Runners best friend

first_imgFour-legged runners will join their two-legged counterparts to take part in the Penny Marathon, a run, cycle and roll event held in Athens and Sydney every year to raise awareness of stray, abused and neglected cats and dogs. Among the participants will be Marko, a former Greek stray dog and now seasoned marathoner, who will run 10 kilometres with his owner in support of all the animals still looking for the love and warmth of a forever home. “My partner found Marko when he was on a trail run on Mount Ymittou in Athens one morning,” says Julia Douni. “This three-month-old stray pup appears out of nowhere and runs the entire 12-kilometre course with him. It was as if he knew that this was his chance at a family and had to keep going to prove his worth.” An hour later, the pup is sprawled at the runner’s feet, dipping his head to take a sip of water. “He had a look of ‘Did I pass the test? Will you take me with you?’ and the next thing he’s on Niko’s motorbike, ears flapping in the wind, headed home.” That was the summer of 2009. Today, Marko is an integral part of the family. He regularly enters running races and competitions with his owners, has travelled to all of the mountains of Greece, has thrown himself into rivers, lakes and beaches, and has best friends to whom he is loyal and defends. He is one of the lucky ones. Some figures suggest there are half a million stray animals living in the city and rural streets of Greece, as Marko did as a pup. The reality for these animals is a far cry from the iconic images of cats set against potted flowers and white-washed buildings on Greek islands. If you scratch the surface, you will be instantly confronted with the brutal truth of puppies and kittens found dumped in garbage bins, mass poisonings in public parks, and other images of cruelty and neglect. Government support is next to non-existent and Greek laws governing animal abuse – fines of up to 30,000 euros for an incident of abuse – are mocked by authorities. The survival of these animals is left in the hands of desperate volunteer groups operating with no funding, and those compassionate enough to provide the occasional handful of food and water or to stop their car to help an animal writhing in pain by the side of the road. It is this reality and the need for change that drives participants to enter the Penny Marathon, especially those who have adopted a former stray and whose lives have been touched as a result. Sadly, for every Marko that is adopted in Greece there are hundreds of thousands that never will be. These animals are largely left to fend for themselves. Beyond the need to find food and shelter every day, there’s also navigating the pitfalls – not getting hit by a car, not falling victim to poison, not falling into the hands of violent and sadistic people. On Sunday, 13 July, Julia and Marko will be running alongside Marilia Politis and her dog, Bowie, in Athens, for the second consecutive Penny Marathon. In 2006, Marilia came to hear about the then one-year old Bowie through a friend. “He was in a terrible state when he was found. He had been badly hit, had severe infections and was very sick. I agreed to mind him for a few hours and, well, that was eight years ago and I haven’t looked back,” says Marilia. “Everything changed the day he entered my life. I have learnt many things about myself, about dogs and, unfortunately, about what human beings are capable of doing too,” she adds. For Julia and Marilia, the Penny Marathon is a way to join forces with like-minded people. “People who have certain sensibilities, people who hurt and cry without shame for all kinds of injustice and abuse (people or animals, there is no difference for me), and people who are willing to exhaust themselves physically and emotionally to get a message across,” explains Julia. “It’s for this reason that I choose to unite myself with this cause in the understanding that a collective voice delivers a louder message and one that it worthy of earning the respect of all. Miracles cannot happen overnight but I genuinely hope that, with time, we will succeed to make a change.”The Penny Marathon advocates for adoption, neutering and spaying of stray and unwanted companion animals in Greece and Australia. It also honours the work of volunteers who try to save the lives of these animals. More information is available at www.pennymarathon.com* Ellie Prodromou is a Greek Australian and a co-founder of the Penny Marathon. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Le jeu vidéo sest largement dématérialisé en 2011

first_imgLe jeu vidéo s’est largement dématérialisé en 2011En 2011, les ventes de jeux vidéos dématérialisés ont détrôné les ventes de jeux physiques qui se trouvent en perte de vitesse.Les téléchargements de jeux sont désormais plus importants que les achats de supports physiques. Selon une étude réalisée par un cabinet japonais, les logiciels de jeux vidéo vendus en boîte et sur un support physiques représentent à présent moitié moins que les nombreuses applications qui peuvent être téléchargées dur la Toile.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?D’après la société nippone Enterbrain, les jeux en ligne – qu’ils soient téléchargeables ou non -ont atteint une part de marché atteignant 58% des ventes totales, en 2011. Les jeux vendus sur des supports du type disque optique, carte-mémoire ou cartouche ne représentent donc que 42% du marché. Dans cette industrie, les ventes mondiales représentent un chiffre d’affaires de 50 milliards d’euros.L’essor des tablettes tactiles, smartphones, ainsi que les ventes de consoles portables équipés d’un accès à Internet ont fortement contribué à ces résultats. Enterbrain appelle “nouveau segment du divertissement” ce secteur en pleine effervescence qui est parvenu à détrôner les supports physiques pour la première fois. Et il ne faut pas non plus négliger les téléchargements gratuits d’applications qui visiblement ne sont pas comptabilisés. Ainsi nous constatons que le jeu vidéo dématérialisé s’est largement répandu ces dernières années.Le 24 mai 2012 à 19:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

first_imgMIAMI — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to Florida to help with search-and-rescue operations Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation.“I just hope everyone survived,” Gov. Rick Scott said.He said boats were cast ashore, water, sewers and electricity were knocked out, and “I don’t think I saw one trailer park where almost everything wasn’t overturned.” Authorities also struggled to clear the single highway connecting the string of islands to the mainland.The scale of the damage inflicted by Irma on Sunday began to come into focus as the hurricane weakened to a tropical storm and finally pushed its way out of Florida, but not before dealing a parting shot by triggering severe flooding around Jacksonville in the state’s northeastern corner.Around midday, Irma also spread misery into Georgia and South Carolina as it moved inland with winds at 50 mph.One death in Florida, that of a man killed in an auto accident in the Keys during the storm, was blamed on Irma, along with one death in Georgia. At least 36 people were killed in the Caribbean as the storm closed in on the U.S. mainland.The governor said that the damage along Florida’s southwest coast in such places as Naples and Fort Myers was not as bad as feared. But in the Keys, he said, “there is devastation.”last_img read more

Pep pleased with Jesus despite goal drought

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed he is delighted with Gabriel Jesus despite the striker’s ongoing goal scoring drought.The Spanish manager remains unconcerned by Jesus’ struggles in front of goal, insisting the striker’s all-round contribution to the Premier League champions is crucial.The Brazil international’s winner at Southampton in the final minute of last season ensured City finished with 100 points with the 21-year-old’s campaign scoring 13 goals from 29 league matches.However, the early months of this current campaign has been full of toil for Jesus, who has just one Premier League goal, which came in the 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town back in August, from nine appearances.Seven of those nine appearances have been as a substitute, however, and Guardiola was deeply impressed by the striker’s performance during Thursday’s 2-0 League Cup win over Fulham.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Of course he needs a goal, the strikers they live for that, but the performance was excellent,” said Guardiola, according to the club’s official website.“A lot of movement without the ball and people don’t realise the help [that gives] to the other guys.“He’s a guy who gave us a lot, but he’s still a young player, he can improve, he can be calmer inside the box, but he has the desire and that’s why he’s extended his contract here for many years.“We’re going to try to help him. I’m so satisfied with the way he’s playing this season, but of course, strikers need a goal to be completely ‘okay, I am there’. But we are in November and many things are going to happen in the future.”last_img read more

Assemblymember Weber hosts Community Health Fair BacktoSchool Kick Off

first_imgAssemblymember Weber hosts Community Health Fair & Back-to-School Kick Off 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)  – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) will host her annual Health Fair and Back-to-School Celebration on Saturday, August 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the O’Farrell Charter School, 6130 Skyline Drive, San Diego. This event is free and open to the public.The community is welcome to bring family and friends to this free fun-filled event, which will include a wide variety of health screenings, educational activities and a back to-school backpack giveaway. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about programs and resources to help improve their health and quality of life.Saturday, August 11th – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.6130 Skyline DriveSan Diego, CA 92114 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 10, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Shirley Weber FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom August 10, 2018last_img read more

Working in Clark County Jan Asai Columbia Dance Studio director

first_imgJan Asai, a dancer all the way through college, is passionate about the arts community in Vancouver. She worked as an accountant, then helped launch a nonprofit dance studio in retirement. With the support of her husband, Winston, she has been able to devote herself to volunteer activities. “At the end of the day,” Asai says, “I feel so blessed.”Name: Jan Asai, 360-737-1922.Job/employer: Volunteer executive director of Columbia Dance Company.Age: 63.Professional background: Retired accountant for several companies, taught accounting at Clark College and last worked as general manager at T.H.I.S. Computer Solutions until it closed in 2003.Education: Bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Oregon State University, and is a certified public account.Residence: Felida.One word to describe yourself: Passionate.How it started: I had been a dancer all the way through college. When I was in my mid-30s I was looking for a dance studio for my 5-year-old daughter. I enrolled her at the Academy of Ballet Arts studio and I started taking lessons from Wendy de la Harpe, the jazz teacher. De la Harpe wanted help to start putting on performances. In early 1989, the two of us founded Columbia Dance and in September we were granted nonprofit status. We started looking for inexpensive space for classes and rehearsals in vacant buildings downtown. We moved a lot. After de la Harpe returned to her native South Africa, I hired Jan Hurst, a dance teacher from Portland, in 1996. Hurst bought the building at 17th and Broadway. … The remodeling estimate escalated to $650,000 and three years. My lead donor was Leslie Durst (a philanthropist and supporter of the arts), which helped me to get grants from Murdock Trust and Meyer Memorial Trust (for some of the cost).Most challenging part of job: As I was getting started, I did not know how I was going to raise the money. Today my challenge is how to continually improve, from our bookkeeping practices to increases in staff. We are trying to build for the future, something beyond my time with the company.last_img read more

82 of employers are aware of the Fit for Work service

first_imgMore than eight in 10 (82%) HR professional respondents are aware of the government’s Fit for Work service, compared to 70% ahead of the service’s launch in 2015, according to research by PMI Health Group.Its survey of 71 HR managers and directors in medium to large organisations also found that less than a quarter (21%) of respondents report using the Fit for Work service.The research also found that 60% of respondents believe that the service places too much focus on fitness to work rather than early intervention measures and phased returns to work.More than two thirds (68%) of respondents find the free health advice offered through the service useful.The Fit for Work service provides free work-related health advice via a website and telephone line. It also enables employees who are on long-term sick leave to be referred to an occupational health professional by their GP or employer to create a return to work plan.Mike Blake (pictured), director at PMI Health Group, part of Willis Towers Watson, said: “It would have been fair to expect an increase in awareness of the Fit for Work scheme to have gone hand in hand with a reasonable level of participation but this clearly hasn’t happened.“Part of the problem may be that employers must wait until an employee has been absent for four weeks before referring them to an occupational health professional. Many employers opt for early interventions, which can be so important in tackling long-term sickness absence, and they may be pursuing a course of action that does not easily include the Fit for Work service.”last_img read more

Report Ketchikan Flightseeing Plane Was Equipped with Adequate GPS Tech

first_imgA federal accident report says a sightseeing floatplane that crashed in a mountainous site near Ketchikan, killing all nine on board, was equipped with technology to provide better information about the terrain.The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report was released today (Tuesday). The deHavilland DHC-3 crashed June 25 on a steep cliff about 25 miles from Ketchikan, killing the pilot and eight cruise ship passengers. The report drew no conclusions about the cause of the crash.The NTSB has removed from the wreckage instrument panels that are part of a terrain-avoidance technology known as the Capstone program.The program generally provides GPS technology that allows pilots to see on cockpit displays concise information about terrain, other aircraft and weather.last_img read more

Alaska celebrates 58th year as a state

first_imgHappy birthday, Alaska.Listen nowOn this day, 58 years ago, Alaska officially became the nation’s 49th state. On January third, 1959 — six months after President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act — the Last Frontier officially became part of the union.Prior to that, for 92 years, Alaska had been a U-S territory, after being purchased from Russia in 1867 for a total of just $7.2 million, or about two cents per acre.last_img

India allays fears of instability in stock currency markets

first_imgIndian stock markets went into a tailspin on Thursday mid-session after the Indian Army said at a press conference that it conducted surgical strikes on terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan on Wednesday night. The press conference was addressed jointly by the defence ministry and external affairs ministry.In the morning, the benchmark indices had opened on a positive note. The instability in currency and stock markets will be passing phase and it would be business as usual soon, a senior Indian finance ministry official said.”The markets including the currency markets, the stock market they will stabilise in a matter of a very, very few days,” Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das told reporters in New Delhi, reports Reuters.The markets crashed in the afternoon and lost as much as 572 points at the day’s low of 27,719, but staged a modest recovery to close at 27,827, down 465 points, or 1.64 percent.The broader, NSE Nifty ended 154 points, or 1.76 percent, at 8,591.The rupee ended at 66.85 to the US dollar.Terrorism-biggest threat to our financial & economic stability and growth.Decisive action against terrorism will spur growth and stability— Shaktikanta Das (@DasShaktikanta) September 29, 2016Finance Minister Arun Jaitley lauded Indian Army’s capabilities to hit those who are enemies of peace in the region.India is capable of repelling all forces that subvert peace in the region. We are proud of #IndianArmy & leadership of @narendramodi ji.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) September 29, 2016Top Sensex losers included Adani Ports, Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank, GAIL (India) and Tata Steel.Among sectoral indices on the BSE, the Bankex lost 2.43 percent, Auto 2.13 percent, Realty 6.3 percent, Healthcare 3.26 percent, Utilities 3.49 percent and Industrials 3.29 percent. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, which debuted on the stock exchanges on Thursday, listed at a discount to the issue price of Rs. 334 and ended at Rs. 297.65, down 10.88 percent to the issue price.The uncertainty could stay in view of the geo-political situation after the surgical strikes on terrorist camps. “Markets may remain under pressure over uncertainty about geopolitical situation between two countries and take wait and watch approach in the short term,” Dinesh Thakkar, CMD, Angel Broking, said in a note.”It is pertinent to note that during 1999 Kargil war, markets eventually bounced back with more than 13% gains between the start to the end of the war. In my view, once the current issue also de-escalates, the markets will revert back to its fundamentals which remain strong for India,” he added.last_img read more

EU planning to honour visionary Kohl

first_imgA woman sits next to a photograph of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl as she signs an official condolence book in the Chancellery in Berlin on 18 June, 2017. Photo: AFPThe European Commission hopes to organise a grand ceremony to remember former German chancellor and European “visionary” Helmut Kohl, a commission spokeswoman said Sunday.“Preparations are already underway,” Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker’s spokeswoman Mina Andreeva told AFP. “We are in close contact with the German authorities and his family”.Such a rare event would be a fitting tribute to Kohl, recognised as one of three men to hold the title of Honorary Citizen of Europe, along with Frenchmen Jean Monnet and Jacques Delors.Kohl, widely regarded as the father of German reunification after the fall of the Berlin Wall and a key player in European integration, died on Friday aged 87.He helped a Germany that was split during the Cold War between a capitalist west and a communist east make the traumatic transition to a unified democracy.The towering figure of European contemporary history also worked with France’s Francois Mitterrand to shape the European project and pushed Germans to part with their cherished Deutschmarks in favour of the single European currency, the euro.Juncker described Kohl as the “very essence of Europe”.“Helmut Kohl filled the European house with life-not only because he built bridges to the west as well as to the east, but also because he never ceased to design even better blueprints for the future of Europe,” Juncker said.“Helmut’s death hurts me deeply. My mentor, my friend, the very essence of Europe, he will be greatly, greatly missed,” he said.although no date for the tribute has been announced, it could reportedly take place at the headquarters of the European Parliament in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, near the Swiss border.Kohl died peacefully in his bed at home in Ludwigshafen, in the southwestern state of Rhineland-Palatinate, said the Bild newspaper, adding that his wife Maike Kohl-Richter was by his side.last_img read more

Writ seeks end to unnecessary Csections

first_imgHigh-CourtA writ petition was filed with the High Court on Tuesday seeking its directives to prevent unnecessary caesarean sections in the country, reports UNB.Supreme Court lawyer Syed Sayedul Haque Suman filed the petition.The HC bench of justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and justice KM Kamrul Kader is likely to hear the writ on Wednesday, said Suman.According to WHO and UNICEF reports, about 77 per cent of the caesarean sections that took place in Bangladesh last year were unnecessary. Besides, caesarean sections increased by 51 per cent between 2016 and 2018.Suman said about 95 per cent of the income at clinics come from caesarean sections which are being done without any consultation. “If the current tendency continues, it might lead the country to a serious crisis. That’s why the writ petition was filed,” he said.He said no step has yet been taken by the government to monitor the situation.The petitioner prayed to the court to issue a rule on the authorities concerned to explain as to why their inaction to monitor the matter should not be declared illegal.Health secretary, director general of the Directorate General of Health Services and others concerned have been made respondents to the writ.last_img read more

JJ Abrams is making an espionage RPG video game

first_imgJJ Abrams plans on returning to the spy genre in a completely different medium. His Bad Robot squad will join forces with ChAIR to make a game called Spyjinx. The Unreal Engine 4-powered experience is described on the official site as “a unique mix of action strategy gameplay, dynamic world building and RPG character development – all set in a thrilling, treacherous world of espionage.”If you’re curious about this content, you can sign up for the beta right now on the website. The game is expected to hit PC and mobile in 2016. Here’s Abrams and Donald Mustard, ChAIR’s creative director talking about the game.“I feel like it’s a natural progression from what we’ve been doing,” Abrams said. “We really wanted to expand into this area of entertainment.”Abrams went on to say that he understands the history between Hollywood and the video game industry has not always been the best, and that Spyjinx came from a natural collaboration between the two groups instead of one forcing an idea on the other.ChAIR, a subsidiary of Epic Games, will provide the video game know how to bring the story to life. The developers previously brought games like Undertow, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade franchise to digital life. While Abrams and Bad Robot are known for TV shows like Lost and film series’ like Star Trek and Mission: Impossible, the Bad Robot Interactive division released an app called Action Movie FX a few years. It allows you to edit special effects into whatever video you shoot on your phone or tablet.Back in 2013, Abrams appeared on stage at DICE to talk about the merits of video games. At the time, there were plans to team up with Valve, but that relationship hasn’t led to any releases yet. Abrams next release will be a little film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18.last_img read more

Record footfall of pandalgoers at Sealdah Stn

first_imgKolkata: The Sealdah division of Eastern Railway experienced a record rush of Puja pandal-hoppers during Durga Puja this year. At Sealdah station, the footfall from Chaturthi to Saptami (October 13 to 16) recorded 6,12,136 which is 12.1 percent more than the previous year’s statistics of 5,46,260 passengers during the same period. “This has resulted in a sharp increase in window sale earning at Sealdah Station that registered Rs 1,19,82,400 which is 27.9 percent more than Rs 93,68,030 earned during corresponding Puja days of the previous year,” a spokesperson said. The total number of passengers during this period stood at 72,72,796 which is 9.4 percent more than the previous year’s footfall of 66,45,800. This has resulted in an increase in ticket booking earnings to Rs 6,89,92,997 which is 8.1 percent more than Rs 6,38,11,226 earned during the corresponding period (Chaturthi to Saptami) of the previous year.last_img read more

Freddie Mac to Align Refi Program With LTV Needs

first_img Share “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ announced Tuesday its plans to expand on its Relief Refinance Mortgage Program by aligning separate mortgage requirements.[IMAGE]The GSE announced that it will align requirements for mortgages with loan-to-value (LTV) ratios that are equal to or less than 80 percent with those for mortgages with LTV ratios greater than 80 percent. The alignment is expected to eliminate many of the lender’s selling representation and warranty responsibilities on loans being refinanced.Details are scheduled to be announced to lenders by mid-September, allowing them to start taking applications as soon as possible for loans to be delivered as early as January 1 of next year.[COLUMN_BREAK]In addition, Freddie Mac said it is evaluating the Relief Refinance program by focusing on its Open Access offering and determining the best approach to maximize the program’s reach. The Open Access option allows eligible borrowers with Freddie Mac mortgages to apply for Relief Refinance mortgages, including HARP 2.0, through lenders other than their own current servicer.The upcoming Relief Refinance Mortgage changes are expected to streamline the program so lenders can make refinancing more accessible to borrowers to Freddie Mac owned- or guaranteed mortgages. The changes are based on feedback from lenders about HARP 2.0.””Paul Mullings””:http://www.freddiemac.com/bios/exec/mullings.html, SVP and interim head of single family at Freddie Mac, said the new changes will help build on the already great success of HARP 2.0.””Once implemented the changes will give lenders a new measure of certainty and ease when they help borrowers with Freddie Mac owned- or guaranteed- mortgages take advantage of today’s historically low mortgage rates,”” said Mullings. “”This will help us build on the success of the HARP 2.0 and Relief Refinance Mortgage programs of helping more than 1.3 million Freddie Mac borrowers. Today’s announcement further underscores Freddie Mac’s vital role in making affordable mortgage financing available to America’s homeowners and future homebuyers,”” he added. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Company News Freddie Mac HARP Investors Lenders & Servicers Loan-to-Value Ratio Processing Refinance Service Providers Sustainability 2012-07-31 Tory Barringercenter_img July 31, 2012 423 Views Freddie,Freddie Mac to Align Refi Program With LTV Needslast_img read more

MBA President Calls for Transparency Collaboration in Washington

first_img Share in Origination, Secondary Market October 28, 2013 415 Views MBA President Calls for Transparency, Collaboration in Washingtoncenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Credit Standards Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Bankers Association Politics Regulation Service Providers 2013-10-28 Tory Barringer “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://mba.org/default.htm (MBA) president and CEO David Stevens took the stage at the group’s “”100th Annual Convention and Expo””:http://events.mortgagebankers.org/100th_Annual/sessions/default.aspx#INFO Monday morning, reflecting on the last century in housing and shining a spotlight on today’s challenges.[IMAGE]In his speech, Stevens said one of the biggest ongoing issues is the market’s balance, which has tilted in the last half-decade from too loose to overly cautious.””In correcting for the loose standards of yesterday we have stifled access to the credit needed to drive this market, this economy. In our effort to be diligent in the face of a collapse in the housing market, policymakers all over town have been making hundreds of policy decisions to clamp down on risk, decisions that may make sense in isolation but in the aggregate are choking off credit,”” he said in prepared remarks.While he notes that the government’s response to the economic crisis has seen its share of successes, he also says Washington needs to recognize and take responsibility for the shortcomings of its policies–a step he believes [COLUMN_BREAK]policymakers have been reluctant to take as they “”continue to clamp down on risk, run up pricing on government lending, and pursue enforcement actions that may have made sense in 2009 and 2010, but today are impeding our economic health rather than supporting it.””Among other examples, Stevens offered up the case of the GSEs, which he said “”have all but eliminated the ability for any borrower with a low down payment and average credit score from having access to a home loan at a reasonable price”” by implementing loan-level price adjusters for those with less than pristine credit or higher loan-to-value ratios–all in the name of eliminating risk.””To be clear, after the GSEs were put into conservatorship, no one would argue the g-fees did not need to rise and sustainable lending had to be implemented,”” he remarked. “”But, today, the GSEs are virtually printing money and the excess profits are going to the Treasury–all at a cost to home ownership and the broad recovery of the housing market.””Adding to the complications is the risk of class action suits, settlements, Justice Department actions, and complaints from state attorneys, all of which discourage lenders from considering a borrower “”on the bubble.””Finally, Stevens said conflicts in rulemaking are hurting efforts to return private capital to the secondary market–a problem that could be avoided if policymakers would take more time to listen to the industry’s concerns and make their work as transparent as possible.””We can help the economy find its footing at a time when it could really use a boost. As rates start to rise, the recovery will need every ounce of help from all sectors of the economy. The real estate finance business can be an ally to growth if the policymakers partner with us–rather than holding us back,”” he said.last_img read more

Man critically injured in motorcycle accident

first_imgA 40-year-old man is in critical condition at the Nicosia general hospital after the motorcycle he was riding on Saturday evening overturned.The accident occurred at around 8.10pm on the Gourri to Kalo Horio road in the Nicosia district, police said, when the 40-year-old lost control of the motorcycle he was riding, causing it to overturn.He was transferred to the Nicosia general hospital where he was placed on a ventilator.His condition is considered to be critical, police said.You May LikeYahoo Search | Search Ads Search Business Phone SystemsYahoo Search | Search Ads UndoLivinglyUnforgettable Style From Country Music’s Most Fearless StarsLivinglyUndohot10.org10 Crazy bikes you’ll want to ride as soon As you see themhot10.orgUndo Protest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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