Made In America Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

first_imgJay-Z‘s Made In America Festival is making its way back to Philadelphia for a Labor Day Weekend celebration from September 3rd-4th. The event will take place at Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway and will feature performances from Rihanna, Coldplay, Collegrove (ft. 2 Chainz & Lil’ Wayne), Chance the Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Martin Garrix, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Jamie XX, Adventure Club and more.TIDAL members get early access to tickets on Wednesday, June 22 at 10AM EST and tickets are on sale to the general public on Monday, June 27 at 10AM EST. Check out the festival website here.last_img read more

Extravagant pools on the market in Townsville

first_imgThis pool is located at 19 Cashell Crescent at Bushland Beach which is on the market for over $1M.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020REMAX agent Michele Hyde, who is marketing an award-winning property at 19 Cashell Crescent, said having a nice pool will increase the value of a house.“A lot of people are after swimming pools, even if it’s just to look at,” Ms Hyde said. Unique home with a cricket pitch in the front yard READ MORE This property is located at 15/18 High Vista Drive and is on the market for $990,000.Another show stopping pool is on the market at 15/18 High Vista Drive in Mount Louisa.For $990,000. the house, heated spa and stunning 12 metre-long pebblecrete pool could be yours.If ocean views are more your thing, the pool at 26 Waterview Drive in Bushland Beach could be what you’re looking for. Situated at the front of the property, the huge pool looks out to the water, with a stone walkway leading straight from the pool and down onto the sand. center_img This house at 71 Glenlyon Drive is on the market for $599,000“A pool undoubtedly ups the value and the overall liveability of a property.“It’s obviously not mandatory though, every buyer wants different things but they’re certainly in demand in Townsville because you can’t escape the heat in summer.” This huge pool is located on 13 Staaten Street and is up for grabs in Pimlico.REGARDLESS of the season, a good-looking swimming pool will never go out of style in Townsville — and there are currently some beauties on the market. Whether it spans the length of the house, has views over the city or boasts underwater cocktail benches, there is something for every buyer.READ MORE Beachside units for $30k last_img read more

Pieters sinks Magpies

first_imgStoke boosted their hopes of a top-10 finish and increased the pressure on Alan Pardew with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle at the Britannia Stadium. The Potters have never finished in the top 10 in the Barclays Premier League before but are now only three points behind Newcastle in ninth and four points short of their record tally of 47 points. They needed a stroke of good fortune to seal the win, though, with Erik Pieters’ 42nd-minute strike certainly intended as a cross. Press Association Steven Nzonzi tried his luck at the other end in the 26th minute with a shot from the edge of the box that was deflected over the bar by Fabricio Coloccini. Peter Odemwingie had a similar opening soon after when he was well found by Arnautovic but he miscued his shot horribly. Then in the 42nd minute Stoke made the breakthrough, Pieters floating his cross just beyond the despairing reach of Krul. It was undoubtedly tough on Newcastle, who tried to respond before the break through Chei ck Tiote but his fierce long-ranger was well held by Asmir Begovic. Like the first half, the first chance of the second period was a Crouch header from Arnautovic’s cross, but this time the striker could not quite get over the top of the ball. And Crouch threatened again in the 61st minute, this time with a header from Geoff Cameron’s deep cross, but Krul was behind it. Shawcross showed his value at the other end with a block from Mike Williamson’s goal-bound shot, leaving the Newcastle defender with head in hands. Charlie Adam entered the fray as a 66th-minute replacement for Ireland and wearing a mask to protect his nose, which he broke in four places in training this week. The Scot is due to have an operation on Monday but did not want to miss the game. And he almost made the points safe when he ran onto Arnautovic’s clever pass but pulled his shot past the far post. Begovic had been largely untroubled in the second half but Vurnon Anita spurned a great chance to equalise five minutes from time when he headed Ameobi’s cross over an empty goal. Boos from the travelling fans greeted the final whistle, with a ‘Pardew Out’ banner displayed. Newcastle have taken just 13 points from 16 games since beating nine-man Stoke at St James’ Park on Boxing Day. It was the Dutch full-back’s first goal for Stoke and his first in any competition since he played for FC Utrecht six years ago. Newcastle have now lost four successive games, conceding 12 goals and scoring none, and there were calls for Pardew’s head from the sizeable travelling support. The visitors were boosted by the return of goalkeeper Tim Krul from injury while Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross became the first player to make 200 Premier League appearances for the club. The hosts, watched by their biggest crowd of the season, have lost just twice at the Britannia Stadium in the league all campaign and they should have taken the lead in the 10th minute. The dangerous Marko Arnautovic swung over a perfect cross but leading scorer Peter Crouch headed against a post from five yards. Two minutes later it was Newcastle’s turn to miss a golden chance as Shola Amoebi’s flick found Dan Gosling in front of goal six yards out but he could only slice the ball over the bar. Most of the pressure was coming from Stoke but Ameobi and his strike partner Papiss Cisse were causing problems for the hosts. The latter wanted a penalty after going down under a clumsy challenge from Geoff Cameron but referee Mike Jones was unmoved. last_img read more

Bush Lawmakers Mull Housing Finance Past and Future

first_imgBush, Lawmakers Mull Housing Finance, Past and Future Lawmakers butted heads over their intentions for GSEs “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/kb/index?page=home and “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ at a hearing Tuesday, with Republican members of the “”Senate Banking Committee””:http://banking.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Home.Home seeking private-sector solutions while a number of Democrats called the federal government a needed buttress in housing finance. _MReport_ captured a look back by “”former President George W. Bush””:http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/georgewbush at the federal bailouts orchestrated by his administration during the financial crisis.[IMAGE]Commenting on the results of the hearing in a statement, “”Sen. Richard Shelby””:http://shelby.senate.gov/public/ (R-Alabama), a known critic of a federal role in housing finance, called any attempt to return Fannie and Freddie to the private sector “”a bold undertaking that will fundamentally reshape how this nation finances homeownership.””He faulted “”[m]isguided housing policies, pursued by the Federal Government and implemented by the GSEs,”” for their role in the financial crisis, and called on the Senate committee to “”determine whether other models of housing finance are more efficient, more sustainable and less likely to impose losses on taxpayers than the current system.””Witnesses sworn in by the committee disagreed with his assessment.Richard Green, director and chair of the “”USC Lusk Center for Real Estate””:http://www.usc.edu/schools/sppd/lusk/luskcenter/index.html at the “”University of Southern California””:http://www.usc.edu/, read from prepared testimony that “”the United States has had a history of providing guarantees”” since “”the origins of the republic.””He added that “”[i]t is in the best interest of the country to acknowledge the existence of such guarantees,”” referencing the federal conservatorship of Fannie and Freddie.””Adam Levitin””:http://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/levitin/, a law professor with “”Georgetown University Law Center””:http://www.law.georgetown.edu/, said that he would prefer an ideal situation in which “”the U.S. housing finance system [is] financed entirely with private capital.””[COLUMN_BREAK]Despite characterizing the role of government in the housing finance system as one that “”carries with it serious concerns of moral hazard and politicized underwriting,”” he said he felt “”opposed to proposals to eliminate any government guarantee from the housing finance system.””My opposition is based on practical realities, not ideological grounds,”” Levitin said, adding that privatization proposals for the housing finance system “”don’t work.””In a past interview, “”Alex Pollock””:http://www.aei.org/scholar/88, resident fellow with the “”American Enterprise Institute””:http://www.aei.org/home and former president of the “”Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago””:http://www.fhlbc.com/fhlbc/contactus.asp, advocated for a three-part solution to the federal conservatorship of the GSEs.The strategy he proposes: outline a five-year transition process that alternately privatizes, continues to federally conserve, and liquidates trusts and government-guaranteed debt associated with the GSEs.Such a strategy would return the GSEs to private models that “”might be successful or might go broke like any company,”” he told _MReport_, with government-subsidized elements of the company falling under new management at “”HUD””:http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD.Ideas for the GSEs continue to float in circles around the country following an unprecedented expansion of federal support during the financial crisis, which came to include billions of dollars in rescue funds for Fannie and Freddie.Bush explored his decisions to curtail the financial catastrophe with an audience of hundreds of mortgage industry professionals at the “”Five Star Default Servicing Conference and Expo””:http://www.thefivestar.com/fsc-2011/, currently underway at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, where he delivered the keynote address.The former president called the federal buy-up of bank assets under his administration “”a painful decision”” he made in spite of his belief in a restricted role for the government. Controversy arose for his administration when federal officials signed off the decision to shore up the GSEs, bail out financial institutions in danger of bankruptcy, and offer relief programs for underwater homeowners.Comparing himself to “”the captain of a sinking ship”” at the height of the financial crisis, Bush said that he didn’t “”want to gamble with the future”” of the country.He recounted conversations with “”Federal Reserve””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/default.htm chairman “”Ben Bernanke””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/bios/board/bernanke.htm and then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who counseled the president to intervene in the markets or “”face a depression as great as the Great Depression.””[Note: “”The Five Star Institute””:http://thefivestar.com/ is the parent company of _MReport_.] September 13, 2011 459 Views Sharecenter_img Agents & Brokers American Enterprise Institute Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Housing Affordability HUD Investment Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Mortgage-Backed Securities Processing Service Providers 2011-09-13 Ryan Schuette in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicinglast_img read more