Parliament to probe links between gambling and video gaming

first_img Email Address Inquiry will cover immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, and explore esports regulations and opportunities Casino & games Regions: UK & Ireland The UK parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to investigate links between video gaming and gambling as part of a new inquiry into “immersive and addictive technologies”.The inquiry will focus primarily on new technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, as well as the growing popularity of esports. The increasing digitisation and “gamification” of people’s lives will also be examined, to ascertain whether the existing regulatory landscape is sufficient to protect consumer rights, whilst helping the sector to grow in the UK.In-game purchases, especially with regards to their effects on children, will also come under scrutiny, as well as the blurring of lines between video games and gambling.To date there has been little action against the convergence of video games and gambling, with the UK Gambling Commission maintaining a watching brief on elements such as loot boxes. These see players rewarded with a randomly-assigned virtual item in return for cash, and are prevalent in games such as the Call of Duty and FIFA franchises.Regulators in the Netherlands and Belgium claim that loot boxes use the same mechanics as a slot machine, and have forced developers to make changes to the games in each country.The committee has invited the public, organisations and other relevant stakeholders to submit evidence for the inquiry by January 14.“During our recent inquiries, the committee has heard repeated concerns about the impact to society of the increasing amounts of time that people spend immersed in online worlds, and the potentially addictive nature of social media and gaming,” said the committee’s chair, Damian Collins.“We want to explore these concerns during this inquiry and consider what the right response should be in setting public policy for the future.“The committee will also consider how individuals’ online data is used by immersive technologies and what security is offered.”According to the committee, spending on gaming in the UK hit a record £5.11bn in 2017, up 12.4%  on the previous year. The committee also cited a study by the British eSports Association that global revenues from competitive video gaming are expected to reach £1bn by 2020.“We’re seeing industries emerge that offer enormous potential for growth such as esports and gaming where the UK is rightly regarded as a world leader in production,” Collins added.“We’ll be looking at what action is needed to ensure we remain a key player. Technology such as virtual reality and augmented reality is already an important asset to the film industry, simulated training, and gaming. We want to understand more about its potential and the future impact it could have on society.” Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img 10th December 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Esports Legal & compliance Social gaming Parliament to probe links between gambling and video gaminglast_img read more

ISL: East Bengal’s ISL future in doubt as league promoters want…

first_img Cricket ISL: East Bengal’s ISL future in doubt as league promoters want 180 Cr BG from Shree Cements by Monday WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlycio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStick“The investor will definitely need legal documents before giving the bank guarantee to FSDL. It’s not a matter of Rs 1 lakh or 2 lakh… It’s Rs 180 crore,” a source told The Telegraph.Last season, when East Bengal joined ISL, the investor Shree Cement did not need to provide a bank guarantee as there was no definitive agreement in place. The two parties only signed a term sheet on September 1 with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announcing the club’s ISL entry. They agreed to sign the final agreement at a later date.Also Read: FIFA imposes transfer ban on Kerala Blasters and SC East Bengal —All you need to knowISL New Season: However, since then, East Bengal club officials have refused to sign the agreement as they claim the fine prints are not what they agreed on. The investor and the club officials since have engaged in a bitter dispute that has spilled over in public with club supports asking for officials’ resignation. With the deadline looming large, it is unlikely that the FSDL will extend it in East Bengal’s favour. As per reports, Punjab FC is ISL’s standby in case the Kolkata-based club fail to come to an agreement.“Will not be surprised if FSDL goes ahead with ISL 8 without East Bengal. If the agreement is not signed then Shree Cement is willing to give back the sporting rights to the club along with the liabilities as existed before September 1 last year (when it was Quess East Bengal) and also after Shree Cement took over,” the source told Telegraph.ISL New Season: If Shree Cement does pull out, it will mean the club will have to pay the players and support staff who are on multiple-year contracts. Furthermore, East Bengal will also need to pay over Rs 50 crore to Shree Cement for their part in ISL 2020-21. Apart from that, coach Robbie Fowler and his assistant Rennedy Singh will also need to be paid by the club as they had signed two-year deals.But the matter of transfer ban complicates the situation more. On Tuesday, FIFA slapped East Bengal with a transfer ban after Costa Rican player Jonny Acosta and Spaniard Jaime Santos Colado approached the world governing body for non-payment of salaries. FIFA sent a letter to the club asking it to clear the dues. Both the players were at the club when Quess was their investor.Also Read: ISL New season: Shree Cements passes strong warning to East Bengal, “affiliation to be discontinued if settlement not signed”ISL New Season: As per the letter, despite FIFA’s repeated invitations, the club failed to make a case in Jaime issue. “The Respondent, Sporting Club East Bengal, has to pay to the Claimant (Colado), the following amounts: $58,333 as outstanding remuneration plus five per cent interest per annum and $21,875 as compensation for breach of contract without just cause plus five per cent interest per annum,” the FIFA letter said.Apart from Jaime and Acosta, Kassim Aidara also approached FIFA for non-payment of dues. Some Indian players including Eugenenson Lyngdoh and CK Vineeth have approached the AIFF over their non-payment of salaries. 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With two parties — the club and the investor — currently locked in a bitter battle over the signing of the final agreement, East Bengal’s future in ISL is in jeopardy.Also Read: ISL New Season: Amid East Bengal-Shree Cement tussle, nine players complain to AIFF for non-payment of salaries Football WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Previous articleNuggets vs Suns Game 3 in NBA Conference Semi-Finals: Suns win 116-102, take a 3-0 lead in the seriesNext articleSCE vs KSV Dream11 Prediction for ECS T10 Kiel 1st Semi-Final – Fantasy Tips, Captain Choices, Playing11, 12 June Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Here’s the one FTSE 250 share I’d buy in June

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” As we head into June, most countries are beginning to exit lockdown. Investors are starting to look ahead with more confidence and stock markets are rising. But the reality is the outlook is still pretty uncertain. I’ve been searching for companies that should do well, even in a recession. Today, I want to tell you about a FTSE 250 share I rate as a strong buy.The company is sweetener and ingredient producer Tate & Lyle (LSE: TATE). This 160 year-old business saw profits rise by 8% last year, and recently increased its dividend.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…None of T&L’s employees have been furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic, and the firm hasn’t applied for any government loan schemes.A 20-year dividend track recordTate & Lyle doesn’t produce sugar anymore, only sweeteners and other ingredients. These are used in packaged foods, such as cakes, soups, soft drinks and much more. They help to provide qualities such as taste, “mouthfeel” and extended shelf lives.Over the last 10 years, the firm has adapted to changing market conditions by scaling up this specialist ingredient business and reducing its exposure to less profitable bulk sweeteners and other commodities.This successful evolution means this FTSE 250 share has maintained its excellent dividend record. Tate & Lyle’s payout hasn’t been cut for more than 20 years, during which it’s risen by 66%, to 29.6p per share.A super FTSE 250 shareTate & Lyle’s business is pretty dull, but it’s performed well during the coronavirus lockdown. The company says its Food & Beverage Solutions business performed well in April, as US and European consumers stocked up on supermarket provisions.Although sales to the restaurant trade have suffered as a result of widespread closures, I think the overall impact of the pandemic on Tate & Lyle’s business should be fairly limited.Looking at the numbers, its pre-tax profit rose by 4% to £331m during the year to 31 March. Adjusted earnings rose by 8%, to 57.8p per share, providing a good level of cover for the 29.6p dividend.City analysts expect earnings to fall to 54p per share this year, but I don’t see this as a concern, given the bigger picture. I certainly don’t see any reason to expect a dividend cut.A stock I’d buy and hold foreverTate & Lyle is never going to be a higher-rated stock with explosive growth. But I think this is the kind of investment where slow and steady wins the race. This company has proven staying power and a long history of steady growth.In my view, now could be a good time to buy this FTSE 250 share. Despite its strong performance, Tate & Lyle is trading well below the highs of 800p we saw in January.At under 700p, the shares are trading on 12 times forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 4.7%. I view the shares as a safe long-term buy. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Roland Head | Saturday, 30th May, 2020 | More on: TATE Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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The Co-operative Bank gives £20,000 to 23 groups

first_img Tagged with: corporate Funding The Co-operative Bank has made grants of £20,000 to 23 organisations in its latest grantmaking round. The donations are made only to charities, community organnisations and social groups that use the Bank’s Community Directplus Account.Since the account was established in 2003, the Bank has given £155,000 to almost 200 groups.Community Directplus offers charities and voluntary groups free banking, credit interest (on balances of £2,000 or more), and the facility to manage the account online, by phone or at the Post Office. In addition organisations become eligible for financial support from the Customer Donation Fund.The latest beneficiaries include a charity that plans to purchase and repair two ex-service ambulances for a hospital in Gambia, and a group that runs an annual event aimed at raising awareness of environmental and ethical About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Co-operative Bank gives £20,000 to 23 groups AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 July 2008 | Newslast_img read more

The new tax law’s impact in Puerto Rico

first_imgPuerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria.An age-old Chinese proverb could be applied to the situation that Puerto Ricans on the island are experiencing after the devastating Hurricane Maria: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”The problem is that although Puerto Ricans know how to fish, the colonial condition to which they have been subjected for more than a century prevents them from fishing. Then there is that other saying that describes the Yankee colonialist, who “is like the gardener’s dog, who neither eats nor lets you eat.”More than 100 days after Hurricane Maria’s devastation, there is still no reliable electricity in almost half the island and the source of drinking water is precarious, largely maintained by on-site generators.Aid from federal entities — the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers — has been criminally slow and inadequate, causing hundreds of deaths due to lack of essential services. However, the U.S. government, like the gardener’s dog, prevents other countries from sending solidarity aid to the Caribbean archipelago to meet those needs. These are the precise needs that were caused by Puerto Rico’s subjugation to the empire, which caused the economic collapse of its colony.Is this anything but a perverse blockade of an entire people?Impact of ‘tax reform’On top of this, the impact that the recently approved Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on Puerto Rico reveals that the domination of the empire over this archipelago adds up to criminal strangulation by straitjacket. Many people in Puerto Rico describe it as “the other hurricane,” referring to its devastating effect on the island’s economy.What does this law contain regarding Puerto Rico?Signed by the U.S. president on Dec. 22, this law imposes a tax rate of 12.5 percent on intellectual property — trademarks, patents and technological developments — of U.S. companies that operate in the island. That these companies, called “controlled foreign corporations,” had enjoyed generous tax exemptions in their place of origin in the U.S., even if production was in Puerto Rico, illustrates the inconsistencies and contradictions of the colonial state. Now, for this tax purpose, the law reaffirms Puerto Rico as a “foreign jurisdiction,” bringing into focus the 2016 U.S. court decision that PR belongs to, but is not part of, the USA.As we explained in previous articles, the empire develops and imposes its will on the various economic sectors according to its interests. From the destruction of the currency and the imposition of the dollar at the beginning of the 20th century, this includes the monoculture of sugar cane, textile manufacturing and petroleum refining (of which there is none in Puerto Rico) to the most recent development bringing in high-polluting industries of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.Manufacturing, of which 40 percent is pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, is the basis of the Puerto Rican economy today. As U.S.-based companies, they take the profits generated by Puerto Rican labor to the United States. These are the industries that will be most affected by the new tax, which puts the island’s government and the Puerto Rican industrialists in total panic. They anticipate that the manufacturers will abandon the island, taking with them the tiny 4 percent tax contribution to the coffers of the Puerto Rican government and leaving more than 70,000 workers unemployed. Although the effects would probably not be seen until 2019, the fear is that it will be another hurdle to overcome if they want to attract new U.S.-based industries.The indifference and contempt with which the issue of Puerto Rico has been addressed in the U.S. Congress deserve a separate article because they reaffirm what pro-independence supporters have maintained for decades: The United States is not interested in the Puerto Rican people as deserving either assistance or respect, much less as another state. That  reaffirms what independence leader Don Pedro Albizu Campos so often said: “The USA is interested in the cage, but not in the birds.”Those who have been able to follow — at the risk of becoming nauseous — the attempts of the resident commissioner in Washington, PR Representative Jenniffer González, and of Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo “Ricky” Roselló to obtain from the U.S. Congress exemptions and benefits in the proposed tax law for Puerto Rico can easily reach the same conclusions as did the independence movement, whatever their ideological orientation. González is a member of the Republican Party in the U.S., but in PR she is a member of the same New Progressive Party as her boss Roselló. He, in turn, belongs to the U.S. Democratic Party, showing the stupidity of colonialism!While Gonzalez wandered like a lost soul through the corridors of the U.S. Capitol, pleading to Republican Congress members for statehood and for favors, her boss Roselló — submissive to the empire — kept sending letters to and visiting Congress members in Washington, begging for exemptions and crumbs.In the end, the empire prevailed. Congressional ears refused to hear the requests for help for the reconstruction of Puerto Rico after María. Congress will not negotiate an aid proposal for the states and territories affected by the latest natural disasters until January.Decolonization now!It is this last thrust that makes clear the urgent need for a process of decolonization. The fantasy of the “Commonwealth of Puerto Rico” ended in June 2016 when Washington ruled that Puerto Rico’s powers are at the steps of the U.S. Congress, imposing immediately the dictatorial Fiscal Control Board, the “Junta.” And now it remains clearer than ever that the United States neither is interested in Puerto Rico being part of the United States nor wants Puerto Rico to be part of it, that is, as another state. Along with 2017 should be buried all those mementos reading “51st State.”As long as Puerto Rico remains a colony, there will be no economic development that benefits its population.The work needed for decolonization is enormous. It takes profound and consistent work to break down what the Cointelpro, anti-independence police actions have built in Puerto Rico. Unity in action is urgently needed; united decolonization campaigns are needed, despite ideological and tactical differences.There are many examples, like the struggle against apartheid in South Africa that was so successful: first of all because of the struggle and militancy of the different South African groups — which also had differences among themselves — and also because of the huge international movement where the goal was the destruction of apartheid.There were both pacifist groups and those that believed in armed struggle; each one did its part according to its ideology, but with the final goal of ending racist segregation. In Puerto Rico we have precedents: the telephone strike of 1998, the struggle to rid Vieques island of the U.S. Navy and the campaigns for the liberation of our political prisoners.Now no less an effort is needed. It is essential. Above all, a great popular awareness campaign is needed.It is time for what this writer witnessed during her recent trip to PR: The people — people who are suffering from the corruption and abandonment of both local and federal governments — are ready. There is not much to explain about the abandonment of the federal government; it is enough to see the absence of the famous blue roof tarps of FEMA in the mountains.We must go to every corner fo the island — from Culebra and Vieques, to Cabo Rojo and Ceiba, to the poor barrios, to La Perla, to Lloréns. The pro-independence and progressive movement, the dynamic youth groups that are picking up the revolutionary baton, the LGBT groups, students, young and not so young, with or without disabilities.All of us need to unite to decolonize ourselves and Puerto Rico and to forge a new homeland. There is creativity; what has been missing is the decisive will, and that is flourishing in the thousands of community groups being born around the archipelago. We can, along with the Puerto Ricans in exile in the United States — together we are one people — as long as Puerto Rico is their North Star and not the empire.Long live a free and sovereign Puerto Rico!End the Fiscal Control Board!Solidarity and justice, not charity!Stop the blockade of Puerto Rico!Repeal the Cabotage Law and cancel the debt!Joubert-Ceci is a native of the Bélgica neighborhood of Ponce and is currently living in exile in the city of Philadelphia.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalist beaten up by 15 policemen, told to shut up

first_imgNews PeruAmericas March 31, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist beaten up by 15 policemen, told to shut up February 10, 2017 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today protested against the beating which journalist Víctor Abel del Castillo Saavedra of TV Sur Canal 9 and several friends received on 26 March in a public square in the southeastern city of Cuzco from 15 policemen after being told to disperse and to stop talking.”We condemn the violence and cowardliness of this assault by state agents, and the simultaneous harassment of the victim, and we hope the police involvement does not mean it will go unpunished or the case will dropped,” the press freedom organization said, calling on the police to take the appropriate disciplinary measures.Del Castillo was in Nazarenas square in Cuzco conversing with several friends when five policemen told them to disperse. As they were in a public place, they refused to comply. Five minutes later, 10 more policemen arrived and all of the police began to beat Del Castillo and his friends violently in front of everyone in the square. Del Castillo sustained several bruises.Even if it has not been established that the assault was premeditated or linked to Del Castillo’s work as a journalist, the police threatened him with reprisals if he “continued to talk.” The Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS), a Peruvian press freedom organization, believes that this threat alluded to his investigation into the alleged payment of bribes to journalists to praise Cuzco mayor Carlos Valencia Miranda. News News News Help by sharing this information Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elitescenter_img Organisation China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting April 1, 2020 Find out more to go further PeruAmericas December 4, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Peru Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Receive email alertslast_img read more

2016 Football Preview: Lancers To Rebuild Image with Coach Maher’s Return

first_imgSports 2016 Football Preview: Lancers To Rebuild Image with Coach Maher’s Return By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 7:01 pm Make a comment Lancers in action during their pre-season scrimmage last Saturday at Robinson Stadium, image by Richard Quinton.Lean times in recent years for the Pasadena City College football team have put the Lancers program in a re-boot mode. With Tom Maher making a second tour of duty as head coach, PCC hopes to find success in 2016 in a new conference. Pasadena will play in the newly formed SCFA Metro League as part of the American Division.The league is a far cry from the Mission Conference, which was arguably the most powerful grouping in state history with two smash-mouth divisions of the SoCal region’s best teams back in the 1990s and mid-2000s during Maher’s first tour at PCC (1996-2004). Now many teams inside the Metro are opponents who in recent seasons were in the Lancers’ early non-conference scheduling–Glendale, LA Southwest, El Camino College-Compton Center, and East Los Angeles. West LA and Santa Ana, another former Mission foe, make up the rest of the “league.”The Lancers return just seven players from the ’15 squad that won two games. One of those returners is All-SCFA Second Team selection and quarterback Jett Even, who passed for 2,019 yards and 17 touchdowns last season.Maher’s blue-chip recruit also is a quarterback in redshirt freshman Jesse Hanckel, who originally earned a scholarship to Fresno State. The 6-foot-4, 202-pounder set all of Village Christian High’s passing records and has all the tools to be a great one, according to Maher.“Hanckel is as good as I’ve seen at this level,” he said. “He has size, a powerful arm and is an accurate thrower. It will be fun to watch him develop here. Jett, as a returner, will see action and gives us an option threat. We’re lucky to have two guys we can turn to help us lead the offense.”PCC’s wide receiving corps is paced by Yusef Muhammad (from Potomac High in Maryland) and letterman Rasheem Whitfield, who caught 15 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. Oharjee Brown (Burbank High), Drevontae Armstrong (Palmdale), and Joseph Gregory (Foley, Alabama) are also in the WR mix. At tight end, the Lancers have three performers in Jordan Bruner (Palo Verde, Las Vegas), Jordan Jones (A.B. Miller), and KJ Turner (Jefferson County HS, Georgia).At running back, Ty’rant Davis (5-11, 198, Norwalk High) looks to be getting the most reps in practices followed by James Shaw (South Gate) and Jacob Fimbres (Sonora). At fullback, sophomore Demarco Munoz (Rosemead), converted from the defensive line, Francisco Gallegos (South Gate) and Anthony Bakhshi, the Rio Hondo League Player of the Year from South Pasadena High are jockeying for time.PCC’s offensive line is shaping up to be an all freshmen group with Michael Medina (6-4, 340, Bernstein HS) at right guard, Davaughn Bennett (6-3, 272, Garfield) at right tackle, “Bubba” Joseph Wittner (Warren HS) at center, Alex Gutierrez (6-0, 270, Bishop Amat) at left guard, and Art Rios (6-3, 320, Roosevelt) at left tackle.On defense, sophomore safety Kendell Jefferson, third on the team in tackles last year with 54 along with two interceptions, landed the coveted No. 1 jersey as a top-flight secondary talent. Other safeties are Raysean Clayton (Garfield HS), Adrian Morrow (El Toro), and Ty Apana-Purcell (from Mililani, Hawaii). At cornerback, Armon Easley (Cathedral), Marquis Williams (Garfield), Jshoun Wolfe (El Toro) and returning sophomore Luis Luna, one interception and a team-best four pass break-ups, all are in the rotation.Maher is high on frosh outside linebacker Tyler Poythress (6-2, 206, East Coweta, Georgia), who is a strong tackler and a possible pass rushing threat. Sophomore Daniel Moreno, a transfer from Compton, is a starter as well at OLB and is the team’s long snapper. Domoinique Snelson (Garfield) is also on the outside. At inside linebacker, Matt Terlizzi (Bishop Amat) and Jasper Chavez (Rosemead) will see time along with Elyjah Hoapili-Kreutz, a letterman who had 19 tackles and forced two fumbles for PCC last year.Maybe the team’s most talented group is the defensive line with Daeqwan Bailey (6-3, 310, Sanderson, North Carolina), David Keshishyan (Ribet Academy), and Adrian Huerta (West Covina) at tackle, and Quentin Asberry (Heritage HS), Zephaniyah Sanford (Camp Kilpatrick), and Rene Rubalcava (Diamond Ranch) at the ends.On special teams, the kicking and punting duties will be entrusted to Enrique Lozano (6-2, 210, Montebello High), who made a long field goal in the team’s pre-season scrimmage v. Fullerton last Saturday. The returners have yet to be decided.Maher talked about his time away from the sideline after serving as a recruiting coordinator for Fullerton for more than a decade.“The big thing for me is wanting to help,” he said. “It’s one thing to bring kids into a program, but you want to be able to teach and guide these players as they develop at the community college level. It’s exciting to be back at head coach and I really will strive to bring PCC back to some of the winning ways we had in the early 2000s. It didn’t get much better than our 2001 Mission Conference champion team. I still believe we had the best team in the state that year.”The Lancers open the 2016 season on Saturday, Sept. 3 as they visit a former Mission foe–pre-season No. 2 state-ranked Long Beach City College. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at Veterans Stadium. 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New Home Sales Rebound in April

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / New Home Sales Rebound in April Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago May 23, 2014 815 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Census Bureau Home Prices Home Sales HUD 2014-05-23 Tory Barringer  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago New Home Sales Rebound in April The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Census Bureau Home Prices Home Sales HUD New home sales rebounded in April following a dismal March report, signaling a late start to an active spring selling season.According to estimates released Friday by the Commerce Department, sales of new single-family homes last month were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000, a 6.4 percent improvement over March’s upwardly revised rate of 407,000. March sales were originally reported at 384,000.Mark Vitner, senior economist and managing director at Wells Fargo, said more favorable weather may have helped boost sales, noting that the Midwest—where transactions rocketed up 47.4 percent—has enjoyed a mild tornado season relative to historical norms.Growth in the South was slow at only 3.1 percent compared to March, while activity was flat in the West. Meanwhile, the Northeast saw a 26.7 percent drop in sales over the month.Compared to last year, new home sales at the national level fell 4.2 percent short. Analysts anticipate this season will be milder than last year, when mortgage rates were just coming off of all-time lows and homes were comparatively more affordable.“We were hoping we’d be a lot better than we were a year ago, so there’s a lot of disappointment, but we have to have stronger job growth than we’ve had,” Vitner said. “I think when we get the May numbers, we’ll be back even or slightly ahead.”The Commerce Department reported the median price of new houses sold in April was $275,800, down nearly $6,000 compared to March. The average price was $320,100, down $6,600.Meanwhile, the stock of new homes available for sale at the end of April was a seasonally adjusted 192,000, representing a supply of 5.3 months at the current sales rate. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Chicago-area Homes Sell Faster with Higher Prices in April Next: Is the United States Primed for Economic Growth? Subscribelast_img read more

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first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Industry Pulse 2017-08-17 Brianna Gilpin Wells Fargo announced Wednesday that they would be taking various Board refreshment actions, including naming Elizabeth Duke as Independent Chair, a decision that was decided upon unanimously. Duke succeeds Stephen W. Sanger on January 1, 2018 after his retirement. Wells Fargo said Sanger will assist in the transition until his retirement. “This company is going to end up being a better bank than it would have been without this incredible wakeup call,” Duke said. “It had been so successful for so long it was difficult to recognize the need for change.”_______________________________________________________________________________________Black Knight Financial Services announced the launch of its Black Knight Index Suite, a series of indices expanding on its existing Home Price Index (HPI). The series was created to provide insights into the housing and mortgage markets with comprehensive depth, coverage, and currency. The improved series now includes support for three-digit ZIP codes for easier matching with Credit Risk Transfer data, as well as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae single-family mortgage performance data. It also provides historical monthly home price movements; HPI forecast scenarios, and time coverage extending back to 1975. The forthcoming HLI will provide previously unavailable insights into the supply side of the housing market._______________________________________________________________________________________LenderLive Network LLC, a unit of LenderLive Holdings, Inc., announced Tuesday that Sherry Valladares has joined their team as Correspondent Lending Regional Account Manager. Valladares will cover the northeast area and work with both new and existing clients, including mortgage banks, community banks, and credit unions that are currently participating or are prospective participants in their LenderLive correspondent program. Valladares will report directly to SVP and National Sales Manager Bob Kallio. Valladares spots more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry including background in secondary, operations, origination, and underwriting._______________________________________________________________________________________Formerly Hope LoanPort, HLP recently announced Mark Cole as their new President and CEO as well as member of the HLP board of directors. Cole is an industry veteran who has devoted his career to the nonprofit sector. Prior to his being named as President and CEO, Cole served as HLP’s EVP and Chief Strategy Officer since 2014. Before his roles at HLP, Cole served as a senior-level executive for more than 25 years in the nonprofit financial counseling sector, most recently as CEO for the nation’s second largest nonprofit credit counseling agency. He succeeds Cam Malchiorre, an HLP co-founder who left after six years as CEO to become the president of IndiSoft, HLP’s technology partner._______________________________________________________________________________________Equifax Inc.recently announced an almost 20-year company veteran is now leading its marketing team. Laura Wilbanks was appointed as Equifax’s new Chief Marketing Officer, succeeding Trey Loughran, who recently assumed the role of President of United States Information Solutions (USIS). Wilbanks first joined the company in 1998 as a business development lead for the telecommunications vertical. Just two years later, she was named VP of Equifax. In 2013, Wilbanks was named SVP and Senior Marketing Officer of USIS, where she, most notably, transformed the general marketing approach by creating tailored industry vertical marketing teams to drive targeted go-to market approaches, which helped drive innovation to its highest level in USIS and resulted in one of the strongest USIS Vitality Indexes since its beginning. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: The Industry Pulse Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Which companies are merging, and what professionals are moving? See some highlights in this update of the housing and mortgage industries. Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News August 17, 2017 996 Views Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Fourth Time’s the Charm? Next: JPMorgan CEO on Trumplast_img read more