Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago AMDC American Mortgage Diversity Council Diversity and Inclusion Webinar 2018-05-27 David Wharton Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Making the Business Case for Diversity The Week Ahead: Making the Business Case for Diversity in Daily Dose, Featured, News Share Save May 27, 2018 1,827 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Examining Military and Veteran Homeownership Next: Building a Playbook for the Future 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] About Author: David Wharton Tagged with: AMDC American Mortgage Diversity Council Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago On Wednesday, the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) will present a complimentary webinar entitled “Making the Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion.” Beginning at 3 p.m. ET, the webinar will explore how increasing inclusiveness contributes to the health of an organization and benefits the bottom line. The webinar will present an overview of practical steps that your business can take to promote diversity in the workplace.The AMDC webinar will be hosted by Tami Rund, CEO, AssetVal, and Monika Peltz, SVP of Default Operations at First American Title. The webinar will also include presentations from AMDC member firms AssetVal, Continental Real Estate Services, First Allegiance, and First American. You can click here to register for the webinar.The American Mortgage Diversity Council provides a platform for collaboration of mortgage industry leaders for the advancement of diversity and inclusion dialogue. The organization fosters discussion and promotes action through active participation with mortgage lenders, Servicers, and related service providers. AMDC regularly engages with various federal agencies with respect to policy and procedure impacting diversity and inclusion across the mortgage industry.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller HPI, Tuesday, 9 a.m. ETMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ETFederal Reserve Beige Book, Wednesday, 2 p.m. ETNAR Pending Home Sales Index, Thursday, 10 a.m. ETFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ET Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago
China’s National Health Commissionreported 1,749 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, the lowest dailyrise since Jan. 29, while Hubei province – the epicenter of the outbreak –reported the lowest number of new infections since Feb. 11. BEIJING – The death toll from the newcoronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 on Wednesday although the number ofnew cases fell for a second straight day, as authorities tightened alreadysevere containment measures in the worst-hit city of Wuhan. Dr. Kong Yuefeng, a recovered COVID-19 patient who has passed his 14-day quarantine, donates plasma in the city’s blood center in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province on Feb. 18, 2020. CHINATOPIX/AP The latest figures bring the totalnumber of cases in China to over 74,000 with 2,004 deaths, three quarters ofwhich have occurred in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan. The city of 11million people, where the virus first appeared last year, is under virtual lockdown.(Reuters)
Associated Press September 6, 2020 Brady, who is one of four American women still alive in singles, will face either Petra Martic or Yulia Putintseva in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal match.Brady took a medical timeout while leading 3-2 in the second set to get her left leg treated. She returned to the court with her upper leg wrapped and finished it off in an hour and 28 minutes — her longest match of the tournament.___11:15 a.m.The U.S. Open reaches its midpoint today under a sunny sky with temperatures topping out in the low 80s Fahrenheit (around 28 degrees Celsius). 2:45 p.m.Alexander Zverev used a dominating serve to beat an injury-slowed opponent and reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time.Zverev served 18 aces during a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Alexandro Davidovich Fokina, who got his right ankle taped after the opening game of the third set and had trouble moving on court.The fifth-seeded Zverev is the first German to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since Tommy Haas in 2007.___ 12:45 p.m.Jennifer Brady has extended her dominant showing at the U.S. Open and reached the quarterfinals for the first time.The hard-hitting, 25-year-old Brady knocked off Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4 in the opening match Sunday. The 41st-ranked Brady used her dominant forehand to take control in a 22-minute first set.Brady has yet to drop a set and has lost only 19 games in her four matches.For Kerber, it was an abrupt end to a resurgent week. The 2016 U.S. Open champion couldn’t make headway against Brady’s consistently solid serve and groundstrokes. The day begins with Angelique Kerber — a three-time Grand Slam champion who won at Flushing Meadows in 2016 — trying to extend her strong run through the bracket, facing 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady. Fourth-seeded Naomi Osaka plays later.On the men’s side, top-seeded Novak Djokovak is trying to stay unbeaten in 2020 and extend his bid for a fourth U.S. Open title.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Update on the latest sports The Latest: Putintseva throws racket, recovers, beats Martic Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):3:05 p.m.Yulia Putintseva threw her racket to the ground after dropping the second set, a moment of frustration that became her turning point. The 35th-ranked player recovered for a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 victory over No. 8 seed Petra Martic and her first berth in a U.S. Open quarterfinal.Putintseva has been the best in the women’s bracket at breaking serve, and she converted four of nine chances.Martic took a medical timeout to get her left foot treated and wrapped before the final game of the match. She finished with 39 unforced errors — 14 more than Putintseva, who will play American Jennifer Brady.Brady also reached her first U.S. Open quarterfinal by beating Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4 in the day’s opening match.___
Florida Department of Health confirms a 67-year-old Broward County man has tested presumptive positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) Sunday. This brings the total to three reported coronavirus patients in the county.The health department tweeted, the patient is currently in isolation. Two patients in Broward county were confirmed presumptive positive for COVID-19 Friday. FDOH announced those cases during the same time it confirmed a COVID-19 patient in Lee County.Palm Beach County Department of Health Director Dr. Alina Alonso, County Administrator Verdenia Baker, county commissioners and representatives from emergency management announced Sunday evening that the Pennsylvania Department of Health had recently advised the Florida Department of Health that a man who traveled to West Palm Beach for a convention Feb. 28 has tested positive for COVID-19. The man has since flown back to Pennsylvania.According to the Florida Department of Health, there is a total of 17 positive cases of the coronavirus connected to Florida. Of those cases, 11 patients are Florida residents, one patient is an out-of-state resident and five are repatriated cases.The CDC is also advising the elderly to not board crew ships or take cruises at this time.IF YOU FEEL SICK:The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to [email protected] Email responses will be sent during call center hours.Gov. Ron DeSantis met with Vice President Mike Pence, Florida’s two U.S. senators and cruise line officials Saturday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale asthe state Department of Health announced more presumptive cases of the disease — this time in Charlotte, Okaloosa, Volusia and Manatee Counties.Just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday the Florida Department of Health tweeted about a new presumptive positive case in Manatee County where it said the patient is in isolation and being cared for.The Department of Health also announced cases in Volusia and Okaloosa counties in a tweet just after 7 p.m. Saturday. The post affirmed both individuals are now isolated but had recently traveled on a Nile River Cruise in Egypt.A press release issued by the department reported the patient in Volusia county is a 66-year-old woman and the patient in Okaloosa County is a 61-year-old woman.As a result of the cases, the department is now advising individuals who traveled on the Nile River Cruise from Feb. 4 to 18 to isolate themselves for 14 days upon returning home after multiple passengers tested positive for the virus.FIU infectious diseases expert Dr. Aileen Marty joins Jen and I’ll Monday morning at 7:05 for the latest on COVID-10. She is featured in this interview on Sunday in Miami.For more information On COVID-19 from the CDC click here.
By John BurtonMonmouth Beach students celebrate reopening of Sandy-damaged schoolMONMOUTH BEACH – The hope was to have the borough’s Sandy-damaged elementary school opened by the beginning of June. They made it.Teachers aide Ms. Carol Brady greets third graders Sade White (left), Paige Show, Grace Decker, Abigail Mansfield and Tony Macaluso (right) during Monday morning’s opening of the Monmouth Beach School, seven months after Super Storm Sandy.“As a parent, it is gratifying to see my eighth-grader graduate from this school,” said Parent Teacher Organization President Homeria Walter, during the official ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, June 3, marking the school’s reopening seven months after being damaged by Super Storm Sandy.The difficulties parents, students and teachers had during the time the structure was being refurbished appeared all but forgotten as they returned to the school. Many were wearing brightly colored T-shirts proclaiming “MB Strong” and smiles.The school, which has about 300 students, was flooded when about 2 feet of water swept through it, ruining books and supplies, carpet and furniture and school records. It also wrecked the heating and electrical systems. The work to restore the structure cost approximately $2 million, according to Superintendent Brian Farrell.Sofie Bilancia (4th grade), Max Avrillon (3rd grade) and Rory Maher (3rd grade) at the school’s bake sale opening day.In the interim, Monmouth Beach students, faculty and staff went to the West Long Branch and Oceanport school districts and Shore Regional High School for instruction.“It was a tough time being out of the building,” said Nancy Pietz, a fifth-grade teacher who has 20 years in the district. “It’s great to be back.”Pietz insisted the remainder of the school year would be productive.“I’m going right back to the books,” she said. “The summer’s not here yet.”The school was reopened with not quite three weeks left in the school year so students and faculty could regain a sense of normalcy and to allow the eighth-graders to graduate from the school.“In the long run it worked out OK,” teacher Tina Freglette said. “It looks great.”The school was officially open as Superintendent Brian Farrell (left) cuts the ribbon with Homeria Walters (right), PTO president, and Board of Education Vice President Kirk Ruoff.For parent Maureen Somers having two of her three children in the school “was very chaotic.” She had to juggle the schedules of her entire family to accommodate everyone. Somers said Monmouth Beach students didn’t have lockers at their temporary schools and they had to carry around their books and other items each day.Danny Mendillo, a seventh-grader, felt the two toughest parts of dealing with being in another school were transportation and sports. When they overlapped, he and his fellow students had to maneuver to get to and from practices. The bright side was he “got to meet a lot of new friends.”“It was kind of hard for us,” agreed seventh-grader John Salerno. “We weren’t familiar with that school,” which was Shore Regional High School.Parent Maureen Sommers (left) and teacher Nancy Pietz.Their classmate Zach Berman said getting out of school later than usual at Shore Regional made “it tough getting us to everything,” including sports and extracurricular activities. “Just the feeling of being back and seeing everyone back together is really great,” he said.Tony Macaluso, a third-grader, was also glad to be back in his own school. “It’s really great to be back,” said Tony, who has been attending West Long Branch’s Betty McElmon Elementary School. He missed the Monmouth Beach school gym and some of his friends who wound up going to another school. “I’ll be glad to see them again,” he said with a shy smile.After the storm, about 50 schools across the country started collecting funds to help the Monmouth Beach district and raised about $78,000, according to the PTO’s Walter.The Two River Theater, in Red Bank, also conducted its own fundraising effort for the district and collected $10,000, Walter said.Teacher Tina Freglette (left) and Jen Loxton, library personnel.The funds were used to offset the cost of replacing lost equipment, supplies and furniture, Superintendent Brian Farrell said. “Some good does come out something like this.”The school’s reopening brings about a change in the district leadership. Board of Education Vice President Kirk Ruoff announced Farrell, who has been with the district for 1½ years, is leaving. Replacing him in July will be Michael Ettore, who has 25 years in education, including working as a principal in the Marlboro district and teaching in Little Silver.Farrell said he will be leaving to enter business in the private sector.
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorIf the Nelson Leafs didn’t have bad luck the team would have no luck at all.Already icing one of the youngest rosters in the entire Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the Leafs played most of last weekend without the services of three veteran players — forwards Gavin Currie and Cody Abbey and defenceman Tyler Parfeniuk.The result had the Leafs losing two of three, including a 6-2 pasting at the hands of the lowly Grand Forks Border Bruins.On the positive side, the 2010 KIJHL finalists did manage to get its first win of the season, a 3-2 win against an ever-improving Penticton Lakers squad, to right the ship, a little.“We haven’t been healthy since the beginning of the season,” Leaf coach and GM, Chris Shaw told The Nelson Daily Tuesday.“We have such a young club that the impact of losing three veterans is huge and changes the dynamics of the team.”Currie did manage to get in a few shifts during the loss to Beaver Valley and Sunday’s win over the Lakers, but did not look at full strength fighting a nagging upper body injury.Abbey spent Sunday’s encounter sitting in the stands. The Leafs definitely missed the 6’2”, 200-pound winger huge body in front of the net.As for Parfeniuk, the rugged Kelowna defenceman has played in just one game this season thanks to a shoulder injury.Shaw expects Abbey and Currie back in the lineup in the return match Saturday against the Bruins in Grand Forks.However, Parfeniuk will remain on the disabled list. “The game last week was a weird one,” Shaw explained when asked about the loss to the Bruins. “Grand Forks scored six power play goals, which is almost unheard of in junior hockey.”“Still there are no excuses the way we played in Grand Forks,” he added.Shaw did add a fresh face to the Leaf lineup Sunday in the form of Marcus Dhal, a speedy, but small, 17-year-old forward from the Calgary Royals of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.At 5’8”, 165-pounds, Dahl adds some speed to the Leafs front line.“He’s a skilled forward who played last season for the Okanagan Hockey Association Major Midget team,” Shaw said.The road doesn’t get any easier for the Leafs. After playing Grand Forks Friday, Nelson plays host to the always-tough Fernie Ghostriders Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.STAT LINE: Nelson, 1-4, is not only last in the Murdoch Division, but the Green and White hold down the bottom spot in the league in goals scored this season at 1.80 per game. Fernie Ghostriders are tops with 4.70 goals per game. Nelson has also allowed 4.40 goals per game, second worst in the KIJHL behind Princeton Posse. . . . Connor McLaughlin leads the team in scoring with four points, including three goals. In contrast, Thierry Martine of Osoyoos Coyotes and Duncan Schulz of Kamloops Storm lead the league, each with nine points. Martine has six goals in four [email protected]
Kayden Peck, Brandon Tutte and Ben Berard replied for South Island.Saturday, South Island scored three consecutive goals in a wild second period to grab the first win of the series.After Korbyn Chabot of Cranbrook gave Kootenay a 2-1 lead, Cam Coutre, Ben Grist and Berard scored in a span of eight minutes to give the Royals a 4-2 lead after 40 minutes.Shawn Campbell of Castlegar opened the scoring for Kootenay while Peck had the other goal for South Island.Solomon Burk of Castlegar and Jason Mailhoit were in goal for Kootenay, which improves to 5-24-5 on the season.The Ice return to action this weekend in Nelson when the club hosts North Island Silvertips in a two game series beginning Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Sunday, the puck drops at 8 a.m. in the NDCC Arena. Nelson’s Keaton Roch scored with six minutes remaining in the game to lift Kootenay Ice into a 3-3 tie with South Island Royals in BC Major Midget Hockey League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The power play goal by Roch allowed the host Ice squad to escape the weekend series with at least a point in the Major Midget standings.South Island double Kootenay 4-2 Saturday.Justin Podgorenko of Nelson, also scoring on the power play, and Tanner Costa of Castlegar also had goals for Kootenay.