The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Loan Performance on the Radar Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: CoreLogic default Foreclosure Week Ahead Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Loan Performance on the Radar Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago CoreLogic default Foreclosure Week Ahead 2019-06-07 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Related Articles On Tuesday, CoreLogic will release its latest Loan Performance Insight Report for March 2019, which covers delinquency, default, and foreclosure data across the country.February’s report stated that the nation’s overall delinquency rate has fallen on a year-over-year basis for the past 14-consecutive months. Fewer delinquencies attribute to the strength of loan vintages in the years since the residential lending market has recovered following the housing crisis. Additionally, 11 metropolitan areas experienced small annual gains in their serious delinquency rates—mortgages that are more than 90 days delinquent. The largest gains were in four Southeast metros affected by natural disasters in 2018.Panama City, Florida, had the nation’s highest serious delinquency rate of 2%. Every state, for the exception of Minnesota, saw a decrease in serious delinquency rates. Minnesota’s rate was unchanged from 2018.Eleven Core Base Statistical Areas/Metros saw its serious delinquency rate increase, most of which were located on the East Coast.”We are on track to test generational lows as delinquency rates hit their lowest point in almost two decades. Given the economic outlook, we are likely to see more declines over the balance of this year. Reflective of the drop in delinquency rates, no state experienced a year-over-year increase in its foreclosure inventory rate so far in 2019,” said Frank Martell, Corelogic’s President and CEO.Unchanged were the share of mortgages that transitioned from current to 30-days past due, remaining at 1%. This stat peaked at 2% in November 2008 and was 1.2% in January 2007, just before the financial collapse.Individual states are moving to improve the amount of homes being foreclosed. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed several new laws into effect earlier this month aiming to curb New Jersey’s foreclosure crisis.“The foreclosure crisis has hurt our economy and jeopardized economic security of too many New Jersey families,” Murphy said. “Our communities cannot succeed while vacant or foreclosed homes sit empty or while families live in limbo. I am proud to sign these bills into law [Monday] and get New Jersey closer to ending the foreclosure crisis.”Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Hearing (June 11)Quicken Loans Monthly Home Price Perception Index and Home Value Index for May (June 11)UMich Consumer Sentiment Index (June 14) About Author: Seth Welborn June 7, 2019 1,375 Views Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Checking in on Interest Rates Next: Black Knight Announces U.S. Bank Implementation Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer.
The Colombian police, with the support of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, discovered an improvised submarine factory and confiscated a submersible under construction, which is an indication that drug traffickers continue to use this method to export cocaine to North America. The director of the Anti-narcotics Police, General Luis Alberto Pérez, announced that the site for building the submersibles, with wooden buildings capable of housing around 40 people, was discovered in a jungle area near the municipality of Puerto Escondido, in the department of Córdoba, near the Caribbean Sea. The police commander said that both the fiberglass submarine, with the capacity to transport six tons of cocaine, and the improvised shipyard, belonged to the criminal gang known as “Los Urabeños”. Criminal gangs made up of former extreme-right-wing paramilitaries have become the new U.S. objective due to their active ties to the production and trafficking of cocaine, which they export to the Mexican cartels that control the business, according to security sources. Submarines have been one of the methods most used by drug traffickers in recent years to export cocaine, taking advantage of the South American country’s geographical situation, surrounded by two oceans that make it a strategic location for illegal activity. Colombia, the world’s leading producer of cocaine, yielding around 300 tons a year, has faced an internal conflict for the past five decades against leftist guerrilla groups and criminal gangs that obtain billions of dollars from drug trafficking. From 1993 to the present, the Colombian Navy and police have confiscated 71 submarines used to send shipments of cocaine to North America. The United States, Colombia’s chief ally in the fight against drug trafficking, has given Bogotá more than $6 billion in military equipment, training, and social-assistance programs since 2000. Colombia confiscated 156 tons of cocaine in 2010, and more than 80 tons have been seized so far this year, according to official statistics. The enormous profits of drug trafficking and Colombia’s geographical position are the chief obstacles to eradicating this crime in the South American country, according to police sources. By Dialogo October 20, 2011
Aug. 29 — Coke Zero Sugar 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. (TBA)Sept. 6 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (TBA)Sept. 12 — Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. (TBA)Sept. 19 — Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. (TBA)Sept. 27 — South Point 400, Las Vegas, Nev. (TBA) June 14 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (TBA)June 21 — Chicagoland 400, Joliet, Ill. (TBA)June 27 — Kids Free 325, Long Pond, Pa. (TBA)June 28 — Worry-Free Weather Guarantee 350, Long Pond, Pa. (TBA)July 5 — Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered By Florida Georgia Line, Speedway, Ind. (TBA) Associated Press March 22 — Dixie Vodka 400, Homestead, Fla. (postponed)March 29 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, Fort Worth, Texas (postponed)April 5 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (postponed)April 19 — Toyota Owners 400, Richmond, Va. (postponed)April 26 — GEICO 500, Talladega, Ala. (postponed) May 3 — NASCAR Cup Series Race at Dover, Dover, Del. (postponed)May 9 — Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. (postponed)May 16 — x-NASCAR Open, Concord, N.C. (postponed)May 16 — x-NASCAR All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. (postponed)May 17 — NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington, Darlington, S.C. NASCAR Cup Series Schedule-Winners Feb. 16 — DAYTONA 500 (Denny Hamlin)Feb. 23 — Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube (Joey Logano)March 1 — Auto Club 400 (Alex Bowman)March 8 — FanShield 500 (Joey Logano)March 15 — Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Hampton, Ga. (postponed) Nov. 8 — NASCAR Cup Series Championship, Avondale, Ariz. (TBA)x-non-points race,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 July 11 — Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart, Sparta, Ky. (TBA)July 19 — Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, Loudon, N.H. (TBA)Aug. 9 — Consumers Energy 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (TBA)Aug. 16 — Go Bowling at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (TBA)Aug. 23 — Drydene 400, Dover, Del. (TBA) Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFeb. 9 — x-Busch Clash at DAYTONA (Erik Jones)Feb. 13 — x-Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 at DAYTONA (Joey Logano)Feb. 13 — x-Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 at DAYTONA (William Byron) May 24 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C.May 20 — NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington, Darlington, S.C.May 27 — NASCAR Cup Series at Charlotte, Concord, N.C.May 31 — Kansas 400, Kansas City, Kan.June 7 — FireKeepers Casino 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (TBA) Oct. 4 — Alabama 500, Talladega, Ala. (TBA)Oct. 11 — Bank of America ROVAL 400, Concord, N.C. (TBA)Oct. 18 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. (TBA)Oct. 25 — Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas (TBA)Nov. 1 — Xfinity 500, Martinsville, Va. (TBA) May 4, 2020
Hurricane watchJust days after several islands were battered by a powerful Hurricane Irma, a hurricane watch is in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts Nevis, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Saba and St. Eustatuius, St. Maarten and Anguilla. A Hurricane Watch is now in effect for several islands in the Eastern Caribbean as Tropical Storm Maria formed in the western Atlantic Ocean on Saturday.The Miami based National Hurricane Centre says Maria is packing maximum sustained winds of 50mph and is moving towards the Caribbean at 19 mph. Tropical Storm watchMeanwhile, a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for St. Lucia, Martinique, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.The National Hurricane Centre says interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles and the British and U. S.Virgin Islands should monitor the progress of the system.It is also expected that additional Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches and Warnings will likely be issued on Sunday.On the forecast track, the center of Maria will be near the Leeward Islands Monday night.Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Maria will likely become a hurricane on Sunday.
Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros PreviousSeattle Mariners’ Tom Murphy, left, is congratulated by Mallex Smith after hitting a two-run home run off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs that also scored Jay Bruce during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake tags out the Angels’ Luis Rengifo after Leake fielded a ground ball hit by Rengifo during the sixth inning of Friday’s game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels starter Tyler Skaggs throw during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSeattle Mariners starter Mike Leake delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani grounds out during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Seattle Mariners’ Dylan Moore runs to first base after hitting an RBI single off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Seattle Mariners’ Tom Murphy is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring a run on a hit by Dylan Moore off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches his ground out to shortstop in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches his ground out to shortstop in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks back to the dugout after hitting a ground out to shortstop in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim jogs back to the dugout after hitting a fly out to right in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after giving up a two run home run to Tom Murphy #2 of the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Tom Murphy #2 of the Seattle Mariners high fives Chris Prieto #13 of the Seattle Mariners after hitting a two run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fifth inning during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)The Angels’ Jared Walsh tosses the ball to a teammate covering first base during the fifth inning of Friday’s game against the Mariners in Seattle. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim laps the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, is congratulated by Kole Calhoun after hitting a solo home run off of Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Seattle Mariners’ Jay Bruce hits a solo home run off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. The home run was the 300th of Bruce’S career. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Seattle Mariners’ Tom Murphy, left, is congratulated by Mallex Smith after hitting a two-run home run off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs that also scored Jay Bruce during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake tags out the Angels’ Luis Rengifo after Leake fielded a ground ball hit by Rengifo during the sixth inning of Friday’s game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)NextShow Caption1 of 19Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake tags out the Angels’ Luis Rengifo after Leake fielded a ground ball hit by Rengifo during the sixth inning of Friday’s game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)ExpandSEATTLE — Two of the 102 pitches that Tyler Skaggs threw on Friday night cost the Angels the game.Skaggs gave up a pair of two-strike homers, accounting for three of the four runs he allowed in the Angels’ 4-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners.Those pitches marred an otherwise encouraging performance, in which he went seven innings for the first time this season, with eight strikeouts and one walk.“It’s extremely frustrating,” Skaggs said. “I thought I threw my (butt) off today. I thought I was really, really good. The results didn’t show up, but at the same time, a lot of positives today. I thought that was the best I looked this year.” Trout hit all of them.About a minute after Trout stepped on the plate, Ohtani belted a first-pitch homer over the fence in left.It marked the first time this season the Angels had hit back-to-back homers. The last time they did was last September, also Trout and Ohtani.Ausmus said the rather sluggish offensive night was because of Leake, who pitched seven innings.“He was very good,” Ausmus said. “He’s just a smart pitcher. He never shows you the same look twice, uses all of his pitches, cutter, sinker, both sides of the plate, in on righties, in on lefties, changes arm slot on curve at times. He doesn’t light the radar gun up but he’s a very smart pitcher who has command of all his pitches. …“Today, we just needed to get Leake out of there quicker, and it didn’t happen.” Ironically, the game’s two critical at-bats came after Skaggs had gotten ahead, 0-and-2.In the fifth inning, he had retired the first two hitters and then issued his only walk of the night. He quickly got ahead of Tom Murphy with two strikes, but he then hung a 1-and-2 curveball and Murphy pounded it over the right field fence for a two-run homer to make it 3-0.It was the first time in Skaggs’ career that he’d allowed an opposite-field homer on a curve, according to Statcast.After the Angels had cut the deficit to 3-2 on the back-to-back homers by Trout and Ohtani, Skaggs settled down and pitched a scoreless sixth and he retired the first two hitters of the seventh.Again, he started Jay Bruce with two strikes. He then missed the strike zone with his third pitch and put the next one right over the middle, a fastball that Bruce hit over the center field fence.“I thought I could have thrown a changeup to get him off the fastball-curveball,” Skaggs said. “Hindsight is 20-20. I didn’t, and it ended up being the dagger that lost the game.”Homers had also accounted for the Angels’ only runs against Seattle starter Mike Leake.For five innings, the Angels had nothing but a pair of singles. In the sixth, Trout put the Angels on the board by smashing a 440-foot homer to left field. The ball left the bat at 114 mph, the team’s hardest-hit homer of the season. It was also the fifth homer of at least 114 mph the Angels have hit in the five seasons those numbers have been recorded.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter The Angels still had a shot to win the game. They trailed 4-2 when Skaggs left, having scored their first two runs on back-to-back homers by Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani in the sixth.In the eighth, they scored a run on an Ohtani single and loaded the bases before Jonathan Lucroy hit a flyout to end the inning.They came up empty against right-hander Anthony Bass in the ninth, ending their three-game winning streak.The Angels have played better lately in part because the starters have been doing a better job of keeping them in games, even when pitching without their best stuff.Skaggs fell behind with a first-pitch ball to 13 of the 26 hitters he faced, yet he managed to battle back in the count often enough to be effective. During one stretch he got through three innings with 27 pitches. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
20 September 2013The countdown to the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s freedom and democracy officially began on Friday with the launch of the Freedom Fridays campaign – a call on all citizens to “wear anything that makes them feel proudly South African each Friday”.South Africans will celebrate 20 years of freedom and democracy on 27 April 2014. The day will mark two decades since South Africans of all races voted in the country’s first free and fair election, ushering in a new democratic dispensation.The Freedom Fridays campaign, which aims to build momentum in the run-up to the 20 years celebration, calls on all South Africans to take pride in their nation and celebrate the road they have travelled since 1994.It encourages South Africans, each Friday between now and 27 April 2014, to wear anything that expresses their pride in being a South African – including the colours of the national flag, traditional attire, national soccer or rugby team jerseys, or anything else that reflects solidarity with the 20 years celebrations.Speaking at the launch of the campaign at Sakhumzi Restaurant in Soweto on Friday, former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada said the most important thing that the country had achieved since 1994 was human dignity.Holding up a sign with the words “This lift is for Europeans only – service lift is provided for tradesmen, non-Europeans, prams and dogs”, Kathrada said: “I am sure young people have never seen this before. I do not have to say anything more because one sentence has said it all.“Yes, 1994 brought us dignity. Apartheid is no longer there. Racism is now a criminal offence. But today we’ve got many challenges,” Kathrada said. “Poverty, unemployment, disease and children without schools are the new challenges we are facing.“I am glad that young people have already established what our new challenges are and I am confident that young people, who are the majority of our country, will stand up to the challenges that face us because there is no dignity in poverty, disease and hunger.”Speaking to SAnews afterwards, Bronwyn De Matros, a 38-year-old teacher from Redhill High in Morningside, Johannesburg said: “As a South African, I was so emotional when one of our struggle heroes demonstrated to us what he went through during the apartheid era.“It just showed to me how terrible apartheid was. It is painful to imagine what the generation before us went through during those turbulent years, but I am also glad that the democracy brought in 1994 has so far helped us as South Africans to live side by side.”Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said the government fully endorsed the Freedom Fridays initiative. He urged all South Africans to be proud of their nationality and to celebrate who they are each Friday between now and 27 April 2014 by wearing anything that expressed their pride in being South African.“The message we are sending out is that we are proudly South Africans.”Mashatile said there was a lot to celebrate on the 20th anniversary. “Before 1994, black people had no right to vote at all. Our books were full of racial statutes that prohibited black people from going to certain areas, and one such racial law was the Group Areas Act, but all those laws are no longer exist.“We might have challenges that we still need to address, but we need to celebrate 20 years of stable democracy and as we celebrate, we are not going to fold our [arms] because they are still many hills to be climbed,” Mashatile said.“As South Africans, we are great people and we are building a great nation. I have no doubt that we are still going to achieve our goals. We are committed people, who are prepared to work very hard.”A grade 11 learner at St Martin High in Soweto, Tshogofatso Dhlamini, 16, said: “This is a good initiative, which will also help to teach us as young South Africans to love each other irrespective of different ethnic groups.”Pholoa Motlanthe, 16, a grade 10 learner at the same school, said: “Events like these help us, who were born after the dawn of democracy, to understand where the generations before us come from.”Freedom Fridays is fashioned after the inspirational Football Fridays campaign that united South Africans behind the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and the Magnificent Fridays campaign which mobilised South Africans to support the country’s national cricket, rugby and netball World Cup squads in 2011.Source: SAnews.gov.za
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford defender Kabasele taken to hospital after collision in Chelsea defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford defender Christian Kabasele was immediately taken to hospital after colliding with a post in defeat to Chelsea.Kabasele was taken to hospital and given oxygen to numb the pain after being forced off.Despite returning to his feet momentarily, television pictures towards the end of the first half showed the former Genk man being wheeled into an ambulance on a stretcher with the aid of oxygen. With games coming thick and fast over the Christmas period, it is a blow for Watford to lose one of their key men at the back.
Fredericks: West Ham boost from Bournemouth drawby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRyan Fredericks says West Ham United have gained plenty of confidence from their 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.The Hammers came back twice to steal a valuable away point which leaves in fourth place on the Premier League table.”Coming back like that gives us a lot of positive feelings,” Fredericks called the club’s website.”We’re a confident bunch anyway and we know we can go anywhere and pick up a result.”We didn’t panic when we went 2-1 down. Obviously it was frustrating to go behind, especially so early in the second half, but we knew we were going to get chances. “We have very good forward players who always create chances so we knew that as long as we didn’t concede a third we’d always have a chance of getting back in the game.”We’re a different beast this season. We don’t want to just be up there and think ‘it’s nice to be here’. We think we’re good enough to stay in and around these positions so we’re going to fight for every point, every goal and I think teams know that when they play against us it’s never going to be an easy game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 17: Auburn Tigers play the Texas A&M Aggies during an NCAA college football game on September 17, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)D’haquille Williams, one of the SEC’s top receivers, has left Auburn’s game against Jacksonville State after taking a nasty shot from the Gamecocks defense. Quarterback Jeremy Johnson tried to hit Williams over the middle, but he was unable to hang on, and got drilled by linebacker Dawson Wells. Williams went down after the play, but was able to slowly walk off the field.Not sure how Gus Malzahn would convince anyone this was targeting on Duke Williams. pic.twitter.com/MBVuroWsy8— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) September 12, 2015Gus Malzahn is furious no targeting call and points to new huge Auburn scoreboard with replay. pic.twitter.com/bdI4KTDzpb— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) September 12, 2015It doesn’t look like targeting, but we can understand Malzahn being in up only three against an FCS team and losing arguably his best playmaker down the stretch. We’ll keep you updated on Williams’ status.
By Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsAs members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation enter their fourth day of blocking a railway line running through their reserve in Sarnia, Ont., the mayor of the city is now questioning why Prime Minister Stephen Harper won’t just meet with First Nation leaders, the main demand of the protesters.The Aamjiwnaang protesters say they’re acting in solidarity with Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence who is in her 14th day of a hunger strike in Ottawa to force a meeting.“I don’t understand why Stephen Harper can’t unite Canadians by saying ‘yes, we will meet at the highest level possible and talk about these issues.’ There is a solution there and it’s not a difficult one. That’s the frustration,” said Sarnia Mayor Mike BradleyBradley said municipal officials have no intention of shutting the blockade down through force because they don’t want to impair relations between the City of Sarnia and Aamjiwnaang First Nation, which sits within the boundaries of the city.“This is an issue between the First Nations and the federal government and the community and the police service is in the middle. Our concerns are we have a very good relationship,” said Bradley. “CN (Rail) wants to ship products and get that line back open and we’re saying you’re going to have to live with some disruption until we can resolve this issue. Our long-term relationship is much more important to us as a community.”The blockade began Friday and won’t stop until Harper gives in to the demands of Spence, said blockade spokesman Ron Plain.Plain said they are disrupting shipments to dozens of oil refineries in an area known as Chemical Valley.He said CN representatives came to them Sunday trying to negotiate a closure of the blockade by promising to write Prime Minister Harper and urging him to meet with First Nation leaders.“We made them blink. They came to us (Sunday) to get us off the tracks. CN and companies of Chemical Valley are willing to write a letter to Harper telling him they want Harper to meet with Chief Spence,” he said. “Tha’s all well and good but until the meeting takes place we won’t consider taking it down. But the fact that we made them blink tells you something.”CN Rail spokesman Jim Feeny said they are calling on the local and federal governments to stop the “illegal” blockade.“Some plants are facing shutdowns if service is not resumed. It could potentially affect the supply of various products, including propane,” said Feeny.Plain said they have moved their blockade once after being served with a court injunction by CN police but now believe they are in a position where the courts can’t touch them.“The CN police came to the first site we were at and handed us an injunction to have us removed. There is several sites where these tracks cross reserve roads and there is one road in particular where there was no agreement ever made with the Indian agents over the road because the road didn’t exist when the Indian agents were around,” he said. “They don’t have permission to cross that road so that’s where we moved the blockade to on the second day and we have been there since. They can’t issue an injunction to that piece of road because they don’t have legal crossing on that road.”Plain said the crossings were negotiated back in the 1960s and because Chemical Valley grew so fast there are some crossings CN doesn’t have permission to cross.“We have several of these holes in their legislation because of Chemical Valley, because it was built so fast,” he said.Bradley said he hadn’t heard of this and was going to look into it. He was told there is a court date scheduled for Thursday to deal with the court injunction. As far as he knows police have the right to stop the blockade but will not.Plain also said they’ve been told their blockade is causing $5 million dollars a day in economic disruption but Bradley said while there is disruption he hasn’t heard of that number.Feeny said CN Rail is in a legal position to shut the blockade down and while there is some economic affect it’s too early for CN to say how much per day.Meanwhile, Aamjiwnaang members were also planning to shutdown Highway 402 and the Blue Water Bridge Monday halting traffic across the United States [email protected]@afixedaddress