first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: HUD Touts Successes, Accomplishments From Past Year Next: Investor Update: Home Value Data ‘Reassuring’ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago FEMA flood nfip 2020-01-03 Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FEMA, NFIP Announce $1.33B Transfer in Reinsurance Placement About Author: Mike Albanese January 3, 2020 1,067 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: FEMA flood nfip FEMA, NFIP Announce $1.33B Transfer in Reinsurance Placement Related Articles Subscribe The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday it has transferred an additional $1.33 billion of the NFIP’s financial risk to the private reinsurance market in its 2020 reinsurance placement for the program. Reinsurance is a financial risk management tool used by private insurance companies and public entities to protect themselves from large financial losses. This annual reinsurance agreement from FEMA is in effect from January 1, 2020, to January 1, 2021, with 27 private insurance companies. The newest reinsurance covers portions of NFIP losses above $4 billion from a single flood event. The Agency paid a total premium of $205 million for the coverage. The agreement is structured to cover:10.25 percent of losses between $4 billion and $6 billion,34.68 percent of losses between $6 billion and $8 billion, and21.80 percent of losses between $8 billion and $10 billion.Combing the $500 million allocated in August 2018 and the $300 million from April 2019, FEMA has transferred $2.13 billion of the NFIP’s flood risk for the 2020 hurricane season to the private sector. If a storm is large enough to trigger all reinsurance agreements (NFIP claims exceed $6 billion) FEMA would receive qualifying payments under all reinsurance agreements. In the event a storm results in NFIP claims over $10 billion, FEMA would receive the full $2.13 billion of coverage form the private markets. “It takes the whole community to prepare for disasters, and that includes participation from the private sector. Through reinsurance, FEMA partners with private markets to build a pillar that supports a sound financial framework for the NFIP by a meaningful transfer of flood risk,” said David Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator of the NFIP.The U.S. government avoided another shutdown in November 2019 and the NFIP was refunded through December 20. The NFIP was set to expire on November 21. President Donald Trump signed legislation in December that extends the program’s authorization to September 30, 2020. Congress must now reauthorize the NFIP by no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2020.   Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgBy Peter HallBIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Steve Smith’s unbeaten 46 helped Australia recover to 124-3 in their second innings before bad light stopped play with the tourists 34 runs ahead at the end of day three of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston.England’s first innings resumed on 267-4 as Rory Burns added eight to his overnight score, falling for 133.However, England lost three wickets in 11 balls before Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes came to the rescue by adding 65 runs for the ninth wicket. England were eventually all out for 374.The injured Jimmy Anderson was kept out of the bowling attack, with Broad opening, and he soon had his 450th Test wicket as he enticed an edge from David Warner (8), with Cameron Bancroft next to go for seven to leave Australia 27-2.Usman Khawaja (40) batted well before Ben Stokes had him caught behind.But Smith, who scored a brilliant century in the first innings, once again proved immovable as he and Travis Head (21 not out) stayed at the crease until the umpires took the players off as daylight faded.“Smithy is battling unbelievably,” James Pattinson said. “The best players stand up when it really matters, and he has done that here against England.”England started well as Stokes passed 50 in front of a raucous crowd but nicked the ball through to Tim Paine the very next ball.Burns’ innings then came to an end as he misjudged a Nathan Lyon delivery straight into Paine’s hands.Lyon struck again in the same over when Moeen Ali was out for a five-ball duck. Australia kept up the pressure as Bairstow was dismissed in the next over for eight, with Peter Siddle claiming the wicket.The middle-order collapse stalled England’s progress before Broad and Woakes kicked on.Broad’s longest Test innings in six years came to an end as he was caught on the boundary for 29.Anderson was last to go for three, but the 37-year-old paceman’s calf injury kept him out of England’s bowling attack.“It is well poised,” Woakes said. “It has been a great match so far.“We leaked a couple too many tonight. But if we can start early in the morning, with two quick wickets first up then the partnership with Stuart could be a big part of the game.”SCOREBOARDAUSTRALIA 1st innings 286 ENGLAND 1st innings (overnight 267-4)R. Burns c Paine b Lyon 133J. Roy c Smith b Pattinson 10J. Root c & b Siddle 57J. Denly lbw b Pattinson 18J. Buttler c Bancroft b Cummins 5B. Stokes c Paine b Cummins 50J. Bairstow c Warner b Siddle 8M. Ali b Lyon 0C. Woakes not out 37S. Broad c Pattinson b Cummins 29J. Anderson c Cummins b Lyon 3Extras: (b-10, lb-11, nb-1, w-2) 24Total: (all out, 135.5 overs) 374Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-154, 3-189, 4-194, 5-282, 6-296, 7-300, 8-300, 9-365.Bowling: P. Cummins 33-9-84-3, J. Pattinson 27-3-82-2, P. Siddle 27-8-52-2 , N. Lyon 43.5-8-112-3, M. Wade 1-0-7-0, T. Head 2-1-7-0, S. Smith 2-0-9-0AUSTRALIA 2nd inningsC. Bancroft c Buttler b Ali 7D. Warner c Bairstow b Broad 8U. Khawaja c Bairstow b Stokes 40S. Smith not out 46T. Head not out 21Extras: (b-1, nb-1) 2Total: (3 wickets; 31 overs) 124Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-27, 3-75.Bowling: S. Broad 6-0-26-1, C. Woakes 6-1-20-0, M. Ali 9-0-47-1, J. Root 3-0-12-0, B. Stokes 7-2-18-1last_img read more

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.Antonio Brown never took a snap or received a single dollar from the Raiders, but I doubt his tenure in Oakland will be forgotten anytime soon.The Raiders’ biggest problem quickly became yet another New England Patriots asset Saturday. The Raiders released Brown, their walking soap opera, in the morning and he was signed by the Patriots in the afternoon.The release and new beginning came only days after Brown threatened to …last_img read more

first_imgWe explore French artist and filmmaker Hervé Cohen’s “Life Underground,” a hybrid art installation documentary collaboration with Tonian Irving.All images via “Life Underground.”We live in a world that is somehow both highly connected (through complex transportation systems and online communities) yet also very divided — by political, social, and ethical boundaries. For one French filmmaker and interactive designer, Hervé Cohen, art presents a way to connect the dots.At this year’s SXSW Conference, Cohen’s “Life Underground” exhibit — a part of the SXSW Arts Program — showcases how this documentary filmmaker can use a traditional medium (film) in a non-traditional way by creating an interactive exhibit that allows audiences to seamlessly travel between 13 different subway stations across the globe. At each stop, audiences encounter three different stories of people from different nationalities, orientations, and worldviews for a broader appreciation of the whole.We chatted with Cohen about his project, the idea behind it, how he did it, and what he hopes it will accomplish.The Cinematic Beauty of the UndergroundOne of the biggest goals I have for this project is to reveal the beauty of underground places. It’s very cinematic. I’m from Paris originally, where I know my city and my subway, but I’m fascinated by exploring other urban transit environments and meeting the people who travel them every day.“Life Underground” is about as ambitious a project as they come — it spans continents, cities, and perspectives. From Montreal to Los Angeles to Hong Kong and back to Madrid, Cohen’s vérité -style camera follows both foot traffic and people at rest while interviewing subjects along the way.An Interactive DocumentaryOriginally the idea was to do a feature-length documentary, but for now it’s meant to be used online on a computer as a individual experience, or to be viewed as an installation where it’s a shared experience — just like people would share space in a subway.Cohen’s installation at SXSW is meant for both online and in-person audiences. At SXSW, the exhibit is set up in an intimate room with four large-scale, free-standing projections, each looping through more than 10 passenger stories; however, online, viewers can control the experience by clicking through the different stops however they’d like.A Point A-to-Point B LifeSubways are usually channeling in and out of big metropolitan areas where you have people from all different places on Earth brought together. It’s the same urban point A-to-point B lifestyle that brings people together. Different backgrounds, but the same human energy.Cohen talks a lot about the odd juxtaposition each city represents. On one hand, each environment is completely different from the others in regards to languages, colors and people; however, on the other hand, because they are such heavily populated areas, the same divisiveness is persistent throughout.Capturing Authentic MomentsFor most of the production, I primarily shot on a Sony a7S II — which because of its small size people wouldn’t usually pay much attention to me. At each city, I had an assistant, who would also serve as translator, working with a Zoom H6 to record ambient sounds and the interviews.The Sony a7S II really is about as inconspicuous as they come. However, Cohen’s genuine nature and artistic approachability allowed him to connect with people and film the interviews in a meaningful way. As you watch, people open up about their dreams, their fears, their anxieties, and the other aspects of their daily lives. When you watch several at the same time, these stories begin to blend together in a way that is both soothing and fascinating.“Life Underground,” like its subjects, is an ongoing project. Cohen plans to continue capturing more cities’ subways — Warsaw is now complete, and Taiwan is up next. To find out more about the project, and experience it yourself, take a look here.For more coverage of the artists and filmmakers at SXSW, check out some of these articles.SXSW Tips: How to Take Your VR Experience to the Next LevelTips from SXSW: Filming with Your Camera in MotionSXSW Discussions: 7 Tips on How to Develop a Digital DocuseriesSXSW Talks: The 7 Key Factors to Revamping Decades of CodeInnovative Production Tips from the Filmmakers of SXSWlast_img read more

first_imgKashmir Valley’s apple growers welcome govt.’s scheme  The severe restrictions imposed in J&K since August 5 following the revoking of the State’s special status under Article 370, included curbs on vehicular movement which hit the transport of the fruit. The official restrictions were followed by threats and attacks by militants on fruit growers and farmers in the Valley against selling their produce to the government.Bumper crop, no buyersShopian, Pulwama, Sopore and Batengo in Anantnag are the four main mandis (wholesale markets) in the Kashmir Valley. Shopian’s orchards produce 3.5 lakh tonnes on average and this season a bumper crop is expected. However, the mandi wore a deserted look last week. “We have suffered 100% loss. The shutdown here is also to protest the government’s action on Article 370. Nobody has asked us and we are not following any calendar issued by the separatists. This is voluntary,” Mohammad Isar, another resident, said. According to Shopian Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Yasin Choudhary, around 60% of the apple growers sell their produce to contacts with whom they have old business ties; 40% come to the mandis to participate in the bidding process where they interact with buyers. The government has also said it will encourage and provide security to truck drivers to come to the mandis and collect the produce.For small farmersMr. Choudhary, however, said the market invention scheme was not a bid to disrupt the decades-old trade practice. “We are expecting demand and supply to be disrupted in our favour. Earlier the big farmers were selling apples to old dealers for a price. Now the government is offering a better price. So far, 50,000 growers have registered with us; our scheme will help the 40% farmers who are not able to sell it to anyone,” Mr. Choudhary told The Hindu. He added that government would take care of the transportation.Also Read Mohammad Younus Bhat is not impressed with the government’s offer to buy apples from farmers in Jammu and Kashmir at double the market rate. Mr. Bhat of Shopian in south Kashmir, the largest apple producing area in J&K, says he cannot betray his trade partners of several decades in Lucknow and Delhi. He fears the government’s offer can damage the age-old social and economic ties the Valley have with the rest of India. “We took advance payment from traders in Delhi and Lucknow and have been doing business with them for decades. We will not sell our produce to the government… cannot afford to betray our friends for a little extra money, with whom we have family relations,” Mr. Bhat said.In August, J&K Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam announced the government’s plan to procure almost 12 lakh tonnes of apples directly from farmers under the Special Market Intervention Price Scheme (MISP) with the help of the National Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED). J&K contributes to over 70% of the apple production in the country. Also Read Kashmir apples to escape lockdown  An official said the government was offering ₹900 a box instead of the ₹500 fixed by the dealers before the clampdown.Mr. Choudhary said the administration was advertising its scheme through radio, pamphlets and local cable channels.He said the idea was to eliminate the middlemen so that the money reached the farmer in his account through direct benefit transfer.“The farmers will get the money in 48 hours. We have held outreach programmes to explain the benefit of government scheme to people,” Mr. Choudhary said, adding that a new mandi has been built for ₹31 crore in Shopian. He said a new cold storage facility with a capacity of 21,500 tonnes would become operational this year.In Pulwama district, which produces 1.56 lakh tonnes, a farmer said they would prefer to store the apples in cold storage rather than sell it to the government.“Will the government protect us next season? They cannot force us to sell to NAFED. We will store the produce in cold storage and sell when normalcy returns. Trucks are not able to come to mandis,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgLacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Hotshots built a 17-point bubble early in the second period and kept the Dyip within arm’s length the rest of the way, rising to 3-4 in the process to stay on target towards finishing in the upper half of the playoff bracket.It was the sixth loss in 10 games for the Dyip, who don’t have their playoff fate in their hands as they would need to win their last outing–which would be against TNT KaTropa on Friday next week–and hope that some of the other teams lose.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Magnolia defense held the Dyip to just 12 first quarter points and didn’t need Paul Lee to dominate the scoring for a change in pulling out the authoritative win.Magnolia will have all the confidence it needs when it squares off with Barangay Ginebra on Sunday. MANILA, Philippines–Magnolia grabbed control early and wielded it all game against Columbian on Wednesday night, scoring a 109-83 victory that gave the Hotshots their first winning streak in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENT Louie Alas, Caloy Garcia set to coach PBA All-Star teams for first time Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Brewster hauled off U23 pitch after just 15 minsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Rhian Brewster was hauled off the U23 pitch yesterday after just 15 minutes.The Mirror says Brewster was substituted after just 15 minutes of Liverpool under 23s clash with Derby in response to Divock Origi’s injury.Belgium international Origi was forced out of the first team’s lunchtime victory over Newcastle with an ankle issue.While Origi limped off in the 37th minute at Anfield, Neil Critchley had already named Brewster in his starting XI for the youth side on the other side of Liverpool for the 3pm kick off.A message was sent to Melwood soon after to take Brewster off as a precaution ahead of the Reds’ Champions League opener with Napoli on Tuesday.Origi will undergo a scan in the next few days, but while Jurgen Klopp waits for the results he is ready to promoted 19-year-old Brewster to the travelling squad to Italy. last_img read more

first_imgCoach Cal whispering something into Tyler Ulis' ear.LAWRENCE, KS – JANUARY 30: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Tyler Ulis #3 during the final minutes of overtime in the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on January 30, 2016 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Kentucky had little difficulty getting past Tennessee Tuesday night. After a close first half, the Wildcats (26-0, 13-0 SEC) blew by the Volunteers (14-11, 6-7 SEC) in the final 20 minutes, winning, 66-48. The blowout victory did not come without some physicality, though. Kentucky freshman guard Tyler Ulis appeared to take a hard shot to the face from a Tennessee guard in the first half. Check out this play: Did anyone see this except @BraxtonDsnyder? pic.twitter.com/BdzD94RdK0— Aaron’s Right Shoe (@AaronsRightShoe) February 18, 2015Was it a punch? A shove? Just incidental contact? It’s tough to tell. Whatever it was, it’s something you usually see a foul called for, and there was no whistle blown last night. [KSR]last_img read more

first_img RelatedLondon Olympics set to boost regional tourismSkyscanner reveals that London 2012 will cause an influx of foreign visitors to regional destinationsOlympic success sees foreigners flock to LondonHost city could become the world’s most popular capital.Disabled travel: expert advice for planning your trip to Rio 2016 and beyondWith the Olympic and Paralympic Games quickly approaching, Skyscanner and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have teamed up to bring together travel advice and information for disabled travellers heading to Rio this summer. More people are expected to book flights to Brazil after the country won the 2016 Olympic bid.Rio de Janeiro fought off competition from rival cities in the US, Spain and Japan to win the right to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.According to Journey Latin America, this could lead to increase in demand from tourists for Brazil’s beaches, waterfalls and jungles.Company spokesperson Laura Rendell-Dunn said it is “such a big thing” to have the Olympics in South America, a continent where it has never been held before.”[Rio] is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it is incredible to have such an important event take place there surrounded by mountains and the Atlantic Ocean,” she commented.”It is great for tourism as anyone visiting the Games will like to spend the rest of their time in Brazil.”Figures from the Brazilian Tourist Board recently revealed that the number of Brits travelling to the country in 2008 rose by more than 2.3 percent compared with 2007.This amounts to a total of 181,000 visitors, compared with the previous year’s total of 177,000.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more