USF Alumni Association Names Nutter to 2014 Fast 56 Rankings

USF Alumni Association Names Nutter to 2014 Fast 56 Rankings.

GATOR HALF TRIATHLON “florida’s fastest half” 2014 Results

GATOR HALF TRIATHLON “florida’s fastest half” 2014 Results

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Ironman 70.3 Haines City, FL Results 2014

Ironman 70.3 Haines City, FL Results 2014

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Americans Are Starting to Miss More Mortgage Payments

Americans Are Starting to Miss More Mortgage Payments

By Christine DiGangi

For several quarters, lenders have been reporting low and falling delinquency rates for credit card, mortgage and auto loan borrowers, and that positive trend has opened up credit products to consumers with lower credit scores.

That may be starting to shift.

A greater share of mortgages were 30 to 59 days past due in the fourth quarter of 2013 than at the same time in 2012, and bank risk professionals expect credit card and auto loan delinquencies to follow suit.

Growing Concern

At the end of 2012, 2.05% of outstanding mortgages were at least 30 days delinquent, which was down from 2.39% in 2011. But at the close of 2013, the delinquency rate rose slightly, to 2.13%, according to data from the Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports. Using Experian’s IntelliView tool to sort the data, the bump in delinquencies appears to be recent, as the 60- and 90-day delinquency rates remain below those of last year.

Problem Likely to Worsen

In a survey by FICO of bank-risk professionals, nearly half said they expect delinquency rates on all consumer loans to rise to their highest levels since late 2011. For credit cards, 44% of respondents expected delinquencies to increase, and 35% predicted auto loan delinquencies would jump.

We’ve seen concerns about delinquencies creeping up for a few quarters,” said Andrew Jennings , FICO’s chief analytics officer, in a news release about the survey. “These numbers mean more people are gaining access to credit, but we need to keep a close eye on the risk levels of these new loans. If delinquencies reach an uncomfortable level, we may see lenders pull back again.”

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Atlantic City casino earnings down 35 percent

Atlantic City casino earnings down 35 percent

Atlantic City casino earnings fell 35 percent in2013, despite boost from Internet revenues

By Wayne Parry, Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Not even a boost from Internet gambling money and the comparison with an extremely slow period after Superstorm Sandy could prevent Atlantic City’s casinos from seeing a big decline in their earnings in 2013.

The casinos saw their gross operating profits decline by nearly 35 percent last year.

The 12 casinos that operated in 2013 — the Atlantic Club shut down in January of 2014 — posted a collective gross operating profit of $235 million, down from $360 million in 2012.

For the fourth quarter of 2013, the casinos reduced their gross operating losses by more than 73 percent, to a loss of $5.7 million in the last three months of the year. That was compared with a loss of $21.6 million in the same period of 2012, when New Jersey was still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy.

Gross operating profit includes earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and other charges, and is a widely accepted measure of profitability in the casino industry.

Atlantic City’s casinos have seen the revenue and profits fall since shortly after the first Pennsylvania casino opened in late 2006. Continuing saturation of the casino market in the northeastern U.S. has cost New Jersey billions in lost revenue and thousands of lost jobs.

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My hometown Sarasota, Florida from the perspective of a bird’s eye… Best town in the world

My hometown Sarasota, Florida from the perspective of a bird's eye… Best town in the world.

List of current Condo Developments in Sarasota, FL getting started in 2014-2015

List of current Condo Developments in Sarasota, FL getting started in 2014-2015.

Westboro church’s first protest after founder’s death met by counterprotest

Westboro church’s first protest after founder’s death met by counterprotest… Outside Lorde concert, signs read ‘Sorry for your loss,’ ‘Live your life and be awesome’

Westboro reverse protesting!

Westboro reverse protesting!


By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News

Westboro Baptist Church protesters demonstrating outside of a Lorde concert in Kansas City, Mo., over the weekend were met with an unusual counterprotest.

On Friday, two days after the death of Westboro’s founding pastor, Fred Phelps, about 20 members of the church — holding signs that read “God Hates Sluts” among other messages — were greeted by demonstrators with banners that read, “Sorry for your loss” and “Live your life and be awesome.”

“We realized that it wasn’t so much about antagonizing them,” Megan Coleman, who helped create one of the counterprotest signs, told KSHB-TV. “We are here for people who need that message and need that positivity.”

The counterdemonstration was, in part, inspired by the New Zealand pop singer herself.

After the Topeka-based church announced it would protest Lorde’s show because “the young lady has not been taught and will not teach young women to be sober and godly,” she encouraged fans on Twitter to attend the concert dressed in rainbow colors and kiss Westboro protesters of the same sex.

Westboro members appeared unmoved.

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Congratulations, Warren Buffett… We already know that nobody’s going to win the $1 billion bracket challenge.

Congratulations, Warren Buffett… We already know that nobody’s going to win the $1 billion bracket challenge.

Buffett plays his old winning tune on Billion dollar challenge

Buffett plays his old winning tune on Billion dollar challenge

By Josh Levin via Slate ‘Sports Nut Section’

Earlier Friday, my colleague John Swansburg offered Warren Buffett a not-so-amazing deal, suggesting that the Oracle of Omaha buy out his then-perfect, 16-for-16 bracket for a mere $10 million. Buffett was wise to wait: Duke lost to Mercer, and Mr. Swansburg’s picks were toast. He’s not the only one: As of early Friday evening, after Gonzaga’s win over Oklahoma State, there are just six perfect brackets remaining out of 11 million in ESPN.com’s Tournament Challenge. And in the Buffett/Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, which is hosted by Yahoo Sports? There are a mere three.

Our last remaining potential billionaires: Letisha’s Swag Bracket, eric hjermstad’s Bracket, and Michelle’s Awesome Bracket. (Great picks, Eric, but poor adjectival foresight.) All three of the perfect pickers have UCLA, Wichita State, Kentucky, Virginia, and George Washington to win in tonight’s NCAA tournament action. If Tulsa, Cal Poly, Kansas State, Coastal Carolina, or Memphis win this evening, then Buffett’s money is safe before the tourney’s opening weekend. In the other three games, Letisha likes Stephen F. Austin over VCU, Providence over North Carolina, and North Carolina Central over Iowa State. Eric has VCU, UNC, and Iowa State. Michelle’s got VCU, UNC, and North Carolina Central. No matter what, then, there will be at most one perfect bracket going into the weekend, with 31 games left to go in the tournament. I’m liking Buffett’s side of that bet.

As David Sarno noted in his prescient piece, “Don’t Take Warren Buffett’s Bracket Challenge,” Quicken is giving out $100,000 each to 20 top finishers. That’s not $1 billion, but it’s not chump change either. Well, unless you’re Warren Buffett.

Update, 11:00 p.m.: Sorry, Letisha. Condolences, Eric. Tough break, Michelle. When Memphis beat George Washington, the $1 billion dream was over for our last three perfect bracketeers. Oh, and congratulations Warren. It’s time to pop the champagne.

Update No. 2, March 22, 11:45 a.m.: While there are no perfect brackets left in the ESPN.com Tournament Challenge and in the Buffett/Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, there is one unsullied entry remaining in Yahoo Sports’ Tourney Pick’em 2014. “Brad’s Breathtaking Bracket” has all 32 of Thursday and Friday’s games correct.

If you want to follow along with Brad’s quest for perfection, he’s got Florida, Syracuse, Michigan State, UConn, San Diego State, Oregon, Louisville, and Michigan in Saturday’s action.

Update No. 3, March 23, 10:30 a.m.: Brad’s Breathtaking Bracket is no longer quite so breathtaking. Dayton’s win over Syracuse on Saturday, followed soon after by Wisconsin’s victory over Oregon, finally busted Brad Binder’s bracket. As far as we know, there are now zero perfect brackets remaining throughout the land. Picking the winners of 40 straight basketball games: It’s very, very hard. Picking the winners of 63 in a row: As Warren Buffett knew along, that’s essentially impossible.

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Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dies… His flock is confused about whether to protest or dissolve.

“I’ve never wished a man dead, but I’ve read some obituaries with great pleasure.” – Mark Twain

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dies… His flock is confused about whether to protest or dissolve.

Fred Phelps Dead at 84.

Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died at the age of 84, according to two of his children.

His son, Timothy Phelps, confirmed to Kansas’ WIBW that Fred Phelps died “before midnight” on Wednesday. His daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, also confirmed news of the death to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

However, at least one family member seemed to dispute the reports of his siblings, as attorney Jonathan Phelps told WIBW: “Pastor Phelps is doing just fine.” The network notes this could be a spiritual reference.

“I can tell you that Fred Phelps is having some health problems,” WBC spokesman Steve Drain told the Lawrence Journal-World Sunday. “He’s an old man, and old people get health problems.”

A spokesperson for the Westboro Baptist Church was not immediately available for further comment Thursday.

Nate Phelps, one of Fred Phelps’ estranged children, wrote a Facebook post on March 15 saying his father was “on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas.”

He also revealed Fred Phelps had been excommunicated from the church in August 2013. The Topeka Capital-Journal later reported the excommunication occurred after he called for kinder treatment of fellow church members.

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