Latin America hits 70,000 pandemic deaths, daily record in Mexico

first_imgThe daily totals bring Mexico’s overall official count to 129,184 infections and 15,357 deaths.The World Health Organization has determined that Latin America is the new hotspot for the pandemic, which began around the beginning of the year in China and quickly spread to Europe and beyond.Governments across the globe acknowledge that the real number of infected people is significantly higher than the official counts.Latin American fatalities attributed to the highly-contagious Covid-19 respiratory illness caused by the virus stand at 70,972, while total infections are at 1.45 million.The outbreak has also spread rapidly in Peru, Chile and Columbia. Latin America’s coronavirus crisis reached a grim new milestone on Wednesday with total deaths exceeding 70,000, according to a Reuters count, as Mexico hit a daily record for confirmed infections.Brazil, with the largest economy in the region, remains Latin America’s most affected country as total fatalities are just shy of 40,000, the world’s third highest death toll after the United States and Britain.In the region’s second biggest country Mexico, a new daily record of 4,883 confirmed cases was reported by the health ministry, along with 708 additional fatalities. Topics :last_img read more

Chelsea fail to punish Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham after drawing to Burnley

first_imgTempers flared towards the end of the Premier League match (Picture: Getty)Tempers flare at full-time as @ChelseaFC miss out on the chance to go third and @BurnleyOfficial move within a point of @PremierLeague survival!Watch highlights from the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge here:— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) April 22, 2019 Comment Burnley drew to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (Picture: Getty)Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening as the Blues missed the chance to move up to third in the Premier League table.Victory for Maurizio Sarri’s side would have seen Chelsea overtake Tottenham and consolidate their top-four position following a weekend that saw Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United all lose.But the Blues were forced to settle for a point after both teams scored twice in the opening 24 minutes of the match.It was Jeff Hendrick who gave Burnley, now virtually safe from relegation, an early lead with a superb volley from the edge of the box.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEden Hazard assisted N’Golo Kante for Chelsea’s equaliser, before the hosts went in front through a fine Gonzalo Higuain strike.Ashley Barnes levelled for Burnley just ten minutes later, however, and neither side were able to score a winner after the break.Chelsea, who are level on points with Tottenham and just one and three points above Arsenal and Manchester United respectively, were booed off.Speaking after the match, Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton said: ‘It was a massive point. We knew it would be a tough game. ‘You could see how much it meant to the lads. We’ve been very good at offensive and defensive set-plays.‘Gonzalo Higuain’s shot was a rocket. I couldn’t get my hands onto it. We can soak up pressure and make it awkward for teams.’Former Chelsea star Gus Poyet, meanwhile, said: ‘I think that it shows Chelsea were in control and the team attacking, but we expect that from Burnley.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I don’t remember a team having so many touches in an opposition box. I think they were just playing inside the box.‘Burnley were so tight and compact inside their own box that they allowed Chelsea to play in the box, without getting through them.‘It was a game that they had to win – at home to a team at the bottom after what happened at the weekend. It’s two points dropped.’MORE: Maurizio Sarri and Eden Hazard react to Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham defeats Advertisementcenter_img Chelsea fail to punish Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham after drawing to Burnley Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Apr 2019 9:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

NAMB Loan Officer Compensation Rules Threaten Small Businesses

first_img The “”Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s””: (CFPB) new rules on loan originator compensation will inevitably raise prices for consumers and harm small business, according to the “”National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB).””: [IMAGE]””It seems that every part of these rules imposed by the CFPB are intended to make it increasingly difficult for small businesses to operate,”” Donald J. Frommeyer, NAMB president, said of the new compensation rules and the qualified mortgage rule. [COLUMN_BREAK]Frommeyer said the majority of the 10,579 mortgage brokers in the United States have five employees at most, and a large portion of the commission they receive on loans goes to paying overhead to operate their business. The new qualified mortgage and compensation rules are “”the perfect way to eliminate smaller business operations from the marketplace,”” which will lead to decreased competition and ultimately higher prices for consumers, according to NAMB. “”This is the very opposite of the CFPB’s purpose,”” Frommeyer said. Loan officer compensation generally ranges from 1.5 percent to 3 percent of the loan amount. The type of loan affects how much the loan officer receives. Under the “”CFPB’s new rules,””: however, loan officers may not be compensated based on the terms of a loan. According to CFPB Director Richard Cordray, the new rules eliminate a conflict of interest in which loan officers benefit from persuading consumers to take on riskier loans. However, NAMB insists the rules unfairly impact small brokers, which are “”an integral part of America.”” in Origination January 25, 2013 424 Views NAMB: Loan Officer Compensation Rules Threaten Small Businessescenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investors Lenders & Servicers National Association of Mortgage Brokers Regulation Service Providers 2013-01-25 Krista Franks Brock Sharelast_img read more