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first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Government Backstop Necessary for Sustainable Mortgage Market? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Dean Terrell The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday titled “Sustainable Housing Finance: Private Sector Perspectives on Housing Finance Reform,” inviting several private sector leaders and policy researchers to provide their opinion on necessary changes for the mortgage and housing industry. During the meeting, the panel outlined recommendations to reform the Federal Housing Administration as well as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, what regulatory, legal, and statutory impediments can occur with private capital returning to the housing finance system, and what factors and metrics for Congress to consider when reforming the housing finance system, according to the memorandum.The panelists included David H. Stevens, President and CEO of MBA, Jerry Howard, the CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, Sarah Edelman, Director of Housing Policy for the Center for American Progress, Dan Goodwin, Director of Mortgage Policy at the Structured Finance Industry Group, Kevin Brown, Chair of the Conventional Financing and Policy Committee for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and Robert Dewitt, Chairman of the National Multifamily Housing Council, speaking on behalf of the Council as well as the National Apartment Association.“I look forward to having a more vigorous conversation with all of you on these topics as we would move forward,” said U.S. House Rep Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Chairman on the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee. “I would just hope that there’s going to be agreement, one, on the government backstop, but also, that we want market principles at play,” he said. Duffy went on to say that market discipline helps make sure another housing crash doesn’t occur.U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) asked the panel if it was necessary to have a government backstop in order to sustain a 30-year mortgage, with Brown replying “yes”, mirroring the whole panel’s response. He then asked the panel about a particular type of backstop, that is “private shareholders with a rate regulation-type environment that’s used in utilities” and if that would be a viable direction to take.“What we’re calling for is a mortgage-market liquidity fund, and that’s the rainy day fund.” said Brown. According to Brown, the fund for the GSEs would store profits in preparation for catastrophic losses after the system went through private capital, becoming a last resort to protect taxpayers. In response to Ross’s question on how the backstop should be restructured in terms of the homeowner’s, lender’s, and government’s level and reach of participation, Edelman responded “We do want a situation where the government is just the backstop and the market of last resort.” When asked by U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) on whether Congress should increase the amount of GSEs to more than two, Brown responded “Having two, we think is a perfect balance, we think that that has led to competition and innovation, so that has worked out well so far with the GSEs. Having multiple guarantors, we think would be just a race to the bottom in terms of pricing and then we would have liquidity problems in the market.” The topic of the mortgage-interest deduction cap was also a consistently discussed topic during the hearing, with a few representatives concerned of it being reduced and possibly removed.  U.S. Representative Michael Capuano (D-MA)  asked the panel on whether not the reduction of the cap would help increase homeownership or business. “We don’t think so sir, we are very concerned about the tax bill on housing. While we are in favor of the doubling of the standard deduction, we think there are revenue-neutral ways that the tax bill could solve the problem it creates with housing” replied Howard.U.S. Representative Al Green (D-TX) considered the cap lowering as a sign of it eventually being eliminated entirely and asked for Jerry Howard’s opinion on its reduction. “We’re angry. We think it’s very bad policy. We think it picks geographic winners and losers. We think it’s going to lower house values and it could lead to a housing recession.” Green then asked Brown who agreed with Howard. “Our economist came up with a number with a repeal of the SALT as well as a doubling of the standard deduction and we feel that it’s gonna be a 10 percent drop nationwide.”        The full press release can be viewed here. 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first_imgUniversity College JCR has unanimously passed an emergency motion condemning an “access” event, which welcomed Radley College students to University College.Michael Slade, who proposed the motion, condemned the decision of the College to host a “very expensive public school that represents privilege” to an access event, calling it “indefensible.” Rose Lynch, who seconded the motion, argued that “it is sending bad message by being presented as access work.” It was alleged at the debate that the College paid for a member of staff to give a talk to the Radley College students and a tour by a University College ambassador, with a complementary lunch. Slade stated to the JCR that while Radley students “should be able to look around,” it seems “silly College should spend money helping to perpetuate their privilege.” Radley College is a boys’ independent boarding school in Oxfordshire, which currently charges fees of £11,475 per term. 15 of its pupils received Oxbridge offers in 2015, down from 16 in 2014. Among its notable alumni are ex-Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, and former England Cricket Captain Andrew Strauss.Oxford Univeristy’s website states that it delivers over 3,000 access events per year, spending over £5.6m per year in the process. The website claims, “We recognise that some groups of students will require different types of support when preparing to apply to Oxford, and our programme of UK and international outreach work reflects this.”A St Hilda’s first-year student told Cherwell, ‘‘This is a scarcely believable incident. I mean you have to seriously ask yourself, if a place like Radley College is getting help with access, who on earth doesn’t need it? I think we all know this is absurd.’’Radley College has been contacted for comment.last_img read more


first_img26 March 2012 Eleven-year-old schoolboy Daniel Barrish held former world chess champion Garry Kasparov to a draw during a series of matches played in Khayelitsha, Cape Town on Friday to mark the launch of the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa, in collaboration with local organisation Moves for Life. Barrish was one of 26 South African players who took on the Russian grandmaster in simultaneous chess matches at the OR Tambo Stadium in Khayelitsha. Three hours later, their match ended in a draw. “I was very happy that I was going to play him, even more that I drew with him,” Barrish told the Cape Times afterwards from his home in Constantia. ‘He made a couple of mistakes’ “He made a couple of mistakes, he was moving too fast and I capitalised,” said Barrish, who has won the African chess under-10 championship and is the youngest member of South Africa’s national chess team. “He had to fight for a draw.” Later in the day, Kasparov met South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria. Zuma is the patron of Moves for Life, an organisation that uses chess to promote maths and science education among underprivileged children. Speaking after their meeting, Zuma said chess should be encouraged among children, as the game would help them do better at school.Chess as an educational tool “It is so important for young people, particularly at schools, as an educational tool,” the South African Press Association (Sapa) quoted Zuma as saying. According to Sapa, Kasparov said the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa would be based in Johannesburg and from there would promote its programmes throughout the continent. “I have very high expectations about our goals set for South Africa and the neighbouring countries,” Kasparov said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


first_img15 October 2013 South Africa will count on France’s support for the implementation of United Nations Resolution 2033, which calls for closer coordination between the UN Security Council and the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday. Zuma was speaking during a state banquet held in Pretoria in honour of visiting French President Francois Hollande. “South Africa believes that to comprehensively address this challenge of peace and security on the continent, there is a need for closer cooperation between the United Nations Peace and Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council.” He said the resolution accorded the AU “a leading role” in facilitating the resolution of conflicts on the continent, with the support of the United Nations. “At a multilateral level there is a need for us to further intensify our collaboration and partnership. “This we should do … to encourage faster reform of the United Nations, especially the Security Council, so that this important world body can become a truly democratic forum, reflecting the political and other realities of the 21st century.” Zuma and Hollande agreed on Monday that intervention was needed in the Central African Republic to help stabilise the country. Zuma said that relations between France and South Africa would grow from strength to strength following Hollande’s visit. In 2012, more than 120 000 French tourists visited South Africa, an increase of 16% compared to 2011. “This shows great potential, which we will continue to harness,” he said. Among the agreements reached on Monday was for France to supply the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa with more than 3 000 train carriages. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more


first_imgdan rowinski Related Posts Apple aimed to impress with the iPhone 5S. To show the doubters that, yes, it could still innovate. To show people that the long-awaited new iPhones were not just some iterative update to what came before. Apple wanted to state, with authority, that its iPhone was the best damn smartphone ever built. The theme at yesterday’s iPhone announcement was just that, “Apple Announces iPhone 5S—The Most Forward-Thinking Smartphone in the World.” It’s a lofty (if a bit trite) statement. It is also one that Apple came fairly close to making true. The iPhone 5S is an impressive feat of mobile computing, from the design in gold, silver and metallic grey to the 64-bit architecture inside. If it’s not the top smartphone on the market immediately upon its release, it puts itself squarely in the conversation.See also: Gold Tones, Multi-Colored iPhones & Apple’s Design EthosMake no mistake, the iPhone 5S is not an iterative update over the iPhone 5 (the iPhone 5C is exactly an iterative update of the iPhone 5, but we will get to that in a bit). The iPhone 5S is a blend of power and sophistication, design and functionality in a way that will make Apple fanboys line up at their local retail stores all over again. It’s impressive. That is not something I thought I would be saying when I woke up yesterday morning.The rumors heading into the announcement of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C weren’t really all that exciting. Better camera with dual flash? Sure, that’s expected. The A7 processor? Apple comes out with a new processor for the iPhone every year. It will eventually trickle down to other products like the iPad. A fingerprint sensor? Well, now that’s a new feature that none of Apple’s top competitors sport on their flagship smartphones. It may be a gimmick, but it is an interesting gimmick. Just like Siri was when it was announced. For the immediate future, the 64-bit A7 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) is a non-starter. 64-bit takes a lot of RAM (typically, 3GB and up) to initialize. That type of RAM won’t be found in the iPhone 5S (it features 2GB) and even the top Android smartphones only approach 2GB. Most apps on iOS 7 will not see the benefit of the 64-bit architecture. What Apple did do with the 64-bit architecture is set a base that will be the starting point for future iPhone improvements and new types of apps and games to be built.Examples of what Apple did in iOS 7 to improve the experience on the iPhone 5S (and later, the iPad) abound. Yes, what most people will see with iOS 7 is the pretty new paint job (that matches the pretty new colors of the iPhone 5C and the muted gold and silver in the iPhone 5S), but Apple custom-built iOS 7 to be more powerful and accessible to everyday users. Now that we know it was targeted towards a much improved 64-bit architecture, that makes quite a bit of sense.The Year Of The Smartphone Camera Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Apple#iOS 7#iphone 5C#iPhone 5S center_img What do you get when you take an iPhone 5, change the body to plastic, add a pretty polycarbonate case and release it in a variety of colors?The iPhone 5C.The general consensus ahead of the announcement of the iPhone 5C was that it would be Apple’s low-end device. That turned out to be wrong. It is Apple’s mid-tier device (with the iPhone 4S as the low-end offering). The iPhone 5 will be killed off. The reasoning for this is likely that Apple found the iPhone 5 to be too expensive to build and sell at the price point that it would have to sell at to be the mid-tier. See also: The iPhone 5C: Unraveling The Mystery Of Apple’s Colorful, Not-Quite-Cheap iPhoneExcept for iOS 7, there is not a ton of new stuff in the iPhone 5C that are an upgrade over the iPhone 5. “iPhone 5c is everything iPhone 5 was and more, in an all-new design packed with great features,” said Apple’s senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller.That about sums it up.The iPhone 5C will be targeted to the rest of the world in a major way. But it still might be too expensive at $549 for 16 GB, $649 for 32 GB off-contract. Apple is competing in markets like China and India with Android smartphones that sell for fractions of those prices and offer similar capabilities. A little new varnish on the iPhone 5 and decrease in quality of production materials may not help Apple in its quest to unseat Android as the globally dominant mobile operating system. iPhone 5c image with Phil Schiller courtesy Reuters The M7 “motion coprocessor” that tracks your movement all day was distinctly not expected. An entire system within Apple existing hardware that does nothing but monitor aspects of your health? That is a feature that blends hardware and software to refine an aspect of the iPhone that had to this point only been served by third-party apps. Apple’s competitors perform similar functions too, as top Android smartphones like the Galaxy S4 and Moto X both have systems inside are sensitive to movement and health tracking.Apple is targeting the world with both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Each phone will support up to 13 4G LTE spectrum bands, meaning that each will work on just about any cellular carrier on Earth that employs 4G technology. If you take all of these updates individually, they are tangentially interesting. But when you put them all together, throw in the new functionality of iOS 7 and the gold/silver design of the body and put it into one cohesive unit and Apple has a flagship smartphone that it can be proud of. Apple has effectively mixed both creativity and innovation and came out with a top-notch smartphone.64-Bit & iOS 7The 64-bit architecture of Apple’s new A7 processor took a lot of people by surprise. The ability to put 64-but architecture onto ARM-based chips is fairly new. ARMv8 that runs a dual 64-bit/32-bit architecture was announced in October 2011 and not expected to ship in quantity until 2014. So, Apple is jumping the gun a little bit here. The company also said that all apps built for 32-bit architecture (everything before iOS 7) will be compatible with the new system.See also: Who Needs The 64-Bit Chip In The iPhone 5S? You DoApple built iOS 7, the operating system that runs the iPhone, specifically with 64-bit in mind. Looking back, there were a fair amount of signals along the way that Apple would make such a move. Sprite Kit, the new rendering engine that runs all of the gaming in iOS 7, was described as a way to create games in “2.5D.” The new parallax features and gestures in iOS 7 could be pulled off with 32-bit but would be much smoother with the new processor.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Every new flagship smartphone to be announced this year has featured the camera as the most significant feature in the new device. BlackBerry started it off with its new BlackBerry 10 motion features, HTC followed up with the hullabaloo over “ultrapixels,” Samsung followed up with a 16-megapixel camera that sports a variety of “modes” like “Drama Shot” and motion-based editing. Nokia holds the title for best smartphone camera of the year (and probably next year too) with the 41-megapixel behemoth on the Lumia 1020 (mostly because it is a high quality digital camera that just so happens to have a smartphone attached to it).See also: Apple’s iPhone 5S Camera Shoots To Kill: Big Aperture, Burst Mode And MoreApple 8-megapixel “iSight Camera with True Tone flash” will fit somewhere in the middle of all of these. Yes, the sensors are better and the pixels are bigger, but that is what all the other major smartphone manufacturers have been doing all year. Yes, Apple made a decent jump with its camera hardware and the camera app within iOS 7 has more features, but Apple is not running away from the field here. By this time next year, when the presumptive “iPhone 6” comes out, the camera tech on the iPhone 5S may look antiquated.Apple has validated, along with the other smartphone manufacturers, one very important aspect of smartphone cameras: it is not all about the megapixel. Having a better sensor, a better lens, capturing more light and having software that is optimized towards taking good pictures is better than having more megapixels. HTC, Motorola and Nokia all understand this. With the iPhone 5S, Apple does too.The Iteration Of The iPhone 5 Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more


first_imgStory Highlights The Government has hailed the success of the World Bank-funded Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI), which was implemented locally by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) from January 2010 to July 2017.The US$15 million programme, which was pivotal in facilitating improved market access for micro and small-scale rural agricultural producers and tourism projects, was geared towards reducing poverty by increasing potential earning opportunities for persons, particularly in rural communities.Speaking at the recent closing ceremony/symposium for the REDI project at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said the partnership facilitating the initiative’s implementation has resulted in effective and meaningful changes in the beneficiaries’ communities.He noted that REDI “falls in tandem with the Government’s commitment to move the nation from a state of dependence on lower forms of capital, to creating the environment where higher forms of capital are achieved, especially through entrepreneurship.”The Minister pointed out that through the introduction of technologies and accompanying training in their usage, persons in rural areas have been empowered to utilise their skills and talents to gain financially while embracing and promoting Jamaica’s culture.Dr. Chang said the REDI project’s focus on assisting farmers develop and earn from their activities was one of the initiative’s most notable inputs.Additionally, he said investments facilitated in rainwater harvesting and drip irrigation systems, among other agricultural developments, have assisted in boosting production, resulting in significant income generation that will ultimately redound to the benefit of Jamaica’s economic growth agenda.“This is in line with our Vision 2030 mission which is to create an environment and engage initiatives to strengthen critical sectors such as agriculture and tourism (in order) to (set) the country on a stable path to economic growth,” the Minister underscored.Dr. Chang said JSIF’s piloting of the REDI project has helped the country to move closer to achieving its development goals by “facilitating the strengthening of the supply chain linkages between the agricultural sector and end users in processing, tourism, fast food chains, restaurants and supermarkets, and families.”He further noted that the REDI project has supported the development of community-based tourism as a viable option and opportunity for economic investment.“The project has certainly strengthened the capacity of rural groups to be able to plan and implement income-generating projects, (thereby) ensuring greater sustainability of rural development through inter -agency collaboration,” he added.Dr. Chang further pointed out that two of the main guiding principles of the Vision 2030 Jamaica- National Development Plan, sustainability and partnerships – have been evident in the initiative.For this reason he said “the Government is keen to continue supporting and endorsing projects, such as REDI, which has made a valuable impact in rural communities and the country.” Speaking at the recent closing ceremony/symposium for the REDI project at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said the partnership facilitating the initiative’s implementation has resulted in effective and meaningful changes in the beneficiaries communities. The Government has hailed the success of the World Bank-funded Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI), which was implemented locally by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) from January 2010 to July 2017. Dr. Chang said the REDI project’s focus on assisting farmers develop and earn from their activities was one of the initiative’s most notable inputs.last_img read more


first_imgThe Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will feature exhibits on Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Loretta Lynn and Shania Twain in 2017. Login/Register With: Advertisement The museum announced Friday their slate of exhibitions for the new year, which also includes a new exhibition called American Currents, focusing on music from 2016. Facebook The exhibit on Aldean, who was named Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, will open in May, while the exhibit on Canadian-born star Twain will open in June. Hall of Fame member Lynn, whose hits include “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Fist City,” will be featured in an extensive exhibit opening in August. And finally in November, an exhibit on the intertwined careers of country music star couple Hill and McGraw will open. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsThe people of Black Tickle, Labrador, feel forgotten by the government.The remote southern Inuit community struggles with basic services like water and healthcare.They say a land claim would offer security, and Trudeau made an election promise to negotiate.Now, Black Tickle wants the Liberals to follow through.last_img


first_img(Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated President Aluki Kotierk)Kent DriscollAPTN National News A controversial change to the way Nunavut handles Inuktitut was likely stopped in its tracks last week, but a message from the Minister of Education has the President of Nunavut’s Inuit worried.“People are celebrating, but I’m always a little more cautious,” says Nunavut Tunngavik President Aluki Kotierk, from her office overlooking Iqaluit’s Four Corners intersection. “We have to wait until the fat lady sings, and I’ve also seen Minister Quassa’s statement.”Bill 37 was a bill in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly that would have changed the territory’s Language and Education Acts, moving back target dates for full Inuit Language instruction in Nunavut’s schools. Right now, 100% Inuktitut instruction is only guaranteed for Kindergarten to Grade 4. Bill 37 would have pushed back the target date for 100% Inuktitut instruction to 2030.Last week, regular members of Nunavut’s Legislative Assembly – who act as an opposition in Nunavut’s consensus government – met in private and decided they wouldn’t support Bill 37. In a written statement, Rankin Inlet MLA Tom Sammurtok wrote, “Given the overwhelming lack of consensus in support of the bill in such areas as language of instruction, the role of District Education Authorities and increased employment of Inuit teachers, the standing committee is of the view that it should be allowed to fall off the order paper when the current Assembly dissolves later this year.”Typically in Nunavut, that would mean the death of the bill but Education Minister Paul Quassa may not be giving up the fight that easily. He responded to the regular members in his own written statement, “There is a process to follow when a bill is put forward to the Legislative Assembly, and it is very disappointing that standing committee has not provided the public with an opportunity to understand the pros and cons of their decision.”That statement from Quassa has Kotierk worried that the cabinet has not given up on trying to make Bill 37 into law. “For me, it will be when session happens, and then it will be really dead,” said Kotierk. In Nunavut’s consensus government system, the regular members outnumber the members of cabinet. Quassa would have to convince some of them to vote for the bill if it is to pass.Nunavut Tunngavik represents Inuit in Nunavut under the Nunavut Land Claim. Along with Nunavut’s three regional Inuit associations, they filed documents with the assembly to oppose the decision. Kotierk says the decision to fight came from the ground up, and was a long time coming.“I was very excited to see their (the regular members) statement that there was an overwhelming non-consensus, and an overwhelming quantity of submissions. That made me realize how much Inuit are getting comfortable rising their voices and being heard. That’s a good thing for our society to be going through,” said Kotierk.Nunavut’s District Education Authorities – school boards with local power, including hiring and firing principals – would lose power under Bill 37. They are locally elected school boards that have hiring and firing power over principals. They filed opposition to the bill, as did some of Nunavut’s best and brightest.“I’ve met with a number of people who have been on the DEA’s in the past and are currently on the DEA’s. The frustration that’s expressed is that they would say things, but they felt like they weren’t being heard. Then I got a message from Nunavut Sivuniksavut saying a number of their students had made submissions,” explained Kotierk.Nunavut Sivuniksavut is a program for Nunavut Inuit students, offering a study of the Nunavut Land Claim as a way to get their academic skills ready for post-secondary education. They’re Ottawa based, Kotierk credits the program for helping give the students a voice.“If you’ve lived outside of Nunavut, you feel a little bit more free to speak up, and you don’t feel so intimidated. But it’s not just that group, I think when people are aware of the issue, then they raise it,” sayd Kotierk. The issue was raised by 40 different groups and people filing statements with the Government of Nunavut in opposition of Bill 37.NTI represents Inuit, the Government of Nunavut represents everyone in the territory. Kotierk wishes the GN would view some simple math the same way she does. 85% of the public governed by that public government are Inuit, it is an Inuit government no matter how you divide it. There is a consistent push and pull between NTI and the Government of Nunavut, and the Language Act debate has highlighted those differences.“I would really like to see, it would be ideal if the public government, the Government of Nunavut, realized that they actually are an Inuit government. If they started taking that perspective, then things would be much different,” said Kotierk.Nunavut’s Legislative Assembly meets again on May 29th, where the territory will learn if Bill 37 is actually dead, or whether the Department of Education is going to bring the discussion to the floor of the assembly. If they do, the regular members of the assembly will have to reveal their positions in public. If not, it will be back to the drawing board for the next government, after October’s election.last_img read more


first_imgJoely Lambourn is missing from a healing lodge in Saskatchewan.Dennis WardAPTN NewsThere’s been an escape from the Indigenous healing lodge at the centre of recent public outcry.Correctional Services of Canada says Joely Lambourn has escaped from the Okimaw Ochi Healing Lodge in Maple Creek, Sask.It’s the same healing lodge where convicted child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic was being housed until she was transferred to an Edmonton prison on Thursday.Correctional Service of Canada says more information will follow as soon as it’s available.McClintic pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in 2010 for her involvement in the murder of eight-year-old Tori Stafford.Tori’s father, Rodney Stafford, has called for an tougher rules for healing lodges during a recent appearance on APTN’s InFocus.Lambourn is 45 years old, stands 157 cm (5’2″) tall and weighs 57 kg (126 lbs). She has a fair complexion, brown eyes and brown hair.She is serving a sentence of two years, six months, and 17 days for dangerous operation of motor vehicle – cause death, and unlawfully at [email protected]@denniswardnewslast_img read more