Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save April 17, 2015 956 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago In a speech in Florida on Thursday, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Dennis Lockhart discussed what the country’s current economic conditions suggest would be the appropriate path for monetary policy to take.Speaking at the Palm Beach County Business Leaders luncheon, Lockhart painted a positive picture of economic conditions. He told the audience that the economy has made considerable improvements since the depths of the recession in 2009 and is starting to pick up steam in the last two years.Lockhart estimated GDP growth for the rest of the year between 2.5 and 3 percent, assuming the first quarter economic slowdown passes.The Federal Open Market Committee’s decision to raise interest rates will depend on how much progress the labor market makes and on reasonable consumer confidence that inflation will rise up to the FOMC’s 2 percent target.“The Federal Open Market Committee has laid down two criteria to be met before we begin to raise interest rates,” Lockhart said. “They are further progress in labor markets and reasonable confidence that inflation will rise to the longer-run target of 2 percent. The FOMC has also emphasized that the decision will be data-dependent. I consider this an essential discipline around our decision making on this matter. To me, data dependency means there is no preconceived plan. Data dependency means the decision will be based on the best evidence we have of the reality and trajectory of the economy.”Lockhart said before a monetary policy liftoff decision is made, he would like to see data that the desired outcomes are being achieved – but he said support for a monetary policy liftoff decision will be a judgment call. But in the big overall economic picture, he said, strength in one aspect of the economy may offset ambiguity in another area. But at the same time, the liftoff decision will be just the beginning of the process that leads to a normalized structure of interest rates.“Once the initial decision to raise rates is made, attention will shift to the subsequent path of policy,” Lockhart said. “The process leading to a normalized structure of interest rates will just begin with the liftoff decision. This is a crucial point. Our policymaking is oriented to achieving the best outcomes in the broad economy. I see the interests of the Main Street economy as more aligned with an approach that thinks of liftoff and subsequent rate moves as a package.”Lockhart said the rate path will likely be more predictable the more solid the data evidence is that underpines the liftoff.“I think waiting a while longer improves the chances of seeing confirmation from incoming data that the economy is on the desired path,” he said. “I think it is highly desirable that the public sees an economic picture at the time of the liftoff decision that is consistent with the decision criteria the FOMC has set out. Ideally, coherence between data and decision would be clear to all.” Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Atlanta Fed President Speaks on Monetary Policy Liftoff Decision Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 04/17/15 Next: Brady & Kosofsky Is First One of First Carolina Law Firms to Pass Rigorous Compliance Audit About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Atlanta Fed Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Interest rates 2015-04-17 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles 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 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Tagged with: Atlanta Fed Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Interest rates Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 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. Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Atlanta Fed President Speaks on Monetary Policy Liftoff Decision
The producers of Masterchef are to launch a new TV show that aims to crown the best bakery in the UK.Over four weeks and 20 episodes, ITV1’s new search will look for baking excellence, handing one bakery this new award. To find Britain’s Best Bakery, the show has started a nationwide hunt, sampling the delicacies of independent, family-run and/ or community bakeries – and it has appealed to the readers of British Baker to get in touch.Two big names from the baking world will judge the competition and ultimately crown Britain’s Best Bakery and you can follow the show on Twitter via bestbakery2012.Josh Elliott, series producer, told British Baker: “You’ll need to be in it to win it and we are eager to hear from as many fantastic bakeries as possible.“Our bakeries are the warm and delicious heart of our local communities. We hope to showcase the Best British Bakers; their skills and passions for creating all manner of delicious breads, cakes, pastries and pies.”He added: “Britain’s Best Bakery will also reveal fascinating stories about us and our history through these pastries, breads and cakes. We’ll get to know the people who create and bake them, the stories behind them, the places to find them, and the people who love to eat them. We’ll meet traditional baking families with top-secret recipes passed down the generations and hear stories of immigration through Chinese, Turkish and Greek bakeries and the amazing baked goods they make to recreate a taste of home.”If you are interested in taking part, would like more information, or want to nominate a bakery, please call 0207 985 7568 or email: [email protected] read more
Researchers warn cannabis risks being downplayedStuff co.nz 18 January 2019Family First Comment: Everyone knows this. But the pro-drug groups try to pretend they don’t exist or don’t matter. The reason there’s laws around drug use like marijuana is exactly because of the health harms!#SayNopeToDopewww.VoteNo.nzOtago University health researchers warn cannabis risks are being downplayed in talk about changing the law but, in a New Zealand Medical Journal editorial, do support decriminalising recreational use by adults.A binding referendum on personal cannabis use is being held at the 2020 election. Justice Minister Andrew Little announced the decision shortly before Christmas, at the time saying some details were still to be worked through.Friday’seditorial in the NZMJ urging caution in how the law is changed was written by Research Associate Professor Joseph Boden, from the university’s Department of Psychological Medicine, and by Emeritus Professor David Fergusson, who died in October.The editorial said an unfortunate feature of the cannabis law debate was that relatively few contributors had talked about either the harms of cannabis, or the potential risks of decriminalisation.“Cannabis has multiple harmful effects which are particularly evident for young users, and the extent to which legalisation is beneficial is by no means clear,” the editorial said.“Most contributions (to the debate) imply that cannabis is a relatively harmless drug, and that cannabis law change will only have beneficial consequences.“We would argue that, on the basis of evidence generated by longitudinal studies based in New Zealand, both assumptions are incorrect.”New Zealand had some of the richest data on the adverse consequences of cannabis use – from the Christchurch Health and Development Study and the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/109979248/nzmj-editorial-urges-caution-in-changing-cannabis-laws-warns-risks-being-downplayed?cid=app-iPhoneCannabis cons ignored in legalisation debate – expertsNewsHub 18 January 2019 The debate on whether we should legalise cannabis has focused far too much on the pros and not enough on the cons, public health researchers say.Kiwis are set to vote on the drug’s legal status in a referendum in 2020, the exact question yet to be decided. But Joseph Boden of the University of Otago’s Department of Psychological Medicine is urging a slow-and-steady approach, saying the negative effects marijuana can have are being ignored.“Relatively few contributors have discussed either the harms of cannabis or potential risks of legalisation,” Dr Boden wrote in the latest NZ Medical Journal, published Friday.“Most contributions imply that cannabis is a relatively harmless drug, and that cannabis law change will only have beneficial consequences. We would argue that, on the basis of evidence generated by longitudinal studies based in New Zealand, both assumptions are incorrect.”Dr Boden and his late colleague and co-author David Fergusson say evidence from the Christchurch Health and Development Study and the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study show marijuana use can be linked to: educational delaywelfare dependenceincreased risks of psychotic symptomsmajor depressionincreased risks of motor vehicle accidentsincreased risks of tobacco useincreased risks of other illicit drug useand respiratory impairment.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2019/01/cannabis-cons-ignored-in-legalisation-debate-experts.html Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. read more
Docto was detained in the HimamaylanCity police station’s custodial facility./PN Police officers served the warrantissued by Judge Walter Zorilla of the Regional Trial Court Branch 55 inHimamaylan City. BACOLOD City – The court recommended aP40,000 bail bond for the temporary liberty of a man facing illegal drugcharges in Barangay To-oy, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Resident Nevin Docto, 37, was caught onthe strength of an arrest warrant on April 14, a police report showed.
RelatedPosts AAAN Board visits new APCON Registrar Flykite announces postponement of GOtv Boxing Night 21 Real One, Baby Face, Esepo to headline GOtv Boxing Night 21 A mini version of the hugely successful GOtv Boxing Night, tagged GOtv Boxing Night Mini, is set to start. The inaugural edition will hold on 16 November at the Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos. This was announced yesterday by the organisers, Flykite Productions, at a media sit-in in Lagos.Jenkins Alumona, CEO Flykite, explained that GOtv Boxing Night Mini is conceived to provide more frequent opportunities for boxers as a means of ensuring that they get requisite number of fights to make them eligible for sub-regional, continental and international title bouts.“Our boxers have, despite the best efforts of GOtv Boxing Night, inadequate opportunities to fight and build their fight records, which they need to become eligible for international titles. GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which will be staged with more frequency than the main event, will address this challenge,” he said.Alumona also explained that the 20th edition of GOtv Boxing Night, which was planned to hold last Saturday, has been fused into the mega edition of the event slated for December. The development, he said, was imposed by the injury suffered in training by Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, African Boxing Union lightweight champion, who was scheduled to defend his title against Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union champion in the much-anticipated headline bout.He added that hopes that the injury would heal on time proved misplaced, as sports medicine experts advised that the injury-a shoulder breach-be allowed a longer recuperation period to avoid aggravation.Some of the other boxers slated to fight at GOtv Boxing Night 20 will, however, feature at GOtv Boxing Night Mini. These include Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi and Cynthia “Baby Girl” Ogunsemilore. Also lined up to be in action is Waheed “Skoro” Usman, former ABU featherweight champion.Tags: GOtv Boxing NightGOtv Boxing Night MiniJenkins Alumona read more
After adding two more road wins against the Arizona schools over the weekend, the No. 1-ranked USC women’s volleyball team will be looking forward to some home cooking this Thanksgiving week as they close out their conference schedule at home against crosstown rival UCLA and Cal.The Women of Troy (29-1, 17-1) will be looking to notch their 30th win on the season on Wednesday evening against the No. 11-ranked Bruins (22-6, 13-5) at 8 p.m. in the Galen Center. Then, USC will honor seniors Samantha Bricio, Alicia Ogoms and Eve Ettinger when they take on Cal (9-20, 3-15) on Friday at 4 p.m. for Senior Night. The Women of Troy are a perfect 15-0 at the Galen Center this season.During rivalry week, USC will look to come away victorious like they did in September when they swept the Bruins in Pauley Pavilion. In that Pac-12 conference opener, USC was led by freshman outside hitter Alyse Ford who had 11 kills, while junior middle blocker Elise Ruddins added eight kills and four blocks to stop the Bruin offense.Not much has changed in the Trojan lineup since then, as USC is still led by National Player of the Year candidate Samantha Bricio. The senior outside hitter leads the nation in points and aces per set and will look to add to her career kill total at USC when the Bruins come to Troy. Against Oregon State two weeks ago, Bricio became the school’s all-time kills leader with her 1,919th kill in the match, passing former All-American Alex Jupiter (2008-11). After a combined 47-kill effort this past weekend against No. 23 Arizona and No. 24 Arizona State, Bricio also moved into seventh all-time in Pac-12 history for kills (1,966).USC has also jumped back to the top of the AVCA National Rankings thanks to the play of freshman setter Baylee Johnson. The Dayton, Ohio, native produced her team-leading 15th double-double of the year against ASU and recorded a total of 61 assists, 20 digs, seven blocks and seven kills on the weekend. Those strong contributions resulted in Johnson being named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, the first weekly award of her young career.Overall, USC leads both of the all-time series against UCLA and Cal. Against the Bruins, the Women of Troy have a 56-49 edge all-time, but have split the last ten matches against UCLA. The match on Wednesday will be the 106th meeting all-time between the crosstown rivals. Against the Golden Bears, USC holds the 53-12 advantage all-time, while also winning eight of the last 10 meetings. In addition, the match on Friday will be the first meeting between the Trojans and the Golden Bears this season. These matches will mark the end of Pac-12 conference play for head coach Mick Haley and the Women of Troy, and both matches will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks. read more
Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel will take no part in Thursday’s third One-Day International against England after sustaining a side strain in the second game in Antigua last Sunday.The right-armer underwent scans which confirmed the nature of the injury, leading to him being ruled out of contention for the contest at Kensington Oval in Barbados.West Indies are yet to name a replacement but Barbados seamer Miguel Cummins is expected to come in.Gabriel has been impressive so far in series, bowling with pace and hostility. He claimed two wickets in the opening ODI at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium last Friday which West Indies lost by 45 runs but took just one in the second game before limping off after sending down three overs.
Solskjaer had to make three first-half substitutions during Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool as Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard all hobbled off injured.The Norwegian could be without 10 players in total for Wednesday’s trip to Crystal Palace and acknowledged that at least some of the muscle problems suffered by his squad may be a result of the rising physical demands he is placing on them.United’s running statistics have increased significantly since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December.That has been a factor in a huge upturn in results, with 14 matches under Solskjaer bringing 11 wins and just one defeat.“It’s probably linked, yes,” said Solskjaer. “But when do you make that change? Do you wait until pre-season and think you will change results by just not asking them to run?“Or do we start now and show them demands of intensity and how we want to play?”The caretaker manager has made a point of getting United to play the fast-paced attacking game for which they were renowned during much of Alex Ferguson’s 26-and-a-half years in charge at Old Trafford.“You have seen what I have chosen,” he added. “We need to play as a Manchester United team. If you want to be a part of Manchester United, it’s a survival of the fittest isn’t it?”Solskjaer acknowledged that the physical demands of a hard-running style may take its toll on some of the more experienced members of his squad.But he stressed the importance of professionalism off the pitch, saying his players could prolong their careers. FILE PHOTO: Ole Gunnar SolskjaerManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the privilege of playing for Manchester United should be about the “survival of the fittest” as he deals with a mounting injury crisis. “They are getting older aren’t they, Juan, Nemanja (Matic), Ander. So it’s about the preparation, the standards that you have to live up to on and off the pitch as a Manchester United player, and as a professional player in the Premier League.“It’s not just turning up, playing and training and then going home and doing all these little out-of-football activities that we have all seen too many players doing.“I’m pleased with the way my lads have responded in that way, that we don’t see too much of them outside football.“That was a big part of my career –- as long as you are a footballer and you play in the Premier League, make the most of it because suddenly you get these injuries and you are done.”– ‘We’ll get Lukaku scoring’ –Solskjaer, meanwhile, is confident that Romelu Lukaku will get himself into the right shape to rediscover his best form.The striker, who has gone 10 games without scoring, admitted in December that the muscle mass he put on to help Belgium finish third at last year’s World Cup has hampered his form at club level.“I can understand why, when you go to a World Cup and see the teams you play, the physicality might take over in terms of your preparation.“We ask our forwards to work at a higher intensity, to run in behind, but that’s what he likes, so I’m sure he’ll be fine.“Muscle is not so difficult to get rid of. He’s lean, but he’s muscly. We’ll get him in the box and scoring us goals, that’ll be his job.” Share on: WhatsApp read more
Submitted by Sandstone DistillerySandstone Distillery announces the next in their series of Summer Concert Events, “Whiskey Nights – Music at the Stills” featuring Ethan Tucker on Friday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m.Following an amazing kick-off with local powerhouse Littlerock, Sandstone Distillery is excited to welcome another local creative powerhouse, Ethan Tucker to the stills. In keeping with their ethos of live local – think global, Sandstone is excited to welcome this amazing locally-grown, nationally-known artist.Ethan Tucker’s trademark sound of acoustic roots and layered electric guitars combined with an unmistakable soulful and bluesy vocal, is a delicious recipe which has garnered attention from some of his most popular contemporaries, as well as bonafide legends. Born in Olympia, Washington, Ethan has traveled the country with Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy, and The Wailers as well as national support slots with musical peers Slightly Stoopid, G-Love, and Michael Franti.Tickets are available here and include admission, proprietary tastings, and a gift bag filled with coupons, invitations, and specialty Sandstone-infused delectables, courtesy of Aunt Kates’s Chocolates. Facebook147Tweet0Pin0 read more
Image Courtesy: Twitter(@amylawrence71)Advertisement va3oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsk017Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E743a08( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7toobWould you ever consider trying this?😱4u9s7Can your students do this? 🌚6tq4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Héctor Bellerín has always been a fan favourite at Arsenal. From lump sum donations to charitable causes all around the globe, to providing inspirational speeches at universities, the Spaniard has won hearts around the stands of the Emirates Stadium. Now bearing the inaugural armband of captaincy, the left back was seen helping out a young mascot ahead of the 5-5 thriller against Liverpool, by giving his tracksuit jacket to the young kid.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@amylawrence71)Watch the 24 year old’s affectionate gesture to the youngster, who was shivering from cold in the Anfield stadium tunnel, courtesy to the official Twitter of Amy Lawrence, writer at The Athletic UK.Advertisement The Spanish international, who was chosen by Unai Emery to lead the Gunners against Klopp and his team in Today’s face off, was seen bending down to talk to the juveline mascot, and soon after took off his track top and gave it to the kid. What a gentleman.Starting off in La Masia, Bellerín joined the Arsenal youths in 2001, and was promoted to the senior team in just two years. Since then, he has made 143 appearances for the club, and scored 6 times.With the ongoing feud between the Spanish gaffer and regular captain Xhaka, fans are already seeing the pacey full back as the newest draftee for the leadership spot.The Carabao Cup round off 16 face off between the old rivals ended 5 goals each in full time, as the Reds ousted the visitors 5-4 in the penalties. Advertisement read more