David Stevens Announces Retirement After 6 Years Helming the MBA

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago President and CEO of the Mortgage Banker’s Association (MBA) David H. Stevens has set his retirement date for September 30, 2018. Stevens will continue to lead the MBA until that time as a diverse and recently formed MBA member search committee identifies new candidates for the role.”With my cancer in remission, focusing on family, friends and staying healthy is my priority,” Stevens said in a statement. “This was a difficult decision; it’s hard to walk away from supporting an industry that shaped my career. It’s been an honor to work with the talented staff, strong leadership and diverse membership of the MBA.”Under Stevens’ rebranding, the association’s membership growth surpassed expectations over consecutive years and his leadership restored the MBA to financial-health.”I’d like to applaud Dave for his years of dedicated service to the industry and wish him nothing but health and success in the years to come,” said Five Star Institute President and CEO Ed Delgado. “We look forward to continuing to work together with the MBA and other industry trade associations on our shared purpose of strengthening of the industry and homeownership.””We all support Dave in his decision,” said David Motley, 2018 MBA Chairman. “MBA has never been stronger and is well positioned to manage this transition. Dave has given his heart and soul to MBA for nearly seven years and on behalf of the entire membership, we are incredibly grateful for his leadership.”In 2011 Stevens, was an essential part of creating the MBA Open Doors Foundation, founded to help families with critically-ill children. Five years later, Stevens was diagnosed with cancer.Immediate past MBA chairman Rodrigo Lopez is currently head of the search committee, which makes up 12 volunteer MBA members.Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story indicated that Stevens would be stepping down effective September 30, 2017. In fact, his resignation is effective September 30, 2018. We apologize for the error. Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily David Stevens Announces Retirement After 6 Years Helming the MBA Previous: Razor Thin Vote on CFPB Arbitration Rule Stirs Reaction Next: Recognizing Challenges and Taking Action Subscribe About Author: Dean Terrell Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago David H. Stevens David Motley Ed Delgado MBA Mortgage Bankers Association retirement Rodrigo Lopez 2017-10-25 Dean Terrell Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 25, 2017 3,117 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / David Stevens Announces Retirement After 6 Years Helming the MBA Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: David H. Stevens David Motley Ed Delgado MBA Mortgage Bankers Association retirement Rodrigo Lopez The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Secondary Marketlast_img read more

Targeted Growth Program Case Study – Rosalie Touch Association

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first_imgRelated LinksTGP Case Study – Rosalie If your affiliate is looking to grow its junior numbers, why not take inspiration from Rosalie Touch Association (RTA), who were a successful applicant in the 2012/13 Targeted Growth Program.For RTA, establishing a junior development program, a first for the club in its 25-year history, was reason enough to apply for funding for the Targeted Growth Program. And the result of involving juniors for RTA has been a massive success, as Dr Kit Frazer explains. “We wanted to run coaching clinics for the juniors to introduce them to the basic skills of the games through a number of fun games and drills progressing to modified games and then full games,” Frazer said. “We advertised the program through the local schools, public and private, local press and also local rugby clubs. Members of the committee also helped as community coaches in the local schools development program.”“We ran a Level 1 coaching course for our junior coaches and ensured all had working with children checks.”Frazer says that it was clear that the affiliate was suffering from an ageing demographic and that the infusion of youth every year from now on will rejuvenate the club. “We enrolled 145 children and commenced our program on Thursday, 18 October. The development phase ran for eight weeks until mid-December 2012 and we subsequently identified approximately 30 keen and talented kids to play in Mixed Under 12’s and Boys 15’s at the WA Junior State Championships (earlier this year).”“We also now have several of the older kids enrolled and playing in some of the senior teams at Rosalie,” Frazer said. Applications for the 2013/14 Targeted Growth Program (TGP) are now open and all affiliates are encouraged to apply. For more information, please click on the following link:www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=13&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=3893&cHash=ddf3ad2ae2 last_img read more

National chain backs down in dispute over name of NS barber shop

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first_imgHALIFAX – A national chain of men’s barber shops is backing down in its dispute with an independent operator in Nova Scotia.Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop says it “sincerely apologizes” for a cease-and-desist letter sent to Thong Luong, the owner of Tommy’s Barber Shop in north-end Dartmouth.Luong says he received the letter alleging trademark infringement earlier this month, but that he had no intention of complying.He says he received offers from three lawyers to take his case pro bono, and a Nova Scotia cabinet minister also spoke out on his behalf.Service Nova Scotia Minister Geoff MacLellan told reporters he didn’t see how the name of a small barber shop could confuse customers or depreciate the national chain’s brand.Tommy Gun’s backed down Thursday evening through a statement posted on Twitter, wishing Luong “every success in the future.”“Now that we have all of the relevant information, we do not intend to pursue this matter any further,” the chain’s statement read.“Mr. Luong is well within his legal rights to use his name for his barbershop.”Luong, a father of three who immigrated to Canada from Vietnam as a teenager in 1984, said earlier Thursday that he was “proud” of his shop.“Every time my kids go shopping with me, and they see someone call me ‘Hi Tommy’ they’re so proud and they said ‘Dad, everybody like you. I never see a person who don’t like you.’”MacLellan said there are no issues as far as the province is concerned — Tommy’s Barber Shop is registered with Nova Scotia’s Registry of Joint Stocks and is “completely compliant.”The minister said he understands the “reputable” national chain — which has two shops in the Halifax area — might feel it needs to keep its brand equity strong.But he thinks there is room for both businesses, and he hoped they can work things out.“What Tommy Gun’s offers in terms of the consistency of the layout, the products, the services, it’s very different than what you would see at an independent barber,” said MacLellan.After finishing high school, Luong said he worked 90 hours a week, washing dishes and fixing jewelry until he opened his own barbershop in 2003, six years before Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop registered its trademark.Luong said T.G. Corporate Holdings Limited initially gave him until May 22 to change his business name and register a new name with the government.— With files from Fadila Chater and Keith Doucettelast_img read more

Transmission circuit failure knocks out power through the BC Peace

first_imgUPDATE as of 8:50 p.m. power has been restored to every customer in the B.C. Peace.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A large power outage has left almost all residents in the B.C. Peace without power.The outage started at approximately 8:25 p.m. Wednesday and is affecting almost every customer in the B.C. Peace.  According to B.C. Hydro, a transmission circuit has failed.Over 17,000 customers are out all over the B.C. Peace.Crews have been assigned to fix the outage and some early estimates say the power will be out until at least 10 p.m.For updates, watch this page or visit www.bchydro.com/outages UPDATE as of 10:30 p.m. – B.C. Hydro says over 30,000 customers were affected by the power outage Wednesday night.The outage was caused after lightning hit equipment that connected the B.C. Peace with the rest of the B.C. Hydro power grid.  Crews first had to bring both the WAC Bennett and Peace Canyon dams online before restoring power to the region.  That took less than 15 minutes.Once that was complete power could be restored to residential customers and that was completed by 9:15.  Other industrial customers then saw their power restored.last_img read more

The Big Five in North American Pro Sports

Yesterday, Ritchie King and I ran the numbers on the most popular teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and the English Premier League, according to the number of Google searches they generate.The rankings compared teams within each league. But we can also make cross-sport comparisons. What’s the most popular North American professional team in any sport, as judged by Google search frequency globally?It’s either the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox. Each generates about 30 percent more Google searches worldwide than the most popular NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys, and almost 40 percent more than the most popular NBA team, the Los Angeles Lakers. You can skip down to the giant chart at the end of this blog post to see how all teams in the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB compare to one another.The Montreal Canadiens, the most popular NHL team, aren’t particularly close to the most-searched teams in other leagues. Does that mean there’s really a “Big Three” rather than a “Big Four”? (Disclosure: ESPN doesn’t broadcast NHL games, and the league isn’t the subject of all that much focus at the network.)I’d say that the NHL’s status as a major league isn’t in question. The average NHL team generates about two-thirds as much Google search traffic as the average NBA team. There’s a gap there, but it’s no larger than the one separating the NBA and MLB. Furthermore, there’s a lot of overlap in the rankings. The 60th-percentile NHL team (roughly speaking, the Washington Capitals) is about as popular as the 40th percentile NBA team (the Philadelphia 76ers).Keep in mind that these figures are based on global search traffic, so that includes traffic in Canada. Canada — despite its much smaller population — generates almost as much revenue and fan interest for the NHL as the United States.But if we’ve included the NHL, what about Major League Soccer, the Canadian Football League and the WNBA?We have bad news for fans of women’s basketball. The most popular WNBA team, the Seattle Storm, generates only about one-quarter as much search traffic as the least popular Big Four team, the Columbus Blue Jackets.MLS has a better argument. Its most popular teams, the LA Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders, generate more search traffic than the Blue Jackets. The Galaxy and Sounders also earn about as much search traffic as the least popular NBA team, the Milwaukee Bucks.If MLS has a case, the CFL probably does, too. Two of its teams, the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Edmonton Eskimos, also surpass the Blue Jackets in search popularity.But we’ve neglected the league that has the strongest case for inclusion alongside the Big Four. You may have heard of Mexico. It has the 11th-largest population and the 14th-largest economy in the world. It’s a part of North America. And soccer is awfully popular there.In fact, Mexico’s top professional soccer league, Liga MX, is comparable to the NHL in terms of global popularity. Liga MX’s most popular team on Google, C.D. Guadalajara, produces about as much search traffic as the Canadiens, the Seattle Seahawks, the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Bulls.So, if we’re talking North America — not just the U.S. — there’s really a “Big Five”: the NFL, the MLB, the NBA, the NHL and Liga MX. The most popular teams in MLS and the CFL are more popular than the least popular teams in the Big Five, but their inclusion is debatable, especially because they are surpassed by other leagues playing the same sport on the same continent.In the spirit of inclusivity, we’ve ranked the teams in all seven North American leagues in the humongous chart below. (Rankings are taken relative to the average team across all seven leagues, which works out to be roughly the Buffalo Bills or the Cincinnati Reds.) We haven’t included the English Premier League. The top teams in the EPL swamp everybody else in global search traffic; even the Yankees are no match for Man U. read more

Novak Djokovic Is Falling Behind In His Quest To Break Roger Federers

After an extraordinary run, Djokovic has been merely ordinary, by his high standards. Over a seven-year stretch from Wimbledon in 2009 through the French Open last year, he played all 28 majors and reached 28 quarterfinals, 24 semis and 18 finals, winning 11. In a sport increasingly dominated by veterans, Djokovic was getting better as he aged, netting seven finals and six titles from his last eight majors of the stretch. Since then, though, he has a second-round loss, a final loss and a third-round loss. That kind of run used to be respectable even for the world’s best players: Sampras had a worse three-major stretch when he was No. 1 in 1997-98. But more recently Djokovic, Federer and Nadal set a much higher standard of consistency. Now that all three are struggling, Andy Murray has capitalized, winning 29 of his last 30 matches to take a commanding lead in the rankings over No. 2 Djokovic.Djokovic is far from finished. Some of his struggles could be chalked up to bad luck: All three of his recent Grand Slam losses were close, and came after a stretch in which he’d won all his close calls. He’s healthy and sounded motivated in Melbourne after having discussed his quest to find emotional fulfillment on the court last fall. Even during his slump, he has won six of nine matches against fellow top 10 players, including a defeat of Murray two weeks ago. He was favored by experts and Elo ratings to win the Australian Open, and barring injury he’ll be one of the favorites at each of the year’s remaining three majors.But time is not on his side. With each upset loss, Djokovic becomes a little less likely to catch up to his rivals for the sport’s most distinguished record. Share on Facebook Seven months ago, it was hard to imagine Novak Djokovic losing a Grand Slam match: He’d won his last 28, and 53 of his last 55. And 24 hours ago, it was hard to imagine him losing an Australian Open match: He’d won his last 15, and 40 of his last 41. But on Thursday in Melbourne, Djokovic crashed out in the second round to Denis Istomin, 7-6(8) 5-7 2-6 7-6(5) 6-4. Djokovic will be 30 by the time the next major starts (the French Open begins May 28), and he’ll still be stuck on 12 career major titles. His pursuit of Roger Federer’s record 17 titles has stalled out around the same age that slowed Federer and the other two guys Djokovic is chasing: Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras. read more

Football Running back JK Dobbins named freshman AllAmerican by ESPN

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the third quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Alyssia Graves | Assistant Sports DirectorOhio State running back J.K. Dobbins was named to the freshman All-American team by ESPN Monday as the all-purpose back.His current teammate, redshirt sophomore Mike Weber, was named to the team by ESPN last season.In Ohio State’s 27-21 win in the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin, he took 17 carries 174 yards en route to being named the game’s MVP. The freshman running back set the Ohio State record for most rushing yards in a season by a freshman with 1,364, surpassing Maurice Clarett’s record of 1,237 yards set in 2002.In rushing for more than 1,000 yards, Dobbins became only the fourth freshman in Ohio State history to accomplish the feat, joining Weber, who rushed for 1,096 last season, Clarett and Robert Smith. His 1,364 yards are currently the 14th-most in the nation.Dobbins racked up those yards on just 181 carries, bringing his average yards per carry to 7.5. Seven of those carries went for touchdowns. The true freshman also proved to be a receiving threat as well, hauling in 22 catches for 135 yards and a touchdown. read more

Belize Tourism raises over 100000U for Caribbean hurricane relief donates to CTO

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBelize, March 13, 2018 – For every tourist that stayed or played in Belize for the month of October in 2017, Belize tourism stakeholders donated one dollar and that amounted to a sizable contribution from the Belize Tourism Board.  Caribbean Tourism Organization or CTO was presented $119,868 by the BTB after Hurricanes Irma and Maria; two historic storms which decimated many islands of the region.Participating stakeholders included the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA), the Belize Hotel Association (BHA), Tropic Air, the Belize Airport Concession Company (BACC), tour operators, water taxis, and hoteliers among many others.The Caribbean Relief Fund of Belize is one of those fabulous stories coming out of an otherwise horrible time for so many countries which depend on the beauty of their islands to attract tourists.The donation announcement came in February during the CTOs State of the Union address, where it was also revealed that for the first time in history, the Caribbean recorded over 30 million stay over guests region-wide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw7fN7u222khttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpSzeJCovyI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

Wilmingtons Curbside Collection Of Christmas Trees To Begin January 7

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