Application Process Now Open for the Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship

first_img Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Tournament of Roses® announced today that the application period is now open for The Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship.The scholarship, which launched in 2019, recognizes one senior student or recent graduate from both the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conference for exceptional achievement in academics and civic service. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship, to be paid to their postgraduate institution of choice, to further their academic study in an area of their choosing.Additionally, as part of the Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship, each recipient will be given the opportunity to receive a “Rose Bowl Game Experience.” The experience will consist of a four-night trip to Pasadena, Calif., to shadow staff during the build-up to “The Granddaddy of Them All,” culminating with the opportunity to work the Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day.The scholarship is named on behalf of Keith Jackson, who was the voice of college football for several generations. Jackson was a man of many catchphrases, including “Whoa, Nellie” and “Big Uglies”, but was also credited with popularizing the Rose Bowl Game’s nickname as “The Granddaddy of Them All”. He was on the call for the Rose Bowl Game on 15 occasions, more than any other broadcaster, between 1989 and 2006. His final game in the broadcast booth was the 2006 BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl Game.“After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we are excited to bring back our Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Scholarship that will culminate with a special experience at the 2022 Rose Bowl Game,” said Bob Miller, 2021-2022 Pasadena Tournament of Roses President. “Our scholarship recipients in 2019 were extremely dynamic individuals and the Tournament of Roses, along with our partners at the Big Ten and Pac-12, is proud to continue to provide this opportunity.”The inaugural scholarship recipients included the University of Nebraska’s Angela Mercurio and the University of Oregon’s Petra Salko. Mercurio, who was a standout track and field athlete, received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and women’s and gender studies from Nebraska. She was named the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year and is currently finishing her first year at Harvard Medical School. Salko earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance at Oregon. She was a four-year letter winner in women’s golf and was the 2019 Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year. She is currently studying at the Copenhagen Business School.The Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship is funded by the Rose Bowl Game, which is a tri-party agreement between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, the Big Ten Conference and the Pac-12 Conference. For more information, including details on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members drive the success of these annual events. For more information, visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. 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Antisocial behaviour spikes as Community Garda numbers drop in Limerick

first_imgFacebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSantisocial behaviourHenry Street Garda StationlimerickMaurice Quinlivan TDSinn Feinthomondgate Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsAntisocial behaviour spikes as Community Garda numbers drop in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – February 12, 2018 1326 Emailcenter_img Previous articleEclectic mix and free gigs to Limerick Literary FestivalNext articlePlunge into Limericks latest event Alan Jacques WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Sinn Finn TD for Limerick City, Maurice Quinlivan.A 48 per cent decrease in the number of Community Gardaí in Limerick since 2010 is causing “chaos” in parts of the city as antisocial behaviour spikes.That’s according to Sinn Féin’s Limerick TD Maurice Quinlivan who has expressed his deep concern over the fact that there are now only 38 Community Gardaí on duty, compared with 73 eight years ago.And he claims that gangs of 50 to 60 young people often more than 100 strong are congregating playing loud music, drinking and taking drugs in Thomondgate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “These gangs are causing huge stress, fear and annoyance to local residents, many of whom are elderly.“The number of Community Gardaí has fallen from 73 in 2010 to only 38 in 2017, a decrease of some 48 per cent. This is shameful and shows that the Government have no interest in investing in Community Policing,” Deputy Quinlivan claimed.“It is clearly leading to a poor Garda response and leaving residents feeling deserted and let down. The last number of weeks, since Christmas have seen a huge spike in anti-social behaviour in parts of the city.”He maintains that the decline in Community Gardaí is especially stark in some divisions with Limerick particularly badly affected.“In 2007, there were 330 Gardaí in the Henry Street District; today there are only 307.“Similarly the Roxboro Road Garda District has dropped from 134 to 128 despite the Fitzgerald report in 2007 saying Limerick will need ‘a minimum of 100 additional Gardaí’.“As a local elected representative, I know from working with designated Community Gardaí that the difference a good community Garda can make to an area and to individuals and families is huge. It can be transformative,” he declared.Deputy Quinlivan believes Community Gardaí can build up relationships and trust with people at risk of offending, particularly young people, and direct them in a more positive direction, such as through the Garda Youth Diversion Projects.“They also improve public confidence in policing locally, and ingrain themselves in community activity locally. I have seen the difference that Community Gardaí can make in various local community and voluntary groups there are involved in Limerick.“Failing to make these kinds of investments could undo the good work that was built up, particularly in disadvantaged communities, over many years. It is increasingly clear that successive Governments have zero interest in Community Policing and is unwilling to invest in it. The fact that the number of Community Gardaí has fallen off a cliff, and indeed is still falling, is proof of that. It is scandalous. The Minister needs urgently to start addressing these decreases, people deserve better policing and to feel safe in their own homes,” he Alan [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Home Purchase Loans Are Becoming Less Risky

first_img Credit Access Index Default Risk HCAI Home Purchase Loans Mortgage Credit Access Urban Institute Housing Policy Finance Center 2016-01-12 Brian Honea  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Home Purchase Loans Are Becoming Less Risky Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago January 12, 2016 1,329 Views Previous: Fannie Mae Offers Largest Delinquent Loan Sale to Date Next: Home Prices Slip on the Oil Slide Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Credit Access Index Default Risk HCAI Home Purchase Loans Mortgage Credit Access Urban Institute Housing Policy Finance Center Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. About Author: Brian Honea According to the Urban Institute Housing Policy Finance Center’s latest credit availability index (HCAI), which is a measure of the percentage of home purchase loans that are likely to default, home purchase loans became less risky over the third quarter of 2015 as lenders have become less willing to tolerate defaults, continuing a trend from over the last four quarters.The HCAI dropped from 5.3 in Q2 down to 5.0 in Q3 2015, drawing closer to the record low of 4.6 from the third quarter of 2013. A lower HCAI indicates that lenders have imposed tighter lending standards due to an unwillingness to tolerate defaults, and therefore mortgage credit access is tighter; a higher HCAI indicates that lenders are willing to tolerate more risks and have looser lending standards, thus making mortgage credit more available.Mortgage credit availability in the GSE channel, which includes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has expanded at a faster rate than the government (FVR) channel recently. Since the second quarter of 2011, when the downward trend of mortgage credit availability in the GSE channel reversed, the total risk taken in that channel has leaped from 1.4 percent to 2.1 percent—an increase of 50 percent.For the government channel (FVR), comprised of the Federal Housing Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program, mortgage credit availability has gone in the opposite direction. The risk of default that the government loan channel was willing to take on was reported at 9.8 percent in Q3 2015. While still slightly above its record low of 9.6 set in 2013, the last four quarters have seen a decrease in credit availability in the FVR channel.The total default risk for the portfolio and private-label securities (PP) channel for Q3 2015, which was reported at 2.4 percent, matching its record low, although this market took much higher product risk than the FVR and GSE channels during the housing bubble.The decline in overall HCAI from Q2 to Q3 from 5.3 to 5.0 means that mortgage credit quality has improved. Two reasons are responsible for this, according to Housing Policy Finance Center senior research associate Wei Li.“On the supply side, lenders could be taking less default risk than the previous quarter when they originate loans, either through stricter underwriting standards or through offering less risky product,” Li said. “On the demand side, there could be more high-quality borrowers applying for mortgages than low-quality borrowers; or same group of borrowers demand more safe loan products than risky products.”Overall, researchers determined based on the HCAI that mortgage credit availability is very tight.“Significant space remains to safely expand the credit box,” the report stated. “If the current default risk was doubled across all channels, risk would still be well within the precrisis standard of 12.5 percent in 2001–03 for the whole mortgage market.”Click here to view the methodology behind the HCAI.Click here to view a FAQ on the HCAI. Home Purchase Loans Are Becoming Less Risky The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Savelast_img read more

Growing the game in partnership

first_img20 Oct 2016 Growing the game in partnership England Golf and Mytime Active – one of the UK’s largest pay and play golf course operator – are working in partnership to grow the game.Initiatives are underway to attract more players from diverse backgrounds, to promote shorter formats of golf which fit into busy lifestyles, and to highlight the health benefits of the game.Abbie Lench, England Golf’s Head of Club Support, said: “This project is gathering pace and it’s very exciting to be working in this way with Mytime Active. Our findings will help us to support clubs across the country to get more people playing golf and joining as members.”Mytime Active has 16 pay and play golf courses in London, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex and the Midlands – and they’re all involved in aspects of the project.Bromley Golf Centre in South London has just become the first Golf Express-branded venue in the country. Golf Express is England Golf’s campaign to promote the 9-hole game to encourage busy people to play all the game in half the time.Bromley, which has a 9-hole course and 25-bay driving range, highlights the message with its course furniture, flags and branding on the range.In the Birmingham area, England Golf and Mytime Active are jointly funding a project to attract more people into golf from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.It involves working with local communities and networks and uses Mytime Active’s beginner programme ‘Get Active in Golf’ which offers a six-week structured coaching course for just £30.This project will form the blueprint for future initiatives across the country to encourage more people from under-represented groups to try golf.Players at all 16 Mytime Active golf courses are involved in a long-term health study, being undertaken with UK Active. It’s setting out to demonstrate the health benefits of golf and to support Sport England’s strategy to tackle inactivity.As part of the study golfers are wearing heart monitors, using pedometers and providing a range of information, for example about their mental wellbeing. Their progress will be tracked weekly for a year.In addition, all 16 Mytime Active sites will work towards GolfMark accreditation which includes Sport England’s Club Mark standard. This demonstrates their commitment to high standards of welfare, equity, coaching and their close connection to their communities.Techniques to improve customer service satisfaction are also being piloted. Mapping software is also being used to help Mytime Active to target their potential customers and this information is supporting future development and investment.Jason Stanton, Mytime Active’s Operations Director, said: “At Mytime Active we believe in doing golf differently, we want our facilities to be accessible for the whole community, supporting people to get more from life. Our partnership with England Golf is enabling us to realise this ambition, engaging new audiences and promoting the wider benefits of the game.”Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more