Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post Senate Banking Committee Approves Jerome Powell as Fed Chair Home / Daily Dose / Senate Banking Committee Approves Jerome Powell as Fed Chair Related Articles December 5, 2017 1,097 Views Previous: Property Preservation: Gaining Proactivity Next: Quicken Calls Lawsuit ‘Meritless and Frivolous’ 2017-12-05 David Wharton About Author: David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The U.S. Senate Banking Committee met in full open session this morning and approved Jerome Powell as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The vote was 22-1 in favor, with Senator Elizabeth Warren as the sole dissenting vote.The matter must now go to a full Senate vote before Powell can officially be confirmed for the position.President Trump nominated Powell as Fed Chair on November 2. A Federal Reserve Board governor who previously worked as a private-equity executive, Powell will succeed current Fed Chair Janet Yellen. After Powell’s nomination, Yellen announced on November 20 that she would be resigning from the Federal Reserve Board in February 2018, rather than serving out the remainder of her term through 2024.Powell’s nomination met little resistance in the Senate. Although Powell is a Republican and was nominated by President Trump, Democrats voted for him almost unanimously in 2012 and 2014 when he was nominated for the Fed board by President Obama.During a June 1 speech to the Economic Club of New York, Powell said, “While the recent performance of the labor market might warrant a faster pace of tightening, inflation has been below target for five years and has moved up only slowly toward 2%, which argues for continued patience, especially if that progress slows or stalls.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe
Controversy has engulfed the Balliol and St Hilda’s balls, forcing St Hilda’s to change their theme at the last minute.The issue arose after Balliol’s team revealed that they were planning a “Midsummer Night’s Dream” theme for their ball, the same theme as St Hilda’s.But whilst Balliol have gone ahead with their “Midsummer Night’s Dream” theme, Hilda’s have had to change their theme to “Temptations.”The college’s Ball Committee President, Joy Tuffield, said her team had had no option but to “rework many of the details of the ball.”She said she was giving Balliol the benefit of the doubt in assuming that the overlap had been accidental, although she felt that it was unlikely to have been a complete coincidence.She said, “the only plausible explanation I can think of is that someone heard the theme in passing, had not committed it to memory, and once it came to brainstorming for themes it came creeping back from deep in their subconscious. Or at least I sincerely hope that was the case.”Tuffield said that there were “no hard feelings” about and that the last-minute shock had “injected a bit of excitement in the whole process.”Tuffield’s counterpart at Balliol, Ball Committee co-President Sasha Roupell, denied that the incident had been in any way intentional, saying “I can’t see how that would work to our advantage. If there had been any connection between the teams this wouldn’t have happened.”She said she believed that the co-incidence could be explained by a general trend. “All of the themes this year do seem to be sort of fairytale based – Alice in Wonderland, Midsummer Night’s Dream and so on.”sRoupell said she knew that St Hilda’s had changed their plans for the ball, and that Balliol intended to stick with the theme.Some students seemed reluctant to believe that the identical themes could have been chosen by pure chance. One St Hilda’s student said “I’m not suggesting they stole our idea but maybe they heard from somewhere. Balliol should have checked round before they started printing stuff.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman was arrested for fatally shooting a 37-year-old man and wounding a teenager in Hempstead last week, Nassau County police said.Laquasia CallowayLaquasia Calloway was charged with criminally negligent homicide and criminal possession of a weapon.Police said the 20-year-old woman shot Damien Pinckney in his Lawson Street home at 4:10 a.m. Thursday. Pinckney was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.A 19-year-old man was treated for a gunshot wound to the arm.Bail for Calloway was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. She’s due back in court Tuesday.
As free-kicks were continually conceded, Uganda had several opportunities to equalise and came close on 80 minutes when goalkeeper Alfred Gomis pushed away an Allan Kateregga effort.Morocco crash out to Benin on penalties in Cup of Nations last 16Hakim Ziyech’s missed stoppage-time spot-kick proved extremely costly as 10-man Benin stunned Africa Cup of Nations title contenders Morocco in a penalty shootout Friday to reach the quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw in Cairo.Moise Adilehou forced home at a corner early in the second half to put Benin on course for a shock win but Youssef En-Nesyri equalised for Morocco before Ajax star Ziyech blew the chance to snatch victory by striking the post from the spot in the 96th minute.Benin were forced to play most of extra time a man down after Khaled Adenon received a second yellow card for dissent, but they prevailed 4-1 in the shootout following misses by Sofiane Boufal and En-Nesyri to set up a clash with Senegal or Uganda on July 10 for a spot in the semi-finals.“It’s not the right time to talk about anything,” said Morocco boss Herve Renard, after possibly his final game in charge. “The only thing I would like to say is thank you very much to all the fans who came to Egypt to support us.“I’m a bit ashamed in front of them, and especially about all the people who were supporting us since more than three years.“You know in life of course, some people are against you, but this is life. You just have to look forward and only remember the positive things.”Morocco suffered a troubled build-up to the tie at Al Salam Stadium with captain and key defender Medhi Benatia lost to injury while Benin were without forward Steve Mounie due to suspension.The Atlas Lions had been clinical, determined and efficient so far in Egypt, mirroring the beliefs of Renard, the only coach to win the Cup of Nations with two countries.Benin, winless in 12 previous matches in the competition, only scraped through to the knockout rounds on the back of three draws after holding both Ghana and reigning champions Cameroon.En-Nesyri and Ziyech both produced saves in a dreary first half from Saturnin Allagbe, who kept his place in the Benin goal after replacing Fabien Farnolle for the final group game.– Adilehou strikes first –Younes Belhanda skewed wide for Morocco shortly after the restart but it was Benin who grabbed a surprise lead when Adilehou broke clear of his marker to turn in a corner on 54 minutes, the Squirrels’ first goal since their opening game in Egypt.Substitute Boufal nearly levelled with his first touch after coming off the bench on the hour, meeting Nordin Amrabat’s cross with a downward header that skipped off the grass and flashed just over the top.A mistake from Jordan Adeoti presented Morocco with the equaliser on 75 minutes, as he was caught in possession on the edge of his area by Mbark Boussoufa who squared for En-Nesyri to stroke beyond Allagbe.Ziyech stung the palms of Allagbe with a free-kick while Boussoufa, who scored a last-gasp winner in the 1-0 victory over South Africa, also saw his set-piece superbly clawed away by the Benin ‘keeper.After a quiet start to the tournament Ziyech looked destined to finally deliver when Benin captain Stephane Sessegnon upended Achraf Hakimi deep into stoppage time, but the winger smacked his spot-kick against the base of the post.Adenon’s bizarre dismissal, ostensibly for brushing the referee away as he attempted to tend to a cramping team-mate, gave Morocco the numerical advantage but Ziyech again squandered an opportunity to send his side through as he blazed over a cutback from Boussoufa.Morocco were left to count the cost of those misses as Boufal blazed over Morocco’s second attempt in the shootout before Allagbe tipped En-Nesyri’s effort onto the bar, leaving Mama Seibou to fire Benin into the last eight.Share on: WhatsApp Uganda’s goalkeeper Denis Onyango (below) fouls Senegal’s forward Sadio Mane (C) during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Round of 16 football match between Uganda and Senegal at the Cairo International Stadium in the Egyptian capital on July 5, 2019.JAVIER SORIANO / AFPUganda 0 Senegal 1Benin 1 (4) Morocco 1 (1)Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Sadio Mane became the leading scorer in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Friday when he scored the goal that gave Senegal a 1-0 win over Uganda in a feisty last-16 clash.The Liverpool star struck on 15 minutes with a close-range shot after a passing move carved open the Ugandan defence in Cairo.Mane later missed a penalty — the second time he has fluffed a spot-kick in as many matches — but his three-goal tally from three matches moved him ahead of 11 scorers with two each.In the quarter-finals, Senegal will face fellow west Africans Benin, who stunned Morocco earlier, winning a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw following extra time.A fiery start at the Cairo International Stadium to the second last-16 match saw two Ugandans and one Senegalese yellow-carded within 10 minutes of the kick-off.Uganda captain and goalkeeper Denis Onyango was first to be booked after racing off his line and fouling Ismaila Sarr, who needed lengthy treatment.Giant Uganda forward Emmanuel Okwi was the next offender with his elbow brushing the face of Senegal centre-back and captain Cheikhou Kouyate.Senegal midfielder Papa Ndiaye then went into the book of the referee for deliberately pushing a Ugandan so hard he tumbled off the pitch.As tempers cooled, Senegal scored through Mane, who shared the Premier League Golden Boot last season with Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal.A Ugandan pass was intercepted and two quick, slick passes sent Mane clear to fire left-footed past Onyango, one of the top goalkeepers in Africa.– Blatant foul –On 18 minutes, Uganda lost centre-back Hassan Wasswa after he injured his left hamstring and Timothy Awany took his place.Midfielder Khalid Aucho became the third Ugandan to be yellow-carded, for a blatant foul, and Okwi was lucky to escape a second caution and a red card later in the half.There were more cards than goal attempts on target in the opening 45 minutes, which ended with Senegal comfortably retaining a one-goal advantage.The match not only lacked goalmouth excitement, but also atmosphere with a crowd of just a few thousand dotted around the 75,000 stadium, where the final will be played on July 19.Scorching heat, costly tickets and a lack of interest by Egyptians in teams other than their own Pharaohs are some of the reasons for the poor attendances.Senegal had a great chance to double their lead when Mane was fouled by Onyango, but the Liverpool star failed to convert the penalty, a fate he also suffered against Kenya.He aimed for the right corner, but Onyango guessed correctly and made a brilliant two-hand save to keep the Cranes in the match.Senegal centre-back and Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly was the fifth player to be booked as an intensely physical encounter entered the final quarter.
By John Burton“Nobody really thinks about us, until we’re needed,” said Josh Sanders, this year’s Red Bank volunteer Fire Department chief.Like many emergency service organizations in New Jersey, some rescue squads and volunteer fire departments in this area are seeing dwindling membership and are looking for people who can answer calls when many of their neighbors are at work.The Red Bank fire department, consisting of six companies around the 1.7-mile borough, has seen a decrease in the number of members over the years – especially from the 1970s when membership was so high, new members were admitted only when a vacancy occurred, Sanders said.Back in 1990 total membership was 200 to 225, he said. Now, total membership is 120 to 150. Active members, those who are regularly available to answer calls and participate in activities, total 75 to 80.“With the lesser membership [it’s] fewer people doing more things,” including responding to tripped alarms, serving on the various committees, he said. “The workload is more than it would be with a full roster.”Bill Kramer, acting director of the Division of Fire Safety of the state Department of Community Affairs, said volunteering for emergency services has changed over the years.“Volunteerism today is much different than it was years ago, from a commitment standpoint,” Kramer said.It was common for women in past generations to stay home and for men to work, usually only one job. In today’s economy, for many families that just isn’t an option, with both working, sometimes with multiple jobs, he said.“Obviously, it’s an issue,” for organizations to increase or even maintain membership given those factors, Kramer said. Retention of members is important “because you’ve made a commitment with them with respect to training and experience.”Since 1991 there has been an overall decrease across the board of about 10 percent in volunteer fire companies in New Jersey, according Kramer, though some areas have been hit harder than others.In Red Bank the volunteer shortage is worse for the first aid squad than the fire company, Sanders acknowledged, explaining the squad comes under the fire department’s purview.“We’re really hurting for members,” he said.Red Bank First Aid Squad members Tom Cosgrove, left, and Shean Opie with a squad ambulance. The organization is looking for new members.The squad, which has 10 members – six of whom are active – there is a real need for new volunteers, said Tom Cosgrove and Shean Opie, two longtime members.The greatest need is for volunteers during daytime hours. The squad has been relying on mutual aid assistance from surrounding towns to pick up the slack, they said.About 15 or 20 years ago the squad had about 40 members, Cosgrove said.Last year the Red Bank squad responded to 800 calls, according to Opie.The squad is actively seeking members and will be holding an open house and barbecue 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, at its building, 151 Spring St.Opie and Cosgrove said the squad also participates in numerous community events, such as the 9/11 memorial service, to heighten people’s awareness of the organization.“We’re trying to encourage that sense of duty in people,” Cosgrove said.For those willing to volunteer their time to emergency services, it is time consuming to get and maintain certification. There can be an out-of-pocket cost for that training.Training requirements have gotten more stringent, according to Kim Ambrose, a trained first responder for both the Fair Haven and Little Silver squads. The number of hours it takes to get certification is now 300 hours. In addition, members must obtain an additional 48 educational units; state resources pay for only the first 24 units, referred to as “the core,” she said.“It is something that you have be dedicated to,” Cosgrove said, noting that in Red Bank there is a long tradition of volunteer service handed down from generation to generation.The same is certainly true for the fire department, Sanders said. Those families are “the threads of the community.”With some members, however, they are “interested but they burn out. And they have other commitments that pull them away.”Ambrose believes that in some regards the training may be unnecessarily arduous and discourage participation.“First aid doesn’t change that much,” she said. “If someone is bleeding, you stop the bleeding. If someone is not breathing, you give them oxygen and get them to the hospital.”The training is vital, said Christopher Rinn, the state Department of Health’s assistant commissioner for public health, infrastructure, laboratories and emergency preparedness. “There’s a real need to keep up with changing technology, training advances, quite frankly, the latest in lifesaving methods.”Communities are looking at ways to continue to supply services, including entering into shared service agreements, consolidation and using paid services.Many towns also are offering incentives such as contributions to a pension fund for firefighters or perks like beach badges for shore communities, Kramer said.Ambrose saw another way to help bolster the rolls. She established a first aid cadet program in Little Silver about 10 years ago. “I was really looking for something for my kids when they were in high school,” she said. Over the years she has seen the kids return from college for summer break and jump in to give the longtime squad members a bit of break.Her next project will be trying to recruit stay-at-home-moms – and dads – to volunteer and hopefully increase the number of those available for day calls.
By Jim McConvilleMONMOUTH BEACH _ There are two lights on either side of Bill Marsh’s driveway that are unlike any others on the street. They may not be illuminated every night, but when he flicks them on from a switch in his living room, a smile unfolds across his face. The lights are warm with history, and their soft light ignites the clearest of memories.A natural storyteller, Marsh glows with excitement as he recounts the tale of his more than 50-year residence in the same house, 70 years as a firefighter and decades of dedication to his family and community.“While I was in service, I saved up $400,” he said. “I wanted a motorcycle but my father didn’t want that for me, so he took it to the borough hall and bought this lot. I tore down two old houses and started building this one in 1950.”Marsh went to Long Branch High School but left early to join the Navy. Returning in 1946, he joined the borough’s fire department, a company he was active in even before leaving for military service.“A lot of the original firefighters left and they let the kids help,” he said. “I started when I was about 12. It was quite a thing to get mixed up with the fire company years ago. Close to a hundred members when I first started.”Honored last month for 70 years of service in the Monmouth Beach Fire Department (MBFD), Marsh has dedicated his life to the community. He became fire chief in 1960 and began serving as the borough electrician in 1965, two positions his father, Herbert Marsh, also held.ill Marsh, bottom row, center, with a group of fellow Monmouth Beach firefighters on Sept. 13, 1947, helping the Red Bank Fire Department celebrate its 75th anniversary. Back row, from left: James R. Maney, Harry West, Chief Walter Roe, Robert Burns. Middle row: Walter Mihm, Ira Miller Jr. and Andrew Nilsen.Marsh’s work as an electrician and firefighter became a family affair. His late wife, Myrtle, would often drive the dump truck while Marsh would haul out a stepladder to climb and replace the burned out bulbs in the streetlights on Ocean Avenue. His son-in-law, Kevin Keeshan, and grandsons, Brian and Kevin, Jr., are also members of the MBFD. In fact, the Monmouth Beach Fire Department roster is dotted with Marsh names.Marsh recounts tales of rescues during massive house fires and harrowing floods as if they were just another day at the office. When asked about his proudest moment as a firefighter, he modestly struggles to talk about himself. He settles on autumn 1960, when Hurricane Donna had flooded most of the town.“Johnny Peterson lived on Johnson Street, and he was handicapped,” Marsh said. “I picked him up from his bed, carried him out and got him in the rowboat. I rowed him back to the fire department.”Even when discussing the fire department and his life in Monmouth Beach, Marsh can’t help but credit the others who helped to shape the town, as well as his beloved, “Myrt.” The two met in North Long Branch School; she was a Girl Scout and he was a Boy Scout. She started the Lady’s Fire Auxiliary in Monmouth Beach. Once, when a meeting was delayed because the trucks had not been pulled out, Myrtle got into the truck and pulled it out of the garage herself. To this day, she is the only woman to ever drive a MBFD truck.Marsh describes the difficulties of fighting fires years ago in a small town. “The water mains weren’t as big as they are now,” he said. “We had to lay out how we were going to attack if we had fires. The fire at the Monmouth Beach Inn we pumped out of the river and used the main on Riverdale Avenue.”He became an instrumental member of the truck committee that secured the department’s first 100-foot tower truck.Now, a month before his 90th birthday, Marsh is optimistic about the future of his hometown department.“You gotta be young,” he said. “We still have kids that are active. They play ball in the summer. We’ve got a good team.”When asked what it meant to serve the community for so long, he answered without hesitation.“I never looked at it like that,” he said. “I just did my job. When the whistle blew, you’d go.”The lamps on either side of Marsh’s driveway offer a dusty glow in the blue winter afternoon, a reminder of the duty they once accomplished. When turned on, they shine the same golden light they once shined over Ocean Avenue. They are the same lamps that Marsh once stood on a stepladder to replace, while Myrtle kept the dump truck running below.
It’s back to the future in one part of Donegal this weekend.Ballyshannon & District Museum will be holding a Medieval Day Fair next Sunday, August 4th at The Holy Family School at The Rock, Ballyshannon. The day will celebrate medieval Irish culture, clothing, games and arts.The day, suitable for all the family, has free entry for all. Collections will be made, however, in aid of Ballyshannon & District Museum. Have you ever wondered what your ancestors wore? What about any games they might have played? These questions and more will be answered on the day. Among those playing will be Ramona Sakalauskaite, world-renowned Classical and Irish harpist. Ella, the world’s smallest cow will be showing up along with her tiny calf.Beaigín, a fine example of Irish medieval sheep will also be on show and you might get a surprise when you see her. Beaigín is a Soay sheep, which were the original sheep found throughout the British Isles including Ireland. These fine specimens, native Irish cattle and sheep, will be of particular interest to farmers and children.Local craft groups Local Hands and The Leap will be present showing ancient crafts such as medieval-style pottery, wood-carving, jewellery made from local cattle bone and more.Tom O’Brien of Belleek, master basket-maker will also be showing his craft. Kilbarron Castle Heritage Group will also be in attendance and you can learn more about one of the most culturally important castles in Ireland. Other craftspeople will also be present. Ballyshannon has such a rich and diverse history being the oldest town in Ireland. Ballyshannon & District Museum is the showcase for this rich history, of which the medieval period was it’s most important.The museum has medieval artefacts and information panels detailing events from that time. The museum can be visited Monday to Saturday from 10.00 till 5.30.The events start at 11.00am and continue until 4pm and all are welcome.Back to the future in medieval Ballyshannon this weekend was last modified: July 30th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
This Christmas season Kelly’s Centra and Diner of Mountain Top have all your festive needs covered.Kelly’s Diner have recently launched their Indulgent Christmas Menus with something for everyone. Succulent burgers, juicy steaks and even a vegan option or two. All with Saint Nick’s approval! https://kellysdiner.ie/christmas-menu/Due to customer requests, the diner will be extending its opening hours from next week on, so when the shopping is finished the bellies can get filled. Check out their opening hours:Take the hassle out of the Christmas cooking and order your Christmas dessert from Kelly’s Diner. Check out their cracking range below, with vegan and gluten free options also available: https://kellysdiner.ie/christmas-desserts/Kelly’s Centra will be your one-stop-shop this Christmas with all their seasonal offers catering for all your Christmas needs. Get two for €10 on selected tubbed sweets and 2 for €8 on selected boxed biscuits.For the Christmas Tipple check out their off licence offerings with Cono Sur wines for only €6, 70cl Gordon’s Gin for €17, 1L Smirnoff Vodka for €22 and many more.If you are stuck for the ideal gift check out their personalised range of gift sets and hampers which are made to cater for all budgets.Contact their little elf Susan today on 0866065912 to get your custom made hamper and take all the stress out of the Christmas shopping!For more, follow @kellysdinerlk and @kellys.centramountaintopWatch: A Kelly’s Christmas as it should be was last modified: November 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:christmas gifts letterkennyKelly’s CentraKelly’s DinerletterkennyMountain Top
Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification In a pure case of closing the barn doors after the horses have come home (and so many corporate Twitter accounts have been hacked), Twitter has announced today the option to implement two-factor authentication. If users opt-in, any sign-on from a new computer will require a code texted to their phone. The feature hasn’t been made universally available yet, so keep checking your settings if you want this added security feature.(See Two-Factor Authorization Is Awesome – Until You Lose the Damn Token.) Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… readwrite Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#now#twitter