CFPB Director to Address Industry Leaders at Five Star Government Forum

first_img On April 5, 2017, CFPB Director Richard Cordray will address a collection of industry and government leaders at Five Star Government Forum to provide an update on the mission of the CFPB and the Bureau’s priorities in the years to come. The event, which will take place at the historic Newseum, brings together the private and public sectors to discuss the vital issues facing the housing and mortgage industries.“We are delighted to welcome Director Cordray to the Government Forum,” said Ed Delgado, Five Star Institute President and CEO. “I’m looking forward to meeting with him regarding the current regulatory environment and the role CFPB will play in the growth and health of the housing industry.”Throughout the day, leading subject matter experts will discuss topics central to the future of the industry, including the business priorities of the GSEs in the coming year, a discussion on overcoming challenges presented by HUD’s conveyance standards, and the future of loss mitigation.In addition to Director Cordray, James Lockhart III, Vice Chairman of WL Ross and Co. LLC, and David Lowman, the EVP Single-Family Business at Freddie Mac, will address the audience.“It’s a pivotal time in our nation’s history and for the future of our industry.” said Delgado. “We look forward to hosting these leaders and fostering a better understanding of federal policy and regulatory priorities in the years ahead.”Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DS News and DSNews.com. To register for the event, click here. Previous: Fitch downgrades distressed bonds Next: What Gorsuch Means for Business, Regulators Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe 2017-02-02 Phil Banker The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Phil Banker began his career in journalism after graduating from the University of North Texas. He has covered a number of communities across Texas and southern Oklahoma, writing news and sports for publications including the Ardmoreite, Ennis Daily News and the Plano Star-Courier. He is currently a contributor to DS News and The MReport. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago February 2, 2017 1,187 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Director to Address Industry Leaders at Five Star Government Forum Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Phil Banker Related Articles CFPB Director to Address Industry Leaders at Five Star Government Forumlast_img read more

MUI calls on Muslims to comply with health protocols during Idul Adha

first_img“We need to focus on our health. If we are unfit or carrying preexisting diseases, it is advisable for us to pray from home.”Residents who wish to perform qurban (animal sacrifice) for Idul Adha are suggested to go to abattoirs in order to prevent crowds during the ritual. In addition, the MUI recommended that qurban be done by professionals.“We must pay attention to the cattle’s health conditions,” Asrorun said, adding that the cattle should meet the requirement for qurban – proper age and good health.He also called on qurban procession committees or religious social institutions to distribute the qurban meat directly to those in need and prevent any large crowds from forming during the qurban.The MUI had previously warned that, given the current pandemic, distributing the meat immediately after the ritual might pose a health risk. Thus, it suggested the qurban meat be processed into canned food or cooked as rendang before being distributed. The council through its fatwa permits the distribution of qurban meat at a later time after Idul Adha, suggesting that any excess meat should be preserved instead of thrown out.During this year’s Idul Adha, Indonesia’s second-largest Islamic group, Muhammadiyah, encouraged Muslims to convert their qurban into sadaqah (alms) to help those who have been hit hard by the pandemic.Topics : To contain the spread of COVID-19, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has called on all Muslims nationwide to maintain health protocols when celebrating and praying on Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice), which falls on Friday.Repeating previous calls from the Religious Affairs Ministry and Muslim groups, the MUI fatwa commission secretary, Asrorun Niam Sholeh, advised people living in areas at high risk of COVID-19 transmission to pray at home.“Those living in considerably safer areas are allowed to perform mass prayers in mosques but they must comply with strict health protocols. Use masks, perform wudhu [ablution rituals] at home, bring our own sajadah [praying mat] and maintain a physical distance,” Asrorun said through a written statement on Tuesday.last_img read more

A look into the bond Kevin Durant cemented with Spencer Hawes

first_imgSEATTLE – The fans kept cheering Kevin Durant and yelling out his name.Even as the Warriors’ star attempted to attend to every Sonics fan and luminary he could, nothing would stop him from connecting with someone that has meant the most to him. Shortly after his pre-game routine in his first stop here since his rookie season with the former Seattle SuperSonics, Durant spotted former NBA center Spencer Hawes.Durant gave him a big hug . Durant and Hawes then talked as if they are siblings. In …last_img read more

Josh Phegley, A’s hammer Pirates 14-1

first_imgPITTSBURG — Josh Phegley had a career-high eight RBIs Friday as the visiting Oakland A’s broke out of a six-game losing streak in a big way, shellacking the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-1.Phegley hit a solo homer, two bases-clearing doubles and an RBI single. It was the most RBIs against Pittsburgh since St. Louis’ Kenny Reitz had eight June 28, 1977.Matt Chapman also homered for the A’s, who racked up 16 hits.Pittsburgh had its two-game winning streak snapped and has lost nine of 11. Oak …last_img read more

Amashova named UCI World Cycling Tour qualifier

first_img4 July 2014The Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic road cycle race, which takes place between Pietermaritzburg to Durban, was on Thursday named the new South African qualifying event for the 2015 UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT).It takes place on 12 October and replaces the Msunduzi Road Challenge as the only African qualifier for the UCI Amateur Road World Championships.The UWCT is known as the amateur World Championships qualifying series, and consists of 15 qualifying events all over the world.From those events, the top 25 percent of finishers in each of the Masters’ age groups qualify to participate in the Amateur Road World Championships, where the champions receive the coveted rainbow-striped jersey.2012 UWCT FinalIn 2012, Pietermaritzburg and its surrounds hosted the UWCT Final, when the Msunzduzi Challenge served as the race to determine world champions. A number of South Africans claimed the prestigious rainbow-striped jerseys.Lynette Burger, who retired from professional cycling in 2011, won gold in the individual time trial and the road race in the 30 to 34 age category. Further road race gold medals were won by Pauline Cound (women 50 – 54), Anette Loubscher (women 40-44), and Gary Beneke (men 50 – 54).Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban ClassicThe 106km Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic, which begins at the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg and finishes at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World on Durban’s Golden Mile, is KwaZulu-Natal’s premier cycling race and has been in existence since 1986.Last year, a total of 11 000 cyclists took part in the event.For those cyclists looking for something a little shorter, a 65km half challenge, from Cato Ridge to Durban, is available, while there is an even shorter 35km route from Hillcrest to Durban.‘An adrenaline rush for all’“With the decision to add exciting new events to our line up, cyclists and spectators can expect to see a variety of riders crossing the finish, which always creates an adrenaline rush for all,” race organiser Annie Batchelder said in a statement on Thursday.“For the more serious riders, there’s the criterium, and for the kids a fun ride, which is set to commence along the newly completed Snell Parade to Durban’s Blue Lagoon and back. This way, with so much on offer, we have pedalling good fun for everyone.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

SKA South Africa unveils ‘First Light’ image from outer space

first_imgCD AndersonThe Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project, near the town of Carnarvon in the remote Northern Cape, revealed the first image of space taken using the project’s first phase of 16 fully-functioning MeerKAT receptor units.Named ‘First Light’, the image was presented at an onsite function held on 16 July 2016.SKA SOUTH AFRICA – Google Search https://t.co/rkUO4fplxv pic.twitter.com/PZ5Z7402uv— Sonia (@S_o_n_i_a) July 9, 2016The presentation formed part of a tour of the SKA facilities by other ministers and 11 government deputy ministers, invited by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.Among the dignitaries was Ebrahim Patel, minister of economic development and member of the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission (PICC).Infrastructure investment is a key priority of the National Development Plan and the New Growth Path, and the SKA project is one of 18 strategic infrastructure projects identified by the PICC as a priority for national economic growth.The aim of the tour, said Pandor, was to create project ambassadors in the government to spread the message of SKA’s ground-breaking work in the field of astro-science that aided South Africa’s reputation as a global scientific player, as well as to highlight the positive impact of the project on the people of Carnarvon.Min Pandor and Dep Minister during the visit to the SKA tdy, NCape pic.twitter.com/8DfnhprdcU— tommy makhode (@tommymakhode) July 16, 2016‘First Light’SKA’s chief scientist, Dr Fernando Camilo, unveiled the ‘First Light’ image during the ministers’ visit, beginning with some background about how radio wave technology worked and how it was evolving as SKA itself advanced.Highlighting the differences between images taken with a conventional visual telescope – one in Chile – and a smaller radio telescope array in the United States, Camilo said the image captured by the 16-unit array – a quarter of its prospective capacity – was much clearer and lot more detailed than anything captured before. It revealed over 1 300 galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 were known before.A particular highlight of the image shows what is known as a Fanaroff-Riley Class 2 (FR2) object: a massive black hole in the distant universe. In the image, matter can be seen falling into the black hole and producing the bright dot at the centre. The FR2 object launches jets of powerful electrons moving at close to the speed of light, emitting radio waves that are then detected with the array. (Refer to the images in the above tweet)Camilo called the SKA array, as it is now, operating on a quarter of its potential, a “remarkable image machine”. These latest image developments were “beautiful and far better than we could have expected”. Once the full array of 64 MeerKATs was completed, the possibilities for uncovering clearer and more noteworthy cosmic events was a very exciting prospect.Global infrastructure for the worldEarlier today, @dstgovza Minister Naledi #Pandor commissioned 16 dishes of the 64-dish MeerKAT completed so far #SKA pic.twitter.com/sLr1XDv80P— SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) July 16, 2016In her keynote address, Pandor, a passionate advocate of SKA, noted “the dedicated work of hundreds of engineers, scientists, managers and other staff, and South African and international industrial partners, as well as the support of the government and people of South Africa for more than a decade”.The project would turn innovation and development activities into real economic benefits for the people of the area and reputation of the country. Africa’s role in the global science community was vital and very much assured, she said. “We are building a global infrastructure for the world.”What is SKA?The Square Kilometre Array South Africa is a radio telescope project made up of a series of receptor dishes called MeerKATs that collect sensitive radio wave frequencies from outer space, detecting objects millions, even billions of light years away from Earth. The SKA facility then processes the huge amounts of data gathered from these radio waves to formulate images of the objects – including the birth of stars and the forming of new galaxies.Scientists use the information and images gathered by SKA telescopes to better understand how the universe evolved and continues to change.South Africa hosts the bulk of the SKA project, with investments by the government and private research partners totalling more than R3-billion ($205m).#MeerKAT #SKA #FirstLight(Infographic courtesy SKA Africa @SKA_Africa) pic.twitter.com/gSzqwzpXXe— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) July 18, 2016Currently the South African SKA site has 16 fully-functioning MeerKAT dishes, with the full array of 64 receptors expected to be completed by the end of 2017. This will make it part of the world’s most powerful radio telescope system.Set to be completed by 2020, the entire SKA system of 3 000 dishes in locations around the world, including in Australia, South America and the UK, will give astronomy, physics and a host of other sciences an almost limitless amount of data with which to advance human understanding of the universe.The South African section of the project alone has more than 500 global scientific groupsin line to use the Northern Cape array for research and discovery work over the next five years, bringing in much science tourism revenue.“What this will do is bring to South African and world astronomers the most astonishing and profoundly powerful instrument ever used before in radio astronomy,” SKA South Africa Project director Rob Adam said at the visit on Saturday.SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Steven Finn retained in England squad for final Test against South Africa

first_imgEngland have retained Steven Finn in their 13-man squad for the fourth and final Test against South Africa after injured Mark Wood was ruled out of the Old Trafford match.The Middlesex fast bowler, who has played 36 Tests, was included as late cover for Wood on the eve of The Oval clash, after the later was sidelined with a heel injury.However, Finn did not make it into the Playing XI.England are currently 2-1 up in the Test Series after debutants Toby Roland-Jones, who took eight wickets, and Tom Westley, whose composed 59 in the second innings drew praise, helped England to a thumping 239-run win at the Kia Oval. Moeen Ali also recorded a rare hat-trick on the final day.Hampshire left-arm spinner Liam Dawson, who did not play the third Test after featuring in the first two games of this series, was also retained in the squad.England squad: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Tom Westley, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Toby Roland-Jones, James Anderson, Steven Finn, Liam Dawson.last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Micro Medical Solutions Names John Fletcher As Strategic Advisor

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Dodge announces the Octane package for 2019 Charger Hellcat

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Everything is better with 707 horsepower 1 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Holy hell Now playing: Watch this: If you’re interested in the most malevolent of sticker and trim packages, then the $1,495 Octane package on the 2019 Charger Hellcat is for you.  Dodge When people talk about the Dodge Hellcats, most of the time it’s the two-door Challenger getting all the love and attention. This is, of course, a near-criminal oversight because it’s the four-door Charger Hellcat that is the genuinely bonkers member of the family. Dodge is keen to give people even more of a reason to look at the Charger Hellcat with its new $1,495 Octane appearance package, which it announced on Tuesday. The Octane package is available in either Pitch Black or White Knuckle looks on the exterior, though both are graced with a matte black racing stripe with red accents. The trim and exterior badging are also blacked out.Inside, things get a little more interesting with the availability of SRT Performance seats for the first time in a Charger Hellcat. These come with red accent stitching as well as black and white houndstooth inserts, red seatbelts and gloss black interior trim.The rest of the package is pure, good old’ fashioned Hellcat — oh, except for the 20-inch forged Cross Brace wheels. Those come from the Scat Pack and feature knurling on the beat area so you can rip sick burnouts and not worry about the tire slipping on the wheel.If this sounds irresistible to you, then you better skedaddle down to your local Dodge dealer soon, because the Octane package is only available through the end of the model year — not the calendar year. These will start showing up at dealers sometime this fall. Share your voice The 707-horsepower 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat gets a fresh grille Five things you need to know about the 2019 Dodge Challenger… 3:04 Comment Dodge 10 Photos Tags More From Roadshow 2019 Dodge Durango SRT review: Three-row muscle car Performance Cars Sedans Dodge read more

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