The Week Ahead: President Trump’s State of The Union

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: President Donald Trump Sen Mike Crapo State of the Union The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Maxine Waters Remains Critical of HUD Next: “Consumers Hesitant to Buy Houses,” Says Economist Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] On Tuesday evening, President Trump will give his State of the Union address to the 116th Congress. This will be the President’s second State of the Union address which will outline the administration’s performance over the last year and his agenda for the third year in office. According to the White House release, before his address last year, President Trump had delivered comprehensive tax cuts and reform to the American people, providing taxpayers and businesses with tax relief. Across the country, companies are using tax cuts to invest in American workers with bonuses, higher wages, and better benefits, the statement reads. In January 2018, Trump and his Republican colleagues in Congress insisted that the $1.5 trillion tax cut will put more money in people’s pockets and encourage U.S. corporations to expand and create more jobs.In his first address, President Trump also pointed out that the economy was booming, however, affordability and rising home prices continue to plague the housing market. He had also outlined the record-setting accomplishments of his first year, and cast an inspiring vision for building a safe, strong, and proud America.As reported in DS News, after making housing finance reforms a key focus area for the Senate Banking Committee, its Chairman Sen. Mike Crapo introduced an outline for housing finance reform legislation, as part of the initiative to create a more sustainable housing finance system.  With news on housing finance reforms, homelessness crisis and a cooling housing market dominating the headlines, it remains to be seen what housing related issues will be addressed by the President this time on Tuesday, February 5 at 9 p.m. EST. Here’s what else is happening in the week ahead: CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, Tuesday, 9 a.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Apps, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTEllie Mae Millennial Tracker, Wednesday, 10 a.m. ESTJerome Powell Speaks, Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTFreddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Thursday 10 a.m. EST in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img President Donald Trump Sen Mike Crapo State of the Union 2019-02-01 Donna Joseph February 1, 2019 1,914 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: President Trump’s State of The Union Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: President Trump’s State of The Union Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Donna Joseph Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Specialist advisors before council after tendering questions are raised

first_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson News NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly By News Highland – March 22, 2010 The two specialists who’s advice to Donegal County Council has been questioned by local government auditors will attend a corporate policy group meeting in Lifford today.They will also attend a special meeting of council on Thursday next.It comes after an audit of the council’s accounts for the year ending December 31st 2008 questioned the fact that the services provided by the two advisors did not go to tender. Twitter Google+ Pinterest Specialist advisors before council after tendering questions are raised Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Previous articleDeputy McHugh: Passport strikes a PR disaster for unionsNext articleDonegal firefighters tackle 16 gorse/hill fires News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

Andrew Gordon Shaw 1958 – 2006

first_imgRHM has announced the death of Andrew Gordon Shaw, 47, the commercial director of its Fleming Howden division in Scotland. Gordon had been battling cancer since Christmas, and passed away in the early hours of 16 May at Strathcarron Hospice in Denny, writes Jon Tanner.Gordon joined Rank Hovis in 1979 after graduating from Aberdeen University with a degree in English Literature. He was well-known in the baking industry during his time as an area sales manager with Rank Hovis, based in the south-east of England.Gordon left the industry in 1988 for six years, during which time he and his wife, Sue, purchased and successfully ran the St Ninians Hotel in Prestwick.Gordon then made a welcome return to Rank Hovis and was appointed regional sales controller for Scotland. Following the acquisition of Fleming Howden by RHM from Dalgety, he was instrumental in the integration of a business which he went on to run and grow. Gordon was a larger-than-life character, whose genial style, determination, pragmatism and humour was widely recognised by colleagues and customers alike. He will be deeply missed by all that knew and worked with him. He leaves a wife, Sue, and sons, Scott and Stuart. The funeral was held at St Mungo’s Chapel, Alloa, with over 200 people in attendance including a wide representation from businesses across the milling and baking industries.Former colleague Andy Pollard, now at ingredients supplier Cereform, remembers Gordon:I first met Gordon in the late 1970s when we were both trainees with Rank Hovis. As we progressed through the company, we worked very closely together. Gordon was a wonderful colleague who was always matter-of-fact about every subject. He had a tremendous wit and undoubted charm, which his friends, customers and everyone who knew him will remember. He left Rank for a period to run his own hotel business which he did in his own inimitable style. As the hotel was opposite Prestwick Golf club and due to his obsession with the sport, he specialised in golfing holidays and the business prospered. However, after the birth of his first son Scott, he and wife Sue decided to sell the business and get back to a normal life. Gordon was welcomed back with open arms to Rank Hovis to run the sales operation in Scotland. Since thatday he has been the face of Rank Hovis and, latterly, Fleming Howden in Scotland.Gordon remained positive, charming and dignified to everyone who visited him, even in his last weeks at the Strathcarron Hospice. I, like so many, will never forget him: he was an inspiring colleague, a good friend and a wonderful family man.Donations are welcome to Strathcarron Hospice – online at or send to Randolph Hill, Denny, FK6 5HJ in memory of Gordon Shaw.last_img read more

JPMorgan is overweight on these 3 energy stocks

first_imgJPMorgan is overweight on three energy stocks that it believes have found the perfect balance between oil and non-oil assets. It comes at a time when energy market participants are increasingly concerned about the outlook for the global economy and fuel demand, due to surging coronavirus infections.The coronavirus pandemic has preceded an unparalleled energy demand shock in 2020, and OPEC now believes rising cases will stall a demand recovery in 2021.- Advertisement – “What people don’t want is an aggressive pivot or an aggressive transition, they want to see the oil business flourish, but they also want to see renewables make money,” Christyan Malek, managing director and head of EMEA oil and gas research at JPMorgan, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Friday. – Advertisement – Oil pumping jacks, also known as “nodding donkeys”, are reflected in a puddle as they operate in an oilfield near Almetyevsk, Russia, on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020.Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg via Getty Images – Advertisement –last_img read more

Bristol & West pins hope on H&B auction

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James (Jim) Clary, South Haven graduate: July 16, 1953 – Jan. 1, 2016

first_imgJames A. Clary (Jim) 7-16-53 – 1-1-16:Born to Oren and Wilma (Reed) Clary, Jim grew up on a farm near Ashton, Kans.  Hunting and fishing was a big part of his life as a boy.  He graduated from South Haven High School in 1971 and Cowley County Community College in 1973. Jim worked for Quality Chevrolet, Snap-on Tools, Rockmount Welding Supplies, and Mac Tools.  Jim was blessed with three children: Amy, Tracy, and Matthew, all of whom he was very proud.Jim was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his long time friend Luetta Duerkson, his daughters Amy Proctor (Michael), Tracy Clary-Bengtson  (Adam), son, Matthew Clary, grandson Jackson Berlin Bengtson, sisters Sandra Beggs (Robert), Ada Fox, Linda Schmidt (Robert), Amy Allan, and brother George Clary.A memorial will be held at 14119 E. Gilbert Circle in Wichita, KS at 3 p.m.  on Saturday, January 9.In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established and may be sent to Baker Funeral Home in Wichita.last_img read more

Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Misconduct, Grand Theft

first_imgOfficials say Silberberg claimed he had worked a regular shift and an overtime shift on the same day, when he only actually worked the overtime shift.The 16-month investigation also revealed the deputy said he worked a full day.However, records show he either did not leave his home, or worked part of his shift before returning home.Ultimately, investigators found 57 occasions on which Silberberg claimed to have worked the entire day, when records showed he had been at home for some or all of those shifts.BSO’s investigation found that over four months at the end of last year, Silberberg was overcompensated $15,540 for 368 regular hours and 16 overtime hours that he falsely claimed to have worked.He was arrested Thursday afternoon at BSO’s Public Safety Building.Silberberg has been suspended without pay. He had already been suspended with pay since February until Thursday’s arrest.He was hired by the sheriff’s office in 2006, when he initially worked as a detective in the robbery unit. Deputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday they have arrested one of their own on charges of grand theft, official misconduct, and obtaining property under $20,000 by fraud.According to investigators with the BSO”s Public Corruption Unit, Det. Luis Silberberg falsified overtime forms seven times and lied more than 50 times about working a full shift when records showed he did not, thereby defrauding the sheriff’s office out of more than $15,000.last_img read more

US women set to defend hoop title at world tourney

first_imgUSA’s Breanna Stewart, left, and Odyssey Sims, right, pressure Canada’s Tamara Tatham, center, during the second half of a women’s exhibition basketball game, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. USA defeated Canada 76-51. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)While the U.S. women’s basketball team is a heavy favorite to win another gold medal at the world championship, the Americans have shown some unusual vulnerability.The U.S. has only lost once at the worlds since 1998, but suffered a rare defeat in an exhibition game against France last weekend.That setback raised a few eyebrows heading into the tournament, which begins Saturday in Istanbul.“There are a lot of really good teams in the tournament and we’re one of them,” said coach Geno Auriemma “For us or anyone else to think we’re anything more than that is not being really objective about this whole thing.”The Americans ran through the 2012 London Olympics winning by an average of 34 points and have more than half of that team back in Turkey. Point guard Sue Bird, who will become the first U.S. player to compete on four world championship teams, will help lead the U.S. offense.Bird said she wasn’t aware of the milestone, “it’s kind of surreal in a way.”One reality she is used when it comes to playing for the U.S. is the limited training as a team.While other nations have been together for months preparing for the worlds, the Americans didn’t finalize their roster until Tuesday. What the team lacks in preparation, they make up for with talent. The roster is headlined by Diana Taurasi, Angel McCoughtry and Maya Moore.One potential thorn for the U.S. is a lack of experienced post players.Two-time Olympians Candace Parker and Sylvia Fowles are out with injuries. That just leaves Tina Charles and Candice Dupree as the only experienced posts.They do, however, have 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner, who will be making her debut on the U.S. national team. She was the WNBA defensive player of the year and set a record for most blocked shots in a game and season. Griner recently was cleared to join the team after suffering a retinal injury in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals.“I think my role will be blocking shots, playing defense and protecting that paint,” said Griner, who didn’t play in the loss to France. “I’m happy with that, because I love defense.”The Americans have a relatively easy draw facing China, Serbia and Angola in preliminary pool play. The U.S. has won all 11 meetings with China and Angola and will be facing Serbia for the first time.Only Russia and Australia have caused problems for the U.S. in major international tournaments since 1996. The Russians handed the Americans their only major loss in the last 16 years in the 2006 world championship semifinals, but they didn’t qualify for Istanbul.Australia was leading the U.S. at the half of the semifinals of the London Olympics before falling by 13. The Aussies chances of a repeat performance took a huge hit as stars Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage both are out with Achillies tears.That doesn’t mean the U.S. won’t be challenged.France made an incredible run to win a silver medal in 2012 and has confidence after beating the Americans by four points on Sunday. They are led by WNBA players Sandrine Gruda and Celine Dumerc.Turkey has been improving over the past few years and has the added advantage of playing at home in front of a spirited crowd.“They are going to be very tough to beat,” Auriemma said. “I think if you’re the home team like the Czech Republic was in 2010 there’s some emotional benefit you get from that, provided you play well.”___Follow Doug on Twitter at read more

Planning A Playground For Children With Visual Impairment

first_imgSpecial auditory devices – such as bells, wind chimes and drums – are also put at the four corners of the playground. The different instruments help children map the structure by associating the sound with a specific area.Courtesy St. Joseph’s School For The Blind“(These features are) about sensory, so everything here engages the senses in some way, shape or form,” said Thrailkill, who is also a certified playground safety inspector.Other possible features include an engraved map of the playground at the entrance so children can feel where certain structures are and a maximum height difference of 6 inches between decks.Thrailkill added that slides and access points are on opposite sides to limit kids’ directional confusion, and that pads with different textures both mark the edge of the structure and are interactive for the children.“If you didn’t know these little details you probably wouldn’t even realize it was a special playground,” said Lotano.The Colts Neck Lions Club, whose parent organization, Lions Club International, has a long history of performing services to help the blind and visually impaired, is looking to use grant money to fund the construction of the playground. In addition, the organization has held events like a pancake breakfast and brewery tour to raise funds for the project.Lotano said while he’d like to build the playground at home in Colts Neck, if the space is not available he’d at least like to keep the project local and within Monmouth County.However, Albert Plevier, vice president of the Monmouth County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, raised concerns about the need for the project.“In the area how many visually impaired, how many blind children are going to be able to use (the playground),” said Plevier, who has been blind for 42 years. “From my knowledge, from what I’ve experienced (sight impairment numbers) have gone down, so I don’t know exactly what need it is.”Nicole Brossoie, assistant commissioner of public affairs in the New Jersey Department of Human Services, wrote in an email that while “definitions of visual impairment vary greatly, so there’s not a lot of hard data,” there is an estimated 2.3 percent rate of visual impairment in the state.So with Monmouth County’s population of 622,710 people, of which about 150,000 are children, “we can speculate that there are about (15,500 individuals) with visual impairments, including 3,750 children,” Brossoie said.While certainly unique, this type of playground would not be the first in New Jersey. The St. Joseph’s School for the Blind in Jersey City houses one of these specialized playgrounds for children with disabilities.Lotano met with the school’s director of communications to tour their playground and see firsthand how the special features work.Ellen Felicetta, the communications director for the St. Joseph’s School of the Blind, is supportive of bringing a specialized playground to the Monmouth County area. She said that these types of playgrounds are important because they are not just for children with visual impairment.“I think that what’s good about these playgrounds is that they are all-inclusive,” Felicetta said. “They work for children with disabilities, they work for (children without disabilities) as well.” By Dan RussoCOLTS NECK – The Colts Neck Lions Club is raising money to fund the construction of a playground in Monmouth County specially designed for children who are blind or who have visual impairment.The playground will be either a completely new structure or an addition to an existing one. It will include special features that use the children’s senses other than sight, such as touch and hearing, to navigate and interact with the jungle gym.But the project’s goal extends beyond creating a space for children with visual impairment to play. Justin Lotano, president of the Lions Club branch in Colts Neck, hopes the playground will bring together children with and without visual impairment so they may interact and play in an inclusive environment.“(The playground) allows (children with visual impairment) to have a platform to interact with the other children and have something that will help them be more comfortable in that environment,” Lotano said. While the plans, location and contractor for the project have not been finalized yet, Lotano reached out to EcoPlay Playgrounds, Inc. for preliminary design ideas and price estimates.The Georgia-based custom playground design company, which created a jungle gym at the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) in Atlanta, aligns with Lotano’s vision on an inclusive play space.“We as playground designers want our playgrounds to be enjoyed by everyone and that includes potentially those with visual impairments,” said Dan Thrailkill, a commercial playground consultant at EcoPlay Playgrounds.Special features of the playground could include a brightly colored, rubberized surface. As a much softer surface than concrete, this material is used at the access points of the playground so children can feel where the entrance is. It’s also used beneath the jungle gym to soften the landing if a child was to fall, Thrailkill said.last_img read more

Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly: A hero is laid to rest

first_imgThe rattles and revs of the Subaru Impreza S12B WRC pierced the air as it travelled through Glenswilly this morning.That car saw Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly become a Donegal International Rally champion on three successive years with his co-driver Donall Barrett.But today, the Subaru was part of a heart-breaking final stage. Declan Boyle was in the driving seat, with Manus’ son Charlie by his side. The car was emblazoned with memorial images to lead the cortège to the funeral mass of the late Cllr Kelly at St Columba’s Church.The funeral took place on a glorious sunny day, but a dark cloud has hung over Donegal in the five numb days since Manus’ death.Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly tragically lost his life while taking part in the 2019 Donegal International Rally on Sunday. He was a cherished champion of the competition, having won the National rally in 2015 and the International three times in 2016, 2017 and 2018.But a fatal accident at Fanad Head on Sunday saw Donegal lose a motor sporting hero. Not only was he a humble sportsman, but he was a county councillor, a business owner, a GAA coach, a husband, a father, a role model and a friend to so many.“Life is a journey. For some of us it is short and we don’t understand why. Manus lived a full life and touched so many hearts just by who he was,” said. Fr Paddy Dunne, chief celebrant. Eight other priests concelebrated the mass.700 people gathered at St. Columba’s to celebrate Manus’ life and say a sombre farewell. Among the mourners were Manus’ wife Bernie, their five children Annie, Mandy, Charlie, Conan and baby Bella; Manus’ father Donal and mother Jacquline, his brothers Donal, Caolan, Teigharan and Leon and sisters Breigeen, Kelda, Ciara and Shannagh.Manus’ co-pilot Donall Barrett, who received minor injuries in the crash, attended the funeral and received a kind-hearted round of applause from the congregation.Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin and Aide-De-Camp to An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Comdt Caroline Burke joined the congregation, alongside all Donegal County Councillors and Chief Executive Seamus Neely. For a man who died at 41, Fr Dunne spoke of how Manus had achieved so much in his life.Those triumphs were symbolised in the offerings brought to the altar by Manus’ children and young people who loved him so well.They included a family photo, symbolising how family was first for Manus, always. The Jim Kennedy Memorial Trophy, which Manus and Donal held high in their rally victories. Manus’ helmet, a miniature rally car, and a little Honda 90 were brought up, as well as a tractor in memory of Manus’ grandfather, from whom he got his name and nickname ‘Mandy’.Representing his other sporting loves was a Glenswilly GAA Jersey and a Donegal flag. A County Council tie represented how his achievements in politics had only just begun. Manus was elected to Donegal County Council for the first time in May, representing the Fianna Fáil party.The council had accorded Manus and Donal with a civic reception in 2018, and this trophy was brought to the altar along with the duo’s Sports Personality award. Also brought up was a photo of Manus’ businesses in Letterkenny – Tailored Facility Solutions, Haz Waste and Uptown Cafe.Manus had gathered many trophies in his career and was a legend to his fans, but Fr Dunne said that Bernie and his children were his number one.Fr Dunne spoke of Manus’ warm, cheerful and good-humoured personality.Friends remember his ‘big happy smiley head’ and Fr Dunne recalled one saying: “When he went in somewhere, he went in smiling and cheerfully greeted people. He didn’t take the smile with him, he left that smile in the person’s heart.”Fr Dunne spoke of Manus’ pride in his Glenswilly GAA community and how his voice will be missed from the sidelines. He coached and encouraged many children in the best way, and was described as a big kid himself.“He never grew up in many ways and that is why kids love him and he loved kids,” Fr Dunne said.Manus’ business and political ambitions were remembered, as Fr Dunne looked back on happy memories of his election to council just a few weeks ago when his supporters lifted him high.“All the people, we lift him high today. We lift him high to God. We lift him high in thanks for the gifts we have received from his man, the friendship, the memories, the good times, the happy times, the joy, the encouragement, the love,” Fr Dunne said.Despite all the happy memories, the shock and anguish over Manus’ passing was still evident and young and old united to say goodbye to a hero. There were tearful scenes at the four guards of honour, carried out by local councillors, Glenswilly GAA, Glenswilly National School and the Donegal Motor Club.The remains of the late Manus “Mandy” Kelly are carried his resting place in Conwal graveyard as his sons wear garlands from his wins in the Donegal International Rally. (North West Newspix)Following the funeral mass, Manus’ coffin was carried through a rally finish line arch before the funeral cortege pressed onwards towards Conwal Graveyard.Many more attended the burial, which was marked with poignant scenes as Manus’ eldest sons Mandy and Charlie wore the Donegal Rally garlands in a special tribute to their dad as he was led to his final resting place. His final stage.RIP Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly: A hero is laid to rest was last modified: June 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more