Bob Hatch Builds a Legacy

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Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

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GSEs Announce Updates to Loan Repurchase Guidelines for Lenders

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles At the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced on Thursday updates to their life-of-loan representation and warranty framework in order to provide clarity for lenders regarding the potential risk for repurchase.The clarification of life-of-loan exclusions announced by the GSEs are meant to provide more certainty to lenders and borrowers alike, which will “increase access to credit without compromising safety and soundness,” according to a prepared statement by FHFA Director Mel Watt.”The release of details today by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac clarifying the definition of life-of-loan exclusions and when they apply is a positive step forward for housing finance,” Watt said in his statement. “Concerns about when a mortgage loan might be subject to repurchase, along with other market factors, have contributed to increased credit overlays that drive up lending costs and reduce access to credit.”For Fannie Mae, the new framework guidelines provide specific requirements under which lenders can seek a repurchase after they are granted relief. One particular clarification made in Thursday’s updates relates to misrepresentations or data inaccuracies around the loan that surface post-relief date – Fannie Mae will seek repurchase on these loans only after is that Fannie Mae will seek repurchase of a loan after administering a “significance test” to determine if Fannie Mae would not have purchased the loan in the first place had the misrepresentations or inaccuracies been known prior to the relief date.Currently, lenders are granted relief on many representations if one of three requirements is met: The borrower makes timely payments on most loans for 36 months, the borrower makes timely payments on Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) or Refi Plus loans for 12 months, or if the loan passes a quality control review administered by Fannie Mae.Fannie Mae also announced it will seek repurchase on a loan either before or after relief is obtained under the framework if “it determines the failure to comply would impair its rights under the note or mortgage or result in direct liability by Fannie Mae under the law, or if the lender may have violated a consumer protection or other law or regulation that is specifically listed in today’s announcement.””The clarity and certainty we’re providing today is crucial for lenders to increase access to mortgage credit,” said Andrew Bon Salle, EVP of Single-Family Underwriting, Pricing, and Capital Markets for Fannie Mae. “There are qualified borrowers who are not being served in today’s market. With this clarity, lenders should have greater confidence in lending to Fannie Mae’s full credit standards and making mortgages available to more borrowers.”Freddie Mac announced that it will implement a similar significance test to the one Fannie Mae will administer in order protect the enterprise against fraud, misrepresentations, or data inaccuracies in regards to a loan. Freddie Mac also announced that the updates will be retroactive to mortgages that settled with the enterprise on or after January 1, 2013. In addition, Freddie Mac will be updating the “compliance with law” definition in its Selling Guide in order to “provide more certainty on how Freddie Mac will enforce remedies for compliance with laws,” according to Thursday’s announcement.”Today’s announcement goes a long way in providing clarity and certainty to lenders as to when a loan will be subject to a repurchase,” said Dave Lowman, EVP of Single Family Business at Freddie Mac. “Lenders have been specifically concerned that the life of loan exclusions could undermine the selling representation and warranty relief, leaving a back door for the GSE to put loans back to them after granting relief. Addressing these concerns by providing tighter definitions and clarity should encourage Sellers to serve a broader range of qualified borrowers.” November 20, 2014 1,266 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Life-of-Loan Exclusions Loan Repurchase Guidelines Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Life-of-Loan Exclusions Loan Repurchase Guidelines 2014-11-20 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / GSEs Announce Updates to Loan Repurchase Guidelines for Lenders Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: CFPB Proposes to Expand Foreclosure Protections Next: Fannie Mae Expects Modest Economic Growth in 2015 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago GSEs Announce Updates to Loan Repurchase Guidelines for Lenders Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

“Beg, Borrow Or Steal Oxygen, Otherwise We Might Lose Thousands of Lives for Lack of Oxygen” :Delhi High Court To Centre

first_imgTop Stories”Beg, Borrow Or Steal Oxygen, Otherwise We Might Lose Thousands of Lives for Lack of Oxygen” :Delhi High Court To Centre Nupur Thapliyal21 April 2021 10:04 AMShare This – x”Citizen can only fall back on the State. So you have to beg, borrow or steal and ensure the protection of fundamental emergency”, remarked Justice Vipin Sanghi of Delhi High Court while hearing an urgent plea regarding the immediate need for oxygen at Max Hospitals in the Delhi NCR Region.The division bench comprising of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli was hearing an urgent plea…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”Citizen can only fall back on the State. So you have to beg, borrow or steal and ensure the protection of fundamental emergency”, remarked Justice Vipin Sanghi of Delhi High Court while hearing an urgent plea regarding the immediate need for oxygen at Max Hospitals in the Delhi NCR Region.The division bench comprising of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli was hearing an urgent plea by Balaji Medical and Research Centre seeking urgent directions as regards to the supply of oxygen in the Hospitals ran by it, popularly known as Max Hospitals, operating at various branches including Saket, Vaishali, Shalimar Bagh, Patparganj and Gurgaon. The remark came after Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta submitted before the Bench that time was given till April 22 as regards the ban on industrial oxygen as technologically industries require about 72 hours to shut down their operations. Questioning the said submission, Justice Sanghi asked the SGI that even in such emergent situations, to say that industries will be allowed to function and cannot be stopped even for sometime till some alternate arrangements are made will be “difficult for the bench to accept.” At this juncture, an adjournment was sought by SGI till tomorrow to take proper instructions. Submitting this, reference was also made by the SGI to today’s tweet by the Delhi CM stating that the oxygen requirements were met. Justice Rekha Palli on the other hand remarked “It is a national emergency. You can direct industries with oxygen to divert.” Vehicles Not Allowed to Reach Delhi: Rahul Mehra for GNCTD Senior Advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for the Delhi Government, submitted that there were obstructions caused at Delhi-Haryana border for the movement of oxygen tankers to Delhi.”For 8 hours at borders, our vehicles were not allowed to reach Delhi. I’m telling the ground situation. I’m grateful to Central Govt for 140 MTs. We have to micro manage every situation. We have to fight for each vehicle. Allocation is not good if we are unable to take it to the final destination. It is the hospital which says only 2-3 hours are left. How can I as state go against the medical reality?” Mehra submitted.  Human Lives Important, Commercial Interests Are Not: Bench Expresses Concerns on the Situation Justice Vipin Sanghi said :”Today we are in dire straits. We might lose thousands of lives for lack of oxygen. You cannot turn around and say we don’t have it, so you have to die. What we are telling you is, you have to go a step further. You have to take captive oxygen from industries. If it means that those industries have to shut till imports (of oxygen) are made, so be it. We cannot afford to lose lives. It might be inconvenient. Let it be inconvenient. Human lives are more important than commercial interests.” Justice Sanghi : It is the responsibility of state to arrange. You cannot say we can arrange this much and people have to die. We cannot accept that. We cannot see people dying because oxygen is not available.#DelhiHighCourt #Oxygen #COVID19— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 21, 2021 Responding to the Solicitor General’s request for adjournment till tomorrow, the bench said:”Mr.Mehta we can take this matter tomorrow. But in the meantime if there is any casualties tonight, it is your responsibility.”Responding to the remark, SGI submitted:”I can make a statement. We have the responsibility of allotting oxygen. The allotted oxygen will reach Delhi. That is our responsibility. The capacity is 350 which is increased to 480 MT. But internal distribution in hospitals is not our responsibility.”Referring to the Delhi CM’s tweet, SGI further submitted that concerned officers of the State have to take up the oxygen issue with the officer of Centre and that tweeting the demand will only create a panic and anxiety.Sunita Dawra, Additional Secretary of the Industries Department, informed the bench that the Central Government has passed an order today to raise the allocation of oxygen for Delhi as 480 MT from 370 MT.The bench took on record this order. Taking note of this development, the bench said that it was not finalizing the order which it had dictated in the previous session. As per that draft order, the bench had directed the Centre to divert oxygen from steel and petroleum industries to Delhi.Instead, the bench recorded the submission of the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the Centre will ensure safe and unobstructed passage of oxygen tankers to Delhi.The bench also observed that the Delhi Government should initiate the logistical work for the internal distribution of the allotment.Justice Sanghi to Dawra : You have to take captive oxygen from industries. If it means that those industries have to shut till imports (of oxygen) are made, so be it. We cannot afford to lose lives. It might be inconvenient. Let it be inconvenient. #DelhiHighCourt #Oxygen— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 21, 2021 During the course of the hearing, the bench was informed that the oxygen supplies have been received at Max Hospitals at Pratarganj and Shalimar Bagh.The order passed by the bench is as follows :”After hearing the counsels at length, we had drafted an order. However, the learned ASG sought accommodation for about 40 minutes to take instructions. Consequently we re-assembled at 9.20, when learned SG Tushar Mehta joined the proceedings.Ms Sunita Dawra, Addl Secretary Industries Dept, also joined the proceedings. She is in charge of allocation of medical oxygen to various states in the country in the wake of raging pandemicShe’s informed us that today itself that allocation for NCT of Delhi has been raised from 370 MT to 480 MT and a decision regarding that was taken today. She’s informed us that the process of mapping the sources of oxygen is initiated.Mr.Rahul Mehra, counsel for GNCTD, stated on instructions that the NCT of Delhi got somewhere between 200-250 MT of oxygen today.He has also stated that there were obstructions for the receipt of oxygen and the same was delayed.Mr.Tushar Mehta has assured that Central Govt will facilitate the supply of 480 MT of medical oxygen to Delhi in terms of the aforesaid order. He has assured that the Central Govt will ensure unobstructed and safe passage of tankers to Delhi. We take this statement on record. We are hopeful that the emergent needs of various hospitals in Delhi, including those run by the petitioner, would be met so that no causalities are suffered on account of discontinuing the supply of Oxygen to seriously ill COVID patients, and other serious patients who require Oxygen for support,till we take up the matter tomorrow, and pass further ordersGNCTD will immediately initiate the logistical work for the procurement of the oxygen, which is claimed not to have been supplied today out of the allocated 480 MT.The suppliers are directed to comply with the allocation order issued by the Central Government and make the supplies on an emergent basis”.The matter will be further considered on April 23 at 3 PM.Click here to read/download the orderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

At least one dead in California school shooting, suspect in custody

first_imgChiccoDodiFC/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — One person has died following a shooting at a high school in Southern California Thursday morning, according to a local hospital.Meanwhile, the sole suspect has been taken into custody as students evacuate the campus and reunite with their parents. The number of injuries was not immediately clear amid the chaos at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.While fire officials reported six people hospitalized, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at least three people, all students, were hurt, including at least one gunshot victim.Henry Mayo Hospital said one female patient died and two male patients were in critical condition.Villanueva said the suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital. The sheriff told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV earlier that the suspect was believed to be part of the student body.The shooting began at 7:05 a.m. local time, during what’s called “Zero Period,” roughly an hour before the school day officially begins at 8 a.m. and is often used for extracurricular classes and was before the bulk of the students were there for the start of the school day, police told ABC News.Sophomore Brooklyn Moreno said she was in the quad when she heard what she thought was a balloon popping.“I just started running,” she told KABC. “There was girls falling in front of me and I tried to help them up, then just kept running cause I didn’t want to get hurt, either.”“I never thought this would happen at my school,” Moreno said. “I’m still kinda in shock right now. I’ve been shaking and crying a lot — I’m an emotional wreck.”One student told KABC he was headed to school when a few friends texted him to not go because they heard shots.“At first I didn’t believe it,” said the sophomore. “You would never think this would happen… I saw cops and I stopped and I called my mom and she told me to come straight home.”Students were led single file through the campus by armed officers. Multiple ambulances were spotted at the scene as worried parents jammed the streets.As the search for the suspect was unfolding, officials urged those who live in the area to lock their doors and other schools were placed on lockdown.Misty Wolf, a Saugus High School graduate whose 16-year-old daughter goes to a nearby school, said they were just arriving when her daughter’s school was placed on lockdown.“We were all getting there and parents heard shots — or what we thought were shots,” Wolf told ABC News. “The nice guy who waves us in the lot every morning started shouting at the kids walking to get out of the way get up the hill. …We were all trying to get out. People were confused.”“Having my kid, who is already dealing with things in life, being scared because I told her to duck down because they don’t know where the shooter is — is hard,” Wolf said. “There was another [school lockdown] a few years ago and she never wanted to leave her classroom after it. I’m worried that this will make her not want to be at school because she doesn’t feel safe.”Moments before news of the shooting broke, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., was on the Senate floor calling on his colleagues to bring up a universal background checks bill that was passed by the House earlier this year.He asked for unanimous consent to pass the legislation dubbed the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019” that would establish new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties. The House approved of the measure in February in a 240-90 vote.His fellow Democratic Connecticut senator, Richard Blumenthal, was in the middle of his remarks on gun violence when he was handed a note informing him of the reported shooting.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Take it step by step

first_img The mathematics involved in calculating Return on Investment are simple enough. The biggest challenges lie in the process itself. Gwen Berthiez offers some best practice tips to help you plan a successful ROI projectBegin with the end in mind1 During the planning process, be very certain of what the training project’s end objectives are. Ask yourself – and, more importantly, ask the project sponsor – the following questions:Exactly what do you want to accomplish?What would success look like at the conclusion of this project? What are the expected deliverables?What would have been accomplished for you to say, “The project has been a success, now let’s talk about the next one?”Decide whether or not you can actually deliver2 Can you handle the request? Do you have the expertise or do you know where to find it? Are the parameters reasonable yet challenging? Numbers can very quickly get out of hand. However it is important to carefully consider whether or not the scope is realistic to achieve. In determining the feasibility of meeting a request take your time and think through each step carefully. Do not give managers unrealistic expectations about how quickly you can provide useful ROI data to them. Be careful and thorough – you will need to get it right in order to secure funding for subsequent projects.Start out small3 If this is your first ROI project, as you begin selecting a viable project, try to think small If you don’t, unanticipated challenges will almost immediately present themselves. Limit your scope to an arena that is 100 per cent within your control or that of the project sponsor. Select a manageable project that is almost guaranteed to be successful and provide good, solid results on which you can build subsequent projects. Consider keeping the project as low-key as possible. Early unwanted publicity may force you to share inconclusive and immature data, resulting in project derailment or even cancellation. Though critics are an important part of the road to success, make certain that you chose the time and place to engage with them.Be certain that all pertinent data and numbers are accessible4 An ROI project is rarely a unilateral activity. As the project scope is fully determined, it will become evident that a number of people and functions will have to be involved to a lesser or greater degree. What data will you be allowed to access? Is any of it confidential and to which functions? Is the head of the function that houses the data a supporter of yours and of the ROI project? How can you sell the idea to the holder of the data and how can that individual use it to further functional or company objectives? You will also need to find out whether or not you have ready access to the data with which you will need to compare your ROI results – such as departmental numbers and highly proprietary company statistics. Not all pertinent data is to be found in the company annual report. Check this aspect out thoroughly before launching into the ROI project. You might be surprised to find how difficult it is to obtain some of the meaningful numbers, ratios and percentages you need.Develop a budget and get it approved5 This is all part of successfully “managing” the ROI project. You need to be regarded as a numbers guru in order to build credibility with the “customer” (internal or external; management, sponsor, or critic). A solid budget must be established up front, since ROI projects can be expensive and take time.Since being smart about money and numbers is a key part of many people’s jobs, make these skills part of your tool kit too if you want to be successful. In many cases you have just one opportunity to establish credibility, so mistakes are not an option where finance is concerned.In determining resource costs, think through resource needs carefully at each step. As you plan, be brutally realistic about the scope and actual time required. Is this a full-time job for you? Do you have other resources at your disposal to deploy on the actual “doing” of the work and the gathering of the data or are you a one-person show? Is this an additional job on top of the other three full-time jobs on which you are deployed?Do you have the resources required for data entry and number crunching – someone who has an excellent command of Excel or Lotus 123 to manipulate the data accurately? Who will analyse and make sense of the findings? Who has the requisite MS Project or FastTrack expertise to create a timeline? What about other employee time and costs to oversee data distribution and collection? Make no mistake, conducting an ROI study requires time and concentration. Progress will not occur with a stolen few minutes, especially if you are still in the learning mode.Respect politics and buy-in process6 Everyone who touches the process needs to understand and buy into the reasons for and importance of the ROI study. Explain what it will mean to them and their job. How will they benefit from the results of the study?Never forget that you do not live and work in a vacuum. Your company is a highly integrated and sensitive system of interconnected people and processes on which you rely for you data – sponsors, local champions, administrative people, critics, etc. Be careful to obtain approval from all power-brokers concerned, especially if you are asking for sensitive numerical data from them or from their employees.Select the appropriate vehicle to enable ease and accuracy of data collection7 Review all possible options and then select the approach that best meets project needs. Will you use questionnaires, surveys, tests, interviews, focus groups, observation, performance records, etc? Keep credibility foremost in mind when choosing a data collection vehicle. Consider not only which approach, but also what participant audience is most likely to supply the information needed to build a credible ROI case. Careful and thoughtful preparation saves backtracking, confusion, and wasted time and effort.Gwen Berthiez is account manager with the Leadership and Support Team in Raytheon Training’s Troy, Michigan, USA office. [email protected] Take it step by stepOn 1 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. This month’s newsCaring award TSL Group, based in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, has won a Caring about theCarers award for supporting an employee who is a carer of a multiple sclerosissufferer. The company won the workplace category in a national award run bycarers’ organisations. Mars man talks OH physician at confectionery firm Mars Dr Stephen Deacon will focus on themanagement of occupational health and safety in a European business at the IOSHannual conference, which will look at the challenges ahead for health and theenvironment next week.  www.iosh.co.ukAudio stress pack A team of Royal College of Psychiatry doctors, psychologists and counsellorshave joined forces with broadcaster and psychiatrist Professor Anthony Clare toproduce an audio pack of tips to help workers cope with stress.  Tel: 0151-632 0662  www.talkinglife.co.ukSafety seminars The British Chambers of Commerce and the TUC are running 24 seminars acrossthe UK promoting health and safety in the workplace as part of the the HSE’sGood Health is Good Business campaign.  Tel:020-7565 2020 Stress probe The RCN is calling for an investigation into the impact of post-traumaticstress on nurses at its annual congress next week in Bournemouth. Over 2,500nurses from across the UK will attend.  www.rcn.org.ukResearch funds The Mid Downs OH Group will award the Peter O’Malley research scholarship,worth £5,000, for research in OH nursing practice in the UK and Europe. Closingdate is 30 June. Contact Judy Baker-Rogers at Tesco, Delamare Road, Cheshunt,Herts EN8 9SL Resource site Occupational physician Rupert Hall-Smith has set up a comprehensivenon-commercial medical web site with links to occupational health related siteson the Internet.  www.helpdoctor.co.ukRoad task force A task group drawn from health and safety organisations, the police and roadtransport policymakers is to be set up to look at ways of preventingwork-related road traffic incidents and casualties. The group will makerecommendations to the Health and Safety Commission and the DETR. Manual revision The HSE has issued a revised version of its free leaflet, Getting to Gripswith Manual Handling. The updated publication is designed to complement theGovernment’s Back in Work initiative, launched in May 1999. Copies areavailable from HSE Books, tel: 01787 881165, fax: 01787 313995. Hearing test move Earlier tests for noise induced hearing loss are being proposed by the HSEfollowing the publication of a research report about measurement of otoacousticemissions (OAEs) by the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at theUniversity of Southampton. Roving reps The TUC has called on the HSC to adopt a system of roving safetyrepresentatives to extend the benefits of union involvement in workplace healthand safety to small firms and mobile workforces. Such a system is already inoperation in Sweden. Previous Article Next Article NewsOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

DeRozan’s season-high 38 points helps Spurs top Jazz 127-120

first_img Tags: DeMar DeRozan/NBA/San Antonio Spurs/Utah Jazz January 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local DeRozan’s season-high 38 points helps Spurs top Jazz 127-120 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDeMar DeRozan had a season-high 38 points and the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 127-120 victory over the Utah Jazz, snapping a three-game losing streak.DeRozan was 11-for-19 shooting, surpassing 1,000 points for the 10th straight season. He had 21 points in the second half, including a pair of mid-range jumpers from the right baseline in the final 3 minutes to help seal the victory.Donovan Mitchell had 31 points in 33 minutes and San Antonio native Jordan Clarkson added 20 points for the Jazz. Associated Presslast_img read more

Government has no idea how Right to Rent is impacting tenants, minister admits

first_imgThe government has admitted that it has no idea how many tenants have been impacted by the UK’s recently-introduced Right to Rent regulations.The admission was made in response to a question in the House of Lords by Labour peer John Bassam (pictured, left) who asked how many people have been “adversely affected” by the government’s “hostile immigration environment”.Home Office Minister of State Susan Williams said that the government did not monitor immigration checks in this way via either its Right to Rent and Right to Work schemes and therefore had no idea how it was impacting those involved.The admission is extraordinary given the recent and historic controversy over the checking scheme which was introduced at the beginning of February 2016 and can cost landlords up to £3,000 per tenant involved if they don’t carry out the checks properly.Right to rentAt the time the Right to Rent checks were introduced many campaigning groups warned that it would encourage discrimination, and the failings of the system were revealed by the recent Windrush scandal that helped force Amber Rudd out (picture, right) of her job as Home Secretary.Following this, last week the government rushed out guidance on how Right to Rent should be implemented for letting agents and landlords, clarifying how they should approach long-term residents from the Commonwealth who have no formal documents.The update, which was essentially advice to call the government if an agent is unsure about someone’s status, was branded ‘inadequate’ by the Residential landlords’ Association.Read more about Right to Rent.Home Office Right to Rent amber rudd May 8, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Government has no idea how Right to Rent is impacting tenants, minister admits previous nextRegulation & LawGovernment has no idea how Right to Rent is impacting tenants, minister admitsExtraordinary admission is made by minister in Parliament despite recent Windrush scandal helped highlight the system’s failings.Nigel lewis8th May 201801,794 Viewslast_img read more

Post-Doc Fellow /School of Nursing

first_imgA post-doctoral position focused on the omics (e.g., genetic,genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, etc.) associations withchronic pain is available in the Department of Pain andTranslational Symptom Science (PTSS) at the University of Maryland,Baltimore. The PTSS department has a vibrant and collaborativegroup of pain and symptom scientists who apply cutting edge methodsin basic, translational and clinical research. The department isalso home to a National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR)P30-funded Omics Associated with Self-Management Interventions forSymptoms (OASIS) Center. In addition, faculty and trainees in thePTSS department are members of the interdisciplinary campus-wideCenter to Advance Chronic Pain Research (CACPR). The CACPR hostsbi-weekly pain interest group seminars and annual symposia on avariety of chronic pain topics. We seek a motivated post-doctoralfellow with experience and formal training in pain physiology,bioinformatics and the analysis of large omics datasets to join ourgroup. We have a variety of pre-clinical and clinical projectsongoing that are aimed at elucidating the omics associations withthe development and persistence of chronic pain in a number ofconditions including low back pain, chemotherapy-inducedneuropathic pain, spinal cord injury and others. Primaryresponsibilities: •Research interests aligned with omics associatedwith chronic pain conditions. •Substantively contribute to theresearch and scholarship efforts of the OASIS Center and PTSSdepartment through the dissemination of peer-reviewed, data-basedpublications. •Actively participate in PTSS department and CACPRactivities.Qualifications :Qualifications: •Doctoral degree (PhD) in biology, bioinformatics(preferred), nursing or a related field. •Evidence of scholarlyachievement in terms of data-based publications, extramural fundingfor pre-doctoral research training and participation in regional ornational research presentations. •Eligibility for appointment atthe rank of post-doctoral fellow. Interested candidates shouldsubmit a single PDF document containing a letter of interest, CV,brief personal statement describing research interests and careergoals, and contact information for three references. Candidates forthis position should hold a PhD in biology, bioinformatics, nursingor a related field, have strong motivation to develop anindependent research career, and excellent dissemination skills(oral and written).last_img read more