Moonanum James, ¡presente!

first_imgSpecial to Workers WorldMoonanum James speaks at National Day of Mourning, Plymouth, Mass., 2016.Credit: Hannah KirschbaumMoonanum James, co-leader of United American Indians of New England, died of cancer on Dec. 4 at the age of 70. A member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag nation, he fought to continue the legacy of his father, Wamsutta Frank James, the founder of the National Day of Mourning in 1970. Moonanum was a lifelong warrior in the struggle for Indigenous rights, a fierce anti-racist, anti-war navy veteran, and staunch internationalist. Workers World Party mourns his death and will be printing a more in-depth obituary and tribute in the near future. Moonanum James, ¡presente!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Google is not a legitimate arbiter

first_imgNews September 26, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Google is not a legitimate arbiter Europe – Central Asia How do you strike a balance between protection of privacy and the right to information? This is the question that search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing have had to address since 12 May, when the EUCJ issued its very controversial ruling in the case of Google v. Costeja.The ruling obliges search engines to purge their search results of links to content affecting an individual’s privacy if the individual so requests. It enshrines a right to be forgotten and turns private-sector companies like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft into arbiters of our fundamental freedoms.Google has been holding a series of public meetings on this subject in leading European capitals. Yesterday the California-based company’s advisory committee was meeting the public in Paris. The declared aim of these consultations is to define the rules for implementing the “right” to be removed from search results that stems from the EUCJ ruling.A commercial company that is not subject to any democratic control cannot be a legitimate arbiter. At the same time, national data protection agencies such as France’s National Commission for Information Technology and Freedoms (CNIL) – which are given the last word in any dispute between the search engine and the individual who wants to be forgotten – have neither the power nor competence to ensure a balance between privacy and freedom of information. It is up to legislators to determine this delicate balancing act.Reporters Without Borders and La Quadrature du Net have spent several weeks drafting a set of recommendations for the authorities that will allow respect for privacy to be reconciled with freedom of expression. The recommendations are also intended to provide ordinary citizens with a better understanding of what is at stake in the right to be forgotten, so that they, in turn, can press for a sustainable balance between these two fundamental rights. June 4, 2021 Find out more Europe – Central Asia Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information A Google panel of experts held a public meeting in Paris yesterday on how to implement the European Union Court of Justice ruling on the “right to be forgotten.” Reporters Without Borders and La Quadrature du Net (another Paris-based NGO) are of the view that a private-sector company is not qualified to make such recommendations, and they are issuing their own recommendations for the public authorities to consider. Receive email alerts Organisation News to go further RSF_en News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 8, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Newslast_img read more

Freddie Mac: Lessons Learned from the Crisis

first_img The mortgage servicing industry has become stronger and more efficient in a post-crisis world due to the efforts of servicers to delegate authority to make modification decisions and to offer modifications with more favorable terms to borrowers, such as step rate mortgages and principal forbearance, according to Yvette Gilmore, VP Single-Family Servicer Performance Management with Freddie Mac.Gilmore stated that Treasury’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) has played an important role in helping borrowers by setting industry standards to assist in a unified way.Nearly eight years after the crisis, the five lessons Gilmore said Freddie Mac has learned from the crisis are as follows:Lower paymentsEarlier borrower engagementReduced documentationSimpler programsMore feedbackPayment relief drives ongoing modification performance and is the biggest predictor of long-term success for borrowers, Gilmore said. And the earlier servicers can engage with a borrower, the better the chances of completing a modification and the greater chance it will perform better over time.“Together with our servicers we have helped nearly 1.2 million struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure since the crisis began in 2009,” Gilmore said. “Our serious delinquency rate—the percent of borrowers who are 90 days past due or in foreclosure—is at its lowest level in seven years. And an improving housing market and economic picture bode well for many homeowners who are underwater or struggling.”Freddie Mac is currently preparing for the “new normal” in mortgage servicing for 2017 and beyond, Gilmore said. The current outlook is for fewer underwater borrowers, rising mortgage interest rates, and “more localized patterns of booms and stress in the housing market and the economy as a whole.”The new normal includes making sure that loss mitigation programs continue to be effective for borrowers, which includes planning for a world without the government’s HAMP and Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), both of which are set to expire at the end of the year.These are important considerations we’re thinking through with our regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the industry,” Gilmore wrote. “However, I think it’s important to note that the majority of modifications we complete today are through our proprietary programs.”Also to be considered in the era of the new normal, Gilmore said, is how to determine borrower eligibility—for example, when to require documentation and when a streamlined process is necessary. July 11, 2016 1,927 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Freddie Mac: Lessons Learned from the Crisis Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Related Articlescenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Freddie Mac Loss Mitigation Mortgage Services Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Freddie Mac Loss Mitigation Mortgage Services 2016-07-11 Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac: Lessons Learned from the Crisis About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: FHFA: Time to Solicit Borrowers for Principal Reduction Next: Ginnie Mae Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, Newslast_img read more

Ginnie Mae Approves Facility to Aid in Servicer Liquidity

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ginnie Mae Approves Facility to Aid in Servicer Liquidity April 7, 2020 3,684 Views Ginnie Mae Approves Facility to Aid in Servicer Liquidity Ginnie Mae Liquidity 2020-04-07 Mike Albanese The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share 4Save Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Ginnie Mae Liquidity Previous: The Price of Keeping People in Their Homes Next: Florida Suspends Foreclosures, Evictions for 45 Days Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Ginnie Mae announced Tuesday it has approved the inclusion of a facility to advance financing under its Acknowledgement Agreement program. The agreement states Ginnie Mae has permitted a Note Securitization (NS) structure, which was developed in 2016 and allows for the securitization of servicing cash flows through a trust. A release from Ginnie Mae says this structure has been “strongly supported” by institutional investors that lacked a vehicle for investing in mortgage servicing rights (MSRs). Five of Ginnie Mae’s top 11 issues—based on February issuance volume—use the NS structure. “Owning and servicing MSRs is a capital-intensive proposition, and the more avenues that exist for private capital to flow into the system on attractive terms, the easier it becomes to fulfill our mission of bringing global capital into the US housing market, while minimizing risk to the taxpayer,” said Ginnie Mae Principal EVP Seth Appleton. “We are pleased to have been able to finalize this transaction, because it represents another step forward in the improvement of the liquidity supply for the housing finance system.”Outstanding financing under the NS structure exceeded $2 billion at the end of 2019, according to Ginnie Mae. Ginnie Mae previously announced plans to create an All Participants Memorandum (APM) to address liquidity issues related to the impacts of COVID-19. The program is called a Pass-Through Assistance Program (PTAP) and lenders with a P&I shortfall may request Ginnie Mae advance the difference between available funds and the scheduled payment to investors. “This PTAP will be effective immediately upon publication of the APM for Single Family program issuers, with corresponding changes made to Ginnie Mae’s MBS Guide in due course,” a release says. “We anticipate publishing PTAP terms for HMBS (reverse mortgage) and Multifamily issuers shortly thereafter.” Ginnie Mae states the advancement of funds by the agency to an issuer as a result of disaster declaration by the President of the United State would be considered an “event of default” under its programs. Issuers will be required to sign an agreement with Ginnie Mae and must repay the advance between a specific time period.Ginnie Mae said borrowing under the PTAP should be a “last resort” to alleviate the liquidity shortage faced by issuers of Ginnie Mae.   About Author: Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Letterkenny Chamber warns of fake €20 notes

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Letterkenny Chamber has warned of fake €20 notes in circulation after one was taken by a local business at the weekend.The warning says the notes are of high quality. Google+ Letterkenny Chamber warns of fake €20 notes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebookcenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleEU urged to assess impact of Mercosur deal on beef sectorNext articleDMC postpone August Mini Stages Rally News Highland By News Highland – July 8, 2019 Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Women-friendly rules have failed

first_imgWomen-friendly rules have failedOn 18 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Women-friendly rules have failed to force flexible workissue, say readers • New family-friendly legislation has had little impact onthe priority given to flexible working, job sharing and other”women-friendly” policies.More than three out of five respondents to the PersonnelToday reader survey said such policies are a low priority in theirorganisation. Half of the 205 HR professionals surveyed said the priority givento family-friendly issues will stay the same next year. But 44 per cent saidthe priority will rise. Public-sector organisations, employers in banking andfinance and larger firms in general are most likely to raise the priority givento women-friendly policies. Male-dominated sectors, such as transport andcommunications and manufacturing and construction, are least likely to givegreater prominence to such issues next year. Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Opening doors for sufferers of mental health

first_img Comments are closed. A national network has been launched to increase the number of employmentopportunities for people with mental health problems. WorkNet, based at the headquarters of mental health charity Mind and fundedby the Department of Health, will support the development of effectiveemployment, education and training services for people who use mental healthservices. A telephone and e-mail help lines will provide advice and information. Over100 groups, organisations and individuals have signed up as members and theywill be offered “diagnostic visits” to help them start or developemployment services. Further information on 020-8215 2444 Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Opening doors for sufferers of mental healthOn 1 Sep 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Jazz play the Knicks on 8-game win streak

first_img Tags: New York Knickerbockers/Utah Jazz Associated Press January 26, 2021 /Sports News – Local Jazz play the Knicks on 8-game win streak FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP)-New York Knicks (8-10, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (12-4, third in the Western Conference)Salt Lake City; Tuesday, 7 p.m. MSTBOTTOM LINE: Utah heads into a matchup with New York as winners of eight consecutive games.The Jazz are 5-2 on their home court. Utah is 9-3 in games when turning the ball over more than opponents and averages 15.5 turnovers.The Knicks are 5-6 on the road. New York is the worst team in the Eastern Conference scoring averaging only 101.9 points per game while shooting 44.2%.The teams meet for the second time this season. The Knicks won 112-100 in the last matchup on Jan. 6. Julius Randle led New York with 30 points, and Jordan Clarkson led Utah with 19 points.TOP PERFORMERS: Rudy Gobert is averaging 12.1 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks for the Jazz. Mike Conley is averaging 14 points, 6.5 assists and 1.9 steals over the last 10 games for Utah.Randle leads the Knicks averaging 6.1 assists while scoring 22.7 points per game. RJ Barrett is averaging 3.4 assists and 17.7 points over the last 10 games for New York.LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 8-2, averaging 113.9 points, 48.3 rebounds, 24.5 assists, six steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.8 points on 44.6% shooting.Knicks: 3-7, averaging 100 points, 48.1 rebounds, 20 assists, 6.4 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 42.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.8 points on 43.1% shooting.INJURIES: Jazz: Elijah Hughes: day to day (ankle).Knicks: Austin Rivers: day to day (achilles), Reggie Bullock: day to day (neck), Frank Ntilikina: day to day (right knee). Written bylast_img read more

BoomBox Excites Their 4/20 Crowd For Milwaukee Throwdown

first_imgA full gallery from Ojeda Photography can be seen below: BoomBox hit the Miramar Theatre in Milwaukee, WI last night, treating fans to a hazy glaze of electrofunky tunes. The concert took place on 4/20, the marijuana appreciation holiday, and premiere head shop Atomic Glass set up shop right in the doorway.The night wasn’t about ganja, however, as the music flowed from one set to the next. Ben Silver of Orchard Lounge opened up, producing his beats with one arm in a sling. It was truly impressive, and he kept the crowd entertained with his determination. His grooves were dark and trippy.BoomBox came next, entertaining the crowd with songs like “Stereo and “Who Killed Davey Moore,” as well as material off their newest EP release Bits and Pieces. Throughout the entire show, the audience did not stop dancing! It was quite the performance.BoomBox continues their Bits and Pieces tour throughout the Midwest for the next week, before they start hitting the summer festival circuit. Don’t miss out; this band can groove! Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Lost in translation

first_imgCelebrated Israeli novelist David Grossman immerses himself so deeply in his writing that the surrounding world becomes reflected in the words he crafts, and finishing a book after years in its grip becomes a harder task than beginning it.“Everything suddenly fits into what I’m writing,” Grossman told a packed Science Center Tuesday night. “When I write about love, all the world is in love. When I write about jealousy, everyone is jealous.Grossman, the internationally known author of eight novels and two nonfiction works, described the strange alchemy that occurs during writing, how authors are “fed” by their characters, and how sentences that they didn’t know were inside them emerge on the page.Grossman, who is also a prominent peace activist, discussed his latest novel, “To the End of the Land,” whose U.S. edition was published last year. Grossman opened his talk by describing the book, which was acclaimed in a New York Times review by writer Colm Toibin, who wrote: “To say this is an antiwar book is to put it too mildly, and in any case such labels do an injustice to its great sweep, the levels of its sympathy.“To the End of the Land” tells the story of Ora, a mother whose son Ofer has enlisted in the military. She had planned a hike with him in Israel’s north when his three-year enlistment ended, but at the last moment he re-enlisted, volunteering for a major offensive. Ora is stricken, and decides to avoid any painful notification of his death by going on the hike anyway, taking along Ofer’s father, Avram, the love of her life, but a man broken by his experience as a POW during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. As they walk, she tells Avram about her son’s life, in which he had been uninvolved.“I believe books are much more clever, courageous, and generous than their writers,” Grossman said.Grossman began writing the book in 2003 and was almost done with it in 2006, when his own suffering melded with his character’s fears. His youngest son, Uri, was killed during the Second Lebanon War.The heart of writing, Grossman said, is getting to know a book’s characters intimately, in a way that is impossible with other human beings. Even when it comes to those with whom we are most intimate, we shy away from complete knowledge, Grossman said. With our children, we avoid the darker corners of their characters; we may know our lovers better than others, but still not completely.“To me, the heart of writing is the privilege of knowing other people from within,” Grossman said. “Usually, we are quite protected from the other. … We develop an instinct of not being totally exposed to the hell within the other.”Writing a novel involves creating a suite of characters whom you know so intimately that they become like a family you’re hiding during wartime and to whom you take food and news daily. The whole of a book, he said, somehow becomes greater than the writer.“I believe books are much more clever, courageous, and generous than their writers,” Grossman said.Grossman wrote about a family, he said, because he has always been fascinated by the concept and believes it is the unit where the most important moments happen — not in the corridors of power but in kitchens, bedrooms, and children’s rooms.The setting of the book is in Israel’s north, which some people view as dangerous. But Grossman said the only danger there is from animals. To look around at nature, he said, is to understand how permanent the Earth is and how temporary humans, their wars, and their problems are.“You realize how terrible it is that we’re wasting our time and wasting our lives on something that could and should have been solved years ago had we been more courageous,” Grossman said.His appearance was sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He was introduced by Shaye Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy and director of the Center for Jewish Studies.last_img read more