Tornadoes Destroy Homes, Communities in Ohio

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Tornadoes Destroy Homes, Communities in Ohio Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tornadoes Destroy Homes, Communities in Ohio Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Homes natural disaster Ohio Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Exercising Caution in Property Preservation Next: Update in Case Regarding Alleged Price-Rigging of GSE Bonds Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Related Articles Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Residents in Dayton, Ohio, have been left to pick up the pieces after three tornadoes caused widespread damage on Monday.It was reported by ABC News that more than 80,000 people—more than half of Dayton’s reported population—were left without power early Tuesday morning. The storm has caused one confirmed death. “I don’t know that any community that is fully prepared for this type of devastation,” Dayton Assistant Fire Chief Nicholas Hosford said Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”ABC went on to report that there were 51 tornadoes across eight states on Monday—Idaho, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio—and severe weather remains a threat through Wednesday.Ohio, and some of its larger metros, are no strangers to these storms.A Redfin report in April outlined the metros at most risk for a natural disaster, and three Ohio metros found their names on the list. Cleveland and Columbus, which is located 71 miles from Dayton, had a natural disaster ranking of 23. Cincinnati was close behind with a natural disaster ranking of 24. Cincinnati is located 54 miles from Dayton.According to the Redfin report, Columbus and Cleveland have experienced a combined 138 tornadoes. Cincinnati has 46 on record and Columbus’ 78 tornadoes were tied for second most on the list with Atlanta, Georgia, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.Those impacted by the storm also face the dangers of foreclosure. CoreLogic released a study in May that stated without proper insurance, many homeowners impacted by natural disasters such as tornadoes may be at increased risk of foreclosure. CoreLogic’s 2019 Insurance Coverage Adequacy Report reveals how underinsurance can leave an impact on the lending industry.“The disruption of a family’s regular flow of income and payments, as well as substantial loss in property value, can trigger mortgage default; especially if homeowners are underinsured and cannot afford to rebuild,” said Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic.Disruption to income from natural disasters including wildfires, tornadoes, and hurricanes can lead to mortgage defaults, and CoreLogic notes that delinquency and foreclosures typically spike in an affected area following a disaster.“The financial impact of underinsurance touches everyone; this is especially true after a catastrophic event where widespread property damage can cost billions of dollars,” CoreLogic stated in the report.The Five Star Institute will host its Disaster Preparedness Symposium on July 31 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Natural disasters impact investors, service providers, mortgage servicers, government agencies, legal professionals, lenders, property preservation companies, and—most importantly—homeowners.The 2019 Five Star Disaster Preparedness Symposium will include critical conversations on response, reaction and assistance, to ensure the industry is ready to lend the proper support the next time a natural disaster strikes.  Homes natural disaster Ohio 2019-05-28 Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago May 28, 2019 1,612 Views About Author: Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Saint Mary’s students anticipate First Year Parents’ Weekend

first_imgThis weekend, Saint Mary’s will be hosting parents from across the country as part of First Year Parents’ Weekend. The event boasts a lineup of activities intended to introduce these parents to the College community and allow them to spend time with their child in the Saint Mary’s environment.The official event kicks off Friday with registration and a welcoming reception at Reignbeaux Lounge in LeMans Hall. Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, there will be bowling, go-karting and mini-golfing at Strikes and Spares Entertainment Center in Mishawaka, which will last until noon. Then, from 2–3 p.m., there will be a “Surviving Sophomore Year” event in Carroll Auditorium, followed by a Mass in the Church of Loretto at 4 p.m. The event will be rounded out by cocktails starting at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn’s Gillespie Center, which will include a photo booth available for students and parents to use.First-year class council representative Deirdre Drinkall said she is excited to show her mom the developments that have occurred in her life at Saint Mary’s since the last time she had been to campus.“I am excited for her to meet all my new friends and to see the changes that we’ve made to the room since August,” she said. “It’s hard after having a [month-long] break to come back to school and to have her so far away in Florida, so it will be good to spend time with her.”First-year Emily Pantelleria said she is excited for the events planned, particularly since she will be able to enjoy them with her parents, which she takes as an advantage.“There [are] a bunch of activities that sound really good — like bowling and go-karting,” she said.In addition to allowing parents and first years to enjoy some quality bonding time together, first-year Anna Abel said First Year Parents’ Weekend is important because it shows Saint Mary’s off to the parents.“[The event] shows our parents our school, and [it ensures] we spend some time with them as we are getting older,” she said.Pantelleria said she is especially excited because she believes the event connects students’ parents to one another.“I think it is really important for people whose parents live farther away, for [those students] to spend time with their parents because they don’t get to visit them as often,” she said. “My parents do come down a lot, [so] they are more coming down to meet my friends’ parents, as my friends’ parents live farther away.”The event is also important to simply help keep parents connected to their children while they’re away at Saint Mary’s, and vice versa, Drinkall said.“I think it is to keep parents in the loop, and it makes them feel like they’re a part of something even though we’re so far away,” she said. “And also, it will just be a lot of fun to have [my mom] here. I miss her, definitely.”Tags: family, First Year, First Year Parents’ Weekend, parentslast_img read more

Brazil Prepares Female Contingent For UN Peacekeeping Missions

first_imgBy Taciana Moury / Diálogo November 08, 2019 The Peacekeeping Operations Internship for Women spreads knowledge on peacekeeping operations and on promoting the increase of female contingent volunteers in missions. Between September 25 and October 4, 2019, the Brazilian Navy (MB, in Portuguese) conducted the third edition of the Peacekeeping Operations Internship for Women. The course brought together 35 students, service members, and civilians at the Naval Peacekeeping Operations School (EsOpPazNav, in Portuguese), in Rio de Janeiro. The school trains MB service members who participate in peacekeeping operations of the United Nations (U.N.), or missions executed in fulfillment of MB’s international commitments.According to MB Lieutenant Commander Márcia Andrade Braga, in charge of EsOpPazNav, “in addition to lectures from female service members about their participation in U.N. missions, students also take part in practical training on the main activities service members deployed in the field carry out during missions.”Topics discussedThe Brazilian Navy’s Naval Peacekeeping Operations School received 35 women, service members and civilians, during the Peacekeeping Operations Internship for Women. (Photo: Brazilian Navy)The structure of the U.N. and peacekeeping missions; values and principles adopted by the U.N.; protection of civilians and children; the Women, Peace, and Security agenda; arms reconnaissance; and healthcare in areas of conflict were among the topics addressed during the internship.EsOpPazNav promotes the Peacekeeping Operations Internship for Women twice a year, once every semester. The first edition took place in December 2018. “Training the female contingent is crucial to increasing the number of female service members in U.N. peacekeeping missions,” Lt. Cmdr. Andrade said.According to the U.N., female presence in missions averages 4 percent, including military observers, personnel, and contingents. “The U.N.’s goal is 15 percent, which they intend to extend to 30 percent,” said Lt. Cmdr. Andrade. “It’s a struggle, but little by little the countries that send troops are beginning to prepare.”The MB officer, who was the first Brazilian to receive the U.N. Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award for her work as military gender advisor in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA, in French), in 2018 and 2019, stressed the importance of female presence in conflict areas, especially during interactions with the community.“Women help to establish a link of trust with the force deployed in the field,” said Lt. Cmdr. Andrade. “They also facilitate the understanding of special needs of women and girls, helping with their reports of sexual violence related to the conflict, a common violation in several U.N. missions.”“During my mission in MINUSCA, I tried to stay as close to the local community as possible, to understand the work of different groups and how the conflict affected each one of them”, concluded Lt. Cmdr. Andrade.last_img read more