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first_img Share Save Alan Jaffa, CEO, Safeguard PropertiesBeginning Sunday, November 3, industry leaders converged on The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., for the 2019 National Property Preservation Conference (NPPC). Presented by Safeguard Properties, the event included collaborative discussions about topics including code violations, vendor management, hazard claims, and other challenges and hot topics facing the property preservation sector.After an opening night reception Sunday evening, NPPC kicked off in full Monday morning with a welcome speech from Safeguard Properties CEO Alan Jaffa. Continuing the legacy of Safeguard’s founder, the late Robert Klein, the National Property Preservation Conference brings together a cross-section of industry stakeholders to brainstorm on challenges such as natural disaster response, regulatory compliance, and more.”I’m always energized by this conference and what it provides for our MCS team as well as the industry,” said MCS CEO, Caroline Reaves. “It’s the one time each year when we all get together and focus solely on property preservation. The MCS team always looks forward to this conference, as it provides an opportunity for open, honest dialogue with our peers in the industry.”Delgado and MontgomeryMonday morning also featured a Q&A session with The Hon. Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Speaking with Ed Delgado, President & CEO, Five Star Global, Commissioner Montgomery discussed recent policy changes, including HUD’s increased role in oversight of the False Claims Act.Dr. Benjamin Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced last week that HUD was implementing changes to annual eligibility certifications, loan limit certifications, and defect taxonomy under the Act, alterations which were designed to bring more depository lenders back to originating FHA loans.Commissioner Montgomery told the crowd that HUD had been engaged in an ongoing dialog with the Justice Department from “day one” of the Trump administration regarding how to better manage the False Claims Act. Montgomery added that HUD had felt strongly that the annual eligibility certifications, loan limit certifications, and defect taxonomy changes all needed to be addressed at the same time.Ed Delgado, President & CEO, Five Star GlobalFacing hurdles such as a government shutdown in the midst of this process, Commissioner Montgomery said the work on the False Claims Act revisions gained a new head of steam under Attorney General William Barr. After revising an initial document of proposed changes down from “around 12 pages to around six or seven pages,” HUD and the DOJ were able to come to a consensus, Commissioner Montgomery said.Speaking of the changes and the revised procedure for handling False Claims Act cases, Commissioner Montgomery said, “It’s a good suite of products, because it speaks to when something has materiality, and it’s a very prescribed set of circumstances.”Delgado also hosted his annual “State of the Industry” panel. This year, he was joined by industry leaders including:Alan Jaffa, CEO, Safeguard PropertiesBrian Martin, COO, Dakota Asset ServicesCaroline Reaves, CEO, Mortgage Contracting ServicesTim Rood, Chairman and Managing Director, SitusAMCShubha Shivapurkar, Senior Director, Non-Performing Loans, Single-Family Operations, Freddie MacJacob Williamson; VP, Single-Family Real Estate, Fannie MaeLeft to right: Delgado, Jaffa, Shivapurkar, Martin, Rood, Reaves, WilliamsonThe panelists discussed the most pressing challenges facing property preservation, including foreclosure rates, the fight against urban blight, technological innovations, and intervention practices.“We live in a cyclical business,” Delgado said. “As much as we keep saying foreclosures are at 20 to 30-year lows … we’re starting to see some stress fractures in the housing economy that suggest that there is another trending cycle coming in.”Jaffa explained how some government entities have taken an aggressive stance against mortgage servicers and lenders to remediate issues stemming from vacant properties. He suggested that the industry should be more proactive.Caroline Reaves then gave an overview on the strength of the property preservation industry heading into 2020, and why now is the time for companies to be innovating.“One of our clients said, ‘No one is innovative when you’re busy, because you don’t have time to be.’ We took that to heart,” Reaves said. “We’ve gone in and spent this time investing in technology.”“We’ve put a lot of control and technology in place to make sure, as an industry, that we’re stronger, because [the economy] will turn,” Reaves continued.The NPPC will continue through Tuesday, November 5, with more discussion and updates. Click here to learn more. 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first_img The Brazilian Air Force’s geriatric home, ‘Casa Gerontológica de Aeronáutica Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes (CGABEG)’, is in its 29th year of operation and has become a center of national and international reference for elderly care. Located on a hill on Governor’s Island in Rio de Janeiro, the aeronautic care center is a pioneer in the Brazilian Armed Forces. It serves approximately 180 senior citizens, all military or dependents, of which 130 are residents and 50 are participants of the ‘Centro de Convivencia’ (Community Living Center) of the CGABEG, which they may participate in from the age of 60. “This center is my reason for living today,” said Walter Chaves da Rocha. “I come in the morning, I take my blood pressure, participate in events here, gymnastics, stretching, even the choir, which is great for me.” In the institution’s choir, the deep voice of Chaves da Rocha is a counterpoint, whereas in festivities, his joy stands out. The CGABEG offers gerontological and geriatric care and regular programs to exercise memory, as well as other programs that help participants maintain strong family and social ties and even find a new love interest. All of this contributes to their mental and physical health. The assistance model that the geriatric home has adopted is based on multidisciplinary work in health promotion for the elderly that has become a benchmark for care in the country. “All of us are going to grow old in one way or another,” said Norma Landrino, aging specialist and music therapist. “I prefer to age well.” For example, using musical language and elements like rhythm, melody, harmony and the musicality of words as therapeutic tools, the music therapy group seeks to establish mental and motor functions to improve quality of life through prevention, rehabilitation or treatment. “All of these therapeutic areas aim to promote health in the elderly,” said Col. Antonio Carlos de Melo, Physician and Director of ‘Casa Gerontológica’. “They are activities for therapeutic purposes. A range of ailments are aggravated by old age.” ‘La Casa Gerontológica’ is funded by resources from the Air Force and monthly payments from users. The institution, which has an Ethics and Research Committee, works in partnership with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and offers places for medical residency in geriatrics, in addition to training for caregivers and technical professionals in the area of aging services. “In 2008, I underwent surgery to remove a melanoma on my scalp, and I had the pleasant opportunity of getting to know CGABEG, built next to the big Air Force hospital,” said Benedito José Do Espirito Santo, 66, about his experience at ‘Casa Gerontológica’. “I was impressed with the organization at ‘Casa’. No one can say ‘I won’t drink this water’. Nevertheless, if I had to drink that water, I am sure that my thirst would be greatly quenched. Congratulations to the officers, graduates, and civilians who devote their lives so that CGABEG runs smoothly.” By Dialogo December 29, 2013 All important dates of the year and holidays are observed and celebrated at ‘Casa Gerontológica’. On December 17, the elderly depicted Christmas scenes in a great display of costume and character. The social assistant, Eneida, not only narrated the story of the birth of baby Jesus, but also in writing the piece, she carefully cited the various activities offered to the elderly in 2013, including ‘la Danza Senior’ (the Senior Dance), which delighted the audience. Finally, ‘la Casa Gerontológica’ is especially committed to the integration of the elderly into society in general, as well as educating the community in the treatment of senior citizens. The institution hosts a variety of courses, seminars and other education and information sessions to disseminate existing benefits for seniors as well as the most up-to-date information on treatments. For example, in August this year, ‘la Casa Gerontológica’ carried out the 17th Training Course for Companions and Family Members in the treatment of the elderly, which was taught by renowned specialists in the field. I would really like to get to know the place. I receive a pension from the Brazilian Air Force, and I need a place like this. Thank you. I would like to know more about the geriatric home, Casa Gerontológica. On October 22, there will be a symposium by the Society of Gerontology, and one of the topics is elderly care in the Armed Forces. If you want to participate, contact Rubens de Lucas – CMG(CD-RM1), President of the Brazilian Academy of Military Dentistry (ABOMI).last_img read more

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When governments ordered businesses to shut their doors in March, the stock market fell off a cliff. Private investors withdrew their capital from volatile assets and decided to sit on cash until the markets calmed down. To stimulate the economy and prevent it from collapsing, the Fed lowered interest rates to the rock bottom. In turn, the government supported taxpayers through a variety of monetary measures.As a result, technology stocks rallied, and bank accounts became more and more flush with deposits. All these events put two big pressures on credit unions, which now have to:deploy more capital quickly—that is, make loans, andmove their business and member engagement online to meeting rising demand for digital service delivery.These are not unknown challenges to CU leaders. However, never before did the world change so much so quickly. Leaders had to send their teams home for work, find new ways to deploy capital and compress half a decade of digital transformation into 12 months. continue reading »last_img read more

first_img Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 Share Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Simon FraserRacing and Greyhound content distributor, SIS (Sports Information Services) has moved to bolster its commercial operations appointing Simon Fraser as its new Head of International Horse Racing.Fraser will be tasked with leading SIS racing content distribution to international partners, whilst boosting the firm’s global commercial outreach and sales pipeline.A seasoned racing executive, Fraser joins the company from Racecourse Media Group (RMG), where he most recently served as RMG Head of International Streaming (2014-2017).Confirming the appointment, Paul Witten, Product Director at SIS, stated: “Growing our product portfolio with exciting content from all over the world is key to our strategy moving forward, and Simon’s appointment will play an important role in helping to achieve our ambitions.“He has extensive knowledge of the industry, as well as valuable experience in commercial rights, and I’m confident he will have a positive impact on the company.Heading up SIS international commercial development, Fraser will manage and grow the supplier’s international horse racing rights portfolio, as SIS looks to provide retail and online customers with the most engaging racing content from courses around the world“I’m thrilled to have joined SIS in what is an exciting period of growth. SIS is an established name in the betting industry and I can’t wait to get started in helping the business to continue to grow its international horse racing content.” Fraser commented on joining SIS executive team. Submit SIS grows Latin American footprint through Betcris deal August 12, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 read more

first_imgAll things considered, though, is it the right move for the Chargers to join the Rams to play in Los Angeles?“I haven’t followed it closely enough, but I don’t think it is,” Walton said. “But I’m a Chargers fan that wants the team in San Diego. I have no idea what’s happening on the business side of it. But I obviously would have liked them to stay.” Chargers owner Dean Spanos had threatened a move in recent years amid unsuccessful attempts to receive taxpayer funds to build a new stadium. But despite the Chargers making only one Super Bowl appearance in 1994 and making one playoff appearance in the past five years, Walton embodied the San Diego sports that supported them through the good and the bad.“We had a loyal group of fans that were used to tough times of trying to win. But we stuck with our team,” Walton said. “They were a big part of growing up in San Diego.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SAN ANTONIO >> The calm and stoic tone in which Luke Walton spoke masked his frustration.He often has reacted that way as he has experienced the Lakers going through some early hiccups. The Lakers’ coach shared the same mood over the San Diego Chargers announcing their intentions to relocate to Los Angeles for the 2017 NFL season. The San Diego native also does not plan to buy season tickets just because his hometown team plans to move where he lives. “I’m a little heartbroken over it right now,” Walton said following morning shootaround in preparation for Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. “I’m not ready to deal with the reality they’re going to leave San Diego.”last_img read more