The Red Cross in Osgood to close

first_imgOsgood, IN—The American Red Cross of Southeast Indiana will be closing its office in Osgood, Indiana, by September 30, 2019.This transition aligns with continuous efforts to streamline all Red Cross operations to provide the best possible working environment for employees and volunteers, to ensure the best use of donor dollars, to reduce costs, and to allow the Red Cross to put more money back into mission delivery. “Our priority is always to provide help and hope in local communities, and this change will only enhance our ability to do that,” said Donna Colon, executive director for the American Red Cross—Indiana Region, Southeast Chapter. “The Osgood office closing will not impact the services we provide to the community every day.”last_img read more

Chris Nanco eyes late-career push with scoreless streak put to rest

first_imgChris Nanco sketched out a plan at the beginning of the season. Too often, the senior forward admitted, his long run had ended in years prior with near misses and gasps from the disappointed crowd.When attacking the goal, he adopted a new mentality. He’d keep an end result — the ball going through the net — at the forefront of his mind. He increased one-on-one work with Syracuse assistant coach Matt Verni to improve his finishing ability.The senior forward burst to a hot start this season, scoring four goals in the team’s first three games. But until his two-goal outing last week against Pittsburgh, he had been held off the scoreboard, getting no goals since Sept. 9 and no assists since Sept. 16. It had been 55 days since Nanco last found the back of the net, a span covering eight weeks, 11 games and Syracuse’s longest winless streak in five years. Nanco’s scoreless drought was the longest of his career at Syracuse — and his life.“Keep taking shots,” Nanco said last week. “One of them will go in.”One finally did go in, and then another, giving No. 7 Syracuse (11-3-4, 3-2-3 Atlantic Coast) a new facet to its scoring attack. Over the last four years, the Orange is 16-0 in games Nanco scores. As Syracuse awaits its NCAA tournament seeding, he looks to make an end-of-career push. His next game could be his last at SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDrifting toward midfield, Nanco is adept at beating defenders to open spots. His long runs up the sidelines set the offense in motion, sucking defenders his way. Asked about Syracuse’s main threat, most opponent coaches mention him before anyone else. Bobby Muuss, the head coach of No. 2 Wake Forest, singled him out, saying he’s “dangerous.”Tony D. Curtis | Staff PhotographerEven in games Nanco doesn’t score, defenders drop back or leave their men to stop him, as was the case against Pittsburgh. Jonathan Hagman benefited from a defense keyed-in on Nanco, as the sophomore followed up Nanco’s two goals with two of his own.“Chris’ contribution to the team without scoring goals has been massive,” Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said. “I would worry if we weren’t getting that other contribution.”Nanco’s scoring efficiency had gone down since each season from his freshman to junior year. This season (11.8 percent), he’s improved on last year’s mark of just 5.8 percent. He had four goals last year but took 69 shots to do it. In his freshman year, he took only 21 shots to score four times, a success rate of 19 percent.His 44 shots placed him fourth in the conference entering last weekend. He had played almost every minute of every game until he left the ACC quarterfinal against Clemson in the first half after sustaining what appeared to be a minor injury to his left leg.While he shrugged off his scoring drought, he acknowledged Syracuse needs him to score to be at its best. He’s Syracuse’s leading active scorer, with 19 goals, and is second on the team only to senior midfielder Oyvind Alseth in games started, with 79.Nanco challenges himself in practice against Kamal Miller, one of Syracuse’s biggest defenders. Jockeying for position and weaving his way against bigger bodies has comprised much of the 5-foot-6, 145-pounder’s career.“Balls hitting the back of the net,” McIntyre said last Monday, “we’re going to take that and put it on Wednesday night. And then we’ll be good to go.”Nanco provided a fresh reminder of how many ways he can influence a game last Wednesday, scoring twice and luring defenders his way. His plan from the start of the year is working again. His career could end with one more loss. But when he scores, Syracuse doesn’t lose. Comments Published on November 7, 2016 at 9:26 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fannie Mae Homebuyers Hopeful on Affordability

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News February 7, 2019 1,068 Views Fannie Mae: Homebuyers Hopeful on Affordability Homebuyers are getting more positive about being able to afford a home, according to the latest data from the Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae.According to Fannie Mae, the HPSI rose 1.2 points in January primarily due to “an 8-percentage point jump in the net share of Americans who reported substantially higher household income in January compared to the same period last year.The net share of Americans saying it was a good time to buy a home also increased 4-percentage points in January to 15 percent. The report indicated that this component was down 12 percentage points in January 2018. However, the net share of those saying that it was a good time to sell a home decreased 1 percentage point to 35 percent, down 3 percentage points from the same time last year.”Movement among the HPSI components points to possible housing affordability relief in 2019,” said Doug Duncan, SVP and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. “The net share of consumers expecting home prices to increase over the next year has declined further, falling to the lowest level since late 2012.”In fact, the net share of consumers who expected an increase in home prices has been falling for four consecutive months. In January it fell another percentage point to 30 percent.The net share of consumers who said that mortgage rates would decline over the next 12 months also increased 3 percentage points to -53 percent. “Fewer consumers since last summer, on net, believe that mortgage rates will rise over the next year, a sentiment consistent with the Fed’s statement at its January meeting that it will be patient with future target rate adjustments,” Duncan explained.Additionally, he said that the results of the latest HPSI were in line with Fannie Mae’s forecast that “amid improving affordability conditions, home sales should stabilize in 2019 after declining last year for the first time in four years.”center_img Fannie Mae Home Prices Home Sales Homebuyers HOUSING HPSI mortgage 2019-02-07 Radhika Ojha Sharelast_img read more