first_imgDr. Vivek H. Murthy, the 19th U.S. Surgeon General, today urged Cal State LA students to take action against cardiovascular disease (CVD), which claims nearly 400,000 women’s lives each year, making it the number one killer of women.Dr. Murthy participated in a forum at Cal State LA with Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR (The National Council of La Raza), Dr. Rita Redberg, Professor of Medicine and Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Services at the University of California, San Francisco and Cal State LA President William A. Covino. Forum participants called for urgent action to raise awareness and make women’s heart health a priority.Covino announced at the event that he will begin a dialogue with students, faculty and staff to create a smoke-free University. This process marks an important move for public health at the University, as smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of dying from heart disease and stroke. As part of its commitment to combat cardiovascular disease, Cal State LA also hosted a women’s heart health codeathon and screening event in partnership with the Women’s Heart Alliance, where students met with medical professionals and learned about their personal risk of developing heart disease as well as how to improve their heart health.Students also competed over the weekend in a codeathon event, hosted by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, where young developers and designers built original prototype apps to help young women decrease their risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The two-day event drew industry leaders from the tech, design and health fields.“For too long, we’ve been conditioned to see heart disease as an old man’s problem. But a woman dies nearly every minute from heart disease and women who have heart attacks are more likely than men to die within a year. Because women’s symptoms often look different than a man’s, women’s heart disease is often misdiagnosed or undertreated. We need to come together to fight for gender equity in women’s heart health and to make preventing heart disease a young woman’s priority,” said Barbra Streisand, co-founder of the Women’s Heart Alliance. “Because, even though heart disease can be deadly, it’s also largely preventable. And I want young women everywhere, to be empowered to fight back. It’s all of our jobs, men included, to care about this epidemic and to curb the number of women dying from this preventable disease.”“The key to preventing disease is a healthy lifestyle,” Surgeon General Murthy said. “There are everyday steps you can take to lower your chance of developing heart disease by eating a healthy diet; being active and exercising regularly; and staying tobacco-free.”Ronald O. Perelman, co-founder of WHA and Chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, echoed the forum’s call for young women to take action against cardiovascular disease. “In the United States, heart disease kills more women each year than all cancers combined, and has taken more women’s lives than men’s for more than 20 years. Yet, 45 percent of women are unaware that it’s their number one threat. We need awareness, education and advocacy to tackle this epidemic. We need to make women’s heart health and prevention a priority, to stop this disease in its tracks.”British Robinson, CEO of the Women’s Heart Alliance, also spoke, emphasizing gender racial disparities. “Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S., and black and Hispanic women like many of us here today are especially vulnerable. To win the fight against health disparities, we need action in every sector.”“Everyone plays a role in creating and sustaining healthy communities and we know that technology can be particularly impactful in that effort,” said Rain Henderson, CEO of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative. “We were thrilled to bring our healthy codeathon series to Cal State LA students to identify what works and how technology can spur innovation that will lead to healthier communities for years to come.”Cal State LA’s population reflects the diversity of greater Los Angeles’s residents, with a student body of 27,000, about 60 percent of whom are Latino, 15 percent Asian American and four percent African American. As gender disparities are evident in heart disease research funding and mortality, and sixty percent of students are women, the Cal State LA campus served as an appropriate audience for the forum’s message of action.“At Cal State LA, we launched our Mind Matters initiative last year because we realize that without student wellbeing there is no academic success,” President Covino said. “We’re confident that our students’ awareness of heart disease will increase through our partnership with the Women’s Heart Alliance and Clinton Health Matters Initiative.”“NCLR is proud to partner with the Women’s Heart Alliance to increase awareness of women’s heart health,” said Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR. “Latinas face a higher risk of cardiovascular disease yet one in three Latinas are unaware that heart disease is their number one cause of death. That is why not only in my role as the leader of the nation’s largest Hispanic organization, but also as a Latina, I want to ensure women, especially young Latinas, are aware of their heart risks.”The Cal State LA campus served as a pilot location this weekend for the formal launch of a new partnership between the Women’s Heart Alliance and Clinton Health Matters Initiative, aimed at reducing women’s heart disease and its precursors in young women. The partnership, which will expand to more campuses in 2016, will identify women at risk of developing or who have heart disease and link them to care, while promoting best practices in screening, diagnosing and treatment of the disease and its risk factors.last_img read more

WASHINGTON — Amid growing concern about the risks of Google and other U.S. companies doing business in China, President Donald Trump says the president of Google has “strongly stated” that he is “totally committed” to the American, not Chinese, military.Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said recently that efforts like Google’s artificial intelligence venture in China allow the Chinese military to access and take advantage of U.S.-developed technology.Dunford’s comments reflect U.S. worries that any information an American company has or uses in China is automatically available to the Chinese government and its military.Trump tweeted on Wednesday that he just met with Sundar Pichai, the president of Google. He says they discussed China and various things that Google can do for the United States.The Associated Press read more

first_img3D printers were once out of reach of just about everyone due to the very high price of the hardware. Today, they are still expensive, but have come down to the point where enthusiasts can start saving up and buying one. Even kids are being targeted now with $800 Origo aimed at 10-year-olds.If you are going to charge that much for a printer, then it really needs to have a hook. Japanese company Roland DG may have found that hook for its own, tiny 3D printer called the iModela iM-01.First of all the iModela is around $1,000, so it has to offer something to make it worth the investment. The good news is it’s a small unit fitting easily next to your PC on a desk. That’s doubly good news seeing as it requires a USB connection to access the associated software the 3D models you want to print are loaded into.The key selling point, however, seems to be the ability to print action and collectible figures, like those vinyl character sets you can pay a small fortune to acquire. Like Pokemon? Then the iModela is going to be able to print your favorite characters if you can find the models to print them with. Or how about creating your very own unique character set? The design software lets you form your very own 3D creations, too.The printer uses a mix of plastic, wax, balsa wood, and foam to produce a figure, which you can then spray paint and add detail to as you see fit. In fact, the printing looks like the easy bit, and the skill comes during the application of paint to get a professional finish.The video below gives a 10-minute demonstration of how to produce a 3D model using the iModela (don’t be afraid to flick ahead as it does drag in places). It looks quite slow and cumbersome, but that’s ok, because we all know technology progresses quickly and in a few years this will be $100, work at 10x the speed, and you’ll have another machine sitting next to it ready to paint your collection.More at Roland, via Kotakulast_img read more

first_imgIt’s getting tougher and tougher to make the argument for building a general usage PC. By the time you pick out a half decent case, pay for a Windows license, and put all your components into it, you’ve spent a fair amount of coin for a box that still doesn’t have a warranty and could still need some bugs chased out of it.If you aren’t looking to build a power rig or cater to specific needs like dual graphics cards or exotic cooling, it’s hard to argue against something like this Dell Inspiron 660s. The specs are more than enough even a heavy user, with a 3rd gen Core i5 quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive.It has built-in Wireless-N, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, dual video outputs, front USB/audio ports, and more. The 660s is also the small form factor model, measuring just over 10-inches tall but still allowing for all the goodies including a DVD burner. All of this is then wrapped up by a one year warranty with in-home service.You can grab this svelte, but packed machine for just $499.99 with free shipping. You will be hard pressed to get a Core i5 desktop for that much out the door, including a quality chassis and Windows 8 license, and you still won’t have warranty coverage.Dell Inspiron 660s Core i5 slim desktop for $499.99 + free shipping (reg. $699.99 | use coupon GQFSHMQ7KDGMV1)Our other top deals:Logitech G19s gaming keyboard with screen (2013 model) for $127.99 + free shipping (reg. $199.99)Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 Android 4.0 tablet for $119 + free shipping (reg. $229)ASUS PA248Q 24-inch IPS LED-backlit LCD monitor for $269.99 + free shipping (reg. $354.99)last_img read more

first_imgAs we approach the completion of the first five month’s of Syriza’s government, Neos Kosmos asked four young Athenians what mark they would give to the left wing alliance for its first semester in power. Yianis Dimopoulos, 29, voted Syriza for the first in the last elections. He says he would give Syriza a C+ because he believes the party has tried hard to negotiate a fairer deal but also admits mistakes have been made by Syriza in their first months in power. Dimopoulos, a graphic designer from the suburb of Halandri, says Greece and its creditors will both need to concede ground if an agreement is to be reached, although the emphasis should be on Europe to help Greece, particularly given how much the country has already sacrificed. “The feeling I get from the Europeans is that we should be grateful to them. I would like them to explain to me what it is I should be grateful for. Graetful for living off 450 euro a month, if you can find work or for the fact that we have such a high unemployment rate, we are struggling, there is nothing to be grateful for,” Dimopoulos said. He recognises that Greece must introduce further reforms but believes the country’s creditors can afford to do more. “The suffering they have inflicted on us is insulting to our entire country and should alarm other Europeans because once they are done with us they will look for another scapegoat,” Dimopoulos said. Ioanna Karoglou, 27, from the seaside suburb of Glyfada, is a primary school teacher that also voted Syriza for the first time in January’s national elections. She says she would only give Syriza a D for their efforts so far. “I am disappointed, I expected a lot more to be honest, I think this government has potential or at least I like to hope it does,” Karoglou explained. She says Greece’s Prime Minister Alex Tsipras and his party need to work out a solution that allows Greece to stay in the Euro but also offer some the country a chance to win back its reputation and independence. “Of course we need the bailout now, but our ultimate goal must be to become less reliant on handouts and more independent, that is the only way forward and that can only come with reforms here in Greece and a greater commitment to change by all of us,” Karoglou said. Nikos Psarakis, 33, says he did not vote for Syriza. He is a qualified engineer that moved from Crete to Athens for work in his field, but has ended up working as a taxi driver, pulling twelve hour shifts to make “just enough”. Living in the inner suburb of Zografou with his girlfriend, Psarakis says he would give Syriza a D because in his view Greece has gone backwards over the last six months. “If you ask me we were slowly on the right track, we suffered a lot over the last few years and slowly the markets were showing encouraging signs for Greece. Now it seems we have regressed, people are spending less, more shops are closing down, are we better off than six months ago, absolutely not,” Psarakis said. “What Syriza has done is give back some pride, but it’s false pride, our ego’s might be slightly inflated, our bank accounts most definitely are not,” he added. Ariadne Steliou, 22, is a student that lives in Kipseli with her two parents who are both teachers. She voted for Syriza and five months later says she “remains satisfied” with her choice. She says she would give Syriza a B. “We must remember that Syriza has only been in power just over four months and has spent almost all of that time working on repairing the mess that was left for them by the previous governments,” Steliou told Neos Kosmos. She believes Tsipras and his colleagues need to be given more time and claims the signs so far have been encouraging. “We finally have a government that is willing to stand up for all of us, to be our voice, to tell the Europeans that we cannot continue on this path of destruction that austerity has brought,” Steliou said. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Bahamas Waterkeeper President Joseph Darville Addresses 2016 Annual Waterkeeper Alliance Conference

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp “Probably the most frightening of our concerns over climate change is the increase of tropical storms, which are now spawning right in our waters,” Darville said, citing the destruction wrought in the southern Bahamas last October by Hurricane Joaquin. “They no longer have to originate off the west coast of Africa.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppRising Sea Levels, Hotter Temperatures, Extreme StormsOn Horizon for The BahamasSave The Bays Chairman, Bahamas Waterkeeper President Joseph Darville Addresses Country’s Most Pressing Environmental Concerns at 2016 Annual Waterkeeper Alliance Conference in North Carolina According to the U.S. National Weather Service, if you live anywhere near the Atlantic Ocean, this isn’t the best year to let your guard down while you soak up the sun.With a record three named storms already on the books since the start of hurricane season on June 1, the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is projected to be among the most active ever with as many as 14 named storms and six hurricanes before the season ends November 30. Moreover, experts predict at least two of those hurricanes could be major, reaching Category 3 or stronger on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, suggesting “devastating damage” could occur.With 80 percent of the land mass in The Bahamas essentially at or slightly above sea level, the country is even more vulnerable to devastation than most when catastrophic storm systems rise up out of the Atlantic.“Massive flooding from rising sea levels poses a very real threat to one of the most, if not the most beautiful, spots on this planet,” said Save the Bays Chairman and Bahamas Waterkeeper President Joseph Darville during a recent presentation at the 2016 Annual Waterkeeper Alliance Conference in Wilmington, N.C.Headed by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who was reelected for another two terms as president at this year’s conference, Waterkeeper Alliance is recognized as “the voice of the world’s waters.” With volunteers of licensed Waterkeeper affiliates monitoring rivers, lakes, oceans, ponds and wetlands in dozens of countries, Waterkeeper Alliance is among the largest and fastest growing non-profit organizations, its sole   focus on clean water. The four-day conference in North Carolina brought together 295 waterbody stewards from every corner of the world to discuss the effects of the global warming crisis on their communities.center_img Related Items: According to Darville, unregulated development is one of the largest contributing factors to the accelerated rate at which the shores of The Bahamas is eroding, further escalating the chance of cataclysmic flooding when powerful storms strike.“This erosion results not only from the sea level rise, heavier storms and storm surge, but is dramatically associated with unregulated and basically unsound major developments,” Darville said. “Whether it’s the absence of qualified marine engineers, or simply an ignorance of the nature of our coastal geography, structures and walls are built without the slightest knowledge of how winds and tides naturally flow.”Additionally, Darville points to developers’ insatiable desire for oceanfront golf courses as further compounding environmental hazards created by rampant and unrestricted development.“They are usually plunked right along the sea front, resulting in the run off of all the chemicals which just glory in the destruction and death of our coral reefs,” Darville said. “We have lost hundreds and hundreds of acres of what used to be a scene of magnificent beauty. They also once served as significant barriers for storms and storm surges.”Darville’s greatest long-term concern – an issue that could affect the ability to inhabit The Bahamas — is the looming loss of the country’s drinkable water. Because the fresh water lens in The Bahamas is only around three to four feet from the land surface, any erosion of land increases salt water intrusion into the water tables.“Already after major hurricanes, we have had to wait months before the water was potable due to the infusion of salt water,” Darville said. “As the sea level continues to rise, and are exacerbated by major storms, we face real danger of a nation being in a constant state of thirst.”last_img read more

first_imgPolice are asking the public to help them find a woman who apparently left her home in east Vancouver a week ago.Yesterday, 22-year-old Mariah Gonzales was reported missing from her home in the 13600 block of Northeast 67th Street. A relative who lives at the home said she hadn’t seen Gonzales since Aug. 5. It’s not unusual for Gonzales to go away for several days, and she left with a small bag, according to the Vancouver Police Department. However, she has been gone longer than normal and hasn’t checked in since she left, which is also unusual, police said.Gonzales has diminished mental capacity and regularly takes medication, which has likely run out, police said.She’s described as a white woman 5 feet 5 inches tall, 150 pounds, with long, dark brown hair and hazel eyes. Gonzales has pierced ears and a tattoo of small stars on her upper chest.She was last spotted around 11:15 p.m. Sunday at a local WinCo, wearing a floral print dress and carrying a florescent green backpack with string straps. At the time, she was with a white man in his mid-20s.Police said it’s possible she’s with her boyfriend, Paul Mullins, 55, of Vancouver.Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call 911.last_img read more

Publix donates 50K to MiamiDade County public schools

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida supermarket made a generous donation to students of Miami-Dade County.Publix Super Markets charities kicked off “Hunger Action Month” by donating a $50,000 check for Miami-Dade Public Schools.Volunteers with the supermarket chain, along with Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, celebrated the big donation in Miami.Families had a room to shop where students can get school supplies, food and clothing.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgFor Watt, the deal allows the company to focus on its agrifood brands, such as Petfood Industry, Feed Management and Pig International, which, says Greg Watt, offer the best opportunities for growth. According to Watt, all direct staff has been offered their same positions with CCI. CCI Media, a b-to-b media company formed by former Stamats Business Media president Tim Fixmer, has purchased the woodworking assets from Rockford, Illinois-based Watt Publishing. The deal consists of the CabinetMakerFDM unit and includes a magazine, website and weekly newsletter. Greg Watt, president and COO of Watt, and Fixmer both declined to offer terms of the deal, but Fixmer noted that CCI, which is backed by Fixmer’s own investment, will utilize Watt’s services in the future.   CabinetMakerFDM is a web and print-based business unit that focuses on the cabinet, furniture, fixture and millwork markets.The deal is Fixmer’s first for CCI and, he says, it will be the cornerstone property in CCI’s portfolio. Fixmer hinted at new product launches, divulging the release of a database product that will “probably launch next month.”  last_img read more

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits Before even attempting to make your own game in Dreams you should try playing the included story mode. Using the DualShock 4’s motion sensor you glide a little imp around the screen like a cursor interacting with various objects in whimsical ways. Manually unlock doors. Pick up and pour oil cans to loosen up rusty robots. One gothic section had us leading a man away from skeletons like a casual point-and-click adventure. You can also possess certain characters like a cube with legs or a little fox with an eyepatch and projectile attack for sections that play more like traditional 3D platformers, with physics that felt much snappier than LittleBigPlanet ever did.The real purpose of the story mode in Dreams though is to show just what is possible with the game’s comically robust creation tools. Granted, it’s made by professional game developers deeply familiar with their own engine but everything from the levels to the puzzles to the assets to even the cutscenes and music can be made within the game itself. Wrapping your head around how to do all that though is definitely going to take some time, way more time than my whirlwind of a demo.I didn’t personally see how props are made, but I know you can make them with either the DualShock or the PlayStation Move controllers. The game’s gorgeous colorful painterly art style, full of shifting brushstrokes, pairs well with digitally crafted items sculpted by flowing your arm in 3D space. Of course, you can make more realistic items with realistic textures, too. Some sample games I played even had convincingly flat 2D animated visual styles.With your props library filled you can then start arranging them to create your level. Once you’ve got the various shortcuts memorized (which is isn’t too tough as they correspond nicely with the accessible regular game controls) you can quickly start plopping down and modifying objects. In just a few minutes we had a stage where the fox had to jump onto a moving platform across a treacherous waterfall to reach the end marked with torches.But to get to that point we also had to add programming logic along with the objects. Getting the platform to smoothly move back in forth involved setting it on a ping-ponging animation loop complete with keyframes. The only way I was even able to follow that step was because of my Flash animation background. We also linked the animation to an if-then “trigger zone” on the bridge, so it would only activate once our character stepped onto the platform. Otherwise we would render our level unplayable if the platform got stuck over the waterfall.Before I could process all that had went into making this incredibly basic game, while also looking at the bevy of editing options we weren’t even touching, the Media Molecule artist opened up the included music making tool that’s basically a full-fledged digital audio workstations. Pick different MIDI sounds like smooth synth pipes, lay down a tune with buttons, edit on the track to get the timing and rhythm right. It’s just like FL Studio or something, it’s wild. And to top things off, we adjusted the resolution of the visuals to complete the faux-PlayStation 1 platformer look.I honestly think the breadth and depth of the tools in Dreams are going to be too much for some people. Already, designing a 3D game is exponentially more complicated than designing a 2D one like the fan creations of Super Mario Maker. But this is like if Super Mario Maker let you recreate not just Super Mario 64 but also every other Nintendo 64 game, and then let you make changes just one step above of modifying the actual code. Sticking with the Nintendo analogy, the artist and I also compared the game’s massive eclectic collection of short user-made works to the fantastic WarioWare D.I.Y. back on Nintendo DS.Fortunately, the robust sharing system sounds like it’ll make it easier for creators to communally share knowledge. You won’t be burdened with making your games entirely from scratch. You can earn new items from the story mode as well as remix individual levels or packaged groups of levels from other users. The original user always gets credits for their source material but you’ll get credit for your remix, too.I absolutely can’t wait to see and play what passionate users dream up in Dreams. It’s so powerful. However, that power may also make it more inaccessible than the developers seem to realize. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe a generation of kids raised on Minecraft will take to complex game design as easily as riding a bike. But to me this really does have more in common with Final Cut and Photoshop, programs that take a real commitment and time investment to successfully learn, than even a creativity-focused game like LittleBigPlanet. We’ll see when the Dreams beta launches on PlayStation 4 later this year followed by a full launch.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img The Dreams beta is available now on PS4. Here’s what we thought the last time we played Sony’s wildly ambitious game making software.I remember a decade ago when Media Molecule first hit the scene with LittleBigPlanet. Folks were blown away with the tools the game provided you for building your own video game levels. It had the potential to make game design itself a far more democratic process, a huge win for art and education in our medium. LittleBigPlanet definitely became a strong franchise, with follow-ups and spin-offs starring Sackboy in the gang. But I feel the eventual consensus was that its promise was undercut by less-than-stellar core platforming gameplay and creation tools that had their admirable ambition undone by their overwhelming complexity.Well Dreams is LittleBigPlanet on steroids. Actually, considering the game’s love of hazy blissed-out gentle surrealism it’s probably on a different drug. But Media Molecule’s next game for PlayStation 4 takes LBP’s game-making philosophy and wildly expands it out until it’s essentially a piece of advanced art software. What we played was a much stronger, more varied game, but also an even more potentially overwhelming tool.AdChoices广告last_img read more

Sharenting may put childs safety at risk

first_imgSharenting – a parent’s habitual use of social media to share news and images about their children – puts the child’s online privacy and, potentially, safety at risk, warn researchers. The researchers found evidence that women’s feelings of vulnerability about being a mother are linked to their posting on social media. Those posts sometimes include their children’s personally identifiable information, such as names, birthdates, and photographs, showed the findings published online in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. The women who participated in the research articulated a variety of risk factors for vulnerability – a changing body, a changing view of self, new responsibilities associated with motherhood, demands of nursing, exhaustion, and issues such as postpartum depression or anxiety. The researchers suggest the need for enhanced governmental guidance to protect children’s online privacy from commercial entities.last_img read more

VIDEO Capitals TJ Oshie fought back tears when talking about winning the

first_imgTo cap everything off, Oshie was able to hold the Cup with his dad. Just wow. The Washington Capitals capped off a storybook playoff run by clinching their first Stanley cup with a Game 5 win in Las Vegas. Washington beat the expansion Golden Knights 4-1.After the game, the Caps winger T.J. Oshie fought back tears in a postgame interview where he talked about his father, Tim, who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease.Oshie said his dad struggles to remember a lot because of his condition, but would never forget the historic night. It’s hard not to get emotional when hearing Oshie talking about his pops and winning the Cup for him.This is as pure of a moment as it gets, and why we love sports.last_img read more

FHA Fannie Mae Programs Open Credit to Borrowers

first_img September 15, 2015 554 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Origination, Technology Credit Fannie Mae Federal Housing Administration 2015-09-15 derektempleton Fannie Mae’s HomeReady program was introduced to serve the millennial generation, who are not as financially stable to purchase a home, according to Urban Institute’s Laurie Goodman and Eva Wingren.The program allows borrowers to put as little as 3 percent down and expands lending options to all qualified buyers. In addition, HomeReady also has the potential to reduce poverty and educate borrowers on the home buying process. However, Urban Institute warns that lower-credit buyers could pay more risk-based fees in return for low downpayment options.”Our priority is a safe, responsible balance between expanded access to mortgage financing and the long-term viability of today’s mortgage loans—limiting risk to lenders, investors, homeowners, and taxpayers,” Fannie Mae said. “Our goal is straightforward: to work with lenders to make mortgages more accessible, affordable, and sustainable.”Click here to read Urban Institute’s FHA blog.Click here to read Urban Institute’s Fannie Mae blog. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Fannie Mae recently launched programs that are designed to open credit to borrowers who would not be able to obtain a mortgage loan under normal circumstances.In two new blogs, the Urban Institute analyzed how the FHA’s Supplemental Performance Metric and Fannie Mae’s Home Ready program are opening up more lending options to borrowers with lower credit scores.In the FHA blog, author Karan Kaul, a research associate at Urban Institute, discusses how FHA lending has fallen among consumers with low credit scores, but the new metric could be the solution to bolster lending.“This is one more tool to help FHA, lenders, and the public, know exactly who we’re serving,” said Ed Golding, principal deputy assistant secretary for Housing. “By better understanding FHA’s acceptable risk tolerance levels for a variety of credit scores, lenders will have the confidence to lend more broadly and FHA will have more data on how successful those lenders are.”Normally, FHA examines lender performance using the compare ratio, which compares the early stage weighted average of seriously delinquent rate of a lender’s FHA loans to that of all FHA-insured loans.The FHA’s new metric will be used jointly with the compare ratio and will determine lender performance more accurately. This extra step in the process will “make enforcement less dependent on lender loan mix and allow the FHA to target lenders with worsening loan performance as opposed to those serving more underserved borrowers,” Kaul noted. FHA & Fannie Mae Programs Open Credit to Borrowers Sharelast_img read more

Dreadlocked Quebec comic pleads for calm after bei

first_imgDreadlocked Quebec comic pleads for calm after being told his hairstyle is racist by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 18, 2019 11:13 am PDT Zach Poitras is shown in this undated handout photo from Facebook. An aspiring Montreal comedian has been told he cannot take part in shows at a university bar because his dreadlocks are a form of cultural appropriation. The Coop les Recoltes, a bar and solidarity co-operative at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, confirmed on Facebook its decision to exclude Zach Poitras, who is white, because of his hairstyle. Poitras, denied a spot at the Snowflake Comedy Club and another evening of “engaged humour,” declined comment on the situation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Facebook, Zach Poitras MONTREAL — A Montreal comic who was told he could not perform — or even be in the audience — at a comedy show because his hairstyle was considered racist is pleading for calm from both sides of the debate.Zach Poitras, a white man with dreadlocked hair, received international attention after he was told by the Coop les Recoltes, a bar and solidarity co-operative at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, that his hair is a form of violence.The bar told Poitras his dreadlocks are a form of cultural appropriation and he was not welcome at a comedy night called the Snowflake Comedy Club. The club says Poitras’ hair is an example of a dominant culture appropriating the symbols, clothing or hairstyles of a historically dominated people.In a response on Facebook, Poitras says the co-operative overreacted. But he does not appreciate populist opinion writers making him a poster boy for left-wing politics run amok.Poitras adds he does not agree with a movement by some comedians to boycott future shows at the Coop les Recoltes.Poitras says he considers himself gender fluid, and in general his politics aline with those of the co-operative. He calls it absurd that his dreadlocked hair led to him being labelled a racist.The Canadian Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Four Eintracht fans fined for flares and narcotics

first_imgFour men were arrested and taken to court and fined for bringing flares and narcotics to the Eintracht Frankfurt – Apollon game on Thursday, police said on Friday.According to authorities, the men – 20, 25, 26, and 27 all fans of Eintracht – were stopped for check upon entering the stadium, and police found flares and 0.1 g of cocaine on the 26-year-old.The men were arrested and taken to Nicosia District Court on Friday, where they were charged and issued a fine of €400 for the flares and the 26-year-old was fined an additional €250 for the narcotics.The four men paid the fine issued by the court and were released. You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

The theme for 2018 is "our community.

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