The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Wells Fargo Gives Homebuyers a LIFT Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Radhika Ojha in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Tagged with: community Homebuyers Homeownership Households NeighborWorks America Property real estate Wells Fargo community Homebuyers Homeownership Households NeighborWorks America Property real estate Wells Fargo 2019-02-06 Radhika Ojha Previous: Homes of “Steel” Next: How Aging in Place Is Restricting Young Homebuyers Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save From homebuyer education to down payment assistance, Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT program (LIFT program) in association with NeighborWorks America has invested $442 million since it began the program in 2012, creating nearly 20,000 homeowners across the U.S.The bank said that through this investment it launched 67 LIFT programs to support sustainable housing, especially for low- and moderate-income buyers. “Owning a home is a primary driver of economic security and the cornerstone of the American Dream, yet access to affordable housing is a significant challenge in communities across the country,” said Tim Sloan, CEO and President, Wells Fargo.Looking at the impact of the program, an analysis by NeighborWorks America indicated that 61 percent of LIFT homeowners represented low- and moderate-income households and that among the LIFT buyers surveyed, 42 percent paid less for housing than they did previously.“NeighborhoodLIFT is a terrific collaborative success that makes homeownership achievable and sustainable,” said Kim Smith-Moore, National LIFT programs Manager, Wells Fargo. “The program has made a real difference in the lives of nearly 20,000 people and families—with the majority of them representing underserved, low- and moderate-income households—by helping them prepare to be successful homeowners.”The analysis also indicated that 80 percent of the people who bought a home through this program state that the homebuyer education service they received through LIFT would help them manage their finances. Wells Fargo said that more than 60,000 potential homebuyers had received housing counseling from a NeighborWorks network member engaged in LIFT programs. It also indicated that from the time it had started, the program has helped with the purchase of $2 billion in real estate.“The program is helping families meet the challenge of coming up with a sufficient down payment, and the required housing counseling education classes are proven to help buyers both prepare and achieve their goals of responsible homeownership,” said Marietta Rodriguez, President and CEO of NeighborWorks America. “For families who do not currently qualify, financial education and counseling are offered to help prepare for future homeownership.”The program, which offers homebuyer education, as well as down payment assistance grants in local communities, first began in Los Angeles and Atlanta. In 2018, with a commitment of $75 million, the program expanded to Atlanta, New Mexico, Boston, Kansas City, Chicago, Des Moines, Mississippi, Charlotte, and Orlando. Wells Fargo said that the program also added special parameters to enable hundreds of teachers, military service members, veterans, and first responders to achieve homeownership.Click here to learn more about the NeigbhorhoodLIFT program. Home / Daily Dose / Wells Fargo Gives Homebuyers a LIFT Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago February 6, 2019 2,424 Views
By Dialogo March 11, 2011 Argentina will send a delegation of logistics experts to the border between Libya and Tunisia in order to assist those displaced by the conflict in the region, at the request of the United Nations refugee agency, the Foreign Ministry announced on 9 March. The delegation will be made up of eight experts from the ministry’s White Helmets Commission, including specialists in managing camps for displaced people and emergency situations at airports, among others, who can contribute to the work performed by the UN at the border. “The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked us to work on the issue of the Libyan refugees, so the White Helmets are going to start work now,” Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman declared. He added that Cristina Kirchner’s administration will send “a team to the border with Tunisia,” where there have been massive movements of Libyans and citizens of other countries in the region seeking refuge, leading the UN to work to resolve the humanitarian situation, according to a Foreign Ministry statement. The White Helmets are an Argentine initiative adopted by the UN in 1994 and by the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1998. The group is a model of cooperation between countries through the participation of teams of volunteers who work in emergency situations and in response to situations of economic and social collapse, according to its website.
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His gamble worked with the Springboks defeating arch rivals New Zealand 15-12 in a thrilling final watched by a capacity 63,000 crowd crammed into Ellis Park in Johannesburg.Mandela arrived at the ground in a replica of the shirt worn by Springboks captain Francois Pienaar and the predominantly white crowd chanted “Nelson, Nelson, Nelson”.But amid the euphoria of lifting the trophy at the first attempt, pleas by Mandela and government ministers for a racially balanced Springboks team were ignored.Only one black player, winger Chester Williams, who died two months ago, was in the 1995 side and two black wingers, JP Pietersen and Bryan Habana, made the 2007 World Cup-winning side.As the years passed, it seemed black players were only being considered for the two wing positions. There was no sign of a black forward gaining recognition.– Painfully slow –Eventually, prop Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira, who retired this week having won 117 caps, forced his way into the team regularly, but racial transformation was painfully slow.Even the first two black Springbok coaches, Peter de Villiers and Allister Coetzee, persisted with teams that did not reflect a country whose population was 90 percent black.Erasmus, an Afrikaner and former Springbok forward, succeeded the struggling Coetzee last year and vowed to “act rather than talk” when it came to giving black stars equal opportunities.His legacy was the side that outplayed England 32-12 last Saturday in Japan to give the Springboks a record-equalling third World Cup title.Kolisi is black, so were five other starters, and there was yet another on the bench for a total of seven in a matchday squad of 23.Not quite the 11 blacks promised by SA Rugby to the government some years ago, but when colour is no longer a Springbok issue, Erasmus will be remembered as the man who smashed the mould.The coach who celebrated his 47th birthday this week has conceded that the goodwill generated by the 1995 and 2007 World Cup triumphs came to nought and must not happen again.Speaking just minutes after arriving home, he said “I want to see blacks and whites and people of different religions and beliefs working together and getting it right”.After stops in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto Thursday, the Springboks move to Durban (Friday), East London (Saturday), Port Elizabeth (Sunday) and, finally, Cape Town (Monday).Share on: WhatsApp The iconic picture of Nelson Mandela (L) congratulating captain Francois Pienaar after the Springboks won the 1995 Rugby World CupJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A national tour by Rugby World Cup winners the Springboks begins on Thursday and one of the first stops will be Soweto, a township near Johannesburg where they were once hated.Three decades ago, as black nationalists fought apartheid regime brutality, South Africa’s national rugby team was viewed as a symbol of Afrikaner aggression.“Sowetans used to say the Springboks were the (governing) National Party at play,” recalled Bongani Dlamini, a long-time Soweto resident and retired teacher, in an interview with AFP.“For black people, the rugby team came to symbolise the arrogance of Afrikaner power. They despised the Springboks.“Many Sowetans are proud wearers of Springbok (replica) shirts today — 30 years ago anyone foolish enough to wear one would have put their life at risk.“The Springboks owe a debt of gratitude to (deceased former state president) Nelson Mandela. He changed the way we viewed the team.”Dlamini will cheer the Springboks on Thursday as they drive through Soweto in an open-top bus and believes many others will do likewise.“The first sporting love of the people is football with the two most popular clubs in the country (Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates) from here.“But there has never been more interest in rugby than now. Our national football and cricket teams keep letting us down while the Springboks succeed and offer hope.“What I want to see is continuity. Black players must be given equal opportunities. That is all we ask. I have no time for racial quotas, just fair selections.“The captain (Siya Kolisi) and the coach (Rassie Erasmus) have spoken wisely since the final. I pray that our politicians are listening.”– Racial segregation –Just months after becoming the first democratically elected president of the republic in 1994, Mandela successfully fought to save the Springboks name and emblem.Elements within the ruling African National Congress (ANC) wanted a name dating back decades and the emblem of the leaping Springbok banished because of its racist past.For 90 years from the first time the team played in 1891, the South African national rugby team chose only white players.There was even segregation among black players, who were divided into Black African and Coloured (mixed race) leagues with no international participation.Mandela, desperate to unite all South Africans after the divisiveness of apartheid, backed the Springboks in the build-up to the 1995 World Cup, which South Africa hosted.
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20 April 2011 South Africa’s Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has announced the lifting of the country’s moratorium on new mining rights applications. The minister imposed the moratorium at the beginning of September last year in order to allow the department to conduct a full audit of all mining and prospecting licences granted since 2004. The moratorium for the Mpumalanga region has been extended to 30 September 2011. Addressing journalists in Pretoria on Tuesday, Shabangu explained that the moratorium was to help in streamlining administrative processes. “The moratorium and audits were not targeted at any particular catergory of the mining industry,” she said. “As a ministry, we did not go out on a limb in a bid to target black economic empowerment entities, we aimed our arrows at all the rights holders.” During the period of the moratorium, the department conducted inspections of all mining sites. A total of 3 266 inspections were conducted, and a total of 713 statutory notices were issued to non-compliant rights holders. “These rights holders are being given an opportunity to rectify cases of non-compliance,” Shabangu said. With the lifting of the moratorium, new applications can now be lodged online. This, according to Shabangu, will reduce incidences of fraud and corruption. Over 400 new applications were lodged on Tuesday after the moratorium was lifted. Shabangu said that the online application system would reject incomplete or non-compliant applications and that there would be fewer people involved in processing the applications. According to the department, the new system would ensure accountability, efficiency and transparency, and address overlaps on properties applied for. With regard to new mining applications, Shabangu said the first come, first served principle would apply to the allocation of new rights. “The bidding system that is provided for in the [Mining Rights] Act will be put in place, which will be applicable to all rights that are granted, issued, expired, revoked and abandoned,” Shabangu said. Source: BuaNews
Shane McMahon (top of the cell) looks at Kevin Owens before making his jaw-dropping leap in their Hell in a Cell match. Photo by WWE.comFriends forever?Sami Zayn made the shocking save on longtime friend and bitter rival Kevin Owens, pulling him out of danger and helping him top Shane McMahon in the brutal falls count anywhere Hell in a Cell match Sunday (Monday Manila time) in Detroit.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Huawei launches own operating system to rival Android00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ Baron Corbin stole the United States Championship in their triple threat match to grab his first title in the company.The Lone Wolf squirmed to the ring and kicked AJ Styles out of the squared circle after the defending champion nailed Tye Dillinger with the Phenomenal Forearm.Natalya also used a steel chair on Charlotte to force a disqualification finish and keep her SmackDown Women’s Championship after the Queen connected with a ringside moonsault to the Queen of Harts.Randy Orton topped Rusev once again as he hit an RKO after wiggling out of the Accolade.Bobby Roode was successful in his main roster pay-per-view debut, beating Dolph Ziggler after the Glorious One one-upped the Showoff with a rollup while holding the latter’s tights.After the match, Ziggler nailed Roode with a Zig-Zag as he left the ring frustrated with the result.In the kickoff show, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable defeated the Hype Bros after Gable pinned Zack Ryder with Mojo Rawley looking on from ringside. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Renacia, Fernandez pace Sletba Open qualifiers BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight With the Prizefighter and the SmackDown commissioner beating each other to a pulp inside, outside, and on top of the cell for close to 30 minutes, it was Zayn who turned heads the most and baffled everyone on why he rescued Owens in the match’s conclusion.McMahon seemed poised to win the war after sending Owens crashing to the Spanish announce table halfway down the cell, but he wanted to go for the home run and head-butted the brash Canadian to another announce table, putting him in position for the jaw-dropping elbow drop.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut just like the case in WrestleMania 32, McMahon crashed and burned as he fell on top of the cage and missed on his target, largely thanks to Zayn pulling Owens at the last moment.Zayn then pulled Owens on top of McMahon and motioned the referee to do the three-count as he left everyone in the arena confused on what just transpired. In the night’s other matches, Jinder Mahal once again retained his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura, but not without shenanigans from his cohorts The Singh Brothers.The King of Strong Style was moments away from winning the title after connecting with the Kinshasa, but the Singhs distracted the referee, delaying the count for the pinfall.Mahal tried to escape the match, but the challenger was in hot pursuit and brought him back to the ring. However, Nakamura would miss on his second Kinshasa attempt, opening the chance for the Modern Day Maharaja to nail the Khallas.The Usos also became five-time tag team title holders after defeating The New Day in their brutal Hell in a Cell encounter to reclaim the SmackDown Tag Team Championships.Jimmy and Jey Uso subjected the duo of Big E and Xavier Woods to a hellacious beatdown, finishing the match with a double splash with a steel chair on top of Woods for the three-count.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona defender Gerard Pique calls for unityby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Gerard Pique has called for unity after victory at Getafe.Pique, Barcelona’s third captain, sent a message to the board in the mixed zone of the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.”We have to be united, the fans and the board,” said Pique. “When one person doesn’t want to get angry, there are no fights. We know the club, we know the daily goings on, we know who writes the articles, even though they may carry another person’s name.”Pique added: “We want to compete, go out to play and not cause fights that don’t exist. We don’t want them to eist. Things can go better or worse, but we should be united or we’ll hurt ourselves.”
Texas hosted No. 14 Baylor tonight, and the Longhorns needed the win to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive. They won 61-59 in overtime on a runner by guard Isaiah Taylor, but not before seven players from both teams were ejected following a serious scuffle in the extra session.The scrum started near the scorers table and resulted in multiple players leaving their respective benches. Assistant coaches and referees had to break up the action.A look at the fracas in Austin. Several #Texas players left the bench area, to join the scrum Maybe 1-2 #Baylor plyrs pic.twitter.com/eBTDmN7gD4— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieTV) March 3, 2015Here’s a glance at the seven players who got the boot for their roles in the near melee.Seven players (4 Texas, 3 Baylor) have been ejected in #BAYvsTEX. pic.twitter.com/Kq3LvsYmqC— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) March 3, 2015Amazingly, Taylor, who was involved in starting the entire incident, not only didn’t get ejected but ended up winning the game with his floater in the lane. Longhorns head coach Rick Barnes needed this win, but it’ll be interesting to see if players from either team are suspended moving forward.