first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Spotlight on REO and Servicing Trends The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Five Star Conference HOUSING Property Management REO Servicing Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Discussing the Default Landscape Next: Keys for Life Concert Celebrates Industry, Vets Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Spotlight on REO and Servicing Trends The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Five Star Conference HOUSING Property Management REO Servicing 2019-09-24 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save 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 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Education and knowledge-sharing were at the center of proceedings during the second day of the ongoing Five Star Conference and Expo in Dallas. The Property Preservation Lab, Servicing & Compliance Lab, and the REO Lab all provided attendees with keen insights into the latest trends in default servicing and asset management.Hosted by Guardian Asset Management and Co-Hosted by Apex Asset Management Group, Brookstone Management, Five Brothers, Laudan Properties, and MSI, the Property Management Lab began with opening remarks from the Lab Director, Hoss Gabbard, Managing Director, Default Operations/Post Sale, Home Point Financial Corporation.Topics such as strengthening vendor relations, preserving assets in high-risk areas, and honing request for proposal (RFP)-writing skills were at the heart of the discussion during the Property Preservation Lab in the morning. “There’s a misconception that Fannie Mae knows that they’re looking for,” Rebecca Thibaudeau, Category Manager, Corporate Procurement, Fannie Mae noted regarding writing RFPs. “We want to find out what’s out there.”The afternoon saw two key areas of the default servicing business being discussed by experts. At the Servicing & Compliance Lab led by Michael S. Waldron, Chief Compliance Officer, Bayview Loan Servicing, experts discussed strategies to enhance operations, manage costs, and assist homeowners.Hosted by Altisource and Co-Hosted by BRON, Situs AMC, Consolidated Analytics, Ernst & Young, and National General Lender Services, the discussions at the Servicing & Compliance Lab revolved around the present and future of servicing, expectations from new housing policies, and technological innovations in servicing operations.At the REO Lab hosted by Home Depot Renovation Services and Co-Hosted by Altisource, Constructive Management, and Five Brothers Asset Management, Lab Director Andrew Oliverson, VP, REO Operations, Green River Capital, led discussions on the challenges of REO disposition.”The challenge that agents have had in the past and may still have is staying relevant as auctions become bigger,” Oliverson said. “You’ve got to continue to be that local expert. Its important for agents to be engaged and know their local market.”The lab deep-dived into critical topics facing the REO business. They included insights on working with government agencies, the future of asset management, how technology’s shaping the REO business, and advances in alternative disposition strategies.”Make yourself a resource,” commented Rida Sharaf, SVP of Operations, USRES.The education sessions will continue on Wednesday with expert insights and keynotes during the Diversity & Inclusion Lab, Foreclosure Lab, and Fintech Lab. About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago September 24, 2019 1,718 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO, Servicing last_img read more

first_img“We found that both kinds of smoke had the same effect on blood vessels and that marijuana smoke’s effects lasted at least three times as long as tobacco smoke’s effects,” Springer explained to U.S. News in an email. US News 20 March 2018Family First Comment: “We in the public health community have been telling them for decades to avoid inhaling secondhand smoke from tobacco. We have not been telling them to avoid inhaling secondhand smoke from marijuana, and that’s not because it’s not bad for you – it’s because we just haven’t known.”Now we do!www.saynopetodope.nzExposure to marijuana smoke is three times more harmful than exposure to tobacco smoke, new research suggests.Matthew Springer, a professor at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, studied the effects of smoke on rats and found exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke makes it harder for arteries to expand and allow a healthy flow of blood. Springer’s research involved putting a lit cigarette or marijuana joint in a plexiglass box with anesthetized rats. When exposed to tobacco smoke, the rats’ arteries had difficulty expanding for about 30 minutes. However, when exposed to marijuana smoke, the arteries took about 90 minutes to return to their normal function.“People think cannabis is fine because it’s ‘natural,’” Springer told NPR. “I hear this a lot. I don’t know what it means.”center_img He said tightly controlled marijuana, which has been tested, has less chemicals than cigarettes. However, any smoke is bad for the lungs, heart and blood vessels.READ MORE: https://www.usnews.com/news/health-care-news/articles/2018-03-20/study-marijuana-smoke-3-times-worse-for-you-than-tobacco-smokelast_img read more

first_imgIf Kevin Durant’s mission is the ruination of the NBA, he is failing.Two weeks ago, four of the top five-rated programs in prime-time were pro basketball games. Last year’s NBA Finals, which were Durant’s first with Golden State, sported the highest ratings since Michael Jordan’s strike-a-pose goodbye shot in 1998.The 2018 sweep of Cleveland didn’t do as well, because reruns generally don’t, but it still topped the average by 7.7 percent.This seems to indicate that if Durant really (A) destroyed the NBA’s competitive balance when he joined the Warriors, or (B) took the easy road to his first and second championships, most fans are OK with it. They should be. From 2000-2010, the Lakers and Spurs won eight of 11 championships. From 1981-98, the Celtics, Lakers and Bulls won 13 of 18. From 1957-69, the Celtics won 11 of 13.Durant’s Oklahoma City squad had the Warriors down 3-1 in 2016 but couldn’t close. More than anyone, he saw how integrated they were. Their ball movement is still exquisite.Durant sensed he would not rupture a disk while he carried these teammates to the promised land. But if he had to erupt for 40 points, they would also be fine with that. That is why they recruited him..All-star bands don’t always mesh like the Highwaymen did. The smoke is still clearing from the crash of Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.Russell Westbrook-Paul George-Carmelo Anthony lost in the first round just as Oklahoma City had the year before (the Thunder has not won a playoff series since Durant left). LeBron James won only two in Miami when Chris Bosh receded into the curtains and let James and Dwayne Wade take the microphone.Some thought Klay Thompson would have to accept the tambourine when Durant showed up. Actually his minutes and shots have held steady and were above his career averages both years.Incredibly, Durant is being ripped because he wanted to win. He could have signed with Sacramento and averaged 40 points. Instead, he chose to make history with the most symphonic lineup in the game, one in which egos might compete but don’t explode. David West made vague references to the turmoil that enveloped the Warriors this season. Whatever it was, it stayed underneath the lid.Now it becomes James’ season.A championship probably lies on the path to Philadelphia, but it’s more likely he’ll sign with the Lakers. With Steph Curry turning 31, Durant 30 and Thompson and Draymond Green 29 next season, and with the Celtics welcoming Irving and Gordon Hayward, it’s not likely it will matter what James does.Words dissipate in the effort to describe James’ play in the postseason. But the prevailing image comes from Cleveland’s huddle between the end of regulation and the overtime in Game 1.J.R. Smith had just dribbled out the clock because he thought Cleveland was ahead. Still, Cleveland should have been engaged, with a chance to beat the champs on the road.But James sat silently. He covered his head. He radiated my-dog-just-died grief. No one but Kyle Korver tried to buck up Smith. Coach Tyronn Lue was nowhere to be found. And the Cavaliers mailed in the OT. Series over.One cannot imagine Green, Curry, Steve Kerr or anyone in the Warriors huddle allowing a wounded player to suffer.Then James apparently broke his hand punching the whiteboard in the locker room and, when the series ended, dramatically announced he’d broken it.If the Lakers sign James, they are signing up for late May fun, at least. They should also expect their share of “Days Of Our Lives” drama.Of course, there’s always the chance Durant will have finally succeeded in reducing the NBA to box lacrosse.But he’s off to a bad start. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThis might be a big statement, but the criticism of Durant for leaving Oklahoma City and joining Golden State might be the most asinine talking point in the history of sports.Pro basketball is doing fine. In the 2016-17 season, the NBA’s revenues reached $7.37 billion, an increase of $1.5B from the year before. Young talent floods the league. This year, it was Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell. In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo is 23. New Orleans big man Anthony Davis is 25. For that matter, Kyrie Irving is only 26.As baseball gets more sclerotic and as football keeps eating its young, basketball is the growth sport, the one that still enchants the Fortnite generation.A true subversive never would let that happen.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Neither has Durant turned the NBA into the Warriors’ colony. Sure, he is 2 for 2 in titles and Finals MVP awards, but the league never has been equitable.last_img read more

first_imgAzra Dedic from Bihac, the first employed person with Down syndrome in BiH who is also actively engaged in judo for 10 years, won the silver medal in the A category of the competition in the G-judo in Italy.Brave Azra, a true lover of judo, won against the representative of Russia with two wins and one defeat, and thus won the silver medal and showed that a great judo career is waiting for her.A total of 181 competitors from 18 countries participated in this international tournament, and according to Azra’s mother Remzija, Azra attracted a lot of attention because whole teams came to a tournament, and Azra was alone from BiH with her coach Fikret Becic, but she got plenty of support.“Italians, if their team is not fighting, are cheering for Azra, Slovenes too. Teams from Brazil, Andorra, the UK, Romania and others did the same. It was an amazing feeling,” said proud mother.“She won gold last time in Pordenone, and now she won a silver medal. However, this is the strongest tournament in the region that took place in the Italian city of Ravenna,” noted Azra’s mother Remzija Dedic.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

first_imgDefinitionVolkmanns contracture is a deformity of the hand, fingers, and wrist caused by injury to the muscles of the forearm.See also: Compartment syndromeAlternative NamesIschemic contractureCauses, incidence, and risk factorsVolkmanns contracture occurs when there is a lack of blood flow (ischemia) to the forearm. This usually occurs when there is increased pressure due to swelling, a condition called compartment syndrome.Trauma to the arm, including a crush injury or fracture, can lead to swelling that presses on blood vessels and can decrease blood flow to the arm. A prolonged decrease in blood flow will injure the nerves and muscles, causing them to become stiff (scarred) and shortened.When the muscle shortens, it pulls on the joint at the end of the muscle just as it would if it were normally contracted. But because it is stiff, the joint remains bent and cannot straighten. This condition is called a contracture.In Volkmanns contracture, the muscles of the forearm are severely injured. This leads to contracture deformities of the fingers, hand, and wrist.There are three levels of severity in Volkmanns contracture:Mild — contracture of two or three fingers only, with no or limited loss of feelingModerate — all fingers are flexed and the thumb is stuck in the palm; the wrist may be stuck in flexion, and there is usually loss of some feeling in the handSevere — all muscles in the forearm that both flex and extend the wrist and fingers are involved; this is a severely disabling conditionThe injury that usually causes this condition is an elbow fracture in children. Other conditions that can cause increased pressure in the forearm include:advertisementAnimal bitesAny forearm fractureBleeding disordersBurnsExcessive exerciseInjection of certain medications into the forearmSymptomsThe main symptom is pain that does not improve with rest or pain medications, and continues to get worse with time. If the pressure is allowed to continue, there will be:Decreased sensationPaleness of the skinWeaknessSigns and testsThe doctor will perform a physical exam. If you have compartment syndrome in the forearm, you will have severe pain when the doctor moves the fingers up and down. Your forearm may be very swollen and shiny. You will feel pain when your forearm is squeezed.The diagnosis can be confirmed with a test that directly measures pressure in the area. This involves inserting a needle into the affected area. The needle is attached to a pressure meter. There is a specific pressure level that confirms the diagnosis of compartment syndrome.TreatmentIf there is a forearm or elbow fracture, you should use a sling or splint to keep the area still and raise the arm above heart level. This helps prevent further injury and excessive swelling.The best treatment is early surgery to release the pressure in the forearm before any permanent injury to the muscles and nerves occurs. Reconstructive surgery to lengthen and sometimes transfer muscles is necessary to try to regain some hand function.Expectations (prognosis)How well a person does depends on the severity and stage of disease at the time treatment is started.If surgery to relieve pressure is performed before permanent damage occurs, then the outcome is usually excellent. The wounds are usually left open (covered with a sterile dressing) and closed later (usually 48 – 72 hrs later) during a second surgery, once the swelling has resolved. Sometimes, several surgeries are needed to close the wound safely.If there is high pressure in the forearm for an extended period of time, the muscles and nerves can be permanently damaged. If a nerve is compressed for longer than 12 to 24 hours, it will usually become permanently damaged.People with mild muscle contractures involving only a few fingers have a better chance of returning to normal function. People who lose normal function of all the muscles that move the fingers and wrist need major reconstructive surgery and do not have a complete recovery.ComplicationsThe more severe the contracture, the worse the function of the hand and wrist. In severe cases, the hand may not work at all, and you may have a loss of sensation (feeling) in the area.Calling your health care providerContact your health care provider for an appointment if you have had an injury to your elbow or forearm and have developed swelling, numbness, and continued pain.ReferencesJobe MT. Compartment syndromes and Volkmann contracture. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2007:chap 71.Hensinger RN. Complications of fractures in children. In: Green NE, Swiontkowski MF, eds. Skeletal Trauma in Children. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2008:chap 6.advertisementMarshall ST, Browner BD. Emergency care of musculoskeletal injuries. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL,eds.Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 20.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more