The Week Ahead: A Closer Look at Mortgage Performance

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: A Closer Look at Mortgage Performance Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Servicing Previous: Trends in Millennial Homeownership Next: Traversing the Legal Tightrope About Author: Donna Joseph January 4, 2019 1,497 Views Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: CoreLogic Frank Nothaft Mortgage loan CoreLogic Frank Nothaft Mortgage loan 2019-01-04 Donna Joseph Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] CoreLogic Loan Insights Report report focuses on U.S. mortgage performance trends. The data gathered is based on mortgage performance health, stages of delinquency as well as transition rates from one stage of delinquency to the next. In its previous report, released on December 2018, CoreLogic revealed an upward spike in serious delinquency rates in disaster-affected areas. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic pointed out to a sharp rise in the 30- or 60-day delinquency rate by 19 percent in the Redding metro area between August to September—recording the largest monthly rise in the metric since 2006, the period that marked the beginning of foreclosure crisis. With the exception of disaster-affected areas, the report found that U.S. serious delinquency and foreclosure rates were the lowest for September in 12 years. It also reflected a steady drop in the past due rate on an annual basis, for the past nine months consecutively. Nationally, 4.4 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, recording a decline in the overall delinquency rate at 0.6 percentage, compared to 5 percent last year.“Outside of the areas affected by natural disasters, serious delinquency, and foreclosure rates have declined steadily across the nation as the labor market has improved and home prices have risen,” said Frank Martell, President, and CEO of CoreLogic.CoreLogic will release its latest Loan Insights Report on Tuesday, 9 a.m. ESTHere’s what else is coming in The Week Ahead:AEI National Housing Market Indicators, Monday, 11 a.m. ESTMBA Apps, Wednesday, 9 a.m. ESTFOMC Minutes, Wednesday, 2 p.m. ESTFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ESTFreddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Index, Thursday, 9 a.m. EST The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: A Closer Look at Mortgage Performance Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Yes Cancels Remaining Tour Dates After Death of Guitarist Steve Howe’s Son, Virgil

first_imgThe rock band Yes has spent this summer touring with Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy for their Yestival 2017 Summer Tour. During Yes’s performances during this tour, the band has been playing one track from each studio album chronologically from 1969’s YES to 1980’s DRAMA, while still managing to throw a few surprises into the mix during each live performance. The tour kicked off on August 4th in Greensboro, North Carolina, and over the past few weeks has wound its way across the Northeast, Midwest, and Canada. Today, the band has announced that the remaining dates for their Yestival 2017 Tour have been canceled following the tragic death of guitarist Steve Howe’s younger son, Virgil Howe, who was a drummer for the band Little Barrie.The band posted the following note on Facebook: Due to the tragic, unexpected death of guitarist Steve Howe’s beloved younger son, Virgil, YES regrettably announces that the remaining dates of their Yestival Tour have been cancelled. Ticket refunds for the affected tour dates (in Moorhead, Cedar Rapids, London, Rochester, Boston and Huntington) will be available at point of purchase. YES — Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood — want to thank all their fans for their support and understanding at this time. Steve Howe and family ask for their privacy to be respected during this difficult time. We’re sending love to the Howe family right now and condolences for their loss. Rest in peace, Virgil. You will be missed.last_img read more

Dillian Whyte criticises David Haye’s role in Derek Chisora’s defeat | Boxing News

first_imgDillian Whyte says about Derek Chisora: “He let himself down by not having any boxing experience in his corner to guide him and tell him what to do”; Chisora was offered up by his manager David Haye to fight Whyte at short-notice; Whyte will wait to face Alexander Povetkin in 2021 By Nik Hobbs & James DielhennLast Updated: 06/11/20 5:51pm – Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Dillian Whyte questions David Haye’s role with Derek Chisora How Eddie Hearn broke the bad news to Whyte “He knows that he’s better than Whyte. He reviewed their last fight – unfortunately he got scrappy and desperate after getting points deducted. He knows that he underperformed.“Now he’s significantly fitter, his punch volume is better, his defence is better.“On two weeks’ notice he would put forth a significantly better effort than he did in their second fight.“Derek might be 85 or 90 per cent but that is more than enough to beat Whyte.“Who is the better fighter? Dillian thinks he is. But he hasn’t watched his most recent fight too many times.“We’ll see what Dillian’s appetite is for this trilogy.“This version of Derek? The Derek we saw on Saturday would knock out the Whyte that we saw against Povetkin.” 1:10 Dillian Whyte believes Derek Chisora let himself down center_img David Haye suggested Whyte vs Chisora III Whyte will wait until a targeted date of January 30 for his postponed rematch with Alexander Povetkin instead of accepting Chisora’s challenge for a short-notice fight on November 21.Whyte must avenge his knockout loss to Povetkin to reclaim the mandatory challenger status to Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight title.Haye had taunted Whyte to accept Chisora’s challenge: “I think it’s a great fight. Dillian said he’s the ‘can man’.“‘Anyone who wants it can get it!’“We’ve heard him say he would fight anyone but everyone is running from him. Well, we’ve got someone here! What are you going to do? 0:53 David Haye suggested Whyte vs Chisora III Dillian Whyte questions David Haye’s role with Derek Chisora Dillian Whyte has questioned why David Haye allowed Derek Chisora to have a set of trainers with no “boxing experience” in his corner for the defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.Chisora fell to a unanimous decision loss to the unbeaten Usyk but his manager Haye claims he is “ageing like a fine wine” and wanted him to rebound at three weeks’ notice to fight Whyte this month.“I thought Derek could have done much better,” Whyte told Sky Sports about his old rival’s performance against Usyk. 1:04 Dillian Whyte believes Derek Chisora let himself down “He let himself down by not having any boxing experience in his corner to guide him and tell him what to do.“He just went into the ring with a mind-set of ‘knockout, knockout, knockout’ but it didn’t work and he just stuck to that game-plan.“Derek was the boss in his corner. They aren’t boxing coaches and they didn’t give the advice he needed to make the adjustments to beat Usyk.“One of them said: ‘If you win this round, you are winning the fight’.“What?“That is a lack of boxing experience. Because he was fit and throwing punches they thought he was winning. No!“Why wasn’t Haye in his corner? Or Dave Coldwell who has trained him before? Don’t just have your mates in the corner for the biggest fight of your life.”Haye teased Whyte to fight Chisora 1:13 How Eddie Hearn broke the bad news to Whyte – Advertisement – last_img read more

MRT Jakarta commences phase 2 construction amid COVID-19 outbreak

first_imgCity-owned transportation company PT MRT Jakarta commenced construction of phase 2 of the Jakarta MRT project last week, after a three-month delay due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the capital.MRT Jakarta, the operator of the country’s first subway service, officially commenced construction of a 2.8-kilometer underground tunnel from the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle (Bundaran HI) to the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta – known as stage CP201 – a city official has said.“On June 15, work commenced on MRT phase 2. We have issued a letter to the contractor, and the CP201 stage has started with the mobilization of workers,” the company’s president director William Sabandar said recently. A total of 2,000 workers will be gradually deployed to the construction site for CP201, he added.The physical construction of CP201 is expected to take place next year.The firm deferred the commencement of work on CP201 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, having pushed it back from the initial March commencement with completion expected by December 2024. MRT Jakarta now expects the contract package to be concluded by March 2025.With the outbreak yet to ebb in the capital, William assured that the company would implement all the necessary health protocols during construction. Among them is to uphold the contractor’s responsibility to ensure workers remain safe throughout their stay in Jakarta. “We will take a ‘business beyond normal’ approach. We’ll no longer be able to work on projects like we used to during the first phase,” he said, adding that office work would make use of more digital technology to reduce physical interactions.During the three months of down time, both the company and the contractor had prepared for the commencement of work with field surveys, soil investigation, relocation of utilities, design completion and continuing the permit application process, MRT Jakarta construction director Silvia Halim said.“We also ensured our readiness to implement health protocols,” she said recently.Phase 2 of the MRT’s development will see the construction of seven underground stations, extending 6.3 kilometers from Bundaran HI to Kota in West Jakarta.Stage CP201 proceeds alongside construction of other phase 2 stages, namely Harmoni-Mangga Besar (CP202) and Glodok-Kota (CP203), as well as the construction of railway systems and track work (CP205) and the procurement of rolling stock (CP206).The firm has completed stage CP200, which was the construction of an electric receiving substation (RSS) at Monas.William said the deferral would not affect the continuation of the project because the Indonesian government and the Japanese government, through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), had signed a deal for a loan worth Rp 22.5 trillion (US$1.59 billion) to fund phase 2.However, as the loan will only cover the Bundaran HI-Kota route, the firm is seeking additional funding to continue the construction from Kota to West Ancol, where the train depot is located.He said the central government would request additional funding from JICA to complete the line up to the MRT Jakarta depot, which is phase 2B. The project’s value has yet to be revealed, pending feasibility studies.During phase 2 construction, MRT Jakarta will simultaneously build transit-oriented-developments (TOD) in its stations. The company is attempting business-to-business (B2B) cooperation to gain funding to develop the integrated services, William said.  Since its launch last year, the MRT has seen a dramatic drop in ridership since the Jakarta administration imposed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB).Before the COVID-19 outbreak, the MRT saw an average of 100,000 daily passengers. This number has declined sharply, with an average of just 2,000 daily passengers during PSBB.With the city administration beginning to ease restrictions, the MRT recorded an increase of up to 17,000 passengers in mid-June.Topics :last_img read more

Caz freshman helps Clinton women’s ice hockey win first state championship

first_img“We are very proud of Briana and her teammates,” said Rockwood’s father, Ron, “They were the underdogs going into the state championship game. However, she and her teammates came together, worked hard and showed who wanted it more. They made their own miracle that night in Lake Placid.”Rockwood joined the Clinton-based team back in November, along with 21 other athletes from several area high schools.“It has been really fun,” Rockwood said. “They are my second family. We had girls on the team from seven different school districts. It was awesome how we all came together and were able to accomplish something so big . . . we couldn’t believe it when the buzzer went off and we had won the game. It was an amazing feeling. We made history in Lake Placid and I feel really lucky to be a part of it.” By Kate HillStaff WriterOn Feb. 9, Cazenovia High School freshman Briana Rockwood helped the Clinton women’s ice hockey team to earn its first-ever state title.After completing a 13-2-3 season, the Warriors — already the Section III champions — went on to defeat Williamsville 1-0 in the state championship game in Lake Placid. Throughout the season, Rockwood, who plays forward (wing and center), scored four goals and earned five assists.“We are excited for Briana and her family for the success she experienced this season,” said Cazenovia Central School District (CSD) Athletic Administrator Mike Byrnes. “It was a great opportunity for her to be able to play ice hockey through our board of education and superintendent supported agreement with Clinton. [The arrangement allows Briana] to play a school sport like hockey when she otherwise would not have had the chance. Thank you to all who helped make this happen for Briana and congratulations to her on the championship!”Rockwood, who has lived in the Town of Cazenovia her entire life, started playing hockey when she was seven years old.“I always wanted to play hockey, and it took until [then] to convince my parents to let me play,” she said. “It looked like it would be a very fun sport to play.”In addition to playing for the Warriors, Rockwood has also played on the Syracuse Valley Eagles 14U Tier 1 Girls Hockey Team.This past fall, she joined the Cazenovia Girls Varsity Soccer Team; in the spring, she plans to play lacrosse for the Lakers.After completing her varsity hockey career, the athlete hopes to go on to play NCAA College Hockey.“We are very proud of Briana’s accomplishments, both athletic and academic,” said Rockwood’s mother, Chris.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: Briana RockwoodCazenovia High SchoolClinton WarriorsClinton women’s ice hockeyhockeySection III championsstate championship gamelast_img read more

Video: Bolt wins 3rd straight 100m Olympic Gold

first_imgJamaican Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three straight 100m gold medals at the Olympic Games as he stormed home in 9.81 seconds in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Bolt, 29, beat America’s Justin Gatlin (9.89) to the precious medal to follow up his titles at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.Gatlin got off from the block with a burst and it took Bolt until around 85m for the Jamaican to catch him and leave him training.Bolt is now on course for the sprint ‘treble treble’ with the 200m and the 4x100m relay to come later.Canada’s Andre De Grasse picked the bronze in 9.91.Speaking after the race Bolt said his ambition of joining sports greats is about to manifest. “Somebody said I can become immortal. Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal.” He however admitted that he really could not go as fast as he would have expected. “It was brilliant. I didn’t go so fast but I’m so happy I won. I told you guys I was going to do it,” joked Bolt amid back slapping and hand pumping from his Jamaican brothers.The night however did not go to the Jamaican legendary sprint king. South African Wayde van Niekerk broke a 17-year world record to win 400m gold in 43.03 seconds.Van Niekerk’s 400m time was 0.15 seconds quicker than the previous world record set by Michael Johnson in Seville in 1999.In tennis, Great Britain’s Wimbledon champion Andy Murray retained his Olympic title with an epic win over Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in the men’s singles final.last_img read more

Little Silver Ball Fields Upgraded With $250K Grant

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |LITTLE SILVER – When the boys and girls of summer take the field this season, they’ll do so on revitalized borough ball fields.According to Doug Glassmacher, Little Silver’s director of recreation, a $250,000 parks and recreation grant awarded annually by Monmouth County has helped borough officials refurbish baseball and softball diamonds at Sickles Field and Borough and Library Fields.“The fencing was old, the dugouts and bleachers needed upgrades, and the drainage of the fields was a big issue that needed to be addressed,” Glassmacher said. “These are fields that hadn’t been upgraded in more than 30 years. So it was our goal to make some long-lasting improvements to them.”Sickles Field is located next to Sickles Market, at 200 Rumson Road. The Little Silver Borough and Library Fields can be found behind CVS and Borough Hall, at 480 Prospect Ave.Glassmacher confirmed that the aged and rusted galvanized fencing surrounding these Little Silver facilities has been replaced with new black vinyl coated materials. For Glassmacher, the most significant of those upgrades are the new concrete pathways leading into the dugouts and nearby bleachers, making the fields more accessible and comfortable for special needs fans and athletes.“The handicap accessible pathways were something we were really pushing for. We have such a large special needs population in our area, and all over the county. So this was a very necessary upgrade, and one we were going to push for even if we didn’t get this grant.” “The recreation improvements have been a long time coming,” Little Silver Mayor Robert C. Neff Jr. said. “We have a really dedicated recreation committee in town, who brought their concerns to us, so we looked for opportunities. That’s when Doug and our Borough Administrator Kim Jungfer went to work and got us the grants from the county. And with that we’ve been able to make some really significant upgrades.” New dugouts with covers are now in place, while a newly purchased high-quality clay mixture has been used to enhance the condition of the infield.State-of-the-art drainage systems have also been installed at the fields to combat the underground streams beneath Sickles Field and Borough and Library Fields.Glassmacher said that Challenger Field, accessiblefrom Willow Drive, has also been equipped with a new drainage mechanism to keep over flow from the nearby wetlands at bay. Glassmacher said the grant award was due much in part to the formation of a master plan by the recreation committee – a document produced by Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc. of Wall Township – which allowed the borough to take inventory of its athletic fields and recreational facilities.The planning document also makes suggestions on upgrades, which the recreation director says gives the borough’s grant requests more credence in the eyes of the county.“The planning document does provide us a little bit of a wish list in terms of upgrades, so each year we apply for more grants we can reference the master plan, which gives the applications more credibility. And we plan on applying for them every year moving forward. We may not be awarded each year, but the master plan displays a clear vision of what funding would accomplish.”The article was first published in the May 10-17, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Marvin Lee ‘frustrated, pressured’ as UST nears winless season

first_img“I’m really pressured right now because this might the be the first time in my career that I will finish with a 0-14 record,” said Lee in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Lee played 34 minutes, the most of all the players on both teams, and looked downtrodden when the final buzzer sounded signaling UST’s worst loss of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd although Lee shot the bulk of UST’s attempts, going 10-of-20 from the field, he still felt he could’ve done more to lift his team and his teammates.“I’m really frustrated right now because I feel that I can’t carry my teammates, I feel that I can’t help them enough,” said Lee. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Guiao hails Ravena-Alas backcourt as NLEX’s future Marvin Lee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas is two games away from a possible 0-14 finish in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, and no one feels the pressure more to avoid such embarrassment than captain Marvin Lee.The third-year guard practically left his heart out in the Growling Tigers’ 94-59 loss to La Salle putting up 25 points, 10 coming in the fourth, and seven boards in a bid to show that UST still has the heart to put up a fight.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

Coming off bench ‘good experience’ for injured Valdez

first_imgSEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo But it was a necessary move for Creamline, as the three-time UAAP MVP got a chance to rest as she recovered from a minor right ankle sprain.“That was originally the plan, to come off the bench. The PTs said that what I needed was just rest and therapy, but I knew that when my number is called, I should be able to perform,” she said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingValdez, though, struggled mightily, contributing only two points in the Cool Smashers’ sorry five-set defeat to BaliPure, 20-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-18, 15-7, Tuesday in the 2017 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.Still, the league’s leading scorer would rather look at Creamline’s defeat as a chance for the team to rectify its miscues going into the quarterfinals, where it will play as the fifth-seed. View comments Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time BaliPure pulls off comeback win vs Creamline, books semis seat Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPlaying as a starter all her life, Alyssa Valdez admitted that it took time for her to adjust to her role coming off the bench.“It’s very new to me. I’m not usually inserted for receive and defense, but it was a good experience for me,” she said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay MOST READcenter_img “More than the loss, we’re looking at the improvement for all of the players in our team,” she said. “Everyone is adjusting. Ceska (Racraquin) played as a libero today, so there were lots of adjustments we have going to the next round. But the coaches said that we’re showing good signs and what we need is just a small push.”And Valdez is hopeful that Creamline can apply its learnings from this match to its last game of the eliminations against Perlas Spikers on Thursday.“We need to play as a team there, correct all our mistakes, and click in the latter part of the game so that we can finish strong,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Teaira McCowan’s layup at buzzer lifts Fever over Liberty in WNBA opener

first_img“This is definitely one of the top five I’ve been part of,” said McCowan, with a smile.Tiffany Mitchell led Indiana with 22 points. Her free throw with 2:16 left in the game gave Indiana a 79-78 lead. Neither team could score until the final seven seconds.Charles, who finished with 32 points and 12 rebounds, hit two free throws after she was fouled on a rebound with seven seconds remaining that gave New York a one-point lead.The loss was the 14th in a row for the Liberty dating back to last season. Charles didn’t see this as a continuation of the streak from last year.“Last year is in the past, you can only focus on this year,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT “I always tell her to keep her hands up,” Dupree said. “I yelled at her as I drove, ‘T’ your hands.”McCowan was part of one of the greatest game-winning shots at Mississippi State when teammate Morgan William hit a 15-footer in overtime at the 2017 Final Four to end UConn’s record 111-game winning streak. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FRENCH OPEN 2019: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic still rule tennis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I haven’t ever hit a game-winner before,” said the third pick in the draft, who finished with 11 points. “Not in AAU, high school or college.”Trailing by one after Tina Charles made two free throws with seven seconds left, Candice Dupree drove the lane and dished it off to McCowan, who laid it in just before the buzzer sounded. The officials did a quick video review and confirmed the basket counted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Teaira McCowan’s WNBA debut was a memorable one, hitting the game-winning layup at the buzzer.The rookie’s shot lifted Indiana to an 81-80 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.ADVERTISEMENT View comments This was the Liberty’s first regular-season game under new owner Joe Tsai. An investment group led by the Brooklyn Nets minority owner bought the Liberty in late January. Tsai, co-founder of the e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, bought a 49% interest in the Nets last year. Tsai was in attendance along with new WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert and acting WNBA President Mark Tatum. Engelbert starts officially on July 17 after finishing her current job as CEO of Deloitte USA next month. The trio met at the half.Indiana got off to a rough start, missing its first eight shots before Shenise Johnson’s layup nearly 5 minutes into the game. Johnson sat out last year while recovering from an ACL tear suffered in 2017 and then a hamstring injury. Indiana built a 39-33 lead at the half despite 16 points by Charles. The lead grew to 54-42 with 3:19 left in the third before Reshanda Gray and Bria Hartley rallied New York, which scored 18 of the final 20 points to end the period. Gray’s putback with three seconds left capped the run and made it 60-56 for the Liberty. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LIBERTY DEBUTS: Asia Durr and Han Xu got their first minutes in the league playing for New York. Durr, who was drafted second by the Liberty, finished with eight points. Han played 65 seconds.“It was fun, exciting. First time playing in a game that counts,” Durr said. “Got my feet wet. I was super impressed with how we played. We could have done better.”UP NEXT:Fever: At Connecticut on Tuesday.Liberty: At Indiana on June 1. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more