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Native to America

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Native to America August 23, 2017 1,211 Views Native to America Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson attended the United Native American Housing Association Conference in Polson, Montana Monday to discuss the responsibilities HUD and its Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) have to create equality for Native Americans in the housing market. Though homelessness has decreased by 100,000 in the last 10 years and the unemployment rate is at its lowest point in a decade, Carson explained they have a special responsibility to those peoples who were here before all others.During the conference, Carson shared recent HUD data that found that 68,000 new affordable housing units are needed to replace their older and less safe predecessors in order to serve the American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Carson said they have a moral obligation to make sure this happens.In order to follow through, HUD will have to work across all federal agencies, state and local authorities, tribal leaders, and public and private partnerships to make sure jobs are available to those that need them and are able to work.“It means eliminating burdensome regulations and unreasonable limits on land use that keep tribes from prosperity and self-sufficiency, preventing them from developing their own property as they like,” Carson said. “And it means ensuring that every community has access to good health care and choice in education. For we cannot simply put a roof over someone’s head, while ignoring the needs of their body and mind.”One of the ways HUD and ONAP is working to address Native American lending is through its new computer system that expedites the processing of mortgage loans for Indian Housing. The ONAP Loan Origination System or ONAP-LOS will allow lenders to automate case registration, reservation of funds, and the issuance of loan guarantee certificates. Eligible lenders are able to train on the system electronically.For more information on ONAP-LOS, click here. Related Articles  Print This Post Previous: Arch MI, OpenClose Offer Individualized MI Rates in Seconds Next: The Future of PMI The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago HUD 2017-08-23 Brianna Gilpin in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News About Author: Brianna Gilpin Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: HUD Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Gilgo Beach Murders Movie Debuts at Long Island Theater

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Gilgo Beach Murders, a horror movie based on the unsolved Long Island Serial Killer case, is scheduled to make its local debut at a movie theater in Suffolk County this weekend.None of the names are the same, but the film depicts a man killing several women who work as prostitutes, dumping one of their bodies at the beach and police eventually recovering 10 sets of human remains—details that loosely mirror the real-life case.“It’s a work of fiction, it’s not a documentary,” Joseph DiPietro, a Connecticut native making his directorial debut with the low-budget true-crime thriller that he also wrote and produced. “I thought the case was really fascinating and terrifying and really lends itself to a movie.”The movie premiered in New York City last fall and will be shown for the first time on LI at an 8:40 p.m. Friday screening at Island Cinemas in Mastic. A representative for the theater said the movie will show at the same time all week through Valentine’s Day. DiPietro said it may be screened elsewhere on LI later.Scenes that directly parallel some of the few details released in the case include the victims’ families complaining about a lack of police interest in their missing relatives, one of the victims’ sisters receiving a call from the killer on the slain sister’s phone and the search for a missing New Jersey woman leading to the discovery of the other remains.The case previously inspired an episode of Law & Order SVU, two books—one self-published, another authored by a writer for New York Magazine—and an off-Broadway play that reportedly sparked outrage among the victims’ families.DiPietro expects his film to draw criticism—there is some blood, strong language and nudity—but he maintains that his goal was not to exploit murder victims for profit.“It was handled in a really sensitive matter,” he said. “It’s just kind of a Hollywood thriller that we did. We did it in a way that we didn’t want to victimize anyone.”last_img read more

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What’s new in member business lending?

first_imgThe outlook for credit union member business lending is sunny.Callahan & Associates reported that 34.4 percent of U.S. credit unions offered member business loans, as of September 2015. This is up 86 basis points from September 2014.Total MBL outstanding balances topped $50.9 billion, up 12.29 percent year over year from September 2014. Although member business loans are growing in size and popularity, these loans account for only 6.5 percent of the total industry loan portfolio, the second smallest loan product, followed only by credit cards.This news came before the National Credit Union Administration and the Small Business Administration announced they have partnered to increase SBA loans. Plus, last month the NCUA Board modernized its business lending rule.“With this final rule, we begin a new era,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said in the announcement. “Today, the vast majority of credit unions making these loans have well-established member-business lending infrastructures and risk management in place. So, it is time to transition from prescriptive limits to over-arching principles that will provide greater flexibility for credit unions to serve more member businesses.” continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Alaska Highway closed at Sikanni Chief

first_imgFrom eyewitness reports suggest there has been a second accident when a motorist tried to go around the original accident.The RCMP have now blocked the highway in both directions.  Once we learn more about how long the highway will be closed we will post another update.Sikanni Chief Hill is located approximately 180km north of Fort St. John.- Advertisement -If you’re in the area and have any information or pictures to share, email [email protected]last_img

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49ers notes: Matt Breida says ankle injury ‘nothing serious’

first_img“I’ll tell you the truth, I didn’t even know what happened at first. My leg was … WATCH: Analysis: San Francisco 49ers NFL week 5 loss to Arizona Cardinals.Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.SANTA CLARA — Unlike two games ago, running back Matt Breida wasn’t allowed to return from a leg injury in the 49ers’ loss Sunday. He insisted afterward his sprained left ankle is merely a “little tweak,” even though initially it didn’t seem so little.last_img

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2010: two million tickets sold

first_img28 January 2010After three of five ticketing sales phases for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ South Africa, over 2-million tickets – two-thirds of the total available – have been sold.The third ticketing sales phase, which will conclude with a random draw for oversubscribed matches on 1 February, saw a total of 1 206 865 applications received from 192 countries.Six matches are currently oversubscribed (in all categories), among them the semi-finals and the final. In total, 55 matches are oversubscribed in at least one category.There was huge interest from South African residents, who accounted for 79 percent of the total applications received (958 381) in this phase. This represents an increase of 24.9 percent in applications from South African residents in the third sales phase when compared to the earlier ticketing stages.Apart from the host country, the USA led the ticketing standings for the third phase with 50 217 applications, followed by the UK (41 529), Australia (15 523), Mexico (14 804), Germany (14 647) and Brazil (10 767).Increased interest was also noted in the neighbouring countries of South Africa – Botswana leading with 2 519 ticket applications, followed by Mozambique (1 795) and Namibia (1 191).The next ticketing sales phase will start on 9 February and end on 7 April. During these 58 days, more than 400 000 tickets will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis via www.fifa.com/2010 or in FNB branches (in South Africa only).From 15 April onwards, ticketing centres will be open in each host city (with two in Johannesburg) where fans will be able to buy tickets over the counter and also collect their confirmed tickets.To further enhance the service, ticketing call centres will be open during the fourth sales phase – both internationally and in the host country. The call centres will assist fans with enquiries and applications. The hotline number for international customers is 00 41 44 583 2010, and for domestic customers 083 123 2010.For residents of the host country, the allocation of category 4 tickets (the most affordable, for South African residents only – starting from US$20/R140) will, as planned, increase significantly.Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

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Pan-African passport launched at AU Summit

first_imgThe promised pan-African passport was launched and the financing of the African Union (AU) was among the many issues discussed by heads of state at the 27th AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda over the weekend.Discussions centred on the continent’s actions regarding the AU’s Agenda 2063.This strategic framework sets a path for socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years. It was adopted at the Organization of African Unity (OAU) / AU 50th Anniversary Celebration, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2013.Agenda 2063 lies at the heart of the future Africa envisions for itself. The leaders who signed it imagined a prosperous continent at peace with itself.One of the foundations of Agenda 2063 is the AU vision: “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena”.The summit, which started on 10 July and ended yesterday, is themed 2016: African Year of Human Rights. Leaders in Kigali focused particularly on the rights of African women.ElectionsElections were held on Sunday, 17 July for a new chairperson of the AU Commission to replace South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, along with a roster of new AU commissioners. The new commissioner was to be announced as the summit closed on Monday.The three candidates for the post AU Commissioner, two of them women, were: former Uganda vice-president Specioza Wandira Kazibwe, Botswana foreign minister Pelonomi Venson Moitoi, and Equatorial Guinea foreign minister Agapito Mba Mokuy, according to the international multimedia broadcasting service, Voice of America.Leaders from across Africa gather in Kigali for the 27th AU Summit, from 10-18 July 2016. (Image: 27th AU Summit)Briefing the media on 15 July, AU chief of staff Jennifer Chiriga, said that African heads of state would meet for the first time at a closed session the following day. “They will be discussing strategic issues, particularly the financing of the union. We have a report that will be represented.“We also had a special envoy who has been going around the continent, getting views of the heads of state on how we can improve our peace fund,” she said.The out-going Commission has three months from the election date to compile a handover report before exiting. Chiriga said the highlight of the summit would be the elections. “We are anticipating the summit will be electing a chairperson and a deputy chairperson. The executive council will elect eight commissioners. They will form a new Commission.”Pan-African passportThe Pan-African passport, which will be made available to diplomats and heads of state first, will allow free movement across national borders. Louise Mushikiwabo, foreign affairs minister of Rwanda, explained that although security was a major concern, this would not stop them. “Our strategic thinking is that the fear of insecurity should not stop Africans from moving freely from one country to another.”Passports would be delivered symbolically to some heads of state, foreign ministers and a few officials of the AU, she said. Thereafter each AU member state would discuss country-specific design of the passports. “How soon the passports will be implemented will depend on each country and their preparation to distribute widely,” she said.The first two recipients were the leaders of Chad and Rwanda. Chadian President Idriss Déby, the body’s current chairperson, and Rwandan President Paul Kagame were presented with the passports by Dlamini-Zuma.The passport was launched on Sunday, 17 July at the opening ceremony of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union:Video of first @_AfricanUnion passports being issued at #27thAUSummit #KigaliConvention pic.twitter.com/rgiVrWrcYs via @abi_negn— Calestous Juma (@calestous) July 17, 2016South SudanThe most critical issue that was discussed was the resurgence of violence in South Sudan, Mushikiwabo said on 14 July. “We are expecting the secretary-general of the United Nations to meet some leaders on the continent on this matter. This is a very important topic on everybody’s mind.”Their first concern was the protection of civilians in South Sudan, and then the political process could be put back on track, she added.Agenda 2063In her statement on Sunday, Dlamini-Zuma said they were hopeful regarding the implementation of Agenda 2063. “Work started on the Agenda 2063 flagship projects and the first Ten-Year Implementation Plan, and over two-thirds of countries and (regional economic communities) began domesticating this collective vision of the Africa we want.“On the sidelines of this summit, the commission met African editors, discussing the role they should play in popularising Agenda 2063, in holding up a mirror that reflects Africanstories in their great diversity, in changing mindsets, shaping an African narrative that is pan-African and promoting our Renaissance. To do this, they told me to transmit humbly to the excellencies, they require freedom of the press and not to be persecuted for telling the truth,” she said.Dlamini-Zuma also spoke about the third High Level Panel on Gender Equality.“Over 400 mainly women and some men from across the continent and the diasporarepeated their call to strengthen financing for gender and the role of women inpeace processes.”The AU and the OAUThe OAU was founded by 32 African countries at a meeting in Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia in 1963. By 2002, membership had grown to 53, when the organisation of African states was renamed the African Union. In 2011 it grew by one, when South Sudan became a member following that country’s creation.According to the AU website, the OAU’s main objectives, as set out in the OAU Charter, were:to promote the unity and solidarity of African states;to co-ordinate and intensify their co-operation and efforts to achieve a betterlife for the people of Africa;to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of member states;to rid the continent of colonisation and apartheid;to promote international co-operation within the United Nations framework;and,to harmonise members’ political, diplomatic, economic, educational, cultural,health, welfare, scientific, technical and defence policies.Source: Rwanda Broadcasting Agency and SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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PBA semis: Hot shooting Painters torch Hotshots for 2-0 series lead

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I think we just started the game on fire. Norbert came out and hit his shots and I think that threw them off,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia, whose squad go for a commanding 3-0 lead on Tuesday still at the Big Dome before the league goes on a five-day Holy Week break.The 6-foot-6 Torres, who has seemed to have find a home after bouncing around the league in his first four seasons in the league, set the tone for the Painters with all of his 16 points coming in the first half. He also had five rebounds and a block in less than 15 minutes of play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Painters were deadly on the offensive end going 16-of-37 from downtown and they also caused problems for the Hotshots with their defense.“Our defense was also key today. We were able to slow down their guards. For us to win this series, we have to be a consistent defensive team,” Garcia said. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Rain or Shine’s Norbert Torres shoots over Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang in the first half of Game 2 of their Philippine Cup semifinals series on Sunday, April 14, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Rain or Shine big man Norbert Torres kept shaking his head in disbelief after making his third triple in the first half.Torres went 4-of-4 from long range all in the first two quarters as the Elasto Painters made it rain in a methodical beatdown of the Magnolia Hotshots, 93-80, to go up 2-0 in their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields unifies middleweight division Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rain or Shine shut down Magnolia’s high octane guards Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca, who combined for just four points on on 2-of-13 from the field. They also contained Paul Lee, who had 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with three turnovers.Ed Daquioag led Rain or Shine, which did not have the services of key players Raymond Almazan and Maverick Ahanmisi due to injuries, with a game-high 19 points while Rey Nambatac and Gabe Norwood added 12 and 10 points, respectively.Daquioag had nine in the third quarter where the Elasto Painters, whose lead ballooned to 25 in the final frame, just kept pouring it on.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

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COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers Orders 4 Pulp Carriers

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license China’s shipping company COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers has exercised options to build four 62,000-ton multipurpose pulp carriers. The company said it signed an agreement with COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) shipyard for the construction of vessel quartet on March 1, 2019.The ships are expected to be delivered between the late 2019 and 2021. The company will pay USD 33.5 million per ship, according to data provided by Asiasis.Last year, COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers ordered five identical 62,000-ton pulp carriers. The order included four options which needed to be confirmed by March 7, 2019.As explained, the move is in line with the company’s development strategy focused on seizing opportunities in the global pulp market.Back in 2017, COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers also ordered three 62,000 dwt pulp carriers at Dalian yard. The ships will carry cargo of Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano Papel e Celulose.COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers, part of China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited Company, operates a fleet of more than 100 vessels, including multipurpose and heavy lift vessels, semi-submersible vessels, pure car carriers, logs carriers as well as asphalt carriers.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Over 900 Commitments To Action Announced At CGI University Meeting

first_imgOver the weekend, more than 1,200 college and university students from across the country and around the world came together at the University of California, Berkeley for the ninth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting, making more than 900 Commitments to Action to address this generation’s most pressing challenges.

New commitments this year include efforts to create 24-hour centers to assist victims of gender-based violence in Pakistan; use drones to monitor elephant poaching in Benin, Niger, and Burkina Faso; create an algorithm to predict and monitor disease transmission in Brazil and Malaysia; develop a $1 HIV test to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDs in Africa; and organize coding workshops to increase employment opportunities for refugees.

”You can’t create a perfect world, you can only create a better world, but you can make it better every day,” said President Clinton during an interview with Conan O’Brien during the closing plenary. “What we try to do here at CGI U is bring people together so that they can discuss ideas and come up with commitments to change the future.”

”We believe that no one is ever too old or too young to make a difference. The earlier we start, the more likely we are to find the right partners and the better chance we have of making the positive difference we feel called to do,” said Chelsea Clinton. “We believe this so strongly, in part, because of the legacy of CGI U and the impact that we’ve seen so many of our students have already.”

Chelsea Clinton also revealed the winner of the CGI U 2016 Commitments Challenge, a national online competition of new commitment ideas from college and university students in the form of a “bracket.” The competition began on March 1, during which students received private donations from supporters around the world through CrowdRise. In total, students raised more than $31,000 for their commitments. The winning commitment is FutureBox by Tameem Addeeb of DePaul University, which raised over $10,400.

In the lead up to the CGI U meeting, on March 31 and April 1, students had the opportunity to participate in a two-day “Code for Impact” event in partnership with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative. The Codeathon challenged student designers from across disciplines to build original prototypes to promote emotional wellness on campus. After the teams presented their prototypes to a panel of expert judges that included Chelsea Clinton, Laura Quintana of Cisco, and Kiah Williams of SIRUM (Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine). The winning teams, recognized at the closing plenary, are Quokka and Be Well.• Quokka, named after the “happiest animal in the world,” is an app to help freshman students who moved to campus from a different city or country to acclimate to their new environment. Quokka uses a dual approach of journaling and personalized recommendations to give the 80% of students experiencing daily stress the tools they need to integrate good mental health practices into their new campus experience. The winning team members include Vijay Edupuganti, Gwen Yi Wong, Clementine Haimeng Zhang, Viraj Mahesh, George Shaikouski, Danielle Elizabeth Harris, and Sydney Wang. • Be Well is a holistic platform that enables users to reflect on their emotional well-being and interact with others in the same emotional state. The application addresses the problem of isolation by using a platform centered on creating authentic human interactions. The winning team members include Navgeet King Zed, Amy Miao, Chadwick Maycumber, Hoaithi Le Dang, Rediet Yibekal Wegayehu, and Kristy Liao.This year, through the CGI University Network, the Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge, and other opportunities, $1,000,000 in funding opportunities were made available to CGI U 2016 students to help them turn their ideas into action. This summer, CGI U will launch the Innovation Fund competition, which will invite young social innovators from around the world to submit their Commitments to Action online to the competition. Through this challenge, winning students will receive seed funding for their commitments, and will then be invited to attend the CGI U 2017 meeting. This weekend also marked the launch of the Impact Library, a new website designed for the CGI community, development practitioners, and others interested in the social impact sphere. This new digital platform aims to share knowledge and data to drive effective results across all stages of project development and implementation.

Support for CGI U 2016 is generously provided by: Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos, Richard C. Blum, Laureate International Universities, The MasterCard Foundation, Andy Nahas and the Prospect Fund, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Ramsey Social Justice Foundation, and XQ Institute.

On Sunday, April 3, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton led CGI U students in a Day of Action, a service project in partnership with the Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Public Education Fund at the Havenscourt and Lockwood Campuses in Oakland, California. CGI U students and members of the CGI community worked with several community-based organizations on activities ranging from planting trees, to organizing libraries, to mural painting.

Founded and led by Chelsea Clinton in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Clinton Foundation Day of Action program seeks to create service opportunities and mobilize thousands of volunteers to give back to their communities. To date, the Clinton Foundation has hosted 28 Days of Action in the United States and abroad, which have mobilized more than 5,700 volunteers and donated more than 24,000 volunteer hours.last_img read more