TREVOR NOAH RETURNING TO MONTREAL FOR 2019 JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL

first_imgFor the second year in a row, Montreal comedy fans will be treated to the musings of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who’s returning to perform at the Just For Laughs festival.Noah is bringing his arena tour, Loud and Clear, to the Bell Centre July 26. The South African comedian hosted two galas at the festival last year.Also performing at the 37th edition of the festival: Australian standup comedian Jim Jefferies, who will host two galas, British comedian Jimmy Carr, whose latest Netflix special debuted on Tuesday, and Cristela Alonzo, who will host the Ethnic Show. Login/Register With: Advertisement Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, is the first big-name comedian attached to the 2019 Just For Laughs festival. (Evan Agostini/Invision via AP) Advertisement Twittercenter_img More acts will be announced in the coming weeks. The festival runs from July 10 to 28.In 2018, Howie Mandel and a Los Angeles-based talent and literary agency bought the struggling festival.Its future was uncertain after sexual assault allegations involving co-founder and president Gilbert Rozon emerged during the #MeToo movement.Rozon is facing one count of indecent assault and one count of rape, charges that were part of the Criminal Code when the alleged events occurred in 1979.His case will be back in court April 25, when a judge is expected to decide whether his trial will be held in front of a jury or a judge alone. Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

UNICEF praises Chinas AIDS policies urges more be done for affected children

Addressing the opening session of a one-day seminar in Beijing on “Care and Love for Children affected by HIV/AIDS,” UNICEF country representative Christian Voumard told the gathering of high-ranking government officials, experts and civil society organizations that China had rightly moved from “the what” to addressing “the how” in working to turn back the epidemic.Urging Seminar participants to do yet more to care for children, Mr. Voumard told of how HIV/AIDS touched every aspect of youngsters’ lives, emphasizing that “the emotional toll alone can be devastating as children suffer from isolation, loss of self-esteem and depression.”Peter McDermott, chief of UNICEF’s Global Unit on HIV/AIDS, saw two major obstacles to moving forward with policy development: the lack of scientific understanding of how HIV/AIDS affects children in China, and the need to reduce discrimination against children affected by HIV/AIDS and their families.The seminar was hosted by the China National Committee for the Care of Children (CNCCC) in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. read more

John Nash A Beautiful Mind and an inspiration for those struggling and

John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ and an inspiration for those struggling and striving, dies at 86 by Bruce Shipkowski, The Associated Press Posted May 25, 2015 12:38 am MDT Last Updated May 25, 2015 at 4:30 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this March 24, 2002 file photo, John Nash, left, and his wife Alicia, arrive at the 74th annual Academy Awards, in Los Angeles. Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday, May 23, 2015, police said. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File) TRENTON, N.J. – Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.Nash had read the classic “Men of Mathematics” by E.T. Bell by the time he was in high school. He planned to follow in his father’s footsteps and studied for three years at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh — now Carnegie Mellon University — but instead followed his passion for math.He then went to Princeton, where he worked on his equilibrium theory and, in 1950, received his doctorate with a dissertation on non-co-operative games. The thesis contained the definition and properties of what would later be called the Nash equilibrium.But it was while teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959, when his wife, Alicia, was pregnant with their son, that schizophrenia began to emerge, a yearslong fight that was chronicled in the Academy Award-winning blockbuster “A Beautiful Mind.” The Nashes died in a car accident late Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86; she was 82.“John’s remarkable achievements inspired generations of mathematicians, economists and scientists who were influenced by his brilliant, groundbreaking work in game theory, and the story of his life with Alicia moved millions of readers and moviegoers who marveled at their courage in the face of daunting challenges,” Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber said in a statement.In an autobiography written for The Nobel Foundation website, Nash said delusions caused him to resign as a faculty member at MIT. He also spent several months in New Jersey hospitals on an involuntary basis. However, Nash’s schizophrenia diminished through the 1970s and 1980s as he “gradually began to intellectually reject some of the delusionally influenced lines of thinking,” he wrote.2001’s “A Beautiful Mind” was based on an unauthorized biography by Sylvia Nasar, who wrote that Nash’s contemporaries found him “immensely strange” and “slightly cold, a bit superior, somewhat secretive.” Much of his demeanour likely stemmed from mental illness.“A Beautiful Mind” won four Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, and generated interest in John Nash’s life story.Russell Crowe, who was nominated for best actor for playing Nash, tweeted that he was “stunned” by news of the couple’s death.“An amazing partnership,” he wrote. “Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts.”Jennifer Connelly, who won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Alicia Nash, called the couple “an inspiration,” and the film’s director, Ron Howard, tweeted that “it was an honour telling part of their story.”The Nashes split in 1963 then resumed living together several years later and remarried in 2001.John Nash held a research post at Brandeis University before eventually returning to Princeton. Known as brilliant and eccentric, he was associated with Princeton for many years, most recently serving as a senior research mathematician.He was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his work in game theory, which offered insight into the dynamics of human rivalry. It is considered one of the most influential ideas of the 20th century.Just days before his death, Nash received a prize from the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters in Oslo with New York University mathematician Louis Nirenberg, who called Nash a truly great mathematician and “a kind of genius.”Nirenberg said he had chatted with the Nashes for an hour at the airport in Newark, New Jersey before they’d gotten into a taxi to return home to Princeton Township.New Jersey State Police say the Nashes were thrown out of the taxi when it crashed around 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Monroe Township, about 12 miles from their home. The cab driver was hospitalized.___Associated Press writers Geoff Mulvihill in Trenton and Jeff McMillan in Philadelphia contributed to this report. read more

New recruits will add fresh firepower to Ohio State wrestling squad

After coming up short in its pursuit of the coveted NCAA National Championship, the Ohio State wrestling program is looking to use this season as a stepping stone toward its ultimate goal of winning a title. Coach Tom Ryan said next year’s incoming talent will greatly improve the team’s chances at that goal. “Recruiting is going very well,” Ryan said. “We’re bringing in two of the nation’s top wrestlers and they’re really going to add some firepower to our lineup.” Both five-star recruits according to The Open Mat, Nathan Tomasello, a 125-pound wrestler from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has verbally committed to the Buckeyes, while Bo Jordan, a 160-pound wrestler from Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio, has already signed his national letter of intent. Ryan was disappointed with how the season ended and said the Buckeyes will have to push themselves harder next year. “There’s a tremendous amount of work to be done,” Ryan said. “We have the guys to do it (win a title). We just have to put ourselves in a better position to win it.” The Buckeyes finished the regular season as the No. 6 team in the nation, posting an overall record of 11-4. In Big Ten play, the Scarlet and Gray went 5-3. The conference is arguably the best in the country when in comes to wrestling. “This was definitely a good learning year for us,” said 141-pound sophomore Hunter Stieber. “Next year we’ll be a lot better than this year and hopefully go for a title.” OSU got off to a hot start, placing first in the Buffalo Invitational and winning its first three dual meets. The Buckeyes then took home their second consecutive Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational title and won both of their matches against Maryland and Hofstra in the inaugural “Grapple at the Garden” located in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The streak ended there, however, as the Buckeyes would be defeated by then-No. 5 Iowa in their first Big Ten action of the season. Despite the loss, the team rebounded by going 5-1 in its next six meets, suffering their only defeat in that span at the hands of Minnesota on Jan. 11 at home. In their last match of conference play, the Buckeyes went head-to-head with Penn State in the first several bouts before falling to the eventual NCAA champions, 29-18. After being rewarded an automatic bid into the finals of the NWCA/Cliff Keen “Mat Mayhem” National Duals because they were among the top four returning dual-meet teams from the previous year, the Buckeyes looked poised to make a run. But whatever aspirations they had soon faded as they were routed by Missouri, 28-6. Next, the Big Ten Championships presented a challenge for OSU, even with six wrestlers earning top-10 seeds in the tournament. The team went on to place fourth with a total of 109.5 points. Winning individual titles for the Buckeyes were redshirt sophomore Logan Stieber at 133 pounds, his second-straight Big Ten title, and his younger brother, Hunter Stieber, at 141 pounds. Next, at the NCAA championships, OSU amassed 59.5 points en route to a sixth place finish out of the 10 teams in the tournament. Both Stieber brothers earned No. 1 seeds for the championships, but Hunter Stieber placed third as his older brother earned the title of NCAA champion in the 133-pound weight class for the second year in a row. “It was a pretty good season I guess,” Hunter Stieber said. “There was a little letdown towards the end, but I only lost one match this entire season as opposed to seven last year. I’ve improved but I just wish I could have wrestled for the title.” Redshirt junior Nick Heflin placed fifth at 174 pounds and joins the Stiebers as an All-American. “It’s what you work for,” Heflin said of earning the honor. “It means a lot, but you know, I definitely want more. I want to be the champion.” Key Contributors: 125: Nikko Triggas, senior, 22-14 131: Logan Stieber, redshirt sophomore, 27-0 141: Hunter Stieber, sophomore, 36-1 / Ian Paddock, redshirt junior, 15-9 149: Cam Tessari, sophomore, 13-7 157: Josh Demas, redshirt sophomore, 20-12 165: Mark Martin, freshman, 19-18 174: Nick Heflin, redshirt junior, 20-7 184: Kenny Courts, redshirt freshman, 22-8 197: Andrew Campolattano, sophomore, 17-12 / C.J. Magrum, redshirt senior, 18-9 HWT: Peter Capone, redshirt junior, 17-6 / Kosta Karageorge, redshirt sophomore, 9-8 Looking forward, Heflin envisions big things for the program in the upcoming years, comparing the process they’re making to that of the Nittany Lions. “It’s going to continue to grow,” Heflin said. “It’s going to be like Penn State. They got Cael Sanderson (2004 Olympic gold medalist) and now they’re becoming a powerhouse. I see that in Ohio State’s future, being a contender to compete with them in the next two or three years.” read more

Womens Basketball No 8 Ohio State falls 6960 to No 14 Duke

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun launches a shot during the first half of the Buckeyes’ game against Quinnipiac on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe No. 8 Ohio State women’s basketball team came back from a 17-point deficit to No. 14 Duke midway through the third quarter to tie the game with 9:15 remaining in the fourth quarter. But the Blue Devils (6-1) responded with a nine-point run to pull away down the stretch en route to a 69-60 victory against the Buckeyes (7-2) Thursday night in Durham, North Carolina, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.Guards Lexi Brown and Rebecca Greenwell each scored 19 points for Duke. The Blue Devils won the rebounding battle, holding a 49-30 advantage. This led to a 36-18 edge in points in the paint.The Blue Devils led by 17 points in the third quarter, but did not score for the final six minutes of the third quarter. The Buckeyes slowly pulled even with Duke. But Ohio State struggled to get its offense going in the fourth quarter, missing 11 of its final 12 shots, and turning the ball over five times in the last nine minutes.Duke held Ohio State to its lowest scoring total of the season. The Buckeyes shot just 32 percent from the field and 28 percent from beyond the arc, while the Blue Devils made 46 percent of their shots and 47 percent of their 3-point attempts.Senior guard Kelsey Mitchell led Ohio State with 24 points, but played inefficiently. She made just 9-of-27 shots and hit 4-of-17 3s. Redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper added 12 points and eight rebounds. The Buckeyes forced the Blue Devils into 21 turnovers, including 12 steals, despite their lack of offensive rhythm. Ohio State never led in the entire game. read more

Satellite images of possible missing plane debris released by Chinese government

first_imgSATELLITE IMAGES ON a Chinese government website show suspected debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner floating off the southern tip of Vietnam, near the plane’s original flight path, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported this evening.The revelation could provide searchers with a focus that has eluded them since the plane disappeared with 239 people aboard early Saturday.The Xinhua report said the images from around 11am on Sunday appear to show “three suspected floating objects” of varying sizes, the largest about 24 meters (79 feet) by 22 meters (72 feet).The report includes coordinates of a location in the sea off the southern tip of Vietnam and east of Malaysia. The images originally were posted on a national defense technology website.No other governments have confirmed the Xinhua report, which did not say when Chinese officials became aware of the images and associated them with the missing plane. They state that verification is ongoing.The search for the plane, which left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing before disappearing early Saturday, has encompassed 35,800 square miles (92,600 square kilometers) of Southeast Asia and on Wednesday expanded toward India.Map shows search areas for missing Malaysia Airlines jet. (AP Photo)Two-thirds of the passengers on the flight were Chinese, and the Chinese government has put increasing pressure on Malaysian officials to find solve the mystery of the plane’s disappearance.It was also revealed that the last message from the cockpit of the missing flight was routine. “All right, good night,” was the signoff transmitted to air traffic controllers five days ago.Then the Boeing 777 vanished as it cruised over the South China Sea toward Vietnam, and nothing has been seen or heard of the jetliner since.Those final words were picked up by controllers and relayed in Beijing to anguished relatives of some of the people aboard Flight MH370.The new Chinese reports of the satellite images came after several days of sometimes confusing and conflicting statements from Malaysian officials.Earlier today, the Malaysian military officially disclosed why it was searching on both sides of country. A review of military radar records showed what might have been the plane turning back and crossing westward into the Strait of Malacca.That would conflict with the latest images on the Chinese website.Read: Malaysia under fire over ‘chaotic’ search for missing jet> Read: ‘Alright, good night’ – last known words of mystery Malaysia Airlines flight>last_img read more

Galaxy Note 7 Battery Explosions Blamed On Samsung Going Too Thin

first_img Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Not DIY FriendlyGalaxy Note 7, Fan Edition ‘Same Phone’ with Different Batte… When it comes to your smartphones, many of you would probably trade a few fractions of a millimeter in overall thickness for a bigger battery. Apparently, that’s something Samsung should’ve strongly considered with the Galaxy Note 7.According to a report from the engineers at Instrumental Technology (who supplied the image above), Samsung got a little too aggressive with the design of the Note 7. They shaved down the gaps around the Note’s sizable battery to dangerously thin margins. That, Instrumental believes, is ultimately what caused numerous Note 7s to explode.It’s perfectly normal for “jelly roll” lithium-ion batteries like the ones Samsung used to swell during use. Engineers and designers take that into account when they’re cooking up a new product. Instrumental notes that the Note 7’s battery “sits within a CNC-machined pocket,” which should have afforded it protection from other internal components.With expansion gaps ranging from .1 to .5mm, though, Instrumental says that Samsung pushed the balance between safety and capacity too far. On the device that they disassembled, Instrumental actually didn’t even see a measurable gap, and they believe the battery may have already been under stress.They also believe that’s what led Samsung to scrap the Note 7 completely rather than, say, retrofitting a different battery.Samsung, you may recall, offered a different explanation for why so many Galaxy Note 7s were exploding. President Koh Dong-jin blamed a “tiny manufacturing error” in the batteries that made them more likely to overheat and burst.Whichever explanation is true, the flawed Note 7 ended up burning a $5 to $8 billion hole in Samsung’s corporate pocket. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Wrangell business owner held up at LAX due to Trump travel order

first_imgWrangell fisherman and business owner Syliva Ettefagh said she, her husband and friends were returning from a vacation in Costa Rica this weekend when she got held up at Los Angeles International Airport. Ettefagh has been an American citizen since birth. She was born in Iran, to an American mom and an Iranian dad, before that country’s Islamic Revolution.Listen nowEttefagh didn’t know about Trump’s order when she got to LAX, so when she was stopped at passport control, she didn’t think too much of it, until an agent led her to a door.“And I asked him what was going on and he said, ‘well, you can thank Trump for this,’” Ettefagh said.Ettefagh said she was held in a crowded room with at least 50 others, most of them foreign. One person she spoke to had been there for five hours. She saw a security guard treat an elderly woman roughly for trying to use her phone. She said she noisily protested that she was a U.S. citizen and that holding her was unconstitutional. She says she was held for an hour. She did not miss her connecting flight, but Ettefagh said the whole exercise seems pointless and wasteful.“You know to hold the country secure, I’m all for it,” Ettefagh said. “But it’s how you do it. If you need security, why name 7 countries? Why not have security?”Ettefagh said she thinks Customs and Border Protection agents made a mistake in holding her because they were blindsided.“And in looking up the chain, to have an idea of what they were supposed to do, there was nothing for them,” Ettefagh said.Ettefagh said she’s certain if she hadn’t been as outspoken about her rights, she might have languished in the holding room for much longer.last_img read more

GOP Congressman Expelled From Arizona House Due To Sexual Misconduct

first_imgtwitter via @theseanloganGOP Rep Don Shooter as the Arizona House votes to expel him over sexual assault.THE LATEST on efforts to punish an Arizona lawmaker over sexual harassment allegations (all times local):2:05 p.m.The Arizona House has voted to expel a Republican lawmaker over sexual harassment allegations.Rep. Don Shooter is believed to be the first state lawmaker in the U.S. to be voted out of his seat since the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct began last fall.Thursday’s vote comes after an outside investigator determined that Shooter engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment that created a hostile workplace.Shooter says he’s done nothing to justify expulsion. He made a last-ditch effort to avoid a vote by sending a letter questioning the thoroughness of the report that found evidence of pervasive misconduct.Republican House Speaker J.D. Mesnard had sought a censure but moved to expel Shooter after receiving the letter. He says Shooter’s comments represented a clear act of retaliation and harassment worthy of expulsion.Waiting for the House to vote on whether to expel Don Shooter LIVE on #Periscope https://t.co/LdwhtsI53z— Katie Campbell (@_KECampbell) February 1, 2018___12:30 p.m.Female members of the Arizona House from Republican and Democratic parties have gathered in an emotional moment in advance of a vote that could lead to the expulsion of a male member that a report found violated sexual harassment rules.In the center of the group was Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, whose complaint against fellow Republican Rep. Don Shooter prompted Thursday’s action.Republican Rep. Kelly Townsend says she told members they could silently pray ands then told them “today is going to separate the politician from the statesmen, or stateswomen.”Shooter says he won’t resign but accepts responsibility for boorish behavior and won’t fight a censure.___11:45 a.m.Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard is calling for the immediate expulsion of a fellow Republican after Rep. Don Shooter said a sexual harassment report that found he harassed female members omitted claims about another lawmaker.Thursday’s developments come as the full House was poised to vote on Mesnard’s previous call for a formal censure of Shooter. He now says Shooter’s new comments represent a clear act of retaliation and harassment and he wants him voted out immediately.Shooter says in an interview he deserves censure but did nothing to justify expulsion.He sent a letter to fellow members Thursday saying a woman interviewed for the report looking into his behavior and that of Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita omitted a young woman’s complaint. He says she complained another lawmaker subjected her to unwanted sexual advances.Shooter would not say who that lawmaker was.___10:30 a.m.A Republican Arizona lawmaker says a report showing he engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment toward women omits serious allegations against another House member.Rep. Don Shooter faces a censure vote in the House Thursday and some GOP members want him expelled.Shooter says in an interview that he deserves censure but did nothing to justify expulsion.He sent a letter to fellow members Thursday saying a woman interviewed for the report looking into his behavior and that of Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita omitted a young woman’s complaint. He says she complained another lawmaker subjected her to unwanted sexual advances.Shooter would not say who that lawmaker was. His letter says he wants the report to include those allegations before the House acts on his possible punishment.The report contains a section about Ugenti-Rita’s boyfriend sending sexually explicit communications to a person. The investigators determined they happened but there was no credible evidence Ugenti-Rita knew or was involved in the actions.___12:30 a.m.A showdown is looming in the Arizona House over what penalty should be imposed on a Republican lawmaker found to have engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment toward women.The House is set to meet late Thursday morning to consider Republican Speaker J.D. Mesnard’s proposal for a formal censure of Rep. Don Shooter. A censure is the harshest penalty possible short of expulsion.Republican Majority Whip Kelly Townsend is calling for Shooter’s resignation and says she’ll move for an expulsion vote if he doesn’t step down. Meanwhile, some other Republicans believe Shooter deserves a lesser penalty or a chance to defend himself.Expulsion requires support from 40 of 60 members, while a censure requires a simple majority. Republicans control 36 seats and Democrats 24. Sharelast_img read more

Bryson Starts Youth Sports Coalition to Improve PG County Athletics

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.comDr. Rick Bryson has long been an advocate for youth sports and participatory activities in Prince George’s County. Bryson has put his money where his money mouth is by creating the County’s Scholastic Sports Awards Banquet and has now begun a new initiative designed to improve the quality of youth and participatory sports.Dr. Bryson’s latest cause is the creation of the Youth Scholastic Coalition, designed to support and advocate for the activities kids participate in while collaborating with the scholastic support network for young athletes throughout Prince George’s County. Building bridges for youth and scholastic sports athletes with an academic support network has been a passion for the longtime podiatrist since his days as a baseball dad when his son was growing up and competing in Accokeek.The PG Youth Sports Coalition hopes to improve the quality of baseball field throughout the county. (Courtesy Photo)During that time Dr. Bryson built a relationship with St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Fort Washington. For three years youth baseball players from the District and Prince George’s County participated in an academic development program that served as the genesis for the establishment of the coalition. They competed on the field while “barnstorming” throughout the DMV for games during the summer.However, the players also participated in a Scholastic Aptitude Testing Program at the church for 12 weeks over three years. The synergy between the athletics and academics for that group of players helped prepare them for the road to college. Several players part of the initial group would head to schools such as the U.S. Air Force Academy and Morehouse College to pursue their college degrees not just as athletes.“Sports is one thing, but academics will carry you which is what we’re trying to stress,” Bryson told the {AFRO}. “It was a lot easier to get the kids to participate in the learning phase when their peers were a part of the program.”There are many organizations in the community that provide academic and athletic options for youth as individuals and the Coalition is working to connect students with groups that will able to provide additional information and services. For example, organizations with athletic–based programs can expose their participants to services offered by an academic-based program. Those programs can include everything from college preparatory test tutoring to advising families about the NCAA eligibility clearinghouse requirements for potential college student-athletes.“Most groups are focused on the specific activities of their respective organizations, but the Coalition’s focus is on addressing issues that concern everyone,” Bryson said. “The basic premise of establishing the Coalition is the belief that collectively, organizations can be more effective in addressing concerns and issues that have an impact on the community, if there is a positive atmosphere of collaboration.”The Coalition is also serving as the advocate for the various needs related to youth sports programs in P.G. County. The Coalition assists by lobbying to improve facilities and interacts with various state and county officials to engage them in addressing issues of concern for high school sports participants as well. In addition to providing academic support and access to potential scholarship opportunities, one of its goals is to make access to quality fields a priority for all sports participants.The greatest challenge that faces the Coalition is developing corporate partnerships to help sponsor the programs Dr. Bryson and his group are working to establish. Grantors typically look favorably on civic organizations that partner with other groups to address community needs and services. The Coalition helps facilitate these partnerships.“We are aware of the various needs related to youth programs,” Bryson said. “We are working to identify grant-funding sources from various government and non-profit organizations.”last_img read more

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Expand Refi Opportunities

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Servicing Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Expand Refi Opportunities Lawmakers introduced a new bill on Monday with plans to once more revamp the Home Affordable Refinance Program for current borrowers with eligible loans with “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html and “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/.[IMAGE]Sens. “”Barbara Boxer””:http://boxer.senate.gov/ and “”Robert Menendez””:http://www.menendez.senate.gov/, among others, drafted the Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act to increase lender competition, open up refinance opportunities to all current borrowers with government-backed mortgages, and strike through appraisal costs and upfront fees on home loans.[COLUMN_BREAK]Menendez said in a statement that passing the bill “”will get rid of the red tape that leaves millions of borrowers… trapped in higher interest loans, put money back into the pockets of middle class families and strengthen our economy. I’m asking Republicans to join us in putting families first.””If the bill passes the House ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô an unlikely feat, given election-year partisanship and unyielding Republican opposition ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô lenders will begin to compete more often with other lenders that typically face tough underwriting standards.Underwater borrowers would also benefit from expanded eligibility. The bill would do away with equity thresholds responsible for encumbering borrowers, giving those most affected by the financial crisis and sweeping losses in equity the opportunity to refinance their home loans.Borrowers with less than 20 percent equity on their homes would face lower upfront fees, and the bill would get rid of manual appraisal fees for those trapped in underwater neighborhoods.This bill is a win-win-win: homeowners will have more money in their pockets, Fannie and Freddie will see fewer foreclosures, and the housing market and economy will be strengthened. That’s why the Menendez-Boxer bill has such broad support from industry and consumer groups,”” Boxer added. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae Freddie Mac HARP Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Refinance Regulation Service Providers 2012-09-10 Ryan Schuettecenter_img Share September 10, 2012 413 Views last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires If you listen to Doug & Wolf, you know I love stats. ESPN Stats & Info just produced a great piece on the Seahawks at Cardinals game.If you want the whole link, here it is. If you want just the highlights, keep reading.ESPN Stats & Info: The Seahawks are just 5-6 on the road over the last two regular seasons. In road games this season, the Seattle defense is allowing opposing quarterbacks a 69 Total QBR. That means the average quarterback playing at home against Seattle is basically producing at a Pro Bowl level this year.I’m not a huge fan of the QBR because it has a ton of subjective qualities yet I see the value of this info. Russell Wilson has never lost a home game but look at the road record. The defense stat is stark on QB rating. It shows the enormous affect the crowd noise has on Seattle’s opponents. You take that crowd noise away and the defense goes from “stellar” to “solid.” ESPN Stats & Info: Wilson has attempted 65 throws off play action this season, the second-highest total in the league, and his 93.5 Total QBR on such throws ranks behind only Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers.Important point because it shows Wilson isn’t a total dog as QB but he’s a little over-hyped after his successful rookie season. Take away Marshawn Lynch and you’ve taken away a great deal of Wilson’s effectiveness.ESPN Stats & Info: Carson Palmer has more interceptions (five) than touchdowns (four) when throwing to Fitzgerald this season. When Kurt Warner throws to Larry Fitzgerald the Cardinals TD/INT ratio is +19 but when the other 8 Cardinal QBs since Warner’s retirement throw to Fitz the number goes to -10.I think we all understand. The bad QBs force the ball to Fitz because they panic and don’t read coverage. Warner forced teams to cover everyone because he was willing to throw to anyone, therefore passes to Fitz weren’t forced.ESPN Stats & Info: Over the last two seasons, the Cardinals are 1-7 against their fellow NFC West teams, the worst divisional record of any team in the NFL. However, the only win was the aforementioned win over the Seahawks in last season’s Week 1.Remember when Michael Bidwill said that he fired Whisenhunt because he was worried the Cardinals were falling behind the rest of the division? It’s hard to argue the point. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories ESPN Stats & Info: Lynch has 487 rushing yards this season, the third-most in the NFL. He’s done a large part of his work in the first quarter with 231 of those rushing yards (more than 47 percent) coming in the first quarter.This goes back to the Wilson play-action stats. LBs and DBs are much more disciplined at the beginning of a game. If Wilson starts a ton of play-action in the first quarter, it won’t be totally believable because Lynch hasn’t started gashing. Every team thinks they have a plan to stop Lynch. Panic doesn’t set in until they realize the plan didn’t work. Panic by the defense leads to play-action by the offense.We all know a huge key to the game is protecting Carson Palmer with the assumption protection will lower his turnover totals. Protecting Palmer is far and away the number one issue. It could be argued the second thing to study in this game, based on ESPN Stats & Info, is how well the Cards handle Lynch in the first quarter. If Lynch ends the 1st quarter with 50 or more yards rushing, it’s the 7 that will go up instead of the 1 in the recent NFC West division games for the Cardinals.last_img read more

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