31 May

Emergency Notarization Order Crafted

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Emergency Notarization Order Crafted  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: RON Technology July 6, 2020 1,366 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Emergency Notarization Order Crafted Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily RON Technology 2020-07-06 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Delinquencies Rise 20% in May Next: Risks for Homeowners Outside FEMA Flood Zones Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), American Land and Title Association (ALTA), and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) collaborated to craft a draft model emergency notarization order.A release from ALTA stated that the model is designed to create “uniformity” and provide legal certainty for use of remote notarizations in states promoting social distancing measures.Paul Anselmo, CEO, Evolve Mortgage Services, said COVID-19 emphasized the need for standardization amongst all vertical sin the mortgage process.“The efforts made by every lender, settlement provider, and realtor to assure a safe, transparent process for the consumer were challenging when every state had different rules around Remote Online Notarization,” Anselmo said. “It is important that the process is one that assures each transaction was performed with the integrity, consistency, and security necessary to assure the asset is sellable and enforceable.”He added: “When lenders move forward in their support of RON, the only way transactions can scale is to have that standardization in every state. Without standardization, it is impossible to adopt and embrace 50 different ways to conduct business and maintain any resemblance of control. Every vendor should be operating using the proper security protocols as outlined by the MISMO RON Standards even if a state has adopted more formal rules and regulations around RON or offers a remote ink-signed notarization alternative.”The release added that “State advocates are encouraged to use the model order, draft request letter, and one-pager as appropriate in their state.”“A home is a basic need and real estate finance is an essential service supporting that need. During any current or future periods of state or local shelter-in-place orders, this essential business infrastructure must be able to continue to operate,” the release from ALTA stated. “Indeed, freezing this part of the economy is not an option for consumers, and can have a multibillion-dollar impact on the American marketplace.”ALTA added the inability to purchase or sells a home could have a punishing financial effect on consumers.“Home sellers should not have to take their homes off the market when they need to sell it in order to fulfill their contractual obligations to purchase another home and a potential home buyer who needs to move for job a change cannot pause that activity without significant financial consequences,” ALTA said.According to ALTA, laws for Remote Online Notarization (RON) have been enacted in over 25 states. Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more

19 Oct

Washington troops hit with coronavirus after protests

first_imgTopics : Members of the Washington DC national guard have tested positive for coronavirus in the wake of their deployment during recent protests in the US capital, the guard said Tuesday.DC National Guard spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Brooke Davis said they could not reveal the number of positive tests due to “operational security.”She said they came after the 1,700 members were demobilized following service during the protests that erupted in front of the White House and elsewhere over the killing of African American George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. The guard were mobilized by the mayor and then the federal government on June 1 to help keep order after protests turned into rioting and looting.They were screened for COVID-19 before and after deployment, Davis said.While many protesters wore masks during the unrest not all did, and many law enforcement and guard personnel also went without.”National Guard personnel are social distancing and use of PPE measures remained in place where practical throughout” the deployment, Davis said.center_img COVID-19 has claimed almost 112,000 lives in the United States since it spread from China and Europe earlier this year. The country has registered some two million cases — from a worldwide total of 7.2 million.last_img read more

24 Dec


first_imgGrianan of Aileach Photo By Adam Rory PorterAN Grianan Fort has been included in images on the newly-designed Irish Passport, Tanaiste Eamonn Gilmore revealed today.The Grianan of Aileach, the ancient fort in Burt is linked to the Ulster Ui Neill high kings.Other images include Cliffs of Moher, the Samuel Beckett bridge on the River Liffey, Croagh Patrick, the Aviva stadium, Cork Opera House and the Rock of Cashel. Drawings of Gaelic games, dance, fishing and music also feature, along with the national anthem, written in music throughout the booklet. AN GRIANAN FORT IMAGE INCLUDED ON NEW IRISH PASSPORT was last modified: September 30th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An grianan of aileachdonegalirish passportlast_img read more

18 Dec

SA’s proud Dakar record enhanced

first_imgThree stages after their mishap, on the sixth race day, they were called upon to stop and help Brazilians Mauricio Neves and Clecio Maestrelli after they were involved in a multiple rollover in the fifth factory Race Touareg. Neves suffered several broken ribs and De Villiers waited until medical help arrived. “This was a Dakar where nothing went right for us – we had eight punctures on top of everything else – but we look ahead to the next Dakar and will be putting everything we can into preparing ourselves for the new challenges that lie ahead.” It was also the closest finish ever in the car category, with the 2 minute 48 seconds gap between Sainz and Al-Attiyah equivalent to a distance of just 3.73 kilometres. It was a fast Dakar with Sainz recording an average speed of 101.8 km/h for the 4 800 km of special stages. “While we are proud to be members of the winning Volkswagen team, we are naturally very disappointed,” said the 37-year-old from Stellenbosch. “All the training and preparation over the past 12 months, including my successful recuperation from back surgery, was not rewarded with the success we had worked so hard to achieve. Nasser-Al Attiyah of Qatar and German co-driver Timo Gottschalk were second in the closest finish yet seen in the car category of the Dakar – 2 minutes and 12 seconds behind their Volkswagen team-mates. Miller and Pitchford were 32 minutes and 51 seconds in arrears at the finish. Disappointed but pleased“We were disappointed to finish third, but pleased for Volkswagen,” said the 47-year-old Pitchford, who hails from Woodmead in Gauteng. “1-2-3 is an awesome result that Volkswagen richly deserves. SAinfo reporter “This is a great team with a lot of motivated and talented people. Congratulations to Carlos and Nasser. They were in a class of their own this time.” Defending champions’ problemsDefending champions De Villiers and Von Zitzewitz lost all chance of repeating their 2009 triumph when they experienced electrical problems on their Race Touareg on the third race day and had to wait almost three hours for assistance from their support truck. From then on they were required to play a support role to their team-mates, carrying additional spares and having to stop and render assistance when needed. The disappointment of defeatIt was a race in which the South African off road champion of 2001 once again had to deal with the disappointment of defeat as he had done in Dakar 2007 in Africa when he was stopped by an under-bonnet fire while comfortably leading. Volkswagen claimed an historic and emphatic 1-2-3 finish and a second consecutive victory after the success of De Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz in last year’s event. Miller and Pitchford were second in 2009. WinnersSpain’s Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz won their first Dakar Rally after 14 days and over 9 000 km of driving, completing the 14 special stages and 4 800 km of racing in a time of 47 hours and 10 minutes. center_img ‘Water carriers’“From special stage four until the finish we were the ‘water carriers’. Our job was to assist our team-mates still in with a chance of winning the race and we carried lots of spares, making us around 150 kilograms heavier than the others. South Africa’s proud record in the Dakar Rally, the world’s toughest motor sport event, was enhanced in Argentina and Chile in 2010 by Ralph Pitchford and Giniel de Villiers. Another South African, Alfie Cox – for many years a leading challenger in the motorcyle category – saw his race end early when he crashed into a ravine in his Nissan Navara on 7 January. Volkswagen’s dominance was illustrated by the fact that their closest challengers were the French pairing of nine-time Dakar champion Stephane Peterhansel (six wins on motorcycles and three in cars) and Jean-Paul Cottret in a BMW X3, who completed the marathon race two hours, 17 minutes and 21 seconds behind the winners. “It was hard to maintain our motivation under these circumstances and we certainly felt disheartened at times. But that is how it works. We were part of a team, the best team in the Dakar for the second year in a row, and it was our turn to assist as others did for us in 2009. Stage winsFor the record, Volkswagen won the most stages (seven) with Al-Attiyah taking four, Sainz two and Miller one. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 19 January 2010 They eventually finished a creditable seventh, 5 hours 10 minutes 19 seconds behind Sainz and Cruz. Pitchford, the 2009 South African off road champion co-driver, served as American Mark Miller’s navigator as they placed third overall in their Volkswagen Race Touareg in the 32nd edition of the famous race on the weekend. True to form, he dealt with the disappointment with the same grace and humility with which he handled his historic win last year, the first by a South African in this famous race.last_img read more

18 Dec

NFU urging positive steps on addressing climate change

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson urged Congress and international leaders to take meaningful steps to mitigate climate change and pledge themselves to provide adequate risk management tools for America’s family farmers and ranchers, who are charged with ensuring the nation’s food security and have been dealing with a changing climate for decades.“Earth’s climate is changing — temperatures are rising, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, and precipitation patterns are shifting. The nation’s family farmers and ranchers have been in the trenches, working through that reality for years,” Johnson said. “Farmers and ranchers need access to both robust risk management tools and resources to help them cope with this new reality, or global food security is at risk.”Johnson noted that average temperatures have risen across the contiguous 48 states since 1901, with an increased rate of warming over the past 30 years.  And the most recent 50 years likely have been the warmest worldwide in at least the last 1,300 years.  This increase in temperature not only threatens grain production, but meat production as well.“Grain yields decline about 5% for every one degree of temperature increase,” Johnson said.  “Livestock production systems are vulnerable to temperature stresses as well, leading to reduced productivity per animal and thus higher costs for farmers and ranchers.”“This presents a real challenge for family farmers and ranchers who will be tasked with greatly increasing their productivity per acre to meet the needs of the world’s quickly expanding population,” he added. “Thankfully, there are means for adaptation and mitigation through strong, smart public policy that focuses on reduced emissions and increased sequestration.”Johnson noted that NFU has long supported sundry conservation measures including no-till, the planting of cover crops, Conservation Reserve Program participation, and the use of high-efficiency machinery and equipment. “These practices are common among our membership, and with continued education can become more commonplace across our nation.”The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has noted, “evidence exists that the U.S. is already experiencing an increased incidence of extreme weather events,” has suggested several steps that farmers and ranchers can take to either reduce emissions, increase sequestration, or both.“We appreciate the administration’s efforts to increase development of renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as USDA’s work engaging farmers in climate mitigation through existing conservation programs. Their work educating farmers on how climate will affect their operations through the regional Climate Hubs is also, and will continue to be, essential to maintaining high productivity and food security,” Johnson said. “But it is past time for Congress to step up.”Johnson urged America’s farmers and ranchers to make clear to Congress that it needs to ensure that public policy initiatives that mitigate climate change are fully implemented and that risk management tools for farmers remain fully funded.“The nation has already adopted important public policy steps, like the Renewable Fuel Standard, that must be fully implemented to be effective,” he said.  “At the same time, Congress needs to resist pressure for further cuts to the 2014 Farm Bill and crop insurance, two important policy tools that have greatly helped farmers manage the extreme weather fluctuations they’re already experiencing.”Johnson pointed out that the nation’s farmers and ranchers are responsible stewards of the land, and combined with strong public policy initiatives, will continue to lead the nation in its efforts to mitigate climate change.“Time and again, the nation’s farmers and ranchers have shown that their love for the land and untouchable work ethic, combined with good public policy, are a force to be reckoned with,” he said.last_img read more

28 Nov

BCCI probe meet against Modi put off to end of month

first_imgThe next hearing of the BCCI’s disciplinary committee, probing charges of financial irregularities against former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, has been put off by two weeks following a request from his attorney Mehmood Abdi.Abdi requested that the sitting, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in Delhi, be put off following an accident of Modi’s counsel Swadeep Hora, who has been cross-examining the witnesses of the BCCI and the request has been accepted.Hora met with an accident on Friday evening while he was travelling back to Jaipur along with his son. He would be unable to conduct the cross examination this week as his son has sustained injuries and required his care and attention, the Modi camp informed disciplinary panel member Arun Jaitley.The new dates of the hearing have been fixed as December 27 and 28, it was learnt.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

28 Nov

Uma Bharti advises Digvijay Singh to touch Vajpayee’s feet and sort out issues

first_imgUma BhartiUnion Sports Minister Uma Bharti and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh recently addressed rallies on the same day and at almost the same time on Narmada waters.In his address, Singh held the Vajpayee Government responsible for not releasing funds for a Narmada pipeline project for Bhopal.Since his address,Uma BhartiUnion Sports Minister Uma Bharti and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh recently addressed rallies on the same day and at almost the same time on Narmada waters.In his address, Singh held the Vajpayee Government responsible for not releasing funds for a Narmada pipeline project for Bhopal.Since his address was a tad before Bharti’s she had the opportunity of replying to his allegations. However, it was the closing argument that was the clincher: Singh should go and touch Vajpayee’s feet and everything would be sorted out, advised Bharti.last_img read more

15 Oct

Four major CRTC decisions that will impact your cellphone TV and Internet

first_imgAdvertisement Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the world for their cellphone, Internet and TV services, but those bills could change depending on how Canada’s broadcast regulator handles some major issues it’s expected to decide on next year.The CRTC has several important hearings, reviews and rulings expected in 2017. Here’s a look at four of them:Differential PricingIn the fall, the CRTC held a weeklong hearing examining differential pricing, which occurs when a company offers customers the same or similar products at different prices. Specifically, the regulator looked at how Internet service providers use differential pricing with their data plans. The review came following complaints that some companies were not including certain music and video streaming services toward customer data plans, thereby acting as gatekeepers, influencing consumption and making it difficult for some providers to enter the marketplace. OpenMedia, a consumer advocacy group, has been calling for the elimination of data caps on home and wireless Internet plans. Others, however, argue the practice gives customers more choice.The CRTC is expected to set out a policy governing differential pricing next year.Wholesale Internet RatesThe CRTC will set final rates for what Bell, Rogers, Telus, SaskTel, Shaw, Cogeco, MTS and Videotron must charge smaller companies for access to their high-speed networks. The smaller service providers rely on those networks to offer Internet, TV and telephone services.The regulator set interim rates in October that were mostly lower — in some cases by up to 89 per cent — than what many of the incumbents wanted to charge. The CRTC says it’s setting the fees to help foster competition.If the final fees remain close to the interim ones, the smaller companies could pass on the savings to consumers by lowering their prices. That could put pressure on the bigger companies to follow suit.However, some of the incumbents have warned that low fees may slow or halt their broadband network investment — a threat some experts take with a grain of salt.The final rates are expected in the first half of 2017.Wireless Code ReviewIn February, the CRTC will hold a hearing to determine whether the wireless code of conduct, which took effect in December 2013, needs to be improved.After hearing from the public, the regulator created the code in part to help consumers understand their plans better, prevent bill shock, shorten contract lengths and lower cancellation fees.The CRTC started gathering feedback on the effectiveness of the code in September and will accept more submissions from the public between Feb. 6 and 14.So far, it has heard complaints about high prices, surprise charges, phone unlocking fees and wireless data limits, among other issues. If the CRTC concludes the code needs to be updated, some of those gripes could be addressed.Basic Telecommunications ServicesLast year, the CRTC launched its review of basic telecommunications services. It sought to determine which ones Canadians need to have to be able to meaningfully participate in the digital economy, as well as what the CRTC’s role is in ensuring all Canadians have affordable service options available to them.OpenMedia argued high-speed Internet access should be redefined as a basic service. Currently, low-speed Internet, individual line touch-tone phone service, a printed copy of the current phone book on request, and a number of phone services, including emergency, fall into that category.It called on the CRTC to give all Canadians access to broadband Internet for $30 monthly, and to provide better, more affordable access to the country’s remote and rural communities where broadband investment has lagged.The review could determine sufficient upload and download speeds, and create funding mechanisms to support the ability to supply modern telecommunications services.A spokeswoman for the CRTC says a decision may come before the end of the year.The Canadian Press Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

15 Oct


first_img Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment In short, In God I Trust holds a mirror up to the ugliness of the MAGA era, and the humanity and resilience that – somehow, despite the chaos and the noise – manage to survive.“We wanted to show why people are the way they are,” says Vancouver director Maja Zdanowski, who developed the In God I Trust script with Paul St-Amand. “We try to go into the psyche of, ‘Why do they do the things they do?’ We want people to watch the film, not take anyone’s side, and be moved.” The film In God I Trust was written in 2015, back when the concept of President Trump seemed like a delusion concocted by Fox News pundits.But there’s something about the feature film – which premieres this week at the 2018 Whistler Film Festival – that feels like it has its finger on the ailing but still beating heart of North American culture in 2018.It peers into white supremacy; it delves into religion and class constructs; it confronts gun violence and racial prejudice; it offers insight into people who seem intractably rooted on their own side of the great divide. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more