Group Says EPA RFS Proposal Runs Counter to President’s Budget

first_imgHere is the excerpt from the White House FY 2015 budget blueprint Americans United for Change called a big win for taxpayers and consumers: Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Mar 4, 2014 Facebook Twitter “Eliminates Unnecessary Fossil Fuel Subsidies. As the Nation continues to pursue clean energy technologies that will support future economic growth, it should not devote scarce resources to subsidizing the use of fossil fuels produced by some of the largest, most profitable companies in the world. That is why the Budget proposes to eliminate unnecessary fossil fuel subsidies that impede investment in clean energy sources and undermine efforts to address the threat of climate change.  In total, the Budget would repeal over $4 billion per year in tax subsidies to oil, gas, and other fossil fuel producers.” SHARE Americans United for Change hailed the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget – highlighting the repeal of more than four-billion dollars a year in tax subsidies to oil, gas and other fossil fuel producers. Americans United for Change Executive Director Caren Benjamin says pointless subsidies for big oil shortchange investment in cleaner burning, cheaper renewable fuels of the future. To be consistent with the President’s budget – Benjamin says the Environmental Protection Agency should reconsider its plan to give a back door subsidy to Big Oil by gutting the Renewable Fuel Standard. Benjamin says that proposal runs counter to the President’s strategy to address climate change by supporting clean energy because a weak RFS means less incentive for innovation in cleaner burning, next generation renewable fuels and guarantees a greater use of fossil fuels. Previous articleThe Positive Side of Big DataNext articleAlumni to Receive Purdue Agriculture’s top Award Gary Truitt SHARE Home Energy Group Says EPA RFS Proposal Runs Counter to President’s Budget Group Says EPA RFS Proposal Runs Counter to President’s Budgetlast_img read more

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Historical Performance Data Finally Released

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, TX. Born and raised in Texas, Kendall now works as the online editor for DS News. July 27, 2016 1,408 Views Fannie Mae releases historical performance data that provides the market with the ability to analyze the performance of approximately 700,000 loans in Fannie Mae’s book of business that were modified due to delinquency, according to an announcement from the company. The report states that this population includes modified loans that are current, delinquent, or liquidated post-modification.According to Fannie Mae, this data is being released in conjunction to the re-performing loan (RPL) securitization program announced earlier this year in April 2016.The report states that the population of loans in this particular dataset is made up of single-family loans that had been permanently modified between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2015 into step-rate or fixed-rate mortgages, with modification terms from 180 to 480 months.These were revised under various modification programs, including HAMP and Streamlined Modifications and certain mortgage loans, including government mortgage loans, non fixed-rate or step rate monthly paying loans, and modified loans allowing for forbearance, were excluded from the dataset.It is noted that the performance data for the modified single-family loans in the dataset has been divided into two text files categorized as Loan Detail and Performance. For the Loan Detail file, data includes static mortgage loan data at the time of the mortgage loan’s modification as well as the loan’s initial origination.In regards to the Performance file, it provides the monthly performance data for each mortgage loan from its first payment date per the modification terms through March 2016, or until a voluntary or involuntary prepayment for the loans become 120+ days delinquent six months after the modification. Additionally, the Performance file contains approximately 25 million records related to performance information.“We are pleased to share this data, which will enable investors to better understand the expected performance of Agency MBS backed by our re-performing loans,” said Bob Ives, Head of Retained Portfolio Asset Management, Fannie Mae. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Tagged with: Delinquency Fannie Mae Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Ocwen Remains Positive Despite Another Quarterly Loss Next: Serious Delinquencies Continue to Seriously Decline Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Historical Performance Data Finally Released The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Historical Performance Data Finally Released Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Delinquency Fannie Mae 2016-07-27 Kendall Baer Related Articleslast_img read more

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Wanted: Faster, better, metrics

first_imgWanted: Faster, better, metricsOn 2 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Keith Rodgers, Co- founder of Webster Buchanan Research, a companyspecialising in IT and human capital management research www.websterb.comSoftware tools exist to provide organisations with better workforceintelligence, but HR analytics – and HR’s use of them – still have a long wayto go. When the history of the HR technology industry is finally written, one bigchapter deserves to be reserved for ‘wasted opportunities’. And somewhere nearthe very top of the list should be human capital reporting and analysis. For years, leading enterprise HR software vendors have offered analyticaltools that give organisations better insight into workforce planning andperformance management. And for as many years, large numbers of customers havesteered clear of them. Part of the blame lies with the software industry itself – after all, if theapplications really were ‘must-haves’, we’d all have them. But some of theblame must be set at the door of the HR department, as many HR metrics fallshort of what business leaders need. For example, it’s important to know if thenumber of voluntary terminations at your organisation increases year-on-year,and HR will be expected to identify the problem areas, help establish thecauses and draw up a plan to tackle them. But the chief executive might wantthis put in a wider business context. For example, how does the increase inattrition affect productivity? Without this Information, it’s hard to get the interestof senior executives – and if they’re not interested, HR may as well notproduce the data. This level of analysis can seem daunting. You can correlate employee dataand model what your workforce will look like on 5 March 2006, but it takes alot of effort and, in the meantime, you’ve got day-to-day issues to deal with. The solution lies in a combination of market maturity and a healthy dose ofrealism. First, software vendors are striving to make analytical applicationseasier to adopt, so you may be able to meet many of your needs more easily thanyou think. Second, you might be able to put your existing reporting capabilityto better use – no other department uses its IT systems to its fullestcapacity, so it’s unlikely that HR does so. Finally, like many IT projects, a step-by-step approach to improvingreporting may help make your analytical projects more manageable. While it’s good to think big, it’s often more practical to start small. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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51’s Crush Bees In Vegas

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Las Vegas, NV)  —  The Bees gave up 10 runs over the first two innings in a 13-6 loss to the 51’s in Las Vegas last night.Starter Osmer Morales gave up seven hits and six earned runs in less than two innings to take the loss.  Jose Fernandez homered in defeat.Game two of the three-game set gets going tonight. Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees August 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local 51’s Crush Bees In Vegas Robert Lovelllast_img

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Undergraduate Student Government hosts Meet the Candidates event

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government hosted a Meet the Candidates event Tuesday night in TCC 227 to introduce the presidential and vice presidential tickets, in addition to the USG senatorial candidates, to the student body before the Feb. 7-9 elections.USG Vice President Austin Dunn and his running mate Morgan Monahan did not attend the event. Another ticket, consisting of USG Senator Daniel Million and his running mate Tim Vorhoff, also did not attend the event. USG Senate candidates were present for the event, along with USG presidential candidate Rachel Udabe and her running mate Rebecca Harbeck. The candidates started the event by introducing themselves and giving a brief explanation of their platforms. They then described the issues that mattered to them the most.Blake Ackerman, a freshman majoring in business administration and is running on a ticket with fellow senatorial candidates Debbie Lee and Noah Silver, said he would like to see the greek community merge with rest of the University. “I know it’s very tense sometimes, and I want to help diffuse that tension,” he said. Ackerman then underscored the contributions of younger students within the University. “Freshmen are the future,” he said. “I’m a freshman, and I’m thinking ahead.”Preston Fregia, a sophomore majoring in political science and also running for USG Senate, said he was passionate about making college more affordable. “The main reason I’m running is because of tuition,” Fregia said. “I am really focused on students being able to pay for school, especially low-income students.” Senate candidate Natalie Antounian, a junior majoring in political science and international relations, said she is running as a voice for student commuters who have a rough time socializing and becoming part of the campus community. “As a commuter myself, I know my fellow commuter peers have trouble coming into their social bubble,” she said. Antounian plans to advocate for a lounge area where commuters can socialize and rest during long gaps between classes, a time when students who live close to campus would likely be able to go home.Attendees of the event asked how candidates planned on increasing student engagement in campus government and combating apathy in the student body. Tyler Matheson, the only current USG Senator running for re-election, said holding candidates in elected office accountable is crucial for students to believe that voting matters.   “A culture of apathy is created when a student votes for an elected official and [the student’s] effort is not rewarded with an outcome from that official,” Matheson said.Matheson stated that more accountability for USG officials in the next semester and coming years will demonstrate that students are actually voting for change. “We do get paid, and this is a job,” he said. “I expect us to serve the student body as such.”Fregia ultimately underscored the role of USG on campus, saying that there was not much more the organization could do to motivate increased student involvement.“USG has done an excellent job getting people involved,” Fregia said. “If people aren’t getting involved, then that’s also their choice.”last_img read more

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Nikola Jokic helps Nuggets hold on for win over Clippers

first_imgDENVER >> Nikola Jokic had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets withstood a big rally to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 114-104 on Sunday night.Trailing by as many 20 points in the second half, Los Angeles had pulled within six with 1:11 remaining when Patrick Beverley was called for a foul on Jokic. Clippers coach Doc Rivers was incensed over the call and was given two technical fouls and tossed from the game. Jamal Murray hit both free throws to give the Nuggets some much-needed breathing room.Murray finished with 19 points and reserve Michael Porter Jr. provided a spark by scoring 13 as the Nuggets bounced back from a loss to struggling Cleveland the night before at the Pepsi Center. Denver has yet to drop back-to-back home games this season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousDenver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant (9) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots against Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant (9) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant (9) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray reacts after being fouled during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) argues a call with referee Nick Buchert (3) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) grabs a rebound from Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives past Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig (3) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers argues a call during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots under pressure from Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig (3) and Jamal Murray (27) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) passes between Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) and Patrick Patterson (54) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone argues a call during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless (8) is fouled by Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives past Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant (9) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) drives his head into Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) drives past Los Angeles Clippers guard Rodney McGruder (19) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant (9) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)NextShow Caption1 of 17Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Expand Denver had quite a sequence midway through the fourth when Will Barton blocked a shot and Jokic grabbed the rebound. He quickly threw it ahead to Barton, who then dished it off to Monte Morris for a 3-pointer.Soon after, the Clippers went on a 10-0 run and was looking for more when Harrell was called for an offensive charge when he stepped in front of Jerami Grant, who was guarding Leonard. That didn’t sit well with the Clippers.TIP-INSClippers: George remained back in Los Angeles to receive more treatment on his hamstring. “We’ll just keep evaluating,” Rivers said when asked about an update. … Considered day to day with a knee injury, F JaMychal Green played more than 17 minutes and scored two points.Nuggets: F Paul Millsap missed a third straight game with a bruised left knee. … The Nuggets outrebounded the Clippers. They’re 18-2 when outrebounding a team. … Morris finished with 12 points.PLAY LOOSENuggets coach Michael Malone wants to see his team play more free when facing a team such as Cleveland, which had nothing to lose in picking up its 12th win Saturday night.“Not once have I ever pulled a guy out from making a mistake or missing a shot,” Malone said. “Play as hard as you can, that’s a great starting place. Just play hard. After you play hard, we can … find a way to play free.”DEFENDING JOKICRivers said the 7-foot Jokic presents a difficult challenge given his versatility.“Post-ups, he’s great. Passing, he’s great. Shooting, he’s great,” Rivers said. “Not a lot of weaknesses there. Just got to guard him hard.”UP NEXTClippers: Host Cleveland on Tuesday. Have won three in a row at home over the Cavaliers.Nuggets: Close out a three-game homestand Wednesday against Charlotte. Kawhi Leonard scored 30 for Los Angeles. Lou Williams had 26 and Montrezl Harrell added 25.The Clippers played without star forward Paul George, who missed a second straight game with a strained left hamstring. Los Angeles dropped to 8-6 this season when George doesn’t play.This game marked the first of three between two of the upper echelon teams in the Western Conference.Gary Harris showed signs of breaking out of a shooting slump by scoring 15 points. He’s been diligently working on his jumper after shooting 25.6% over his last four games. He was 5 of 9 against the Clippers.The Nuggets extended their lead to 89-69 with 1:26 remaining in the third quarter on Porter’s floating layup.last_img read more

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