Governor Wolf Proclaims Equal Pay Day in Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Press Release,  Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – With today symbolizing how far into the year women must work to earn the same as men earned in 2017, Governor Tom Wolf declared today to be Equal Pay Day in Pennsylvania.“It should be unacceptable to all of us that women do the same job and make the same contributions as men but make 20 percent less,” Governor Wolf said. “For women of color, the gap is even larger. Over a 40-year career, pay disparity can cost a woman $400,000, harming her standard of living and negatively affecting her retirement security.“Equal pay for equal work is fundamental to Pennsylvania’s economy and the core of who we are as a commonwealth. We cannot wait any longer. We must level the playing field so that all workers get a fair wage for their work, both for the women of today and for future generations.”You can view the full proclamation here. Governor Wolf Proclaims Equal Pay Day in Pennsylvaniacenter_img April 10, 2018last_img read more

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger upbeat about Jack Wilshere’s Euro 2016 chances

first_imgArsene Wenger has revealed he has reassured England boss Roy Hodgson that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be fit and ready to go at this summer’s European Championship. The 24-year-old has not played for the Gunners this season having suffered a broken leg on the eve of the new campaign. Wilshere has endured a torrid time with injuries over the previous three years, with a number of ankle issues keeping him largely on the sidelines. But Wenger, speaking ahead of the Arsenal’s Barclays Premier League clash with Southampton on Tuesday night, played down suggestions Wilshere has suffered a setback in his recovery and has spoken to Hodgson about a player both managers admire greatly. “No. That is the wrong information,” Wenger replied when asked about a potential delay in Wilshere’s return. “He is looking good. I had a short chat with Roy Hodgson about him and reassured him that he is progressing well. I’m cautious but I will say (he will be back in) four weeks.” Even if Wilshere returns at the end of February, he faces an uphill challenge to be both fit and in-form in time for England’s opening Euro 2016 clash against Russia on June 11, with friendlies against Germany and Holland coming in March. His Arsenal and England colleague Danny Welbeck is in a similar position, as is Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge – but the trio are likely to be afforded as much time as possible to prove their fitness. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Defending champ Schauffele leads US PGA Tournament of Champions

first_imgREAD | Kelly Scores 18 To Lift Quinnipiac Past Marist 63-58After birdies on the front nine’s two par-fives, the fifth and ninth, Schauffele rolled in a 12-footer at the 13th and buried another from 12 feet to take a share of the lead at 16. He drained a seven-footer at the par-five 18th to grab sole possession of the lead from Reed — whose 66 matched Niemann’s first-round effort as low round of the tournament. Reed had jump-started his round with a 41-foot birdie putt at the fourth and followed up with a two-foot birdie at the next before rolling in three birdies in a row at the eighth, ninth and 10th.READ | Lillard, McCollum Lead Trail Blazers Past Wizards, 122-103Clearer planAnother brace of birdies at 13 and 14 was followed by his lone bogey of the day at 15, but he pulled a shot back with a birdie at 17. Reed said a triple-bogey at the seventh hole on Thursday had galvanized him. “Coming out today, I kind of had a clearer plan of what I needed to do to fix my golf swing for today. Next thing you know, I started hitting the ball better and started making putts.”Reed was at the center of a rules controversy at the Tiger Woods-hosted Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas in December, where he was penalized after taking practice swings that moved some sand in a bunker. Although partisan fans at the Presidents Cup in Australia heckled him mercilessly over the affair, Reed delivered a Sunday singles win to help the United States beat the International Team in the match-play showdown at Royal Melbourne. After some time to reflect, Reed said he had fond memories of the trip Down Under. “(I) just absolutely enjoy going to battle,” he said. “Fans were hostile, which you would expect, but I would never have missed it.”READ | Magic Turn Back Cold-shooting Heat, 105-85 WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India Last Updated: 4th January, 2020 12:38 IST Defending Champ Schauffele Leads US PGA Tournament Of Champions Defending champion Xander Schauffele defied gusting winds and sometimes driving rain on Friday, firing a five-under-par 68 to take a one-stroke halfway lead Play was halted twice — with players remaining on the course — when heavy downpours left standing water on the course.”I wasn’t really thinking about my score just because I was trying to stay as dry and warm as possible,” Schauffele said.”I got kind of frustrated early in the round, I was missing a few putts here and there. It was windy, the ball was moving on the greens.”My attitude was a little iffy, I’d say, at times. Once the monsoon came through it was kind of a nice time for me to relax and let it pass.” COMMENT Defending champion Xander Schauffele defied gusting winds and sometimes driving rain on Friday, firing a five-under-par 68 to take a one-stroke halfway lead in the US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions. In wild weather on the par-73 Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii, Schauffele managed to shake off his early impatience and notch five birdies without a bogey on the way to a nine-under-par total of 137. He was one stroke clear of US compatriot Patrick Reed and overnight leader Joaquin Niemann of Chile.READ | Hinton Scores 20, Leads Houston To 78-63 Defeat Of UCFReed grabbed eight birdies in a seven-under-par 66 and was joined on eight-under 138 by Niemann, who carded a one-under 72. American Rickie Fowler was alone in fourth after a 71 for 139, one stroke in front of Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas — who closed with back-to-back bogeys. “It was an interesting day,” Schauffele said.center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Written By FOLLOW US First Published: 4th January, 2020 12:38 ISTlast_img read more

Mason City council sets public hearing on contributing to North Iowa Corridor’s small business recovery fund

first_imgMASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City last night approved setting the hearing date for funding the “Small Business Recovery & Continuity Fund” set up by the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation. If approved in two weeks, the city would contribute $300,000 to the fund, which would help small, independently-owned businesses with less than 25 employees that are suffering during the public health emergency with grants of up to $5000. City Administrator Aaron Burnett says the need by businesses for help will outweigh the money available in the fund.   “There’s been a huge outcry of how do we help small businesses, and I think there’s been a lot of effort to do that through take-out, through purchasing, through curbside pickup, all of those things which have been fantastic. This is really a way to help those businesses that are most vulnerable, those mom-and-pop shops, those places of five employees. This is really one of those places where we can get a direct cash infusion to help them cover those fixed costs and stay through what is an unprecedented time for those small businesses.”  Burnett says he’s encouraging people to donate to the fund.  “We’ll put this out as many times as we can to encourage people to donate, to encourage businesses to donate. If you have an ability to do so, reach out to the Corridor and put your dollars with those public dollars and the Corridor dollars to save those businesses. The process will be thorough to make sure we’re meeting the highest needs with the dollars that are put out there.” The council approves setting the public hearing for their April 21st meeting.last_img read more

Ocwen Breaks Record for Revenue in First Quarter

first_img Share Ocwen Breaks Record for Revenue in First Quarter “”Ocwen Financial Corporation””:http://www.ocwen.com/ experienced a surge in net income for the first quarter, which more than doubled over a year, and reported record revenue. [IMAGE]In Q1 2013, Ocwen’s net income jumped to $45.1 million, or $0.31 per share, up from $19.3 million, or $0.14 per share, a year ago. Revenue for the Atlanta-based company also surged 147 percent year-over-year to $406.7 million in Q1 2013, while income from operations increased 108 percent to $163.1 million during the same time period. “”The Company’s string of record quarterly revenues will continue into the second quarter as we benefit from a full quarter of ResCap revenue and our recent acquisition of Ally Bank’s mortgage servicing rights,”” said Bill Erbey, Ocwen’s chairman. [COLUMN_BREAK]””Ocwen’s core earnings and cash-flow were strong in the first quarter, and we should see these trend higher as a percentage of revenue as we drive down costs and delinquencies on newly acquired business. Ocwen’s lower funding costs and improving pre-pay speeds on non-prime loans should also support better performance versus our original expectations,”” he added. This year, Ocwen has seen several of its acquisitions come to completion. In February, the Residential Capital, LLC acquisition added $269 billion of unpaid principal balance to the company’s servicing portfolio. In April, Ocwen closed deals with Ally Bank for $63.4 billion of Fannie Mae mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) and another $21.2 billion of Freddie Mac MSRs. In the same month, Ocwen “”completed””:https://themreport.com/articles/ocwen-completes-purchase-of-nations-biggest-reverse-mortgage-lender-2013-04-04 the purchase of Genworth Financial Home Equity Access, which was the number one reverse mortgage originator based on January 2013 industry data. The reverse mortgage business will be renamed Liberty Home Equity Solutions. In late 2012, Ocwen also purchased Homeward Residential, a Dallas-based servicer and originator. Ocwen reported Homeward’s lending operation originated about $2.4 billion of fundings with another $0.4 billion originated through partnerships, while total Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) volume reached $415 million. In the first quarter, the company completed 24,184 loan modifications, of which 34 percent were through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). in Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Servicing Rights Ocwen Profits Quarterly Earnings Service Providers 2013-05-02 Esther Cho May 2, 2013 431 Views last_img read more