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Tagged with: Morgan Stanley New York Attorney General Settlements Subprime Loans Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Report: Morgan Stanley in Settlement Talks with New York AG Over Subprime Loans Related Articles March 2, 2015 866 Views Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 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. Investment firm Morgan Stanley is currently negotiating a possible settlement with the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over the mishandling of subprime mortgage loans in the run-up to the housing market crash and financial crisis, according to multiple media reports.According to a regulatory filing from Morgan Stanley, the New York AG said on January 13 that it planned to file a lawsuit against the investment firm under the Martin Act, a New York law that allows the state’s AG to file such suits with regards to financial fraud. The suit in this case is over alleged omissions of material information for 30 subprime securitizations on the part of Morgan Stanley, calling into question the investment firm’s due diligence, underwriting, and valuation processes, according to reports.A spokesperson from Schneiderman’s office, when reached by email, declined to comment on the lawsuit or the possibility of a settlement. According to Morgan Stanley’s regulatory filing, the investment firm disagrees with the allegations and has presented Schneiderman’s office with defenses, the reports said.The settlement talks with the New York AG are separate from an agreement Morgan Stanley made last week with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay $2.6 billion to resolve similar claims the handling of residential mortgage-backed securities.Morgan Stanley, a worldwide investment firm that is headquartered in New York, has had ongoing legal troubles in the last year with regards to its sales of RMBS prior to the financial crisis, resulting in a series of settlements totaling hundreds of millions.In mid-February, Morgan Stanley made a motion in the New York Supreme Court to dismiss two lawsuits filed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) accusing the firm of failing to buy back $2.5 billion worth of faulty residential mortgage-backed securities.In February 2014, the firm settled a separate lawsuit filed by FHFA for $1.25 billion over the selling of faulty RMBS to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the run-up to the financial crisis. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Report: Morgan Stanley in Settlement Talks with New York AG Over Subprime Loans Previous: Analysts: Mortgage Market Can Handle Twice As Much Default Risk Next: Treasury Official Says Administration is ‘Ready, Willing, and Able’ to Talk Housing Finance Reform The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Morgan Stanley New York Attorney General Settlements Subprime Loans 2015-03-02 Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribe
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Sudden commencements (SCs) are rapid increases in the northward component of the surface geomagnetic field, related to sharp increases in the dynamic pressure of the solar wind. Large rates of change of the geomagnetic field can induce damaging currents in ground power networks. In this work, the effect of SCs on the (one minute) rate of change of the surface magnetic field (R) at three UK stations is investigated. The distributions of R during SCs are shifted to higher values than the data set as a whole. Rates of change greater than 10 nTmin‐1 are 30‐100 times more likely during SCs, though less than 8% of the most extreme R (≥ 99.99th percentile) are observed during SCs. SCs may also precede geomagnetic storms, another potential source of large R. We find that the probability of observing large R is greatly enhanced for three days following an SC. In the 24 hours following an SC it is 10 times more likely than at any given time to observe rates of change between 10 and several hundred nTmin‐1. Additionally, between 90 and 94% of data (depending on station) above the 99.97th percentile is recorded within three days of an SC. All values of R ≥ 200 nTmin‐1 in the UK have been observed within three days of an SC. These results suggest that accurately predicting sudden commencements is critically important to identify intervals during which power networks at similar geomagnetic latitudes to the UK are at risk from large GICs.
Maltster Muntons has secured £25,000-worth of fun-ding through the Home Grown Cereals Authority’s Enterprise Awards to enable it to export malted wholegrain flakes to the US market.Stowmarket-based Muntons’ export sales manager Clive Bole said: “This is an exciting move for us because, with these wholegrain flakes, we are launching a totally new product into the US bakery market. We are confident that their health benefits will make them a popular choice with the North American consumer.” Meanwhile, chairman of HGCA’s market development committee Julian Gibbons said: “Muntons has identified a gap in the US bakery market for their flakes, and will be ope-ning up new export opportunities as a result.”
At bilateral defence and security equipment talks in London this week, the two nations agreed to re-double efforts to identify mutual defence and security capability needs and collaborate on solutions.Air Marshal Richard Knighton signed the Defence Equipment Memorandum on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence, while Shri Barun Mitra, Additional Secretary Defence Production at the Ministry of Defence, signed on behalf of the Indian Government.Defence Minister Stuart Andrew said: As major world economies, Britain and India both have a proud global maritime history, with impressive futures ahead.The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding underpins the collaboration between our two nations, building on our defence ties, and ensuring our nations are able to combat emerging threats for generations to come. I am delighted that the Ministries of Defence of India and the United Kingdom have signed this Memorandum of Understanding.This agreement will help us develop closer, mutually beneficial relationships between our respective defence and security industries. The agreement, which marks a step change in India and United Kingdom’s defence relationship, comes after a visit by India’s chief of naval staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, to HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth last month. It also follows HMS Dragon’s visit to Goa in December last year, where the ship took part in the longstanding naval exercise, The Konkan Series.By collaborating and exploiting procurement opportunities together, both nations will be able to benefit from technological and manufacturing capabilities and support long-term cooperation between their defence and security industries.In addition to the bilateral talks this week, UK and Indian industry met to discuss how they would forge deeper and broader partnerships to contribute to these efforts.Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion Baroness Fairhead said:
Marks and Spencer (M&S) food business has reported like-for-like sales are up 1%. The retailer said its “specialist position” in the food market meant it continued to be set apart from other competition. Food H1 sales overall were up 3.6% for the 26 weeks ended 27 September 2014. It also said it expected its food business to continue to outperform the market with 50 more new Simply Food stores planned over the next three years, up to a total of 200 from 150 as previously indicated.The company said: “We launched over 1,000 new lines in the first half of the year including our new ‘Taste’ range of prepared meals as well as new categories such as frozen meals. At the same time, we continue to highlight the great value we offer on everyday essentials in our ‘Simply M&S’ range of c.700 lines, all of which are competitively priced but with added M&S quality.”It also said it will focus on developing “top-quality” ranges with competitive prices that were also fair to farmers.It admitted that market conditions will continue to be challenging, but was confident it would be ready for the key Christmas trading period.Marc Bolland, chief executive, outlined his plans to focus on the continued growth of M&S food. He said: “M&S delivered sales growth and increased profit in the first half despite a tough market, particularly in September. We are pleased with the progress we have made against our key priorities for the year: GM gross margin, improving womenswear, driving food growth and cash generation.”Overall, the retailer showed strong cash generation, with EBITDA at £578.8m, up £37.7m.
In late September, Avelar supervised the biggest drug incineration in Brasília’s history. Nearly three tons of crack, cocaine, marijuana, ecstacy, LSD and hashish confiscated by police in the previous 12 months went up in smoke. The bonfire was part of Drug Use Prevention Week. In October, Avelar coordinated a forum on fighting crack for Brazil’s security forces as well as the ministries of social development, education, sports, health and justice. Agnelo Queiroz, governor of the Federal District, said in a press release that since September — with the launch of Operation Zero Tolerance — “police and military forces have apprehended more than 1,000 people in three administrative regions: Brasília, Ceilandia and Taguatinga. Since Queiroz took office just over a year ago, 600 military police have been hired, with a total of 1,300 new officers expected to be on the streets by this December. In addition, the Operational Air Force Battalion has obtained two new helicopters, while six police buses have been equipped with Mobile Commando technology. Queiroz said the Federal District has invested more than R$40 million (about $22 million) in police and firefighting operations. The Federal District encompasses 24 administrative regions including Brasília itself. Arthur Maranhão Costa, coordinator of the University of Brasília’s Center for Studies on Violence and Security, said “these regions are better understood as neighborhoods since they don’t have elected mayors and vote for the district’s governor.” Costa has written extensively about violence in the Federal District, and in 2004 published a study on police reforms in Rio de Janeiro and New York. Brazil leads the world in murders “Up until the 1990s, violence in Brazil was concentrated in heavily populated places like São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro or Pernambuco,” said Julio Jacobo Waiselfisz, who’s served as research director at the Sangari Institute since 1980. “But then, cities in the interior began offering fiscal incentives to lure investment and low-wage workers attracted by the relative economic stability. Over time, they became perfect targets for the drug market and a rise in crime.” In 1999, then-President Fernando Henrique Cardoso and José Gregori, then-minister of human rights, created the National Plan for Public Security [Plano Nacional de Segurança Pública], known today as the National Citizenship Security Plan [Plano de Segurança Nacional con Cidadania], or Pronasci. “One of the main objectives of this plan is to effectively combat the two problems of organized crime and drug trafficking, which are frequently inseparable,” stated the 2000 decree that established Pronasci. “Criminal organizations have economic power and the capacity of corrupting society, constituting a serious threat to our democratic institutions.” Under Pronasci, authorities have implemented various new strategies such as Operation Zero Tolerance and War on Crack. BRASÍLIA — Streets where you don’t walk at night. Places where you don’t park your car. Whole areas where security forces are invisible. Throughout Brazil’s carefully planned capital city, families no longer feel safe in their own homes, and electric fences and other expensive anti-crime technologies have been sprouting up in suburban neighborhoods. That’s because criminal activity traditionally associated with Brazil’s megacities — such as homicides, kidnappings, robberies, public assaults and drug trafficking — has in recent years spread from major metropolitan areas to smaller cities hundreds of kilometers from the coast. Between 1998 and 2008, the number of homicides in Brazil jumped from 41,950 to 50,113, representing an increase of 17.8 percent, according to the Violence Map 2011: Youth of Brazil. The map was produced by the Sangari Institute, a São Paulo-based think tank, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice. Violence in the Federal District These so-called “satellite cities” have very high homicide rates, but those rates haven’t varied much in the past two decades. What has drastically changed for the worse is the region’s outlying vicinity; today the Federal District ranks sixth in homicides among Brazil’s states, according to the Violence Map. Sandro Avelar, the Federal District’s new secretary of public security, said that fighting drug trafficking is his top priority, partly because an increase in the local supply of crack has caused crime to skyrocket. Drugs moving inland Despite government measures being taken to crack down on crime and guarantee public safety, Brazil remains one of the most violent countries in Latin America. In 2011, according to the UNODC study, Brazil — population 195 million — ranked first worldwide in total number of homicides (43,909), edging out even India, which last year reported 40,752 murders despite its vastly larger population of more than one billion. One reason for this is Brazil’s proximity to drug-producing countries like Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. Another is the culture of violence which the region has endured for more than half a century. “It is not the weapon that kills, but the man — and we need to end this culture of extermination now that we have the chance,” said Sangari’s Weiselfeiz. “The best tools are education programs directed at teenagers and young adults, who are the ones most affected by violence.” By Dialogo December 05, 2011 Burning drugs in Brasília
By Francisco Pereira/Diálogo August 11, 2016 The Ministers of Defense of Peru, Jakke Valakivi, and Paraguay, Diógenes Martínez, visited the Peruvian Army Headquarters in Lima, on June 27th to sign an Inter-institutional Cooperation Agreement on matters of Security and Defense between the two countries’ Armed Forces, with the intention of strengthening bilateral cooperation in both these areas over the next three years. The meeting was also attended by the general commanders of the Peruvian Army, Navy and Air Force, and the Paraguayan Ambassador to Peru, Júlio Duarte Van Humberk. The idea is that this agreement will enable greater interaction between the two countries on common concerns like combating drug trafficking, smuggling and gunrunning. In their speeches, both ministers stated their desire to strengthen the friendly ties that have characterized historic relations between Paraguay and Peru, convinced that mutual understanding and sharing experiences will foment greater cooperation, peace, and international stability. In an interview with Diálogo, Minister Valakivi Alvarez emphasized the importance of ensuring cooperation between these nations, with the objective of “strengthening the ties between the two countries that historically bind Peru and Paraguay.” Along these same lines, Minister Martínez also reaffirmed that the bilateral relations between these South American countries will be reinforced. Subsequently, the Paraguayan minister listened to a detailed description from the Head of the Joint Command of Peru’s Armed Forces, Admiral Jorge Moscoso, regarding the struggle fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, and other threats, focusing on the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro River Valley, in a zone known as the VRAEM in Peru. Minister Valakivi gave a presentation at Army Headquarters for his Paraguayan peers on the initiatives being undertaken to ensure multinational security in remote border zones, in particular in the VRAEM, and he spoke about the digital capacity the country now has by having acquired a new satellite, monitored by the new National Center of Satellite Image Operations (CNOIS). The main point of the meeting focused on technical aerospace cooperation between the two countries. The government of Paraguay has stated its interest in cooperating with Peru at a technical level, with regard to operation of the latter’s satellite, in order to monitor its borders in the fight against cross-border smuggling and drug trafficking. Peru is a founding member of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO), which promotes collaboration programs among the various nations, establishing a basis for cooperation on specific applications of space technology and science. Minister Valakivi noted that the new center is very modern and follows the latest international technology standards, with highly-skilled professionals who received training abroad. He said that this infrastructure, which Peru previously lacked, will now be shared with neighboring countries through cooperation agreements. Perusat-1 is one of the most modern and powerful satellites in Latin America. This satellite is expected to be brought on line in September this year, enabling high-resolution images to be captured from space for a range of purposes, including the environment, borders, agriculture and fishing. The satellite’s resolution capacity is 0.7 meters, the most powerful in the region to date, which will help in identifying a range of different objects on the Earth’s surface with greater accuracy. The images taken will be both panchromatic (black and white) and multispectral (color). Minister Martínez did not deny that his government has been working hard to make this technical space cooperation between the two nations a reality in the years to come. Signing this agreement makes space cooperation between the countries a reality for combatting drug trafficking on their borders, a common concern. Minister Valakivi also highlighted in his presentation that this is a strategic project that places the country at the vanguard of Latin America, because the land station will have the function of operating the Peruvian satellite’s command and control, as well as obtaining images from other complementary satellites in the region and from other continents. With the construction of the CNOIS, Minister Valakivi says that the station “will enable our country to have satellite technology independence, with the goal of planning, ordering, supporting, controlling and developing applications for different sectors and for matters like natural disaster prevention and relief efforts, territorial planning, natural resources, national and regional security and technical cooperation with neighboring countries, among other projects.”
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Have you ever lost a $20 bill? It’s frustrating. You work hard for that money! Now, imagine losing $26 billion – roughly 1.3 billion of those bills – in one year. That’s the total financial loss attributed to identity theft in 2014 – 35 percent of which stemmed not from credit card fraud, but from existing bank accounts.Is this something that should worry credit unions? Yes. Is there a way to mitigate these losses? Also, yes. Financial institutions should always remain vigilant when it comes to fraud prevention, but there are ways to efficiently manage the process – most notably, with a real-time deposit fraud protection service.Real-time fraud protection services, such as Early Warning Deposit Chek, issue instant alerts – at the time of deposit – on checks that carry return risk. Alerts rate the level of risk and identify the reason for flagging an item, such as recent NSF history, stop-payments, closed accounts and lost or stolen checks.How can real-time protection services benefit credit unions? continue reading »