Patterson: “Don’t call Tuaua a bad person”

first_imgTwitter Twitter Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Dean Straka TCU head football coach Gary Patterson responds to questions from reporters at Big 12 Conference Football Media Days Monday, July 20, 2015, in Dallas. Dean Straka Dean Straka TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Facebook Previous articleSuspended football players could face up to 20 years in jailNext articleNorrie and men’s tennis start season off strong Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dean Straka printTCU football head coach Gary Patterson said he will stand up for senior defensive end Mike Tuaua, who was arrested Monday on a complaint of felony robbery.“You’ve never heard me speak up for a kid if they did something wrong before today,” Patterson said at his weekly Tuesday press conference. “If this happened, then he screwed up.”Patterson said he refuses to let the media cast a shadow over Tuaua for his alleged actions.“I’m not going to let you guys call him a bad person,” Patterson said. “If he made a mistake, he made a mistake.”Patterson said that Tuaua has been among the most praised players on team by the community.“Outside of football, in our community, Mike Tuaua is the most-liked kid on our team besides Trevone Boykin,” Patterson said. “Am I happy with what happened here? No, but you know how I handle these things. I move forward.”Tuaua, along with reserve wide receiver Andre Petties-Wilson, was accused of causing bodily harm to a TCU student and stealing a case of beer that the student possessed at the time of the incident. The incident occurred on Sept. 4, a day after the team’s opener in Minneapolis against the University of Minnesota.Patterson said the incident was “not even close to what happened south of here,” likely referring to the controversy surrounding former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukuwachu.Patterson said Tuaua and Petties-Wilson were suspended immediately when the team’s staff was advised of the situation on Sept. 7. Patterson had not given any reason for Tuaua’s absence the last two weeks prior to Tuesday’s presser.“It’s not my responsibility to tell other people he was suspended,” Patterson said. “I didn’t need Stephen F. Austin nor SMU or anyone else to know that we were down another senior. My job is to protect the university and my football team.”Patterson added that he also has the duty to act as a father figure to all his players.“Right or wrong, just like a parent, I’ve got his back,” Patterson said. Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin ReddIt Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor ReddIt Dean Straka Linkedinlast_img read more

‘Relentless’ Storm Season Puts 300,000 More Homes in Danger

first_img Previous: Outreach Could Help 400,000 ‘Needlessly Delinquent’ Borrowers Next: States at Highest Risk of Economic Strain From COVID-19 Home / Daily Dose / ‘Relentless’ Storm Season Puts 300,000 More Homes in Danger The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 8, 2020 1,048 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 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,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Hundreds of thousands of homes are at risk of storm surge destruction by Hurricane Delta. That is based on information coming in Wednesday evening from the National Hurricane Center, which projected Category 2 status at landfall, and data from CoreLogic, a property data and analysis firm.CoreLogic’s Risk Analysis estimated 293,685 single-family and multifamily homes across Louisiana and the U.S. Gulf Coast with a reconstruction cost value (RCV) of approximately $62.85 billion are at potential risk from this hurricane. For many, the damage could compound storm-related devastation that not long ago struck the same region.“After battering the Yucatán Peninsula near Cancún, Mexico, Hurricane Delta is headed for the Gulf Coast just weeks after Hurricane Laura brought significant wind and storm surge damage to the Texas and Louisiana coastlines,” said Curtis McDonald, meteorologist and senior product manager of CoreLogic. “Residents in these coastal areas are already trying to recover from their losses and are now faced with a second substantial storm. This season has been relentless, and Louisianans should be prepared for the long recovery road ahead.”Note: This is a swiftly changing forecast. As it nears the Gulf, Delta’s trajectory will become more clear, narrowing the potential areas of impact.CoreLogic will provide up-to-date storm surge exposure estimates at time of publication, CoreLogic had reported that the primary threats as Hurricane Delta makes landfall in central Louisiana will be storm surge and damaging winds.”Heavy rainfall is also expected, but a fast storm speed is expected to limit catastrophic inland flooding. CoreLogic catastrophe and weather experts expect the 2020 hurricane season to continue on its above-average trend given warmer oceanic temperatures, which presents financial risk to homeowners and businesses in property services, like insurers and mortgage lenders. Hurricane-driven storm surge can cause significant property damage when high winds and low pressure cause water to amass inside the storm, releasing a powerful rush over land when the hurricane moves onshore.”For a complete view of total storm surge risk for all Atlantic and Gulf Coast metropolitan areas, as well as wildfire damage estimates, download the 2020 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report. The following chart, provided by CoreLogic, breaks down the  potential cost to cities predicted to be hit hardest, at time of publication, by Hurricane Delta:For complete methodology and more information about CoreLogic, visit the company’s website. ‘Relentless’ Storm Season Puts 300,000 More Homes in Danger Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Share Save 2020-10-08 Christina Hughes Babb Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Does a HELOC makes sense for you?

first_img 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details A home equity line of credit can be a valuable tool, but is it right for you?According to a February white paper from CoreLogic, “During the first three quarters of 2015, lenders originated nearly 976,000 new home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) with combined limits in excess of $115.8 billion. Both of these figures were the highest for the January-through-September period since 2008 and represented year-over-year gains of 21 percent and 31 percent, respectively.”While they are extremely popular right now, there are some things you need to look at before opening up a HELOC.If you’re looking to remodel or improve your home, especially to increase resale value, most experts would tell you that a HELOC makes a lot of sense.If you want to use a HELOC to pay off debt, that may be the wrong choice. While it could help get credit card collectors off your back, you’d be putting your home at risk, as your home is the collateral on this “second mortgage.”Be sure of exactly what you want use your HELOC for before you open it, that way you won’t be tempted to use it to fund a vacation, a boat, or some other unneeded luxury.Home equity lines of credit usually have variable interest rates, so keep this in mind. There’s no guarantee that your rate won’t climb and leave you with more debt than you ever wanted.A HELOC can be an asset but check with your bank and make sure the interest rates and fees are going to be something you are okay with dealing with for the foreseeable future.last_img read more

St Vincent pastor, wife and daughter to serve 4 years after scalding man in ‘spiritual warfare’

first_img Tweet Share FaithLifestyleNewsRegional St Vincent pastor, wife and daughter to serve 4 years after scalding man in ‘spiritual warfare’ by: – April 30, 2018 Share 270 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Cuthbert “Mafia” Victory following the attack in 2016. (Photo: CMC)KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – A magistrate Monday sentenced a pastor, his wife and daughter to four years in prison after they were found guilty of pouring hot liquid on a man following what they described as a “spiritual warfare” two years ago.Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett imposed the sentence on Nigel Morgan, his wife Althia, and their 23-year-old daughter, Crystal, following the assault on Cuthbert “Mafia” Victory, which left him with burns to his back, shoulders, chest and face.Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche had argued that the trio had planned the assault on Victory on April 9, 2016.A video of the incident, which was widely circulated on social media, showed the older Morgans holding Victory while their daughter pours on him what was later revealed to be a hot liquid. The video was not tendered in evidence, reportedly because police did not secure a deposition from the person who did the recording.In her defence, Crystal Morgan told the court that she was feeling ill and was about to make a cup of tea when she heard noises that suggested that her parents were under attack.“I felt as if my soul left my body,” she told the Kingstown Magistrate Court even as she acknowledged that she could not recall how she left the kitchen on the upper floor of their two-storey house, to the street, where she poured the hot water on the man.She told the court that even up to the point of giving evidence she did not know who it was that she had hurt.In their defence, the older Morgans presented themselves as having been under attack by Victory, a 39-year-old construction worker, who had gone to visit a friend who was the Morgans’ neighbour.However, they admitted in court that they had attempted to use olive oil on the man while, praying for him even though he had not requested any spiritual help.But the state’s main witness, Clint Antoine, who was the Morgans’ neighbour at the time of the incident, told the court that the pastor and his wife, had been engaged in an exchange of words with Victory.He said during the fracas. Morgan placed his hand on the bottle then placed it above Victory’s forehead. The witness said Victory swung his hand and Mrs. Morgan held on to him and they began fighting.Antoine told the court that the trio continued fighting before Victory was subdued by the Morgans and the daughter then poured the contents of a black and silver kettle on him.On their last court appearance on April 13, the Morgans hired their own camera crew to photograph and videotape reporters covering the court case.last_img read more