Print This Post in Daily Dose, Events, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News 2021 Five Star Conference Welcomes Home the Industry Sign up for DS News Daily 9 days ago 562 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / 2021 Five Star Conference Welcomes Home the Industry Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: Positive Trends Signal Drop in Forbearances Next: YoY Housing Affordability Declines—a First Since January 2019 Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. About Author: Eric C. Peck Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The 2021 Five Star Conference and Expo will “Welcome Home” the mortgage industry to Dallas this fall, scheduled to unfold in-person on Sunday-Tuesday, September 19-21, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.Now in its 18th year, the Five Star Conference and Expo attracts leading subject-matter experts across the mortgage space and will feature hundreds of exhibitors as thousands of mortgage professionals from across the nation converge on Dallas for the event. More than just a conference, this in-person event will bring together a community of like-minded professionals working towards the common goal of building a stronger residential mortgage industry.“The conversations that unfold at Five Star have never been more critical, and we look forward to helping facilitate them, live and in-person,” said Ed Delgado, Chairman of Five Star Global, the parent company of the Five Star Institute.Headlining a full schedule of education and networking, the Five Star Conference’s popular Labs will offer insights into all segments of the industry and the most pressing topics and headwinds mortgage servicing faces. The nation’s top lenders, servicers, government officials, and industry professionals will have plenty to discuss as they delve into topics such as servicing and compliance, property management, REO, single-family rental investment, fintech, foreclosure, and diversity and inclusion.“Keeping with this year’s conference theme of ‘Welcome Home,’ we are rolling out the red carpet to all mortgage professionals who are eager to connect with their peers and take advantage of the many networking opportunities presented at the 2021 Five Star Conference,” said Delgado. “Our list of speakers grows by the day, and they are equally as enthused to share their insights, takeaways, and best practices with Five Star’s attendees this September.”As women in the mortgage space continue to chart a new course for future generations, the number of women in the industry continues to grow, as they achieve C-Suite status and break down barriers in a traditionally male-dominated industry. The 2021 Five Star Conference’s Women in Housing Awards & Luncheon is an opportunity to recognize these pioneers as they continue to blaze new paths in 2021 and beyond.Also highlighted at this year’s Conference will be the Keys for Life Reception & Concert, an opportunity for Five Star and its sponsors to honor the selflessness and sacrifice of our nation’s military. This event will also feature the presentation of Five Star’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, in addition to a live musical performance by a major act to be announced.Sponsors who have signed up to participate in the event include:Hosting SponsorAuction.comCo-Host SponsorsMortgage Contracting Services LLC (MCS)Safeguard PropertiesPartner SponsorsAltisourceGuardian Asset ManagementMedia SponsorsDS NewsMReportFor more information on the 2021 Five Star Conference and Expo, visit https://fivestarglobal.swoogo.com/fsc2021/1000999. You can also register by clicking here. 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Read Full Story The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) is thrilled to announce the launch of a three-year pilot exchange program with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), a political party in the European Parliament. The goal of this new agreement is to provide meaningful internships for Harvard College students, research opportunities for ALDE’s policymakers, and to promote a free exchange of ideas.The program wrapped up its first phase as Harvard College students Beatrice Walton ‘14 and Karen Zhou ‘14 returned from a summer interning for ALDE in the European Parliament in Brussels. During the 2013-14 academic year, CES will in turn host members of ALDE’s senior policy staff as short-term policy fellows in residence, with Anders Rasmussen and Philip Drauz as the inaugural ALDE fellows. Both institutions are looking forward to the many fruitful exchanges that will come from leveraging the extensive resources and networks at Harvard and the European Parliament.“This opportunity absolutely underscores CES’ core mission,” said Sarah Delude, a CES staffer who took part in writing the terms of this new agreement. “We are thrilled to provide Harvard students with a practical behind-the-scenes look into legislative processes within the European Parliament, while on campus we look forward to learning from ALDE’s policy experts as they engage with the Harvard community and create new transatlantic dialogues.”
Governor Jim Douglas announced yesterday that he would allow S88, An Act Relating to Health Care Financing and Universal Access to Health Care in Vermont, to become law without his signature.“Vermont is recognized as a national leader in health reform, we are the healthiest state in the nation and we are in the midst of implementing significant changes from the federal health care reform bill,” said Governor Douglas. “To spend time and money studying a new model that cannot be implemented until at least 2017 is counterproductive. Further, the drug sample reporting provision adds burdensome new regulations that are unnecessary and could make it difficult for low-income Vermonters to receive needed medications. These sections do not represent meaningful reform; rather they detract from the serious work ahead.”Although S. 88 includes these provisions, Governor Douglas decided to allow the bill to become law because it includes a critical expansion of the innovative Vermont Blueprint for Health. “The Blueprint is key to our efforts to control care costs over time by helping to improve the health of Vermonters. Expanding the Blueprint to more communities extends Vermont’s national leadership, and positions Vermont to take advantage of the federal health care reform law.”Governor Douglas said that he hopes future Legislature’s will revisit the drug sample provisions after evaluating the impact they have on our rural health system and patients.The Governor’s message is attached.
Despite some minor hiccups, Shoemaker says she considers the first-ever virtual RoberCon a success. Natalie Shoemaker is the Marketing and Events Coordinator for Roberson. She and a team of volunteers made it all happen using two virtual platforms. “We’ve had lots of really great panel discussions and social gatherings on our discord channel, and everything is just lighting up,” she says. Brie Smith of Owego says she’s been a regular at RoberCon in the past, and while she missed the social aspect of the in person convention, she was just happy the convention was happening at all. Shoemaker says one of the unexpected perks of the virtual format was it’s ability to reach more people. They coordinated panels and Q&A sessions over Zoom while simultaneously hosting chat groups and vendor space on discord. Guest speakers included actress Miriam Margolyes of the Harry Potter series and actor Paul McGann of Dr. Who. “We were troubleshooting stuff I think the minute the con started and trying to figure out ‘okay, how does this work, we didn’t prepare for this’,” she said. “I feel like they’ve done a great job, each pannel I’ve been in has been well set up and I feel like there have been very few glitches of any kind,” she said. One of those people was Jeffrey Hutton who joined from Louisville, Kentucky. He says the virtual format is what allowed him to attend after some friends suggested he check out the event. (WBNG) — The Roberson Museum and Science Center wrapped up their first ever Virtual RoberCon, after the coronavirus forced them to move the event online. “We’ve been able to gather people from New Zealand and Canada and all across the United States,” she said. “One thing that keeps people from going to some of those bigger conventions is that they don’t have the money or the extra time to travel to those things, and for me, it really comes down to money,” Hutton said. As for RoberCon 2021, Shoemaker says she’s started a wish list for what she’d like to do if the event is held in person, but they’ll be using this year’s event as a learning experience in case next year’s event needs to be held virtually as well.
WADA, the German Olympic committee and anti-doping bodies have backed calls for Russia’s outright ban from Rio — that would be the first time a country has been banned from an Olympic Games over doping.But the Association of Summer Olympic Federations and other groups have urged caution, pointing to the ethical issues of punishing athletes who have never failed drug tests.The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has already barred Russian track and field contenders from Rio after an inquiry into widespread state-sponsored doping in the sport.The CAS will rule on whether the IAAF had grounds to impose a blanket ban on a national federation, since such a suspension inevitably punished athletes with no positive drug test on their record.IAAF president Sebastian Coe attended a CAS hearing in Geneva on Tuesday ahead of the ruling.IOC executives also ordered a reanalysis of all samples by Russian athletes taken at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, vowing punishment against anyone who helped competitors cheat.Because the Sochi Games are so tainted, the IOC said it would not give backing to any international sports events in Russia.It called on “all International Olympic Winter Sports Federations to freeze their preparations for major events in Russia.”This includes world championships and World Cups, the IOC said, calling for winter federations “to actively look for alternative organisers.”In hidingThe Russian Olympic Committee has acknowledged doping problems but insists that collective punishment against possibly clean athletes would leave “the integrity of the Olympic Movement… endangered.”Senior sports and political leaders in Moscow have also questioned the credibility of McLaren’s key witness, the former boss of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov, who admits he was central to the cheating scheme.Rodchenkov is in hiding in the United States and is wanted by Russia.McLaren said his team uncovered forensic evidence that proved Rodchenkov’s claims that Moscow set up a cheating system following the country’s poor performance at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.Share on: WhatsApp Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP |The International Olympic Committee barred Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko from the Rio Games and withdrew backing for international events in Russia over a state-run doping programme, but delayed ruling on a complete ban on the country until after a key court case on Thursday.With the Rio Games due to start on August 5, the IOC executive committee held emergency talks Tuesday on what Olympic president Thomas Bach called a “shocking and unprecedented attack on the integrity of sport and on the Olympic Games” by the Russian government.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which commissioned an independent inquiry into Russian doping, has led international calls for Russia to be banned from Rio over revelations of widespread state-run doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics and other major events in Russia.But the IOC said after the talks it will first “explore the legal options with regard to a collective ban of all Russian athletes for the Olympic Games 2016 versus the right to individual justice.”It is also waiting on a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling on Thursday on an appeal by 68 Russian athletes against an IAAF ban from the Rio competition.Mutko barredThe controversial Mutko, a long-time ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was the highest-profile casualty of the first sanctions as the IOC grapples with the biggest doping scandal in Olympic history.He has denied any wrongdoing and said he expects his deputy to be cleared as well.But the IOC ordered a disciplinary commission to look into his ministry’s role in what Monday’s report called a “state-dictated failsafe system” of drug cheating that included Russia’s secret service swapping dirty urine samples for clean ones through a hole in a wall in Sochi.Lead investigator Richard McLaren says he has conclusive evidence that the four-year doping scheme was directed by the sports ministry with the FSB intelligence agency.As a consequence, the IOC said it will not grant any Rio accreditation “to any official of the Russian Ministry of Sport or any person implicated in the (McLaren) report.”That includes Mutko, who has denied that the government directed the doping programme. He told the Interfax news agency he was hoping for a “reasonable” decision from the IOC on Russia’s participation in Rio.Mutko said he has suspended five top deputies, including his number two Yury Nagornykh, described as the point man for running the cheating scheme.Key ruling due
Submitted by City of LaceyMagic, marimba music, and a myriad of reptiles will delight all ages at the Lacey Community Market in Huntamer Park this Saturday, August 9. In addition to free entertainment, the market will also feature more than 60 vendor booths offering flowers, produce, food, bakery treats, hand-crafted gifts, and re-purposed treasures.The theme of Saturday’s market is Family Fun Day! Kids will enjoy free face-painting, hands-on activities, balloon animals, and inflatable rides including the 21-foot mega-slide and a bounce house. The entire family will be entertained at our main stage by “Reptile Man” Scott Petersen and his menagerie at 11:00 a.m., the joyful Mukana Marimba band at noon, spell-binding magician Michael Budd at 1:00 p.m., and a Zumba dance party at 2:00 p.m.In addition to unique vendors, great food, activities and entertainment, the market also offers plenty of free parking and a pet-friendly atmosphere.The Lacey Community Market is held every second Saturday in the summer at the beautiful Huntamer Park, just four blocks from the freeway on Woodland Square Loop at College Street, behind the Lacey Fred Meyer. Market times are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. New vendors are welcome. More information can be found on the city’s official website at www.ci.lacey.wa.us/market. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn says he was ‘astounded’ to learn that very little progress has been made on fixing water pipes in South Inishowen – just as the supply is due to be extended to Letterkenny.The Donegal Senator conveyed his disappointment at the latest response from Irish Water on the replacement of water pipes in the Slab Lands in Burnfoot and Burt that supply water from the Eddie Fullerton Dam reservoir to homes in South Inishowen.Even though the works to extend this water supply to Letterkenny is approaching completion, Irish Water have confirmed that they are continuing to work on the assessment, design and planning of the pipe replacement on the Slab Lands and they have not provided a timeline for the completion of the works. Senator Mac Lochlainn said:“Irish Water know that there is a real problem with the pipes along this stretch. They have repeatedly burst over recent years, causing huge inconvenience for home owners and businesses in South Inishowen.“A year ago, I arranged a meeting between Irish Water and local public representatives and we were pleased when Irish Water confirmed that they intended to replace these problem pipes.“However, a year on and it appears that little progress has been made. This is astounding when we consider that the works to extend this water supply on to Letterkenny are almost complete”. “As it stands, these regular pipe bursts in this area are now going to inconvenience homes and businesses in Letterkenny too. This doesn’t make sense and I am calling on Irish Water to review this whole issue and prioritise the replacement of these problem pipes as a matter of urgency.“The bottom line is that Irish Water should have fixed this problem water supply to South Inishowen before sending it on to Letterkenny”. Senator warns unfixed Inishowen water problems will pass on to Letterkenny was last modified: November 25th, 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)
Red Bluff >> The Red Bluff Bulls baseball team paid tribute to its sponsoring organization, American Legion Post 167, prior to Friday evening’s match up against the Chico Suns Red team.The 16U team won the All World Father’s Day Classic in Elk Grove over the weekend and Friday Nolan Stacy presented the trophy from the tournament to Legionnaire Joe Gomez.Gomez was joined by Legionnaires Doug England and Bill Peterson and the trio presented the colors prior to the national anthem being played.E …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A warm week, where temperatures averaged 11 degrees above normal, helped push harvest last week according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending October 7. The warm temperatures allowed farmers to keep corn harvest ahead of the 5 year average. Phenomenal progress was made in harvesting soybeans last week; fifteen percent of the crop was harvested. Even with this tremendous progress, soybean harvest lagged the 5 year average. Winter wheat emergence was good and hay producers were cutting and baling as fields allowed. Other fieldwork included hauling and spreading manure, cover crop seeding, fertilizer applications, and fall tillage. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 19 percent and the average for soybeans was 13 percent.Click here to see the latest report.
Curfew was relaxed for three hours on Saturday in Malpura town of Rajasthan’s Tonk district where it was imposed after communal tension erupted following pelting of stones at a Dussehra procession on Tuesday, an official said. The restrictions were imposed on Wednesday morning and mobile Internet services were also suspended to prevent rumour-mongering. Curfew was relaxed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. after reviewing the law and order situation in the area, he said. “A total of 10 people have been arrested in connection with the violence that occurred in the town,” Malpura ASP Gordhan Lal Sonkaria said. He said that markets opened after the relaxation in the curfew. No untoward incident has been reported so far and mobile Internet services continued to be suspended, he added.