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first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 12, 2018 1,994 Views Evictions Webinar Explores PTFA Implications About Author: David Wharton  Print This Post President Donald Trump recently signed Senate Bill 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, into law. Among other changes designed to streamline or modify some elements of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the bill also restores regulations related to the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA). That has implications servicers need to consider, and now the Legal League 100 will present a complimentary webinar exploring the topic.Entitled “Evictions: Regulatory and Litigation Update,” this latest installment of the Legal League 100 Webinar Series kicks off at 2 p.m. CT, on Wednesday, June 13. The webinar will feature presentations from representatives of two different League member firms: Jenna Baum, Partner, McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, and Gregory Sanda, Associate Attorney, Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP.You can click here to register for the webinar.Originally introduced in 2009, the PTFA “contained protections intended to ensure that tenants facing eviction from a foreclosed property would have adequate time to find alternative housing.” The PTFA expired on December 31, 2014. In the years since, some states have implemented their own versions of the law to continue those protections for tenants. Now, however, the PTFA is once again the law of the land.“In a nutshell, the resurrection of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act will give certain tenants in foreclosed properties significant additional rights beyond those they may have been provided by state laws,” Richard M. Nielson, Managing Shareholder, Reimer Law Co. told DS News.Nielson cited Kentucky, one of the states in which Reimer Law operates, as an example. Unlike some other states, Kentucky has not introduced their own version of the PTFA in the intervening years since it expired at the Federal level. As such, Nielson explained that the return of the PTFA could significantly increase the amount of time it takes to complete a post-foreclosure eviction. If that range was between 10-30 days before, for example, the reintroduced law could now require as much as 90 days’ notice to “bona fide” tenants before they can be evicted.To read the full text of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, click here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Evictions Webinar Explores PTFA Implications Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 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] Dodd-Frank Act Evictions Legal League 100 LL100 PTFA s. 2155 Webinars 2018-06-12 David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Journal, News, Servicing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Delinquency Rates Hit Pre-Crash Lows Next: The Impact of Fed Rate Hikes on Homeowners Tagged with: Dodd-Frank Act Evictions Legal League 100 LL100 PTFA s. 2155 Webinars The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more


first_img Tweet Share 88 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNewsTravel CONVIASA Airline officially resumes weekly flights into Dominica by: – August 19, 2011 Venezuelan Airline Conviasa landing at the Melville Hall Airport Thursday night.Venezuelan owned airline Conviasa has resumed weekly flights into Dominica with an inaugural flight last evening and a welcome ceremony at the Melville Hall Airport. The company hopes that with their flight schedule last night and continuing Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week will provide an alternative route for air travelers and assist in the air transport route for Dominicans. The Venezuelan airline Conviasa (Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronáuticas y Servicios Aéreos, S.A.) cancelled flights into Dominica last year to review its security measures after a plane crash involving one of its aircrafts.The President of Conviasa Colonel Jesus Vinas  who addressed the ceremony through an interpreter describes the airline as one which will assist in integrating the islands as nationals of both countries will be able to meet each other and allow for  cultural exchanges.“We want to say hello to the Prime Minister Skerrit, I have had the chance of working with him during his visits to Venezuela. He is a young man and I feel that I am a brother of his and in the name of this airline Conviasa and the Government of Venezuela,  I would like to tell you that I came to stay hoping that very soon we will be able to see Dominicans in Venezuela. Even though we were born in different places we can make little culture by exchanging our own cultures and the airline is a tool to achieve that.”In related news Minister of Public Works, Energy and Ports Honourable Rayburn Blackmoore, highlighted the benefits of the night landing facility at the airport which is credited to have transported two thousand seven hundred and thirty-three passengers into Dominica.The President of Conviasa Colonel Jesus Vinas addressing the ceremony through an interpreter.“I want to give the Dominican public and our well wishers alike overseas that notwithstanding all the skeptics including those who call themselves Citizens Forum for Good Governance as to our ability to really attract night flights at this facility. Thus far we have been able to attract two thousand seven hundred and thirty-three passengers by way of night flights.  We can only do better in time to come. Winair was able to bring to our airport, two thousand one hundred and four passengers by way of night flight through the St. Martin route and Air BVI is using the same route thus far have been able to bring in two hundred and fifty-one passengers from the same destination. Our main regional carrier LIAT notwithstanding the fact that they have not had a scheduled program, have been able to bring into our shores thus far by way of night flight seven hundred and seventy-eight passengers.”Conviasa operates in twenty Caribbean and South American destinations including Grenada, Trinidad, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Cuba, Ecuada, Argentina and Caracas.The local operator for Conviasa Airlines is Ground Handlers Limited a company of H.H.V. Whitchurch & Company Limited.[nggallery id=68]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more


first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device. Get live updates, news and analysis Sunday at 1:05 p.m. as the Raiders again look to snap their losing streak when they face another struggling team in the Arizona Cardinals.Oakland’s fifth straight loss last Sunday to the Chargers leaves it with the NFL’s worst record (1-8) and, on the positive side, is currently slotted for the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft. The Cardinals (2-7) played well last week before …last_img read more


first_img31 October 2006South Africa’s motor industry will invest more than R1-billion in technical skills development over the next six years with an eye to selling a million vehicles a year in SA by 2015 – and manufacturing a million vehicles a year in SA by 2020.According to Business Report, the skills programme will be undertaken by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) together with its own members as well as those of the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers and the Retail Motor Industry Association.Naamsa president and Toyota SA CEO Johan van Zyl told Business Report that South Africa’s motor industry had trained around 12 000 people in technical disciplines since 2000.Between now and 2012, Van Zyl told the newspaper, the industry aimed to train another 24 000 people “either as technicians or as artisans, or through technical learnerships.”He described this target as “ambitious” but “doable, given a continuing strong economy and ongoing improvement in general living standards” in South Africa.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


first_img“It is not too late for South Africans to become active citizens in a way that really matters – by actively shaping our democracy,” writes Bishop Ziphozihle Siwa, head of the Methodist Church. “We will all be stronger for it and our institutions will benefit immeasurably.” Social media and innovations in technology such as smartphones now allow South Africans to robustly express their public opinions on a range of issues, says Ziphozihle Siwa. This can only benefit South Africa’s living democracy. (Image: Jason Howie) • Active citizenship in memory of Mandela – Bachelet • Using the arts to build an inclusive South Africa • Celebrating 60 years of the Women’s Charter • A freedom timeline: 20 years of democracy • Obama names young African leaders programme after MandelaBrand South Africa’s CEO Miller Matola earlier this month reflected on what is accepted as the contemporary origins of the concept of democracy as well as those of our own much celebrated democracy. He included in his observations the obligation placed on all citizens to responsibly express their democratic rights as well as to bequeath a democracy protected by strong and secure institutions with strong leadership cultures to future generations.The reflections of Matola led me on my own emotional and cognitive meanderings on the character of our South African democracy.South Africa’s democracy is a product of the blood and tears of millions of people – some celebrated, some not, some organisations recognised, others fading into obscurity. And because of the nature of our citizens, the character of our democracy is multifaceted.This is equally a strength and a challenge – a strength because if we take the time to find what is best in each other, our country can really be a shining model of how diversity can make us better; a challenge because if we do not take the time and patience to see what is best in each other, we will always remain fragmented with a false sense of cohesion. We can never build a strong, resilient and enduring nation without the former.However, on reflecting on how we build this strong, resilient and enduring nation, I have realised that the democracy is not an end in itself. It is actually a journey, and as with some journeys – with navigators or not – we sometimes make a wrong turn or miss a road.This is not unique to South Africa – sometimes I think we are harder on ourselves that others can ever be. That is not to say that we should continue driving in the wrong direction even when we know we will not reach our destination on that route.Even the oldest modern democracies find themselves confronted with the evolving nature of democracy. This has led to the concept of an organic or “living democracy” – a way of life and a civic culture in which people creatively participate in public life. At the heart of this concept is acknowledgement that a democracy is forged when all citizens participate actively in building a nation and its institutions. And the very essence of democracy tells us that all expressions of freedom can coexist in societies, albeit it with the indispensable requirement of the responsibility with which we express our democratic freedoms.Although democracy is commonly described as a system of government where all the eligible members of a state typically elect representatives, it is also considered to be a model where the majority view takes precedence in organised systems. This also then brings into question the balance of power in the system. Is it simple majoritarianism or does the ability of people to make their views known and to then act on these views in the relevant manner, depend on them having the appropriate power in society? We have all seen that in systems where the will of the people is repressed or the freedom of expression denied, people rise up in their numbers in protest – actively or passively – and sometimes aggressively as well.In our 20th year of democracy, what is the character of South Africa’s democracy – yes, we know that we elect public representatives, we know that we expect our public representatives to understand that they govern by our will and choice. But what is the nature of our active participation in our democracy? Do we attend public hearings? Do we make inputs on legislation and policies under review and that will be implemented in a way what impacts on our lives – directly or not? Do we as citizens actively co-create and participate in our living democracy?If we take into account the access to information that enables us to participate actively in our democracy, the internet and other social platforms have impacted positively on our access to information. In addition, innovation and the need the stay current has resulted in commercial entities continuously implementing innovative solutions on which such information is accessed – computers, tablets, mobile phones. In South Africa mobile phone penetration exceeds 100%. In addition access to smartphones is increasing rapidly which means that citizens can access conversations, documents, etc on hand-held devices.Let us look for a moment at one of the most recent instances of the public engaging with a conversation on a range of platforms – last week’s judgment in the Oscar Pistorius case. Not only have the proceedings been followed closely by millions of people in South Africa and beyond but importantly, this has not been a passive process. This conversation exploded on Thursday last week when the judge ruled that Oscar was not guilty of murder. Opinions and views abounded and, most importantly, the law was being robustly discussed and deliberated upon – to the extent that the judge herself found her ruling, her reputation and her credibility under public scrutiny.The media enabled this conversation, as well as experts who availed themselves for discussions. But mostly the conversation was driven by the ordinary citizen.I raise this example to illustrate that we are by no means an apathetic, uninvolved citizenry. Yet, why do we absent ourselves from public debate? Why do we absent ourselves from engaging in our democratic processes beyond the election period and the subsequent process of voting?In addition, while we may sometimes engage in a public discourse on certain issues – the recent issues with the public protector, the behaviour of the EFF in parliament, to name a few – why do we merely comment on what is rather than helping to shape and craft the present with a view of ensuring the durability of the future?Returning to the living democracy and our journey on this road, it is never too late to turn back or redirect your vehicle. It is not too late for us as South Africans to change the way in which we interact with this living democracy. It is not too late for us to become active citizens in a way that really matters – by actively shaping our democracy. We will all be stronger for it and our institutions will benefit immeasurably. At the very least we will stop feeling powerless. Actively contributing to and participating with our democracy is equal to us building and safeguarding our nation and the future of those who will follow us.Bishop Ziphozihle Siwa is the presiding bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.last_img read more


first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts chris cameron Tags:#e-commerce#web In a press release this morning, MasterCard has announced that desktop and mobile developers will have access to an API from the credit card giant later this year. The company hopes that by opening its technology to developers, new and innovative e-commerce applications that leverage the MasterCard network will be created, potentially competing with the likes of Visa, PayPal and Square.MasterCard Chief Innovation Officer Josh Peirez says the company is “excited about tapping into the ingenuity of software developers around the globe to help create the next generation of game-changing payment applications.” A newly launched portal – MasterCard Labs – will give developers access to APIs, SDKs, guides and forums for discussing and experimenting with the company’s technology. The announcement comes at a time when the mobile-payments market has begun to heat up with competition between startups and large credit card providers. San Francisco-based startup Square has many people excited about its mobile application and dongle that allows credit cards to be scanned by various mobile devices; online payment staple PayPal recently teamed up with Bump Technologies to provide a mobile transaction service as well.Visa also recently announced its own foray into the mobile payments market. Earlier this month, the MasterCard competitor teamed with DeviceFidelity to launch special cases for iPhones which would allow users to take advantage of Visa’s wireless and contact-less payment method, Visa payWave, straight from their phones.But mobile payments is just one of the platforms MasterCard hopes developers will innovate on using its technology. The company says it has identified 20 other areas in which their APIs could be used, including payroll systems, social networking applications, eWallets, and online games. With the growing popularity of sites like Blippy, which allows users to automatically share their credit card purchases with their friends, MasterCard may be providing a valuable API to developers at a ripe moment for these kinds of platforms and services.Many have been skeptical about these new services due to apparent security risks that come from mobile payment systems, but MasterCard is taking precautions to make sure their platform is not abused. According to its press release this morning, “all developers will be approved and registered by MasterCard to ensure that MasterCard payment and data services continue to be used appropriately and productively.”center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more