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DS News Magazine Preview: The Latest on GSE Reform

first_img Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 DS News Magazine Preview: The Latest on GSE Reform Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / DS News Magazine Preview: The Latest on GSE Reform Previous: New White Paper: Mortgage Servicers Bracing for Forbearance Impact Next: Industry Responds to Record Unemployment 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 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Conservatorship DS News GSEs 2020-04-02 Seth Welborn About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Print Features, Secondary Market Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago April 2, 2020 2,811 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Since assuming office, Federal Housing Finance Association Director Mark Calabria has put his focus on taking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of conservatorship. The April issue of DS News, puts the GSEs’ move out of conservatorship under the microscope. In this month’s cover story, “Finding a Path to GSE Reform,” servicers and other subject-matter experts discuss the GSEs’ history, the stakes involved, and the challenges ahead.In 2019, the GSEs took an important step toward privatization when the FHFA announced the hiring of Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc., as its financial advisor to assist in the development of a plan to conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Tim Rood, Chairman and co-founder of the Collingwood Group, told DS News that this announcement is an “important milestone” in the process to end conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.“The FHFA still needs to produce a capital plan from which the advisor will work from to develop a capital restoration roadmap for the GSEs,” Rood said.The discussion continues in “Housing Reform: Here and Now, Then and Later,” written by Rohit Gupta, President and CEO, Genworth Mortgage Insurance. As the government and industry work to build and maintain a more stable housing market, Gupta examines what factors must be at the forefront of this process, with the GSE’s conservatorship serving as a “hot button issue.”Next up, Auction.com’s VP of Market Economics, Daren Blomquist, brings us “Sell While the Sun Shines.” Blomquist explores why now is the time for sellers of distressed properties to act—and reveals some best practices on how to proceed while opportunity is still knocking.In “Leveraging Machine Learning for Better Default Decisions,” Miriam Moore, Division President of Default Services for ServiceLink, discusses why the potential for artificial intelligence to drive industry innovation isn’t limited to the origination sector.Finally, in “With Your Permission,” Lynn Sheck, SVP of Enterprise and Strategic Sales at Finicity, takes a look at the ways consumer-permissioned data is transforming default servicing.For all these stories and more, read the April edition of DS News here, out now. Share Save Tagged with: Conservatorship DS News GSEs Subscribelast_img read more

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The Week Ahead: Servicing Challenges in Uncertain Times

first_img The Week Ahead: Servicing Challenges in Uncertain Times Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles  Print This Post On Wednesday, January 20 from 1-2 p.m. CST, a panel of industry pundits will participate in a complimentary virtual roundtable session presented by Clear Capital entitled “Managing Mortgage Servicing Challenges in Uncertain Times: How Modern Real Estate Valuations Will Help.”The event is an installment of the DS News Webinar Series, and readers can register here.David Newell, VP, Customer Development at Clear Capital, a real estate valuation services and technology company, will moderate the discussion.Other real estate valuations experts on the panel include: Kenon Chen, EVP, Corporate Strategy, Clear CapitalBryce Fendall, VP, StatebridgeDan McAlister, Director of Product Management – Field Valuation Products, Clear CapitalThe group will discuss, among other topics:Servicing challenges amid a global pandemicWhere is the servicing industry headingChoosing the right valuation partnerClick here to register for this complimentary webinar.Other events in the coming week:American Mortgage Diversity Council: “How D&I Directly Impacts Health & Growth” (January 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m. CT, register here)WFG National Title Insurance Company: “Quarterly Economic Outlook” (January 21, 8 a.m. CT, register here) The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2021-01-15 Christina Hughes Babbcenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Servicing Challenges in Uncertain Times Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago January 15, 2021 844 Views Previous: FHFA, Treasury Announce Changes to GSE Regulations Next: HUD Face-to-Face: Is it a Condition Precedent Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

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Maddy O’Neal Drops Psychedelic Dance Hit With New Single “Wanna Know”

first_imgColorado-based producer Maddy O’Neal is getting ready to drop her sophomore EP, Parallels, but has given a little taste of what’s to come with her latest single, “Wanna Know.” The up-tempo, psychedelic dance track, which comes to us via Super Best Records, combines piano, electric guitar, and synth, making for the perfect addition to your summer playlist. The track also features Maddy’s brother, Evan O’Neal, as the two siblings deciding to collaborate while on a trip to California. There is plenty of synergy going on, with flourishes of Maddy’s obvious penchant for all things electro and glitch-hop.EXCLUSIVE: Maddy O’Neal Talks Personal Growth, Getting Big, And Girl PowerIn a recent interview with L4LM, O’Neal described the evolution of her sound, “The coolest part about the style of music I make is that it is so versatile and genre defying. I can really take it in any direction I want to, so I’ve been experimenting a lot with different styles and techniques within producing to carve out my own sound within it.” Take a listen to the latest from Maddy O’Neal, hew new track “Wanna Know” via Soundcloud below.Maddy just came off a tour with fellow Coloradoan’s, long-time friends, and collaborators SunSquabi. The producer and DJ is ready for a breakout summer with appearances at Sonic Bloom next weekend, Camp Bisco, Arise Music Festival, a set at Big Gigantic‘s Rowdytown VI at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and several appearances on the road with Pretty Lights including stops at Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre and Chicago’s Northerly Island.For additional information on Maddy O’Neal, check out her website and Facebook page.MADDY O’NEAL TOUR DATES6/17/17 – Sonic Bloom, Rye CO7/14/17 – Camp Bisco, Scranton PA7/15/17 – Infrasound Music Festival, Highbridge WI8/4/17 – Arise Music Festival, Loveland CO8/5/17 – The Gorge w/ Pretty Lights – George, WA8/18/17 – Northerly Island w/ Pretty Lights, Chicago IL9/30/17 – Red Rocks w/ Big Gigantic, Morrison COlast_img read more

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Study: Competition from private schools boosts achievement and lowers costs

first_img Read Full Story New findings by Harvard Graduate School of Education Assistant Professor Martin West and University of Munich Professor Ludger Woessmann show that competition from private schools improves achievement for both public and private school students, and decreases overall spending on education.The study, which was featured in the August 2010 issue of the Economic Journal, systemically measured the causal impact of private school competition across countries. The researchers found that students in countries with higher proportions of children enrolled in private schools score higher on internationally comparable exams.“Our results suggest that students in public schools profit nearly as much from increased private school competition as do a nation’s students as a whole,” West and Woessman note. “Competition from private schools improves student achievement, and appears to do so for public school as well as private school students. And it produces these benefits while decreasing the total resources devoted to education, as measured by cumulative educational spending per pupil.”In order to determine whether competitive pressures from private schools increase the productivity of the school system as a whole, West and Woessmann analyzed Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) data on the mathematical, scientific, and reading literacy of nearly 220,000 students in 29 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. They also used PISA data on students’ background and the characteristics of each student’s school, including resource levels and whether the school is public or private.Read more about the study:last_img read more

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Why HPC Matters: Saving Lives

first_imgFrom enabling precision medicine to accelerating the development of new pharmaceuticals, high-performance computing is helping us take healthcare and life sciences to a new level.In today’s digitally driven world, healthcare and life sciences are increasingly dependent on advanced technology. And in this new era, the business of saving lives can require an enormous amount of computational power.In clinical settings, for example, high-performance computing (HPC) clusters are enabling precision medicine that allows physicians to tailor treatments to the unique needs of individual patients. Whether the caregiver is using genetic sequencing to discover gene mutations or running complex algorithms to enable narrowly targeted cancer treatments based on the patient’s genome, HPC is essential. None of this would be possible without the computational power of HPC systems, working in tandem with software applications, algorithms and lightning-fast storage and networking.Consider this finding: It took 13 years and $3 billion to complete the first human whole genomic sequence (WGS) in 2000. Today, a whole genome can be sequenced for about $1,000 in as little as 22 minutes.[1],[2] The credit for much of this leap forward goes to advent of faster and more affordable HPC clusters.As industry veterans Mahni Ghorashi and Gaurav Garg note in a Tech Crunch article, “Converting the raw data of the human genome into medically useful and understandable information has historically been a huge technical bottleneck, but over the course of the last decade, advances in compute, rather than laboratory processes, have driven the most dramatic time and cost reductions associated with WGS.”[3]Now consider the work being done by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders is helping researchers discover gene mutations with a fast, powerful HPC cluster based on the Dell EMC Genomic Data Analysis Platform, the predecessor of today’s Dell EMC Ready Bundle for HPC Life Sciences. This cluster, powered by Dell EMC PowerEdge™ servers with Intel® Xeon® processors, runs extremely complex algorithms that analyze terabytes of genetic and molecular data at speeds unimaginable in the past.TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders is confident that it can use its HPC cluster to facilitate new research going forward — and give new hope to patients and their families.“We have the ability to more quickly perform genetic sequencing and meet the demand for processing increasing data volumes, because of the Dell EMC HPC cluster,” says James Lowey, TGen’s chief information officer. “And this technology also helps us ask harder questions of the data, and hopefully answer those questions. We are committed to helping children with rare disorders, and we are better equipped to do that with this solution.”[4]It’s not just precision medicine that is getting a lift from HPC. Pharmaceutical companies now use HPC systems routinely to develop new drugs and therapies designed to prevent and treat disease. HPC systems make it possible to analyze massive amounts of data and ask and answer ever-harder questions, all in the interest of bringing life-saving advances to market in less time.On another life sciences front, the Beijing Genome Institute (BGI), a leading company in biological research, is working to bring down the cost of sequencing to make it more widely accessible, all while enhancing its own biological research capability. To do this, BGI’s strategic objective has been to continuously enhance the computing power of the HPC platform behind its sequencing activities.To drive toward this objective, the institute brought in a Dell EMC PowerEdge™ FX modular infrastructure solution to increase the platform’s capacity. Since deployment of the Intel® Xeon® processor-powered Dell EMC PowerEdge FX unit, BGI has taken a leading position domestically. This has allowed BGI to develop the gene sequencing system BGISEQ-500, a one-button sequencing technology that supports DNA sampling and delivers analysis results in just 24 hours.[5]Ultimately, precision medicine helps physicians gain a closer understanding of each patient’s genetic makeup and specific requirements for treatment. These insights open the door to customized healthcare and new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.And it’s all powered by high-performance computing systems — which is another reason why HPC matters.For a closer look at the work done by TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders, read the case study “Giving hope to children with rare disorders.”[1] Mahni Gorashi and Gaurav Garg, “The genomics intelligence revolution,” Tech Crunch, Jan 21, 2017.[2] Edico Genome, “Edico Genome Offers Bundled Ultra-Rapid Solution for Clinical Genomics and Research,” Jan. 4, 2017.[3] Mahni Gorashi and Gaurav Garg, “The genomics intelligence revolution,” Tech Crunch. Jan 21, 2017.[4] Dell EMC case study, “Giving hope to children with rare disorders,” 2016.[5] Dell EMC case study, “Using a modular architecture to understand the mysteries of life,” 2016.last_img read more

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Statue of Liberty Reopens Despite Government Shutdown

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Statue of Liberty to reopen despite government shutdown. (Photo credit: Statue of Liberty National Monument Facebook Page)The Statue of Liberty, a victim of the ongoing government shutdown, will reopen to tourists this weekend as part of a deal reached by New York State and the federal government, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.Under the agreement, the state will pay the federal government for the first four days of reopening the iconic landmark with funding coming from the state’s tourism budget, Cuomo said. The state can keep the park open if the shutdown continues only if it gives the Department of Interior two days notice for every additional two days it is open.Reopening Liberty Island will cost the state $61,600 for each day the park is open.“Every day that Liberty Island is closed means we are losing visitors who would otherwise be spending at our local businesses—not to mention the employees who maintain the park and have been forced out of work,” Cuomo said. “As the shutdown continues, we cannot afford to lose the thousands of visits to the park each day.”“We will not allow this international symbol of freedom to remain closed because of the dysfunction and gridlock of Washington,” the governor added.Liberty Island National Park, popular among tourists, generated $174 million in 2011, according to National Park Service’s 2012 annual report. The park served 3.7 million people two years ago, with the average visitor spending an average of $35 for the ferry, food and souvenirs, the report said. The park also employs more than 2,000 people.“This majestic landmark was a welcoming sight to my grandparents when they arrived in this country from Greece,” said Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre). “I am proud to work with my partners in state government to ensure that the Statue of Liberty is reopened to welcome tourists and new citizens, proving that even in the midst of this government shutdown in Washington, D.C., New York will continue to lead the way.”The state’s payments to the federal government will not be reimbursed unless Congress passes a law to refund individual states, officials said.Similar deals were reached to reopen Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.last_img read more

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Local teen competes in American Ninja Warrior Junior and World Finals

first_img(WBNG) — Building upon her background as a gymnast, 13-year-old Nevaeh Masso from Chenango Bridge, has become a Ninja Warrior. “I watched the adult show before the junior show and I was like wow, that’s cool,” Nevaeh told 12 News. “I hope they have a kids’ show. Maybe I could do it one day.” She loves giving advice to other athletes interested in becoming a Ninja Warrior. Through competing in American Ninja Warrior Junior, Nevaeh said she has learned from fellow kid and adult contestants and ninja warriors. She entered only one Ninja Warrior competition in Rochester before applying for the television show competition. In September 2018, she sent videos of her training in backyard courses and at the Warrior Factory Syracuse and Syracuse Ninja Barracks. After only four months of training, 12-year-old Nevaeh received the call from producers that she would be joining the show. “Make sure you want to do it. Put all your effort in it and have fun with it”, Nevaeh says. American Ninja Warrior Junior premieres Feb. 22 on Universal Kids. You can watch the episode Nevaeh competes in on May 2. In July 2019, she competed in the American Ninja Warrior Junior television competition. “I’ve learned physical things and mental things. Like breathe and have fun with the course. Don’t always rush. There’s some things (obstacles on the course) you can go fast on, some things you go slow on”, Nevaeh says. This weekend, Nevaeh will compete in the National Ninja League World Finals in Greensboro, N.C. Picture courtesy of American Ninja Warrior Junior. She will also be competing at the National Ninja League World Finals from Feb. 21 to 23. last_img read more

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Towers to dominate Reading’s skyline

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36 evacuated from China to France show virus symptoms: Minister

first_imgNine Belgians and three of their partners as well as 15 Dutch citizens and their two Chinese partners were isolated after travelling on from Istres to a military airport near Brussels, according to Belga news agency. However, 60 others from Mexico, Rwanda, Brazil and Georgia remained on French soil, Buzyn told reporters.Some of the returnees will be quarantined for 14 days while others would be allowed to head back to their home countries if they showed no symptoms of the virus, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told French broadcaster RTL.The first planeload of evacuees from China arrived on Friday and are in quarantine at a resort on the Mediterranean coast.Two passengers from that flight were identified as possible cases of coronavirus, but tests on them came back negative.Le Drian hailed the “remarkable” cooperation by the Chinese authorities which has allowed all the French nationals who wanted to return home to do so.The health minister assured that the arrival of more people from Wuhan presented no extra risk of contagion of the virus.France and its fellow G7 countries will discuss a joint response to the coronavirus epidemic, Germany’s health minister said on Sunday.So far in France, only six cases of coronavirus have been detected.Topics : Tests were carried out to establish whether they had the coronavirus and the results will be known on Monday, the health ministry told AFP.A further 16 foreign nationals displaying symptoms were flown back to their respective countries. The second evacuation flight was carrying people of 30 different nationalities, most of them European. Sixty five of the returnees were French. A total of 124 non-French evacuees swiftly travelled on to their home countries, according to military sources in Istres. Thirty six people aboard an evacuation flight from China that landed in France on Sunday showed symptoms of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 360 people, Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said.In all, 254 people arrived in France from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the deadly virus was first detected, on the second such flight. “About 20 people who presented symptoms have stayed on the tarmac” at Istres airport in the south of France to undergo further testing, Buzyn told journalists. They included French and non-European nationals.last_img read more

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