Fed Keeps Interest Rates Steady

first_img Previous: Disasters and Defaults: A Retrospective Next: Court Allows Recovery of Attorney’s Fees Following Foreclosure Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. January 29, 2020 1,309 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will keep the federal funds rate at 1.5 to 1.75%, according to a statement following the latest Committee meeting. The Committee cited a strong labor market and moderately rising economic activity.“Markets anticipated the Fed’s stance in the wake of the bank’s December meeting. As investors anticipate rising risks in markets, demand for bonds is likely to remain solid, keeping mortgage rates on a sideways trajectory in the months ahead,” said realtor.com’s Senior Economist George Ratiu. “Rates are about 80 basis points below last year, offering first-time buyers favorable home financing. However, the number of homes available for sale have reached a two-year low, adding headwinds to the housing market.”While interest rates are low, following multiple decreases from the Fed in 2019, some homeowners and potential buyers would still like to see them fall further. Of the three most popular government actions among first-time homebuyers—lowering interest rates, providing tax credits, and easing lending standards—lower interest rates are the most popular option, Redfin reports, especially among buyers with annual incomes of less than $100,000. However, as Redfin notes, though these government actions would make homebuying more affordable in the short-term, they would not directly address the long-term shortage of affordable homes.The FOMC will be looking at global economic indicators when determining its next rate decision, as Ratiu notes.“Globally, central banks remain committed to accommodative stances in their monetary policies, with most European banks, as well as the Bank of Japan, at zero interest rates,” Ratiu continues. “The outlook for world economies remains clouded by slowing growth and increased geopolitical risk. A recent report indicated that increasingly synchronized global housing markets are expected to experience moderation in 2020, with price declines likely to impact economic output.”  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Federal Reserve Interest rates 2020-01-29 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Fed Keeps Interest Rates Steady Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Federal Reserve Interest rates Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fed Keeps Interest Rates Steady Subscribelast_img read more

Assistant Professor of Business Informatics

first_imgFull Time or Part Time?Full Time Working TitleAssistant Professor of Business Informatics DepartmentBusiness Informatics Job Open Date12/09/2020 Purpose of Position Commitment to Inclusive Excellence Qualifications Applicants must have a PhD or in Information Systems or a closelyrelated field from an AACSB accredited university.Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/EqualAccess/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness,equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seekexcellence through diversity among our students, administrators,faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups isencouraged.All candidates are expected to submit a diversity statement. Thisstatement should provide the candidate’s unique perspective ontheir past and present contributions to and future aspirations forpromoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in theirprofessional career. In line with the University’s AffirmativeAction Policy, candidates are not expected to disclose theiridentity or membership either in the diversity statement or inother application documents submitted to the search committee.Demographic information is solicited through the applicationprocess; however, those data are confidential and are not providedto members of the search committee.Applicants should visit http://jobs.nku.edu/postings/9733 to applyand must provide the following:• Cover letter outlining qualifications and interests• Detailed curriculum vitae• Evidence of teaching effectiveness• List of three references with contact information• Sample of research work• Diversity statementFor more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee:Dr. Teuta Cata [email protected] Review will begin in January2021.Any candidate who is offered this position is required to gothrough a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated byKentucky State Law. Posting Details Quick Linkhttps://jobs.nku.edu/postings/9733 Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeReferencesDiversity StatementStatement of Teaching InterestStatement of Research InterestOptional DocumentsOtherEvidence of teaching style and effectiveness Position NumberTBD Preferred EducationPh.D Will teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes and conductresearch. Will also participate in university service and industryengagement activities as applicable. Open Until FilledYes Requisition Number2020F504 Job Close Date * Please let us know how did you find out about thisposting?(Open Ended Question)* Have you taught any course in Health Informatics? If so,please list the courses.(Open Ended Question)* Have you conducted any research in Health Informatics?(Open Ended Question) Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Primary Responsibilities Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/EqualAccess/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness,equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seekexcellence through diversity among our students, administrators,faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups isencouraged. Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a full-timetenure-track assistant professor faculty position in our BusinessInformatics Department. This position begins August, 2021.Programs in the Department include a Master of Science in BusinessInformatics ( MBI ), postgraduate certificates, and anundergraduate bachelor degree and minor in Business InformationSystems. These academic programs are AACSB accredited. TheDepartment of Business Informatics partners with the NKU College ofBusiness to offer innovative interdisciplinary AACSB accreditedcurriculum and programs. The Department also collaborates with theCollege of Health Professions to enhance and integrate our graduateand undergraduate Health Informatics degrees and relatedprograms.Northern Kentucky University invites applications for onefull-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in theBusiness Informatics department. The position will begin August2021. Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an areaoffering outstanding quality of life, Northern Kentucky Universityis a nationally-recognized metropolitan public university enrollingover 14,000 students and actively engages with its region of nearlytwo million people. The university offers 79 undergraduate degreeprograms and master’s degrees in 22 disciplines, along with JD,DNP, and EdD doctoral degrees. NKU opened a new $105Minterdisciplinary Health Innovation Center in 2018, where BusinessInformatics and Health Informatics faculty will play a key role inpopulation health research, education, and outreach.The College of Informatics is one of six colleges in theuniversity. It enrolls over 1,900 students in 14 bachelor’sprograms and three master’s programs. It was formed in 2005 tounite faculty and students from all the information-centricdisciplines. It is comprised of three academic departments:Business Informatics, Computer Science, and Communication and twocenters Informatics+ and Center for Information Security.. Some ofits distinctive majors include Data Science (only the third such BSprogram in the country when launched in 2013), Media Informatics,and Health Informatics, along with more traditional programs suchas Computer Science, Communication Studies, and Journalism. +.Cybersecurity is a particular strength. NKU has been designated asan NSA / DHS Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education since2014, and its new $500K donor-funded Cyber Threat Intelligence Labopened in 2018. The College of Informatics is located in GriffinHall, a landmark building filled with beautiful and innovativelearning spaces.The Business Informatics department shares AACSB accreditation withthe NKU Haile US Bank College of Business. It offers BS degrees andundergraduate minors in Business Information Systems and in HealthInformatics, and offers Masters of Business Informatics and Mastersof Health Informatics degrees, as well as graduate certificates inthese areas. The department collaborates with the College of Healthprofessions to enhance and integrate its Health Informaticsprograms. In addition, the department operates as the academic homefor the Library Informatics program. The department also providesextensive service courses for the universities BSBA and MBAprograms. It currently has 17 full-time faculty. 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Welcome Back Concert exhibits new artists

first_imgThe class of 2020, transfer students, and others new to USC had their first opportunity to attend a university-wide event at the annual USC Welcome Back Concert, which took place on Saturday in McCarthy Quad.The show was headlined by Mike Will Made It and LANY, and there were guest appearances from iLoveMakonnen, Lil Dicky, Jeremih and Eearz.The concert was hosted by the Concert Committee, and although the official numbers for this year have not been released, last year’s concert drew 5,000 attendees.“[For] freshmen, this is most likely their first big event on campus,” said Concert Committee Associate Director Caitlin Harriford. “We get the opportunity to hopefully bring in an artist that they are familiar with and enjoy.”To warm up the crowd, the first performance was by LANY, a pop band based out of Los Angeles.They were named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists to Know.” The group performed for about 45 minutes during their set.This year, the event was headlined by Mike Will Made It. Mike Will, an Atlanta based producer, is known as one of the most successful producers in the music industry, particularly rap. The list of collaborating artist include Rihanna, Gucci Mane, Kanye West and Future among many others.Mike Will has also had 23 songs chart on the Billboard Hot 100, including “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus, “No Flex Zone” by Rae Sremmurd and “Formation” by Beyoncé.During the performance, Mike Will brought out four acts to perform along with him. The first act was Eearz, who is signed under Mike Will’s record label Ear Drummer Records.Lil Dicky followed up with a performance of his hit song “Save Dat Money.” The crowd took very well to the Philadelphia native as he ended up freestyling toward the end of his performance.The third performance was by iLoveMakonnen, a Los Angeles-born and Atlanta-based rapper, who performed his hit songs “Tuesday” and “Swerve.” iLoveMakonnen also debuted a newer song off his latest mixtape, titled Red Trap Dragon.Finally, Jeremih came on to perform his hit songs “773 Love,” “Don’t Tell ‘Em” and “Planez” to end the hour and a half-long performance.Attendees such as Xavier Garcia, a junior majoring in neuroscience, were surprised by the lineup and pleased with the way the concert turned out.“I am a fan of [iLoveMakonnen] particularly so it was great to see him for free,” Garcia said. “I was not sure who to expect since I knew that Mike Will was a producer. I heard some rumors but they didn’t turn out the way I thought.”Others, such as Nate Repasky, a sophomore majoring in business administration and accounting, thought that bringing on lesser-known artists was a poor choice.“I had no clue who the first artist was at all,” Repasky said. “The second was better, but we could afford better names than we did.”last_img read more

For USC basketball, Kobe Bryant’s death hit close to home

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Freshman center Onyeka Okongwu learned of the crash while at the USC women’s basketball game on Sunday.“When I first found out, I thought it was fake news,” said Okongwu, who put aside his typical LeBron sneakers for a pair of Kobes on Monday. “I would never think he’d be the one. He’s meant so much to a lot of people in SoCal.”Like Anderson. He didn’t grow up in the cult of Kobe. He was a LeBron James fan, and for a while, those clubs felt mutually exclusive.But as he progressed as a basketball player, Anderson began to appreciate what Bryant represented, particularly when it came to his work ethic. Anderson used to wake up at 5:30 a.m. to drive to Fairfax each morning so he could be a part of that basketball team.And then Anderson learned that during the summers, Bryant would wake up at 3 a.m. to go the gym, just one example of his notorious work ethic. And that left Anderson inspired.“I couldn’t give you a day in my high school career that I said, ‘Oh, I’m excited to go wake up at 5:30 in the morning,” Anderson said. “Just because I’m in the gym by myself or with my trainer at that time, doesn’t mean that nobody’s gonna know what I’m doing at that time. There’s no need to go on social media and say, ‘I’m waking up at 5:30 in the morning,’ just to gloat. Kobe never did that.”Perhaps it’s Bryant’s tenacity that’s had the biggest impact on the next generation of hoopers. Okongwu spoke about reading Bryant’s book, The Mamba Mentality, and how it helps him deal with adversity and distractions.But Bryant’s legacy is too sprawling, like the city where he played, to be confined to any one thing, as Anderson noted.“I see like people shooting a paper ball in a trash can saying his name. That’s unbelievable to think that just an orange ball can take you that far in life,” Anderson said. “But he also used to say that if basketball’s the best thing he did in his life, then he failed. … It can make you money and fame and stuff, but allow you to have reach.”Anderson continued, “A kid in China who’d never even been to America, never seen Kobe in person, just on TV, to be able to inspire somebody like that, that’s a dream of mine.”One that Bryant helped inspire. LOS ANGELES — Across the street from Fairfax High School is a sneaker shop, Shoe Palace. One of its walls is painted in purple, with the likeness of Kobe Bryant soaring through the air for a dunk.Young Kobe. You can tell by the afro and the hops. The mural was painted after his 60-point performance in the final game of his 20-year career. The image is comprised of 413 triangles, in honor of the date of his final game, April 13. And not just any shape, but the one that lent its name to the offense that Bryant thrived in under Coach Phil Jackson as he won five championships for the Lakers.The store is a familiar haunt for Fairfax students, such as former Lion and current USC point guard Ethan Anderson. But on Sunday it turned into the site of a vigil as Lakers fans and Angelenos solemnly gathered to honor Bryant, who died Sunday morning in a helicopter crash that claimed lives of eight others, including his daughter Gianna.“I could see it from the classroom all the time,” Anderson said of the mural. “It never really hit me until he passed away that, wow, this is a guy that God has blessed us with that probably will never come again. Kobe is not just a regular basketball player.”center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAnd that was evident a long time ago.USC assistant coach Jason Hart graduated from Inglewood High the same year Bryant graduated from Lower Merion. The two were both invited to participate in the Magic Johnson All-Star Game in 1996.“He was just better than everybody,” Hart said. “He was different. He was the closest clone to Michael Jordan that I’ve ever seen, and that’s how he was in high school. Just flat-out better than everybody.”Bryant’s impact on the next generation of basketball players was evident throughout the NBA games played following his death on Sunday. Former Dominguez High standout Tyson Chandler was reduced to tears as his Houston Rockets tipped off against the Denver Nuggets. The San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan, the Compton High great, credited his love of basketball to Bryant.The news of Bryant’s death shook the USC basketball team, too. USC guard Jonah Mathews, a Santa Monica native, was so distraught by the news he opted to wait a couple of days before talking about Bryant.last_img read more

Telegraph titles for England players

first_img14 Oct 2013 Telegraph titles for England players England junior internationals Ashton Turner and Alice Hewson won the boys’ and girls’ titles respectively in the Telegraph BMW Golf Championship at Quinta do Lago, Portugal. Turner, from Kenwick Park in Lincolnshire, overturned a four-shot deficit to win, while Alice Hewson won a battle with childhood friend Samantha Fuller on the final green in front of a 100-strong gallery. Turner, 17, who revealed in the week that he turned down an X Factor live audition to focus on his golf, admitted that he came here to prove a point after finishing fifth in last year’s finals, won by the world’s leading amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick. “I really wanted this one and my aim was to come back stronger,” he said after a closing 69. “Fitz’s win last year and what he has achieved since is a target for everyone now.  It is an honour to follow in Matt’s footsteps and recreate what he has done.” At the start of the final round Turner was four shots off the pace set by Algarve resident Nathan Brader – who pitched in from 90-yards to birdie the first.  But by the turn, Turner shared the lead and he moved ahead on the back nine, notably holing out from 10ft and 17ft on the 10th and 15th, where Brader three-putted. Turner finished the event three clear of Hampshire’s Jack Singh Brar, who also signed off with 69, and of Brader. Meanwhile Alice Hewson, from Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, led throughout the girls’ event. But she had to withstand a strong challenge from fellow girl international Sammy Fuller before she claimed the title. “So stressful!” were the 16-year-old’s first words, as relief poured out when she knew she’d claimed the title by two shots.  Competition was intensely close between the two girls throughout the 54–hole event, as they returned the same score in both the first and last rounds. But Alice claimed a crucial two-shot advantage in the second round. Alice, who has multiple offers from American universities, said: “I couldn’t control what Sammy might do so I took it one shot at a time.” The two junior winners will now tee it up alongside Paul McGinley, the Ryder Cup captain, at next year’s BMW Championship Pro-Am at Wentworth. “I’m just so excited by this,” Alice added. Leading final scores Boys 211 Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park) 72 70 69 214 Jack Singh-Brar (Brokenhurst Manor) 73 72 69; Nathan Brader  (Portugal) 68 70 76     216 Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park) 75 71 70; Jamie Li (Bath) 69 75 72     218 Ewen Ferguson (Sco) 73 71 74     221 Arrun Singh-Brar (Brokenhurst Manor) 71 77 73 Girls 224 Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) 76 73 75 226 Samantha Fuller (Roehampton) 76 75 75     235 Ellie Goodall (Selby) 80 79 76; Sophie Keech (Parkstone) 82 75 78 238 Mollie Lawrence (Rochester & Cobham Park) 78 76 84 Caption: Alice Hewson (second left) and Ashton Turner (second right) receive their trophies.last_img read more