Community behind Lankan family to be deported from US

The family has collected over 5,500 signatures on their petition to try to get their father released from a detention center. Friends in their community can give testimony to their character. As a deportation date nears for a San Antonio family with roots in Sri Lanka, friends in their local community came together to try to get the attention of their local congressman.Their message is a simple and clear one they hope Congressman Joaquin Castro will hear, kens5.com reported. “So we are trying to call on congressman Castro and other folks in the community to really step up and to see the support that the family has and to take action to make sure that they can stay here,” said Mohammad Abdollahi of RACIES Texas. Kevin Randenyia and his family are thankful for all of the support.“It makes me feel good that I’ve got people watching my back and are willing to go out on a limb to help me through our time of trouble,” Randenyia said.We contacted ICE on why the father, Saman, was detained for deportation back on December 1st. “I know they are a good family and they’re not trying to hurt anybody and I really want their family to be able to be together,” Christina Espinosa said.“I just think the compassionate and the gospel thing to do is to let them stay,” a friend said. “They are good people.” They released this statement reading in part: Mr. Randeniya was issued a final order of removal by a federal immigration judge on Nov. 2, 2006. Since then he’s appealed his case to both the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which have both dismissed his case. His most recent stay of removal application was submitted in October 2015 which was denied.But the family says that despite a denial, they will still try to stay in the country and city they know as home.“We’re just hoping we can get through this.” read more

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In a globalized world music fragments take unexpected roads

NEW YORK — At my son’s fourth birthday party, a classmate presented him with a toy recycling truck. Atop it was a button that, when pushed, uncorked a familiar tune with the words: “To the dump, to the dump, to the dump dump dump!” An adult nearby heard the melody and said, “Hey?— that’s the ‘Lone Ranger’ theme song.”Well, yes and no. It is indeed the fanfare to the famed 1950s TV series. But before that it was something even more venerable?— the William Tell Overture, by a 19th-century Italian composer named Gioachino Rossini.So goes the story of modern music. A century of near-continuous recording, packaging, repackaging, riffing and?— more recently?— ?the technical ability for anyone to create cultural collage and sample all facets of creative expression, has turned our musical reservoir into a collection of quotations. Millions of snippets, words and music sit at the ready, waiting to be recruited into the service of something new.Or, occasionally, retooled into something legally actionable.On Monday, a federal jury decided unanimously that pop star Katy Perry and her record label had, with her song “Dark Horse,” copied a 2009 Christian rap song called “Joyful Noise” released by an artist named Marcus Gray.Perry’s lawyer, Christine Lepera, had taken issue with this line of thinking, saying that “they’re trying to own basic building blocks of music, the alphabet of music that should be available to everyone.”Legal arguments aside, those basic building blocks — the “alphabet of music” — are responsible for producing huge chunks of the American songbook in ways far more fundamental than most listeners realize.The likes of Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones built their repertoires by plundering traditional Delta Blues. Bob Dylan made his name remixing the folk canon in innovative ways; “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall,” for instance, is a direct descendant of a centuries-old British ballad called “Lord Randall.” Simon and Garfunkel’s “Scarborough Fair,” with its “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,” traces back straight through American mountain folklore to British tradition.Think you’re familiar with the 1970 Steve Miller Band classic “The Joker” and its lyrics, “You’re the cutest thing that I ever did see/I really love your peaches, wanna shake your tree”? North Carolinian Charlie Poole, one of America’s seminal early country musicians, recorded a jaunty song in 1930 called “If the River Was Whiskey,” which included this line:“I was born in Alabama, raised in Tennessee,if you don’t like my peaches, don’t shake on my tree.”This stuff can be revelatory for so many music listeners because it operates under the radar. It’s our own musical history, hiding in plain sight, an ocean of raw material awaiting some fresh genius glue to bind it into something new.This was true at least as far back as the second half of the 19th century.By then, according to the eccentric roots-music pioneer Harry Smith, enough folk lyrics were kicking around the republic, cross-pollinating between black and white musicians, to provide fodder for thousands of still-to-be-written songs —?what the critic Greil Marcus calls “an almost infinite repertory of performances.” So many tales of American experience emerged from that era and its critical mass of storytelling fragments.Now, the fragmentation has gone global. The character of this new disapora, though, is different. It now includes high-powered marketing, mass intellectual-property theft and economic forces that dwarf?_?sometimes steamroll?_?the local and regional traditions that spread folk music around in the 1800s.Today, the practice of harvesting musical and lyrical snippets is flourishing — most creatively, perhaps, in hip-hop and dance music, where readily accessible technology encourages sampling for remixes, remakes, dance mixes and party mixes.But what to one artist is a nod or tribute can, to another, be theft. And when lyricists and musicians begin drawing not from tradition but from fellow modern, revenue-conscious entertainers, the results get more contentious.In 1976, former Beatle George Harrison was ordered to pay damages of nearly $1.6 million after a court ruled that his song “My Sweet Lord” had copied musical pieces of the Chiffons’ 1963 hit “He’s So Fine,” written by Ronnie Mack. The battle went on for years and the damages were later reduced.In 2015, songwriter Sam Smith agreed to share the royalties for his song “Stay With Me” with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, whose 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down” had melodies similar enough to also give Petty and Lynne co-writing credits.The list of disputes based on musical similarity goes on: Radiohead (“Creep,” 1992) and Lana Del Ray (“Get Free,” 2017); Huey Lewis and the News (“I Want a New Drug,” 1984) and Ray Parker Jr. (“Ghostbusters,” 1984). And many more.Advertisers recognize the power of the American songbook, too. “Bonaparte’s Retreat,” appropriated by Aaron Copland after being recorded in the field by musicologist Alan Lomax through the fiddler W.H. Stepp, showed up in a recent ad from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The old tune “Turkey in the Straw” was used in the 1970s and 1980s as an ad for Murphy’s Oil Soap.And several Decembers ago, when I sang “Jingle Bells,” my young son objected. “That’s not a Christmas song,” he said indignantly. “That’s Elmo’s song from the end of his show.” And so it was. Who’s to say I’m any more right than he is?The wholesale expropriation of music on such a large scale is unprecedented and can be roundly blamed on?_?or credited to?— two things: technology and globalization.It has produced some genuinely odd mashups. I have found “Edelweiss,” a show tune, cast as a cowboy song; Wham’s elegiac “Careless Whisper” branded as perfect driving music; and Scott Joplin’s 1902 ragtime classic “The Entertainer” pressed into service as a cell-phone ringtone in Islamabad, Pakistan, by a man who didn’t know it but liked it better than the built-in ring.If the recent past is any hint, cultural context will matter less and less.Consider what happened to my wife in China a few years back. She was driving around Beijing with a twentysomething Chinese real-estate agent named Kimberly Teng when they passed a certain roast-chicken restaurant named after a certain white-bearded Southern singer known for certain pop-country standards such as “The Gambler” and “Coward of the County.”“Do you know of Kenny Rogers?” Teng asked reverently. Then an earnest, serious look came over her face. “He sings many ancient and beautiful love songs.”A good chunk of our global culture —?misquoted, revered, decontextualized and misquoted again, then served up for an entirely new audience?— is, for better or worse, now in the hands of a generation of Kimberly Tengs in many lands. Movies, videogames and music are their currency, streamed into the devices in their pockets, purses and packs.It can bind itself to local traditions and flourish, growing into something fresh and exciting. Or, commoditized to the nth degree, it could become the equivalent of putting “Careless Whisper” on a road-trip playlist?_?something decontextualized and irrelevant to anyone’s life experience anywhere. To the dump indeed.___Ted Anthony, director of digital innovation for The Associated Press, writes frequently about American culture. He is the author of the 2007 book, “Chasing the Rising Sun: The Journey of an American Song.” Follow him on Twitter at @anthonyted.Ted Anthony, The Associated Press read more

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Annan tours worsthit quake area of Pakistan ahead of donors conference

“We often talk of the tsunami, and we did because it killed so many people and affected so many countries,” Mr. Annan said on a visit to Thuri Park Camp for survivors with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and their wives, in reference to the disaster which struck a dozen Indian Ocean countries last December.”But when you look at the terrain here and the logistical challenge that had to be overcome in order to get aid to the people, it is really, really, a gigantic task that we have ahead of us,” he added of the mountainous region and looming Himalayan winter that have complicated efforts to help the victims of the quake, which killed some 80,000 people, injured over 100,000 and left up to 3 million homeless. On the eve of the pledging conference, the Secretary-General and the President then took a helicopter tour of the worst-affected areas, notably the town of Balakot in the North West Frontier Province, where destroyed houses were clearly visible from the air, as were many makeshift tents.Mr. Annan said he would name a special envoy for quake reconstruction, just as he had appointed former United States President Bill Clinton as his tsunami envoy.At a press conference in Islamabad, the capital, Mr. Annan was asked what had most moved him. The bewilderment of two orphans and two women who had lost members of their family, he said, adding that you could see their trauma in their eyes, and their questions: “Why me? Why did this happen? Where do I go from here? What next?”At the same time he was moved by signs of hope, when he saw tent schools with young people studying in the open with the blackboard and their teacher.Asked in a press encounter at Thuri camp what message he would like to send to the world community, he replied: “I would want to tell them that the situation is serious, the needs are enormous and the people affected can use all the help they can get…”Tomorrow at the pledging conference I will appeal to the donor community and to the world to respond to the appeal for money for reconstruction, for recovery and to help people recover their livelihood and their jobs,” he added.”The figures seem big – we need $5.2 billion – but when you consider the magnitude of the task it’s not very much. And I hope governments and individuals and private organizations, those with capacity will give and give willingly and generously to help our fellow human beings in need.”President Musharraf thanked the entire UN as well as other organizations for the relief aid. “I would like to express my gratitude, from the bottom of my heart, to the Secretary-General and his wife, Mrs. Kofi Annan, for travelling so far to see on the ground what is happening here and to contribute their bit in generating all the support for these earthquake victims,” he said. “We are grateful.”Mr. Annan left the camp survivors on a note of hope. “As difficult as the situation seems, I have no doubt that you will overcome, you will rebuild and you will build even better,” he declared, paying a special tribute to the women who, he said, often bear a heavy load.In Islamabad, the Secretary-General had a working lunch with the President and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, among others, and this evening, together with the Prime Minister, he attended a dinner for heads of delegation attending tomorrow’s conference.In a separate programme in Islamabad, Nane Annan visited the Pakistan Institute for Medical Sciences where she spoke with children injured in the quake and praised hospital staff for their rapid response and their all-out effort in finding and assisting those in need of medical care.Meanwhile, the huge airlift by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from Turkey, which started on 19 October, ended last night after its 103rd flight and 1,161st ton of supplies from UNHCR stockpiles in the southern Turkish port of Iskenderun.But NATO’s involvement with UNHCR relief efforts is not ending just because the agency’s stocks in Turkey have been exhausted. “NATO has agreed to continue flying our relief supplies from elsewhere, including at the beginning of next week more than 300,000 blankets from Amman, Jordan,” spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis said.UNHCR has so far transported over 290,0000 blankets, 22,000 tents, 33,000 jerry cans, 100,0000 plastic sheets and many tens of thousands of other relief items. It is aiming for a total of 30 properly planned and organized camps housing up to 150,000 people. Twenty of these have been set up so far by the government with technical support from UNHCR and others.In all, the agency plans to assist up to 500,000 people over six months, including hundreds of thousands who will probably remain in their damaged villages or towns, or in some of the hundreds of spontaneous camps that have sprung up beside roads or next to water sources. It is hoped that by spring, many people will be able return to their places of originFor its part, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said that, following several hundred diarrhoea cases in Muzaffarabad, quick action was taken to bring in proper water and sanitation, dramatically improving that situation. read more

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Changes in value of units behind big swings in net profit Boston

Changes in value of units behind big swings in net profit: Boston Pizza AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 7, 2013 11:03 am MDT VANCOUVER – Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund (TSX:BPF.UN) is reporting a big increase in fourth-quarter net profit, but a similarly large decline in full-year net earnings.However, the Vancouver-based franchisor of casual dining restaurants says that in both cases the numbers don’t accurately reflect the company’s business operations or ability to pay distributions to unitholders.Boston Pizza reported net income of $4.3 million, or 23 cents per diluted unit, for the most recent quarter, up from $300,000, or two cents per unit, in the final quarter of 2011.Total revenues rose to $7.86 million from $7.55 million amid a four per cent increase in royalty revenue on franchise sales.Full-year net earnings, however, fell to $2 million, or 14 cents per diluted unit, on total revenue of $31.1 million, down from $15.6 million, or $1.06 per unit, on revenue of $29.8 million.Boston Pizza said net profit numbers in both the Q4 and full-year periods were mainly driven by the changes in fair value adjustments on the class B units of Boston Pizza Royalties Limited Partnership.It posted a $633,000 gain on the fair value adjustment of the units in the most recent period versus a $3.3-million loss in the 2011 quarter, while on a full-year basis it posted an almost $14.9-million value adjustment loss, versus a $731,000 loss the prior year.Same store sales growth, a key driver of distribution growth for unitholders of the fund, was 2.2 per cent for the fourth quarter and 3.3 per cent for the year, compared with an increase of 6.4 per cent in prior-year’s final quarter and 4.9 per cent for all of 2011.“2012 was another strong year for Boston Pizza with record top-line sales and seven new restaurant openings,” said president and CEO Mark Pacinda.Boston Pizza says the non-IFRS metrics of distributed cash and payout ratio are a better measure of the company’s operations.Distributable cash was $4.5 million, or 30.3 cents per unit, in the latest quarter and $17.4 million, or $1.18 per unit, for the year, while the fund’s payout ratios were 98.7 and 99.3 per cent respectively.That compared with distributable cash of $4.1 million, or 28.1 cents per unit, in Q4 last year and $16.1 million, or $1.10 per unit, for all of 2011 when respective payout ratios were 10.9 and 8.0 per cent.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Boston Pizza units were down 17 cents at $19.92 in morning trading Thursday. read more

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A new face for Obamacare – but same problems persist of making

A new face for ‘Obamacare’ – but same problems persist of making it work, dealing with GOP President Barack Obama, stands with his nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary, Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014, where he made the announcement. Burwell would replace Kathleen Sebelius who announced her resignation Thursday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press Posted Apr 11, 2014 1:31 am MDT WASHINGTON – Abruptly on the spot as the new face of “Obamacare,” Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.Burwell, until now White House budget director, was named by President Barack Obama on Friday to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the messy rollout of the health care overhaul. Now the new secretary must keep the complex program running smoothly and somehow help restore a co-operative dialogue with Republicans who are hoping to use the law’s problems to regain control of the Senate in November.At an upbeat Rose Garden event, Obama showered praise on Sebelius, a hero for his party’s liberal base, whose impending retirement had been a tightly guarded secret.The president ignored calls for Sebelius to resign last fall, after the website for consumers to enrol in new coverage experienced weeks of crippling technical problems. Last month, as it started to look like sign-ups would beat expectations, Sebelius approached the White House about stepping aside, officials said.“Under Kathleen’s leadership, her team at HHS turned the corner, got it fixed, got the job done,” Obama said. “And the final score speaks for itself.” About 7.5 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance through the new law, exceeding an original target of 7 million widely thought to be unattainable because of the website problems.Obama quickly pivoted to Burwell, 48, a low-profile Washington veteran now serving as his budget chief. He stressed her role last year in helping to end a government shutdown and reach a two-year budget deal with a politically divided Congress.“Sylvia is a proven manager, and she knows how to deliver results,” Obama said.Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who will hold confirmation hearings for Burwell, said there’s an opportunity for her to move the health care debate beyond stalemate.While a political truce is unlikely over Obama’s health overhaul, Wyden ticked off a list of other issues where Republicans and Democrats might be able to find compromise. Among them: revamping the way Medicare pays doctors, providing co-ordinated care for patients with chronic illnesses and using data to encourage delivery of quality health care at lower cost.Although health care spending has grown at historically low rates during Obama’s tenure, a reviving economy could stoke cost problems anew for businesses, government programs and consumers.Health and Human Services is a $1 trillion agency that plays a key role in American society and the economy. More than 100 million people receive coverage through Medicare, Medicaid, and now Obama’s health law. The secretary also oversees the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates a broad range of consumer products, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the front line for public health.But Burwell could have her hands full addressing issues with the health care law, predicted Brookings Institution health economist Mark McClellan.“Don’t underestimate the remaining implementation challenges for the Affordable Care Act,” said McClellan, who oversaw the rollout of the Medicare drug benefit for President George W. Bush. “It’s true that the first open enrolment season is over, but that was just the front end of the implementation process.”Among those challenges:— Keeping premiums affordable for 2015. Many younger people whose premiums would help offset the cost of care for older, sicker adults appear to have sat out the first sign-up season.— Overhauling the sign-up process to make it more consumer-friendly. Supporters of the law say more in-person assistance is needed for the next enrolment season, which begins Nov. 15.— Working with states that are still opposed to, or undecided about, the law’s Medicaid expansion. Nearly half the states have not signed on to the law’s mechanism for expanding coverage among low-income adults.— Helping to guide administration policy on how to enforce the law’s penalties for individuals who remain uninsured and the medium- to large-sized businesses that do not provide affordable coverage to their employees.She’ll be facing a Congress that’s unlikely to provide any additional funding to help the administration smooth over implementation problems.Burwell has three tests immediately ahead, said former HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, who also served under Bush. “Get confirmed. learn the department. prioritize the challenges.”Burwell has a head start on the first two; how she’ll do on the third remains to be seen.She was confirmed by the Senate 96-0 for her current post last year, and Obama said with a smile, “I’m assuming not much has changed since that time.”As budget chief, Burwell is already familiar with the details of health care programs and how they work. Budget experts in both political camps agree that health care is the main driver of long-term growth in federal spending.As she announced her resignation Friday, Sebelius called her work on the health care overhaul the “cause of my life.”“We are at the front lines of a long-overdue national change,” she said.Sebelius has served as Obama’s health and human services chief for five years, and helped steer the sweeping health law through Congress in 2010. But her tenure was marred by complaints from Congress that her department was not upfront about implementation problems. That seemed to be confirmed last October, with the dysfunctional launch of HealthCare.gov.The problems frayed her close relationship with the White House. West Wing officials said they felt blindsided by the extent of the technical problems and installed a longtime Obama adviser to oversee fixes.White House officials said Sebelius approached the president about stepping down a month ago, suggesting that the close of the six-month enrolment window marked a natural point for a transition. Officials said she also told the president he would be better served by a secretary who was less of a political target.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a staunch supporter of the health care law, praised Sebelius as a “forceful, effective and essential” secretary. read more

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New UNled partnership to help curb unsustainable wildlife hunting protect biodiversity

In places where livestock production is limited or imported meat unavailable or unaffordable, people will continue relying on wild animals to feed their families. However, measures like recognizing people’s customary tenure rights may encourage more wildlife conservation on their land, avoiding unnecessary hunting. In large urban areas, where wild meat is sold and consumed more as a luxury item, restrictions on wild meat consumption need to be put in place.The initiative also focuses on creating jobs in the farming sector, empowering women and securing indigenous rights to access the natural resources their livelihoods and cultures depend upon. The programme contributes to several targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to food security, sustainable land management and biodiversity conservation, specifically supporting SDG15, this year’s review of which notes that “poaching and trafficking of wildlife remain serious concerns.” To help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries stop unsustainable wildlife hunting, conserve natural heritage and strengthen people’s livelihoods and food security, the United Nations agriculture agency launched on Tuesday a €45 million multi-partner initiative. Funded by the European Commission, the seven-year Sustainable Wildlife Management programme will be led by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to contribute to conserving and sustainably using wildlife in forests, savannas and wetlands by regulating hunting, strengthening indigenous and rural communities’ management capacities and increasing the supply of sustainably produced meat products and farmed fish. “Wildlife has ecological, social and economic value. It is important for rural development, land-use planning, food supply, tourism, scientific research and cultural heritage,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva speaking at today’s launch. “This programme will protect wildlife species, conserve biodiversity, and maintain the essential ecological roles of wildlife. It will also help to secure the stocks and ecosystems services that are essential to the livelihoods of the poorest communities on the planet,” he added. Countries participating in the project include Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guyana, Madagascar, Mali, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Hunting and fishing in the targeted countries is often unsustainable – affecting wild animal populations in forests and savannas – causing what FAO calls a “wildmeat crisis.”For example, the programme estimates that in the Congo Basin some 4.6 million metric tonnes of wildmeat are consumed annually, an equivalent of approximately half of the beef produced in the European Union. According to FAO, if hunting wildlife for food is not reduced to sustainable levels, not only will biodiversity be lost, but also countless numbers of families whose livelihoods depend on natural resources will suffer soaring levels of food insecurity and debilitating child malnutrition. The programme will work closely with national authorities to provide rural communities with alternative protein sources such as chicken, livestock or farmed fish. Doing so will help deter hunting of endangered species, support recovery of their populations and reduce food safety risks that can be associated with the consumption of wild meat. read more

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Catholic TDs will not be excommunicated if they vote for abortion legislation

first_imgIf you are faithful to your conviction, then you have to get out.However, Quinn didn’t necessarily agree with that stance, saying that it was up to individual TDs to vote against the legislation, whatever the consequences.“It is not a question of resignation. All pro-life TDs, not just Catholic TDs,  should be unafraid to vote against the legislation and if that means losing the party whip, then so be it.”Quinn, who himself is a contributor to the paper, said that there were “two whips, in a way; fear of losing the political whip and fear of distancing yourself from the church”, though he added that excommunication from the Church was “not going to happen” to TDs who voted for the legislation.“All politicians, the same as any member of society, is obliged to follow their conscience, irrespective of the consequences.“We all have a moral obligation to do that.”Already, senior members of the Catholic Church have criticised the Irish Government for their stance on abortion, with Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley boycotting a commencement speech by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Boston College. Cardinal O’Malley accused the Taoiseach of ‘aggresively promoting abortion legislation’.Poll: Should TDs get a free vote on the abortion legislation?Read: TDs to support abortion amendment to provide for medical terminations A LEADING CATHOLIC commentator has said that Irish TDs should not fear losing the party whip in a vote on abortion legislation- and will not face excommunication from the Catholic Church if they vote in favour.David Quinn was speaking after a senior Vatican official told the Irish Catholic newspaper that Catholic TDs should resign rather than vote to legalise abortion.Monsignor Jacques Suaudeau, the scientific director of the Pontifical Academy for Life at the Vatican, told the newspaper that Catholic politicians who support the legislation were “pushing themselves out of the Church”.last_img read more

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The Ultimate Super Smash Bros Character Guide Palutena

first_imgStay on target ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… Palutena Alights!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot fighter features over a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs, and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of crammed onto a cartridge you can plan on the go or on a TV. When you have as many big franchises as Nintendo, putting them all in one game will make that game is very big boy indeed.But the biggest, most exciting thing about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is its mind-blowing, heartwarming roster of playable characters. Fighting games pride themselves not just on the strength of their mechanics but the strength of its fighters, especially in a crossover fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every single playable character from the across the four previous games in the twenty-year-old series. Include the new combatants and so far we have over 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We’re excited, but we’re also intimidated. So to get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character by character, we’re creating the ultimate guide to all of its characters. Today’s fighter: Palutena.center_img Who Are They?Palutena is the benevolent goddess of Kid Icarus, the lady that Pit worships and who gives the angel boy the ability to fly in the first place. Given the franchise’s vague Greek mythology connections, Palutena is actually a version of Athena (Pallas Athena smushed together). Her connection to Pit is a bit like Athena and Kratos in God of War. And her wisdom also allows for plenty of snarky fourth wall-breaking.Smash HistoryWhile Palutena wasn’t playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, she did appear with a new redesign alongside Pit. Her green hair, staff, and mirror shield all got an appropriate anime wife makeover. Palutena was part of Pit’s Final Smash and made a cameo in the Subspace Emissary story mode. However, after getting much more fleshed-out in Sakurai’s own Kid Icarus: Uprising, there was finally enough material to make Palutena a complete character in Smash Wii U/3DS.What Looks New in Ultimate?Palutena can shoot giant lasers into the sky and wallop people with angel wings. But in Smash Wii U/3DS she was held back by subpar special moves that encouraged you to take advantage of more varied custom moves, custom moves most ended up ignoring. In Ultimate these specials are better, and in some cases even combined. But best of all her normal attacks just combo into each other with better results.Our Hopes?Surprisingly enough, Palutena has been giving me a fair amount of trouble online. So I can’t say I’m hoping for her to be buffed even more. And her updated guidance dialogue finally lets us know her takes on Snake, Cloud, Bayonetta, and others. Just make a new Kid Icarus game. Maybe let us play as Palutena in that, too.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now. Read our review of this majestic video game pageant. And for more check out cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guidelast_img read more

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Directional signs in downtown Vancouver make it easy to find your way

first_imgFrom the southwest corner of Esther Short Park, it’s 0.1 miles to the waterfront. From the waterfront, it’s 0.8 miles to Fort Vancouver.Pedestrians in downtown Vancouver can now wander with direction thanks to the ongoing installation of 38 wayfinding signs. The city was awarded two Lodging Tax Program grants, one in 2016 for $75,000 and a second in 2017 for $85,000.“We’re looking at supporting economic development in downtown and also promoting walkability,” said Jennifer Campos, city senior planner.The first grant funds 38 wayfinding signs, which include 34 post-mounted signs, two large kiosk signs at Esther Short Park and Turtle Place, and two corridor map signs positioned along Main Street. The second grant will allow the city to install an additional 28 signs next year in downtown, Uptown Village and along the waterfront.“We want to make sure when there’s visitors in the downtown area, there’s information,” Campos said.The new sign system is designed so that tourists and locals alike can easily navigate downtown and maybe discover a new location at the same time.The signs are every two or three blocks.“We want to make sure if we’re pointing a tourist in a direction, we don’t leave them hanging,” she said.If everything goes according to plan, the sign system could also help stimulate further economic growth as tourists wander downtown and pass by businesses they might have otherwise missed.When the system was in the planning stages, Campos said the city worked with downtown stakeholders to ensure a collaborative process. In 2014, those conversations resulted in the Downtown Vancouver Pedestrian Wayfinding Plan. The plan developed not only the hierarchy system for the wayfinding signs, but prepared preferred sign design and sign locations.last_img read more

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Assembly member GonzalezFletcher collects record number of diapers for young families

Assembly member GonzalezFletcher collects record number of diapers for young families

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Assembly member Gonzalez-Fletcher collects record number of diapers for young families December 20, 2018 Posted: December 20, 2018 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- More than 200,000 diapers were donated to the 80th Assembly District’s Annual Diaper Drive. This is the 6th year of the annual event which was started and hosted by assembly woman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher.She join us now live from Barrio Logan.For more information visit https://a80.asmdc.org/ KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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Alaska officially drops lawsuit challenging gay marriage

first_imgThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed the appeal of a court case that struck down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage.The Alaska Dispatch News reports that the appeals court Wednesday accepted a joint notice to dismiss filed by the state and attorney Allison Mendel, who represented the couples who filed suit against the Alaska.A federal judge in October ruled Alaska’s ban violated the U.S. constitution.After the appeals court lifted a temporary stay and the U.S. Supreme Court denied a review of the case, the state had asked federal appeals court panel for a review.That appeal was suspended in January when the Supreme Court agreed to hear a series of marriage equality cases. The high court ruled Friday to legalize same-sex marriage across the county.last_img read more

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10 Ctg school teachers get bail in defamation case

10 Ctg school teachers get bail in defamation case

first_imgA Chittagong court on Tuesday granted bail to 10 school teachers out of 13 accused in a sedition case filed with Banshkhali police station in this year, reports UNB.Chittagong district and session judge Helal Chowdhury passed the bail order, said lawyer Ibrahim Hossain Chowdhury Babul.The court also rejected the bail petitions of three other teachers in the case.According to the court sources, the accused compared the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the chairman of a local union parishad Liakat Ali, also a BNP leader, in the question paper of a class IX interim exam of those schools.The conscious people of the area noticed the matter first and protested it on social networking sites and local media before they informed the matter to upazila administration, sparking off a huge public criticism.Following this, sub-inspector M Nurul Anwar of Banshkhali police station filed a case against 13 teachers of different schools on 14 June.However, all of the accused granted an eight-week anticipatory bail from the High Court in the case.On 23 August, the 13 teachers of secondary schools in different upazilas of the district surrendered to a local court upon completion of the interim bail and filed bail petitions again.However, the court sent them to jail rejecting their bail petitions.last_img read more

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Leak reveals God of War 4 will take Kratos on a rampage

first_img…to the halls of Valhalla.My boy.#GodofWar4— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 4, 2016 Yesterday, industry insider Shinobi602 teased on Twitter that the God of War series would take inspiration from Norse myths in the upcoming God of War 4. This would be a radical departure for a series traditionally centered around Greek mythology.Across the rainbow bridge…— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 4, 2016 Afterwards, NerdLeaks obtained images from the game, which came from the website of an artist working on God of War 4. Apparently, they did this by bypassing a password protected section of the artist’s site. The NerdLeaks website and Twitter are now offline, but the stolen images are archived on NeoGAF.Despite seemingly meeting an end in God of War 3 (though that was sort of left up in the air), it appears that long-time series protagonist Kratos will appear in this installment, albeit with a fancy new beard. Other images include locations such as Alfheim and Vanaheimr, two of the nine realms of Norse myths. There are also images of life-restoring health runes, giant puzzle rooms, and the Bifrost (the Rainbow Bridge).The images also give us additional information. Besides the aforementioned worlds, Kratos will also visit one or more prisons. Kratos can use his new axe not only to attack, but to cut vines and (somehow) create bridges and walkways with it. The environment may also interact with Kratos, with plants spewing out spores if he touches them.Kratos battling the pantheon of Norse Gods is something that has been talked about ever since the release of the original game. Series creator David Jaffe said then that possible God of War sequels could have Kratos taking on gods of other religions. It’s entirely possible that we may see a whole set of games based around Norse myths, and after this set is concluded, Kratos could take on deities from other myths in future games.Polygon has reported that the images in question are legit, but it would still be best to take this all with a grain of salt. However, we do know that Sony is working on God of War 4, so let’s hope they reveal more this year during E3. Personally speaking, I welcome the chance to see Kratos take on an entire pantheon of deities who are all essentially gods of war. Stay tuned for more information as it surfaces.last_img read more

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For the love of poetry

For the love of poetry

first_imgFor the lovers of the poetic tradition, the week promises to be an experience of a lifetime as over 38 poets from 20 Indian languages come together for a unique festival to celebrate Indian poetry.Presented by Delhi Government’s Department of Art, Culture & Languages and Hindi Academy, the ‘Bhartiya Kavita Bimb’ will be inaugurated by Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit on 6 September, in the presence of Prof Kiran Walia, Minister for Education, Social Welfare, Women & Child Department, Languages and Prof Ashok Chakradhar, eminent Hindi poet and Vice President, Hindi Academy. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The ‘Festival of Indian poetry’ is an attempt to celebrate the richness of Indian languages and the compositions they are producing in an era of globalization and exchange when the West has had a major impact on the culture of the world.Eminent Hindi poets like Shri Arun Kamal, Shri Mohan Singh, Shri Rajkumar ‘Krishak’, Dr Prabha Pant, will share the festival stage with poets of all Indian languages including the likes of Dr Madan Gopal Ladha (Rajasthani), R Meenakshi (Tamil), Shri Shoaib Eaza (Urdu), Dr Kamini Kamayani (Maithili) and Sadhna Sanyal (Assamese), among several others. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe festival will be held over two days and four sessions during which the poets will come together and recite some of their best works.The festival is a twin celebration of poetry and the emotions it evokes as well as the poetic evolution of various Indian languages and how they complement each other.’Be it in Hindi, English, Urdu or Tamil, poetry evokes a sea of emotions. With greater interactions and exchanges between different languages, poetic traditions also evolve over time and grow richer and more beautiful. It has been a tradition of our composite culture that every segment of it has imbibed values from parallel traditions.  Put in a nutshell, the different languages and cultures in India are so different, yet in a way they are also reflections of each other. This is what we are celebrating,’ says Dr Harisuman Bisht, renowned author and Secretary of Hindi Academy.In a way, the festival is also an attempt to present Indian poetry as a collective unit, rather than classify it into categories of Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Manipuri or Bhojpuri languages. In the opening session of the festival, noted critic Dr. Devendra Chaubey will also present his reading and vision of what Indian poetry as a collective will evolve into over the coming years.So, if you love the poetic traditions of India, do not miss the festival. It is a rare confluence of diversity and richness.last_img read more

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VIDEO Retired Cubs hero David Ross warmed up Jason Heyward from the

VIDEO Retired Cubs hero David Ross warmed up Jason Heyward from the

first_img Advertisement (Video via MarcusD2) Retired Cubs World Series hero David Ross is fresh off his Dancing With the Stars stint and decided to stop by the Wrigley bleachers to catch his Cubbies take on the rival Cardinals.When Ross caught the attention of Chicago outfielder Jason Heyward between innings, the two decided to play some catch. Luckily Ross brought his glove to the friendly confines like Jim Harbaugh.Ross and Heyward pic.twitter.com/EIlIF3KAT9— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) June 5, 2017last_img read more

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How to Best Use an Answering Service to Convert Those AfterHour Calls

first_imgDecember 7, 2018 A constant push and pull goes on in the world of small business and entrepreneurship: Do you set and work “business” hours, or do you personally handle anything and everything for your business, regardless of when those things happen?Some entrepreneurs are more than happy to work 100 hours a week, while others cite their need  for work-life balance as absolutely critical to their business success.Related: 10 Reasons Why Good Customer Service Is Your Most Important MetricMy own position is that, regardless of how many hours I work — or anyone else works — it’s often a good idea to impose limits on outside contact. Running a small business that offers 24/7 support  is just asking for pain. Virtually no task can be completed in a reasonable amount of time when you have to keep dropping everything to answer the phone.So, what to do? The typical answer is voicemail, but a voicemail is impersonal. When someone wants to call your business, he or she has a concrete reason in mind, whether it’s the need to obtain technical or customer support or to talk to your sales staff. And this is important because after-hours sales leads can be incredibly lucrative; yet the problem is, you never know how many leads you miss when a call goes to voicemail and the caller leaves no message.The best solution, I’d suggest, is to hire an answering service. An answering service can take several forms, whether it’s a call center or a freelancer operating through a virtual call center service. These options all function essentially the same way: Someone calls your business line, and when the call meets specific criteria, the answering service picks up.How an answering service benefits a businessThe first and most obvious benefit to using an answering service is to capture leads and issue information outside of normal business hours. Your customers and potential customers aren’t always able to call during the workday — many of them work 9-to-5 jobs, as well – so being able to connect with them outside of business hours is a huge boon.Answering services also allow you to more effectively distribute your time. When you’re able to offload business calls, you can use that time to work on important contracts, building assets or app development, or just spend time relaxing with your family. You don’t want to face burnout, after all. Related: Why Your Business Still Needs To Be Available On Phone In This Digital-First WorldA voicemail box or a robot call handler is simply so impersonal it can drive customers away. It can be too generic; it can be too complex to navigate; or it might be too poorly laid out for your usual use cases. Besides, a huge element of small business success is the humanity and personality of the brand involved. So, relying on impersonal robots and mailboxes means you lose that crucial element of the personal touch.Effectively using an answering serviceThere are two excellent ways to use an answering service when you are a small business or a busy entrepreneur. The first is to set business hours. Any call coming in after the close of business or before the start of the workday is then directed to the answering service, whose staffers take basic lead information, fill out a support ticket or alternately engage with a customer who would otherwise be left with a voicemail inbox.The other option is to configure your answering service to pick up if a call goes unanswered for a specified amount of enough, usually meaning a number of rings or seconds after the connection is made. This way, you can ignore a phone call during the workday if you’re in the midst of a difficult task or in a meeting; the answering service can still gather the relevant information to pass along.The key to effectively using an answering service is to configure different scripts for different contexts. An after-hours call should be answered with a flexible script that can take down information about service outages, website issues or other troubleshooting problems. The service can then record contact information for potential leads your sales team can follow up with the next day. You don’t need your answering service’s workers to be a sales team; you just need them to scoop up the potential leads you would otherwise miss. A different script for use during business hours is an easy way to tell a caller, “I’m in a meeting, but give me your number; I’ll call back in 15 minutes.”Related: 4 Simple Ways to Communicate Better With Your CustomersCustomers are going to call you outside of the 9-to-5. That’s a given. But you have several choices here. It’s up to you how you handle those calls. Enroll Now for Free 5 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

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first_imgAt RSNA 2009, visitors will be able to see the fully integrated IMPAX RIS/PACS/REPORTING solution in action, demonstrating the radiology workflow from order management through to results distribution. Desktop extensions ranging from information queries to advanced image processing will further demonstrate the strength of the IMPAX total solution. Highlights include: • Intelligent work-list read ahead workflow • Advancements in clinical applications with fully integrated advanced image processing including IMPAX Registration & Fusion, IMPAX Volume Viewing and IMPAX for orthopedics• Improvements in result distribution of images and information to referring physicians at the point of care• Communication tools to improve the exchange and delivery of vital information including instant messaging and voice clip options with access controls• Support for DICOM Structured Report display including: Basic Text Reports, Echo Measurements, Clinical Application DICOM SR Measurements• Functionality and workflow enhancements to further improve the management of large volume studies with multiple series. Advanced features include: o Active Target, which simplifies multi-planar, cross sectional navigation and replaces the traditional “stack” navigation to view areas of interest in all planes simultaneouslyo Auto Link which automatically links ‘like series’ within one study to make navigation through numerous series more efficiento cross study series link for comparative study navigation• IMPAX Reporting streamlining a variety of reporting workflows such as Dictate-Edit-Sign, Correctionist, Resident-Attending, and digital dictation, as well as allowing at-home reporting and remote sign-off. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | October 15, 2009 IMPAX 6 RIS/PACS/REPORTING Enhancements Improve Workflow News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Related Contentlast_img read more

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Addressing the Hidden Cost of Homeownership

Addressing the Hidden Cost of Homeownership

first_img Affordability Energy Efficiency Freddie Mac GreenCHOICE Mortgages Home Financing Homeownership 2018-11-20 Krista Franks Brock Addressing the Hidden Cost of Homeownership The monthly mortgage payment is the most obvious cost of homeownership, but several other factors come into play in the total cost of owning a home. Freddie Mac is currently working to reduce and study one additional cost of homeownership: utility costs.According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Energy, Americans generally spend about $2,200 per year on energy bills, primarily on heating and cooling their homes. This cost is usually not factored into mortgage underwriting, “meaning that the value of energy efficiency has been overlooked in first lien financing,” Freddie Mac explained in an announcement last week.Freddie Mac is on a mission to change that with its GreenCHOICE Mortgage program, which it is continuing to build. Last week, the GSE announced further enhancements to the program, which provides financing for energy efficiency improvements and energy efficient homes. Families can obtain financing for energy and/or water efficiency improvements to their homes, which will help lower their overall utility costs.Freddie Mac believes its GreenCHOICE program ultimately “places families in a better financial situation and helps preserve home affordability over time,” the GSE stated in a November bulletin discussing the program.“Older homes tend to be more energy inefficient, which may raise the cost of homeownership and may make them more difficult to maintain,” said Mike Dawson, VP of Single-Family Affordable Lending Strategy and Policy at Freddie Mac.He continued: “GreenCHOICE Mortgages is part of a multiyear initiative to facilitate energy-saving improvements that could help families better sustain homeownership.”Freddie Mac is partnering with Rocky Mountain Institute, RESNET, the Institute for Market Transformation, and the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct further research and to promote further understanding of energy-efficient offerings.“With a deeper understanding of the value of energy efficiency, as well as an increased awareness of Freddie Mac’s solutions and underwriting requirements, lenders will have more opportunities to expand their green product offerings in the marketplace,” said Robert Sahadi, Senior Advisor to the Rocky Mountain Institute.Freddie Mac’s GreenCHOICE Mortgages program is a component of its broader “Duty to Serve” plan, which is aimed at serving underserved markets, including rural and manufactured housing and other affordable options for buyers and renters with very low, low, and moderate incomes. November 20, 2018 816 Views center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Origination, Secondary Market Sharelast_img read more

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