Foreclosure Distress to Impact Political Views?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Distress to Impact Political Views? Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: HOUSING mortgage New research from Arizona State University (ASU) reports that the foreclosure crisis in the metro area of Phoenix, Arizona may have caused a shift in the population’s political views.On Monday, Arizona Central news released an article discussing the soon-to-be-released research study titled Housing Distress Political Feedback Loop—and reports that as the housing crash affected demographics and crime, the author wanted to find out if it also affected politics.The research delves into foreclosures, voter turnout, and changes in the political party vote margin by neighborhood and demographic groups in the metro area of Phoenix.“Voters in neighborhoods hardest-hit by foreclosures were mad and often scared about their situation,” said the author of the study and ASU Associate Professor with the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Deirdre Pfeiffer.Therefore, this emotional distress may have an impact on which side majority of the metro area population votes for political parties.According to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Report by Stanford School of Law, in the fall of 2010, in every 11 outstanding residential mortgage loans in the U.S. was at least one payment past due, a warning of potential foreclosure. In addition, distressed sales accounted for the majority of home sales in cities around the country—and one of those major cities included Phoenix, Arizona.Although Pfeiffer’s research hasn’t been published yet, researchers are already providing positive feedback to the study.“Deirdre’s research is fascinating,” said Director of the Master of Real Estate Development program at ASU, Mark Stapp. According to Stapp, researchers are still learning just how profound of an impact the foreclosure crisis had on people. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson Previous: Treasury Disputes Arbitration Rule’s Costs, Benefits Next: BNY Mellon Sees Jump in Earnings for Q3 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Foreclosure Distress to Impact Political Views? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected]  Print This Post HOUSING mortgage 2017-10-23 Nicole Casperson Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 23, 2017 1,237 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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Put America first: Free innocent U.S. citizens from foreign jails

first_imgIn the case of Turkey, Trump has tried and failed.Both he and Vice President Mike Pence asked Erdogan for the release of an imprisoned American pastor, Andrew Brunson, and were rebuffed.But Turkey, like Egypt, is an ally, and the administration has stopped short of using tools that might create more leverage.How about suspending U.S. military aid and sales to Egypt and Turkey until innocent Americans are released?That would show that Trump really does put America first.Jackson Diehl is deputy editorial page editor of The Washington Post.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Editorial, OpinionDuring the Christmas season, it’s worth sparing a thought for a shamefully neglected group of Americans — those unjustly locked up in foreign prisons on political grounds.There are at least 40 of them, in five countries, held as trophies or as de facto hostages and bargaining chips by authoritarian regimes seeking leverage over Washington. In many cases, their only offense was to be a U.S. citizen.About 20 of the Americans — the number is hard to pin down — are held by Egypt, a nominal U.S. ally that receives more than $1 billion in aid annually.Several have been held for years without trial. Turkey, a NATO ally, holds another dozen; strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken openly of using them to force the extradition of a Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania.Venezuela this month brought trumped-up weapons charges against Josh Holt, a Mormon missionary arrested 17 months ago — the same week two relatives of President Nicolas Maduro’s wife were sentenced on drug charges in New York. At least three U.S. citizens and a permanent resident are held by Iran — which, along with North Korea, pioneered the practice of seizing Americans on bogus pretexts and then using them to leverage political and economic favors from Washington.Pyongyang, for its part, still holds three Americans months after its release of college student Otto Warmbier, who died days after he was returned to his family. At one time it appeared that the Trump administration might make the aggressive defense of these citizens a signature of its foreign policy.There was plenty of opportunity: The Obama administration often neglected and played down U.S. prisoners in the name of brokering bigger deals and defending larger interests.Fighting for Americans fits well with President Donald Trump’s stated priority of putting America first.In April, Trump pushed Egyptian ruler Abdel Fatah el-Sissi to free Aya Hijazi, who with her husband had spent three years in prison for setting up a nongovernmental organization to help Cairo street children.Hijazi was released several weeks later and flown home on a U.S. government plane for a showy meeting with Trump.Since then, however, Trump and his staff have appeared to lose interest, with some exceptions.Last month the president took credit for getting three UCLA basketball players out of shoplifting charges in China by appealing to President Xi Jinping.center_img Trump then turned on them when they appeared insufficiently grateful. Meanwhile, appeals for White House action on behalf of other prisoners in Egypt — by family members, lawyers and members of Congress — have failed to stir any response.Take the cases of Mostafa Kassem and Ahmed Etiwy, two of the U.S. citizens held by Egypt. Both have been imprisoned since 2013 after being swept up in crackdowns against protests in which they did not participate.Praveen Madhiraju of the Washington-based group Pretrial Rights International said he and two other advocates had contacted officials at the White House and National Security Council a dozen times about the cases but received no response.A letter from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to Trump in August prompted no visible action.But an Irish citizen arrested in the same mosque crackdown that swept up Etiwy was freed in October after intensive lobbying by the Irish government. The Trump administration did recently launch an effort to free the Americans held in Tehran.But so far there’s been no result — and if Trump carries out his threat to reimpose U.S. sanctions on Iran next month, the initiative will be stillborn.last_img read more

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Fulham duo to miss Newcastle clash

first_imgFulham duo Ashkan Dejagah and Mladen Petric will miss Sunday’s trip to Newcastle with injuries.Dejagah sprained his ankle against QPR on Monday night and was substituted in the 38th minute.Petric, meanwhile, is struggling with an abductor muscle problem.Whites boss Martin Jol said: “Dejagah needs at least another week. His ankle was sprained so he won’t play against Newcastle.“Petric has got a problem with his left abductor so he won’t be involved either.”Fulham will also be without the suspended Steve Sidwell after an appeal against his red card in the win over QPR was rejected.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Mo and Mo lead Alumni to victory

first_imgMo Charlo said the rims inside Jay Willard Gymnasium felt the same as they did 17 years ago, in 2001, when he last took the floor as a Eureka Logger. On Saturday night, the Nevada Wolf Pack star turned international professional basketball player dropped 14 points including a couple of thunderous dunks as his team of Logger alumni overcame an 18 point halftime deficit to defeat the Loggers varsity team 88-78 Saturday night at Eureka High.“It was fun to come back,” Charlo said. “I haven’t been …last_img read more

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Joburg by taxi

first_imgGetting around Joburg on a minibus taxi can be daunting for newbies. But once you know your short right from your after robot, and your Diepsloot from your Orange Farm, it’s the fastest, most popular and often the cheapest way to get where you want to go. Minibus taxis are by far the most popular – and are often the cheapest – form of public transport in South Africa, used mainly by the urban and rural poor. (Image: Arrive Alive) • Sanlam Cape Town Marathon goes silver • South Africa’s tourism improves • Rugby’s full story: the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum • The artist at work: Mbongeni Buthelezi makes beauty out of waste • World falls in love with South African baby elephant Ray MaotaMinibus taxis are by far the most popular – and are often the cheapest – form of public transport in South Africa, used mainly by the urban and rural poor.In Johannesburg, using a taxi can be bewildering, and even frightening, if you are not from the city of gold. Here’s a quick guide to ease your way.To board a taxi in the city of Johannesburg, you must first get to the appropriate taxi rank. Here, hundreds of minibus taxis converge to ferry commuters to their various destinations in and out of Gauteng province, and even across the border to neighbouring countries.The Johannesburg CBD has four major taxi ranks: Noord Street Taxi Rank, Bree Street Taxi Rank, Wanderers Taxi Rank and Faraday Taxi Rank. At any of the four, you can get a taxi to anywhere in Gauteng, while some also cater for taxis beyond the province.Noord Street is by far the largest and busiest rank in the middle of the city. As you approach the rank, especially during peak hours, you are swarmed by hordes of hurrying commuters. You are also confronted by hawkers peddling a variety of goods, ranging from foodstuff to clothing and anything else in-between.The taxi ranks are the easiest part of your journey to navigate as there is signage and you stand in queues to board a taxi to your destination. It’s when you are not at a taxi rank that you have to be fluent in taxi sign language – there are no written signs; it’s all done by a complicated series of hand signals. And South African minibus taxis stop wherever they are needed along whatever road they are driving. They do not have designated stops; you simply have to flag one down – using the correct hand signal, of course.A language like no otherEvery day thousands of hands stretch out along commuter routes across Gauteng speaking a silent language of taxi hand signals. According to artist Susan Woolf, taxi hand signs are a shared language, learned by imitation and word of mouth.Woolf is a recognised expert in Gauteng taxi hand signs, or what is really the Gauteng dialect of what has been called South Africa’s 12th official language. She spent many years of research and artistic production focusing on the signals, documenting and deciphering them. Along the way, she has created a lexicon for blind people to comfortably use this mode of transport.“They are basic gestures tied to narrative threads that swirl through community life connecting today with history and folklore,” says Woolf.They are complex, she adds. They often have an indexical aspect in that they “point to” the place to which they refer and often use the gestural shape of a pointing finger, or a finger or hand in motion towards the place indicated. But some of the signs have iconic features of resemblance, such as the shape of the orange for T Junction, Orange Farm or KwaThema, all places in Gauteng; others have symbolic arbitrary, purely conventional qualities.Signs and destinationsAccording to Woolf, a taxi hand sign may refer to a place that has retained its indigenous name but it may just as easily refer to an event associated with it, or a physical attribute of the place, or even a shopping mall that is the main feature of a place.There are two basic signs that commuters in Johannesburg. One is the index figure pointing up, which means town; the other is the index figure pointing down, meaning local. This takes you anywhere within the suburb you are in.The KwaThema taxi hand sign is performed showing two flat hands, palms together, resting on the left side of the person’s face.The taxi hand sign to Kliptown is one hand waving left to right in front of their faces and the other hand waves up and down, to ask the taxi to slow down.The sign to Orange Farm is directly descriptive of its name. With a forward pointing hand, all four fingers and the thumb are bent upwards as if to hold an orange.The taxi sign to Diepsloot is acted out with one hand in a sequence of hand postures, dipping downwards and then upwards in a forward movement several times.If you want to get to Fourways, in Johannesburg, just hold up your hand with four fingers exposed and your thumb tucked in.Taxi lingoBut it’s not only the hand signals that are important. There are also phrases you’ll need to understand, such as “short right”, “short left”, “after robot” and “dankie”.They might sound confusing but they are literal meanings of where the passenger wants to alight.Short right means you want to get off at the next street to the right and vice-versa with short left.After robot means you want to get off after the next traffic light the taxi goes through.Here, or dankie, which actually means “thank you” in Afrikaans, has been the subject of many squabbles between driver and passenger. Many taxi drivers feel it’s too ambiguous. They prefer a passenger to be specific, for example “after robot”.last_img read more

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Active membership in Ohio Farm Bureau shows growth

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has announced an increase in its “active” membership for 2016. Now 61,459 Ohioans are active members, continuing the organization’s status as Ohio’s largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. Seventy-five county Farm Bureaus increased their active membership in the past year.“This accomplishment is largely thanks to our members,” said Adam Sharp, OFBF’s executive vice president. “Our current members were out knocking on doors, talking on the phone and helping people in their communities see the value of Farm Bureau and asking them to join our cause.”Sharp noted that a record eight Farm Bureau members won the Murray Lincoln award for signing 50 or more new members. In addition, 108 members earned the Ambassador Club award for signing a minimum of 10 new members.The active classification makes a member eligible to vote on Farm Bureau policies and hold elective office in the organization. The active status historically was reserved for farmers and rural landowners, but members voted to broaden the category in 2016 to include Ohioans whose professions are directly impacted by the health of the state’s agricultural sector. Ohio Farm Bureau traditionally represents approximately 80% of the farmers in the state. These farmers are now joined by others who have a direct stake in the issues advocated for by Farm Bureau.Membership in Farm Bureau is not limited to the active category, according to Keith Stimpert, Farm Bureau senior vice president, organization. The community membership is for “anyone interested in local foods, property rights, and protecting Ohio’s family farming heritage,” he said. Stimpert said there is also a young active membership category that provides young Ohioans the opportunity to get involved at a reduced dues rate. Our Ohio Supporters, while not members, can also support the work of Farm Bureau.“Farm Bureau members also enjoy an array of benefit programs that provide cost savings on a wide range of products and services,” Stimpert said. Some of the most popular benefits include member savings on some Nationwide insurance products, discounts on GM vehicles, small business Health Benefits Plans, discounts on hotels and tourist activities, savings on Rocky Brands and Lehigh Outfitters, and the Member Savings Advantage program that provides discounts on shopping and dining at many local and national businesses.last_img read more

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Markets watching weather and pollination

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Wheat prices the last week of June finally brought smiles to producers. It has been a long wait as wheat prices earlier this year sunk to 10-year lows. World supplies have been building for years, not helping prices at all. Commodity funds have been short wheat since mid 2016 as they built a huge short position. Several new records were set along the way as that short position reached 151,000 contracts last October. This year, U.S. wheat acres are at the lowest level in over 100 years. Many producers have taken the extreme step of removing wheat from their rotation and instead planting just corn and soybeans. Wheat had the biggest price movement for several months when looking at the three major grains: corn, soybeans, and wheat.For several weeks producers have been watching the drought conditions in the Dakotas as spring wheat acres were less than expected. Those drought conditions were huge as wheat prices rose 30 cents on June 30 with two USDA reports. That same day corn was up 10 cents and soybeans were up 26 cents. Without weather concerns on report day, corn would have been down 5 to 10 cents.June 30 was a big day for USDA reports as the Grain Stocks Report and the Acreage Report were released. Corn acres in the U.S. came in at 90.9 million acres, up from the March 31 Planting Intentions Report of 90 million acres, and down from 2016 when 94 million acres were planted to corn. U.S. corn acres were down or unchanged in 38 states. Many had expected U.S. soybean acres to exceed U.S. corn acres for the first time in history. That was not the case as corn acres fell to 90.9 million acres while U.S. soybean acres increased to 89.5 million acres. That was a record number of U.S. soybean acres. It was a bearish report day for corn as corn acres were higher than expected along with the June 1 stocks of corn at 5.23 billion bushels. Corn stocks were up from last year by 11%. Soybean stocks were 963 million bushels, less than the trade had expected.In summary, the June 30 reports were bearish for corn, while bullish for soybeans and wheat. Weather continues to dominate the news. Within minutes after the reports were released traders were once again fully locked onto weather events. That June 30 day the market was focused on then upcoming reports of 100 to 105 degree temperatures soon expected in North Dakota. That area has been a huge concern since mid-June as traders and producers alike were fearful that drought conditions in the Dakotas would spread to other parts of the Midwest. Corn and soybean weekly condition reports have been below levels seen in years past when the good and excellent totals would reach 80% or more in June and July. Instead, this year corn has ranged from 65% to 68% good and excellent into late June. Good and excellent totals on any given summer date do not translate well into a predictable U.S. corn yield. That continues to be the case. Many are already expecting the U.S. corn yield will not reach trend line yields of 170 bushels per acre. Some are already expecting the U.S. corn yield will be 166. All of the replanted corn acres that took place in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio provide additional ammunition for a reduced corn yield this year.It must be pointed out that normal summer weather typically leads to lower fall prices. Some are suggesting December CBOT corn could reach $3.20 and November CBOT soybean see $8.20. Corn pollination concerns will be with us through the third week of July. You can easily say weather this growing season for corn and soybeans has been anything but typical.last_img read more

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Lorde Announced as Special Guest for Day 1 of Canadas IHEARTRADIO BEACH

center_img PNE Amphitheatre, 2901 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C. Ticket Prices:   Twitter Venue:  Login/Register With: Day 1: Tickets range from $69 – $119 Facebook Day 2: Tickets range from $69 – $119last_img

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Amazon Could Ship Your Next Purchase Before You Even Order It

first_imgJanuary 20, 2014 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Amazon is singlehandedly accelerating our transition into a sci-fi future. First came news of the drones, and now, there’s a real possibility that the retail company may start shipping your purchases before you click “buy.”The Wall Street Journal reported that in December, Amazon received a patent for “anticipatory shipping,” a system whereby the company forecasts your next order and sends it to a warehouse near you before you actually hit that purchase button. The idea is that the goods will get to you sooner when you do formally place your order.While the retail company has simply gained a patent — there is no guarantee that Amazon will actually use it — the idea that Amazon knows us well enough to accurately guess what we’ll buy next doesn’t seem that outlandish.Related: Not Science Fiction: Amazon Is Working on a Drone-Powered Delivery SystemAmazon, after all, has a wealth of data on customers and their buying habits. In choosing what to ship, Amazon can consider your previous orders and searches, what’s in your shopping cart and even how long your cursor hovers over a particular item. (Amazon’s current predictions about what I’ll be interested in are already eerily accurate).In the patent, the retail company outlined potential plans to partially fill in addresses with zip codes to get items closer to customers, completing the labels in transit as the purchases are confirmed. “Anticipatory shipping” could work well for popular items like newly released best sellers (allowing the retail company to provide the book the day it is released, discouraging customers from going to a brick-and-mortar store instead).And while some predictions would inevitably misfire, Amazon said it could use tactics such as suggesting shipped items to customers, offering discounts and turning unwanted orders into “goodwill” gifts in order to prevent costly returns.Related: What Shoppers Still Won’t Buy on Amazon (Infographic) Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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