Florida Suspends Foreclosures, Evictions for 45 Days

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Florida Suspends Foreclosures, Evictions for 45 Days  Print This Post Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 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. Gov. Ron DeSantis has suspended all foreclosures and evictions in Florida for 45 days in response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Pensacola News Journal reports.DeSantis announced he had signed an executive order to give people relief facing foreclosure or evictions during a press conference in Tallahassee on Thursday.”I’m not sure you’re going to rent out a lot of new places right now anyways, but nevertheless you just never know how people act,” DeSantis said. “So, given the circumstances, I think that those suspensions are warranted.”According to a report from ATTOM Data Solutions, Florida holds some of the most at-risk counties in the country which are vulnerable to the economic impact of the coronavirus.”Just thinking about the scale of this, in 2019, Florida had a total of 307,701 claims for re-employment assistance,” DeSantis adds. “In the last two weeks, we received 348,511 claims.DeSantis also addressed the employment issues in the state. According to Pensacola News Journal, Florida’s unemployment system is cracking under the pressure to process claims with people having trouble filing applications online or reaching people by phone.”From August of 2018 to February of 2020, the contact center took a total of 2.39 million calls. DEO has taken 2.1 million calls this week alone,” DeSantis said. “We’re in a situation where this system is not handling the needs of the people of Florida in an adequate way. So, we need to do more to be able to get relief for the people of Florida.”DeSantis stated that he understands the problem, and is working to expand.”I wish I could say that this is just something that’s only going last a couple of weeks, but I think that this is not something that you can just turn on and off an economy like this,” DeSantis said. “So we need to expand the capacity, but just understand that this is going to be a problem that could be with us more than just a couple of weeks.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Eviction Florida Foreclosure 2020-04-07 Seth Welborn Florida Suspends Foreclosures, Evictions for 45 Days April 7, 2020 1,700 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Previous: Ginnie Mae Approves Facility to Aid in Servicer Liquidity Next: House Financial Services Committee Preparing Foreclosure Halt Tagged with: Eviction Florida Foreclosure Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn 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 Subscribelast_img read more

Governor Douglas allows H66 to become law without his signature

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas announced Thursday that he would allow H. 66, An Act Relating to voluntary school district merger, virtual merger, supervisory union duties, and including secondary students with disabilities in senior year activities and ceremonies, to become law without his signature.“While I support finding efficiencies through consolidation of school governance structures, I do not believe H. 66 is a meaningful step to achieve that end,” said Governor Douglas.  “Not only does H. 66 fail to recognize the immediacy of our need to control property taxes in Vermont, it will, frankly, do little to encourage consolidation of districts.  I cannot endorse this timid approach with my signature and hope future Legislatures will finally act on meaningful education reforms to rein in property taxes.”A bill sent to the governor becomes law if it is not signed or vetoed within five days of reaching his desk.A copy of the Governor’s message is below.last_img read more

Terry happy to play alongside Ferdinand at the Euros

first_imgJohn Terry has insisted that he would have no problem playing alongside Rio Ferdinand at the European Championships this summer.There has been speculation about whether the pair will line up together for England given that Chelsea skipper Terry has been accused of racially abusing Manchester United defender Ferdinand’s brother Anton when the Blues played QPR in October.But in an interview with The Sun, Terry stated that he would never pass up the opportunity to play for his country.He said: “I don’t have an issue playing with anyone and never have done. I don’t pick and choose who plays for England and if I’m selected to play it won’t become an issue either.”Asked about rumours he considered quitting the national team after being stripped of the captaincy, Terry replied: “I’m not going to throw away my international career for anyone. I am proud to represent my country. I will never turn my back on England.“I was baffled by these rumours about me quitting. I even had players coming up saying they heard I was going to quit.“But I never considered quitting. I was deeply disappointed by the FA’s decision to strip me of the captaincy as it meant the world to me. But sometimes you just have to accept these things and move on.”Meanwhile, The Sun say Jose Mourinho is set to snub the chance to return to Chelsea and will sign a new contract at Real Madrid worth £10m a year after tax.A Madrid source is quoted as saying: “We are very, very close to clinching an agreement.“Talks have gone extremely well and Jose now has the new contract and we are just waiting for him to sign.”Click here for the Chelsea v Liverpool quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week Judges Swamped

first_imgWhat can editors do when too many entries come in a week?  Print them all, and let the public decide:Fear Factor:  Ker Than, proposing in LiveScience that fear of snakes led to the rise of humans: “To avoid becoming snake food, early mammals had to develop ways to detect and avoid the reptiles before they could strike.  Some animals evolved better snake sniffers, while others developed immunities to serpent venom when it evolved.  Early primates developed a better eye for color, detail and movement and the ability to see in three dimensions – traits that are important for detecting threats at close range.  Humans are descended from those same primates.”  How eagles and mongooses overcame their fear of snakes without becoming philosophers was not explained.  What did a Cornell scientist think of this new idea?  “It strikes me as a very special piece of scholarship and I think it’s going to provoke a lot of thought.”No Problemo:  Eors Szathmary, in Science: “The uniqueness of language raises special problems.  Some see this as a fundamental impediment to a successful Darwinian approach.  I disagree.  Uniqueness presents special methodological challenges, but we should bear in mind that the origin of the eukaryotic cell, as one example, was also unique in the sense that all eukaryotes today share the same common ancestor.  This did not prohibit us from insights into the origin of, say, mitochondria….”Necessity our Mother:  Dolezal et al. in Science: “In creating mitochondria some 2 billion years ago, the first eukaryotes needed to establish protein import machinery in the membranes of what was a bacterial endosymbiont.  Some of the preexisting protein translocation apparatus of the endosymbiont appears to have been commandeered, including molecular chaperones, the signal peptidase, and some components of the protein-targeting machinery.”If It Ain’t Broke:  From Berkeley Lab: “The molecular machinery that starts the process by which a biological cell divides into two identical daughter cells apparently worked so well early on that evolution has conserved it across the eons in all forms of life on Earth.”Bells & Whistles:  Eva Nogales, on Science Daily: “The specialization of DNA replication initiators took place a long time ago, separating them from other members of the AAA+ superfamily of proteins while maintaining an identity among themselves that reflects the importance of the replication process.  Through the millions of years, evolution has added bells and whistles around this highly conserved central engine.”Abracadabra:  Bowmaker and Hunt, in Current Biology 7/11/2006, explaining how the sudden appearance of all four opsin genes is not a problem for evolution: “By applying estimates of the rate of gene divergence, it is suggested that the appearance of the four classes occurred very early in vertebrate evolution, about 450 million years ago.  This is close to the time of one of the major steps in vertebrate evolution, the appearance of jaws…. Animals have evolved their visual sensitivity to match aspects of their photic environment, and it is likely that the primary adaptive selective pressure is the spectral range and intensity of daylight.Now you know why the NCSE needs a “Faith Project Director” (07/22/2006 entry, last bullet).  Whatever is needed in the presumed emergence of everything appears on cue, fully formed, by evolution.  Shine sunlight, and eyes appear.  Bring on a snake, and the human brain and binocular vision appear.  Machinery, codes, complex organs, bells and whistles – you name it – there’s nothing that Darwinian faith cannot imagine emerging by unguided processes of selection.  You should be ashamed, o ye creationists of little faith.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Cape Town sets stage for Chan 2014

first_img7 January 2014The stage is set for the opening ceremony of the African Nations Championship 2014 (Chan), which will be held at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.The opening ceremony will take place ahead of the kick-off of the first game between hosts South Africa and its neighbour Mozambique. The tournament will run until 1 February.Mvuso Mbele, chief executive of the local organising committee (LOC), said no compromises had been made in the planning of the tournament: “The opening ceremony of any event sets the tone for what is to follow and that is why we have pulled out all the stops to ensure that Africa and the rest of the world experience one of the most memorable ceremonies in history. We urge everyone to get their tickets now and join us at the Cape Town stadium as we celebrate Africa.”Award-winning musician Micasa as well as celebrated choreographer Somizi Mhlongo will be part of the line-up that will entertain fans during the opening ceremony.VolunteersMeanwhile, more than 600 volunteers from all over the city are being trained by the LOC to give them the skills and knowledge they will require to ensure the tournament runs seamlessly, the City of Cape Town said on its website.The volunteers will be involved in marketing, media accreditation, transport, logistics and protocol services. “The aim of the volunteer programme is to bring people from all walks of life together to lend a helping hand in staging this significant event – the first major soccer tournament in Cape Town since the 2010 Fifa™ World Cup,” the city says.South Africa was named as the host after Libya gave up the right to host the event because of the continuing upheaval in the country. Libya will instead organise the 2017 tournament, which had been due to take place in South Africa.Cape Town will serve as tournament headquarters and Bafana Bafana’s home base, in addition to hosting 16 of the championship’s 32 matches and staging the opening and closing ceremonies. The tournament’s remaining matches will take place in Polokwane and Mangaung.Teams from 16 African countries will be compete in the tournament, kicking off with the opening match between South Africa and Mozambique at the Cape Town Stadium on 11 January. TicketsTickets are on sale at Shoprite/Checkers stores and Computicket outlets. Prices range from R40 to R200.Match tickets are to be sold in three phases:Phase 1 – general group stage tickets. Sales are open.Phase 2 – for quarter-finals, semi-final and final match tickets without knowing which teams are placed. From 6 to 18 January.Phase 3 – for the semi-final and final match tickets, after knowing which teams have made it to the top eight for the semi-final and final matches, including the third and fourth play-off matches the final phase. From 19 to 22 January.TeamsThe 16 teams in the tournament are divided into four groups:Group A: South Africa, Mali, Nigeria and Mozambique. Will compete at the Cape Town Stadium.Group B: Zimbabwe, Uganda, Burkina Faso and Morocco. Will play their matches at the upgraded Athlone Stadium.Group C: Ghana, Libya, Ethiopia and Congo. Will play matches at the Free State Stadium in Manguang and at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.Group D: Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Burundi, Mauritania. Will play matches at the Free State Stadium in Manguang and at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.MatchesThe Bafana Bafana matches will be played at the Cape Town Stadium:Bafana Bafana versus Mozambique on 11 January at 6pmBafana Bafana versus Mali on 15 January at 5pmBafana Bafana versus Nigeria on 19 January at 7pmTraining venues include Green Point FC, Green Point Athletics Stadium, NY 49, Site C in Khayelitsha. Erica Park, Belhar is a back-up venue.More about the Chan tournamentThe CHAN tournament, established in 2007 and first contested in 2009, is administered by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and is played between the 16 best national teams in Africa.National teams have to qualify for the event and may only feature players active in their local leagues. Players who play abroad – regardless of where, even in Africa – do not qualify to take part in the competition.SAinfo reporter, SAnews.gov and City of Cape Townlast_img read more

Officials urge vaccination after person diagnosed with highly infectious measles

first_imgVANCOUVER – Health officials in Vancouver urged people to get vaccinated against measles by Friday if there’s a chance they were exposed to the highly infectious disease diagnosed in a person who attended a large music festival and a block party.Medical health officer Dr. John Harding of Vancouver Coastal Health said the unidentified person was at the Skookum Festival at Stanley Park last Saturday and it’s important for people who could have been exposed to the disease and haven’t had two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to be vaccinated within a six-day window.The infected person was diagnosed as a priority case on Thursday night after developing symptoms including a fever, cough, redness in the eyes and a rash on the face that spread to the chest.Harding said the patient was confirmed to have had one dose of the vaccine, which provided about 95 per cent immunity, but two doses are needed for 99 per cent protection against measles.Vancouver Coastal Health released a list of specific locations and times where the infected person travelled between Saturday and Tuesday. It says anyone who attended those locations at the specified times and who has not been fully immunized, nor had the disease in the past, should see a doctor immediately.The locations and times of concern are:— Saturday, Sept. 8: Skookum Festival, Stanley Park, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.— Saturday, Sept. 8: Aquabus from Olympic Village to Hornby Street, approximate trip start was 3 p.m.— Saturday, Sept. 8: Canada Line SkyTrain from Vancouver City Centre to Broadway-City Hall Station, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.— Sunday, Sept. 9: Outdoor Community Block Party at 1188 Quebec St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.— Sunday, Sept. 9: Main Street bus from Terminal Station to Broadway, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.— Tuesday, Sept. 11: Noodlebox Mount Pleasant, 2511 Main Street, noon to 6 p.m.The measles virus is spread by droplets from coughing and sneezing and can survive in the air for two hours.The disease was common in Canada before 1970 and anyone exposed to it would have developed immunity.Only one dose of the MMR vaccine was provided between 1970 and 1994 during routine immunizations, but that was increased to two doses for adequate protection against the disease, Harding said.“We did catch-up campaigns for anybody who only had one dose,” he told a news conference. “Unfortunately, not everyone would have got those catch-up doses and not everyone’s sure if they ended up with a second dose of MMR.”Patients who are uncertain if they received a second vaccination should contact their doctor’s office or local health unit for their records but there’s no harm in getting an extra booster shot, Harding said.Children are vaccinated at 12 months and starting at age four, before they enter kindergarten.High vaccination rates provide so-called herd immunity to protect more people, he said, adding vaccinations for pregnant women, infants under 12 months and people with compromised immune systems should be discussed with a doctor.“In an unimmunized population one case of measles can infect anywhere from 12 to 18 people so it’s very important that we keep up those levels of immunity to make sure that it doesn’t spread.”Harding said the high rate of immunization means the number of measles cases in Canada should ideally be zero, but people diagnosed with the disease have typically travelled from other countries, though he wouldn’t say if that’s the situation with the infected patient, who is in isolation.The BC Centre for Disease Control has reported four cases of measles so far this year and says the disease has been resurging for several years worldwide, including in western Europe.Earlier this month, the centre alerted the public to a measles case involving a passenger who travelled on BC Ferries in August. Another case in August was related to a cruise line terminal.In July, the agency reported a case of measles in an infected person who travelled from India to Vancouver via China on two China Southern flights on June 23.The centre recorded 343 cases of measles during an outbreak in 2014, with most of the cases related to students in one community involving a religious group that objects to vaccination.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.last_img read more

Microsoft Announces Windows Mobile 65

center_img In addition to the new Windows phones, Microsoft will also be featuring two new services: My Phone, to sync text messages, photos, video and contacts to the Web and Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Marketplace will provide direct-to-phone mobile applications that can be controlled from both the phone and the Web.Microsoft is currently working with partners across the industry to deliver a new generation of Windows phones that will provide consumers with information, and applications that will provide a greater end-to-end experiences at work or at home.In Windows Mobile 6.5 you will find a new home screen with customizable widgets that displays favorite Web services and lets users access them quickly with a finger tap along with faster and more efficient access to e-mail, phone messages and instant messaging. The improved touch-screen interface makes it easy to open applications and there is also an updated version of the latest Internet Explorer Mobile browser.The free My Phone service enables users to access, manage and back up their personal information on their device to a password-protected Web-based service. This also makes it easier to upgrade your phone without losing important information. Windows Marketplace for Mobile is an integrated marketplace for searching, browsing and purchasing mobile applications from Windows phones. The new marketplace will be found on Windows phones that incorporate Windows Mobile 6.5. Developers have already built more than 20,000 applications for Windows phones and will offer applications to customers through the marketplace via a simple security and compatibility check from Microsoft.The new Windows phones are expected to be available the second half of 2009. If you would like additional information, you can visit Microsoft Mobile World Congress Web Page.© 2009 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — At the Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona, Microsoft officially revealed the new Windows phones featuring new user-friendly software and services. The next generation of Windows phones will be based on Windows Mobile 6.5 and feature a new user interface and a richer browsing experience.last_img read more

On a mellifluous note

first_imgA sweeping look at the audience with a glimmer in her eye marked the end of every set she played. Amidst a dazzling background, piano took the centrestage with her fingers conjuring up magic for the ears. Ankita Kumar, the daughter of Neeraj Kumar, the incumbent Commissioner of Police, enthralled the city at IIT Delhi, with her piano performance HARMONY that celebrated music from across borders on 12 July. Sarod maestro, Amjad Ali Khan, celebrity piano player and Ankita’s teacher Brian Silas, TV anchor and actors-Anurradha Prasad,Shammi Narang were amongst the elite gathering of 400 people comprising  politicians, diplomats, artistes and music lovers who witnessed the musical evening.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The one and a half hour instrumental event featured music from across the world on the piano. Accompanied by the rhythms of the tabla and the strings of the guitar, the evening witnessed Hindi film songs from the black and white era, techno rich Bollywood music of today, Boney M songs and timeless English classic tunes on the piano. Blending in music with emotions, she played  old melodies from O haseena zulfon waali, Kahin door jab din dhul jaaye, Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixand Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si to the latest songs Itni si khushi itni si hasii (Barfi) and Tum hee ho (Ashiqui 2).’Through Harmony, I paid tribute to my father for a glorious four decade career in uniform and a brand new innings,’ said Ankita Kumar while unleashing the power of music.Her musical journey that began with emulating her teacher Brian Silas at the age of 12 has now culminated into a many musical evenings and a school for music,Colors of Music, in 2012. Hitting the right notes, with this performance she reached a musical crescendo in her career, leaving her audience entranced.last_img read more