State Senate Kills Foreclosure Notification Bill

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago State Senate Kills Foreclosure Notification Bill Tagged with: Foreclosure Law New Hampshire Sales Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, News About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / State Senate Kills Foreclosure Notification Bill Foreclosure Law New Hampshire Sales 2019-04-30 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 30, 2019 1,299 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Taking Legislative Action Against Foreclosure Challenges Next: New Leader Announced for ALTAcenter_img  Print This Post New Hampshire House Bill 309, a bill intended to give homeowners more warning when facing foreclosure, was ended by voice vote in the New Hampshire, killing the bill, citing objections from banks and credit unions.Concord Monitor reports that the Bill would have required a sheriff to hand-deliver a notice of sale to a delinquent homeowner, noting that under the present law, that notice must only be mailed to the homeowner. Additionally, the bill would require that the notice itself explicit about the recourse a homeowner has to fight the non-judicial foreclosure procedure if he or she believes it was illegally issued.“The committee found that there was a large amount of opposition to the bill form various stakeholders and the financial community,” said Senator Harold French.Opposition to the bill, including banks, credit unions and municipalities, argued that the bill would have slowed the foreclosure process significantly and tie up the court decision. Opponents of the bill also argued that procedures developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have already created guidelines for banks to follow during foreclosures, though advocates have said they are poorly enforced.Senator Dan Feltes expressed his disappointment in the final decision.“Establishing a process and going through it in some cases will expedite the (legal) process, rather than putting the onus on homeowners to go to court to stop a potentially unlawful foreclosure and instead going through a process right away … is what most the states do,” he said.Those in support of the bill, including Feltes as well as New Hampshire Legal Assistance, a provider of legal resources for low-income homeowners, state that notices can be lost or ignored when sent in the mail, and HB 309 offers a safer and more direct way of communicating with homeowners facing foreclosure. Advocates note that many homeowners, though they know they may be behind on payments, may not be aware of how behind they are. 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. Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Northport Man Dies 6 Days After Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 47-year-old Northport man who had been hospitalized since crashing his vehicle last weekend died early Friday morning.Suffolk County police said Douglas Caldwell was driving his Nissan eastbound on Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge when the vehicle lost control, entered the center divider, struck a tree and overturned shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.Witnesses unsuccessfully tried to pull him from the vehicle before Commack Fire Department firefighters got him out. Caldwell was critically injured and taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he died six days later.Fourth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call themat 631-854-8452.last_img read more

Cuomo: GOP’s Health Care Changes Potentially ‘Devastating’ To New York

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An outraged Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday accused Republicans of punishing New Yorkers and potentially dealing a “devastating” blow to Long Island’s health care industry by pushing an amendment to President Donald Trump and the House Republicans’ health care repeal bill exclusively aimed at the Empire State.Cuomo slammed House Republicans after the provision to scrap Medicaid payments from county governments and shift the cost to the state was added to the beleaguered health bill as a way to sway unconvinced Republicans in Congress to support the bill. “The consequences will really be devastating to this state,” Cuomo said, adding that the amendment would cut $2.3 billion from Medicaid in upstate New York and on Long Island. New York would lose $4.6 billion over the next four years as a result, the governor said. As it stands, half of all Medicaid funding in the state comes from the federal government, and the remaining half is split evenly between the state and county government and other localities. The amended bill would scrap county funding of Medicaid and would ban federal reimbursement for local governments outside of New York City, which would still have to pay its share of Medicaid costs. With county funding removed from the equation entirely, there would be no one to make up the difference, argued Cuomo. The governor went on a blistering attack against House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and two upstate House Republicans who authored the amendment. “They’ve declared war on New York and this is just the beginning,” Cuomo said. “It started with health care, you’re going to see it with the budget that disproportionately hurts New York, you’re going to see it with their talk about ending state and local tax deductibility, it is nothing short of a targeted war on New York.” “It is cheap politics at best, because what the Congresspeople say is, ‘Well, if the county doesn’t have to pay their share, then the county can reduce taxes,’” Cuomo added. “What they leave out is, if the county doesn’t pay its share, there’s another $2.3 billion cut to Medicaid on top of everything else, and that means less people are going to get health care assistance.” Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul continued the evisceration late Tuesday, accusing Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) of perpetuating a “political scam on New York.” “If Mr. Collins wants to buy votes let the federal government pick up the share rather that the people of New York,” Hochul said in a statement. “Local county taxes or state taxes New Yorkers still pay. One way or another, it is still coming out of New York taxpayers’ pockets.” Collins characterized the amendment as a victory for New Yorkers in his own statement Tuesday. “This amendment will stop Albany from forcing its unfunded mandate down the throats of taxpayers, and help counties lower the property tax burden on hardworking families,” he said. “We understand the devastating impact New York’s reckless spending is having on everyday New Yorkers, and I’m proud to join with members of our delegation to bring vital tax relief to our constituents.”As many as 2.7 million New Yorkers could lose health insurance under the Republicans’ repeal bill, according to the Congressional Budget Office. On Long Island, the number of people in danger of losing health insurance is estimated at 133,324 and 152,631 within Nassau and Suffolk counties, respectively.Under the Affordable Care Act, New York, like many other states, expanded its Medicaid program, which experts say has helped lower the number of uninsured New Yorkers, which has been reduced from 10 to 5 percent since the Affordable Care Act went into effect. Officials from Nassau and Suffolk counties both said they’re reviewing the current proposal. A spokeswoman for Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said the county paid $241,121,959 in Medicaid payments in 2016. Nassau did not provide a figure. Health care experts on Long Island expressed concern over the new bill’s impact on Medicaid and what it would mean for hospitals even before the new provision came into play. Cuomo singled out hospitals and nursing homes on Long Island that could be in jeopardy if the bill as it currently stands passes. Republicans have promised for years to repeal Obamacare. Now that they’re in control of both chambers of Congress, they’re in a position to do just that. But an unfavorable CBO report, combined with criticism from various medical associations, and an ideological split within their own party, has hampered those efforts. The GOP this week put on a full-court press to avoid the bill from faltering in the House by instituting other changes to Medicaid to alleviate concerns from noncommittal members. Republicans need 216 votes to push the bill out of the House and to the Senate, where 51 votes are needed. The mad dash to bolster support for the bill included a visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday by the president himself. While the fight has focused on repealing Obamacare, locally there have been efforts to preserve the ACA.Democrats in the Nassau County Legislature Tuesday held a press conference urging County Executive Ed Mangano to review the impact a repeal would have on residents. One day earlier, Suffolk County Democrats held a similar event, arguing that low-income families, seniors, and those suffering from addiction could be left out in the cold. “Don’t be fooled: The plan right now will take people’s health care away, which will lead to death for many people,” said Lisa Tyson, director of the Long Island Progressive Coalition. “Health care should be a right. What is happening right now in Congress is a travesty.” Grassroots groups are also getting in on the action. Let’s Visit Lee Zeldin and New York’s 2nd District Democrats, two groups that emerged out of Trump’s election victory, planned separate rallies calling on Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and Peter King (R-Seaford) to vote “No” on the new bill. New York’s 2nd District Democrats plan to demonstrate outside King’s Massapequa Park office Wednesday night.Related Stories:GOP Health Care Plan Raises Serious Concerns For LI & NY, Say Rep. King & ExpertsCuomo: Obamacare Repeal Would Hurt Nearly 300K Long IslandersTrump’s Repeal Of Obamacare Would Profoundly Impact Long Island Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

G7 to coordinate economic reopening plans amid outbreak

first_imgThe leaders of the world’s most advanced economies, who met via videoconference hosted by Trump, are looking for a way to end the economic paralysis.”G7 leaders tasked their ministers to work together to prepare all G7 economies to re-open safely and on a foundation that will allow the G7 nations to reestablish economic growth with more resilient health systems and trusted supply chains,” the White House said in a statement.The United States currently chairs the G7, which includes Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.The International Monetary Fund has warned that the global slowdown is the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s, cutting world output by three percent this year alone. G7 leaders on Thursday pledged to work together to “safely” put people back to work as the coronavirus crisis drags on in a bid to revive the slumping global economy, the White House said.The Group of Seven nations also called for “thorough review and reform” at the World Health Organization, after US President Donald Trump’s searing criticism of the UN agency.In a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, many countries around the globe have instituted extreme stay-at-home orders that have shuttered businesses and devastated the job market. European Union leaders, who also participated in the call, said in a statement that trade would be crucial “in both overcoming the immediate crisis and ensuring a robust economic recovery.”More than two million people have been infected with the virus worldwide, and more than 140,000 have died.The G7 leaders agreed to “pool their research and talent to combat COVID-19 by sharing all relevant epidemiologic data,” the White House statement said.They emphasized their commitment to “a strong and coordinated global response to this health crisis,” and discussed what the statement called the WHO’s “chronic mismanagement of the pandemic.””The leaders called for a thorough review and reform process,” the statement said.Trump has halted all funding to the Geneva-based WHO, saying it put too much stock in the assurances made by China after the virus emerged there late last year.But it was not clear how widespread the criticism of the WHO was at the meeting. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman issued a statement expressing her “full support” for the agency.And EU leaders said any solution to the crisis would have to come “in strong cooperation with the existing international organizations.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Five highlights of Gerald Ankrah’s reign as Hearts General Manager

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak Managing Director, Gerald Ankrah, has resigned from his position with the club after 15 months.The former Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association boss was ushered into Hearts during a colorful ceremony to unveil the new signings ofthe club for the 2015 season.But after taking the club to the last 16 in the CAF Confederations Cup and helping the team to escape relegation, Gerald Ankrah has resigned from his position.JoySports takes a look back to some of his memorable moments at the club.    1.    TRANSPORTING STRANDED FANS BACK TO GHANA ON TEAM BUSWhen Hearts fans defied all odds to follow the team to Benin, little did they know that they would need another route back to the country after their bus broke down in Cotonou. But they made it in time to watch Hearts earn a good draw with AS POLICE with Soulama Abdoulaye saving a penalty on the day. However, matters got worse for the fans after the match when they were told their bus, which had carried them from Accra to Cotonou could not make the return trip. A number of the fans had no choice but to sleep at the Cotonou Stade De l’Amitie. Again, their worst fears became a reality when they were told that their bus would need three more days to be able to return to Accra. Gerald Ankrah ensured that a number of the fans and journalists joined the team bus, and a Ford wagon carrying the team officials, back to Accra. 2. HE WAS NO CHARLATANUnlike a number of people who find themselves in big positions and go heaven and earth to convince us that they were made for hegemony, Ankrah conceded on several occasions that he was not a “football person”. The honorable admittance is a first in recent football administration. Ankrah made it known, without the slightest hint of pride what his weakness and forte were. He had succeeded in GIBA, but Hearts was his biggest challenge yet. Yet, he did not cower. He tried several times to get sponsorship on board but due to circumstances unbeknownst to us, he could not succeed.3.   OVERSEEING TWO VICTORIES OVER ARCH-RIVALS ASANTE KOTOKOHearts had gone seven games without a win over Kotoko in the league, but on the new managing director’s first attempt under the tutelage of coach Herbert Addo, the Phobians ended that run, winning by a solitary goal at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium last February. It’s also under Gerald Ankrah’s stewardship that Hearts, again with coach Herbert Addo, defeated Kotoko on penalties in last year’s President’s Cup. The Phobians will go on to lose to Kotoko in the second round of the league but Ankrah will leave office with a 2-1 head-to-head record over the old enemy. 4.    HEARTS EXECUTIVE GROUP:The Hearts Executive Group was launched under the stewardship of Gerald Ankrah. Although the group has gone dormant, the idea behind its formation was a good lead for many Ghanaian clubs.5.  HONORABLE THING BY RESIGNINGNo Hearts Managing Director has experienced the two extremes of football management like Gerald Ankrah. The former Hearts Managing Director witnessed his side go all the way in the CAF Confederation Cup, enjoying the highs of victories over AS Police, Olympique Ngor, and AC Djoliba, before a humbling defeat at the hands of Esperance de Tunis that virtually ended the Phobians’ run in the last 16 of the competition. Again, the Phobians flirted with relegation and their league status was confirmed on the last day of the season. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Somerset golfer honoured with top England Golf award

first_img15 Mar 2017 Somerset golfer honoured with top England Golf award A Somerset golfer who has shared her love of the game for over half a century has been honoured with England Golf’s Lifetime Service Award. Jenny Hobbs of Bath Golf Club was presented with the award – sponsored by Your Golf Travel – at a glittering ceremony last night at Lord’s when the spotlight shone on great moments and achievement at all levels of English golf.  She was honoured alongside Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull as well as other players and heroes from the grass roots game. Jenny, who is featured in a specially filmed video, was recognised for her decades-long contribution of inspiring fellow players, encouraging juniors and supporting her club, county and country. “If she had been paid for the hours given to golf she would be a rich woman,” said Bath Ladies’ Captain Louise Buxton. “When Jenny reaches heaven if there is no golf course she will set about its organisation!” Jenny remarked: “I’m absolutely overwhelmed, this is marvellous and terribly exciting!” Her award includes a one-night stay with two rounds of golf, for four people at a UK Marriott Hotel and Country Club, given by Your Golf Travel.   She first learned golf as a school leaver, taught alongside a neighbour’s son at a local municipal course by a professional/greenkeeper. “All I remember is that he used to wear a long coat but he gave us jolly good lessons and I have been passionate about golf ever since.” She cherishes the friendships made and the health benefits gained. “I would recommend it rather than depending on the NHS,” she added. Jenny, 83, has been a member of Bath Golf Club since 1969 and is known throughout club, county and region as an unstinting volunteer. At the club, she’s been ladies’ captain three times, has sat on the general committee and still organises the ladies’ friendly matches. In the ladies’ centenary year in 1983 she played 100 holes in a day to raise funds for the celebrations. Then, at the age of 80, she played 80 holes in a day to raise over £1300 for the captain’s charity! Jenny has been closely involved with the county association, playing second team golf and serving as Somerset President before being made a life member. She’s also a keen supporter of the Bristol and District Ladies Golf Alliance and of South West golf, with many particularly fond memories of her days on the regional committee. At national level, she has been involved with training England teams. What’s more, she’s still a winning golfer who collected three trophies last season! Click here to read more about the Awards Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Endless Adventure in Crescent Valley plays host to fun-filled weekend

first_imgReally, it’s the start of summer.And the folks at Kootenays — Borderline Boaters are stoked to be presenting this year’s Kootenay Whitewater Festival this weekend on the Slocan River near Crescent Valley.The event, hosted at Endless Adventure, starts off with some meet and greet at the Endless Adventure campground and leads up to some exciting paddling Saturday and Sunday.This is an intermediate paddle fest with a variety of clinics for all skill levels, including beginners.The weekend starts off with a river run and clinics, followed by lunch, land games and more paddling in the afternoon. Dinner on your own then back in action for The Evening Entertainment — opening act Roy Has Fire, featuring Almanak and Wrapping up the evening with DJ ELF . Pilates Sunday morning with Live It Up Fitness, then a river run, Team Ball Race and Boater Cross for the rest of the afternoon. Finishing the weekend off with prizes and give-aways.Guided river runs on the some of the West Kootenays classics.The Kootenay Whitewater Festival is for intermediate paddler and the clinics are available for those that want to brush up on their skills. Endless Adventure is hosting a Playboating clinic on Saturday, a Creaking clinic on Sunday, and the Basic skills and rolling clinic both days. The clinic are an additional $30 each.Early registration is before Thursday for a discount of $10 at Endless Adventure, or register at Endless Adventure on Saturday  $60 for the weekend which includes lunch both days, T-shirt, prize, Party, camping.Registration and sign up goes from 8:15 to 9 a.m.! For more info about the festival or other events, feel free to call Endless Adventure at 1-877-FUN-8181 or email [email protected] [email protected]last_img read more

Nelson Minor Hockey opens up registration for 2016-17 campaign

first_imgFor more information, and/or to register, go to the Nelson Minor Hockey website. Now that the hockey season is winding down, it’s time for parents and players to prepare for next season as Nelson Minor Hockey has opened up the registration lines for applications for the 2016-17 campaign.Players wanting to play Rep Hockey should note the deadline for registration is May 31, 2016. This allows executive members and coaches to plan for tournaments and games for the upcoming season.House players have until uly 31, 2016 to sign up for the upcoming season.last_img read more