first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap BEST OF THE BROKERS Tuesday 15 March 2011 8:19 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todayautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia whatsapp Show Comments ▼ DIAGEOSociete Generale rates the drinks group “buy” with a 12-month target price of £14.10. The broker sees Diageo’s reported bid for Polish spirits firm Stock as in line with the firm’s emerging markets expansion plan, saying the firm is well-placed to make medium-sized purchases while rivals focus on deleveraging. Soc Gen also sees the company as a front-runner to snap up Fortune Brands when it splits off some operations later this year.E.ONGoldman Sachs reiterates its “neutral” rating on the energy group with a target price of €23.08. The broker estimates that German nuclear power makes up 28 per cent of the firm’s 2011 clean net income, meaning a €4 per share hit if the government decides to accelerate nuclear closures without any compensation. However, Goldman has not altered its earnings forecasts since it thinks higher power prices will likely offset any losses.DIGNITYPanmure rates the funeral services firm “buy” with a target price of 872p following the company’s full-year results last week. The firm reported adjusted pre-tax profit six per cent above Panmure’s forecasts, with 15 per cent earnings growth year-on-year. The broker has raised its earnings per share forecasts by six per cent and four per cent for 2011 and 2012 respectively as margins continue to improve. center_img KCS-content Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more


first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2005 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2005 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more


first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Manika Premsingh owns shares of easyJet and Ocado Group. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Netflix and Zoom Video Communications. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images It was quite the November for Cineworld (LSE: CINE). The FTSE 250 stock saw an over 127% rise in share price as the Covid-19 vaccine raised hopes of the world getting back to normal. The Cineworld share price has risen more in December. But can it continue to rise higher?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The current statusThe reason this question comes to my mind is this. CINE’s share price rise went hand in hand with overall stock market buoyancy. The FTSE 100 index rose by 14% in November alone, for instance. Stocks that were worst affected by Covid-19 have seen a sharper increase than others. But it’s also true that many of them are facing some serious financial problems as well. These have been met through various kinds of funding options. easyJet has availed of government liquidity support, Rolls-Royce just had a rights issue, and Cineworld has secured easier terms on borrowings.Crystal ball gazingAs businesses get back on track, their financial issues will start getting resolved. Realistically, however, investors will have to wait for a few years at least before they are back to their pre-Covid-19 financial levels. It’s also possible that business may never get back to pre-pandemic levels. Just like the lockdown encouraged online shopping, quickening the rise of FTSE 100 grocer Ocado, NASDAQ-listed digital conference app Zoom or streaming services like Netflix, it may have permanently reduced business travel and even cinema footfall. But the long-term investor in me is positive on the likes of Cineworld. The reasoning is two-fold. One, I’m not sure if a structural change in demand is indeed here. Cinemas as an experience can’t be replicated easily at home. Movie-watching also doubles up as a social activity. Besides this, some of the biggest budget films of the year, including the latest James Bond have been postponed till 2021 because of Covid-19. I reckon that there will be a lot of pent-up demand when they are released. Even though smaller cinemas are indeed closing down, I think it’s a little early to write epitaphs for big chains like Cineworld. Where’s the Cineworld share price headed?Stock market investors like to be one step ahead. They invest in anticipation of better times. And if there are any stocks right now that are looking at better times ahead, these are the pandemic sufferers. It’s no wonder then, that their prices have risen. I expect that as long as the Covid-19-related news flow stays positive, markets are buoyant and there are no untoward developments for CINE and its likes, their share prices will continue to rise. I reiterate when I say that CINE’s share price may not rise to its pre-market crash levels, which was almost three times its current levels. But there is scope for a fair bit of increase in any case. Further, I don’t expect its lenders to come knocking anytime soon. Not before its operations have restarted in earnest. So any possibility of catastrophe is a few years away.  I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 | More on: CINE “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] New research into the prevalence of domestic abuse amongst churchgoers shows that one in four people have experienced abuse in their current relationship. The research, by academics at Coventry University and the University of Leicester for the Christian charity Restored, surveyed churchgoers in the north-west English county of Cumbria for the ground-breaking study of domestic abuse.Read the entire article here. Featured Events Gender Justice Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Domestic abuse happens in churches too: new research highlights churchgoers’ experience Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Posted Mar 21, 2018 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more


first_img SHARE Farmers Ready to Rally Over Farm Bill Previous articleIt Cost More to Farm This YearNext articleDanger, Will Robinson, Danger! Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter If action is not taken this month, then it will be up to a lame duck session of Congress to deal with the bill in December. Ritter says, if that happens, chances of getting action on a new bill are slim, “There are a lot of things that have been put off until December including several tax issues that are very important to farmers.”  A number of Indiana Farm Bureau members will be in Washington and plan to participate in the rally. The current Farm Bill will come to an end at the end of this month, and many say there is not enough time to get a new one passed. Ritter things there is, “I think it is reasonable to have the House pass a Farm Bill by the end of the month.” The Senate has already passed its version of the bill, so this leaves just a conference committee to hammer out differences.  Ritter feels there is a chance all this could occur before the election. The stumbling block is the food and nutrition program, primarily how much money should be cut from the SNAP program.   Rally organizers hope that the united support for a Farm Bill by a politically diverse group of farm organizations will inspire Congress to make some compromises of its own. National Corn Growers Association First Vice President Pam Johnson says Congress needs to hear that the bill is about more than just farmers, “It touches every American because it is a food, jobs, energy, conservation, research and trade bill, too.” Farm Bill Now launched an interactive web portal at www.FarmBillNow.com, through which visitors to the site can connect to their members of Congress and show their support for a new five-year farm bill. Using messages to Congress via social media, event locations and times, and an online petition,  FarmBillNow.com gives both farmers and consumers the resources they need to make their voices heard, telling Congress that the farm bill needs to be completed before the current farm food law expires. Home News Feed Farmers Ready to Rally Over Farm Bill SHARE On Wednesday of this week, something will happen that does not happen very often in agriculture: farmers will rally.  A very large and diverse group of farm organizations will gather on the Mall in Washington, DC to rally for passage of a new Farm Bill. Megan Ritter, national affairs coordinator with Indiana Farm Bureau, says the need for a new Farm Bill has galvanized farmers into action, “This is something that we in agriculture do not do very often, come to town and protest.”  In an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire in September, a coalition of 39 of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations will hold a rally on the Mall in Washington on September 12. The coalition, called “Farm Bill Now,” is comprised of associations and coalitions representing commodity crops, livestock, dairy, specialty crops, state and local governments, minor crops, energy and bio-based product groups, farm cooperatives and financial groups, as well as the nation’s two largest farm groups: the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union. By Gary Truitt – Sep 8, 2012 last_img read more


first_img Previous articleTCU falls to 3-4 after losing to Arizona State on Senior DayNext articleHoroscope: March 5, 2018 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Facebook Twitter Linkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Photo courtesy: GoFrogs.com Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonald ReddIt + posts Linkedin Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello printTCU women’s basketball was eliminated from the Big 12 Tournament Sunday after losing to No.3 Baylor in the tournament semifinals, 48-94.Sunday marked TCU’s third loss this season to the Lady Bears and the eighth of their 12 losses this season that have come at the hands of ranked opponents.Early foul trouble plagued the team, as juniors Jordan Moore and Amy Okonkwo were only able to play a combined three minutes in a first quarter that finished with a 28-13 Baylor lead, a very similar situation to TCU’s game in Waco a few weeks ago.The Lady Bears would build on their early lead with a 12-0 run early in the second quarter, creating a 27-point deficit that the Horned Frogs could never erase. The team pushed the lead down to 20 at halftime but a third quarter in which they scored just five points on two made shots would ensure a Baylor victory.Baylor’s 60 percent shooting percentage was the highest TCU has allowed all season.Offensively, Moore and Okonkwo would each finish with 12 points, the only two TCU players to finish in double digits. The team’s 48 points was a season-low.The Frogs also set a season-low in rebounds, grabbing just 19 in total. Baylor’s 49 boards outpaced the Horned Frogs by 30, a margin that almost always results in a loss.Despite the loss, the team’s 19 wins should still be enough to earn them a spot in a postseason tournament.They will learn the tournament and their first-round opponent Monday, March 12. If the Horned Frogs secure a spot, it would be their 15th tournament appearance in the last 18 seasons. Twitter Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Men’s tennis continues win streak, defeats USF 6-1 Linkedin ReddIt In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. Carter has been admitted to Emory University Hospital for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls. A spokeswoman says the procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning, Nov. 12. (AP Photo/John Amis) Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Men’s tennis continues win streak with wins over No. 14 Ole Miss and No. 8 Stanford Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt Men’s tennis dominates Tulsa 7-0 Nikki Spellman Linkedin Twittercenter_img Twitter Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Men’s tennis continues sweep streak with win over SMU What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Facebook Previous articleFormer President Jimmy Carter hospitalizedNext articleTexas could halt campus voting sites Nikki Spellman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit printFormer president Jimmy Carter hospitalizedFormer president Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital Monday night, according to Carter Center. In a statement released from the Carter Center, the former president will undergo a procedure “to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls” Tuesday morning.Statement about Jimmy Carter’s health pic.twitter.com/AUsaDTdRRB— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) November 12, 2019Carter’s spokeswoman, Deanna Congileo, said Carter is now “resting comfortably” with his wife Rosalynn.The former president has been hospitalized twice in the last month for two falls in his house in Plains, Georgia.He received 14 stitches after his first fall, and later received treatment for a minor pelvic fracture after falling a second time. 70 percent of U.S. will see freezing temperatures this weekAn arctic blast could beat more than 300 records across the U.S. as the first major cold front of 2019 will come through this week.“Tuesday and Wednesday may see record cold from the Southern plains to the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes and beyond,” the National Weather Service said.Temperatures were forecast below freezing as far south as the Texas gulf coast.The effects of the cold front area are expected to last several days in the DFW Metroplex, according to The Dallas Morning News. Supreme Court set to hear DACA argumentsThe Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program Tuesday, according to NBC news. People rally outside the Supreme Court as oral arguments are heard in the case of President Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)DACA recipients have been in line on the steps of the Supreme Court since Monday with hopes of getting a chance to watch the arguments in person.The federal immigration program has helped nearly 800,000 young people avoid deportation and remain in the United States. The Supreme Court will rule whether the Trump administration improperly tried to shut down the DACA program by “declaring it to be illegal while offering no detailed explanation or analyzing the effect on the immigrant population.” President Trump pushed to end the program in 2017, and the Supreme Court isn’t expected to hand down a ruling until June 2020. Disney+ launchDisney launched its new streaming service Tuesday, but subscribers are already running into technical difficulties.Disney+ experienced issues on its launch day. Photo courtesy of @RiseFallNick on Twitter. Users of the new streaming service took to Twitter early Tuesday morning to say that the service is currently not paying off.Wow @disneyplus on day one you can’t get it right. #smh #DisneyPlus #DisneyPlusDown— AJREACTS2 (@ajreacts2) November 12, 2019Disney Plus was first reported down at 6 a.m. EST.Disney has not commented on when the service issues will be fixed. The new streaming service costs $6.99 a month or $69.99 for the year. last_img read more


first_imgLocal News Previous article012519_OHS_Lubbock_Coronado_Soccer_Girls_06Next article011119_SandHills_03 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest POLICE BLOTTER: Jan. 4, 2019 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Police blotter logo The following is a list of felony criminal activities reported to the police. Numbered addresses of locations where crimes occur are rounded to the nearest hundred block. For a complete list, visit the Odessa Police Department’s information portal.AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPONTwo 17-year-old boys reported at 3:28 a.m. Thursday an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon incident near Golder Avenue and West University Boulevard.ASSAULT CAUSING BODILY INJURYTwo men, ages 54 and 51, reported at 2:46 a.m. Thursday an assault of a family member causing bodily injury incident in the 1000 block of Custer Avenue.A 29-year-old woman reported at 9:20 p.m. Thursday an aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury incident in the 4400 block of East 52nd Street.BURGLARY OF BUILDING/HABITATIONA 36-year-old man reported at 12:17 p.m. Thursday the burglary of a building in the 1500 block of Douglas Drive.A 21-year-old woman reported at 6:56 p.m. Thursday the burglary of a habitation in the 2200 block of Rocky Lane Road.ROBBERYA 48-year-old man reported at 12:21 p.m. Thursday an aggravated robbery incident in the 1000 block of Maple Avenue.UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLEA 62-year-old man reported at 5:03 a.m. Thursday the unauthorized use of a blue 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe in the 500 block of West 24th Street.A 54-year-old woman reported at 8:50 a.m. Thursday the unauthorized use of a white 2015 Ford Fiesta in the 500 block of East 43rd Street. Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more


first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Buying a Home Before Turning 35 Next: The Big Deal About a Slowdown Home / Daily Dose / If Maxine Waters Takes Over the House … Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Banks BCFP Financial Services Committee House HOUSING Maxine Waters 2018-11-12 Radhika Ojha Tagged with: Banks BCFP Financial Services Committee House HOUSING Maxine Waters It’s a week since the midterm elections results were declared and the Democrats took over the House of Representatives. Now, come January 2019, the House Financial Services Committee, which oversees the United States banking system, is also likely to get a new Chair in the form of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California).A vocal critic of the current administration, Waters is expected to get tough on big banks calling for more regulations on financial institutions. Right after the elections, Waters released a statement indicating that she would make it a key priority to ensure “that [the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection] can be allowed to resume its essential role of protecting consumers from harmful practices without interference from the Trump Administration.”This could put her on a course to butt heads with BCFP Acting Director Mulvaney, or his appointed successor, Trump nominee Kathy Kraninger, assuming she is confirmed (which is likely with a Republican-controlled Senate).Waters also said that the House Financial Services Committee would work to protect consumers from fraud and predatory lending. While the BCFP has been working in tandem with the mortgage industry by soliciting input from practitioners and creating an environment where qualified borrowers got a better chance to secure a loan, “a return to more of an ‘enforcement’ mentality could cause the pendulum to swing back once again.According to a report in The Columbian big banks and their executives are also more likely to be called to testify in front of the Congress under Waters’ leadership. Even while legislation related to tightening the controls on banks are not very likely to be turned into law with a Republican-controlled Senate, the article said that it was also “much less likely that any substantial new deregulatory bills get through, either.”For now, all eyes will be trained on how a bluer House acts when it comes to key housing policies and regulation.Read more about how the midterm elections have impacted housing:The Yeas and Nays on Housing LegislationA Change of Order Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News November 12, 2018 1,795 Views center_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago If Maxine Waters Takes Over the House … Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more


first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) —  Tropical Storm Florence was upgraded to a hurricane on Sunday morning by the National Hurricane Center.Florence is now classified as a Category 4 hurricane, and is currently expected to hit the southeastern coast of the U.S.Governors in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina have all declared states of emergency over the past two days in anticipation of the storm.At a press conference on Sunday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said Florence was expected to become a Category 4 hurricane with winds that could reach up to speeds of 150 mph.“Assume, presume that a major hurricane is going to hit right smack dab in the middle of South Carolina,” said McMaster, urging South Carolinians to prepare for the worst. Eight hundred members of the National Guard have been activated in the state.Hurricane Florence had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph as of 11 p.m. Sunday, and is 685 miles southeast of Bermuda, moving west at 7 mph.The current forecast track predicts that Florence will approach the southeast U.S. coast on Thursday.The National Hurricane Center is now saying that there is an increasing risk of storm surge on the coast, and inland flooding due to heavy rainfall. Both are life-threatening impacts.They are advising “interests along the U.S. East Coast, particularly from North Florida through North Carolina, should closely monitor the progress of Florence, ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and follow any advice given by local officials.”Isaac becomes hurricaneMoving south in the Atlantic, Isaac strengthened into a hurricane late Sunday with winds of 75 mph and is moving west at 14 mph. The storm is 1,305 miles east of the Windward Islands.The storm is expected to continue moving west in the next few days and become a hurricane by Monday.Isaac will be near the Lesser Antilles later this week and could bring impacts to parts of the Caribbean Islands during this time frame.Olivia aiming for HawaiiIn the Pacific, Hurricane Olivia is currently a Category 1 storm with winds of 75 mph, and is approximately 595 miles east-northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, as of 5 p.m. local time Sunday.A tropical storm watch was issued in the latest update across much of Hawaii, including Oahu, Maui, Hawaii counties.Olivia is expected to move west through Monday before turning west-southwest late Monday and early Tuesday local time. On the current track, Olivia may be near the Hawaiian Islands by late Tuesday.Even though Olivia is expected to weaken, it could still bring impacts to the Hawaiian Islands by midweek.Regardless of forecast track, significant effects from Olivia are possible in Hawaii, which could be enhanced due to the unique terrain of Hawaii.Heavy rain and potential flooding and mudslides are a growing concern, more so than winds. Rainfall of 10 to 15 inches is possible in some areas, particularly on the Big Island, which has already seen significant rainfall in recent weeks.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more