North Carolina protests confront Clinton, Trump

first_imgOn July 5, protests confronted both capitalist presidential candidates, who were holding campaign rallies in North Carolina.In Charlotte, N.C., Hillary Clinton spoke alongside President Barack Obama at the first joint rally the two have held. They both spoke on the necessity of stopping Donald Trump and lauded their own supposedly progressive positions on immigration and other issues. After their formal talks, they came to greet people who had filled the overflow space at the Charlotte Convention Center to capacity.A group of teachers and students with the #Not1More coalition held up a banner that read, “Release them now, stop deporting our students, #FreeWildin” and chanted, “Stop deportations!” Their action stopped Clinton’s remarks to the overflow audience.The #Not1More group demands a moratorium on deportations, the immediate release of the 12 students who are currently being held in detention centers by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for Hillary Clinton to stay true to her promise of ending the raids that seize students for deportation.Currently, ICE is holding nine students from North Carolina and three from Georgia in detention. In total, these students have been in ICE facilities for the past six months. Wildin Acosta — one of the students from Durham, N.C. — was sentenced to 45 days of solitary confinement for helping an inmate translate a letter into English.Recent graduate Diana Vieyra, who was protesting, told Workers World she participated because, “I felt it was important for me, as an undocumented student, who had the privilege of graduating high school, that the 12 other students held in detention centers by ICE be given the same opportunity.” She urged Clinton to follow through on her promise, saying, “Hillary has come out against the immigration raids, as well as met with Dreamers, but it’s now time for her to actually meet our demands.”Defy thunderstorm to condemn TrumpLater that same day, racist billionaire Donald Trump held a campaign rally at Memorial Auditorium in downtown Raleigh, N.C. Despite heavy thunderstorms, people held a spirited rally directly in front of the venue for several hours.Chants of “No Trump! No KKK! No racist, fascist USA!” and “Hey hey! Ho ho! Deportations have got to go!” rang out and confronted the crowd as they filed out of the auditorium at the end of the rally. A brief standoff ensued as Trump supporters shouted racist slogans and chants at the demonstrators, who refused to give up any ground.Many from North Carolina are planning to mobilize to join protests in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention and in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention, later this month. Both Trump and Clinton have also made it clear that they will be returning often to the state until the elections in November — and organizers have announced their intentions to organize protests to disrupt, confront and shut down these rallies of the capitalist candidates every time and anywhere they are held in the state.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Is Another Recession on the Horizon?

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: GDP Recessions U.S. Economy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago While many analysts expected economic growth to be weak in the first quarter, no one expected it to be as weak as it actually was.The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) “advance” estimate for the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate in Q1 reported a rate of 0.5 percent for the quarter. And while Q1 has had its problems in recent years—the GDP grew at only 0.7 percent for the first quarter of 2015, then shot up to 3.9 percent for Q2—none were expecting it to be that low.GDP growth was 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015.According to the BEA, the slow Q1 GDP growth reflected a larger decrease in nonresidential fixed investment, a deceleration in personal consumption expenditures (PCEs), a downturn in federal government spending, an upturn in reports, and larger decreases in primary inventory investment. These factors were partially offset by an upturn in local government spending and an acceleration in residential fixed investment, according to the BEA.“Our forecast was about 0.7 growth and it came in at 0.5,” said Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan. “People’s expectations had adjusted toward that. The good news in there was that housing actually increased its contribution, and that’s consistent with our forecast. The thing I think people continue to be disappointed with is the consumption numbers and the business fixed investment numbers were quite weak. That’s actually not surprising, given that corporate profits have fallen over the last several months, and companies typically don’t invest when profits are falling.”Duncan added that is a risk component of the economic picture going forward, there is a “pretty high correlation between a decline in profits and a recession, even though most people don’t have that in their forecast at the moment.”With the GDP growth that low, is a recession in the cards for the near term? Capital Economics said the likelihood is low.“Following on from the 1.4 percent gain in the final quarter of last year, (growth of less than 1 percent) suggests the U.S. economy lost more momentum and could be headed for a full-blown downturn,” Capital Economics said in a recent report. “The risk of a recession this year is still relatively low, however, particularly as the improvement in the activity surveys points to a rebound in GDP growth soon.”There will be two more estimates for Q1 GDP growth; one will be released in late May and one in late June. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago GDP Recessions U.S. Economy 2016-04-28 Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Is Another Recession on the Horizon? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Is Another Recession on the Horizon? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Closing the Gap: Achieving Diversity in Housing Finance Next: Carrington: Delivering the Real Estate Goods Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 28, 2016 1,131 Views Subscribelast_img read more

The Industry Pulse: Providers and Firms Announce Additions

first_img Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others.  Print This Post The Industry Pulse: Providers and Firms Announce Additions Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Providers and Firms Announce Additions The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago BSI Financial Services, a mortgage-centric financial services company, announced today that it has hired Michael Bugbee as VP of Client Success. He will lead the company’s broader strategy to better align the delivery of its robust and client-centric focus with the expanding needs of BSI’s growing primary and specialty servicer client base.”Michael’s depth of knowledge and expertise in the agency and specialty servicing space is consistent with our core value of providing a world-class client experience,” said Allen Price, SVP of sales and marketing at BSI Financial. “We’re excited to have Michael join the BSI team.” April 9, 2021 1,459 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago “It is exciting to grow our leadership team as we continue to focus on our primary and specialty servicing clients,” Lawrence said.Bugbee replaces Mike Whitfield, who will transition into a senior project management role to focus on several key initiatives throughout the company. To ensure client success continuity and a smooth transition, Whitfield will continue to work with Bugbee over the next several weeks.With nearly 20 years of experience, Bugbee worked for more than a decade at Mr. Cooper/Nationstar Mortgage, where he held a variety of roles but more recently leading a team of client managers responsible for portfolios totaling 300,000 units with a UPB of $86 billion. Before that, he worked for over seven years at Freddie Mac as a portfolio manager.”I’m delighted to lead BSI’s client success delivery model and look forward to further enhancing the client management experience,” Bugbee said. “I believe my mortgage background in operations, client and portfolio management makes me well suited for this critical role.”_____________________________________________________________________________________Codilis & Associates, P.C. (C&A), an end-to-end creditors’ rights and real estate law firm established to serve the needs of mortgage lenders and servicers, is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Anselmo as Managing Attorney of Real Estate.Prior to joining Codilis, Anselmo was an attorney with the Illinois office of Diaz Anselmo & Associates P.A., a multi-state creditor’s rights firm, and brings with him nine years of default servicing experience. Anselmo practices in the areas of real estate law, including REO closings and title. In his new role, Anselmo will serve as Managing Attorney of Real Estate out of the Burr Ridge, Illinois, office location of the Codilis Family of Firms.On joining the Codilis Family of Firms, Anselmo stated, “I am extremely pleased to be joining a firm with such a resoundingly positive reputation, and for having the opportunity to take part in this dynamic teams’ solidarity. I look forward to incorporating my experience to only enhance Codilis’ real estate department’s successes.”Adam Codilis, President of Codilis & Associates, P.C., stated, “Michael will make a great addition to the Codilis team with his fresh perspectives and established industry know-how—we know he’ll become an asset to the Codilis firms, and we’re excited to add him to our ranks.”____________________________________________________________________________________Mortgage Connect LP, a national mortgage services provider for the nation’s largest financial institutions, investors, servicers, and GSEs, announced Ian Morgan as Chief Information Security Officer. Morgan comes to Mortgage Connect with a robust amount of mortgage and financial services experience. With over 24 years’ experience working in Information Technology, Morgan brings diverse and unique expertise to the company.“Ian’s extensive knowledge coupled with his ‘roll your sleeves up and jump in mentality’ makes him a perfect fit for our organization,” said Gabe Minton, EVP, Chief Information Officer, Mortgage Connect. “Ian believes value is achieved through meaningful interaction with others and promoting leadership by example.”Morgan comes to Mortgage Connect from Covius Holdings, where he served as Chief Information Security Officer. He brings a differentiating resume in I.T., focused on a diverse mixture of network and system engineering, systems administration, development, and architecting secure information systems.Morgan embraces the ever-changing world of technology, consistently working to stay ahead of the curve. He holds CISSP and CSSLP certifications from ISC2, along with other notable certifications including ITIL, MCSE, CCNA, AWS Foundations and is a certified Scrum Master. Morgan, who has a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Information Technology Management with Cybersecurity Specialty from Colorado State University. He is also a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: BSI Financial’s New VP of Client Success Next: The Importance of Single-Family Green Mortgage-Backed Securities Sign up for DS News Daily 2021-04-09 Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

UN delegation holds talks with President Moise in Haiti

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, –  A United Nations delegation has held talks with President Jovenel Moise as it prepares to provide the UN Secretary General António Guterres with an assessment of the situation in that country ahead of the UN Security Council meeting in April.The UN Security Council is due to meet on April 15 to determine the most appropriate configuration of the United Nations presence on the island.Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, who is heading the delegation that includes Miroslav Jenča, Under-Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia is conducting a strategic mission to assess the various options following the planned withdrawal of the United Nations Mission in Support of Justice (Minujusth), whose mandate ends on October 15, this year.Discussions re UN’s continued engagement“We came to discuss with you, Mr. President, the continuation of the UN’s engagement in Haiti, as well as your priorities, your development projects and determine, together, how the United Nations can accompany Haiti in its quest for development,” Lacroix said.Moise during the meeting questioned the logic of keeping the peace under the aegis of chapter 7, as it pertains to the stabilization of the country.No more foreign armed forces “There will be no more chapter 7, no more armed foreign forces on the Haitian territory. This will be in the past,” he said.Moïse also reported on the ongoing economic, political and social dialogue, as well as the Government’s continued implementation of the development prerequisites of energy, road, educational and health the obligation to make major structural reforms to enable the state to provide more basic services and attract domestic and foreign direct investment.He also took the opportunity to remind the delegation of the need for a firm and formal commitment of the UN for the elimination of cholera in Haiti.The delegation, which ends its visit here on Sunday, will meet with representatives of various national institutions, civil society, as well as Minujusth staff.last_img read more

Five debutants start for Black Stars

first_imgFive players get to make their Africa Cup of Nations debut after being named in Ghana’s starting line up to face DR Congo in Group B on Sunday.Kick off is at 15:00 (17:00GMT).Goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, Jerry Akaminko, Mubarak Wakaso, Albert Adomah and Christian Atsu all start for the Black Stars at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.Kwadwo Asamoah will continue at left-back for Ghana as Akaminko partners John Boye in central defence.Captain Asamoah Gyan leads the line for Ghana.Ghana line up: Fatau Dauda, John Paintsil, Kwadwo Asamoah, John Boye, Jerry Akaminko, Derek Boateng, Albert Adomah, Agyemang Badu, Asamoah Gyan, Mubarak Wakasu, Christian Atsu.last_img