Mortgage Relief for Those Impacted by Hawaiian Volcano

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago May 14, 2018 3,121 Views  Print This Post Nearly 30 homes have been destroyed, and more are in the path of potential destruction since the Hawaiian volcano known as Kīlauea began pouring lava down its slopes on May 3, 2018. Now several lenders, including Wells Fargo and Bank of Hawaii, have announced mortgage relief for homeowners impacted by the disaster.As reported by Bankrate, Wells Fargo has announced that customers affected by the volcanic event can contact the bank in order to secure a 90-day postponement in mortgage payments. Paul Gomez, VP of Corporate Communications at Wells Fargo, said, “During this time, all negative credit bureau reporting, late fees, collection calls, and foreclosure referrals and sales are also suspended.”Bank of Hawaii is also offering protections for affected mortgage holders and those currently facing foreclosure. Stafford Kiguchi, a Bank of Hawaii media representative, said, “We are definitely suspending foreclosures and evictions during this time of hardship. The initial period of time is for the length of the emergency loan program, which is six months for forbearance.” Kiguchi added that the bank would also work with borrowers to extend foreclosure suspensions beyond that period where prudent. “If the hardship turns out to be more than a temporary situation, we have other, long-term relief programs, such as our loan modification program, which permanently lowers a borrower’s monthly payment,” Kiguchi continued.Kīlauea has been erupting since 1983 and has caused property damage before, including the 1990 destruction of the town of Kalapana. On Friday, May 11, President Trump approved a disaster declaration for the region and ordered the disbursement of federal disaster aid. Hawaii Gov. David Ige said in a statement, “I’m grateful for the quick approval of my request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration. This opens the door to federal assistance and demonstrates a solid partnership with the federal government as we work to keep Hawai‘i residents safe and support recovery efforts on Hawai‘i Island.”According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information, natural disasters caused $306 billion in total damage across America in 2017. Mortgage Relief Natural Disasters volcano 2018-05-14 David Wharton in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Journal, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Tagged with: Mortgage Relief Natural Disasters volcano Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Relief for Those Impacted by Hawaiian Volcano Mortgage Relief for Those Impacted by Hawaiian Volcano Previous: HUD Calls for Public Comment on ‘Disparate Impact’ Next: Industry Veteran Brad Blackwell Announces Retirement Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Evansville Man Sentenced To 79 Years For Child Molesting, Weapons Charges

first_imgEvansville Man Sentenced To 79 Years For Child Molesting, Weapons ChargesVanderburgh Circuit Court Magistrate Judge Michael J. Cox sentenced 25-year-old Ryan Remling to a 79-year prison term Thursday afternoon.In March, Remling was convicted of four counts of Child Molesting, all level 1 felonies, in Vanderburgh County Circuit Court following a two-day trial.Remling was arrested in December of 2016 after Evansville Police Detectives were notified that videos of the incidents involving the young victim were found on Remling’s phone.The victim was under the age of 14.“He stole choices from this little girl, that she should have had the chance to make on her own,” explained Vanderburgh County Deputy Prosecutor Kelly Corne during the sentencing hearing.Remling was also facing a level 4 felony charge, for possessing a deadly weapon while in custody at the Vanderburgh County Detention Center back in December of 2016.Following the sentencing hearing on the child molestation case, Remling pleaded guilty to the weapons charge.  Remling received a 4-year prison term in that case.The 75-year term in the child molestation case and 4-year term in the weapons case, will run consecutive for a total of 79 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Ex-LA councilman gets prison in City Hall corruption case

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for lying to federal investigators about his dealings with a businessman who provided him $15,000 in secret cash payments. The judge said Englander “totally lost his moral compass.” Englander was fined $15,000 — the amount contained in envelopes Englander accepted in Las Vegas casino restrooms. Englander, is the first person to be sentenced in a wide-ranging federal investigation into corruption at Los Angeles City Hall. He pleaded guilty last year to scheming to falsify material facts, a felony.last_img read more

Sarri fears Chelsea ban will ruin title hopes

first_imgWith Real Madrid expected to make a move for Blues star Eden Hazard, who is out of contract next year, Sarri could be forced to sell a player he would prefer to keep rather than risk losing him for nothing when his deal expires.That would further weaken his options, but the Italian remains intent on staying with Chelsea next term.The former Napoli manager insists he would be able to survive without new signings at Chelsea next season, despite the obvious impact on his team’s development.Asked if he would be ready to promote youth talents to the senior squad, Sarri said: “I like to play with young players, so for me it’s not a big problem.“At the moment, we spoke one month ago about the pre-season, the program of the next season.“But we didn’t speak about the market, also because at the moment we don’t know if we’ll be able to go into the market.”Meanwhile, Eintracht manager Adi Huetter revealed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has sent the Bundesliga club a good luck message.Klopp urged underdogs Eintracht to follow Liverpool’s example after the Reds’ stunning Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday.Liverpool overturned a 3-0 first leg deficit with a 4-0 win and, while Eintracht don’t have to author such a dramatic escape, Huetter was happy to get the greeting from Klopp.“He wished everything for Eintracht Frankfurt, and I did congratulate him for reaching the final,” Huetter said.“If you really believe in something it shows you can put that across to your team.“His team played the way they had all year, and I hope that’s what my team can do.“Everything is possible. The favourite is Chelsea but once you get this far you want to get into the final.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Maurizio SarriLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Maurizio Sarri said Chelsea have no chance of competing with Manchester City and Liverpool next season unless their two-window transfer ban is overturned.Chelsea were hit with the ban for breaches of the international transfer rules on minors and FIFA threw out their appeal against the decision on Wednesday.The Blues will take their fight against the transfer embargo to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but it was the worst possible news for Sarri ahead of Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg against Eintracht Frankfurt.Having booked a place in next season’s Champions League after securing a top four finish in the Premier League, Chelsea are bidding to win the first trophy of Sarri’s reign in the Europa League.They are favoured to reach the final after drawing 1-1 in Frankfurt in the first leg last week.But Sarri is concerned that a potentially uplifting end to hs troubled first season would be erased if Chelsea are unable to sign the players he believes are needed to fight City and Liverpool in the Premier League.“It’s very difficult to cover the gap at the moment; we need to work, probably we need to do something from the market,” said Sarri, whose third-placed team are 24 points behind leaders City.“So it’s not easy, because the level of the top two is very, very high. As we can see in Europe, so it’s not easy.“Of course, we have to work and we have to try. In my opinion we can reduce the gap.“I think that we have to buy only one, two players, otherwise it’s very difficult to improve immediately.“I think we are a very good team, so we need only one, two players, no more.”– Young talent –FIFA confirmed it has “partially upheld” Chelsea’s appeal, but only in allowing the club to sign European players aged under 16.The ban on signing over-16s remains in place, leaving Chelsea unable to make changes to Sarri’s squad unless they win the CAS appeal.last_img read more

Inside Conditions…Crime and Punishment

first_imgNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, right, speaks to coaches on his bench during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The Patriots came from behind to win 27-26. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Okay, Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin is finally paying the “piper” for allegedly interfering with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones while he was in the process of returning a kick during the recent Steelers/Ravens skirmish.A $100,000 fine was recently levied on Tomlin in regards to alleged “act of football terrorism” because no one can really say whether his “confession” was coerced or not.The league also said that; “It will consider a forfeiture of draft choices for the Steelers because Tomlin’s conduct affected a play on the field.The fine is tied for the second-largest reported fine ever given to an NFL coach. First place belongs to the New England Patriots and their headmaster Bill Belichick who in 2007 had his hands slapped by having to fork out $500,000 “rubles” for invading the privacy of several other if not all of the additional franchises in the NFL.When I think of cheating or interference the first thing that leaps to the front of my mind as far as a penalty comparison goes is the 2007 New England Patriots “spygate” scandal.I have written about the “Belicheat” scandal several times but; here I go again.First of all how in the hell can the two acts even be mentioned in the same breath? One act was a calculated, premeditated and deliberate act designed by a few individuals and carried out by many in order not to only affect the outcome of a game or two but ultimately redesigned and altered the outcome of professional football and sports history.Coach Belichick was very much aware of the  NFL’s Constitution & Bylaws (article 9) that clearly stated that: “Any use by any club at any time, from the start to the finish of any game in which such club is a participant, of any communications or information-gathering equipment, other than Polaroid-type cameras or field telephones, shall be prohibited, including without limitation videotape machines, telephone tapping, or bugging devices, or any other form of electronic devices that might aid a team during the playing of a game.”The final ruling and penalty resulting from these insidious actions were this. Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 by the NFL, the maximum amount permitted under the NFL Constitution and By-Laws for violating league policy regarding the use of equipment to videotape an opposing team’s offensive or defensive signals.The Patriots were fined $250,000 by the NFL. The Patriots gave up their first-round pick in 2008 because they make the playoffs and eventually lost to the NY Giants in the Super Bowl.At the time that the incident was discovered and adjudicated NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell informed the Patriots that: “This episode represents a calculated and deliberate attempt to avoid longstanding rules designed to encourage fair play and promote honest competition on the playing field. I specifically considered whether to impose a suspension on Coach Belichick.  I have determined not to do so, largely because I believe that the discipline I am imposing of a maximum fine and forfeiture of a first-round draft choice, or multiple draft choices, is in fact more significant and long-lasting, and therefore more effective, than a suspension.”There are some people that will never take responsibility for their actions. At the time “Belicheat” I meant to say Belichick did not say, I take responsibility for encouraging an illegal act to be committed by my subordinates in order to get a leg up on the competition defined his actions as a “mistake” saying;” I apologize to the Kraft family and every person directly or indirectly associated with the New England Patriots for the embarrassment, distraction and penalty my mistake caused” defines the word mistake as: ” mis•take PA noun, verb, mis•took, mis•tak•en, mis•tak•ing. noun 1. an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc. 2. a misunderstanding or misconception.There was no mistake that occurred in regards to the heinous actions of Bill Belichick,  the New England Patriots or their staff.  Mike Tomlin made a “misstep” Bill Belichick plain and simple “misled.”If Mike Tomlin had been discovered illegally recording another teams signals, the past, present and future of all Black NFL head coaches including but not limited to Tony Dungy,  Lovie Smith, Dennis Green would have been examined and reexamined.In my opinion the suspension or even the expulsion of Bill Belichick at the time that the Patriots violations were discovered would have been justified because more than likely a new or interim coach would may have brought in a new or revised system and that could have created a whole new set of problems for the personnel of the Patriots.Case in point, look at the affect that the 1 year  suspension of New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton had on his team as a result of the bounty scandal.In March of 2012, Payton was suspended for one year.  The team was also forced to forfeit their second round pick in 2012 and ’13 and pay $500,000 as a result of the NFL’s bounty investigation, the league announced. The Saints were 7-9 in 2012 during his suspension.In 2013 they sit atop their division at 10-3 and are a lock to make the playoffs.Tell me that a suspension of your head coach doesn’t hurt. The Saints actions may have been immoral, possibly harmful to the opposition but they did not “cheat.In the 2004-2005 NFL AFC Championship game between the Steelers and the Patriots it has been established that the Patriots may have cheated as well and went on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.Why aren’t there any asterisks attached to the Patriots many hallowed victories.  My uncle Will used to say; “it’s only a fair fight if you win.” “Cheaters win all of the time but you can bet they will win most of the time.”Aubrey Bruce can be reached at; [email protected] or 412.583.6741last_img read more

At The Finish Line…Spurs will beat The Heat in six!

first_imgMiami Heat guard Dwyane Wade sits on the sideline against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-95. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Where Only the Truth Matters• Here’s “some truth” for ya!  “Pop” knows something we don’t know and “Duncan” knows something too.  All that being said, The Spurs will beat The Heat in six!• You know, I tried to send our President a message after the Russian invasion thing and again after the Benghazi tragedy.  Don’t be the guy they blame the end of the world on.  Well, he’s moving in that direction again.  And unless I’m missing something here, it looks like they didn’t do their homework on bringing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl  home after being a POW for five years.  And look, I want all the boys home too, but not how they say to do it.  I’ve got the big stick.  We’ll make the trade the way I say so or we’ll kill your guys.  “Nobody gives me my guns and tells me to ride, nobody!”Bill Neal• Here come the Bucs . . . Here come the Bucs . . . Here come the Bucs!  And I told you so.  Just be patient.  It’s a long season.  When the young boy comes up (xxxx) and the pitching kicks in . . . then the party starts.  Don’t worry, the bats are there.  That’s not the problem.• So you world Penguins haters gotta eat some words now don’t cha?  You know that Rangers team that kicked our butts, well, they’re in the Stanley Cup Finals now.  Just shut up and eat the words!• I’m telling you right now so you can book it in because I know you’re going to want to make plans.  The biggest par-tay of the year is coming Friday, July 4, 2014.  It’s a brand new thing . . .  Achieving Greatness Inc. will present The First Friday Fantasy plus . . . the summer’s first gala, all white party, featuring The United Rays Corvette Club Car Cruise at Brewstones in Monroeville.  BYOB – cash kitchen – free parking – 50/50 – The Legend Sly Jock – The Fabulous Allure Models – and surprise celebrity West – call (412) 628-4856 for more information.< You Have Just Crossed the Finish Line >last_img read more

Brown dwarf detected in the CoRoT20 system

first_img Located some 4,000 light years away from the Earth, CoRoT-20 is a star of spectral type G2V, similar in size and mass to our sun. In 2011, astronomers found a planet orbiting this star on a short-period eccentric orbit. The exoworld, which received designation CoRoT-20 b, is about the size of Jupiter but four times more massive. The exoplanet, classified as a “hot Jupiter,” circles its host every 9.24 days at a distance of approximately 0.09 AU from it.Now, a team of researchers led by Javiera Ray of the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland, have found a new substellar object in this system, also on an eccentric orbit, but with a much longer orbital period than that of CoRoT-20 b. The discovery was made as a result of follow-up observations of the CoRoT-20 system conducted between November 2011 and November 2017, using the HARPS and SOPHIE spectrographs.”In this paper, we report a new substellar companion orbiting CoRoT-20, thanks to six years of additional observations obtained with HARPS and SOPHIE spectrographs,” the researchers wrote in the paper.Observations carried out by Ray’s team show that the newly detected object, designated CoRoT-20 c, has a minimum mass of 17 Jupiter masses. Due to its mass, CoRoT-20 c was initially classified as a brown dwarf. Although the boundary between planet and brown dwarf is poorly defined, astronomers generally agree that brown dwarf are substellar objects at least 13 times more massive than Jupiter.According to the study, CoRoT-20 c is separated from its parent star by approximately 2.9 AU. The planet has an orbital period of 4.59 years and orbital eccentricity of 0.6.Notably, orbital parameters of the newly identified brown dwarf make CoRoT-20 the first known system with an eccentric “hot Jupiter” and an eccentric massive companion.”CoRoT-20 is the first identified system with an eccentric hot Jupiter (e ≥ 0.2) and an eccentric massive companion with a fully probed orbit,” the paper reads.The researchers noted that the newly detected brown dwarf interacts with the “hot Jupiter,” adding that the currently high eccentricity of CoRoT-20 b is likely entirely due to the presence of CoRoT-20 c.Due to this interaction, the CoRoT-20 system is perceived by Ray’s team as an excellent candidate to test tidal migration models. So far, astronomers have identified at least three migration mechanisms that can explain the existence of close-in “hot Jupiters” on eccentric orbits. Therefore, further observations of CoRoT-20 c, during its next transit, which is expected to occur in late 2020, could help us advance our understanding of these mechanisms. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. COROT’s exoplanet hunt update More information: A 4.6-year period brown-dwarf companion interacting with the hot-Jupiter CoRoT-20 b, arXiv:1807.01229 [astro-ph.EP] report the discovery of an additional substellar companion in the CoRoT-20 system based on six years of HARPS and SOPHIE radial velocity follow-up. CoRoT-20 c has a minimum mass of 17 ± 1 MJup and it orbits the host star in 4.59±0.05 years, with an orbital eccentricity of 0.60 ± 0.03. This is the first identified system with an eccentric hot Jupiter and an eccentric massive companion. The discovery of the latter might be an indication of the migration mechanism of the hot Jupiter, via Lidov-Kozai effect. We explore the parameter space to determine which configurations would trigger this type of interactions. Radial velocity curve (top) and residuals (middle) of CoRoT-20 from FIES (orange), HARPS (purple) and SOPHIE (blue). Generalized Lomb-Scargle (GLS) periodogram (bottom) of the radial velocities after subtraction of the two orbits. False alarm probability levels are plotted for 50, 10 and 1 percent. Credit: Ray et al., 2018. © 2018 Explore further Citation: Brown dwarf detected in the CoRoT-20 system (2018, July 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from An international group of astronomers has discovered a new substellar object in the planetary system CoRoT-20. The newly identified object was classified as a brown dwarf due to its mass, which is greater than that of the heaviest gas giant planets. The finding is reported in a paper published July 3 on read more

Saluting the king of Kathak

first_imgNoted film maker, artist and social worker, Shri Muzaffar Ali and renowned sitarist, Debu Chaudhuri released Birju Maharaj: The Master Through My Eyes at a function organised at the India International Center. Birju Maharaj, who was present on the occasion, later spoke about his life and passion to regale the audience.Also present at the function were Jawar Sircar, CEO Prasar Bharati, and leading personalities in the field of art and theatre.  The publication aims to highlight the work and life of noted artists and is authored by his disciple, Saswati Sen. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Birju Maharaj is not only an unmatched Kathak dancer but also a superb vocalist, a generous teacher, and an imaginative painter. The book reveals how this icon of Indian dance, who is a mentor for thousands and an inspiration for countless people across the globe, is actually an unassuming, simple person outside his artistic world. Accompanied by rare photographs, this is a heartfelt tribute to a man who, among his many achievements, has spread awareness about the classical dance form of Kathak, not only in India, but abroad while touching innumerable lives along the way. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis memoir of the legendary Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj presents layers of his personality—his simplicity, modesty, generosity—as witnessed by one of his foremost disciples, Saswati Sen, who has known him for over forty-five years.Saswati Sen, regarded as one of the best exponents of the famous Lucknow gharana of Kathak, is the driving force behind Kalashram, Pandit Birju Maharaj’s dream institution. She has received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the Sanskriti Award, the Shringar Mani Award and the Critic’s Recommendation Award. She has performed at the RIMPA (Ravi Shankar Institute for Music and Performing Arts) festival in Varanasi, the Kathak Prasang in Bhopal and Jaipur and the prestigious Khajuraho Festival of dance, among others.After her initial training under Reba Chatterjee Vidyarthi at the Bharatiya Kala Kendra in New Delhi, she was awarded the National Scholarship in 1969 by the Ministry of Culture. She then graduated to become one of the foremost disciples of Pandit Birju Maharaj.last_img read more

GitLab 113 released with support for Maven repositories protected environments and more

first_imgGitLab 11.3 was released on Saturday with support for Maven repositories, Code Owners, Protected Environments and other changes. These new added features help in automation of controls around environments and code while also providing further efficiencies for Java developers. Maven repositories in GitLab 11.3 Maven repositories are now directly available in GitLab. This gives Java developers a secure, standardized way to share version control in Maven libraries. It also saves time by reusing these libraries across projects but it is available only on GitLab premium. Lower-level services can now have their packaged libraries published to their project’s Maven repository. They can share a simple XML snippet with other teams to utilize the library while Maven and GitLab do the rest. Code owners and protected environments GitLab Starter now supports assignment of Code Owners to files indicating the appropriate team members contributing to the code. This is a primer for future releases, which will enforce internal controls at the code level. Operators can also use Protected Environments for setting permissions to determine which users can deploy code to production environments. This significantly reduces the risk of an unintended commit. This feature is also available only on premium. Epic forecasting with integrated milestone dates The new Portfolio Management feature in GitLab Ultimate forecasts an epic’s start and end dates automatically based on the milestone dates of its issues. Portfolio managers will be able to compare their planned start and end dates against the scheduled work enabling faster decisions on delivery and plan adjustments. In older versions, fixed values could be set for the planned start and end dates of an epic. This was useful for high-level planning of epics. However, as issues are attached to the epic and the issues are scheduled for work with actual milestones, it is useful to have epic dates reflecting those milestones. In this version, the static values for the dates can be changed to a dynamic value called ‘From milestones’. The dynamic version of epic planned end dates are analogous. This is a useful feature to have if you want seamless transition from high-level, top-down planning to micro-level, and bottom-up planning. For more information, visit the GitLab website. Read next GitLab raises $100 million, Alphabet backs it to surpass Microsoft’s GitHub Gitlab 11.2 releases with preview changes in Web IDE, Android Project Import and more GitLab is moving from Azure to Google Cloud in Julylast_img read more

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