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first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From FEMAMore than $21 million will benefit several local entities in Florida for Hurricane Irma-related expenses.FEMA provided 100 percent of the funding for the grants. Below is a breakdown:Broward County Sheriff’s Office: Nearly $5 million will reimburse Hurricane Irma-related life-saving and public safety actions. Reimbursable expenses include securing critical infrastructure, traffic control and other measures to ensure public safety.Key West Utility Board: Approximately $15.5 million will reimburse labor and materials that restored electricity to their28,000 customers following Hurricane Irma.Orange County Sheriff’s Office: More than $1 million will reimburse Hurricane Irma-related life-saving and public safety actions. Reimbursable expenses include evacuations, sheltering and other measures to ensure public safety.These grants are provided through FEMA’s Public Assistance program which reimburses communities on a cost-sharing basis for actions taken in response to and recovery from a disaster. Public Assistance grants reimburse at least 75 percent of each project and the remaining amount comes from nonfederal sources.The state applies for the grant and distributes the funding to eligible applicants, which can include tribes, local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations.The state and FEMA work together to ensure all eligible costs are reimbursed for projects related to Hurricane Irma throughout disaster-designated areas in Florida. These grants were provided directly to the state. Following the state’s review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, the state will distribute the funds on a reimbursable basis.In Florida, FEMA has provided more than $83 million through the Public Assistance program to reimburse Hurricane Irma-related expenses.Follow FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Twitter at @FEMARegion4 and @FLSERT. You may also visit FEMA and the Division’s Facebook pages at and people before, during, and after disasters.Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSFEMA Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgIntercity Technology & Cure LeukaemiaIntercity Technology will be supporting Cure Leukaemia as an official charity partner throughout 2017 with all funds raised going towards the charity’s £1m Appeal to fund the expansion of the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Here are nine more corporate fundraising partnerships that have caught our eye during July, including a number of new collaborations, a bake sale, a competition to win a car, and a bursary to support local work in the community. Hays & Action for ChildrenAction for Children has announced a new charity partnership with Hays. Staff from Hays offices across the country will undertake a number of fundraising activities throughout the next twelve months to fund an employability programme for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds struggling to get their foot on the work ladder.Main image: Hastings Give & Bake for Leonard Cheshire Disability  143 total views,  1 views today CALA Homes (East) & East Lothian CourierA bursary set up by CALA Homes (East) in partnership with the East Lothian Courier is to give a share of £20,000 to a diverse range of causes carrying out community work in the area. The successful 20 causes have been selected from 129 applications, and include Hadington Hockey Club, which receives £1,500, and West Barns Scottish Women’s Institute, which receives £1,000. PwC, Samaritans & UK YouthPwC employees have voted for Samaritans and UK Youth as the firm’s new charity partners, in line with its commitment to supporting mental health and promoting social mobility. PwC will help the two charities over the next two years by raising money through organised fundraising events, employees volunteering their time and staff donating money via payroll. PwC’s support will help Samaritans train 500 volunteers, while UK Youth will use the funds raised to help improve social mobility for more young people across the country. Tagged with: corporate fundraising events Fundraising ideas Nurse Plus & Leonard Cheshire DisabilityNurse Plus has so far raised £2,300 for Leonard Cheshire Disability by participating in the charity’s annual Give & Bake. 41 different Nurse Plus branches across the UK rolled up their sleeves and whisked, whipped and iced their best creations for a fundraising bake sale on 12th July.  144 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis43 Beard Guildford & local charitiesBeard Guildford has launched a fundraising campaign in support of local charities to celebrate its 125th anniversary. It plans to raise £10,000 for three local charities this year. The money will be matched by the company’s Beard Charitable Foundation bringing the office’s targeted total to £20,000. The initiative is part of a company-wide campaign to raise £125,000 this year for local charities across the South East. The three charities are educational charity SATRO, Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice, and neonatal support charity BURPS, which is based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. 9 corporate fundraising partnerships for the end of July 2017  Lookers & BBC Children in NeedNational motor retailer Lookers is aiming to raise £1m for BBC Children in Need this year. One fundraising initiative will see Lookers’ customers enter a twice yearly competition, which will give them an opportunity to donate to BBC Children in Need when they buy a new or used car. In return, customers could win a car up to the value of £25,000. Pudsey will also be visiting Lookers dealerships across the coming months to support Lookers employees and customers in their fundraising efforts to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in their communities. Lookers also recently raised £40,000 for military charity 353 through its annual Track Day at Croft Circuit. Cornelius Group & The Sparkle FoundationCornelius Group has committed to support The Sparkle Foundation, which provides hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children with education, nutrition and medical support in 17 rural villages in Malawi. The Group has already made an initial contribution, and is planning a number of fundraising activities for the charity with a view to potentially visiting Malawi to work directly on a project in the coming years. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis43 Advertisement Aquarium Software & the Insurance CharitiesAquarium Software is supporting the Insurance Charities, which helps those working in the insurance sector facing hard times. Aquarium Software has announced that as well as making a donation to the charity it will also be promoting the cause to a wider audience within its own insurance, technology and business communities. Last year the Insurance Charities gave £1.2 million to current and former workers in the sector unexpectedly finding themselves in need of help and advice. Melanie May | 28 July 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

first_imgAccelerating the provision of its £1.2m Digital Skills for Heritage initiativeContinuing to support the 2,500 projects it has already committed to fundingBeing as flexible as possible for existing granteesProviding bespoke advice and supportThrough a £2m commitment to its network of ROSS consultants in the new financial year to support organisations in needWorking with the Government, other funders and heritage organisations to bring together support for the sectorIn the longer term, it has also invested £4m in two Enterprise Development programmes across the UK for heritage leaders, and Business Support Programmes in all four countriesIn order to provide this support, it is halting all new grant applications with immediate effect, and the Heritage Emergency Fund will consist of money diverted from new grants.Decisions on funding for the Heritage Horizon Awards will be deferred from March 2020 into the 2021-2022 financial year, and it will not be opening a further round of funding for these Awards.The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s response to the coronavirus crisis is based on consultation across the sector, including more than 1,250 respondents to its survey, to which 82% reported a high or moderate risk to their organisation’s long-term viability with 53% asking for emergency funding.Further details are expected to be released shortly.  510 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Image: Stonehenge is a previous National Lottery Heritage Fund funding recipient  509 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 6 April 2020 | News National Lottery Heritage Fund announces £50m emergency coronavirus fund The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced a UK-wide £50million fund to support the heritage sector in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  The fund, raised from The National Lottery, will address immediate pressures over the next three-six months for organisations most in need, offering grants of between £3,000 and £50,000.The funding is available to organisations across the full breadth of heritage, including historic sites, industrial and maritime heritage, museums, libraries and archives, parks and gardens, landscapes and nature.Organisations which have received funding in the past or are either a current grantee, or still under contract following a previous grant, can apply, and priority will be given where there is limited or no access to other sources of support, where heritage is most at risk, and where an organisation is at risk of severe financial crisis due to COVID-19.The National Lottery Heritage Fund will also continue to support more than 2,500 projects that it has already committed to – an investment of more than £1billion.Eilish McGuinness, The National Lottery Heritage Fund Executive Director, Business Delivery, said:“We know that circumstances are incredibly challenging for our heritage community right now and we want to do everything we can to support them. We hope this new fund will be a lifeline and a beacon of hope for organisations affected.“Heritage has an essential role to play in making communities better places to live, creating economic prosperity and supporting personal wellbeing. All of these are going to be vitally important as we emerge from this current crisis.”As well as the Heritage Emergency Fund, the National Lottery Heritage Fund will also support the sector in the following ways: Advertisement Tagged with: heritage Heritage Lottery Fundlast_img read more

first_imgListen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 Michelle Carter Previous articleNews Now 9/19/18Next article“The Predator” goes for the kill at the box office Michelle Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michelle Carter Official poster for Hulu’s new original show “The First.” Review: Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ is ambitious, but soft Michelle Carter ReddIt Oscars: Where to watch each Best Picture nominee ahead of Sunday’s show From Horned Frog to Broadway spark Linkedin Michelle Carter Michelle Carter Linkedin Facebook ReddIt Twitter Facebook Twitter Editorial: Students returned to campus. Cases surged Michelle Carter, a senior of the class of 2019, is a journalism major from Santiago, Chile. She’s a film and TV junkie, and when she’s not reporting, you can find her bingeing the latest on Netflix or catching up on her favorite podcasts. Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots The Class of 1969 marks 50 years + posts printThere is an abundance of reasons why Hulu’s “The First” doesn’t work.A painfully slow pace, foreseeable complicated human relationships, astronomically unnecessary flashbacks… the list goes on.This show, about the first manned mission to Mars, should’ve never gone into orbit.“The First” starts off with a predictable catastrophe, prompting astronaut commander Tom Hagerty (Sean Penn) to save the day and lead a mission of his own to the red planet.(Trailer courtesy of IMDb.)Rather than letting us lift off into space with the astronauts from the get-go, viewers are forced to stay on Earth for seven-and-a-half episodes (out of eight) and watch how politics and bureaucracy get in the way of the mission. Only during the second half of the season finale do we get to see spaceship action.The only thing the show has going for it is that it’s aesthetically pleasing. Masterful cinematography and special effects give us a beautiful and realistic feel.The show spends too much time explaining how complicated a space mission can be – the risks involved, the money needed to fund the mission, and the people they must convince for approval.We’ve seen this in dozens of other Hollywood space productions. It would have been much more effective to get action from the start, like opening the show with our characters already in orbit or on Mars.Family relationships don’t make the show progress, either. It’s always one step forward and two steps back for our astronauts; just as you think one family is overcoming apprehensions about the voyage, another is crumbling back into hardships again.A show about outer space could have enormous potential, but “The First” just doesn’t have a good story.VerdictI watched the show it in its entirety because I kept expecting something to happen. Even the trailer is misleading since it includes footage from the show’s last episode, making me believe that the actual voyage to Mars would come much earlier. Everything that happens in seven episodes can be condensed into two, and the rest of the season could have been an exploration of survival on Mars. I wouldn’t bet on a second season.4/10last_img read more

first_img March 11, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Organisation Help by sharing this information May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan October 16, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Explanation sought for closure of government daily Arman-e-Mili Receive email alerts Newscenter_img AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today called on information and culture minister Sayeed Makhdoom Raheen to explain the closure of Afghanistan’s second most important daily, the state-owned Arman-e-Mili (National Will), which recently carried articles criticising President Hamid Karzai’s administration. The move appears to violate government undertakings regarding the independence and development of the state media.”If this a political decision aimed at banning any criticism of the government in the state-owned press, we urge you to reverse it and to reinstate the journalists in their posts,” Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to the minister.Arman-e-Mili’s last issue appeared on 11 October after the government ordered its “administrative closure” one day earlier. The information and culture minister said it was a “measure of a budgetary nature.”AFP quoted the minister as saying at a press conference: “There are currently 265 dailies, weeklies and other publications in Afghanistan. Five of them belong to the government and are subsidized by public funds, often with the same articles and the same photos. So we decided to close one of them.”But the daily’s editor in chief, Mirhaidar Motahar, claims that the closure was linked to its increasingly more independent editorial line. He said Arman-e-Mili had often reported popular discontent with government decisions.As the newspaper received part of its financing from the defence ministry, its closure could also be linked to power struggles within the government. Defence minister Mohammed Fahim heads a major opposition current within the transition government. As Arman-e-Mili very rarely criticised Fahim, President Harmai’s associates may have suspected it of being in his pay.Arman-e-Mili had a circulation of 5,000, one of the largest in Afghanistan. It employed 17 journalists and had some 15 other employees. News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says June 2, 2021 Find out more News to go further News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom”last_img read more

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Che AhnHRock Church will be holding the Leader Shift Conference from June 7 – 10, 2012 at the Ambassador Auditorium 131 S. Saint John Avenue, Pasadena. The conference will feature Che Ahn, Peter Wagner, Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton and Bob Hartley. Tickets are for $80.00 each for registrations after May 9.Click here for more information about the conference.Peter WagnerThere will be lunches which are open to the first 300 who register for each event. Tickets for the lunches can be purchased at the conference in person at the Lunch Ticket Table located in the Ambassador Lobby. Cash or check only please.HRock Church, 1539 E. Howard Street, Pasadena, (626) 794-1199 or visit More Cool Stuff Faith & Religion Events HRock Church: Leader Shift Conference – June 7-10 Published on Friday, May 18, 2012 | 3:35 pm Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgNon-Profits News The National Endowment for the Arts Presents $50,000 Grant to the Pasadena Playhouse Under the CARES Act By CARL KOZLOWSKI Published on Thursday, July 2, 2020 | 11:08 am Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS While the Pasadena Playhouse has suffered for months under shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic as numerous productions had to be postponed or canceled, the venerable theatre received a major piece of good news on Wednesday. The official State Theatre of California learned it had been approved for a $50,000 award as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.“At the start of the current crisis, we began an aggressive fundraising campaign to sustain the Playhouse through this uncertain time while continuing to serve our community,” saidProducing Artistic Director Danny Feldman. “This grant bolsters that effort, helping us reach our goal of employing as many artists and staff as possible while our curtain is down. We thank the National Endowment for the Arts for their support.”Pasadena Playhouse is one of 855 organizations located in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico selected for this grant. The National Endowment for the Arts received more than 3,100 eligible applications requesting $157 million for the $45 million available in direct assistance.Pasadena Playhouse, along with the other awardees, represents the diverse nature of arts organizations around the country.Overall funding was divided nearly evenly between small, medium, and large arts organizations. The grant will be used to support Pasadena Playhouse’s digital programming personnel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The pandemic and its shutdown provided a shock to the system for the Playhouse, which had to cancel “Mach 33: The Caltech/Pasadena Playhouse Festival of New Science-Driven Plays” on April 3-4; a Pasadena Civic Ballet production of “Aladdin” from April 17-19; an April 20 Holocaust Remembrance Reading of “The Diary of Anne Frank”; and the impending July 28-Aug. 3 run of “Annie Get Your Gun.” In addition, the May 27-July 28 production of “Ann” – a biographical play about the renowned, late Texas governor Ann Richards – was postponed to a future date.The Playhouse is currently offering an online course titled “The Broadway Musical & America” through July 21, and will likely offer more such classes in the coming months.The National Endowment for the Arts says that arts and culture are a key component of the U.S. economy that contributed $877.8 billion, or 4.5 percent, to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2017 and employed over five million wage?and?salary workers who collectively earned $405 billion. This funding will help support those jobs and those nonprofit organizations during this time of great need so that arts and culture will persevere as a significant contributor to the American economy.Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit to learn more.The Pasadena Playhouse has produced bold and important theater for over 100 years. It is one of the most prolific theaters in American history with a legacy of profound theatrical impact and courageous new work. In 1937, the Playhouse was officially recognized as the State Theater of California for its contribution and commitment to the dramatic arts. 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first_img Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: FHFA Making Structural Changes Next: The Week Ahead: Insight Into Mortgage Performance About Author: David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago January 31, 2020 2,330 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Opportunities in Collateral Risk Management Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago At Fannie Mae, Jacob Williamson is responsible for oversight and management of all end-to-end collateral capabilities. These duties include front-end collateral policy design, property valuations, collateral valuation process modernization, and real estate. In the real estate space, Williamson is responsible for various foreclosure and REO functions, including short sales, foreclosure sale strategy, eviction/redemption oversight, mortgage release/rental operations, property preservation/inspections, repairs, closing/title, HOA/tax management, REO sales, and REO auctions.He is also responsible for performance management of the real estate agents, appraisers, and vendors. Williamson’s career with Fannie Mae stretches back nearly 14 years.Williamson has served on the DS News Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) since 2019. As a new recurring feature in 2020, we’ll be bringing you conversations with our EAB leadership—the industry professionals who help shapethe topics, content, and direction of DS News.What are your biggest takeaways and focuses as we leave 2019 behind and enter the new year?“Opportunity” is the word I would use to describe where we are, both for Fannie Mae and as an industry. When you look at the available technology and data and how much things have advanced, we’re really just scratching the surface on what we could do in the future. There are a couple of areas that I see as ripe with potential. One is around the valuation process and the technology that’s being used to capture data, whether that’s 3D scans or GIS data sources. All of this is becoming more available, and more in a state where we can use it, and that will be invaluable in understanding intimately what a property is worth and what it can sell for.A second area of opportunity is with the digitization of the mortgage itself. Whether it’s electronically obtaining bank statements or examining credit attributes, all of that data is becoming more available in a way that we can really capitalize on it.What priorities are you focused on as you plan your team’s goals?I work in the collateral risk management area, so I’m all about the property and managing the risks associated with the real estate process. As a collateral risk management team, we have a few key objectives.First, how do we do a better job of assessing risk with the collateral in the origination process? How do we improve quality and improve our overall risk evaluation increasing certainty around the value and the eligibility of the property? Continuously improving our risk management helps to support safety and soundness – that’s good for Fannie Mae and the industry.Second, we want to continue to improve our own valuation process. At Fannie Mae, we utilize appraisers and real estate agents to help us assess the value and price of our properties whether it’s in consideration of a short sale offer, an REO that we own and manage directly, or to help us determine whether we feel comfortable with a foreclosure bid value or cancellation of mortgage insurance. We have a team of folks that work in these processes where their primary focus is to review and reconcile values, and our goal is to improve value accuracy while also minimizing process and product costs.Lastly, we want to continue to improve our delinquent loan and REO decisioning. We want to improve how we determine appropriate strike prices and marketing decisions (e.g., whether to rehab or sell as is) all while maintaining our commitment to neighborhood stabilization and our preference to sell to owner occupants and first-time homebuyers.Are there any technologies that you think hold particular potential as far as capturing and tracking property data?I’m very excited about how attainable some of the technology solutions are becoming. 3D scans are a good example. When this technology was first introduced, it was an approximately $4,000 camera on a tripod. It took you maybe 30-60 minutes to complete a scan of a property. You had to leave the room while the camera completed its full 360 view, or you had to follow it around the tripod.Now, you can buy spherical cameras (a flat device that captures 180 degrees on both sides of the device instantly so there is no rotation) for less than $500, and many industry players are starting to build those software capabilities directly into smartphones.Technology is moving so quickly and I’m excited that it’s becoming more scalable, easier to use, and less expensive. Technology innovations not only help us better manage risk, but ultimately a more digital property valuation process will help everyone in the mortgage ecosystem improve its part of the process and give borrowers a great experience.As technology advances, what are the challenges of integrating it into legacy systems, or making the decision to upgrade or replace those systems?That’s a great question, and one, quite frankly, that we struggle with. Do you invest in your old legacy technology and keep it up as much as you can? The exciting thing about the cloud and the use of APIs is that it changes the data environment in a way that you don’t necessarily have to sync the old technology. As long as it’s in a digital cloud version, you can access it anywhere and with any systems.It’s sometimes a challenge to get your old systems onto the cloud, and to modify your old systems in a way that you can hit it through APIs. But I think once you do that, this allows all these technology solutions to scale very quickly.What are the milestones and accomplishments you’d like your team to have hit by this time next year?I want us to be perceived as a team that focuses on process improvement, on the leading edge of technology, and as a partner to the many groups we work with to improve and innovate the mortgage and real estate processes. When we unfortunately have to acquire a property through foreclosure, I also want our team to be viewed as the best asset management company especially in how we preserve, rehab, and sell our properties, and protect and enhance their associated neighborhoods.When I look at our Collateral Risk teams, these types of potential milestones and accomplishments are very motivating, and our teams are up to the challenge. Tagged with: EAB Fannie Mae Law The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Opportunities in Collateral Risk Management David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] EAB Fannie Mae Law 2020-01-31 David Wharton Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Specialised housing development approved for Strabane Facebook Previous articleWestminster elections: Aontú to contest up to five seats in NorthNext articleRelief for Donegal farmers as future of Sligo vet lab secured News Highland Google+ Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – September 6, 2019 Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Planning Committee has given the go ahead for the construction of a specialised housing development in Strabane that will allow people with learning difficulties to live independently.This week, members of Derry City and Strabane Disdtrict Council’s Planning Committee gave their unanimous backing to the application to build seven residential units and a separate short term break accommodation unit at Curlyhill Road in Strabane.The project will offer supported accommodation and short breaks for people with learning difficulties, offering them more independence and respite for their parents and carers.Members were told the project will be completed over three phases, with investment of over £4m into the locality.The entire development will comprise of a mix of homes for 16 local people, very close to the centre of Strabane with Mencap support on hand at all times.At the heart of the project will be a short break respite facility, which will cater for over 100 people every year. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

first_img By News Highland – June 18, 2019 Twitter Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows 2019 Tip O’Neill recipients unveiled AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Frank McGuinness -A native of Buncrana, author and playwright Frank McGuinness is best known for his plays including The Factory Girls, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and Dolly West’s Kitchen. He was educated locally in Buncrana and studied Pure English and Medieval Studies at University College Dublin. Professor McGuinness retired last year from University College Dublin where he lectured in English. He is celebrated as one of Ireland’s greatest living writers.Pat Doherty -Employing over 500 staff across the local community and generating over €100M in revenue in Donegal over the last 10 years, Pat Doherty “The Donegal Man” has never forgotten his roots returning to Buncrana regularly. He takes great joy in reinvesting in Donegal with substantial redevelopment projects such as the Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Redcastle Hotel and Spa and in more recent years in the only five-star Hotel in Donegal, Lough Eske Castle.Patrick C. Dunican Jr -Patrick C. Dunican Jr is Chairman and Managing Director at Gibbons Law Firm, based in Newark, New Jersey. He is recognised not only as a leader in the legal industry but also as a community leader in the United States. Elected Managing Director in 2004 at the age of 36, he has transformed Gibbons into a major force in the Mid-Atlantic legal market. Mr. Dunican’s four grandparents emigrated to the United States from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Offaly and Mayo.Daniel J. Hilferty -Daniel J. Hilferty is Chief Executive Officer of Independence Health Group, parent of Independence Blue Cross, one of the leading health insurers in the US. Since becoming CEO in 2010, the company has tripled in size, expanding through its affiliates to 25 states and the District of Columbia, and serving nearly 8 million people across the US.All four will be honoured at the Gala Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards Ceremony in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana on Friday September 27th. Pinterest WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp The 2019 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award recipients have been unveiled today.The four notable members of the diaspora set to receive this prestigious award in September are author and playwright Frank McGuinness; Dublin based businessman Pat Doherty; US based attorney Patrick C. Dunican Jr, and; US based businessman Daniel J. Hilferty.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Councillor Nicholas Crossan says he is delighted that the Tip O’Neill Awards Committee is recognising four members of the broad Irish Diaspora for their achievements and interest in, and support of the Irish community:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook Previous articleDerry court date to be set for Soldier FNext articleNew fire engine sanctioned for Gweedore News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more