Nigerian Primate predicts positive future despite ongoing violence

first_imgNigerian Primate predicts positive future despite ongoing violence Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY center_img Posted Jan 3, 2018 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Africa, Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] The Bishop of Abuja, Nicholas Okoh, has used his New Year Message to predict a “year of optimism and happiness” for Nigerians. Okoh, the Primate of All Nigeria, made his comments in a New Year’s Message as it emerged that 17 churchgoers were shot dead as they left a midnight Eucharist service at a church in Omoku, about 56 miles north-west of Port Harcourt, in southern Nigeria’s oil-rich River State. The attack has been blamed on one of a number of armed gangs which are active in the area, mainly target multi-national oil companies in the region. The local Anglican Archbishop of the Niger Delta, Ignatius Kattey, and his wife Beatrice, were kidnapped by one such gang in September 2013. They were released unharmed a short time later.Read the entire article here. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

Delving into Delinquency Data: Hurricanes Continue to Impact

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Delinquency HOUSING mortgage Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Journal, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Delving into Delinquency Data: Hurricanes Continue to Impact Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Refinances May Nosedive as Purchase Market Booms Next: Ocwen Announces Millions in New Mortgage Debt Forgiveness in Ohio Related Articles  Print This Post About Author: Nicole Casperson Delinquency HOUSING mortgage 2017-11-21 Nicole Casperson Sign up for DS News Daily According to Black Knight’s First Look at October 2017 mortgage data, delinquencies were down in all states except Texas and Florida—as FEMA-declared Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disaster areas increased another 24 percent in October. The most notable increase was in Florida, where delinquencies increased by 36 percent from September 2017 in hurricane-affected areas. Meanwhile, the report attributes over 229,000 past-due mortgages to Hurricanes Irma at 163,000, and Harvey at 66,000. Total non-current inventories all loans 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure, have risen in Florida by 79 percent, and in Texas by 30 percent, over the past six months. However, prepayment activity rebounded in October, reporting an increase by 17 percent month-over-month, but still 25 percent below 2016 levels. The inventory of loans in active foreclosure continues to improve, dropping below 350,000 for the first time since 2006.  The number of total national properties 30 or more days delinquent, but not yet in foreclosure, amounted to 2.262 million, an increase of 17,000 month-over-month, and an increase of 60,000 year-over-year. The number of properties 90 days past due, yet still not in foreclosure also increased month-over-month by 13,000 , but declined year-over-year to 88,000.As of October 2017, the top five states by non-current percentages were Mississippi, at 10.62 percent; Florida at 9.9 percent; Louisiana at 9.20 percent; Alabama at 7.33 percent; and Texas at 7.32 percent.The bottom five states by non-current percentages were Montana at 2.59 percent; Minnesota at 2.51 percent; Oregon at 2.44 percent; North Dakota at 2.32 percent, and Colorado at 2.11 percent.To see the full release, click here.center_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago November 21, 2017 1,376 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 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] Subscribe Delving into Delinquency Data: Hurricanes Continue to Impactlast_img read more

Ahead of crucial Kavanaugh vote, hundreds of protesters rally in front of Supreme Court

first_imgJane Roper / Instagram (WASHINGTON) — The debate over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination spilled into the streets of Washington, D.C., Thursday as hundreds of protesters rallied outside the Supreme Court.Vocal opponents to President Trump’s nominee for the nation’s high court chanted near the steps of the courthouse; some of Kavanaugh’s supporters demonstrated as well.Crowds of activists, many of whom wearing black — commonly associated with supporting sexual assault survivors — swarmed inside the Hart Senate Office Building Thursday afternoon.The controversy over Kavanaugh’s nomination is coming to a head now as the Senate prepares to vote on his nomination, likely in the next two days.Trump nominated Kavanaugh on July 10 but decades-old accusations of sexual assault created drama and logistical hurdles late in the confirmation process.Protesters have been coming to Washington in waves since last week, when both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, one of Kavanaugh’s accusers, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in hearings that seen around the world.Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting in the early 1980s when both were teenagers.Two other women also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the accusations, which became the focus of an FBI investigation. Senators are reviewing the results of the probe ahead of a cloture vote Friday.A vote on Saturday can come as early as Saturday afternoon.Against the backdrop of senators reviewing the results of the investigation and charges that the probe was limited in scope, some protesters appeared to be arrested, surveillance footage showed.Local police had not released arrest numbers by Thursday afternoon.Actress Amy Schumer was shown in line appearing to prepare to be arrested in the Senate building amid the protest.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who supports Kavanaugh’s nomination, addressed the stream of protesters from the Senate floor Wednesday, talking about how Republicans are coming into contact with protesters in their offices.“I want to make it clear to these people who are chasing my members around the hall here or harassing them at the airports or going to their homes. We’re not being intimidated by these people. There is no chance in the world they’re going to scare us out of doing our duty,” McConnell said.One memorable and arguably pivotal moment with a protester came when one woman, identifying herself as a sexual assault survivor, confronted Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator as he was on his way to vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, the day after the Ford and Kavanaugh hearings.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dear NCLC: Members like eStatements – just like other mobile-banking functions

first_img“Pushing older consumers to access accounts online [makes] them more vulnerable to scammers.” “Financial institutions are aggressively pushing consumers into electronic statements, using tactics that are questionable and arguably illegal.”The report ends with a call to action, urging the CFPB to prohibit financial institutions, credit card companies and others from making eStatements the default.Hmmm. I haven’t checked to see if the fine folks at the NCLC own a paper mill. Neither do I know if they’re worried trees will take over the earth. But for a research report to categorize the financial industry as “coercive,” “aggressive,” “pushy” and “deceptive” because we work to keep up with customers’ desire for convenience is irresponsible, maybe even slanderous.Paper or plastic? Customers get to choose.I’m won’t debate the “findings” in the NCLC’s silly report point by point; it isn’t worth the effort. But I will voice my opinion that eStatements and other easy-access bank services are helping to meet consumers’ desire for banking anyway they want it – and I hope others in the banking community will do the same.NCLC claims consumers are more likely to peer over a piece of paper they receive in the mail a couple of weeks after the end of the month than they are to click an alert on a mobile phone (which, by the way, they can always print out.) This kind of logic could make a case that sundials are better than watches because you don’t have to strap them to your wrist. Maybe we also should trade lightbulbs for wax candles.Citing a 2015 CFPB report about credit card statements, the NCLC says about half the people who opted-out of paper statements had never accessed a digital copy. From this we conclude those same people would read those statements if only they were on paper?Lastly, the report referenced a Pew Research Center study, which reported half of lower-income Americans lack access to broadband service. Yet the same Pew research found that broadband is being abandoned by consumers across the demographic spectrum “because their smartphone lets them do all they need to do online.”I don’t take the problem of digital divide and low-income consumers lightly; but it’s important to point out that a growing number of adult Americans favor mobile banking activities – from making deposits to transferring money, and from checking balances to paying bills and receiving eStatements – regardless of socioeconomic levels. Pew says one in three U.S. adults owns a smartphone, 57% of whom only use mobile banking. Further, a 2015 KPMG mobile banking report found that the smartphone has surpassed all other channels for bank transactions. And the 2015 Federal Reserve study on consumers and mobile financial services reported that smartphone usage for banking activities remains high and consistent regardless of income and ethnicity.The NCLC says many financial institutions charge too much for mailed statements. Maybe, but those we’ve worked with tend to assess small fees or none at all. And fees are often waived for low-income customers.Give them what they wantThe fact is, whether customers walk into your bank branch, go online or use their phones, the number of people who prefer eStatements is growing – many even request the service! Reasons vary, but high on the list are convenience, safety and saving trees. The Natural Marketing Institute found last year that the environment matters a great deal to consumers – so much so that concern for the earth reached an all-time high over the last five years. When given a choice, more than half favor companies with green technologies and sustainable practices. Millennials, in particular, view earth care as a value that should be incorporated into all policymaking.At DigitalMailer, our clients frequently tell us many of their customers ask to cut out the paper. And they must mean it; why else would our company deliver more than 10 million eStatements and eNotices a year?P.S. Celebrate both Arbor Day and Earth Day this month! “Millions of Americans [can’t access eStatements because they] lack meaningful access to broadband.” 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ron Daly Ron Daly is the president and CEO of Virtual StrongBox, a secure, end-to-end member engagement platform that can be integrated into various workflow processes to provide high-risk Enterprise IT firms … Web: www.virtualstrongbox.com Detailscenter_img “Banks may not retain [eStatements] as long as consumers will need them.” Last month, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) released a report on Paper vs. eStatements, touting the benefits of print statements for consumers … and inveighing against financial service providers’ “coercive” measures to get their customers to sign up for eStatements. Here are a few of the NCLC’s indictments:“Some [institutions] have very deceptive messaging that leads consumers to click a button not realizing it means the consumer is [unenrolled] from paper statements.”last_img read more

World Cup qualifiers: Italy and Netherlands qualify for Brazil 2014

first_imgThe Netherlands and Italy have become the first two European countries to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.Robin van Persie scored twice as the Dutch beat Andorra 2-0, and Turkey’s 2-0 win in Romania ensured they could not be overtaken at the top of Group D.Italy just needed to beat the Czech Republic to qualify, and goals from Giorgio Chiellini and Mario Balotelli overturned an early Libor Kozak strike.Belgium, Germany and Switzerland need two points to secure a place in Brazil.Germany guaranteed at least a play-off spot with a 3-0 victory in the Faroe Islands thanks to goal from Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil and a third from Thomas Muller.Bosnia-Hercegovina and Greece both secured at least a spot in the play-offs in Group G, while France are likely to be in the play-offs after their 4-2 win in Belarus put them level on points with Group I leaders Spain, who have a game in hand. Group ANeither of the top two sides – Belgium and Croatia – were in action. Serbia all but guaranteed third place with a 3-0 victory in Wales, while Scotland moved up to fourth with a 2-1 win in Macedonia.Group BCzech Republic coach Michal Bilek resigned after his side lost 2-1 to Italy in Turin, as the hosts qualified for next year’s World Cup. Bulgaria are leading the race for the play-offs after a 2-1 win in Malta, closely followed by Denmark, who won 1-0 in Armenia.Group C Germany closed in on a place in Brazil with a 3-0 triumph in the Faroe Islands , but they were denied qualification when Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first-minute strike gave Sweden all three points against Kazakhstan. The Republic of Ireland are all but out after their 1-0 defeat in Austria.Group DThe Netherlands’ 2-0 victory over Andorra was their seventh win from eight games. Romania slipped from second to fourth after a 2-0 home defeat by Turkey. Hungary now occupy the play-off spot after their 5-1 victory over Estonia.Group ESwitzerland won 2-0 in Norway but were denied qualification when Birkir Bjarnarson’s double gave Iceland a 2-1 win over Albania. Slovenia are third after a 2-0 win in Cyprus. Group FPortugal, who were not in action, lost the lead to Russia after their 3-1 win over Israel. Luxembourg moved off the bottom with a 3-2 defeat of Northern Ireland, their first win a World Cup qualifier for 41 years.Group GBosnia fought back from a goal down to beat Slovakia 2-1 and remain top on goal difference above Greece, who beat Latvia 1-0.Group H After a 0-0 draw in Ukraine, England remain top, while Alessandro Della Valle scored San Marino’s first goal of the World Cup qualifiers in a 5-1 defeat by Poland.Group IFrance twice fell behind against Belarus, but two goals from Franck Ribery and strikes from Samir Nasri and Paul Pogba snatched a 4-2 victory. It secured Les Bleus a play-off place but they remain second on goal difference behind Spain, who have a game in hand.last_img read more