Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago HUD Secretary Fudge: ‘I Can’t Wait to Get Started’ Home / Daily Dose / HUD Secretary Fudge: ‘I Can’t Wait to Get Started’ Previous: March’s DS News: Forbearance, Technology, Legal Matters, and More Next: Homeowners Gained $1.5 Trillion+ in Equity About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Marcia L. Fudge on Wednesday was sworn in as the eighteenth Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).The Senate on Wednesday afternoon confirmed President Biden’s nominee in a 66-34 vote.”As Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Fudge now leads a federal department with wide reach throughout the United States, including the Offices of Housing, Community Planning and Development, Federal Housing Administration, Public and Indian Housing, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Policy Development and Research, Field Policy and Management, Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, and Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships,” according to HUD.She delivered an introductory message:Video remarks as delivered:A good home shapes nearly every part of our lives. It’s where we start and end each day. It’s where we raise our families and come together in times of joy. It’s where we find shelter and comfort during times of hardship.The past year has reminded us just how important it is to have a safe and stable place to call home. But, right now—for millions of Americans—that sense of security and peace of mind is out of reach.Our country has an immense responsibility—and profound opportunity—to address the housing crisis facing so many people.To provide relief for those struggling to pay their rent or mortgage as a result of the pandemic.To ensure every American experiencing homelessness has a roof over their head.To revitalize our communities—and help more Americans achieve their dream of homeownership. To break down the barriers of injustice that still limit the futures of far too many young people.Every community faces unique challenges that require its own unique solutions.We all want and deserve the same basic things: a safe place to live and an opportunity to succeed with dignity, with grace, and with hope.I’m Marcia Fudge—and I’m honored to serve as the 18th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.I am proud to join a group of public servants who work with compassion and determination to change the lives of those in need. And I can’t wait to get started. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 11, 2021 1,375 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Media, News Print This Post 2021-03-11 Christina Hughes Babb Subscribe
January 1, 2003 Regular News Briefs Burton Award nominations sought The Bar’s Military Affairs Committee is now accepting nominations for its Clayton B. Burton Award of Excellence.The award is given annually to those who demonstrate character and leadership promoting the quality of legal services furnished to military personnel serving in Florida.The Burton Award will be presented at the Annual Military Law and Legal Assistance Symposium scheduled for Saturday, March 8 at the Ponce De Leon Hotel in St. Augustine.Nominations must be submitted by January 31 to Jennifer Wilson, Military Affairs Committee, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300. Orange County YLS awards scholarship The Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association recently awarded its annual OCBA YLS Scholarship to Herlande Moise.Originally from Haiti, Moise recently came to Florida unable to speak or understand English. Through hard work and determination, Moise graduated with honors from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando. She is currently enrolled at Valencia Community College and plans to complete her undergraduate studies at Florida State University. After college, Moise wants to attend law school.Established in 1996, the OCBA YLS’s Scholarship is a four-year award benefiting Central Florida students who overcome a personal hardship and demonstrate financial need, according to Yvette Rodriguez Brown, OCBA YLS president. Staesser joins the Bar Journal & News Daniel Staesser is the newest member of the Bar Journal & News staff, serving as assistant editor in charge of News & Notes and On the Move.He will also write stories for the Bar News and help edit articles for the Journal. Staesser, 23, is a 2001 graduate of Florida State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. Staesser is active in his church, the Fresh Fire Worship Center, where he leads the Royal Rangers, a scouting group for boys.Before moving to Tallahassee to attend FSU, Staesser grew up in the Catskill Mountains area of New York. Previously, he worked as legal editor at the Municipal Code Corp. in Tallahassee. Orlando firm pledges cash for legal aid Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, recently pledged $6,500 in honor of Orlando attorney and immediate past Florida Bar Foundation President Darryl M. Bloodworth to sponsor a Legal Aid Advocates Fellowship.The Florida Bar Foundation fellows program gives recent graduates the opportunity to make a difference in their communities and improve the lives of low-income individuals and families in Florida through civil legal aid. The gifts will be matched with IOTA program funds to support each Legal Aid Advocates Fellow. Young lawyers help students prepare for taking the FCAT exam The Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section recently sponsored a “Day at the Beach” for more than 30 students and teachers from Palm Beach Public School.The purpose of the event was to help students prepare for the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test, or FCAT. Attorneys spent the morning teaching students about geometry and measurements by building shapes in the sand. “There’s no better feeling than knowing we made a difference in the lives of children,” said Grier Pressly a young lawyer who helped organize the event. “It is very rewarding to have the opportunity to help these students pass the FCAT.”The young lawyers provided transportation and lunch for the students and teachers as part of their year-round “Adopt a School” project. FSU’s Dixon named Best Oralist at moot court competition Second-year Florida State University College of Law student Jennifer Dixon was selected “Best Oralist” by the Florida Supreme Court in the recent Broad and Cassel Final Four Moot Court Competition.Dixon and Daniel Norris argued as respondent, while Brandon Cathey and Michael Rowan argued for petitioner, in a case that involved the custody of frozen embryos.Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead told the competitors and audience that filled Supreme Court chambers that all the finalists performed like champions.“It is very difficult to say that one of you is the best,” Chief Justice Anstead said. “Your level of preparedness was just outstanding, and that is something that we appreciate in the cases we hear.” PBCBA promotes literacy program The Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Lawyers for Literacy Committee recently participated in “Celebrate National Children’s Book Week” at South Grade Elementary School in Lake Worth.The purpose for the event was to promote literacy and the love of reading to school-aged children. The theme for the celebration was reading with heroes.“It is always so gratifying to be involved with literacy projects like this one,” said Cynthia Spall, chair for the association’s Lawyers for Literacy Committee. “The children love it. The attorneys love it. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.”Connie Burgess, media specialist said, “Our school was so fortunate to have had so many volunteers join us for the day. The children were able to meet people from all walks of life, which is very important for students who don’t normally have that opportunity.” Judgment and decrees interest rates announced The Office of the Comptroller has set the rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees for 2003 at 6 percent per annum or. 0001644 percent per day.Florida Statute §55.03(1) requires the comptroller to set the rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees on December 1 for the year beginning the following January. Last year the interest rate was 9 percent.For more information contact the Bureau of Accounting at (850) 410-9724 or call up the comptroller’s Web site at www.dbf.state.fl.us.
Reaching a compromise. Kailyn Lowry said that she no longer intends to butt heads with the fathers of her four children — Javi Marroquin, Chris Lopez and Jo Rivera.On a recent episode of her “Baby Mamas No Drama” podcast, the Teen Mom 2 star spoke with her cohost, Vee Rivera, about agreeing to allow her children to be with their dads on Christmas Day.- Advertisement – Late last month, Us Weekly confirmed that Lowry was arrested in September for allegedly assaulting Lopez while exchanging custody at his house. The MTV personality was accused of punching her former beau during a dispute regarding their 3-year-old son.According to court docs obtained by Us, Lopez alleged that Lowry “started attacking him [and] punching him several times on the head and upper torso because she did not want the child’s hair cut.” He additionally claimed that he “did not fight back,” and his sister said that she allegedly “attempted to pull Kailyn off” of him.Lowry later spoke out about the allegations through her attorneys. “Ms. Lowry has filed a petition for custody in the matter involving her children Lux and Creed,” her rep said in a statement to Us on October 29. “The judge in the Delaware Family Court has ordered the parties to refrain from discussing all domestic matters until after the hearing next year.”- Advertisement – “In our agreement that I have with Javi and Jo, it says that this year, Christmas Eve, I think, is mine until Christmas Day at 12. But I don’t personally care about Christmas, so we don’t have to listen to the agreement,” the 28-year-old explained on the Tuesday, November 3, episode. “I told both of them they can have Christmas, like, that’s all theirs. I don’t care. But in the event that we got into a fight and I changed my mind, we would just fall back to the custody agreement because that is supposed to help.”Kailyn Lowry with Isaac, Lux, Lincoln and newborn Creed Courtesy Kailyn Lowry/InstagramThe reality star continued, “I’m not gonna fight. I’m not fighting with nobody. You know what? [In] 2021, Vee, I’m not even f–king playing. I am done paying for attorneys. I have six attorneys. When I told you I’m done paying f–king all of them, unless it’s related to my f–king businesses, I am done. I’m done! We [are] working this s–t out.”Lowry shares son Isaac, 10, with ex-boyfriend Rivera, 28, son Lincoln, 6, with ex-husband Marroquin, 27, and son Lux, 3, with ex-boyfriend Lopez, 26. In July, she welcomed her fourth son, 3-month-old Creed, with Lopez.- Advertisement – The statement continued, “Currently, Ms. Lowry has been awarded sole custody of the children despite the allegations pending in Family Court. Ms. Lowry does deny all of the allegations but cannot respond specifically at this time due to the orders of the judge.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement –
Nigerian winger Samuel Kalu has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with former Belgian Champions KAA Gent from Slovakian side AS Trencin for an undisclosed fee.Kalu will join his compatriots Moses Simon, Anderson Esiti, Rabiu Ibrahim and William Troost-Ekong at the Belgian side.The 19-year-old will also be the third Nigerian who has moved from Trencin to Gent after Rabiu Ibrahim and Moses Simon. Kalu, who can play from the wing or as a second striker, joined Trencin in January 2016 and won the Slovakian league title with them as well as the Slovakian Cup.The pacy winger played 42 matches for Trencin, scoring six goals and providing eight assists in his debut season in Europe which prompted Gent to sign him on.Kalu, like Moses Simon, is a product of GBS Academy in Jos, Nigeria, and will continue his football education with the Buffaloes until 2020.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Athletic notes Chung likely will miss all of the Patriots’ OTAs as the shoulder surgery is expected to have a longer recovery time, but he should be able to return in time for training camp.The 31-year-old safety suffered the arm injury Sunday while playing in New England’s 13-3 victory over the Rams. He left the field after making contact with Rams running back Todd Gurley in the third quarter. Chung walked off on his own power, but watched the remainder of the game from the sideline with an aircast on his arm. Related News Patriots to hire Greg Schiano as defensive coordinator, report says Patrick Chung will have a long offseason recovering from injuries. The Patriots safety is expected to undergo arm surgery Thursday after leaving the Super Bowl early, according to The Athletic, which cites unidentified sources. Three weeks later, Chung will have shoulder surgery to fix an issue he played through for the majority of the season. Chung had 84 tackles and an interception in 15 regular-season appearances for the Patriots. He has won three Super Bowls during his nine seasons with New England.