Bobby Cannavale to Lead Rock ‘N’ Roll HBO Series

first_img View Comments Star Files It’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll but Bobby Cannavale likes it! The Emmy winner and two-time Tony nominee’s previously reported Rock ‘n’ Roll TV pilot has been picked up to series by HBO. Executive produced by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, the currently untitled hour-long drama is set in 1970s New York, and will explore the drug and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.Cannavale will play Richie Finestra, the founder and president of a top-tier record label (American Century Records) with a great ear for discovering talent, who undergoes a crisis of character when confronted with a life-altering decision. The cast will also include Olivia Wilde as Devon Finestra, Richie’s wife, along with Broadway alum Max Casella, Ray Romano, Juno Temple, James Jagger, Jack Quaid, Birgitte Sorenson, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie and Bo Dietl.Cannavale will soon be seen on the big screen in the Annie musical. He won an Emmy Award for his role on Will & Grace and received two 2013 Emmy nods for his work on Boardwalk Empire and Nurse Jackie. A two-time Tony nominee for his performances in Mauritius and The Motherf**ker with the Hat, his other Broadway credits include Glengarry Glen Ross and The Big Knife.center_img Bobby Cannavalelast_img read more

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US foreclosure inventory rising for sixth consecutive month, Vermont still best in the East

first_imgWith the Mountain West in the strongest position, Vermont continues to have the lowest foreclosure rate east of the Mississippi. However, Vermont’s foreclosure and delinquency percentages both rose in December from November (2.9 percent to 3 percent and 8.1 percent to 8.3 percent respectively, see table below).The December 2010 Mortgage Monitor report released by Lender Processing Services, Inc (NYSE: LPS) shows a continued increase in the inventory of foreclosed mortgages in the United States as more loans advance through the default process. The number of newly delinquent loans declined during 2010, helping push overall delinquent inventories down 18 percent for the year. The volume of loans moving to REO (real estate owned by lenders – repossessed) remains extremely low as moratoria and process reviews continue, further pressuring foreclosure inventories.â ¢ Delinquency rates are down across all products with an 18% overall decline since the start of 2010 as more loans entered foreclosure and new delinquencies declined.â ¢ Foreclosure inventory increases (up almost 10% during 2010) are being driven both by elevated levels of foreclosure starts as well as a very limited amount of foreclosure sale activity.â ¢ There is a diminishing share of ‘first-time’ foreclosures, over 30% of foreclosure starts have been in foreclosure previously.â ¢ Foreclosure sale activity remains extremely subdued as process reviews and moratoria continue to limit out-flows into REO.â ¢ Seasonal trends were reversed as newly delinquent loan rates continue to improve.â ¢ Refinance activity remains strong and loan originations are at 2010 highs with the government still supporting 95% of all originations. While the 90-days+ delinquency category has declined, the number of loans moving to seriously delinquent status beyond 90 days still far outpaced the number of foreclosure starts. Just over 2.1 million loans are 90 days or more delinquent but not yet in foreclosure, with nearly 6.9 million loans in some stage of delinquency or foreclosure. The total number of delinquent loans is nearly twice as high as historical averages – and foreclosure inventory is currently 7.8 times higher than historical averages and is rising. The report also shows that over one-third of borrowers with loans that are 90 days or more delinquent have not made a payment in over a year. Self-cures for loans one-to-two months delinquent declined slightly in December, and late-stage cures, usually related to modification activity, continue to decline. In December, 259,518 loans were referred to foreclosure, which represents a 0.6 percent month-over-month decline. Origination activity continues to increase with new production in November reaching 2010 highs. While FHA originations have declined, the share of agency loans increased, and 95 percent of all new issuance remains government supported. As reported in LPS’ First Look release, other key results from LPS’ latest Mortgage Monitor report include: Total U.S. loan delinquency rate: 8.83 percent Total U.S. foreclosure inventory rate: 4.15 percent Total U.S. non-current* loan rate: 12.98 percent States with most non-current* loans: Florida, Nevada, Mississippi, Georgia, New Jersey States with fewest non-current* loans: North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana *Non-current totals combine foreclosures and delinquencies as a percent of active loans in that state. Note: Totals based on LPS Applied Analytics’ loan-level database of mortgage assets and are extrapolated to represent the industry. About the Mortgage Monitor LPS manages the nation’s leading repository of loan-level residential mortgage data and performance information on nearly 40 million loans across the spectrum of credit products. The company’s research experts carefully analyze this data to produce a summary supplemented by dozens of charts and graphs that reflect trend and point-in-time observations for LPS’ monthly Mortgage Monitor Report. To review the full report, visit http://www.lpsvcs.com/NEWSROOM/INDUSTRYDATA/Pages/default.aspx(link is external). Source: LPS. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February 8, 2011 About Lender Processing Services Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) is a leading provider of integrated technology, services and mortgage performance data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries. LPS offers solutions that span the mortgage continuum, including lead generation, origination, servicing, workflow automation (Desktop®), portfolio retention and default, augmented by the company’s award-winning customer support and professional services. Approximately 50 percent of all U.S. mortgages by dollar volume are serviced using LPS’ Mortgage Servicing Package (MSP). LPS also offers proprietary mortgage and real estate data and analytics for the mortgage and capital markets industries. For more information about LPS, visit www.lpsvcs.com(link is external).last_img read more

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Property taxes and good faith

first_imgNAFCU’s first Virtual Regulatory Compliance School runs from July 28th through August 6th, so for today’s blog we will look at one of the topics covered at school: the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule (TRID). Interest rates for mortgage loans have been at historic lows this summer, and so I decided to investigate refinancing my mortgage loan. I received the loan estimate within three business days of submitting the loan application as required by section 1026.19(e)(1)(iii) of Regulation Z. I then received the closing disclosure more than three business days before the closing and consummation of the loan as required by section 1026.19(f)(1)(ii)(A). But something looked amiss. The closing disclosure indicated that I needed to bring an additional $2,000 cash to close the loan. After reviewing both documents, it became evident that the discrepancy was because the lender did not disclose anything on the loan estimate for property taxes but then included $2,000 for property taxes on the closing disclosure. Upon seeing the difference, my first question was whether this was permissible under TRID.TRID TolerancesThe NAFCU Compliance Blog has previously addressed the issue of tolerances for settlement costs under TRID. Section 1026.19(e)(1)(i) requires credit unions to provide good faith estimates in the loan estimate, and section 1026.19(e)(3) explains what constitutes good faith with respect to estimate closing costs. The general rule under section 1026.19(e)(3)(i) is that a closing cost disclosed in the loan estimate is in good faith if the charge ultimately imposed upon the borrower is not greater than what was disclosed in the loan estimate. The rule permits three exceptions to this general rule:The total amount of recording fees and closing costs imposed upon the borrower for third-party settlement services a borrower can shop for can be greater than what was disclosed on the loan estimate up to a 10% threshold; ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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The Broome County Regional Farmer’s Market adapts amid coronavirus crisis

first_imgTOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — The Broome County Regional Farmer’s Market says they are adapting to the coronavirus crisis while remaining committed to providing an outlet for local farmers. Organizers say farmer’s markets are considered essential by New York State, but they have been forced to make significant changes to normal operations. This includes eliminating non-essential vendors and moving some tents outside the main building. For more coverage of the coronavirus, click here. Organizers told 12 News that the Farmer’s Market will continue to adapt to ensure farmers will still have a place to sell their goods. center_img “If we were shut down right now they’d be dumping all of their vegetables and crops because they aren’t in line with the grocery industry, the grocery industry isn’t equipped to take food from small vendors,” said Victoria Giarratano. Organizers say as the weather improves they will be able to move more and more vendors outside to promote more social distancing. last_img read more

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Once bitten, forever smitten?

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Chaos in the Caribbean as ports turn away cruises on virus fears

first_img“We believe that this was as a result of a small number of influenza-like cases on board,” the company said.Meanwhile, passengers aboard the MSC Meraviglia were awaiting test results in Cozumel, Mexico, after their ship was barred from docking in Jamaica and Grand Cayman.The episodes underscore the heightened concern of public officials over coronavirus following confirmed cases on a ship in Asia. Previously, vessels had been turned away or quarantined in Asia and Europe, but the new incidents strike closer to home for US and Latin American authorities and threaten the US industry’s core market of the Caribbean.The largest US-based operators — Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. — have lost about $31 billion in market value in about six weeks. Shares of Carnival, the industry giant, closed at their lowest in more than six years on Thursday. MSC Cruises, which operates the Meraviglia, is closely held, and Fred. Olsen is part of a larger company. The Dominican Republic turned away a cruise ship with about 1,500 people on board Thursday, the latest such episode as coronavirus concerns spread to tourist meccas in the Caribbean.Local officials there refused to let passengers leave the Braemar Thursday after learning that some aboard the ship, operated by Bonheur ASA’s Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, were under observation for flu, cough and respiratory problems.The company said no guests or crew had shown symptoms consistent with coronavirus, and that the move was an “overreaction.” A performer demonstrates on a iFly Holdings LLC body flying tunnel on The Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s cruise line brand Royal Caribbean International (RCI), as the ship sits berthed at the Marina Bay Cruise Center in Singapore, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. For the better part of a decade, wealthy Chinese tourists have been on a feeding frenzy for luxury brands, casinos and cruise lines. As a result, China became the world’s biggest spender in international tourism in 2012, according to data from the World Tourism Organization, a United Nations agency. ( Bloomberg/Bryan van der Beek)Risks come homeFrom the outset, cruise companies began to dial back their exposure in Asia, where the industry had a small but growing presence. But the spread to Europe — and the risk to the Americas — poses a greater risk to the companies, especially during what is typically peak booking season.In Cozumel, health officials were awaiting test results for a crew member and a passenger aboard the Meraviglia. The ship sailed for Cozumel after it was turned away in Jamaica and Grand Cayman.MSC Cruises said the ship would remain in Cozumel until results come in and was optimistic guests would be able to disembark on Friday for tourist activities.For a time Wednesday it was unclear whether the government would allow the ship to moor.MSC Cruises said it received “formal and final authorization” to dock. But overnight, state Governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez of Quintana Roo, where Cozumel is located, contradicted the company, saying no authorization would be given until after a health review.A Royal Caribbean cruise ship sits docked at Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. ( Bloomberg/Christopher Occhicone)Welcome homeIn Miami, where the MSC Cruise originated, Port Director Juan Kuryla said at a press conference Thursday that the ship was welcome back based on current information.Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador also weighed in Thursday, reiterating that the ship could dock but saying an inspection was called for.“We’re permitting it to dock, and there may be a disembarking of those on the ship,” Lopez Obrador said at his morning press conference in Mexico City. “We gave instructions for an inspection to be done and that they be allowed to arrive and stay. We can’t act with discrimination.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Szczesny seals Roma loan switch

first_img “I already know the faces and the names of my new team-mates and I’m hoping to get settled here quickly.” Szczesny, who lost his place to Colombia stopper Ospina shortly after shipping two goals in a 2-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day, also hit the headlines for reportedly smoking in the showers after that game. Manager Arsene Wenger insists the former Legia Warsaw keeper has a future in north London. “I personally rate him highly – you do not take a boy and put him in the first team at the age of 20,” he said last week, before the loan was confirmed. “He already has huge experience. I don’t want that experience at such a young age to be wasted.” However, the capture of Champions League-winning Cech following his 11 successful years at Chelsea meant Szczesny was unlikely to have much hope of reclaiming the number one jersey this coming season. . Wenger added: “How much can he grow with Petr Cech next to him, who is happy to share his huge experience, and how much mentally will he be able to live with the fact that he doesn’t play regularly? “It is a position that, if you are number two or three, it is more difficult.” The 25-year-old Poland international was limited to 17 Barclays Premier League appearances for the Gunners last season, with David Ospina gradually wresting control of the gloves at the Emirates Stadium, and the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea has increased competition further. Szczesny told asroma.it: “I’ve come here to win matches and trophies with Roma and I think the team are strong enough to do that. I think there’s great potential here. Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has joined Serie A title hopefuls Roma on a season-long loan deal. Press Association Szczesny will compete for a spot between the sticks at the Stadio Olimpico with former Italy international Morgan De Sanctis, while veteran Romanian keeper Bogdan Lobont is also part of the Giallorossi squad. Roma have twice finished as runners-up to Juventus under head coach Rudi Garcia – last season began with a run of five straight league victories but ended with the Bianconeri sitting 17 points clear at the top of the table. Szczesny said on the Roma website that he had chosen the Italians over a number of other offers as he was keen to keep playing in the Champions League. “It was a no-brainer for me,” he said. “Once the offer from Roma came in, I spoke to Arsene Wenger and he told me it would be a fantastic move for me to join Roma and play in the Champions League, fight for the Serie A title and try and improve the squad. “I then spoke to Walter Sabatini and made my decision very quickly. I think it’s a great opportunity for me to gain valuable experience as a young goalkeeper but also to try and help the team.” Szczesny acknowledged his troubles with the Gunners last season, but said he was confident he could make a positive impact in Serie A. “I believe I’m able to win points for the team,” he said. “I think that when you look at a goalkeeper over a season, you want to see how many points you’ve won for the team and how many mistakes you’ve made. “You add them all up and you hope that your goalkeeper has won points for the team. I had a difficult time last year – I’m the first person to admit that. I didn’t have the best of seasons, that’s why things have turned out the way they have, but I’m grateful because it gives me the opportunity to join Roma this season. “I believe if I work hard – and with the help of the coaches – I’ll be able to help the team improve from last season and hopefully challenge for the title.” last_img read more

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Kangaroo Loose in Fort Lauderdale Apprehended by Police

first_imgCrikey! Police apprehended a kangaroo that was on the loose Thursday morning in Fort Lauderdale.Residents living near North Andrews Avenue and 13th Street reported seeing a runaway kangaroo hopping through their neighborhood.Fort Lauderdale police officers arrived and, with the help of wildlife officers, were able to leash the kangaroo and guide the animal into the back of a police cruiser.Police safely captured the kangaroo, but the marsupial avoided a trip to the slammer. Instead, the Australian tourist was taken to the South Florida Wildlife Center.Who caught a glimpse of #FLPD’s newest mate hoping through our community this morning? Officers in District 2 worked together to safely capture this kangaroo and turn it over to the South Florida Wildlife Center. pic.twitter.com/y4rZ5QQApS— Fort Lauderdale Police (@FLPD411) July 16, 2020last_img read more

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Pakistan Cricket Board charges Umar Akmal for breaching anti-corruption code

first_imgISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board has charged middle-order batsman Umar Akmal for breaching its anti-corruption code.Akmal was suspended last month’s hours before the start of the Pakistan Super League Twenty20 tournament when he was due to compete for Quetta Gladiators at Karachi.The code stipulates that players have to disclose to the PCB’s vigilance and security department full details of any approaches or invitations they have received.The Pakistan Cricket Board says Akmal was served the notice of charge last Tuesday and has until March 31 to respond in writing.If found guilty, Akmal could be banned from all forms of cricket for anywhere between six months and life.Akmal was sent home from England in 2017 when he failed a fitness test before the Champions Trophy that Pakistan won.The 29-year-old Akmal made a century in his debut Test against New Zealand in 2009 but has played only 16 Tests, scoring 1,003 runs. His last Test match was against Zimbabwe in 2011. In white-ball cricket, Akmal has played 121 ODIs and 84 Twenty20 matches. He was recalled last year for the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka in Lahore, but didn’t score in the first two games and was dropped. AgenciesAlso Read: PCB says all 128 coronavirus tests conducted in PSL came negativeAlso Watch: Veterinary College in Guwahati creates hand sanitizers to fight the shortage of Sanitizers in Assamlast_img read more

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Defending female champs knocked out of Rupununi FA Champions League

first_imgNEW female champions would be crowned in the 2019 version of the Rupununi Football Association Champions League after the defending champions, Gladiators Football Club, suffered an exit in the quarterfinals. In the latest round of the competition over the holiday weekend, Paiwomak Warriors edged out the Gladiators 3-2 in the return leg of a final-eight battle to win on an aggregate score of 5-3.When the rivals battled in the opening leg of the quarterfinal, Warriors emerged with a 2-1 win.Flash FC also advanced to the female semi-finals after defeating Kanuku Harpies in their home-and-away battle.In the second leg of the male quarterfinals, Romario Jose and Frankie Parks found the back of the net in the 28th and 87th minutes respectively to carry Guyana Rush Saints to a 2-0 win over Strikers FC. The two teams had battled to a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their clash.Meanwhile Jaguars Football Club won their return leg clash (2-1), but not by a big enough margin, which resulted their exit from the competition.The Kanuku Harpies males had won their opening leg by a score of 4-2, which left the aggregate score after both games at 5-4 in the favour of Harpies.Guyana Rush Saints (females), Strikers FC (females), Paiwomak Warriors (males) and defending male champions Tabatinga FC had qualified for the semi-finals, the weekend before.last_img read more

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