On surprise visit Ban reaffirms UN support for Afghanistan

“This year is going to be a very important and a crucial year for the Afghanistan people and Government in many aspects, in addressing security challenges and also establishing fuller democracy and development and prosperity with the Afghanistan people,” Mr. Ban said at a joint press conference in Kabul with President Hamid Karzai.The Secretary-General expressed his determination to “see Afghanistan enjoy full democracy, full security and full development,” adding that “it is clear that Afghanistan will continue to face many challenges in 2009, but I think we can confront them.” With presidential and provincial council polls scheduled for 20 August, he said the UN will ensure that the Afghan Independent Electoral Commission will receive the funds needed from donors.Further, Mr. Ban said that the international military presence in the country is still important.“We also need to balance political and military means to stability in Afghanistan, including through an Afghan-led political solution based on the Constitution,” he stressed. “Regional cooperation is so crucial to Afghanistan but also for its neighbours and it has a lot of potential.”The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) will continue to work on political, economic and security issues in the region, the Secretary-General said.“I fully share the concerns and frustrations that President Karzai has endured because of many tragic incidents where civilian people have been killed in the course of military operations in fighting against terrorism,” he said in response to a question on civilian casualties. “As the Secretary-General of the United Nations, in fact, this issue of civilian causalities has been a source of deep concern and I have expressed on many occasions a strong concern that while conducting military operations they must ensure that we have all civilian casualties over.”In addition to talks with Mr. Karzai, Mr. Ban was briefed by his Special Representative in the country and UNAMA head, Kai Eide, who gave an update on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and the UN’s efforts to support the Government.An “integrated” mission established in March 2002, UNAMA has two main pillars: one dealing with development issues, and the other handling political matters.Yesterday, the UN and its partners appealed for $604 million to help meet the needs of Afghans made vulnerable by natural disasters, lack of access to basic social services, increasing food insecurity and the worsening security situation.More than half of the funds will go towards food aid, while almost $100 million will be used to rid the strife-torn nation of landmines, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes told reporters in Geneva, as he launched the Humanitarian Action Plan for Afghanistan for 2009.The Plan, with a set of 112 projects from 39 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and eight UN agencies, also focuses on the delivery of education, water and sanitation, as well as on protection concerns amid growing insecurity in a country, where 42 per cent of the population lives on less than $1 per day. 4 February 2009Making a surprise stop in Afghanistan today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged the United Nations’ strong support for development and the consolidation of peace and stability in the strife-torn nation. read more

Affordability becoming bigger issue in Canadian car truck sales Scotiabank

Affordability becoming bigger issue in Canadian car, truck sales: Scotiabank by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 7, 2017 8:44 am MDT Last Updated Feb 7, 2017 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Scotiabank says recent price increases for new cars and light trucks will probably drag on Canadian vehicle sales this year.The bank released a report Tuesday saying it expects 1.94 million passenger vehicles will be sold in Canada in 2017, down from the 1.95 million sold the year before.Carlos Gomes, a Scotiabank economist, says affordability will factor into sales this year, since the average price in the second half of last year was up five to six per cent over comparable months, outpacing household income growth.That follows a period of price increases in the two to three per cent range, which was below growth in household incomes.Gomes says the average sales price for cars and light trucks, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent data, was about $38,800 in November — up more than six per cent from a year earlier.But Gomes says the industry will be helped by an improved economic backdrop, with 2017 Canadian GDP expected to grow about two per cent this year compared with an estimated 1.4 per cent growth in 2016.Scotiabank’s report says higher vehicle sales in Alberta and Saskatchewan this year will likely be offset by declines in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Volumes in British Columbia and Manitoba are expected to be flat. read more

Ohio State freshman Kelsey Mitchell flourishing with family by her side

OSU freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) looks to pass the ball during a game against Minnesota on Jan. 15 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 76-72.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorKelsey Mitchell’s transition to college basketball hasn’t been easy, but she can count on her family being nearby.Her family is so close in fact, they are with her on the sidelines in her first season. Women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff’s first true recruiting class at Ohio State was complete after he signed five freshmen to scholarships in the fall of 2013, with the hopes of long-term success headlined by a 5-foot-8-inch guard from Cincinnati’s Princeton High School. Mitchell was the fifth-best prospect in the nation according to ESPNW, and despite coming in with five stars next to her name, Mitchell said she’s still adjusting to the collegiate level.“The transition, I’m not going to lie, has been hard,” she said. “Especially knowing that I’m not too big and I play a lot of big girls. The IQ of the game at the college level is so much different. You have to learn the mental aspect of the whole game. It’s like preschool all over again. But it’s not that bad because I like going through the growing pains, so the growing pains will help me in the long run.”Her twin sister, Chelsea, is also a member of the women’s basketball team. And their father, Mark Mitchell, is one of their coaches.Assistant coach Mark Mitchell arrived at OSU for the 2013-14 season after coaching high school basketball for both men and women in the Greater Cincinnati area for over 20 years.Well before he arrived in Columbus, he knew Kelsey Mitchell had talent.“When she was 4 years old, she chased a little boy that pushed her down,” Mark Mitchell said. “She chased him around for the whole game. It took her the whole game to push him back. And then she got the ball and scored three or four points and won the game. At that point right there, you knew she was going to be special.” Regardless of his daughter’s talent, Mark Mitchell didn’t always want her on the court.“I always tried to deter her from playing too early too soon, so my sons at that time were in the fourth grade and she would always sit next to me and would always ask to play,” he said. “And I’d be like, ‘No you can’t.’”One day, though, Kelsey Mitchell got to play, surprising her dad, who expected her to struggle.“Her brother gets a steal, passes it to her and she knocks down a 10-foot shot at age 4,” Mark Mitchell said. “And she proceeded to score eight more points, in a fourth-grade boys’ game, at age 4. At that point in time, we all kind of knew she was going to be special.”Having her family in Columbus has helped Mitchell throughout the season and also smoothed her overall transition into college life, she said.“It makes a lot of things better knowing my family’s around,” she said. “Having my family around makes it so much better and makes me more relaxed. It helps keep a positive mindset.”She played other sports like soccer growing up, but basketball always kept Kelsey Mitchell’s attention.Now well over a decade since her brother assisted her on that first 10-foot shot, Kelsey Mitchell is dominating the scoreboard in her first collegiate season.She’s the current leader in the country in points per game with 25.8 and second in the country in three-point field goals attempted per game with 3.71. She’s also the lone freshman in the top-128 in points per game.Her numbers speak for her basketball IQ, and show that there’s a possibility of a professional career in the future. But Mitchell said she hasn’t looked that far down the road.“I haven’t thought that far,” she said. “But if I’m fortunate to get that far then, thank you God, but no, I haven’t thought that far ahead. I’m just trying to focus on now.”She said if she doesn’t pursue a professional basketball career post-graduation, she would like to be an athletic director.“I’d definitely like to become an athletic director one day,” Kelsey Mitchell, who’s major is currently exploration, said. “And in the process, who knows, maybe I’ll become Ohio State’s. I may take Gene (Smith’s) place.”To play professional basketball, Kelsey Mitchell might still need to work on her overall game, and junior guard Ameryst Alston said that her back court partner can only get better.“She’s only a freshman,” Alston said. “So she obviously has three more years to where she can get even better and it’s going to make her an even dangerous player.”Coming into the season, McGuff said he thought Mitchell would be a great addition to the team, but didn’t expect the type of play that she has brought to the Buckeyes.“I thought she’d be very impactful from day one,” McGuff said. “And I think she’s probably doing a little bit more than I thought she would. But having spent more time around her, I’m not surprised. She loves to play the game, she’s extremely talented, got great instincts and she’s a really tough player.”Kelsey Mitchell said the one aspect of her game that she needs to improve on is lowering the number of fouls she gets per game.“I’ve always had at least three to four fouls, or I’ve fouled out,” she said.But with the start she’s had, the time and dedication the two-time Big Ten Player of the Week and five-time Freshman of the Week spends on improving her craft will determine her status at OSU. read more

Hon Akierra Misick responds to failing grade by PDM

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Minister of Education, Hon. Akierra Misick has responded to media about the recent failing grade that her ministry and the government have received from the Opposition. Appearing quite calm, Misick told local media that she predicted the failing grades from the opposition since they represent a portion of the society who may be of the opinion that the government is not doing a good job. Hon. Misick however noted that there will be improvements.last_img

A spring in their step at annual Feile Samhain competition

first_imgCued by a fiddle, Ashley VanHandel started the jig: A stomp, kick, shuffle of feet and another stomp.Her red ringlets bounced as she kicked and moved across the floor, her feet in a fast-paced rhythm with the melody. After a few minutes, the music ended and she took a bow.The rigorous footwork of Irish stepdancing was on display Saturday at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, where hundreds of dancers showed off their technique and choreography to a panel of judges at the annual Feile Samhain competition. Students of all ages from 32 dance academies from up and down the West Coast competed. The event continues today.Though brief, the 16-year-old Camas girl’s complicated routine was perfected from four-days-a-week practices and stamina training. “I did my best,” VanHandel said afterward.Irish stepdancing is rich in cultural tradition, but still has progressive influences. Women and girl performers wore elaborate wigs with tight ringlets, a tradition from Ireland, when women would curl their hair after church for dancing, said event organizer Lauren Mueller.Their dresses were brightly colored, some fluorescent, with beads. This practice came from the Irish tradition that the most prestigious dancers wore dresses that were the most elaborately adorned, Mueller said.last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 28 April and 4 May 2016 are:Limbo with Chris Hemsworth: the ultimate workplace reward?How do benefits impact an organisation’s reputation?39% view investment in employee wellbeing as too expensiveEY, Kingfisher and Scottish Power to speak at Employee Benefits live 2016John Lewis partnership works to ensure benefits add valueStyle.com launches employee engagement platformLeeds Beckett University launches wellbeing challengeUK health insurance costs expected to rise by 6.5%What impact has medical inflation had on international private medical insurance policies?Infographic: reasons employees feel ashamed of the organisation they work forlast_img

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of September 9 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of September 9, 2018:Full-Time 7th Grade Long-Term Substitute Science Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Automotive Sales Consultant at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Parts Department Professional at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Delivery Driver at J. Polep Distribution ServicesFull-Time Facilities Maintenance/Landscaper at Koch ChemicalFull-Time Electronics Assembly Technician at Kelly Services, Inc.Full-Time/Part-Time Sales Associate & Hiring Manager at NouriaFull-Time Delivery Driver at OptimaPart-Time Delivery Driver at OptimaFull-Time Sales Manager at Serur AgenciesFull-Time Warranty Administrator at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Service Manager at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Operations Assistant Manager at Dollar TreeTemporary Summer Intern in Legal Department at Charles River LabsFull-Time Chef Manager at Glendale Senior DiningFull-Time Wireless Retail Assistant Sales Manager at SprintPart-Time Teaching Assistant at Mill Brook Country Day SchoolFull-Time Inside Sales Representative at D.B. RobertsFull-Time Project Manager at CutisPharmaFull-Time Sales Facilitator/Instructional Designer at Analog DevicesPart-Time Seasonal Team Member at TargetPart-Time Wireless Team Member at MarketSourceFull-Time & Part-Time Sales Associate at Nouria EnergyFull-Time HR Business Partner at VerizonPart-Time Seasonal General Laborer at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Quality Control Inspector at Panasonic North AmericaFull-Time Store Manager at Dollar TreeFull-Time Medical Benefits Specialist at AmetrosFull-Time Counter Service Representative at S.G. TorricePart-Time Afternoon Leader/Warehouse Associate at OptimaFull-Time Administrative Assistant at Wilmington High SchoolPart-Time Retail Sales Associate at Cumberland FarmsFull-Time Delivery Associate Driver at AramarkPart-Time Courier DOT at FedExFull-Time Medical Claims Support at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Occupational Therapy Assistant at CareOneFull-Time Physical Therapy Assistant at CareOnePart-Time & Full-Time Home Health Aide at Assisting Hands of WilmingtonFull-Time Overnights Home Health Aide at Assisting Hands of WilmingtonFull-Time Office Manager/Administrative Assistant at Art of the EventFull-Time 1:1 Educational Assistant at Wilmington High SchoolFull-Time 1:1 Educational Assistant (Compass PreK) at Wildwood Early Childhood CenterFull-Time Banker at People’s United BankFull-Time Financial Analyst at Analog DevicesFull-Time Account Manager I at AllOne HealthFull-Time Food Service Sales Assistant Representative at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Production and Office Manager at Art of the EventFull-Time Sanitation Worker at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at New England Carpet MasterHelp Wanted at Lucci’s SupermarketFull-Time Talent Acquisition System Administrator at UniFirstPart-Time Babysitter For 1 Wilmington ChildFull-Time Field Equipment Technician at Northland Industrial Truck CompanyFull-Time Press Operator at Smyth CompaniesPart-Time Floating Assistant Teacher at Little SproutsFull-Time Warehouse Sort Supervisor at OptimaPart-Time Package Handler at Fed Ex WarehouseFull-Time Delivery Driver at Fed ExFull-Time Grill Cook at SodexoFull-Time Surface Refinishing Technician at Response Team 1(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Independence Day celebrated

first_imgVikarabad: The 73rd Independence Day celebrations were held here at police headquarters on Thursday. Zilla Parishad chairperson Sunitha Mahender Reddy participates as chief guest along with district collector Ayesha Masrat Khanam, SP Narayana, MLA Anand and other leaders. She received guard of honour from the police parade before delivered the speech on the occasion of Independence Day. Display of tableaux and cultural show by school students enthralled the visitors. Various stalls were setup for the visitors. Assets have been distributed to the beneficiaries.last_img

What you need to know about Fallout 3 before playing Fallout 4

first_imgAfter the success of Fallout 2, there was Fallout Tactics and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, as well as abandoned sequels like Brotherhood of Steel 2, and a cancelled game codenamed “Van Buren.” None of these are considered official parts of the Fallout storyline, and it took 10 years before a proper sequel to Fallout 2 arrived. By then, video game technology had dramatically changed, and the franchise adapted to keep pace. Here are a few of the ways that Fallout 3 changed the franchise when introducing it to a new generation.Fallout 3 brought the series into the mysterious realm of the third dimension. The first two Fallouts were turn-based games with two-dimensional graphics. They used 3D animation in cutscenes, and “talking head” dialog sequences, but the exploration and combat were rendered in simple 2D isometric art, with a point-and-click interface. By 2008, consoles and PCs could handle free-roaming adventures in vast 3D worlds, and players could walk from one end of a virtual realm to the other in real time. With this graphical overhaul came new mechanics, new aesthetics, and most importantly, a new story, and setting to help explain why everything seemed so different.The new development team decided that their game would be set 36 years after the events of Fallout 2, and take place 3,000 miles away on the other side of the country. The first two games were in California, but Fallout 3 was set in the remains of Washington DC on the East Coast. The new game showed its protagonist being born and raised inside a massive subterranean bomb shelter called Vault 101 and, by the time they grew up and took their first steps outside the vault, it was the year 2277, exactly 200 years after the Great War that caused the apocalypse.This was plenty of time for established Fallout factions, like the Brotherhood of Steel, to march from California to Maryland. After the events of Fallout 2, the Brotherhood mounted an expedition to the Midwest, and this story was told in the non-canonical game Fallout Tactics. Fallout 3 acknowledges at least part of that story by saying that the Brotherhood has a lost expedition somewhere near Chicago.The Brotherhood soldiers in Washington DC’s Capital Wasteland are part of a second group sent out East. Although their original goal in DC was to secure the advanced pre-war technology in the nation’s capital, they ended up using these resources to help the people of the Capital Wasteland. They even recruited wastelanders who were born outside the Brotherhood and inducted them into their ranks. The Brotherhood ended up as the defenders of this part of the wasteland, a split from the West Coast Brotherhood’s traditional isolationist views.Some of the members of the Capital Wasteland Brotherhood remained true to their initial orders, and they formed a hostile splinter group called the Brotherhood Outcasts. This idea of idealogical splits within the Brotherhood was carried over into Fallout: New Vegas, and it has been implied that other parts of the country have more chapters of the Brotherhood of Steel, each with their own views on the Brotherhood’s doctrine.The main antagonists for the Brotherhood were a new breed of super mutants. The original super mutants were created by dipping humans in vats of Forced Evolutionary Virus in a secret base in California. Fallout 3 revealed that other places around the country had stockpiles of FEV too, although some of these were modified forms of the virus. One such stockpile was located in the Capital Wasteland in a Vault-Tec facility called Vault 87.The Vault 87 batch of FEV turned people into giant, green mutants that were dumber than the original super mutants, but they continued to grow in size during their entire life. If they lived long enough, they could even become 20-foot-tall Behemoths that can survive a mini-nuke to the head. While they were almost universally hostile to the player, there were at least two East Coast mutants that were intelligent and friendly. These were, of course, outcasts among the other mutants.For the 200 years leading up to the game, the super mutants had been kidnapping people from around Washington DC and transforming them into mutants with FEV. Because they are unable to breed, the entire population of super mutants in Fallout 3 was created in this manner.Players assumed that The Enclave had been defeated at the end of Fallout 2, when their secret oil rig base was destroyed. However, as the descendants of America’s elite citizens, they were much more resourceful than anyone realized. They had other bases hidden around the country, and one of these was in the Capital Wasteland. It had a pre-war mainframe computer capable of running an Artificial Intelligence that passed itself off as the new President of The United States.“President” John Henry Eden remotely organized the West Coast Enclave after their defeat and, in the years between Fallout 2 and 3, the California branch of The Enclave traveled across the country. Under the guidance of President Eden, this newly revitalized Enclave fought with the Brotherhood of Steel for control of the Capital Wasteland.At the heart of the fight was something called “Project Purity”, a plan by scientists and the Brotherhood to use a Vault-tec Garden of Eden Creation Kit to cleanse the waters of the Potomac River. At the end of Fallout 3, Project Purity is successfully activated, but the player has the choice of infecting the water with a modified form of FEV that would slowly kill most of the Capital Wasteland’s population. This was quite similar to The Enclave’s plot from Fallout 2, only this time, the player could actually help them succeed.Fallout 3 contains hints about another part of the Wasteland that was yet unseen by players. A place far to the North, in a land once called Massachusetts. In Fallout’s alternate timeline, the fifty US States had been replaced with 13 Commonwealths, and the New England Commonwealth was made of Massachusetts and the surrounding states. By 2277, this region was simply known as The Commonwealth.In Fallout 3, a quest called The Replicated Man introduced players to several people who came from The Institute, a technologically advanced location within the savage Commonwealth. This quest revealed that the The Institute had androids so realistic that they couldn’t be distinguished from actual humans. There was even one person in the Capital Wasteland who was unaware that they were an android themselves.These androids were often used as slaves in the Commonwealth, and some of them tried to escape. The android runners were tracked tenaciously by agents of The Institute’s Synth Retention Bureau who would pursue their quarry as far South as Washington DC. Players who unraveled the mystery behind one particular escaped android would learn that there was an underground railroad which helped escaped androids live free in the Capital Wasteland.Although the Commonwealth was never shown in Fallout 3, players can learn quite a bit about it by questioning people around the Wasteland. Players can even meet people from the Institute as far West as New Vegas. In the weeks ahead, Geek.com will look at what the most recent Fallout game, New Vegas, brought to the franchise, and what to expect from Fallout 4.last_img read more

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first_img News | Clinical Decision Support | October 27, 2016 New NCCN Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria Published for Eight Cancer Types October 27, 2016 — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) continues to build its library of appropriate use read more Javier Torres-Roca Explains Genomics in RadiotherapyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:35Loaded: 2.47%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, established to merge medical research with state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to better manage and treat patients with brain tumors. In addition, the Institute emphasizes therapeutic approaches that preserve quality of life while taking every measure possible to extend life.”Brain tumor treatment is very complicated,” said James Chandler, M.D., Northwestern Memorial’s surgical director of neuro-oncology and the Institute’s co-director. “The very therapy that may eradicate malignancies may also diminish quality of life for some patients.”The Institute’s three-pronged approach rests upon surgery, medical treatment and clinical research. With surgery for example, advanced neuro-imaging techniques, neuro-navigation and brain mapping, makes brain tumor surgery much more precise than in years past. And, through minimally invasive endoscopic skull-based procedures, brain tumors can be accessed through the patient’s nose, eliminating the need to split the face and skull.With medical treatment, the neuro-oncology team provides an extensive list of cutting-edge chemotherapies offered through clinical trials. In addition, medical treatment is integrated with psychosocial therapy options like monthly support groups and a Brain Tumor resource center. The rapid growth of Northwestern’s clinical neuro-oncology programs has lead to the natural evolution of growth within the sciences, said Northwestern. “Our academic medical center does not rely solely on clinical trials developed by outside pharmaceutical companies,” said Markus Bredel, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Brain Tumor Institute’s research program. “We also develop a number of our clinical trials in-house based on our own findings, our collective knowledge and medical expertise, which truly makes us unique.”For more information: www.braintumorinstitute.org, www.nmh.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Oncology Related Products | December 19, 2016 Clinical Study to Combine Chemotherapy Drug with MR-HIFU for Recurrent Childhood Tumors December 19, 2016 — Children’s National Health System and Celsion Corp. read more News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018 ​ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018 World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. read more Feature | January 23, 2009 New Institute Targets Brain Tumor Survival News | Oncology Related Products | May 06, 2016 Study Finds Breast Cancer Adjuvant Therapy Benefits Vary Over Time May 6, 2016 — After breast cancer surger read morelast_img read more

Caleidoscopio Latino heats up National Theater

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Sustainable Homeownership Vital to Building Middle Class Wealth

first_img October 28, 2015 446 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Origination Sustainable Homeownership Vital to Building Middle Class Wealth 2015-10-28 Staff Writercenter_img Sustainable homeownership is the “gateway to the middle class” for many Americans and is the primary source of wealth creation for many, which is why increasing the homeownership rate is so critical to a healthy economy, according to a panel at a housing forum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.In the “Achieving the American Dream” housing forum, hosted by First American Financial Corporation, two members of Congress addressed the audience while a panel of experts discussed primarily how to increase the homeownership rate among Latinos and African-Americans. Panelist Gary Acosta, Co-Founder and CEO, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Agents, declared to the agreement of the panel that the gateway to the middle class in America is sustainable homeownership—and that lenders do not need to lower the bar, but instead need to open the credit window.“What that essentially means is we’re not trying to quality people who probably shouldn’t qualify for a mortgage,” Acosta said, “but we want to widen the criteria that we use and the metrics that we use to identify successful homeowners of the future.”One way to open the credit window without lowering the bar, which will in turn increase the country’s homeownership rate, is to find new and inventive ways to determine creditworthiness and subsequently lend to the group that is “credit invisible,” or have no credit history. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report in May stating that 26 million American adults had no credit history, and that Black and Hispanic consumers were more likely to be credit invisible than white consumers (15 percent compared to 9 percent).“We need to find ways to credit score these types of individuals by using things like rental payment histories, utility history, and cell phone payment histories,” First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming said. “If they’ve established a creditworthiness through making monthly rental payment and timely payments on their cell phone bills, then you know there’s a good chance that they’ll also be capable of making a mortgage payment on time.”Acosta and panelist Cheryl Roberts, Executive Director, African-American Alliance for Homeownership, both pointed out that Americans earn income differently than they did 40 and 50 years ago, when they earned income from one job and had only one W2 form to report all their income. Now for many Americans, income originates from many different sources.“Tracking is the key,” Roberts said. “Don’t put your money under your mattress. It needs to be tracked. It has to be put in the bank and you have to have that relationship with an institution. And you have to file taxes, whether it’s a profit or a loss.”Fleming pointed out that “the fastest amount of household formation happening in the U.S. today is happening in the Hispanic community,” and panelist Patty Arvielo, President of New American Funding, stated that “’hispanillenials’ are showing more interest in homeowenship and often build multigenerational homes,” which makes that demographic a key to increasing the homeownership rate in the coming decades.The Census Bureau reported on Tuesday that the homeownership rate increased by 0.3 percentage points up to 63.7 percent in Q3 after hitting a 48-year low in Q2.The panel also included Barrett Burns, President and CEO, VantageScore Solutions. The forum started off with addresses from Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-California), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Missouri), and former Governor Luis Fortuño (R-Puerto Rico). Sharelast_img read more

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"I have already informed the state Governor NN Vohra and the security agencies (about the threats). The calls were made from different Pakistani cities including Karachi Rawalpandi and Muzaffarbad over the past couple of days" Raina said However Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir SP Vaid said no formal complaint has been received so far from the BJP leader "We are looking into it" he said File image of Ravinder Raina Courtesy: Twitter/@Ravinder_BJP "I will not be cowed down by such calls It does not matter What matters for me is my nation my country my motherland and the Tricolour I am a soldier of Bharat mata and the BJP and will continue to work for the country and the state" Raina said He said the BJP supported the Governor’s Rule and massive anti-terror operations against terrorists and stone pelters to break the nexus of "separatists-stone pelters and Pakistan" "They are desperate and frustrated they are making such ridiculous calls We will never spare Pakistani ‘wallas’ (apparently referring to the terrorists) and I challenge them and make it clear that they will not be spared Security forces have been given free hand (to deal with them)” Raina said He said it is an act of cowardice after the BJP exposed the nefarious designs of Pakistan "During the Ramzan ceasefire it killed innocent people like journalist Shujat Bukhari in broad-daylight and soldier Choudhary Aurangzab who was abducted and assassinated while going to his home to celebrate Eid" he said adding earlier too many people like DSP Mohammad Ayoub was lynched on a holy night at Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar besides several other police officers and civilians He said he had exposed Pakistan and made it clear that it is an anti-Islamic country "Pakistan is a nation of coward people and I raised anti-Pakistan slogans in the state Assembly They are afraid of us" he said With inputs from PTI Campaigning for the Assembly election in Karnataka ended on Thursday but bad weather is likely to play spoilsport on Saturday when the state votes to elect a new Assembly According to news agency PTI the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning for thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds at isolated places over Karnatakaon 12 May when polling is scheduled to take place in the state Based on weather forecasts that were released on Thursday — even as rainfall occurred at most places over coastal Karnataka and at a few places over the state’s interior — for the period between 10 May and 14 May? and Donald Trump appear onstage at the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump in New York on March 9, and provided a 1 billion yen (now $9.Just under this wall hanging sits Isaac Boike Minn. The building was ventilated and the main floor residents were allowed to return to their apartment accompanied by the neighbor’s dogs. read more

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