longer abide. That privilege kept me from understanding the ‘why’ behind Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem. That privilege allowed me to ignore my black teammates’ grievances about their experiences with law enforcement, being profiled, and discriminated against.”Unity 🧡🖤#BlackLivesMatter | #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/EIELYL8JtR— SFGiants (@SFGiants) July 22, 2020Unity. ❤️#BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/mR66NAniJq— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 21, 2020MORE: What to know about Alyssa Nakken, the Giants coach making historyVotto knelt next to Amir Garrett, Phillip Ervin and Alex Blandino before Tuesday’s game against the Tigers.In addition to Sandoval, Pence and Slater, Giants outfielder Jaylin Davis and first-base coach Antoan Richardson are among those who have knelt for San Francisco. With the exception of former A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell, MLB players largely declined to acknowledge the Black Lives Matter movement when NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started his anti-racism protests during the national anthem in 2016.Given baseball’s long-term decline in number of African American athletes and its devotion to traditionalism, such widespread silence did not come as a surprise. MLB’s regular season begins Thursday night, and it’s possible members of other teams will follow the lead of the Giants and Reds.Stars elsewhere have spoken up off the field about the Black Lives Matter movement. Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty has suggested he could kneel this year, while Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw, has like, Votto acknowledged that many baseball players didn’t grasp the meaning of race-related protests a couple of years ago.“All the way back with Colin Kaepernick, I think everybody, myself included, just didn’t understand,” Kershaw told The Athletic over the weekend. “We were apologetic for that. I was apologetic for that. But … no, no ‘but.’ We’re going to try to do better now.”last_img read more

Kyrillos Introduces Measure Calling for Sandy Hook to Reopen by Summer

first_imgConcerned about the potential impact on the Bayshore region’s economy of a prolonged closure of the Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area, Senator Joe Kyrillos, R-Monmouth, has introduced a resolution calling on the federal government to make reopening Sandy Hook a priority.“Sandy Hook sustained enormous damage during Hurricane Sandy along with the homes and businesses of Bayshore residents,” Kyrillos said. “But there is more devastation in store if this economic engine for our region is not restored and reopened in time for the 2013 tourism season.“The Sandy Hook Recrea­tion Area is the source of millions of dollars of economic activity every year and an affordable summer getaway for tourists from near and far who will lose out on a treasured summer tradition if it is not reopened. We cannot afford to lose the economic activity generated by Sandy Hook as we seek to rebuild our shoreline,”

he said.Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area is federally owned property that is maintained and operated by the National Park Service.In the resolution, Kyrillos said: “The enormity of the damage to the area is such that without concerted effort and prioritization of restoration of this national recreation area over the next four to five months, the Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area will not reopen for its economically crucial summer season, and potentially tens to hundreds of millions of dollars will be lost to the local and state economies.“At this time when the State was just beginning to crawl out of the depressed economy of the past decade, the continued closure of the Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area through the summer of 2013 would newly cripple and devastate the economy of Monmouth County and the surrounding parts of the State and New York State.”last_img read more

Taylor contented despite limited role at World T20

first_imgWest Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor said though he only played in one of six matches in the just-concluded ICC World Twenty20 World Cup in India, he is more than elated that the team was able to recapture the crown.”It’s a team effort, and a win is a win,” he said, shortly after the arrival of the Jamaican members of the team on Tuesday in Kingston.”We knew when we left here (the Caribbean) that all 15 of us could not play at the same time.”The nature of the wickets called for adjustments to be made, and the selectors chose horses for courses,” he added.Taylor, who claimed none for 30 off three overs in the team’s tournament-opening six-wicket win over England, also explained that the decisions taken were supported by team members.”It (to leave him out) was a team decision, as both players, management and everyone, we took unto ourselves to say that if that’s the best case, then go with whatever decisions are made.”The 31-year-old, who said his focus would now turn to the upcoming Caribbean Tri-Nation series, involving Australia and South Africa, as well as the planned Test tour by India, also gave insight as to what the feeling was like in the players’ dressing room in the last over of the final.Needing a challenging 19 runs off the over with the previously unheralded all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, who made 34 not out off just 10 balls, smashed four sixes off the first four deliveries to seal the win at 161 for six.England had earlier made 155 for nine.”For me, it was never over until the fat lady sings,” Taylor said.”We had some guys, who were feeling down and out by the moment. But we had guys, like myself, who was still pretty optimistic, this knowing the power hitters that we had at the wicket in Carlos Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels, who were set at the time and striking the ball pretty well.”He said he was happy to have played a part in making the Caribbean proud.”The way the guys turned up and put the team and the people of the Caribbean in front was brilliant,” he said.- J. L.last_img read more

Brilliant Lewis too much for Scorpions

first_imgSCARBOROUGH, Tobago (CMC):Left-hander Evin Lewis struck his maiden regional one-day hundred as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force put themselves on the verge of a semi-final spot with a dominant seven-wicket win over Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional Super50 here yesterday.Playing at Shaw Park, Red Force restricted Scorpions to 176 all out off 49.4 overs and then easily chased down their target off 38.5 overs, with Lewis carving out 102 before retiring hurt.He posted an entertaining 148 for the first wicket with Barbadian Kyle Hope, who made 43, a partnership that killed off the game as a contest and negated any ideas Scorpions had of making a comeback.Lewis faced 102 deliveries and smashed eight fours and six sixes, while the right-handed Hope supported in a knock that came from 82 deliveries and included three fours.Antiguan Devon Thomas had earlier top-scored with 70, while Brandon King got 32 as Scorpions rallied to their eventual score after slumping to 41 for four in the 19th over.Jon Ros Jagessar hurt the innings with a spell of four for 32, while fellow off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine claimed three for 34.The victory ensured Red Force remained unbeaten and it stretched their lead at the top of Group A, where they sit with 17 points.Scorpions remained second on 10 points, with third-placed Barbados Pride poised to narrow the gap, once they beat ICC Americas in the other Group A encounter, which ended last night.SCOREBOARDSCORPIONS*J Campbell c Lewis b Deonarine 17J Harrison b Emrit 6J Blackwood c Lewis b Deonarine 10A McCarthy c Richards b Deonarine 6D Thomas run out 70B King c Y Ottley b Hosein 32+A Thomas c Hope b Jagessar 14S Cottrell not out 13N Miller c Hope b J Jagessar 0D Jacobs st Katwaroo b Jagessar 3N Gordon st Katwaroo b Jagessar 3Extras (w2) 2TOTAL (all out, 49.4 overs) 176Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-29, 3-34, 4-41, 5-85, 6-150, 7-158, 8-160, 9-166, 10-176.Bowling: Emrit 10-1-37-1, Jagessar 8.4-0-32-4 (w2), Deonarine 10-0-34-3, Hosein 7-2-31-1, Y Ottley 8-0-26-0.RED FORCEE Lewis ret. hurt 102K Hope c Jacobs b McCarthy 43K Ottley c Thomas b Jacobs 4*J Mohammed lbw b McCarthy 3N Deonarine not out 8Y Ottley not out 10Extras (b2, lb2, w3) 7TOTAL (3 wkts, 38.5 overs) 177Did not bat: R Emrit, A Hosein, +S Katwaroo, J Jagessar, Imran Khan.Fall of wickets: 1-156, 2-166, 3-166.Bowling: Cottrell 5-1-22-0 (w1), Gordon 1-0-8-0 (w1), Miller 6-0-44-0 (w1), Campbell 10-1-40-0, Jacobs 10-1-40-1, McCarthy 6.5-1-19-2.Result: Red Force won seven wickets.Points: Red Force 5, Scorpions 0.Man-of-the-Match: Evin Lewis.Toss: Scorpions.Umpires: L Reifer, N Shivsankar.last_img read more

CEO for GuyOil

first_imgDear Editor,The inability of the Guyana Oil Company Limited (GuyOil) to effectively attract and retain a competent Chief Executive Officer is astounding. Within the short space of eighteen months, I have seen at least three vacancy advertisements in the newspapers for the post of CEO of this state-owned entity.I write this letter with grave concern, because while the entire country is focused on the oil and gas industry, persons in Government fail to realize that GuyOil may be able to play some role in this industry, as it is already a downstream player.The inability of the company to attract and retain a CEO that can navigate the entity into the future of oil and gas is worrisome, but also indicative of larger issues of strategic direction in the country and from the Government.It is with great flourish that GPL recently announced its recruitment of CEO Albert Gordon from Jamaica. Mr Gordon boasts industry specific knowledge which I do expect would transform the energy sector in Guyana. Do I dare challenge GUYOIL to aim for the same, or at least similar?Sincerely,K. Rampersaudlast_img read more


first_imgThe Sunshine Coast girls’ team fought back from a 3-2 half-time deficit to claim the X-Blades 2007 18 Years and Under National Championships Shield today.The Queensland girls had to fight off determined competition from NSWCIS but were too good in the end, running out 6-4 winners. Sunshine Coast captain Karen Freeman said she was proud of her young team. “Most of our girls are about 14 or 15 and they learnt a lot so that was good. It was a really hard game. [NSWCIS] played really well, it was a nice hard physical game,” Freeman said. TouchWest were crowned champions in the Plate division after disposing of Northern Territory 7-5 in the grand final. The accolade will be confidence boosting for one of Touch Football’s emerging regions. TouchWest coach Angela Doyle said all the girls were thrilled after the victory. “It’s been a pretty tough week for the girls, not winning anything in the round games. So to come out in the Plate series and take that is a good bonus for us,” she said. Doyle said Western Australia’s effort in bringing both a boys and a girls team to the Championships was an achievement in itself.  “We haven’t been able to get two teams here for a while so getting a boys and a girls team here is a huge success for TouchWest. We just wanted to do as good as we could this year and we’ll keep building for the next couple of years. “Doyle said the securing the Plate would inspire the team to return bigger and better in 2008. She identified three players in the team’s leadership group for special mention. “Our captains and vice-captains, Sharon Wong, Jenaya Quan and Claire French, have really stepped up. They are definitely the senior players. We’ve got a lot of new young players and they led really, really well.” In the boys division it was local heroes Northern Eagles that took out the Shield final. Eagles accounted for South Queensland Sharks 4-2 in a thrilling final.The Eagles handled the conditions best as the skies opened for the first time in the tournament. Eagles coach David Scholes said Shaye Moran, Malcom Webster and Luke White were the standout performers in his team. “I was pleased with the boys. We didn’t do any preparation for the game. They just came here cold and they went well,” he said. Sydney Scorpions took out the boys’ Plate final with a 10-6 win over Northern Territory.  Scorpions coach David Nolan said the Plate was a good reward for his young side who tried hard but struggled at times in the tournament. “We’ve got a group of guys that range from 14s to 18s. 15 or 16 is the average age so its very much a building tournament for us. For them to get exposure to an elite level of Touch and shows our potential for coming years,” Nolan said.  Nolan credited much of his team’s victory to captain and line-attacking specialist Sam Brisby. “Sam Brisby was our MVP for the tournament and again he stepped up when we needed him to step up. He’s just a fantastic kid, individually brilliant and also a fantastic leader,” Nolan said. Well done to all the teams that competed in a very successful 2007 National 18 Years and Under Championships.last_img read more

23 days agoBournemouth boss Howe plans lesson for booking-prone Jefferson Lerma

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe plans lesson for booking-prone Jefferson Lermaby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe insists he will teach Jefferson Lerma to avoid “needless bookings”.The Colombian grabbed his fourth booking out of seven Premier League games in Saturday’s draw with West Ham United.He told the Daily Echo: “Saturday’s (foul) he probably didn’t need to do. I think the majority of his tackles I’m with him on the pitch and he might be a split second late and it’s a yellow card. That’s the way he plays.”You wouldn’t want him to change that competitive style. Obviously we don’t want to lose him to suspensions and it would be a big blow if we did lose him.”It’s the needless ones (bookings). It’s the ones at the end of the game that he’ll probably look back at and think ‘I didn’t need to do that’. They’re the ones that you want to try and eradicate from his game.”Howe added: “It was well-documented, Harry Arter and our relationship with Harry and how many yellow cards he picked up. But you wouldn’t want to change Harry’s instincts and the way that he played because he wouldn’t be the player that made him what he was.”It’s the same with Jeff. That’s why we signed him. You don’t want to take that away, a lot of the attributes that he shows but it’s trying to educate him and show him maybe a different way at times will be key – talk to him and show him some things.”We want to keep him on the pitch for as long as we can.” last_img read more

8 days agoREVEALED: Arsenal burned off AC Milan competition to sign Dani Ceballos

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Arsenal burned off AC Milan competition to sign Dani Ceballosby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal burned off competition from AC Milan to sign Dani Ceballos this past summer.The Gunners landed Ceballos in August on-loan from Real Madrid – without the option to buy.Calciomercato.com says Milan were in talks with the midfielder before the Gunners stepped in.It’s claimed Ceballos welcomed Milan’s approach and was excited about the move.However, the Italian club could not match Arsenal’s offer, which offered a fee for a straight loan arrangement. last_img