The Week Ahead: Senate Committee Vote on Comptroller of the Currency

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Senate Committee Vote on Comptroller of the Currency About Author: Joey Pizzolato Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Next Thursday, September 7, the Senate Banking Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will convene to hold an executive session to vote on the nominations of Joseph Otting to be Comptroller of the Currency, and the Honorable Randal Quarles to be member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and Vice Chairman for the supervision of the board of governors.Otting and Quarles’ sat in a joint confirmation hearing in front of the committee back in July, where they fielded questions regarding Dodd-Frank rollbacks, the Volker Rule, and loosening regulations on banks. Some Democrats on the committee, including Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, remained skeptical.The vote will take place at 9 a.m. EDT in the Dirksen Senate office building. Federal Reserve OCC Senate Banking Committee 2017-09-03 Joey Pizzolato Other Events in the Week Ahead: Freddie Mac Weekly Mortgage Survey, Thursday, 10 a.m. EDT.The Beige Book, Wednesday, 2 p.m. EDTFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. EDT Subscribe Tagged with: Federal Reserve OCC Senate Banking Committee The Week Ahead: Senate Committee Vote on Comptroller of the Currency Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago September 3, 2017 1,189 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: FCC: Do Not Call Next: Women in Housing List Recognized in MReport’s September Issue 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  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

JERSEY CITY BRIEFS

first_imgCialone has worked as a professional urban planner, urban designer, and architect for the past 16 years, with more than a decade at Perkins Eastman and EE&K Architects overseeing large-scale urban design and strategic master planning projects for both private and public clients. Projects have included the Hoboken Green Infrastructure Strategic Plan, Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor Redevelopment Plan, the Together North Jersey Regional Plan for Sustainable Development, the Passaic Eastside Redevelopment Area Strategy, and the Island Park Revitalization & Transit Oriented Development Plan for revitalization following Hurricane Sandy, amongst many notable others.The position of Planning Director was vacated last spring after the longtime director Bob Cotter retired after more than 30 years of service with the city. The city advertised the position on the website and through professional planning associations to have the greatest reach in the professional community.Majestic Theatre features artist Michael SteinbrickInfluenced by the realists Edward Hopper and John Singer Sargent, and the photorealist Richard Estes, artist Michael Steinbrick will be featured artist at The Majestic Theatre Condominiums, 222 Montgomery St., in Jersey City from March 3 to June 25, with an opening reception on March 3 from 6 to 8 p.mApplication process open for Summer Youth EmploymentMayor Steven M. Fulop announced today the opening of the online application process for summer youth employment opportunities within city departments and agencies, under the Jersey City Summer Works program, a multi-program initiative, which has provided more than 3,000 youth with meaningful summer employment and enrichment opportunities since its inception in 2014. Residents can submit applications for City Youth Jobs through the Jersey City Youth Works website at www.jerseycityyouthworks.org.The Jersey City Summer Works initiative includes: City Youth Jobs, which offers a wide range of summer positions for youth, ages 15-24 within the Recreation Department, the Department of Public Works, the Jersey City Public Library system, the Police and Fire Departments and other city offices; the Jersey City Summer Arts Program, which offers students an outlet to express their artistic creativity through various educational and enrichment opportunities; and the previously announced, Jersey City Summer Internship program, which places eligible public school students who are currently juniors in paid summer internships at leading companies and nonprofit institutions that earn them academic credit.The City Youth Jobs Initiative is JC Summer Works’ largest jobs program and was started by Mayor Fulop. Under the Department of Recreation, positions are available for residents in areas such as camp counselors, recreation aides, lifeguards, locker room attendants, and Stop-the-Drop team members.The application process to City Youth Jobs begins with the online application, open now through April 23. However, applicants for Recreation and the Department of Public Works positions should submit their online applications prior to April 2. Individuals selected for interviews will be interviewed by representatives of participating departments and organizations.Applications for the Jersey City Summer Internship program are due March 6.For more information, please visit www.jerseycityyouthworks.org.Army recruiting sees historic mission increaseU.S. Army leaders recently announced the need for 6,000 additional active-duty recruits and 1,500 additional Army Reserve recruits by the end of September as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act’s increase in the Army’s size.U.S. Army Recruiting Command will see the largest in-year mission increase in the command’s history, bringing the original mission of 62,500 to 68,500. This will increase the mission of the local Army recruiting battalion, located on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, from 2,257 to 2,472, an increase of 215 enlistments.The Army has added $200 million in incentive bonuses, fully opened enlistment to those who have served previously to assist with the increase, and increased the number of two-year enlistment opportunities.The Army’s standards for quality will not change with the mission increase. Currently, only 29 percent of youth meet the physical and mental qualifications required for military service.To discuss these changes and the impact on the local area, contact Michael Halloran at (732)-408-4427 or [email protected] Jersey City hires new planning directorMayor Steven M. Fulop announced on Feb. 15 that the city has hired a new Planning Director, Annisia Cialone, who is both an urban planning professional with over 16 years of experience and a longtime Jersey City resident with a passion and dedication for her city. A SLIGHT ACCIDENT – A vehicle sliding on ice near the Haborside station hit a northbound Hudson Bergen Light Rail train on Feb. 11. Trains approaching from various points north and south were halted for several hours. But no injuries were reported.center_img ×A SLIGHT ACCIDENT – A vehicle sliding on ice near the Haborside station hit a northbound Hudson Bergen Light Rail train on Feb. 11. Trains approaching from various points north and south were halted for several hours. But no injuries were reported.last_img read more

Archie Dees

first_imgBig Ten MVP and the star of IU’s 1957-58 Big Ten Championship Teams passed away recently at the age of 80.  Dees scored 2,333 career points for Mount Carmel High School in Illinois before coming to IU.Dees continued as a top scorer for the Hoosiers.  Although he would not be considered a typical big man in today’s college basketball, he certainly was a force as the Hoosiers’ center.  In 1958 he became the #2 pick of the Cincinnati Royal’s, an NBA team at that time.A teammate of Dees at IU in 1958 was Glen Butte who, of course, played for Milan on their state championship team in 1954.A Purdue graduate and classmate of mine was Terry Dischinger who came to Purdue in the fall of 1958 and nearly matched the style and scoring ability of Dees.  How fast time flies.last_img

LeBron James details Getty Fire evacuation, commends first responders

first_imgRondo had an MRI over the weekend that the medical staff used to diagnose a strained right calf. The veteran point guard is considered day-to-day, but he hasn’t played in any contests since the team returned from China.Kuzma is still “ramping up” his workload from an August foot injury, but Vogel sounded optimistic Tuesday morning that the Lakers haven’t ruled out the possibility of the third-year forward returning to the lineup during the team’s upcoming three-game trip through Dallas, San Antonio and Chicago. Kuzma and Rondo are expected to travel with the team.“We don’t have a game in mind,” Vogel said of Kuzma. “As soon as possible is my take on it. He did a little bit of shootaround stuff today. He’s gonna continue to ramp up his activity tomorrow, even though we’ll have an off day, and we’ll see where he’s at at that point.”Staff writers Ryan Carter and Olga Grigoryants contributed to this story. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersMany Angelenos are sleeping in unfamiliar beds as fire crews fight the blaze that has already consumed more than 600 acres and at least eight homes. James, his wife and three children are among them – he told reporters that Monday morning, he left his home with his family, his credit card and passport. Driving around the city, he walked into four hotels as his family waited in the car before finally finding temporary lodgings at around 4 a.m.James is a creature of routine, fastidious about his diet, training and perhaps most of all his sleep. He admitted the evacuation under the cover of darkness had been disruptive to all of those cycles that anchor his life – his children didn’t go to school Monday after not going to sleep until 6:30 a.m. – but now that his family is safely harbored, basketball has given him some refuge as well.James showed up Monday morning to the practice facility for his morning workout and the team’s Genius Talk, despite just about two hours of sleep himself.“It’s not hard once I know my family is safe,” he said. “My family is safe and a little discombobulated obviously because of the situation, but they’re safe and once they were safe, to be able to come back here is greatly appreciated.” Coach Frank Vogel canceled practice Monday, but said the decision was not directly related to the evacuation of James, one of the team’s biggest stars. Vogel said he did offer James the chance to take the day off, but he declined.Against Memphis on Tuesday night, James was expected to play, but Vogel acknowledged the team will likely use extra awareness and caution for his minutes.“We’ll always be attentive when there’s an adverse circumstance like this,” Vogel said, “just to keep an eye on it, and probably overcommunicate with him on how he’s feeling.”While his home is still standing, James said, it’s not yet in the clear, making it one of the estimated 7,100 homes still under threat of damage by the wildfire, which started early Monday morning.James said the experience had given him a special appreciation for the first responders fighting the Getty fire.“Those guys – men and women – are unbelievable, what they’re doing and their bravery throughout this time,” he said. “And anytime you’re dealing with such a situation like that, they’re the reason why things can be a lot less worse than they possibly could be. So, it’s an amazing job what they do and their commitment with what’s going on right now.”James’ appreciation was not limited to words: The Lakers forward – famous for his love of “Taco Tuesday” – paid for the Mariscos Jalisco taco truck to stop by the emergency responders’ base camp where they were treated to free lunch on Tuesday. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers EL SEGUNDO — The first alert on his phone came around 1:30 a.m., just a few hours after LeBron James and the Lakers had finished wrapping up a 120-101 win over Charlotte.The second came about 15 minutes later, and 15 minutes after that, the James family had shaken off their sleep enough to pack up and take flight from their Brentwood home, joining an estimated 20,000 Los Angeles residents who had to evacuate the potential path of the destructive Getty wildfire.Because it doesn’t matter if you’re a prince, a pauper or a four-time NBA MVP – when a fire threatens, you have to run.“I was talking to my wife about it a little bit and I said I hadn’t been in a fire drill since like the seventh grade,” James said Tuesday, a day-and-a-half after being evacuated from his neighborhood. “It’s just challenging at that hour, getting my family, getting my kids, getting everybody and having to evacuate at such a rapid rate. You don’t really have much time to think about what you can get or what you can do.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Raul Ortega, the 56-year-old owner of Mariscos Jalisco taco truck, was happy to help.“It’s a big compliment, and it will help our business,” Ortega said in a phone interview. “But I’d be glad to help even if I was not compensated. It’s a good cause to help people who are risking their lives to help others.”He added that “LeBron is a good guy. He evacuated his house and he looked for ways to pay back.”Ortega said he spent two hours on the UCLA campus on Tuesday afternoon, making hard-shell tacos and feeding about 200 firefighters.INJURY UPDATES ON RONDO, KUZMAAfter Tuesday’s shootaround, Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo challenged assistant coaches Miles Simon and Mike Penberthy in a 3-point shooting contest that is a typical part of the fabric of Lakers practices. But while the duo seemed to be having a good time on the court after the morning workout, neither was scheduled to see the court Tuesday night against the Grizzlies.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

More than 30,000 Visitors Attended the 2016 Thurston County Fair

first_imgSatuday, August 6 attendance – 7,450 (5,200 in 2015 -7,850 in 2014 – 6,800 in 2013 – 5,700 in 2012) Facebook51Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Thurston County Fair The 2016 Thurston County Fair saw a total of 30,523 visitors for fun, food, animals, hobbies, and rides! Community participation in the Thurston County Fair has steadily grown in the last five years, making the Thurston County Fair one of the signature summer events in the South Sound region with a rich history that reaches back to 1871—before Washington was even a state.“Our local fair continues to grow as we focus on local agriculture, businesses, and a commitment to the regions youth.  The Thurston County Fair also is dedicated to providing a place for local businesses to directly connect with more than 30,000 folks during the five days of Fair,” said Joshua Cummings, Thurston County’s Economic Development. He said, “The animal entries continue to grow, local food vendors and business are increasing participation, and Savor South Sound continues to provide a taste of local beer, wine and cider as well as seafood donated by the Nisqually Tribe and prepared by WSU Extension’s food program.”The fair is also a great way for kids to participate in raising and caring for animals, or learn about them as they walk through the barns. This year, more than 751 animals were entered to compete in various club and open class contests at the fair. This is an increase of more than 130 animals from last year’s fair. Cummings said, “We appreciate the families that are raising and caring for animals. At the same time we are pleased to provide an opportunity for kids in the more populated area of our county to have easy access to experiencing farm animals and agriculture up close and personal, many for the first time.”2016 Thurston County Fair Attendance:Wednesday, August 3 attendance – 7,990 (7,900 in 2015- 9,450 in 2014 – 9,300 in 2013 – 8,400 in 2012) Friday, August 5 attendance –5,422 (3,900 in 2015 – 6,300 in 2014 – 5,000 in 2013 – 5,100 in 2012) Thursday, August 4 attendance – 5,971 (5,150 in 2015- 7,200 in 2014 – 6,500 in 2013 – 6,100 in 2012) Sunday, August 7 attendance – 3,690 (4,100 in 2015 – 5,900 in 2014 – 5,750 in 2013 – 3,500 in 2012)         Other 2016 Thurston County Fair Highlights:The 30,523 fairgoers this year brought in an estimated $190,000 in gross revenue.  Final expenses are still being paid, but the estimated net revenue will be more than $50,000. The 2016 annual Market Animal Sale brought in more than $102,000—only the second time in the sales history to break $100,000.  The Market Sale has benefited thousands of local 4-H and FFA youth over the years. Winners for this year’s Dessert of the Day contests include:RuChene Lake, 2016 winner of the Chocolate Cake Contest—AdultTahlia Summers, 2016 winner of the Chocolate Cake Contest—YouthKathi Pugh, 2016 winner of the Cookie Contest—AdultGrace Fuller, 2016 winner of the Cookie Contest—YouthClaire Laser, 2016 winner of the Cupcake Contest—Adult  Tahlia Summers, 2016 winner of the Cupcake Contest—Youth Overall attendance in 2016 met the goal of 30,000.  Four of the five days were great weather, clear with temperatures 70’s and low 80’s.  Sunday rained and likely drove down attendance numbers, but it was still enough to get the Fair over the 30,000 mark. Since 2009, the Thurston County Fair has been working towards being a self-funded program of Thurston County government, with all of its operations paid for by the revenue from fair week, along with revenue from weddings, parties, business meetings and a whole host of other events that are held at the Thurston County Fairgrounds throughout the year. If you’re planning a party, business meeting, event, or trade show, visit www.ThurstonCountyFair.org to find the fairgrounds facility that’s the perfect fit for your event.Join us at the Thurston County Fairgrounds for the Holiday Bazaar on November 25 and 26, 2016, and for the 2017 Thurston County Fair August 2 – 6. For more details about these events, facility rentals, and other events and occasions at the Thurston County Fairgrounds, contact the Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.ThurstonCountyFair.org.last_img read more