DS News Webcast: Wednesday 3/6/2013

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago March 6, 2013 521 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post 2013-03-06 DSNews Related Articles Subscribe Coverage:- Prices in January Climb Nearly 10% from Year Ago – Commercial, Multifamily Mortgages Fared Better During Recession />Visit www.DSNews.com for all of your relevant Default Servicing Newscenter_img DS News Webcast: Wednesday 3/6/2013 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 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 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: DSNews Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Wednesday 3/6/2013 Previous: Foreclosure Activity in Bay State Falls Sharply in January Next: Firm Grip on Foreclosure Inventory Continues in Judicial Stateslast_img read more

Students sue Miami-Dade school district after Social Security numbers posted online

first_imgTwo former Miami-Dade students are suing the School Board after they found their Social Security numbers and test scores online along with the personal information of hundreds of other students.The plaintiffs did a basic online search of their names and discovered that the information was posted on the Miami-Dade school district’s website, according to the lawsuit.“The carelessness with how the district manages students’ private information needs to be addressed,” lawyer Stephanie Langer said in a statement. The students are asking for both monetary damages and an “overhaul” of school district policies on the protection of student information.The Miami-Dade school district called it an “isolated incident” and said that a forensic review was being conducted to determine where the information came from and whether it is authentic.“The school district does not comment on threatened or pending litigation, however, Miami-Dade County Public Schools takes seriously any action that breaches student privacy and confidentiality,” said spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego. “Every reasonable method is employed to protect student records. As soon as this incident was brought to our attention, the web page was immediately taken down.”last_img read more

Jordan Ayew praises Abedi Pele’s impact on his form this season

first_imgBlack Stars and Crystal Palace forward, Jordan Ayew has lavished praise on the impact his dad is having on his current run of form.Jordan’s father, Abedi Ayew Pele is one of Africa’s finest footballers and went ahead to win the continents best player thrice.The Crystal Palace forward has been involved in 10 goals this season, scoring nine and having one assist to his name.Ayew, in an interview with Sky Sports, says he is lucky that his father has a lot of knowledge about football as he was once a footballer.“It drives me. I can’t give my dad enough praise. He’s unbelievable and I’m lucky to have a father who knows football.”The 28-year-old said his father’s influence on his career deserves a lot of credit.“My dad has given us so much, in everything, and not only to me, to the whole family. The only way we can say thank you is to perform week in, week out for him to be proud and that’s what we try to do.”The Ghanaian international says his father does not watch his matches live but always watches the playbacks and guides him after every game.“He doesn’t watch the games live because he’s a bit too anxious, so they record them and he watches them afterwards. When he’s finished (watching the game), he briefs me a bit. If I’ve not done well, he tells me I’ve not done well. And if I have done well, he still tells me I’ve not done well.”Jordan Ayew with his incredible performances this season has seen him surpass Black Stars legend, Tony Yeboah as the highest Ghanaian goal scorer in the English Premier League. Scoring 25 goals and Anthony Yeboah scoring 24.last_img read more

Adam Silver: Trade demands by NBA players ‘are disheartening’

first_imgSilver is right, in that players demanding trades are nothing new, not in the NBA or even other professional sports. The Davis situation last season, however, was unusual in that the Pelicans threatened to shut down the All-Star midseason to avoid injury. The NBA countered by saying Davis had to play if healthy.But the issue of trade demands remains.”That’s an issue that needs to be addressed,” Silver said. “There’s not a simple solution there. This is a talent-driven business. Players have leverage. They have economic power of their own. But that’s what Collective Bargaining Agreements are for, to sit down and come up with a sit of rules that are sensible and fair for everyone.” If you’re a Pelicans fan still miffed that Anthony Davis demanded a trade out of New Orleans, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver feels your pain.Speaking at an NBA media conference Tuesday in New York City, Silver was asked about the issue of players under contract requesting trades, as Davis did last season and more recently, as Paul George did with Oklahoma City. Celtics’ Brad Stevens addresses losing Kyrie Irving, Al Horford in free agency “First of all, you know of course that’s nothing new in the league in terms of trade demands,” Silver said. “But it concerns all of us. I mean, it falls in the same category of issues of the so-called rule of law within a sports league. You have a contract and it needs to be meaningful on both sides. On one hand, there’s an expectation if you have a contract and it’s guaranteed that the team is going to meet the terms of the contract, and the expectation on the other side is the player is going to meet the terms of the contract.”I will say, without getting into any specific circumstances, trade demands are disheartening. They’re disheartening to the team. They’re disheartening to the community and don’t serve the player well. The players care about their reputations just as much.” Related News NBA free agency rumors: Amar’e Stoudemire taking comeback bid very seriously NBA approves coach’s challenge, instant replay for 2019-20 season Silver doesn’t like it, but admits there’s no simple solution.last_img read more

Four Science Teachers Undergo Laboratory Training

first_imgFour science teachers from O’nance International School System (OISS) in Paynesville 72nd Boulevard have participated in a one-day laboratory training workshop organized by the proprietor of the institution.The teachers were trained on the fundamentals of Boyles’ Law, Charles Law and micrometer screw gauge as well as small diameters.Boyle’s law, (sometimes referred to as the Boyle–Marriott’s law, or Marriott’s law, is an experimental gas law, which describes how the pressure of a gas tends to decrease as the volume of a gas increases. A modern statement of Boyle’s law is the absolute pressure exerted by a given mass of an ideal gas that is inversely proportional to the volume it occupies if the temperature and amount of gas remain unchanged within a closed system.The workshop also gave the teachers the opportunity to learn new skills and how to operate laboratory equipment. It was facilitated by Chemfare Scientific Liberia, a group of Liberian owned business firms that is engaged in selling laboratory equipment and supplies.O’nance proprietor, Aaron Johnson Wheagar, said the workshop was aimed at improving the teaching of sciences by equipping the teachers with new skills and at the same time sharing with them innovative teaching trends in the sciences. Earlier in an interview with the Daily Observer, Mr. Wheagar indicated that his school was ready to work with authorities of the Ministry of Education (MOE) to integrate science subjects as well as introduce teaching tools to enhance effective learning among the students.He urged Liberians to invest more in the educational sector especially in the sciences so that the students would be prepared to meet the new challenges in the digital world. Mr. Wheagar believes that revamping the education sector would take the concerted efforts of all well meaning Liberians to rally around authorities and partners. “Our science programs are very weak and if we want to buttress government’s efforts by educating the youth, then we must put more money into the system,” said Mr. Wheagar.The OISS proprietor has meanwhile assured parents and the government of his institution’s readiness to boost the educational system as well as modernize it.He also disclosed that the institution would host Science Fairs to serve as encouragement for students from other schools.A representative of the four teachers expressed gratitude to Mr. Wheagar on behalf of his colleagues for the training opportunity which they consider as a step in the right direction that has enabled them to learn new skills which would benefit their students.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Warriors Looking Forward: NBA Trade Deadline and upcoming games versus Spurs, Suns and Heat

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this video on your mobile device.)After the Philadelphia 76rs snapped the Golden State Warriors longest win streak of the season, the Warriors bounced back on Saturday night with a 115-101 win versus the visiting Los Angeles Lakers. The team looks to continue with its winning tendencies when the they receive the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, before heading out to the desert to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday and finally wrapping up the week versus …last_img

Joburg Open: two in a row for Schwartzel

first_img‘The King of Joburg’ “That’s what you need to do to win. You won’t always hit the ball well but you need to find a way to get the lowest score,” he said. The final day began with Schwartzel tied with fellow South Africans Garth Mulroy, who finished second on 15-under after a 71, and Thomas Aiken, who was third on 14-under after a 72. A Johannesburg native, Schwartzel closed with a four-under-par 67, overcoming difficulties including two bogeys mid-round, to win the tournament going away. He was happy to please the home crowd, who greeted him with shouts of “Schwartzel – King of Joburg!” Source: City of Johannesburg Charl Schwartzel (-19) 68, 61, 69, 67, 265 Garth Mulroy (-15) 65, 64, 69, 71, 269 Thomas Aiken (-14) 64, 66, 68, 72, 270 Jamie Elson (-13) 65, 64, 71, 71, 271 Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (-12) 67, 66, 67, 72, 272 Scott Jamieson (-11) 70, 66, 72, 65, 273 Tjaart van Der Walt (-10) 69, 68, 70, 67, 274 George Coetzee (-10) 70, 65, 70, 69, 274 James Kingston (-10) 68, 62, 73, 71, 274 Allen Versfeld (-10) 66, 66, 70, 72, 274 Oscar Floren (-10) 68, 68, 66, 72, 274 Charl Schwartzel staged a successful defence of his Joburg Open title, claiming the title for the second time running at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Course on Sunday. “I was swinging well until my bogey on the ninth. Then I lost my rhythm and couldn’t get it back. I had to dig deep and really trust my short game. My mind was in the right place and that pulled me through.” LEADERBOARD After a four-round total 19-under 265, Schwartzel became the first South African to win back-to-back titles in the Joburg Open and the third to defend a title on the European Tour, following Ernie Els and Trevor Immelman. “I started off well, which was tough in the rain. In any tournament, when you’re tied with someone, it’s important to get off to a good start. My first nine holes put a lot of pressure on them, so I got my nose ahead. I just tried to find a way to stay ahead,” he explained. Race to Dubai rankingsAs a result of his victory, Schwartzel has climbed to the summit of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai rankings. With the four South African events starting the season, South Africans feature strongly. “I love playing in Johannesburg,” said the champion. “I grew up here and feel right at home, so I couldn’t have asked for a better place to defend a title.” Despite the two being better off the tee, their short game could not match that of Schwartzel. The world number 32 played solidly on the front nine but struggled to hit a fairway on the back nine. However his superb short game ensured his title defence remained on track. Sixth European tour titleSunday’s Joburg Open win is Schwartzel’s sixth European Tour title; it earned him a purse of €206 000 (about R1.9-million). Short game Schwartzel is first with earnings of €374 850, while Africa Open winner Louis Oosthuizen is in second spot on €227 700. Spain’s Pablo Martin, who successfully defended his title at the Alfred Dunhill Championship occupies third spot on €160 786. South African Open winner Ernie Els is in fourth on €158 500. Thomas Aiken follows, fractionally behind, on €158 424. Retief Goosen is in sixth on €115 000. The Joburg Open is one of four events co-sanctioned by the Sunshine and European Tours, the others being the Alfred Dunhill Championship, the South African Open, and the Africa Open. Executive Mayor Amos Masondo, who presented the 26-year-old with his trophy, proclaimed his joy at a native winning the tournament, saying: “I am very happy the King of Joburg has prevailed.” 17 January 2011last_img read more

Coach still hoping last-place Adamson makes Final Four

first_imgThe Lady Falcons fizzled out against Far Eastern University in five sets, 30-32, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13, Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo but Getigan believes they can rack up enough wins for a spot in the Final Four.“We’re still looking forward to the Final Four and I always tell the players to remain positive,” said Getigan in Filipino. “I was actually happy because we were able to get the first set because we usually lose that one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe past three games saw the Lady Falcons drop the first set except for their game against University of the Philippines wherein they started strong but eventually lost in four sets, 25-27, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21.Getigan said he has to be the motivator his team needs and not be the one who will start any negativity since the Lady Falcons have to win their remaining six games to at least give themselves a  shot at the No. 4 spot. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Amid injuries, captain Jerrili Malabanan keeps FEU together in win over Adamson Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag MOST READ LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Onyok Getigan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Adamson University sits at the bottom of the standings in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament but that fact doesn’t dampen the hopes head coach Onyok Getigan.Getigan, who replaced Air Padda earlier in the season, is still hopeful that his team can still crack the top four of the standings despite its lowly 1-7 record.ADVERTISEMENT A 7-7 record could give the Lady Falcons the fourth seed but it will take more than their own effort with the University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle, University of the Philippines, and FEU all squeezed in at the No. 2 with identical 5-3 records.“The players’ confidence will come from me, I can’t say anything negative about us right now,“ said Getigan. “ We just have to move forward, practice better, and just be hard workers on the floor. It just so happened that FEU worked harder than us earlier.”Getigan admitted that his team was not in the best of moods after the loss to the Lady Tamaraws but he told his players to move on from the defeat and keep marching forward.“They were really down on themselves at first but I told them that the game was over so we shouldn’t look back at it,” said Getigan. “We have to move forward and learn from our mistakes and not on the loss.”ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View commentslast_img read more

Vitol to Expand Tanker Fleet by Taking Over Bitumen JV

first_imgGlobal commodity trader Vitol has agreed a total takeover of the VALT bitumen joint venture.On March 18, the Swiss-based company said it would acquire the final 50 percent of the joint venture which it established with Sargeant Marine in 2016.Vitol said the acquisition is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019, adding that VALT would be 100 percent owned by Vitol and integrated into the company’s core trading business.VALT, which operates a fleet of eleven asphalt/bitumen tankers, handles around 1.4 million metric tons of asphalt per annum, managed from hubs in Asia, Europe and the US.last_img