Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fed Chair Responds to Coronavirus Fears Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago February 28, 2020 2,319 Views Previous: Recognizing Excellence in Servicing Next: The Week Ahead: An Eye on Mortgage Performance Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. In response to growing coronavirus fears, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell has stated that the Fed will “act as appropriate to support the economy,” The New York Times reports.According to Powell , the “fundamentals of the U.S. economy remain strong.” He also noted that “the coronavirus poses evolving risks to economic activity” and said that the Fed “is closely monitoring developments and their implications for the economic outlook.”Powell’s statements come after James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, noted that the Fed may be willing to cut rates in response.“We could cut rates if we got a global pandemic that actually develops with health effects that seem to be approaching the same level as seasonal influenza, but that doesn’t look like the baseline as of today,” Bullard said.In an article on MarketWatch, economist Peter Morici disagreed with the Fed’s plan. Dr. Morici, a business professor at the University of Maryland, stated that “calls for the Fed and other central banks to act quickly are misplaced at best and more likely downright dangerous.””The most important thing to recognize is that fiscal and monetary policy—a quick tax cut or jolt of infrastructure spending and Fed interest rate cuts and bond purchases—will be akin to passing out candles,” Morici said. “They won’t bring back electric power any quicker when the lines go down if utility companies don’t have enough trucks and crew. And shortages of what we need—not consumers and businesses unwilling to spend—is the coronavirus economic challenge.”With the economy already feeling its effects, the housing and mortgage industry has been impacted as well. A report by Markets Insider revealed the growing virus has caused mortgage rates to continue their downward slide. The report found the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit 3.34% on Monday.The report says mortgage rates are impacted by the U.S. Treasury Yields, which have fallen as investors will “flock to so-called safe-haven assets” amid fears that the virus will slow global growth.On Tuesday, the yield on the 30-year US Treasury bond was still at 1.8%, a record low, while the 10-year yield fell to 1.37%, its lowest since 2012.Realtor.com’s Chief Economist Danielle Hale said that there is limited knowledge on the Coronavirus, as well as its “human and economic impacts.”“There have been periods when it seemed that the virus might be relatively contained as with the SARS outbreak many years ago,” Hale said. “New information suggests that COVID-19 may be more easily spread and thus will have more wide-spread impacts. But we are still learning, and as we learn more, markets will adjust to price-in this new information.” Tagged with: Federal Reserve Coronavirus Fed Chair Responds to Coronavirus Fears Federal Reserve Coronavirus 2020-02-28 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles
Eminence in the field of assured autonomy with a distinguishednational and international reputation for research, andapplication;Excellent communication skills in both internal and externalinteractions;Sufficient budget and financial acumen to oversee efficient andcompliance management of the Institute’s resources;A strong commitment to diversity at all levels among faculty,students, and staff; and Technology – pursuing new research and engineeringmethodologies to ensure that autonomous systems behave in safe,reasonable, and acceptable ways in our autonomous futureEcosystem – ensuring that connections and interactions betweenautonomous systems, over networks, with the physical environment,and with humans are assured, resilient, productive, and fair in theautonomous futurePolicy and Governance – leading the development of policy andgovernance discussion and structure so that they evolve along therange of technologies that are driving rapid change IAA’s inaugural Executive Director will shape these pillars goingforward and of course may introduce additional areas of investmentand emphasis as the success of the Institute and as opportunitiesin theory and application occasion.For more information about IAA in its current formative state,visit https://www.jhuapl.edu/iaa/Candidates for the Executive Director position will have extensiveresearch and applied experience with autonomous systems andassurance. They will possess an earned doctorate in computerscience, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, or a closelyrelated field and a record deserving appointment as tenured fullprofessor at The Johns Hopkins University. They will be able todevelop and articulate a compelling vision for how Hopkins canharness its current strengths and develop new strengths to make avaluable and sustainable impact on the science and application ofassurance in an autonomous world. They will bring a balancedcommitment to both research/scholarship and application inthe form of programs whose success is measured in stable funding,translation, and real-world impact on policy and practice. And, asa BDP, they will continue some level of teaching, including ofundergraduates.Required educational background and qualifications: A participatory leadership style that models the values ofservice, initiative, and collaboration.Applicant selected will be subject to a government securityclearance investigation and must meet the requirements for accessto classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S.citizenship. University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) invite nominations andapplications for the newly created role of Bloomberg DistinguishedProfessor and Executive Director of the Institute for AssuredAutonomy.Building upon our current strengths in artificial intelligence,autonomous systems, cybersecurity, and data science, Hopkins ismaking significant investments in order to take a clear leadershiprole in assurance, security, and privacy practices for a world thatis increasingly shaped by autonomous machines and systems. TheUniversity’s distinctive resources and these broad commitments areconverging in a new enterprise, jointly established by theUniversity, WSE and APL: the Institute for Assured Autonomy, or“IAA.” IAA activities span the breadth of the research spectrumfrom fundamental research and advanced technology development, allthe way through to fielding and validating real-world systems. TheBloomberg Distinguished Professor (BDP) will serve as the leader ofthis new initiative, providing vision and direction for the effort,creating new ways for WSE and APL to collaborate together with therest of the University, ensuring the quality and impact of thetheory and the application that occurs under the auspices of theInstitute.The creation of IAA provides an outstanding opportunity for anaccomplished scholar with vision, capacity for sustained excellencein research, application, and program leadership, and a breadth ofview and experience across a rapidly expanding field, to provideleadership and vision for how WSE and APL invest their considerableresources within assured autonomy. The BDP and Executive Directorof IAA will be an employee of WSE, but will have appointments withboth WSE and APL.Johns Hopkins is one of the world’s premier research universities:with annual research expenditures of $2.5 billion, it has moregrant and research funding than any other American university. TheUniversity has operated the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), thelargest federally funded university-affiliated research center,since 1942. APL’s operating budget is over $1.9 billion. TheBloomberg Distinguished Professor (BDP) program underwrites therecruitment of distinguished faculty who are appointed in at leasttwo departments, divisions, or centers of the University and whowork transformatively across disciplines.The Executive Director will be responsible for driving research,education and workforce development, translation andentrepreneurship opportunities, as well as partnerships acrossgovernment, industry and academia for the safety, trust andsecurity of convergence of the Internet of Things, artificialintelligence, machine learning and robotics within real-worldenvironments.Recent planning initiatives galvanized by the executive leadershipof the University and APL have identified three “pillars” that willstructure the development and deployment of resources and willfocus energies that may position IAA for distinction andimpact: The Whiting School of Engineering has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net )to support the recruitment of the IAA Director. Craig Smith,Partner, and Jeff Stafford, Senior Associate, are leading thesearch. Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a letterof interest outlining their research and leadership experience,their CV, and a two or three-page statement of research interestsonline via Interfolio, by clicking the “Apply Now” button.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. 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Reports in Italy claim their national team’s boss Antonio Conte is set to land the Chelsea manager’s job.Conte, 46, wants to take over at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have held discussions with his representatives.Chelsea face Southampton on Saturday and John Terry will miss out again because of his hamstring injury.Interim boss Guus Hiddink has praised stand-in captain Branislav Ivanovic for the leadership qualities he has shown while Terry has been out.Hiddink has also suggested that impressive youngster Bertrand Traore is ahead of recent signing Alexandro Pato in the pecking order of Chelsea forwards.Traore scored in the recent win against Manchester CitySpeaking of impressive youngsters – holders Chelsea beat Reading 2-1 at the Bridge to reach the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.Meanwhile, Celta Vigo midfielder Yelko Pino is training with QPR ahead of a possible move to Loftus Road.Pino, 19, played for Rangers’ development side in a 2-2 draw against Millwall on Friday, as did another trialist, former MK Dons winger Kelvin Osei-Addo, who scored.QPR midfielder Frankie Sutherland has made another loan move, this time joining League Two club Crawley Town.Alejandro Faurlin has been passed fit after a recent thigh problem and is in the Rangers squad for Saturday’s game against Birmingham.Faurlin could return to the Rangers starting line-upFulham, on the other hand, have had some bad news on the injury front – Lasse Vigen Christensen faces a further four weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.Hayes & Yeading United have made their third new signing in a week with the arrival of winger Shepherd Murombedzi.And in handball, Ruislip Eagles will face London GD in the semi-finals of the EHA National Cup after beating Cambridge.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Can science peel back the surfaces of objects to see what’s underneath? Can they go under the observations to find the explanations?Investigating Vesta: The $466 million DAWN spacecraft left asteroid Vesta recently after a year in orbit, and is now on its way to the largest asteroid, Ceres. Two surprises were shared on the news recently: (1) Vesta is “surprisingly covered in hydrogen,” reported Space.com. (2) “Surprising troughs” belting the equator might have resulted from a collision. One theory says that the troughs, “a puzzling finding,” that resemble earth grabens (sunken valleys between faults), resulted from a collision – but only if Vesta has a differentiated interior. Another theory suggests a collision that caused the south pole crater may have spun the equator so fast it bulged. Either way, the troughs are phenomenal: longer than the Grand Canyon and three times as deep.Timing Titan: More “surprising” news comes from Saturn’s large moon Titan, reported Science Daily. Now that we have data from an entire Titan year (29.5 years, counting data from Voyagers 1-2 and Cassini), we can see seasonal changes occurring. “Dr Athena Coustenis from the Paris-Meudon Observatory in France has analysed data gathered over this time and has found that the changing seasons of Titan affect it more than previously thought.” Said changes are primarily atmospheric, though. The article mentioned the continuous ethane production from solar radiation but did not get into the time problem this creates (2/09/2011). Coustenis did not elaborate on why Titan is interesting to study because of “astrobiology” even though no life is found there.Europe on Europa: A European scientist has concluded that if Europa has an ocean under its ice, it is deeper down than thought. “Missions hoping to explore the huge subsurface ocean thought to exist on Jupiter’s moon Europa may have to dig deep — really deep,” Space.com said, like 25-50 kilometers instead of just a few miles as previously hoped. “There could be areas of liquid water at much shallower depths, say around 5 kilometers, but these would only exist for a few tens of thousands of years before migrating downwards,” the French Czech said. This would put the quash on mission plans to dig down to the water, where the life presumably is.The Martian water war: Opinions are still swinging between a wet Mars and a dry Mars even after the revelation that many of the lakes or gullies were likely caused by volcanoes (see 9/11/2011). The MSL Curiosity Rover has just taken a stunning picture of conglomerate and gravel that seems diagnostic of flowing surface water from sometime in the past, at least on an alluvial fan in Gale Crater. JPL rushed the photo in a press release because of its significance on Sept. 27. “Bingo!” Science Magazine responded. But New Scientist held open the possibility that fluids other than water could have deposited the gravels. When did the water flow, if it did? “We think what we’re looking at is several billion years old,” Bill Dietrich said, who calculated the flow of water that might have produced the deposits. “How to get better than that, I don’t know. This is a common discussion point.” The very next day, though, Science Daily reported on findings that show that Gale Crater may be “drier than expected.” Water cannot exist on the surface now due to the low atmospheric pressure, one hundredth that on Earth. If Mars ever had an atmosphere that allowed liquid water, it may have been lost by an atomic-level erosion from the solar wind called sputtering, PhysOrg reported.The Martian Earth: Astrobiology Magazine believes that analogous terrains on Earth (like the Atacama Desert of Chile and the salt pans of Tunisia) can help us understand processes on Mars. Without water, oxygen and life, though, the differences may outweigh the similarities.Messages from Mercury: Curiosity is not limited to Mars; there’s some at Mercury, too, where since March 2011 MESSENGER is in orbit checking out the innermost planet. NASA calls Mercury’s surface a “curiosity,” Space.com reported, because it is smoother than expected, “with less elevation than observed on volcanic Mars or the moon.” Planetologists are “divining water ice,” the article continued, by looking for ice traps in permanently-shadowed craters at the poles. For Mercury to maintain a magnetic field by an electric dynamo, theorists have to keep a molten core going, “since liquid cores are believed to generate magnetic fields.”If you always keep in mind the difference between observation and divination, between empiricism and speculation, between discovery and explanation, you can still enjoy the space program. (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
From Shirish B PradhanKathmandu, May 14 (PTI) Nepal has organised a marathon from Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, to Mount Everest to promote sports tourism in the Himalayan nation.Indias youngest marathon runner Budhia Singh, from Odisha, will join the event tomorrow which covers the entire ancient Kapilvastu kingdom and then head towards the worlds highest peak from Lumbini.The race will start from Maya Devi Garden in Lumbini with the title Buddha Peace Flame Torch March Run amid the presence of dignitaries and Buddhist monks from monasteries.Budhia, 14, will carry the Buddha Peace Flame Torch in tandem with Nepals national runner and Olympian Baikuntha Manandhar.He will also run around the heritage sites of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath stupas. Then the team will split and head towards Mount Everest, leaving Budhia at Kathmandu.The marathon runners team will illuminate the peace torch at the eternal Buddha Peace Flame Site at Maya Devi Garden at Lumbini.Nepals veteran marathon runner Baikuntha Manandhar will also join the run, which will be participated by some 200 people, including over 100 foreigners.The main aim of the run is to promote pilgrimage and sports tourism in Nepal, Bikram Pandey, the concept designer of the run, said.”The race also aims to spread the Buddhas message of peace across the world and emotionally connect Kalinga and India, once ruled by emperor Ashoka, and Kapilvastu, Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha,” Pandey said. PTI SBP KJ UZM KJ
Mumbai: National award-winning actor Kalki Koechlin, who is playing a pivotal role in ‘Sacred Games 2’, says that though she is quite politically aware as an individual, global politics was not a dinner table discussion at home in her childhood. Despite coming from a French family and brought up in India, global politics was not a topic of conversation at home for Kalki. “I haven’t grown up in an environment where politics was a topic of discussion but, yes, we all watch the news on TV and read newspapers that make us aware, and as growing-up kids, influence all of us. The show, which is directed by Neeraj Ghawyan and Anurag Kashyap, also features Nawazuddin, Pankaj in pivotal roles.
Updated: 5:39 PM February 9, 2018 “Promise Zones” aim to get federal funding Posted: February 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Ben Hueso, Erik Caldwell, Kevin Faulconer FacebookTwitter Ed Lenderman, Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsState Senator Ben Hueso (D-CA, 40th District) and Mayor Kevin Faulconer are pushing a bill through the state legislature that would greatly assist California’s most under-served neighborhoods, including San Diego’s, in getting federal funding.Friday’s press conference highlighted State Senator Ben Hueso’s legislation, Senate Bill 635, which was sponsored by the City of San Diego, and will provide state assistance to communities designated as federal “Promise Zones” in their efforts to receive critical federal revitalization resources, as well as provide priority consideration for eight state tax credits and programs that distribute funding to entities and projects located within both officially-designated Promise Zones and communities that applied to become a Promise Zones.Mayor Faulconer and Erik Caldwell of the City of San Diego discussed the work being done in, and goals for, the San Diego Promise Zone, which was officially designated by the federal government in June 2016 as one of 22 nationwide Promise Zones, and comprises three of the City’s most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.Supporter’s believe a child’s zip code should never determine that individual’s destiny; however, today, the community that a child grows up in impacts their odds of graduating high school, health outcomes, and lifetime economic opportunities. Promise Zones are some of the most high-poverty and economically-disadvantaged communities in our nation. This legislation will help facilitate increased economic activity and job growth, improved educational opportunities, enhanced public health, reductions in violent crime, and leveraging private investment to improve the quality of life in these vulnerable areas.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman has the full report on the so called, “Promise Zones.”