President Trump Weighs in on Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Puerto Rico

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / President Trump Weighs in on Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Puerto Rico On Thursday, President Trump denied the recently reported heavy fatalities from Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico. In a tweet, the President said, “3,000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the island AFTER the storm had hit they had anywhere from six to 18 deaths.”Rejecting the findings of the independent study that was commissioned by Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rossello following public pressure to more accurately determine the number of fatalities following the hurricane, President Trump said that the reported large numbers was done by the Democrats, “in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising billions of dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico.”The study was conducted by George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health. In its findings that were published in August, Carlos Santos-Burgoa, Epidemiologist and the study’s Principal Investigator had said that the results of the study suggested that “tragically, Hurricane Maria led to a large number of excess deaths throughout the island.”The Category 5 hurricane also led to the loss of property and infrastructure. In late July, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved the disaster recovery plan to rebuild Puerto Rico’s housing and infrastructure. Of the $1.5 billion that was approved, $1 billion will go towards restoring the island’s severely damaged housing stock. As part of the plan, Puerto Rico intends to provide up to $120,000 to rebuild destroyed homes for each qualified homeowner and up to $48,000 to repair each eligible damaged property. Additional housing investments include funding for rental assistance ($10,000,000), specifically for properties serving the elderly and other vulnerable households. Puerto Rico has also proposed a $36 million Home Emergency Resilience Program that provides up to $6,000 per household for individual solar appliances to help families.The latest debate over Hurricane Maria comes as Hurricane Florence starts its assault on the Carolinas with high winds. According to a report by NPR, the hurricane’s heavy rains and tropical storm-force winds reached North Carolina’s outer banks on Thursday morning. The two states are likely to bear the brunt of the huge storm surge expected from the storm that grew larger despite weakening a bit over the past 24 hours. The hurricane is likely to damage nearly 795,000 homes with a reconstruction cost value of $170.2 billion.On November 14-16, Five Star will host the PR18 Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico to focus on rebuilding efforts and the current state of the island following Hurricane Maria. Housing industry executives from banks, servicers, and suppliers, as well as key stakeholders in the affected regions, local officials, and representatives from related governmental agencies will be in attendance to collaborate and discuss Puerto Rico’s affairs and brainstorm long-term solutions to the housing crisis on the island.Click below for more information and to register for this event. HOUSING Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Trump 2018-09-13 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago President Trump Weighs in on Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Puerto Rico The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Previous: The Industry Pulse: Updates on a360inc, DIMONT, and More Next: Hurricane Florence’s Impact on Reverse Mortgage-Backed Securities Related Articles Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Tagged with: HOUSING Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Trump The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha September 13, 2018 1,476 Views Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Bale: I tried to make things tick

first_imgGareth Bale has indicated that he felt a need to be the main man at Tottenham, saying he tried to “make everything tick”. The goals of Bale – 26 in total – helped the Portuguese rebuild his reputation last season after losing his job at Chelsea, but without the 24-year-old this time around, the flowing football dried up. But Bale has continued to impress in Madrid after a slow start and on Saturday admitted to enjoying sharing the responsibility with his fellow players. “They lead by example. If you ever want to talk to them they’re always there to listen. It’s great to play alongside them because they’re world-class players too,” he told the Daily Telegraph of his Madrid team-mates. “At Tottenham I was always trying to get onto the ball and make everything tick, whereas here everybody’s doing that, there are world-class players all around the pitch and you’re able to concentrate just on your game rather than bringing the whole team forward, and I’m enjoying that.” Bale’s words come as his old club continue their search for a replacement for Villas-Boas. Tim Sherwood – a backroom coach during Bale’s time – is currently in charge and has received backing from old Spurs manager Harry Redknapp. The ex-Blackburn captain wants the job and is hoping chairman Daniel Levy will give him the chance, for he does not fancy serving under someone else. “That isn’t me to be honest, I wouldn’t want to do that,” he said when asked about assisting another manager. The Wales international’s stunning form for Spurs earned him an £86million summer move to Real Madrid which his old club do not appear to have recovered from. Despite reinvesting the money they got for the forward, Spurs are struggling for form and have sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas. “I don’t think Daniel is linking them [other names], it is the press who are putting the names there. “They are all good managers and we have had good managers at this club, sometimes it has got to fit, the club and the manager have to be compatible. “It is not always about the biggest name, he may have done well at another club but it doesn’t mean he is going to do well at this one. “It is up to the chairman and the board to make the correct decision which is right for the long-term future of this club, it isn’t good to keep changing managers. “I know all about the football club, I played here and it is my club. I know what the supporters want and what they demand but it is not my decision to make the appointment.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Oregon

first_img Published on November 16, 2018 at 11:38 am Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 NEW YORK — No. 15 Syracuse (2-1) and No. 13 Oregon (2-1) were favored in their two games at the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. But both teams lost, Syracuse by seven to UConn and Oregon by eight to Iowa. That sets up a ranked matchup in the early game, at 4:30 p.m., at MSG on Friday. It’ll provide an opportunity for both teams to get a good win on their resumes after questionable losses.Here’s what you need to know about Oregon.All-time series: First-ever meetingThe Oregon report: Oregon opened the season two spots above Syracuse in the AP poll and remained that way after week one, as both moved up one spot. The Ducks knocked off Eastern Washington and Portland State easily prior to Thursday night.Oregon brought in the No. 3 recruiting class in the country this season, per 247sports. So far, that’s shown in one player: 7-foot-2 Bol Bol, the son of the late NBA player Manute Bol. Bol showed his potential most against EWU, when he went for 23 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks and hit a 3. He played well against Iowa, too, with 14 points, nine rebounds, and five blocks. The play below shows how unique his game is for a seven-footer, as he blocks a shot, leads his own break and hits a jumper. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The other three standouts for the Ducks thus far have been upperclassmen: guard Payton Pritchard, guard Ehab Amin and forward Paul White. All three pose some threat from beyond the arc, including Amin hitting 5 3s on Thursday at MSG en route to 25 points. Pritchard, a junior, will run the offense for the Ducks. How Syracuse beats Oregon: On Thursday, the answer to this question for Iowa turned out simply forcing Oregon to miss shots. The Ducks shot 35.9 percent in their loss. The Orange will need to limit easy chances at the rim and get a hand in shooter’s faces. Bol is practically unblockable when he takes jumpers, so SU has to make him uncomfortable and avoid letting him get dunks.Oregon beat Washington and Mike Hopkins’ 2-3 zone twice last season, and both times, Pritchard and White scored in double figures. Pritchard hit multiple 3s in both games, so both of those veterans have shown an ability to handle length in a zone.At the other end, Syracuse needs to find a way to get easier baskets. For much of the game against UConn, the Orange couldn’t create clean looks and settled for difficult jumpers. Pritchard is a lesser defender, but Amin will put pressure on SU’s guards (he had three steals against Iowa). If Syracuse can create clean looks and limit them defensively, they’ve got a shot against a good Oregon team. KenPom odds: KenPom.com gives Syracuse a 60 percent chance to win, and predicts a final score of 71-68. Stat to know: 24.7 – The block percentage of Oregon, meaning the Ducks block almost a quarter of their opponents’ shots, per KenPom. Bol Bol has 12 blocks, a 4.0 average tied for third in the country.Player to watch: Ehab Amin, guard, No. 4We’ve touched on Bol enough above. Amin is new to the Ducks this season, as well, having spent his first three collegiate seasons playing for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The 6-foot-4 guard from Egypt shone on the big stage at MSG on Thursday with his 25 points and three steals. He shot 5-for-8 from 3-point land. He’s got long arms that affected plays against Iowa all night defensively, and his right-handed set shot looked clean even from NBA range on Thursday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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