MONTREAL – The 27 communities that ring Hudson Bay are scheduled to meet Tuesday for the first time to talk about climate change, environmental protection and the impact of development in their vast and complex region.“It’s always been the Arctic region that falls through the cracks,” said Joel Heath, a scientist with the Arctic Eider Society, which is helping organize the inaugural Hudson Bay Summit.Responsibility for Hudson Bay and its shorelines is divided between Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Nunavut, as well as the federal government. There are also at least five land claims that cover the region, all of which have overlapping agreements.The communities are also divided by the difficulty of travelling between them. The group will meet in Montreal because it’s easier to get there than any of the towns or hamlets along the coast.“In order for people from west Hudson Bay to get to a community in east Hudson Bay, we’re talking three days of travel,” Heath said.That makes it tough to get together on issues that concern everyone around the world’s second-largest bay. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t common problems, said Heath.The bay and its shoreline face development pressures from three major industrial development plans.Quebec’s Plan Nord, Ontario’s Ring of Fire and Manitoba’s Arctic Bridge would all increase mineral, energy, tourism and transportation impacts.Those proposals come on top of changes already underway.Vast hydro reservoirs in Quebec are storing freshwater that used to pour into the bay in spring and releasing it instead in the winter to generate power for southern cities. Heath has found a layer of freshwater 25 metres deep all along Hudson Bay’s eastern coast.Climate change is altering the region’s sea ice, used by everyone and everything from polar bears to community members trying to hunt and travel safely.Heath said delegates at the conference will talk about a connected network of protected areas, as Canada strives to meet its goal of conserving 17 per cent of its land and inland waters as well as 10 per cent of its oceans by 2020.Delegates will also talk about restoring damaged coastlines and implementing locally based environmental monitoring that can be shared between communities.Heath said communities also want future development to be assessed in the context of overall impacts.“It was clear that environmental assessment was being done piecemeal for some of those (previous) projects. There needs to be co-ordination and some form of working together to overcome those barriers.”Heath said the communities hope to form a consortium that can meet at least regionally on a regular basis. The jigsaw of jurisdictions that look after the enormous area have to start working together, Heath said.“Those lines aren’t actually out there that people create. The animals and the water don’t care.”— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow him on Twitter at @row1960
APTN National NewsLast week off the north coast of British Columbia a Japanese ship full of coal ran aground on the very route proposed by Enbridge for tankers shipping tarsands bitumen to Asian markets.There was no environmental damage this time, but local First Nations say it’s yet even more proof the waterways around their traditional territory are too treacherous for super tankers carrying oil.APTN’s Rob Smith has this story.
New Delhi: A 40-year-old woman suffered head injuries on Tuesday after her saree got stuck in a carriage door of a Delhi Metro train as it was about to leave a station, due to which she got dragged on the platform.The victim, Gita, was travelling with her daughter when the incident took place at the Moti Nagar metro station on the Blue Line. “Gita and my daughter were travelling from Nawada. They got off at the Moti Nagar station when the ‘pallu’ of Gita’s saree got stuck in the closing door. As a result, she got dragged for some distance on the platform,” her husband Jagdish Prasad said. Gita, a housewife, suffered injuries on her head and was rushed to a nearby hospital, Prasad added. “I got a call from my daughter who told me about the incident. One of the commuters had pressed the emergency button to alert the driver for stopping the train,” he said.
The Ministry Of Health has issued has imposed a maximum retail prices for stents,a statement said today.The Ministry Of Health said that the maximum retail price for bare metal stents has been reduced from Rs. 75,000 to Rs.24,000 and drug eluting stents from Rs. 350,000 to Rs.105,000.
A United Nations human rights expert has called for urgent action to stem an apparent increase in sexual violence against children in South Africa.In a preliminary report of his visit last month to the country, Juan Miguel Petit, the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, says that he found young children were being targeted as sexual partners in order to reduce the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. He also reports that children were being raped by individuals who believe that sex with a virgin will cure them from the disease.The Special Rapporteur recommends that the victims of sexual violence be given prophylaxis against HIV/AIDS in schools, shelters and police stations. In addition, he suggests that access to treatment, care and support be made available to children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.While noting that the country had many different and dedicated actors working on behalf of children’s rights, Mr. Petit also urges the creation of a collective structure, such as a multi-sectoral children’s ministry fully resourced with qualified staff, to act as a first entry point for abused children.Mr. Petit, who visited South Africa from 16 to 26 September at the Government’s invitation, met with various government officials, including those from the Department of Social Development and the Department of Health. He also visited shelters and drop-in centres for female and child victims of abuse and individuals seeking HIV/AIDS testing and counselling.The Special Rapporteur’s full report will be presented to the Geneva-based UN Commission on Human Rights at its next session in March.
TORONTO – The Toronto stock market dropped by triple digits and the loonie contracted sharply against the greenback after a pullback in commodity prices and a disappointing read on the economy from the Bank of Canada.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX index ended the day down 137.73 points at 13,704.19, with the health-care subsector posting the biggest loss on the day, down 6.41 per cent.Valeant Pharmaceuticals stock plunged 19.2 per cent to $154.21 on Wednesday after short-seller research firm Citron Research compared the Canadian pharmaceutical company to the collapsed energy giant Enron and accused it of creating a network of phantom pharmacies to fool auditors.The drug company denied the allegations.Valeant shares have fallen from a peak of $347.84 in August, with American political figures including Hillary Clinton turning their focus in the last month to price increases in the pharmaceutical industry.Kash Pashootan, portfolio manager at First Avenue Advisory in Ottawa, a Raymond James company, said investors can do all the research in the world but they can never really predict a company’s fortunes.“What you’re seeing is another reminder of why diversification is so important in any investing,” he said.In New York, the Dow Jones average of 30 stocks closed down 48.50 points at 17,168.61, while the broader S&P 500 index fell 11.83 points to 2,018.94 and the Nasdaq index dropped 40.85 points to 4,840.12.Pashootan said that ever since the American economy began to recover in 2010, North American equity markets have shown strong results.Now, he said, the market is changing as investors become more aware that those returns are unlikely to last.“After five years of phenomenal gains in the markets, especially the U.S. markets, it’s unrealistic to expect that for the next five years growth will come at the same magnitude,” he said.On the commodity markets, the December gold contract ended trading down $10.40 to US$1,167.10 an ounce, the December crude contract fell US$1.09 to US$45.20 a barrel and the November natural gas contract fell 7.2 cents to US$2.404 per thousand cubic feet.Pashootan said the oil market is still suffering from worldwide oversupply and that he foresees a rough time for oil company stocks as they continue to adjust to the lower oil price.Many oil companies have been protected by the long-term hedges they invest in as insurance against an oil price decline and many of those hedges are beginning to expire, he said.“Then they will really feel the impact of selling oil into a market at half the price of what they were used to selling it at,” Pashootan said.The loonie fell by 0.91 of a cent to 76.24 cents US.The Bank of Canada announced on Wednesday that it would keep its key overnight interest rate at 0.5 per cent.The bank said in its economic forecast that it will take several years for the Canadian economy to adjust to the impact of persistently low commodity prices. by Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 21, 2015 7:52 am MDT Last Updated Oct 21, 2015 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TSX down triple digits as loonie falls after downbeat Bank of Canada report
Ashley Baerg (in red) from Team Canada contemplates her next move during a wheelchair basketball game. Brock will co-host the Women’s U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships next month. The world is coming to Brock this summer.From July 15 to the 21, the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation will host the first-ever Women’s U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships here.The event, which is a milestone in the ongoing growth of international wheelchair basketball, is co-hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada and Brock.“Brock University is proud to be a part of this inaugural international tournament,” said Steven Pillar, Vice-President Finance and Administration. “This event represents an incredible opportunity for our students, our community, and our country. We look forward to hosting the games and welcoming the world to our University this summer.”Eight countries are participating in the tournament: Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the United States.“For the first time in the history of our sport, we get to showcase the talents of these elite young female wheelchair basketball athletes in a world-class championship,” said Wendy Gittins, event co-chair and executive director of Wheelchair Basketball Canada.The tournament’s website is primary source for the latest news, event information, ticketing, team rosters, schedules and game results.The site features a comprehensive social media hub with exclusive access to videos, photo galleries, contests, polls, and athlete blogs.Here’s a promotional video for the event:
Both credentials will be earned over four years – a process that would normally take seven. The program has been in development since 2008, and will welcome its first cohort in September, 2016. Steve Hudson (left), Niagara College’s Vice-President Academic, and Neil McCartney, Brock’s Vice-President Academic, sign a partnership that will bring a Bachelor’s degree and an advanced diploma in game development program to the University and College.Niagara College and Brock University have agreed to launch a unique partnership that will allow students to earn a Bachelor’s degree and an advanced diploma in game development in the space of four years.Under the GAME program, students will study at both institutions concurrently, and earn both an advanced diploma in Game Development from Niagara College, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Game Design or a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Game Programming from Brock University.Students in both the design and programming streams of the program will benefit from an educational partnership that combines the theoretical with the applied. The bachelor’s degree portion will provide a broad understanding of the creative and cultural context and history of games, and the programs, game platforms and design and production paradigms. The advanced diploma portion provides hands-on experience and applied skills in programming and design. As part of the shared curriculum, students from both streams will work together in their fourth year on a team-based game development project.“This is a great example of Niagara’s two postsecondary institutions coming together in a way that will benefit students and industry,” said Niagara College’s vice president, academic Steve Hudson, Ph.D. “Students will acquire the theoretical knowledge and applied skills required to succeed in this burgeoning industry, and these well-rounded graduates will drive further growth and innovation in the world of game development.”“We’re extremely pleased to start offering this collaborative program. Niagara has established itself as a great place to do business for video game developers, and that has meant a constant need for skilled designers and programmers,” said Brock University Vice-President, Academic Neil McCartney. “This new program will give students the best possible training and set them up for a career in a growing industry.”
YOU KNOW WHAT the working week means? Rules. Lots of rules.But now, the working week is at an end. And for some people, that means throwing caution to the wind.These people have had it up to here with the working week. And they’re not about to stop.All photos via Reddit/FirstWorldAnarchists.This individual who is SICK of your so-called ‘law’ Source: ImgurThis violent anarchist who’s been pushed past the point of fear by the 9 to 5 Source: ImgurThis guy who will not be told anymore Source: ImgurThe creator of this frying pan Source: ImgurThis soldier who’s done with being bossed around Source: ImgurThe broken, angry individual in control of this banana slicer Source: ImgurThis rebel who will NOT be fenced in any longer Source: ImgurThis supermarket shopper turned freedom fighter Source: ImgurThis dangerous maverick Source: ImgurThis frankly terrifying advent calendar nonconformist Source: ImgurThis guy who doesn’t care any longer Source: ImgurAnd this no-holds-barred anarchist. Source: ImgurAll photos via Reddit/FirstWorldAnarchistsGoogle’s ‘Happy Birthday’ doodle to itself is quite addictive>Irish singer goes viral with anti-homophobia music video>
Image: Shutterstock/hkhtt hj https://jrnl.ie/4809470 Short URL Saturday 14 Sep 2019, 10:16 AM Image: Shutterstock/hkhtt hj Share5 Tweet Email1 20 Comments 9,113 Views By AFP CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s The CIA hoped birds of prey could be trained for “emplacement” missions like dropping a listening device on a windowsill. IN EARLY 1974, Do Da was top in espionage class, on the way to becoming a high-flying CIA agent: he handled himself better in the rough, carried heavier loads, and could brush off attackers.But on his toughest-yet spy school test, he disappeared – done in by some of his own kind: ravens.The bird was a central figure in a decade-long US Central Intelligence Agency programme to train animals as agents, helping Washington fight the Cold War against the Soviet Union.On Thursday, the CIA released dozens of files from its tests on cats, dogs, dolphins and on birds from pigeons to some of the smartest: ravens and crows.It studied cats as possible loose-roaming listening devices – “audio surveillance vehicles” – and put electrical implants in dogs’ brains to see if they could be remotely controlled.Neither of those programmes went very far. More effort was put into training dolphins as potential saboteurs and helping spy on the Soviet Union’s development of a nuclear submarine fleet, perhaps the most potent challenge to US power in the mid-1960s.Projects Oxygas and Chirilogy sought to see if dolphins could be trained to replace human divers and place explosives on moored or moving vessels, sneak into Soviet harbours and leave in place acoustic buoys and rocket detection units, or swim alongside submarines to collect their acoustic signatures.Those programs, too, were given up, left to the US Navy which to this day makes use of dolphins and seals.Hawks and owlsBut what also grabbed the US spy chiefs’ imagination in the Cold War days was birds – pigeons, hawks, owls, crows and ravens, and even flocks of wild migratory birds.For the latter, the agency enlisted ornithologists to try to determine which birds regularly spent part of the year in the area of Shikhany in the Volga River Basin southeast of Moscow, where the Soviets operated a chemical weapons facility.The CIA saw the migratory birds as “living sensors” which, based on their feeding, would reveal what kinds of substances the Russians were testing, in their flesh.In the early 1970s, the CIA turned to birds of prey and ravens, hoping they could be trained for “emplacement” missions like dropping a listening device on a windowsill, and photo missions.In project Axiolite, bird trainers working on San Clemente island off southern California taught the birds to fly miles over the water between a boat and land.If the training went well, a chosen candidate would have a tough mission: being smuggled to Soviet Russia, where it would be released secretly in the field, tasked to fly 25 kilometers carrying a camera to snap pictures of a radar for SA-5 missiles, and fly back.They had red-tailed and Harris’s hawks, great horned owls, a vulture, and a cockatoo.It was not easy. A cockatoo was “a clever flyer” but “maybe too slow to avoid gull attacks”.Two falcons died from illness; another promising candidate lost feathers and trainers had to wait for it to molt and grow them back.‘Star’ of the projectThe most promising flyer was Do Da, the raven. In just three months, Do Da went from a successful 3/4-mile trip to six miles from shore to boat, and then four miles back to shore on the same day.He was the most promising candidate for the Russia mission, the “star of this project,” one scientist wrote, who figured out the right altitudes in the right winds, and acquired “sufficient guile to outwit the native ravens and gulls,” which hid for attacks on him.But on a training mission he was attacked by “the usual pair” of ravens – and was not seen again.The scientists were deeply dismayed. “He had a large bag of tricks and was loved by all,” one wrote.Pigeons over LeningradThe other major effort was with pigeons, used for over two millennia as messengers and to take photographs during World War I.The challenge was that pigeons work from home coops or roosts, places they are familiar with.The CIA needed them for missions in the Soviet Union, where they would fly between unfamiliar roosts and photo targets.The agency acquired hundreds of pigeons, testing them and cameras in areas around the United States to see if they could be trained on simulated paths.Soon the target became known: the shipyards in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) where the Soviets built nuclear submarines.After much training, the birds were brought to Washington for testing, and results were mixed.Some snapped perfect photos, but others flew out, with expensive cameras attached, and weren’t seen again. One was attacked by a hawk, and came back three weeks later with no camera.The documents don’t say if the Leningrad operation was attempted. But a 1978 review the CIA released made clear that there were too many questions about the birds’ reliability.- © AFP 2019 Sat 10:16 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
The Afro-American Newspaper held its annual Diversity in Careers and Education Expo, sponsored by BGE, on Sept. 22 in the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in downtown Baltimore. Over 1,000 people lined up for open positions at the 20 exhibitors.
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Tomorrow’s small business technology was on display at the recent 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.One great thing about the technology show, the largest on the planet, is that normally tight-lipped electronics makers willingly show their hands. Even the most secretive of the bunch — Dell Inc., Samsung Group and Microsoft Corp. — display unreleased products, early demos and other not-quite-to-market versions. The idea is to drive early buzz and, perhaps, success in the market. Most demos at this year’s show were strictly-for-consumer tablet computers, or advances in mobile devices. But some interesting pre-releases of tools small businesses can use were on hand. Here’s a look at three that were shown off.Mophie powerstand for iPad What it is: A sleek, pivoting, aluminum charging and syncing stand for the Apple iPad.Price: $99 – $129Why it’s notable: The Mophie powerstand is an attractive and professional solution for mounting an iPad so you or your employees don’t need two hands to use it. It does a good job of keeping your iPad ready for business. The double-hinged, rotating base has an adaptor that can both charge your iPad and sync it with a computer. That makes it easy to manage Web-based business software such as word processing, scheduling and even simple inventory systems. It isn’t hard to imagine a powerstand-enabled iPad service as an interactive terminal in professional services, health care or even a restaurant or hotel-management setting.What to consider: The powerstand is no breakthrough product. As attractive as it is, it is still a simple peripheral with roots in the consumer markets. It isn’t clear how durable the unit would be in high-traffic, retail settings. Also, security is a concern: The iPad just clips into the powerstand, making it an easy target for thieves.When to expect it: Late February 2011.Fujitsu Unnamed Tablet Computer What it is: A tablet PC aimed strictly at businesses.Price: Less than $1,000Why it’s notable: With this tablet, Fujitsu Inc., is addressing the limits of using a tablet in the work setting. This touch-based, Windows 7 slate PC sports work-friendly features such as legitimate security tools, a built-in cellular modem and enough sophisticated media connection options to support most sales functions, including popular video standards. Most importantly, the unit will come with a replaceable able battery. So while most consumer-grade tablets like the iPad simply die when the batteries run down, Fujitsu’s unit can keep going with a freshly charged battery.What to consider: Fujitsu is fighting for a niche in the dreadfully crowded tablet market — tablet computers may be the fastest to-commodity item ever produced. As well-outfitted as this tablet might be, it is unclear if the company can make an argument for the cost of such a tool.When to expect it: Summer 20113M MP180 Pocket ProjectorWhat it is: A palm-sized projector that can render a relatively bright image from any PC, mobile phone or table computer. Price: $449Why it’s notable: Ultra-portable projectors, called pico projectors in the trade press, are the salesperson’s ultimate secret weapon. Light and small enough to live in your travel bag, 3M’s MP180 produces a 30-inch diameter image that is respectably bright in daylight. The unit offers a PC screen-level of resolution, two-hour battery life and full support for the Microsoft Office suite of software. Plus it has enough internal memory to store everything but massive work files. With the MP180 you can carry your elevator pitch and actually use it in an elevator.What to consider: As flat-out effective as the MP180 is as an ad hoc sales tool, it is still a low-power projector that lacks the image quality of a first-quality business display system. It is not the thing to use for major presentations.When to expect it: Late-January 2011. January 26, 2011 4 min read Register Now »
News | Oncology Related Products | March 31, 2016 The History and Future of Cancer Immunotherapy Imaging will continue to be used for response assessment as new therapies continue to develop Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more March 31, 2016 — In a paper published in Nature Reviews last week, Axel Hoos, M.D., Ph.D., laid out the current immunotherapy development paradigm, as well as his strategic vision to optimize the implementation of next-generation immunotherapies.Immunotherapy is currently revolutionizing cancer treatment and, according to Axel Hoos, M.D., Ph.D., has the potential to improve patient outcomes significantly in the future. Hoos leads one of the Cancer Research Institute’s (CRI) programs — the Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium (CIC) — that played an important role in enabling early immunotherapy trials to succeed.Imaging is often used to monitor patient response to this therapy, but there is difficulty in measuring treatment response because it presents very differently than traditional chemotherapy response. The tumors sometimes increase in size for a couple of months before the treatment begins to shrink tumors over time. The tumor tissue response is also often delayed and may be mistaken as ineffective in the first couple months of monitoring.Under the leadership of Hoos, who also serves as GlaxoSmithKline’s head of immuno-oncology, the CIC initiatives highlighted how two important factors were complicating immunotherapy trials. First, immunotherapy can produce novel responses that are not accounted for in the traditional response criteria developed for chemotherapy. Second, immunotherapy’s differential effects on clinical endpoints, such as survival, need to be addressed. In addition to the development of new immune-related response criteria (irRC), Hoos also believes that the CIC’s insights helped to transform the development program for the first checkpoint blockade immunotherapy drug, the anti-CTLA-4 antibody ipilimumab (Yervoy), which unleashes the immune system and enables a stronger anti-cancer response.With the help of the new immunotherapy-related criteria, early trials employing ipilimumab as well as other checkpoint blockade drugs, such as the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and nivolumab (Opdivo), paved the way for immunotherapy to improve the standard of care in cancer treatment. Furthermore, these stimulated cooperative efforts in the immunotherapy community that directly influenced the regulatory guidance documents of both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).Moving forward, Hoos hopes that the CIC, which has since been reconstituted as an industry advisory “think tank” focused on late-stage drug development, can build on these accomplishments. According to him, several factors will drive the efforts to usher in the next generation of immunotherapies — including technologies such as cancer vaccines, re-engineered oncolytic viruses and cell-based therapies — as well as to maximize the benefits of current immune-based drugs:First, immunotherapy has already started to change the standard of care in oncology, both in significant improvements in survival as well as side effects. This will substantially change the treatment landscape and will require careful integration of immunotherapies into current treatment strategies as new information becomes available;Second, there is still room to improve the criteria by which clinicians can determine successful patient responses to immunotherapy;Third, not all patients respond to the same treatment the same way. To ensure each patient receives the most beneficial treatment for their particular tumors, better immune biomarkers must be developed;Fourth, while individual immunotherapies have already produced clinical improvements, early trials with combination therapies suggest that benefits can be improved. Determining rational strategies for combination therapies will be a high priority moving forward; andFifth, novel immunotherapy technologies already present much promise, and by incorporating recent scientific breakthroughs into the design of treatments, their effectiveness will continue to improve patient outcomes in the future.Immunotherapy was declared the Breakthrough of the Year by Science in 2013. To ensure that immunotherapy realizes its full potential, much more must be learned about the immune system, cancer, and their interactions within the complex and ever-changing tumor environments of individual patients.For more information: www.nature.com/reviews FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Share Yahoo! Inc.’s former CFO and interim CEO has joined Auction.com as CFO and EVP, the real estate marketplace announced.According to Auction.com, Tim Morse will work out of the company’s Silicon Valley office, overseeing financial operations and growth strategies. He is currently working with outgoing CFO Bruce Felt to help ease the transition.Morse’s appointment comes weeks after Auction.com announced a $50 million investment from Google Capital as part of a strategic partnership focused on expanding the company’s share of the global real estate marketplace.“As we position ourselves for a new phase of growth, Tim’s expertise and experience with fast-growing technology companies are important additions to the Auction.com management team,” said Jeff Frieden, Auction.com’s CEO and co-founder. “We will rely heavily on his leadership as we expand our ongoing efforts to transform how real estate is bought and sold.”Morse has a history of aiding technology companies in implementing growth strategies. After leaving Yahoo! in 2012, he joined Adap.tv, where he led the firm’s initial public offering (IPO) efforts to near conclusion. The company was acquired by AOL shortly before going public.In addition, he spent 15 years at General Electric (GE), moving up through progressively greater financial leadership positions. Before leaving the company in 2007, he served as CFO and general manager of business development for GE plastics.“Auction.com is a game-changer for both the real estate industry and e-commerce,” Morse said. “Real estate represents the largest financial transactions that most businesses and individuals will make. It’s truly exciting to help make that process more fair and equitable.” May 5, 2014 413 Views in News, Technology Auction.com Movers & Shakers 2014-05-05 Tory Barringer Former Yahoo! Exec Joins Auction.com
More homeowners regained equity in their home in the first quarter, reflecting improving home prices, fewer distressed borrowers, and increased principal repayment.CoreLogic’s first quarter Equity Report showed that 268,000 homeowners regained equity in the first quarter of 2016, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity to approximately 46.7 million, or 92 percent of all mortgaged properties. According to the report, home equity increased by $762 billion from the first quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of 2016. Another 800,000 would see equity rise if home prices rose another 5 percent. “In just the last four years, equity for homeowners with a mortgage has nearly doubled to $6.9 trillion,” said Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic. “The rapid increase in home equity reflects the improvement in home prices, dwindling distressed borrowers and increased principal repayment. These are all positive factors that will provide support to both household balance sheets and the overall economy.”On the negative equity front, 4 million properties, or 8 percent of all homes were underwater or upside down in the first quarter, CoreLogic reported. These borrowers owe more on their home than the home is worth, typically because of falling home values, an increase in mortgage debt, or both. This number is down 6.2 percent quarter-over-quarter from 4.3 million homes, or 8.5 percent, in the fourth quarter of 2015, and a decrease of 21.5 percent year over year from 5.1 million homes, or 10.3 percent, compared with first quarter of 2015.At the end of the first quarter, the national aggregate value of negative equity was $299.5 billion, down $11.8 billion, or 3.8 percent, from $311.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015. Year-over-year, the value of negative equity declined overall from $340 billion in the first quarter of 2015, an 11.8 percent decrease in 12 months.Under-equitied homes, or those with less than 20 percent equity, are among 9.1 million, or 18 percent, of the 50 million homes with a mortgage, CoreLogic said. In addition, 1.1 million, or 2.2 percent, have less than 5 percent equity, also called near-negative equity. “Borrowers who are under-equitied may have a difficult time refinancing their existing homes or obtaining new financing to sell and buy another home due to underwriting constraints. Borrowers with near-negative equity are considered at risk of moving into negative equity if home prices fall,” CoreLogic said in the report.“More than 1 million homeowners have escaped the negative equity trap over the past year. We expect this positive trend to continue over the balance of 2016 and into next year as home prices continue to rise,” said Anand Nallathambi, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “Nationally, the CoreLogic Home Price Index was up 5.5 percent year over year through the first quarter. If home values rise another 5 percent uniformly across the U.S., the number of underwater borrowers will fall by another one million during the next year.” Homeowners Emerge From Negative Equity Trap June 9, 2016 522 Views Share CoreLogic homeowners Negative Equity 2016-06-09 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Market Studies, News
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