Pasadena State Assemblymember Chris Holden Praises Resolution Commemorating Legacy of Jackie Robinson

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Today, the California State Assembly passed a resolution recognizing the 70th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in a major professional sport. Robinson, a Pasadena native, made baseball history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in April, 1947.Jackie Robinson is a true hero who continues to influence our lives 70 years later by his actions and words both on and off the field,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “With this resolution the legislature recognizes the bravery he exhibited, and the sacrificial hardship he and his family endured, during a time in our country’s history of racial turmoil and inhuman discrimination.”Robinson was born January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia and was raised in Pasadena, California. A stellar athlete, young Robinson excelled not only in baseball but was a lettered athlete in football, track and field. He also played on the varsity squad of each of these sports while attending UCLA.While as a commissioned second lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II, he refused to sit in the back of an unsegregated military that resulted in his denial of combat duty. Consequently, he was acquitted and received an honorable discharge and later assigned to Camp Breckinridge, Morganfield Kentucky where he worked as an Army athletics coach and was subsequently encouraged to try out for the Kansas City Monarchs, a Negro National League team.Upon joining the Dodgers in 1947, Robinson led the Dodgers to win 6 pennants and the World Series in 1955. Robinson, after his historic career, became a vocal champion for civil rights and other social and political causes by joining the NAACP and helping establish the African-American Freedom National Bank.“Jackie Robinson will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come,” said Holden. Top of the News Business News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Government Pasadena State Assemblymember Chris Holden Praises Resolution Commemorating Legacy of Jackie Robinson Published on Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 3:38 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

HUD Suspends Face-to-Face Requirement in Response to COVID-19

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Rachel Williams The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Coronavirus COVID-19 HOUSING HUD Mortgages Secretary Ben Carson U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Coronavirus COVID-19 HOUSING HUD Mortgages Secretary Ben Carson U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 2020-03-14 Rachel Williams in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Postcenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago HUD Suspends Face-to-Face Requirement in Response to COVID-19 Early Saturday morning, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a partial waiver of 24 CFR 203.604, a servicing policy requiring mortgagees to establish in-person contact with borrowers during early default intervention. This suspension was issued in response to public concerns over the spread of COVID-19.In the partial waiver, which was signed late Friday evening, The Hon. Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner states that the policy “is not practical given the public health recommendations being disseminated by local, state, andfederal government agencies to limit contact between individuals, in order to containthe spread of the COVID-19 virus.”In place of the face-to-face requirement, the partial waiver outlines that mortgagees must establish contact via alternate methods, such as phone interviews, email, or video conferencing technology such as skype. This partial waiver is limited to a 12-month period and does not apply to face-to-face requirements in place for the Section 248 insurance program.Montgomery goes on to write that without this measure there would be a risk of “non-compliance by mortgagees as well as borrowers. . . . [that] could hinder the servicing of FHA-insured loans.”HUD also affirmed uninterrupted operations for its partners, stating, “the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) wants to assure its mortgagees and other interested stakeholders of its continued business operations in this evolving environment. Should FHA Single Family be required to close some or all its offices, our business operations will continue as usual; however, with some possible delays.”To address additional concerns stemming from COVID-19, the office released a “COVID-19 Questions and Answers” document. In it, FHA outlines loss-mitigation options available to borrowers who may be negatively impacted by the coronavirus, stating:As with any other event that negatively impacts a borrower’s ability to pay their monthly mortgage payment, FHA’s suite of loss mitigation options provides solutions that mortgagees should offer to distressed borrowers–including those that could be impacted by the Coronavirus–to help prevent them from going into foreclosure. An example of one of these options is our Special Forbearance for unemployed borrowers. The SFB-Unemployment Option is a Home Retention Option available when one or more of the Borrowers has become unemployed and this loss of employment has negatively affected the Borrower’s ability to continue to make their monthly Mortgage Payment.In a statement earlier this week, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria also addressed how the FHFA, as well as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are focusing their response by providing guidance to servicers.“To meet the needs of borrowers who may be impacted by the coronavirus, last week Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reminded mortgage servicers that hardship forbearance is an option for borrowers who are unable to make their monthly mortgage payment,” Calabria said.In addition, industry groups are coming together to support homeowners who may impact impacted by COVID-19. On Friday, DS News reported that under the direction of the National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA), leaders from across the mortgage industry are joining forces to create the COVID-19 Mortgage Industry Task Force (ITF) to coordinate on processes, procedures, and policies related to the crisis.More than 25 mortgage banks and nonbank servicers, legal professionals, and service providers will take part in the coalition.”The speed of response from the industry has been unparalleled,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of Five Star Global. “We will continue to work with industry groups such as the Mortgage Bankers Association to focus on practical solutions for both the near-term and long-term impacts of COVID-19, in order to assist homeowners and to ensure the stability of the American housing market.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 14, 2020 16,780 Views Previous: Casting a Net for Cybersecurity Next: Biden, Sanders Address Possible Bailout & Mortgage Impact During Presidential Debate Home / Daily Dose / HUD Suspends Face-to-Face Requirement in Response to COVID-19 Subscribelast_img read more

Scottish health service sets tough safety agenda

first_imgFocus on occupational health in Scotland sees the health executive setrigorous new standardsHR directors at the Scottish Health Department have placed the health andsafety of its staff at the top of the agenda. The Health Department has launched six working groups which will set minimumoccupational health standards it wants managers to follow within two years. Personnel staff want to cut accidents by five per cent a year over the nextsix years and develop a national OH service in the NHS in Scotland within threeyears. HR director of the Scottish Executive Health Department Dr Gerry Marr toldthe audience of 130 OH nurses at the conference he was committed to developinga clearer occupational health strategy in the next five years. “We want to promote occupational health in a more focused way andrecognise that staff need to be supported by the environment that they workin.” He added, “We are looking to support and expand the role of nurses inour occupational health service and in the health service generally.” One working group is looking at the number of injuries from old-styleneedles and the cost of introducing retractable needles in the NHS in Scotland.The initiative was launched by the Scottish Partnership Forum at its meetinglast month. Scottish health service sets tough safety agendaOn 1 May 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Ecuadorean Minister of Defense Visits USNS Comfort

first_imgBy By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs October 29, 2018 As part of its partnership with Ecuador, the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) hosted officials from the government of Ecuador during the ship’s medical assistance visit, October 22, 2018. Ecuadorean Minister of Defense Oswaldo Jarrin, and U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Todd C. Chapman were among the distinguished visitors aboard Comfort for a tour of the ship’s medical facilities and a meeting with senior leadership. Both officials made remarks along with U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Sean Buck, commander of U.S. 4th Fleet, during a press conference held aboard the ship. “The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort begins its medical support for the people of Ecuador, our first mission stop of five, over an 11-week period, here, in the Southern Hemisphere,” said Rear Adm. Buck. “Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, the embarked medical team will provide care onboard this ship, as well as at two sites ashore.” During the conference, Ecuadorean officials and Rear Adm. Buck discussed Comfort’s mission in Ecuador. “This deployment represents the United States’ enduring promise to the peoples of Ecuador and other Latin American nations of our friendship, our partnership and our solidarity,” added Rear Adm. Buck. “This mission will enable us to strengthen ties in support of our enduring partnerships with the people of Central and South America. It is a partnership that will enhance our shared values, interests, and community, and a commitment to unity, security and stability in the region.” Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, the embarked medical team will provide care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. The deployment reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas.last_img read more

McKinleyville’s Jared Smith signs letter of intent to play football at Southern Oregon

first_imgMcKinleyville >> Considering what his father does for a living, Jared Smith has been around college football his entire life.For the better part of the last decade, he’s been a common sight on the Humboldt State sidelines where he would make his customary headset handoff to the Jacks’ veteran head coach and his dad, Rob Smith.Now, the younger Smith will get the chance to follow in his father’s footsteps and play college football himself. On the same night that McKinleyville High teammate …last_img

100th Birthday Wishes to Ms Ethel Wood from the Governor General

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 13, 2017 – Nassau – Ms. Ethel Wood, who celebrated her 100th Birthday on December 10, 2017 had a special visit to her home by the Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, who brought warm birthday wishes on Friday December 8, 2017.(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img