Diversity and the Business Supply Chain in Mortgage

first_img Diversity and the Business Supply Chain in Mortgage Previous: HUD Files Housing Discrimination Complaint Against Facebook Next: Florida: The Only State to Post Increased Delinquencies Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Diversity and the Business Supply Chain in Mortgage in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Tagged with: AMDC Diversity mortgage Spends Supply Chain Vendor Management Related Articles 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe August 19, 2018 5,060 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago AMDC Diversity mortgage Spends Supply Chain Vendor Management 2018-08-19 Radhika Ojhacenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago How can a minority-owned business get certified? What are the best practices to track and report vendor activity for diverse vendors in the mortgage and servicing industry? What steps can be taken to foster diversity in the appraisal business? These were just some of the questions that were tackled by experts during a webinar by the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC), titled “Diversity and the Business Supply Chain.”Presented by Edmond Buckley, President Aspen Grove Solutions, Francisco Reyes, Director, Vendor Oversight, Altisource, Clint Welser, VP, Business Development, Laudan Properties, and Kirk Willison, SVP Government and Industry Relations, Altisource, the webinar began with an overview of how minority-owned businesses could get certified.Going into the details for each, the speakers took the audience through the details of how a HUBZone designation qualified an entity to participate in federal contracts related to Low-Income Tax Credit areas. They also gave details on the different types of minority-owned enterprises that could qualify to get certified for businesses. These included LGBT-owned, service veteran-owned, small business entities, women-owned business entities, and minority business entities.The panel then gave insights to the audience on how key industry players tracked and reported vendor diversity and how companies could consolidate practices into standard guidelines into their own vendor diversity program. From benchmarking to making a business case for having a diverse vendor network, the speakers gave tips on how companies could track diversity spends as well as how they could create general guidelines for optimal vendor management.”Some companies require third-party certification to consider a vendor diverse while others accept self-certification as well,” the panel explained. “Qualifications may vary from one certifying body to the next, but majority ownership and management are common requirements.”The webinar concluded with examples of how companies could foster new opportunities in America’s appraisal industry and how increasing the ethnic and gender diversity in this industry could help the appraisal industry tackle its existing challenges.Click here to hear the full recording of this webinar.  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Share Savelast_img read more

EU proposes to ban plastic straws stirs and cotton buds

first_imgBRUSSELS – The European Union has proposed banning plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to reduce litter spoiling beaches and ocean beds.The European Commission said its proposal would seek to cut marine litter in half for the ten most prominent items and avoid environmental damage estimated at over $250 billion over the next dozen years.EU Vice-President Frans Timmermans said that utensils would not be banned completely, but steps would be taken to have them made out of sustainable materials when possible.“You can still organize a pick-nick, drink a cocktail and clean your ears just like before,” Timmermans said.He also made new proposals to ensure that it is the polluter that pays.The proposal will be assessed by the EU parliament and member states but Timmermans hopes to see results before May 2019.And unlike so many EU proposals that are immediately criticized by consumer and environmental groups as too little too late, the reaction was largely positive on Monday.“The only way to stop plastics pouring into our oceans is to turn off the flow at its source: production,” said Lasse Gustavsson, the European executive director of the environmental group Oceana, as he lauded the initiative.European Green Party lawmaker Monica Frassoni also welcomed the initiative and added that “the scale of the problem means that we cannot rely on individual European countries to take action and must instead find a Europe-wide response.”The European Parliament has said that plastics production is now 20 times higher than in 1960s. The EU has also been spurred into action by China’s decision to no longer import part of the bloc’s waste.last_img read more

Office space worth 35 billion eligible to be listed under REIT

first_imgNew Delhi: India currently has USD 35 billion worth of office spaces that are eligible to be listed under the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), according to property consultant JLL India. REIT is an investment tool that owns and operates rent-yielding real estate assets. It allows individual investors to make investment in this platform and earn income. The successful listing of India’s first REIT floated by Embassy Office Parks heralds the institutionalisation of real estate assets and indicates enhanced maturity and professionalism in the real estate market, Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalJLL India Chief Executive Officer and Country Head Ramesh Nair said. “Growing knowledge of REITs will ensure acceptability and gradual increase of interest from retail investors. We expect to see other asset classes like retail, warehousing and hospitality also offering REITable assets in the times to come,” he said. According to JLL’s latest report titled India REITs – Heralding a new era in real estate investments released today, Indian commercial real estate market is estimated to provide 294 million sq ft of REITable space from the existing office stock. “These REITable assets would be valued at USD 35 billion”.last_img read more

Kareena Kapoor joins Irrfans Angrezi Medium

first_imgMumbai: Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan is set to play a cop in Irrfan Khan-starrer “Angrezi Medium”. Producer Dinesh Vijan confirmed the news and said the actor will be a “great addition to the franchise”. “‘Angrezi Medium’ is a very special film, and I’m excited that she’s going to be a part of it. We wanted to introduce this character who would be taken forward in the franchisees to come, and she’s perfect for it,” Vijan said in a statement. “Here she plays a cop, a role she’s actually never done before. We will be shooting in London this June and it will be great to be back on set with her,” he added. The film, directed by Homi Adajania, went on floors recently and also stars Radhika Madan and Deepak Dobriyal, among others.last_img read more

Indian eves beat Republic Of Korea 21 in tour opener

first_imgJincheon: Indian women’s hockey team defeated hosts South Korea 2-1 in the first match of the three-match bilateral series to begin its short tour on a confident here on Monday. Young striker Lalremsiami (20th minute) and Navneet Kaur (40th) scored for India, while Shin Hyejeong (48th) found the net for Korea. High on confidence after its impressive outings in Spain and Malaysia earlier this year, India made a strong start against the hosts. After missing out on an opportunity to score from a penalty corner early in the first quarter, India scored a splendid field goal through Lalremsiami in the 20th minute. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThe visitors’ second goal came in the 40th minute when Navneet struck beautifully to extend the lead. While the hosts won five penalty corners in the course of the match, and a penalty stroke in the last quarter, they managed to convert only one set piece in the 48th minute through Shin Hyejeong. It was India’s experienced goalkeeper Savita who made commendable saves to keep her team’s lead intact. “Considering this was our first match, I think the result was good but the performance can be better. We tried some new things in the match and it was interesting to see how we handled the change,” India’s chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said after the game. “We must bring our technical skills to a higher level in order to play faster and that will be one of our priorities for the next match.” India will play its second match of the tour on Wednesday.last_img read more

How I Became The Worst Player In Madden

Maybe you’re not into reading and you skipped our comprehensive breakdown of how EA Sports develops Madden ratings for 2,600 NFL players. Maybe you also passed on my story about what it took to get into the game and just how rough it would be for a normal person out on the NFL gridiron (even a virtual gridiron). We still have you covered with this short video produced by Paul DiNatale, Ryan Nantell and Patrick Smith on the whole process, from my grisly tryout to how I fared playing quarterback for the New York Giants.

Ohio State mens lacrosse knocks off Johns Hopkins 1512

OSU junior attackman Carter Brown (14) scored six goals in the Buckeyes’ 15-12 win against Johns Hopkins on March 5 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsFor the first time ever, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team defeated the nine-time NCAA Champions Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, 15-12, Sunday night at Ohio Stadium.“Awesome,” was the first word senior David Planning could muster to describe his team’s performance.“When you beat a team like that as a senior, at home, there’s no greater feeling in the world,” Planning said.Hopkins (4-6, 1-1) struck first with two early goals, but that proved to be the Blue Jays’ largest lead of the game. OSU (9-3, 2-0) registered goals from five different players, but all signs pointed to junior attackman Carter Brown.With Brown playing at the “X,” he found the back of the cage six separate times with five of those goals coming from behind-net wrap arounds.“It starts with the guys up top beating their guys. If the defense slides and starts to rotate, that makes my job really easy. I just make gains and come hard across the goal,” Brown said.But Carter was not the only Brown finding success on the field. For Johns Hopkins, junior Ryan Brown scored eight goals against the Buckeyes with one assist, giving him nine total points on the night.The game was tied nine different times as the Buckeyes struggled to pull away. But OSU redshirt-sophomore goaltender Tom Carey registered 14 saves to lead the Buckeyes’ defense.“The offense played great tonight. As a defense we didn’t play our best, but the offense had our back the whole game,” Carey said.Coach Nick Myers agreed that the OSU defense wasn’t at its best, but said he was still happy about how his team played overall.“Defensively, we knew we were going to have our hands full but I was proud of the way we fought for 60 minutes and ultimately came away with the victory,” Myers said.The win provided a lift for the Buckeyes after they fell to the Blue Jays in triple overtime last season.This time around, the OSU offense found its groove and scored more than 10 goals against Johns Hopkins for the first time in the program’s history.“We’ve been battling all week practicing so hard, but really it all starts in the back and Carey played awesome back there. We had (senior midfielder) Chris May winning faceoffs which gave us the possession, offense was just playing really simple and fast,” Brown said.Though OSU totalled 15 goals from five different players, Planning had arguably the highlight goal of the night at 13:06 in the second quarter. Sophomore attackman JT Blubaugh fed the outlet pass to Planning, who used a split dodge to beat two Hopkins defenders before rifling a shot to the back of the net.But for Planning, the night was about his teammates and the Buckeyes winning their second game in the Big Ten.“This is a whole team win, we had goals spread out throughout the entire team,” Planning said. “We are a team first and foremost. I’m so proud of what we have accomplished.”With two conference games behind them, Myers said the Buckeyes have to focus on what’s ahead.“For our men, the most important thing is to think about how to get better and get win number three next week. There will be a time to reflect on the season, but right now it’s time to get back, get our rest and improve as we head north for the weekend,” Myers said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich., at 2 p.m. read more

Emre Can and Flanagan to exit Liverpool

first_imgGermany midfielder Emre Can who has been linked with a switch to Italian champions Juventus will depart Liverpool when his contract expires this summer.In 2014, Can moved to Anfield from Bayer Leverkusen for £10m. Right-back Jon Flanagan, who spent the end of the 2017-18 season on loan at Championship club Bolton, is also leaving Anfield after failing to make a league appearance in Jurgen Klopp’s team last season.Can was signed by Brendan Rodgers, made his 167th and final appearance for Liverpool in last month’s Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid. Flanagan on the hand has 51 appearances in senior games after his 2011 debut against Manchester City and has one England cap after playing in a friendly against Ecuador in 2014.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Liverpool finished fourth in the Premier League in 2017-18, have agreed to sign Monaco’s central midfielder Fabinho in a deal that could be worth more than £40m while another central midfielder, Naby Keita, is arriving from RB Leipzig in July in a transfer worth £52.75m. The Reds are also close to agreeing on a deal for France playmaker Nabil Fekir, according to BBC.Liverpool are also considering whether to activate the £12m release clause in Xherdan Shaqiri’s contract, with the Switzerland midfielder poised to leave Stoke City following their relegation to the Championship.last_img read more

New stadium will take Spurs to next step – Lloris

first_imgTottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has hailed their “fantastic” new stadium and says it will “bring the club to the next step”.The opening of the Spurs new stadium continues to be delayed amid reports of electrical and structural issues.The club released a statement on Wednesday saying that their clash against Manchester United on January 13 will be hosted at Wembley stadium.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“We knew at the beginning of the season we were very excited, we knew we would have a chance to play in the new stadium,” Lloris told Sky Sports.“We don’t really know when it’s going to happen. There’s a lot of expectation from the players because it’s something fantastic for the club and will bring the club to the next step.”Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on Thursday said that he hopes the new stadium would be ready to host their first Champions League last-16 tie in February next year.last_img read more

Jona Lossl experiencing worst period at Huddersfield

first_imgHuddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has revealed he is experiencing his worst period as a player at the club.David Wagner’s men suffered a fifth-consecutive defeat on Saturday following their 3-1 home loss to fellow strugglers Southampton at the John Smith Stadium.The Terriers are currently seated in 19th position on the Premier League table ahead of a Boxing Day trip to Manchester United, and have won only two games in the league so far.Lossl signed for Huddersfield from Mainz on loan in the summer of 2017 after they secured promotion to England’s top tier division, before making the loan deal a permanent move in June.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.He said, according to BT Sport:“It’s definitely the worst point we’ve had in the 18 months that I’ve been here. But I think we have to show what character we’re made of. We have to stand together as a team and as a club as well.”“These guys in the stands are loyal as always and we really do need them. We need them to believe as much as us. We saw in moments in the second half what difference it really makes when all of us stand together.”“I do really think that we can turn this around, because we have performed very well this season, and we have the quality in the team. If we want to turn it around, we need to stay positive. I don’t want to go down.”last_img read more