first_img  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2014-01-20 DSNews Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago January 20, 2014 583 Views center_img Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Monday 1/20/2014 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: The Sticky Business of Compliance Next: Welcome to the New DSNews.com Related Articles DS News Webcast: Monday 1/20/2014 A new initiative of the American Enterprise Institute aims to mitigate the damage of housing’s boom-and-bust cycles, utilizing a new Mortgage Risk Index developed by Fannie Mae’s former chief credit officer, Edward Pinto, and his colleague Stephen Oliner, who spent more than 25 years with the Federal Reserve. Their index shows mortgage risk remains high today, and even more troublesome, it indicates risk levels are rising. In fact, they say less than half of the home purchase loans extended in recent months can be considered low risk, despite claims that today’s credit standards are too tight.Almost in step with Oliner and Pinto’s warning that risk levels are rising—even amid claims that credit today is too tight—a new report from Ellie Mae shows credit standards ended 2013 at their lowest level all year. The company found that by December, criteria for first-lien mortgages had relaxed considerably, with the average FICO score at 727, loan-to-value ratios averaging 82 percent, and debt-to-income ratios at a yearly high of 39 percent. About Author: DSNews Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more


first_imgThe Spring Hill property“It’s like an inner-city oasis,” he said. “When we bought it nine years ago we called it the jersey caramel house.“It was caramel brown, had no gardens and inside was, well, like one of those jersey caramels.”Over the years, the duo have added shutters, fixed the balcony, landscaped and turned the house in to their own inner-city paradise. International snapper Justin Nicholas has worked for the global brands including Cartier, Moet, Gucci, Tagheuer, Louis Vuitton, Hilton, Lorna Jane and Etihad, and local companies such as Aurizon, Museum of Brisbane, Mater Foundation, Queensland Ballet, even the Australian Government.He most recently finished shooting a $52,000USD ($72,500) a night underwater suite for the Conrad Maldives resort. “She (Lucy-Bea) is a bit of a diva,” he said. “We have already put in some offers in Clayfield, Auchenflower, Paddington, close to the city.”Spread over three levels, the house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a garage for two cars, all on a 173sq m block close to the best of the inner-city amenities, restaurants and public transport.The first two bedrooms are located on the middle floor, each with an individual design. A third bedroom can be found on the lower level and has an ensuite and kitchenette — perfect for a teenagers retreat or nanny’s quarters.The master suite occupies the entire top floor and features views of Mt Coot-tha. There is also brick walls that include the restored original advertising from the old butchers shop next door, an ensuite, walk-in-wardrobe and a private deck, complete with its own spa bath. The second floor is home to the sitting room, family bathroom, and the open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area, which flows on to the courtyard and deck.Mr Nicholas said his favourite space was the master bedroom retreat.“It is enormous and has a billboard painting that is the old advertising sign from the butchers shop that used to be next that door,” he said. “And there is the jacuzzi on the balcony.“The butcher lived in the house and worked next door and his wife had the haberdashery.“It is the most amazing place to live. It is beautiful and we are non-stop entertainers.“When we are in town, we have dinner parties three nights a week. And we never sit in peak hour traffic.” Insert amazed emoji here. Justin Nicholas’ work for Conrad Maldives. But home is home, and the photographer seemed a little reluctant to say goodbye to the heritage house that he and partner Joshua Jones have renovated and restored. Drawing inspiration from their travels, they have brought something home from everywhere from Buenos Aires to Sweden.“We have been, in the past, serial movers and this is the longest we have lived in one place,” Mr Nicholas said.“Now we have prepped it for sale, we realise just how much we love it, adore it.”But the couple, who have Lucy-Bea, a very spoiled nine-year-old Beagle, are keen for some more space, with Mr Nicholas keen for an 800sq m block for their “fur child” to enjoy in her twilight years.They also want a new project, he said. A BRISBANE photographer who shoots for some of the world’s most luxurious and well-known brands has listed his Spring Hill home for sale. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago The property is listed with Alex Rutherford of Place New Farm.last_img read more


first_imgCongratulations to the 10U Batesville Bats for catching a championship victory in their final tournament of the 2020 season!  The Bats traveled to Greenfield on July 25, to compete in the GBP All-Star Classic. The Bats began Saturday’s pool play by defeating Connersville Crashers, 11-3. Batesville’s Mason Herpel crushed 2 big hits, driving in runs and Adam Weber struck out 5, in his 3 innings pitched. In game two, with extra effort on the pitcher’s mound by Liam Wagner, Batesville claimed their lead in the 5th inning to defeat Greenfield 10U, 10-8.       On Sunday, July 26, the Batesville Bats returned to Greenfield for one final game of pool play. Batesville’s Jackson Elston with 4-RBIs, Drew Jaisle with 3-RBIs and Evan Ibold with 2 solid hits, sealed the deal for their 18-4 victory over Greenfield 9U. Earning the #1 seed, positioned the Bats for a first-round bye. In their first game of bracket play, Max Walter and Camden Kaiser led the Bats with 3 hits a-piece, setting the stage for a 10-1 win over Batesville 9U.    After a long, hot day of baseball, it was now time for Batesville to take on New Palestine Blaze in the Championship game. With significant hits by Jake Schornick, Gage Schomber, Max Meyer and Jonah Anderson, the Bats grabbed a 11-1 championship victory over New Palestine.   Batesville Bats 10U 2020 season showcased 6 tournaments, earning a 20-6 overall record; The Bats finished with 2 semi-finals appearances, 3 runners-up and 1 championship title.    The 2020 10U roster showcased: Jonah Anderson, Jackson Elston, Winston Garrett, Mason Herpel, Evan Ibold, Drew Jaisle, Camden Kaiser, Max Meyer, Gage Schomber, Jake Schornick, Liam Wagner, Max Walter and Adam Weber. The Batesville Bats 10U were coached by Andy Jaisle, Ryan Ibold, Casey Schomber, Jared Schornick, and Dan Walter.  Special thanks to the team sponsors: Aaron Garrett/Lohmiller Realty, Batesville Tool & Die, Buckey’s Service Center, Bruns Gutzwiller, Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation, Joan Schornick/Tudor Square, Laudick Trucking, Southeastern Insurance/HR Block, Tom Tepe Auto Center, The Sherman, Toro’s Mexican Restaurant, Tuba’s Place, Wendy’s – Greensburg, and the anonymous donation by fans of the Bats!  Fans of the Batesville Bats can visit their Facebook page, to view photos from the season: 10U Batesville Bats – 2020.last_img read more


first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down Dave · 268 weeks ago We have the generating capacity to handle peak load in Wellington. It is part of the contract with Westar that controls our rates. Someone here decided not to utilize this capacity, so we just live with it. Duh Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 268 weeks ago Just sounds like careless or very little planing went into this, guess no one considered the possibility westar would not be finished on time? Report Reply 2 replies · active 268 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Oh boy · 268 weeks ago I’m sure could have done better. You should apply for a supervisors position at Westar and get them all in order. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 268 weeks ago We supposedly have enough generating capacity to handle our needs. No reference to the steam plant in the article, why was it not used? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Hmmm…. · 267 weeks ago I guess I missed how this was paid for. I’m sure it was another item that was in the budget somewhere. I personally fell like we dogged a bullet, I mean with needing a new water treatment plant, streets and ambulances one less thing to worry about. Can you feel my sarcasm? Not impressed… Report Reply 0 replies · active 267 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments From the office of the City of Wellington  — At 4:11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, Power Plant personnel brought the gas turbine on-line and broke from the Westar tie, so Westar could complete their switch upgrade east of town.With this upgrade, Wellington will now be fed from the North on newly upgraded larger conductor. This project was estimated to take approximately 3.5 to 4 hours with a target time of 8:00 A.M. This estimated time over ran and we did not get heated up from Westar until about 8:50 A.M.  By this time – our load rose above our turbine’s capability causing our protective relays to trip on low voltage.Our operators were able to re-energize most circuits within approximately 4 minutes and the others between 15-20 minutes when Westar heated back up. We apologize for the inconvenience of the power outage and our crews worked feverishly to keep the outage to a minimum.  This switch upgrade will be a great improvement for reliability and voltage issues. In the past, Westar has had to send someone to drive out the line and operate their switches. The new switches they have installed are motor operated and remote controlled from their operation center.This should reduce outage time greatly. This again gave our line crews time to do some routine maintenance on our own 69KV line. Between June 19-23, the turbine has run an average of eight hours per day. Thank you for your patience.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more


first_imgRTÉ Nationwide will broadcast two special programmes this November which focus on a unique project involving a student from every county in Ireland, “adopting” a soldier from his or her county who died in World War 1.Picture features Gerry Moore , history teacher at St Columba’s Comprehensive School in Glenties and founder of the project “My Adopted Soldier” , with his students.TX: Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th November, 7.00pm, RTÉ One.A Donegal teacher has sparked a project which led to an RTÉ Nationwide special entitled “Writing Irish soldiers back into history.”The unique project ‘My Adopted Soldier’ was created by Glenties teacher Gerry Moore and will be shown on Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th November at 7.00pm on RTÉ OneThe project features a secondary school student from every county in Ireland, paying tribute to a soldier from his or her county who died in World War 1.Guest presenter Eileen Magnier, RTÉ’s North West Correspondent, and cameraman Brian McVeigh followed the students, as they researched their soldier’s story and in some cases found living relatives. Picture features Finnian Ward who represented Donegal in the project.TX: Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th November, 7.00pm, RTÉ One.They uncovered some intriguing and tragic cases before travelling as a group to the Somme to get an insight into what their soldiers had gone through and to pay their respects at their graves. In many cases it’s believed this was the first time that the soldier’s story had been told and his grave visited.The creator of the project, a history teacher at St Columba’s Comprehensive School became interested in the Irishmen who fought in WW1 after discovering that his grand-uncle, Private Anthony Gallagher from west Donegal, had died in the Battle of the Somme.Gerry began bringing students from his own school who had researched the stories of Donegal men who had died in the war, to visit the cemeteries and battle sites. As the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 approached he thought it would be a good idea to take what had worked so well locally, to a national level and bring one student from each of the 32 counties to the Somme to remember soldiers who had died from every county in Ireland.In conjunction with the History Teachers Association of Ireland, he ran an essay competition for students in transition year and fifth year and out of a large number of entries, 32 students were picked and each was given a randomly selected soldier from his or her county to research before the trip. The student chosen to represent Donegal is Finnian Ward who is a pupil at St Columba’s Comprehensive School in Glenties. Finnian researched the story of John Muldoon, a young post-office worker who died in the Battle of the Somme.A number of students at Gerry’s school helped set up a website for the project which is expected to become a valuable educational resource and which will be added to by further research on Irish involvement in World War 1 – www.myadoptedsoldier.comThe project focuses on the personal stories behind the statistics of war and in the first RTÉ Nationwide programme we meet some of the students as they go in search of their soldier’s life story, and those who are working on the website where all research is being uploaded. www.myadoptedsoldier.com.Before the students departed on their trip RTÉ cameras followed them as they visited Áras an Uachtaráin where President Michael D. Higgins congratulated them on helping to “write these soldiers back into Irish history”.In the second programme, Nationwide travels to the Somme with the students for what is a very emotional experience as they get a sense of what life was like in the trenches and pay their respects to their adopted soldiers and also to the thousands of soldiers who have no known graves. The trip had a huge impact on the students and on teacher Gerry Moore who said that in his twenty five years at a teacher, he had never experienced such an emotional roller-coaster. The two programmes will broadcast in the lead up to and on Remembrance Day (11th November) this year.DONEGAL TEACHER SPARKS UNIQUE TV PROJECT ON LOST SOLDIERS was last modified: November 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGerry MooreGlentiesRTESt Columba’s Comprehensivelast_img read more


first_imgSANTA CLARA — A video that was widely circulated on social media captured one man repeatedly punching another man in the stands at Levi’s StadiumSteve Gonzalez Guardado, 31, is suspected of assaulting another fan in the stands at Levi’s Stadium.during Thursday night’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders.In the video, the man wearing a red T-shirt stands above another man wearing a 49ers jersey, throwing punch after punch. After a few seconds, the man who threw the …last_img


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In our part of the state the rains have been sporadic but it seems like everyone is still getting showers. In the areas that are saturated, these additional rains continue to stress those areas of the fields. Additional problems associated with waterlogged soils are developing. In the good areas, those acres continue to improve.In the corn, the most predominant issue that we are addressing is the western bean cutworm. We have scouting traps in the area and we continue to monitor the traps to see the moth counts.In the counts on the western bean cutworm, there is no correlation or specific pattern in regard to what we are catching in the traps and what we are actually seeing in the field. It is important for producers to be out walking in the fields and not just relying on the moth counts in the traps. We haven’t come up with a conclusion about why that is. The western bean cutworm is something I would really encourage everyone to monitor very closely.In addition to that, we have seen high levels of European corn borer in non-GMO corn. We are also seeing higher populations of Japanese beetles. We are going to monitor those and will probably be spraying insecticide in the first couple of weeks of August.Right now we are starting to see foliar diseases in the corn. There is a little rust developing. We’re entering the time of summer where we get the dewy mornings so gray leaf spot and northern corn leaf blight will probably become an issue. We sprayed a couple hundred acres to address the insect problem and we applied a fungicide as well. Our foliar disease levels are low at this time but we are anticipating with all of the humidity and moisture we have that those will increase.We just continue to get rains and it will be important for us to get an extended growing season this year to help the replant acres, but the early planted crops are right on track and doing well.last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We only have 3 good chances of rain in the next 21 days. The most significant of those chances come early next week. But, in-between events, we see long stretches of sunny dry weather.Nearby, we will be partly to mostly sunny today through Monday. Temps normal to above normal. Clouds will be on the increase Monday midday and afternoon.Showers and thunderstorms develop after midnight Monday night and continue through the day Tuesday. Coverage ends up at 70%, and rain totals can be from .25″-1.5″. Significantly heavier rains and strong thunderstorms develop over Lake Erie with some rains nearing 3 inches. We will have to watch for those to drift over far northern parts of the state, but right now are keeping excessively heavy rains out of our forecast. Even with out those storms, the best rain totals end up in northern Ohio.Turning out partly sunny Wednesday, and then staying mostly sunny through Monday the 19th. Temps will be a little cooler to start that period, but then will climb back to normal and above normal levels. The map at right shows 10 day rain potential.Scattered showers move in overnight Monday night into Tuesday the 20th. Rain totals are expected to be from .1″-.5″ with coverage at 80%.Sunny and dry for the 21st through the 23rd, then showers and storms develop again later on Saturday the 24th.last_img read more


first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google just received a designpatent for Google Search’s homepage. It took the US Patent Office over five years to approve this patent (D599,372) for the design of a “graphical user interface for a display screen of a communications terminal,” but Google’s request was finally approved yesterday. The company already owned a patent for its search results pages. In addition, Google also received a patent for a server-based spellchecker yesterday, as well as another one for “collaborative web page authoring.” We don’t assume that Google will soon start a patent fight with Yahoo over this, but Yahoo Search’s current homepage obviously looks quite similar to Google’s, though without the two prominent button’s underneath the search box. We are obviously not lawyers, but as far as we know, design patents are basically just a form of making sure the design of a functional item is protected and not so much an acknowledgment that this is a completely new invention. Design patents have to be for a new designs though, and we just have to wonder if somebody else didn’t offer a similarly minimalist search interface before Google.Tip of the hat to Ryan Tate at Gawker for first noticing this patent. Tags:#news#web Related Posts frederic lardinoiscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more